Thursday, February 26, 2009

What am I doing?

Okay, what am I doing? I went shopping and was soon totally overwhelmed by all the different things and the realization I have no clue what to do with it all if I had it.

I bought a scrapbook kit, you can guess it now, there are no directions at all. I am so very hopeful that after the beginner class I am going to take that I will figure out how to do something with all this stuff. Speaking of which, I went to a place called Dollar Tree to pick up some garbage bags. Each and every item in that store is one dollar. They have a little scrapbook section.

This is some of the packages. This has very delicate almost Victorian looking embellishments. The flower shapes to the side are actually little note pads but in person are some really pretty colored paper. To the other side are some vellum like stickers with little sayings and such. Thought that some quotes or sentiments would be safe a addition to any supply stash.

There are some also pretty neat little packs of colored papers that will be great for playing with on the Cricut and Big Kick.

These are some great looking precut shapes of tags and such and some paper page sets that come with co-ordinating papers.

Some other items I picked up at the dollar store were some neat little stamp pads, note cards to decorate, and these really cool looking paper crimps. They kind of emboss the paper with the shape of a teddy bear, hearts, stars and little flowers. There are a couple of little photo albums that I decided needed to come home with me and get dressed up a bit. After all they were only a buck each. The photo doesn't show it very well, but there was these neat wire embellishments. It has some beads on it and is shaped in the word "Celebrate" and at least to a newbie to the craft looks really neat. Bet it would stitch in to a crazy quilt square perfectly. Okay, don't look at this like that. I am not actually crossing hobbies, just making a comment. However, hobbies can be crossed with a world altering catastrophe. It is done all the time.

People tat little shapes to attach to cards, stampers print out images on different mediums, you get the idea. I mean really, did Michael Angelo only paint? I think not.

Speaking of rubber stamps, I have begun my journey to become a Stampin Up demonstrator. I was all excited as Friday came and it was time for the meeting with the demonstrator that will be signing me up. I was all prepared for the cost, eagerly anticipating play with the start up kit while on the camping trip. No kit, as yet, since apparently the kit is ordered from out of town (heck, out of state) so will arrive as soon as my intro letter has been received and a new set sent out to try and curb those actions.

I am posting this while our Internet with "intermittent problems currently being worked on by technicians" is actually working. Then, off to bed for some sleep. Have to get up early in the morning to finish packing the trailer for an overnight camping trip up the mountain. Weather is forecast to be great all day on Saturday with a possibility of breaking a temperature record that has held since the early 20's. Sunday however, a different story, which means that if the storm comes in from that direction may hit there during the night. Hopefully it will come from the other direction and we have some good weather to ride in.

Will be sure to post how it all goes.

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