So, I'm still sick.
Saturday I kept thinking to myself, "I'm sure I'm on the mend …" and tried to do the mind over matter thing, but no such luck. Yesterday I barely got out of bed. I was seriously in bed pretty much the whole day. I even skipped church and I HATE missing church. It felt like I had Mono (and I know what that feels like because I had it in college.) Anyway, there was zero strength in my body and even eating took too much energy. Today, I'm trying again and telling myself that I am on the mend … crazy sickness!!
So, I'm taking it slow and will attempt to get a few important things done.
In an effort to find and feed my creative spirit, I am wearing my NEW GREEN sneakers today. When my mom was in town, we went to Nordstrom to find some dressy shoes to wear with skirts and slacks. I have very narrow feet and a few other issues that make my feet hard to fit, so it takes a good long while and some patient help to find shoes. In the midst of all the shoe-trying, these green tennis shoes kept catching my eye. They were all the way across the room. When I had finally made my other shoe decisions I said "Wait … I'm not done. See those cute green shoes over there? Can I try on those?"
Long story short — I splurged. (click to see more)
I will just be honest and admit that they cost $88.00 — I have NEVER spent that much money on sneakers, but I just couldn't walk away. The good news is, they are really comfortable!
I am excited to ANNOUNCE our next Projects Plus class in Partnership with Cocoa Daisy. It OPENS today and Two Peas Garden Girl, Kelli Crowe is the teacher. Kelli has designed the March Kit at Cocoa Daisy and she is also teaching some rad paper-piecing skills in conjunction with the kit at Big Picture Scrapbooking. Take a few minutes to explore these links and see if you can resist!!
OK, I'm a bit behind the 8 ball on posting this, but I'm sure you heard about the CRAZY brush fires in Australia, and I'm sure there is still plenty of NEED. I love that scrapbooking truly has a global footprint — one that is generally centered around caring. We definitely take care of our own. If you want to get involved with a great "creative" outreach on behalf of thousands of families …
go read Sara Gladman's blog. How cool would it be to get some friends together for an evening of scrapbooking and have everyone make a blank ready-to-go layout to send to a fellow scrapper in Victoria. It would be cool.
And, finally … in a long overdue way, here's a bit more on my weekend in Brainerd, MN.
This is Lorna.
Lorna is the owner/creator of Delta Phi Scrappa and is one cool chick.
Essentially, Delta Phi exists to celebrate scrapbooking and sisterhood and from my perspective, it is doing a marvelous job. When I arrived on Friday evening, I was greeted by a hall full of PINK + BLACK. There long tables filling the place and lots and lots of sisters already scrapping away.
Lorna's sister Becky (a professional photographer) attends their big annual crop event and sets up lights and a backdrop so that individuals and groups can get good pictures taken. I'm not sure why I have to be such a dork ALL the time … but we did have fun.
These delightful ladies were hosting their own family scrapbook weekend, but drove 40 miles to attend our Glimpses reception on Saturday night. Each time I travel and meet scrapbookers I am overwhelmed by the connection we share. I feel so very blessed to do what I do.
I found out last week that I am NOT attending the CKC in Portland this weekend — sorry for the confusion there. I am however headed to Denver with my family for Spring Break and would really like to schedule a Glimpses reception. If you own a store or know someone who does own a scrapbook store in the Denver area, please email me and let's set something up!
For more information on starting your own chapter of Delta Phi Scrappa visit www.deltaphiscrappa.com
Glimpses is a Projects Now class that I teach at Big Picture Scrapbooking. A Glimpses album is designed to help you recognize, celebrate and scrapbook YOU! I have been a part of over a dozen Glimpses' receptions, from London to Sydney to Brainerd, Minnesota and each one is awesome! Ordinary women come together to share personal "glimpses" into their lives and to realize that there is nothing "ordinary" about them — that in fact they are completely unique and EXTRAordinary, full of passion and in love with life. Oh … and we eat brownies too.
I'm already feeling better … Happy Monday.