Friday, January 23, 2009

i'm pretending i don't see the polkadots...

today was what seemed a very long day. however, i was able to make a quick trip to the shoppe. i have lost a very special pen; it was a gift. the pen was one of those you can take apart and put whatever you want to show thru the barrel. believe it or not mine was white with green polkadots and had my initial in the middle. i must have lost it at the hospital while visiting my grandmother. so, that is why i was at the shoppe. thankfully cheryl had the pens and was holding one for me to pick up today. now i have to make a decision on just what i want on the inside!

i've really missed being at the shoppe. but, thankfully i am on the email list so i can keep up with all her goodies as they arive! you should see the awesome topiary she made for a sweet valentine. and the card to go with it is perfect. both cheryl and sandy have blogs and are listed on my page. to see their beautiful hand made gifts and cards you should follow their wonderful blogs!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

the polkadots are still here...

got to the card class (late as usual) but i got there! sandy's a great teacher and i'm great at taking my time;) the cards are cute and sweet, for us girls anyway. we actually made cards for the guys too. pretty neat.

as sandy moved on to take a "page" class from shelley i was still taking my time working on my cards. ok, so they're a bit simple looking but i did make them. and i enjoyed doing so. the only reason i sat and finished the cards then rather than later is because i let the "page" class go for once. i missed taking the class tho. but i will be there for the valentine pages shelley has come up with.

i enjoy putting my albums together. it finally clicked with me that i don't have to have a picture(s) to work around. i was able to put together two albums within two weeks prior to christmas. one with pictures spanning over 25 years and another for someone special for their own special pictures. i don't know if its just a fluke or if i've really gotten a clue about this fabulous art.

it helps, i believe, if you have teachers, friends, and a bit of interest, in a setting that surrounds you with any and all possibilities. its a fun place. a happy place. a couple of months ago there was a poll on the scrap shoppe blog. the majority voted scrapbooking to be a therapeutic. (and i'm sitting here watching tokyo drift). one of my true passions... driving fast. oops;)

now if i can just get the polkadots off this page, today!
All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt. Charles M. Schulz