Wednesday, September 17, 2008

So bummed...

Hi, ladies:

I am so bummed I won't be able to attend November's C2R crop! And I am so jealous of all the pages you will get done (except for maybe Judy ...)! Thanks to the U.S. Marine Corps I am now living in Pensacola, FL, AKA "Florabama." No joke, this is really what the region is called... named after a a longtime bar here... hilarious! Anyway, I will, of course, extend a pre-crop shopping discount on the Kits2Remember web site. Nan and Naomi will email out all the details as the crop gets closer and then I will ship all the goodies to them so they can hand it out to you! Aside from chipboard and acrylic (plus project kits, of course), K2R also has metal sheets now, too... be sure to check them out.
As for me, we are settling in to Florabama quite well. I love my house and even have a scrap studio office. I have been spending a lot of time on California, lately though, simply because of prior scrappy commitments I made for the remainder of the year. One of them was being selected to teach at the premier scrap event, Creative Escape, with the likes of Heidi Swapp and Tim Holtz. It was an amazing experience. If you care to read more about it, please visit my blog. Longtime C2R sponsor store The Red Bee, in Tustin, sponsored me when I entered the Talent Treasure Hunt contest. Here is a picture of me with The Red Bee's owner, Karen (right) and one of the stores employees, Echo. They got free tickets to the event because I won. Whoo-hoo for everyone!

I will also be at three California events in October: Long Beach ScrapFest, the Sacramento Scrapbook Expo and the Ontario Scrapbook Expo. Hopefully I will see some of you then! I had hoped I could stretch my visit out to C2R, but my usually supportive DH was starting to protest my being gone over a month...

And, of course, please stay in touch. The best email to reach me at is I hope to hear from you, even if it is just to say 'hi' and tell me what you're up to. I miss my C2R friends and hope I might be able to attend a spring crop, if the timing is right. I'll be back in California quite a bit next year too! Have great time in November and, if you think about it, send a "shout out" while you're cropping! I know someone there will have her laptop!

Friday, September 12, 2008

Where did Summer go?

Hello Ladies
I hope you all had a great summer. We sure did. It went by way too fast.
August was a blurr. We were on vacation for the first 2 weeks. Came home the day our house remodel/addition was starting. The room addition is almost done and other things are going on in the house. Needless to say it's been a bit hectic.
If you have not heard from me much, it's because I have limited time for the computer other than necessities. Plus many days without access to the house.
We are adding on to our office. It's where I work, where the kids have their computer and hang out and where my husbands stuff is and my stuff too. We needed the extra room. I had to temporarily move my work laptop and work elsewhere. But now I am settling back in and doing my best to get caught up.
No, we are not done with the house. But we are getting there. Hopefully I'll be able to have Thanksgiving here. So for now we live with the dust and boxes filling the garage and furniture crammed in the center of the rooms. Hey, it's an adventure.
So, on to November. I know many of you have been making payments and I have record of all of them. Now it's time to get to the computer and get them all tallied.
The hotel is excited to have us back in November. They really do a great job to accommodate us.
What's up with the rest of C2R.... Jessica is settled in her new home and busy with Kits2Remember. Scrappy Nan is scrappy as ever teaching classes . Me, well, I can't wait for November to dig out all my scrap stuff and get busy. I've lots to do.
Start getting those summer vacation pictures printed and ready to scrap.
Can't wait to see all our returning friends and meet all our new ones too :)