A Lot Has Happened ...

Sunday, July 27, 2008

My trip to Gulf Coast Scrappers last weekend was exhilirating! It was definitely the boost I needed for myself to keep creating. Our store did fabulous! As far as the comments, we really rocked and I can't wait to go back. My husband had no problem walking into a room full of women with 3 kids and said we should do it more often. Yeah, I think he just liked the attention. My daughter was even bribed with chocolate to go to a scrap table, so her and I had a little chit chat afterward about not taking candy from strangers (Just Joking, Christy).




These wonderful women were up for any challenge and I gave them one here using lace embroidery made by my Nanny, here are a few examples: (They did awesome!)


So after four days of being there with my wonderful customers/volunteers/friends and my husband & kids.

I really needed some down time, so you might have noticed we were closed a little longer than planned. First off, upon leaving on Sunday, my husband's truck had a little problem, well let's say a $1500 problem. We had to leave it at the hotel with my wire racks in the back to rush off in the van with the rest of the store to my godchild's birthday party in Houma (could not miss that - b/c I would then be voted the worst Nanny in the world). After the party was done, my van wouldn't start and so began our misadventures with chaffeurs from all over. Oh, and did I mention we also were heading to a wake and a baseball tournament for my son. Yeah, JOY, JOY! Oh, and also just to let you know yes I was an emotional wreck after only having 8 hours of sleep in 4 days, I kind of looked like Diane Keaton in Something's Gotta Give when Jack Nicholson leaves her and she cries for days -well I only cried for a few hours I'm not that bad off. Kind of funny title to the movie, now that I think about it, Something's Gotta Give - story of my life. So, to make a long story short, of course Super MOM came to my rescue yet again to save this poor pitiful damsel (did I say AGAIN!) and toted us around all five of us and $2000 later we got our vehicles back and were up and running by Wednesday, mind you my husband lost 3 days of work, so that royally sucked. But being the wonderful prince he is, he made light of it and said that maybe it was God's way of saying we needed to spend more time together - well, maybe I'll send Him the bill, next time. LOL


So, by Wednesday I was finally able to put everything back in the store and it took me nearly three days to put it back together to only take it apart again for Girls Gone Crafty. Oh, well. Then on Saturday, my dog, Smokey gets a hook stuck in his lip. WHAT>>???? I know - crazy! After my dad wrangles Smokey and manages to get the hook out we all head to my nephew's wedding, I know I can't believe I'm old enough to say I have a nephew getting married and wait it gets better, I'm going to be a great Aunt as well, did you hear that or read that???? b/c if you are old as I am you might need your hearing aid or glasses!!!! Where did my life go? Things just seem to be moving so quickly and my legs are moving slower. Even on the dance floor, never did I think I would say that! But I just don't have it like I used to, I know I'm not 80 but I used to really keep up with the young ones and give them a run for their money, but now I'm out on the dance floor asking what is that song and when did it come out and learning it came out like a year ago.

OK, so enough run on sentences ...

We are opening up registration again for this weekend for any last minute scrappers.
Only 25 spots available so act fast.
For those already attending here are some tidbits you might want to keep in mind:
1.) If you are staying for 2 days, bring a sheet to cover your stuff at the end.
2.) Bring these supplies for Make-n-takes or share with neighbor:
Hole Puncher (any type)
Adhesive (wet & dry)
Scissors
6 wallet photos of a party (optional)
Assorted Alpha Stickers
Brown Ink Pad
Stapler
Distressor (or just use a sander, file, or scissors)
2 4x6 photos (optional)
1 wallet photo (optional)
Photos can be added later
3.) You will have assigned seating, but can move to another table as long as you stay within your group and not take a seat of someone you don't know.
4.) Check in is at 8AM every day and 5PM for 1/2 day participants
5.) We have over 30 prizes, lots of fun & games, loads of tips and creativity to go around!!!
6.) The photographer (Tiffany Bankston) will be there Saturday Evening to take some fun Photo Booth shots, so don't miss out this will be fun.
7.) Close to My Heart will be doing Make-n-takes in their booth throughout the day each day.
8.) Here's our schedule:
Each Day:
8AM - Check In
Coffee & Beignets
Drinks & Snacks throughout the event
9AM - Rev Up Your Scrap Engines & Let the Scrappin' Begin (everyone gets settled in to scrap)12PM - 1PM - Plate Lunches
2PM- Make-n-Take Group Rally (led by The Scrap Boutique)
3PM - SWAP (this will be a free for all at select tables, in which participants can bring their scrappin' stuff they no longer need and leave at the front desk and later go to the tables at swap time and pick up other people's scrappin' stuff they might need - "trash to treasure") Join in if you want, all are welcome to participate.
5PM - 1/2 Day Participants Check-In
5PM - 7PM - Plate Lunches
7PM - Another Rev Up
Daiquiris
8PM - Make-n-Take Group Rally (led by The Scrap Boutique)
Midnight - Fire Up the Hogs
SWAP (same as day)
End @ 2AM
Games will be held throughout the event, participation is optional. (the games will be between other activities and we will only hold about 4 of these a day)

Can't wait to see you there!!!

1 comment:

  1. totally enjoy taking your two classes at GCS. The vintage flowers and the wall hanging. Hope to see you in November.

    patty
    www.paperpiecingpatty.blogspot.com

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