It’s been a few days, but I am back, and as promised back to a more positive attitude!! Yesterday I held a small workshop up in Kaukauna, WI, and we had a lot of fun. We even put together some ideas for future events….So hopefully I will be keeping myself busy 🙂 Plus, as it turns out, one of the girls gave me a good lead on a retirement community about 45 min from here that would probably have fun doing crafts. Many of you don’t know this, but for awhile I was doing crafts twice a month at an Assisted Living Facility in Caledonia, WI. I had SOOOO much fun there, but unfortunately they were a newly opened facility and since they did not have many residents yet, they did not have room in their budget, and even with the HUGELY discounted prices I gave them they were unable to continue inviting me back 😦 I actually really miss going there!! So I’m pretty excited that I might get to go back to doing crafts in retirement and/or assisted living communities again. It’s just so much fun when their eyes light up like little kids that they were able to create something so pretty. The ladies (and occasionally, depending on the project, I would get some of the men to join us) would all be sitting in our “craft area” long before I even arrived because they were so excited to make something new. Gee, I really do miss them…..maybe I should give a call over there and see if they are ready for me to come back yet?????
On another happy note….Our new downstairs tenants will be moving in next week. This is super cool for many reasons. First, the apartment won’t be vacant since the last tenants are moving out this week (they were picture perfect tenants. I am sad to see them go….why do 20-something girls have to fall in love and move in with their 7-year boyfriends….lol…Congrats to her.) But more importantly, I found out that one of the new tennants also has a fascination with paper products!! She is an illustrator, and while I didn’t ask her specifically what she did, I guess I just pictured “commercial” type of work….but I checked out her blog a couple days ago, and she actually does a lot of wedding invites, and such. While she is a true artist, i.e. she draws all her images, while I just make stamps and such look pretty it is still cool to know that we might be able to bounce some ideas off each other. Plus I think some of her images would make AWESOME rubber stamps…. Not only that, but when she was viewing the apartment I had somewhat jokingly tossed around the idea of starting a screen printing business in the basement since she illustrates, and I had recently bought I hobby screen print set-up and realized how easy it was. In some ways I was just happy that she didn’t think I was a crazy lady and run out of the house…as those who know me better will attest that when I like something I tend to get very excited like a little kid.. 🙂 So I was quite surprised when she answered my email and actually brought up our screen printing conversation from a couple months ago. Seriously….how cool would it be to start our own little screen printing company in the basement and/or garage……When they get here next week I will do my best to keep my excitement under check and not jump up and down like a little kid, and give them plenty of time to settle in before I try to get anyone to jump into business LOL!!! But it is pretty exciting to have someone moving in that shares some of the same interests….Plus, even though she is moving from New Orleans, she actually knows more people in Milwaukee than I do….Then again, I guess that is not too shocking since I probably know about 1o people here….I really need to get out more.
I knew there was one more exciting thing today….I am going to watch the new “Sex and the City” movie tonight with Tina. I’m gonna call her my bestest Milwaukee friend, even though I haven’t know her all that long. (Our husbands work together.) We have already found ways to get into all kinds of “trouble,” granted innocent trouble. We are both light weights where you have no idea what kind of crazy ideas we will get in our heads when we have a drink or 2 (and I am being serious when I say a drink or 2, cus that’s about all we can handle, lol). So I am a bit concerned since she said we should have a cosmo before the movie to get “In the Spirit.” Hopefully she doesn’t tackle me in the parking lot again….Maybe I should wear football pads tonight…just in case 🙂
Now, before you all fall asleep, here are a couple super SIMPLE 6×6 scrapbook pages for you. The first one “A Day at the Beach” is one of the make-and-take projects I did for yesterdays workshop.
Project 11 of 365: A Day at the Beach
Don’t give me a hard time about the outfit….The only “tropical” pictures I could find were from when my brother got married in Hawaii 8 years ago!!!
Please click HERE to shop my Stampin Up! site to purchase any of the supplies needed to complete either of the 2 projects shown today. You can also click on the DONATE button on the upper right portion of the blog to contribute and help me on this quest to complete 365 Stampin UP! Projects in 365 Days.
- 6×6 Old Olive Cardstock (100702)
- 1 3/4 x 5 1/2 Mambo Melon Cardstock (115320)
- 1 1/2 x 5 1/4 Whisper White Cardstock (100730)
- 3 3/4 x 3 3/4 Tempting Turquoise Cardstock (102067)
- Whisper White Scraps
- Old Olive (102277)
- Pumpkin Pie (105216)
- Tempting Turquoise (100814)
- Melon Mambo (115656)
- Tropical Party (wood-118515 or clear 120081
- Bold Brights Brads (106957)
- Soft Subtles Brads (106954)
- Earth Elements Brads (106955)
- Dimensionals (104430)
- Snail Adhesive (104332 or refill-104331)
Project 12 of 365: Stenciled Inspirations
- 6×6 Sage Shadow Textured
- 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 Whisper White
- 3×3 Rich Razzleberry
- Sage Shadow (102532)
- Perfect Plum (101437)
- Rich Razzleberry (115658)
- Folk Flowers Stencil (118139)
- Sage Shadow Grosgrain 1/4″ ribbon (111369)
- Snail Adhesive (104332 or refill-104331)
Hope you like these simple scrapbook pages…..Check back often for more paper crafting ideas!!!