Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Back in the Saddle

Wow -- has it been over a month already? Summer sure is a-flying by. I want to thank all of you for your support when Allie was sick. That really threw us for a loop.  My family is so appreciative of your prayers, good wishes and advice. Allie is on medication, and seems to be doing very well. Thank you again for all your well wishes.

I've been taking this opportunity to catch up on a few past due projects and enjoy a few classes. Two weeks ago I drove over to Danbury Connecticut for a crop retreat weekend with the very fab Julie and Barb of Lasting Memories. Juliebarb_2 These two are a hoot! I had the good fortune to take five classes with Angelia Wiggington, who you all know is one of my FAVORITE scrapbook artists. Can I just tell you how much I love this girl? It was so fun being in her classes and hanging out with her for a bit. She's so talented and an absolute doll to boot. I ADORE her! We made 3 mini books and 6 layouts (and I was drooling over the yummy papers and color combinations she used...OMGoodness!) Here's a pic of some of the projects, the missing ones are by my computer waiting for me to print out photos to attach. I think I'm getting the hang of this scrapbooking thing...who would have thought?  



And guess what? Shocker of all shockers...a mantel clock I designed in the beginning of the year is going to be featured in the upcoming Somerset Home magazine.  I almost fainted when I received my comp copy. The photography was exquisite...the whole magazine is really beautiful. 1somhome0701_cvr_lg


I still have some catching up to do, but it feels good to be back in the saddle. I'm headed to the CK Convention in Valley Forge this weekend. I'm so psyched because Sean and the girls are coming with me this year. My 14 year-old, Mandy, will be taking a few classes with me. She loves to scrapbook, I love to shop! What a team...here's a pic of my crew I took last weekend. We're lucky to live so close to the water. This was taken down at our little neighborhood beach down the block.Seangirls