I am not sure I will get back to actually work on any new layouts so I am going to totally drag out Saturday and I think I have enough little things to do it. :D it was either let you guys wait or just give you little bits at a time and since I have ADD and get bored easily with long posts I figured I would do a longish one first then fill in the rest of the week with smaller ones :D
First I want to say I don’t know if I will go back. In general it was a Dud to me. I am not going to focus on the negatives as I don’t want to be that way on here but it just kind stinks that they joy I had for my first one totally died out with this one. some of it was CS issues and some was just me. Ok so on to the day. I got up really early and wanted to leave by 6 am. It is roughly an hour and half drive and I had a plan to be there right when it opens since i went alone and I didn’t want to have to keep asking if there was an unsaved seat and I wanted to make sure I got close to an outlet as I had my slice and laptop to watch movies. I took a few extra minutes to play Farmville and farm town on facebook as I addicted AND I can’t let my crops go to waste if I can help it. My husband said to me… don’t you need to leave (he knew I was excited and had a plan) and I was like yeah but this won’t take too long. So I left about 6:40. I could have chose two ways to get to Springfield from where I live. I decided to go the country way as it is just a nicer drive. I get five minutes in and am passed by a trooper obviously in a hurry. Ten minutes later I come across why. There was an accident with a semitruck. (I later heard no one was hurt thank the Lord!) My first thought was “Wow, life is amazing. I could have been in that accident if I had left on time.” Now there is no way to know for sure BUT it had very recently happened because I had to turn around and go back to my town and I was passed by another cop and ambulance so very new. So due to this I didn’t get mad or uptight about having to go back to town and take the longer way. And I called my husband and informed him my obsession with certain things can save my life. lol
So I get to town actually right on time since I left pretty early to begin with. I was going to go to starbucks first though as you all might know I am IN LOVE with starbucks. I felt confident I knew where I was going in Springfield. I DID NOT! I spent at least a half hour getting lost. Finally through my cell phone MapQuest I managed to find it. Apparently that street splits and there is streets in-between and doesn’t go straight though. I then decide I am already late so why not stop at starbucks which fairly right next door. No it had a LONG line. GRRRR. SO I get there grab my stuff (so glad I only had the three bags to bring in) and have someone help me find a seat. It only took twice for her to find a single seat for me. (still remember I was trying to avoid this) and I then have issues trying to find juice. (this was part of the CS issue but I digress) Finally I was able to figure it out since thankfully I brought a power strip so a couple ladies let me feed from there main line. Ok so I am irritated at myself and others but life is still good I made it and I only have up from there.
I sit down maybe 15 minutes and settle eat some fruit (I was there too late to get any pastries… grrrr) Raffle tickets were given out. When I left in the am I said to myself. I am going to win today. And I can say that with confidence as I can think of at least six times that I have had that vibe and won. (at work raffles (got two baskets for ten dollars once with a ton of stuff), at the casino (only once kinda big), scratch offs, a slice, etc.) So I show up half hour + late and the first ticket drawn is MY TICKET!!! Wow I couldn’t believe it!! (which is like duh with what I said above but I think it but then I think I am silly of course I won’t win.)
So I am way excited and come to find out I win a mini Halloween kit from Nikki Sivils. I ADORE her. She is a fairly new designer but is amazing and she is a local gal and I am all about supporting people in my community. she even went to the same school my boys did. (come to find out) In fact I talked about how I adore her and am going to specifically buy her products here. The link above is her blog about meeting me with a pick of us and the kits. Here is a close up of the kit I took while there.
I am doing more mini books but I don’t have the confidence to do them a lot. But I am going to use this one to perfect my style even if I have to lift every page!So the day was looking up!! Later on I went and did some shopping and here is a photo of what all I got for $94 dollars. It is a lot really. I am loving that Tim Holz distressor.
I also got crackle paint which I am going to research and try to figure out how to use. I got some prima items. Different pieces of papers like some sassafras lass that i don’t really have any off but I think can be cute in layouts I have seen. I upgraded to liquid pearl instead of just stickles. And I have been wanting grungeboard forever and finally got some of it. I am not sure I really like it but I am going to do some research on that too. Maybe then I will love it as much as I thought I would. If anyone has websites or ideas please share with me!
Hmmm…. So I am thinking that is enough for now. :D Stay Tuned……