OK......so it's a new year and I've decided to try something new....to keep pushing myself to do things I've never done before. I've been a scrapbooker for years but have never made cards, tags, etc. and have been SO inspired by all of the beautiful work I've seen so many of you create. In November, my best friend and I went to Salado....a small, art town in central Texas and I decided to buy some stamps, glitter, etc. to give cardmaking a try. The lady in the shop was even nice enough to let me photograph samples that they had of completed cards so that I could refer back to them later. To make a long story short, the Saturday before school started back up in January, my best friend Julie, and I spent the whole day making cards and playing with our new "toys" of stamps, inks, glitters, papers, etc........and the photos show my first attempt at card and tag making. Alisa at Life Is A Beautiful Place To Be, actually was kind of enough to say that she'd like to see what I had done........so Alisa, I'm ready for your thoughts! :D I've still got to work on the settings of my camera to get better photos.
Julie and I had a great time on our "Girl's Day".....listened to some great classic rock, ordered our favorite white pizza from Venezia's (a locally owned Italian restaurant), and chatted the day away.
This weekend is my birthday and Julie and I are going to a scrapbook convention....have never been to one before, but I'm excited about going. I just started my next grad school course and have a BIG assignment due on Sunday, but I'm going to burn the midnight oil to be done with all of that by Saturday. All kinds of vendors are supposed to be at the convention and there are supposed to be lots of "make and take" opportunities as well. Another fun "Girl's Day"! I want to GO!!! Maybe we'll have Mexican food this time.....yum!! Aren't best friends just the BEST!?!!!
Wishing you good times with your good friends!