Sunday, June 22, 2008

Great American Scrapbook Convention!

Well, its been 2 days since the GASC, and I think I've finally recuperated enough to share some pics and my recap! So first, here are some pics of some of my yummy goodies! This is a long post-sorry!
These were some of my favorite things of the day! The Maya Road train album is going to be turned into Aaron's counting book! (If you don't already know-he's into trains BIG TIME now!) I got 2 new Cuttlebug folders-the Tiny Bubbles and the Floral Fantasy! The Jolees are hard to see, but the one is a little red tricycle that looks exactly like Aaron's little Radio Flyer trike, then there is one that says "Boys and their Toys", and one that says "Little Brother"! (I already found "Big Brother" a few weeks ago!) The Deluxe Cut of the Exersaucer looks exactly like ours, so I had to get it for baby Alex! And the dragon/knight Sandylion stickers were one of the few things I was looking for, and I found them! YAY!

Ok, these were some things I got at the DollarScrapbooking booth. Lots of Bazzill stuff-the large blue brads, those adorable felt brads, the flower brads, the crocheted flowers, and the black chipboard alpha. Also got some Karen Foster Loopy Brads and Bug Brads, and a couple other odds and ends! By far my favorite booth!! Who can go wrong with stuff for a dollar??
And here are the stamps I bought! There were only 2 things I was looking for in the entire convention-those Sandylion stickers, and these Imaginisce penguin stamps! I was 2 for 2! Yay! I also got the popsicles because they looked so yummy! I bought 4 Heidi Swapp stamps-cherish, baby, cute, and delight. They were at the DollarScrapbooking booth! I got the large MM foam stamps for a project for the boys that I am working on, and they were only $5! But my best purchase of the day were the Karen Foster snap stamps for $2 each!! Can you believe that?! So I only spent $17 on all of these! I am a happy camper!
All in all, the convention was definitely worth it. It wasn't as good as the Creating Keepsakes Convention we went to last year, and if I had to choose, I would go to CKC over the GASC anytime! But this one was close to home, so we were able to make it a day trip which was nice. My class was great! A Quick Quotes class where we got enough supplies to do 4 layouts and a few little extra projects! I LOVE Quick Quotes classes! We got a free Quick Quote for taking the class, and I got this really funny one about potty training! I think Jill and I both liked the Chantilly LSS better than the convention though! She spent more at the store than at the hundreds of vendors! I can't think of the name-I think it was Scrapbooks N More but I may be wrong-but the store is GREAT. If you live locally you should make it a point to visit! They had a really large selection of EVERYTHING. Their baby/kid stuff made me very happy! They have gorgeous papers too. I LOVE paper! :) They have a huge crop room, and a place for the kids to play as well. Plus they were at the convention handing coupons out, so we got 10% off our entire purchase at the store! All the employees were very nice and knowledgeable as well. Two thumbs up!
So that is my recap. I'm sure I forgot something, but thats ok, I will remember later. :) Oh, the Skinny Cow ice cream was delicious as always! Its been a great weekend so far. First the GASC, then yesterday my mom and I set some things out a friends community yard sale. We made a more money than we ever have at home-enough to make up for my shopping trip!-and we even shopped a little. I didn't go far because I didn't want to overdue it. Wish I could've went through the whole thing, I bet I would've gotten a lot of good stuff! I stopped at one and almost didn't get out, but when I did-JACKPOT! Turns out the lady is a manager at Michael's, and when they change seasons, all of the $1 stuff goes on clearance for 50 cents, and whatever doesn't sell, they get to take! So she had bins and bins of M's $1 stuff for 10 cents each! I spent $3 and bought all of this ribbon, plus a bunch of things to alter! (Sorry for the bad pic!) Then at the next sale I stopped at, I FINALLY found Aaron a Thomas train track. I found one last month at a yard sale, and they wanted $50. YIKES! This one was marked $4, but the woman was feeling generous and told me to take it for $2! No complaints from me! I would've paid $10. ;) I also got a train table freecycled to me from the message board, so now Aaron has an awesome table and Thomas track, and the whole thing cost me TWO BUCKS! Can you tell how happy I am??!!
Well, this is probably the longest post ever, and I feel guilty for not having any work to share! After this weekend I will probably stay in bed all week and not move! I feel really, really good though, and haven't had anymore new problems with baby Alex-for now. I'm nesting REALLY badly right now. I wake up in the middle of the night and think, oh, I should clean the fridge, or scrub the floors! So far I haven't gotten up to do any of that, but the urge is there. I am almost finished with Alex's room, so it should be all ready when he gets here! I really am feeling good. I really think I was just overdoing it with work and Aaron and everything. Now that I've been resting so much, I feel like Superwoman! I'm even hoping to craft some this week! I bought all these new goodies, I just can't wait to use them! So that's all for now. I hope you all are having a great weekend! Thanks for stopping by, and I hope to be back soon with something new! Have a great day! :)
P.S. Not sure why all of my paragraphs are running together-it won't let me fix it. Sorry!

Thursday, June 19, 2008

I've been tagged! (YAY! Something to do!)

The wonderfully talented Tomi Ann has tagged me on her blog! That means I have something to occupy my time for a few minutes! I am so stinkin' bored! I've really been trying to take it easy this week so I can have a nice, stress-free day tomorrow at the Great American Scrapbook Convention! I am so excited. I've been cooped up here for too long! I just can't wait to get out and do something other than sitting home!! Anway, here goes!

The rules of the game: Each player answers the questions themselves. At the end of the post the player then tags 5-6 people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment letting them know that they've been tagged and asking them to read your blog. Let the person who tagged you know when you've posted your answers.

Ten years ago....
1.I was almost a freshman in high school!
2.I was a cheerleader...
3.I was very heavily involved with my church youth group.
4.I was also in a neighborhood group that cleaned up trash, etc. We even had our own club house in the woods behind my house!
5.My miracle baby brother was about to turn 1! (He'll be 11 in 2 weeks!)

Five things on today's "to do list"
1. Pack my supplies and things for the GASC tomorrow! :) DONE!!!
2. Load the dishwasher-Did it! YAY!
3. (The rest are things that NEED done, but I won't be doing them!) The bathrooms need cleaned.
4. My monster needs a bath, but that is Daddy time now since I can't really give him a bath right now. :(
5. The floors need scrubbed. No way I'm doing that!

Snacks I enjoy-(I could go on forever with this one!)
1.French fries
2.Gibbles Barbeque Chips
3.Ice Cream Sandwiches
4.Dairy Queen ice cream :)
5.Hamburgers-I know thats not a snack, but its my BIG craving!

Things I would do if I was a millionaire
1.Pay off all of our debts!
2.Pay off our house and car.
3.Give my grandparents whatever they needed so my beloved Granddaddy could finally retire.
4.Put enough money away so my kids could finish college!
5.I would become a full-time scrapbooker! :)

Places I have lived
1.That's an easy one! I've only ever lived in beautiful West Virginia! :)

Ahhh, thanks Tomi Ann for giving me something to do for a few minutes. :) I'm going to tag: MY Other Becky :), Veronica, Carol, Angel, and Rita! If you got this far, thanks for reading!

Also, check out Caz's blog-she's offering some great blog candy!.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day! Will be back this weekend to post my goodies from the convention! :)

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Some great blog candy!

I have 2 sites to share with you where there is some yummy blog candy right now! Not to mention these 2 ladies do really gorgeous work!

The first happens to be a real life friend and HappyScrappers buddy, and she is one of the most talented paper crafters I've ever seen! Her name is Veronica, so click the link and check out her amazing work!

The second blog is Hopefully Heather's Stuff. As you all know I have LOTS of free time on my hands, and I just stumbled onto her blog while I was surfing! Her cards are beautiful, and I'm in complete envy of her stamps! :) Go check her out!

That's all for now, just wanted to share those 2 great sites with you! Hope you're all having a great week! I'm trying to rest so I can save my energy for the Great American Scrapbook Convention in TWO DAYS! YAY! Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Taking it easy!

Still no new work to share. :( I thought I would be going scrappin' crazy now that I am home, but mostly I just lay around being lazy! I'm not really lazy, just exhausted. I really don't feel like its going to be much longer. I look for Alex to be here by the beginning of July. I am really just trying to take it easy so I don't miss the Great American Scrapbook Convention next Friday! I signed up to take 1 class this year-a Quick Quotes kid layout class-but I am most excited of course for the SHOPPING! I am hoping to come back with all the boy stuff they have available, plus maybe a new stamp or two! (Or five!!) So that is all that's been going on. Hopefully Alex will stay in my belly until next week, and I will be back then (if not before) with an update on the show! Have a great week! Thanks for stopping by!