Good morning friends! How are you today? I hope the spring weather is finally hitting your area like it is ours. On my way home yesterday afternoon it was 72 degrees (22c I know because I hit the button in my car to check for Tracy!) Although it's a bit windy, it's just beautiful. Blue skies, green grass and blooming trees. It instantly puts you in a good mood. I am reminded constantly of why I love my life. Mike and I have had this conversation a lot in just the last week and we feel so lucky to be where we are to have made the choices we have. Sure we have bad days now and then but everything we do is to spend time with each other and our girls. This is a great life we live and we are lucky enough to realize you only get one. We're trying to make the most of it!
Okay, enough blabbering on. Yesterday I was able to make a trip to Archivers. Yipee! It felt so good to look around. I haven't even been in a store for several weeks, since I issued my challenge to myself. I went in with a 30% off coupon and two things on my list: a Hero Arts flower stamp and 6x6 paper pads. Here's what I ended up with:
A couple of things. I think it was a BAD idea to not shop for this long because I wanted to buy everything. Or maybe it's because all the new stuff from CHA is out? I try to be thrifty with my purchases and buy things that I can get a lot of mileage out of. If I see something I think I can make, I don't buy it. Like felt embellies, I can make a lot of those but these puffies I'm not so sure about. Also, I saw some super cute butterfly stick pins, holy cow almost bought those, but then I thought wait, you can make those with your MS punch. So I resisted.
I finally put in another PTI order, hopefully will get a shipping notice tomorrow and I plan on going by Michael's today! (in all fairness to me, they sent me an email saying they missed me. I take that as a sign)
I have a very simple layout today. I bought this paper just because I liked it, had no specific layout in mind. This is something I have since learned NOT to do. I have to purchase my paper with a layout in mind otherwise the paper sits and sits and sits. For a year, like this piece did. :)