Saturday, September 24, 2011

I'm back!

So sorry for my absence!  I have been swamped with life's going ons and such.  The best news is that most of this month, I was helping to open the Bloomington, IL location of The Scrapbooking Studio!  Many of us worked long hours to clean, paint (lots of paint), put displays together, and of course put fun product out! Our opening day was September 17th! And what a fun day it was. So nice to see familiar faces! Amy will be bringing in new product and we have much planned for the upcoming months!! :) 

Lori, my good friend and cohort, have been working on getting some samples made for the store. Lori and I LOVE Halloween. Actually that is a bit of an understatement. We are a obsessed with Halloween!  It's been fun doing some crafting with all of the adorable lines that are out this year!  This week, I put together a 7gypies printer's tray with Authentique's Glowing line.  I love the colors and die cuts!  I also used Pink Paislee's mistables which is another new product. It's easy to color with Maya Road mist/Tattered Angels or stamp. Or do what I did and do both!  :)

Since the holidays are on the horizon, we've been playing with the Christmas lines as well. Let me just say there are so many cute lines, I don't know where to start!
Here I used Jillibean Soup's Christmas Eve Chowder. I love the colors and absolutely adore the penguins!  The one thing I love about Jillibean Soup is that they have die cuts, as well as cardstock stickers with their lines. Not to mention many other fun embellishments! 

Unfortunately, our house hasn't sold yet. I told my husband today that I think God is telling us to stay put. I'm ready to move on and not have our lives on hold anymore. I'm also tired of being stressed about keeping our house clean, as well as getting my hopes up.  We are thinking of bringing our POD back next week. I'm so itching to put our fall and Halloween decorations out!

I promise I will be updating my blog more often! In one week, look on The Scrapbooking Studio's blog for an exciting announcement involving our Bloomington store!! 

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