Monday, August 3, 2009

to blog or not to blog...

that is the stinkin question I have been asking myself for months. I really enjoy reading other blogs...A LOT! Maybe too much sometimes. :) I wish it was easier to upload pictures. for some reason that is a complete chore to me. My friend Shelly gave me a few tips so I will try that. I also feel like I don't have a lot to talk about and sometimes get redundant on my kids activities. I have heard from a few of you and you all say otherwise so I am going to continue on with the blog for now and see how it goes. Here is a card that I made for Renee's wedding shower. I used our black and white wedding paper pad. I love that paper pad. It is how can I say... glorious! It has a couple of transparent papers in the collection as well. I made a little pocket for the gift card inside. Simple and pretty darn easy. I love the look of the satin ribbon. It says "wedding" all over it!

At the office we were at the CHA-summer show last week. It was held in Florida. I had no idea it rained SO much in Orlando. YUCK! We stayed at the Peabody hotel. They are known for their cute little ducks. They hang out at this fountain all day and then they have this Duckmaster and I might add he is a little creepy looking that takes them back to their "Duck Palace" for the night. Interesting. People go gaga over these ducks.

When we are at trade shows we do get to have some lovely dinners. So I took a picture of our desserts. They were fabulous! I wish I would have taken a picture of our "patronitas" at our first dinner. It was just girls for this show and we were treated to a dinner at the Capital Grille. If you have never heard of it check it out. It was quite the dining experience. Our patronitas were to die for. I love me my margarita. This one did not disappoint! Had to have two! Needless to say we girls had a great time!

The show was busier than we thought, which was good. The best part was the Scrapbook Royalty event and the CHA consumer event. Both were pretty packed. I ran a make and take at the consumer show and ran out of my 130 kits! At the Scrapbook Royalty event I was reacquainted with two women that recognized me from taking a class of mine 9 years ago at an event in Orlando! How funny is that! Too bad they didn't say man you have lost some weight...LOL! That was fun to meet them again. Scrapbooking is so funny that way. You really get to know people on a more deeper level and you just take off right where you left off. I really am in a wonderful industry and I hope it continues to bring people happiness!
I am now ready to tackle getting ready for the next event...Scrapfest! And guess what Jaxon is getting involved in tackle football and this Mom cannot be anymore excited about that! So for sure you will be hearing about that! As for Makenna she is starting her online driving today, the excitement for that is not so much. That just freaks me out. One that she is old enough to be driving and two, she is DRIVING! Ahhhhhhhhh!!!
Gotta jet my friends. If you have continued to check for blog updates, I thank you and if you are new to my blog...Welcome!
Ciao Bellas~


Summer, Andy and Audrey said...

Yay! Glad you're back. I don't mind hearing about the kids as long as you throw in some great paper craft ideas like Renee's card. So pretty.

Shelly said...

Nice pictures! Really pretty card!!! Glad you're back!!! xoxo

Patsy said...

So does the "Duckmaster" have to clean up all the duck poop?

annie said...

Welcome your projects and CHA sounded like a lot of fun!!!

christy p said...

Keep blogging!!!

However, I do know what you are saying. I debate it MONTHLY. I think I am coming to the end of my bloggin days!

Love your crafts!!!

susan said...

I'm glad you're back to blogging. Miss you!