I just had one of those weekends where everything worked out. For instance, I finally found a townhouse! It’s brand new, which is a bonus. The rooms are a bit smaller than I would like, but over all square footage is fine. There is a garage. It has a third bedroom so I will be able to have a craft room. The only drawback is, the sale hasn’t gone through yet and I have to wait for the investors to close. (I’ll be renting for at least a year.) I won’t be able to move in until the 2nd week of May. I’m ready to move TODAY.
I’ll try to be patient. I will keep looking and if another townhouse comes up and I can move in tomorrow, I will re-evaluate. I wanted a few weeks to settle in before I focus 100% of my time on finding a job. I am looking and meeting with former collegues and friends. I’ve already had two good meetings with several good leads. All in all, the future is bright in Florida!
I also had a very productive scrapbooking weekend. I created several layouts that I had no plans to make. Sometimes, they are the best kind! I happened upon Shimelle’s online crop where she posted several discussion topics and many different challenges.
Because my supplies are so limited right now, I haven’t really been creating much lately. (It could also be due to the fact that scrapbooking bent over a dresser is no fun, not to mention uncomfortable, but it’s the only way I’ve been able to work lately). But when I saw this challenge, an idea was quickly forming.
I got this punch recently and knew it would my perfect something bold. While I don’t have a ton of printed photos with me and I don’t have my photo printer, I do have a stack of photos from my trip to Europe two years ago. I found a few photos from Venice that sparked a memory of my grandmother and I was off in search of papers to get these ideas out of my head and onto a page.
I don’t think I’ve ever done a layout with such a bold punch featured so prominently. But I love how it turned out. I also got a chance to use these fun lace strips (currently available online at Scrapbook.com) from Jolies’s French General collection. I was pleasantly surprised to find a whole display of these new goodies at a Michael’s store in Orlando. Each lace strip is longer than 12 inches so it spans the full page, but the entire back of the strip is covered with a very strong adhesive. I was very impressed.
Other: Crate Restoration collection pack.
I created a couple of other layouts for other challenges as well. I’m sure I’ll be sharing them in future posts. If you have some creating time this week and you are low in ideas, check out these challenges. I bet you’ll find something that will have you running to your creative space to create something special.
Thanks for stopping by today!