Oh what a fabulous weekend. It started out on Friday night with a very fun Pampered Chef party. We had the most delicious brownies ever and lots of talking and laughing. If you want a great Pampered Chef lady. I know the perfect one to send your way. She is so awesome!!!!
On Saturday morning I got up early and headed to my friends "E's" house for a wonderful breakfast. It was her, my other friend "D", and myself. Yum! Yum! A breakfast casserole
fruit, muffins and this very yummy peach tea. After we packed our bellies full of warm comfort food, we then headed to the bead show where we saw our other friend "G"
Aren't these the most gorgeous ladies you have ever seen. I just totally love them and very proud to call them my friends!!!
We had so much fun running from table to table looking and touching all the wonderful, shiny beautiful beads. There was lots of OOOO's and AWWWWWW's. I don't think any of us broke the bank, well except for maybe "G". She did mention she only had to go back to the ATM one time. LOL!!! I bought 3 tiny strands to make myself a bracelet. I did not go there with a plan to purchase anything in particular. I mostly went for fun and just to look, but there was no way I was going to leave without buying myself some sort of beads. So I looked and touched and ooooo'd and awwwww'd and finally found some that I just loved. I know it does not look like much and really it is not much, but I love the tiny beads and sometimes its hard to find them in the stores. I thought these would make a wonderful bracelet for myself. I also picked up this really neat jewelry polishing cloth with coconut oil. Wowsa, does it clean your jewelry. I was hooked right away and knew I must own one. I also picked up a couple of nifty little plastic water bottle holders that hook to your waste. Not sure how that is related to beads, but they were very cool. We looked around for some silver but could not find any that we thought was affordable. So we left the bead show and headed to our nearby Silver Shop. We only got there to find that we needed a tax ID number to be able to purchase from them. Oh well. We decided what the heck. Lets check out the nearby stores. We just had a great time being silly together. We found some really cool sunglasses and purses. We left with our goods and were happy little campers. I really hated when it was time to part ways. I always have so much fun with these ladies. HO! HUM!!!!
Later I went by myself and did some shopping at my local Hobby Lobby, Walmart and Michael's. Sometimes its just nice to go by yourself. That way you can just look at everything. I think I was at Hobby Lobby for 2 hours. I used my coupons to buy some cake decorating tools I need for a upcoming class I will be taking with my friend E. I am looking very forward to this class. I have always wanted to learn how to make those fancy little flowers on the cakes.
Today after cleaning my little girls closet out and then sweeping the kitchen, I spent the rest of the day scrapbooking. I offered up at the last minute, a 2 page layout sketch challenge for the group of ladies I scrapbook with and even though I believe I was the only one that actually took the challenge, I was so glad I decided to do it. It turned out to be a very nice and very fun challenge to do. I know I have said this before, but I am saying it again. I love the sketches. If you are not using them to do your pages, then you should give them a try. It truly makes scrapbooking your pictures so much easier and fun. Here is the sketch I used for my pages.
Here are my pages.
I also did a card challenge sketch that was sent in by another friend. She sent us several to choose from and this is the sketch I used for my card.
and here is my card. This was great fun. I love the challenges because it really motivates me to do something. I loved how both turned out and now I cannot wait to start my next page or card. I plan to try and offer a page and card challenge each week to help myself because I am so far behind on my scrapbooking. If any of you out there would like to take the challenge, feel free to do so. They are so much fun and you will love doing them. I would also love to see what you create. So if you do take the challenge, please email me pictures at email@example.com or leave in my comments your address link to your blog, photo album or wherever you may post your pictures so that I can see your layouts or cards. It would be fun to see them. I will even do a prize drawing for those that take the time to comment or email.
Here is the sketch challenge for this week, which is due Sunday Sept. 30th. Have fun and hope to see your pages or cards!!!