Friday, February 25, 2011

I found a great crop group!

I just came back from an information session sponsored by Central Perk Scrappers. I have been looking for a Meetup group for quite a while and found the perfect group for me. CPS meet monthly for crops and organize classes as well. All of the women who attended today were great. It was so odd speaking to other women who knew exactly what I was talking about. I think it is going to be loads of fun and will definitely attend the next crop on March 19th. I have had a really rough time and believe that this group will be good for me.

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Thursday, February 24, 2011

My name is Ivy and I am a Stampin' Up! paper hoarder.

Last night I began work on a coaster mini album. While searching for just the right DSP I came across an entire draw of retired paper. Jackpot!!!! I must admit that I hoard out of fear of running out of my DSP. I save the smallest scraps of paper. So, what to do? Before my next order (and I have everything picked out), I am on a mission to use every bit of retired paper I have left. I began with the coaster mini album and plan on completing some scrapbook pages. Many of you know that a couple of months ago I broke my favorite Canon camera. I am hoping to purchase a new camera this weekend and post photos of my projects as soon as I can.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

My Beloved JuJu

This week has certainly been eventful. On Saturday I sat for two exams to complete my State Certification. The exam center was filled with teachers from the New England area seeking their NYS certification. The day was exhausting, to say the least. I was a bit distracted because it was my beloved JuJu's birthday. JuJu would have turned 14 on February 19. I remember the day we found one another on my birthday. It was love at first sight. Throughout the two years she has been gone I have felt an immense hole in my heart and miss her dearly.