I've decided on a word for 2011 and it will be a hard one to pay attention to. Ready for it? Ok here goes...
Alright stop scoffing. Really - it's not easy for me to take time to 'play' in my life and most times it's because I don't think I deserve it. Playing at my age seems a tad frivolous and there is always a list of 'must do or the world stops turning' to deal with. You get the picture.
So I am going to Play...
...with my daughter. She asks me all the time and I don't get down to her level nearly enough. Soon she'll stop asking me and I will regret it with all my heart.
...with my husband. And not just what you might be thinking (naughty you!). We found a new board game we love to play together and in spending more time with him over the holidays, I realize that I am not the only one who made huge sacrifices since I opened the store. He's been patiently waiting for me to come home for over 3 years and I miss spending time doing the things we used to do.
...with my scrap-stuff. I take a bajillion photos and 0.01% get scrapped. My yearly LO count isn't too high (cough*heather*cough) and I really really miss it.
...so my stress levels come down. Having fun and laughing is a proven method to stave off stress, high blood pressure and depression (I'm not depressed folks, I just want to make sure I don't ever get there). I am hoping to take in a few crops too so I can spend real quality time with the ladies that know what having fun is all about!
...with new ideas and see where it takes me both with the store and personally. Sometimes just knocking around ideas 'just for fun' can produce some pretty startling results.
So with this fresh in my mind I would like to present my first ever Double Page Layout Class that will be debuting this month at The Scrapbox on Thurs Jan 27th at 6pm-9pm entitled 'Lotsa Love' and features the two most important people in my life.
(if you click on the above picture, you can see a bigger picture, and more detail!)
I based it upon the sketch in the 2011 Scrapbook & Cards Today/Page Maps Calendar "January". I want to show how to execute basic design elements and how to put your own spin on a sktech, and of course, stretch a single page sketch into a 2 page layoutt! I plan on making this into a series, doing one each month for the next few months to see how it goes. I really enjoyed putting this one together. I hope you do to!
Date : Thurs Jan 27th 6pm
Cost : $30 Non-Member
$26 Member with the 2011 Srapbook & Cards Today Calendar!
Call us at 613-745-2215 to book your seat - only 9 kits available total!
Come play! =)