Hello Crafty Friends!! I am so excited because today is my Birthday!
For those of you that have been around the blogging world for as long as I have this will be my 6th year celebrating my birthday with all my blogging friends! While I try not to get to personal on my craft blog I do like to take this day and reflect on my past year and bring my life up to date! I post more personal stuff on my Instagram and my Running blog, both found on my right sidebar! My time this past year was spread so thin between 2 teenage girls, some personal issues, deciding and making tough decisions about my crafting and design teams and keeping my Skittle embellishment dream alive. I struggled many days and often found myself asking why am I doing all this?? Between the good, the bad and everything in between I still face each day with the understanding it is a chance for a new beginning, a gift that I need to have full appreciation for. So with all that said, thank you to all my blogging friends turned real friends, I love the emails, text messages, meet ups and all the fun stuff that has come along with keeping this blog going! I know that I keep it pretty crafty on my blog but I am a real person, with a real family, with real things happening, just like all of you. So if my blog sometimes seems to go on auto-pilot it's because I am involved in life! So anyways, I took a minute to take a selfie because that is the cool thing to do nowadays:
I also lost my girl Kimber this year. One of the saddest days of my life. Coming home to an empty house was unbearable so I decided to rescue a doggie in need and brought home Winston:
He likes to run with me, sit on my lap, and hang out in my craftroom!
Now back to the crafty stuff! I have a winner from my Skittle Guest Designers announcement!
Congrats Sammi! Please email me your address and I will pop some Skittles in the mail!
And thank you to everyone that has supported the Skittles Embellishment Line! I have lots of new colors in my Shop!
How would you like to win a surprise birthday goodie bag?? Just leave a comment below helping me with this decision:
I was digging through some old stuff and came across a photo album of stuff that I collected from before Kindergarten through about the 8th grade. Can you believe I Smashed-booked before it was even a thing?? It is from almost 35 years ago! So as you can image the old style photo album that I had everything in that has the clear top that kind of sticks to the white page? Well nothing is sticky anymore and all the pages are yellow and somethings fell out of the pages. Should I just leave it as it is?? OR should I take the book and everything that is in there re-smash and scrapbook it all?? I am not sure if I should touch it and change the memory or bring it back to life mixing my old memories with new ones! PLEASE let me know pros and cons and what you would do!!
Here is a picture of one of my pages:
This was the invitation I received to my Aunt Jo's Wedding back in 1982! I made this page when I was 9 years old. I didn't have any pattern paper or embellishments!
Everyone that leaves a comment giving me a suggestion about what I should do with my old memory book will be entered to win a surprise goodie bag from me!!
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