Thursday, June 7, 2007

A Midweek Scrapbook Evening

I belong to a scrapbook group through called the Midwest Scrapaholics of Chicagoland. We had a two year anniversary Tuesday at Memories and Beyond scrapbook store in Downers Grove, IL. This is a wonderful store with lots of products, classes and service. The owner allows our group to scrap until 10 pm on the first Tuesday's of each month. For our two year anniversary she allowed us to stay until midnight. Of course most of us had to go to work the next day but we were not going to miss out on such a wonderful treat. I scrapped until 11:30 pm and I left at Midnight. I completed ONE page. LOL Here it is.

This is a picture of my mother's good friend. She met her at nursing school and she is the most wonderful person.

I used some bazzill cardstock for the green and the patterned paper I purchased at a dollar store. I stitched the Nurse onto the layout using Scapper's floss by Karen Foster. The date is a font called Recess which was an Accucut die provided by my LSS. The envelope was made from a paper flair envelope template. My friend gave me the ribbon (or I picked it up from her stash to use LOL). The flourish stamps on the nurse title are Studio G dollar stamps found at Michaels. Oh and this is a 8 X 8 page. I usually scrap 12 x 12 but I like this format too.

I can't believe this is all I accomplished that evening. But take into account socializing, eating (we all brought something to share), shopping ( I didn't purchase anything because I couldn't find what I wanted) and organizing. I do however love the outcome of this layout. My mom asked me to do a small album for her friend as a gift.

O.K. I did stay until Midnight got home and went to bed. I had the most horrible night's sleep. It's was terrible! I get up at 6 am and walk around my neighborhood and I did this and went to work. That afternoon I went to lunch (I went for Thai food) and did a bit of shopping at TJ Maxx. While shopping my stomach starting to bother me. I finished my purchases and hurried back to the office where I spent too much time in the bathroom (if you get my drift). I ended up leaving the office a bit early. I believe this happened because of my lack of sleep and spicy food I ate for lunch (which was very good). I will not do the midnight scrap evening again if I go to work the next day.

But back to more pleasant things. I think I am going to have a recipe day each week. I like to cook (or maybe I just love eating and cooking is a great way to get what I want for cheap). I had a cooking club at my old job and it was so much fun! We had many people of varied ethnic backgrounds to join and share great recipes. I learned about so many cool dishes! So starting next week I will begin a blog entry dedicated to a great recipe. It will be called Tasteful Thursdays! Stay tuned!

As for my crocheting project it is coming along very nicely! I am almost through with my second skein of yarn. I am confused now on how long to make it. I think I will show my Mom and ask her how long she believes it should be. It's pretty wide already so length is now my concern. I will post a picture of it the next time I update.

I hope everyone has a blessed day and wonderful week!



Adrienne said...

can't wait for tasteful Thursday!!!!

Kim said...

Sounds like you guys had a great time Tuesday. Sorry I missed it but had to go to my nephew's graduation.

Your tasteful Thursday sounds fattening.

Becky said...

I didn't know you crochet, too, you busy woman! Bring your project to show us :-)

flygirlual said...

welcome to the world of blogging!! I am hooked on reading them so you better post often!! Love the layout!!

LuLu said...

I'm so glad I made it to our 2nd Anniversary Potluck crop Party! Had to borrow my father's minivan to get there. It was great to see you.

The stitching on your page is awesome! Wow!

I'm going to the late night crop at ASL in Oak Lawn, Illinois on Saturday, June 16 until midnight. It costs $15 in advance.

They are having a 15% off GOING OUT OF BUSINESS sale. Store is Closing on June 30th, 2007!

I already bought 2 great rolling chairs. They have great work tables for sale, $125! Cash or credit card only - no checks.

Call the store for more info.

How does anyone find time to write blogs! I started one somewhere a year ago - and only made one entry!

Mary Lou