I’m Back!!!! And Roaring to Go!

So, exciting news that is now official: I am going to be teaching classes for Everyday Scrap!!! I was able to go to Charlotte, NC with Lauren (everythingaltered.com) to help teach classes. I LOVED IT!!! It totally rocked. I taught 5 classes and can’t wait until i get to teach in Chattanooga. Part of the reason I am so excited is this time a very good friend, Debbie, is coming and I finally get to meet an online friend Cortney! We are going to have a blast!!!!

Happy Scrappy,
Mandie

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1 lb. lost – 1 memory cell lost?

I’ve lost one more lb. Yes, I am very excited about this and yes I am one more stinking lb. closer to my goal, but am I losing memory cells too? I promise I am. I find it difficult this a.m. to do anything that involves pulling from my memory reserves. I also am finding that things I loved last night now look yikes to me in the daylight. Ever have that happen? I think its because the later in the night it gets the more beautiful things become. Then in the daylight, yikes! So, today I am making final preparations for what I hope to become a great new adventure in scrapbooking. I am short 3 kids so only have 5 today and hopefully that will allow me remake some of my yikes! from last night. LOL.

Happy Scrappy,
Mandie

First Child Syndrome interfers with scrapping – who woulda though?

Good morning all! I have been getting ready for Charlotte CKC. I am so excited and can not wait to get there and help Lauren with classes. I am sitting here surrounded by ribbon and buttons and can not for the life of me make a simple decision. Green, blue, pink, orange, red. I just want to make the right decisions. I’m pretty sure I am totally over analyzing this. LOL. But you know that is what I do best, second-guess myself and over analyze.
My mom says its called first-child syndrome. I’ve always had this as I am a first child and not only that I am super naive so I do not always trust my instincts in new situations. After I have been in a situation for a bit I overcome that but why do we do this to ourselves? Why do we beat ourselves up over not only decisions in life but something as simple as scrapbooking? Is this not a creative outlet that is suppose to just be that, an outlet?
So, I am attempting to no longer second-guess myself. If the samples are not what was expected I will not beat myself up but will instead hold my head high and try again. At least that gives me more of a reason to stay holed up in my scrap room.
Until next time I will be in my little room making samples that will hopefully change my life!

Happy Scrappy,
Mandie