I've been absent this week and my blog has been silent. My husband's mother, Sylvia, has been hospitalized so all our energy has gone into being at the hospital and keeping family members informed. I am happy to say that she is doing better, although still in the critical care unit. She scared us more than once this week, but I am encouraged that she is improving. Thank you for all the prayers. Keep them coming! I am convinced that the prayers sent up on her behalf are the reason she is doing better.
I had to postpone the Catalog Release Party. I am looking at rescheduling for Friday, Janary 25 -- when I can confirm that is a good date I will send everyone on my email list the information.
Of course, I haven't had time to be creative this week with everything else happening, so I have nothing to share with you today. Maybe I'll get cracking on a new project soon ... until then, I thought I could share a few fun sites for you to browse if you have a few spare minutes.
This is a great scrapbooking article about finding inspiration from book covers -- I think it could translate to cards as well: Inspired by Book Covers
Big Picture Scrapbooking is hosting a free book club during 2008. Each month there will be discussions about the current book. I was so excited to see this opportunity! I love a good book and fortunately for me, the January book, A Thousand Splendid Suns, is one I just finished so I'm ahead of the game for a change, lol!! Sign up here: Big Picture Reading Room
Big Picture also offers the following free classes or projects:
January Layout a Day Class
All About Me mini book
People, Places & Things
Oh - I almost forgot about BLOG CANDY!!! How could I forget something so important? Well, anyway ... I am giving away two 6 month subscriptions to Creating Keepsakes magazine ... I got them free w/ a purchase, but already subscribe, so why not give it away, right? So, here is how it goes, I will pick 2 names randomly from the comments left on this posting ... this one ... if you post elsewhere, I can't track it down. So make sure you post in the right place. When you post you must tell me your best organization tip for keeping all your craft stuff neat and orderly. That way I can take your best ideas and use them to clean up and organize my space!!! Ok, and one more rule ... no tips that say "put things back where they belong" ... if I did that I wouldn't have a problem, now would I??? I'll pick the winner on Wednesday. Oh yes, to be sure that I can reach you either sign in or leave an email address in the post. TIA!
Take care and hug someone today!