Tuesday, April 25, 2006

fun, fun, fun!!

Okay, so to begin with...I am a bad blogger and I'm sorry!! Life just gets so crazy sometimes that it takes a while to catch up. And sometimes i'ts kinda nice to stay away from the computer for a little while. (*smile*) So last night, I typed up this totally long post with pictures about my fun weekend, and then it just disappeared...45 minutes of my precious time that I will never get back! So I was pretty annoyed and couldn't bring myself to post again...but I'm here now, and ready to share!

So this weekend I went to the Urban Scrapbook Convention here in Edmonton and it was soooo much fun!! I'm so glad I went! I wasn't going to go since I was just at CKU, but I decided that I didn't want to miss out...and I'm so glad! I got to meet and take a class from the one and only Donna Downey and she is freakin' hillairious. Holy cow, that chick is crazy! (in a good way!) I always heard that she was a total riot but I didn't get it till I met her....so if you ever get the chance to take a class from Donna, do it! She has such a great personality and I love her laidback teaching style...lots of time, and no stress...so that was cool. The other teachers were Danelle Johnson for Art Warehouse, Candi Higley for Cactus Pink, Becky Fleck for Basic Grey and Janet Hopkins and Kara Wiley for Heidi Swapp. Honestly, every class was so awesome, and the projects were amazing that we made. (You can see the picture above of my Heidi Swapp project....soooooo cute!! For more images click here.) Each class was 2 hours long so we lots of time to work and learn. The cactus pink class was great, too...we made these fun interactive chipboard albums with tons of color...totally my style. The picture with me and the cute blonde is Candi! It was just an altogether fun weekend that has left me feeling inspired and ready to scrap!!

Besides the convention, life has just been so busy as usual. I moved my whole scrapbook room to the basement last week to make room for baby upstairs...it was such a huge job, but I LOVE IT!! Graham made me a big corner desk, so I have so much room to spread my stuff out and work. Everything is just clean and organized and functional....makes me so happy! I'll have to post some pics of my new room soon.

Payton is becoming more and more of a little girl every day. I can't believe how much she is learning and changing. She is so cute, I can't stand it. I'm so proud of her that she's growing up and becoming more independent, but it makes me sad, too...where has my baby gone? Just hard to believe that she's almost a year and a half and will already be a big sister this summer. Oh, how time flies.

Anyways, enough blabbing for today!! I'm off to have lunch, clean the house, maybe take Payton for a walk...loving this nice weather!!! Tal:)


Anonymous said...

Thank you Talia for such great comments. It was a totally fun weekend and we cant wait to start planning for next year.

Glad to hear you had a good time. Those kind of comments are so encouraging and appreciative. We know we did a good job when we hear commments like yours.

Pat & Lori

Kim said...

I'm so glad you liked the convention. It makes me excited to start my own prjects when I see your completed Heidi Swapp one!

Janna said...

talia, great job on the hs kit!! i can't wait to finish mine this weekend... did you use the drill for the holes?

p.s. letters will be ready tommorrow night (thursday) so i'll call you and arrange for drop off.


have a great day,


Candi Higley said...

it was great to meet you! thanks so much for the nice comments about our class! hope we can come back to canada soon!