My two cousins and I are headed for Buffalo, NY today to attend the Creating Keepsakes Annual Convention.
They promise to have fabulous vendors for us to buy even MORE scrapbook supplies a 4-hour cropping session this evening and we're each taking 3 workshops tomorrow. We made this decision to go before the gas prices got crazy-wild, but what the heck, we'll share the expense and let's face it ladies, we'll do anything for our craft, right?
Lude showed me an article in the newspaper yesterday that Joann Fabrics has turned a hefty profit this past year. I have to say in all the years that I've used Joann Fabrics, throughout my various "craft" phases, they have been THE store. They've always been very prompt about jumping right into what I call "the craft of the day". I sewed a lot when my children were young (remember all those matching outfits, girls???) and did home projects like pillows and curtains and stuff. But, then, it was macrame, candlemaking, soap making, knitting, cross-stitch, and framing, and beading and now scrapbooking. And then came Archivers.....ahhhhh. We love the Archivers, don't we Cheryl!?
Shortly after my Mother passed away, my father handed me a big box full of pictures and I decided that it wasn't how I wanted to pass on my own pictures to my own children. My Aunt Katie gave me a box of pictures too, because she knew I'd do something with them where she didn't know what to do. I love to do it, and it gives me a purpose. I scrap forwared and backwards....that's my plan. I work on whatever pictures I take these days and then, I try to keep up with the backwards scrapbooking; I'm back to 2004 now. I've begun to dabble in digital scrapbooking, but the only thing I don't like about it is that it keeps me AT the computer for so long whereas working with the papers and embellishments is so much more physical.
But, we're going to have a great time, it's a great reatreat after the Feis weekend.
We're shuffling off to Buffalo...........