Saturday, October 15, 2011

A Haunting good Time, and a Challenge!

Hi Bloggers!

My poor blog is really feeling neglected lately - Bad Jessi, Bad!  LIfe has just bee super busy - lots stuff at work, my Birthday month is in full swing, and we're having lots of fun at Paper Therapy.

First thing is first - lets post a new Challenge!
Paper Therapy Staff has agreed to move their challenges to once a month.  This will allow all players plenty of time to participate.  Starting this month, all challenges are posted to our challenge boards on the 10th of the month, projects due by the 8th of the next month.  This will allow the DT 1 day to vote for the winner.

This Month's Challenge?  Create a project based on the title of a song.  I created a card using the Song Title "Still the One" by Shania Twain.  Here's mine:
Patterned Paper - My Minds Eye
Ribbon - from Stash
Chipboard Letters - Pink Paisley
Embelishment - My Mind's Eye
Nesabilities Die
Foam Adhesive - Making Memories

Can't wait to see what you come up with.

Now, on to the Haunting.  If you know me at all, you know I am intrigued by the thought of hauntings and ghosts...not the garbage you see in horror films, but actual hauntings.  Last year Mom and I went to Jefferson Tx for the Ghost walk - fascinating stuff.  This year, to carry on the new tradition, we went to the Central Texas Paranormal Convention.  It was really interesting.  Small, not many vendors, but we did meet Dustin Paris formally from Ghost Hunters and Ghost Hunters International.  We heard a few speakers, and got to be part of an investigation at the Rosewood Recreation Center near downtown Austin.  It was fun, and I don't know if we caught anything....still reviewing pictures and listening to recordings...I'll let you know if we find anything. :)

While we were in Austin, Mom and I also found some new scrap stores.  We first went to Scrapology.  It was a cute little store filled with some delicious goodies.  I got some really cute papers to make cards with, some Smooch Paint, and some of the Magic of Oz paper to do my Wicked Pages from my Honeymoon a couple years ago.  Then we went to Archivers.  OMG....not since the days of Recollections have I ever seen anything so wonderful.  I was sad that I have to go the whole way to Austin to see it, but OMG.  This store was huge, had EVERYTHING I wanted and then some, and it was was beautiful.  Made me a little sad because I miss my old store.  For those of you that don't know, I used to be a classroom coordinator and teacher at Recollections.  We were a LSS owned by a Big Box Store.  Well, after all the other LSS closed around us Michael's decided to pull the plug.  I was heart broken.  I had finally found my place in the world - I loved to meet people, I loved to teach, and I loved to watch other people develop as crafters.  They took that away from me, on my birthday no less.  We finally closed our doors Feb 2008.  I know it's silly, that was so long ago, but I still miss it.  Anyway, back to the shopping - While I was at Arhivers, I bought some MME 6x6 pads and matching embellishments, some Graphic45 goodies, a cute Jilly Bean Soup 6x6 pad and some Websters Pages Papers.   It was so hard not to just buy one of everything, but we did eventually stop shopping and headed back to our hotel.  What a fun store!  Saturday afternoon we went out and found Felicia's Scrapbooks.  It's a cute store, but we chose the weekend they did a scrappers garage sale to come for a visit.  Problem was, it's a tiny store, so they upset their own displays to make room for other peoples stuff.  I found a cute stamp set that I did end up getting, but I didn't really see much else I was interested in there.  It was still a nice trip.  

Now I'm off to spend the weekend with the hubs - it's my Birthday on Tuesday so we've got a full weekend.  Enjoy your weekend, and Happy Crafting!!