Wednesday, February 25, 2009

It's All About Me...well, not really

I cannot believe it is already Wednesday night! I knew I had a very busy week, but my goodness how time has rushed by! By the way, does anyone else walk around all day wondering what day it is? LOL! I seem to be doing that more and more lately. It is Wednesday, right? Is it an age thing, or a sign of brain overload? Probably a combination of both.

Now for the "all about me" part. All the busy-ness I just mentioned has nothing to do with anything other than placating and pampering me! Time with MY friends. Trip to MY not-so-local scrapbook store. Two hour gym sessions. Manicure and pedicure. Travel to Athens to see MY baby girl and MY man! What, pray tell, have I left out? Is there any other thing I could possibly do just for me...hmmmm.

Oh yeah! Remember that I mentioned a recent purchase I made just for me? The thing that had me so excited I was about to burst. Well, I think it is high time I share. If you love this scrappin' hobby as much as I do, you will understand my enthusiasm. Ready?

That's right, friends, I am the proud, very proud, owner of a brand new Canon EOS D40! I did countless hours of research and worked diligently to juggle my budget in order to make it happen. And just when I thought it couldn't get any better, I was able to register for Karen Russell's photography class starting in June! This is such a hard class to get into...super long waiting list. But I have secured my spot and I am working very hard to learn as much as I can about my new toy before class starts. Good thing I didn't get in the March class, huh?

If you knew me, you would know how hard it was to pull the trigger on this purchase. I rarely, if ever, make big purchases that are for my benefit only. I didn't even get on the digital bandwagon for years because I couldn't justify the cost. But this new phase of life I am in - the part where I am redefining who I am - has me thinking that I need to now focus on some of those things that I've always wanted to do. Perfecting my photography skills is high on my list. camera in class coming up...and I am on my way to marking one thing off my bucket list!

Because I am making this post all about me, I thought I would throw a question out there for all you scrappy ladies. The reason I made the 45-minute trek to my not-so-local scrapbook store is because of a challenge they are currently doing. I have only participated in something such as this one other time but this one sounded too fun to not participate. The challenge requires the use of one of 2 new Basic Grey lines, Marrakech or Porcelain, Core-dinations card stock and any item from Technique Tuesday. The question I pose to you is, which line do you think you would enjoy scrapping? Guess you can tell I couldn't make up my mind. Anyone have a favorite? BTW, the winner of the challenge gets $100.00 - $50.00 cash and $50.00 in store credit! Pretty good, wouldn't you say?

Happy day to you all!

P.S. Just so you know I am definitely NOT an all-about-me kind of girl, I would love to do a give-away with a fabulous stamp & paper kit. However, given my recent issues with blogger and the inability to post comments, I thought it best to wait and see if the issue has been resolved. So stay tuned!


  1. Congrats on the new purchase!!!! I love my Nikon, and still need to learn all the bells and whistles that I have no idea how to use!! I have had my camera for about two years and it is by the the best investment. I use it all the time!!!! I can't believe that you got in on the class, that is awesome!!!! Wishing you a Terrific Thursday!!

  2. Whoo hoo!!! Congratulations on the new camera!!! You have a lot of fun in store my friend!!! I hope you have fun with the class-I am hoping you will share some secrets with me!! Hope you have a great day!!

  3. yay for new cameras!! That will be a lot of fun to play with!! I like the BG Marrakech better than Porcelain...but I am not a pastel kinda girl, KWIM? It is nice to see that someone else shared my potty training a boy issue. We started almost 2 years ago too...I just don't understand. I am sure this is a glimpse of things to come...Lord help me!

  4. Girl...that is the best post ever! Congrats on your new baby! He he he! Enjoy your class one of my friends is taking is now and has high praise for I am sure you will love it.

    As far as the BG goes...Marrakech, I just love those colors!

  5. Nothing wrong with the occasional all about me post :)

    Congrats on the new camera! I'm envious. And of course I would love to take KR's photo class. I'm sure it will be awesome. Good luck with the challenge!

  6. for the record, i am a FIRM believer in all about me. not only is it necessary but vital to the survival of the female species.
    congrats on the camera! work it! can't wait to see all the great things you do wiht it.

  7. Hey, great minds think alike!!! My new camera is a Canon too and I am so working at figuring it out!!!

  8. huge congrats on getting into karen's photography class! you're going to love it and learn so much. i admit that i havn't even gone through most of the info ... but just knowing that i have 4 inches of lessons here makes the $$$ totally worth it. she is so super talented!

  9. You lucky girl! COngrats on your new camera and enjoy taking those photos! Hoping this is the year I get one too.


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