Good Wednesday all my crafty friends!!! Long time no see!! Two weeks to be exact!! It has been a blur, and some of it is not in a good way!! LOL Step on over to Julia's Stamping Ground blog and link up to show us what's on your desk and today, I will show you what's NOT on my desk! LOL
So, I don't have anything art worthy to show you because I haven't been able to do art for several reasons! Life always seems to get in my way! LOLOL I was sick for most of the hiatus. I had a bout of bronchitis that I just couldn't seem to shake. I had to go through two rounds of antibiotics to get it to move on. I'm still not convinced that it is completely gone. With that misery was some lovely pleurisy! If you haven't had it, it's painful. So, I'm coughing every two seconds and every cough feels like a knife stabbing my ribs.......yep, fun times! LOLOL Mind you, being the procrastinator that I am, I probably could have nipped it all in the bud if I'd gone to the doctor sooner, but I simply HATE the doctor and I HATE taking medication! So this little ditty has been hanging with me for months. So hopefully this will be the means to the end! Fingers crossed! LOL
Then with that came our fourth of July holiday (short work week for me) and another family shower! This time it was a baby shower. Listen, I have lots of family and it seems someone is either always getting married, or having a baby......I just want to get off the merry go round!!! LOLOL It was fun and went off without a hitch, so hopefully it will be calm for awhile!
So round to what I will share today. Last week was another short work week for me because I traveled to Atlanta for my very first Stamp Expo!! Christine, who is the host of one of my swap groups, hit me up and wanted to know if I wanted to come up and go and, of course, meet her in person!! First off, I NEVER have to be asked twice about seeing art products and second I WISH I could meet ALL my online art friends!! SO YES!!!! LOL I have family that live in Atlanta, so I was able to stay with one of them and it was great because the venue the expo was at was litterally right around the corner from their home!
|CW Crafts ATC Host Christine and I|
Since I had never been to an expo before, I didn't know what to expect except I knew their would be art vendors! And boy howdy, there were MANY! We got this bag as we went in and my host Christine, who has her own little side business, brought me this koozie she made for me with my name and Instagram name on it. On the other side, it said Create, like the shirt she was wearing! Wasn't that the sweetest thing for her to do? I also got those pins from the expo. The one you got when you spent a certain amount of money.....ahem......I spent WAY over that amount! LOL I think I should have gotten two! LOLOL
|Shopping Bag that was filled to the brim! LOL|
Ok, so the rest are photos of the goodies I brought home! These aren't to boast or to gloat, they are meant to be a confession at how much willpower I DO NOT HAVE!!!! LOL It may be a minute before I go to another expo! LOL
|I went for stamps, but got that and then some!|
|The chipboard was irresistible!! There was so much|
and I literally could have camped out there alone!
|The rice paper at the top was DIVINE!! Stencils, paper and dots!|
|MORE stuff I couldn't resist....but I "needed" them! LOLOL|
|Last set of yumminess! Thinking of my fall projects!|
I know that was a lot of photos guys, but I couldn't resist showing! I literally could have stayed there all day, and almost did! The only disappointment was the Stamping Up vendor. I was really excited about seeing that one, and it just wasn't anything to write home about! BUT alas, the other vendors made up for it!! I am not a Scapper, so a lot of it was geared toward that, but there was PLENTY other gorgeousness to be had! It was wonderful getting to meet the person I send my ATC's to every month and I hope we can get back together! We were talking about a possible Crop within our state. We shall see!
Well all you wonderful crafters, I hope you all are doing well and trying to stay cool from that heatwave that Julia was talking about. It's been storming and raining here for weeks!! I think you guys traded with us!!! LOL Oh, it's still hot and MUGGY, but we have your rain!!!
Have a blessed Wednesday!