Tuesday, July 15, 2014

If you notice the last entry, I guess you could say that I was too busy to craft for a while! Actually, I have made many cards over the past three years, but I have not uploaded them to my blog. I'm certain everyone hears reasons why people stop doing things they love, so I won't list all of my reasons, but I am proud of one of my accomplishments. In February, 2014, I completed my second Masters Degree in Curriculum and Instruction with an Emphasis on Elementary Reading. It was a lot of hard work and I missed card making and scrapbooking immensely, because my craft room became my office and study area. This summer I have been busy making cards from supplies on hand, card kits from Simon Says Stamp and Studio Calico, and of course my summer hauls both online and at brick and mortar stores. I am looking forward to the SoCal Shop Hop beginning this Friday. Two of my dearest friends are going to join me a couple of times to make sure I don't get lost as I navigate Southern California and the winding freeways and their friendly drivers. I will upload some photos of some of my recent cards. I used some sketches from the Retro Sketches and Mojo Monday blogs. So much knowledge about card making comes from the countless hours I've spent watching YouTube. I will do my best to include the individuals from which I was inspired. In the next three weeks I plan to fill up as much of my time as I can doing what I love before the school bell rings and I meet 28 little people with whom I will spend a school year getting to know and watching them learn. Happy paper crafting!