It is amazing how quickly time goes by. I wanted so badly to make a point to update daily.. then figured every couple of days... and look how well that went for me. Geezzz... I have been so under the weather lately. Finally caved and went to the doctor last week to find out I had a severe sinus infection and my inner/outer ear was also infected. The doc was concerned that my ear drum ruptured... but thankfully that was not the case. So, I was blessed with spending my birthday on meds while making every effort to enjoy a 2 hour drive to IL for my first trip to Ikea... loved the place! Will have to return when I am feeling 100%.
Leading up to all that I was very busy working on decorations for two friends' baby showers. I was joyfully asked to make some Cricut items for centerpieces. As well as cupcake toppers and other misc things... :) I really enjoy that. :) I am so glad that everyone gets to enjoy them. I made both of them homemade baby blocks as a gift. They both loved them very much. I take such pleasure in homemade gifts. I am surprised that more people do not take the time to spread that joy to others. My girls all love to make gifts too. Come to think of it... I wish I received more homemade gifts.... :(
I also spent a night at Hobby Night. Got caught up on some of my Disney trip album and finished off some pages that just needed a bit more. I have been spending time looking at layouts online and getting ideas. I have come to realize that I love simple... or am just too lazy to emblish as much as some. Either way.. I love the way my pages are turning out. I also upgraded to the Expression machine! This was such a highlight in my week that I was tickled for days! The thought of being able to make BIGGER things makes my mind giggle. I received a card today from a close friend with an owl on it from the Critter's cartridge... I decided that I need that as a wall sticker in my craft area I am creating... I am obsessed with owls lately... not sure why... they are just too stinkin' cute.
I also spent a few hours organizing my craft supplies. I purged so much...and have decided to sell 1/2 my stamps... this is a good thing since I do not have the urge to stamp as much since I invested in the cricut. I have saved some of my favs... but am really purging. I can't believe how orgainzed my things are becoming. It is making finding things so much simpler... who would have thought.
I have to upload a bunch of pics in the next week or so... so I will be posting some pages and the baby blocks to share... I may have to "pin" them to my pintrest board just to see how many repins they get. hehehe