There is a slight “down side” to all of this. For one, everything you see that comes into the store is excitedly grabbed up and suddenly makes a home in your home scrapbook station. Two, the talents of the women you meet around you suddenly become things you just must learn and adopt for yourself. And three, in my case anyway, working two or more jobs allows very little time to actually use the items you’ve collected or do the techniques you’ve longed to adopt.
Hence, my topic for today…
Ten Scrapbook Related Items I Own But Have Never Used!
|7. Inkssentials Cut-n-Dry Stamp Pad Felt|
Okay, in case you don't know me very well, I have an itty bitty weakness for Tim Holtz and his amazing creations. I am impatient for him to post his 12 Tags of Christmas every year and every day after he does, I find myself drooling over the end product AND his tutorial on how he makes them. That man and the companies he works with must make a MINT over the holidays. Anyway, this was used in one of his 12 Tags last year (2010) and I just had to have it. Package. Not. Even. Opened.
|10. Gypsy (for the Cricut)|
Let's move away from good ol' Tim's influences on me for this last one. The Hubs got me this as part of his sneaky Christmas gift this year. I have turned it on exactly twice. Once to update the software, and once to download the free cartridges I could get for it. I haven't synched any of my own cartridges yet, nor have I played with it or learned how to use it in any way shape and form. I really hope that I'll have time soon. It looks like it would be so convenient and FUN!
While I have been sad about the state of the store, and I know I’ve even shown some bitterness, I’m beginning to feel that remote, kind of squirmy feeling you get when you feel like something big is coming and you’re excited but since you can’t do or see it yet, you stuff that excitement back down inside. Do you know that feeling? I believe it’s the feeling of… huh… I’m not quite sure what word to put to it. It’s the feeling of no more extra hours and late nights or weekend responsibilities. It’s the feeling of “I ONLY have a day job now”. (I do actually still have a 2nd job over at Inside Out, but I can do that on my own time, from my bed on my laptop if I so desire.) But the rest of that time… the time I used to spend at the store… is suddenly “free”.
I think that squirmy, shivery, repressed excited feeling is … me getting ready to PLAY!
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