Last evening the Event kicked off. With everything that has been going on with Angie, work and life, I was not as hyped about it as last year (I was out of control excited last year). Since getting pregnant, I also haven’t scrapbooked as much. I knew the Event was going to remind why I love scrapbooking so much and inspire me to start investing my time in it on a daily basis, as I was doing about a year ago. The event’s theme is Tell the Story Only You Can Tell. Love it.
Twila (a friend from Michigan) and I had one class last night, sponsored by Creative Cafe. Danelle Johnson and Kristi Sikora Blakenship taught the class. I didn’t have high expectations for the class, but it blew me away. They both have a philosophy similar to Stacy Julian’s – scrapbook what is most important to you, don’t get wrapped up in the latest “artsy fartsy” techniques, and record your story to leave a legacy for generations to come. They had a lot of creative, simple ideas for doing just that and I loved it.
The highlight for me though was winning the Once Upon a Family Dear Sweet Child Box. I was first introduced to this product about two years ago, but had forgotten wanting to get one once I had a baby. Well, at six months pregnant, I won the box in the class!! YEA! I was delighted. Basically, this is a hard box that has 21 small white books inside. Every year, Mom is to write a letter to her child. Then 21 days before his (or her) 21st birthday she sends him a book a day leading up to the very special birthday. How special and sweet is that?! Awesome. Matthew said I should save it for when we have a girl, but I have a feeling Elias will love and appreciate it.
Today is chocked full of classes from 8 am to 7 pm. WHEW! If I don’t blog again this weekend, please remember to keep the Smith family in your prayers. Sunday is Audrey’s memorial service.