Wednesday, April 23, 2008

*whew* I am home!

O.k., I was only gone a few days but it seems like a month 'cause I squeezed so much into those few days! First off, Scrap Etc. was fun...fun...fun!! I don't know how much of a class taker I am though since I didn't finish one of the projects but I did get a good start on all of them and got some great ideas. I cannot rave aboutWilna's class enough...even though we had her class at the early hour of 8 a.m., we were creative, engaged, and she is just about the sweetest, nicest person you will ever meet and you just want to scoop her up and put her in your pocket! I was a bad picture-taker at the event so thankfully the uber sweet Amber & her hubby Josh sent me some pics this morning...









































That is the talented Amy Tan on the left...I was lucky enough to score one of her t-shirts finally!























Other highlights are:
Packing SIS make & take kits at 1:30 in the morning!
Rooming with the fab Becca, Amy, Amber, JJ & Kayla
Staying at JJ's house and getting to meet all 5 of her kids and her hubby Bob
Skipping a class (sshhhhhh, don't tell anyone) and scrapping with Kelli in the hall
Handing out SIS buttons to all the fab SISters I got to meet :)
Hanging out with my fellow pug lovers Amber & Allie

Conveniently, my parents are in Franklin, TN so I got to spend some time with them too. We went to see my Grandfather in Alabama one day and stopped at a flea market out in the country...the kind where you can find chickens...


























Elvis...























and other goodies...

















The next day we went into Nashville for lunch and did a little shopping...at Anthropologie I got this cool necklace...

















and my Mom splurged on this cuuuuute top for me (thanks Mom!)

















I then had to pick up some Southern treats to bring home for my staff at work...the beans are for me, I am kind of addicted to green beans and these are sooooo good!




























My Dad gave be about a gazillion old post cards so now I have to come up with a cool project for them...maybe a mini book with some of them :)

















I have 2 boxes this size packed full!























Reality sets back in today as I have to go into work later this afternoon, but as soon as I have some free time I am going to play with my new SIS kit that came while I was gone...

















It is so lovely & you can check it out here!

11 comments:

*~*Amber*~* said...

Martha!!! so glad we were roomies!!! Missing you! See you soon though right!!!
xoxo
Can't wait to scrap the photos of US!!!!

Nan and B.A.G.S. the pug said...

OMG HOW FUN ARE THESE PICTURES!!!

LOVE the goodies you got and the Amy Tan T-shirt!?!! Did you get a new tat? SO COOL

I love the new kid - LOVE IT! Cant wait to hear more about it!

Tautchia said...

Oh, you lucky girl! Your Dad must be some awesome guy to think of saving those & giving them to you. So fun!

Callista said...

Love the t-shirt. It sounds like you had a great time. And wow! That is soo cool that your dad saved those post cards and gave them to you, can't wait to see what you come up with!

Allie said...

YAY! You're home finally!! Love, love the postcards - you lucky duck (or is that chick..?).

I had so much fun hanging with you this weekend - can't wait to see you again in June!

CandiMandi said...

dude what a post!
I love all the pics and those vintage signs are fabulous! Hope they have them somewhere when i go to visit!

Sarah Moore said...

YAY You are home! I forgot you were gone and left a criptic message on your answering machine.

I can't wait to hear all about scrap etc! Call me when you are around... I want to look through boxes of old postcards!

P.S. I hope you saved me a SIS pin!

:)

Marie said...

Ok first of all how fun!!! WIsh i coulda went. Love the chickens love elvis...Love the kl collection. That thing is so wicked awesome! I love both of ur freakin shirts! I must have!

Nevis said...

Glad to have you back! You're so pretty. Is the tattoo real? Love the Anthropologie shirt. I love, love, love them. If only I had the money to buy more things from them.

peg graham said...

Martha- what fun!!!

-Diggin' the pcards from your Dad!
-Coveting Amy T's Tee.
-Love the chics and Elvis!
-Can't wait to see what you created with the SIS kit!

smooches to your sweet puggies from my puggy!

Now I'm even more excited about SISiversary!!!

Holly said...

Thanks for sharing your wonderful photos! If I can't travel, at least I can live vicariously through others. ;0)