Sunday, May 11, 2008

I Scrapped!

therefore I am... or something like that. What a relaxing, enjoyable weekend I had at Las Brisas near Fayetteville with the lovely and exciting Michelle and crew. We had a wonderful time at an idyllic inn where we scrapped til midnight or so and ate outside every meal - things like homemade peach yogurt and fresh fruit, porkloin and grilled zuchinni -and watched cardinals and golden retrievers and never once thought about life's difficulties. I laughed and cried and scrapped and made projects and yet, it also felt great to pull into the driveway today. Here are a few photos of the weekend. This photo gives me that peaceful feeling of being up at Las Brisas. It's only about 1 1/2 hours west of Houston. This is Harriet, my neighbor of 18 years who makes me laugh and is such a great person to hang out. I am so happy that she is happy. Her daughters are amazing and I loved all the laughing we did this weekend. They are so crazy.
It felt so good just to scrap again - pages, of my photos. I love putting together the paper and the embellishments and also that I don't overdo it like you do when you start out. When you're a newbie, you want to put every damn embelly you have on a page. Now I like to just tell the story.
I also made it to the Urban Market today which was soggy but fun. Apparently a huge and I mean really BIG thunderstorm dumped barrels of rain in the Heights (and our house too) and so walking around the market was skawishy but once you got over getting your toes wet - it was great. My friend Karen met me out there and I'm telling ya - she is such a BAD influence on me. It was so fun to have somebody on your wavelength - looking at everything and thinking - what can I make with this? Too crazy... I found several cool finds - my santos angel lady was there - Joyce Schilling and I picked up a couple of hand carved angel busts and a couple of great vintage story books with great pics for collage. And a fantastic childrens book with great vintage type and photos - its an ABC book too - just amazing. I felt a little bit bad for the vendors because the crowd was a bit sidetracked with the dampness so they had to reduce their prices. Next time will be better. The new location is really hidden - which I guess is good - more stuff for us. I love that it happens 3 times a year.

I didn't get much sleep so I'm going to go lay my head down. Make it a great week.

From Las Brisas - God loves you personally, powerfully and passionately. Live loved.
-Max Lucado
The unthankful heart discovers no mercies; but let the thankful heart sweep through the day and, as the magnet finds the iron, so it will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings!
— Henry Ward Beecher

1 comment:

Karen C said...

Hey, I resemble that remark!! I had a great time at the Urban Market even though I was covered with mud all the way up my back by the time I left. I didn't buy too much after you left. Found cool vintage glassware to hold embellishments. I want to go to Canton next!!