I apologize for my absense yesterday. I had a post in my head all ready to go, but I was elbow deep in making Christmas cards.
I know, I can hear the shock and awe coming across the miles, but don't be too impressed or checking your mailbox for your Christmas card from me just yet.
I haven't miraculously changed my ways and am now super-prepared and organized for Christmas. No, I am still the good-procrastinator that I have always been and am working on an article (that is running a bit late--see that's the Christi that you know and love) for Papercraft Essentials. It is going out in the mail today...due in the UK for this coming Friday...so I am just a couple of days late.
So while I have happily been creating my Christmas cards, feeling confident in the fact that the holidays are still ages away...it helps to think that when it is 100 degrees outside...and the fact that I have ages before I have to start feeling panicked about the holiday rush, Barnes & Noble crushed that notion.
It is Pumpkin Spice time! As I was checking out last night, they had bookmarks at the register announcing that fact. I love Pumpkin Spice lattes, and autumn is my favorite season, but it just seems so early. Summer just started, didn't it? I know that I should have realized when Jacob started school, but they start so early anymore that I didn't even take notice that autumn was coming.
So I was at Barnes & Noble last night (notice that nice segue...), and I have been keeping my eye on a book... planning to buy it once payday rolls around. The last time that I was in, they had two copies so I wasn't too worried, but last night, I got worried.
I found my book and there was only one copy, but even more worrying was the fact that it had been shelved upside down and backwards so that you couldn't tell what the book was. Someone else was eyeing my book and trying to hide it from other potential buyers. You know, I know that because that is exactly something that I would do and immediately thought about going and hiding it in another obscure section of the store like Computers, but I decided that my safest route was to just buy it.
So if you were the one hiding Living the Creative Life by Rice Freeman-Zachary at the Fayetteville, NC Barnes & Noble, your book is gone and you may want to call and special order another copy.
Doesn't this book look fun? It features 15 artists and how they keep their artistic muse flowing. And you all know, I am all about keeping my creative muse happy. I have just had time to glance through it, but I will tell more later if it turns out to be a good buy.
And while I have been very busy making Christmas cards, I have played just a tiny bit with this week's featured products.
This is a journal that I altered using the Cosmo Cricket Dutch Girl papers and Rhonna Farrer's Gypsy-style stamps. The journal is another one of those school supplies for me that just happened to hop into my basket when we were buying Jacob's school supplies...it came from Target and already comes with the Kraft cover and red book-binding edge...too fun and easy! I am really loving these products and have so many ideas flowing for using them so hopefully I will have more fun stuff to share tomorrow...
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