Friday, February 8, 2013

Snowstorm on the way!

I am back home in Massachusetts.  Thanks to all of you for the kind messages of sympathy and your thoughts and prayers.  The services for my Dad were held last Saturday.  While the circumstances were sad, it was wonderful to have the family together for the weekend.  We gathered in Pennsylvania from California, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Virginia, New Jersey, New York and Massachusetts. 

I got back here just in time to prepare for a major snowstorm.  We are predicted to have blizzard conditions and over 24 inches of snow on Friday and Saturday.  I hope all of you who are in the path of the storm have taken precautions and will stay safe inside.  The photo at the top of this post is a reminder of a sunny vacation in Florida a few years ago.  Sometimes you need to keep things in perspective - this storm will pass...

I am tackling the long-delayed task of putting away the Christmas decorations now that I am home.  I haven't been in my craft room yet but the storm will keep everyone inside so there should be lots of time to get creative.  There are a couple of things I wanted to let you know about - one with a deadline of today...

I wasn't able to start on the Layout a Day (LOAD) class while I was away so I am going to have to get busy to catch up.  I know that some of you were also taking this class - how is it going so far?  Lain Ehmann, the scrapbooking superhero organizer of LOAD and True Scrap has some other events coming up.

 Next Wednesday, February 13th is Lain's monthly FREE "Scrapinar" and the topic this month is "Sewing on Scrapbook Pages."  I have always admired the look of stitching on cards and pages but I never seem to pull out the machine to try it.  Jennifer Larson will be sharing tips on adding both hand and machine sewing to your papercrafts.   To sign up click on the image above or click here to view more details.  Remember - it's free and if the time doesn't work for you there will be a recording available - but only if you sign up ahead of time!

True Stamp is the other event with a full day of six live classes taught by instructors from six sponsor companies - Paper Smooches, Technique Tuesday, Unity Stamp Company, Raisin Boat, Simon Says Stamp and Lawn Fawn.  You will have access to all of the classes after the event as well so you can watch them over and over again.  The regular event price is $97 but if you sign up by February 8th (that's TODAY) you will get a huge discount of $50 off!  That makes the price only $47 - less than $8 per class.

I have so many stamps - I just can't resist buying them!  I am looking forward to finding out about new ways to use them and to learning from some experts.  There are prizes and a virtual goodie bag and you don't even have to leave home - take the classes in your PJs - I won't tell!

No coupon code is needed for this discount, just click on the True Stamp image above or click here to view more details.  Today is the last day to get this special offer.

I have missed blogging and I am looking forward to getting back into the usual routine - with some new twists.  My "Blogoversary" date was February 1st and I am planning another celebration but it will be delayed for a couple of weeks.  Thanks again for your support over the last very difficult month.  Your prayers and caring messages were a great comfort during this time.

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  1. Welcome back. Stay safe. Treasure you wonderful memories of your dad.

  2. Stay safe during this upcoming storm - and, welcome back!

  3. Glad you could celebrate the life and mourn the passing of your Dad with family and friends around for comfort. Gladder still you made it home before the storm hit. Happy crafting!

  4. Hey Diane, So glad to see you back. Been thinking of you. Be safe in the storm. I am gonna check out these classes.

  5. Diane,
    Was good to see your posting. I was wondering how you were. I knew about your father and had notice you had not posted in awhile. Glad you are home also thought of you in the storm that is on its way. Will say a prayer for you. Stay warm and I hope you do not loose power. Missed you and the blog......................

  6. Stay warm and stay safe. Hope you don't lose power. I hate it when that happens even though we have a generator, it's not the same. I've thought of your Dad often since his passing. I enjoyed sending him a card now and then. You were lucky to have him for so many years. I lost my Dad when I was 15. Sad.

  7. Welcome back, Diane!

    Hunker down during the storm, and enjoy the knowledge that you have a safe, warm and wonderful home to stay in!

  8. I smiled when I received your email that you had a post...welcome home...I know your still in the missing stage I hope being in your craftroom will help keep your mind busy...stay warm

  9. I hope everything is well despite the sandstorm last Friday. Didn't you lose power?


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