Summer is in full swing here in the Upper Midwest, and I thought I’d update you on a few things that are happening right now:
Celebrating the triumphant return of my son, Cole, from his 16-day camping trip out west. I ain’t gonna lie: it was weird to not be in communication with him all the time, but he made it pretty clear that he just wanted to be off the grid. While his data usage may have suggested he was not as off as he’d hoped to be, it was a little taste of what it’s going to be like in a few months when my baby heads off to college.
Loving what Dan is now calling my Red Wine 80s mix on Spotify. And yes, you can listen to my mix by clicking here. Lest you think drink more red wine that I ought to, I really only bust it out periodically. Still, I have dreams of doing a live YouTube broadcast one day called Cheap Red Wine Crafting. I think it’d be highly entertaining. Or not. But if you like new wave 80s mix, check out my playlist!
Feeling grateful every day that my family was unharmed in their recent car accident. I posted a bit here and there on social media, but in case you missed it, Dan and Aidan hit a deer head-on last week while returning from a few days up north, and walked away with nothing more than a bruise. I will find out for sure if Stevie (seen below pictured in 2015) is totaled after our insurance company gives her the once over. She did what we paid her to do. I will never complain about a car payment ever again. And yes, I will be getting another Subaru.
Putting together my newest e-course this week, a class designed to show you how to create a mini album of messages for someone (or something!) you love. My two most favorite scrapbooks I’ve made to date are the Messages to My Senior Boy and Girl an in a few weeks, you can learn exactly how to create an album like this! This album concept is perfect for a school year, so my goal is to launch it before August for anyone who would like the templates (and there are new ones in addition to the design you see above) and the inspiration to tackle a project that covers a span of time. Watch your email for when the class will launch! (Not a subscriber? Click here!)
Practicing Copic coloring. You know how some people say coloring is super relaxing? Well, for me, it’s really not, mostly because I feel like have NO idea what I am doing most of the time. That said, I’m slowing figuring out how to combine markers to get better results. This post from the wonderful Yana Smakula inspired me to create my own Copic Marker chart, which I’ve added to my Crap Free Resource Library, a collection of free downloads for subscribers to my newsletter. If you want a chart to help you practice, sign up for my newsletter today! If you’re already a subscriber, just shoot me an email and request the link and password!
Like the card above? Here are the supplies: (Note: all links are affiliate links at no cost to you, but when you purchase, I get a small percentage from each purchase. And yes, that is helping me to keep my business going!)
And that’s what’s up with me. How about you? Anything you’re doing that you’d like to share? By all means, do.