Well, I had a lovely time at The Great Northern Papercrafts Extravaganza last weekend :-)))
I went along with the very best of intentions repeating my not-so-favourite mantra 'I will not spend a lot...I will not spend a lot...' OOPS. Really, it is a lot like eating custard creams. You open a packet thinking 'I'll just have one' but then after you have had one you think 'oh, one more won't hurt' and then you think 'well, I've had two I might as well finish the packet' and before you know it they have all gone.
I was doing really well until I got to Art From The Heart (yes Dyan, it's COMPLETELY your fault!) and I started with just one or two things in my basket and then Dyan pointed out a few things that I really NEEDED and then a few more things crept into my basket, at which point I thought 'Well, I've got a few things in there now might as well go the whole hog'.
And I got a few lovely things from The Stamp Man too - check out the new stamps here. And you will see some lovely blue shimmery dribbles on my journal page which are these here.
Ah, but my new things make me happy :-)
Look, I can make a lovely messy background in my journal by painting, spraying and stenciling. My desk, work area and nearby lamp are now all roughly the same shade!
And you just can't have enough Stampotique stamps. Just love the new range. This one sums up how I feel after a hard week at work!
Got some new word stamps by 7 gypsies, 'cos you can never have enough of those:
So, I may journal more over this page as and when the mood strikes.......
Thanks for all your suggestions as to what I should do with my paper chain (see previous post), you offered some great suggestions. I love this one off Erin:
'You could always count down to a paper chain party. Tear one off each day and when the last one is torn off have a party. in the middle of the living room. under a blanket fort. with flashlights. and sugar. and scrabble. just a thought.'
Bye for now.....................