Monday, April 2, 2012

Monday Motivations- Creativity Revisited

This past Friday night, all 3 boys were out with friends and Jerry was working that meant, I had a night to myself! Yay! But wait, I don't get moments like this very often, so I didn't even know what to do with myself. I considered going shopping or to a  movie, maybe getting some sushi or even some coffee by myself, but of course its always funner to do these things with somebody else. So after a few phone calls and texts, my SIL, Betty and I made plans to hang out together. We figured it was the perfect opportunity to go and visit a scrapbook store in Valencia we've been wanting to check out. So we did...

          The minute we walked in to the store, I felt like hyperventilating! I hadn't been in a scrapbook store in more than a few years, and this place was like a huge warehouse...I didn't know what to look at first, there was just sooooo much stuff!!
Aside from the fact, that the scrapbooking world has taken itself into another level of creativity that has far surpassed my comprehension.  For those that don't know, I used to be a Creative Memories Consultant for 8 years, back in the early days of scrapbooking, when things were simple and I dare say not as "creative." I was responsible for introducing Betty and many of my friends to CMemories and its scrapbooking style, but she is now in turn teaching me more than I think I can handle.  Standing in this store... I felt like a complete novice!     
Make & Take
There are all kinds of new and different kinds of products you could possibly use to scrapbook. I was overwhelmed to say the least, but Betty explained products to me, the store provided a free "Make & Take" session which I enjoyed trying with products I had never used before, and I walked around and checked out the different projects some ladies were working on in the back.   

As overwhelmed as I was, it was soo much fun and it was the perfect place for Betty and I to spend time together. We have similar creative whims, and the chance to explore the store in peace and with no set time limit was quite heavenly.  I also made a very limited purchase because its definitely a dangerous place to get your wallet out, that's for sure, but I definitely got a chance to revisit the thoughts of future creative projects. I got an eyeful of things I want to get, but all in due time.

We left the store with just enough time to get a quick cup of coffee, and a dessert at the local Corner Bakery. We had some delicious pumpkin pound cake and some good conversation before we had to go.

It was totally an impromptu night...
Sometimes, the best times are had when they're not planned!  

Betty, thanks again for hanging out with me, and can't wait until next time.

The kids and I are on Spring Break so this whole week will be impromptu.
Thanks for stopping by, and I hope your spring break 
is full of surprises and unplanned good times too!

From my corner to yours...


Gioconda said...

Thanks for bringing me along. I had so much fun. Can't wait to do it again.

Jessica said...

I love that store too! Hopefully we can have a scrap night again SOON!!