Monday, October 4, 2010

All for fun, fun for all

I just returned from an amazing whirlwind trip that start with this:

The amazing 'Inspiration Unlimited' event hosted by one of my favorite gals...the fabulous Teresa Collins:

I finally got to meet (IRL-after all these years!) my all time favorite crafty friend. I love this gal! The Janna Wilson:

IU was amazing. I took 6 classes from five teachers (Stephanie Ackerman, Janna, Liz Katchner, Janet Hopkinton and 2 from Teresa). I even had a surprise bonus class from the owner of Bella Blvd, It was amazing. It was alot. I won't lie, I was tired. The time difference did kick my butt, but I am truly glad that I got to be a part of this amazing event. I even met a new friend. She was my roomie Karen. She is a huge Dallas Cowboys fan and me being the huge Pats fan, we really got along great. Really. We talked a lot about sports and scrapping and family. She is now on Tim Holtz's cruise of the east coast. Lucky girl!

Once I left IU. I headed to Phoenix. My first day I spent being lazy and watching sports. I truly did not feel like doing much of anything and needed a break. The next day was the whirlwind tour of the city. One of the places I had to go to was the University of Phoenix Stadiun. This is Arizona Cardinals NFL team home stadium. It is also where the New England Patriot's lost their perfect season in Superbowl 42. Yes, I had to go there...and give them a big GFY...

They actually roll the grass out of the stadium to get some sun and grow:

Another place I had to see, being the Nascar fan that I am, was the Phoenix International Raceway. Okay, so I did not get to see much, but at least I was there:

I also got visit with a couple of friends/co-workers while I was there. I had a great time. Time went by quick. Now I am home. Back to reality. Happy to see my family. I really missed them. Trying to get my home back in order and still making time for a scrappy project. This one is for a gift. Can you believe I am already back to scrapping. Yes, I am obsessed. It makes me happy...

Have a great week!
Happy Scrappin'!


mommy2alex said...

Oh, what a fun time you had, YAY!!!
You'll have to post pics of your projects from the classes, when you get settled of course! ;)
LOVE the TC papers, especially that she's puttin a lil pizazz on the bottom strip so you can use every lil bit (I'm such a non-waste scrapper, save EVERYthing!).
Cannot wait to see what you make with it!!!!
Yes, I'm going to do the winter tag exchange, LOVE doing things like that, oh so fun (my fave is receiving all of them!!!).
Have a GREAT week!!!

Debbie said...

Yay! How fun! sorry I didn't have the punch you needed... :-(

~Nancy~ said...

Oowwww.. I'm sooo jealous!! How awesome to hear that you had such a fun time meeting all of these scrappy girls!!! The pics look awesome!!! I've visited the Phoenix stadium too a few years ago.... and we're about to leave for California/Arizona again in a few weeks if everything goes well. So excited! Hope you're doing ok! XOOX

Kat Marie said...

i always love coming to your blog. sounds like an awesome time! love your blog header :)