Saturday, October 28, 2006


I snuck out of the house for a couple of hours today and just walked around Hobby Lobby.
I recently got the new Basic Grey Fruitcake collection of papers and thought I'd look for some fun ribbons to go with it. These are what I picked up. There's a wide rich red and emerald green (both with very thin wire edges), a wavy red sequin, icy blue pom-pons, and a really cool goldish-brown lace with red gems.
Why does buying ribbon by the yard make me giddy?
That is strange. :D

In SIX days Donna Downey will be in Austin - at the store where I teach.
I'm not being stalkerish or weird, but she really inspires me because of her whole home decor project thing.
And since that's what I teach, I dig her more than I would maybe other well-known scrapbookers.
I'm taking one of her classes and then doing the dinner crop.
I got something really COOL to give to her, too. Didn't go looking for it. It just jumped out at me at Uncommon Objects when I was there last. Not a kiss up gift either, lol.
It's just something she collects and I thought she'd like it.

At that crop I'm going to work on a Christmas project with the Fruitcake papers and these ribbons.
I don't wanna do layouts. I'm in a total PROJECT mood, especially since Christmas is coming and this is going to be a gift. I'll post photos next weekend.

I just have to say that I feel so blessed to be teaching these classes. I feel like I'm going in the direction that God wants me to be in, and that's such a peaceful feeling.
I decided not to enter the Hall of Fame contest...and I feel peaceful about that, too.

If you are working on Christmas gifts and projects already, don't forget to tune in
to the free Christmas radio at Live365. There's a link on my right toolbar. ~~>

Have a WONDERFUL weekend!
- Jennifer

"When you become consumed by God's call on your life, everything will take on new meaning and significance. You will begin to see every facet of your life - including your pain - as a means through which God can work to bring others to Himself." - Charles Stanley


Heidi said...

pretty ribbons! I can't wait to see what you make with them!

Shanna C said...

Thanks for putting the link to Live365 on your blog. I signed on as a listener - think I'm gonna really enjoy this, and I wouldn't have known about it unless you had shared the site with everyone.

Have fun at the Donna D event!

Kara said...

totally sad that i will not be there when Donna D is going to be there!!

have fun!! :D i can't wait to see the projects!!

Lisa said...

I've met Donna two times now and she is such a "real" and inspiring and FUN'll have a blast...and don't forget bring your books for her to sign!

Jana said...

Those ribbons are SO yummy!! Have fun meeting DD...she's one of the gals I haven't met yet that I would really LOVE to someday. You girls will have a BLAST!

Carla said...

Ahhh.... Cool ribbons, cool photo (I LOVE red), and I know you will make something totally cool with all of it! Have fun w/DD!! More coolness!!

Cari said...

Love the ribbons, love the BG (want to get some too), and I'm so happy that you have peace with what you are doing right now (and about HOF!)