I'm trying to get back on track with Debby's Dare. I just have so much to share. God has certainly blessed me with so many opportunities to meet people and share the passion of crafting. My heart is certainly full of joy.
Joy. That's what I felt this week and decided to make it question number 20 in our adventure together. I often find joy in the simplest of acts or events in my life around me. I love to vacuum because it brings me joy to have a clean carpet. LOL I find joy watching moms with their children in the mall, the park or at birthday parties. I find great joy and celebration in my faith. I receive great joy from strawberries and chocolate. There is one constant joy that has come into my life. Wrong or right she is my joy. Crying or laughing she is my joy. When I see her my heart turns upside down and the butterflies start in my stomach. She could never bring me anything but joy. My joy is my beautiful and mischievous granddaughter Hannah. I never thought a grandchild could make you feel such joy. I love her always.
Question 20: What or Who is You Greatest Joy?
Remember this is your question. You scrap it the way you want to.
I will have to place hidden journaling in this layout as I ran out of ink for my computer. I think the above thoughts will be my journaling.
Pattern Paper: SEI; Basic Grey and Heidi Grace.
Transparency: My Little Shoebox
Lettering: Making Memories tiny letters; title ?
Brads: K & Co.
Flowers: Prima and Kaiser Crafts
Pin: making Memories
Tools: Fiskars Twist and Turn Corner Rounder, Fiskars Micro-Tip Spring Action Scissors
Ribbon from my friend Shannon
Congratulations Michelle 3624 for this week's RAK. You know the drill! LOL If you are a are a Graphic 45 fan you have go to Eileen's blog to see her awesome work.
Thanks for everyone that left comments while I was gone on my adventures this week. And What A Week! A great deal of fun, joy, laughter, making new friends and seeing old ones. Working hard side by side with friends! We had adventures in getting lost for the umpteenth time going to Greenville or locking your keys in your running car when a LSS opened and you were too excited to even turn the car off before locking up. LOL
This weekend was so full of wonderful moments that photos could never capture. The VA Fiskateers arriving at the crop was a sight to see. Their orange hats, in honor of the Fiskateer of Hats (LOL) and their shirts with the scissors and name and number on it were off the charts. They rocked the back part of the crop room!!
The rockin' and rollin' was fun and hilarious at the same time. Fiska-Fun 1 and Fiska-Fun 2. I'll let the videos tell the story. The Fiskateers sang for some of the greatest prizes. I found out a Fiskateers will attempt anything for some good Fiskars goodies.
We had our own Fiskateer song. It was outstanding! Ms. Janie, Shannon's mother-in-law a gift author wrote a Fiskateer Poem just for the our crop. This will all be shared a bit later.
Scrapbook Supply store had two pinatas for the croppers to beat up and the embellishment fell to the ground to a scramble of women.
Nan made the best chicken salad this side of the Mississippi! I'll be posting recipe on the blog soon.
People that were involved in making this the greatest of all crops are numerous. Fiskars and all the companies that donated RAKs and Door Prizes. Shannon, who was my left and right hand. "Oh, my gosh" she is incredible. Sudie, did Sudie only the way Sudie could. LOL Mary Beth and Stephanie the LSS were unselfishly giving. Sondra and the southern hospitality ladies did an outstanding job on our afternoon snack. The VA Fiskateers that made something special (sshhh) for the crop. Jenn who took my photos and was there every minute...what a Fiskateer and special person. Nan who created and cooked. Mary Gibson who made wonderful name tags and brought RAKs. Kelly Jo who helped the Fiskateers to become fiskateers before they lost a seat during registration and all her support throughout the whole time.
WONDERFUL FISKATEERS that were not even there sent handcrafted gifts to everyone at the Fiskateer crop! What a surprise and moving moment in the crop. Everyone, and I mean everyone made this the most wonderful event.
I believe what made this special was that everyone wanted to jump in and contribute where they could. This was truly a group event and to that I give a big orange hand clap!!
Is there anything we did not do? Saturday was an incredible day. I'm asking Shannon to write a blog post for us about the Pre-Crop party and we'll have some photos from Sudie of the event.
Oh, yes...the winner of the Laura Child's book is comment number 6, per Random.org. Congratulations Amy. Send me your snail mail and I'll send your book to you.
1. All my working buddies!
2. Safety for all that were traveling home
3. Rest, sleep...
4. My family..best support system around
5. God's guidance and love every moment