After a really hot May, June and July seem to have cooled down and I'm experiencing the perfect summer weather. I am not, I repeat *not* a fan of summer. I don't like the heat. Funny since I live in a place where its pretty much summer all year round....
I've been at my new job for two weeks now and I'm still in love with it. However, the hours and the workload leave me exhausted at the end of the day so I'm not scrapping as much at night.
I am leaving on a weeks vacation on Wednesday so there is a lot to finish up before we go. My mom flew out yesterday with my son so I have a few days to myself to prepare and even scrap.
So today, I'm sitting in my room with the windows wide open and music playing. Today its Pandora 80's Hair Rock. We saw Rock of Ages last night and while it was cheesy, the soundtrack rocked. The characters are loveable (even Tom Cruise) and the entire theater pretty much sang along to every song. It was fun. And our first date night in a long time.
And when I get back from vacation I expect there to be sneak peeks of all the new lines all over the internet and I can't wait. Never mind that I have 9 Studio Calico kits that are barely touched AND stacks of new lines from Winter CHA still waiting to be used, I must make my list for new items soon.
I usually do that on Pinterest and keep track of what I've purchased. Looking back, I have just about everything on that list. I am waiting for Everyday Ecclectic from Echo Park which is the Hambly line that was never released before they closed down. It ships next week so my pre-order should be here when I get back. I keep track of the new lines and Sneak Peeks using the Scrapbook Update site. They keep a running list and update it daily with any new sneaks out there. Great way to keep up. I like to pin anything I want so I can go back and shop later. Its a great resource for keeping it all in one place.
Here is the link to my Summer CHA board - in case you want to follow me.
As for vacation, I will have posts scheduled so if you're a follower (yay!) you'll see updates while I'm gone. I know its been quiet but I'll change that. I have a schedule again and will be able to craft regularly. Look for updates from the trip as I'll be posting pictures one day.
I have two Shop updates to let you know about.
My Etsy shop will be open and there is a coupon code to save 20% on your order while I'm gone. The code is good NOW and can be used up until July 20th. Any order placed before I leave will be filled and the rest when I get back. Coupon code is CANADA20
*on a side note, we will have some new products in this weekend so keep your eye on the shop.*
The Flair for Buttons shop is also on vacation and Shelley has a 10% off code you can use while she's out. Enter code 'summervacation12' to save 10%. Valid until 7/16.