Tuesday, January 17, 2012

I'm In RE-ME Mode

I was reading a book by Mary McDonough (she played Erin on the Walton's TV show) called Lessons from the Mountain.  As a fan of the show... lately in reruns even more than when the show first ran... I was interested in this book not only because of the show but also because Mary has dealt with auto-immune illnesses.   She writes very honestly & authentic sharing the good along with the bad.  The chapters that she writes about the pain, fatigue & isolation really hit home with me at the same time being such an encouragement.  We are all learning and growing from those in our lives & the "mountains" we must deal with and they all make us who we are at this point in life.  Mary is now a life coach & activist (speaking before congress about the dangers of silicone breast implants) in addition to acting and I loved her term "RE-ME".  That is what I am doing this year - no I don't have control over everything in my life but I can choose how I deal with it & make each day the best it can be.

 Along the same lines I decided to do Body Restoration the current course from Brave Girls Melody & Kathy - you can get all the details here.   Soul Restoration I was life changing for me to learn to be kinder to myself & set boundaries.  I have suffered from negative body image forever so I'm on a journey to accept who I am & be the best I can be inside & out.

I will be having some new mini book kits coming out at EMI Scrapbooking.... Some of my prior ones are available at the online Etsy store here.

Kit available that are pre-cut & bagged by the page with detailed photos:
Teresa Collins line filled with lots of fabric & interactive pages

Fully completed mini albums (these were the samples that was photographed)

December mini using Fancy Pants papers & diecuts

Family using Crate Paper 
(this is one of my favorites I've created... lots of Unity Stamp Co journaling spots)

 There are also several others available in the online store.  Go check it out the really are a deal and jam packed full of goodies.

I'm so looking forward to the first weekend in March (2nd & 3rd)... why... because Teresa Collins is coming to teach again at an EMI Scrapbooking sponsored event.  There will be 3 different classes taught & if you have never taken a class from Teresa I have to say they are absolutely incredible!  The kits are PACKED full of goodies valued at well over the price of the class.  Teresa is such an inspiring teacher.  She not only shares how to make the project in the kit but also lots of tips, techniques, and antidotes... she has such a fun personality & such a fun, honest & authentic person with creativity just oozing from her.  I feel like it spills off on me as I'm sitting in class lol.  If you are local to Atlanta or want to come for the weekend (we will be staying at the Holiday Inn so join us for the creative fun).  All the details are here there are a few spots left.

Last but not least I wanted to share with you a giveaway that a "Paperclipping" friend (we used to chat while watching Noell Hyman host her live online Paperclipping Live show on Tuesdays).  Lorrie Jonas is very creative & I wish I could paint like she does.....  Visit her blogs here for all the details of the giveaway.  There are some Spellbinders dies & a great art stamp so I know you will want to enter.

Well I'm off to do some creating... Hope you have a great day & do something creative.


phamil said...

Suzy!!! Good for you, and so good to see you blogging again! Sounds like you are on a positive move!!! Good luck! Hope to see you at the store soon, and I always love your minis!!!

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Anonymous said...

It is great to see you blogging again and your designs are so terrific. Wish I could be there to see Teresa Collins with you. Thanks for sharing how you are growing and changing. I'll have to pick up a copy of Lessons from the Mountain!