Friday, August 27, 2010

Hello Weekend

The weekend is finally here.  I'm very excited for this particular weekend to come.  This is because my husband and I are FINALLY getting to go out on a date.  We moved to Tucson about 3 months ago and didn't know anyone who we were comfortable leaving our daughter with.  Recently, some friends of ours from Texas moved here as well.  They offered to take our angel for a night so we could go out.  Yay!  We're going to see Eat, Pray, Love (despite ho-hum reviews, I think I'll enjoy it) and then we're going to go eat some sushi at a place we've heard a lot about.  We really need this and I'm so excited, I even have butterflies!

Another exciting thing about this weekend actually happens tonight.  Studio Calico reveal night.  Now, I'm not a subscriber to Studio Calico, but I want to purchase the September kit.  For those of you not familiar, Studio Calico puts together monthly kits of scrapbooking products (some from their line and some from other lines, such as Jenni Bowlin and Tim Holtz, just to name a few).  It's all coordinating so very little to think about as far as putting products together on a page.  Every month subscribers receive the main kit and can purchase add-on kits if they wish.  I've been on Studio Calico as part of my Sketchbook class but didn't plan on subscribing at all.  Well, I'm starting to change my mind.  I haven't taken the plunge yet, but I am going to order the September kit to test it out and see if it's worth it (there is a SC ruler stamp that I'm practically drooling over).  Here's the thing...this site is competitive!  They only have a certain number of kits and add-on kits, so you have to be quick to get what you want.  Oh my gosh, it's cut-throat!  I feel like we're at a sample sale at Barney's or something!  I gotta get my inner Carrie Bradshaw ready.  I feel confident that I'll get the kit and I'm going to skip the add-ons right now (that's what usually goes quickly) since I'm just testing it out.  The kits go on sale at midnight (EST), so 9:00pm my time and I'll be on the site and ready to go.  I'm getting excited and all the lades at SC are so inspiring and friendly.  How often do you get to have a real conversation with the head of a scrapbooking company?  I've talked to April Foster a few times and she's amazing. 

Here are my weekend goals:
1. Do my final page for my Sketchbook class.
2. After that...clean up and organize my scrap desk.
3. Get ready for the mini book class starting Monday (more on that tomorrow).
4. Clean out my car - needs it desperately!
5. Tonight is pedicure night for me and my daughter.  Matching polish and all!
6. Finish my book, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.  Can't put it down right now!  So good!
7. Watch my next West Wing DVD.  I'm halfway through the last season.

I'll be back tomorrow with an update on how SC Reveal Night goes and details on the mini book class I'm taking.  Have a great Friday night everyone!


  1. i am an sc kit subscriber and just place my pre-sale order this morning. just some suggestions:

    consider the halloween add-on, its so cute and with trick-or-treat comeing up, i have plans for a layout and some home decor.

    also i always add the more patterend paper and cardstock, that way i can stretch my main kit pretty far......i use my slice for letters so the extras really helps.

    i got a little craft happy this morning with my ordered and purchased two add-ons, more patterened paper, cardstock, add-on patterened paper and the crop bags(i love these, they are great for keeping your kits together or making your own)

    just my thoughts, good luck with the order.

  2. Hi Sarah, so glad you got someone to take care of your baby girl so you can go out with your hubby on a date night...Im sure you both will have a great time. I havn´t seen the movie yet, but I cant wait for it to arrive back here, soo anxious to see it ;)

    I have been a SC subscriber for over a year, and I only regret I didn´t do it before...LOL. Hopefully you will get your hand on the main kit this month (that ruler looks amazing right?) I went a little crazy this morning and got three add ons, more patterned paper, some punches and other goodies...But really, I get all my scrapping supplies from Studio Calico, Im sure you will love it!

    Have a great night, and let us know what you think about the movie ;)

  3. Hi ladies! I'm trying to hold strong against the add-ons, but that Harvest Moon just might win me over. We'll have to see. I got on this morning and ordered some patterned paper (which is sold out now!) and a stamp set and the hot-air balloon rub-ons as well. I was told to get any extras that you want early because the shop stuff goes fast as well, especially if they're on sale. I'm excited to get my first kit! Maybe I'll chat with you guys tonight for the reveal. My user id is SwannPrincess. Thanks ladies!

  4. You will love your SC kit, so make room in your budget to sign up for a sub. I always know that I will be a happy camper on the 27th of the month and again several days later when that box of goodness comes on that brown truck.

    Hope you had a wonderful date night.