"There is one quality that one must possess to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants, and a burning desire to possess it."
-Napoleon Hill

Thursday, August 1, 2013

More Firsts

All the Crafty People be quiet...Whoooaaa !!!

Hey Everybody. Just wanted to take this time to share some first experiences I've had this year. In April, I attended my first official CROP. I met up with some other ladies from the online crafting community I'm a member of, Scraps of Color (S.O.C.). We met at a local scrapbook store and had lots of fun scrapping, chatting, & sharing ideas/tips/techniques. Below are some pics of the crop and the store:

The store where the crop was held is Gypsy Corner.  It's now located at 125 Broadway, Kissimmee, FL 34741.  The owner Trinette is the sweetest person you'd ever meet.  Their description says:  "We are a specialized scrapbook boutique with large areas for scrap booking and crafting."  During my visit I used a Cricut for the first time also.  It was a very fun experience and I can't wait to do it again.

Another first I had this year was attending the Scrapbook Expo in Orlando in May.  If any of you have ever been, I'm sure you can agree that it was like going to "scrapbook heaven"!  There was so much to see and do and purchase.  I took Trinette's advice and packed a lunch.  I was there for a number of hours and got some awesome deals.  Here are some pics from the day:

This is a pic of Kate & Trinette at their Gypsy Corner at the Expo.
Two of the coolest ladies alive!

And, at the Expo, I received my order for my Silhouette Cameo!  Yay!!  Very exciting!!!  Of course, I couldn't wait to get it home and try it out. I haven't used it a whole lot and I'm still getting used to it. But I love the fact that you can get just the design you need without having to buy a bundle and they are very inexpensive.  My first cuts were the @ symbol and the words in the page below:

My last and final first for this post has to do with my crafty space.  Not the blog but the place where I actually let my creativity run wild.  Up until about June, my craft area was the walk space between my front door to the living room and dining room.  If you've never seen it, here's a pic:

So now, I'm in a new place (to be closer to My Love) and my wonderful man has allowed me to turn his spare bedroom into a CRAFT ROOM!!!  How exciting is that, huh?!?!  So here's what my new room looks like, where I will now make all the magic happen:

Well, that's it for today folks!  Feel free to comment on anything I've posted, because I'd LOVE to hear from you and know what you think. I'd also like to hear about any of your experiences.  Thanks for visiting!

Take Care!!!


  1. Glad to be part of your 1st. Maybe you can come back to the Gypsy Corner when I come back to Fl. Your space looks very nice.

  2. Great firsts!! Love the store where you all cropped...It looks like soooo much fun. Glad you enjoyed the expo...it is always a ton of fun and soo many great deals. Your space looks great!! Enjoy and TFS