I am back from my vacation! I think this is the longest amount of time I have been gone from my house in a long time. We started out last Friday and headed to my parent's house. Saturday morning, we got up early and went to eat breakfast with my Dad while mom slept in. Then we headed to South Carolina with an extra passenger than was originally planned. My eleven year old niece wanted to come with us. After we found the place where my class was going to be and went back to the hotel, Zoie was begging to stamp and color with me so I stamped her several images. She decided very quickly that she really liked my markers! By the end of the week, she was coloring and said "Now, I know what I am going to ask for for Christmas!". I just apologized to my brother for introducing her to Copics.
The next morning we headed to stamp store. Wow, what a day! I learned a lot in the class, some completely new things and several things that just added to some techniques that I already knew. Overall, it was definitely worth the driving time and cost. There was a lot of information presented in a short amount of time! I also saw two women that I had met at the Art Stamp Scrap Tour last year in Chattanooga, since I was so far away from home this time, I didn't think I would know anyone. so it was interesting to see people that I had met before. The store was awesome! They stocked the entire line of Sketch markers in addition to tons of other cool stuff.
I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. We did. We alternate holidays with my family and my in-laws and if we are visiting my family we have dinners at my grandparents' house. They still do a lot of the cooking and then everyone else just brings sides and desserts. My contribution this year was just cranberry sauce, it was very good though and my hubby and Dad loved it!
Anyone do any Black Friday shopping? I went out with my mom, but not early, we went around lunch time. I didn't buy anything, but she lucked up on a couple of deals. Have a great rest of the weekend. I have missed my crafting space and plan on spending the majority of the day in there!