Estella Banks
Chief Creative Officer & Founder
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator
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Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Celebrate the "Everyday"

October is here, what a wonderful time of year!

School is in full swing, but soon sleigh bells we'll hear.

Sleigh bells? What happened to Columbus Day, Veteran's Day and Thanksgiving? Are we in a time warp? Not! But, it doesn't hurt to plan ahead!

While I'm contemplating the schedule of classes for the rest of this year and the coming year, I find that I must first be aware of my busy-ness, then, slow down and look for ways to be present in the here and now...celebrating the everyday things with the special people in my life. It's easy to forget or dismiss documenting those very ordinary, yet special moments that make up the fabric of our lives... Wait a minute...”the fabric of our lives…” Man, who is the copy writer here? Sounds like a Hallmark and Cotton commercial rolled into one! Tee Hee...:-)

Seriously, though, documenting (a.k.a. scrapbooking) your everyday "celebrations" is just as important as documenting the momentous occasions. In fact, your children's children will be more interested in your daily life than they will be in knowing about only the special occasions. Thankfully, scrapbooking can take on many forms, from the simple journal with few embellishments/mementos and no, or almost no, photos to the more elaborate, embellished photo-filled page. Your life is worth living, so it's worth documenting, too! Even the "everyday" things

Let me help you find your scrapbooking style as I introduce [strong]Scrampin’ 101 and Progressive Pages [/strong] at the upcoming class on [strong]Saturday, October 18, 2008.[/strong] Please stop by the events page on my website for details on this and all upcoming events.

Save the dates for these Upcoming Events:

October 18 – Scrampin’ 101/Progressive Pages

November 8 – Christmas Card “Marathon!” Crank ‘em out early, enjoy your Turkey (day)!

December 6 – Santa’s Workshop, featuring Tile Coasters, a Stationery box, book marks and a fragrant relaxation potion bottled and bejeweled for gift-giving…just can’t give away all the secrets now,

January 3 – Customer Appreciation & Fall Winter Favorites Retirement Party

I do hope you’ll join me at an upcoming event soon and please remember you can schedule your own private “Friends' Night In” event exclusively for you and your friends. Call me TODAY to put your event on my calendar!

Something to think about...