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Doors close and doors open..

its funny how that works.

One door closes and the other one opens wide up!!!  To take that step into the new door is a little scary but I’m a total risk taker!!!  BRING it baby!!  I’m walking head on into that door!

But life is full of good things and i’m so truly blessed.

There is so much goodness to come and i cannot wait to share it with you. Its incredible.

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Polkadots and More ~ Mukwonago, WI

i had THE worst time pronouncing the name of this town. lol

Polkadots and More is really cute! The classroom was nice and big and the customers were tons of fun.

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Creative Cuts and Crafts ~ Elmhurst IL

I had Friday off for a top secret mission. The outcome was good and i’m super excited!

Then off we went to Elmhurst IL to Creative Cuts and Crafts for a full day of teaching on Saturday. Classes started bright and early and 8am.  WHEW!  3 classes back to back.

Claudia (the owner) is crazy (in a good way) and has 11 guest instructors coming in.  CHA is nuts enough but adding on all those classes makes it even more insane. My hats off to Claudia.

Classes were fun.  Loved the gals that i met and i will be seeing them again soon. i’m thinking October 🙂

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Memory Bank ~ Baraboo, WI

This little town was so stinkin cute!!! It had a little square right smack dab in the middle of town. All the quaint little stores surrounded this square.  A band was setting up and coming to play and everyone comes and brings food and drinks and listens to music together. Thats the stuff i LOVE about these small towns i’m coming across in my travels.  I wish we had that.

The store was full of great stuff and Pam was a great host.  She has to take some time off due to some medical reasons and i hope that someone or many someone’s will step up and help take care of the store while she is on leave so that she doesn’t have to close her doors.

These girls were great and the classes fun!!!  Hopefully they will still be there when i come through again. 🙂

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Cruise and Crop Guest Blogger today too!!!

sorry to interrupt your regularly scheduled programming…


I not only blogged for myself. I also blogged for Cruise and Crop!!!   I KNOW!!!!  wow.  I think my friend Michelle is rubbing off on me and I’m getting a little more organized AND focused. Can you say squirrel?! lol

So while you are checking out my stores and my travel stuff head on over to Cruise and Crop and check out my blog post. I had fun doing it.

While you are there be sure to check out the cruise we have coming up in April with Jen and I. THAT will be a blast. It’s both of our birthdays!

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Paper Chalet ~ Monroe, WI

On Tuesday it was off to Paper Chalet for some inky fun!!!

When i pulled up to this store i thought it was fabulous to see a little free standing store. We don’t see many of those anymore at home.

The store was great, the customers were great and we all had a fabulouso day!!!

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Scrapbooking Studio Part 2 – Bloomington IL

whew! I finally get to sit down and blog about my fun stores!!!

i was in Bloomington IL on Monday July 9.  This store is the sister store to Scrapbooking Studio in Moline.

This store was a ton of fun. They even showed up in dress code! Jennifer was the only brave soul. We’re bonded for life now 🙂

Can’t wait to go back to both Scrapbooking Studio‘s.
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Scrapbooking Studio ~ Moline, IL

I taught classes at Scrapbooking Studio in Moline, IL on Sunday.  What a GREAT store!!  So much fun stuff. It was hard for me to get out of there. lol
What was even better about the store was the FABULOUS staff and the FANTASTIC customers.  I had so much fun.

Thank you to everyone who took the classes and for making our day so WONDERFUL!

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A Day with Daisy Lane…

We spent all Day Saturday with Karen and her crew over at Daisy Lane in Mattoon, Il(Matt-Toon). Let me tell you it was an unexpected surprise. We knew it would be big but big does not quite describe this store. Daisy Lane is a beautiful country store filled with aisle after aisle of scrapbooking and craft goodies. along with a whole craft area of booths packed with beautiful handcrafted items.  As I travel around the country I am so lucky to be able to meet so many new people and see such unique stores in each town. Thanks Again to Daisy Lane for having me at the store for a day of inky fun!

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And Away I go….

Hard to believe I leave in just a few days I leave to start my July teaching tour in Illinois and Wisconsin.  If you are looking for an inky good time and I am in your area just click the calendar tab and you can see all the store and class info.
July 7 – Daisy Lane – Mattoon, Il
July 8 – The Scrapbooking Studio – Moline, Il
July 9 – The Scrapbooking Studio – Bloomington, Il
July 10 – The Paper Chalet – Monroe, Wi
July 12 – The Memory Bank – Baraboo, Wi
July 14 – Creative Cuts and Crafts – Elmhurst, Il
July 15 – Polkadots and More. Mukwonago, Wi
I am looking forward to meeting everyone..

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