Monday, August 25, 2008

In a Slump...

It's been a while since I have actually feel like making anything creative. I don't know what it could be. I still have my challenges with SAM but even the last few creations have been pretty lame.
I took a few days off from work and my son and I went up to Northern CA to visit my sister and parents. Every time I make a trip up north, the area seems so foreign to me even though it's where I grew up and went to school and everything. Eventually I hope to move back up there and live near my family, but I think a part of me is a SO CAL girl. I can't imagine not living at least an hour from the beaches, desert, mountains and Disneyland.

I have been wanting to visit The Paper Garden in Sacramento. My sister was kind enough to take me even though she doesn't have any interest in any stamping and scrapping stuff. The Paper Garden is the cutest store. It is jammed packed with stamps, mostly A Muse News stamps and products, but she did have lots of other cute stamps and stuff like Copics and Asian themed items. They were so nice and said I could take pics of their card samples but the battery in my camera was dying so I was only able to get a few.

Stamps Galore!
I need to make another trip up north just to go and visit this store. If you happen to be in Sacramento you should stop by and visit The Paper Garden. It's off of Fulton and Marconi next to Noah's Bagels.

The Paper Garden

I also had to go and visit the scrapbook store near my sister's house. I loved shopping there because they had lots of different patterned papers that my local scrapbook store didn't carry. So I walk up to the door and there is a sign that reads, "40% OFF EVERYTHING". I thought, it's my lucky day. They are having big sale. Big sale, yes. Lucky day, no. It was a going out of business sale. They are closing shop. And of course the sale started a week ago and I got there too late. There really wasn't much left in the store except there was a ton of patterned paper. I need more patterned paper like I need another hole in the head, but I thought eh..what's another hole in my head so I grabbed a bunch of Sassafrass Lass paper and some other cute stuff.

I have the day off so I think I'm going to sit in my room and see if any creative juices start to flow. Hopefully they won't leak out of that hole in my head.... :o)

1 comment:

Wendy said...

Hey Naomi, welcome back! I'm sure you'll get some ideas flowing today. The newest color challenge from Kristina Werner looks like fun! Enjoy your day off :)