Thursday, January 25

two faB stores!!! one great thuRsdaY

two great stores, make for one great thursday. what better way to start the weekend than working/creating at *tHe Art BaR*, and then meeting a friend at {{the sCrapBook OaSis}}?

both of these places are sure to only get better within the next few weeks as this weekend is CHA, right here in anahiem. i live so close but can't get in.... maybe next year i should check out volunteer services. hmm, now theres an idea. i think in reality i am better off not going. plus is means i get to search out great new things as they come into these two very different, but equally creative hot spots. two must do's if you ever get to sunny southern california, the art bar in santa ana, and the scrapbook oasis in irvine!

i love this months kit at the art bar. i had planned on going in and working on a gift for my husband's birthday. instead i picked up thier monthly kit and fell head first into it. so fun and easy to make! $17, one great journal kit, plus two free hours of studio time and a bag full of goodies. i am headed back there tomorrow for the afternoon, and so happily looking forward to it.

the art bar also has some great wallpaper in. after everything {{thIs oNe}} posts featuring wallpaper, you know i had to have some. at a buck fifty, how could i leave it there?!

as much as i hated leaving the art bar, the sCraPbooK OasIs was just as much fun. they are having kristina contes there teaching tonight. while kelly and i were scrapping, kristina and some friends came in early to set up. although i didn't stay for the class it was nice to hear about some fun things coming up. we also got some eXcluSive hambly stuff one of the girls brought in. such good stuff!!! and apperently none of it is going to be produced. gotta love this store!! they always have some great thing going on. and because they get such fun, in~the~know girls, you often get stuff first, if not exclusivey!! i'm not posting any photo's because i'm a bit iffy on how that would be viewed. sorry! but trust me, some good things are floatin about and sure to be in thier new line. especially if this stuff didn't make it to production!

kelly and i split this months jenni bowlin kit. i made a little photo book with my stuff (pictured above). it's not finished yet, but hopefully tomorrow i can tidy it up, and finish it off at the art bar.

saturday night jenni bowlin is teaching at the ScraPbook OaSis, and i did sign up for that class. i Can'T waiT!! then i'll be back Tuesday evening for a TereSa CoLlins class. i am so glad i live in such a hub of scrapbooking happenings. there is sure to be lots of talk about all the new stuff from CHA to look forward to. maybe we will even get a surprise or two, ya never know (wink)!

i hope all of you are having fun, and taking advantage of all the fun stuff
happening in your neighborhood. don't forget to support your local shoppes, and ask them to bring some good stuff your way!

make something pretty!!
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