Friday, March 25, 2011

One Of My Favorite Things!- Friday

Happy Friday,

I am so happy that today is Friday, but I am not happy about the weather!  It is supposed to snow flurry tomorrow.  It is cold and dreary.  Oh I want the spring!

Well I am ready for my crop tonight.  I can't wait.  I am a little tired, but I think I am motivated to get some serious scrapping done tonight.  The difference tonight is that I haven't been scrapping much during the week lately because I have been exercising, playing with the kids, or playing outside (when the weather was nice).  So I have a huge motivation to get something done!  PLUS I am going to go shopping.  My store has almost everything new in it! I want sooo much.  Here is my wish list so far:

1. Crate Paper - 2 collections neighborhood and toy box
2.Bella Blvd- I want 3 of their new lines
3.  basic grey- the birthday line
4.  Echo Park- i want the new playground
5.  Jillibean Soup- they have 3 lines out and I want all 3

Wow! I think I need to get a second job to support my habit of scrapping!  hehehehehhe

I am going to start an occasional post of my favorite things.  Today I am focusing on my recent purchase that I bought just for myself.  It is the Epson All in One Printer Artisan 835.
My scrap room is in the basement and our family printer is upstairs in the office.  If I needed to print something for a layout I would have to run upstairs and print it out. It also was not a good photo printer.  I have added a little end table next to my scrap table and I have the printer right next to me.  I love it.  I also have used it to print my own pictures.  I love it.  I can now print just the pictures that I want to use on a layout.  I don't have to print off 100 pictures now.  I am in scrapbooking heaven!  For my birthday I am asking hubby for Photoshop Elements so that I will be able to really edit and enhance my photos.  I know there is a huge learning curve but I think it will be fun to learn.

I bought this printer as a gift for myself.  I very rarely treat myself to something, but I have been wanting this for about 2 years now, and I finally did it.  I am so happy with my decision.  I now couldn't live without it.

So what is everyone doing this weekend?  I really don't have much on my plate at all.  It is supposed to be cold so we will be staying in.  On Sunday Jeff and Jack are going to visit his mom, and Michael and I are staying home.  Michael will be taking a nap so I will have about an hour and half to do anything I want in the house.  It will almost be like I am all alone.  I am so excited.  I may take a nap, read, watch a movie or just scrap.  Who knows.  I am so excited.  I haven't had time to myself in awhile.   It should be  fun. 

I hope everyone has a great day and weekend and I will be back on Monday with something new. I have been having fun with making cards with Jillibean Soup products.  I am going to have a theme for next week.  I will feature a new card everyday using their products.  (Not getting anything from them--just love her products and I am lovin' them) I am just totally addicted right now to making cards.  Thanks so much for stopping by!


Debby said...

Congratulations on the new printer! I hope to see some of your projects from tonight on your blog. I need to do a little shopping myself.

Becky said...

Oh Mary Pat why do you have to talk about shopping when I just went on a self imposed spending freeze? Haha! Honestly, I think product is the only way to motivate myself! I hope you get a lot done tonight and your new printer looks awesome! Soak up every second of your alone time tomorrow afternoon and really enjoy it! :)

Kathy said...

I share you penchant for all those paper lines!!! I want a bazillion things right now...which usually happens when funds are low. Don't know why when I finally get scrappy money I can't seem to come up with a thing I want! Weird:) Happy new printer to you! I want a wireless printer-one I actually like. One that will print good photos too. I'm thinking an all in one, bu I think want the wide format Epson 1800. It's just way more money than I can afford right now. Our weekend will be pretty low-key til Sunday. We are driving in to Houston to meet up with our daughters and our son to celebrate our son's birthday (which is today-he's 27!) Happy Crop tonight!

Vanessa said...

Have fun shopping! Those are some of the lines tat I need to get...well, want to get. lol. It's always nice to get a little bit of alone time, so enjoy it.

Tracy said...

Hey Mary Pat tell us how you really feel about you new printer, teehee. Good for you for getting something for yourself. Maybe next time don't wait the 2 years ;)
Have fun at your crop tonight.
I am going to do my week on Project 365 then colour all weekend ;)

Elisa K said...

I just purchased the Epson Artisan 725 from Epson as it was only $99 and I love it. Congrats on your new printer I'm sure your gonna love it.

Catherine said...

Good for you for splurging a little on you...nice printer! Stay warm this weekend.

CropaCabana said...

Congrats on the printer!
I just moved mine from the office to my scrap room. I too, was tired of going upstairs every time I need to print. I'll see how long it is till anyone notices I've moved it. :)

Sue, a.k.a. midwestgirl said...

Cute printer! Hope you love it. A shopping spree sounds like lots of fun. I had mine last weekend!

Sharla said...

Hi Mary Pat, hope you had fun at your crop and had a good weekend! Thanks for posting your printer,I really think I need one too! ;) Sometimes I just want to print one or two pictures for a layout,it would be nice to be able to do it right then and there. Thank you for visiting my blog and for your sweet comments!

Pam said...

I just looked at that printer the other day when I picked up a few things in Staples. My mom needs a printer. I wish we did, because I would LOVE to get this one. Have fun with your new toy! :-)

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