Monday, August 11, 2008

Eagle Crest is Beautiful

Hey everyone. I meant to post before I left, but life and laundry and packing got in the way. A good friend of mine goes to Eagle Crest every year, and this year she invited us along. Well, my husband and oldest stayed behind to work, but me and the other three kids are along for the ride. We took off yesterday morning and after about a four hour drive we arrived. It is breathtakingly beautiful. The weather is perfect, the kids are having a blast in the pools and bike riding. I am enjoying the peace and quiet and comfort of the condo. From the top balcony, we can see the snow topped mountains... it is awesome! I will post photos when I get home.

So, I've been meaning to post about a new product that I recently got. You all know how much I love my Scor-pal. And, for the record, I do not get paid or compensated when I post about products. Of course when you are on a design team, you get the stamps for free, but as far as posting about products, I only speak the truth about how much I like or dislike them.... well, there isn't much I can say that I dislike... yet. But, some products are above and beyond cool. Of course they are my opinions only. The Scor-pal is one of those tools that I honestly use EVERYDAY and has made my paper crafting life SO much easier. So, the other day, I got the Scor-mat. I was thrilled when I heard that Diana was in the mist of designing this. I often start by scoring my card and then end up leaving it out and coloring or finishing up my project right in the tray. The Scor-mat is AWESOME. It fits right inside the tray, one side is a self-healing, the other is a hard service. PERFECT for stamping on or working on your projects. SO, I have to tell you, when packing up my van for our trip, I was debating on whether to bring any stamping stuff, but I threw in my Scor-pal, Scor-mat and some Copic Markers along with some stamped images all into my Scor-Pal bag. It took up very little room, it's light weight and I can sit and color right in my lap while watching the kids in the pool. How cool is that? I'm thrilled. I love you Diana Crick!!!!

Okay.. enough gushing about my awesome Scor-mat. I'm going to be in heaven until Wednesday, then we head back to the coast. On Thursday my youngest, Averie, will turn 6 years old..... I am in denial that she will be gone to school all day in September. We are celebrating her birthday this weekend at the cabin and she can't wait. It will be a busy week indeed. So, I won't post again until Wednesday or Thursday. I got an email from a super sweet reader that said she worries about me, or that something had happened to my Grandma when I didn't post for a few days. How sweet is that? Man, I have met the nicest people of my life in this stamping hobby of mine. So, don't worry, I'll be back, I'm just taking a little break and having some fun with the kids before the school schedule is upon us. Thanks SO much for stopping by and visiting me...... and you know your comments make my days!

Thank goodness for Internet and Brad's laptop, I did place my first SU! order out of the new catalog, so I will have that to look forward to next week. Oh, I'm in trouble... I want it all. It's madness I tell yah.

Okay..... back to the pool with the kids. Have a great rest of the week!!

15 comments:

Gail S. said...

Don't have a scorpal....YET! Sounds like you really do get a lot of use out of yours. I may have to check into one. Have a great time off!

Bevie Pearl said...

I hope you have lots of fun!!

Lori Barnett said...

OH great!! Now you have done it!! I totally HTH that Scor mat! I wasn't going to get it...but now that you said how cool it is to use like for coloring on - I'm going to buy it. Glad I already have the scor-pal - I love it too! WAIT! I'm gonna need the tote bag too. YIKES!! Don't tell DH! He's gonna ground me! Maybe even put me on a budget. I better get my SU order in quick! ha ha ha Have fun girlie :) RELAX

Fiorella said...

Hi! your post is so vibrant that reading it I imagined to be there with you!! Scor-pal is a tool I have in mind to buy for ages, so after your words I'll do it soon.
have fun and...happy birthday to your daughter

Summerthyme Studio said...

Hope you are having a wonderful time!!!!

Sandy Hill said...

Hi Cami, isn't Scorpal the greatest. I love mine. You are one lucky duck to have the scor mat. I need to order that as well. Have fun on your few days away from home. Relax and enjoy!!

juanita said...

You deserve the break. Enjoy every minute! I'm convienced now I'm asking Santa for a scorepal!

Kristine said...

:) You're right--Eagle Crest IS very beautiful!! I live 40 miles from there and I've got about 6 snow-topped mountains in our view, and you come to a different lake within 15 miles in 2 directions. :) It's nice weather most of the year too. My BIL and his wife have a house at Eagle Crest that they're selling for just over $1 million--wanna buy it? Lol!! ENJOY YOUR STAY!!

Darce Roberts said...

HEY...you are in my backyard!! We live in Redmond! Hope you are enjoying our beautiful weather! :)

Amy said...

Eagle Crest as in Redmond Oregon? We are going next week and it is beautiful...that is if we are talking about the same place! I have the scorit and haven't used it yet. Don't know much about the differences between the two.

Lori Barnett said...

It's me again :) I left you an award on my blog http://loribarnett.blogspot.com/2008/08/i-love-your-blog.html

Valerie said...

LOVE my mat, too! Diana and Roy are the bestest! And what a fab place to me, enjoy your vacay!

Love ya!

Michelle Wooderson said...

Hi Camster, just haven't said hello in a while! Hope you have a great time. I sent the kiddos off to school today....it's nice to have the free time but I sure miss them too!

Lori said...

Oh - you're right Eagle Crest is gorgeous! Our family spends a week there every year too! And it's such a great time to sit back, relax, laugh a lot, find times to go for a drive, etc! By the way - I love your blog! I think I'll add you to my "favorites". Take care... Lori

Lisa Page AKA mom of Carson said...

Come back, Cami! Miss you! I have the Scor-Pal but really haven't taken full advantage of it. Your post inspires me to go play with it and discover all the neat things I can do with it! I have a feeling like I'm gonna want the Scor-Mat soon!