23 May 2009

Matthew Thibedeau

Matt Thibedeau was a dear friend of mine. He was kind, caring, funny, enjoyable and incredibly talented.

Matt had Cystic Fibrosis and last week the disease finally over powered him. Matt passed away on Wednesday morning. He lived beyond his life expectancy but that still doesn't make it easy for his friends and family here.

Matt T. and my Matt grew up together. Matt has always said Thibedeau was one of his best friends. You could tell when they were together the friendship they had was strong - no matter if they hadn't seen each other in years or weeks or days.

He will always live in our hearts and memories. He will be greatly missed. He definitely was a person that touched everyone's lives he crossed. I feel very fortunate to have known such a sensational person.

The picture above is Matt with Doobie. They were attached at the "hip" to one another. She was definitely very protective of him and he just thought the world of her. This was their Christmas picture 2008.

15 May 2009

MemoryWorks Retreat - SNEAK PEEKS

I am sure that most who read my blog has heard me talk about the MemoryWorks retreat at one time or another.

Well, last year they held their first EVER retreat and it was a huge hit. It was one of the most amazing scrapbooking experiences I've EVER had - ok it WAS the MOST AMAZING!!! This year they are doing it ALL over again, and it looks even bigger and better.

I came home with so much stuff last year!! I pretty much had 2 suitcases packed with scrapbooking supplies! A-MAZING. I was worried that I would have to pay extra because it would be over 50 lb. But I weighed in at 49.something lbs. HAHA.

This retreat is open to anyone and everyone. Whether you are a consultant or not for MemoryWorks. Also, there is no pressure to sign-up as a consultant. This is a retreat for hobbyists and you will learn lots of techniques, create wonderful projects and meet amazing people.

The cost of this retreat is A LOT lower then other similar Major scrapbooking retreats. Plus, you get current papers that are on the market now!

Here are some sneak peeks MemoryWorks has shared of what is to come at the retreat!

Pink Paislee is one of my FAVORITE brands. I discovered them when they launched their line and website last year. They are one of the manufacturers being represented at the retreat. Here is there sneak peek:

Today, MemoryWorks released the Rusty Pickle Sneak Peek. Check this out! Love the bright colors!

Also, if you see at the bottom of the sneak peek you can get $20 off the Retreat price if you sign up by May 26, 2009. So take advantage of that!

Check out the MemoryWorks Retreat website for more information and details on the retreat!

Hope to see you there.