It started when I was a kid. When I was younger, it was usually a stuffed animal or doll (stuffed animals were my favorite), small paper pads (usually Hello Kitty style) and crayons or pencils. As I got older it was a book, notebook and pens. The last 20 years it's progressed to a journal and all the crap, I mean stuff, that comes with an art journal: pens, glue, paper ephemera, etc... stickers. I'm never without something that puts a smile on my face and a jump in my heart.
Funny as I repack my journal bag for this weekend and glance over at my house keys with a small stuffed animal seal hanging from it how little things can change with some people.
I'm leaving in the morning for Frenzy Stamper in Scottsdale. There is still room in all of the classes. Give Debbie a holler if you're interested. I'll be checking in here and blogging daily!
One last quick bit of housekeeping, huge, heartfelt thanks to all of you who leave comments. I try to respond individually if your email is there. I just want you to know that when you stop and take the time to comment here, they really are appreciated. Thank you.