Paper Craftin with Erica

Acting, Blog Makeover and More

Guess what?!  I’m going to be in my first play ever!  I auditioned last night (and the night before) and I got the part… not the part I wanted, but a BIGGER part.  It’s my first time on the stage and I thought I’d be better at a smaller part.  Apparently, the director really wanted me to play Myrah… which is a HUGE part… I’m a little nervous about memorizing the lines.  The play is called “In the Rest Room at Rosenblooms.”  The entire play takes place in the lounge of a rest room at a department store.  There are four characters… women in their 60’s and 70’s.  My character is a bit loud, brazen and boisterous (I can totally play her well).

I’m really excited, but I’m going to be really busy for the next seven weeks!  That means… less time for scrapping and blogging.  It didn’t come at the greatest time either.  I have 3 weeks left of school and it’s really difficult.  I’m also the PTO President at Ceydei’s school and I’ve got the spring Carnival to run.  Plus, I have to do the dance studio’s performance program in a little over a month.  AND it’s “auditing” time for work so I have to keep up with the bookkeeping and taxes for the next 3 months.  Not to mention… Ceydei’s and the clients’ schedules!  Aaahh!  Brenda is going to have to sacrifice a lot of time for me to do this.  Wish me luck!  I wish you all could be there!

As some of you know, I’ve recently moved my scrap room to a different part of the house.  I used to use a bedroom in the upstairs of my house; however, when we took in two disabled clients, I needed that “extra” bedroom.  So, we moved my crafting area to the finished basement.  We have a huge basement with a bedroom and full bathroom.  Half of it is my area, a part is the “living room” area and the other space is for Merceydeis’ toys and junk.  I like this set up SO much better because I now have the room to have more guests come over to scrap and even for me to hold classes/workshops!  I have posted pictures.  Click here to check it out!

So…. have you noticed my blog makeover?  Cyrstal from NewShop created it for me.  She was SO flexible and did everything I wanted (and perfectly).  I’m so excited!  She also created an Etsy shop banner for me (my new Etsy shop opening will be placed on hold until after my play) and a sidebar blinky.  It’s on the right sidebar of my blog.  Feel free to grab it and place it on your blog!!  Show me some love!  Leave a comment and let me know what you guys think about my blog makeover.

I hope you’re all doing well.  Take care.  XOXOXO

3 comments… add one
  • Marit March 18, 2010, 4:31 am

    Congrats on the part in the play! WOW! And your Month sounds waaaaayyyy busy! (And then I’m complaining????!! I will think of you when I feel the urg next time)
    I love your overall blogview but to me, the text is way to small (but that might be me getting old *teehee*!!!)
    Have a great week Erica! You go girl!!!

  • Linda L March 22, 2010, 8:26 pm

    Hi Erica, Congrats on the play and the DT and School, Wow!!! I am a new DT with you. This is my first. It sounds like you are very busy. How do you find time? I was wondering how you put the ladies names under the DT tag? I haven’t tried yet and I would like to do that. Your blog looks great. Do I add each one like I added the tag? I love the Angel company. I go to classes in New Lisbon WI. Very close to you. Do you know Sara W?

  • Danielle Hayes March 23, 2010, 7:08 pm

    I heard about this craziness!! You’ve got to slow it down!! But, I’m sure you are brilliant in your show!!! And your daughter will be wonderful too!!

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