Friday, August 31, 2007


SU! has another great promotion in September! Check it out HERE. With a $30 purchase you can get select sets from the amazing Holiday Collection AND Fall-Winter 2007 Catalog for 30% off. What a great way to get your holiday stamping off to a fantastic start!

While promotions are all fine and dandy, it's way more fun to look at pictures of my new niece. :)

Meet Alyssa Joyce. She was born Monday, August 27th - the first day of school for us. And, yes, she's a natural redhead.

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Oh where oh where can she be?

Heather (of the darling blog {Witty Title Here}) emailed me today just to see if I had decided to join an elite monastery of stamping nuns, but alas, I'm just BUSY! Life sometimes just comes at you faster than you realize!! And I *meant* to update, but I felt silly posting without posting SOMETHING stamped!! Sad, huh?

So, here is a stampless, scrapless, promotionless update - just me saying HI, I'm Overwhelmed!

School starts Monday and since our building is new and wasn't finished until the very. Last. Possible. Minute. I didn't get to move in until last week. Yes, just 6 days before school actually starts. And, of course, a good portion of those days were spent in oh-so-exciting inservices. For those who don't know, my job other than Stampin' Up! Demo Extraordinaire is Special Education Teacher - Severe Autism K-2. My building admin folks didn't order me any furniture. Oh, HI, I have no chairs in which to place my students' hinies. Until 3:45 yesterday. So, that's my work drama.

Then, my sister - oh, my darling precious sister. You remember her from the post with her cute belly pic and shower invites. She has been to the hospital THREE times since her shower, which was on the 11th. And since I'm her labor coach I've been there as well. She is (***graphic info warning!***) 5cm dilated, 80% effaced, at ZERO station, lost all of her plug (EWWW!) and having killer contractions. But, her contractions are not "organized." Like, hello, we are the Killer Contractions Union #675. Since they aren't organized her ObGYN won't help her along with pitocin, even though she's due September 1st. She is not in the best of moods. Bless her.

And also my house - which we are painting from top to bottom in preparation for sale. The filling of picture holes, the painting, the cleaning, the rewiring of new lighting - it is not fun. I want those HGTV people to come live with me and be my new BFF and finish this massive project because I have NO strength or will to go on.

And I have my adorable scrap and stamp clubs still meeting - and I am so glad because it's like a sweet little piece of happiness getting to hang out with other women and just BE. Ahh! Today I met with a group of scrappers so I could introduce them to stamping, and OH, they were just so cute! Isn't it lovely to meet kindred spirits? And tonight I met with my scrap n' stamp club and it was just so nice to sit and chat with friends, meet someone new, and get some projects done.
YES - I actually got somethings nearly done. I have to finish them up here at home tonight and tomorrow. So, that means I'll have something to share with you SOON! Yeah!

For those who have missed me, thanks! For those who have forgotten me - come baaaack! :)
Be thinking of me this week and, as always, Happy Crafting!!

Friday, August 10, 2007

FREE Ink Pads!

Check out the new promotion Stampin' Up! is offering to people who join the SU! family between August 10th and September 30th!!!

Free Ink Pads with Starter Kit Purchase

What a great time to join SU! - not only do you get all the fantastic rewards of being an SU! demo (earning free stamps, doing what you love, earning free stamps, meeting new people, earning free stamps...) but you get a bonus of an ENTIRE color family of free ink pads! That just rocks!

If you would like more information, just email me. I'm always looking for creative people to join my awesome downline! :)

Thursday, August 9, 2007

Another waterfall card

I had been meaning to post this, but it just kind of got lost in the summer shuffle. We celebrated by daughter's 3rd birthday in June and we had the party at Build-a-bear. Here is what the invitations looked like:

And here are what the little layers look like as they flip open:

Of course, I had already made 30 of these before we found out that Chloe was red/green color blind and that she really doesn't like the way pink looks, but there was no way I was making all new ones!

You can see there there are a lot of elements to this card! All is SU! except for the little heard-shaped brads, which are Making Memories. I borrowed this Favorite Teddy Bear set from a friend and then bought it just days before it retired because it is just TOO darn cute! :)

Friday, August 3, 2007

August News

I really can't believe that school starts in just a couple of weeks!! I have an insane amount of things to get done before I go back to work, and I just don't think it's going to happen. At least I had fun this summer! :)

There is a LOT going on this month on the stampin' front. I have a Stamp Camp this weekend (tomorrow!), club meetings, a Back-to-School Bash, a Scrap-a-thon, and my regular clubs. Whew!

The August edition of Moonlight Stamper is up, so go check it out! There is a list of my specials and clubs as well as all kinds of other valuable info inside it. Speaking of specials, SU! is offering a sweet little deal this month. When you purchase a Three For You Punch Box (SOOO cute - it includes a 9-piece die cut stamp set, a trio flower punch, and 3 stampin' spot (with 2 of the new In Colors!) all in the great collector's tin) you get a set of 30 textured love notes for FREE! Check it out HERE.

I've been playing with the love notes and they are just too cute! It's a lot of fun to embellish these tiny little cards. The colors are gorgeous, and I am SO excited about the textured card stock. Isn't it strange how one little detail can add so much to the overall feel of your project?

Since SU! is having a Punch a Bunch special, I'm offering my own customers a special on SU! punches - 10% off (excluding the Three For You punch box in the above special). Call or email for more info!

I've got to run because the Laundry is joining forces with the Dust Bunnies and I know they are planning their attack, and I'm pretty much defenseless. Oh, Fly Lady, why don't you make house calls??? I'll leave you with a card, though.

(This is one of the cards we'll be making at my Stamp Camp this weekend! It's all SU! Wild Wasabi, Basic Black, and Sahara Sand card stock; WW, Purely Pomegranate, and Basic Black Ink; the fab new double stiched ribbon; oval punches; Baroque Motifs - it's so much fun! Wish you could come!!!)

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