Dec 21, 2010

Snow Day!

As much as I hate snow, I'm a little thankful for it today.

I actually started a new job this week, which is great and I think I'm really going to like it. My first day I got three dozen cookies as part of cookie swap that I wasn't even part of and my second day... I got the day off! (Those are not the reasons why I think I will enjoy it, though! lol)

I have to say that as excited as I am to be learning new things and enjoying my new role... I'm a little bit more excited to have an unexpected day off to get a few things accomplished.

One of my "things to do" today will include some simple play time. I got some new products from the upcoming Occasions mini catalog and I really haven't had much time to play with it. I also hope to do some planning for some upcoming classes at the same time -- wouldn't that be a shocker for me to create projects BEFORE the day before the class? lol.

I also have "nap" on the to-do list -- that has to be one of my favorite things to do. I love taking a nap in the middle of the afternoon... there's something rebellious about it! I know, I'm a little strange... but what can I say? Nothing, really.

I do have a little sneak peek to show you today, too. This card was actually a make and take we made at my last meeting of local Stampin' Up demonstrators. This card uses a new stamp set called "Nature Walk" and new paper called "Springtime Vintage." For those of you in the Northeast, I thought you might enjoy a bit of Springtime ;)

Well, that's it for me... I'm off to stamp and nap the day away!

Dec 5, 2010

New toys...

Howdy, friends! Happy Sunday to you... although it is almost over now.
I had a super long "to do" list today, but I'm trying to be better about the old blog-o (I know I've said that before... but I'm trying!)
Today I was actually working on some Christmas gifts... including a My Digital Studio digital scrapbook for my brother's race at Seekonk Speedway earlier this year... among other things.
The card I'm featuring today is actually one from the three-part Holiday Card Classes I held for the past three months. I like how this one has a monotone feel except for the one pop of red. I used Contempo Christmas stamp set, Sanded background stamp, Woodland Walk DSP, the ornament punch and Wild Wasabi as the green.
Now on to the title of this post... Guess what I got on Friday? I got a nice big box of brand new products from the upcoming Ocassion Mini Catalog! I got a ton of fun products to play with to prepare for some classes and events in January. You'll definitely want to keep an eye on the blog for the next few weeks as I share a few sneak peeks of the new products.
After all my digital scrapbooking today, I'm really in the mood to make a traditional scrapbook page -- something I haven't done for at least three months! I'll be sure to share it with my friends here first ;)
Hope you've enjoyed a nice weekend with your family....

Dec 4, 2010

The holiday favorite

Well hello there long lost blog friends! I hope you had a fantastic Thanksgiving with your loved ones.
I think things are finally starting to calm down a bit for me these days. Not that that is necessarily good news... but I do have to say it's nice to be able to take a breather!
Of course, this is only for a short time before I kick into high gear for the start of '11! In fact, as we speak I have a box of brand new Stampin' Up product on my stamp room couch. It's begging me to open it and play, but I told myself I could not open the box of new goodies from the upcoming Occasions Mini Catalog until I cleaned up my room! (I think I'm channeling my mother :)
The card above is a Christmas card I designed for a workshop this season and I have declared it my favorite card of the year. It was supposed to be a nice simple, no coloring card, but really turned into a card that wasn't quite as simple as I had intended. I absolutely love it though. The colors are not your normal Christmas combination, but it just works (at least for me!)
I have to say that I'm very excited to be able to put the Christmas stamps away soon (just have to finish making close to 200 Christmas Cards .... Yikes!) and start working with cardstock that is a color other than red or green!
It's a little sad, though, as I have been working on holiday cards since August, I'm sort of "over" the holiday and not really in the mood to actually celebrate it now that it is here! Hopefully when we venture out for the tree (hopefully not the day before Christmas like last year) I'll feel a little bit more of the holiday spirit.
Well, it is already 1 a.m. and I'm still fiddling around (actually I was working on a Christmas gift for my brother... so it's O.K!) so it's off to bed I think... perhaps a little reading before I actually close my eyes. I started reading the Harry Potter series again so I'd be ready for Part 1 of the final movie... but since I'm only one third of the way through the first book, I'm thinking I may want to see the movie and then continue on with my reading! I guess I can re-read them all so that I'm ready and waiting for the final installment of the series when it comes out next year....

Happy Weekend!
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