Lots to share….

Hmmm… so many things I want to say… not sure where to start! Let’s start with the great promotion Stampin’ Up is running in June! Hostesses get the opportunity to earn EXTRA FREE stuff! With an in-home or catalog workshop, hostesses with workshop sales between $250 and $399 get an extra $20 in hostess benefits for a total of $45 in free merchandise– Yipee! With a workshop $400 or over you get an extra $40 in hostess benefits for a total of $85 or more ($85 is for a $400 workshop)… how cool is that? This is in addition to the free exclusive stamp sets you earn as a hostess… Don’t delay in setting your workshop date with me… I anticipate my calendar will fill up fast! On to other news… I’ve been in a little bit of a funk lately… disappointed with my current job (not Stampin’ Up — just wish hubby would let me do that full-time!), not sure what I want to be when I grow up (shouldn’t I know that by now?). I’ve been thinking about doing all sorts of things lately… I think that may be my problem… I like too many things! On the

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I’m still in!

So last week I mentioned I was participating in the Last Scrapper Standing contest at the Memorable Seasons blog and thankfully I survived last week! Today begins another round of voting through tomorrow at 3 p.m. (CST). Our challenge was to use three photos and mat them on black paper. Those were the only rules… this is what I came up with…. That’s me and Nana at my wedding two years ago… I LOVE these photos… especially the one on the right… I love how we are so engaged in talking. It’s like she was giving me some words of wisdom on marriage, which perhaps she was, but I, unfortunately, don’t remember what we were talking about! Just another reason why I should start journaling every day… to remember these little tid-bits. On this layout I actually used all Stampin’ Up products… mainly the Sweet Nothings Simply Scrappin’ kit and those fabulous crochet flowers — both of which I’ve been hoarding, but not using!!! (Why do we do that?) Anyway, there are currently 12 participants left and they will eliminate two this week — bringing the total down to 10. If you would like to vote for me (which I

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I will miss you….

I am sooo going to miss the Stampin’ Up In Colors this year! The new catalog comes out on July 1 and with each new July catalog, Stampin’ Up introduces a brand new set of six In Colors based on the trendy colors in the industry. This year I have absolutely loved Kiwi Kiss, Baja Breeze and Pink Pirouette! See when there are no more In Colors, I can’t make this card: I love the Bella Rose DSP, too (which is used on the card)…. The good news is that I’ll get my hands on the new catalog by mid-June, which is way earlier than usual…. I think it’s going to be a great catalog and can’t wait!

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Remembering an Old Friend

I went to a memorial last night for a dear old friend of mine, Mr. Thornton Gibbs. I first met Mr. Gibbs when I was 8. My mother and I had gone to the July 4 antiques fair in Wareham and included in our ticked was free admission to The Fearing Tavern museum. There were rumors that there was a secret passage in that tavern and I wanted to go in there badly! So I begged my Mom the whole time she was shopping and we eventually went into the old house, which was originally built in 1690 and then added onto several times. We made it through about four rooms and me and Mr. Gibbs (the tour guide) had become fast friends. We were in the Tap Room (where the stage coach used to stop) and a train was coming by. Mr. Gibbs stopped the whole tour… opened the stage coach door and beckoned for me to come stand in front of the screen door. And from there I had a front row view of the train passing by. When it had passed, Mr. Gibbs continued the tour — gearing most of it directly to me. Every year for

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Loving the warmer weather!

Guess where we went this past weekend?? Yup… a trip to Provincetown! It was great weather Saturday… SO Matt and I decided to venture down to the tip of Cape Cod and dine at the restaurant where we had our rehearsal dinner (Micheal Shay’s). Matt really likes the salad bar there and the prime rib is really yummy. Although, this time I had baked stuff haddock and that was really good, too.So with the obligatory stop at the fudge shop and the Portugeuse Bakery and we were on our way home.I can’t wait until I have some time to scrapbook a few of the photos… for once I didn’t forget to bring the camera!

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Vote for Me!

Hey everyone… So… to help me get out of my scrapbooking rut lately I decided to do something I’ve never done before — participate in an online, 6-week scrapping contest! This week is the first voting session and there are 14 entries and only 12 will survive. I’m new to the board so I’m not sure if I’ll get a lot of votes, but I’d thought I’d appeal to some of my scrappy friends :o) So if your interested in keeping a girls’ spirit up (wink, wink) head on over to the Last Scrapper Standing forum at Memorable Seasons and vote for three of your favorite layouts. Of course, only vote for mine if you think it is one of the best, but I am Jeno44. You can see the layout below…. Thanks for your support! The assignment was to create a page around the them “why I scrap”. The journaling reads: 1. Creativity 2. release 3. legacy 4. family 5. connections 6. remember 7. everyday 8. life 9. tribute 10. friends 11. paper 12. accept 13. document 14. challenge 15. fun 16. capture 17. learn 18. preserve 19. love. 20. accomplishment 21. new 22. make 23. live 24. laughter

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Happy belated Mother’s Day and the winner is…..

Can I just say that this whole work thing gets in the way of my crafting, my social calendar and — my blogging! Anyway, Happy belated Mother’s Day to all the Moms! I spent a fabulous day at my sister’s house with her family, my bro’s family and — of course — my Mom! Per her request I made her a paper tree like the one my fabulous ladies of stamp club #2 gave me (don’t worry stamp club #1 – I love you just as much!) for Christmas. When I showed my Mom she wanted to steal it… I had to barter with her until she said that if I made her one I could keep mine. Geesh! So I was afraid if I didn’t make her one soon, she may kidnap mine on her next visit, so Voila: As you can see, she was so excited! I know, I know that’s not Stampin’ Up paper (Gasp!) — but she was very particular and wanted black and white for her porch and SU doesn’t have any black and white patterned paper. As a godmother, I got a fabulous red gerber daisy flower from my niece for Mother’s Day (speaking

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Happy National Scrapbooking Day!

I hope you are enjoy some crafty fun this weekend! I have to say that I had a little of my creativity come back for a simple page yesterday afternoon that I’m actually happy with… and it’s the first in my “official” wedding album. You see, I’ve scrapped a bunch of my wedding photos, but there in all different styles and colors and I want to create an album that is sort of a unified look for the wedding. I’ve decided to use the Parisian Breeze Speciality paper from Stampin’ Up as my color scheme. It’s very pretty and classic. I didn’t want to make the pages too over the top either as I want this to be a classic album rather than trendy. So here is the first page: The journaling reads: 1. The ceremony Shoe 2. The dress 3. The centerpiece 4. The cake 5. The Provincetown Inn 6. The reception shoe Very simple, but I’m happy. Hopefully I’ll be able to get a few more pages — either of the wedding or anything else for that matter – done before the end of the weekend. I love how you get the “bug” once you finish a page…

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What is it with me?

Ok… so I had the day off today… I decided yesterday that I needed a mental health day and asked if I could take today off and voila! And right before National Scrapbooking Day… Well here it is 12:40 in the afternoon and what have I done?? Yes, I washed the sheets on the bed and tidied up my scraproom and even sorted through hundreds of wedding photos (from two years ago mind you), but really haven’t gotten any closer to creating a layout!Why am I so crippled in creativity these days? I’m going to have to go back and re-read Ali Edwards blog post today about breaking out of a rut… how appropriate!!!Happy scrappin! Here’s hoping I’ll have something to show you soon!

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