Things don’t always turn out the way you intend…

I was trying to prepare for my stamp club yesterday and I decided to try using a sketch from the Mojo Monday blog (a great place to start when you are feeling stumped, by the way). So this sketch inspired me and I decided to create a card using it. Now I have a rectangular scallop die for my Big Shot and thought I would use that for the focal point of my card. Well, when I pulled it out, I realized it was too big. So, I thought, “well I have a scallop circle die that I could use instead.” Guess what? When I pulled it out and tried that one, it was too big as well. I had originally planned to use Basic Black, Baja Breeze and the new Cherry Cobbler (a color combo I got from new Stampin’ Up color coach). So I had planned to use the medallion image in the new Artistic Etchings stamp set as a background stamp. So this is where I started…. So I cut out a scallop circle using my Big Shot because I thought the round shape would work well with the Medallion stamp image. When I got the scallop

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Seriously… am I a scrapbooker or not?

So I’m supposed to be a scrapbooker, right? Then why is it that I ALWAYS forget to take photos of my Stampin’ Up events!? Last weekend (I know, I’m a little late) I held my first ever Hostess Appreciation event. I had 14 people attend and I think (hope) everyone had a good time. We had two make-n-takes, lots and lots of yummy food, well-loved retired goodies for sale, games and lots of prizes and free goodies. Overall, I think it was successful and I look forward to hosting another one next summer. If you want to ensure you are on the invite-only guest list next year, be sure to host a workshop sometime between now and June 30 of next year. This year I was a little more open with who was invited because my customer base is still rather small. However, I’ve already got plans in the works to grow my business (hopefully double) by next year — so I may have to limited it strictly to hostesses — so be sure to book a date soon to ensure you get invited. So would you like to see some of the projects and goodies we had? Well, I

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