An Artisian Award non-entry

Hello. Happy Lazy days of summer… at least that’s how I feel today. I had the day off and while I did have quite a few pre-scheduled appointments that got me up and out of the house this morning, the rest of the day has been one of those lazy, hazy days of summer. I’ve actually been hiding in my air-conditioned stamp room for a bit if I must confess… but I’m thinking I might head out to the beach for a bit in a while… we’ll see. In the meantime, I thought I’d share with you one of the cards I made for the annual Stampin’ Up Artisian Award contest. This award is one of the greatest perks of being a Stampin’ Up demo! You submit 10 projects (5 cards, 3 scrapbook pages and 2 3-D items) of your best work in hopes that you’ll come out in the top 10 participants. Why, you ask? Well, the winner gets a $500 SU shopping spree, $500 in cash, a special dinner with SU co-founder Shelli Gardner and concept artists and usually a special little gift or two from SU. Sounds wonderful, right? I agree! Oh, and I forgot… because they

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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

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