Hmmm… what to share today?

Happy Sunday morning with an extra hour of sleep to you! I am very thankful it was daylight savings time last night as I stayed up until 2 a.m.! So that extra hour came in very handy this morning. 🙂 I’m excited that I have a workshop with one of my dearest friends today. It should be lots of fun. We are doing Christmas projects of course, but I thought I’d share this little cutie I made at the crop a few weekends ago. It uses the Pun Fun stamp set — it’s an oldie, but really is a good one. This cute little lamb image says “Thank Ewe” — cute, huh? I of course had to add some glitter to his wool and layered on some fun Rich Razzleberry cardstock — I’m not usually a big purple fan, but this card really struck my fancy. I sent it to one of the lucky online shoppers last month. That’s just one of the little perks of ordering from my online Web site… I send you a little thank you card and guess what? I don’t even write in it — I usually write on a Post It note so you

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Sneak Peek – a little late

So this is the sneak peek that I intended to share with you on Friday, but I didn’t have it in me to finish up the chipboard letters, take pictures and post. Thankfully, however, my neck is back to normal (for the most part anyway) and I can resume life (already in progress). This sneak peek includes the new Elements of Style stamp set, which I received free at the 2010 Leadership Conference in January. Love this set. It’s great for those of you who like the vintage style. I also used the smooch spritz again on this and I have to say that I am TOTALLY addicted to this stuff. I think I’ve already gone through a half a bottle of the vanilla shimmer and the gold glow. Must. order. more. So here is the whole project. I’ve been wanting to do this for quite a while. It is an idea journal so that when I am stumped for where to start a project or scrapbook page, I can pull out this handy, dandy book and get some quick inspiration. Inside, I have four categories. There is a section for color combos (clipping from magazines and such), layout ideas

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Such an off week

Well, sadly I must apologize, but there will be no new project from the summer mini catalog today. I was so excited to have a whole day off to catch up on housework, do a little crafting and a lot of purging! However, I woke up this morning at 7 a.m. and had the worst pulled muscle (at least I hope that is what it is) ever! When I first got up I could barely move my head in any direction — so driving to the doctor was out. Instead I gave them a call and they told me to try a warm shower, some ibuprofen and a hot compress. So I did the warm shower and the ibuprofen and crawled back into bed until 2 p.m.! I got up and was a little bit better, but was still having difficulty holding my head up straight and turning to the left. So I’ve been lounging on the couch (or in bed) all day and have not been a ble to do anything!! So frustrating. I had big plans for today and now I got nothing done. I’m not promising anything for tomorrow either as I don’t know how this muscle

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Summer Mini Catalog – Sneak Peek Day 3

Well I made it today by the skin of my teeth! It’s 11:28 and I’ve just now finished making a card for Day 3 of sneak peek week! It’s a super simple card as I was working well into the night again today! Ugh… but the good news is that I’ve worked so many hours this week that I am off tomorrow! So tomorrow’s post should be much earlier (although I do need to do some housework!). Anyway, on to the card. I think I put this together in maybe 15 minutes (I had a vision in my head as I was trying to fall asleep last night — love when that happens!). So I used the new stamp set called Go, Graduate. It’s very cute… I’m not normally one to buy graduation stamp sets, but this one was just too cute and I do have a niece that will be graduating soon (well, not until next year, but hopefully this set will stick around!). I used the textured impressions folder Square Lattice again. I absolutely love that thing. It adds so much to a card so even a simple card like this looks great! I colored the little grad

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Chaos…

Someday I will become this super organized, non-procrastinating, always on top of the ball, plan ahead type of gal. But not today. Not this week. Not this month! Now don’t get me wrong… I am super excited to have been so busy for the month of March — I am well on track of making March 2010 the best month of my entire four years as a SU demonstrator… but let me tell you being busy makes me messy! lol! This is my desk top right now. It is filled with card samples to be made, kits to be packed for workshops, clubs and events and who knows what else is under that pile! I also need to go to the dump. This is the pile of Stampin’ Up boxes from the past couple of weeks… that’s a lot of orders… and I’m expecting more this week and probably a few more in the last couple of weeks in March, too. I am truly blessed to have such a growing business in a time when many other business owners are struggling. Of course, those of you that are regular customers of mine know Sale-A-Bration has been a wonderful boost to

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Back in the game again

Well, just two days ago I was in sunny 70 degree weather, but it’s back to reality! Matt and I just returned from a trip to sunny Las Vegas for his 40th birthday and had a great time. Unfortunately, the trip has put me a little behind in my blog posts! Sorry about that.But I’m back and there’s lots going on with Stampin’ Up right now including the ever popular Sale-A-Bration promotion. For those of you who haven’t experienced it before… for every $50 you spend you can earn a free Sale-A-Bration item. You can view the Sale-A-Bration brochure here.In addition, Stampin’ Up is offering a great deal for anyone interested in becoming a demonstrator. By signing up during Sale-A-Bration you get a free stamp set from the brand new Spring/Summer Idea book and Catalog PLUS you get 15% off the starter kit price! Here is what you get in the Starter Kit: *Stamp sets (4 sets: Eastern Blooms, Fun & Fast Notes, Big Bold Birthday, and Fundamental Phrases, OR 4 sets of your choice at the same or lower price)*Fast Flowers Stampin’ Around® wheel OR wheel of your choice (standard size only)*Stampin’ Around handle (standard size only)*Pixie Pink ink

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