Happy New Year!

Happy 2018! Each year for the past three years I’ve picked a word at the start of the new year to hopefully guide me during the next 365 days. I’ve never actually written about my word here on the old blog – because it’s sadly been a bit neglected – but I’d thought I’d share this year. Let’s look back first… I actually remember my words from the previous years, and while I might not remember exactly why I picked them or how they showed up in my life — I can still share them with you to give you ideas in case you decide to try this for yourself. 2014 – GROW In 2014 I was really working towards building my Stampin’ Up business to full-time status so I’m sure that is largely why I selected this word. I try and pick a word that reflects both my business and my personal life, though, so I imagine I was trying to grow in some way personally, too — and I’m sure it wasn’t in the waist! Ha! 2015 – SHINE For 2015, I was looking to really shine — I wanted to better my best in everything I did,

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Showing Thanks with Stampin’ Up’s So Very Much Stamp Set

Happy Tuesday friends… I’m sharing another card I made with the “So Very Much” stamp set — one of the freebies currently available for Sale-A-Bration. Have you taken advantage of that yet? You don’t know what Sale-A-Bration is?? Well, it’s only the best time of the year for stampers… for every $50 you spend in Stampin’ Up product (you can shop HERE), you get to pick an exclusive item from the Sale-A-Bration brochure. Fun, right? There’s lots of great new toys, too, with the release of the Occasions Catalog last month. Today, though, I’m continuing my exploration of the “So Very Much” stamp set. One of the offerings from the Sale-A-Bration brochure. Here is a picture of that stamp set: I’ll admit this may not be the most exciting option to choose from the Sale-A-Bration catalog (I know it wasn’t my first choice), but now that I have it, it is truly a great work-horse on your stamp shelf. If you send a lot of “thank you” cards or have a big event like a wedding or something coming up, this might be a great option for you. Here is another card I made with this set: It’s yet another

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Happy New Year

I say it every year…. I love a New Year. You can get rid of any negatives from the previous year, build on any successes and best of all wipe the slate clean if you choose to! Of course, you can do this at any time of year, but for some reason for me I always find the beginning of the year very inspiring. I’ve been scouring all my favorite blogs this past week taking in others’ resolutions, “One Word” picks, and plans for 2011. I have to be honest that I haven’t really been able to pinpoint my thoughts on this year… so no real insightful thinking to share with you today… but perhaps in the not too distant future… 😉 I figured since I can’t really collect all my goals, aspirations and desires for 2011 yet, I’d share my favorite projects from 2010. Have a look back… January: While I didn’t actually create this layout in January… I made it to commemorate my first trip to Leadership, which was in Phoenix, Arizona last year. This was a big milestone for me for a couple of reasons — first it was my first flight alone ever! (Not necessarily something

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All good things must come to an end…. BUT…

Hello there friends! Happy Thursday to you… it’s nice here in the Northeast not to see any rain today! No real sun in my neck of the woods right now — but hopefully later! Now of course, many of you know that the fabulous three-month Sale-A-Bration promotion is now over — very sad — but don’t worry I’ve got other good news for you! Let me just start by saying thank you to everyone who purchased from me from January through March. I really sent March out with a bang — exceeding my best sales month by $2,000! Holy Cow. Thank you all soooo much! Now, a couple of things to share with you: I am going to be ordering some new product from the upcoming summer mini catalog this week, so be sure to book your workshops for May if you’d like to be first to order from this fabulous catalog! April workshops will be great, too — with a sneak peek at a brand new stamp set from the 2010-2011 Idea Book and Catalog that hostesses can earn FREE and customers can purchase now! There are also four other flower stamp sets that will be available at 20

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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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A day off….

Well I hope to get a ton done today… I have the day off now as I finished up a few things I had to do for the newspaper and I’ve reached my 40 hours for the week already. That means I have the rest of the day to get some major work done for some upcoming stamp clubs (two next week), some upcoming workshops (two the following week) and the big Crop on the Cape event from March 25 – 28th. Boy it’s going to be a busy few weeks!!! I’m excited though! I love getting out and meeting new people and teaching new projects. I think the people are what make this job the absolute best! I’ve truly made some incredible friends in the four years I’ve been a Stampin’ Up demonstrator and I am so grateful. Thank you all for your friendship and support! Anyway, I was going to show you my new ‘do, but between bed-head and no make-up it’s just not going to happen right now! I thought it would be better to take the picture now before I showered as it’s still in fairly good condition after sleeping on it last night and you

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Club Card

Happy Monday (is that even possible??)… Can you tell I’m disliking Monday this week? That usually happens when I feel like I didn’t get as much done over the weekend as I had wanted. I wanted to put Christmas away for another year, but it looks like Christmas will continue to reside at the Pitta House for another week! Yikes… our poor little tree is drooping so much that most of the ornaments on the bottom branches have fallen off or they are dragging on the floor. Oh well… Anyway, each month I have two groups of ladies that get together for a “girls night out” and make 3 to 4 projects, chat and eat with friends. This month this card is one of the projects the ladies got to make (don’t worry stamp club #1 — you’ll make it at this week’s meeting!). It features the new heart treat cups and the special “Sweetheart” stamp set that was released especially for these heart shaped cups (we released circle cups in the Holiday Mini last fall). I have to say that I even impressed hubby Matt with this card… he looked at it and started to give me that customary

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