I have been a crafter for very long time. And I have thoroughly loved attending classes through the years. However, I’ve noticed the last couple of years, actually fitting into my schedule a craft or stamp class has become near impossible. I was under the mistaken impression that as the kids got older, that I’d have a little more “me” time. Hah! Any parent that has kids in middle school or high school quickly figures out that their social life … [Read more...] about My Very First Class in the Mail!
I love that Stampin Up has an Artisan Design Team. They come up some pretty amazing stuff (they are Artisan’s after all). A few months ago, Stampin Up featured one of the creations on their blog and it was amazing. It was an Advent Calendar Tree, using the Tiny Treat boxes. Have you seen these adorable 2” square boxes? Yes, they really are that small. But as most women will agree, good things come in small packages. (Usually sparkly good … [Read more...] about Counting Down to Christmas
Of course he does! What bear doesn’t love the woods! This cutie pie from the Thankful Forest Friends has taken up residence on my desk for the last month. With that sweet smile, you know he just wants to be friends and maybe share that snack you’re having right now. Yes, the Thankful Forest Friends stamp set is listed as a Thanksgiving/Fall set but I couldn’t resist using him for a Christmas card. I knew he’d fit in perfect with those trees from … [Read more...] about Does a Bear Love the Woods?
Ok, not really. But, when I first saw the black and gold Winter Wonderland Designer Series Paper in the Holiday Mini, I thought this is too weird. Black For Christmas? Seriously, who does black for Christmas? Stampin Up has lost their minds! Who is going to buy BLACK Christmas paper? Good luck selling any of that stuff. The very next week, I was at a large retail establishment, when I turned a corner and saw this: Yep, you guessed it: black … [Read more...] about I’m Dreaming Of A Black Christmas
Every month, I get together with my downline group and we talk about the current Stampin Up happenings, specials, promos, etc. The best part is that once a month, I'm guaranteed to see my friends! We may have all started out just wanting "stamps at a discount" but over the years, these ladies have become really good friends. Some of these ladies I knew prior to Stampin Up and some I met because of Stampin Up. We've had some great adventures … [Read more...] about Friendship
As soon as I saw the Thankful for Forest Friends stamp set, I knew I NEEDED it. That adorable little bear would be perfect with the little camper in the You’re Sublime stamp set. I know that when people camp, they can get a little nervous when bears show up. The media portrays these bears as wild, ravaging beasts. But I’m here to tell you that’s not totally accurate. Look at that little cutie-pie standing by the camper. He’s just wants to be … [Read more...] about Camping With Friends
Here in the US, it's Thanksgiving weekend. Thursday was our traditional Thanksgiving day, complete with turkey and all the fixins'. This year, we were blessed to have both Rob's parents and my family over to join us for fellowship and family time. Even though we are thankful all year long for our family and health, it's nice to have a time of year to remind us to express this to those we love. This was a quick … [Read more...] about Give Thanks
I recently heard someone say "the days are long, but the years are short" and that is so true. Time has this weird ability that the clock never seems to move when you're staring at it. But, you could swear that it was just Easter so how can we be most of the way through Fall already? A few weeks ago, I had a rare Saturday afternoon off from running around to soccer games so I pulled out my stamp set Lighthearted Leaves and my Vintage Leaves … [Read more...] about Fall is Rushing By