December is always a very busy month around here with all the activities going on. I’m sure you struggle with it as well. I always have the best of intentions to hand make our Christmas cards at the beginning of December. I’m usually rushing to finish them and drop them at the post office before they close on 12/24 . This year, the fates were against me and I just couldn’t get to them until right before Christmas. My husband knows that I … [Read more...] about The Best of Intentions
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
[singlepic id=1 w=320 h=240 float=] There is always so much anticipation around the new Stampin Up catalog. What did they keep? What's brand new? I decided to play with some new products - the new In Colors, a new stamp set, and washi tape. Washi tape is so much fun. It's so cute and comes in tons of colors and patterns and is fairly inexpensive. Such an easy add-on to your purchase. A number of people have asked me: what do you use it for? If … [Read more...] about New Catalog, New Toys!
Are you ready? This is it. The end of the 2011-12 Catalog. I can't believe it's over already. I can't believe so many cute things are going away. Like this set... it's already gone since the Occassions Mini is over and I hardly even used it. I had big plans for these sweet gnomes. I even had a couple of one-line personalized stamps made to go with them. "I'll be gnome for Christmas" was one of them. You did know you … [Read more...] about Hanging with my gnomies