Thursday, December 3, 2009
Saturday, August 15, 2009
Before I get started on the juicy stuff, can I just say one thing? If you are sitting next to me on an airplane, please understand that there are a few givens, and here they are in no particular order:
1. I like the window seat. I like to sit just behind the wing so that I can make sure that the pilot and crew are doing their job, that the flaps and ailerons are functioning correctly and that everyone is working in top form. No, I don't know how to fly an airplane, but I stayed at a Holiday Inn Express one time and if I feel there is an emergency about to happen you better believe I will figure it out PDQ. Also, I watched too much Twilight Zone as a kid and I just know that one day there will be a man on the wing of the plane.
2. Since I am planted firmly next to the window making sure that we stay airborne, that means that if you choose to be my seatmate you are going to be between me and the aisle. If you pretend to be asleep and I have to go to the lavaratory, this means that you are either going to have to "wake up", or I am going to lap dance my way over you. You don't want that. Seriously.
3. I don't want to talk to you. I am busy already talking to God, trying to make sure that the airplane stays in the air for the alloted duration of the flight. Don't think that your small talk about what you plan to do or the best place to eat matters to me. I am a nervous flier, and I am convinced that the sincerity and duration of my prayers help keep our plane where we all want it to be. Do you really want to be the person that interrupts that? I think not.
OK, now that those little ground rules for flying with me are out of the way, let's talk about the Sisterhood!
This is a picture of our Mother land, the Stampin' UP! headquarters in Riverton. I was able to take a tour there Wednesday before convention got into full swing. I have decided that if we ever leave Austin, we are moving here and I am taking a job, although they probably would not let me work in the shipping area, unless they don't mind me drooling on demo orders and trying to sneak stamps out every single day. Next year I think I am going to hide out in demo support until they close up and then just run around singing, "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year". Yes, it is that good.
Here is the main stage area. I can't do it justice. Imagine a ginormously huge convention area that is full of 3000+ stampers. And guess what? They have SWAPS! Tons and tons of stamping goodness that makes me think, "You know, I think I can make 1,000 swaps next year instead of just 100." There is so much stamping goodness that you can just suck it up by osmosis. And believe me, I tried!
Here is the proof of that:
The first picture is me at Lydia's U-blue blogger's meeting. Lydia is on the left of the picture, next is Linda Hanson (OMG!) who has probably forgotten more about stamping than I could ever hope to learn, and then me with a smile so big I am surprised Linda even allowed me near her. Not that I gave her much of a choice on that one.
The picture on the right is me and Jan Tink. If you haven't ever seen her blog, just click on her name and go there now. I'll wait...
You're back? Already? Or have you been gone for a week and a half and now you're back? I understand, I truly, truly do. I had a plan in place for meeting Jan which my upline, Meg, was party to. Basically it was understood that I was in full stalker mode throughout the duration of convention, and that when I spotted Jan I would throw my camera at Meg, who was to turn it on and get it in focus as I tackled, er, approached Jan and
Finally, a shot (one of many I took) of the Temple in SLC. The grounds were stunning, and if you are a fan of history and architecture I really recommend spending some time walking around and take one of the tours there. It is worth your time! Thanks for stopping in, and I will be posting more pictures from Salt Lake as well as some cards in the next few days. Until next time, Happy Stamping! Kim
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Now, I can tell you that I got a great new tote bag today with new stamp sets in it, spent the morning shopping at Memento Mall (OH! The goodness that came out of there today was unreal!) and then went on a tour of the Stampin' Up Headquarters. All of those things combined with the fact that my hair is looking awesome out here (thank you for low humidity, Utah. Sincerely, and from the bottom of my frizzy-hair DNA's heart!) makes me want to live here immediately.
While we were touring demo support at the offices I asked a great guy named Bill if he could get me an application to work there. He told me he would! How fun is that to even think of? Of course, I would never leave y'all behind, so everyone pack your bags and get ready for relocation.
This morning at Memento Mall I met a girl in Human Resources (see, I am getting in with all the right people to hook me up here!) and one of the designers for our wonderful stamp sets. I told her I loved her. I told her I loved everything she has ever done and will possibly ever do. Then I asked her to please, please design a billiard set for my husband who has wanted one every year that I have been doing this. I hope it works! I think hugging her and crying might have been a bit much, but hey, I was emotional.
OK, that will have to be all for now, as I am about to meet up with Lydia, Neelam, and Emily for a blogger get together! I hope everyone is as excited as I am, and I'll see you all very, very soon!
Until next time, Happy Stamping!
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
So, to celebrate both of these special days I wanted to make cards that would be cute, a little wild, and just perfect for both of these little ladies. Are you ready to see them? OK, here are the pics:
Monday, July 6, 2009
Saturday, July 4, 2009
Sunday, June 28, 2009
My hubby found this as he was looking at the new TV's on Samsung's webpage. We saw one at Fry's yesterday that literally left him speechless. It was high-def to the extreme. I'm thinking these guys in Scotland don't have high-def, but they do have an extreme amount of vision to pull this trick off. On a stamping note, my open house is planned for Wednesday night, and I will start posting new cards that I am making for it tomorrow. Some of them are featuring new sets, some new colors, and some are just new designs with a few of my favorite stand-by sets. I hope y'all will wander back here to see them. So stay cool, keep yourself hydrated, and until next time, Happy Stamping! Kim
Monday, June 1, 2009
The upside to this is that I will get to see my new Mr. Brown at least three days in a row next week. I really think my old Mr. Brown tipped this one off, because instead of bringing my packages to the front door he leaves them in the breezeway. I think I am going to have to leave a trail of packing slips to get him to come to the front door so I can break him in right!
Now, in honor of the fact that I am a birdbrain today, I thought I would post a birthday card I made for one of my little girl's best friends in the world:
This one uses Pun Fun, and as you can see, every extra piece of ribbon that I had available to me at the time. In my defense, the little girl I made it for is so cute and sweet and girly that I knew she would appreciate all of the ribbon, which she did. I am so glad that Pun Fun made the cut and will not be retiring this time. If you haven't seen the list of retiring stamp sets, just click here. These will be available until June 30th when we transition to the new catalog. To see the complete last chance list, along with the accessories, go here and click on the "shop now" button.
I can tell you one thing about what I saw as a preview today...the new In Colors are incredible! You will definitely want to see them come July 1st. So, don't be a birdbrain like me! Call me or email to tell me you are coming to open house, and I'll see you then! Until next time, Happy Stamping!
Saturday, May 30, 2009
The cool thing is all this butterfly time inspired me to make a few butterfly cards, so I hope you enjoy them. I have to say that I have been having some lighting issues lately and the color in the embossed card is Kiwi Kiss, not River Rock (which is what it looks like in this shot).
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Also, check back in because I have been at the stamping table and am actually happy with what has been coming off of it...so some new projects will be following very soon.
Hope everyone has a great night, and a good laugh!
Monday, April 27, 2009
So, in honor of my mom and all the other great moms out there, I came up with this album class:
Thursday, April 9, 2009
Friday, March 6, 2009
I have to say that I love all of my friends, and each and every one of you hold a special place in my heart. Every one of you brings your personality, your experiences, your charming ways into my life and helps complete a little bit of what makes me, well, me.
Today, I want to take a minute and talk about why I love my friends.
A friend can come into your home and not ask why you keep M&Ms in your bathroom, or even feel icky about it. She understands that those are little bribes for little kids when their little poop all makes it into the potty. She may even help herself to one or two if she is running low on CBC (circulating bloodstream chocolate).
A friend can shovel her way into your living room through the piles of toys, books, clothes, and kids and say to you with a perfectly straight face and sincere heart, "Gosh, your house looks great today! I wish my house were this clean." (Yes, I know it is a lie, but it makes me feel good to hear it!)
A friend will wipe your kiddo's nose/face/butt if she is closer to them than you are or if you look like you are getting your first nourishment in a week after taking care of sick kids/pets/spouses.
A friend will come when you need them, whether you asked them to or not. Sometimes it is just to bring a hug and a shoulder to cry on, sometimes they bring a snack or a meal, and sometimes they come, honk the horn, and whisk you away from everything that is horrible and take you out and make you laugh. (All variations of this are appreciated.)
A friend will help you move. (A best friend will help you move a body.)
This is for all of my great friends! I appreciate you standing by me, supporting me, listening to me, and loving me, warts and all! I hope y'all have a wonderful day, a spectacular weekend, and know that I just love ya!
Sunday, February 8, 2009
Then not only is it sweet and dark and delicious, but also so cute that you want to keep it all for yourself! Of course, we know that it is better to share, which is why I made three of these cute candy pull cards. One for me and two to share. Or two for me and one to share, I haven't worked out all those little details yet. Don't judge me.
The point is, these little cuties can elevate even a simple goodness like a candy bar to new heights and show that you care with just a few minutes of time. And if you like these, you can make them to. I have class details on my business website so feel free to hop on over and check it out.
I have to say I think this little blue and pink number is my favorite one because of the butterflies. The new die from Sizzix really makes them so easy, and when you mount them in layers it adds a pretty look. I love tools that make me look talented, don't you?
The best thing about a project like this is that no matter what your skill level is, you can do this. You can make these as elaborate or as simple as you like, and I promise that either way they will be beautiful, and the person that you share them with will love it!
So try something new and creative today, and see where it takes you. I hope that everyone enjoys the rest of their weekend, and until next time, Happy Stamping!
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Monday, January 12, 2009
Little Miss with her friends giving everyone a hug at her birthday party. She had just finished opening presents.
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Jump on over to her blog and check out the pictures and descriptions of what is in store. I can tell you one thing, I am putting my order in as soon as I can on January 19th, and Mr. Brown over at UPS had better have his big boy weight-lifter belt on when he comes to deliver those boxes.
I hope everyone is as excited as I am, and I am looking forward to seeing a bunch of y'all here for open house on January 19th. Have a great night everyone, and until next time, Happy Stamping!