Thursday, December 3, 2009

Has it been...

...three months since I last posted? That can't be right, can it? Well, I guess it can, and is, since I got all tied up with Little Miss starting school and me packing my schedule with as many classes as I could teach.

However, there are certain times when a girl has to take a break. A well-deserved respite to go see someone who has helped change her, even mold her into a better version of, I believe, the already pretty decent person that she was before. Now, I know you are saying, "But Kim, who could you even begin to mean? Who could make you better than you are?" The answer is as clear as this:

Seriously, if you have not allowed yourself to be swept into the world of Ree Drummond, aka Pioneer Woman, then you need to stop what you are doing this very minute and go visit her blog. OK, maybe you can just finish reading my quick little post and then go visit her. Because I can tell you, once you get into "From Black Heels to Tractor Wheels" it won't matter if I don't post for another three months, because you will be hanging on her every keystroke.

I first heard about PW from another friend/blogger whom I stalked...err...have had a respect for...for quite sometime. When I started reading Ree's blog I just fell in love. Her thoughts on the world around her and her place in it let you know that she is pretty down to earth. That trait is what makes you love her even once you figure out that she shoots amazing photos, homeschools her four adorable and equally amazing kids, writes like a modern day Erma Bombeck, and cooks food that would make Paula Deen envious. Oh, and did I mention that the cherry on top is that she is gorgeous to boot?

So, back to my little mini-break from laundry, stamping, and general housewifery. Ree and her family, complete with husband, mom, all the kiddos, and her sister and brother-in-law, came to Book People in Austin tonight for her to sign copies of her new cookbook, The Pioneer Woman Cooks. As soon as I knew she was going to be in town I knew that I had to be there to meet her for a couple of minutes and get her to sign my copy of the cookbook before I manage to get butter on every page. Trust me, my friends, if you are cooking her recipes there is a high probability that you will get butter on the pages, and that can be a very good thing.

I arrived with Little Miss in tow around 6 p.m. Luckily for me, Lydia had set up camp and was holding a piece of floor for the two of us. After getting my child settled in with a huge candy cane and a piece of paper to draw on we had a chance to chat about all of the goodness that is in the cookbook and get caught up with a little bit of gossip that we had not had the opportunity to discuss. We noticed the lucky bearers of the red bracelets in line to get a pre-talk chance to meet PW and started deciding how long our own wait would be. And, as we expected, as we waited and got to know our floor mates the room on the second floor of that book store began to fill up. Seriously. There were a lot of folks crammed into that space, and I began thinking of fire codes and how well were the load bearing walls of this building actually constructed. It is the medic in me. You see a fun evening with laughter and a chance to meet someone who wrote a book, I see a potential Charleton Heston film-like disaster in the making.

All of a sudden, I look up and see Marlboro Man in the flesh, surrounded by the kids. By the way, if by some miracle you are actually reading this Ree: You. Did. Good. I always thought you were just kind of teasing us with the Wrangler and chaps pictures, but now I must say, "Bravo!" He was even kind enough to sign cookbooks himself for all of the crowds waiting downstairs while you were busy with the lines of people upstairs. Even the kids were giving out autographs. And for every nay-sayer in the world who thinks that kids who are homeschooled lack socialization skills, all I can say is "Pbbbttt!" These children could be a walking advertisement for the merits of teaching your own.
Anyway, on to my meeting with PW. I made her a little stack of notecards with a cowboy kid on the front holding the reins of his stick horse. It wasn't until my 5-year old daughter pointed out to me that I failed to watercolor his little face that I realized he looked like one of the Twilight characters decided to go play on the ranch. Sorry about that one, Ree. I am sure that if you let the kids color his face in he will look a little healthier! She was amazingly gracious about the gift, and the fact that I was pretty much stammering to find the right thing to say to her. I am quite sure that I embarrassed myself as I was thinking, "OMG, OMG, is Ree right here!". She signed the books, posed nicely for the above photo, and then it was time to move on to pick up a super-cute t-shirt and bundle up the kiddo for the drive home.
So, I have to say a heartfelt, "Thank you" to the Pioneer Woman. Thank you for the time that you take every day to include us in your life. Thank you for all the great prizes that you give away (I know one day I am going to win one!). Thank you for the pictures, the gorgeous pictures that make me believe that one day I will get a big-girl camera and take pictures like you do. Thank you for showing us your family with mud on them, your sink full of dishes, and all the parts of you that make you real. Thank you for being as nice in person as you are on your blog. It was a real treat meeting you, and I hope that you see all the success that you could ever want, and all the blessings that your heart wishes for.
And, thank you to all my friends who stick with me even when I don't post for three months! You are an amazing, eclectic group of women who have filled my life with joy and I love each and every one of you!
Until next time, Happy Stamping!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Stamps

Hi everyone out there in stamp-a-rama land! I am happy to say that I have returned safely home from convention and think that I have (finally) unpacked the last of my stuff and am ready to tell y'all some of the fun details about my week in Salt Lake City. I have to say that I missed each of you, and wished beyond all hope that I could have taken a laptop out there so I could have given you up to the minute reporting, but what I lack in timeliness I will have to make up for in details. So buckle up, buttercup! This is a fun tale of some of my western adventures.

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 grabbed her against her will asked her nicely if I could have a picture with her. Meg made me promise not to lick Jan's cheek, lest I get to meet the Salt Lake City police department, and in the end I think I did restrain myself very well. And if you are one of the people I shoved aside like an SEC linebacker in order to get to Jan during lunch on Saturday, I apologize. I really am a nice person, and I'll send you a get well card soon. I hear stitches are very stylish this year!

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

Live, from Salt Lake City...'s ME! I am actually here! And save for the fact that I am currently unable to upload pictures, please trust me when I say that convention is simply amazing. If you want to see pictures, go visit Lydia at Understand Blue for up to the minute reporting.

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

Little girls' birthdays...

...are just the best! I love it when my daughter or any of her friends has a birthday, because it means that I get to make a super cute, sparkly birthday card. This week is especially wonderful because my niece is having her 4th birthday on Saturday (Hey sweetie! Aunt Kimmy loves you!), and one of Little Miss A's friends is having an "almost sleepover" birthday party on the same day. BTW--this is the best birthday party idea ever. The group arrives at the birthday girl's house in their pj's, get their toenails painted, eat cake, and then come home before the real bedtimes arrive. Jen, you get my smartest mom in the world award!

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:

I love the Crazy for Cupcakes set. I just love the idea of someone bringing me a pink platter with cupcakes stacked from bottom to top, each one more covered in sprinkles than the one before it. The zebra paper was the idea of my little one, who saw it in a store the other day and told me that she loved it and wanted to make some cards from it.

What you can't see in these shots is that all of the white images are actually stamped on Shimmery White Cardstock, so they have a bit of extra shimmer all over them. I added Stickles as my icing on the cupcakes and then put Crystal Effects on the cherries to make them look juicy.

There they are! I hope that you enjoyed these cute little 15 minute cards today. And on your next birthday why don't you go ahead and request a platter of cupcakes with sprinkles on them? I guarantee you will have a happy birthday if you do. Until next time, Happy Stamping!


Monday, July 6, 2009

Some more animals...

...from "Animal Crackers" have been demanding their fair share of the spotlight today. It seems that the giraffe from the set found out how to grab Wi-Fi from his spot on my display board, and when he saw that the bunny was on the Inter-web-google-twit, he threatened me with legal action if I didn't give everyone else in the set equal time.
I told them that I wanted to put them up on my demonstrator website, for the entire world to enjoy, but I believe that my initial order from Stampin' Up might have caused their servers to crash. (Hey, don't judge me. I only do it for you.) You'll be thanking me when you see my class line up this fall. So, in order to placate the cards while Stampin' Up tries to install hardware that will support my personal addiction, here they are!
Yesterday you got to see the cute, super-girly bunny from the set, and for today I wanted to show you the rest. This is my second class for this month, five cards, each one featuring a different little character from this stamp set. I had to load up on the In Colors, too. I heard through the paper grapevine that they already have a lawyer on retainer if they didn't get top billing from me. I don't need any of that kind of drama around here.
The giraffe and squirrel called out for more of the earthy tones, so I went with Soft Suede, Dusty Durango and some Crushed Curry. I was looking at the little squirrel (which in real life I'm kind of terrified of...just FYI) and thought it would be really cute if he was declaring his love to the tree that gave him that acorn.
The little penguin, having to live in the frigid cold waters down near the South Pole asked if he could have some Bermuda Bay to warm himself up with. (I apologize for the darkness of that photo...I have been doing some lighting experiments and that one just turned out...well...wrong.)
Finally, the wee little duck that quacks me up, on a 3" x 3" note card. I love how that Crushed Curry can look all earthy one minute, then you pair it up with Melon Mambo and it totally goes into a springy look. I just love colors! I hope that you do, too. And if you have this stamp set, I hope that these cards inspire you to create something adorable with them tonight! Now, back to my stamping table to work on a birthday card for Little Miss to give to a friend this weekend, then to the den to watch "Valkyrie" tonight.
I hope everyone has had a great Monday, and until next time, Happy Stamping!

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Happy 4th of July... let's think about Christmas cards, shall we? I know what you are thinking, "Kim has lost her mind! It is 106 degrees outside and no way in the world am I going to even think about Christmas right now."

But wait! You haven't even seen them yet! So, take a peek at the Christmas cards we will be making at my Christmas in July class this month:

See! Don't they just say, "Cool weather is right around the corner?" I thought so!

Here is a close up of the window that the little snowman is looking out of. It is all frosty and chilly. Brrrr!!! I think I need a sweater.
So, if you feel the need to come inside, cool off, maybe indulge in a great cup of coffee or some of my southern sweet tea, just give me a shout and come on over to make a stack of these cooler weather cards!
I now return you to more meteorological correct card making, with this:

This is the cute little bunny from Animal Crackers. He managed to hop out of his box the other day to remind me that he has not seen ink. Ever. So, I did what I needed to do and got him and all his cute, bubble-headed breathren out and stamped them all day today. This bunny did me the courtesy of requesting some of the new In Colors for his own, so I had to oblige. He is colored in with Melon Mambo and then matted on Crushed Curry and Pumpkin Pie that have been swiped over with the Melon Mambo ink. I had to add a bunch of silver "whiskers" for him since it is the 4th of July.
I hope everyone is having a safe and fun weekend. Please stay hydrated in this heat...water is your friend. And, to my new Mr. Brown...just get my order to me early, and there is a big bottle of Gatorade in it for you!
Have a happy holiday everyone, and until next time, Happy Stamping!

Sunday, June 28, 2009

I'm just saying...

...that I found this pretty impressive for any group of people:

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

Somedays I am...

... a birdbrain! Now, I hear you all protesting, "No Kim, you are by far the most pulled together chick I know! You could never forget anything!" Well, this morning in my excitement over all the new sneak peek stuff that Stampin' Up has coming out, I forgot to pre-order my hostess sets, which means that I have to put in yet another order.

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

Butterflies and Barracudas

Sounds like a funny combo, doesn't it? Well, I can tell you that both butterflies and barracudas have one thing in common...Little Miss A. She has been learning everything under the sun about butterflies since her class studied them in preschool. She even got me to purchase a Butterfly Garden for her, and I finally decided it was time to send off for the caterpillars a couple of weeks ago.
It seems strange to actually pay for bugs to come to your home, but that is exactly what I did. And about 10 days after my check arrived in California, a box with real live caterpillars landed in Austin. We watched as they grew every day until they finally wrapped themselves in their coccoons (Little Miss made sure I knew that those are called their chrysalis) and then I moved them into the butterfly tent.

Now, in case you have never had cause to move a piece of paper as thin as a coffee filter with 5 cocooned caterpillars hanging on it, there is something you should know. They squirm. I don't mean just a little movement here and there, oh no, that would be far too easy to deal with. They were wiggling like a bunch of showgirls in Vegas while I tried not to scream in terror. At one point one wiggled so hard it touched my hand and I think I might have passed out for a second or two. The end result was ok. I managed to attach the coffee filter paper to the side of the tent just like in the picture and we waited for the magic to happen.

A week later, we were rewarded with 5 butterflies that were all hatched out and pretty. After three days I was finally able to convince the tender-hearted child that if we wanted the butterflies to have full, happy, productive little butterfly lives we needed to release them into our yard. I promised we would take pictures so she could always remember them, so here they are:

This is the kiddo with the tent in our backyard, and the shot below is one of our butterflies before it took to the wind.

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).

Finally, the barracuda portion of today's post. Little Miss had an away swim meet today. Last year she could not swim a lick, and we had her take a couple weeks of swim lessons. My entire goal was to have her be able to make it to the side of the pool if she ever fell in, and we more than succeeded at that. This year she begged me to let her join the swim team so she could swim "like the big girls". I relented because she is so doggone persuasive and she looks too adorable in her purple and black (Barracuda attack!) swim suit. Here she is just chilling out today at the meet:

Next we have lining up for the ready bench, getting her goggles in place, and finally in the pool doing her best half-doggie paddle half-freestyle stroke. The funniest part was we have been really encouraging her to not hold onto the lane line like it is the last life preserver on the Titanic. Today she was within 5 strokes of the finish when she had to grab the line for a second to catch her breath. As she looked to her left, she saw her little friend behind her, so she starts saying, "Come on, you can do it!" to cheer for her friend, forgetting that she is racing at the time. She finished just before her little friend did, and although her times are nowhere near the "competitive" level, we all had a great day! And how can you fault a kiddo who stops swimming to cheer for her teammate? I think my little butterfly is coming out of her chrysalis, and what a beauty she is!
I hope you all have a great weekend, and until next time, Happy Stamping!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

I love...

....when comedians cover my favorite popular songs. Case in point, Tim Hawkins, who is an absolutely hilarious Christian comedian. If you like Plain White T's, then you will love this, I promise!

Also, check back in because I have been at the stamping table and am actually happy with what has been coming off of some new projects will be following very soon.

Hope everyone has a great night, and a good laugh!


Monday, April 27, 2009

Just in time...

...for Mother's Day! I really do like Mother's Day, especially now that I have a kiddo of my own and have begun to really appreciate everything that my mom went through raising me! (Hi Mom! Thanks for not leaving me on someone's doorstep, shipping me off to boarding school, or actually stopping the car and putting me out on the side of the road all those times I deserved it!)

So, in honor of my mom and all the other great moms out there, I came up with this album class:

I really can't describe how cute it is here, but you should see it in person!
If you think this is something that your mom/grandma/or other special lady in your life would appreciate, then you don't want to miss this class. You can check out the class details on my website here.
Also, for those of you who are looking for something special for yourself or you mom, I am taking part in a multi-vendor event tomorrow, Tuesday, April 28th at the Villages of Shady Hollow Community Center (12006 Gatlin Gun Way). There are going to be a lot of cool things to see there, so come on out between 9:30 and noon and check it out!
I hope everyone has a great (rainy) day, and until next time, Happy Stamping!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Bock, bock...

...said the little Easter chick. You can tell he is the king of all Easter chicks because he is holding his little crown on his fuzzy yellow noggin. Tres chic, my little yellow friend!

Then, you open the card to see that he is not poultry royalty (try saying that one three times an old vocal exercise from college!), but he is just making some deliveries for his bunny buddy!
I bet if he were a little bigger, he wouldn't hold his eggs on his head, but would put them in a cute little basket like this one to carry to all the little chicks in the barnyard.
Since I got an extremely late start on Easter this year, I decided to make a quick little 3 x 3 card to get me in the mood. That was followed by the basket, and I am sure that pretty much all day tomorrow I will be stamping out some super cute bunnies to make my heart feel spring-like.
So, if any of y'all are in the mood to come and be springy with me, just give me a quick call or email and head over this way! I hope everyone has a great night, and until next time, Happy Stamping!

Friday, March 6, 2009

Things I Love...

...about my friends.

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

Treats for Everyone...

...are so cute and easy to make! Let me tell you, I love a nice piece of chocolate. Between all those feel good endorphins and just the plain ole tastiness of it, there is nothing like it. Until you do this with it:

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

You say she still...

...has stamps? Yes, indeed, I do still have stamps and know how to have fun with them, despite the fact that my blog hasn't really reflected that here lately.
So, let me show you that all is not lost here by showing you these little numbers:
Both of these cards were made with the new "Love You Much" set. It is such a cute stamp set, and I can see using this well beyond Valentine's day. I can't tell you how much I really like that new triple-heart really adds something to the card on the left.
As most of you know, this stamp set along with the punch and the Candy Lane paper is available as a bundle for 20% off until January 31st. You can order it by clicking here and then going to the "shop now" button.
Now that I have dusted off the stamps, you can expect to see some more new projects heading your way very soon! I hope everyone has a great day, and until next time, Happy Stamping!

Monday, January 12, 2009

But I do like...

...moments like these:

Little Miss with her friends giving everyone a hug at her birthday party. She had just finished opening presents.

Little Miss with the class bear, Sam. He even went into the operating room with her.

Little Miss with Meme. We were on our way to the trail of lights when she decided to smile pretty for the camera and look right at the lens, all at the same time. Good stuff there!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

There are no words... describe the yummy goodness that is coming in the Spring-Summer Idea Book and Catalog. Luckily for all of us, Lydia from Understand Blue is our reporter in the field!

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!