Tuesday, December 14, 2010

We all have our issues...

...and mine is my desk.

I did not realize it was an issue until this weekend, when I had the pleasure of participating in a great swap through Splitcoast Stampers up in Georgetown with my friends Lydia and Dana. We knew that we were going to have an amazingly fun day, because you cannot put the three of us within 10 miles of each other without a high amount of hilarity following. Little did I know that one little comment that I made would result in a near intervention right there at the stamping table.

It went a bit like this: We were discussing how brave it is of girls to post before and after photos of their stamping rooms when they are going from piles of supplies everywhere to a beautiful, organized space. I happened to say something about the fact that I cannot stamp if my stamping table is messy. Lydia looked at me like I just sprouted an extra head. "What exactly do you mean?", she asked.

"Well, I mean that if I finish a project and there is a bunch of stuff all over my desk I stop and put it up before I start something new. That way I know where everything is and can just free up my mind to design. Why? What do you do?"

You know that scene at the end of "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" where poor Veronica Cartwright sees Donald Sutherland out on a busy street, and thinking he is still human, runs up to greet him only to have him slowly outstretch his arm to point her out, all while emitting that high-pitched screech so that all the other soul-sucking aliens would realize she hadn't been transformed yet? It was kind of like that. I think I could have said, "I like taking candy from babies and kicking puppies," with a much gentler response.

"You do WHAT?!?" That was the collective response from everyone withing earshot. I seriously thought a crew from "Intervention" might just materialize and after making all my friends confront me haul me off to Riverton for stamper rehab. (Come to think of it, that would not be all that bad.) The consensus of the group was that poor Kim should be loved anyway, God bless her heart.

So, in the footsteps of those who have been brave enough to go before me, I shall show you pictures of my inner conflict in the "before and after" format. Here we go...

Before: As you can see there is a large amount of just "stuff" all over the desk. Stamps, swaps, Christmas cards that are awaiting envelopes, a full trash can, just a lot of things all over my table. Now, I can hear many of you right now saying, "But there is a ton of room to stamp. I mean, you can still see the actualy table for goodness sakes!" Now, to let you into my mind. If I were to sit there right now to stamp, nothing would get done. Not a thing. Because all I see is a ton of stuff that wants to be put up and out of sight.

So I do, and end up with this:

See? All better now! Everything is back where it belongs and I can easily see 93.2% of the table. My little corner has my grid paper, paper cutter, and stampin' scrub. At this point my mind and heart get all happy and sing a little happy stamping song and I can work on cards.

So, now that I have shown you a behind the scenes secret, it is time for me to get to that table and make some pretty cards for my thank you card class that I am having the week after Christmas. I hope that each of you gets to spend some time in your stampy place this week, whether it is cluttered with piles of fun stuff or cleaned and organized. Thanks for stopping by, and until next time, Happy Stamping!


Saturday, September 18, 2010

Halloween Fun...

...is about to start! I love Halloween, especially now that I have my own little trick-or-treater in the house, and this year I decided to make a few more decorations to enjoy. I took a page from the Stampin' UP! playbook and copied the cute white pumpkins that they showed us at Convention, and came up with this:
Cute, quick and simple using the new Spooky Decor Elements and the Black Rhinestones from the Holiday Mini Catalog. I was really surprised because I have never been able to handle the rub-ons without getting them stuck to everything I don't want them to stick to, but these are so easy to use it makes me want to decorate EVERYTHING!

So, if you come by and Bella has a big spider on her, don't swat at it, I probably just have her all gussied up for the holiday.

Onto other projects, Lydia and I have started a new Friday morning tradition. See, we typically meet up after I drop the kiddo off at school and have coffee and chat. I seriously believe we should have a film crew and buy some time on the TV because we would have an Emmy-award winning hit on our hands. Between the witty conversation and the fact that we know we can solve all of the world's problems if we were only allowed to handle things our way, it is a great time. Well, we finally got smart and added stamping to our Friday morning ritual, and it has been awesome!

I have actually made a self-imposed limit that I have to pack my stamping/coffee bag in 5 minutes or less to keep from overthinking what I will work on. Sometimes I just take one stamp and do a bunch of watercoloring, but this time I actually grabbed enough supplies to make a card, and came up with this little guy:

I had to put a close-up of the sweet little vampire on it because he is just too cute to be scary. Since I often forget to color faces (remember the disaster with the cards I made for Pioneer Woman?) I really like this little vampire because they are supposed to be extra pale, right? I have a feeling I am going to have a lot more fun with this set and the cool flocked polka-dot paper before October 31st arrives.
On another note, I think I am going to go trick-or-treating dressed up like a trauma victim since I have added a knee immobilizer to my own personal stash of orthopedic devices over this past week. See, on Thursday I decided to go out and check my mail. Now, for most people this is just another everyday thing to do, but I don't like doing anything the regular way so I thought it would be fun to see what I could trip over like a klutz on the way back into the house. Luckily, my driveway had a spacer that had come up from between the two concrete slabs, and I hit it in the middle of a full-on stride. I remember hearing the first few strains of Blue Danube Waltz while I began to soar.
Time slowed down to a crawl as I went full-on superman across my driveway. I can only imagine how spectacular I would have looked if I had had a cape on. My arms and legs both actually achieved a full horizontal position as I flung my mail to get that whole "ticker-tape parade" effect for myself. I mean, after all, I was flying!
The only problem with flight is one that I have heard from pilots my entire life: Take-offs are optional. Landings are mandatory. And, since I failed to think this entire thing through to the natural, gravity driven conclusion, I fell like a stone to the earth, striking my knees and foot first, with my hands to follow. The great news is my noggin did not get close to the concrete, which probably would have knocked me unconscious. The bad news is that somehow the part of my flip-flop that goes between my big toe and the second toe got shoved into my foot with enough force to break the big joint of my big toe, and I really banged up my right knee.
I can say that at first I was so happy to be alive that I stood up, gathered my mail, and the the little gymnast manuever where you throw both arms over your head to "salute" your judges and the crowd and to let them know that you are indeed finished with your show. Then I took a couple of steps. The funny thing about a nervous system is how quickly it lets you know that you are in trouble. See, I made it a good 4 steps before my nervous system overrode all of that adrenaline and said, "Hey, uh, Kim? Yeah, you got some broke stuff inside your body." I got into the house and to the sofa, where Little Miss fetched my tylenol and ice and eventually got herself a book and a snack for our trip to the emergency room.
Prognosis: broken toe on the left foot, really banged up knee on the right, and a knee immobilizer and "walking" boot, one for each leg. So, if you are worried about who the zombies will get first, well, I have you covered for the next 10 days because right now I cannot outrun them with these contraptions on.
I hope that you are all having a great weekend, and I just want to say if anyone got video of my stellar fall and decides to post it on YouTube, please, just spell my name correctly and don't put me on the same page as the full-on double rainbow guy.
Until next time, Happy Stamping!

Monday, August 2, 2010


See ya' real soon!


Why? Because we like you!


Yes...we are officially in the Land of the Mouse. Funny thing is, we intended to do one day at Disney during this vacation. Just one. Because last time we were here, we did a full week at the parks. Seven complete days of all things Mickey, Minnie, and definitely a little Goofy. So this time, we decided to use some restraint, because anyone who has done 7 days at Disney knows that by day 5, you are looking at it like you are a hostage in a bad movie, and that doesn't bode very well for the small child in your life. Decision made! Just. One. Day.

Then we took Little Miss to dinner at Downtown Disney, specifically, at T-Rex.

Did I mention that they have "Build-a-Dino" there? Yes, it is Build-a-Bear, but with Dinosaurs.

This is Little Miss giving her pterodon a bath. I thought it was a pterodactyl, but I was misinformed. Little Miss said to me very matter-of-factly, "Mom, I have familiarized myself with the dinosaurs, and this is a pterodon, not a pterodactyl. You can tell because the top of her head is different." Yes. Of course I can. How could anyone not have known that? Guess I'll be doing a little remedial study on the different variety of flying dinosaurs when we get home.
I have always given it to Disney...they go all out on things like this. That is a full-sized T-Rex skeleton "buried" in the ice cave that leads to the restrooms, which were labeled...wait for it...wait for it...She-Rex and He-Rex. Notice the little pre-historic bow on She-Rex's head? Yes, that is a bow. Because, well, even meat-eating ginormously scary dinosaurs like to look pretty!

After dinner we did some shopping and sight-seeing. David decided to try on a Capt. Jack look, while Little Miss opted for the super cute route. Finally, a quick peek into the Bibbidi-Boppity-Boutique, where Fairy Godmothers turn little girls into princesses.

Yes, our intentions were great, but after this first night of fun we decided that we might ought to plan on at least 2 days at Disney, with a Blizzard Beach day thrown in for good measure! Tomorrow is a lazy day for us to just chill out, then it will be off to Mouse-land, where any little girl can be a princess and mommies and daddies get to see some pretty awesome smiles.
I hope that your life is filled with magic and love today! I promise we will return to our previously scheduled stamping program once I get home, but for the next week I am going to be relaxing and having all kinds of Florida fun with the family.
For those of you wondering about those cute little mutts that we left at home, well, they are safe with the house/pet sitter, who called today to let me know that Bella ate his cell phone. Nice. I wonder if a pair of mouse ears will make it up to him?
Have a great night, and until next time...Happy Stamping!

Saturday, July 24, 2010


...is all I can say about this past week! We have had such a great time here, and I am sad to see it end (but I am so happy to get home and see my Little Miss again).

Here are a few random pictures from this past week for your enjoyment:

This is the Salt Palace Convention Center, where we spent the week learning more amazing things about stamping than I can begin to describe or share here. It is so pretty lit up at night, and we had a straight view of it from our gorgeous hotel room.
This is my group of friends that I call "SASS-y", which stands for "South Austin Sassy Stampers". At this convention it included Lydia (giving me bunny ears, myself, Cheryl, and Dana as well. This group is subject to change, and we really do accept anyone who is anywhere remotely near the South Austin area, drinks coffee, eats sushi, and is willing to play Twister. (Lydia abstained from Twister but she is the founding member of SASS-y so she can do things like that without endangering her position in the group.
Not sure if you can see it or not but some of us also have our faces painted in this picture. The entire party was amazingly fun, with hula hooping, twister, game show try-outs, and just general 60's and 70's frivolity.
Next up is one of my favorite pictures, myself and Meg on awards night. There are several reasons that it is my favorite, but one of the top ones is that I got to see Meg in several marches across the stage, one of which was the march for Founder's Circle. This means that Meg made the top 100 demonstrators in the country and is going on a special trip out to St. George, Utah in September. Way to go, Meg! We are all proud of you!
Now, I had a contest yesterday and really enjoyed reading everyone's comments on what your favorite Stampin' Up! products are. The winner yesterday was Susan Brown, who gets her choice of either a reusable grocery bag or a Stampin' Up! clear ruler that has a designer series paper design on it.
Once I get home there will be some more contests, and a lot more pictures. For now I am going to tuck in and get some sleep. I hope everyone has a great day tomorrow, and are ready for a fun week! I will be hitting the phones Monday to make a lot of phone calls because there is an August hostess special that you do not want to miss. In fact, the first four hostesses that book a workshop with me for the month of August will receive their order delivered in one of those ultra-cute new reusable bags. Imagine your free merchandise arriving packed in one of those bags. Yes, I said free merchandise, because for every workshop that closes at $350 in merchandise for the month of August, the hostess will get:

--any Level One or Level Two Hostess set out of the Idea Book & Catalog, the Summer Mini, or the Definitely Decorative catalog, plus

--$40 in free merchandise, plus

--an additional $25 in free merchadise.

That is a huge value in totally free merchandise, just for having a fun afternoon or evening with your friends. And with all the new techniques and designs I have just spent the week learning about, I promise it will be fun. If you need more fun and girl time in your life then get your calendar out because the calls will start on Monday morning. If I don't have your contact information but you would like to have a workshop, then please email me at baxter1@austin.rr.com and I will get in touch with you to get your date on the calendar.

I hope everyone enjoys the rest of the weekend, and until next time, Happy Stamping!


Friday, July 23, 2010

Breakfast with the Executive Team...

...will be happening in the morning! I sure hope that they look in a little better shape tomorrow morning than they did Wednesday night. Just take a little look-see:

No idea who the man with the beard is, but the blond, peace-loving guy next to him is Mark Jessen, who is THE trainer with Stampin' Up. Mark is the guy who helps put together all the amazing training, both online and in-person, that the demonstrators receive.

Let's move on to the groovy couple on the dance floor. Those are none other than Shelli and her husband, Sterling. Even in 70's clothes, Shelli is so cute you just want to put her in your convention bag and bring her home with you. Not that I would ever do that, I'm just saying. Maybe I've said too much. I'll just show a couple of pictures now instead.

This is how the main stage in Demonstrator Theater is decorated. I will do my best to get some more shots tomorrow, as my camera has been ill with me and not wanting to work the way I would like it too, but the set looks like big, huge stamp blocks, a tag with an eyelet and the new ribbon, and on the sides are borders that are done in the eyelet and new scalloped edge border. So cute!

One other cute thing is the perk of bringing your roommates little gifts to welcome them. Now, last year I did not bring any gifts, but I was told that when you are a first time Convention attendee that you aren't expected to. It wasn't until about a week before I flew out of Austin that I realized that this time I would not be a "first timer", and I had better be making some presents, so I created these:

I just love how well the Friends Never Fade set coordinates with the paper. The best part about it is, I don't have to spend a lot of time trying to figure out if it will go together, because I know it will and that these colors look amazing together! The girls were very happy to get these little journals to take notes in for Convention.
So, before I head to bed, time for another contest. Just add a comment and tell me what your favorite new product in the Idea Book & Catalog is and why. I will take entries until 7 p.m. Friday night (Central Time) and will post a winner later that evening.
I hope everyone has a great night, and I will see you all very soon! Until next time, Happy Stamping!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

And the winner is...

...lucky comment number 4, which belongs to Kim M.! Kim, since I know where you live you will get your prize on Monday, which is this:

a designer reusable bag that features new Stampin' Up! colors and this super cute flower design! Congrats to Kim!

I am getting ready for Awards Night with the girls here. This is an amazing night because my upline, Meg, earned Founder's Circle this year! We are going to get all dressed up, and I promise there will be more pictures later and another contest tonight, so check back later to see what it is!

Until next time, Happy Stamping!


Wednesday, July 21, 2010

I promised you....

...some pictures of all the wonderful goodies from Memento Mall, so here are a few:
The Christmas ornament that is so beautiful it made my eyes hurt! You can leave the sweet stamped image in it, or you can put in a favorite photo...whatever you want!
The tote that I will probably snuggle up with tonight! Loved it so much that I also got the matching laptop case to store my paperwork in, since my hubby (rock on, David!) got me a laptop that is too big for a normal case to handle.
Our fun, funky Convention bag this year! First of all, it is pink and orange, and who wouldn't be happy just to touch it, right?
Secondly, it is full of stamp sets, which we all know automatically increases its cool status to Defcon 4.
Finally, I got to experience one of my awesome downline girls get her first Convention bag! I hope that next year we have a slew of Stamp-a-Rama girls here together, having all kinds of fun! I can't wait to post more, and I am so excited to get home to share all the amazing things I am seeing with all of you. If you have ever, or never, thought about having a workshop before you are going to want one when I get back! I just can't wait!
OK, off to happy hour and then to the Flower Power party with the fun folks at Stampin' Up! Tomorrow we will be live from the Main Stage, where all the great classes and demonstrations will be held. I just can't wait! I hope y'all are excited and enjoying the little posts I am putting up here.
Contest for today: Who co-founded Stampin' Up! with Shelli, and what year did the company start? Answer in a comment on this post, and I will draw a winner from all the correct answers. Tell you friends to come check out the blog so that they have a chance to win, too! (Don't be the girl who doesn't tell anyone because you want a better chance for yourself...there will be plenty of love to go around!)
See y'all soon, and until next time...Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Don't be hatin'...

...since I stepped out of the chair massage and got to meet Brian Pilling and get a picture with him. And I didn't even need bail money afterward.

Neelam, Emily, this is for you!
For my downline girls...you will recognize the name because Brian does a ton of the webinars for Stampin' Up! and was a favorite presenter last year. He is so dynamic and fun that when he was doing a mock demonstration about how well the paper cutter worked that I actually thought, "Hey, I know I have one, but I could probably use another one!"
So, here is my first brush with fame at the Center of the Known Stamping Universe! More tomorrow, time for bed.
Have a great night, and Happy Stamping!

We're here!

We have survived a morning of flying to arrive safely in Salt Lake City. As promised, you will see a picture of Tamzin making her swaps while we waited at Denver Airport. What you can't see is that she and I are sitting at a little table with little stools designed for little children. It looked like the best place for some stamping and so we planted our little banner on it and camped out until it was time to board the plane.

Now I have to tell y'all something. I am operating on a miniscule amount of sleep here. I truly, madly, and deeply mean it. Sunday night I was busy working on some things at my house, and ended up getting a whopping 2 1/2 hours of sleep before I had to get up to get my hair cut. Then David and I went on about a squillion errands so that I could:

1. Insure that I would have a nice trip and look like someone you would want to invite into your home to show you how to make pretty things with paper, ink, and stamps, and

2. Make sure that there were enough "easy" foods in the house to give my Little Miss a fighting chance at maintaining some level of nutrition while I am gone.

That is what led to me coming home from those errands and getting into another round of projects that I absolutely had to complete before I left this morning at 5 a.m. for the airport. As the minutes ticked into hours I suddenly realized that I was at the point where if I did lay down, any rest I would get would be equal to a "nap" and not the much needed "sleep", so I ended up staying up. Let's just say that tonight, I have a feeling I will rest very, very well!

Speaking of resting well, here are two quick shots of our room at Hotel Monaco. The beds are beyond comfortable, there is a nice sitting area and since we have a corner room, so great views of the Convention Center where we will all be having fun tomorrow, as well as some of the gorgeous architecture downtown.

I am signing off for now, but expect the following tomorrow:

Pictures of roommate gifts (hey, if you thought the stuff that we see at Convention is great, you ought to see what we do for each other!)

Lots of squeals

Pictures from Memento Mall

More squeals

Pictures from the Gathering Place and Awards Booth

Yep...like little piglets

And the list goes on and on.

For all my girls back in Austin and in the rest of the cyberworld, why don't you leave a comment and tell me what you are most interested in seeing/hearing about from Convention and if you have any predictions on what we might see at Memento Mall tomorrow. I won't just be shopping for me, I am going to be shopping for prizes and the fun (for you) will begin soon.

Have a great night...and until next time, Happy Stamping!


Live, from Denver...

...Tamzin and I are at Denver airport waiting for our next flight which will take us to the Known Center of the Stamping Universe, Salt Lake City! Currently Tamzin is working on swaps and I am hoping that we are able to get bumped off of this flight and onto a slightly later one because it means we can both get a flight voucher, which I will use to....wait for it, wait for it....go to Convention again next year! Or Leadership in January. Who knows, but I can tell you it will be used for the progression of all that is good in the stamping world.

I have to say I am grateful for Tamzin, who, when she saw me looking nervously out at the rainy, gray, clouded skies made a point to tell me, "Don't look over there! Look at me! I went to a lot of trouble to look radiant so that you could look at me and not out the window." I think she is afraid that I really will see a man on the wing of the plane. (Although I discovered that she has never seen The Twilight Zone and I must remedy this as soon as possible.)

For some reason my computer is not allowing me to add my picture of Tamzin diligently working right now, but I will try again soon. Until then, check back often because the updates will come as fast as I can put them in!

Happy Stamping!


Sunday, July 18, 2010


...on a jet plane! Of course, I know when I'll be back again. I am heading to the center of the Known Stamping Universe...Salt Lake City, first thing Tuesday morning. And by "first thing", I truly mean it. My wonderful friend and downline member, Tamzin, is having her equally wonderful hubby, Allan, drive us to Bergstrom at 5 a.m. so that I can calm down before our 7:10 flight out. Since I believe in full disclosure here I had to confess to Tamzin that I am a nervous flier.

I believe that I have a genetic mutation, inherited from my father, that makes it impossible for me to be fully comfortable on a plane. It stems from a number of factors, which are, in no particular order:

1. I like control. I like to know that at any given point in time, I am, or am capable of becoming, fully in control of my surroundings and actions. I do not get this feeling on a plane, particularly when a peach-fuzz faced pilot gets on board and is given the "knuckle bump" to the surfer dude sitting in the bulkhead seat. I want to ask, "Does your mom know you are here?", but I refrain and just silently pray that when death surely comes it will be quick and painless.

2. I see danger. Not like everyday folks see it. One of the drawbacks in having worked a long time in EMS is the fact that you see a lot of unbelievable things. People have a funny way of taking everyday objects and somehow seriously hurting themselves with them, and paramedics get to see it all (and hear the stories) firsts hand. So if I get to sit back and ruminate too long on the fact that I am in a glorified Coke can with wings on it, hurtling at 600 miles per hour and an altitude around 30,000 feet, my mind starts doing the statistics on the fact that if the flight attendant hands me my tasty bloody mary as we hit a little patch of turbulence, there is a strong possibility that the piece of celery in it will shoot up my nose and straight into my brain and I will no longer be me. It could happen. Don't judge me.

3. Ever see Apollo 13? One little part goes bad, and three very intelligent astronauts had to use all of their skill, plus the skill of a Mission Control that was jammed packed with physicists, just to make it back to Earth in one piece. How confident am I that the chick with purple hair at Lockheed-Martin was paying attention the day she soldered that wing into place?
4. I know that deep down, in the depths of my soul, the Twilight Zone writer who thought up that whole, "There's a man on the wing of the plane" bit had some kind of super-secret insider information that there is some weirdo flying cousin of the Yeti that can land on the wing and if not for an observant flier, such as myself, will bring the whole thing crashing to the ground.
So, to keep my mind off of the fact that I do not like to fly, I decided to do some more work on my swaps instead. You want a look? Just remember, if my little jet does not make it to Salt Lake City, Center of the Known Stamping Universe, that these were my last two really cute cards, and I left them here for you to enjoy.
I have churned out 100 of the "Artistic Etchings" one, and am finishing up around 50 of the "Friends Never Fade" card before Tuesday. I think my big plan is to leave all the adhering for the time in the air, so that my mind is busy doing something very mundane and Tamzin doesn't have to feed me Valium like a momma bird giving her babies a worm. Pray for Tamzin, she might need it!
I will be posting updates and as many pictures as I can from Convention starting on Tuesday night. I hope that you will follow along, and feel free to ask questions in the comments section. After I make my first run through Memento Mall (which T. and I are referring to as "Diagon Alley") there might be some prizes to try for here, so stay tuned and tell your friends to come check out my little blog as well.
I hope that everyone had a great weekend and is looking forward to a fun-filled week. Until next time...Happy Stamping!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Nothing like...

...watercoloring to relax you when you need it. Lately, I've needed it. And nothing like a friend linking to your blog to make you realize, "I had better put a card up on my blog today". Thanks for the jump-start, Lydia! (You really need to click on her's because she is addressing a matter of utmost seriousness today. Seriously. OK, not life-and-death serious, but concerning nonetheless.)

I always lament the fact that I don't have enough good "manly" sets for cards for the hubby and father-in-law. This year, I pulled out my favorite stand-by, "For Father", and "Seaside" to make these cards:

On the first one I stamped the toolbox image from "For Father" using Black Staz-On then colored in with my Watercolor Wonder Pencils. One day, when I am old and gray and have nothing left, I intend to hide my pencils under my little-old-lady bathrobe and take them with me wherever I go. That is how much I care for them. They are well-used, and I find that I never seem to have to overthink what I am doing when I pull them out of the box. If you haven't tried them yet, you need to, and I promise that you will begin a life-long love of coloring with pencils, too.
I blended out everything with my Aquapainter and then roughed the edges up a little before I put it all together.
This card got multiple, many colored seashells stamped on it, then I stamped the starfish using Timber Brown Staz-On onto Creamy Caramel cardstock. I painted in some Ruby Red ink using the Aquapainter, which really helped to give the little starfish a personality! I like to think that all starfish are like Peach on "Finding Nemo", giving play-by-play insight to the other fish in their world, whether it is in the sea or an aquarium.
Forgive me, but as far as movies go, if it says "Pixar" or "Disney" on it there is a very good chance I have seen it 5 or 6 hundred times by now. That is what having a kiddo will do to you. What's that you say? "Finding Nemo" came out way before my kid was born? And you know for a fact that I bought it before I ever expected to have her? Well, that is just my business and you can't prove anything, anyway.
So, let me know what you think of the cards, and, if you are so inclined and need a couple of Father's Day Cards and want to spend a little fun time over at my house, shoot me an email and we'll schedule a time that you can make these up. Check out my SU website under "Events" for my full class schedule. (Even though this official class date has passed, I can still do one-on-ones as my schedule allows.)
I hope that you have a fun-filled, watercoloring day! Until next time, Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

It's the End...

...of the Stampin' UP! year, as we know it. I know that I am super-excited for a couple of reasons.

First of all, I get to see what is retiring from the current catalog (you can too, just click here). Secondly, I get to plan a ton of fun classes this month (check out my events page).

But finally, more important than any of those things, I know that very soon I will get a chance to hold a fresh-off-the-presses, brand new catalog in my hands. I have to admit something to you all, because I know that you do not judge me. That new catalog? It won't look new for long. I will attack it with the tenacity of a mongoose going after a cobra, sticky tabs in one hand and a Starbucks in the other, marking page after page with my special color coded system until I will collapse in a heap on my floor, mumbling about designer series paper and new stamps.

It won't be pretty, but it will be fun!

In the meantime, I have been preparing for a Stampin' Up! Opportunity Night at my house tomorrow evening. If you would like to come to hear about the ways that Stampin' Up! can fit into your life, be it as a way to buy great products before everyone else and at a discount, or to help supplement your income, I would love to have you come out to visit. Just comment if you would like to attend and I will make sure that there is a gift bag waiting for you.

I hope everyone has a great day, and until next time...Happy Stamping!