Sunday, October 21, 2007

Last Call!

This is your last chance to get a True Friend kit! In the kit, you will get all of the supplies to make the projects shown--2 cards, a covered notepad and a chipboard photo clip. These projects make great gifts for a teacher or friend. The cost is only $15--I need to know by Tuesday if you'd like a kit. I will have the kits ready to go after the class on Friday. You will be able to borrow my stamp set and inks that you'll need to complete the projects.
I am also busy with some holiday home decor projects--a wreath made out of chipboard circles and designer paper, holiday blocks and a Christmas countdown calendar. I will post pictures as I finish them!

Monday, October 15, 2007

Creativity at work

My five year old son has become quite creative lately. I feel like he is following in my footsteps. So Saturday afternoon he gets up from rest time in his room and tells me that I don't need to buy him any racetracks because he drew one on his carpet in his room. Drew one? With what, I ask. Crayon, he answers! Are you serious? So I go into his room and sure enough, there is a very large oval drawn in 3 different colors in the middle of his floor! So he got the reprimand about what crayons are to be used for. I did leave it there because I want to take pictures of it before I clean it up. I think it's pretty creative, and I am a little proud of his creativity!

I am busily working on the Stampin' Up! Color swatches. I am making a few extra, so let me know if you want one.

I also am getting ready for our Christmas card shoebox swap. There are a few spots left, but if you want to do it, you'll have to order soon! So let me know!

Have a great week!

Monday, October 8, 2007


So, the toy recalls have been making lots of news lately, right? My son, Riley, loves Thomas the Tank Engine and has many of the wooden trains. A few of his pieces were recalled early in the summer, so we diligently packed them up and shipped them off to be replaced. The company sent us a little thank you and we're sorry gift in the form of a little wooden train, Toad. Well, I got an email the other day saying our "gift" had been recalled as well! My goodness, what next????
Well, Toad's been missing, but we cleaned today and found him. He'll be in the mail tomorrow. They are supposed to replace him and send another free gift. I'm not sure we'll even open the packages...
They don't make things like they used to, do they? It's kind of sad that we have to be concerned about the toys that we buy. Hopefully, all of Riley's new Cars die casts are safe!

Wednesday, October 3, 2007


Yesterday, I reached my goal weight at Weight Watchers. I am so excited! I start maintenance today, which means I get to eat a little more, which is weird for me. I've been trying to lose for so long! But, for me, it's good that it's taken so long, because I have really made permanent changes in my eating habits. I am confident that I will be able to keep the weight off.

I am selling cardstock swatches featuring the 48 Stampin' Up! colors, neutrals and In Colors. They are $7 each. Please e-mail me if you'd like one.

Monday, October 1, 2007

True Friend Stamp Camp

I am doing a Stamp Camp featuring the True Friend set from the holiday mini catalog. There will be four projects. These are 3 of the 4 projects. Please e-mail me for class details.

Here I Go!

It's my first post!

I resolved to begin blogging when my oldest began kindergarten. He's been in school a month now, so I figured I've put it off long enough! I love reading blogs--there are many that I frequent. It's a little slice of someone's life, and it helps me feel connected to other moms, scrappers and stampers like me.

So who I am I? That's a great question! I ask myself that a lot. At the top of my list, I am a wife and a mom. I have a wonderful husband and two great boys that keep me busy. Next, I am a stamper and a scrapper. I have been a Stampin' Up Demonstrator for 4 years now. I have a great group of friends and customers. I also have recently jumped into the digital scrapping world. I love it because it is mess free and everything is re-sizeable! There are a lot of great tools on the internet, too--many for free!

I also teach 4 year olds at a local program 2 days a week and am the craft coordinator of my local MOPS group. I stay very busy.

My plan for this blog is to share a little bit of my day to day life and also to share some stamping a scrapping projects I am working on. If you want to know about my Stampin Up business, please view my business website at I have a lot of great events coming up and there are some great specials!