Saturday, August 23, 2008

My friend Dine...

Okay so I haven't opened the boxes yet. I really wanted to, but some things are more important than stamping. Yes I said it!!! One of those is friendship. My friend Nadine is home from Virgina and is leaving on Sunday. Last night was the only time I was going to have to see her, so I jumped at it. We went for coffee and desert and had a great talk. We always have a great talk. That is what best friends are all about. It might take you a few to get back into the swing, but once you do, it is like you just saw one another yesterday. I showed her some of the projects I have made and we actually took a video one of them. If I figure out how to post it, I will. Anyway, I will get these boxes open this weekend. Hopefully tonight!!!

Friday, August 22, 2008


I got home last night and the man in brown had left me two nice sized boxes that said Stampin Up! Unfortunately, it was just about 10:30pm and I was, everything is still boxed. Tonight I will be unpacking and playing with all of my new toys! Check back tomorrow as I am sure there will be some pictures!!!

Is it 5:00 PM yet??? Darn only 1:30 PM :O(

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Mobile blogging

So I am trying my hand at mobile blogging. This is a picture of my desk at work. Don't look to close, you will see how messy it is. I am realy lucky to sit by a window. Well this is it for mobile blogging, let's see how it turns out!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

20 Years

Where were you 20 years ago? Were you listening to "Push It" by Salt-n-pepe? Or were you watching Winona Ryder battle it out with Beetlejuice? I was just about to start my Senior year at Lincoln HS (okay - no one do the math..please..hee hee!!)

Well 20 years ago two sisters decided to Love what they do and Share what they love... and they started a company called Stampin Up...

The rest as they say is History! Now Stampin Up has moved beyond just rubber stamping and has begun to branch out more and more.. They now offer the Decor Elements which is very exciting. I can't wait to find out what they do next and I am so happy to be a part of it. Where were you 20 years ago? You may not remember exactly, but just think how far we have all come!!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Its been 1 year and 1 month

Its been 1 year and 1 month since I signed up to be a Stampin Up Demonstrator. I love stamping and felt as though I didn't make enough time to stamp. I was also looking for a way to meet new people who shared some of the same interests. Being a Stampin Up Demonstrator has done both of these things for me. Sure, the 20% discount on items I was probably going to buy anyway has been a great bonus. But becoming a demonstrator was more about the fellowship than anything else.

I now have a growing group of people that I have found to share more than just stamping with. They are slowly becoming my friends and the fact that they also like to stamp is just a bonus.

Monday, August 18, 2008

It is all about the details..

Mike and I just got new doors installed. We bought these doors back in the beginning of June and they only just got installed today. I will leave the name of the company out, but needless to say I am less than impressed.

I had to call them before I left for convention to find out why they had not called me to schedule the install. They said the doors had come in damaged and they had just received them so they could schedule the install now. convenient...

So we schedule them, I take the day out of work and they don't show up. I call them to find out that the "guy" (apparently there is only one) called in sick. So they schedule me for a Saturday which they never do - and I should be so happy they are fixing this for me. Well that would have been fine if when they showed up on Saturday to install my doors that they had the right doors. NOPE! They sent three guys to install 4 doors, only got 1 installed because the other three were the wrong ones.

They were so sorry and we will schedule this again for you... This reschedule was today. Today, they sent 1 guy to install 3 doors. He worked his butt off and I was so appreciative of his hard work and attention to detail. Less impressed with the sales guy - who clearly messed this whole thing up..or at least did not pay attention to details.

So remember in your day to day life - that it is all about the details. The most important detail is followup!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Scheduled Upcoming Events

Here is a short list of some upcoming events that I have scheduled. As always, please contact me if you would like to host an event either at your house or at mine.

Contact me via email: to register for these events.


Recipe for fun!!

6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Sep 26 Eastern

Need a recipe for fun? Come to my class and get just that. We will be making a handmade recipe book - that you can keep for yourself or give as a gift! I am offering two class Options:

1) Pay $50.00 you can leave with a handmade recipe book and a mounted From the Kitchen of stamp set to add as many pages as you like.

2) Pay $20.00 if you have your own From the Kitchen of Stamp Set already and just want to make the book. Stay and make this with me at my house, or feel free to buy it as a kit and take it home with you. Want to make more than one? Buy as many $20.00 kits as you can carry!!! RSVP for this class by September 10th.

Along with your RSVP, email me your favorite recipe and I will make copies to share with the group.


Make World Card Making Day - Your Day!!
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Oct 04 Eastern

Make World Card Making Day - Your Day!!! Come to my house, use my tools (stamp sets, punches, ink pads, markers, Big Shot etc.) - bring your own card stock and adhesive or use mine at a cost of $1 per card. Love a set that you own, but not sure what to do with it - I will help you surf the web to find just the right card to copy. This is your day - make what you want!!! Light snacks will be provided.

Happy 4 Christmas

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Oct 19 Eastern

It is almost that time of year! Come get ideas for your own Christmas Cards by stamping some with me. We will make 4 easy, but fun Christmas Cards. The cost of this event is $5.00.