Happy Thanksgiving 2017!

Happy Thanksgiving 2017!

I want to take a quick moment to let you know how thankful I am for you!  You are such an encouragement to me.

I hope you have a wonderful day celebrating with family and friends!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Congratulations Card in the Mail

Congratulations Card in the Mail

I was excited to receive a handmade card in the mail this week.  It was from Rich Jutkins, the president and COO of Stampin’ Up! with a handwritten note inside.  Then, yesterday I received a voicemail (I didn’t get to answer the call) from one of the ladies at the Stampin’ Up! home office.  What a fun week!

Why?  With your help, I recently reached a sales milestone with Stampin’ Up!  I could not do it without you, thank you!  When I purchased my Starter Kit in January of 2006, I had no idea how this would go.  I still enjoy stamping and teaching as much as I did then!

I thought you might like to see the card I received in the mail.

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Stamp of the Month Classes Summer 2017

Stamp of the Month Classes Summer 2017

We had such a great time at the New Catalog Party last evening!  Between being with friends, creating, eating yummy foods, and looking at a new catalog . . . what isn’t there to like?!

I am working on the summer class calendar, but until I hear from the library about the dates I’m requesting to have classes there, I can’t really post a finished schedule.  I can post the upcoming Stamp of the month classes, however!  Here they are:

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New Catalog Day – June 1, 2017!

New Catalog Day – June 1, 2017!

It’s New Catalog Day!!  Are you excited?  Do you want to see it?!

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Don’t Forget – Catalog Reminders

I want to take today to remind you about a couple things.

First, don’t forget about all the retiring products!  Some have sold out, but there are still a lot available.  I encourage you to look at them online so you can visualize what is going and make sure you’re not missing out on anything!

Second, our New Catalog Party is right around the corner!  Be sure to make your plans to attend and RSVP so I can have new goodies ready for you to play with.

New Catalog Party

It’s time for a new catalog! Let’s play with some new product, snack, and check out that new catalog!

When: Thursday, June 1, 6:30 P.M.
Where: StampThat, New Freedom, PA
Cost: Free!
RSVP: by May 30
What to bring: Sticky Strip, Snail, and a snack to share

And finally, that New Catalog Party means we’re getting a new catalog!  Yay!  If you’re not going to make it to the party, be sure to check in with me to get your new catalog.  There are great new goodies in there!  The new catalog goes into effect on June 1.

Sharing Jaan’s Creativity for Leader Appreciation

Sharing Jaan’s Creativity for Leader Appreciation

My children attend Awana at our church, and my husband and I work with the Awana program.  Last evening was Leader Appreciation Night and I wanted to share what my my middle son, Jaan, made for his leaders.

Jaan asked me to show him where the t-shirt dies were before I went to take my Sunday afternoon nap yesterday.  He was planning to make a little something for his leaders.  I showed him the dies and then went to lie down.  Apparently he got pretty busy while I was sleeping!  When I came back down, he showed me this.

In Awana they wear uniform shirts and this looks like the shirt for his class!  He made one of these for each of the leaders in his class and then wrote a little message on the back.  Supper cute!

He told me he made something for me as well, but didn’t want to show it to me at that time.

I work the check-in desk at Awana,   On a normal night I’m asking them if they have certain items and then they get “Awana Bucks” for having the things they need.  At different times throughout the year, the kids are given the opportunity to use their Awana Bucks to purchase items from the “store.”

When Jaan came to check in, he laid this on the table.

This is his version of 5 Awana Bucks!  He did such a good job and had me laughing – I love it!  This is about the size of a business card and he wrote a nice little message on the back.  (The real thing does have a dog in the middle with it’s tongue hanging out, just in case you’re wondering.)

I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing the creativity from Jaan today!  I look forward to seeing several of you in classes tomorrow for the Stamp of the Month, Step It Up, and Lighthouse Decor classes!

Quick Trip North Spring 2017

Quick Trip North Spring 2017

I had plans to write blog posts this past week while we went up north . . . but I’m afraid being on vacation went to my head and I forgot all about my resolve.  My brain just clicked into vacation mode and now I find myself at home with no blog posts being written this past week.  Don’t you love vacation?!

I thought you might like to see a quick picture, we primarily spent our time with Andrew’s family in New York but we did sneak away to Vermont one morning.  This is a picture of a covered bridge we crossed over during our trip.  (We may have turned around and gone back just to make sure we crossed it and I was able to take pictures!)  As it turns out, Norman Rockwell’s house was at the end of that particular road, but we did not have time to stop and explore.

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High Tide Let Hope Card

High Tide Let Hope Card

Let me share me “other favorite” High Tide Stamp of the Month card with you today.  I got the idea for this card from another I saw, but I used different materials to get a similar effect since I did not have the DSP they used.Continue reading