Monday, August 31, 2009

Have you ever had one of "those" days?

Today is one of "those" for me! Oh good granny, this day started out wrong. It's not "bad", just not the way I wanted.

I woke up before the alarm and was in such a good mood! I had in mind what I would do today and it was going to be a very productive day for me. I hopped in the shower then got dressed and started downstairs to chat with my hubby before he left for work.....then I remembered it! Umm, hello!'s Monday....workout like, 30 minutes! No problem, I have plenty of time to change and get to the gym, so off I go. I'm warming up on the treadmill and one of the other trainers informs me that my trainer will not be there today......after I've worked up a slight sweat! Well, this can be a positive thing.....quick workout, get home, shower (again!), get dressed and get busy on my "productive" day!

I make my "to do" list for today and get to work.....1st on the list - my Stamp-A-Stack reminder invite. I finally get it finished after calling Demo Support for a problem then I send it out to my mailing list. One down, 50 to go. ;o) I go to my Meetup group to add my events to that calendar and can't find where it can be a "recurring" event.....fine, I'll just enter them individually. Then I see it......I put the wrong date on my S-a-S reminder that I sent out to my mailing list! GREAT!! Now I go back to the SU! site & send my mailing list a corrected invite with an apology for giving them the wrong date & having to send two messages back-to-back! Geeze! #2, and now #3 off the is looking a little better. :o)

I get a text from a friend, "Can you print off a form for me....I'm out of ink." Ummm, sure. I have to meet Brittany in town & can meet this afternoon. I'm then informed that she's NOT WORKING TODAY! Well hello, go buy ink & print out the form yourself!! Of course I don't learn this little tidbit until after I've printed the form (using up my ink!) and am heading out the door. She tells me she'll be there in a bit....she's in the shower!!! O-M-G!! What in the world did I just get "suckered" into?!

Because I messed up the date for my S-a-S, that frees up a LOT of time for me so that worked to my advantage. I've updated a group website that I "own", replied to some messages and completed tasks that were not on my list but definitely needed to be taken care of! My day is on the up-swing (don't read that out loud....I don't want anything "jinxing" me!)! Now to get a few projects photographed, complete some others and get my step-daughter's pictures onto a disc. I have a full plate for today but doggone it, I'm up for the challenge! ;oD

I had actually typed up some posts for y'all while I was out of town last week.....they didn't post (could ya tell?!). I'll fix those so that they'll post over the next few days & you can see what I was up to along with posting pictures from my quick trip to DC with my wonderful hubby! I hope you have a fantastic day and very few of "those" days! :o)

Friday, August 21, 2009

You Rock!

I fell in love with this set last year when it was released and somehow it just kept getting bumped down on my "must have" list. Obviously, I now own it and I have to say it's just so darned cute and versatile! It's not just a guy stamp, girls like it as well.

I couldn't resist giving this little girly skull a "grill" (isn't that what they call the silver accessories put in your mouth?) and a shimmery bow! I think Brittany is really going to get a kick out of this card since we have the same sense of humor. The inside of the card says, "YOU ROCK!"

The DSP I used on the front of the card is from the new "Cast A Spell" DSP and I just can't wait to use it on other things. The scallop circle is not a Sizzix's a circle that I scalloped with my slit punch! That is so easy it should be illegal - LOL. All you do is cut a circle - cut a circle out of the inside of that circle, then punch "slits" all the way around the outside of your circle with the slit punch. If that is not clear, leave me a comment and I'll see if I can post a tutorial on how to do it.

Speaking of comments, leave me one telling me how you like this card - I would love to hear from you!

Stamp Set: Just Jawing
Cardstock: Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Confetti Ivory
Ink: Basic Black, VersaMark, Melon Mambo
Accessories: VersaMark pen, Silver embossing powder, glue pen, Dazzling Diamonds

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Things I Love

You'll get to see the cards I send to Brittany before she sees them so y'all have to promise not to share them with her! ;o) She is only 45 minutes up the road from us so it's a lot easier on both of us with her being away at college but I still want to send her paper hugs from home!

This is one of the stamp sets I received when I picked up my bag at Convention. Yes, I said "one of"....we got 4 sets and a wheel this year! I LOVE Convention! You could too and this month is the perfect time to join my team with the $85 Mini Starter Kit AND the welcome gift from me....1/2 the cost of the new "My Digital Studio" when it's released! That is an almost $200 value for only $85!

This card sentiment shows you exactly why I like to use the Stamp-a-ma-jig when stamping sentiments...notice the slight downhill slant. I had already adhered everything to the card before stamping the sentiment so I left it alone and I'm not really freaking out about it because I know Brittany will get a chuckle out of it not only being crooked but also because she knows I LOVE shoes!

I hope you enjoyed today's card and I would love to hear any comments you have!

Stamp Set: Things I Love
Cardstock: Very Vanilla
Ink: Dusty Durango, Soft Suede
Accessories: Square Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals, Scallop Edge Punch, Sponge Daubers

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Growing Up Promotion

Spend $35 on stamp sets from the Growing Up section of the 2009-2010 Idea Book & Catalog (pages 74-90) until August 31st and receive a FREE package of Designer buttons--a $7.95 value! Eligible buttons are listed below and can be found on page 181.

Playground Designer Buttons
Sherbet Designer Buttons
Button Latte Designer Buttons

Purchase the brand-new D├ęcor Elements Growth Chart, only available August 1-September 30, and as an added bonus, receive a free applicator tool with your purchase (a $1.95 value).

Brittany's 1st College Card

My beautiful daughter started college today....okay, she started classes today. We had a very busy weekend with her this past weekend. We had a family cookout on Saturday so that family and friends could see her before we moved her into her dorm. Sunday we moved her into her dorm room - wow that room was small!! We had her room pretty much set up and I took a little stroll down the hall to look at a "Pepto & black" room. This room looked like someone got sick off a major binge of Pepto....only brighter pink! I seriously don't know how these girls are going to be able to sleep because their room is SO bright pink....maybe the black accents will help! The good thing about their room was that it was so big because of their layout! I immediately called Brittany, her roommate Jordan & Jordan's mom to see it.....we decided to "CASE" their layout and that really opened up their room as well!
The girls had scheduled activities beginning Sunday afternoon/evening and continuing through yesterday so that they didn't have enough time to get homesick. It worked pretty well although Brittany did say she was a little homesick....just not enough to want to come home - YAY!! Today is the start of her classes and I can't wait to hear from her to see how all two of them went! Yes, you read that correctly....she only has TWO classes today. Actually, she only has two classes Tue. thru Fri. Monday is her "heavy" day where she has THREE classes. LOL!
She got her address yesterday and as soon as she sent it to me, I had to get a card in the mail to her! The colors on this card really don't show up looked so pretty in real life. I used the new stamp, "Medallion" that is the number one seller since the release of the 2009 Fall/Winter catalog! I'm seeing some great things with this set that have really got me excited so don't be surprised if you see it often in my projects! ;o)

Stamp Set: Medallion
Cardstock: Confetti Ivory
Inks: Chocolate Chip, Brocade Blue
Accessories: Button, Stampin' Dimensionals

Friday, August 7, 2009

Exciting News!

I can’t tell you how flippin’ excited I am!! I am currently in Salt Lake City, Utah for our annual Stampin’ Up! Convention and we had a wonderful announcement/challenge this morning: All Demonstrators attending Convention have the opportunity to get the new (and soon to be released!) “My Digital Studio” at half-price or FREE! How? By team building! If we add 1500 team members to the Stampin’ Up! family by August 31st, we will be able to purchase it for 50% off. If we add 3000 team members, we will get a copy of it absolutely FREE!!

Now, my question to you is…..when would you like to discuss joining my team? Seriously! With the Mini-Starter kit special ($85.00!!!!) going on right now (promotion ends August 31st), there is no better time! The great thing is that you decide how much or how little you work YOUR business! You could be someone that only wants to purchase the Standard Starter Kit because of the value (you pay $199 and get over $335 in product!). You could be a “Hobby Demo” that wants to receive the 30% discount on your first $150 order then the normal 20% discount as well as have the occasional purchase from your family and friends. You could be a “Hybrid Demo” that loves the 20% discount, getting together with family & friends for workshops and earning extra money to help out with the bills or to have some “fun money”. Finally, you could be a “Career Demo” that not only loves to receive the 20% discount, but also loves to teach classes, host workshops and receive recognition for your hard work. You look at this opportunity as a way to do what you love, share what you do and inspire others to join you in this journey.

You decide how active you want to be. Once you purchase the Starter Kit, you have no obligation to make another purchase and there is no penalty if you should decide to drop. The minimum to stay an active demonstrator is $300….quarterly! Yes, you read that right – only $300 every 3 months to stay active & keep getting that 20% discount!

Whether you want the discount on your personal purchases, you want to earn enough money to cover your quarterly minimums, you want a part-time job to get you out of the house or you’re looking for a full-time career where YOU’RE in charge, I would love to have you on my team!

Contact me for any questions you may have or if you are as excited about this promotion as I am and you want to sign up online, click here. The required password is 40115.