Saturday, February 7, 2009

I'll try to do better

I am going to give this one more try. I hope that I will be able to keep up with it better this year now that things might settle down a little bit.

Since July, things have been busy. I gave birth to a (not so) little boy (we knew it would be a boy) named Ivan. He was 9 lb 9.6 oz and 22" long. He's now about 20 lbs and 27" long (he'll be 5 months Valentine's Day). He's so much fun. He's an extremely happy baby.

I'm really looking forward to the next few months. The girls turn 7 in a couple of weeks. Spring is coming (I love Winter but am ready for it to be over). I'm ready to start trying to lose this weight I gained last year when pregnant.

I'm having my open house today. Here is a copy of the card we are making for the make-n-take. It has Happy Valentine's Day on the inside. Supplies used (all Stampin' Up!): Stamp sets--Just B, Simply Said, Holidays and Wishes; Cardstock--Very Vanilla, Real Red; Ink--Real Red; Other--Heart to Heart punch.
I'll be using this card for teachers and such too.
I can't wait to begin playing with new toys from the new catalog soon. If you don't have your new catalog yet, let me know. Sale-a-bration is going on right now--for every $50 you spend, you get a free stamp set, paper pack or ribbon bundle. This is good through the end of March so contact me today.

I have some classes coming up--Simply Sent Card Elemets and a few stamp a stacks. See my SU website for details (
Till next time (which will hopefully be soon).

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Has it really been that long???

Wow, I can't believe I haven't updated since April. I'm really bad. May was spent working with Dan trying to get him a new job since he was "laid off" in April. We also spent every weekend up in Lansing or at the lake. I think since the beginning of May we have been home a total of 2 weekends. It has been a crazy summer. The kids got out of school in June and Dillon spent 2 weeks at Grandma's house and the girls were only home for a week before they started Girl Scout Day Camp. They aren't officially in Girl Scouts yet but it was open to all girls ages 5-12 from their school (and a few others). Today is their last day. They have thoroughly enjoyed it though and so have I since I haven't had to figure out what to do with them 5 days a week--instead it's been just Fridays and we have been headed to Lansing most Fridays for whatever reason.

I just started a new round of Stamps in the Mail if you are interested. I'm still working on getting July's projects done. Between classes every week and not being home on weekends, it's been hard to get them done.

I have one more class scheduled for August 4th and then after that I'm on maternity leave. The doctor told me last week if I can get through next week (I'll be 35 weeks then) she won't stop labor if it starts. This pregnancy has been sooooo much different than the other 2. I'm just as big but it's been much harder to get around and such. Of course it doesn't help when the kid drops at 32 weeks. That and the fact it's been hot so far this summer. Oh well.

Dan started his new job (thankfully) at the beginning of the month and he absolutely loves it. He is working for Target as a Group Leader in the Distribution Center about 20 minutes from here which means we didn't have to move either.

I'll quite boring you for now. Keep checking, I will try to update more often. Here's a project from the last round of Stamps in the Mail. It's an altered mini composition book.

All supplies Stampin Up!: Tempting Turquoise Designer Series Paper, Just Because Stamp Set, Lots of Thoughts stamp set; Real Red, Tempting Turquoise and More Mustard Markers; Very Vanilla cardstock; scissors, Small Oval punch. Mini composition book was bought at the local Dollar Tree.
Until next time (which hopefully will be soon).

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Stamps in the Mail

Here is one of the cards for Round 3 that the girls are doing this month. They are all excited.

All supplies are Stampin' Up!. Real Red, Wild Wasabi and More Mustard carstock; Tempting Turqouise and East Coast Prep designer paper; Tempting Turquoise 1/4" grosgrain ribbon; 1 3/8" circle punch; corner rounder; Styled Silver Hodgepodge Hardware; sticky strip.

Monday, March 24, 2008

Stamps in the Mail Round 3

Stamps in the Mail round 3 will be starting up in April. I am currently working on the projects and will have samples soon.

If you would like to participate, please let me know. Here are the details:

“Stamps in the Mail” is for those of you who like to stamp but cannot find the time or the inspiration to come up with ideas. ANYONE can join, regardless of where you live! You will get four new projects each month & get to keep all of the supplies and accessories from the club.

For $30/month, you get the following packaged & delivered to you:

1 new stamp set from the Mini Occasions catalog

ink pad(s) and/or marker(s)

consumable supplies precut and scored in cello bag for 3-4 projects each month

various embellishments for projects in stampin’ store mini container

various other supplies as projects require

directions with color photos

All supplies will be from Stampin’ Up unless we do not sell it!

During each round, you will get different supplies to work with each month (but building off each month’s supplies). My directions & the precut cardstock will be to make 3-4 cards/projects with all of your new goodies, but remember, you will be able to reuse many of the supplies in your kit again! This is such a great value. . .

“Stamps in the Mail” Freebies/Specials:

Don’t want to stamp alone? Invite a friend or two . . . or four (!) to join you when the supplies arrive. And if there are 5 of you signed up as a group, you will get extra freebies in your monthly shipments. If you have friends/family who do not live near you, you may still sign up as a “group,” so forward this info on to them!

Prepay for all 3 months ($90) and receive an ink pad and refill FREE—your color choice (an $8.00 value).

Spring/Summer 2008 Idea Book

There will be specials available ONLY to program participants.

ROUND THREE begins in April, so please RSVP by 5 April. Each round lasts 3 months, so your commitment is only for a short period of time. However, you may choose to renew your commitment at the end of the round. I promise you will not be disappointed in the amount of supplies and the quality of the projects.

Looking forward to hearing from you.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Workshops scheduled (finally)

Okay, so I haven't posted pictures yet but I have finally scheduled some workshops. One is on March 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and the other is April 10 from 7 to 9 p.m. We will be making 10 cards for $15. Please let me know if you would like to come and bring a friend.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Let's try this again.

Okay, so I finally decided to try this blog thing again. I guess it was just too much to do with being a single (yet still married living in 2 different states) mom of 3, trying to get a 3,500 sq ft house ready to move into a 2,000 sq ft house 650 miles away, Thanksgiving, Christmas (the weekend we moved) and then trying to get the new house settled. Oh, by the way, did I mention that we got pregnant while doing all this? Yes, baby no 4 is due around Labor Day (fitting isn't it?).

I am in the process of setting up my stamp (craft) room--I know, it's been a pain in the you know what to actually get any stamping done. Of course, we just had a birthday party for my girls--they turned 6 so I did invitations for those at the "dining" room table that was set up in the family room since we couldn't get to our dining room yet. Needless to say, our basement has a lot of stuff in it that needs to come back upstairs.

I have my second round of Stamps in the Mail going right now and will be starting Round 3 next month. I'm not sure what we are going to be doing yet but it will include things out of the Occasions mini catalog.

I will try to post some pictures soon of the stuff I've been busy working on.

Thanks for visiting.

Saturday, October 20, 2007


Sorry I have been away and not updating regularly. I was in Michigan with my husband looking for a new house. The kids and I currently live in Virginia but will be moving to Michigan at Christmastime to be with my husband again. He got out of the military in May and found a job in Kalamazoo in September after the kids had already started school so we stayed here and he went there. We were successful in finding a home and should be new homeowners on Nov. 14. I will be adding more pictures of cards and such hopefully next week when I get time to stamp some more up. Thanks for looking.