Saturday, March 28

Sorry I've been missing...

It seems the sickie bugs have decided to inhabit our happy abode.

My eldest, Lgirl, had a double ear infection, was on amox for 10 days and STILL had one. She then got prescribed augmen, which didn't agree with her at all and I stopped it. We went BACK and she got a script for omnicef and is now on the road to recovery! It's only been 3 weeks. She still has a hacking cough, but who doesn't these days?

Gman has a hacking cough also and it was just a matter of time that I would catch the viral bug. This happened on Tuesday! It hit me in the a.m. and Wednesday I had lost my voice. I'm a taurus so whenever I get sick, odds are it's in my throat.

I've been pumping myself full of vitamin C and zinc while hacking a lung here and there. I still sound like a cross dresser so don't be surprised if you should call! hehe I'm hoping to be fully recovered by Monday.

It's Spring Break next week around here and I don't have TIME to be sick! ARgghh! As it is I've got lots of 4 footed 'visitors' staying while their parents are vacationing and tonight I am running out to collect eggs and take care of 4 other dogs. Busy, busy, busy!

I'm talking pics and will be posting some stuff tomorrow so I will make sure to post 2 goodies since I have been ill!

Have a GREAT evening!

Tuesday, March 24

Things Turning Around...

I hope for Lgirl's sake! We took her to the sick clinic Sunday evening to get different antibiotics. I don't think she reacted too well with the augmentin. She's had a fever on and off since Monday! She's been tested for everything, big, long swabs into the back of her throat and up her nose. Yuck!

She'll be heading to school tomorrow. I'm hoping she feels good and can kick this infection & hacking cough for good!

Here's another SAS card. This one is bright and boyish! I really am trying to like that blue but I can't seem to get a knack for it at all. I will not miss this In color, not at all!

Stamp Sets: Party Hearty; Paper: Summer Sun, Pacific Point, Tangerine Tango, Whisper White; Ink: Pacific Point, Tangerine Tango, Summer Sun; Acc: Paper Snips, Scallop Circle Punch, 1" punch, 1 1/4" punch, 3/4" punch, Dimensionals

Thursday, March 19

Rectangle Coasters FOR SALE

I had to purchase some rectangle coasters for a customer's order and have extras. I've decided to offer them up for sale as there is NO way I would be able to use them all up!

Here's the info:

MEDIUM WEIGHT rectangle coasters. These are 3 7/8 x 5 3/8. I am selling them in lots of 20. Priority shipping for up to 60 will be $5.00 and anything more will be $10. Shipping is NOT included in the prices below.

20 Medium weight coasters = $5.00
40 Medium weight coasters = $9.00
60 Medium weight coasters = $13.00
Let me know if you'd like a price for a bigger amount.

HEAVY WEIGHT Rectangle Coasters.
These are 3 7/8 x 5 3/8. I am selling them in lots of 20. Priority shipping for up to 40 will be $5.00 and anything more will be $10. Shipping is NOT included in the prices below.

20 Medium weight coasters = $6.00
40 Medium weight coasters = $11.00
60 Medium weight coasters = $16.00
Let me know if you'd like a price for a bigger amount.

Please email me with your name, address, an email address I can send an invoice to and what you'd like to purchase. I will send you an invoice and let you know when your payment clears.

Things go by in a blur...

when you have a sick child at home... why is that? Maybe it's because you are in survival mode? I had to take Lgirl back to the doctor because she still has an ear infection and get more drugs. Sorry I'm late with this posting since it was supposed to be yesterday!

Here's the 3rd card of my SAS. Very simple but I really do love that Upsy Daisy set! Very versatile.

Stamp Sets: Upsy Daisy; Paper: Textured DSP, Baha Breeze, Kraft; Ink: Versamark, Basic Brown; Acc: Non SU Brown Brads, Corner Rounder

Monday, March 16

Stamp-a-Stack #2

What a weekend. The weather was very nice, but unfortunately my DD has a fever this a.m. I knew something was going on when I heard her coughing thru the night. Sigh... doesn't it ever end?! lol.

Here's card TWO of the Stamp-a-Stack I had at my house last week.

Stamp Sets: Crazy for Cupcakes, Polka Dot BG; Paper: Baha Breeze, Riding Hood Red, White CS; Ink: Baha Breeze, Riding Hood Red, Black Stazon.; Acc: Dazzlling Diamonds, Blender Pen, 2 Way Glue Pen, Slot Punch, 5/8" Baha Breeze Striped Grosgrain Ribbon.

This is one of my favorites. I scanned it in, so it is hard to see that the riding hood red is mounted on white cardstock. You can see it at the top, but not so much at the bottom. I do so enjoy the cupcake set! LOVE it!

Sorry I keep missing my Friday posts. I will definitely post extra this week to make up for it.

Also... WHERE ARE THE SKETCH CHALLENGES??? I only have one challenge in so you guys need to get crackin'!

Wednesday, March 11


Last month I held a Stamp-A-Stack at my house for my customers. There were 5 cards and they made 3 of each. Here's one of the cards that uses a FREE set from the Sale-a-Bration special that is going on until the end of March. Email me if you'd like to know how to get this set FREE too!

Stamp Sets: Botanical Blooms, Sincere Saluations, Paper: Pretty in Pink, WW, Kiwi Kiss, Ink: Kiwi Kiss, Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose, Acc: Three Flower Punch, Scallop Square Punch, 5/8" Regal Rose Grosgrain Ribbon, Silver Brad

Monday, March 9

Scrap Card

I love it when I can use 'scraps' to make a card. I usually like to make at least 4-6 extras so I'll have some on hand for craft shows, but it's always fun to make a one-of-a-kind card too! I sent this to my upline with some goodies.

It was quick and easy and I'm proud that I was able to use those long flowers. I always look at that page and nothing ever pops into my head!

Stamp set: Best Yet (Ret.), Paper: Basic Gray, Baha Breeze, Light Gray, WW, Ink: Baha Breeze, Basic Gray, Acc: Texturz Plates, Scallop Edge Punch, Urban Garden DSP, Circle Punches.

I've got to get moving. I've been lax on my Newsletter duties and I know my stamping gals would like to get my March one!

Lgirl was sick 2 days last week with a double ear infection. She actually started barfing right before we took her to the doctor on Friday. I believe she got the award for having the most wax pulled out of her ears. The nurse was amazed that she could hear at all! She's on antibiotics now and on the mend. Not to mention happy to go to school today after missing 2 days last week.

Wednesday, March 4

Easter Stamp Available Now

Stampin' Up! is offering customers an opportunity to pre-order select sets from the Occasions Mini Catalog , which won't be released in full until April 1. (Pre-order means you can order it & receive it now before the mini is released)

They are just in time for your Spring and Easter craft needs!
Images are for the English version of each available stamp set.

Item Description Retail Price
113196 An Egg-cellent Easter $21.95
113262 Wagon Full of Fun $34.95
113822 Eight Great Greetings $27.95
115421 Ocho saludos geniales (Spanish Eight Great Greetings) $27.95
114643 Huit souhaits sympas (French Eight Great Greetings) $27.95
113833 Egg Hunt Stampin' Around wheel$6.50

Click HERE to place an order TODAY!

Monday, March 2

A Busy Weekend!

Wow, I have a hard time when the next month starts on Sunday. I think because I don't think about the next month and then I flip my calendar and THERE IT IS! I guess I have a hard time when I schedule something on the first of the month.

I had my Stamp-a-Stack Friday and Saturday! I wanted to thank all the ladies that came. It was GREAT having you and I hope you can make my next one in May! It will be an All Occasions Stamp-a-Stack! I want to cover Mother's Day and Father's Day in there so everyone has cards for those holidays.

Then I didn't realize I had scheduled a function on the 1st (see whole Calendar thing above lol). So not only was I busy Friday night and Saturday morning, but I also had an Au Pair Craft Day Sunday afternoon too! I really enjoy it though. I met girls from, England, France, Germany, South Africa, Guatemala, Columbia and China! It was cool.

Here's the NEW Try This Sketch Challenge (TTSC):

It's from Taylor Van Bruggen's blog. Get your samples to me by the March 31st to be in the running for some 'sweet' prizes! Pick a stamp set, get 2 or 3 colors you like and get to WORK! Can't wait to see what you come up with!