Tuesday, November 30, 2010

christmas decorations

i don't have anything new stamped to show you but i did put up the tree & inside christmas decorations last night..............i usually put this garland on the fireplace, but decided to do something different this year--i put it on the buffet in the foyer.  i used to have over 80 nativities but over the years have given some away  or don't put some out.  i've gone for a more "minimalist" way of decorating & only put out my real favorites.  i love the way this turned out!

this is a special pewter set from my friend lynn--she lives 5 miles away from me but i haven't seen her in about 4 years.  some friends are in your life for a long time & others come & go.............i think of her often when i look at this set.

normally i have just the garland & stockings on the mantel.  i like this here, but i wish it had more height variety to it . 

i need to go to the craft room & prepare for stamp camp, but i'm tempted to curl up in bed with a book or a movie!!  yesterday it was in the 80's & today the 50's!!!   i refuse to turn on the air conditioner OR the heater!!!!!!  i love blankets!!

check back tomorrow for more.........decorations or stamped stuff ?-? !!

                  can you believe it's december?!?!?!?!?!!!!

Monday, November 29, 2010

december 12 stamp camp

don't forget to rsvp for the december 12 stamp camp.  the theme is "simple cards" - we'll be doing some simple christmas cards & some other simple cards & items!  the swap is  also "simple cards" & the swap number is 10.  there will be a special gift for all who attend, so be sure to rsvp so that i have enough gifts for everyone!

wasn't able to post pictures to my blog last week - hopefully all's working now..............

over the weekend i made some gifts for suzanne & her sorority big & twin sister.......made them some cute peacock cards (but forgot to take a picture of the cards!!!  you can see the peacocks on the box lids below), and made a decorated box to store cards in & i found some peacock ornaments at hobby lobby! (forgot to take pic of those too!)  here are the boxes:

after i took the picture of emily's box, i noticed that the i's dot was all wonky, so i fixed it but didn't retake the picture!

thanksgiving was nice - i loved having suzanne home & it was real hard to see her go this time.  you'd think it'd get easier..........wrong!   christmas is going to be hard......

speaking of which, i think i'll get the stuff out & decorate--we didn't get a chance to do it this weekend.

see y'all at stamp camp soon!

never too young................

i hope stampin' up!  has a 50% off the demo kit sale in 14 years when sami's old enough to become a demonstrator!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   isn't that just tooooooooooooo cute!!!??!!!!


Tuesday, November 23, 2010

i need to get back in the swing of things regarding blogging!

since i had the flu, i haven't been able to get all the things done that i'd like to do....especially keeping up with this blog.  i don't know how some of "those ladies" out there do it----they stamp, scrapbook, do 150 other things AND have time to blog about it!!!   oh well, i'm not trying to keep up with them.  i'm doing this to share some of the neat things we do in stamp camp or i do myself.  sure, i'd like you to check it out everyday because you never know when it'll be updated, but i don't promise to update it every day  - as much as i'd like to, sometimes it's just not feasible!  and i'm not going to stress over it, because then it won't be fun for any of us!  so you just check back in whenever you want & some days you'll be surprised with a new post!!!!

SU!'s having a huge sale - go to their website & check it out.  i've placed our nov. stamp camp order, so if you want any of the sale items, you can order them yourself online.   i don't have a demo website right now, so to order you'll have to select me as your demo & place the order.  there are some really neat items on sale!  my digital studio is 1/2 price!!!!   it's really neat & not just for scrapbooking - it can do lots of stuff!!!

i got a huge surprise last night----suzanne was supposed to come home for thanksgiving on wednesday evening, but she arrived last night!!!   she's spent most of the time with benita, but that's ok---it's nice having her "home".  i'm sure we'll get some time together sometime!

i was going to add some pictures, but "it's" not letting me right now............i hate technology!!! 

i'll be cooking tomorrow night, so not sure i'll be back on here before thanksgiving.  have a blessed one!!!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

feeling better, but weak!

thanks everyone for all the get well wishes & prayers.  i was really sick with the flu; i'm feeling better, no fever since early yesterday, i'm eating, but very weak & tired.  it's funny how you can get tired just laying in bed for days!!  this afternoon i sat out in the back yard for a little while.  felt so nice to be out of bed!

everyone's got holiday plans most weekends this month, either craft shows or other events so there's not really a good time this month to reschedule the name frame stamp camp.  we have a stamp camp already planned for dec. 12 so let's reschedule the name frames to JANUARY 16, which will get us back on the "3rd sunday" schedule.

HOWEVER, we still need to submit our hostess club orders because bernie's the november hostess & she wants to use her hostess benefits for christmas gifts.  if you're in the hostess club, please email me your order by friday.  THANKS.

our december stamp camp theme is "clean & simple christmas cards" & our swap theme is also "clean & simple" (doesn't have to be a christmas card though!).  PLUS, i'll have a special gift for everyone who comes to the dec. 12 stamp camp!!  just a little thank you for being my friends & customers!!   (we'll rsvp for the camp & swap later this month....too early now!!!)

here are a couple of my favorite past stamp camp projects:

well, that's about enough info for now--maybe too much!!!  y'all take care & don't get the flu like i did!!!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

november 7 stamp camp cancelled

i have the flu so we'll have to cancel tomorrow's stamp camp.  sorry for the inconvenience.  we reschedule.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

name frame stamp camp this sunday!!!

hey everybody!  put your frames, adhesives, papers, etc IN YOUR CAR RIGHT NOW so you won't forget everything for sunday's stamp camp!!!!!!

(if you're doing an 8x20 frame, you'll need 2 pieces of 12x12 scrapbook paper for the background!)

SEE YOU SUNDAY @ 2pm - we're not swapping this time.  please RSVP just to give me an up-to-date head count on who's coming......i'll need to round up some chairs 'cuz we're gonna SIT for this stamp camp!!!

here are a couple of my favorite fall cards.............i love leaves!!!

have a blessed day - dontcha just love this cold weather?!?!