Wednesday, December 24, 2008

It's Dec. 24th already?!

Where, oh where did this month go? I'm sooooo behind ... not that that's unusual for me, but this year, I'm ridiculously behind! I'm chalking it up to the vendor fair I ran at the beginning of the month, and the job at Michaels where I've been working extra hours. I have to get off this computer and actually finish MAKING my Christmas cards! lol! I'm making 130 cards this year, and in my little head, I thought they were pretty simple! Until I started making them! Sure, the basic card is simple ... a piece of folded cardstock w/Designer Series Paper. It's the rest of the card ... embossing outside & inside, the ribbon with the hint of silver cord, the felt snowflakes (I had to get anal about this step ... one of each color, and I couldn't have two of the same on one card!), the rhinestones, my signature stamp. Then, when I'm all done, I still have to fill them out, put in envelopes and add labels & stamps. I have to work today at 2:30pm (I worked last night too, and didn't get home until after midnight!), so do I think I can finish before then? NO!!! I think this year they might actually be my "Easter cards" as my hubby calls them! lol

And, decorations ... HA! We don't even have a Christmas tree! I took my son shopping on Saturday night, and when we got home, he dubbed the big palm tree in our family room our "Christmas tree". I'm so pathetic.

I hope everyone is fairing the holiday season better than me and really enjoying yourselves. I'm going to take some much needed time off for the next 2 weeks, and hopefully, get organized! That's my New Year's resolution ... organization! Oh, and to have 2009 Christmas cards done early! HA!

Merry Christmas everyone!

Friday, December 12, 2008

End of year classes

Well after tonight's class, there are only 2 more classes next week, and that's it until Jan. 7, 2009! I'm taking a much needed break for two weeks. I plan on cleaning out my stamp room and trying to get some organization around here... oh, and relaxing.

And the new catalog comes out next month! I can't believe it's been 6 months already for this catty! I loved this one, and I haven't spent this much in years! I've seen a sneak peak at the new hostess sets, and you're gonna love 'em! I just ordered a Level 2 set and a Level 3 set, and I can't wait to make some samples. We're gonna have great fun at my new catalog party next month. Speaking of which, guess I better get that on my calendar, huh? I think Saturday, January 31st sounds great!

Well, I'm off to finish preparing for tonight's class. See you soon!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Retired List and ... FREE SHIPPING!

Where do I begin? First, the retired list came out. I didn't do too bad this time... only 13 of my regular sets are retiring (besides ALL my current hostess sets). Oh well, I should be used to this by now. Anyway, go to my website (click the icon on the right) to view the list.

But, to make the list less painful for me, and even better for you ... they are offering 10% off pricing for items on the retired list between Dec. 9-23, 2008. And, if that's not enough ... FREE SHIPPING too! During that same time frame, you can receive free shipping on all orders over $70!

And, while you're on my website checking out the great promotions (don't forget the Sampler promotion--spend $20, get 20% off any set from the Fall-Winter Sampler catalog, and the Country Living Holiday Collection), under Holiday Extravaganza, you can download a great gift giving guide.

It's so easy to order too, you can do it yourself while on my website ... just click the 'shop now' button at the top of the home page (below my personal information).

Of course, I'm still here if you have any questions, or if you'd prefer to go through me. So, don't wait ... the 10% off the retired list and free shipping only last until Dec. 23rd, and the Fall-Winter Sampler promotion is over on Jan. 18th.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Good Evening ... err, morning.

I'm so behind in my postings because I've had some trouble accessing my blog! I thought it was a provider problem, then a McAfee problem, and it turned out to be a router problem. A simple unplugging, then replugging after a minute and wa-laa! I'm back in business! So, now that my vendor fair is over, and I have my life back, I just spent the last 3 hours reading up and watching videos and tutorials on my favorite blogs that I follow, and now, at 12:42am, I'm finally getting to my post.

So, I thought I'd post a photo of the stamp camp that it seems I've been working on forever. I scheduled this class for last month, but I never finished the projects in time, so I never posted the photos in time. I re-scheduled it for Dec. 20th, but because of my computer problems, I'm just posting the photo now, and I missed my own deadline for ordering the supplies, so I guess I'm going to have to cancel again.

Anyone up for this class after Christmas? lol

I can't believe it's already Dec. 8th! The new catalog will be coming out next month, and the retired list will be released in about a week or so. Maybe I should hold a retirement party? I'm definitely going to schedule a new catalog party... I get so excited when the new catty comes out! I always go straight to the accessories! I love to see the new embellishments, ribbons, rub-ons, chipboard, DS papers, oh my goodness, everything back there! Oooops, I think I was just drooling. Only kidding.