Thursday, December 17, 2009

Did you think I got lost?

Hello??... HELLLLOOOoooo??...  [ echo ] .....
                   Anybody here?  [ echo ].......
Holy Scmokes!  It seems SOOooo LONG!  Wow!  My last post was in the beginning of December!   I'm so so sorry, the past month has just ZOOOOMED by me!  I can hardly believe that next WEEK is Christmas!  Wowzers!  And, as usual, I am by FAR.... NOT ready!  At least I have all of my Christmas cards made.  I did that before I went away on vacation last month. Thankgoodness for small miracles!
  Ok... so, Honestly.. I have been so busy! The good news is, last night I took my final, so I don't have another class until next year.. the bad news is... next year is only TWO weeks away! 
   More good news...  the Holiday Inn Express contracted me to make 120 Christmas cards for them... PLUS... she just called me tonight, asking for another FORTY by Monday!  Without thinking... i told her YES!  yikes!  Nothing like a little MORE added pressure!  SO...here's the card.. (a few minor changes were, to remove the extra snowflake punch and only make it in velumn, and I added white grosgrain ribbon accross the bottom)  I am kicking myself for not taking pictures of the 120 cards, but this card is VERY similar to what I gave her:



When I made the extra 40 cards, I will CERTAINLY take a picture.  I was just so darn excited to get them done, and delivered, that I completely forgot to take a snap shot! (oh well)...  

I'm sooooo beat!  I still have a lot to do yet tonight, so I better get crackin' 
I just wanted ya'll to know that I am still here... just SWAMPED!

Hugs to all!
Carol


Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Decor' Elements

HOW.... COOOOOL..... is..... THIS?




This was one of our projects that my stamp class did on Saturday! 

I picked up some inexpensive square plates over the weekend, and the class used Decor' Elements on them.  Oh.. I am kicking myself for not taking pictures of everyone's plate!  They were ALL so GORGEOUS!

You can STILL order these transfers in the four colors:  Black, Chocolate, Red, and White 
      Don't WAIT... because after January 4, they are GONE! 



I'll be using mine for my Holiday Cookies this year! 

Happy Stamping!

Carol


Tuesday, December 8, 2009

"Clearly" a step in the RIGHT direction!

New TOYS!!  My Christmas present Smiley from millan.net came early today!  I wasn't expecting my Stampin' Up order to come until Thursday... and WAHOOO'ies... it came TODAY!


I am SOOOOOOOO excited about the next mini catalog coming out... AND... if you're on my customer mailing list, you WILL be getting one in the mail within the next few weeks!  Smiley from millan.net

There are SOOO many new items coming out that it is JUST too many to mention... but...  Here are a few new toys that I want to share with you!

By FAR... these are my favorites!

Do you know what they are?... NOOOOoo... not ice cubes!  Smiley from millan.net

These are clear mount blocks for the new rubber stamp line!  YEP!!  NO KIDDING!!  Stampin' Up will NOW be offering both clear mounting and wood mounting options!  It will be our same high-quality rubber!  Coming in January you'll be able to order either clear-mount or wood-mount stamps.

PLUS... the clear-mount stamps sets will come in a storage box the size of a DVD.  SO.. that MEANS... MORE stamp sets in a smaller amount of storage space!!  WAH-HOO!

OK... the next exciting news is....


SWEEEET !   Satin ribbon!!  Gosh I love our ribbons!  And THESE are suberb!  I didn't get all of the colors, but what I have here is (left to right) Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Real Read, Very Vanilla, and.. BASIC BLACK (you can bearly see that one) Oh.. this ribbon is Oh SO NICE!

Other colors that will be available are:  Certainly Celery, Pretty in Pink, Bashful Blue and Basic Gray!  I plan on getting those right after Christmas!  :)

ok... on to more toys! Smiley from millan.net


NEW PUNCHES!!!

A brand new style... TOO!

Corner punches, border punches, tag punch, AND.. an awesomely COOL bird and branch punch!  I can't WAIT to use these!!!

The new design is easier to punch and easier on the hands!  PLUS......The punch design is made in such a way that it locks shut for easy storage!


Ok... one more new goodie, and I'll have to finish posting tomorrow night....


Stitched Felt Flowers!

SUPER CUTE!!!  These are just so cute, and you can embellish just about anything!!

I'll be featuring these in my next few cards!!

Stay tuned...

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

I'm BACCCK!

No,  Really, I am.... I know, i know... it doesn't SEEM like I am, because I've been totally ignoring my blog!  HOWEVER.... the trip home was totally exhausting... even though I slept almost the entire way on the plane.  I dunno, traveling always wears me out! 
So, anyway, we did get home Saturday evening, I'm STILL not caught up on my laundry.. Anybody wanna do it for me??  Smiley from millan.net ... (just kidding!)

Sunday, I did pretty much nothing but vegatate on the sofa.. (still worn out, I guess), and other than working almost every single night this week (LATE... mind you), I've been trying to get ready for my Saturday, Holiday workshop class this Saturday.  AND... not to mention... TRY to keep up with my homework.  I really CAN'T wait until I'm done school... boy oh boy that will be one BIG PAR-TAY! Smiley from millan.net

Anyway... bear with me on my blog... Trust me... I won't leave you high and dry!  Smiley from millan.net ;I'll be getting something posted sometime this weekend.  (I hope!)... because I also have a huge term paper due on Sunday, (which I haven't started yet.... anybody interested in doing THAT for me?? )...  I suppose it all boils down to............
I'D RATHER BE STAMPING!!!  Smiley from millan.net


Stampin' Hugs!

Carol