Saturday, September 18, 2010

Long Time - No Post!

OK, It's been awhile - a LONG while.  I'm not sure what to blame, but it was a strange combination of things.  I've been job searching for almost a year, and I had this funny feeling at the end of August that when the kids were going back to school that it was time for me to back too.  Well, September 1st and 2nd I had back-to-back interviews, and as a result I'm heading back to the work force this Monday.  Ironically it means I'll probably blog more because my time will be more structured, and I'll get into more of a routine!  Funny, eh?

So today I finally updated my blog to show the new mini catalog, which is TOTALLY AMAZING, and if I wasn't trying to show a profit finally this year for my business I would have bought half of what's in it already, but I have some stuff, and everything in there is totally cool!

So while I've actually been doing more than what I've been posting, I will start up again with the September Club Projects (too late for previews in case you want to come, but anyway)...

First up - I've been wanting to buy "Lovely As A Tree" for several years now.  For whatever reason I never brought it up to the top of the priority list, and now that I've finally purchased it, Stampin' Up! will most likely retire it at the end of this season.  I may have to use it multiple times this year for that reason!  (The Reason for the Season? nah!)  I've seen a ton of great examples of how to use this set - it is SO versatile!  I wanted something that used the big "grove of trees" stamp, and came up with this idea after browsing hundreds of examples.  Also, due to circumstances called "Great Rewards" where I had everything else, I ended up with not only the bulk buy of these Designer Label vanilla frames, but two boxes of Hodgepodge Hardware Vanilla that each contained some of these.  So it was about time I used them.

The next card is really a recipe card, and I'm compiling recipes from everyone who came to club this month and will send them out in the club orders - let me know if you want a copy.  Anyway, I love this stamp set "From The Kitchen Of" and if you notice I have it backed in So Saffron which allows you TWO chances to get the stamping of the 3x5 recipe card correct!  One could do a class on this stamp set alone!  If only one had thought of it when she was still unemployed (who could that be :-)!  Oh well...

Project #3: I always like to feature a "non-card" or at least a "super-card" - this is an idea I borrowed from Dawn Griffith of Dawn's Stamping Thoughts from about two years ago.  I have the instructions available for anyone that want them, but it's another stamping project whose main purpose is to hold candy - oh yeah!  Dawn is the queen of candy related projects, so check out her blog too for wonderful ideas.

These candy holders showcase the new In Color Designer Series Paper pack, which I'm excited about, because it gives you so more options with the In Color paper without having to pick and choose which ones as in the past.

So, here we go, a super-blog entry to make up for almost 2 months of nothing much of anything.  Hope my next post comes sooner than this one!


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