Could you execute a new makeup idea everyday for 31 days straight?
"To Love What We Do and Share What We Love" is the motto of Stampin' Up!. It is a motto I firmly believe in. Yesterday afternoon I held a cardmaking class at the West Springfield Senior Center with 6 ladies of all crafting experiences and we had a blast!
Hello, my friends! Happy Thursday to you. I think I have a real stunner of a card to share with you today.
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Hi there! Let's talk about an AMAZING new stamp set in the holiday catalog. A stamp set that you may not even realize yet just how much you want it. It has quickly become one of my favorite sets. It's called "Holiday Home."
OOOhhh! AAAaaahhhh! I like it Crystal, tell me more!
Even better than telling you, I'm going to show you!
After all the rain we've had here in Massachusetts this past week, we could all use a sunshiny hello.
Are you ready for W-A-Y out of the box?
TGITH! Thank God It's Thursday! Does anyone actually say that? I mean, we are almost to Friday, so Thursday has to be the second most exciting day of the week as the anticipation beings to mount for the weekend!?
It's just me then. . .
Well, anyway. . .
I'm continuing on with my "pink" themed cards this week in honor of October being National Breast Cancer Awareness month. Today's card (albeit way late) is for the Pals Paper Arts sketch challenge:
A cascading arrangement of pinks in various hues, patterns and embossed designs will really highlight this sentiment.
I would like to thank the Design Team at the Merry Monday Christmas Challenge for selecting my card for Honorable Mention in their "Silent Night" category last week.
If you missed the original post, click here to view.
Here is the card:
A B-I-G Super Stamp Girl thanks!
Hello and Happy Tuesday! Before we get to today's card for the Paper Craft Crew, I'd like to take a minute and share with you that in honor of October being National Breast Cancer Awareness month, all cards posted this week will be "pink" themed.
Bcause 1 in 8 U.S. women (about 12%) will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime.
Because about 85% of breast cancers occur in women who have no family history of breast cancer.
because a woman’s risk of breast cancer approximately doubles if she has a first-degree relative (mother, sister, daughter) who has been diagnosed with breast cancer.
This week's posts are in support and honor of my grandmother, my mother-in-law and my sister-in-law.
Here is the sketch from the Paper Craft Crew challenge:
There is nothing like sparkly boxing gloves to show your support to the cause "Fight Like a Girl."
Thanks for visiting and be sure to tell those women in your life that you love and support them. We are all in the fight together.
Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered weak and weary. . .
It may be Monday, my friends, but today's card is FABulous. Fab Friday fabulous! Here is their color challenge:
It totally screams "Halloween," right?
So. . .
I made a Valentine's Day card!
Because nothing says "I love you" like a skull. . .
Thanks for visiting and have a S-U-P-E-R day!
"I don't know how you do it" must be one of the most common phrases I hear on a regular basis. Sure, my moniker might be "Super Stamp Girl", but I assure you, I am anything but. How do I find the time to work full-time in a crazy, world traveling job, work part-time with Stampin' Up! and hold one to two classes per week, volunteer at the local animal shelter, plus clean my house, bake, do laundry, etc. and all those other household duties, not to mention sleep. "When do you sleep?" I hear second most often.
I'm going to let you in on a few little secrets!
#1 - I have NO kids. Kids=less time, less money and more mess. It's that simple.
#2 - I Live and Die by a Calendar
Or, in my case, THREE calendars actually. Two in paper format and one on my cell phone. I make sure they are all in sync daily. If it is not on my calendar, it is not happening!
#3 -Organization and Planning
To go along with my calendar, I write everything down again and when it's due. When I have free time, I work on a challenge card or two first, and then tackle my "to-do" lists. **Note, they are not always this fun. Most notes say, "Home Depot, dry cleaning, chimney guy, script refill, call Grammie, etc."
#4 - Weekends are for F-U-N!
Along time ago, Mr. SSG and I realized that since we spend all day working, we had to do all the errands on our weekends. We were thinking about this all wrong! Weekends are for F-U-N! So, now housecleaning and laundry is done during the week after work. Yes, it makes for a VERY long day, but it's less to do on the weekend. Except for cooking. Cooking in large doses (lasagnas, casseroles, crockpot dishes) are done every other Sunday, therefore they feed us for the week (and the next, when they are frozen)! During the week we simply re-heat nice home cooked meals. However, when I do "cheat" these are my secrets:
#5 - LOVE
Love in two forms. Loving Mr. Super Stamp Girl, because ssseriously, I couldn't do half of what I do without him. Everyone knows just how amazing he is. Having someone help you is the key. He'll do laundry while I clean the house. Or, he'll scoop litter while I run out for groceries. The second love is loving what I do. I love my work. I love Stampin' Up! I love my house, my friends and my family. My life is full of love.
So, those are some of my secrets! I don't proclaim to know it all, but I do know what works for me!
Happy Friday, my friends! It's the best day of the week!
I have really been enjoying participating in the Christmas card challenges with Merry Monday. At first, I was quite skeptical thinking, "how many possibilities can one come up with for Christmas themes?" But, as it turns out, the options are endless! Last week the theme was "neon" or bright colors, and this week it's "Silent Night."
Aside from the Memory Box tree die, all other items are Stampin' Up!:
Thanks for visiting and I hope you have a S-U-P-E-R day!