Saturday, December 27, 2008
I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday and is busy crafting for the New Year. I thought I would let you know the outcome of our name our new friend blog candy.....and it was Keith! I know, I know it's not fair....but I thought I would make it up to everyone who left a comment and send out something to everyone! I have packages going to Candy and Trevi... watch your mailbox soon for a little something from me.
And the winning name is....Geddy. It just seems to fit, and we are making progress with the responding to the correct name.....
I hope everyone had a great holiday. I was spoiled rotten, and blessed with a nifty Flip video camcorder that I was hoping for. I am hoping to create some video tutorials and clubs pertaining to Stampin Up!
It is really easy to use, just need to get all of my ideas in one place....So, leave me a comment on a technique you would like to see a video tutorial on, and I will gather my ideas and create some video tutorials on things you would like to learn. More blog Candy for the selected suggestion......
I ordered my new catalogs today....we will have to hold a new catalog open house in January! Stay tuned for updates.
Also, I have been trying to come up with some class ideas for January and beyond. Please leave suggestions as a comment!
See you all soon!
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Hi Everyone! Meet our new furry friend....He finally came out of hiding, and has happily joined us, ahem me in everything I do. We still have'nt settled on a name, but his name from the shelter was Smithers.
He is very loving, follows me everywhere, plays in his water bowl so much we are considering "Puddles" as a name...he is really a wonderful addition to our family.
So far the name list is:
I really can't decide...so I thought I would offer up a little blog candy to help us name our little friend. In order to participate, leave a comment by Christmas day, with your suggestion of a name. (He is a boy, so we really don't want anything too girly) I will select a name from the suggestions, and send the winner a Christmas gift bag of products! (It's a Christmas gift, so I'm not saying what!) Also, if you would forward my blog to your friends, I am trying to build a following for the New Year, where I will post tutorial videos, my class calender etc.
Thanks and Happy Holidays!
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Since I was out of town last week for work, it seems I have missed informing you of some great things happening with Stampin Up!
The retired list is out! And until December 23, selected stamps are 10% off.
Also Free shipping on orders over $70.
The last day for Christmas orders to assure timely delivery is Tuesday December 16.
To see the retired list be sure to access my Demonstrator website, a link is provided on the left side of my blog.
Sunday, December 7, 2008
Sunday, November 16, 2008
A busy Saturday! We held the Crop for the Cure in a lot of rain....but it did'nt dampen our spirits one iota! The crop wound up raising $850 and the team Blister Sisters met thier fundraising goals! Yippee! Everyone had a wonderful time, lots of prizes, and great classes...it was truly a blast.
Today I ran up to my favorite scrapbook store, and returned he cases of paper she so generously left with us at the crop. Did a little shopping, and created a paper purchase club for Stampin Up! Oh, yep, I finally joined. I am starting out pretty slowly, but I am really enjoying things.
Not much else to report. Just wound down from a busy busy weekend. I can't thank everyone enough for all of the support....
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
I have been asked to put together a class for boxes. So, here it is...These mini pizza boxes are a snap to make, and we will be making 4 of them in class on November 15, 2008 during the Crop for the Cure ,Susan G Komen Breast Cancer 3 Day-to benefit Team Blister Sisters! Cost of class is $10 for 4 boxes, and I am passing the class fee on to the foundation. I will also be celebrating my new demonstratorship with Stampin Up! by offerring free shipping on all orders placed during class.
Please let me know if you would like to attend, by e-mailing or calling firstname.lastname@example.org, 609-839-9557.
Stamps are variable, ( you may bring a favorite if you like), please bring a paper trimmer with a scoring blade, and adhesive. I will have a paper trimmer with scoring blade on hand should you forget. Hope to see you there!
Sunday, October 26, 2008
This is the time of year I start looking for Christmas presents that I can make for our friends and family. I was fortunate to stumble over a few great ideas cased from Teri White.
I am also thinking of holding a class to create coasters from tiles using just a few supplies in November.
If you would be interested in attending, please leave a comment on my blog. I am thinking we could make coasters (set of 4) and a coordinating card with gift packaging for $12.00.
Pretty cute and clever I thought....
Have a great night!
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Friday, October 10, 2008
March 17 1992- October 10, 2008
This seems so very hard to write, I guess I'm still in disbelief. Today we said goodbye to our wonderful 14+ year old cat named Scotia, who was battling osteo-sarcoma for the last 2 months. I could tell you how devasted and heartbroken Keith and I are, but that would'nt even scratch the surface of how we feel.
I am trying through lots and lots of tears, to remember how fantastic she was. How she gave me so much comfort, and how she was truly my best friend. How funny she was, and how beautiful.
I can only hope that she has forgiven me for making the last decision to put her to sleep today, as it was the right choice. She could no longer eat the last few days, as the cancer was in her mandible, and spreading faster than anyone ever thought it would.
She was so funny. She loved Keith through and through and tolerated me. She had the best purr, so loud and comforting, and last night she even indulged me with it, even though I am sure, she was'nt feeling well. She loved our porch, and the back of the couch to watch Bird TV through the picture window, sometimes becoming overwhelmed, and splatting herself against the window. She loved pork anything, and once carved a canoe out of a pork tenderloin, and was so bloated she rolled instead of walked for a few days. She loved to lie on her back, and she looked like one of those kooky kitchen clocks when she did. Her tail was always in motion, I swear she talked with it, and only meowed when she wanted dinner, right now!
She always knew when I was sad or sick. She would lie on the part of me that was broken. I hope she knows it's my heart right now.
She was playful for her advanced age. When I got her from a friend in 1993, she would only let me touch one paw, and we played our foot game for many years to come.
She followed Keith everywhere, and loved to be right beside him or on him. I thought one of the best messages she ever sent me and pretty funny, was she did'nt like my old boyfriend. So much so, she peed on his clothes. She did it a lot. I think she was telling me to wise up, and eventually I did.
I miss her, so very much. Friends tell me I made the right choice, but the heart learns slowly.
She was my best friend, my furry little child, and I was so lucky to have had her in my life. Thank you Scotia, for being there for me for 15 years.I have read there is a rainbow bridge up in heaven especially for pets. I hope you find the softest pillow, with a pork smorgasboard, and know that I will always love you, how very special you are, and that you did a great job taking care of us.
Rest now, no more pain or worry, only Love.
Friday, October 3, 2008
Kristina Werner is one of the Garden Girls over at 2 peas, and she has always offerred great card tutorials and the color inspiration challenge. Since I love these colors as much as Kristina does, and TA has some great blog candy going on for the sketch challenge, I though I would combine the two. It is month end, and I hope I get off work early enough to make the deadline...
Look for my card later today!
Thursday, October 2, 2008
You can link to ToniAnn's blog here:
Carbone's Corner: Sketch October 2, 2008
Sunday, September 28, 2008
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Thursday, September 4, 2008
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
I literally have been waist high in paper since Tuesday, and it can be a bit overwhelming. One day at a time I guess.
I did look forward to MACM (Make a Card Monday) over on www.kwernerdesigns.com/blog
Kristina is so very talented, and this weeks card was adorable. She makes awesome videos, which I aspire to attempt one day...check her out, it makes Mondays more palatable.
She can also be found on www.youtube.com just search starofmay as the channel.
I have been yearning for my paper, and tools and tape! I did manage to make several cards out here, using the House Mouse stamps and Gruffies stamps I found at Hobby Lobby. Only one box of stuff shipping home...(They were on sale 50% off!) I couldn't leave them there!
Hobby Lobby and Archiver's puts our East Coast stores to shame. That Archiver's is good for the soul, but I am afraid I would go broke, so I only made one trip, and stayed at the discounter's- Hobby Lobby.
Trying to stick to the free stuff- instruction and ideas from Ebay & Youtube.com.
Looking forward to getting home on Saturday. Planning a trip to Ikea on the way home from Phila to check out shelving for my new scrap room, and have to rework the office in time for Monday. Never enough hours in the day....
Homework awaits...and dinner.
Monday, September 1, 2008
How do I do this and have a life? Good question.
First, I am blessed to have the absolutely most patient fiance and family in the world. Truly, without their tolerance for my absence, I never would have been able to do this type of work.
Second, I really enjoy developing people into leaders, and seeing their progress, and success. I am fortunate to have met a lot of very talented hoteliers, and smart people along the way, and I personally have had the best group of mentors ever assembled.
Third, I travel well. I seem to have a talent for making time pass, by working too much, and developing my interests in places, paper crafting and photography.
Once again, Thank You to all the bloggers video and otherwise, who have helped me keep my creative sanity while on the road in a town near you.
Did I mention that my road warrior days are coming to an end?
Yup, hard to believe, but my wonderful company has given me a fantastic opportunity to learn how to be an accountant, and work from home! I am in Denver currently completing my training for this new position, and although I am full of nerves, I am really trying to learn everything I can. It is an opportunity for growth. How could it be any sweeter? I get to work from home, have weekends off, and benefits! I feel very lucky. Failure is not an option!
Now that I have time to create, hence this blog. A small effort to dip my toe in the cyber world of the web-log. Seems as though I really like learning new things, accounting included. But, will anyone read this? We shall see.....