Monday, March 12, 2012

I'm baaaackk!

Hi Stampers!!
Sorry to have been away from the keyboard for so long.  Work has been especially nuts lately and some of my weekends have been busy packing up my belongings and then unpacking them again.  Dave has made nice progress on painting the downstairs and cleaning the carpets, but each time he finishes one room, I have to pack up a new room, and unpack the rooms he has finished.   I am trying to take advantage of the opportunity to do some cleaning and purging.  It was a real challenge when I had to wash all the glassware in the china closets.  That is how I spell b-o-r-i-n-g!  I hope to have the living room and dining room completed before the Easter holiday. 
I thought today I would share with you a cute little project I made for the ladies in my book club.  Our last meeting was special - the hostess, my friend June, had recently had her home redone and she was eager to let us see the new look (it is quite lovely!!)  Our book to be discussed was set in old England so she served tea and scones.  Fun!  She asked us each to bring a favorite teacup and saucer.  Well all of my favorite cups were packed!!  Except one!.... I had received a bouquet of flowers in a tea cup from coworkers when my mom died and the cup and saucer had not fit into the boxes I had packed - I set the teacup and saucer on the top of the pile of boxes.  So that was the one I took - even though it was seriously out of season (very fall design).
Here are the treats I took to the meeting....

This box is a variation of one that was recently presented in the Stampin Success magazine.  I fiddled around with the numbers to get a slightly different size.  The scoring board was a great help in making my goodies.  If course, they had candies inside!
Keep your eye on the calendar....Sale a bration is about to end at the end of March - Now is the time to stock up on your favorite basic supplies (cardstock, inks and accoutrements) because each $50 purchase gets you a free SAB reward - and the rewards are great! 
If you have been thinking about joining Stampin Up with me, now is the time to do that too - the kit is only $125!!   I read a statistic today that only 30% of the Stampin' Up! demos have a downline.  Now that is very surprising to me (I love my downline gals!) but it surely points out that there are lots of folks who realize the advantage of being on the inside of SU! as a demo - the discount, the early release of new products, convention, and most of all, the camaraderie!! - but don't feel the need to make it a business. If you love our products, think about joining in the fun of being a demo.   You have to be part of it!!  Call me!
Of course, if you are commitment-shy or you feel it is not the best time for you, you can always share in the fun at my stampin sessions. 
Come back soon to check out the projects from my Easter projects class.

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