Wednesday, February 26, 2014

I'm still here!

Hi, did you miss me?  I've been around, just super busy and barely have time to stamp at all the past few months.  I have only taught one class since Thanksgiving.  I have been doing the Winter Market every week so any stamping and crafting time have gone to making things to sell there.  It has been a very good year there.  It goes until May so I'm working on St. Patrick's Day things and have Easter projects in mind for later in March.  I wish I had kept up with the number of cards I have sold there.  I would probably be surprised if I knew.

Here is a special order I got a couple of weeks ago.  One of my regular customers wanted a very special 50th anniversary card for her parents.  I made it larger than most cards, a full sheet of cardstock folded in half.  I used lots of gold on the card, the Brushed Gold Cardstock that is discontinued  but I still have several sheets along with Champagne glimmer paper for the large die cut background and behind the hearts I punched at the bottom.  I found some large chipboard numbers and covered them with glass glitter.  My customer was very happy with the card.  I was relieved.  I thought she would like it but I always stress out when I get a special order! 
Last Saturday I went to Huntsville, AL for a Stampin' Up Retreat.  It was a fun day and we did some great projects.  Of course we swapped!  They say there is a first time for everything and last week was certainly a first for me.  I finished my swaps 2 days before I left for the retreat!  Those of you who know me know that I am usually working on my swaps on the way to the event.  It was strange to be able to relax the last couple of days instead of having to frantically work on the swap.  I used the Sweet Sorbet DSP in the Sale-A-Bration mini catalog for the accents and the cute Flower Shop stamp in the circle.  There is still time to get the FREE Sale-A-Bration items, just check out the link for my Stampin' Up website.  
Well, I gotta run.  I'm feeling the need for a Cantina Bell bowl for supper and I reckon I should try to get home with them by the time my husband gets home.  If you haven't had one you should try it.  I always get the one with chicken and it is sooooo good!  Yum!  Bye!