Hello everyone! I can't believe it has been a week since I had the time to sit down and blog . . . ugh!! It has been a crazy busy week. Work has been very hectic as always. I am preparing for a big speech next Friday in front of 200 CRS (Certified Residental Specialist) Real Estate Agents. I have never done any public speaking in my life . . . so if anyone has any pointers . . . it would be much appreciated. We had a very successful Clean Sweep sale at Memory Creek last weekend. It was a lot of fun and my dear sweet friend Kristina Lewis was there to help me and join in on some of the fun. You will have to ask Kristina about her great bargains she found at the sale! I guess I have been having too much fun lately and not taking very good care of myself, because I have been a little under the weather most of the week. Hopefully, I will start feeling better soon because I have a very busy week ahead of me. I am counting down the days until Friday when Paris, Kristina, Chris, and myself leave for our big stamping retreat. I can't wait!!!
I just joined my very first stamp club and I am so excited. That Kristina Lewis is so amazing and I have been having so much fun hanging out with her and her beautiful family and meeting all of her stamping friends. We had our very first meeting on Friday evening at Artsy Tartsy and had a shoebox swap. I had never done that before and it was a blast. Our dear friends Tami Wood and Kathleen Hopperstad were there and I met some new ladies too. Ruth Ann, Wendy, and Darlene. We had so much fun and I can't wait until our next club meeting.
So here is the card that I designed for my next stamp club meeting. I am getting a head start on all my Christmas cards this year . . . especially with the upcoming craft show at Christina Huddelston Elementary School in Lakeville, MN coming up on November 17th. If you live anywhere near the Lakeville area, Paris, Kristina, Niki, and myself will all be there. We got three tables right next to each other and plan on making all kinds of fun stuff to sell.
This card was used with Basic Grey's Fruitcake paper and SU's Fun and Fast Notes stamp set. I used the new 5/8" ribbon from SU and layered it with organdy dotted ribbon from Creative Impressions. I paper pieced my tree and finished it off with Cloud 9 red rain dots. I am in the process of designing some more Christmas cards and will feature them all week.
I hope everyone is having a great weekend, and thank you so much for all your beautiful comments and for the emails I got asking if everything was okay since I had not been here all week. I can't believe it was a whole week with no stamping and no blogging. I have a lot of catching up to do around here.
Big stamping hugs to everyone and I will talk to you all again soon.