Archive for April 19th, 2012:
Time sure did get away from me. I've been doing great things all of which have kept me super busy. I traveled up to the great state of Michigan to visit my friend and downline Jenny. We held a DIVA night with her downline on Friday night enjoying a great dinner together and then I had time to get to know her amazing ladies. Saturday we held a downline meeting that was fantastic. Jenny had an amazing studio to work at and she served the most delicious lunch. We were able to stamp and talk business and I think everyone had a great time. After the meeting Jenny gave me the grand tour of her township and surrounding area. WOW. I couldn't believe the amount of farm land around me and loved hearing "Farmer" talk. It was such a VAST difference from living here in the big city. I have a greater appreciation of how they run their business. My trip was pretty quick and filled with excitement. Even sat next to Smokey Robinson and Barry Gordy on the plane going to Michigan. I was COMPLETELY star struck.
Once I came home I literally had my nose to the ground with work that needed to be done. My Prince was out of town for the last four days so that meant I was on full Taxi service with the kids too. Today I can catch my breath and get ready for another busy weekend. The good news – I was able to catch my breath and stamp. WOOT!
Today I played with an OLD, OLD Stamp set. In fact, I'm not sure of the exact name of this set but you will recognize it I'm sure. I wanted to send a special card to my Girl Scout volunteers that work so hard to help me with my Brownie Troop. I couldn't do it without them.
Only the stamp set isn't current. I had to pull the set from my locked vault of "DO NOT EVER SELL" stamp sets. Do you have a set that you could NEVER part with? As a business demonstrator I try to keep only fresh stamps on my shelf. There are a few that just hold a special place in my heart and I can't let it go. I used the Friendly Phrases stamp set for the greeting. I love that stamp set. I also used the Pennant Die Cut to layer the 2 1/2" Circle punch on. The DSP is called Just Add Cake. The last little trinket I used was the Trinket Heart Charms from the Occasions Mini.
I've also been playing around with the new Summer Smooches Suite. This is filled with Bright Beautiful colors that scream SUMMER. Normally, the brights are not colors that I grab first. BUT… I really am becoming a fan of them. Who knew?
This first card above is really simplistic but uses lots of punches such as the 21/2" Circle punch, Decorative Label punch, Postage Stamp punch and the 1" Square punch.
The last card uses lots of layers and lots of buttons. I love how the Summer Smooches DSP coordinates so well with the Tulip Embossing Folder. Overall, I love how this Suite is growing on me.
There are new MDS downloads that are available. They are fantastic. You can check them out HERE.
I hope you are having a fantastic week.