Home…and running!

Yes, we made it home.  I wasn't ready at all.  I had the best vacation ever.  We did so many great things on our trip to Florida this year and everyday was a GREAT day.  It's always great when you spend it with FAMILY!  We actually came home a day later than planned due to flight delays.  Made me happy, however that means we are running around like a bunch of lunatics getting ready for the first day of school.  It's NOTHING unusual for me to run around like a crazy woman but add my husband to the mix and our kids think we have gone crazy!

I spent the majority of the day doing what we all do when we come home from vacation… laundry, mail and grocery store.  Today was get the kids in gear for the first day tomorrow.  While I should be doing cartwheels that school starts, a part of me feels terribly sad as these two have kept me busy all summer.  They can be little turkey's but they ALWAYS make me laugh and forget about the other things I really miss. I'll let you know how the first day goes.  

Anyways, I'm leaving again in a very short week for Founders.  Can't wait for this amazing trip sponsored by Stampin' Up!  It's always awesome!  I'll be busy this week putting together 135 swaps for the big event.  YES… 135.  So if the postings are a little slim… you understand why.  Russ said he would help.  This makes me laugh, but I know he will.  The kids will be helping too.  🙂  It will be a family affair. 

Now for something a little crafty.  Before I left Colorado my friends Christy, Cathy and I did some MAJOR stamping.  We would stay up until 3 A.M. stamping.  Oh I miss those nights.  Along with stamping came lots of laughing.  Here is a box we made during one of our midnight stamp-marathons. 

Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Kimberly Van Diepen Woodbridge VA



Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Kimberly Van Diepen Woodbridge VA



I used the Itty Bitty Box Die Cut as the base of this project and then just kept adding.  It used the Artistic Etchings (#120573) stamp set that is such a favorite of mine. The only piece that took time on this project is the crown.  I cut it out but it always looks so much better when cut.  I used Early Espresso and Crumb Cake cardstock together.  These two colors together are just RICH.  YUMMO!!  

I hope your Labor Day weekend was amazing.  I'm going to bed and will reflect on a great vacation, great family and the ones that made it all happen are these two beauties below… my parents!  They are the BEST!

Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Kimberly Van Diepen Woodbridge VA



Have a FABULOUS week!

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4 thoughts on “Home…and running!”

  1. Just ordered the Artistic Etchings set…can't wait to get it!
    Glad you had a great vacation…that is a wonderful picture of you with you parents!
    My best to the kids as they begin their new school year!

  2. Lol, this sounds all too familiar…3 am stamping, family event of swap making and running around like a crazy woman… these things must just be in the blood of us stamping girls!  Love the photo of you and your parents, it's a great one.  Thanks for sharing your projects and have a great time at Founders, it is very well deserved!

  3. great project. Love the little cute box. I didn't get this set, but I really like how you incorporated the 3d and box together!  YOUR parents look amazing and your mom looks too young to be your mom!  (You look like sisters! – but you know, I hated that when someone said that to me, and my mom was left beaming!)

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