Hurricanes? Earthquakes? Next Please!

I don't think it's very often one can say they've been through a hurricane and an earthquake in the same week.  Pure craziness but this is exactly what my kids are talking about to their friends. It's two NEW things they experienced and happy to tell you all about it.  In fact they LOVE telling anyone how we slept in the basement bathroom through the hurricane.  I am sure you laughing so let me explain. You could have a party in my basement bathroom it's so big.  I have huge tree's in my backyard and the only thing I was concerned about with the hurricane was the tree's falling.  To play it safe we took our air mattress and set up shop in the potty.  Very convienent I might add.  We had everything we needed.  We woke up the next day and our clean up consisted of a few leaves on the ground.  VERY thankful.  Many of my East Coast friends have not been so lucky. Some are still without power. Some have tree's in their pools or on their homes. Hurricanes are not something to mess with and while this area may not have taken a beating I was quite surprised how lax they were in the preps.  To me, safety is the key.  If you read the reports on the news concerning the deaths that have occured, most were from tree's falling.  Very sad.  Let's hope our East Coast friends get their lives back to normal soon and I'm ready to take on the next thing please! Preferably DRAMA free!  

Meanwhile on the ranch I've been busy getting back to what I love the most.  Stamping! Since the kids are getting ready to go back to school it's time for me to go back to business. Believe it or not my Alexis is the driving force of me going back to work. She wants to know when her stamping friends are coming back? WOW! This could be her gentle way of telling me to get our of her face. *smile* I've put classes on the books and excited to see my customers again.  It seems like forever that I held a class.  

During the hurricane (or leaf blowing event) I was able to get a little stamping in.  The new Holiday Mini goes live in just a few days.  I can't wait.  This mini catalog is super fun with lots of great stamping toys to entertain you for months.  One of the projects I finished was actually a Make n Take project from convention this Summer.  Yes, I'm a slacker.  Not only that I screwed the whole thing up. This is what I get for not READING the directions.  This project was supposed to be made using the beautiful Timeless Portrait Fabric.  Not so much for me.  Since I cut my fabric completely wrong I had to do a switch a roo and use the Spice Cake Fabric that is coming out in the Holiday Mini. Oh how you will love this fabric!!!  Take a peek of my finished project.  I really like these boxes which are also available on September 1st. 

Kimberly Van Diepen, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

 

 

Then I made this card using the Spice Cake Designer Series paper and the Gently Falling stamp set.  Love this two step stamp! This was made for a swap I did with my team.  They are fantastic stampers. 

Kimberly Van Diepen, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

 

 

Kimberly Van Diepen, Stampin Up! Demonstrator

 

Time to get back to work.  I have a busy day ahead. 

Make sure you check out my new Stamps in the Mail that will be starting! We are using the Christmas Lodge stamp set from the Holiday Mini.  Details can be found HERE! You can also go to the top of my website and click on Classes to Go.  Just an FYI: The projects you make in this program are not simple projects.  They are projects that make you go WOWSER! Hope you can join me.  It's going to be another GREAT round!! 

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7 thoughts on “Hurricanes? Earthquakes? Next Please!”

  1. so glad to hear you are all safe and sound.   I think the frogs come after water?  Might want to invest in some heavy duty umbrellas 🙂 
    My Spice Cake yummies arrive today – can't wait to case this card – just gorgeous! 

  2. Glad to hear you made it through the hurricane  safely. Sounds like fun camping out together in the bathroom. lol
    LOVE the card box with the spice cake fabric and the card is gorgeous. Great job!

  3. Carol Carriveau

    So happy to hear that you, the kids and your home escaped damage during the hurricane…so sad for all those folks much further North.        Love the card and the box.  Colors are wonderful!    And welcome back. 

  4. I love seeing that you stamped Gently Falling on the dsp (newsprint? or whatever it is called!).  I am going to CASE that and give you credit.  Love that!

  5. Gently Falling is my new fav set, well one of them!!  I CASED this card to take to a stampin retreat!  Love your work, thanks for all the inspiration!!  

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