Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Monday, October 29, 2007
I think I can say it was a smashing success! I had thirteen hostesses actually be able to attend from the last year; some of them have hostessed multiple times, and some are continuing in the hostess club to hostess. But there is always room for new hostesses; if you'd like to come next year, please contact me to have a party - even if it's YOU placing a large enough order to earn party benefits, you get to come! :)
So. I fix a homemade meal every year; this year's menu was:
au gratin potatoes
butternut squash - the ONLY thing that I didn't make enough of. WOW, was it popular!
Apple crisp with storebought vanilla ice cream
It was yummy, for sure - Laura said, "...the food was more than Luncheon, it was dinner and everything was so delicious...." :D I love hearing that!! LOL!
Next, we all cleared off the table - it was amazing how quickly this happened! :D - so we could get to stamping. Oh, and I didn't mention everyone won a door prize during the day, plus a grand prize, did I....
Part of my gift to my hostesses at this luncheon is table favors - there were two different ones this year - and the templates for those. Nothing we make at the hostess appreciation will I ever do in a class or workshop, so those are different and very special every year. Same for the projects; I try to do one more for the "supply" or "business" side of stamping, and this year, I gave everyone a CD with 182 jpegs of projects and 2 other templates on it. So, one of the projects was decorating the CD and making a matching envelope for it; it's on the collage up there.
The second project was a tunnel card. This is the outside; the inside is up in the collage photo. It's intricate, and a lot of work, but I think everyone enjoyed it - a few people said they were going to do some for Christmas, even! Once you get the concept understood, it's just work, not HARD. :D
So, it was a great afternoon! Here's what Kathy said: "I will definitely be a hostess next year. I would not want to miss out on this special day!!!!!" I hope you'll take advantage of this special, extra perk for my hostesses. Don't ask to learn a tunnel card from me! ROFL! It's HOSTESSES ONLY, my dear reader!!
But I DO hope that you'll take the time to STAMP SOMETHING today!!!!!!!!! I'll be back tomorrow, to talk up that challenge - and talk about some blog candy! :D
Friday, October 26, 2007
OK, things are starting to settle down - I'm either ready for tomorrow, or I'm not. :D
ANYWAY. I wanted to make you dear readers aware of this opportunity!
Heavenly Perspective Photography (our photography business) is proud to announce that we are printing our first calendar this year for public purchase! This is a private printing; each one will be assembled by hand at the printer's, just for you. It will be a 12-month calendar, with each month having a different landscape from rural Tennessee. Each month's picture will be printed with a verse from Psalms on it. The calendar will be coil-bound, and the covers will be laminated - it will be a GREAT calendar that will give you or your gift recipients beautiful scenery all through the year.
It's a real deal at only $17.50 plus $4.60 PRIORITY MAIL shipping. If it's for a gift, we will ship directly to them, so you don't pay postage twice! We're looking at a possible shipping date as early as November 20!
If you're interested, you may Paypal me at firstname.lastname@example.org, or email me at email@example.com for an address to send checks or money orders.
I am SO excited about this opportunity!!!!!! I hope you will be, too. :)
Next posting will be at least ONE photo from the Hostess Appreciation Luncheon! :) Have a WONDERFUL weekend - and don't forget to take the time to STAMP something!!!
Thursday, October 25, 2007
Monday, October 22, 2007
Sunday, October 21, 2007
Friday, October 19, 2007
Thursday, October 18, 2007
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
UNTIL THEN: take the time to STAMP something!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am!
Monday, October 15, 2007
To start with, our Sunday school class threw a breakfast pitch-in to celebrate - we had quiche, sausage casserole, venison sausage, chocolate chip cookie bars, biscuits, apple slices with pumpkin dip, and I'm sure I'm forgetting something, and I made homemade cinnamon rolls. They were yummy - I used to make them a lot, but we're trying to be more careful with carbs around here. :D They were a great treat...!
We went home, and Lee & Corrine went to take a nap - they'd been up over 24 hours except for small naps they could catch on the plane - and I headed off for a baby shower stop. I wasn't gone long, but had a chance to finalize everything with Angela. She and Cris P. had planned all the decorations, etc, because I just couldn't get away to do anything! THEY ARE AWESOME - thanks SO much, girls!!!!! Anyway. I came home, and we rested and talked for a bit.
Friday, October 12, 2007
I've heard two rough cuts from the NEW CD he's working on, everyone. GOODNESS, but it's going to be SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO good! :D Keep checking at www.ahouseformykids.com for details!
Saturday, October 6, 2007
Ken and I hit the road in just a few minutes - as soon as he gets back from the reception of the wedding we shot today. MAN, was it HOT enough out there?!?!??! Over 90, and it's OCTOBER!?!?!? AUGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
ANYWAY. :D We're heading up to Indiana for a little R&R; we've really been working hard lately, and it will be nice to get away from it all for a while. I'm TIRED - and I know he will be, but we're driving about 2 hours tonight. I already can't wait to crawl into bed. :D So I'll be posting, but it may be a little sporadic this week.
Do you like this cute 3x3 card? I got it from my Tennessee Stampers Secret Sister last week(I think...?). VERY pretty, and I love the color choices. It's been a really fun round to play; she's sent me all SU! colors, and great designs and everything! Thanks, SS, if you read my blog! :) I received another card on my way out the door this afternoon; I'll post it and my thanks when I get home on Thursday.
Gotta jet, and make sure I've got everything I need. Have a WONDERFUL rest-of-the-weekend, and a great week, too! And for Pete's sake, TAKE TIME TO STAMP SOMETHING!!!!
Friday, October 5, 2007
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You are bold with a dark side. You make clear lines wherever you go, though you color outside of the lines. Many people may just see the surface of you and think you are merely plain, but you have a lot of depth to you as well.
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Thursday, October 4, 2007
OK, it's not my idea, but it IS very fun!!! I just have to figure out better stamp sets to use - you really can't see this one too well, but I wanted to try the technique. You can go here to see a tutorial on it. She's got a great blog! :)
I used the SNOW wheel from the Holiday Mini, and the snowflake on the punch is from The Snowflake Spot. It's much prettier in real life, where you can see the layers better, and the sparkle of the silver embossing powder. But go look at the tutorial, and at Dawn's blog - link on the right of the page - to see some more great ideas!!!!
I have to jet. Too much to do again, and Ken's laptop is in the shop. :( Which, besides repair costs, means we also have to share this computer! :D TAKE THE TIME TO STAMP SOMETHING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Wednesday, October 3, 2007
Are you excited????? :D Greg chose the winners randomly today! Here they are! If I don't have your email address, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to give me your mailing address!
1. Clara Ogren-Rubalcaba
2. Amy Buchanan - need your addy!
3. Sally - need your addy!
Congratulations to our winners!!! :D Greg will be bringing me your CDs in the next few days, and I'll have them out sometime around the end of next week. Now, then, for all you who DID NOT WIN, please PLEASE take the time and the little amount of money it takes and go purchase Greg's CD. Remember: this CD is up for Album of the Year with other greats - INCLUDING ALAN JACKSON! It's GOT to be good! :D Go to http://www.ahouseformykids.com/ to purchase the album and support a great cause. God will bless you abundantly!
OK, I'm off to the races some more. :) TAKE THE TIME TO STAMP SOMETHING!!!
Tuesday, October 2, 2007
Monday, October 1, 2007
I went on the Tennessee Stampers Retreat this weekend. This is a fun group of ladies, let me tell you! :) We stamped, talked, and laughed all weekend. Oh, and ATE. LOL! There was enough sweet stuff to feed an army, and the camp's food was great, too! Thank you, everyone, for making us newbies feel so accepted! :)
I'll be showing off some of our projects as I scan or photograph them, or finish them. :)
Don't forget: today is the LAST DAY to enter a drawing for Greg McDougal's CD! All you have to do is leave a comment here on my blog, on any entry you want! It's not difficult, and we're giving away FIVE of them!!! So your chances are pretty darned good! :) It's a great cause - and you can feel free to go purchase a CD as soon as you don't win one. :D (See, I almost NEVER win anything, so this way, you'll be prepared....:D)
Too much to do, not enough time again!!!!! OH, please pray for Becky P.; she's having severe toothaches, and arrived home yesterday after retreat to find that her 5-year-old daughter has a severe break in her leg. They're going to the surgeon today, to see if that's something they're going to have to deal with. Thanks, everyone!
Don't forget!! TAKE THE TIME TO STAMP SOMETHING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!