Wednesday, December 31, 2008

echoes of kindness...

Tomorrow is a new year. I don't know about you but the holidays always make me think about how grateful I am to have my family and friends and how incredibly blessed we have been. I also take a good close look at my life and what might need to change and what I need to do this year to meet my goals. And yes I am one of those annoying people that have a plan, a one year plan and a 4 year plan (4 years instead of 5 because hopefully my husband will be retiring from his law enforcement job in just under 4 years). I am not crazy about the whole goal thing but I find I function better with direction. This year I accomplished 3 out of 5 of my major goals, so today I am revising my list for the new year. I have to tell you that several of my goals for this year are creative in nature and should result in my having much more material to share with you.

And speaking of stuff to share with you, this is what I did for todays splitcoast sketch challenge. You know how much I love new stamps , right? This flower is a new stamp! It is part of the Echoes of Kindness stamp set that is a level 2 hostess set from the new, soon to be released Spring/Summer 2009 Stampin' Up! catalog. It was love at first site for me with this set, it sort of reminds me of my much beloved Petal Prints.What I used:
Echoes of Kindness, Elegant Greetings stamp sets
Basic Black, Old Olive, Real Red, Kraft card stock
Holiday Treasures designer paper
basic black and going grey (for sponging) classic ink pads
wide real red grosgrain ribbon
stampin' write markers
sponges

Merry Christmas and best wishes for a happy New Year...

Okay I know I am a little late, and I have been neglecting you terribly but I still wanted to wish you the bested in this blessed season.

Now I got the absolutely best Christmas gift ever! You want to know what it is?????


Please allow me to introduce my daughter Ellie. Her adoption was finalized right before Christmas and we couldn't be happier.

Here is the whole family, aren't our children beautiful?


Now I did do a bit of stamping, just a tiny bit last week of the last Elzybell design team challenge. You can find the challenge **HERE** and the rest of the design teams projects **HERE**

What I used:
brilliant blue, green galore, whisper white card stock
my minds eye designer paper
brilliant blue, green galore classic ink pads
white taffeta ribbon

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Stampin' Up! retired list 10% off and FREE shipping!

Can you stand it????? The latest retirement list is out and Stampin' Up! is offering 10% off of all the stamp sets on the list as well as free shipping with a $70 (that can be a customer order or a workshop). You can view the stamp set here but if you want to order them you need to go to my business website, to order directly from me.

so sorry....

I am so sorry that I haven't been posting. I messed up my back (yes, again gotta quit lifting the little guy I babysit for) and haven't been able to sit without being in pain. No sitting means no computer and no creating! But I am starting to feel better and wanted to take the time to up date you and share a couple of creations with you.

I also want you to know about so free stuff you can win over on Elizabeth's blog. She has prizes to give away every day until Christmas! To be in with a chance to win all you have to do is leave a comment on this post and a winner will be randomly picked throughout the month to win the prize for that day.

The two projects below I created for the last two Elzybell challenges but was not able to share them with you.