How I Spent My Weekend

This past weekend, Thursday evening through Monday afternoon, was a planned stamping fest with my sister Janet who lives about 200 miles north of me.  We pooled our pre-order items from the upcoming Holiday Catalog (ask me if you need one) and made as many samples as we could.  As Stampin’ Up! demonstrators we’ve been able to pre-order from this new catalog throughout the month of August.

Here’s what Janet accomplished:

Janet's weekend creativity

Some of her stamping was items she brought with her to share with me, some was items from my card buffets and library classes that I shared with her and the remainder was items we created  together.

I’ll be sharing bits and pieces of these projects over the next few weeks.

Also creating with us part of the time was my granddaughter, Nora, who’s 9 years old.  She had some fun with a Paper Pumpkin kit:

Miss Nora and her Paper Pumpkin kit

She’s a great and patient stamper.

Between surprise child care (they were great!), not cooking (thanks Russ), watching crews cut down 150 foot pines in front of our house, and trying to hibernate in my stampin’ studio, I did get a bunch of stamping done as well.  Mine was mostly slow R & D, research and development.

Sweet Home (140936) and Home Sweet Home Thinlits Dies (140279)
My fun Halloween Haunted House.  There are even two bats flying around inside.


I’ll be sharing the rest of my research in the next few days.  I’m also going to be sharing some of the other side of my stamping life……how I got into stamping and what I do to keep myself inspired after 20+ years.  Stay tuned.

As I said earlier in this post, if you need a 2016 Holiday Catalog, send me an email, and I’ll be glad to send you one.  There are lots of fun and creative products inside.

PS.  Fred, our cat, was as helpful to Janet as he often is to me!

Fred the un-shy people cat 'helping' Janet stamp





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