Monsters Have Finally Been Tackled!

The new-blog-learning-curve monsters have finally been tackled. It has been months since I’ve been anywhere near comfortable preparing a post. Preparing photo images of my projects to preparing them for uploading to the blog and then working through all the other obstacles.

I’ve used a million excuses that have been keeping me from finally posting, like ‘gotta get Christmas put away first’ …..

Christmas boxes are mostly ready for the trip to the garage rafters.

…..and ‘need to reorganize the current and retired Stampin’ Up! products in my stampin’ space’

There are more piles that you can’t see, thankfully!

…..and ‘gotta create and address my January birthday cards first’ and of course, ‘gotta prep for my local classes in a timely manner’. Oops, one more, ‘the cat’s sleeping quietly on MY chair’.

Ginger, one of our cats, thinks this is her room and she’s in charge. NOT!

All that being said, I have chosen a word to guide my path in 2023 and that word is motivation. I am motivating myself by tacking my fear of successfully formatting my images for my articles. Yes, that has been my stumbling block sad to say. Today I formatted 12-15 images from past weeks and will be sharing them in the next few days. I feel like I can now take a proud deep breath. It’s amazing the things that can stomp on our courage forward progress.

This new blog platform, initiated January 7, 2022, has not been released to my capabilities (fear of the new and unknown?) and now it is alive and well and on it’s way to you. No more excuses. No more fear. I’m stunned that I was truly so incapacitated for so long. Hopefully this new day of I CAN DO IT will motivate others as well. If I can do it then you can do it as well.

Quite a Few More Hurdles to Tackle

But, I guarantee that I’m working on them. My signature, my sidebar, my little category bits of what’s in “today’s post”. I still have LOTS of homework to do to get myself back on the blogging path I used to be on. Stick with me. 🙂

Take Note: Two New “Catalogs” Have Been Released

2023’s January – April MINI CATALOG is live and ready for your stamping perusal and shopping pleasure. Please click on its purple image in the sidebar. I’m also more than happy to send you a hard copy in the mail, along with the 2023 January-February Sale-a-Bration Brochure. You can view its pages in the sidebar as well. Please send me an email at with your mailing address (U.S. only) and I’ll get them right off to you.

The excitement in the air during the time that both of these catalogs are available relates to earning free stamp sets and Designer Series papers as well as some dynamite deals if you decide to join the Stampin’ Up! family as a demonstrator. That’s not nearly as scary as it might sound. Part of the joy of being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator is that you can do it your way! Right now you have three choices………

  • For $129, you can receive the exclusive Boho Blue Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine ($63 value) as well as your choice of $175 of Stampin’ Up! products
  • Also for $129, you can choose the original white Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine as well as your choice of $175 of Stampin’ Up! products.
  • Or, for $99, you can “simply” choose $175 of Stampin’ Up! products.
  • Feel free to contact me about all the benefits (obligations and perks) of becoming a Stampin’ Up! demo. You can be your own best customer and enjoy the discounts and other perks (early sneak peaks and more), or you can go out and ‘pound the pavement’ offering classes and workshops. I’ve been a demo for nearly 27 years and I have never regretted one minute of it.

I still have quite a few hurdles to jump over with my not-quite-so-new-blogging-platform but I’m definitely feeling my old confidence and excitement. My how-do-I-do-THAT monsters are gone and my motivation is now in charge. What a great feeling. Happy New Year!

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