Thursday, July 12, 2007

I'm back and have been running ever since!

We came home on Sunday and then had to get back to work on Monday. Spent Monday night trying to catch up on laundry and put the camping stuff away and then Tuesday night had to run to the grocery store and wash all the kids and prep for the stamp camp we had last night.

The stamp camp went pretty good. It was the 1st of 3 sessions of the Fabulous Folds camp. My upline and I do them together. I do 2 different cards/projects (usually they make 3 of the same design) and she does 2. So they have a total of 12 items when they leave. We usually have 3 sessions because she can only fit so many people in the stamping area at once and the demand is high enough that we fill up 3 nights of the same camp (mostly her customers - I have 1). Is this all making sense? The fee for the camp varies depending on the projects. Usually around $18-$24. The more expensive camps we have done were for the tins and the alphabet one we did with name frames and such, I think. I'm bad at the $ end of it. My upline usually figures out the pricing and I say ok sounds good to me.

So my projects were a gate fold card and a one sheet box. And my upline took on the triangle tri-fold and the magic slider card. We try to balance each other out. So her projects were more challenging and mine relatively simple. I don't have any pictures yet as I was switching cards and hadn't made my boxes until midnight the night before the 1st camp! I might be able to snap some pics tonight....

The 1st order of duty today is to buy my son a new bike. He had inherited a 12 inch bike from his cousin and was really getting into riding it instead of the trike because his big sister kind of learned to ride with out training wheels this past weekend. And also he got pulled over by the cops on his trike in the campground. The officer put on his lights and told Carter he needed to slow down, he was going too fast. Carter's response was "I can't go dat fast on my bike". So I think he was ready for a bigger bike. Anyway... while I was stamping last night the kids were home with dad and riding bikes. My sister in law had put the bike together with the front wheel on backwards so my dear husband told Carter he needed to fix it. He proceeded to take the bike apart and couldn't get it back together so Carter is rather upset with him right now.

Oh yeah - I got tagged twice in the last week or so. 1st by Emily W. Her site is on my list over to the right of Blogs I Like to Browse. And the second was from Robin. I have to add her to my list still. I recently came across her blog... I met her at a stampin' get together near Lansing a few months ago. She is a really sweet, funny and talented gal. At any rate I'm supposed to tell you 7 things, tag 7 others, etc. I'll tell you 7 things, but this time I am feeling lazy and don't want to tag anyone, besides it seems that most people have been tagged already recently. Let's see...what didn't I tell you a couple months ago when I was tagged.

  1. My favorite accessory is ribbon. I want to buy ALL of the new ribbon in the SU catalog.
  2. I don't know that I have a favorite SU color. I like quite a few of them and I go through different combos quite often. The last card I made uses Certainly Celery, Cameo Coral, and So Saffron.
  3. I placed a small order from the new catalog yesterday and wasn't able to pick a stamp set from my wish list to add to the order so I didn't get one. I figured I would wait until I could put in a bigger order and just get them all at once. I'm bad.
  4. Continuation of #3... I think I may get a different stamp set that I didn't even have on my list. I liked it, but I am trying to be more selective so it wasn't list worthy. I see that a lot of other people have gotten it/are getting it and now I want it too. Priceless.
  5. What did I get on my small order? Well, I had to get more cardstock for the stamp camp, because I misfigured and wasted a bunch trying to get my original card plan to work out. But the exciting stuff was the pomegranate double stitched ribbon, kraft taffeta ribbon, bashful blue grosgrain, and the scallop circle punch. I also got the Theater Ribbon Originals, but they are a gift for my convention buddy who really likes green. And she is in the Army, you think she would be sick of it!
  6. I have a box of contraband stamps (non-SU) most of which have never been inked. I had to have them... I have a couple of SU stamps that haven't been inked, but I am getting better about that. I force myself to use them for camps.
  7. Some of the stamp sets on my wish list are: Simple Snowman, Big on Christmas, Wonderful Favorites, and Sanded.

1 comment:

Carrie Gaskin said...

You are one busy lady! Can't wait to see some pics of those projects!