Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Crap! I got lost

Sorry. I kind of got lost. More sick kids and a sick me. I bleached the whole house so hopefully we can shake it and it never comes back!!! I hate this time of year.

As for the blog candy... I meant this Friday. Um yeah really I did. So check back this Friday and hopefully I can get it together by then!

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

I don't believe it!

It took more than a year, but my blog finally has over 5,000 hits. And I bet half of them are me! Tee-hee! Stay tuned for some blog candy in honor of that incredible, amazing, fantastic milestone.

I've got to figure out how I can show you a picture of whatever because my hubby has the camera...hmmmm. May have to wait until Friday.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Getting Some Closure

In a matter a couple of hours this morning I have gotten some closure on some of the outstanding issues I have had recently. My convention buddy had a good reason for not sending my items in a timely matter and they should be on their way now. If you are a praying person, add her and her family to your prayer list. They have a rough road ahead of them. Their son was recently diagnosed with Lukemia.

And I finally got the paypal invoice and got PaperTrey paid for my last order! Glad that is finally resolved. Now I can feel better about ordering more stuff and this time I won't use a gift card!

I did some stamping last night. Played with my GinaK stamps. My hubby took my camera up North with him so I may have to scan them in.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Got Verve?

I do. I got Verve Visual, some Amuse, some Cat's Pajamas, some Gel-a-Tins and I'm sure there are more. I just can't remember right now. What happened to me? I have become a stamp slut! I used to be true to my SU! I had SU! and SU! only. They are what got me into stamping to begin with. Then I ran into GinaK and her stuff. Had to buy all her cute farm animals. Next came a couple of Bellas. Then PaperTrey. And I stuck to those for awhile. Lately though I have been going crazy. It all started when I got this gift card from work. Free money to buy stamps. I placed another order with PaperTrey. One of the sets was on backorder. No big deal... so I thought. Well I had some money left on my gift card and went to buy a couple other things online. Ran into a problem though because the gift card had my work address as the billing address so there were a couple charges to make sure the card would work, ya know pending transactions and I had put my home address as the billing address and well the card was declined, but some money still deducted from the gift card I would soon find out. I went online to check the balance on the gift card and I see that something isn't right. The PaperTrey order wasn't billed yet and there wasn't enough money left to cover it. Argh! And I couldn't tell what all had been deducted from the balance because they only give you a number and no transaction history. Great! So I contacted PaperTrey right away and asked them to cancel the order. They were packing and shipping it as I was typing so I ended up with the order and I have been trying to pay them for it ever since. They were totally cool about the mixup and were going to send me a paypal invoice so I could pay with another method and they have been so busy they keep forgetting and I keep sending them emails reminding them I owe them money. I am beginning to think they just don't want my money because we are going on 2 weeks here that I have been trying to pay them!
So I had some money left on the gift card and saw the new Verve Visual stamps and really liked them so I spent that money. Then I ran into The Cat's Pajamas stamps and ordered a couple of those, and then I found some gorgeous snowflake Gel-A-Tins stamps and well you can never have too many snowflakes, right? Oh brother! All this stamping around is because of all the other bloggers who post their wonderful creations that make me want new stamps. Maybe I will have some creations to share with you that will make you want to buy more stamps. For right now they are all going into my stamp contraband box until I get the courgage to ink them.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

What do you think?

My 6 year old took the new picture of me over there ----------------------->

What do you think? I like it. I think the 6 year old did pretty good! Now the 3.5 year old had to take a turn and he got a nice shot of my neck and then of my stomach. Not so good! Oh well maybe he isn't meant to be a photographer.

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

In a Funk

I'm in a funky mood today. For some reason I am thinking about the times recently that I have gotten "screwed" by other stampers and it put me in a funky mood. Getting "screwed" by another stamper doesn't happen often. Generally us stampers are nice, caring, giving, wonderful, tallented, amazing people.
Back in June I jumped into this pay it forward thread on SCS. The whole thing with pay it forward is that you do something nice not expecting anything in return. You post and the person before you is supposed to send you something and you send something to the person who posts after you. I participated twice and sent out two packages. I got one package. And at the time it didn't bother me. I even responded to a girl who was whining about not getting her package and said:

haven't gotten one of mine either. It took me awhile to mail mine. Maybe
they are just running late or it may take longer for mail into or out of
another country.

At any rate, we are playing this on game on faith and there
is nothing to do about it. I saw a sign on a church not that long ago and I
can't remember the exact words, but this is similar..."willingness to help
others (even strangers) on the expectation that it will all come back around
in the end" It may not have come back to you in this thread, but it will in another way. That is how I see it.

So now why is this on my mind lately? Probably because I have seen the person who "screwed" me has been having a lot of success lately and I wonder why it works out that way. I guess I also believe in karma and it doesn's seem to be taking effect in this case. Anyway, I am sure that this fellow stamper may have just gotten busy and forgotten about it or maybe it got lost in the mail. I need to just "drop the banana" and move on.

But this got me thinking of another person who owed me something that I haven't gotten yet. Pay attention Crystal, this impacts you too. Back in July I had a convention buddy. I sent her a decorated tin and a brand new package of ribbon originals, plus more than enough money to cover the cost of some convention trinkets, shipping back to me, and any paypal fees. She emailed me during and after convention. She was going to send me notes and was wanting to wait until the middle of August to print out whatever extras SU put on the website for the convention attendees. That sounded great. I emailed her in the beginning of August to see what the status was and she hadn't mailed it yet. She had a lot going on and was going to get them in the mail asap. I still don't have them. I sent her another message yesterday. I want my stuff and Crystal's charm or I at least want our money back. I am so disappointed. And I told her that. Hopefully, it gets resolved soon.

So that is why I am in a funky mood today.

Monday, October 08, 2007

Bad, Bad, Blogger

I've had stuff to share and just haven't gotten around to it yet. So finally today I think I have the last of my 3 simple Christmas cards. Except this one isn't quite as simple as the others. It isn't horrible and you could easily leave off the wheel to make it more simple.

BTW - If you are a demo and have customers show them the super simple Snow Burst card I did a few posts back. BIG hit! It definatley translated into some sales for myself and my upline.

This card uses the colors from the Winter Bright simply Scrappin' Kit. These are Bashful Blue, So Saffron, Real Red, Pretty in Pink, and Wild Wassabi. We used the Christmas Chatter Jumbo Wheel along the bottom of the card. I tore the So Saffron piece, but it is hard to see because the main image covers most of that up. The main image was stamped in the Basic Gray and colored in with markers.

ETA - Oops I forgot to say the main images are from the Big on Christmas stamp set.

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Pink for October

I went pink for breast cancer awareness month. The first color I chose was more salmon. This is a little closer to pink. I need to learn the color codes or something. I have a hard time finding the colors that I want.

Do you want to go pink too? Just visit this site and check out the thingies you can put on your site to show support. This one was made by Lee Caglioti.