Monday, June 20, 2011

Spring??'s SUMMER now!!!

Can summer be here already?? The above photo is from Memorial Day weekend...a true sign that summer is here!! We set up our 'redneck' pool and it didn't take long for the water to warm up! Those few days were in the 100's~ my kind of weather!! Today it doesn't feel like it at all~ we (the family) are at Lake Anna for a few days and the water is actually warmer than the air (current outside temp is about 70 degrees). The kids went fishing this morning and caught a few catfish and have asked to swim....but I honestly think it's too cold for me! I have bribed them with sweets and indoor games. We might travel in to the big ol' town of Louisa today to look for movies or bowling.
Since I am on 'vacation' I am able to catch up on much needed blogging, e-mails and updates.
Not even sure what was going on in my life in my last post...since it was so long ago!! First thing was our computer in the basement (our main PC) decided it didn't want to work was less than 6 months old!! It has since been serviced twice and seems to be okay (thank-goodness). It is the computer that I use for Stampin' Up! so for that time I pretty much took my stampin' business on hold. It feels good to get back in with both feet!! Stay tuned for all the latest news and updates.
After Memorial Day came the end of the school year and the school year ended we were busy with making plans for parties, family and friends coming to visit. The month of June rolled in like a wild fire!! Our oldest son Ryan graduated highschool...where does the time go? In the fall he will attend Howard County Community College. Ready for a card??
Here is the card I made for his graduation: I have posted a few pictures so you can see how it opens. Click here for a tutorial on how to make 'flip' cards.
Stamp Set: Sail Away (123013), Live, Laugh, Love (117114), Sanded (109294)
Card Stock: Night of Navy, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, Soft Suede
Ink: Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Night of Navy and Soft Suede Stampin' Write marker
Accessories: Night of Navy 3/8" taffeta ribbon (120933), Mini Vintage Tags (118763), Square Lattice embossing folder (119976), Shimmer Paint Champagne Mist (116806)
Here is the other side, hard to tell from the photos but the Very Vanilla CS was sprayed with the shimmer paint since the mini-vintage tags are shimmery...did you know that?? I didn't (oops!!)
As you may already know...the Stampin' Up! Retirement List has been issued for stamps and accessories...have you checked it out yet?? This card actually used two stamps that are retiring (Sanded Background stamp and Live, Laugh, Love)
So check your Wish List's and make sure to place your orders ASAP before they are gone for good!! Shop 24/7 on my website.
If you would like the new catalog please contact me today via e-mail and I'll be sure to get you one!! Wait till you see it~ orders will be able to be placed with the new catalog beginning on July 1st!!!
Stampin' Hugs~Erin

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