Oh, I do love a good, productive day!
I’m an organizer. I make lists, block out time for important tasks, and when they are done I love to check them off. I’ve heard the comments – call it what you want, I don’t care – it makes me happy. Lately, however, MY important tasks have taken a back seat to OTHERS’ important tasks. It’s not that those other tasks were unimportant – but they kept crowding out the things I wanted to do. I’ve been out-of-sorts as I’ve seen things like “Complete the FAFSA” and “Prepare the minutes for the Pastoral Council meeting for distribution” get checked off, while things like “Make Valentines” and “Unpack new Stampin’ Up! goodies” remain on my list. (If you don’t know what the FAFSA is, be grateful – and if we receive some financial aid for my son when he attends university next year, I’ll be grateful.)
This morning I was able to slay enough dragons (yes!! it’s the Year of the Dragon!) on my list that I could justify an afternoon in my studio. I did a little straightening up (just enough so I could find my mojo) then cracked open a few ink pads. There were so many cards waiting to get put to paper!!
- Branch Out (retired) and Pennant Parade stamp sets
- Very Vanilla, Early Espresso and Pool Party card stock
- Everyday Enchantment Designer Series Paper (Sale-a-bration)
- Early Espresso Classic ink pad
- Triple Heart punch
- Calypso Coral Bakers Twine
- Rhinestone Jewels
- Simply Scored
I know I shouldn’t keep using Branch Out. It’s a retired stamp set. Oh, but it makes me so happy!! There are other trees in the IBC – you could substitute Season of Friendship – but this one is my all time favorite. The card base is Very Vanilla, but it has a pinkish cast in my photo. I gave up on that dragon.
If you haven’t placed a Sale-a-bration order yet, maybe it’s time to scoot yourself over to my Online Store and place a $50 order so that you can have your own package of Everyday Enchantment (#126154). I’m ashamed to admit how many packages I have stashed away! I love every single pattern, I love the colors, and I love the way it all works together. Isn’t that how it is with Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper??
I also have a few Occasions Mini Catalog Ribbon Shares left – for $15 (plus shipping) you’ll get 1 yard each of the new pleated ribbons in Blushing Bride, Riding Hood Red, Baja Breeze and Pear Pizazz, plus 5 yards of each of the new Bakers Twines: Calypso Coral, Lucky Limeade, Pool Party, Island Indigo and Wisteria Wonder. I’ve even included a yard each of the Sale-a-bration skinny organza ribbon in Calypso Coral and Lucky Limeade. Contact me if you’re interested.
Thanks for stopping by! Writing this post was the last thing on today’s MUST DO list – now it’s back to the studio for some play-time.