Tuesday, August 31

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Friday, August 27

Heart Touching Song :)

Sanctus Real - “Lead Me”
I look around and see my wonderful life
Almost perfect from the outside
In picture frames I see my beautiful wife
Always smiling
But on the inside, I can hear her saying...
“Lead me with strong hands
Stand up when I can't
Don't leave me hungry for love
Chasing dreams, what about us?
Show me you're willing to fight
That I'm still the love of your life
I know we call this our home
But I still feel alone”
I see their faces, look in their innocent eyes
They're just children from the outside
I'm working hard, I tell myself they'll be fine
They're in independent
But on the inside, I can hear them saying...
“Lead me with strong hands
Stand up when I can't
Don't leave me hungry for love
Chasing dreams, but what about us?
Show me you're willing to fight
That I'm still the love of your life
I know we call this our home
But I still feel alone”
So Father, give me the strength
To be everything I'm called to be
Oh, Father, show me the way
To lead them
Won't You lead me?
To lead them with strong hands
To stand up when they can't
Don't want to leave them hungry for love,
Chasing things that I could give up
I'll show them I'm willing to fight
And give them the best of my life
So we can call this our home
Lead me, 'cause I can't do this alone
Father, lead me, 'cause I can't do this alone

Thursday, August 26

Fall Newsletter

Products Now Available
Play Date Rub-Ons (item 118760)
Old Olive Polka Dot 6" x 6" Album (item 119833)
Blue Herringbone 6" x 6" Album (item 119834)
Thank you for your patience!

New Catalog Items Still Not Available
Watercolor Wonder Crayons: All Watercolor Wonder Crayons were delayed due to a relocation of the supplier. We are happy to announce that these are now under production, and we will let you know when they are available for order.
Rub-Ons: We are still experiencing quality problems with our new Rub-Ons, and the following Rub-Ons are not currently available:

119250 - Bday Party
119249 - Holly & Jolly

Punch Caddy – Quality Issues Forces Non-Availability
We discovered serious quality issues with the product that could not be resolved. Rather than deliver a defective product to demonstrators and customers, we chose to halt production. We have no immediate plans to manufacture the Punch Caddy as it is currently designed. We will possibly look into an equivalent product in the future, but we do not have any firm plans to do so at this time.

Christmas Card Day
November 6 at my home FREE!
Preorder all your needed cardstock, stamps and embellishments for the day! Lunch will be provided. RSVP by 10/1/10 please!

Canvas Home Décor Class
I will be holding a Canvas Home Décor class in November. What a perfect opportunity to make that special Christmas gift for someone on your list that “has everything”!
What will be supplied?
Three canvas frames
Embellishments: Ribbon, flowers, gemstones, pearls, etc.
What do you need to bring?
2 pieces of 12 x 12 coordinating patterned paper that matches room décor
1 5x7 matted picture
A willing-to-be-creative spirit!
WHEN: November 13 at 11:00 am
WHERE: My house
COST: $20

RSVP by 10/15/10!

Shadow Box Home Décor Class
I will be holding a Canvas Home Décor class in November. What a perfect opportunity to make that special Christmas gift for someone on your list that “has everything”!
What will be supplied?
One 12 x 12 frame
Embellishments: Ribbon, flowers, gemstones, pearls, etc.
What do you need to bring?
1 pieces of 12 x 12 coordinating patterned paper that matches room décor
A series of matted pictures or what ever special items (memorabilia) you want in the shadow box
A willing-to-be-creative spirit!
WHEN: December 11 at 11:00 am
WHERE: My house
COST: $25
RSVP by 11/15/10!

Beginning January 2011

5 for $5 Classes
Beginning January 14, I will be holding 5 for $5 classes in my home the second Friday of every month. COST: $5 to make five cards.

Technique Classes
Starting January 21, I will be holding a Technique Class the third Friday of every month. During this time you will receive a loose ring. Each month we will explore 3-4 techniques, putting them on a 4 ¼ x 5 ½” card. These cards can then be placed on your ring for easy access so you can do them on your own! One side will have the technique with instructions and the other side will have the hands-on technique! What a great tool! COST: $5 per class

Stamp-A-Stack Class
With Sale-A-Bration just around the corner, so to speak, I will be holding a Stamp-A-Stack on January 22. You will stamp a total of 10 cards, including envelopes, using Sale-A-Bration sets. COST: $15 Lunch will be provided.

Don’t forget to book your SALE-A-BRATION workshop for January-February 2011! Awesome FREE stamps for every $50 in merchandise and earn FREE merchandise for Hostessing!

If you have any requests for special classes or events please don’t hesitate to ask!!!

Book a Workshop – Book today and get a chance at the Book-To-Look board! FREE MERCHANDISE!

Ask me today about the Stampin’ Up! opportunity to become a demonstrator! Great rewards!

Wednesday, August 25

Updated Calendar of Events

· August 28 – Crossroads Craft Day – Crossroads Missionary Church from 9 - 4. Bring your lunch and snacks, unfinished projects and join us for a day of fun!
· August 28 – Red Hatters Event – Dinner at Savory’s in Sturgis
· August 29 – Burns Reunion in Coldwater

· September 3 – OPEN FOR BOOKING!
· September 4 – OPEN FOR BOOKING!
· September 10 – OPEN FOR BOOKING!
· September 13 – Crossroads Missionary Church - Financial Peace University 7 pm (13 weeks on MONDAY)
· September 18 – SCS Michigan Mingles in Eaton Rapids.
· September 24 – OPEN FOR BOOKING!
· September 25 – Red Hatters Event – Archivers Trip! J Must pre-register as it is a PAY play day at Archivers… Vintage Holiday Card Workshop 10:30AM-12:00PM $20. We may be staying overnight due to the earliness of the class. Please let me know ASAP if you 1. want to attend and 2. want to stay overnight!

· October 1 – OPEN FOR BOOKING!
· October 2 – OPEN FOR BOOKING!
· October 8 – OPEN FOR BOOKING!
· October 15 – OPEN FOR BOOKING!
· October 16 – OPEN FOR BOOKING!
· October 22-23 – MCNCD Women's Retreat in Shipshewana. More info coming soon!
· October 30 – Red Hatters Event – Not determined at this time.

· November 6 – CHRISTMAS CARDS DAY! Order your supplies in advance. I will provide lunch for the day along with snacks. RSVP by 10/15/10!
· November 12 – OPEN FOR BOOKING!
· November 13 – Canvas Home Décor Class - $20 RSVP by 10/15/10!
· November 19 – OPEN FOR BOOKING!
· November 20 – OPEN FOR BOOKING!
· November 24-30 – Arizona Trip!

· December 3 – OPEN FOR BOOKING!
· December 4 – OPEN FOR BOOKING!
· December 10 – OPEN FOR BOOKING!
· December 11 – Shadow Box Home Décor Class - $25 RSVP by 11/15/10!

· January 14 – 5-4-$5 Class
· January 21 – Technique Class - $5
· January 22 – Sale-A-Bration Stamp-A-Stack - $15

Tuesday, August 24

Act 3...My 5 Whys and Roadblock Busters

The first two challenges this two weeks was to do a 5 Whys and then come up with Roadblock Busters to get "over the roadblock(s)".

Here's mine...

The others are to read two chapters of the Demo Manual and implement a business organization system.

Tonight I put on my desktop organization folders as they suggested and a few more besides. As I begin moving my documents, samples, etc. around into the new folders it should make it easier to become prepared for workshop, classes, etc. Woohoo! Now...the big task...this weekend is to ORGANIZE the stamp room!

Monday, August 23




Saturday Diane had a great workshop even though it was small in turn out. We made three cards, using punches and Big Shot dies. Due to a limited time factor (Diane had to leave early) I did most of the punches and all of the die cuts before hand. They loved the cards...simple and cute.

I will need to remake the samples though...I did a "blonde" thing and forgot to take my door prize basket with! So I gave my samples to the winner...who Diane drew...and it happened to be HERSELF! I had mixed up the slips and they were all folded in four so she didn't was not rigged! LMBO I will post the cards as soon as I get them redone. :)

Sunday we had our Smith famiy reunion. Due to the lack of participation we moved it this year to my son's home where we wouldn't have to pay out for a pavilion at the park...last year there were NINE of us! We did have a better turn out this year though most of it was my sister's and my family. :) 26 total this year! We had a blast...will also have to post these pictures later...left my camera at Travis's last night!

Tonight we are going to the church for a preview of Financial Peace University. The classes start September 13 and we are leading it. Oh the joy of serving the Lord! It's an awesome class and I would suggest it to anyone who is getting married, recently married, graduating, going to college, etc. He is a no non-sense speaker and tells it like it is in a simple and easy-to-understand way.

Tuesday, August 17


They have one room painted! Now to get the trim up and buy new curtains! :) We wanted white but the only can available at B & G was egg shell white...and I think it looks great anyway...not so bright white.
Don't mind the table...been working on dad's memorial album there! hehe

Monday, August 16

Friday-Saturday Stamp/Scrap Day

I had one girl come on Saturday...a girl I work with who scraps but hasn't done it in a while. She was in awe of all the stuff in my stamp room. She wants to learn how to stamp in her scrapbook and learn new techiques so I will have to get some on the schedule! :)

I worked on Dad's memorial scrapbook all weekend for the family reunion this coming Sunday. I still need to do my four pages and my sister's four pages along with three or four "family" pages yet. James bought an album at WalMart (I know I SELL THEM!) and an extra package of inserts. I'm gonna have to go back and pick up another package of inserts as I have filled what I have!

I also spent time printing off butterflies pics so I can work on the Red Hats Scrapbook! I know that I am going to be working on MDS to make a book of our trip but need to also add into our group album! :)

Needless to say, it was a productive to finish it off and get prepped for Diane's workshop on Saturday!!!

Friday, August 13

Funny Pic to Share

This is my 3rd grade class mates that worked on the bulletin board that's behind us!

Thursday, August 12

Getting excited!

I am really excited about this weekend. Though I have received only one RSVP for Saturday I am hoping that I will have some WALK-INS!

Friday - August 13 - 7pm-11pm - Open stamp/scrap night - FREE!
Saturday - August 14 - 10:30am-5pm - Open stamp/scrap day - FREE! Lunch, snacks, iced tea and water provided.

I need to finish up the stamp room tonight though! Since we have a new dining room table (thanks Carol!) I will ba able to sit two to three there also.

I will be getting together the Round Robin to mail out Monday after work too! If you want to join send me an email!

Tuesday, August 10

Recruit Crew - Act II - Monroe's Motivated Sequence

So tonight I worked on Act II and here is my Monroe's Motivated Sequence pages!

Saturday, August 7

Recruit Crew Act II

I have been working on Act II today and revising Act I so I thought I would post it all together and then go from there! I am doing this using My Digital Studio (MDS) which is so easy to use!

There you have it! As I continue to work on the recruit crew stuff I will post from here...once it's done I plan on having it printed for future reference! :)

Wednesday, August 4

Cleaning, Upcoming Stamp/Scrap weekend, Round Robin

I am planning on working in my stamp room beginning tomorrow. Have to get it cleaned up by next weekend since I am having an open stamp/scrap weekend! You can still come!

Friday, August 13 from 7-11 and all day Saturday, August 14.

I will be supplying lunch and snacks. Bring your projects to work on and let's spend some quality time together!

Since no one RSVP'd I haven't prepped a 10 for $ if you would like one PLEASE let me know ASAP!

I have received TWO yeses for the Round you know anyone that might enjoy this? Give me a shout and let me know!!!