Sunday, July 29, 2007


Out of the last 12 hours, I spent 11 of them painting! I feel like I'm going to drop over! BUT...looking at that room...I feel really, really good! I keep looking around at the pretty walls picturing the handstamped clock I'm going to put on the wall, and all the other neat things I'm going to stamp to decorate! It will be sooooo worth it! I think I burned and scrubbed a layer of skin off in the shower, though.

Here are four shots of the kitchen. Remember, I still have the dining room to do, and all this (plus the normal cleaning, preparing, and decorating) by Sunday the 5th. AM I NUTS?? Probably, but if I don't give my self a ridiculous deadline, I never get anything done. Anyway, to the pictures!!!!

And yes, after all that, I forgot to give the window trim at least one coat. Guess I'll start with that tomorrow, move into the other room, then come back to do the second coat. Tell ya what. When we go to sell this house someday, I am NOT, I repeat emphatically, NOT going to be the one to paint ANYTHING!!!! Sorry, just had to get that out.

Oh, and just so this entry can have something to do with actually stamping cards...I spent a few hours with Susan, my Upline in Stampin' Up! yesterday and we made six great cards! I'll put them in my gallery tomorrow, if I take a break. I'm starting to finally unwind now, and I'm getting sleepy...zzzzzzz.....

Saturday, July 14, 2007

A new blog is born!

Welcome! I have a lot of ideas for what I'd like to do with this blog and I hope you'll enjoy watching it progress. I am pretty new to stamping and I love visiting other stampers' blogs, so I hope you'll drop me a link so I can come see you.

Below are some pictures of the space in my home I want to use for stamping and hosting workshops. Normally, I would never want ANYONE to see this disaster next door (we own a duplex with a connecting, inside door) but I want to keep a photo record of the progress I make. Maybe it will remind me to keep working on it too!

Mostly, I hope that current and future customers will use this site to keep track of what I'm doing, to get some new ideas, and to keep in touch! However, I love for anyone who's interested to stop by, comment, make suggestions, or whatever! Please feel free to share this site with your stamping friends.

I do plan to get into scrap booking soon, so if that's your bag, hang in there! Thanks for coming by!