Wednesday, July 23, 2008


I have been hijacked onto a Rainforest Adventure! Seriously, that was the name of this year's VBS at our church. Since this was my first year running it I had no idea what to expect and let me tell you it is no small job to plan supplies, rooms, snacks, and all of the other things for over 140 kids and 60 volunteers!! I HAD thought that I would work my usual 20 hours the week before and then 40 the week of VBS. Ha! It ended up more like 60 and 85!! I was absolutely exhausted in the end, but I was so happy with the results. The good news too is that because I'm a part-time salaried position at an average of 20 hours/week, I can now essentially take the rest of the summer off to enjoy stamping! So I promise more fun things to come. In the meantime, here's a picture from last week -- I'm the one on the stage wearing a crocodile on my head -- anything to make the kids laugh!

Tuesday, July 1, 2008


Yikes! I forgot to post the details of my upcoming classes and open house last week like I had promised you. I was suffering last week from a perfect storm of disorganization and catching up at work after a week away. Want proof? Oh, I can't believe that I'm going to post this picture, but here goes:

This is what my stamp room currently looks like! I can't even begin to do any work in here until I clean up the mess from making my seminar swaps and finish the reorganization project that I started six months ago and never finished!

This week is actually a fairly slow one for work -- unlike next week which is the week before VBS and I'll be slammed -- so I'm going to spend lots of time working on cleaning this room -- starting today.

In the meantime, mark your calendars for Friday, July 11 from 6-9 pm. That's when I'll be having my open house. You'll get to see all of the swaps that I received in exchange for the two that I took to seminar. I'll also have all of the make and take and class samples on display and some new product -- because I just found out that my first order is getting to my house today! Of course, there will be make and takes and lots of fun. More details coming as soon as I excavate!

Here are pictures of the card and scrapbook page that I swapped at seminar: