Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Another step in the right direction

I am so excited!  I just filled out the paper work to become a demonstrator for Stampin Up :D
I am so looking forward to this adventure.  It started out that my friend Debby signed on again for the second time, and I really want to support her efforts to finally make some money doing this, and not just being a hobbyist.  We are going to venture into this hand and hand.  We have talked excitedly for hours about plans for classes, stamp-camps, craft sales.  All the things we love to do together.  We used to make things and do craft sales together years ago.  I am looking forward to doing that again, but in a different way.  I can hardly wait. 
I certainly did not have to become a demonstrator to do this, but being able to do classes and offer the fun products so my friends can enjoy the products too.  I am not so interested in selling as I am in sharing the fun.  I sure hope my friends will share my enthusiasm.  Let the adventure begin!!  I hope this is a step in the right direction...............I have taken many steps before.  

Sunday, January 22, 2012

A little experiment

Well, I have to try to figure this out, so I am going to experiment tonight.  How do these blog things work. 
Ok, I was able to upload a photo of a tag I made. 
Here is my friends site. Let's see if it connects when I publish this.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Happy New Year 2012
So many changes and so many yet to come. Two new grandchildren, Kol born 10/28/11 and Olivia born 1/6/12, and with my darling Emily, age 7, I am a very happy grandma. I just can't get enough time with my little ones, and I wish they were all close by all the time. I was able to travel to Brooklyn, NY when Kol was 3 weeks old, and can hardly wait to see him again in 3 weeks.
So, until then I need to get my house in order. I still have Xmas wrapping paper on the floor, where I was wrapping gifts, not unwrapping. I have returns to do at several stores, and gifts that still have not been delivered. My best friend, Debby and I always seem to exchange gift in mid January. Every year we say we are going to make time to get together during the holidays, but we never seem to. With family gatherings, grandkids overnight, work schedules that differ, it's hard to make the time. I guess it's better late than never!
Tomorrow is my day to start cleaning and organizing. I said that last week, only a baby came along that thouroughy distracted me from all the chores I had to do. My plan is to get 1/2 hour in each room, and then clean the room where my computer mess has gotten out of hand. This is the room called "the spare bedroom", but you can't see the bed! I will have to take before and after photos. If I can get things under controll in here, I will move to the next room, "my craft room". I want my husband to put up my new shelves, so I can get orgainzed! LOL!! I brought home all the shelves and brackets when we closed the store I was working at. I have big plans for them. Right now there is a pile of shelves, brackets and poles in the corner of the spare bedroom, right in front of the closet door, so that I cannot retrieve or put anything in the closet, so it's all piled on the bed. It would be nice if someone could sleep in here in 3 weeks.
Tomorrow is the day to get going on these projects, while my husband is away for the day. I know he has his well thought out plans for these bedrooms, my craft room being one of them. I have to trump his plan, by getting my plan in action first. I have to stop sittin and knittin and git to pickin!! Wish me luck :)