What did you do this weekend? Did you have nice weather? Our weather was pretty yucky, which made for the perfect weekend for some stamping! Saturday morning I hosted a Stamp A Stack at my home. My summer group is generally quite a bit smaller than the rest of the year - but this particular group was a lovely one and we had great fun.
Mariah and Heather are a mother and daughter stamping team (below left). I swear that Mariah (age 12) is a future demonstrator. She takes my card ideas and comes up with creative twists for them! Alison (below right) stamped with us for the first time, and she's pretty much a pro already! She won the door prize - the "Of the Earth" stamp set. I can't wait to see what she comes up with with it!
Janet (in yellow) has been stamping for 15 years (or more!) but was new to my Stamp A Stack's Saturday. She was so much fun and we just loved having her!
Since the new catalog comes out in just a couple of weeks I did some major organizing and cleaning out on Sunday. I purchased these totes for 50% at JoAnn's (came out to $4 each!) and labeled them for each of the SU color families. And yes - there's my kitty Mizzy in the background!
What an attention hog! : ) Anyways, I organized my cardstock and my scraps into the new color families and arranged it in the totes. I REALLY hope I can keep it organized like this!
I've told you before that Mizzy is my crafting kitty, right? She LOVES some cardstock and ink!
I put together a lot of cardstock that I'm getting rid of. All of the 81/2x11 cardstock below is up for grabs because these colors are retiring. At my new catalog party in July I'll be selling this for 5 sheets for a dollar!
I also put together a bunch of scrap packs - of pre-folded cards, designer series paper, and cardstock - all in retiring colors and designs. These are up for grabs for $1 a bag as well. You can see all of them on my Facebook page by clicking HERE. Want me reserve some for you? Live out of town but want to buy some and have me mail them to you? Just drop me a line at email@example.com
And finally, I did some actual crafting myself! I put together these invitations for my aforementioned New Catalog party...
I miscalculated (by a lot!) and ran out of ribbon about half way through. I think I actually like the ones WITHOUT ribbon the best - you can see the beautiful paper better!
All in all, pretty productive eh? Let's hoping I'm setting the tone for a productive WEEK this week! Happy Monday, everyone!