Thursday, May 11, 2017

YIPPPEEE, got my pre order


Sorry no photo, but I got my box of catalogs and my customers should be getting their own personal copy in the mail SOON!!!

AND, yesterday, I received my pre order!!!  I didn't order as much, this year, as we'll be on the road and not have tons of room to store stamping stuff till we get our 5th wheel.

OH what FUN to go through the box and just think about when I can sit and make cards!  All my stamping stuff is in the Storage Unit....but, I  don't have time to stamp, anyway, with a Yard Sale coming up, and a visit up to WA to see friends and a Granddaughter.   So, for now, I'll just have to think about it!!

The catalog, itself, is beautiful!!!  And, I love so many of the stamps and accessories.  You will not be disappointed!!

If you are in the Redmond, OR area and you want to look through a copy of the catalog and see some of my purchases, give me a shout out...and I'll let you know where the Yard Sale is going to be and will have the items available to look at.

I cannot post them online, it's against SU policy....

Remember, you still have the rest of this month to get some retired items, but things are selling out fast!

The Occasions catalog is still in effect till May 31st as well!!'s a brand new catalog!!

Hang in there with me, as soon as I can get somewhere I can stamp, I'll be sharing some card ideas!!!

Thanks to so many of you for your encouragement and support thought these last few months of selling our home, having countless garage sales and the HUGE move!!!  

We are looking at having our 5th wheel sometime mid to late June....and then I can put my stamp stuff in my tiny stamp room :-)


Sunday, April 30, 2017

It's Official

We moved out of our home on Friday, April 28th at 4:50 PM.  We had a move out time of 5pm and we just made it!!!  Boy, the last two weeks was frantic with having a moving sale, taking things to the storage shed, deciding what had to go in there, what went with us and what needed to be donated.

We are now staying at our Son's house while he is working in FL and we'll be heading out in another couple of weeks to go back and pick up our 5th wheel.

Several people have asked us to start a blog so that they can keep up on what we are doing when we are on the road, so I started a blog and it is called

I can once again go back to a stamping blog here and will try to keep both up as we travel along.

Right now, my stamping supplies are all packed and in the storage shed :-(  I found that I was a little nutso thinking I could actually stamp AND pack and clean a wasn't happening :-)

So, give me some time and I'll be back at it, soon!!

Thanks for all of your support, it means so much to us!!!


Thursday, April 27, 2017


I am so sorry that I haven't been keeping up on my blog posts, I had NO IDEA it would be THIS huge of a job moving from a 1525 square foot home to a 5th wheel.  Oh I know that it will be much smaller....that's not the problem.  The problem lies in that we aren't moving directly into it.....we'll be 'homeless' for a couple of months till we ARE able to move into it.

So, we have had 3 huge sales since the end of February...the last being last weekend...where we had a 3 day  moving sale and got rid of a lot....but not all our furniture.

So, we have everything that didn't sell and that we didn't GIVE a storage unit that is almost completely full!

We'll be staying at my Son's for at least two weeks before we head out to start making the trek back to get our 5th wheel.

Once we get out of the house, tomorrow, and get settled in for a couple of weeks...I'll have time to sit down and post.

Most of my stamping supplies are packed, so won't be able to share new cards I have made...but I may have some that I haven't shared yet.

I am going to start a new blog for our RVing experiences, too, but still trying to think of the 'right' name.

Thanks to all of you that have sent me messages on Facebook, private e-mails and some that have come by to give us encouragement and hugs.

We are on the home stretch now!!!


Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Moving Sale tomorrow!!

Well, we are as ready as we'll ever be!  We got the OK to have our moving sale this weekend and we have been working non stop every day to get it all ready to open the doors, tomorrow morning at 9am!!  We'll have it today, Friday and Saturday!

The only bad part is, we couldn't contain it to just the garage....we had to have canopies out in the driveway and also had to have 5-6 tables in the house and use my dining room table and my island, too, in the kitchen.

I'll be so happy when Saturday night comes and we can start to pack up and move stuff out of here the next few days.

We closed on Monday....and after the sale, we'll be looking for a truck to pull our 5th wheel.  Exciting!

We finally told everyone, the other day.  We wanted it to be a sure thing before we told all of our friends and family!

Next up will be getting the house cleaned and moving out next week.

I still have to start a blog for our adventures......just haven't had time!

I sure have gotten a lot of steps in, during all of this.  The most I have gotten in is over 17,000 one day.   But, have averaged around 9,000 a day or more.

Well, it's time to hit the hay so we are rested up for tomorrow.  This will be the earliest we've gotten to bed for days.

Hope you have a great day!!!


Monday, April 17, 2017

Moving Sale starts on Thursday!!

Today is the day!!!

We will begin setting up tables and putting out everything that we can't take with us in a 5th wheel.  The garage is going to be SO FULL!!!

First, though, is another craft sale.  The craft sale will run all week, but it is in a different area. That is because the retired list came out and so I had to pull lots of items that will be discontinued as of June 1st.  I can't take it all with me, so might as well sell it.

It is a daunting task, for sure, to get everything set up and ready to open the garage door at 9am on Thursday!!  But, we shall persevere!!!

The garage sale will be Thursday April 20th - Saturday April 22nd.

Keep us in your thoughts!!!

No stamping will be done till the sale is over, the house is clean and we move out!

I'll keep you updated!!

I still am trying to think of a blog name for our RV adventures.....and as soon as I get that up and running, I'll let you know.


Thursday, April 13, 2017


Well, as of yesterday, we have officially sold our home and are in the process of taking down shelving in my stamp room and getting everything boxed up and either taking it to the storage shed or getting it set up out in the garage for a moving sale!

Lots of hard work and still lots more to come!!   I'll be starting a new blog just for our RVing adventures, in the near future, but I need to come up with a fun name for it....that incorporates what we'll be doing, volunteering, AND my stamping along the way.  I'll just try and keep up with both blogs and see how it goes.

Right now, we just have to finish up the stamp room, still lots more to get off the walls and packed up.

That will be the hardest part of all, except trying to get a huge dining room buffet moved to our storage shed by two old people :-)  We'll see how that works :-)

I may just decide to sell it!!

We'll be having a moving sale April 20-22nd, so if you live in Central Oregon....stop by and say HI....and who knows, we may have something you NEED.

I have been asked over and over if I'll miss my home and YES I will.  I love my house....but, it's time to have some new adventures.

And, to make this a stamping post, if you have anything you are still wanting in the catalog that is on the retired list, PLEASE don't hesitate.  Too many things are already GONE!!!

Looking forward to sharing ideas after this whole thing is over.


Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Dragonfly Dreams

 Dragon Fly Dreams

Here is one of the cards that we did in class, on Thursday April 6th.  It had two flaps that unfold, and for some reason, right now, I can't think of the name of this card fold...grrr.

The gals had fun making this.  You see the dragonfly on the top of the card?  We used SU Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper and we sprayed our own color to match the card.

We just put a mixture of 3/4 alcohol to a 4-5 drops of Blushing Bride re-inker, into our Stampin' Mister and shook it well.  Then, just lightly spray your Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper and it matches the colors on your card.

Try it with any of the re-inkers!!  It's so much fun to match the glimmer paper to the card you are making!!

Just a FYI, the retired list is out.  Things are going FAST!!!  Unbelievable.

If you have anything on your wish list from that retired list, you may want to hurry and get it before it's gone for good!

 RETIRED  list in a PDF file. You will notice that some things are up to 50% off.

Have a great day!!!