Are you ready?

Are you ready for the New Year? 

Hello, Stamping Friends!  Well, the best laid plans have gone awry for me…. just a couple of weeks ago, I had pledged to post more often and regularly – and I was managing to do it quite well – until it happened! 

On Christmas eve, I noticed that my neck was feeling rather stiff & sore; I put it down to the fact that I'd been very busy; cleaning, wrapping, shopping, etc., getting ready for the family to come over for  a big traditional Christmas dinner.

Early Christmas morning I awoke – and my neck was frozen, and I was in agony!  Oh my gosh – I couldn't move my neck at all, and the pain was extreme, and constant.  What was I going to do?  The medical clinic was closed; family was coming over in hours; I still had the table to set, veggies to prepare, etc.  Well,as they say – the show must go on!  All I can say is thank goodness for my step-mom, who was such a super help to me in getting everything cooked & served on time, and it all tasted terrific! 

This is the only Christmas that I do not have pictures to remember the event. 🙁   I'm always the 'photographer' at family occasions, and I just couldn't do it this time.  So, I'm sad about that, and that I haven't been able to do any stamping or creating, but I'm happy to report that I'm on the mend now (thanks to anti inflammatory & pain medications), so I'll be back to normal, soon.

In the meantime, I'm working on putting together a class schedule for the next few months; if you have any particular type of class you'd like – such as a techniques class, or fancy folds, etc., just let me know, and I'd be happy to accomodate

I'm also planning to have an open house about mid-January, because there will be lots of new goodies to see & try out!  The NEW OCCASIONS CATALOGUE starts January 3rd – June 1st 2014, and then SALE-A-BRATION starts January 28th – March 31st.  I can't wait to start sharing some of the fabulous new products with you.

If you're already looking forward to Valentine's Day preparations, Stampin' Up! has some super-cute stamp sets and kits available now!  Have a look:

How cute are those little red & white Sweetheart Treat Bags?  And they come complete with the die-cut labels, and the baker's twine – all you need is the filling for the bags!  In a hurry for some quick & easy cards?  The Sweet Sayings Cards and Envelopes are perfect for you – a set of 12 printed card bases, plus envelopes, and all you need is Cupid to do the delivery!

Need some quick & cute treat/card combinations?  How about those adorable Monster Hugs available in boy or girl?  Wrap their cute little monster arms around a treat-sized chocolate,and you're done!

Of course, if you prefer making your own Valentine's cards, or want to 'amp up' the pre-made cards, the above selection is for you!  Choose from cute birds, romantic Paris theme, a traditional floral heart. 

To order your Valentine's supplies, or contact me about suggestions for classes, please either call or email me directly at 604.298.0472 debsmart@shaw.ca, or you can place your order directly on-line, by clicking on my name (below) to go directly to my online 24/7 store.

Until next time – Happy Stamping!

 

 

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