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, 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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