I’ve been a scrapbooker and stamper for about 25 years and unfortunately I have used, sold or gotten rid of only a small amount of my stash. I started on a small table, moved to the dining room and then kicked Superman out of his office. Actually, part of what makes Superman super, is he volunteered to trade spaces with me, so I didn’t technically kick him out.
I found a great new challenge called “Use Your Stuff” Challenge Blog.” That is what I intend to do this year! On Facebook I’m participating in #imbringingbirthdaysback. Go to my Facebook and sign up with your birthday and address and you’ll get a hand stamped birthday card from me near the time of your birthday. If you don’t want your address posted on Facebook, private message me.
My wonderful college friend, Sharon, is coming over to help me get started posting my underutilized stamp sets and Designer Series Paper on ebay. Look for Stamping Mom while shopping on ebay in the near future!
I’m also going to bring back my classes that I had done for years. Let me know if you live in the Des Moines area and would like to attend my classes. I might start online classes too, if there’s enough interest.
The final thing I’m doing is participating in lots of challenges, making tons of cards and 3D gifts, posting on my blog to inspire you to use your stuff and “Use My Stuff!”
The current challenge at Use My Stuff was to create a black and white card.
I also made a coordinating envelope.
I hope I’ve inspired you to get in there and “Use Your Stuff.” Please subscribe to my blog so you don’t miss my updates or specials.
Keegan loved 12 Angry Men last night at the Des Moines Playhouse and thought it might be the best play I’ve ever taken him to see. The angriest of the 12 Angry Men was so angry we had a hard time not thinking both his character and he as a person, was very bad. Keegan was telling me you have to be a really good actor to make the audience have a hard time separating you from the character you’re playing. So good job angriest man, you were outstanding!
Abby got her highest score of the season at her archery tournament this afternoon. It was great to end the season on a high note.
It is so beautiful and warm today, Superman and I got all the sticks and yes, all the dog poop, picked up out of the yard. We are ready for Spring!
I love the colors in this week’s Paper Players challenge.
My stamping mentor, Mary Fish, challenged us to do something on a card that was out of our comfort zone. Well…water coloring is not in my comfort zone. It’s so far out in fact, that for my first watercolor “masterpiece” I decided I should start with a blob of water coloring. I fully intend to increase my watercolor skills from here! There’s no place to go but up!
I enjoyed making the first one so much, I made a second. I actually like the Pool Party background the best, however.
Hope you have fun weekend plans. I’m going on a date with my youngest son, Keegan, to 12 Angry Men at the Des Moines Playhouse. Keegan is an actor and singer and has been going to plays and musicals with me since he was about 5. He had his first voice lesson for his solo contest last night. The song he chose is in German. Although the singing sounds good, I have no idea what he is saying. LOL. Abby has her last Archery meet of the season this weekend too. It’s actually going to be warm in Iowa this weekend. Tomorrow we are supposed to get to 60 degrees which never happens in Iowa in February!