Thursday, September 30, 2010

I'm Sure There's Some Sunshine Up There Somewhere. At least I hope there is.

When I sat down to write this post, I had every intention of talking about how much I hate stress. And about how EASILY I get stressed and overwhelmed. I mean REALLY.

About how I have new responsibilities at work now (never mind that I kinda asked for it).

About how inadequate and stupid I feel in my new job every day.

About how guilty I feel because I volunteered for an additional project at work and then backed out at the last minute because I felt so overwhelmed.

About how although I only work 4 hours a day, 4 days a week, my mind and body feel like I work 80 hours a week and like one day my family will come home to find me rocking in the corner counting my fingers.

About how I wish I could KEEP some sort of routine at home so someone could just drop by and I wouldn't have to feel embarrassed because there seems to always be dirty dishes in the sink or crap on every flat surface.

About how inadequate I feel as a mom because my kids have not been nice to their good friends lately.

About how, once again, I have lost that short-lived desire to exercise and eat healthy.

About how I'm tired of comparing myself to everyone else. Yet I still do it.

About how I need to somehow simplify my life. NOW.

About how much I hate the fact that I complain even though I have such a great life with a healthy family, money coming in, and food to eat.

But I decided against writing that stuff. Because this is a craft blog and you don't want to hear my nutty ramblings.

So I'll post pictures of these: And call it good.

Friday, September 10, 2010

A Sugar Sandwich and a Lie

We interrupt this semi-sort of-regularly-scheduled craft blog for some random reminiscing:

My oldest, who's on a mission for the LDS Church, wrote and asked my husband and I for some childhood stories. My first thought was, "Really?! You haven't cared about us or our childhoods for the last 5 years, so why now?!" But he's matured quite a bit over the last 7 months and it warms my heart to know he wants to know about us.

I thought of a few stories. Like the time my gold polyester pants split when I was standing up to accept my award in Elementary School, exposing my homemade polyester undies. Or the time my sister and I smuggled horn toads home from a camping trip. Yeah. They didn't live long.

But as I racked my brain for more stories, I remembered a snack I loved! And how I manipulated a babysitter into making it for me and my little sister.

I was pretty rebellious as a little girl....NOT!

In fact I was so shy and afraid of anything and everything that I rarely talked back and I pretty much did everything I was told to. Typical oldest child, I guess. Anyway, I think I was 8 or 9 and my parents had a neighbor girl come tend my sister and I (actually, my husband ended up dating that girl for awhile in high school. Funny, huh?). Okay, ANYWAY!

I LOVED sugar sandwiches. HUH? A sugar sandwich is a slice of white bread spread with butter and sprinkled with lots of white sugar then topped with another piece of white bread. DELICIOUS!

My mom had told us no sugar sandwiches while she was gone that night. So being the obedient daughter I was, I told the babysitter that our mom let us have sugar sandwiches all the time. She said, "Are you sure? That doesn't sound very good for you." I assured her it was okay. Now remember, I was usually very close to a perfect child, and most people knew it, so she believed me and made us our sugar sandwiches. I felt guilty lying to her, and if I remember right, I got in trouble when my parents came home, but boy did that sugar sandwich taste good!

Okay, you can go back to crafting now that I've enriched your life with my childhood tales of mischief. :)

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

What I love about Stamp Club

I love the fact that at Stamp Club, we get to make projects that are a little more involved than Stamp-A-Stack cards. What does more involved mean? Well, it can mean a few things. Either, there's a technique that takes a little longer than we have time for at Stamp-A-Stack, or the products used are a little more expensive (like the striped ribbon, button, and patterned paper, for example), or there are more embellishments to the cards, or we make a 3D item like a gift/candy box.

Here's a peak at the card we'll do at December's Stamp Club. In all it's sparkly, vintage-y goodness.

Would you like to make it? You know you do. Just agree to order your favorite SU! supplies ($25 a month for 6 months) and this baby will be yours! Right now, I have Liz, Suzy, and me. I have 3 more spots open just for you! I've been going through Stamp Club withdrawal since my Demonstrator, Julie stopped doing it a few months ago and I'm itching to get going again!

E-mail me today for more details or to enroll in Stamp Club!

Thanks for stopping by! :)

The fondest memories are made when gathered around the table....see you at the table!

Saturday, September 4, 2010


These are the cards we made at Stamp-A-Stack yesterday. I meant to take a picture of the group making them, but I was having so much fun laughing and talking that I forgot!

Thanks, ladies, for coming and for making my day. I hope you had as much fun as I did!! :)