It is Saturday before Mother's Day....what are YOU up to??

I always love to hear what other people are doing for holidays such as Mother's Day, etc, and not just because I might steal their ideas. It just brings me joy to see others having fun on these holiday. Even if (as my daughter tells me) they are "made up" holidays. I don't care, the way I see it, any holiday where family has an excuse to get together is a pretty good holiday. But then again, I'm the type of person who loves Sunday dinner with the family, Family night on a specified week night (yes, even when the kids are older!) and other family-oriented things like Family Vacations, Family Disneyland day, and Family go to the park day.

Growing up in a big family probably helped me feel like things were better with family around. Besides me and my five siblings we had tons of first cousins that we saw ALL the time. I even went to the same schools as several of my cousins so it was always like having a safety net around me, especially since I was the youngest at the time in those schools. If I had any trouble, I would tell a student, "Do you know Sandy? That's my cousin!" and since Sandy was a senior they left me alone. Or maybe it was because Sandy beat people up, I don't know. lol...either way, it was awesome.

I've been fighting off a bad sore throat for a few days and even got put on antibiotics for it. The stabbing pain is receding somewhat but I still feel drained the way you do when they make you take medicine. Still, the ibuprofen is helping the pain and I'm grateful for that.

I know what will take my mind off it, STAMPING!!

I actually did make some cute cards lately. I had finished up my cards for the two swaps I was participating in. There was a general swap due on May 25 and also a "leader" swap. The leader swap is for level Silver and above, and it is due on May 31. That's the one I mailed out today. Not so many in that swap this time, only 17 joined up. Still, I used some of our newest stamp sets to make a really cute card that I'll post here to show you.

June 1 is the big day where everyone will be able to order from our new catalog. Let me tell you, THIS catalog is fantastic. I know you've heard me say that before but the more I look through it, the more stuff I want. I have a wish list a mile long and I'm a demonstrator and got to order early already!!

If you are interested in joining my team of Fancy Stampers, you can get your entire start up kit made up of stuff out of our new catalog!! Yes, now...isn't that nice?? Just let me know and I'll help you do that. In fact, the last two recruits I stayed with on the phone while they signed up so they could get the most for their money. It is only $99 and for that you get up to $125 worth of anything you want out of the current catalog or mix it up and choose some items from our new catalog! Besides that, Stampin' Up gives you a generous amount of business supplies such as new catalogs, order forms, folders, postcards, and other goodies. Lastly, they gift you with a sample of Paper Pumpkin which is our fantastic monthly subscription that so many busy people love! Paper Pumpkin allows even the busiest people to get that 'creative break' they need and just unwind with a box of crafting goodies that comes complete to their door once a month. Paper Pumpkin is just $19.95 per month and that includes shipping! What a great deal, but for the next three months Stampin' Up is promoting Paper Pumpkin and you can get it for 25% off the regular price if you order 3 months subscriptions. Click on this link: Paper Pumpkin and it will take you to my page with the information and you can order!

So here are the cute cards. I am actually going to have two online classes and if you are interested please let me know, I will send you out an invoice if you'd like to join my classes. In the class you will get all the supplies you need to make six cards plus an exclusive video tutorial that will walk you through step by step. You can watch the video as often as you like once you pay for the class so you can even use your own supplies later or change up the colors, etc, if you like. The sky's the limit!!

 I made this card for a challenge on our team page. We have color challenges every week and this week I had the time to whip up a card for it. I used one of our newest stamp sets that will be available to you on June 1, unless you want to join my team, then you can get it NOW!!!
 This is a really pretty set that is also from our new catalog. I pictured it with the decorated envelope I made, it was for a friend and I mailed it off already. Everything shown here (except for a bit of retired DSP) is from our new catalog. The daisy is punched out with one of our brand new paper punches!! So convenient!! Join my team and order the bundle now!!
 This was a super cute bundle that I used to make one of my swap cards. The adirondack chair is too cute and uses the Big Shot to cut it out. I also used the new In Colors from our new catalog, they are so pretty together, don't you think?
Lastly, another swap card but I used different colors from the card above. See how versatile this bundle is?? I think so, too!!

On that note I will close for now. Just wanted to pop in to say Happy Mother's Day (almost!!) Please comment with what you have planned or if you need help getting signed up on my team of Fancy Stampers. We'd love to stamp with you!! <3