We're Having A Heat Wave....a Tropical Heat Wave!!!

Extra points if you recognize where that line/song came from...

Yes, folks, we are definitely at the beginning of a terrible heat wave here in Southern California. As I glance around the weather map, I see that much of the western states are also really really warm. Salt Lake City is 100 today, that is hot for them. Of course Arizona and New Mexico (as well as Nevada) are normally hot during the summer but today in Phoenix it will top out at 121 degrees. That is so hot that they have to cancel flights due to "air density" problems. So if you are in a warm/hot climate, please take care of yourself and stay out of the heat, preferable indoors if you can, in the shade if you can't. Keep yourself and your pets hydrated and as cool as possible, wear a hat and sunglasses if you go outside and do not overexert yourself at all today. Inside your home keep the blinds/drapes down so you block as much of the heat as possible.

Which brings me to our current Flex Alert. Yes, the local authorities called one for today. That basically has to do with our electricity consumption and they want us to forego doing laundry and other chores that require a lot of electric use during the daylight hours. They are also asking that we keep our thermostats set at 78 degrees (before AC kicks on.) Otherwise they say there might be wide spread blackouts, and no one wants that.

Today I plan to stay indoors with my granddaughter staying cool, we will keep the AC at a comfortable level and do some crafting and stamping and probably a LOT of coloring. We have some fantastic new DSP (designer series paper) that is printed off in black and white and allows us to color it in any way we like. A lot of fun and turns out super pretty!

Before I go I will leave you with this super cute stamp set that I recently discovered in our new catalog called, "You've Got Style." It depicts an older lady just having a lot of fun! It is also a great stamp set for using your watercolor pencils on, the end results are spectacular!! Remember I have an exclusive promotion going on right now (ends June 29) where if you shop on my shopping page and spend at least $40 I will gift you with either YOUR CHOICE of any color Classic Stampin Ink pad OR $10 off any of my online card classes. You get to choose. The only conditions are that you must use this host code: JZA6NN2U on my shopping page before 6-29. That is a great deal!!! The way it works is after you place your order I get notified by Stampin' Up, then I will contact you to find out which of my special gifts you would like and if you choose the ink pad you will tell me the color you want at that time. Your special gifts are not shipped by Stampin' Up, they come directly from me so I definitely need your shipping address if I don't already have it. Chances are you will get your Stampin' Up goodies first because I will have to order your ink pad (I don't normally keep too many colors here!) but if you decide to get the $10 gift certificate towards your online card class I will send that right to you, probably even by email! Either way, you cannot beat getting perks like that, right?
This cute card was made with the stamp set "You've Got Style!" (Item # 143898) and sells for only $18.00. Click here to see it in my online shopping store. You can color in the cute images with our awesome watercolor pencils (Item # 141709) Click here to go to watercolor pencils - and they can be sharpened over and over and there are YEARS of usage in these pencils. The colors are really vivid, too, and by using the blending pens you get all sorts of interesting variates, just like you see in my card example. That is the great thing about these products, you only purchase them once and then you are able to use them over and over. In the card above I made a simple Thank You card but there are sentiments in the set so you can use the card as a birthday card and much more!!

Remember to get these generous gifts you need to order no later than June 29, so have a blast shopping and I will talk to you next time!! Short cut to my shopping page click here!