..or would I be an Aunt?
I was surprised to get an email the other day from Molly Stamps asking if I would be on their design team. Well was I ever surprised. I said sure, I would be honored as long as it does not interfere with Stampin’ Up! and they assured me it won’t. So I am so excited to be part of the team and look forward to what is to come. You can see the link to Molly Stamps over to the left on my blog.
My new Stampin’ Up! stamp set “Sock Monkey” came today…well it did not come with the first UPS delivery, that was my new Stephenie Myer’s books, I was all excited for my Sock Monkey, I picked it as one of my 5 free sets that I earned for sales during Sale-a-Bration this year. The UPS guy said he could not find the box, and it may be on another truck but he would bring it as soon as he found it. What? Where’s my monkey? Well Eric had a Doctor’s appt, and by the time we got home the Monkey was home safe and sound. So I played around with him. I won’t get the rest of my brand new stuff till tomorrow, so I used what I had here. What do you think?
Paper: Ruby Red, So Saffron, Watercolor paper, Western Sky Designer Series paper (I used that for the paper piecing – this set just screams for it)
Stamp Sets: Sock Monkey, Twill Background, Itty Bitty Backgrounds (I used that for the speckles on the bananas)
Ink: Jetblack Stazon, Ruby Red, Soft Sky, So Saffron, Barely Banana, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Going Gray
Misc: White gel pen
I’m gonna play with him some more tomorrow, at least until THE REST OF MY STUFF COMES, and did I tell you? The brand new stamps that Stampin’ Up! are now making ALL COME DIE CUT! No more cutting out the stamps, so I put this set together in no time at all. Love it!!
You will also notice a new blog banner, ain’t it darn cute? So western – so me! I wanna thank Beth over at Freckled and Fun, she designed it and my new watermark too. She is so patient, cause I am so picky, but she did an awesome job. Check her out and tell her Di sent you.
So I heard from Kathy already and she was so excited she won my first blog candy, so that will go out in the mail tomorrow. I loved reading the funny stories. So here are a few of my own funny stories.
1.) I can always tell what kinda crowd I have at a workshop. When I demonstrate the Color Spritzer Tool, I explain how to loosen the screw and then insert the marker, and then tighten the screw back up, then I tell them to take the marker out, you just loosen it back up and pull out the marker, but then I tell them it is very important to screw the screw all the way in when they are done, cause if you lose your screw….then I don’t say anymore….if someone says “you’re screwed right?” then I know they are gonna be a fun crowd and I can be a little looser when I am demonstrating. I must admit, only one time can I remember no one saying anything at that moment.
2.) I also explain to people when they are inking up a pad that they don’t rub, nothing makes me cringe more than to watch someone ink up a stamp by rubbing it on the ink pad. I mean over time you are going to ruin your pad. So I simply tell them, that it is called Stampin’ Up! NOT Rubbin’ Up!, and I show them how to ink up that pad properly.
3.) My sister Jacqui (love ya Jax) is a Canadian Demonstrator. When Stampin’ Up! first went to Canada we had one catalog, and the catalog showed the prices in the US Dollars as well as the Canadian dollars. Those poor girls having to explain why it was cheaper in the US! (ha! not no more eh? – the exchange rate is wacko) Well my sister told me that one time (I don’t know if this happened to her, or she heard it from one of her Canadian Demonstrator sisters) someone asked the Demonstrator why the stamps sold in the Cans cost more? You see the prices were worded like this US $20.00 CAN $25.99 – how funny is that? At least now they have their own catalog and they don’t have to explain the difference anymore.
Well I am calling it a night, so I can get up bright and early and get back to my monkey.
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