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Spring social sneak peek www.stampingwithdi.com

I have been working on table goodies for my upcoming Country INKers Spring Social. This is just a sneak peek of sumthin' sumthin'. What the heck is that?

So one TV show I would love to be on is? Can you guess? Nope not that one. Definitely not Survivor...ha! I always wonder, gee....glasses and hearing aids...I would never survive just getting off the boat where they have to swim to shore.

I want to be on My Lottery Dream Home. That would mean, we were rich (oh and we bought a lottery ticket...ha!) and could buy like a retirement home in Canada near my family...in the summer. Plus I would get to meet David Bromstad who I have loved since watching Color Splash...where I learned about Home Goods...ha! I may have a leetle bit of a Rae Dunn problem, but it is getting better.

But till then (and I don't think I said anything, or put pictures on my blog...when I searched kitchen or laundry nothing came up..I think I just showed them on FaceBook)...we updated our kitchen last year.  It really needed it, since it was all original...everything. The appliances were getting old (except the dishwasher we had replaced a few years back) and the tile counter...ugh.

Before kitchen www.stampingwithdi.com

So here it is before, I remember when we had the house built 23 years ago, we had just added on to our home in Mesa and had updated that kitchen and had put in tile counters, so I wanted them again. Well I guess it was popular way back then.

New appliances www.stampingwithdi.com

We asked around and ended up getting Slate appliances and we love them, no finger prints! We sold our hardly used stainless steel dishwasher to our neighbor so all the appliances matched. We still love them. So we could not do the counters right away, as we had a hard time getting the original person that came and did measurements to get back to us...so we went with another company and they were awesome. We even had to move a wall back to the left of the fridge and a cabinet down (had no idea all these years it was not the same height as the other) you would never know it was done. We decided not to paint the cabinets as we loved how the wood looked with the new appliances, and well we live in the desert and I think white would drive me nuts cleaning it all the time.

New appliances laundry www.stampingwithdi.com

So then our 30 year old appliances in the laundry room were like, heck we can't compete with those new appliances, so the washer stopped working, I mean if I stood there and held the button it would keep working but well...I have a life. Jeff had replaced the belt many times in the dryer, but he was like nope...we are getting new ones. So we wanted to get them to match...as close as possible to the kitchen. I must tell you, I love doing laundry now. I was scared to get front loading cause I had heard people complain, but Jeff wanted them...so we did, and now I am glad...please God don't let me just have jinxed that. Knock on wood.

Updated kitchen www.stampingwithdi.com

So we had to go to OnStage, and then right away I was scheduled to get a hysterectomy, so the guys came in as soon as we got back from Texas and installed the granite counters (we made the island bigger), new sink etc. and the backsplash. We also had bought enough granite to update both bathroom counters too. Boy was that the hardest time recuperating, cause I so wanted to keep it looking nice, and put stuff away but I could not do anything for a while...in fact I remember having a set back as I was feeling a bit better and started doing the dishes and the new sink is so deep that I hurt myself a bit and ended back in bed for a while. But once I was all healed I love the kitchen...and still do.

We still need to paint but we are paying off the update first.  So till we win the lottery that is all we really need to do...now if we do win the lottery, after buying that retirement home in Canada, I would love to rip out the current tile in the house and put the wood look tile we have in the bedrooms....but that just sounds so messy and we would have to go somewhere to live cause I don't think I could live in the house while that was being done. The painting will be enough of a mess.

OK so I blabbed enough for the day.  I do want to thank all of you for the sweet comments on my post the other day.  You are making me feel so good and that I have made the right decision. I have not had that many comments on a post in forever, so that is a good sign eh?

Monthly Reminders

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Get your Free Mini Cutter, 6x6 DSP sampler & an extra stamp set of your choice Now!!

Have a blessed Sunday and thanks for stopping in.


Last Chance!!

Country INKers Spring Social 2020 www.stampingwithdi.com

Just a quick post to remind you that this is the last chance to let me know you are attending my Country INKers Spring Social in March.  I have only a couple spots open to attend, and a few more to attend virtually. Don't miss out. You can read more about it here. Remember your paid registration holds your seat!

Over the Moon Stamp Set www.stampingwithdi.com

Also this is the last chance for this month's Seasonal Card of the Month Class with the adorable Over the Moon set, shown above. You can read more here.

Monthly Reminders:

December 2019 Host Code www.stampingwithdi.com

INKcentive December 2019 www.stampingwithdi.com

Don't miss December's Class in the Mail - Over the Moon

Country INKers Spring Social 2020 Registration is on Now!

Sale-A-Bration Stamp Club - Sign Up Today!

Year-End Closeout Sale - While Supplies Last!

Order the New Paper Trimmer Today!

Have an awesome weekend and thanks for stopping in.




Country INKers Spring Social 2020 - Sign Up Now!

Country INKers Spring Social 2020 www.stampingwithdi.com

We have so much fun at my Country INKers Spring/Fall Socials! I can't wait to see everyone, locally or virtually! I have shared our last event Fall Social on my blog.

Dates are:

March 21 - for my team & customers  (hey you can join my team Dec 3 and pick mini catalog products!!)
 ~ Time: 10am - 4pm
March 28 - for other Demonstrators & their customers!
 ~ Time: 10am - 4pm

Location: Stamping with Di Studio - San Tan Valley, AZ

This will also be available virtually as a long distance package - to be mailed within the US only please (you get the swag bag with make n take supplies and all the goodies). I will do a FaceBook video in our private FaceBook group for attendees with your make n takes.

Details:  You will get a cute tote filled with goodies and make n takes supplies for the day. We will have a fun day of stamping with table gifts, food and beverages too. Jimmy John's lunch is included for attending stampers.

You will receive in your swag bag:
~Painted Poppies Stamp Set**
~Peaceful Moments Stamp Set**
~Happy Birthday to You Stamp Set (Sale-a-Bration)**
~your Make n Takes and table goodies will include some or all of the following:
~Heart Doilies
~Heart Foil Tins
~Peaceful Poppies Elements
~Peaceful Poppies DSP
~From My Heart Specialty DSP
~and much more!!!

**Demonstrators if you ordered these stamp sets in the pre-order please let me know your alternative stamp sets. You will need to bring the above 3 stamp sets when you come that day!!

Spring Social fee:
To Attend: $100.00
Virtually: $110.00 (this covers priority postage)
RSVP by December 15 to let me know you plan to attend.
Fee due by December 28 to hold your spot. 

Please note I have already received some paid registrations. Remember seating is limited so sign up as soon as you can as it might fill before. Your paid fee holds your seat. These events fill fast, so personally I would not wait till December 28 to pay for your seat.

You will want to bring your stamping kit to finish your make n takes. This includes adhesive, glue dots, snips, clear blocks etc. I will let you know if there are other necessary items later.
Have a great night!

Geared Up ~ Stampin' Up!

Geared Up Garage www.stampingwithdi.com

I was so excited to see that Geared Up Garage with matching dies and the Metal Elements will be coming back in the new catalog. But this awesome DSP that matches and the Black/Silver Striped Metallic Ribbon are retiring so make sure to grab those today. Oh and don't forget that the bundle price where you save 10% off when you order the set and the die together ends June 3.

This is one of the cards from my Country INKers Spring Social, and was inspired by Rick Adkins. Thanks Rick!

To earn free stamps click on the pictures below to order:

Monthly Reminders

April 2019 Host Code www.stampingwithdi.com

Silicone craft sheet www.stampingwithdi.com

Retired List is out - Going Going...oops you are too late Gone!

Pre-order your 2019 - 2020 Catalog Now!!

Get Your Storage by Stampin' Up! today!

Get the Retiring In Colors Now - Before they run out!

Have an awesome Monday and thanks for stopping in.

Thank You For All That You Are

Spring Social 2019 All That You Are www.stampingwithdi.com

When I pick Jeff's dirty clothes up by the bed where he dropped them the night before and put in the hamper I usually feel a second of "why the heck can't he just do that himself?" I've even sent him a picture when the clothes are beside the hamper...with a note "almost made it ha!" Then immediately I say "Thank you God and please don't let there ever be a time I don't have his dirty clothes to pick up".

Do you ever get like that...get ticked at a little thing and realize it is not that big a deal? When I got my new car last year it had sirius radio, Jeff has it in his truck so it was nice to have it in my vehicle too. I have started to turn on the Joel Osteen channel when I get in the car, gets me in a better frame of mind for those crazy busy, need to get somewhere quick snowbirds slow drivers out there. I always learn something every time I listen, it does not matter what religion you are, I do enjoy listening to him.

Here is another beautiful card from my Country INKers Spring Social, inspired by Emma Goddard, thanks Emma!

To earn free stamps click on the pictures below to order:

Monthly Reminders

April 2019 Host Code www.stampingwithdi.com

Silicone craft sheet www.stampingwithdi.com

April Seasonal Card of the Month Class in the Mail - Abstract Impressions

Get Your Storage by Stampin' Up! today!

Get the Retiring In Colors Now - Before they run out!

Have an awesome Friday and thanks for stopping in.