I received the MOST gorgeous card in the mail from Kay Mespelt of Suangels yahoo group. This is so gorgeous in person and I just love the way she attached the angel! She used one of those wonderful Making Memories magnets! Thank you Kay! You made a stress filled week wonderful~
I have been a bit slow in posting this fun card that Merr brought to our downline meeting a couple weeks ago.
It's an acrylic card, and it was so much fun to make!
We used all Stampin Up! products
Doodle This stamp set
Friendship Flowers stamp set
white gel pen
basic black classic ink pad
clear arylic sheet
basic black c/s
pink passion c/s
I will definately be making more of these! Okay, I admit it, I have seen them and admired them, and thought they were much harder to make! GASP! lol
And now the inside view
I would love to see your acrylic cards!
Today I have a customer coming by for the stamp set she ordered, and then I will be spending all day either decorating or putting my stuff together for the last booth I have tonight in Nixa.(I shared the flyer in an earlier post). I HOPE to get time to work on some mitten ornaments I have started .... the binding on my snowman flannel quilt, the dining room table cleared off.... any of these would be great to mark off my list today!
Oh my goodness!! We have 5 more days until the Stampin Up! Retired stamp and accessory list comes out!!
I have my copy of the preview brochure for the new catalog! Wanna see? Well, Come on over we'll have some caramel apple cider and drool together!!
I received my FREE stamp set from Shellie and my daughter has fallen in love with it. I hope to get a chance to use it soon- my days are so full of decorating, meetings, teenagers and tomorrow night I have a booth at a Spa showin Nixa. I am cutting the supplies for the Christmas Stamp a Stack and all the card kits that were ordered (thank you). We have to start making the Ward Christmas cards not to mention decorating my house and trees by this time next week.
Today I am going to lunch with my Visiting Teacher and one of the gals I VT. We are going to Specialty Sweets here in Rogersville- Brenda makes THE best pastries in the whole state!!! Come over and we will go there for lunch!
We have had cold, cold, cold, weather- it only hit 38 yesterday and today it's supposed to be 68- what the heck? No wonder my body thermostat is off kilter~ lol.
I am working on a bottle swap for suangels. I just ordered my swap persons SU items and I will start putting her bottle/box more likely together so I can have it in the mail by Dec 15th........... I wonder who it is? hehehhehehe---- I have always wanted to join in this fun on the list and I decided this year I would or else! Photos will be shared as I have them next week.
Well, I have to go get ready for lunch with the girls. Our Tops meeting went very well this morning even tho over 1/2 of us (yes me too thanks to the hormone pills I have to take) gained weight. ARGH! I am so looking forward to my surgery so that I can get this hormone problem under control SOON~ lolol Next week is our Christmas party at the Tea room!!! I can't wait for my gift to be opened, they are going to love it!
Have a fantastic day because YOU DESERVE IT!!
Here is a great website I am sharing. Thanks for your friendship and I will see you here soon!
This article was shared on the suangels demo only group and it is so good that I just had to share it with all of you!!
Don't let 'being busy' get the best of you
November 24, 2007 SUSIN MICALLEF
Busy, busy, busy. I hear so many people say they are so busy, my eyes glaze over when I hear the word. I've banished 'busy' from my vocabulary because it is now one of those words that's so overdone it's meaningless.
Everyone is busy. Your busy might be tame compared to my level of busy, which is nothing to fret about by someone else's standard.
Each of us makes our own definition of 'busy.' It's a choice, it doesn't just happen to us. We can make ourselves as busy, or not, as we want. 'Busy' is sometimes a crutch. It's a reason. It's an excuse. It's an easy way out.
We all know someone who is too busy to get together, too busy to clean up around the house, too busy to lend a hand. What astounds me is the number of people who think only their life is busy.
I hate to admit it, but I think part of the 'busy' problem is women who have yet to learn how to delegate. Sorry Sisters but that's how I see it.
Too many of us think we're the only ones who can take care of the kids or the household, or that it's just easier to do it yourself than each or explain to someone what has to be done. Many of us are great co-ordinators. We organize family gatherings, birthday parties and so much more. We just need to learn how to assign tasks on the home front.
Partners and kids can all pitch in. Kids can start helping at a young age whether they are girls or boys. I've seen how some cultures pamper their sons with the excuse that they're boys and they don't know better. Of course they won't know better if they're not taught.
You've no doubt heard the saying "give a man a fish and you've fed him for a day. Teach him to fish and you will feed him for a lifetime." The same lesson can be applied to a household.
Give a child everything on a silver platter and he is comfortable for the day. Teach your son or daughter how to look after himself or herself and they will grow to be independent. They learn and you have the freedom to do something else with your time. It's a win-win scenario. Sharing the chores and spreading the 'busy' is a good way to start teaching kids time-management skills, which will be invaluable when they become adults and have their own 'busy' to manage.
We do it to ourselves, though, don't we. We buy bigger homes yet we really don't need the space. Our families are smaller now than a couple generations ago when they could have used the extra space. So our space gets bigger and all that space needs to get filled. It gets filled with stuff and that stuff needs to be cleaned regularly so we are adding work to our already full lives.
I don't know about you, but I'd rather be socializing and having fun with family and friends than cleaning. Wouldn't our lives be less busy if we scaled back and stopped buying stuff?
Looking after your home is a workout in itself. My mother always used to say she didn't need a club membership, "I do my housework, that's my exercise." How right she was.
Chores around the house, cleaning, mowing and gardening -- it never ends and it adds up to a whole lot of busy. When you're done the chore, not only did you get some exercise, but you can take pride in the fruits of your labour for a sense of accomplishment. And if you have kids, that sense of achievement can happen often.
I've learned that sometimes you get caught in a whirlwind of 'busy,' then one day it hits you and you don't know how you got there. Keeping busy is good if it's fulfilling or rewarding. It's a stress if you don't enjoy it.
There are days, weeks, months and seasons that can be busier than others but that doesn't mean we have to let it get the best of us.
Susin Micallef is a member of the Mercury's Community Editorial Board.