Tuesday, February 26, 2013


I know that it has been ages since I last posted anything.....it just seems that there aren't enough hours in the day to get all that I want done done.  So, some things have to give way for other things.

Besides the kids' swimming and activities and normal life....I have been involved in a physical fitness "boot camp" and Run Club.  We are training for the upcoming California Classic Half Marathon....which I haven't decided yet whether I am up for or not.  Please don't be impressed by this....I'm terribly out of shape and signed up mostly to get myself back into shape.  I will say though, that I am thinking about running the half marathon in mid May just to say that I did it.  So, that it taking lots of my "spare" time.  I promise to let you know (and post pictures) whether I run or not!

I am still stamping....I'm in the process of making 80 corner bookmarks for our ladies' weekend retreat coming up in March (yikes! it's coming up fast!).  Those types of projects are always super fun and relaxing for me.  I will take pictures and one day maybe I will get around to posting those.

So....all this to say that I am taking a break from blogging.  I will keep you posted from time to time, but I need to just stop beating myself up for not blogging and take a break.  Whew!  I already feel better!

Thanks for hanging in there!

Until next time, find some time for stamping!!!
Hugs, Cindy

Thursday, January 24, 2013


Stampin' Up! is offering something NEW
Perfect for today's busy lifestyles and for those who want to just sit down and create something fast and cute! 
It is called PAPER PUMPKIN.
Click HERE to go to the Paper Pumpkin website
Beginning in March, you can have a surprise project sent to your home.  All the materials needed to complete the projects are included.  Each kit includes stamps, ink, paper, and accessories....only thing you will need to supply is adhesives. 
Paper Pumpkin is perfect for those who want to begin rubber stamping....each kit includes detailed instructions with a picture of the finished product.
Paper Pumpkin is also perfect for those who don't want to invest alot of money in stamps and supplies.....each Paper Pumpkin kit is just $19.95 and this includes shipping. 
So, be sure to go to the Paper Pumpkin website and sign up (please be sure to designate me as your demonstrator).  Your first Welcome kit will ship mid March and includes a FREE clear acrlyic stamping block which you will be able to use with each kit you receive.
Pretty cool stuff!!
Until next time, find some time for stamping!
Hugs, Cindy

Wednesday, January 23, 2013


So far, 2013 hasn't been very kind to us.  It started out great with a super fun New Year's Day game day at our home, but then that terrible cold that lasts FOREVER hit!  I was sick for what seemed like AGES and then each member of the family has had their share of it.....Madison has been home from school for the last 2 days.
THEN....our computer CRASHED!  So, we have been without a computer for about 10 days.  You don't realize how dependent you are on technology until you don't have it....but you also realize how much time you spend (or waste) sitting in front of that computer screen.  Thankfully my work's computer genius was able to fix it...so we are now up and running again.
I will post a stamping project in the next couple of days.
Until next time, find some time for stamping!!
Hugs, Cindy

Monday, January 7, 2013


 Well, I haven't started the New Year out so good.....I have been sick
for the past 4 days!  
Today I am feeling a bit better, but I sound like I could sing bass in a men's choir.

I have lots to blog about, but I am going to have to do that another day.  

Until next time, find some time for stamping.....and stay WELL!!
Hugs, Cindy

Tuesday, January 1, 2013


I like New Year's......it's kind of like a "do over" every year!  
I'm not big on resolutions, but I look at it as a good place to start that thing you've been meaning to do for months.....like be more consistent at blogging :-)

Today we are having a bunch of friends over to play games and kick the year off right!
Hope you have GREAT New Year's Day and a WONDERFUL year!

Until next time, find some time for stamping!!
Hugs, Cindy

Tuesday, December 25, 2012


I pray that you all have a blessed Christmas!!

Until next time, find some time for stamping!!
Hugs, Cindy

Thursday, December 13, 2012


I don't know how many of you are in Pinterest....but I think I'm addicted to it!!  I love going on there and getting inspired....not only for stamping....but also for cooking, decorating, and anything else you're interested in.

Well, a few weeks ago while I saw a great idea.....to wrap Christmas lights around tomato cages to make outdoor lighted Christmas trees.  Isn't that a cool idea?!

I started with a basic large cage that I found in the back.....so here is my "naked" cage.....
Then I just wrapped lights all around them....started at the top and ended with the plug at the bottom.  I made a total of tree.  Here they are outside....
Here is a picture of how they look from the road....
  You need to be "invited" to join, so if any of you need an invitation, just let me know and I'll send you one.
Until next time, find some time for stamping!!!
Hugs, Cindy


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