Here it is a week into December and I’m still lolling around waiting for the right time to start some holiday cards.  I’ve got a list a mile long of things I want to accomplish before the baby comes.  My big accomplishment last week was to send out 80 cards for my Hostess event.  Is it cheating for a stamping demonstrator to mail out birth announcements combined with a "Happy New Year" Card to friends and family?  I’m hoping it’s not a lame idea and I think the saying on the outside will be…."Fresh as new fallen snow".  I usually give Thank-you card packs as gifts to the kid’s teachers so those are on the list as well.  I also need to send something out to my downlines.  We got the kid’s school pictures back a couple of weeks ago and those should probably be fancied up too.  Can we ever send out a unadorned photo? 

I did do some stamping today.  I went to my daughter’s fourth grade class and stamped a simple spinner card with them to send out to their penpals.  It was pretty fun but as usual, I go away with the feeling that teachers NEVER are paid enough!  I spent some more time in the office working on thankyou cards for myself.  A couple of weeks ago under the guise of a stamping day, my girlfriends threw a surprise shower.  I was completely shocked and didn’t have a clue.  It was much appreciated and those are the next on the list to-do list. 

Here’s the card I stamped.  It’s the Much Appreciated one in the upper right corner.  I’ve thrown in a few other of my favorites from that stamp set.  It was a set that didn’t have a lot of appeal for me when it came out but I so love it now!


Card Information:  it’s a simple vertical fold, folded back on itself.

Stamps:  Alphabits, Much Appreciated, Wild About You

Inks & CS:  Cool Caribbean, Taken with Teal, Marigold Morning.