The REAL circus begins tomorrow….The big kids started school today and little Ms. Ella, starts tomorrow.  Apparently either some kids need a little slower transition or the teachers and the lunch ladies need it.  So half the kindergarten starts today and half tomorrow.  Someone was REALLY disappointed that she couldn't start TODAY.  The "BigZ" (SU Big Shot Die pun intended!) said that they'd be willing to have their first day photo taken tomorrow so that Ms. Ella could sleep in a little this morning.  Maybe we'll just take an AFTER school photo?

So once the three ring circus leaves the house, I'm planning on spending a quiet morning in the office/studio and obviously hope to do what I love the most.  AND NO, it's not cleaning!

Speaking of circuses, here's a quick card that I used at my class a couple of weeks ago.  It was inspired by a card from our Convention boards.  I really value my time at our annual convention.  From the way I talk, you'd think it was one big stamping PARTY, but really I do manage to squeek in some business too.  I love it when I can stamp AND work. 


  • Stamps:  You're Amazing (#126720 – w or #126722 -c)
  • Inks:  Soft Suede, Summer Starfruit, Midnight Muse Pads
  • CS:  Soft Suede, Summer Starfruit, Midnight Muse, Very Vanilla
  • Misc:  2 1/2" Circle Punch,Apothecary Accents Framelits, Brads, Summer Starfruit Ribbon (THE STUFF THAT'S ON SALE!)

So that's the class sample from AUgust's CCB (coffee, cards and biscotti) and it was a great masculine birthday card sample….

So, now that the circus has left your house as well, or maybe you still just need to escape the circus, click on the calendar here on the right side to see a schedule of my classes.  You need to treat yourself!