isn't always a good thing?  December has been a wonderful month for me and the Schueler family as a whole.  I have held several really fun classes this month.  I hosted a Downline Christmas Party and Shoebox Swap, a Customer Appreciation Day here at the studio, accompanied a bus-load of second graders to the Junie B Jones play in a nearby town.  (yes, someone got sick on the bus.)  I participated in a cookie exchange,  we had Ellas birthday party and because my Father-in-law fell victim to Infuenza A over the week of Christmas, ended up hosting Christmas here, throw in a few other commitments and more company here and there and it's a recipe for a rockin' good time.  A month long party and oh, so much fun and many games!  And this was supposed to be my 'vacation' month.  Oops…

So, I figured I might need a little stamp therapy this week, especially after having not just the kids home most of the week but Rob too.  I was finding that I needed a little "me" time to just chill in the quietness of the studio.  (or listen to a book on tape.)  I have found that I am a fairly outgoing person and I love to keep busy and active but yet I need balance, a little downtime here and there.  Stamping, scrapbooking, crafting, quilting or whatever creative endeavor I am doing at the time, really is the de-stresser that I need.  Stress is stress, even if it's really good stress. 

I pushed all the nestlings out of the nest this afternoon and this momma bird carved a little time to play with her new stamps.  I feel so much better.  In fact, I'm ready to get ready for the next round of company coming tomorrow.  

I have many more Christmas cards to share with you yet before I can share my creations from today.  Head over to my facebook page to get a sneak peek at one from this afternoon.  I want to give all my stampin' peeps their chance to shine! so…

Here's Barb G's card.  I love everything about this card.  Super cute layout and precisely stamped, of course. Barb is the Stamp-a-ma-jig QUEEN!

Wonderous Wreath


Here's Barb D's card.  Love the white simplicity of it   It's absoluetly beautiful.  



This is Rosalie B's Card.   Very fun non-traditional Christmas colors.  Old Olive, Pool Pary and Soft Sky, with silver thrown in for accents.  Great use of BLING!

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So that's todays card parade.  Off to do a little cleaning.  Hope you are having as much fun as we are!