Wednesday, November 30, 2011

25 & Counting Advent Calendar

Hi there!  This is my 25 & Counting Advent Calendar I created using the amazing new Peekaboo Frames die with the Big Shot from the Holiday Mini Catalog.  I had a class for this project right before Thanksgiving holiday and it was a lot of fun. 

I love the Stampin' Up! Peekaboo Frames die!  You can peek inside of several squares to see what's hidden behind the window.  How fun!

This Peekaboo Frames die is very versatile too.  I used the scallop square die-cut piece for my Shaker Card as shown above. 

Don't is the final day of the Stampin' Up! Online Extravaganza Sale AND my Bonus Product Giveaway Offer!  Save up to 60% on stamps, dies, embellishments, and more.  You can place your online order through me until 11:50 pm (MT).  While you are there, make sure to check out the Clearance Rack items (discontinued items up to 60% off) too. 

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a great day!

Supply List for 25 & Counting Advent Calendar
Stamps - 25 & Counting (Holiday Mini)
Paper - Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla Textured, Shimmery White, Silver and Red Glimmer Paper, Frostwood DSP, Holly Berry Bouquet DSP
Ink - Real Red, Garden Green, Chocolate Chip
Punches - 1" Square, Scallop Square, Circles (1/2", 3/4", 1", 1 1/4", 1 3/8"), Curly Label, 1 3/4" Scallop Circle, Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer, Small Star
Tools and Accessories - Glimmer Brads, Designer Button, 1/8" Real Red and Old Olive Taffeta Ribbon, Basic Rhinestones and Pearls, Mini Jingle Bells, Linen Thread, Silver Cord,
Dazzling Details, Real Red Classic ink refill
Big Shot - Peekaboo Frames die, Northern Frost Strip die, Timeless Type Junior Alphabet, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Petals-A-Plenty Embossing Folder, Snow Burst Embossing Folder, Merry Details Sizzlit
Non Stampin' Up! - Wooden Frame, Alphabet & Number dies


Monday, November 28, 2011

Christmas Scrapbook Wreath

Hi Stampers!  Hope you had a great weekend.  I'm glad it's Monday....finally it's the time to send my boys back to school.  Yeah!!! 

Here is the Scrapbook Club project that I promised last week.  This is a photo of the Scrapbook Wreath when closed.  Notice the button how it is close to the book.  To open the book, you just need to slide the button.  Then the book likes to open like a wreath.  After opened completely, you need to slide the button close to the book again to secure it.

For the Scrapbook Wreath we used 5 squares of 8 1/2" card stock in 3 colors (Riding Hood Red, Marina Mist and Old Olive) but you can change the size to any size you wish.

There are so many squares and triangles that you can decorate with photos, die cuts, stamps, patterned paper, etc.  I can't wait to complete mine with my family photos of this year's Christmas!!!

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a fantastic week!

Supply List
Stamps - Contempo Christmas, Tags till Christmas, Jolly Bingo Bits
Paper - Riding Hood Red, Marina Mist, Old Olive, Blushing Bride, Whisper White, Letters to Santa DSP, Red and Silver Glimmer Paper
Ink - Riding Hood Red, Marina Mist, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Blushing Bride
Punches - 1" Square, Postage Stamp, Large Tag, Extra Large, Scallop Square, Owl Builder, Ornament, Decorative Label, Modern Label
Tools and Accessories - Markers (Riding Red, Old Olive, Marina Mist, Chocolate Chip), Holly Berry Buttons, 1/8" Marina Mist Taffeta Ribbon,  1/8" Real Red Taffeta Ribbon, Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine, Basic Rhinestones, Liquid Glue, Sticky Strip
Big Shot - Petals-a-Plenty Embossing Folder, Northern Flurry Embossing Folder, Perfect Polka-Dots Embossing Folder, Stocking Accents die (Holiday Mini)

Friday, November 25, 2011

Bonus Product Giveaway Offer!

Hi Stampers!  Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday.  We had a great time at my dearest friend Lynn's house for a fabulous feast with her family and friends.  Hmmmm, I can still dream about Guy's Killer Oyster Stuffing and Jim's Famous Sweet Potatoes.  Yummy!!!!  Many of you probably can recognize her from the workshops at Carrie Blake.  She is one of my helpers who is always willing to help with her big smile!  Here is a photo of Lynn and her daughter Jen from the last workshop at Carrie Blake.  I'm so fortunate to have her and her family in my life!!! 

Stampin' Up! Online Extravaganza is still going and I have decided to do a Bonus Product Giveaway Offer during this event (or while supplies last).  December is just around the corner and that means I will have to do "inventory" - not my favorite thing to do.  I need your help to clean up my studio so that I will have less items to count plus I need to make room for the Occasions Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration.  Yeah, they are almost here!

Bonus Product Giveaway Offer!

Place an order of  $50 (before shipping and tax) with me between now and Nov. 30th, 2011, you will receive a stamp set or punch FREE from the List A.  If your order is over $75 (before shipping and tax), you have a chance to select your free item from the List B.  Please note the List B items are retired Hostess Level 2 and 3 products.  First orders placed will get their first choice, so act quickly

List A (an order of $50 or more)
  • Double Rectangle Punch
  • Tag Corner Punch
  • Spring Bouquet Punch
  • Forest Friends (wood)
  • Wow Flowers (wood)
  • Engraved Greetings (wood)
  • Bitty Birthday (wood)
  • Four Square (wood)
  • Introducing (wood)
  • Just Riding (wood)
  • A Flower for All Seasons (wood)
  • Punch Bunch (clear)
  • So Happy for You (clear)
  • Northern Hearts (clear)
  • A Slice of Life (wood)
  • Punch Potpourri (clear)
  • Swirls and Curls Verses (clear)
List B (an order of $75 or more)
  • Peaceful Season (clear)
  • Peaceful Season (wood)
  • Cute by the Inch (wood)
  • Kind & Caring Thoughts (wood)
  • Something to Celebrate (clear)
  • Love and Care (clear)
  • Occasional Quotes (clear)
  • Playful Pieces (clear)
  • Fast & Fabulous (clear)
How to place an order with me:
This offer is available on online (quickest), individual, and workshop orders only through me.  If you would like to place an online order, please go to my online store (or click "Order Stampin' Up! Online" button on the right) and email me with your choice of 3 items after you complete your order online.  If you prefer to contact me, please email me with your order and your choice of 3 items.  I will contact you by email with your total and arrange for your payment by credit card.  The reason I am asking a list of three items is just in case I don't have your item any more.  Remember the first orders placed will get their first choice. 

I hope you are excited about my special offer and take advantage of it while it lasts!  Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Gift Givers Shaker Card

I love making non-ordinary cards and this was my first shaker card using Stampin' Up!'s brand-new Shaker Frames from the Holiday Mini Catalog.  This card was also one of the projects at the Holiday Marathon Workshop at Carrie Blake Park a few weeks ago. 

I love the girl stamp from the Gift Givers stamp set.  She is so adorable!  This stamp set has 7 images and perfect for Christmas, Winter, Thanksgiving, Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Easter and Halloween.  In addition, each image has a coordinating punch to go with it!  Oh, yeah.....I can imagine what my Club girls would say or do. 

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a great day!

Supply List
Stamps - Gift Givers, Serene Snowflakes, Christmas Greetings, Four the Holidays
Paper - Pool Party, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, Spice Cake DSP
Ink - Pool Party, Soft Suede, Pumpkin Pie
Punch - 1 1/4" Circle
Tools and Accessories - Blender Pens, Window Sheets (114323), Shaker Frames (124155), Pool Party Ribbon, Mica Flakes (124115)
Big Shot - Peekaboo Frames die (124587), Snow Burst Embossing Folder, Northern Flurry Embossing Folder

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Diamond Fold Christmas Card

Hi Stampers!  I just realized that I haven't shared this unique card we made last week at my Card Club workshops.  It "looks" complicated but it's not really.  It requires some paper folding technique which I found this video tutorial on Splitcoaststampers. 

The stamp set we used for this card is one of my favorites from the Holiday Mini Catalog.  There is something about the Pines and Poinsettias set I was really impressed with.  Especially when I stamped the pine cone image with Stampin' Markers (Wild Wasabi, Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler), the image sort of "popped out" amazingly. 

We also played with the Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint to stamp the flourish and the big poinsettias images.  First we applied the Shimmer Paint directly onto the flourish image with a sponge dauber and stamped it at each corner as a background.  To stamp the big poinsettias image,  we mixed some Shimmer Paint and Crumb Cake Classic Refill in a plastic palette for a darker color.  Then we applied the ink directly onto the stamp with a sponge dauber.  It's hard to see it but the images are very shinny because of the Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint.  It's a "must have" product!

Christmas Keepsake Box Special Offer...still available!

The Pines and Poinsettias stamp set is perfect to embellish your Christmas Keepsake Box!

Item #129024    Christmas Keepsake Box      Price $19.95

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great day!

Supply List
Stamps - Pines and Poinsettias (Holiday Mini Catalog, page 21)
Paper - Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Holly Berry Bouquet DSP
Ink - Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso
Tools and Accessories - Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint, Crumb Cake Classic Refill, Wild Wasabi Marker, Early Espresso Marker, Cherry Cobbler Marker, Sponge Daubers, Victoria Crochet Trim
Big Shot - Scallop Square Duo, Lots of Tags

Monday, November 21, 2011

Online Extravaganza Begins.....Save up to 60%!

Save 20 to 60% on Stampin' Up products!  The Stampin' Up! Online Extravaganza is finally here.  Please visit my Online Store (click the "Order Stampin' Up! Online" button on the right) to see all discounted products or view this PDF

24-Hour Sale - In addition, two brand-new products from the Holiday Mini Catalog are discounted 20 percent only during the first 24 hours of the sale (Nov. 21, midnight - 11:59 PM [MT]):

Retail Price
Sale Price
Simply Scored
Sweet Pressed Cookie Stamps

Included in the Stampin' Up! Online Extravaganza promotion is the opportunity to receive a free bundle of preselected digital downloads (at least a $39.95 value) with the purchase of My Digital Studio Express.  Please note that My Digital Studio Express and digital downloads are only available on online orders.  The bundle options are:

Bundle #1: My Digital Studio Booster Pack

Bundle #2: Holiday Themed Downloads

   -Merry & Type Stamp Brush Set
   -Letters to Santa Designer Series Paper
   -Letters to Santa Embellishments
   -Baker's Twine
   -Dasher Stamp Brush
   -Holiday Harmony II Kit
   -Merry Delightful Digital Tape
   -25 & Counting Stamp Brush Set
   -Deck the Halls Designer Buttons
   -And a Happy New Year Photocard Template

Bundle #3: Scrapbooking Themed Downloads

  -Day in the Lift Kit
  -Thoughtful Overlays Stamp Brush Set
  -Fun Flowers Shapes
  -Delightful Digital Tape
  -Sweet Details Alphabet & Numbers
  -Word Play Stamp Brush Set

To view a PDF of the images in each bundle, visit my Online Store under My Digital Studio Express or click here.

Things to Remember:
  • Discounted products (except My Digital Studio Express and digital downloads) are available on all order types (workshop, online, and individual customer).
  • Discounted digital downloads are only available on online orders.
  • There is no minimum purchase required to participate in this promotion. 
  • Additional products from current catalogs may be purchased on the same order.
  • Discounts range between 20 and 60 percent.
  • Promotion available thru Wednesday, November 30, 2011; 11:50 PM (MT)
If you like to take advantage of  the 24-Hour Only items (Simply Scored and/or Sweet Pressed Cookie Stamps), please contact me today by 8:30 pm (PT).  I will be placing an order tonight. 

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a great week!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Stampin' Up! Online Extravaganza Starts Monday!

Stampin' Up! Online Extravaganza, their annual sale to kick off the holiday shopping season, will begin on Monday, November 21, 2011, and run through Wednesday, November 30, 2011.  This event was a huge hit last year and promises great savings and deals. 

24-Hour-Only Deals - Nov. 21, 12:01 am - 11:59 pm (MT)
Don't miss the first 24 hours of Online Extravaganza for special items only available during the first 24 hours of this event. 

Stay tuned for full details on my Megumi's Stampin Retreat Blog starting November 21, 2011.

Please note that sale prices will be available on all order types (online, workshop, individual) and the hostess benefits will apply for a minimum order of $150.00 in net merchandise. 

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a great weekend!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Northern Flurry Embossed Card

Brrrrrr.... It's snowing here this morning.  It's pretty to look at but I'm hoping it's not going to stay...... 

Since it's snowing, I thought this would be a perfect card to share with you today.  I made this card with the Fabulous Five ladies last week.  It's very simple and quick AND so beautiful.  The front of this card has a piece of Vellum Card Stock (thicker than normal vellum) adhered on top.  Before adhering to the card, we embossed it on Big Shot using the Northern Flurry Embossing Folder and added some Basic Rhinestones. 

The sentiment stamp is from the Perfect Punches set.  It's hard to see but we stamped it on a piece of Shimmery White Paper in Cherry Cobbler ink.  The Shimmery White Paper adds more sparkles to the snowflakes.  It's so PRETTY!

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a great day!
Supply List
Stamps - Perfect Punches
Paper - Marina Mist, Vellum Card Stock (101856), Shimmery White, (101910), Letters to Santa DSP (122349)
Ink - Cherry Cobbler
Punches - 1 3/4" Scallop Circle, Scallop Trim Border
Tools and Accessories - Paper-Piercing Tool, Mat Pack, Cherry Cobbler Quilted Satin Ribbon, Silver Cord, Basic Rhinestones
Big Shot - Northern Flurry Embossing Folder (120902)

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Reindeer Gift Card Holder

Good Morning!  It's so cold this morning here in the Pacific Northwest.  Our small pond is partially frozen....brrrr.  I think I would like to stay inside and scrapbook today.  Maybe not.  I have to get ready for tonight's Card Club workshop.  Speaking of scrapbooking, I had a fun night with my Scrapbook Club gals last night.  We made a cool mini book which I promise to share sometime this week here on my blog.  So stay tuned....

Every year for Christmas I try to come up with new cool ideas for gift card holders.  To make this one, I used the Two Tags die for the card base and embellished the front cover with Mr. Reindeer.  You can make him using the Stocking Builder punch.  Isn't he cute? 

To open the holder, you just need to slide the button so that the top of the holder will open wide.  When designing this holder,  I decided to tie a knot so that you can hang it on your Christmas tree.  I love the Letters to Santa Designer Series Paper.  First I was not sure about it (shhhhh...don't tell Stampin' Up! I said that!).  I love the color combination even with pink (Blushing Bride) in it! 

Here are the instructions for the card holder base:
  1. Cut card stock to 3" x 12" and score at 4 3/4", 6" and 7 1/4".
  2. Fold card stock in half at 6" score line first and then fold at 4 3/4" and 7 1/4" score lines in opposite way creating a letter "M" (mountain, valley and mountain).
  3. Place card stock on the Two Tags die having the folded bottom of card stock right above the bottom line of the Large Tag shape so that the folded bottom will not be cut out when running through Big Shot.
  4. Open card holder and punch an opening for gift card with the Word Window punch.  To do this, place the punch in the center of the folded section only half way in and then punch out.  You need to move your punch to left and right a few times until your opening is wide enough to insert a gift card.
Hope you will try this card holder technique for your Christmas.   Please feel free to leave me a comment.
This Week's New Downloads - Make sure to check out the new My Digital Studio Downloads today! 

Have a GREAT day!

Supply List
Stamps - Tags till Christmas
Paper - Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Letters to Santa DSP, Red Glimmer Paper
Punches - Stocking Builder, Decorative Label, Snowflake, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Word Window
Tools and Accessories - Old Olive Marker, Chocolate Chip Marker, 1/8" Very Vanilla Taffeta Ribbon, 1/8" Real Red Taffeta Ribbon, Basic Pearls, Holly Berry Bouquet Buttons, Sticky Strip, Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots
Big Shot - Two Tags, Elegant Lines Embossing Folder

Monday, November 14, 2011

Desktop Calendar with a Storage Case

Happy Monday!  Hope you are having a good Monday.  My last week was not much fun spending 3 days to clean and reorganize a huge mess from the Holiday Marathon Workshop at Carrie Blake.  Sorry I only had a few blog posts last week.  Now you know what I was doing! 

I did have some fun though last week with the Fabulous Five ladies.  We had a wonderful lunch at a restaurant first.  Then we came to my studio and made two Christmas cards.  It was a lovely afternoon.  In fact, I would say "life is pretty good!". 

I did have another good more recruit!  I'm so glad that she took advantage of the Big Shot Promotion.  She is going to have so much fun!!!!

Let's talk about the Desktop Calendar project we did at the Holiday Marathon Workshop. The structure of this calendar is a variation of an easel card.  It becomes flat so that you can put in an envelope and mail it as a gift.  The stamp set used is the Field Flowers from the 2011-12 Idea Book and Catalog.  I love the color combination (Calypso Coral, Soft Suede, Early Espresso and Very Vanilla).  Did you know there are 24 (not 12) sheets of patterned paper in a pack of the First Edition Specialty Paper?  I didn't till I opened my pack!  It's very inexpensive!  You can make 24 gifts (Desktop Calendar AND the Storage Case)  with one single pack of this paper assortment.  You will have plenty of left over paper too. 

Don't you love how Stampin' Up!'s clear-mount stamps come in a slim case?  We dressed up the same case to store the Desktop Calendar.  They are available for purchase and come in a pack of 4 empty cases.  They are fantastic to organize and store any way you would like. 

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a wonderful week!

Supply List
Stamps - Field Flowers
Paper - Soft Suede, Calypso Coral, Very Vanilla, First Edition Specialty Paper
Ink - Soft Suede, Calypso Coral, Early Espresso, Lucky Limeade
Punches - Extra Large Oval, Large Oval, Scallop Oval, Decorative Label, Lace Ribbon Border
Tools and Accessories - Calypso Coral Ribbon, Stamping Sponges, Clear-Mount Stamp Cases, Mini Glue Dots, Dimensionals
Big Shot - Top Note die, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Designer Frames Embossing Folders Set, Scallop Square die

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Recessed Petals-A-Plenty Christmas Card

Good Morning, Stampers!  Here is one of the projects I created for the Holiday Marathon Workshop at Carrie Blake.  It has a really cool technique using the "Petals-A-Plenty" Embossing Folder.  As you can see, it has a recessed oval shape in the center of the Whisper White card stock so that you can stamp directly on the flat surface.  In order to do this, you will need to make a Chipboard Template. 

Here is how I made mine using the Stampin' Up! Scallop Oval Frame die (#114521, page 222).
  1. Cut Chipboard to 4 1/2" x 5 3/4" and set aside.  This is your Chipboard Template.  Tip:  Make sure to use a THICK chipboard piece.  Stampin' Up!'s On Board Sheets (chipboard sheets) are perfect for this.
  2. Take another piece of chipboard or card stock to die-cut the oval shape from the Scallop Oval Frame die.
  3. Place your oval shape onto your Chipboard Template (4 1/2" x 5 3/4") and place it in the center.  Using a pencil, trace the oval shape and cut it out with an exact knife. 
Now you need to be a little bit creative to use this Chipboard Template on your Big Shot.  Since you are adding the thickness of the Chipboard Template, you need to change the way how you sandwich everything on the Multipurpose Platform. 
  1. Use the Tab 2 of the Multipurpose Platform.  (Normally you use the Tab 1 for regular embossing.)
  2. Place a piece of card stock in the center of your embossing folder and close.
  3. Hold your embossing folder, Chipboard Template and one Cutting Pad together in your hand.  Carefully place all pieces on the Multipurpose Platform and run through your Big Shot making sure that your Chipboard Template is not sliding off.   
It's hard to see from the picture above but the sentiment is heat-embossed with the Cherry Cobbler Emboss Powder.  At the Holiday Marathon Workshop they had two embossing colors (Cherry Cobbler and Pewter) to choose from.  I like the deep red color of the Cherry Cobbler but there is something I really like about this brand-new Pewter Emboss Powder.  I don't know how to explain but it really neat to see how the Pewter color appears beautifully when embossing.  It is AMAZING!

I hope you like this recessed technique and try it yourself.  Please feel free to leave a comment. 
Happy Stamping!

Supply List
Stamps - Stitched Stockings, Delightful Dozen
Paper- Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, Silver Glimmer Paper
Ink - VersaMark, Cherry Cobbler
Punches - Stocking Builder
Tools and Accessories - Cherry Cobber Emboss Powder, Pewter Emboss Powder, Heat Gun, Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine, Mini Jingle Bells
Big Shot - Petals -A-Plenty Embossing Folder, Scallop Oval Frame die, On Board Sheets (chipboard sheets)

Monday, November 7, 2011

Bonus - One More FREE Download from Stampin' Up!

Happy Monday!  This is a late post today.  I had a super busy weekend.  A BIG THANK YOU to all those crafters who came to the Holiday Marathon Workshop at Carrie Blake on Sunday.  It was a HUGE success.  We hope to have another one in March.  So stay tuned.....

We had a wildly successful Digital Scrapbooking Day with our four-day online event on and Stampin' Up! has released the fifth FREE download for you!  This download will be available till November 20, 2011.  Click here to get it now.

Thank you for stopping by.  Happy Scrappin'!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Celebrate Digital Scrapbooking Day and FREE Downloads

Celebrate Digital Scrapbooking Day with Stampin' Up! for a four-day online event at  Digital Scrapbooking Day is November 5th but we will keep the celebration going from November 4 - 7.  The event will include FREE downloads, blog posts with exciting project ideas all weekend long, and the announcement of the 2011 My Digital Studio Contest winners.

Learn more about digital scrapbooking and card making and get your FREE downloads (after completing a quick survey) at

Brand-new, never seen before FREE downloads include:
  • So Typefelt Stamp Brush Set
  • Neutral Delightful Digital Tape
  • Home for the Holidays Ensemble
  • Delight in the Day Photobook Template
Important: You don't have to have Stampin' Up! My Digital Studio software to get the downloads for free.  Our downloads are compatible with most design software.  On November 8, these downloads will be added to our product offering for purchase. 

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

It's Good to Be the Hostess Promotion!

Hi there!  It's the time for a new promotion from Stampin' Up!  Treat yourself with an additional $35 in FREE merchandise when you hold a workshop totaling more than $350 excluding shipping and tax from now till December 15th, 2011.  This is in addition to all the other benefits you already receive as a Stampin' Up! hostess.

Too busy to host a workshop?  No problem.  You can still qualify by placing an order of $350 or more (excluding shipping and tax) and receive an additional $35 in the Hostess Dollars.  This is in addition to all the other benefits you normally receive as a Stampin' Up! hostess.

Important:  Online orders do NOT qualify.  In order to earn the additional $35 in Hostess Dollars, please contact me by phone or via email to place your order. 

Thank you for stopping by.  Have a great day!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Stampin' Up! Starter Kit Product Bonus Extended

Happy November Everyone!  Big News!  Stampin' Up! has announced that it has extended the Starter Kit Product Bonus offer through November 11th.

Get a FREE Stampin' Up! Big Shot or your choice of $100 in Free products as a bonus when you purchase the Stampin' Up! Starter Kit by November 11th. 

This means.....Enjoy up to $440 of Stampin' Up! products for only $175 and it ships FREE.  Plus you will be able to try out Stampin' Up! discounts and benefits through March 31 with no obligation to purchase anything further.  Remember you can personalize your Starter Kit with your favorite stamps, ink pads, card stock, Patterns Paper Stack, punch, ribbon and etc. 

Don't miss out on this BIG opportunity! 

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a great week!