Monday, July 9, 2012

I'm finally BACK....

I'm finally back home and am so glad to be stamping again.  I'm so sorry to be totally gone from my blog for a month.  I didn't intend to be absent for the entire time but just couldn't find the time to make any projects except helping my sister in Ontario, Canada. 

About a month ago my sister had an accident and broke both of her arms and cut her forehead.  She was taken by an ambulance and was hospitalized for 4 days.  My brother-in-law called me to tell me about her accident.  For two days I could not talk to my sister and felt terrible and helpless knowing she was in a lot of pain so I rescheduled my workshops one week early and went to Canada to take care of her and my "cute" nieces.  I am happy to say my sister is recovering pretty well and has managed to do things better on her own and the girls are on a summer break so that they can help her. 

While I was there, my parents also came from Japan so I got to spend time with them too.  I also enjoyed crafting with my nieces a little bit but I got sick due to a change of weather (I think) and couldn't finish the "never-ending card" I was teaching them how to make!!!  When I left Sequim, it was so cold here but it was really hot over there in Ontario and my body couldn't quite adjust well.

One thing I learned while I was doing their laundry......the reason why we have "Tempting Turquoise" in our Stampin' Up! color collections.  Having boys I just don't use that color so much but found out that the girls love it.  I had never seen so many loads of laundry in pink and blue!!!  Plus my nieces change their clothes 10 times a day!!!!!  I'm glad now I have boys, eh:)

Well, I hesitated to leave my sister but am really blessed to know that she is surrounded by many kind friends who'd do anything for her.  So I think she will be fine.  Oh, my brother-in-law gave me a nickname.  Can you guess?  It's Cinderella!!!  Love it!!!

Free Stamp Set of the Month

Thank you to everyone who placed a Stampin' Up! order with me in June.  I drew one winner from all of the online and email orders and the lucky stamper is......Winona from Philadelphia to win the "Happy You" stamp set.  Congratulations, Winona!!!

It's a new month and time for a new free stamp set giveaway.  This month's stamp set is Summer Afternoon.  Please click HERE to learn more about my Free Stamp Set of the Month offer.  It could you YOU next. 

Reason to Smile Promotion

During the month of July you have the opportunity to purchase an exclusive stamp set, available only through this special offer.  Get the Reason to Smile stamp set (up to a $20.95 value) for only $5 when you spend $50 on any Stampin' Up! products.

  • Reason to Smile Stamp Set - wood mount #131274.....$5.00
  • Reason to Smile Stamp Set - clear mount #131275.....$5.00

Things to Remember:
  • Spend $50 on any current Stampin' Up! products to get the exclusive Reason to Smile Stamp Set for just $5.
  • This offer is available on workshop, online or customer orders.
  • There is a limit of one set per customer.
  • The Reason to Smile Set is exclusive to this offer and will not be available after July 31, 2012.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I have several product shares and new In Color Club to share with you this week so come back often to see what's new!


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