Tuesday, September 26, 2017


The SUO challenge this week is die cuts, shapes, etc.  I wanted to make a THANKFUL card, because this week I am feeling particularly thankful to so many of my customers and downline who helped me earn the Alaska cruise!!!! I just accrued enough points YESTERDAY....the 24th of September when we have until only the 30th!!  One of my downline promoted, among others this year giving me enough points to earn this cruise.  Back in my glory days, earning the cruise was like rolling off a log.....when I lived in New York - but this is only the second cruise I have earned in the 11 years I have lived in Ohio and the first one was half earned when I moved here so doesn't really count.  THIS one I had to WORK at.  Back in 2004 I earned the Alaska cruise, but my daughter Rebekah was graduating from college smack in the middle of the cruise, so needless to say we didn't go on that cruise.  When I realized it was Alaska this year I decided to go all out and try for it - When I could see it was actually within my reach I went to eastern Ohio where I have a large number of enthusiastic stampers who have been my customers for many years now - and those ladies, under 40 of them, bought over $3000 of stamps in one day!!  That gave that boat a big old push!!!  And my class ladies here where I live have played a big part too.  My downline promoting all year....and especially my friend Carmen who pushed me over the top last night.....how can I say thank you enough????  Next July we will be Alaska bound....and I am thankful for all of YOU!! Like the card says!!!  Happy Tuesday everyone!!!  Mwahhhh!!!!  Until next time.......Karen

Tuesday, September 12, 2017


The SUO challenge this week is FALL COLORS.....and maybe I stretched it a bit here as there is no orange....but this card gives me a happy fall feeling....Fall has always been my favorite time of year....that hunker down, pull out your hoodies and get ready for boots....hot cider, fires in the backyard, I just love fall.  I got married in fall, and had my first and last babies in fall.  So this new set, just is my most favorite of anything in the Holiday Mini at ALL.  HEY, this is RANDOM.  But I am kicking this month to try and get the Alaska cruise.  See that little 24/7 button at the top of my blog?  If you click on it you can help me sail!!! ;):):) I am a shameless begger.  haha.  All orders appreciated - save me from buying a lifetime supply of monoadhesive!!! SAVE ME, SAVE ME!!!  Okay enough - HAPPY FALL EVERYONE!!!