Life Is Never Boring!

If you live in Virginia, be sure to take advantage of the sales tax holiday this weekend!  School supplies (adhesive, markers, scissors…) up to $20 per item qualify, and Stampin’ Up!® has lots of stamping and crafting products that qualify as tax free purchases.  If you need anything, let me know.  I’ll be sending in an order Sunday afternoon (around 5 p.m.), so please contact me in plenty of time with your payment information.  Or you can order online anytime this weekend.

Here’s a list of Stampin’ Up® products that will be tax-exempt this weekend.

Item Number
2-Way Glue Pen  $    3.50
Dotto Refill  $    6.50
Watercolor Pencils (24)  $   19.95
Blender Pens (3)  $    9.95
Craft & Rubber Scissors  $   19.95
Dotto  $   12.95
Paper Snips  $    9.95
Mini Glue Dots  $    4.95
Anywhere Glue Sticks (2)  $    3.95
Sticky Strip  $    6.95
SNAIL Refill  $    4.50
SNAIL Adhesive  $    6.95
Stampin’ Dimensionals  $    3.95
Uni-ball Signo Gel Pen  $    3.95
Basic Black Stampin’ Write Journaler  $    3.50
Multipurpose Liquid Glue  $    3.95
Stampin’ Write Marker  $    3.50
2010-2012 In Color Stampin’ Write Markers (5)  $   14.95
Subtles Collection Watercolor Wonder Crayons (10)  $   16.95
Regals Collection Watercolor Wonder Crayons (10)  $   16.95
Brights Collection Watercolor Wonder Crayons (10)  $   16.95
Neutrals Collection Watercolor Wonder Crayons (10)  $   16.95
2011-2013 In Color Stampin’ Write Markers (5)  $   14.95

So our house is now like “Pity City Central.”  On the way in the door to the physical therapist’s office, I got a phone call from Jon.  “Hey, Mom.  Are you busy?  ‘Cause I think I may need stitches….”  It kind of went downhill from there.  Apparently he cut his hand pretty badly.  The good news – Mike was close by, so he picked him up and took him to the ER.  After the PT appointment, Rachel & I met them at the hospital to wait with them.  And wait.  And wait.  And wait a little more.  Thank God Mike & Jon had gotten the bleeding stopped or the boy would have been dead.  At about 4 p.m., I jokingly said, “So you’ve been here two hours?  So about 10 p.m. we should be out of here.”  Ha, ha.  Chuckle, chuckle.  But the joke was on me…it was close!  I think we finally got home around 8-ish.

We realized that in 21 years, that’s the first trip to the ER for one of the boys.  Mike’s been there a lot, but not the boys.  We’ve been really blessed!  And the boy seems to be doing well.

I’ve cut myself stamping – either being “hoodly” with scissors (I don’t know the precise definition of “hoodly,” but it was my grandmother’s favorite term for me when I was a little clumsy) or from a Big Shot die.  But I’ve never had to have stitches.  It’s a wonderful hobby and keeps me sane during the crazy times.  Like yesterday.

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Stamp sets: Notably Ornate, Elements of Style; Ink:  Marina Mist classic; Marina Mist, Regal Rose stampin’ write markers; Paper:  Blushing Bride, Whisper White card stock; Beau Chateau designer series paper; Other:  Big Shot, Movers & Shapers die, modern label window, modern label punch, Smooch top coat, Blushing Bride 1/2″ stitched poly-ribbon, basic pearls, stampin’ dimensionals

This was a quick card I whipped up before I started working on projects for the technique class.  I really wanted to dig into the “Beau Chateau” paper.  I love the vintage feel of it, as well as the colors.  And the Sizzix Movers & Shapers die and coordinating punch make creating a card a snap!

That’s it for now.   Have a wonderful day, and thanks for stopping in.

About buffycooper

Among other things, I am a musician who enjoys papercrafting (specifically with rubber stamps), a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator, Christian, wife and mom to two great boys.
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