Stop the Merry-Go-Round


Stampin' Up!, Harvest Blessings, Epic Day

You know how some weeks are just a little crazy?  Like you’re on a merry-go-round, and you’re getting dizzier and dizzier and it just won’t stop?  That’s been my life lately.  There’s just so much going on right now, and I feel like I’m always juggling projects, people and time, hoping I don’t drop one.

My worlds all collided this week.  Usually I can keep things pretty organized. But now it’s spring, which means the end of the semester – and the end of the school year.  And Apple Blossom.  And Easter and family events.  And Stampin’ Up! retiring lists are out and the new catalog is coming.  And rents are being paid.  And the yard needs serious attention.  And…well, you get the idea.  Students who have been MIA this semester all of a sudden want me to attend extra lessons, rehearsals and “studio classes.”  (Fortunately I only have one or two of those!  Most of the students I accompany are really on top of things.)  Seniors are having final recitals.  And on and on.

I realized today that I hadn’t been in my stamp room for a week or more.  It’s very sad. While I love music, crafting is much less stressful, and it’s my therapy.  So I put everything on hold and took 15 minutes just for stamping.  (I know.  Not much time.  But it was lovely!)

Since I knew I wouldn’t have a lot of time, I grabbed a pack of leftover materials from a workshop.  Who wouldn’t want a Crushed Curry card, right?  I added a Smoky Slate layer, and a layer of Epic Day designer series paper.  I stamped the tractor and psalm from Harvest Blessings on the paper, added some Epic Day washi tape and some Retro Fresh washi tape, and I had a great card.  I was leaning toward my flower stamps, but the paper just made me think, “Farming,” which reminded me of Harvest Blessings.

You’ll notice there’s no link on “Harvest Blessings.”  That’s because it’s retired and gone already.  The Epic Day designer series paper is also retired, but it’s still available – so order while you can.  Today is the last day for free shipping, so this is a great time to place an order.

And remember – the Occasions catalog sales period is ending May 31.  I don’t know what products – if any – will be carried over to the annual catalog, but if something is not carried over, it may not be available long.  Toward the end of a catalog sales period, Stampin’ Up! stops ordering or manufacturing new stamps and products that will retire.  So take advantage of this last day of free shipping so you’re not disappointed.

Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy.  Have a wonderful day!


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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