Thursday, July 26, 2012

Moving Forward

Hello, my friends!

Here's a card I made tonight and I thought I just had to share it with you.    It's made with one of the FREE stamp sets I received at Convention....."Moving Forward".  It is this year's set that benefits the Ronald McDonald House Charities.  Stampin' Up! gives $3.00 for every one of these sets that are sold to RMHC.  Cool! Huh?


Here's a list of the supplies I used:

"Moving Forward" Stamp Set
Wood Mount: 126320   Clear Mount:  126322
Midnight Muse Card Stock: 126843
Whisper White Card Stock:  100730
"Polka Dot Parade" DSP:  126902
Stampin' Markers: Midnight Muse, Real Red, Basic Black
Basic Brights Buttons
Midnight Muse Stitched Ribbon
Labels Collection Framelits:  125598
Baker's Twine-White:  124262

Check out these and lots of other goodies at my SU! Online Store....Just CLICK HERE 





Ok....now for a little "catch up"...

Whew!  I've been staring at my laptop across the room and seeing it staring back at me every time I walk past it....either on my way to or from the laundry room....while passing by on my way to WalMart for the 14th time....or as I leave to take the trash out to the curb.....  Well, you get the idea.

Yep.....that's as close as we've gotten to each other and to me having time to sit down and write a blog post.  Whew!!!!

First, let me just say that Convention was outstanding!  I saw SO many friends and fellow demonstrators that have become my dear friends and I also made a lot of new friends.  What a blessing.  I had a fantabulous time with my awesome friend, Rose-Ellen who I roomed with.  I don't have much (if any) time to enjoy any "girl time" normally and it was fantastic to just enjoy convention....go out to eat (in a restaurant! *gasp*)...hang out in our pj's and talk til late into the night...and just enjoy each other's company.  It's so rare to find a friend who really "gets" you and she definitely does.  

I left Salt Lake City overwhelmingly inspired by not only the creativity that filled the Salt Palace Convention Center but by the incredibly generosity of such a thoughtful and giving company.  Stampin' Up! is truly a rare gem.  It's evident in all that they do.  It's easy to see where their priorities lie and I couldn't be prouder to represent such a fine company.

I got home and have unpacked clothes, swaps and all the other goodies that had my suitcase filled to overflowing.  Now I'm starting to refill the same suitcase (and many other bags) in preparation for our big vacation in Walt Disney World in...let's see....OH YEAH....  2 1/2 MORE DAYS!!!!  *panic eyes*
This is a BIG one, folks!   I know that YOU know that we love Disney.  Well, we are doing it up right this year.  There are eight of us heading to the most MAGICAL place on Earth.  It will be....me, Mike, Linz, Zach, Britt, Sam, and my Mom and Dad.  Woot!  We are beyond excited!!  We are staying at Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort and Spa and for the first time ever we are staying in the....wait for it.....Grand Villa!!

I can't even believe it.  We joined Disney Vacation Club 5 years ago and this will be our first time in the BIG WHOPPER of a "room".  Ok...to be fair...it sleeps 12!  Holy cow!  Trust me....I'll be posting pictures.  You'll probably be wishing I would STOP!  LOL

While we are there we will be celebrating Brittany and Sam's engagement.  Yep, this Friday will start the one year countdown to their big day!  We are doing something really special at Disney for them.  I've arranged to have a Disney Wedding photographer take their engagement photos!!!  We're so excited!!  We went shopping and got them clothes to wear and they are scheduled to have their photos taken next Wednesday morning.  Morning....as in 7:45 a.m.!  WOWZA!  They like to take the photos before it gets hot and before the park opens.  Britt and Sam chose Epcot as their location and will be having photos taken in the World Showcase section of the park.  I can't WAIT!!!  We're hoping to use one or more of the photos for their Save the Date cards.  I'll keep you posted!!

Ok....as much as I'd like to keep rambling on and on....I really should get a little sleep.  Tomorrow is another jam packed day.  Thanks SO much for stopping by and checking in.  It means more to me than your know.

Mom....if you're reading this....GET PACKED!!  IT'S ALMOST TIME!!  :-)

Wishing you a magical day!

2 comments:

  1. So glad your SLC Stampin' Up adventure was a success and fun for you! And I'm also happy that you get to stay at the Grand Villa at Disney World (room sleeps TWELVE!!!) Wow!!!

    Blessings to you!

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  2. Have a great trip! I am so excited for you! I love Disney too! I can't wait to see pictures!!

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