Another year has come and gone. I can't believe that it is now 2018. It's starting out to be a cold year so far. Currently it's -1 with a windchill of -14 here in Wisconsin. Unless the house is on fire, there is no way I'm stepping a foot outside today. Instead I'm watching the Harry Potter movies. I've read the books, visited the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, but haven't seen the movies. I saw the first two last weekend and now HBO is having a marathon of them all. We are currently waching Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (#4).
January 1st also means that Sale-A-Bration starts in 2 days! Did you have a chance to look at that's included in Sale-A-Bration? There's some pretty cool stuff in there! Are you familar with Sale-A-Bration? Well, it's Stampin' Up's annual sale. For every $50 (before tax) spent, you can choose a stamp set for FREE. Yes Free. And... there is no limit on how many free items you can get.
Did you happen to notice the slight change Stampin' Up made? There are some stamp sets OR framelits that you can get free with a $100 order! They had never offered framelits before. The stamp sets are also a little bit larger than the ones you can earn by spending $50.
I almost forget to mention the new Occassions Catalog also starts in two days! The Christmas stamp sets can be put away for another year. I really like this time of year for stamping. No holidays necessarily to concentrate on. There's Valentine's Day, that's it. My club people said they need sympathy cards so we will do some of those in January. I chose stamp sets that would be great to use the Stampin' Blends with. Everyone likes to try new things, so we will give it a try.
Speaking of new things, have you tried the Embossing Paste? That is also on my list of new things to try. I've seen so many great cards using it, that I thought I had to try it. Just wish there was more time in the day to try all these new tools. Sigh. I hate it when the job gets in the way of stamping. Today is just a day to be lazy so I don't have an excuse. I haven't had a day like today in so long, but it feels great. Reality will set in again starting tomorrow. My husband has been on vacation for almost two weeks and has been doing most of the cooking. Sadly, he goes back tomorrow, so my reprieve will be over. Maybe tonight I'll get ambitious and go in my stamp room.
If you happen to need a Sale-A-Bration or new Occassions Catalog, contact me. I have a few spares that I can send out.
Until next time...Stampin' Always
Cheryl, HomeStyle Stamper