image © Stampin’ Up – from the Traveler stamp set
Hello, Sweet Stampers!
I haven’t forgotten you! Of course, I had the best intentions of prescheduling blog posts for all the time I would be away from home, but alas, I just didn’t get it done. Between traveling, recuperating from traveling, traveling more, recuperating,… – you get the idea – I’m afraid my energy for blogging has been lacking.
It’s been a wacky few weeks, and the wackiness continues. As it has turned out, mid-October through late November is just a crazy chunk of time in my 2015 schedule. While I’m extremely grateful for the opportunities I have had to travel, spend time with friends, and attend wonderful events, I’m pooped! And I’m afraid my blog has suffered for it.
I plan to post photos from my adventures. First was our huge annual Halloween party – it took weeks to put together, and then a week to recuperate afterward. Here’s a sneak peek of the invitation and the living room:
Then I got to attend Stampin’ Up’s Rising Star Retreat in Utah, where five fabulous demonstrators from around the country and myself were pampered and trained and given an inside look at Stampin’ Up! Then I went on a week long crafting cruise around the Caribbean.
I’m on my way now to attend Stampin’ Up’s OnStage Local event in Tampa, FL. Then there’s another cruise, a family gathering at my brother’s house in the Smoky Mountains, and Thanksgiving with my husband’s family at the Georgia coast. Phew!
I’m looking forward to December when I can sit in my stamping studio with my cats and make stuff!