October 3rd, 2008

A week without stamping???  AAACCCKKKKKK!  I can’t remember the last time I went a whole week without stamping!  I even missed Taylor’s Sketch Challenge today (my apologies to the Cupcake Crew!)  And I have a good sized box from Stampin’ Up! (all MINE) that’s been sitting untouched the whole week!  Tomorrow is World Card Making Day and I promise to be back to post a card tomorrow!

It’s been a long week for sure, but lots of good things have come of it.  I will share photos of the bedroom make-over as soon as I can get some taken.  We’re about 80% done in there and it’s already gorgeous!  Curtains are the only major thing we’re missing and I’m crossing my fingers I might find some tomorrow.  Then there’s a whole list of little details to be completed.

Yesterday I helped at church with a western themed dinner for the Seniors.  My friend Denise was in charge of table decorations and I helped her.  They turned out really cute!



It’s a little hard to see in the picture, but we took mini hay bales (from Michael’s) and stuck in a bouquet of silk sunflowers wrapped with a bandana and then added a small cowboy hat.  Peanuts were scattered all over the table and lemonade was served in mason jars.  The menu was BBQ beef sandwiches, cole slaw, baked beans and apple or pumpkin pie.  After decorating I moved to the kitchen and helped with the food service.  Tickets were only available to folks 70 and better.  We had about 60 people and everyone seemed to enjoy it.  I loved being involved, but I was certainly exhausted when it was over.  I’ll definitley help again at the next one in the Spring.

There’s lots of Stampin’ Up! excitement for October!  The new Holiday Mini Catalog is now available AND in celebration of SU’s 20th birthday we have a Birthday Sale!  Spend $20 on regular priced mechandise and you may add as many of the sale sets to you order as you like.


Item # Page # Description  Retail Price   20% Off Price
109439  62 Big Bold Birthday  $27.95  $22.36
112895  62  Cumpleaños genial y divertido (Spanish Big Bold Birthday)* $27.95  $22.36
111532  63  Party Hearty* $26.95  $21.56
110994  64  Bitty Birthday $12.95  $10.36
111618  64  Crazy for Cupcakes* $23.95  $19.16
111546  65  Simple Birthday Thanks* $17.95  $14.36
111702  65  Time to Party* $16.95  $13.56
108559  68  Crab & Company $27.95  $22.36

You can never have enough birthday sets!  Be sure to check them out!  Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you get to stamp tomorrow.  If you need some inspiration check out the SCS home page – there’s a link there to their WCD Challenge thread.  There will be a bunch of challenges to play.  Enjoy!




4 Responses to “Withdrawals”

  1. loricraig Says:

    These are darling centerpieces…I know how tired you must have been, but what a blessing for the seniors in your church! You are *AWESOME*

  2. Bev J. (Maxell on SCS) Says:

    Love how your tables look-neat idea. I used to do a lot of that type thing volunteering at our church but have semi-retired due to some health issues; but, I always enjoyed all the get togethers. I bet the seniors loved it-I know I would now that I am a senior! tfs

  3. diane (cookiestamper) Says:

    I love your table, Jami! I have 1 drinking jar that looks like a Mason jar with a handle. I keep intending to look for more.

  4. SpankerGirl92 Says:

    Greetings Fellow Blogger, I am commenting from Charters Towers Australia. We have had a lot of bushfires the last week and I’ve only just been able to connect to the internet 😉 Thanks so much for the interesting post. It inspired me a lot with my school cooking assignment. God Bless the internet !

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