Happy, happy Saturday. The last post from me was last Saturday. I have missed a week of creating and blogging due to Harvey.
In a nutshell, I live basically in Houston, right outside the city limits, in Pearland. The past week has been a blur. It started raining last Saturday evening really hard and never stopped. Water levels in our neighbor went up and down. Only to not go down. We live in a two-story house so we took stuff upstairs, like my stamp stuff among other items. As it was evident the water was on the rise, our efforts to move stuff (furniture) went into a higher gear. I went to bed Monday night around 3:00 am as the water was creeping up the 10 inch house foundation. I had accepted the fact I would wake up to water in my home. A few hours later as I woke up, the house was as still as could be, the ac had not turned on in a long while (a sign to me that the outside ac unit had taken on water), and there was the smell of strong musty humidity in the air. I got up to a dry floor as I walked through the house. I looked outside and although it was still raining, we had not flooded and the water was not touching the slab anymore. It was slow to drain on Tuesday, but by Wednesday the water had receded on our street enough to drive through it. But not the case for SO, SO many. As of Friday night, many areas and homes are still flooded or have flooded because of dam and reservoir water releases. It has truly been incomprehensible. We received some 45+ inches of rain.
My dear friends at Create with Connie and Mary have provided wonderful support with their care and concern. It was important to me to get back to them and my other stamp commitments. Stamping is my therapy. And, after this experience, I’m going to need a lot of therapy – in many forms!!!
Our theme this week is, Pop Up Surprise.
I’ve created lots of pop up cards, and, of course I strived for one a bit different.
As you open it, the surprise is revealed!
And, believe or not, it folds flat!
- Stamp Set – Creep it Real
- Card Stock – Elegant Eggplant, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Basic Black, Whisper White
- Ink – Black Memento
- DSP – Merry Little Christmas
- Punches – 2″ Circle (retired)
- Other – Black Mini Sequin Trim
As Harvey waters moved closer, I was in the midst of moving all my current stamp stuff to higher ground, I managed to do my part for our September Session with Create with Connie and Mary. I must say, I created an adorable 3-D item this time around. Please support me and the Design Team by purchasing any of our tutorial sessions. September will be available on the 11th.
Here is a sneak at the September projects –
September features –
Pick a Pumpkin Bundle
Tags & Trimming Bundle
Spooky Cat Bundle
Festive Phrases Stamp Set
Colorful Seasons Bundle
Our mini sessions include the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials:
Each mini session includes TWELVE unique cards featuring three stamp sets
Additionally, each mini session includes TWO 3D items perfect projects for your club, classes, stamp camps or gifts
All 14 project tutorials are available once the mini session opens so you immediately have all project tutorials right there at your fingertips
All designs and tutorials are EXCLUSIVELY for subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else online
Our FABULOUS design team members are – Connie Babbert, Mary Brown, Melissa Davies, Libby Fens, and Debbie Henderson. They always have such GREAT ideas that are perfect and easy to recreate!
Mini sessions are available the 11th of each month (and you’ll have access for up to a year).
Demos…did you know this is a tax deduction for your Stampin’ Up! business? But…you don’t need to be a demo to enjoy our mini-subscriptions!
Check out CREATE WITH CONNIE AND MARY for more details!