Friday, March 10, 2017

I'm Baaaack!

Can I just say this past week has been a rough one for me......My Fibromyalgia went to a whole new level. Think of it as your nerves are in spasm continuously, or like the feeling when your leg goes to sleep, but nothing helps the pain. So my doctor put me on a mild does of Prednisone. Its one of those medications you have a love/hate relationship with. Makes me cranky, snappy, puff up, blah, blah, blah. But it relieves the pain.

Then my blog disappeared. Yes, it was gone. I have no idea what happened. Lets just say I had a melt down over this, and yes the meds made it seem worse than it was. As my husband always tells me, no one died, right? The thing with Blogger is you have no support, no one to call, and if you've been reading my blog for the past 8 years, you know I am not tecky at all. I would be happy to just craft, but if you want to swim with the big fishes, you gotta be a big fish. So I push on and do the best I can.

After being on the phone with GoDaddy 4 days in a row, because my Domain names had to be renewed (was this a coincidence that my blog disappeared the same time my Domain names had to be renewed? I don't know). So I renewed my Domain names and decided I needed to change my blog platform from Blogger to WordPress. Oh, yes this is an easy thing to do...........they (GoDaddy) didn't have a clue who they were talking to. After spending all day Sunday in tears, and my poor husband trying to help me, we got the new blog started. Then my old blog appeared again. WHAT!! Now that I've spent all this money and time there is no turning back. So I will be posting to both blogs until I get the new one up and running how it should be. So please be patient with me. This is going to be a long process, at least for me.

It was like I just didn't have the energy to even post this past week. So here we go.

It doesn't seem possible, but the new Annual Catalog will be out June 1st, which means the 2015-2017 In Colors will be retiring. I would highly suggest you purchase any of those items sooner than later. Once they hit the retirement list in April they will be the first things to go, and once they are gone, you won't be able to get them unless you go over to eBay and pay a fortune for them. And why not get them now and earn FREE Sale-a-bration items while you're at it. The Mint Macaron ink pads and re-inkers are already on the back order list. Both are expected in our warehouse later this month. You can click on any of the thumb nail photos to go directly to my Online Store, or click HERE!

The Card Tins are sold out and no longer available. In fact all of the SAB items are now at a until supplies are gone status. We only have 3 more weeks of SAB left.
Paper Pumpkin is celebrating its 4th birthday next month. Sara Douglas, CEO of Stampin' Up! has designed this kit and everyone who is subscribed will be getting a gift with their kit. Last year we got an extra stamp set and it was a super cute flower set. It will come in a black box instead of the orange box.

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Ok, now on to some fun stuff.......Each month I like to honor my Top 2 in Sales with a little something and a card. This is what I did for Clarice and Carol for January Sales. they each got my Embellishment Share for the Occasions Catalog along with a card. I was seeing Clarice and so I fancied up a tag with the Make a Medallion Sale-a-bration stamp set. 

A Little stamping on the envelope with some Washi Tape.
Close up of the tag. 

They each got a card from me as well. I used the Delicate Details and Metallic Ribbon from SAB and then die cut the Bloomin' Heart and then die cut the Butterflies.
The sentiment comes from the So in Love Stamp set, and stamped with Soft Suede along with the Delicate Details below the ribbon.
 I used Pool Party, Bermuda Bay and Island Indigo (my current favorite colors).

Flirty Flamingo, Pumpkin Pie and Calypso Coral for this card. 

Whew! Thanks if you made it to the end of this post. It was a long one.. but I wanted to leave you with something creative and not just me rambling on.......

Have a wonderful week-end!

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Barbara Smith said...

I love, love, love your blog. It's one of the top ones I visit. You have terrific ideas and beautiful cards. I'm like you with the teck stuff and gave up trying to swim with the big fish. Kudos to you. Keep up all of your hard work cause you do a wonderful job and are greatly appreciated.

Carol Carriveau said...

Thank you again for the the card and all of the goodie So!!! Glad to have you back

facsmom said...

Sorry for all of your difficulties but proud of your persistence. Those of us who haven't had fibromyalgia have no clues of its challenges but your description was immensely helpful.

Cindy said...

Cindee, my blog disappeared, too (Blogger, of course), but my domain wasn't up for renewal. I totally understand your frustration! I'm thinking of making the move, too. Love your blog, it's the source of much inspiration!