Friday, August 28, 2009

My little boy went to Kindergarten today!

Well, it is official, Will is a kindergartner. I cannot believe it, where has the time gone? Last night, I listened to him cry himself to sleep because he did not want to go. He was afraid that "they" would not like him and that "the letters and numbers were going to be harder in Kindergarten". This morning, he was upside down in his bed with his head under the covers and he said that he was going to stay in bed until 3:30. After much prodding, we finally got him dressed and suddenly he was not scared anymore. He walked into school and the classroom, and did not even cry when we left him! I cannot believe how brave he was. I am so proud of him.

Last night, I made this little sucker cover to hide in his lunch box. He wanted me to make a paper airplane, but I did not think that that would be such a great idea for the first day of school! This morning, he wanted to know what his surprise was. I wouldn't show it to him, but I told him that I had made him a card. He looked up at me with a huge smile and said, "you are the sweetest Mommy in the world!" He absolutely loves getting handmade cards from me. I used Sweet Centers, a new stamp set from the Holiday mini catalog (available September 1st). If you have not received a copy of it from me in the mail, let me know and I will get one to ya! It is such a wonderful feeling to brighten someone's day with a simple project created by you. I can't wait to pick him up and hear what he has to say about his first day of school!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Rising Star #8!!

Me with my sister (and downline) Ragan, Lisa (my first recruit, and friend), and Kim (my upline, and friend) at the Ale house on Awards night.
I am # 8 Rising Star!!!!!
Lisa, me, and Ragan
Me and Kim

I can't believe it! Last Thursday at Stampin' Up's annual convention, I was named Rising Star #8!! For those of you that may not know what that means, let me explain. Each year, Stampin' Up recognizes the top 15 new demonstrators ( demos in their first FULL year with Stampin' Up!). I went out o dinner with my upline, Kim, and two of "my monkeys" (members of my downline), Lisa and Ragan (also my big sis!!). We waited for the phone call from our friends in Salt Lake City that were attending convention (SLC is 2 hours behind, so it was pretty late!!). They called and I got to hear Kim repeat, "She is not 15, She is not 14..." until I finally heard her say, "She IS number 8!!" This was such an exciting moment for me!! In October of 2007, I set a goal for myself to make Rising Star, and it felt so good to reach it! As part of the award, I now get to attend Founder's Circle, a very prestigious retreat for the 15 Rising Stars and the Top 100 Demonstrators in the company where we get to hang out in St. George, Utah with Owner and Founder of SU!, Shelli Gardner!!! I am so excited to meet her, I hope I do not ball my eyes out when I do! I have to thank my family, my friends, and ecspecially all of my customers for all of your support.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Oh! The Memories!!

Well, the big moving day is fast approaching. For me, change is exciting. New places to explore and new people to meet! Even though I am excited about the adventure, I am sad to leave all of my friends and family. I have lived in the Raleigh area since I was in the 3rd grade (minus the 4 years in Greenville for college). My mom is here, my sisters, and many of my oldest and dearest friends. Since I started my Stampin' Up! business just under 2 years ago, I have made SO many new friends in my customers and fellow demonstrators! I am going to miss everyone of you. I hope that you all will stay in contact with your "Stamp Lady"! If you need anything, I will just be a phone call or email away, and you never know when I might pop back to Wake Forest for a class or something!
My stamps, paper, and inks are all packed up in boxes, so... no stamping for me for a while (boo hoo!!!) I wanted to share my latest scrapbook pages with you. These are from my Scrapper's Express club. Each month my Scrappers get an entire kit of fabuloust SU goodies and 6 12x12 pages designed by ME! All of this for only $25. I love to scrapbook, so this club has been so much fun for me. Even though I am moving, you can still join the club! I will just be mailing the kits and copies of the pages to everyone, and... I think Jenny even offered her living room so that everyone can still get together and scrap! (All scrappers know that getting together with other scrappers is half of the fun!!) Let me know if you are interested, and please keep in touch with me. Please know that I mean it from the bottom of my heart when I say, " I will miss each of you tremendously!"