Monday, September 1, 2014

Getting Back To Normal

I feel like I'm finally getting there...back to normal that is.  It's been a really tough week as we transition into our new normal of having a child away at college.  Our Benjamin has been at UC Berkeley in California for a week now and he is LOVING it!  We knew he would, he was ready to be on his own and continue his studies. 
He has made a lot of new friends, has awesome roommates, explored the town, found his way to San Francisco on the BART system, done a little too much shopping, could use a little more sleep, and survived his first earthquake his very first night in his dorm!  Fortunately for us, he is an excellent communicator and has shared all this with us from afar.  Never in my life would I have ever thought I would be thanking the good Lord for Snapchat, Facetime and a cell phone! *Ü*
We are so proud of him.

 
The University Library
 
 
Parking for the Nobel Laureates on staff.

 
UC Berkeley Clock Tower
 
 
We got him all set up last Saturday, there are 3 of them in this little tiny dorm room, but somehow it seems to work.  After a full day of moving in and a last family dinner for a while, it was time to say goodbye.  I knew it was going to hard on my mama heart to let my baby go, but honestly, I didn't think it would be quite this hard! I think coming on the heels of losing both my parents so recently this was just the topper for me emotionally. I miss him terribly.
 
I'm happy to say things are looking up!  I've had a very productive week staying busy and focused which is good for you as I have lots of new things to share with you in the days to come from the new Holiday catalog! And, I'm also working on the newest edition of my 12 Days of Christmas that will start previewing October 1st.

 
In the meantime our Nicholas started his sophomore year this week,  full of AP and honors courses and he has been in the throws of homework already!  He misses Ben but has this cute twinkle in his eye when we mention he's an only child now.  He took Drivers Ed. this summer and now has his permit.  In January he will be able to take his drivers test and is looking SO forward to taking over his brother car!  {Insert evil brother laugh!}
 
I hope you are all off to a happy Monday!
 
Halloween Fun! Tutorial
 
 
 The step by step instructions and color picture tutorial for these Halloween Fun! projects will be e-mailed to you as a gift from me with a $35 or more order to my online store through September 30th.
See the Stampin' Up! 2014-15 Catalog  and when you are ready, please order HERE. 
Earn Free Stamps with Becky - print your copy!

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Fall Fest & Mingle all The Way

Swapping with the Control Freaks for the Fall portion of the new Holiday catalog.  Boy did I get some darling cards in return! It's always so much fun swapping with that uber talented group!!
Here is my contribution using the Fall Fest Framelits and Mingle All The Way stamp set.
 
 
Cardstock:  Basic Black, Bermuda Bay, Tangerine Tango, Motley Monsters Designer Series Paper
Stamp Set:  Mingle All The Way
Accessories: White & Tangerine Tango Two Tone Trim (that's a mouth full!), Lucky Stars Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Party Pennants Bigz die, Big Shot, google eyes non SU!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Halloween Fun! Tutorial
 
 
 The step by step instructions and color picture tutorial for these Halloween Fun! projects will be e-mailed to you as a gift from me with a $35 or more order to my online store through September 30th.
See the Stampin' Up! 2014-15 Catalog  and when you are ready, please order HERE. 
Earn Free Stamps with Becky - print your copy!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Holiday Catalog Ordering Starts Today and a Free Gift From Me!

My favorite time of the year - Holiday Catalog time!  Ordering starts today.  If you don't have a holiday catalog and have ordered from me in the past, let me know and I'll send you one.
 
Or you can view this beauty online HERE.
 
Halloween Fun! Tutorial 
My gift to you with a $35 purchase!

 
The step by step instructions and color picture tutorial for these Halloween Fun! projects will be e-mailed to you FREE with a $35 or more order to my online store, August 28th through September 30th.
See the Stampin' Up! 2014-15 Catalog  and when you are ready, please order HERE. 
Earn Free Stamps with Becky - print your copy!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Unite & Excite - Come on Get Registered!!


I'll be hosting the Idaho Unite & Excite event on behalf of Stampin' Up! here in Boise on Saturday, September 13th from 1-4 at the Hampton Inn near the freeway in Meridian. This event is a Demonstrator Only event.  The cost for the event is $20. 
 
 Don't miss this exciting opportunity to network and share with fellow demonstrators!
 
We will talk about:
  • How to find new customers
  • Make the most of promotions
  • Share business tips
  • World Card Making Day events
  • And much more 
There will be door prizes, an all attendee give away, lots of show and tell, swapping and of course yummy refreshments!
 
Registration is open NOW on the Stampin' Up! website. Don't delay, get registered today - there is a lot of planning to do and we need your help to make this day awesome!  Everyone gets to be involved. *Ü* 
Come on Idaho, it's OUR demo day! 
Registration closes on Sept. 5th. and you are welcome to register even if you are not from Idaho.  Bountiful, Utah and Portland are full so come join us here!
 
If you are not a demonstrator and want to join us, get signed up HERE to join my team.
 
I'll see you on September 13th! 

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Short & Sweet Sign Up Promotion

We've been in California setting our son up at college so I'm a little behind on the news with Stampin' Up!.  Check this out....
 
It's Short & Sweet alright, you only have until August 28th to take advantage of this one.  That's just until this Thursday!!
 
 
Join my Inking Everything team and you will receive $150 in your choice of Stampin' Up! products for the $99 starter kit price - plus FREE SHIPPING!!
It's a great deal, amazing business opportunity, AND it's only available for a short time - August 28th, so don't delay.
 
See the Stampin' Up! 2014-15 Catalog  and when you are ready, please order HERE. 
Earn Free Stamps with Becky - print your copy!
 

It's Almost Holiday Catalog Time!

Guess what's almost here?  Yep, the Holiday Catalog!
 
  It all starts August 28th - and I have a free gift with a $35 purchase just for YOU!!  Be sure to check back next week!

See the Stampin' Up! 2014-15 Catalog  and when you are ready, please order HERE. 
Earn Free Stamps with Becky - print your copy!