Tuesday, June 30, 2009


A couple of quotes I came across today that I particularly liked:

It is of interest to note that while some dolphins are reported to have learned English -- up to fifty words used in correct context -- no human being has been reported to have learned dolphinese.
Carl Sagan (1934 - 1996)

Hard work spotlights the character of people: some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, and some don't turn up at all. Sam_Ewing

I am having trouble staying awake because I have been having trouble staying asleep.

Ever since Saturday, every time I drift off and close my eyes, I see the Stampin’ Up catalog! Except at night in bed. Pleasant dreams when I can get them.
Spent much of last night when I should have been sleeping trying to figure out my Christmas cards. Do not take this to mean that they will be anything fancy or wonderful. Or even done on time. I am trying to think of something that will be easy to mass produce (but still look halfway nice and share my testimony) because there are so many wonderful people (and a few obligatory people) in my life. I actually thought I was going to have it pretty easy, borrowing the idea from a sample in the new catalog. At first I was just struggling with my colors. Until I realized that the punch I thought they used and which I conveniently have is too small for the stamps. Now, I have to figure out what they used and can I afford it.


  1. Or does your SU! demonstrator daughter have it and will let you borrow it? ;)

    I like the quotes! :)

  2. I'd love to see your ideas!! I don't know if you've ever used acrylic stamps, but I thought you might like to see this set:

  3. Even Ruth can't get the supply list until today?/tomorrow? Today,I think. Then we will see. We think they used Big Shot templates. She has a Big Shot, but not those templates. I would have to get them. That might get pricey. But worth it? More thinking.

    It would be fun to get together and stamp! sigh. Hopefully some day. One of the problems of internet friends is then you want to see each other, but can't.
    That is a lovely set! I have been exclusively Stampin' Up, but I might be tempted to stray. I have never used acrylics. I like that they are clear and you can see where you are going. How else are they different? When you buy them, do you cut them out?
    I will always love Stampin'Up and, besides, I get a mother discount. So, if I do "expand," it won't be often or far.

  4. LOL-"Mother discount"!! I have always been SU faithful till my SIL started designing for Papertrey. I really like the quality of their products. The stamps come in a cd case and you have to use acrylic blocks to mount them. There are definitely advantages and disadvantages to both wood and acrylic mounts.
    It sure would be fun to stamp with you and Ruth one day!!