Yes, just as the name ‘Texas Rubber and Ink!‘ implies … I’m in Texas.
And Summer has definitely arrived.
For those who might not have been here before (or yet), during a typical Texas Summer, you can expect humidity by the buckets full, and heat that causes thermometers to climb toward the top of the tube. I liken it to Florida … minus the persistant rain showers.
I’ve been working at a feverish stampin’ pace in an effort to get swaps created for the annual July crush of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators spilling out of Salt Lake City’s hotels like happy little trick-or-treaters being let loose on all neighborhoods at once!
Mass Production … in a tidied up photo op
Well … it’s all relocated now … OUT of the studio. …sigh…
I’ve made countless trips in and out to get supplies, then get forgotten supplies, sit down in the house – only to realize that I need to make another trip to the studio. (Yay! Steps count on the FitBit!!)
This is what happens when your air conditioner dies a quick but miserable death in the heart of a Texas Summer.
Lucky am I that the A/C works fine in the house. But the estimated replacement of the air handler portion in the studio attic would pay for about 2 trips to convention with expenses included such as air fare, hotel, + food.
Hmmmmmmm …. Looks like I’ve got my next year’s work “cut out for me” now! Yeeeeeeeeeeeeehawwwwwwwwwwwww!! I’m headed to the right place to keep the happy mojo in motion! (And the new A/C will be installed next week. Whew!!)
Just let me know if you’d like to join the delightful Texas Rubber and Ink team! Contact me any time, and I’ll save a spot just for you!
My Stampin’ Up! Website
Welcome to Tuesday! Tuesdays are always lots of fun!
Because each Tuesday, Stampin’ Up! shares a brand new round of weekly specials! Let’s check out this week’s specials below.
Pssssssssssssssst! When ordering, remember that during July, order 3 packs of Designer Series Paper and select a 4th package for FREE!
It seems that practically as soon as I posted here yesterday … my day was no longer in ‘my control’.
My phone was (1) either ringing or (2) receiving texts at a near-record pace for a supposedly “quiet” Sunday afternoon. If I wasn’t talking to callers, I was replying to texts. I even had to ask one speedy-texter to please wait until I finished up a call!
When it rains … it pours. But it was actually a dry day here in N. Texas.
Then I received a notice that friends would be stopping in for a little break on their drive North from the southernmost area of Texas.
… …Wait just a dog-gone minute … …
So now add in a dust cloth and a quick broom to the aforementioned rash of activity … pronto!
But don’t forget dinner either. That was settled with a brief trip about 1.5 miles down the road. Whew!
Guess what’s on my agenda for today????
Looks eerily familar doesn’t it?
And oh yes …. The answer to yesterday’s question was/is:
- Picture me at the Big Shot, cutting out all of the above … plus more elements to cut as well.
- Yes, my friends, THIS is what convention swapping does to otherwise-basically-rational people!
Happy New Week to You!
Oh …. if you’re working on swaps too, just bring’em over & we’ll have a swappin’ assembly day!
It’s Crankin’ Time in the studio!
Can you guess what I’m doing today?
- “mass production”
- laughing at scissors
- lots of Big Shot play time
- all of the above
Psssssssssssst! My afternoon is definitely planned!
I’m truly blessed and proud to be an American!
I’m forever thankful to all who have served our country to provide the liberty and freedoms enjoyed by all Americans.
So naturally, it’s with great joy, and a humble heart that I proclaim
Happy Happy Birthday, America!
May God continue to bless America!
Now that everyone has settled in with their lovely new SU cattys-in-hand, let’s get back into some new stampin’ fun!
The Creative Crew was challenged with: CCREW0614DF DSP/Color Focus: Show us your favorite color. Try it in a color combo you haven’t used before!
Color challenges can be lots of fun … especially when you have to ‘stretch’ a little to make your natural choices blend in with the guidelines! If you haven’t given one a try, then this one would be a perfect start!
I’ve always been a pinks, purply & some greens kinda girl. So when I first heard just the ‘name’ of the new In Color, ‘Blackberry Bliss’ ….. I already knew that it was for me. A done deal for sure. Then I saw it IRL (in real life) and practically squealed out loud!