Friday, November 4, 2011

Where'd THAT Come From??

I have been a Stampin' Up Demo for about six years (and I was a VERY loyal customer for at least 3 years before I "signed up"). I LOVE looking through the catalog when it first comes out every year. It is SOOO exciting to see all the new goodies. And, being a demo, I am forEVER looking through the catalog for customers to check prices, current status and availability and products they want all the time. Which basically means that I should KNOW what's in there, pretty much ... right???

This set is one of those ones that just kinda snuck up on me ... from outta NOWHERE!! It actually showed up in LAST year's catalog ... so WHY did it take me until about four months ago to even realize it EXISTED??? Where in the heck have I BEEN??? I think I noticed a card that someone had done and thought, "Oooooooo, pretty!! Wonder where they got THAT stamp set??" DUH!!! Smiley from I'm sure that this has NEVER happened to ANY of you, right??? (Okay, this is the part where I am actually hinting/begging for validation ... did ya catch that??)

Went to the high school last night to help out with the dinner/auction they have every year to help raise money for the choir so that they can take a trip (to Seattle, no less!) in the spring. Not only did the teacher ask me to be the auctioneer for the live auction (go figure!!), but I am now the proud owner of a George Foreman Grill from the silent auction (got it for $38!)!! Now I just gotta figure out WHERE I'm gonna PUT it!! Anyone wanna come over and grill somethin'??

Stamps: Uncharted Territory, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Early Espresso, Pool Party, Watercolor Paper, First Edition DSP, Spice Cake DSP
Ink: Early Espresso, Pool Party, Island Indigo, More Mustard, Soft Suede
Accessories: Ticket Corner Punch, Early Espresso Baker's Twine, Neutrals Button, Crumb Cake Taffeta Ribbon, Paper Distressing Tool


Dame Nina said...

Wendy--I keep my catty right beside me on the couch most of the time and I sure know what you mean. It's checking the bloggers that gets me searching my catty and saying "I didn't know we had that in here." There have even been times when I said--where did they get that--we don't offer it and then found that, oh yes, we do. So here's your validation!!

Stephanie said...

That is a great stamp set. I actually did know it was in there because I am constantly on the lookout for stamps I can use to make masculine birthday cards for family and coworkers. But I could see how it could be overlooked - I think it was overshadowed by Open Sea in the spring mini (and why didn't that make it into the BC??).

Anyway, I love your card, your coloring is beautiful and the image looks great atop that fab dp!

Sharon said...

My recent catty find was the Blush Blossom marker. I didn't know we still sold it!! And I've been a demonstrator for 6 yrs. too!

Carol Carriveau said...

Know that there are a lot of us who forget what is in the big catty - who can remember everything??!!! It's fun to discover 'new' sets...and make a neat card with it! TFS!