Happy Birthday Blocks


happy birthday blocksWe are still back in the ages with solid stamps.  Sometimes it’s good to back and look at old things to make them new again.  I’m really the queen of  thrift shopping and re-doing things.  Simple but elegant card.

We have had an eventful morning today.  Last night around 3 am the thunderstorms rolled through and we lost power.  I got up at 6:30 am and Kevin said “just get dressed, we’re going out for breakfast!”  I’m like “WHY?”  No power was the answer and I need coffee! So off we went to breakfast and because I had coupons for IHop we went all the way into Green Bay which is about 12 miles.  But 12 miles is one gallon of gas so that is why it is ALL the way to Green Bay.  And we can never go ALL the way to Green Bay without a purpose so we stopped at a carpet store on the way home.  Our house is around 20 years old and so most of the floors need replacing but I’m not sure what I want so I keep looking.  Found some good stuff this morning but I’m still just not sure!  Have a good weekend!  I’m still painting rooms so I have a couple planned for this weekend.  Need to get the whole house painted before floors go in!


Birthday Candles


birthday candleGood Morning!  I have gone back to the old days today and brought out the solid stamps?!  Remember those?!  We actually started our line with them.  Made the background with them.  The candle is a new embossing folder we have been carrying in the booth.  Inspired colors by paint chips…it’s amazing where inspiration comes from.

So I have a heart warming story for you today.  We all know that retail is not the easiest business to be in but sometimes people just amaze me.  Last year we did the StampFest Orlando show…this year we elected not to do it just for some summer time off!  Our credit card machine wasn’t working last year in Orlando so we had to pull out the old one and the battery had gone dead in it but we were unaware of it since we  plugged it in.  Anyway, the date recorded as Jan 1, 1995 all day long.  When we batched out that night, several credit cards were rejected because of “late presentation”  meaning the date was in correct.  We sent in an appeal to the credit card processing company just explaining what happened and that the charges were current.  Well, some banks rejected anyway.  So there were several hundred dollars we were unable to collect.  One customer from Savannah, GA…Harriet.. noticed that the bank took her money and then gave it back.  She called questioning why she was given the money back.  I left a message just explaining what happened and that was that.  Yesterday I got a check in the mail from her for the amount that she was given back!! Can you believe it?? She got to thinking about the Orlando show coming up and remembered about getting her money back, looked up her receipts and sent us a check!  That is character and honesty.  Doing something that is right that nobody knows about!  Thank you Harriet.





Stamps used: EE36 KB’s Fox, DD46 KB’s New Tweet, HH31 Chevron Border, D253 KB’s Heart Tag, C123 So Glad We’re Friends, CC27 Dotted Skinny Circles Small, F210 Fancy Rectangle, A190 Tiny Solid Heart

Getting ready to head to set-up the booth here in Indianapolis!  It’s a cold one with snow coming down.  I’m dreaming of The Cheesecake Factory which is one of my favorite places to eat and there is one here in Indy!