Thursday, March 31, 2011

Blog Hop Alert!!!

My upline, Krystie, my fellow amuse studio consultants, and I will be participating in a blog hop tomorrow, Friday, April 1st!! It will start at 5 p.m. CST. Krystie has advised she will take a random comment from one of the participating blogs and that person will win a prize! I have also decided I will offer a prize to a person who leaves a comment on my blog. Get ready for the fun!!!

My Webstore

is scheduled to go live at 2:01 a.m. CST! You can find it at:

amuse studio (Pie Safe Paper Goods)

Check it out and let me know what you think!! Please contact me if you have any questions.

Note that if you place an individual order which meets the $150 qualifying workshop minimum and you wish to take advantage of the Hostess Rewards, please contact me so I can process the order for you.

I will also keep track of your orders. Once you spend $200 with me, I will give you $20 in free product!!

I am also open to workshops and/or card classes. I have a two to three options I can offer at this point. Just contact me if you are interested!!

Thanks for supporting me in this endeavor!!

Counting down. . . . .

Less than 24 hours and my amuse studio website will go live. I will also be participating in a blog hop tomorrow. Yes, I realize tomorrow is April 1st, however, neither my website or the blog hop will be a joke!!

I will post later with my website address. Be on the lookout for lots of pics of things I have made with my new goodies too!

Be back soon!!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Exciting. . . .

isn't it??? For those of you who know me well, you recognize this is also one of my least favorite restaurants. SO - what could possibly be in that box that is exciting?? You know it has to be good. Any ideas??

Well, I have signed up to be an amuse studio consultant!! I am very excited about this. I will have my own website which will go live on Friday, April 1st (no fooling - it's for real)!! You will be able to order right off of it should you want to do so. I am also willing to do parties, stamp camps, card classes, etc. I have been given some great ideas for classes/workshops that are very economical too. You will be seeing A LOT of new creations on my blog related to amuse studio!! I have a wonderful upline who has sent me beautiful cards to show off the products and my fellow consultants in my group, as well as in general, have a TON of amazing ideas and are providing just as much inspiration! I hope you will join me in some amuse studio fun!! Contact me about any questions you may have in regards to classes, workshops, buying, or becoming a consultant. I can help you out!!

The box above contained my new starter kit which was just FULL of wonderful goodies!! I have to finish off some work and other chores tonight, but I hope to maybe get to stamp with my new items tomorrow!! I will post my creations as soon as possible. I will be in a blog hop soon that I will be sharing with you as well.

Hope you are as excited as I am!!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Such a beautiful Sunday

. . . and I have spent most of it working inside. I had to laugh at one of my neighbors earlier. He is probably one of the worst on the block about mowing and keeping his yard up in the summer, but he mowed today!!! The only other people in my neighborhood who have mowed this early are the ones who have the pristine lawns to start with. Then I realized why - he had a new mower and I guess he could not wait to try it out. The sad thing is that it really is too early to mow and his yard does not look much different than it did before he took upon that task!! Oh, well. If it made him happy. . . . Personally, I am trying to hold off starting my mowing until the first of April.

I am getting ready to purge a bunch of stuff on eBay. It feels good to streamline things again. PLUS - it is also a way of getting in touch with my new, soon to be announced, venture!

I have typed up my final for my students this Tuesday. I was a nice teacher because if you only missed one class all quarter, you did not have to take the final. I have two that need to take the final and one student who I think is going to take it to boost their grade. It was fun teaching this past quarter, but I learned I have A LOT more to learn about teaching myself. Next quarter I will be teaching two classes - Police Report Writing and Legal Writing. I am kind of a nerd about grammar and punctuation, so I am very excited about both classes.

To my scrapbooking buds - I plan on having a crop at my house this summer. Let me know if you would rather it be the weekend of July 8th or a weekend in August. I had planned on doing it a different date, but that is the weekend of graduation and they want all the teachers there that evening. I will also need to know exactly how many are coming because I have SURPRISES!!! I will let you know more details later. And, yes, I DO need to plan this far ahead because I will probably still be doing everything at the last minute any way!

Back to the work around here. Oh, how I don't wish I could snap my fingers and everything would just go in its place!! Hope you each have enjoyed a great Sunday and a wonderful weekend!!

Friday, March 18, 2011


The work week has winded down and I am absolutely spent. It has been a long week. I have had court twice and worked in another office in another town on one day.

I know I have said this before on my blog, but always remember your family and cherish them while you can. My coworker called on Sunday night. She and her family had been celebrating some birthdays with her husband's family that day. About 20 minutes after they returned home, they got a call that her husband's father was being rushed to the hospital. Her youngest daughter, who is 3, and her cousin, who is 6, were with him when he fell. They thought he was playing "dinosaur." To make a long story short, he never regained consciousness and on Tuesday evening he passed away. He was only 55 years old. A positive thing about this is that the family had had a great day of being together and celebrating. She also said he loved his granddaughters dearly, so playing with two of them is the last thing he did. The family has some comfort in those things. His service is tomorrow. Please keep her and her family in your thoughts and prayers.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

WOW - Part Two!!!

1. A second blog post in as many days - shocking, I know!!

2. My scrapbook friends will understand this next statement. In all my cleaning, organizing, and purging, I managed to LOSE my Gypsy! Thankfully, I found it. It was in my rolling tote with my baby bug - just one of two spots I usually keep it. I don't know why I did not think of looking for it where it should be instead of in some random spot!!

3. Not that I don't have enough to do, but I have a new adventure I will be sharing soon. I am excited about it and will share when I can!!

4. Now, I have to run and make 40 hanging paper Easter eggs!!

Hope you all have had a wonderful weekend and have had some time to get outside and enjoy the weather!!

Saturday, March 12, 2011


Have I ever neglected my poor little blog!!! While I am listening to UK's game (because I can't get it on my TV), I am working in my scrapbook room today. I am purging and getting rid of a lot of stuff. I just have TOO much stuff. Plus, I am fitting in a little, just a little, crafting time as well.

I am going to try to be better at this blog thing. I have some new ideas and potential adventures I want to share!!!