It is 2 months short of a year since I stopped being a stampin' Up demonstrator……I really miss it, but I miss more are all my sister demos…it had seemed that most of my social life was with them either on line or in person…..So now the question is what to do with this blog?….Why do I keep it?.One of the reasons is …it's part of my resume … I can use it to show that I have online marketing and social media skills….another reason… it's really pretty and I guess I'm just not ready to let it go yet……
So what do I blog about now ? What does a stay at home mom, who is looking to return to the work force blog about?
My wishing to loose weight?…..no body really wants to read or really see that…yuck
My crazy life…. sort of a on line journal ?…….Not a Chance…Possible employers would think I was nuts!!! I'm not but those of you who know me and my sense of humor…know that if you don't me …don't always get myself deprecating or sarcastic humor….So since I'm trying to find a job this has to more about Professional Sherry ….
What about if I blog about the struggles of finding a job?…..not a real fun topic…..
So I'm thinking …..unless somebody gives me a better idea…I will focus on what makes me happy and maybe here and there I will throw in a little job hunting status update….
So what is making me happy today?
This is what I call Evan's Poppies….Last spring my son Evan and I planted a poppy plant and it only gave us about 5 blooms before the Georgia heat got to it …but we hoped that it had bloomed enough to leave seeds for this spring … well it did…we actually have 2 poppy plants this year,,, who knows maybe we will have 4 next year….anyway I took this photo …yes I really took it on my phone's camera …so I could text it to him for him to see…Evan won't be home from ASU until late May …isn't it gorgeous poppy? it also looks like I need to go pull a weed or two …can you see the little clover peeking through?
Well I guess I will leave you for today… I have to go hunt for some FREE photo software, the software on this laptop just isn't working for me …
thanks for reading
for those of you who are fallowing me trying to get to my son to Arizona so he can get to Arizona State University ….we made it with no problems
here are a few pictures of interesting items …to me anyway ….
Who knew Mobile AL., had such cool looking buildings ….. I wish I could have gotten a close up …it was great Architecture…
Here is the Mississippi River …..and that was one scary bridge…….not looking forward to crossing it going back to GA.
Here a picture from the 20 mile long bridge that was over a swamp …….not a place you want to break down ……
Ok now these creepy pics…… let me explain … on I-10 between Wilcox and Tucson AZ, there is this….. For 300 miles before there are billboards telling you to come see the "thing" …..it has be there since the 50's….. I was born and raised in AZ and my parents would never ever stop to see it …. well dag nab it …I was stopping and making my kids see the thing …and yes it was just an old mummy of and Asian immigrant from mining and railroad days in the early west ….
Not exactly a "thing" … but a fun stop … I now I can say … I saw the "
My kids have never scene a dust devil … so here are some pics that my 16 year old took ….they were amazed ….
Ok lots to do … get Evan an AZ driver license….get a few more thing for his dorm room ….
I will talk to you all when I get back
We did it ….jeep is packed, Son ready…away we go ……I'm so proud and excited for my son …..Since you all helped make it happen … I will share some pictures later on …..
… OK …. just to let you know …Everything has been mailed …..and as I look around I see a few things I could have sworn I sold ….and I checked the invoices many times to be sure …so Please let me know ….and I will send it in August when I return ….. My email has a vacation auto reply on it , but I will be able to check it and reply back once in AZ ….
when i return , I will be continuing with selling off my stash …..and since I have 4 days of driving ..each way … It gives me plenty of time to think about a better way to do this …..
I always like to have pictures in every blog post so I will leave you with this …..
This Large basket has every sample card or project i ever made, every swap card i received …If I posted on my blog it's in there ….basically my Stampin Up life in a basket …..and in August the content of this basket can be yours ……
Off I go …..to my adventure …
thank again my demo sisters
as of 2;30 PM EST Sunday July 1 …the blog has been updated …No new orders will Be accepted untill August 5th …..I will have new items …I keep finding more and more …
THANK YOU ….. THANK YOU …..I have raised enough money for gas … round trip …. and thats a lot for a 2004 jeep grand cherokee V-8 …..And … enough to not have to eat PB&J and water for 4 days straight while driving …
You are the BEST !!!!!!!!!
ALL Shipping is FLAT RATE ….unless specified …some things just don't fit in flat rate boxes…….
Based on the size box ….so fill those boxes to the max…..
envelope/small box – $5.35
Medium box $ 11.35
Large box $ 15.45
XL Dies will fit in a Flat Rate Medium Box
When you email with what you would like I will reply with what is still available ….AND Send you a PayPal invoice with the shipping….
Let me explain my process because it can get real confusing real fast trying to keep track of everything
1 Reply with what's available
2 fit your order in the smallest box possible
3 Send PayPal invoice with shipping
4 Place items on Hold on blog
5 when payment notification is received, I remove items from blog posting …and finish up you box for mailing
You have 48 hours to pay the invoice …..UNLESS you have made prior arrangements with me ….If payment is not received in 48 hours ..the item will be removed from hold status and made available to the next interested person ….
10 years of being a demo …and 2 years doing the craft fair circuit … I have more "stuff" … I really can't get to it ALL …
Last Note …..I found these stamps who some how wondered off from their set … If ones these is missing from the set I sent you please email me so I can get it to you ….. or if you know what set it came from please let me know so I can send it it's new home ASAP …..
Thank You all so very much for understanding, being patient and helping with the crisis in my life right now …..
So Are you ready …….Let's go
Ok I know i said I was done … but I did find 3 caes of the box tins ….I can't remember how much I paid for them …and not quite sure on shipping ..at least they are very light ….so if you are interested …email me
STAMP & WRITE Jounaler's
$ 1 each
Stampin Pastels Old Colors
$ 8.00 Each
Merry details $ 3.00
Little leaves SOLD
Clearlits Rectangle SOLD
Birds and bloom Set $ 5.00
Choc. Chip Satin
$ 5.00 both rolls
CRAFT $ 2.00 Each
CRAFT Refill $ 2.00 Each
Not quite navy
SU paper cutter ( not shown) $10.00 ….. All grid lines are viable
Baby paper cutter not shown ( won't cut 12 x 12) …$ 5.00
Circle Scissor PLUS And Glass matt … Barely used ( not shown) $ 20.00
Box of spots
Lightly used but old
Embosslits … $ 4.00 EACH
beuatyfil wing and scallop heart SOLD
Jumbo old olive ink cartridge
More the Merrier
Rose Red 1/2 inch
2 Small Boxes in Pink $ 6.00 EACH
2 medium boxes in Pink $ 8.00 Each
2 large boxes in SU colors $ 15.00 Each….. 1 box still in shipping box unopened
Circle scallop die $ 10.00
Bird with leaves $ 8.00
petal card die SOLD
Scallop circles # 2 die $ 10.00
Bear die $ 8.00
Beary ESSt. die $ 8.00
Two Tags Die SOLD
Lattice die .SOLD
Clear Flower die SOLD
Clear Circle die $ 10.00
Deco Accents # 2 $ 8.00
Big Island Floral die $ 10.00
scalloped Envelope die SOLD
3" circle die … SOLD
3 1/2" circle die SOLD
Top Note Die $ SOLD
Circle # 2 die SOLD
Beautiful Butterfly die $ 10.00
Flower Daisies dieSOLD
Matchbox die $ 20.00
texture plates $ 5.00
STAMPIN AROUND Whisper White with cartridge…
Have original packaging … it does NOT say if this is classic or craft
Bitty box and Envelope . die SOLD
Basket and Blooms die $ 18.00
perfect Settings die $ 20.00
Tasteful Trim Die $ 20.00 SOLD
Fancy Favor Box die SOLD
Flower Folds Die $ 20.00….. SOLD
Curly label movers and shapers dieSOLD
pennant Die $ SOLD
Fancy Favor In original wrapping SOLD
DEMO FUN PACK
Small Decor logo
QTY 7, 6 SOLD
$ 2.00 EACH
Hot Pink Satin Coach wrist purse
Olive green Suede Mini BoHo Bag
Stripe Satin coach clutch bag
new with tags … Never used
White all leather wrist clutch
Ok i think that's it …. remember Ink pads, markers, and refill are listed on a earlier post ….. I might if i have time and the energy …put together some DSP grab bag-ish items ….
All request are filled in the order that the email is received ….. NO blog comment request
Email request only Sherry@sherrystampinbella.com
thanks to all my sisters … you are truly the best …..
just a little note today…..I'm heading out to the post office today ….so your goodies will be on their way …
My next posting of new items for sale …will be Monday …..My hope is that it will be the final posting ….I was a demo for 10yrs…so it's only been the tip of the iceberg…..I'm not one of the neat and clean craft room kinda people …so I need to clean up, get organized ..and take more than 100 photos … I still have things like paper cutters, scoring tools, dies, tins, and demo supplies … not to mention momento mall items …..
also If you are a Coach Fan …I will be posting pictures of some handbags That I have never used ….
I will post to all the message groups when the posting is up….
Thank you all …so much …you have been a great help …Now when I drive my son to college in AZ …we can not eat something other than PB&J and stay in a motel at least one night ..instead sleeping in the car at a truck stop …..
I have to let you know , that today I might be a little slower on the email response time ….Today I will packing up all of your purchases and getting to the post office …
OK …. i have to admit …my phones camera is better than my regular camera that broke …maybe if I had realized that sooner ….well …anyway
today's items are a little mish mash -y…… I'm kind of going cabinet by cabinet…….or boxes that have really not unpacked since arrival
And I am an idiot….stopped by the post office to get the flat rate shipping stuff ….. and the rate went UP…….So from today on all new orders will reflect the New Price of $5.35…..so be sure to fill your box to the max …..lol
QTY 3 1 on hold 2 sold
$ 4.00 each
new , still in shrink wrap
2 Wheel handles
$ 2.00 each 1 SOLD
Patriotic Jumbo Wheel
Used 1 time
used 1 time
Adorning Accents Embossing Folders
New, Never opened
"D" Blocks …. Still in packaging
$ 4.00 each
3 ON HOLD
Flight of the Butterfly
UM $ 14.00
OK just for fun …. here is a peak of just one of my ribbon areas…….
Jumbo Wheel handle
Haunting hill wheel
Encore Metallic Ink ( retired from SU)
Gold $ 4.00
Never opened … Jumbo Ink Cartridge
bravo burgundy $ 5.00
Neutrals Buttons Mixed with Bitty Buttons
Left over from my Famous Bling Bar
Blast From the Past
Merci ….. make and take Kit
$ 2.00ON HOLD
make and Take kit from several years ago … Fall regional
Remember when SU would sell off the extra regional M&T kits
$ 2.00ON HOLD
As you can see …. I had a lot of great projects planned this spring …..but with no customers …why bother to even open my product ….
Ok I have had enough tears for today ……
I want to thank you all so much …..You have helped me raise almost 1/2 the money needed to get my son to college ….it will take $ 1,000 in gas alone , … round trip …. in my 2004 jeep grand Cherokee V-8 …can you say gas hog …..
I can't believe it ….. over 200 emails yesterday ……thanks again ….
Ok Today I have a Few stamp set ….I know they keep multiplying ….and punches …..
Elementary Elegance SAB
large Oval $ 7.00
round tab …$ 8.00 SOLD
large tag $.7.00
Full heart …$ 8.00
heart to heart …$ 8.00 SOLD
can't remember name, label $ 6.00 Sold
Butterfly Punch $ 8.00
5 petal $ 8.00
Small scallop 1-3/4 th …$8.00
1 inch …$ 4.00SOLD
corner rounder $ 3.00 SOLD
1/4 circle $ 3.00SOLD
3/4 circle $ 5.00
1/2 circle (?) $ 3.00
double tiny circle $ 5.00 SOLD
Slot punch….$ 5.00SOLD
Scallop Corner …$ 4.00
Scallop trim boarder … $ 7.00
Pinking hearts corner $….$ 4.00
Pinking hearts boarder …$ 7.00
Eyelet Boarder $ 7.00 SOLD
Scallop Boarder Edge $ 7.00 on hold
Just a bit of FYI ….. My camera broke …it has a lens error ….so the next will be from my phones camera … I think they might be better once I figure out how to move them from my phone to the laptop …lol….
WOW … Thank you all SO SO SO very much …. I have been working to get to all of your email for the last 5 hours…..Please note I will answer each email in order that it was received ….I just need to take a little break …..
Just Some FYI ….. If you see …." on Hold"….. that means I have sent a PayPal invoice and am waiting for payment ….after i receive the payment I will remove it from the list …..
Please bare with me ….I am so grateful to all of you …..
thanks again …..you all are the best
Ok just a few more sets today ……
Ink Pads ….. $3.00
Ink Pads ….. $3.00
Just a short list today…. I'm back to photo graphing today …accessories and tools …..
If you have any questions please feel free to email me …….
I want to thank everyone for their kind words…At least I know I'm not the first to have to make such a hard choice ………
Ok On to today's Listings
Messages for Mom
Ok here is my first list of what I Have for sale ……remember this is just the start ….if there a specific Item …just ask ….I just might have it ….
Demo Set 2
With All My heart
Well Loved …$ 7.00
Love What You Do
UM $ 5.00
A to Z
M …Light use $3.50
U M $ 6.00
Lightly Used $8.00
A Happy Heart
U M $ 8.00
ok .. That's all I can handle today …….please no nasty grams … family first … I'd like to get my son to college and be able to eat and have a house to live in …..Just email me with what you want and we will get done …..
Long time …..I know …..It has been a very difficult time for the Robinson Family…..with that…..came a lot of prayer and it is with a heavy heart … It is time to leave the sisterhood of Stampin Up…..
I have one last road block , I need to get my son to college …he has been accepted and has a good bit of finical aide…..but what he doesn't have and I don't have it either is the funding to get him to Arizona… (we live in GA) …..SO… I will be selling off all my Stampin Up Stash….All of it …..stamps … ink…dies..paper …punches ….I mean everything …..plus some polish pottery …….
I will be posting pictures soon …. but if you want a jump start …..you can email me with any requests and I will see if I have it and give you priority pricing. All post age will be flat rate…..and I have PayPal for easy payments ……
I'm Sorry to have to do this …but my family has to come before anything else and it is the only way , I can see at the moment …….
Since my crazy week seems un ending and today is a day off for my kids and Hubby…. I haven't had a chance to work on my Creative Journal … no fear …next week it will be back …..
But what i do have for you today is a stepped up version of yesterdays card …
I just added a greeting from Sincere Salutations and added some bling …..how easy is that for taking it to the next level …..
Have a great TGIF and I'll see you tomorrow …..
I told you another crazy week here at the Stampin Bella Household …..it has been all doctors and pharmacies… nothing serious ….just a royal pain in the you know where …..so Today ….I have a little game …Let's Play Where's My Highlander?…..
Remember I told you about my High School Senior having to dress up like a Highlander for the School pep rally …..and I was banned from going and watching the event? … well my secret agent(my 10th grade son) with the spy cam had a reaction to his medication and could not be at the pep rally… but did time his illness during the pep rally so I had to be at the school to pick him up …..So to honor my Senior Highlanders ban request…..I took these picture from the second floor of the school …where he wouldn't see me ….and I only have a little point and shoot camera …I so wish I had a real zoom lens …and I'm still waiting on pictures from the school with close ups ……. So which child is mine, in this crowd shot? ….. It took me several minutes …to find him to take the picture …..lol
maybe you can him in this picture?
or maybe this picture
or maybe this one
yep you found him ….. The electric blue pony tail and green sash and plastic swords….and I know you really can't see it … a skirt!!!!! well it's suppose to be a kilt but he used a girls school uniform skirt…..and his face was painted in school colors…..think brave heart goes to the electric blue pep rally and becomes the school mascot …..I am very proud of my highlander … it takes a lot for a high school kids these days to dress in drag…..and I am happy to report …The Senior class won the school spirit stick at the pep rally …..
Now for something completely different
Christmas eye candy !!!!!
This has to be one of the easiest Christmas cards I ever made …..I used the new Stocking punch in the Holiday Mini Catalog with red Glimmer paper to create the stocking ….ran some Whisper White in the Poinsettia Embossing folder through the big shot ….read red for the card Base and ribbon and done ….. super simple and you could knock out you entire Christmas card list in a very short amount of time …….
Tomorrow I will take this card up a notch ….so don't forget to come back and visit …..
And have you seen the deals for October … you could get a free big shot or stamps …or how about stamping your food …..see my side bars for all the details….
See you tomorrow ……