Tuesday, April 26, 2011

A trip down memory lane!

Hi everyone,
Sorry for the long absence again....  I've been busy with some stamping events (hello ladies!!), helping my Mum move house (which required us to get rid of some of our furniture in order to take hers into our house!), checking up on hubby struck down with a nasty dose of the flu (ahh don't you just love the start of winter?) and life in general!  I've spent a bit of time this Easter being a domestic goddess (or pretending to - one can dream!) and attempted to bake some hot cross buns with my daughter.  I also spent countless hours peeling chestnuts that my mother insisted on bringing home (I don't want to see another chestnut until next year thank you very much!).  If you've ever tried peeling chestnuts, you'll know that is a mission!

One stamping related thing I have been busy doing though, is going through my massive collection of stamps and culling out the retired ones.  OK, not all of the retired ones, as I've still kept some of my favourites (I confess, when it comes to crafting, I am a hoarder - but I can throw out shoes and clothes without blinking!).  But I think you will be shocked when you see how big my "retired stamps to sell" list is.  I know I was!

Some of you may recognise this card:

Believe it or not, it's the make n take from the launch night that Stampin' Up! held here in April 2007.  I remember being very excited about signing up to be a Demonstrator and thought the little card was so cute! I kept it for display, and I found it again when I was cleaning out a box of samples (can you tell, I've been trying to clean out a bunch of stuff!).  Even more amazing is, I've still got one of the stamp sets that was used to make this card, a set called Much Love and you can see it in the photo with the card.  If you like it, you may be able to buy this one if you're quick - it's now in my retired stamps clearance list!  Purchase this particular stamp set and I'll throw in the card and matching envelope, too!

Check out my retired stamps for sale here, and if you have questions, or would like to purchase any of the items in there, you can email me (click here) to contact me and reserve the sets you'd like.  Don't forget my special offer too - you'll have to read the retired list post to see what that is!

I'm off to start my swaps for Stampin' Up!'s annual Convention in about 2 weeks.  Last year I made 100 little boxes to swap with other Demonstrators.... yikes!!

Happy shopping!