It’s Been a Hard Day’s Night

It’s been a hard day’s night,
And I’ve been working like a dog,
It’s been a hard day’s night,
I should be sleeping like a log,
But when I get home to you,
I find the things that you do,
Will make me feel alright.

                     – The Beatles

After Friday/Saturday's 27 hour work day, these lyrics are pretty dead-on. 

Our survey team (the most wonderful ladies I'd ever want to spend the night with) had already pulled some crazy hours inspecting this nursing home. We had several concerns and, well, they just kept getting worse. Our protocols (and human compassion) dictate that we can't leave a facility when we're that worried about the resident' safety, so . . . we've kept the facility company for some long, hard days and nights. Not to be criptic or anything, but I can't give a lot of details for now. I'm home now, but just staying in my jammies, trying to rest up for what's bound to be another crazy week.

So, needless to say, I don't have any fun projects to post. In fact, for only the 2nd time in the history of my Hostess Clubs/Workshops, I had to reschedule a workshop. (Thank you ladies!!!).

I do have some pretty amazing gossip from the Stampin' Up! Leadership Convention. Now I'm singing another Beatles song: Twist and Shout! (As always, stamping gets me through.)

Of course, if you watch as many blogs as I do, you've already heard about these. If not, better sit down . . .

The new catalog (I should have in my hands this week) has:

  • lots and lots of new designer series paper including textured and glossy accents.
  • Clear Sizzix dies so we can see where we're cutting on photos, stamped images or patterned paper. What genius!
  • Texturz Embossing Folders. Oh, I'm going to faint! 
  • 5 little embosslets.
  • Oval Sizzix dies in three sizes and one with scallops – lots of layoring like Nestabilities!
  • 3D die cuts to make pop-up cards. 
  • stencil plates.
  • a circle cutter.
  • large heart and eyelet boarder punch.
  • canvas cuts and corduroy buttons.
  • beautiful new ribbon, including rickrack and spotted.
  • chipboard owl images.
  • jumbo brads.
  • crochet flower embellishments.
  • 8 individually sold stamp sets from $5.95 ot $7.95. 

And . . . on the horizon . . . drum roll . . . get the smelling salts . . . digital scrapbooking!

So, someone, right now, call Stampin' Up! and tell them . . .


Sweet Comments

  1. It’s nice to know that people do inspect and care about some of the awful conditions our elderly face! God bless! I also received a wonderful Thank You card from your hospice chapalin! Tell her that was very sweet and I needed it this week too! Let me know if you have another event like that!

  2. Glad you are here to help make things better for everyone!
    On another note I loved the video down memory lane. The Beatles were one of my MOST favorite groups growing up. Aw the good ole days…. Thanks for sharing. It was a real “blast from the past”
    Can’t wait to see the new catalog!

  3. Oh my goodness,the Beatle’s video cracked me up! Look how young they were (well, I guess we all were then huh)! And the screaming girls!!! LOL!!!

  4. Dedra Dufek says:

    Thanks for the insightful article. I look forward to reading more.

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