Attending Stampin’Up! convention is always a great time for me. I love to see people I haven’t seen in a while, and reconnect with ones (in person) that I generally speak to (or interact with in some way) during the year. I also love to see the new stamps and accessories. They lend themselves to a huge "blank slate" of Imagine what I can do with that! Actually, who am I kidding. It actually lends itself to Wow – I can’t wait to see what people come up with using that so I can copy them. But anyway – it is fresh. And fun. And I always leave wishing I could stamp more. And because stamping was a bit of a business for me, there’s always that possibility of putting the whole machine in gear and letting it work for me. I’ve managed to studiously avoid that for several years now – and it’s proving hard to get back into it. At convention 2007 I decided I was going to spend more time stamping. Just for fun. And when I got to convention 2008, I realized that stamping just hadn’t happened (other than 1 set of wedding invitations, 1 set of anniversary announcements, 1 set of baby announcements, and 2 sets of cards for gifts). It’s not okay for a stamper to be able to make a list like that. a) there’s very little creativity in that (lots of repetitive stamping) and b) when you can remember everything you’ve stamped, you haven’t stamped enough. Not to mention the square footage in our house dedicated to stamping is completely being wasted under a pile of boxes.
With my new blog thing, Amy decided I could have a stamping page. So simple. It’s a no-brainer. You blog. You stamp. You put the two together. So here I am, letting you know, that in the very near future,
I will, I might, I would like to, I have decided to, I think I’ll add a page to the blog dedicated to the enjoyment of stamping – mine and yours. This will require an overhaul of some space. But I’ll start small. And my commitment is to fly-lady my stamp room. Whatever it takes.
In the mean time, my farmchik life continues. This week is corn week. You’ll LOVE that post. Thursday has been slated "corn day" for our family. Last year I missed corn day because of stamp convention. This year they kindly waited for my return by NOT picking the corn from the field. Prince Farming’s dad said we could have the garden corn – it was planted later than the field, so it will be ready later. Drat.