Tuesday, July 24, 2007

This is Why I haven't been Around

My hubby and I decided we wanted to put a nice patio in our backyard. We downsized our house 7 years ago and just haven't did anything with the backyard. We have a very small backyard. We went from 2 1/2 acres to this. Here is the before picture:

After many weeks of hard work and a ton on money this is what we have. I do have to say I appreciated my son so much. He really helped his Dad out as well as my nephew and his kids. The after picture:

I have been stamping during this also. I didn't stop my classes. I even had a FUNshop and will have my Open House this Thursday. I will upload samples to share soon.

I hope you enjoy looking at my patio as much as I love sitting on it.

Monday, July 9, 2007

Another Great Day

It seems like I got some things accomplished today. We are putting in a new patio in our backyard and I went and ordered the Paver Stones for it. My hubby and son are going to do it. I can't wait for it to be done. I think it will be a couple of weeks before it is done. I hope to have pictures then.
On my stamping note, I did do the Color Challenge on Paper Wings. It is a message board site for TAC angels only. You can click on the link on my side bar if you are a TAC angel and would like to go somewhere for angels only.
Here is the scan of my card I did. I liked the colors after I finished the card.
I used the new TAC stamp sets More Abundance and Blooming Builders. I am going to challenge myself to do another card tomorrow. I haven't decided what the theme or scheme will be...whatever enlightens me at the tie I start stamping.
Have a great day or night...depending when you read this.

Sunday, July 8, 2007

It's Time

Our New 2007 Fall/Winter Idea Book and Catalogue
It's time to start posting more samples of what I have been creating. Seminar is over and it is time to get back to the grindstone. I have been really pumped thinking of ways to grow my business. I have such a hard time recruiting which is what I want to do. I would love to make Executive by next Seminar.
Now for adding some samples. I just finished my class projects for this week's class. Nothing like waiting till the last minute. The class is called "Cardtainers". We are doing a cardholder and four matching cards with envelopes. I used our new TAC papers called Winchester (V835). The colors are so rich in this collection. I really enjoyed using it. I used two stamp sets. One is More Abundance (T2775) and the other is Salsa Flowers (T2672).

Our July Stamp of the Month
With a $30 order this stamp set can be yours for only $6.95. The name of the stampset is Stand Tall and the item number is TAC2645.
If you would like to place and order with me you may go to my website which is listed on the sidebar and order directly or email me at ritaholmes@fuse.net. I will be more than happy to help you.

Thanks for taking the time to check out my blog. I hope to post again real soon.

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Back from Seminar

I can't believe it has been a month since I posted. Where does the time go? I had been so busy getting ready for Seminar that I just left everthing else go.
I am hoping to get on the right track now. Seminar always gets me so pumped up. I am ready to re-build my business and get on with all the fun projects.
It was so nice to see all of my angel friends and family. After Seminar I went to visit with my angel friend Avis Anderson. We have such a good time at her house sharing ideas. The time there went way too fast.
I will be uploading some samples of my trades and things very soon to share.