|High temperature for us today|
|Ice covering the tree and bushes|
|Check out the ice on the pickup antennae!|
January No/Low Spend and Decluttering Challenge:
Now, on to the January No/Low Spend and Decluttering Challenge...I flunked:( I still have a week to do some more decluttering and I will work on it and plan to continue decluttering through February! By the way, does decluttering my email count? I have been going through and unsubscribing to emails that I'm really not interested in anymore! I have unsubscribed to at least 20 so far--whoo hoo!!!
Where I really flunked was the spending! Last week I spent...
- $10 for 1" Hexie kit and a special ruler that adds 1/4" seam allowance
- $10 donation to Neighborhood Center as part of the January Challenge at My 1/2 Dozen Daily.
- $15.75 to Avon lady for Magix Face Perfector (love this stuff! I am using Maybelline BB Creme currently and don't like it near as well as the Magix); it was buy one get one for 1/2 off:)
- $37.00 to purchase stamping items from a demonstrator who is quitting her business--I think I paid too much because shipping was a killer but it helped her liquidate a little of her inventory.
This week I was hoping to keep my stamping order at $30 but ended up spending twice that! I am a Stampin' Up! demonstrator so what I spend is a business expense (that's my justification--is it working?). To make the projects I picked for next month (St. Patrick's Day and Easter), I needed more supplies than normal. I will also be trying to save next month as well so hopefully I will actually be able to save something.
Happy Stampers Project:
|Flash Card inspired by Connie Stewart|
The card above was my favorite project from last Wednesday night's Happy Stamper's Club. I added the flower and Love ticket afterward. I am a huge fan of Connie Stewart's Flash Cards and this one has so many fun elements on it!
For this project I used the following Stampin' Up! products:
- Very Vanilla and Pink Pirouette card stock
- You are Loved stamp set
- Crumb Cake and Pretty in Pink Classic Stampin' Pads
- Big Shot with Delicate Designs Folder and Hearts Collection Framelits
- 5/8" Victoria Crochet Trim; Crumb Cake 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon; Flower and Love Ticket from Artisan Embellishment Kit (Spring Catalog)
What is the weather like where you live?