Friday, November 23, 2007

Peer pressure of the best kind

Okay, okay, I give in! Seems that all of the cool kids have blogs nowadays. So in an effort to become one myself, I'll join you all. Like many other stampers, I was completely knocked off my feet by this hobby. "Come over to my house and make some pretty coasters," said a friend. So I did. Very innocently, I might add. I made the pretty coasters, and loved them. So when asked the next month if I wanted to come over and make Christmas cards, I said yes, still innocent. That was the night - the night that the Stampin' Up! catalog went home with me. Uh oh. No more innocence.

I spent days with my nose in that catalog. List after list, scribbles everywhere, until I had a list that was ONLY $900 long. Eeek. Trouble. So I placed an order for about $150 worth of stuff. Had my own private party, I did. That happened to be during Sell-a-Bration, so I got an extra three free stamp sets. Whee! Now I was getting seriously hooked. So I asked my friend, who had now become my dealer, I mean demonstrator, to let me have a workshop real quick before Sell-a-Bration was over. It was a small party, but enough to get me another few free sets. Wow, it's really easy to get addicted to free stuff!

I very innocently put my new stamping supplies on the ONE shelf behind the closed doors of an old computer desk we have.

And then when I tried to order even more stuff, my dealer, I mean demonstrator, the lovely Milette, kindly counseled me to become a demonstrator myself. So I did.

Little did I know what that little stash of goodies would become...

This picture was taken during our kitchen remodeling this summer, so hopefully it's not a true depiction of my messy nature. But it's not that far off, either.

I'm in the midst of reorganizing my stamping supplies since the remodeling was completed, all of the kitchen stuff moved out of the craft room. We also sold the pool table that was acting as my craft table, and I've been left to see just how much stuff can fit on and under a pool table! I'm having to get very creative to fit it all back in the room. I'll share some more pictures of the craft room soon. It's starting to come together nicely. My dear hubby just returned from some Black Friday high-tech shopping with the parts to build me a new computer for the craft room. No more running up the stairs to print pictures from splitcoast and back down to the craft room to create. That will be a nice change.

Back soon to share some stamping pictures!


Shannan said...

heheeee my story is similar. Your wish list was only $900?? Mine was $1200. hahahaaaa

Speedystamper said...

Congratulations on your new blog! I like the banner and the chaos . . . no, the CREATIVITY!!! Have a great day and welcome to the wonderful world of blogging!

canadian_stamper said...

Congratulations on your blog. I enjoyed reading your "story" I am not a "demo" but I love to have parties and get the free stuff. I have a group of 5 ladies that are always up for a monthly "fix" I guess I am an enabler.

Becky Carafa said...

Welcome to blogland, Chris! Can't wait to see your craft room pictures and more of your creations!

Tammy said...

I'm very jealous! Can your hubby build me a stamping room computer? I too run up and down the stairs! :) Congrats on joining the blog world! I will try to stay tuned!