Florida was WONDERFUL! The sunshine and warmth rejuvenated our bodies. To be in 70-80 degree weather is pure novelty - LOL! We had so much fun riding the rollercoasters, collecting signatures from the characters (Katrina in particular loved this part) and watching the fireworks parades and shows.
We also enjoyed the wildlife at Sea World. Feeding the dolphins was a highlight for us! The sounds that they make when they know the fish are coming and the "smiles" that they give when popping their heads up for those tastey morsels - well it was awesome.
I just have to share one picture of the girls with Cinderella - it was amazing to see that Maddi is now just as tall as all the princesses - where does time go? The last time we were at Disney she was Katrina's age and size! My little "princesses" are growing up (that is what all the Disney characters would call the girls - LOL!)
I wanted to share two new kits with you that went up over the last couple of weeks. Items I haven't had a chance to talk about. The first is a wonderful kit, Christmas Bracelet, that Debbie Olson put together with the Antique Silver bracelets. Once again Debbie has done an amazing job of selecting items for this kit. These will be ideal to wear during the upcoming holiday season!
Then I finally received the last of the product in that was needed for the Sweet Treats Cornet. This particular Cornet really appeals to me because of the vibrant colors. I can totally see putting little treats in these, hanging them on the doorknobs of friends homes, ringing the doorbell and running. You could also hang them from the backs of guests chairs, on your tree or package them up with goodies to give to a friend.
It may be hard to see in the photo, but the red paper has snowflakes on it. Below is a picture of the first step of the project so that you can see what the paper above actually looks like Ü
This photo also shows why I recommend the plastic as a template. It is so easy to position your template when you can see through to the pattern below.
I am still awaiting the arrival of a few more goodies for the one last cornet. Hopefully it will be soon being that the holiday season is rapidly approaching. I also have a few more surprises that I'm working on this weekend - I hope to get them done pronto being that I think that they will add a fun twist to your Christmas decorating and gift-giving this season.
Lockhart Stamp Company - we have some oh SO awesome new images coming very soon!!! I have yet to determine the countdown for these items being that I am trying so hard to get a handle on the availability of all the items. I will announce it shortly Ü
Copic - more glitter pens are finally on their way and are scheduled to be delivered on November 19th!!! UPS typically delivers late in the afternoon and so we will do our best to get those orders out to you pronto. We actually have the boxes ready to go and are just waiting for those pens to slip in, seal up and ship. We are so anxious to get these to you as soon as possible.
Copic SU Color Coordinated Sketch Markers - I would like to update you on the whereabouts of these. I have crossed my fingers and toes, and legs and ... well you get the picture - LOL!... that these will arrive the first part of December. I know that many of you have them on your Christmas wish list and so I am hoping that we get them SOON!
Spellbinders - yes, we are awaiting our shipment just like everyone else. I have been pestering them for weeks now - LOL! They know that when we call we NEED an update. Well here is the update - they are to ship out our order on Monday or Tuesday of next week. With Thanksgiving in there I am guessing that they will not arrive until the following Monday - November 26th. I wish so badly that there were a way to pick up the pace. I sincerely apologize for this delay and wish that there were some way for me to snap my fingers and have the product appear, but unfortunately it doesn't work like that. I will keep you informed as to whether or not the shipment actually goes out and for those of you who have had the faith to preorder from us I can assure you that we have those boxes ready and are anxiously awaiting this shipment as well. Promptness and accuracy are so important to us and so it is incredibly difficult for us to sit here and wait - LOL!
The last little tidbit I am going to slip into your ears is that we have a ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY coming up Ü Ü Ü. I can't believe how quickly this year has zoomed by. With that anniversary will come a sale of course - LOL! I know you have all been anxiously awaiting word on this. I am still trying to nail down the dates. I don't want to have any preorders on our calendar being that it is such a nightmare to fulfill those orders when this happens and so I am trying to get everything lined up before announcing the dates. I was hoping to be ready for Black Friday or Cyber Monday, but alas the products just aren't here and I know how important it is to have as much as possible available to you for that sale. So please cross your fingers for us that we can get everything organized in the next week or so and announce those dates to you!
It's good to be back - even though it is pouring outside. I'm off to photograph the new dew drops and other fun new things that have arrived. You are going to LOVE the new colors!!! So check out the "New" section of our store when you have a minute and watch for changes over the next few days. I will be updating it frequently Ü