Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Wednesday, October 31, 2007
WOW!! many gracious thanks to you and your friends, I appreciate the support as do many of my army buddies. As Marion has mentioned we take items of need to the Wounded Warrior Wing at the Balad Air Force Hospital and hand them out to Soldiers who have illness or have been wounded in action and receiving treatment most are non serious to serious but not enough to warrant medical evacuation to Germany or the states. Many of these Soldiers have injuries are caused by flying debris to vehicle accidents most are a result of Improvised Explosive Devices IED's. Others are burns, gunshots small arms and multiple trauma injuries caused by the vehicles rolling over to avoid or hit by IED's. These are the Soldiers who deserve the thanks. I work for a Logistical General Command that is responsible for all areas of supply for the entire theater of Iraq. This means our Soldiers in our Brigades send Soldiers on the road to protect the supply routes and clear the routes for the transportation of the supplies via Air and Convoy. The Command coordinates the movement of the supplies with transportation battalions and air wing groups. We control and monitor the amount of supplies to include bottled water, fuel, mail, vehicles...you name it we are able to order it and ship it to its final destination. Think of it as the worlds largest Wal Mart supplying all sustaining items to operate a large city (at war).
My piece of the puzzle involves the personnel aspect; my office manages all the personnel that it takes to run the operation and maintains the operating strength above 70%. We conduct a huge audit of Soldiers on the battlefield every day and package it and present it to the commanding
general in a formal briefing each day. We manage 20-26 thousand Soldiers in our office. It has its days but even the bad days are not the worst it could be, we always consider ourselves fortunate that we are not on the road daily dodging IED's or flying in Blackhawk helicopters that are being targeted for high value kills. My staff and I work in an office, it's sparse but adequate with little or no excitement unless we are under attack with mortars or VBIED vehicle borne IED's.
Please know that I will share in the kindness of hearts with all that I have contact with here at LSA Anaconda in Balad Iraq and also know that Soldiers do appreciate the thoughtfulness especially items like yours that are hand made.
I will take some pictures and send to you showing a little of what its like here with this I attached a few of myself with some of my fellow comrades in arms.
Peace and most of all love
Sergeant First Class US Army
And this is what's left over for my PMS nights beginning in January. Did I say card swaps? Yep, boxes of them just ready for making cards from. So, make sure to join me beginning in January for an evening of stamping relaxation, popcorn and music as we create cards for the troops in Iraq! Make sure to check out my calendar of events but i'll also be sending emails to keep you informed.
The cards just kept coming. Everyone was on a roll so by the end of the day I was able to package up over 200 cards! That was just from one afternoon of stamping. Only got a chance to take one picture of our day but many thanks also to Teresa Saunders, her mom and aunt for a fabulous addition to our cards.
Monday, October 29, 2007
Monday, October 1, 2007
The Holiday Glitz Card making kit includes precut textured card stock, Designer Series Paper, Zig Zag stitched grosgrain ribbon, rhinestone brads, and envelopes for 15 cards! (Full-color Instructions are included too!)
Purchase this kit one of two ways: The kit by itself for $28.95 -OR- buy one of the four holiday stamp sets listed below and purchase the kit for the special price of $24.95.
Qualifying stamp sets include:
|106786||The Snowflake Spot||$20.95|
|109266||Big on Christmas||$18.95|
|110359||Love & Joy*||$23.95|
Contact me for more information or to place an order or visit the Stampin' Up! website for more details.
Monday, September 24, 2007
But, there's more to the class than just the Planner! You will be receiving half of the Simply Scrappin' kit with more textured cardstock and die cuts so you'll be making 10 Holiday cards also. You'll be receiving the envelopes too so why not get your Holiday card list up-to-date so you can go home and start addressing.
Need more cards? Then make it a point to join me for my annual Christmas Card Extravaganza on Sunday, October 21st!
This is the first of my Holiday projects. Just in time to get you organized for this busy season. Create this planner and the following cards from just 1/2 of our Winter Bright Simply Scrappin' kit found on page 176 of the current Fall/Winter Collection 2007. Included in the organizer is an envelope for all your Holiday receipts, a wish list for everyone on your list, a memo pad and a mini calendar to keep track of all your Holiday events!
Friday, July 27, 2007
For those who believe that stamping is too complicated or that you don't have the time to hand stamp cards, the Punch a Bunch promotion proves you wrong! Not only are the 30 Love Notes free, but they're in our new textured card stock, and come in colors that are not available outside of this special offer.
Sunday, July 1, 2007
I could go on all day about what I LOVE about this new Fall/Winter Collection, but I'd like to get this announcement out to you all who have been waiting with bated breath to hear of the arrival of the new book.
Thursday, June 21, 2007
You'll see some items on the discontinued list that will still be available. In addition to discontinued items, many years we also have a number of items that are being offered in a different quantity or assortment in the upcoming catalog. This year, we're offering the following items differently in the Fall-Winter Collection 2007:
Select individual color packs of 12 x 12 card stock
Confetti White & Kraft Tiny Takeout boxes & tags
Select embossing powder colors
Select 1/4" grosgrain ribbon colors
Corner Rounder punch
These items appear on the retired list and will be retired in their current quantity or assortment, but you will be able to purchase these or similar items in a different configuration, quantity, or assortment in the Fall-Winter Collection 2007.
Click here to see the retiring accessories list.
Don't delay in stocking up on any of these retiring accessories that are a must for your collection! E-mail me or call at (925)783-8338 to place an order. I would like to get all orders in by Friday, June 29.
Saturday, June 16, 2007
Build a Flower (but looks like Pick a Petal... guess we'll see!)
Polka Dot background
Think Happy Thoughts
Certainly Celery Prints
River Rock double-stitched grosgrain
Soft Sky double-stitched grosgrain
Wild Wasabi double-stitched grosgrain
District Ribbon Originals
Fairytale Ribbon Originals
Jersey Ribbon Originals
Sherbet Ribbon Originals (also seen in preview brochure)
Theater Ribbon Originals
Chocolate Chip taffeta
Chocolate Chip wide grosgrain (looks like maybe 1" wide!)
Regal Rose narrow grosgrain (probably same as current grosgrain-- with a new name)
Scallop punch (circle, looks like about 2")
3/8" Corner Rounder punch (looks like current Small Corner Rounder... maybe we'll be getting another?)
Other cool stuff...
---On Board Clipboards!!! Yep....you're reading it right! Clipboards, not Chipboard.
The one featured is a landscape format with three clips across the top. Way cool!
---New product lines of coordinating sets, papers, and punches!
Boho West (featured-- Wanted set, Outlaw paper, Star punch)
---New Simply Scrappin' kits! Will include double-sided Designer Series Paper and Textured card stock in SU colors.
Winter Bright Simply Scrappin' Kit
---New Simply Sent card kits! Will include supplies for 10-20 cards, depending on accessories and card sizes. Some accessories will be exclusive to card kits!
---Pretties Kit! Kit of pretties! j/k.
fabric flowers (think white Primas-- can be dyed to match!)
Now are you excited for the new catalog??? I can't wait for it to get here!
Stamps: Baroque Motifs, Holidays &Wishes
Ink: River Rock, Purely Pomagranate, Timber Brown Stayzon
Paper: Whisper White, River Rock
NOTE: Flower is up on a dimensional and has a brad in the center.