Independent Stampin'Up! Demonstrator!

Hey friends!
I've been a demonstrator with Stampin'Up! since 2011. I'm located in Bozeman, Montana, but have customers all over the country. I have a very fun and active downline called "Big Sky Stampers" and we get together in person and online to share what we love. My blog posts feature what I'm up to recently and I try to share new product information, tips and tricks and creative inspiration. You can shop from this site or find out more information about our products and becoming a demonstrator! Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Life is Messy....

Hi friends,
I'm interrupting my Christmas card posts with a real life one... This past weekend, my husband was gone for 5 days of hunting and to be honest, I was really looking forward to having the house to myself, dragging out my sewing machine to do some long neglected quilting, getting ready for my upcoming card buffets (Thursday and Friday this week!), eating whatever I wanted and catching up on sleep... oh and watching the entire season of "The Crown" on Netflix.  My day unfolded as planned at first and then life intervened. My dad became ill and after one thing leading to another, he was hospitalized, again, and I'm spending my time tending my dad and running home here and there to tend to my dog.  I was faced with "what I have to do" interrupting and crashing down on "what I want to do". Ever been there?  It happens alot to me and although I wish I could say that I handle it with grace and patience, I do get resentful that my plans just blew up. After a couple minute pity party, I kicked into caretaker mode again and that continues today. My dad's situation is a little complicated at this point so it will be a few days before it gets sorted out. Meanwhile, the sewing machine got stashed, I only made it through 6 episodes of The Crown and I am still working on my buffet.  My husband is back home so I have help with the dog and my dad if need be.

If that isn't enough stress, today is election day (not going there on my blog) and tomorrow I turn 60 years old!  What a perfect storm of life getting messy ;)  Speaking of which, here's my card:



I bought this cute cat themed set because of this stamp.... It resonated with me on so many levels... life isn't black and white, not good and bad. It is complicated and messy and often wonderful too. I'm also a knitter that has unknotted many snarls of yarn so this also spoke to me ... haha!

I hope you are finding some "me" time and creative time in the midst of your messy life as I have learned we all have messy lives... different details, but all messy at times.

Contact me if you want more details about my buffet! I would love to see you!
Happy Stampin'!
Sarah

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