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frustrating day August 15, 2012

Filed under: Uncategorized — mjalbright @ 3:32 pm

To try and get back into the swing of things, I made the decision to venture into the my dusty stamping room.  OH MY!!!  My goal today was to sort out all the retired items.  I quickly began to panic.  Panic in a way that could only be resolved with the idea that I’d have to purchase more, uh-hummm, current stamping goodies.

How could 90% of my stamping necessities be retired?  I only took 1 year off!   This cabinet holds all of my Stampin’ Up! stamps.  The stamps on the counter are the only ones that aren’t retired (wiping tears).

Now I have current and retired items mingling in the same area.  This is going to take a while to get situated.

I’ve come to the conclusion that I have to use up all this retired paper and accessories ASAP.  With that warning, you will probably be seeing posts using “old supplies”.  I’ll be making baby name tags to identify isolettes/cribs for the NICU I work at.


Thanks for stopping by.  Enjoy your day!


14 Responses to “frustrating day”

  1. I don’t care if things are retired or not…I just love the creating!!! Welcome back!

  2. CIndy Major Says:

    Current or retired, old or new, everything you touch turns into gold, so I’m just really excited to read you have gone back to your studio and are planning to share some new stuff. Can’t wait to see it!!!!!

  3. Marietta Says:

    Yay, you’re back. I’m looking forward to some great work that I can copy. LOL Love your stuff. I was on vacation for 3 weeks and haven’t touched my stamps in 2 months. I have got to buy more stuff. I know. It never ends. We always need something.

    • Roberta Says:

      Hi Welcome
      I understand that you have retired stamp kits. Important that popular stamp kits then save them. Other not popular retired sell. I do it because too many stamp kits and no room. Smile. I want to share with you. Your designer stamp are so beautiful

    • sharon Says:

      Great to have you back….you have been missed.

  4. Don’t you worry about that. I’d love to see your cards.
    I love my retired items and keep them out for inspiration. My mojo has been on a very long vacation and I haven’t stamped much in about a year. Stampin’Up! will drop me at the end of September and I can’t afford to spend the amount needed to stay active. I keep thinking my mojo will come back, but I don’t know.
    I’ve been in a sewing mood for the last year and have enjoyed doing that at the expense of the SU! business though.

    You have a ton more stamping goodies than I do so enjoy them.

    Take care and it’s nice to see you back.


  5. Lynda Says:

    Welcome back! I am looking forward to once again being awed by your creativity.

  6. Kathy Says:

    I wish there was a way to click “LIKE” on other people’s comments!
    We LOVE your projects…with retired or current products. It seriously makes not difference to us! 🙂

  7. Tina Hammer Says:

    Welcome back to your stamp room, Mary Jo! Wow- it must have been hard to walk away after so many awards and such- good for you for doing what you needed to do!

    I have been a demo for 11.5 years and do it only as my personal hobby now, though I am still good friends with a number of demos, and still have a small downline. I have thought of resigning several times, because of the expense of keeping it all “for myself”, but I don’t because I love being part of the SU! family, part of the community of stampers around here (central NC), and I need something to keep me creating. I will always love paper crafting, and getting a new box every couple of months helps me to get cards and projects made, because I’m excited about the new goodies I get.

    I hope that, even if you don’t post very much, you will get back into your stampin’ room frequently, and share what you made as gifts to other people. As I’m sure you recall, they will love it and you will feel so good about it!

    All my best,

  8. Donna Gardner Says:

    Wow, Mary-Jo, I have been reading all the wonderful emails you have gotten since you put out your two emails. Oh my gosh, it must have made you feel so missed and welcomed back after reading all the wondering things everyone has to say about you. I certainly enjoyed your work and often wondered how you created so many things. Take your time coming back and just enjoy! I will be excited to see what you have created. You mentioned doing some name tags for the baby unit where you work. I would love to see those. Take care – a friend from Braeside, Ontario.

  9. Jean Fitch Says:

    Ah…ha…the delayed shock reaction many of us went through in May/June. Always good to ease into that kind of thing. Much easier on the heart.
    You know we’ll love seeing whatever you decide to share. You’ve been missed. 😀

  10. Sheri C Says:

    Oh my Mary Jo, it is so wonderful to have you back! Your wonderful ideas and just your chatter in general have been missed. It really doesn’t matter what color the paper is, I just like the ideas! I do have a question for you though, if you are going to sell some of your retired stamps I am in desperate need of the chocolate Easter bunny! My Mom was asked to make several small cards for a daycare last year using that stamp and she did a portion of them and some how miss placed the stamp! She ended up using another stamp for the remainder but she would still love to have the bunny again.

  11. Carla Brooks Says:

    Welcome back Mary Jo. Good luck, you were truly missed.

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