I know that not many people use pleo anymore, and many of you who do are too far away, but I figured I'd share this here in case you didn't see it on Facebook :-)
Come and join me to make fun, new cards and scrapbooking elements using the Sizzix Big Shot machine from Stampin' Up! This class is free, but I need you to RSVP no later than 10/18/12 to make sure I have the supplies ready for all of you!
You are welcome to use your own Sizzix dies, framelits, embosslits, or folders on my Big Shot (as long as they take the Standard Cutting Pad) - so if you were interested in owning some of the dies, etc. but didn't want to make the investment of $99.95 for the Big Shot just yet, you can use your dies at my house.
Please email me to let me know
1) if you CAN make it on October 22nd (please rsvp by Oct. 18th)
2) if you WANT to come on the 22nd, but cant make it that night (Ill do this again as soon as I can - this is a FUN toy!) :-)
3) if you'd like to sign up as a Stampin' Up! demonstrator and get instant discounts on everything you buy!
4) if you'd like to be a host and earn free merchandise when your sales reach $150
For those of you who are not local, you can order items to be delivered to your home by placing an order on my website 24 hours a day at www.lorreneromanic.stampinup.net - I still don't remember how to link it, so if anyone out there can tell me how to do that, I'd appreciate it!
I was a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator several years ago. Mostly just for fun. My hubby asked me not to make money at it, because we would have to deal with paying taxes on it... so I just used my commission to buy stuff I liked :) But I had 2 little boys with many years of homeschooling ahead...and it became a little bit too much to handle (no longer "fun"), so I decided to stop. I always had the idea in the back of my mind that maybe one day I would be able to do it again.
Well, in an effort to make a little money to help my wonderful husband pay for our amazing son go to school this fall, I've decided to try it again. So, if you are "local" or "semi-local" and are interested in being a host for a stamping workshop (everyone makes a free make & take item), or would like to place an order, or know someone else who would be interested, please, please let me know! I would truly appreciate all the support I can get :) You don't have to be local to place an order, but I need to figure out how to take orders to be mailed somewhere else, so ask & I'll find out :)
I just ordered my supplies today, so I won't be able to have any workshops just yet, but I'm starting a calendar.
Thanks for reading :)
A month ago, we were just coming home from the hospital after Hunter's knee surgery. Now he's up & about without the brace, walking mostly on his own (using crutches as a safety precaution). I praise God that He makes our bodies with such awesome recovery capabilities! And Hunter is excited that he'll have an "awesome scar" on his knee. Silly boy.
Another amazing thing: We have completed 13 years of homeschooling. Hunter will walk across the stage on Saturday to accept his diploma. and in 2 months he'll be moving into his apartment with a few other guys he's never met. I'm not sure I'm ready for this! One positive thing about his injury: I got to take care of my boy for just a little while before he's on his own. But it's so nice to see him back on his own two feet. Literally.
Thanks again to all of you! Hunter's surgery went well. After an overnight stay at the hospital, he's resting at home now. Yay! He's still in pain, but we'll try to keep on top of that with Percocet. Please pray for a quick & complete recovery!
Hunter is to have surgery one day this week (to be determined), and he will be out of commission for about a month. On Friday evening, during a volleyball game, he dislocated his patella (knee cap) . Thankfully, it's not a dislocated knee... which is much more serious & much more painful.
After debating yesterday morning if we should take him to the ER, I was convinced by Hunter and hubby that it wasn't that bad (I had to agree - the swelling wasn't much worse than Fri. night... but I still wondered...) So I went on to the CHAP homeschool convention & tried not to worry about him too much. When I got home, the swelling was worse, and so I called my dear friend Nurse Carol
to ask for advice. She suggested we take him to have it checked out.
Glad we did. It turns out that he has a chip-fracture on the edge of the patella, and the ligament that holds the patella in place has been disconnected. The Orthopedic Surgeon said that we could forego surgery, and it would heal as-is, but he would continue to have his knee cap slide out of place time & time again for the rest of his life. So, we decided surgery to have the ligament re-attached is what's best in the long run.
He has to go-under for this procedure, and will be in the hospital for at least 1 night. Our prayer is that there will be no complications, and that he will have a quick & complete recovery. We hope he'll be able to walk across the stage on June 16 for his homeschool graduation ceremony. On the bright side, it'll be easier to get his schooling done since he won't be out & about doing other stuff ;)
Thanks to all of you in advance for your prayers.
Surgery is scheduled for today, Tuesday May 15th. We're to have Hunter to the hospital by 1:15pm - they keep saying it's outpatient surgery, but the dr. said he was sure H. will need to stay at least overnight because of the pain involved in this surgery. Thanks for all the prayers. We truly appreciate each and every one!