Yesterday I was able to attend Sue's (Inky Images) monthly stamp camp where she provides all the materials (even adhesive!) to make 2 projects. Yesterday I went with Macarena and Sue had us make two adorable cards using SU! Tart-n-Tangy. I decided to go with her idea for end- of-the-year gifts for the teachers. Talk about being under pressure...the kindergarten ice cream social is Monday, and I need to bring ice cream, so I want to have all the teacher, teacher assistant, and speech therapist and occupational therapists gifts made (11 gifts total; and my favorite secretary is leaving too, so I want to include her as well). I always think I am going to get these done in advance, but I end up completing the night before.
All of these ladies are wonderful and I really can't thank them enough. Anyway, I don't even have DH's gift for Father's Day! And my tap dance rehersal is tomorrow and the recital is Sunday. ACK! I always get nervous...and I need to practice our routine. Fortunately the greeting cards are selling a little slow this month, right? I've checked Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and still 12 cards in Leesburg, 31 cards in McLean.
Well, when I returned from Sue's house, Erin (Greenberry's district manager) left a message for me to call. I called her back (she was @ Leesburg store today) and she said she needed birthday cards; a regular customer, John, who occasionally buys my cards but also enjoys just looking at them, was in today looking for a birthday card. I said, “there are two there; both feminine. Does he want a masculine card?” She said,” There are only four cards here; all Father’s Day.” ACK !ACK! ACK! So guess what I did last night...
I started with my Basic Grey "Oh, Baby Boy" dps. One of the girls who works at Greenberry's, Ashley, asked me to make a non-traditional card for her to give her dad for father's day. Ashley is very sweet, but NOT a girly-girl. She told me her dad is a rocket scientist. She wanted it to say "thinking of you" and nothing mushy. In the past the cards Ashley has purchased were all using BG papers, so I thought I'd start here. Once the card was designed and made ("Thinking of you" is a TLC rub-on) I went ahead and made the "happy birthday" with an SU! stem saying stamp.
I dropped these off at Greenberry's this morning, along with more of Tracy's graduation cards (http://smallsmackerels.blogspot.com/2008/06/graduation-cards.html) and father's day cards that Tracy and I both have made. When I got there at 7:45am, there were only 2 of my father's day cards left. Wendy said some lady (not a regular customer) came in and just bought up a whole bunch of cards yesterday :)
So now I am going to make a few more birthday cards (I think I'll use a SU! Simply Sent kit) to make some more feminine birthday cards to take to the Leesburg store. Then they should be set so I can panic over my recital, DH's gift, and the teacher gifts!
Next week, when the dust from this weekend settles, I hope to send out the blog candy from my blogoversary, write out my thank you cards from the girls' birthday, and hopefully make more cards so I don't get behind the eight ball again :)