Friday, January 9, 2009

An Open Letter...

To the employers, the husbands the children and the pets of America.

I apologize.

To the employers:

I'm sorry that roughly 21000 of your workers were on my blog instead of working on their real jobs. I'm sorry they used your bandwidth sharing my pictures with their stamping friends. I'm sorry they giggled uncontrollably and began saying things like winkos and unintelligible anti-spam words which only those of us in the know find amusing. I'm sorry that some of them screamed out "SHUT UUUUUUUUUUUP!" at regular intervals for three days. Please do not fire them. They need their jobs now more than ever, as there is roughly $3500 in stamps and accessories they NEED on January 19th.

To the husbands:

I'm sorry that the few clothes that are not dirty have not been folded or put away. I'm sorry you have eaten mustard and crackers for three days. Wait - no way did you find the mustard yourselves. What am I saying? I'm sorry you had to order pizza and feed the other living beings who were not surviving on Dove chocolate, wine, coffee or tic tacs in their stamp rooms. I'm sorry that you will really be needing to pick up some extra shifts to pay for all this stuff.

To the children:

I'm sorry you are dirty and your binky is under the couch. Your mommy is busy. It's really time you were potty trained anyway - all the other kids are going to laugh at you.

Life should resume for oh, exactly ten days. But after this, I bear no responsibility for their distractions.

I can say this for them - they are passionate and hilarious people. Their time has been well spent!!

A few more pics tonight. When I get home, I'll try to fill in some blanks for you. But these should really be pretty exciting peeks.

Here are the Decor Elements they gave us! The words and on the back - the big flowers - EEEKK!!!

HERE ARE THE TEENY BRIDE AND GROOM DIE CUTS THAT ARE PART OF THE FREAKING UNBELIEVABLE THREE TIER CAKE POP UP SIZZIX DIE OMG.

HERE IS THE POPUP CAKE OMG


HERE IS THE CAKE AGAIN OMG

HERE IS THE OTHER POPUP BEACHBALL DIE OMG
HERE IS THE MANHATTAN FLOWER EMBOSSING FOLDER OMG I MUST HAVE THIS OMG
HERE IT IS ON A CARD OMG
HERE'S WHAT THE EMBOSSING FOLDER LOOKS LIKE OMG
HERE IS THE ARGYLE TEXTURE MADE WITH THE AMAZING TEXTURZ PLATES WHICH ARE SO FREAKING ECONOMICAL - YOU GET SIX OF THEM FOR $9.95!! OMG. ON THE LEFT, DEEPER EMBOSSING WITH A SPECIAL PAD, ON THE RIGHT, THE REGULAR WAY OMG.
HERE'S WHAT THE TEXTURZ PLATE LOOKS LIKE OMG
HERE ARE SOME OTHERS OMG DID I SAY 6 FOR $9.95
HERE ARE THE FABBY EMBOSSLITS - CUT & EMBOSS ONE STEP OMG
HOLY COW - CLEAR ROLODEX DIE YOU CAN SEE WHERE YOU'RE CUTTING OMG
Now I was so peeing in my pants over the curly label die that I didn't take a picture but it's the coolest one of all.

Look at the rolodex one and image a large open space in a die - it's a full card size. Then imagine the curly label shape in a small die - actual size of the label. The big open die that cuts the card is magnetic, so wherever you want the curly label shape cut on your card, you just move it around inside the big die, put your paper on, run it through, and the opening is wherever you want in a totally custom card!!!

I hope no one is sitting near us at the restaurant tonight because there is going to be some squealing!!

Either later tonight or tomorrow, I'm going to announce my plan for giving away the paper sampler and some other goodies, so stay tuned!! There will be opportunities for my downline, customers, and other demonstrators!! hee hee - this is fun!!!

Oh - they let us buy the left over Make & Take kits today (during which I almost got trampled to death, seriously) and everyone who bought one got to take home THE INK PADS AND MARKERS WE USED IN THE MAKE & TAKES!! So I have 6 slightly used ink pads to come home with and one is Pacific Point Blue! Yay!!!

What a great company Stampin' Up! is. I wish you could all be here and experience what a warm, classy and fun environment they create. I'll share more later - but they wow me.

Winkos to all of you!! Kydia loves you!!









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35 comments:

  1. OH wow!! I hope the drool doesn't ruin my keyboard! Thank you so, so much for your fab updates. My hubby will for sure be reading your letter, as I just sent the poor man off to Chicken Express to get dinner.

    Oh...a good word... "draties".

    Oh draties...I spent all my money on gifts for Christmas and I don't have any for stamps!!

    Ok, I'm actually going to use much stronger language than "draties" but it's all I got!

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  2. OMG! I'm doing jazz hands as I fall off my chair!

    Thank you so much for the most hi-larious posts--I pictured the bathroom sign in the car today & laughed out loud--but don't worry, but kids already think I'm crazy.

    So glad I found your blog :)

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  3. OMG.

    Can I please have some of that paper? I'll love you 4ever.

    Oh wait. I already. Do.

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  4. I think I love you! This has been the closest I expect to get to Leadership any time soon. What a wonderful job you have done of sharing - Thank you = and I am printing the letter to my husband and children. Time for them to step up and support my habit, I mean hobby.

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  5. Ohh MMyyy Ggggoooddd!

    I'm sorry to my dirty child whose binky is under the couch- you should really be potty trained anyway!?!?! I just peed my own damn pants!

    The letter to our loved ones is ridiculaharious! Lucky for me, I'm on winter break, so my employer is none the wiser that I've been sitting on the computer for 3 days while my family suffers!

    Thank you for everything!

    JAZZ HANDS!!!!!!!!!!

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  6. I'm sorry, I don't "get" the curly label die - is it the same size as the punch or is it big enough to layer under? Why would I need a punch and die cut that do the same thing - sell me on this one please - it will be good practice for your customers!

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  7. I hope you are breathing. I have felt/lived your excitement and love it! I just received the "sweetest stem" embosslit. It works like a charm! I must have the texture plates and Manhattan flower. (I also got the level 3 hostess set with the hummingbird and the flower that looks like a mini stamp version of the Manhattan) So exciting!
    Thanks for all of your updates. It has really been exciting!
    Chriss

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  8. So AWESOME!!!!!!!! That's all I have to say! ;)

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  9. You are da bomb! Thanks again for the awesome updates.

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  10. OMG - you are hilarious!! I have thoroughly enjoyed the last 3 days and have enjoyed some side-splitting laughs! I think the jazz hands is absolutely the best!! I think you need to send it in to David Letterman or Jay Leno - hilarious!

    I also visit your blog for your amazing and beautiful creations. You rock!

    Thank you!!
    Lauren

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  11. Oh you better stop w/ur bad self.. you have made this such a wonderful experince and thank you for taking the time to share w/us esp. us demo's who have don't really have an upline and who wish to be able to get a downline so we will be able to join you in all the squeals!

    BIGGGGG WINKOS HUGS 2 U ;)


    -Ellie

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  12. Thanks for the sneak peeks! Now I anxiously await the arrival of my catalogs so I can start making my list, and then begin the triage process. ;-)

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  13. Oh. My. God.

    I am so glad that the kiddo is finally sleeping and I was able to giggle softly instead of roar with laughter like I wanted to when I read your open letter to the husbands and kiddos. Thank goodness I brought mine up with SU, so she knows how to stamp with me and will take herself to the potty...ROFL!

    You know, you better add an "I'm sorry" to my UPS man. He is so going to get molested when my catty comes, and my first order from the new catty comes, and the other new stuff comes...

    The word for this entry is "dilist". Usage in a sentence: You should see how long dilist of stamps and stampin' accessories that I want is.

    Love you....JAZZ HANDS!!!

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  14. Thank you thank you thank you! May many WINKOS be bestowed upon your and your descendents. I have truly been sitting at my computer refreshing your blog page every hour. You just plain ROCK!
    Hugs,
    Elizabeth
    word verfication-plizinga
    The new Manhattan flower embossing folder is very plizinga to the eye!

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  15. OMG! OMG! OMG! OMG!


    OMG!

    OOOOOOOMMMMMMMMMMMGGGGGGGGGG!!!!!!!

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  16. Holy moly, I can't wait to see the new catty, no, I can't wait to get all the stuff in the new catty. Thanks for the insight, love it. Yeah, show us that curly label die - it must be la bomb.
    Kathy

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  17. Can I be your friend or downline or stalker? What would we have done without you this week? You're my hero!!!!!!! Oh and you make mr pUgh like no other! ~smooches~

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  18. Lydia -

    I just have to sincerely thank you for all the great reporting you did. I have enjoyed following your post and living vicariously through them for the past three days. I am seriously going to be making a huge effort to get to Convention this year. This has been awesome and I cannot wait to get my complementary catty.


    -- Stephanie --

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  19. That is amazing, Lydia! 21,000 hits. Oh my. So exciting to hear about all the new products coming our way.

    The Big Shot I ordered from QVC just arrived yesterday. I'm happy that SU! is adding a lot of Big Shot items.

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  20. Oh my goodness Lydia!! This has been the best 3 days of my year! Reading your blog has been hilarious. Almost as good as being there myself. I said ALMOST!!! Thanks so much for posting so much and so often. It's been fab! I can't wait for this new catty!!!

    Happy Stamping!
    Krystal

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  21. You are TOOOOOOO funny! And I've enjoyed every single update you've given us. I am missing LT so darn much it hurts! OK, back to stalking the UPS guy with my catalogs. And how will I ever tell my DH about how much I intend to spend? Oh, that's right, I just won't tell him.

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  22. OMG. Now there is no excuse NOT to have the Big Shot. My husband is going to kill me...wait he's deployed. I can justify it. I mean, I can't get depressed right? And, and the new stuff I'll spend money on will fend of depression, right? Right? OMG. (*smile)

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  23. LOL that's a great final post to sum up the last few days. thank you so much for throwing up all an SU bone.

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  24. You are just so amazing. Thank you. I loved that you made us feel like we were there with you. I am so excited over those embossing folders!

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  25. OMG!!!!!!!!!!!! is right!!!

    I LOVE the letter to our employers.

    Too freakin' hilarious. Thanks for sharing, again!

    Kym

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  26. Oh gawd Lydia!!! Its too much! I can barely take any more!! LOL
    I CANNOT believe a CAKE!! That is so awesome!
    That beachball would be AWESOME for beach birthday invitations!!!
    I am so doing that!

    I have the card maker one with the magnets, from Sizzix, but I cant wait to get the shapes from SU!
    I have a flower, heart and square ones for openings.

    Where the heck are my boxes of catalogs anyways!!!

    Thankyou so much for your humor, amusement, & die-hard excitement of posting all this REALLY GOOD info!!!

    Hugs if I could!

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  27. bwahhaha!!! Your open letter cracked me up! Thanks for sharing all the new goodies - looks like some fabulous stuff.

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  28. OMG! In the Category of "Keeping Us Posted on Leadership in a Most Hilarious Way", you win Jazz Hands Down!! THANK YOU for all you've done the last few days. And I'm printing the letter and reading it at my Club on Monday!
    Sherri aka sherristampsalot

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  29. OMG! Lydia, thank you, thank you, thank you! You rock girl! Thanks for all the updates and info from Leadership! Now, where's Mr. Brown with my boxes o' catalogs? I have to get my wish list started.

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  30. Ok...I don't have anything else to say...I was just reading comments. But my word is "comoloso"!!

    Like.. I am going so comoloso over the new SU stuff!!

    Or...I'm totally going to go comoloso on my mailman if he doesn't bring my catty soon!

    Or...Hey baby, wanna come over and get a little comoloso?!

    maybe it's just the wine talking. :)

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  31. OMG LYDIA!

    YOU ARE TOTALLY AMAZING! I am apart of Jane's downline and to be honest a newb at all this... I just finished my first quarter.

    I am SOOOOO flippin excited about all the cool stuff.I have to thank you from the bottom of my heart for keeping us stampin' crack whores glued to our computers, refreshing like fiends for 3 plus days. TY TY TY for all the fabulous pictures, updates and your hilarious humor. I have never been a blog reader but gurl, U GOT ME HOOKED!

    Thanks so much for taking ur time to update us and keep us entertained while we were sooooo jealous u were in Orlando getting all these awesome ideas and of course FREEBEESSSSS! u rock ty so much!

    Jenice Schnell
    addicted2stampindesign@yahoo.com

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  32. Thank you SOOO much for all the fabulous updates & pictures! You've really gotten me so excited about this next catty - I think I just saw hubby's wallet sprout legs and run off in hiding, lol!

    Safe travels home!

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  33. This is the first time I have been to your blog. Holy Cow. You are hilarious and thank you for posting all of the sneek peeks from the convention. That bird is adorable. God bless!

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  34. i was late to work this morning because i had to read your post and look at all the pretty pictures. dang it--i may have to get a sizzix just for that amazing flower!

    hope your travel is safe. thanks for all you did to keep us in the loop!

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  35. You cut your nails. They look good. I am getting mine done tonight! OMG!

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