I’m Back!!!!!

I know it’s been quite awhile since I’ve posted anything.  It’s been a wild month!  Two days before I left for Leadership Conference(January 11-13), I broke my little toe.  I thought, "Wow! What an awful thing to happen…..I can hardly walk and I’m going to be walking through airports and convention centers all week!".  Luckily, the pain was manageable by the time I left (read: I was on a bit of pain medication).

However, that wasn’t the worst thing!  The day after we arrived in Houston, my eardrum ruptured.  Now, all of my medical books state that this is not a painful event.  Well, they are WRONG! WRONG! WRONG!  It has taken 2 rounds of antibiotics and nearly 4 weeks for me to feel somewhat back to normal.  I definitely have some hearing loss, but it’ll be a bit longer for us to know how much of it is permanent.

So, you know how bad things always come in threes?  I’ve been waiting patiently, not sure that I could handle anything else.  Well, yesterday it happened!  I was making tea and the glass pitcher it was in broke, spilling boiling water everywhere.  It could have been worse, but I burned a nice portion of my belly.  I’ve injured the top and bottom, so why not hit the middle now?

Now that my third affliction has occurred, I can finally share with you some of the fun things we did at Leadership conference.  We received a nice bag and the stamp set Doodle This at check-in.  The stamp set will be available beginning March 1st and is featured in the Spring 2007 mini catalog which many of you will be receiving in the mail shortly.  We were able to make 4 projects with our new stamp set.  Tiffany and I liked 3 of the projects so much, that we decided to offer a stamp camp to our customers in March so that you can make these adorable projects for yourself.

Photo_wallet Thanks_card Doodle_this_layout The stamp camp is scheduled for Saturday, March 24th.  More details can be found by clicking on My Events.

I’ll be sharing a few more project ideas from Leadership with you later this week, so be sure to check in.

On a final note, I am modifying this month’s contest.  To enter, all you have to do is leave a comment by clicking on the comments link at the bottom of this message.  Each commenter will receive 1 entry into a drawing to receive the Loves Me designer series paper and Flirty ribbon.  Drawing will be held on February 26th and the winner will be announced here.

Have a fantastic week!


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  1. Julie Massey | 12th Feb 07

    Wow, glad you are doing better! I sure like the ‘Doodle This’ stamp set. Cute, cute, cute! Thanks Melissa.

  2. Jessica Brown | 13th Feb 07

    I sure hope your belly gets better soon!!
    I love the projects you made with the “Doodle This” stamp set! I can’t wait to make them in March!

  3. vicky merritt | 16th Feb 07

    Thanks Melissa, I really like the cards we made at the stamp a stack tonight.

  4. Verda Click | 17th Feb 07

    I thought it was pregnancies that came in threes??? Who wants to be next? Tiffany? Anyway, I am hoping for another Saturday workshop. That was so much fun. Happy Weekend.

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