Sunday, July 4, 2010

a bit of chuckling today about myself and my Stampin up hobby!

Isn't this a beautiful photo of our little girl Rachel. IMHO (In My Humble Opinion). She loves animals. I just adore her. This time no picture of a card I made. But you got to check this out!
Today I came across something that was seriously amusing and I thought, I will share it with you. It's from a hubby of a Stampers wife. Well we all know what that means right?

Things I’ve Learned as a Stamper's Spouse.
By Jon Van Bruggen

My wife is a stamper. By stamper, I mean a paper-crafting, blog-hopping, creativity-oozing stamper. She’s not a crafter and she’s definitely not a scrapbooker. She’s a stamper.

Perhaps you’re also an involuntary member of this unique and growing collection of people I like to simply call Spouses of Stampers… or SSs.

By having been an SS for the past few years I’ve learned a thing or two about the stamping sub-culture. And even though I’m armed with this knowledge, the various quirks and expectations of stampers are still hard to manage at times. Perhaps you’re an SS and you think you’re the only one experiencing these things. Know that you’re not alone! We’re in this together! And so, for all of the SSs out there, I submit to you the top 10 things I’ve learned as an SS:

#10 – Delete “scrapbooker” from your vocabulary and then empty your recycle bin. Remember...she's a stamper!

#9 - The outside of a greeting card is one hundred times more meaningful to a recipient than the words written on the inside. Or at least the outside of the card takes one hundred times longer to complete.

#8 - Organza and Grosgrain have nothing to do with anything organic or wheat-based. They’re ribbons.

#7 - When your wife says “I just want to change one thing about this card,” you better cancel your dinner reservations because you’re not going anywhere for a very long time.

#6 - What looks like the aftermath of a tornado is really just a uniquely organized stamp room.

#5 – Never, ever, ever say “Don’t you already have paper like that?” Trust me. It’s not the same paper.

#4 - Redeeming the weekly 40% off coupon at Michaels trumps having milk in the refrigerator and clean socks to wear. Seriously, are your personal health and hygiene that important? I didn’t think so.

#3 - The primary purpose of making cards is not to send them to others. It's to create space for that new die-cut machine.

#2 - Much like the sun, you can’t turn off your wife’s creativity. As an SS, just give in already and prepare for many more dinner conversations about the latest blog-hop or stamp-a-thon.


#1 - Memorize this: “Wow honey! That’s really cute!!!” It’s pure gold if you can muster the enthusiasm to go with it. Use it as often as you can, especially when you’re in a jam. You won’t be disappointed.


  1. Cute post.
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  2. LOL, that is soooo funny! TYFS!
    I love the name of your blog! Much better than my boring-hurry-up-can't-think-of-a-name-to-name-my-blog-just-so-I-can-get-it-up-and-running one! LOL!

    chanda stehlik

    I'm a new follower!

  3. ROFL! That is soooooo funny. I was laughing so hard that my SS had come and participate. I still have tears in my eyes. Thanks for bringing such fun into our lives this morning. I just signed up to follow your blog! Thanks also for blessing my day!

    LOL - ROFL - now on to the serious stuff. By the way your daughter is adorable and what a treasure from the Lord Himself for you and your husband to raise for His glory! :)

  4. Love the picture of your daughter. Found you through SC.

    Lori Burkitt

  5. My SS would like to add - There is no such thing as the dining room table anymore - that's the stampin' table!


  6. I just found your blog, I read this to my husband, he wants it forwarded to him;).

  7. LOVE THIS!!! I am going to send this to my husband. I think I will bold #1 :-)

    Julie Babcock

  8. I'm not married, but I may just need to save this for the day I do get married, it may even need to be a part of our wedding vows. LOL, thank you so much for putting a smile on my fact so early in the day. Tammy

  9. This is priceless! I love the picture and the list from your husband is hilarious. TFS!!!

  10. LOL...that is awesome. I'm sure my husband could add some to it too. I know he's probably sick of having to play "What do I like?" with the new catalog!

  11. That is the funniest ( and true ) thing I've read all day. Thank you for sharing. I'm going to tattoo it on my hubby.


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