Here is a photo of us during our gift exchange at weSTAMP. I wrote a silly little story entitled “Twas the Day Before My Stampin’ Up Preorder Came”. Everyone gathered in a circle and held the gift they made. Every time they heard the word STAMP or any form of the word STAMP, they passed their gift to the right. At the end of the story, whatever gift they in their hands is the one they got to open up. The poem that I wrote is below:


Twas the Day Before My Stampin’ Up! PreOrder Came

Twas the day before my Stampin’ UP preorder came
And I was updating my blog.
Not a creature was stirring
Not even my dog.

All my swaps were laid out
On the stamp table with care
In hopes that Mr. Brown
Soon would be there.

The children were nestled
All snug in their school,
While visions of stamping
Caused me to drool!

And I, with glitter on my face
And my fingers covered with ink
Sat down to check out Stampin’ Connection
In hopes of finding a COOL link!

When out on the street
There arose such a clatter
I sprang from my computer
To see what was the matter!

My adrenaline rushed
And a truck could be heard.
Will my stamping obsession
Ever be cured?

When what to my wandering eyes
Should appear
But a big brown truck
With a large rear view mirror.

With a foxy little driver
Who drove all over the town
I knew in a moment
It must be Mr. Brown!

He was dressed in all brown
From his head to his socks
All I could think of was
MR. BROWN ROCKS!

A bundle of stamps
He had flung on his back
At this point I thought
I was going to have a heart attack!

His eyes how they twinkled
His dimples, how merry
My obsession with Mr. Brown
Is becoming quite scary!

Then onto my Stampin’ Up! boxes
Which are stacked up quite high
I can hardly even remember
All the stamp supplies I did buy!

Stamp sets! Reinkers!
And ribbons galore!
Cardstock, and buttons!
Now who could want MORE?

As I drown in my stamping goodies
And grab a coffee with cream
I suddenly realized
It was only a DREAM!

The story is over
Yes, you heard me right….
Merry Christmas to all,
And to all a creative stamping night!