Summer Holidays

Counting down the days until our Scottish school holidays.
Also its 4 weeks until CHA.............Orlando here we come :)

SO I was just wondering, do you ease off on the crafting when its summer? I know in the craft shop that Sept/Oct are the busiest months with everyone doing so much more for Christmas.
With children to entertain, visitors arriving, going away yourselves.............how much less crafting do you do over the summer?

I ask because we have several new ranges to launch, Eva & Linda are back to join the "every 2 month" release from Suzanne, Leanne and Mary. Diane is every quarter. And our home grown artists have been busy also.
So much sweetness, so much rubber, should we take it easy for the holidays? Can you cope with a sugar free summer? All those summer salads are only bearable because of the fresh cream puddings, a girl need fresh cream if she has to eat lettus! ( Its not so bad if its in a bun with a cheese burger- can you tell it's lunch time and I am hungry:P)

Enjoy the sunshine in the UK, fire up the BBQ, be quick, it might rain later.
Karen

43 comments:

Bumpkin Bears said...

I just came across your blog - such sweet sweet stamps - love them all :) Beary Hugs, Catherine and my Bumpkin Bears x

Claire Ellen Designs said...

Yep, i definatly ease off in the summer, so many things to do, going away, kids on holidays, picnics, you know how it is ? as soon as september comes and the kids go back to school, the crafting begins in earnest, have a good hols,hugs,
Claire xx

Juls said...

Its great that even we up in the highlands are enjoying summer weather, even complaining its too hot!! On the crafting thing I am obsessed! craft and spend just as much in summer as every other time of the year!

Pascale said...

Hi can't wait for all the new releases at the end of June my credit card can wait but hey a girl has to have a fix. I am off on my summer holiday end of the week so look forward to viewing on my return, hugs Pascale

Tiets said...

I don't ease up in the summer, we don;t go on vacation so when I don't have to work you'll find me in my scraproom also in the summer... so launch all those new stamps hihihihi I'm ready for them!!
Hugs Tiets

ros said...

Hey it's winter down here in Australia. I say bring them on :)
....and now I'm hungry

craftyb said...

Would you believe it is GLORIOUS here...so hot...so gorgeous!! Having no children to entertain and not holidaying in the summer I would say NO to a sugar-free summer...for me it's better when it comes spaced out a little...little and often!! Yeah...a cheeseburger would go down a treat now!! lol bx

Jane said...

Most of my family and friend birthdays are July - Oct so I won't be slowing down with my crafting! x

Machin Stamps said...

New rubber is an essential any time of year, in my experience anyway.

When my girls were younger stamping was a fantastic rainy day (and sunny day if the image got our imagination going) distraction through the school holidays. It also meant they they were involved in the shopping and somehow we bought more!
So keep your lovely temptations coming all year, please!

kuya said...

Well, I won't slow down. I Don't have children to entertain and I have friends over all the time throughout the year, but always for the weekend, because they all live at least 200km away, I won't go on vacation before September...

I'd survive a summer with less sugar, but I sure would love to get my regular fix (it might be a chance to buy all the stamps I have on my wishlist though *lol*)

Penni said...

I never slow down on my crafting - I just get my boys in on the act, they love a bit of cutting & sticking!!!

I say keep the sweet rubber coming!!!!

Hugs
Penni
X

♥ Lydia ♥ said...

Nooooooo...pleeeeeeeeease don't deprive us of 'sugar'!!!! We need it more than ever in the holidays!!! :o)
It's just called 'Sanity'instead...and less fattening!! lol

Helen said...

I craft even more in the summer...I'm a teacher, so get a lovely long holiday from school...please keep the sugar coming!
Helen x

NGCARDS said...

I have to admit im not really a fan of summer! lol I can't stand the heat so I spend more time inside so I actually do the same amount of crafting :) Please dont cut down over summer it would be an extremely long summer for me if you did that! lol xxx

Anne said...

I love to craft whatever the time of year. The busiest time for me is March/April when I'm dealing wit year-end and even then, if I can't craft I love to buy stamps and daydream about them :)

So summer's no time to cut off the sugar supply for me :)

scrappyjan said...

Keep the rubber coming!!!!!! It's just so hot here in Arizona USA over 112 most day in July and August. So in dorrs at my craft table I will be. We do go away for 7 to 10 days but that is it..

I WANT that NEW rubber!!!!!! LOL....
janny

craftypagan said...

I don't think I ease off in Summer as school hols don't really affect me as my lo is only 1yr old. I spend just as much too! Love Rowena

Vicky (Angeldrummer) said...

Hi I too ease off in the summer. It is hard to craft when the children are up playing outside till later and you want to get away on the sunny days you are at home. I think that the collections are coming so fast that it is hard to choose what to buy, while at Xmas you can choose your stamps in October and November and your husband lets you have them as an early present.
HTH

Karita said...

I have the whole summer vacation, so I don´t mind if there´s more Sugar comig ;D I´ll be waiting :D

Hugs,
Karita

Andie's Space said...

I try & do my card making once the children are in bed. So my crafting is do o a little, but often basis. As I have no more holidays to look forward to this year, I need to get my pleasures where I can & your new releases keep me happy! Please don't stop for the summer, I do not think I could cope!
Regards,
Andie xx

Kimmi said...

I tend to keep crafting in the summer but usually in the evenings when I cant sleep. Please dont ease off the sales. I'm sure ppl will still buy them, even if they buy them and put them aside for a little while.

You can not deny us Sweet Sugar Rubbah! Please dont do that. I dont think I could cope! :)

Kimmi

Stamping Seasons said...

Nope, I love sitting in my craft room in the late afternoon sun. Also it's winter over here at the moment... so no slacking off stamping for me... so bring on the new releases!!!!

Anita said...

Hi

I'm making cards all year round. Even in the summerhollidays. I take it with me in my suitecase.
So I can't wait for all the new stuff to come.

xx Anita

Kat said...

I keep my hols for the weekends I need to babysit my little grand daughter so I am happy to buy at any time of the year. Kat xx

Stefanie said...

Yeah I do slow down on the crafting during Summer... most years. Last year the weather was very bad and the kids and I spent quite some time with scissors and papers :)

V said...

Oh gosh, I actually gear up in the summer. If I don't get started on my Christmas gifts in July, they'll never be done in time!

Give a girl some sugar, please! :)

Angela said...

Keep them coming!! I never have enough hours to craft and consistantly make cards and shop for something new!

Vicky said...

I defnately don't ease up on my crafting over the summer. I don't have any children and don't take my holidays in the summer months so a sugar free summer would be awful for me!! :-( Looking forward to the new releases!
Hugs, Vicky x-

LINANNA DESIGNS said...

Oh Karen i love barbeques, but i love sugar too!!! I think generally some of us do slow down a bit with crafting in the school holidays, but i can never leave it completely!! i love sugar whenever you release it!! have a good evening, hugs Linda x

Elaine Livesey said...

I'm a bit like that squirrel, hoarding those acorns and nuts away ready for winter. I NEED to buy all the stamps I can just in case there's ever a world shortage of rubber!
But if there ever is a shortage, I will share, promise!
So keep the sugar coming please.
Elaine xx

Susan said...

I am a stamp addict - have to get my fix whatever the time of year - even have a craft bag that follows me on my jollies!
Please keep adding the sugar!
SuzyX

having a {me} day said...

My crafting only stops when I go away on holiday and believe me, if I thought I could get away with it, I would carry on then too!! If I'm at home and the weather is good, I take it all out into the garden with me :-) Keep the sugar coming! katxx

Justliketink said...

Puhleeeeeze keep the rubber coming!!! I don't ease off in the summer and if you wait thats way to close to the holidays....I'm strapped for cash worst at that time of the year....just keep on going!!! I'm waiting for Gorjuss Girls 3 and my Diane Dudas are in the mail!!!!

Candy said...

I work all year round. I like to get new images in the summer to get ready for my fall stamping and Christmas as well. I have to work ahead of every season. Please keep the stamps coming.
Hugs Candy

weewiccababe said...

well we're away off on holiday for a week this Friday and I have a load of Sugar Nellie's stamped up so I can tek them with me to colour.
I guess I do ease off a bit on the crafting, as long as the weather's good. But if the garden is all up to date then I can craft outside in the sunshine while the kids play in the garden.
have a great summer Karen and good luck with all these new releases.
Debz
xx

Kathy said...

I usually ease up on creating but not buying!! (LOL) My girls require all my attention but I try to stay up late to create! I say bring it on I hate lettuce!! (LOL)
:)Kathy

Renata van Miltenburg said...

I'm at home in the summer months so I will craft and if I go on vacation I bring my pencils and images with me to colour :)

By the way, we are thinking of going to Scotland for our holiday, is september a good month to go??

And another question, what's better for the rubber...just stamp the ink off or stamp it of and than also clean with a babywipe (lotion)?

Have a sunny day!

Renata

K said...

I even carry as much as possible for 1 craft only (usually not paper, though) on vacation. Usually some sorts of beads. I'm planning to take paints, so maybe a piece or 2 of rubber. But I never ease on crafting :D

Mae said...

I have to say with my son's sports/sun/home projects & vacations I craft less. It is also so hot in my room that I can't spend lots of time in there. Very sad...but true! I will always search the net & save ideas for the future though!

Milla said...

I don't ease off crafting during the summer. How could I when it's like breathing, you can't ease off that either! :) Plus I don't have any children so I can just craft, craft, craft the summer away. So please, keep the sugar coming! :)

Claire said...

Hi Karen and hasn't it been gorgeous in Elgin today!! More of this weather would be great!! I don't do so much crafting in the holidays as it's hard to fit in with the kids off school and going to visit relatives etc etc. I do miss it though when I don't have the time!! Claire xx

Michelle said...

I just found your blog, I just love all of your stamp designs!
Happy Summer to you in Scotland!

Michelle :)

Mina said...

I seem to do more in the summer...might have something to do with the lighter nights xxx