Happy Halloween

I know. This isn’t a Halloween image… but the only Halloween project I have that I haven’t shown you is a scrpabook page, but every time I load it into blogger it turns sideways. I’d normally just take another picture when that happens, but I no longer have the page! So here we are on Halloween with a baby card… go figure. I actually made this card for my best friends’ little sister who just had her second baby girl, Gabriella Michelle, cute, right? This is one of the seven cards I made last week at my Crop… (and yes I’m just now getting around to posting it). I have to warn you that since I already fell off the blog-a-day posting challenge wagon — I probably will be a little scarce this week in posting. Don’t worry I won’t disappear altogether — at least I hope not — but I have three workshops this week. And that starts my marathon run of 10 events this month! Yahoo… but I’m probably going to be very pooped at the end of each day. Today I’m being a good little girl and getting a head start (what a concept!) on many of

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I’m Baaaack….

So I fell off the wagon of posting every day for a little while. I have to admit the first day (Thursday) was intentional. I remembered just as I was getting ready to go to bed that I hadn’t blogged for the day, but I decided … ah, let’s just see if anyone notices… Congratulations Mary B for catching me in my lack of posting. I will be sending out a fun little crafty care package for you shortly (and don’t fear blog readers… I will take a picture of it and post it after I send it). Now as for the other three days that I didn’t post… well, I was very busy getting ready for my first crop! I had 10 croppers at the Chatham VFW on Sunday and we had great fun! Lots of games, challenges, stamping, Big Shotting (I think I made up a new verb…) and, of course, scrapbooking! Here’s some highlights…. Croppers had access to ALL my punches and ALL my stamps and ALL my Big Shot dies…. I had an inspiration table with a few different projects and two scrapbook albums for ideas. I also had a sale table with lots of retired

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He’s making a list…

Are you on Santa’s naughty or nice list this year? Me? I don’t know… it might be too early to tell! lol. This is another card that the crew at my Holiday Card Class earlier this week got to make. The Santa is from a tried and true favorite — Jolliest Time of Year. I’m not sure but I may be getting sick of Christmas already! Too bad for me as I’ve still got a ways to go before I can pack up the holiday until next year. It’s funny because I always gripe when I go into a store and they have Halloween items out in late August, or Christmas in early October or Valentine’s Day in December — but guess what? I do the same thing! Well, in my defense… if folks want to hand-stamp a special holiday card they need to order supplies in advance — so therefore, I need to have samples done in advance! You see? Don’t blame me… it’s an occupational hazard I guess. Hope you are having a great week. I had the best two days today and yesterday — First, I was off from work both days and I had a stamping

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Sending Christmas Cards….

Just a quick stop today to show off another one of the cards from tonights Holiday Card Class. I’ve got a full house attending tonight so I’m sure it will be lots of fun! This card is not your traditional Holiday Card, but I really like it. Rather simple, but cute. Who says you can’t use hearts on a Christmas card? This is a busy week for me with tonights class the first of three events! Of course, I’m not done planning the other two yet (I only finished planning tonights this morning!) — some things will never change — even though I say I’m going to stop procrastinating. Maybe I’ll stop tomorrow!

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All I need to know…

I learned while walking on the beach. Did you ever read the book that came out years and years ago called “All I need to know I learned in Kindergarten?” It was a really great book (from what I recall anyway — I think I read in high school). I should read it again. But on Sunday, I decided to go for a walk on the beach. Boy do I love having the beach to myself again (well and a few other locals) — I just wish it were a big warmer! But it’s Ok I’ll take it.Anyway — here is what I learned on my walk: Lesson 1: Life is good — don’t be afraid to dive in. Lesson 2: It’s O.K. to stop and rest with a friend (as often as possible!) Lesson 3: It’s also good to have some alone time to reflect once in awhile Lesson 4: Sometimes life includes a lot of “Gunk”, but the other side is often beautiful Lesson 5: Whether it’s with family, friends or an important cause, it’s important to stick together. Lesson 6: Always remember to show empathy to everyone. You never know what they are going through. (Doesn’t it

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Dang technology…

I had planned on showing you some of the other pre-made scrapbook pages I made for a customer, but alas technology is against me. For whatever reason, the three other pages I took pictures of are fine on my computer, but when I load into blogger they turn sideways — it’s driving me nuts! So sadly, I don’t think I’ll be able to show them to you (I only have the one picture and I’ve already given the pages to their new owner). So, instead today I am sharing a full sneak peek of a card from next week’s holiday card class. I showed a glimpse of it the other day, but this is the full card. Isn’t it cute? This is an old stamp set called “Punch Pals” — I thought I’d pull out an oldie, but goodie. There are still a couple of spots left for next week if you are interested… we’re getting together at 6 p.m. at the Chatham Community Center and will make 10 cards (2 each of 5 designs) for $18. Supplies for this card are simple: Old Olive Cardstock, Basic Black Cardstock, Whisper White Cardstock; Punch Pals Stamp Set and Teeny Tiny Wishes;

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Ahem…. is this thing on?

So no one caught my flub yesterday when I forgot to post. I actually didn’t forget entirely. I remembered just as I was putting my head down on the pillow — which was just after midnight anyway — so I missed. However, no one e-mailed me to tell me I missed — therefore the “crafty care package” that was up for grabs is still available! So let’s get some comments going so someone can win it!! Remember, if I miss another day — e-mail the next morning to let me know and you get the crafty goodies…. and while your here leave some comments and if I make it all the way through to the Nov. 3 with no more misses, I’ll draw a name and that person will get to keep all the crafty goods… Anyway, I was working on some pre-made scrapbook pages for a customer request and came up with this bright, fun birthday design. Sorry the photo is a little distorted… the camera is acting a little screwy (or maybe it’s blogger… not sure). I used the Celebrations Designer Series Paper — I think it is really perfect for birthdays! I’ll try and share a couple

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For the little ones…

You almost caught me today! I was coming upstairs to shut down the computer and call it a night (and it’s only 9 p.m!) when I remembered that I hadn’t posted today. But, not to worry — here I am. It will be a quick post though as I am exhausted and am going to hit the hay as they say… I have one friend that just had a baby girl and another that is going to have a baby girl in just a few weeks — so here is a new baby card that I plan to send along to one of them (with a little gree, too). This card was a bit of a challenge as I don’t currently have any baby stamp sets. So I used the adorable little bear from the new stamp set called Every Little Bit and although it took me a while to figure out how to make this tiny little image th focus of a rather large card (at least it seems large when you are only working with a 1″ stamp!)… I like how it came out. Well, that’s about all I’ve got left today — I don’t really know why

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Productivity and a peek…

So do you ever have a day off where you just are NOT productive. You try, but…. Nothing! That was me today. It started with a startling awakening this morning when the heat kicked on for the first time… what? Already?? It only came on and then off right away. I think that was probably at about 7 a.m. So I rolled over and went back to sleep — it is my day off afterall. Well, I didn’t get up until 9:10 — lazy, lazy girl (hey, my bed was comfy!). But then I just couldn’t get myself moving… I did my usual routine… e-mails, blogs, breakfast… then nothing. Monday when I was off I was SOOO productive so I guess it’s not all that bad except for the fact that I have three events next week and 8 events in November! Got to get my butt in gear!! Anyway, this little cutie snowman is a sneak peek at one of the cards from my holiday card class next week. Can you believe I have all 5 cards designed a whole week before I need them?? Shocking huh? Anyway, I think the cards came out really cute and that those

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A break from Christmas…

It’s not that I wanted to stray from my Christmas parade of card ideas… I’ve actually been stamping up a storm of new cards for next week’s card class — but I’ve been so busy stamping (well, and working — dang job always gets in the way!) that I haven’t had time to take photos of my new creations and upload them! Tomorrow. I promise! Anyway, today I thought I’d show you this cutie, which was actually a card design from one of my stamp-a-stacks this summer. It uses one of my favorite sets Chic Boutique (I have to pull that out again — Oh wait — we’re on Christmas!!! lol) I wanted to have a sewn looking so I ruffled the ribbon along the card using sticky strip (this was before I had my adventures in sewing so now I could probably really sew it!) Well, that’s probably all for today — it was a busy day as it was Stampin’ Up’s first Book-A-Thon event. I booked two workshops today and I’m so excited to share SU with some new friends! See you tomorrow….

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