Hello. Here I am…. It’s still Monday! For those of you who are on my e-mail list, I promised you a post today about this fun match book scrapbook album that I made for some Easter photos. Well, it’s still Monday, so while I didn’t have it up first thing this morning, I still held up my end of the bargain! This is a fun project to do for National Scrapbooking Day on May 5. How’s that for coincidence… National Scrapbooking Day falls on my birthday and on Cinco De Mayo this year — too bad I’ll be working this year. I’m sure I’ll have time to go out with the girls after our concert… Maybe I’ll be able to even squeeze in some scrapbooking in the morning and make it fully complete birthday celebration! Anyway, back to the topic! This is a great project to do in one sitting. I’m thinking of maybe doing it as a class… anyone interested? It’s pretty simple with just three pieces of cardstock stitched together. Here are some more photos: Here’s a view with the top open. It has 10 pages inside to decorate and showcase photos. You simply take a sheet of cardstock

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Happy New Year

Welcome 2012. Glad to have you here! Hopefully, your a kind, healthy and happy year. If you’ve been around my blog for any length of time you know that I love a New Year. It’s fun to have a fresh start. Are you familiar with Ali Edwards “One Little Word” campaign each year? The gist of it is that she selects one word to focus on each year… it sort of become her mantra for the year and often plays out in ways she never imagined when she first selected the word. While I’ve never really participated in “One Little Word,” I have selected “realize” as my word this year… as in realizing my blessings, realizing the moment, realizing success. That’s what I would like my 2012 to be. What’s your word? One thing I hope YOU realize is that the Stampin’ Up Holiday Mini Catalog is ending as of the end of the day today! So if you really wanted the adorable Stocking punch and Stitched Stocking Stamp Set — get it now or it is gone forever (we’ve already been told the punch isn’t carrying over to the next catalog… gasp!). Here is a really fun Christmas card

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New Blog Design!

Hello! So obviously I need to start with a big shout out to Erin at Designer Blogs for my new design! What do you think? I love it… so much more fun. If you want to check out other designs they have or possibly a custom design (which I hope to do some day!), click on the link on my sidebar. Last night was fun. I had our annual Holiday Party with the members of my Stampin’ Up demonstrator group, Pitta Padders. We had chinese food, gift swapping, chatting and a fun make and take! Here are some photos…. First up is the pile of presents I had for each of the girls (if you’re long distance I’ll have them out shortly!). I don’t know how long I’ll be able to do this, but while we’re still small… I love to spoil them!! Then we enjoyed some Chinese Food… I didn’t take pictures of that… I just enjoyed it without thinking of photos! 🙂 We had some great gift giving, too! We did a homemade gift swap — make a gift, get one back! Here is Sally with her gift (designed by me), a journal jar: Here’s Jill with her

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Surprise!

Hello. It’s me, Jen. I used to blog here a long, long, long time ago! I can’t believe it has been four months since I’ve showed up here. Honestly, it’s not because I didn’t want to. I thought about it often, but felt too much pressure to keep coming back! 😉 While I’m not promising anything, I do want to have a more regular presence around here again. I miss my little blog… and my two or three readers. 😉 It’s full-on holiday preparation time over here in crafty land. I’ve got two card classes this week, plus a make and take event. Then there’s a holiday gift class and a bags & tags class before I take a break for a little while for the holiday. Don’t worry though, I won’t be stopping with the stamping. Come Dec. 1, I get to pre-order some fun new goodies from the new Occasions Mini Catalog and I plan to make all sorts of fun new things with my new toys — I first have to narrow down my wish list to a more reasonable amount! Not an uncommon problem for me these days… the new products Stampin’ Up is coming out

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