You can’t catch me yet….

I bet you thought I had forgotten to post today, huh? Got ya! I’ve been busy, busy today stamping up a storm for a very hectic week next week. I have a holiday card class on Tuesday, stamp club resumes on Wednesday and then my first-ever crop on Sunday! Whew… I’m tired just thinking about it. Well, I got all the cards done for the card class next week. Maybe I’ll show a sneak peek of one of the cards later this week. Today’s sample is actually a 6 X 6 scrapbook page I designed for a recent hostess who loved all the Halloween goodies in the 2010 Holiday Mini Catalog. I have to say I’m not normally a Halloween fan, but some of the supplies this year were just too yummy to resist! The paper on this sample is actually called “Wicked Cool” — very appropriate for New England… and I love that it is flocked. Very fun. I also used some of our new waffle paper — more fun stuff! I felt a little guilty being inside all day as it was so beautiful. So I did go for a drive this afternoon to do a couple of

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Simple sentiments…

Happy Sunday! I’m really looking forward to a day where I don’t HAVE to do anything… just relaxing with hubby — maybe a little road trip or something — who knows! This is the last card I used in my first Holiday Card Class last month. I actually cased it from a fellow demonstrator (sorry, I can’t remember where I saw it to provide the name — if it’s you, e-mail me and I will give you credit here on the blog-o!) I love the simplicity of this card, but it is very festive! I actually changed the colors from the original — but I really like the monotone feel. Supplies for this card were really simple — naturals Ivory cardstock, Tags til Christmas Stamp set (Holiday Mini), Many merry Messages, ornament punch and Rhinestone jewels. So simple! I love it…. Can you believe it? I’ve made it a whole week with a post EVERY day! Thanks for continuing to visit — don’t forget to leave me comments if you’d like to win a crafty care package at the end of the month!

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A little Christmas and a contest…

Good morning…. Christmas is finally here in my stamp room… I had my first Holiday Card Class last week and have two more coming up (Tuesday, Oct. 19 and Tuesday, Nov. 30). This is a preview of one of the cards we made at my first class (the cards will be different at each class). This little cutie girl was my favorite card of the last class. It’s always funny because my favorite card is never the class favorite. In fact, the class favorite from the last round almost got cut from the line-up because I wasn’t really a big fan. I decided to keep it in though because it was a different style (really bright and festive). I’ve been more into the vintage style lately. I’ll show you that card later this week. The card I’m featuring today uses Greeting Card Kids, our Newsprint Designer Series Paper, our big designer buttons from the mini catalog, our Victoria crochet ribbon, the Bold Brights Patterned Paper Stack, and the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder (with the Big Shot). Here is the full card: What do you think? I’ll show you the other cards from my first holiday card class for the rest

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When the scrapbooker goes to far….

Hi there blog friends! Interesting title, huh? Well, I have a rather silly story for you today. So, whenever I want to take pictures for the little blog I take my cards outside and stage them on my deck (best lighting ever in the afternoon). Well, I went out there today forgetting that we had a little “incident” on the deck a few days ago. I woke up one morning and found five piles of poo on the back deck. What the heck? We don’t have dogs. We don’t have cats. We don’t even have fish. So where is this poop coming from — and so much. Overnight. And on the deck? So we’ve determined it is raccoon doo-doo. I don’t know… did they get “trapped” in the three-sided enclosed deck? Not sure. But anyway, flash forward to today when I’m trying to avoid the little mounds on the deck as I take photos and I think, I should take a picture. Wait, what? Did I just say I’m going to take a picture of poo? Ok… so the scrapbooker in me went a little too far (well, actually I didn’t — because I didn’t actually take the picture —

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Happy fall…

Well, it appears the summer disappeared with Hurricane Earl a couple of weeks ago, huh? I actually don’t mind the fall… except that I really don’t look forward to the winter… at all! However, I do enjoy the cool, crisp sunny days of fall. Plus the colorful pumpkins, leaves and scarecrows of fall are beautiful color inspiration for crafters like me! lol… Fall also means that it’s time to start planning for the holidays… it’s never to early to start, you know! This card here is a sample from one of my upcoming holiday card classes. The first one is on Wednesday, Sept. 29. There’s still time to RSVP if you’d like to come … just e-mail me ASAP. It will be held at the Chatham Community Center from 6 to 9 p.m. Each guest makes 10 cards (2 each of 5 designs) for $18… and a head start on the holidays… priceless! 🙂 I’m really excited about this fall. The new holiday mini catalog is fabulous with lots of new product including fabric, which works great with our Big Shot die-cutting machine. Keep an eye on the old blog-o as I will be featuring a fabric project that I

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Vintage Vibe…

I’m loving the vintage trend that is popular in the papercrafting industry right now. The lace, the subtle colors and old school feel of the products are fabulous. I made this card using the new Greeting Card Kids stamp set from the 2010-2011 Stampin’ Up Idea Book & Catalog. It’s the same set I used to make a Halloween card recently as well. For those of you on my e-newsletter list, you saw the Halloween card in the newsletter. On this card I used my blender pens and ink from my ink pad cover (squeeze the ink pad while it is closed and it will leave a little “puddle” of ink you can pick up with the blender pens). I love how it gave the card a softer look than using straight markers. I also love the new paper ribbon punch (the scallop edge under the torn piece of crumb cake cardstock). It is so fun — You can use it as a tiny scallop underneath another piece of cardstock or use it as a strip of “ribbon”…. so fun. Well that is all for now… I’ve got LOTS of stuff going on in the coming months so be sure

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