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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I’m feeling old…

Today, I’m up early again (boy the sun starts to come out at 5 a.m. now!) because I was feeling restless. Well, actually I initially woke up because darling hubby spilled the glass of water he always has on his nightstand when he went to shut the alarm off. The clinking of the glass on the table, the splashing noise and the following cursing jarred me awake. Lol! Then I just couldn’t go back to sleep. I was thinking about my niece’s prom, which is tonight. AND the fact that she got her license yesterday! Wow. It feels like just yesterday that she was born and I would spend literally weeks at a time at my sisters house because her husband used to work late and I was still living with my parents and wanted any excuse to get out of the house! I was texting back and forth with my sister yesterday and I felt so bad because she at one point wrote, “She just left in the car all by herself without me.” And even though I knew she was probably having a difficult time with it, but not really thinking I wrote back saying remember when she

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I’m on a roll!

I’m still very, very far off of my goal for six layouts for January, but I’ve added another one to the “completed” list. I actually wouldn’t have done it had I not had to prepare for a workshop on Saturday, but it doesn’t matter how I get the layouts done just that I finish them, right? One of my favorite things to demonstrate at a workshop is a progressive scrapbook page. I think it is particularly good for new scrapbookers because it demystifies the process a bit. Of course, progressive pages are not my idea, but one that is commonly used in the world of scrapbooking. However I find not too many people take advantage of this process. Basically, you start with a 6 X 6 page, create a layout on that smaller canvas and then move that finished piece to an 8.5 X 11 piece of cardstock and start fresh. So here is my example for Saturday’s workshop. I started with this 6 X 6 layout, which the group will get to make and bring home with them: Then I turned that layout into this: Once you’ve created the 8.5 X 11 layout, then you use that layout as

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