Farewell to some favorites….

Good afternoon! Happy Saturday before Mother’s Day. My thoughts are definitely with my Mom today. She hasn’t been feeling well and has been staying up at Beth Israel trying to find out what is going haywire in her system. I hope the doctors find some answers soon! In the meantime, I puttering around in my stamp room. Tidying. Cleaning. Browsing. Stamping. A little of everything. Part of that cleaning includes saying goodbye to a few of my favorite stamp sets that are retiring with the close of the 20111-2012 Idea Book and Catalog, which ends on May 31. One of my favorite stamp sets to see go this year is Winter Post. And while it is not the holiday season right now, it truly is one of the sets that made me release an audible “Oh” when I read that it was going this year. Check out some of the cards I’ve made with this beauty: I think this last one was my favorite. The stamp set really didn’t look like much in the catalog, but had so much potential! It was a great stamp set for winter themed cards and scrapbook pages, too. I loved the snowflake in that

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‘Tis the Season

Greetings blog friends (that sounds like I’m a martian or something!)… Anyway, I hope the morning of mid-week Wednesday finds you doing well. I am busy, busy, busy preparing for LOTS of upcoming events! I’m talking workshops, scrapbooking crops, classes, and craft fairs! All within the next three weeks. It’s all good. I’m so happy that my business has really been booming this year — I hope it continues into 2011. Believe it or not, when I was deciding what to post today I found myself thinking, “Oh I should post these Christmas cards soon because it’s getting late in the season.” Really? It’s only Nov. 3! As I mentioned in this post, though, I tend to get way ahead of myself with the seasons…. I’m already thinking about Valentine’s Day! Oh well. Today’s card is one of my favorite of this year. It includes our new Deck the Hall fabric (the scallop edge under the ribbon). It also has lots and lots of layers, which is always fun. I used the Winter Post stamp set (another one of my favorites!) Colors on this one are Cherry Cobbler, Always Artichoke and Very Vanilla – classic, I think… what about you?

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