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Sunday, September 26, 2010

Saturday Sketch Challenge

Here's the sketch from Stamping 411-----

And here is my take on it----

Card stock used was Always Artichoke (one of my favorite colors) Cajun Craze and Very Vanilla.
I used the same color of inks and added some Chocolate Chip. The stamp set is from the Holiday Mini called French Foliage and I also used the Two Step Bird Punch along with the Scallop Trim Boarder. Added some Chocolate Chip ribbon and there you have it. Simple and pretty. Thanks for stopping by!
"Stamp Till You Can't"

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Xpress Redi Set Go

Or as my Mom calls it ---the Get Set Go. This is what my parents got me for my birthday and I love it. If you've ever seen the info-mercial, you've seen what this little electric pan can do. I've been wanting one for a long time and my dad ordered it and surprised me with it. It does everything the commercial says it does and more. So here's a couple pics my hubby took of me and Mom. (I didn't know he was snapping the pics or I would have given him a big smile) I was too engrossed with my present. haha

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Winners of Blog candy

Well, this had to be the easiest to pick the two winners of my blog candy. Since there were only two comments to my post these two ladies will receive the card kits.

Tammy Howell wrote: Happy Birthday to you! Just celebrated two sons last week, a friends, tomorrow and my hubby's mother next Sunday. September is birthday month at my house! Hope you have a wonderful day! You deserve it!

Carol wrote: Happy Birthday, Sandy!!! And many more! Beautiful elegant. Thanks for the chance to win some blog candy.

So ladies as soon as you email me with your address, I'll send your card kit. Thank you for playing along.

"Stamp Till You Can't"

Monday, September 20, 2010

It's My Birthday and I've Got Blog Candy

I'm celebrating all week and I'd like you to help me celebrate. I'm giving away some blog candy. All you need to do is leave a comment at the end of this post. On Friday night I will pick the winners. On Saturday I will post the winners. If your name happens to be one of the lucky ones, I'll need for you to email your snail mail address. My email address is on the left side bar under my picture. Just click on it. Now for the blog candy. I have two card kits to give away, complete, all you have to do is put it together. I'll send a complete supply list with directions along with them. Here's the card......

This is one of the cards we made at Saturday's workshop. I cased this from Dawn Griffith, just changed it up a bit to make it my own. I hope you all will play along. Good Luck!
"Stamp Till You Can't"

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Life's Lessons

My post today is a little different than usual but I think it is worth telling. I scheduled a workshop for this Saturday and have been working hard these past two weeks to get things ready. For those of you who do workshops, classes, etc. you understand the work that goes into them. Now, I have to tell you that I haven't had much luck when it comes to getting people to come to the workshops/classes. Well, I was sure I'd have a good group this Saturday. Wrong! The cancelations are coming in. This morning I started having a pitty party. I told my husband I was tired of working so hard to make things nice and didn't people understand that these supplies I use are NOT free and that I'm so tired when I get home from my FULL TIME day job that I'd like to just RELAX and no one cares what I put into this , blah, blah, blah. Well, I had a demonstration to do this morning with some Seniors at an Assisted Living Center here. I told my husband that "I'm just going to cancel. It will probably go bad anyway". (as the tears were streaming down my face). He convinced me to go because I had made a committment. I went and all the way over there I was convincing myself that things would turn out bad. Well, I was wrong. Everything went great. These sweet ladies could not thank me enough for coming and it was obvious that they were actually having fun. They asked me to please come back. The Activity Director , Miss Judy said to come any time I wanted. By the way, they were very impressed with the BIG SHOT. So as I drove back home I started crying again. No, not a pitty party. Tears because of the way I had acted earlier and also happy tears. I remembered why I signed up with Stampin'Up! Because I love what I do. It's not about the big sale I may get, or about how much money I can make, or getting to that next level for a promotion. It's about sharing what I love to do with others. It's about seeing the look on someone's face when they try something for the first time and like what they did. It's the smiles and thanks that you get back.
Ya, I really do love what I do and I'll remind myself next time before I have the pitty party. I challenge all of my fellow demos to remember back when the sharing part was #1. So now let me show you these wonderful ladies who help put my thinking back in perspective.

"Stamp Till You Can't"

Monday, September 13, 2010

Third card project for Saturday Class

This was also cased from Dawn Griffith as far as her construction of the card but I changed it up to make it my own. I think this might be my favorite of all three. I sprayed Vanilla Shimmer Smooch on the front before I put the card together but the picture doesn't really show it. My Gals are going to like this one. What cha think?

"Stamp Till You Can't"

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Another project for my class

Here's the second project for my Stamp Class this Saturday. I cased the treat holder design from Dawn Griffith but the little Christmas owl is my idea. Isn't he cute?

The picture doesn't show it but his pompom and rim on his hat and his beard has Dazzleing Diamonds on them. Stay tuned for project number 3 and have a wonderful day.

"Stamp Till You Can't"

Saturday, September 11, 2010

What a fun day!

Steve and I went to Charlotte today for the Greek Festival. Oh my goodness. I couldn't believe all the food. If you've never tried Baklava ice cream you have no idea what you're missing. Yummo!!! We checked out the inside of Orthodox church. It was beautiful. Couldn't take pictures but I did get one of the outside (the back). I wanted one of the full front but the crowd was huge and it started to rain so we headed back to the car.(which was five blocks away) All in all it was a good day.
Yesterday when I got home from work I had two surprises that came in the mail. One was a certificate from Stampin' Up! promoting me to Senior Associate. Not sure what I did to get it but oh ya, I'll take it. The other surprise was a lapel pin from the Starz Group (this is a group I joined when I signed on with Stampin' Up!) for being promoted. The pin says "Best Effort Award". Ya know, it makes ya feel good when you are recognized for what you do. Thank you Wendy, Monika and Lee and everyone who has sent sweet comments my way. Tammy, I haven't forgotten you. You're the one who got me hooked. Thanks girlfriend. I've really teamed up with some great people and hey, not just ladies,we have some very talented men out there. If you like paper crafting and would love to create, inspire and share, I can hook you up. Come to one of my workshops and taste the Stampin'Up! world.
Okay, enough of the mush mush. Here's some pics.

Here's the back of the church.

These kiddos were so cute.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Sneak Peek

Here's one of the cards we will be doing Saturday Sept. 18. He's so cute. I call him Tommy Turkey Owl. Still have a couple of spots available. Forgot to mention something before. If you could, please bring your favorite glue. For this project the two way glue pen would be perfect.

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Stamp Class

Just a reminder! My Stamp Class is next Saturday Sept. 18 from 1 to 4. I have two spots left so if you're interested please pop me an email or call me on the phone. Leave a message if I'm not home. The cost is only $5.00 ( that's to help recoup cost of card stock, etc.) If you place an order your $5.00 will go towards your order and class is free. This has been a hectic week for me so don't have picks to put on here of the projects but we will be making three cards for the Holidays. Also I'll have projects to show you that are from the Holiday Mini. Again this is not my Holiday Workshop. That will be in October. Hope to see you next Saturday!!

"Stamp Till You Can't"

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Stamping 411 Sketch Callenge

The challenges are getting a little tricky. Here's the Sketch..

And here is my take on it. Card stock colors are Cajun Craze, Very Vanilla, More Mustard, Crumb Cake and some Basic Black. I used Old Olive, Cajun Craze and More Mustard markers to color the Friends Never Fade stamp that is stamped on the fence posts. The layer of More Mustard card stock is stamped with Lovely As a Tree (my all time favorite). The little owl sitting on the fence post is from the stamp set Aviary. The sentiment on the side is from Teeny Tiny Wishes. (another favorite ). I used the Word Window punch and the Modern Label punch for the sentiment. I did my sponging with More Mustard and Crumb Cake. This card is going to my brother-in-law who had an accident yesturday while mowing the church grounds with a tractor.
It rolled over on him. He's going to okay but is in a lot of pain. Any prayers will be welcomed.

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