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June 2011

I'm a Stamper...

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...not a crochet-er.

 Years ago Granny tried to teach me how to crochet.  She used to crochet the most amazing doilies and afghans.  I remember this one time she crocheted a picture of the Queen's head and it was made out of all these squares.  In fact I think I have it in my closet.  When you stand back the Queen's head pops right out.  Well she would lay it down on the floor to check it out as she went and the cat would go and sit on the face each time.  She would get mad and shoo the cat away. Too funny.

Granny made a lot of doilies, big and small, and she would sell them once in a while and just charge what the crochet cotton cost her, and this would drive Poppa bonkers, cause he would say "you sat there for days making that, you have to charge more!" but she was content in getting her cost.

When Granny tried to teach me, she would get on my case about how I was holding my fingers, I think I had my pinkie sticking up to hold the crochet cotton and she would say "put that finger down!" too funny, and such amazing memories of the fun times I have had with Granny.  I was very lucky to have her in my life as I grew up, and am so lucky to have her still. I can't wait to see her in September.

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Don't laugh, but here is my first and only pineapple that I ever crocheted.

Wanna see a much more prettier one?

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This is one of the new sets that will be available on July 1.  Isn't this card gorgeous?  I was so surprised to get it in the mail when I got back from cruise.  It came from the girls that work the Special Events at Stampin' Up! Now that would be a dream job, they get to go to such amazing places, and they are so much fun and you can tell they love their job.

The other day we got chinese food for supper. Boy I sure miss the chinese food from when I was growing up, I remember the big chicken balls, the egg rolls that had like those sprouts or something in them and the rice I just remember tasting better...oh well, you get what you pay for and I guess making chinese food almost like a fast food will do that.

So one of the chinese cookies had this inside:

"Fear can keep us up all night long, but faith makes one fine pillow."

Isn't that an amazing saying?

Well I am gonna sign off for now, and get back to working on some swap cards for convention.

Have a blessed Sunday and thanks so much for stopping in!

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Was That My Eyeball Floating By?

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I was told by the Doc to add more fiber to my diet (just use your imagination as to why) and also drink more water.

Now I am drinking so much water that my toes are starting to web, and my eyes are floating. I also go potty every half hour. Thank goodness I work at home and can pee without scheduling it in or waiting for my break.  How do people do it that cashier at a grocery store or work in a toll booth?  Do they wear a pee bag?

I did go back for a follow up check up today and there are still some issues, so I have to have blood drawn to check on my kidney functions.  She also pressed around on my belly and ouch it hurt near my appendix so she said to keep an eye on that. She said it was not related to my other issues.  Sucks to get old eh? Perhaps it was that I started back on my pilates today, maybe it was my muscles...ha!

As a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator I get a magazine every month from Stampin' Up! called Stampin' Success and there was the cutest card on the cover and I wanted to make it for my Stamp Club girls, I did tweak it a bit and I hope they like it.

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Stamp Set: Best of Everything (this was one of our gifts on cruise, and matched our luggage tags and traveling zippered pouch)

Paper: Crumb Cake, Pool Party, Calypso Coral, Wisteria Wonder, Lucky Limeade, Whisper White

Ink: Pool Party, Calypso Coral, Lucky Limeade, Wisteria Wonder, Island Indigo, Whisper White craft

Misc: Pearls, Scalloped border punch

Tonight I watched Harry Potter, the Deathly Hallows Part One, and it was pretty good, I think I saw the one before it.  Was there a fire in the fields, and Dumbledoore was in a boat in the water with bodies floating?  I really would love to have a weekend where I watch them all, cause I do forget some of them.  I did think that the girl that played Hermoine looked so thin.  I would love to have her purse though that is like the tiniest thing but is totally bottomless, she had everything in there. They have all grown up so much, and Ron with the deep voice now.

Well enough of that, I am going to head to bed, I am reading a new book on my Nook called "13 Little Blue Envelopes" and it is pretty good.  It was one of the Free Friday books at Barnes and Noble.  I usually try to remember to check them out to see if they might be something I want to read.

Have an awesome Saturday and thanks for stopping in.

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Cherish Friendship

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Maybe it should be called "Chair"ish Friendship?

So when I saw the new catalog, this set jumped out at me and I knew I needed to get it, and then when Stampin' Up! showed us the sets that we could pre-order ahead of time (one of the Demonstrator perks) and this was one of them, well I took that as a definite sign that it had to come home with me.

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It could also be called the Aflec set cause of the goose. 

This is the card that I did for Robin's GoDiva swap.

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Stamp Set: Cherish Friendship, Teeny Tiny Wishes

Paper: Island Indigo, Lucky Limeade, Pool Party, Very Vanilla, Watercolor paper

Ink: Jetblack Stazon, RIver Rock, Sahara Sand, Pool Party, Wisteria Wonder, Poppy Parade, Lucky Limeade, More Mustard, Soft Suede, Cajun Craze, Pumpkin Pie

Misc: Jewelry tag punch, crochet trim, vintage trinkets, cutter kit

To get the longer jewelry tag and the fish tail on the tag you can see how I did it on this past blog post.

I also have a 7 page PDF on how to watercolor with ink refills, and you can read more about it on this past post.

Today I worked on the stamp club cards, and tomorrow I need to get my upcoming class figured out, then I need to try to maybe make some swaps for convention. That will be here before I know it!!

Don't forget about the retiring stamp sets, accessories and Decor Elements. The accessories list updates because things run out, here is an updated list.

Download Last Chance Accessories update

To order anything off the retiring list, my on-line store is open 24-7. Thanks!!

I'm gonna sign off and head to bed a bit early tonight so I can get up bright and early tomorrow.

Have an awesome Friday and thanks so much for stopping in.


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Repo Man

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So tonight after dinner some guy shows up at the door looking for some person we don't know so they can reposess a car.  Jeff was out there gabbing for the longest time and I don't know if the guy didn't believe him or what, but then Jeff comes in the house and yells "come here and clear this up".  So I looked at the guy's paperwork and they have someone's name, and the only thing I recognize is the last name Gibbs, everything else is I don't have a clue.  Since the guy was having trouble finding the person, the bank said we were relatives, he says he has a system that he puts social security numbers in and relatives come up.  So I told him well his system is not accurate cause we had never heard of this person.

Before he left he says "here's my card in case you hear anything", and I'm thinking like what all of a sudden out of the blue we are going to hear about some stranger?  He even wanted to walk around the property to look for this car.  So Jeff walked him around.  I say it was very weird, and I would not want his job, he said one guy tried to shoot him tonight.  I much prefer to stamp in the safety of my home.

So as I stamped today, without the danger of being shot at, I finished my GoDiva swaps and they are all ready to go in the mail tomorrow, I'll show you a little sneak peek...

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But I will show you the last of the 10/10/20 Masculine cards.  This is from a set that is retiring, so if you want a fun set that has lots of great images for all sorts of occasions this one is it.

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Stamp Set: Pun Fun

Paper: Marina Mist, Very Vanilla, Watercolor paper, Wild Wasabi DSP

Ink: Jetblack Stazon, Marina Mist, Bashful Blue, More Mustard, Wild Wasabi

Well all the excitement of today and a couple late nights this old girl is going to go to bed early.

Have an awesome Thursday and thanks for stopping in.

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It's a Tie

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Ha! Told's actually 5 ties.

This is one of the cards that the girls did at class.  I saw a card by Ann Truenow and just changed the colors, I thought it was simple and so cute.  Thanks Ann!

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Stamp Set: Best Dad Ever

Paper: Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise

Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Daffodil Delight

Misc: Perfect Polka Dot Embossing folder

So today I worked on my GoDiva swap and will show you in a day or two since I am not done yet. Of course it is a coloring set, what else would I use right?  I love it and I hope you will too.

So that being said I gotta git!

Have an awesome Wednesday and thanks for stopping in!

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