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October 2011

Rainbow of Colors

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I thought I would try some different colors and add another layer from the card I posted the other day. This one was neat with Pool Party and Concord Crush (I love these colors together).

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Stamp Set: Field Flowers, Hello Doily

Paper: Very Vanilla, Pool Party

Ink: Pool Party, Concord Crush

Misc: Vintage Wallpaper Embossing folder

Then I thought what if I do the stem a different color?

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So I pulled out Lucky Limeade and switched the flowers to Island Indigo, I love this color combination too.

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Stamp Set: Field Flowers, Hello Doily

Paper: Very Vanilla, Pool Party

Ink: Pool Party, Island Indigo, Lucky Limeade

Misc: Vintage Wallpaper Embossing folder

This is just such a fun and easy layout and I love love love the Hello Doily, you can put that behind anything.

When we had Eric's IEP last week his support coordinator suggested we get him speech therapy again, it will help him at work and everywhere, we just usually figure out what he is saying cause we know him.  He had speech therapy years ago but then could never find anyone that would come out here, and didn't have any luck with the people that were doing it, they would not show up and were unreliable, so it just stopped. We needed to get a Prescription for it so Eric had a Doc appointment after work.  The Doctor kept us waiting almost an hour after his appointment time and Eric is not a person who likes to wait, but once the Doctor got in there he was all smiles, so that is good.  The Doctor wants Eric to see a audiologist, although I think his hearing is fine, in fact I will talk to Jeff in the other room and Eric will hear and say stuff about what we are saying.  So it should be interesting for his hearing test, as he can not answer words properly.  When he was little they put him in the glass cube and things moved around and then he would turn in that direction, I just don't know how accurate the test will be. The Doc said it would take him a week to write up the RX. I guess they are different then for medicine. Can you imagine if that is how medicine RX's were.  "You have strep, I'll write you a RX in a week".

Don't forget you only have till October 31 to have a chance at a free stamp set. This is something I am doing only and not Stampin' Up!

Well I better head to bed.  Have an awesome Wednesday and thanks for stopping in.

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Free Big Shot!

There is less than 1 week left to get your Free Big Shot or $100.00 in free products, so make sure to keep that in mind if you've got a hankerin' for a good deal.

Today I got a great email from Stampin' Up! to remind me of the fun time I had at Founder's Circle, they emailed me the group pictures they took.

Kanab Photo
Here we all are at Kanab in the park that has all the extra rubber from our stamps on the floor of the play area. It is so cool and so bouncy. Did you find me in the picture? It's like Where's Waldo Di?

Here's a fun picture of myself and some sweet friends at the park.

Me, Patty, Meg & Connie

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Here we are at our share night in our jammies, that is always fun.

I just love being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and can not even express what it has brought to our lives, the friends, the memories, the free trips, and the extra income that allows me to stay at home. 

If you are thinking about becoming a Demonstrator I would love to have you join my Di's Country INKers family.  I have Demonstators all over the US, and they are the best team.  I can't say best girls anymore, cause we have a guy now too.

Here's a bit more information on the Free Big Shot special that is going on only until October 31.

Check out more information here.



If you've been looking for an opportunity to do what I do, while getting a 20% discount on your favorite products, now is the perfect time! During October, you'll get a FREE Big Shot when you join my awesome Stampin' Up! family as a Demonstrator.

Use the Big Shot die-cutting machine and Stampin' Up!'s exclusive dies (dies are sold separately) to create uniquely beautiful projects in a flash.

In addition, the new-demonstrator Starter Kit--a steal at just $175--contains over $345 worth of stamp sets, card stock, ink, accessories, and business supplies-everything you need to start your new business.

There are so many benefits of being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, including

  • A 20 percent product discount!
  • A free monthly issue of Stampin' Up!'s demonstrator-only magazine, Stampin' Success!
  • Sneak peeks at brand-new products!
  • Invitations to exclusive Stampin' Up! events!
  • Regular get-togethers to stamp!
  • Free access to an online community of 30,000+ crafters/stampers and creative artists, as well as 160,000+ project samples!
  • Plus, access to an exclusive video and training for your new Big Shot!

Don't miss this BIG deal! Contact me today to learn how you can take advantage of this great opportunity and get your FREE Big Shot! I would love to answer any questions you might have.

Don't forget about your free stamp set as a Welcome gift from me for joining my team (free stamp set is an incentive from me only and not Stampin' Up!)

Joining is easy and can be done on-line and you can begin placing orders right away!

Have a great Tuesday!

Hugs, Di


Mimeograph Monday - Cover Girl

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Today was fun, I met my friend Melissa (Hi Mel!) and we spent our Gelato Groupon, we ran errands in Joannes, and I also ran into a friend of mine that I have not seen in a while, Hi Sheri! Then I had to go to Price Club, I have been needing to go for a while and boy it doesn't take long to spend over a hundred bucks eh?

Then back home for supper, and then to watch "Once Upon a Time" Did you watch it?  That was good eh?  It is neat how they have the characters intermingled, and love how we guess who they are now. I can't wait till next week, but before then we have "Revenge" on Wednesday and then "Grimm" debutes on Friday, that looks good too.

Since I missed my Mimeograph Monday card last week I was determined not to this week.  So I didn't have to look very far for a card to copy...this comes right off the cover of this year's Idea Book & Catalog.

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I love all the layers, and the textures.

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Stamp Set: Creative Elements

Paper: Naturals Ivory, Pink Pirouette, Peach Parfait, Soft Suede, First Edition DSP, Mocha Morning DSP

Ink: Calypso Coral, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Peach Parfait, Soft Suede

Misc: Crumb Cake Seam binding, Antique Brads, Pearls, Boho Blossoms punch, Decorative Label punch, Itty Bitty Shapes punch, Designer Frames Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

Don't forget you only have one more week to get your Free Big Shot when you join my team of Demonstrators. I would love to have you join my family and to talk to you about it.

I am almost finished reading The Hunger Games, and I am determined to finish it tonight.

Have an awesome Monday and thanks for stopping in.

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Happy Birthday BFF!

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Another birthday today, but this one I can't celebrate...well I can, but it's not the same when the birthday girl lives in another state. This is a picture when I was back in PA last year, we were farting around taking some fun pictures.  Good memories, good times! Eh Trac?

Tracy & I
My BFF turns!  I love you and miss you and can't wait till you get here in February, I hope my face clears up by then, that facial sure made a mess of my face, geesh.  Jeff said "that'll teach you".

We took Eric to supper at Famous Dave's BBQ, the food is so good and look at the fun birthday dessert. Eric was so tired, he spent the day at Amazing Jakes, so he didn't even eat his dinner, he boxed it up to eat it later, but the dessert put a smile on his face. We were teasing him it was all a trick to burn his beard off, but he didn't fall for it.

Cool eh? Oh another thing that makes him smile...

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Shopping for Wii game stuff. He likes these Spylander or something things, and he wanted a few more, so we headed over to Best Buy afterwards, and good thing, Green Lantern is out and Jeff wanted it so he waited in the car and I surprised him with it.

I had stamp club today and the girls made a few cards, one of them was this one that I cased from Becky Roberts' swap from Founder's Circle.  Love it Becky and love you too!

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Stamp Set: Hello Doily, Field Flowers

Paper: Whisper White

Ink: Early Espresso, Certainly Celery

Misc: Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder

Isn't that a gorgeous and simple card?

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 The saying is perfect for Tracy's birthday. "My thoughts are happiest when you're in them" and that is true.

Well I better sign off and head to bed, we just finished watching The Green Lantern, it has one of my favorite actors in it...the handsome hunky Ryan Reynolds, maybe you remember this fun picture my friend and photoshop extroidonaire Russ Jones did. It looks so real doesn't it? It's really Russ in front of me and he put Ryan's face there.  Oh a woman can dream eh?

Ryan Reynolds

Have a blessed Sunday and thanks for stopping in.

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OMG! How Can He Be 23?

Yes, Eric turns 23 today, what the heck? Geesh I was 23 when I had him.

It does not seem that long ago that he was:

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 a baby...

...and then a little boy...

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So Jeff said "smile Eric or we won't go"

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So this is better, look at that danged beard, he won't shave it, we think he wants to be Dumbledore. At least we got him to shave the sides of his face. Happy Birthday Hairy, I mean Eric.  We love you!

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So the guys went outside and I said "hey let me take a picture of you together" Aren't my two men handsome? Cause Eric ain't a baby or a little boy anymore. Although he will be to me.  We had his yearly IEP the other day, and one of our goals is to get him where he can move into a group home. If you are new to my blog, Eric is learning disabled and he also has apraxia so he won't be able to live by himself.  So whenever we talk about him moving out, I get excited sometimes only cause I think , wow that means the guest bathroom will stay cleaner longer than a few hours, or I'll get up and all the left overs in the fridge will not be eaten all up, or I'll look in the freezer and not find empty ice cream bar boxes, but then I also think, oh my gosh, what if someone takes advantage of him, what if someone hurts him, and I get so scared, and think...well maybe pee on the toilet seat is not that bad...well unless I sit in it....ewwww grossss.....but you know what I mean.  I guess all Mother's go through it, but with Eric he trusts everybody, and even though we try to teach him to be cautious he still thinks he is invinsible. 

OK enough of my blabbering and blubbering. 

Wanna hear something funny?  So the guys are at the football game I ran over to Kohls and Steinmart to pick the guys up some clothes and I figured I'd go through the McDonalds drive thru.  It is starting to get dark so I pull in and stop at what I think is the speaker dealie, and I almost....almost started to give my the garbage can.  Thank goodness I noticed it was not lit up and the menu was up further or I swear I would have shouted into it.  Hello, Hello.....

Well I am gonna sign off and head to bed, I have stamp club tomorrow.

Have an awesome Saturday and thanks for stopping in.

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