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August 2013

Fall Fest Glimmers

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We are having a big storm right now, wind blowing and rain, so will get my post ready to go incase we lose power, the TV internet is who knows.

I had to run out in the pouring rain and pick up the garbage pail that blew over and collect the garbage before it blew all I was sopping wet, but now I am in nice warm jammies and might put on a movie...if the power lasts, if not, I'll read, not bad for a Friday night eh? Feels good to just relax for a change.

Here is another of the projects from Fall Fest, this was a wintery ensemble that could be used separate or together.

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A sweet card using the banner kit everyone got as well as the new Tags 4 You set, I love this set with the matching Bracket punch.

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You can see the pretty ribbon from the kit although you can order the silver ribbon on a spool as well.

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Here is another sweet card. We wanted to use the new Festive Flurry Framelits but no way could we stamp and do them there (all Big Shotting has to be done ahead of time - hence my 1 million pieces of Big shotting I was doing...ha!) so we just used Glimmer paper, shimmery paper and the Eastern Elegance DSP instead and it turned out beautiful...

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...not to mention topped off with a new Frosted Finishes Embellishment (they got a pack of those too).

Wait there's more...

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Does this look familiar? Well at least the strips of kraft? Remember this picture?

I had to trim down our fun new chevron bags to fit inside the wood mount storage box, and it makes an adorable card storage...but wait Vanna, isn't there even more? Why yes there is Pat, how would you also like to make this adorable gift bag to carry everything home in?

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We did order the bags online, but everything else was Stampin' Up!

Aren't you blown away with this ensemble?  Speaking of blown away, I better skiddaddle and get off the computer, the wind is still blowing. The guys went to a football game, so we will see if they come home quick.

Have an awesome Saturday and thanks for stopping in.


Founder's Circle Here I Come...

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...well in a couple weeks! But look what was waiting for me when I got home from running errands today.

These are fun UPS envelopes to get cause they most always hold travel documents.

So I ripped it open and look how cute the inside envelope is, and that wide crochet ribbon, love it!


All my stuff to go to Founder's Circle.

I want to thank all my amazing customers, the best ever Downline and Stampin' Up! for helping me to earn the trip again this year.  I can hardly wait to see everyone, and I am excited cause it sounds like it is a western theme...and you know me, I love my jeans and cowboy boots...when it's not 120 degrees! Yeehaw!

Big hugs to everyone. Have an awesome Friday and thanks for stopping in.


Fall Fest - 4x4 Card Ensemble

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I thought I would start sharing the make-n-takes everyone did at Fall Fest last weekend...yes I am going to dragggg them out...I have a couple classes to design, Top Ten cards, Thank You cards, and Mini Masterpieces to make, not to mention 120+ swaps to do for Founder's draggggging it out helps I wouldn't want to just show you everything at once, how boring would that be tomorrow...when I had nothing to post! Yikes!

This is a cute 4x4 ensemble using the cute Decorative Window boxes from the Holiday catalog. Everyone made two of each card to tuck inside the box.

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I just realized I forgot to take a picture of the box alone, you can see it back there. 

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These were such cute cards and they use the Flower Shop Bundle and the Eastern Elegance DSP that everyone got a package of.

In fact these two cards were inspired by cards I received. One was a Thank you card and one was a swap card. I got the nicest card from my customer/friend Anne Harada and that card is the one we used to make the Crushed Curry card, you might not recognize it Anne but it was. Thanks Anne!  The Coastal Cabana card is based on an adorable card I got from Dena Rekow at convention. Thanks Dena! Both cards were full size cards so we had to tweak them down to make them 4x4.

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I love these colors together, Pear Pizzazz, Coastal Cabana, Smoky Slate, Basic Black and Whisper White. We just added a few dots with the chalk marker (they also received one of those) along the edge of the basic black cardstock.  Do you see that big Rhinestone? Well everyone received a Christmas Banner Simply Created Accesory Kit and we used the pieces in totally different ways other than a banner...neat eh?

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This is what you get in the kit. Well there are actually 4 rosette pieces, and 5 vintage faceted buttons, and 4 circles to do the rosettes, not sure why it is not all pictured, cause it is great deal. #132697 $9.95, but ya know what? You can get this kit for free! plus the Build a Banner Simply Created Kit. Huh? Yep but you have to act quick, you only have until August 31 to join my amazing team of Demonstrators and you can pick it for free!

Ya know what I am going to say now right?

This old gal is off to bed...ha! You know me so well.

Have an awesome Thursday and thanks for stopping in.


I'm Batty

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How could I have forgotten this little guy.


A couple years ago I got a little treat box from MAMMa and it had the cutest little bat on it and then I also found a cute bat on Pinterest from Lynda Lee....he is adorable eh? Thanks MAMMa and Lynda.

I also finally bought a new Owl punch, my poor old one finally said "whooo, whooo, please put me to rest, I have worked so hard all these years!" and I agreed, and said "thank you kind fellow, I will pass the torch onto a new punch". So I put him in a shoebox and buried him in the backyard.

Well after all that digging, I am whooped. This old girl is off to bed.

Have an awesome Wednesday and thanks for stopping in.


I Moose Tell You

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Another cute critter from my punch class, I need to go see if I have posted all of them.

This one I found on Pinterest and as best I can figure out it is from Gay Howe, it is not watermarked (please do that everyone!) and as I keep clicking it never sends me to a blog or anywhere, so I will say Gay unless someone tells me otherwise. Thanks Gay, I love the moose!

Added since original post: This is actually Linda Trienes that made the moose, thanks Linda for correcting me...Hugs!!!


So today I went and got my hair cut (much needed) and a mani/pedi (even more needed since it had been since before convention...holy moly! So then I am driving home after all the pampering and got an ocular migraine, (thank goodness I was almost home) so came straight home and took meds and to grocery shopping for me. Not sure what set it off, maybe stress of the past week or so leaving my body, or they rub my neck at the salon and it was a little more squeezy today, maybe reading on my tablet was too bright...who knows.

So this old gal is getting off the computer.

Have an awesome Tuesday and thanks for stopping in.