Thursday, September 29, 2011


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Wednesday, September 28, 2011


A random word when people either don't know what to say, don't care, can't answer a question or are to lazy to form a coherent english phrase.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

What If


Saturday, September 10, 2011

The Witch is In

On Labor Day Monday, I took the day to spend with Emillee to play with some toys.  She designs for a local wood craft store and I took advantage of her amazing talent and her deep stash of goodies.

Here are the boots and the hat -
Here is the entire display - with the broom and quote

Another decor item in my house that makes me smile.  I love Halloween!

Stamp Club Day

Today I met with my stamping group to work on some new card ideas.  This is what they worked on today.  
First question is...Who sends halloween cards?Smiley from!  I am trying to help out our USPS as best as I can.  And, who wouldn't want to get one of these in the mail.  If they don't make it to the mail box...they make great Halloween decorations.

Once again, I find myself apologizing for the blurry bad photos.  Best I can do, with our poor lighting and inexpensive camera. Smiley from

Wicked Cool
This is a Center Step Fold Card - Instructions here  Looks difficult, but it turns out quite easily and very fun to do.  Can't wait to do more.

Stamps - Wicked Cool
Ink - Staz On black, Sahara Sand
Paper - Basic Black, Cajun Craze, Whisper White, Frightful Sight DSP
Accessories - Old Olive & Cajun Craze markers, rhinestones, black tafetta 3/8 in, 2 3/8 scallop circle, simply scored
side view

  Boo -
I wanted to showcase a new sizzix die in our holiday catalog.  The peekaboo frames are so cute especially when the ghost is coming out of the frame.  The owl turned ghost was not my idea, but clever none the less.

Stamps - Grateful Greetings,
Ink - Basic Black
Paper - Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black, Old Olive, Whipser White
Accessories - Owl builder punch, Billboard Sizzix letter die, 1 3/8 in square punch, 1 1/4 in square punch, postage stamp punch, Peekaboo frames Bigz L die, Old Olive, Basic black and Pumpkin Pie markers, Spider Web embossing folder. 

Fancy Flower
This stamp caught my eye immediately when I viewed the new catalog.  Had to have it!  This designer paper - Well Worn - is one of my favorites.  Gives any project a classy look. (another project to come showcasing the paper)

Stamps - Perfectly Penned, Triple Treat Flower
Paper - Well Worn DSP, Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, Not quite navy
Ink - Not quite navy, cajun craze, early espresso
Accessories - Fancy Flower punch, 5-petal flower punch, 1/2 in circle punch, Lace ribbon border punch, dotted scallop ribbon border.

I know that these cards have a lot of accessories and tools used to complete them.  One thing I always tell my customers is find a great stamp set and from the back of the catalog.  All the punches, embossing tools, ribbons, glitters, etc. are located there and that is what takes your card over the top.


Thursday, September 8, 2011

Business as Usual

  • Behind schedule
  • Washing Machine Broken - needs a new part
  • Sinus Infection - feel like crap.  I have lost complete faith in the medical field.
  • Family Birthday Party  HB Mom!
  • Stamp Club on Saturday
  • Ute Football on Saturday VS USC.  A little anxious, but excited - breaking new ground!
  • House chores need to be done
  • Ralph got a bunch of canning done and peach orange jam made.  Wowzer! 
  • Plan to go to state fair - not sure when, but it starts today.
  • Need to pick a book up at the library for book group - Russian Winter
  • Just want to sit in a hot tub and watch a good chick flick.
  • Nothing that a bowl of rocky road tillamook ice cream can't fix - at least for the moment