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January 2011

Sit a Minute

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Cause this is gonna be a quick post.  It's already past midnight. How does that happen? Anyway I didn't get tons done today cause the guys were here installing the cabinets, it took quite a while to get it in and that is fine. Mark is anal like me so we make a great team. He is very particular. Thursday he will put the doors on and then start on the other wall.  I thought the doors were going on today, I have learned through this whole experience, that things don't always get done on time, but so far so good, I am a little stressed and I think that is part of the neck and shoulder tension just cause everything is kinda all over the place and we have a big event coming up plus my classes, so I guess that just happens. So they had the doors open while they worked and I must have killed ten flies tonight buzzing around.

So just to quickly show you a card we did at my class last weekend, I saw a card like this by Ann Schach and I changed it a tiny bit and I love it. Thanks Ann! I love this set too.

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Stamp Set: Have a Seat

Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Cajun Craze, White Confetti

Ink: Early Espresso

Misc: White Striped brown grosgrain, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing folder, Vintage Wallpaper Embossing folder

I took the picture on my new counter without the white cardstock behind it, not sure I will always do that, but I kinda liked seeing the counter. What do you think? Maybe I'll do it with just the white background and leave the counter there? I was being quick though.

I also want to get in the habit of tidying up before I go to bed, I am so bad at just leaving what I am working on and then my brain thinks of ten more things to do the next day, so things kinda pile up, like scraps that need to be filed and stuff like that, so I am going to make a point of changing my routine to clean up or at least straighten up, I don't want to totally put stuff away just to yank it out the next day, but I definitely can do better then the past, I mean things have a place now (well at least the one wall stuff does). So I am gonna sign off, go tidy up and get my butt in bed.

I just started reading Water for Elephants, have you read it? What did you think? Jeff and I used to be carnies years ago (that is different then circus people) but still I wonder if I will remember old times as I read it.

Have a great Wednesday and thanks for stopping in!

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It's Here!

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Sale-a-Bration starts today! I love this time of the year! It means free stuff! And I don't mean free stuff you won't ever use.  This is good free stuff.

This card for instance.  I saw a card that Heather Summers did and this is my version, didn't change it much...Thanks Heather!! Don't you just love it? That scroll stamp set and that gorgeous butterfly, well that set you can get for FREE! Yep, FREE! All you need to do is order $50.00 before tax and shipping and you can pick it for free.  If this one is not your style there are many more to choose from.  But let's say this one is right up your alley. Let's figure it out ok?

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Cardstock: RIding Hood Red #111348 $6.95 Basic Black #121045 $6.95, Very Vanilla #101650 $8.50, Love Letter DSP #117162 $9.95

Ink: Basic Black #101179 $5.95, Riding Hood Red #111836 $5.95

Misc: Pearls #119247 $4.95, Vintage Trinkets #118764 $5.95, Basic Black Striped Ribbon #115615 $9.95

Stamp Set: Bliss - FREE

That came to $65.10 (if my math is right) so that is a bit over, but I am going to assume that you have the inks and maybe some cardstock so it will come down a bit.

Now I used Tiny Tags #118091 $22.95 for the little greeting, but you could use what you like, I also used the jewelry punch #117190 $10.95 but these could be add ons, or if you already have the ink and cardstock, you could switch things out. So see how quick that was to get that set for FREE?

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And by cutting the striped ribbon in half it lasts twice as long.

If you are interested in getting the stamp set Bliss for FREE, just go to my online store and you can order right on line. The Bliss item number is #121851 for wood mount of #123217 for clear mount. If you want me to put in your order, no problem, just shoot me an email to and I can do it for you. I accept Visa, MasterCard or Discover.

Today was great, I headed over to Rhonda's and we got the make n takes figured out for Spring Fling, we have just a few finishing touches and we will be all set.  We even took a break and headed over to Five Guys for Lupper (since we missed lunch we combined supper). I ate too much but I love their fries. So it is almost midnight so I will sign off for now.

Have a great Tuesday and stay warm if you live where the snow is, I won't tell you how nice the weather is here, that would be mean.

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Pretty Silhouette

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I think all my cutting is finally catching up to me, my shoulders and neck are killing me tonight, I did take a nap earlier tonight so maybe I laid wrong. So I'll post quick.

Today was a fun class (I forgot to take pictures at class the other day). I asked the girls if it was okay to post their pictures, and they said sure.

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Left to right: Jane, Pam, Michelle, Mary

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Left to right: Linda, Janet, Suzan

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Left to right: Suzanne, Denise, Dianne, Katy

They were a lot of fun and wait till I show you what Jane gave me, holy moly I couldn't believe it! I'll share that another day, I wanted to show you one of the cards they did at class.

I received a swap card from Julie Pitta and I had to do it at class I just changed it a tad, but I just loved the look of it. Thanks Julie!

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Stamp Set: Easter Blossoms, Baroque Motifs

Paper: Basic Black, Crumb Cake, Pretty in Pink, Newsprint DSP

Ink: Jetblack Stazon, Pretty in Pink marker

Misc: Oval Die, Square punch to make the fish tail cut on the banner, pearls, Eyelet Border punch

Ok, I am headed to bed, gotta get up early and head over to Rhonda's to finish up the Spring Fling make n takes. I'm hoping my neck will be better.

Have an awesome Monday and thanks for stopping in.

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Only Ryan Shupe & the RubberBand

Look at this funny video...they wore cameras on their heads during a concert and it is funny to see the different views.

They can cook in my kitchen anyday...(maybe not this particular recipe) but especially if they wear those aprons. But when Shupe opens up that packet with his mouth, I think he just got kicked out of the kitchen, "Sorry Shupe, please hand in your apron".

I love my boys and you can see how much they enjoy being together! I'm not really sure if this was a real recipe or not, and not sure if Roger was enjoying it as much as Craig and Shupe seemed to be.

Have an awesome Sunday and I'll be back tomorrow with some more cards from my class this weekend.

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Another Little Tease and My Beautiful Leadership Gifts

So here I am again with another tease.  Aren't I bad?  I guess I just want to wait till it is done to really show you, ya know? Mark dropped off my upper cabinets and the cardstock cabinet for the "cutting wall". They are not all the way installed and he needs to bring the doors, and that will be Tuesday, I stuck some stuff in them just so I could get the tables cleaned off for classes and so I could also remove some of the odds and ends furniture that I was using.  It already looks cleaner in here and less cluttery.

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This will be the cardstock cabinet, Mark is having my file cabinet so it fits inside and then the 12x12 will be on the other side.  

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This is my big shot die cupboard.

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Another view of cabinet, with mailing station too. This cabinet will be mounted on the wall, but right now it is just sitting on the counter.

I also wanted to show you the stuff I received at Leadership, from Stampin' Up! as well as my sweet friends.

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This is a few of the goodies we got from Stampin' Up! and just think they never even called my color so I didn't win a door prize and I still got all this.  We are so spoiled.

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This was our Leadership purse, we usually get a tote or a bag, and this definitely is a purse. I think that Vera Bradley made it, cause it is so just like their stuff.

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This was my matching calendar note book from Max my SAM (Service Account Manager) if you are a certain title or if you have earned the incentive trip you get a SAM.

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This was the matching wallet that we could purchase in Memento Mall. I was not going to get it, cause well it is not really my style, but with the calendar book, and then Mandy telling me I had to get it cause it would be great for running into the store without having to take your whole purse, well she twisted my rubber arm and I caved.

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This was our make n take box, and well...ummm...gulp...I still have not finished them, I am the worst, I gab and visit and I don't stamp, I would rather do it at home.  I did starch my flowers though, cause well I don't iron (clothes) so I can guarantee that I don't have any starch...corn starch yes, but not spray starch.

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Look at this pretty bag tag from my sweet girlfriend and upline Rhonda Morgan. Thanks honey bunny!

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Another sweet gift, this one is gorgeous and the picture does not do it justice it is from my (related somehow right?) Debbie Keane (maiden name Gibbs) and inside the little box is some lipbalm. Thanks Debbie!

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Oops this is the bookmark that hangs on my calendar book from my SAM. Love the key and the button embellishment.

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Look how ingenius this is, it is a hat made by "Queen" Elizabeth Freiter who is such a sweetie and she even sat and kept my BFF Tracy company when her dang flight was delayed. Thanks Liz!

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Look what it's an embellishment container, brilliant!

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Gorgeous Simply Adorned bag tag from MAMMa, we got so many compliments on our tag. I love it and I love you MAMMa.

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Some yummy chocolate from my sweet Mandy Grant, what a beautiful wrapper. Hugs girlie! See ya on the boat!

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This little present was on my pillow and it is from my sweet girlie Kim Sinclair, her and MAMMa hung out while Rhonda, Tracy, Becky and I were at Manager's Reception and Tracy and I had adjoining rooms with Rhonda and MAMMa so when we came back we had them on our pillow, it was like being on the cruise...ha!

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This is the inside, and it is actually a Clear-Mount Stamp Case #119105 you get 4 to a pack for $4.95, and it has DSP as the cover and well the chocolate is extra, yum and gorgeous. See ya in a week or so Kim, looking forward to our day!

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This little gem was made by Kim's BFF the famous Becky Roberts, so beautiful, I have a cupcake class coming up and I am thinking this would be so much fun to make. Cause look at the cupcake on it. Too fun!

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Look at the cute clothes pin covered with DSP hooked on there. Gotta love it, gotta love that Becky! Mwah!

I have more to show you, I have a beautiful bag tag from Amy and that is in another bag, I need to take more pictures, but I gotta get my butt off here and get some cards done for tomorrow, I have stamp club, bonus cards and FLICKs to do. Yowza!!!

Hey a side note, do you want Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives?  I wonder if he ever gets in that red car and starts to drive to his next Triple D place and all of a sudden, oopsee, I got to poopsee?  Cause you would think all that food he chows down on something would have to not agree with him right?

Have an awesome Saturday, I think we are going to have a nice weekend, and I hope you do too!

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