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I saw the cutest card by Heidi Baks and had to case and tweak it, thanks Heidi. 

This is a must have stamp set and punch that you can get for FREE, when Sale-a-Bration starts on January 28. A.dor.a.ble!

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Stamp Set: Banner Blast, Perfect Pennants

Paper: Shimmery White

Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Crushed Curry, Jetblack Stazon, Old Olive, Pool Party

Misc: Chalk Talk Framelits, Cherry Cobbler Bakers Twine, Pearls, Decorative Dots Embossing Folder (also a Sale-a-Bration item), Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Owl Builder punch

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A while ago I got this sweet dresser, and I wanted to get a chalkboard to put above it. My friend Julie from Julie's Home Decor to the rescue. She had emailed me before Leadership and said she had one, but I wanted to see it in person before I said yes, so I told her if it was still available when I got back it would be fate...and it was! I hung the boxwood wreath over it and then I was trying to think what to write. I can't tell you how many times I erased it...ha!

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I thought this was nice since it is right in the entryway of our house.

I gotta get off here, I have class in the morning.

Have an awesome Saturday and thanks for stopping in. 


OMG! What a blast Rhonda and I had today, so much that...I did not take one picture...can you believe it?

Oh wait I did...I took this one...

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...the channel 3 news girl, I have not found the video yet. But that is it, I took my wagon in and thank goodness cause we would never have been able to carry all our stuff. We filled it up, took it out to the truck and went back in...ha!

I think all I bought was stuff for the chicken I won't show pictures till I get it in there. Let's just say it was a lot of galvanized buckets...ha! Oh and an old galvanized wash tub for the girls to bath in. Oh yeah and a little metal chair, the lady was saying I could change the fabric and I was like "it's for the chickens, I am sure they will poop on it", she just laughed, I'll probably cover it with like a plastic table cloth fabric. I want to plant more stuff around the edge and I thought that would be neat in and around the plants so the girls can hop up on it.

Oh and yay, Jeff put the girls old ladder in the hen house and they went in and up all by themselves tonight, I am however going to sand the roosts tomorrow, get some of the paint off, might help them grip a bit, but happy they are figuring it out. The babies have about 2 more weeks in their smaller brooder, then we will move them in the smaller brooder into the run for a week so they can all get used to each other but be separated. 

I don't think I showed you my November desk top calendar.

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My sweet men, I love the picture of Jeff with the Disney castle behind him. Eric in his beard is a cutie patootie too. I'm so blessed to have them both.

Well this is a quick post so I can put my feet up, I am whooped from today, plus the men went to a football game and I can watch whatever I want on the big TV...ha!

Have a blessed Sunday and thanks for stopping in.

Something Wicked This Way Comes

Did you ever see that movie? I just remember an eyeball being in the man's palm.

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I finally finished my Halloween banner, I had the lollys made a while ago. Didn't it turn out cute?

This uses the Build a Banner Simply Created Kit #133507 as well as the Halloween Banner Simply Created Accessory Kit #132697

Here you can see them up a little closer.

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I used a sponge dauber to add my ink colors, this is Pumpkin Pie and Crushed Curry. I used Jetblack Stazon for the black.

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I liked using the Wild Wiseteria cause you gotta have some purple in your Halloween decorations. The lolly with the K was too big so I trimmed it in half and I love that look.

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My sweet friend and downline Tari Lochhead gave me the idea of putting the moon behind the bat. Thanks Tari!

Oh and look how cute this panoramic picture is of the guest room almost ready for my sister Jax.

I still have to get a couple lamps for the night stands and I think it will be done, the one in the corner is temporary. I really wanted to put in a wood floor like Eric's room but that will have to wait, Jeff says he is too old for laying wood floors, it took him a few days to recooperate after doing Eric's, so we will have to have someone do it. The picture looks a little wonky cause of the panorama thing, but still neat like you are standing in the door way.

Well this old gal has lots of stamping to do...just realized tonight I am behind on my Top Ten in the world? So gotta git.

Have an awesome Monday and thanks for stopping in.

Good Things Come in Small Packages

I wanted to show you one of the fun quick and cute make n takes from Fall Fest. Too funny though, it almost didn't get made that day. Rhonda had picked up the chocolates and then at Fall Fest, I asked her where they were and she was like "in my fridge so they didn't melt", so then her cutie patootie hubby Dave drove them over...yay Dave!

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These are just little squares of chocolate and then cover them cute with DSP and ribbon, wouldn't this be nice to set on someone's desk at work? or perhaps a teacher?

Well after showing you the green metal holder I was going to use for extra cards...I ended up returning it.  I could not find a place for it. So I brought this home instead and I knew right where it was going. What a cute little dresser eh? Heavy too, they don't make stuff like this anymore.

Now this is just me setting stuff on top, it won't probably stay there and I need to move my bubble pictures, I don't know what else to call them, but they were Granny's and they are old.  So I had this dresser there before.

So I moved it out in the front entryway, and I love it there!  What is so funny with this whole trend of painting furniture, it is not a new trend cause I remember this dresser was Poppa and Granny's and when we got it from them (probably 20 or more years ago) it was painted white and we paid lots of money to have it professionally stripped, and after that we said we would never paint wood again.

But the new to me old dresser I got today was already painted so that does not count. It looks super cute in the guest room with the bed I re-did and my night stands. Now it is hard to tell here but the bed is shabby white and the night stands are a shabby vanilla. The dresser I got today is inbetween. I was going to paint the night stands to match the bed, but now I am not sure. Does it have to be all matchy matchy? Shabby is shabby right?

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I need to holler at the girl I got the light on the left from, I would love to get another match...ha!

Well this old gal is off to bed, have an awesome Thursday and thanks for stopping in.

Toil & Trouble

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Doesn't that sound like grand kids of the Munsters?

Rhonda's swap was Fall or Halloween the other night and I saw a cute cute card by Barbara Raffman and I had to case it. Thanks Barbara.

It also uses the new Thinlits as well as the Best of Halloween set from the 25th Anniversary sets that come out each month.

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I love that the images are smaller than the originals so they pair up with the original set (if you still have it).

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I also used the Washi tape, I love that stuff, and I stamped over top of it with the Stazon pad...uber cool.

Stamp Set: Toil & Trouble, Best of Halloween, Tags 4 You

Paper: Summer Starfruit, Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black, Witches Brew DSP, Whisper White

Ink: Jetblack Stazon, Summer Starfruit

Misc: Witches Brew Washi Tape, Thinlit, Bracket punch, Rhinestone, Labels Collection framelits

Oh and look how cute this little girl is, I teased you with her yesterday, now you can see her dress.

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A few of you asked where I got her, she's from the Rustic Hutch in Mesa, they have some really cute fall stuff there now. The store reminds me so much of the awesome store I love when I go to visit my BFF Tracy in PA.

I also picked this up.

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Not sure what it was originally for? Any idea? But it will hold cards I sell perfectly. I always have a ton of Birthdays, Thank Yous and Christmas so they can go in here. Then my spinner rack will have more room for other cards.

Well this old gal is off to bed. I am reading the very last Sookie Stackhouse book and want to finish it up tonight. Last night I took a Tylenol PM and never even read but I slept all night. Felt good, no tossing and turning.

Have an awesome Wednesday and thanks for stopping in.