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Locked in my Craft Room….

I’ve been hiding out in my craft room all day today to get these cards finished and posted.  I have 8 things to post today, this completes the choices for my MEGA Christmas Card Class.  If you receive my newsletters, the registration form should be coming to your inbox very soon!

CARD 1 – Greeting Card Kids

I love this stamp set….Before today, I hadn’t really taken much time to play with it.  I think these kids are so sweet!  I will be spending more time with this stamp set in the next couple of weeks!


CARD 2 – Christmas Wishes


CARD 3 – Bells & Boughs, Poinsettia


CARD 4 – Merry Christmas Postcard


CARD 5 – Punch Pals Snowman


CARD 6 – Scenic Season/Welcome Christmas


CARD 7 – Punch Pals Pocket Card/Gift Card Holder


PROJECT 8 – Calendar

My good friend Susan Santello gave me this cute little Desk Calendar.  I’ll be offering this as one of the projects for my class.  These would be great Teacher Gifts, stocking stuffers, or send it as a Christmas card…’re friends will remember you all year long!  These will fit into an envelope prior to taping together, so it can be mailed very easily.



Extreme Make Over Blog Edition!!

Many Thanks to Michelle Laycock  for my new look!

I’ve been “bloggers Awol” for a number of months…….

Here I am ~~ I’m back!

I’ve said it before, and I still don’t get it…. How in the world do all these busy stampers keep up with all their classes, project designing and blog posting.  Not to even mention their husbands, their children, cooking & cleaning, laundry, and soccer & scouts, birthday parties, and on and on and on!!  I don’t know, but my hats off to you!

We had a very busy summer then jumped right into the school year — and somehow it got to be October already!!

One of the highlights of the past couple of months for my girls and me was travelling from home (in California) to South Carolina to visit with my Grandma and help her celebrate turning 100 years young!

My Grandma, my mom, myself and my girls

(doesn’t Grandma look great!!)

My mom wanted to do something special for everyone who attended and she asked if I would design a little favor for everyone who came.  But since she was planning to make 100 of them, “please keep it simple!”  🙂

My mom did a fabulous job making 100 of these little gifts….. The guests loved them!!

Enjoy your day — give someone special an extra hug today!  🙂


Portfolio Project for August Classes……


We’ve really enjoyed doing this beautiful card portfolio in my classes this month.  I have a couple of more classes before the end of the month, if you’re interested in coming and making your own, let me know by sending me an e-mail.

Out of town?  Not a problem, this can be a “class by mail”, send me an e-mail for the details!

The original design came from Andrea Walford. Check out her website at  Sunny Stampin’ Inc. She has lots of great ideas and fun tutorials.

This project uses Stampin’ Up!’s Simple Friendship Stamp Set.  And features 4 matching note cards with a place to put the envelopes and postage stamps.

The Stampin’ Up! colors used are Chocolate Chip, Kraft and Very Vanilla, with Bella Bleu Designer Series Paper.

I’ll post pictures of the 4 cards tomorrow.

Until then…..Have a Happy Day!  🙂