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So Much Stamping (And a Little Life, Too)!

Well, I joined a gym about a month ago...I had forgotten just how much I enjoy going to the gym.  I can easily be there for an hour and a half...this sounds good, right?  Yes, but it's seriously cutting into my blog time! I guess I've chosen a healthy, fit me who doesn't have a ton of extra time over a slug me with an amazing blog! LOL

July Card Club
I am in love with these cards!  I love the colors and patterns and how simple they were to make!  That black border around the flamingo card?  I just drew two squares with a pen held loosely in my hand!















































Thoughtful Branches The upcoming Thoughtful Branches stamp and matching thinlits set is beautiful!  I saw a hydrangea card on pinterest and had to order the set immediately!  Kay and I are making "registration cuties" for the people who come to the Ronald McDonald Card Making Blow-Out on July 30.  I decided to use this set and then had to figure out what to make!










I like the composition of this and I think the gold binde…

Some Days You Have to Change Your Plans

I have a blog schedule (I do fairly well sticking to it, LOL) and decide at the beginning of each month what I'm going to blog about in each post.  This one is supposed to be about the July Paper Made Prettier Team Meeting, but I have something else I want to blog about (don't worry, I'll recap the meeting in my next post).

Today I want to talk about my upline.  One day back in August of 2013, Kay Cogbill invited me to a workshop that she had.  She had just been to Convention and was super excited. I think we decorated journals.  She led us in making them and told us about Paper Pumpkin.  I immediately signed up for Paper Pumpkin (I have to say that I was a pretty easy sell for that!).  On the door prize form I checked that yes, I was interested in becoming a demonstrator.  I think Kay panicked!  But she called m, I signed up, and we've never looked back (I call myself Patient Zero!).

Kay and I bumped along, she got a few demos and we had some team meetings along the …

My Super Secret DSP Project

For the July Paper Made Prettier Team meeting, the creative challenge was to make something with the new Designer Series Paper.  Ah, my interest was piqued, I love playing around with DSP!  Then on Saturday afternoon I went to Tuesday Morning for some 4th of July stuff (nothing like the last minute!) and saw a whole section of book boxes.  Yes!  Perfect!  I bought the smallest one because I only had a week to get it
 finished.  I vacillated between the Moroccan DSP and the Affectionately Yours DSP.  They both have great potential.

When I pulled out the Affectionately Yours DSP pages with the copper embossing on them, I decided they were perfect! I used the sheet with the large flowers for the cover and the tan one with the smaller flowers for the binding part.  I also used one of the non-embossed pages inside the book.
I cut out flowers from the DSP to embellish the book.  I added calypso coral, night of navy, and blushing bride pieces cut out with the Sunshine wishes thinlits and the…

Christmas in July

It's Too Hot Outside!

Do you know what July 25th is?  It's Christmas in July!  (It's also might be my 18th anniversary, but my husband is awesome and is letting me stamp with you that night!)  I'll turn the air conditioner down low, make hot chocolate, put on Christmas Carols, and put an apple cider melty thing in the Scentsy warmer.  I might even wear Christmas clothes!






















Let's get your Christmas cards made.  Then you just tuck them away (in a place you can find them) until Thanksgiving.  After you wake up from your nap on Thanksgiving afternoon, pull out your cards, address them, and write a tender message inside.  After you hit the Black Friday sales, stop at the post office and put them in the mail. Bam!    Your friends will be envious of your amazing organizational skills.  Then when they see that they're handmade...you will win both the earliest and the most awesome Christmas Card awards!  You're welcome.










The card class will be $15.00 for 10 cards or $2…

Weekend Stamping (with an extra day to stamp!)

This Fourth of July (Independence Day, really, but who calls it that?  no one) weekend was great!  I stamped all three days of the long weekend (because George Washington) and made some cute party stuff and three things for the Paper Made Prettier Team Meeting Creative Challenge!

Fourth of July Festivities


I woke up super early on Monday morning.  I got up and made ice cream, cleaned the kitchen, put away laundry...and then it was 8:00 AM...so I decided to make decorations!













I found some red foil paper left over from Christmas that seemed just right for this!  I cut the paper to 6"X6" squares, I then marked the 3" location on one edge.  I put the squares on the paper trimmer lining up the 3" mark and the upper right corner and cut.  Then I did the same with the other side.  A couple of holes punched, the triangles threaded through with twine, and voila! Banners!  I really love Real Red and Tempting Turquoise together.




I made pinwheels from 4" squares of Real Red…