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Believe

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Here is another item that will be at the Maui Stampers Craft Fair. (This Sunday.). The believe banner. Just perfect for he Christmas Season.

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I love the neutral look and the combination of burlap and bling. I love it so much I think I’m gonna redesign my Christmas decor this year. (I needed to do something different anyway…)

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I only have a couple of these, so shop early! It will come with the jute to hang it. I just couldn’t get a nice picture with it hanging.

I think I’m gonna hang mine with a garland in the entry way to the kitchen. Where are you gonna put yours?

Special Valentine Delivery

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So… a while back a friend of mine asked me to make a “Baby’s First Year” scrapbook album for her daughter who is due sometime this month.  They made it as a gift for her at the shower.  For baby’s first year, I usually do a Valentine themed page for the month of February, but since this conflicted with the actual ARRIVAL of the baby, I decided to try to meld the two ideas together.  So, this is what I got…  (idea was cased from a card I saw on pinterest… but I cannot remember who)

 

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I apologize for the junky picture, (and the surrounding mess) but it is what it is.  And, I don’t have the album anymore to take another…  But, I LOVE it…  (oh… so humble I am….  snort).  For this, I used every heart framelit and punch I owned.  And, since it was a baby boy, I wanted to keep the red and pink, and girly to a minimum.  Hence the pool party, island indigo and suede…

So…  enjoy…

AND!!  I’m part of ANOTHER blog tour.  2 A MONTH now!!  (WOW).  The next one is coming up THIS Sunday.  And, it is the “Anniversary Blog” tour.  It will feature all of the stamp sets that SU is releasing every month in honor of their 25th anniversary.  They are the most popular images from different sets they’ve had over the years, plus a NEW image.  AND…  if you order the set, you get a special little card and decal… you collect 6 of these over the course of the next year, and you will get a free stamp set valued at $14.95!!  HOW FUN IS THAT!!!

So…  see you soon!

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Happy Mother’s Day!!

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Just wanted to take a moment to wish all the Mother’s, Aunties, Sisters, Neighbors, friends… Anyone who had a hand in raising another human being, a HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY.  I’m only a couple of years in, and have QUICKLY learned that it is a job that needs A LOT of help from others.  So… Thanks!!

A couple of weeks ago, Anne and I took a road trip to Cheryl’s house (WAAAAY out in Haiku…for Maui people, that’s far… for mainland people…it’s about the distance to your nearest starbucks…give or take).  She had put together a class making a vintage picture frame.  Neither Anne nor I could attend the class so she did a special session, just for us.  (Made us feel like QUEENS for the day, too…).  It was absolutely wonderful.  I am usually on the preparation side of classes, which I do enjoy, but it was nice just to go and create.  And she did all the work.  And, I gotta say, the result was nothing short of incredible.  (All thanks to her design, planning, and execution…I just put tombow on the back of the pieces and stuck them on).

I didn’t want to show this earlier as it was a Mother’s Day gift for my mother-in-law, but now that she’s seen it, I can let the cat out of the bag to the rest of the world.

Here it is:

So, it has a very vintagee, collagee, feel with a touch of pool party.  My blog photography skills have yet to be honed, but you get an idea.  The primary colors in this are soft suede, very vanilla, and crumb cake.  We did a lot of sponging edges.  The pictures are printed in sepia tones and just put in where they go!!  I had such a good time!  Thanks, Cheryl,  for a GREAT day and a GREAT gift….

Cleaning

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I am a bit embarrassed.  I am trying to clean out my stamp stuff, stamp room (a task that happens needs to happen more than I care to admit.  And when it does, it is monumental…ridiculous…and takes way too long.  Anyway, when I was cleaning I found 12 of these turtles stamped on vanilla cardstock.  They are from a hostess (longfellows? maybe?) from LAST YEAR’S catalog.  Therefore, they are not available… (but the card is!!).  Anyway.  I liked the turtles, borrowed the set from somebody, made a bunch with the intention of completing an entire card.  Well, it’s almost 2 catalogs later, and here you go:

So…  Sorry to torture you with that, but now I have the turtles made into cards and all is well with the world.  Aren’t they cute?  I feel a sense of completion now that is finished.  And now I don’t have 12 little turtles residing on my stamp desk.

Now that you are irritated that you don’t OWN this cute stamp set, just remember… the current retired list is out.  Don’t get stuck without a stamp set that you really want.  Be sure to get your hands on those retiring sets before they are gone!!

And oh…  I probably won’t make my supply order for our April 28 Smooches class till tomorrow evening… So…If you put off signing up for it and thought you were too late… email or call me ASAP.  I can get you added!  We have a few slots left.