Saturday, September 29

New Stuff

I recently started selling some of my decorative painted stuff at a local shop - The Wild Ivy Gift Shop. They sell alot of home crafted items on consignment, antiques and other fabulous gift items. I have several fall items at her store. Here are two items I finished this morning and took down to her.
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Friday, September 28

Fall Cleaning

A couple of times a year, I go through all of my rubberstamps and sell the ones I no longer use much.. that way I can buy new ones :) . I took advantage of Ebays Free listings yesterday and listed some for auction. Check out Ebay. My user ID is Tolep8nt.
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Thursday, September 27

Blog Candy

To celebrate National Stamping Month; I am going to give away a set of the CTMH September Stamp of the month - Doodle Alphabet. These are Acrylic and are used on clear blocks. Leave a comment and I will draw a random number Monday night, October 1st for a winner. Please do not log in anonymous. I need to be able to know who wins! Good Luck!!!
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Look what I got this week! I have several new stamp sets from different company's. Now I've got to get busy stamping!!!!

These lovely stamps are from Impression Obsession. Snowflakes and Damask Floral by Leigh Hannan.

This is Goodness of Life. Close to My Heart # C1286

I bought this set from Ebay seller - Jacksonbelle embelishments . Lizzie Anne Designs
Little Bits - Jolies Fleurs

Another CTMH set Playful Petals # C1288

And my newest discovery from Plum Purdy. Too Much Snow # 111 and Witchy Treats #109

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National Stamp Month

Only a couple more days to take advantage of CTMH's September campaign t0 celebrate National Stamp month!
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Happy 50Th Birthday

Today is my special friend and co-workers 50th Birthday!! Happy Birthday Tamara Sandusky!! You go girl! You're still Fabulous!!!
Have an awesome day!!

I used my cute little stampendous bee stamps to create this fun little card. Choc CTMH Cs and some great B&T that I bought at my LSS.
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Tuesday, September 25

Great Grandma

My mom is in town this week. She arrived Saturday and will be here all week. She was introduced to Great Grandson Carter Saturday evening. My sister and her kids came over Sunday. You can guess who the main attraction was.

Cristie and the girls

The happy little family
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Sunday, September 23

He Loves Me

I created this card using CTMH Black CS. I used Technique Tuesday stampset Loves Me, Loves Me Not Small- and a Black Gingham brad from Hot off the Press.
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New Cards

My daughter Ash has this really cute shirt that I thought would make a great card. The print is alot like the Stampin Up set Artfully Asian. I used the CTMH colors Chocolate Brown, Indian Corn Blue, Olive, Gold Rush and Autumn Terra Cotta to create B&T paper to match the shirt. I then used a blender pen to paint the fall leaves. I cut them out and mounted on the terracotta cs.
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Saturday, September 22


I found out about this offer on Confessions of a Ribbon Addict several weeks ago. Its an offer from Senseo. You take a survey and possibly get a free machine. I am getting one!! I just had to pay shipping. I just checked my DHL delivery schedule and will be receiving it later today. It looks like the survey is still on their Website. Maybe you have a chance of winning, too!!
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1. YOUR ROCK STAR NAME: (first pet & current car) -
Daisy Sonota

2.YOUR GANGSTA NAME: (fav ice cream flavor, favorite cookie)

Vanilla Oreo

3. YOUR “FLY Guy/Girl” NAME: (first initial of first name, first three letters of your last name)


4. YOUR DETECTIVE NAME: (favorite color,favorite animal) -
Twilight Bunny

5. YOUR SOAP OPERA NAME: (middle name,city where you were born)-
Susan Pocatello

6. YOUR STAR WARS NAME: (the first 3 letters of your last name,first 2 letters of your first) -


7. SUPERHERO NAME: (2nd favorite color, favorite drink put “The”)

The Sweet Leaf Latte

8. NASCAR NAME: (the first names of your grandfathers)-

Clyde Wesley

9. STRIPPER NAME : ( the name of your favorite perfume/cologne, favorite candy)

Eternity Tootsie

10.WITNESS PROTECTION NAME: (mother’s & father’s middle names )

Mae Wendel
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Friday, September 21


I created a tutorial of the Origami Christmas Tree card pictured on my blog dated Sept 2. If you are interested, Post a comment with your email address and I will send you a word document.
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Plum Purdy

One of my favorite Artists is Renee Mullins at Plum Purdy. I have painted and sold many of her projects. She has fabulous books and pattern packets for sale on her website; along with surfaces to complete them. I just recently discovered that she now has a line of rubber stamps!!! Guess what I'll soon be ordering!!!!
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Wednesday, September 19

Card Swap

I organized a cardswap with a few girls I work with at Winco Foods. There was 7 of us that participated. Some are new stampers some are experienced. We had alot of fun.
Enjoy their talent!
Thanks, Barb, Diana, Kim, Charlene, Judy, and Carol

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Tuesday, September 18

Going Home

Today is homecoming! Eric and Jenn got to take Carter home today. Here are a couple more pictures of the darling!!
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Happy Birthday Carol

Today is my friend Carol Eakin's 40th birthday!!! Welcome to forty something!!!! She also works for the Fabulous Company, Winco Foods. Here is the birthday card I made for her.
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Sunday, September 16

Catching up!

Whew! Its been a busy weekend; mostly spent down at the hospital. I needed to make cards because I have six co-workers that are having birthdays the next two weeks.
Some of them read this so I have to be careful which ones I post. Here is one of them I created this afternoon. I used my new scallop circle punch.
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Saturday, September 15


Carter Ryan Davis. 7lbs 1 oz. 20 inches. Jenn just wouldn't dilate past 7 so ended up having a c-section. They are both doing very good! he's beautiful. Here is a sneak peak. Eric looks so proud!!
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Friday, September 14


Today Eric and Jenn came to my work and picked up the baby quilt that I made for them. They loved it! I showed off the 9 month preg belly to my coworkers. She looked like she hasn't dropped at all. She said she felt like she would be pregnant forever. She had the opportunity to have her membranes scratched but chose not to because Eric wasn't at the appointment with her yesterday. The doctor said no change. Still dilated to a 1. The doctor told her he would do it next week if she wants. Her due date is Monday the 17th. About 30 minutes ago (6:30pm) she called me and told me her water broke. My son is a jokester and has called me the last couple of weeks so I said. Did Eric put you up to this? You're kidding right? She said "Would I joke about something like this???"
After visiting me at work they went to eat and her lower back was starting to hurt a little bit. Eric told her maybe she's going to start labor and she better eat because it could be a long time before she'll be able to eat again. They went to Home Depot after and were walking around looking at a few things and she said she felt like maybe she pee'd a little bit. She told Eric to see if he could see anything. She said he got down on his hands and knee's to look. Everyone in the store was looking at him. She said to him. "What are you doing? Get off of your knees! Stand up! " (I about died laughing when she told me that) She went into the bathroom to look and there was just a little spot in her panties. They drove home and she did a few things around the house. Her mom has been out of town and just flew in this afternoon so she called her to update her on everything. Her mom told her she probably did just pee a little bit. As soon as she hung up the phone her water broke. It was like a damn and gushed out full force. Thank goodness she was at home. I asked her where Eric was. She said that he was freaking out and outside mowing the lawn! I told her he's just burning some nervous energy. They're heading down to the hospital soon and will keep me updated. So.... It wont be long before baby Carter will be making his appearance in this world! Love Grandma!
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Wednesday, September 12


I did it! I made my very first sewn quilt. I made tied quilts for my kids when they were babies, but let me tell ya! This was an adventure! Actually I was surpised how easy it was. The worst part was cutting out all of the squares. 156 in all! (including the batting!) whew! I'm taking it over to Eric and Jenn tomorrow. The count down is on! only 5 days until due date!! One side is all red with banana's, the front side is the ragged side. The monkey print is a real pretty green; about the color of Sweet leaf if you know CTMH products.
(click on the picture to get a closer view)
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Tuesday, September 11

Feeling Better

I've had the flu for the last 3 days. I'm starting to feel much better so that I can go back to work tomorrow. I made a couple of cards today. This first one was made using CTMH My Acrylix - A Birthday Wish. Chocolate and Cranberry CS

The second card is made using CTMH My Acrylix - Lovely Buckles and September Stamp of the Month - Doodle Alphabet
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Saturday, September 8

What Was I Thinking???

Last weekend Eric and Jenn came over for a BBQ - we were talking about all the stuff they've received for Carter and what they still need. Eric was saying that nobody gave them a homemade quilt/baby blanket. :( He remembers his as a child and how much he loved it and he thinks Carter will be deprived! :(
I ended up going to the fabric store and found the cutest sock monkey fabric! The sales clerk explained to me how to make a rag quilt and how easy it would be to make. I gave in and bought everything to make one. You've got to understand... I DON'T SEW!! I hem pants and mend. That is about it, unlike my mom and sisters that can sew any and everything!!! What am I thinking?? It sounds easy.. We'll see! I spent the last couple of hours cutting all of the 9x9 squares. Whew! that much is done!! The front will be the green and brown squares. The back will be the red with banana's. I like different, as you can tell. I didn't want it to be the usual pastel blues. This will definitely be an adventure!! Wonder how long it will take me?? I'll post the finished product when I'm done. The baby is due in 9 days!!
Click on the Picture and you can see the detail of the fabric a little better.
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Friday, September 7

Ribbons Galore!

I am always trying to find the best way to organize! I am an origanization queen!! LOL!!! I found woooden clothes pins at my local Dollar store. $1 for a twenty! What a great way to wrap ribbon. I put them in glass jars that I found on clearance by color group. Much easier to work with. Now I just have to find time to wind all of it!!!!
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Look What I Got!!

Mr Brown brought my September Campaign Special last night. You can buy this only during the Month of September; National Stamping Month. Check out My Close To My Heart Website to learn how! Who can resist the magical appeal of a homemade greeting card? In this complete kit you have everything you need to create 16 exquisite original cards (2 each of 8 designs.)
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Monday, September 3

Christmas Card Class

I am having a Card workshop October 20th. See My CTMH for more
details. We will be making 5 of
each card. If we have time. I will teach everyone how to make the Origami Christmas Card.
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Sunday, September 2

The Great Pumpkin

I found this cool Triangle Trifold tutorial on Beate's site. I thought I would give it a try and create a Halloween card. I have one stamp set I bought at my LSS. Clear Stamps - Halloween Boogie. Well, I better stop stamping for awhile. Yesterday was Ash's 21st Birthday. The kids are coming over and we're going to BBQ and have cake. I better get busy!!
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Oh Christmas Tree

Last night I was reading what seems like 100's of blogs! I came across a tutorial for an origami Christmas Tree. I decided to make the card today. I have the directions in my head. I would like to give the person credit, but do you think I know what blog it was on??? I've searched for the last 30 minutes! To no avail! If anyone knows, please leave a comment and I will give her credit for the fabulous instructions! It was alot of fun to make. I used CTMH X5802 - Creative Basics - Holiday B&T, Z1290 - Sparkles, D1226 - Magical Season (October SOTM), 1301- Bamboo CS, 1272 - Cranberry CS, and Yellow Stickles I bought a couple of days ago at my LSS.
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Saturday, September 1

National Stamping Month

September is National Stamping Month!! Check out MY Website!! Enter daily contests to win free prizes. Each day you can learn new stamping tips. Enter for the grand prize of $1000 worth of Close To My Heart Products!! What a great way to CELEBRATE!!
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I'm coordinating a card swap with a group of girls that I work with. We can use, any paper, any stamps, any sentiment. We have to make 14 each. 7 of us are participating. This is the first time we've done this. This is the card I've created. It uses CTMH My reflections Caprice B&T paper, now available. I used CTMH acrylix's - Sensational Seals # B1282. I love the colors. Bamboo, Chocolate, Crystal Blue and Honey.
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Baby Announcement

Here is an example of the baby announcement I made today. I wanted to do something quick and simple since we'll be making quite a few. I'm not sure if this is the final product yet. I used CTMH- Crystal Blue and Sweet Leaf CS and Stampin UP! Bundle of Joy stamps.
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