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Sunday, November 28, 2010


This is the weekend after Thanksgiving. We spent the day with our friends. She is deploying this week. It was a wonderful day of food and friendship.

Friday I managed to drag out for a couple of sales at JoAnns and JCP. It was a little intense with all the crowds. I didn't really do too much damage!

Saturday I was fortunate enough to go to my LSS and spend the day at a 12 hr crop. I worked on a recipe book for my Mom and some cards for a gift I'm making. I'll try to post some pics once they are ready to go. I also spent time there with one of my best stamping buddies. We were able to catch up since her trip home to Wisconsin.
I got a lot done and it was a good group of ladies.

Today, I spent time catching up on some much needed rest and did a little stamping this afternoon. I also completed a little bird house and a tray for the holidays. I'll try to post some pictures of that too.

I hope all of you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I am so grateful for the wonderful friends that I have in my life, my family, my pets and my art. The experiences I have been blessed to have in my life are more than I ever hoped to receive.

Many Blessings to all of you,


Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Another Visit

This year I have had a chance to visit several midwest stores that specialize in stamping and scrapbooking. I traveled to Des Moines in July, Memory bound was one of my favorites there. I love Ben Franklin in Lincoln NE. I was also able to visit Stamper's Ink in Kansas City home of Riley the Moose. Love him he is so cute! Today I went to Kettering Ohio and visited Simply Scrapbooking. Beate from splitcoaststampers recommended it to me. What a wonderful store! Loads of stamps and all the "stuff" you need to go with them. Sizzix dies, cuttlebug, EK success etc....and of course paper. Lots of vintage items such as Crafty secrets and Graphic 45 as well as Webster's pages. I had a hard time choosing what I wanted to try to squeeze into my tiny carry on. But I ended up with a set from Just Rite stamps, some trim from Girls Paperie, a set of sizzix embossing folders by Tim Holtz and a bottle of Tattered angels GLAM in gold.

I can't wait to get home..finish this weeks homework and then PLAY!.

Thanks to Beate for recommending the store.... Happy Stamping!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Christmas Cards

Here are some cards I made recently. I hope you like them.

I'm still working on a few more. I hope to post those next weekend. It's hard to believe it is November. We've been so blessed to have wonderful weather. I think today was one of the top days of the year. Sunny with fall colors in abundance.

I'm still plugging away at school. I'm healing pretty well from my accident, but I have a long road ahead with the dentist.

Hope all of you are enjoying wonderful fall weather as well.