One down, 29 to go.

Craft fair season can be a very long process.  I have been diligently working since what, late August, trying to get ready.  Here is a cute project that I didn’t design but CASE’d.  It’s super simple (except when you are making 30 of them to start).  A few punches, scrap paper, ribbon, and pretzel bags.  One thing I love about craft fairs is getting rid of a LOT of scrap paper!!  I also used some retired stamp sets, paper and punches.  Each scallop circle punch is covering a peppermint patty (sorry Lorinda, they are fresh!).  Word of caution:  The hardest part of this project is getting the mints into the bag!  They fit a little too perfectly and it’s a pain to get them in the bag!

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Retired Product used:  Punch Pals Stamp Set, Bashful Blue Paper (can easily substitute Soft Sky 8 1/2 x 11 Card Stock), Bashful Blue 1/4″ Grosgrain Ribbon, Bashful Blue Ink Pad (you can easily substitute Soft Sky Ink Pad) and the small Tag Punch.

FTL 260 – Smile!

This card took me about 10 minutes to put together!  I knew exactly what I wanted to do when I saw the cleanandsimplestamping.blogspot.com’s sketch.  Have you heard this before?  *grins* I say it often.  Anyway, what a fun card!  I love the Tape It stamp set.  I could use it all day…. well, I could but I am getting ready for craft fair season!  LOL

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That’s it!!  Don’t you just love when a card doesn’t involve a TON of supplies?

Simply My Digital Studio Challenge

I belong to a Facebook Group called Simply My Digital Studio Challenge.  What a great group!  Kimberly Van Diepen and Heather Summers run this group and they are premier MDS’ers!!  Anyway, they posted a sketch this week and it took me all week to get to it but I got it in!  If you are on Facebook and you want to learn more about MDS, this is an AMAZING group!!  Join it today!!

The photos have been taken over the years of my friend, Cathy Casey and I.  Every one of these photos were taken at airports.  Usually at o’dark thirty!!  We travel to Stampin’ Up! Convention and Leadership just about every year!  This year we drove to Convention together!  What a hoot!!

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Inspiration

So, yesterday, I was inspired by My Paper Pumpkin’s card layout.  I wanted to do this card immediately but real life got in the way.  For some reason, I am on a cooking frenzy.  I made homemade banana bread, homemade fried chicken and I cooked Escarole and froze it (I make a yummy soup with it but had it this week.  I am afraid I won’t be able to find the escarole when I want the soup again).  Then, I started looking for something else to make.  I guess with Fall in the air, I am feeling the need to make “comfort foods.”

Anyway, this card was super simple to make.  I used Gingham Garden washi tape, Gingham Garden DSP, the Chevron Border Punch and Vintage Faceted Buttons!  Super Fun!

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September Paper Pumpkin

Yippee-Skippee!!  Another amazing box came to my door this week.  I think it came on Wednesday but I wasn’t home 😦  Anyway, I tore into this box (like I do every month) and got to work early this morning.  I have to take my son to his Jazz Band class and it starts at 6:15 AM (yes, I said, AM – believe me, this is NOT something I like to do (get up early that is)).  Of course, I had to make Banana Bread first!  That’s going to be my lunch, I think.  I mean I HAVE to taste it before I give to my children, right?? That’s what a good mom would do!  I wouldn’t want them to get sick or anything!  *giggles*

Anyway… I digress!  I made my cards two ways, landscape and portrait.  I think I like the landscape just a little bit better!  I don’t know if it’s a “room” thing (meaning it looks like there’s more room for all the elements) or if it’s a balance thing (meaning the card looks more balanced).  Either way, the cards are adorable.  They are unisex (I would say they are more masculine to me) and I know I don’t have enough “congratulation” cards, especially for what could be a “work” situation!

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My Paper Pumpkin is my creative escape (my escape from being creative… LOL) and if you haven’t joined yet, i think you should!  Click on this link:  My Paper Pumpkin Sign Up!  Don’t forget to make my your demonstrator!!  Now this card inspired me… I am going to try and post this card tomorrow.  I am planning on using the same stamp set (but i am not sure).  Don’t you just love when you do something and it inspires you to do something else?  I do!  Have a great day!

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My boys…

Tuesday, new downloads were released!  (Btw, EVERY Tuesday new downloads are released) This week’s downloads are AWESOME!!  I can’t wait to order some.  Want to see them?  Click here:  September 17, 2013 downloads.  I am super excited by the Ruffled Trim download and Festive Flurry Kit download.  Naturally, there are a few more of them in my cart….

This is a continuation of my favorite pictures.  This will be a HUGE album and you never know what’s going to go into it!  Sometimes it’s random stuff that I love… (that’s a hint for a page I am thinking of creating!)  So, no book would be complete without pictures of my boys.  Actually, I have quite a few pictures of them that will make the book!  (quite a few = 50 or so! LOL)  I love how the paper looks all crinkled!!  There is an overlay (see the links below) that is just a MUST have.  Play with the colors and opacity to really make it pop! Super fun!

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September Scrap Class

This month, I focused on putting pockets/envelopes on scrapbook pages.  This page has a journal box hidden behind the main photograph.  While this page is a fall page, it expressed how I was feeling about my vacation this summer… THANKFUL!  It was a wonderful trip and I enjoyed Maine especially!  What a beautiful place!

Creating a pocket is a breeze.  Just put Sticky Strip around 3 sides of a photo mat or photograph.  Slide a journal box behind it (I made the journal box about an inch smaller and an inch longer than the photo mat).  Done!  To make the cut corners on the journal box tag, I used the Hexagon punch.

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