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December 2016

Christmas Party with my TEAM!!!

We had such a great time earlier this month at the TEAM Christmas party - always one of my favorite events of the year!!! We had amazing food....

 

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 Fun games...

 

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Blind stamping competitions...

 

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A gift card holder swap...

 

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Handmade gift exchange...

 

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Lots of fun and a whole lot of cheer!

As we wind down 2016 - I'm looking forward to a new year filled with good health, family and friends.

Wishing you a HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

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Feature Friday - Pop Up Card

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Here's another SNEAK PEEK for you today - BALLOON ADVENTURES. This is one of the new bundles going live on January 4th in the Occasions Mini Catalog. Did you get your catalog yet? It should be arriving in your mailbox before January. Please contact me if you didn't get one yet!!

I am amazed at how easy this set of thinlits is to use. You can whip up a card in a few minutes with ease. And it's so fun - I love balloons and presents! This thinlit set coordinates with the Balloon Bouquet punch too.

 

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Here's a video showing you how to use the pop-up thinlits:

  

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DIMENSIONS:

  • Tip Top Taupe 8-1/2 x 5-1/2
  • Whisper White 8 x 5, scored at 4"
  • DSP 2 @ 1/2 x 4-3/4

 

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A Year In Review

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Here's another one of my favorites from 2016. I love this little set - a gorgeous card and matching treat. I had so much fun making this duo of love!

 

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Wait...WHAT? & Joke of the Week

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I have a quick tip today to get rid of  annoying wrinkles in your ribbon and twine:

 

If the video doesn't play - click here to go to my blog to watch it: VIDEO

 

A Joke

 

John Cassis is one of our nation's finest motivational speakers. 
 
He told a story recently about a time when he was serving as one of the chaplains for the Chicago Bears during their glory years of the 80's. 
 
As John tells it, Coach Ditka was about to deliver a locker room pep talk one day.    He looked up and saw defensive tackle William "Refrigerator" Perry.  How could he not see him?  At 338 pounds the Fridge stood out even in a crowd of pro football players.  Ditka gestured to the Fridge.  "When I get finished," he said, "I'd like you to close with the Lord's Prayer."  Then the coach began his talk. 
 
Meanwhile, Jim McMahon, the brash and outspoken quarterback, punched John Cassis.  "Look at Perry, " McMahon whispered, "he doesn't know the Lord's Prayer." 
 
Sure enough, Perry sat with a look of sheer panic on his face, his head in his hands. He was sweating profusely.  "Everybody knows the Lord's Prayer," said Cassis to McMahon in disbelief.  After a few minutes of watching the Fridge leaking  several gallons of sweat, McMahon nudged Cassis again. "I'll bet you 50 bucks Fridge doesn't know the Lord's Prayer." 
 

As Cassis tells the story, he stops to reflect on the absurdity of it all: "Here we were sitting in chapel and betting 50 bucks on the Lord's Prayer." 
 
When Coach Ditka finished his pep talk, he asked all the men to remove their caps.  Then he nodded at Perry and bowed his head.  It was quiet for a few moments before the Fridge spoke in a shaky voice,  "Now I lay me down to sleep. I pray the Lord, my soul to keep."   
 
Cassis felt the tap on his shoulder.  It was Jim McMahon. "Here's the 50 dollars,"   he whispered. "I had no idea Perry knew the Lord's Prayer." 
 

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A Year In Review

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Well it's almost time for a NEW YEAR and I think is always fun to go back over the last year and revisit some of my favorite projects. This one uses a FOLDER TAPPING TECHNIQUE. It's an easy way to get a shabby chic look.

 

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Take a look back at this easy technique - you can watch my video here:

 

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Here's the inside:

 

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Project Sheet Monday

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I hope you had a fantastic Christmas!!!! We had a wonderful time at my mom's house. Lots of food, fun, and family!!! 

 

Thank You Card

Supplies

  • Stamp Sets – Window Shopping (142920)
  • Card Stock – Whisper White (100730), Daffodil Delight (119683), Basic Black (121045)
  • Stamp Pads – Daffodil Delight (126944), Basic Black (140931)
  • Misc -  Dimensionals (104430), Tombow Liquid Glue (110755),  Big Shot (143263), Falling Petals Embossing Folder (142761), Layering Squares Framelits (141708), Sprinkles Embellishments (142741), Mini Paper Clips Combo Pack ( 142766), Sending Love Ribbon Combo Pack (142737), Stamp a ma Jig ( 101049)

Measurements:  

  • Daffodil Delight 8 1/2” x 5 1/2” 
  • Whisper White 5 ¼ x 4
  • Square Layers:  Whisper White 2 5/8” Square, Daffodil Delight Scallop 2 ¾” Square, Basic Black Scallop 3” Square

Instructions

  1. Emboss Whisper White layer using the Big Shot and the Falling Petals embossing folder.  Adhere this layer using liquid glue to Daffodil Card base.
  2. Stamp Flower on Stamp a ma Jig in both directions.  Then stamp, using the Stamp a ma Jig two flowers facing each other.  Next stamp Phrase using Basic Black ink and then cut out using the Layering Squares Framelits and the Big Shot.  You’ll also want to cut out the other two Scallop squares. Adhere each layer to the next.  
  3. Tie a small bow using the White Ribbon from the Combo pack and loop through the paper Clip.  Clip this to the upper right corner.
  4. Adhere all three layered squares to the card base using Dimensionals.  
  5. Using just a dot of Liquid Glue, adhere the Sprinkles Embellishments in place at the center of both flowers.

  

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Pretty Birthday

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Merry Christmas Eve!!!!

Here's something that's not Christmasy...a gorgeous birthday card that I received a while back in a swap. I LOVE the colors used to create this card...it's just so pretty! I love the font on the HAPPY BIRTHDAY - this greeting is from the BETTER TOGETHER stamp set shown in the Product List below. It's a GREAT all around greeting set. The flowers and leaves come from the SWIRLY BIRD bundle.

 

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Feature Friday Video - Octagon Gift Box - SNEAK PEEK!

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I found this cute little octagon box online and had to give it a try...guess what? It's easy peasy lemon squeezie!!! It uses the Gift Bag Punch Board - there are so many cute things you can make besides gift bags with this jewel.

I'm using the NEW Balloon Adventures stamp set with the NEW Party Animal Designer Series Paper - super cute right?

 

I have a short video that shows you just how to make it here:

 

If the video doesn't play - you can go to my blog and watch it there by clicking HERE.

 

Box Dimensions:

  • Inside Box (Whisper White) - 4-1/4 x 10-1/2 scored at 2, 4, 6, 8 & 10 on the long side and at 1-3/8 on the short side
  • Outside Box (Emerald Envy) - 4-1/4 x 11 scored at 2-1/16, 4-2/16, 6-3/16, 8-4/16, & 10 5/16 and at 1-3/8 on the short side
  • Party Animal Designer Series Paper panels - 1-3/4 x 2-5/8

Card Dimensions:

  • Crushed Curry - 5-1/2 x 8-1/2
  • Party Animal DSP 1-1/2 x 5-1/2
  • Pacific Point, Tangerine Tango, Emerald Envy scraps

 

 ***The Balloon Adventures Bundle and Party Animal DSP are not available until January 4th.

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Merry Moose - TOO CUTE!

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Isn't this stinkin' cute??? I found this while I was going through my photo gallery - I forgot to share it with you - OH MY! I didn't make it - it's a swap card that I received in October.

 

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I know you most likely have your Christmas cards done....right? But this is such a cute little bundle that you might want to add it to your stamping stash!

 

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Both the stamp set and punch are on the YEAR END CLOSEOUTS!!!

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Wait...WHAT? & Joke of the Week

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It's Wednesday and that means it's a great day for a stamping tip!!! 

Do you ever have this happen?.....

 

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Watch this short video to see how easy these are to put back together and for some other great tips on ink pads!

 

 

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Your Yearly Dementia Test!

(only 4 questions this year)

Yep, it's that time of year again for us to take our annual senior citizen test.

 

Exercise of the brain is as important as exercise of the muscles.

As we grow older, it’s important to keep mentally alert.

If you don’t use it, you will lose it !!!
 

Here is a very private way to gauge how your memory compares to your last test.

Some may think it is too easy, but the ones with memory problems may have difficulty.

Take this test to determine if you’re losing it or not.
 

The spaces below are so you don’t see the answers until you’ve answered.


 

OK, RELAX, clear your mind and begin.


 


 


 


 


 


 

#1. What do you put in a toaster ?


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 

Answer: 'bread.' If you said 'toast', just give up now and go do something else.


 

And, try not to hurt yourself.  If you said, bread, go to Question #2.


 


 


 


 


 


 


 

# 2. Say 'silk' ten times. Now spell 'silk.' What do cows drink ?


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 

Answer: Cows drink water. If you said 'milk,' don't attempt the next question.


 

Your brain is already over-stressed and may even overheat.


 

Content yourself with reading more appropriate literature such as Women's Weekly or Auto World.


 

However, if you did say 'water', proceed to Question #3.


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 

# 3. If a red house is made from red bricks and a blue house is made from blue bricks and a pink house is made from pink bricks and a black house is made from black bricks, what is a green house made from ?


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 

Answer: Greenhouses are made from glass.


 


 


 

If you said 'green bricks', why are you still reading this ??? PLEASE, go lie down !


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 

But, if you said 'glass,' go on to Question #4.


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 

# 4. Please do not use a calculator for this for it would be cheating:


 


 


 

You are driving a bus from New York City to Philadelphia.


 

In Staten Island, 17 people got on the bus.


 

In New Brunswick, 6 people get off the bus and 9 people get on.


 

In Windsor, 2 people get off and 4 get on.


 

In Trenton, 11 people get off and 16 people get on.


 

In Bristol, 3 people get off and 5 people get on.


 

And, in Camden, 6 people get off and 3 get on.


 


 


 

You then arrive at Philadelphia Station.


 


 


 


 


 

Without going back to review, how old is the bus driver ?


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 

Answer: Oh, for crying out loud!


 


 


 


 


 


 


 

Don't you remember your own age?!?! It was YOU driving the bus!


 


 


 


 


 


 


 

If you pass this along to your friends, pray they do better than you.


 


 


 

PS: 95% of people fail most of the questions!


 

Sorry for all the spaces. You'd be tempted to cheat otherwise.

 

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