Saturday, October 31, 2009

November Constant Campaign

Stampaganza 2009
Stamp lovers rejoice! We are making it easy to build your stamp collection and your business! Cardmakers and scrapbookers alike will love this opportunity to earn free stamps during our November campaign.

From November 3–30, 2009, customers and Consultants who purchase any two stamp sets (sizes A, B, C, D, and/or E only) at full retail price will receive a third stamp set of their choice FREE (of equal or lesser value for your entire order)—a savings of up to $22.95 US / $28.50 CAN!

The campaign runs November 3–30, 2009, for customers and Consultants.

Shipping/handling apply. Stamp sets available for FREE include: A, B, C, and D-size sets only. E-size, customizable (K), Stamp of the Month, and Art & Soul® sets are not available as the free set. Stamp sets that count toward the qualifying purchase include full-priced A, B, C, D, and E-size sets only. Stamps that do not qualify toward a qualifying purchase include Stamp of the Month, Art & Soul, Workshops on the Go™, and customized (K) stamps.

Event Calendar Workshop

I will be conducting an Event Calendar workshop on November 29th at Crossroads Church of God. These calendars are unique in that they are a place to keep up with birthdays and anniversaries and you don't have to have a new one each year. They would make an excellent Christmas gift! The cost will be $16.75 for one and I will be placing an order on November 7th to ensure that I get them in time. Contact me by email ( if you are interested in taking this class.

Below is an example of an event calendar. The one we will be making will be using different papers but the design will be the same.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

10 years ago today....

I was at the hospital in labor with my youngest daughter, Cassidy. Where has the time gone? She was 3 weeks early but my doctor induced me so I could have her v-back instead of a c-section. We could tell she was going to be another big baby (my 1st weighed 10lbs,4oz and my 2nd weighed 8lbs at 2 weeks early). After having been in labor for so long with Gabrielle, I was bound and determined to have Cassidy quicker. I even told the nurse that I didn't care what they said, I was going to have her today. And I did... at 11:59 pm. Talk about cutting it close! She was worth all the pain and trouble though.

Here is a picture of her after she was born and another on the day we went home from the hospital. Wasn't she so cute? Who would have guessed that such a sweet face could get into so much trouble? LOL!

Friday, October 23, 2009

More deer photos

Warning...don't look if you are a Bambi lover. Cassidy killed her 1st deer yesterday! She was so excited! She got the deer lined up in the scope and then her Daddy took the gun off safety and she shot it. At first they thought it was a doe but once they got to the deer, they discovered that actually it was a "button" buck to which she replied that she wanted to have him mounted. LOL!

She had to ride in the back of the truck with the deer to make sure he didn't go anywhere as they were going to pick up Poppy from his tree stand.

It's traditional to smear blood all over the hunter after their first kill but thank God Tony didn't believe in doing that. Instead he just put a little bit on her to take the picture. You should have seen her when he put it on her. She couldn't get if off soon enough. I can't blame her for that!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

The "Mack Daddy", Igloo and Mummy in a Coffin

This post is going to go from one extreme to the other so please bear with me. Remember how I told you that on opening day all they saw were does but they wouldn't shoot them because they were waiting for the "mack Daddy" deer. Well, Tony found him on Tuesday, a 10 point! He is one happy man and is bound and determined to have him mounted even though I told him he already has his allotted number of deer heads on the living room wall. LOL! We'll see who wins this battle.

Cassidy just learned about all different tribes of American Indians in school and had to pick a tribe and make a special project. She chose to make a model home and here are some pictures of the final product. I bought 3 boxes of sugar cubes and she hot glued them together around a metal bowl. She used a LOT of glue to make it stick. Her teacher said she did a great job and is putting it on display next week at our local fair along with some other classmates. Whoo Hoo!

My oldest grandson's birthday is October 29th, just 4 years and 1 day after my youngest daughter Cassidy's birthday. Since their birthdays are so close to Halloween, it lends itself nicely to have costume parties. I went to Ashley's house last night and helped her make Chandler's birthday invitations. I got the idea from here.

I think they turned out pretty cute. We cut out all the peices and all she has to do now is put them all together.

On another note, while I was there last night, Chandler started running a high temp, almost 104 degrees! Ashley took him to the doctor today and it turns out he has the H1N1 virus! The doctor said that since she brought him so quickly hopefully the Tamiflu will work. Please keep them in your prayers.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

And it begins...

Hunting season, that is. I am now officially a hunting season widow. Hunting season began this past Saturday and opening day is a big deal to my husband and both my girls. It is the day that you can win cash for killing the biggest buck. Tony came in 2nd place in 2006 and won $750.00 and has been trying hard to win 1st place and receiving the $1200.00 prize. Gabrielle has gone for the past several years and has killed a doe before but this was Cassidy's first official "opening day" and chance to kill a deer.

Unfortunately they didn't kill anything although they saw several does...just waiting on the big "mack daddy" as Tony says. So instead I will share the pictures of Tony teaching Cassidy how to shoot a gun. This was a big deal because as a small child she was always scared of loud noises and now here she is shooting a gun.

You can't really tell in this photo but she shot in the bulls-eye (aka black spot) every time she shot. Not too shabby!

Friday, October 16, 2009

I'm still alive!

Yes, I am still alive. I have just been MIA from the blogging world lately. It's funny how I am not even working full-time but don't seem to have any extra time at all.

I did make some time to stamp some Christmas cards this week. We will be making these cards at my monthly stamp club tomorrow.

Stamps: Ms Holiday Cheer
Ink: Archival Black
Markers: Tulip, Juniper, Parchment
Other: Fun Flock
Paper: Jingle Creative Basic

Close up showing Fun Flock on fur.

This card showcases the "spotlight technique".

Stamp: Merry Pursuits
Ink: Archival Black
Markers: Tulip, Juniper, Parchment
Paper: Jingle Level 2 Paper pack

This card was made using 3rd Generation stamping.

Stamps: Holiday Trinkets
Ink: Tulip
Paper: Jingle Creative Basics