Monday, November 1, 2010

3x3 Trio



     Are you tired of seeing the Watercolor Trio set yet?  I can’t seem to put it down and use something else.  It’s just so easy to use and lends itself to a variety of occasions.  Like these super simple 3 x 3 note cards.  I honestly used all leftovers for these cards.  Very Vanilla and Certainly Celery card stock, Old Olive and Rich Razzleberry markers on the image.  It’s a great way to use up your scraps and perfect for adding to your customers orders.  And don’t forget to stamp the envies too! 

     Thanks for stopping in today.  I hope you’ve been inspired to use up so of those leftovers.



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Friday, October 29, 2010

He’s Alive!!!


     As I had mentioned a couple of days ago, I’ve been dutifully creating these adorable friendly Frankenstein treat boxes.  I’ve made enough for Adam’s classroom and all the super ladies that help me collect, count, cut and sort labels and box tops each week.  There are a few more for PTA gals that I see on a weekly basis and a few staff members as well.  Yes, you can say that I’ve mass produced! :)

100_2187     I cannot take credit for these cuties.  I first saw him on SCS in this post.  Of course, I had to change mine up slightly and turn them horizontally.  This allowed me to add the hardware (retired silver eyelets) to the sides.  The eyelets serve no purpose and are merely just for looks.  They don’t hold the box closed.  The boxes stay closed on there own.  I used the Pillow Box Die and my Big Shot to crank these cuties out.  The eyes and nose are 3/4” circle punch in the retired Green Galore (retired) and Whisper White.  The Basic Black eye spot is 1/2” circle punch with a ‘gleam’ of White Gel Pen.  The scars and smiles were hand drawn using the Basic Black Marker.  The hair is a strip of Basic Black that I trimmed using a pair of decorative scissors that haven’t seen the light of day until now.  I’ve added a little bit of Green Galore sponged onto the cheeks, nose and eyelids.  He is stuffed with five yummy Jolly Rancher ® hard candies.

I’m sure the kids will love them.  I’m certain the adults will too!  Who wouldn’t?  Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you’ve been inspired to put a smile on someone’s face!

Haunting Hugs,


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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Pretty Poppy Parade!


     Out of the three sets of Thank You’s that I’ve made recently, I really am loving this color combination the best!  You can see the other two sets in these previous posts, DSP Thank You’s & Concord Crush Thank You Set

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      For these, I’ve used the Poppy Parade DSP from the Designer Series Paper Pack – In Color (level 1 Hostess item), Pear Pizzazz and Whisper White.  I have accented with Daffodil Delight – Brights Brads and paper piercing.  The stamp set is again, Watercolor Trio.  I’ve inked the stamp up using Pear Pizzazz and Poppy Parade markers and then added the butterfly in Daffodil Delight classic ink

     I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the look of this set!  What do you think?  Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you’ve been inspired.



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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Concord Crush Thank You Set


): I’m not at all happy with the quality of these pictures  :(


     This is the next set of Thank You’s I’ve made using Concord Crush DSP found in the Designer Series Paper Pack – In Color (a level I Free Hostess item).  Just like these adorable cards in this previous post, DSP Thank You’s, these cards were so quick and easy to create.  Again, I used the Watercolor Trio set for the image and sentiment.  Silver brads and paper piercing on most cards.  I should have included the Pear Pizzazz with these…simply to break up the Whisper White and Concord Crush.  It would look great and I will more than likely make another set using both the Concord Crush and Pear Pizzazz.



     That’s all for today.  I’m up to my elbows in Pillow Box Frankensteins :)  I must get him “created” in time for the class party on Friday.  Of course, I’ve included several for my peeps on the Labels crew and PTA!  Be inspired!



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Friday, October 22, 2010

Short, Sweet with tons of Style



     Necessity is the inspiration behind the creation.  At least it was in this case.  I love doing these 3” x 3” cards.  Stampin’ Up! used to carry them as Love Notes.  I’ve always called them Gift Enclosure cards.  I like to add these sweet little cards to my customers’ orders.  They are quick and easy to mass produce and you can use plenty of leftover scraps.  They allow just enough room for a short and sweet handwritten message.

     For these, I’ve used a Whisper White card base.  The image is the floral stamp from Elements of Style, stamped in Jet Black StazOn onto Crumb Cake leftovers.  These are colored in with markers (Marina Mist, Rose Red, Pear Pizzazz).  The Whisper White Craft ink was applied with a Blender Pen.  The sentiment is found in Watercolor Trio.  I like the Rose Red layer and should have layered the Marina Mist card.  However, the Whisper White card is my fav…just the way it is!

     Thanks for looking.  I hope you have a very creative day…whether out of necessity or just for the fun of it!



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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

DSP Thank You’s


      I have been in desperate need of lots and lots of thank you cards.  I’ve finally been able to sit down and work on some.  For me, the fun is in the creating.  I’m not one to mass produce but I knew that time is at a minimum and I must come up with something quickly.   I’m not one to reach for Designer Paper either.  Let me just start by saying, these were SO fun to create that I didn’t stop with just this set.  I’ll show you the others over the course of the next few posts.  They are so quick and easy!  This “technique” will be perfect for Christmas cards, craft shows, customer orders, etc.  Each card is unique enough that it isn’t quite mass producing and I still had fun in the designing.

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        I started with three sheets of Whisper White card stock, two cut and used for card bases (4 cards) and the third was cut into two quarters and four eighths.  The eighths were stamped with the mum type flower from Watercolor Trio.  I used Peach Parfait and Pear Pizzazz markers to color directly onto the stamp and I used the stamping off technique.  A half sheet of Pear Pizzazz was run through the Big Shot using the Square Lattice – Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  One 6” x 6” sheet of the Level 1 Designer Series Paper Patterns Pack – In Colors was cut first into a 5-1/2” x 4-1/4” piece, then cut as desired.  I’ve used the Peach Parfait DSP for these.  Pretty much all of the sheet of DSP was used.  A few Basic Jewel Rhinestones and coordinating Brights Collection brads were used along with some paper piercing.  The sentiments are from the Watercolor Trio set too.  I really love this stamp set!  As if I need to tell you that.  Did you notice the one birthday I threw in the mix?  Always need those on hand too.  :)



     What’s your favorite layout?  Mine has to be the last one…with the double row of piercing.  It’s just a clean layout.  Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you’ve been inspired to give these ‘scrappy DSP’ cards a try.  They really are quite fun to create!



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Monday, October 18, 2010

A Fall Thank You


      I love the fall season!  This time of year is super busy and I like that.  However, sometimes I feel like I’ve bit off more than I can chew.  The past couple of weeks have been…chaotic, to say the least!  Unfortunately, creative me time and blog posting is the first thing I must give up.  I always find my way back though (smile).  Creating makes me happy and it’s a good form of relaxation as well. 

     I wanted to play some more with my new French Foliage set.  I’m still in need of a ton of thank you cards.  So that is what I set out to make.  I started by stamping the various leaves and water drops? (I guess that’s what they are) onto Whisper White card stock.  I used Cherry Cobbler, Peach Parfait, Daffodil Delight, Crumb Cake and Soft Suede, each stamped off onto scrap paper first.  Stamping off or Generation Stamping will progressively make the next stamping lighter until all the ink is used up.  I just didn’t want the leaves to be quite so bold.  The leaf that was cut and on the Dimensional was “rock-n-rolled” in Pumpkin Pie.  The Whisper White panel was layered with a strip of Daffodil Delight onto a Crumb Cake card base.  The sentiment is from the Just Believe set.

     A super simple and quick card.  Perfect for this busy time of year!  Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you find your creative time relaxing and it makes you happy!



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Friday, October 15, 2010

Anniversary Elements of Style


     My sister (my best friend) and her hubby have just celebrated their anniversary.  I had to make an elegant card…just for them :)  So, naturally, I reached for Elements of Style.  This was such and easy card to make.  Don’t tell her that…as far as she knows, I slaved over it for days.  Shhh!  I stamped the flowers in Jet Black StazOn.  I then used a blender pen dipped in Blushing Bride Classic ink to color the flowers.  I used the Blushing Bride marker to add some darker dimension to the flowers.  The leaves are colored in the same way using Pear Pizzazz.  The sentiment is from the Well Scripted set.  I 100_1847used my bone folder and my paper cutter to emboss the “frame”, being careful not to emboss over the sentiment or image. 

     I love the look and elegance of this card.  It’s a great one layer card.  Although, I did add some layers on the inside.  I just can’t stay away from those layers!  I’m sure they will love it!  Not as much as they love one another…as it should be ;)  I love you both, Shash & Manuel!  Congratulations!  May you share many more!



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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Fall Inspired Birthday Wishes


     October is an extremely busy month for birthdays in my family, including my own birthday (smile).  The cooler weather always inspires me to break out the warmer colors of fall.  Sponging and watercoloring seem to be the fall technique of choice.  It all just makes me happy!



     This card I made for my brother-in-law.  The card base is Early Espresso.  I’m really loving this color!  It pairs well with so many of Stampin’ Up!’s beautiful colors.  For this card, I’ve paired it with a piece of Cherry Cobbler that has been run through the Big Shot using the Square Lattice Texturz Impressions Embossing Folder.  The main focal panel is a piece of Whisper White in which I sponged on Daffodil Delight, Peach Parfait and some Pear Pizzazz.  The leaves from French Foliage have been stamped on top of that in Crumb Cake, Pear Pizzazz and Cherry Cobbler.  The sentiment is from Occasional Quotes.  The panel is layered onto Cherry Cobbler and then Crumb Cake.  Some linen thread and an Old Olive – Bright Designer Button adds some visual interest.  The panel is mounted on Dimensionals.

     I love the way this card turned out!  Masculine with a touch of elegance.  It makes me happy and that’s what it’s all about!  Thanks for stopping in today.  I hope you’ve been inspired to try a seasonal inspired card.  Whatever your season may currently be. :)



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Monday, October 4, 2010

Sponged Vacation



I broke out the sponges and set off for a little vacation.  Can you tell where I went?  That’s right…the beach!  It was rough that day.  A hurricane named Earl was brewing just off the coast but it was gorgeous none the less.  The many blues and greens of the ocean are simply awesome.  God is certainly the most inspiring artist!

I started with a piece of Naturals White card stock.  I masked off my horizon and sponged on my sky in Bashful Blue.  I then masked over my sky and sponged on some Night of Navy working my way down the card stock with Pacific Point, Marina Mist and Baja Breeze.  This simply gives a variation in ocean colors.  I used the Pacific Point marker to draw the horizon line along the masking line.  This gives a very definite horizon.  I tore my card stock edge and rolled the edge back with my fingernail.  I used my White Gel Pen to create the crests on the waves.  The sponging kind of dictated where my waves should be.  Tip:  When using the gel pen, allow your sponging to dry completely first or your pen won’t want to work causing you to yell at your pen, beat it on the desk and, OH! Sorry, I got carried away there.  Yes, that pen was driving me crazy!  The card base is Crumb Cake that was spritzed with Log Cabin Smooch Spritz.  I love warm sand around my feet (just hate it anywhere else).  The sentiment is found in the Occasional Quotes set, punched with the Word Window punch and placed on a 1” Circle punch in Soft Suede, all on Dimensionals100_16241The Linen Thread lends a natural look to the card.

Here’s my inspiration photo that I took while on our summer vacation in Nags Head, NC.  Like I said before, God is a most inspiring artist!  Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you’ve been inspired to sponge yourself a vacation! :)



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Friday, October 1, 2010

Quick Thank You’s


I’m in need of a slew of thank you cards.  These are the first couple that I’ve managed to find time to create.  Life has been extremely busy here around the Holston house and creative time has been at a minimum.  So, quick is a necessity.  These fit the bill.  A Very Vanilla card base with the fold at the top.  The bottom edge has been punched using the Eyelet Border.  A 1-1/2” strip of colored card stock placed behind the punched edge.  I used Rich Razzleberry and Marina Mist.  The stamp set is Watercolor Trio.  It has quickly become my100_1800 favorite go-to set for the quick cards.  For the Rich Razzleberry vase, I used the Ornament punch and then cut the pointed tip off.  I ran it through the Big Shot with a swirl folder and then markered the swirl with my VersaMarker.  I love the look of the vase and love when I can use my punches in an outside-of-the-box manner.  It a little difficult to tell in the photo but I blinged the flowers up with a few Jewels Basic Rhinestones

Thanks for stopping by today and taking a quick look.  I hope you’ve been inspired to make a quick card.  Have a blessed day.



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Monday, September 27, 2010

Best Fishes and Fish Kisses!

I know…it sounds crazy, right?  Hubby and I attended a wedding over the weekend.  The groom is a long time friend of Don’s.  He and his lovely bride both enjoy fishing.  It was an informal wedding with a word-of-mouth invite.  I just had to make them this wedding card.


      The fish are punch art using the Ornament punch for the bodies, the 5-petal flower punch for the fins and tails, 100_1772Scallop Edge punch for the fish scales and punched hearts (of course).  The bowtie is a snip of Waffle Paper tied in the center with thread.  The fish bride’s veil is a gathered snip of tulle with the edges blinged with Jewels Basic – Rhinestones.  The card base is Clear Window Sheet that I ran through the Big Shot with a non-Stampin’ Up! swirl folder.  I did the same with the piece of Whisper White.  The Marina Mist used the Backgrounds 1 – flourish Textures Plate.  I misted both of these with Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz.  Love the effect!  100_1785The inside of the card uses the ‘Congratulations’ sentiment from the Well Scripted set and the ‘Best fishes!’ from the retired Very Punny set. 

     This card was just plain fun to make.  I’m sure they will get a kick out of it.  And I’m positive they won’t receive another like it! :)  Thanks for stopping by for a peek today.  I hope you’ve been inspired to get a little punchy yourself!



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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Requested Cards

     As many of you know, this past summer my dad under went quadruple by-pass surgery.  Five weeks later, he was back on the same fourth floor for some unexplained reason (extreme high fever, nausea, jaundice).  Anyway, both he and my mom formed friendships with most all of the nurses on the floor.  They took very good care of my dad (and mom) and for that, dad has requested that I make a special card for the fourth floor nursing station.  This is what I came up with…


     I used the same principle as this scrapbook page, Elements of Style.  I love the look of the Whisper 100_1743White flowers.  I applied the craft ink with a Blender Pen.  I found that with the Whisper White craft ink, using short lined strokes works best and looks the nicest.  Otherwise, the ink covers the lines of the image and it looses the definition.  I added a length of Old Olive grosgrain ribbon and an Old Olive free hanging heart.

     Mom loved the card so much, she requested that I make one just like it for a close friend of hers.  I had experimented with the Pretty In Pink flowers before I settled on the Whisper White.  Mom said the pink flowers would be fine.  So here is her card…



     I’m sure the cards will be much appreciated.  I loved making them via special request.  Thanks for looking.  I hope you’ve been inspired to show your appreciation to someone special.



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Monday, September 20, 2010

How-To - Faux Suede

     I first saw this Faux Suede technique, here, on a fellow blogger’s site, Stampinantics.  I loved Paula’s faux suede flower SO MUCH that I had to try one for myself.  I had never seen this technique before so I went looking for it.  I found some how-to directions on Stampin’ Up!’s demonstrator website.  Now, I realize that some of you can’t view these directions so I am going to give you a quick how-to.

  1. Punch yourself some shapes out of card stock.  I’ve used the Scallop Circle, 1-3/8” Circle and the 1-1/2” Circle punches and Cherry Cobbler cs for mine.
  2. Use the edge of your Bone Folder to pull from the center to the edge of your card stock shape.  Much like you would when you curl up curling ribbon.  This will loosen the fibers in the card stock causing the card stock to split and the layers to come apart.
  3. Carefully pull these layers apart, revealing the fibrous textured center of the card stock.  It looks just like suede!

     From there, you can squish, pinch and wrinkle these as you see fit to layer them and create your flower.  My flower is centered with a Gold Glimmer Brad.  The card base is Early Espresso (I’m loving this color).  I distressed the Newsprint Designer Series Paper by crumpling it and flattening it back out.  I then sanded and distress inked it with the sanding block and Tea Stain ink found in the Distressing Essentials Kit.

     Personally, I like Paula’s flower much better than my own.  I’ll have to play a bit more with shapes and pinching and wrinkling.  Thanks Paula for the inspiration!  And thank you for stopping by.  I hope you have been inspired.  Check out Paula’s blog, Stampinantics



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Friday, September 17, 2010

Sanded Flurry


     I LOVE the new Textured Impressions Embossing Folder – Northern Flurry!  I just had to try sanding the raised snowflakes on the lovely Deck the Halls Designer Series Paper.  This paper has such a vintage feel to it.  It pairs perfectly with the Crumb Cake and Cherry Cobbler card stock.  I simple tore the edge and roughed it up with my fingernail.  The sentiment is from the Christmas Greetings set.  The Linen Thread is wrapped and secured in the center with a Cherry Cobbler brad (in the Regals collection).100_1667

     Super quick card!  Super quick post!  I hope you’ve been inspired.  Thanks for stopping by.



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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Spooky Spider Webs


     I love fall!  There’s a crispness in the air, the hoot owls are heard high in the treetops and the spiders cast their webs outside the kitchen window each night.  Perfect spot for catching the little bugs that are attracted to the light.  The boys have enjoyed watching one ‘resident’ spider each evening.  It really is amazing how he goes about his work.  Now you have the inspiration behind this cute set.  That and the fact that this Spider Web Textured Impressions Embossing Folder is offered in the Holiday Mini Catalog.  I couldn’t resist! 100_1672

     I began with a Basic Black card base.  The gorgeous striped paper is found in Wicked Fun Specialty Designer Series paper.  I ran it through the Big Shot using the Spider Web folder.  Then I used the sanding block in the Distressing Essentials kit to sand the raised, embossed image (the web).  I love using this technique on DSP!  Because the DSP has a white core, it highlights your image.  A “WOW” at every workshop!  I placed a row of jewels from the Black Flourish Designer Jewels set (also in the Holiday Mini Catalog) between the DSP and card base.  The ‘bow’ is simply a 3” piece of Black Waffle Paper 100_1675secured together in the middle with a Rich Razzleberry Designer Button and some Linen Thread.  I stuck a few more black jewels in the button center as well…just for fun.  The sentiment is found in the House of Haunts set.

     The Mini Lunch Sack is done in much the same way.  Run it through the Big Shot with the Spider Web 100_1679folder.  I recommend not shimming it so much as the folder embossed the image clear through the bad in some spots.  A left over piece of the Wicked Fun DSP was placed across the bottom of the bag and the ‘bow’ features an Old Olive Designer Button.

     Thanks so much for stopping in today.  I hope you’ve gotten stuck in a web of inspiration!  Have a blessed day!



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Monday, September 13, 2010

Embossed & Shimmered Northern Flurry


     I’m a northern girl.  Yep!  I grew up in Ohio but I’ve made my home a bit further south in lovely southern Virginia.  I’ve been here 21 years now.  We do occasionally get snow.  At least once a year I get to see a good flurry.  I do love to watch it snow!  And, around here, it’s a sure bet that schools will be closed and the boys get to stay home and enjoy the snow with me.  Anyway, what I’m getting at is that I’m a sucker for snowflakes!!   As soon as I saw the new Northern Flurry Textured Impressions Embossing Folder in the Holiday Mini catalog, I knew I had to have it!  Yes, I love it!

     This is my first use of the folder.  I showed this at a recent workshop and the ladies seemed to love the technique.  I first ran the folder with Night of Navy card stock through the Big Shot.  Then, I used the flat stamp in the Distressing Essentials kit to rub the raised image with Frost White Shimmer Paint.  I simply daubed the paint onto the stamp rubber with a sponge.  I love using the flat stamp for this technique.  If you were to use a sponge, the sponge would press down in between the raised areas leaving ink where it isn’t wanted.  The quote is found in Occasional Quotes, a Hostess Level 3 set.  Most would think this quote to be an “inside” stamp.  You know, the saying on the inside of the card?  Well, I think it works very nicely as an “outside” sentiment.  A length of 1/8” Real Red Taffeta ribbon with the 3 silver Metallic Brads completes the card.  It is all mounted on a Whisper White card base.  Extremely easy to show at your workshop yet it has a WOW factor to the raised image.

     I know I’ll be using this folder again and again.  I’ll admit, I miss the snow.  At least I can stamp the flakes, flurries and snowmen as much as I want to see them!  I’m glad you stopped by today.  I hope you’ve been struck by a flurry of inspiration!



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Thursday, September 9, 2010

Young Man’s Extreme Card


100_1636     With a young man myself (he’s 7), naturally, I’m going to need a card that will suite a young man’s birthday.  The Extreme Elements set is my favorite “go to” set!  It’s fun, fast and extremely masculine!  Perfect for my crew and their friends.   Adam didn’t know what to get his friend so he settled on a gift card (fine with me…I can pick that up without him.)  Instead of just throwing the gift card in the card, I like to secure it on the inside.  For this card, I simply punched a slot in the Crumb Cake card stock using the Word Window punch.  Most gift cards will require a punch and a half to accommodate the card.  The Crumb Cake was then adhered to the inside of the Early Espresso card base with its bottom edge torn to reveal the 100_1640stamped edge of the Crumb Cake.  Inks used on the card are Early Espresso, VersaMark, Very Vanilla Craft and Basic Black Craft.  I heat embossed the biker, Extreme Dirt Bike, with Black Embossing Powder.  It really brings out the main focal image.  The two gorgeous brads are the new Glimmer Basics brads.  Very cool! 

     The card received the approval of both my boys.  That’s very cool!  My only question is, when did the bugs, aliens, cowboys and trains become “too childish”???

     Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you’ve been extremely inspired.  :)



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Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Blog Award

beautiful blogs

     I am honored to receive the “Cherry On Top” blog award from one of my favorite crafters, Stampinantics.  Paula always has inspiring projects that kick my mojo into gear.  I encourage you to browse her blog and be inspired too! 

     Part of this award is to share it with five (5) other blogs that inspire me.  The difficult part is limiting my picks to just five.  There are so many wonderful blogs out there that inspire the creativity.  The sad thing is, I very rarely take the time to comment like I should.  I know I should.  Commenting is inspiring in itself.  Call me a blog stalker…but trust me, I love the inspiration I gain from each and every blog I visit. 

     Without further ado, here are five of my favs in no particular order...

Bits & Pieces

Sleepy in Seattle

Inking Idaho


Stamps, Paper, Scissors

Thanks for bestowing this great honor on me Paula!  And thank you for your inspiration.



Back to School!


    Have you missed me?  I’ve been spending the last few days of summer vacation with the family.  We actually took a vacation this year.  It was much needed by us all.  We had a lovely time at the beach…just before Hurricane Earl blew in. 

     I love this time of year!  The boys heading back to school and PTA (my social time) gets back into full swing!  The PTA kicks off the school year with a Back-to-School Teacher Luncheon.  I made up 75 of these pencil/pen bundles to hand out to each of the teachers and staff as they join and pay their PTA membership dues.  The project itself was super simple.  It’s just so very repetitious.  Not my favorite style of stamping or crafting.  But they did turn out really cute.  I don’t think that handmade gifts HAVE to be ‘over-the-top’.  Of course, there are always those who are SO worth the trouble but, let’s face it, the teachers are just going to rip off the belly band and use the pencils.  So, I kept it very simple.  My ds stamped and punched the sentiment while I scallop edge punched the one end of the band and secured the bundles. 



     My boys start back to school today!  Yes, I’m very happy (although I will miss them).  I’m looking forward to some quiet stamping time.  I have a workshop this Friday and MUST design something to show the ladies.  I’m sure I’ll come up with something nice.  Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you’ve been simply inspired.



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