Anniversary, Hunny, Paper Pumpkin, Uncategorized, Wedding

And Back to Our Scheduled Cardmaking…

Hi Friends!

Remember me? That crazy lady who’s motor home burned to the ground and was traumatized so she quit posting on her blog???

Ok, so I wasn’t “traumatized” (maybe just a wee bit stressed out???) but it has been difficult getting back into the swing of things! We were living with the in-laws when we got here, and it was difficult, especially with 3 dogs (1 was ours). Then in June, I had to put down our 14 year old dog Hunny. She was the SWEETEST dog. It was one of the HARDEST things I’ve ever had to do. I miss her every day.  Here’s a sweet picture of her exploring the snow when we first got here. Sometimes I still can’t believe she’s gone. Love you Hunny Bun. Always.

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In July we finally found our forever home (hopefully!) and moved in. We’re pretty much settled in now just finishing the backyard and doing some decorating. Still a ways to go but it’s wonderful. First thing was first and I took over the space under the stairs (temporarily) for my stampin space. It’s so…Harry Potter-ish! haha…My stamping space is the “cupboard under the stairs”! I love it. Here’s a pic!

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The kids are adjusting to this life and Wyatt is doing much better. Poor thing, you could really tell he was having a hard time when we first got here.

I’m doing home pre-school for this year for both kiddos and Sophie is in Gymnastics once a week. She LOVES it. We’re looking into soccer for Wyatt. They have some cute toddler teams out here like Soccer Buddies.

So…on to cardmaking!! I received my holiday items and I’m in love! The cookie cutter stamps and punch are SO darling. If you haven’t seen some of the products, check out my pre-order haul video HERE.

I actually wanted to share a cute alternate project (which has nothing to do with the Holiday Catty – HA!) I was in need of a wine tag and thought that the cute gift card holder from the March 2016 Paper Pumpkin – Pocketful of Cheer kit would be neat! Also, minimal work because it’s practically done for you! All I did was punch an 1-1/4″ circle into the top, did some embossing and stamping with the Endless Birthday Wishes set,  and used the pieces in the kit to add a pull tab. Then all I had to do was write on the card.

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Here’s a close up:

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Yep, should have used the embossing buddy so I wouldn’t have the tiny specks of powder all over it! (I was being lazy! hahaha)

This tag was perfect! You could even fold it up and adhere it with washi or a mini staple if you think it’s a little long.

Well I’m so glad to be back! I hope to be posting more, making and sharing more videos and writing more (little anecdotes & short stories!). Thanks for sticking with me!

Be back soon with more stamping FUN!!!

 

 

 

 

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Anniversary, Flowers, Uncategorized

Stampin Up Happy Anniversary – Wildflower Fields

Just a quick card for today! I needed a quick anniversary card and I love the Number of Years stamp set as a go to! I also love the Wildflower Fields stamp set which you can get free for Sale-A-Bration with a $50 purchase! For my inspiration for this card, I used this card by Craft-somnia Momma. Again, I found it on Pinterest!

I used our watercolor paper for the background and just used an aqua painter dipped in Calypso Coral and drew lines across. I didn’t care if they were straight or not since that’s the beauty of it! I also used Pear Pizzazz and Crushed Curry ink pads. Aren’t those little wire bows darling? I finished it off with some cute accessories like the Metallic Sequins and the Tea Lace Paper Doilies.

 

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You’ll notice below my new format for the products I used. It’s a “shopping list”. I had to switch to this since My Stampin Blog is now charging users $9.95 per MONTH. That’s just not feasible for me right now so I decided to just jot down the list of products, item #’s and their price for you. You can then click and print, save to your computer, mobile device, etc.

Also, since it is so small, I’ll try to list only the stamps and the accessories on it so I can use a bigger font. Otherwise the more items I put on there, the smaller it has to be. Hope this helps some of you!

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Thanks for stopping by! See you soon.

Charlene 🙂