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Father’s Day Card June 17, 2010

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This week I decided I had put it off long enough.  I really need to get my Father’s Day card done so I can get it in the mail to my Dad.  I’m a procrastinator, I can’t help it.  This year, I was inspired by Ali Edwards new set called ‘Dad Rocks.’

Supplies: Paper – chocolate truffle,and kraft  cardstock, K&Co. EcoModern kit; Stamp – Technique Tuesday-Dad Rocks by Ali Edwards; Embossing Powder – Zing! Chestnut Opaque Finish; Ribbon – natural twine


Lemon Lime June 14, 2010

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Wednesday, June 16th, Longaberger is offering an Online Exclusive starting at Noon, EST and running through 11:59 p.m., EST the same day. This week get your hands on brand new baskets and pottery only available this one day. These divided plates are perfect for people like me who hate to have their food touch. And the lemon and lime baskets are absolutely adorable!.  Visit my site ( to order yours.


Mothers and Dreams June 12, 2010

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I bought an extra add-on kit to my monthly subscription to ScrapScription, called ‘A Mother Like No Other’.  I didn’t get the kit finished in time for Mother’s Day, but did enjoy putting it together so it is ready for a nice gift sometime.   While the kit is no longer for sale, you can still purchase instructions so you can get the supplies on your own and make the kit.

Once I had finished the kit, I had plenty of leftovers.  I wanted to make a card using the May Kit of the Month from Unity.  This is what I came up with.

Supplies: Paper – kraft  cardstock, Bo Bunny Back to Basics Boysenberry Dot and Jazmyne collection; Stamp –Unity May 2010 Kit of the Month; Embossing Powder – Zing! White; Other – White pen


Pasta anyone? June 2, 2010

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Wednesday, June 2nd, Longaberger is offering an Online Exclusive starting at Noon, EST and running through 11:59 p.m., EST the same day. This week enjoy over 40% savings on Pasta Bowls – just $25 for 2. Enjoy a heaping serving of pasta or a hearty portion of stew in these durable and beautiful pasta bowls.  Visit my site ( to order yours.


Graduation and Birthday Cards May 31, 2010

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First off, Happy Memorial Day!  Thanks so much to all of those who serve our country and protect our freedom.

This weekend I was busy putting together two different cards.  First, a graduation card.  It’s that time of year and, with my husband being a teacher, we know someone graduating every year.

Supplies: Paper – red,white cardstock, K & Company shimmer graduation specialty paper; Stamp – Hero Arts Happy Graduation Set (CL336); Sticker – Reminisce; Embossing Powder – Zing! Pewter Metallic Finish

My second card was a birthday card for my baby brother.  I cannot believe he is going to be 16 next week!  They grow up so fast!

Supplies: Paper – chocolate truffle, paprika, and almond creme  cardstock, Basic Grey Max and Whiskers; Stamp – Hero Arts Essential Messages Set (CL371);Stickers – Basic Grey Max and Whiskers collection pack; Embossing Powder – Zing! Copper Metallic Finish; Ribbon – Brown stitched (unknown); white twine


A Guide to Charity Event Behavior February 27, 2010

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I can’t believe I actually have to write this.  After attending a local charity event tonight, I was once again shocked by the behavior of those in attendance.  This was not the first time this has occurred and it’s just so sad.  Listed below are several good ideas for just general polite behavior when you are invited out, but especially applicable to charity events.

1. Relax. It’s for charity.  You should go into the event with the idea that not everything is going to be perfect. Local charity events are usually put on by parents and generous citizens, not professional event planners.  Things sometimes do not go as planned.  Just relax, enjoy the time with friends and family, and remember you are there to support a good cause.

2.  Be courteous.  Again, these are volunteers running these events.  They are not paid to be there, but are there because the believe in the cause they are supporting.  Please remember this the next time you are complaining about the theme, the decorations, or the pace of the event.

3.  Limit your alcohol intake.  This falls into the same line of thought of #2.  If you become loud, belligerent, and just plain nasty to be around when you’ve had too much to drink, maybe you shouldn’t drink.  Others around you would appreciate it. 

4. Have fun!  These events are put on not only to raise money, but to have fun.  These are not meant to be cut throat competitions.  If you don’t win, who cares! Stop complaining about how hard the trivia questions are, or how you think the other table cheated. 

To all of you who volunteer your time to put on events to raise money for your communities, THANK YOU!  Without your generous donations of time and talent, our communities would be so very lost. You are so under appreciated and cannot be thanked enough for all that you do.


Longaberger Online Exclusive – Let’s Celebrate! February 23, 2010

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Wednesday, February 24, Longaberger is offering an Online Exclusive starting at Noon, EST and running through 11:59 p.m., EST the same day. This week enjoy over 35% savings on the Celebrate Plate – just $16 each. Make every celebration complete when you use these adorable plates during your special events.  Visit my site ( to order yours.