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This is the last card I have to show for my OBP DT tryout in Round 2. This is a sneak peek of the stamps for the January Special. SO...MUCH...FUN!!! heehee

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Who can resist these little gnomes? Mama Mia they are too DANG CUTE!!! You need them, huh? I know. Boy howdy I know! LOL

Alright, I am off like a prom dress. Hope you all have a FAB day!!
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TCP Tuesday! - Sketch Challenge

Are your ready for a challenge? I am

Here is the sketch Leigh provided for this weeks challenge: 

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Here are the deets (lifted from Jen's blog, THANKS JEN!!! :) 
1. Each a week one of the The Cat’s Pajamas DT Members will host a challenge.
2. The challenges will vary {stamp, color,theme/inspiration, sketch, etc.}
3. You will have until {this} Saturday night to complete the challenge.
4. Link your project on this week’s hostess’ challenge announcement. This week you will link your project on Leigh’s TCP Tuesday post.
5. TCP stamps are not required, but of course, highly encouraged. {Unless it is a challenge calling for a specific stamp}
6. There will be one winner each month. They will be deemed that month’s Swankiest Stamper and get $25 in Cat’s Cash {money to spend on the TCP site!}.
7. When uploading to SCS, please use the keyword TCPTUES31 for this challenge.
8. Alma will post the entries from the week the following Monday on her blog.
9. The newly crowned Swanky Stamper will be announced on the First of the Month and have his/her winning entry posted on The Cat’s Pajamas website where he/she will reign for the entire month.
10. Oh yea…HAVE FUN!


Here's my version of the sketch: 
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I changed it up a bit because my card was getting a little too thick. I would have had to put triple of my "non" forever postage on the envelope! LOL 

How bout those colors? A little different huh? I know, but I REALLY like it!! WOOT! WOOT! :) So are you all going to participate in the sketch challenge this week? I sure hope so! I can't wait to see everyones card. Make sure you link up to Leigh's blog, okay? 

Okie dokie then, I am outta here. See you all tomorrow!
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Before I go, here are some pics of my new stamp room/office since the remodel...

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Pretty snazzy, huh? I think so. :) 

When is forever no longer forever?

Seriously, what the heck? The post office tells you, if you buy forever stamps, you can use them forever right? So why the heck do I need to add a 1 cent stamp to my card below?


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It's just wrong. Just wrong I tell you! And, that's all I am going to say about that. Okay, I take that back, I have one more thing to say...POST OFFICE, you made my nieces birthday card LATE and it is ALL...YOUR...FAULT and that my friends...pisses me off. Nuff said. HUMPH!

Okay, so here is the third card I submitted for Round 2 of the OBP DT tryout...

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Can you tell I had a thing for these colors? It's all because of that darn ribbon. Luscious I tell you, LUSCIOUS!! LOL

Alright, I am outta here. I have to catch some Zzzzzzzzz's! 

Ciao Peeps!
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A different kind of Halloween card...

Here is another one of the cards I made for the OBP DT tryout in Round 2... 


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We had to use the stamps in a way that was unexpected. I choose to use the plain perch as a background stamp. Once again I used some of those luscious new SU! colors plus a few of my faves ie: Eggplant Envy, Pumpkin Pie, etc. And how bout that yummy ribbon from Cosmo Cricket? LOVE IT!!

Anywho, I am off to do some stamping. I have a BUNCH of projects I need to get done for TCP. What was that? What kind of projects? Oh silly you, you know I can't tell you. heehee Guess you are just going to have to WAIT until the new release comes out, eh??? LOL TRUST ME, you are going to LOVE the new sets!! 

Alrighty then, I am off like a prom dress! 

See you Peeps later!
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Long time no post!

So many things going on lately that it's a good thing I took a little break from the ole blog. WHEW!! Here is hoping that things get back on track ASAP! LOL 


Okay, so tell me...what have you all been up to? I am dying to know! I have missed you oh so MUCH! 

I better fill you in on what has been going on with me and then we will get onto happier things...I had a pretty rough week not this past week, but the week before. After 16 wonderful years together I had to say goodbye to my sweet biddy, Callie. She got very sick and my only choice was to put her down. It was one of the hardest decisions I have ever had to make. You see, I don't have any children so when these things happen to my pets, it COMPLETELY tears me up inside. And when you have a pet for 16 years...well, you know EXACTLY how hard I took it. Sigh...

To top it all off, my closest friend from work decided that leaving the company was the best thing for her. It wasn't the best thing for me, but I know why she decided to leave and I fully support her decision 100%. It still doesn't make it any easier to go into work knowing that she isn't there. This was the same week I lost my little Callie, do you see where this is going? 

So by Thursday of that week I was pretty exhausted, mentally and emotionally. So tired... that as I was driving home in bumper to bumper traffic, I nodded off and rear ended the car in front of me. Shhhhh, everyone is okay. I am okay. My car is NOT okay but she is getting fixed, YEAH! 

Then we get to this week, right? What is it about companies laying people off during the holidays? During the "happiest time of year?" I think it is crap. I don't care that you want to do it before it hits your books, I don't care that it is the end of the fiscal year, PEOPLE, get your heads out of your BUTT! My work decided that we needed a lay some people off, it happens EVERY year during this time. I was VERY fortunate that it wasn't me but my heart goes out to the people it DID happen to. I am at a loss of words for them...BIG sigh...

So what good things DID happen during my absence? Well, let's see...

I received word that my car was going to be able to be fixed rather than having to go buy a new car. YEAH!!! As much as I would LOVE a new car... I sooooooo DID NOT want a car payment. BOOOOOO to car payments, YEAH to sweet baby RAV who is getting a new front end! WOOHOO!!!

Ummm, let's see what else...well, for my Happy Birthday my husband hired the PERFECT CLOSET to remodel our office. Yep, gone are the mismatched pieces of furniture and instead I now have a built in wrap-a-round desk with cabinets on the wall and a new and improved closet. WOOT! WOOT! Hello organization! I will take pictures once I get everything put back in it's place. 

I tried out for the OBP DT. Made it to Round 2. VERY excited about that! In fact, here is one of the cards I made for Round 2...

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I used the new SU! colors to make this card. That Kiwi Kiss really gets me. As does the Riding Hood Red and Baja Breeze...darm them! Darn them for coming up with such luscious colors! LOL 

And how friggin' fun are those stamps? C'mon people, you know what I am talking about! LOL And did you see the sneak peek of the new gnomes on Johanna's blog? Crikey. I have SUCKER written all over my forehead. YIKES! 

Alrighty then, I guess I better go. I have a TON of stuff to get done. I will be thankful when this month is over. And to think I was so excited about Halloween this year. URGH!!! There is still time to get excited though, huh? :) 

Okie dokie, see you later Peeps!

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Learned something new yesterday!!

And OH! was it ever FUN!!!! 


Have any of you ever made TAMALES before? No, I am not talking about buying them in the store and heating them up. I am talking about making HOMEMADE TAMALES!! Fiesta And yes, I made some yesterday!! WOOT! WOOT! I am now a certified, professional, Tamale maker! LOL

Check out some my pics from yesterday....

This is the chile sauce I made (yes, Esther had ME make it!!) to mix in with the Massa:

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This is me mixing the chile sauce into the Massa:

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These are my friends Anna, Mary & Amy preparing the Hojas (corn husks): 

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This is the spread that Esther put out for us, actually this pic is only a small portion of the spread she put out for us!! LOL 

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This is Anna whipping together some Green Tamales while our Hojas were soaking (that is Esther in the red shirt, she was the kitchen boss yesterday): 

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This is our assembly line...

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And this, my Peeps, is the 38 dozen Tamales we whipped up yesterday:

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After all that, it was time for this... Margaritasmile2

Okay, so we didn't have Margaritas yesterday but we DID have plenty of wine, beer and Sangria. Oh Mama, it was a FUN day! I so needed it after the week I had. And let me just say... I am so very, VERY blessed to work with a fun group of girls whom I love dearly!! Thank you again Ladies for a WONDERFUL day and Esther? I truly think you are one HOT chile pepper!!! 

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MIA lately...

Sorry about that. I guess it is that time of year for a much needed break from the blogosphere. Things are busy at work, I have stamp projects piling up (hoping to get them done this weekend), a dirty house to clean (not really dirty but you know what I mean) and well... some personal stuff going on. Don't really feel like getting into that today though.

Anywho, I wanted to share a quick card with you before I get started with everything else...
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Puts you in the mood for fall, doesn't it? And that a-muse saying is perfect, don't you think? Seriously, you can't go wrong with stamps from Rosie's Roadshow, can you? I know. Boy don't I know! LOL

Alright, well listen, I am off like a prom dress. I hope you all have a WONDERFUL weekend and I will catch up with you all later.

Toodles,
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card deets:

stamps: Joon and pumpkins from Rosie's Roadshow, saying from a-muse

paper: Pumpkin, Kiwi Kiss & Vanilla

inks: Timberbrown Staz-On, waterbrush & re-inkers

misc: Sakura Glitter Pen


3 Peeps Monthly Challenge!!

I know, I know... I am sooooo late in posting this! YIKES!! Please don't hate me Linda & Toni...Crysmiley1
I promise to be on time NEXT month, I SWEAR!!! heehee

So here is my card for this month...
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I am in LOVE with this little owl. I think it should be on EVERY card I make this month, what do you think?? LOL JUST KIDDING! I love it, I really do, shoot, maybe I should have a TCP owl week?? heehee

Wanna know the challenge deets? Super easy... a 4x4 card, two types of ribbon and a Halloween image. What do you think? Did I do it? Think the girls, Toni & Linda, will like it? I sure hope so! Now, before you take off, make sure you check go checkout Toni & Linda's cards cause they're ROCKIN!!! OH! And if you want to play-a-long? FEEL FREE!! Make sure to link me your card cause I would LOVE to see it!

Thanks for stopping by!
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card deets:

stamps: Fright Night from The Cat's Pajamas

paper: Kraft, Black & Naturals

inks: Versafine Black Onyx, Orange Craft Pad & Copic Markers

misc: Ribbon x 2, Circle Nesties


It's here, it's HERE!!!

I am soooooo THANKFUL Saturday is FINALLY here! And guess what? It is World Cardmaking Day to boot! NICE! I like that!

First thing I have to do though is find the bottom of my desk. YIKES!! I think there are little elves or gnomes living in our house that gather up all the papers laying around the house and then they come in and THROW them on my desk. No fair I tell you, no fair! They need to get their OWN DESK! So does my husband for that matter. URGH!

Second thing? Start the laundry (actually, I need to do this before I clean my desk, you know, all about the multi-tasking over here). Third...clean the house. Fourth, eat a little breakfast. Fifth, take a shower. Sixth...(oh my goodness I don't know if I am going to get anything fun done today. YIKES!) make a card or two. Seventh...dinner and a movie. Eigth...more STAMPING!! There we go, that's more like it! LOL

Maybe I should say "to heck with everything" and just start stamping? Yeah, that sounds GOOD! LOL What was that? You want me to shut up and show you a card or something? Okay, okay, I can do that...hang on...

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C'mon you know this card is a crack up!! Don't try to deny it. You are chuckling to yourself right now. I can hear you. LOL

Alrighty then, I better go, I hope you all have a SUPER DUPER weekend this weekend! YIPPEE!!! Go forth and have some FUN!!! I know I plan to!

See ya tomorrow!

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card deets:

stamps: All from Rosies Roadshow

paper: Rust, Olive & Vanilla

Inks: Timberbrown Staz-On, waterbrush, re-inkers and markers

misc: RicRac, Buttons, Linen Thread