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Paonia, CO, United States
I have discovered that life is a roller coaster and I'm learning to enjoy the ride! I am a married mom of 4. I work part-time outside of the home and, of course, more that full time as a wife and mother! I do classes from my craft room in the basement...which is why we call it the "Craft Cave."

Sunday, September 6, 2009

I'm back! with LOTS of news!!

Yes, I've been a BAD blogger. But really, when people say, "Family First," do you think they mean it? Well, my life this summer has been all about putting family and family needs first. I did plan a few classes, which were very poorly attended ....or not attended at all. So, needless to say, I didn't really have much to post. Also, I started a new job in June too. Although it's supposed to be "part-time," at 30 hours a week and working till 6 p.m. it may as well be the full-time job it feels like! But, I must say, I really love my job, even if it has limited my time for my creative outlet.
So, the BIG news it that, after 13 years with TAC, I was actually asked to submit some samples for the stamp of the Month for September.
You can check out the ones TAC liked here.

And below are the samples they did not include on their website:
(The first two show outside and inside the card.....)













































(So, sometimes, even when I use the preview tool, my pics and text come out kind of weird looking. Sorry about that!)


Here's the last bit of news.....CLASS INFO!!

Tech Tuesdays will continue the first Tuesday of the month. (I will just have to be better organized and of course, have better cooperation from my family.)

So, those dates are:
Oct. 6, November 3, and December 1 all at 7:00 p.m. Come & learn 2 techniques and make an instruction card for your book and a sample greeting card for only $5.


Monday, Sept. 28. Halloween Treats & goodies. 7:00 p.m. $10
Make 3 spooky treats for your special goblins!


Thursday, October 22. Matchbox Advent Calendar. $25
Most of you have seen the candy box.... this one is even bigger!!


Monday, November 30. Calendars. $20
Make 3 calendars, just in time for gift giving for the new year.


Monday, December 14. Frame it up $20
Just in time for those last minute gifts! A great way to display photos is always an aprreciated present!


All classes listed above are limited to 10 people. Reservation must be made at least 3 days prior to class.


Also, mark the date for the 4th Annual Christmas Stamp-a-Stack

Saturday, November 14 (time & location to be announced later)

Now, just keep in mind.... class dates may change due to school scheduling....
postcards are going out this week!


and one last photo.....
the reason I've been so busy this summer, and the big reason I went back to work...
Rebecca started at Pacific University in Forest Grove, OR this fall. Here she is on the beach.....


4 comments:

Lisadwb said...

Oh my, I love your card- so pretty!!
(I understand about being busy!!)

StampinCarol said...

It is so nice to see you back to bloggin'! Your cards are wonderful! And such an honor to be asked to submit samples! They're great! I hope your new job goes really good, I know they're hard to come by these days. Hugs!!

Laurie Unger said...

Woo Hoo! congratulations on being asked to design for the SOTM! Great cards! I love that picture of the beach! It looks so relaxing!

Rita said...

Nice job on the cards with the stamp of the month! Congrats on being asked to submit some! rita w