April 16

Cutting Dies w/ matching stamp, flowers, Friendship, Hello

Hello! We have been having trouble with our indexing ink so I gave up making stamps today and decided to make cards instead.

Karissa bought a HUGE stack of paper at JoAnne’s this weekend and I scored some of this background paper. I wish I would have snagged more!

Stamp Used: FF50 1.75” Dots & Circles; D320 Just for You; GG51 Daisy in Triangle Vase Lg;

Cutting Dies: CDGG51 Daisy Triangle Vase Cutting Die;

June 27

Creatures

We were up bright and early this morning to start the trek to Orlando, FL. We plan to get to Clarksville TN if all goes well. Kevin forgot his coffee this morning so it’s not starting out so good.  We don’t make extra stops along the way so he has four hours before we stop and he can get coffee 😳

Stamps Used: D333 Ofishally the Best; EE75 Adam Fish; LG 

Unmounted Stamp Organization

With Sympathy

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Stamps used: E265 Death Leaves a Heartache, HH27 KB’s Whumsy Daisy Lg

KB here, blogging for Beth since they are driving back to Wisconsin this afternoon. Earlier, the question of how I keep my mat so clean came up and it is simply baby wipes (the mat was fairly new too which helps). I think I bought this little pack for $1 at Target a couple months ago. Photo Feb 12, 4 00 18 PMSpeaking of cleaning, I was getting frustrated with my unmounted stamps and have been trying to figure out a good way to organize them. I have a binder, a bucket, and a rolodex. I’m still not sure which works best but today at Target, in the dollar section near the entrance, I found some containers which might work nice.

These are the containers I found. Photo Feb 12, 2 32 05 PM

This is what my bucket looked like before.

Photo Feb 12, 2 45 05 PM Photo Feb 12, 2 38 11 PMAs you can imagine, it is very difficult to find the one I want. Also, they get stuck together, bent, damaged, etc. It would be easier to leave them scattered all across the desk but that looks messy and the cat enjoys chewing on them.

This is kind of how it looks now.

Photo Feb 12, 3 46 01 PM (1)Photo Feb 12, 5 19 20 PMPhoto Feb 12, 2 51 21 PMThe dividers help keep them separated. Yet, I can still keep all the cube words and the reverse sets together. The larger stamps don’t fit in any of the containers but I think they will work better in the binder anyway. If anyone has a good suggestion or something that works for them, we are all ears (or eyes since we will probably be reading your responses)! Happy Thursday!

 

So Grateful

Thanksgiving

so grateful

so grateful inside

We are so grateful for everything in life!  I was groaning about all the stamps we were making and whining a little 😦 and Kevin said what if no one liked your stamps and you had no stamps to make?  What a perspective!  So happy for all my work! 🙂

Stamps Used:  E247 KB’s Tom Turkey, Lg; F214 Every Thought Thanksgiving; DD49 So Grateful Fun Cube; Lines & Dots

Here was my commute to work this morning!  So Beautiful!

commute

and yes I was in the shop before Kevin so my path was not shoveled!  Otherwise he always shovels a path for me 🙂

Stampaway!

Creatures, Friendship

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Wishing everyone a great day today!

We are here in Sharonville,  OH getting ready for Stampaway.  We had an awesome group in my class yesterday.  We are going to go and finish setting up this morning and then the show starts this evening.  It was really nice to get mostly set up yesterday before my class and now just some finishing touches to do in the booth.

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Have a great weekend!

hello from GA

Conventions

Hello from Lawrencville, GA! We had an awesome day today. Met so many old faces along with lots of new faces.  I have to tell you about a lady that took my class on Friday. I was so impressed and inspired by her!  She was diagnosed with arthritis at age 15! Has had hand surgery and fingers welled together…. lots of things going on with her hands that would make movements difficult. But it doesn’t stop her from stamping! Everytime I asked if I could help her… her response was always… “I will try it and then let you know!” So ladies, let’s not let anything stop us from trying! Thanks to her for reminding me that life comes with challenges but we plow through them!

We will be doing the gift card in Make n Takes on Sunday!  Come and see us.  – Beth