Monday, October 1, 2012

No Peeking!

I hope you had a great weekend and thanks for stopping back by today!  I did the dreaded paperwork for the business over the weekend!  For whatever reason, we filed for an extension on our taxes this year, so of course that moved the deadline and any good procrastinator knows what that means!  It's actually not that hard and once you are in your groove, it's goes pretty easy.  But hey, they are done and now it's back to the fun stuff!! 

I can hardly believe it's already OCTOBER -- which is great if you live in Arizona because it means that an end to summer temperatures in within sight now!  And for those of you else where in the country it means that you are getting to enjoy a beautiful Fall and the gorgeous changes of the seasons.  I do miss Fall the most, I love the leaves changing and the temps being cool and crisp (see, I did not say cold!  not so fun).

For a card maker though October is the perfect time to be making all of your holiday home made projects!  I have several classes offered for Halloween, Christmas and an All Seasons card class this month too!  Let me know if you want the details or if you want to sign up!  November will also hold many more card classes to get your personal holiday cards made so stay tuned for those dates!

And it's the 1st Monday of the month so that means it is my monthly INKin' All Night! team meeting tonight!  Once a quarter I host it at a local restaurant (yum, Keegan's Tavern & Grill) and several of us meet an hour early to eat dinner as a way to thank them for letting us use their large back room!  Then after dinner we have a SHOE BOX SWAP -- and we stamp 8 cards, passing the boxes around the table.  It's a fun way to get to know each other, everyone can participate, you learn little tips and tricks from the people seated near you and it's a bit of a break from the traditional format of my meetings that are held in my home.  So it gives a nice variety during the quarter to my team.

So, on to the fun stuff --- ever since the catalog came out, I knew I had to have this set since I cannot resist a cute little snowman!  And the other little gems in there are pretty cute too!  I started out to use it back in August for my swap card and ended up with a completely different card, not using the set at all.  So once taxes were done and I could break open the stamping tables again, out it came!  Just this set, the designer paper I wanted to use, the coordinating colors of card stock, and some accessories to get the juices going ..

And what's even better is getting to have a friend over to stamp with - so Elizabeth came over and worked on her swap too (Debbie decided on a ball game instead - insert sad face here)!  Well like I said, I LOVE the little snowman!  What, What snowman you say?  Well that would be a Penguin I guess -- I was out voted because Elizabeth and my darling sweet Miss Rachel said I had to use the Penguin!!  2 against 1, sorry little snowman, you're next!

Supplies used to make this card!
Stamps:  No Peeking
Inks: Cherry Cobbler, Gumball Green, Pumpkin Pie and Basic Black stampin write markers
Papers: Cherry Cobbler, Gumball Green, Very Vanilla and Be of Good Cheer designer series paper
Accesssories: Cherry Cobbler Bakers Twine, Argyle Emb Folder, Decorative Label Punch, Modern Label Punch, Hearts Embosslit, Buttons Embosslit, 1-1/4" & 1-3/8" and 1-3/4" Circle punches

Enjoy and happy Monday!  Hope you have a great start to your week!

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