Cards from Friends

Saturday, November 30, 2013
Look at these two beautiful cards from my friends forThanksgiving.



Thanks so much! I love to get snail mail!  I am so very thankful for friends!!

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Happy Birthday Katie

Friday, November 29, 2013
This is a birthday cake I made for a gal at church who just celebrated her 40th birthday!  Happy Birthday Katie!! Katie calls herself "quirky", but I call her FUN!  I was thrilled to be asked to make the cake for her special celebration

And what am I doing today?  Dodging the crowds and shopping the Black Friday Specials??  OH NO!! not me!! I am home baking for yet another cake order.  This time it is for a wedding so stay tuned.  I will have my helpers: Tyler and Gracie and even Grampa home to 'help' too, although their plans are to make a gingerbread house and gingerbread men cookies.  Whew!! sounds like we will spend our day in the kitchen today!!

Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving yesterday - I know we sure did!!

Don't forget about all of the Stampin' Up! Specials going on right now too!
You never need to get out of your jammies to shop with me!!
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Not Your Typical Thanksgiving Card

Thursday, November 28, 2013
Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!!  I am thankful for so very much and I am especially thankful for the ladies who are in my down line making my business in Stampin' Up! a wonderful success!  This is one of the cards that I mailed out to my girls (inspired by Brian King)

This says exactly how I feel about each of them.  They really mean the world to me!  Thank you ladies! - and Happy Thanksgiving!!

Stamps: World Map, Chalk Talk
Colors: Basic Black, Marina Mist, Very Vanilla
Other: Window Sheet, Black Staz On Ink, Dimensionals, Acrylic Paint and brush (local craft store)

This technique is called ACRYLIC SMASH

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Weekly Deals Samples

Wednesday, November 27, 2013
I thought I would show you some cards that I made in the past using some of the items that are on the WEEKLY DEALS list
Beautifully Baroque Embossing Folder #130917 Reg price $7.95 Sale price $5.96
Peek-a-boo Frames Die #124587 Reg price $32.98 Sale price $24.71

Floral Frames Framelit Dies #127012 Reg Price $26.95 Sale price $20.21
(inspired by Jackie Topa)

Here is the full list of the WEEKLY SPECIALS
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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

These are the WEEKLY DEALS for Today through Monday Dec 2nd!
Great Deals - the markers are a MUST HAVE in my book but then again, I love all the items listed!!  Click HERE to buy

DON"T FORGET about the HOLIDAY SALE going on until Dec 2nd as well
Click HERE is the link to view the sale items up to 50% off!! Why stand in line with all the crowds when you can sit in your jammies and order on line for all the things you LOVE!!
FESTIVE FLURRIES KIT to make 10 beautiful ornaments.  A great way to decorate a gift or maybe a plate of goodies you prepare to send to your family, friends, neighbors, etc. Click HERE to buy
Festive Flurry Ornament Kit
Festive Flurry Ornament Kit 135813 $14.95
I have an order going in weekly so you may contact me as well to place your order

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By The Tide Birthday

Monday, November 25, 2013
Just a head's up ladies that the Tuesday, November 26th COME STAMP WITH ME is CLOSED FOR THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY PREPARATIONS!!  I will see you all the following Tuesday, December 2nd!

Remember the Fishing themed birthday cake I posted last week?  Well, this is the card that I sent to Perk to wish him a Happy 80th Birthday!
Inspired by: Nance Leedy

I love how she used the Designer Paper from the SWEATER WEATHER Designer Pack in the Holiday Catalog pg 18 #132184 $10.95 for the water.  The stamp sets are BY THE TIDE, OFF THE GRID, GORGEOUS GRUNGE and ITTY BITTY BANNERS.

The circle is the 2 1/2" Circle Punch

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Craft Sale

Saturday, November 23, 2013
Today Sue and I are at our final Craft Sale for 2013.  I love this one because it is held so close to home and at the High School that we both attended as well as all our kids.  In fact, Dale's dad was on the High Schools first football team and later served on the school board as the Secretary.  I love being so connected all these years. 

These fun little Grinch treats will be on sale (plus so much more) so I hope you will pop in to see us

Here are the details:
Hudsonville High School
5037 32nd Ave, Hudsonville
9 am to 3 pm

This craft sale is held on the same day as the Hudsonville Christmas Parade so you can come to see the parade (which starts at 10am) and then come check out the craft sale.  Our booth is in the Cafeteria and if you mention that you saw this blog post (or my post on Face Book) I will have a special gift for you.

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Another Cake

Friday, November 22, 2013
This cake was made for a VERY SPECIAL man in our church who is celebrating his 80th birthday.  Since I grew up in this church, this man was a huge foundation in my upbringing.  He is very dear to my heart so I was honored when his family asked me to make the cake for his celebration.  Perk is an avid fisherman so they suggested a fishing theme for his cake.

Not only did they ask me to make the cake but his grand daughter (my hairdresser) asked if I could make him a special card for her to give him.  YOU BET!!  Another one of the things that I remember and appreciate about Perk is that he has a workroom where he would help all the boys (who needed help) to cut out their Pinewood Derby Cars.  He has the most giving heart, and has blessed more lives than will ever be counted.  A TRUE man of God.

Card inspired by Julie DiMatteo
Happy Birthday Perk!!

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Walk In The Wild

Thursday, November 21, 2013
This technique is called Masking Tape Technique

go to... for the tutorial

This card was inspired by: Dena Lenneman on Stampin' Connection

One of the simplest cards/techniques that you can make.

Now don't forget about the HOLIDAY SALE going on until Dec 2nd
Click HERE to see the PDF

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Remembering Christmas

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

My Daddy got a deer!!  Maybe I should send him this card for Christmas!!
So proud of him to still be able to get out and hunt at 87 years old, a bum knee and ruptured Achilles tendon! Now THAT is a true outdoorsman!

Stamp Set: Remembering Christmas #131760 $17.95 wood mount, #131763 $13.95 clear mount from the Holiday Catalog pg 28
Card inspired by Debbie Henderson

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Tuesday, November 19, 2013
So much going on in my life right now and I want to keep you up to date with the AMAZING DEALS  that Stampin' Up! is having each week.
The WEEKLY DEALS start on Tuesdays and go through the following Monday.  These are the newest deals for this week:

ALSO keep your eyes open for tomorrow post will show you the DOOR BUSTER DEALS for the Holiday Sale.    Some AMAZING Door Buster Deals ONLY Tomorrow!  30% off Trimmer, Markers, Simply Scored Diagonal Plate  Check it out!


Check out the flyer by CLICKING HERE and then call me with your order

TODAY is also COME STAMP WITH ME TUESDAY and these are the cards that we are making... I kept it to a Masculine Theme today

These are made with a retired stamp set called CLASSIC PICKUPS and then one from THE OPEN SEA set as well.
Remember only $1.50 per card you choose to make

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Pastors Orientation

Monday, November 18, 2013
The church where my Aunt and Cousin attend had an ordination service for their Assistant Pastor yesterday.  I was honored to be asked to make the cakes for the celebration.
 Look at all those little chocolate crosses!  Each one is adorned with a flower and leaf.
This last one was a German Chocolate for Pastor Will to take home with him.

Not only did they ask me to make his cakes but they wanted to give him a special card.  One for my Aunt to give and one for my cousin to give...
 Cards inspired by Brandy Cox and Tanya Bell

TODAY is the LAST day to get in on these WEEKLY DEALS

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Guest Stampers

Sunday, November 17, 2013
At yesterdays Stamp A Stack Class two of the lovely ladies brought some cards that they made and I just had to share them with you all.

Chelo's Cards are hand embroidered!  Can you believe what beautiful intricate work she does?

 These next two were made by Virginia, she said she just LOVES to make Christmas cards.

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Harvest Blessings

Friday, November 15, 2013
A great masculine birthday card! Inspired by Beth Hess on Stampin' Connection.
Stamp Set: Harvest Blessings, and the grasses are from a retired stamp I think, I can't remember.  A little water coloring and this was a quick and easy card.

Don't forget about the WEEKLY DEALS going on this week

Click here to place your order on line - or - save on your shipping and order through me by Monday the 18th (you will need to pick it up from my house)

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Gently Falling

Thursday, November 14, 2013
 A few weeks ago we had our pictures taken with our grand kids in the beautiful Spring Grove Park.  This is the park that I have taken many photos of my day care kids - especially in the fall when the leaves are beautiful and abundant.  We started this tradition when Tyler was 18 months old so each year we can see how everyone has changed in the past year.  So here are two cards that I made using the Birch paper that comes in the THANKFUL TABLESCAPE SIMPLY CREATED KIT #133463 $19.95 found on page 18 of the Holiday Catalog.
And here are a few pictures of that were taken that day!
© Eyvonne Photography 2013. Please do not crop or alter this image. 
Thank you!


Our beautiful daughter, Julie

11 year old Tyler

8 year old Gracie
Me and my Sweetie!
They really do love each other

Silly kids!!

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