Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Just wanted to give you a heads up on this weeks WEEKLY DEALS.  This is a good one gals with punches and a stamp set even!!
Here is a card I made using the Ticket Duo Builder Punch
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Pumpkin Pie Spice Hot Chocolate

I am just trying to get a start on some Craft Sale items because it is all starting up NEXT MONTH - The first one is just a few short weeks away.  I made up some of the yummy homemade hot chocolate mix and added Pumpkin Pie Spice to it - can I say it now?...YUMMY, YUMMY, YUMMY!!!  Glenda gave me some fun tea tins several years ago and I am finally using them.
 I used the Frightful Fence Jumbo Wheel (that I transformed into a stamp), sponged up some Smoky Slate Card Stock with Basic Gray Classic Ink for the feeling of a hazy night, and since it was Pumpkin Pie Spice Hot Chocolate I HAD to add some pumpkins from the Fall Fest Bundle.
 My Digital Studio is a big help when I need to make my own labels.
So won't you join me at the craft sales?  Check out the side bar of this blog to get all the details of dates and places.
Here are the supplies that I used:
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Home Again!

Monday, September 29, 2014
It is good to be home again after a FABULOUS weekend get-away in Washington DC.  Stampin' Up! does everything up big and they treat you so special even though there were no scheduled meetings/classes.  This truly was a VACATION! Each night we found gifts on our beds.
If you do not want to walk down my memory lane with me from the Incentive Trip then just quickly scroll to the bottom to see the cards that will be out for you to make at tomorrow's COME STAMP WITH ME class.
 YUMMY cupcakes from the famous GEORGETOWN CUPCAKE CO.
 A beautiful book of Washington DC to remember our trip by
This is the new Many Merry Stars Simply Created Kit and it also included the new stamp set called Many Merry Stars. Both of these will be available to purchase from our Holiday Supplement Flyer on October 20th.
 Sara Douglas and her hubby Sean were there so that was a special treat to have my photo taken with her.
I met some new-to-me demonstrators AND I met Debbie Henderson who was on my must-meet list. We sat down to breakfast and after chatting awhile her name was mentioned and I was so thrilled. (should have taken a picture but didn't want to look like a total stalker!)
Our Hotel the MAYFLOWER RENAISSANCE was exquisite

We saw the amazing sites of Washington with a private tour of the Capital Building being at the top! Thanks to Kelly Miller a gal from church who now works there in Congressman's Justin Amash's office.  My sister and her hubby joined us for Friday so that made it extra special
White House in background

We had to visit the WWII Memorial in honor of our daddy who served in the Navy

 Washington Monument...VERY tall
 Saturday we went to the National Zoo
 and our favorite was Bao Bao (pronounced bow-bow) the 13 month old baby giant panda. We laughed because at 13 months she is 47 pounds - the same weight as our Gracie at almost nine years old)
 And of course they had a Henry there!!
We also visited 2 of the Smithsonian Museums: Natural History and American History.
Another HENRY!!
Of course I was hoping to walk in the front door and see the dinosaur bones statue from Night At The Museum, this is the one they have there.
And I have proof that his name is Henry!! Check out this poster...
At the American History Museum a must-see for me was Julia Childs Kitchen because I LOVE the movie Julie and Julia.
Sunday morning we only had until 11:30 so we did some more walking (I can't imagine how many miles we put on during this weekend).  We walked to the back side of The White House and then over to the Lincoln Memorial.  How many steps??  87 - WHY?  "Four Score and seven years ago..." from the Declaration of Independence

and the Vietnam Memorial Wall.  My brother-in-law served during the Vietnam War and I am so very thankful that we CANNOT find his name on this wall because he is one the survivors!!

 We did, however, look in the registry to see if there were any Waite's and we found 2.  Probably not related at all but we would like to research it some day.
Again I thank you ALL for making this possible for me, I couldn't have done it without you!
BUT... it is time to get busy again so I hope you are ready to COME STAMP WITH ME tomorrow.  My craft room is open as always from 10am to 5pm and for only $1.50 each you can make as many or as few as you like.  These are the cards that will be out... 

These cards were inspired by Glenda, Marilyn (as seen on LeeAnn Greff's blog), Brian King, and Michelle Suit
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