Operation!!

Monday, October 23, 2017
Here we go again!
Tomorrow I head to the hospital AGAIN for another surgery. I think by the end of the year I will be the bionic woman.
I have never had an stay over night surgery before (except for in 1980 when I had my tonsils out at age 23. Back then you stayed over night to get your tonsils out!!)
The pain I have been experiencing in my legs (and back) I thought was generated from the problem with my feet (which I had surgery on in both January and May), but after my feet were fixed and the pain did not subside down my legs I ended up with an MRI which showed I had 90-95% of my nerves being pinched off in my lower back.  When I saw the MRI images, even I could read the problem!!  I will be in the hospital for 3-4 days.
Hence the reason behind my post for today...
Do you remember this fun game from your childhood? I sure do! my best buddy, Phyllis, had this game and we had fun playing it together.
My friend Rachel made this darling punch art card and I couldn't wait to make one of my own.  She actually sent me the PIN (by Ellen Kempers) a long time ago, but I never took the time to make it.
I made some changes to make it my own, but the basics are the same
What I changed:
1. The WISHBONE was made from the EASTERN PALACE DIES- can you see it?
2. I used one of the little butterflies (for "butterflies in the stomach") that I had on hand from the Butterflies Embosslits, and just added a thin strip of Basic Black for the body
3. The "Leg bones connected to the hip bone" - I used the bone die from the SWEET HOME Die set
4. The "Wrenched Ankle" I used the retired SLOT punch along with the medium sized circle from the retired OWL Builder Punch. It's just a smidge smaller than the one Rachel made.
5. I changed up the embossing folder to OH MY STARS 
To make it easier on myself for the next one I want to make I made up an 8x8 instruction page for my punch art album.  Maybe it will help you too.
What I left out from what is included in the game...
1. Charlie Horse
2. Water on the knee
3. Bread Basket
4. Spare Ribs
5. Adams Apple

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Sentimental Sunday

Sunday, October 22, 2017
Lucy has completed her 7 weeks of dog obedience classes!!
She did GREAT! and we love having her as a part of our family.  It has been 17 years since we had an animal in the house, but prior to that we were never without a pet since we got married in 1977. (you do the math!!) Actually Dale bought his first Samoyed in 1975 after we graduated high school and the first litter of pups were born just before we got married in June.
So here is some Lucy cuteness overload for you
 Gracie picked out some fleece and helped to tie it for Lucy's blanket

 Lucy loves her toys and piles them up in her bed so that there is no room for her to sleep in it
 So she climbs on the couch and sleeps with Violet and Jasper
 We bought her this silly little dress for Halloween, but she's already grown out of it
 Lucy loves paper! I say she is worse than a gerbil
 She loves her squeaky hedgehog that Miss Marla gave her
 And we find her in the funniest positions! She sleeps on her back a LOT
 Here she is after her most recent grooming - so good to see her cute face again!!
She has taken to sleeping with us on our bed at night.  Something Dale said would never happen (never say never, right??!!)
Recently poor Lucy was traumatized when the smoke detector went off. Poor thing, she has stuck close to my side ever since. (not that I mind)
The BELLA & FRIENDS Stamp Set is perfect for our little pooch, but, alas I do not own that set, so I asked my friend Rachel if she would be so kind as to make one up for me to give to Lucy's Dog Obedience Instructor.
We also gave her a bar of Dale's Handmade Soaps Dog Shampoo.
Ends up she received a bar from another client (who purchased from us) and she could not say enough about this soap! She promoted it during the class and we hope to get clients from her endorsement even though that wasn't our original intent.
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Craft Sale Day

Saturday, October 21, 2017
Today I am at the Georgetown Bible Church Craft Sale and I hope you will join me!!
I will take a brief break from my team meeting shares to share some Craft Sale items that will be out at the Craft Sale today 
These pillow boxes were made using the September Paper Pumpkin Kit. I filled them with Hand Sanitizers from Bath & Body Works.
Some new Treat Bags that can double for Gift Card Holders

Gift card holders are always a big seller
Some Halloween themed Triangle Boxes inspired by Gemma
I was super excited to land on my Halloween Designer Paper leftovers from last year and this extra heavy spider-web design was perfect for the lid.
The Stamp Set I used is THE LITTLE THINGS
Some inexpensive treats for the kiddos - I used a stamp from the September 2016 Paper Pumpkin Kit.
Dale will be in a booth connected to mine (shared with Carla) and I wanted to share his darling kids soaps he recently added to his line.  They are perfect for stocking stuffers!!
Ok, now for the deals for October - it's winding down - don't miss out!
The Designer Series Paper sale is on through the end of October.  Don't miss out on this great deal!
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Team Gifts

Friday, October 20, 2017
I love to have the chance to acknowledge my team members who help out and this month was no exception.
These are the bookmarks that I made for the ones who came to the Open House Work Night.  I never could have had enough samples, especially the variety of samples, that we had at the Open House last month without their help.
 Stamp Sets: Painted Harvest, Sheet Music
I stamped 3 of the sunflowers onto Sticky notes, then used then used them as a mask for adding the Sheet Music Background Stamp.
These beauties were inspired by Nina Janssen (no blog)
Then for the ones who helped at the actual Open House I gave them the Faceted Gems in Clear and Gold. I appreciate my entire team so very much!! I couldn't do what I love without their love and support.
Don't forget about the Designer Series Paper sale that goes through the end of October.  Don't miss out on this great deal!
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The Merry Pattern Host Promotion is going on as well through the end of the month. 
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September 1 – October 31, 2017:  Earn an EXCLUSIVE, limited-edition Merry Patterns Stamp Set  when you place an order of $300 or more (excludes shipping and tax). This promotion includes on-line orders!  

This is one of the cards that the ladies made at the October Stamp a Stack Class with the Merry Patterns Stamp Set.

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Team Shares Day 4

Thursday, October 19, 2017
Today's share were made by Shirley K.  
 This is called the Eclipse Technique and you see it all over Pinterest and demonstrator blogs. This card features the NIGHT IN BETHLEHEM Stamp Set
This card was made using the retired Come To Bethlehem Stamp Set - One of my favorite Christmas stamp sets
 Super pretty (even though the stamp set is not Stampin' Up!)
Another NIGHT IN BETHLEHEM BUNDLE beautiful Christmas card.
These next treats were shared by Donne
Donne and I attended the same baby shower and these are the favors that she made for all of us who attended.


I just love this little elephant in the A LITTLE WILD Stamp Set.
Don't forget about the Designer Series Paper sale that goes through the end of October.  Don't miss out on this great deal!
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The Merry Pattern Host Promotion is going on as well through the end of the month. 
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September 1 – October 31, 2017:  Earn an EXCLUSIVE, limited-edition Merry Patterns Stamp Set  when you place an order of $300 or more (excludes shipping and tax). This promotion includes on-line orders!  
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