Monday, December 30, 2013

Monday Freebie - December 30,2013

Well here we are, almost to the New Year - 2014!  I have a freebie for you today that hopefully will inspire you in the coming year:


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As always, thank you so much for sticking with me this past year.  Things have been up and down and yet you hang in there and I appreciate it.  I hope to spend the next week or so getting moved back into my office and setting some goals for myself in the New Year (retirement may actually be one of them)!

I'm hoping to offer an exciting new monthly class and am even thinking about offering it online too!  Watch for more details on that coming up soon.

Have a safe and wonderful New Year celebration and I'll see you in 2014!

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Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Happy Birthday Darling Boy!!!!

Today is my son's 39th birthday!  I cannot believe that my baby is this old - not possible!  Here he is then and now:



Absolutely the light of my life!  Happy Birthday son - I love you so much!

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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

One of these days ....

I'm actually planning to get organized and get back to my regular posting schedule one of these days.  But until then, I'll do a little make up posting.  Here are two freebies for you today (since I didn't get one posted last week):

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I've never been one for making New Year's resolutions, but this year it just may be that the time has come.  I really need to get organized!

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Monday, December 2, 2013

Monday Freebie - December 2, 2013

Happy December!!!!  Here's your freebie for this fine Monday morning:

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I was supposed to get new flooring in my office starting today, but alas ... maybe this weekend.  I've been out of my office since the floods in early September and I really miss my space!  Keep your fingers crossed for me okay?

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Monday, November 25, 2013

Monday Freebie - November 25, 2013

Good morning everyone - I've got a Monday freebie for you that is actually here on Monday!  YAY!!!

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Still have a date with the camera and all my recent goodies.  I'll get there.  Lots of things going on - bathroom remodel at home, office remodel at work, grandson's birthday, Thanksgiving!  Luckily, the bathroom remodel is pretty much done so there will be facilities on the first floor when everyone comes for Thanksgiving.  Unfortunately, the office remodel is still going really slow.  They are supposed to come in and put the new floors in the week after Thanksgiving.  Walls are in and the painting is done though!  We still have boxes and boxes of my office things and piles and piles of books from the two library rooms sitting waiting to go back home.  Hopefully by Christmas everything will be back to normal.  Who knew that the much needed rain in September would keep things so up in the air until December!  We were lucky though, so I'm not complaining!

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Thursday, November 21, 2013

This week's Freebie is finally here!

I am not even going to apologize - I'm just swamped and that's all there is to it.  I'm getting things done and posted and that's all I can worry about right now.  This week's sentiment says it all, here it is:


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This week's freebie comes from a blog post title on A Rural Journal.  This is a blog that I have been a huge fan of for years.  Nancy Claeys is both a talented writer and fantastic photographer.  If you have time it would be worth your while to visit her blog and see for yourself.  She kindly gave me permission to quote her for this wonderful sentiment!  Thanks Nancy!

Today is the 5th birthday of this handsome little devil:




Here he is 5 years ago:



And here is in one of my favorite pix of him:


As a dutiful grandma I have tons more, but I won't bore you with them now.  If you click on the link to family posts in the sidebar you can see a few more of this precious little darling.  I'm sure there are many days when his parents would NOT agree with that name though!

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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Monday Freebie (on Wednesday ... again!)

As you can imagine, things have been just a little busy around the old craft cave.  I actually had this digi done last week, but ... life gets in the way sometimes.  Well, better late than never, here is this week's Monday freebie:

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Saturday is my big Christmas Card Buffet and I'm hoping the gals attending will have a great time making the projects I have designed for them.  There will be a couple more classes before Christmas with opportunities to make some more cards and some fun gift tags and gift card holders (pix of those to come very soon ... really!)

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Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Christmas Card Buffet

I host an annual Christmas Card Buffet for my stamping buddies every November.  This year's festivities will be on November 16, 2013 from noon till 4 at The Scrapbook Shack in Superior, Colorado.  Here's what we will be making this year:







This event is always a fun gathering and I am really looking forward to it.  Participants will make 15 cards (3 each of the above designs) and also an ornament that they can either use to decorate their tree or to decorate a special package for that special someone.  If you live in the Denver/Boulder area and want more information on this fun event, just leave me a comment or shoot me an email (address in the sidebar).

I had originally planned on having a free-for-all tag making table at this event, but the tag making has turned into an event of it's own.  15+ tags and 3+ gift card holders!  This will be an evening class sometime during the first week of December and I'll put up more details as things get going.

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Monday, November 4, 2013

Monday Freebie - November 4, 2013

Happy November!!!!  I cannot believe that it is November already.  Time gets away from me and I feel like I go to sleep and it's summer and when I wake up it's fall - and it's not just because I live in Colorado!  I have tons to share, but no time to take pictures.  The girls are coming tonight for Monday Night Stamping so maybe I can enlist their aid and get some pictures taken.  Saturday's Sassy Chic Ladies Christmas Lunch was an absolute BLAST!  We had a record turnout and everyone had a wonderful time.

Well, here's your freebie on this chilly November morning:

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Stamp Camp North is this weekend in Westminster, CO. and then my Christmas Card Buffet is on Nov. 16th in Louisville, CO.  Email me for details on either of these events.

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Monday, October 28, 2013

Monday Freebie and some Retreat Pix

Here's your Monday freebie (and it's even on the correct day this week):

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This past weekend some of the gals from the Front Range Stampers group went on a retreat for the day to a wonderful spot in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.  Our fearless leader Jayne Fuller put it all together for us and we had a wonderful time, crafting, sharing, eating and generally having tons of fun.  Here are a couple of pix from that day:

Cathy Hansen can always be counted on for fun times and lots of laughter:

This is the cozy lodge we used for our day of crafting and sharing:

This is my favorite pix of the day of Ann enjoying a little sun and solitude on the deck of the lodge:


Lots of fun activities coming up and I will be sharing some pix of the projects for those soon.

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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Pumpkin Patch and a Freebie!

We have been taking annual visits to the local Pumpkin Patch with Julian, Isabella and Justice (and their parents too).  Here's some pix from this year's visit:

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Picking Pumpkins is back breaking work!
Can't we agree?

I also have a Monday Freebie for you - on Wednesday!

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I am slowly but surely getting back into a normal routine after a few tumultuous months.  Thanks so much for being patient with me.

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