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New Goodies…

I got new Goodies. For some reason I had been wanting some new Martha Stewart goodies so I got new Halloween stamps, ribbon, and really cute craft punches. I love her craft punches, probably more because of the color, cream, which is my favorite, and also the fact that they are very comfy to use.

I used the cute punches to make the pumpkins that are hanging off of the bow. The layout is of Abbey at the pumpkin patch last year. I love the vintage mother of pearl buttons that I was able to find to frame the pics. It added just the shabby touch that I was looking for. I also used the crackle stamp from Stampin Up for the background. I think it is my favorite stamp for creating a shabby chic look. I’ve used it on several different lo’s and it can add a different feel to each just depending on the color of paint I use. Gotta love that.

I wanted to thank everyone for all the encouraging comments on my last post. It is really nice to know that even though I’ve been gone so long, I still have friends that care 🙂  If you are  new to my blog, leave me a comment and introduce yourself. I always love knowing who is who on the little stats map that I look at. So many people from so many different parts of the world make this who blogging world so much more fun 🙂

I am still adjusting to the world of Word Press blogging. I love the size of the pics compared to Blogger. Now all I need to do is make myself a banner  and new graphics so I can get rid of this generic one, however, it is a really nice generic one, don’t you think?

Blog you soon!


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So Excited…

I was just on the Memory Makers website and this jumped out at me…

It is Blake’s 2nd cover and I am thrilled and honored that MM even considered me for this. They are so good to me 🙂

The story behind this layout is exhausting but here’s the short version. MM emailed me about one of my favorite lo’s. They wanted it for the Nov. cover. Of course I was so excited and I mailed it to them immediately. After quite a few weeks, MM contacted me again and said that the pic and the pattern papers on my lo were not photographing well and were not going to work on the cover. They asked if I could redo the layout with another photo and different paper. So I said yes. Well, somewhere in there we had a mis-communication and I ended up having only 1 day to redo the lo, well what I thought was one day. I was at work and missed a phone call that was telling me that the lo would have to be overnighted on that day that I was actually working on it. So when I got home from work, I got an email which said that I needed to contact them by 4:00 or someone else would be given my assignment. I freaked out. I didnt want MY cover to be assigned to anyone else.
So basically, I did this lo in 35 minutes and rushed it across town and made it to Fed-Ex with about 10 minutes to spare. I cannot tell you how stressful this whole thing was but now looking at the final result, I can say it was well worth it 🙂

This is a copy of the original that didn’t photograph well. I had to redo THIS actual one into a 8.5×11 and take off the journaling before I sent it in to them though. It is all Cosmo Cricket and it is still one of my favorites…

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