Thursday, October 29, 2015

Veteran's Thank You Card

I was fortunate this past summer to participate in my first Honor Flight Ceremony at the Lambert Airport here in St. Louis.

Veterans from WWII, the Korean War and Vietnam were welcomed home from a day full of activities that started in the wee hours of the morning with their flight to Washington, DC to take part in a celebration of their service to our country and ended with a show of admiration and love as these women and men returned home to the St. Louis area.

This past week I was honored with a request to write a letter to Rich Cotter, a veteran of the United States Navy, who served in Vietnam.

To all of our service men and women worldwide, I thank you for your time, your service and your sacrifice, for without doing what you do and have done, I would not be doing what I do.

A special thank you to my father, brother, father-in-law, brother-in-law, son-in-law and many many relatives and friends who have served and are serving.  I respect you and admire I you.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Green and Gold Wins!!

 As you know from reading previous posts on my blog, stamping is one of the ways I find peace in my life.

As a result of that, bringing stamping to others is very rewarding for me.  Helping people learn that life is about "the moment" and not about "getting to the moment" is an ongoing goal of mine.

I remember the past and living day to day, making sure the girls had what they needed, that my husband had what he needed and that all was well.  I think I got so caught up in moving forward that I often forgot to enjoy those precious moments that are there but for a brief time.  So easy to do...

This past weekend I had my Christmas Card Stamp-A-Stack and we had a glorious time!  Every time a group of stampers gets together great memories are made, conversations are had, and things are accomplished.

I took a poll at our event
to find out which card was everyone's favorite.  The card with green and gold took the majority vote. Let me know what YOU think and if you want measurements, etc., contact me and I'll be happy to give those to you:)  Happy stamping!--Tammie 

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Friday, October 23, 2015

Christmas in October

Getting ready for my Christmas Card stamp-a-stack.  Before I moved to St. Louis I had this event every year.  So much fun!!  I'm very excited to offer this to all my new stampers in my new home!

Monday, October 19, 2015

Stamp Sale...Stamp Sale...Read All About It!!!!

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Hurry...this sale only lasts a few days!!!!

Woo Hoo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

...and they say Monday's are no fun;)

Friday, October 16, 2015

Vendor Fair Number Two

I just completed my second Vendor Fair since I have re-energized my business in St. Louis.  I had the best time visiting with my fellow vendors, sold some cards, bought some jewelry, and had another experience in this vendor puzzle.  As I continue on this journey of vending I learn more and more about the shoulds and should-nots.  I was spot on in not bringing too much merchandise or samples and I was surprisingly happy about how everyone loved my craft.

I will continue bringing my craft to the surrounding communities of St. Louis.  So much to share and time to do it!!

Time(?), you say...

Yes, time...We all make time for the things that are important to us.

I love what I do...

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Bling is the Name of the Game...Again!!

So my post a couple of days ago was using this same stamp set, same punch and same edgelits and color scheme, but I just twisted it up a bit:)  I do A LOT of cards at Christmas time and so they need to be simple, which is what I'm representing in the first card.  I added the DSP, Season of Cheer, to the second card to amp it up a bit.  Both cards are easy peasy, but I really like the way they came out. Fancy does not always have to be complicated!

Monday, October 12, 2015

Silver Bling with Mint Macaron is Serene

I am definitely loving the Delicate Ornaments Thinlits, as you can see. They coordinate not only with the Embellished Ornaments set, but also with Lots of Joy in the Annual Catalog (pg 69).

...and have you had the opportunity to use the Curvy Corner Trio Punch in the Holiday Catalog (pg 18)?  So easy and adds such elegance!

Bling is one of my favorite things when making cards or any other paper craft.  Glimmer and rhinestones are just the right addition, with that in mind!!

Have fun creating your cards today using these items.   They'll quickly become your favorites, too...I have no doubt;)

Monday, October 5, 2015

Christmas, Baby...You Choose

I had seen a card on Pinterest using this cute little deer on a Christmas card and I put that stamp set on my wishlist because I loved that card so much!  A few weeks later I purchased this set, which incidentally, is a 'new baby' set, and I began to create.  I love this little guy and have had a lot of fun imagining how he will look as I begin coloring with my ink pad and aqua painter.   He needed some shine on his nose and bow so I used our new Fine Tip Glue Pen and it worked like a charm!
What do you think,

With all the supplies at your fingertips (or waiting to be ordered;), you can make either.

Have fun designing, imagining and creating.

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Paper Pumpkin September 2015

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Sunday, October 4, 2015

Glitz, Glimmer and Gold with the Embellished Ornaments is Sooo Elegant!

Good morning!  Today's card is a continuation of my recent posts using the Delicate Ornaments and Embellished Ornaments Bundle.

When you have such intricate designs in your stamp and/or your embossing tools, you really don't need any other embellishment, but I just couldn't resist.  As you can see, I heat embossed my sentiment and added the Gold Glimmer Paper for that sparkle I wanted.  The Gold Foil for the outline of my ornament, as well as the poinsettia, topper and hanger just finished this card off.

Enjoy making your own ornaments for your cards, your tree or wherever you want to decorate.  Very easy and very elegant!

Have a great Sunday!