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Friday, March 31, 2017

Farewell Sale-a-Bration 2017

Happy Friday! Can you believe it? The month of March is over same with 2017 Sale-a-Bration promo? Today is the last day! I have a few more cards I want to share created with Sale-a-Bration items. So, I am going to just post them all at once while March is still not technically over. Haha. 
I cased this from Pinterest and just changed it a bit plus added the pearls. I used the SAB stamp set Delicate Details and 3/8" Metallic Ribbon combo. This set is a keeper and so versatile. Very shabby chic! It reminds me of cards from long ago. It's also amazing for Wedding cards.
This card was created using the SAB Carried Away Designer Series Paper and the Lift Me Up bundle from the 2017 Occasions catalog.
This card was created using the SAB stamp set Hey Chick. I really love this set. Another must have or must hoard, oh so versatile stamp set. 
This card was created using the SAB stamp set Avant Garden. Just when I thought I had enough flower stamps, this set came along and convinced me that no, I can never have enough flower stamps. Haha. 
Well, there you go. Farewell to another wonderful Sale-a-Bration season. I hope you've taken advantage of this once a year amazing promotion. On to April and Easter/spring cards... Thank you for stopping by. 
Monday, March 27, 2017

Inside the Lines DSP & Dragon Fly Dreams

Happy Monday, everyone! I have a few more cards created with freebies from the Sale-a-Bration promo and I must share before the deal ends this Friday. 

Coloring has been very popular for both adults and kids. It's no wonder Stampin' Up! finally joined in on the fun. I really enjoyed creating these cards. I cased them from a few samples I saw on Pinterest and just added my own spin on them. 

It's hard to see on the photo but I added the Clear Wink of Stella on the flowers after I colored them.
Well, that's all I have for this busy last week of March. The list of products used to create these cards are below. Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Friday, March 17, 2017

Avant Garden

Sometimes it's really disheartening the things some people can get away with. These same people expect and ask so much out of their subordinates yet the same expectations simply do not apply to them. They give deadlines for other people to adhere to, but it's acceptable if they themselves don't deliver. Perhaps they are overwhelmed, too busy or have too much going on. Whatever the reason may be. It's just so unfair that lately, the word that comes to my mind each time is demoralizing. "The things some people can get away with", sounds like a Dr. Seuss book, doesn't it? 

Over two decades ago, I was working for this amazing non-profit organization in Juneau, Alaska that helped train and find jobs for individuals with disabilities. I am so grateful to this company because it accommodated my schedule while I was in college as a single mom raising my son. I believe that they really gave me my start in accounting and somehow directed me to where I am now. The leaders of that organization at that time were some of the nicest people I'd ever met. They were so down to earth and very kind. I was even more fortunate to have been mentored by one of the sharpest women ever, Peggy Schick, who happened to share the same birthday as mine. She to-date is the only one I'd ever known who truly has photographic memory and boy, was she brilliant with numbers. I also remember her to drink at least three pots of decaf coffee all day! Smile. I was very young and often overwhelmed with my job, school and of course being a single mom. I was at times a wreck, to put it mildly. I remember this one afternoon, she called me in her office, closed the door and I was certain that I was about to get fired. I did not. Whew! Peggy sat me down and told me that she believed I had so much potential and that I was destined to shine...if only I learn to manage my TIME. She said that she could relate that my plate was overflowing because she lived my life. She raised two daughters on her own, went to school and worked. And the one thing that made it all bearable was that she took a moment each morning to gather her thoughts and populate her tasks according to priority. Peggy said there would be days when I'd only get to do the really important things on my list and that's fine, because most "stuff" that we stress over really aren't that critical. From then on, I had followed her advice that to this day twenty two years later still serves me as my guide. This card is for you, Peggy. Thank you for taking the time to recognize my potential. I think of you more than you realize.



Well, that's all for now. Sale-a-Bration promo is coming to an end March 31st. This Avant Garden stamp set is a must have addition to your collection. Below is the list of products used to create this card.
Monday, March 13, 2017

Tasty Trucks

Happy Monday, everyone! The time change really affects me each time. I'm moving slowly this morning. Oh well, it's about time I post a card from the 2017 Sale-a-Bration catalog. I apologize, my life has been just too darn busy and admittedly, I'd bit feeling a little uninspired. I've just been going through a lot lately. I will save my litany next time when I have a little bit more time. Haha.

This stamp set, Tasty Trucks is a total must have. The possibilities are endless. And the images are so cute. 

I stamped the truck image twice and then cut out the other image, color and adhered to the white cardstock. It's much cuter in person, I promise. 
Well, that's all for today, folks. The list of items used to create this card is below.  Thank you for stopping by.