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Bring on the Cake!

It's the first class of the new year!  We'll be making 8 Birthday cards, 2 each of the 4 designs shown above.  The cost is $20 per person and includes all supplies except adhesive.  Deadline to sign up is Wednesday, January 5th.  Payment is required to hold your spot.

WHEN:  Friday, January 7th

TIME:  7:00 PM

WHERE:  The Stamp Shack, 118 S. Buckeye Street, Kokomo, IN


Birthday Bash Stamp-a-Stack

Class kits are available and will ship within 10-14 days after payment is received.  Cost is $25 and includes shipping.  You'll receive pre-cut cardstock, envelopes, and embellishments plus a pdf file with the instructions for completing each card.  You will need the following items to complete the cards as shown.

  • Bring On The Cake stamp set
  • Black Staz-on ink pad
  • Stampin' Write markers:  Blush Blossom, Daffodil Delight, Pacific Point, Pear Pizzaz, Real Red, Bashful Blue
  • Adhesives:  mini glue dots, SNAIL, and dimensionals recommended
  • Scissors

 I'll be sharing each of these cards in more detail this week.

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Happy New Year!

My Project 3-001The new year signifies a fresh start for many of us.  I've had to take some time away from my blogging and stamping to bring balance into my life.  People have often asked me how I am able to do all the things that I do......wife, mother, chiropractor, and stamper.  And the answer is that I've always had a lot of help.  My husband is very supportive and is wonderful about helping around the house and with the children.  He is truly my partner in life.  I've been blessed with excellent staff at my office, a fabulous housekeeper, and a childcare provider that is amazing. 

However, the demands of my real job have increased dramatically within the last year and I've realized that my priorities would have to change.  I hit the wall in October and it took me almost 6 weeks to recover from bronchitis.  I often tell my patients that if you don't listen to the signals your body sends, then your body will eventually fail you.

I seriously considered giving up my stamping business.  Don't worry!  I only considered it for a short time before my husband talked some sense into me.  I will simply have to budget my stamping time more this year.  This should be a good thing for my blog readers, too.  I am sure that many of you have busy lives and I am going to focus on providing you with quick, easy projects throughout the year.

And today's project is FAST!!!!  I wanted to create a calendar for my office.  My patients always ask about my kids and I thought this would be a great way to showcase some family pictures.  I purchased the 2011 Notable Desktop Calendar Digital Kit which features templates for all 12 months plus a cover page for a 5-1/2" x 6-1/2" destktop calendar.  The cover page is at the top of this post.  I simply inserted a family photo from our recent Disney World trip and the page was done!

The pages for January are below and they were just as easy.  All the formatting is there and you can always change the elements if you prefer a different look.  I just kept all the templates as is, added my photos, and was completely finished in 30 minutes.  It only cost $19.95 to have the calendar printed and I can't wait to see the finished product.  I'll share it with you when it arrives.


My Project 3-002 
My Project 3-003 

I will be hosting a series of classes on My Digital Studio in January & February.  You can find complete details about this and other upcoming events on my Stampin' Up! website.

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