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Sunday, December 13, 2009

Seems clear enough today!

Phew! It seems like it will remain clear today and I am glad for it as I am going to a little gathering tonight about 20 miles away. Calling for more snow for tomorrow though. I am getting ready for christmas here - wrapping gifts and cleaning house in preparation for our children coming home. Cooking and baking and putting away food so that when the rush comes, we can enjoy our family and not be constantly in the kitchen cooking. I just want to have an easy going christmas with my boys and my husband and no pressures. With surgery coming after the New Year, I just want to have fun! Alot of my fun is making cards and scrappin' pages of my family but I have not had alot of time to do that this month. Last month I did a little more work on cards than anything else. I really like to stamp and I am just learning to color with copics and other markers. It does take a practiced hand to accomplish a beautiful and finished result. I have some great Just Rite stamps and I have to say that I love them. With the right cardstock and archival ink they stamp an amazing crisp image. Perfect for coloring! I have a great collection of Spellbinders and I have a good size collection of Cricut Cartridges - around 48 of them. I have both the Cricut Create and the Expression which I bring out to my crop clubs and card workshops. I have not had any problems with the Provocraft products-- they wear well and are used consistently by over 100 people. I have the cuttlebug and over 30 to 40 folders so I have some great product to work with. I am currently working on Wedding invites for my Nephew's wedding. I must have 175 invites completed for April 1st, 2010. All of the templates are made and now it is time for production as I am dividing the cards into about 5 different designs but keeping them all in the same paper collection. I will do a slew of them at my sister's while I am getting stronger in January after surgery as she is the mother of the groom and wants to be involved too. I have to take some pics some of my cards and find the pictures I have already taken. I will post them soon but Christmas prep and all the dates to keep leading up to Christmas comes first! More later, I promise.... k