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Fletch
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Interesting how the colors come back into fashion - they are on trend for now!! Relish the memories of success - that you participated and gave your all.Pretty darn awesome...And by the way, I would totally be up to some rollerskating now at age 50. I relish in the fact I can say Relish twice in one paragraph but also that I can stand on wheels (or blades) [sidebar: each year I vote for an ice skating holiday party at my office and drag my husband out for a spin at an outdoor rink] Just because I can!! Well Done Champ!!
Toggle Commented Jun 17, 2010 on An explosion of inspiration at Cathy Zielske's Blog
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Wow, how cool. Love the hand lettering and the stamps. Also, I am so excited to hear you have chosen Daniela Costa to be on your teacher list for Inpired. She is terrific and all your students will be excited to meet this fabulous teacher and person.
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Good for you! I am so proud of you and your success! You are an inspiration.
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This is terrific. You are right about the little apple. Excellent use of even leading between the photos and love the warm to cool effect. You should fee proud. As someone taking your DYL class I can say she's got it! Congratulations!
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I love it too. We just bought our retirement home in Bend, Oregon and we will be adding to it and making it a home over time. I will document this home that we live in now and the transformation of the Oregon house into a home. Great idea. I would be interested in a kit if you make more!
Toggle Commented Jan 28, 2010 on home sweet. at enJOY it by Elise Blaha Cripe
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This is terrific. I would tell the younger me not to be afraid to follow your heart, you will take some misteps, but it will all be ok. Oh, and the first boyfriend in college? he is a "tester" and while that first breakup is painful, that relationship will lay the foundation for a really terrific guy you will meet in an unexpected place who will turn out to be your best friend, husband and soulmate...and just be you.
Toggle Commented Jan 26, 2010 on Something old, something new at Cathy Zielske's Blog
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love this and you know any grammar errors, etc. make it special to you and make it, dare I say, human?! I enjoyed the story and will take you up on the challenge as I am getting more and more comfortable with my writing. Have a fantastic Friday!
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Cathy - I love your honesty and owning being you. I try to remember that each day. Some can be good and some can be not so good. I have come to realize that as each day ends a new one begins and I can start again. Being a marketing professional I can rationalize nearly everything. Not so good with weight as its there in your face. I recently lost 5 pounds just by eating better. I was not trying to lose, but it has inspired me to move. Just that small amount changed my dress size and made me feel better. I join you in this battle to make healthy and "fit" (my word of the year) a good habits. As a dog trainer I tell my clients that good habits are just as hard to break as bad...so here is to all of us - Cheers to Good Habits and feeling great!
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Jan 18, 2010
Cool! both of you.
Toggle Commented Jan 13, 2010 on This girl at Cathy Zielske's Blog
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I never thought I would enjoy a "nevers" list as much as I did from you and the folks who have posted. Wow! Pretty darn cool. I never in my wild imaginations thought that I would be the owner of an iphone. Hubby surprised me for my 50th birthday...one I will never forget! Thank you, Phoebe, I mean Cathy, lovely lovely post!
Toggle Commented Dec 15, 2009 on Ne dis jamais jamais at Cathy Zielske's Blog
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What a wonderful exercise. As I am about to turn 50 I have found that I am quite reflective today. I wrote most of my xmas cards and in going through my address book, took a few moments to think about each person when I met them and how knowing them has changed my life. Some of them provided to me through their friendship incredible lessons and learnings that only today would I have known were so important. My journalling for 10 minutes consisted of writing notes to myself of these lessons and the people connected to them so that I can write out my feelings about those lessons and those people more fully. I would never have thought to do that if not for this exercise. I love BPS and look forward to another amazing year of classes!
Toggle Commented Dec 14, 2009 on Write it down... at Scrap Big
Not overdoing is something you are learning and its ok that its different. Try new things and see what you like and what you dont want to do again next year. Getting out of the what is expected vs what you want is huge. Congrats on that. I am enclosing a quote I saw on Big Picture about the Grinch written by Dr. Seuss, I think it will resonate with what you are feeling....happy holidays "And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet ice cold in the snow, stood puzzling and puzzling, how could it be so? It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes or bags. And he puzzled and puzzled 'till his puzzler was sore. Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before. What if Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store? What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more?" ~Dr. Seuss
Toggle Commented Dec 12, 2009 on This is my confession.... at TERESA COLLINS
Wow. That word seems to sum up what has been a fantastic journey of techniques and fun. Thank you Thank you dear friend for overcoming what could have easily been a No for this year due to frustrations of unforseen circumstances. That would have been so easy to skip this year. Thank you for sharing your art and your craft. I look forward to seeing and purchasing your new things, especially giddy to hear about the dies - as I have a big shot, but have not found just the "right" dies for my style. I have hope that yours will be perfect for me. All the best to you are yours.
Toggle Commented Dec 12, 2009 on 12 Tags of Christmas...{day 12} at Tim Holtz
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Love this quote from the Grinch! Thank you for such a great reminder Lisa!!
Toggle Commented Dec 12, 2009 on Worth repeating at Scrap Big
Very Cool Tim - love how the santas face radiates out to the flower petals from his cheeks...thanks for the opportunity - this is so much fun. A great way to start each morning.
Toggle Commented Dec 11, 2009 on 12 Tags of Christmas...{day 11} at Tim Holtz
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So glad you got your bug back. Contact me about helping you with Roxie - until then check out www.openpaw.org for great information about raising a puppy. I head out of town on the 19th and back just after the new year.
Toggle Commented Dec 11, 2009 on I Got IT! at The Art Life Blog
Quite lovely...i noticed the flourish took a day off on this one, but that is ok...the metal and color is fantastic. Another great tag...can't believe we are in the homestretch with only a few left. I have no idea how I will start each morning when this is over. sharon f. california
Toggle Commented Dec 10, 2009 on 12 Tags of Christmas...{day 10} at Tim Holtz
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wow! Those were the days huh? Do you remember Mitch Miller?
Toggle Commented Dec 10, 2009 on Peace on Earth at Scrap Big
Absolutely fantastic! I did not think anything could top what you had already done...but you did it again. Love love love the photos! I feel like a winner today to get to download the photos. Thank you so much! Love those kids and yes, I too, recall my mom and santa visits and the crying of my siblings, etc. The film strip ribbon is my newest TH product and i am so excited to use it... Sharon F. CA (yes in snow country Bay Area)
Toggle Commented Dec 9, 2009 on 12 Tags of Christmas...{day 9} at Tim Holtz
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So glad they are following their hearts. thanks for sharing the story and the opportunity to win!
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Again, you amaze me - not sure why I should be surprised though. Another incredible tag and techniques. Love the parchment and the use of the flourish! Aged Mahogany - why don't I have that in my stash? From the hitch fastener to the embossed lamp post to the parchment paper - this one is is a hit! You really have outdone yourself this year Tim. Last years tags were awesome and if I can think of a word that beats that I will use it for this year! sharon f. "fletch" california
Toggle Commented Dec 8, 2009 on 12 Tags of Christmas...{day 8} at Tim Holtz
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Congratulations - sounds like everything fell into place as it is supposed to and everything was lovely. Thank you for sharing the photos. I hope to see Blindside very soon. I understand the young man in the story is playing in the NFL today. I love true stories of courage, kindness and triumph.
Toggle Commented Dec 7, 2009 on Taylor's Wedding at TERESA COLLINS
thank you for the information on how to make your own mask. And the layering technques - I do love the highlighting effect really a glow - is achieved on Santa's face. And how the stickles bring out a special something as the accent. Another fabulous treat this morning. Thanks again!
Toggle Commented Dec 7, 2009 on 12 Tags of Christmas...{day 7} at Tim Holtz
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You gals are so creative and fun to watch. Love the projects - so simple - thanks so much for your enthusiasm and for sharing!
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