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Chimney delivery! Even though I grew up in Florida, we DID have a fireplace and chimney. It was rare we needed a fire at Christmas, but when we did... I always worried how Santa was going to bring presents! This week's Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge (MOJO366) was inspiration for the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2014 at Straight FFFF's
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Stamp, Stock & Save! To celebrate this year's World Card Making Day, Stampin' Up is having a fun 15% off sale on some of your favorite products! From October 1-6 , you'll be able to purchase select ink pads assorted paper packs, envelopes, and adhesive-all at a 15% discount! Select... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2014 at Straight FFFF's
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It's Tuesday and that means time for new weekly deals... GREAT Weekly Deals: September 23rd - September 29th - These current deals are available while supplies last! The Hamburger Box Bigz XL Die is a GREAT deal at $10 off! Also great deals on the Ovals Collection and Party Pennants... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2014 at Straight FFFF's
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The September Paper Pumpkin arrived this past week! Q: What comes in my Paper Pumpkin? A: It's a surprise each month—anticipation for the surprise is seriously half the fun! No worries, though, you'll have everything you need to complete the project: paper, stamps, ink, accessories, and more! (You will need... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2014 at Straight FFFF's
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"Only 14 Fridays left 'til Christmas!" Ughhh... I want to slap people who talk like that. Even though every year I "vow" to get ahead of all the craziness, it doesn't seem to happen. Maybe this year will be the year! lol... Last week I talked about some of my... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2014 at Straight FFFF's
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It's Memory Keeping Monday (MKM)! Today we're going to "think outside the album". Our family loves to display pictures in our home. We definitely have more framed photos than artwork, so I was thinking... why not combine the two? This is an 8"x10" white shadowbox frame. Aside from the cute... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2014 at Straight FFFF's
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As you know, Harbor House was chosen to compete in a national social media campaign to ignite public awareness around economic empowerment and raise funds. The most successful organization will win $100,000! Well, the Purple Purse Challenge is in full swing! In just one week, you've helped spread the word... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2014 at Straight FFFF's
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Some of my fondest memories of Christmas as a child involve decorating our tree. However, I was NOT fond of the process of selecting one! I always wanted the full (& expensive) Frasier fir and my dad seemed to enjoy wandering around in the woods and cutting down a (free)... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2014 at Straight FFFF's
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Memory Keeping Monday (MKM) is back... and I am doing my best to not get behind with our boys' albums! Trying to keep Monday as THE DAY to print some pics and put some layouts together. So, while I wait for those pics to develop, I'll get ahead and start... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2014 at Straight FFFF's
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Harbor House of Central Florida (HH) is an organization that is near and dear to my heart. HH provides safe shelter, a 24-hour crisis hotline, counseling, and emotional support, and legal advocacy for thousands of domestic violence survivors and their children each year. A couple of weeks ago I told... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2014 at Straight FFFF's
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Who doesn't love a cupcake party?! I also love this Flashback Designer Series Paper (DSP). This week's Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge (MOJO361) was my inspiration for this card. Here is the sketch: Cupcake Party Card Recipe: Stamp Set: Cupcake Party (pg 58 Annual atalog) Paper: Pool Party, Basic Black, Crushed... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2014 at Straight FFFF's
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Find your favorite chair, grab your favorite beverage, snack and pen... because today you can begin ordering from the 2014 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog! View/download the new catalog > HERE It's full of stamps, paper, ribbons, buttons and other accessories, a box maker and tons of inspiration for fall and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2014 at Straight FFFF's
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Last week, I told you about a Short & Sweet special on the starter kit! This will be my last reminder about this deal: It IS short... It only lasts from August 21st - August 28th ....and it IS sweet! $150 worth of Stampin' Up! goodness for only $99. There... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2014 at Straight FFFF's
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I really love this Christmas Bauble! It is in the Holiday Catalog, which will officially debut this Thursday, August 28th. I'm very busy designing Christmas cards for a few upcoming Stamp-a-stacks (SAS). This week's Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge (MOJO360) was my inspiration for this card. Here is the sketch: Sparkly... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2014 at Straight FFFF's
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I have this cute sign above our pantry door. Simplify. I bought it from a friend who was having a yard sale and doing a bit of simplifying of her own! About 18 months ago, I wrote a post about this... Material Things Demand Attention (our story of too much... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2014 at Straight FFFF's
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It IS short... It only lasts from August 21st - August 28th ....and it IS sweet $150 worth of Stampin' Up! goodness for only $99. You don't even pay shipping costs! The Details: Deadline: Thursday, August 28th You get $150 worth of YOUR CHOICE in Stampin' Up products for only... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2014 at Straight FFFF's
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Last week I posted some information on our new Blendabilities alcohol-based markers. Today, I'm sharing with you some of our creations from our Blendabilities class last night! Everyone started with several stamped images of Blended Bloom, Snapshot, Christmas Bauble and Beauty of the Season. After a brief recap of tips... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2014 at Straight FFFF's
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Yesterday with the first day of school for our 17 year old nephew who lives with us. He is almost 18, a senior in high school and THE biggest flirt I have ever been around. I received no less than 40 (yes, four zero) texts from him yesterday. The first... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2014 at Straight FFFF's
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Here's just a couple things I made with it... Check out this quick video to see everything that is inside and what to do with it! If you haven't tried Paper Pumpkin, now is a great time to sign up--get 50% off your first two months. With a deal like... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2014 at Straight FFFF's
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The primary reason domestic violence survivors stay in an abusive relationship is they don’t have the financial resources to break free. Harbor House of Central Florida has joined the Purple Purse Campaign to raise awareness about domestic violence and financial abuse! Why the Purple Purse? The purple purse is symbolic... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2014 at Straight FFFF's
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Stampin' Up! has officially released one of our most exciting new products, Stampin' Blendabilities Markers! These exclusive, alcohol-based marker sets come in a 3-pack of light, medium and dark shades (of the same color), and provide your projects a more saturated look with blended colors. Because traditional alcohol markers require... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2014 at Straight FFFF's
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Yee-haw: /ˈyē ˌhô/ Wikipedia: an interjection expressing joy or exuberance and is stereotypically associated with Cowboys in various portrayals of the American Old West in the Western genre of film, television, radio, and literature in the 20th Century. It is also the Mikasuki word for wolf. Urban Dictionary: If you're... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2014 at Straight FFFF's
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The Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog begins August 28th and today's card offers a sneak peek of one of the new stamp sets. See below for my FREE Holiday Catalog offer! I made use of this week's Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge (MOHO358) for inspiration! Here is the sketch: Bring on the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2014 at Straight FFFF's
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Do you shop at Target? Yeah, who doesn’t, right?! By now, you must have heard about the data breach Target experienced just before Christmas last year. More than 40 million debit and credit cards were compromised. Guess my dad wasn’t crazy to use CASH all the time after all!. Did... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2014 at Straight FFFF's
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We're counting down to the first day of school in our house!! Okay... maybe it's only me that's counting down! By now you have seen the new photopolymer name stamp by Stampin' Up! It is so versatile and completly customizable! A fellow demonstrator came-up with a few options you could... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2014 at Straight FFFF's