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Thursday, July 29, 2010

Jodi's 5 chances Blog Candy

Head on over to Jodi's blog for her 5 bags of candy at:

Gracie's Blog Candy Alert

Go over to Gracie's blog for rules, etc. at

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Sold 2 more puppies from Miley's litter

This is the little girl who weighed 6lbs at 6 weeks that we nicknamed "Charlie" after the Disney show Good Luck Charlie and it also made me think of Charlotte's web.

This chunker (17 lbs) of a boy went to a baseball family who named him Jackson.

Charlie was our favorite, but the day she was born May 21st is the same day as the day Shasta died who she will be mending the hearts of the family that lost Shasta.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Hostess STAMPIN'UP Herald

Extra! Extra! Stampin' Up! hostesses get extra hostess awards July 27-August 31, in addition to the already fantastic hostess benefits!

From July 27 to August 31, Stampin' Up! hostesses can earn an EXTRA $25 to use toward Stampin' Up! products of their choice when they host a workshop totaling $350 or more!

This extra benefit is included along with the standard hostess benefits they receive when they host a workshop. The standard hostess benefits include

•A free 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalog worth $9.95!
•Free stamp sets only available to hostesses (with qualifying orders; select from the products on pages 10-16 of the Idea Book & Catalog)!
•Free Stampin' Up! products of your choice!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Advice (Thank YOU Lindsay)

An Angel says, 'Never borrow from the future. If you worry about what may happen tomorrow and it doesn't happen, you have worried in vain. Even if it does happen, you have to worry twice..'

1. Pray
2. Go to bed on time.
3. Get up on time so you can start the day un rushed.
4. Say No to projects that won't fit into your time schedule, or that will compromise your mental health.

5. Delegate tasks to capable others.
6. Simplify and unclutter your life.
7. Less is more. (Although one is often not enough, two are often too many.)
8. Allow extra time to do things and to get to places.

9. Pace yourself. Spread out big changes and difficult projects over time; don't lump the hard things all together.
10. Take one day at a time.
11. Separate worries from concerns. If a situation is a concern, find out what God would have you do and let go of the anxiety. If you can't do anything about a situation, forget it.
12. Live within your budget; don't use credit cards for ordinary purchases.

13. Have backups; an extra car key in your wallet, an extra house key buried in the garden, extra stamps, etc.
14. K.M.S. (Keep Mouth Shut). This single piece of advice can prevent an enormous amount of trouble.
15. Do something for the Kid in You everyday.

16. Carry a Bible with you to read while waiting in line.
17. Get enough rest
18. Eat right.
19 Get organized so everything has its place.

20. Listen to a tape while driving that can help improve your quality of life.
21. Write down thoughts and inspirations.
22. Every day, find time to be alone.
23. Having problems? Talk to God on the spot. Try to nip small problems in the bud. Don't wait until it's time to go to bed to try and pray.
24. Make friends with Godly people.

25. Keep a folder of favorite scriptures on hand.
26. Remember that the shortest bridge between despair and hope is often a good 'Thank you Jesus.'
27. Laugh.
28. Laugh some more!
29. Take your work seriously, but not yourself at all.
30. Develop a forgiving attitude (most people are doing the best they can).

31. Be kind to unkind people (they probably need it the most).
32. Sit on your ego
33 Talk less; listen more.
34. Slow down.
35. Remind yourself that you are not the general manager of the universe.
36 Every night before bed, think of one thing you're grateful for that you've never been grateful for before. GOD HAS A WAY OF TURNING THINGS AROUND FOR YOU.

'If God is for us, who can be against us?'


Sunday, July 25, 2010

You Are Not Alone

You are not alone - For God is with you.
You are not defenseless - For God is your protector.
You are not inadequate - For God is your sufficiency.
You are not useless - For God has a purpose for your life.
You are not worthless - For God sent His Son to die for you.
You are not without hope - For God has a place prepared for you.
You are not unloved - For God loves you with an everlasting love.
You are not rejected, or abandoned - For God calls you His own.

"I will never fail you. I will never abandon you." So we can say with confidence, "The Lord is my helper, so I will have no fear. What can mere people do to me?" Hebrews 13:5-6 NLT

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Twelve Things God Wants You To Remember

God is for you.
God loves you.
God will guide you.
God will not fail you.
God will be with you.
God will provide for you.
God will bless you.
God will give you rest.
God will strengthen you.
God will answer you.
God will uphold you.
God will keep you.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Triple Owl's

Awesome idea from Debbi, go check out her blog! Now I have something to case with my new punch, kwim?
Card Details:
Stamps: Sanded Background, Tiny Tags
Paper: Marina Mist, pacific Point, Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler, Blueberry Crisp Designer Paper, Sahara Sand
Ink: Pacific Point, Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Marina Mist
Accessories: Two Step Owl Punch, Jewelry Tag Punch, Pearl Half, Victoria Crochet Ribbon
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Alayna's pic w/each puppy that was sold

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Excerpted from: The Courage to Be Yourself by Sue Patton Thoele

Accepting that each lesson encountered presents an opportunity to move a step closer to wholeness and be a smidgen better at expressing our real selves helps us embrace rather than resist them. God must have a sense of humor because life-lessons are typically presented by annoying people who grate on our nerves. Of course, they may set our teeth on edge because they come toting invitations to yet another life-lesson party. Lesson-bearers who activate our fears, stir up our insecurities, and frustrate the bejeebers out of us are, in fact, our greatest teachers.

As I’ve indicated one of my major life-lessons is self-love. So, naturally, I’ve drawn people into my own life who cannot or will not see me as loving no matter how hard I try to be the Perfect All-Loving Person. Obviously I have a ways to go in learning this particular lesson completely since a dear friend recently said, “I can hardly wait until you can stomp your little Mary Janes and say, ‘I don’t care what anyone else thinks, I love me!!!’”

Maybe I’ll learn self-love fully in this lifetime, maybe I won’t. But I have learned three things: to commit to loving myself no matter what, to take care of myself when I’m hurting, and, most importantly, to be grateful for my life-lessons and the teachers who make me face them.

Each adverse circumstance, in fact everything we experience as we trek through our personal soulscapes, can contribute to our soul’s growth. Conversely, if we don’t face our fears, move through our feelings, and befriend ourselves, each difficult person or circumstance can also contribute to emotional and spiritual atrophy. It’s up to us. We have the right to make our own choices.

What life-lessons decorate your soulscape? Who is especially talented at depositing lessons on your doorstep? What circumstances bring you face to face with that which you’d most like to avoid?

Becoming aware of, acknowledging, and accepting our life-lessons greatly facilitates learning them. As we accept and embrace the natural ebb and flow of our lives and feelings, we can revel in the splendor and power of high tide and discover the wonders revealed in the shallow pools at low tide. Exploring and healing our feelings, whether high or low, brings a treasure beyond belief: the treasure of authenticity.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Miley's puppies are 8 weeks old today!

We are planning our PUPPY OPEN HOUSE for
SUNDAY, JULY 18TH 1pm to 6pm

Monday, July 12, 2010

Live with Passion

I should probably "dust" this set off and put it to use, just look at what a great job Ann did!
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Friday, July 9, 2010

Curt's World

Run, don't hide, but hurry up on over to Curt's World!
The stamp set I used for this set is by Stampendous.  I love these bright colors.  I was just going to do one of my standard note card holders, but this morning when I went to SCS, they had this box featured for the project of the week.  The box is super easy to make.  You can find the tutorial here: BOX TUTORIAL.  There is a written tutorial as well as a video tutorial.  I used Bazzill card stock for this project.  I stamped the fruit images with Versamark ink then embossed it with clear ep.  I added crystal glitter around each fruit to give it a "sugared" look.  I then cut each out and placed it on the card with a dimensional.  The base card is kraft card stock.
My next project is not a card but something for the boys.  It falls under the altered category.  Here is a pic of the project:
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Ebony's puppies

Don't you just love 'em?

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Another Fabulous Cake Share

Absolutely amazing, speechless! Go visit her blog for sure!

Jan has outdone herself again! She had made this cake with her friends, Martha and Suzi, for a friend who's celebrating her birthday on the 8th. Her friend could not attend the club gatherings due to cancer again for the 3rd time and we wish her the best and full recovery to remission again.

Jan used lilies this time, mixed with roses. They decorated with faux tea lights around the cake. Isn't that brilliant! It serves as a lovely glow for the cake when lights are dimmed! Notice that she also decorated her tea lights :) So pretty!

I give this a 2 thumbs up in my collection!!! Well done, Jan! Oh, she says that it's also the "Best $4.99 Ever Spent". Thanks, Jan!

Please let me know if you have any questions or suggestions. Please visit my blog and my Stampin Up Website! Have a nice day!
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