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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Halloween - 2nd Grade Catechism Class

This year's card is a combination of old retired stamps & new as well as the owl punch turned into a ghost w/googley eyes (Thank YOU Dawn!). I sprayed the card with the shimmer paint, but couldn't get a pic to show the sparkles irl.

Monday, October 25, 2010

How a Bowl Should be Licked

This should put a smile on everyone's face!!!!
How sweet of the owner who grabbed a camera instead of chasing the puppy away.

"Until one has loved an animal, part of their soul remains un-awakened." Oh, well, cupcakes are fattening anyway.

Friday, October 22, 2010


( what an awesome idea )

Obviously, he was a man ahead of his time.

Especially: Read the last quote from 1802.

When we get piled
upon one another in large cities, as in Europe,
we shall become as corrupt as Europe .
Thomas Jefferson

The democracy will cease to exist
when you take away from those
who are willing to work and give to those who would not.
Thomas Jefferson

It is incumbent on every
generation to pay its own debts as it goes.
A principle which if acted on would save
one-half the wars of the world.
Thomas Jefferson

I predict future happiness for
Americans if they can prevent the government
from wasting the labors of the people under the
pretense of taking care of them.
Thomas Jefferson

My reading of history convinces me
that most bad government results from too much
Thomas Jefferson

No free man shall ever be debarred
the use of arms.
Thomas Jefferson

The strongest reason for the
people to retain the right to keep and bear arms
is, as a last resort, to protect themselves
against tyranny in government.
Thomas Jefferson

The tree of liberty must be
refreshed from time to time with the blood of
patriots and tyrants.
Thomas Jefferson

To compel a man to subsidize with
his taxes the propagation of ideas which he
disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical.
Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson said in 1802:
'I believe that
banking institutions are more dangerous to
our liberties than standing armies.
If the American people ever allow
private banks to control the issue of their
currency, first by inflation, then by
deflation, the banks and corporations that will
grow up around the banks will deprive the people
of all property - until their children
wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers


Thursday, October 21, 2010


Tuesday, October 19, 2010

StampinUp Holiday Promotion

ABCs of the Perfect Handmade Holiday
Dates: October 19-December 16, 2010

You will have the opportunity to purchase select products--perfect for Amazing cards, Beautiful packaging, and Cherished gifts--at a 20 percent discount! See bundle information flyer link above.

Things to Remember:

This offer is available on all order types (customer, demonstrator, workshop, and online). Additional products from current catalogs may be purchased on the same order.
There is no minimum purchase required to participate in this promotion.
You must use the bundle item codes provided. The 20 percent discount will not be applied if individual bundle item numbers are entered separately.
Thursday, December 16, 2010

Monday, October 18, 2010

Has Anyone Told You Lately How Amazing You Are?

It's about time you heard it again.
I hear you saying, "Who me?"
I'm saying right back, "Yep, you.

the one doing your thing,
making your difference,
being a glorious mess that God can use.

You... getting back up when you fall down, trying again when it doesn't work out, doing the hard, the different, taking those steps of faith.

You... wonderfully made just like you are, and on your way to becoming all He made you to be. I see you squirming in that chair, squinting a little at that screen and thinking,"That's for others but I'm not so sure about me." Believe it, receive it, it's true. This is for YOU.

I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.
Psalm 139:14 NIV

Sunday, October 17, 2010


God our Father, walk through my house and take away all my worries and illnesses and please watch over and heal my family in Jesus name, Amen

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Happy Sweetest Day Sweets!

“We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face... we must do that which we think we cannot.” ~Eleanor Roosevelt

Friday, October 15, 2010

Thursday, October 14, 2010


Three friends married women from different parts of the country.

The first man married a woman from Wisconsin . He told her that she was to do the dishes and house cleaning. It took a couple of days, but on the third day, he came home to see a clean house and dishes washed and put away.

The second man married a woman from Minnesota . He gave his wife orders that she was to do all the cleaning, dishes and the cooking. The first day he didn't see any results, but the next day he saw it was better. By the third day, he saw his house was clean, the dishes were done, and there was a huge dinner on the table.

The third man married a girl from Michigan. He ordered her to keep the house cleaned, dishes washed, lawn mowed, laundry washed, and hot meals on the table for every meal. He said the first day he didn't see anything, the second day he didn't see anything but by the third day, some of the swelling had gone down and he could see a little out of his left eye, and his arm was healed enough that he could fix himself a sandwich and load the dishwasher. He still has some difficulty when he pees.

Thanks Jenny for sharing! LOL

My wish for You (thanks Joy)

“This is my wish for you: Comfort on difficult days, smiles when sadness intrudes, rainbows to follow the clouds, laughter to kiss your lips, sunsets to warm your heart, hugs when spirits sag, beauty for your eyes to see, friendships to brighten your being, faith so that you can believe, confidence for when you doubt, courage to know yourself, patience to accept the truth, Love to complete your life.”

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Pink Party to support Breast Cancer Awareness

Pink Parties to Support Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is breast cancer awareness month where pink becomes the new black-for a very good reason. Did you know that in the United States 1 out of every 7 women will get breast cancer over a 90-year life span? In Canada it is 1 in 9.

With statistics like that supporting breast cancer research becomes more important than ever. Gold Canyon is on track to donate $50,000 to this cause, so why not book a "Pink Party" this month with your local Demonstrator and help us in the fight against breast cancer? 10% of the purchase price of Gold Canyon's new Pink Sugar Cookie breast cancer tribute candle goes to our corporate partner The Breast Cancer Research Foundation®. BCRF's mission is to achieve prevention and a cure for breast cancer in our lifetime. Invite your friends and family to this event, celebrate life and hope, share stories and support a great cause. To find out more information on BCRF, please visit

E-mail me or post a comment if you're interested in helping out. Thanks.

Give a Gift - Pink Sugar Cookie
Print the Reminder Gift Card

The new Pink Sugar Cookie Breast Cancer candle is the perfect gift for all the women in your life. Print out our reminder gift card to go with the candle and let someone know just how important you think they are. Every woman should do a monthly breast self-exam and this is a fun and inspiring way to remind them.

Order online now! 10% of the purchase price of the Pink Sugar Cookie tribute candle goes to our corporate partner The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

SU Clearance Rack items up to 80% off

From October 5–18, Stampin'Up! is over two hundred discontinued items, some at up to 80% off to The Clearance Rack.

Things to know about the Clearance Rack Blitz:

Qualifying orders are eligible for hostess benefits/Stampin’ Rewards.

While the Blitz last from October 5–18, some items, depending on availability, may be made available in the Clearance Rack in the future.

All discontinued items are available only while supplies last.

All sales of discontinued items are final.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

October Birthdays

Happy Birthday to:
Carol, Trish, Alice & Isabella!

Isabella's outside card:

Inside card for Isabella:

Monday, October 4, 2010

Made to Make a Difference

Made to Make a Difference

We are created by a great God to do great works. He invites us to outlive our lives, not just in heaven, but here on earth.

God has not given us what we deserve. He has drenched his world in grace. It has no end. It knows no limits. It empowers this life and enables us to live the next.

Here's a salute to a long life:
goodness that outlives the grave,
love that outlasts the final breath.
May you live in such a way that your death is just the beginning of your life.

Outlive Your Life

Somewhere in the midst of it all, it hit you. You realized that these days are more than ice cream trips, homework, and pimples. This is called life. And this one is yours.

You've been given your life. No one else has your version.

Live in the right way, serve God, have faith, love, patience, and gentleness. Fight the good fight of faith, grabbing hold of the life that continues forever. You were called to have that life when you confessed the good confession before many witnesses.
I Timothy 6:11-12

Excerpt from Outlive Your Life by Max Lucado.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Great Women

Great women are not considered so because of personal achievements, but for the effect their efforts have had on the lives of countless others. From daring feats of bravery to the understated ways of a compassionate heart, great women possess a common strength of character. Through their passion and persistence, they have advanced womanhood and the world.
~ Peggy Anderson

Friday, October 1, 2010


drum roll.............................................................

the winner is:
Darleen Sexton!


And, thank you for your order!

KISS a/k/a Keep It Simple Sane

Tips for Keeping it Simple and Sane

Thoughts can accumulate like old, dusty house clutter, and provide you with an excuse not to move forward with your life, but to dwell in the familiar.
Quit thinking about what you “should” have done. If you could have done it differently, you would have.
You must first be mentally balanced to achieve a total healthy balance in your life.
Consider words that you believe define you, words that you have heard others use to describe you, words that come from past memories, and old words that might once have been used to describe you. Are there words you are holding on to that caused you to sacrifice other, more positive words? You have the power to change those words, but it’s a choice you have to make for yourself.
Engage in every aspect of life that you can, and enjoy the ride. Accept the helping hands of travelers who have gone before you, and when you become a traveler, be ready to offer your own hand to those that need guidance in their own rides.