This time of year, everyone needs to know where the closest PUMPKIN PATCH is so I wanted to let you know where my cute pumpkins came from ..............my fav pumpkin patch is on the corner of Government Avenue and Granby Street in Norfolk. It is a fund raiser for Miles Memorial United Methodist Church and a fabulous patch....check it out and have a lovely weekend !
My stamping friend, Agnes Leach, lives in Yorktown and has been a member The Gourmet Stamp Club for years (I wish I had journaled more so that I had a date) ~ a really fun group of ladies who not only stamp together but have lunch together every month ~ compliments of the hostess (and, they are all wonderful cooks!). The card below is the one that Agnes brought me for my birthday in September. I love it! She didn't bring the directions to the card so, this afternoon, when my friend, Lynne, came by we made our own version.
However, Agnes, I am so sad to tell you that I had to tear yours apart to figure out how you made it. Lynne and I used the stamp set HALLOWS NIGHT MAGIC BUNDLE on page 53 in the Fall Mini Catalog. This is our creation. What do you think?
Not perfect but I think we have it figured out. Now, to figure out if I can teach it. Frankly I am skeptical. Maybe after I make a few more I will be confident enough to try! Anyway ~ I hope your have a FUN, SCARY (the right kind) and FABULOUS OCTOBER!
This card is so cute I just had to show you ~ and, it is one you might want to CASE! The card is a birthday card created by Lynne Henderson for a great granddaughter in North Carolina whose birthday wish is for a 'makeup kit' that she saw in a local store. (I don't think I knew what makeup was when I was turning 7!) Lynne, the card is terrific (and, she will LOVE it!)
Do you have a card or stamped project that you would like to share? Let me know ~ my blog is dedicated to sharing CREATIVITY ~ YOURS and mine!
Our friend, Rusty, is looking for this stamp set. She would like to buy it from one of you who may have it in your collection if it is not one you use currently and would part with it. The name of the set is SIMPLE STEMS and it is a set of seven. I don't know the year or the catalog. I haven't been able to find it in the catalogs I have (but, I don't have ALL the catalogs), can you help? Rusty is willing to pay full price for the set. Let me know ~ thanks!
And, the winner is BETH THOMPSON! Yea, Beth! I will be sending your SUMMER NIGHTS PAPER PUMPKIN to you on Monday. Beth lives in Tennessee so it will take a little while to get this Paper Pumpkin box full of fun to her! Be sure to keep checking my blog for more Paper Pumpkin information ~ I had so much fun reading your comments that I think I will do this again in AUGUST!
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I received this beautiful card in the mail yesterday from Katy Bryant. It reminds me of the cards that I posted yesterday, the ones from the Boho Indigo Product Medley. It isn't but an original Katy Card. Thank you ~ love getting happy mail!
I have been working on a swap yesterday and today so, with your permission, I will deviate from my usual posts. The swap I am working on is one I will send to my friend, Kim Williams, in Pennsylvania on Monday. We were both on Stampin' Up!'s Advisory Board years ago and she is the chief swap organizer ~ an amazing lady. One of many amazing women that I know which reminds me of the graphic below ~ fabulous colors, artwork and a great quote. I count all of you in my wonderful circle of women. Thank you for being part of my life and my crafts!