Just a Note

I know some of you have been waiting for my post on the Tin of Cards and I promise it is coming. With that being said, I work two overnight shift in town and all though it’s not much it throws my whole week off.
I have completed the dividers and a set of the cards which I will post tonight. I have to admit when I moved my craft stuff back to my house I temporarily lost my Tin of Cards stamp set. Minor setbacks but I wanted you to know I haven’t gone off grid again.



Life Happens…

It has been over a year and many think I have dropped off the face of the earth, but I am still here!

So much has happened since I last posted…

I really thought I would be back when I said I would, but as the title says life happens.

The new job I talked about in the last post consumed my life and my health. That is no longer the case. I make no excuses for my absence but I want to take time to thank you for staying with me!

I can’t wait to show you all the new things that Stampin Up! has come out with and it’s almost Sale-a-bration!!!

I love sale-a-bration, they always have so many cool things and lots of freebies.

I will be adding more of my personal life on here as well, you will be able to find that under “On a personal note” if you so choose to read my ramblings, oh and see pictures of my animals, lol.

I won’t promise that I will be consistent with my content because every time I do life interrupts my plans. I am making my blog and my stamping a priority because I need to get back to what I love to do and what makes me happy and that is creating with paper and ink!

So, hang in there with me while I get back into the swing of things.

Oh I almost forgot the Weekly Deals!!

Check them out…

Sale: $13.50

Price: $18.00

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Sale: $20.25

Price: $27.00

Sale: $13.50

Price: $18.00

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I Absolutely LOVE a Challenge…

Challenges are my specialty, I won’t sleep until I have a solution

Right now I have insomnia, lol, because I am trying to get my schedule organised

My schedule is crazy:

M-F 6:30 am I get my 2 yr. old niece Danyelle

M-F 6:30 am to 9:30 am we nap (or she is a blubbering mess, me too!)

Monday my studio is closed so we do housework, laundry and a movie and popcorn

Tuesday through Friday my studio is open from 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm

So from 9:30 am to 11:00 am we have breakfast, take out the dogs and maybe get a bath

From 11:00 am to 12:00 pm we get lunch prepared to take with us and for Jerrah to have at work

from 12:15 pm until my studio closes I am there, Danyelle’s mommy gets there around 2:30

After Danyelle leaves I can really focus on projects and my blog

Then on alternating Thursdays and Fridays I work over-nite at the hotel (pays for my studio)

Saturday I get to catch up on missed sleep and then to the studio

Sunday is a rest day (HAHA) I usually spend this on the parents farm working

So I decided since I couldn’t find a planner that fit me I would make one

I have this amazing program called My Digital Studio (MDS)

Well here was the challenge…

I want my designs to print all the way to the edge of an 8 1/2″ X 11″ piece of cardstock

MDS will not do that because it is designed for professional printing and has a built in bleed area

I searched the internet for solutions (always my first step) not much there

I changed my printer setting with no luck MDS overwrites this

Finally I figured it out…

I saved the project as a JPEG to my computer

reopened the project in Microsoft office 2010 and printed it as one 8 1/2″ X 11″ picture PERFECT

Completely borderless no white at all!!!

I am so happy that now I will design my perfect planner (I will share when its done)

It was such a simple solution that frustrated me completely

PLEASE if you have any suggestions for organizing my various life projects and menial tasks please let me know

I am a complete dork and love lists so throw me all your ideas!!!!

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I Love New Beginnings!

I have to laugh because in November I posted that I was coming back to blogging

Well, things happen and boy did they happen to me

I outgrew my little house, for those that don’t know my house is 480 sq. feet

I was able to rent a converted hotel room at a reduced rate

I turned this into my studio and was inundated with questions like:

“When will you open?”

“Are you going to have classes?”

and my favorite…

“Can I just come hang out and craft?”

Well I have to say this was just suppose to be my personal studio

However, things change and I now have a studio that is open to the public five days a week

I have had to do some major juggling of my schedule but I am happy to say I am proud of my little Studio

Here are some pictures of Stamping the Moon Studio:

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As you can see from the slideshow there are a lot of different areas

The kids area was designed for my niece Danyelle whom I watch everyday while her mommy is working

I have an entire table for my die cut center and two tables for crafting

The gondola has some items for display and some items for sale

I also carry some supplies like adhesives

The scarves you see in the slideshow are on consignment from a friend of the family

I would really love to hear what you think of my little studio, please leave a comment below

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I Love my Dog

To start this page I will introduce you to my best friend

My Tater Marie

This is Tater Marie she is a four year old mini dapple dachshund

She was rescued from an abusive home by a rescue group in Kansas

I adopted her when she was eight months old

When I got her she had already had her nose and tail broken

When we got to the hotel after adopting her we tried to get her to play

She didn’t seem to know how BUT…

She is a wiener and they love the chase, it is in their DNA

So my mate Jerrah started running up and down the hotel room and low and behold she started chasing after

It took us a few months to get her to actually play with toys

She is now a full of life normal puppy, well…

As normal as it gets for wiener dogs

She sleeps 20 hours a day and defuzzes anything she can however it is worth it

She curls up in my lap when I am working and licks my face when I am sad

She brings so much joy to our lives that I couldn’t imagine my life without her

My daughter use to say there is no love like wiener love and she is so right!