There will be 12 weeks of full tutorials for cards, tags, gift ideas and more! Each tutorial will come on a Wednesday, starting October 6, 2010.
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Good point! This was an email sent to me by a friend- please read it has a great message!
Something To Think About! Imagine that you had won the following prize in a contest: Each morning your bank would deposit $86,400.00 in your private account for your use. However,this prize has rules, just as any game has certain rules. The first set of rules would be: Everything that you didn't spend during each day would be taken away from you. You may not simply transfer money into some other account. You may only spend it. Each morning upon awakening, the bank opens your account with another $86,400.00 for that day.
The second set of rules: The bank can end the game without warning; at any time it can say, Its over,the game is over! It can close the account and you will not receive a new one.
What would you personally do? You would buy anything and everything you wanted, right? Not only for yourself, but for all people you love, right?
Even for people you don't know, because you couldnt possibly spend it all on yourself, right? You would try to spend every cent, and use it all, right? ACTUALLY, this GAME is REALITY! Each of us is in possession of such a magical bank. We just can't seem to see it. The MAGICAL BANK is TIME! Each morning we awaken to receive 86,400 seconds as a gift of life, and when we go to sleep at night, any remaining time is NOT credited to us.. What we haven't lived up that day is forever lost. Yesterday is forever gone. Each morning the account is refilled, but the bank can dissolve your account at any time....WITHOUT WARNING. SO, what will YOU do with your 86,400 seconds? Aren't they worth so much more than the same amount in dollars? Think about that, and always think of this: Enjoy every second of your life, because time races by so much quicker than you think. So take care of yourself, be Happy, Love Deeply and enjoy life! Here's wishing you a wonderfully beautiful day!!!
There are 28 names on my constant contact newsletter list that bounced today- that means your email address is incorrect on the list, you no longer have that email address anymore or your server kicked it back because you haven't added it to your list of approved email addresses. ;o(
Unfortunately, I had to remove you. ;o(
So if you didn't recieve my email update today (Saturday Sept 18th 2010) with newsletter recipient only specials in it- and you were signed up you are most likely one of those 28 names. PLEASE re-sign uo on the left top column under Gwen's Newsletters-
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My stamping contemporaries Connie Smith, Sharon Fields and yours truly are putting together a sketch website complete with a design team. Please visit and sign up for the updates.
If you would like to be on the design team, email me a sample of your sketches, your completed cards or scrapbook pages for us to review. Please note that we are going to be using Stampin Up! for our projects.
We are working really hard to put together several projects, sketches etc for our grand opening/beginning! We invite you to come utilize this new resource to enhance your creative inspiration!
Click on this logo and it will take you to the website also!
Denise (a demo friend not in my group) called me on Monday and said- " I need some inspiration and I need to know what to do with the waffle paper, I have today off" and before she could finish her sentence I said- "Come out after lunch!!" And she did!
We created many many things of which I have posted and will post but she brought this cute project with her and I am so excited to share it with you!
The Glass votive is from Walmart ( I think lol) and the rub ons are #120989 Spooky Night from the holiday mini catalog
I am so impressed with these rub ons!! WOW- stunning in person and SO easy to use!!
We used a strip of Black Waffle Paper #120985 in place of the traditional ribbon, tied it in a knot and fanned out the edges and it's so stinkin cute!!
The project cost is less than $4.00! What a great gift for your friends, teachers, co workers, any Halloween lover! (especially yourself!)
A simple solution to both express your love of gardening
and drive your creativity in garden design.
Dear Gardening Friend,
If you're anything like me, you love spending time in your garden. As a Master Gardener I find that there's just something about being outdoors, surround by the fruits of your labor that is immensely satisfying.
Unfortunately, I don't get to spend as much time in my garden as I would like. Like you, I'm usually stuck in front of a computer all day.
Staring at the cold, electronic screen one day, I had an idea...
If I can't get out to the garden, why not bring the garden in to me?
And so, the "Gardens From Missouri Screensaver" was born!
The Gardens from Missouri is a CD-ROM containing a 50-picture screensaver, complete with easy to install instructions that even a novice computer user can understand.
Each picture is a beautiful, high-resolution photo of some of the most stimulating gardens and plants you will ever lay eyes on.
When I'm stuck at my desk, wishing I could be breathing fresh, rather than re-circulated air, I watch this screensaver and I am transported to the place I really want to be.
Although I created this screensaver for myself, my husband convinced me to share it with my fellow gardening enthusiasts.
And so, I'm making this screensaver available to YOU.
Installation couldn't be easier. Once you download the file, you're just five minutes from enjoying your escape to the garden!
To order your downloadable screensaver for $19.97 (shipping included in price within the U.S.) click the Buy Now button below. International shipping available and appropriate postage rates will apply.
P.S. I truly hope you enjoy these photos as much as I continue to today.
I loved creating this cute, easy treat box! These are AWESOME Holiday gifts filled with anything from tea bags, to candy to hand sanitizer (teachers love that!) to whatever type of cute gift you want to give. Make them for co-workers, teachers, students, family, friends, party favors..... the ideas are endless! I wil be selling these at my upcoming Craft Fair- and I always have people who special order for their party, coworkers, teacher gifts, etc....
#113439 Big Shot
# 115965 Fancy Favor Box Die
# 123012 Nite Owl Designer Paper
#121151 Dark & Dreary Acrylic Block Stamp set
#101179 Black Classic Ink
#105117 Pumpkin Pie Cardstock
#100730 Whisper White Cardstock
#119922 Basic Black Cardstock 12 x 12" because the die is 11.5 inches long!
I love this die! I use it for all kinds of things from Wedding favors, birthday gift for a friend or family, gift card holder, to baby shower favors, teacher gifts, luncheon table setting favors, dinner favors, thank you's, hostess thank you's, gifts for the girls at the bank and so many more ideas! Buying this die will provide years worth of boxes that can be decorated for any occasion and market them to people you know, take orders and make some money!!