Thursday, October 13, 2016

I'm Still Here....

I'm still here... just up to my ears in work email and haven't had any crafting time or for that matter much of anything but sitting at my office answering voter emails.

Those of you who know me know I work for the Maricopa County Election Department and this is our busy time.  Monday, October 10th was the last day to register to vote for the November 8th General Election and Wednesday, October 12th was the first day to receive an early ballot.

On Monday, I came in to the office at 8 a.m. with 200 emails waiting for me, when I left at 10 p.m. with 100 still in there.  You must be thinking, what a slacker!  BUT, I sent out answers to 373 people, so as I answered one, more (felt like thousands) came in.  Tuesday I sent out 310 emails and yesterday 252, working until 10 p.m. each day. 

Needless to say, I will be back, I miss my stamps, papers and inks, but working for the voters of Maricopa County comes first.

So, regardless of who you support, please remember to vote on November 8th - or if your area has voting by mail, call your local jurisdiction and vote from the comfort of home with a cup of your favorite coffee and enjoy your freedom to vote!

Thank you for checking in each day... I promise to be back. 

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Monday, October 10, 2016

Christmas Cookies

At each of our team meetings, we have a swap for anyone that wants to sign up.  This card was done by my upline Lorri Heiling.  So cute that I just had to make one too.

I decided to use Cherry Cobbler and Very Vanilla for my card and thanks to Patti, a sweet friend of mine, my cookies are stamped so beautifully using the MISTI.  Thank you again Patti, I love playing with mine and it makes these cookies look fabulous!

Recipe -
Very Vanilla - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored and folded at 4 1/4"
Cherry Cobbler 5 1/4" x 4 - embossed with Stars

Plate - Very Vanilla - using Layering Circles

Plate Decoration - Foxy Friends Vine - Cherry Vanilla
Cookies - Cookie Cutter Christmas - Soft Suede
Sentiments - Candy Cane Christmas - Cherry Cobbler
Gold Twine - Baker's Twine Trio Pack
Layering Ovals

Thank you for looking in today!  Busy week at the office, but I'll try to post each day.  Going to be a crazy month (plus!)

~ Donna

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Sunday, October 9, 2016

More Ugly Christmas Sweaters

Saturday was Kristi's workshop and we made Ugly Christmas Sweaters!  I set the girls loose to make whatever they wanted supplying ribbons, sequins, stamps, paper (to cut out shapes) and so much more.  They even selected their "sweater paper".

Have a look at how great these all turned out!

Linda won these big red pom-pom's (retired) and the decorating escalated!  
Now those really add to the Ugly.

Made by Alyssa

Thank you for checking out these great creations!  Have a blessed Sunday!


Saturday, October 8, 2016

Gift of Love Sympathy

I hope the need for Sympathy cards slows down here very soon.  There have been too many in my circle of friends or their friends who have passed in the last month.

At least this one turned out pretty, so I'm happy with it.  Plus it was very simple.


Blushing Bride - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored and folded at 4 1/4"
Very Vanilla - 4 1/4" x 2 1/4" 
Smoky Slate - 4 1/2" x 2 1/2"  (although, I missed on the top card... but made it work!)
Very Vanilla - (inside) 5 1/4" x 4"

The flowers are from Gift of Love - a Hostess set, stamped with Smoky Slate, Blushing Bride and Pear Pizzazz.

The sentiment is from Rose Wonder and the thinlits from Rose Garden.

Thank you for looking in today.  Today I'm having a workshop and looking forward to time with the girls!

Happy Saturday!  ~ Donna

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