and not a very nice first, at that.  Our wee one managed to catch her first cold.  It was inevitable and I’m grateful that it’s been nine months.  Amazing, considering that everything goes into her mouth.  So maybe that’s not a bad thing as her resistance will be excellent!  But here and now, the poor thing is horribly miserable.   If science can put a man on the moon, we can clone cats and dogs and do DNA splicing, why hasn’t the common cold been cured?  I have to ask about the usefulness of science?  Why would I need my cat or dog cloned?  As if one, doing it’s business in the litterbox or yard isn’t enough of a problem, you’d want two?  One psycho dog barking at the draining sump pump exactly at the moment the baby is drifting off to sleep, isn’t enough, you really need another?  Or maybe, if I had two critters the shedding would be enough to knit together and make afghans for the homeless?  Yeah, cloning is so useful!  But the curing the common cold…maybe that’s just it, it’s common and scientists feel that there isn’t much glory in that.  Haven’t they figured out that if the cold is cured, moms the world over would rise up and call them blessed!  Trust me, you cure the common cold and half of the population of the US would vote you into office, on a write in ballot.  You are the woman/man for the job!  But I digress, this is a stamping blog so I best show you some stamping!

Ok, just a quick little sidenote that really does relate to stamping!  My folks are the bomb-diggity!  Somehow one of the picked up the note of desperation in my voice when I was talking to them on Sunday night.  I had a couple of full days on Mon and Tues and was feeling a bit swamped.  But 9:10am Monday morning, a little red car pulls into the driveway and I’m thinking it’s my hostess about 50 minutes early.  Now, you know me…I’m still cutting cardstock for the event!  Panic!  But no, it’s my mom riding in to save the day and me!  And it’s not like they are just across town, she lives about 1.5 hours away!    Tears and very choked up!   They really are the best.  Somehow they have the insight to know just when we need a helping hand. I’m not sure how she manages to do all the laundry, ironing and keep the Hurricane entertained but I did make full use of the time!  Here are a couple of the cards that I did for the Vernon Park and Rec class (yes, I designed several of them Monday and had the class on Monday night.  Hooray for mom!)

Blog10 Splitcoast had a couple of samples with this set and I will say that I combined about three different samples to get this one.  It’s quick and easy!  I used the Coluzzle to cut out a circle from a scrap of cardstock and used the reverse to sponge a circle on to my naturals.  After that, simple stamping and coloring.

  • Stamps:  Oh So Lovely, Close as a Memory
  • Inks:  Purely Pomegranite, Always Artichoke, Creamy Caramel
  • CS:  Naturals CS
  • Misc:  Aqua Painter, Sponge, Dbl Stitched Ribbon

This one was a real quickie too.  I heard somewhere that all buttons need to be stitched or it’s bad luck?  Old wive’s tale but just in case, here’s a quick way to stitch your buttons cuz who’s got time to whip out needle and thread for everycard.  Attach your button with a gluedot and "stitch" with your gel pen.  Simply amazing! 

  • Stamps:  Fun and Fast Notes, CanvasBlog11
  • Inks:  Cameo Coral, Bashful Blue, YoYo Yellow Markers, So Saffron Pad
  • CS:  So Saffron CS: Cutie Pie Bkgd, Cameo Coral
  • Misc:  Round Tab Punch, Blue Gingham Ribbon

Now speaking of classes, I’ve got a Christmas Stamp a Stash coming up at the Vernon Park and Rec on Oct 15th, here’s the link.  You can email Joe at to sign up.   Hurray as we are approaching capacity on this one.    It’s to be one of my last classes as well.  One of my long time stamping customers and newest recruits, Gina Gresch will be taking over for me after this class.  She’s very talented and already has the full years schedule planned out.  Check them out!  But here’s one of the cards that didn’t make the cut!  It’s a fun fold and I’m sure the fold itself will show up at one of the classes here at the house.Blog12

  • Stamps:  Supersized Snowflake and Snow Wheel in the Holiday Mini, In the Spotlight
  • Inks:  Bordering Blue, Night of Navy
  • CS:  Bordering Blue, Night of Navy, White
  • Misc:  Navy Grosgrain, Snowblossom Punch,

So that’s all for today.  Much more on the list so better keep pressing on!