Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Today's Musings

I did my civic duty today and voted. Living in a large city it seemed like the prudent thing to do - vote early and beat the crowds. Not working during the day was a big help - I went to a poll around 2:00 and walked in, voted and walked out. Voting is such a privilege. We really can have a say if we pay attention and vote with our minds not our emotions. There are so many people in the world that would give anything to have the freedom we have and so I hope this is a record breaking year of voting. After all, you can't complain ifyou don't vote! Now we wait to see the results - I pray for our country and all of it's leaders. My mom is 98 and she's seen so many presidents, so many crisis, wars etc. and she agrees that this is definately a difficult time for our country. I would hate to think I had the responsibility of President!

On to other things, I'm getting more excited every day about my trip to San Antonio for the Stampin' Up regional seminar. I mentioned yesterday that this is my first one so I really don't know what will take place, but I hope I learn a lot, make some new friends and come home filled with enthusiasm and new ideas. I'm actully a late bloomer in the stamping/scrapbook world so I have much to learn. I love stamping and I love learning new ways of doing things. I'm still timid about trying things, but am getting past that slowly but surely. I know Saturday will be a fun filled day.

The disappointment of the day is that my daughter was going to fly in and spend the weekend with us had her trip canceled and so now we wait until Thanksgiving.

I thought for today's picture I would add one I made when the With Gratitude set first came out. I love the leaves in this set and use it so often - you'll recogonize the leaf from yesterdays cards.
Thats enough rambling tonight, got lots of things to get done. More later.

Stampin" Up Regional Seminar

I am so excited! I am attending my first regional seminar with Stampin' Up this Saturday - the 25th. It's being held in San Antonio, TX and since I live in the Houston area, this is an easy drive and so I signed up. I don't really know what to expect, but I'm preparing the best I can. I've been busy making cards to swap. I look forward to learning many new techniques and meeting lots of other demonstrators. I really want to grow my business and I look forward to the encouragement and enthusiasm.

Here are examples of some of the cards I've made for swapping. All materials are Stampin' Up , of course.

I learned about 3Ds at the very last minute. I made these pillow boxes so I will have something to trade - hope everyone likes candy corn.

World Card Making Day

I created two different sample cards for World Card Making Day! Yes, there really is such a day. Two of our club members joined me for a fun afternoon of experiementing with new techniques and materials and we made the following cards. You see that we did different variations of the same cards. The possibilities are endless. One other card I did was cased from Split Coast Stampers - the cutest little turkey - but way too time consuming to make many - but this one was fun. I wish I had written down the name of the artist - such a cute idea using all different Stampin' Up punches.

October Stamp Club

What a great time we had this month. Twelve of us worked on three different projects - we did some watercoloring, some stamping, some cutting and had lots of fun! Here are the projects - enjoy. All materials are from Stampin' Up.
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