It's a miracle! (Loot and card pics post #14)

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It's a miracle! (Loot and card pics post #14)

Hello from my new computer! So far it's liking pg.org so I should be back. Well sort of. I received the shipment for our computer on Friday and then we had a major internet outage in our area from Friday afternoon through this morning. So I'm frantically trying to get everything installed now because....

I'm going away for a couple days. It's our tradition. Advent and Lent are so busy for a Pastor's family that our family life suffers. So the moment Easter service is done with, we hit the road. This year is lower key, but we always go somewhere and stay a couple days. This year we're going to Mankato- which is our main "everything" shopping town. We'll only be staying in a hotel tonight only because Caleb has school on Tuesday and my husband's church is the host for conference this month (also on Tuesday). But we'll have most of today and tomorrow for ourselves. We plan on swimming most of today at the hotel pool. Tomorrow will be shopping. I get to look at stamps at Hobby Lobby!!!!!

Before I leave I thought I'd show you a "miracle". I scrapped. Okay, okay, it's not my first time scrapping and it's not really that great of a page. But I did.

Caleb's teacher is making a class scrapbook and making copies for each kid. We needed to provide a 3 ring binder for the pages and the one I bought had a clear front and I just couldn't leave it like that, especially since I needed to label it anyways.

Out of the holder...

(Please ignore the water stain on the chair. Yes it's water. Our water is THAT hard.)
The local "hometown" pharmacy in the town he goes to school in sells scrapbooking paper for all the schools, with their logos and in their school colors. I bought 3 sheets when he started there and then have always been afraid to use it and "waste" it. So I was happy to finally put it to use!

In the holder

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YAY you're back!!! You've been missed!!!!
And a scrapbook page to boot?!? This IS a great Easter. Wink LOL!!!
That's so nice you're getting away for a couple days....yes, I imagine a pastor's family needs a huge break after the Easter services. Enjoy it and relax! Can't wait to see what you get at Hobby Lobby.
Have a very blessed day!!

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PS Duh, I forgot to comment on the page...great job! I love your completely straight title...very hard to do with those tiny letter stickers. You'd be a pro if you started scrapbooking, because of all the practice you've had with making cards.

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So glad you're on your way to being back - we missed you! Smile And you scrapping is lovely, you should do it more often! Smile

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I taped a piece of paper to the table, then slid the blue sheet to where I wanted the letters and then laid the letters down. That's my biggest beef with stickers, lining them up, and it's one place my perfectionism STILL creeps out. LOL

I'm hoping there are some good stamp sales. I want a busy one to spotlight with especially. Smile

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that looks great! i can't believe how straight you got the letters! hopefully your computer continues to like pg.org. i hope you and your family have a nice relaxing time together! Biggrin

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thats a great page!! i hope you find some great sales! cant wait to see what you find Wink

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I love it!!! Good luck on the trip!

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Welcome back! yippee!

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So glad your back to our little world! You were missed!

Enjoy your mini-vacation! I'm going out tomorrow with a friend for a little post-Easter thrift store shopping. Smile

Great page, too, btw!

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i love how your page came out. and have a GREAT mini vaca!!!
oh yeah and WOO HOOO on the new computer!!!!!!

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"slurpeegirl13" wrote:

so glad you're on your way to being back - we missed you! Smile and you scrapping is lovely, you should do it more often! Smile

lol ditto! Missed ya!

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I missed you all too. I felt mute... I could see but not speak!

Sales weren't so great. I didn't find a single stamp or set I liked (that I didn't have). Prefolds weren't on sale either. But I did get some bling in the Easter clearance, some slider brads and finally got some big ink pads in other colors so maybe my old stamps will look better then ever now that I have decent ink. ETA: Oops, forgot the wedding sticker set I got at Target. I'll get pictures soon.

Now to go unpack our mess. I'll fill ya in on the vaca later.

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Loot and some bonus cards made while I was away (computer away, not vacation away)


Yay for clearance Easter bling. Got brown, green, red and blue for stamp colors. They didn't have my favorite dye ink, so I went with pigment ink. I know it takes longer to dry, but I've used it before and I'm really picky about color vibrancy. Plus these were cheaper then the dye ones HL had available. Yay $2.99 ink pads.

Closer of the stickers (only Target purchase)

The only other personal purchase I made today (groceries do NOT count as personal especially since it was the staples my bottomless pit children and husband eat and not what I eat!)

The two cards.

Kept it simple. Making these to thank 6 year olds for gifts to my son. Simple is better when you know they're going to be shredded.

Used the scrap of the thanks.

So... this on got carried away. It's like a reverse, reverse warped spotlighting. I dig it but it's not going to a 6 year old. I'll save it for someone else.

(Each of those circles is individually glued on)

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Cool stuff! Its good to have you back! Im glad you guys had some time away from church. Easter is so difficult for church people.

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Glad you are back in the game Michelle! Missed your posts I did. Smile Great cards, great page, and really cool stuff. Sorry you couldn't find a stamp you like. Why is it when you are ready to buy, nothing, then when you aren't ready to buy, tons of stuff?? LOL

Glad to hear you had a nice getaway! Looking forward to chatting with you!

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Love your cards!

Glad you got to shop in civilization -- it's nice to be reminded that it's there even if you don't find much you want. Smile

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Glad I saw the update - I love the card with all the circles - you rock! You got some great loot too! That sucks that you were up with Katie all night though (wait, was that this thread or our birth board one?).

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Trina, you're so funny... yes, the comment about being up all night with Katie while at the hotel was at the BB. I think. I know I mentioned it there. Did I mention that here too?