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I am stoked you guys want to give it a whirl!!!
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I am in for it too, Lou!!

Hey girls...crazy week here. I will catch up tonight. I hope!!!
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Hi guys - I am a total newbie to google reader... was wondering how do you organize our scs blog group as a separate group in the reader? i am a little scared to try google reader - but totally want to try it because everyone says it makes everything easy... thanks guys!
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Hello Everyone,
I am sorry I have not been very active. My MIL passed away this week. Please forgive me if I do not post or don't make it to everyone's blog for the next week or so. My DH and I are trying to get everything handled and my FIL taken care of. Thank you all for your understanding.
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Traci, sorry about your loss. How is your husband doing? I'll keep you both in my thoughts and prayers, as well as your father in law. I'm sure this is very hard on him.

Louise, sounds like a great challenge. I will give it a try.

Just in case I have missed anyone I wanted to say welcome to the group to all the new ladies that have joined us and welcome back to everyone from the original group that stayed. I love this blog group and have been trying to do better about posting and visiting. I go through spells when I get things done very timely and then I slack for a while. It has been crazy here lately since Jessica and her boys moved in. I have 11 people in living in my house and all of them depend on me for food, shelter, and love. Somedays it is a little overwhelming, but I love it and love having them all here. That said, they are sucking up my creative, scrappy, card making time, lol.

Well, it is getting late so I better go. I really planned to go down to my scrapbook room and get something creative done. Not sure if I will make it or not.
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Traci, I am very sorry for your loss. I will keep your family in my thoughts and prayers during this time.
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Oh Traci, I am so sorry. Your family is in our prayers.
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I would like to say THANK YOU to everyone who suggested MEMENTO BLACK INK for coloring with copics. It truely is the best ever! guess what?! I even had my fiance color with me. I stamped him the Noble Deer set and let him take it away. He did quite well and the best part is he really likes the copics - i think even enought to justify buying them
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Hello everyone. Have the day off tomorrow. YIPPEE
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I would like to say THANK YOU to everyone who suggested MEMENTO BLACK INK for coloring with copics. It truely is the best ever! guess what?! I even had my fiance color with me. I stamped him the Noble Deer set and let him take it away. He did quite well and the best part is he really likes the copics - i think even enought to justify buying them
Good for him! That's quite an accomplishment getting him to color! You couldn't get my dh anywhere near them!
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Is is too late to join this group. Even if I can't I just love everyone's site. I had to visit them all. You are just a bunch of talented people!
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Updated! I had a private message from My3LittleMonkeys but I could not open it. Not sure how. thanks!
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OK Girls...I just sent everyone a PM. We have filled our group!!
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I just wanted to take a minute to thank everyone for the very warm welcome! I am excited to be a part of the group and to get to know each of you. I haven't updated my blog yet this week after coming back from vacation but am hoping to get it done today or tomorrow. I will start working now to add each of you to my sidebar.

I thought since I'm new to the group that I'd let you know a little bit about me. I have been scrapbooking in one form or another for more than 20 years. Although I must say, my early scrapbooks from my teen years bear no resemblance whatsoever to my scrapbooks today. LOL I have been making cards and altered items for almost 4 years now. I was a consultant for CTMH for 3 1/2 years, and recently left them to do some freelance work on my own. I will be teaching technique classes and workshops in my home. I am excited about not having to worry about pushing products from any one particular company and being exclusive, because honestly, I love them all!

I have been married to my DH for 9 years now. It is my 2nd marriage, but his 1st. He is the best dad ever. He took on a package deal that included 4 kids when he married me! It seems like our kids are growing up so fast! Alex is 17 and a senior in high school. Allison is 16 and a junior in h.s. Kirstyn is 13 and in the 7th grade. Emily is 11 and in the 6th grade.

In addition to papercrafting, I love to cook, read, play cards & board games (especially European board games), crochet, knit, and do basic sewing projects. We don't have cable tv so I won't be able to join in discussions about what's currently on tv, but our Netflix subscription is well used. We like to watch movies together in our downtime, as well as tv shows on dvd. JAG is one of our favorites.

For those of you who like to read, I'd love to hear about your favorite books/authors. I love to read historical fiction - probably because I'm a history major. I've been reading more non-fiction this summer in an attempt to learn more. Right now I am reading John Adams by David McCullough. It's a very good read. Really fascinating. I also love to read mysteries. My biggest challenge is finding books that are "clean". I hate picking a book up from the library that looks totally interesting only to find it filled with bad language.

Well enough of my ramblings. I'm looking forward to visiting your blogs, chatting with you, and getting to know you. I hope everyone has a fabulous weekend!
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Lou, I finished it, but I used it to make my Sept birthday cards for the blog group!!! DUH! I am not very smart!!! Humm...I may have to change my plans so I can post it...I am off to the beach now, but will think about how I can re-work my plans while listening to the waves!!

Welcome Jenn!!! I can't wait to see what you are up to! LOVED reading about you!! Thanks so much for sharing!!
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Welcome Jenn! Thank you everyone for your kind words and thoughts for my family and I. We are starting to settle back into our normal routine and I hope to get to everyone's blogs and even post sometime this week. Thank you for your patience and I am really sorry I haven't had a chance to check out everyone's lovely blogs.
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Sometimes, computers just drive me nuts! Firewalls I think are the worst to deal with. DH is a computer programmer, so I just insist he fix it before I throw it out the window if there is a problem. LOL

I've finally added a new card to my blog and with the kids going back to school on Monday I should be a LOT better about posting. I hope everyone has a fabulous weekend!
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I thought since I'm new to the group that I'd let you know a little bit about me. I have been scrapbooking in one form or another for more than 20 years. Although I must say, my early scrapbooks from my teen years bear no resemblance whatsoever to my scrapbooks today. LOL I have been making cards and altered items for almost 4 years now. I was a consultant for CTMH for 3 1/2 years, and recently left them to do some freelance work on my own. I will be teaching technique classes and workshops in my home. I am excited about not having to worry about pushing products from any one particular company and being exclusive, because honestly, I love them all!

I have been married to my DH for 9 years now. It is my 2nd marriage, but his 1st. He is the best dad ever. He took on a package deal that included 4 kids when he married me! It seems like our kids are growing up so fast! Alex is 17 and a senior in high school. Allison is 16 and a junior in h.s. Kirstyn is 13 and in the 7th grade. Emily is 11 and in the 6th grade.

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hello ladies. sorry i haven't been around much. students are back at school and that has kept me really busy (that and DT work). I wasn't able to do our challenge this (just not enough hours in the day). I'm sorry, but I have been reading the blogs and commenting when I get the time to. Once the routine of school gets back I should be able to be more active again
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i just want to share my totally exciting news with you all.....
I made it onto a Design Team!!!! Yay. After ages of trying and getting NOWHERE (not even guest DT spots) I have finally nailed one. It is for Doodle Beans and you can find the link on my blog. You will have to excuse the shockingly bad pic on the site of me, Connor took it so I guess it isn't too bad for a 3 and 3 quarter yr old.
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I made it onto a Design Team!!!! Yay. After ages of trying and getting NOWHERE (not even guest DT spots) I have finally nailed one. It is for Doodle Beans and you can find the link on my blog. You will have to excuse the shockingly bad pic on the site of me, Connor took it so I guess it isn't too bad for a 3 and 3 quarter yr old.
Oh that is totally awesome! Congrats!
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Ok. A slight problem for me and any other SU demos. If you are a demo, you know the changes that are taking place with our IDA's, and this blog group violates portions of the new agreement demo's must sign. It's not a bad change, but one that I must consider. I can no longer in ANY way promote any other co, (not that I do now, and never would), however that rule applies to any other BLOGS that we link from our BLOGS. Many of you are on DT's and have blinkies for other companies (non-SU), and that is prohibited for me. Naturally I do not want to leave this group. SU is my heart, the quality speaks for itself, I do not have to talk about it, if you use it you know the difference. My demoship is important to me, I run a successful SU business, and don't want to jeopardize that. I know we link all the members in our sidebar... If I were unable to have you all linked there, would that be a problem for anyone??? If I followed you and updated without your blog link being visible on my site. I would still have something saying 'Proud member of the Inky 'Ones'', or something like that. Let me know your thoughts. If necessary, I will remove myself from the group, I am sure a replacement wouldn't be hard to find for this great group of inspiration! I would appreciate your feedback, and opinions. If anyone has a problem with it, I will step back, I am not looking to divide the group in any way at all. This group is special to me, I love it, and no matter what is going on, I do my best to keep up with all of you! Let me know. I must sign my new IDA, and going forward after signing it, the new rules go into effect!
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Gale, The line is very fine, and they are setting definite lines. I don't like some of the restrictions, either. However, they are saying to be a demo, we can't even link to another blog who may promote (in any way) another company). Did you watch Shelli's video. They sugar coated it, but it's some tough crap to stick to. I will not even be able to link to Mojo Monday, because they promote 'Verve', and Splitcoaststampers is off limits on our blogs as well, because Lord knows they promote other companies in addition to SU. It's going to be a tough road, I see a lot of demo resistance coming on this one. I think there idea is right, however, I think they took it too far. Direct promoting is ONE thing, being able to link to sites we love, and friends sites is a right, regardless of what they promote... I am not entirely sure what to do. I want to stay in this group, so I want to figure out the short term fix now. I can take my links down to Mojo Monday and SCS immediately, but I ain't crazy about it. I am glad to see someone else is a little concerned.

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Cripes looks like you guys have had some tough guidelines placed on you. If it comes in here (NZ) I will definitely be cutting my ties with SU, there is such a thing as asking too much of someone who is part of your pyramid scheme. I too think SU have great product but quite frankly their attitude towards their demos needs some review and a few of their rules could be adjusted.
Naomi if you have to take the links off that is fine with me, I certainly don't want to lose you as a member of our group because of SU being unfair.
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Old 09-01-2009, 10:12 PM   #115
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Naomi, I will PM the rest of the group this weekend and see what everyone has to say. Quite frankly, I am fine the removal of the blog roll for those that need to do it, however I do not want to speak for the entire group.

I am hoping that SU will come out with some additional guidance. I can totally see removing links to say Close to My Heart (LOL) or even another stamping COMPANY like Verve, but to have to remove a link to a "friends" blog for whom you have absolutely no responsibility for its content seems CRAZY to me. But, I am not the one in charge so what do I know??!! LOL

Soooo...everyone please look for a PM from me over the weekend. You know you love PM's from me!! LOL I am basically going to be asking if anyone minds that those who are demos remove the blog roll list of our group from their side bar. Please think about it and majority will rule.

It is a sad day for me...I love you all and wish this was not something we had to be discussing.
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Hi all sorry I have been away but my step dad died Friday and haven't been on the computer and just have alot to do but just know I am thinking of you.
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Hi all sorry I have been away but my step dad died Friday and haven't been on the computer and just have alot to do but just know I am thinking of you.
Sorry for your loss Tami, just come back when things aren't so stressful.
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No problem, Tami...I am so sorry to hear of your loss.
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Naomi, so are we good now?? That clarification should be OK as no members of our group directly sell competing product from their blog...do they??
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