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Morning (almost afternoon) everyone!!!

Shelly, how is your daughter after her dental surgery!!!!!!!?????????? Hope all went ok!

Maggie - I just heard from my son (who lives in Dallas) that Houston got A TON of rain yesterday! Hope y'all didn't have any flooding.

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Shelly, how is your daughter after her dental surgery!!!!!!!?????????? Hope all went ok!

Maggie - I just heard from my son (who lives in Dallas) that Houston got A TON of rain yesterday! Hope y'all didn't have any flooding.

Going to try to do a little crafting today..........

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Thanks Lynn. I didn't get flooded in my subdivision exceopt on Thursday morning I had to go out the back way because the way I usually go was flooded. A little to the NW of me got 14" over the last 2 days.

I just finished organizing my closet. I like to have a shirt/blouse with each pair of slacks so I can just grab something to put on. Got that all fixed up and weeded out some things that are a little too small. Not tossing them, just going to put them in the trunk. I'm determined to lose some of this tummy blubber.
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Morning fellow Addicts - it's Sunday here and the past two days have been hectic - loved the workshop, and was like a kid in a candy store afterwards when I had time to spend my $$$ - distress inks and stains and spellbinders were all on 'special'............... needless to say I came home 'broke' ))
Yesterday we went and spent time with family (DS and his family) who live about an hour away. 2 year old boys are no longer cuddly!!, but fun for all that. Now I have caught up on emails etc, I hope to spend the afternoon 'creating'
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Maxine, sounds like you had a good time at the workshop/show! It's always fun spending money on stuff we NEED! LOL! Glad you had fun at your son's house too. Two years old's aren't cuddly - but sure are cute!

And....guess I'll say Good Morning to you - although it's Saturday night here. So hard for me to wrap my mind around the different times/days like that!
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Hi Lynn and all,
We are in the middle of winter here - and today is wet wet wet and cool - 12 oC.

I am about to head out to my craft space and try and get something done - I have downloaded and printed a couple of images that I need to get onto cards and away!

When I try to think about stamping and cards in bed I end up not sleeping!! Hope your muse touches you while you sleep.
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Hello to all! Dropping in quickly to say hello. My daughter did OK with surgery- she is REALLY swollen- she still cannot touch her teeth together.... I am hoping she will turn the corner tomorrow-day 3. She has a 1/2 marathon next Sunday and is anxious to run again.

Yesterday, I stayed home with her- did phone call 'errands' and did chores around the house, then a friend came here last night to stamp- she left at 1AM..... I took a Tattered Angles class today 8AM-5PM, came home, took a nap then went out for dinner. I am taking a Donna Downey class on Monday- so looking forward to that.

Lynn- I hear ya- when we go to my parents, only room for one family, so it is always a challenge if more than 2 of us travel there..... we have 7 kids in my family too- so there is never a dull moment! LOL

Maxine- sounds cold! I hope you got some time in the craft room with your new goodies!

Lynn- I did that yesterday too- my intention was to clean- but I get too overwhelmed with where to put all of the stuff.....! I have to say, I won 4 blog candies in the past couple of weeks- huge box came today with gorgeous stuff- so I have to decide- should I keep all of the old stuff I have I do not use? I am thinking if I sort out some stuff, should I sell it, gift it, put it all on e-bay? Or save it? LOL As soon as I get rid of it, will I need it? Hmmmmmm

Maggie- you are so funny- I sort my closet by clothes eg pants, tops, sweaters, etc....- I am so spoiled- I wear scrubs to work- like wearing PJ's.....

Marilyn- you are getting the heat too? I always think the weather in Canada would be 20 or so cooler than Chicago! I am with you about staying inside- in the air conditioning.

Kelly- have fun at Disney!

Everyone else- hope all is well.

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Good Monday afternoon - it's wet and blowing again today............ time to craft!!

Glad to hear your daughter's surgery went well Shelly - sounds as though you may be in crafting heaven...

cleaning - what's that?? My main storage problem is where to put all my new stash from my shopping spree on Friday!!

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Maxine, sounds like you had a good time at the workshop/show! It's always fun spending money on stuff we NEED! LOL! Glad you had fun at your son's house too. Two years old's aren't cuddly - but sure are cute!

And....guess I'll say Good Morning to you - although it's Saturday night here. So hard for me to wrap my mind around the different times/days like that!
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I sat in my "laundry" room all afternoon almost - and didn't create a single thing! Man or man, my mind has gone completely BLANK!!! Nothing was coming to me - I even looked at all the sketches/challenges/etc....and nada!!! I've GOT to get with the program tomorrow though.........maybe some type of inspiration will come to me while I'm sleeping tonight.

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I finally worked on a project last night for a submission call coming up soon. I was trying to print off some images for a couple other projects, and the computer just wasn't co-operating, so in frustration I finally turned it off and went to bed. Did sleep better than I have for a few days, so I guess that was good.
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Hello to all! Dropping in quickly to say hello. My daughter did OK with surgery- she is REALLY swollen- she still cannot touch her teeth together.... I am hoping she will turn the corner tomorrow-day 3. She has a 1/2 marathon next Sunday and is anxious to run again.

Yesterday, I stayed home with her- did phone call 'errands' and did chores around the house, then a friend came here last night to stamp- she left at 1AM..... I took a Tattered Angles class today 8AM-5PM, came home, took a nap then went out for dinner. I am taking a Donna Downey class on Monday- so looking forward to that.

Lynn- I did that yesterday too- my intention was to clean- but I get too overwhelmed with where to put all of the stuff.....! I have to say, I won 4 blog candies in the past couple of weeks- huge box came today with gorgeous stuff- so I have to decide- should I keep all of the old stuff I have I do not use? I am thinking if I sort out some stuff, should I sell it, gift it, put it all on e-bay? Or save it? LOL As soon as I get rid of it, will I need it? Hmmmmmm

Maggie- you are so funny- I sort my closet by clothes eg pants, tops, sweaters, etc....- I am so spoiled- I wear scrubs to work- like wearing PJ's.....

Everyone else- hope all is well.

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Glad the surgery went well. Hope she is feeling much better today. Not a fun thing. How is she with eating? Is she on liquids?

Seems to me you are always taking some class or other. Sounds like lots of fun. Are these online? WOO HOO on winning all that candy! Lots of fun. Always nice to get new goodies to play with.

Oh, I would love to wear scrubs to work. We do now get to wear jeans or casual to work on Fridays, so that's been a nice change. Our former OM would never have gone for that.

I was having computer issues last night, so I finally just closed it all down in frustration. I just can't figure out why this is happening. Hopefully I'll be able to get some work done tonight.


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GOOD MORNING!!!!!!

Sounds like everyone survived the weekend! Glad the surgery was ok Shelly and hopefully the swelling will go down soon.


Moving right along around here..................it's time again for the...........

DISCUSSION OF THE WEEK!!!!

Since Maxine had such a wonderful shopping trip and Shelly won all that fantastic candy, I thought maybe we need to go with some type of organization topic today, SO...

How you you store your 6X6 paper pads/packs??????? Is this easier than the 12X12 pieces and have you ever considered cutting up all that 12X12 stuff into smaller pieces in order to store better ( if I'm not mistaken, Shelly mentioned she may do this) ? AND, do you prefer the 12X12, 8 1/2 X 11, or 6X6 paper?

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I have a milk carton crate that sits next to my table where I keep my pads of 6 x 6 papers. Once I start using them, I like to slip the pad and scraps into a Ziploc baggie so everything stays together. I tried keeping them in alpha order, but that just doesn't work. I am usually pulling a bunch out going through them and then just sticking them back into the grate. I'm telling you though, it is almost full to overflowing. I just love buying the pads because then I can just pick a couple different papers for a project and they all go together.

My SU 12 x 12 I keep in plastic paper keepers. My BG and other 12 x 12 I have in a roller cart that has drawers and they are all in one drawer. My Christmas paper is kept separate in the large 2" thick hard plastic paper keepers.

No, I will never cut apart my 12 x 12 paper. I may need a larter size someday for something and I want to make sure I have a large enough size. Some of my BG collections I have in both, but these days mostly I'm just buying the 6 x 6 sizes.
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Maggie, sounds like you're very organized!
Do you label the zip lock bags or just put them in there and then search through them?

I have mine in a wicker basket - but "my basket runneth over"~~~ LOL! I hadn't thought to put them in zip locks - but will do that this evening so I can keep all the little scraps organized with them too! (Thanks for that idea!)

I'm really liking the 6X6's and about the only time I'll buy 12X12 is from SU - and I notice that some of theirs are going to 6X6 now. Which is very good! I guess if you scrapbook though, you have to have the 12X12 - I've just never done that.

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Do you label the zip lock bags or just put them in there and then search through them?

I have mine in a wicker basket - but "my basket runneth over"~~~ LOL! I hadn't thought to put them in zip locks - but will do that this evening so I can keep all the little scraps organized with them too! (Thanks for that idea!)

I'm really liking the 6X6's and about the only time I'll buy 12X12 is from SU - and I notice that some of theirs are going to 6X6 now. Which is very good! I guess if you scrapbook though, you have to have the 12X12 - I've just never done that.

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I wish I were more organized. I do NOT label the ziplocs because I can see right through the package to see what it is. It just keeps all the little pieces together.

I didn't realize that SU was coming out with 6 x 6 size. That's smart.
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Didn't mean to give the wrong impression Maggie - but I read somewhere that SU was looking at doing the small paper packs - and I notice in the upcoming Christmas catty they have one that's not 6X6 but 4 1/2 by 6 1/2. HOPEFULLY they'll start having more now.

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Hmmm - I buy 6x6 and so far have kept them horizontal in a tray - but that only shows how little I have , as I have no where locally to buy them. I often make my own backgrounds, and as on my latest card I have used photographs printed onto copy paper.
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Welcome Maxine!! I've been missing a lot on SCS for the past 4-5 weeks, but hope to stop that trend beginning this week! (woo hoo for getting my life back!)

I'm Darlene, wife of 30 yrs, mother of 2 grown children, no grandkids yet. We've done various pets, but at the moment have 2 birds: a lovebird and a budgie, and they provide loads of entertainment for us!

I live in New Hampshire, USA, and have been on the East Coast for about 26 years now. Prior to that we lived in Washington State, near the ocean.

Like Kelly, I love the ocean and also the mountains.

I've been stamping for about 10 years now. For the first 5 years or so mostly on my own, buying books and learning various techniques from the books. Somehow SCS escaped my radar. A few years ago I found SCS and was quickly hooked!

I have a professional position and sometimes the responsibilities demand a lot of my time, hence my absences on SCS at times. I am so glad that you've joined us and I will add you to my blog right away. I have learned so much from the Stamp Addicts, and am indebted to their generosity with their talents!

Shelly: praying that DD feels some relief from her surgery today!

Everyone: I've missed chatting with you and really look forward to participating regularly again! Have a great Tuesday!

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We have a new member!!! Everyone please give a warm welcome our new member, Maxine Diffey!! Maxine's blog address is Kiwime's Kreations.

Maxine, we're so glad you have you join us! We're pretty laid back around here but love to chat.
Not any strict rules at all.......we do try to comment on each others blog at least one time per week and check in here too at least once a week also.

So everyone either needs to add Maxine to their sidebar or become a follower or both (how ever you want to do it).

Again, welcome to our group Maxine!

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Glad you popped back in Darlene!!! And glad you're ok.....was starting to get worried about you since we hadn't heard from you in a while!

I just HAD to tell everyone about this WIN I had!!! I told Jim last night after I was notified and of course he said....what did you win? Well, nothing.........but.........I was one of the top three picks at Pals Paper Arts!!!! How cool is that! Maybe some of my luck will start changing now! Jim said it would have been better if I'd won some money to help pay for all the stuff I order! MEN!!!!! LOL

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Old 07-17-2012, 06:25 AM   #2027
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Congratulations, Lynn!! That is awesome! But I'm not surprised - your work rocks!!

And we are home! We had a great time - no rain and apparently we side stepped everyone at the parks - meaning they were at one while we were at another, lol ... the kids had a blast, it was HOT as blazes, though! We actually leave again this Friday since we had to take our 2 week vacation and break it up, so lots of back and forth but no one is complaining.

As for the QOTD, I keep my 12 x 12's in various ways: some are in Cropper Hopper paper keepers upright on a shelf, those are mostly the SU! packs, and some bound packs: My LSS bought papers and loose ones are in a wooden shelf on my desk that I bought and TREASURE from The Container Store, and then I have all my card stocks on a shelf or in a seperate paper holder bin that has wheels and rolls around. I have used so much of my hoarded paper in the past year that i can finally see the diminishing of it so my 'use what you have' theory is definitely put to play!

Darlene - so glad you stopped in! So good to see you!
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Glad you're back Kelly........I hope every time you saw Mickey, you thought of me!!!
(Thanks for the compliment too!)

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Old 07-17-2012, 10:32 AM   #2029
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Didn't mean to give the wrong impression Maggie - but I read somewhere that SU was looking at doing the small paper packs - and I notice in the upcoming Christmas catty they have one that's not 6X6 but 4 1/2 by 6 1/2. HOPEFULLY they'll start having more now.

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Is the Holiday Mini out yet???? I know I'm going to have to look at that.
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Hmmm - I buy 6x6 and so far have kept them horizontal in a tray - but that only shows how little I have , as I have no where locally to buy them. I often make my own backgrounds, and as on my latest card I have used photographs printed onto copy paper.
I seldom buy mine locally. I get mine from various places online. I get to see some really pretty ones from a few of those that I follow their blogs. That can be bad too, because then I want all the stuff that I see.
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Welcome Maxine!! I've been missing a lot on SCS for the past 4-5 weeks, but hope to stop that trend beginning this week! (woo hoo for getting my life back!)

Everyone: I've missed chatting with you and really look forward to participating regularly again! Have a great Tuesday!
Been missing you too. So glad to see you back with us.
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Glad you popped back in Darlene!!! And glad you're ok.....was starting to get worried about you since we hadn't heard from you in a while!

I just HAD to tell everyone about this WIN I had!!! I told Jim last night after I was notified and of course he said....what did you win? Well, nothing.........but.........I was one of the top three picks at Pals Paper Arts!!!! How cool is that! Maybe some of my luck will start changing now! Jim said it would have been better if I'd won some money to help pay for all the stuff I order! MEN!!!!! LOL

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Congratulations, Lynn!! That is awesome! But I'm not surprised - your work rocks!!

And we are home! We had a great time - no rain and apparently we side stepped everyone at the parks - meaning they were at one while we were at another, lol ... the kids had a blast, it was HOT as blazes, though! We actually leave again this Friday since we had to take our 2 week vacation and break it up, so lots of back and forth but no one is complaining.

As for the QOTD, I keep my 12 x 12's in various ways: some are in Cropper Hopper paper keepers upright on a shelf, those are mostly the SU! packs, and some bound packs: My LSS bought papers and loose ones are in a wooden shelf on my desk that I bought and TREASURE from The Container Store, and then I have all my card stocks on a shelf or in a seperate paper holder bin that has wheels and rolls around. I have used so much of my hoarded paper in the past year that i can finally see the diminishing of it so my 'use what you have' theory is definitely put to play!

Darlene - so glad you stopped in! So good to see you!
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Welcome home Kelly. Glad you had a great time. Hope you took lots of photos!

Oh, too bad that you have to go on A-nother vacation! Where are you going this time???? I hope another fun place.
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Good afternoon Stamp Addicts! I'm starting to stress. I have 3 projects due this weekend. I have 4 projects somewhere in production, but not finished and a way to go on them. I was trying to figure out how I'm going to get these all done, but then a plan opened up. My GF here said, just take a day off and get them finished. I really hate taking time off, but she convinced me that it's really important to me. Then I realized that my boss is going to be out of town on Friday at a meeting in Austin, so that made the plan better. Then the other day I had contacted a couple businesses about refurbishing my bathtub and bathroom sinks. I got the quotes and then e-mailed to find out when they could do it. Turns out that Friday is perfect! So, I'm going to take Friday off to finish up whatever I need to by then and I'll get my sinks and tub all refinished and pretty looking again.
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Congratulations, Lynn!!!

Welcome home, Kelly... we missed you!

YAY for Friday, Maggie!

Rushing through... been canning all day... worn out!
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Hi everyone! OMG I had so much fun at the Donna Downey class- there were 7 of us from my ATC group....we learned so much in the 40 techniques class- some was new, some was old. Then, I stayed and made a Poppy canvas- I am almost finished with it- she is a nut!

Lynn- Congrats! How fun for you- no surprise about the win- you make awesome cards!

Kelly- glad you had fun and did not run into terrible crowds! Where are you headed to next?

Maggie- how nice you get a 3 day weekend! I have to be careful with my commitments with DT's- when I have too many deadlines, it takes the fun out of creating for me. It will be so awesome to get all of those jobs in your house off of the To Do list!

Hi Darlene- glad to hear from you.

Jeanette- what are you canning?

I store my 12 x 12 papers by seasons and then by SU....in 12 x 12 shelves...my 6x6 pads- which I use the most- I keep in a drawer right next to where I create- I am getting to the point where the drawer is full..... maybe I will have to give some of it away........ It is my 3rd blogversary today- it is fun to see how my blog world has changed- and my posts...they are much longer...LOL

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Shelly, what will you do for your blogaversary?? I've been thinking about this. It's been a year this month and I've been trying to figure out whether to do a one year or something with getting more followers. I really would like to reward those who already follow me though. I haven't a clue what to use for a reward though.
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Congratulations, Lynn!!!

Welcome home, Kelly... we missed you!

YAY for Friday, Maggie!

Rushing through... been canning all day... worn out!
What did you can? Something yummy.
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Maggie, the SU Christmas catty comes out Aug. 1st. Glad you're taking the day off on Friday - going to be busy!

Congrats on your blogaversary Shelly!

Ok, Jeanette, what are you canning? I'm through with all ours thank goodness!!!! I put up 48 jars of pickles - 31 jars stewed tomatoes and 24 jars hot sauce. Whew.....We're still getting tomatoes but they'll be done in a couple of weeks. So right now we're just giving them away - some to a Senior's center here and others to just friends. We have gorgeous okra plants, but no okra as yet. I'm still using green beans that were canned in 2010!!!! I put up 72 jars that year! I'm sure we'll have to plant them and do the canning of that next year as we're starting to run a little low now. We don't usually plant a fall garden so I'm done for the year!

I'm STILL not satisfied with what I'm doing with my 6X6 paper packs. Just wondering if they'd fit in some type of photo album and that way I could label the pages, etc......
Any more ideas out there?

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Oh you energetic ladies canning (we call it bottling) I gave up years ago as it 'killed' my shoulders and left me in pain for days afterwards.

Thanks for the welcome Darlene and all - I know I am going to enjoy this group .

Congrats on your win, Lynn Any win is a good win!!

I generally only try for one DT spot at a time - I tried for one recently and got turned down as my photography was not good enough - yet I have been complimented by another firm for my good photos - go figure

Interesting about blog posts getting longer - mine are getting shorter by the day!! Looking back i almost used to give a blow by blow account of the card - now it is much briefer.
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