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My crafting resolutions:
1. To create more than 50% of my projects with either recycled materials or scrap left over materials to cut waste and excessive earth fillers.
2. Teach paper crafting classes and share the Joy.
3.Custom Design Products I love to use and share.
4. Learn everyday what it takes to be patient, understanding, tolerant and giving.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Summers ending and I'm back!

I've been neglectful of my blog this summer but I have to say, it was completely worth it!  To spend some serious quality time with my family in Florida was just what the doctor ordered!  But, I'm back now and I have a fully leveled home too.  I've made wee late night efforts to catch up on the email mania that occurred in just 13 very short days too but if I've missed one, trust that I'll get there shortly!  As school starts back up soon, I'm sure things will get back to their usual but I hope you all have had a blessed and relaxing summer as well!

Bare with me while I share a bit of the trip!

Here's the true reason for my visit to the most humid state on the continent!  Mom! At the largest gathering of the elderly I've ever seen~  Bingo night!  We won though and had the best time!

Father, Brother, Son, and the nephew at Ci Ci's for dinner, that's 3 generations of Houghton boy's there!  Little nephew is adoring the toy Aunt Tammy got him! (Took it everywhere!)

Ok! So I had to add this one because this is the gift I chose for my hubby from the Universal Studios Island.  It is for our 24th Wedding Anniversary which was on the 13th!  Yes, I was there in Florida and he was home in Michigan getting our house leveled!  This should make up for the little error in dates right?  lol  Sorry though, six weeks minimum for delivery cause that's not getting through the airport!

If you haven't visited the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry yet, you've got to see this place!  Truly a large accomplishment and tribute to the Disney tradition!

I'm not sure why anyone would voluntarily choose to live in Florida year round? I have been made aware of the cooler temps around the ocean though so maybe I'll have to give that a go next time! lol

The pool really helped!  That's my boy!
Couldn't resist showing all of this, loved the rafted river all the way through the park, you get on or off anywhere and there's no walking necessary!  There were so many other wonderful attractions we visited too.  The Mosi hands on museum with the Mummy's around the world exhibit, the Hard Rock Cafe' Casino in Tampa, the Adventure Island day and more!  Again, I hope you've all enjoyed your summer's as well, and are looking forward to another wonderful crafting year!

On to the card for today!  This is one of the make and take cards from Angie Hunts class that was a more recent design.  She has such an eye for colors and design that I'm always so pleased with what I get!  As usual, I am only responsible for the actual coloring here as the entire design was Angie's but I love sharing them just the same.  In case you havn't heard, the Little Darlings CHA booth won the award for the best new comer to CHA and is distributing the Saturated Canary rubber releases too!  Love those bright eyed lovelies!  You can fin the Face book page here as well!

Lastly, On August 22, the Whimsy Stamps August Release begins so be sure to stop back by for some more candy and all of the new stamps, papers, Shape EZ templates and Shapeology dies too!

Happy Tuesday to YA!

Copic Ink

Papers, flowers, ribbon, lace and stock are from Angie Hunt (Scrap Girl) for the monthly card class.  For more details follow this link to her page.

Life Quotes - Don’t forget to live!
Life is for living... Giving it all you have.
Sometimes we need to remember that life isn’t a dress rehearsal.
We’re in the thick of it and it’s all moving fast.
It’s too easy to miss the special things that are occurring around us.
As a Louis Armstrong life quote says, "I see trees of green, red roses too - What a wonderful world" we also can benefit greatly from taking time out to smell the roses.

 If you enjoy a good 3D project or just need a special box or bag, stop by the Whimsy Stamps Store available today for my Shape "EZ" product line of Cut templates like bags, boxes, flowers, and cards with tons of add on's! These templates can help you make any project just the way you like it. Over and Over again! The NEW Shape "EZ" cut files are available today!

 Thank you for visiting,


  1. Welcome back, glad you had a major timer with the family!!
    Your card is adorably cute!!!
    Have a great day!

  2. Love your colorful card, cute images, too! I think anywhere you go in August, it is hot, hot, hot. Living in Florida is the best--but us year-rounders would never hit the theme parks in the summer! hehe We get 6 months of perfect weather during our 'winter'. We have very few flying insects (although plenty of crawly ones, and tiny lizzards, too). And the best part--it is SUNNY every day of the year!!! When you travel next and head to the beaches, try the west coast of FL--the scenery is awesome and the water crystal clear aqua.

  3. Welcome back!! Glad you had a great time with your family. My Gram lived in Florida. I remember the humidity! As soon as I walked out the door, I was was pointless. I enjoyed the beach though. I have friends that live in FL now, but I don't think I could do it...I'm too used to the cool weather in Seattle. You'd think I'd like the heat, considering I was born in AZ, but I can't stand anything above 75 degrees! LOL


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