Monday, September 8, 2014

Whew! What an exhausting week-end!

If you follow my blog, you know that this past week-end I was at a Stamp, Scrap, Art Tour Show in Westminster, MD, teaching Make & Takes for my friends, Joyce and Betty, at the Close to My Heart booth.   The combined heat and humidity was exhausting all by itself.  Friday was a travel and set-up day with a Make & Take Party in the evening.  Here is the cute little M&T that Joyce and Betty taught while I stayed in the booth to get the product on the shelves. 
 We didn't leave the building until 10:30pm, anxious to get to the motel and get much needed showers. It was almost time for lights out, when we had an uninvited guest scurry across the desk.  Which is why, close to midnight, we ended up in the hall, in our lovely jammies, with all our belongings enroute to a new room.

Saturday the stampers were lined up at the door early, eager to see what all the vendors had in their booths.  Our booth was the very first one and we were immediately busy.   
Here is Saturday morning's Make & Take, a pop up slider card very similar to one I designed and posted a few weeks ago but using some new CTMH papers.:  

(Poor little bird's tail didn't travel so well.)
Saturday afternoon I switch to making this card designed by Betty:

Saturday was another hot, humid day.  Luckily a storm came through late Saturday afternoon, so Sunday was a much more comfortable day.  Sunday I taught this side step card designed by Joyce:

Here I am!

It was a fun weekend, though exhausting.  And I did sneak away from our booth long enough to make a few purchases.  One of those purchases was the embossing folder I used for my Mojo Monday card below:

The folder is by Darice and is called quilt.  I had seen it used on a card on someone else's blog and immediately put it on my shopping list.  The precolored digital image and sentiment are from the set Pumpkin Peeps by Doodle Pantry.  The papers are CTMH.  I've never used the colored digis before, but they sure are handy if you don't have the time to color.  

I am entering this card in the following challenges:


  1. Sounds like you had a fun trip! The little mouse (or at least I hope it was just a mouse) was certainly memorable! All of your make-and-takes look wonderful and I bet they were a big hit! Glad to have you back!

  2. Wonderful make and takes and sounds like you had fun. Love that quilt embossing folder and it is now on my wish list :-).

  3. Debi - I can't believe you told the mouse story! You forgot to mention that you and Joyce did not want to get up to leave the room. Just want to note that I did not design the butterfly card. I "scraplifted" it from another CTMH consultant, Tamytha Jenkins. You can find the post on her blog at:

  4. I would have freaked out when the "uninvited" guest scurried in MY hotel room! Makes for a great story tho! Thanks for sharing all your fantastic goodies with us over on the Doodle Pantry Digital Challenge! Good luck.

  5. WOW, Debi, you were one busy gal and you have some marvelous creations to show for your time! Sorry to hear about your uninvited guest but heat and humidity drive even little creatures. Fabulous post sharing with all of us. Thanks. :-D

  6. Wow! Your uninvited guest would have had me scurrying out of that room too! I just love all of your creations, especially the Doodle Pantry card! Thank you for sharing your card with us in the Doodle Pantry Digital Challenge 50!

  7. First, I saw your card on our challenge blog and was immediately drawn to 2 things....the sweet pig and pumpkin image you sued so well and the embossed folder. I saw that folder on someone blog and I have wanted it also. I don't know what I'm waiting for. I loved it then and love it on yours....haha Anyhoo...Thank you for sharing and joining us in our September Doodle Pantry Challenge.

  8. Wow! You had quite a weekend! Wonderful cards!
    Thanks so much for joining us at DPDC50! And for using a DP image! :)

  9. What a weekend you had! I'm glad you were able to share your card with us in the Doodle Pantry Digital Challenge! The pig in the pumpkin is an adorable DP image!


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