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Sandy at Revielle

May I introduce “Sandy at Reveille.”

Sandy is standing at attention as the American flag is being raised over Luke AFB, AZ — I think I can hear reveille being sounded from here in Pebble Creek, can you?

Sandy is my entry to the Kare Bear bear auction. Sandy has been keeping company with Stella Stamper Bear from last year (you can see her here,) and she was heartbroken when he left this morning. These bears are auctioned off each year at the Kare Bear Annual Appreciation Auction.  My bears from last year are shown with Stella–they were her brother bears and she wasn’t too sorry to see them go because they teased her alot about her hair curlers.  Sandy on the other hand was very enamored with Stella and stood by her side up until this morning when he left for his deployment to the Kare Bear house.

Pumpkin PoopMy friend Susie and I played this afternoon with my stamps. We made about 30 little pumpkin poop packages. She is going to take some home with her to Sacramento and present them to some friends that will probably think she has lost her mind! I’m going to take the rest and run around like a little goblin attaching them to doorknobs! You can click on the photo and see a copy of the poem on the reverse side of the poop packet and also the recipe for the project.

Merry & BrightEach month my stampin’ buddies and I have a Pebble Creek Posse meeting. The meeting is for my Stampin’ Up! downline and whoever else would like to attend who may be interested in joining Stampin’ Up! as a demonstrator. For the last several months we have been picking out a specific stamp set and everyone makes a card and then we swap! It is great fun. Here is my card for the swap.

I’ll post what everyone else does to my blog over the next few days. I totally CASE’d (Copy and Share/Steal Everything) from someone. Unfortunately I didn’t keep track so if this is your card that you are seeing on my blog, please let me know and I’ll give appropriate credit. I really loved the design. If you click on the picture and then in the next window click on the picture again, you’ll see the recipe.

Update:  Mystery is solved.  This is too funny.  I got this from a Stampin’ Up demo in Texas, Linda McClain who had it posted on her blog as part of a group of cards from her LoneStar Stampers group, Jane Schenck is the creator of the card.  Then I used it in my Pebble Creek Posse Swap.  Finally one of my other online buddies from California, saw it in my newsletter to my customers and made a couple changes and posted it on her web site. My friend Alyce says there was one original card…all others have been CASEd from it…I am beginning to believe that.

Just goes to show you, that you don’t have to be creative to produce some beautiful cards and stamped projects with so many Stampin’ Up! demonstrators willing to share.  Gotta love it!

Gifties One

These are the projects for my Gifties class this week. I’m still cutting stuff out for the class tonight and haven’t even figured out yet the cost of supplies…but my faithful students signed up for the class anyway….bless ’em. Does “behind the power curve” describe my life or what! But I have my priorities, Mom and I had to get our hair done yesterday!

Hand Cream with snake skin topper

Christmas Cracker

Gum Holder Snowman

Check Holder

Last year for Halloween I was really into poop….pumpkin poop that is. Although this year I haven’t done any pumpkin poop projects, I just couldn’t resist and today while I was out shopping I bought some pumpkin poop (AKA cheezos). Hopefully, in the next few days I’ll have some made up so I can distribute them around my neighborhood. So if you are reading this and live nearby don’t be shocked to have some poop tied to your door knob one of these nights.

To hold you until the poop project gets underway here is a card we did at my class on 9 & 11 Oct.

Spooky Skyline Sponged

Wow did we ever have fun. I had two classes with the pretties kit. I took all of my reinkers and most of my drawer of embossing powder and glitter…and we played.

Garden Whimsey This card is for my friend Joan who is going through breast cancer treatment. She was supposed to attend the class today but had to cancel. So as you view this card say a prayer for Joan.

Recipe for this card is in the comments section of this post.

Heat&Stick Pearls

I am having the most fun getting ready for my Pretties Kit class tonight.

I’ll post more photos in the next few days. I just couldn’t wait to tell you of my escapades. If you haven’t tried this get out your heat & stick powder out and have at it.

I read about coloring the half pearls with a marker and then dipping it in clear embossing power. I did it and it was OK but had a mottled look to the pearl. Even after I did several reapplications on the same pearl.

Then I got out my versamark pad, heat and stick powder and proceeded to emboss these little puppies with everything in my stash including Dazzling Diamonds that I had dyed with reinkers, Silver glitter, gold glitter, regular dazzling diamonds, red glitter, silver EP (make it look like a black pearl)…etc etc, it was so much fun.

You get the picture, my stamp table is covered with remains of EP and even the cat has glitter on her but I’m one happy stamper.

I can hardly wait for my class.

Welcome to my little space on the internet dedicated to paper, ink and stamps – Please pull up a chair, get yourself a cup of tea and let me share with you what I love. One of my expressions is: “You can never have too many stamps!” If you’ve ever been to my house you have a feel for what that means. I have a very hard time parting with any stamps, even ones that I have duplicates of…isn’t that silly?

I’m a Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator so all the projects you see here are made with Stampin’ Up! products. Of course there may be somethings (clothes pins, dominoes, etc) that Stampin’ Up! doesn’t have that I may use from time to time.

What you see on my blog was created by me unless otherwise noted. Some of the ones that I created may have been CASEd (Copy and Share/Steal Everything) from another crafter. I’m doing my best to give credit to those whoes ideas I’ve harvested either in full or part. As my blog grows I plan to also feature creations made by my students and Stampin’ Up! downline.

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Sue Ann Olsavicky

Lapel Pin with CardLapel Pin card insertBack side of Lapel Pin
This card and lapel pin are for my Pretties Kit class 16 & 18 Oct. Everyone who purchased a Pretties Kit from me and my Stampin’ Up! downline were invited to a free class to learn all the things you can do with the kit.

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