Target run today.

Warning: Enabler alert. But it’s CHEAP!

A while back I saw Gina K’s post about this. And while it seems I go to Target EVERY single day, I would always forget to look for them. But I did today. And they’re on clearance – 75% off. And my Target (Greatland) had a TON of them.

REG PRICE: 4 for $0.99
75% off: 4 for $0.24.

I got 4 packages = 16 (yes, I know you can do the math but it’s such a freakin’ good deal that I had to spell it out!) for $0.96.

So, now what are you waiting for? Christmas? LOL!

My Target only had the silver ones.

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Sometimes Simple isn’t.

So, many of you probably wondered at one point during the holiday madness where my Card is (humor me that you wondered… ;)). You thought (again, let me think you did!), she’s doing all this stuff but no Christmas card? Well, I’m here to tell you it’s NOT because of time. I did not run out of time. Well, sorta. That wasn’t my problem actually. First, let me say, they did go out… except for a handful that I have to still mail to India. But the rest went out and hopefully have reached people by now.

Here’s how my card design goes EVERY year. Right after last year’s gets mailed out, I start thinking about the next year and how I want to do it differently. You know, my cards involve family picture, year-end letter, and the hand-made card. I also, really, really like to come up with a different fold or way-to-house-it-all kinda card each year. That is part of my fun: Designing, ahem, ENGINEERING the perfect ensemble! You wouldn’t believe how much time during the year, I spend thinking about it. Not doing anything but thinking.

Picture – the day before Thanksgiving. CHECK
Letter – December 15th. CHECK.
Kinkos – took 6 packages of SU! card stock to Kinko’s to copy letter on to it. Dec 18th. CHECK.
Paper Cut – Dec. 18th. CHECK.

Yeah, so then I sat down to make the prototype. YUCK! It was going to have some Cuttlebug embossing on it. Well, that didn’t turn out like I thought. Left some extra dents in the paper, etc. Fiddled with that for a while. Yeah, didn’t like it in the end. Okay, so now what? Plan B? Um… well, here’s the thing. I WANT SIMPLE. HA. I like the look of SIMPLE. Clean. Elegant. All of that. And well, easy would be good too at this point. Vowed to not emboss this year. I always emboss. Wanted something else.

Alright. So, I finished them. AND I ACTUALLY LOVE THEM. They are me. They are simple. They even sparkle. And they’re about snowflakes. I adore Snowflakes (my friend Michelle gave me a James Avery snowflake charm for my charm bracelet!). I live in Texas. No snowflakes. Which is a GOOD thing because I’m not fond of cold. But I like the “idea” of snowflakes and the look of them, etc.

Anyway, after writing a book here, you can see that Sometimes Simple just isn’t.

The details:
Images by A Muse Artstamps and ElzybellsNA and Stampin’ Up! (wheel)
Card stock by Stampin’ Up!
Ink by Stampin’ Up! (Bashful Blue)
Accessories: Silver cord by SU!, Sakura Quickie Glue Pen, SU! Dazzling Diamonds Glitter

The dimensions are 8.5×4 (a full sheet of CS tri-folded) – fits in a standard business size envelope (or those envelopes you get with those photo cards!)

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ONE BIG CELEBRATION!!! Blog Candy and such.

Things I am thankful for in the crafting-sense:

* for each of you that come here to read my story.
* for my Stampin’ Up! friends and for my dear friend and upline, Jenn Balcer, in particular.
* for my new found A Muse family – both the team and all of the addicts, my life is enriched with all of you in it.
* for the opportunity to do something I love and to share it with all of you.
* to all the people that have supported any of my crafty endeavors – embroidery, Stampin’ Up, and A Muse – thank you so much.

So, why am I celebrating?
* For all of those things above
* For 1 year of blogging – January 2008 will be one year!
* For 30,000+ hits
* For good times ahead.

Leave a comment here about something you are thankful for this year.

A winner will be randomly drawn on January 1st. You have until midnight central on Dec. 31st to enter.

The prize will be a Stampin’ Up! retired stamp set. I’ll let you choose from my ever-growing, lengthy list and some other goodies!

Thank you for everything! May 2008 bring you much happiness and lots of LAUGHTER!

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New A Muse class added

Due to overwhelming response (THANK YOU SO MUCH – I can’t believe it!), another class has been added for the Jan 19th Love is in the Air class at Memory Depot in Austin. The new class is from 1-3 on Jan 19th. It will be the same class as the 10am class. Hope to see you there.

For more information about registration, call Memory Depot at (512) 326-8045.

Love is in the Air
We’ll make 6 fun cards full of love, perfect for spreading the Valentine cheer using A Muse stamps.

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