Thursday, October 13, 2011

Spice World

Once upon a time, when my husband and I had just started getting serious I went with him to meet his family.  His niece (who was about 5 at the time) and I hit it off great.  At some point during the visit she turned her sweet little face to him and said, "Uncle Anthony, you should marry Sherri."  "I should?" he replied.  "Yep", she said.  You are never gonna get a Spice Girl."  Cute kid.

So, if you could be any Spice Girl who would you be?  I had actually never given it much thought but the question has been nagging at me for the past few days.  So, I did the logical thing and took some online quizzes.  Now, these are serious quizzes.  They asked me at least 10 questions, and science popped out the answer.  According to some very advanced algorithms, I am Baby Spice.  I can live with that I guess.  She's the cute blonde, right?  I mean, I was secretly hoping for Ginger Spice, but everyone can't be her.  But, if I could still be me, and have a Spice Girl name what would THAT be?  Silly Spice? Giggle Spice?  Nah,  I think I would go by Crafty Spice.  Here's proof:

I love the Spice Cake paper and fabric in the Holiday Mini.  It makes me happy.  For this wreath I was inspired by a post I saw on Bridegan's Musings way back in the spring.  It has been rolling around in my brain, and this Spice Cake fabric really sealed it for me.

Here is a closer look at the detail

I die cut some flowers from the Spice Cake fabric and added some of the big designer buttons, vintage brads, More Mustard scalloped polka dot ribbon, and very vanilla velvet ribbon (so fantastic!), to create a focal point.  The weeping birch twigs are just collected off my parent's lawn after that windstorm we had a couple of weeks back.

What do you think?  Is Crafty Spice good?

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Thursday, October 6, 2011

World Card Day! - Stamping out breast cancer

Hi everyone.  I hope you are all doing great.  We are in the middle of a freak fall rain storm and I am putting off laundry so I though I would share with you some of the fun I had at our annual World Card Day event.  Lisa and I have hosted this event together for the past 3 years and it has always been an exciting, fun, exhausting event.  I say this every year, but I think that this may have been the best one (yet).  Lisa has some pictures of the games and some of the projects that the group did on her blog.  I think everyone loved the Card Keeper that they made, and also were pleasantly surprised by the gift of the Dazzling Details.  I contributed 8 card designs for the day too, so together there were 16 cards that the stampers went home with in their card keepers. 

Here are mine:

Thank Yous


I love all these cards.  And I love that I was able to use some of my own designs, some designs from swap I saw at Stampin' Up Regionals in Edmonton, and some from the Demonstrator only forum called Stampin' Connection.  It is a great resource for inspiriation and even the occasional CASE (Copy and Share Everything).

If you attended World Card Day I want to thank you for your support and the great day of friendship and stamping.  It means the world to me.  
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