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This is it!

Oh my goodness – I am so excited! The weekend for On the Craft Train 2 is finally here! I have been preparing for this show for months and now I’m ready (almost) to go. With over 100 vendors it’s sure to be a lot of fun. I hope you can stop by this weekend and visit my booth.

The fun begins on Saturday at 9 am until 4 pm and repeats on Sunday. See you at the Martinsburg Roundhouse, 100 East Liberty St, Martinsburg, WV. If you tell me you saw my blog post I will give you a free card!

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In Memory

Today is a day that will live on in my memory for the rest of my life.  18 years ago we as a country experienced the horrific events of 9/11.  We must always remember those who perished that day and do our best to honor their memory.

So in memory of those who lost their lives on 9/11 today I challenge you to engage in an act of kindness.  Purchase a cup of coffee for the person in line behind you; hold open the door for someone; smile and wish someone a good morning.  Just be nice to everyone you meet today.

I think that is the best way we can honor the memory of those who lost their lives on 9/11.

KINDNESS MATTERS – pass it on.

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Love at first site

Way back in August, I had the opportunity to pre-order lots of new goodies from the Stampin’ Up! holiday catalog (one of the perks of being a demonstrator). One of the items that caught my eye was the Tiny Keepsakes Bundle. I thought this would be a quick and easy way to make treats for co-workers, family, friends, teachers, coaches (get the idea?) so I placed my order for one. As soon as it arrived I knew I made the right choice! From the first time I used the die to make a treat box I was in LOVE with this set.

Item #152390 – $48.50 included 7 cling stamps and 10 dies

I just couldn’t stop playing with this set! It’s so, so easy to use and you don’t even need to stamp! One 6″x6″ of Designer Series Paper is really all you need or you can use cardstock and dress it up! Add ribbon or twine with a small tag and you have an adorable little gift. The box is the perfect size for chocolate – Hershey’s Kisses, Lindor Truffles, or Ferrero Rocher are excellent choices. You can order your bundle today from my website. Check all the different ones I made.

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Community

Community – what is it? The dictionary definition of community is shown as (1) a group of people living in the same place or having a particular characteristic in common or (2) a feeling of fellowship with others, as a result of sharing common attitudes, interests, and goals.

Throughout life we are members of many different communities. Some communities are our forever communities (families, school affiliations) and some are short term or seasonal in nature (PTA, sports team, civic groups). But no matter what type of community – long or short term – the fact is we need communities. We all need to be surrounded by people who will celebrate the happy times and support us in the difficult times.

That support system – celebrating the good things and offering comfort during the hard times – is what I love about my Stampin’ Up community. The group that I craft with are always so encouraging to each other and help ease the burden during difficult times. Whenever we get together it’s always interesting! A little crafting, a little whining, and lots of laughter!

Today I invite you to join my community of stampers. I have several classes and events coming up in the next month and I would love to have you join me!

This weekend, September 14 and 15, come visit me at On the Craft Train 1 at the Martinsburg Roundhouse, 100 East Liberty Street, Martinsburg, VA. With over 100 vendors and authors, there is sure to be something for everyone.

Next up is Stampin’ Bingo at the Clarke County Parks and Recreation Community Center , 225 Al Smith Circle, Berryville, VA on September 25 from 6 – 8:30 pm. Come out to play some Bingo, win some new Stampin’ Up! prizes and create 4 make and take projects.

Play Stampin’ Bingo at the Clarke County Rec Center in Berryville, VA

On September 28 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm please join me at Michaels Store, Battlefield Shopping Center, 1019A Edwards Ferry Rd NE, Leesburg, VA for my Christmas Stamp-a-Stack Class. You can register online by clicking here.

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Live from Virginia – it’s Thursday Night

Hey hey fans – just a quick note to let you know I am doing a Facebook live tonight at 7:30 EDT! I will be featuring cards made with the Perfectly Plaid bundle. I hope you will tune in tonight to my Stampin with Crafty Klock Facebook page and catch the action. It’s always entertaining to watch me muddle my way through my 30 minute segment!

Hope you will join me and have some fun. Happy Stampin’

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Do you want to build a Snowman?

Today’s the day! The holiday catalog is now LIVE – let the fun begin. And what’s more fun than building a snowman? The best part about this snowman is you don’t even need snow! How great is that?

Snowman Season bundle
Item #152337 – $32.25

This adorable card was made with the new Snowman Season bundle featuring the Snowman Season stamp set and Snowman builder punch.

The card base is Pretty Peacock cut to 5.5″ x 8.5″ and folded in half. Cut a piece of Noble Peacock Foil sheets in Pretty Peacock to 5.25″ x 4″ place it into the Hammered Metal 3D embossing folder and run it through the Big Shot. Stamp the Snowman on Whisper White card stock and punch out with matching punch. Punch out hat from Basic Black card stock and twig arms from Early Espresso card stock. Attach to snow man. Use Real Red curly ribbon to tie scarf around snowman and adhere Red Rhinestone Basic Jewels to hat. Adhere to card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Stamp greeting in Delicata Golden Glitz metallic ink and use Stitched Rectangle dies to cut out. Adhere to card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals. And Voila! You built a Snowman!

The products used in this card are available for sale on my website – just click here to order. If you are ordering less than $150 I would appreciate it if you would please use host code DSC24VXX when placing your order. If you are order over $150 in products please take advantage of the host benefits to earn free products (and if you do over over $150 let’s talk – you may want to join Stampin’ Up! to save money AND take advantage of all the great benefits!). Happy Stampin’.

Products used to make card shown above
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Need a hand this spooky season?

Spooky season is coming up. Are you ready or could you use a hand with prepping goodies for all the little ghosts and goblins on your list? Well Paper Pumpkin has just what you need to get ready!

September’s Paper Pumpkin is sure to be “Spooktacular”

Paper Pumpkin has been busy, busy, busy! Knowing you might like “a hand” with your frightful festivities, they designed September’s kit, Bone Appétit, with you in mind.

This kit includes 20 food-safe treat boxes, a unique and exclusive Halloween stamp set, and a spooky, special-edition box. September’s kit also gives new meaning to the word “handmade.” (Cue the scary laughter!)

But don’t get left the dark this Halloween. You must subscribe by September 10 to get in on the fun. Click here to subscribe today!