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New Workbench

New tables

Santa was very kind to me this year and upgraded my magic workshop from folding tables to some nice sturdy, clean efficient work desks and tables. I’m so lucky to have Santa living with me. ūüôā

He apparently likes to shop at IKEA too.

Stay tuned, my next post will be loaded with the new cards I’ve been working on.

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Atlanta 2 Day Walk For Breast Cancer

It’s official, I’m entered in the Atlanta 2 Day Walk for Breast Cancer and man do I need your help. My major fundraising project is of course my cards. If you want to help this amazing organization think about ordering a few of my cards. Any cards ordered now through Oct 15th I’ll donate 1/2 the price to the Atlanta 2 Day Walk for Breast Cancer.

Look trough the site, almost everything is available for sale (except a few of the one off special order cards pictured here). Below are several special cards made just to help supporrt my fundraisisng efforts for this amazing organization and cause. Check out their web site linked above for all the info on them.

I need to raise at least $1000 for my team so lets get hopping and order those cards today.
Almost all the cards you see are $5.00 each. You can order here and I’ll deliver them at the monthly training walks or if you’re out of the Atlanta area we can mail them for a small postage fee.
If you’d like to just donate to help me reach my goal go here to my donation page and be generous.

Thanks you all for your support.

 

PS: My husband talked me into participating. he’s also walking and so is Scarlett

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It’s show time.

Saturday November 7, 2015 is the day. From 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at Cumming First Baptist Fall Bazaar. I’ll have hundreds of cards available for any occasion, especially Thanksgiving and¬†Christmas.

Here’s a look at some of the cards available.

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Lot’s of different Christmas cards to choose from. Here are just a tiny sample of what’s available. Mention our blog, carddoc.net and get a free Christmas Card!

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And more Christmas Cards.

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I hope to see lots of friends and neighbors this Saturday. Tell all your friends and bring the whole family.

That’s the end of the blatant plug for the craft fair. ūüôā On a personal note I just had a lower back procedure today so I’m either going to be feeling great Saturday or I’ll be doubled over in pain. I’m hoping for the feeling great part. I’ll know better tomorrow morning when the pain pills wear off.

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More from the Workbench

Busy week ahead and no rest for this card making queen! ¬†I’m getting some last minute cards made for the Cumming First Baptist Church Fall Festival and Craft Fair this Saturday. I’m putting together a few Christmas Cards with my new “Reason for the Season” Stamp set from Stampin Up. The Poinsettia punch makes the flower making super easy.

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I did finish a few general cards yesterday as well.

Congrats and Thanks

Here are some Christmas Cards I’ll have at the Craft Fair.Stop by and pick up some for all your extra special friends and family.

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What’s on the Workbench This Week

It was a pretty busy week. I got out and about but is wasn’t all fun and games. My little baby Dixie had to go to the vet for some minor surgery. She developed some bumps on her chest, I panicked and the Vet said they should be removed. Our Vet, Dr Esbeck from the Sawnee Animal Clinic is super good and has taken care of all my babies for the last 10 years or more. Dixie is doing great. She is tolerating the stitches and has not needed the cone of shame.

My infusion therapy was awesome! The Doctors cranked the dose up and I feel great this week.

The awesome box of punches below got delivered Tuesday. I guess I ordered them while I was a little bit foggy after my infusion because I sure don’t remember it. But heck who doesn’t like a box of EK punches!! This takes care of all the square one’s I’ve been jonesing for.

Box of EK goodness
Box of EK goodness

I’ve gotten behind on my Paper Pumpkin sets too. Here are 2 that I still need to get through.

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Finally this week I’ve got to get ready for the fall craft fair at Cumming First Baptist Church on Nov. 7th from 9:00 am till I don’t know when. Stop by and say Hi and grab up some great Christmas Cards.

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What’s on the Workbench This Week?

Had a tough week. The damp weather really hurts. The back procedure did help a little and next week I go in for my long overdue infusion therapy. I did get into the card room a little bit and did get a couple new things checked off the list.

With the help of my awesome husband we did a couple of the iris flowers with different pastel techniques. One was done with the soft pastel sticks and the other with the oil pastels. I did the soft and Larry did the oils. I think they both turned out nice.

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I’ve got a long way to go learning to “paint” these flowers but I got the totally awesome “Pan Pastels” that Susan uses in all her videos and I’m looking forward to learning how to use these. I’m so lucky to be married to Larry. He was selected employee of the month at work, got a $50 gift card and immediately went to Blick’s Art Supply and used that gift card to buy me the Pan Pastels.

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One of my pain treatment doctors had a baby so I made him and his wife a super extra special baby card. I’ll get to give it to him this coming week when I go in for infusion. Here’s my blog readers sneak peek.

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Made another special wedding card. This might get to be a habit.

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And now for a little fun off the workbench, Halloween is right around the corner and the neighbors in the hood are getting all into it this year with porch decorations so I had to jump in as well. We drug out a bunch of goodies and made the porch a little bit festive and we have our new Dachshund Skeleton chewing on a foot.

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And it wouldn’t be Halloween around here with out boo bags. and I made really nice ones this year. Hope the kids enjoy them.

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That’s it from the workbench this week. Not sure how much I’ll get done this coming week, two days will be taken up with the infusion therapy.

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What’s on the workbench this week?

A new section for Card Doc starts today. I’m going to try real hard to post something every week about my cards. ¬†What’s on the workbench will be snap shots of projects or cards I’m working on. This will give everyone a peek into how I work and maybe show some of the processes in designing and making a card.

This week I went flower crazy. I stumbled onto a Susan’s Garden¬†link from Sizzix and just fell in love with her flowers. So I just had to have some. ūüôā

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My first flower is sitting there above the framelett label. I love the way they work but wasn’t too happy with the color. Soooo I had to get some new stuff to¬†make realistic looking flowers. I’m going to try pastels.

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And some water color pencils. I’ll be learning and playing and experimenting with all my new goodies this coming week. Hopefully my back will hold up better. I had a treatment last Wednesday to help with the lower back bulging disks in the lumbar part. So far it’s working. I hope it lasts a while.

Last week¬†I did some wedding cards and my main web guy and photographer (that’s my husband) will be posting a wedding and baby card page, but for today here is a shot of one I made for a special friend.

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Finally my husband surprised me with an order of stamps from rubber hedgehog. They have lots and lots of animal stamps and since I have a particular fondness for a certain long dog he got me a bunch of holiday wiener dog stamps that are just adorable.

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Here’s frank-n-wienie and below is the bag sheet he made for me so I can find these awesome stamps next week.

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The doctor says it’s all good

One more trip to the doctor before the big July 4th show. I don’t talk (or type) much about it but pain is a bitch! I’ve had so much the past few years that this new therapy has been a huge turn around for me. I still have pain but it’s not a constant gnawing 8-10 level pain like it was just last year. Since the fibromyalgia therapy started the middle of last year I’ve actually enjoyed many days with a level 3 pain. This coming week I’m going in for a simple epidural to target the actual physical pain in¬†my hips and lower back. These treatments have also been a big help and were only possible because of the¬†fibromyalgia therapy which got rid of all the never pain long enough for the doctors (and me) to find the physical pain underneath it all.

We got our space assignment letter Wednesday. We will be in space 45-A (whatever that means) freebiexThe craft show runs all day right up till dark. Please stop by and say hi. Let me know you saw this on CardDoc.net and I’ll give you a free card with every 4 you buy. (everybody else has to buy 5 to get the freebie)

Enough of my rambling, the bottom line is hopefully I’ll be able to handle the long long day in Marietta for the Fourth of July show. Here are all the cards and gift card holders, lots of gift card holders, I’ve made this past week. I’m so worried, anxious and excited about this first show. I’ve made so many cards and I hope it’s enough.

See you in Marietta!!

Lorraine

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I love cupcakes!!

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Final Push for the July 4th Show Is On

Still working on building the inventory up for what I’m hoping will be a very successful show. Since it’s never really to early to plan for Christmas, this installment has a few more Christmas goodies.

Check out these super special gift tags. These keepsake tags will really show how much you care! Pick up 2 or 10 or more, heck they’re cheaper by the dozen.

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Every tag is different and you’ll be able to mix and match any you like.

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And speaking of tags, here are some special pocket tags perfect for all those gift cards you’ll be giving this year. Several designs to choose from as well.

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Finally a simple Christmas card and we’ve got a lot of these.They will be available in sets. The inside has a white section with a stamped sentiment and plenty of room for your own message and signature.

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See us July 4th at the Marietta Georgia Craft Fair, parade, carnival, fireworks and lot lots more.

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Special Craft Fair Cards

Birthday Cards

Marietta_4th_SPJust for the Marietta July 4th Crafts fair I’ll have a very¬†limited number of the step-accordion cards pictured below. There are¬†just a very few of each, Birthday, Thank You and Get Well. These cards are so unique and special, they are sure to please the lucky recipient.

Each card is different. They are bright fun cards perfect for summer time giving and brightening up anyone’s day.

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