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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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New Year New Design

2017 looks like it will be a great year. I’m feeling good and getting motivated making bunches of new cards. Back in October I was able to help crew the 2016 Atlanta 2 Day Walk for Breast Cancer and my husband Larry walked it. This year we will both do it again. It’s a great organization and an amazing experience. Read about my husband’s experience here.

This year I am focused on box sets of the most popular card types. Thank Yous, Friendship, Christmas¬†and maybe a few Valentines. I’ll also be making plenty of Birthday Cards, Thanksgiving and my favorite, Halloween.

Looking for a custom card? Drop me a note here on the contact page.

For all of 2017, all box sets sold directly will benefit the Atlanta 2 Day Walk for Breast Cancer and our team, Save the Peaches. We will donate 1/2 of the sale price to the team for every set sold. A special order page will be setup shortly. This donation applies to direct sales of box set cards only. Any sales through third party sellers are not part of this special offer.

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Atlanta 2 Day Fund Raising Event

Join Team Agilysys on Wednesday June 22nd for our kickoff fund raiser at the Travelers Building in Alpharetta. Stop by the lobby between 11:00 am and 2:00 pm to get some of the nicest hand made cards around. Each and every card is made with love and care by Lorraine Drum the newest member of Team Agilysys. Most all the cards are only $5.00 each and half of every sale will be donated to Team Agilysys for the Atlanta 2 Day Walk for Breast Cancer Awareness.

If you can’t make it to the Card Sale you can donate directly on the Agilysys Team Page or better yet donate on my page (Lorraine Drum).

The Travelers building is located at the corner of Windward Parkway and Windward Concourse in Alpharetta Ga. at 1000 Windward Concourse. Stop in and help out an amazing local charity raise money that stays right here in Georgia!

Check out all the cards here on the CardDoc site. I’ll have lots of them at the sale. All kinds for Birthday, Get Well, Thank You and Christmas as well as many special cards to show your support for Breast Cancer Awareness.

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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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Back at the Workbench

WOW!! I can’t believe how good I feel. On Thursday I had an RF nerve burn done on all 8 lumbar medial branch nerves. I expected to feel like crap and be in agony from the procedure pain based on my past experience with another pain doctor but this is amazing so far.

I know it will hurt eventually. Doctor Wada¬†at the North Fulton Pain & Spine Center warned me what could happen. I know what to expect this time and that makes it a lot less scary. ¬†IMG_1028919I’ll show you a picture of the pin cushion in my lower back. If you want to see it click the tiny pic but be warned it’s a picture of needle holes, in my back. ūüôā ¬†This along with my Ketemine infusion just a couple of weeks ago I’m really hopeful to have a reduced pain November and December this year.

Enough about pain, lets look at what’s on the workbench. Today I’m punching out poinsettia flowers like crazy with my new punch from Stampin’ Up. I’m using some super fun glitter paper and they are turning out great!

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These are going to look so good. I can’t wait to get these on a card.

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Packing up everything for the craft fair tomorrow. Hope to see you there.

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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.

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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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The Workbench is Empty this week

I didn’t get into the work room this week so the work bench is empty. I did get my pain infusion therapy this week. They increased my dosage and I do feel a whole lot better. I did get to go to a card making class Thursday night it was fun I think.¬†Here’s a picture¬†of the card I made.

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I don’t even remember making this card but it sure is pretty. Thanks to my best friend Rita for taking me and taking care of me while we were there. BTW: Rita, you’re going to have to show me how to make this card again. Thursday night is real foggy.

I got all my little boo bags filled up for all the little ghosts and goblins for Halloween here’s some pictures.

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That’s all for this week. I am feeling a lot better now that I got the infusion so look for great things this coming week from the Card Doc’s workbench.

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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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