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"Anxiety weighs a heart down, but a cheerful word lifts it up." Proverbs 12:25

Friday, October 10, 2014

The PERFECT Paper Artist


Some very (VERY) sweet comments were
left on my post about the new book titled
Thank you (EACH of you) that commented!
I replied to each comment so if you happen to see
today's post, please jump back to
to read my individual "thank you's."

It's great when a comment pops up from time to time.
But I certainly don't expect them.
And I know I can't be blue when they don't.
*I* don't even leave comments on other peoples' blogs
so I can't expect them to on mine.

That's one thing I love about
Facebook and Instagram...
we can "like" and "heart" the ideas
we see and appreciate without having to
slow down to do any typing at all.
(psst... did you know I am on
Facebook and Instagram?! Ya, check it out...)

IG @always_stampin

In the spirit of the "It's His Show" post,
I thought I might share a little something personal.
CONFESSION TIME

I AM NOT A PERFECT PAPER ARTIST.
Sigh... there... I said it. HA!
Seriously, that's one thing about social media
that can be completely misunderstood.
We only post the "good stuff," right?!
That's why I thought I would
share the first photo in this post with you.
I get REALLY frustrated at times.
Can you tell by the photo?
hehehe

As you surf and search or blog hop here or there,
keep in mind that behind the blog is a
REAL PERSON
whose life might be a bit messed up.
Maybe they post great pics
of their perfect paper crafting
(or perfect lives)
because they really ARE "faking it."
OR maybe (just maybe)
they post the seemingly perfect pics
because they have decided to
CHOOSE JOY
regardless of how many crappy pics
they had to take to get there!
THAT is ME :)

I don't always share the personal
or the "not-so-pretty" pics
because quite frankly I have to live with my mess
so when I have a "not-so-messy" pic/moment,
I CHOOSE to share, in the hope
that it just might pick someone else up
the same way it did me.
Make sense?

I just know you want to see the
"perfect pumpkin" which finally came from
the "not-so-pretty" one in the first photo...


This was a fun little pumpkin to make
(after a few that ended up in the TA-RASH.)
I watched a video I found on
(oh ya... I'm on there also!)
My apologies for not remembering
the video maker's name.

Use the GIFT BOW DIE and
the BIG SHOT MACHINE to make
this absolutely adorable pumpkin.
The video instructs EIGHT bow pieces.
DO NOT USE EIGHT PIECES
OR YOUR PUMPKIN MAY END UP
LOOKING LIKE THE ONE
IN THE FIRST PIC HERE.
(sigh... I feel better now that
I typed that all in CAPS, he he he.
Did I mention I can get frustrated at times? HA!)

I used SIX OR SEVEN bow pieces for my pumpkin.
Use these sweet little lovelies
as centerpieces or other home decor
or fill them with a cello bag full of colorful candies.
They're just adorable!!!

Who's ready for more
BLOG CANDY?!
Check back tomorrow for some really fun stuff!

Thanks for visiting!
Happy Fall Ya'll!
Kelly

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