Hi everyone. All is well here in the beautiful El Paso Southwest. It's a gorgeous fall day: cool, crisp and clear. Unfortunately I think my precious Chloe (7 year old Bichon) is a little under the weather. She has been sleeping more than usual lately and her appetite comes and goes. Of course her social calendar has been fuller than usual. She had grooming Friday (we call it her spa day), a dinner party Friday night (see next paragraph), and tonight we are going to my friend Buddy's house for burgers. Buddy's two dogs Sadie and Tina will wear her out so I expect she will sleep all day Monday.
Friday night we said goodbye to our good friend and customer Linda Anderson who is moving to Lexington, KY to manage the Continental Airlines station. I had a few friends over to my house for dinner and we laughed, traded stories and caught up on Linda's news about her move. In the picture at left, (back row) is Candy with Chloe, Linda, Sheila and me. Susana and Felicity are kneeling in the front row and Jeri is taking the photo. We will miss Linda, but hope because she works for Continental she will visit often.
I feel a little like Garrison Keeler of the radio show "A Prairie Home Companion", when I say it's been a quite week at The Stamp Act. The Perpetual Desk Calendar (see October 12 post) is creating a lot of buzz and Spa Day, November 2 when we will make the calendar is filling up. There's still room so please join us for lots of fun!
The customers who attended the "Is It Autumn Yet?" class on Saturday really enjoyed learning the technique for making these lovely cards. Everyone did beautiful blending of the colors and felt confident they could make more cards on their own. I am giving the class again this coming Saturday, Oct. 25 from 10 am to noon. Just give me a call or an email if you'd like to attend. Or if you cannot attend, I am happy to provide the instructions for $10. You will of course have to purchase or provide the stamps used.
Fairies are a very popular image with young ladies these days so when my customer Tammee asked me to order some for her I was happy to do so. These are from Peddler's Pack and I think they are the most beautiful and creative fairy stamps I have seen. Look how precious these are:
Garden Fairy Fairy Border (or Corners -- 2 stamps)
Here is a sample that Felicity made using the Garden Fairy, Memories Mists and a technique called Faux Batik. The photo corners are from a Spellbinders die.
If you'd like any of these stamps just let me know.
A new shipment of Day of the Dead stamps arrived Saturday so if you need any pop in next week and grab them before they fly out of here again.
Well I guess I better get busy in the workroom. Happy Stamping and please stop in soon to see us!
Polly and Chloe