Cards, Festival, Workshop & Mojo

Wow! What a packed weekend. I am exhausted, but have been having a lot of fun. Friday was one of my favorite days of the month because it's a get-together of friends to make and exchange one of each other's handmade card creations. I've nicknamed it Cards@9 because we get together at 9:00 a.m. and make cards, then have a nice lunch. It's my favorite also because it's MY chance to sit and create something that someone ELSE has designed and pre-cut. Everyone's cards were SO pretty, I will have to share them with you tomorrow when I have more time. For now, here's us girls. . . from left is Joann, Tiffany, Lin, Charmin and me.

Saturday was my daughter's school's annual Fall Festival where she got to run around with her friends and have fun, and I got to be a vendor in the Marketplace section of the festival. It was a big success because I made some new contacts and got a few new sign-ups for an upcoming holiday album workshop. I was restricted to a rather small table (only 5 feet) so I figured if I couldn't spread out, I'd better go UP. This is my display... two cheap shelvy things from WalMart and one plank of closet shelving across the top from Home Depot that hubby cut down for me. It worked out perfectly and I have a feeling next year I'll be seeing more vendors doing the same based on the comments I received all day.

Sunday was the first day of my Annual Holiday Workshop. 12 attended and 6 more are coming Tuesday night. All guests made five Christmas cards, two Fall cards, 15 Christmas tags, one altered travel mug, and an altered wooden box. I haven't taken photos yet, but hope to post those soon. It was a big hit with everyone, so I was pleased. This workshop is a lot of work for me, but well worth it when I hear good feedback.

And finally MOJO MONDAY. Here's the Mojo sketch #113 for this week.
And here is the card I came up with. I used Close To My Heart's November stamp of the month, "Around the Block" which is very fun to play with because the stamp set has different doors, windows, shutters, roofs, and a bunch of other cute stuff. The combinations are endless! I also used the Sweet Home papers and a QuicKutz die for the sentiment. The ribbon is CTMH natural twill.

Now it's time for bed!


  1. Lovely homey card! And congrats on being published again! How exciting!

  2. Oh, I like the smidgen of table I see to the left of your festival displaly. Are those Bottle Cap necklaces?? So cute!! haha! Yes, your display was awesome and you drew the crowd, so that was good. Maybe I'll go up as well next year. ;-) xoxo, Lisa

  3. Annette! This card is soo lovely! I like the colors you used and the image you used is so homey.... I like images of houses :)
    Thanks also for leaving a comment in my blog. God Bless!

  4. Cute card! And I'm getting that stamp set!


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