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Thursday, November 29, 2007

More Christmas Creating!!


Well, I am sort of shifting gears. Off my blue Holidays Album and onto this ABC Christmas Album. You only get to see the first page...and, of course, it's not even finished either...will have to add some bling and ribbons and such. It is made with Cosmo Cricket "Be Good" paper crafting kit, Bazzill cardsdtock (of course!), American Crafts felt flowers, CC "Just your Holiday Type" cardstock stickers. Now, I am not usually one for stickers, but these are cute!!! They are totally "made" for an ABC book!! :)
This album will be totally hand made. The pages are 12" x 6" and I will make the covers from cardboard...got loads of that in the garage!!! Binding with book rings. It has little pieces that lift up, smaller pages inserted here and there...total coolness. I will probably sell this one, too. Any takers??

Sunday, November 25, 2007


Yummo! Thanksgiving was very delicious. As always we head on "up the road" to Ocala(a mere 1-1/2 hour drive) where my parents live. Mom always cooks the turkey and most of the other goodies. We(my 5 brothers and sisters...minus one) bring the rest of the meal and pies. I always make my "famous" pumpkin bread, but mom and dad never put it out. They always hide it so they can have it with coffee during the rest of the week. I don't blame them. It is the best pumpkin bread in the world!!! I got it from a magazine around 1982 or so. It has loads of spices, a whole orange including the rind and walnuts and raisins. If I get a chance, I will post it.




Oh yeah, those little pilgrim squirrels are salt and papper shakers and sit on the Thanksgiving table every year. They are totally a tradition!!! :D

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Off to a working weekend!

Well, I am just about to leave for a weekend of working at the Orlando Memories Expo. Since it's only a hop, skip, and a jump from where I live, I don't need to fly to my destination. I have travelled with Advantus, Corp. for the last two years working the Scrapbook shows around the country. We have such a blast, but it is SUPER hard work!! Lots of lifting and setting up gridwall, etc., etc. Anyway, we have fun. Tomorrow we will be setting up literally all day at the Convention Center and then the show is Friday and Saturday.

And don't forget to sign up for my fall class at www.mycreativeclassroom.com/shirleypando. I am teaching a scrapbook calendar class....and...didn't I tell you? I love to give out free gifts. Who knows when I will surprize someone and send out something special??? Run, don't walk to go sign up!!!

Friday, November 9, 2007

Creative Update


So here's the updated Holidays Album cover that I told you I'd add...The glittered snowflakes are added on this picture. But now that I look at it again, I think I will be adding some clear bling to the masked snowflake centers!! Never satisfied, huh? Or is it an artists prerogative to change her mind?

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Want to win a free prize?

Well, as I have already posted, registration is open for My Creative Classroom. There is a contest going on right now and the winners(...yes that is plural!!) will win free seats in several of the online classes!
  • First you have to sign up for the free newsletter. Click here to sign up.
  • Once you receive the newsletter, check out the rules and prizes.
  • Basically, you will be looking for the hidden pictures in the FREE CLASS areas in each of the teachers' classrooms. These pictures will be obvious once you are there.

You will need to log into each teacher's classroom to find the pictures. You can keep the same log-in name and password for each classroom. Once you log in, then you are able to access the FREE CLASS areas of each classroom. AND each teacher is posting at least one free downloadable mini-class...I have one free mini-class posted there already, but will be adding at least two more.

So...what are you waiting for? Sign up for the free newsletter, get going on that contest. Remember, there will be many winners!!! And grab some free mini classes, too...HECK, while you are there, check out some of these awesome teachers and their classes...You will be amazed at the talented group of teachers there...Oh yeah...I am there, too...Sign up for my Scrapbook Calendar Class. We're gonna have a blast!!!

And I give out free prizes now and then to my students!!! :D

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Another crafting weekend!!









I just got a job with http://www.dollarscrapbooking.net/ to create some samples for their scrapbook show booth. Only thing is that it needs to get out to Sacramento by Wednesday!!! Yikes! I am a scrapping fool this weekend! Did a cute wall hanging(that I am not showing you!!!!) and these other projects so far. The two-page spread is of my neice...who is now about 21 years old now. And I had so much fun making that little mini book. Man, I will have to make more of those...so simle and cool. I love making stuff from scratch. OK, back to work.....:D