Creative Jumpstart 2021

Creative Jumpstart 2021
Join me for the 10th Anniversary of CJS2021

Monday, September 21


My boy celebrated his 10th birthday on Saturday with a couple of his good friends - his birthday wasn't on that day, it's actually this Thursday. Since I'm going to a Claudine Helmuth workshop this weekend we wanted him to have a party with his friends on Saturday since we can't do it this coming weekend. (I'm really looking forward to my workshop this weekend with two of my good friends - Hannah and Leslie.) It was a pretty low-key evening, Friendly's for dinner (yuck) and then a movie. I fell asleep after about 45 minutes of it, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, but they all liked it and that is all that mattered. My husband liked it too!
You can see from the picture above that my boy is looking at the one and only gift we gave him with a look of awe. Yes, I can say that I think this is the best birthday present he's ever gotten. He has said thank you to us MANY times since he opened the box - and has mentioned how happy he is to have it. I'll also say that he downloaded an App for it from the Apple Store - called Boggle. OMG, I am addicted to it. I love it. Can't stop playing it. Want one of my own. Want one. Love it. Boggle rocks!!
In other news, check out this way cool mystery contest over at Spotted Canary. If you're the first one to solve the mystery you'll win 500.00 worth of EK Success Brands products (Inkadinkado, K & Co., EK Success, Dimensions, Wilton, Martha Stewart, phew) imagine all the cool new tools, stamps and papers you could add to your collection!! Here's a little bit of info from the Spotted Canary Website:
The CAT Who Caught the Canary Mystery Contest Help us find our feathered friend! Our devoted Creative Artist Team (CAT) designers love Spotted Canary so much that they created six amazing projects featuring our beloved canary. Unfortunately, one rogue CAT designer got so carried away that she kidnapped the Spotted Canary!
How to Participate:
1. JOIN the Spotted Canary community 2. FOLLOW the CAT Who Caught the Canary Mystery Contest forum 3. FIND weekly clues, hidden somewhere on Spotted Canary 4. UNCOVER the kidnapper, the project she created and the tool she used
Good LUCK!!
I hope to see you over there!! In more crafty news, I'll be doing a couple of demos at Scrap-n-Stamp for World Cardmaking Day on October 3rd. There are quite a few other artists doing demos there that day, so if you are in the area stop by and say just may be your lucky day - looks like they are giving lots of goodies away that day.
In still more crafty news, sign up for both of my classes over at My Creative Classroom and save $10.00 on your registration fees, that's $5.00 off each class. Hope you are enjoying the fall weather in your neck of the woods.
It's been a glorious fall here so far, I guess we've gotten some makeup time for the nasty summer we had here. THANKS for visiting!!


  1. he;s such a cute kid!

    happy birthday!!!

  2. What a sweet face - he truly looks surprised and HAPPY! Have fun at the class this weekend... Can't wait for World Card Making Day demos. I had a nice time on Monday. It was a nice little break from the husband AND housework! I did a Tapestry stamp thingy this morning. What fun!


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