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A Spooktacular TGIF

This weekend, it’s time for some SPOOKTACULAR savings on all Halloween sets!  Yep, 25% off these seasonal beauties:

Too Cute to Spook by Kirsten DuBosque SOLD OUT

Trick or Treat with WTG by Barbara Anders

Who’s That Ghost Flopsey by Cindy Haffner

Party Girl by Jessie Rone SOLD OUT!

Totally Witchin’ by Barbara Anders

Ghoulish Label set by Christina Fischer

And I just {heart} this card by CIndy Haffner that combines 4 sets!

Since these are so seasonal, as they sell out they won’t be reordered until close the Halloween next year, and a couple *might* even be retiring.  Sorry, I know I’m a tease!

This weekend, hubby and I are going away, ALONE, to celebrate our anniversary!  9 years!  We are leaving the kids and pets in very safe hands, and enjoying 3 whole nights away from home.  I can barely stand it!  On the way home, we re stopping by the place we were married, Sept 30th, 2000.  It is a beautiful botanical garden, featuring the most amazing carillon tower.

Happy anniversary Handsome!

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The Hair-Do-Er

Emma had her very first hair cut at the hair-do-er yesterday, so, of course, proud momma HAD to show pics, right?

Here she is with her “stylist” going over options

Here is the first *professional* snip! (Unlike the ones from mom and sissy all these years!)

Here is her “after” pic

Here is a shot from the back, after the hair-do-er worked some curling iron magic!

Here is the secret snippet of hair Papa hid in his wallet…

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An UNBELIEVABLE What's Up Wednesday

Ready to save a TON on your favorite stamps?

MFT is running a ONE DAY special, today only.

Save 30% on clear stamp sets!

To take advantage of this deal, simply fill your cart and enter the code BLOWOUT at checkout.

An AMAZING savings that has never been offered before!

All Brand Spankin’ New Releases are excluded from the 30% reduction.

This special EXCLUDES the following stamp sets:

Party Girl

Coffee? Tea?

Ghoulish Label Set

Grow Love

I {Heart} Books

Too Cute to Spook

Trick or Treat with Who’s That Girl?

Bubble Bunny

This is for ONE DAY only, Wednesday, Sept 23, 2009.

Here’s some Spooktacular Work from the MFT DT to get the creative juices flowing!

Who’s That Ghost Flopsey by Barbara Anders

Totally Witchin’ by Jessica Rone

Who’s That Ghost Flopsey, Totally Witchin‘ and Ghoulish Label set by Cindy Haffner

Ghoulish Label set by Kirsten DuBosque (Emma’s future MIL)

This week, we’ve got a dancing triple header!  We went for a lesson on Monday night, have one tonight and also have a group lesson and party on Thursday.

We are “interviewing” another dance studio and thinking about making a change which would put us closer to home, and also save us some money.  You WOULD NOT believe the cost of dancing lessons!  SERIOUSLY.  The get you in with a cheap *introductory* package, and then almost kill you from sticker shock once you’re hooked.  Criminy.  We both looked at each other, and decided the only way we were going to afford dancing was either not eating or selling organs we weren’t using.  The smaller, privately owned studio that is close to us (and by close I mean 25 minutes instead of an hour) is about 50% less than the chain we’ve been going to.  So, it is really worth considering.  We aren’t looking to compete, or anything really fancy, we just want something fun to do, and to do it capably, ykwim??

Wish me luck, and cross your fingers we make the right decision!

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An UNBELIEVABLE What’s Up Wednesday

Ready to save a TON on your favorite stamps?

MFT is running a ONE DAY special, today only.

Save 30% on clear stamp sets!

To take advantage of this deal, simply fill your cart and enter the code BLOWOUT at checkout.

An AMAZING savings that has never been offered before!

All Brand Spankin’ New Releases are excluded from the 30% reduction.

This special EXCLUDES the following stamp sets:

Party Girl

Coffee? Tea?

Ghoulish Label Set

Grow Love

I {Heart} Books

Too Cute to Spook

Trick or Treat with Who’s That Girl?

Bubble Bunny

This is for ONE DAY only, Wednesday, Sept 23, 2009.

Here’s some Spooktacular Work from the MFT DT to get the creative juices flowing!

Who’s That Ghost Flopsey by Barbara Anders

Totally Witchin’ by Jessica Rone

Who’s That Ghost Flopsey, Totally Witchin‘ and Ghoulish Label set by Cindy Haffner

Ghoulish Label set by Kirsten DuBosque (Emma’s future MIL)

This week, we’ve got a dancing triple header!  We went for a lesson on Monday night, have one tonight and also have a group lesson and party on Thursday.

We are “interviewing” another dance studio and thinking about making a change which would put us closer to home, and also save us some money.  You WOULD NOT believe the cost of dancing lessons!  SERIOUSLY.  The get you in with a cheap *introductory* package, and then almost kill you from sticker shock once you’re hooked.  Criminy.  We both looked at each other, and decided the only way we were going to afford dancing was either not eating or selling organs we weren’t using.  The smaller, privately owned studio that is close to us (and by close I mean 25 minutes instead of an hour) is about 50% less than the chain we’ve been going to.  So, it is really worth considering.  We aren’t looking to compete, or anything really fancy, we just want something fun to do, and to do it capably, ykwim??

Wish me luck, and cross your fingers we make the right decision!

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In case you missed it…

I’m going to post some of the AMAZING creations from the MFT Customer Blog Hop. On the 29th of each month, Joanne invites a few stampers to hop along to Celebrate MFT Day.

But FIRST…there are some things I’d like to share with all of you. There are some changes (and lots of fun) coming to MFT starting on October 7th.  I’ll share a few words (that could be thought of as hints, but I’m NOT spilling the beans.  I’ve been warned and scolded)

Simplify

Prioritize

Joy

I also wanted to share with you something fun on a personal note.  My Hubby and I are taking dancing lessons!  We started a few weeks ago, (him a little hesitantly…) and both have discovered we LOVE it!  It’s something that is just for the two of us, no kids and no work, just Kim and Martin.  As a side benefit, it’s an opportunity for me to follow his lead.  Martin is the quieter of the two of us, and it is a really wonderful thing to watch him become more confident in his ability to lead me, and for once, for me to follow!

The first time we’d learned enough steps to sequence a partial dance (Rumba, with a dip!) it was pure magic!  I can’t describe it, but I literally started crying!

I thought I’d show you a pic of my fancy dancing shoes, I {heart{ them like nobody’s business!  And it’s kind of special that I can only wear them on the dance floor, the shoes become part of the experience of us doing something wonderful and special.

And wthout further delay, feast your eyes on the Customer Hop paper eye candy!

Joanne Basile featuring Grow Love

Karen Motz featuring Flopsey’s Flowers

Dawn Easton featuring Here’s the Scoop…

Melody Rupple featuring Too Cute to Spook

Jennifer Ellefson featuring Too Cute to Spook

Camster featuring Grow Love

If you feel so moved, and I definitely think you should, hop on by their blogs and give them a big THANKS for their amazing work!

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Celebrate MFT Day Customer Blog Hop

Hi all!  Today marks Celebrate MFT Day!  Start at Joanne’s BLOG and get hoppin!    www.stampedbyhand.blogspot.com

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Back in stock!

Flopsey Chocolate Bunny

Peppermint Cats

Birthday Flopsey

Think Pink

Grow Love

Flopsey’s Flowers

Don’t Forget there’s some fun BLOG CANDY this weekend and it’s TGIF!  I am off to grab breakfast with the family before B starts her incredibly long 2 1/2 hour shift at our local skating rink!  Then maybe some bowling later….fun times!  I hope your weekend is fabulous!

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Your first MFT card…and a prize!

Since it’s TGIF, I thought it would be fun to take a look at how far we’ve all come, and to offer a little candy!

Let’s all post a link to the VERY FIRST MFT card we ever made!  Here’s mine…made with Hare for the Holidays, as I was testing sizes out for the production in Dec of 2006.  CRAZY, huh?

I will choose one winner on Tuesday to receive:

*A Hare for the Holidays stamp set AND

*A August Gifty Girl Kit!

How fun!  I can’t wait to see what you post!

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TGIF!

TGIF Logo

Welcome to TGIF! Each Friday, and ALL weekend long, MFT will be offering something special to all of YOU! Celebrate the weekend with MFT!
This weekend you’ve got two ways to save!

Buy any 2 full sized sets ($15.95 or higher) and receive a FREE MINI set of your choice! Add all 3 sets to your cart (cart total should equal $40.90 or higher) and enter code GETAMINI at checkout to deduct $9 from your order total.

Buy any 3 full sized sets ($15.95 or higher) and receive a FREE $15.95 set of your choice! Add all 4 sets to your cart (cart total should equal $63.80 or higher) and enter code GETAFULLSIZED at checkout to deduct $15.95 from your order total.

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What's Up? Wednesday

What? There’s no mid-month release?

Nope! We’ve decided to go back to our once-a-month release goodness, which means there’s something extra-special for today (and tomorrow) instead!

Enjoy our Perfect Packaging Pep Rally! Spend $25 on any CONTAINERS (Perfect Packaging jars, tins, etc) in the Perfect Packaging category and receive the mini label set of your choice for FREE (from the Perfect Packaging category ONLY). To take advantage of this special offer, you must add $25 in Perfect Packaging to your cart, plus the mini label set of your choice. At checkout, use the code PEPRALLY to save $9 (the cost of the mini label set). This offer is good 9/16 and 9/17 ONLY.

This week, save 10% on all buttons! This special offer is valid from 9/16-9/22 only.

Check out our button collections:

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