Monday, October 17, 2016

Tired Today

Hi peeps!  I am bushed....we had a busy weekend and I just didn't get any stamping done!  I did want to share a couple of cards that I received recently that I thought were pretty special!  This one is from my upline, Pennie, a beauty of a card featuring copper embossing and accents:


The next one is from my sweet friend Sandy; this Halloween creation is just so fun, plus it had some stickers in it for Cassidy:


and finally, much to my amazement, THIS card is from the PRESIDENT of Stampin' Up!, Rich Jutkins:


I hit a milestone in sales and he wrote a personal note on the inside, congratulating me!  I must say that I was quite touched and honored!  I don't know if he made the card; he could have, I have seen him stamp at convention, but one way or the other, it made my day!

I don't have any Cassidy pictures, although I should have some tomorrow, but I thought I'd share a couple photos of what was outside on my porch yesterday afternoon:


I have been waiting to see a preying mantis for a few days now; every year around this time, I usually find one on my holly bush, but I haven't had any success so far.  Here, this little guy (or gal!) just popped by to say hi, right on my porch railing!  Just check out these eyes:


I wonder what he's thinking as I stick my camera in his face, LOL!   Enjoy your day and be blessed!


14 comments:

  1. Congratulatiions are due? Congratulations!

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  2. WOW, what a great photo of your praying mantis! We have walking sticks around here, and you've inspired me to get a clseup next time I see one.

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  3. Congrats on your SU milestone! Thanks for sharing the awesome pictures of the praying mantis-I have never seen one in real.

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  4. I think the praying mantis is such an awesome insect. I think God really knew what He was doing when He created them, lightening bugs, walking sticks...but I do question Him about ants, spiders and roaches :-) I love the tree card. I think I will case that one. So simple, yet elegant with that copper! Have a great week and TFS.

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  5. Oh my gosh your picture of the praying mantis creeps me out a little. I was out my back door the other day and one landed on my head! I freaked and in trying to brush it off it came in the house. It was huge! Not a good day!

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  6. You are SO lucky to have visitors like this, LeAnne! I can't wait to show this guy to Tom! Awesome cards, and what an honor to receive a card from Mr. President - wow, must have been a big milestone!
    =]

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  7. Congratulations- it must have been quite a milestone! Your upline's card is lovely- I've got to get some of the copper goodies. And I love praying mantises. They are fantastic looking.

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  8. OMG! Great cards and wicked cool pic of the mantis! never seen one so close up before and from someone real! Thank you so much for sharing!

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  9. Loved every single card you shared today, LeAnne! And a huge congrats on your milestone with Stampin Up! Great pictures of the praying mantis on your porch!! Love the upclose & personal one! hehe! I usually see them around too but so far I have not. They are an interesting creature for sure! TFS and have a wonderful day! :)

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  10. WAY to Go! LeAnne! Congratulations. LOVE those milestones!!! :) Thanks for sharing the cards today. Get some rest dear one.

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  11. Congrats on your milestone in sales, you rock!! All of the cards you received are wonderful. Didn't God create some amazing creatures for us to marvel at!!

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  12. What a shot!! So glad you finally got to see one this season. ;-) And, congrats on your sales milestone. I had one earlier in the year!

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  13. Way to go girl! How exiting to get a card from Rich! And on a different note......love those insect pix!

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  14. LeAnne...... what an amazing photo of your Mantis. Great shot my friend and I am so glad that you welcome him and not squish him - that look on his face shows that he knows, it, too!
    Hugs
    Jaydee

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