Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Baby Max Has Arrived!!!!!

Hello and happy day to you!  It's a VERY happy day for me, because I get to share some of the first pictures of our sweet baby Max who was born yesterday.  It's been a CRAZY few days, and Mr. Max took his sweet time getting here, but he finally arrived by C-Section on Monday, November 29, 2010 (his actual due date) at 11:14 a.m..  Maxwell Owen Souther weighed in at 7 lbs. 9 oz., and was 21 inches long.  I realize that we are completely biased, but we think he's the cutest thing we've ever seen.  Momma Cassidy and baby Max are both doing well, and Daddy Tyler is as proud as can be.   Can you blame him?

 Tyler and Max right after he was born.
 The first time meeting mom.  She's completely smitten, BTW.
 More than ready for his first feeding, because the nurse couldn't make a move with her finger in his mouth.

Thanks for indulging this first time grandma!  Allen and I are so happy and proud of the new addition to our family, and we can't wait to get them home!!  We feel so very blessed, and want to wish you a beautiful day filled with wonderful blessings for you, too!!

Love ya,

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Ho, Ho, Ho...

Good morning!  Well, it's Black Friday, and I'm out braving the cold and crowds most likely for more excitement than  deals, but we'll see.  While I'm gone, I've got a little Christmas eye candy for you.  I made this cute little card with my new Cottage Impressions Dog with Santa Hat Stamp.  He was stamped and colored with Copic markers, and I used some liquid applique for his hat.  The designer paper comes from K&Co., and embellishments were kept simple with grosgrain ribbon and rhinestones.  

There's a big Black Friday sale going on at The Scrapping Cottage, with some exclusive Cottage Cutz dies and Cottage Impressions stamps, along with a flat rate shipping deal.  Head on over there and check it out!  Shop right from the comfort of your own home for these awesome deals!!!  Have a blessed weekend!!

Love ya,

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Never Fear When Angles Are Near... PKS Challenge #41

Good morning!  That such a nice title for this blog post, don't ya think?  Never fear when angels are near.  V  Peachy Keen Stamps just had a release and blog hop a couple of weeks ago, and this cute Pk-331 Our 2 Angles In Heaven stamp set was one of the releases.  This is a very special stamp set to us, as this set was lovingly created by Kathy and Dave Jakopovich in memory of Michael and Annmarie Buttafuoco.  Two beautiful children who lost their young lives in a horrific traffic accident.  Michael and Annmarie are the children of our fellow DT member Lisa Buttafuoco.  $15.00 from every one of these stamp sets sold is being set aside to be donated to Make A Wish Foundation.  This began when this set was released, and the final tally will be donated on Christmas Day, 2010.  Please consider adding this very special stamp set to your collection, knowing that by doing so, you are helping to make the dreams of a child come true, in memory of Lisa's beloved children, Michael and Annmarie.  You can find all the information on the Peachy Keen Stamps website, or by visiting Lisa's Blog  www.our2anglesinheaven.blogspot.com. Please note:  There are no global discounts available on this particular stamp set, due to the profits being donated to charity. 

So, today, our challenge at PKS is to create a card/project that centers around encouragement.  I know that I promised a video for this challenge, and believe me, when I tell you that I DID do one, however, my Flip camera was acting up, and wouldn't hold a charge, and in the process of trying to replace batteries, apparently, my footage didn't get saved, and with the battery change, came an empty camera.  I've told you before that I'm technically challenged, and I'm NOT wrong!!  I think my rechargeable battery pack is no good, and it's only a few months old.  I will do another video for this challenge, and I'll add it to this post  as soon as I have it finished.
I stamped these sweet little angels in Memento tuxedo black ink, and colored them with my Copic markers, trying to keep a monochromatic color scheme going with the boy in blue and the girl in pink.  Their wings were colored, then covered with 2-Way Glue Pen and sprinkled with dazzling diamonds glitter.  The designer paper is from Basic Grey's Two Scoops line, and the pearl embellishments are from Zva Creative.  The card stock and ribbon are both from Stampin'  Up!.  Now for the glittery panel, I wanted to point out that I made my own glitter card stock, by stamping the panel all over with Versamark ink, and sprinkling it with heat and stick powder.  I took my heat embossing gun and heated the powder until it melted and became sticky, then covered the entire thing with dazzling diamonds and heat set once again.  It makes beautiful background  with sparkles that stay in place.
Head over to the Peachy Keen Challenge Blog to see what our talented design team has created for you, and be sure to visit our Guest Designer, Mandy Ferg who has some amazing creations to share with you as well.  I also want to note that with Thanksgiving comes the annual 4-Day Thanksgiving Holiday Sale at Peachy Keen Stamps.  Hop on over to their website and find all the details.  One more thing to be thankful for!  A sale on stamps!!!  Wooohooooo!!!

Thanks for stopping by today!  I'm off to work on that video!!!!  Have a blessed day, and happy stamping!

Love ya,

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Last of Fall

Good morning!  How's this beautiful day treatin' ya?  I hope very well, and that you're enjoying a wonderful Sunday doing something that you love.  For me, besides family, what I love is of course cards, stamping, coloring, and anything paper crafty, so today I bring you my final card of Fall 2010.  My favorite time of year, and it will soon be gone, but with the change of seasons, brings new inspiration for all things crafty, so after this project, I'm ready to get on with all the crafty goodness of winter!!  Christmas, snowmen in January, and Valentine's Day, here I come!!!  ;)
 This card was made with some of the new Cottage Impressions rubber stamps, and the Mini Pumpkin die from The Scrapping Cottage.  I stamped the crows on Neenah solar white card stock, and colored them with my Copic markers.  The pumpkins were cut with colored card stock this times but I did use my Copics to shade them.  Highlights and dots were done with my white Gelly Roll pen.  The leaves were punched from scrap card stock with a Martha Stewart oak leaf punch.  I chose some designer paper from Stampin' Up!, and used chocolate colored pearls, and grosgrain ribbon for embellishments.  I finished this off with some faux stitching, and doodling around the edges of the panels. 

I hope you like it, and that you've found plenty of Fall inspiration here this season.  Please stay tuned, because I plan to have lots of crafty fun with Winter, too.  Tuesday is challenge day over at Peachy Keen Stamps, and I'm hoping to have a Copic video to share.  Thanks for stopping by today, and have a blessed day!!  Happy Stamping!
Love ya,

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Bite Me Ginger

Good morning!!  I have another card from my weekend demos to share today that was made with one of my favorite new releases from Peachy Keen Stamps.  The Bite Me Ginger stamp set is just perfect for when you need to send those "Sorry I bit your head off", and "Bite Me" cards.  This just cracks me up, and I love, love, love this stamp set.
Ginger was stamped with Memento tuxedo black ink, and colored with Copics.  The card stock is from Stampin' Up!, and the patterned paper is from Cosmo Cricket.  I used some scraps of ribbon and lace for embellishment at the top of the card, and mini rhinestones flank the banner for a little bling.  Just gotta find some room on every card for a little bling!  :-)

Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you have a wonderful day and happy stamping!!

Love ya,

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

We have a winner!!!!!!!!

Hello and happy day to you!!!!!  I have some cards to share with you for the next couple of days from my weekend of demoing at a local scrapbook store, but first, I need to announce the winner of the Lorie and Al stamp set prize from the PKS winter release blog hop.  Thank you all so very much for all of your wonderful comments, and for following my blog.  Your encouragement and support means so very much!!!  So without further delay, our winner who was chosen by RANDOM.ORG is commenter number 274...

Bonnie C.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Woohooooo!!! Congrats, Bonnie!
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  I have already made email contact with Bonnie, and her stamps will be winging their way home very soon!
So now, on to my card.  I made  this card while doing demonstrations on Saturday at a couple of local craft stores.  I was at one store in the morning, and the second store in the afternoon.  Crowds were light, but I had lots of fun coloring and answering questions about Copic markers and Peachy Keen Stamps.  
I used PK-327 Winter Peekers and Prases for the snowman, and the sentiment comes from PK-329 Chill Baby stamp set.  I colored this with my Copic markers, and the DP comes from Cosmo Cricket.  Embellishments are the felt snowflakes from Stampin' Up!, a red button, red gingham ribbon, and the red rhinestones.  
 I hope you're enjoying a beautiful day and that some happy stamping is included as a part of it!  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Love ya,

Friday, November 12, 2010

Let's Par-Tay!!!!

Hello and welcome to the Peachy Keen Stamps Winter Release Blog Hop!!!!!   Are you ready to party?  I sure hope so, because we've got some things to show you that are surely worth partying about!!   There are 15 stops along the way, and some amazing works of art for your creative inspiration.  So, if you arrived here from the amazing and talented Kim's blog, then you are hopping right along in perfect order.  If you just happend upon this hop, then you're going to want to go back to the beginning to the Peachy Keen Stamps Blog and start there.  There are prizes up for grabs at every stop, so if I did my math right, that means there's 15 chances to win a free stamp set!!!  Woohoooooo, lets H-O-P!!!!  For my first project, I have this adorable little jar that's ready to be filled with a homemade gingerbread cookie mix, perfect for gift giving.  Below, I included an 8x8 recipe page with the recipe for the mix, as well as the recipe for the actual gingerbread cookies.  YUMMY!!!
 Now, can we talk a little bit about this stamp set that I'm showcasing tonight?  Here we have the newly released PK-416 Lorie and Al Gingerbread stamp set!!  Well, as you can imagine, this set is very near and dear to my heart!  Never in a million years did I think that I'd ever have a stamp set named after me and my SUH-WEETIE Al, but lo and behold, here it is!!!!!!  After 7 years in the restaurant business, Allen and I have shared a beater or two.  We did a LOT of catering, and I made all the desserts.  Pies, cakes, homemade bread, rolls, you name it, and we made it.  There couldn't be a more perfect stamp set that would bring back the special memories of those 7 years working together, and feeding the masses.  Our hearts are truly touched by this, and we can never express enough thanks to Kathy and the whole Peachy Keen Family for such an honor!!!  WE LOVE YOU ALL SOOOOOO MUCH, and we both LOVE this stamp set!!!!!
 Here is the 8x8 recipe page I made to go with the jar.  All of the patterned paper is from a Martha Stewart Christmas collection.  I used some of the new Americana Dimensional Paint Writers that can be found in the Peachy Keen Stamps store in a variety of colors for the icing on all the Al, and both Lorie's.  There is glitter sprinkled on top of the gingerbread girl on the jar, but it doesn't show up at all in the photo.  Cloudy, and rainy today, equals not so great in the picture taking department, but you get the idea.  I used some Martha Stewart baker's twine to tie the little potholders together and arrange them on the recipe page.  Of course everything was stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with my Copics.  

I will be giving away one of these stamp sets to one lucky commenter on this post.  I'll pick a winner first thing Monday morning, and there are only two things you need to do to have a chance to win.  First, be or become one of my followers, and second, leave a comment.  That's it!!  Now, you're ready to hit the next stop on this hop, which is the sweet and oh, so talented Heidi's blog.  Just click the button below, and it will take you right to her.  Should you happen to get lost along the way, here's a complete list of stops. 

PeachyKeen Blog - http://www.peachykeenstamps.blogspot.com
Kathy - http://www.peachykeenstamps-kathy.blogspot.com/
Viv - http://craftinghaven.blogspot.com/
Kim - http://www.paperpunchaddiction.com/
Lorie - http://www.thethinkinspot.blogspot.com/
Heidi - http://gotscraps.blogspot.com/
Janice - http://stampingwithjanice.blogspot.com/
Joanna - http://scrap-making.blogspot.com/
Nikki - http://scrappinnavywife.blogspot.com/
Erin - http://www.erinleecreative.com/
Emma - http://www.creativetimeforme.com/
Ruthie - http://septemberninth.blogspot.com/
Samantha - http://samanthacasey.blogspot.com/
Lisa - http://our2angelsinheaven.blogspot.com/
Angelica - http://www.handmadebyangelica.com/

Thank you so very much for hopping along with us.  I wish you a blessed weekend, and lots of happy stamping!

Love ya,

Country Turkey

Good morning!  Welcome to The ThINKin' Spot today!  It's a cold, rainy day here, but I get all warm and fuzzy inside just thinking about the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, so I'm sharing with you this Happy Thanksgiving card I made with some of the newly released Cottage Impressions stamps from The Scrapping Cottage.  Joanne has taken some of the most popular dies and had them made in to  deeply etched rubber stamps, which couldn't make me happier!  I do so love my stamps.  Well, for those of you who know me, I love to color, so if it's a stamp I can color, I'm in absolute heaven!!
 Mr. Country Turkey is struttin' his stuff after being colored with my Copics.  I played along with the Friday Sketchers challenge and followed their sketch for this card. The sentiment and all card stock and designer paper are from Stampin' Up!  I did add a little bit of bling with the rhinestones, and some gold metallic paint on his buckles.  

Thanks so much for stopping by, and don't forget to come back tonight for the Peachy Keen Stamps Release Party Blog Hop!  We've got some awesome new stamps to share with you, and they'll be available for purchase tonight, so don't miss it!!!!  See ya later!

Love ya,

Thursday, November 11, 2010


Hello and good day to you!  Have you checked out the new stamps at Market Street Stamps yet?  If you haven't then you've just got to!!!  My cards today are made with one of the newly released sets called BFFs.  This set, wihch is the first of the bilingual series is a food themed set which includes sentiments in both English and Spanish.  

My first card is made with the beans and rice image.  I stamped with Memento tuxedo black ink and colored with my Copic markers.   I added some baker's twine to the flowered panel, and used Robin's Nest Dew Drops for the corners. 
 The second card showcases the cute little tamale couple, and was also colored with Copic markers.  Some red grosgrain ribbon and three more little dew drops are all that I used for embellishment on this colorful card.  The patterned paper for both cards is from Cosmo Cricket's Garden Variety collection, and all card stock is from Stampin' Up!
Market Street Stamps is owned by Angelica and Jorge Suarez, and you will recognize the high quality peach colored photo polymer that their stamps are made of to be the same superior product that we've come to know and love in our Peachy Keen Stamps.   The fresh, fun and fabulous designs that Angelica is bringing to our stamping world offers us wonderful opportunities for creative expression in all of our cards and projects.  

I want to thank you so very much for stopping by today.   I wish you a blessed day and lots of happy stamping!

Love ya,

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Sneaky Peeky!!!!!

Hello my stamping friends!  It's getting close to time for another exciting stamp release at Peachy Keen Stamps, and you know what that means?  It's sneak peek time!!!!  Here is a sneak peek of a little somethin', somethin', I'm working on.
 This is one very special stamp set to me, and I can't wait for you to see the whole thing!!!!   'Nuff said! ;)  Thanks for stopping by for the first day of sneak peeks, but please be sure to check out the Peachy Keen Stamps Blog for more amazing sneak peeks from all of our designers over the course of the next two days.  Then, on Friday, we're all coming together for one big, happy, Peachy Keen Blog Hop!!  You're definitely going to want to be there, because this winter release is going to blow you away!!!!!!!


Sweet 'N Sassy Third Birthday Blog Hop

Thanks for hopping along with the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Birthday Blog Hop today!   If you arrived here from the sweet, and amazingly talented Janette's blog, then you are hopping along in perfect order, but please note that  if you didn't start at the beginning, you'll want to hop back to the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Blog and pick up this birthday hop from there.  We have over 30 amazingly talented ladies participating in today's hop plus a prize at every stop so you really don't want to miss a single blog!"
It's hard to believe that 3 years ago today Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps "opened for business" with just 4 clear stamp sets being sold on a simple blog.  Since then SNSS has grown to over 100 clear stamp sets and hundreds of digital stamps!  God has been so good to us! 

Our images, sentiments and scripture stamps are sweet 'n sassy and everything in between.  We're sure you'll find something you love.  We hope you enjoy hopping along to see all the fun things we've created for your viewing pleasure.  May you be inspired to create something truly amazing......something from your heart!

The card I'm sharing today for the big birthday celebration was made with the A Cocoa Kind of Birthday stamp set.  Little Cocoa has become a favorite in many of our hearts, and this stamp was so fitting for this special occasion.  Do YOU like this stamp?  Well, if you do, please be sure to leave me a comment for your chance to win this Birthday Cake Cocoa digital stamp.  Just leave that comment, and one lucky winner will receive this image FREE!!  I'll let Random.org choose a winner from all the comments, and I'll announce that winner on Thursday morning here on my blog.  It's always helpful if you leave me your contact information, so that I can easily track you down when you win!  :) 

This is one HUGE blog hop, and there's a chance to win something wonderful at every stop along the way.  Should you happen to get lost, below is a complete list of participants with links to their blogs.  Congratulations to Korin and Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps for three years of happy stamping!  I wish you a beautiful day, and of course, happy stamping, too! 
Love ya,

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Kit Cat Sunday

Good evening!  I sure hope you've enjoyed a blessed SONday!  Mine has been great, and very quiet.  Today, my grandparents are celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary!  Isn't that unbelievable?  70 years living, loving, and working together.  We've enjoyed a nice day, and just finished a delicious dinner.  Now they're tuned in to one of their favorite TV programs, so I took a moment to make my post for the Kit Cat Sunday Challenge.  I apologize for not getting this up sooner.  My DS had use of my computer for a good portion of the day, moving programs from my computer to his, so I'm just now getting a chance to make my post.

The lovely Susan was our hostess this month, and she chose a whimsical theme, using this wonderful Summer Fairy digi, which I hopped over to The Greeting Farm to purchase.  Susan presented us with a little twist for this challenge, and included this 2011 day planner, which I chose to alter with all the amazing paper and embellishements she sent in the kit.  I covered the planner with this gorgeous K&Co. Que Sera Sera paper, and I used these wonderful silk and organza flowers, as well as the beautiful satin and organza ribbon, pearls, every one of the fore mentioned pretties was colored with a RV69 Copic marker to match the designer paper.  I used the silver cord that Susan included for the binding part of the book, and I tied that pretty crystal dangle, on the top, and I used the acrylic tag as a bookmark for my planner.  The HOPE charm was one of many that Susan sent for me to play with. 
I LOVE to color large images, and below is a 4x6 version of the same pretty Summer Fairy that I colored, and my intention was to make a card with this one.  I will certainly have the opportunity to do that, because with all the wonderful goodies that Susan sent in this kit, I can make several more cards.  Both images were colored with Copic markers. 

 Please be sure to visit Kelly, Jeanette, Michelle, and Susan to see what they've done with their wonderful Kit Cat Challenge goodies.  I know you will love what you see when you get there!!  Have a blessed evening, and I wish you lots of happy stamping!

Love ya,

Friday, November 5, 2010

Are You Nuts?

Hello and good day to you!  That's one heck of a question to start out with today, isn't it?  Are you nuts?  Well, I'd have to give an enthusiastic YES as an answer to that question.  I AM indeed nuts about my craft!!!  LOL!!  My card for today was made using a combination of my Cottage Cutz dies and my Peachy Keen Stamps.  I love to mix and match what I can, and when I decided I needed a leafless tree for the background to this scene, I knew just exactly where to find it, and that was in my Haunted Pumpkin House Accessory stamp set from Peachy Keen Stamps.  Worked pretty well, huh?  At least I thought so.  The Nutty Squirrel and Basket are both dies from The Scrapping Cottage.  I cut them out with white card stock, assembled the pieces, then colored them with my Copic Markers.  Ooooh, can I tell you about the product I use to glue the pieces together?  I've got the handiest little glue pen ever!!  It's called a Quickie Glue Pen, and it's made by Sakura.  You can find them in the Peachy Keen Stamps store, and they're handier than a button on a shirt!  You can glue something with pinpoint precision with this little baby!  It's awesome, and one of my new favorite products!!!  LOVE IT!!
How can you NOT love the expression on this goofy little guy's face, and I know that we all have had occasion to send a card with this particular sentiment, which was generated on the computer.  The card stock is all from Stampin' Up!, and I used my Martha Stewart grass punch for the bottom border.   There's lots of layers and dimension on this card with the torn hills, and the squirrel, basket and acorns popped up in varying heights with pop dots. 

I want to thank you for stopping by and spending a little time here today.  I wish you a beautiful and blessed weekend, and of course, happy stamping!

Love ya!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Peachy Keen Challenge #40

Hello my stamping friends!  I  have a sketch challenge to share with you today that's from the Peachy Keen Challenge #40.   Our Angelica always comes up with the most amazing sketches, and this one is certainly no exception.  For this card, I used the adorable PK-236 Winter Baby In Teacup image from Peachy Keen Stamps.   I colored this image with Copic markers, and added some chunky glitter for bling on the snowflake under the cup and on the baby's hat.  The DP is from Basic Grey's Eskimo Kisses collection, and the snowflakes are from K&Co..  I intended to get the sewing machine out to do the stitching around the panels, but ran out of time, so I did a little faux stitching with my white gel pen and a marker. 
Be sure to visit the Peachy Keen Challenge Blog for some amazing and inspirational samples from our wonderful design team.  Please consider entering a  card or layout into our challenge, because this time the entries will be judged, and a top five chosen, AND the overall winner will receive the Happy Turkey Day stamp set along with a Rich Cocoa Memento ink pad .  I can't wait to see what craftiness you come up with!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I hope you're enjoying a wonderful day, and that it's filled with lots of happy stamping!

Love ya,

Monday, November 1, 2010

We Have A Winner

Hello, and good day to you, my stamping friends!!  As promised, I have a winner from my Great Paper Cutter Caper post.  Thank you all so very much for your entertaining scenarios of what might have befallen my favorite Making Memories paper cutter.  Allen and I were very entertained and enjoyed all the funny and creative responses.  After much deliberation, because there were so many great choices, Allen and I both decided that there had to be a tie for first place.  Our first winner is...

Who left this cute and condensed version:
The conclusion, of course, of the Great Cutter Caper can be condensed here:
The Copic Certified Cutie (aka Lorie) considers courtesy common-place. The Chippy next to our CCC coveted the cutter and conveniently cut the chipboard with out the COURTESY of asking.
The moral of the story?
Confession is good for the soul.
I forgot to add my condolences b/c surely the cutter will be cremated now....lol

Allen liked this so much, because April called me the Copic Certified Cutie.  (I promised him I'd share that with you) LOL!!!  Certifiable is more like it, but thank you April!!!  Al also liked the "Confession is good for the soul part.  Very well done, April!!
Our next winner is...
Mary's VERY creative story, which managed to include so many of the newest PKS stamp sets is as follows...

 Did you that every October 13th a door opens to the world of Halloween creatures? The door only stays open until MIDNIGHT on October 31st. Any creature that does not pass back through the door is stuck here until next October 13th when the door reopens. Well what else you might not have known was while you were listening to Maryann’s fabulous instructions was your class was being watched. Through the window, standing in the bushes was a dark shadowy figure… As the afternoon progressed and you fell into the false sense of security the figure was biding it’s time. Then the perfect opportunity to strike as the classroom emptied the figure snuck in the side door! The culprit began to work quickly… knowing just what supplies to gather after watching all afternoon… an ATG gun, glue dots, ribbon, chipboard, and your MM cutter! The culprit completed its project and was gone before there was any opportunity of their detection.

Unfortunately… the project destroyed your beloved cutter. Now as sad as the loss of your cutter is there are several happy endings to this Caper! You were able to replace your cutter though an inconvenience and an unexpected expense and completion of the culprit’s project.

Oh who was the culprit you wonder… It was none other than Witch LISA JEAN Halloween. She has been stranded here since last October 31st. Her broom cracked after running into a low flying group of TRICK -or- TREAT GHOSTS and crashed into a tree. FRANKLY, I am sure she didn’t mean to destroy your cutter she just wanted to make a splint for her broom and get home to her HAUNTED PUMPKIN HOUSE. You see LISA JEAN missed her husband HERBY and her NIKKITY KNACK CAT so much she was willing to try anything to get home. I know that you will find some consolation in knowing that LISA JEAN is safe back surrounded by her PUMPKIN HOUSE ACESSORIES sharing an EEKER BEAKER of Witches Brew with her neighbor, FUZZY SPIDER. I know she thinks it would be PEACHY KEEN to apologize to you SWEET FOLKS and wish you WARM WITCHY WISHES but she is a little BOO-PED out right now. Well that’s my theory anyway…

I have to say that this one REALLY took some creative thought!  Mary, I have the PK 620 Halloween Pumpkins stamp set for you.  I don't have your contact information, though, so please email me at foreverstampin at gmail dot com and leave me your mailing address so that I can send you your prize.  

I can't close without giving Kathy J. an honorable mention for her side splitting rendition of events!  Once again, thank you all so much for playing along!  It was a great way to turn something negative into something fun and positive, and I'm so happy you were willing to help me do that!  Have a blessed day my friends, and of course happy stamping!
Love ya,