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Updated: 2017-02-08T22:47:05.939-06:00


all good things most come to an end.....right???


Well that's what they say anyway....who ever "they" are, right???  So we will just go with it for this post.

My time on the Pink by Design design team has come to an end.  (sniff, sniff)  Sarah and the rest of the girls on the team were great to work with. 

Here is my card:

On my card I used the "happy love day" from Pink by designs Love always set.  I love this set!!  Can't wait to use it more once Valentines day gets closer. 

Paper is by Stampin' Up, ribbon is Bazzill, the monekys are part of the Changito the Monkey line from Stampendous stamps.  

I hope everyone has a safe and happy holidays. 

See you in 2011!!!

SUPRISE!!!! Today is Kathy's SUPER SECRET SURPRISE Birthday Card HOP


  To celebrate Mrs. Peachy Keen's birthday we are having a fabulous birthday card hop!!  First let's all wish Kathy a Happy Birthday!  Lucky for me I have been fortunate to meet Kathy in person several times (we only live about 20 minutes apart) but I have to say she is as sweet as you think she is!!!  HAPPY BIRTHDAY KATHY!!!!At the bottom of this post I will list everyone in the hop, and the link to the next person in the hop.  There is a fabulously talented line up, so you will not want to miss any blogs!!Here is my birthday card for Kathy:  Peachy Keen Snow cuties used on both candles.  (love that set!!)  Dancing Candle cut file is from, her stuff goes so well with Peachy Keen Stamps Close up of their adorable faces!!  Are those not the happiest birthday candles you ever seen???  Here is the inside of the card. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog!!  Be sure to sign up as a follower if you are not already.   The next blog in the hop will be Lauren at- http://laurenscraps.blogspot.comHere is a list of all the blogs in the hop: peachykeenstamps.blogspot.comAngelica & Adrianne - - - - - - - - - - - - - B. - - http://www.scrapbookaholicbyabby.comGaby - http://www.gabycreates.comLinda- http://www.krazyquilling.comDobea - http://dobeaalberts.blogspot.comTheresa - http://www.thescrapbookingqueen.comJessica K. - http://thecreativestamperspot.blogspot.comGlorajean - http://glorascrafts.blogspot.comLiz - http://skittles-and-scrapbooks.blogspot.comJessica M.- http://www.KinderStampo.comJenny - http://www.crazyaboutcricut.blogspot.comKimmy - - http://365daysofcricut.blogspot.comSarah - http://www.pinkcricut.comMandy -  <-----You are here!  Lucky  :)  ....LOL!Lauren - http://laurenscraps.blogspot.comRaven - http://love4stamps.blogspot.comJanis - http://pausedreamenjoy.blogspot.comMomo - - http://morethanfavors.blogspot.comCorri - [...]

Holiday Cards and Gift Blog Hop


Happy Saturday everyone....are you ready to get your "hop" on???  Well of course you are!! 

When you are ready to go to the next blog in the hop either click the picture above or here is a link to Nikki's blog  And if you need to start over here is a link to the first blog in the hop

I know it is a super busy time of the year for everyone, so I will keep this short and sweet. 

Patterned paper is by Basic Grey Jovial
Background paper was made by lovable old! No but seriously, it is just SU! kraft cardstock, stamped with a cheapie damask stamp from HL using Tim Holtz distressing ink in walnut (stamped off 3x) then sprayed with iridescent gold by tattered angels.  I don't *love* gold...but it just seemed to go with this card. 
SU! ornament punch, SU! satin ribbon
$1 stamp from Micheal's....this just goes to show you don't have to buy all those expensive stamps to make nice cards.  ;)

Thanks for stopping by, and if you are not a follower already....make sure add yourself.  I do giveaways all the time, and I would hate for you to miss any :)  

Enjoy the hop!!! 

Whoo hoo I am a Peachy Keen Guest Designer!!


In case you have not had the privilege to see Peachy Keen stamps or use them, here is a link to their store....go ahead fill up your cart, you will be glad you did!!!  I absolutely adore their stamps for several reasons...the images are ADORABLE, the quality of the stamp is the best, and I happen to be lucky enough to live only 20 miles from Peachy Keen headquarters so I have had the honor of meeting most of the Peachy Keen family...and they are the SWEETEST people you will ever meet. 

The challenge this time was to make an encouraging card.  That's not too hard with all their adorable, cheery smiley stamps.  Here is my card, I hope you like it!!!

I used the faces from Snow Cuties and Funshine faces.  They are some of my favorite sets!! 
The paper is all Stampin' Up. 

I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving with their family, it's one of my favorite holidays.  

Pink by Design ---- Design Team Day :)


Ok,ok I know last time I said that Bountiful blessing was my favorite Pink by Design set to date....but this is my new fave!!!  If you have not ordered Scripte year me you will want this set!!!  So versatile!!  Click here to order this set

Papers are from Imaginisce's Enchanted line
Flower is an Imaginisce rolled posie.  

Have you tried the pearl pens by Viva decor??  Omg....they are fabulous!!!  
See the little pearls going down the ribbon, those are done with the Pearl pen.  
They can be hard to find in the US right now, I bought mine from Terri at Stamps Alive.

Be sure to check out what the other designers did this week:

And the wiiiiiiiiiinnnnnner is...............



Saundra said:

Luv Scrapping Together said...Love the card. I really like how you put together the tree.
Thanks for sharing!

Thanks to everyone that commented, I read all of them :)

Remember the stamp sale here later in the week, and for those that have been following for awhile I promised big changes .......and they are coming.....PROMISE!!!

Imagine Nation Blog Hop 2!!!


Be sure to stop back next week....after being a demo with Stampin' Up 6 loooooong years I have officially retired and I have LOTS of goodies to sell.  Several items are from the current catalog....others are hard to find stamp sets.  Everything will be priced to sell!!!!  Make sure you are a follower so you don't miss any new sales. ***********************************************Now onto the blog hop.....Here is my card. I used 2 of the patterns from the Imagine more cart to make the tree.  Used my SU! scallop edge punch, and then glued all the layers together as shown below.  The put it in the trimmer and cut a triangle...and tah dah....I had a Christmas tree :)The punch at the bottom is the MS Vintage doily edge punch (love it!), sentiment is Unity, the birdie is a button I had laying around, misc snowflake stamps and SU! whisper white ink. Now let's talk blog candy.....wanna see what you can win????That's right you can win this iRock!!  A friend recently gave me one of these, and I fell in LOVE with I thought I would pay if forward and give one away.In order to be entered in the drawing.....please leave a comment on this post AND make sure you are a follower.  Winner will be drawn Sunday night, and I will e-mail the winner.    Now on to the next blog on the hop..... click the image below and it will take you right to the next blog in the hop.  <----U ARE HERE! www.pixellaynestudio.blogspot.comTHANKS FOR STOPPING BY!!!![...]

Gobble Til You Wobble.....Pink by Design


It's Friday and you know what that means.....time for another Pink by Design - Design Team project.   This week I used the sentiment "gobble til you wobble from the Bountiful Blessings Sentiment set.

Thanks for stopping by, be sure to take a peek at the other designer's projects:

Apple of my Eye - Pink by design DT


Happy Friday everyone!

Today I have a 12x12 layout using Pink by Design Bountiful Blessings sentiment set.

 (sorry about the lop sided tape let loose on me when I took the pic.)
The fun circles on the side are a cut from designer calendar cartridge, the tree trunk was cut by hand and the tree is done with SU! scallop punch and a small cuttlebug scallop circle die.  Patterned paper is Apple Cider by Imaginsce.  Title is done with thickers. 

Pink By design - Bountiful Blessings


This is such a great stamp set, I had a hard time choosing a sentiment to use this week.  I know this set will get a lot of use!  It's one of my faves!

Products used:
Ek border punch
SU! cardstock & punches
Copic markers

Pink by design - Shop-a-holic


TGIF...As you may have read Mandy is super busy with her new job, and asked myself and a few of her other scrappy friends to take over her blog until she can get back to being crafty. Today is Pink by design - design team submission day.  Yippee!  Part of the challenge was to use this fabulous paper Sarah had 3m sent to everyone on the design team call  Post-it Craft.  The entire back side of this paper is similar to what is on the 'sticky' part a post it note.  I am loving using this in the Cricut!!! It cuts perfectly. This is going to be post that is heavy on pictures...and light on words.  I don't have the same 'way with words' that Mandy does.Here you can see the back side of  3m's new Post-it Craft paper: I am a huge fan of Cricut Design Studio.  I get all my cuts arranged on the screen, lay my papers down to match, and one run through the cricut...and I am done.  (the orange colored paper is the front side of the post-it paper)I cut this shape from Storybook cartridge at 4 inches.   Peeled up the paper off the adhesive backing.. I decided to use this cut as a mask. You can see in the picture below I put the mask on top of the red cardstock and sprayed it with black Maya Mist from Maya Road. Once it was dry I peeled up the mask leaving the beautiful design you will see on the card below. Here is the finished card.  It is a 'tall' card measuring 9"x4", and will fit in a letter size envelope.  I used the stamp "Well behaved women rarely make history" stamp from the Pink by design Shop-a-holic set.  Such a fun girlie set!!! A few more pictures that show off all the details of this card -Accessories used - Satin ribbon, tulle, bling, black & pearl glimmer mists, Swiss dots CB folder. If you have questions about anything you see here, you can e-mail Have a great weekend!![...]

A small change at the Polka Dot Spot...


As some of you know I recently started a new full time job, that is consuming 99% of what use to be my 'creative time'.

I feel I have an obligation to share fabulous projects with all of my loyal followers, and I don't want to leave you with a dried up blog that never gets updated.  Lucky for me (and you) I have SUPER crafty and talented friends that will be taking over the Polka Dot Spot for me, until things settle down after the holidays.   While I will miss you all over the next few months, I don't think you will disappointed in the fabulous projects you see here, and having a little variety might be a nice change.  

I will let the girls take over from here and introduce themselves as they post their projects over the next few months....

And the winner is.........


Tracy (Jedi ScrapMaster) said...
I just started following your blog and can't wait to see what new things you come up with!

Tracy I will send you an e-mail to get your address.   Thank you to everyone that entered.  Be watching for another giveaway very soon!!!

BLOG candy -o- rama!!!


So it's been a crazy busy week for me, I don't know how Joy and Melanie can do this blog stuff everyday.  I am exhausted!!  But to celebrate a GREAT week, I am going to give away a super prize.  All you need to do to be entered is leave a comment on this post, and make sure you are a follower.Also, my bff Liz is giving away a fabulous prize swing on over to her blog to register to win that also.  She is an amazingly talented will be in awe--promise!  Here is her blog....Skittles & Scrapbooks Ok here is what I am giving away.....5 brand new Stampin' Up ink pads, and a brand new SU! Stack & Store Caddy  (luv these!!) In the morning I am going to update this post with projects I have done this week on , just in case you missed them.  But for right now, blogger is being ridiculously slow I am heading off to bed.  It is almost 2!!Edited to add pictures of my projects from being guest designer this week @ www.everydaycricut.comFriday's project:Thursday's card for my lil sis: Wednesday's layout:Tuesday's layout:My layout from Monday is in the post below :) Thanks again for stopping by.  I have a lot of exciting things coming up, that I can't give any details about...but believe me you will want to stay tuned....[...]

Lucky, lucky me!!!


I consider myself honored to call Melanie & Joy from Everyday Cricut friends of mine, and I have been fortunate to be asked back as a guest designer on Everyday Cricut.  If you haven't stopped at their blog yet, make sure you do because they are giving away the new "Country Living" cartridge this week. 

I am going to make good use of my time as a guest designer, and do as many scrapbook pages as I can.  Because if you are anything like me, you are sooooooooooo far behind on your scrapbooks.

Here is my first layout:

  All of the paper in this layout is from the DCWV  'Guy' stack.
I recently received a pack of the 3m's new craft post it paper...this stuff is amazing in the cricut.  It cuts like butter, and the entire back side is repositionable adhesive.  So it's perfect to use it for a mask like I did in this layout.  I cut a heart from the simply sweet cartridge, and then peeled of the backing....attached it to the cardstock...spritzed the cardstock with 'leather' glimmer mist from Tattered Angels.  Then peeled the heart off, and had a perfectly masked heart shaped.

Title was cut using Simply Sweet cartridge @ 1.5"

   The pointy finger is from Graphically Speaking cartridge.

Thanks for stopping by!

Hey Cupcake!


Hey all, today is Pink by Design - team day.  Here is my card I made using Sarah's Rock On sentiment stamp set.  Here is a link, if you would like to order a set for yourself :  Pink By Design Store.

Let me apologize for my's not the best quality.  I may re-take pics when I get home from work in the natural light.  The light from my studio didn't do the card any justice.  

Products used:
Pink By Design - Rock on stamp set
Sweet treat cartridge

My minds eye – quite contrary line
Stampin’ Up ribbon & glitter
Glimmer mist and liquid appliqué

This cupcake is from the sweet treats cart, I took the top part of the cupcake covered it with liquid applique, heated with my heat gun.  Then sponged on SU! rose red ink, and sprayed with bubblegum glimmer mist.  This is waaay cuter in person.  Thanks for stopping by! 

For more great projects stop by the rest of the desgin team members blogs:

Sarah at
Paula More than favors
Theresa The Scrapbooking Queen
Ashley at Her Creative Path
Kristi at Little Paper Sprinkles

And the winner is.......


Drum roll please......

Manhattan Mandie said...Your page is GORGEOUS, Mandy!!! That zebra paper is YUMMY!!!

Mandie, I will send you and e-mail and let you know how to redeem your gift certificate. 

thank you to all that entered and for all the sweet comments. 

For those that asked, my surgery went well.  It was suppose to be out patient, but due to some complications I ended up staying in the hospital. YUCKO!  Today is the first day, that I am starting to feel like myself.  I hope each day gets better and better.  Thank you for all the well wishes and prayers.  

New Layout using Pink by Design stamps and Blog Candy....


First things first, to celebrate being part of Pink by Design - design team  I am offering up some pretty cool blog candy.  All you need to do is follow my blog and leave a comment.  What will you win, you ask....How about a fabulous gift certificate from.......  Also the other girls on the design team are having give be sure to stop on over by them too.Ashley - Her Creative Path Kristi - Little Paper SprinklesPaula - More than favorsTherea - The Scrapbooking QueenOk, now onto the layout I created using the Pink by Design {Rock On} stamp set.  If you haven't tried these photopolymer stamps yet....take it from me a 'red rubber' snob....they are amazing!If you are anything like me when I see a sentiment stamp...I think card.  Sarah did such a great job on choosing sayings for her stamps...that I had a hard time choosing...there were so many options.Here is a link to the Pink By Design Store: .  Sarah also just announced that Oh My Crafts! will be selling her stamps.  Yay!!  :) Enough chattering and enabling from me, here is my layout....Products used: Pink by Design Rock on Stamp set, Bazzill cardstock, Rock Princess Cricut cartridge, Glimmer Mist (pearl), black glittler paper (target), bling, Crystal effects, Tim Holtz tiny attacher.See the yummy glimmer mist.  Gotta love some sparkle!!  These little embellishments were made by stamping 3 images from the Rock on set and coating them with crystal effects.  The circle punch is from Stampin' Up.One of the many fantabulous sentiments in the Rock On stamp set.  Because the stamps are photopolymer I was able to curve them on my block before the sentiment a wavy look.  Then I added a music note at the end.  Attached it to the Layout with the tiny attcher and dimensionals (from SU! far the best dimensionals on the market!)Here is a close up of the title.  I cut the crown and bow from the black glitter paper and blinged it up a little :)   The zebra paper in the background from (Hobby Lobby) was crinkled and inked up with SU! lavendar lace ink. If you have any questions please let me know.  I will be away from my computer for the next couple of days while I recover from surgery, but I promise to answer your e-mails as soon as I can.[...]

Back from CHA....


Hey everyone, didja miss me...huh did ya!?!?  LOL! We have officially moved into our new home, my scraproom is not finished but I have it set up so it's functionable---which is good enough for me.  ;) Last week I had the pleasure of going to CHA (craft & hobbie association trade show) I got a sneak peek of all the new products coming out for scrapbooking and card making.  Now I had a lot of favorites, but there is one little fun tool that really stuck out to me.  I thought I would share it with you all...It's called Sew Easy, it's made by We R Memory Keepers....and I am in love.  Not run off to Vegas love, but you know what I mean, right???The initial tool will retail for $7.95 and the interchangeable thingies (yes, that is a technical term) will only be $2.50.   Sweet deal right!?!?  I though so.  So you want to see pictures, right.  Of course you do.But before I show you pictures, I just want to say I played with this cool little tool at CHA for awhile.  I know it says pierces on the packaging...but the wheels are plastic and they "dent" the paper but they do not pierce it.  They are more of just little guides. Are those stitches super cute, or what?  I know some of you are super D duper sewers and would have no need for something like this....but I am not that girl and this is just what I need. I promise to start posting projects again very soon.  Pinky promise ;)[...]

Under Construction


As you can see my blog, just like my life is under going BIG changes. 

Please stay tuned for more details....

I've gotten my *crafty* mojo back !!!!


I was so busy with Stampin' Up during Sale-a-bration that I didn't have time to get much crafting done, and on top of not having time...I lost my mojo for awhile.  But it's back....whooohooo!!We recently returned from a family cruise, and I have a few layouts that I created to share with you.  Now these are not going to wow your socks off...but with over 300 pictures to scrapbook I have to keep the layouts quick and simple. Otherwise I will never finish scrapbooking this trip!!!This first layout is when we were getting ready to set sail from New Orleans.  It had been a looong day, and we were all ready to get the show on the to speak  ;)  The patterned paper came in a kit that I bought, the title was cut on the cricut using Cuttin' Up cart and the anchor is from Life's a Beach.  Cardstock is from the Whitewash collection from Coredinations.______________________________________ See now I warned you, some of these layouts would be kind of blah and simple....But really their wasn't anything to exciting about tendering into Belize.  And to be very honest....there wasn't anything to exciting in Belize either.  Certainly not a country I will visit ever again...once was plenty!!!Patterned paper was from a kit, cardstock is all Stampin' Up and embossed with CB folders and then inked with the Stampin' Up white ink pad (best white ink pad on the market...I promise!!!)________________________________Last layout for today, and one of my favorites of this bunch.When we got to Belize City, we quickly learned that there were no public beaches...and not many beaches period, because they have a sea wall up.  So we took a tour and on the tour they took us to  a man-made beach and restaurant called "Old Belize"  We didn't end up going swimming, but instead enjoyed a yummy lunch and a few "red-ritas" good!!!Patterned paper is by K & Company, cardstock is all Stampin' is the ribbon.  The title was cut on the Cricut using Opposites attract, and the flowers are from Life's a Beach. Thanks for taking a peek today!!  I promise to have lots more to share in the upcoming days.  Also in case you haven't seen it, Stampin' Up has tons of items on the clearance rack....with prices up to 60% off.  You can shop right from my website:Shop now Thanks again!![...]

It's time to Sale-a-brate with Stampin' Up!


I hope everyone had a great 2009, and will have even a better 2010.  

To start off the year right, Stampin' Up is having their biggest sale of the year....

What is Sale-a-bration?
This is Stampin' Up's biggest sale of the year! Here is a link to Sale-a-bration mini catalog.  Click Here!
  • Sale runs from January 5-March 31, 2010
  • Receive a free Sale-A-Bration product for every $50 you spend.
  • If your order is over $300 you will receive a extra Sale-A-Bration product. 

It all begins January 5th 2010.... 

 January 5th is a big day for Stampin' Up.  It's a day of many firsts-
  • First day they will offer the brand new clear mounted option for stamps.  These are NOT clear stamps...they are still the same rubber stamps we have always loved from SU!.  Now we have the option for unmounted (aka clear mounted) or the traditional wood mounted.  The unmounted will save you space and $$$.  I am so excited SU! is finally giving us this option!  The unmounted option will only start with the stamps in the new Occasions mini catalog, and continue from there. 

Time for a crafty gift....


Sadly today is my last day as guest designer on Christmas with the Cricut.  You still have time to leave a comment over at Christmas with the Cricut, so you can be entered in the drawing for free prizes.  Not too mention seeing what those incredibly talented girls have posted for their crafty gift.   Also please check out Monique's blog...she is sooooo creative I am sure you will LOVE what she has created for today.   It has been such a fun week.  I hope everyone enjoyed the projects I created.  Today's crafty gift is a 12x12 shadow box frame that I etched and layered with vinyl.(this is a picture of me, my sister and my mom)   This is so hard to photograph.  Here in this corner is where I etched in 3 snowflakes from Winter Woodland cartridge and 2 scallops swirls that I flipped, rotated and welded together to create a corner.  I also placed rhinestones in the center of all 3 snowflakes.For the word "family" I used the front from Winter Woodland.  I cut out the word family using the shadow feature @ 3" with vinyl and used etching cream to permanently etch the glass.  Next I cut out family in black vinyl @ 3" and layered on top of what I had etched.(Once the etching cream was removed and washed, of course) The paper used inside the frame is from the My Mind's Eye paper stack that I purchased at Michael's.  Ribbon is made by Bazzill and purchased from Archiver's.Thank you so much for spending this week with me and celebrating my time as guest designer on Christmas with the Cricut.  Be sure to stay tuned in next week when I will continue to featured one Stampin' Up product each week and show you 3 different ways to use it. Also if you LOVE Stampin' Up as much as I do, be sure to watch my blog starting in January.  It's sale-a-bration time, and I am going to be having LOTS of give a ways and another HUGE sale.  So be sure to mark your calendars!!  Thanks again for your kind words and support![...]

Happy Black Friday!


This is going to be a short and sweet post.  As I type this I have a house full of family waiting for me to finish up my post so we can write up our plan of attack for shopping.  (keep in mind, I just got back from doing a little shopping).

This week I am a guest designer for the fabulous blog called Christmas with the Cricut,  along with the ultra talented Monique.  Today is the day that we share a fancy card.  I'm not sure if mine is 'fancy' or not...I'll let you be the judge.  ;)

Patterned paper -  My Mind's eye
Cardstock -Soft sky by Stampin' up
Stamp - Whipper Snapper Designs, snowflakes SU! set
Accessories - SU! ribbon, dazzling diamonds glitter and liquid applique ( for snow) 
various copic markers and memento black ink
I cut the scallop hexagon & regular hexagon shape (both @3.5") from the Winter Woodland cartridge

Tomorrow is my last day as guest designer on CWTC.  :( 

I hope you stop back and join me for my last day.

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone! Today is Scrapbook layout day!


It just so happens I have 2 layouts to share with you today.  Before I do that I just want to remind you to stop over at Christmas with the Cricut and make sure you leave a comment so you can be registered for the drawing for the FREE prizes and see what amazing layout the girls have posted today.   Also stop by Monique's blog to see her scrapbook page.  If it's anything like her layouts from the will be FABULOUS!!!Here is the first Layout:Paper: American Crafts Merry Mint CollectionCardstock: Stampin' Up and Coredinations       Page is 12x12 with 4 squares cut to 5.5"x5.5" and sewn togetherPhoto mats are 4.25"x4.25" and 4.25x6.25                               Little boy, wagon and bows are all cuts from Everyday PaperdollsLittle boy 3.5"wagon 3"bows varied sizes all less than 1" (done on design studio)  The santa hat is from paper dolls dress up.The dog is from Everyday paper dolls he is cut at 4".  I also cut out a reindeer from paper doll dress up and cut off his antlers and attached them to the dog.  The nose is a little red button with red stickles on it.I also applied flock to the dog by running him through my xyron machine and then sprinkled on the light brown flock, to give him a fuzzy feel and appearance. Here is an up close of the zig sag sewing that holds the 4 blocks of cardstock togetherThe second layout is a much simpler layout:Patterned paper:  Stampin' Up Christmas CocoaCardstock : SU! real red, old olive and soft suedeSnowflakes are cut from the Winter Woodland cartridge @ 2.5"I applied a coat of the White SU! Shimmer paint then added flat back pearls and rhinestonesHolly Leave is also from the Winter Woodland cartridge and is cut  @ 2", embossed with the cuttlebug swiss dots folder and distressed with Tim Holtz walnut stain distressing ink.This reindeer is also from the Winter Woodland cartridge and is cut  @ 5" on SU! kraft cardstock and covered with a coat of SU! champagne shimmer paint (LOVE this stuff!!)  It is also inked around all the edges of the cardstock, even though it's hard to see on the page on the left.  There are also snowflakes stamped with real red ink on the background paper.  You just can not see it in the photos.  :( Ribbon is from SU! (it is retired, but you can still order it from the clearance rack online through my website) it's called Alpine ribbon, you can see it here  Well that's it for layouts!  I hope you enjoyed today's projects and if you have any questions feel free to e-mail me: ferg@new.rr.comHope you are having a great Thanksgiving!  [...]