Stampin’ Up Convention 2012 – Swap #2

Howdy, blog friends. Happy Monday — It always bothers me when I type that — I don’t know why I always say it!! Monday is by far my least favorite day. Anyway, I digress. I’m back today to share another one of my swap cards from Convention 2012. This one is pretty simple, but I like it — and it proved to be one of my more popular choices when I gave other demonstrators the option between this one and my other designs. Remember if you see anything on this card that you’d like to have for your own stash, feel free to visit my online store where you can shop 24 hours a day and have new goodies delivered right to your doorstep! I had wanted to get a photo of some of the ladies swapping cards when I was at convention, but my battery was dying the first day I arrived to convention and I couldn’t find my charger (in fact, I still can’t find it!) so I had to be very selected about what I took photos of and alas I forgot about the swapping photo. Actually, as I’m typing this, I think I had one from

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Happy Fourth!

Hi there… I just wanted to pop in somewhat quickly today to wish you a happy Fourth of July. I’m laying pretty low key today. (In fact, it’s 4:15 p.m. and I still haven’t showered!). I’ve been waffling back and forth between getting out and enjoying the day off and being really sad. It was one month ago today that I last saw my Mom alive. We were making plans to bring her home two days later (albeit in a hospital bed). Having been through this before with my Dad, I know that the first year is so, so difficult because everything is, “one year ago today…” or “this is the first xx holiday without….” I have gotten really good at pretending she is just at home… but then it will hit me hard that she’s not there. As I’ve said many times the last few weeks… every day is a new battle. Today’s battle is a toss up. One of the things that has helped me forget and even find a bit of joy has been crafting. I made this card a couple of weekends ago when I needed a distraction. I just started playing with some of my

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