It’s a Flower Fest!

Boy am I glad it is Friday. This week was rough. I’m happy I’ll be able to spend some time with my Mom tomorrow and hopefully get caught up on a bunch of things (mostly cleaning) that need to get done at the house, too. I thought I’d share another card featuring a favorite retiring stamp set of mine. This one is called Flower Fest and I love how it looks like crayons when you stamp it. Click on the photo to see it up close – you’ll see what I mean. Go ahead — I’ll wait. 😉 This also features two retiring In Colors – Blushing Bride and Poppy Parade. I really like both of these colors. Oh, actually I just realized there is another retiring color mixed in there — Pear Pizzazz. That has been one of my absolute favorite greens lately. If you haven’t stocked up, run to the online store (or rather click) ASAP as the In Color items tend to sell out quickly. Just two more weeks until we have the new Idea Book and Catalog to play with! I know you’re going to love it! Want a copy? E-mail me and I’ll set it up to be delivered directly to your door. I just ask that

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Farewell to some favorites….

Good afternoon! Happy Saturday before Mother’s Day. My thoughts are definitely with my Mom today. She hasn’t been feeling well and has been staying up at Beth Israel trying to find out what is going haywire in her system. I hope the doctors find some answers soon! In the meantime, I puttering around in my stamp room. Tidying. Cleaning. Browsing. Stamping. A little of everything. Part of that cleaning includes saying goodbye to a few of my favorite stamp sets that are retiring with the close of the 20111-2012 Idea Book and Catalog, which ends on May 31. One of my favorite stamp sets to see go this year is Winter Post. And while it is not the holiday season right now, it truly is one of the sets that made me release an audible “Oh” when I read that it was going this year. Check out some of the cards I’ve made with this beauty: I think this last one was my favorite. The stamp set really didn’t look like much in the catalog, but had so much potential! It was a great stamp set for winter themed cards and scrapbook pages, too. I loved the snowflake in that

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New Blog Design!

Hello! So obviously I need to start with a big shout out to Erin at Designer Blogs for my new design! What do you think? I love it… so much more fun. If you want to check out other designs they have or possibly a custom design (which I hope to do some day!), click on the link on my sidebar. Last night was fun. I had our annual Holiday Party with the members of my Stampin’ Up demonstrator group, Pitta Padders. We had chinese food, gift swapping, chatting and a fun make and take! Here are some photos…. First up is the pile of presents I had for each of the girls (if you’re long distance I’ll have them out shortly!). I don’t know how long I’ll be able to do this, but while we’re still small… I love to spoil them!! Then we enjoyed some Chinese Food… I didn’t take pictures of that… I just enjoyed it without thinking of photos! 🙂 We had some great gift giving, too! We did a homemade gift swap — make a gift, get one back! Here is Sally with her gift (designed by me), a journal jar: Here’s Jill with her

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