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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It’s beginning to look like…

I know, I know, it’s way too late to be showcasing Christmas cards! But I forgot to show you this fancy little number, which was made for my Mom this year. Those of you who have been following the old blog for a while now, know that there is an ongoing story with the squirrel — particularly a blue squirrel from my childhood days — in my family. You can read all about the squirrel sagas here. Now that you are caught up, to continue the tradition of a squirrel card for my Mom for every holiday, this was my card for Christmas 2009. Now you’ll notice that the squirrel is not blue as most of the previous cards have been… you know, it’s just too hard to make a Christmas card featuring a blue squirrel! Blue just does not “go” with red and green! LOL! Anyway, that’s all for today. Thanks for stopping by!

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