Choose Happiness with Stampin’ Up!

I think it is very appropriate that the stamp set I’m going to share with you today is called “Choose Happiness.” Because (of course) it is a Stampin’ Up stamp set — and I always choose stampin’ to make me happy! So it fits, right? (smile) Anyway, I wanted to share with you this set, which I adore. It will be going away forever at the end of this month! As I said, it’s called “Choose Happiness” and it has a great vintage vibe and is perfect for layering and collaging. This first picture to the right is one I made a while back just playing around with my “scrap bin.” Do you have a scrap bin? It’s basically a little box near my desk that I throw all the stamped images, pre-cut circles, beautiful piece of patterned paper, leftover piece of ribbon and any other stamping goodness into. Then every once in a while I pull out the bin and just make a bunch of “one-of-a-kind” cards with whatever is in the bucket. It’s super fun, resourceful and I find it very inspiring – particularly when my mojo has left the building! You should try it! My favorite part

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Save the Date!

Hi friends…Can you believe it? Twice in one week? I’m seriously going to try and be better about the old blog. It was always my way to connect with you and for some reason it became too difficult. It was funny at OnStage last week, I was talking with a lot of my demonstrator friends and I was amazed how many of them knew my blog… really? You mean the one that hasn’t been updated in six months?? Time to fix that! Anywho… I did an initial run through my craft room this morning to find all the retiring items in my stash — holy moly! Look at that picture — that is a lot of goods up for grabs! As always, I’ll be hosting my annual Customer Appreciation/Retired Merchandise BOGO sale this summer to celebrate the launch of the new catalog (have I mentioned that it is amazing?). I’d love to have you join me… so save the date! Saturday, June 4 and possibly either Friday, June 3 or Sunday, June 5th as well. I know that weekend is likely to be graduation weekend for some folks so I’ll try and give a couple of options for you to

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