Tuesday, July 25, 2017


Hello there! I meant to get back here a little sooner with these but life doesn't seem to ever slow down. I also didn't realize how many new designs I needed to come up with-but that's the fun part:) I go back to the doctor on Thursday and I'm hoping he'll tell me I can get back to normal. Although I hate the thought of burpees & mountain climbers, I need to get the lower half moving again!

I'm so excited to share so many new products at my next Card Buffet, which will be held on Thursday, August 3rd from 4-8 at First Christian Church in Burlington. We'll be playing with 6 brand new bundles, 5 new In Colors, lots of new DSP, ribbons, washi tape, embellishments and the brand new Embossing Paste. It's going to be so much fun, I can't wait! You'll notice a couple of the samples above are a little naked. I'm waiting on a few new products to finish them off. I took advantage of the Bonus Days Coupons and will get to use my coupons for more goodies in August. There's still time for you to earn some. With every $50 purchase in July, you get a $5 coupon which you can redeem in August:) I have another order going in so let me know soon if you want to take advantage.

In addition to the 11 new designs, there are 7 others from the past several months to choose from-18 designs in all!

This will be the last month for these designs. If you're interested in making any of these I suggest you start with them before the new designs, which will still be available for several months. Most of the products used to make these cards are retired, so they'll be available as long as supplies last.

Please let me know if you'll be able to attend Card Buffet on August 3rd. I'm making some fun little nifty-gifties and don't want you to be left out! Please keep the prayers coming for my dad. It seems every time I get discouraged, I get a good report. My sister-in-law told me they're trying to get him up on his feet today, and he's having some movement in his left hand! Praise God! I so appreciate your concern and your prayers:) I hope to hear from you soon that you can make it on the 3rd. I miss my stamping friends! Thanks so much for stopping by:)

Saturday, July 15, 2017


Hello there! So sorry for the big break. I wish I could say I was off vacationing somewhere exotic, but the reality is I had foot surgery:( But I'm finally feeling like being productive and getting back to normal-yay! I'll have some nice gory pictures to share at the end:) I got a bunch of new products I've been dying to get my hands on for several weeks. My next Card Buffet will be on August 3rd and I've got a lot of brand new toys from the new catalog that we'll get to play with!

These are 2 of the choices that will be available to make. One features the Daisy Delight Bundle, which has been stupid crazy popular-so stupid, it's been on backorder since it's been introduced. Hopefully they'll have it all stocked up by next month:) No worries though, there's plenty of other goodies to focus on. The other card features the Happy Birthday Gorgeous Bundle. I won't go into a whole lot of detail with these right now, but I'll share all the details after the event.

Bonus Days!

I also wanted to let you know about a promotion going on right now. Treat yourself to a gift when you spend $50 in July! For any order of $50 in July, you'll earn a Bonus Days Coupon good for $5.00 off of an order in August. So if you've been drooling over the new catalog and wanting some new products, now is the perfect time! And the best part is there is no limit to how many coupons you can earn. Spend $100, and get 2 coupons, which will earn you $10 in savings in August! I'll be putting in an order soon, so let me know if you want to take advantage of this deal:)

And what's even more exciting is that during August, you'll have early access to the Carols of Christmas Bundle which is featured in the upcoming Holiday Catalog. You'll not only be able to get your hands on an early release from the Holiday Catalog, but you'll be able to redeem your Bonus Days Coupons on the brand new bundle as well! Go to www.stampinup.com and search Carols of Christmas to see this brand new set.

Here's why I've been gone for so long. I've had some serious foot pain for the past year, and I finally opted to have surgery for my Morton's Neuroma.

The doctor said it was understandable that I was in a lot of pain as the nerve he removed was quite large.

Crazy as it sounds, the worst part of the ordeal was the heel pain from having to put my weight there. I had about 2 inches of padding, but it still hurt awful. That and the side effects from the pain meds-not sure which was worse:)

I got the stitches out Thursday and I'm ready to go! I even worked out yesterday for 30 minutes! I can't do everything that I want yet, but I'm making progress!

I'll be back in a few days with more cards we'll be making in August:) I probably won't be back on tomorrow as I'm going over to visit my dad. I went last week and was amazed at how he was talking. He sounded like his old self! But then as I listened, I couldn't really make sense of what he was saying. It seemed like he had developed Alzheimer's:) I looked online when I got home and it sounds like it could be Vascular Dementia, which doesn't sound good:(....I'm praying that tomorrow will be a better day. Thanks so much for stopping by:)