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Enjoy the Simple Moments

When life gets busy and you feel like your caught in a whirlwind....it’s time to just take a deep breath and sit back and relax and enjoy the simple moments.  For me that’s lunch with a friend or some quiet time stamping, a movie date with my husband,....just not planning and filling every waking moment.… Continue reading Enjoy the Simple Moments

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You Can Do Anything!

I am celebrating today! And not only do I have one thing to celebrate....I have TWO things to celebrate. First -- One year ago today, I signed up to be a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator. I had no set plans to really do much except get my 20% discount for my new crafting hobby. But I… Continue reading You Can Do Anything!

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Same Design….But Different!

Just a quick post to let you know that I didn’t forget what I promised last week.  Last week I shared a Valentine’s Card and I told you I would be back with another card using the same layout, but it would be different.....so here it is:   And just to refresh your memory....below is… Continue reading Same Design….But Different!

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Taking a Bird Break

Taking a break from the Christmas madness to bring you some beautiful birds. They kind of happened by accident.  A class to make Christmas gift bags and treat holders was cancelled when life got in the way and several people weren’t able to come.  It left just one....my friend Karen.  She loves birds.  Blue birds.… Continue reading Taking a Bird Break

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Flowers Everywhere

As you are reading this I am flying to Orlando to attend Stampin’ Up’s OnStage....a three day gathering of Stampin’ Up Demonstrators.  This year Stampin’ Up is celebrating their 30th Birthday.  I’m very excited to be gathering with 7,000 creative people!!  I hope some of that rubs off on me! So I’m celebrating by sharing… Continue reading Flowers Everywhere

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Stretching My Creativity

So where do you get ideas for cards when you don’t think you are actually creative enough to think of them on your own?  Why you do what everyone else does and check out Pinterest.  So the past few months I’ve been collecting “pins” of cards that I like and just storing them away on… Continue reading Stretching My Creativity

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Another Angle

I am still on vacation, but this time I’m in Pawtucket, Rhode Island celebrating the Fourth of July holiday.  Did you know that Bristol, Rhode Island has the oldest Fourth of July Parade in the Nation?  This year was the 233rd year for the parade!  (We actually watched in on TV as you had to… Continue reading Another Angle

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It’s a Shimmery Day!

One of the things I love about some of the new designer series papers that Stampin' Up just released besides the pretty colors is that it shimmers!  Hold it up to the light and wiggle it back and forth and you can see that some of the flowers have a little shine to them so… Continue reading It’s a Shimmery Day!

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Lemon…..no it’s Orange Zest time!

I don’t want to think about how long ago it was, because then I’d feel old, but when my husband was serving in the Navy, his ship pulled into port in Naples, Italy just before Christmas.  The squadron he was attached to arranged a “Wive’s Trip” for anyone who wanted to go meet the ship… Continue reading Lemon…..no it’s Orange Zest time!

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It’s A Lemon Zest-y Day!

I’m back and it’s a Lemon Zesty-y Day!  I just can’t get enough of this stamp set.  Maybe it’s because the weather has finally turned to a little bit of summer after a few weeks of rainy, wet, and not so warm days.  And summer means it’s Lemonade time!  But I actually love all things… Continue reading It’s A Lemon Zest-y Day!