Frosty the S'more-man

Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Time for another Craft Sale Treat.  I created the "Frosty the S'more-man was a jolly happy soul" on My Digital Studio then added the cute snowman using the SNOW FRIENDS stamp set and coordinating Framelits Bundle.  I love saving an extra 15% don't you!!
What a fun little treat!!  Come join us at the next Craft Sale October 24th at the Georgetown Bible Church, 4114 Baldwin, Hudsonville, MI.  9am to 3pm.  I'd love to see you.
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Flowers and Hearts

Tuesday, September 29, 2015
So excited about the WEEKLY DEALS for this week

Check out this how-to video on how to make a beautiful flower using the Floral Flowers Framelits Dies that are ON SALE!! Woot! Woot!

Let me show you one of my all time favorite cards that I made using the Floral Frames Collection Dies
 Here's another...
 Look what else you can make using the Floral Frames
 How fun is that??
Please click HERE to place your order
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Come Stamp With Me!

Monday, September 28, 2015
TODAY is the LAST DAY to use the HOSTESS CODE for September which is W7ENX7EF.
I will have a new hostess code for October. 
Look who popped in to stamp with me at last weeks COME STAMP WTIH ME open house style class... These sweethearts belong to our new pastor and wife.  We are super thrilled to have them here and I was delighted to have them come to create.
Chloe wrote a wonderful note to her grandma who is having a birthday real soon.
 Christopher Jr. knows that his gramma is a princess
 Charlotte is the oldest and is very creative.
 Mommy helped little Clara make a special card for Grandma too.
When it was time to leave we caught them being so sweet, sitting on the bench in our rose bed just waiting for mom to come out.
What I learned this day:

  1. These children - everyone of them, are super polite.
  2. They are also very creative.
  3. Their mom and dad have done a super job in their training.
  4. Tuesday's are not just for the ladies, kids are welcome too!
  5. It's never too early to learn to be an encourager (can you imagine how blessed their grandma will feel when these sweet cards arrive in her mailbox?)
  6. I LOVE this new family in our life.
  7. Tuesdays are a perfect time to come with your home schooled kids. 
Have you come to a COME STAMP WITH ME TUESDAY class before?
These are the cards that will be out tomorrow when YOU come to stamp with me!!

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cards inspired by Jessica, Shana, and Glenda
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Sentimental Sunday

Sunday, September 27, 2015
A few weeks ago (before Sawyer ended up in the hospital) Jeff and Jessica offered to can some Peach Salsa for us.  I absolutely hate canning and we really love having the salsa on hand. These two are such sweethearts.  They bless us time and time again.
Yummy, Yummy, Yummy!!  Thanks Jeff and Jess!!
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Sweet Saturday

Saturday, September 26, 2015
Sweet and yummy cakes for a special retirement (these are the yellow roses I made when teaching the  girls!!) Chocolate Cake with Raspberry filling!!
 and birthday... French Vanilla cake with Lemon filling!!
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English Garden

Friday, September 25, 2015
The ENGLISH GARDEN Designer Paper is so beautiful and it coordinates perfectly with the GARDEN IN BLOOM Stamp Set.  The YOU ARE SO LOVED sentiment is from the amazing WATERCOLOR WISHES All inclusive Card Kit.
Hubby and I are off the see ART PRIZE today - yup taking a day off for a great day away together.  We love seeing the art exhibits with some being inspirational and some we just scratch our heads at, but it is a wonderful 17 day local event.  We even get to vote on our favorite!
Here are the supplies I used to make this card so that you can too!  Please - when ordering use the HOSTESS CODE for SEPTEMBER W7ENX7EF
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Card Club

Wednesday, September 23, 2015
I'm so excited that CARD CLUB has started up again.  It seemed like forever since these ladies gathered together, when it really was only 2 months off.  We have some new gals this year and it is going to be so much fun!  This past Monday we featured the TIMELESS ELEGANCE Designer Series Paper.  I have been showing you a bunch of cards in the past couple weeks to entice you to WANT this paper for yourself.  The exciting part for me was when the gals stepped up their own versions of the cards that I had planned.  This first card was the basic design, but Kendra stepped it up by adding stitching around her butterfly.
Rachel flipped her designer paper over and added a pop of color.  She also eliminated the circle behind the butterfly, and you can see that Rachel used her delicate butterfly on this card instead of on the last card.  I am super excited when they step up and change the cards the way they want them because I start out with a very basic design and let them make their cards their own.
This second card shows a variety of designs and colors.  Such pretty paper it really stands on it's own but adding a pop of color is great too. - Quick and easy cards
Nancy colored her rose the color of the roses in her backyard.
 and Rachel added an extra pop of color to hers - STUNNING!
This third card was another quick and easy card (especially since I had all the butterflies prepped for them - lol) Once again the designer paper stands on its own, but adding the little pop of color makes it really stand out.  Nancy chose to color hers all in with Pool Party, while others chose to color them in with a variety of colors.  They all are super stunning.
We combined the WATERCOLOR WINGS stamp set with the BOLD BUTTERFLY FRAMELITS and the BUTTERFLY THINLITS for these cards.
Want to get some TIMELESS ELEGANCE Designer Series Paper for yourself?  Click HERE to get started and be sure to use the HOSTESS CODE for September: W7ENX7EF when ordering.  Don't forget to check out the WEEKLY DEALS and the CLEARANCE RACK while you are there.
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Tuesday Updates

Tuesday, September 22, 2015
I've told you before, but I will tell you again - the great news is that Stampin' Up! is partnering to wipe out Breast Cancer!!  WOOHOO!! So in honor of this the October Paper Pumpkin box (which is normally a pretty reddish orange) will be delivered in a beautiful PINK box.  For new subscribers, Stampin' Up! will donate $2 in the month of October and if you are already a subscriber, Stampin' Up! will donate $1.
NOT a subscriber? Well, it's time to get on board.  Paper Pumpkin is a fun box of inspiration and creativity that comes to your mailbox every month.  You can make up your kit as the instructions say OR if you subscribe through me (and why wouldn't you!) you will get exclusive ideas via a PDF for you to make alternative creations with.  GOTTA LOVE IT!! Here is my private link to get you started  Just copy and paste into your browser in case it doesn't take you there directly by clicking on it.
HERE are the WEEKLY DEALS for this week 
There are some super great deals this week.  The REMARKABLE YOU stamp set is one of my super favorites! Please shop with me - Click HERE to go to my online store and use the HOSTESS CODE: W7ENX7EF
Check out these beautiful cards made by some of my Red Hot Stamper gals
 Sara's Card
 Glenda's Card
 Donne's Card
Kathy's Card
My Card
More updates were made to the CLEARANCE RACK - A super nice selection - check it out HERE
Don'f forget to use this HOSTESS CODE: W7ENX7EF
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Playing with Dinosaurs Again

Monday, September 21, 2015
Since I was borrowing my friends NO BONES ABOUT IT stamp set I thought I would make up this one to sell at the stores before I had to give it back.  The designer paper is from the GO WILD PAPER STACK
YUP - you heard me right - storeS!  An new store opened up in town and we were in the right place at the right time.  This small gift store called the COTTAGE BARN only has 10 vendors and Dale and I each hold one of those 10 spots.
We feel honored!  The Grand Opening was last Friday night so we were there to watch the festivities.  Praying that this new business is a good fit for Hudsonville and for us as well.  If you live in our area please stop by to check it out, it's absolutely darling!   The address is 3500 Chicago Drive.  Need more info about the store?  Fox 17 News did a spotlight on them and if you click HERE you can see the clip.  If you look closely you will see Dales candles scattered here and there.  Very Cool!!
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Sentimental Sunday

Sunday, September 20, 2015
This past week has been a rough one for our family.  Mostly for Jeff, Jess, and sweet little Sawyer because Sawyer needed to spend 5 days in the DeVos Children's Hospital.  Because of a tongue and lip tie issue (that they were unaware of) Sawyer was unable to nurse effectively, but he compensated and grew to 19#'s at his first birthday, but even though Jeff and Jess would give him fruits and veggies, he was unable to eat (swallow) any foods.  When they identified the issue they made arrangements to have a revision done, and because of all the issues involved, Sawyer had to spend those 5 long days in the hospital.
Day 1 - hooked up to IV to rehydrate
 He looked so good I never expected he would need to stay so long
Day 2 Sawyer needed to have a feeding tube in.  Not a quick success, but by Monday night (Day 3) it was in successfully and things started to pick up
 Such a big boy, eating some veggie puffs
 And tasting applesauce, but he doesn't want to be fed, he wants to do it himself.
 Day 6 and Sawyer is so happy to be home again with his own toys.  He was showing off to Gramma how strong he was to pull the pieces apart.
Continued prayers are welcomed for his recovery and learning to eat on his own.  We have no idea how long he will need to have the feeding tube, but we are so very thankful for his progress so far.
This is the get well card that I made for Sawyer using some cute animal buttons (Sawyer likes monkeys) that my dear friend, Donne, gave me.  I used the Get Well stamp from my August Paper Pumpkin Kit.  

Thanks for stopping by!
Christi (aka Gramma)
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