Flores Suaves

Monday, February 29, 2016
Years ago Stampin' Up! used to have a separate small catalog with stamp sets in Spanish.  Most of the sets were available in English and Spanish, but for some reason this stamp set, FLORES SUAVES, was the only set they offered only in that catalog.  I immediately fell in love with it! These are the 4 images that are in this set.
At tomorrows COME STAMP WITH ME "class" I am featuring this stamp set on 2 of the 4 cards that will be out for you to stamp. (Tuesday, March 1, 2016)
So here's the deal:
I will be having a drawing - NOT to WIN the stamp set BUT to win the opportunity to PURCHASE this stamp set for only $15.00.  I have been telling you all that I am going to need to weed out some of my retired stamps to make room for when the new retiring list comes out in April, and this is just the beginning.  
The one who PURCHASES this stamp set will also receive any elements that are left over from the Tuesday Class (ex: daisies, any kits, etc.)  Some Tuesday's I have a few left over and some Tuesday's they completely sell out, but whatever is left over - the purchaser will get all of it)
Here are the other 2 cards that will be out for you to make tomorrow.
This one is a beautiful Wedding (or engagement) Card that measures 5x5.  You will go home with a special size envelope for this one. (Inspired by Vicki)
This cute Easter card is a pocket card.  Such a fun design. (Inspired by Julie)
I look forward to seeing you tomorrow when you COME STAMP WITH ME between the hours of 10:00am and 5:00pm.
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Sunday Share

Sunday, February 28, 2016
Looking forward to the Easter Resurrection Sunday and this song, although maybe not a traditional "EASTER" song, it sure does have the great words that tells of how much He has done for me.
Please enjoy this music video
If you are viewing this in your inbox feed, just click on the header and it will direct you to my blog where you can enjoy this A CAPPELLA VERSION OF "IN CHRIST ALONE"

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Have a blessed Sunday!
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Sweet Saturday

Saturday, February 27, 2016
Last week I was asked to make a cake for a baby shower that my friend was hosting.  (She told me that she never even got a piece because the ladies loved it so much!! - must be the chocolate baby feet!!)
At the same time I was asked to make a FROZEN themed cake for a little girls birthday party.  My cake baking and decorating days have taken a bit of a turn.  I no longer do more than one order at a time, but I have partnered with my very talented cousin and she agreed to make the cake for the little girls birthday.  I think she did a bang up job!  Thanks Dawn!! I do believe I will be sending more orders your way!!
I think we make a pretty good team!
When it comes to weddings, Dawn does the "show cake" for the bride and groom and I do the taste test meeting, and all the 'behind the scenes' cakes or cupcakes.  For me it is a win-win situation!  
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2 Zoo Babies

Friday, February 26, 2016
Do you remember last year we celebrated Caden's first birthday and I made him this card?
I got to thinking how much fun it would be to build on this card each year, so for his second birthday today, I added a cute giraffe.
Here are the supplies I used
Please use the Hostess Code: BEXQXERG for the month of February when placing your on line order!
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Special Visitors

Thursday, February 25, 2016
Look who came to stay with Auntie yesterday!
After driving Gracie to school, 2 year old Zeke and I headed to Meijer for some serious business: A free cookie at the bakery and 3 - yes - 3 pony rides on Sandy! (I guess Auntie is a push-over)
If you are a stamper or crafter you know how messy your floor can get with all the little pieces of scrap paper and especially those pesky backings from the Stampin' Dimensionals.  After the Projects Class on Tuesday night I did not sweep my floor and Zeke had a hard time focusing on playing with the toys with all the papers on the floor.  Vicky Vac to the rescue.  It quickly became Zeke's favorite toy!
 But, seriously - what boy doesn't like to play with cars?!
We picked 5 year old Eli up from school, and had lunch.  While Zeke napped Eli couldn't wait to get into Auntie's craft room.  He wanted to make a get well card for his daddy who broke his collar bone.
Eli was one of my day care kids and he was only one year old when we moved from the 2 story into the condo when I stopped that business.  I'm thankful that his mom and dad have kept us connected - we will always be family.  I have been Eli's emergency pick up person from school since he was in Pre 3's and I am very honored that they trust me and that they still enjoy coming over.
Here are the WEEKLY DEALS for February 23-March 1

I really cannot pick a favorite from this list, because I just love them all, but I really am a punch girl so I thought I would highlight a couple cards using the FLOWER MEDALLION PUNCH.  This punch coordinates with the FLURRY of WISHES Stamp Set from the Holiday Catalog and this stamp set was carried over so it is still available. It also coordinates with the stamp set CRAZY ABOUT YOU.  There is actually a bundle price if you want to purchase the Flurry of Wishes Stamp Set but it bundles with a different punch called SNOW FLURRY PUNCH (which of course you will WANT/NEED!)  Just look at page 48 of the Occasions Catalog to find that pricing or just check out the product supply list below.  All that to say is~ you will really want to get the Flower Medallion Punch when you see these adorable cards inspired by Pinterest, (Kim and Laura)
I especially like this Mother's Day Card (hint, hint, Daddy - don't show this to Mom or you will spoil her Mother's Day card surprise!!)

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Projects Class

Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Last night was Projects Class and we made up a "Bevy of Boxes and Bags"!  Thanks goes out to Sam Donald for her great inspiration on boxes and bags.
It was so much fun creating the boxes and watching the ladies choose their designs.
I use projects such as these to treat the ladies who place an order or for prepaying for a class.  I would not be where I am today in my Stampin' Up! business if it weren't for all these precious ladies who come to classes here in my home.
Contact me HERE if you want to come to a class. Check out the dates on the right side bar of this blog post.
It's late and I'm ready to hit the sack
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Tuesday, February 23, 2016
The February Paper Pumpkin is here and the exclusive PDF is ready to send out to all the gals who subscribe under me. 
Here is a small taste of the gorgeous cards and projects that our group came up with using this months kit...
This kit is so beautiful it was hard to want to make up different projects with it, but by golly, we got it done!!
Did you know that Stampin' Up! is running a 3 month subscription deal right now?

If you subscribe to Paper Pumpkin for 3 months (for $55.00) you will save $5.00 over the monthly total PLUS - BONUS! you will get to choose a FREE Sale a bration item from the brochure!!
Click HERE to view the Sale a bration brochure and all that you can get for FREE
Then Click HERE to see the 2nd addition items added to the Sale a bration FREE items
Click HERE to subscribe to the PAPER PUMPKIN
The reason I share this with you is because if you sign up by March 10th you will get the March Paper Pumpkin Kit (not this one shown here). BUT... right now you can get a refill kit for only $8.00 which includes everything but the stamps, and for the first (new) person who signs up with me (by March 10th) I will give you my extra set of stamps from the February kit.
This is what you can make with the kit
This is the stamp set that comes with the kit.  Be the first one to subscribe by March 10th and you will win this stamp set.
As I mentioned previously if you are a Paper Pumpkin Subscriber under me you will receive an exclusive PDF with alternative ideas to use with your kit each month

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Featured Stamper - Peggy H

Monday, February 22, 2016
Today's featured stamper is Peggy H.
Peggy is in my third level down line, and during our February Team Meeting, Peffy shared with us the cards that she made for her recent card making class.  I am so glad when these gals put classes together to stamp with their friends.

This card was her submission for the color challenge that I gave the gals while I was on vacation and they were to bring it to the team meeting with them!  The colors for the challenge were: Elegant Eggplant, Mint Macron, Crumb Cake, Rose Red and Crushed Curry.  The card above is also one for the color challenge.  I love how she used the wood elements for the touch of Crumb Cake.
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