Happy Birthday, Tyler!!

Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Another Birthday in the family! Today our grandson turns 15 years old.  Tyler likes turtles so I thought this card was perfect for him using the (retiring) stamp set FROM LAND TO SEA and the WATERCOLOR WASH Background Stamp.
Being a Grandparent is so amazing!  From the time they are born to all the days that I got to take care of them and now here he is finishing up his Freshman year in high school. I wouldn't trade one minute of it.
TODAY is the LAST DAY to get in on the retiring list sales!! Don't miss out!!  Check out these links...
Here are the links to the retiring products:
EVERYTHING ELSE
Keep in mind that only SOME of the items are on sale, but they all are WHILE SUPPLIES LAST
The Clearance Rack has been updated so be sure to check that out.  Products are While Supplies Last and everything is discounted.
You can place your order HERE and please use this new hostess code 
Q9E9NAZQ. 
Thanks for stopping by!
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Nailed It! Gift Card Holder

Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Today is our son's birthday!!  Happy Birthday, Jeff!!
Jeff is a wonderfully loving husband and a very attentive daddy!!  This is one of my favorite pictures that was taken recently.
Sometimes it is easier to just do the job yourself, but Jeff knows the importance of shaping the work ethic of his children.  Sawyer doesn't look at it as work right now, but there will come a day when he just might.
With all the work he is doing around their home and yard, this was the perfect gift card holder for his gift using the NAILED IT! Stamp Set and dies.
 INSIDE:
Under the gift card:
This fantastic gift card holder was inspired by Debbie Henderson on Pinterest
We are now into the final days of the Retiring Products. Did you take the chance to place your order for your favorite items that are retiring?  Don't delay because May 31st is the final day to place an order from that list.  Please remember that everything is WHILE SUPPLIES LAST.
Here are the links to the retiring products:
EVERYTHING ELSE
Keep in mind that only SOME of the items are on sale, but they all are WHILE SUPPLIES LAST
The Clearance Rack has been updated so be sure to check that out.  Products are While Supplies Last and everything is discounted.

You can place your order HERE and please use this new hostess code 
Q9E9NAZQ. 
Thanks for stopping by!
Christi
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You Light Up My Life!

Monday, May 29, 2017
This technique is a DOUBLE Z FOLD.
You have 2 more days to get in on the retiring product and the CONFETTI STARS BORDER PUNCH is on that retiring list as well as the LUCKY STARS Embossing Folder.  Check out all the links below.
The cute little fireflies are included in the JAR OF LOVE Stamp Set.  This stamp set is in the NEW Catalog, but the special bundle pricing is not so if you want to save 10% get it NOW!! 
The fireflies in the jar are sandwiched between a layer of WINDOW SHEETS and VELLUM.  So Cute!!
We are now into the final weeks of the Retiring Products. Did you take the chance to place your order for your favorite items that are retiring?  Don't delay because May 31st is the final day to place an order from that list.  Please remember that everything is WHILE SUPPLIES LAST.
Here are the links to the retiring products:
EVERYTHING ELSE
Keep in mind that only SOME of the items are on sale, but they all are WHILE SUPPLIES LAST
The Clearance Rack has been updated so be sure to check that out.  Products are While Supplies Last and everything is discounted.

You can place your order HERE and please use this new hostess code 
Q9E9NAZQ.  
Thanks for stopping by!
Christi 

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Sentimental Sunday

Sunday, May 28, 2017
A few Sundays ago our Son and Daughter-in-law dedicated Sweet Little Miss Lily to the Lord.
We are so thankful that their desire is to raise Lily (and Sawyer) to hear about Jesus and will train them up in the knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ.



We just love these kiddos so very much!!
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Cards From Friends

Saturday, May 27, 2017
Sharing the beautiful, thoughtful cards that I received this week...
 Designer: Barb
 Designer: Pauline
 Designers: Cathy and Tami
Not hand stamped, but still special cards from dear friends.
Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers.
It's been a full week since surgery. My pain level has been manageable, and I've even been working on some projects I had preplanned.
Six more weeks no weight bearing.  Hope I can bear it!!
I have enjoyed having my sister here.  She has done all our cooking and I can never say thank you enough for everything she has done for us. I will miss her when she goes home on Monday.
Thanks for stopping by!
Only 5 more days until the new catalog goes live!!
Don't forget to check out the RETIRING LIST,  The CLEARANCE RACK, and you can place your on line order HERE
Please use this new Hostess Code when checking out:
Q9E9NAZQ
Christi

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Well, That Just Stinks!

Friday, May 26, 2017
Funny, how circumstances in your life cause you to focus on making certain themed cards.  This first card I cased from Dawn Griffith, and I think this is perfect for a get well card.
Today is one week since my surgery.  I really am doing pretty good, and I sure am enjoying having my sister here to help with my care.
Since I had all the stuff out for making the Get Well Card I thought I would make up this cute Wedding or Anniversary card.  All the little animals that you can make with the Fox Builder Punch are super easy, but with all the small pieces it can be a bit more time consuming.  Guess it really doesn't matter for me because the final outcome is so cute!!
Stamps: Foxy Friends
Card Stock: Basic Black, Real Red, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black & Real Red
Fun Stuff: Fox Builder Punch, Bow Builder Punch, Candy Dots (R)
We are now into the final week of the Retiring Products. Did you take the chance to place your order for your favorite items that are retiring?  Don't delay because May 31st is the final day to place an order from that list.  Please remember that everything is WHILE SUPPLIES LAST.
Here are the links to the retiring products:
EVERYTHING ELSE
Keep in mind that only SOME of the items are on sale, but they all are WHILE SUPPLIES LAST
The Clearance Rack has been updated so be sure to check that out.  Products are While Supplies Last and everything is discounted.

You can place your order HERE and please use this new hostess code for the month of May
Q9E9NAZQ.  This code will stay current until NOON on May 30th.
Thanks for stopping by!
Christi 

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In Color Sneak Peek

Thursday, May 25, 2017
You are going to love the new In Colors!  This card is a sampling of each of those colors. The girls on my team that came to the May Team Meeting made this card for their Make & Take.
MANY times I am so sure that one particular color will be my favorite, but find out that I use more of a different color.  Right now my favorites are Lemon Lime Twist and Berry Burst.  The other In Colors on this card are Fresh Fig (card base), Powder Pink (largest medallion), and Tranquil Tide (bottom left medallion)
Stamp Sets: Eastern Beauty, Floral Phrases
Card Stock: Very Vanilla (and all the new in colors I mentioned)
Ink: Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist
Fun Stuff: Gold Faceted Gems, Eastern Medallions Thinlits


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Cool Treats Gift Card Holder

Wednesday, May 24, 2017
The final card that the ladies made at the May CARD CLUB is actually a gift card holder

This card was cased from Dawn Griffith.  We made this one a few years back with a totally different look.  That's what is so sweet about creating cards, you can take a layout and change it up by changing the card stock and the stamps.  What a great job I have!!
Stamps: Cool Treats
Card Stock: Peek-a-boo Peach, Basic Black, Whisper White, Flirty Flamingo, Dazzling Details Glimmer, Cool Treats Designer Paper
INK: Basic Black, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Peek-a-boo Peach
Fun Stuff: Frozen Treats Framelits, Tear 'n Tape, Cool Treats Washi Tape

We are now into the final month of the Retiring Products. Did you take the chance to place your order for your favorite items that are retiring?  Don't delay because May 31st is the final day to place an order from that list.  Please remember that everything is WHILE SUPPLIES LAST.
Here are the links to the retiring products:
Keep in mind that only SOME of the items are on sale, but they all are WHILE SUPPLIES LAST
The Clearance Rack has been updated so be sure to check that out.  Products are While Supplies Last and everything is discounted.

You can place your order HERE and please use this new hostess code for the month of May
BZKUWBKH.  This code will stay current until NOON on May 30th.
Thanks for stopping by!
Christi
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Cool Treats

Tuesday, May 23, 2017
One of the cards that the gals made at CARD CLUB that goes with the same theme as the Poppin' Box you saw on yesterdays blog post.
This is a Z fold card.  To obtain the Z fold you need to score your card stock at 2 3/4 and 5 1/2". (the card base is 11 x 4 1/4)
STAMPS: Cool Treats
Card Stock: Watermelon Wonder, Whisper White, Cool Treats Designer Paper, Crumb Cake, Peek-a-boo Peach
INK: Watermelon Wonder, Crumb Cake and Peek-a-boo Peach
Fun Stuff:  Frozen Treats Framelits, Cool Treats Washi Tape

We are now into the final weeks of the Retiring Products. Did you take the chance to place your order for your favorite items that are retiring?  Don't delay because May 31st is the final day to place an order from that list.  Please remember that everything is WHILE SUPPLIES LAST.
Here are the links to the retiring products:
Keep in mind that only SOME of the items are on sale, but they all are WHILE SUPPLIES LAST
The Clearance Rack has been updated so be sure to check that out.  Products are While Supplies Last and everything is discounted.

You can place your order HERE and please use this new hostess code for the month of May
BZKUWBKH.  This code will stay current until NOON on May 30th.
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Poppin' Box

Monday, May 22, 2017
May was the last CARD CLUB for this session.  I thought it would be fun to end it with a bang.
This is the fun tray and cube that the ladies made which was cased from Gemma. 

It was fun to make it all together.  I just love this group of ladies and we would love to have you join us as well.  The next CARD CLUB session will start back up in September, but if all goes well with recovery I would love to have a class or two in the summer months using some of the new products from the Catalog that comes out June 1st.
We usually make 3 cards at CARD CLUB using a new technique or product so stay tuned for the other 2 cards that we made.
I would love to have you join us - please contact me HERE if you would like to join us.
DETAILS:
We meet the third Monday of each month starting in September.
This is a HOSTESS CLUB so there is a minimum purchase you each will make.  It all depends on how many are in the club.  If we get a full club of 10 then your minimum purchase is only $15.00
One of the months you will be the hostess and will earn the hostess benefits from all sales.
You may earn more in sales by inviting a friend to join during the month you are the hostess.  Or you can get outside orders to increase your sales.

We are now into the final week of the Retiring Products. Did you take the chance to place your order for your favorite items that are retiring?  Don't delay because May 31st is the final day to place an order from that list.  Please remember that everything is WHILE SUPPLIES LAST.
Here are the links to the retiring products:
Keep in mind that only SOME of the items are on sale, but they all are WHILE SUPPLIES LAST
The Clearance Rack has been updated so be sure to check that out.  Products are While Supplies Last and everything is discounted.

You can place your order HERE and please use this new hostess code for the month of May
BZKUWBKH.  This code will stay current until NOON on May 30th.
Thanks for stopping by!
Christi

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Sentimental Sunday

Sunday, May 21, 2017
Here are some snapshots of my Mothers Day last Sunday
 My 88 yr old mother with Sweet Lily. Lily makes 29 great grand children
 The whole gang
 Lily is fully sitting by herself. What a little dolly!
 Gifts from the kids and Dale
This corsage from Jeff, Jess and the kids represents Me as the white flower, and there is one pink rose represents Julie and two yellow roses for Jeff and Joey.  What a well thought out gift!  I haven't had a corsage in YEARS!! I felt very special and loved wearing it to church.
My mind started churning when I saw this beautiful card from Julie and the kids. Always wondering how I could duplicate it.
 So thankful to have all my kids with me that day!
 Gramma and the 4 grands
Four generations with Sweet Lily
I hope you all had a fabulous Mother's Day like I did
Thanks for stopping by!
Christi
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Post Surgery Up Date

Saturday, May 20, 2017
I am writing this post on Friday night to let you know how surgery went on my left foot today (Friday).
I found it quite interesting that I have a totally different bandage this time around.  Last time my bandage was just up over my ankle a bit, but this one has a hard, splint (partial cast) all the way up to my knee.  Maybe just a little more protection because the right foot is still not 100% normal.
Quoting the doctor/surgeon - This foot was not a bad as the first but the ligament definitely had to come out because it was diseased.  Not exactly what that meant but I'm certainly glad it is over and I can start the healing process.
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Thank You for Your Gift of Love

Friday, May 19, 2017
Another big day for me.  I head into surgery again this afternoon to have the left foot corrected from severe Plantar Fascia and bone spur.  I'm looking at another 6 weeks of no weight bearing.  I've got classes planned for my COME STAMP WITH ME TUESDAY and hope to be able to have you join me already on May 30th. My sister is here from New Jersey and will take charge of my care until she leaves early on the 29th.
I needed to stock up on my thank you notes because of everyone helping out during my time recovering.  This one is one that the ladies made at the May Stamp A Stack Classes.  The SUCCULENT GARDEN Designer Paper makes up some gorgeous cards.
STAMPS: Gift of Love (Hostess Exclusive)
Card Stock: Whisper White, Calypso Coral, Old Olive, Succulent Garden DSP
INK: Calypso Coral
Fun Stuff: May Flowers Thinlits, Organza Ribbon

May 31st is the final day to place an order from the RETIRING LIST list.  Please remember that everything is WHILE SUPPLIES LAST.
Here are the links to the retiring products:
Keep in mind that only SOME of the items are on sale, but they all are WHILE SUPPLIES LAST
The Clearance Rack has been updated so be sure to check that out.  Products are While Supplies Last and everything is discounted.
You can place your order HERE and please use this new hostess code for the month of May
BZKUWBKH This Hostess Code will be good through May 30th.  A new Hostess Code will be in effect after that for the month of June.
Thanks for stopping by!
Christi
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Seaside Shore

Thursday, May 18, 2017
This is one of the cards that was out for the ladies to make at the may Stamp a Stack Classes. The SEASIDE SHORE Stamp Set is carried over to the NEW Catalog, but the BY THE SHORE Designer Paper is on the Retired List. If you want to get your hands on some of this fun paper check out the links below.
I would love to have you join us for a Stamp a Stack Class. Please contact me HERE of more information
May 31st is the final day to place an order from the RETIRING LIST list.  Please remember that everything is WHILE SUPPLIES LAST.
Here are the links to the retiring products:
Keep in mind that only SOME of the items are on sale, but they all are WHILE SUPPLIES LAST
The Clearance Rack has been updated so be sure to check that out.  Products are While Supplies Last and everything is discounted.
You can place your order HERE and please use this new hostess code for the month of May
BZKUWBKH This Hostess Code will be good through May 30th.  A new Hostess Code will be in effect after that for the month of June.
Thanks for stopping by!
Christi
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Love You Lots

Wednesday, May 17, 2017
You've Got a Friend in ME!! and I am grateful for all of you!
A HUGE Thank You to all of you who placed an online order during the month of April.  It is only because of you that I can keep my Stampin' Up! business alive!!  I truly love holding all the classes and having everyone pop in on a Tuesday for my COME STAMP WITH ME Class.
STAMPS: Love You Lots - this is a Hostess Exclusive Stamp Set which is on the retiring list
Card Stock: Basic Black, Pop of Pink DSP, Real Red, Whisper White, Silver Foil
INK: Basic Black
Fun Stuff: Layering Circles Framelits

Here are the links to the retiring products:
RETIRING BUNDLES
EVERYTHING ELSE
Keep in mind that only SOME of the items are on sale, but they all are WHILE SUPPLIES 


Please use this NEW Hostess Code for the month of May
BZKUWBKH
Thanks for stopping by!
Christi

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Anniversary Wishes

Tuesday, May 16, 2017
One of the favorite Designer Papers in the Occasions Catalog is from the Falling in Love Suite.  You can believe that it sold out super fast when the RETIRING LIST came out.
The stamp set used from that suite is called Falling For You.  I love the simple elegance of this card and it will be out at one of my Tuesday classes for the ladies to make.

Here are the links to the retiring products:
RETIRING BUNDLES
EVERYTHING ELSE
Keep in mind that only SOME of the items are on sale, but they all are WHILE SUPPLIES LAST
You can place your order by clicking HERE
Please use this NEW Hostess Code for the month of May
BZKUWBKH
Thanks for stopping by!
Christi

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Bridal Shower Gift Card

Monday, May 15, 2017
Another one of my day care kids is getting married!! I was not able to attend her bridal shower because it was the same weekend that I was at the ONSTAGE LOCAL event for Stampin' Up! in Toronto.
I'm not sure how old Kyra was in these photos, but isn't she beautiful!!  I made so many photo albums of the kids and now am gifting them away to them on special occasions.  This photo is taken from one of those albums.
This is a 5x7 note that I made to go in with her gift.  I used TIMELESS TEXTURES and BEST BIRDS stamp sets.
Along with her gift I wanted to add a gift card so this is the card that I made.  I used GRATEFUL BUNCH, FALLING FOR YOU, and DELICATE DETAILS Stamp sets.
This is how it looks on the inside.
I am looking forward to her wedding reception on Saturday.  She will make a beautiful Bride!! How do I know that??
One Halloween she came dressed as a bride. Precious, precious memories!!
I love them all so very much and am thankful to still be a part of their lives.
May 31st is the final day to place an order from the RETIRING LIST list.  Please remember that everything is WHILE SUPPLIES LAST.
Here are the links to the retiring products:
Keep in mind that only SOME of the items are on sale, but they all are WHILE SUPPLIES LAST
The Clearance Rack has been updated so be sure to check that out.  Products are While Supplies Last and everything is discounted.
You can place your order HERE and please use this new hostess code for the month of May
BZKUWBKH
Thanks for stopping by!
Christi
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Happy Mother's Day!

Sunday, May 14, 2017
Happy Mother's Day!
In a quest to use up my retired Designer Paper, I made this card to give to my mom today.
I loved the English Garden Designer Paper as soon as it came out and I bought several packs of it, which, of course, meant that I had a lot of leftovers when it retired.  I share cards using retired products because I figure that you could be a lot like me and other stampers that purchased it and have extra laying around and need inspiration.  However, if you do not have this paper you can always use this as a layout inspiration!!
STAMPS: Non SU (sorry - Unity Stamps)
Card Stock: Whisper White, Soft Suede, English Garden Designer Paper, Blushing Bride, Mossy Meadow, Gold Glimmer
INK: Blushing Bride
Fun Stuff: Butterflies Thinlits Dies, Medium Oval Punch (R), Scalloped Oval Punch (R), Blushing Bride Stitched Satin Ribbon (R), Gold Cord (R), Glue Dots
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Christi

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Cookie Cutter Halloween for an Anniversary

Saturday, May 13, 2017
Halloween?? In May??
Oh, no, my friend who LOVES Halloween had her wedding anniversary this month and when I saw this cute card on Pinterest I knew I HAD to make it up for her and her hubby.
So, so fun to make and she absolutely loved it!!
If you were smart enough to purchase the Cookie Cutter Halloween Stamp Set, and the Halloween Designer Paper you can duplicate this OR you can use other stamps and paper to make it your own.

We are now into the final month of the Retiring Products. Did you take the chance to place your order for your favorite items that are retiring?  Don't delay because May 31st is the final day to place an order from that list.  Please remember that everything is WHILE SUPPLIES LAST.
Here are the links to the retiring products:
Keep in mind that only SOME of the items are on sale, but they all are WHILE SUPPLIES LAST
The Clearance Rack has been updated so be sure to check that out.  Products are While Supplies Last and everything is discounted.

You can place your order HERE and please use this new hostess code for the month of May
BZKUWBKH.  This code will stay current until NOON on May 30th.
Thanks for stopping by!
Christi
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Sunshine Wishes

Friday, May 12, 2017
This is a card I cased from Michele
 I loved the color combo, but the Designer Paper is being discontinued (you can grab it from the RETIRING LIST) - See below. The Dies are called SUNSHINE WISHES
 I wanted to give it a try with some of our new In-Colors.  This is Fresh Fig, Lemon Lime Twist and Tranquil Tide.  I can't say I was terribly fond of it but I think it is because I loved the original color scheme so much!
Had had a cut out of the HAPPY BIRTHDAY sitting on my desk (this is a sneak peak for what is in the new catalog) and thought I would make a clean and simple card with the same layout.
We are now into the final month of the Retiring Products. Did you take the chance to place your order for your favorite items that are retiring?  Don't delay because May 31st is the final day to place an order from that list.  Please remember that everything is WHILE SUPPLIES LAST.
Here are the links to the retiring products:
Keep in mind that only SOME of the items are on sale, but they all are WHILE SUPPLIES LAST
The Clearance Rack has been updated so be sure to check that out.  Products areWhile Supplies Last and everything is discounted.
You can place your order HERE and please use this new hostess code for the month of May
BZKUWBKH
Thanks for stopping by!
Christi
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Team Shares

Thursday, May 11, 2017
Time to spotlight the talents of my team!!
Donne shared this cute box that is made from the Envelope Punch Board that holds a Resses Peanut Butter Cup or a couple Ghiradelli chocolate candies.
Donne also shared some beautiful cards with us.  This one is made from the Succulent Garden DSP, but it is  also a great layout idea for any Designer Paper that you might have on hand.
One of the newest favorite stamp sets from the Occasions Catalog is High Tide!  So thankful it is carried over into the New Catalog!
 So simple and pretty! White embossing on Mint Macron and just a touch of coloring in with markers. The stamp set she used is Flourishing Phrases
So, so cute!  Donne used multiple colors to stamp behind the dragon flies.
One last card from Donne - she shared how she stamped directly on the Designer Paper! I love it! then she added a bee cut out from the Delicate Dragonflies Thinlits Dies. Stamp Set: Garden in Bloom
Jodie, one of our new members shared these next cards.  This stamp set Cool Treats is carried over to the New Catalog!  YAY!!
 These next 2 are from the Eastern Palace Suite
 Great color combos!
At the April Team Meeting I issued a challenge to the gals. I gave each one of them a sheet of the Glassine Sheets from the Occasions Catalog and asked them to make something with it.  I love how Jodie used hers as the back drop for her yummy ice cream cone.
This beautiful card was made by Lynda and she used the Glassine Sheet Challenge by adding a butterfly to her card - isn't this card stunning!! Stamp Set: Birthday Blooms
 This is one of the cards that Lynda is featuring at her card class.  Stamp Set: Thoughtful Banners
This one, too... I just love it!!  I never bought the fruit designer paper and now I feel I've missed out because this card is adorable. Stamp Set: Jar of Love
Jodie was the winner of our door prize drawing, I made some boxes with the Window Box Thinlits Dies and put some treats inside.  The gals get a ticket for coming, a ticket for sharing, and the ones who participated in the challenge. Stamp Set: Foxy Friends
We have so much fun at our team meetings and we all wish you would join our team so you can join our meetings.  Click HERE to sign on.  Don't want to hold classes?  No problem - there is no further commitment, and if you want to only be a hobby demonstrator and get the demonstrator discount, that's perfectly fine too!  In fact that is how most of my team handles their demonstrator-ship. Feel free to contact me HERE if you have any questions.
We are now into the final month of the Retiring Products. Did you take the chance to place your order for your favorite items that are retiring?  Don't delay because May 31st is the final day to place an order from that list.  Please remember that everything is WHILE SUPPLIES LAST.
Here are the links to the retiring products:
Keep in mind that only SOME of the items are on sale, but they all are WHILE SUPPLIES LAST
The Clearance Rack has been updated so be sure to check that out.  Products are While Supplies Last and everything is discounted.

You can place your order HERE and please use this new hostess code for the month of May
BZKUWBKH.  This code will stay current until NOON on May 30th.
Thanks for stopping by!
Christi
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