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Birthday Celebration…

Stampin’ Up is having a Birthday Stamp Sale for one day only, October 23, 2018.

I just had to let you know. If you were waiting for the opportunity to get some awesome stamps as gifts for the holidays or just for yourself you need not wait any longer.

Check out the video above, and the flyer below.  Then contact me or go directly to my Stampin’ Up! site and order away. Just don’t miss out on this awesome one day only sale.


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If you have your own demonstrator be sure to contact them for more information about this sale. If you do not have a demonstrator then I would love to have your business and will be happy to help you with your order or any questions regarding Stampin’ Up! products.




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Happy Tuesday

As I sit here to write this post I am in a quandary. I have a gazillion things I need to get done yet I’m just not feeling it today.

Here are a few of the reason I have come up with so far.

  1. It is overcast and looks like we might have a nice monsoon/haboob storm.
  2. I was working on my computer all day yesterday and I used a lot of my brain power so today the brain is in shutdown mode.
  3. Since I had to work on my computer all day yesterday, I had to stay up late to finish a couple craft projects.
  4. Takara (my furry, four legged, beautiful baby girl cat) keeps jumping up here on my desk and just plopping herself down in front of me wanting to be loved. Now I can’t deny her my attention and love!
  5. My blood sugar was a little high this morning so I walked on the treadmill for 15 min. before breakfast. For breakfast I had a poached egg, 1 cup of beans I made yesterday, and 10 raspberries. I know it sounds awful but it is filling and there are no carbs just protein.
  6. Plus hubby is at work so I have all day to get stuff done, no need to rush (at least not until the last hour before he comes home) right?

Well, all the above are great excuses not to get my butt in gear, and maybe if I didn’t have a deadline to get some of these projects done then I could take a day off and be lazy. October is just around the corner and I don’t have half the projects done that I had planned on having completed by now. It is crunch time for me right now, so no being lazy!

Nice pep talk but still not feeling it yet!

Takara is still purring away laying across my arms as I type. I love when she is like this because it’s like she can’t get or give enough love fast enough. She is Tonkinese so tends to be quite demanding, very affectionate when she wants to be, playful when she want to be and quite vocal at times. She has definitely been my cat from the day she showed up on our doorstep 11 years ago as a tiny kitten.

I have read that the Tonkinese life expectancy is between 11 and 14 years, I sure hope that the figure is wrong. Awww…So see another reason I need to just sit here and hold her as long as possible. Every minute is so precious with her and I don’t want to take that for granted.

Oh, I almost forgot. This past weekend was my husbands birthday and a while back I had asked him what he wanted for his birthday, he said “nothing, except maybe some good bar-b-que.” meaning his favorite BBQ place. So on his birthday we went up to the city and I took him over to his favorite BBQ place and they were closed because of cooler issues so they wouldn’t be open until maybe the next day if they could fix the problem. Needless to say we were both disappointed. I took him to his next almost favorite place but I could tell he wasn’t as excited.

I was very upset because everything I had planned to surprise him with this week fell apart. So I felt that his birthday was a complete disaster.

This man loves his “techy toys” and has just about everything he wants as far as that stuff goes. He is also an artist (like the drawing kind) so he has all the art supplies that he needs and wants for now.  He doesn’t do any kind of woodworking or carpentry so he doesn’t need any tools. He is good at taking care of the yard and maintaining the plants but doesn’t really have the time now that he is working all these crazy hours.

So as a surprise on Tuesday July 17, I had called a landscaper/gardener to come trim the tree and clean up the bushes out front and fix the irrigation system for him. The lady said that she would call me right back with the day and time later in the week that they could come out, but she never did. I called a couple other places the next day but they were going to charge extra for coming out of town (they were out of my budget anyway). That was a failed gift for my husband.

Now do you see why I was so upset? I really felt like crying because I had nothing else planned to give him.

Low and behold as we pulled into our driveway, after coming back from the city on Friday, there were two people in our yard just finishing picking up the debris from the tree and bushes. Our yard was totally transformed, it looked so good and we were both surprised. It was the lady I had talked to on Tuesday and her husband. The husband had fixed the irrigation system and then showed my husband what he did and how to repair it on his own. They were awesome and very reasonable in price.

Thank you Lord for once again answering my prayer!

It turned out to be a good day after all and no tears were shed.

Ok, after a few interruptions (phone calls, cats fighting, dryer stopping/ folding clothes and potty breaks) while writing this post it is now lunch time. So I must go and do another blood check and then eat accordingly.

Thank you for sticking around with me as I rambled on this morning. I do feel better and like I will get most of the stuff on my list of thing to do today done. Thank YOU!

Have a great day and do something positive today.



P.S. No storm yet but still semi-overcast and ugly looking outside.


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Card Class June 23,2018

This month we are going to be making Birthday cards, four to be exact. We will also be making a little project that can also be a gift to go along with one of the Birthday cards.

Below are a few pictures of the sample cards that we will be making in this class.

All the product and materials needed to complete all four of these cards, and the project will be provided.

Refreshments will be provided.

Class Date:  Saturday, June 23, 2018.

Class Time:  10:00 am to noon.

Class Fee:  $15.00

Class Sign Up:  Please RSVP by June 20, 2018. Please call 520-509-1209 to reserve your seat.

Be sure to bring a friend for our Birthday celebration card class. We are going to have a lot of fun, after all it is a “Birthday Party”.

Hope to see you all there.




If you would like to purchase one or one of each of the card kits then you can also call the number above to place your order or contact me through my contact page here or email me at

Each kit will contain everything you will need to complete that card including adhesive, dimensionals and an instructions sheet with all the measurements so you can recreate your own cards.

Each kit costs $5.00 which already includes shipping and handling. U.S. Only.

All four kits for $18.50 which includes shipping and handling. U.S. Only.



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June Paper Pumpkin


Because perfectly coordinated products have always been one of Stampin’ Up!’s key strengths they designed June’s Paper Pumpkin kit as a stepping stone to the spectacular Broadway Bound suite on p. 68–69 of the 2018–2019 annual catalog. Wooh!

Our uniquely designed June kit and coordinating suite give you the opportunity to expand your experience from crafting with a single kit to creating with a full range of products offered by Stampin’ Up! . . . and this in turn opens the door to your being able to discover more about Stampin’ Up!’s full product line.

Don’t these colors remind you of the good old days of summer? This is a fun and refreshing Birthday suite that will be a hit no matter what their age.
So don’t miss out on this unique pairing and sign up for your own June Paper Pumpkin Kit today, or at least by June 10, 2018.
Please contact me if you have any questions on signing up for Paper Pumpkin or about ordering any of the products from the New 2018 -2019 Annual Catalog. If you have your own local Demonstrator please be sure to contact them with any questions. Otherwise I would be happy to have your business and be your Demonstrator.
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Happy Birthday!!!

Well this week we (the United States of America) celebrated our Independence on the 4th of July, Birthday #1. By the way I hope that everyone enjoyed the fireworks, all the cook outs, picnics, parades and celebrations. I love the fireworks, I always have and this year we watched the from the comfort of our own home from our second story loft window from our near by town and one city a few miles away, it was wonderful. We stayed home only because this was Jackson’s first 4th of July and we didn’t really know how he would handle the noise from the neighbors fireworks and such (which no one did let off any in our neighborhood this year, it was very quiet).

Speaking of Jackson, this past Wednesday July 5th, 2017 was officially the 6th week of Jackson becoming a part of our little family. Poor boy doesn’t realize that he has to go get his rabies vaccine shot tomorrow morning, what a way to celebrate his 6 week birthday with us. Birthday #2.

In a couple weeks my husband will be celebrating his birthday and I asked him what he wanted or wanted to do….I heard that, get your mind out of the gutter….to celebrate. He actually surprised me and said all he wanted to do, if he had the day off, is to go to the movies and maybe out to dinner. Wow…have we gotten boring or what? Man I never thought that we would ever get to this point in our lives when we were content to stay home on the 4th of July or go to the movies and maybe dinner for our birthday. I guess this is what getting old is really like! Happy Birthday to another year older #3.

So since there seems to be a Birthday theme going on this month I came up with two Birthday cards and two cards that could be used as Thank You, birthday, just because or what ever. Below are pictures of the samples. In this class we are also going to be making a little something extra that can be given as a gift or you may want to just keep it for yourself to use. I will not be showing pictures of the later only because it is a fun surprise for attendees only. For more details about the class please refer to my Stampin’ Up site.

Now these are the two Birthday cards that I designed myself.

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This card I copied from Rachel Durtschi she is a Stampin’ Up Demonstrator and she has the step by step instructions on her site if you would like to go check her out.

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Now this card was created by Kim McGillis whom is also a Stampin’ Up Demonstrator you should go check out all her beautiful cards as well.

These last two cards are the ones that can be used for Thank You, Birthday, Friend, Just because, or whatever you may need a card for. The stamps used on both these cards came from the same stamp set – Wood Words Stamp Set from Stampin’ Ups Annual 2017-2018 Catalog. This stamp set pairs perfectly with the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack (which I used a couple strips on the last card as part of the background), the Wood Crate Framelits Dies, the 1/4″Copper Trim and the 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon. Please go to my Stampin’ Up site to order any or all of the above listed items to recreate these last two cards on your own.

The paper and stamp sets used on the first two cards are also from the Stampin’ Up Annual 2017-2018 Catalog and can be found on my Stampin’ Up shop site as well.

My Stampin’ Up Website says that we are going to be making 3 Thank You card and 1 Birthday card but I changed that to 2 Birthday cards and 2 cards that can be used for any occasion of your choice. Everything else is correct for the class description. Looking forward to seeing you there!

Have a wonderful weekend!



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June 10, 2017 – Card Class

Just wanted to remind you all that Wednesday, June 7, 2017 is the dead line to sign up for the card class on June 10, 2017. Please go to my website to sign up or email me at

Below are pictures of the cards that we will be making in class.

This is my design.

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I got this lay out and idea from Pinterest and followed the link to  Stamping Up North with Laurie. Her cards are simple and clean, I love those kinds of cards.

This one I also got off Pinterest but there was no link to follow. The credit for this card design goes to Sheila Terlep at Stampin’ Up.

I got this layout off Pinterest and after I had looked at the picture I figured well it doesn’t look all that hard I can figure this out. I did figure it out on the first try and it wasn’t hard but it does look really cool. When I sat down to write this blog I followed the link to Inker’s Workshop and what do you know they have all the steps written out for you. Yeah I feel real stupid right now, someone made it simple for us but I had to do it the hard way and figure it out on my own. Daaaaaaaaaaaah

Ok, two of these cards are specifically for Birthday but the other two can be used as Father’s Day, Birthday or whatever. If you would like to purchase any one or all of these card kits they will be available in my store on June 9, 2017. Or you can attend my card class on June 10, 2017 and we will be making all of these cards in class.

Please go to my website for more details about the class and to sign up.

Thanks for stopping by hope to see you on Saturday!




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May Card Class

Here we go, the long awaited May Card Class!

We are going to have class on Saturday May 27, 2017 at 10 am.

We will be making: 1 Birthday Card – 1 Sympathy Card – 1 Thank You Card

Class Cost is: $15.00 per person.

Below are pictures of the cards we will be making…

I will supply everything that you will need to complete each card.

I will provide Coffee, Tea and water.

If you would like to bring a snack to share that would be great. Other than that all you need to bring is yourself and a friend.

Please reserve your seat no later than May 24,2017. Leave a comment below, go to my Stampin’ Up website, go to my contact page, email me directly at or any of these ways to save your seat.

Looking forward to seeing you there..



P.S. We have been doing some changes to the site, so please forgive me if things seem a little out of sorts. It will all be worth it when I am done. Thank you for your patience!