Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Tea Shoppe

This is a simple card but so elegant. This is a card made with the Tea Shoppe Stamp set out of the Occasions Mini. This stamp set it beautiful and perfect to add to your stamp collection. 

I used the flower from the stamp set, stamped in the same baja breeze to give a water mark behind the quote.  It gives your card something special....an extra detail to make your card even better.

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Monday, February 27, 2012

Who doesn't love a simply beautiful card? This is another card that we made at our Occasions Stamp a Stack...I borrowed the idea off a card that I saw some demonstrators made as a make and take at Leadership.

Using the mixed bunch stamp set and the new flowers from the occasions mini this card is so simply and cute and would be great for any occasion.

I hope you will take it and try your own ideas with this card and the flower die cuts in the Occasions Mini.

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Friday, February 24, 2012

To gnome you is to love you

This is one of my new favorite sets and one of my favorite cards. Who doesn't love a cheesy card that just makes you smile, well the gnome set will do just that.

This was one of the cards that we made at last weeks stamp a stack. Perfect for any occasions this card would have even been perfect for valentines. Using sweet shop DSP and amazing in colors this card is so precious!

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Thursday, February 23, 2012

Stupid Flu

Clearly you can tell my my title what I have been dealing with for the last week. We are better, not perfect but at least we are better. 

I have some cute card ideas from a class that I did last thursday that I will be posting but I wanted to get you an update on all things stampin up...There are great new digital downloads available now CLICK HERE

Stampin Up has unveiled the new Diagonal scoring plate for the simply scored tool!
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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day

Won't you be my Valentine? These are the little treats that we made to give out to friends, teachers, etc. I made about 20 of them all together. 

I made 2 different kinds of Valentines Check them out...

I kept these simple for the younger kids we were giving them to...
And these a little more special for the adults. 

I used the top note die and the heart punch as well as the label punch....

I hope you all had a great Valentines Day!!

Monday, February 13, 2012

Not so Valentine, Valentine

I was trying to make a card that was super cute for valentine's but didn't hold to the typical  pink and red theme...I knew the one receiving the card was not a fan of pink...

This super cute card served as 2 birds with one stone, we made this out our downline meeting on Friday night. 
I used sweet shop paper, the new framelits hearts for the big shot and the sweet cake stamp set....
What makes this card even more special is that I used the melon scented embossing powder on the card. The scented embossing powders are so cool and make your cards something even more special! 

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Be my Valentine...

I found these mini boxes of chocolate in the dollar section of target....I turned them into something cute for Addie's awanas teachers...

Here is the close up

I used the new Heart framelits for the big shot and the heart punch, I also used the valentine set out of the Occasions Mini Catalog....

I love valentines...Love is in the air!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Rewind Valentine

So before I share some new ideas for valentines, I wanted to share a few from last year that I love!!

You can see these projects in January and February Archives from last year...

Valentines is one of my favorite holidays, a time to tell people you love them and how much they mean to you....every day should be valentines day, we should tell people that we love them more time is precious. 

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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

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Such a cute set for Spring!!
Get ready for easter with these premade cards and decor!

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Monday, February 6, 2012

My new newsletter....

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Thursday, February 2, 2012

I hope you will take a moment to read.

{This is my Eulogy I plan on giving Friday at my brothers funeral and I wanted to share it with, thank you for your kind words and prayers....I am so greatful}

For those of you who don’t know me I am the baby sister of the family. My Dad suggested that I try and find something humorous to say in my few minutes I had up here, but my husband says that I am not very funny... and I all could think of was stories where Chris contributed to my mischief as a teenager or sharing what it was like having three older brothers...

My mind is flooded with memories of Chris when I was growing up, Christmas’ never lacked entertainment and his smile was contagious. There are so many memories that I could share of him but that’s not why I wanted to speak today.

For the last few months, out of our hours of conversations and things he shared with me, one of those he said many times was that he wanted to do something great for God. I want to help him do that, I know that he wanted to be able to tell each of you the great things that God had done through all of this,  to tell you that God brought this baby sister and my big brother closer together; it allowed us to become friends. He got to enjoy the sound of my children laughing, how to enjoy the little things and God showed him the importance of family and sharing his heart. As a family God used all of this to draw us all closer together, and teach us the value in having one another.  But the greatest of all these is that Chris would want to share is that he gave his heart and life to Christ. Everyday through texts or conversations He wanted everyone to know that he was trusting God. Even the morning of his passing he told mom that he was trusting God all the way.

You don’t have to be a great speaker or someone perfect to do something great for God.  Chris wanted people to see that even at the worst moments in our lives when it seems all hope is gone, God is right there with us.

For He Himself has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” Hebrews 13:5

As I was writing this I wanted Chris so badly to speak up and tell me what he wanted the world to hear, but I already knew, He trusted God even when he said he felt like he could see no way out. In an email he sent to a friend he said “my faith is firmly rooted and I leave it in God's hands. And believe with every fiber, as he is right there with me, always.

As I continued reading through a few of his things I came across something that summed up a great deal of this journey he found himself on. He said “I know this is not only my journey, but one for others as well.” I know that his journey has forever changed me and my family….from emails and phone calls we have received he has done the same for you. My prayer as we face these new days without Chris with us physically that we will hold to the amazing memories of who he was, I pray that each of us will do something great for God like Chris wanted to do, and I pray that if you don’t know Jesus like Chris did, that you will seek Him and find the hope and strength that Chris found.

“16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” John 3:16

On behalf of my parents and my brothers, we want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your kind and loving words, your stories and prayers. Our family will always be missing a piece but we will carry him on with us through our memories.

"God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain; for the former things are passed away" Revelation 21:4

And in the words of Chris’s buddy my 4 year old daughter….Don’t be sad mommy, you don’t have to cry…you will see him again in Heaven…Like every day…