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April 30th, 2018

     Stampin’ Up!’s March Paper Pumpkin was Awesome!! In celebration of Paper Pumpkin’s 5 year Anniversary all Paper Pumpkin subscribers received this Wood Accent embellishment pack! It’s so pretty! This kit is right up my ally, I LOVE flowers, and then to make them antique-shabby chic…well, what’s not to love about it!

WMMARpaperpumpkin Collage

     I buy two kits every month, sometimes I sell the second kit if I don’t need it. Sometimes I use my kits to make goodies for our Bible Study group that meets at our house, sometimes as Card Buffet favors for my customers or customer thank you’s. I put these in a retired Crumb Cake envelope to send out as thank you’s. I like to send cards to my customers with a handwritten note on a seperate piece of paper…usually the Memories and More Card Packs fulfill this purpose…that way they can reuse the card and send it to one of their loved ones.

     If you haven’t tried Paper Pumpkin, now is a good time. If you sign up for the month to month subscription, you get the first two months at 50% off! You have to sign up by May 10th to get this deal! You can cancel your subsription at any time. (It must be canceled by the 10th of the month in order to not receive that months kit)

     Part of the fun of Paper Pumpkin is that it is a surprise every month!! The anticipation is so fun! Plus, they are even prettier in person than in the pictures!

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April 23rd, 2018

    Another short blog post. These are the other 3 cards I offered at my April 10th Card Buffet. I LOVE this adorable bunny card. A friend of mine has another grandaughter on the way, so I got to use this card this month! The Flirty Flamingo Classic Stampin’ Pad and Card Stock are only going to be available until supplies last since they are retiring at the end of May. Get them while you still can!

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    I also really love this bottom card, the wood and the roses is such a pretty combination and it’s a quick card to make.

    If you would like to order any of these products, I would be happy to be your demonstrator, if you don’t already have one. Just click on the products you would like and it will take you to my store! All the products for each of these cards are posted below.

    If you have a question about products, technique or just want to leave a comment or suggestion, please leave it in the comment box below all the products, and I will get back to you.

   Please remember to use the Hostess Code at checkout!

 

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April 16th, 2018

     Just a quick post here to show you some of the stamping fun, we’re having at my Card Buffet Class! WMAPRIL CB 2018

     These are 3 of the 6 cards my ladies got to choose from. The other 3 will be in next weeks blog post.

    I’m sorry for such a short post. My husband was just diagnosed with Lymphoma and our lives have become chaotic and I’m not functioning as well as I usually do. We think he is going to be fine, but it’s going to be a rough road for awhile.

     I hope these note cards either inspire you to send someone you love and care about a quick note, or to sit down and give yourself a little creating time…so you can later send someone a quick note.

    If you are looking for and don’t already have a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, I would happy to be yours! I’m happy to answer product and technique questions.  If I know, I’ll tell you the answer. If I don’t know, I’ll find you the answer! I would be thrilled if you left a comment, question or suggestion in the comments section below all the products.

  All of the products used in my projects are available in my online store, just click on the products you would like and it will take you directly to my store!

  Please remember to use the Hostess Code at checkout!

 

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April 9th, 2018

     Now that we have 8 people in our immediate family, we group all of our birthdays into 3 events per year. The “boys” Curtis, Cyle  and Zach are all in February and March. So we do a Winter bday celebration with them. Our Spring bday celebration includes Stephanie’s April bday and Brian and Lindsay’s May bday’s. The Fall bday’s are mine in September and Courtney’s in October. With work and social schedules, it works better to narrow it down to 3 celebrations each year.

WMBoys bdays Collage

     These are the cards I made for my sons, can you guess which card goes with which son? We celebrated at the best burger place EVER…Burger Saloon in Woodland, Ca. They have about 30 burgers to choose from…we have not been disappointed yet!

    This is not the first time we’ve seen Zach eat a burger with everything but the kitchen sink on it! And, Yes, he finished it…not to mention the fries he ate too! And don’t let that “sourpuss” look fool you on Cyle’s face, it’s a game he has always played with his Mom, and now with me, lol! He is a kind-hearted, would take the shirt off his back for a friend, kind of person. The photo bombers are Stephanie, who is sitting beside my son…the one with the chesire cat grin…(and I might add, just as mischievious as the chesire cat, lol). Across from her is Lindsay, our daughter, (Zach’s wife). Courtney, our oldest daughter, (Cyle’s wife), missed the photo bomb opportunity. She’s the one with long blond hair in the bottom right photo.

boys Collage

     If you would like to order any of these products, I would be happy to be your demonstrator, if you don’t already have one. Just click on the products you would like and it will take you to my store! All the products for each of these cards are posted below.

     If you have a question about products, technique or just want to leave a comment or suggestion, please leave it in the comment box below all the products, and I will get back to you.

   Please remember to use the Hostess Code at checkout!

 

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April 2, 2018

     These are the cards we made at my March Card Buffet. This is how a Card Buffet works; everyone can do any 6 cards they wish. They can do one of each, two cards in 3 different designs, all 6 in the same design…whatever combination they like! They can even buy extra card kits to stamp. It makes it easy to customize your choices for the cards you need to send to friends and family.

WMWP MarCB

     The Cross card could have been used for Easter, Sympathy, Encouragement, Baptism… I offered a lot of different sentiments for the inside of the cross card to be sure everyone had one that worked for them. Which is your favorite? Which one’s would you have chosen if you’d have come to the class? I’m not sure which is my favorite…maybe the Bubble Over…or the Marina Mist Lovely Wishes in the center…hmmm, hard to decide…they were all fun to design and make 🙂

     I blog about a month in advance, it’s less stressful for me. The collage below are pics taken at the February Card Buffet. I love these ladies, they are so much fun!! The lady in the top photo on the right, I’ve known since I was 15 years old!!! Her name is Marleen, one of the sweetest persons you could ever meet! We grew up together and our kids grew up together, this girl has seen me through thick and thin! I can’t imagine where I’d have ended up without her. Not pictured is my friend Kristine, she helps me at each Card Buffet, I seriously could not do this without her. She is a very good friend and helped me so much when I was down with my back injury. In fact, she takes all the photos, too! We watch the Walking Dead with her and her husband…I know, creepy…but it really is a good story!!

     The bottom left photo, the woman on the right is Jeanne, I’ve known her since my kids were just toddlers! Her daughter used to babysit my kids. She’s a very special friend of mine too, always supportive, loyal and fun to stamp with!  Across from her is Cathy, we’ve been stamping together forever! She makes some really beautiful and complex cards! Some of the rest of the women I’ve known for quite awhile, and some are new stamping buddies. Each one is a joy to be around and they make my events so fun!!

WMFEBCBpics Collage

     If you are looking for and don’t already have a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, I would happy to be yours! I’m happy to answer product and technique questions.  If I know, I’ll tell you the answer. If I don’t know, I’ll find you the answer! I would be thrilled if you left a comment, question or suggestion in the comments section below all the products.

  All of the products used in my projects are available in my online store, just click on the products you would like and it will take you directly to my store!

  Please remember to use the Hostess Code at checkout!

 

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