Catching Up and Looking Back Hi Everyone! Today I am going to go back and catch up with some things! But let's get the business things in first! Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog is still active and popular. It has such a variety of new things, it is hard not to get one of each! But remember for every $50.00 purchase from the Occasions Catalog and the Annual Catalog, you will receive a FREE item from the Sale-A-Bration catalogs. Yes, I said catalogs. The 2nd release is here and it has some additional FREE items! So cute! But wait! Starting March 1st through the 31st, Stampin' Up! is offering Sale-A-Bration Coordination! What is that? Well, it will consist of dies for these stamp sets seen in the Sale-A-Bration catalogs: Lasting Lily (Lily Framelits Dies), Hello Cupcake (Call Me Cupcake Thinlits Dies), So Hoppy Together (Hop Around Framelits Dies) and in the 2nd release, Painted Seasons stamp set (Four Seasons Framelits Dies) which is a bundle with some beautiful papers. Also in the Coordination selections is More than Words Photopolymer Stamp Set, and a new Story Label Punch. What a deal! These will be available for purchase, but since I got to pre-order them, I am sooo grateful for the the dies! Saves on the fussy cutting, which I am not great at! If you need any of the above mentioned catalogs, they can be seen by clicking the catalogs on my sidebar or let me know and I will get you one. I have a limited number left though. Now on to sharing my January 27th get together. I held my first official "Card Camp". I supplied everything for 5 cards. Here are the cards that I made as samples... This first one is one that I used for a great Video Boot Camp held by Connie Stewart and Jackie Bolhuis. I made a YouTube video of it..not ready to share to the world just yet - soon though! So all my gals took off on their own. Here are just a few pictures of them and our gathering complete with our food! You know how...
Let's get to summer! Hi All! A lot has happened since my last blog (when was that?). Family is so important to me, and my husband is probably the most important of all. He is finally done with all of his cancer stuff, and we celebrated his last radiation treatment in mid-April. Now with prayers, we won't worry about it any longer. I managed to hold my monthly Craftin' Gals Sunday Gatherings despite the uproar...it was a very important thing to maintain my friendship with many wonderful ladies. We met February 24th and did our Spring of our Four Season Cards (idea from Patti Bennett) using the new (then) Painted Seasons bundle. We also did a purple lily card. Here is the group shot we took. We didn't seem to take pictures of our food for which we are famous for! I believe this is the time we had homemade Vegetable Soup! YUM! On March 24th we did an Easter Card and decorated Styrofoam Eggs for Easter. Using Fabled Friends for both, my egg idea was inspired by Christi Wroe! She does such darling little things, that I tried very hard to make my sample as cute as hers. The gals had a blast using bits of lace, the bunny stamp and blends, flowers from my stash and sequins and such to make some very sweet eggs. Here are some photos and this time we got some great food pics! (HA!) Nee even got some pictures of my Easter decorations...thanks Nee! Then, April 21st, we held yet another Sunday Craftin' Gals Gathering! Same decorations still up since it was just the week after Easter...shhh, they are STILL up! Ha! This time we had a mini tea with tea sandwiches, salads and a fabulous Greek hors d' oeuvre! It was to die for. We did a card camp with only 4 cards, but it was all I could manage at the time. My black and white Thank You card was inspired by Kylie Page, the Varied Vases card was CASED from someone but no name on the picture, the Tropical Card was inspired or CASED...


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