More new samples…

Good morning!  I managed to squeeze in a tiny, tiny bit of stamping last night.  These were very quick cards, but I think they turned out really cute.  You can tell that I like my punches when I am in a hurry! These cards ALL use Window Dressing (a Level 3 Hostess Set) and Heard from the Heart (a new stamp set that you will be able to purchase in the new catalog).  They also…

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Be Happy & Eat Cake!

Be Happy (page 48, $20.95) Eat Cake (page 40, $25.95) I wanted to show you a couple more samples using two of my favorite “Retiring” stamp sets.  I love the colors of the top card (even though Taken with Teal didn’t photograph too well) and I love the “masculine look” of the birthday card.  These two cards were made using a few retired accessories, too, but I hope you enjoy the ideas any way. Tomorrow…

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Father’s Day Photos

Just wanted to share a few photos from the day in celebration of Father’s Day.  We feel so blessed to have Charles’ dad for another Father’s Day.  He is a 2-time Cancer Survivor and was originally diagnosed when Lindsey was only 1 year old.  The year Sarah was born (almost 11 years ago!) he had a Stem Cell Transplant — way before those words were common household terms!  He is a walking miracle and we…

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Thank Ewe!!!

I feel so very, very thankful tonight.  I feel like I should start a huge list of things to be thankful for so that I can look at it over and over again!!  In one day alone, we have had numerous things happen in which to be thankful.  I give all glory and praise to God!!! I wanted to share one last part of the equation from today.  As we were leaving the hospital about…

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Surgery today……

Good morning.  It is surgery day for us……..Charles is going in for a second attempt at ablating his heart.  He has a rather complicated scenario that the doctors are having a fun time working with!  So, we will try again today to see if we can correct the problem.  Please check back later for a post.  As soon as we get to a room where I can have access to the web, I will post. …

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More birthday news…

Hello to all of you!  I hope your Monday morning is off to a great start!  I just can’t wait to tell you guys about my fun weekend and the great birthday presents that arrived a little bit late………but they were SO worth the wait!  My special girlfriend Charley, that moved to Phoenix a few years ago, sent me a fabulous package on Saturday.  It was full of several small gifts — personalized notepads in…

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Graduation Card

Good morning!  Yesterday was Lindsey’s Middle School graduation.  She is now an “official” high school student!  I am feeling a bit older today, now that I have TWO high school kids!  This card was made for Lindsey and I am making a few more (in the appropriate school colors) for my neice and some other friends.  I used some chipboard stars, colored them with White Craft Ink, and added the rhinestone brads for a feminine…

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Birthday Weekend!!!

       Good morning!!!  I hope you all had a fabulous Memorial Day weekend!  Our weekend was so full of happy moments.  I have to share the highlights with you guys………thanks for letting me skip the Stampin’ Stuff today……….it is all about family today! We started our weekend by cleaning up the house and smoking two very large briskets so we could enjoy birthday festivities and entertaining friends over the weekend.  We had a small family…

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Hello from Florida!

Just a quick post to let you know that we made it here safely and this place is gorgeous!  The weather is almost the same as Texas, so not much difference there!  I only forgot one big, major thing — my camera!  I am so bummed — you know how I take photos of everything!  So, this post will seem very boring to most of you!!!!  I am going to solve that problem tomorrow, though,…

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State Bible Drill Results

I couldn’t wait to let you guys know that Sarah earned the honors of “Winner State Perfect” at the State Bible Drill competition on Friday night.  We were so proud of her!!!!  She only missed one last year, but she is somewhat of a perfectionist (not sure where those genes came from) and deeply desired to earn a Perfect Score this year.   She was, and still is, on “cloud 9”.   Many of you probably don’t…

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