Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Happy Anniversary

Rich and I celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary June 1st, we can't believe it. It seems like yesterday.  Our sons Chris and Eric treated us all to a 4 day getaway to St. Augustine, FL at a bed and breakfast and we all had a fabulous time.  It was the first time we have all stayed in the same place away from home.  They both could not get off in June so we celebrated in April.  It was amazing.

Do you know how hard it is to get 6 adults to wear the same colors?  :)  This photo was taken on the upstairs veranda. In back is Chrissy, (son Eric), (son Chris), Elizabeth and of course Rich and I seated.

Just the boys and us.  Love this photo. 

Chris and Eric
Just the two of us!

Southern Wind B&B

 We took in the St. Augustine Distillery on our trolley tour.

Of course I saved this for my scrapbook. :)

 Did a little tasting!  YUM

 We were waiting outside the distillery for the trolley and you have to love this brotherly love going on here. Always clowning around.

Some things never change, they are such cut ups.  :)

Lunch first day at The Floridian.

On another day we went to the St. Augustine Escape room. It was a lot of fun but I am pretty sure us old folks held them back. :)

This was our last night dinner, what a fun time together.

At night we met in the living room with our robes on and played cards together. That was a blast!!!

I thought I would share a little about my non Stampin' UP! world with you.  Thanks for stopping by and come back again to see what I have been stamping.

Sunday, June 24, 2018

NC Demos June Blog Hop - My Favorite New Stamp Set

When I saw the theme for this month (My Favorite New Stamp Set) I wasn't sure which set was my favorite and then I looked at what I have been teaching lately I decided it must be Abstract Impressions.

Here are a couple of things I have made with this cute stamp set.

The card below was a swap card I made and swapped with demos across the US.

This was my work in progress.  Sometimes I just have to take a picture of the process to make me appreciate all the work that does into a swap. The great thing is I make 20 cards just alike and send them to a swap coordinator and she sends us all back 20 different cards.  That way we have 20 different ideas to share with our customers/friends/family.  It is great inspiration for creating something similiar by adding one more thing or changing something.  It is a great jumping off place for us to start.

I used the same set when I made name tags at our June Stamp Camp.  Faith is onE my team and was one of the presenters and I made our name tags using Abstract Impressions and the adorable Stitched Labels Framelits ( I just love the part that looks like a doily. )  So many possibilities. 

Here were all the demonstrators in blue and the stamp campers in red.

Be sure to check out Toni's blog to see what her favorite new stamp set is!


Click on each name for blog hop!

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Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, June 1, 2018


I am having a hard time writing a title to my blog today. I am over excited about 2 things, first it is Rich and my 50th wedding anniversary. It seems like yesterday! I will post more about our celebration with our children and their wives in April.

Now on to the catalog, it goes live today!!! We can all order at 2pm EST June 1st.

I have been pre-ordering lots of new stamps, ink and paper lately and can't wait to share with my customers this Sunday at our NEW CATALOG STAMP CAMP. I will post our projects after our event. Tonight I have been working on cute name tags and will show you those later too.

Here is the new catalog and I know  you are going to love it as much as I do. 


Our new 2018-19 IN COLORS. 

This is a card I made recently for a cross country card swap using new products.  I love the Asbstract Impressions stamp set. It has so many possibilities.


This is a quick card from Stampin' UP!  I love it, clean and simple. 

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