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Only 5 Days Left To Say Farewell!

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As most of you know by now… it’s retirement time!  Oh, not for me… but for some pretty awesome Stampin’ Up! products.  In order to make room for ALL the exciting new products coming in the upcoming catalog we have to say goodbye to some of our favorites.  But the good news is that you can get some of your favorite retiring products for up to 50% OFF!!!  But time is closing in on your opportunity to grab them before they’re gone. Retiring products are only available for the next 5 days (till May 31st) AND only while supplies last. Continue reading

Simple Spring Tablescape

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This is what I call “the calm before the storm”.  We had a simple yet very pretty table for Easter this year.  With just a few punches, some cardstock and chocolate I was able to add the perfect touch to our table. Continue reading

Christmas Sugar Scrub

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A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of sharing a quick and fun DIY project with Mom Connection, a group of young moms at my church.  When I was asked to come up with a creative activity lots of ideas went through my head.  Young moms definitely need to feel loved, appreciated and pampered so I decided to share with them how to make a yummy homemade sugar scrub.  Sugar scrubs are such a simple way to pamper yourself and they make a wonderful gift during the Christmas season. Continue reading

Bible Journaling

I’ve always been a note taker. There’s just something about having a pen or pencil in my hand and recording what I hear or experience that just brings things alive for me.  I have notebooks and journals full of hand scribbled notes, ideas, and doodles.  It’s fun to see that a couple of my kids are drawn to the same creative process and desire.

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Although I’ve always taken notes during church sermons and Bible studies but I’ve not really journaled onto the pages of my Bible other than the typical underlining and a few quick notes in the margin.  I had always saved my thoughts for recording in a separate notebook or journal.  But thanks to fellow artist Stephanie Ackerman I’ve been introduced to a whole new world of actually doing creative journaling IN my Bible.  My favorite new group on Facebook is the Journaling Bible Community organized by artist Shanna Noel.  It has changed the way I come to God’s Word each day. Continue reading

Christmas Bottle Tags

Tonight my Stamp Club gals had a fun night creating Christmas Bottle Tags.  Handmade tags are a great way to personalize a bottle of wine or sparkling cider… or anything that comes in a bottle for that matter.  Any bottle personalized with your handmade tag can make the perfect gift during the Holiday season as well as other special occasions throughout the year.

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I wish you could see just how pretty this tag is.  The Satin Gold Ribbon is so beautiful! Continue reading

FREE “Santa-tizer” Tutorial… My Gift To You

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We all love receiving gifts.  But I’ve found that the joy found in giving can not even compare. This FREE Tutorial is my gift to you.  You will find the link below.

This past week and weekend was fully packed with lots of gift giving and blessings!  I had a wonderful time celebrating my birthday.  Not just any birthday… this was the BiG one!  The BiG FIVE-0!  When did that happen?  Doesn’t seem possible.

But I have to say… my family made this the best birthday ever… regardless of the number.  Have I mentioned just how much I love this man who is a true gift from God to me. Continue reading