#799 – Grateful Heart – August 24, 2019

The one thing that came to mind during my birthday yesterday was “gratitude”.  How thankful I am for friends, family, pets, beautiful weather, jobs I love…just very blessed.  A quality life involves appreciation and I truly feel content.  I love this mug I received from my dear friend Giselle.  I have been friends with this group of ladies for over 35 years.  It seems just like yesterday!!!

These ladies look like a lot of fun.  Why let a number define you.  Be YOU!!!

Beautiful card received from my stampin’ friend, Cindy Pietrowski.  She used the Bird Ballad Suite (pg. 91)

Fun Fold

What is a great way to spend a birthday?
Visiting Edwards Apple Orchard on opening day with family.
It was not crowded and the weather was perfect!
This meal was shared by three people; that way everyone got a sampling of everything. 🙂

Pie or cake?  I prefer pie for my birthday!  French Silk is always a good choice!

Winner for today’s drawing is:  Debi Hagberg
Look for happy mail!!!

Saturday Smiles…

#798 – Family Party – August 23, 2019

It’s FLEET WEEK for birthdays at our house!  Today is my milestone birthday…the parties just keep coming!

Page #: 62-63  (Blue card to the far left)
Stamps: Birthday Goodness
CS/DSP: Bermuda Bay, Pool Party, Pumpkin Pie, So
Saffron, and Whisper White Cardstock
Ink/Coloring Tools: Coastal Cabana, Daffodil Delight,
Pumpkin Pie, and Soft Suede Ink Pads; Watercolor Pencils
Accessories: Mini Library Clips and Whisper White Baker’s
Adhesives: Dimensionals and SNAIL
Tools: Stitched Shapes Dies

Page #: 62-63 (Top card to the far right with the strips of cardstock)
Stamps: Birthday Backgrounds, Birthday Goodness
CS/DSP: Grapefruit Grove, Gorgeous Grape, Highland
Heather, Petal Pink, Purple Posy, Rococo Rose, So Saffron,
and Whisper White Cardstock; Shimmery White Glimmer
Ink/Coloring Tools: Grapefruit Grove, Gorgeous Grape,
Highland Heather, Petal Pink, Purple Posy, Rococo Rose,
and So Saffron Ink Pads; Grapefruit Grove, Highland
Heather, Petal Pink, Rococo Rose, and So Saffron Markers
Accessories: Woven Threads Sequins
Adhesives: Dimensionals, Mini-Glue Dots, Multipurpose
Liquid Glue, and SNAIL
Tools: Tailored Tag Punch
Technique: 2nd generation stamping, markering on stamp

Page #: 62-63 (Bottom pink card on the far right)
Stamps: Birthday Goodness
CS/DSP: Blushing Bride, Petal PInk, Shimmery White, Soft
Seafoam, Vellum, and Whisper White Cardstock; Scalloped
Note Cards and Envelopes
Ink/Coloring Tools: Petal Pink, Rococo Rose, Sahara Sand,
Soft Seafoam, and Stazon Ink Pads; Rococo Rose Marker;
Rococo Rose Ink Refill, Stampin’ Spritzer; Aqua Painter
Accessories: Very Vanilla 3/8″ Lace Scalloped Trim and
Linen Thread
Adhesives: Dimensionals, Mini-Glue Dots, Tear & Tape
Adhesive, and SNAIL
Tools: Flourish Dies and Stitched Shapes Dies; Subtle
Dynamic TIEF
Technique: Water coloring, color spritzing, and marker

#149379 – Family Party – $22.00 (pg. 62) – 36 photopolymer stamps
This is the perfect set to personalize any occasion. There are more great samples in the catalog on pg. 63.

Winner for today’s drawing is:  Karen Roeseler
In honor of my birthday, you will be getting a hand-stamped card and a special gift.  Look out for happy mail!!!

Friday Smiles…

You have to love Pinterest!

Have a wonderful weekend!!!

#797 – Birthday Week – August 22, 2019

Happy Milestone Birthday!

Do you have any $2 bills?  They are always so fun to see!  Thank you Mom and Dad!

A hand-stamped card from Lisa Lange

A hand-stamped card from Cindy Pietrowski

Panda watching the festivities from the top of the cabinets

Lisa also sent a sympathy card for Willow.  Love our little pet sets!  Hugs!

Upcoming Events

Stampin’ Bingo – Thurs., 8/29/19
7 to 9 pm – My Home in Roscoe – $35
Click here for more information and to register

Winner for today’s drawing:  Marsha Muetterties
Look for happy mail!!!

Thursday Smiles…One of the cards Paul received for his birthday.

Outside of his card

Inside of his card  🙂

#796 – Garden Shed – August 21, 2019

There is nothing like playing in the dirt and creating a garden of flowers and vegetables.
Love the “Garden Shed” stamp set (pg. 126 – Annual Catalog).  The card above shows that you don’t have to be detailed when coloring the image.  A little color goes a long way!

Page #: 126-127
Stamps: Garden Shed
CS/DSP: Pool Party, Shimmery White, Pretty Peacock
Kits/M&M: Tags & More kit (washi)
Ink/Coloring Tools: Stazon Black, Versamark, Memento
Black, Pretty Peacock, Soft Suede, Old Olive, Sahara Sand,
Pool Party
Accessories: White Embossing Powder
Adhesives: Snail, Glue Dots
Tools: Aqua Painter

Page #: 126-127
Stamps: Garden Shed
CS/DSP: Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Mint Macaron,
Pressed Petals DSP
Ink/Coloring Tools: Soft Suede, Basic Gray, Old Olive
Blends L/D, Mint Macaron Blends L/D, Pineapple Punch
Blends L, Highland Heather Blends L, Smoky Slate Blends
L, Crumb Cake Blends L/D
Accessories: White Bakers Twine, 5/8” Burlap Ribbon
Adhesives: Snail, Foam Adhesive Strips, Dimensionals, Tear and Tape

#149247 – Garden Shed – $23.00 (6 cling stamps)

Events Coming Up

Stampin’ Bingo – Thurs., 8/29/19
7 to 9 pm – $35
Prizes, Make & Takes, Refreshments, Fun!
No one goes home empty handed
Click here for more information and to register

My super smart nephew, Evan, is helping me master social media, before he heads off to college.  He is going to accomplish great things!

Winner for today’s drawing is:  Barbe Powell
Look for happy mail!!!

Wednesday Smiles…