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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

The Pursuit of Happiness...

This great card was created using the Pursuit of Happiness and Circle Circus Stamps Sets. It was quick and easy to create and I LOVE the sentiment stamped. Find you little niche of happiness today and look for the blessings in your life today.

Don't forget...there's only two more days to place orders from the 2011-2012 Stampin' Up Idea Book and Catalog!

Make it an {INK}redible Day!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

2012-2013 In Color Special

This is SUCH AN EXCITING TIME OF YEAR...Soooo get ready for an {INK}redible Special featuring the new Stampin’ Up! In Colors.

This year I am offering an In Color Club. This {INK}redible Package will gather for you all the NEW In Color Products over the next five months so it is a little easier on your purse. AND this club will include the NEW Firm Foam Ink Pads that Stampin' Up! is releasing with the new catalog. These pads are top of the line and I am excited for you to stamp with them!!

The five NEW In Colors are:
Gumball Green
Midnight Muse
Primrose Petals
Raspberry Ripple
Summer Starfruit

There are five monthly payments of $33.49 each (these can be made via paypal or by a credit card). If you wish to join and have me send you a Paypal invoice please remember to include the following info as you email me at
Please include the following information in your email:
1. Name
2. Mailing Address (United States addresses only)
3. Contact Phone Number
4. Which share(s) you would like to reserve (see choices below)
5. Email address for Paypal invoicing

Each month for five months, you will receive the following products in one of the NEW In Colors via snail mail: A photo will be coming soon!!

NEW Style Classic Ink Pad
Classic Ink Refill
1/2 pack of 8 1/2 x 11 Card Stock
4 6x6 sheets from the In Color Patterns Stack
4 In Color Dahlias
2 yards of 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon
Stampin' Write Marker
Plus a Special Handmade Card from me!

At the end of October, you will have all the products in all five of the New In Colors. I will also include five hand stamped In Color Cards in a special creation for you with your final month's order as a "Thank You" for participating.

How Blessed We are as a Family...

Our Family is quite blessed! Our grandchildren are precious and full of energy and the 5 of them keep us young!

William and Brennan enjoyed the Zoo in San Antonio for the Memorial Day weekend, while Kayley Joy and Kaidence Grace came to GrandDad & Meemaw's House for Burgers and Bubbles! Our son Matt turned 26 on Monday and WOW we are proud of him!! What great parents he and Alexis already are to our new granddaughter, Lilyanne. Lilyanne Evangeline was resting well at home in College Station turning a whole week old.

We were able to gather some great photos of the kids and I used my brand new Fan Fair MDS DVD to create the Fabulous Pages. This new content DVD is available as the 2012-2013 Stampin' Up! Catalog will become available June 1st. AND to make that even better, Stampin' Up offers My Digital Studio FREE on a 30-day basis so you can try it before you buy it.

To download your free copy, click my Shopping Cart icon on the top left and get started today.

Have an {INK}redible Day!

Monday, May 28, 2012

Happy Memorial Day!

I am blessed to come from a family of Patriots...Thank you God for allowing me to grow and live in a country that enjoys such precious freedoms as the ability to worship YOU!

It came to my attention recently that as we celebrate Memorial Day, a few of my friends are also grieving the loss of a loved one lost in combat to preserve our freedoms. Each of these a mom/dad or wife/husband or sister/brother has and cherishes the folded flag given to them at the memorial service of a loved one.

Did you know how carefully thought-out and prepared each fold in a Folded Flag is? I thought today would be a great time to share just what each fold represents.

The 1st fold of our flag is a symbol of life.

The 2nd fold is a symbol of our belief in eternal life.

The 3rd fold is made in honor and remembrance of the veterans departing our ranks who gave a portion of their lives for the defense of our country to attain peace throughout the world.

The 4th fold represents our weaker nature, for as American citizens trusting in God, it is to Him we turn in times of peace as well as in time of war for His divine guidance.

The 5th fold is a tribute to our country, for in the words of Stephen Decaur, "Our Country", in dealing with other countries, may she always be right; but it is still our country, right or wrong.

The 6th fold is for where our hearts lie. It is with our heart that We pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, Indivisible, with Liberty and Justice for all.

The 7th fold is a tribute to our Armed Forces, for it is through the Armed Forces that we protect our country and our flag against all her enemies, whether they be found within or without the boundaries of our republic.

The 8th fold is a tribute to the one who entered into the valley of the shadow of death, that we might see the light of day.

The 9th fold is a tribute to womanhood, and Mothers. For it has been through their faith, their love, loyalty and devotion that the character of the men and women who have made this country great has been molded.

The 10th fold is a tribute to the father, for he, too, has given his sons and daughters for defense of our country since they were first born.

The 11th fold represents the lower portion of the seal of King David and King Solomon and glorifies in the Hebrews eyes, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.

The 12th fold represents an emblem of eternity and glorifies, in the Christians eyes, God the Father, the Son, and Holy Spirit.

The 13th fold, or when the flag is completely folded, the stars are uppermost reminding us of our nations motto, "In God We Trust."

God Bless America and the Men and Women who have served and are currently serving our country to protect and provide for our FREEDOM!