In The Arms of The Angels

Hello,

Sunday evening my sweet Gramma went to be with Jesus in heaven.

Normally the weekend and beginning of the week is when I create and work on blog posts.

This past weekend I spent with family, and the beginning of this week has been so hard.

For those of you that don’t know, my grandparents are very precious to me.  My Mom was a single mom with two kids and my grandparents all but raised us while my Mom worked.  So my relationship with them is a bit different than a normal child grandparent relationship.

I find myself taking her passing much hard than I thought I would.  She battled Alzheimers for a long time, and I thought I would just feel relieved for her to be gone.  So that she would no longer be suffering.

Instead I find myself having a hard time functioning and not a second goes by that I am not thinking of her.

Her service will be this Saturday and I am hoping to find peace in laying her to rest.

In the mean time… please bare with me.  Know that I am wishing that my blog posts were up like normal and videos recorded.  But my heart has other plans.  Right now I just need to give myself permission to grieve and be sad.  Super hard for me to do.

I have posted below a couple of links to blog posts about my grandparents in case you’ve never seen them.

January 1 2015 – Southern Sweet Tea

October 2014 – Alzheimers Sucks

July 2012 – Happy Anniversary

As for Stampin’ UP! news…. You know that Sale A Bration is happening now!

This means you get a FREE stamp set or paper pack for every $50 you spend.  You can check out all the Sale A Bration goodies below.  You can’t order them, you can only get them free with an order.

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Dragonfly Dreams feat Ink Blending Technique

Create a beautiful card using a fun ink blending technique and dragonfly dreams die cut Wendy Cranford www.luvinstampin.com

Jennifer McGuire strikes again.

That gal, I tell ya.  She’s got some serious skills.  I am always so inspired by her work.

Today’s card technique was completely inspired by THIS video.  (watch it later, watch mine first, hee hee)

First of all I LOVE the Dragonfly Dreams Bundle in the new 2017 Stampin’ UP! Occasions catalog!

Pair that die with the beautiful ink blended background and you are sure to have a knock out card.

I encourage you to try this technique, it takes some patience but it’s SO easy.

All the supplies for this card are listed below.  You can purchase them in my online store.

If your order is over $50 and you use the host code you will receive FREE card kits from me PLUS 12 FREE Tutorials designed by 11 of my amazing friends and me!  Stampin’ UP! demonstrators from all over the globe created these fab tutorials.

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Love Monsters feat. Copic Coloring Catastrophes

Create adorable love monsters using the sealed with love stamp set from Stampin' UP! and the Yummy in my Tummy stamp set. Wendy Cranford www.luvinstampin.com

To say that I became obsessed with my monsters is an understatement.

I just couldn’t quit stamping and coloring these buggers.

Create adorable love monsters using the sealed with love stamp set from Stampin' UP! and the Yummy in my Tummy stamp set. Wendy Cranford www.luvinstampin.com

I epically failed at my copic coloring on most of these.

I put my shadows in the wrong places, I didn’t blend well.  It was a catastrophe.

But you know what…..

Create adorable love monsters using the sealed with love stamp set from Stampin' UP! and the Yummy in my Tummy stamp set. Wendy Cranford www.luvinstampin.com

I had fun doing it!

The one below is my FAVORITE!  I created this with the movie Monsters Inc. in mind.  Don’t they resemble Sully and Mike?

I know the green one really doesn’t look like Mike, but that’s ok.

Create adorable love monsters using the sealed with love stamp set from Stampin' UP! and the Yummy in my Tummy stamp set. Wendy Cranford www.luvinstampin.com

Notice anything different about this monster?

I chopped his horns off.  He seems less threatening doesn’t he?

Create adorable love monsters using the sealed with love stamp set from Stampin' UP! and the Yummy in my Tummy stamp set. Wendy Cranford www.luvinstampin.com

These monsters were a ton of fun to create with.  If you need to order any of the 2017 Occasions catalog products you can order them in my online store by clicking the images below the video.

Free card kits with a minimum purchase of $50 using the current host code.  If your order is over $150, don’t use the host code because you will get Stampin’ Rewards.  If your order is over $250 you get an additional $25 in Stampin’ Rewards (free product)

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OSAT Blog Hop – No Rules New Year

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Welcome to the One Stamp at a Time blog hop.  I am thrilled you’ve joined us.  If you are here, you’ve either just hopped from Jessie Holton or you started here.  Either way, get ready to hop.  The list of blogs are at the bottom of the blog post, just before the supply list of products.

This month we had NO RULES for the hop.

I have been itching to use the Tasty Truck stamp set.  I love it.  The funny thing is my daughter got a Num-Num truck for Christmas (some thing that she can make lip gloss with).  It looks just like our tasty truck stamp.  See for yourself.

Find inspiration in your kids toys and make cards. Wendy Cranford www.luvinstampin.com

See I told you!

Ok here is the card and box I created.  I made them for my sisters upcoming birthday.

Create fun boxes using the baker thinlits and the tasty truck stamp set Wendy Cranford www.luvinstampin.com

Create fun boxes using the baker thinlits and the tasty truck stamp set Wendy Cranford www.luvinstampin.com

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I had so much fun coloring these projects.  I made colored and cut out the little cupcake and stack of pancakes to put on the clothespin for some added detail.

Create fun boxes using the baker thinlits and the tasty truck stamp set Wendy Cranford www.luvinstampin.com

I hope you enjoyed stopping by my blog for some bright and cheerful birthday happiness.  I can’t wait to give these to my sister.  She is going to love them.  Leave me a comment and tell me what you think I should put in the box!  I need ideas!

Your next stop is Rick Adkins.  You can click the next button below.  The full list of hoppers can be found under the next button.  All the supplies for this project are listed below the list of hoppers.

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Supplies can be purchased by clicking on any of the images you see below.  Don’t forget to use the host code if your order is under $150.  You will receive free card kits from me for your order, in addition to free Sale A Bration items for every $50 you spend.

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