God Speed to Our Soldiers

“Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: For You are with me, thy rod and staff, they comfort me” ~ Psalms 23:4

Every time I hear this or think of this scripture I think of my cousin Kyle.  He is a United States soldier and he is deployed in Afghanistan right now.  He was involved in some of the fall out of the attacks on the Afghan Parliament and US earlier this week.  His barracks burned to the ground.  His company lost all of their belongings.  In an effort to make sure he has some of the comforts of home my family is sending boxes to him and his fellow soldiers.

Today’s post is completely unrelated to Stampin Up but has everything to do with it all at the same time.  I am able to stay at home with my daughter and run my own little business because of soldiers that are willing to stand on that wall and provide the Freedom that we so take for granted.  It occurred to me today that if it weren’t for Kyle and many many men and women that have gone before him, we would not have the freedoms we have today.  More importantly as a woman, I am guarded and protected and valued as an equal human being because I live in this country!  Today’s video is a salute to you Kyle and to all the other soldiers fighting beside you and the ones that have gone before you, and that will go after you.

Kyle, may God bless you and keep you in the hallow of His hand.  May you seek His face in times of fear, sadness and tragedy.  He is always with you.  I pray for you everyday.

Here is a video of my friends and I packing up boxes to send to Kyle along with some other family photos!


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Tidbit Tuesday

Hello Happy Stampers!
Today’s Tidbit Tuesday is SUPER SIMPLE…. In fact so simple I didn’t feel like it needed a video.  I have just attached a couple of photos for you to see what I did!

These are some samples of Faux Stitching.  It’s really fun to do and very relaxing…. I know I said that! Relaxing… I love sitting at night watching TV and doing stuff like this.  AND of course you have to use THE BEST WHITE GEL PEN EVER MADE!!!!  Really I love the white gel pen Stampin’ Up sales.  It is so nice.


Don’t forget our retiring list is out and the items on it are FIRST COME FIRST SERVE!  If you want something from the retiring list please visit my online store to place your order.  Thanks you!
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Simply Scored Mothers Day Gift Card & Candy Holder


Mothers Day is drawing near!  And I am really excited about making these adorable gifts!  They make such an easy gift, candy and a gift card – how can you go wrong.  Here is a photo of what it 
looks like.  At the bottom of this post I have all the directions written out.  You can also watch the video and TRY to follow along LOL…. This video was a disaster!  I had a million things go wrong while I was recording!

Here’s some other gift card holders I made using Summer Smooches.

Instructions for Gift Card & Candy Holder:
Paper: Island Indigo Cardstock #122923 $6.95
Cut 1 piece at 7 1/4″ x 5″ and score at 1/2″ and 1 1/8″ on all four sides.  Cut tabs according to video instruction.
Cut 1 piece at 7 5/8″ x 5 1/8″ and score at 5/8″, 3 1/2″, 4 1/8″, 7″.
Paper: Lucky Limeade #122926 $6.95
Cut 1 piece at 7″ x 4 3/4″, score 2 3/8″ & 4 3/4″.  Watch video to see how to cut this piece.

Other Supplies Used:
Daffodil Delight 1 1/4″ Striped Grossgrain Ribbon #119770 $9.95
Summer Smooches Designer Paper #125409 $10.95
Sticky Strip #104294 $6.95
Snail Adhesive #104332 $6.95
Scallop Oval Punch #119856 $16.95
Large Oval Punch #119855 $16.95
Blessings From Heaven Stamp Set #123052 $14.95 (c)
Real Red Stampin’ Pad #103133 $5.95
Real Read Cardstock #102482 $6.95
Whisper White Cardstock #100730 $8.50
Dimensionals #104430 $3.95

Click HERE to order any of these products at my Online Store!
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Retiring List & Growing my team!

As you all know I am working on building my “For Luv of Stamps” team.  I currently have 3 demonstrators in my downline. BUT, I am looking to build my team more.  So I have come up with a fun incentive for Joining my team!  

How would you like the chance to win a $100.00 Stampin’ UP! Shopping Spree???  Pretty fun right!

So between NOW April 15th and April 30th, anyone who joins my For Luv of Stamps team will be entered to win a $100.00 Stampin’ UP! Shopping Spree!

To join my team just click HERE – You will be directed to my Stampin Up site.  Then you will click on the JOIN NOW icon located on the left sidebar.  

In addition to your Starter Kit with Stampin Up

You will receive a Welcome Kit from me that will include fun stuff for you to use for workshops and demonstrations.

You will get a color swatch like this of each Collection from me 


I will receive an email that you have signed up and completed registration and you will be automatically entered in the drawing.
I’m very excited to see who joins my team!

CLICK HERE to view the RETIRING STAMP SETS … GOING GOING GONE!  Order by May 31st!

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