Tuesday, January 6, 2015


One of the best things I always look forward to after New Year's Day is knowing that Stampin' Up! will be having one of the best deals of the year:  SALE-A-BRATION time!!! Yes, you can start earning FREE product for every $50 you spend on Stampin' Up! product (before taxes and shipping).  This means "any" product -- whether it is in the big Catalog, Clearance Rack, Weekly Deals, or the brand new Occasions Mini Catalog that also went live today!!!  I have to say, the products in the Occasions Mini are the BEST EVER and the same for the free Sale-A-Bration products.  It was a good thing I didn't spend all my money for Christmas -- because I want EVERYTHING!!!

Here are a couple of simple cards I made using a cute, cute stamp set from the Occasions Mini and the other is my favorite Sale-A-Bration stamp set.

I know this little guy probably has a name, but I'm out of the loop on the newest characters so please tell me his name!  I do know it is the "Cheerful Critter Stamp Set" with the "Adventure Bound Designer Series Paper Stack" (love, love this paper and plan on getting another pack just for my scrapbook) -- both in the Occasions Mini.

My all-time favorite Sale-A-Bration stamp set -- "Lotus Blossom"  --  and it's FREE!!!  Simple, forgivable, two-step stamping!!  I used the "Note Cards & Envelopes" (pg. 194) to stamp these quick thank-you cards. 

And this is why I didn't get my blog updated last week -- meet my newest great-granddaughter, Hazel Ann.

Hazel is 3 weeks old here.  My daughter and I took a trip to Escanaba to meet her and visit with mamma and daddy.  She is a keeper for sure!! 
Happy New Year!!

"Be kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love."  --  Romans 12:10


  1. She looks like a keeper . . . enjoy every minute!

  2. Hazel is absolutely gorgeous! What a beautiful gift from God! Love your Cheerful Critter card. Didn't think I needed the Adventure Bound paper stack, but hmmm......:)

  3. Oh my goodness she is too precious.. My husband and I were just blessed with our first grandson on Nov 6th.. I Know you and your family are very happy.. God Bless you all

  4. I love your "critter" card. Bring me one as a swap?

    Your new granddaughter is beautiful. Our son & his wife are expecting so we are eagerly anticipating our first grand baby in early July.