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Pocket Letter

 My sweet friend Pam Wright sent me this Pocket Letter. I was so blown away by it. It has little ATC cards in each pocket with encouraging notes and quotes to me. She made each card. Added a tag and had it wrapped in a large paper doily.
 Opening this up was such a special moment for me and reading all the wonderful sayings she added. I was in aw of it and then ...I flipped it over! There was a little gift of something in each pocket back. Most of the items was card making embellishments and such. I just love this idea and would love to make one like this for a few special people in my life too.
Great idea Pam and thank you so very much for thinking of me in this special way. Love you to pieces girlfriend.

Here is a littlt bit of Pam's letter to me. Let me tell you after receiving this and reading the letter I was walking on sunshine all day and then some!

Dear Debbie,
My pocket letter is to thank you for all your years of encouragement and friendship. You may see your Stampin Up as a business, but to those you touch through your business you are unleashing something inside that person for the better. You are sharing your talents, you are sharing encouragement, you are helping with personal growth, you are giving women an opportunity to explore. You have helped us all make new friendships and new experiences.
Your friend always.
Love, Pam

Pretty awesome right. Pam is an awesome, amazing beautiful friend, that I will hold close to my heart and treasure forever. 

And continuing with my life saga and no blog posts for a while, we went on a vacation with the whole family! We visited Sturgeon Bay, WI it was so beautiful and relaxing. We had a wonderful time with all the family. Bob's parents, Emily and Jay, Dad and Candace all went with us. It was a blast to be all together having down time and fun.

Teaching Social Painting Classes

 So you have been wondering where I've been? All is well really, just busy and tired from being busy. I been taking dad to Cardiac Rehab, and its an hour drive from my house, so that has eaten up most of my time three days a week.

Then I taught two painting classes for the first time ever in West Baden and French Lick Indiana. It is about 2.5 hr drive from my home. Holy moly if you have never been there. GO! It is so beautiful. It was like stepping back in time. The hotel is so beautiful and the antiques are amazing. The service was outstanding, good food. Nice comfortable bed. It is expensive! But it was wonderful that Bobby and I was able to sneek away just the two of us for a little while.

The painting shown here are the two that I taught. I was so happy with the students and we had such a fun time. The Friday morning class was filled with ladies who were guests of the Small Firm and Solo Bar Association Conference. They painted the posy painting in colors of their choice. I was so pleased with the way it all turned out.

The tree painting was taught at 10pm after the conference attendees had a full day of sessions. Late for me and them both - you can only imagine the fun we had! I couldn't form most of my words, my brain wasn't working right and we were all in it together! There were men and women in the second class and it was really fun to meet them.

I have pictures on my phone, now if I can just figure out how to down load those to the computer and share them with you. So stay tuned. If I don't get it figured out, at least you will see some fun posts.

Oh guess I should mention I am beginning to teach social painting in my home to begin. With caring for dad it is best I try to stick to doing this extra stuff at home. So if you live close by and would love to come and bring some friends, let me know. For a 12x12 painting cost is $15. You bring the snacks, drinks and friends. I supply the paint, brushes, canvas, and space. This is also a wonderful way to do a fund raiser. You can tack on any amount above the $15 and it will be given to your special project.  I can do morning, afternoons and evening classes. Just let me know when you want to book your event. 

Welcome Baby

By Gloria Ross
 Were you surprised to see that I'm back? Are you surprised to see a welcome baby title too? With my long absence isn't because we had a baby or nothing. I'll get into that later. I do want to show off these adorable cards made by my card club ladies.
by Becky Kirkman
 The theme for June card swaps is Beautiful Babies. The club ladies hit the nail on the head. All of the cards swaps are just beautiful.

By Judy Hacker
Thanks ladies for sharing with me. I love them all. It is so great to have met the friends I have all because of Stampin Up.
There is a special going on right now if you sign up to be a demonstrator. You get an extra FREE Stamp Set with your already reduced priced kit. Click this link to see more details:

Lovely Amazing You

There is something special about this new stamp set Lovely Amazing You. Beside the face the I love it, I think I really love the font, feather and envelope. It will be one of those go to sets that I will use for many years. Click on the link above to get your set today. I used pear pizazz ink and ribbon and wisteria wonder ink and cards stock.
The flowers came from that fantastic flower stamp set, painted petals.

Sweet Baby

It seams to be time for weddings and babies. I have been asked to create a few for club cards and here is the baby card the clubbers will get to make this month.

This is a really easy punch shape card to make. Using circle punches. Punch one larger circle and cut it in 1/2 that will be the bed of the buggy, then cut the remaining 1/2 in 1/2 and that is the buggy hood. That is it. A couple of smaller punches for the wheels and you are done. The finished card is so stinkin cute.

I used wild wasabi ink and card stock and Designer Series Paper. Making this in monotones makes it super simple too.

Click on any of the highlighted underlined links to get to the order page. Thanks and enjoy.


Since we are on the wedding subject. Here is another wedding, shower, anniversary card. I used smokey slate ink and card stock. A retired stamp set (sorry) but is is one of my favorites. And the every fabulous glimmer paper and a pearl.

You can click on any of the underline links to take you to the order page. Thanks for keeping my blog alive by supporting your stamping habit and ordering from me.

Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper by Stampin' Up!
Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper 135315
Price: $4.95
Stunning, no-mess way to add glitter accents—glitter won’t brush off this cover-weight paper! Use with select dies. 2 sheets: ea. 12" x 12".

Wedding Cake

Not edible wedding cake. But an very nice wedding card done by Tracy Swift. This can be a lot of work cutting all the shapes out, rounding the corners, then layering the edging. I am so thankful that she chose to share one with me. It is beautiful, and I really like the red hearts at the top of the cake. Thanks Tracy.