"And hope does not disappoint us,
because God has poured out his LOVE into our hearts by the Holy Spirit..." Romans 5:5

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Join the Jungle at Lavendar Sentiments Scrapbook Store

It's a jungle out there! Or purhaps you feel like your photos are in a bit of a jungle? Get those summer time memories in a cute little hand crafted album you can share with everyone. This adorable little album measures 4.1/4 x 7... perfect for your 4 x 6 photos. And it's the perfect size to carry with you to share with your loved ones. Or better yet... it's the perfect size to GIVE to your loved ones. These albums are easy to put together and so fun to give as gifts!

Join me at Lavendar Sentiments Scrapbook Store located on Charlestown Rd (just behind the cinemas) Monday, June 23 at 6:00pm for a fun class where we will create this album. Call Lana to tell her you'll be there. You can reach her at the store by calling (812) 945-0790. Can't make it to the class but REALLY want to create this adorable album? Not a problem! Just call Lana and ask her for the kit. Everything you need is in the kit (you use your own adhesive supplies.) For a small postage fee, she can just slip it in the mail to you. Everyone loves happy mail. This would be like sending happy mail to yourself. he.

Check out the rest of these photos to see just how this fun album keeps going and going and going. You'll LOVE how easy it is! Sign up today! The class is MONDAY!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Very First Nimbees Challenge

THIS is my very first Nimbees Challenge card. And now, you ask "what is a Nimbee?" ME! I belong to a great group of Stampin' Up! demonstrators who occassionally swap ideas together and inspire one another. We have a group blog you can check out at this link... NMBS (which if pronounced, sounds like "Nimbees.") You can also find links to most of the Nimbees members' blogs to the right here on my blog. Check them out. They have some FABULOUS ideas!

The very first Nimbees Challenge was a Limited Supplies Challenge from my friend Teresa ( Inkfully Yours ). Each week there will be a new challenge on NMBS to help spark your creativity... OR... to give you inspiration to simply be the best copycat you can be (be sure to read my side panel where it says "Pretty Please.") A Limited Supplies Challenge is when the hostess suggests a few items to work with and you try to only use those items. I LOVE challenges! They really make me think outside my little box.

To create the blossom on this card I used the Scallop Punch for my base, the Large Star Punch for the next layer, and the Five Petal Flower Punch for the main blossom. The leaves were created with the Five Petal Flower Punch as well. All of these punches are available through Stampin' Up!. Contact me via email if you'd like to order them. Then you can make all sorts of beautiful blossoms!

MY CHALLENGE TIP OF THE WEEK: Make sure your aren't spending too much time on your creation. Some of the best cards I've ever seen are ones that take less than ten minutes to make.

Sunday, June 15, 2008


The Stampin' Up! Retired List is NOW AVAILABLE. I am pleasantly please to announce that Bugs and Kisses is NOT on the list. Whoo Hoo! I love this set!
If you would like a copy of the Stampin' Up! Retired Stamp Set list, just email me and it will be on it's way to your sweet stampin' fingers. Be sure to check back for dates of my Retirement Party. Details will be posted very soon. I have a ton of retired stamp sets for as little as $10. You WON'T want to miss out on those deals!

Friday, June 13, 2008

16 Sweet Years and an 11 Year Old Sweetheart

Having been married sixteen sweet years, my husband and I decided to celebrate as we always do at our favorite bed & breakfast in Bardstown, KY... The Beautiful Dreamer. We absolutely LOVE going there and have been going there for the past ten years. The owners are wonderful Christian people and they spoil their guests royally! They are amazing cooks and hostesses. The Beautiful Dreamer is in the heart of Bardstown and is located directly across from My Old Kentucky Home and the Stephen Foster Story Ampitheater. We love our visits to The Beautiful Dreamer because there are fantastic restaurants, great shows, tons of antique and specialty shops, a state park, amazing tours, and much much more. I think now that we've been visiting for so long, our fav thing to do is just sit on the porch in the evening while listening to a wedding hosted at My Old KY Home. This gives us the opportunity to remember our own wedding while celebrating so many wonderful years together.

This visit to The Beautiful Dreamer was more special than ANY other. As we entered our amazingly decorated colonial room, there sat a handcrafted anniversary card just for us. No, it was not from the owners. My first thought was, "Aahhh, Dean (dear husband) must have had Wynne (dear daughter) put it together for him." So I picked it up and opened it with Dean looking over my shoulder. It was from Wynne HERSELF. She made the card, asked her school teacher for assistance in mailing it, and then asked the owners to have it in our room upon arrival. Can you believe that little sweetheart?!!! Of course, Dean and I both were crying and smiling and lovin' that little girl more than ever! What a special way to celebrate! She even had her little brother sign the card. God is good. Yes, He is oh so good!