I would love to share with you............

Persimmon November 2017

I took this picture in our backyard this morning ~ we have loads of PERSIMMONS this year and I would love to share them with you!  They are not ripe yet but will be soon so, next time you stop by, be sure and ask me about taking home some Persimmons for you and your family.  Martha Stewart has loads of information and recipes ~ just GOOGLE Martha and Persimmons!


A reminder about the benefit of what we do..........connections..

Sara's Message

Stampin' Up! sends a quarterly magazine to all demonstrators and this is the first page of the current magazine.  I thought you might be interested in  the second paragraph of Sara's message ~

'Creating cards is only a piece of what we do - and while it's a big piece and we love it! - the other piece is sharing those cards with others.  When you take the time to send one of those gorgeous cards you've created, you're having a full circle moment:  you designed the card, you created the card, you choose a person to send it to, you wrote a message in it just for them, and then you put a stamp on it and sent it!  And think about the person who receives it:  they'll get an envelope in the mail with their name on it - that's not a bill or junk mail - and they'll open it up and find a little piece of you inside.  What a wonderful gift!'


Meow 1

My sister, Judy, in Richmond sent me a link yesterday to a true story about the cat, above, 'meow' who traveled from China to the USA.  I thought I would share this sweet story with you.  Enjoy!  Happy Saturday!


A card in the mail..........

Card from Shelli & Sara

I admit to making and sending lots of cards ~ sometimes to people that I have never met (through a group of demonstrators who share stories about those in need) and that I love to receive cards.  The card above arrived this week and caught me by surprise.  Not only is it a lovely card but the fact that Shelli and Sara took the time to write me a note and send me a card touched me.  It says so much about why, after all these years, I am still in love with being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator.  Stampin' Up! is worldwide now and Shelli is the  Cofounder and Board Chair, Sara the CEO.  Love these ladies and I am so proud of what they have accomplished.

Card from Shelli inside 1         Card from Shelli inside 2

Susan's Sesame Street

Sesame Street puppets Susan Tran

Susan Tran brought these darling stick puppets that she made to stamp club this week.  Evidently her young grandson's will be riding in the car for hours on a summer trip and she thought these cute guys might help entertain them.  She did want me to be sure and tell you that the inspiration came from Pinterest.  Thanks, Susan!

Kyndall + Luke = good news

Many of you have been following Kyndall's situation for several years (and sending lovely cards to her), & known that she was scheduled to have a kidney transplant as soon as her health would allow.  Kyndall's Mom, Meghan, sent me some pictures over the weekend and is allowing me to share them with you.  You will be so happy!  The transplant was on Tuesday, March 28.  The kidney she received was from her hero, Luke, a relative through her Father. David.  This picture is of Luke & Kyndall before the transplant.

Kyndall & Luke before

And, after the transplant....

Kyndall & Luke after

And Luke ~ a true SUPER HERO.

Luke Super Hero

And, Kyndall, yesterday ~ busy making thank you cards with the Pretty Pocket Card Kit from Stampin' Up!'s Sale-a-Bration gifts.  

Kyndall making thank you cards on Sunday

Wonderful!  Meghan told me yesterday that things are going so well that Meghan may get to go home this week (rather than a 3 week hospital stay that was predicted).  Kyndall would love to continue receiving cards from you ~ she loves mail ~ please send your cards to her at ~ Kyndall Hodgins, 2317 Halyard Lane, Chesapeake  VA  23323.  Thank you.


Haroldine on Mother's Day 2016

Our friend, Haroldine, passed away on Thursday this week.  I wanted all of you to know because I think her enthusiasm for stamping & creating in the Cat/Art Studio affected all of us who knew her.  She was a lovely happy lady who lived life to the fullest.  Her daughter, Chris, called me on Friday afternoon and I am so thankful.  Haroldine ate breakfast and lunch at home, sat in her favorite chair and passed.  So nice to know she was in a loving space & surrounded by loving people.  I have wonderful memories and it is easy to smile, and even laugh, remembering .... Susan Elise

Candy Cane Blossoms & In the Bag Video

DO you need some quick and easy gift ideas for co-workers, teachers, the bus driver, the mailman or anyone else in your life? Take a look at this great video released by Stampin' Up! that can give you some wonderful ideas on how to wrap up the cute holiday cookies, Candy Cane Blossoms, ~ recipe below!  Enjoy!

Download Candy Cane Blossoms

 You can pick up the Guesset bags, or any other holiday products from my online store.