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Update on Shelli #3 ~ No Walker in Sight



I attended several meetings at the home office yesterday, and several employees were surprised to see me walking without a cane. I realized that I hadn’t told anyone—I was given the OK to walk without a cane on Friday! Happy day! I walk slow, and always with someone nearby when I’m out of the house so I can reach out once in a while for a little stability, but I’m definitely not complaining!


And that’s not the only change. . .


  • No walker in sight
  • The hospital-style bed is gone
  • I’ve done my own hair every day for almost a week (except for yesterday because we shot some videos, so Megan did it)
  • Getting dressed by myself
  • The wheelchair is still around—in case I need it for a long jaunt—but I’m thinking it will be headed to storage very soon
  • Physical therapy only once a week; still doing occupational therapy twice a week


Of course, I’m moving slowly (much more slower than I would like) and there’s occasional discomfort, but that’s to be expected. I’m thrilled with the progress and am eagerly looking forward to the next big milestone—driving! I don’t have any photos of these milestones (you’ll just have to imagine it!), but you can bet I’ll take a photo of that one. . . me sitting in the car, looking very happy and grateful, celebrating my independence day! Sterling will probably be pretty happy about that too!


In the meantime, I’m just savoring every step I take. . .

November Best of 25 Stamp Set

Remember Frosty?
To continue the 25-year anniversary celebration, Stampin' Up! is bringing back some favorite stamp images from the last 25 years and combining them into 12 sets.   What a great chance to see some old favorite images ~ including FROSTY!


Take a look at November's "Best of Snow" stamp set ~ it might be just what you are looking for to spice up your holiday card!  Call me if you would like some inspiration.

The November stamp set above is entitled "Best of Snow" and is Item No. 134387

  • All Best of stamp sets include 3-5 images, including a never-before seen
    image, and are priced at $14.95.
  • One Best of stamp set will be released per month (with a new theme each month)
    and all of the Best of sets will be available until March 31, 2014.
  • All Best of stamp sets are available in Clear-Mount only.
  • Purchase at least 6 of the Best of sets and get a FREE set valued at $14.95 or less
    to be redeemed no later than April 30, 2014.  Download your Collectors Card here!

One more month of our celebration.  Remember you can order ANY OF THE SETS, and be sure to order them from my online store.

Click here to download this months flyer

Contact me with any questions.

This month's HOSTESS CODE is 69B23UP4.


November 5 Weekly Deals

The Weekly Deals are here.  Take a look below to see the Stampin' Up! products that are on SALE this week, then visit my store link below.  
The ribbon is my favorite!

These are some really great deals this week.

So visit my online stamping store here and get the products you want today before they are gone because the offer is only good while supplies last. The discount appears when you check out so don't worry about that.  Also, please don't forget to use the November Hostess Code ~ 69B23UP4.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Shelli's gifts.....

Several weeks ago I posted an update of Shelli's healing progress.  One of the activities that she mentioned was that she and her daughters had visited a spa and had a girl's night out.  In typical Shelli style she had pillow gifts for her daughters and posted a picture of the gift ~ definitely, Shelli style.  I thought you might like to see it ~

Shelli's gift to her girls
Shelli's pillow gift ~ inside

Tag It Bundles

Stampin' Up! has two new Tag It Bundles.  Introducing our Pretty Packages....

Holiday Tag It Decorative Box Bundle  #135811

  • Stamp a Tag Kit
  • Cherry Cobbler 1" Stitched Edge Grosgrain Ribbon (10 yards)
  • Decorative Window Gift Boxes (6 boxes)
  • $19.95


Holiday Tag It Extra Large Box Bundle  #135812

  • Stamp a Tag Kit
  • Cherry Cobbler 1" Stitched Edge Grosgrain Ribbon (10 yards)
  • Extra Large Gift Boxes (3 boxes)
  • $18.95

Click here to visit my online store and purchase your Tag It Bundle today!

And, speaking of scrapbooking......


Since we are leading into the most wonderful time of the year, what better than a promotion to help celebrate it?  Well we are celebrating with 30% off select My Digital Studio  holiday downloads and print products!

What's included?
A variety of festive downloads to help you get a head start this busy season. See them here.

Once you've designed your holiday projects, you'll need to print them, right?  You can also get 30% off photobooks, swatchbooks, cards, tags, and individual pages. View pricing here.

Feel free to contact me with any questions. 


Seasons of Style Scrapbook

Scrapbooking is so much fun whether you do it digitally or the "old fashioned" way.  Our family memories should be cherished and shared each year.  Stampin' Up' has a new scrapbook to help  you bring it all to life.  And, actually, this pretty new album is the one we are using for our RECIPE SWAP on November 10!

The Season of Style Scrapbook is stylish and coordinates so well with the items in our Season of Style line.  You can mix and match and change it up however you like.  That is where the fun comes in.  I have a video to share with you from Stampin' Up! to see how well it all can all come together.

If you would like to purchase any of the products from our Season of Style line, visit my online stamping store today and fill your season with style!

See What You Can Create Yourself

While Alan and I are gone for a few days I thought I would post some of the fun products that Stampin' Up! has introduced recently.  This is one that I have blogged about before but wait until you see what Shannon has done with  Stampin' Up!'s Undefined Stamp Carving Kit.  What an inspiration she is!!

Remember, if you can put it to paper, you can create a stamp. 


She created that card above with her own stamp.  That is her dog and the card just blew me away.  I'm thinking, I really need to do this more ~ Jupiter and Star would make great cards from the Cat/Art Studio, don't you think?

Take a look at her post here
 and see how she did it.

If you would like to order the kit and try it out for yourself, visit my online stamping store today.  You may surprise yourself.