A Christmas Birthday...send a card....

This request is from Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Barbara Lash ~ who I do not know personally but found her request on the Stampin' Leaders website ~ thought you might enjoy sending a Christmas Birthday Card......

Hello all
Perhaps this is inappropriate to post here
If it is, please ignore it and I’m sorry.
However I have a request.
First I know you all are WAY BUSY!
But if you have an extra few minutes perhaps you could help me out.
My very dear friend’s Mom will turn 90 on Christmas Day.
She lives alone and is a very dear sweet woman. However this time of year is lonely and sad,,, as is for many.
My request, if you have time and an extra card or two, is to send her a birthday card or Christmas card. ( or both?)
She loves getting mail and we are thinking that a card train would lift her spirits and certainly brighten her day with your very beautiful hand made cards. If you have time, Thank you so much!
Her name is:
Elsie Candy
308 Miller Street
Unit 5
Ludlow, Massachusetts
If you can do this, I sincerely thank you from the bottom of my heart. And PLEASE KNOW that she will be so very touched by your generosity
Bless you and know that “it’s much more than rubber stamps…….”

I have Persimmons!


And, if you would like some ~ LET ME KNOW!  I am sharing a recipe, below, that Jenny Sparks gave me in 2016.  I have other recipes also but you can find them on the internet too.  These trees fruit heavily every other year and this is the year so I have lots to share.

Persimmon Cookies

1 c raisins
1 1/2 c persimmon pulp
2 c flour
1 c sugar
1/2 t cinnamon
1/2 t cloves
1/2 t nutmeg
1/2 c butter or margarine
1 c nuts
1 t baking soda
1 egg

Cream butter and sugar; add egg. Blend persimmon pulp and add soda to
persimmons. Mix all dry ingredients. Alternate adding dry ingredients and
persimmon to the butter mixture. Mix well. Add raisins and nuts. Drop on
greased cookie sheet by teaspoonfuls. Bake at 375 for12 minutes.
(My mother-in-law suggests adding more persimmon than the recipe calls for. It
keeps it moist.)

Shipping Delays

Information from Stampin' Up! today ~ As supply chain shortages, global shipping delays, labor shortages, and transportation and delivery difficulties continue, we ask that you please be transparent about these issues with your customers. While we are doing our utmost best, some delays cannot be avoided (as much as we wish it weren’t so). Helping customers set appropriate expectations can create greater understanding in a difficult and unpredictable time.


We are seeing significant congestion at each of the ports we ship to around the world, and several of our products on backorder right now are delayed due to this congestion. There are four- to six-week delays in receiving items at the ports, leading to delays in receiving products at our distribution centers. This is a global issue affecting all business sectors, including e-commerce and retail. While we are doing all we can to prevent these delays from affecting you and your business, until the port congestion is resolved (which may be months from now), there will be times when the situation affects the availability of products. 

The United States Postal Service (USPS) is requiring more time for delivery than normal. If you cannot see tracking information from USPS, we suggest you visit their website here and explore the Service Impacts section for more information. 

UPS has suspended all shipping guarantees and FedEx has extended their shipping times. This means you may not receive your packages on the days you expect. Even expedited shipments are seeing a one- to two-day delay. Please plan accordingly. 

Got shoes???

2021-09-19 (2)

CIRCLE A HOME FOR HORSES is collecting gently worn, used and new shoes to raise money. Not only do you help CIRCLE A, but the shoes also get a second life with those in need. It's a double donation!

So dig thru your closets, gather shoes from your friends and family.  Every pair counts!  Bring your shoes to the Cat/Art Studio and our stamping friend, Marti Jones, will pick them up to support this cause.  Or ~ locations below of drop boxes to support this cause ~

The shoe drive is thru October 7, 2021.  Drop boxes are located at Remax Alliance, 4701 Columbus Street, Virginia Beach.

Circle A Home for Horses 4345 Charity Neck Rd Virginia Beach

Farmhouse brewing, 1805 Kempsville Rd, Virginia Beach. 

Out of the area but still want to help? You can always make a direct donation at


 Circle A Home for Horses, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of at-risk children and rescued equines through paired bonding, learning, and fellowship.

STARS get-together this weekend

My STARS team meeting was last Saturday afternoon and five of us were able to make 56 cards to send to the 18 brave individuals who were injured recently and are in recovery at Walter Reed.  It was a perfect way to spend the afternoon of 9-11!  #SUDifferenceMaker

Samples of our patriotic cards.
This is Marie Shaughnessy who came with a boot on her foot and a little scooter!


Sarah Williams who came to relax and make cards!
Marion Swaim whose Mother told her to always do something you love on your birthday!
Diane Gibson came on her birthday because she loves to stamp!


HOME-connect-JL_ANNIVERSARY_53'Each day we remember the victims, the families, and survivors dealing with loss, recognizing the lasting consequences of 9/11 on individual lives.'  911memorial.org