Showing posts from July, 2017

Stampaganza Still Going On!

July is a great month to stock up on your favorite Close To My Heart Stamps!  Our Stampaganza special is still going on.  During this month only (July) you can purchase 2 stamps and get a third stamp for FREE!! To sweeten the deal Close To My Heart even brought back some retired favorites PLUS a collection of stamps that at one time were available ONLY to our Hostess!  If weren't able to get one during that time, you can get it now!! I looked back through the Hostess only stamps that are now available to see which ones I had.  I immediately remembered the Paper Birds set (C1613).  I thought it would be fun to create something new with this stamp. For this card I used the papers and ribbon from Rustic Home Fundamentals.  I have really loved using these papers this past year. These will be retiring at the end of this month!!  I stamped the bird and butterfly onto Cashmere cardstock with Cocoa Ink.  (Also retiring!!).   I added a piece of our Color Of the Year - Sea Glass j

Special Scattered Hearts Stampaganza Blog Hop

Hello my Crafty Friends!!  If you didn't already know... July's Close To My Heart Special is STAMPAGANZA!!  This month, when you purchase 2 stamps you get a 3rd equal or lessor value stamp for FREE!!   What a fun deal!  July is the best time to get your favorite stamps! I am on the Scattered Hearts Team and we have put together a special Stampaganza Blog Hop just for you!!  We will be sharing some of our favorite stamps!  If you came from Andrea Sherman's Blog , you are in the right place. If you have jumped here and just discovered our blog hop, feel free to check the list at  to find the complete list of blog hop participants. I wasn't sure I was going to be able to participate at first.  I had not even had a chance to unpack my craft room since my move so finding everything I needed took a little bit of time!  Not mention, clearing my craft table of miscellaneous half unpacked boxes!! I decided to create a Birthday Card since for me, Jul

Getting Back to Normal

So... I see that my last blog post was June 19.  WOW.... so much has happened since then.   My daughter got married on May 5th and the next day I told my husband, "I can't wait for my life to get back to normal".   Little did I know that it would be a while for that to happen!   My husband and I have always talked about moving once our girls were grown and on their own.  It was always a dream to find some land and move out away from the hustle and bustle.  We lived in our home in a nice little subdivision on a little less than an acre lot for 23 years.  While we did LOVE where we lived we still had that yearning for trees, woods and nature.   We looked occasionally but not ever with real hard effort.  Taking action was a little scary.  It would mean fixing up our own home, putting it on the market, putting up with showings - and we had a dog that we would have to schedule around! So, a week after the wedding my oldest daughter sent me a text and said "hey, this h