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    Documenting a Day in Amsterdam

    Sep 14
    Have you ever taken a mini-break in your own city? My husband and I did a few weeks ago and we loved it! We went to Amsterdam, acted like tourists (in our own city, LOL!), and took some lovely pictures. Of course I had to document this little trip, and the best and easiest way to do that is with our Memories & More Card Packs! For this project I picked the Perfect Days Memories & More Card Pack (144209). I really love the black and white patterns in combination with Lemon Lime Twist, Soft Sky, and Emerald Envy. read more...

    Got Coffee?

    Sep 13
    Can you believe that it’s September already? Do you know what that means? That’s right! It’s time for a new Stampin’ Up! holiday catalog! This is always one of my favorite times of year—not because the kids go back to school or the end of summer is near, but because the holiday season is on its way, and Stampin’ Up! releases some pretty amazing products to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year. This year’s catalog has got to be one of my favorites! It’s FULL of fun and gorgeous new stamps, papers, and embellishments that are truly must-haves. Today I’m sharing a few cards that were created with one of my favorites from the new holiday catalog, the Merry Café Stamp Set (144965). read more...

    A Season of Style with Paper Pumpkin

    Sep 12
    Do you love cute, coordinated Christmas cheer? So does Paper Pumpkin! We also love everything heartfelt AND handmade for holiday giving, which is why we designed back-to-back, made-to-match kits for October and November. They’re perfect for neighbor gifts, easy to make, and everyone who orders them may wish they had signed up for more! Get the first of two adorable kits during a Season of Style when you subscribe for October’s kit at paperpumpkin.com by 11:50 PM (MT) by October 10. read more...

    Small Gifts Maintain a Friendship

    Sep 12
    Hi there! I’d like to show you a super-quick gift idea—because sometimes it’s the little things that best express our appreciation, gratitude, and joy. “It’s the small gifts that maintain a friendship” is a fantastic German proverb that means a great deal. Sometimes you just want to tell someone “Hey, I’m so glad you’re there,” and then give them a little something. Personally, I don’t think cost matters! The most important thing is that your gift comes from the heart, and (if possible), is handmade. Giving is simply fun and it also creates friendships! read more...

    In This, We Make a Difference

    Sep 7
    Along with many of you, we are watching with concern as stories unfold about the devastation left behind in Texas and Louisiana by Hurricane and Tropical Storm Harvey. Though no one knows how many lives have been affected, Harvey is said to be one of the worst natural disasters in U.S. history, and the damage caused by massive flooding will be felt for years to come. With you, we’re also trying to stay informed on the progress of Hurricane Irma; as we write this, Irma has not yet made landfall but is currently classified as a catastrophic Category 5 storm. It will almost certainly leave as much destruction in its wake as Hurricane Harvey and will affect the lives of tens of thousands of people. read more...