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A Salute to Benjamin

You're Awesome Card


Hello Friend,

Have to love all the great big greetings from the Great Big Greeting Stamp set.    The fun striped background is the Brushstrokes Background stamp.  I did have a very special reason for making today's card.



We're so proud of our son, Benjamin!

 On 14 June 2017, he Marechaussee Award was also given to MAJ Benjamin Feicht and MSG Harold Anderson. The Marechaussee Award is given to Soldiers who show exceptional dedication, competence, and contibution to the Military Police Corps. Good job Peacekeepers and keep up the good work!

Great Big Greetings Stampin' Up!

The Great Big Greeting on the  inside is even BIGGER!  WOW!

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Color Throwdown

Freshly Made Sketches

A Big Thanks to Color Throwdown and Freshly Made Sketches for today's card inspiration.


My June Gift is the adorable Bitty Bows.  Place a $75 or more order (before shipping & tax) in my Online Store using the June Hostess Code.


Have a fabulous day,



Sharing Sweet Thoughts


Sharing Sweet Thoughts Stampin' Up!

Hello Friends,

Joe and I have 3 of our grandsons this week for Wacky Wild Water Week.  That means endless spills, smudges, smears and sticky in every imaginable place.  We raised 6 sons, but sometimes we forget just how messy little guys can be.   So everything is slightly askew at our house, but oh the joy and delight they bring to our souls.  The sound of their laughter, their sweet smiles and the pure delight on their faces when they discover something new.  I had all these things in mind when I made today's Sharing Sweet Thoughts Card.  It's sunshine and sparkle and just a little bit tipsy turvy.

Sharing Sweet Thoughts

The Sharing Sweet Thoughts rubber stamp set is the 2017-2018 Ronald McDonald  Stamp set and it is adorable.  Did I mention that it coordinates with the Everyday Jar Framelits and the Jars of Love stamp set?  Every year Stampin' Up! donates $3 for every Ronald McDonald House stamp set sold to RMHD to help keep families close while their children are receiving medical treatment.

Brennan, Connor, Aiden

Here's the 3 little munchkins that I was telling you about enjoying ice cream sundaes.  They are left to right, Brennan, Connor and Aiden.

Sharing Sweet Thought

I'm off to make more memories.  Enjoy your day.

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My June Gift is the adorable Bitty Bows.  Place a $75 or more order (before shipping & tax) in my Online Store using the June Hostess Code.


Have a fabulous day,



Paper Daisies Pretty Enough for the Garden

Dalsy Delight Stampin' Up!


Hello Friends,

Are you a gardener?  Do you love daisies?  If the answer to either is yes, you are going to love the new Daisy Delight Bundle.  Make Paper Daisies that look almost fresh enough to put in the garden.

Daisy Delight Paper Daisies

The daisies a super simple to make.  It's a matter of stamping and punching with the Daisy Delight stamp set and the coordinating Daisy Punch.  Sometimes, you may want to skip the stamping and go straight to the punching, like I did with my white daisies.



How to Make Paper Daisies

The yellow daisies are So Saffron Card Stock and Daffodil Delight Ink.  And the others are stamped with Daffodil Delight ink on Whisper White Card Stock.  Did you notice the sparkling centers?  They are Gold Faceted Gems.  For a final touch for my project, I stamped "Farmers Market" from the Wood Words stamp set.

The Delightful Daisy punch has been so wildly popular with Stampin' Up! Demonstrators, that it has pushed back the available to order date to June 26.  But believe me, it's worth the wait.


2017-2018 Stampin' Up! Catalog
There's so much to see in the 2017-2018 Stampin' Up! Catalog and the shopping officially began yesterday, June 1.
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June 1-30,2017

Have a fabulous day,


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