Laughter Feels Good

Feels Good

This sentiment also reminds me of saying, "Laughter is the best medicine."  Why?  Because laughter promotes endorphins that make us feel good.  After all, isn't that what medications make us feel?  Good?

Think about it, if you have a headache… you take Tylenol, Excedrin, etc. to take the pain away and make you feel better/good.  Well, laughter does he same thing.  If you agree, please leave a comment. LOL.

The envelope was made with the Envelope Punch Board and all I can say is I LOVE IT!  Hands down.  See how it works here.

Sketch Challenge

This simple, yet quick and easy sketch is brought to you by Freshly Made Sketches 105.  It's an awesome fix for when you have card sketch block… (like writer's block) LOL.  It is now my "go to" sketch when I need a quick and easy card.

Feels Good

Have you ever laughed so hard that you have to hold your stomach and you can't help but gasp for breath and feel the happy tears stream down your face?  I have and I love it because of the good feeling I get and the bond that brings me closer to the person/people I am laughing with. =)

Feels Good

NEW HALLOWEEN PHOTOPOLYMER: Go ahead and say, "Bite me!" all you want — this set gives you permission.  With creepy splotches, spiders, and webs, this set will help you go all out for Halloween projects or party favors.  See it here.

LAST CHANCE TO WIN: Two days left to win a FREE My Paper Pumpkin for you and a friend.  Visit my Facebook page to get in on it.  All you have to do is share it with a friend.

HOSTESS WITH THE MOSTESS:  Ends September 31st.  Enter monthly drawing here.

Feels Good
Stamp Set(s):  Feels Good
Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight, Gingham Garden DSP
Inks/Color:  Early Espresso
Tools/Punches/Dies:  Basic RhinestonesEnvelope Punch Board

Another Tea Party

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If you haven't noticed I am having a tea of a time here.  I don't feel like I've been here a whole four months… maybe because I have always looked at time as an enemy.  Enemy?  Time?  My card-making days have always been numbered.

I have to ship my stamping supplies home at least two weeks before heading out, so I can have them waiting for me upon my return.  I have seven weeks left and I'm having withdraw because I am left with about four weeks to stamp!  Oh dear.

Yikes!  I better get to stampin…….

Mojo309SketchMojo Monday #309 is the sketch of the day for me.  I always welcome a challenge and you should too. =)

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I originally purchased the Tea Party stamp set only because it reminded me of an antique store.  I love going to antique stores and own several pieces, but I love the museum feeling I get when I see old furniture, clothes, and jewelry.

At the local bazaar there is a vendor who sells the prettiest tea sets I've ever seen.  I finally broke down last week and bought one.  I'm not one to use a tea set, but it sure does look pretty.

I would love to give one away as blog candy, but not sure if I'd generate any takers.  If this is something you'd be interested in leave a comment below.  If there is enough interest… I just might give one away.

Who can actually say they own a six cup tea set from Kyrgyzstan?

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The tea sets are available in a variety of colors, but I picked this one because it reminded me of our Flower Shop stamp set and the Pansy Paper Punch.

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Stampin' Up! News

15% Off Butterfly Bundle:  Good through September 30, 2013

September Best of 25 Years Stamp Set Available: Available from September 1-30, 2013

New My Digital Studio Downloads:  As of August 27, 2013

Photopolymer: Another Thank You:  Our photopolymer stamps offer a versatile all-clear stamping option.

New Holiday-Themed Single Stamps Available:  Single Stamps… Holiday Collection

Join my team… the Circle of Pals and find out What's In it For You!


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Stamp Set:  Tea Party
Paper:  Gingham Garden, Polka Dot Parade, Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla, Daffodil Delight, Soft Suade
Inks/Color:  Cherry Cobbler
Tools/Punches/Dies:  Oval Framelits, Small Heart Punch
Other:  Basic Pearls

June Pals Blog Hop: All That’s New!

Thank you for joining us for the June Pals Blog Hop and our kickoff to the new catalog! Are you ready to see wonderful creations featuring new products from the 2013-14 Stampin’ Up! catalog? Get ready to update your wishlist!

You should have just left stop number 3 on the Pals Hop – Shannon Hokanson at Paper Works.  If so, you are in the right spot.  If you get off track, the full blog lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all of the amazing creations.

Wooooo whooooo… my second  “deployed” blog hop.  I’m in awe that I’m still hanging on.  The long hours, late calls, and sometimes sleepless nights are all worth it!  I’ve been on three deployments and this one is different.  Why is it different?  Because although I’m far away from home, at the end of the day… I get to stamp and Stampin’ Up! makes it possible!

When I sit in my tiny room to make a few cards, I think about the 6,762 miles my cards will travel to get to their final destination in the United States.  WoW!  Can you imagine the adventure!?

So, if you’re a subscriber to my blog and you listed your mailing address… know that before I go home you will receive a card from me.  I am living proof that you can take Stampin’ Up! anywhere in the world!

I used the new Framelits – Oval Collection (129381) to make the base of the card.  These framelits are awesome and I love them!  I can’t wait to get the circles and square one’s in the mail.  Unfortunately, it takes two weeks for my mail to arrive, but I will wait patiently.

Supplies Used from New 2013/14 Catalog:
Wildflower Meadow Clear Stamp Set (129168)
Hostess Express Yourself Clear Stamp Set (130339)
Gingham Garden Designer Series Paper (129310)

The next stop is Lynn Hoyt at cattaildesigns, stop number 5 on the Pals Blog Hop! Thanks for visiting – and I hope to see you next month!

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