Monthly Archives: November 2007

All In The Family

As some of you may know, Stampin’ Up! is donating the proceeds from the sales of the set All In The Family during the month of November to the family of Dave Abbott. Click here to see a picture of this stamp set.

Here are the details:

Dave Abbott, Stampin’ Up!’s Australia general manager, passed away on Thursday, October 18. His untimely passing left behind his wife and three small children. While we understand that no amount of money can compensate his family for their loss, we at Stampin’ Up! also understand that Dave’s unique and personal contributions in Australia have helped make Stampin’ Up! what it is. Dave was one of our own, and we are committed to doing what can be done to support his family through their loss.

As an extra incentive to raise money for this family, I am offering the All In The Family set to my customers for 20% off the price of the stamp set.

All you need to do is email me at with your order. I am able to take Paypal, checks, or credit cards. I would like to thank those of you who have already contacted me to order this set. I can’t imagine such a tragedy happening to my own family.


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Anniversary Roses

My husband is not the most romantic man in the world. He doesn’t write love letters, bring me flowers unexpectedly, or that type of thing. What he does do is make me feel like the most beautiful and lucky woman in the world. He has given me everything I always wanted and more. We celebrated our sixth wedding anniversary on November 3rd. On Friday, the 2nd, he came home from work with these roses. He explained that I was getting them a day early because he didn’t want to pay delivery charges. Like I said, not what you would consider a “typical” romantic. I sat the roses down on the kitchen table and saw that there were 6 red roses and 2 pink ones:

Anniversary Roses

The 6 red roses were for our 6 wonderful years of marriage and the 2 pink roses were for our 2 wonderful children. I bawled. Like a baby. Those 8 roses meant so much more to me than 8 dozen roses ever could have. My husband isn’t what most would consider romantic, but he knows how to make me feel special and he makes me so extremely happy. Almost everything good in my life has come through him. He is so patient with me (and Lord knows I need it!) and is truly my best friend. I couldn’t have asked for a better husband for myself or a better father for our children. I love you, babe!


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More Holiday S-A-S Designs!

Holiday SAS Merry Christmas

Stamps: Season of Joy, Many Merry Messages
Ink: Purely Pomegranate, Wild Wasabi
Paper: Purely Pomegranate, Wild Wasabi, Whisper White
Accessories: Marvy punches, Double Stitched Ribbon in Wild Wasabi

Holiday SAS Season’s Greetings

Stamps: Season of Joy, Many Merry Messages, Weathered Background
Ink: Soft Sky, Basic Gray
Paper: Soft Sky, Basic Gray, Whisper White
Accessories: 1 3/8 circle punch, 1 1/4 circle punch, scallop circle punch

I’ve been working on these designs for what seems like forever! I still have one that I am not entirely happy with, but my SAS is this Saturday and I really need to get prepping. The one I’m not happy with is on another post. I’m hoping to have a chance to come up with a substitute for it because I’m just not feeling it. The Season of Joy stamp set is *so* versatile! I am so glad I decided to get it out of the Holiday Mini! I’m also loving the soft sky/basic gray color combo!

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A cop and a pumpkin!

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Bart’s wolf pumpkin carving

I couldn’t bring myself to spend $40-$50 for costumes for the kids. Maddie won’t remember this at all and Justin just wanted to be a police officer. Simple enough. I needed something they could wear over their winter coats because we do live in Minnesota, after all! It was cold and windy and Maddie didn’t get to go out with her brother because she refused to leave her hat on. I wouldn’t have cared, but like I said, it was C-O-L-D! I had to include the picture of one of the pumpkins my husband carved with Justin this year. Ok, Bart carved it and Justin just watched and told him how disgusting the insides of the pumpkin were.

I am so severely behind on posting that I can’t even make up any excuses! How pathetic is that?!?! I am going to be posting more posts today, but will schedule them to run a few days apart. That way I can give the appearance of being on top of things. Yeah, right. I am, however, more than half way through with my Christmas shopping. Yay, me! Hope you all had a wonderful Halloween. I’ll be scrapping/stamping some Christmas gifts, but as soon as those are done, I plan to post some of the Halloween pages I’ll be working on. Hopefully you’ll see those before Easter 🙂


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