Monday, May 13, 2013

I'm Back!

Here I am on Mother's Day with my two children: Emily & Ben and the gifts they gave me: Hershey's Chocolate (the BEST), a chalkboard piggy bank to match all the black accessories in my craft room, and a four pack of Twisted Sister Cupcakes, which we sampled along with the judges while watching Cupcake Wars last night.  We were rooting for the sisters......but they were sent packing after the second round.

This week I had several people ask me when I was going to post to my blog again.  It made me smile to know that people were actually going to my blog to look for directions to projects we made in stamp club, or just checking to see what was new.

There are many reasons why I took a break from blogging - the main reason is my mother's sudden passing on April 5th.  We had to make a quick trip to Pennsylvania for her funeral, and I took an entire week off from work.  It was an extremely emotional time but the one thing that helped me through  was stamping.  I had my club meetings in April as scheduled and it was good to be with friends and have fun and even laugh.

There are several other reasons why I took a break from blogging, and I will share them with you in later posts.  Thank you to everyone who asked about my blog!  I hope you will enjoy all the things I have to show you over the next several weeks.  The new catalog is getting ready to launch at the end of the month - so there will be lots of new stamp sets, new colors, and new products to show you.  I also have a new class coming up in June, and something special planned to celebrate my birthday in July!

Below are a few of the "handcrafted" cards that I received from friends.  Although I cried as I opened each card, it also made me smile to receive them, because they are from ladies who have become good friends because of stamping.

This is the first card I received, from Connie.  She works at the same preschool as me and she is also one of my down line.

The card below is from another one of my down line, Linda.

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Thanks for stopping by!


1 comment:

Connie P said...

Welcome back!!