Hello, friends, how are you today?
The 2017 Stampin’ Up! Occasions catalog has so many fun new bundles. One of my favorites is the Cool treats stamps set and matching dies. These adorable ice cream cones are SO detailed and SO much fun to make!
- Remove detailed die cuts easily with the Big Shot Die Brush.
- Use multipurpose glue, a silicone craft sheet and a piercing tool to glue the tiny sprinkles in place. Simply place a dab of the glue on the craft sheet, dip the toll into the glue and then pick up the sprinkle with it.
- Use a versamark pad to add subtle matching detail to your yardstick background.
- Due to popularity, the Stitched Dies are currently unavailable, but they will be back! They layer perfectly with the layering ovals, circles and squares if you have those dies already.
- Don’t forget to pick up some of the thick baker’s twine to add gorgeous texture to your projects!
Stampin’ Supplies: (Click on amy image for easy, online shopping.)
New Hostess Code Program in 2017! When placing an online order through me, use the monthly hostess code, and I will send you a handmade thank you card and a surprise collection of paper and embellishments from the new 2017 Occasions catalog as a thank you. (If your order total is $150 or more, you can earn the hostess rewards, so in that case, please don’t use the code.)
The January Hostess Code is: Z9P6FK7A
Happy stampin’ friends!
Many of you have continued to support me during my son’s difficult, sixth month long illness. Thank you so much. The recent news was hard to take. Thomas has severe cerebral palsy and we found out that people with his condition can experience a premature aging of the brain, similar to the dementia elderly people may go through. The neurologist said that the brain shuts down in a very predictable pattern, and our son has followed that pattern over the past six months. He is only 20.
To say this was hard to take is an understatement. Perhaps equally hard to hear is the doctor’s opinion that our son needs a foster home for medically complicated patients. To be honest, I don’t know if I can do that, but have to face the fact that it may be what is best for him. During this hospital stay, he quit breathing twice and required the rapid response team. Obviously, there is no such support in our home.
However, we are hopeful that he could still make a full recovery. When this whole thing started, he was writing a book (My Life On Wheels), talking about starting college, and watching the Downton Abbey series with me. He was fine one day, and not fine the next. To say that I miss him is an understatement. He is still with us, but he only comes back mentally in tiny bits and pieces for a short time.
Miracles still happen, but regardless of the outcome, I am so happy for the gift of Thomas.