Memorial Day

In this country, today is the day that we honor and remember those who have bravely served in any of our military branches. Some gave all, all gave some. We are so happy for those who returned safely to home soil after their service and we pray for those who did not. Because of ALL of their many sacrifices, we have so many freedoms that some do not seem to appreciate.

But WE appreciate them.

Today I am at my Dad's house in Oceanside helping out. He has had some recent health problems and is not feeling well, though for a man in his early 80's he is remarkably fit. He still drives, lives alone without any assistance, cooks and cleans for himself, and generally keeps really busy. At least four or five times a year he accompanies my brother on one of his many business trips to either Cabo or Mammoth. My dad lives really well for a guy his age. If I can say anything that seems a bit detrimental, I can only mention briefly that he is EXTRA stubborn. But then we all are stubborn when it comes to our health care and I am his strongest supporter regarding him keeping his autonomy and being able to choose his own path in the medical decision process.

What are you guys doing today?  We had our kids and grandkids over last night for a home cooked macaroni and meatball and sausage meal. It was super yummy especially since I've not cooked much in the past few weeks being sick and all. Now I am all the way better and things are GOOD! It makes you appreciate home cooking that much more when you aren't so used to it, right??

On the crafting horizon many things are happening! Very exciting times in the Stampin' Up world. We are about to debut our BRAND new catalog this Thursday, June 1. I've mailed out some to those who asked but if you would like a new catalog free of charge, please just leave me a comment and we will get one out to you asap.

On Wednesday, the Eastern Palace special bundles will end their sales period. You can still purchase all the separate components but you won't get a discount and you won't get any of the free perk products they include in each bundle. Please CLICK HERE if you would like to see the bundles and place your order before Wednesday to take advantage of the lower prices. I will show you some cute cards we made during my live broadcast (and we gave them away too!) that turned out SO cute!
 These first four are the ones we made during the actual live broadcast. I had a drawing to see who would win them out of the people who attended the live broadcast. Natalie won!! Aren't these cute??
 Here are a few more cards I made after my broadcast. I was on a roll!  The last photo is a few more cards shown with the Eastern Beauty stamp set.
On another, related note, I will be closing out my online card class tomorrow night so I can order all the product for it. With my online classes I take orders first before ordering and then put together the packets to send out to you. You will get all the supplies you need including the stamp set, ink pads, card stock (three colors!) embellishments, ribbon, dimensionals, and envelopes. This will allow you to make six gorgeous cards (2 of each design) while you follow along with my exclusive video tutorial. If you are interested and want to be part of this awesome class, you can either leave me a comment here or just pay via PayPal ( to be sure you don't miss out. The entire cost is $50 and that includes shipping to your door. Of course you will get to keep the stamp set and the ink pads after the class. On the online classes it usually works out to you paying retail for the stamp set and the ink pads and then you get the rest free from me!! Awesome deal!

Ok, I want everyone to have a peaceful holiday and I will be seeing you all soon!