As we move into fall, winter, and the holidays I have been thinking about the busyness to come but making sure I stay grateful for the opportunities before me.  I am very thankful for the fun and friends I have made through my crafting, especially my fellow Stampin’ Up! demonstrators who are always there to share creating ideas and laughs.

From November 3 – 11 I spent time with my fellow demonstrators in Orlando, Florida.  Stampin’ Up! was celebrating their 30th Anniversary with a big celebration from November 8 – 10 so you can look forward to some new ideas coming your way.

Thanks to friendships made through Stampin’ Up!  I celebrated my birthday (November 4) with two friends, Lisa Wellman and Mary Haugen, at all four Disney Parks.  They have agreed to make my birthday the 4-Park Challenge day.  Our goal was to have fun, enjoy life, and be kids for a day.  Believe me, we accomplished our mission – I have the pictures to prove it!  Here’s just a sample.


My reflections in this post made me think about a keynote delivered on January 31, 2015 at the Stampin’ Up! Leadership Convention in Orlando by Jason Wright.  He discusses the long lost art of handwritten letters and cards.  I know the video (link below) is long (just under an hour) but it so worth the time.

I have now been inspired to start a Make A Card, Send A Card program.  You might be surprised that I have amassed a vast quantity of unsent cards – sometimes because I am too fond of the creations to part with them and sometimes I simply like creating and make way too many!!

If you would like to receive a special unsent card, please email me ( your information (name and address) and I would be happy to send you one!

Happy Stamping!