Category Archives: I Like You

So sorry for the long absence.

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My Dad passed away unexpectedly last week, and I spent the week in Illinois for his funeral.  He was 82 years old and lived a full, happy life.  He was a loving, Godly husband, father, grandfather and friend, and has left quite a legacy.  We will miss him so much.

We are slowly getting back into a routine now that we are back home.  Our air conditioner was not working when we got back home Sunday evening, and it was HOT!  Between fans and spray bottles of water and an occasional breeze, we were able to survive until the air conditioner repairman got here Monday evening!  We all slept well last night, and today I finally ventured down into my stamp room.  I had an order to finish for work tomorrow which was good, because I was not feeling any MOJO at all!  The card my friend wanted was a “blingy” one, and I think I nailed it!

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Stamps: I Like You

Paper:  Sweet Taffy DSP, Daffodil Delight, Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive

Ink:  blendies, Memento tuxedo black

Misc.:  labels framelits, Beautiful Wings embosslit, pearls that I colored with blendies, rhinestones, stickles

Remember to love, hug and appreciate everyone you love, because you never know when you may lose them.  I will be forever grateful that I got to see my Dad two weeks before he died (we live in Georgia and my parents live in Illinois) and spoke with him two days before he died.  The last thing I said to him was “Love you”.

{{{hugs}}}

Sharon

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Whew–so sorry about not posting for several days!  We drove to Illinois Friday to visit my parents and brother/his family.  We had such a good time eating, talking, laughing, playing “Phase Ten” and crafting.  My sister in law is one of the most talented crafters I know.  She has an open house around the holidays to sell all the wonderful Christmas crafts that she makes, but I am too far away to go, so she let me browse through her inventory this weekend, and I came home with a bag full of great new decorations.  Her latest project was teaching groups of women to make patriotic mesh wreaths, and she showed me how to make one, so I also have an amazing wreath!  Even though it is after July 4th, I am going to display it until Labor Day!  It’s too pretty to pack away just yet.  We drove back home Sunday after going to church and out to lunch with my parents, so it was a quick trip.  Tiring, but worth it!

My Mom was the first person to introduce me to StampinUp, and she had just gotten the envelope punch board, so we had a great time learning how to use it (thank goodness for youtube!).  I showed her how to find ideas on pinterest, and set her up with her own board.  Her life will never be the same, haha!

I wanted to play with some of my new goodies that came in my order last week, and I also felt like coloring, so I chose an image from the hostess set “I Like You”.  I liked the Freshly Made Sketch for this week, so I used that design along with some of the yummy Sweet Taffy DSP (LOVE the bright colors!).  I colored pearls with my blendies to use in the center of the flowers and tied on a piece of the stitched satin ribbon (it is smooth as butter–love, love, love  it!).

After putting everything on my card base, I didn’t have a whole lot of room for a sentiment-oops!-so I chose one from the “Good Greetings” set that I earned last month (yay, me!) and masked off one of the words with scotch tape before inking it up and stamping it.  I didn’t want to mat it, because I wanted to keep it small, so I sponged it with tempting turquoise to make it stand out better.

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Stamps:   Good Greetings, I Like You

Ink:  Tempting Turquoise, Memento Tuxedo Black, Blendies

Paper:  Sweet Taffy DSP, Tempting Turquoise, Daffodil Delight

Misc:  woodgrain embossing folder, word window punch, pearls, hello honey stitched satin ribbon, circle framelit

 

{{{hugs}}}

Sharon