Simply Sunday: Part of My Story

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have a sweet-n-simple card to share with you.  It features the Sale-a-bration items: Part Of My Story stamp set and the Botanical Butterfly Designer Series paper.  When I saw the “Part of My Story” stamp set, I knew I had to have it in my collection. I am a collector of stamp sets that have beautiful verses… so this verse set was a must have.

We all have a story to tell, our journey … the path that we have followed throughout the years, the places we’ve been and most importantly the people we have met. This 19 year journey with Stampin’ Up! has taken me to places I’ve only dreamed of, and has introduced me to so many wonderful people. As many of you know … I started this journey with my sister Eileen, and another pair of sister that we had the honor to get to know was Mary Polcin and Judy Prahl … we go way back. One of the best moments I had at OnStage this year was the “HUG” I got from Mary, it’s like she knew my heart needed it.

When you are building a business and growing your downline, again … it’s all about the relationships.  Eileen was not only my sister, but my downline and best friend.  We built many friendships with the ladies who have joined my Star’s by Design group … wish I could post more pictures because there are so many good memories from Conventions, Star’s Retreats and team meetings ….

Kathy, myself and Eileen at a Convention in Salt Lake City. I believe this was the 25th Anniversary … here are some additional shots

The verse on the card really says it all … “I’m so glad you are part of my story” I wanted to make sure it was highlighted so I stamped it on the Vellum Cardstock and cut it out with the Layering Ovals Framelits … also cut was the Balmy Blue cardstock that went underneath so it really highlighted the greeting without over powering it.

That is exactly the technique or training style I like to use with my downline … highlight their strengths and talents without over shadowing anyone.  We love to celebrate each others accomplishments. Many of my downline members we stamping with me first, some call them customers, I call them friends …

You know I can’t do anything without “YOU” … my stamping friends.  We’ve have had so much fun in the past 19 years (I celebrate my Anniversary on March 10th) and I’m going to be stamping with you for many more.  I’ll be welcoming your companionship more than ever with the loss of my sister, but just like you were there for me the first time, I know your by my side again … Our friendships are precious to me ❤


Eileen … Nancy … Sandy

So many memories, so much fun together, so many friendships created … not just with me but with each other! It’s amazing.  I love this journey that I have been on and the fact that you were there.  I just have to say one … “I’m so glad you are part of my story”  

Thank you for stopping by today and for following by blog.

Have a simply wonderful Sunday ~



Simply Sunday: Butterfly Gala

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I have a beautiful card to share with you today that is simple to recreate. I’ve been in a bit in a funk lately, and my creativity was just not there, so I took a few days off, when I realized that it has been a year since we lost our Mom.

While sleeping last night, this card came to me, so it is dedicated to my Mom … who “LOVED” Butterflies!!

I started with the Gingham Gala for my background and the Botanical Butterfly (SAB) Designer Series papers, along with the butterfly punch from the bundle. I used the Balmy Blue from the Gingham Gala Cardstock pack to mat my Balmy Blue Gingham paper … Blue was my Mom’s favorite color. Her bathrooms was actually this color blue with butterflies!

When punching out the butterflies from the Botanical Butterfly Designer paper (FREE with a $50 purchase during SAB / Sale-a-bration!) I cut out the large butterfly and attached it to a piece of vellum cardstock … this made it easier to slide the butterfly into the punch and I actually kept it on my butterfly for a 3-D effect.

The little butterflies are punched out from another pattern from the Botanical Butterfly Designer paper.  All of my butterflies are highlighting my greeting which comes from the Wonderful Romance stamp set and is punched out with the 2″ Circle punch.  My butterflies and greeting are popped up with the Stampin’ Dimensionals.

My card was completed with a pretty bow from the Organdy Ribbon Combo pack that coordinates with the Gingham Gala product suite and can be yours free with a $50 purchase during our Sale-a-bration period.

I think my Mom would love this card, and I thank you for spending some of your time with me as I honor my Mom.

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Have a blessed day ~