Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Moving Forward

 The last 7 months have been a process.  They have been hard.  I miss my dad.  All of us do.  His family.  We have comfort in knowing where he is.  Because of the choice he made as a teen.  To accept Christ as his Savior.  There is comfort in that.  Those of us that have also accepted Christ by faith will see him again.  That is a great comfort.  He, my dad, made sure that his family knew of that choice.  That faith.  He lived it, breathed it, preached it.  Not only did he know it, he wanted his family to know it, and the world to know it.  His desire was to reach the world with the gospel.

I have had one class since my dad passed away.  I enjoyed it.  But I am having a struggle getting back into gear.  This past weekend I went away with a group of friends.  It was fantastic.  I stamped a couple of cards and even crocheted a little.  And I slept hard!  I also ate a ton of food that I shouldn't have.  ha

These are the cards.  There are 2 views of each one.  Click on the images for a closer view and the shimmer.

 The base of this card uses the Hardwood Background stamp and the Woodgrain Embossing Folder.  The flowers are made using the Spiral Flower Originals Die.  The banner that you can barely see was made using the Banner Framelits and is stamped using the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set.  There was a lot of sponging with Crumb Cake, Blushing Bride and Gold Encore Metallic Ink.  Thank you for letting me use your Blushing Bride ink, Barb Bird.

 This card uses Petite Petals stamp set and punch.  It was water-colored using Strawberry Slush, Pistachio Pudding and So Saffron.  Thank you for the use of your Aqua Painter, Patty Bombyk.  The background is the Decorative Dots Embossing Folder.  Isn't it fun?  And that gorgeous ribbon is Natural Chevron Ribbon.  Thank you, Emma Fewkes!  And the leaf frond is from a stamp set that Yvonne Newborn (Thank you, Yvonne) let me borrow.   Card stock is Shimmery White.

 Hopefully I will start having classes again soon.  I love to stamp and create.  And we are also still trying to finish the house.  Eventually it will happen.  Along the way I want to enjoy life.  My mom, kids, grands, and more grands, siblings, other family and my friends.  

And I want to proclaim Christ.  Do you know Him?  He loves you.  He died and rose again for you.

2 Peter 3:9 ~ The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is long-suffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.

Love to you all,
Debra

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Holiday Sale

  • This sale is the same as the annual Online Extravaganza sale of years past--just with a simpler name.
  • Discounts range between 20 and 50 percent-awesome!
  • Hostesses who have earned a 50%-off item may not apply that discount to an already-discounted product.
  • There's no minimum purchase required to participate in this promotion. Sale on!
  • For product bundles, you need to use the bundle item numbers provided. If you use individual item numbers, you won't get the discount-bummer.
  • You can buy additional products from any of our current catalogs  on the same order. 
 Click on the link below to see the sale items.
Holiday Sale Flyer

Contact me or go to my store if you are interested.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Thank you, Veterans!

Today we honor our Veterans.  We should honor Veterans every day.  They are our guardians.  We need to be eternally grateful for their sacrifice, commitment and courage.   Thank you to my son, Dave and father in law, Donald Daam. 
Dave serves in the United States Marine Corps. The most lethal fighting force known to man.  And Jack's dad served in the United States Navy.


 The next few pictures are one of Dave's deployments.



 This is from Dave's last deployment.  It is amazing that we can face time.  Can you imagine in wars past?  I cannot.

 Dave's promotion to SSgt.


 At the 238 Marine Corps Ball

Thank you Dave and Hali.  Love you.

Mom

"Some people spend an entire lifetime wondering if they made a difference. The Marines don't have that problem."
PRESIDENT RONALD REAGAN, 1985

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Happy Birthday, Erin

Yesterday was Erins birthday.  This is what I sent her.  From her dad and I.
There is a shimmer that you can see if you click on the picture.  I was at a loss in what to make.  So I asked her what her favorite color is.  She said it depends.  So I said at the moment...  Her answer was blue and green.  So, starting with that, this is what I made.

Love you forever, Erin.

Mom

Monday, October 14, 2013

Happy Birthday, Irelyn!

Today Irelyn turns 8!  This is her card.  I used the new Circle Card Thinlits.  It is a flip card.  The xoxo comes with it as does the banner piece it is on.  AND so does the larger scallop.  How fun is that?

 This is the flipped side.  There are also some hearts to the right.  I didn't show that part.  I didn't want to share my note and penmanship.  The heart also comes with this thinlits.

Happy, happy day, Irelyn.  I miss you and love you forever.
Grammy Deb

Recipe:
Stamp set:  Sketched Birthday
Card Stock:  Gumball Green, Bermuda Bay, Birthday Basics Designer Series Paper
Ink:  Bermuda Bay, Gumball Green, Crisp Cantaloupe, Raspberry Ripple and Summer Starfruit markers
Accessories:  Circle Card Thinlits, Scallop Punch, Circle Thinlits

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Patty's HYCCT Challenge

My friend Patty is hosting a HYCCT Challenge over on SCS.  Here is my card for that.  

If you click on it you can see the shimmer for the 'opal'.  

Recipe:
Sets:  Too Kind, Chalk Talk, Sweetly Framed, Gorgeous Grunge
Card Stock:  Blushing Bride, Very Vanilla, Venetian Romance Designer Series Paper
Ink:  Blushing Bride, So Saffron, Pistachio Pudding, Crumb Cake
Accessories:  Burlap Ribbon, Ruffled Stretch Ribbon, Crochet Trim, Paper Doily, Candy Dots, Champagne Mist Paint (ret), Stampin' Spritzer, Framelits Circles Collection, Framelits Chalk Talk, Delicate Doilies Sizzlits. Sponge

Have a great day!
Debra

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Thank You

Thank you for your thoughts, prayers and cards this past month and a half.  You have truly blessed me.  Thank you.  I am still not quite up to speed on getting back to normal after my dad passing and will most likely hold off on classes until next year.  I am spending a lot of time with my mom and plan on traveling with her down to see my older sister this month.  I appreciate so much your understanding. 

Right now there are some specials going on that you might want to know about.
~During October, hostesses will earn $25 extra hostess dollars when you host a $250+ party.  To continue the celebration of Stampin’ Up!’s 25th anniversary, they are offering an extra $25 hostess dollars on a $250 party (includes hostess workshops, customer orders or online hostess parties).  That means, you can earn $65 in free products (instead of the standard $40).  Yay!


 ~For 2 weeks only you can join Stampin' Up! for $25.  This offer is only good October 7-21.

  • This offer is only good for two weeks, so take advantage of it right away!
  • During this offer, only the special $25 starter kit will be available; the regular $99  starter kit will not be available. The $25 Starter Kit includes
    • $26.95 worth of Stampin' Up! product (it must be more than $25, but not more than $26.95 before tax)
    • Business pack which includes
      • A box of annual catalogs
      • A package of the current seasonal catalog
      • Getting Started DVD
      • Starter Kit Business Brick
      • Customer postcards
If you are interested in joining you can do so at my website here.  http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/debradaam/  Then click on the Join the Fun on the far right.  Or call or email any questions you may have.