Three Beautiful People….
Beautiful people. That’s what we have in our stamping community.
I’m reminded the past two weeks of a few things and I wanted to share with you.
In two weeks my stamping community has lost three beautiful people.
Being a part of Stampin’ Up! has always been a beautiful thing because there are so many beautiful things that have crossed my path during my 13 years as a demonstrator.
People. Relationships. This is it. This is why I love being part of this community. It’s YOU.
The past two weeks we lost three beautiful demonstrators and it’s heartbreaking to see them go. Selfishly I will miss their earthly bodies as well as what each one of them gave to me along the way in my journey with Stampin’ Up!
My friends Suzy Miller, Kristina Dodson and Joann Weimers are now with Jesus. Each of these ladies fought a hard battle. Suzy and Kristina both had ALS and Joann had other health problems. Now they are free from all of that in Heaven and that gives me peace and I pray it gives their families peace. Just thinking about the 3 of them together, stampin’ sisters… makes me smile.
Each one of these ladies made an impact on my life and none of it had to do with stamping. They were just amazing women who cared.
That’s what we do friends. We care about each other. Stamping is just the bonus. I hope we never forget that. Stamping is what brings us together, but at the end of the day we care about EACH OTHER.
I have to tell you… reading your comments on your family holiday traditions has been the highlight of my weekend. I love reading them because they are exactly what sharing life together is all about. We share the good, bad and ugly details with each other. That’s what bonds our friendships. Isn’t that a beautiful thing? I hope you are smiling. Despite the sadness of these beautiful ladies passing, I smile knowing that their legacy in this community will always go on. We will carry it on.
I didn’t get too much stamping time in this weekend but I definitely wanted to create cards for my friends families. Honestly, this weekend was a big fat FLOP. The kids were at Church Camp and had a blast. Meanwhile Russ and I sat dealing with my computer issues that turned out taking up an entire day. I’m surprised we are still married after this fiasco. Technology problems can bring out the best and worst of a relationship… Oh MY word.
Time to share what I did create…
Rose Wonder Sneak Peek
Rose Wonder is going to be on everyone’s must have list. I can almost bet this set will be the most popular in the Occasions catalog.
You know what that means… get it early. This set has coordinating Thinlits called Rose Garden and comes in a bundle.
My favorite about this Rose Wonder stamp set is the greetings. They are crisp, and beautiful greetings.
Perfect occasion greetings and gorgeous stamp images.
My favorite is the scripture verse included in this set. It’s one of my favorites and so comforting.
What do you think? I love the soft feel of this card. Maybe it’s because I added a bit of my favorite colors, Crumb Cake and Blushing Bride.
Either way, I’d love to hear what you think.
Will you do me a favor? Pray for my friends families. Pray for peace and healing during their time of grief and our stamping community.
I love you my friends. XOXOXO
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