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That Balloon Get’s ME!



Darn. It's the silly little hot air balloon. It gets me EVERY time. Do you own a stamp set with ONE image that just takes YOU in?   If it has a hot air balloon, I have to have it.  I love them.  The more vintage it looks the more I swoon over it.  Truth!

This is a new Hostess stamp set in the NEW catalog called Postage Collection.  I love that Stampin' Up! gives us the option to purchase 2 of these during our pre-order season.  This is a fantastic collection of images in this set.  


In fact, there are bonus images.  Say what, Kimberly?? 


Do you see the itty bitty squares on the right of the card? These are the inside extra rubbah pieces from a stamp image in the set.  So you know how geometric shapes are a hot trend? DO NO THROW THESE AWAY.  


I see many more cool cards made with just the tiny squares.  *LOVE*


Check out the new vintagie buttons—> real name is Very Vintage Designer Buttons. <in love sigh>


If you look close enough you can see the new Smoky Slate color.  I already was in love with the color Gray so this just makes me do cartwheels that we have a new shade of gray.  

Stamp set: Postage Collection (New Hostess Set) Cardstock: Smoky Slate, Soft Sky, Crushed Curry Ink: Smoky Slate, VersaMark

Accessories:  Very Vintage Buttons (129327), Artisan Label (130920), 3/4" Circle punch (119873), Natural Trim (129287), Epic Day Washi Tape (131269), Soho Subway Designer Paper (130140), Basic Rhinestones, Tea Doily (129399), Stitched Satin Ribbon (126846)


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Lastly, I have to share a proud Mama moment.  Hope you don't mind… 

Lil man is now a First Class Scout.  So proud as he worked hard towards this.  HUGE accomplishment.  He loves Scouts. 

Now to convince him the hair needs to be cut.  Something about this pre-teen thing where they do NOT like to shower or get a hair cut.  I may pencil this into his Scout Requirement book.  Jeesh! 

Kimberly Van Diepen


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