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Cards from my class on Thursday

 
Here is the inside of the card.
 
Card inside of #1

 

Card #2

 
Card inside for #2
 
And Card #3- Keep in mind that this DSP is retired. Sorry!
 
Inside of card #3. Simple cards but if you have any questions let me know.

Are you a texture girl?

Below are some samples I made from the cruise that I wanted to share. The stamp set Touches of Texture #141934 was used to make these pretty cards. There are several stamps that add different styles of texture and there's are also some linear stamps for detail. My favorite stamp for texture is this long one and I love 
 

The bee and dragon fly!
 

Take a look at my creations...
 

 
 
 

Hope this inspires you today to get into your crafting room and make some cards or scrapbooking. If you have any questions about the above projects let me know.

Sweet!

I was in my craft room this morning getting ready for my class on Thursday and looked out my window to see this sweet little guy.

 

 


 

Want to see some magic?

Check out this video from the home office.


Father Day to remember!

Wow ! What a Fathers Day! Started the day playing tennis with Sam Altman and Annie Ngo. We had lots of fun.
Then when we returned home one of our 2 year old heifers decided to go into labor. New to calf births Heifers sometime need help, so Richard (along with Sam Altman and Wilbur Dew) got the opportunity deliver her beautiful baby. So cool and what a Father's Day to remember!

 
 
 

Time with Cousins

My cousin Mary and her family came down for a vacation and to attend the Dew Reunion. They wanted to do off shore fishing so my hubby so graciously offered to take them in his boat. Fish were caught but no keepers Mother Nature decided to be ugly today so it made the fishing unbearable. We still had a great time talking and hanging out. 

Here is Mary and her daughter Diana

 
From left to right- my hubby Richard- me-My cousin Mary and Mary's hubby Anthony.

Dew Reunion

I had a wonderful time this past Sunday at the Dew reunion. We had 61 folks who attended. Here are some of the folks. 
 

My son came up from Fort Myers with his girlfriend Paulina.

 

The picture below is my Son and Daughter
 

My husband did some of the cooking - boiled peanuts and cutting of the watermelon.
 
My father took care of providing the Bar B Que. Dad is on the left.
 

We had folks travel from as far as Missouri. Below is a picture of my cousin Mary and her daughter Diana.
 

 

At every reunion we take pictures on the front porch! Such a great time getting caught up! My Grandma Grace would have been very happy since all this took place at her home.

Peas! Peas! And more Peas!

 
This is where we picked them out of our field.
 
Here we are shelling them with our pea sheller! 

 
 
 

Slider Card Technique



 

How cute are these cards? And now they have the element of movement which is been made so simple with Stampin' Up! new products. Check out below how to make these cool cards.





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Rest of the Cruise

We decided to not book anymore tours but just go ashore and walk around. We stopped in Cannes, lots of money in the French Riviera! The only thing we bought was food. Pretty city! Below I am standing near the port just after getting off the ship. 
Below is My hubby Richard posing by a tribute to lost sailors.

 
Then back on the boat for a wonderful meal at the front of ship as we pull out from Cannes
Oh and everyday I was able to go to the hospitality room and spin for a prize! Pillow gifts every night and we even had make and takes on the last day.
 





Well that's all I have to share. I would never have made it to Spain, Itaily and France if it weren't for Stampin' Up! and my wonderful faithful customers and Downline. Thank you so much for all your support of my dream vacation. If any of you would like to join me on the next Grand Vacation let me know. I now know how to make it happen.  

Stampin' Up! has done it again!

Check out how versatile the jar images are from the jar of love stamp set. Make shaker cards, tags, and so much more. 

Day 5

The day started early again for us. We were in Rome and off to see the what this wonderful city had to offer. The first stop, the Colosseum.  There were soooo many people! The other thing that was going on was the Unions were striking so it was even more loud and crowded. Below my hubby managed to get a picture of me in front of the Colosseum .
 
We wondered around Rome learning more history than I will ever remember. We had lunch at a fabulous Italian Resturant .
 
You see I had a classic Italian meal of pasta and wine. Oh Mama Mia! It was so good!

Next stop, 
 
We were not allowed to take pictures inside so I have none to share. Richard took tons of pictures inside the museum, but there was so much that I can't remember the history behind the pictures. There were so many people too it was really hard to enjoy it. I can say I was there! I would like to return when I can walk through at a slower pace with less people.

So we were exhausted by the time we got back to the boat. I did however find enough energy to go to the hospitality room and spin the wheel to receive some ribbon.  Oh and my Pillow gift??
 
 A cute hipster Dooney purse! Boy was I pampered. Thanks so much Stampin' Up!

Birthday Wishes

Just wanted to share a couple of my birthday cards I received. Thank you for my beautiful cards.


 
 

Day 4

We were up early ready for our first tour stop- Naples!

 
We are so excited being in the tour bus ready to see Sorrento and Pompei. 
 
Behind us is the city of Sorrento. We just fell in love with Sorrento! A city of wine and beautiful pottery! We were able to walk and and shop for an hour and then off to Pompeii 
As I am sure you have heard the story - Mount Vesuvius 
erupted in AD79 covering a village. We saw castings of a child that died in his bed. Very sad but it was truly amazing that we could walk the streets of an city that existed so many years ago.
I won't bore you with lots of pictures only a couple of my favorites of Pompeii. The picture below is a street running through the middle of town and why it is interesting? Can you see the narrow ruts? They were made by chariots! The three stones are there so that when it rained a person on foot could step across the street without getting their feet wet.


 

The picture below is the McDonald's of Pompeii. 
 

Life was busy back then too so when you had no time to fix a meal at home you stopped by here - reach in to the bowls for the food and enjoy! I just hope they washed their hands before they came by.

 

This picture I am sure you have seen. This man was caught in his home, died from the poisonous gases and then his body preserved by the lava.  So sad... But then again cool for us because we get a glimmer of what humans were like during the turn of the century.
The day did end on a happy note though- I was able to go to the hospitality  room and spin the wheel. I won a stampset and the icing on the cake was the pillow gift!  The complete Foral suite form the catalog. Wow! My favorite thing out of the catalog! Thank you Stampin' Up!