Another Reason to Smile

Here’s a reason to smile.  Stampin’ Up! is offering a new, one month only stamp set in July called “Reason to Smile.”  If you spend $50, you can get the new set for $5 – wood or clear mount.  I got wood, because it’s a two-step set.  Lots of people use window sheets or vellum as imaging sheets with the stamp-a-ma-jig.  If you stamp in stazon, you’ll have it forever, and you can keep it with your set.  That way, you don’t have to stamp twice every time you use it!  Very clever, right?  But if you get clear mount, the position will change each time you re-mount the stamp, so you can only do this with wood.  But, hey, they’re both $5, so get the more expensive one.

Here’s a card I made with it.

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Stamps:  Reason to Smile, My Friend; Ink:  Raspberry Ripple, Pretty in Pink, Daffodil Delight classic; Raspberry Ripple, Lucky Limeade, Pretty in Pink stampin’ write markers; Daffodil Delight classic ink refill; Paper:  Raspberry Ripple, Very Vanilla; Fan Fair designer series paper;  Other:  1-3/4″ circle punch, In Color Dahlias, Dazzling Details, blender pen, Big Shot, Top Note die, mini glue dots, stampin’ dimensionals, blender pen, Elegant Bouquet embossing folder, sanding block

The more I use the Fan Fair designer series paper, the more I love it!  You can just see it peeking out from behind the Top Note die (at the top and bottom).  It’s just a little hint of lace.

Another reason to smile – Stephanie and I were talking today, and she asked me when Wesley started to talk.  I was fairly sure he had a pretty extensive vocabulary at 12 months, but I grabbed his first year calendar and baby book to confirm.  We had a blast (at least I did!) telling Wesley stories and reading some of his notes and seeing his artwork.  And, yes, he and Jonathan did both communicate quite well at 12 months.  Jonathan talked a lot.  In fact, his voice would be hoarse by the end of the day, because he had so much to share.  Wesley didn’t talk unless he had something important to say, so many people didn’t even know he could talk until he was three years old.  He’s still like that.  He waits until he’s absolutely sure he’s right before he’ll offer a comment.  I’m so proud of both my boys.  They definitely make me smile.  Most of the time.

Have a wonderful day, and thanks for stopping by.

About buffycooper

Among other things, I am a musician who enjoys papercrafting (specifically with rubber stamps), a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator, Christian, wife and mom to two great boys.
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