Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Snow Fun for you!

Hey there, Peeps!
Introducing the very first "Christmas Stamp-a-Stack" of the year. I will be having one in Aug., Sept., Oct., Nov. & Dec. We will make 12 cards at each class. There will be 3 designs and you will create 4 of each design at each class. Class fee includes all supplies and envelopes. You can come to one, two or all of the classes...your choice. Just be sure to save your seat by RSVPing and pre-paying your class fee to hold your spot. Space is limited. If you have prepaid and are unable to attend, you can pick up your card kits one week after the class. All classes will include one "featured" product that we will use on some or all of the cards for that class. You will then be able to take home the rest of the featured product to use on other projects of your choice. Christmas Stamp-a-Stack Class Fee is $25 and is due prior to the class. Cash/Checks/Paypal are accepted.
AUGUST Christmas Stamp-a-Stack
Monday, August 12th from 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Suitably Stamped Studio
10256 Battlefield Drive
Manassas, VA 20110
RSVP: No later than Thursday, August 8th
Bring a friend and you both will receive a BONUS-VIP PROJECT as
a gift from me!
Here’s a sneak peek at one of the cards we’ll be creating in August!
It was created using the brand new "Snow Fun" Stamp Set from 
the Holiday Catalog.
 And look at that Envelope Liner!!!  That's made with a brand new framelit for the Big Shot and they come in three different sizes!  

So don't wait!  Save your spot today!
 Looking forward to stamping with you soon!

Monday, July 29, 2013

A Magical Day...

Hey there, Stampin' Peeps!!

So....I had high hopes of posting tons of updates from Convention and it just wasn't possible for me to do so..  I will be sharing info and photos from that awesome event with you in the coming days and weeks.  But right now I want to share some photos of the other BIG event that has been my primary focus for much of the time for the last, oh...let's see... YEAR or so.  Brittany and Sam's wedding.

Our daughter, Brittany, married her love, Sam this past Saturday and it was SO incredible. 
There were lots of our family and friends who came to share in the celebration and we feel SO blessed.  It did rain for a bit but there was a "break" in the weather system and the kids were able to get married outside after all.  It was SO wonderful.  Here are a few photos for you so you can get a feel for what the day was like.....

These were a few of the poses from their portraits after the ceremony.  I will be sharing all of the vendor info here on my blog for any of you who may be looking for any of the services they offer.  We had AMAZING service from absolutely ALL of our vendors and we recommend them ALL highly.

All of the photography was done by Charlotte Parish Photography in Stafford, VA.  We had Charlotte and her assistant, Mary and they were fabulous to work with.  They are online at  Check them out.

Britt getting ready at our hotel.  This photo was taken by one of her bridesmaid's iPhones.  :-)

I took this photo the morning of the wedding before everyone arrived to start getting ready.  Her colors were orange (or Pumpkin Pie - for all you SU! peeps out there) and blue (Tempting Turquoise)  Her shoes were orange satin pumps with a peep toe and a touch of "bling"  She wore an ivory rose clip in her hair.  Her garter was ivory with an orange monarch butterfly on it.  Her jewelry was a gorgeous necklace and matching earrings from Charming Charlie's.  It was a perfect accent piece for her dress.  She had a lovely handkerchief that was given to her by Sam's grandmother, Nonnie.  Nonnie recently traveled to Rome and went to the Vatican.  The handkerchief was blessed by the Pope and Nonnie brought it back just for Brittany.  It was SO special.  Then...her something old were the two pennies you see in the photo.  One was from 1980 - the year Sam's parents were married and the other was from 1984 - the year that Mike and I were married.  She had one in each shoe when she walked down the aisle.  

 The four of us....

Britt with the boys...

Britt and Sam with Sam's parents...

Mr. and Mrs. Sam Anderson  <3 br="">

I can't wait to be  able to share lots more of the photos and details with you.  For now, though, I just want to thank all of you who have continued to hang in there with me while we got through all the planning and eventually the wedding.  I'm still stamping and and I have a LOT to share.  I hope you will continue to come back again and again and visit me here on the blog.

Much love to you all,

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Suitable News for You

Hey there, Stampers and Friends!

I'm SO stinkin' excited!  Not only am I leaving for Stampin' Up! Convention 2013 in just 24 hours....I am posting my very first "Suitable News for You" video.  I can't wait to hear what you think....
Lots of info...some samples and a new technique for you.  So...Grab a tall, cold glass of your favorite drink, put your feet up and enjoy! 

Wishing you a magical day!

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

"Stuck on You"

Hey there, Peeps!!

Ok....I'm squinting really hard and NOT looking at the last date that I actually posted here on my blog.  Ugh!  I have been in complete "wedding" mode since school ended and I'm sitting here now just 17 days away for the actual wedding day.  WOW!  It's been C R A Z Y busy but I'll admit that I wouldn't trade it for anything.  I have SO many projects and just general "stuff" to share with you.  I'm hoping to be able to blog regularly again soon.  I will be going to Salt Lake City for Stampin' Up!'s 25th anniversary Convention next Wednesday.  (YES!  I AM going!)  Honestly, it will be a great "breather" for me before the wedding hoopla begins the following week.  I promise to update from Convention and share as much as I can with you.  I'll also post the swaps (what few there are) that I've made to take with me to trade for more beautiful cards in return for inspiration.

For now, though, I have a very special "Special" for you....from me.  Check out the deets below and know how much I truly do appreciate each and every single one of you who checks in here for a visit now and again and for all of your sweet comments and support.  You guys rock my socks!

Wishing you a magical day!