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Hello my sweet stampin’ friends!  I hope everyone had a fantastic weekend!  I’ll have to share about my weekend.  It did not go as planned…. but in a good way.  Before I do, I want to show you today’s Make It Monday project.

I am just CRAZY over this card.  The new Cupcakes & Carousels Designer Series Paper Stack is going to be a new favorite of mine.  The colors and patterns are just amazing! 

Just a touch of vintage but at the same time, it has such a modern flair!  How does Stampin’ Up do it?  Who cares?  I LOVE it!

This card is perfect for EVERYONE – the adults, the guys, the kids!  This paper stack is going to be great for creating cards to fit everyone.


Now it’s YOUR turn to create!  Want to work off your mobile device?  Just take it to your stamp space and work from here.

BorderWould you rather save the document to your computer?


Can I make a recommendation?  Create a file in your “Documents” on your computer and call it MAKE IT MONDAY so you can always find the downloads whenever you need them.  Or, you can always search the Categories (left side bar) and click on Make It Monday.  You will see all of them in one place.

Here’s what you’ll need to create the BALLOON ADVENTURE BIRTHDAY CARD.  Use what you have, order what you need.  Just click a pic!  


So, you may recall that here in Oklahoma we were preparing for, what the meteorologists called an “Epic Ice Storm”.  We were expecting up to 1-inch of ice, which was sure to cause major damage to power lines and trees.  We stocked the house with food and charged all the batteries and electronic devices.  Christina came home from college so if her dorm lost power at least she would have the fireplace to keep warm here.  The city shut down on Friday because by Friday afternoon it was sure to be a big mess. They brought in 1,100 power line workers to help with the anticipated power outages. Every school closed in anticipation of this epic storm.  

Are you dying to know what happened?  NOTHING.  Not a darn thing!  Not a drop of rain on Friday or Saturday.  I even went for a walk on Saturday morning (no rain but OH was it cold).  

It did finally rain on Sunday but the temperatures were in the mid 30’s-40’s so no freezing rain, no ice.  So our epic ice storm turned into an epic fail.  Our poor meteorologists are getting such flack for it too.  Me?  I’m THRILLED!  I didn’t want an ice storm for heaven sake!  I don’t know why people get so upset when the meteorologists get it wrong.  All the radars showed what was coming but you can’t always predict what Mother Nature will do.

We hadn’t planned on going anywhere so we just stayed in, watched movies, and the girls made cookies (you know those powdered sugar wedding cookies?  YUM!)  It wasn’t an epic fail in my house!  It was FUN!

I did get some stamping done over the weekend.  I’m preparing some awesome stuff for the Spoiled Stamper Support Group (see details below).  I can’t wait for February 1st to get here!

Have a fabulous Monday everyone!  See you tomorrow for a 2-Minute Tuesday Tip video. 

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