Back to the Real World

Back to the Real World

This is going to be a long post today but I have lots to share – and will share more throughout the week!!!

We arrived back in Canton on Sunday afternoon.  Wow! What a wonderful time we had both in Fiji and Ann Arbor, Michigan.  To end the Fiji trip in Ann Arbor for Anna’s graduation was just perfect!  My heart is full when I think of everything we experienced over the past 1 1/2 weeks.   Feeling truly blessed!

Today I want to share my card for the swap in Fiji, some new specials Stampin’ Up! has going on, and then I will share a few photos of Anna’s graduation – and tomorrow Fiji photos!

This card uses some of my favorite products –
 the honeycomb embossing folder, #129378
 Tea for Two Designer Series Paper, #129311
the bee stamp from Collage Curios Stamp Set, #129102 Clear
#129099 wood
 Crochet Lace, #118481
paper doilies, #129399
 5/8 inch flower trim
(note – this is not in the new catalog, so if you want it, get it now!!!   #126869)
Early Espresso Bakers Twine #123124
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While I was gone, Stampin’ Up! announced some new specials –
 The Bloomin’ Bouquet Kit. 
an awesome new kit available only while supplies last: 
Here is a video from Stampin’ Up! that shows how to put this together –  I especially love that they have add the extra flower to pass along to someone to brighten their day!

Ordering information:

Item 134542 $12.95

Available starting April 29, while supplies last.
Kit contents:

  • 2 sheets of preprinted and precut flowers on 12″ X 12″ cardstock; makes 13 flowers using Pool Party, Gumball Green, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, and Rich Razzleberry
  • 13 Vintage Faceted Buttons
  • 13 green floral wire stems

Adhesive not included. (Glue gun recommended.)

And we also have a MDS Sale!


Dates: May 1-June 15, 2013
The Sale
Get 25 percent off select My Digital Studio content and print products.

Now some graduation photos –

Here is Anna when she was in first grade – she didn’t want to go to first grade – and cried for the first two weeks!  We even had to carry her in to class several days!  If she made it through the morning at school without any tears, they would let her call me at lunch time to say hello!!  And of course at the end of first grade, she loved it so much, she cried because she didn’t want to leave! (don’t you just love those purple glasses!) 

And here she is today!  A beautiful, confident young lady!  She received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Michigan.
Here’s a family photo – love this!!  It’s not often anymore that we get all of our family together – and so when we do, it makes my heart soooo happy!!! 

Our girls! 

Our family is a big Michigan family – my dad,  my father-in-law, my niece Katie,  my sister-in-law Lane and me,  are all graduates.
Here’s a photo of Anna and Grandpa Jack and me – Alumni!

 The speaker at graduation was a U of M alumni named Richard Costolo, the founder of twitter!  He was a great speaker – very entertaining and gave a great message.

Congrats Anna! So proud of you and so glad you are a Michigan Wolverine! 

Thanks for reading this very long post today and letting me share about my family!!  More about Fiji in my next post.