A fun weekend is ahead! My oldest son is already approaching his next birthday. I can't believe it, but Nicholas will be 11 on October 1st. It seems like yesterday he was just four. And what a cute 4-year-old he was. This photo makes me giggle because he always wore his glasses down on his nose. His eye doctor kept encouraging him to push them up higher, but he preferred having them down and tipping his chin up to look through them.
When did he grow older!? (Here he is at 6.)
His baby face is only in photos now. (Here he is at 8.)
But what a handsome young man he is turning out to be! (I can say that. I'm his momma.)
We'll be celebrating Friday evening with friends and then on the weekend with family.
Remember when Stampin' Up!® used to have that digital program, MDS? Well, I invested in My Memories Suite so that I could keep using my digital downloads from Stampin' Up! and design whenever I want. Nick's laser tag birthday invite doesn't have any recognizable SU retired digital images, but he LOVES this invite. After I designed it and printed it off onto our Whisper White cardstock, I then trimmed it out leaving a small white outline and layered it diagonally onto a piece of 5-1/2" x 4-1/4" Basic Black cardstock. OH! I also mailed this postcard style invite in our fabulous Whisper White envelopes. Gotta use Stampin' Up! whenever I get the chance. LOL
Another fun thing around the bend is a sale that Stampin' Up! will have on select designer paper packs. Check out this graphic below so you can see which ones will be available on October 1st for the "Buy 3, Get 1 Free" deal.
Then click here on these links to view each of them in my online store. Remember…the sale won't start until October 1st. But I'm letting you know now, so you can wait a bit if you are wanting any of these.
- Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper  $11.00
- Moroccan Designer Series Paper  $11.00
- Fruit Stand Designer Series Paper  $11.00
- Blooms & Bliss Designer Series Paper  $11.00
- Festive Birthday Designer Series Paper  $11.00
- By The Shore Designer Series Paper  $11.00
- Presents & Pinecones Designer Series Paper  $11.00
- Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper  $11.00
Did any of you see September's Paper Pumpkin kit!?
It's one of my favorites!!! In fact I spent all day yesterday creating cards, scrapbook pages and fun gift ideas with the contents of this kit. And today I am making my video so that I can share these ideas with you soon on YouTube and here on my blog.
Are you one of my personal Paper Pumpkin subscribers? If so, then several exclusive ideas will be emailed to you soon! Woo hoo! Do all of you want a sneak peek at one of those exclusives? Here you go!
Did you notice the Presents & Pinecones Designer Paper? (That will be one of those available through the October Designer Paper special that I mentioned above.) What a fabulous gift this project would make at the holidays! Did you already assemble your September 2016 "Something Good to Eat" kit and now after seeing this idea wish you had more of your kit left? Refill kits were made available yesterday. If you are an active subscriber (or if you sign up now or renew your subscription to become an active subscriber), you can purchase this refill kit.
First-time subscribers can buy their FIRST month and get their second month of Paper Pumpkin FREE! CLICK HERE to learn more.
The Clearance Rack has been updated with lots of great items!
CLICK HERE to view the items and shop. Keep in mind that many things MAY sell out quickly (and have). So don't delay if you want to get in on the great savings.