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Today was the first day back at church since the pandemic shuttered everything. I have been watching the church services online (thank goodness for the internet), but there is nothing better than sitting in the Lord’s house. Have you ever heard anyone talk about the devil and the angel on your shoulder? During the early morning hours we had, yet again, thunderstorms! I got up and saw that the lights were out and boy, did that devil go to work! You can’t do your makeup! You can’t dry and style your hair! Go back to sleep! And just as I was thinking this would be a good day to go back to bed and sleep in–the angel took over and the electricity came back on!

Despite the rain, I headed downtown to St. James Episcopal church. Upon arriving, with mask on, I went through the COVID questions and then sat in my usual pew. (Very comforting, since I am a creature of habit!) Looking around, I realized this was the first time I had attended church since the (much needed) renovation. Fortunately, this was already scheduled when the pandemic hit. While keeping things as they were and making a few new changes, along with fresh paint, brighter lights, removal of the carpet with the wood floors restored and a better sound system. The new organ has yet to be delivered, but all in all, the fresh face of the church, along with the service brightened my day and the start of a new week!


As the last days of the Stampin’ Up! year approach, don’t forget to check out the catalogs and see if there are any last minute things you want. On Tuesday, May 4th, drum roll please, the new catalog goes live, meaning customers can order all the fabulous new items. As usual Stampin’ Up!s fresh look and awesome products makes everything very appealing!



I have also been scrounging the Stamp n Storage catalogs, to replace the things I sold, the ink pad holder, ribbon holder, and punch holders, with the ones that fit the Ikea modules. Getting organized is so exciting!!! To have a place for everything AND everything in it’s place makes for productive card making! And please remember, I am an affiliate for Stamp n Storage! If you are interested in placing an order, please go to the icon on the right side and I will get credit without you paying a penny more!


Thursday, on my Facebook Live “Lunch with Laura”, I demonstrated a new technique I had never tried. It’s called Joseph’s Coat. The background is made by blending different colors to cover the entire piece. Then images are stamped with VersaMark and heat embossed with clear powder. Next the surface is covered in black ink and then rubbed with a paper towel to reveal the design. A stunning result!

Until next time…

~happy stampin’~