I'm so glad that I had hostess club tonight as it snapped me out of a little funk that I was having.  I spent the morning help Ms. Cheryl set up for the Milwaukee Rubber Stamp Show, being held this weekend at the Washington County Fair Park.  We have a booth at the expo and I, due to hospital-work conflicts can't be there.  Well, at least not if I plan on going to the Stampin' Up! convention next week.  So I had to make a choice and Cheryl assured me that she and several of our downlines would welcome the opportunity to work the show and develop their businesses…but that was what I was feeling a little blue about. 

I think I was experiencing in a small measure what an empty-nester feels.  Three-quarters delight for knowing your "kids" have developed wings and are achieving great and wonderful things and one quarter unhappiness because you just KNOW they are having all kinds of fun without you!  Right?  Ok, ok, yes, I will desperately miss Adria next year but part of me is going to be a bit miserable as I know she's having a blast without ME!  As will Cheryl, Lynn and Judy tomorrow….without ME!  I'm going to be sad.  I want to be there meeting all you and showing you all the cool new things in this catalog.  I adore the expos and it's so fun!!  And I'm going to miss it…heavy sigh. Pity party stops here!

So yes, I was glad for my Hostess Clubs and my dear Hostess friends. This is one of the cards that we did at club.  I do believe I will make this one for my convention swap.  (Thanks for letting me twist your arm Ms. Barb to help! hahaa)  This is such a fun set and the best part is that it has matching framelits so that they can be die-cut in a snap.  Too Cute, hey?  And Cheryl, as of this morning, was planning on using this set and framelits in her make and take tomorrow.  Stop by and say hi to Ms. Cheryl and the crew and whip up a little note card with this set.

Flower Patch



  • Stamps:  Flower Patch Photopolymer, Woodgrain
  • Inks:  Strawberry Slush, Crushed Curry, Pink Pirouette, Pear Pizzazz, Crumb Cake
  • CS:  White, Flowerpot Designer Paper, Flower Fair Framelits, Pink Seam Binding, Hexagon Punch

Don't forget these stamps and framelits can be ordered as a bundle at 15% off!  How about even a better deal?  Perhaps you would like this as an half-price item at the Hostess Club.  We have a couple of empty spots in a newly formed club and we WANT you!  What's better than 50% off of a 15% bundle!  To date- every single hostess club hostess has had a minimum of 1-50% off item and $65 in hostess credit.  Let's keep the ball rolling and we want YOU to join our Hostess Club. 

That's all for tonight.  Gotta take a quick nap before I head in to the hospital.  Happy Stampin' ya'll