Saturday, February 2, 2013

Growing UP!

I'm beyond BLESSED by my family...
each one is a real jewel in my life!
One of our Sweet lil jewels turned 7 today!
(16 girls, a few parents,
a make your own Pizza and
Wii Dance Party was fun but at the end of the 3 hours,
I am tuckered! lol)
Creating a little Eco~Friendly gift for her classmates and Girl Scouts was FUN with the help of my dear friend Donna who came and helped me to create 35 of these sweet treats.

Seed Packets aren't too costly, a fun way to better the environment and the lives of all who see the fruits or flowers of the seeds.

Secret Garden is a wonderful stamp set ~ from the Spring Mini and the Framelits Dies make it easier than ever to punch them out!

Using Glossy White Card Stock and the Baby Wipe Technique with our Bright Pink (for my very pink girl) of Melon Mambo is sure to brighten her and her friend's day!  (Pacific Point is a nod to those boys that she loves to chase about.)

Centering the Flowers with the Dum Dum lollipops are also a nod to one of our favorite movies ~ Night at the Museum!
In Melon Mambo or Pacific Point - the Black Heat Embossing POPS as well as adding some sharp contrast. 
(It is SWEET Growing Up with you! Printed on Pretty in Pink card stock is a great tag for this gift, isn't it?)

Glossy White Paper is a great way to Shine!
I hope that the children of our my daughter's class and troop plant these seeds of varying flowers.  What a great way to Brighten their home, view and the Earth!  A fun twist on the normal hand-out to kids. 
THIS and the fun Balloon that I brought to the school was a great way to brighten the view and the lives of these kids!  (What a site Iiiii made running up the street w/ the 35 balloons and basket of potential blooms - lol.)

7 years ago I was blessed to give birth, as she and I narrowly escaped death during labor, a couple of times. 
My life is now full of sass, pink, laughter and hugs. 
My mini-me, my pride and joy...
she says she wants to be a Stampin' Mom like me - awwww!
Watching her grow up is a rare blessing and growing up as a sprited young lady who is strong and loving! 
I'm sooo blessed!
How can YOU be different with your gifts?
Celebrate while beautifying the plant?
What can you grow?
Sweeten the day by adding to your collection (or starting one) with this amazing Stamp set and coordinating Framelits dies!  Purchasing them in a Bundle is a great way to save 15%!! 
This set is great stamped or embossed...
what would YOU do with it? 
Leave me a Comment and let me know. 


  1. What a CUTE IDEA. Will definitely do this with troop and daughter. Thank you for playing with the LNS Challenge

  2. What a beautiful idea, and an even more beautiful daughter!!! I so love your picture of her -- her beauty shines from her soul!!

  3. What a great idea! I hope they plant the seeds also. You really rocked this challenge this week with all your submissions. Thanks for playing with us so many times this week!


  4. Brilliant! I love this idea. So cute. You are on a roll this week!
    Thanks so much for playing along with us on the LNS challenge blog!

  5. Fun idea! Thanks for another great entry at LNS this week!


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