Whenever I think of New Orleans, I don’t think of Mardi Gras like many people.  Instead, I think of the story that Ann told me about how special she felt when Kirkland met her at the airport with this sign.  Ann had a ball going to dinner and sharing secrets with Kirkland.  Even though they’d never met face to face, it was as if they had been friends forever!


That’s the best part about what Ann and I do.  YOU!  Yep, YOU are the best part of what we do!  Through thick and thin, rubber and ink make for great friendships!

Do you have a friend that has a birthday today?  Since it’s Fat Tuesday, here is the perfect card you can make them!  It’s got the Mardi Gras colors:

It’s also known as Pancake Day.  I hope that doesn’t mean that Ann’s making me pancakes!

Mardi Gras Birthday Card

Did you get the Summer Starfruit Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon when it was on sale last week?  Besides that, Ann used the Simple Stems stamp set (Wood or Clear) from the Occasions Seasonal Catalog.  Did you know that the Simple Stems stamp set matches the Secret Garden Framelits?

And the Large Rhinestones we used today are on sale this week for 25% off!  How cool is that!

Well, today starts another Weekly Deal with new ribbons, a wheel and other cool stuff.  Just click on the picture and get whatever you need while you can save from 25-40% when you shop now.


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