Sending Healing Hugs in Sympathy, Missing You Gidget, a Beautiful Tribute

Hi everyone. I wanted to share with you a Bonus Project this week showcasing the Wonderful World Bundle. This project was created for me by a very dear friend named Lou. She made the Sending Healing Hugs card for me because I lost my dog who was almost 14 years old. So this post will show you another idea with the Wonderful World Bundle but also highlight the dog that gave me joy for nearly 14 years.

If you missed the projects earlier in the week, I hope you go back to my Sunday post and work your way through them all. It has been such a fun week working with this beautiful Bundle that is only available until August 31, 2022.

I thank God for friends like this who help when sadness comes and are always there for you in good and sad times. Lou is one such friend. And I am so grateful for her friendship. Her thoughtfulness is never ending and this beautiful Sending Healing Hugs card is just one example of that. Here are some close-up pictures of the beautiful Sending Healing Hugs sympathy card she created for me.

All of this week’s projects focused on the Wonderful World Bundle. I really loved using it. It made the most beautiful projects. And this Sending Healing Hugs project is of course my favorite because it was made for me by a friend who knew how sad my heart was feeling. I will share some pictures of my dog Gidget below.

I got Gidget in 2009 for my birthday and I took her everywhere, even to church. She slept in her little dog bag during sermons and would come out and greet everyone in Sunday school after service. Gidget was a joy and when I tell you she was always joyful it is true. She was a happy dog who acted more like a Border Collie than a Yorkshire Terrier. Spent her time following everyone around and she had a hierarchy of our family. Gidget was my birthday present and hence my dog, so I was her person but the older she got, the more she gravitated to my husband. In her last two-plus years, she pretty much decided that he was her person. She kept him company and followed him around everywhere.

She had been diagnosed with a heart condition and was on medicine for the last 8 months or so. But still behaved like she was a young pup even until her final day. She loved people and greeted them as they visited us. When my friend Lou would come over or my friend Lee, she loved to greet them.

I do know she will be missed. There is a big hole in our hearts. We will miss you Gidget! Thanks for letting me share my sympathy card with you, and a little about my Gidget.

Stampin’ Up!’s July-August Sale-a-bration event going on now!

The July-December Sale-a-bration event from Stampin’ Up! has begun!!  There are some awesome new products that you can earn for FREE with orders of $50+ and orders of $100+ placed between July 1 and August 31, 2022!

If you spend $50 or more you get to pick and choose from 6 new products (2 stamp sets, 1 die set, 1 card & envelopes pack, and 2 designer paper packs!) that are available as free items!

Spend $100 or more and pick from 3 new items (1 stamp set and paper bundle, 1 stamp set, and one die set) that are available as free items!

There is a new host exclusive stamp set called Perfect Pomegranates that will be available for FREE with either a personal order of $300+ or a party with sales totaling $300+ during Sale-a-bration!

Drop me an email at if you’re interested in setting up a personal host code for you and your friends. If you collect orders that total $300+ you get that free stamp set!

There is an AWESOME joining promotion happening during SALE-a-bration too!  If you purchase the Starter Kit between July 1 and August 31, 2022, you’ll get the awesome Making Plans Collection for FREE with your Starter Kit!!

If you have any questions about joining, please drop me a note at, I’d be happy to chat with you! 

You don’t have to sell anything to be on my team you can sign up to just be a preferred shopper! Contact me about this awesome opportunity!

If you are ready to join my team, click the button to sign up and pick your starter kit items.

More Information

Remember, every order made from my online store receives my August CUSTOMER APPRECIATION CARD. If your order is over $50, you’ll get the card plus my August Tutorial Bundle, a pdf document with more than 30 projects to inspire you! I email it out to those who earn it at the beginning of the following month. It is my way to thank you for supporting my small business. In turn, it gives you ideas for projects to make with the supplies you are purchasing.

Thank you for supporting my small business and ordering from me.

Use the Hostess Code.

August’s Hostess Code is 7SKTS9HS. Use it for orders under $150.00.

Using that helps me bring you videos every week and helps provide the pdfs and gifts of appreciation. Thank you again for your support!
You can shop in my online store here. 

Thank you for supporting my small business!

Class Information

This year I also instituted a Kit-Together on the first Friday of the month at 7 pm EST. August’s gathering was on the 5th. September’s will be on the 2nd. Contact me if you would like to attend. Bring a Kit to work on. Feel free to also bring a friend. You can order one from my online store search under Kit Collection, or I have a few kits on hand that you can get cash and carry. I hope you will attend.

Also, I will have our Paper Pumpkin Procrastinators Group meet on the last Friday of the month also at 7 pm EST. This month’s gathering is on the 26th of August. That is my way of ensuring that all my subscribers get their kits done every month.

In summary, I will have one Facebook Live a week this year on Tuesday, but I will have plenty of video content for you on my YouTube channel so keep going there for more video instruction.

As always, thank you for visiting me 🙂

See you next week!


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