Friday, March 11, 2016


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Hi Friends of Stampin' from the Heart

Looking forward to seeing you all this weekend at
The Original Rubber Stamp Convention in Carson, CA.

The show shuts down at 4:00pm, let's try to meet outside in the garden area to say a quick hello to each other and do some catching up.

If any of you can and want to maybe we can get together for dinner after convention.  There are some nice restaurants near IKEA which isn't too far away.

Give me a shout if you're going to be there and if you think you can make dinner.

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Hope this finds everyone well and excited about convention.

Hugs, Karen

Thursday, January 21, 2016


You will be missed!!!

This post is for all my friends at Stampin' from the Heart--it is with a heavy heart that I need to let you know one of our own--Judy Nace has passed away. She had COPD and caught a cold, by the time she was found the paramedics could do nothing. The following is a message I received from her friend another Stampin' from the Heart friend Alan He texted me the following: "On Saturday 1/9 one of Judy’s friends, Susan called her and asked her how she was doing. Others called because we knew that when she caught a cold it would always go to her lungs. The worst thing for someone with COPD. Judy answered but probably couldn’t get her breath since Susan heard a very long pause with just the TV making sounds. Finally she heard some faint response and asked Judy if she was okay. She said no. Susan said she would be right over but from where she lived it was about 45 minutes to an hour away, maybe more in L.A. traffic. When she got there Judy couldn’t answer the door. Susan called 911 and they came and broke down the door. She was taken to the hospital and after a while the doctor asked Susan if she had any final wishes. It was 7:29 p.m. on Jan. 9. Her COPD was being managed quite well before all this. The cause of death was heart failure." RIP Judy, you will be missed

Wednesday, December 30, 2015



Dear Stampin' from the Heart Family and Friends

As we all start this New Year, I would like to wish each of you and your family members a very happy, healthy and prosperous year.  Here's wishing you love in your lives, miracles that are seen and wonderful memories with families during the year.  Something you might want to do during the year--get a gallon jar and keep post-it notes next to it; at the end of the day put a note in it about what good happened that day, then at the end of the year go back and read what you have written--you will see many smiles, hugs and miracles.

This was a sad year in the fact that we lost one of our own.  Nina Montoya (my assistant and co-hort) from the start of Stampin' from the Heart was taken from us.  She was diagnosed with Colon Cancer in July 2014 and she fought, laughed and did all she could do to battle this disease.  She did things that she never tried before, she went on trips to see family, she did Disneyland with her daughter.  She will be very sadly missed.  Thank all of you who made her last days happy by visiting and crafting with her.

Now news coming from a different front; two of our own, Judy Urvan and Susan London will be leaving our area to sojourn with their respective families.  The following is an invitation from Ellie to come say good-bye to our girls before they leave for good--we hope to see many of you come.

Pot Luck Luncheon, Saturday, January 16, 2016, 12:00 noon!
Two of our Stampin' From The Heart gals, Susan London and Judy Urvan are leaving California!!! Come EAT, DRINK, VISIT and share some Stampin' From The Heart stories. Bring a dish to share!!!! 
Call Ellie - 310-822-3780 for further details and directions! 
Looking forward to seeing you!

Wishing you all a blessed 2016 with lots of love and hugs.


Friday, November 13, 2015

Hi Sweet People, I am not going to be able to be at convention tomorrow, Saturday.  But I would love to hear that some of you got together at 2:00pm on the patio to say hi and maybe share something you have made recently.  I really want to be there but am unable--I so want to see all of you and wish you a wonderful, and joyous holiday season.  Love you all, and would love to hear from you.  Let me know how you enjoyed the convention and what is new.

Friday, October 16, 2015

Saturday, November 7 from 9 to 2 
at Ellie's, (Ellie Shaw) 12572 Havelock Ave, LA 90066.
STAMP! STAMP! STAMP!, current and retired. Also included, ribbon, paper, beads, wooden crafts, embellishments and many others!
CASH ONLY please!

Come look and see--we all love someone else's stash.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

RIP--You Will Be Missed Carolee

To all my friends from Stampin' from the Heart many of you will remember Carolee Synder from shopping, classes and our Friday nights--I just found out that she has passed away. She passed away on August 15 and services will be held at All Saints Church at 504 Camden Drive, Beverly Hills, CA on Tuesday, August 25 at 10:00AM. Graveside services will be at 3:00 at Forest Lawn, Glendale. You will be missed Carolee.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015


Hi Everybody, Mike Strong has set up a reunion class for Saturday, August 1 at Scrampers in Torrance. He will teach a 3-card class then we will break for potluck and then at 2:00 do a 5-card class. He would really like to see all of our Stampin' from the Heart Friends. Contact me if you can make it and if you want to do the potluck and what you want to bring. Mike is doing plates, napkins, utensils, cups and dessert. You can find me on facebook under Stampin from the Heart or email me at Looking forward to seeing you and/or hearing from you.