Here are just a few of the new birthday and shower invitations the Lucky7s Studio has designed for December 2020 and January 2021. Most Invitation orders have about a 2-3 day turn around. Do you have an upcoming party and need custom designed invitations? If so, the Lucky7s Stationery Studio would love to help you!
Wednesday, February 3, 2021
And these are just a few of the Note Cards + Notepad Bundles the L7S did for Christmas Orders
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Until Next Time!
Sunday, January 10, 2021
It's been a hard couple of days going through all the emotions and stages of grief of losing such a beautiful soul. Sad, hurt, angry, grateful, trusting God's will...not understanding how the hurt AND pain can be apart of His plan for my and my family's lives. Losing Aunt Karen is especially hard, not being able to grieve properly with those you are closest to and who love her just as dearly is much harder. COVID has taken more than just a beautiful person from this world, it has taken away our need to grieve together, find closure together, and also celebrate her life and give her the memorial service someone like her deserves - TOGETHER. So, in many ways this is MY way to celebrate her memory.
My Aunt Karen was a devoted daughter, a superb sister, adoring aunt, and faithful friend. She lived a solitary life, but she was never alone. That one fact has brought me the most grief throughout this entire ordeal. That in her last days the loved ones who she poured every ounce of love and happiness she had into, were not able to return the favor and be by her side as she crossed over to the other side. That this beloved person who was always there for me from day one...I (We) was not able to be there for her. If you do not know, when my mom found out she was pregnant with me...she and my dad went to my Aunt Karen first. They were unmarried, my mother was still in high school, and dad didn't have a dollar to his name. SHE told them that day that there would be no talk of anything less than having that baby and she would be there to support and help raise me in every way possible. And she never wavered in that vow. She was a second mom to me. She was there for every birthday and life event. Every graduation event, help plan my wedding, was present at every bridal and baby shower, and every birth of each of my babies. She was in the delivery room with my mom when Rex was born. She was a most devoted mother and grandmother to her "grands" even though she never carried a baby in her womb. She was the epitome of what every aunt should espouse to be: supportive in every way, a shoulder to cry on in time of need, and giver of joyous laughter during the best of times.
These are the things that have weighed so heavily on my heart this last week. I know for a fact that she had met the love of her life when she was younger, but God took them on separate paths...and she was so devoted to her family here at home that she gave up that life of wedded bliss. I honestly can't say that I could have made that choice for myself...but that's the type of person she was...so selfless and so giving of her love of her family. She took the most joy in her "kids" and she was never, ever lacking with deep friendships that spanned years and decades. The only two consolations I have in her passing that is 1. I KNOW with certainty that she entered heaven's gates and was united with her Savior and 2. She was met at heaven's gate by her Mother and Daddy, her brother and sister Danny and Dena, and all the other family and friends that went before her. I told my dear Mother-in-love just a few days ago that at one point during a late night prayer for her healing I had a touch of humor from the Lord...That I wasn't so sure God and Mommalo knew what was good for the rest of this world if He was to call her home and that the rest of us would be left to handle the 3 Miles Brothers by ourselves on this earth. But here we are in the exact position left to love and care for our Daddys (Randy, Sammy, and Joey) without them to guide us like they always had.
And lastly, her passing has brought a new hurt that We had not had to experience before, the pain and sorrow of my children as we told them the news. The girls have got older...and with age comes awareness. Karabella is old enough now that this is a deep hurt for her. Evy Grace is struggling with sadness and not understanding her being gone forever. And Rex, in his toddler innocence- as he has seen me looking at pictures of her or listening to videos of her voice, still says to me with hopeful eyes "We go to Nonnie Kks?" NONNIE KK...the name she personally picked to be called by her "grandkids" I remember being pregnant with Karabella and asking her if she would come up with her "grandparent name". I asked her if she would be ok with that because I felt like she was like a second mom, and my kids would be getting a bonus grandparent. And like all of her roles in our lives...she excelled in that roll of Nonnie KK too. She loved to spend time with her "grands" as much as her "kids". I am so blessed that in early November of last year she was able to watch Rex for me one day for a doctor's appointment. After the girls got out of school I picked them up and took them over there as well and we all just enjoyed her company and she us. She and I were talking and she told me how much enjoyed watching Rex that day and was amazed and loved how all three of my kids were so different in personality. She went on and explained how she saw each of their differences and similarities. I LOVED how she talked about how much Rex reminded her of my Daddy, how Evy was the most like her (loved chocolate and to snuggle), and how she could still see glimpses of her Mother (Kara's Mommalo) and Father /Pop in Karabella who they had watched/babysat for her first year. It truly will be one of those defining memories that I take with me for the rest of my days. In many ways I can see how God, in His all- knowing wisdom, gave us that gift of time together and conversation that day.
And so now, as we her family go on in the next few days to grieve her loss and to cherish and commemorate her life, please continue to lift us up in your prayers. Losing a parent (loved one) to old age or disease...its hard and the loss hurts. BUT losing a loved one in their prime when they still had so much life to live and love to give out...it cuts deeply...at least that is how I feel about this loss of my Beloved Aunt Karen.
How do you move past the loss of someone like that. Someone that you talked to at least 2-3s a week. Someone who was there through everything. Someone who had just reached her prime of almost full retirement, who had just settled everything on her parents estate and the clean up of a hurricane's destruction, who was looking forward to the future of more time with her "kids and grands" and friends. Someone who by means was taken from us far too soon. The only way I know is to grieve her loss, celebrate her memory, and trust God to heal and carry our broken hearts. Until we meet again...
Wednesday, November 25, 2020
Get Lucky with your Black Friday and Small Business Saturday Shopping!!!
Starting Friday, November 27th through December 13th, place your holiday gift orders with the Lucky7s Stationery Studio! Support your local businesses and give those unique, personalized gifts that our sure to wow your loved ones! These gifts are also perfect for teachers, co-workers, and staff alike.
Our Green Friday Deal for 2020 is
BUY 3 SETS FROM THE L7 HOLIDAY GIFT IDEAS & GET 1 SET FREE
You can also mix and match deals!
If you can't decide on what you want for that dear friend or loved one,
then gift certificates can be available upon request (which is also buy 3 get one free!).
Gift certificates would also be great for all my local return party invitation customers.
You can purchase three $25 gift certificates and you will receive one $25 certificate for free!
Links Below for all your Holiday Gift Ideas!
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Tuesday, September 1, 2020
Have you moved recently and need to update your friends and family members of your new address? Remember, the holidays will be here before you know it and now is a great time to let everyone know where to send those sweet Christmas family postcards or Holiday invitations to! Or, are you a realtor in need of a customized gift to give your buyers of that last home you helped them find? If so, then check out the NEW Home Sweet Home Address cards. The Lucky7s Studio has seven great new designs you can choose from! Take a look below:
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Until Next Time!
Friday, August 7, 2020
So I finally got to do a home project that I have been wanting to do for several years... school memory boxes for my kids! I had a lot of friends respond on social media on how much they loved these boxes and for me to share my work (or create packages for them to purchases!). I will preface this post that I did not completely start from scratch on this project. So I would never feel like I could sell these to other people. I actually found someone on Pinterest that already had made the printables for labels and grade cover sheets. These were already perfect and someone had already completed all the "dirty" work for me so to speak! So, I am going to show my before and after pictures, link to free printable pages, link to the products I purchased of Amazon (for cost effectiveness), and also include the only thing I did design for my kiddos...the box labels.
So first, what you will need for each Memory Box:
- Plastic File Box
- Labels for folders (file tab and cover pages)
- 15 File Folders
- Hanging File Folders (NOTE: I used 8 to hold the 15 file folders. Each held 2 "grade" levels, except for Kindergarten that I kept on its own since that one tends to hold the most "memories")
Below are the Amazon links for what I purchased. I had to duplicate everything for 3 boxes so this was the cheapest place I found to get what I needed for my family.
- The Plastic File Boxes (set of 4)
- Full Letter size label pages (pkg of 100) *see note below if you want to use a full page label or regular printer paper
- File Folders (page of 36)
- Hanging File Folders (pkg of 25)
NOTE: You will also need address labels (Avery 5260). I had these already so I did not need to order them. Also I needed 45 file folders and this new package only came with 36. I found another 9 in my office.
Finally Printed Items:
1. The File folders labels can be found at Heather Moritz Fine Designs! It is a free download that is emailed to you once you request. The file folder labels will print 4 different color sets of the 15 "grade" labels (Preschool, PreK, KG, and grades 1-12) Here is the page for the School Paper Organization.
2. Next, I printed the grade memory binder pages, also from Heather Moritz Fine Designs. I printed this on the full page label sheets that I attached to the front of each grade folder. You could print this on regular paper if you preferred. Here is the School Memory Binder pages. *You can also search Pinterest for other cute and free School Memory Box printables. I had several pinned, the Moritz Fine Designs is just what I decided to use and so that it what I am linking on this post.
3. Finally, I designed and printed cute labels for each memory box. I used 2 labels per box, one on side and another on top of each box. Feel free to use the blanks ones I have include below. You can add your child's name on an at-home printing program or just use sharpie.
4. Lastly, I just stuck all of my grade labels and memory pages on the file folders and attached my memory box names accordingly. Rex's box was complete first since had nothing yet for his memory box. Then I separated and sorted Evy's next since she only a couple of folders to complete. And lastly I finished out with our sweet first born's memory box. I have been making them "first day of school" posters every year so it was quite easy to get all of the memory sheet info. I also went back through the last 5 years of first day of school photos that we have taken to attach to each of their files. And this was another great use of that full page labels!
I think this about sums up my adventure of creating school memory boxes for my children. I love office organization! I am also a very sentimental person and these school memories were already being kept in individual file folders in bins and stacks throughout our home. So this project was to combine my need for organization and my sentimentality. I also must admit, my desire to create these boxes came about about 2 years ago after Hurricane Michael (a CAT 5) ravaged our hometown. I knew so many people who lost so many of their childhood memories or the school memories they were saving for the children after that day on October 10, 2018. We didn't evacuate far from our home that day and our home was greatly spared the destruction so many around us faced. However, if ever we were threatened with another storm like that day and we needed to leave in a hurry...these three boxes (along with another 2 small boxes of childhood Christmas ornaments) would be one of those things that I could put in the back of our car as we left. It's precious memories of artwork, report cards, school pictures and certificates of achievement...all papers that can might seem insignificant in their worth to some, but priceless because of their irreplacability to our family.
Until next time!
Thursday, July 30, 2020
Taking a break from my love of stationery & fun party printables to use whatever public platforms I have to bring awareness to an issue that is close to my heart and "burden" on my spirit. I am a firm believer that the things you are passionate about are not random...they are your calling! I am passionate about my husband, my children, my family & friends, and being a voice to those who do not have one. I am called to be a wife, a mom, a daughter, I friend... And for the past six months I have felt an urgency in my spirit in regards to bringing awareness about Human Trafficking & Child Sex Trafficking. Call it my Esther 4:14 moment - "For if you keep silent at this time, relief and deliverance will rise for the Jews from another place, but you and your father's house will perish. And who knows whether you have not come to the kingdom for such a time as this?”
Today, July 30th is *Worldwide* Human Trafficking Awareness Day - yes there is a international day set aside to bring awareness to such a horrible and despicable reality that affects 8 million people worldwide EVERY.SINGLE.YEAR. 800,000 of those are in the USA every year, * 2,000 in America EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. 80% of those are women and half of that 80% is children. Children are missing at alarming rates and the sexual exploitation of children is staggering.
Did you know that there are more people bound in slavery today than at any other time in history? Human trafficking consist or slave labor, sexual exploitation, and even human organ harvesting. Human trafficking is fastest growing criminal enterprise, and it currently sits 3rd on illegal $$$, behind drugs and illegal arms(weapons) sales. It generates more than over $150 Billion USD every year. With these staggering statistics, it is even more saddening (and alarming) that this is not something being talked about more in our news and MSM.
This issue is not something new to me or our family, but have definitely felt more of an urgency to speak out since COVID19 has made its appearance in 2020. Covid19 is a worldwide pandemic affecting every country and culture and race...and so is Human Trafficking . And not only that, but do to the shutdown, isolation measures, and people all over being concealed behind masks, there is a dramatic rise of human trafficking. The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children has experienced a 90% increase in reported tips this year compared to the same 6 month time frame in 2019.
So what can we do to HELP?
1. RAISE awareness for the staggering numbers and statistics of Human Trafficking. Human Trafficking IS NOT a conspiracy, and more people need to be aware at the very sad reality that is affecting the ENTIRE world. It is happening in your country, in your state, and your city, and probably even in your neighborhood. Whether you need to protest, to post/repost, give funding, cry, or talk with family of friends...just become informed and help spread the awareness!!!
2. REPORT to local law enforcement or the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. If you see something, say something.
3. EXPOSE the darkness for what it is. Call out your celebrities, stars, political powers, big corporations, MSM & spiritual (CHURCH) leaders when their hypocrisy of human trafficking / child exploitation is revealed. Evil associates with Evil. Hold them accountable for their accomplice.
4. DONATE to organizations on the ground (especially local organizations in your Own Community). These are organizations that are using their complete funding to actively rescue victims of HT and to bring traffickers and predators to justice. A great one is Operation Underground Railroad @ourrescue or a local Lavished Ministries @lavishedministries are 2 great organizations /ministries to give support.
5. PRAY for the Lord to heal our Land. PRAY that the deeds of the wicked will be brought to Light and that justice will be served to all who are oppressed.
"Rescue the weak & needy. Deliver them from the hand of the wicked." Psalm 82:4
"Open your mouth for the mute, for the rights of all who are destitute. Open your mouth, judge righteously, defend the rights of the poor and needy." Proverbs 31:8-9
"for at one time you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light (for the fruit of light is found in all that is good and right and true), and try to discern what is pleasing to the Lord. Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them" Ephesians 5:11
A great way to research is to look up some of the Links on this post ⬆ As well as using search engines and social media platforms to look up some of the hashtags listed below ⬇