Dropping In To Say Hi!!!!!

It seems like summer is coming to a screeching halt. It’s time to prepare for the upcoming school year and I’m kicking and screaming “I don’t want it to end” right along with my children. Anyone else there with me? I’m not ready for the lazy lake days to come to an end. I haven’t got in as many as I would like to this year anyway.

I took a few minutes last week to sit down at my desk and create this card for a friend I needed to catch up with. I love all the new items in the catalog but always try to showcase something old, something new and something blue! Just kidding! I do try to show the ladies how to use something they probably already have along with something new. I don’t know about you but I can’t afford to buy everything new I see demoed no matter how much I think I need it. ¬†Sometimes I like to learn a new way to use something I already have so here goes…..

I used the Wondrous Wreath stamp set by Stampin’ Up to create this charming garden feel card. I love the brick wall embossing folder. It gives this card such a cottage vibe. It’s almost as if I’m sitting at a cute wicker table in someones quaint little garden having a cup of tea and chatting while making sure I keep my pinkie up. I used a simple color palette of Dapper Denim, Old Olive and Wild Wasabi inks along with Rose Red, Crumb Cake and Whisper White card stock. ¬†I used the circle framelits to make the frame and the Wonderful Wreath framelit dies to cut out the wreath and bow.I finished off the front of this card with a sentiment from the fabulous Acorny Thank You stamp set. I stamped the label in the lovely Dapper Denim and then punched it with the Decorative Label Punch. A few Pearl Basic Jewels and this card is ready to pop in the mail!!!! I need to run by the post office so I’ll see you soon.

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Flourish Thinlets with Stylized Birthday Card

Stylized Happy Birthday


Good morning! It’s a quiet unseasonably cool morning here in central Arkansas and I’m enjoying it. We had a beautiful thunderstorm last night complete with a majestic lightening display. No storm damage so all is well! This morning I wanted to share a simple birthday card using the new Stylized Birthday stamp and the Flourish thinlets from Stampin’ Up. It didn’t take any time to throw this quick card together and I really like the color combo of Night of Navy and Tangelo Twist. It has a nice modern feel. I used gold embossing powder for the sentiment and love the added texture. I also used the fine tip glue pen to adhere the die cut to the card top. It’s fantastic for all those intricate cuts. 

I challenge you to make something crafty today! Enjoy your friends and family and come back here to post what you made! I would love to see and hear from you. So how will you spend your weekend?

Wedding Wishes with Floral Phrases bundle

I haven’t really had a chance to play with all the new product Stampin’ Up released in June. Long story short I tore my MCL and have a bum knee so it was the perfect opportunity to sit at my desk. 

Wedding Wishes


I love the new Floral Phrases bundle and had the perfect occasion to use it. A dear friend is getting married and her colors are navy and white. I used Night of Navy and Whisper White. I adore that color combination. It’s just simply elegant! 

inside view


I made a pull tab card just to make something a little different. I think the die cut adds a lot of visual texture. So what do you think? I think I need to stay inside and try to cool off this afternoon. It is hot and humid here in Arkansas. 

floral phrases