What? It’s that time already?

Wondrous Wreath


I hate seeing Christmas decor popping up before fall in all of the big box stores but if you mass produce Christmas cards now is the time to get stamping! I have a simple quick card that would be fabulous to create for all of those special people on your list! 

The Stampin’ Up supply list is short and that’s important when you are making lots of cards. I used a very traditional color palette of real red, cucumber crush, garden green and whisper white. I used the wondrous wreath stamp set from the annual catalog along with the matching thinlets. I adore the softly falling embossing folder. It adds a dusting of elegant texture to a simple card. Hope you enjoy today’s creation. 

It’s been really hard to find time to blog after getting 5 kids back to school this week and working too! I know lots of families are struggling with this right now so quick and simple is what fits the bill during times like this right? Soon things will settle down but till next time…just keep stamping!

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I Love You So Much

Good morning from beautiful central Arkansas.  I hope you are enjoying a nice lazy Sunday morning. We will be headed off to church here in a bit but first I wanted to show you this beautiful monochromatic card I made my lovely grandma. She is an amazing lady who does so much for my family. 


I used supplies that were already laying on my desk from a recent project including rose red and crumb cake cardstock along with Rose red ink. I used the Detailed Floral thinlets along with the Banners for you stamp set. I added in a couple of pearl basics on the banner but they didn’t photograph so well. They appear kind of ghostly but in actuality they are quite pretty. Makes me think of a lovely country wedding with pearls, burlap and lace.  I think these sets give you a lot of bang for your buck! It looks like you did a lot more work than you actually did. Come check it out! 

Do you need some Get Well Soup?

Get Well Soup by Stampin’ Up


I know when I’m feeling down and under nothing makes me perk up like a good pot of homemade chicken noodle soup and what could be better than receiving a handmade get well card with it? I try so hard to be involved in a physical sense with the people I care about. Nowadays everything is moving towards social media and that’s wonderful in some aspects but there is nothing like opening the mailbox and finding a handwritten letter or a thoughtful card. Have you ever watched the face of a child when the mail is delivered and there is something special for them? 

Today’s card uses the Get Well Soup stamp by Stampin’ Up and a vintage color pallete of real red, soft sky and whisper white. I can’t wait to brighten someone’s day with this simple card and while we are talking about chickens aren’t my babies adorable! They are some handsome looking fellas.

Super Tired Super Simple

lovely lace front view


Greetings everyone! I am going to KISS (keep it simple senorita) this day goodbye! I am so exhausted! This was a super simple card I made yesterday after church using some Rose Red cardstock and ink along with some scrap of paper! What else could you ask for? We all have scraps that we can’t beat to part with right? This is a simple quick card to use some of this up! I cut a front panel that was 1/4 inch smaller than the card base and adhered 3/4 inch wide scraps to the front and trimmed off the edges. Then I embossed the panel using the lovely lace embossing folder from Stampin Up! It gives the card just the right touch of texture. I used a get well sentiment from the new flourishing phrases stamp set and placed a small flower I punched and added a small pearl accent. I can’t wait to send this to a friend that has been ill. I think it will definitely make her smile!

lovely lace close up

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.

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