To You, With Love …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Thank you so much for such a warm welcome back! The visits to my blog yesterday were almost double of what they have been … that is so sweet. I’d like to welcome my new readers and thank all of you who stop in daily, and those of you who share this blog with your friends. Please … feel free to share, that is what our stamping is all about.

Some of you who know me from my classes, clubs and retreats know that my family has been going through a hard time right now. My dear sister and my sister-in-law are fighting against cancer, my Mom was taken to the hospital shortly after we returned from retreat for what we thought was pneumonia, only to learn she has a mass on her lung …. we are still waiting to see if that is cancerous or not. My 26 year old nephew is also fighting something in his lungs. The doctors do not know what it is, but he is going in for a biopsy today. And my niece has Cystic Fibrosis – had her 2nd lung transplant this year … just found out she has an infection in her lung … but NO Rejection – so that is good.  We are all praying hard and are keeping a positive attitude! No negative feelings allowed 🙂 So don’t be surprised if I skip a day or two, but my stamping keeps me in a happy place, it is something that my sister and I do together!

I do have a card to share with you today. I couldn’t miss sharing the only stamp left in the Festive Phrases stamp set, so here it is … To You, With Love.


As with the last two cards from Festive Phrases that I shared with you, this card also used the Christmas Around the World Designer Series Paper. Don’t you just love all the different patterns, and many can be used for other holidays or everyday for that matter. The cute hearts are die cut from the Sunshine Wishes Thinlets Dies.

I kept the layouts for each of these cards simple, because when it comes to making many cards for an event or occasion, simple is best but by no means does it mean not as cute …. because these are cute!


So here is a look at all of the 4 cards I created with just one stamp set, 2 different designer papers and only a few other embellishments!

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Thank you for stopping by my blog today. I hope you enjoyed the cards created with the Festive Phrases stamp set. I’m sure I’ll be playing with these again!

Have a happy day ~


Sorry I cannot post my supply list … this stupid WordPress won’t let me! I’ll keep working on it but I’ve already been trying for 45 minutes with no luck.


Simply Sunday: Merry & Bright

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Hope you’ve been having a nice weekend.  I am back with a cute -n- easy card created with the same stamp set as our cute little elf … Festive Phrases.  This is truly a fun and versatile stamp set.

I also stayed with the same designer series paper … “Christmas Around the World”.  So many patterns that are perfect for that old fashioned Christmas.

The pattern I used also has the little Christmas lights and a few trees – which I highlighted with the Wink of Stella … I wish the photo would have picked that up.  I also added the Wink of Stella to the bulbs on the greeting and around the “Bright”. It really adds a special touch of sparkle!

The little glow around the lights was created with the same color inks I colored the bulbs and sponge daubers … you need a light touch so it doesn’t get too dark 🙂  My colors are: Garden Green, Real Red, Daffodil Delight and Dapper Denim.

Thank you so very much for sharing a part of your day with me.

Today’s Stampin’ Supply List …


Happy Holidays & Stampin’ Blends!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I want to share with you a card that I created using a really fun stamp set and the just released Stampin’ Blends!! Pairing these two together was double the fun!!

I began by stamping the cute little elf onto Whisper White … I’ve been waiting to use this one!! Then I colored my elf with the Old Olive, Daffodil Delight and Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blends pairs.

I used the technique of laying the light colored alcohol ink (Stampin’ Blends) and then the darker color. I then go back and use the lighter color to blend the two colors seamlessly … oh it’s fun. Don’t you love the way his hair is highlighted … wooo hooo!

I chose the “Christmas Around the World” Designer Series paper because it has that old fashioned “retro” look just like our little elf!! Then just a block of cardstock on two corners to draw your eye to the focal point.

The elf itself was double stamped … then the greeting was cut out and popped up to give more dimension. He is just toooo stinkin’ cute! A simple layout but oh so effective to send a Happy Holidays!

Thanks so much for stopping in to check out today’s project, I hope you enjoyed it.

Have a great day … we are one day closer to the weekend!!