Wood You Get Better… Quick

My administrative tech became ill a few days ago and I felt so horrible for him, so to help brighten his day, I made him a quick and easy get well card.  I used the Woodgrain background stamp… yes I love it so much I brought it with me.

I thought I’d be funny and on the inside I wrote, “Wood you please get better. =)”  Being a guy I didn’t want to make it a foo-foo card and the woodgrain background made it perfectly masculine!  Woot woot!

This stamp gives any project that natural wooded look without having to sacrifice a tree… LoL

A quick paper punches with the Modern Label and Window punch made my card complete!  Oh and my tech was much better today.  He’s back and work and I must now let him know how much he is appreciated!  Thank you so much for visiting my paper journey.

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Stampin’ Up! Millions of Thank You’s

My favorite saying is “A Million Thank You’s Are Never Enough!”  There has been countless people in my life that have gone out of their way to do things for me.  From the simplest things to bigger than anyone can imagine.  For each and every one of them… I am thankful!

In my entire working life I have had TWO bosses that have taught me important lessons in life.  During this deployment I found the THIRD one.  We call him ‘The Godfather’.  I’m not sure how he acquired that nickname, but it fits.

He’s protective of his staff, leads with conviction, and is living proof that laughter is the best medicine!  He plays devils advocate just to get you to think about a choice you’re about to make.  You know he’s around the moment you hear his laughter… and boy is it contagious.

He’ll be leaving us shortly for another assignment and I sure am going to miss him.  To him I say, “A million ‘thank you’s” are never enough for your leadership and best of all your friendship!

Have you ever had an unforgettable boss?  Do you consider yourself an awesome boss?

Lately, I haven’t been able to make a card without my Butterfly paper punches.  Here I used the Bitty Butterfly and it’s so petite and cute.  Quick tip… when I layer designer series paper with solid card stock, I don’t let the unseen card stock go to waste… I use it to punch out butterflies, tiny flowers, or anything else.  It’s a great way to maximize the use of your paper.

Products Used:
Soho Subway Designer Series Paper (130140)
Bitty Butterfly (129406)
1/2″ Seam Binding Ribbon-Crumb Cake (122332)

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Not an Itty Bitty Polka Dot Bikini

WoW!  I am still so amazed, thankful, and grateful for your well wishes that continue pouring into my in-box.  A million ‘Thank You’s’ is never enough!

Today I bring you the cutest swimsuit created with the Dress Up framelit collection.  Please know that I did not come up with this oh so cute cut out all on my own.  I found it on a card that was sent to the Transit Center from a non-profit organization called From Our Hearts.

They send out hundreds of cards and send them out to deployed servicemen and women to send to their families.  I must say that although I am a card-maker and brought my own supplies, they have helped me out tremendously, so I support them because I know first hand how wonderfully blessed we are to get these for us to use.

There was no name on the original card, but it was beautiful and I have framed it for myself.  I know I’m a little selfish, but like a Picaso, the orginal is a true work of art.

The layout is brought to you by Mojo Monday #298


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Supplies Used:
Paper:  Polka Dot Parade (126902); Gingham Gard (129310)
Framelit:  Dress Up (130101)
Paper Punch:  Modern Label (119849); Word Window (119857)
Embossing Folders: Fancy Fan (127751)

Stampin’ Up! Beautiful Memories

I love the old wooden look and I fell in love with the Soho Subway (130140) designer series paper the moment I laid eyes on it.  It reminds me of living in Jersey and taking the train to New York just to have lunch.

It literally brings back sweet memories of being stationed at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst.  It was the best of times and one of my funnest assignments.

One thing about moving every four years that truly sucks is meeting the best friends in the world, just to move again and start the cycle all over again.  But it’s a life style and I have friends all over the world.

It’s the same with deployments.  You pretty much, eat-sleep-work out-go to work- and restart the cycle everyday for six months.  Going home is bitter sweet, but I still have four months left to enjoy my new friendships.

In the mean time, I will capture all my great memories (no pun intended).

This card sketch is brought to you by Freshly Made Sketches #90 by Linda Callahan, one of my fellow stamping Pals.

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Products Used:

Soho Subway Designer Series Paper (130140)
Loving Thoughts Clear Stamp Set (125845)
Papillion Potpourri Clear Stamp Set (123759)

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Stampin! Up! Gee, Thanks + Give-a-Way

Gee Thanks 1

I love this particular stamp… why?  Because it reminds me of how my son would say it to me.  The heavy font adds a little more emphasis and gives it a jovial sound.

A perfect card to give to someone who has completely surprised you with a gift you were least expecting.  This is how I felt when Stampin’ Up! let me keep an extra My Paper Pumpkin  kit they accidentally sent to me.  I called them to let them know they sent an extra one and I needed to send it back.  I shouted, “GEE,THANKS!” when the representative said I could keep it.

So, what am I doing with it?  I’m giving it away!  I’m in a giving mood and I want to send it to someone who would love to try the kit.  To win it all you have to do is leave me a comment below and tell me why you wan to try it.  A winner will be selected on Monday, May 17th via my Facebook page.

Gee Thanks 2

Seriously though… while deployed I’m completing my professional military education.  It’s a little military education your recruiter doesn’t tell you about.  It’s painful, lengthy, and you just want to get it over with.

Yet in the end, you are so glad you finished it because you get a better understanding of why the Air Force exists.  Like the card… you experience a Gee, Whiz moment.

The greatest outcome of finishing your military education is that you become eligible to meet the promotion board. Doesn’t mean you’re going to get it, just means your can go up against your peers.  My board meets next month… wish me luck.

Go on get the stamp set and the paper… you are going to love it!
Gingham Garden Designer Series Paper (129310)
Really Good Greetings Clear Stamp Set (130333)
Don’t forget the clear blocks.

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