A Card with Tic Tac Toe

ThanksToday I conducted research on the power of a hand-written note and I had no idea that there is actual scientific research that proves the power of sending a hand-written note improves fine motor skills and expression‘, but it makes the receipt to feel valuable and worthwhile. Imagine that!  Seriously, when you receive a hand-written note how does that make you feel?  Leave a comment telling me how you feel when you get a special note in the mail.

When I go through the junk mail and find a note, my heart speeds up as if it’s going to explode if I don’t hurry up and open, talk about an immediately dose of sunshine on my face, and I almost get paper-cuts trying to rip it open just to read the words.  Thank you Rose for the beautiful heartfelt card you sent me (pictured below).

Challenge 6

It’s that time again for another Stamp Ink Paper Challenge and this time it’s Tic-Tac-Toe!  Call me slow, but when I first saw this challenge it took me a while to understand it.  Blame it on my first language…yes, I spoke English when I was eight years old…LOL.  But it was easier than I thought and if you’re anything like me all you do is choose a winning combination and use the square requirements to make your card.  I used the middle, Embossing, Patterned Paper, and Thanks!


  • Embossed Elegance.  Nothing says style like gold embossing.  It’s the easiest and fastest way to show fine lines and softness in an image.  Nothing else is needed, not even an embellishment, at least not in my eyes.  It doesn’t get any easier than this my friends.
  • Yesterday’s Window Frame.  As promised below is the How-To video on the window frame. Please forgive my big head…LoL… it got in the way for a moment.

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My Arms Wide Open.  This week I had a conversation with a friend who expressed her desire for a discount on her paper-crafting supplies, but fear a committment or a penalty if she signed up just to receive constant reminders about making sales or holding workshops.  I told her that my team is a non-hassle, non-committment, no sales requirement team.  What does that mean?  Read it  here.

FullSizeRender-2 copyI received this card in the mail this week and it made me feel so appreciated and loved by my sweet friend Rose.  My hands couldn’t open it fast enough because I had no idea why I even deserved it.  Thank you Rose for warming my heart and making my day!

Thank you so much for stopping by and visiting me today.  Don’t forget to leave a comment and tell me how you felt the last time you receive a hand-made card or letter in the mail.

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Honeycomb Baby & Big Shot Special


Have you asked yourself, “what is that honeycomb paper?  I got this idea from one of my Pretty Pals.  What are the Pretty Pals?  I’ll tell you down below.  Right now let me tell you about the card.

The card base is Early Espresso and the honeycomb was embossed with honeycomb textured folder on vellum. When you emboss vellum you must be super careful because if you pull it to quickly it can tear.


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Local August Card Class – Aug 24th
This card is one of three designs that you can make at my local card class.  If you live locally, click here to view the other two cards and sign up for the class.

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They are a fasinating group of men & women who come together in a virtual world (and in person) to share and learn creativity. We are pretty much open 24/7 and the friendships developed are the best I’ve ever had.  We give eachother mentorship, inspiration, hugs and laughter.  I wish everyone could experience the closeness we share, but it’s a special place just for Pals.  Want to join us?  Join my team.

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