Freshly Made Sketch For You

Ladies & gents, boys & girls… I think I will start my countdown clock with this post!  NINETEEN days and a wake-up!  If you don't know what I'm talking about you'll have to rewind my posts and start reading here.

As my clock winds down and I begin another long journey to the motherland this card is dedicated to YOU!  Yes you!  You are here reading and I am grateful you enjoy reading my card blog.

In the last 5.5 months I have literally received hundreds of emails, cards, and prayers from so many of you.    I've been deployed three times and this has been one of the best one's ever!

Why?  Because this is the first time I carried my hobby with me.  I said I was living proof that this hobby can be taken anywhere in the world… and YOU have faithfully me followed me.  A million Thank You's is never enough.

For the first time ever you too can have this wonderful hobby for only $25!  Learn more…

I'd also like to WELCOME to the Circle of Pals… Veva S., Jennifer G., and Shari A.  I am beyond excited to have you on my team!  The PALS is one of the BEST teams to be in with Stampin' Up! and the support is like no other!

FMS Final 107-001

This card is brought to you by Freshly Made Sketches 107.

Doesn't this stamped image look like a framelit label?  Well, don't let your eyes fool you.  It's a negative image…LOL.  I cut out the Chalk Talk Framelits label out of the Venetian Romance designer series paper and stamped the actual card base in Gold Emboss Powder.  It looks deceiving because I used Neutrals Candy Dots on the edges.  I absolutely LOVE IT! 

At my fifth month point the Envelope Punch Board was revealed and I just had to get one… not because I wanted it, but because I NEEDED it… LOL.  Now, it has become an extension to each card that I make.  I love to give a card with a matching envelope.  Do you have your yet?

TRY A BUNDLED KIT:   A kit for your everyday occasions… Birthday, Congratulations, Thank You, For you.

Everyday Occasions Card making Kit 134797
Price: $29.95

Why go to the store when a birthday, graduation, wedding, or even a time for expressing gratitude comes up? The Everyday Occasions Card making Kit puts cards for all of those events right at your fingertips. And best of all, they’ll be handmade!

The kit contains everything you need (minus adhesive and scissors) to create 20 beautiful cards for almost any occasion, and it comes with a beautiful box to store your cards in.

The Everyday Occasions kit includes:

  • Cardstock and envelopes for 20 cards
  • Twine, buttons & clips
  • Pre-cut paper embellishments
  • Mini ink pads (Stampin’ Spots)
  • Seven-piece Occasions Stamp Set & clear stamp block
  • Full color Tips & Tricks brochure for making the cards
  • A cool, storable, giftable box


Stamp Set(s):  Chalk Talk
Inks/Color:  Real Red
Tools/Punches/Dies:  Chalk Talk Framelits

Laughter Feels Good

Feels Good

This sentiment also reminds me of saying, "Laughter is the best medicine."  Why?  Because laughter promotes endorphins that make us feel good.  After all, isn't that what medications make us feel?  Good?

Think about it, if you have a headache… you take Tylenol, Excedrin, etc. to take the pain away and make you feel better/good.  Well, laughter does he same thing.  If you agree, please leave a comment. LOL.

The envelope was made with the Envelope Punch Board and all I can say is I LOVE IT!  Hands down.  See how it works here.

Sketch Challenge

This simple, yet quick and easy sketch is brought to you by Freshly Made Sketches 105.  It's an awesome fix for when you have card sketch block… (like writer's block) LOL.  It is now my "go to" sketch when I need a quick and easy card.

Feels Good

Have you ever laughed so hard that you have to hold your stomach and you can't help but gasp for breath and feel the happy tears stream down your face?  I have and I love it because of the good feeling I get and the bond that brings me closer to the person/people I am laughing with. =)

Feels Good

NEW HALLOWEEN PHOTOPOLYMER: Go ahead and say, "Bite me!" all you want — this set gives you permission.  With creepy splotches, spiders, and webs, this set will help you go all out for Halloween projects or party favors.  See it here.

LAST CHANCE TO WIN: Two days left to win a FREE My Paper Pumpkin for you and a friend.  Visit my Facebook page to get in on it.  All you have to do is share it with a friend.

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Feels Good
Stamp Set(s):  Feels Good
Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight, Gingham Garden DSP
Inks/Color:  Early Espresso
Tools/Punches/Dies:  Basic RhinestonesEnvelope Punch Board