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Get Well Pooches and Catching Up


These comical and adorable pooches and sentiments are from Art Impressions, a set called “Doggie Kisses.” The band aid and the pill bottle are from Lawn Fawn.

The dotted framelits on both cards are from Stamps of Life.  The card stock on both cards as well as the inks are from Stampin Up!  The DSP on the cone card is from SU.  The DSP on the weiner card as well as the gingham bow, is from Stamps of Life.  The white ball trim is from SU.

Sympathy and Well Wishes Cards


The grid die on these cards is called “The Grid Circle Die” from Stamps of Life.  The DSP, CS and all the embellishments are from SU.  The “thinking” sentiment is from an old SU set called “Sincere Salutations,” a set I will never part with.  The “sympathy” sentiment is from a SU set called “Flourishing Phrases.

General Military Cards

These cards were all made for “Cards For Soldiers Project,” blank cards sent to deployed military members to send home to their families, etc…

These are all from the same SU paper suite.  “Wonderful Mother,” is from Well-Scripted, “Just A Note,” is from Flourishing Phrases, “Thinking Of You” is from Sincere Salutations.  All of the embellishments, inks and CS are from SU.


This card and several like it were made from a DSP pad from Tim Holtz called “Correspondence.”  The CS, inks and embellishments are all from SU.

Any Hero Cards are cards that are signed with a note of thanks from me to “any service member.”  Images are from SU.

A Masculine Set

The John Wayne stamp is from Stamper’s Best and the car card stamps are from Tim Holtz, “Roadtrip.”

That catches me up.  Hope you enjoy all of the ideas.


Heartfelt Blooms Sympathy – Sketch Challenge



This card was created for a sketch challenge, using old Operation Write Home sketch #29.

This is a standard A2 Vertical Side Fold.  I adjusted my panels to fit my sentiment and to make use of my dotted rectangle folder (Stamps of Life).  My panels are 2″ x 4.5″ (vertical) and 2.5″ x 3.75″ (focal panel).

Stamp Sets Used:  Stampin’ Up!’s “Flourishing Phrases (sentiment) and “Heartfelt Blooms.”

Colors:  “Night of Navy” ink and cs, both SU.

The dsp and ribbon are also SU.

This third card is a little more gender neutral, made from the same stamp set, “Heartfelt Blooms,” for both the focal as well as the sentiment.


Soft and Sweet


You know you are addicted to paper crafting, when you set out to clean your hobby room, and end up making a card instead.  The motivator for my lack of cleaning motivation, was another Sketch Challenge for Operation Write Home.

The fun of the sketch challenge is to see all of the variations and interpretations my fellow OWHers come up with for the same sketch:  (Sketch #129 in the OWH sketch Library).

I am going to call this card “Neopolitan Wonderful.”  This card reminds me of one of my favorite ice creams and makes me feel a bit cooler, but in the mood for a cold sugary treat.  As always, all of the products used, unless otherwise specified are available online 24/7 at my Stampin’ Up! store.

Today’s Card:  Neopolitan Wonderful

For this card I used my favorite new Textured Impressions embossing folder; “Fancy Fan,” and the “Loving Thoughts” stamp set.

Card stock Used: Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake and Pirouette Pink.  I used the new Apothecary Accents Framelits for the sentiment label.  I used the new Stampin’ Pierce Mat, Paper Piercing tool and the “Essentials Paper Piercing Pack template to pierce the label.  The card was embellished with the (sadly retired) Lace Border Punch and the Softly Suede dotted grosgrain ribbon.  I used two bronze colored “pearl” accents from a local craft store.

Cherished Memories:

I held a workshop yesterday for the sweetest gals.  The workshop Hostess had requested something along the lines of an infant memorial, as two of the ladies had previously lost their precious babies.  One of the ladies was expecting a child.

Along the lines of soft and sweet, I  created an 8×8 scrapbook page and brought all the papers and supplies the ladies would need to complete their projects.  I was thrilled to see what they came up with, using mine as an inspiration.  Each of the pages were beautiful and unique.  One of the greater blessings one can have, is to see is a smile that you have helped encourage.

Here is the page I created.  (Note:  The ladies chose to replace the “punch art angel” with a photo of their own child which made the page priceless!)

Sweetest Angel Page

Lastly I will share with you a smile:  My “helper” Newton.

Newton’s favorite spot seems to be right in the middle of what I am trying to work on!

My favorite helper.