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Quick and Simple, Fun and Fresh

Quick and Simple, Fun and Fresh

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas!   I know you got some goodies you are grateful for!    Even if you weren’t grateful for what you received, I know you are grateful for the givers!   It is time to thank those gift givers!

Today, I had a few minutes to spend in my “lab” and while I was dying to play with the new goodies I have from the Occasions and Sale A Bration catalogs (more on that later!), I knew I needed to make a few “Thank You” cards.

I had a lot of precut cardstock from a previous project and as part of my “Clean Out This Messy Stamp Lab” campaign (Real campaign!–in my house, anyway!), I decided that I would make it work for my Thank You needs.

Quick and simple yet fresh and fun!  (Isn’t that all we ever really want?!)


(We dodged a snow storm here in Southeastern Mass but I know that is not true everywhere.   But no matter, the first few snows of the year and pretty and no one is bitter yet.  This card SHOULD bring joy and not anger to anyone yet as it is only Dec. 30th!)


Here is the inside:


Sweetest thank you phrase ever!   This is from Thankful Thoughts.   The stamp set itself is the classic Sheltering Tree.  Both of these products can be found in the Annual 2016-17 Stampin’ Up! Catalog.

Now–I know we are all like kids when it comes to new fun toys.   And Stampin’ Up! knows this is the best time of year to get some new fun toys so they have come out with a BRAND new catalog, Occasions 2017 Catalog.   Stampin’ Up! also knows there is nothing better than NEW AND FREE so they have also come out with the Sale A Bration 2017 catalog!!   Sale a Bration runs from Jan 4- the end of March.  During that time, when you purchase $50 worth of products, you will get to choose a FREEBIE from the SAB catalog!!  ~~

~~That can’t be true!  Oh, but it is!!

And if you are customer of mine and have not yet received your catalogs in the mail, please, please call on me and I will remedy that situation ASAP!   If you don’t yet have a demonstrator and want a catalog, again, call on me.

For those of you who are local, I have a Stamp a Stack of cards coming up in Jan featuring lots of new goodies from the Occasions catalog.  You can check out  the schedule here.

So to close out 2016, think of those you are grateful for and drop them a handmade note.  It will mean more to them than you know!!

Thanks for stopping by.




More Sheltering Tree ! without the tree!


I was on blogging “hiatus” while at the Stampin’ Up! Leadership conference.  Thought I could blog from there–but, alas, I was wrong.   Sorry about that!

I know it seems like you will never get to ride your bike again but really, some day this snow WILL  melt!   And you WILL ride your bike again….that is, if you rode your bide BEFORE the snow.  In any case, here is another sample of that fantastically versatile stamp set, Sheltering Tree!

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Shocking, right?   No tree in the whole card!   I know!  THAT is how versatile this set is!   It comes with this cute 2-step bike.  Your bike can be whatever color you want!

Those circles across the top come from the Mini Treat Bag  thinlit set!

If you are interested in getting any of the supplies used here and don’t have a demonstrator of your own yet, I would be happy to help you out!  Just contact me.  Don’t forget that there are specials going on when you purchase OR join Stampin’ Up! through the end of March!!

Stamp Set:  Sheltering Tree

Paper and Ink:  Basic Black, Whisper White, Real Red, Momento Ink

Other:  Big Shot, Stylish Stripes Embossing folder, 1 3/8″ Circle Punch, 1 3/4″ Scallop Punch

Today is the day!


“Occasions, Occasions, Occasions!”

Did you ever do that “Rabbit, Rabbit, Rabbit” thing on the first day of the month?   You are supposed to say those 3 words the first thing on the first day of the month for luck.   Don’t know if it works but I do it!   Today, I woke up saying “Occasions, Occasions, Occasions”!   Today is the first day of the new Occasions catalog AND the new SaleABration Catalog!!!   That means, not only can you order new stuff but you can get free stuff for ordering new stuff!! *

(* Free SAB product with each $50 order through the end of March)


Stampin’ Up! has come out with this new FANTASTIC (dare I say, my favorite set from the new catalog?!?) stamp set called Sheltering Tree.   It can be used for any season and the “accessories” to the tree are wonderful.   Here is one of many cards I will post featuring this set:

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The greeting I used here is from another set called Hello Life.   There are sweet greetings that come with the Sheltering Tree set but I really wanted something swirly and miminalistic (I think that is not really a word but you get the idea!).

There is really not much to tell you about here–  the heart is a punch and I just used a Real Red marker and straight edge to “hang it” from the tree adding a little dimensional for ….dimension!

Let me know if you need any supplies or have any questions about this card and/or Stampin’ Up!

Stamp sets:   Sheltering Tree, Hello Life

Ink and paper:   Early Espresso, Soft Sky, Real Red, Whisper White

Other:  Itty Bitty Punch Pack (for the heart punch), Dimensionals.