Argyle Birthday Celebration

Mama Elephant Happy Birthday Die PinkFresh Studios Argyle Slim Stencil Distress Oxide ink SU Baked Brown Sugar Michelle Gleeson Masculine Slimline Birthday Card Ideas

The PinkFresh Studio Slimline Argyle Stencil Set, Distress Oxide Mustard Seed and Retired Stampin’ Up! Baked Brown Sugar inks were used to create the fun background for this masculine birthday card.    The large sentiment is from Mama Elephant and was die cut three times in Baked Brown Sugar card stock, glued together then glued to the argyle background. That was layered onto another piece of Baked Brown Sugar card stock then added to a piece…

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Year in Review – 2020

I am an early riser and thoroughly enjoy sitting with my coffee out on our lanai each morning. Yesterday morning my iPhone provided me a video of photos from 2020. I loved looking at the 1:10 video and thinking about the events or moments captured in the photos. Sure there are many events that were not captured nor adequately celebrated such as our son’s graduation from Grad School however the milestone was still achieved.  …

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Calendar for 2021


As we turn the page to the new year, I want to share the calendars created as gifts for colleagues and friends this Christmas. I used Stampin’ Up! products as well as Concord & 9th, Simon Says Stamp, PinkFresh Studios and The Greetery. Let’s take a look… The calendars are from Concord & 9th. While they are printed on heavy card stock with a nice smooth finish, they were smaller this year than last year.…

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Healing Hugs

A colleague had surgery the week before Christmas. I wanted to send her a card to make her smile. This bright and cheery card did the trick but may have been the painkillers keeping a smile on her face. The stamp set is Healing Hugs from Simon Says Stamp. Over Black Friday weekend I ordered the die and I am so glad I did. ♥ I used Copic Markers to color the flowers. The centers…

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