You’re Amazing!

We never understand the impact our words are on another person.  One day I went through my local Starbucks drive through on the way to work.  When I was handed my venti nonfat latte, hand written on the cup was "You're Amazing!".  I had been working a lot, was worn down and felt unappreciated. (You've been there right?)  Those words from a complete stranger written on my cup absolutely touched me, shifted my mood and my day.  This happened over a year ago and I still vividly recall the experience.  I kept the cup for quite some time.

Someone who I think the world of is having a birthday next month.  I created her birthday card to let her know I think she is amazing.  She is a positive influence in others lives.  She is strong, smart, has a great sense of humor and is so giving of herself.  

Using the Pals Paper Arts sketch No 173 as my inspiration I created this card:


Here is the original sketch challenge:


My card base is 5 x 5 in Crumb Cake card stock.  The next layer is Cherry Cobbler which I adhered to the base with stampin dimensionals to create the dimension I wanted. The sentiment is from the Lovely Romance stamp set, which is one of my favorite stamp sets in the 2013-2014 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog. I cut out the sentiment using the Chalk Talk Framelits. Then I cut out two more shapes from the crumb cake card stock and layered them to on the back to frame the sentiment.  The flags are 3/4" pieces of crumb cake and whisper white card stock.  I placed the cherry cobbler polka dot washi tape from the Season of Style Designer Washi Tape collection on the center of the whisper white piece before I flagged the end.  And the final touch was the 7/16" Natural Trim Ribbon.

 Here is one more view of the card:


So today think about who you need to tell – "You're Amazing"

Make it a great day.  Cheers,



Freshly Made Sketch #105 Entry

I loved this week's Freshly Made Sketch  and couldn't wait to get time to give it a try.  Here is the sketch:

FMS Final 105-001
Today I finally had time to get my Stampin Mojo going and here is what I came up with for this design sketch challenge.  I am very pleased with the clean and simple look of this card.  I think it looks like a winter wonderland.


The Whisper White card stock base is 5 x 5.  Then Silver Glimmer paper adds the sparkle of lights on freshly fallen snow.  The squares are Soft Sky card stock and the Christmas Tree from the Snow Swirled Stamp Set [Retired] provides the Centerpiece of my card.  The Soft Sky seam binding ribbon and candy dot are the finishing touches.

Enjoy your Sunday and stop back tomorrow for a great card for the Paper Pals sketch challenge.




Million & One Thanks…that it’s Friday!

My upline came up with a fun game for our team to play this week.  We need to create something with stamps, colors, or tools that begin with the same letter as our first name.  So I went to work to see what I could create.  The result?  I used the Million & One  and Magnificent Maple stamp sets.


With the use of the Stamp-a-ma-jig I carefully lined up and stamped my maple leaves.  The sentiment is embossed with a non- Stampin' Up embossing powder in Mahogany.  

Ink colors used:  Old Olive, Cajun Craze, and Crushed Curry

Card stock:  Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry, and Very Vanilla

We have had nothing but rain and very humid weather in Southwest Florida for weeks.  I am ready for some cool weather and fall colors!  

Happy Friday to you and enjoy your weekend!


Baby Love Oooh Baby Love

Are you singing The Supremes hit Baby Love?  I am and probably will be humming it all day.

I used this week's Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge as my inspiration for this quick and easy card to welcome a new baby girl.  Here is the sketch:


And here is my quick and easy card…


I used the Zoo Babies Stamp Set to stamp the little elephant and on the inside I used the "baby" sentiment from the One in a Million Stamp Set.

Zoo Babies











One in a million 

Of course I had to create a matching envelope:


 Supplies used:

Paper:  Gingham  Garden DSP, Lucky Limeade and Whisper White card stock

Ink:  Melon mambo

Accessories:  Brights Candy Dots

Tools:  Circle Framelits, Big Shot, Paper Snips (for the flagged ends)

Thanks for stopping by!