A Dozen Thoughts for PPA 171

This week's Pals Paper Arts Color Challenge brings us a beautiful color combination. 

PPA 171

I could not wait to work with this color combination.  Again I wanted a clean crisp look.  Here is the result:


I used the Lovely Romance stamp set for the medallion and the sentiment came from A Dozen Thoughts stamp set.  This sentiment stamp set is one of those "go to" stamp sets, perfect for every occasion.  And all the fonts are modern and stylish.  If you don't have this one you need to get it.  

I am pleased to be at the end of this very hectic week.  Looking forward to relaxing in my craft room!

Happy Friday!  What are you going to do with your weekend?  I'd love to hear from you.



So Sorry…

We make and send cards for many occasions – to celebrate, to say thank you, to wish someone good luck and sometimes to say we are sorry.  

Making a card to say I am sorry for your loss adds so much depth to the message for me.  With each stamp and embellishment I think of the loss that person is going through thus pouring more of my heartfelt sorrow for their loss in the card.

While I was out of town on business last week, one of my colleagues unexpectedly mourned the loss of her dog.  For any of us who have pets, this is a very tough loss.  I made this simple card to send to her.

And here is the inside:


I think the Soft Sky card stock and coordinating ink are soft and gentle in conveying my message.  The So Sorry Stamp Set (shown below) is my go to stamp set when I need to say I'm sorry. 

So Sorry Stamp Set
The dog foot print is from a retired Stampin' Up! set called "D is for Dog".  

Enjoy your week and I will be working on new posts this weekend.  Remember you can always shop at Stampin' Mojo's online store 24/7!  Shop Now.



Celebrating my brother’s 50th Birthday

Last night I attended a 50th Birthday celebration for my brother.  It was a small intimate event at a local Italian restaurant in a Chicago suburb. The guest list was comprised of close friends, true A list friends to share this milestone birthday. It was a wonderful evening of story telling and many laughs.

I wanted to create a card that would be funny and needle him a little.  A card I had previously seen on Pinterest provided the inspiration.


I think this is a fun card.  Here is a small peak on the inside:

I used a mixture of technology and traditional card making.  I used Microsoft Word to create the sentiment on the front of the card and then printed it on Very Vanilla cardstock.  The DSP is not Stampin' Up but the bottom is More Mustard card stock.  The finishing touch is Stampin' Up! Linen Thread and Naturals Designer Buttons.

The inside sentiment is from the Delightful Dozen Stamp Set.  

Well today I travel home from Chicago,  I was able to squeeze in lunch with my best friend, attend a productive and informative conference, and celebrate my brother's 50th birthday while in this great city.  I would say it was a successful trip and I am ready to get home to my family.

Enjoy you day!


A Simple Thanks with Apothecary Accents

Today I have a real CAS (Clean and Simple) card.  


Using a classic and clean DSP I trimmed it 1/8" smaller than my standard A2 card size.  Then I stamped the image from the Another Thank You Photopolymer Stamp Set onto a scrap of Very Vanilla card stock.  Using one of the framelits from the Apothecary Accents set I cut the label.  To add a pop of color I cut two more labels from Raspberry Ripple card stock. I cut each label in half and then adhered to the Very Vanilla piece creating just the right amount of color framing. Pop it onto the card with a couple of Stampin' Dimensionals and you have the perfect Clean and Simple card.  Simple right?

I am so pleased with the result.  As you can see I used the same DSP to line my envelope using the quick and easy Envelope Liner Framelits.

Supplies Used:

Paper:  Print Poetry Paper Stack (Retired – Spring Mini), Raspberry Ripple and Very Vanilla card stock, Very Vanilla envelope

Ink:  Raspberry Ripple

Stamps:  Another Thank You Photopolymer Stamp set

Tools:  Big Shot, Apothecary Accent Framelits, Envelope Liner Framelits, Stampin' Dimensionals

Happy Friday!  I am very excited because I will see my brother and his family as well as my dad today.  We are all gathering in Chicago to celebrate my brother's 50th birthday.  Stop by tomorrow to see the card I made for him.