A Thank You Bird

MIL Thank YouI needed to make a thank you card for my MIL, and since she is a big bird lover I knew I wanted her card to have a bird.  That gave me an excuse to use one of my favorite stamp sets, Choose Happiness.

MIL Thank You Close UpI used a color scheme of Rich Razzleberry, Mossy Meadow, Hello Honey, Lost Lagoon and Night of Navy.

My daughter and I are off to help 30 volunteers stamp away this morning.  It is Make a Difference Day, and we are coordinating an event for the Visiting Nurses Association.  They want 300 cards for their hospice patients, so I have been busy planning all of the cards and cutting all of the card stock.  The volunteers will be doing the stamping and assembly.  It will be fun to see it all come to completion this morning.

Enjoy your Saturday!  Thanks for stopping by!

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Stache-ing through the Snow — FMS

Look at this fabulous sketch that Jen Mitchell has for us this week over at Freshly Made Sketches:

Jen is a CAS genius!  She has such a knack for making beautiful CAS cards.  And I think this sketch is perfect for CAS cards.

I wanted to use this fun Santa image from the Santa Stache stamp set.  I think “jolly” is such an appropriate description for this Santa.

FMS SantaHe makes me smile.  I colored him with my Blendabilities markers and used the coordinating Mustache Framelits die to cut out and pop us his fun mustache.

FMS Santa Close upI thought this pretty snow-themed dsp coordinates so well with the fun sentiment.  It’s from the Nordic Noel pack.

We hope you’ll join us and create your own card for the challenge.  Meanwhile, you can see what the rest of the design team made at the Freshly Made Sketches site.

Enjoy your Wednesday!  Thanks for stopping by!

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Gift Ensemble

Our church is blessed to have a really active youth group with great youth pastors on staff.  The head youth pastor recently went on a much earned six-week sabbatical, and with one assistant youth pastor short, the other assistant youth pastor found herself in charge (with very capable help) for that time period.  Of course, she did a fabulous job and we wanted to let her know that we think she is pretty special.

Gift Ensemble

I made a card so that we could write her a note of thanks and encouragement and a coordinating little gift box.  I love how this hobby allows us to make little ensembles like this that perfectly coordinate.

Gift Ensemble Card

I thought this stamp from Big News would be perfect for her card.  She is pretty awesome and we thought she should know.

Gift Ensemble BoxI used one of the super cute Tiny Treat Boxes for her gift.  We found a necklace that represents the theme of an upcoming event, and we immediately thought of her when we saw it.  I love it when I can find a perfect gift for someone!  I wish that would happen more often.  I usually struggle with that.

Enjoy your Monday!  Thanks for stopping by!

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Oh, Thanks!

So VeryThis is such a fun little stamp set.  I think the images are cute and sweet.  I love the owl that comes with it, but I used the flower on this card.  The flower coordinates with the Blossom Punch.  Love that!

So Very Close UpI used a color combo of Hello Honey, Blackberry Bliss, and Pool Party.

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Christmas Cheer — FMS158

I always look forward to Wednesdays because that’s when we unveil a new challenge over at Freshly Made Sketches.  And this week, the uber-talented Jennifer Timko is our hostess.  Look at the great sketch she has for us:

It didn’t take me long to pick out the Cheerful Christmas stamp set for this sketch.  I love how clean and pretty the main image is and I thought it would fit perfectly with the sketch.

Christmas CheerI paired it with some dsp from the Nordic Noel pack and some Soft Sky card stock for the base.

Christmas Cheer Close UpThis turned out to be a really simple and easy card.  I love it when that happens!

We’d love for you to make your own card using the sketch.  Meanwhile, you can go check out what the rest of the design team made for your inspiration at the Freshly Made Sketches site.

Enjoy your Wednesday!  Thanks for stopping by!

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It’s Your Birthday — Monday Montage #30

Monday Montage Banner -- OctoberHere we go again!  It’s time for another Monday Montage blog hop.  We have ten stampers participating, so make sure to work your way through the hop to all ten blogs.  All you have to do is click on the arrows at the bottom of each post.  Easy!

It's your birthdayI combined two different stamp sets to make this card — Big News and Banner Banter.  I pulled out my On Film framelits dies as well to make the photo frame.

it's your birthday close upI love how the Banner Banter set coordinates with the little Banner punch.  It’s so quick and easy.

You’re ready to hop on over to Breelin Renwick’s blog, so be ready to be inspired by her beautiful work.  If you’d rather work your way backwards, you can hop over to Wendy Weixler’s amazing blog.  Either way, be sure to go visit the other nine blogs.

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Have a great Monday!  Thanks for stopping by!


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Halloween Mashup

PL Happy Halloween MashupI love how the Project Life Seasonal Snapshot Card Collection makes it so easy to pull together a quick card.  I used three of the cards on this project, and added some die cuts from the Fall Fest stamp set and coordinating Fun Fall Framelits dies.

PL Happy Halloween Mashup Close UpThis was super quick and easy.  And it’s fun to mix and match these cards.

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