Thank You Watercolor Note Card 4

Saying thank you is always appropriate.   When I was a child, my mother taught me that the words please and thank you are magic.  She always said if a person asks nicely and says please and then remembers to say thank you,  magic happens.  Well, I don’t know about magic happening, but  I think we don’t say those words enough. We especially don’t say them enough to the people we love most.  I tell my husband it is important for husband and wife, mother/father and child to say please and thank you to each other.  Not only is it important, it is MANDATORY!.  🙂  It is becoming a lost art.  People, starting when they are children, must be taught to say please and thank you.   I’ve noticed on occasion with my students in school that many of them are not taught at home how to say those two little words.  I know this because on those few occasions when I hand out treats, many will receive them without saying thanks.  I remind them by saying, “You’re welcome,” when I hand the treat to them.  Then the thank you’s begin.  I always try to use those two little words with my students.  I had one student say to me one day, “You are always so polite, Mrs. Cauler.”  My response was, “I try to be.  Why do you sound surprised that I would be polite with you?  Do you think that I don’t need to be just because I am your teacher?  I say please and thank you to you because I expect you to say please and thank you to me.”

So, with all of that said,  please look at my fourth Watercolor Wonder Note Card.  Thank you!

Watercoler Wonder Note Card - 1


Oh, Wow!

Wow!  It has been a little while since I put anything new here.  Since last weekend was a three-day weekend, you wouldn’t think that would be the case.  One would think that I had extra time off so it would  have been easy to post something new.  But, no.  When I have an extra day, I fall into the trap of thinking I have all the time in the world, and then very little gets accomplished.  So today, I will post two things.  The first is the Valentine I made for some of my work friends.  It was a simple little Ghirardelli candy holder that I made using the envelope punch board.

Valentine Candy Holder

Here’s what I used to make this.

Fresh Prints Designer Series paper Stack  132996

Real Red Card Stock  102482

Whisper White Card Stock 100730

Language of Love Stamp Set  133074-w / 133077-c

Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set 128748-w / 127802-c

Jet Black StazOn  101406

Decorative Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (SAB)

Scallop Edge Border Punch  119882

Hearts Collection Framelits Dies  125599

Tea Lace paper Doilies  129399

Rhinestone Basic Jewels  119246

Envelope Punch Board  133774

The other card I want to share is one that I created for an upcoming crop I am doing with my principal at my school.  The crop is a fundraiser for one of the clubs, and the principal asked me to do a make-n-take.  It is a simple little notecard that measures 3 1/2″ by 5″.

School Crop Make n Take

Here’s what I used on this card.

Crumb Cake Card Stock  120953

Whisper White Card Stock  100730

Kaleidoscope Designer Series Paper  132995

Jet Black StazOn Ink  101406

Bermuda Bay Classic Ink  131171

Just Sayin’ Stamp Set  133200-w / 133203-c

Word Bubble Framelits Dies  132968

Bundle stamp set and framelits and save 15%

134819-w /134820-c

Off the Grid Stamp (Background)  130736-wood only

2-1/2″ Circle Punch  120906

Banner Punch (Sale-a-bration)

Banner Blast Stamp Set (Sale-a-bration)

Hope you enjoyed your visit today.  This was quick, as I still have lesson plans to create and papers to grade.  Once I am retired, I hope that I will be able to post so video and photo tutorials on the projects I show you.  Until then…

Happy Stamping!


Grateful Chalk Talk

Just got in from shoveling the 6″ worth of snow we got Thursday night and yesterday during the day.  Six inches of snow isn’t a great deal by any account…not here in Colorado anyway.  I understand the mountains got feet of snow in the last 24 hours.  If you look at my hometown, which is Youngstown, Ohio and Colorado Springs, CO, where I have lived for the past 20 plus years, I think my hometown gets more snow than we do, if you don’t count what the mountains get.  This was a heavy snow; my back can attest to that.  And this snowstorm cause havoc on the roads yesterday, especially during the afternoon rush.  One of the major roads through town was closed in spots according to the local news, because it was so slick.  I am surprised more schools weren’t closed.  Some didn’t even have a two-hour delay, which I thought was a little ridiculous!  But I don’t make the decisions.  I am just one of the peons that follows whatever the people at the top decides…usually.  🙂

The card I am sharing today features some really cool Occasions Catalog stuff like the Watercolor Wonders Designer Series Paper and the Hexagon Hive Thinlits Die.  I think both are my new favorites.

Chalk Talk Grateful for You

Here’s what I used on this card.

Smokey Slate Card Stock  131202

Whisper White Card Stock  100730

Tangerine Tango Card Stock  111349

Daffodil Delight Card Stock  119683

Watercolor Wonder Designer Series Paper  132994

Jet Black Stazon  101406

White Vellum  101856

Rhinestone Basic Jewels  119246

Tea Lace Paper Doilies  129399

Extra Large Oval Punch  119859

Elegant Butterfly Punch  127526

Hexagon Hive Thinlit Die  132965

Basic Metal Buttons  133319

Calypso Coral Baker’s Twine  125573

Chalk Talk Stamp Set  130631-w/ 130634-c

Here’s another view; a close up of the butterfly.

Chalk Talk Grateful for You-1Hope you enjoyed your visit today.  It is snowing again! So, that means we will be shoveling again…tomorrow perhaps.  Until next time…

Happy Stamping~


Christmas is Over!

Christmas is over!  All that fuss, and it is over in less than 24 hours.  The eating marathon, as my step-son said on Christmas Eve, was awesome!  We always have a traditional Italian Christmas Eve and Christmas day dinner. (My mother was born in Italy.) Christmas Eve dinner consists of an antipasto platter and deep-fried smelts.  Next comes a traditional soup made of roasted chestnuts and garbonzo beans.  When I was a kid, I called it “dirty dishwater” soup because of its dark brown color.  Delicious!  Then pasta with calamari sauce and salad.  In my household, salad is always the last course.  I know, it confuses people.  On Christmas day, we have the antipasto platter again, wedding soup, pasta again, some sort of meat roast (pork, beef, or ham), and salad.  After dinner a fruit bowl and nuts are offered for dessert plus torrone (almond nougat candy made in Italy) and whatever other sweet might be available.  And wine…plenty of home-made wine at both meals.  No Italian dinner is ever complete without the vino!  All that fuss and cooking, and it is over. But it was awesome!

The day after Christmas is always such a let down.  If it were up to me, every day would be Christmas.  I can’t believe that I have to start thinking about taking down my decorations.  I just finally got them all up.  This time of year is my favorite, but it is way too short.  The anticipation of the holiday lasts for weeks, and then it seems as if it is over in a matter of minutes.

We had all of our children here for Christmas, but only one of the grandchildren.  One was with her mom this  year.  But that is okay, we will make up for it next year, and besides…who said you can only open presents on December 25?  The Spirit of Christmas should last all year, so we can surely make it last a few more days until our other grandchild is with us.

I got a little shopping in yesterday.  It was heartbreaking to see some of the sweaters I bought as gifts on sale for 40% off.  But for the most part, I found one or two good bargains.  I mainly had to return a shirt I purchased for my husband that he said was too small, but I thought it was a perfect fit.  So I exchanged it, and found a gift or two for myself with my gift money.

And in the midst of the last-minute preparations for the holiday, I got two cards stamped on Christmas Eve day.  One is a simple thank you card I made for a few of my students who gave me gifts, and another is a Mother’s Day card for lack of not knowing what else I could stamp.  That’s another sad part about Christmas being over…now what do I stamp?!  I love making Christmas cards, and I still have to send a few.  Or maybe I will save them for next year, and send cards saying “Thinking of you.”

Here are the cards.

Photopolymer Thank You

Here’s what I used on this card.

Another Thank You photopolymer stamp set  133454

Endless Wisher photopolymer stamp set  133455

Whisper White Card Stock  100730

Island Indigo Card Stock  122923

Island Indigo Classic Ink  126986

Coastal Cabana Classic Ink  131175

Rhinestones Basic Jewels  119246

Everything Eleonore Mother's Day

On this card I used…

Island Indigo Card Stock  122923

Very Vanilla Card Stock  101650

Venetian Romance Designer Series Paper  130144

Tangerine Tango Classic Ink  126946

Island Indigo Classic Ink 126986

Everything Eleanor Stamp Set  131987-w/124164-c

Chalk Talk Framelits Dies  129983

Fancy Fan Embossing Folder  177751

Pearl Basic Jewels  119247

Island Indigo Ribbon (no longer available)

So there you have what I accomplished on the day before Christmas in addition to all of that cooking.  It has been a while since my last post, but this time you got two for the price of one.  🙂  Until next time…

Happy Stamping!