Amazing Note Card Number Three

I don’t think we tell enough the important people in our lives how important and amazing they are.  We tend to take the good things in life for granted.  Well, this card is for someone important to me.  My 27-year-old son has been going through some personal struggles for the last few weeks, and no matter what,  he never seems to let things get him too far down.  I want him to know how proud of him I am and how amazing I think he is.  This card may be a little girly, but guys like flowers too.  It almost has a vintagey feel to it because of the roses and the gray and guys can like vintage stuff too.  So this is for him.  And if it is too girly for him he won’t care because it’s from his mom and he loves me.  🙂

Christopher…you inspire me every day, and I don’t tell you enough that when God gave me you, he gave me the best son he could give. I love you with all my heart.  You mean the world to me, and I have never been more proud to call you son.   xxxooo  Mom

Here’s the card:

Watercoler Wonder Note Card - 3


Thanks for visiting.  Until next time…

Happy Stamping!



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

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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!


Gift Bow Bigz Die Angel

Hello, hello!  Hope all is well with everyone.  The weekend has flown by, and I find myself wondering where it has gone.  I am looking forward to the day, (only 6 more months) when every day will be like a weekend!

You may have already seen elsewhere what I am about to show you.  It is an angel ornament made using the Bigz Bow Die.  Someone had mentioned the thought of making an angel using this die and I looked for a video on You Tube and found one.  I clicked on the first link I found, and it was a video posted by Tanya Bell from Australia, who said she got the idea from somewhere else.  I wish I had come up with this idea all on my own.  Her website is if you want to visit it or the link for the You Tube video is here at

Any way, here are the photos of what I made.

Bow Die Angel

Bow Die Angel-2

Here’s what I used on this little cutie!

Very Vanilla Card Stock  101650

Champagne Glimmer Paper 127885

Blushing Bride Card Stock 131198

Gold Metallic Encore Pad  132141

Gift Bow Bigz L Die  129977

Pretty Print Textured Impressions Embossing Folder  132175

Everything Eleanore Stamp Set  131987-w/124164-c

7/8″ Scallop Circle Punch  129404

1″ Circle Punch  119868

1-3/8″ Circle Punch  119860

1-1/4″ Circle Punch  119861

1-3/4″ Circle Punch  119850

Word Window Punch  119857

Snow Day Stamp Set  131892-w/131895-c

Linen Thread  129287

That’s all for me today.  I hope the rest of your weekend is wonderful.  Until next time…

Happy Stamping!


Happy Halloween Part II and a Christmas Tree

As promised last week, I have another Halloween card for you today.  Don’t know what possessed me.  I found the bat and spider web punches at a local scrapbooking store and had to have them.  I thought they were the neatest!  So this is what I came up with.

Halloween 2013-2

Isn’t it adorable?  Here’s what I used on this card.

Basic Black Card Stock  121046

Pumpkin Pie Card Stock  105117

Witches’ Brew Designer Series Paper  132185

Best of Halloween stamp set  134381

2 1/2″ Circle Punch 120906

Modern Label Punch  119849

Basic Black Classic Stamp Pad  126980

Rhinestone Basic Jewels  119246

It was a pretty simple card to make.

Yesterday, I along with several other Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators in my area held our annual Stampin’ for the Cure Event.  All of us belong to the same group, and out up line started it seven years ago in memory of one of her friends that was taken by breast cancer.  It has always been a big success.  All of the product we use is donated by the demonstrators, and a few demonstrators hit up local business for donations for our silent auction.  All the money we raise is donated to our local chapter of Susan G. Komen.  The people who attend pay an entry fee, and they can buy raffle tickets for prize baskets filled with Stampin’ Up! product.  Attendees make a total of seven cards.  I thought I would share one of them with you.  It was created by my good friend Cathy Casey, and I am sure she won’t mind me sharing it with you.

Christmas 2013

The stamp set used is a carry over set called Evergreen (127973).  The card stock is Coastal Cabana (131297).  Also used is Winter Frost Specialty Designer Series Paper (132341) Silver 1/8″ Ribbon (132137), Tea Lace Paper Doilies, (129399), Rhinestone Basic Jewels (119246), Metallic Encore Pad, Silver (132142), Pewter Embossing Powder (124114), and Apothecary Accents Framelits (127003).

Hope you enjoyed your visit here today.  Until next time…

Happy Stamping!