Sending Healing Thoughts

We are in the mid-winter months, when illness seems to linger just around the corner and we take our vitamins in the hopes that we can stave off a cold or flu. But when someone does fall sick, a message of love and support can let in a little ray of sunshine.

The In the Country Sale-a-Bration stamp set is a “sleeper” you may have overlooked, but it’s truly so artistic, it makes you look fancy. My image is watercolored on watercolor paper (go ahead and let the colors run together!) and I love that you can add any sentiment you already have to these drawings!

I paired my image with another Sale-a-Bration product, the Dainty Flowers Designer Series Paper. Originally I had thought to use some of the delicate floral patterns, but as I was putting my card together, I felt that the Starry Sky lattice design was the best choice.

Apparently TGIF Challenge designer Kayla McCreadie had the same thoughts for #TGIFC403, for you can see her take on the sketch using the same stamp here; isn’t it nice to have two ideas to use?

Will the “In the Country” set be a product you earn free before February 28th? Unleash your inner-artist and set the scene for any occasion with this exclusive offering you could choose complimentarily with a $50 order.

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Strawberry Hello

Call me slow, but I *just* realized (3 decades into paper crafting) that you can send a birthday card that DOESN’T SAY “Happy Birthday”!

I was panicked that I needed more birthday cards at the beginning of March, but didn’t have time to make any. My “generic” card stash was overflowing, so I grabbed a few of those and just wrote a birthday message inside, and slapped my forehead as I realized they worked wonderfully! DUH.

LESSON: Let any generic greeting card become whatever you want it to be!

On that note, here’s a card that can be embossed quickly and will help get you out of any “JAM” (get it?) you are in for a mailing moment! I’ve even got a printable HOW TO for you:

Hope the remainder of your day is as sweet as this card is!

I’d Pick You, Pumpkin!

Admittedly, I’m team Pumpkin Spice starting September 1st. Ten days into the month and I’ve already indulged in a least that many different treats made from this glorious gourd, so I needed to make a card that declares my devotion.

After you download the tutorial and create your own card, would you share a link to your favorite pumpkin recipe in the comments? I’m always looking for the best things to bake with pumpkin this time of year!

Just a quick reminder: Today is the last day to register for the Fall StampFest in Southern Utah on September 25th and get a discounted ticket! Click the image to go to the event registration page:

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Pretty Pumpkins Bundle
$45.75
Crumb Cake 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Pumpkin Pie 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Basic Black 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.75
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
$6.00
Pumpkin Pie Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Pumpkin Pie Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
$9.00
Cajun Craze Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
$9.00
Old Olive Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
$9.00
Stitched Rectangle Dies
$35.00
Tailor Made Tags Dies
$22.00
Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine
$120.00
Black & White 1/4" (6.4 Mm) Gingham Ribbon
$7.00
Stampin' Seal
$8.00
Stampin' Dimensionals
$4.00