Good morning! You must be thinking that I am running a pre-school as we have been working with shapes all week 🙂 Tomorrow we are back to the 1″ squares and I think that it will make you think out of the box ~ enough of this…lets get to the challenge with today’s card!

We have a sketch challenge from the super talented and oh so sweet Ginger Tovionen….a fellow pal that has something extra special….her daughter is also a SUD ~ isn’t that wonderful that they can share the same love and passion for paper-crafting!

I was able to see a sneak peak of what the design team came up with and WOW – there are some great cards…please go to the Pals Paper Art Website and see the fun and then make your own card using this super clean and fun sketch!




I think that the repetitious “thank you” works…just that good old fashion ruler and the stamp-a-ma-jig and I am good to go! I encourage you to try something like this ~ it is super effective and super fun to do.

I did not do it today (and I really can’t give you any other reason than, I forgot) 🙂  but I would also do the “thank you” triple time on the outside of the envelope!




You can see that I am using (3) products that are walking the plank…the decorative dots embossing folder (love this), the Big News Stamp Set, and the super sweet, Sweet Li’l Things DSP.

You will be seeing this FUN stamp set again tomorrow….I have been trying to show how you can make a stamp set S T R E T C H for your needs…..the way I look at it ~ you need to look at a stamp and say can I make at least 3 different cards with it? If so, it is a keeper.






I think that this is a sketch that you need to “save in that great mind of yours” as it is  formula that you can use in a jif to whip up a card in a snap!

I also like adhering one of the rectangles flat and then the other popped up with stampin’ vitamins…they always do the trick for us!




You know folks, with the envelope liner framelits on the plank, we are going to have to be creative in jazzing up our envelopes – this does it for me! 🙂




One more peek of this sweet card and I say…”thank you”…”thank you”…”thank you”…”thank you”…”thank you”… for popping in today!





We are away being “a helping hand” to Hannah and making the “mother load” trip to Ikea to help her with her furniture for her 1st apartment! Yesterday we were both “proud as peacock parents” (and also my Dad and dear Aunt Jean were there) as we watched in amazement Hannah present her thesis…

Below is the “blurb” of her presentation from her college….now I as you – Is this over your head???? It is super clear to me that she has John’s genes…I am just excited to do the “Mom” touches on her new digs!

Hannah is a senior Biology major who has been doing research in Prof. Campbell’s lab. Her thesis is titled: Characterizing Paper-Based Genetic Networks as a Low-Tech Pathogen Detection Technique

Have a great day…I am – Ikea has LOTS of things for stampers like us!!!! YIPPEE-SKIPPEE!!!! Dad’s paying so I can sneak some goodies in the cart! (Hannah and I always love have John with us when we shop!!!!)  🙂 







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