Well… I guess the saying goes, “All good things must come to an end”…as this is the “caboose” group of pictures of our Holiday Card Swap! I hope that you all have enjoyed this PARADE OF BEAUTIES as much as I have and I must toot my cyber friends horn, this has been a stellar group of cards and I am giving EVERYONE a standing ovation!

Please do not be shy in leaving a comment for these cards, they are just wonderful and I know that they would appreciate some good old fashion Simple Stampin’ love. Also, if you have a certain question about a card, leave the comment and I am sure that the artist will chime in!

YOUR CARDS WILL BE MAILED TODAY.….I feel like they have gone everywhere with me and trust me, they have been in good hands and I have carried them in a tin. (I have been a great protector to them) 🙂 Would Janis D from Olustee, OK email me with her address….SILLY SUSAN, I cannot find your envelope with you whole address on it!!!!



Can you say that this snowman is just ADORABLE!!!! I think the thing that I love about it is that the subtle contrast of Very Vanilla and the white snowman makes is just pop!  People are just so darn clever and this one is off the chart! I can imagine that this will be CASED a bunch – super fun!






I love Fall…by far my favorite time of the year. I am always amazed at the sheer beauty of the changing of the trees and at the end of today’s post, I will share with you a photo that I snapped on Sunday afternoon with Hannah and Stanley. I adore this card. The layers of textures with the embossing folder and the stamping of the leaves is just stunning – but the copper is the real stunning as I love the “peek” just makes it! Stunning, simply stunning!






Can you say…CHRISTMAS!!!! This is an amazing stamp set/bundle and one that I have not shown a lot…but after this – WATCH OUT…when I finally get home…this bundle is MINE!!!! These colors, especially the gold is soooo Christmas special…and I love the look on the Reindeer – so proud pulling that sleigh! Anyone would be thrilled with this Christmas classic….the gold thread – great accent!






This card is from our “In House” Sheep Herder! It has been some time since we have seen the sheep….so Mary Ann – if you are up to it….let’s have another sheep!!!! This is so simple yet still classic! Did you notice the scoring….a perfect accent. The other FUN aspect of this card is that the sentiment is heat embossed – fun touch and great job with using black….as that can be tricky!






Is this a “smile card” or what? The embossing folder against the dots is the best – 2 smile factors for me! Just look at the details, the twine, the ribbon, the sequins….just one FUN FALL Card! You captured the season perfectly!






A card after my own water-coloring heart! This again is a stamp that I have not blogged about but again, when I finally get home…..I am ready for some fun! The accents of the embossing folder sets the stage for this beauty. This was a card that was hard to photograph but is is simply beautiful. There is a layer of Wink of Stella to add the BLING!






This is a “Susan Card” There is just something about Navy and White together that make me happy! It is always so clean and so classic. I am thrilled to see this stamp and framelit. It is a carry over that is in the Annual Catalog and it soooooo deserves to be in the BIG book! Again, look at the combo of an embossing folder and a contrast. It is like Peanut Butter and Jelly! Super-de-duper card!!!





There you go folks! The parade has come to an end and it has been a fun one to showcase! I hope that I sahred your work proud and that is what I am of you…SUPER PROUD!

As promised, here is a picture of Hannah and Stanley. Is this a gorgeous backdrop or what ???? (Judy – you will love the color of the leaves). The barn is just a beautiful place…so peaceful and it is truly a retreat for Hannah to go to after work and have her time with her friend, Stanley.

There are several ponds and look at this reflection of the beauty of nature! She is all smiles as she should be. We are having a great Mother/daughter time together….it is so rewarding to see her grow….





Until tomorrow….it is a PALS BLOG HOP…I am ON the train this month and I have a super fun, easy and practical post for you! Enjoy the day!






















































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