Is it REALLY Friday? I told you that I always get sooooooo confused as to what day it is when we have a Holiday! I am super happy that you enjoyed yesterday’s card….but I hope that you will LOVE this one as well….I call it a WHAM….BAM….THANK-YOU CARD!

So simple, so classic and SOOOOO SPECIAL as it was inspired my me dear friend, Diana Gibbs. We met in Austin when I went to the retreat that Lydia Fielder hosted in the Fall….and it was like “Peanut Butter & Jelly” – and I feel blessed as Diana is one special person!

Let’s get to this GREAT layout and then I will share with you Diana’s inspiration….I know that this is such a busy time of the year, but a time that you will feel GREAT in getting your “Thank You’s” out and in the mail!

There are soooo many great products “walking the plank” and “I get it” as that is what has to be done with business but I will say, I have stocked up on the Warmth and Cheer DSP Stack as I am a true lover of plaids! Let’s get going!





This is a great layout, very straight forward and one that can be adapted to sooooo many occasion! All I did was to take a piece of the DSP 6″ X 6″ stack and cut 2″ off the end for the envelope flap.

With the remainder, I cut it into 3/4″ X 4″ strips and BAM….I can make (2) cards from (2) sheets of paper! Just think of all of the combinations you can make! This is one of those layout that I call “a keeper”





I am a HUGE fan of this sentiment, this stamp set…it is in the Annual Catalog ~ Thankful Thoughts. I think that it is chocked filled with great sentiments that will “fit the bill” for many “thank you’s” that you need!





Did you remember????? Did you remember that the Layering Circle Framelits are 50% off just for 1 MORE DAY!!!!! This is a MUST HAVE as it is a staple, a basic that will never let you down! Please do not forget to check the End of Year Clearance as it is chocked filled with fun and the hour glass has turned!

It was funny….when I saw that they are 50% off I called SU as I thought it was a huge error….nope, not an error and they are not being discontinued ~ Stampin’ Up! just had too many and I say WOOT-WOOT.

The White Circle is from the Layering Circles and I added Dijon dots around it but the Garden Green Circle is from the other must have framelits, Stitched Shapes…..these are currently not available as you all went NUTS OVER THEM when they were released but have no fear, there will be a HUGE SHIPMENT estimated to be available January 16th (I’ll keep you posted as I know they will FLY OUT THE DOOR) 🙂 





Now to my friend….I feel so blessed and truly happy that our paths have crossed and is this the cutest card or what! The minute I received this I knew that it was going to be CASED!!!

We had so much fun together in Austin and I can hardly wait to “hang out” with her and her hubby when we go to Thailand in July…..We simply “HIT IT OFF” and we have very similar styles in our cards, clean….simple…just – get’er done but have FUN at the same time!

I have a confession….when we were together in Austin…we spent WAY TOO MUCH $$$$$$$ on some GREAT boots! We were like Lucy and Ethel walking between 2 stores trying to make a decision…..and we looked at each other and said – “YOU JUST HAVE TO GET THEM”…we did and we wore them out of the store like 2 kids getting new school shoes!

The best thing is that when we wear our boots we text each other sharing a picture of our feet in the boots ~ with a quick “miss you…thinking of you!” This is another reason why I LOVE stampin’….I met Di at a retreat…and from that, I know that we will always be friends…..even if we live on total opposite sides of the country!




I love it when you are inspired by others! I hope that you can see….side by side……you can see the similarities but also see the difference! (I know…I know…..Diana’s is better but that is ok ~ you get it) Just GO FOR IT…and have fun – please do not stress about making things perfect – just do it!

You know that I am SUPER BIG on inspiring YOU to take an idea and RUN WITH IT! I know that that darn TIME THING gets the best of us but this is a great example of how I took something and ran with it!





Here is your “411~ Directory Assistance” photo  – PIN away for the future! I think that Stampin’ Up! did a fabulous job with the DSP Stack and it is one that “touched my heart” ( I am guilty, I have purchased MANY extra packs as I just cannot get enough of this paper and remember, it is 50% off.…just saying!)




Can you believe…..TOMORROW IS THE LAST DAY OF THE YEAR???? Do you have plans??? We do, and tomorrow I will share with you how John and I are going to RING IN the NEW YEAR!

I am still in the spirit of being Santa….so I hope to see you tomorrow as I will have a give-a-way…you will smile as I know if I won it – I would smile! I simply could not have the last day of the year go by without a goodie for one lucky person! It will be fun to read your comments!

Remember, the VAULT is open with 100’s of stamps……so YOU can pick a stamp set of YOUR choice with any order of $75.00+….this has been a FUN give-away….and one that many have loved!






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