Well…how was everyone’s first day of the NEW YEAR? If you have today off….I hope that you enjoy it and I am happy that many are able to have several days off….we all need our batteries re-charged!

I loved and appreciated your comments yesterday and I can clearly see some areas that you would like to see more of….and trust me, I will do my best to help you with these specific needs. One thing that I will say is that one of the new papers in the Occasions Catalog really lends itself to masculine cards…so that is where I will start!

Before we get to this INCREDIBLY SIMPLE card…..we have a winner…..so come on – let’s meet those resolutions and DO THAT DANCE….the WOOT-WOOT for stamper Dee 🙂


Way to go and many thanks for popping onto my blog and giving feedback! Happy New Year to you and please email me with your address. It seemed like Sympathy and Masculine are hot topics and I can honestly say that these are the (2) requests that my dear husband asks for. He likes to keep a stash of my cards to send to clients but does not like them to be too frilly!

I will put my hat on and pray to the “creative gods” for inspiration and be back to help! I appreciate and truly love when you share with me ideas that you would like to see ~ I aim to please! 😀




Now let’s get to this super sweet, super clean, super easy Valentines Card. It actually does not have to be “Just for Valentines” as sending a “Love You” card is appropriate all year long……have fun changing up colors to give it a different feel!

We have a super sweet Valentines Stamp and Framelits coming out on Wednesday with the new Catalog but I thought….“let me see with what we already have to work with and see if I could come up with a cute card.”

Well, I think I did and it is just like I like it….clean & simple! The overall card is a 4 1/4″ square card and the white piece that I used the embossing folder on is a 4″ Square.

The Red Mat is a smidge larger, 4 1/8″ square and you can cut the heart right out of the center. (LOVE THIS when this can happen). I admit, I forget about the Sweet & Sassy Framelits….why???? ~ not sure but the shape of the heart is just stunning!





You know that I adore using fun foam and I used a smaller heart framelit to cut a piece of fun foam to place on the back of the one I heat embossed. I love it that the shape fits it and it is just the perfect lift over the embossed hearts.

REMEMBER….use your embossing buddy before you stamp the versamark – you’ll be happy!

Making an envelope is a cinch using the envelope punch board but jot this down…..the size for a 4 1/4″ size is NOT on the measurements so here you go. You need a 7 1/8″ square and then you press and score at 3 5/8″ – and PRESTO – perfect envelope! I have taped these measurements on the bottom of the punch board…as I love this size of card.





I admit, I was happy with the end result of this card mainly because I was able to use a stamp set that I have from the annual catalog and that is it a stamp set that is not specifically for just Valentines. I have used it many times in previups posts and I love the small images in this set ~ they come in handy for “filling in areas” (you all know I love dots)






Have a great day and again, if you are off…..ENJOY the time (maybe you can find some “me time” to stamp!)

I told Daisy that she was a hit….and I gave her some Strawberry Tops for all of you! She was so funny yesterday…she was “chilly” as I forgot to put her in the tack room and when I went to the barn late yesterday afternoon to bring Oscar in…..I heard her making a nasty noise….a noise like I AM MAD AT YOU THAT YOU LEFT ME OUTSIDE….and she had made a nest in Oscars Stall and had a PUFF of shavings all over her!


She was Casper, the PIGGY GHOST!

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