Happy Thursday to you….YIKES – is it really Thursday? This week is going way to fast for me! I am excited for today as we have a new Tic Tac Toe Card to play with! I am sooooooo proud of many of you that have been playing with the challenge – it is FUN….right!

Please pop over to the Tic Tac Toe Challenge and see what the other designers came up with! I am just giddy with this challenge as it is super fun to look at the board and then have fun! Todays board was designed by the one and only Jeanie and true to her form and style…..look at the board – it is about A,B,C’s – the teacher in her comes out!






I chose to take the diagonal path this week…Accent – Embossing & In Color. The stamp set that I focused with is Sorry for Everything –  a newbie and its a goodie! Years ago Stampin’ Up! had a similar Stamp Set and I think there was a void with its absence but this new updated one is the perfect solution to those kinda tricky cards to send…

The large “Sorry” with that beautiful script font is stunning in itself but when you pair up one of the sub sentiments….you have a keeper!







Here is a great close up for you to see not only the beautiful font but also the stunning detail in the Garden Trellis Embossing Folder. WOW….right? Embossing folders are the best bang for your buck as the instant POP and TEXTURE is done with a simple crank of Mr. Big!

Here is a confession….when we get a new catalog, the embossing folders are a product that go on right away…why??? EASY – they are the icing on the cake when you are trying to have a POP with little effort. Also…they are super affordable and take little space – a win-win all around.










I know that it is super hard to tell in the picture so you will have to trust me on this one – I heat embossed the navy “Sorry” – after stamping it with the Night of Navy I quickly added clear embossing powder and heat set it –  when you hold it in your hand and see that shine and then touch it – here comes a smile!

I hope that you all try this with any of our ink – if you are fast….you can get the job accomplished without using versa mark as the powder will stick to the freshly stamped sentiment! The sub-sentiment was stamped in versa mark….heat set with white embossing powder!







To fulfill the accent part of the challenge, the new Glitter Enamel Dots were the super easy choice. Many of you know that I am not a fan of glitter….but these – YEP….I can handle as no mess and a perfect subtle bit of bling!

Now lets chat about the envelope with the card…..I say – one stunning duo! These 2 colors together are stunning and then throw in the white….I rest my case – a total Susan kinda card!






Now you have some fun to take part in…..how about taking another look at the game board this week and then have FUN! It always is amazing at how many ideas there are from a simple Tic Tac Toe Board – this is a fun challenge and I am just so happy that many are joining in with the fun!

I can’t wait to see your project in the gallery….not only will I be smiling seeing your project and your name but I know that you will also have a sense of “I DID IT” when you play with the challenge.

In closing here is a funny…..when I first started making cards and caught the “bug” with Stampin’ Up! I can remember that I thought….I will do a challenge. Well…..it took me weeks and weeks to build up the nerve to try it. I now laugh at that as I just should of followed my guy instinct and just DID IT….but I was a turtle….

Well….once I took the plunge I was sooooooo tickled with myself that I told all of the peeps and hyperlinked it to their emails so they could see. I kept saying…..did you see….did you see – I actually figured out how to do this with no help. They were so proud of me and I was so proud of myself as well….The peeps actually get a kick out of me when I go out of the Mom box and try something different.

I guess you could say that it is a great example of “just trying”….that in itself makes a difference to the most important person in the world….YOU!

Now go take this summer day and make it YOURS!



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