WOOT-WOOT to Thursday! It is time to play Tic-Tac-Toe and the board this week is super fun!

I hope that you pop over to the Challenge Site and see what the designers came up with this week and then grab another cup of coffee…study the game board and GO FOR IT!

I ended up with a very productive game board! If I had changed my sentiment…I bet that I could have covered the entire board and the best thing – it was not intentional but the more I looked at the board, the more elements of the game I had….that is what is FUN about this challenge!

I went AcrossBurlap (the bow), Banner (the sentiment) , Yellow (the watercoloring)….then Down….Flower (the stamp image), Leaf (the stamp image)….then AcrossFREE…and Splatter (Specks of Gold Paint)







I have a super sweet and fast one for you today! I think that we can all agree that there are so many times that a simple and sweet notecard like this and this just…“does the trick” There is something very unusual for me with this card….

Can you guess it? Well, let me help you! I rarely, I mean rarely ever do a side fold card. Think about it…I usually do a top fold vertical….or a top fold horizontal ….but rarely a side fold card…WHY???I have no idea!

I wanted to use a note card and today I am using the Very Vanilla Notecard and Envelopes. I am so happy that Stampin’ Up! came out with these in the Vanilla. I am a big fan of this size and it is a treat to have 2 color options! I also love the price…$6.00 for 20 thick very vanilla card bases that are already scored and matching envelopes….here comes another WOOT!







I am working on a handmade special Birthday gift for my dear sweet Aunt Jean as she will be turning 90 in about 2 weeks. If you have followed my blog than you might remember her. She is not only super sweet and special to me…she is truly a person that I look up to.

You will be seeing more cards that I will be making for her….one thing that she loves and often asks me for…is cards… and naturally I smile. I am trying to come up with fun and practical cards that I know she will love! This was …well besides the game board  – the motivation for the design of todays post!

I have said endless times before that I would have never…ever imagined that I would be doing this “blog thing” that I do…and also still be a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator … remember, I was one of those that joined for the discount and then I was “out of here”…well, I guess I changed my mind!!!





What I share with you is what I use. It truly is a win-win for both you and I. I am able to cross things off of my to do list and you can learn…enjoy….have a smile and hopefully leave feeling inspired!

You can tell that I have not put the Count My Blessings Stamp Set away from Wednesday! This will be in the upcoming catalog and I know that it is going to be a one that will be in the Brown Truck to many of our homes….and I say – smart shopper!

Below you will see the images in this stamp set, very classic and easy to work with!






You an see that this is sooooo straight forward but it works! I hope that you agree. It is great to have “secret weapons” like this ready to roll. I adore this new paper and  I think that you will too!

Below you can take a peek but I think that you will agree…the picture just does not do justice to this sweet paper! (that’s why Product Shares are the best!!!!) I will be offering them to you soon….real soon!





I covered the entire front of the notecard in this fun DSP. It’s funny, you can see that the DSP has a good bit of Pool Party in it and I do not have a lick of that color in my watercoloring…but it still looks great!

The reason why I am pointing that out to to share with you that it is ok not to be so exact with your coordination….go with what feels good to you! I am tickled with the simplicity of this…very fast!






The sentiment was from the fabulous carried over Stamp Set Feather Together. There are 2 main things that I adore about this stamp set. One, because it is a Photopolymer and then other…the sentiments & fonts…WOW. I used this for a card kit that I created last year and I still look at the samples from that kit and I smile! (that’s when you know it’s a keeper)





I invite you to look at the stash that you have and then make a “blending of 2 stamps together” Let me explain, when you see the sentiments in the Count My Blessings Stamp Set, the sentiments are amazing, but the scale of them for a note card is too big for a notecard in the orientation that I chose for this card.

I went to the stash that I have and PRESTO – the Feather Together was a perfect pick. I loved the way that the sentiment had a natural flow to compliment the flower.





I bet you are wondering where did I get the gold ink for the flecks – I have a small palette of 6 paints that I enjoy adding a wee bit of bling to projects. When you hold it in your hand, you see the classic little accent that catches the light!

Enjoy your day and don’t forget to take a peek in the Clearance Area….I can see that many items have already depleted but I totally “get it” – as who does not like a deal!

Stampin’ hugs….





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