Wishing you Brighter Days Umbrella Card

I fell in love with this Umbrella set as soon as I saw it!  This is the first card I made using it.  The saying is so useful, too.  Wishing you Brighter Days….perfect for someone who is ill, someone who lost a loved one, or someone needing a little encouragement!



Delightful Dijon pairs itself so well with the Dapper Denim!  Love it!

Joyfully Yours,



Clearance Rack Finds!!! Seasonal Snapshot Project Life Notecards

I am working on Craft Show goodies for an upcoming fall show that I’m doing here in Elizabethtown.  I wanted to make a set of notecards for the Raffle.  I started with the Crumb Cake Note Cards and envelopes and built my design using the Seasonal Snapshot 2015 Project Life Card Collection currently on Clearance Rack for only $4.80!  Part of the collection is shown below!  It’s a beauty of a set, mixing the kraft look with vibrant holiday colors.


Here are the notecard designs I came up with, using a greeting/sentiment stamped either directly on the cards or on a sheet of Whisper White cardstock, punched out, and popped up on the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals!  So fun and easy!




I stamped a little pumpkin inside each notecard, wrapped them up, and they are ready to go in my raffle basket!

Seriously, though, these Project Life cards come in a pack of 100, so it could be the start of 100 seasonal cards for only $4.80!  Check them out at the link in the chart below! (The price shown is not correct, they are on clearance now!)

Joyfully Yours,


Quick and Easy Washi Tape Congrats Card

I love collecting washi tape.  This is what I call it, because sometimes it seems so fun, but when push comes to shove, it’s not the first thing I reach for when creating a card.  But, a customer wanted to know how to use “this stuff” so here’s one idea I came up with.  Use it as the colorful background on a white card base as you would use our Designer Series Paper.  I like keeping the ripped edge looking a little rough, I think it adds to the dimension, but if you prefer a straight cut, please feel free!  Crafting is all about individuality, so be yourself!


This is totally a 10 minute, tops, card to make.  No stamp sets or ink required!  Perfect for that day when you need a card, and you need it NOW!

Joyfully Yours,


Proverbial Stampers September Color and Sketch Challenge Card

I entered the Proverbial Stampers September Color and Sketch Challenge using these parameters:



Here is the card I came up with using those guidelines….did NOT think those colors went together until I tried!  What do you think of those colors?


Joyfully Yours,



Thanks for Being You Pumpkin Card

What do I love the most about Fall?  Not sure, but pumpkins are definitely up there!  Along with falling leaves, apple cider, and cooler temperatures!  This card is my “Happy Fall” card even though I’m a few days late…FALL IS OFFICIALLY HERE!img_7255

The littler pumpkin is the center of the large swirly cut-out using the Swirly Scribbles Thinlits dies!  And the texture on that little guy is from the Timeless Textures Stamp set!

Joyfully Yours,


Always An Adventure Birthday Card

Since I grew up camping, I knew this was one non-traditional set that had to enter my collection.  I love this card below because it’s a guy card, and guy cards can be tough!  This one take a little time and a lot of love to create, but I’m sure the receiver will love it!


Joyfully Yours,


Halloween Treats Galore

I’m so not big on Halloween, but I have a Craft Fair coming up and a MOMS group social where the kids will have a parade and all the moms hand out treats for the kiddos.  So…thus comes the Halloween themed treat bags!


Inside the taller bags are some dollar store pencils and an eraser.  Inside the smaller matchbooks, is a free Jr. Frosty coupon from our local Wendy’s.  Check out your store today as they are selling books of 5 free Frosty coupons for $1, perfect small treat for lots of littles or for your Halloween-ers.  🙂  Yep, I said it, Halloween-ers.  haha

Joyfully Yours,