Category Archives: Good Greetings

Gifts of Kindness


I have not been in my stamping room since the last time I blogged!  Today I decided it was time to get back in the saddle, so to speak, since I just got a box of new goodies.  I really needed to make some thank you cards for my sweet co-workers who have been so supportive these last several weeks.

For my first card, I wanted to use the Back to Black DSP.  I saw online where someone had colored on it with blendies, and I loved the way that looked, so that’s what I did!  I used the reverse side of the paper to layer it, since I didn’t have any ribbon that would work.  I used some glitter on the main image, and tucked a rhinestone in the middle of the big flower.  Do you recognize the layer behind the sentiment?  I cropped, cut and pasted the labels framelits to create it!


Stamps:  Fabulous Four, Gifts of Kindness

Ink:  Memento Tuxedo black, Blendies

Paper:  Back to Black, whisper white, black

Misc.:  Labels framelits, rhinestones, glitter

I really like the main image in the Gifts of Kindness set, so I also used it for my second card.


Stamps:  Gifts of Kindness, Good Greetings

Ink:  Night of Navy

Paper:  Night of Navy, Lost Lagoon, Flowerpot DSP, Very Vanilla

Misc.:  Labels framelits, rhinestones, Modern Label punch, Scallop oval punch

I am slowly returning to a normal schedule.  For the longest time I felt like I was in a daze and could not concentrate well.  Yesterday was the first time I turned my radio on in the car–I just felt like I needed no distractions while I was like that.  I think I have caught up on my sleep, and I have started cooking again.  It felt really good to get back to creating, and I hope to be more regular in posting!  Thanks to any of you that are still with me!





I Like You/FMS144


Whew–so sorry about not posting for several days!  We drove to Illinois Friday to visit my parents and brother/his family.  We had such a good time eating, talking, laughing, playing “Phase Ten” and crafting.  My sister in law is one of the most talented crafters I know.  She has an open house around the holidays to sell all the wonderful Christmas crafts that she makes, but I am too far away to go, so she let me browse through her inventory this weekend, and I came home with a bag full of great new decorations.  Her latest project was teaching groups of women to make patriotic mesh wreaths, and she showed me how to make one, so I also have an amazing wreath!  Even though it is after July 4th, I am going to display it until Labor Day!  It’s too pretty to pack away just yet.  We drove back home Sunday after going to church and out to lunch with my parents, so it was a quick trip.  Tiring, but worth it!

My Mom was the first person to introduce me to StampinUp, and she had just gotten the envelope punch board, so we had a great time learning how to use it (thank goodness for youtube!).  I showed her how to find ideas on pinterest, and set her up with her own board.  Her life will never be the same, haha!

I wanted to play with some of my new goodies that came in my order last week, and I also felt like coloring, so I chose an image from the hostess set “I Like You”.  I liked the Freshly Made Sketch for this week, so I used that design along with some of the yummy Sweet Taffy DSP (LOVE the bright colors!).  I colored pearls with my blendies to use in the center of the flowers and tied on a piece of the stitched satin ribbon (it is smooth as butter–love, love, love  it!).

After putting everything on my card base, I didn’t have a whole lot of room for a sentiment-oops!-so I chose one from the “Good Greetings” set that I earned last month (yay, me!) and masked off one of the words with scotch tape before inking it up and stamping it.  I didn’t want to mat it, because I wanted to keep it small, so I sponged it with tempting turquoise to make it stand out better.


Stamps:   Good Greetings, I Like You

Ink:  Tempting Turquoise, Memento Tuxedo Black, Blendies

Paper:  Sweet Taffy DSP, Tempting Turquoise, Daffodil Delight

Misc:  woodgrain embossing folder, word window punch, pearls, hello honey stitched satin ribbon, circle framelit