Hey y’all!  I hope everyone has had a blessed holiday season and you’ve been able to enjoy some time with family and friends.

I don’t know about you (and even though winter has only begun), I’m so tired of wearing long underwear, fleece pants and fur-lined boots that I could just spit!  I’m ready for shorts and sandals . . .

so today’s card is inspired by my need to have a little sunshine and warmer weather.


The panels (including the base) for the card were all die cut/embossed with Spellbinders® 5×7 Matting Basics.   Once the top panels was die cut, the leaves and flower were stenciled in using Studio 490 From the Garden Art Stencil.  The background was then stamped in Sepia using Fun Stampers Journey Script background.  The panel was placed back in the die template and the edges were sponged with Antique Linen Distress Ink.


The remaining two flowers were stenciled on a separate sheet of white cardstock and then trimmed out.  They are raised on the front of the card with foam mounting tape.

The sentiment “thank you” is from the Fun Stampers Journey set, Little Big Greetings.  It was stamped in Sepia and then die cut/embossed with Back to Basics Tags.


Before the card was assembled, all the edges were trimmed with a Krylon Gold Leafing Pen.  The tag was then tied to the ribbon with gold chord in my attempt to bring it together.

That’s it for me right now.  Thanks for stopping by today!


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Happy weekend!  I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend so far.  I really thought I would be back with a project before now, but as luck would have it this past week was a real bear.  Once again Mallory ended up in the emergency room and we spent close to 11 hours waiting while they ran a few MRIs and got the results.  We left still not knowing what is wrong with her and had orders to follow up with more doctors.  We did the follow ups a day or so later and still are no closer to a diagnosis than we have been for the past 2 years.  We have finally received approval to take her to one of the larger clinics but we are trying for a referral to a neurologist here first.  A neurologist is the only specialist we have not seen yet . . . .

If anyone has any experience with these symptoms, we would love to hear from you:  muscle/joint aches and pains, left arm and leg going numb, hand tremors, blurred vision, deep chesty cough, fatigue, headaches . . .

We’ve had a number of people (not doctors) mention MS to us . . . and quite frankly her symptoms are all there . . . but we’ve thought about a number of other things too.

In the meantime, I got some studio time yesterday afternoon and was able to finish up a quick card this morning.


I’ve been waiting for the Studio 490 From the Garden Stencil for Art and it finally arrived this week.  I couldn’t wait to do something with it.  The flowers were stenciled 3 different times, with the top two trimmed out and popped up over the one on the front of the card.

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I left a sentiment off on purpose, because every time I turn around Mallory or someone else in the family is needing a card . . . this way we can add a sentiment to the inside when it is needed.

That’s all for today.  I’ve got one more project for tomorrow, so I’ll be back then!  Thanks for stopping by.


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