I hope everyone had a Happy Thanksgiving!  We spent the day with the Cheever Brothers and their families again this year.  It’s always fun to get together with them all and catch up on what everyone has been up to the last year.

It’s been fairly quiet around here today and I took a few moments to busy myself in the studio.  After I had started today’s project, I decided to change it up so it is nothing like what I initially started to make.

For this one, I decided to go the clean and simple route as well as make a card that could be easily mass-produced.   It’s not bulky (even through there are a number of layers) and will easily fit into a standard 5×7 envelope.


The sentiment is Peace & Joy from Unity and one I’ve had for a number of years.  It was embossed with Queen’s Gold and then die cut/embossed with Spellbinders® Labels Four.  The layers behind the sentiment were die cut/embossed with 5×7 Elegant Labels Four.


The base of the card was die cut/embossed with Matting Basics B.  If I’ve not explained how I do this before, I used a sheet of 8.5×11” cardstock, scored and fold the paper in half and then lined the folded edge of the paper up with the inside edge of the die.

The edges of the paper were all trimmed with 18 kt gold leafing pen.  When assembling the card, I thought to myself . . .  hey let’s leave off the foam mounting tape and see what happens.  Okay . . . one card that can be mailed flat in a plain (not padded) envelope!

That’s it for me today . . .  thanks for stopping by!


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Good morning y’all!  Don’t be shocked or anything . . . but I actually worked in the studio yesterday.  I know . . . don’t faint!   We’ve been getting in the holiday spirit around here lately.  The girls have been making wreaths and I’ve been rejoicing that Hadlee is finally taking her first unassisted steps and hopefully will be in full walk mode by Christmas!

I went on the hunt for all my Christmas stamps yesterday, pulling out my favorites to start the season with.  The first one I pulled out is my favorite little snowman from Unity Stamp Company.


The image was colored with colored pencils and then die cut/embossed with Spellbinders™ Large Circles.  The layers alternate between small and large, ending the large scalloped circles.

The paper is some My Mind’s Eye Lost & Found Christmas Special that I picked up at Michaels.  The edges were distressed, sponged with Antique Linen and sewn to the base kraft cardstock.


I’ve had these rusty jungle bells for years and thought they would be a fun embellishment to add along with the ticket stub.  The seam binding was dyed with Antique Linen and the bells are tied to a memo holder with twine.


That’s all for my project today.  Just want to remind you that my contest is still up on the Spellbinders Blog from yesterday.  I believe the winner will be announced on Tuesday so you still have time to enter.

Thanks for joining me today!


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Good Saturday morning!  I hope everyone had a great week and you’re ready for the weekend.  I went with Mallory to the doctor the other day and when we were driving back home, I decided to swing into the garden center and pick up another flat of flowers . . . hopefully, we’ll have one good day that I can get out and get them planted this weekend.  At least that’s my goal!

In the meantime, today is my day to post over on the eP Blog.  I decided to stretch myself and try another journal page (my second one).

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All the details and more pictures are on the eP Blog, so you’ll need to pop over there to get them.

Thanks for stopping by today and remember . . . life is short, eat dessert first!


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