Thinking of you

Have you ever had someone on your mind for ages and they the phone rings or you email dings and it's a message from them saying - thinking of you. If you're anything like me you're probably guilty of letting those thoughts pass without action. It's so easy to be busy and to just let it slide. The truth is - it's the people in our life that make it full - and it's important to act on those thoughts. Actions speak louder than words - so isn't it time we all put action to our words and told the people in our lives how much we value them. Here's a really easy way to start by a simple 'thinking of you' card.

I kept the card very simple. By repeating just 2 leaves in simple colours you can create a great background pattern. Heat embossing gives it a little extra when you pick it up with the layers of texture and dimension.

It's a simple act to create a card like this and give it to someone you appreciate. Words without action can be empty as there is no-one to recognise their impact. Words with action can bring about transformational change and really mean a lot to those we share them with. 

Want to bring action to some words and make this card?  You can shop the supplies online in my store and make your own.
  • Pop of Paradise Clear Mount Stamp Set
  • Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder
  • Heat Tool
  • Versamark Pad
  • Melon Mambo Classic Stampin' Pad
  • Basic Black Classic Stampin' Pad
  • Whisper White A4 Thick Cardstock
  • Melon Mambo A4 Cardstock
  • Softly Falling Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
  • Big Shot
  • Snail Adhesive
Happy crafting

How to really mean it when you say thank you

There are lots of ways to thank someone for a gift, for a job well done, for being a great friend.  You can buy a gift, take them out, or simply say the words.  The thing about words though is they always seem to mean more if you write them down.  What better way to say thank you than with thoughtful words in a handmade card.  

This card was very quick to make and only has one stamped image.  The rest is all done with my trusty punches and big shot.  I truly love cards that look complicated but are really very simple.  I'm setting a goal this year to show my appreciation to those around me through words & deed.  That means lots of homemade cards (deeds) and lots of words to be written.

Why don't you brighten up someones day today and give them a gift of appreciation by sending a homemade card.

Happy crafting.

Shop this project in my online store:

  • Floral Phrases Clear-Mount Stamp Set
  • Detailed Floral Thinlits Dies
  • Big Shot 
  • Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper
  • Copper Foil Sheets
  • Decorative Label Punch
  • Night of Navy Classic Stampin' Pad
  • Whisper White A4 Thick Cardstock
  • Snail Adhesive

The 2017 Occasions Catalogue & Sale-a-bration

Love a good sale in January.  The best thing about a new sale from Stampin' Up is that it comes along with the release of a new catalogue.  Right now you can shop the new catalogue - yep new products, and also grab a sale-a-bration bonus.

Until 31 March you’ll earn 1 FREE sale-a-bration item for every $90 you order – so the more you spend the more you’ll get free! This year there are 12 products to choose from – 7 stamp sets, 2 paper packs, ribbon, a card tin and a Card Kit!  (I've already got 2 card kits and can't wait to fill them as gifts.  On February 2 there will also be new products added - so you can do two rounds of bargain shopping :-)

You can check out the new catalogue here and sale-a-bration rewards here.  Then jump on-line any time to place your order in my online store.

Happy shopping :-)