Thursday Treats


Today’s treats are for 12 lovely ladies.  These ladies are local hairdressers and work hard! Not only are they on their feet all day making the rest of us look good; they work to help the community as well. They sell my cards at their shop and together we raise money for Breast Cancer Awareness.



When I go to get my hair done and replenish the cards, I bring them a little thank you gift. They are always so appreciative.  Today I am bringing them some delicious chocolate from France. I stamped on the back of my business cards and wrapped them in Stampin’ Up 2 x 8 Cellophane Bags. (I did cut the tops of the bags down a bit.) These bags can be used for all kinds of gifts and treats and are a great deal…you get 50 for $3.oo.

I hope they like their chocolate treats as much as I appreciate them.

Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’


A CASE for Merci


Today’s card uses a retired stamp set (Artistic Etchings) that I bought awhile back in anticipation of our trip which we had been planning for years.  I needed several thank you notes for all the wonderful friends who helped us prepare for our journey by lending advice, luggage, electrical adapters, etc. We had such a wonderful time abroad and I really appreciated everything they did to help make it memorable. (I’ll share some photos of our trip at the end.)

I CASEd this card from the amazing Mary Fish with just a few changes.  In the stamping world, CASE means Copy And Share Everything.  That is one of the things I love about card making… everyone is so willing to share their ideas and inspiration.

The card stock and DSP I chose is Pistachio Pudding because of the delicious little gifts I brought back from France.  A friend told me to try the macarons at Laduree and Oh My… it was love at first bite!  Pistachio was my favorite! Here’s a few pictures of these delightful little goodies.

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I used the Stampin’ Up note cards and envelopes to make my cards.  I make a lot of thank you cards and I love these note cards.  They are just the right size for a handwritten message and they are a great deal… you get 20 cards and envelopes for $6.00.  You probably know by now that I like to make everything coordinate and you can see how my card matches the gift bag and pistachio macarons.


I thought you might enjoy this little story.


I love to make matching envelopes.  It’s a little sneak peek to what’s inside and so much better than just a plain envelope.


Here’s a few photos as promised from our time in France.




My daughter had to “pinch” the pyramid.
We just can’t seem to behave in art museums…even when we’re in The Louvre.
I bet you didn’t know the early Romans invented the selfie.
Au revoir!

Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’