Friday, February 20, 2015

LOTS and LOTS of Love!

Hello everybody! I'm sorry it's been so long since I've posted a card. Life has kept me busy with car trouble and a root canal. Then I slipped on some icy steps and fortunately landed on my rump where there's plenty of padding. :) Oh, yes, I've been having FUN...NOT! It's all over now, thank goodness, so I'm here with a card, FINALLY!

I have to admit this design is not an original by me. I saw this on YouTube (can't find the link now) and fell in love with it. With two sons living clear across the country, I like to send them mail just to remind them their Mom in North Carolina loves them a lot. This card seems to fit that description.

The stamps and dies are from Simon Says Stamps Sending Happy Thoughts set. Because I like to send cards to my sons, I felt this was the perfect set for me, and I love every bit of it. The stamp set is full of sentiments such as "Thinking of You," "Happy Mail" and "Sending Lots of Love, Prayers & Love and Happy Thoughts" that would obviously make any recipient thrilled to get some mail. This set is obviously very popular, as I had to wait several weeks to receive it from back order. I'm so happy it's here now!

For this card, I die cut the word "Sending" in foil paper (a gift from a dear friend) that had adhesive backing. That was a lifesaver, because that word comes out so delicately I would've never been able to glue it. The envelopes were all fussy cut and paper-pieced. I used new paper from Stephanie Barnard's Stamps of Life 6 x 6 patterned paper pad which has a lot of fun patterns. Finally, I stamped a few red hearts around the sentiment just for fun.

Thank you for stopping by today! I appreciate your comments and visits very much, and I hope to see you again real soon!


  1. Super cute card Sharon. I love all the little letters at the bottom of it.

  2. Hope you're okay now! Your card is so sweet!

  3. Such an adorable card. I love all the envelope elements, super cute. Hope you are all done with the crises in your life. It really deals us some unpleasantness sometimes, doesn't it. Good thoughts going out your way!!!

  4. What a sweet card and what better way to remind our kids how much we love them. I hope your life is back on a smooth running track now.

  5. I really love your card design, Sharon! How perfect for your sons! Goodness, I'm so sorry to hear about your string of bad luck. I do hope it's passed on now and it's only smooth sailing and sunny skies ahead!! Have a wonderful week! Hugs, Darnell

  6. You poor thing! What a crappy time you've had of late. Hope your car is fixed (and didn't cost too much) and your tooth is much better (I know this would have cost alot!) and your backside isn't too bruised. Your son's must love getting Mum mail, they probably think its a very 'retro' idea of contacting people these days. Gorgeous card, love the word in foil and all those pretty envelopes. Here's to happier days!!

  7. Absolutely fabulous card, Sharon!!!
    I love that die cut word, how cool, that it shines.
    I have this stamp set. I love your design, borrowed or not, it is really a fantastic way to let our children know we love them!!!


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