Saturday, December 19, 2015

Thinking Of YOU

It's always a good day when you receive unexpected "Happy Mail".  Well, yesterday I received TWO such packages.  One was a box from my dear friend in Ohio, Sharon, who sent me two jars of her wonderful homemade salsa.  My husband immediately ran out to buy some tortilla chips, and we devoured the first jar in one sitting (with the help of our teenage son, of course).  The other parcel was an unexpected package from Simon Says Stamp.  They are announcing a new stamp line this week, and I was fortnate enough to have been sent their lovey new "Big U" Stamp Set which I used to create these two cards.
I used Crate Paper Craft Market patterned papers, stickers, 3-D embellishmens and ephemera, some machine stitching, vintage scotch tape, and Tim Holtz Black Soot Distress Ink to stamp my seniment and ink the edges of my card.
This second card also uses lots of gorgeous Crate Paper Craft Market patterned papers, stickers and 3-D embellishments, machine stitching, vintage scotch tape, and of course more of the lovely stamped images from the "Big U" Stamp Set that Simon Says Stamp send me.  As I said, it's part of a new release that you won't want to miss.  Don't forget to visit their blog to see all the wonderful new stamp sets, dies, and loads of great inspiration.  You won't be disappointed.

I am SO grateful to Simon Says Stamp for their generosity in sending me this stamp set.  I want everyone to know how incredibly generous this wonderful company is, and how much they care for their customers.  They have loads of inspiration on the blog every day, plenty of blog candy and give-aways, and two different challenges each week where you can enter to win a $50 gift certificate to their AMAZING store.  I hope you will stop by Simon Says Stamp Blog to see what all the other designers have created using these new stamps.  They're absolutely adorable!

Thanks so much for stopping by to say hello.  Have a blessed week, everyone.



  1. Two beautiful cards which I adore. tfs

  2. Charmante comme toujours Karen, elles sont très belles, Biz

  3. These cards are SO cute. How nice of Simon Says Stamp to send you those new stamps. They're super cute. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Oh Karen you have really made these stamps sing on these two beautiful cards.

  5. Both cards are simply beautiful! Lucky you getting those surprise packages! Have a Wonderful Holiday! :)

    Theresa’s Crafty Creations

  6. They are both beautiful.....i just love your work, it makes me smile!

  7. Hi Karen...Thanks for the wonderful post on my card and you are right! We are so blessed with Simon Says Stamp as I received a couple of wafer dies from them last November and this month aside from the one they sent us for StampTEMBER. I was not expecting it but nevertheless, so grateful for their products. The stamp you received is such a wonderful set too. Anyway, they even sent me a Christmas postcard...How sweet! I am delighted we have them as sponsors this coming 2016. God bless and A BLESSED AND MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU AND YOUR FAM!

    Much love in Christ,
    JO ANN