Monday, March 19, 2018

Mail it Monday: Chemo Angels

Today on Mail It Monday, I have a guest who is sharing an amazing organization. Tracey Sweeney shared Chemo Angels with me a few months ago and I knew that she needed to share it with everyone! This is a truly wonderful organization that sends encouragement to those dealing with chemotherapy treatments for their cancer. Tracey's heart for spreading love and encouragement shines through in what she shares below. My heart is so touched and I know that many of you will wish to be a part of this!

card by Tracey Sweeney
a beautiful example of what she creates for Chemo Angels

From Tracey Sweeney:
"Five years ago, while blog surfing, I stumbled upon Chemo Angels, a program that offers support to those who find themselves in the most challenging situation of their lives – battling a cancer diagnosis and undergoing chemo treatment. Having known WAY too many people (as I’m sure we all have) who have battled cancer, I knew immediately that this was a program I wanted to be a part of. 

Without hesitation, I signed up as a volunteer ‘angel’ and anxiously awaited my first assignment.
‘Angels’ support their ‘buddy’ throughout their battle with weekly cards (store bought or handmade), uplifting messages, and lots of positive energy so that they are not alone in their fight. 'Buddies' are required to check in monthly with admin, but they are not required in any way to respond to their angels – so if you’re looking for a pen pal, then this is not the program for you. If you are, however, looking to brighten someone’s week, provide encouragement, kindness, and love to a complete stranger – then sign yourself up, you are meant to be an angel!

Personally, this has been the most rewarding program I have ever been a part of. I am a big believer in spreading kindness, paying it forward, and simply doing something nice for someone without expecting anything in return.

Over the years I have been extremely lucky that some of my 'buddies' (or their family members) have made contact with me, so I know firsthand that this program TRULY does make a difference…all for the cost of some stationary, a postage stamp, and a few encouraging words.

If you would like to learn more about the Chemo Angels program, please head over to their website at and check them out!

(While you’re there, make sure you check out the Senior Angels section of the website as well – it’s the AMAZING sister program to Chemo Angels!).

I can’t think of a better reason to send something on Mail It Monday – can you?


Yes, Chemo Angels is a way to make someone's day with mail. And an incredible way to make a difference in the world with a card! I have goosebumps reading this, my heart is so touched. Please consider adding your talents to this amazing group!

Sincerely Yours,

Monday, March 12, 2018

Mail It Monday

"Happiness is receiving unexpected mail."

Photo by JKutz Photography ,
a dear friend of mine who has the most amazing family and takes the most amazing photographs!

So my personal card-mailing as been on a hiatus due to well, life. I had to tell myself, its ok to not constantly be mailing cards. Its ok for you too. Even if you have not mailed a card in months, no time like the present to throw stamps on a few cards and mail them today! 

Miss O here is all about mailing anything. She is also ALL about getting happy mail too! Don't forget to involve your littles, your own, or any littles in your life. Pass the joy of giving and receiving on to them. Plus, when they are excited, its contagious! And we all need more of that energy in our lives!

Happy mailing, my friends. <3 p="">

Sincerely Yours,

Thursday, March 8, 2018

layered stamps

Layering stamps are all the rage these days and We R Memory Keepers has some very cool designs and a VERY clever way to line up the images! For my assignment, I had fun playing with this layered rose image. Unusual color choices for me, but it was fun to use colors inspired by my patterned papers. Visit the We R Memory Keepers blog for more details.

Sincerely Yours,
P.S. Sorry it has been quiet around here again. I traveled to Cincinnati for Papertrey's Anniversary release party three weeks ago. Two weeks ago my husband and I took a trip for his work. We subsequently got ill on our amazing trip and spent the time sleeping with fevers and coughs. Then last week my son had his championship swim meet for the short course season and we were on the road for four more days. Its been a long month my friends. We are almost healthy again. But you can imagine the disaster of everything in the house and in our schedule. Things will get back to normal soon! Here is to an awesome spring break for everyone!! :D

Monday, February 19, 2018

Mail It Monday

Happy Monday! Its sure a lot easier to have a great Monday when you remember to mail cards to the special people in your life. Or maybe even new friends? Or possibly even a stranger when you participate in a card drive. 
Mail on my friends and send a smile!

Sincerely Yours,
P.S. These next few weeks are crazy for me personally, so I will continue to post the Monday reminder and encourage you to mail those cards. But when I return, there will be tons of inspiration, and one inspiring guest!

Saturday, February 17, 2018


Thank you for all the lovely comments on the Spellbinders February 2018 Blog Hop Post! Those Corner Floral Etched dies truly are stunning! 

For those still looking for that "hidden heart" I was talking about in the post, you can see it at the end of the purple arrow I drew on the photo. It happened purely on its own when I was creating the alcohol ink background. Truly fitting for a Valentine's Day card!

And now for the winner...Please contact Spellbinders at by the 18th of February with the subject line Spellbinders February 2018 Blog Hop Winner from Kimberly’s Blog.

D.Ann C said...
I love the option of cutting in or completely out with these beautiful dies! Your cards are lovely! Yes, in addition to some of the leaves looking like hearts, there is that tiny little one, you snuck in there too. <3 p="">
February 13, 2018 at 3:03 PM

 Sincerely Yours,

Friday, February 16, 2018

Spellbinders February Small Die Kit of the Month

Spellbinders has several different kit options to choose from each month. Its a great way to build up your die collection, not to mention convenient! There are many different options and price points, so if you haven't before, visit their website and learn more; Spellbinders Kit of the Month
I am excited to play with February 2018's small kit of the month! You can see it above. The kit contains 4 absolutely lovely border dies. They are about 5.5" in length and have intricate details. It felt like I was looking at several patterns of lace. So pretty!

My eye immediately was drawn to the die on the top. It looked like eyelet lace to me. That made me think spring, so I grabbed some stamps and created a springy card full of layers.

Four of the borders were cut from white cardstock. Each of the borders was adhered to a panel of white cardstock with glue. I trimmed the ends down to fit my card front. After adhering the gingham patterned paper to my stamped cardstock base, the lace panel was applied. Twine tied around the card was the finishing touch. 

Tip: when you have borders (where two different objects meet) on your projects, break up that border.

 I did that two different ways on this card. First way was separating the stamped panel from the die cut panel with the gingham patterned paper. The second way was the twine tied between the gingham patterned paper and the die cut panel. Bonus, as the twine added some softness for a different texture.

This is truly a lovely look! Its a fun kit with beautiful design elements!

Sincerely Yours,

Thursday, February 15, 2018

inside out card

An inside out card? What?! Well, what I mean is, I put the envelope ON the card, instead of the card inside the envelope! I am obsessed with the Mini Envelope Punch Board from We R Memory Keepers, and I thought for my project this week, it would be fun to use the envelope on a card!

One of the envelope sizes you can make with the Mini Envelope Punch Board is perfect for holding not only 3x4 journaling cards, but also gift cards! Seeing as my son turned 12 the other day, the timing could not have been more perfect for this card and the ability to give a gift card!

Visit the We R Memory Keepers Blog and check out how to create this fun inside out card!

Sincerely Yours,

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