cQc #119 - thinking of you card

I love the new framelets in the mini occassions catalog.  I seem to be using those on all my cards lately.  I also used the paper doily die for the first time on this card.  This might be my favorite mini to date!!

I created this card for a co-worker whose mother has ovarian cancer.  The cancer has spread so it does not sound good.  I wanted to send her a card to let her know I was thinking about her and her family.

Heart Framelit Card

My mom's birthday is in a couple days and I wanted to get a card in the mail for her since I won't be able to help her celebrate this year.  I have been wanting to use my new Heart Framelits from the Occasions Mini Catalog and I just LOVE these.  They make quick and beautiful cards and designs.  I'm excited that Stampin Up will be producing more framelits in the future as these have to be one of my favorite tool.  I also submitted this card to The Paper Players card design challenge...the theme is love and well I sure hope my mom feels the love when she gets this!!

I used the new DSP that will be available starting January 24 in the Saleabration catalog.  Spend $50 and get a free product.  This year you can choose from so many great products including things that are in the main catalog.  This new DSP is Everyday Enchantment and also has a corresponding ribbon/brad pack.

The middle heart was embossed using the new Textured Impressions Embossing Folders in the new occasions mini.  You get three different folders in one item!  If you'd like to see the new Occasions Mini catalog....click here!!

MOJO222 Challenge

My aunt sent me the most thoughtful gift for Christmas.  She made all the female cousins a very special charm necklace using charms from my Grandma's bracelet.  My grandma passed away this year and it has been hard on the whole family.  The necklace was such a surprise and such a wonderful gesture.  I wanted to make her a nice thank you card so I used this week's Mojo Monday Challenge.  I love the new in colors from Stampin Up.  I think the Pool Party and Calypso Coral make a pretty combo with a retro feel.

Inside of the card

I got this great idea from Mary Fish's blog about "re-gifting" cards.  I know that I put a lot of thought and love into the cards that I make so to think they just get thrown away makes me sad.  So I thought this idea of adding an insert in the card with your message so the card can be re-gifted was brilliant.  So I added a coordinating insert for my message and also put a little blurb about how the card can be reused since I wrote nothing directly in the inside.  I guess this could be considered a little take on the pay it forward mentality...send the card along to someone else.  :)

Birthday card for a friend

I am enjoying my day off stamping!  I have to say sleeping in on a Monday is just too devine!  I cased the below card from Mary Fish and really love how it turned out.  I used my NEW 1 1/4 square punch that I got off the clearance rack from Stampin Up.  I was able to get a lot of the punches I've been wanting from the clearance rack for super cheap....do you want some more punches??  Well check out the clearance rack on my website and shop away!