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Pastor Appreciation Month

You may not be aware, but October is Pastor Appreciation Month.


After talking to one of my friends at church we were discussing our Pastor and the great man he is.

This had me walking away thinking about all this man and his family has done for my little messy family.

Yes, messy!  I believe Pastors and their families see some really messy stuff.

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Creating Appreciation

If there was ever the opportunity to create a bit of appreciation it was NOW.

The only problem was articulating what I wanted to create for our Pastor and the supplies on hand.

Surely with the load of supplies I had in sight I could create the perfect card…

While the perfect greeting wasn’t in sight… I had an idea.

My idea was to articulate something with our church mission.



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The Brain Starts Clicking!

You gotta love when the brain starts clicking and the creativity starts overflowing.

Then the products and creativity work together.

First I grabbed the stamp set Places You’ll Go with the gorgeous globe and stand.

Next, the stamp set that wins for making this card possible-Labeler Alphabet!

Do you have a word or perfect greeting thats not already a stamp? Create your own with the Labeler Alphabet.

“Making Disciples of All Nations” was the greeting I wanted and the Labeler Alphabet was PERFECTION!


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Tips & Tricks

Below are a few tips & tricks when working with the Labeler Alphabet stamp set.

  • You can place the stamps on a block to create the words or stamp individually.
  • When stamping the words together you will notice more space between the letters because of how the images appear.
  • Heat emboss with embossing powder to give a realistic look of a label.  VersaMark Ink and White Embossing Powder achieved the look in the picture above.
  • The Globe and stand were stamped with VersaMark ink and embossed with Gold Embossing Powder.  You can create the colored globe by simply sponging Pool Party and Mint Macaron ink together over the embossed image.
  • Create a watercolor background using Pool Party and Mint Macaron ink with an Aqua Painter onto Watercolor Paper.


Regardless of what greeting you need, the Labeler Alphabet stamp set can help you achieve the results needed.


Make Others Feel Appreciated

We don’t have to have a special month to make others feel appreciated.  As stampers we have the opportunity to send a quick card and let others know our appreciation every single day.

Don’t forget the power of a hand stamped card. It’s a beautiful thing.

Today pull out a card that you have created and let someone know how much you appreciate them.


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Oh, The Places You Will Go for Pokemon

Oh, The Places You Will Go for Pokemon

Pokemon Go, have you heard about this latest craze?

When I noticed my Facebook feed lighting up with people chasing Pokemon, I had to do a little research.  It was pretty much all downhill from there.


Places You’ll Go

I’ve never been a Pokemon lover, but after playing with this silly app and watching my kids get outside and play I had a change of heart.  The real change of heart came yesterday while the Prince and I celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary at Panera Bread and he was catching Pokemon.


Now wait- I know this seems a bit crazy. The fact that we are having lunch and he’s shooting poke balls at invisible creatures.  I sat there holding my sides from the amount of laughing I was doing.  The craziest thing was the conversation started while OTHER people were doing the same thing next to us.  We were TALKING to strangers.


Game Changer!

Friends, this silly game that people are laughing at (myself included) is genius.

Russ and I are pretty social people and we will talk to anyone but on a normal day, sitting at a restaurant we would sit quietly, eat and leave.  Not this time. As he was playing his silly game and I was laughing, the people around us were doing the same thing. We started laughing together.  We started talking about the game.


This is where the game changer comes into play.  You see this game has special places (monuments) that you can collect poke balls and such (I don’t quite understand all of it) but these special places are churches.

We started to talk about this part of the game which led us to talking about the churches we attend which led to even more conversation. There was dialogue.  Folks, this doesn’t normally happen to us at a restaurant.

Social Game = Truly Social!

When Russ and I got back into our car (after catching many Pokemon of course) we sat and looked at each other giggling.  To sit in a restaurant where everyone minds their own business and no one speaks to each other and we just witnessed the opposite.  Not to mention as my kids were playing they had to walk OUTSIDE to catch these silly Pokemon things.  They had to MOVE.

Seriously, my kids (when home) sit on their devices and watch YouTube- all day if I let them. They were excited to walk around the block and farther to catch a Pokemon.  Wait… there is more.  There are other kids (and adults) outside doing the same thing.  Now they are being social. Actually talking to REAL LIVE people.


This is the craziest thing I’ve ever seen…


Be Happy

I’ve already seen some negative postings about this silly game but I have to tell you, I’m kinda giddy.  I have found joy in watching these people catch Pokemon and be happy.  With so much sadness around the world lately, people are happy catching a Pokemon!

Let me tell you about happy…. This morning my husband woke up and as he walked into the kitchen his first statement to me was, “I just caught a Pokemon before my first cup of coffee! Today is going to be a great day!”  Mind you, I about spit out my coffee over the silliness of this but the day did turn out to be amazing. The fact that my 45 yr old husband is catching Pokemon that early is hysterical.

Yes, we need to be careful.  No, you shouldn’t  drive and catch Pokemon.  But lets not forget that the silly game is bringing happiness.  Lets not forget it’s getting kids to MOVE.  Yes, they might still have their devices, but at least they are outdoors.  At least they are conversing and having fun with other people.  Just be happy folks.  Life is SHORT.


Be Crafty!

When I’m not searching for Pokemon I can be crafty.  What better set than the Places You’ll Go stamp set?

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This stamp set rocks my crafty world.

First, the greetings.  They are fantastic and the fonts make me want to dance, a lot.  They are perfection. Look at how the letters flow!  AHHHHHHHH!!!!

Second, the globe.  I love love love vintage globes and own a few to many.  I love this globe and how creative you can be with it.



Tips & Tricks


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I didn’t want to take away too much from the images because I love them so much.  I did add a few of my favorite things to the globe.

  • The inside of the globe was colored using 3 sponge daubers and the following inks: Sahara Sand, Island Indigo, and Pool Party.  I wanted the effect of land and water.  Easy enough with a little sponging.
  • I added a very small piece of a Delicate Doily and Linen Thread.  I also added a button from our Classy Designer Buttons.
  • The Enamel Shapes are perfect for adding a small embellishment with a great WOW factor.

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Oh, the Places You Will Go…. 

If you are hunting Pokemon or just needing a fun card to encourage your Pokemon lover friends… this stamp set would be perfect.  You can shop online for this set HERE.  Just a few supplies are needed and you will be on your way to creating happiness.


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You can find all of the supplies for this card in the clickable links below.  



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Goodbye Open Sea

Goodbye Open Sea

Open Sea has been a well loved stamp set for a long time.  It’s always been my go-to stamp set for a great man card.

Over the years we’ve brought in other great masculine stamp sets, but because my love for the ocean and sea, this set was always top of the list.

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Creating Masculine Cards

If you are in need of a great stamp set for creating masculine cards, The Open Sea has great options.

The first thing I loved about this set was the script image.  This gave me more options to use this image for other types of cards and it was a great image for adding texture.


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Create It!

  1. Adhere a piece of Whisper White cardstock 4 x 5-1/4 to the Whisper White Thick cardstock base 4-1/4 x 11 using dimensionals.
  2. Adhere a piece of Early Espresso cardstock 3-5/8 x 4-5/8 to the Whisper White cardstock.
  3. Adhere a piece of Vellum Cardstock 3-1/2 x 4-1/2 to a piece of Typeset DSP 3-1/2 x 4-1/2 using Snail Adhesive. Adhere this to the Early Espresso cardstock using dimensionals.  Adhere onto Whisper White cardfront.
  4. Stamp script image using Early Espresso ink onto Sahara Sand cardstock 2-1/2 x 3-1/2. Adhere over Vellum using Snail adhesive.
  5. Stamp Globe using Whisper White Craft ink onto Sahara Sand cardstock scrap.  Emboss using White Embossing Powder and heat with Heat Tool.  Punch image out using 2″ Circle Punch.
  6. Die cut a piece of Vellum and Typeset Designer Series Paper using the Lots of Labels Die cuts. Note the Typeset Label Die Cut is smaller than the Vellum.  Emboss the Happy Birthday image from the Rose Wonder stamp set using Early Espresso ink and Clear Embossing Powder.  Adhere onto cardfront.
  7. Wrap twine (separate a piece of twine from Jute Ribbon) behind Globe image and secure with a glue dot.  Adhere Globe image to cardfront using dimensionals.
  8. Adhere Neutral Candy Dots to the cardfront.
  9. Enjoy!

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Retiring Products

This card is filled with many of my favorite products that are on the retiring list.  If you fall in love with it, make sure you get the items quickly.  Here are a few:

  • Neutral Candy Dots
  • Jute Ribbon
  • The Open Sea stamp set
  • Typeset Designer Series Paper

The one product I will miss the VERY most from this card is the Typeset Designer Series Paper.  This paper has been a staple in my stamp room like flour and sugar are in your kitchen.  It was a must have.  I’m not sure how if I can part with hit.

You can see all the products used in the clickable links below. 

Masculine cards are not easy for me to create.  My biggest hiccup is keeping anything foo foo off of it.  I was quite surprised when I managed to pull it off with this stamp set.  I love the neutral color combination too.  What do you think?

I hope this inspires you to use this set if you own it.  It’s definitely one that will be missed in my stamp room.

Price: $110.00

Supply List

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I’m in the process of purging my stamp room.  Oh my WORD.  It’s a disaster.  So much to get rid of.  Hopefully this will be painless process.  I totally need it.