It’s All About Schedules!

It’s All About Schedules!


Well! Over here at the Van Deep in Troubles we are stuck in “back to school mode!”  I’m always excited about this time of year but a little sad to see the kids go back to WHAKO schedules.  



I spent most of my day today at the Middle school on Thursday getting school schedules taken care of and then running to pick up last minute supplies.  Wait, I won’t lie… I was picking up ALL of their supplies.  


It’s typical Van Diepen fashion that we waited until the last minute to get the supplies and as Brandon said, “Well Mom, let’s go see what’s left!”  This only adds to my stress.  It reminds me of my procrastination at Christmas time.  Each year I say I’m going to start early so I don’t feel that stress.  I do the same with school supplies but it never happens.  


The good news is that we have all that we need and the kids are not organizing their supplies.  


Why is this time of year so NUTS? It’s just like the end of the school year.  Jeesh! 


In the meantime I’ve worked late nights creating and have some darling things to share over the next week.  I’ve still not finished sharing all of my Display Projects either. YIKES.  




Lots of Thanks stamp set, Feathers, Stampin' Up!



One of the new products in the Holiday Mini that sent me to the moon and back were these beautiful feather images from the stamp set Four Feathers.  The BEST part, matching FRAMELITS.  


Go ahead… I know you just let out a ginormous SQUEAL.  Oh my WORD.  How lovely.  

Lots of Thanks stamp set, Feathers, Stampin' Up!


I had a virtual stamp night with my bestie this past week and we had to use this set.  I love the colors and I love these feathers.  It’s a simple card, really!  See the products used in the post below. 



Tips for Creating

I placed a piece of Whisper White cardstock on the base of the card.  I then textured embossed a piece of Vellum using the Lovely Lace Texture Embossing Folder.  I loved the soft look of this.  

You will want to place your Thank You greeting over a little more to the left than I did.  <sigh>  


Remember, the products from the Holiday Mini will be available on August 28th.  That’s just around the corner.  


If you do NOT have a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator and need a Holiday Mini Catalog, please email me  and I will get one in the mail to you.


Lots of Thanks stamp set, Feathers, Stampin' Up!



Have a BEAUTIFUL day and create!  XOXOXO 

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  1. You are probably the only demo/creative person that I am aware of that would add feathers to the EF and the doiley! But only you can do it the right way….really lovely!!!

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