Make It Monday – Thinking of You Friend Card

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Of all the bundles in the Occasions catalog, this one tops the list.  Hot air balloons just make me happy.  They must be making a lot of people happy because this set is one of our best sellers from the Occasions catalog.

I love the Serene Scenery Designer Paper Stack and this beautiful sky made this card look amazing!

A few layers behind the balloon and WOW is it cool!

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Now it’s YOUR turn to create!  Want to work off your mobile device?  Just take it to your stamp space and work from here.

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Would you rather save the document to your computer?

Download the free THINKING OF YOU FRIEND tutorial HERE

Can I make a recommendation?  Create a file in your “Documents” on your computer and call it MAKE IT MONDAY so you can always find the downloads whenever you need them.  Or, you can always search the Categories (left side bar) and click on Make It Monday.  You will see all of them in one place.

Here’s what you’ll need to create the THINKING OF YOU FRIEND.  Use what you have, order what you need.  Just click a pic!  

*Also available in Wood Mount
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What a FUN weekend Mr. Awesome and I had!  One of the things I asked for Christmas this year was a monthly date down Route 66.  I wanted to explore some of the hidden gems in Oklahoma.  There are some cool places here but sometimes you have to get off the beaten path and see what’s out there.

Saturday, we jumped in the truck and headed to Stroud, Oklahoma.

Our first stop was a local winery called Stable Ridge for a wine tasting.  What makes Stable Ridge so unique is that all their wines are made with Oklahoma grown grapes.  Who knew you could even GROW grapes in Oklahoma?

The wine was AMAZING and before we knew it, we were bringing home a full case.  Oops.

We drove through several small towns and there is just something that I love about driving through the downtown area of a small town.  There’s always a little diner, a furniture store, and an antique store.  Every single town had it.  Then it was onto the Rock Cafe for a late lunch.  The Rock Cafe has been on Route 66 since  the Dust Bowl era and the Great Depression.  Originator Roy Rieves bought the land for $100 and $5 for the sandstone to build it.  Crazy, isn’t it?

The Rock Cafe was featured on Food Network’s  “Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives” and the owner is considered to be the originator of the Fried Pickle.  I can’t even begin to tell you how AMAZING these were!  We swore we wouldn’t eat them all….. but we did.

Fun Fact – when the team from Pixar was driving down Route 66 doing research for the movie “Cars” they stopped in the Rock Cafe.  John Lassester must have thought quite highly of the owner, Dawn, because he created the character “Sally the Porsche” after her.  

Well guys, that’s it for me today.  I hope that you guys have a fabulous Monday!  See you tomorrow for a 2-Minute Tuesday Tip video. 

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6 Responses to “Make It Monday – Thinking of You Friend Card”

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  1. Beki Rich says:

    Loved your Route 66 story!

  2. HJ says:

    I loved this bundle the moment I saw it. Cute card today. Glad you had a wonderful weekend at fun places.

  3. Kimberly says:

    Love this set…have a hot air event here every August…awesome that the Lift me Up Bundle framelits also works with Carousel Birthday…. great you had a fun trip on Route 66.

  4. Sue Hy says:

    Your trip on route 66 sounds really cool!

  5. Mary Alice Bellis says:

    Route 66 has always fascinated me, since we drove part of it on our honeymoon trip in 1974 When you mentioned it, it reminded me of something I just shared on my FB page.
    http://www.godvine.com/This-Rumble-Strip-On-Rout-66-Plays-America-The-Beautiful–10057.html
    You’ll have to drive a bit further, but it would be worth the trip!

    • Connie says:

      Okay, that was SO cool! I had NO idea that existed! Yeah, New Mexico is a bit out of our way but if we are ever driving through, I have to try this!

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