Today I have a card making double feature that you’ll find helpful. It’s a throwback video that’s worth visiting! The First Frost stamp set and matching Frosted Bouquet dies aren’t just for Christmas. You know that I LOVE to find ways to take my holiday stamps and stretch them to create greeting cards “all year long”. Today I want to share these beautiful handmade cards – same design but two different themes.

I am on the mend from a horrible sinus infection (thank you for all the well wishes!). The cough is still hanging on (ugh) but at least I can breath now. I thought today would be a great day for a throwback!


Card Making Double Feature Video:

It’s that time of year when many of us need to start making Christmas cards but we have need for all occasion cards too. You’ll love seeing how versatile your card making can be with this stamp set (hint: it’s not just for Christmas!)


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The ‘any occasion’ card is just gorgeous. Soft colors, great texture, and a touch of braided linen thread.

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Are you already thinking about who you could send this card to? I know, me too!

  • Soft Sea Foam – 8 ½” x 5 ½”, scored at 4 ¼” and 2″ x 5 ½”
  • Whisper White – (2) 2″ x 5 ½”
  • Braided Linen Thread – small bow



Here are the supplies needed to create the WISHING YOU ALL THE BEST card. To add any of the items needed to create the card, just click a pic! Product List

And here is the First Frost Christmas version of my card. I changed up the colors but the design remained the same. I have no need to put this stamp set away when the holidays are over. Those beautiful flowers and leaves are gorgeous on this card too!


Shaded Spruce and Cherry Cobbler – isn’t it gorgeous?

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  • Shaded Spruce – 8 ½” x 5 ½”, scored at 4 ¼” and 2″ x 5 ½”
  • Very Vanilla – (2) 2″ x 5 ½”
  • Braided Linen Thread – small bow



Lots of card making double feature fun right??!

Here are the supplies needed to create the SEASONS OF WARMTH & GOOD CHEER card. To add any of the items needed to create the card, just click a pic!

QUOTE OF THE DAY – “Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” — Albert Camus

A quick update on the fam – Christina is doing well teaching her first year. It’s been stressful and yep, even some tears (and fears of failure). I know a lot of you are teachers and probably 100% understand what she’s going through. She is in the final week of rehearsal for her student’s production of “The Giver” for One Act competition. This is the drama departments BIG competition and pretty much their only competition. They perform next Saturday so the heat is on. I know the show will be great but she is still nervous… for her students. They have worked SO hard.

Ginny’s doing amazing at the University of Oklahoma. She is learning the delicate balance between work, studying, and just a little free time for herself. She’s learning when to work ahead and it’s paying off. Her toughest class has to be piano. She never played and yep, it’s a requirement when you are a Music Education major. She has to practice A LOT. She is also learning how to live with a roommate. How many of you remember THOSE days? lol I’ve told her, “This is all part of college and learning… learning to live with people you might not click with.”

Rich and I are enjoying being empty nesters – probably because the kids are never too far away. We are absolutely LOVING the cooler temperatures! How about you? If all went well, we went camping this weekend. Wahoo! I love the Fall!!! I hope that you are able to get out and enjoy the weather this weekend. See you all on Tuesday with a new video…. I promise! I think the cough should be gone by this weekend.