Mother’s Day cards – all week!

Posted by Michelle on May 8th, 2017

I’m slowly getting back in to cardmaking.
We built a new house last summer and I now have my own craft room – which is super exciting!
However, I still haven’t put it together – which is super lame.
Part of it is/was laziness, but the other part of it is that we had an ice dam over the winter which created a water leak in the ceiling of my craft room and caused the ceiling to come open. So the room was out of commission for about 3 months.
But now it’s all taken care of, and I have decor and inspiration items to put up and just haven’t.  I do have my craft table and desk set up so that’s a start.  My supplies aren’t easy to get to or organized, and I haven’t bought new crafting supplies in probably over a year.  But I’ve missed my cards.  So I took some time over the last 10 days or so to work on Mother’s Day.

First up today is a cheat though – LOL
I wanted to send Mother’s Day cards to a lot of mamas that I know.  But I knew that handmaking 20+ cards just wasn’t happenin’.  So I designed some cardfronts and massed produced some of the cards that I needed.  I created these in the Rhonna Designs app, printed them out at Walgreens as 4×4, adhered them to a 4.25 x 4.25 card that I cut, and that was it! 
* don’t worry, there will be some truly handmade cards coming up this week 😉

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Mother’s Day Happy Mail.

Posted by Michelle on April 13th, 2017

Today I’m sharing some Mother’s Day happy mail that I made to send to a a few of our aunts across the miles.
I started with these gold metallic polka dot Bigger Bitty Bags from Whisker Graphics because only gold would be suitable for mamas on Mother’s Day!

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I filled my bags with some fun little things that mamas often have in their purses: kleenex, lip balm, mints … and a couple pieces of candy.

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Punching fun shapes in coordinating paper for your own confetti is a neat touch!

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I embellished my bags with patterned paper, large white gift tags from Whisker Graphics and finished them off with gold metallic Divine Twine.

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Easter Happy Mail.

Posted by Michelle on March 14th, 2017

Easter is on Sunday, April 16 – are you getting ready?
I’m looking forward to not only the beautiful spring weather, but also all the fun that comes with Easter like special meals, treats, and traditions.

As with most holidays that we celebrate, I like to do something special for family and friends near and far. I especially like to do something for our aged aunts that live alone and in other states. So I send them holiday happy mail as often as I can.
For this year’s Easter happy mail, I worked with these fun yellow bags from Whisker Graphics, paired them with some peach tags, and punched some little bunnies out of coordinating cardstock.

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It doesn’t cost a fortune to send smiles across the miles. 
I often buy packages of colored candies and pick out the colors that I need for this holiday and save the rest for the next one.

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I packaged all my goodies up in their fun little sacks.

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And topped them with paper grass and my bunny confetti.

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And then I stamped a doily, added some carnival tickets and a strip of washi, and these are ready to go in the mail!

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♥ Valentine Happy Mail ♥

Posted by Michelle on February 18th, 2017

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I’m back today with a little Valentine’s redeux. It’s still the month of love, so we’re good, right?
Happy Mail is my jam and this year’s Valentine Happy Mail was sent in these gorgeous Casablanca red and pink Bitty Bags from Whisker Graphics.

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I stamped a little Valentine sentiment on these large colored tags and then finished them off with a little heart sticker.

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I had a couple of bigger Valentine packages to send, so I pulled out my favorite gold metallic Bigger Bitty Bags for those.

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I hope your month of LOVE has been super fabulous and that you’re feeling refreshed and happy as we head in to the spring!


New Year Happy Mail.

Posted by Michelle on January 24th, 2017


I’ve always been big on happy mail, but between a car accident, major surgery, and building a new house, I sort of slacked off last year.  So this year one of the things on my list is to send more happy mail.  I have a list on my phone of the holidays I want to send something for:  New Year’s, Valentine, Mother’s Day, Spring/Easter, Halloween, Fall/Thanksgiving, and Christmas.

First up is New Year’s.
I stocked up on Christmas clearance from Target at 90%-off and thought I could use the gold and silver items to embellish my Gold Metallic Horizontal Bigger Bitty bags for some new year pizzazz.

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I got some fun tissue and included a family picture from Christmas, a card, and some chocolate gold coins.

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I embellished the outside of my bag with a lace doily, a large colored tag, gold and silver initial ornaments, and gold & silver Divine Twine that I stitched down.

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Starting 2017 spreading good cheer – check!