Are you thankful today?  I know… it’s Monday.  It’s so hard to be thankful on a Monday.  Trust me… this weekend went by way, way too fast.  I need at least another two mornings of sleeping in and doing nothing to make up for this weekend.

But, let’s be thankful that you woke up this morning.  Let’s be thankful that coffee is now running through our veins. (Yes, I’m already on my second cup!) Let’s be thankful that it is raining.  Okay maybe that one is a stretch.  It’s been raining for weeks now.  I am pretty sure that Noah may need to come back and build an ark.  But, instead, let’s be thankful that God made rainbows to remind us he will never flood the earth again.

And, let’s be thankful for Stampin’ Up!  What a company!

No, the company hasn’t done anything newsworthy today.  It’s really just a great company to be connected to.  Not only do they offer us the opportunity to purchase an abundance of stamps, inks, papers, dies, etc…  But they are a company with a heart!  Run by people with big hearts.

Stampin’ Up encourages you to do what you love, share it with others and help them be create.   You never know what someone is going through… sometimes a day of crafting and fellowship is just what they need.  Below is the Stampin’ Up “Statement of the Heart.”

How do you live this out?


I hope every day, that I can make a difference in someone’s life through a card or a post or a smile…

Today, I am thankful for the opportunity to make cards that people like even if they aren’t perfect.

As you will see, the foliage on the card below is not perfectly lined up and nestled together.  It can be done with a little care and attention to detail, but I didn’t want it to be.  I wanted to demonstrate that not everything has to be lined up every time and it will still be great!



Until next time,  keep it simple, Stampers!

🙂  Joanne

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