Holiday Thank You…

After the holidays my kids growing up were always encouraged (coached/demanded) to write thank you notes for gifts they had received.  I used to tell them they couldn’t spend it or play with it until the thank you’s were done.  Encouragement…It’s an important lesson to learn growing up…

So today I’d like to show a card that could be used for that very purpose and several other occasions…



Now this one is definitely a girlie note, but I will have others this week for the boys in the group.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  3 1/2″ x 5″ Whisper White notecard, Blushing Bride cardstock
  • Ink:  Crumb Cake, Early Expresso and Blushing Bride
  • Stamps:  Awesomely Artistic, Paper Pumpkin “hello”
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  The oval embossed frame is retired SU!, large oval punch


  • The Whisper White notecard is 3 1/2″ x 5″
  • The Blushing Bride layer is 3 1/4″ x 4 3/4″ attached to card front with adhesive
  • The top Whisper White layer is 3″ x 4 1/2″ stamped in collage style then embossed with frame.  Attach to card front with adhesive.  The sentiment layer is punched with the large oval punch and stamped in collage style.  Add sentiment in Early Expresso and attach to embossed frame area with dimensionals.

Recently at the Hope Note evening we made this card and I loved it.  This card would work perfectly for a get well, note of hello or even a birthday so it stays at the top of my favorite styled cards.

Did you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends?  I sure hope so.  I caught a snapshot of “the biggles” with “the littles”…


This almost never happens…last year I didn’t get one and regretted it.  From left is Kendall, Jameson, Lyla and Gavin.  We had a great Thanksgiving together.  We spent time doing this…


and this…


and of course, eating!

Thanks so much for stopping by today.

Here is your “B-ism” for today…


One of my sweet grandmothers used to say, “If you hang out your troubles and I hang out mine…you’d take in yours and I’d take in mine.”  Worry is a useless exercise…

Come get inky with me…Be HaPpY!



  1. Beautiful card, Billie. I really like the versatility of the design. We gave the same encouragement to our son growing up in writing his thank you notes. lol We also had nice family time with too much to eat. Today’s “b-ism” is a new quote for me. You always make me smile or give me something to ponder.

    • Your Thanksgiving sounds a lot like mine…waaaayy too much food. But sweet memories were made and that’s what is most important…B

  2. I love the card and really love your grandmother’s saying! It’s so true. Happy Thanksgiving, my friend!!! HUGS!