A Million and One Thanks

Last week my husband and I were on vacation.  While we were gone, the daughter of my good friend, Caroline, stayed at our house to take care of our dog Payton and our cat Gus.  Payton was very happy to see us when we came home but when he went to bed, he went back to the guest room he and Caroline had shared.  I think he missed her.  Caroline is the sweetest kindest girl you’ll ever know.  She is a senior in high school and will be going off to college this fall,  Her parents will not be the only ones who miss her when she leaves.  Kind of like Payton.

Anyway, while we were away, Columbus Ohio was hit with a huge winter snow storm with 7 inches of snow topped by 2 inches of ice.  We had told Caroline that if there was snow, she didn’t need to worry about the driveway, just park at the top (it slopes downhill to the house) and we’d take care of it when we returned.  Well, she obviously didn’t listen because we came home to a completely clear driveway.  Now, our driveway isn’t massive, but it is 2 car widths wide and 50 feet long and that snow was HEAVY.  Add to that the ice and it was a job and a half.  This is the thank-you card I made for her.


About my card
1.  This card was inspired by the Pals Paper Arts color challenge of Gumball Green, Pumpkin Pie and Whisper white.

2.  Turning things around.  I started out with the embossed and sanded gumball green coordination paper.  I used the Holiday Frame embossing folder which is oval in shape and was originally going to just have the whisper white with the sentiment centered in the middle.  Then I thought it needed something behind it so I cut another oval out of pumpkin pie and I was going to center everything on the embossed image.  But honestly, it was kind of boring, so I turned the whisper white sentiment and it instantly added interest.

3.  I still needed something else and had originally thought of adding ribbon somewhere but the trip to my ribbon drawer did nothing for me. Hmm.  But flowers would.  I pulled out my new petite petals punch along with the scalloped circle from the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch pack to make some dimensional flowers, topped off with a candy dot.  Done.

Thanks for stopping by today.  If you would like to order any of the items used in my project today, you can click on any of the images below to be taken directly to my Stampin’ Up! on line store.


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About Lynn

Thanks for visiting my Site. My name is Lynn Kolcun and I'm a Stampin Up Demonstrator. I love being creative with paper and ink, learning new techniques and sharing my craft with you.


  1. I love the whisper white on it aside. Beautiful card Lynn.

  2. This is a great card. Love the layers on the embossed base. Sometimes I find my cards boring too, but don’t know what to do, after you are so close to finishing it. Turning that white oval is a great idea. I’ll have to try it. Thanks a bunch. 🙂

  3. Beautiful, Lynn! There’s nothing quite like the appealing Core’dinations cardstock. This card is lovely. Thanks for playing along with the PPA challenge – and congrats on this week’s selection with The Paper Players. Woo hoo!

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