One of the simple (awesome) pleasures of the new layout in my stampin’ studio is (thank you Andrea) to have ready to go cards on one side of my desk and my address book and envelopes on the other.  In the center drawer is a Stampin’ Scrub and stamps.  Now, when I want to send a spur of the moment card, everything I need is right at hand.

While cleaning this room and going through every piece of paper I came upon this photo copy of my siblings, two of my paternal cousins and our grandmother.  It was taken many many years ago.  The guy on the left, my cousin Jeff, has lived in Switzerland for over 30 years so that’s a starter clue.  I’m sending one photo to Jeff and another to his sister Barb, on his left, who lives in Phoenix.  Can you pick me out?

The Berkheiser Generation I cousins minus one
The Berkheiser Generation I cousins minus one

Now for the card.  This is one of many many many cards that were in my stash.  All over this room.  A boxful here, a boxful there.  Oh my.  Can you name this Designer Series Paper?  How many years ago?

Greeting card made at least 5 years ago

I wanted to put a greeting on the card front but it needed to be strong so I went to the Big Shot corner of the room (oh yes!), pulled out one of my thinlit binders and pulled out the hello from the Hello You Thinlits DiesGuess what was in the sleeve?  An Island Indigo already-cut out hello.  What could be better?

"hello" from the Hello You Thinlits Dies, 137363
I dotted the back of the ‘hello’ using Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  As much as I love the Tombow glue, just wait until you see the new Fine-Tip Glue Pen in the Holiday Catalog!

(By the way, have you requested your Home for the Holidays Holiday Catalog yet?   If you don’t have a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator to call your own, please consider ME.  The internet makes me as close as next door!  Just send me an email requesting a Holiday Catalog and I’ll get it off to you a.s.a.p.  All I ask in return is that you make a purchase through ME from the catalog.)

'Hello' die cut greeting added to the card front

Once the room is complete I’ll share the different areas.  I’m re-purposing all ‘furniture’ that has been in my stamp room for years and this redirection and relocation is going to keep me neater and make the work flow smarter.  I hope!

Have you ‘updated’ an older card recently?  This one was very simple and quick.  Don’t be afraid to send older cards made with retired product.  If you’ve hung on to it this long, it’s probably got some redeeming and cute factors.  Use it!  Make someone smile with your thoughtfulness!

Another thing I found while cleaning this stampin’ studio was stamps.  Postage stamps.  Lots of them!  Would you believe some $.34 Christmas stamps!?  My goal is to use them up by sending at least one card every day for as long as I remember (ha ha) to do so!  Our postmistress and her assistant are really commenting on and enjoying the non-naked (i.e. hand-stamped) envelopes.

I hope you have a great day.  Thanks for spending a few minutes of it with me.

2 thoughts on “SIMPLE PLEASURE with a SIMPLE HELLO”

  1. I just found some $.42 stamps.. But still have some missing stamps! And some stamps that need to find their home… 😝

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