Happy Everything


It’s time for a new cue word challenge over at CASology and this week it’s all about the shopping!  This time of year fills the stores with shoppers and, personally, I try to go to town as little as possible until after the new year!  Thank goodness for online shopping!  If you’re anything like me,  I do a quick mental check for events I may have missed throughout the year and find a few things that need attention!  This year, I have a few wedding anniversaries that whooshed by me and it’s time I got serious about sending some belated greetings.  One of these days I’ll have it all together!  Maybe.

Stamps:  Sweet Stamp Shop

This card will make it pretty easy for me to make up for lost time on missed events, don’t you think?!

I stamped the little delivery truck, fussy cut it and then popped it up with some foam dots for a little dimension.  I added a gemstone to the headlight and some Crystal Effects to the window to give it some realistic shine (…although, MY windows are rarely that shiny!).  The exhaust has some silver Stickles added just because I like a little sparkle wherever I can work it in!

Be sure and take a look at what the CASology design team and this week’s guest designer created for inspiration and then link up your own creation on the challenge blog by Sunday at 4:00 p.m. (CST)!

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This week is keeping me hopping!  Thanksgiving is at our house this year and I’m one of those people that likes to have things pretty well planned out on paper so that my mind isn’t overwhelmed with everything that needs done.  I have a list going for each day leading up to the feast.  Yesterday threw a curveball snowball at me by dumping 3 inches of snow on us.  My snow shoveling muscles were discovered again and they are talking to me today.  DS1 & DS2 do not have school tomorrow and will be recruited for the cause.  Their abilities to cook and fold laundry will be put to good use!  I’m rather enjoying myself, really!  I love having family around and am looking forward to the love and laughter that always walks in the door with them.

Have an absolutely terrific Tuesday!



  • Lisa Posted Tuesday, 11/26/2013 8:36 pm

    Oh GOOD GRIEF!!! This little truck gave me THE biggest smile!! Where on earth did you find this, I LOVE IT!!! CUTE CUTE!!!

    I am with you Melissa! I love the togetherness, coziness, warmth, laughter and LOVE that Thanksgiving brings into our home year after year!!

    Blessings to you and yours…gobble gobble!!!

  • Ardyth Percy-Robb Posted Tuesday, 11/26/2013 8:50 pm

    FUN! I love this little truck – what a great connection to the cue card! Happy Thanksgiving!

  • Jen W. Posted Tuesday, 11/26/2013 10:04 pm

    LOL! This is brilliant! You can't beat a UPS truck for shopping – especially for us internet shoppers!

    And I used to have all my washi tape stacked up too but after knocking it over one to many times I begged Luis for a shelf. He always acts like he's just gonna knock something together and then it turns out looking great!

  • Lorraine Marasigan Posted Tuesday, 11/26/2013 11:50 pm

    Oh my…this is simply darling. So sweet.

  • Lynn Posted Wednesday, 11/27/2013 12:48 am

    I hope you and your family have a fabulous Thanksgiving! I love the sweet little UPS truck!

  • Barb Ghig Posted Wednesday, 11/27/2013 3:07 am

    You are so clever, Melissa! I love your cute little truck, and how you angled your sentiment! Such a fun card, and I think it's perfect for any missed occasion…it's sure to bring a smile to the recipient!

    Thank you so much for selecting my card for HM this week, and for always leaving such sweet comments on my blog! Sending you best wishes for a Happy Thanksgiving!

  • wienerhoneymooners Posted Wednesday, 11/27/2013 3:52 am

    This is clever and beyond adorable!
    Have a blessed Thanksgiving!

  • Rosemary Posted Wednesday, 11/27/2013 5:17 am

    Your card is just so darn cute, melissa!

  • Judy1223 Posted Sunday, 12/01/2013 6:14 pm

    Melissa, I thought of using that stamp set, too…but you are brilliant in making the truck a UPS truck! SO cute and clever!!! I can't believe tou have already had snow…I'm not ready for that yet!

  • Jasleen Posted Monday, 12/02/2013 9:30 am

    That's a fun card Melissa. Love the way you have taken care of the little details like the windows, exhaust,etc. Cute!

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