Small Wonder

Stampin up whimsical words

The last two weeks have been difficult–full of sadness and disbelief over the loss of my sister-in-law.  I can't begin to tell you how much your caring comments and emails mean to me.  However, something really wonderful happened, too.  My nephew and his wife announced that they are expecting their first baby–truly a "small wonder" at a time when a happy moment is good medicine.


  • Stampin up fox and friends giraffe Stampin' Up! Fox & Friends stamp set from the Occasions Mini is perfect for this baby card. 
  • To see more of my samples for Fox & Friends (or any other stamp set or accessory), use the search tool on my left side bar.  It will bring up samples and posts matching your search.
  • Stampin' Up!'s Small Tag Punch crops each image cleanly.  They layer over Chocolate Chip card stock cropped with the larger Tag Punch.
  • Pumpkin Pie Flower Fusion Felt Flowers add texture and whimsy.
  • Click to see my samples from the Occasions Mini and Sale-A-Bration all in one place.


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Stampin up fox & friends Stamp Set:  Whimsical Words (Sale-A-Bration, Wood-Mount 118386, Clear-Mount 119119), Fox & Friends (Occasions Mini Catalog, Wood-Mount 117020, Clear-Mount 118565)
Paper:  Pumpkin Pie Designer Series (112159), Chocolate Chip (102128), Whisper White (100730)
Ink:  Pumpkin Pie (105216), Chocolate Chip (100908), Bashful Blue (105209)
Cool Tools:  Small Tag Punch (108264), Tag Punch (105934), Tag Corner Punch (107215)
The Perfect Touch:  Bashful Blue Taffeta Ribbon (109066), Vintage Brads (109109), Flower Fusion Felt Flowers (110720), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

Fox & friends stampin pretty


  1. jessica sitterly

    Blessings to the young mother to be. Prayers for her since she is going be pregnant through the warmer months! God has ways of showing that life is not all sadness when needed the most!

  2. claudia Ximena Mu?oz

    que lindo dise?o, hermoso

  3. Beautiful card Mary, I’m glad to hear it’s lifted your spirit a little. Hugs, Amanda

  4. It’s the circle of life, Mary, and isn’t it something how the greatest sorrows and the greatest joys can come so close together? Hugs.

  5. SO cute!!

    I love the soft blue ribbon treatment.

  6. My heart and thoughts go out to you and your family. The miracle of life helps to healing the wounds of losing someone. Your Sister in law will always be close to you in the wonderful memories that you have of her. Be good to yourself and know that others are thinking about you. Hugs, Janet in NC

  7. oh, that is great news!! very exciting! glad you are feeling loved…here’s another hug!! and love the card!! that set is becoming a favorite for me!!

  8. Mary
    I’m so sorry to hear about your loss.
    Its’ a blessing that your nephew
    and his wife are expecting. What an adorable
    card. I’m going to have go and get
    this set, as you and others have done
    some cute cards with it.

  9. Adorable card, Mary! My son is a monkey fan! I think that, even though he is 20, I will make his Easter card using this set! I am glad that your family has received some happy news!

  10. This card is fabulous!! Love the little flowers at the top of the tags and the images are darling. Love it 😀

  11. Love the card Mary and I am so thankful to hear that your family has something to look forward to ion the middle of trying times

  12. Love that pop of blue wth orange! And yes there is something about a new baby that gives everyone’s spirits a lift!

  13. Judy McMullen

    So happy for you and your family for the blessing of a new baby! Congrats to the expectant couple!! Yes, God does provide joy amidst suffering.

  14. I am so glad you have a new baby to look forward to……..what a wonderful blessing.

  15. kathy amstutz

    What a cheery card! I love that you used the tag punches; mine don’t ‘get out’ much lately and this is a great reminder to use them. I think paper crafting people are the most thoughtful bunch around, don’t you? What could be more comforting or cheery than a home made card?

  16. Sorry for your loss Mary, but VERy happy there is ‘someone’ coming to ease the pain!
    Much love to you and your family <3

    The card is tooooo cute 😉

  17. A new baby is a gift of life! May this gift from God ease the pain and sorrow of the gift that went away.
    God bless you and your family.

  18. So sorry to hear about your sister-in-law but God does provide wonderful news when it is needed most. Love your blog and your cards.

  19. Colleen Kramer

    So very sweet! (And the card is adorable, too).

  20. This is so cute, Mary! I just love that little monkey. I’ll have to get this one for myself! XO

  21. Such a cute card… and an adorable stamp set this!

  22. This is the happy medicine that your family needs. I love the bright colors.

  23. Stephanie Daughtrey

    Mary, you and Kris and you families have been and will continue to be in my prayers. Congrats on the new blessing as well. The card is beautiful. They will love it. Love to you.

  24. Happy medicine doesn’t get much better than knowing a new baby is on the way. You deserve the uplifting news! And your card is absolutely fabulous but it’s no small wonder. : ) Hang in there, Mary!

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