Kindness and Art


SDC13846-1 You wouldn't likely be reading my blog if you didn't believe in the special way it feels to give or receive a handcrafted card.   Combining kindness and art says more than an email ever will.  True? 

The card above was given to me by my niece, Kris Kilcoyne, of Kween Bee Kreations.  I ADORE how the butterfly works with the sentiment.

Here are some more wonderful cards I received from my Stampin' Pretty Pals that made me feel extra special.  Enjoy!


Stephanie Daughtrey

Regina Mangum


Ginger Toivonen

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  1. Great cards! What shades of blue and orange did Kris use in her card? I can’t tell online.

    I visit your blog every day. I love your work and am always inspired by it!!


    Hi Linda: The orange is Pumpkin Pie and the blue is Pacific Point (returning July 1 as a part of the Color Renovation). Thank you for your kind comments! Hugs, Mary

  2. Gorgeous cards! So much talent in one post!

  3. Congratulations on your “Workshop of a Lifetime.” I really enjoy your blog!

  4. Congratulations on your “Workshop of a Lifetime.” I really enjoy your blog!

  5. I love how Kris stamped Congratulations and cut out around it with the butterfly! You rock Kween Bee!

  6. Wendie aka tankergypsie

    Talent and cute short haircuts run in your family!

  7. kathy amstutz

    What a lucky lady you are to receive such well done, lovely cards! Come to think of it, you work hard at your craft so you deserved them………

  8. Thank you, Mary, for always being such an amazing mentor and inspiration. You are so sweet to show off the card I sent to you — and your photography made it look even better than the real thing! XOXO

  9. Stephanie Daughtrey

    Mary, we love you and you DESERVE it! Thanks for being our “Fearless Leader”. Love, Stephanie

  10. Wow! The way Kris overstamped and handcut the sentiment on the butterfly is very impressive! It looks gorgeous 🙂

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