Simple Saturday Bliss

Stampin up saleabration bliss just believe
I simply must start out this post by saying how overwhelmed and grateful I am for the kindness and sympathy so many of you expressed in comments and emails regarding my Tribute to Mozart.  Isn't it uncanny how much virtual love there is out there?  It's been healing to read your own stories of loss and take comfort in your support.

Stampin up saleabration bliss antique brads
Today's Simple Saturday card is a quick 4 x 4" thank you.  I used the Sale-A-Bration Bliss stamp set for the focal point and added instant "WOW!" with the Stampin' Up! Antique Brad.  The foundation of the card is this week's Splitcoaststampers sketch challenge (SC319)

SC319 NC

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Black signature ivory


Stampin up saleabration thank you bliss Stamp Set:  Bliss (Sale-A-Bration:  W121851, C123240), Just Believe (W116948, C120453)
Paper:  Sahara Sand (121043), Basic Black (121045), Whisper White (100730)
Ink:  Basic Black (101179)
The Perfect Touch:  Antique Brads (117273)



  1. came back to let you know I loved it so much I had to KopyKat! I did link back to your blog and card though. TFS!!!!

  2. I REALLY LOVE your Simple Saturday cards;-) Please keep them coming. You put in so much effort to make your blog a truly beautiful, classy blog with something new every day. I just want to say, thank you!

  3. Beautiful! I just earned this set and can’t wait to play with it!!

  4. Oh gosh! So elegant, I love it. Your work is so clean and crisp. I really like it a lot!

  5. love this card Mary! TFS ~ you are truly inspiring ~ love your creativity!

  6. Stunning! So simple and yet sooooooooo beautiful.

  7. BEAUTIFUL! Simply Beautiful!

  8. Mary…..I am so sorry for your loss. I didn’t read yesterdays post until today. We lost our Abbie 3 days ago. She became ours 13 years ago because someone threw her out of their car window in the Walmart parking lot. Amazing to me that some people think animals are disposable. She was a tiny sacred calico kitten, that we had to coax to come to us. Her life may have started out badly, but she had a life full of love with our family. I know exactly how you feel, they bring so much love in that little ball of fur.

  9. I love the classy clean lines of this card and the special finesse the stunning brad adds to the card. Hope you and family are doing better today. Prayers and Hugs, Becky

  10. Wow. Simple but such an elegant look. Love it. Thanks, Mary for giving me so much inspiration.

  11. Simple and pretty. Love this new set! I used blk and cream for my card with this set. It just suits it. Love your work!

  12. Fabulous, Mary! So classy!

  13. Carla Bazhenow

    Such a stunning, beautiful card. Hugs,

  14. Your card is lovely and elegant!

  15. That is so beautiful, love it!

  16. What a simply. beautiful card!! I love it (and love the Bliss set!!)

  17. Jackie O.? The queen of chic? What a wonderful compliment. Thanks! Hugs, M

  18. Thanks so much all . . . I was worried it was too plain! Here’s a link to part of my video on pizza boxes.

    It’s for a smaller box (3 x 3 cards) but I’ll refigure the measurements and scores formula and do another video for a larger box (for 4 x 4’s) in the future. Hugs, M

  19. Kelly Collins

    Oh! this card is beautiful! Love it!

  20. This card is a tribute to the old adage “Less is More”. Classic simplicity never fails. Thank you, Mary for your continuing inspiration.

  21. I Love this card. It is so elegant and simple, and the greeting can be changed to whatever occasion you need it for! Thank yo for sharing!

  22. Beautiful…as always! I will have to look up the pizza box tutorial also! love it!

  23. Simply classy! Love it. Don’t know how to make a pizza box (will have to find tutorial), but great idea about a little gift.

  24. Classy, stunning, and simple. Great card!

  25. What a stunning CAS card! Love it!

  26. What Patricia said! Great idea on top of a beautiful design. Go girls.

  27. Oh Mary! I appreciate you mentioning this card is 4×4 as it is deceiving pictured here! Wouldn’t a set of four cards and a pizza box with a white belly band look very Jackie-O! Love love love it!-Patti

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