It’s always a HAPPY DAY when I receive HAPPY MAIL.  Of course I love to receive a UPS shipment from Stampin’ Up! (who doesn’t love that?), but I often receive beautiful cards from customers, friends and fellow demonstrators.  I love to open, study and admire each card – always makes me smile – but I’m not always good about acknowledging the receipt of cards to the senders.  In 2016, I’ll be better about that. Promise.

This week I experienced two days of Happy Mail.  One day I received this month’s Paper Pumpkin kit (what fun!), and I’m excited to share the other with you today.

From Australia with Love

Gifts from Australia are always a pleasant surprise.  I often times receive beautiful gifts from my dear friend, Louise Sharp  – no one can pull together a box of goodies (Tim Tams, Chocolate/Licorice Bullets and other “lollies”) quite like Lousie, and there’s always a lovely card to accompany the treats.

Late last year, I participated in a Blog Hop with Kylie Bertucci’s Crazy Crafters team  – what a talented group!  This week, I received three cards from three very talented members of the team.  What a wonderful surprise!

Happy Mail from the Crazy Crafters, Stampin' Up!

Not only did my happy mail include cards from Kylie Bertucci, Angela Westland and Carolina Evans, but I also received a fun corsage that might make me an official member of the Crazy Crafters group.  Here’s a quick look at each of these beautiful cards:

Kylie Bertucci created a beautiful watercolored background for this card and stamped sentiments from Hello, one of this year’s Sale-a-Bration stamp sets:

Hello, Stampin' Up!, by Kylie Bertucci

Carolina Evans offers a fresh perspective on the Balloon Builders stamp set by turning this shape into jelly beans.  What fun!  She used glimmer paper, but I’ll overlook that because of the overall originality of the project.  🙂

Balloon Builders, Enjoy the Little Things, Stampin' Up!, by Carolina Evans

Angela Westland‘s square card is filled with beautiful textures and neutral tones.  The band across the middle is Crumb Cake Satin Ribbon, and the entire card is aged with sponged ink, adding a very classic look to her card.

One Big Meaning, Stampin' Up!, by Angela Westland

Aren’t I lucky?  I really enjoyed receiving these cards and loved to share them with you today.  Please let these talented stampers know how awesome their projects are.

Thanks for stopping by today!


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  1. What a great way to find out you received your fan mail! You are way too sweet Brian. Thank you for highlighting these cards. Carolina and Angela will be so thrilled too. We appreciate you playing along with us and yes you are an offical Crazy Crafter now. 🙂 I think you always were though…..

  2. Thank you so much Brian, it was great you took the time to join in with us, it was so much fun having you blog hop with us. Thank you so much for highlighting our cards – you are awesome. Ange

  3. It was a great pleasure that you played along with the Crazy Crafters – I’m a long time viewer of your blog, love your colour combos and creations.

  4. I’m on the crazy crafters team in Australia, and know these ladies- amazing talent women, and these cards are no exception- well deserved by you, I might add! Welcome as an honorary member Brian!!!

  5. Hiya Brian, thank you for the special mentions. I know glitter is a touchy subject but I hope we can still be friends! With much love from across the seas. Xx

  6. Outstanding ladies! I see you are a talented group.

  7. Awesome cards from the mail! Just explain to me what Tim Tams are…I have heard the name, but it alludes me to what kind of sweetie it really is…Thank you for sharing your great news and beautiful cards. Carolina’s jelly beans from the balloon stamp set…genius! Love the watercolor card from Kylie, and Angela’s Textured card is a beauty too! Again Thanks for sharing these cards with us!

    • Tim Tams are a chocolate cookie with chocolate creme in the middle and covered in chocolate. I don’t typically like desserts with that much chocolate, but these are amazing. Not too sweet. Just delicious. 🙂

  8. Chris R. from Iowa

    Love to see you showcase other people’s work. I had to laugh as I thought I was the only one who thought the little balloons looked like jelly beans or even Mexican jumping beans! Such talent!

    On the same line I was wondering if you received my Christmas card of the dancing pig. When I saw the stamp on the shelf – she just cried out, “Let me dance for Brian, he will get a chuckle out of it!”

  9. Such beautiful works of paper, stamps and ink. Love the clever jelly beans!

  10. Such a talented group! Love the watercolor effect on Kylie’s card. You are so lucky to have such good friends.

  11. That jelly bean card is adorable – what a great idea – yet another set I hadn’t gotten – but love that card. Thanks again for all your sharing and daily cards. I love opening my Brian emails. See you in April.

  12. Hi, Brian. I just rec’d your swatch book samples. There is always one in there that I wasn’t going to purchase, but after seeing your swatch book, I change my mind and purchase the paper,AND everything that goes with it! Thanks so much!!!!

  13. Great cards…blessed are you among women, Brian! 🙂

  14. Well, you are very loved and also very inspirational Mr King. Love all these cards, how special. xo

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