Hi! I am Cara! I share simple cards and simple layouts and mini albums using paper, stamps and ink to help you send warm hugs to family and friends!

New beginnings and signs of spring help me realize that I too am ready for a change. If you have been here for a while, you know that I have actually tried to walk two paths-online Cricut papercrafter and a paper, stamps and ink Simple Card Maker as a Stampin' Up! demonstrator.

I have come to a fork in the road and I feel like I need to make a choice. You would think the two go together really well... they are both paper crafting ... right?

Well sort of! Cricut-ing is techy and requires a technical focus while simple cards are just paper, stamps and ink.

Many years ago while I was teaching on a Cricut cruise, a friend of a "cricut-er" was a simple card maker and I was so pulled in that direction but I have continued to focus on Cricut. There have even been times when I tried to let Cricut go but I often drift back because it is what I have always done.


I was blessed to spend so much time with Meg during her cancer journey and now we are dealing with her loss. As I start to heal, I am hearing her words often. "Life is short and we are not promised tomorrow. Just breathe and do what you love."

It is time. I have decided to accept that the past year has changed me and I need to make the change I have thought about for some time and even tried to do a few times before!

Making simple cards and simple layouts with paper, stamps and ink is truly where my passion lies these days. I am going to do what I love and focus on what brings me joy. I hope sharing this with you will help you find joy too.

My Cricut may get dusty but I am all paper, stamps and ink! eeek.. I said it out loud!

hugs, cara