I tried to post this earlier today – and my internet went out and was down most of the day – I was hoping my post got saved but it didn’t so I’m starting over.

I thought I would try a change of pace and post something that wasn’t related to the holidays.  Tennis season just ended for us – unless your team is in the playoffs and no one in our family fits that category this time.  Ryan’s junior tennis team has had the same husband and wife coach them for many years – they were doing it long before Ryan joined the team.  They are the nicest couple and so good with the kids – always encouraging to them and positive.  They are great with the parents too – keeping us well informed.  I appreciate that and know it is a lot of hard work.  So to thank them we bought a gift card and I made them a thank you card – so I wanted to share that with you today.  It is a quick simple card that could be made with any of the Just “sport” stamp sets or even other stamp sets with circles or flowers.

tennis-thank-youHere are the Stampin’ Up! supplies I used:

  • Garden Green card stock and ink
  • Basic Black card stock and ink
  • Whisper White card stock
  • Summer Sun ink
  • Just Tennis stamp set
  • Flight of the Butterfly stamp set (for the sentiment)
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • 3/4″ circle punch
  • slit punch (on the front under the black to hold the gift card on the inside)
  • Whisper White Medium envelope

And I just found my notes from Cari’s Congo Cookie recipe that I was supposed to share with my stamp club members.

Here it is:


  • 3-eggs
  • 1-1/2 stick butter
  • 2-3/4 cups flour
  • 1 box lt brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 12oz. bag of chocolate chips

Melt butter and mix with brown sugar.  let cool.  add beaten eggs.  add allother ingredients.  Bake in a greased 13 x 9 pan at 350 for 30-35 minutes.