Smiles Across the Miles with Simple Stories

Today is the day, my friends. The last day of school, and the last time… the very last time I will ever pack a lunchbox and send a wee one off to the bus stop in the morning. It’s a day for celebration, of course, but I will admit that this old momma is pretty emotional. That fifteen years could fly by in the blink of an eye, and leave me now standing on the other side looking back, is a bit of a shock, a whirlwind of memories and moments, a mix of happiness and sadness…. all jumbled up together.

But for my wee Missy Nik, today is simply a day for rejoicing. A happy day. So today I thought I would share a bright and happy card with you that I made recently for the Simple Stories blog, featuring the adorable I Am collection and lots and lots of sweet polka dots.


To me, there is nothing quite as happy and fun as a bunch of polka dots, and I have combined a ton of them here. There’s dots on the background paper, and dots from a mix of SN@P journaling cards, and even dots on the washi tape, too. Does make me smile. I think it livens things up, don’t you?

Thank you so much for stopping by! This card goes out to all of you. I’m sending smiles across the miles to all of YOU, my friends. Wishing you all a wonderful day!



Smiles Across the Miles Card:
4516 Creative 12×12 paper
4522 6×6 Paper Pad
4523 SN@P! Cards
4528 6×12 Chipboard
4529 Bits and Pieces
4535 Washi Paper Tape


16 thoughts on “Smiles Across the Miles with Simple Stories

  1. This card definitely brings smiles! Love the dots and how the neat frame accented with the pretty flower cluster. Oh my, I can’t believe it is your last school day. The time does fly quickly. Thanks for sharing this beautiful card!

  2. Beautiful card, Audrey! Love all those dots, too. I totally understand how you feel about today. It’s difficult to get used to, at least it was for me (and I don’t know if I am yet!).

  3. What a fantastic card audrey…I always love how you combine colors and patterns.

    I didn’t know your girl graduates this year! Our kids are the same ages…what’s she going to do in the fall? I totally understand the whole emotional thing♡ Hang in there Momma.

  4. Good luck on your last day! (Mine’s coming up just 5 short years from now….My oldest starts high school in the fall and his sis is one year behind him. Mixed emotions for sure.) But what a happy card! Loving the dots. And that globe is just awesome! It just makes me smile on this dreary Wednesday morning. Thanks for sharing!!!

  5. Sweet card!
    What a sweet moment too, time really flies, don’t we all still remember when they were little and need so much of our time and attention, and in a blink of an eye, tye are all grown young ladies now.

  6. A beautiful card with all the pretty details and wonderful polka dots! Yes, children grow up way too fast! I look at my son at times and think…wow…he’s all grown up! Time does fly! Big congrats to Missy!:-)

  7. Simple Stories always have the most wonderful paper collections and their style and elements are just perfect for your creative genius. Another shining star Audrey. Hugs!

  8. Hugs Mama!! You know I get it!! Adam left yesterday afternoon for TX … we are hoping to see him again at Christmas ❤ I love love love love this card! GORGEOUS colors and loving the globe!!!! Congrats to your baby girl!!! xoxoxoxox

  9. What a happy card! I love , love polka dots!! And big hugs, I remember those days so well, but thank God for Grandkids…they help more than you know! So just keep that hope that one day you will have grandkids!

  10. Awesome use of those polka dots! Such a sweet card!
    I’m sure the kiddos still enjoy a packed lunch every now and then. 🙂

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