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I so love you. We are sisters, seperated at birth.

Kimberly S.

Have you notice Index card have gotten thinner since the 1970's???

Dori Cook

Oh, Joanne....

I have not been writing or reading blogs in weeks -- life happens, you know? And don't even ask about Twitter or Facebook because they had to go bye bye, too.

But nothing brings me out of hiding like OFFICE SUPPLIES, specifically INDEX CARDS!!! I've always said that my dream job would be either at Office Max or the Parent Teacher Store! :)

And I LOVE LOVE LOVE how you did the turn around cards. I'm printing mine RIGHT NOW!

Kindred souls...because I LOVE ME A 10 PACK OF BIC CRYSTAL PENS, BLACK, MEDIUM POINT. I have a desk drawer full of them. You are right...they write like a dream.

So glad I clicked on your blog today.

Blessings friend,


THANK YOU for sharing your turn it around cards...these are INCREDIBLE!! Just printed myself a copy, clipped em together and popped em in my purse for easy access! LOVED the Esther study and will use these cards to remind myself of His truths! :)

Mary Ann

Thank you for sharing your cards! We are doing the exact same Bible Study!


Hey Joanne,

What font did you use for the turn around statements (i.e., where beauty is a treatment). My printer changed it to a default font that doesn't look good at all.



This is a great idea!


I had the same problem as Dori, except my showed up as beautiful musical notes. Beautiful, but useless for the present purpose. Even though I can't use them, thanks for sharing them!



I know I shouldn't be surprised, but it never ceases to amaze me how we truly are 2 peas in a pod!!!!!!!!!! "Hi, I'm Heidi, and I'm addicted to office supplies...index cards and fountain pens namely. But cut me loose in Staples and I'm a wild child!!!!" There are times I quite possibly need an intervention. ;) I'm also doing Esther now...such good stuff. I've been battling cold bug #4 now and I'm sick of being sick and so today I used every bit of energy to get up and fully shower (shave), did the full hair job and makeup routine as well as an outfit and then sat down to the pc which was almost blowing up from email. At least I didn't LOOK sick anymore. It felt good to look in the mirror and not see the land of the living dead! Then I was utterly exhausted. Whew. I've missed reading all your fun posts! Glad to hear you are on the mend too! Have a great beach trip...and stay on the look out for any great Delorians! (hee hee!). Sorry for the random email...Nyquil is gleefully kicking in! Ahhhh......


just had to tell you that I am doing the Esther study too!


I'm leading an Esther study group, and wanted to give all my group members some cards on our last day. These are beautiful printables. Thank you so much for sharing!

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