Monthly Archives: September 2015

Stampin’ Up! Versatile Christmas Meets Wonderland

Good morning!  Happy Sunday – I hope that your weekend is going well!  Today’s share uses two stamp sets – Versatile Christmas and Wonderland.  I combined them with some Winter Wonderland Designer Vellum and Kraft Corrugated Paper, added a dash of Gold Foil and ended up with a card that has just a bit of glitz.  And uses a perennial favorite for me – pine cones!  Take a look-see:

Versatile Christmas 1

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Stampin’ Up! A Little Something Simple for Saturday!

A very cool thing happened to us this morning.  As Wayne and I were coming back to the house after feeding, we were almost to the garage when a slight commotion caught our attention.  We looked towards the woods on the edge of the driveway and saw TWO hawks swooping and diving thru the tress – apparently either embroiled in a bit of a fuss or “on a date”!  One continued thru the trees and away, but the other hawk landed on a tree so close I could touch him.  Well, with my extra long Inspector Gadget extending robot arm – but, you know what I mean.  He and I looked right into each other’s eyes.


We did.

We had a moment.

And it was the coolest thing ever!! 🙂

I blinked.  He left.  He was done with me.

So, we’ve (Wayne and I, not me and the hawk!) decided we need to wear a Go-Pro on our heads whenever we leave the house and it needs to always be on and recording.  Cause we never know what we’re going to look up and see….a deer and her spotty child….a squirrel relaxing in the path with an apple in his hands….a hawk flying by with a snake dangling (an experience equal parts “ooooooooh” and “eeeeeeeeeww”!)…..a hummingbird hovering right in front of our faces…a spotty deer kid racing madly around the pasture just because she can and she’s really fast and EVERYONE NEEDS TO SEE!  We’re surrounded by wildlife and wish we could get them on tape.

We probably won’t do that.  So don’t be expecting video of snake-carrying-hawks any time soon, okay?

A second miracle occurred today to me – not to Wayne.  At one point this afternoon, Wayne said “I’m going to go mow – you need to do your card and blog, don’t you?”  I almost fell over!  Direct acknowledgement that I’m trying to make this into a going concern!  Whoo-hoo!! 😉  So….here I am!

It occurred to me when I sat down to make the card that it had been a little bit since I’d done a card that only needs one stamp set.  Like I promised I would.  I try to keep my promises, but I’ve failed on this one.  You guys need to remind me, okay?

So, I reined in my desire to use a stamp from every set I own and twelve different framelits, and settled on a Fall card using the fun set that can be bundled with the Square Pillow Box Framelits.  It’s called A Little Something, and it’s got a couple of cute stamps in it that hit “Fall” square on the head.  I combined that with some Autumn-y colors and a little Thick Baker’s Twine and…..take a look-see:

A Little Something 1

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Stampin’ Up! Vintage Leaves And Many More Send Get Well Wishes!

Good Friday morning!  I hope that y’all had a great time checking out all the wonderful projects that the Happy Stampers brought you yesterday – I sure do appreciate everyone who stopped by here at Stamps-N-Lingers! 🙂

For today, I have a share that’s so in my wheelhouse that I might have made it.

Oh wait.

I DID make it!

A good friend of mine had surgery yesterday – kind of “big deal” surgery – and I wanted to make a Get Well card for him.  He’s not a fisherman, so my By the Tide set wasn’t really the right fit.  I decided to go back to a new, old standby.  Vintage Leaves and the matching Leaflets (I know I don’t have to mention the bundle savings….).  And the Woodland TIEF!  Take a look-see:

Vintage Leaves Happy Healing 7

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Stampin’ Up! Hearth and Home for Christmas Make For a Fun Blog Hop!

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Welcome to the Happy Stampers Christmas in September Blog Hop!  I don’t know if you’ve arrived here directly or if you came from Sandi’s site, but I’m glad you’re here.  Hopefully you’ll enjoy all the offerings we have for you today!

So – for my part of the Happy Stampers Blog Hop this month, I did a super fun DOUBLE Gate Fold Card! What?!? DOUBLE GATE?!? Yep. That’s what I said. DOUBLE. GATE. (not to be confused with WATER. GATE.) Technically, it’s a Double Fold Gate Card but that wouldn’t have worked with my Watergate joke, so…..

I saw a tutorial on line for doing this kind of card, so I took the basic steps and made it work for what I wanted today!

I used some Hearth & Home Thinlits….a little bit of Home for Christmas DSP…..threw in a great sentiment from Versatile Christmas….and….well, take a look-see:

Hearth & Home for Christmas Double Gate 2

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Stampin’ Up! Watercolor Wishes Thank You Cards

My card share for you today is super SUPER easy!  It uses but one stamp set – the wondrous Water Color Wishes.  And you can make it with a pack of Whisper White Note Cards and Envelopes and some of your leftover Holiday papers.  Or any Designer Paper for that matter!

I saw this design over on Mary Fish’s website, she’d CASE’d it from another website, so it’s going around!  Mary did hers with some of the In Colors Designer Specialty Paper – all the circles were the same color, just a different pattern – and used Cottage Greetings for the stamp set.  And I loved her card so much that I immediately wanted to CASE it.  I decided to go in a holiday direction with a little more diversity in the patterns and colors.  This design will let you use any paper you like!

Take a look-see:

Watercolor Wishes 4 Circles 9

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What’s Up at Stampin’ Up! for 15 Sept 15

Good Tuesday morning!  I hope your week is going well!  I’ve got a few updates for you this morning, in addition to rolling out the new Weekly Deals.

First, the Happy Stampers (that’s my Upline!) are doing a Blog Hop this Thursday and the theme is Christmas!  We’ll have a bunch of us in the hop, and you’ll get links to everyone’s blog to see their wonderful projects.  We’ve got a lot of talented ladies in this group, so this is a hop you won’t want to miss!

Stampin’ Up! is having a Stamp Out Breast Cancer campaign with Paper Pumpkin!  If you’re a member now, SU! will donate a dollar to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation!  If you’re NOT a current subscriber, sign up between now and 10 Oct, and….yep, there’s another dollar!  Think about all the money that could end up being donated for this great cause!  There’s more information below….read on!

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Stampin’ Up! Six Sayings Boo!

Today’s card is quick and pretty durned easy!  As we enjoy the Fall weather here in GA, it’s easy to think of little ghosties and goblins demanding tricks or treats.  Of course, we don’t actually GET any trick-or-treaters where we live….but that doesn’t keep me from stocking up on “treats”.  You know – just in case!! 😉

So I dug out some Happy Haunting DSP, a Spider-web Doily and the FaBOOlous sentiment from the Hostess stamp set called Six Sayings! And this is what I came up with.  Take a look-see:

Six Saying Boo 1

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Stampin’ Up! Joyful Season and Vintage Leaves on an XL Pillow Box!

Good Sunday morning to you all!  We’re getting a little taste of Fall here in the A-T-L.  We slept with the windows open last night – first time this season and it was wondrous!  Hopefully we’ll get an actual “Fall” this year – fingers crossed!

I have a share today that combines quite a few of the wonderful new products in the 2015 Holiday Catalog.  I wanted to try the new Square Pillow Box Thinlits – but I wanted to do a large one like we’d done at our Amy’s Inkin’ Krew meeting a few weeks back. And, in the catalog, they’ve got a sample Pillow Box in which they’ve incorporated one of my favorite new things – the Woodland TIEF.  So, it was kind of a shoe-in, really!  Add in some embellishments with Vintage Leaves and Leaflets Framelits, and a sprinkling of Joyful Season….and, well…take a look-see:

Joyful Seasons Vintage Leaves Pillow Box 1

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Stampin’ Up! What’s in My Crafting Utensil Drawer!?

No card today, folks.  I spent yesterday working my real job and sleeping in my chair.  My husband has been sick with a head cold and, in a gesture of pure spousal selflessness, shared it with me!  As a result, I can’t breathe and my nose is dripping.  Except when it’s completely plogged up.  Which it is.  Except when it isn’t.  It a wondrous cycle of drip-plog-drip-plog….on and on.  It’s a plumber’s nightmare.  Or dream, depending on your perspective.  Making a card requires breathing – and dripping on a card requires more Pearls and Rhinestones.

So I decided to just skip it.

Instead, I decided to share some of the items that I consider my “must-have-go-to” tools.  If my craft table was a kitchen, these would be the utensils that I reach for every day.  In the drawer closest to the stove!  We’re talking the perfect wooden spoons.  No the ravioli roller thingy that’s buried in a drawer somewhere.  The rice paddle (yes, I keep that where I can find it – we do rice a lot!).   Not the foley-steamer basket that I use approximately once every 5 years!

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Stampin’ Up! Autumn Dove of Peace on a Day of Remembrance

For today’s share, I took an unexpected stamp – Dove of Peace – and used it to make an Autumn-themed card.  Not a Christmas card at all.  More of a Thanksgiving card.  And who better to be thankful to – for ALL things – than to the Dove of Peace?  And what better day to be Thankful than on this Day of Remembrance of the events and losses of 9/11 so many years ago.

Take a look-see:

Autumn Dove of Peace 2

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