Monthly Archives: January 2016

Stampin’ Up! Botanical Sky’s The Limit


Cerah Peppermints

Questions?!? 😉

On to the business at hand!  I hope that your weekend is going well.  I succeeded in sleeping all the way to 8am this morning!  Whoo-hoo!  Now, on Saturday night, I’m trying to stay up late to start getting into the schedule for next week.  It’s some kind of swing/mid hybrid.  Leave at 1:15pm or so and get back 12 hours later.  Y-U-K!  But there it is – and, in fact, it is what it is, so…. 🙂

I made a couple more cards to share with my stamper ladies this afternoon.  This one is a Valentine’s Day card that uses the Botanicals For You set (from the Sale-A-Bration flyer – you can only get it as a free item with a $50 or better order!) and the Sky Is the Limit set – also a Sale-A-Bration item.  This set is only available until the 15th of February, so if you love it, you need to jump on it right quick!  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Greatest Greetings Clean and Simple Butterfly!

Hello!  I hope that when this posts, I’m still asleep.  Really asleep.  Not that thing where I’m laying there and I know I’m awake but I can’t really move and don’t really want to.  That I can’t hear any noises.  No one calls me.  Don’t have to go to the bathroom.  Brain isn’t running thru a litany of things I need to get up and do! You know – dead-to-the-world.

Will be a tiny miracle!  So, I’ll just hope to sleep until 7!  Arizona time.  Fingers crossed for me, okay?

So – I have a fun little thing happening tomorrow.  One of the ladies from work here and a lady that found me on the SU! website is coming over to stamp for a little while.  I think it’ll be fun!  In the course of determining what we’ll be stamping and creating, I came up with this card.  My friend from work is a complete newbie to stamping.  The other lady is an experienced crafter – so looking for projects that will appeal to her, but not overwhelm my friend and make her wonder what the in the world she was thinking!!

Now, there’s a card in the Annual Catalog that I’d been meaning to do a riff on – and it seemed like this would be a great time.  It’s easy peasy to make, but looks so cool that I think it’s going to work great!  It uses the ever wonderful Butterflies Thinlits from the Annual Catalog and Greatest Greetings from Occasions.  And Washi Tape!  Take a look-see:

Greatest Greetings Butterfly 1 - Stamps-N-Lingers

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Stampin’ Up! Enjoy a Beautiful Ride!

Good day-before-Saturday-which-I-actually-get-off!  I’ll assume that you’re all looking forward to the weekend – and some sleep! – as much as I am.  It’s been a long week, for sure.

In the midst of the madness, though, sits my Stampin’ stuff – quietly waiting for me to return to it for a few minutes of creative happiness!  Just this morning, while making red beans and rice, macaroni salad and BBQ baked beans (potluck day at the office) in the postage stamp kitchen,  I whiled away the macaroni-boiling time by working on a card for tomorrow!  Nice way to wait for soft macaroni.  Also – if I had returned to the bed….well.  I might still be snoring there! 🙂

For today, though, I have a card that I made for you last weekend.  It combines the new Occasions stamp set called Beautiful Ride and the Going Places DSP.  Take a look-see:

Life is a Beuatiful Ride 1 - Stamps-N-Lingers

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Stampin’ Up! Large Numbers Bear Hug Birthday for the Happy Stampers Blog Hop


Okay – it just occurred to me that I did a birthday card using the Large Numbers Framelits for the last Happy Stampers Blog Hop!  Sorry about that – but it should really just go to show you how much fun and how versatile this set is!  Wouldn’t surprise me if you see some other projects using it today in the Blog Hop.  I hope that you’ll check everyone’s blogs out when you get done here!

This week we had a Color Challenge – Crushed Curry, Melon Mambo and Mint Macaron.  Of course, I’d left my Mint Macaron card stock at home.  So…had to look to my DSP – and I found the It’s My Party Designer Series Paper Stack.  All three colors are well represented in this fun paper!


I combined a few sets for this project – deciding on the card when I realized that this year my husband will turn….duh duh duh duuuuuuh….SIXTY!  Oh my goodness – how did that happen??  A little sobering.  So I figured a not-so-sober card was in order.  Of course, there has to be a little black on a birthday card for such an occasion!

So, I used the Number of Years bundle and combined some elements from Bear Hugs, Balloon Celebration and Party With Cake.  Take a look-see:

Bear Hug Birthday Balloons 1 - Stamps-N-LingersWhat do you think?  Did I get enough candles? 😉

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Stampin’ Up! What I Love in the Meadow

Happy Huawp day, all y’all!  Time is flying by – except for when it isn’t.  I know that you know what I mean, cause I know that happens to everyone!  It’s almost February.  Hard to believe – but it’s true!  And when it is…the Stamps-N-Lingers ordering special will be gone, baby, gone!

Also coming to an end is the availability of a few fun items in the Sale-A-Bration flyer.  If you don’t remember what they are…check out my post from yesterday!

For today, I pulled out a new stamp set that I’ve been itching to play with.  And also dreading!  I’ve seen so many pretty cards – with superior art and coloring of these images – out on Pinterest…I’ve been a little afraid to throw my offering in the ring.  But…I did it today!  It’s the pretty new In The Meadow stamp set from the Occasions catalog.  And I combined it with a sentiment from the Sale-A-Bration stamp set called What I Love.  Take a look-see:

Know What I Love in the Meadow 1 - Stamps-N-Lingers

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Stampin’ Up! What’s Up on 26 Jan 16

Good morning, y’all!  Just a few things to update you on – in addition to revealing this week’s Weekly Deals!  Just a hint – the uber-cute Bear Hugs Framelits are on sale this week!

First off – there are some items in the Sale-a-Bration Flyer that are only available thru 15 Feb!  And that’s like right around the corner – I know cuz I’ll be home by then!  Whoo-hoo!  If you’ve had your eye on….Sky is the Limit (stamp set!)….the Perfectly Artistic Designer Paper…or Hello (stamp set)…now’s the time to be getting your orders in and earning these fun SAB products for FREE! 🙂  After the 15th – we’ll get another set of Sale-A-Bration items.  What will they be?!?  Even I don’t know yet!

Another new item of note is the kickoff of a new way to share items that are on backorder.  Whereas before today, you’d watch for the list of items on my blog post each day – from here on out, whenever you place an order thru my online store…you’ll get immediate feedback on the availability of that item.  The system will tell you right then if your product is on backorder or is low in the inventory.  If the item is on backorder, you’ll see a message letting you know that, along with a button giving you the chance to cancel or add the item anyway!  So, it’ll be completely up to you.   Take a look-see at this example screen shot:

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Stampin’ Up! Grateful Bunch Love Note

Aaaannnndddd…’s Monday again!   Amazing how fast that came around this time – one day off just doesn’t really cut it! I shopped.  I laundered.  I made cards!  I ate awesome Mexican food and had a truly wonderful Margarita.  Then it was time for bed and back at it.  Anybody else have a short weekend?  Is it really even a weekend if it’s only one day?  I don’t know. 😉

Now, for today, the stamp set I used is one that you’ve seen before – called Grateful Bunch.  It has a few great flower images, and those images coordinate with a punch.  That I stubbornly hadn’t acquired when last we looked at this set.  But this time – I’m the proud new owner of the Blossom Bunch Punch!  Can’t even sort of tell you how much quicker things go when you’ve got the right tools.  As my friend is wont to say….you need to have the proper tool for the proper job! 🙂  So – with the right tools, I used Grateful Bunch and its matching punch to create today’s share.  Take a look-see:

Grateful Bunch Love Note 1 - Stamps-N-Lingers

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Stampin’ Up! What I Love Thank You and a Blog Candy Winner!

Sunday means a day of rest!!  Whoo-hoo!  And this week, it also means the announcement of the winner of last week’s Blog Candy!  Scroll on down to see if you’re the lucky one! 🙂

I went back to a beautiful stamp set that you can earn free in the Sale-A-Bration flyer, called What I Love.  I really like the pretty 3-step rose image that is the focal point of that set.  So I used it and combined it with a little Birthday Bouquet DSP from the Occasions catalog to make today’s share.  And, since I needed to replenish Thank You cards, I tapped one of my favorite Annual Catalog sets – One Big Meaning.   Take a look-see:

What I Love Thank You 1 - Stamps-N-Lingers

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Stampin’ Up! Have a Nice Cuppa Tea-Riffic!

Happy Saturday, y’all!  Hope that your weekend dawned bright and clear and that you’re getting ready to enjoy some much deserved rest and relaxation!

Last week, when I did my Blog Candy give-away (if you haven’t entered, there’s still a little time today – check it out here!) – many of you mentioned the A Nice Cuppa stamp set and the oh-so-cute matching Framelits called Cups & Kettle as being some of your very favorites!  Well, I really like that bundle, too, so that’s what I used – along with some of the coordinating Have a Cuppa DSP – to put together today’s share.  Take a look-see:

Have a Cuppa TeaRiffic 1 - Stamps-N-Lingers

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Stampin’ Up! Bear Hugs Love Card

Good Friday morning, everyone!  I hope that today finds you looking forward to a fun and restful weekend.  For me – this is like Thursday.  Yes, we’re working tomorrow.  Working on Saturday.  Three pretty unhappy words to put in one sentence! 🙁

About 10 years ago I’d have said – no worries.  I’m young.  I can deal with it.

Not so much anymore!  I don’t do so good with one-day-weekends these days!

Do you feel sorry for me?

Do ya?


Well, fiddle-dee-dee….let’s just worry about that tomorrow, shall we?? 🙂

Today’s card share uses one of the most fun new stamp set bundles in the Occasions Catalog, Bear Hugs  – paired with my second favoritist new Designer Paper – the Wildflower Fields DSP in the Sale-A-Bration catalog!  Take a look-see:

Bear Hug Love 1 - Stamps-N-Lingers

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