Monthly Archives: February 2016

Stampin’ Up! Awesomely Artistic What I Love Thanks!

Update on 1 Mar 16:  This card was selected as a runner-up (Princess) at Freshly Made Sketches!  Whoo-hoo and many thanks to the ladies over at FMS for picking my card out of all the wonderful cards submitted.  Please take a minute and go check out the Queen of Clean (Wendy – from Simply Made) and the other Princesses! 🙂

Well, it was a spectacularly gorgeous day here in Atlanta – the kind of day that makes those of us who live here glad of it!  And helps to make up for the really cold winter days and the oh-so-freakin’-humid summers!  Southerners know that Spring (and Spring-like days in February!) and Fall are our reward for the winter and summer.  Heck if every day in the South was like today – folk would be flocking here even more than they already do! 🙂

Today’s thank-you card (yes, I need a lot of thank-you cards!) brings back one of the beautiful springy stamp sets from the Annual Catalog.  Awesomely Artistic has one of the prettiest floral stamps that I’ve seen.  I grabbed a sentiment from the Sale-A-Bration set called What I Love and some pretty paper from the Birthday Bouquet DSP and….take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Petite Pairs Smiley Face Thanks

Good morning!  It was an absolutely gorgeous day here in Atlanta – and we spent the day doing a little spring prep!  For the past couple of years, we’ve done Square Foot Gardening.  Have you heard of that?  Well, it’s a great way to grow lots of veggies and flowers in a not-so-big-space.  My wonderful hubby built me a few raised 4′ x 4′ beds the first year that I did this….

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Well, they’re starting to be a little the worse for wear, so it’s time to rebuild.  This time we’re using plastic pallets for the bases (we used wooden pallets the first time) and, since we’re building the sides with Trex, I think they’ll last for years! Whoo-hoo!

But, even in the midst of picking and choosing and finding and loading our new plastic pallets…I was designing a card in my head.  I’m a multi-tasker that way!  I’d seen a card that Brian King did a while back that had rainbow colored smiley faces on it – and I’d wanted to use that idea.

So I did.  But, I put a little twist on it – and it’s so easy and quick, you can knock this out in a heartbeat!  I used my 7/8″ Scalloped Circle punch, my 1″ Circle Punch, some card stock and Designer Series Paper Stack Backgrounds….and the fun little Annual Catalog Set called Petite Pairs.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Watercolor Grateful Bunch

Mornin’, y’all!  It’s Saturday and I’ve got a cute little card to share with you today.  I was late getting started making a card so I needed something quick.  I’d had this little card in my head for a minute, so it seemed like a great time to implement it!

Quick.  Fast.  Easy.  Kind of the theme for today.  Along those lines – if you heard of an appliance that could make a dish in about an hour – one that usually takes 24 hours, you’d think that was a good deal, right?  Well, I’ve been hearing that electric pressure cookers could do just that.  Here in the Deatherage household, we eat a lot of beans.  Pinto Beans and Red Beans (and rice), specifically.  And those require me to think about them the night before, put the beans on to soak overnight and then get them in the crock pot first thing in the morning.

Enter….the Electric Pressure Cooker.  I succumbed to a QVC commercial and got one delivered.  Upon reading the included cook-book, lo and behold….a recipe for black beans.  30 minutes.  And the recipe said “1 pound dry black beans”.  No mention of soaking.  I was ecstatic.  So, I put my pintos on, using the called for amount of liquid.  Set for 30 min.

Thirty minutes later – crunchy beans.

Reset for another 30 minutes.

Still.  Crunchy.

30 more minutes.

Finally ended up with just-about-right-beans after 1 hour and 45 minutes of cooking.  A pretty significant improvement over 24 hours, sure.  But…worth the amount of real estate it takes up?  Maybe not.  So….it’s probably going to be on it’s way back to QVC. 😉

This little card, though – you really could get it done in 30 minutes!!  Just do a little quick watercolor, add a Grateful Bunch Flower and a sentiment from Happy Pants.  And you’ve got a little note card all ready to go.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Happy Pants Balloon Celebration Birthday

Good morning – here we are on the cusp of another weekend!  And Sunday night is Oscar night!  Do you have a pick for Best Movie?  I’ve only seen two of the nominees – The Martian and Mad Max Fury Road.  I’m a serious non-fan of the entire Mad Max franchise (a little too possible a future for my taste!) so, I’m pretty much hoping that one doesn’t take it.  The Martian was a great fun book to read and the movie was great.  And, of course, watching Mr. Matt Damon for an hour and a half doesn’t suck, right??  So….that’s my pick! 🙂

Today’s card is another birthday card!  I used the Sale-A-Bration set called Party Pants and the Balloon Bouquet Punch.  And, just for fun, I pulled out the tiny little balloon punch from Party Punch Pack in the Occasions Catalog.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Rose Garden Happy Birthday for the Happy Stampers Blog Hop

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Good morning, y’all – it’s Thursday and that means it’s Happy Stampers Blog Hop Day!  I’m sure happy that you’re taking time out of your busy day to stop by and see what we’re all up to this week!

Today we had a color challenge – you’ve probably figured out that we alternate weeks: sketch-color-sketch…  The color challenge for today was to use three colors that really complement each other perfectly!

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Working this card made me realize something…Mossy Meadow – one of my all-time favorite colors! – will be going away soon. 😦  It’s part of the 2014-2016 In Color collection – and, as it’s 2016….well.  It – along with Blackberry Bliss, Hello Honey, Lost Lagoon and Tangelo Twist will be yielding their spot in the Annual Catalog to….the new colors for 2016-2018!  I know those are going to be beautiful, but I’m sure gonna miss a few of these!  And that’s a head-up for you guys, as well – if these are favorites of yours, it might be time to start stocking up! 😉

So, for this card,  I pulled out some Birthday Bouquet DSP and the Rose Garden Thinlits.  I used a little White and Gold as neutrals with the challenge colors.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Honeycomb Happiness Thanks!

Happy Hawmp Day, y’all!  We’re sitting here on Tuesday evening hoping that the severe weather stays south of us – nothing worse than tornadoes in the middle of the night!  The horses are all snug in their bedrooms – we’ll probably only get some wind and rain and a light-show – but I always feel better knowing they’re relatively safe in their steel-boned structure.  And they like the occasional night in! 🙂

Today’s share is an ice-cream colored confection for sure.  I used one last piece of my beautiful Birthday Bouquet DSP to inspire the colors for this card.  I used two stamp sets – the Sale-A-Bration set called Honeycomb Happiness, and the pretty Cottage Greetings set from the Annual Catalog.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! What’s Up on 23 Feb 16 – Online Host Club Kick-off!

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The Stamps-N-Lingers Online Host Club is a great way for you to garner Host benefits without even “doing” a workshop!  We’re talking Stampin’ Rewards Dollars and access to exclusive Host sets (plus a few added bennies tossed in)!  And it’s easy peasy….

Each Club consists of 6 people who each commit to purchasing at least $25 in product each month for 6 consecutive months.  Each month, one person will be the “host” of that month’s workshop – I’ll put all your names in a hat (okay – maybe a box) and draw the names out at the beginning of the club period – that way everyone will know which month will be “theirs”!

I do all the work and you get all the benefit!  I’ll mail the host code to everyone on the first of each month and then everyone just applies that host code to their order by the 20th.  Then the host and I will figure her order together at the end of the month!  Each month the host will have earned at least $15 in Host/Stampin’ Reward dollars!  

But wait – there’s more!  During your participation in the Online Club, I’ll be giving you DOUBLE Peppermint reward points!  So – your $25 order will get you TWO peppermints each month, versus the normal one.

And – at the end of the 6 months – I’ll give each participant the stamp set of their choice (up to $20) as a thank you for participating.  And you’ll get first dibs on the next club sign up!

Free Catalogs from me during your Host Club term and free shipping on your host month order are another couple of benefits!

Sound like something you want to be a part of?  If it is – let me know ASAP!  I’m planning to start the first Host Club on 1 March – that’s one week from today.  So – don’t hesitate! Contact me right away at 678-360-1359 or by e-mail at stamps-n-lingers@comcast.net!

More information is available over on the Online Host Club page!

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Stampin’ Up! Friends, Flowers and Party Pants Birthday!

Good Monday to y’all – did that weekend just fly by or what?!?  I hope that you had a chance to rest in addition to those pesky gotta-get-’em-done-before-Monday things that might have been on your list.  And maybe even do something fun!

My card share for today is a quick and simple one, that uses the fun new Occasions stamp set called Friends & Flowers.  This one is kinda cool, because it coordinates perfectly with the Festive Flower Builder Punch – remember that one from the Holiday flyer?  The one that made the cool Poinsettias??  Like this one right here!  So I combined that stamp set with some paper from the Have a Cuppa DSP stack….and some other little fun things from the new Sale-A-Bration set called Party Pants – and this is what I came up with.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Over the Rainbow Hello!

Good Sunday to y’all.  I’ll make it quick and easy for you today so that you can get on with your weekend!

Today’s card is a clean and simple, lightly layered – one might even say barely layered! – note card suitable for just about any kind of a day.  Need to say “hey!”?  This is the card.  Need to tell someone you were thinking about them?  Here you go!

I used a swoopy swatch image from the Over the Rainbow stamp set and a die cut from the Greetings Thinlits.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Flowering Fields Cottage Thanks

Happy Saturday morning, y’all!  I hope that you’ve got nice weather (warm if that’s what you like or cold and snowy if that’s what floats you!) for your weekend.  It’s looking like a gorgeous one here in Atlanta!

Today’s project combines a couple of different toys in my stash.  Flowering Fields is a beautiful stamp set from Sale-A-Bration, and I’ve added a die-cut flower from the Botanical Builder and then I rounded it all out with sentiments from Cottage Greetings (Annual Catalog)!  Take a look-see:

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