Monthly Archives: March 2016

Stampin’ Up! Botanical Builder Hello

Hey, y’all – welcome back.  Glad that you could stop by on this Wednesday – Hawp Day!  I have a confession to make to you.  Yesterday I told you that I pretty much never run out of Pearl Basic Jewels.  That was sort of a fib.  I didn’t realize it was a fib until I went to make today’s card.  When I got to the point where I needed to find my flower centers – they were pretty much begging to have Pearls in them! – I realized just how dire my circumstances had become.

Oh, I knew my supply was low – especially in the area of the tiniest of the pearls in a pack.  I have none of those left.  Nary a one!  I have a smattering of medium sized ones and hooked-together straight strip ones.  And tons of giant ones – cuz of how I seldom use that size.

So Monday – when I ordered the fringe scissors – when they were on sale – I grabbed a couple of Pearl Basic Jewel packs.  Yes, of course I did, since they went on sale the very next day! 🙁  Not to say I won’t put in another order – I need those teeny tiny seed pearls! But, I hate missing a sale.  I mean – I’m perfectly willing to spend $20 on pearl packs just cuz I can save $1.25 a pack.  Aren’t you? 😉

Anywho – I decided to use the large pearls on this card – I hope they don’t look too awfully clunky to you!  I used one of the new Annual Catalog DSPs – well, it was new last summer, anyway! – the Bohemian DSP.  And I combined it with some flowers from the Botanical Builder Framelits and a greeting from the Greetings Thinlits.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! What’s Up on 22 Mar 16!

Good morning!  It’s Tuesday and that means a new set of Weekly Deals.  I see a couple of things that I need to order – how about you?  Specifically – what a great time to replenish your stash of Boo-Boo-Hiders Pearl Basic Jewels?  And I’ve been eye-ballin’ that Curvy Corner Trio Punch for a bit now – this may just be the time to pull the trigger! 🙂

Couple of things drawing to a rapid end…..

The Paper Pumpkin Special – where you can get a three month subscription for $55 (regularly $59.85).  That’ll also get you an instant Sale-A-Bration goody for free.  AND qualify you for my Ordering Special…

…which is also headed into its very last week!

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Order $50 in product and I’m going to give you DOUBLE Peppermint Rewards Points! So – every $50 will get you FOUR peppermint points! When you get 16 peppermints, you’re going to get to pick any $40 worth of product(s) and I’ll ship to to you for free. Here’s more info on my Rewards Program.

But, in addition to the extra Peppermints, I’m also going to send you a MYSTERY GIFT.  There’s no telling what that might be – so you’ll need to place that order to find out, won’t you? 😉  As always, I send a little sumpin-sumpin along to you as a thank you for ordering – something valued up to $8 that you get to pick!

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Stampin’ Up! Circle of Spring Garden

Well, it’s Monday again.  Funny how this day just keeps rolling around.  One second it’s Friday night and the weekend seems like it’ll last forever…and the next, you’re sitting with a cat on your lap, balancing a laptop on a furry purring body, writing about Monday.  Whaaaaaaaaat???

It was colder than a well-digger’s lunch bucket here today.  Temps were in the 50’s but the wind’s just a blowin’ a gale!  Brrrrrr!

I know – you click on this post each day just hoping and hoping for a weather update from Fayetteville, GA! 😉

So, even though it’s freezing outside, it’s also quite beautiful – partly cloudy with enough sun peeking thru to make it spectacular.  Which means that making a card for Spring was just the right thing to do!  I dove back into some of my not-so-brand-new stamp sets for this one…Circle of Spring gave me my focal point and sentiment, and the lovely Garden in Bloom contributed the oh-so-cute honey bee.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Pedal Pusher Number of Years Anniversary

Happy Sunday, y’all!  Today.  Was.  Spectacular!  It’s really trying to be Spring in the South – which means it’s going to be in the 30’s next week!  But for today – the real harbingers of spring are springing!  I’m talking about the Dogwood trees, of course!

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They’re one of my very favorite trees – and they’re dotted all over our property.  When they bloom, they look like those white fairy lights that folks put up in the trees in their yard.  Only – we don’t have to put them up or pay for electricity!  They’re just beautiful and I’m always hopeful to be home when they’re blooming – so….yeah! 🙂

Today’s card, as promised, is an Anniversary Card.  Our friends celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary on Friday – so I wanted to send them a card.  Okay – it’s a little late, but…I didn’t know it until late on Friday.  So….

I thought the tandem bike in Pedal Pusher was a perfect focal point and I also wanted to use the Large Number Framelits.  So I did – and added in a little Timeless Textures and Timeless Love!  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Sky’s The Limit Sunburst Congrats!

Happy Saturday!  Today’s share uses a stamp set that’s not so much available – Sky Is The Limit.  I try really hard to not use retired and discontinued things, but the card I made – the reason for the card! – just needed the images and sentiment that I used. You’ll see why in just a second!

I made this card to give to a young lady who just graduated from Delta Flight Attendant training.  She’s Chris’ girlfriend – has been for a long time! – and so is definitely part of the “family”.  We went over and had a celebratory dinner with her, and her parents and grandparents (and Chris’ parents, of course) last night, so I wanted to give her a card.  Cuz…duh.

So – I needed an airplane.  Sky Is The Limit was the only one I had.  Easy decision!  I added a Sunburst Thinlit die cut, and a couple of sentiments from the Sale-A-Bration set called Perfect Pairings.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Grateful Bunch Honeycomb Easter Lamb Four Panel Fun Fold

Good Friday morning to you!  This week has flown by!  I had a great time in Huntsville this week.  Well, the work part was….tedious….but the rest of it was awesome!  I had lunch twice with my friend Matt – one of the very wonderful young men who I’ve told you about this past year.  He’s living in Huntsville – his brother Chris is up at UGA at Vet School!  I’m so darned proud of them both – couldn’t be more so if I’d birthed them myself.  They’re growing into just outstanding human people!! 🙂  Matt and I had a really good time.  Definitely something to look forward to for future visits there.

For today, I have a card to share that’s a reprise of a four panel fun fold that I did a week or so ago.  It’s going to be a quick explanation of the “fold” part – I’ve got the specifics over on my Tutorials Page! 🙂  This one uses the Honeycomb Happiness stamp set (Sale-A-Bration), Easter Lamb and Birthday Blossoms stamp sets.  And my fave flowers – the Blossom Bunch Punch flowers!  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Shamrocks Over the Rainbow for the Happy Stampers Blog Hop

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Maidin mhaith,  y’all – it’s Thursday and that means it’s Happy Stampers Blog Hop Day!  And it’s also St. Patrick’s Day so I thought it would be good to give you an Irish greeting.  Just so you know, that was “Good Morning, y’all”.  Turns out there’s not really a translation for “y’all”! 😉

This week at the Blog Hop, we all worked on a sketch for you!  I hope that you’ll check out all the other ladies’ offerings.  It’s always fun to see how we all interpret the sketch.

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I decided that, since it’s St. Patrick’s Day and all that, I’d bring you a little something with Shamrocks!  Now, you’re probably asking yourself….”Self, why are Shamrocks associated with Ireland??”  Well, perhaps this poem will help you….

Oh The Shamrock

Through Erin’s Isle,
To sport awhile,
As Love and Valor wander’d
With Wit, the sprite,
Whose quiver bright
A thousand arrows squander’d.
Where’er they pass,
A triple grass
Shoots up, with dew-drops streaming,
As softly green
As emeralds seen
Through purest crystal gleaming.
Oh the Shamrock, the green immortal Shamrock!
Chosen leaf
Of Bard and Chief,
Old Erin’s native Shamrock!

Did that help?  Well, never mind.  Anywho – I combined some “shamrocks” with the Over the Rainbow stamp set – cuz, you know, pots of gold and leprechauns and all that!  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Cups & Kettle Birthday Blooms – and Blog Candy Winner!

Happy Hawp Day!  I’m especially glad that it’s Wednesday cuz that means I’m a day closer to heading home!  Yeah!!

We have a Blog Candy winner – check it out below….

Today’s card is a bit of a departure from the norm for me.  Not too far off the beaten path, but…it’s a little frillier than I might normally make.  I used the Cups & Kettle Framelits dies and some of the Birthday Blooms stamp set.  And more of the gorgeous Birthday Bouquet DSP.  And Watermelon Wonder 1″ Dotted Lace Trim.  What looks like a lot of dotted lace!  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! What’s Up on 15 Mar 16 and an Ordering Special!

Happy Tuesday!  Welcome to the new Weekly Deals!  Check it – the Festive Flower Builder Punch is on sale!  Remember – it coordinates with two different stamp sets:  Reason for the Season (a beautiful Christmas set that helps you stamp poinsettia flowers) and Friends & Flowers (a fun set that lets you make….all sorts of things!).  We all know these big builder-punches are handy – but they’re also spendy!  So when they go on sale is a super time to scoop them up!  These cards were made with the Friends & Flowers and Reason for the Season.  And the Festive Flower Builder Punch!

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It’s hard to believe – but we’re in the final two weeks of Sale-A-Bration!  How quickly it’s gone by.  There are three huge benefits that are going to go away at 11:50 PM (MT) on 31 Mar:

 – EXTRA Stampin’ Rewards!  When your workshop hits the $250 mark, then you’re going to be able to select an additional $25 worth of free product!  Check out all the deets here.

–  EXTRA product dollars to spend when you join us as a Demonstrator – whether as a business or as a hobby demo (you get that 20% discount on everything you order either way)!  $99 investment gets you $155 in free product in your Starter Kit!  That’s an additional $30 (normally – and after 31 March!), you get $125 worth of product.  Not sayin’ that’s not a good deal – but no one could argue that an additional $30 of SEM (thats Someone Else’s Money) to spend isn’t awesome! 😉  And guess what?  You still have no commitment whatsoever!  So – what do you have to lose?  Nothing!  What do you have to gain!  Tons!

–  FREE products!  When you order $50 in product (before shipping and tax), you get to pick a free item from the Sale-A-Bration Flyer!

– AND…..I have one last Sale-A-Bration ordering special for you! 🙂  Order that $50 in product (that gets you your free item) and I’m going to give you DOUBLE Peppermint Rewards Points!  So – every $50 will get you FOUR peppermint points!  When you get 16 peppermints, you’re going to get to pick any $40 worth of product(s) and I’ll ship to to you for free.  Here’s more info on my Rewards Program. 

– But Wait – There’s More!  I’m also going to send you a MYSTERY GIFT (and it won’t be Ginzu knives!). That’s in addition to the much less mysterious ordering gift – that you get to pick yourself, so it can’t be a myst….oh, never mind!  You know what I mean!

Remember – ALL these specials are only going on until Sale-A-Bration ends – just a short couple of weeks from now! 🙂

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Stampin’ Up! Party With Cake Birthday Wishes!

Good Monday morning to you!

I don’t know about y’all – but my wakeup call on Sunday was rough.  I woke up – you know, to visit the facilities…and when I checked my phone for the time, fully expecting it to be around 3 am – was horrified to discover it was already 6:20!  Pitch black outside.  I still felt like I needed to be asleep – and yet, it was time to get up! 🙁

But.

Man taketh away sleep….and God giveth a little gift…

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This was my view on Sunday morning as I sat on the porch at the barn, drinking my second cup of coffee, on one of the most spectacular mornings we’ve had all year.  The birds were singing and the squirrels were….squirreling.  I was waiting for a bright blue animated Disney butterfly to come flitting by.

Well, no animated butterfly.  But it was still a pretty wonderful moment! 🙂

So – today’s card is quick and easy and fun!  It uses the cool Party With Cake bundle which includes the Party With Cake stamp set and the Birthday Pop-Ups Thinlits!  We made this card at our quarterly Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Meeting!  Take a look-see:

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