Monthly Archives: May 2016

Stampin’ Up! Pop Of Pink Butterflies and June Special Deals!

Good morning, y’all!  This is coming to you on the last Tuesday that I’ll be in Savannah!  In theory.  Keep your fingers crossed – cuz I’m going to pack all my stuff this week and I only have cards made thru Sunday.  If I end up extended for some unknown reason….well.  Let’s just hope it doesn’t come to that, okay?? 🙂

Guess what tomorrow is?!  Yep – the 2016-2017 Annual Catalog will be live and you’ll be able to start ordering all those things you’ve been adding to your Wish Lists for the past few weeks!  I think that merits a big WHOOO-HOOO!! 🙂

And it’s also the beginning of two awesome deals from Stampin’ Up! for June!

  1. Host a workshop in June – or have an individual order over $350 – and you’ll get that additional $35 in Stampin’ Rewards to spend on Free goodies!  Or – use your Stampin’ Rewards towards your Starter Kit, cuz….
  2. Join us in June and you’re going to be able to choose an EXTRA two stamp sets for your Starter Kit – in addition to the $125 worth of goodies that you’ll get to choose for $99.

That’s two great promotions in June!  I’d love to help you host an online workshop or have you join my team! 🙂

So, today’s card is quick and easy and features a couple of items that you can – finally!! – order very very soon (tomorrow!).  I’m talking about Pop of Pink Designer Series Paper, Pop of Pink Designer Washi Tape and the new Thoughtful Banners stamp set.  Take a look-see:

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It starts with a Whisper White Notecard and Envelope.  I cut two panels of Whisper White – one for the card front and one for the inner liner.  And two pieces of Basic Black – for the mats. Continue reading

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Stampin’ Up! Moroccan Botanicals Thank You

Good Morning on this Memorial Day Monday!  I wanted to take a hot second before getting to today’s card to share a Thank You that I made in honor of this day.

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As the song says – All Gave Some and Some Gave All.  This day we remember those who gave all in defense of our freedom and the way of life we enjoy here in this great country!  Say a prayer for them today – and for those still with us who are serving still, that they may not join the ranks of those who gave all. 🙂

Now – the card I made today is another Thank You – but one that goes a whole different direction!  I used the new – on Wednesday! – Moroccan Nights stamp set and the pretty Botanical Builder Framelits.  Take a look-see:

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I played along with two design sketches for this card – the first drove the layout.  Freshly Made Sketches #238: Continue reading

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Stampin’ Up! Blooming Love Cottage Greetings Thanks

Happy Sunday, y’all – if you’ve come over from Amy’s blog – thanks for stopping by.  Hope you’ll spend a few minutes checking out my card for today – and that perhaps you’ll decide to become a “regular”! If you’re already a regular – thanks so much for electing to spend part of your day with me! 🙂

The card I made today features the beautiful rose image in Bloomin’ Love – a stamp set that was introduced to us in the 2016 Occasions Catalog and that’ll also be with us for the new 2016-2017 Annual Catalog!  The sentiment comes from the Cottage Greetings set – which has some of the prettiest fonts going!  Take a look-see:

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I was inspired to build this card by the challenge at The Card Concept, #56: Continue reading

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Stampin’ Up! Sheltering Tree for a Simple Single Stamp Set Saturday

Good Saturday morning, y’all!  I hope you’re enjoying your Memorial Day long-weekend – if you’re traveling, be safe!  And take a few minutes this weekend to remember the reason we celebrate, okay?

My card today is a quick and easy one, and you only need one stamp set to make it!  The fun and versatile Sheltering Tree – from the current catalog – is all that’s needed to make this one.  Take a look-see:

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I started by stamping the Sheltering Tree tree image in Crumb Cake in the center of the Whisper White card stock panel.  For the leaves, I used Watermelon Wonder – which I stamped off once before putting it on the card.  My Watermelon Wonder is really juicy – so depending on how your pad is, you might want to stamp it straight – it’s up to you!  The second layer of leaves is done in Daffodil Delight – not stamped off first, just straight! Continue reading

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Stampin’ Up! Awesomely Artistic Layered Love Easel

Happy Friday!  And happy it truly is – cuz I’m at the hotel, jus’ sleepin’ in ma bed!  At least I hope I am – or at least laying in it doing a bunch of nothing!  This has been a….loooooonnnggg week, y’all – and I’m flat tuckered.  This long weekend has been the beacon of hope – the light at the end of the first part of the tunnel.  Four beautiful days off.  Oh.  My.  Goodness. 😉

This card for today is another easel card.  I apologize for the quick duplication – but…my friend here asked me for a card (short notice!) for his wife.  He/they are moving across the country and she’s leaving her teaching job in CA.  He wanted a card to give her.  When I ask him what he wanted to say…he kind of looked blank.  After some prompting, he wants to tell her that he loves her and that he’s grateful for all she does.

Awwww.  That’s totally sweet – even if he needed a little “help” to get there!  Yea – he vacuums and cleans the house, too – he’s one of the good guys!  So, I really wanted it to be special for him and be a bit of a “wow” card – so the easel card made sense to me.  And since it’s so easy…well.  It was a no-brainer.  

I also had the perfect sentiment in mind – from the new (it’s almost here, folks!  Wednesday!!) stamp set called Layered Love.  And One Big Meaning also has a great sentiment.  I pulled Awesomely Artistic for the beautiful images.  Take a look-see:

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So – the easel is just a secondary piece of the card!  The Awesomely Artistic flowers definitely take front and center. Continue reading

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Stampin’ Up! A Grateful Bunch of Swirly Birds for the Happy Stampers Blog Hop

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Mornin’, y’all –  welcome to another edition of the Happy Stampers Blog Hop.  I hope you’ll settle back and spend a little time checking out all the projects we ladies-who-hop have built for you today!

We all worked on a sketch this week…

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Now – this one should have given me an “aha” moment.  But my brain was blocked.  Don’t know why, exactly, but it was.  So I ended up making a card from an idea that I finally forced myself to have.

And I hated the card.  It really wasn’t awful, but…I just really didn’t like it at all!  My time was pretty limited though, so…I thought “what the heck” I’ll just use it anyway.  Here it is:

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Stampin’ Up! Painter’s Palette Fun-Fold Card!

Happy Hawwwmp Day!  The week is half over.  Or…considering that I have Friday off – it’s Over-The-Hawwmp Day!  And I have the weekend off.  And Monday!  So…I am totally psyched to have 4 entire days – in a ROW! – to rest and sleep and make cards and maybe….join 3 million of my closest friends to eat at The Olde Pink House again….  and – did I mention sleeping? 😉

Today’s card is really fun.  And so ridiculously easy that if you haven’t ever made one – the second that you see the “trick” you’ll be all “why the heck didn’t I do that sooner??”  I used a couple of stamp sets on this one….Painter’s Palette (new on 1 June), Suite Sayings, and Watercolor Words.  Take a look-see:

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So – before I show you the innards, let’s talk about the front, okay?  I started by SNAILing a piece of Very Vanilla card stock to a Flirty Flamingo mat. And then to a Basic Black mat.
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Stampin’ Up! Fabulous Flora Super Simple Notecard

Hey hey, there, y’all!  Hope your week is going well so far.

My share for today is so simple – both in appearance and make-ability that I’m almost embarrassed to show it to you.  But – I will, cuz, for all that, it’s also really pretty!  I used the Fabulous Flora stamp set – which is another of the host-exclusive stamp sets available in the upcoming catalog.  

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And I added just the tiniest bit of Timeless Textures!  Take a look-see:

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See what I mean?  I didn’t even use an inner liner or an envelope liner on this one – shut the front door!  Where’s Mary and what have you done with her??! 😉
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Stampin’ Up! Remarkable You Thoughts & Prayers Sympathy

Hello to y’all on this Monday morning!  By the time this post goes live, I’ll have been at work for almost 2 hours.  Which is fairly disgusting, really, don’t you think?  But, apparently a lot of folks here go to work at the hind-end crack of dawn – the other day, I was mystified by how many people were on the road with me.  And by how many of them wanted to race down the dark two-lane highway at like….a thousand miles an hour!  Craziness!

So – before I went to bed at 7 last night – only a slight exaggeration! – I got this card together for y’all.  I used the beautiful floral images in the Remarkable You stamp set.  I’d originally planned this to be a thank-you card, but….I really felt the need to make a sympathy card.  To that end, I pulled out Thoughts & Prayers again.  Take a look-see:

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The design was inspired by the Freshly Made Sketches challenge, #237: Continue reading

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Stampin’ Up! Basket For You Get Well

Good morning, y’all.  I’m sitting here on Saturday night writing this post, listening to Home Free on YouTube – watching a storm gather outside the window.  I’ve had a good day – resting, making cards, resting some more!  I hope that wherever you’re reading this – your weekend is going swimmingly! 🙂

My card today uses a beautiful Host-Exclusive stamp set that will be available on 1 June.  You know that means you need to host a workshop in order to be able to get this beautiful set.  One way to do that would be to sign up for my Online Host Club!  Then you could order it in your Host month!  Just sayin’…..  scroll on down for the details and snap up one of those last spots! 🙂  

The stamp set I’m referring to is called Basket For You, and it’s the focal point of this card.  I added a sentiment from Thoughts & Prayers and this is what I ended up with.  Take a look-see:

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Pretty, huh? Continue reading

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