Monthly Archives: June 2016

Stampin’ Up! Last Call for June Special Promotions!

This is my second post of the day. 🙂 If you’re looking for the card I shared for the Happy Stampers Blog Hop – check it right here!

Just a reminder that today is the last day to get in on the June Specials from Stampin’ Up!

Join today and you’ll get an extra TWO FREE stamp sets in your Starter Kit!  Read on for details on this and the Extra Stampin’ Rewards special.  Hope to chat with you soon! 🙂 Continue reading

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Stampin’ Up! Flourishing Phrases and Flowers for the Happy Stampers Blog Hop

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Mornin’, y’all –  welcome to another edition of the Happy Stampers Blog Hop.  I’m glad you were able to stop by and appreciate you spending a little bit of your day with us.  Today we all worked a color sketch and I’m excited (and hope you are, too! 🙂 ) to see what all the ladies-who-hop have come up with as they work their crafty magic on this classic color combo:

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Pretty, huh?  Gave us all a chance to play with the new Copper embellishments….Metallic Thread, Embossing Powder….Washi Tape.

I decided to play with the Flourishing Phrases stamp set – it’s got so many great sentiments and, of course, the beautiful….well, flourish!  I added some Botanical Blooms and the matching Botanical Builder flowers.  And as a starting touch….I used the Detailed Floral Thinlits.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Live, Love, Grow!

So….guess what day it is?!? 😉

Yep.

You know it!

HAWMP DAY!!

And – it’s almost the end of June.

Which means two things:

  1. The Stampin’ Up! June promotions (Extra Stampin’ Rewards AND Two Free stamp sets for new recruits) are ending…in a blink! and…
  2. It’s practically Christmas!

Yes, you heard that right.  You’re going to go to bed tonight and then it’s going to be…like…Christmas!

Okay.  Maybe not quite that quick, but….not too far off.  Next thing you know I’ll be sending out the 2016 Holiday Catalog! 🙂  Watch for more on that.

On to today’s card.  This one uses the pretty stamp set called Live, Love, Grow.  I love the images in this set!  And then I added a few butterflies from Papillon Potpourri! Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Best Birds Sympathy Card

Well, as Tuesday dawns – so does the need for a sympathy card.  I hate that it’s so, but…  this one happens to be for the loss of a pet – an older dog who’d “had a good life” with his parents and “knew he was loved”.  But those are the platitudes offered by folk who don’t understand the hole that’s left in our lives when they leave – after all, he was “just a dog”.

But – those of us who know – and I suspect the folks that read this blog are those very people – we understand.  It’s a time to grieve.  And a time to offer unqualified sympathy.

So, I made a card.  I didn’t emphasize the “pet” loss.  Just the need to send my thoughts and sympathy.  I employed the new Best Birds bundle – with the stamp set and the Birds & Blooms Thinlits.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Everyday Jars and Jars of Thanks!

Hey ya’ll – exciting news!  This card was selected as a Design Team Pick over at Can You CASE It!!  Whoo-hoo!  Thanks to all the ladies at CYCI – and thanks to Kim for selecting my card.  You can click here to see all the winning picks!! 🙂

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Monday again, heh?  Once again, the weekend has flown by and we’re back in the work week.  At least this one will count us down to – for a lot of us! – a three day weekend!  I know it’s bad to wish your life away, but…three days off is always worth a “Yeah”!

So, my card for today uses one of my favorite new bundles – the Jar of Love bundle.  With that one, you get the Jar of Love Photopolymer stamp set and the coordinating Everyday Jars Framelits.  And boy do you get a lot of images and sentiments and fun things to cut out when you buy this bundle!  So many ways to use it and so many fun projects to make.  I paired the bundle with a few of the dies in the Flourish Thinlits set.  Take a look-see:

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This card played along with three challenges today.  The first, Pals Paper Arts #306, drove the layout. Continue reading

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Stampin’ Up! Sunshine Wishes My Always Love

Good morning – it’s Sunday and if you’re coming over from Amy’s blog…thanks so much for stopping by.  I surely do hope you’ll become a regular! 🙂

Since it’s Sunday, and everyone has things to do today, I know – I’ll cut right to the chase and get straight to the card share for today!  I used the fun Sunshine Sayings bundle for this one – which includes the Sunshine Sayings stamp set and the coordinating Sunshine Wishes Thinlits.  And that was all that was needed to make…this.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Artistically Asian For a Single Stamp Set Saturday

Happy Saturday, y’all!  Hope you’re staying cool/dry/safe – whatever you need to be today.  Our country is for sure in a weather turmoil, isn’t it?  Epic flooding on one coast, insane fires and heat on the other.  Craziness – and I wish you all well, wherever you are!

Before I get into my card, I have a picture to show you.  Today (Friday – when I was typing this), the horse shoer came.  The ladies got a mani/pedi and Bo got a new pair of sneaks.  The shoer brought his 5 -year old grandson with him.  He’s quite the little helper and problem solver and he decided he needed to open the water-bucket door in Bo’s stall.  So he went to work on it.  Now – that door hadn’t been opened in….well, ever?  So it was a little tough – would have been for me, let alone a 5 year old.  But…he persevered.  And…he got a little help….

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Little one was not to be distracted by warm horse breath in his ear!!  I think Bo was just watching to see if maybe he could repeat the feat at a later time….

Now – just to allay anyone’s fear – no, Bo is not blindfolded!  That’s a fly mask – and it’s see thru.  I promise.  They get along just fine with those on – and it keeps the oh-so-pesky flies off their eyes.  On the other hand, the grazing muzzles the ladies have to wear – now that’s probably horse abuse!!  Just ask them – they’re being abused and tortured every single day – it’s a crime!! Somebody call the Pony Police!!  LOL 🙂

And yes – the water bucket door did get open!

Okay – enough rambling about my horses!  On to the card for the day.  This one is real easy and quick – and only needs one stamp set.  The beautiful new Artistically Asian provided the images and the lovely sentiment.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Pretty Kitty Happy Birthday

Happy Friday, y’all! Are any of you planning to go see Independence Day: Resurgence this weekend? I’m hoping to go – I’ll miss Will Smith, but Jeff Goldblum is always fun! And it’ll be in 3-D iMax – which is the bestest way to see these kinds of movies. With some popcorn and a slushy! 😉

Now, when you see today’s card you’re probably going to think I’ve forgotten that I used Touches of Texture to make fireworks just a couple of days ago. But I haven’t! I played with a challenge today that pretty much demanded fireworks so….

Today I combined it with a stamp set I hadn’t played with yet – called Pretty Kitty. And I added some pretty Playful Palette DSP paper and some Labeler Alphabet. Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Penned and Painted for the Happy Stampers Blog Hop

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Mornin’, y’all –  welcome to another edition of the Happy Stampers Blog Hop.  If this is your first hop, thanks for coming.  We’re just a group of ladies who love Stampin’ Up! products and like making pretty projects with them.  Each week, we all play along with a common sketch or color challenge.  You get to hop thru all our blogs and see how many different ways we’ve all interpreted the challenge!!  If this is not your first time here, then welcome back and we thank you for spending some time with us! 🙂

This week, we had a sketch challenge.

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I decided to make my diagonal element a little differently and I used a couple of techniques, all working together, to craft my card, using the lovely Penned & Painted stamp set.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Touches of Texture For the 4th of July!

Okay – so….were you guys laughing at me yesterday?  Behind my back?  Did you think “oh, that woman is so goofy”?

Why didn’t any of you tell me that yesterday wasn’t HAWMP day at all?!?  It was TUESDAY!! 😦

As I got ready to write this post I read the morning’s post again – I realized I was typing the post on Tuesday evening, which means that it couldn’t possibly be hawmp day!  Sheesh – I must be losing my head!  😉

Today (the actual HAWMP day!), I made a card with one of the cooler new stamp sets – Touches of Texture.  Now, you might think that – what with Gorgeous Grunge and Timeless Textures, we might have enough textural stamp sets.  But – this one is different entirely.  Well, maybe not entirely, but it’s definitely different enough that it’s a great tool to have in your stash.  So, I combined it with Number of Years and the Large Number Framelits and this is what I came up with!  Take a look-see:

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Now, I played along with two challenges on this one.  The first is a color challenge and it’s what herded me towards a 4th of July card.  Hand Stamped Sentiments Color Challenge #242: Continue reading

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