Monthly Archives: July 2016

Stampin’ Up! Beautiful Thoughtful Branches Thanks

Happy Sunday-from-Atlanta!  Whoo-hoo! 🙂

Got home to rain and a bounty of vegetables in the garden!  Holy smokes, y’all!  Beans, chili peppers, tomatoes tomatoes tomatoes!!  I’ll post a picture tomorrow after I pick everything.  I can’t wait to eat me a fresh tomato sammich – got to get some cheap old white bread.  Tomato – mayo (NOT Miracle Whip, no-sirrreee!) – salt – pepper…..MMMMMMM!!!

I know you’re all wondering about Duck Duck.  Well, I put on my bestest flowerdy sundress and went to the pond.  Considered going barefoot but that seemed like a not-so-good plan.

She didn’t show.  There was no slo-mo running/waddling towards each other across a flower-strewn field. 😦

We did hear her dulcet tones from next door while we were feeding.  Maybe she’s thinking we’ll tote her goodies over to her.

She’s probably got another think coming, if you catch my drift!  Two can play this game….

So, anywho….on to my card for today.  I gave this card to the hotel staff when I left, to thank them for their kindness to me this past few weeks.  It’s made with the new Thoughtful Branches bundle – which y’all can get day after tomorrow!  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Bursting Birthday Blossoms

Well – good morning!  I don’t want to say that by the time you read this I’ll be on the road home.  Cuz that would mentally lock me into getting up and getting going by the time this posts on Saturday at 7:30 in the A-M.  And I don’t know for sure that I’m going to be doing that!  My current plan is to wake up when I wake up, get up when I get up, pack when I pack and go when I go.

That’s what I’d call a definitive plan, huh? 😉

My card for today was originally for a Birthday card challenge – but I missed it, so…now it’s just a non-challenged birthday card.  It’s also really quick and easy – making it non-challengED and non-challengING!

I used the beautiful Birthday Blossoms stamp set, with some Petite Petals flowers added in.  And, cuz I love it, I brought the new Petal Burst TIEF into play. Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Timeless Penned & Painted Jar of Love

It’s FRIIIIIDDDAAAAAAY.  Which means just gotta get thru this one last day and wake up and go home tomorrow!

Right after I schlep all my stuff into my car in the morning.  Bleh! 😦  But….HOME!!! 🙂

I’m pretty sure when I get there, and “accidentally” call Duck Duck, she’ll come flying waddling home just as fast as her little orange web-footed legs will carry her!

Or not.

Guess we’ll see, huh?

I have a card to share today that’s a sort-of-CASE from a project I saw on Pinterest, from Anja at Ophelia Crafts!  I did put a little of my own spin on it, but I sure did glean some good ideas from her project!  Check it here if you get a shot!  I used the pretty Penned and Painted stamp set to work with the Jar of Love and Everyday Jars bundle.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! 2016 Tax Free Holiday in 12 States!

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There are 12 US states having state sales tax holidays for school supplies. What does that mean for you? Stampin’ Up! products that fall under that category will be tax free for a limited time! If you live in one of the lucky states, make sure to take advantage of the holiday!

You can click on the picture below or check out this PDF to see which states are offering the holiday and relevant information for each state including holiday dates, products that qualify, and dollar limits per item.

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Stampin’ Up! Wetlands Z-Fold Birthday for the Happy Stampers Blog Hop

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Mornin’, y’all –  welcome to another edition of the Happy Stampers Blog Hop.  This week was a color challenge for us to play with – that usually leaves things pretty wide open, so I hope you’ll take a minute to browse all the projects brought to you by the ladies-who-hop!

Here’s our color challenge:

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Now – when I first saw this color combo, I was a little thrown.  The colors just didn’t seem “right” to me and I couldn’t imagine how to put them together to look good!

And then I realized it….Mother Nature puts these colors together every single day! 🙂  So, I pulled out my Serene Scenery DSP Stack to be my inspiration and picked one of my favorite designs in that stack.  I’d also been seeing some Z-Fold cards around on the internet/Pinterest, and wanted to try one of those, too.  Since, at the time, I wasn’t mad at Duck Duck – I decided to add a Wetlands goose.  Take a look-see:

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I just love this beautiful sun-washed grassy meadow in the Serene Scenery DSP stack, don’t you?
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Stampin’ Up! Large Numbers Guy Greetings Birthday Card

Late breaking news! I just found out the 4th-of-July card that I made with the Timeless Textures stamp set was selected as an Artist Pick at Hand Stamped Sentiments!  I want to thank the good folks at HSS for picking my card out of the really great cards that were submitted.  When you have a chance – go check them – and the other winners! – out, okay? You can click right here! If you want to see how I made this card, just click the picture! 🙂

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Happy Hawwmp Day (I checked the calendar – it’s for sure Wednesday!), y’all! 🙂  Which means the week is half over – which means there’s only two more work days ‘afore I get to head for the home-drome!  Of course that also means I should be busy packing my stuff back into the boxes and totes I brought it here in.  Or, for you grammarians….the boxes and totes in which I done brung it!

I have a quick – and sorta sad! – update about Duck Duck.  It appears that, although wild geese mate for life, if domestic geese do the same, well….it’s with other geese.  Appears they don’t stick with humans for good.

Duck Duck seems to have flown…well…waddled…the coop pond.

Yes – it’s true.  Or true as of the writing of this post.  Wayne took her her dinner and….she was gone.  He spied her back next door, where we believe she hails from…with two plain ole white geese.

The kind you’d put an apron on by your front porch.  Only…like…you know….real!

Guess she got her chopped cabbage and watermelon and duck crumbles and cracked corn and showers when it was hot and….sob….just….SOB….LEEEEEEEFFFFFFTTTTTT!!!! (I don’t know how to make a crying emoticon, so pretend there’s one of those right here!).

Maybe she just misses me so terribly that…no, Mary.  No.  You know what they say…if you love something, let it waddle away.  If it loves you back, she’ll return.

Sniff…..

Give me a minute to collect myself.

sniff…

Okay.  I’m good.  I’m pulling up my big girl panties and getting on with my life.

Today’s card is kind of a fun one – I actually chuckled out loud while I was making it (before Wayne called, that is).  I played with a couple of challenges – and let me show you the first one before I show you the card.

Just Us Girls had a photo challenge.  JUGS #353 was all about golf.

JUGS #353 Sketch
So – I used some of the Large Number and Large Letter Framelits.  And some Labeler Alphabet.  And I made a Guy Greetings kinda card.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Pop of Paradise Hello!

Good morning and welcome to Tuesday! 🙂  I’ve got an icy cold fruit drink for you today.  I know it’s gonna slide down cool and easy.

Well.  It’s a card.  That looks like a drink.  So…it would probably be good to not try to drink or eat it.  Cuz…well, you know….paper!

I was playing with a really tropical palette of colors and it sort of made me lean to the Pop of Paradise stamp set.  So that’s what I used to make a card that you could use for almost any occasion – or just because it’s Tuesday!  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Perfectly Wrapped Seaside Shore

Last weekend in Savannah is in the books, folks!  This time next week I’ll be home and – hopefully! – unpacked and back in the home-groove!  And it’ll be August, for goodness sake! Can you even believe that??  I mean, the thermometer definitely knows it’s August, but darned if this year isn’t just flying by!  We just did some Christmas in July, but…it’s going to be Christmas-for-real really soon!

And speaking of which – next week is the deadline to be sure you’re on my list to get a free 2016 Holiday Catalog!  If you’ve placed a $50 or higher order with me in the past year, and you let me see who you are (you’ll know cuz I sent you an e-mail and an ordering gift!), then you’re in – you’ll be getting a catalog in the first half of August.  If you haven’t placed an order, this would be a good time – pick $5o or more of your favorite goodies and I’ll automatically put you on the mailing list! 🙂

Now – speaking of goodies.  The Seaside Shore stamp set, which I played with for today’s card, is what I’d call a “sleeper”.   When I first saw it, I wasn’t all that impressed.  I really couldn’t see me making much with it.  But, now that I’ve got it, and have made a few projects with it – I really really love it.  It’s just so much fun – especially when combined with the By The Shore DSP and the Seaside TIEF.  And for this one, I added a couple of sentiments from the Perfectly Wrapped set.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Beautiful Thoughtful Branches In Our Hearts

Well, I didn’t go see any movies on Saturday. 😦  It occured to me – finally! – that I’ll be needing to pack all my stuff up at the end of this week!  Yikes!  Feels like I just unpacked it.  Probably cuz I did – three weeks is that a-little-too-long-to-not-bring-the-stuff-a-little-too-short-to-get-completely-settled amount of time to be on a trip.  But I suppose whether it’s 3 weeks or 7 weeks, I’ll always find myself at the weekend before I need to pack everything up, huh? 😉

So…that means that I need to be getting a little ahead on cards for next weekend, or risk not having a card to share!  Which means this weekend is the right time to be doing that.

Now – if you were me, and you needed to build a few cards ahead, would you:

  1. Make several quick and easy cards, or
  2. Make 3 cards with lots of fussy cutting

Hmmm?  No – don’t tell me your answer – I know you smart folks would opt for #1.

I, on the other hand, did #2.

As a result, I spent almost all of Saturday making cards.

Three cards.

Maybe today I’ll do things just a little bit smarter!  And maybe decide to take a minute and go see that movie…

Let me ask – are you guys getting excited for the Thoughtful Branches Bundle to be available? I sure hope so – cuz I know it’s a good one.  My card today is another example of what you can do with this great bundle.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Jar of Love Thanks

Hey, y’all!  Happy weekend – I hope you’re getting ready to do something fun.

Like….go see the new Star Trek movie?? 😉  I think (think!) I’m going to wait until I get home next weekend and go see it with Wayne.   But – there’s nothing that says I can’t see it twice, right?!? 😉

I’ve got a little card here today that I made with the Jar of Love stamp set.  Which I think is awesome.

Except for one image/sentiment.  And that one is a little…problematic.

At least it is for a woman living in the South.

Do you know which one I mean?

“Bless Your Heart”.

Now….in parts of the world above the Mason-Dixon line and west of the mighty Mississippi – that’s a very nice way to show your appreciation for someone.

Not so much down this-a-way!  Down here…it’s kind of what we say instead of….well.  You know!

So – what do I do?  I want to use that sentiment – I really like it (the face-value meaning, not the South’s double meaning!).  But…what if I inadvertently sent it to someone who knows what that means in the south??  Will they think I’m telling them to…well.  You know.

Whatcha think?? 🙂

Needless to say, I didn’t use that one in today’s card.  Take a look-see:

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