Monthly Archives: August 2016

Stampin’ Up! Sneak Peek – Greetings From Detailed Santa!

Welcome welcome, y’all!  If you’ve stopped by from Amy’s blog, thanks for taking the time to visit!  If you’re one of my regulars – well, you guys already know I’m happy and grateful to see you! 🙂

As I sit here typing away on Saturday night, I’ve got one of my favorite movies of all time playing….The Fifth Element.  Do y’all know it?  Bruce Willis at his sexiest best! I’m a total sucker for Snake Eaters – real or fictional!  And for the guys…. Milla Jojovich.  Yes, even I can admit she’s gorgeous!  But, Bruce?  Yea.

Best line of the movie….”Do you…mind….if I try?”  Followed by a quick shoot-’em-up and “Anyone else want to negotiate?”  And who can forget….”Big badda BOOOOM!!!?”  And “Multi-paaaas”.  Or….”Negative…I am a meat popsicle”.  Oh, there’s just too many good lines! 🙂

Ha – I’m chuckling just in anticipation of seeing and hearing those scenes again! Picture me rubbing my hands together with glee!

So while I do that, how’s about I share a quick card that uses the new coming-to-a-2016-Holiday-Catalog-near-you Greetings From Santa bundle?  Greetings from Santa is the same of the stamp set, and it coordinates with the Detailed Santa Thinlits.

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All I needed to add to this bundle for my card today was a piece of the Warmth & Cheer DSP stack and some Cherry Cobbler 3/8″ Silky Taffeta Ribbon.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Sneak Peek – Totally Trees Stylized Birthday!

Well, good morning – I’m grateful to y’all for giving me a few minutes of your Saturday morning!  I’ll confess that my title is a tad misleading – only the Totally Trees stamp set – from the new Holiday Catalog is a true “sneak peek”!  But – the Stylized Birthday stamp is new in the Annual Catalog – and new to me!  My oh-so-uber-cool upline and friend, Amy Koenders, suprised me with it the other day!  This was a stamp I had on my Wish List but just hadn’t acquired yet.  So, it was wicked cool to get it out of the blue!

And I was right to want it on my wish list!  It’s a really pretty little sentiment – it’s an a la carte stamp, which means you get one image.  And it’s a good one!

Totally Trees is a lot of fun – it’s got lots of different images and you can put them together in all sorts of ways to make lots and lots of…well,  trees!!  And a sun.  And…coconuts, too!

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I added a little bit of Gorgeous Grunge and here’s what resulted.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Better Together Flourishing Sympathy!

Good morning, y’all.  I hope your week went well and that you’re all ready for the weekend.  And that you’re all safe and sound – there are many of our fellows this morning that are neither safe, nor sound.  If any of you are in the floods or fires – you have my heartiest wish for better times. 🙁

My card today is a sympathy card for a friend.  She requested one – I don’t know if this is going to answer the mail or not.  She wanted it personalized, but had no ideas for how to do that.  So…hopefully “pretty” will work!

I used some of the pretty copper foil paper from the soon-to-be-available Petals & Paisleys Specialty DSP and some from the Irresistibly Floral DSP in the Annual Catalog.  With the addition of my Better Together sentiments, and some die cuts, I got what I think is a lovely sympathy card.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Thoughtful Branches Thanks for the Happy Stampers Blog Hop

Mornin’, y’all –  welcome to another edition of the Happy Stampers Blog Hop.  It’s sketch challenge week and I hope you’ll take a minute to browse all the projects brought to you by the ladies-who-hop!  I’m bettin’ you see a lot of cool ideas with plenty of inspiration for you!

First off, here’s the sketch we were all working with:

I decided to do another card with the Thoughtful Branches bundle – just to tempt any of you who have not added this one to your stash, and to give those of you who have gotten it another idea for how to use this great set!  I added a pretty piece of Serene Scenery DSP.  Take a look-see:

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It’s a little hard to see in the photos, but there are three blue hydrangeas on the card front.  They’re layered with two on the bottom and the third popped over the top of them.
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Stampin’ Up! Thoughtful Branches Birthday Blossoms!

Happy HAWWMP day, y’all!

I don’t know about y’all, but it’s so ridiculously hot and humid here….I think I’ve been sweating glowing-like-a-nuclear-reactor all day.  

The vet called early this morning (Tuesday) asking if he could come early.  Of course, I said yes, right?  I mean…I’m gonna say no?? 😉  

So, at 1030, I went and opened the gate and then moved some vehicles around at the barn so he could back in.  Then I got a soda and sat on the porch waiting for him.  11 – 12 he’d said.

In case you’re not aware, the individual voted most-likely-to-never-show-up-on-time is really not the cable guy.  It’s the horse vet.

Usually not his fault – calls take more time than he thought (us horse owners like to yak at the vet when we finally get him cornered – asking all those little questions that have been swirling in our heads), emergencies crop up.  We get it.  Us horse owners, that is.  We know that waiting is just part of it.  We even have an acronym.  WOV.  Waiting On Vet.

Not really – I just made that up.  But we should have an acronym for it!

He finally pulled in at 1pm.  And then it all went very well from there.  As predicted – the promise of peppermints brought everyone to the barn.

But OH. MY.  GOODNESS.  It was so hot – even with all the stall fans and the big aisle fan on.  I was dripping “glow” all over!  Yuk.

In between all that, I was on a long telecom for work – one of those meetings where they think you can hear anything they’re saying. But you really really can’t.

What I’m trying to say is – I’ve been a little distracted today, and that really crimped my creative juices.  Or it was the heat and the glowing.  IDK.

But when I finally got it going, I ended up combining a few stamp sets – Thoughtful Branches and Birthday Blossoms – with a few Thinlit sets – Beautiful Branches and Hearth & Home – and a couple of embossing folders – Petal Burst and Woodland.  See whatcha think – take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Spooky Fun Halloween Treat!

Good morning!  Hope your Tuesday is looking like it’ll be a good one.  We’ve got the vet coming for the yearly shots and teeth exams and physicals for the horses.  They love when the vet comes.

Sure – and little kids love going to the doctor!  He uses lollipops (or – do they still do that or is everyone too afraid of sugar!?) and I use peppermints.  Yes – they can all be bought with peppermints.  I can call them up in the middle of the day and they’ll come a-runnin’.  Cuz my policy is to alwaysALWAYS – give them a peppermint when they come in.  And I give them a peppermint when they’re all done!

Mary Poppins used a spoonful of sugar – it’s the same idea!

Bribery is a valid form of persuasion! 🙂

For today’s project,  I decided this would be a good time for a Halloween card.  I don’t know why – I just did!  So I used a few new sets from the Holiday Catalog – Spooky Fun, Halloween Scares and the a la carte stamp called Halloween Treat – which is just the cutest image!

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I combined all these sets with….some By The Shore DSP! I know – a bit unexpected, but…well, take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Thoughtful Branches and Greatest Greetings!

Good Monday morn to y’all.  Here we are again, embarking on another work week.

Sunday went a little sideways on me – got this card done, and then a family semi-emergency offered the perfect excuse to not do any closet cleaning out.  And that little event kept me busy the rest of the day.

But, before that happened, I took the opportunity to sit down and make a card to share, using the available-now-thru-the-end-of-the-month-and-only-while-supplies-last Thoughtful Branches stamp set.  You know those little dashes between the words mean you have to read them real fast without taking a breath, right?  Did you do that?  If you didn’t, you should go back and try it again.  I’ll wait.

Better now?  It makes so much more sense when you read it that way, doesn’t it?? 😉

Anywho – Thoughtful Branches stamp set and Beautiful Branches Thinlits (didn’t use the Thinlits on this card, just the stamp set!) – if you love this bundle (and who doesn’t!?), best get it right quick-like.  It just won’t be around forever!

I added some Petals & Paisley DSP, the Woodland TIEF and a quick sentiment from Greatest Greetings.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Father Christmas for a Single Stamp Set Sunday!

Well, I failed in my plan to get into another hoarder-hide-away. 🙁  Just didn’t want to – I wanted to make a card or two!  So that’s what I did and we’ll get right to it, cuz I figure y’all have things to do today, yes?  Let’s all delude ourselves that I’m going to do what I need to do today, too, shall we?  If we all believe, it could happen!

The stamp set I used today is one that caught my eye from the moment I saw it in the new Holiday Catalog.  Father Christmas – is a beautiful, vintage-y set, just itching to be front and center on your Christmas cards this year.

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I did it up in classic vintage colors – Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler and Always Artichoke.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Vintage Leaves, Pines and Paisleys for Thanksgiving!

Made it to another weekend – my, how time does seem to fly!  Is it because I’m getting older…or is it because I have company coming in 27 days?  Or…what do y’all think?  I mean, seriously – it feels like I’m gonna blink and it’s going to be Christmas!

In 2025!! 🙂  Sheesh.

So today’s card is probably going to annoy you guys a little – cuz I called on my new favoritest stamp and Thinlit set – the Christmas Pines bundle from the 2016 Holiday catalog.  I can’t help it very much, y’all – I just flat love this set.  So…I’m gonna use it!  I did combine it with another great set – the Vintage Leaves stamp set and Leaflets Framelits.  And, once again, the new Paisleys & Posies stepped in to give me a sentiment.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Let’s Talk….Paper Pumpkin!

So here we are on Friday (yea!) and I spent my day…not card making…no, I spent my day cleaning out closets.  Most of my day.  Two closets.  And a couple of drawers.  

Why, you may ask?

Well – cuz I have company coming.  From Russia! 🙂  In less than a month.  Like…in 28 days.  He’s my Russian “son” – he lived with Wayne and me for a year as an Exchange Student back when we lived in Alabama.  He was a senior in high school and he wanted to graduate and get an American diploma.

Have I mentioned we don’t have kids?  So – there we were, with a teenage Russian kid, experiencing all the angst of his senior year in high school,  with acceptable – but not sterling! – English.  And we hadn’t had any of the lead up – we had no real experience with kids.

It was so much fun.  We went to the lake with him and tried to explain away Speedo’s on an Alabama lake!  We took him to Colorado to visit my mom at Christmas.  I ate caviar (not good!).  We rode horses together.  He helped us do a haunted hay ride at Halloween. He was “our” kid for a year.

We were sad when he left us.  But we stayed in touch…sort of…for many years.

And then came Facebook!  And a message asking if I was “Mom?”

And now, he’s jumped thru all the hoops and will be coming to stay in…28 days.

So – now I need to do some serious….SERIOUS….cleaning!

Also – the image of packed closets and rooms I’m afraid to go into haunt my dreams and wake me up.  I fear that I’m just a couple of McDonald’s wrappers from being classified a hoarder! 🙁

So that’s what I did today.  Not card make.  As happens to so many of us – “real” life frequently got between me and my hobby of making cards.

Enter…Paper Pumpkin – for when you need to create something pretty, but you don’t have the time to think it up!! 🙂

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I pulled out my July kit…

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…and discovered all the fixin’s to make 8 totally adorable little gift/treat boxes!

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I only made two of them – for these little guys you’ll want to put your treats in before you close them up all the way – but I wanted you to see how cute they are!

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Click this next picture to go right to a quick video that’ll show you how these little guys are made:

And – as it happens, this is a great time to give Paper Pumpkin a try!  It’s BOGO month – and who doesn’t like a BOGO?

Paper Pumpkin BOGO

This promotion is going on right now and will continue until this time in October.  

Offer Dates: August 11–October 10, 2016

When you use promo code “BOGO” at, you’ll pay the regular price of $19.95 USD/$26.95 CAD and get your second month for FREE!  

If you subscribe with the promo code between now and September 10, you will pay full price for the September kit and get the October kit free. If you subscribe between September 11 and October 10, your first kit will be the October kit and you will get the November kit free!

Here’s the deets!

  • IMPORTANT: Offer invalid if subscription is suspended or cancelled during the first two months.  In other words, subscribers cannot cancel or suspend their subscription during their first two months—if they do, the offer is void.  So…you can’t put your subscription on hold or cancel until after the first two full months.After the first two months, the subscription will continue for $19.95 USD/$26.95 CAD + tax per month (shipping included) unless cancelled or suspended. Ends October 10, 2016.
  • This offer is open to first-time subscribers only.
  • Not valid on prepaid subscriptions.
  • Ends October 10, 2016 (the last day to subscribe and get the October kit).

Now – it’s too late for y’all to get in on the August kit ( 🙁 ) but here’s a quick look at the stamp set that will be coming with it – which I share just to give you an idea of how fun the stamp sets are in PP kits – and those stay with you long after your kit is used.

13934692_1744450362479505_1961956870567696958_nI can’t wait to get mine! 🙂

So – if you’d like to get the Big Box of Creative Fun (aka Paper Pumpkin) delivered right to your doorstep, click right here to go and get yourself signed up.  And you don’t have to suffer from FOBO (Fear Of a Better Offer) – cuz this BOGO is the best deal goin’! 🙂


Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift – your choice of any item valued up to $8.00 in the 2015-16 Annual Catalog.



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Catalog shares are a great way to get a sampling of all the new papers, ribbons and embellishments in a new Stampin’ Up! catalog.  I’ve got several options for you – check out the listing here – or head over to the 2016 Holiday Catalog Shares page to see all the new products in the shares, and to get signed up.  Deadline to get your name on my list is 28 Aug!

New Designer Series Paper Shares – $16 plus $6 for Priority Mail shipping

You’ll receive 56 6″ x 6″ sheets of designer paper!

12 total – Halloween Night Specialty DSP (2 6×6 sheet of 5 two-sided designs plus 2 sheets of one-sided Silver Foil designs)
6 total – Candy Cane Lane DSP (1 6×6 sheet of each of 6 two-sided designs)
12 total – Petals & Paisley Specialty DSP  (2 6×6 sheets of 5 designs plus 2 sheets of one sided Copper Foil designs)
2 total – Copper Foil Sheets (2 sheets)
6 total – Presents & Pine Cones DSP  (1 6×6 sheet of each of 6 two-sided designs)
6 total – Fancy Frost Specialty DSP (1 6×6 sheet of each of 6 one-sided designs)
12 total – Warmth & Cheer DSP Stack (1 6×6 sheet of each of 12 two-sided patterns)

New Ribbon and Embellishment Share – $23 plus $6 for Priority Mail shipping

You’ll receive 46 yards of new ribbon and trim, and 51 embellishments (treat bags, treat boxes, Christmas trinkets, pinecones, bells and enamel shapes!)

10 yds total – Candy Cane Lane Baker’s Twine – 1 Real Red and 1 Whisper White with red metallic thread (5 yds of each color)
1 yd total – Real Red 3/4″ Stitched Edge Ribbon (1 yd)
3 yds total – Kraft Rope Trim (3 yds)
15 yds total – Baker’s Twine Tri Pack – Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green and Gold (5 yds of each color)
2 yds total – 3/8″ Silky Taffeta Ribbon – Cherry Cobbler and Emerald Envy (1 yd of each color)
2 yds total – 3/8″ Glitter Ribbon – Sweet Sugarplum and Silver (1 yd of each color)
3 yds total – 3/8″ Ribbon Trio – , Mint Macaron, Delightful Dijon and Rich Razzleberry (1 yd of each color)
10 yds total – Halloween Nights Baker’s Twine – Basic Black Twisted with Basic Gray and Pumpkin Pie (5 yds of each color)
8 total – Mini Pinecones (8 pinecones)
6 total – Christmas Trinkets Embellishments – Gingerbread Man, Bells, Holly Sprig (2 each of 3 designs)
20 total – Mini Jingle Bells – Red and Silver (10 of each color)
12 total – Halloween Night Enamel Dots – Old Olive, Perfect Plum and Pumpkin Pie (4 of each color – in two sizes of dots)
4 total – Mini Tassels – Basic Black and Silver (2 of each color)
2 total – 6″ x 17″ Gusseted Cello Bags – 2 bags
1 total – White Gift Boxes – 1 Box

Want it all? $39 plus $6 for Priority Shipping

You’ll get shares of all of the new Designer Series Papers, Designer Series Paper Stacks, ribbons and embellishments.

And if you’d like double shares of either the designer paper or ribbon, that’s fine too.  I’ll cut the designer paper sheets into 6×12 so that you’ll be able to get 3 full A2 size card fronts from each sheet (except for the Warmth & Cheer DSP Stack, you’ll get double sheets of that since it’s already precut at 6″x6″!).

Anyone is welcome to join in my share (please note, I can only ship to addresses within the US). If you’d like to join us, either complete the form below or email the following information to

Go to my 2016 Holiday Catalog Shares page – here – to see all the goodies and get signed up!  Deadline to get on the list is 28 Aug!

Don’t Forget to Redeem Your Bonus Days Coupons!

It’s time to start using those Stampin’ Up! Bonus Days Coupons that you earned in July!  The coupons are valid on any type of order from now through the end of August.  Here are the details:

  • There’s no limit on the number of coupons you can use on an order during redemption.
  • Bonus Days coupons codes can be used in the checkout process during the redemption period.
  • All order types qualify for this promotion.  Coupons can be redeemed on any order type.
  • Bonus Days coupon codes can be redeemed for any product, excluding Starter Kits and Paper Pumpkin subscriptions.  New prepaid Paper Pumpkin codes can be redeemed.
  • During the redemption period, shipping and tax will be calculated based on your order total after your coupon codes have been applied.
  • Coupon codes may only be redeemed once. Codes are redeemed when an order is closed using the codes. If a closed order using a code (or multiple codes) is cancelled, the coupon code(s) cannot be “un-redeemed” for use on a new order.


Redemption period: August 2–31, 2016

Redemption Deadlines:  August 31, 2016 by 11:50 PM (MT)

Need a 2016 Holiday Catalog?  I’ve got a whole passel of them now, so…get yours today! 🙂  You can request one over on my Contact page!

If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator. Just click on the Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions. Happy Stamping!

Shop the Clearance Rack here. Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! Products – Join my Punkin Head Peppermint Rewards – My online customer thank you program!

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