Monthly Archives: January 2018

Stampin’ Up! You’re Inspiring Picture Perfect Birthday!

Happy happy HAAWWWWPPP Day!!  It’s the middle of the week – and the very last day of January 2018.

Know what that means??  It means…we’re 1/3 of the way thru Sale-A-Bration!  Hard to believe – but it’s true!  And that means you’ve only got 2 months left to cash in on the joining-goodness that IS Sale-A-Bration!  $125 worth of anything-you-want-pick for $99?  Free Shipping?  Two EXTRA free stamp sets?  And then at least 20% off every-and-anything I order? Yes, please!  🙂

My card today uses the beautiful daffodil images in the You’re Inspiring stamp set.  I love yellow daffodils.  I love how generous they are – plant 4 bulbs and they’ll each give you extra!  And – when they’re all popping up in the shade of oaks or pecans…well.  They’re breathtaking!  All that is to explain why I did these all in yellow!  Take a look-see:

Many of the elements of the card come from the inspiration photo from this week’s Just Us Girls challenge. Continue reading

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Stampin’ Up! Sure Do Love You Everyday Valentine!

Good morning!  How goes your week?

I’m excited cuz…Amy and I are busy making plans for fun activities with our team in the Fall – on top of OnStage in the…well.  Fall.  And the Cruise this summer!  And OnStage Local in April!  Stampin’ Up! has become such a huge part of my life – and I’m surely grateful!  Isn’t it lovely to have fun things to look forward to doing with your friends?? 🙂

In case you’re paying attention, it’s almost February.  Which means Valentine’s Day is right around the corner!  

We have a cute little stamp set in the 2018 Occasions Catalog with a perfect sentiment.  Cuz…shouldn’t our Valentine be our Valentine every single day?  Take a look-see:

The design for this one hails from this week’s CAS(E) This Sketch challenge. Continue reading

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Stampin’ Up! Lots to Love About Southern Serenade

Well, shoot-fire, y’all.  It’s freakin’ Monday again!  Sheesh – why does it come so fast and then take so long to get back to the weekend?  Anyone have a clue? I think it’s even harder to face the week when half (or more!) of the weekend was rainy and pretty much nasty, don’t you?  And yes – that’s what we had.  All the day long on Sunday. Finn – not a fan.  He loves the mud but his mom doesn’t so….he got to spend way less time outside than normal. 😦

That kind of weather is, however, great for making cards!  So…I did!  And we did a video last night with one of those projects.  If you were able to join me – thanks so much for spending part of your weekend with me!  If not, but would like to see the project I made with the Lots to Love Box Framelits and the Southern Serenade stamp set, here’s a link to it on YouTube!

I used some of the pretty Sweet Soiree Specialty DSP to make the box with the Lots to Love Box Framelits – I’ve found that the heavier weight of the foil specialty papers works the best for these little boxes.

As you can see in the video – you’ll cut two of the Lots to Love Framelits box die cuts and put them together with Fast Fuse – or Tear & Tape Adhesive like I used! Continue reading

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Stampin’ Up! A Southern Serenade Video Sneak Peek

Good mornin’, y’all!  Welcome to half-way-thru-the-weekend day!  Which isn’t nearly as good as half-way-thru-the-work-week day (aka Haaaaawwwwp Day!!) now is it? 😉

So – as is the norm, I’ll be live tonight on my Stamps-N-Lingers FB page at 8pm eastern.  Now – I’ve heard some stories about FB video crashes the last couple days – so…fingers crossed that they’ve got it all fixed by tonight!

Cuz – I’ve got a fun little project planned for us – and the beautiful Southern Serenade stamp set is just the beginning!  I’ve got a couple other new goodies up my sleeve.  Here’s a sneaky-peek:

I hope to see you tonight!  Here’s that link again! 🙂 Continue reading

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Stampin’ Up! Petals and Peacocks Celebrate You!

Happy weekend, y’all!  Hope you’re enjoying it so far.

We’re replacing the leach field on our septic.  So – yea.  Good times! 😉

My card today is a fun one that uses a few free goodies from the 2018 Sale-A-Bration flyer.  Namely, the Beautiful Peacock stamp set, a sentiment from the Celebrate You Thinlits and some Bubbles & Fizz DSP.  And – I pulled a beautiful die from the Petals & More Thinlits in the 2018 Occasions Catalog.  Take  a look-see:

The layout was sort of loosely inspired by the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches this week. Continue reading

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Stampin’ Up! Labeler Petal Palette Heart Happiness

Friday at last!  Sheesh – these “long” weeks are a booger, aren’t they?? 😉

I’ve got a quick and easy card for you today – just in time for Valentine’s Day or…a friend’s anniversary!  I made it with the Heart Happiness and Petal Palette stamp sets, a little Petal Passion DSP and the Labeler Alphabet stamp set from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog.  Take a look-see:

I need this card in a couple of weeks, but the challenge from The Paper Players this week spurred me to make it now! Continue reading

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Stampin’ Up! Petal Passion and Large Letters for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop



Happy Thursday, y’all – and welcome to another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!! We’ve got a color sketch today – and it’s a great one! – so be sure to check out all the ladies’ projects when you’re done here, won’t you?  

I love black and white together and being able to pick the third color is especially fun!  I decided to use Bermuda Bay (with maybe a little Pool Party thrown in – it’s hard to tell!) and pulled out the wonderful Myths & Magic Specialty DSP.  Then I threw in a few Large Letters and some Petal Passion DSP.  Take a look-see:

Here’s the Blog Hop badge – just so you know it’s for real! 🙂  Thanks, Amy, for the fun challenge! Continue reading

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Stampin’ Up! Picture Perfect Celebrate Amazing You

Happy Hawwwmp day, y’all!  Hope the week is going well for you.

Last week, my friend Amy made a card that I really loved.  Well, I pretty much love all the cards she made. This one I decided to CASE-ish.  Here’s a link to her card.

Like Amy, I used the Picture Perfect DSP and the wonderful Sale-A-Bration freebie….the Celebrate You Thinlits!  Take a look-see:

These were so easy to create – that I made 4 of them! Continue reading

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Stampin’ Up! Happy Wishes and Petals for the Stamp Ink Paper #133

Hey, y’all!  Welcome to Tuesday and another Stamp Ink Paper challenge!  I hope you’ll come and play along with us!  

For my project this week – I pulled out one of the cool FREE goodies from Sale-A-Bration.  The Happy Wishes stamp set is huge and is available with a $100 purchase!  Then I added a little Petal Palette and some Layered Leaves.  Take a look-see

Stamp Ink Paper Challenge #133 is a color challenge! Not my usual color-palette – but…a challenge is a challenge! Continue reading

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Stampin’ Up! Hold On To Hope Thoughts & Prayers

It’s Monday, y’all!  I’ve got but one thing to say about that.  Bleh.

I repeat.  Bleh.

And that’s all on that subject.

If you were able to join me last night for my Facebook Live video, thanks so much for spending part of your weekend with me!  If not, but would like to see how to make this card, here’s the YouTube replay!

I needed a sympathy card this week – my husband’s Granny died last Monday.  She pretty much raised him, so it was a blow.  She was 98 – so it wasn’t a shock.  She was ready to go home.  I thought that the beautiful Hold On To Hope stamp set and the bundled Cross of Hope Framelits were a perfect choice, especially when combined with a sentiment from the Thoughts & Prayers stamp set.  Take a look-see:

Most of the “how” to do this one is in the video, so be sure to check it out! 🙂 Continue reading

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