Monthly Archives: April 2018

Stampin’ Up! Rustic Climbing Orchid

Morning, y’all – it’s Finally Friday!  And I’m glad.  It’ll be nice to not have to think about the “real job” for a minute – I’ve sorta got my hands full fretting about Finn.  Full Finn Fretting, if you will.  It’s a full-time job, for certain sure. 😉

The card I made today is clean and simple – and made easy by the existence of the Climbing Orchid bundle – which includes the Orchid Builder Framelits!  When I added a bunch of pink orchids to some Wood Textures DSP I got…well, take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Beautiful Day Butterflies for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Happy Thursday, y’all – and welcome to another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!! It’s color week and we’ve got the full complement of hoppers today!  Do be sure to check out all their projects when you’re done here, won’t you?

Now – I saw a card a few days back that used the butterfly in the Beautiful Day stamp set.  That card maker had stamped it in Black on DSP that I believe is the same that I used today.  I totally thought I could find that card to give credit where credit is due, but…no.  So –  my apologies! 🙂

On Wednesday morning, I saw the biggest, most beautiful yellow and black butterfly I’ve seen in a long time – y’all, he was as big as my hand!  I desperately wanted a picture – but he was being persnickety and wouldn’t hold still.  But – he was the impetus for this card today.  I stamped him on Painted With Love Specialty DSP and added a few images and sentiments from the Love What You Do stamp set.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Finn Is Home

Just a quick update for the Finn Fan Club.

The man is home and sleeping in his kennel.  He’s got a couple of holes in the noggin – with some staples showing.

Badges of courage, don’t you know?

Right now he’s drunk on sedative – so not quite sure what his feet are doing.

Which means sleep is the best medicine for tonight.

Just wanted you all to know so you didn’t need to worry about him tonight! 🙂

He’d have sat up to show you his wounds, but…he was too sleepy.

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Stampin’ Up! Rooted in Nature Sneak Peek

Happy Hawwmp Day, y’all!  I’m going to be pretty darned glad when this week is over.  It’s sorta sucked so far!

And – that suck-age has sure sapped my creative mojo today.  It took forever for inspiration to hit.  I borrowed some ideas from the wonderful samples for the Rooted in Nature stamp set and other products in the new Nature’s Poem Suite.  You’ll all be able to order these goodies from the new 2018-2019 Annual Catalog in June!  For now – take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Finn Update

Forgive the multiple posts today – but I thought Finn’s Fans would like an update.

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Stampin’ Up! Share What You Love With Coffee Cafe for the Stamp Ink Paper #146

Mornin’, y’all!  It’s Tuesday so…time for another Stamp Ink Paper challenge!

I pulled out an old standby – the Coffee Cafe stamp set and matching Coffee Cups Framelits, plus the Coffee Break DSP for this one.  And added a little smattering of new goodies!  Take a look-see:


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Stampin’ Up! Clearance Rack Updated!

It’s that time of year and Stampin’ Up! has updated the Clearance Rack with a bunch of new items!  There are lots of dies, punches and embellishments now available at up to 60% off!!  Clearance Rack deals are only good while supplies last so shop now for the best selection – getcha some of these great deals now before they’re gone!

Click here to go right to the Clearance Rack in my online store to start shopping those deals!

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Stampin’ Up! Under the Sea of Textures Sneak Peek

Good Monday, y’all.

I mean – it’s definitely Monday.  I guess the “good” part remains to be seen, huh?? 🙂

So – if you were able to join me last night for my Facebook Live video, thanks for spending part of your weekend with me!  I do appreciate it!  If not, but you’d like to watch, here’s the sort-of-but-not-really instant replay on YouTube!

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Stampin’ Up! Under the Sea of Textures Video Sneak Peek

Mornin’, my peeps!  We’re half-way thru the weekend and I hope yours is going well for you!  Finn and I had a good day yesterday.  Started with a trip to the Farmer’s Market – which he thought was awesome!  Lots of pettings and one booth had dog treats.  Which he graciously agreed to sample.

And then made sure I got their card.  Cuz…yummo!

Then he went off to camp and I went shopping for dog food, cat food and stall bedding.

It’s a glamorous life, y’all!

So – as is the norm these days, we’ll do a video this evening over on my Stamps-N-Lingers FB page.  BUT – it’s going to be at 7pm Eastern (an hour early!!) so I can go to our team meeting at 8!  Make note of the earlier time, okay?  And  – here’s a sneaky peek at what we’ll be working on!

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Stampin’ Up! Make a Difference Under the Sea

Mornin’, y’all1  Hope you’ve got a great weekend ahead of you!  Finny and I have some plans – we’re going to hit the Farmer’s Market and then he’s going to go to camp for a while so I can do some shopping!  When I called to make his reservation, I asked if there was room for Finn.  She asked my name – said they’ve got a few “Finn’s” who come.  When I told her my name, I also said – it’s the Aussie.  And SHE replied with “OH – I was hoping it was him – I just LOVE him!”  It’s a burden he bears with stoic dignity.

And a madly wiggling wriggler!

My card today is actually three cards.  I used the new Memories & More Small Notecards and Envelopes, the Make a Difference stamp set (which will be available to customers on 1 May in the Share What You Love early release) and … the octopus die from the Under The Sea Framelits.  Take a look-see:

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