Monthly Archives: July 2018

Stampin’ Up! The Fun Has Begun on our Stampin’ Up! Alaskan Cruise

Good morning, my peeps!  It’s the first full day on our cruise – and this is an “at sea” day!  We’ll be doing our first SU! session this morning (and will probably get a first look at the 2018 Holiday catalog!  Which I can’t share yet – sorry!).

I figured you might like a few pictures from yesterday…

We arrived at the pier on the first bus of the morning…

And the Explorer of the Seas came into view.

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Stampin’ Up! Alaska Cruise Thank You Ordering Special

Well, folks – today’s the day!  Today we board the Explorer of the Seas and head off on the Stampin’ Up! Alaskan Cruise!

I want to send a huge HUGE thank you to all my customers who helped to make this day possible.  I’m really looking forward to seeing old friends and meeting new, seeing the sights and sharing lots of pictures with y’all!

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Stampin’ Up! Petal Pink Share What You Love for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

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Happy Thursday, y’all – and welcome to another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!! This is another installment of the Joint Blog Hop between the Happy Inkin’ Thursday and Happy Stampers Blog Hop ladies!  I hope you really enjoy all the inspiration you can get from our talented folks!

I used elements from the Share What You Love Suite – including the Love What You Do stamp set and the uber-gorgeous Share What You Love Specialty DSP.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Enjoy Life and a Pop of Petals!

Happy HAWWWMP day, y’all!  I hope wherever you are you’re having a super week!  Wayne and I are exploring the Puget Sound and Sequim and Port Angeles and Port Townsend and…. well.  We’re having a wonderful time! 🙂

My card today is a pretty little number that pulled a couple of elements from the Pop of Petals bundle, a sentiment or two from the Enjoy life stamp set and some beautiful Tea Room Specialty DSP.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Tropical Chic Polka Dots for the Stamp Ink Paper #159

Good morning, my peeps!  It’s Tuesday and that means another Stamp Ink Paper challenge for y’all to play with this week!  And – it’s all about Polka Dots!!

I spied a wonderfully colorful polka dot pattern in the new 2017-2019 In Color DSP pack and it seemed like the perfect backdrop to the Tropical Chic suite of goodies!  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Notes of Kindness Card Kit!

Good morning good morning good morning!!!  GUESS WHAT DAY IT IS?!?

No, silly – it’s not HAWWMP Day!  It’s OFF TO VACAY Day!!

We’re on our way to Seattle – and looking forward to a few days of sight-seeing and trying to get the idea of moving to that area out of my head!

I fear this plan may backfire…. 😉

Anywho…

Next on the agenda is the cruise.  Whoo-hoo!  And I’ve heard tell that the folks who give us all the service that cruises are known for do appreciate a hand-stamped little thank you at the end.  Stampin’ Up! has kindly paid our required gratuity (yes – being an SU! demonstrator is awesome and earning a trip is one heck of a perk…perhaps you’d like to earn a cool trip of your own?) but we can give a little extra at the end to those folks who we think go above and beyond.

Well – it turns out that SU! has ALSO come up with the perfectly perfect All Inclusive Card Kit – called…Notes of Kindness!

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Stampin’ Up! Waterfront in Every Season!

Good morning!  From Atlanta!  Whoo-hoo!  Made it home in good time – pretty easy all the way around.  Watched a movie and did a few blog posts on the ride home!

Arrived to a shocking re-introduction to humidity!  Yikes!  And a dog who can’t hold his licker! 😉

My card for you today is made with the lovely In Every Season stamp set – an image-only set with 12 wonderful flowers – one for every month!  So I used that and a couple of sentiments from the Waterfront set.  I put it all on top of some soft Tea Room Specialty DSP.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Paper Pumpkin Joining Special and….The Adventure Begins!

Well – I’m on my way!  I spent some quality time on the freeways of SoCal yesterday – I thought I might have left Palmdale in time to miss the worst of it, but…

Hmm.  Maybe I DID miss the worst of it! 😉  But even the not-the-worst-of-it was fairly awful.

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Stampin’ Up! Beautiful Promenade on Linen and a Climbing Vine

Good Friday, my peeps!

Well.  It’s hard to believe but…the day has finally arrived.  In some ways it seems like yesterday that I was sitting in the ER with hives.

And in others, it feels like forever that I’ve been out here and waiting for this day!

No matter the perspective, the day has arrived!  This afternoon I head to LA and will fly home tomorrow.  Then there’ll be a whirlwind 24 hours to get everything ready to go.  I know Wayne’s been getting the place ready for us to be gone.  We’ll just need to pack.  And gather Finny’s things for his time at camp….and TAKE him to camp.  I so hope he has a wonderful time.  I’ll have the day to love him up – when we get home again I’ll have to leave before he comes back.

I’m trying to focus on the good part of the trip – and not on the leaving-my-little-man part.  <<insert brave-face emoticon here>> I know he’ll be fine.  And I’ll be fine.

It’s just the doing that’s hard!

But – in about 3 days – we’ll be on the ferry from Seattle to Bainbridge Island on the first part of our trip.  So…Whoo-hooo!!!

These past few days have been a jumble of working and card making.  I made a bunch of cards to share with you while we’re gone – and, of course, there’ll be days when I share pictures of the ship and the glaciers and whales and eagles….and pillow-gifts (without any illegal sneak-peeks of the new Holiday Catalog!).  So – I hope you’re looking forward to sharing the adventure with us!

Today’s card is a soft little number that features the Beautiful Promenade stamp set and bundled Beautiful Layers Thinlits.  I also used my new fave Subtle Dynamic TIEF and the Climbing Vine TIEF.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Birthday Backgrounds Celebration for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!

 

Happy Thursday, y’all – and welcome to another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!! Today’s a color challenge, and I hope you’ll check out everyone’s projects when you’re done here!

Our fun colors this week were Lemon Lime Twist, Lovely Lipstick and Basic Black.  I decided to have a bit of a party with them, so I pulled out the Birthday Backgrounds stamp set and the Calls For A Celebration set!  Take a look-see:

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