Monthly Archives: October 2018

Stampin’ Up! Festive Winter Woods and Leaves

Good morning from Atlanta, y’all!  Had an uneventful flight home yesterday – but…I do not EVER EVER want to hear about how awful the Atlanta airport is.


DIA was….horrendous.  Gas Pump at airport wouldn’t take my credit card (they’d like a Debit card, thank you!) – had to stand in line with the people needing cokes and lotto tickets.  Thirty minutes.  Rental place drops everyone off on one side of the terminal.  Hike thru to the non-United side to get to Delta.  Delta figured that TWO people checking the non-First-Class folks in would be plenty.  Uhm…not so much.  So…twenty minutes there.  Thirty minutes in the security line.  Decipher the train plan.

Yea.  I don’t know why anyone flies anymore.  I really do not.  Except for the whole…get across the country in three hours instead of twenty four.  But…OTHER than that…why!!?

But – that’s yesterday’s news – I made it home in spite of all that falderall.

And – I have a fun card to share with you today! 🙂

It’s got a little Festive Farmhouse plaid, some Winter Woods bare trees and sentiment….and a little Detailed Leaves die cuts.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Glistening Snowflake on Buffalo Plaid

Well – when you get this post in your inbox, I’ll be just putting the last of my stuff in the car and getting ready to head to town to the airport.  🙁

But – on a brighter note – I’m only about 12 hours from seeing the Man!  Can’t wait to hug his wiggle-self!

Remember I won’t be on FB tonight – I land way too late to be ready in time.  I’ll be back next week!

For today, I made some more plaid from the Buffalo Check background stamp and added the large snowflake from the Snowfall Thinlits and some sentiments from the Snow Is Glistening stamp set.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Happiness Surrounds Your Day!

Happy weekend, y’all!  Hope you’ve got something fun planned.

I have a plane flight planned.  Which – is NOT fun.  Not in any way that you slice it.  Tomorrow’ll be a 12 hour day to get back to Atlanta.  Bleh bleh bleh.  But we’ve had a great visit and gotten done all the things we needed to do while I was here.  So – bonus!

But – expectation management:  I will NOT be doing a Facebook live tomorrow – so sorry!  I don’t even land in Atlanta until a little after 5, so…just can’t do it, y’all!  I’ll be back next weekend, I promise!!

Let’s not think about that unpleasantness right now, though, shall we?  Instead, let’s take a look at a card that comes from the second stamp set in the upcoming Snowflake Showcase (available 1 Nov – 30 Nov 18).  This is the Happiness Surrounds stamp set and…it gives a completely different look from the Snow Is Glistening set I used yesterday.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Snow is Glistening Merry Christmas

Well.  Here we are.  It’s Friday already – and getting close to the end of my time in Colorado.  Pretty hard to believe – when I arrived two weeks ago it felt like we had lots of time.  But….nope.  The time has flown – I can’t believe it’s almost over.  🙁

I made a fun little card for you guys today with the upcoming, limited availability Snow is Glistening stamp set (coming on 1 Nov), that I put on a little bit of Santa’s Workshop Specialty DSP.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Warm Hearted Thanks for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

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 pulled out the pretty host-exclusive stamp set called Warm Hearted and added some leafy elements.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Signs of Santa’s Workshop

Happy Happy Hawwmp day, y’all!  Today we’re headed into town for a bit – and part of our day’s agenda is to meet a couple of customer/friends for lunch while we’re in town!  I’m very much looking forward to meeting them! 🙂

In the meantime, I’ve made a quick little card for you using the new Signs of Santa stamp set and matching Santa’s Signpost Framelits.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Happiness Surrounds Sneak Peek!

Mornin’, my peeps – hope you’re having a great week!  It’s gorgeous – again!  – here in Colorado – although…it was like…13F when I got up this morning.  Which is approximately 50F too cold for this girl! 😉

My card today is from the soon-to-be-available Happiness Surrounds stamp set.  This is a set in the Snowflake Showcase suite coming in November.  It’s only going to be available for a limited time – so be ready to snag it up on 1 Nov.  I paired it with some more pumpkin-y goodness from the Toil & Trouble DSP.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Sincerely Santa Project Kit

Happy Monday, y’all!  Hope you had a great weekend!  We got the promised snow and holed up at the house on Sunday.  Watched the Bronco’s.

Let’s just not talk about that game, okay? 🙁

I want to share a really cool project kit from the 2018 Holiday Catalog – it’s called the Sincerely Santa Kit.  And it’s totally cool.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Just a Note to Wish You Well

Good morning, y’all!  Hope your weekend is going swimmingly!

WE will not be swimming – cuz of how it’s colder than a well-digger’s lunch bucket here (that’s REALLY cold in case you’re unfamiliar with the analogy!).

So – I’ve come to the sad realization that I just don’t have enough internet speed/bandwidth here to do a FB Live – so…we’re going to have to skip that for today.  I’ll try to be back next week, though!

I made a simple little card using the Wishing You Well stamp set and some pumpkins from the Toil & Trouble DSP.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Alpine Adventure in Plaid!

Good Saturday, y’all!  We’re waiting for another round of snow for the weekend and then looking for beautiful Colorado days all next week.  Whoo-hoo!

My friend from…forever?…is coming up on Monday and spending the night with us.  I met Sally when we were Girl Scout riding camp counselors (she was Bak and I was Pegasus and we still call each other those camp names!) in the Colorado mountains when we were in college.  We very very quickly became the best the best of friends.  No matter how long we’re apart – when we get together, it’s like there’s been no time passing at all.  Y’all have friends like that I hope! 🙂

A few (maybe…20?) years ago, we’d have had a “sleepover” – complete with roasted marshmallows (even if we had to roast them over an electric stove.  Yes – that’s doable!), multiple movies (like…Man From Snowy River and Star Trek), and we’d have stayed up most of the night.

These days?  I’ll have a blog post to do for Tuesday and she’s got an online meeting she has to do for her work!  Oh – and we’ll crash by 9, I have no doubt.

We’re not quite as spry as we used to be, huh? 😉

But – we’ll have a good time, there’s definitely no doubt about that! 🙂

My card for today uses a new (to me) set from the 2018 Holiday Catalog called Alpine Adventure!  I put it over some blue plaid that I created with the Buffalo Check Background.  Take a look-see:

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