Monthly Archives: March 2021

Stampin’ Up! Boho Indigo Feeling Blue

Happy happy HAWWWMP DAAAAY!!!  Here we go on the downhill side of the week!! Hope yours is going well.

My last couple of cards have been clean-and-simple.  And…I liked them.  I really did.

No – really – that Flowering Cactus Medley is amazing!

But – let’s get real.  CAS isn’t really my jam, right?

So – today, I fell gratefully back into my wheelhouse – with another medley.  This time, it’s the soon-to-be-retiring, gorgeous Boho Indigo Medley!  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Flowering Cactus Life Can Be Prickly!

Good morning, y’all and happy Tuesday!  Hope your week is proceeding apace to the weekend.

Now – let me say, to start out….I hadn’t intended to use the Flowering Cactus Medley two days in a row.

I really hadn’t.  I even second and third guessed my decision.  But – once the card was in my head – I had to make it.  So…I hope you’ll give me a pass!  Take a look-see:

The layout is from the FUSION challenge this week – obviously I used the sketch side!

My friend and teammate, Pam Kean, had sent me a card a while back and I loved it!

On Monday, my eye fell on it again and my brain said…make THAT – but with a cactus.  So – I did!

I started with a piece of Basic White that I embossed in the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder.

Next up, I cut a pretty piece of Flowering Cactus DSP (included in the Medley) using a Stitched So Sweetly rectangle die.

I adhered the die cut to the white panel with Liquid Glue, trimmed the excess with my Paper Trimmer and matted the whole thing on Mint Macaron for the card front.

I used a Stitched Shapes square to cut a Calypso Coral square – then used a Layering Squares die to cut out the middle to create a frame.  Then I snipped the frame on one edge.

I cut another same-size Stitched Shapes square from Mint Macaron and then “wove” the Calypso Coral frame around it – adhering the snipped ends with a little Liquid Glue.

I cut a smaller Stitched Shapes square from Basic White and adhered it with Liquid Glue.  Then I adhered the whole thing over the Stitched So Sweetly DSP piece with Liquid Glue.

I used a die in the Flowering Cactus Medley to cut one of the Calypso Coral-tinged cacti from the Flowering Cactus DSP and popped it onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

On a narrow strip of Basic White, I stamped the Flowering Cactus sentiment in Mossy Meadow.  Then I popped it across the bottom of the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I used some Glue Dots to adhere a few of the Calypso Coral felt embellishments and the card front was done!

On the inside, I added a second Flowering Cactus sentiment in Mossy Meadow.  Next to it, in stamped-off-once Calypso Coral, I added a pretty double-flower.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Mint Macaron mat and into my Mossy Meadow card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Basic White Medium Envelope got the flower image again – but in full strength Calypso Coral – on the front…

…and more of the Flowering Cactus DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  So…can you forgive me??  I really love how this turned out (thanks, Pam, for the inspiration!) and I am really REALLY loving all the pieces and parts that you get when you snap up the Flowering Cactus Medley!!

I hope you like!

If you’d like to recreate this card, all the products and card cuts are listed below!

TTFN

M

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 16 MAR – 31 MAR: 4JAZHS6V

Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift (AND the Monthly Card Tutorial) from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in any active Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!  See my Customer Rewards page for full details.

Note: Make sure that you can see my name on the final checkout page listed as your Demonstrator when you order so that you know that you’re ordering with me and you’ll get my rewards!

You’ll also be getting a link to my ZOOM The Craftroom (an exclusive TWICE-A-WEEK online event for my customers) and the monthly Online Tutorial.   The March Tutorial features the Simply Succulents Bundle!  


If you love great deals, our Last-Chance Products Sale is the perfect time to shop. You’ll get deep discounts on your favorite products from the 2020–2021 Annual Catalog—and as an extra bonus—you’ll get a peek at the list of items carrying over to the other catalogs.  Many items will sell out fast, so don’t delay—head over to my Online Store and get started right now!

Here’s the deets:

Sales Period: 24 March, 1:00 PM (MT) – 3 May 2021, 11:59 PM (MT)

  • Only select items in the 2020–2021 Annual Catalog will be discounted.
  • Sale applies to all order types except host items (see Last-Chance Products List for items on sale).
  • No minimum purchase is required.
  • Retiring items are available while supplies last.
  • Items and discounts may vary by market (depending on inventory levels).
  • Exclusions apply: Carryover items and some retiring items will not be discounted.
  • Items carrying over from a mini catalog into another mini catalog will not be available until that catalog is released.
  • Items carrying over from the annual catalog to another catalog will be available continuously.
  • For information about the Last-Chance Products from the 2021 January–June Mini Catalog, click here.
    Ordering deadlines:

DEADLINE for ordering is 3 May 2021; 11:59 PM (MT)

Click here to go right to the Last Chance Products in my Online Store!

Would you like to see listings of the Retiring products?

    • 2020-2021 Annual Catalog Retiring list as a PDF
    • Click here to see ALL the Item in a sortable Excel Spreadsheet 
    • See the sortable list with the non-English language sets removed right here!

Remember, even if a BUNDLE carries over to the next catalog, it most likely will NOT be at the 10%-off bundle price, so get them while you can at their discounted price!!

While you’re at it, be sure to take a really hard look at your stash of 2019-2021 In Color goodies, too – those are going fast!  Ink Pads, Refills and Stampin’ Blends are all showing Low Inventory, so…tarry not!

Happy shopping, y’all!  And don’t forget – it’s all WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!!


Get the Stampin’ Up! Products Used in This Project: 

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Mossy Meadow Cardstock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 4 1/4″)

Mint Macaron Cardstock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); Large Stitched Shapes Square

Calypso Coral Cardstock: Large Stitched Shapes Square frame

Basic White Cardstock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); 1/4″ x 3 7/8″ (sentiment); Small Stitched Shapes Square

Flowering Cactus DSP:  Die cut cactus on front; Stitched So Sweetly Rectangle die cut on front; envelope flap


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!


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Finn Fan Fix 

Just a little look at some “Spring” around the farm!

Really pretty long-view of the pasture with the girls.

A little closer – can’t help it – I love this time of year, here!  Of course, I’m also a little partial to those golden girls in the late afternoon sunshine! 🙂

And…the camera lens filters out the massive clouds of yellow pollen floating all over here and there!

TTFN

M

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Stampin’ Up! Flowering Cactus Happy Birthday Card!

Mornin’, y’all – and happy Monday!  Hope you’ve got a good week ahead of you as we head into Easter weekend!

Now, you guys know that I’m all about clean-and-simple.  The fewer the layers and embellishments – the happier I am!

😳

Bwaahahahahaha!!

No – you know that’s not true!  But, sometimes, I fight my inclination to layer-layer-layer and end up trying a clean-and-simple card.  Like today!  I just got the cool Flowering Cactus Medley and opened it right up.  I used it – and just a couple of additional goodies to make a CAS birthday card.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Beautiful World of Good Fun Fold with Video Tutorial

Good morning on Palm Sunday.  Just a week until Easter and all that day symbolizes!  And – the day that so many hens work so hard for all year round!

Or – so I’ve heard.

Regardless of how you celebrate Easter – hope you’re getting ready for it cuz it’s coming either way!

All of which MIGHT lead you to believe that I have an Easter card to share with you today.

But…I don’t! 🤷‍♀️

Now – if you were able to join me last night for my Facebook Live video – I appreciate you spending part of your weekend with me.  If not – and you’d like to see how to make this fun fold, here’s the replay on YouTube!

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Stampin’ Up! Beautiful World Video Sneak Peek

Good morning, y’all!  It’s the weekend (insert happy dance emoji here)!  I’ve said it before – I have no idea why my brain still gets excited on Friday evening and a little blue on Sunday evening!  Guess that the years of “the work week” meaning something still WAY outweighs retired reality?  Who knows – maybe when I’ve been retired a few more years…. 🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️

I do know that I look forward to spending a little time with y’all on Saturday evenings over on my Stamps-N-Lingers FB page!  Tonight, when I go live at 7pm Eastern, I’ve got a fun fold card for you that you’re really going to like (I know I do!).  Take a sneaky peek!

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Stampin’ Up! Pampered Pets Comfort & Hope

Good morning, y’all – and happy Friday!  Hope your week was good and that you’ve got a good something planned for the weekend!  Not sure we’ll have the weather for planting – but…at least we won’t have to water the garden.  Maybe? 😉

I’ve got a pet sympathy card for you today – not cuz I need one right now but…because it’s one I like to have in my stash.  So – I pulled out my go-to-Pet-Punch….the Dog Builder Punch (which is RETIRING and on sale for a WHOPPING 40% off!!), the Pampered Pets and Comfort & Hope stamp sets – plus Playful Pets DSP.  There’s a couple of other faves in there, too – take a look-see:

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Categories: 2020-2021 Annual Catalog, 2021 Jan - Jun Mini Catalog, Retired Products Sale, Retiring Products, Sympathy for Loss of a Pet | Tags: , , , , , , | 18 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Wrapped Bouquet of Flowers for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good morning, y’all!  It’s Thursday – which means it’s time for another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!!  We’ve got a theme challenge to work with today and I’m excited to see what everyone brings to the table!  I just know you’re going to see a ton of awesome-ness on the hop today!

I saw our theme and my brain went right to the Wrapped Bouquet stamp set and its bundled Wrapped Flowers Dies.  And it seemed like a perfect time to get busy with Mother’s Day cards.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! 2020-2021 Annual Catalog Retiring List and Last Chance Products Sale!

If you love great deals, our Last-Chance Products Sale is the perfect time to shop. You’ll get deep discounts on your favorite products from the 2020–2021 Annual Catalog—and as an extra bonus—you’ll get a peek at the list of items carrying over to the other catalogs.  Many items will sell out fast, so don’t delay—head over to my Online Store and get started right now!

Here’s the deets:

Sales Period: 24 March, 1:00 PM (MT) – 3 May 2021, 11:59 PM (MT)

  • Only select items in the 2020–2021 Annual Catalog will be discounted.
  • Sale applies to all order types except host items (see Last-Chance Products List for items on sale).
  • No minimum purchase is required.
  • Retiring items are available while supplies last.
  • Items and discounts may vary by market (depending on inventory levels).
  • Exclusions apply: Carryover items and some retiring items will not be discounted.
  • Items carrying over from a mini catalog into another mini catalog will not be available until that catalog is released.
  • Items carrying over from the annual catalog to another catalog will be available continuously.
  • For information about the Last-Chance Products from the 2021 January–June Mini Catalog, click here.
    Ordering deadlines:

DEADLINE for ordering is 3 May 2021; 11:59 PM (MT)

Click here to go right to the Last Chance Products in my Online Store!

Would you like to see listings of the Retiring products?

    • 2020-2021 Annual Catalog Retiring list as a PDF
    • Click here to see ALL the Item in a sortable Excel Spreadsheet 
    • See the sortable list with the non-English language sets removed right here!

Remember, even if a BUNDLE carries over to the next catalog, it most likely will NOT be at the 10%-off bundle price, so get them while you can at their discounted price!!

While you’re at it, be sure to take a really hard look at your stash of 2019-2021 In Color goodies, too – those are going fast!  Ink Pads, Refills and Stampin’ Blends are all showing Low Inventory, so…tarry not!

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Stampin’ Up! So Sentimental Butterfly & Wild Roses!

Good morning, y’all and happy HAPPY HAWWWMP Day!!  And…Happy 2020-2021 Annual Catalog Retiring Products List Release Day!

Yep – this afternoon, at 3pm Eastern time, Stampin’ Up! will be releasing the list of all the retiring products in the current Annual Catalog!  I am excited to see what carries over and what will be leaving us.  Y’all check back – watch for a post from me – I’ll get it out to you quick as I can.

You might want to go make a last minute swing thru your stash and see where the gaps are (especially in the 2019-2021 In Colors!) and get them filled right now!!  FYI – those ink pads, refills and Stampin’ Blends are ALREADY showing Low Inventory.  So… get busy! 😳😳😳

My card today uses a bit of a smorgasbord of goodies – anchored by the pretty Wild Roses background stamp.  Then I added a sweet tag (that was my contribution to our last Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Team Meeting make-and-takes) featuring the Dragonfly Gardens stamp set and Brilliant Wings Dies.  Take a look-see:

I used several elements from this week’s Festive Friday Inspo List! I got butterfly, blue, and ribbon!

I started with the Wild Roses background stamp. Using my Stamparatus, I stamped that image on a Basic White panel in Versamark Ink.  Then I sprinkled Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder all over it and heat set it with my Heat Tool.

Using Blending Brushes, I first blended Mango Melody all over the panel – then added Melon Mambo to the edges.  I wiped off all the excess ink from the embossed portions – and ended up with an emboss-resist panel that I think is gorgeous!! 🙂

I matted my pretty panel on a piece of Melon Mambo cardstock for the card front.

The tag is a 2″ wide piece of Basic White, punched at the top with my Scalloped Tag Topper Punch.  I curved the bottom corners using the Detailed Trio Punch.

I stamped a So Sentimental sentiment in Misty Moonlight near the bottom.  Over that I stamped the wildflower image from Dragonfly Gardens in stamped off once Just Jade ink.

I made a second tag from Shaded Spruce and adhered the two tags together with Liquid Glue.

Thru the top of the white tag, I looped some Just Jade 2020-2022 In Color Ribbon and tied it together with Linen Thread.

My butterfly is cut from the (now retired – sorry! You could easily stamp the Butterfly Brilliance butterflies in Misty Moonlight and cut them out) Butterfly Bijou 6″ x 6″ DSP using the Brilliant Wings die.  I also cut the detailed butterfly from Vellum cardstock – and adhered it to the DSP butterfly with Liquid Glue.

I adhered the butterfly to the tag with Liquid Glue – and adhered it all to the card front with Liquid Glue.  Finally, I added some silver Metallic Pearls to the butterfly and the tag – and the card front was done.

On the inside, I added a second So Sentimental sentiment in Misty Moonlight to a Basic White panel – then added a Butterfly Brilliance butterfly over top in stamped-off-once Just Jade.  I added another silver Metallic Pearl.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Melon Mambo mat and into my Shaded Spruce card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Basic White Medium Envelope got some Butterfly Brilliance butterflies on the front in Just Jade…

…and I stamped another butterfly in Misty Moonlight onto the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Yes – there’s a lot of stamp sets and tools used here – but…I think everyone needs So Sentimental in their tool box, anyway!  And the Butterfly Brilliance bundle – available now AND in the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog – is going to be a heavy favorite, I am sure.  Wild Roses is…stunning!  Especially in emboss-resist!!

I hope you like!

If you’d like to recreate this card, all the products and card cuts are listed below!

TTFN

M

 

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Stampin’ Up! Dragonfly Dandy Garden Memories

Happy Tuesday!  Tuesday is sort of a flyover day, right?  Neither the start of the workweek (bleh) – not HAWWWWMP DAY, Mike – and for sure not the END of the workweek (whoo-hoo!) – it’s just sort of a…filler.  It’s cousin, Thursday, has similar identity issues, right?

Today is, however, National Puppy Day!  So…it’s got that going for it!! 😉

My card today has nothing to do with Tuesday – or puppies, for that matter – it’s just a quick and easy card using the truly cool Dandy Garden Memories & More Card Pack, with a matching Dandy Garden Envelope and…a little help from the coordinating Dragonfly Garden Bundle.  Take a look-see:

Thanks to the amazing Dandy Garden Memories & More Card Pack, this one is super easy!

I pulled one of the large cards from the pack and trimmed it down a smidge to accomodate a Bumble Bee mat for the card front.

I wrapped some Mossy Meadow 3/16″ Braided Linen Trim twice around the matted panel – securing it in the back with Glue Dots.

On a piece of Basic White, I stamped the Dragonfly Garden sentiment in Blackberry Bliss and cut it with a Tasteful Labels die.  I used the same die to cut a Bumblebee mat, then used Liquid Glue to adhere the two die cuts together.

I popped the matted sentiment over the top of the braided trim with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Then I tied a simple bow from the Mossy Meadow trim and adhered it with a Glue Dot.

I punched some tiny Blackberry Bliss dragonflies using the Dragonflies Punch (bundled with the Dragonfly Garden set) and adhered them with Liquid Glue – and that was it for the card front!

On the inside, I stamped a second Dragonfly Garden sentiment in Blackberry Bliss on a Basic White panel and added some of the pretty wildflowers in Bumble Bee.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Bumble Bee mat and into my Early Espresso card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

I did absolutely nothing to the already-perfectly-decorated Dandy Garden Memories & More Cards & Envelopes envelope!

Et Voila!  It took me a while to warm up to Memories & More Card Packs (I thought they were ONLY good for scrapbooking – but I was totally wrong!) but…this Dandy Garden Memories & More Card Pack is gorgeous!  And has SO many cool elements that you can use and use and use to create your card projects.  Or…even scrapbook pages!! 😉  And the Dragonfly Garden Bundle – well – it’s for sure one I hope makes it into the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog!!

I hope you like!

If you’d like to recreate this card, all the products and card cuts are listed below!

TTFN

M

 

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