Stampin’ UP! Come Sail Away Sneak Peek!

Good morning!  Have you been scouring the Retiring List?  Making sure you’ve grabbed up your favorites?  Are you one of those folks who does NOT own Lovely as a Tree – and figured it would “be available forever and ever and no need to buy it now!”??  Well…uhm…yea.  That’s not happening!  So…don’t assume your faves will always be here – get them NOW!  Just sayin’!

As the old and wonderful get ready to take their swan song, the NEW and wonderful are waiting in the wings to WOW you!  One of those is the new Come Sail Away Suite that I demo’d this past weekend.  I thought I’d show one of those samples to you today – in a little more detail – so that you can get a really good look at the Sailing Home stamp set and Smooth Sailing Dies – all available to customers on 4 Jun!  Take a look-see:

This one is easier to make than you might think – so…here we go! 🙂

I started with a piece of Night of Navy card stock and the Seaside TIEF (which is on the Retiring List, folks – so….be sure you get it before you can’t!).  With my Craft Whisper White Ink Pad, I swiped across the DEBOSSING side of the TIEF – so the indented side.  I made sure I had good coverage then carefully placed the Night of Navy panel in the folder and ran it thru the Big Shot.  When it came out – boom!!  Instant “water” – which I enhanced even more by brushing Clear Wink of Stella over the raised “waves”.

I matted the panel on Sahara Sand to create the card front.

Next up, using the grasses die in the new Smooth Sailing Dies – available on 4 June! – I cut one from Old Olive and two from Mossy Meadow.  These I adhered to the card front with Liquid Glue – only at the bottom of the die cuts, letting the tops sort of “float”.  See what I did there? 😉

I did the same with a grass die cut from Vellum card stock – did you hear me mention on the demonstration that there is COLORED Vellum in the new 20190-2020 Annual Catalog?  Yep – it’s in the Perennial Essence Vellum pack 12″ x 12″ sheets in Old Olive, Petal Pink and So Safffron!  Whoo-hooo!

The anchor, from the Sailing Home stamp set, is stamped in Sahara on Whisper White and cut with the matching die from the Smooth Sailing Die set.  I used a length of the new Night of Navy & Sahara Sand Baker’s Twine (part of the Suite and coming on 4 June), looped it thru the top of the die cut anchor, tied a knot and then adhered the anchor on with Liquid Glue.

I stamped the Sailing Home sentiment in Mossy Meadow on Whisper White, cut it out with the label die in Smooth Sailing, and popped it over all the sea grass and anchor with Dimensionals.

Some Pearl Basic Jewels scattered here and there finished off the card front!

On the inside, on a piece of Whisper White, I stamped the anchor in Sahara Sand.  Then, I used my Sponge Daubers and the card stock “stencils” created when I cut the grasses for the card front! – to sponge some grass on and around the anchor in Old Olive and Mossy Meadow.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Sahara Sand mat and into my Night of Navy card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

I repeated the Sailing Home/Smooth Sailing stamping and stencil sponging on the front of my Whisper White Medium Envelope…

…and then I stamped the anchor onto the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  How excited are you about this Come Sail Away Suite?!?  This product suite has so many good elements in it – and it’s going to be an awesome tool for all your crafting needs – especially for creating those frequently-problematic masculine cards.  I hope you like – and have now written this suite down as one of your first purchases when the new catty comes out in June!  Unless you want it RIGHT NOW.  I can help you with that!  Give me a shout! 🙂





P.S. Be sure to check out the Seaside TIEF and all the other great products that are retiring soon – get them while they last! 🙂


Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 from any active catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.

2019 Retired Products List!

Here’s the Deets:

Promotion Dates: April 15–June 3, 2019

  • There is no minimum purchase required to participate in this promotion.
  • Retiring items may be added to any order
  • All retiring items are only available while supplies last and will be discontinued after June 3.
  • Due to high demand for retiring stamp sets, these items will have guaranteed availability until May 24; all other products are not guaranteed and are available while supplies last only.
  • Retiring items are eligible for Stampin’ Rewards with qualifying orders.
  • Retiring host sets may be purchased using Stampin’ Rewards from a qualifying party only.
  • Depending on inventory levels, discounts on select products may be introduced on or after May 9.
    • These discounts will not be preannounced.
    • Discounts may vary by market depending on inventory levels.
    • If you buy a product at retail price and then it is later discounted, Stampin’ Up! will not refund the difference.
    • If there is a product you want, we recommend buying it right away and not waiting to see if it’s discounted later or you risk it being sold out!
    • If you start an order before a discount is announced, the order will not include the discounted pricing. If you want to order a product that has been discounted, you will need to start the order after the discounts are announced.

Click here to open the list….

PDF Format:

2019 Occasions Catalog Retiring Products     2018-2019 Annual Catalog Retiring Products

Excel Spreadsheet Format (download):

2019 Occasions Catalog Retiring Products    2018-2019 Annual Catalog Retiring Products

Or…click these links to go to my Online Store for the most up-to-date information!

Please note, some of the bundle items may be carrying over into the new 2019-2020 Annual Catalog.  However, the bundle pricing will go away, so get them while you can at the discounted price!!

Carryover Clear-Mount and Wood-Mount Stamps

The lists sort of make it look like every single stamp set from the 2018-19 Annual Catalog is being retired – but that is not the case.  Rather, the stamp sets currently offered in clear-mount or wood-mount (in the 2018–2019 Annual Catalog), that ARE carrying over – are simply being transitioned to Cling Mount.

These transition sets that will be in the 2019–2020 annual catalog –  will continue to be offered in clear-mount and/or wood-mount until existing inventory has been depleted or until June 4, 2019 (whichever comes first).  If the inventory is depleted, you will be notified of the automatic switch to cling when placing an order for that stamp set. This means that you may end up purchasing select cling stamp sets (in carryover artwork) before they can be ordered from the catalog!  All carryover rubber stamp sets will be available in cling medium only (with the exception of background stamps in North America) beginning June 4, 2019.

Click here to see the list of stamp sets that ARE carrying over as Cling sets. 🙂

Any other stamp sets on the 2018-19 Annual Catalog retiring list that are NOT on this list will be retired.  Sorry again for the confusion!  Stampin’ Up! is aware of it and hopefully will be posting an updated list for us.

Get the Stampin’ Up! Products Used in These Projects: 

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Night of Navy Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front)

Sahara Sand Card Stock: 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (mats for card front and for inner liner)

Whisper White Card Stock: Smooth Sailing Die cut (sentiment); Smooth Sailing die cut anchor; 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8 (inner liner)

Old Olive, Mossy Meadow and Vellum Card Stocks: Smooth Sailing die cut grasses

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

No new pictures of the Man until I can get home to take them! 🙁



Categories: 2019-2020 Annual Catalog, Anniversary, Any Occasion, Encouragement, Everyday, Friendship, masculine, New Catalog Launch, New Product, Retiring Products | Tags: , , , | 12 Comments

Stampin’ Up! To Have & To Hold Lovely Lattice

Happy Friday!  And – it’s the last work day before we get to go back to the best time of the year.  I speak, of course, of Daylight Savings Time!  The time of later light at night.

And yes – I know – it’s dark longer in the morning – but that’ll fix itself in good time!

Folks – it’s the presaging of SPRING!

Just squint yer eyes real hard and ignore that snow and nasty cold rain outside – DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME.

Almost.  Spring.

Now – a lot of folks get married in the Spring, and – some years ago – my friend’s parents did, too!  Since we’ve known them, we’ve been pulled into their family – we have holiday dinners and celebrations with them.  So…it’s only fitting that I make an Anniversary card for them.  And how handy that SU! released the perfect set in the Occasions catalog – called To Have & To Hold.  And I paired it with the FREE Lovely Lattice stamp set!  Take a look-see:

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Categories: 2019 Occasions Catalog, 2019 Sale-A-Bration Catalog, Anniversary, Joining Special, Special Promotions | Tags: , , , | 26 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Wonderful Floral Romance

Happy Friday, y’all!  I’m glad to be back home again!  It was a good trip – learned a lot that’ll help me when I go for the longer haul in February.  Like…the hotel will be just fine for setting up my stampin’ spot.  It’s right next door to the Post Office.  AND – there’s all sorts of places to eat and shop right there, too – including an IKEA!


Oh – and I learned some work-related things, too – so…there’s that! LOL

So – on to the card!  I think we can all agree that one of the most beautiful-est suites in the new 2019 Occasions catalog is the Floral Romance, yes?  Part of that is the Floral Romance Specialty DSP, for sure – you guys have seen it and know it’s gorgeous!  And there’s also the Wonderful Romance Bundle – which includes the Wonderful Floral Framelits!  I used ALL of those in today’s project.  Take a look-see:

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Categories: 2019 Occasions Catalog, Anniversary, Feminine, Friendship, Joining Special, Love, Retiring Products, Special Promotions | Tags: , , | 24 Comments

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

Categories: Anniversary, Congratulations, Joining Special, Love, Special Promotions, Valentine's Day, Wedding | Tags: , , , , | 20 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Petals and Sunshine for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Happy Thursday, y’all – and welcome to another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!! It’s color week – so be sure to check out all the ladies’ projects when you’re done here, won’t you?  

I decided to use some of the Petal Passion DSP and another elements from the Petal Passion Memories & More Card Pack, plus a pretty Gold Foil sentiment made with the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits.  Take a look-see:

Here’s our pretty color combination!  Continue reading

Categories: Anniversary, Feminine, Friendship, Love, Valentine's Day, Wedding | 14 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Beautiful Bouquet Anniversary Card!

Happy Monday, y’all!  Hope you had a great weekend!  I really actually did!  Got cards made, signed up a new demonstrator into the Critters-N-Creatin’ Knew (Hi, Lynda!!), did a video last night – and still got a few naps, a little extra sleep, a few movies watched and the grocery shopping done!  Boom! 🙂

So yesterday, I gave you a tease of my card for my Facebook Live video.  Here’s a reminder.

Well, the more I looked at that card – the less I liked it.  So…I started over on Sunday morning.  And I did about 4 different embossed card fronts before I found the one that made me happy.  Still used the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set and matching Bouquet Bunch Framelits.  Take a look-see:

If you joined me last night, you got to see how I made this one.  If not – you can check it out right here on YouTube! Continue reading

Categories: Anniversary | Tags: , , | 8 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Beautiful Bouquet Anniversary Sneak Peek

Good mornin’!  Hope your weekend is going well!  I’ve been pretty darned lazy so far – so this day I need to hit it a little.  But it was really nice to sort of laze around yesterday – watched some movies.  Took a couple of naps.  Did a little grocery shopping!  🙂

As is becoming my habit – I’m going to tease you a little with this post!  Tonight, I’ll be playing with the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set and matching Bouquet Bunch Framelits!  I’ll go live on my Stamps-N-Lingers Facebook page at 8pm Eastern, so I hope you’ll join me.  Here’s a peek at what I’ll be making!

Hmmm – is that a brick wall behind the flowers?  Made with…Embossing Paste?!? Continue reading

Categories: Anniversary, Feminine, Thank You Cards | Tags: , , | 12 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Lovely Words Better Together!

Happy Hawwmp Day, y’all!  Gotta love these 4 day work weeks, huh?  We just started – but we’re halfway thru!  Whoo-hoo!

But we’re closer than ever to a Pretty Big Deal.  Tomorrow is….new Catalog Launch Day!!  Whoo-hoo!!  Speaking of which….here’s some things to know about tomorrow.

  • Sales for the 2017-2018 annual catalog begin at noon (Mountain Time)
  • The Online Store will be unavailable from midnight (MT) tonight until noon (MT) tomorrow while Stampin’ Up! transitions their systems to the new catalog.  Ordering will be restored no later than noon (MT).  

So…what does that mean?  It means that if you’re one of those people who drink extra coffee at night to stay awake late to get in on the first few minutes of the launch or do the higher level math to determine what time mountain time is where you live and then set your alarm to get up early….well, don’t!  There’s no point!  You’ll be up late or early for no actual Stampin’ Up! reason!  Sleep!  Rest your buying fingers!!  Be fresh and ready to go when the store comes back online at noon Mountain Time!!

Okay – with that out of the way, let’s talk cards!  I made a card today using the new Lovely Words Thinlits (avail tomorrow!!), a little Better Together (avail now) and a few other little pieces and parts.  The end result is a card that would work for….a Silver Wedding anniversary?  Bridal Shower? Wedding?  Confirmation?  Take a look-see:

This card played along with two challenges.  The first, from Fab Friday, inspired the layout.

And the second gave me the color palette.  Just Us Girls had a photo challenge this week.

I started with a piece of Whisper White card stock for the mat.  Using the lace strip image from the Timeless Textures stamp set, I stamped that image all the way around the edge of the panel in Versamark Ink and then heat embossed it with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  It’s really hard (okay – possibly impossible!) to see in the pictures.  Maybe if you squint…

Maybe not…

The card front itself is another piece of Whisper White card stock that I dry embossed in the Holly TIEF.

For my art, I cut a strip of Silver Foil and made banner ends with my Banner Triple Punch, then embossed it in the new Sparkle TIEF.  I adhered that to the card front with Liquid Glue.

The next strip – I made with my Diagonal Stripe background stamp.  I stamped the image in Versamark on Whisper White, sprinkled it with Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heated it up.  Then I cut a strip and adhered that over the first strip with Liquid Glue.

I used the Hugs die in the Lovely Words Thinlits to cut my sentiment from some Silver Foil.  Since that die leaves a negative image in the paper, I used a smooth-edged Circles Layering Framelit to cut it out.  Then I adhered it to a scallop-edge circle of Whisper White with some Liquid Glue.

Using my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, I aligned and stamped the sentiment from Lovely Inside & Out (the coordinating stamp set to Lovely Words – which will be available in a money-saving bundle in the new catalog!) in Smoky Slate Ink.  Then I popped the whole thing on with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The last piece of the card front is a little Whisper White heart.  I first heat embossed that lace image from Timeless Textures  – with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder – on a Whisper White scrap.  Then I cut it out with the smallest heart in the Sweet & Sassy Framelits.  I adhered it with a Stampin’ Dimensional and some Liquid Glue!

On the inside, I made another Timeless Textures heat embossed mat – just like for the front.  Then I SNAILd a second Whisper White panel to that.  I used a sentiment from Better Together and stamped it in Smoky Slate ink, once again using my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig.  Then I cut two more embossed hearts and adhered them with Liquid Glue.

I SNAILd the panel into a Thick Whisper White card base.  On the front, I first SNAIld my heat-embossed mat to the card base, then popped the card front over that with Stampin’ Dimensionals – and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got another Timeless Textures lace image heat embossed in white down the right side of the envelope…

…and then I heat embossed a sentiment from Lovely Inside & Out in Silver on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I promise – making this card is a lot easier than taking its picture!  Sheesh – I’m so sorry, you guys!  It looks so pretty and elegant in person and I’m pretty bummed it doesn’t show up so well in the pictures.  But – in the end, the idea is to make a card that looks good in person, right??   Anyway – I hope you like what you can see of it – the Lovely Inside & Out bundle is a lot of fun – the thinlits are too cool!  

Be sure to scroll on down and check out the ordering special that starts tomorrow from Stampin’ Up!, okay?  And there’s still time to get my In Color Bundles and the Eastern Palace bundles!  Those all go away tonight!

There’s a lot of info between here and the FFF, so be sure to check it all out – I don’t want you to miss a great deal, okay??  Finn’ll still be there when you get there!  😉




Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) 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! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.

Earn an ADDITIONAL $35 in Stampin’ Rewards During our Host Rewards Promotion!!

We’ve got a great Host Rewards Promotion fixin’ to happen in the month of June!  For workshop or individual orders of $350 – you’re going to get an EXTRA $35 in Host cash/Stampin’ Rewards to spend!!

Promotion Details

  • Promotion dates: June 1–30
  • To participate in the Book-A-Thon, join the Party Planning Facebook page by May 30.
  • Workshop, Demonstrator, Customer, and online orders all qualify for this promotion
  • Starter Kit orders do not qualify for this promotion, however the extra Stampin’ Rewards can be used towards the purchase of the Starter Kit.
  • The qualifying amount must be reached with commissionable merchandise prior to shipping and tax
  • The additional Stampin’ Rewards offered during this promotion will only be awarded once per order
  • Make sure you open and close your orders during the timeframe of this promotion (June 1-30) to earn the extra Stampin’ Rewards

Here’s a link to a flyer with all the details!

Interested in being a host and gathering up those host dollars – but…you don’t live in Fayetteville, GA?!?

Now’s a great time do to a Catalog Launch Party!

1.  Gather up some friends – near or far
2.  I’ll send them a new 2017-2018 Annual Catalog
3.  We’ll give them some time to browse and pick their favorites
4.  They place their orders thru my online store, using the Host Code I’ll give them
5.  YOU cash in when you close your Workshop!

Easy Peasy!

 Stamps-N-Lingers 2017-2019 In Color Bundles Sale – ends tonight!


Two Days Left to grab my Stamps-N-Lingers 2017-2019 In Color Bundles!

Bundle #1 – this 2017-2019 In Color Bundle is the full-meal-deal, y’all!  This bundle is $99 and includes free shipping (I can only ship to the US, folks!), free tax and a free goody!  Buying it all separately (including shipping, tax and your Free Goodie!) would be about $130 (sorta depends on how much you’d give Uncle Sam!!)

In this bundle you’ll get:

  • 2017-2019 In Color Stampin’ Write Markers
  • 2017-2018 In Color Ink Refills!
  • 2017-2019 In Color Ink Pads – all 5!
  • 2017-2010 In Color 12″ x 12″ Card Stock Pack
  • Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Stack
  • 2017-2019 In Color 8 1/2″ x 11″ Card Stock Pack
  • FREE 2017-2019 In Color Bitty Bows OR FREE 2017-2019 In Color Glitter Acrylic Shapes

Bundle #2 – this is for those folks who bought either of the Eastern Palace Bundles.  Y’all already have three of the five new In Color ink pads, so…I have a second bundle just for you.  I call it…The Eastern Palace Owners 2017-2019 In Color Bundle.  Catchy, huh? 🙂  This one is $89 and still gets free shipping and tax and a free goody!  The total cost if you bought them separately would be around $120.

In this special bundle, you’ll get almost the same thing as in the first bundle – but minus the three In Colors you’ve already got!

  • 2017-2019 In Color Stampin’ Write Markers
  • 2017-2018 In Color Ink Refills!
  • 2017-2019 In Color Ink Pads – Powder Pink and Berry Burst!
  • 2017-2010 In Color 12″ x 12″ Card Stock Pack
  • Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Stack
  • 2017-2019 In Color 8 1/2″ x 11″ Card Stock Pack
  • FREE 2017-2019 In Color Bitty Bows OR FREE 2017-2019 In Color Glitter Acrylic Shapes

On both bundles, you get to choose from one of two great In Color embellishment packs!  Free!

Finally – I have one more deal.  You’ve seen me use the wonderful new 1/2″ Finely Woven Ribbon on a few cards now.  And you know it comes in each of the new In Colors.  Wouldn’t it be nice to have a whole spool of each one??  Well….

This is a special Add On Bundle.  You can buy it in addition (so…not all by it’s lonesome!) to either of the bundles listed above.  And – you’ll get all five In Colors for $35 with free shipping and tax!

How do you get in on the fun?  Well – fill out the form below.  As soon as I get your order, I’ll blast you a PayPal invoice.  Then I’ll place the order on the 1st and your goodies will be on their way!  Easy. 


Online Host Club – One Spot Left for the July – Dec Club!

I’ve got 3 openings in my July – December Club.  The club will cover the new Annual Catalog and the fall-release of the 2017 Holiday Catalog!  You know you’re going to want to order lots of goodies from both catalogs – so why not get some Host Rewards at the same time??  

Here’s how it works….

You sign up for a 6 month term and commit to:

  • Placing a $25.00 minimum order by the 20th of each month
  • And you’ll use the Host code I’ll provide in an email sent out at the beginning of each month

Once 6 members have joined, a random draw will determine your host month and you are guaranteed:

  • A $150.00 Workshop order during your host month
  • $15.00 minimum of Stampin’ Rewards dollars to spend on the exclusive Host Stamp Sets, or any other current Stampin’ Up! product during your host month
  • You earn TWO Peppermint Reward points for every $25 that you order on your Host Club Orders. So your $25.00 order earns TWO Peppermints every month, a $50 order earns 4 reward points, a $75 order earns you 6 reward points, etc. You’ll earn at least 12 reward points during your membership, building up your Peppermints towards FREE Items!
  • FREE monthly tutorial with 4-5 projects
  • FREE catalogs during your membership term
  • FREE shipping in your Host Month
  • A FREE STAMP SET of your choice valued up to $20 at the end of the 6 months, any current set (excluding host sets)!
  • At the end of the 6 months, you’ll get first dibs at signing up for the next 6 month term
  • During your host month you’re welcome to gather extra orders to increase your host rewards (just give your friends the host code for their orders), it’s that easy!  

So what do you think?  If it sounds like a good idea, let me know right quick and we’ll get you signed up!  You can drop me a line right at:!


The Eastern Palace Suite is available thru the end of May in two awesome bundles!  Just so you know, while all the products will still be available when the catalog goes live on 1 June, these bundles will NOT be!  Nope – they go away at tonight!!

Bundle #1 – The Starter Bundle – Item #147196 – $60.50   Perfect for the beginning crafter!!

Bundle #2 – The Premier Bundle – #147207 – $103.50  Perfect for the more experienced crafter or, if you’re anything like me, you just want it all! 😎 Trust me – this is the one you want!!

This super-sized bundle includes:

  • Eastern Beauty Photopolymer Stamp Set
  • Eastern Medallions Thinlits Dies
  • Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper
  • Eastern Palace Cardstock Pack
  • Mini Tassels Assortment
  • Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers
  • Fresh Fig, Lemon Lime Twist, and Tranquil Tide Classic Stampin’ Pads
  • FREE GIFT: Very Vanilla Medium Envelopes
  • FREE GIFT: new Very Vanilla Thick Cardstock 

Get a complete list of everything included in both bundles on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page!


The Lovely Inside & Out Bundle and the Sparkle TIEF will be available starting tomorrow! 🙂


Thick Whisper White Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, score and fold at 4 1/4″)

Whisper White Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3 3/4″ x 5″ (card front and inner liner); 2 3/4″ scallop circle (under the Silver sentiment); small Sweet & Sassy hearts (x3); 5/8″ x 3 1/4″ (silver embossed Diagonal Stripe strip)

Silver Foil: 1″ x 4 1/4″ (embossed silver strip); Lovely Words Thinlits die

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!

Shop the Clearance Rack here. Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! Products – Join my Punkin Head Peppermint Rewards – My online customer thank you program!

Finn-Fan Fix…

I guess I’ve told you that we’re testing for our Canine Good Citizen certificate this weekend?

So – we’re practicing (even though his MO is to do really well at home and then get a little slack in class…)

I try to take every opportunity to reinforce that he has to “do the stuff” even when there’s other – much better, much more fun, way more exciting! – things to do than heel and sit and stay.


What’s so significant about this picture?

No – it’s not that my tennis shoe is obviously moments away from falling completely apart.

Although it is. 😉

Nope – it’s the fact that he’s off-leash, in a near-perfect sit, almost exactly where he’s supposed to be.  And he came there on one “Here” command.

Aaaaaannnnddd – Wayne is out of the frame, dumping Bo’s feed in his tub in the pasture.  About a 2 second Aussie sprint from where we’re standing!

And we know Finn loves….his dad.  Bo.  And HORSE FOOOOOOOOOOOD!!

So a huge enticement to leave.  But he didn’t!

I think we might pass on Sunday! 😉



Categories: Anniversary, Bridal Shower, Feminine, Ordering Special!, Wedding | Tags: , , , , | 16 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Falling For You Anniversary Wishes

Good morning, y’all!  How’s the weekend going so far?  Didja miss that extra hour this morning?

You did set your clocks forward an hour last night when you went to bed, yes?  Or do you prefer to wake up and then…lose an hour of your day?

So…I started – started – typing this blog post at 1000 last night.  Which is approximately 2 hours past my TUC (Time of Useful Consciousness).  And that means my ability to be coherent – let alone witty! – is at an extreme low!

And so…I decided to make this a teaser blog post. 😉  And then I’ll do a live Facebook video tonight at 8pm Eastern to show you how to make it.  How does that sound?  So – head over to my Facebook page and Like/Follow me and then be sure to come back at 8 o’clock Eastern time tonight!  I’ll try to muddle my way thru my second Facebook video!

The card we’ll be working on tonight uses the pretty Occasions catalog stamp set called Falling For You to make an Anniversary card for some dear friends of ours!  Take a look-see:

The layout for this card was inspired by the Fusion Challenge this week!

I hope you’ll join me this evening to make this pretty card – It was a lot of fun last weekend and I know we’ll have a good time tonight! 😊

Scroll on down for the card cuts and all the products you’ll need to make this one for yourself!  If you’ve got all the goodies, go ahead and cut your paper and card stock and we’ll make it together! 🙂

In case you missed it, you can go to my Facebook page to see the replay, or check it here on YouTube! 🙂


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I’ll see y’all this evening!  😊





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You guys know we live in Georgia, close to Atlanta.  Atlanta is the HQ of Coca Cola.

Which is why it’s odd to see signs in diners and restaurants that say “Georgia Loves Diet Mt. Dew”.  

Being that Mt. Dew is a Pepsi product…

But – this house does, indeed, love Diet Mt. Dew!

Even the dog.

Well, maybe he doesn’t care so much about the contents, but he’s fiend for the bottles!!



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Stampin’ Up! Love is the Reason for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop


Good morning, y’all – welcome to another edition of the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!  We all worked on a sketch challenge this week, so be sure to check out everyone’s project, okay?

Here’s our sketch…

I went back to the Special Reason stamp set and bundled Stylish Stems Framelits and called on the So In Love stamp set to help me make a nice Anniversary Card with a fun shaker element.  Take a look-see:

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