Baby Shower

Stampin’ Up! Just Us Girls Guest Designer Witty-Cisms Welcome Baby

Good morning, my peeps!  We’re three-quarters of the way thru my “term” as a Guest Designer at the Just Us Girls Challenge! Which is why I’m in your Inbox so early!  I’m pretty sure you won’t see this for a few hours, but…hopefully it’s a nice thing to wake up to! 🙂

This week is a color challenge – and I interpreted the colors in a not-so-obvious way!  I pulled out the new Witty-Cisms stamp set and used some Neutrals and 2019-2021 DSP to help me out.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Perfectly Paired We Welcome You!

Well – guess what day IT IS?!?!


Also – there are only 5 days left to earn Double Peppermint Points and free Sale-A-Bration goodies.

That is all.

Well – and a card!

I made a baby card.  I don’t NEED a baby card right now – but…I LOVE this Perfectly Paired stamp set and finally got it pulled off the shelf to use!  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Fable Friends and First Steps for the Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop!

Good mornin’, y’all – welcome to another edition of Amy’s Inkin’ Krew team blog hop!  Each month we make projects centered around a theme – and this month our theme is Celebrate Spring!  We can interpret that any way we want – so…be sure to check and see everyone’s projects – we’ve got a bunch of talented ladies hopping with us this month!

I decided to make a card to celebrate the arrival of a tiny human – seemed like a spring-time activity to me!

Or…is that just racehorses…hmmm… 😉

To make my baby card, I pulled out the Fable Friends and First Steps stamp sets from the Occasions catalog.  And I set them atop some Buffalo Check plaid.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Little Twinkle Double-Easel Fun Fold

Good Saturday morning, y’all!  Hope you have a wonderful weekend planned!  I’ll be working AND it’s supposed to be 110F!  YIKES!

If you were able to join me last night for my sort of “pop-up” Facebook Live video – thank you so much!  If not – but you’d like to see how to make today’s fun-fold…check the instant replay right here!

I’ve seen some Double Easel cards around in the blog-i-sphere in the past couple of weeks and I love a “regular” single-easel card, so…figuring TWO must be twice as good, I decided to do one of my own!  I made mine with the Little Twinkle stamp set and coordinating Twinkle Twinkle DSP.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Little Twinkle Fun Fold Video Sneak Peek

Hey folks!  It’s Friday!  But for me – that doesn’t mean it’s almost the weekend.

Well.  It DOES – it just doesn’t mean I’ll be off work!

We’re headed into long days and few days off as we get spun up, so…

I realized the other day that doing a Facebook Live Video on Sunday may be…problematic…

So – I decided to try to do it tonight.  This is definitely the last video tutorial until after I get back from the cruise.  I’ll do some videos ON the cruise for you – not necessarily at set times, so be sure you’ve liked my Stamps-N-Lingers FB page so that you’re notified!  I hope to share the ship and maybe some glaciers and whales with you while we’re gone!

But – I digress.  Tonight, we’ll try to get together for that last time – I hope to be back to the hotel by 5 (8 eastern), but…you might watch.  I’ll try to post an update if we’re going to be late.

And what will we be making?  I’m going to share a new-to-me fun fold and it’ll feature the new Twinkle Twinkle Suite of goodies!  Take a sneaky peek!

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Stampin’ Up! Stack of Little Elephants Welcome

Happy Hawwmp day!  How goes your week, my peeps??

I have a friend (yes – really!) who is expecting their first child in August.  So – as I practice my welcome-baby cards, I pulled out an adorable new bundle in the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog called Little Elephant and paired it up with some Tropical Escape DSP.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Sweet Little Something Baby Bear

Happy Monday, y’all.  Stated with no small amount of sarcasm.  Its cold – it’s muddy – and it’s a work day.  A trifecta of awesomeness!  Bleh!

If you were able to join me last night for our Facebook Live video, thanks so much and I hope you enjoyed it!  If not and would like to see how to make a double-loop bow, some Stamparatus-ing, a little masking and sponging and the Black Ice technique….then here’s the sort-of-instant-but-totally-not replay on YouTube!

The card we worked on last night used the Sweet Little Something stamp set from the Occasions catalog, plus a sentiment from the Baby Bear set (Annual).  Take a look-see: Continue reading

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Stampin’ Up! Sweet Little Something Video Sneak Peek

Good mornin’, y’all!  Are you awake yet?  I know your head thinks it’s only 6am, but…get UP!! 😉

My sneak peek for today is kind of a tease.  It’s a picture with the Sweet Little Something bunny – and yes, tonight on my FB live video, we’ll be using this set.  Take a sneaky peek.

But – the card is not the important piece for tonight!  I’ve had some requests for some…technique-based videos.  So…we’ll start with the Billie Moan bow you see and probably make a couple three of those.  And we’re going to play with my new Stamparatus – to make this card.  And maybe another one!!  It’s going to be a surprise. 🙂 Continue reading

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Stampin’ Up! Sweet Little Something Sneak Peek!

Well – we made it!  It’s Friday.  And it’s a three-day weekend!   And…it’s Christmas weekend!  So…Yeah!!

I, since it’s Christmas, made a New Baby card today – I had my massage (finally – it’s been way too long!) today and my massage therapist has only been back at work for a week after having her daughter.  So…I wanted to take her a little card.

The new Sweet Little Something stamp set (available 3 Jan) with it’s photo-realistic floppy-eared bunny, seemed like the perfect choice!  Take a look-see:

Like so many of us, I do spend a little time on Pinterest and a wonderful card, from Danielle Bennenk, caught my eye.  I tried to change it up a little – but…it’s so perfectly my kind of card, that…I just couldn’t improve on it!  You can check out Danielle’s original right here! 🙂

This week’s Sugar Pea Designs Mix It Up Challenge seemed like a great place to showcase my card!

I started with a panel of Very Vanilla card stock and stamped it with a very faint image of the Sheet Music Background stamp. I inked the stamp around the edges with a Crumb Cake-inked Sponge Dauber.  And I didn’t add a lot of ink!  I wanted it faded.

Then I sponged the edges with the same Sponge Dauber and Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Crumb Cake mat.

I stamped the adorable Sweet Little Something bunny on a piece of scrap Very Vanilla.  This is a three-step image and, as usual, you want to start with the darkest ink color.  Step 1 is stamped in Crumb Cake.  Step 2 is stamped-off-once Powder Pink.  And step 3 is in stamped-off-once Blushing Bride.  Then I fussy cut it and lightly sponged the cut edges with the Crumb Cake Dauber.

I adhered a loop of Blushing Bride 1/2″ Finely Woven Ribbon to the card front with some Liquid Glue.

I put some Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of my cut-out bunny and used them to wind some loops of Linen Thread around, then popped the whole thing over the Blushing Bride ribbon.  The sentiment, from Sweet Little Something, is stamped on Very Vanilla in Crumb Cake.  I snipped banners in the ends, sponged the edges with Crumb Cake, and adhered it over the bunny with Liquid Glue.

I added some little flower images from Sweet Little Something – aren’t they just too cute?!? – in Crumb Cake ink.  Then, to top it all off, there’s a few Glitter Enamel Dots and a couple three Clear Faceted Gems.  And the card was done!

On the inside, I repeated the very-light application of the Sheet Music image in Crumb Cake on a Very Vanilla panel.  I sponged the edges and added a few more little Sweet Little Something flowers.  The sentiment, stamped in Crumb Cake, is from the Flora and Flutter Paper Pumpkin stamp set (that’s really a great set, y’all!).

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Crumb Cake mat and into my Powder Pink card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got another Sweet Little Something bunny peeking in on the front, plus some of the little flowers.  And, since I still had the Paper Pumpkin stamp set handy, I thought an added little sentiment would be good…

…and then I added more flowers and a couple stamps of Sheet Music on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Seriously, y’all – how cute is this Sweet Little Something bunny!?  And, there are so many color combinations you could use – and all would be perfect!  Hope you like – and are adding this one to your list!



P.S.  Let me know ASAP if you want one of the last spots in the Online Host Club – I’ll be sending all the information out to the members next week! And let me know if you want a Catalog Share!


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 the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog or the 2017 Holiday Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.

Stampin’ Up! has added goodies and reduced prices…so head over to the Clearance Rack! where you’ll find savings up to 70% off!!  So – take a minute and stock up!  Merry Christmas to you!

My Next Online Host Club is About to Kick Off

If You Want in – Now’s the Time!

Sale-A-Bration is Coming and that’s a GREAT time to get Host Benefits!

Would you like to receive host benefits ? Would you like to build up your Stampin’ Up! tool chest a little at a time?  Well then – an Online Host Club might be the perfect solution for you!

My next club will start up on 3 Jan (coincidently with the arrival of the 2018 Occasions Catalog and the start of Sale-A-Bration!) and I have a few openings available.

How does it work?  Well – at a glance…

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

  • Place a $25.00 minimum order each month
  • Place your order by the 20th of each month
  • Use the Host code I’ll provide in an email sent out at the beginning of each month

And what do you get in return?

  • Based on a random draw, you’ll be the “host” for one of the six months
  • In your month, you’ll be guaranteed a workshop total of $150 – meaning no less than $15 in Stampin’ Rewards for you to spend!
  • In your Host month, your order ships FREE!
  • When you place a host club order – which you’ll do each month – you’ll get DOUBLE peppermints for that order!  So – if all you did was place your $25 order for the six months, you’d end up with 12 Peppermints.  Most folks end up with all 16 (and then some) – and earn a free $40 gift!
  • At the end of the club, you’ll get to choose a free stamp set up to $20!
  • And – you get first dibs on the next Online Club!
  • FREE monthly tutorial with 4-5 projects – and access to all the past tutorials on my  website!
  • FREE catalogs during your membership term

Sound like something you’d be interested in? Let me know quick – spots are filling up fast!

2018 Occasions Catalog Shares are Now Open!

What are catalog shares, you ask?  They’re your chance to try a little bit of everything and see what you like the best from a new Stampin’ Up! catalog!  

I’ll place our Shares order first jump out of the box on 3 Jan 18 and use expedited shipping so I get it back fast!  Then I’ll get it all cut up, packaged and out the door quick as I can – hopefully during the week of 8 Jan!

We’ve got new Designer Series Papers, new ribbons and trims and all sorts of fun embellishments!  

Shares are open to anyone – including demonstrators, so…check it…

I’ve got a few options for you to pick from:  a New Designer Series Paper Share, a New Ribbons/Embellishments Share, and an I Want It All Share (this one gets a free extra bonus!!).  You can see everything included in each share type and find a handy sign-up sheet on my 2018 Occasions Catalog Shares page!

Do You Still Need an Occasions and Sale-A-Bration Catalog?! 

If you’re not a current customer of mine but would like to be, you can request your copies of the catalogs on my Contact page right here.  

The Great Year-End Sale Is Underway!

Get all the details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page – or go right to the Year End Sale goodies in my Online Store!



This second reservation window will remain open from December 5–30 and SU! will take as many orders as they receive (yay!) and not close the window until December 30.

I’ve got all the information over on my Promotions page – including a super little video with lots of information on this wonderful new stamp placement tool.  Be sure to check it out – peruse the how-to-reserve-your-Stamparatus tutorial you’ll find there, and then get your reservation in before the 30th!!


Sweet Little Something will be available on 3 Jan! 


Powder Pink Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″)

Crumb Cake Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (mats for card front and for inner liner)

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 3 3/4″ x 5″ (card front and inner liner); bunny cut-out

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  

Finn and I spend a lot of time doing the pause-and-catch-up game.

It goes like this.

I’m driving the golf cart around the fence line – we’re “checking fence”.  A job.

Finn is ensuring that no bugs or acorns are lurking in the leaves and bushes.

That’s a pretty time-consuming job, so I frequently have to pause, look back to see him, and then holler “Here” in my best command voice.

It’s the voice that says…now, please.

Only please is sort of…loose. 😉

He knows that voice and so he usually – like 9.5 times out of 10! – hauls his wiggle butt at light-speed to get to me and sit down by the cart.

It looks like this….

I tell myself it’s the command-voice.

Or his overwhelming desire to please me.

Reality?  He wants a cookie.

I do seriously and firmly believe that he deliberately lags back so…I’ll call him so… he can race to me so…he can…and will!…get a cookie!

He’s something of a cookie-monster!



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Stampin’ Up! Moon Baby Showers of Happiness for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Happy Thursday, y’all – and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! We’ve got a full roster for today’s sketch challenge, so be sure to check ’em all out when you get done here!  

Our task this week was to make something for you using three pretty colors.  Check them out!

I decided to let the good folks over at Freshly Made Sketches help me with my layout.

And since the color scheme sort of screamed “Bundle of Love DSP” – and I’m nothing if not a follower – I went the obvious route and made a baby card.  So – it worked out and I played along with the theme challenge at Just Us Girls.

I pulled out Moon Baby and yes, the Bundle of Love Specialty DSP and created a little baby shower card.  Take a look-see:

I’d seen a card out in ether-space a while back using strips of DSP for the card front, so I decided to try that with this one.  I cut 1″ wide strips of Bundle of Love DSP and laid them diagonally across a piece of Very Vanilla card stock.  Of course I did not take a picture of that.  Sorry! Continue reading

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