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Stampin’ Up! Rise and Shine Sneak Peek

Well – it’s Monday again!  Hope you had an awesome weekend!  We had some beautiful weather here for a minute – as I type this on Sunday night, we’re waiting for that to come to an end tomorrow.  A little more rain is headed our way.

Bleh.  Wish I could send it where it’s needed, cuz we’re full up!

Tomorrow is the arrival of the Sale-A-Bration Second Release and…my card today uses a fun little set that you’ll be able to pick up FREE with a $100 purchase (before shipping and tax)!  Take a look-see:

The layout for this one was inspired by this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge!

And the color palette is from the Color Throwdown challenge.

I started with a Whisper White panel to which I added a sentiment from the Rise & Shine set in Bermuda Bay ink.  Then I adhered the panel to a Bermuda Bay mat to create the card front.

I cut a Crumb Cake rectangle and embossed it in the Corrugated 3D Embossing Folder, then adhered it to the card front with Liquid Glue.

On a 2″ wide strip of Whisper White, I stamped the coffee “steam” image all over in Crumb Cake ink.  Then, using the small flower image, I stamped it onto the steam (making them into little flowers instead of steam!) by stamping it in Melon Mambo – some in full-strength and some stamped off once.  I added little leaves here and there and everywhere in stamped-off-once Bermuda Bay.

Then I punched the end of the strip with my Banner Triple Punch and adhered it to the corrugated panel with Liquid Glue.

The Rise & Shine set is one of the fun reversible stamp sets that Stampin’ Up! has introduced recently.  On a piece of Whisper White, I stamped the right-hand cup with the circle cut-out in stamped-off-once Crumb Cake.  Then I stamped the sunburst in full strength Crumb Cake and a sentiment in Melon Mambo.

The second cup is a solid left-hand image – stamped in stamped-off-once Melon Mambo on Whisper White.

Do y’all remember the Cup of Cheer Dies from the 2019 Holiday Catalog?

These are carrying over – which means you can find them in the Online Store – even though they’re not in the catalog right now.  I used the cup dies to cut my two images.  Then I used the detailed stripes die to cut a Melon Mambo piece.  That piece I adhered to the front of my die cut pink cup with Liquid Glue.

I adhered the two cups to the card front – with Liquid Glue and Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The final piece is a stamped-off-once Bermuda Bay tag from Rise & Shine, cut with the die in the Cup of Cheer set.  I adhered it with Liquid Glue and a Mini Dimensional.  I tied a tiny bow from Linen Thread and adhered it with a dab of Liquid Glue.

I added some small Rhinestone Basic Jewels to the middles of the flowers and the card front was done!

On the inside, I stamped two more sentiments from Rise & Shine in Bermuda Bay and Melon Mambo on a Whisper White panel.  Then I added the steam in Crumb Cake.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Bermuda Bay mat and into my Crumb Cake card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got another steam flower on the front…

…and a little Bermuda Bay checked paper from the Brights 6″ x 6″ DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  How fun is this Rise & Shine stamp set?  With it’s multiple cup images – flowers – sentiments – it’s got more options than a Starbucks!

AND – it’s got DIES to match – available right this very minute in my Online Store.  But – wait until TOMORROW – then get them and make sure you earn this Rise & Shine set.  Hope you like!

If you want to recreate this card – all the Stampin’ Up! products you need are listed down below along with the card cuts!






P.S.  Reminder – the Sale-a-Bration Second Release goes live TOMORROW!


Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift 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 Rewards page for full details.

Sale-A-Bration….is a GREAT TIME to Join My Stampin’ Up! Family!

If you’ve ever thought of joining Stampin’ Up! as a Demonstrator (I’d love to have you on my team!), Sale-A-bration is an awesome time to join!

Whether you’d like to start a business or would simply like the great discount, we’re here to support you however you need!

If you have EVER considered joining the team – then during this year’s Sale-A-Bration is definitely the time to take the step!  The SU! Starter Kit is one of the best deals going.  You pay just $99 (plus tax) and it includes Free Shipping!  For that $99 – you get to select $125 worth of SU! product – plus you get Mini Paper Cutter, the 6” x 6” DSP Sampler and your choice of an extra stamp set!  Pretty awesome deal.  Remember – there’s no commitment – no need to sell, have a blog or anything else.  Just collect that 20-25% discount on everything you purchase for as long as you remain active.

Any time is always a great time to join and get that big discount for yourself, but Sale-a-bration is a really awesome time to join with lots of extra benefits with your kit!

There are lots more details to be found on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions Page.

Or…are you ready to go?  Click here and scroll down to click on the “join now” button and select your Starter Kit now!

Let me know if you have any questions at

 March Paper Pumpkin Kit Details!

Cheers to seven years! This March, Paper Pumpkin has reached another exciting milestone: their seventh year of delivering fun, easy, creative projects to you. To thank everyone who has helped along the way, they’re including an additional FREE stamp set with every March kit. This means that every subscriber will receive two stamp sets!

The March 2020 kit will arrive in an exclusive, specially-designed box that you will love! Think daffodils, raindrops, and a fresh spring vibe.

March Paper Pumpkin Kit Details:

  • Kit contains supplies for 12 cards and envelopes (4 cards of 3 designs)
  • Notecard size: 5″ x 3-1/2″
  • Envelope size: 5-1/8″ x 3-5/8″
  • Coordinating Colors: Balmy Blue, Basic Gray, Calypso Coral, Grapefruit Grove, Gray Granite, Pear Pizzazz, Petal Pink, Shaded Spruce, and So Saffron.
  • The additional stamp set is a great value and coordinates with the March kit design; however, you do not need it to complete the March cards.
  • The additional stamp set is a 4×6 footprint, which is larger than most Paper Pumpkin sets and is designed for use on a variety of crafting projects
  • Subscribe for the March kit at from February 11–March 10.
  • Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period.

If you’re interested in subscribing to Paper Pumpkin, you can either sign up for a subscription where you are billed monthly for your kit or you can purchase a prepaid subscription in my online store (don’t forget that THESE will earn you free Sale-A-Bration goodies, too!).

To see more information and to sign up for the monthly subscription, click here.  To see the options for prepaid subscriptions in my online store, click here.

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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Crumb Cake Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); 2 7/8″ x 4 1/4″ (Corrugated embossed panel)

Bermuda Bay Card Stock:  4″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for card front and for inner liner)

Whisper White Card Stock:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); 2″ x 3 3/4″ (banner on front); Rise & Shine die cut coffee cup and tag

Melon Mambo Card Stock:  Cup of Cheer detailed die cut

2019-2021 In Color 6″ x 6″ DSP: envelope flap (Rococo Rose)

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

So – yesterday morning, I was about 20 minutes into my treadmill workout.

Finn – as usual – was sleeping by the back door.  It was just starting to get light.

As I trudged along watching my tv show on my phone on the treadmill….

All of a sudden, he goes full Rottweiller.


I holler “Finny – leave it”


I mean – serious.  We’re talking perimeter dog with three masked gunman headed his way.

Carrying a cat! Who is armed with a Laaaaazerrrrrr…..


Deciding I’d best check – just in case there WAS a bear on the back steps….or…a cat…I jumped off the treadmill and hurried to the kitchen – note: my treadmill decides after 30 seconds of no weight-on-the-belt that you finished and just left without shutting it down.  Or you’re dead in a heap at the end of the belt…And it quits.  So – I wanted to ascertain the threat-level and get back within the allotted time.

As I got to the door – I see him bouncing up and down….


Apparently – it was an invasion of….

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No.  This is not my picture.  Or our pond.  Or the offending geese. Treadmill.  Hurrying.  No phone!

I told him what a good guard dog he is (thinking – like that kid that cried wolf, yes – THAT good!) and raced back to the treadmill just in the nick of time.

When I finished up and trudged into the kitchen (there’s a lot of trudging around here in the mornings!) I found…

Defending the home and family from the Goose-apocalypse (real OR imagined!) is exhausting. 😉



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Stampin’ Up! Nature’s Positive Thoughts

Good morning, y’all!  Hope you’re headed into a good and relatively stress-free week!!

Before we get going – I’ve got THREE extra Single Paper Shares ready to go if anyone wants them.  $15 +$5 for first class shipping gets you 48 – 6″ x 6″ sheets of beautiful new Designer Series Papers – and 6 Best Dressed 3″ x 3″ Note Cards and Envelopes.  Let me know ASAP if you want one or more of these packs of gorgeous paper! 🙂

I’ve got a very feminine card for you today – using the new Positive Thoughts stamp set. It also uses two wonderful Coordination Products that will be available to you on 4 Feb – the Nature’s Thoughts dies and the Pleased As Punch DSP.  Take a look-see!

The soft color palette is from this week’s CAS Colors & Sketches challenge.

And I think it’s pretty feminine so… I’ll enter it in the Water Cooler Wednesday challenge!

I started with a piece of Petal Pink gingham paper from the new Pleased As Punch DSP and matted it on So Saffron for the card front.

Next, using the large rectangle die in the Nature’s Thoughts Dies, I cut out a piece of Whisper White.

On that panel, I stamped the large leaf image from Positive Thoughts several times without re-inking in Bermuda Bay.  Then I added the fluer-d-doo image in So Saffron – again stamping several times without re-inking.

Then I adhered the panel to the card front with Liquid Glue.

Next up was to stamp and cut all the elements for the collage.  I stamped the big leaf image in Bermuda Bay on Whisper White and cut it with the die in Nature’s Thoughts.  I stamped two Petal Pink flowers and three Daffodil Delight butterflies and cut them out as well.  Then I cut two feathers – one in Whisper White and one in Petal Pink Perennial Essence Vellum Card Stock.  Finally, a few Bermuda Bay leaf die cuts joined the pile!

The sentiment – from Positive Thoughts – is stamped in Bermuda Bay on the Perennial Essence Vellum and cut with an Ornate Frames Die (carried over from the Holiday Catalog).

With everything cut and ready, I built the collage – adding and moving pieces around until it looked right.

Then I took it’s picture!

I used Liquid Glue to adhere all the pieces – starting with the large Bermuda Bay leaf and building the layers.  When I got to the sentiment – I used Glue Dots (they’re pretty easy to “hide” when using Vellum!).  Finally – the last flower is popped on with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I used Liquid Glue to tuck the Bermuda Bay die cut leaves in here and there into the collage and then added a bow tied with Petal Pink 5/8″ Striped Organdy Ribbon with a Glue Dot.

A few Champagne Rhinestone Jewels finished off the card front.

On the inside, I added the large Positive Thoughts leaf in Bermuda Bay on a Whisper White panel, stamping it a few times without re-inking.  I also added a second sentiment in Bermuda Bay.  Over the sentiment, in stamped-off-once Petal Pink, I stamped the feather image from the stamp set.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a So Saffron mat and into my Bermuda Bay card base, added the card front with Liquid Glue and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more Bermuda Bay leaves on the front…

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Stampin’ Up! Leave a Little Sparkle Unicorn and Petals

Good morning!  It’s Hawwmmp Day!!  Whoo-hoo!

Yes – I still care about these things.  Just…not as much as I used to! 😉

So – my card today is going to be reminiscent of one I did a couple weeks back.  It’s a special order (they don’t upset us) so…I pulled the Leave a Little Sparkle stamp set and some Pressed Petals Specialty DSP and made another magical unicorn card for a tiny girl human headed off to school!  Take a look-see:

Similar – and yet…different, yes?  There’s the beauty of this wonderful craft of ours!

I started with a different design of the gorgeous Pressed Petals Specialty DSP and matted it on Daffodil Delight for the card front.

Then I stamped “Sparkles” (that’s what I named him) in the center of the oval in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  His mane is colored with the Light and Dark Rococo Rose Stampin’ Blends – plus my Merry Merlot Stampin’ Write Marker.  I brushed his body with Frost White Shimmer Paint using a dried out Blender Pen.

Next, I grabbed the Lovely Leaves Dies and cut some Daffodil Delight and Rococo Rose flowers, some Mossy Meadow Leaves, a few Very Vanilla “wildflowers”, and a couple of Gold Glimmer leaves and small flowers.

I made a flower with the Pressed Petals Specialty Washi Tape – I patted the back of each “petal” with my Embossing Buddy so they wouldn’t stick together.  In the middle is a Perennial Essence Floral Center.

I stamped a Leave A Little Sparkle sentiment in Merry Merlot on a strip of Daffodil Delight and bannerized the end with my Paper Snips.

Since I wanted a little more sparkle, I brushed the Very Vanilla “dandelions” with my Clear Wink of Stella.

Then I dry fit the collage and took a couple of pictures so I could put it all together.  Thought you might like to see how it all went together! 🙂

I adhered everything with Liquid Glue – with the exception of a couple of small flowers around Sparkles’ horn – I popped those on with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I added some Noble Peacock Rhinestones and Rhinestone Basic Jewels – and some gold stars from the Most Wonderful Time Product Medley (this one is coming on 4 Sept in the 2019 Holiday Catalog)!

Before adding the Pressed Petals flower – I used a Glue Dot to adhere a double-length bow tied with Linen Thread.  I added the flower over top – with a little Liquid Glue – and the card front was done!

On the inside, I added a second Leave A Little Sparkle in Merry Merlot to a Very Vanilla panel.  Over the top is the sparkly-flourish in Rococo Rose.  And a few more Most Wonderful Time gold stars just cuz!

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Daffodil Delight mat and into my Merry Merlot card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got another Leave a Little Sparkle flourish in Rococo Rose and some gold stars on the front…

…and one of the Pressed Petals Specialty DSP papers – that coordinates perfectly with the flower on the front of the card! – on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Pressed Petals and Leave a Little Sparkle come together again to create a little girl’s fantasy!  I hope you like – I am quite sure that SHE will!





P.S.  Did you know that if you join Stampin’ Up! right now – you’ll get to pick $155 worth of Stampin’ Up! goodies – from the Annual catalog OR the 2019 Holiday Catalog?  That’s right – you could get $155 worth of Holiday Catalog and/or Annual Catalog goodness for just $99 – and it will ship for FREE!!  AND – SU! will also send you a $10 coupon to use in September!! 🙂  Give me a shout and find out how!


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 Holiday Catalog Shares Are Open!

A catalog share gives you a chance to try a sample of all the new products in the catalog – and then you can see what you love and go back and purchase full packs of those goodies!

Try a little bit of the beautiful new Designer Series Papers, specialty papers and envelopes, plus fun embellishments with one of my Catalog Shares! I’ll place our Shares order first jump out of the box on 4 Sep 19 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 – likely early in the week of the 9th, if not quicker!

Once again, I’m offering a Designer Series Paper share and an Embellishment share with all sorts of fun new goodies!

I’ve got a few options for you to pick from:  a New Designer Series Paper Share, a New Embellishments Share, and an I Want It All Share (this one gets a free extra bonus!!).  And there are even DOUBLE shares, too!

Shares are open to anyone – including demonstrators, so…get all the details about what’s being offered in each kind of share right here – and get signed up for YOURS! 🙂

Do YOU Like to Pay Taxes on Your Goodies?!?

Me, neither!

If you love holidays—and don’t love taxes—we have some great news for you! Twelve U.S. states will have sales tax holidays for school supplies over the next several weeks. The dates for each state’s sales tax holiday will vary; the definition of “school supplies” will also vary from state to state. Fortunately, a selection of Stampin’ Up! products qualify as school supplies and will be tax-free during each state’s sales tax holiday period. (Sales tax holidays may not apply to additional county, city, and special jurisdiction taxes.)

If you live in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Mexico, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia or Wisconsin (whoo-hoo!) —click the picture below to see which products will be tax-free for each state !  HINT: Missouri and Texas -this weekend it’s YOUR turn!  Don’t miss out!

Important Note: Orders must be placed with Stampin’ Up! during the sales tax holiday period to receive these select items tax free; each period begins—and ends—at midnight (Mountain Time).

Time to Redeem Your Bonus Days Coupons!

Click the picture for the how-to’s and where-for’s!

And here’s the fine print!

  • Redemption Period Deadline:  August 31, 2019, by 11:50 pm (mt)
  • There is no limit to the number of coupon codes participants can use on an order during redemption.
  • Bonus Days coupon codes may be redeemed for any product (excluding Starter Kits, demonstrator supply items, and Paper Pumpkin subscriptions.
    • New prepaid Paper Pumpkin codes may be discounted with Bonus Days coupon codes.
  • Bonus Days coupon codes may be redeemed one time only.

Until then – get all the details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page and…happy shopping!

August Paper Pumpkin – Gift of Fall and the Add-On Bundle

The August Paper Pumpkin is a Fall-themed kit which will let you create 6 Fall-themed Gift Bags and 12 Gift-Tags.  Which is AWESOME!  But – Paper Pumpkin subscribers can ALSO pick up the Gift of Fall Add On Bundle.  With 24 note-card sized bases in 2 different designs and coordinating envelopes, you’ll be able to create cards from the supplies in the kit!  Get all the info right here – and get signed up for Paper Pumpkin today! Or…at least before the 10th so that you’ll get this awesome Fall kit!  And don’t forget that add-on bundle!


From 1 July thru 31 August, new demonstrators will receive $155 in FREE product to fill their Starter Kit. THEN, you’ll receive a $10 coupon code to use the following month.  And – if you join on 1 Aug – you can select from the new 2019 Holiday Catalog for your Starter Kit!  Whooo-hooo!

Check it all out on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page and then…let’s get you started!  Hobbyist or Business Demo – come on down!!!


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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:  

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

Daffodil Delight Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 5″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); Lovely Leaves die cut flowers

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); Lovely Leaves die cut “dandelions”

Mossy Meadow and Rococo Rose Card Stock, Gold Glimmer Paper: Lovely Leaves die cut flowers and leaves

Pressed Petals Specialty DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); 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

Summertime, summertime, sum-sum-summertime, summertime!

For us – summer is flip flops and shorts, watermelon and BBQ.

For a horse-dog, it’s…

…laying in front of the fan in the barn aisle.

Having a little puppy-picnic.

If you have horses – you know what those are.

If you don’t….you might not really want to know…. 😉




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Stampin’ Up! Dandelion Wishes and Magnolias

Happy Friday, y’all!  Are you ready for a weekend?  I am – you’d think this had NOT been a four-day week! 🙂

So – we’ve been invited to an…odd?…party in a couple of weeks.  Apparently there’s going to be food and drink and games and karaoke and a wedding and some prizes and…wait.  What now?

A wedding?

Yes.  A wedding might “break out”.  Like…a flash-mob?

I haven’t a clue.  But – like military wives of yore (at least I HOPE it’s all “yore” now!) – I’m going to – figuratively – have my white gloves in my purse.  JIC.

In this instance, my “white gloves” will be a wedding-appropriate card just waiting to be signed.

You know.  If a Wedding. Breaks. Out. 😉

It was actually pretty quick and easy and uses one of my favorite (and carrying over!) stamp sets – called Dandelion Wishes.  And I paired it with some new Magnolia Lane DSP!  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Memorable Mosaic Sneak Peek All The Happy Wishes

Good Tuesday!  Did you all have a great long-weekend?  Ours was nice – went to our friends for dinner yesterday.  Always nice to spend time with them!

My 2019-2020 Annual Catalog sneak peek for today is a fussy-cutting-Queen’s dream!  If you hate fussy cutting…look away! 😉

I used the new Memorable Mosaic stamp set and the Mosaic Mood Specialty DSP – both coming on 4 June – to make a fun card good for sending to…anyone for a special day and any day at all!  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Perennial Essence Bird Ballad Fun Fold

Happy Tuesday!  The week is clicking by!  Soon it’ll be Hawwmp Day and we’ll be on the downhill slide to the weekend!  Whoo-hooo!

My card today is…another fun fold.  In fact, it’s the same fold as yesterday – sorry! – cuz I needed another gift card for a co-worker leaving the program.  And – I wanted to do something flower-dy and pretty for her.  So…I used the same fold on the inside, but…pulled in the Floral Essence stamp set, plus some gorgeous painterly Perennial Essence DSP and a Bird Ballad Laser Cut Note card – all available on 4 June!  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ UP! Crackle Let it Ride!

Well.  It’s here!  This is the day I head to OnStage!  Finally!!  When I arrive I’ll head right to the convention center to do my dress rehearsal – gulp! – and then Amy and Sue and I will go to CenterStage tonight!  Where…we’ll get an early look at the new 2019-2020 Annual Catalog!!  Whoo-hoooo!!

I made a fun card for you today – totally not my normal style – as the result of a color challenge.  I used the Let It Ride and Crackle Paint stamp sets.  Do not adjust your dials.  I have taken over your screen.  This card is exactly how it looks in the pictures.  Black.  And White.  Take a look-see.

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Stampin’ UP! Life is Grand, Lovely and Floral!

Well.  Here we are.  Monday.  Again.  Bleh.

That said – before our NEXT Monday together, I’ll be at OnStage.  And ON our next Monday together….I’ll be sharing all the sneak peeks from the new 2019-2020 Annual Catalog!  Speaking of – if you’re a current customer of mine, you’ll be on my list for mailing you a new catalog.  I can order them on 2 May and as soon as I get them in hand I’ll send them out to you!  If you aren’t a customer of mine – but would like to be – and aren’t already working with a Demonstrator! – place an order with me of $50 or more between now and 2 May to get on my mailing list! 🙂

My card for today is a super simple one – with a nice clean design!  It uses the big and bold Life is Grand stamp set, plus some goodies here and there from the All My Love Suite!  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Seashells By The Bay

Good morning!  Welcome back to the work week.

And – the beginning of the end of Sale-A-Bration.  Can you even believe that?!?  If you don’t have all your goodies yet – be sure to snap them up this week – and get DOUBLE Peppermints from me at the same time.  Sort of a win-win, don’t you think?? 🙂

My By The Bay card today is one I wasn’t sure was ever going to do how I wanted it to do.  Especially after I did the inner liner and realized I’d made it in the portrait orientation.  Which was perfectly acceptable, except my card was in landscape, so…that pretty much wasn’t going to cut it!  But – I finally got it done – and I think it turned out pretty much how I thought it would.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Best Route Stitched Seasons 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!

I decided to use the color palette from the Best Route DSP – it just seemed like the right thing to do!   Take a look-see and you’ll also find the soon-to-be-available Blended Seasons and bundled Stitched Labels Framelits and a little dab of Dandelion Wishes!

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