Best Wishes

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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Categories: 2019 Occasions Catalog, Any Occasion, Best Wishes, Blog Candy, Everyday, Feminine, Friendship, Love, Paper Pumpkin, Thinking Of You | Tags: , , , | 14 Comments

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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Stampin’ Up! Dandelion Wishes for the Crazy Crafter’s Blog Hop!

Hey, y’all!  It’s way later on a Saturday (or any day, for that matter!) than you’re used to seeing me, but…I was tickled (and…amazed!!) to be invited by my friend Kylie Bertucci to be the guest on the Crazy Crafters Blog Hop!

Of course I said of course!! 🙂

For these hops, everyone who plays along CASEs a card they find on my blog.  Including me!  So – I went thru some past posts and found one that really appealed to me.  I loved the DSP and stamped flowers and the layout!

And then I CASE’d it with current goodies!  The centerpiece is the new Dandelion Wishes stamp set and some pretty Garden Impressions DSP.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Watts of Courage for the World Autism Day Blog Hop!

Good morning, y’all!  Today I’m fortunate to be taking part in a wonderful Blog Hop celebrating World Autism Awareness Day (which is…well…today!) 🙂

While I’m not directly affected by autism, did you know that as many as 1.5 million Americans today are believed to have some form of autism?  And this number is on the rise.  Based on statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and other governmental agencies, autism is growing at the startling rate of 10-17% per year. At this rate, estimates state that the prevalence of autism could reach 4 million Americans in the next decade.  And, autism knows no racial, ethnic, social boundaries, family income, lifestyle, or educational levels and can affect any family, and any child.

So – to show my support on World Autism Day, I made a card using the Ribbon of Courage stamp set and…Watts of Occasions!  Take a look-see:

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Categories: Any Occasion, Best Wishes, Encouragement, Friendship, General, Just Because, Love, Thinking Of You, World Autism Day | Tags: , , , | 22 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Peacocks, Petals and More for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Happy Thursday, y’all – and welcome to another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!! It’s color week and we’ve got the full complement of hoppers today!  Do be sure to check out all their projects when you’re done here, won’t you?  

I pulled out a fun and pretty Sale-A-Bration stamp set – the Beautiful Peacock set from the first release – and combined it with a surprise addition to the SAB line-up – the wonderful Petals & More Thinlits.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! You’re Inspiring Video Sneak Peek

Happy Sunday, folks!  Hope this post finds y’all well and having a good weekend!

As is – mostly! – the norm, I’m sharing just a little glimpse at the card we’ll make this evening.  I’ll be live on my Stamps-N-Lingers FB page at 8pm eastern (that’s our normal time).  The card uses the wonderful You’re Inspiring stamp set – and it pays homage to my brave little daffodils poking their heads up in the hopes that winter is over!  Take a sneaky-peek:

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Stampin’ Up! Lovely Wishes 2018 Occasions Sneak Peek

Hey, y’all!  It’s Monday – and I’m home!  So – I did almost miss my flight yesterday – I had 830am in my head.  So I rolled up to the gate at 630am.  And then got the message from the Delta app saying flight 2155 was loading.  I thought it was weird that they were telling me about a different flight than the one I was on….

Turns out it wasn’t!  So – had about 2 minutes and loaded up!  It was most excellent really! 🙂

Before I get going – be sure to remember that today is the first day of the Online Extravaganza – with a special 24-hour bonus sale!  Read all about it down below and then get to loading up on all your favorites!

Now – one of the prettiest new sets in the 2018 Occasions Catalog is called Lovely Wishes.  

We watched Billie Moan do a wonderful demonstration using this stamp set at OnStage.

I decided to use it today to make a pretty little card – with a little inspiration from a sample in the 2018 Occasions catalog.  Take a look-see:

I started with a Tranquil Tide card base – cut at 4 1/4″ x 11″ and scored/folded at 5 1/2″.  Across the front – on the bottom left and top right corners, I stamped the leaf-filler image several times in Tranquil Tide ink.  Then I embossed the front of the card in the Layered Leaves Dynamic TIEF.

I matted a piece of Painted Autumn DSP on some Lemon Lime Twist and adhered it with Fast Fuse at a slight angle directly on the card front.

For the art and sentiment, I stamped the two curved leaves image in Tranquil Tide, making an oval with the images.  Then I used the leaf fill image and stamped it – off center – in Lemon Lime Twist.

I used Daffodil Delight to stamp the small flower filler images; then I added the sentiment in Tranquil Tide.

I matted the panel on Lemon Lime Twist and popped it over the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I added a few Pearl Basic Jewels and wrapped a length of Whisper White Solid Baker’s Twine around the card base, tying it off with a bow.

On the inside, I stamped another Lovely Wishes sentiment in Tranquil Tide on a Whisper White panel.  Then I added the smaller floral image in Tranquil Tide (outline and leaves) and Daffodil Delight (flower).

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Lemon Lime Twist mat and into the card base, and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got another of the small floral images from Lovely Wishes on the front…

…and some more Painted Autumn DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  What a lovely stamp set this is, y’all!  I think it’s going to be a heavy favorite for folks when the 2018 Occasions Catalog goes live.  Hope you like! 🙂




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Did you Miss the Stamparatus Reservation Yesterday?

The Next Window Opens on 5 Dec

You’ve been hearing about the new stamp-placement tool from Stampin’ Up! called the Stamparatus!!  And I know for certain sure that you want (no….need one!).  And you can reserve your very own for delivery in Spring 2018!!  

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 mark your calendar for the next reservation window on 5 Dec!!



We’re entering the “most wonderful time of the year,” and not just because of the holidays. For us, it’s because Online Extravaganza is starting soon! During this promotion, we will have exclusive deals and sales available for limited times. At this time of the year, people are shopping more and looking for deals. This is why we have Online Extravaganza— to bring you incredible limited time offers on Stampin’ Up!’s great products.

We’ve got lots of different offerings coming throughout this promotion, so you’re going to want to keep in touch and check back for all the great surprises we have in store.

More extravaganza excitement! 20 -26 November 2017, shop exclusive sales and deals on select items.  Deals end 26 November at 11:59 PM (Mountain Time).

There are two SPECIAL 24-hour sales – with even MORE savings!!

—  Our first incredible offering of this promotion will be the 24-hour stamp sale. Select stamp sets will be 20% off for the first 24 hours of Online Extravaganza.

DO NOT DELAY! Stamp Sale starts November 20 12:00 AM and ends November 20 11:59 PM.

Here’s the list of stamp sets that will be on sale for 20% off on Monday, 20 November 12:00 AM MT until 11:59 PM MT.  Click on the table to open a full-size PDF and you can see all the Extravaganza goodies.  Well…all but the last day’s…

–To close out Online Extravaganza with a bang, we’ll have a special 24-hour flash sale on November 27th, after other Online Extravaganza deals end on the 26th. We will provide more information on this flash sale, including marketing resources, later in the week. Make sure to check back here for the announcement and more details!


Lovely Wishes will be Available on 3 Jan 18 


Tranquil Tide Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11′ (card base, score and fold at 5 1/2“)

Lemon Lime Twist Card Stock: 3 1/8″ x 4 1/8″ (mat for small DSP panel);  3 3/8″ x 4 3/8″ (mat for art/sentiment); 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for inner liner)

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 1/4″ x 4 1/4″ (art/sentiment); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

Painted Autumn DSP: 3″ x 4″ (small DSP panel on front); envelope flap

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Hey, y’all!  Well – made it home safely and Finn met me at the airport.  Well – Wayne drove him.  Which seemed like the right thing to do! 🙂  He got out of the van on the leash and we said our first hello’s while Wayne loaded suitcases.  No pics of that meeting – had a pretty solid lap-full!  Let’s just say there wasn’t a lot of makeup left on!  I did get a couple of fun shots on the way home, though…

Once we got home, he had a little lunch and then…crashed.  Homecoming is exhausting for a guy! 
But, he had to change it up a little so he could keep an eye on me…
Good to be home, y’all! 🙂

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Stampin’ Up! Timeless Penned & Painted Jar of Love

It’s FRIIIIIDDDAAAAAAY.  Which means just gotta get thru this one last day and wake up and go home tomorrow!

Right after I schlep all my stuff into my car in the morning.  Bleh! 🙁  But….HOME!!! 🙂

I’m pretty sure when I get there, and “accidentally” call Duck Duck, she’ll come flying waddling home just as fast as her little orange web-footed legs will carry her!

Or not.

Guess we’ll see, huh?

I have a card to share today that’s a sort-of-CASE from a project I saw on Pinterest, from Anja at Ophelia Crafts!  I did put a little of my own spin on it, but I sure did glean some good ideas from her project!  Check it here if you get a shot!  I used the pretty Penned and Painted stamp set to work with the Jar of Love and Everyday Jars bundle.  Take a look-see:

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