Bridal Shower

Stampin’ Up! Eastern Dahlia Wedding Card

Happy Hawmp Day, y’all!  I’ll tell you what – I’m ready for this week to be done.  Work has been a total PITA.  The “real” job – not this one!  I’m ready to not have to think about it for a couple of days.

Or years.


But…it’s still supporting my SU! habit, so…. you know.  Gotta keep doing it.

So – my card for today is a wedding card.  I made it using a new-to-me stamp called Definitely Dahlia – which is a single stamp with the most gorgeous flower image.  I added a little bit of Eastern Beauty (avail 1 June), some Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers (also 1 June), a little Sunshine Wishes Thinlit action and a sentiment from Floral Phrases  Yep, I was all over the place in my stash!  Take a look-see:

The layout of for my card is from the CAS(E) This Sketch challenge this week.

And the wedding theme is from Stamp Ink Paper.

I started with a piece of Tranquil Tide paper from the new Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Stack (1 June) that I matted on a piece of Tranquil Tide card stock (1 June).  Over that I adhered a Tea Lace Paper Doily with some Liquid Glue.

I also used a couple of Glue Dots – on the doily – to wrap some loops of Gold Metallic Thread.

The center panel started with a piece of Whisper White card stock.  I inked up my new Definitely Dahlia stamp with Versamark and stamped the panel, then sprinkled the image with Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  I heat embossed the flower and matted the panel on a Tranquil Tide mat.

For the sentiment, I used a die cut from the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits set.  I cut the die three times from Tranquil Tide and then adhered them all together in a stack with Liquid Glue.

The second part of the sentiment is from Eastern Beauty.  It’s a curved stamp – but I straightened it out when I stuck it to the acrylic block.  I inked just the words “is beautiful” in Versamark and stamped the panel.  Then I sprinkled it with more Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heated it up.  I added the die cut “love” with Liquid Glue and the card front was done! 🙂

On the inside, I pulled a sentiment that seemed to fit perfectly from the Floral Phrases stamp set and added it in Tranquil Tide ink to a Whisper White panel.  Across the bottom of the panel, I adhered an Eastern Gold Vinyl Sticker.

I SNAILd the panel to a Tranquil Tide mat and into my Whisper White card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got another of the Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers across the front…

…and a little more of the Fresh Florals DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I’ve had my eye on that Definitely Dahlia stamp for a long time (if it wasn’t clear, I only used about half of the image – it’s big, bold and beautiful!!) – I have no idea why I waited so long to add it to the stamp shelf!  I’m also liking the new designs in the Fresh Florals DSP Stack!  Hope you like! 🙂

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Whisper White Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card stock, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); 2 3/8″ x 5 1/8″ (sentiment panel); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

Tranquil Tide Card Stock (avail 1 June): 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2 1/2″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for sentiment panel); Sunshine Sayings Thinlit die cut sentiment 

Fresh Florals DSP Stack (avail 1 June); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); envelope flap

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Finn-Fan Fix…

Well, I caught him.

Mostly cuz he was sleeping.

Sleeping in the “do you have any idea what your dog is doing and why?” position.

What position is that, you say?


Maybe there was a bug.  

Crawling on the floor behind the chair.  Or on the cat scratching toy.  Or on the hearth.

And…he fell asleep mid-pursuit.

Bug pursuit.

The struggle is real.



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Stampin’ Up! Sunshine Day at the Beach for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop


Happy Thursday, y’all – and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!  If you’re following along with us, you’ll know this is color week!  Be sure to check out all our talented ladies-who-hop! 🙂

Now – the colors we’re working with today – not really easy ones for me!

Since I needed all my brain power to create something in this color scheme, I let the fine folks over at the Fusion challenge help me with the layout…

Fusion is a cool one – cuz you can do their sketch, their photo inspiration, or both!  I used just the sketch.

Duh – right?? 🙂

So – I decided this was a beachy color scheme and pulled out the new Day at the Beach stamp set, and once again turned to the Sunshine Sayings set for my sentiment.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Pretty Kitty Flourishes with Weather Together

Good morning again!  Hope your weekend is going well.

I have no preliminary banter.  But I do have another animal picture for you.

Be warned.  It’s graphic.  It’s for mature audiences only.  It’s the kind of picture that, should I ever run for office, will come back and haunt me.

If you’re easily offended….scroll on down quickly…..

Yep.  It’s pony butts.  Nekkid pony butts.  Cerah’s right in front of the camera and her kid, Cady, is on the right. 🙂

I took that on Saturday morning while we were waiting for the big horse to meander his way to the pasture gate.  Aren’t they just so cute?  Other than their schnoozles, their big ole apple butts are my favorite part of them!

That’s a grazing muzzle you see there – covered by a fly mask.  Yes, she can eat (just not her body weight in grass each day!) and drink and yes, she can see!

And yes, she has a Stamps-N-Lingers watermark on her butt! 😉

Okay.  That’s it.  On to the card!

My friend’s friend asked her to ask me if I could make a bridal shower card for her.  The only guidance I got was….she has a cat.  And he’s orange.  At least I didn’t get asked for the Sitting Here bench… 😉

So, I pulled out Pretty Kitty, and an umbrella from the Weather Together bundle….and a suitable sentiment from Flourishing Phrases.  Here’s what I came up with.  Take a look-see:

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