Stampin’ Up! Your Biggest Fan Slimline Congrats Card with Video Tutorial

Good morning and Happy Easter to you all! We’re headed to our friends’ this afternoon – so I’ll be in the kitchen this morning.  The Prime Rib is out and coming to room temp in preparation for it’s sojourn in my hot oven.  The eggs are deviled, the potatoes ready to hit the pressure cooker.  And the lemon sheet cake is…in work!  Yum!

As I started my video last night, it occured to me that I should have made an Easter card for you today.  But… I totally didn’t! 🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️

Instead, I made a Congratulations card (very suitable for the men in your life – but certainly not LIMITED to them!) using the fun Your Biggest Fan bundle and coordinating Hey Sports Fan DSP.  And – it’s a slimline card, too, which means that I used the cool Slimline Envelopes (which ARE going to be in the 2022-2023 Annual Catalog – whoo-hoo!).  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Slim Sayings & Paradise Palms for the Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge!

Good morning – again!  I’ve got a second card for you today, cuz…I was really honored to be selected as a Guest Designer over on one of my fave challenges – the Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge!  So…if you were here looking for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop and the card I shared for IT – here ’tis! 🙂

For the Tic-Tac-Toe challenge, I decided it was high time to play with the Slim Sayings Bundle and the cool Slimline Envelopes.  Cuz it’s me – I also pulled out my Paradise Palms bundle and the Artfully Composed DSP.  I mean – if ONE bundle is good….TWO bundles and a DSP is BETTER, right?!  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Pierced In Bloom Corner Pop-Up Fun Fold with Video Tutorial

Good  morning and happy half-way-thru-the-weekend!  Hope yours is going well – our weather is spectacular and we spent most of yesterday in the garden.  We transplanted our blueberries into the raised bed – planted 4 more baby-bluies.  It was a nice way to spend the afternoon!

Two of my team members made cards this week using the cool In Bloom stamp set and coordinating Pierced Blooms die set from the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog.  Their pretty cards reminded me of how cool this set is – the die set in particular! – so I pulled it out!  And I used it to make a reprise on a fun fold I did for you a few weeks back.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Happy & Heartfelt Crane of Fortune Congratulations

Happy Happy Hawwwmp Day!!  We’re on the downhill slide to your weekend again!  Are you snapping up those new Stampin’ Blends?!?  I sure hope so – cuz they’re pretty darned cool!

I made a fun and pretty card for you today – really channeling my collage-maker-soul!  I pulled out the Crane of Fortune bundle – with it’s elegant florals and…well….CRANE!  And the gorgeous, coordinating Symbols of Fortune Specialty DSP.  Then I added a pretty sentiment from the Happy & Heartfelt stamp set – cuz it had the one I needed!  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Happy & Heartfelt Ladybug-Turned-Bumblebee Fold Back Pop-Up Fun Fold with Video Tutorial

Good morning and happy happy Friday!  Whatcha got planned for the weekend?  We’re planning a trip to the Costco/Sam’s – they’re right across the street from each other so it always seems silly to go to one and not the other!  I’m out of lettuce AND cauliflower rice so…that’s a borderline emergency here.

Who’m I kidding?!?  It’s a STRAIGHT UP Emergency!  😳😳😳😳  So…go we will!

So – I’ve got a fun fold for you today and if you were able to join me yesterday for my YouTube live, I appreciate you spending part of your week with me!  If not, but you’d like to see the replay – here ’tis!

I first saw this fold on the Splitcoast Stampers site – there was a good video by Robyn Rasset, which I watched to get the gist of the fold.  Then…I took off and used my fave new paper (no – I am sure you could NOT guess which one!) – the Daffodil Afternoon DSP (which has the not-insignificant advantage of being FREE during Sale-A-Bration!!) and the Ladybug Builder Punch.  To make a bumble bee! 🥰  Then I added a Happy& Heartfelt sentiment on the inside.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Paradise Palms Happy & Heartfelt Sneak Peek for the Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop

Good morning, y’all – welcome to another edition of the Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Team blog hop!  Each month we make projects centered around a theme – and this month our theme is Celebrate!  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 go straight up “celebrate” – even used the actual WORD in my sentiment from the new Happy & Heartfelt stamp set paired with the die cuts and images from the new Paradise Palms bundle and a little Abstract Beauty 4″ x 6″ DSP.  These are ALL coming soon to customers in the Jan – Jun 2022 Mini Catalog.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! One Happy Family Batik Boutique

Good morning, y’all – happy Monday!  And…happy Last-Day-of-the-Connect-Craft-Collect-Ordering Special!  Don’t miss out – if you’ve got a lot of things on your list that you’re hoping to add to your tool box, NOW is a great time!  When you reach the $250 in retail threshold – you’ll get an ADDITIONAL $25 in Stampin’ Rewards to spend!  And there’s still time to get together with some of your friends and place a workshop order together – you can share the free goodies!  But..we gotta get that done QUICK!  The special ends at 11:50 MOUNTAIN TIME tonight!! 🙂

Now, my card today uses a few goodies that you might want to add to that order!  The pretty all-image Batik Boutique Bundle gets together with the sentiment-only One Happy Family stamp set.  And – the wonderful, go-to Scalloped Contours die set is in there, too!  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! To The Moon for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good morning, y’all!  It’s Thursday – which means it’s time for another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!!  We’ve got sketch challenge to work with today and I’m excited to see what everyone brings to the table!  I just know you’re going to see a ton of awesome-ness on the hop today!

I pulled out a sweet little stamp set – called To The Moon – with it’s pretty lunar images and Love-You-To-The-Moon-And-Back sentiments to play with to make a card I sent to our friends on the announcement of a new tiny human on the way! 🙂  And I combined it with a little paper from the Pattern Party DSP (this is the pack that has 40 sheets of paper that you can get for FREE with a workshop or order over $150 in retail!).  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! All Squared Away Celebrate You

Well – good morning, y’all!  It’s T-5 for our departure to Maui! Yes, it’s finally getting here and now it’s happening at the speed of light!  I keep adding to my “be sure to do this before you get gone” list and for some reason none of the things drop OFF! 😳😳  But – one way or the other, Saturday is going to dawn and we’re headed to the airport!

God willing and the horse don’t relapse, of course.  Didn’t mean to get cocky! 😉

But – on to the business at hand – I’ve got a fun little card for you today that uses what I think of as sort of a “fly-over” bundle!  The All Squared Away bundle is a ton of fun and I used it to make a bright and cheery card…it really plays well with the Sweet Symmetry DSP.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Spiral Dye Inspired Thoughts Sneak Peek

Good morning, everyone.  Thanks for all the kind messages that so many have sent about Cerah.  She’s on an upward trend – so I’m cautiously optimisic!

I’m sorry I wasn’t able to meet up with y’all on Facebook last night but…it just wasn’t going to happen.  🙁

But the card I made is kind of fun….yeah, BABY!  The 60’s called and wants their tie-dye shirt back!  Yes – I used the brand new Spiral Dye background stamp and a few cool sentiments from the new Inspired Thoughts stamp set.  These are both coming in just TWO DAYS on the 4th in the new catalog.  Take a look-see:

The layout for this one is from the Hand Stamped Sentiments challenge this week.

And the wild color scheme is from the Global Design Project color challenge!

And it fits nicely with the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.

I started with the Spiral Dye stamp and my Stamparatus.  First, I stamped the image in Coastal Cabana.  Then I rotated the Basic White cardstock panel 180 degrees and stamped the image a second time in Bumble Bee ink.  I matted the panel on Magenta Madness to make the card front.

I cut a Basic White panel and a Magenta Madness mat and used my Layering Circle Dies to cut a smooth circle from the White panel and a slightly larger scalloped circle from the Magenta panel. I took the first smooth-side circle die that I’d used on the Basic White panel to cut the center out of the Magenta Madness circle – creating a frame.


I used Liquid Glue to adhere the white panel to the Magenta mat.  Then I used a little more of the Glue to adhere the scalloped-edge frame to the white panel.  Then I popped the whole thing over the card front with Black Stampin’ Dimensionals.

On a strip of Basic White, I stamped an Inspired Thoughts sentiment in Magenta Madness.  Then I snipped a banner end.  I made a mat of Magenta Madness and adhered the sentiment to it with Liquid Glue.

Using Black Stampin’ Dimensionals and a little Liquid Glue, I popped the sentiment onto the card front.

I used two lengths of Black baker’s twine from the new Baker’s Twine Essentials Pack (coming on 4 May in the new 2021-22 Annual Catalog) to tie a simple bow, which I adhered with a Glue Dot.

I added a few Matte Black Dots and the card front was done!

On the inside, I stamped a second Inspired Thoughts sentiment in Magenta Madness on a Basic White panel.  Then I added a strip of Coastal Cabana paper from the new Brights 6″ x 6″ DSP pack – which is also matted on Magenta Madness.  A single Matte Black Dot finished it off.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Magenta Madness mat and into my Basic Black card base, popped the card front on with Black Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

My Basic White Medium Envelope got a few fun sentiments from Inspired Thoughts on the front..

…and I used a little more of the Brights 6″ x 6″ DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  So…did YOU have a tie-dyed t-shirt??  I sure did – heck I MADE tie-dyed shirts!  This Spiral Dye background set brings it back, doesn’t it?  I love the color possibilities for fun card elements.  And the all-sentiments-all-the-time Inspired Thoughts is a wonderful set with so many great sentiments to use on your projects!

I hope you like!  And are getting excited for Tuesday!! 🙂  In addition to the new catalog going live we’ve got TWO amazing new promotion starting then, too – read one down to get the deets!

If you’d like to recreate this card, all the products and card cuts are listed below!






Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift (AND the Monthly Card Tutorial) 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 Customer Rewards page for full details.

Note: Make sure that you can see my name on the final checkout page listed as your Demonstrator when you order so that you know that you’re ordering with me and you’ll get my rewards!

You’ll also be getting a link to my ZOOM The Craftroom (an exclusive TWICE-A-WEEK online event for my customers) and the monthly Online Tutorial.   The May Tutorial features the Pansy Patch Bundle!  

Stamps-N-Lingers 2021-2022 Annual Catalog Special Bundles

Available Now

Special Bundles have sort of become a “thing” we do here, right? I gather up some goodies from the new Suites (and beyond!) in a new catalog that coordinate with each other and get you well on the way to making great cards and projects!  When you order them, you’ll save around 10-15% off ordering everything yourself!  And every Special Bundle includes a FREE GIFT! And remember – the prices I list INCLUDE SHIPPING & TAX!  So – those are the final costs to you! 🙂

Head over to my 2021-2022 Annual Catalog Special Bundles Page and take a gander at what I’ve put together for you.  Then, use the handy form at the end to get your order placed!

This is a LIMITED TIME OFFER – it ends on 18 May 2021!  So….don’t wait too long!

Stampin’ Up! Connect, Craft & Collect $25 Stampin’ Rewards Bonus

4 May – 14 June!!

From 4 May – 14 June,2021, qualifying Stampin’ Up! orders and parties over $250 will receive $25 in BONUS Stampin’ Rewards! Which means…MORE free goodies to kick off our new catalog!!


Stampin’ Rewards can be spent on any merchandise in either of the current catalogs, including the host exclusive items on pages 170-171 in the new Annual Catalog and page 88 in the January-June Mini Catalog!

Here’s the Deets:

  • PROMOTION DATES: MAY 4 – JUNE 14, 2021
  • Workshop orders, customer orders, and online orders all qualify for the extra $25 in Stampin’ Rewards if they reach the $250 level.
  • The order must reach the qualifying amount of $250 in merchandise prior to shipping and tax.
  • The extra $25 rewards are only valid once per order no matter how high the order total.
  • Starter Kit orders do not qualify for this promotion.
  • Stampin’ Rewards can not be used on a 50% off item.
  • Deadline to submit an order and receive the extra $25 in free Stampin’ Rewards: June 14, 2021 at 11:50 PM (MT).

Click this image to download a printable flyer with the details.

I can even set up a Host Code just for you – you give it to your friends and family – then they can order thru my Online Store, using that Host Code – to help you reach that $250 mark!  🙂  Holler at me if you have any questions or if you’d like me to set up a host code for you! You can drop me a note at

Stampin’ Up! Join+ Promotion 4 – 31 May!


May is a fabulous time to join Stampin’ Up! because you’ll get even MORE FREE products in your customizable Starter Kit! Whoo-hoo!

From May 4–31, you’ll get $125 $155 worth of products for only $99 + free business supplies + free shipping + all the fun being a part of Stampin’ Up!!

Here’s the Deets:

  • PROMOTION DATES: MAY 4–31, 2021
  • New demonstrators who purchase their Starter Kit between May 4 and May 31 will be able to redeem $155 of Starter Kit eligible products for $99.
  • New demonstrators who submit their Independent Demonstrator Agreement (IDA) before May 4 or after May 31 will not be eligible for this offer.
  • A new demonstrator can select any eligible Stampin’ Up! products up to the stated value.
  • The Starter Kit includes business resources like catalogs, brochures, order forms, and postcards at no additional charge.
  • The Starter Kit also includes a FREE past Paper Pumpkin kit.
  • The Starter Kit promotion begins May 4.
  • Deadline to purchase the Starter Kit and receive the extra $30 in free products: May 31, 2021 at 11:50 PM (MT).

In addition to the amazing added value to the Starter Kit, when you join Stampin’ Up! you get to be a part of our amazing community of crafters! Plus, you get to enjoy sharing simple and fun crafting experiences with others, early access to products, and exclusive access to training events! Demonstrators also get at least a 20% discount on all of the products that they purchase and there is no requirement to sell to anyone.

And – if you join with me (and become an official member of my Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew!) here’s some more goodness for you:

  • We have monthly team meetings via video conference where we talk about the latest happenings at Stampin’ Up! and share project ideas. We’re scattered all over the United States, but we get together in person online and have lots of fun chatting!
  • Access to my ZOOM The Craftroom virtual stamping get-togethers each week!
  • Free access to my online class tutorials.
  • A private Facebook page where we can chat, ask questions and share ideas.
  • Team giveaways and prizes! We do fun giveaways and prizes for sharing projects and for reaching sales and recruiting goals.
  • Monthly team trainings and meetings for those interested in learning more about the business side of Stampin’ Up!.
  • YOU choose whether you want to simply enjoy the discount, new friends and lots of ideas or whether you’d like to start building a business – which you can decided to do anytime. Or not.  There’s no pressure – EVER!  This is my promise to you.
  • Whether you’d like to start a business or would simply like the great discount, I’m here to support you in any way I can!

There’s no risk and no penalty if you decide that being a Demonstrator isn’t right for you.  There are lots of great reasons to join Stampin’ Up! now (and hardly any reasons to NOT join!) and I’d love to have you on my Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew team!

Want more info about becoming a Demonstrator and the benefits of joining?  Then head over to my Join My Team page here.  If you’ve got any questions about joining or being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator – let me know!  You can reach me at:

Are you the Ultimate Deal Getter??

Join during May AND then place an order of $250+!! You can “double dip” and get $30 additional free merchandise with your Starter Kit AND $25 extra in host cash to spend when you place orders of $250+ before 14 June!!

Got questions, holler at me at:

2021-2022 Annual Catalog Shares Close TODAY (2 May)

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

So – you can try a little bit of the beautiful new Designer Series Papers, specialty papers and treat boxes!  I’ll place our Shares order first jump out of the box on 4 May 21 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 – as early in the week of the 10th as I can manage!

For this catalog, I’m offering a New Designer Series Paper Share and you can DOUBLE it up if you like! 🙂

Shares are open to anyone – including demonstrators!  Go to my Shares Page and get your order in  – orders need to be placed by 2 May!! 🙂


If you love great deals, our Last-Chance Products Sale is the perfect time to shop. You’ll get deep discounts on your favorite products from the 2020–2021 Annual Catalog—and as an extra bonus—you’ll get a peek at the list of items carrying over to the other catalogs.  Many items will sell out fast, so don’t delay—head over to my Online Store and get started right now!

Here’s the deets:

Sales Period: 24 March, 1:00 PM (MT) – 3 May 2021, 11:59 PM (MT)

  • Only select items in the 2020–2021 Annual Catalog will be discounted.
  • Sale applies to all order types except host items (see Last-Chance Products List for items on sale).
  • No minimum purchase is required.
  • Retiring items are available while supplies last.
  • Items and discounts may vary by market (depending on inventory levels).
  • Exclusions apply: Carryover items and some retiring items will not be discounted.
  • Items carrying over from a mini catalog into another mini catalog will not be available until that catalog is released.
  • Items carrying over from the annual catalog to another catalog will be available continuously.
  • For information about the Last-Chance Products from the 2021 January–June Mini Catalog, click here.
    Ordering deadlines:

DEADLINE for ordering is 3 May 2021; 11:59 PM (MT)

Click here to go right to the Last Chance Products in my Online Store!

Happy shopping, y’all!  And don’t forget – it’s all WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!!

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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Basic Black Cardstock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″)

Magenta Madness Cardstock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); (mat for front panel); (mat for sentiment); 7/8″ x 4″ (mat for DSP strip on inner liner)

Basic White Cardstock: 3 3/4″ x 5″ (card front); (front panel with circle die cut out); (sentiment); 3 3/4″ x 5″ (inner liner)

Brights 6″ x 6″ DSP (new pattern for 2021-2022!): 3/4″ x 4″ (DSP strip on inside); 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 


So…as we keep taking the next day and the next to help Cerah recover – part of the program is hand-grazing a few times a day.  On Saturday she was making a concerted demand to go here…there…wherever the clover and tiny grasses were.



Including partaking of a little of the grasses and clovers as he rested.


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