Encouragement

Stampin’ Up! Brightest Beauty Leaf Fall in Neutrals

Good Monday morning, y’all!  It’s Monday again and I’m at T-2 days until Amy arrives!  Whoo-hoo!  And T-3 before we head to the land of beignets!  And coffee made with nuts.  Hmmm.  One is a donut – good.  The other is coffee.  From nuts.  Chicory, to be more specific.  I am trying to withhold judgment.  But….coffee.  From…nuts.  🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️  I hope that in a few days I’ll be shaking my head in amusement at myself and buying bags to bring home in the People Mover.  One of the many advantages of driving vs flying!

I’ve got a quick and easy – and suitable for ANYONE! – card for you today.  It uses one of my fave bundles from the Jul – Dec 2022 Mini – the Brightest Beauty set with the bundled Golden Beauty Dies.  And…the amazingly wunnermus Leaf Fall 3D Embossing Folder.  All in earthy neutrals.  Take a look-see:

Stampin' Up! Brightest Beauty Leaf Fall in Neutrals

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Categories: Any Occasion, Encouragement, Friendship, masculine, Sympathy, Thinking Of You | Tags: , , , , | 6 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Fabulous Frames Brightest Beauty Card

Good morning good morning and welcome to the brink of the weekend!  Do you have some fun plans?  We’re going to do a little tidying this weekend – Wayne doesn’t know it yet and it’s likely to be traumatic (Goodwill is involved and that just hurts him to his core).  So…think good thoughts for him making it thru a little…purging! 😉

I’ve got a cool little card for you today – I’d call it clean-and-simple!  Since we didn’t get a chance to make it together yesterday, I took a minute (literally!) to put together a short little video on how to make it – the link will be at the end!

I used the Brightest Beauty stamp set to create a very summer-y card (as opposed to the more Fall-like card I made with it before – you can see THAT one right here!).  And I pulled out the amazing Fabulous Frames die set (an a la carte set from the Annual Catalog), too.  Take a look-see:

Stampin' Up! Fabulous Frames Brightest Beauty Card

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Categories: #short, 2022 - 2023 Annual Catalog, Any Occasion, Encouragement, Jul - Dec 2022 Mini Catalog, Sale-A-Bration 2022, Simple | Tags: , , , , | 16 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Very Best Occasions Wonderful World Sneak Peek 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 a fun sketch challenge to work with 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!

We’ve got a wonderful new bundle of goodness coming on 1 July in the Jul – Aug 2022 Sale-A-Bration catalog, called Wonderful World!  It’s a bundled stamp set and DSP and it’s GORGEOUS!  You’ll be able to get it for FREE with a $100 purchase!  Being that it’s stunning – I pulled it out.  And – being that it’s an image-only stamp set, I ALSO pulled out the new Very Best Occasions stamp set – which is in the Jul – Dec 2022 Mini Catalog – ALSO coming on 1 July.  Take a look-see:

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Categories: Blog Hop, Encouragement, Jul - Dec 2022 Mini Catalog, New Catalog Launch, New Product, Sale-A-Bration 2022, Sneak peek, Sympathy | Tags: , , , , , | 18 Comments

Stampin’ Up! A Fish & A Wish Here For You Card with Video Tutorial

Good morning and happy Friday!  Hope you’ve had a great week and have something fun planned for the weekend!  We’re getting ready to go to Colorado next weekend so…we’re busy!!  And, of course, we’ve been “shocking” our well.  Yes – it was a whole thing.  If you were on my video with me yesterday, you know what I’m talking about.  If not…well.  Hope you never have to shock your well.  🤦‍♀️

My card today uses a sweet little punch bundle called A Fish & A Wish.  What?  Haven’t seen it?  Haven’t heard of it?  It’s kind of a flyover set but it’s super cute and I really enjoyed working with it!  Take a look-see:

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Categories: 2022 - 2023 Annual Catalog, Encouragement, Friendship, Joining Special, Last Chance Sale, Retiring Products, Special Promotions, Video Tutorial | Tags: , , , , , | 12 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Sunny Splash Slimline Card with Video Tutorial

Happy Friday!!  Whoo-hoo!  If you’re like me (yes, even now that I’m retired!) the weekend is stretching out ahead of you and it feels like it’s such a LONG time before you have to go to work again!  Surely it’s not just me?!  That feeling is so wonderful, isn’t it!?  I hope you get to enjoy the time “off”! 🙂

I’ve got a cool card for you – it’s a Slimline card – and it’s perfect as we head into hot (aka “pool” season) time of the year!  The sweet little Sunny Splash stamp set features fun bathing suits and sentiments – I added some 2022-2024 In Color DSP and a little texture with the Artistic Mix Decorative Masks.  Take a look-see:

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Categories: Clean-and-Simple, Encouragement, Friendship, Host Club, Joining Special, Online Host Club, Recruiting Special, Special Promotions, Video Tutorial | Tags: , , , , | 8 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Wisteria Wishes Triple Time Card

Good morning again!  Just a reminder – this is the last day to take advantage of my Special Bundles from the 2022-2024 Annual Catalog – don’t miss out on an opportunity to save some money and add to your card-making stash!

My Zoom the Craftroom session was really fun yesterday – I had a few team members on – Carol Buckalew (from Inky Bee Stampers) and Barb Fadel – and long-time customer Sharon Harris.  We got to talking about the Triple Time Technique – yet another team member has done a few in the last week (Terry Lynn Bright – from TL’s BrightSpot).  It’s one of my fave techniques – that I haven’t done for a while – so…we decided to make a card together!

I pulled out the Wisteria Wishes stamp set and a little cardstock – set up my camera – and away we went!  Take a look-see at what we created!

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Categories: Clean-and-Simple, Encouragement, For A Friend, Host Club, Joining Special, New Catalog Bundles, Online Host Club, Special Promotions | Tags: , , , , | 8 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Wisteria Wishes Sneak Peek 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 a sketch challenge to work with 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!

When I saw our sketch – I saw the new Wisteria Wishes bundle with it’s gorgeous die cut flowers (I LOVE wisteria!!) – which you’ll be able to pick up on 3 May.  So out it came and I set it atop another beautiful design from the new Tea Boutique 6″ x 6″ DSP.  Take a look-see:

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Categories: 2022 - 2023 Annual Catalog, Encouragement, Sneak peek | Tags: , , , , | 18 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Cactus Cuties Hello with Video Tutorial

Good morning, y’all!  Hope your weekend is going well!  We had a nice time with our friends yesterday before my YouTube video (we ALMOST didn’t get back in time for the video – I looked at my watch and…we had 20 min to get home! 😳😳).  And then on the way, there was a little dog in the road – and he was standing right in front of the van – would NOT move.  So…naturally, we had to pick him up.  After a few minutes we were able to find his family – he’d gone walk-about – and I (sort of reluctantly, I admit – he was VERY cute and VERY sweet!) handed him over.  And we beat feet (or tires?) back to the house.  I quite literally walked in the door with 30 sec to start time! Yikes!

The card I made for you uses a sweet little set – sort of a flyover – it took me a minute to get it, myself! – called the Cactus Cuties bundle.  I also pulled out the retiring-soon-and-on-sale-now-for-20%-off!  Macrame 3D Embossing Folder.  And you MIGHT see a brand new goody, too!  Take a look-see:

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Categories: 2021-2022 Annual Catalog, 2021-2022 Annual Catalog Retiring Products, 2022 - 2023 Annual Catalog, Any Occasion, Encouragement, Everyday, For A Friend, Jan - Jun 2022 Mini Catalog, Retiring Products, Sneak peek, Video Tutorial | Tags: , , , , , | 2 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Flowering Rain Boots and Pansies!

Good morning – happy work week!  Did you have a good weekend?  We really did – we got SOO much done in the garden.  We’re almost ready to transplant the seedlings – they’ve been residing on the barn porch getting all hardened off and stuff!  We’re growing a lot this year and I can’t wait to see them all in their new spot! AND – I got a new sourdough start from King Arthur’s Flour fed and bubbling and….started some more bagels, which I’ll cook today.

Yes.  Yes you CAN call me Martha…. 😉

My card today is sort of appropriate for this time of year – rain and then sun – and then rain…sun…rain….

I used the Flowering Rain Boots (with a perfect sentiment to send to someone going thru some “rainy” times) and the bundled Rain Boots Die set.  And added some gorgeous Pansy Petals DSP (retiring soon and on sale for 20% off while supplies last!).  Take a look-see:

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Categories: 2021-2022 Annual Catalog, Double Rewards Points, Encouragement, Friendship, Jan - Jun 2022 Mini Catalog, Last Chance Sale, Ordering Bonus, Ordering Special!, Retiring Products, Savings Are in Bloom | Tags: , , , , , | 8 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Flowering Rain Boots 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 a sketch challenge to work with 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 made a card that we all need in our stash (and sort of hope to never need to send!).  I used the Flowering Rain Boots bundle – plus the sweet Gingham Embossing Folder.  Take a look-see:

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Categories: Encouragement, Friendship, Jan - Jun 2022 Mini Catalog, Support for a Friend | Tags: , , , | 18 Comments

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