Stampin’ Up! Varied Vases on Lace 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 pulled out a favorite bundle from the Annual Catalog – it’s easy to forget about all the wonderful goodies in that catty when we’re caught up in the excitement of a new Holiday catalog!  Varied Vases, and the matching Vases Builder Punch, lend a floral flair to my Subtle TIEF-embossed panel.  And looks really lovely perched atop a Delicate Lace Edgelit die cut.  Take a look-see:

We had a great color combo this week!

Using the Delicate Lace Edgelits, I cut a piece of Pool Party card stock to create the “on Lace” portion of my card, and cut it down a bit to be thinner (top to bottom).

Next, I embossed a piece of Galvanized Metal Paper in the new Tin Tile Dynamic TIEF (these will both be available on 5 Sept with the new 2018 Holiday Catalog).  Then I punched out several shapes with the Vase Builder Punch.

I dry fit the Lace die cut and my vases to determine where my flowers should be stamped on my Whisper White card front panel.  Then I stamped the flowers from Varied Vases in Gray Granite to correspond to where the vases would end up.  To complete the flowers, I used full-strength Berry Burst for the double flowers on the ends and Lemon Lime Twist for the two middle sets.

For the “tulips” – I added the outline image in full-strength Berry Burst and then stamped the fill image in stamped-off-once Berry Burst.

With the flowers all stamped, I ran the Whisper White panel thru the Big Shot in the Subtle Dynamic TIEF and matted it on Pool Party with Liquid Glue.  Then I added the Delicate Lace die cut and wrapped some Silver & Pool Party Baker’s Twine three times around the panel, securing it in the back with Glue Dots.

I gently curled the cut vases and adhered them with Liquid Glue and Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The Varied Vases sentiment is stamped in Berry Burst on Whisper White, punched with the Classic Label Punch and adhered with Liquid Glue.

I tied a bow from two lengths of the Silver & Pool Party Baker’s Twine and adhered it with a little Liquid Glue, added a few Pearl Basic Jewels and the card front was done!

On the inside, I cut another Delicate Lace Edgelits die from Pool Party card stock and adhered it to the bottom of a Whisper White panel.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Pool Party mat and into my Thick Whisper White card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

The front of my Whisper White Medium Envelope got a Gray Granite vase and stems and Berry Burst Flowers…

…and the envelope flap is embossed in the Tin Tile Dynamic TIEF.

Et Voila!  I think Varied Vases has to be one of our prettiest and most versatile bundles, don’t you?  And I love the Delicate Lace Edgelits – they create such beautiful accents.  I hope you like!

Now that you’ve seen my card, take a minute to hop thru all our projects today  If you click on the Next Blog button, you’ll go right to Kristi’s page. And you can just click on the names below to go direct to all the blogs!


Amy Koenders

Mary Deatherage – YOU ARE HERE!

Kristi Gray

Jaimie Babarczy

Sue Prather

Karen Finkle

Have fun on the Hop!!






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

Pool Party Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 1 1/4″ x 4″ (Delicate Lace Edgelits die cut on front); 1 1/2″ x 4″ (Delicate Lace Edgelits die cut on inside)

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner)

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Stampin’ Up! Beautiful Promenade on Linen and a Climbing Vine

Good Friday, my peeps!

Well.  It’s hard to believe but…the day has finally arrived.  In some ways it seems like yesterday that I was sitting in the ER with hives.

And in others, it feels like forever that I’ve been out here and waiting for this day!

No matter the perspective, the day has arrived!  This afternoon I head to LA and will fly home tomorrow.  Then there’ll be a whirlwind 24 hours to get everything ready to go.  I know Wayne’s been getting the place ready for us to be gone.  We’ll just need to pack.  And gather Finny’s things for his time at camp….and TAKE him to camp.  I so hope he has a wonderful time.  I’ll have the day to love him up – when we get home again I’ll have to leave before he comes back.

I’m trying to focus on the good part of the trip – and not on the leaving-my-little-man part.  <<insert brave-face emoticon here>> I know he’ll be fine.  And I’ll be fine.

It’s just the doing that’s hard!

But – in about 3 days – we’ll be on the ferry from Seattle to Bainbridge Island on the first part of our trip.  So…Whoo-hooo!!!

These past few days have been a jumble of working and card making.  I made a bunch of cards to share with you while we’re gone – and, of course, there’ll be days when I share pictures of the ship and the glaciers and whales and eagles….and pillow-gifts (without any illegal sneak-peeks of the new Holiday Catalog!).  So – I hope you’re looking forward to sharing the adventure with us!

Today’s card is a soft little number that features the Beautiful Promenade stamp set and bundled Beautiful Layers Thinlits.  I also used my new fave Subtle Dynamic TIEF and the Climbing Vine TIEF.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Big Thank You’s and Petal Promenades!

Happy New Week, y’all!  Hope you had a wonderful weekend!  I worked a bit on Saturday, then did my grocery shopping and a little new-clothes shopping(now WAY more fun than a year ago!!).  Then Sunday was all cards all the time.

Oh – and laundry… 🙂

And – I was so proud of myself.  After sitting on my…you know what…most of the day, I rewarded myself.  By going to the treadmill downstairs for 30 min.

Are you impressed?  But wait.  There’s more.  After THAT – I went swimming.  In a pool.  In.  An.  Actual.  Swimsuit.

Now – I DID double check first that no one else was in the pool area – but…Still.  😉

So, if you were able to join me last night for my Facebook Live video, thank you so much for spending part of your weekend with me!  If not, but you’d like to check out how to make this card today, here’s the link to the video on YouTube.

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Stampin’ Up! Tea Room Botanical Bliss for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Happy Thursday, y’all – and welcome to another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!! This is our second month of the Joint Blog Hop between the Happy Inkin’ Thursday and Happy Stampers Blog Hop ladies!  I hope you really enjoy all the inspiration you can get from our talented folks!

I pulled out another new bundle – the Botanical Bliss stamp set, bundled with the gorgeous Botanical Tags Thinlits – and put it over some Tea Room Specialty DSP.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Floral Foliage Frames Hello

Good Monday.

You know what I mean, okay? 😉

Hope you had a great weekend and are ready to git the work week done!

If you spent a little of your Sunday with me, I surely do appreciate it! If you couldn’t join us, but would like to see the Memorex-version on YouTube – here ’tis!


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Stampin’ Up! Darling Label Birthday for the Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop

Good mornin’, y’all – welcome to another edition of Amy’s Inkin’ Krew team blog hop!  Each month we make projects centered around a theme – and this month we’re doing projects with a Birthday vibe!  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 pulled out the new Darling Label Punch Box – which comes with a beautifully decorated tin storage box and includes the Darling Label stamp set; a clear stamp block; Grapefruit Grove and Night of Navy Classic Stampin’ Spots; the Darling Label Punch; and the 8″ x 8″ x 3″ tin. All you need to add is adhesives and card stock!

To those goodies, I pulled out the Time for Tea stamp set and the coordinating Tea Room Memories & More Card Pack.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Delightfully Detailed with Love for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Happy Thursday, y’all – and welcome to another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!! Today’s a sketch challenge, and I hope you’ll check out everyone’s projects when you’re done here!

I used several fun cards from the Delightfully Detailed Memories & More Card Pack and added a few sentiments from the coordinating Detailed With Love stamp set to make an easy Clean-And-Simple card.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Enjoy Life on Garden Impressions

Good morning, my peeps!  THIS IS A BIG BIG DAY!!

No – not cuz it’s Friday (although that’s pretty cool, too!).  Nope – it’s a BIG DAY because today the new 2018-2019 Annual Catalog goes live!!

The Online Store will be down today until around noon Mountain Time – so…patience, Padawan….patience!  Once it goes live, remember that the Stampin’ Blends in the new colors won’t be available just yet – although the current color Blends WILL be!  And – the Big Plans Planner Kit (Item 146859) and Big Plans Planner Kit Refill (Item 146861) won’t be available until 11 Jun.  Everything else will FINALLY be yours to choose – so gird those credit cards and have fun!

I’m still taking orders for the new and In Color Bundles – they’ll help you save a little stress on that aforementioned credit card (and have it to spend on even more fun stuff!!).  So if you’re wanting one of those, check them out below and get your order in!

Now.  Let’s have a card, shall we? 🙂

I used the super pretty Enjoy Life stamp set and paired it with my favorite Garden Impressions DSP design.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Very Vintage for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Happy Thursday, y’all – and welcome to another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!! Today’s a beautiful color challenge, and I hope you’ll check out everyone’s projects when you’re done here!

I pulled out one of my favorite new stamp sets – the Host-Exclusive Very Vintage set.  Didn’t use a lick of Designer Paper – just the stamp set, ink and card stock.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Share What You Love Varied Vases

Mornin’, y’all – it’s Hawwmp Day!

Or – is it?

Difficult to say on a 4-day week.  Regardless – I’ll take it! 🙂

My card today is quick and easy – thanks to the Share What You Love Specialty DSP and some pretty little images and sentiments from the Varied Vases stamp set.  Take a look-see!

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