Feminine

Stampin’ Up! All That You Are Birthday

Well – we did it again!  Made it to Friday – and (for some folks!) – the Friday of a three-day weekend!  If that’s YOU – hope you’ve got some fun plans!  If, like me, you’re working on Monday…well.  Bleh.

My card today is a springy little number (like the Season, not like a slinky!).  I used the very first stamp set in the 2019 Occasions Catalog – called All That You Are.  To that, I added a little Gingham Gala DSP and…take a look-see:

The layout for this one is from this week’s Sunday Stamps sketch challenge.

And the color palette hails from The Paper Players – I picked Granny Apple Green for my “free” color!

I started by adhering a piece of Grapefruit Grove paper from Gingham Gala to a Daffodil Delight panel for the card front.  Then I wrapped a piece of Whisper White 5/8″ Flax Ribbon and one of Grapefruit Grove 1/8″ Grosgrain Ribbon around the panel, securing them in the back with Glue Dots.

For the art, I used my Stamparatus and stamped the large flower from All That You Are in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.

I colored the flowers with a Blender Pen, picking up Grapefruit Grove ink from the lid of the ink pad.  Then I used a Pool Party Stampin’ Write Marker for the small flowers and my Daffodil Delight Marker for the stamen.  The leaves were done with my Dark and Light Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends.

I matted the panel on Daffodil Delight and then adhered it to the card front with Liquid Glue and Stampin’ Dimensionals.

On a separate piece of Whisper White, I stamped the smaller flowers and several leaves in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  I colored the flowers and leaves just like I’d done on the larger version – and then cut them out. I used the dies in the Frosted Bouquet Framelits to cut the flowers and fussy cut the leaves.

I adhered the leaves with Liquid Glue, then popped the flowers over top with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I stamped the All That You Are sentiment in Pool Party on Whisper White and cut it with a new Rectangle Stitched Framelit die.

I used several Glue Dots to wind a few loops of the Grapefruit Grove ribbon, then popped the sentiment over it with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card front was done!

On the inside, I added a Pool Party sentiment and a Tuxedo Black flower from All That You Are to a Whisper White panel.  I colored the flower in Grapefruit Grove, Granny Apple Green, and Daffodil Delight.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Daffodil Delight mat and into my Pool Party card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got another All That You Are flower on the front…

…and some more of the Gingham Gala DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  This All That You Are is such a pretty set – love those flowers!  And how handy that the smaller flowers fit the carrying-over Frosted Bouquet Framelits!  Hope you like!

TTFN

 

 

 


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Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Pool Party Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, scored and folded at 4 1/4″)

Daffodil Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3 3/8″ x 4 3/8: (mat for art)

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 1/4″ x 4 1/4″ (card front); 1″ x 2 3/8″ Stitched Rectangle (sentiment); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); die cut flowers and fussy cut leaves

Gingham Gala DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); envelope flap

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Finn Fan Fix

The other day, we were playing a little chase-the-mushroom-ball and…Finn had a little accident.

He was leaping around waiting for me to throw the mushroom and in his bounding about – he bumped into the rock wall with his leg.

He sort of “oomph’d” and then trotted half-heartedly after the ball.

I called him back to me and told him I was so sorry.

And kissed it all better.

Figuratively.  I KNOW there that paw has been!

He bravely shook it off and with a toss of his ear-balls, galloomphed off to where he thought the ball had gone.

He was wrong – but…I got him close and he finally got it!

He’s a tough kid – but…sometimes, ya just need a little TLC from the Mom!

TTFN
M

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Stampin’ Up! Needlepoint Nook for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Hey y’all – it’s Thursday, so it’s time for another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!!  Today’s a sketch challenge – the first one of 2019 AND the first with the 2019 Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalogs LIVE!!  I just know you’re going to see a ton of awesome-ness on the hop.

I pulled out one of my favorites – the Needle & Thread Stamp set, bundled with the Needlepoint Elements Framelits.  Then I threw in a sentiment from the new Well Written Framelits and a some pretty Designer Series Paper.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Amazing Life and Floral Romance Sneak Peek and a Blog Candy Winner!

Happy Happy Hawwmp Day – it’s sort of like Monday and yet…not?  I do love a short week, that’s for sure.

Before we get going, let me make two little plugs:  today is the last day to pick up goodies from the 2018 Holiday Catalog, so don’t miss out on your favorites, okay?  And – tomorrow is the start of the 2019 Occasions Catalog – and Sale-A-Bration!  Whoo-hooo!!  There are so many good things that will come to you during Sale-A-Bration…be sure to stay tuned, okay?!?

So – speaking of the new catalogs, I used the new Amazing Life stamp set atop a little Floral Romance Specialty DSP.  Take a look-see!

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Stampin’ Up! Wonderful Romance Sneak Peek for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Hey y’all – it’s Thursday, so it’s time for another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!!  Today’s a color challenge and I know you’ll see a ton of awesome-ness on the hop.

I wanted to give you guys another sneak peek at one of my favorite new stamp set bundles in the 2019 Occasions Catalog – the Wonderful Romance Bundle.  And I set it atop some paper from my favorite OUTGOING paper pack – the Frosted Floral Specialty DSP.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Forever Lovely Day Sneak Peek

Good morning, my peeps!  It’s the weekend – and a long one at that, leading into Christmas!  I hope you’re ready and are now kicking back to enjoy the results of your preparations!  I got my cookie plates delivered yesterday – which not only brought smiles to the recipients, but GOT THE COOKIES OUT OF MY HOUSE!!  Winner winner!

My card today is a clean and simple little number using the new Forever Lovely stamp set, the beautiful Lace Dynamic TIEF and some All My Love DSP.  These are all available starting on 3 Jan in the 2019 Occasions Catalog!  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Floral Romance Sneak Peek Thinking of You

Happy Friday, y’all!  The week’s are just flying by!  Hope you’re readier for Christmas than I am! 😳😳😳

I’ve got another sneak peek for you guys – this is one that caused quite a fuss when it was revealed at OnStage and it’ll all be available on 3 Jan with the Occasions Catalog!  It’s called the Floral Romance Suite and it. IS.  GORGEOUS!  I used the Wonderful Romance stamp set (one of the new Cling stamps!) and the bundled Wonderful Floral Framelits.  Then, borrowing some ideas from the samples in the catalog,  I added some vellum Floral Romance Specialty DSP.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Butterfly Beauty Abounds for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Hey y’all – it’s Thursday, so it’s time for another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!!  Today’s a sketch challenge and I know you’ll see a ton of awesome-ness on the hop.

I pulled out a wonderful new bundle in the 2019 Occasions Catalog, called Beauty Abounds – and boy does it!!  I paired it with some Gingham Gala 6″ x 6″ DSP to make a bright and cheerful card!  Take a look-see:

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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!!

TTFN

 

 

 


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Stampin’ Up! Products Used in this Project:

The Galvanized Metallic Paper and Tin Tile Dynamic TIEF will be available on 5 Sept! 🙂

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

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)


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

 

No FFFs on Blog Hop days!

TTFN
M

Categories: Feminine, Happy Birthday | Tags: , , , | 22 Comments

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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