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Stampin’ Up! Delicate Desert Details Sneak Peek for the SU Demos Fun Fold Blog Hop

Good morning everyone and welcome to the Fun Folds Blog Hop for Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators!  We’ve got a talented line-up and…I think you’re going to like what you see!  This is a once-a-month hop and…all our cards will be fun folds!!  How cool is that?!?

I decided to try out a new product – from the Jan – Apr 2023 Mini Catalogavailable to demonstrators on 1 Dec and to customers on 5 Jan!  It’s the Delicate Desert Suite and…it’s gorgeous!  It’s anchored by the Desert Details bundle which has some seriously cool dies and great sentiments in fun fonts and is supported by the Delicate Desert Specialty DSP.  And – of course! – it’s a fun fold!  Take a look-see:

Stampin' Up! Delicate Desert Details Sneak Peek for the SU Demos Fun Fold Blog Hop

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Stampin’ Up! Hello Harvest Hello 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!

It felt like a good day for a Fall card – the weather here has been wonderful and the leaves are FALLING like crazy!  So – out came the Hello Harvest stamp set, with its bundled Rustic Pumpkins dies.  Take a look-see:

Stampin' Up! Harvest Hello for the Happy Inkin' Thursday Blog Hop

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Stampin’ Up! Hello Rustic Pumpkin Harvest Card with a Video Tutorial

Good morning and happy Sunday, y’all! Have you done anything fun this weekend?  We bought some mini blinds.

Yes – the glamour is real! 😉

My card today is a subliminal plea for cooler weather, I think!  I mean – I’m ready to start complaining about being cold!!  I used the pretty Harvest Hello stamp set – with the cool Rustic Pumpkin Dies (get these as a bundle with the stamp set and save yourself 10%!).  Check it out!

Stampin' Up! Hello Rustic Pumpkin Harvest Card with a Video Tutorial

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Categories: Any Occasion, Collage card, Fall, For A Friend, Friendship, Happy Birthday, Jul - Dec 2022 Mini Catalog, Online Host Club, Video Tutorial | Tags: , , , | 6 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Country Cottage Wreaths CAS Thank You Card

Good morning and welcome back to the work week.  And – the FIRST DAY of AUGUST!  What in the world?!?  How is it possible that the year is going so fast?  AND Sale-A-Bration?  Yep – we’re already half-way thru!  Yikes!

I saw a cool sketch at the Freshly Made Sketches challenge and my brain informed me that the right way to go was with the Cottage Wreaths bundle.  So…I did!  Take a look-see:

Stampin' Up! Country Cottage Wreaths CAS Thank You Card

And here’s the Freshly Made Sketches challenge.

And I used the color palette from the Color Throwdown challenge this week.

I started by embossing a Crumb Cake panel in the Timber 3D Embossing Folder and then I adhered it to the front of my Crumb Cake card base with Liquid Glue.

I cut three Very Vanilla squares using the next-to-largest Stylish Shapes die.

Stampin' Up! Country Cottage Wreaths CAS Thank You Card

On a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock, I stamped the wreath from the Cottage Wreaths set three times in Balmy Blue.  I stamped each wreath with the twig image in Crumb Cake – and cut them all out with the coordinating die in the Country Wreaths die set.

I adhered the three die cut wreaths to the three Very Vanilla squares with Liquid Glue.

Stampin' Up! Country Cottage Wreaths CAS Thank You Card

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the top and bottom wreaths to the card front.

I used Stampin’ Dimensionals to pop the middle wreath on.

Stampin' Up! Country Cottage Wreaths CAS Thank You Card

I used the little leaves dies – there are four of them! – in Country Wreaths to cut out four Balmy Blue leaves and then adhered them to the bottom corner of the middle wreath with Liquid Glue.

I tied a simple bow with two lengths of Very Vanilla Baker’s Twine and adhered it with a Glue Dot.

On a piece of Very Vanilla, I stamped the Cottage Wreaths sentiment in Balmy Blue and cut it out with the smallest little banner die from Stylish Shapes.

Stampin' Up! Country Cottage Wreaths CAS Thank You Card

I used double-stacked Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the sentiment over the bow, added a few Very Vanilla dots from the Classic Matte Dots pack – and the card front was done!

On the inside, I stamped the Cottage Wreaths wreath in stamped-off-once Balmy Blue in the middle of a Very Vanilla panel.  I stamped the sentiment in the center in full-strength Balmy Blue – and added another Very Vanilla Classic Matte Dot.

Stampin' Up! Country Cottage Wreaths CAS Thank You Card

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Balmy Blue mat and into the Crumb Cake card base and the card was done!

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got the wreath – and a sentiment! – in Balmy Blue on the front…

Stampin' Up! Country Cottage Wreaths CAS Thank You Card

…and I used the little leaves stamp from Cottage Wreaths to stamp all over the envelope flap in Balmy Blue!

Stampin' Up! Country Cottage Wreaths CAS Thank You Card

Et Voila!  I love the Cottage Wreath Bundle – the stamped images are gorgeous and the coordinating Country Wreaths dies make it so easy to cut them out – as well as other foliage for your projects!  And – what do you think of it in soft blues and creams!?  I sort of love it!

Stampin' Up! Country Cottage Wreaths CAS Thank You Card

I hope you like!

And – if you’d like to see OTHER beautiful projects with this bundle – you can get a WHOLE passel of projects when you place a $50+ order with me this month!  Yep – Cottage Wreaths is what you’ll use with this month’s Online Tutorial!  Whoo-hoo!!

If you’d like to recreate this card, all the products and card cuts you’ll need are down below!  And – I did a quick little video on how to put this card together – if you’d like to see it – click here! 🙂

And…I’ve also created a printable PDF with written instructions and a list of the products used to create this project.  You can download, print and/or save it by clicking this image:

Missed any tutorials?  You can check out my past projects right here!






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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 August Tutorial features the Cottage Wreaths Bundle!  

I’ve got a new goody to help you out!  Some of you know that I create labels for my Stamp Cases, Die Magnets, Embossing Folders and Punches!  They help me immensely to keep my stash organized!

Now – you can get them for yourself! Head over to my Stamps-N-Lingers Retired & Digital Products Shop page and click the Current Catalog Labels box to go to the available products.  You’ll get the documents right away and be all set to print your labels at home!

Right now, there’s a set for the current Mini Catalog and Sale-a-Bration.  I’ll be adding labels for the 2022-2023 Annual Catalog soon, so be watching for those! 🙂


Arkansas sales tax holiday starts Saturday; Computers, phones added to list of eligible items | KARK

For those of you living in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Illinois, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, New Mexico, Ohio, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia…GOOD NEWS!!  You’ve got sales tax holidays coming up in the next few weeks!  EVERYONETAKE A QUICK LOOK! – This next weekend is a BIG ONE!  LOTS of states will be “in play”!

Remember, SOME items in our Stampin’ Up! Catalogs qualify for the sales tax holidays!  The list of sales tax holidays by state and items in that state that qualify are listed below (click on the image to open up a full-size printable document):

Just a caveat: you must place your order with Stampin’ Up! DURING the tax holiday period in order to receive these items tax-free (which is midnight on the first day to midnight on the last day of the tax holiday).  Also, keep in mind this is a STATE sales tax holiday; the state statute may not apply to county, city, and special jurisdiction taxes.

If you live in one of those states, whoo-hoo for you!  Have fun shopping tax free during your holiday!


Sale-A-Bration means you’ll be earning free fun things when you place orders over $50 (before shipping & tax) from 1 Jul – 31 Aug!!

As is the case with ALL our Stampin’ Up! Sale-a-Brations, the July – August Sale-a-bration event has a SHOP, HOST and JOIN promotion!  You can get all the deets right here on my Stampin’ Up! promotions page!

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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Crumb Cake Cardstock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ (embossed front panel)

Balmy Blue Cardstock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (mat for inner liner); Country Wreaths die cut leaves (x4)

Very Vanilla Cardstock: Next-to-Largest square Stylish Shapes die cuts (x3); Cottage Wreaths stamped wreaths (x3); Small banenr Stylish Shapes die cut (sentiment)

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 

We’re now officially Ooni Pizza Oven Snobs!

Oh my goodness, y’all!  We really liked our pizzas BEFORE – in the oven in the kitchen.

They took forever, though – even at 500F!

But NOW?!?  WOW!  This Ooni Karu is….AMAZEBALLS!

The men put it together yesterday morning…

Then we did the 30 min seasoning at full temp!

I put dough on in the morning and…we fired it up for dinner!

Pizza #1 – Ready to launch!

It was so cool to watch!  I even took a video – and yes, I sound like a goofus.  But….

And the results?!?

Perfection!  Crisp on the outside, soft on the inside.  Perfect!

They were SOOO much better than the ones from the oven – I didn’t think it would be THAT much different but…it sure is!

Only one problem that I could see.

I wanted to eat ALL of BOTH pizzas.

I didn’t.

But – I WANTED to for sure!!



Categories: Clean-and-Simple, For A Friend, Jul - Dec 2022 Mini Catalog, Just Hello!, Thank You Cards | Tags: , , , , | 14 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Soft Seedlings on Rustic Harvest For You Card

Well.  Here we are again – the work week is commencing!  If that means YOU have to go to work today – I hope you have a great day! 🙂

My card today uses the Soft Seedlings stamp set – again – sorry! – and some Rustic Harvest DSP.  You’ll also find some texture from the cool Leaf Fall 3D Embossing Folder (one of my faves!).  Take a look-see:

Stampin' Up! Soft Seedlings on Rustic Harvest For You Card

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Categories: #short, Any Occasion, Clean-and-Simple, For A Friend, For You, Joining Special, Jul - Dec 2022 Mini Catalog | Tags: , , , , | 14 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Let’s Set Sail 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 Summer”!  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!

When we were on Maui last “summer” – we went on a sail-catamaran for our snorkelling trip and it.  Was….WONDERFUL!  So…when I saw the theme – the Let’s Set Sail bundle came to mind right away!  And I pulled some Hues of Happiness DSP for an ocean-y feel.  Take a look-see:

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Categories: 2022 - 2023 Annual Catalog, Any Occasion, Birthday, Blog Hop, For A Friend, Joining Special | Tags: , , , , | 28 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Gingham Cottage Wreaths Side Fold Card with Video Tutorial

Good morning good morning!  It’s the day after the 4th and I hope you and your critters had a fun and non-scary evening!  We spent the day getting provisions for the girls – well, putting provisions on a Rain Check!! – and buying a few garden fence panels to take care of a little problem we have at the fountain by the barn.  And two more perennials (WAYNE’S idea – not mine!!).  So…a good quiet day!

I’ve got one of my VERY favorite fun folds for you today – the venerable side-fold.  It doesn’t have an extra easel.  It’s not an upside down and sideways book card with a twist.  Just a good, solid side-fold card!  And – it really lets the new Cottage Wreaths bundle and coordinating Gingham Cottage DSP shine.  Take a look-see:

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Categories: Double Rewards Points, Everyday, For A Friend, Friendship, Fun Fold card, Joining Special, Jul - Dec 2022 Mini Catalog, New Catalog Bundles, Ordering Special!, Sale-A-Bration 2022, Video Tutorial | Tags: , , , , , | 12 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Alphabest & Painted Posies Card

Good morning from Colorado!  Hope you’re having a great weekend!

My card today is a clean and simple project for you featuring the new 2022-2024 In Colors, using the uber-cool new Alphabest stamp set with the bundled Best Label Punch.  And I added a little texture to the card with the Painted Posies 3D Embossing Folder.  Take a look-see:

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Categories: 2022 - 2023 Annual Catalog, Any Occasion, Clean-and-Simple, For A Friend, Friendship, General, Just Hello!, Last Chance Sale, New Catalog Shares, Retiring Products, Shares | Tags: , , , , | 16 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Reasons to Smile & Design A Daydream Card for a Friend

Happy Happy Hawwwwmp Day, y’all!  Hope your week is going well!

My card today uses one of my favorite kinds of stamp sets – one that twines flowers and graphics in and around big bold sentiments.  The Reasons to Smile stamp set is just such a set – and I love how it came out when I paired it up with the Design a Daydream DSP!  Take a look-see:

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Categories: For A Friend, Friendship, Jul - Dec 2022 Mini Catalog, Jul - Dec 2022 Mini Catalog Paper Shares | Tags: , , , , , | 4 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Go To Greetings Under a Willow Tree

Good Monday morning!  I hope your weekend was great and that you got a lot of your “to-do” lists done.  Or..NOT – if that was your plan to start with!

We crashed HARD – again! – last night – Saturday was a long day and Sunday, too, for that matter!  And that included the Man!  He finally found his lick and decided he doesn’t mind traveling and hotels.  Especially ones with cool tile floors and a blower thing that he can stand right in front of and have cold air blast his face!  He even decided he was okay with the elevator!  He IS tired – finally!  On Saturday, he was up and down every time we slowed down – for much of the ride to Huntsville.  On Sunday, he was sacked out and sound asleep in the car within 10 minutes of hitting the road! LOL

My card today features a bunny.  Under a Willow Tree.  This little bunya is saying howdy with one of the cool Go To Greetings sentiments!  Take a look-see:

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Categories: 2022 - 2023 Annual Catalog, Everyday, For A Friend, Just a Note, Kits Collection | Tags: , , , | 16 Comments

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