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Stampin’ Up! Floating & Fluttering Garden Wishes Sneak Peek

Happy Friday!  Are y’all recovering from your food comas?  Got your stretchy pants washed and waiting for the next eating frenzy (aka Christmas Dinner)??  LOL

We got our food-exchange accomplished in good order yesterday – and all ended up with way too much to eat.  So pretty much par for the course – other than us being at our house and them being at theirs!  Thanksgiving-in-the-time-of-COVID.

I’ve been enjoying reading everyone’s comments on my Blog Candy post – y’all have reminded me that there is much to be grateful for – even in ….the time-of-COVID!  If you want to read them – and leave your own and be entered to win the Jolly Gingerbread Paper Pumpkin Kit! – here’s a link!

My card today is a little sneaky-peak at the Floating & Fluttering stamp set with its wonderful bundled Fluttering Dies!  I pulled in a little Garden Wishes and….Fine Art Floral DSP!  All of these will be available to you on 5 Jan 2021 in the new Jan – Jun 2021 Mini Catalog.  Take a look-see:

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Categories: 2021 Jan - Jun Mini Catalog, Any Occasion, Blog Candy, Catalog Sneak Peek, Feminine, Friendship, New Catalog Launch, Sneak peek, Stamp-N-Storage Sale, Thank You Cards | Tags: , , , , , | 18 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Enjoy the Moment Sneak Peek

Good morning, y’all!  Welcome to the week!  It’s a busy one for me with the wedding happening next weekend.  We leave on Thursday – so…I’ve been trying hard to get a little ahead of the game!  With varying degrees of success!  LOL!

But – I’ve got a special surprise – you remember we had our OnStage@home event this weekend and we all got an awesome new stamp set!  This is one that you’ll be able to get in January when the new Jan- Jun 2021 Mini Catalog.  It’s called Enjoy The Moment.  I made a sneak peek for you using it today.  Take a look-see:

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Categories: 2020-2021 Annual Catalog, 2021 Jan - Jun Mini Catalog, Everyday, Friendship, Just a Note, New Product, Sneak peek | Tags: , , , | 10 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Love of Leaves Fun Fold with Video Tutorial

Good morning and happy Friday!  So – last night was pretty fun!  We had a concert from Pat Benatar and yes…she DID hit us with her best shot.  I mean, we belong AND we are young-adjacent, so… you know! 😉

If you were able to join me yesterday for my YouTube live, I appreciate you spending some time with me – if not, but you’d like to see the replay, here ’tis! 🙂

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Categories: 2020 Aug - Dec Mini Catalog, Collage card, Friendship, Fun Fold card, New Catalog Bundles, Ordering Special!, Special Bundles, Thank You Cards, Thinking Of You, Uncategorized, Video Tutorial | Tags: , , , , , , | 26 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Quite Curvy Bundle Sneak Peek!

Good morning.  Happy first day of the week in Standard Daylight Time.

Let’s be clear.  I HATE Standard Time.

Hate.  It.

I got up at just after 5 yesterday.  Finn was still asleep – Katy was moving and griping at me.

Headed to the kitchen to make my coffee and realized…yes.  The clock by my bed is NOT one of those that changes automatically.  Which meant…yep.  It was a little after 4.

Grrrrrr.

At that point, I was truly up (not awake – but up) so…I just went on with it.  But – then Standard time struck again at feeding time.  Which we did in the DARK!

Hate.  It.

There.  Got that off my chest.

Now.  Let’s talk cards!  I’ve got a fun little sneak peek at the new Quite Curvy bundle – which you can get TOMORROW!!  Whoo-hoo!  Take a look-see:

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Categories: Curvy Celebrations, For A Friend, Friendship, Just Hello!, New Catalog Bundles, Sneak peek, Special Bundles | Tags: , , , , , , | 12 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Nothing’s Better Than With Video Tutorial for The Paper Players

Hey y’all – it’s Sunday, which means I’ve got another fun challenge for you from the Paper Players – Laurie’s got a Clean-And-Simple challenge for us this week – which, as you know, is TOTALLY my kind of card! 😉 Which means it was a challenge for me!  It’s a SWEET one – and one that I know will give your creative mojo a bump!  So I hope you’ll come and play along with us!

If you were able to join me yesterday for my Facebook Live video, I appreciate you spending some of your weekend with me!  If you weren’t able to watch the live version, but you’d like to see the replay on YouTube…here ’tis!

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Categories: 2020-2021 Annual Catalog, Curvy Celebrations, DSP Sale 2020, Encouragement, Everyday, For A Friend, Friendship, Just Because, Life Event, Ordering Special!, Special Promotions, Video Tutorial | Tags: , , , , , , | 30 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Ridiculously Awesome Fun Fold with Video Tutorial for The Paper Players

Hey y’all – it’s Sunday, which means I’ve got another fun challenge for you from the Paper Players – Joanne brought us a really cool sketch challenge to work with this week!  🙂 It’s a good one – and one that I know will give your creative mojo a bump!  So I hope you’ll come and play along with us!

If you were able to join me yesterday for my Facebook Live video, I appreciate you spending some of your weekend with me!  If you weren’t able to watch the live version, but you’d like to see the replay on YouTube…here ’tis!

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Categories: 2020-2021 Annual Catalog, Any Occasion, Back to School, Friendship, Fun Fold card, Joining Special, Recruiting Special, Special Promotions, Video Tutorial | Tags: , , , , , , | 18 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Nothing’s Better Than Cookies

Good Friday!  Not “Good Friday” – that’s a few months from now!

Don’t scoff – the Christmas decor was up at Costco last weekend.  Right next to the Halloween decor.

Which…I thought was interesting on many levels!

But – any which way you look at it – Christmas is almost here – which means Easter is almost here.  See?  Made it back to “Good Friday”! 😉

Almost got lost in my own ramblings.  Sheesh.

Now – on a “normal” Friday – this post would be all about the card that I made for you on my YouTube video yesterday.  But…I didn’t MAKE a card!  So – there IS a video – but not about this card.  It’s all about how to use the Simply Scored Tool to make a box-envelope for a thicker/dimensionalized card.  It’s a pretty short video – and you can see it right here on YouTube if you want! 🙂

My card, on the other hand – is a sweet confection suited for those of us who like cookies.  And coffee.  I used the Nothing’s Better Than stamp set with its bundled Love You More dies and a little Plaid Tidings DSP.  Take a look-see:

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Categories: 2020 Aug - Dec Mini Catalog, 2020-2021 Annual Catalog, Any Occasion, Friendship, Joining Special, Love | Tags: , , , , | 18 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Gilded Autumn Love of Leaves Card with Video Tutorial

Happy Friday, y’all!  Hope you’ve got a decent weekend in store – if you’re cleaning up after Sally’s visit – I wish you well in those endeavors!  We got some pretty solid rain and wind – but nothing catastrophic where we are.  So…we were lucky.  Didn’t even lose internet! 😳😳😳

If you were able to join me yesterday for my YouTube live, I appreciate you spending some time with me – if not, but you’d like to see the replay, here ’tis! 🙂

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Categories: 2020 Aug - Dec Mini Catalog, Any Occasion, Fall, For A Friend, Friendship, Joining Special, Recruiting Special, Special Promotions, Thank You Cards, Video Tutorial | Tags: , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Gathered Plaid Autumn Greetings Card

Happy happy HAWWWMP DAY!!!  I hope you’re all safe – so many of my SU! friends are in harm’s way in one way or another these days – be it from wildfires or the slowest moving tropical storm ever (serious – that one’s moving slower than I do on the treadmill on even my laziest day!)!  2020 can just…go the heck away already! 🙁   Y’all take the best of care.

Now.  Today’s card is so….me.  It’s got plaid.  It’s got leaves.  It’s got a cat!  Yep – I brought the Cat Punch in to play with Gathered Leaves and the Autumn Greetings Bundle – and put the whole shootin’ match on top of some gorgeous Fall Plaid Tidings DSP.  Take a look-see:

The layout for this one comes from this week’s TGIF Sketch Challenge – although I flipped it upside down!  Let’s…just pretend I meant to do that, okay? 😉

And – the Tic-Tac-Toe challenge let me let my FALL collage freak LOOSE!  I mean – it was like they made this board FOR ME!!  I went up the middle diagonal AND down the right column!

I started with a piece of the Plaid Tidings DSP that I cut to 3 3/4″ x 5″ then cut at 1 7/8″ on the short side.  I left one piece long and cut the other at about 2″.

I matted the three panels on a Basic Black mat.  In order to make all the borders look “right” I used my Paper Trimmer to take a smidge off the panels.  Yes – “smidge”.  Don’t ask me how much that is! 😉

I used the Gathered Leaves Die set to cut leaves in Bumble Bee, Cajun Craze and Pumpkin Pie.  Before cutting them, I spritzed the card stock with water using my Stampin’ Spritzer.  Note:  Cajun Craze isn’t one of the colors listed for the Plaid Tidings – but… I like how it works with this DSP.  So…use the recommendations but…if there’s a color that appeals to you…use it! 🙂

I pulled out the Autumn Essentials Dies – bundled with the Autumn Greetings stamp set – and cut a few Cinnamon Cider grasses.  I also cut a couple of solid Pumpkin Pie pumpkins and some detailed Cinnamon Cider pumpkins – which I adhered together with Liquid Glue.

I cut a Basic Black cat with the Cat Punch.

For the sentiment, I stamped one from Autumn Greetings in Cinnamon Cider on Very Vanilla.  How gorgeous is that font??  I cut it with a Stitched Rectangle Die.  Note:  Cheat the sentiment to the left side of the die cut when you make your card.

Then I put all the pieces and parts onto the card front to create the collage.  When I had everything how I wanted it – I took two pictures.  One with everything in place and one with the “top” layers off so I could see.

I adhered everything with Liquid Glue – until I got to the very last pumpkin on the sentiment.  THAT one is popped on with a Stampin’ Dimensional!

I added some Pumpkin Pie gems to the sentiment and the card front and the card was done!

On the inside, I added a second sentiment and some pumpkins from Autumn Greetings in Cinnamon Cider ink on a Very Vanilla panel.  I colored the pumpkins with my Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Blends Combo and Light Shaded Spruce Blend.  On these I colored the stem with my Early Espresso Stampin’ Write Marker – then added the “ground” with the Cinnamon Cider Marker.

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

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got another Autumn Greetings pumpkin on the front.  This one got a Cinnamon Cider stem – which do you like better??  This one or the Early Espresso stems on the inside?

…and I added more of the Plaid Tidings DSP on the envelope flap.  Note to self:  order more Plaid Tidings DSP SOON!!

Et Voila!  No – really.  This card has so many of my favorite things – I considered a double-loop Linen Thread bow but you know me…I do NOT like to be over-the-top on these things! 😉

The Autumn Essentials Bundle is gorgeous – the sentiment fonts are beautiful and the die cuts amazing!  And that doesn’t even speak to the huge, wunnermus floral image!!

Add the Gathered Leaves and perfectly perfect Plaid Tidings DSP and…winner winner!

I hope you like!

If you’d like to re-create this card, the card cuts and product list is down below!

TTFN

M

 

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Categories: 2020 Aug - Dec Mini Catalog, Fall, For A Friend, Friendship, Joining Special, Recruiting Special, Thanksgiving, Welcome Fall | Tags: , , , , , | 16 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Forever Flourishing Ferns Hello!

Good Monday morning!  Happy Labor Day!  Hope you’re celebrating by NOT laboring! 😉

We’ll head home a little later today – it was a wonderful ceremony – and Matt and Katelyn looked so handsome and beautiful.  It was good that I’d made it to the store for the waterproof mascara. 😢👍

Hard to believe the kids are married.  Guess they’ll always be “the kids”, huh? 🥰🥰

Okay – back to the business at hand!  My card for today is a pretty, feminine one that comes to you from the Forever Fern stamp set, with its bundled and gorgeous Forever Flourishing Dies!  Take a look-see:

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Categories: 2020 Aug - Dec Mini Catalog, 2020-2021 Annual Catalog, Any Occasion, Double Rewards Points, Friendship, Joining Special, Just Hello!, Ordering Special!, Recruiting Special, Special Promotions | Tags: , , , , , | 16 Comments

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