Get Well Soon

Stampin’ Up! Healing Hugs Meets Nine Lives

Well.  Here we are.  A Monday that is not a holiday.  Ever notice those Holiday-Mondays are the exception?  And – ever notice that you’re not as bubbly on a non-Holiday-Monday as you are on a Holiday-Monday?

I don’t think I’d need a government grant to study that particular correlation, do you??

Anywho – it is what it is, heh?

My friend has a friend who is having some surgery this week, so my friend (the first friend in this not-so-well-constructed sentence) asked me for a get well card.  With a cat.  So…out came my Nine Lives stamp set and coordinating Cat Punch.  And Healing Hugs.  ALL of which are carrying over!  To the new catalog.  Which goes live TOMORROW at noon Mountain Time!  Whoo-Hooo!!  Take a look-see:

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Categories: 2019-2020 Annual Catalog, Catalog Sneak Peek, Feminine, Get Well Soon, New Catalog Bundles, New Catalog Launch, New Catalog Shares, Retiring Products, Sneak peek | Tags: , , , , , , | 16 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Hummingbird Humming Along Sneak Peek

Good Saturday, y’all!  Hope your weekend is shaping up to be a good one – maybe you’re headed out to do a little Christmas Shopping??  Or staying home to bake cookies?  Whatever you’re planning – I hope you enjoy the time.

I’ve got a little 2019 Occasions catalog sneak peek for you today, using the sweet Humming Along stamp set and bundled Hummingbird Framelits.  Plus I’ve used the new and wonderful Lace Dynamic TIEF and more of the Floral Romance Specialty DSP – all of which you can get for yourself on 3 Jan!  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Colorful Friendly Conversations for the Stamp Ink Paper #160

Good morning, my peeps!  It’s Tuesday and that means it’s time for another fun Stamp Ink Paper challenge!  This week is a color challenge – so I hope you’ll all come play!

I decided to use a fun stamp set called Friendly Conversations – two BIG sentiments and a couple three cute little images – and I set it atop a piece of gorgeous Petal Promenade DSP.  Take a look-see:


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Stampin’ Up! Dandelion Wishes for the Crazy Crafter’s Blog Hop!

Hey, y’all!  It’s way later on a Saturday (or any day, for that matter!) than you’re used to seeing me, but…I was tickled (and…amazed!!) to be invited by my friend Kylie Bertucci to be the guest on the Crazy Crafters Blog Hop!

Of course I said of course!! 🙂

For these hops, everyone who plays along CASEs a card they find on my blog.  Including me!  So – I went thru some past posts and found one that really appealed to me.  I loved the DSP and stamped flowers and the layout!

And then I CASE’d it with current goodies!  The centerpiece is the new Dandelion Wishes stamp set and some pretty Garden Impressions DSP.  Take a look-see:

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Categories: Best Wishes, Encouragement, Get Well Soon, Life Event, Sympathy, Thinking Of You | Tags: , | 34 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Sending Healing Hugs

Well.  It’s Friday!  Whoo-Hoo!

You made it to the weekend – take a hot second to reach around and pat yourself on the back.

I’ll wait.  🙂

My card today uses a sweet new stamp set called Healing Hugs!  I paired this beauty with some Garden Impressions DSP and…take a look-see:


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Stampin’ Up! Lilypad Lake Sneak Peak for the Stamp Ink Paper #147

Good morning, y’all!  Tuesday again, so it’s time for another Stamp Ink Paper challenge for you to play along with this week!

I decided to use a new-to-me set and give you a little sneak peek of the Lilypad Lake stamp set and bundled Lakeside Framelits.  I love this stamp set – the sentiments are perfect – and really really right for me during this particular time.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Lots of Springtime Petals Wreath

Well, hidey-ho, my peeps!!  Friday arrived quickly, thanks to the miracle of a Monday holiday!  Gotta love it!

I found out yesterday evening that a friend of mine had been in the hospital the past couple of days – with a flu-like illness (but not “the flu”!).  Fortunately, she (and her baby! 🙂 ) are fine and have been sent home.  But, since I’m not there to administer a hug in person, I thought I’d send her one in paper-and-ink!

So, I pulled together some of my favorite Springtime Foils Specialty DSP, a few leaves from Petals & More, and a couple of sweet sentiments from the Hanging Garden and Lots of Love stamp sets.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Hanging Garden Fun Fold for the Stamp Ink Paper #130

Hey, y’all!  Welcome to Tuesday and another fun challenge from Stamp Ink Paper!  

Our Stamp Ink Paper Challenge #130 this week is a theme challenge…Just Say No To Christmas!

I was glad to have a solid excuse to not do a Christmas card today – you know,  other than the obvious it’s-pretty-late-to-try-to-send-a-Christmas-Card reason! And it really opened the door for another 2018 Occasions Catalog Sneak Peek!

I picked the beautiful Hanging Garden stamp set for today’s fun-fold card.  And I paired it up with the True Gentleman DSP.  Take a look-see:

Looks pretty standard, doesn’t it?  Well – it’s hiding a little secret.  A secret that I saw on Lisa Curcio’s blog site.  It’s a double-front card – check what happens when you raise up the circle art panel… It’s a second card front!

There’s still more to reveal, so read on!

I rather loosely used the sketch challenge at Sunday Stamps to help me make my – double! – card front!

I started with a Very Vanilla card base – regular A2 size – and cut the front panel off at 2 7/8″ from the fold.  Card base #1!

Then I cut a second Very Vanilla card base at 3 7/8″ x 10 1/4″ and scored/folded it at 5 1/8″.   I Fast Fuse’d a Tranquil Tide card stock mat to the inside of the larger card base #1 and then Fast Fuse’d the back panel of the smaller card base #2 to that.

Did that even sort of make sense?

I matted a small rectangle of the True Gentleman DSP (avail 3 Jan) on a Tranquil Tide mat and then to the short front piece on the outer card.

My art piece is a Very Vanilla panel cut with the largest of the Stitched Shapes Framelits circle dies.  On that, I stamped one of the pretty hanging baskets from the Hanging Garden stamp set (avail 3 Jan) in Versamark.  I sprinkled it with Copper Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heat embossed it with my Heat Tool.

I used Tranquil Tide, Night of Navy and Crushed Curry Stampin’ Write Markers to color the basket and then stamped some Tranquil Tide butterflies (from Hanging Garden) around the basket.

I matted the circle on a Tranquil Tide scalloped circle cut with the Circles Layering Framelits and then popped it onto the short card front panel with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I added a few Rhinestone Basic Jewels and a tiny Linen Thread bow and the card front (the first one!) was done!

On the second card front, I added a length of 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon with some Liqud Glue.  Over that, I added a sentiment banenr – cut from Very Vanilla and stamped in Night of Navy with the sentiment from Hanging Garden.  The ends are snipped with my Paper Snips and I edged it with my Tranquil Tide Marker.  And that was it for card front #2!

On the inside – which is the inside of the inner card (card base #2 – LOL), I used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to stamp a second sentiment from Hanging Garden in Night of Navy.  I added another butterfly image in Tranquil Tide – and that was it!  The card-within-a-card was done!

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got more Tranquil Tide Hanging Garden butterflies on the front…

…and some more of the True Gentleman DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Isn’t Hanging Garden a gorgeous stamp set!?  It’s got wonderful sentiments and beautiful images – winner winner!  I love the True Gentleman DSP, too – so subtle and quiet!  

And this is a fun – and easy! – fun fold that will surprise your recipients! Hope you like!





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My next club will start up on 3 Jan (coincidently with the arrival of the 2018 Occasions Catalog and the start of Sale-A-Bration!) and I have a few openings available.

How does it work?  Well – at a glance…

You sign up for a 6 month term and agree to:

  • Place a $25.00 minimum order each month
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  • Use the Host code I’ll provide in an email sent out at the beginning of each month

And what do you get in return?

  • Based on a random draw, you’ll be the “host” for one of the six months
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2018 Occasions Catalog Shares are Now Open!

What are catalog shares, you ask?  They’re your chance to try a little bit of everything and see what you like the best from a new Stampin’ Up! catalog!  

I’ll place our Shares order first jump out of the box on 3 Jan 18 and use expedited shipping so I get it back fast!  Then I’ll get it all cut up, packaged and out the door quick as I can – hopefully during the week of 8 Jan!

We’ve got new Designer Series Papers, new ribbons and trims and all sorts of fun embellishments!  

Shares are open to anyone – including demonstrators, so…check it…

I’ve got a few options for you to pick from:  a New Designer Series Paper Share, a New Ribbons/Embellishments Share, and an I Want It All Share (this one gets a free extra bonus!!).  You can see everything included in each share type and find a handy sign-up sheet on my 2018 Occasions Catalog Shares page!

Do You Still Need an Occasions and Sale-A-Bration Catalog?! 

If you’re not a current customer of mine but would like to be, you can request your copies of the catalogs on my Contact page right here.  

The Great Year-End Sale Is Underway!

Get all the details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page – or go right to the Year End Sale goodies in my Online Store!



This second reservation window will remain open from December 5–30 and SU! will take as many orders as they receive (yay!) and not close the window until December 30.

I’ve got all the information over on my Promotions page – including a super little video with lots of information on this wonderful new stamp placement tool.  Be sure to check it out – peruse the how-to-reserve-your-Stamparatus tutorial you’ll find there, and then get your reservation in before the 30th!!


The Hanging Garden stamp set and True Gentleman DSP will be available on 3 Jan!


Very Vanilla Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base #1, scored and folded at 5 1/2″ and cut at ); 3 7/8″ x 10 1/4″  (inner card base #2, scored and folded at 5 1/8″); 2 7/8″ Stitched Shapes Circle (art circle); 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ (sentiment banner)

Tranquil Tide Card Stock: 2 5/8″ x 4″ (mat for small True Gentleman DSP panel on front); 3 3/4″ x 5″ (mat for second card front); 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for back of card base #2); 3″ scalloped circle (mat for art circle)

True Gentleman DSP: 2 1/2″ x 3 7/8″ (front DSP panel); 3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″ (card front #2); envelope flap

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Finn Fan Fix  

We Hoo-mans are creatures of habit.

Finn and I start the day with coffee (me) and a little nap (him).

We brush our teeth (me) and put on our collars (him).

We set out the buckets (me) and check for any new tasty bites on the aisle floor (him).

The ponies come in and eat and we drive the golf cart around the fenceline (me) and check for wascle-y squirrels/ducks/deer/bugs (him).

Upon returning to the house to wait for the horses to finish their breakfast, we have another cup of coffee (me) and survey our world from the seat of the golf cart (him).

Every day.

With few exceptions!  I invite him to come in with me and he quite politely (but firmly) declines.

Guess he’s a Hoo-man of habit, too.



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Stampin’ Up! Colorful Graceful Garden

Morning, all!  Welcome to the weekend – hope you’ve got some fun plans and that the weather is going to be nice for you!

I thought after a few days of what looked like complex, multi-step projects, that you might be ready for a super quick, super simple – but super pretty card!

So – I pulled out the new Graceful Garden stamp set and the Artistically Asian stamp set, plus some Color Theory DSP – and gave you exactly that.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Bella & Iconic Occasions Get Well Card

Mornin’, y’all!  How’s it going this week?  We’re experiencing the oddest weather pattern I’ve seen in a while!  Cold as a well-diggers lunch bucket one day, and so pretty and warm it just makes your throat tighten up the next!  The first official day was one like that – started off chilly and then…spectacular!  Oh – and my seed potatoes arrived in the mail!

Ruh-roh!  Best get that garden ready to go!! 🙂  Spring is a-springing!

My card for today has really nothing whatsoever to do with spring.

My friend’s friend’s mother fell and broke her hip.

Ouch! 🙁

And, so, they need a get well card.  She has a Bichon-Frise!  Bella & Friends.  Hello?  Bella is obviously a Bichon.  So I paired her with the fun little Iconic Occasions (Host-exclusive set from the Occasions catalog) stamp set.  Take a look-see:

My layout is inspired by the sketch portion of this week’s Fusion challenge.  Obviously I didn’t use the inspiration photo, huh?

And my color palette is from the My Favorite Things Color Challenge.

I started with a piece of Sweet Sugarplum paper from the Succulent Garden DSP and SNAILd it to a Sweet Sugarplum mat.

The art layer is a piece of Whisper White card stock, SNAILd to a Sweet Sugarplum mat.

Using my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, I stamped the Bella & Friends image in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  After inking the stamp and before stamping it, I covered the balloon on the stamp with a sticky note.

I made my balloon bouquet using the image in the Balloon Adventures stamp set.  First I stamped it in Sweet Sugarplum.  I covered that balloon with a sticky note mask, then stamped a balloon in Island Indigo and one in Marina Mist.  I covered both of those, too, and stamped the last balloon in Wisteria Wonder.  I used my ruler and Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker to add 3 more strings down to Bella.

I used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to add the Bella & Friends sentiment in Sweet Sugarplum.

With a Blender Pen, I picked up ink from the top of my Island Indigo and Marina Mist ink pads to color Bella’s winged friend.

With a Marina Mist, Island Indigo and Sweet Sugarplum Stampin’ Write Marker, I added a bandaid to Bella’s hip.

Her collar is colored in Sweet Sugarplum and I added a little “ground” under her with the Wisteria Wonder marker.  I used my White Gel Pen to add some highlights to the balloons.

The final touch is a teensy tiny little bow tied from a piece of Elegant Eggplant Solid Baker’s Twine and adhered with a little dab of Liquid Glue (speaking of which – don’t miss your chance to get a free bottle from me thru the end of SAB!).

I popped the Bella panel over the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals, and the card front was done!

On the inside, I positioned the Get Well Soon sentiment from Iconic Occasions and stamped it in Sweet Sugarplum.  Over the top, again with the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, I added two bandaids from Iconic Occasions.  One is in Marina Mist and one is in Island Indigo – both were stamped-off-once before stamping the card.

I SNAILd the panel to a Sweet Sugarplum mat and into a Basic Gray card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got a couple of images from Iconic Occasions across the front – in Island Indigo, Marina Mist and Wisteria Wonder…

…and added a little more of the Sweet Sugarplum Succulent Garden DSP to the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Bella’s sweet little Bichon face is going to bring a smile to the recipient, I’m sure.  And, I hope, help brighten her day!  Hope you like!

Scroll on down for the card cuts and all the products you’ll need to make this one for yourself!  


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Also – a little bad news….Stampin’ Up! told us on Monday that the beautiful Glimmer Paper packs from Sale-A-Bration have sold out completely!  We won’t be getting them back in stock, so…if you didn’t get a pack, I’m so sorry! 🙁





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

Sweet Sugarplum Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″  (mat for art panel)

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 3/8″ x 4 5/8″ (art panel); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

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

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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Yesterday was a big day for Finn.

It was his first – ever! – First Day of Spring!

And, as it was a gorgeous day (not that he’s all that picky about the temperature!!) he spent much of it outside.

Which is actually a place he likes to be much of the time!

May I present to you my ever-so-handsome, almost 10 month old….Finnius Deatherage.

I know.  Cute as a bug one day…and handsome as a movie star the next!

He’s a man of many facets. 🙂



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