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Stampin’ Up! 2019 Occasions Catalog Sneak Peek Gingham Butterfly Gala

Good morning!!  Hard to believe it’s already….HAAAWWWWMPPP DAY!!  Whoo-hoo!  And – one week from tomorrow it’s time for your stretchy pants, huh?  Y’all doing turkey?  Ham?  Turkey AND Ham?!?

We’re in the turkey and ham camp.  We’re going to smoke a turkey this year and let Honeybaked do their thing for the ham.  And then we’re going to try to keep the rest of the over-abundance to a minimum.

I don’t hold out much hope! 😉

So – yesterday was a pretty dreary, cold and rainy day here in GA – and I think that drove my decision to use a new stamp set from the 2019 Occasions Catalog!

Also – I had this…

How could I resist?!?

So – I made you a card with the new Butterfly Gala stamp set and the bundled Butterfly Duet punch…

…and a little Gingham Gala 6″ x 6″ DSP.

I also used a sweet DSP that is a FREE item in the 2019 Sale-A-Bration catalog, called Botanical Butterfly DSP.

Take a look-see:

The layout for my card is from this week’s TGIF Challenge.

And the color scheme is from the MFT Card Challenge.  I used Gold for my “natural” color! 😉

I started with a piece of Lemon Lime Twist paper from the Gingham Gala 6″ x 6″ DSP (available 3 Jan 19) and matted it on Poppy Parade card stock for the card front.  I wrapped some Solid White Baker’s Twine twice around the panel, securing it in the back with Glue Dots.

The sentiment, from Butterfly Gala (available 3 Jan 19!), is stamped in Early Espresso on a piece of Whisper White, then cut with a circle Stitched Shapes Framelits die.  I added one of the beautiful butterflies from the set – the outline image is in stamped-off-once Early Espresso.  The colors are added as the second-step in stamped-off-once Poppy Parade and Lemon Lime Twist.  I matted the sentiment on a scalloped Poppy Parade circle.

I used the wonderful berry die from the Frosted Bouquet Framelits (which we found out is CARRYING OVER!!!) to cut a couple of boughs from Gold Foil.  These are adhered to the card front with Liquid Glue.

One of the papers in the Botanical Butterflies DSP (available on 3 Jan in the Sale-A-Bration catalog FREE with a $50 purchase) is black and white.  And the butterfly images all match the Butterfly Duet punch.  I cut two of them and colored them with my Light and Dark Granny Apple Green and Light Poppy Parade Stampin’ Blend.  I also stamped (in Early Espresso) and cut some smaller butterflies on the other side of the same paper – which is green tones.

I used Liquid Glue to arrange the butterflies ever-so-artfully about the card and sentiment.  The large butterfly at the top has a few loops of Gold Metallic Thread wound behind it with a Glue Dot.

Then I added some Lemon Lime Twist Gingham Gala Adhesive-Backed Sequins and Pearl Basic Jewels.  Finally, I tied a double-length bow from the Solid White Baker’s Twine and added it with a Glue Dot and the card was done!

On the inside, I added a second sentiment from Butterfly Gala in Early Espresso, then stamped another butterfly.  Once again, the outline and fill images are all stamped-off-once.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Poppy Parade mat and into my Early Espresso card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got another Butterfly Gala flutterby on the front – this one in full strength Early Espresso and stamped-off-once Lemon Lime Twist and Poppy Parade…

…and then I added more of the Gingham Gala DSP to the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Doesn’t this suite of goodies just brighten your day?!?  We’ve got a ton of wonderful butterfly and flower images coming to us with this new catalog, y’all – and the Gingham Gala suite with it’s Butterfly Gala stamp set is just the first!  Love that Butterfly Duet punch!  And – I think we’ve established how much I love plaid – and gingham!  Hope you like – and have started your shopping list for the new catalog! 🙂

TTFN


HOST CODE FOR 1 NOV – 15 NOV: J9JQA2T7

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 from any active catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


The 2019 Occasions Catalog Is Coming SOON!

Here’s a look at the 2019 Occasions Catalog and Sale-A-Bration Flyer!  I’ll be ordering packs of catalogs bright and early on 5 Dec and then sending them out to my customers quick as I can get them in the mail!  If you’re already one of my customers, you can expect to see them in your mailbox mid-December.

If you’re not a customer of mine already – but would like to be on my list to receive a catalog, head on over to my Online Store and place an order of $50 or more now!  You’ll also become a full-fledged member of the Punkin’ Heads – my Customer Appreciation Program – with all the benefits that go along with that honor!  Check them out right here!


Craft & Carry Stamparatus Bag Coming Soon!


A tool as beloved and important as the Stamparatus deserves its own special treatment. And what better way to treat your most versatile stamping companion than by giving it its own special carrying and storage solution. Introducing…the Craft & Carry Stamparatus Bag!

The bag is available now for Demonstrators to order and it will be available for customers to order beginning on 5 December!  When ordering starts, you’ll have two options: Ordering just the bag or ordering the Stamparatus and the bag together.


Click on the image below to open up a full-size flyer with more details.

You’ll be able to start ordering on 5 Dec!


Snowflake Showcase Bundle Updated!

I was just informed that the White Velvet Sheets – a part of the Snowflake Showcase – has been discontinued.  As advertised at the beginning of the promotion, these products were all “while supplies last”.  And once they run out – they’re not being re-ordered.

What does that mean for my special bundles?  Well – I’ve updated the product list to remove the White Velvet Sheets, and reduced the price accordingly.

But folks – if you’ve been thinking you’d wait until the very end of the promotion period – I’d strongly recommend that you NOT wait another moment!  This has been a WILDLY popular set of goodies – and I’d hate for you to miss out.  The stamp sets, thinlits and trinkets are still available – but…there’s no telling for how much longer!

You can click on the picture above to see a fun video showcasing the products.  Then check out the flyer below to take a closer look-see!

Here’s the deets:

  • No limits apply during the customer sales period. So be quick while supplies last!
  • Products available while supplies last from November 1, 2018 until November 30, 2018. This means products will only be available until November 30 or while supplies last, whichever comes first. If a product’s supply is depleted before November 30, it will no longer be available for purchase.
  • Items may be purchased in any type of order.
  • Items may be included as part of a Starter Kit!!  Join now!
  • Ordering deadline:  November 30, 2018; 11:50 PM (MT)

Here’s the updated special money-saving bundle!

Stamps-N-Lingers Snowflake Showcase Bundle:

If you purchased the entire Showcase separately, you’d pay about $98!  That includes shipping and a wag at the taxes.

Snow is Glistening – $21
Happiness Surrounds – $17
Snowfall Thinlits – $39
White Velvet Paper – $5  NO LONGER INCLUDED!
Snowflake Trinkets – $8

With my special bundle – you’re only going to pay $80 (new price!) – all in!

And – when you order the bundle, you’ll get a set of Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes for FREE!  So –  you’ll be ready to start creating right away!  

Get the entire Showcase and the notecards and envelopes – shipped directly to you for free –  and save a pretty penny, too!

In the spirit of expectation management, with the significant savings you get with this bundle, I won’t be able to give y’all Peppermints when you order them.

These offers are available to anyone – but I can only ship to addresses (not Post Office boxes!) in the United States or APO Military. 🙂

Thanks for your understanding, y’all!

It’s easy to order!  Fill out the form below.  I’ll send you a PayPal Invoice right away and then, on 1 Nov, place your order first thing and get your wonderful Snowflake Showcase goodies on their way to your door!  Easy Peasy!

Happy shopping!


Don’t want the Special Bundle?  Get just the things you DO want right here in my Online Store!


Additional Holiday Catalog Items No Longer Available

Sales for the following products have exceeded our forecast and are continuing strong, resulting in a large number of backorders. Because backorders are so costly, we have made the decision to shut these items off effective immediately. Since these products cannot be sent from the manufacturer in time for the holidays, these item numbers will not be reactivated.

150095: Santa’s Workshop Cards You Can Make It Bundle
147905: Santa’s Workshop Memories & More Card Pack
147815: Santa’s Workshop Memories & More Cards & Envelopes

147816: Joyous Noel Specialty Designer Series Paper
147890: Festive Farmhouse Elements
147811: Santa’s Workshop Enamel Elements

We apologize for the inconvenience, y’all! 🙁


Dashing Along DSP Available For Purchase!

Sales for the following products have exceeded our forecast and are continuing strong, resulting in a large number of backorders. Because backorders are so costly, we have made the decision to shut these items off effective immediately. Since these products cannot be sent from the manufacturer in time for the holidays, these item numbers will not be reactivated.

147816: Joyous Noel Specialty Designer Series Paper
147890: Festive Farmhouse Elements
147811: Santa’s Workshop Enamel Elements

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you.  In order to provide you with another holiday-themed option, we’ve decided to make our promotional Dashing Along Designer Series Paper (item 149903) available for sale at $11.00. This beautiful, 12″ x 12″ traditional Christmas paper has a festive, eclectic feel and is perfect for layering. Coordinating colors are Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, and Whisper White.

Though we don’t yet have a fulfillment date, all backorders for Joyous Noel Specialty Designer Series Paper, Festive Farmhouse Elements, and Santa’s Workshop Enamel Elements will be filled as soon as possible. So very sorry for the inconvenience, y’all! 🙁


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

The Gingham Gala Suite will be available on 3 Jan 19!

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

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

Poppy Parade Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and inner liner); 3″  Scallop circle (mat for sentiment)

Whisper White Card Stock: 2 7/8″ Stitched Shapes circle (sentiment); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

Gingham Gala 6″ x 6″ DSP (coming on 3 Jan 19): 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); envelope flap

Gold Foil:  Frosted Bouquet die cut berries

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

Finn’s first Mom (his birth mother??) sent a picture the other day.  I thought it was pretty cute and wanted to share it with you.

Like mother (or Aunt – it’s hard to tell in the picture!)….like son/nephew!

Australian Velcro! 🙂

TTFN
M

 

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Stampin’ Up! Wishing You Well on a Country Lane

Mornin’, y’all!  Welcome to the weekend!  I’ve got three more sleeps and then Amy and I will be road-tripping our way to Orlando for OnStage!  Whoo-hoo!

Until then – busy getting ready to be gone!  And enjoying Fall in the South!  It’s truly our best time!

My card for today is an easy-making card suitable to send to anyone who just needs a little note from a friend.  I used the wonderful Wishing You Well (really really hope this one carries over!) stamp set and a little Country Lane DSP.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Just a Note to Wish You Well

Good morning, y’all!  Hope your weekend is going swimmingly!

WE will not be swimming – cuz of how it’s colder than a well-digger’s lunch bucket here (that’s REALLY cold in case you’re unfamiliar with the analogy!).

So – I’ve come to the sad realization that I just don’t have enough internet speed/bandwidth here to do a FB Live – so…we’re going to have to skip that for today.  I’ll try to be back next week, though!

I made a simple little card using the Wishing You Well stamp set and some pumpkins from the Toil & Trouble DSP.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Festive Pop of Petals and Many Blessings

Mornin’, my peeps!  How goes your week? It’s sort of like Monday, right?  I hope you do NOT have a Monday-Tuesday! 🙂

Guess what tomorrow is?!?

Well – yea, it’s Wednesday (aka Hawwmp Day).  But…more importantly – it’s 2018 Holiday Catalog LAUNCH DAY!!

Whoo-hoo!  I know you can hardly wait – and I’m excited for you – I can’t wait to see what you’ve all put on your wish lists that you can finally – FINALLY!! – get on the way! 🙂

For today, though – I’ve got a little bit of new and a little bit of old for you!  I pulled out the Many Blessings stamp set (this one really OUGHT to be on your wish list!) and some Festive Farmhouse DSP (see previous parenthetical!) and put them with some Pop of Petals and….well.  Take a look-see:

I played along with the Fusion challenge this week – hitting both the sketch and the photo inspiration!

I started with a piece of Wood Textures DSP and used a little Liquid Glue to adhere a strip of wonderful plaid paper from the Festive Farmhouse DSP.  Then I adhered the panel to a Mossy Meadow mat for the card front.  I used some Glue Dots to wrap a length of new 5/8″ Striped Burlap Trim around the seam of the two DSPs.

On a piece of Whisper White card stock, I stamped the wreath from the Many Blessings set in Mossy Meadow.  I curled the image around to make it more wreath-like than garland-like!  Then I lightly colored the leaves with my Old Olive Stampin’ Write Marker.  I added some Crushed Curry and Cherry Cobbler berries with the image in the stamp set.

Then I fussy cut the wreath and used Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals (yes, quite a few! 😉 ) to adhere the wreath to the card front.

I pulled one of the flower images from the Pop of Petals stamp set (Annual Catalog) and stamped three in Daffodil Delight on Whisper White and three on Very Vanilla in Crushed Curry.  Then I punched them all with the matching bundled Four-Petal Flower Punch.

I created three flowers by adhering two flowers together with Liquid Glue.  I did two flowers with the white on top and one with the Crushed Curry on top.

Do y’all recognize that kitty?

Yep – it’s the cut-out from last night’s card! 🙂

I ran that thru the Big Shot in the Subtle Dynamic TIEF and then very lightly sponged the edges with Crumb Cake.

Then I stamped it with the Many Blessings sentiment in Cherry Cobbler.

I used some Glue Dots to wind a few loops of Linen Thread around the inside of the wreath and then I started to build the collage!

I used Liquid Glue and Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals as needed to build all the elements.  I also stuck in a few Copper Leaf Elements with Glue Dots.  Then I tied a Linen Thread Billie Bow and adhered it with a Glue Dot.  Over that is a double-length bow of Very Vanilla Solid Baker’s Twine.

I used my Dark Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blend to color three Pearl Basic Jewels and added them to the card front to finish it off.

On the inside, I stamped a second Many Blessings sentiment in Cherry Cobbler to a Very Vanilla panel (I only inked and used half the sentiment).  Then I added a few Crushed Curry flowers (which I also colored a bit with my Crushed Curry Stampin’ Write Marker) and a Mossy Meadow corner.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Mossy Meadow mat and into my Thick Very Vanilla card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

The front of my Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got another corner and flower…

…and I added a little more Wood Textures DSP to the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Sometimes being a hoarder-of-scraps pays off, huh?  I love this little Cat Punch guy nestled in the Pop of Petals flowers, don’t you?  And – Many Blessings is destined to be a favorite – for Fall AND for Christmas projects!  I hope you like!

Tic-Toc….not much longer to wait now!

TTFN

 

 

 

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HOST CODE FOR 1 SEP – 15 SEP: NNXFK6AT

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 from any active catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


Dashing Along Designer Series Paper Host Promotion!

Host a Workshop or place an order of $250 or more (total before shipping and tax) in the month of September, and get the Dashing Along Designer Series Paper FREE.  The Dashing Along Designer Series Paper is in addition to the Stampin’ Rewards you’ll earn!

To create the exclusive Dashing Along Designer Series Paper, Stampin’ Up! decided to use a mix of old favorites and new patterns to bring you beautiful, traditional Christmas paper. This collection of patterns has an eclectic feel and is perfect for layering, and while the newsprint design isn’t Christmas-themed, we selected it for its versatility and popularity.  I hope you’ll love this Designer Series Paper as much as I do, and remember, it’s available for a limited time only!

  • 12″ x 12″
  • 12 sheets: 3 double-sided sheets (6 total designs); 4 sheets of each design
  • Coordinating colors: Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Whisper White

Here’s the deets:

  • Promotion period: September 1–30 at 6:50PM (Mountain Time)
  • Dashing Along Designer Series Paper is exclusive to the host promotion and will not be available after September 30.
  • In order to qualify, the event merchandise total must reach $250 (before shipping and handling).
  • One package of Designer Series Paper may be redeemed per qualifying order, with no limit on how many packages of Designer Series Paper can be earned.
  • Dashing Along Designer Series Paper may not be redeemed using Stampin’ Rewards. Customers will receive this FREE gift with a qualifying order in addition to any Stampin’ Rewards they may earn.
  • Dashing Along Designer Series Paper may not be exchanged for other paper.


I promise – this kit won’t give you nightmares, but you WILL be haunted by the spooky box, wrapped in a whimsical spider web. And the contents? Not scary . . . just adorable, and everything you’ll need for FUN Halloween crafting!!  It’s a real “treat”!

Yep – the September kit is all about the Treats!  PACKAGING the treats, that is! 🙂

Not wild about Halloween?  Prefer cards? Well… As with every Paper Pumpkin kit, September’s kit can be repurposed.  For instance, you can add cardstock and make some cards! This kit’s coordinating colors are: Mango MelodyGorgeous GrapePumpkin Pie and Basic Black 

Promotion Details

  • New subscribers must subscribe by September 10 to get the Halloween kit.
  • Canceled subscribers must be in active status by September 10 to get the Halloween kit.
  • Current subscribers must stay active through September 10 to get the Halloween kit.
  • Product availability may be limited toward the end of the subscription period.

So…if you’re ready to get spooky crafty fun coming to you in a Paper Pumpkin box, you can either sign up for a subscription where you’re billed monthly for your kit or you can purchase a prepaid subscription in my online store.  For more information and to sign up for the monthly subscription, click here.  Or, check out the options for prepaid subscriptions in my online store, click here.


It’s Time to Start Redeeming!

 

All that ordering you did in August is about to PAY OFF!!  It’s time to start redeeming your Bonus Days Coupons!  Of course – you CAN wait until the 5th and redeem them on 2018 Holiday Catalog goodies!

Here’s the deets:

  • Redemption Period Deadlines
    • September 30, 2018, by 11:50 PM (MT)
  • There is no limit to the number of coupon codes participants can use on an order during redemption.
  • Bonus Days coupon codes may be redeemed for any product (excluding Starter Kits, demonstrator supply items, and Paper Pumpkin subscriptions.)
    • New prepaid Paper Pumpkin codes MAY be discounted with Bonus Days coupon codes.
  • Bonus Days coupon codes may be redeemed one time only.

So – here’s a handy flyer to walk you thru redeeming your coupons in my Online Store – click it to make it big enough for humans! 🙂


Stampin’ Up! Products Used in this Project:

Get Many Blessings and the Festive Farmhouse DSP tomorrow! 🙂

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

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

Mossy Meadow Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (mats for card front and for inner liner)

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 3 3/4″ x 5″ (inner liner); Four-Petal Flower Punches (x3)

Whisper White Card Stock: Many Blessings fussy cut wreath; Four-Petal Flower Punches (x3); Cat Punch

Wood Textures DSP: 3 3/4″ x 5″ (card front); envelope flap

Festive Farmhouse DSP: 1 5/8″ x 5″ (DSP strip on front)

Frosted Floral Specialty DSP: 2 7/8″ Stitched Shapes Framelits Circle (behind Cat-Punch circle on front) 1 7/8″ x 5 1/4″ (x2 – DSP panels on front); 2 7/8″ x 5 1/4″ (inside DSP panel); 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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Finn Fan Fix

My Finny likes to play ball.

His desire to chase the ball, however, is inversely proportional to the heat.

And his need to play keep away.

On a hot day – like it’s been this week, he’ll race after the ball several times – but the return is…

Sketchy…

“If I bring it back, she’s going to throw it again.”

“I could run up the hill and let her try to get the ball away from me…”

“Or….I could trot to the door and go into the house and get a drink and lay down in front of that cold air that comes from…wherever cold air comes from…”

“You get it, Mom.  I’m done with you.”

“Is that a squirrel?!?”

TTFN

M

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Stampin’ Up! Wishing You Well Sneak Peek 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 calling it Fall Frenzy!  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 decided to ink up a new set from the 2018 Holiday catalog, called Wishing You Well.  It is absolutely gorgeous – and fits our theme perfectly – especially when added to some wood grain paper from the new Country Lane DSP.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Enjoy Life – It’s Summer!

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 that 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!

I love the new Enjoy Life stamp set – so I pulled it out and borrowed some design elements from the Annual Catalog to make a little scene that says Summer to me.

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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! Make a Difference Abstract Impressions 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 pulled out some beautiful Share What You Love Specialty DSP and added some images from the coordinating Love What You Do and Make A Difference stamp sets.  On the inside, you’ll find a little something from the Abstract Impressions set.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! March Paper Pumpkin Sneak Peek and an Alternative!

Happy Friday, y’all!  Another weekend looms and hopefully it will be a nice one!  We’ve had a bit of a cold snap here – ever hear of “Dogwood Winter”??  Yea.  Neither had I, but it appears to be a “thing” here in Georgia.  The Dogwoods bloom and we have another little bout of “winter”.  Hence…Dogwood Winter.

Who knew??

So – I got my March Paper Pumpkin the other day and pulled all the pieces and parts out.

It’s pretty gorgeous, y’all!

Instead of making the kit per the directions, I decided to make an alternative card with some of those wonderful elements – including the “special gift”!  And I added in a little embossing with the Petal Pair TIEF (free now during SAB with a $50 purchase!).  Take a look-see:

Now – if you want to see the May Good Things Grow kit as it was “planned” – here’s a quick video!  If you want to remain surprised when you open yours, scroll right on by! 🙂 Continue reading

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