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Stampin’ Up! Beach Happy Waterfront Double Easel Fun Fold

Morning, y’all.

It’s Monday.

And – NOT a holiday.

‘Nuff said.

If you were able to join us last night for my Facebook Live video, I thank you for spending part of your weekend with me!  If not, but you’d like to see the sorta-but-not-really instant replay – here ’tis!

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Stampin’ Up! Hi There Flowering Desert

What DAY is it?!??  What day is IT?!?

Yea – you know what day it is.  We’re halfway thru a short week!

And – it looks like things they are a-changing for me (travel-wise) so…stay tuned!  I may be in town this weekend to spend a little time with y’all on Sunday night!  More to come on the continuing perturbations in Mary’s schedule.

Cuz – I know you’re all simply agog with anticipation! 😉

My good-for-any-occasion card today uses a fun little stamp set in the Occasions catalog called Flowering Desert.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Gingham’d Fable Friends

Good morning, y’all!  I hope your week is going well!  Want to remind you that today is the very last day for you to get in on my 2019 Occasions bundles – where you’ll get big savings and some extra freebies.  Not to mention Sale-A-Bration goodies!  Scroll down for the deets and then don’t delay – get signed up right away!

I’ve got a sweet little card for you today – it uses a stamp set that you may have overlooked in your perusals of the 2019 Occasions Catalog.  It’s called Fable Friends and it’s ridiculously cute!  Then I kicked it up a notch (BAMM!) with some greenery from the Wonderful Floral Framelits, a little Gingham Gala DSP and a bit of Basket Weave.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Happiness Surrounds Needlepoint Nook

Good morning, y’all!  Here we are – on Friday again!  On the edge of another weekend.  And…on the brink of….Christmas!  25 days.




That’s not a lot of days, y’all!!

Oh – and another thing we’re on the brink of today.  Today is the last day before the forever-disappearance of the wonderful Snowflake Showcase!  We already witnessed the demise of the White Velvet Paper.  Now – the rest of this suite is almost gone. 🙁

I thought I’d give you one last look at this suite – focusing on the non-Christmas stamp set – Happiness Surrounds.  And I added it to a little new Needlepoint Nook and Gingham Gala DSPs (which you’ll be able to get on 3 Jan 19). Take a look-see:

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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…

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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! Country Home on a Country Lane 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 it’s very Fall-y!).  With the arrival yesterday of the 2018 Holiday Catalog, I can’t wait for you to see everyone’s projects today!

When I saw our colors for this week, I right away pulled out the new Country Home stamp set and paired it up with the coordinating Country Lane DSP.  Take a look-see:

Uhm…can you guess the colors? 😉

And – since I’ll always take a little extra help…I also pulled some inspiration from this week’s CAS(E) This Sketch challenge.

I started with some wood-grain paper from the Country Lane DSP and embossed it in the new Subtle Dynamic TIEF.  Then I cut a second strip of cotton-y paper in Crushed Curry.  I matted both pieces on Mint Macaron using Liquid Glue, then used more Liquid Glue to adhere the matted strip to the card front.

I wrapped some new 3/16″ Braided Linen Trim around the diagonal strip, securing it in the back with a couple of Glue Dots.

For the art work, I used Early Espresso to stamp the floral arrangement and the milk can from the Coutnry Home set on a piece of Whisper White.  I colored the floral art with my Mint Macaron, Crushed Curry and (yes, I cheated a smidge!) my Cajun Craze Stampin’ Write Marker.

For the milk can, I used a Blender Pen and my Early Espresso Watercolor Pencil – I scribbled some of the Watercolor Pencil on a piece of scrap paper and then used the Blender Pen to pick up the color.

Once I had all the shading that I wanted, I added the sentiment in Early Espresso.  Finally, I used a little tiny paint brush to add some Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint to the can.

I matted the panel on Mint Macaron and popped it over the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Once it was on the card front, it looked a little plain to me, so I added some faux stitches with my Early Espresso Stampin’ Write Marker.

I adhered a Galvanized Button next to the panel with a Glue Dot, then added a double-length bow of 3/16″ Braided Linen Trim with another Glue Dot and the card front was done!

On the inside, I added a second sentiment from Country Home in Early Espresso to a Whisper White panel.  Across the bottom, I stamped the floral image a few times in Early Espresso and colored them like I’d done on the front.  The faux stitches finished it off!

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Mint Macaron mat and into my Crushed Curry card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more Country Home florals and faux stitches across the front…

…and then I added a little more cotton-y Country Lane DSP to the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  How sweet is this Coutnry Home stamp set and the gorgeous Country Lane DSP?!  It’s flat-out perfect for all sorts of wonderful, Fall-y, projects!  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

Karen Finkle

Julie Johnston

Have fun on the Hop!!






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The 2018 Holiday Catalog is Here!

The new 2018 Holiday Catalog is Amaze-balls!!  If you haven’t seen it yet, click on the cover image to open up a PDF of the catalog.

If you aren’t one of my customers but would like to be and need a copy of the catalog mailed to you, fill out the form on my Stampin’ Up! Catalogs page and I’ll get a copy in the mail to you ASAP!

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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 

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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.)
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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:

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

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

Mint Macaron Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 1 5/8″ x 4 7/8″ (mat for diagonal strip); 2 1/2″ x 4″ (mat for art work)

Whisper White Card Stock: 2 3/8″ x 3 7/8″ (art panel); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

Country Lane DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); 1 1/2″ x 4 3/4″ (diagonal strip on front); envelope flap

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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! Seize the Day for the Stamp Ink Paper #157

Happy Tuesday, y’all!  Since it’s Tuesday, that means we’ve got another Stamp Ink Paper challenge to give your creative mojo a bump!

This is a Designer’s Choice challenge so I’m betting you’ll see a lot of diverse projects from the Design Team!

I used a new stamp set called Seize the Day and some pretty new colors for my card.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Floral Foliage Frames Hello

Good Monday.

You know what I mean, okay? 😉

Hope you had a great weekend and are ready to git the work week done!

If you spent a little of your Sunday with me, I surely do appreciate it! If you couldn’t join us, but would like to see the Memorex-version on YouTube – here ’tis!


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