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Stampin’ Up! Beautiful Promenade on Linen and a Climbing Vine

Good Friday, my peeps!

Well.  It’s hard to believe but…the day has finally arrived.  In some ways it seems like yesterday that I was sitting in the ER with hives.

And in others, it feels like forever that I’ve been out here and waiting for this day!

No matter the perspective, the day has arrived!  This afternoon I head to LA and will fly home tomorrow.  Then there’ll be a whirlwind 24 hours to get everything ready to go.  I know Wayne’s been getting the place ready for us to be gone.  We’ll just need to pack.  And gather Finny’s things for his time at camp….and TAKE him to camp.  I so hope he has a wonderful time.  I’ll have the day to love him up – when we get home again I’ll have to leave before he comes back.

I’m trying to focus on the good part of the trip – and not on the leaving-my-little-man part.  <<insert brave-face emoticon here>> I know he’ll be fine.  And I’ll be fine.

It’s just the doing that’s hard!

But – in about 3 days – we’ll be on the ferry from Seattle to Bainbridge Island on the first part of our trip.  So…Whoo-hooo!!!

These past few days have been a jumble of working and card making.  I made a bunch of cards to share with you while we’re gone – and, of course, there’ll be days when I share pictures of the ship and the glaciers and whales and eagles….and pillow-gifts (without any illegal sneak-peeks of the new Holiday Catalog!).  So – I hope you’re looking forward to sharing the adventure with us!

Today’s card is a soft little number that features the Beautiful Promenade stamp set and bundled Beautiful Layers Thinlits.  I also used my new fave Subtle Dynamic TIEF and the Climbing Vine TIEF.  Take a look-see:

For the layout, I borrowed the sketch from this week’s Sunday Stamps challenge:

And I played along with the Fusion challenge – I used the color scheme versus the sketch.

I started with a Whisper White panel that I embossed in the Climbing Vine TIEF and matted on a piece of Soft Sea Foam card stock for the card front.

I cut two strips of Soft Sea Foam and embossed them both in the Subtle Dynamic TIEF (man, I LOVE the linen texture this wonderful folder gives us!).

The larger strip I adhered to the bottom of the card front with some Liquid Glue.

On the smaller embossed strip I stamped the sentiment from the Beautiful Promenade stamp set in Mossy Meadow.  I popped that sentiment over a Mossy Meadow mat and then adhered the whole thing to the card front with Liquid Glue.

I wrapped a length of Crumb Cake Nature’s Twine around the card front, adhering it in the back with a couple of Glue Dots.

I made the Beautiful Promenade flowers and leaves next.  For the flowers, I stamped the outline image in Mint Macaron on Whisper White and added the fill image in Soft Sea Foam.  The leaves are Mossy Meadow on Soft Sea Foam.  Then I cut everything out with their matching dies in the Beautiful Layers Thinlits.  I also cut some leaves from Mossy Meadow card stock.

I layered everything onto the card front with Liquid Glue and Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Then I tied a little Nature’s Twine bow and adhered it with a dab of Liquid Glue.  And that was it for the card front!

On the inside, I stamped another couple of sentiments from Beautiful Promenade in Mossy Meadow on a Whisper White panel.  Then I added a sweet little flower bunch in Mint Macaron.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Soft Sea Foam mat and then into my Soft Suede card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got a Mint Macaron flower on the front…

…and on the envelope flap I added another Mint Macaron and Soft Sea Foam flower.

Et Voila!  I love how these colors work together!  Mossy Meadow-Mint Macaron-Soft Sea Foam were simply made for each other, don’t you think?  They work so perfectly with the Beautiful Promenade stamp set and Beautiful Layers Thinlits, too.  The end result has an elegant, organic feel.  Hope you like!

TTFN

 

 

 


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Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Soft Suede Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ (card base, scored at 5 1/2″)

Mossy Meadow Card Stock:  4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 1 1/4″ x 3 7/8″ (mat under sentiment); Beautiful Layers Thinlits die cut leaves

Soft Sea Foam Card Stock: 1 1/2″ x 4″ (embossed strip across the bottom of the card front): 1 1/8″ x 3 3/4″ (sentiment); Beautiful Layers Thinlits die cut leaves

Whisper White Card Stock:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); Beautiful Layers Thinlits die cut flowers


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Finn Fan Fix

No FFF’s for a minute, guys.  Cuz of how – he’s there and I’m here! 🙁

He’ll be back, though!  Despair not – absence makes the heart grow fonder! 🙂

And my heart is simply overflowing with “fond” right now – just over a day and I’ll be covered in wiggle-butt! 🙂

 

…and then will be leaving him again.  I can hardly stand it. 🙁

TTFN
M

Categories: Encouragement, Feminine, Friendship, Joining Special, Love, Ordering Special! | Tags: , , , | 22 Comments

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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Categories: For You, Friendship, Joining Special, Just Hello!, Love, Ordering Special!, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , | 14 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Watts of Courage for the World Autism Day Blog Hop!


Good morning, y’all!  Today I’m fortunate to be taking part in a wonderful Blog Hop celebrating World Autism Awareness Day (which is…well…today!) 🙂

While I’m not directly affected by autism, did you know that as many as 1.5 million Americans today are believed to have some form of autism?  And this number is on the rise.  Based on statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and other governmental agencies, autism is growing at the startling rate of 10-17% per year. At this rate, estimates state that the prevalence of autism could reach 4 million Americans in the next decade.  And, autism knows no racial, ethnic, social boundaries, family income, lifestyle, or educational levels and can affect any family, and any child.

So – to show my support on World Autism Day, I made a card using the Ribbon of Courage stamp set and…Watts of Occasions!  Take a look-see:

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Categories: Any Occasion, Best Wishes, Encouragement, Friendship, General, Just Because, Love, Thinking Of You, World Autism Day | Tags: , , , | 22 Comments

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

Categories: Any Occasion, Everyday, Feminine, Friendship, Joining Special, Just a Note, Just Hello!, Love, Paper Pumpkin | Tags: , , , | 18 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Blossoming Baskets and Butterflies

Happy Happy Hawwwmp Day, y’all!  How’s the week going so far?

This card is one we made at our team meeting on Sunday!  I didn’t get it finished at the meeting, so I brought it home.  And made a few little changes from the original card.  It uses one of the coolest of the free Sale-A-Bration goodies – the Blossoming Basket bundle (available with a $100 purchase!).  Take a look-see:

We started with a Whisper White panel that we matted on Calypso Coral for the card front.  Then we adhered a Crumb Cake panel that was embossed in the Basket Weave Dynamic TIEF! Continue reading

Categories: Any Occasion, Encouragement, Everyday, Feminine, Friendship, Joining Special, Just a Note, Just Hello!, Love, Paper Pumpkin, Spring | Tags: , , | 14 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Country Livin’ for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop



Happy Thursday, y’all – and welcome to another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!! It’s color week and we’ve got the full complement of hoppers today!  Do be sure to check out all their projects when you’re done here, won’t you?  

Our color scheme sent me in the direction of the Coffee Break DSP – and I decided to use a new-to-me stamp set called Country Livin’.  I added a sentiment from…well, it’s a surprise.  Take a look-see:

Our colors? Continue reading

Categories: Encouragement, Feminine, For You, Friendship, Love, Paper Pumpkin, Special Promotions | Tags: , , , , , | 20 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Heart Happiness Springtime Foils Valentine

Happy Valentine’s Day, y’all!  Hope you’ve got a little something fun and romantic planned, if that’s your thing.  If not, and you tend to think of your significant other as your Valentine every day, then…today’s card will be right up your alley!

I used the Heart Happiness stamp set and two new goodies from the second Sale-A-Bration release (coming on Friday, 16 Feb!) – the Springtime Foils Specialty DSP and the wondrous Basket Weave Dynamic TIEF.  And with all these fun tools, I made a clean and simple Valentine’s card for you.  Take a look-see:

I loosely used the sketch at this week’s Sunday Stamps challenge for my layout: Continue reading

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Stampin’ Up! Sure Do Love Heart Happiness for the Stamp Ink Paper #137

Happy Tuesday, folks – and welcome to another edition of the Stamp Ink Paper challenge!

We had a Tic-Tac-Toe challenge this week – one of my favorites!  In honor of Valentine’s Day (it’s tomorrow, in case you’ve lost track!) I used the Heart Happiness stamp set and the Sure Do Love You bundle.  On top of some of my fave DSP – the Wood Textures DSP.  Take a look-see:

In case you want to play along – and why wouldn’t you?!? – here’s the Stamp Ink Paper #137 Tic-Tac-Toe board.  I went right down the middle column – what will you create!? 🙂 Continue reading

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Stampin’ Up! Sweethearts, Baskets and Sunshine Wishes Love Note

Happy Friday, y’all!  The week is drawing to a close and, for me, it’s doing it from Huntsville!  Found out on Wednesday that I had to come over here the next day to get my computer updated and pick up my new work phone.  So – typing this post on Thursday evening from my hotel in Huntsville.  Will head home Friday afternoon!

Got some fun plans for tomorrow – a friend and I are going to a StampNStorage pop-up sale on the north side of Atlanta!  20% off everything AND 30% off Magnetic cards!  And we can walk right out with them.  Whoo-hoo!  

Now – my card for you today has no stamping!  A little bit of ink from a Stampin’ Blend – but…no stamps were inked in the making of this card!  Just some pretty Painted With Love DSP, the Sweetheart TIEF (Annual Catalog), the Basket Weave Dynamic TIEF (be prepared to see a lot of this one, y’all!  And – BE READY TO GET IT NEXT WEEK!!) and some die cuts from the pretty Sunshine Wishes Thinlits.  Take a look-see:

I was playing along with the theme challenge from The Paper Players this week. Continue reading

Categories: Feminine, For You, Friendship, Joining Special, Love, Paper Pumpkin, Valentine's Day | Tags: , , , , , | 13 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Blossoming Basket Weave Sneak Peek for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop



Happy Thursday, y’all – and welcome to another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!! We’ve got a color challenge today – so be sure to check out all the ladies’ projects when you’re done here, won’t you?  Oh – and don’t forget to stock up on Fast Fuse today!!  

I decided to give you guys a solid sneak peek at the bestest new Sale-A-Bration goody – the Blossoming Basket bundle. This is a wonderful stamp set bundled with the Basket Weave Dynamic TIEF.  And, y’all?  This TIEF will be sticking around after SAB and will be in the Annual Catalog this summer!  But…it for sure won’t be FREE!! So…you might oughta get it starting on 16 Feb when it IS free!  I borrowed a couple of ideas from the second release flyer and came up with this…take a look see:

 

Can you guess what the color challenge was? Continue reading

Categories: Encouragement, For You, Friendship, Just a Note, Love, Paper Pumpkin, Sneak peek, Special Promotions, Thinking Of You | Tags: , , , , | 15 Comments

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