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Stampin’ Up! Climbing Roses and Butterflies 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 our theme is Love!  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!

There are several potential candidates for cards about love in the new 2019 Occasions Catalog – but I decided to pull out the gorgeous new Climbing Roses stamp set and bundled Rose Trellis Thinlits.  Then I added a few Butterflies.  Cuz…I could!  Take a look-see:

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Categories: 2019 Occasions Catalog, 2019 Sale-A-Bration Catalog, For You, Friendship, Joining Special, Love, New Catalog Launch, Special Promotions | Tags: , , , | 22 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Lovely Lattice Part of My Story Sneak Peek!

Happy Happy 2019!!  Whoo-hooo!!

I hope y’all had a safe and happy New Year’s Eve – ours was a quiet one – as always.  Watching sappy movies and listening to the firecrackers from around the area.

And today, we’re getting ready to eat black-eyed peas and greens – health and wealth! – for the New Year.

No one needs to tell me about bugs in the peas, okay?  I candled every single pea and there’s not a one to be seen! 😉

So – for the first card of the New Year – I’ve got another Sneak Peek – this time from the Sale-A-Bration catalog!  One of the pretty stamp sets you’ll be able to pick for FREE with a $50 purchase is the Lovely Lattice set – which is a beautiful floral set.  And, there’s a second set, called Part of My Story, which is all sentiments.  What a perfect pairing!  Take a look-see:

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Categories: 2019 Occasions Catalog, 2019 Sale-A-Bration Catalog, Any Occasion, Catalog Sneak Peek, Everyday, Friendship, Love, New Catalog Bundles, New Catalog Launch, Shares, Sneak peek | Tags: , , , , | 18 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Forever Lovely Day Sneak Peek

Good morning, my peeps!  It’s the weekend – and a long one at that, leading into Christmas!  I hope you’re ready and are now kicking back to enjoy the results of your preparations!  I got my cookie plates delivered yesterday – which not only brought smiles to the recipients, but GOT THE COOKIES OUT OF MY HOUSE!!  Winner winner!

My card today is a clean and simple little number using the new Forever Lovely stamp set, the beautiful Lace Dynamic TIEF and some All My Love DSP.  These are all available starting on 3 Jan in the 2019 Occasions Catalog!  Take a look-see:

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Categories: 2019 Occasions Catalog, Any Occasion, Catalog Sneak Peek, Everyday, Feminine, Friendship, Happy Birthday, Just Because, Life Event, Love, New Catalog Bundles, New Catalog Launch, Shares | Tags: , , , , | 10 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Meant to Be All My Love Sneak Peek!

Mornin’, folks!  Hope your week is going well!  We’ve had a heckuva cold front come thru – no snow or precipitation, but…BRRR!!  Guess it’s officially winter-in-the-south.  Sure did enjoy those 3 and a half hours of Fall… 😉

I’ve got a sneak peek of a lovely suite in the 2019 Occasions Catalog.  It’s called the All My Love suite and it’s got two beautiful bundles – the Meant to Be and Be Mine Stitched Framelits bundle – and the Forever Lovely and Lovely Flowers Edgelit dies (all of which will be available on 3 Jan 19!).  My card today uses the first bundle and some of the All My Love DSP.  Take a look-see:

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Categories: 2019 Sale-A-Bration Catalog, Love, New Catalog Launch, Online Extravaganza, Ordering Special!, Sneak peek, Special Promotions, Valentine's Day | Tags: , , , , | 10 Comments

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:

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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:

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

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