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Stampin’ Up! Sweet Little Something Baby Bear

Happy Monday, y’all.  Stated with no small amount of sarcasm.  Its cold – it’s muddy – and it’s a work day.  A trifecta of awesomeness!  Bleh!

If you were able to join me last night for our Facebook Live video, thanks so much and I hope you enjoyed it!  If not and would like to see how to make a double-loop bow, some Stamparatus-ing, a little masking and sponging and the Black Ice technique….then here’s the sort-of-instant-but-totally-not replay on YouTube!

The card we worked on last night used the Sweet Little Something stamp set from the Occasions catalog, plus a sentiment from the Baby Bear set (Annual).  Take a look-see: Continue reading

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Stampin’ Up! Sweet Little Something Video Sneak Peek

Good mornin’, y’all!  Are you awake yet?  I know your head thinks it’s only 6am, but…get UP!! 😉

My sneak peek for today is kind of a tease.  It’s a picture with the Sweet Little Something bunny – and yes, tonight on my FB live video, we’ll be using this set.  Take a sneaky peek.

But – the card is not the important piece for tonight!  I’ve had some requests for some…technique-based videos.  So…we’ll start with the Billie Moan bow you see and probably make a couple three of those.  And we’re going to play with my new Stamparatus – to make this card.  And maybe another one!!  It’s going to be a surprise. 🙂 Continue reading

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Stampin’ Up! Sweet Little Something Sneak Peek!

Well – we made it!  It’s Friday.  And it’s a three-day weekend!   And…it’s Christmas weekend!  So…Yeah!!

I, since it’s Christmas, made a New Baby card today – I had my massage (finally – it’s been way too long!) today and my massage therapist has only been back at work for a week after having her daughter.  So…I wanted to take her a little card.

The new Sweet Little Something stamp set (available 3 Jan) with it’s photo-realistic floppy-eared bunny, seemed like the perfect choice!  Take a look-see:

Like so many of us, I do spend a little time on Pinterest and a wonderful card, from Danielle Bennenk, caught my eye.  I tried to change it up a little – but…it’s so perfectly my kind of card, that…I just couldn’t improve on it!  You can check out Danielle’s original right here! 🙂

This week’s Sugar Pea Designs Mix It Up Challenge seemed like a great place to showcase my card!

I started with a panel of Very Vanilla card stock and stamped it with a very faint image of the Sheet Music Background stamp. I inked the stamp around the edges with a Crumb Cake-inked Sponge Dauber.  And I didn’t add a lot of ink!  I wanted it faded.

Then I sponged the edges with the same Sponge Dauber and Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Crumb Cake mat.

I stamped the adorable Sweet Little Something bunny on a piece of scrap Very Vanilla.  This is a three-step image and, as usual, you want to start with the darkest ink color.  Step 1 is stamped in Crumb Cake.  Step 2 is stamped-off-once Powder Pink.  And step 3 is in stamped-off-once Blushing Bride.  Then I fussy cut it and lightly sponged the cut edges with the Crumb Cake Dauber.

I adhered a loop of Blushing Bride 1/2″ Finely Woven Ribbon to the card front with some Liquid Glue.

I put some Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of my cut-out bunny and used them to wind some loops of Linen Thread around, then popped the whole thing over the Blushing Bride ribbon.  The sentiment, from Sweet Little Something, is stamped on Very Vanilla in Crumb Cake.  I snipped banners in the ends, sponged the edges with Crumb Cake, and adhered it over the bunny with Liquid Glue.

I added some little flower images from Sweet Little Something – aren’t they just too cute?!? – in Crumb Cake ink.  Then, to top it all off, there’s a few Glitter Enamel Dots and a couple three Clear Faceted Gems.  And the card was done!

On the inside, I repeated the very-light application of the Sheet Music image in Crumb Cake on a Very Vanilla panel.  I sponged the edges and added a few more little Sweet Little Something flowers.  The sentiment, stamped in Crumb Cake, is from the Flora and Flutter Paper Pumpkin stamp set (that’s really a great set, y’all!).

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Crumb Cake mat and into my Powder Pink card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got another Sweet Little Something bunny peeking in on the front, plus some of the little flowers.  And, since I still had the Paper Pumpkin stamp set handy, I thought an added little sentiment would be good…

…and then I added more flowers and a couple stamps of Sheet Music on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Seriously, y’all – how cute is this Sweet Little Something bunny!?  And, there are so many color combinations you could use – and all would be perfect!  Hope you like – and are adding this one to your list!

TTFN

Mary

P.S.  Let me know ASAP if you want one of the last spots in the Online Host Club – I’ll be sending all the information out to the members next week! And let me know if you want a Catalog Share!


HOST CODE FOR 16 DEC – 31 DEC: 4XMKUCKG

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 the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog or the 2017 Holiday Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


Stampin’ Up! has added goodies and reduced prices…so head over to the Clearance Rack! where you’ll find savings up to 70% off!!  So – take a minute and stock up!  Merry Christmas to you!


My Next Online Host Club is About to Kick Off

If You Want in – Now’s the Time!


Sale-A-Bration is Coming and that’s a GREAT time to get Host Benefits!

Would you like to receive host benefits ? Would you like to build up your Stampin’ Up! tool chest a little at a time?  Well then – an Online Host Club might be the perfect solution for you!

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
  • Place your order by the 20th of each month
  • 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
  • In your month, you’ll be guaranteed a workshop total of $150 – meaning no less than $15 in Stampin’ Rewards for you to spend!
  • In your Host month, your order ships FREE!
  • When you place a host club order – which you’ll do each month – you’ll get DOUBLE peppermints for that order!  So – if all you did was place your $25 order for the six months, you’d end up with 12 Peppermints.  Most folks end up with all 16 (and then some) – and earn a free $40 gift!
  • At the end of the club, you’ll get to choose a free stamp set up to $20!
  • And – you get first dibs on the next Online Club!
  • FREE monthly tutorial with 4-5 projects – and access to all the past tutorials on my  website!
  • FREE catalogs during your membership term

Sound like something you’d be interested in? Let me know quick – spots are filling up fast!


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!


THE RESERVATION WINDOW IS OPEN!

 

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!!


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT 

Sweet Little Something will be available on 3 Jan! 


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

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

Crumb Cake 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″ (card front and inner liner); bunny cut-out

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!


Shop the Clearance Rack here. Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! Products – Join my Punkin Head Peppermint Rewards – My online customer thank you program!


Finn Fan Fix  

Finn and I spend a lot of time doing the pause-and-catch-up game.

It goes like this.

I’m driving the golf cart around the fence line – we’re “checking fence”.  A job.

Finn is ensuring that no bugs or acorns are lurking in the leaves and bushes.

That’s a pretty time-consuming job, so I frequently have to pause, look back to see him, and then holler “Here” in my best command voice.

It’s the voice that says…now, please.

Only please is sort of…loose. 😉

He knows that voice and so he usually – like 9.5 times out of 10! – hauls his wiggle butt at light-speed to get to me and sit down by the cart.

It looks like this….

I tell myself it’s the command-voice.

Or his overwhelming desire to please me.

Reality?  He wants a cookie.

I do seriously and firmly believe that he deliberately lags back so…I’ll call him so… he can race to me so…he can…and will!…get a cookie!

He’s something of a cookie-monster!

TTFN

M

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Stampin’ Up! Washi Striped Cheers to the Year

Happy Hawwmp Day, y’all!  It’s Wednesday and things are going well here in Utah!  The days are brisk and gorgeous.  Things are working pretty much how one might expect.  And…only 45 days to go!  Whoo-hoo!

So – my card today is so quick and so easy and so fun – that it’s sorta cray cray!  I just used some pretty metallic Year of Cheer Specialty Washi Tape and the Cheers to the Year stamp set to make a pretty mixed metals holiday season card.  Take a look-see:

The layout is from the sketch portion of the Fusion Challenge.  

This one’ll go quick y’all, so buckle up!

I started with a piece of Very Vanilla card stock and ran strips of the new Year of Cheer Specialty Washi Tape up from the bottom.  Then I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Champagne Foil mat.

Done!

I used some Liquid Glue to adhere a Foil Snowflake – Vanilla side up – to the card front.

For my sentiment, I heat embossed the striped circle image in Copper Stampin’ Emboss Powder on Very Vanilla.  Then I added the sentiment – heat embossed in Gold – in the center, using my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig.  I punched it out with my 2″ Circle Punch.  Using the new Starburst Punch, I made a Champagne Foil mat and adhered the sentiment to it with Liquid Glue.

I put several Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of the matted circle and used them to wind loops of Copper Metallic Thread around and around.  Then I popped it all onto the snowflake and that was it for the card front!

On the inside, I added some more of the Specialty Washi Tape on the bottom of a Very Vanilla panel.  Uhm….how easy is that??

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Champagne Foil mat and into my Thick Very Vanilla card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got a Copper heat embossed snowflake from the Cheers to the Year stamp set on the front…

…and more Year of Cheer Specialty Washi Tape on the envelope flap.  Just lay the strips down (start at the top) and then trim the excess with your Paper Snips!

Et Voila!  Pretty.  Easy.  Fun!  And – suitable for Christmas, Holiday Greetings, a wedding?  New Baby??

Gotta love this beautiful metallic Year of Cheer Specialty Washi Tape and the wonderful Cheers to the Year stamp set.  Hope you like!

TTFN

Mary   


HOST CODE FOR 28 SEPTEMBER – 15 OCTOBER: KZGTEBYK

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 the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


Free Shipping and Double Peppermint Points this week only!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Deal #1: Free Shipping on orders over $50!

For all orders of $50 or greater (before taxes and shipping) placed through me from now through Sunday, 8 Oct, I’m offering free shipping.  Here’s how you can order and receive your free shipping rebate:

  •  Place your order directly through my online store, and provide me with your PayPal account e-mail and I’ll send you your rebate via PayPal
  •  Send me your order via email, I’ll deduct the shipping costs and send you an invoice through PayPal.

I’m not doing checks this time around – since I’m not at home.  If you just can’t do PayPal – give me a holler.  We’ll see what we can work out! 

Deal #2: Double Peppermints on orders over $50!

Peppermints are the reward “currency” in my Customer Rewards program (the Punkin’ Heads!).  You gather up peppermints when you order thru me – usually you get one peppermint for every $25 in product (before shipping and tax) that you buy.  Remember, when you collect 16 peppermints, you’ll get a free $40 gift from me! So – with this Double Peppermint special, you’ll earn four Peppermints for each $50 that you order!🙂

Remember – these are good for just one week!  

When you place your order online, don’t forget to add the host code below (if your order is under $150) to get your free gift!  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. 🙂  Now – it turns out I’m not the only one offering some free goodies this month!  Stampin’ Up! is, too!  Read on!!


World Card Making Day Special Promotion!!

1 – 10 October 17

We didn’t come up with World Card Making Day, but we’re thrilled that it’s a thing! It’s a day dedicated to doing what you love most—making handmade cards! It celebrates the creativity and personal connection handmade cards create between loved ones, and it’s a great time to make their own cards to send to your family and friends.

This year the world celebrates the day on October 7, but one day wasn’t enough for us. For ten days (October 1–10), we can get 15% off Notecards & Envelopes and select stamp sets. Also, when you buy Fast Fuse Adhesive, you’ll get two refills for FREE!  So….let’s celebrate the best hobby of all—cardmaking!

Check Out All the Great Deals!  Click to Open a Human-Readable Flyer!


Designer Series Paper Sale!

Starting Today and Running All Month Long!

Let’s admit it: we all just love gorgeous Designer Series Paper!  By popular demand, we are bringing back an incredible offer on Designer Series Paper. We’ll be able to buy three packages of select Designer Series Paper and get one FREE during October! This sale includes Designer Series Paper from both the annual and holiday catalogs. And we’re even including select Specialty and Designer Series Paper Stacks on sale!

So take advantage of this excellent opportunity and gather up lots of pretty paper!  Take a look-see at what’ll be up for grabs!!  Click the picture to open a handy – and colorful! – flyer!

 


PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:  


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

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

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); 2″ Circle (sentiment)

Champagne Foil:  4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); Starburst Punch (mat for sentiment)

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!


Shop the Clearance Rack here. Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! Products – Join my Punkin Head Peppermint Rewards – My online customer thank you program!


Finn-Fan Fix  

TTFN

M  

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Stampin’ Up! Hello Friend Honey Bear

Mornin’, y’all!  Guess what day it is?  

Yep!  HAAAAWWWWMMP Day!  Reaching the top of the hill then the slide into the weekend!  Whoo-hooo!

And – it’s the second day that you can 1) redeem your Bonus Days coupons and 2) get the Carols of Christmas bundle!  So…you know what to do!  Or if you don’t – read on down a ways!

My card today is a little 3″ x 3″ square.  I don’t actually know why I made it this size – unless it’s in response to two fun little goodies in the Holiday Catalog.  We’ll have Whisper White 3″ Square Envelopes and…little Pizza Boxes!  What fun packaging they’ll be for cookies, little gifts – or…a stack of little cards and envelopes.

Maybe like this little one I made to welcome a tiny human – using the A Little Wild and Hello Friend stamp sets.  Take a look-see:

I was playing along with The Paper Players tic-tac-toe challenge this week.  I went across the bottom row! Continue reading

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Stampin’ Up! Bundle of Love Celebrate Baby Card

Mornin’, y’all!  Hope your week is going well!

I have a friend who’s so close to giving birth to their second child that…I hope she’s quit working!  She and her husband are folks I work with and they’re both smart as can be and sweet kids on top of that.  I’ve been sending their little boy a birthday present and card for all his 2 years and I’ll do the same with this little one. And this one’s a girl!!

Don’t get me wrong – there’s absolutely nothing wrong with baby boys.  They’re just as darling as baby girls.

But – come on.  Admit it!  The clothes for little girl humans are sooooo much cuter!

You know I’m right!!

So.  I decided I needed to get on the stick and make a card for the big event.  I bought some clothes to send and then I had a brain storm.   I’ll share it when it’s time.

My card starts with the really wonderful cards and decorations in the new Bundle of Love Card Pack – part of the new Memories & More goodies.  I added in a few images and sentiments from the A Little Wild stamp set and…Tabs for Everything.  Take a look-see (sorry for the shadow!):

Now – this one’ll take a minute to describe.  There’s a lot of moving parts.  This, folks, is what happens when I can’t decide what to do on a card, so I just start making.  And then I add a little of this. Continue reading

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Stampin’ Up! Special Delivery In The City Sneak Peek

Happy Hawmp Day, y’all!  By the time you read this, we’ll be on the way to the horse-pital (we called it that when I was growing up – I have no idea why!) or – if you’re a late riser/reader, we’ll be in surgery.  By we, I mean…Wayne! I know he’s going to be a lot more relaxed once he’s asleep.  I know I will be! 😉

I made a quick little card for you today with a new Host-Exclusive stamp set that will be available on 1 June, called In The City.  It.  Is.  Very.  Fun!!

The In The City stamp is the total focus for this card – but I borrowed a tiny bit of paper from the Birthday Memories DSP.  Take a look-see

I played with a few challenges on this one.  The first, the Sunday Stamps challenge, is for the layout.

I borrowed my color scheme from the MFT Color Challenge.

Finally – I think this one fits with The Paper Players Clean-and-Simple Challenge this week.

I started with a Whisper White panel and stamped the stork image from In The City all over it with Versamark Ink, and then I SNAILd it on a Pacific Point mat.

For the next layer, I used a piece of Daffodil Delight paper from the Birthday Memories DSP, cut into a banner with my Banner Triple Punch and then matted on a similarly punched piece of Pacific Point.  Then I SNAILd the banner to the card front.

I used a little bit of Liquid Glue to adhere a Lace Doily white side up to the banner.

My sentiment is cut with a Stitched Shapes Framelits circle in Whisper White.  Using the fun little images in the In The City stamp set, I added the outline images in Basic Black Archival Ink around the circle.  The sun is stamped in Daffodil Delight, as is the fill-in of the house.  The car fill in is in Pacific Point and – oddly! – I have Tangerine Tango trees.  I used my Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Write Marker to color the baby blanket and my Pumpkin Pie marker to color the trim on the house.  The sentiment is stamped in Basic Black Archival Ink.

I decided to stamp a second house on a scrap of Whisper White and fussy cut it – then popped it over the house on the circle with a Stampin’ Dimensional.  Then I popped the sentiment circle over the Doily with more Dimensionals.  And that was it for the card front.

On the inside. I stamped a second In The City sentiment in Basic Black Archival Ink on a Whisper White panel.  Then I made another little city-scene across the bottom – coloring my Basic Black Archival Ink houses, cars and trees with stamped-off-once Tangerine Tango, Pumpkin Pie and Pacific Point.  I even added another Daffodil Delight sun!  The houses’ trims are colored in Pumpkin Pie and Daffodil Delight.

I SNAILd the panel to a Pacific Point mat and into my Pumpkin Pie card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals, and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got some more houses and such across the front…

…and I added some more Birthday Memories DSP to the envelope flap.

Et Volia!  Easy squeezy nice and easy!  Love this little Host Set!  Hope you like and are figuring out how to get yours as soon as you can!

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


HOST CODE FOR 16 APR – 30 APR: GGZD4AQ3

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 in the 2016-17 Annual Catalog or the 2017 Occasions Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


You can see the Retiring List right here! There are some great deals on some awesome products so get your lists ready – go take a peek and happy shopping!  Here’s a handy link to the Retiring Products in my Online Store. 🙂

All the details are on my Promotions page – so check it out!


Be Sure You’re Going to Receive Your Own Copy of the new

2017-2018 Annual Catalog!!

I’ll be mailing a new Stampin’ Up! catalog to anyone on my customer list who has made a $50 or more purchase in the past 12 months.   PLEASE, if you are one of my regular customers, log in to your online account (here), click on your Account Information and verify that your mailing address is correct so that you’ll get your new catalog quick as you can!


Remember that this set can only be purchased with Stampin’ Rewards – so you’ll need to host a $150 workshop, place a $150 order, or…perhaps you’d like to join my next Online Host Club – which will open again in June! That’s a surefire way to have a chance to get this set – or any host set! – without having to do much of anything!  Get all the details about my Online Host Clubs right here!

TTFN
Mary


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:   

The In The City stamp set and Birthday Memories DSPwill be available on 1 June! 


CARD CUTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:

Pumpkin Pie Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card stock, scored and folded at 5 1/2″)

Pacific Point Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2″ x 4 1/2″ (mat for DSP banner)

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); 2 3/8″ Stitched Shapes Framelit Circle (sentiment)

Birthday Memories DSP: 1 7/8″ x 4 3/8″ (front banner); 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!


Shop the Clearance Rack here. Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! Products – Join my Punkin Head Peppermint Rewards – My online customer thank you program!


Finn-Fan Fix…

Last Finn update for a day or two!

We dropped him at Dog Camp yesterday afternoon!

He was ecstatic to see his new human friend and meet a new new human friend!  And see Ryder.

Those Beagles, though – they kinda bamboozled him.  He made the mistake of looking sideways at one of their dinner bowls.

Holy shimoly shameele!  The baying and yowling and scolding and dog-shouting…poor Finn just looked at me like…. what the….??

Soon after, though – all was forgiven.

Dogs forgive pretty quickly.  Humans should take heed! 🙂

TTFN

M

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Stampin’ Up! Moon Baby Twinkle Star!

Good Tuesday morning to y’all!  Hope you’re having a good week so far.

Me?  I’m off in a couple of hours for a business trip to Hunstville –  back on Friday!  So I’ve been trying to get a little ahead on cards – since taking all my stuff for 3 days is…ridiculous!!

Isn’t it?

Yes.

Of course.

That would be crazy.

Speaking of crazy – my living room floor looks like a paper factory exploded in it.  Courtesy of…yes.  You got it.  The Paper Pilferer.

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I think that picture pretty much says it all, don’t you?? 😉

My card for today is a study in timing!  I was sitting at my craft table yesterday afternoon when my husband’s nephew called to tell him they’d had their baby!  A little boy.  At that exact moment, I was holding the Moon Baby stamp set in my hands and all of a sudden I had an actual reason to make another baby card!  So…I pulled out some Floral Boutique DSP and the So Detailed Thinlits, and…take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Happy New Beginning Celebrations!

Well, good Inauguration Day to y’all!  Regardless of how you voted in November, what you think of Mr. Trump and his family, today’s a big day for this country.  It’s a pretty big part of what makes us who and what we are.  We should all be proud.

And really really glad we’re not in Washington DC!!  What a mess that’s going to be, huh?  Too many people.  And at least half of them not too happy.  I’m happy to be far away.

So’s Finn.  He’s way too busy doing important dog work to worry about who’s the President.

Or even what a President is! 🙂

He’s been playing with his squeaky toy in the leaves…

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Contemplating the world (as he knows it)…

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Wading in the pond (the tongue.  The TONGUE!!)…finn-just-out-of-the-pond
…and considering the potential ramifications of ponding…

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He’s a happy boy!

His mom, on the other hand, has been busy making cards!  Today’s is a card I made for a friend who’s welcoming a new baby.  It’s not a traditional looking baby card – just wouldn’t fit her!  I used the new Happy Celebrations stamp set and the fun Celebrations Duo TIEFs.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Easter Lamb, Friends and Flowers Welcoming Words (and Blog Candy!)

Well, good morning to you!  I’m glad you stopped by – I’ve got a cute welcome baby card to share with you today.  But, first…

I was busy today.  Did a little computer mailing….a little grocery shopping… and some stamping area setting up! If you’ve been following me for any time, you know that I travel with my stampin’ stuff if I’m going to be gone any length of time.  I have to say – if any of you are traveling and are just addicted to this craft of ours enough to want to take it all with you and stamp in your hotel…TownePlace Suites are a good bet!  I love this table/desk area they have!  Take a look at what I got set up today – and didn’t even have to beg an additional table!

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Kinda cool, huh?  Certainly not bad for a hotel room craft spot!

So, at my new desk, I created a soft, cute card today to welcome a new baby to the family.  I used several new stamp sets – Honeycomb Happiness (read on down for a chance to win this set for yourself!), Friends & Flowers, Easter Lamb and Welcoming Words!  Take a look-see:

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