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Stampin’ Up! Warm Welcome Side Step Fun Fold With Video Tutorial

Good morning on the day after World Card Making Day.  I know a lot of you joined us on our Inkin’ Krew Event and I hope you had a great time and learned some new tips and tricks – and got some fun project ideas!

For my presentation, I used the new Warm Welcome stamp set and bundled dies by the same name – yes, Stampin’ UP! is moving towards naming the die sets the same as their matching stamp set – YEAH! – to make a cool and easy Side Step Fun Fold Card.  The Celebrate Everything DSP has two designs that made for a perfect start.  And – I snagged a sentiment from Sweet Songbirds so that I could get my message across!  Take a look-see:

Stampin' Up! Warm Welcome Side Step Fun Fold With Video Tutorial

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Stampin’ Up! Flying Home In The City

Mornin’, my peeps!  Getting ready to Spring-forward tonight?  I think we need to stay on Daylight Savings year round, don’t you?  I heard that Florida was looking at doing that.  If they do, perhaps a precedent will be set and more states (hey GA and NC, you listening?!?) will follow suit.  I can’t think of any real reason for standard time any more, can you?  I’ll be sorry to lose that hour tonight, but I’m looking forward to longer days!! 🙂

Some friends of mine recently moved to a new retirement community nearby and I wanted to make a card to send to welcome them to their new home!  I love the new Flying Home stamp set, so I decided to create a little bird community.  And since Flying Home doesn’t have any sentiments, I pulled a good one from the Host-exclusive In The City set.  Take a look-see:


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Stampin’ Up! At Home With You in the City!

Happy post-Eclipse Day!  I hope you enjoyed the event yesterday, wherever you were.  We pretty much watched it on television – cuz they were showing some pretty spectacular images!  Pretty cool.

My card today is the one that I gave to Matt on Sunday – with a couple of gift cards in it – Home Depot and Bed, Bath and Beyond.  Both seemed appropriate for setting up a new house!  I used the In the City host-exclusive set, and a bunch of elements from the At Home With You bundle.  On the inside is a sentiment from the Home Life stamp set.  Take a look-see:

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I designed the card based on the FabFriday challenge – making a pocket for the gift cards.  

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If you look – the gift cards are the “embellishment” on the right side. 🙂

I started with a Crumb Cake card base, and stamped a couple of the images from the In The City stamp set in Crumb Cake across the front.

The angled panel is a piece of Crushed Curry that I embossed in the Pinewood Planks Dynamic TIEF and then added some faux stitches with my Cajun Craze Stampin’ Write Marker.

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I stamped the door from the At Home With You set in Early Espresso onto a piece of Wood Textures DSP and cut it out with the die in the matching At Home Framelits.  

I popped the Crushed Curry panel onto the card base with Foam Adhesive Strips (I only used the foam on the top, bottom and left side – leaving the right side open for my gift cards) and then adhered the cut door with Liquid Glue.

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Then I got busy decorating my front door.  I stamped all the images from the At Home With You set in Early Espresso on Very Vanilla.  I pulled out a plethora of Stampin’ Write Markers to color everything:  Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Pear Wild Wasabi, and Tangerine Tango.

Once everything was colored and cut out with their matching dies in the At Home Framelits, I adhered everything with Liquid Glue and some Stampin’ Dimensionals.

For my sentiment, I cut the word using the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits – cutting three of them from Cajun Craze and stacking them with Liquid Glue.  I brushed it with my Clear Wink of Stella and adhered it to the front with Liquid Glue.

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I added a little Linen Thread Bow and a Touches of Nature Element with Liquid Glue.  Sticking my gift cards in completed the card!  

On the inside, I stamped a sentiment from the Home Life stamp set in Cajun Craze on a Very Vanilla mat.  Over the sentiment, I added more images from In the City in Crumb Cake.

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I added some more faux stitches in Cajun Craze, Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Crushed Curry mat and then into the card base, and that was it for the card.

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got more In the City Crumb Cake images across the front.

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…and then I added some more Wood Textures DSP to the envelope flap.

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Et Voila!  There’s more than one way to give someone some gift cards, yes?  And it seemed awfully appropriate to use the At Home With You bundle, Home Life and the In the City host-set.  I know Matt liked the card – it even got a spot on the refrigerator in his new house!  Hope you like, too!




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.

The 2017 Holiday Catalog Shares Are Open!

Shares give you a chance to…try before you buy!  Get a little taste of all the new Designer Series Papers, Ribbons, Trims and Embellishments without spending over $190 on a pack, roll or stack of every single new goody!  Shares will be open until 30 Aug – and I’ll place the order on 1 Sept!  For all the details – including a list of everything you can get – and a handy sign up form – go to my 2017 Holiday Catalog Shares page right…here!

Paper Pumpkin is On Sale!

Here’s the Deets!

  • Only new month-to-month subscribers qualify for the 50% discount.
  • To participate in this promotion, subscribers must join between Thursday, August 11 and Monday, September 10, 2017 at 11:50 PM (MT).
  • The 50% discount only applies to your first kit. After that, the price for each month’s kit will return to the regular price of $19.95.
  • New subscribers must visit to join.
  • Enter the promo code HALFOFF0917 at to subscribe.
  • Unless you cancel, your membership will continue at full price after your first kit.

 Have You Got a Copy of the Holiday Catalog Yet?!

My customers are getting their catalogs in their mailboxes – do you have one yet?!!  If you’ve got a SU! demonstrator, then you need to hurry quick and ask him or her to send you a copy of your own.  If you don’t – I’d be happy to send you one.  Just give me a holler right here – be sure to leave a mailing address! – and I’ll get one out to you ASAP! 🙂

You Earned ‘Em – Now It’s Time to Spend ‘Em!  

You’ve Only Got 10 Day Left!

All thru the month of August, be sure to redeem the Bonus Coupons you earned in July!  You’ve got until 11:50 PM (MT) on 31 Aug to redeem your coupons.  Get all the info you need right here!



Crumb Cake Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ (card front, scored and folded at 4 1/4″)

Crushed Curry Card Stock: 3 1/4″ x 4 3/4″ (embossed card front); 4″ x 5 1/8″ (mat for inner liner)

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); At Home Framelits die cuts

Cajun Craze Card Stock:  Sunshine Wishes sentiment (x3)

Wood Textures DSP: At Home door die cut; 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  

So, today, while Wayne and I were looking thru a double-filtered welding helmet watching the not-to-be-seen-again-for-7-years eclipse, Finn was…bored.

I mean – nothing was happening.  It wasn’t particularly dark.

No aliens showed up.

No angels sang – no power went out.

Pretty nondescript kind of day.  

This is how his sister dealt with the event.


Wishful thinking.  We were hoping to see this…


What we really saw was….dim.

Just…dimness everywhere for about 2 minutes.  Even looking at the sun – we saw no corona.  No “diamond ring”.  Just a sliver of sun.

Kind of a let-down.

Finn’s response?

Let’s pull something out of the garden and see if anyone notices…




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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…

Contemplating the world (as he knows it)…

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

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! Large Letters Outdoor Adventure

Mornin’, y’all – how’s your week going?  I’ve seen some things from folk around the country making me think – enviously! – that Fall is happening somewhere!  If that’s you – congratulations.  We’re still waiting.

I have a friend (yes, I really do!) who was my “rock” on all my adventures in California.  Without him, everything I was able to accomplish there…well.  Wouldn’t have happened!  He was a work acquaintance who rapidly turned into a good friend.  He’s the guy who brought tomato bags and plants and we planted tomatoes when I was there in the summer – cuz he knew I was missing my garden.

He mailed me cheese curds from WI – cuz he knows I like them.

He sends me links to stuff he knows I’ll be interested in.

He retired.  For real.  Oh – he’d threatened it before, but…like me…just never pulled the trigger.

Well – the trigger is pulled, the chamber is empty and he’s gone!  Moved to his log house on a lake in Wisconsin.

I’m trying to be happy for him.  Actually, I really am happy for him.  He worked hard and long and it was time for him to reap the benefit.

But…unless I pull my own trigger, I’ll be right back there in CA in a couple of years, without his help or his friendship.

So – my happiness is qualified by my selfish wish that everything would just stay the same, dang it! 😉  Cuz it’s going to be really hard without him.  And nothing will be the same there, ever again. 🙁

He arrived in his new spot this week – in fact today his furniture should be arriving!  I’m sending him a welcome home card.  I made it with the Large Letters Framelits, and some images from the Always an Adventure stamp set.  Take a look-see:

The design of this one is loosely based on the sketch from The Paper Players.  Sketch #314:

Obviously, I turned it on its side…

I started with a piece of Serene Scenery DSP.  To decorate it, I first cut two pieces of Warmth & Cheer plaid DSP with the Outdoor Adventure thinlits.  Then I layered them at the bottom of the card with Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue.  I did snip one of the trees and move it over to the far left and adhere it by itself, just to even things out!

Across the top, I used the little “welcome” sentiment from the Live, Love, Grow stamp set, and stamped it all over in Island Indigo.

And screwed up two of the stamps.

Time to regroup.  I was further along than I like to be to start over, so….

Clouds!  Clouds would be good.  I stamped some Always an Adventure clouds in Island Indigo on Soft Sky card stock and cut them with their matching dies in Outdoor Adventure.  Then I adhered them across the “sky” with Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue, making sure I covered up my boo-boo’s! 🙂

The sentiment is cut from Island Indigo card stock, using the bold Large Letters Framelits.  The plain letters were a little boring, and they had to overlap, so I needed something to help them stand out from one another.  Enter…the Woodgrain TIEF.  I ran the letters thru in the TIEF – turning the “O” and the “E” so that they….wait for it….went against the grain of the “H”, “M” and “!”.


I just cwack myself up sometimes!

Anywho – then I adhered them to the card front.  The “H” and the “M” and the “!” I stuck directly to the card front with Liquid Glue.  

The “O” and the “E” are popped up with Dimensionals.  You can also see that I offset them down just a tad….

I wrapped a length of Garden Green Baker’s Twine (Baker’s Twine Trio pack in the Holiday Catalog) and one of Linen Thread around the bottom of the panel, securing them in the back with scotch tape.  Then I used a couple of Glue Dots to stick down two Mini Pinecones.  Finally, I tied a little bow with the baker’s twine and the Linen Thread, and adhered it over the top with a dab of Liquid Glue!

Then I SNAILd the whole panel to a Daffodil Delight mat and the card front was done!

For the inside, I cut another piece of the plaid Warmth & Cheer DSP with the Outdoor Adventure Framelit, and adhered it across the bottom of a Whisper White panel with some Liquid Glue.  Then I added some more Always an Adventure clouds in Island Indigo across the top.

I SNAILd it to a Daffodil Delight mat and into my Island Indigo card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals, and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got a few trees from the Always an Adventure set in Garden Green across the front (some are stamped off once) and some Island Indigo clouds…

…and added one last little piece of plaid Warmth & Cheer DSP to the envelope flap.


Et Voila!  I like how all the elements came together on this one – sort of pulled from here and from there and from this and that and the other!!  I think it’ll make him smile when he gets it.  Hope you like! 🙂

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


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 – your choice of any item valued up to $8.00 in the 2015-16 Annual Catalog or the 2016 Holiday Catalog.



You’ll want to check out the Clearance Rack on the Online Store because we’ve updated it with different items that are up to 60% off.


You may have noticed that the products we recently added to the Clearance Rack include stamp sets, which we’ve never done before!

Early on, Stampin’ Up! released some photopolymer sets to gauge how much we loved the medium – and we loved them a LOT!!  As a result, this stamp format became a “regular” part of all our catalogs.   The photopolymer stamps included in the Clearance Rack are from the stamps that came out with the early trial releases and they’ll only be available while supplies last. 

We know you love photopolymer stamps and these Clearance Rack stamps are no exception. Get them before they’re gone!
Check them out and get them before they’re gone!



Designer Series Paper Buy Three, Get One Free Sale – Beginning 1 Oct 16!

1 – 31 Oct 16, you can buy three packages of Designer Series Paper and get one free!

Stampin’ Up! already let us know which papers will be included in this great promotion so we can all get our wish lists ready!


Item #    Product Name
141663    Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper
141645    Moroccan Designer Series Paper
141660    Fruit Stand Designer Series Paper
141654    Blooms & Bliss Designer Series Paper
141630    Festive Birthday Designer Series Paper
141640    By the Shore Designer Series Paper
141986    Presents & Pinecones Designer Series Paper
141981    Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper

I think it’s pretty cool that two of the new designer papers from the 2016 Holiday Catalog are included in this sale, don’t you?

Mark your calendars – this great deal starts on Saturday, 1 Oct 16!

Tomorrow’s Hawwwmp Day, ya’ll – see you then!! 🙂





Island Indigo Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and fold at 5 1/2″); Large Letters die cuts

Daffodil Delight Card Stock:  4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner)

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

Warmth & Cheer DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); 2 1/2″ x 3 7/8″ (x 2 Outdoor Adventure die cuts on front); 1 3/8″ x 3 7/8″ (Outdoor Adventure die cut on inner liner); envelope flap

Soft Sky Card Stock: Outdoor Adventure clouds

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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