Stampin’ Up! Color & Contour Here For You

Good morning, y’all – and happy first day of the week!

My card today is one that could be used to send encouragement – sympathy – or just a “hey – I’ve got your six”!  It uses the pretty Color & Contour Bundle and some Fresh Freesia paper from the Pansy Petals DSP.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Smooth Sailing Home with Video Tutorial

Hey, y’all – how’s the weekend going?  We had rain yesterday – which we rather desperately needed.  And it cooled it down for a bit – sort of like a swamp cooler does – cooler AND more humid! 🙂  But the plants and veggies were all mostly glad for a drink – and I was glad they got one that I didn’t have to give them!

So – if you were able to join me yesterday for my Facebook Live, I sure appreciate you spending part of your weekend with me!  If not, but you’d like to watch the replay to see how to make this card, here ’tis! Oh – and I DID also share some sneak peeks of the goodies from the Jul – Dec 2021 Mini Catalog that I got while we were in Maui.  Just sayin’!


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Stampin’ Up! To The Moon for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good morning, y’all!  It’s Thursday – which means it’s time for another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!!  We’ve got sketch challenge to work with today and I’m excited to see what everyone brings to the table!  I just know you’re going to see a ton of awesome-ness on the hop today!

I pulled out a sweet little stamp set – called To The Moon – with it’s pretty lunar images and Love-You-To-The-Moon-And-Back sentiments to play with to make a card I sent to our friends on the announcement of a new tiny human on the way! 🙂  And I combined it with a little paper from the Pattern Party DSP (this is the pack that has 40 sheets of paper that you can get for FREE with a workshop or order over $150 in retail!).  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! In Sweet Symmetry Friendship Card

Good morning and….Happy Happy Hawwwwwmp Day!  THIS week, I’m not too anxious for the weekend cuz it’ll mean our trip is half over!  We’ll be headed to Kauai this weekend, though, so…I don’t guess it’s TOO awful, right?!? 😉

Today’s card uses the fun In Symmetry stamp set along with a little Sweet Symmetry DSP.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Swirly Frames Posted For You!

Happy Happy HAWWWMP Day, y’all!  Hope the week is going well!

I’ve got another clean-and-simple card for you today.

No.  I do not know why!  I guess I’m having a little CAS-party this week.  I’ll snap out of it, don’t worry!

I decided to pull out a couple more sets that are leaving us soon – like…in less than a month!  The Swirly Frames and Posted for You sets ended up working really well together to make a pretty birthday card.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! CAS Berry Delightful Blessings

Mornin’, y’all!  How goes your week?  We’re enjoying a little warm-snap – which is lovely.  Wayne’s been working up a storm and has 11 of our 12 new barn roll-up doors on – which will be AWESOME – cuz…supposed to be back down into the high 20’s on Thursday! 😉

I have a clean-and-simple card for you today.

I know – I know.  Not at all what you expect from me, right?  Well – hang on, cuz…I think you’ll like it as much as I do.  It perfectly showcases the gorgeous Berry Blessings Bundle – which you can get for FREE during Sale-a-Bration with a $100 order (not including shipping & tax).  Take a look-see:

See?  Summer-on-a-card! 🙂

The layout is an interesting one from the MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge.

This is a PERFECT little card to use up scraps that you’ve got sitting around.  And your Stamparatus if you wanted to make multiples! 🙂

I started by cutting a piece of the Berry Delightful DSP into three 1/2″ wide strips.  Then I matted each of them on 5/8″ wide Granny Apple Green.  These started out at about 4″ – and then got trimmed down.

I pulled out a Basic White panel and arranged my three matted-strips in place – keeping them in order so the pattern would match up.  Then, using them as reference, I stamped the Berry Blessings sentiment in Poppy Parade.

I adhered the matted strips in place with Liquid Glue.  Then, using my Paper Trimmer – I cut the excess off the right side of the panel.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Granny Apple Green mat.

And….uhm….the card front was done! 😉

On the inside, I used Granny Apple Green to stamp the outline leaves images from Berry Blessings, then filled them with Granny Apple Green.  I also stamped a couple of stems.  Then I added Poppy Parade berry outlines and fills.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Granny Apple Green mat and into my Poppy Parade card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

My Basic White Medium Envelope got more Berry Blessings berries and leaves on the front…

…and more of the wunnermus Berry Delightful DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  There is truly NOTHING to not-love about this amazing Berry Blessings Bundle, right?  It’s really stunning – with the Berry Delightful DSP bringing summer cheer to all your projects!!

I hope you like and are figuring how to add this bundle to your stash (if you haven’t already!).

If you’d like to recreate this card, all the products and card cuts are listed below!







Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift (AND the Monthly Card Tutorial) from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in any active Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!  See my Customer Rewards page for full details. You’ll also be getting a link to my ZOOM The Craftroom (an exclusive TWICE-A-WEEK online event for my customers) and the monthly Online Tutorial.   The January Tutorial features the Sweet Strawberry Bundle!

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Meet the three new Blending Brush Storage options!  You can get them pre-ordered right now – they’re expecting then to start shipping on 12 Feb!

PLEASE NOTE:  I do receive a small affiliate fee when you use my Stamp-n-Storage shopping links.  But – you’ve seen plenty of pictures of my stamping space – both at home and when I’ve traveled! – and you KNOW that I am a HUGE fan and love their quality products!!  I recommend them to everyone!

Sale-A-Bration is The Best Time of Year at Stampin’ Up!

During Sale-A-Bration – 5 Jan – 28 Feb! – you can earn FREE products. For every $50 or $100 (before shipping and tax) that you spend, you can choose between two purchasing levels of free products!  There are 7 free products available to pick from at the $50 level and 2 free products to pick from at the $100 level!


It’s also a good time to HOST – because, when you host a workshop (OR place an individual order) and the total sales hits $300 (before shipping and tax) – then you will automatically earn the awesome Punch Party stamp set!  This is an exclusive set from Sale-A-Bration and…trust me – you WANT this stamp set!

You can see more details and find the list of punches that it coordinates with on page 17 in the Sale-a-bration Brochure! 🙂

And you can “host” a “workshop” with a group of friends and family.  Even while socially distanced!  Yup – it’s true!  I’ll make you your own special host code  – you give it to your friends and family and when they place an order using it – YOU get the rewards!!


Cuz…not only do you get the amazing Starter Kits – you’ll ALSO get…200 FREE SHEETS OF GORGEOUS DESIGNER SERIES PAPER!!

What’s in your Kit?

  • $125 in Stampin’ Up! merchandise of your choice from the current Annual Catalog, 2021 Mini Catalog or the online store (includes clearance rack items!).
  • 5 free packs of 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper (200 sheets in total!!) from the upcoming 2021-2022 Annual Catalog. The packs are: Brights, Regals, Neutrals, Subtles & 2020-2022 In Colors…that’s $57.50 in free designer paper with your kit!!
  • 8 Annual Catalogs, 8 Mini Catalogs and 8 Sale-a-bration Brochures and a few additional business supplies.

What are the Perks and bennies of being a Demonstrator?

  • At least a 20% discount on everything that you order as a Demonstrator!
  • Early peeks at new release items and preorders for new items for about a month before they are available to purchase!
  • The ability to attend Demonstrator exclusive Stampin’ Up! events!
  • No pressure to sell to anyone, hold classes or workshops or run a business. You can simply order for yourself and get the discount!  And as long as you have at least $300 in sales per quarter, you’ll continue as an active Demonstrator and continue to get the discount. If you aren’t able to maintain the $300 per quarter minimums, you simply go back to being a customer, no commitment required and no penalty if decide that being a Demonstrator isn’t right for you.
  • And – join now and you’ll be an “active” demonstrator – without selling or buying another thing at all! – thru the end of June – which will also get you in on the pre-order for the new 2021-2022 Annual Catalog!  Whoo-hoo!

And…what are the perks of joining with me?

  • You’ll be a part of my Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew team!
  • Monthly team meetings via video conference where we talk about the latest happenings at Stampin’ Up! and share project ideas. We’re scattered all over the United States, but we get together in person online and have lots of fun chatting!
  • Access to my ZOOM The Craftroom virtual stamping get-togethers each week!
  • Free access to my online class tutorials.
  • A private Facebook page where we can chat, ask questions and share ideas.
  • Team giveaways and prizes! We do fun giveaways and prizes for sharing projects and for reaching sales and recruiting goals.
  • Monthly team trainings and meetings for those interested in learning more about the business side of Stampin’ Up!.
  • Whether you’d like to start a business or would simply like the great discount, I’m here to support you in any way I can!

There are lots of great reasons to join Stampin’ Up! now and I’d love to have you on my Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew team!

If you’ve got any questions or would like to chat or need the current catalogs – let me know!  You can reach me at:

Click here to purchase your Starter Kit and Get Started!

 Coming in February!!


Hey Chick and Birthday Chick Bundles


If you were around for Sale-A-Bration 2017, you might remember the super cute Hey, Chick stamp set that you could get as one of your Sale-A-Bration freebies!  Heck – it may still be on your shelf!! Well – it was SO popular (and rightly so – it’s stinkin’ adorable!) that Stampin’ Up! is bringing it back – and it’s got some friends this time around.  Like…DIES!

Yes – you heard right….dies!! Chick Dies, to be exact!

So – if you don’t have Hey Chick already – you’ll be able to buy it in a cost-saving bundle.  If you DID save the stamp set – then the coordinating Chick Dies will be available separately!  And yes – that IS a chicken coop die you see!  And corn.   There’s CORN!

HEY CHICK BUNDLE    158627  $44
Includes the Hey Chick Stamp Set and Chick Dies. Available 2 Feb – 30 Jun.

HEY CHICK STAMP SET   158190   $17
Originally offered during 2017 Sale-A-Bration.  Available 2 Feb – 30 Jun.

CHICK DIES   158199   $32
19 dies. Available 2 Feb – 30 Jun.

And – there’s more!!  There’s also the Birthday Chick Bundle!

These are brand spankin’ new!!

Includes the Hey Birthday Chick Stamp Set and Birthday Chick Dies. Available 2 Feb – 30 Jun. 

Available RIGHT NOW!! As seen in the January–June 2021 Mini Catalog.  Want it today?  Get it right here!

BIRTHDAY CHICK DIES     158200     $27
11 dies.  Available 2 Feb – 30 Jun 2021

So…get ready to get yer Chick On!
2 Feb is right around the corner!

Get the Stampin’ Up! Products Used in This Project: 

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Poppy Parade Cardstock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/4″)

Granny Apple Green Cardstock:  4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 5/8″ x approx 4″ (mats for DSP strips)

Basic White Cardstock:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner)

Berry Delightful DSP:  1/2″ x 4″ (DSP strips on the front); 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 

Finn doesn’t always get on the sofa.

Well – not when I’m on it.  He’s almost always on it in the morning. 😉

But, the other night, he hopped up and – apparently – had something he wanted to discuss.

But – it turned out all he really wanted to do was “help” me work on my blog! 🙂

Looks like he approves of my card!



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Stampin’ Up! Paper Blooms & Happy Thoughts Sneak Peek Birthday

Mornin’, y’all!  It’s Christmas week!  Four days left!  If you’re panicking over last-minute gift ideas – give me a shout!  I can hook you up with a Stampin’ Up! Gift Certificate – that I’ll e-mail right to you to print out!  Quick – easy – and no postage or shipping delays! 🙂

My card today has nothing to do with Christmas – except for being a birthday card.

Think about it.

There – you got it! 🙂

I used a super cool new sentiment-only stamp set called Happy Thoughts – which will be available to y’all on 5 Jan in the new Jan – Jun 2021 Mini Catalog.  I also used a couple of free (with qualifying purchase) products from the 2021 Sale-A-Bration Flyer:  A Touch of Ink stamp set and Paper Blooms DSP.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Peaceful Pines and For Unto Us CAS Christmas Cards

Good morning, all – and Happy Happy HAWWWMP Day!  The week is flying by, isn’t it?  I had to look at my watch when I started this post last night to see what day it was.  I was shocked to realize it was already Tuesday.  Yikes!

I’ve been getting some queries about ideas for easy to make Christmas cards – that are suitable for making multiples!  I made one a couple weeks back using the Curvy Christmas stamp set – you can see it here.  But – it got me to thinking, so I decided to do a riff on that one – with one of my favorite stamp sets – the Peaceful Boughs set.  I added a sentiment for the inside from For Unto Us and went back to the gorgeous Gold Cards & Envelopes, just like the first card.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Wishes & Wonder of the Season Memories & More Christmas Cards and a Special Offer!

Good morning.  I have a fun something-new for you today!!  You have to read on to find out what it is! 😉

First, though – I have a number for you:


Do you know what that number represents?

How about if I said….7 weeks and 3 days?

No?  How about…that’s the USPS Deadline (18 Dec) – for mailing in the CONUS (ie: the US – but not to/from Hawaii/Alaska) for First Class mail to “guarantee” arrival by Christmas.

Which means – you might have just started to hyperventilate a smidge when you think about getting your Christmas cards done and in the mail!

Well – I’ve got a bit of a stress-reducing solution for you today!  And a chance to spend a few hours crafting with me!  Read on!

The Wonder of the Season Memories & More Card Pack – coupled with the Wonder of the Season Memories & More Cards & Envelopes – are the answer!  I used them – and a couple of sentiments and images from the Wishes & Wonder and Cherish the Season stamp sets to whip out a stack of gorgeous Christmas cards.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Plaid Press On In Good Taste!

Good morning and welcome back to the week!  Did y’all have a good weekend?  We enjoyed ours – no more riding for us due to the wet and sloggy mud from Saturday’s rain.  Hoping to get back out there a couple times this week!

I made a quick and easy card for you today.  Now – there IS a little fussy cutting but it’s so worth it.  And not all that hard.  I used the fun Press On stamp set – for all us coffee lovers! – and TWO designer papers (BOTH of which are on SALE right now:  The In Good Taste DSP and Plaid Tidings DSP.  Two of my faves!  Take a look-see:

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