Stampin’ Up! Well Written Daisy Lane

Happy Hawwwmp Day from Huntsville!  Had a good day yesterday – got here safely.  Got my work done and a new work computer (YEAH!!), got a really good mani/pedi and then had dinner with an old friend.  Followed by Handels Homemade Ice Cream.

Oh my goodness, y’all – if you happen to have a Handels anywhere near you…GO.


Oh my goodness.

Yes – I know I said that twice.  It’s merited! 😉  I was a little too full (read…full as a tick!) but…SOOO worth it!

My card for you today uses the wonderful new Daisy Lane stamp set – and the Daisy Punch (which you can – and SHOULD – get right this very minute if you don’t have it already! 🙂 )  I put my daisies on some Perennial Essence DSP and added a Well Written die cut sentiment.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Itty Bitty Birthday Soft Spring Sneak Peek

Well.  It’s Saturday.  And this post is coming to you from HOME!  Whoo-hooo! And I’ll be headed back north today for Amy’s going away lunch.

Whoo-hoo??  “Yeah” cuz I get to see our team – but… sad emoji that Amy is leaving.  They’re moving to New Jersey.  I’m really truly trying to be happy and excited for their new adventure.  Really.

You’d think we got together every week for coffee or something.  With the exception of our quarterly in-person meetings, our interaction is almost exclusively online and on the phone.  Which won’t change.

But… 🙁 🙁 🙁

I have our Cruise and the trip to Maui next year to look forward to – so…trying to be all positive and stuff.

The struggle is real, people!

So – let’s stop all this false positiveness and get to something I can legitimately be excited about, shall we?  With each new catalog there are Host-Exclusive sets – these can only be purchased using Stampin’ Rewards!  To earn Stampin’ Rewards – you have a workshop or submit an individual order with a retail value over $150!  And then – assuming you’ve done that after 4 June…you might pick one of the host sets from the new 2019-2020 Annual Catalog.

OR – you COULD join my team right this very second – and pick this set – called Soft Spring! – to help fill-out your Starter Kit.  🙂 Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Perennial Floral Essence Sneak Peek for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Hey y’all – it’s Thursday, so it’s time for another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!!  Today’s Hop is a sketch challenge and I’m excited to see what everyone comes up with –  I just know you’re going to see a ton of awesome-ness on the hop!

For mine today, I pulled out some of the prettiest DSP that you’re ever going to see – the Perennial Essence DSP in the new 2019-2020 Annual Catalog.  It’s going to be available on 4 Jun – along with the rest of the Perennial Essence Suite.  Take a look-see:

Yep – that’s the paper doing all the work, folks!

Here’s the sketch we were all working with.

I started with some of that pretty paper and matted it on Crushed Curry for the card front.

Then, using two different designs from the paper pack, I cut two banner strips.  I bannerized the ends by sticking the strip in the back of the Tailored Tag Punch (yes, I left my Banner Triple Punch at home.  Do not ask me why!).

I adhered both banners to the card front with Liquid Glue.

For the flowers, I stamped the image from the Floral Essence stamp set 4 times in Crushed Curry on some…So Saffron Vellum Card Stock!!  Whoo-hooo!!  COLORED Vellum.  You can get it and Old Olive and Petal Pink all in a 12″ x 12″ combo pack when the new catalog comes out in June!

Once the flowers were good and dry, I punched them all out with the Perennial Flower Punch (bundled with the Floral Essence stamp set in the new catalog) and created flowers by stacking two together with a Stampin’ Dimensional.

I added a fuzzy Perennial Essence Flower Center to each flower and set them aside for a minute.

On a piece of Petal Pink paper from the Perennial Essence DSP, I stamped the Floral Essence sentiment in Blackberry Bliss ink using my Stamparatus.  Over the sentiment, I added the Floral Essence flower image in Petal Pink.  Then I cut it all out with a Stitched Shapes Framelits circle die.  I adhered the circle to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I stuck a Perennial Essence Flower Center onto the sentiment circle, popped the two Vellum flowers on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card front was done!

On the inside, I stamped the Floral Essence flower a few times in Petal Pink in the corner of more of the Perennial Essence DSP.  I gave each flower a center with the little image from Floral Essence in stamped-off-twice Crushed Curry.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Crushed Curry mat and into my Blackberry Bliss card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more Floral Essence flowers and centers (in full strength Crushed Curry) on the front…

…and I used a little more of the Perennial Essence DSP on the envelope flap!

Et Voila!  Oh my goodness, you guys!!  THIS.  PAPER.  IS.  SPECTACULAR!  Each piece brings more stunning gorgeousness – like Monet painting after Monet painting!  Wow!  It works so perfectly with the coordinating Floral Essence stamp set and bundled Perennial Flower Punch, too.  You’re truly going to love this one!  I hope you like!

Now that you’ve seen my card, take a minute to hop thru all our projects today  If you click on the Next Blog button, you’ll go right to Kristi’s page. And you can just click on the names below to go direct to all the blogs!

Amy Koenders

Shelagh Freemantle

Mary Deatherage – YOU ARE HERE!

Kristi Gray

Jaimie Babarczy

Sue Prather

Karen Finkle

Eva Dobilas

Have fun on the Hop!!






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Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Blackberry Bliss Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (Card Base, scored and folded at 4 1/4″)

Crushed Curry Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner panel)

Follow Your Art DSP (coming on 4 Jun): 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); 2 1/8″ x 3 3/4″ (bottom banner); 2″ x 3 1/2″ (top banner); 2 3/8″ Stitched Shapes Framelits circle (sentiment); envelope flap

Vellum Card Stock: Perennial Flower Punch flowers

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Stampin’ UP! Envelope Punch Board Gift Bag

Happy Sunday, y’all!  Are you doing something fun today?  I have cards to make – an OnStage presentation to practice – and…lunch with a new friend!  Looking forward to meeting her – she’s been a customer for a long time now.  Very exciting to get to meet people and put faces to names and voices on the phone!!  Yeah!!

If you were able to join me last night for my Facebook Live video, I appreciate you spending part of your weekend with me!  If not, and you’d like to see how to make today’s project, here’s the replay on YouTube!

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Categories: 2019 Occasions Catalog, 3-D Project, Blog Candy, Easter, Gift Boxes, Special Promotions, Spring | Tags: , , , , | 6 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Amazing Butterfly Life

‘Sup, y’all!?  Week going well?  We’ve finally got a little teensy warmer weather up here in the Baltimore area – thank the Good Lord!  Boy, when the wind blows here it is Some.  Kind.  Of.  Cold!  Brrrr!

I have a Spring-y card for you today – to counter the cold, maybe? It uses one of my favorite Sale-A-Bration goodies (and you’ve only got 6 more days to get plenty of it for your stash!) – the Botanical Butterfly DSP.  Atop that pretty paper, I just added a big bold sentiment from the Amazing Life bundle.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Beauty Abounds Friendship

Good morning.  Again!

Yep – this is my second post for the day – if you’re looking for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop post, it’s right here!

I was pleasantly surprised, and really honored, to be asked to be a guest designer this week at CAS(E) This Sketch! 🙂  So this card uses their fun sketch that’s going live today.  I hope you’ll be able to play along with us!

My card for this sketch uses the Beauty Abounds stamp set and the bundled Butterfly Beauty Thinlits.  Take a look-see:

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Categories: 2019 Occasions Catalog, Any Occasion, Feminine, Friendship, Joining Special, Just Because, Love, Special Promotions, Spring | 10 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Fabled Friends for a Friend!

Happy Friday!  And it’s a Friday that I hope is starting to bring warmer weather to my friends in the great frozen almost-anywhere-but-here!!  🙂

I have a harbinger of Spring for y’all today, courtesy of the new Fable Friends stamp set. Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Vibrant Vases and Gingham Sneak Peek!

Well.  It’s HAWWWP Day.  And – I DID it!  I actually got all the boxes packed and out the door. Cuz – have you heard that Christmas is THIS COMING TUESDAY?? Who knew?!? 😉

I make no promises about WHEN things will arrive, but…God and UPS and USPS willing….arrive they will!

So.  Now all I have left to do is a few more bake-y things that I stuck on my list of things to do – cuz….NOT having a list would just be…weird!  And I like to feed my surrogate kids at the holidays, so…bake I will!

For now, let’s take a look at a card, shall we?  This one uses the new Vibrant Vases stamp set in the 2019 Occasions catalog – which means you’ll be able to get it on 3 Jan 19! (I’m not even going to tell you how far away that date is – I am a BAD source for such things!).  A fun little tidbit about this set is that it matches the Vase Builder Punch – which is a current punch in the Annual Catalog (and is bundled with the Vivid Vases stamp set)!  I added it to a little Gingham Gala 6″ x 6″ DSP.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Beautiful Bouquet Bunch 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 we’re doing projects with a Feminine bent!  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!

I pulled out a wonderful bundle from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog – the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set and Bouquet Bunch Framelits!  My peeps – this stamp set and framelits is carrying over to the new Annual Catalog – but…it won’t be bundled!  So – if you love it – get it now and save yourself 10%!  Just sayin’…  I layered the bouquet over some Tutti-Frutti DSP.  Take a look-see:

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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:

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