Spring

Stampin’ Up! Cool Tasty Treats!

Happy Monday, y’all!  Once again I’ll say I hope this finds you safe!  Quite the weather weekend we had, yes?  As I write this on Sunday night, I can say we got off lucky.  We did find a tree down over our perimeter fence – thank goodness for smooth wire!  And a huge branch on the wood fence.  So a little work for Wayne. 😦  But overall, so far so good.

Finn’s definitely learned a new skill from this wet weather.  It’s the fine art of standing still while your mom tries to dry off all your fur.  Every.  Time.  He.  Comes.  In.  Bleh!  The downside of having a dog!!  But, on the flip side, the rain water is making his coat all silky and shiny! 🙂

He’s ready for the nice weather again, I know.  He’s a little bored.

And you know what happens when a teenager gets bored….

Yea.

You know.

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He’s a little cray-cray! 🙂

My card for today is one that depends heavily on some of the pretty Tasty Treats Specialty DSP.  I let the paper do the work and just added a sentiment from the Cool Treats stamp set and a few little embellishments.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Swan Lake Any Occasion Card!

Mornin’, y’all!  I hope this find you safe and sound after yesterday’s wild weather in so many parts of the country!  We got rain.

And more rain.

And then wind.

And rain.

Our pond overflowed the spillway.  Got some water in the basement.  But – overall, could have been much worse.

Finn’s day was messed up.  I didn’t get up as usual, cuz I felt like crap.  He went to feed with his dad in the morning, but they couldn’t go on their run cuz it was freakin’ pouring.  He did spend a little time outside playing when we had a weather break.  And we were able to give him an evening run.  But…the whole schedule was just…messed up! 😦

I parked the golf cart at the end of the walk in preparation for the last “do” on the horses.  Mr. Finn didn’t want to come in with us – the night was lovely after the rain moved out.  This is what I found when I went back to check and see if he was ready to grace us with his presence.

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Just chilllin’, Mom!  I’m good.  🙂

My card for today is a card you could give for any reason or “just because”!  It uses a new stamp set – this is my first time playing with the pretty Swan Lake set.  My friend Jari did a card the other day using the Annual Catalog Blooms & Bliss DSP – reminding me how pretty that paper is, so I used a little of it, too.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Don’t Swirly….Bee Punny for the Happy Stampers Blog Hop

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Mornin’, y’all –  welcome to another edition of the Happy Stampers Blog Hop!  I spent a lot of time working on the title of my post – so, when you say it, kind of hum the “Don’t worry….be happy” tune, okay? 🙂

All us Happy Stampers Hoppers worked from a color challenge this week.

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Interesting color combo, huh?  The card I ended up with kind of …..evolved.  I did not have that instant “oh, this is what I should do with this challenge” revelation that I mentioned in a past post.  I just sort of….picked a stamp set – Pun Intended.  Then I decided I wanted to use the long, wavy die cut from the new Swirly Scribbles Thinlits.  And I just….started cutting those from Sahara Sand and Mint Macaron card stock and laying them on my grid paper to see what I could come up with.  Next thing I knew – I had my ah-ha moment and….take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Playful Palette Sneak Peek Work of Art!

Happy Friday, y’all!  I’m writing from Savannah – and it’s humid.  And muggy.  And humid.

And yesterday I saw an alligator in a little pond-ish thing by the road.  A real live alligator.  Like…loose.  To do whatever he wanted and go wherever the mood struck him.

It was kinda cool.  And yet…yikes! 🙂

My card today really showcases a new stamp set and the new 2016-2018 In Colors.  I used the Painter’s Palette stamp set – that I got as a pre-order item! – and some Playful Palette DSP Stack paper to make a fun little card for a friend.  Take a look-see:

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I played along with a color challenge this week at Can You Case It.  Challenge #117 called for Black, Cream and Peach.

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I took a teeny bit of liberty with the color scheme, but the predominance of the colors are correct.  It gave me a chance to use some Peekaboo Peach card stock! 🙂

I made two identically sized panels – one is a piece of the Playful Palette DSP Stack and one is Very Vanilla.  I matted both of them on Peekaboo Peach.  The first panel, with the Playful Palette DSP, I went ahead and SNAILd to my Basic Black card base on a jaunty little angle.

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On the Very Vanilla panel, I first stamped the artist’ palette image from the Painter’s Palette in Basic Black Archival Ink.  I made the little swathes on the “canvas” by using the medium sized swath image in the stamp set.  I stamped Emerald Envy, Sweet Sugarplum, Peekaboo Peach and Flirty Flamingo.

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I used Dapper Denim to stamp the sentiment – also from Painter’s Palette – in the center of the canvas.  Then I waved the panel around for a minute to be sure it was good and dry.

I inked up the thumbtack image in Versamark ink, stamped it at the top of the “canvas” and sprinkled it with new Copper Stampin’ Emboss powder.  A blast of heat from my Heat Tool melted it and got it all nice and purty!

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I popped the completed panel over the first panel with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card front was done!

On the inside, I cut a panel – same size as the panels on the front for continuity – from Very Vanilla and matted it on Peekaboo Peach card stock.  Then I SNAILd it into my Basic Black Card Base.  Just for fun, I ran a strip of Playful Palette Designer Washi Tape across the top and the bottom of the panel – and the card was done! 🙂

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I set the new Playful Palette Washi tape to work again on the Very Vanilla Medium Envelope, running two strips right across the front…

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…and cut my usual liner with my Envelope Liner Framelits from more of the Playful Palette DSP!

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Et Voila!  I love the pop of the color against the stark black background – the additional “blank” space is nice.  And, how fun is this Suite?  I really wasn’t sure I was going to love this particular set of stamps and papers.  But…it turns out that I do!!  There are so many fun images….
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And the colorful Designer Paper Stack and Washi Tape….

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…are sure to make this one of your favorite product Suites in the new 2016-2017 Annual Catalog.

Speaking of which, there aren’t many days left to guarantee getting the new Annual Catalog from me for free.  And since you’ll also get your Double Peppermint Rewards and Free Shipping…seems like a no-brainer to me!  Sunday is fast approaching….

See you on Saturday! 

TTFN!

Mary


Stamps-N-Lingers Ordering Specials!

Thru 1 May 2016

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For all orders of $50 or greater (before taxes and shipping) placed through me from now through Sunday, 1 May, I’m offering free shipping. Here are the four ways that you can order and receive your free shipping rebate:

  • Place your order through my online store:
  • Provide me with your mailing address and I’ll send you a check to rebate your shipping costs
    or
    Provide me with your PayPal account 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.
  • Send me your order via email and let me know that you’d prefer to pay with a credit card. I’ll contact you to make arrangements and I’ll deduct the shipping costs from your order total.

AND

Double Peppermints

When you place a $50 order (before shipping and taxes – of any product – retiring or no!) – I’ll be giving you DOUBLE Peppermint Rewards Points.  When you get 16 Peppermint Points – you get to select a gift with a value up to $40!  See more info on my Punkin’ Head Rewards Program for my loyal customer right here

This is also the time to get on “my list” of Preferred Punkin’ Head customers and be poised to receive a FREE copy of the 2016-2017 Annual Catalog.  They’ll be mailing out Mid-May! 🙂


2016 Retiring Products Banner


Now’s the time to get your favorites – with discounts of up to 50% off! – before they’re gone. Stamps will be available thru 31 May – everything else is while supplies last! Click right here to go straight to the Retiring Products in my Online Store! You can see them in the store, or check out either of these documents:

Retiring List (PDF)
Retiring List (Excel – sortable)

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HOST CODE FOR 16 Apr – 30 Apr 16: CAZKY77C

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 $8.00 in the 2015-16 Annual Catalog or the 2015 Occasions Catalog.


STAMPIN’ UP PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Peekaboo Peach card stock, the 2016-2018 In Colors, the Painter’s Palette stamp set, the Copper Stampin’ Emboss Powder and the Playful Palette DSP Stack and Designer Washi Tape will all be available 1 June! 🙂 

CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Basic Black Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base; scored and folded at 5 1/2″)

Peekaboo Peach Card Stock: 3 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ (mats for both panels on front and inner liner)

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 3 3/8″ x 4 1/8″ (sentiment panel and inner panel)

Playful Palette DPS Stack: 3 3/8″ x 4 1/8″ (bottom panel on front of card); envelope liner

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!


BACKORDER REPORTING

Stampin’ Up! has started a new way to let you all know when items are Backordered or in Limited Supply.  When you place an order thru my Online Store, you’ll get a message telling you a status of the item.

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If you want more information on a particular product – like when it’s expected back in stock – please give me a call or shoot me an e-mail and I’ll be glad to help! 🙂

 

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Stampin’ Up! Vivid Vases Number of Years!

Good morning – it’s Hawmp Day!  And – a minor miracle has occurred here in GA.  As I packed my stampin’ stuff yesterday afternoon and piled the boxes and totes…I began to get a trifle worried about the size of the pile versus the Nissan Sentra I was pretty sure I was going to get at the Rental center.  Wayne assured me he’d get it all in…and I have faith he’d have done that.  But…would he have driven to Savannah in 6 weeks to pack it again so I could get home??  Likely not!  Perhaps I could take a picture and be able to re-create the exact box/tote/stuff arrangement?  Maybe some of my things would magically shrink while I was gone?

As it turns out, neither of these things will be necessary.  I gots me a mini-van!!  A durned nice one, too.  Thank goodness for the Gold Choice option at Hertz.  My worries are over.  I can now buy more stuff all willy and nilly while I’m there and STILL get it all home! 🙂

So.  Here’s my last post typed at home for a bit.  When next you hear from me, it’ll be from the lovely city of Savannah.  For this card today, I’ve got a clean and simple design that uses some retiring items.  I combined some Vivid Vases (retiring) and some Number of Years (thankfully not retiring!) with a little Greetings Thinlits (yep – retiring).  Take a look-see:

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I have to say – I really love this card.  You know, we’ve got a lot of flower images at Stampin’ Up!  I mean, really beautiful flower images.  But – this little set of stems and leaves and this one little tiny flower in Number of Years – almost an afterthought, really, with the huge impact that the LARGE NUMBERS MAKE! – is one of my favorites.  It’s just so sweet and simple…I think it’s one of the prettiest we’ve got! 🙂

My design was inspired by this week’s sketch at CAS(E) This Sketch – # 169:

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And my colors and the flowers are from photo challenge #340 at Just Us Girls:

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I spent a lot of time trying to make a lemonade pitcher and some cookies.  Then I just got over it and went with the lemonade and cookie colors and the flowers in vases!

I started by scoring a frame around a Blushing Bride card stock panel – I did three score lines with my Simply Scored board on each side (I got the idea for the lines from the towel under the lemonade glass).  I SNAILd the panel to a mat of Flirty Flamingo  – one of the really pretty new colors in the 2016-2018 In Color Collection!

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Then I stamped the Vivid Vases image in Basic Gray Archival Ink on a piece of Whisper White card stock and cut three of them out with my Paper Snips.  For the flowers, I pulled out the Number of Years stamp set.  I laid the vases on my Flirty Flamingo – matted Whisper White panel to be sure I knew where my flowers needed to go, then I inked just the parts of the leaves/stems that I wanted, using Stampin’ Write Markers.

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The two end flowers are done in Wild Wasabi and the center is in Old Olive.  True confession:  when I stamped the three images – I got a little….extra….cuz I didn’t do a super good job of cleaning my stamp. 😦  So….I added some wispy grasses to each vase with my Markers when I was done. 🙂

For the flowers themselves, I used Sweet Sugarplum and Wisteria Wonder – using the little tiny flower in Number of Years.  Then I adhered the two end vases onto the panel with Mutli-Purpose Liquid Glue.  The center is popped on with a Stampin’ Dimensional.

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The sentiment is a die cut from the Greetings Thinlits – cut from Flirty Flamingo card stock.  The word “spring” is from the Circle of Spring stamp set.  Using a piece of Sticky note tape, I covered the word “Hello” on the stamp, inked the remainder in Pear Pizzazz and stamped it on my card panel.  Then I used little dots of Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue to adhere the Hello over the Spring – letting it err towards the left side of the panel (just a little), to help balance the card.

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I popped the panel onto my card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card front was done.

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On the inside, I stamped a Whisper White panel with more of the Number of Years stems and leaves in Wild Wasabi ink, then added the little flowers in Flirty Flamingo.  The design of the inside of the card repeats that of the card front.  All the measurements are the same, I added the same three-score-line frame, etc.  So, I matted the Whisper White panel on a piece of Flirty Flamingo, then onto the scored Blushing Bride panel and then SNAILd it all into my Flirty Flamingo card base.

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I popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done! 🙂

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For the Medium Whisper White Envelope, I repeated the flowers from Number of Years in Pear Pizzazz and Flirty Flamingo and Sweet Sugarplum…

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…and then stamped the inside of the flap with Flirty Flamingo, Sweet Sugarplum and Wisteria Wonder little tiny flowers.

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Et Voila!  A quick, clean and simple card, using one of the prettiest sets we have – Number of Years.  And Vivid Vases is surely going to be one that I’ll miss when it’s gone!  The Greetings Thinlits are super nice little words, useful on so many cards.

Since these things are retiring, be sure to snag them up before they’re gone!  Stamps will for sure be around until 31 May – but the rest is all while supplies last!  Don’t miss out! 🙂

Not many days left to got your Double Peppermint Rewards, Free Shipping and a guarantee of getting the new Annual Catalog for free.  Sunday is fast approaching….

See you tomorrow for the Happy Stampers Blog Hop – we’ll go live at 7am Eastern!

TTFN!

Mary


Stamps-N-Lingers Ordering Specials!

Thru 1 May 2016

Free shipping logo


For all orders of $50 or greater (before taxes and shipping) placed through me from now through Sunday, 1 May, I’m offering free shipping. Here are the four ways that you can order and receive your free shipping rebate:

  • Place your order through my online store:
  • Provide me with your mailing address and I’ll send you a check to rebate your shipping costs
    or
    Provide me with your PayPal account 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.
  • Send me your order via email and let me know that you’d prefer to pay with a credit card. I’ll contact you to make arrangements and I’ll deduct the shipping costs from your order total.

AND

Double Peppermints

When you place a $50 order (before shipping and taxes – of any product – retiring or no!) – I’ll be giving you DOUBLE Peppermint Rewards Points.  When you get 16 Peppermint Points – you get to select a gift with a value up to $40!  See more info on my Punkin’ Head Rewards Program for my loyal customer right here

This is also the time to get on “my list” of Preferred Punkin’ Head customers and be poised to receive a FREE copy of the 2016-2017 Annual Catalog.  They’ll be mailing out Mid-May! 🙂


2016 Retiring Products Banner


Now’s the time to get your favorites – with discounts of up to 50% off! – before they’re gone. Stamps will be available thru 31 May – everything else is while supplies last! Click right here to go straight to the Retiring Products in my Online Store! You can see them in the store, or check out either of these documents:

Retiring List (PDF)
Retiring List (Excel – sortable)

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HOST CODE FOR 16 Apr – 30 Apr 16: CAZKY77C

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 $8.00 in the 2015-16 Annual Catalog or the 2015 Occasions Catalog.


STAMPIN’ UP PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Flirty Flamingo card stock and the 2016-2017 In Color Stampin’ Write Markers and ink pads  will be available on 1 June 16

CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Flirty Flamingo Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base; scored and folded at 5 1/2″); 3 1/8″ x 4 3/8″ (front sentiment panel mat and mat for inner liner panel); Greetings Thinlit die cut on front

Whisper White Card Stock: 3″ x 4 1/4″  (front sentiment panel and inner liner panel )

Blushing Bride Card Stock:  4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (card front and inner liner)

Watermelon Wonder, Mint Macaron card stock: Botanical Builder flowers

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!


BACKORDER REPORTING

Stampin’ Up! has started a new way to let you all know when items are Backordered or in Limited Supply.  When you place an order thru my Online Store, you’ll get a message telling you a status of the item.

Time of Order Message 1

If you want more information on a particular product – like when it’s expected back in stock – please give me a call or shoot me an e-mail and I’ll be glad to help! 🙂

 

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Stampin’ Up! Grateful Bunch and Petite Pairs Any Occasion card

Good morning! By the time you read this, I should be (all things being equal!) sitting on an airplane with Amy Koenders. Getting ready to wing our way to Salt Lake City. OnStage, baby!

Now, for those of you who don’t know me – I’m not really a “whoo-hoo”-er. I’ve been known to be a “WHOOP!”-er – but only at horse shows and only when my fave gaited Saddlebred is passing in front of me and I’m showing my support.

I. Don’t. Whoo-hoo. At least not “for real” – I might do it in jest…but that’s it!

Miss Amy said a scary thing the other day while we were on a Google Hangout meeting. It had to do with her plan to whoo-hoo on the plane.

A Lot.

😦

I’m very much hoping she was joshin’ me! Otherwise, I’ll be obligated to disavow her. At least for the duration of the flight! Do lots of sleeping or pretending to sleep. Put my headphones in – hopefully there’s a good movie…

We’ll see what happens!

Any-hooch. Let’s talk about my card for today, shall we? 🙂

I went back to my favorite bundle in the Occasions catalog – the Grateful Bunch bundle. I played with some watercoloring and punching and and some Timeless Textures and then I added a sentiment from Petite Pairs. Fair warning….put yer shades on and take a look-see:

 

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This is my interpretation of the sketch challenge at CAS(E) This Sketch, #167: Continue reading

Categories: Any Occasion, Everyday, For You, Friendship, General, Just Hello!, Love, Spring, Thinking Of You | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Circle of Spring Garden

Well, it’s Monday again.  Funny how this day just keeps rolling around.  One second it’s Friday night and the weekend seems like it’ll last forever…and the next, you’re sitting with a cat on your lap, balancing a laptop on a furry purring body, writing about Monday.  Whaaaaaaaaat???

It was colder than a well-digger’s lunch bucket here today.  Temps were in the 50’s but the wind’s just a blowin’ a gale!  Brrrrrr!

I know – you click on this post each day just hoping and hoping for a weather update from Fayetteville, GA! 😉

So, even though it’s freezing outside, it’s also quite beautiful – partly cloudy with enough sun peeking thru to make it spectacular.  Which means that making a card for Spring was just the right thing to do!  I dove back into some of my not-so-brand-new stamp sets for this one…Circle of Spring gave me my focal point and sentiment, and the lovely Garden in Bloom contributed the oh-so-cute honey bee.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Grateful Bunch Honeycomb Easter Lamb Four Panel Fun Fold

Good Friday morning to you!  This week has flown by!  I had a great time in Huntsville this week.  Well, the work part was….tedious….but the rest of it was awesome!  I had lunch twice with my friend Matt – one of the very wonderful young men who I’ve told you about this past year.  He’s living in Huntsville – his brother Chris is up at UGA at Vet School!  I’m so darned proud of them both – couldn’t be more so if I’d birthed them myself.  They’re growing into just outstanding human people!! 🙂  Matt and I had a really good time.  Definitely something to look forward to for future visits there.

For today, I have a card to share that’s a reprise of a four panel fun fold that I did a week or so ago.  It’s going to be a quick explanation of the “fold” part – I’ve got the specifics over on my Tutorials Page! 🙂  This one uses the Honeycomb Happiness stamp set (Sale-A-Bration), Easter Lamb and Birthday Blossoms stamp sets.  And my fave flowers – the Blossom Bunch Punch flowers!  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Mary Had a Little Easter Lamb for the Happy Stampers Blog Hop

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Good morning, y’all – it’s Thursday and that means it’s Happy Stampers Blog Hop Day!  We’ve got a fun sketch challenge to work with today.

But first – I know you’re all dying for an update on Katy!  She came home today – shot out of the carrier like she’d been….well…shot out of the carrier.  I figured we wouldn’t see her again until May!  But, mere moments later, she came to the kitchen for a big drink of water and within about 30 minutes…..

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…I was graced with her sleepy self on my lap!  I am forgiven!! 🙂  She’s eating well – and I was even able to get her first dose of antibiotic in her.  Greenies Pill Pockets.  Who knew?  I never thought she’d like them empty, let alone stuffed with a giant pill!  But she mucked it right down.  So… one down.  Fingers crossed that she takes the bait 27 more times!

Anywho – on with the blog hop!  Here’s the sketch that we’re all going to be working with today – please take a little time when you’re done here to check out all the projects from my fellow Happy Stampers!

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I decided to make a spring-y card in honor of the pretty weather we’ve been having.  I used the cute new Occasions stamp called Easter Lamb, and a sentiment from the Circle of Spring stamp set, from the Annual Catalog.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Happy Home Window

 

Good morning, y’all!  We ate our greens and black-eyed peas today, so I’m assuming I’ll win the lottery very soon.  Don’t fret – I’ll still remember all the little people when I’m rich rich RICH! 😉  And I’ll for sure keep stamping and blogging.  Probably in my brand new, fully Stamp-N-Storage equipped craft room…. 😉 😉

In the meantime, though, I made a card for you today at my in-the-living-room-crafting-spot.  Which is equipped with some fun Stamp-N-Storage pieces (OBTW – they’re having a 10% off sale thru the 4th – so….this would be a great time to get some super storage pieces!).

For my card, I used the new set called Happy Home – this will be available for y’all to buy on the 5th.  That’s just around the corner – like…Tuesday! 🙂  This is a fun stamp set that also coordinates with the fun Hearth and Home Thinlit dies (which you guys saw in the Holiday Catalog and which you’ll be able to get as a 15% off bundle with this stamp set if you don’t already have it!).  And I combined it with the Happy Heart TIEF and some Itty Bitty Flowers.  Take a look-see:

Happy Home Window 1 - Stamps-N-Lingers

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