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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Categories: Any Occasion, Encouragement, Everyday, Feminine, Friendship, Joining Special, Just a Note, Just Hello!, Love, Paper Pumpkin, Spring | Tags: , , | 14 Comments

Stampin’ Up! A Good Day for Delightful Daisy Treat Holder

Monday again, y’all!  Whoo-hoo?


But – I had a good weekend and I hope that y’all did, too!

If you were able to join me last night for my FB live video, I appreciate you spending part of your weekend with me!  If not, but would like to see how I made these Spring-y little treat boxes, here’s the YouTube version!

I admit, I blatantly CASEd the heck out of this from Sam Hammond (aka Pootles) – she did a great video!  You can see her version right here!

For mine, I used the gorgeous Delightful Daisy DSP from our Annual Catalog, and paired it with a sweet little sentiment from the A Good Day stamp set, which is in the Occasions catalog! Continue reading

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Stampin’ Up! Daisies and Flirty Flowers for the Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Team 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 it’s Celebrate Spring!!  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!  Speaking of – help me welcome Shirley Gentry and Nanette Tracy to the hop this week! 🙂  

I decided to go flower-y for Spring! To that end, I dove into my stash of Delightful Daisy DSP and pulled out the so-pretty Flirty Flowers stamp set from the Annual Catalog!  Take a look-see:


I borrowed from the Wednesday Sketch Challenge at My Favorite Things for the layout.

I started with some pretty paper from the Delightful Daisy DSP, Fast Fuse’d on a Daffodil Delight mat for the card front.

My art work, from Flirty Flowers, is inked using the marker-to-rubber technique (color the elements of the stamp with your Stampin’ Write Markers to get multiple colors in one stamped image!) – with my Night of Navy, Daffodil Delight and Old Olive markers.  I stamped it on a rectangle of Whisper White and matted it on Daffodil Delight.

I cut a circle from another piece of Delightful Daisy with a Stitched Shapes Framelits die and adhered it with Liquid Glue directly to the card front.

I wrapped a length of Night of Navy 5/8″ Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon around the card front and tied a bow slightly off to the side.  Then I popped the matted art panel over it all with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

My sentiment, from Flirty Flowers, is stamped in Night of Navy on a piece of Whisper White and cut with my 1 3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch.  I cut a 1 1/2″ Circle Punch mat from Daffodil Delight and popped the sentiment onto it with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Then I popped that whole thing on with Liquid Glue and a Stampin’ Dimensional.

To finish off, I nestled a Gold Faceted Gem in behind the bow and added some Daffodil Delight Enamel Shapes.

On the inside, I used my Markers again to color another flower image from the Flirty Flowers stamp set and added it in the corner of a Whisper White panel.

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Daffodil Delight mat and into my Old Olive card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got another of the Flirty Flowers flowers on the front…

…and a little Delightful Daisy DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Spring-on-a-Card! 🙂  And quick and easy thanks to some beautiful and – dare I say…Delightful!?! ;)…designer paper and the lovely little Flirty Flowers stamp set.  Hope you like!

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

Now that you’ve seen my card, I hope you’ll take a little time to jump thru all the other projects we have to share. Click any name below, or you can use the Previous Blog button to jump to Sue’s page or the Next Blog button to see what Shirley’s been doing!  

Jaimie Babarczy

Nanette Tracy

Karen Finkle

Linda Richenberg

Sue Prather

Mary Deatherage – You Are Here!

Shirley Gentry

Julie Johnston

Amy Koenders

Have fun on the hop!




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Old Olive Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 4 1/4″)

Daffodil Delight Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2″ x 3 3/4″ (mat for art panel); 1 1/2″ circle (mat for sentiment)

Whisper White Card Stock: 1 7/8″ x 3 5/8″ (art panel); 1 3/8″ circle (sentiment); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

Delightful Daisy DSP:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); 1 3/8″ Stitched Shapes circle; envelope flap

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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….


You know.

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.

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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