Sympathy

Stampin’ Up! Full of Love & Inspired Thoughts CAS Sympathy Card

Happy Happy Hawwmmp Day  It’s the LAST day of August (sheesh – can you even believe it?!) AND the LAST day of Sale-A-Bration!  Yikes!  So there’s still time to get those free goodies that you haven’t gotten yet – all while taking advantage of Double Peppermints!

My card today is a challenge.  A personal one.  While some folks are put off and intimidated by layers and fussy cutting and bows and bling…I am intimidated by….the single layer card.

Yes.  It’s true.  A single layer sparks fear in my heart.  So I decided to – sort of! – confront that head on.  I pulled out the Full of Love and Inspired Thoughts stamp sets and simply…stamped.  Take a look-see:

Stampin' Up! Full of Love & Inspired Thoughts CAS Sympathy Card

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Categories: 2022 - 2023 Annual Catalog, Clean-and-Simple, Feminine, Jul - Aug 2022 Sale-A-Bration, Sale-A-Bration 2022, Sympathy, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , | 10 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Brightest Beauty Leaf Fall in Neutrals

Good Monday morning, y’all!  It’s Monday again and I’m at T-2 days until Amy arrives!  Whoo-hoo!  And T-3 before we head to the land of beignets!  And coffee made with nuts.  Hmmm.  One is a donut – good.  The other is coffee.  From nuts.  Chicory, to be more specific.  I am trying to withhold judgment.  But….coffee.  From…nuts.  🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️  I hope that in a few days I’ll be shaking my head in amusement at myself and buying bags to bring home in the People Mover.  One of the many advantages of driving vs flying!

I’ve got a quick and easy – and suitable for ANYONE! – card for you today.  It uses one of my fave bundles from the Jul – Dec 2022 Mini – the Brightest Beauty set with the bundled Golden Beauty Dies.  And…the amazingly wunnermus Leaf Fall 3D Embossing Folder.  All in earthy neutrals.  Take a look-see:

Stampin' Up! Brightest Beauty Leaf Fall in Neutrals

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Categories: Any Occasion, Encouragement, Friendship, masculine, Sympathy, Thinking Of You | Tags: , , , , | 6 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Aspens in Mountain Air Very Best Occasions for the Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge!

Good morning – again!  I’ve got a second card for you today, cuz…I was really honored to be selected as a Guest Designer over on one of my fave challenges – the Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge!  So…if you were here looking for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop and the card I shared for IT – here ’tis! 🙂

The elements of the challenge worked well for a sympathy card I had in my head, so…I pulled out the Mountain Air stamp set from the 2022-2023 Annual Catalog and then used the cool Aspen Tree Dies, with a Very Best Occasions sentiment, to complete the card.  Take a look-see:

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Categories: 2022 - 2023 Annual Catalog, Jul - Dec 2022 Mini Catalog, Jul - Dec 2022 Mini Catalog Special Bundled, New Catalog Bundles, Support for a Friend, Sympathy | Tags: , , , , , | 16 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Very Best Occasions Wonderful World Sneak Peek 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 a fun sketch challenge to work with 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!

We’ve got a wonderful new bundle of goodness coming on 1 July in the Jul – Aug 2022 Sale-A-Bration catalog, called Wonderful World!  It’s a bundled stamp set and DSP and it’s GORGEOUS!  You’ll be able to get it for FREE with a $100 purchase!  Being that it’s stunning – I pulled it out.  And – being that it’s an image-only stamp set, I ALSO pulled out the new Very Best Occasions stamp set – which is in the Jul – Dec 2022 Mini Catalog – ALSO coming on 1 July.  Take a look-see:

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Categories: Blog Hop, Encouragement, Jul - Dec 2022 Mini Catalog, New Catalog Launch, New Product, Sale-A-Bration 2022, Sneak peek, Sympathy | Tags: , , , , , | 18 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Olive Branch Peace Hope Love Sympathy Card

Good morning , y’all!  It’s Sunday and, thanks to decreasing time zones – by the time you read this we’ll be – hopefully! – back on the road for day 2 of our journey!  You’ll be glad to know that Finn is dealing nicely with his first BIG trip!

This card is one that I made to replenish my sympathy card stash – we all need them at one point or another and I like to have a couple ready to go!  It uses the sweet and simple – and (I’m betting!) easily overlooked! – Olive Branch stamp set.  It’s really pretty and looks perfect with the Brick & Mortar 3D Embossing Folder.  Take a look-see:

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Categories: 2022 - 2023 Annual Catalog, Sympathy | Tags: , , | 6 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Full of Love Inspired Thoughts Sympathy Card

Happy Happy Hawwwmp Day, y’all!  Hope the week is going well for you.  We’re in the midst of the Virtual Incentive Trip event being put on by Stampin’ Up – and it’s been pretty amazing so far.  Today is a ZOOM networking session with other achievers and…a Game Show tonight! “So You Think You Can Craft” is the name and….it sounds like it’s going to be a fun time!! 🙂  It’s not quite the same as having all of us together – on a ship – or on Maui – but…it’s a pretty solid substitute!!

My card for today is a pet sympathy card for a friend of mine.  I used the new Full of Love stamp set – and the carrying-over Inspired Thoughts set.  And – I did some embossing with the Into the Clouds embossing folder.  Take a look-see:

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Categories: 2022 - 2023 Annual Catalog, Host Club, Joining Special, Online Host Club, Recruiting Special, Special Promotions, Sympathy, Sympathy for Loss of a Pet | Tags: , , , , , , | 16 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Peaceful Moments & Daffodil Afternoon Daydream Sympathy Card

Happy Happy Hawwwmp Day!  Hope your week is going well – and that you’re staying warm! 🥶🥶🥶🥶

I realized that my sympathy card supply was really low (like…totally depleted!) so I reached for my go-to sentiment set for such things – Peaceful Moments.  Obviously this great set has other wonderful sentiments but – that’s the one I seem to pull it out for the most.  And I decided to go full-on pretty and the Free Daffodil Afternoon DSP with the coordinating Daffodil Daydream bundle called my name! Take a look-see:

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Categories: Jan - Feb 2022 Sale-a-Bration, Jan - Jun 2022 Mini Catalog, Joining Special, Ordering Special!, Sale-A-Bration 2022, Special Promotions, Sympathy | Tags: , , , , , | 14 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Ever Eden’s Garden Sneak Peek 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 a sketch challenge to work with 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 decided to play with the new Eden’s Garden stamp set with the bundled Eden Dies and gorgeous Ever Eden Specialty DSP.  I can’t help it – it’s so pretty!  Take a look-see:

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Categories: 2021-2022 Annual Catalog, Jan - Jun 2022 Mini Catalog, Jan - Jun 2022 Mini Catalog Special Bundle, New Catalog Launch, Sympathy | Tags: , , , , | 18 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Beauty of Tomorrow In Your Words Joy Fold with Video Tutorial

Good morning, y’all!  Yesterday was spent watching the news – so many stories of 9/11, some that I’ve heard every year since the day and some that were new to me.  And I took time to go get that haircut – so….yeah!  It was a good reprieve for a second from a heavy day.

If you were able to join me last night for my Facebook Live, I appreciate you spending part of your weekend with me.  If not but you’d like to see the replay on YouTube…here ’tis!

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Categories: Aug - Sep 2021 Sale-a-Bration, Joining Special, Jul - Dec 2021 Mini Catalog, Ordering Bonus, Ordering Special!, Recruiting Special, Sale-A-Bration 2021, Sympathy, Sympathy for Loss of a Pet, Video Tutorial | Tags: , , | 20 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Nature’s Harvest on Timeworn Black!

Good Tuesday to you all!  Hope the week is going well – and if you were impacted by Ida – that it was as minimal as possible.  We’re looking for rain today – hard to say how much.  But we’re ready!  By which I mean I have a LOT of towels by the back door – cuz the Finn-ster LOVES running around in the rain! 🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️

My card today is one I made while crafting with friends on my Zoom the Craftroom yesterday – which was fun!  I used the Nature’s Harvest bundle (which you can get for FREE if you join the team during Sale-a-Bration!) with the Timeworn 3D Embossing Folder.  Take a look-see:

I picked the Nature’s Harvest set to work with based on the Just Add Ink challenge.

I started with a piece of Basic Black cardstock that I embossed in the Timeworn 3D Embossing Folder and matted on Bumble Bee for the card front.

Next I used my Blending Brushes to add REALLY un-blended splotches of Pumpkin Pie and Cinnamon Cider ink on pieces of Cinnamon Cider and Bumble Bee card stock. Serious – it looked bad! 😉

But then, I used the dies in the Harvest Die set (bundled with the Nature’s Harvest stamp set) to cut a wildflower and grasses from the blotchy Bumble Bee piece and a single coneflower from the blotchy Cinnamon Cider panel.  And all of a sudden – those blotchy panels became beautiful!

I also cut two “branches” from some gorgeous Gold Shimmer Vellum.

Using Liquid Glue, I adhered the flowers and grasses and branches to the card front.

I used my Dark Cinnamon Cider Stampin’ Blend to color a pretty long length of Whisper White 1/4″ Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon (this is a REALLY cool thing you can do – and it means you can have ALMOST any color of ribbon you need!).

I looped the ribbon four times around my hand and then used a piece of Basic Black twine from the Baker’s Twine Essentials Pack to tie a bow around the middle – making a bow-on-top-of-a-sort-of-double-loop-bow bow!

I adhered the bow in place with Liquid Glue.

Using my Stamparatus, I stamped the Nature’s Harvest sentiment in Cinnamon Cider on Bumble Bee and cut it with the longer label die in the Harvest Die set.

I used double-stacked Black Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the sentiment label over the ribbon, added some Bumble Bee Matte Decorative Dots and the card front was done.

On the inside, I inked the splotch image from Nature’s Harvest with Pumpkin Pie ink, stamped it off once on scrap paper and then stamped it in the corner of a Very Vanilla panel.  I stamped the small floral from the set over the top in Cinnamon Cider.

I used Stampin’ Seal to adhere the panel to a Bumble Bee mat and into my Cinnamon Cider card base, popped the card front on with Black Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got the splotch and floral on the front…

…and again on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I am SO grateful to the Just Add Ink designers for giving me another reason to pull out one of my favorite things – the Nature’s Harvest Bundle!  I love the Harvest Dies so much – and the sentiments in the stamp set are wonderful!  The gorgeous Timeworn 3D Embossing Folder comes thru again – adding perfect texture behind the die cuts.  And…don’t they just…GLOW against their black backdrop!?

I hope you like!

If you’d like to recreate this card, all the products and card cuts you’ll need are down below.

TTFN

M

 

 

 

P.S.  Want to craft with me?  Have time to chat – and ask questions?  Place an order in September to get my Zoom The Craftroom link for the month – and then come play!  🙂


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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.

Note: Make sure that you can see my name on the final checkout page listed as your Demonstrator when you order so that you know that you’re ordering with me and you’ll get my rewards!

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 August Tutorial features the Nature’s Harvest Bundle!  


This is the first time we’ve done a second Sale-a-bration in one calendar…and this one has got some awesome new products that you can earn for FREE with orders of $50+ and orders of $100+ placed between 3 August and 30 September!

The August – September Sale-a-bration event has a BUY, HOST and JOIN promotion just like the Sale-a-bration event earlier this year!  Get ALL the details over on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page!


Calling New Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew Family Members!

If you’ve ever thought about joining Stampin’ Up! – then this is an amazingly good time to pull the trigger!  Get the usual amazing Starter Kit for $99 + FREE SHIPPING – and select $125 in Stampin’ Up goodies of your choice!  Sale-a-Bration will ALSO give you an ADDITIONAL FREE Bundle from the Jul – Dec 2021 Mini Catalog!

But – there’s more to joining SU than the free stuff and the awesome 20-25% discount (although that’s HUGE!).  It’s also about community, right?  And the people that you’ll come to know and be friends (and even family!) with.  We’ve got a great group of ladies and gentlemen in the Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew team and I’d love to have you join and get to know us! 🙂  We have Happy Discount Shoppers and Team Builders – whatever you want out of SU!… there’s a place for you in Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew!

Head over to my Joining page – you’ll get more info about what being a Demonstrator will get you and…what the Critters team will bring to you!  And – if you’ve got more questions – I am more than happy to chat!!  Just give me a holler!


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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Cinnamon Cider Cardstock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); Harvest Die cut wildflower die cut

Bumble Bee Cardstock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); Harvest Meadow wildflower die cuts and sentiment

Basic Black Cardstock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front)

Gold Shimmer Vellum: Harvest Die cut “branches”

Very Vanilla Cardstock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)


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Finn Fan Fix 

Sometimes when horses sleep in stalls and lay down to rest, they’ll roll over too close to the stall wall.  Most of the time, they can extricate themselves and get back up.

But – sometimes – they don’t.  They’re stuck until a human comes to help them back up.

We call that…getting “cast”.

And when a 1000 pound horse does it – it’s scary.  They can panic and injure themselves.  And getting them up takes some tact and skill to get them out of the mess they got themselves into.

When an 85 pound Aussie sleeps too close to the side of the kennel….

…it looks a LOT like he’s “cast”.

But…

….Nope.  Just sleepin’ here, Mom.  Not ready to get up, either, so….move along! 😉

TTFN
M

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