Stampin’ Up! Golden Afternoon Sympathy Card

Good morning!  Well – one week is (almost!) in the books!  And it’s been a busy – and WET!! – one!

Sheesh – on Thursday it just rained buckets and tons.  And it was cold.  Really just a nasty day.  My poor guys were soaked to the skin. 🙁  I’m hoping that today is a little better – but…I’m not holding my breath.  Wishing I’d brought some waders! 😉

My card today is a sympathy card – don’t have a need for it now, but it’s never bad to have one on deck, right?  I used the beautiful Golden Afternoon stamp set and made a super clean-and-simple card.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Share a Well Said Ride!

Happy Hawwmp Day, y’all!  The week is progressing – too fast for once – to the weekend.  Before I know it I’ll be headed to the airport to pick up the rental car and bringing it home to pack!  The only real question is whether my list of gotta-get-dones will be got-done by then! 😉

A little admin-y stuff first…I’ve got new info below about some die sets that are in danger of going “not orderable” due to the high demand we’ve experienced.  Take a look and if something you were wanting is on the list…hop to it!  I don’t think they’ll last long…

Okay – My card today is a super easy fun-fold that I made for a friend.  I used some Share What You Love Specialty DSP and the wonderful Let It Ride and Well Said stamp sets.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Dear Doily, Words Can’t Express…

Happy Monday, y’all!  Hope you had a good weekend – or are still having it depending on how you (or your employer!) view the holiday-status of Martin Luther King Day!

If you were able to join me last night for my Facebook Live video, I thank you for spending part of your regular/long weekend with me! 😉  If not, but you’d like to see the replay, here is it on YouTube!

I used the new Dear Doily stamp set and bundled Doily Builder Thinlits to do a little embossing and die cutting to create this sympathy card.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Golden Afternoon Sympathy

Happy happy Hawwmp Day!!  The week is officially almost half over!  And so is January.  Can you even believe it?!?  That means…only 11 1/2 months until Christmas!

Now THAT’S a scary thought, huh?!?

I mentioned the other day that my friend needed a sympathy card and that I’d made two for her to choose from.  The first was my butterfly card from Monday.  Today I’ve got the second one – this one comes from the new and lovely Golden Afternoon stamp set, to which I added some Neutrals DSP and a little Subtle Embossing.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Flowing Fountain and Roses!

Good morning, y’all, as we head into another week.  Hope it’s looking okay for you – take heart from the fact that next week is a long weekend!

I’m sorry we weren’t able to do our video last night – hopefully by the time you read this they’ll have it fixed.  As in fixed “good” – not just poking along at the speed of dial-up… 😉

So – I needed a sympathy card for my friend – and this is one of two that I made for her to choose from.  This one uses the gorgeous Rose Trellis Thinlits and a few sentiments from the Flowing Fountain stamp set.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Flowing Fountains and Roses Video Sneak Peek

Morning, guys – hope your weekend is going well!

To everyone that left a comment yesterday about Bo – thank you so much!  We’re starting to get used to the new normal around here – focusing on the good memories of him!

So – today I’m getting back on the horse (so to speak) and we’re going to do a Facebook Live video tonight over on my Stamps-N-Lingers FB page.  But – take note!  We’re going to be at 7pm Eastern (that’s an HOUR early!!) to accommodate our team meeting at 8!  Okay? ONE.  HOUR.  EARLIER!!

We’re going to do a sympathy card – my friend needed one, so… I pulled out the new Flowing Fountain for a sentiment, some Rose Trellis and a little bit of Botanical Butterfly DSP.  Take a sneaky-peek!

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Stampin’ Up! All My Love Happy Tails Sneak Peek

Good morning from rain-soaked-and-soggy Georgia!  Good golly!  We’ve gotten so much rain in the past day or two – it’s been cray cray!  Hopefully it bodes well for a non-drought-ridden summer!

One of the cool new stamp set bundles in the 2019 Occasions Catalog is called Happy Tails!  The stamp set is bundled up with the Dog Builder Punch.

I’ve been waiting for a good dog stamp set – that would let me make sympathy cards for folks who’ve lost their fur-kids!  Non-cartoon-y ones, and this is a great add to my tool chest!

So – for today, I paired this new bundle with some All My Love DSP to make a sympathy card for the loss of a pet – just to have on hand!  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Botanical Doilies & Butterflies

Good Sunday, y’all!  Tomorrow Santa will begin his whirlwind tour!  Hopefully all his elves are ready!

And remembered AA – AAA – 9V and 75 C-Cell batteries! 😉

In order to ensure that all the elves have time for their last-minute preparations, we will NOT do a video tonight – sorry!  This elf is going to spend the evening watching Hallmark Christmas movies! 🙂  I’ll see y’all next Sunday!

My card today should bring Spring to mind – it does for me, with its gorgeous Botanical Butterfly paper and wonderful sentiments from the Dear Doily stamp set.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Lasting Lily and Botanical Butterflies Sneak Peek

Happy Saturday, my peeps!  Did y’all brave the elements – and the crazy crowds! – to hit the Black Friday sales?  I sure didn’t!  We stay pretty hunkered down on Black Friday – I hate the traffic and Wayne has zero tolerance for them (cars or people!).  So…we stay home and shop the old fashioned way.

Online! LOL!

You guys did a little Online Extravaganza shopping yesterday, I saw!  Yeah!  There’s still today left for the Paper & Embellishments sale and then we’ll segue over into two days of Phase 2: Stamps & Kits!  Then there’s two more days after THAT (Tools & Ink)!  And – of course, thru the whole event, I’m offering Double Peppermints.  So…it’s a most wonderful time….of the YEAAAAAAR!

Now – on a slightly different tack, my card for today features some new goodies that will be available starting on 3 Jan 19 with the Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalogs!  Lasting Lily is a wonderful 16-stamp set in the Sale-A-Bration flyer – that you’ll be able to pick up for free with a $100 purchase!  And I tapped into the wonderful Hold on to Hope stamp set and Cross of Hope Framelits from the Annual Catalog.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Blended Seasons Sorry for Everything!

Happy Happy Haawwmp Day, y’all!  The week is going quickly – and next week we’ve got a Holiday!!  Whoo-hoo!

And…something else is happening next week…

What is it…

It’s right on the tip of my tongue…


Well – it’ll come to me I’m sure! 🙂

One thing I DO remember is that the cool Color Your Season promotion is ending this week -like…DAY AFTER TOMORROW!  That’s right, after Friday, you will NOT be able to pick up the lovely Blended Seasons stamp set and coordinating Stitched Seasons Framelits.  So…tarry not, okay?  Here’s a link right to them in my Online Store!

In fact, I’m so sure that you NEED this set that – for the next two days ONLY – everyone who orders the Color Your Seasons Bundle will get TRIPLE PEPPERMINT POINTS! 

Remember – this is only good thru the end of the day on Friday, 31 Aug AND you MUST order the BUNDLE to get the TRIPLE PEPPERMINTS! Got it!?

Now – today’s card is a sympathy card for a friend who lost her old dog this past Sunday. 🙁

I used the Blended Seasons stamp set as well as the Sorry For Everything set from the Annual Catalog, plus a few other fun goodies.  Take a look-see:

The layout for this card was based on this week’s Sunday Stamps sketch challenge.

And the color scheme comes from the Global Design Project challenge.

I’d wanted to use the Blended Seasons set today and, after seeing the pretty card that GDP Guest Designer Holley Smith made, I knew just what to make!

I started with a piece of Very Vanilla card stock and, using my Stamparatus, stamped the Tree Rings background image in Soft Suede.  Then I used a Sponge Dauber to sponge the edges in more Soft Suede.  I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Soft Suede mat.

The next layer is a piece of paper from the Garden Impressions DSP (yes, I know that’s Crushed Curry – it’s called artistic license…..hello?!) matted on Soft Suede and adhered to the card front with Liquid Glue.

My angled piece is yet another piece of Soft Suede that I cut to fit exactly on the angle depicted in the sketch, then I embossed it in the Corrugated Dynamic TIEF (coming next week in the….that’s IT!!  The 2018 Holiday Catalog goes LIVE next week on the 5th!!).  Once I sponged it with Soft Suede, I decided I wanted torn edges – so I tore the edges – then used Tear & Tape Adhesive to adhere it to the card front.

And then the fun began!

I stamped the pretty Blended Seasons leaves image on Whisper White, twice, in Soft Suede ink.  Then I used my Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends – both Light and Dark – and my Flirty Flamingo Light Blend – to color all the leaves.  I used my Soft Suede Light Blend for the little stems.  Then I fussy cut all the leaves!

My sentiment is from Sorry For Everything – it’s actually three separate images in the set – all stamped in Soft Suede on Very Vanilla.  I lightly flicked the edges of the sentiment with Soft Suede ink using a Sponge Dauber.  I used the same dauber to lightly sponge a Flirty Flamingo Colored Doily (just to tone it down a smidge).  That I adhered next with a little Liquid Glue.

I put some Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of my sentiment and used them to wind a few loops of Linen Thread.

I added a few of the leaves to the card front with Liquid Glue, then popped the sentiment on with the Dimensionals.  Then I added the rest of the leaves with Liquid Glue or Liquid Glue and Mini Dimensionals.

I tied a Linen Thread Double-Loop Billie Bow and tucked it under the corner of the sentiment with a Glue Dot, added a few Pearl Basic Jewels and the card front was done!

On the inside, I simply stamped and colored the leaves from the Blended Seasons stamp set in Soft Suede, Daffodil Delight and Flirty Flamingo on a Very Vanilla panel.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Soft Suede mat and into my Thick Very Vanilla card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got another set of Blended Season leaves on the front (don’t forget to slide a piece of plastic or something into the envelope to keep the Stampin’ Blends from bleeding thru to the back)…

…and I added a bit more of the Garden Impressions DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  This Blended Season stamp set has such gorgeous images in it – I particularly love these leaves!  And the matching Stitched Seasons Framelits feature some really cool inside AND outside stitching!  And – this card would work as a general sympathy card (not necessarily just for someone who’s lost a fur-child) – thanks to the wonderful sentiment in the Sorry For Everything stamp set.  I hope you like!

I also hope that – if you haven’t already – you’ll add this bundle to your tool box.  And earn those Triple Peppermint Rewards!!  Hurry quick!






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 $10.00 from any active catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.

Time is running out to get this exclusive bundle!  Blended Seasons stamp set can be bundled with Stitched Season Framelits Dies, which is a coordinating stitched die that includes stitching on both the positive and negative images

Click right here to open up the full size Color Your Season flyer.  Click here to head over to my online store to pick up this bundle now!

Stamps-N-Lingers 2018 Holiday Catalog Shares Are Open!

What are catalog shares, you ask?  They’re your chance to try a little bit of everything and see what you like the best.  It’s like…your first trip thru a cruise ship buffet…you have a little taste of all the fun things you like (or have never tasted) and then you go back for seconds (or even thirds!) on the goodies you love!

I’ll place our Shares order first jump out of the box on 5 Sept 18 and use expedited shipping so I get it back fast!  Then I’ll get it all cut up, packaged and out the door quick as I can – hopefully early in the week of 10 Sept.

Shares are open to anyone – including demonstrators, so…check it…

I’ve got a few options for you to pick from:  a New Designer Series Paper Share, a New Ribbons/Embellishments Share, and an I Want It All Share (this one gets a free extra bonus!!).

Deadline to sign up for the shares is 3 Sep 18 at 8pm EST!!  Head over to my Holiday Catalog Shares Page for all the details on what you get with each share type, as well as a handy form to fill out.  

Let me know if you have any questions. Thanks!

We Know You Love our Watercolor Pencils!

So Don’t Miss Out on a SECOND Set of Wonderful Colors!!

Balmy Blue, Cajun Craze, Cherry Cobbler, Coastal Cabana, Crushed Curry, Flirty Flamingo, Garden Green, Gorgeous Grape, Granny Apple Green, Night of Navy

You can get these RIGHT NOW – but they MAY NOT be available again after the end of this month.

Click HERE to go right to them in my Online Store!

Time is Running Out to Earn Bonus Days Coupons!

You’ve still got time to earn Bonus Coupons to redeem in September!  Get all the details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page!

Stampin’ Up! Products Used in this Project:

The Corrugated Dynamic TIEF will be available next week on 5 Sept!

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Thick Very Vanilla Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, scored and folded at 4 1/4″)

Soft Suede Card Stock:  4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″ (mat for front DSP panel); 2 7/8″ x 4 1/4″ (Corrugated panel)

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (card front and inner liner); 2″ x 3 1/2″ (sentiment)

Whisper White Card Stock: for fussy cut Blended Seasons leaves

Garden Impressions DSP: 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″ (front DSP panel); 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

I suppose I’ve mentioned – a time or two! – that Finny likes to nap.

He likes to play and run and roughhouse, too -but…he really likes to nap. 🙂

Which works out pretty well for us (me in particular!).  I can set at my craft table or my work computer and do what I need to do.

And he…just finds a cool spot – in front of the A/C register or the fan in the bedroom…and sleeps the afternoon away.

After a couple of hours he wakes up and comes over to wherever I’m sitting.

Probably needs to go out.

But – I like to think that he ALSO wants a little Mom-lovin’!  So – I give it to him!

And take a couple of us-ies!!  Please disregard my hair.  And lack of make-up.  Wasn’t ready for my close-up, Mr. DeMille! 😉

Mom’s do the most embarrassing things!! 🙂


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