Sympathy

Stampin’ Up! Ginkgo Branch Sympathy Card

Good morning, y’all!  Hope you’re having a great week wherever you are!

An old family friend recently passed away and I needed a sympathy card, so…I pulled on my thinking cap and spent some time perusing my shelves for the perfect tool.  (My Zoom the Craftroom ladies had to spend a little time staring at my back! 🤷‍♀️ )  I settled on the sweet Ginkgo Branch stamp set and just used it with a little sponging to make a clean, simple and elegant card for a somber need.  Take a look-see:

Stampin' Up! Ginkgo Branch Sympathy Card

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Categories: Clean-and-Simple, Jan - Apr 2023 Mini Catalog, Sympathy | Tags: , , , | 20 Comments

Stampin’ Up! By The Seaside Bay Sneak Peek Sympathy Card

Good morning on DAY 1 of 2023!!  Did y’all make it to midnight?!  Did you party hearty?

Does anyone even SAY Party Hearty anymore?  🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️

We did not.  To either question.  Are you shocked??  Y’all know me pretty well, so I’m betting you’re not even a little surprised!!

I’ve got the black eyed peas soaking and will pull some greens out of the freezer – so we’ll have THAT little business taken care of.  And we have a ham that we’re going to smoke with some new rub and glaze that sounds yummy.  So…we’ll start 2023 off with a bang!  Hope you’ve got YOUR greens and peas ready to go, too!

The card I made today is not a Happy New Year card.  That horse has left the barn, y’all! 😉  It’s a sympathy card – no, I didn’t have a need for one, but…it’s never a bad thing to have on hand!  It features the pretty Seaside Bay bundle with the coordinating By the Bay 6″ x 6″ DSP.  Take a look-see!

Stampin' Up! By The Seaside Bay Sneak Peek Sympathy Card

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Categories: Jan - Apr 2023 Mini Catalog, Jan - Apr 2023 Mini Catalog Special Bundles, New Catalog Bundles, Ordering Special!, Sneak peek, Sympathy | Tags: , , , , | 6 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Ginkgo Branch Sneak Peek Fun Fold 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 – our LAST one of 2022 (can you believe it?!?)!  We’ve got a great theme 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!

This week’s challenge was close to my heart – you’ll see why in a sec! – and I decided to do it justice with a pretty card using the new Ginkgo Branch Bundle – which you’ll be able to get in just a few more days when the Jan – Apr 2023 Mini Catalog goes live on 5 Jan.  Take a look-see:

Stampin' Up! Ginkgo Branch Sneak Peek Fun Fold for the Happy Inkin' Thursday Blog Hop

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Categories: Blog Hop, Fun Fold card, Jan - Apr 2023 Mini Catalog, Sneak peek, Sympathy | Tags: , , , , , , | 18 Comments

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: , , , , , | 20 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

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