Valentine’s Day

Stampin’ Up! Heart Happiness Springtime Foils Valentine

Happy Valentine’s Day, y’all!  Hope you’ve got a little something fun and romantic planned, if that’s your thing.  If not, and you tend to think of your significant other as your Valentine every day, then…today’s card will be right up your alley!

I used the Heart Happiness stamp set and two new goodies from the second Sale-A-Bration release (coming on Friday, 16 Feb!) – the Springtime Foils Specialty DSP and the wondrous Basket Weave Dynamic TIEF.  And with all these fun tools, I made a clean and simple Valentine’s card for you.  Take a look-see:

I loosely used the sketch at this week’s Sunday Stamps challenge for my layout: Continue reading

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Stampin’ Up! Sure Do Love Heart Happiness for the Stamp Ink Paper #137

Happy Tuesday, folks – and welcome to another edition of the Stamp Ink Paper challenge!

We had a Tic-Tac-Toe challenge this week – one of my favorites!  In honor of Valentine’s Day (it’s tomorrow, in case you’ve lost track!) I used the Heart Happiness stamp set and the Sure Do Love You bundle.  On top of some of my fave DSP – the Wood Textures DSP.  Take a look-see:

In case you want to play along – and why wouldn’t you?!? – here’s the Stamp Ink Paper #137 Tic-Tac-Toe board.  I went right down the middle column – what will you create!? 🙂 Continue reading

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Stampin’ Up! Sweethearts, Baskets and Sunshine Wishes Love Note

Happy Friday, y’all!  The week is drawing to a close and, for me, it’s doing it from Huntsville!  Found out on Wednesday that I had to come over here the next day to get my computer updated and pick up my new work phone.  So – typing this post on Thursday evening from my hotel in Huntsville.  Will head home Friday afternoon!

Got some fun plans for tomorrow – a friend and I are going to a StampNStorage pop-up sale on the north side of Atlanta!  20% off everything AND 30% off Magnetic cards!  And we can walk right out with them.  Whoo-hoo!  

Now – my card for you today has no stamping!  A little bit of ink from a Stampin’ Blend – but…no stamps were inked in the making of this card!  Just some pretty Painted With Love DSP, the Sweetheart TIEF (Annual Catalog), the Basket Weave Dynamic TIEF (be prepared to see a lot of this one, y’all!  And – BE READY TO GET IT NEXT WEEK!!) and some die cuts from the pretty Sunshine Wishes Thinlits.  Take a look-see:

I was playing along with the theme challenge from The Paper Players this week. Continue reading

Categories: Feminine, For You, Friendship, Joining Special, Love, Paper Pumpkin, Valentine's Day | Tags: , , , , , | 13 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Sweet & Sassy Sure Do Love You!

Mornin’, y’all.  Hope you made it thru Friday and are into a nice weekend!  

Appreciate all the well-wishes yesterday – it’s nice having so many folks who care about my well-being!  And glad so many of you snapped up the free shipping! 🙂

My card today is a quick and easy Valentine’s card – or just a little card to send to someone you love!  It’s got hearts – thanks to the Sweet & Sassy Framelits and the Sure Do Love You bundle.  And pretty pretty Painted With Love DSP!  Take a look-see:

The elements and the layout are from this week’s Fusion challenge. Continue reading

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Stampin’ Up! Sure Do Love You Everyday Valentine!

Good morning!  How goes your week?

I’m excited cuz…Amy and I are busy making plans for fun activities with our team in the Fall – on top of OnStage in the…well.  Fall.  And the Cruise this summer!  And OnStage Local in April!  Stampin’ Up! has become such a huge part of my life – and I’m surely grateful!  Isn’t it lovely to have fun things to look forward to doing with your friends?? 🙂

In case you’re paying attention, it’s almost February.  Which means Valentine’s Day is right around the corner!  

We have a cute little stamp set in the 2018 Occasions Catalog with a perfect sentiment.  Cuz…shouldn’t our Valentine be our Valentine every single day?  Take a look-see:

The design for this one hails from this week’s CAS(E) This Sketch challenge. Continue reading

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Stampin’ Up! Labeler Petal Palette Heart Happiness

Friday at last!  Sheesh – these “long” weeks are a booger, aren’t they?? 😉

I’ve got a quick and easy card for you today – just in time for Valentine’s Day or…a friend’s anniversary!  I made it with the Heart Happiness and Petal Palette stamp sets, a little Petal Passion DSP and the Labeler Alphabet stamp set from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog.  Take a look-see:

I need this card in a couple of weeks, but the challenge from The Paper Players this week spurred me to make it now! Continue reading

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Stampin’ Up! January 2018 Paper Pumpkin Reveal!

Hey guys!  It’s Friday again!  I’m starting a petition – all work weeks should be 4 days and all weekends should be three!  I mean – who decided in the first place that it would be 5/2?  4/3 is sooooo much better!!

I got my January Paper Pumpkin the other day – it’s called Heartfelt Love Notes – and once I opened it, I was ready to get at it!

This kit made SIXTEEN really cute little note cards – with slide-in cards for writing your message.  And Kraft envelopes.  Love! Continue reading

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Stampin’ Up! Tutti-Frutti Basket of Pears Valentine

Mornin’, y’all!  It’s Saturday – and a three-day weekend, at that!  Whoo-hoo!  Hope you’ve got something fun planned – and that the weather wherever you are is conducive to whatever you have planned!  Ours is rainy – wet – and getting cold again.  So…yeah!?

My card for today is a fun little Valentine for a friend.  Remember when Valentine’s were for friends – not just boyfriends, spouses, significant others?  Well – here’s a blast from the past.  A punny little Valentine for a friend, using the cute Fruit Basket Bundle!  Take a look-see:

The layout for this one hails from the sketch challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments. Continue reading

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Stampin’ Up! Petals and Sunshine for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Happy Thursday, y’all – and welcome to another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!! It’s color week – so be sure to check out all the ladies’ projects when you’re done here, won’t you?  

I decided to use some of the Petal Passion DSP and another elements from the Petal Passion Memories & More Card Pack, plus a pretty Gold Foil sentiment made with the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits.  Take a look-see:

Here’s our pretty color combination!  Continue reading

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Stampin’ Up! Special Reasons and Carousels

Good morning, y’all!  Welcome to the weekend!  I hope you’ve got something fun on your schedule  – are you planning to watch the Super Bowl??

I wanted to tell you that….we’ve had a death in the…”family”.  I can’t really tell you his name or all that much about him.  He pretty much kept to himself – not too cuddly, either.

Cuz…he was a fish.  A grass carp, to be exact.  We got him a couple of years ago for our back pond – he was the only fish back there.  We’re not really sure what did him in – maybe the big rain caused a really large influx of water and changed the temperature of the pond?  Maybe a bird – one of the big gray herons? – tried to get him and killed him but he was too big to carry off?

I don’t know.

What I do know, is that Finn – with every speck of his giant doggie heart – wants to get that dead and rotting fish.  He wants him bad!  To toss in the air….to chew and gnaw….to roll in!


So far, he’s minding me when I call him away from the pond – but…I don’t know how long my wishes will overcome his overpowering need to douse himself in the sweet parfum of eau d’poisson!  If it does happen…the bath that, so far, has been a theoretical thing of the future….well. 😉


For my friendship card today, I went back to one of my favoritest  bundles in the Occasions catalog…the Special Reason bundle!  I put it over some Cupcakes & Carousels DSP.  Take a look-see:


This one was inspired by the sketch at Fab Friday this week. Continue reading

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