Good morning and happy Sunday! I can’t believe that BackStage 2023 is over! What a great four days! I got to see some old friends – meet some new – have lunch with some customer friends – and spend some time hanging with Amy! And – we heard some great speakers and have a few new challenges to try! And – the Final Event was amazeballs…..so – I say – SUCCESS! Great job, Stampin’ Up!
Have you heard that Halloween is coming? Yup – it’s true! Happens every year so…I assume it’s happening again this year. And – Stampin’ Up! is bringing us some new goodies (on 6 Sept!) just for the spooky occasion! The Tricks & Treats bundle – which I’ve used today! – is super cute. You can even use it to make treat bags! For today, though, I made a quick and easy card – bringing in some Them Bones DSP and more of those spooky glowy ghosts and bats! Take a look-see:
Categories: #short, Catalog Sneak Peek, Halloween, Sep - Dec 2023 Mini Catalog, Sneak peek, Special Promotions, Video Tutorial
Tags: #Short video, Bonus Days 2023, Halloween, Sept - Dec 2023 Mini Catalog, Them Bones DSP, Tricks & Treats Dies, Tricks & Treats stamp set, Video Tutorial
Happy Saturday, y’all! Amy and I are getting geared up for another day of learning and fun here in Lost Wages! Yesterday was great, so I know today will be, too! And then tonight we’ll have the final event – which SU has billed as “a unique VIP Vegas experience on the town! We’ll celebrate the end of an unforgettable conference as we enjoy the City of Lights and say our goodbyes.” Last year, in NOLA, we did a Mardi-Gras style parade so…there’s no telling what they’ve got up their sleeves this year! 🎉🎉🎉
Before I left home – I got my August 2023 Paper Pumpkin kit – called the Meaningful Flowers kit. I put one of them together tout suite cuz…boy were they pretty!
There was everything I needed to put together eight beautiful cards – four each of two designs.
Good morning from Las Vegas and the 2023 Stampin’ Up! Backstage event! We got here in fine fashion yesterday (whew) and got settled into our rooms and started to get our bearings. Wow! What a place this is! And their AC works GOOOD!! Check out down below – I’ve annexed the FFF while I’m gone for some peeks at the haps here in Vegas! 🙂
Today’s card harkens back to the Annual Catalog and showcases a Host Exclusive stamp set called Night of Flight! It’s backed up with images, a sentiment and die cut from the pretty Gorgeously Made bundle. Take a look-see:
Good morning, y’all! It’s Thursday – which means it’s time for another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop. We’ve got a bright, fun color 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!
For today’s challenge – I went with the obvious DSP choice – the fun Bright & Beautiful 6″ x 6″ DSP! And – yep. I used the coordinating Beautiful Balloons stamp set and bundled dies. Sometimes the obvious choice is the right way to go! Take a look-see:
Categories: 2023-2024 Annual Catalog, Blog Hop, Happy Birthday, New Product, Sep - Dec 2023 Mini Catalog, Special Promotions
Tags: Beautiful Balloons Dies, Beautiful Balloons stamp set, Birthday Card, Blog Hop, Bonus Days 2023, Bright & Beautiful DSP
Good morning everyone and welcome to the Fun Folds Blog Hop for Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators! We’ve got a talented line-up and…I think you’re going to like what you see! This is a once-a-month hop and…all our cards will be fun folds!! How cool is that?!?
I decided to go with an oldie-but-goodie…the Double Easel Fun Fold – in landscape this time (versus portrait, like you usually see this fold!). And I decorated it with a whole herd of animals from the Beary Christmas DSP, the Beary Cute stamp set and punch, and a Merriest Trees Christmas tree! Take a look-see:
Categories: Blog Hop, Christmas, Fun Fold card, Sep - Dec 2023 Mini Catalog, Sneak peek, Special Promotions
Tags: Beary Christmas DSP, Beary Cute Punch, Beary Cute stamp set, Blog Hop, Bonus Days 2023, Double Easel Fun Fold, Merriest Trees Dies, Merriest Trees stamp set
Hello and happy half-way-thru-the-weekend! I’m getting myself prepped and psyched to be gone at the end of the week – it’s amazing how fast you get out of practice. Used to be that on Wed night I’d be like…huh, guess I should throw some stuff in a suitcase, huh? These days – I actually have to THINK about it! 😳😳🤷♀️.
My card today just makes me happy – it’s Merry. It’s Bold. It’s Bright! That’s thanks in no small part to the aptly named Merry, Bold & Bright DSP! And some Christmas Tidings embossing and a trio of Merriest Trees are perfect toppers for this sneak peek Christmas card. Take a look-see:
Categories: Christmas, New Catalog Launch, New Product, Sep - Dec 2023 Mini Catalog, Sneak peek, Special Promotions, Uncategorized, Video Tutorial
Tags: Bold & Bright DSP, Bonus Days 2023, Christmas Tidings Embossing Folder, Merriest Trees Dies, Merriest Trees stamp set, Merry, Sept - Dec 2023 Mini Catalog, Sneak peek, Video Tutorial
Happy weekened! Whoo-hoo!! Two whole days to NOT go to work! I do hope you’ve got something fun planned – after you get all those chores and tasks and errands taken care of that we all have to do on Saturday and Sunday! 🙂
AND – I hope you’ll be able to join me tonight for a fun sneak peek from the new catalog! I’ll be live at 7pm Eastern on my Stamps-N-Lingers YouTube channel. And – here’s a sneaky peek of what we’re going to work on!
Happy Friday, y’all! Welcome to the weekend! Well – in about 9 hours it’ll be the weekend! Got plans?? I’ll be working on getting ready to be gone for 4 days at the end of the week – this is the week we head to Las Vegas for our Stampin’ Up! Leaders Event. Whoo-hoo! 🙂
My card today is a sneaky look at two things that grabbed my attention right from the jump when we got our first look at the new Sep – Dec 2023 Mini Catalog. It’s the gorgeous Winter Owls bundle and the Fragrant Forest background stamp! And – I’ve got some new Winter Meadows DSP to share, too! Take a look-see:
Categories: masculine, Sep - Dec 2023 Mini Catalog, Sneak peek, Special Promotions, Video Tutorial
Tags: Bonus Days 2023, Fragrant Forest Stamp, Sneak peek, Video Tutorial, Winter Meadow DSP, Winter Owls die set, Winter Owls stamp set
Happy Sunday, y’all! Hope the weekend has gone well for you. 🙂
Today, I yielded to the siren call of the gorgeous new O Holy Night Suite – which you can get your hands on on 6 Sept in the new mini catalog – YEAH!!) and made a Christmas card. AND – it’s a very very cool 2-4-6-8 Fun Fold, too! Between the Night Divine and Stars At Night bundles and the stunning O Holy Night DSP – this is for sure a card for someone very special. Take a look-see:
Categories: Catalog Sneak Peek, Christmas, Fun Fold card, Fundraiser, Ordering Special!, Sep - Dec 2023 Mini Catalog, Sneak peek, Video Tutorial
Tags: #MauiStrong, 2-4-6-8 Fun Fold, Bonus Days 2023, Fundraiser for Maui 2023, Night Divine Die set, Night Divine stamp set, O Holy Night DSP, Stars at Night Die set, Stars at Night stamp set, Video Tutorial
Good morning – and happy weekend! Got something good planned? We’re pretty much just playing the weekend by ear. No plans to speak of – Miss Sonya comes today so… a nice clean house for the weekend! Whoo-hoo!
I’m planning to go live tonight at 7pm Eastern over on my Stamps-N-Lingers YT channel – I’ve got a really cool – and beautiful! – card for you! As you might imagine – there’s a LOT of sneak peeking going on with it, too! Here’s a sneaky peek of the sneak peek card!