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Stampin’ Up! Large Alphabet and Thoughtful Branches!

UPDATE:  Hey y’all – I was honored to discover that this card was selected as a CYCI Top 6 Pick!  Thanks to all the ladies at Can You CASE It for liking it enough to select it – there were a lot of wonderful cards submitted!  Please take a hot second can click here to head over and check them all out! 🙂

Good Tuesday to y’all!  Can you even believe it’s almost September?  We’re deep in the back-to-school whirlwind – well, some of y’all are, my horses and kitties are taking this decade off from school! 😉

But – September means two more big things!  Yep, you got it – it’s almost time for the Holiday Catalog to go live!!  Thursday morning you’re going to be able to order all the holiday goodies you’ve been drooling over for the past couple of weeks. 🙂

A sort of bad thing is that Thoughtful Branches is going away.  Tomorrow night!  I wanted to show you one last card that I’ve made with this bundle.  

You’ve seen it as a hydrangea!

Thoughtful Branches Thanks 4 - Stamps-N-Lingers
You’ve seen it as a sprig of flowers…

Thoughtful Branches Birthday Blossoms 4 - Stamps-N-Lingers
You’ve seen it as a tree….Beautiful Thoughtful Branches Hearts 1 - Stamps-N-Lingers
Now – see it as….fruit!

Large Number Thoughtful Branches 4 - Stamps-N-Lingers
Right? 🙂

I played along with two challenges today.  The first is from the folks over at Can You CASE It, who challenged us with Back to School! Continue reading

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Stampin’ Up! Jar of Love Thanks

Hey, y’all!  Happy weekend – I hope you’re getting ready to do something fun.

Like….go see the new Star Trek movie?? 😉  I think (think!) I’m going to wait until I get home next weekend and go see it with Wayne.   But – there’s nothing that says I can’t see it twice, right?!? 😉

I’ve got a little card here today that I made with the Jar of Love stamp set.  Which I think is awesome.

Except for one image/sentiment.  And that one is a little…problematic.

At least it is for a woman living in the South.

Do you know which one I mean?

“Bless Your Heart”.

Now….in parts of the world above the Mason-Dixon line and west of the mighty Mississippi – that’s a very nice way to show your appreciation for someone.

Not so much down this-a-way!  Down here…it’s kind of what we say instead of….well.  You know!

So – what do I do?  I want to use that sentiment – I really like it (the face-value meaning, not the South’s double meaning!).  But…what if I inadvertently sent it to someone who knows what that means in the south??  Will they think I’m telling them to…well.  You know.

Whatcha think?? 🙂

Needless to say, I didn’t use that one in today’s card.  Take a look-see:

Jar of Love Thanks 4 - Stamps-N-Lingers
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Stampin’ Up! Shamrocks Over the Rainbow for the Happy Stampers Blog Hop


Maidin mhaith,  y’all – it’s Thursday and that means it’s Happy Stampers Blog Hop Day!  And it’s also St. Patrick’s Day so I thought it would be good to give you an Irish greeting.  Just so you know, that was “Good Morning, y’all”.  Turns out there’s not really a translation for “y’all”! 😉

This week at the Blog Hop, we all worked on a sketch for you!  I hope that you’ll check out all the other ladies’ offerings.  It’s always fun to see how we all interpret the sketch.


I decided that, since it’s St. Patrick’s Day and all that, I’d bring you a little something with Shamrocks!  Now, you’re probably asking yourself….”Self, why are Shamrocks associated with Ireland??”  Well, perhaps this poem will help you….

Oh The Shamrock

Through Erin’s Isle,
To sport awhile,
As Love and Valor wander’d
With Wit, the sprite,
Whose quiver bright
A thousand arrows squander’d.
Where’er they pass,
A triple grass
Shoots up, with dew-drops streaming,
As softly green
As emeralds seen
Through purest crystal gleaming.
Oh the Shamrock, the green immortal Shamrock!
Chosen leaf
Of Bard and Chief,
Old Erin’s native Shamrock!

Did that help?  Well, never mind.  Anywho – I combined some “shamrocks” with the Over the Rainbow stamp set – cuz, you know, pots of gold and leprechauns and all that!  Take a look-see:

Shamrocks Over The Rainbow 1 - Stamps-N-Lingers

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Stampin’ Up! Remarkable You and a Custom Envelope!

Well, it’s happened again.  Monday.  Amazing how fast Saturday and Sunday go by, isn’t it?

We did make it to the movie yesterday.  It was quite good – not as good as the book, but I don’t think they could have put all the science in the movie that was in the book. It would have been about a 6 hour mini-series!  But, we enjoyed it.  And, it’s never a bad thing when Matt Damon buffs himself up and then gives us a lovely glimpse of said buffness!

On to the card for today.  My newest stamp set acquisition is the Remarkable You set.  I bought it because I just love the floral images in it – especially the Easter Lily!  All the images in the card are from this single, beautiful set.  Take a look-see:

Remarkable You 1 - Stamps-N-Lingers

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Stampin’ Up! Garden in Bloom Hello and Blog Candy #1 Winner!!

Yikes – can you believe it’s Friday already?!?  Crazy how fast time is flying by!  Seems like I look up and it’s Monday, blink and it’s Friday.  How about you guys – is the summer flying by for you?

My card today was inspired by two different challenges.  After you finish here, do take a minute to go over to their blogs and check them out, okay?

The design comes from Freshly Made Sketches, #198:

Garden in Bloom Hello FMS 198 sketch

The color palette was inspired by Pals Paper Arts Challenge #260:

Garden in Bloom Hello PPA 262

With those two starting points and the desire to add a “Hello/Just Because” card to my stash, here’s what I came up with.  Take a look-see:

Garden in Bloom Hello FMS 198 Outside 4 watermarked

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Stampin’ Up! Lovely as a Tree and Timeless Love say “Happy Anniversary”!

Hey Mike Mike Mike!  What day is it, Mike?!?  It’s HAWMP-day!! LOL.  That commercial just cracks me up every time I see it!  Which isn’t all that often unless I’ve screwed up and am watching something in real-time and not on my DVR.  Which is almost never!  But, I digress….

I have a lovely anniversary card to share with you today.  It uses two of my fave stamp sets – Lovely as a Tree and Timeless Love.  One as old as the hills (rumor has it that it’s been in the SU! catalog since the very first catalog was published!) and one brand new.

This was a request-card from my mom for her good friend’s anniversary.  She asked for something “woodsy”.  I think I got it!  Take a look-see:

Woodsy Anniversary Outside 1 watermarked

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