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Stampin’ Up! Weather Together For Brighter Days

Happy Saturday, y’all!  Hope you’ve got nice weather and a plan for an enjoyable weekend ahead of you!

And I hope that you’re thinking about doing one of two things this weekend.  Either…taking advantage of my three-way super duper ordering special…or…taking advantage of Stampin’ Up!’s super duper joining special!  You can find more details on both down below my card share! 😉

I made a card today that I don’t need.

Yet.  I think it’s always good to have a card like this on hand – and I didn’t.  I used the Annual Catalog bundle called Weather Together (coordinates with the Umbrella Weather Framelits.  Take a look-see:

I used two sketches to help me along with this one.  The first, from CASE This Sketch, was the inspiration for the layout.

And the color scheme is from the FabFri Challenge.

To begin, I made my umbrella.  I stamped the striped umbrella image from Weather Together in So Saffron on a piece of Whisper White card stock and cut it with the die in the Umbrella Weather Framelits.  I used the die that creates the creases in the umbrella so I could make it a little more dimensional.  Then I cut two little trim pieces – one from So Saffron and one from Calypso Coral.  I adhered them together and then to the umbrella with Liquid Glue.

I stamped a So Saffron umbrella handle and cut it out, too.  I colored the shaft in with my So Saffron Stampin’ Write Marker and used the Calypso Coral marker on the handle itself.  Then I gently creased the umbrella to make it look rounder, and used Liquid Glue to adhere the handle on the inside.

I laid the umbrella on a piece of Shimmery White card stock and, using my alchohol-filled Aqua Pen and the lid of my ink pad, brushed some Mint Macaron “rain” onto the card front – avoiding the area “under” the umbrella.

I made a sentiment from a piece of Shimmery White card stock, cut into a banner with my Paper Snips, and stamping the Weather Together sentiment in Calypso Coral.  Then I lightly edged it with my Mint Macaron Marker.

Finally, I stamped three clouds in Smoky Slate ink and cut them out with their Umbrella Weather Framelit dies.  I adhered two large clouds with Liquid Glue and popped the small cloud over top with some Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I used my Basic Gray Watercolor Pencil to lightly shade under the larger clouds for some depth.  

Next I added the umbrella with some Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I cut the handle with my snips, adhered the sentiment with Stampin’ Dimensionals, and then added the little end of the handle with some more Dimensioanals – so that you can’t even tell that the handle was cut!

The final piece was to cut some raindrops out of Silver Foil, using the little die in the Umbrella Weather Framelits.  I adhered them with eensy little dabs of Liquid Glue.  Then I adhered the card front to a Mint Macaron mat and it was done!

On the inside, I added a second Weather Together sentiment to a Whisper White mat in Calypso Coral.  Around that, I stamped a veritable garden of blooms in So Saffron, Peekaboo Peach and Calypso Coral, using the little flower stamp in the set.

I SNAILd the panel to a Mint Macaron mat and into my Peekaboo Peach card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals, and the card was done.

On the front of my Whisper White Medium Envelope, I repeated my brighter days garden…

…and on the envelope flap, I watercolored a little more Mint Macaron and then added a Weather Together sentiment (“I’m here for you”) in Calypso Coral.

Et Voila!  This Weather Together stamp set and matching Umbrella Weather Framelits is a nice one – sentiments for several occasions and lots of image possibilities.  Hope you like! 🙂

Scroll on down for the card cuts and all the products you’ll need to make this one for yourself!  


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Peekaboo Peach Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″  (card base – scored and folded at 5 1/2″)

Mint Macaron Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for card front and for inner liner)

Shimmery White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); 5/8″ x 2 3/4″ (sentiment)

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); Umbrella Weather die cuts

Silver Foil: Umbrella Weather die cut rain drops

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I’ve created a bit of a monster.

A 55-pound lap-monster.

With spring-y boing-y legs.

That can do a flat-footed leap into my lap.  With no warning whatsoever.


As we’d say in the military – this is my WARNORD (Warning Order).  At this point, if I look at him and wiggle an eyebrow, he’ll be in my lap.

Best not to have a cup of coffee.

Or a computer.

Or….a cat! 🙂



Categories: Encouragement, Friendship, Get Well Soon, Life Event, Sympathy | Tags: , , | 16 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Carousels on the Beach!

Well, it’s Friday again – and it’s Friday before a three-day weekend!  Whoo-hoo!  As with all Friday’s before a long weekend – I have delusions of grandeur about all the things I just know I’ll get done.  And I bet I get….just a smidge over none of them done! 😦  But.  I’m going to try!

So I know you guys have me figured out.  You probably suspect that I buy too many toys, beds, treats and anything else you can think of for my 4-legged children. Especially (at least right now), for Finn.  He’s got a more expensive bed in his kennel than I sleep on.  Yes – it’s a hand-me-down from Buck, but…still!

Finn has, of late, shown some…reluctance to go to bed.  I suspect he thinks he’s trustworthy enough to spend the night roaming at large.

For the record…he’s not.

But, he now trudges into the kennel, grudgingly taking the milk bone treat I give him, and then flinging himself down in disgust.  And if he sometimes flings himself in a way that leaves him obviously uncomfortable, well….he sucks it up until a decent amount of time has passed and he can re-arrange.  Saving face, as it were.

I completely meant to land this way…

Once he feels he’s made his point, he turns around, flops into his usual position and is asleep in a wink.  

And sleeps all night.  Dogalous goofalus. 🙂

So – my card.  A friend of mine is going thru a bit of a rough patch in her family, so I’m planning to send her a few SU! goodies to play with and a cheery card.  She’s a California girl – currently living in rain! – so I figured I’d go beach-y.  Day at the Beach, to be exact!  And it paired really well with some Cupcakes & Carousels Specialty DSP.  Take a look-see:

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Categories: Encouragement, Friendship | Tags: , , , , | 16 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Thoughtful Branches In My Heart

Happy Hawmp Day, y’all!  Hope you’re cashing in your Bonus Days coupons and grabbing up the Thoughtful Branches Bundle (if you’re not sure how to redeem them – keep reading, I’ll show you)!!  I spent my Bonus coupons yesterday – on my 2016 Holiday Catalog Pre-order!  Whooooo-hoooo!  I indulged myself and got the Priority 2-day shipping, so….hopefully I ‘ll see a big box o’ goodies on….Thursday?  I’m going to try to contain myself and take pictures of everything for y’all before I tear into it and start making cards!

I make no promises.  It’s going to be like…Christmas in August!

Right this very second, though, I want to tempt you again with the Thoughtful Branches stamp set.  This one just uses the stamp set – not the Beautiful Branches Thinlits.  Add in a little Serene Scenery DSP and that’s all that I needed.  Take a look-see:

Thoughtful Branches In My Heart 4 - Stamps-N-Lingers
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Categories: Encouragement, Love, Sympathy, Thinking Of You | Tags: , , , | 18 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Weather Together Rainbow

Hey y’all – it’s Tuesday, 2 Aug – and you know what that means, right??  Yup – today’s the day you can get the great new Thoughtful Branches stamp set and the matching Beautiful Branches Thinlits.  Get them separately – or better yet, get them as a bundle and save 10%.  AND – if you got those Bonus Days coupons last month – you can reduce the price even further! That’s right – it’s time to spend what you earned!  They expire at the end of August!! 🙂

You can also snag that other new stamp set – “I Stamped This” – a great set full of images that let everyone who gets one of your beautiful creations know that you made it with your very own hands – and a lot of love!

There’s more info – including pictures! – down below.

For today, though, I have a card that was a special request.  My friend needed another Get Well/Encouragement card – for a dog lover.  And a Labrador Retriever lover, more specifically!  So I pulled out a few fun Stampin’ Up! sets – My Hero, the new Weather Together bundle and the fun Over the Rainbow stamp set.  Then I added a non-SU! labrador stamp.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Beautiful Thoughtful Branches In Our Hearts

Well, I didn’t go see any movies on Saturday. 😦  It occured to me – finally! – that I’ll be needing to pack all my stuff up at the end of this week!  Yikes!  Feels like I just unpacked it.  Probably cuz I did – three weeks is that a-little-too-long-to-not-bring-the-stuff-a-little-too-short-to-get-completely-settled amount of time to be on a trip.  But I suppose whether it’s 3 weeks or 7 weeks, I’ll always find myself at the weekend before I need to pack everything up, huh? 😉

So…that means that I need to be getting a little ahead on cards for next weekend, or risk not having a card to share!  Which means this weekend is the right time to be doing that.

Now – if you were me, and you needed to build a few cards ahead, would you:

  1. Make several quick and easy cards, or
  2. Make 3 cards with lots of fussy cutting

Hmmm?  No – don’t tell me your answer – I know you smart folks would opt for #1.

I, on the other hand, did #2.

As a result, I spent almost all of Saturday making cards.

Three cards.

Maybe today I’ll do things just a little bit smarter!  And maybe decide to take a minute and go see that movie…

Let me ask – are you guys getting excited for the Thoughtful Branches Bundle to be available? I sure hope so – cuz I know it’s a good one.  My card today is another example of what you can do with this great bundle.  Take a look-see:

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Categories: Encouragement, For You, Thinking Of You | Tags: , , , | 25 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Gift of Love With Blooms & Bliss

I need a training manual for my goose.  And I may need my head examined.  Cuz I’m spending an inordinate amount of time worrying about the goose.  Is she lonely?  Is she hungry?  Would she like a cool shower?  Is the cabbage I bought just for her chopped up finely enough for her delicate schnoz?  If she likes watermelon, will she also like cantaloupe?







And a slightly goofy one, at that.

But – she’s fun.  She came to the house this afternoon and goose-guilted Wayne into going back to the barn with her and sitting on the porch while she grazed.  Always good to have your big, strong man to watch for predators while you eat, don’t you know?

Then this evening, when we were 1 minute later than she thought was fittin’, she came to the barn to get us.   And walked right up to us, stood in front of the fan, and let me spray her with the water hose.  Seemed to really like it.

Then she goose-galloped after us when we took her food to the pond.

She truly cracks me up.

But I think she’s lonely…. 😦

Maybe she’d like to come in at nigh….


That’s it.  I’m not worrying about the goose any more today.  Instead, I’ll share a card – which is why you came in the first place!

This one uses the pretty Host exclusive set called Gift of Love.  It’s a pretty two-step flower image with several nice sentiments in a beautiful font. I combined it with some of the pretty Blooms & Bliss DSP.  Take a look-see:

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Categories: Any Occasion, Everyday, Friendship, Love, Mother's Day, Ordering Special! | Tags: , , , , , | 19 Comments

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