Posts Tagged With: Feminine

Stampin’ Up! Beautiful Bouquet Bunch for the Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop

Good mornin’, y’all – welcome to another edition of Amy’s Inkin’ Krew team blog hop!  Each month we make projects centered around a theme – and this month we’re doing projects with a Feminine bent!  We can interpret that any way we want – so…be sure to check and see everyone’s projects – we’ve got a bunch of talented ladies hopping with us this month!

I pulled out a wonderful bundle from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog – the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set and Bouquet Bunch Framelits!  My peeps – this stamp set and framelits is carrying over to the new Annual Catalog – but…it won’t be bundled!  So – if you love it – get it now and save yourself 10%!  Just sayin’…  I layered the bouquet over some Tutti-Frutti DSP.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Watercolor Wishes and Birthday Blooms!

21 May 16 Update!  I just found out that this card was selected as the Chic of the Week over at Just Us Girls!!  Want to thank Judy Woodland for selecting my card and send a shout out to all the wonderful cards that were submitted! 🙂

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Good morning!  As I write this, it’s Saturday evening here in the Veggie Patch.  Yep – I’m the vegetable and my 350 square foot hotel room is my little patch of heaven!  I’ve spent the day in my jammies, watched a lot of tv, made exactly one card (bad Mary, bad!), done a little napping, and….I had chicken dinner from The Olde Pink House! 🙂

No – they don’t deliver.  But, it turns out that I am richly blessed with friends.  The young engineer who I’ve been carpooling with these past few weeks came by and brought me lunch.  When I said yesterday that I figured I’d spend the day vegging in my room and pass on lunch – he said “that’s great – you deserve a day of vegging.”  So…that’s really sweet (unless it means I’m looking really haggard…. 🙂 ) of him.  I didn’t expect him to bring lunch for me.  What a lovely surprise that was – and surely reminds me that surrounding ourselves with people we care about – and who care about us – is one of the most important things in our lives.  And makes every day richer, huh?

Yep – all that from one chicken dinner.  I told you – it’s epic! 🙂

So – the one card I stirred myself to do today is one of the two I’ve got commissions to make.  The lady who asked me to make her a birthday card for her mother told me “she’s girly and likes frilly things…and her roses!”  Which made the stamp choice a complete no-brainer for me. Birthday Blooms boasts a spectacular rose image, so I combined it with some Birthday Bouquet DSP (probably the thing I’ll miss the most from the Occasions Catalog) and added a couple of sentiments from Watercolor Wishes.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Floral Wings Petite Pairs Get Well!

Happy Weekend, y’all!

Heading into the last day of OnStage Live.  It’s been a great event – punctuated by lots of Prize Patrols and whoo-hoo-ing – and a great new catalog.  I’ll be bringing home a few make-and-takes, that showcase some of the new products, and I’ve taken lots of display pictures – that I’ll share with you with the updates on Tuesday!  I can’t wait for you to see the new goodies!  

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Today’s card is another one that uses a non-Stampin’ Up! pet stamp image.  I’ve used this cute little tilty-headed lab before – here’s a link to one, if you’re interested!  I combined it with a few images from the Host Exclusive stamp set called Floral Wings and sentiments from And Many More and Petite Pairs.  Add in some pretty DSP and, well, take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Grateful Bunch and Petite Pairs Any Occasion card

Good morning! By the time you read this, I should be (all things being equal!) sitting on an airplane with Amy Koenders. Getting ready to wing our way to Salt Lake City. OnStage, baby!

Now, for those of you who don’t know me – I’m not really a “whoo-hoo”-er. I’ve been known to be a “WHOOP!”-er – but only at horse shows and only when my fave gaited Saddlebred is passing in front of me and I’m showing my support.

I. Don’t. Whoo-hoo. At least not “for real” – I might do it in jest…but that’s it!

Miss Amy said a scary thing the other day while we were on a Google Hangout meeting. It had to do with her plan to whoo-hoo on the plane.

A Lot.

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I’m very much hoping she was joshin’ me! Otherwise, I’ll be obligated to disavow her. At least for the duration of the flight! Do lots of sleeping or pretending to sleep. Put my headphones in – hopefully there’s a good movie…

We’ll see what happens!

Any-hooch. Let’s talk about my card for today, shall we? 🙂

I went back to my favorite bundle in the Occasions catalog – the Grateful Bunch bundle. I played with some watercoloring and punching and and some Timeless Textures and then I added a sentiment from Petite Pairs. Fair warning….put yer shades on and take a look-see:

 

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Stampin’ Up! Grateful Bunch Honeycomb Easter Lamb Four Panel Fun Fold

Good Friday morning to you!  This week has flown by!  I had a great time in Huntsville this week.  Well, the work part was….tedious….but the rest of it was awesome!  I had lunch twice with my friend Matt – one of the very wonderful young men who I’ve told you about this past year.  He’s living in Huntsville – his brother Chris is up at UGA at Vet School!  I’m so darned proud of them both – couldn’t be more so if I’d birthed them myself.  They’re growing into just outstanding human people!! 🙂  Matt and I had a really good time.  Definitely something to look forward to for future visits there.

For today, I have a card to share that’s a reprise of a four panel fun fold that I did a week or so ago.  It’s going to be a quick explanation of the “fold” part – I’ve got the specifics over on my Tutorials Page! 🙂  This one uses the Honeycomb Happiness stamp set (Sale-A-Bration), Easter Lamb and Birthday Blossoms stamp sets.  And my fave flowers – the Blossom Bunch Punch flowers!  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Cups & Kettle Birthday Blooms – and Blog Candy Winner!

Happy Hawp Day!  I’m especially glad that it’s Wednesday cuz that means I’m a day closer to heading home!  Yeah!!

We have a Blog Candy winner – check it out below….

Today’s card is a bit of a departure from the norm for me.  Not too far off the beaten path, but…it’s a little frillier than I might normally make.  I used the Cups & Kettle Framelits dies and some of the Birthday Blooms stamp set.  And more of the gorgeous Birthday Bouquet DSP.  And Watermelon Wonder 1″ Dotted Lace Trim.  What looks like a lot of dotted lace!  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! First Sight Thanks Kindly

Well, it’s Wednesday again.  And I’m back with another card – blogging it while I watch the lightning flash outside and listen to the rumble of thunder.  And hope my sweet kitty Katy isn’t scared!

Oh.  Did I not tell you about Katy??  Well, she’s my little tuxedo girl…

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…she and her brother have lived with us since they were about 7 weeks old.  That’s when I scooped them up out of a rain drain – on the 4th of July in 2003.  Leo (her brother) was sitting with a couple of kids on the edge of the street.  I saw him as I drove by (I see them all – it’s kind of my curse) and worried about what those kids might do to him.  You know – kids.  4th of July.  Black kitten.

I went back to my apartment.  I paced.  I tried to talk myself out of it.  After all, I had my older kitty, Toe – and we were quite happy.  Me.  Wayne.  One cat.  Nice dynamic.

I picked up the cat carrier and a bag of Tender Vittles and returned to the scene.

45 minutes later – I’ve got Leo.  I’ve got Katy – she was way hidden – she’s always been the skittier of the two.  The kids think I’m a cat whisperer – cuz they hadn’t been able to catch either one of them!  I started to figure out how to find them a home.

So here we are thirteen years later. 😉

Katy hadn’t been doing well – so we finally pulled up our big girl panties (well, I did – Wayne….??) and managed to catch her and get her in the carrier and to the vet.  She needed teeth work.  Bad!

Today was the big day.  We went to pick her back up and discovered the extent of her surgery.  BIG.  Decided to leave her another night so they can manage her pain.  And give her another shot of antibiotic tomorrow.  Before we start with the twice daily pill routine.  Like that’ll ever work!

Hence – I’m worrying about her being by herself, not feeling good.  Scared of the the thunder. 🙁

So – I distracted myself by making a card – cuz sitting here worrying won’t help anyway – and she’s probably still pretty zorked (yes, that’s what the vet said!) by the anesthesia, so she’s probably sound asleep.

That’s my story and I’m sticking to it! 😉  I think she probably is, don’t you?

The card I made to distract myself uses the pretty Occasions stamp set called First Sight.  I combined some paper from Love Blossoms and a sentiment from One Big Meaning.  And I ended up with a card that’s sweet as a chocolatier’s confection.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Another Sneak Peek at Love Blossoms Bloomin’ Love!

Hey y’all!  Happy Sunday.  Do you know what this is?  This is the official start of the countdown – not to Christmas (although that’s just a stone’s throw away!), but to me going HOME!!!  Whoooooo-hoooooo!!!  Yep – seven days from today I’ll be winging my way back to Atlanta – to start dealing with the impending Christmas rush!  So – some time between today and Saturday (when I head over to San Diego for my flight out on Sunday) I have to pack up all my stuff.  Get the Big Shot nestled in the suitcase (wish I had a second one of them, but….I don’t, so this one’s going to get some frequent flyer miles in the next couple of months!).  Probably mail a box home.  And, it means I need to get way ahead in cards, too!

My Seven-Days-Before-Flying-Home card share is another sneak peek at the beautiful Bloomin’ Love stamp Set.  And I also used a little of the matching Love Blossoms DSP Stack!  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Love Blossoms Suite Sneak Peek!

Good Sunday morning to you!  Hope that your weekend has been wonderful – are you enjoying turkey leftovers in all their different guises?? 🙂

Today’s card share is not a Christmas card – I needed a Birthday card, so thought I’d take a quick moment to give you another 2016 Occasions Catalog sneak peek.  I hope these little peeks will get you excited about the arrival of the new catalog!  And – I hope that you’re thinking about catalog shares, cause I am – I’ll be posting really soon about the shares.  So watch for that, okay?

For my card, I used the Blooming’ Heart Thinlit die cut that we brought home from Onstage Live.  I added some Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper – it is so pretty! – and some ribbon from the Love Blossoms Embellishment Kit!  Take a look-see:

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Kinda pretty, huh?  A little different than my usual fare, but…I like it!  And I think it’s got a nice vintage feel to it, too.

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Stampin’ Up! Pretty Birthday Blossoms and a Horse Health Update!

Good morning!  Hope you enjoyed your “extra” hour. 🙂

First of all – thanks to the folks that were kind enough to ask after the health of my old horse, Bo.  I’m happy to say that he appears to be – if not out of the woods – at least half way thru.  We spent Saturday on “poop watch”.  Yes, the life of horse owners is a romantic and glamorous one!  We kept all his food from him, with the exception of some gruel.  Quite literally warm water with some feed added and allowed to pretty much dissolve.  And only a little food – and a lot of water!  He was less than thrilled – Saturday morning he was “over it” and hungry.  But, gruel and outside grazing was all he got.  He finally presented us with the “prize” around 2 – after we’d pulled the whole group back into their stalls.  Yes – the girls had to come in, too.  Bo quite fancies himself the “stallion” of the herd.  Or the Quarterback – with the ladies as his cheerleaders!  And he’s not at all interested in them being elsewhere.  So….in they came, too.  (They very kindly allow him his fantasies!)

By “dinner” time – he was looking askance at us when we’d come to the barn (checking for more deposits).  I’m pretty sure he was thinking we’d lost our brains.  We spent the morning sitting out in the pasture, watching for the pooping, and occasionally going and listening to his belly with the stethoscope.  I told you – colic is a big deal in horse world.  But all the weirdness was making them all watch us pretty closely.  Just in case we’d lost it – a pony can never be too careful!

So – I think we’re good.  If we go thru this day with no more symptoms – he had none at all yesterday – we should be back to business as usual. 🙂

Card.  Yes.  I finally did make a card.  I used one of my new toys tools – a lovely set called Birthday Blossoms, from the Annual Catalog.  And, it’s a super clean and simple card, using only the single stamp set – and not an embossing folder or framelit to be found (so, no Big Shot required!).  Take a look-see:

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