Posts Tagged With: Flourish Thinlits

Stampin’ Up! Falling in Love with Succulents

Happy Saturday, y’all!  Hope that your weekend is starting off well – we’ve got some rain and thunder boomers expected today.  So that’ll be fun…  But it’s still in the low 70’s, so I’m not complaining.


I’ve managed to catch a cold from Wayne (we share everything, apparently!).  So, we didn’t do much yesterday – except watch the Inauguration.  And let Finn out to play in the pond.  We didn’t tell him to play in the pond (he probably would not have if we’d tried!).  He’s becoming quite the pond aficionado….

I don’t know if y’all are out on Pinterest, but if you are, I know you’ve seen the beautiful flowers folks are making with the new Succulent Framelits.  I’ve been wanting to try one of my own, so that’s what I did today, using the Oh So Succulent bundle (10% off plus my 25% Demonstrator discount?  Yes, please!).  To my Succulent, I added a little Falling in Love DSP, a smidge of Flourish Thinlits, and just a hint of Thankful Thoughts.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Falling in Love with All Things Thanks Sneak Peek!

Well, good morning!  It’s 2 Jan 17.  Only 357 days until Christmas!

Too soon?? 🙂

We went over to our friends’ house yesterday for New Year’s dinner (hope y’all had your black eyed peas and greens!).  Finn joined us – and he and the kids wanted to pass along their wishes for a Happy New Year.

Yes, their eyes are glowing like they’re possessed!!  They were pretty sure treats were involved and I think they were trying to cast some sort of feed-me-now spell!!

So, folks – day after tomorrow is the big day!  The launch of the 2017 Occasions Catalog and the beginning of Sale-A-Bration!  Sale-A-Bration is a great time of year – with shopping and hosting and sign-up bonuses!  Oh – and free stuff!  I’ll bring all the details to you tomorrow so you’ll be ready to hit the ground shopping on Wednesday!

For today, though – how about another whet-yer-whistle sneak peek at the beautiful new Falling in Love DSP and a great sentiment stamp set called All Things Thanks?  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Hello You Petals & Paisleys

Hey, y’all – it’s Monday again.  I do not know where the weekend goes, do you?

Well.  I know where some of mine went.  Where “some” = 98%!  Entertaining the goofy dog!  He’s begun, in the way of children everywhere, to test the limits.  He’s got a game that I believe he calls “what can I try today?”  On Sunday, he added this to his repertoire….

We were sitting in the kitchen on Sunday morning and Wayne got out of the chair.  Mr. Finn immediately got into it.  And proceeded to look too cute to scold.  God’s way of letting puppies get their way, I suppose!

Also this weekend, in addition to the playdate, I did a little turtling of my own…

Yes – best picture of me ever!  I wasn’t dressed or prepared for a photo shoot!  We sat this way for almost 30 minutes.  The trick is the belly pat-rub.  Cradle the puppy and pat-rub his belly.  He’ll fall into a deep trance – during which you can kiss his nose or tickle his toes as many times as you want!

You’re welcome.

So, in the 2% of the time this weekend that I wasn’t pandering to the puppy, I made a few cards.  This one is a simple and quick little any-day occasion card, using the Hello You, Flourish and Paisleys Thinlit sets.  And some Petals & Paisleys DSP.  Take a look-see:

The layout for this one was inspired by the sketch in the Fusion Soft and Subtle challenge:

And my palette came from the Color Throwdown #415:

I used Very Vanilla, Cajun Craze, Early Espresso and Mint Macaron as my colors.

The first step in the card was to cut the Petals & Paisleys DSP panel and then cut the edge die from the Flourish Thinlits near the bottom.  I used Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue to adhere the cut panel to a Cajun Craze mat – returning the die cut to the negative space.  Liquid Glue gives you a little “wiggle” room to be sure all the spacing is correct!

Next I built the sentiment.  Using the die from the Hello You Thinlits, I cut three from Cajun Craze and one from Copper Foil.  I stacked them up, adhered them all together with Liquid Glue and then to the card front.

My little embellishment in the corner began with a little bit of Mint Macaron 3/8″ Sheer Linen Ribbon that I doubled over and adhered with a Glue Dot.  Next came a Copper Foil die cut from the Paisley Thinlits, adhered with Liquid Glue.  I added a Classy Designer Button with another Glue Dot and finally a bow tied with Linen Thread and a couple of lengths of Copper Metallic Thread.

And that was it for the card front!

On the inside, I sort of repeated my treatment from the card front.  This time I cut the Flourish edge die from my Very Vanilla panel.  I also cut another one from the same design of the Petals & Paisleys DSP I’d used on the front.  Then I used Liquid Glue to adhere the Very Vanilla panel to a Cajun Craze mat – adding the DSP die cut in the negative space.

I SNAILd the panel into my Early Espresso card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

On the front of my Very Vanilla Medium Envelope, I stamped some little images from the Paisleys and Posies stamp set, in Mint Macaron…

…and then added more of the Petals & Paisleys DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I love the Copper with this particular design in the Petals & Paisleys DSP – and this paper reinforces the idea that Mint Macaron can look great with Cajun Craze.  Hope you like! 🙂

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


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Item #    Product Name
141663    Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper
141645    Moroccan Designer Series Paper
141660    Fruit Stand Designer Series Paper
141654    Blooms & Bliss Designer Series Paper
141630    Festive Birthday Designer Series Paper
141640    By the Shore Designer Series Paper
141986    Presents & Pinecones Designer Series Paper
141981    Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper

Have a great Monday – and I’ll be back tomorrow!





Early Espresso Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and fold at 5 1/2″)

Cajun Craze Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); Hello You Thinlits die cuts

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

Petals & Paisleys DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); Flourish Thinlit die cut on inside; envelope flap

Copper Foil:  Hello You Thinlits die cut; Paisleys Thinlits die cut

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Stampin’ Up! Joseph’s Coat Flourishing Phrases Note

Happy Hawwmp Day, y’all!  I hope your week is going well, the weather is fine and your families are safe and sound!

Yesterday was a landmark day here at Raining Leaf Farm.  I formally told the girls that they were done with their grazing muzzles for 2016! 🙂

There was much chuckling and lip-flopping and licking.  And a decided bounce to their step as they headed to the pasture to begin gorging on (hopefully!) dying-off grass.  They hurried a bit – I’m sure in an effort to put as much distance between me and them – in case I realized I’d made an error and tried to get them back.  There were several furtive glances back over their fuzzy shoulders to be sure I wasn’t hustling after them! 🙂

I feel a little bad for them – they’ve worn the muzzles for quite a while this year, and I know they were completely over them….  But…they’re a lot better than the alternatives, I promise.  Unfortunately, they don’t care about my explanations and professions of love!  They just hate the muzzles! 🙂

So, with happy and very full ponies taken care of, let’s get to the card for today.  Last week, our friend and former upline (before she moved back to the frozen tundra of Canada!), Sandi MacIver, did a card using the Joseph’s Coat technique.  You can check it out right here.  I thought it was really cool, so I wanted to give it a shot.  I did mine with the Flourishing Phrases stamp set, and the bundled Flourish Thinlits.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Sitting Here with a Flourish!

Welcome back, folks – hope you enjoyed the Weekend Time Warp!  We actually had rain on Sunday!  It was wonderful – a little more than had been predicted, along with some lightning.  We sure do need it.  We could really use it every day for a week straight!

So here’s a thing.  You guys know I’ve been talking – sort of obscurely – about a dog.  You know we lost our guy last summer.  You know my hubby isn’t ready for another dog.

But, here’s the thing – I found one at a rescue that I thought might just be perfect!  He’s a 6 year old Aussie named Roy.  Wayne actually said – Ok – when I told him I wanted to get some more info.

My foot’s in the door, folks! I sent the application in – it was the only way to get said more info.

Then I went to dinner at my friend’s house.  And got an e-mail from the rescue.  Roy’s being adopted this weekend.

Waaaaahhhh.  I didn’t even know I wanted him until yesterday and now I’m super bummed cuz I can’t have him.  Waaaaaahhhhh! 🙁 🙁 🙁

I guess I just have to keep looking.  Foot – in door!

Now – my card for today.  It’s another sympathy card for my friend – the one I made last weekend (as I suspected) didn’t answer the mail.  She really really wanted the Sitting Here swing on the card.  That’s a really popular image, don’t you know?  So – I made another stab at it, with her requested sentiments from the Better Together stamp set.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Better Together Flourishing Sympathy!

Good morning, y’all.  I hope your week went well and that you’re all ready for the weekend.  And that you’re all safe and sound – there are many of our fellows this morning that are neither safe, nor sound.  If any of you are in the floods or fires – you have my heartiest wish for better times. 🙁

My card today is a sympathy card for a friend.  She requested one – I don’t know if this is going to answer the mail or not.  She wanted it personalized, but had no ideas for how to do that.  So…hopefully “pretty” will work!

I used some of the pretty copper foil paper from the soon-to-be-available Petals & Paisleys Specialty DSP and some from the Irresistibly Floral DSP in the Annual Catalog.  With the addition of my Better Together sentiments, and some die cuts, I got what I think is a lovely sympathy card.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Flourishing and Floral for the Happy Stampers Blog Hop

Mornin’, y’all –  welcome to another edition of the Happy Stampers Blog Hop.  We had a fun sketch challenge to play with this week – are you seeing the trend?  Color – sketch – color – sketch… 😉  Hope you’ll take a little browse thru everyone’s projects today – all the links are down below!

But first…here’s the sketch:

I kinda turned this one on it’s head.  Or….it’s side, I suppose it really was!  I pulled out the Floral Phrases stamp set – and the Flourish Thinlits.  And a teensy little bit of Floral Boutique DSP.  Which helped me to craft my colors.  Take a look-see at what I came up with:

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I made this a blank-on-the-inside thank you card, so I could tailor it for whatever thank-you need I come up with!
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Stampin’ Up! Watercolored Flourishing Phrases Notecard

Mornin’ y’all – it’s Monday again!  I hope you had a super weekend and are refreshed and ready for the workweek!

I have no funny stories today – Duck Duck hasn’t been caught doing anything cute that I know about!  My trip to the grocery store was not even sort of funny.  Pretty boring weekend, really.

Which is exactly what I was looking for! 🙂  Hope you got what you were looking for this weekend, too!

I have a fun card for you today – I used a technique I saw on a blog somewhere.  I can’t for the life of me remember where – but….I thank that SU! demonstrator for the idea!

To make this card, I used the pretty new stamp set called Flourishing Phrases and the matching Flourish Thinlits.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Flourishing Phrases Brighten the World and a Blog Candy Winner!

Good Saturday to y’all!  Today marks 24 hours before I leave for Savannah for another 3-week stint.  And I’m hearing that the weather there is even hotter and more oppressive than it’s been here.  And here has been…rough.

Wouldn’t be so awful if we could just hunker in the house in the A/C – but…we have animals who like to eat.  And get cool baths.  And have their beds tidied each morning so they can come and laze in them under the fans overnight.

Oh – and of course the goose wants her chopped cabbage.  And her shower!  She came to the barn again this evening and stood in front of the big floor fan with me hosing her down.  And she just kept walking closer and closer.  I’m pretty sure geese can’t physically smile, but she was for sure turning her head to and fro to get the water where she wanted it! 🙂

I think we may make her a stall to sleep in overnight.  With a big tub of water.  And her cabbage.  And some comfy shavings.  And a fan…..

I don’t know that the horses will think that’s really the thing.  Unless she stops her usual somewhat strident arguing and chatting and settles down to sleep.

Oh, dear….

Anyway – enough of that!  I’ve got a quick and easy, bright and cheery card to share with you this morning.  And all you need is one bundle – the Flourishing Phrases bundle – with the stamp set and the Flourish Thinlits dies.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Always an Adventure for Christmas

Well, it’s Hawmp day again!  Week’s almost over – gotta love a 4-day week, huh?

Things are quiet here on the wild animal front.  Well….Duck-Duck isn’t quiet.  Ever.  She was a bit flustered this morning.  Don’t know what got into her, but she met me at the barn and gave me the what-for for the whole time I was there.  Actually came all the way in to the barn to tell me all about it.  Whatever it was.  I may never know!  Once Wayne got there and we sat down, she settled a bit.  And then came and stood in front of us and groomed.

And groomed.


And then – once every feather on her considerable body was fluffed and primped and rubbed and perfect…she stood in front of us and…balanced. On one leg.  I don’t know why.  Cuz I don’t understand “goose”.

But, I gotta say she’s funny as all get out.  And I spent a lot of time laughing like crazy at her grooming rituals! 🙂  And if I can ever figure out how to get a video from my phone into this blog – I’ll let you see it, too.

But – on to the card for the day!  My friend out in California is retiring this month.  Which means that the next time I have to go out there for work, he won’t be there.  He’s been my friend and my rock for every single event we’ve done out there.  It’s going to be pretty hard without him – and I’m going to miss him.  But I’m happy for him and want to send him a card.  Not a sappy one – just a fun one.  

His new home is a log house on a lake in Wisconsin, so I wanted an outdoor theme – and the Outdoor Adventure Framelits seemed like the way to go.  I used a few other sets, too – like the Host set called Time of Year.  And the Labeler Alphabet.  And the Hearth & Home Thinlits.  Take a look-see:

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