Posts Tagged With: Flourishing Phrases stamp set

Stampin’ Up! Reverse Word Sneak Peek!

Well – happy Sunday! On the way home – with my new manicure….mostly…intact!  Yes, I even went and got a manicure yesterday before the wedding.  I kinda hate going – I’m always pretty sure that as the technicians chatter in their own language, laughing and giggling, that they’re discussing the horrendous state of my nails!!  Also – a manicure will typically last me…a day.

Maybe.  If I sit around with my fingers splayed and hovering in the air. Which isn’t very likely given…well….life! 🙂

Bottom line…I don’t do it much!

On the other hand – ha!! – I really want to start doing videos and posting them for y’all.  So manicures may be something I need to do more of.  The trick will be finding a good nail color that coordinates with all the ink that’s probably also going to be gracing my fingers! 🙂

We’ll see how that works out!

The wedding was gorgeous – took place right on the water.  It was wonderful to see my friend so happy with his new bride – who is lovely inside and out.  And it was great to see my friends from work – who’d driven from Alabama or flown from California for the event.  I’m very glad I went! 🙂

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And in case that’s not pretty enough – sunset over the water was spectacular! 🙂

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For those looking for their Finn-Fan-Fix….take a look at my card and then scroll down to the end of the post! 🙂

My card for today is a quick-and-easy congratulations card that I made with the upcoming Sale-A-Bration stamp set called Reverse Words….

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I also added a sentiment from the Flourishing Phrases stamp set and a bit of Affectionately Yours Specialty DSP.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Wild About Flowers Aussie Sympathy Card

Good day-after-SB LI, y’all!  I’m suspecting if you watched the whole game – you’re a bit on the sleepy side this morning!  As I type this, we’re smack in the second quarter and Atlanta has just posted the second score of the game!  Atlanta came to play, folks!  But Tom’s no slouch – looks like it’s going to be a good one! (Monday morning addendum….Oh My Goodness!  What a game!  What a crushing defeat for Atlanta.  You have to feel bad for the Falcons – it was a heartbreaker, for sure.  But – say what you will about Tom Brady.  He is just one helluva quarterback.  And the Patriots showed real heart, didn’t they?  To come back after such a deficit – a record breaking effort.  They earned this one, for sure!  I have to say – it was one of the best SBs I’ve ever watched! Wow. 🙂 )

I don’t have any stories about Finn today – well, I do, but I’m going to save them for another day.  I got a little bit of sad news on Sunday morning – a friend of Finn’s – from where he was born – has died.  His name was Cody and he was only 10 years old.  Not related to Finn, but certainly his friend for the first 5 months of his little life.  And he’s the reason they got into Aussies in the first place so…he’s kinda the reason that Finn….is!!   

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So I made a sympathy card for Cody’s parents.  I used the pretty flowers in the Wild About Flowers set and some sentiments from the Flourishing Phrases and the Better Together stamp sets.  And – cuz my mom sent it to me last year when we brought Finn home – I was able to add a little non-SU! Aussie image.   Until you get to the inside, where the dog image resides, this card would be perfect for any Sympathy Card need.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Avant Garden Serene Scenery Sympathy

Good morning, y’all!  Hope you’re having a great weekend!

Finny is still recovering from his play date – so’s Scout.  She apparently took advantage of the chance to eat…well…”Stuff”.  The kind of stuff Finn eats on a too-regular basis.  But she’s not used to it – so, she discharged said stuff….on my friend’s Oriental Rug. 🙁  Oops.  We may have to do play dates at their house for a while!

Finn’s not sympathetic.  He thinks she needs to toughen up.

You can tell just by looking at him what he’s thinking.

Girls. 😉

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My card today is for a friend of my mom’s – who recently had to put her horse down.  He wasn’t terribly old and they didn’t expect it.  So…quite sad.  I had a hard time with this one – I wanted a good quote to put on the card, so I had to read thru a bunch of them.  Which made me think of the horses and dogs and cats that have already left me.  It’s the plight of every animal owner – we outlive them all.

But – I finally found what I wanted to use and called on my Labeler Alphabet again.  I paired it up with some rustic Serene Scenery, and added some vintage feeling touches.  The Sale-A-Bration stamp set called Avant Garden played a supporting role, too.  Take a look-see:

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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! Pretty Kitty Flourishes with Weather Together

Good morning again!  Hope your weekend is going well.

I have no preliminary banter.  But I do have another animal picture for you.

Be warned.  It’s graphic.  It’s for mature audiences only.  It’s the kind of picture that, should I ever run for office, will come back and haunt me.

If you’re easily offended….scroll on down quickly…..

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Yep.  It’s pony butts.  Nekkid pony butts.  Cerah’s right in front of the camera and her kid, Cady, is on the right. 🙂

I took that on Saturday morning while we were waiting for the big horse to meander his way to the pasture gate.  Aren’t they just so cute?  Other than their schnoozles, their big ole apple butts are my favorite part of them!

That’s a grazing muzzle you see there – covered by a fly mask.  Yes, she can eat (just not her body weight in grass each day!) and drink and yes, she can see!

And yes, she has a Stamps-N-Lingers watermark on her butt! 😉

Okay.  That’s it.  On to the card!

My friend’s friend asked her to ask me if I could make a bridal shower card for her.  The only guidance I got was….she has a cat.  And he’s orange.  At least I didn’t get asked for the Sitting Here bench… 😉

So, I pulled out Pretty Kitty, and an umbrella from the Weather Together bundle….and a suitable sentiment from Flourishing Phrases.  Here’s what I came up with.  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! 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 and Flowers for the Happy Stampers Blog Hop

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Mornin’, y’all –  welcome to another edition of the Happy Stampers Blog Hop.  I’m glad you were able to stop by and appreciate you spending a little bit of your day with us.  Today we all worked a color sketch and I’m excited (and hope you are, too! 🙂 ) to see what all the ladies-who-hop have come up with as they work their crafty magic on this classic color combo:

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Pretty, huh?  Gave us all a chance to play with the new Copper embellishments….Metallic Thread, Embossing Powder….Washi Tape.

I decided to play with the Flourishing Phrases stamp set – it’s got so many great sentiments and, of course, the beautiful….well, flourish!  I added some Botanical Blooms and the matching Botanical Builder flowers.  And as a starting touch….I used the Detailed Floral Thinlits.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Better Together Birthday Shutter Card

Good morning, y’all!  If you’ve come over from Amy Koender’s blog – welcome!  If you’re one of my regulars – welcome back! 🙂

Today’s card is another shutter card – I made it to share with our Amy’s Inkin’ Krew meeting later today.  About 7 of us will gather round, eat some good food from Panera Bread and have a little business meeting.  Then three of us will share a project and we’ll all put them together.  Jari Francis, Sue Prather and I will be “card-making-in-public”.  Which I sincerely hope won’t be like doing math in public! 😉

I’ve made a few shutter cards for you – and I’m going to be revising my tutorial.  I think I’ve found a little easier way to get the inside sentiment installed – I’ll share that in this post and then update the Tutorial.  Stand-by for that, okay?

This one today uses the beautiful new Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper and a new stamp set called Better Together.  Take a look-see:

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I started by making a Basic Black gate card base – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ and score and fold at 2 1/8″ and 6 3/8″.  Then I cut two pieces of the Floral Boutique paper and matted each of them on a piece of Night of Navy (it’s hard to see – but there really is a navy blue mat!).  I SNAILd them both to the front gate panels of the card. Continue reading

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