Posts Tagged With: Get Well

Stampin’ Up! Nature’s Harvest on Timeworn Black!

Good Tuesday to you all!  Hope the week is going well – and if you were impacted by Ida – that it was as minimal as possible.  We’re looking for rain today – hard to say how much.  But we’re ready!  By which I mean I have a LOT of towels by the back door – cuz the Finn-ster LOVES running around in the rain! 🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️

My card today is one I made while crafting with friends on my Zoom the Craftroom yesterday – which was fun!  I used the Nature’s Harvest bundle (which you can get for FREE if you join the team during Sale-a-Bration!) with the Timeworn 3D Embossing Folder.  Take a look-see:

I picked the Nature’s Harvest set to work with based on the Just Add Ink challenge.

I started with a piece of Basic Black cardstock that I embossed in the Timeworn 3D Embossing Folder and matted on Bumble Bee for the card front.

Next I used my Blending Brushes to add REALLY un-blended splotches of Pumpkin Pie and Cinnamon Cider ink on pieces of Cinnamon Cider and Bumble Bee card stock. Serious – it looked bad! 😉

But then, I used the dies in the Harvest Die set (bundled with the Nature’s Harvest stamp set) to cut a wildflower and grasses from the blotchy Bumble Bee piece and a single coneflower from the blotchy Cinnamon Cider panel.  And all of a sudden – those blotchy panels became beautiful!

I also cut two “branches” from some gorgeous Gold Shimmer Vellum.

Using Liquid Glue, I adhered the flowers and grasses and branches to the card front.

I used my Dark Cinnamon Cider Stampin’ Blend to color a pretty long length of Whisper White 1/4″ Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon (this is a REALLY cool thing you can do – and it means you can have ALMOST any color of ribbon you need!).

I looped the ribbon four times around my hand and then used a piece of Basic Black twine from the Baker’s Twine Essentials Pack to tie a bow around the middle – making a bow-on-top-of-a-sort-of-double-loop-bow bow!

I adhered the bow in place with Liquid Glue.

Using my Stamparatus, I stamped the Nature’s Harvest sentiment in Cinnamon Cider on Bumble Bee and cut it with the longer label die in the Harvest Die set.

I used double-stacked Black Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the sentiment label over the ribbon, added some Bumble Bee Matte Decorative Dots and the card front was done.

On the inside, I inked the splotch image from Nature’s Harvest with Pumpkin Pie ink, stamped it off once on scrap paper and then stamped it in the corner of a Very Vanilla panel.  I stamped the small floral from the set over the top in Cinnamon Cider.

I used Stampin’ Seal to adhere the panel to a Bumble Bee mat and into my Cinnamon Cider card base, popped the card front on with Black Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got the splotch and floral on the front…

…and again on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I am SO grateful to the Just Add Ink designers for giving me another reason to pull out one of my favorite things – the Nature’s Harvest Bundle!  I love the Harvest Dies so much – and the sentiments in the stamp set are wonderful!  The gorgeous Timeworn 3D Embossing Folder comes thru again – adding perfect texture behind the die cuts.  And…don’t they just…GLOW against their black backdrop!?

I hope you like!

If you’d like to recreate this card, all the products and card cuts you’ll need are down below.






P.S.  Want to craft with me?  Have time to chat – and ask questions?  Place an order in September to get my Zoom The Craftroom link for the month – and then come play!  🙂



Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift (AND the Monthly Card Tutorial) from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in any active Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!  See my Customer Rewards page for full details.

Note: Make sure that you can see my name on the final checkout page listed as your Demonstrator when you order so that you know that you’re ordering with me and you’ll get my rewards!

You’ll also be getting a link to my ZOOM The Craftroom (an exclusive TWICE-A-WEEK online event for my customers) and the monthly Online Tutorial. The August Tutorial features the Nature’s Harvest Bundle!  

This is the first time we’ve done a second Sale-a-bration in one calendar…and this one has got some awesome new products that you can earn for FREE with orders of $50+ and orders of $100+ placed between 3 August and 30 September!

The August – September Sale-a-bration event has a BUY, HOST and JOIN promotion just like the Sale-a-bration event earlier this year!  Get ALL the details over on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page!

Calling New Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew Family Members!

If you’ve ever thought about joining Stampin’ Up! – then this is an amazingly good time to pull the trigger!  Get the usual amazing Starter Kit for $99 + FREE SHIPPING – and select $125 in Stampin’ Up goodies of your choice!  Sale-a-Bration will ALSO give you an ADDITIONAL FREE Bundle from the Jul – Dec 2021 Mini Catalog!

But – there’s more to joining SU than the free stuff and the awesome 20-25% discount (although that’s HUGE!).  It’s also about community, right?  And the people that you’ll come to know and be friends (and even family!) with.  We’ve got a great group of ladies and gentlemen in the Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew team and I’d love to have you join and get to know us! 🙂  We have Happy Discount Shoppers and Team Builders – whatever you want out of SU!… there’s a place for you in Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew!

Head over to my Joining page – you’ll get more info about what being a Demonstrator will get you and…what the Critters team will bring to you!  And – if you’ve got more questions – I am more than happy to chat!!  Just give me a holler!

Get the Stampin’ Up! Products Used in this Project: 

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Cinnamon Cider Cardstock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); Harvest Die cut wildflower die cut

Bumble Bee Cardstock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); Harvest Meadow wildflower die cuts and sentiment

Basic Black Cardstock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front)

Gold Shimmer Vellum: Harvest Die cut “branches”

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

If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator. Just click on the Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions. Happy Stamping!

Shop the Clearance Rack here. Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! Products – Join my Punkin Head Peppermint Rewards – My online customer thank you program!

Finn Fan Fix 

Sometimes when horses sleep in stalls and lay down to rest, they’ll roll over too close to the stall wall.  Most of the time, they can extricate themselves and get back up.

But – sometimes – they don’t.  They’re stuck until a human comes to help them back up.

We call that…getting “cast”.

And when a 1000 pound horse does it – it’s scary.  They can panic and injure themselves.  And getting them up takes some tact and skill to get them out of the mess they got themselves into.

When an 85 pound Aussie sleeps too close to the side of the kennel….

…it looks a LOT like he’s “cast”.


….Nope.  Just sleepin’ here, Mom.  Not ready to get up, either, so….move along! 😉


Categories: Get Well Soon, Joining Special, Jul - Dec 2021 Mini Catalog, Ordering Special!, Recruiting Special, Sympathy | Tags: , , , , , , | 16 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Boho Indigo Feeling Blue

Happy happy HAWWWMP DAAAAY!!!  Here we go on the downhill side of the week!! Hope yours is going well.

My last couple of cards have been clean-and-simple.  And…I liked them.  I really did.

No – really – that Flowering Cactus Medley is amazing!

But – let’s get real.  CAS isn’t really my jam, right?

So – today, I fell gratefully back into my wheelhouse – with another medley.  This time, it’s the soon-to-be-retiring, gorgeous Boho Indigo Medley!  Take a look-see:

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Categories: 2020-2021 Annual Catalog, Encouragement, Get Well Soon, Product Medley, Retiring Products | Tags: , , , , | 8 Comments

Wetlands Get Well Card

Happy Day-Before-The-New-Catalog-Goes-Live! Yes, it’s the First of June.  Tomorrow is the big day!!  Also, there are exactly 20 days before I’ll be back in GA and I can hardly wait.  Thank you for listening….

I’ve got a new Hostess Code for you down below.  When you make your big order tomorrow, remember to use it!  And be thinking about what you’re going to pick as your free gift from me. 🙂

In the meantime, I have a quick and easy get-well card to share with you today.  A friend of mine, who was on his way out here to support the event I’m working on, wasn’t feeling real well before he left home.  When he got to his hotel, he realized he was really not doing well.  Long story short – he ended up getting an ambulance ride to the ER and the next day had surgery to have a stent put in.  He’d had a heart attack!  And flown across the country!  The smart part of me wants to say – seriously?  I would never do something so silly.  But….the “real” part of me knows that I darned sure would have.  We’re so invested in doing our jobs and not letting people down, aren’t we?  So, there but for the Grace of God go I….

He’s having to stay here for a week before he can fly home.  Fortunately his family was able to fly out to stay with him.  But, I wanted to make him a little card to let him know I was thinking about him.  And my boss was going to go see him the next day – so I needed to whip something up right quick-like.  I’d just put my new Wetlands set together, and I thought it would make a great masculine card.  Take a look-see:

Wetlands Thinking of You Outside 1 Watermarked

I already had some Blackberry Bliss mats and the band of the new Neutrals Designer Series Stack paper cut out, as I planned to make a set of cards to use as Thank You cards (look for those here next week!).  I just turned one of the bands over – so the flower’dy side was down.  I think the Smoky Slate diagonal stripe is very conducive to a masculine card.  I SNAIL’d the mat to a Smoky Slate card base and the DSP strip to that.

I used my Squares Collection Framelits and cut a Blackberry Bliss Mat, and a Smoky Slate sentiment piece.  I stamped the Wetlands image in Tuxedo Black, and then used my Stampin’ Write Markers to add a little color to the goose and grass.

Wetlands Thinking of You Outside 2 watermarked

I pulled out my Thoughts and Prayers set and stamped the sentiment in Blackberry Bliss.  All that was left was to adhere the matted piece to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals and…done!

On the inside, I made a couple of quick stamps in Blackberry Bliss – for the Thoughts and Prayers sentiment – and in Smoky Slate for the grass – from the Wetlands set.  And I decided that was a good spot to stop!

Wetlands Thinking of You Inside 1 watermarked


I added a couple more gray grasses to a Medium Whisper White Envelope, and my quick-and-easy get well card was done!

Wetlands Thinking of You with Envelope 1 watermarked

I think it turned out well, and I love the Blackberry Bliss/Smoky Slate color combination.  I think it really works well together – especially for a masculine card.  Hope that you like it!

When you see the products used in this card  (below), remember that you’ll be able to click on all of them, but you won’t be able to order the new products (in this case, only the Neutrals Designer Series Paper Stack – and that’s only true until tomorrow!!).

Speaking of tomorrow….Here’s a couple of reminders about what’s fixin’ to take place over at Stampin’ Up! in the next couple of days.


  • All carryover items from the 2014-2015 annual catalog and 2015 occasions catalog will be available at their 2014-2015 prices
  • Brand-new items in the 2015-2016 annual catalog will be at their 2015-2016 price.
  • Current host program benefits will still be in effect.
  • Hosts can choose host items from the 2014-2015 annual catalog, the 2015 occasions catalog, or the 2015-2016 annual catalog.
  • When you go to my Online Store the categories will have been replaced with the new 2015-2016 categories. The new categories will contain NEW and CARRYOVER items in the 2015-2016 annual catalog. All other items will be searchable and orderable, but not categorized (retiring products, discontinuing items, etc).
  • The Retiring Products category and any remaining available items will be still be active through the end of the business day (Mountain Time)
  • While we’re sleeping tomorrow night, Stampin’ Up! will be updating the Online Store and getting it all ready for the full up roll out of the 2015-2016 Annual Catalog the next day. If you’re a night owl, you’ll have to be patient. The online store will be OFF line tomorrow night from midnight to 2:00 AM (MDT) AND again on Wednesday, 3 Jun, from midnight to 2:00 AM (MDT) while they transition the system to the new 2015-2016 annual catalog.

On 3 Jun….

  • All new host benefits (Stampin’ Rewards) will take effect.

That’s the fine print – the BIG print is….GET READY TO HAVE SOME FUN WITH SOME SUPER NEW PRODUCTS! I know I have my list sitting here all ready to go! 😉

See you tomorrow for the new Weekly Deals – which means, of course, that today is your last day for THIS week’s weekly deal!



June 1 – 15 HOSTESS CODE: MAM3KK6Y  Use this hostess code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please do not use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards/Hostess $$ if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift for June is your choice of any item valued up to $5.00 in the brand new 2015-16 Annual Catalog!

WEEKLY DEALS FOR 26 May – 1 Jun 15!! Click here to see the Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up! in my online store. The Weekly Deals are only while supplies last and only available at these great prices through 1 Jun!


Price: $99.95

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Smoky Slate Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x  8 1/2″ (card base, scored and folded at 4 1/4″); 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ Square (sentiment)

Blackberry Bliss Card Stock: 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (card front mat); 3″ x 3″ square (sentiment mat)

Neutrals Designer Series Paper Stack: 2 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ (front strip)

If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator. Just click on the Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions. Happy Stamping!

The Paper Pumpkin special is still going on….

Paper Pumpkin 50 Off!

Offer Details: Go to and use the code SAVE50 to join Paper Pumpkin before June 10, 2015, and get 50% off the first two months! After that, keep the creativity coming for only $19.95 + tax per month (shipping included).

Here’s the deets:

  • For new subscribers only.
  • Available for month-to-month subscriptions, not prepaid subscriptions.
  • The discount will be applied to one kit per month for the first two months of a new subscription.
  • Unless, your subscription (and the arrival of a fun new kit each month!) will automatically continue at the regular price of $19.95 a month.
  • Deadline to join is Wednesday, June 10, 2015; at 11:50 PM (Mountain Time).

Today’s the last day for Retiring Products…..Click the pic to go right to my online store and shop the items that remain!


And….today’s the last day to pick up those favorites from the Occasions Catalog…..see them here!


Shop the Clearance Rack here.

Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! Products – Join my Punkin Head Peppermint Rewards – My online customer thank you program!



May 30
124267: Basic Black 12″ x 12″ Cardstock

June 3
131264: Many Marvelous Markers

Date to be Determined
126397: Postage Due Clear Stamp Set
130354: Walk in the Wild Wood Stamp Set

The following items have been discontinued and are no longer orderable; only current backorders will be filled.

126422: Blooming with Kindness Clear Stamp Set
126747: Stippled Blossoms Clear Stamp Set
129499: Pleasant Poppies Clear Stamp Set



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