Posts Tagged With: hand made card

Stampin’ Up! Pretty Kitty Hello!

Good morning, y’all – I hope you had a great – and safe! – holiday weekend!  We certainly enjoyed our day with our friends – eating some ribs and potato salad and watermelon.  And homemade strawberry ice cream sundaes!  Mmmm!

Speaking of watermelon….even Duck Duck and the ponies got some!  Duck Duck dove into her corn and Duck Crumbles as usual – but then took a little break to eat some lettuce we’d given her.  And to work on the watermelon.  She kept moving from treat to treat.  It was a veritable Goose Feast! 🙂  What a country!!

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Stampin’ Up! Happy 4th and Some Blog Candy!


So….I made a card for today.  A “Christmas in July” themed card.

Got it all done.

Took pictures.

Started to get the pictures ready for blogging.

And decided I didn’t like it.  Not even a little.

Okay – well.  Maybe a little tiny bit.

But I got carried away with the Silver Dazzling Details.  Trying to make “snow”.  And I ran out of day to change it up!

Sooooooo – I decided I wouldn’t waste your Holiday day telling you how to make a card I’m just not that happy with.

Instead – I opted to skip straight to the Blog Candy! 🙂

I know you’re crushed, but I’ll have a card for tomorrow.  One whose face I can show to the blog-i-shere! And who doesn’t like a little blog candy? That’s kind of like Christmas in July anyway.

Here’s what’s up for grabs.

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Stampin’ Up! Serene Summer Sunshine Birthday!

Well, on this Sunday of the three-day 4th of July holiday, it’s become apparent that I am in competition for the attention of my husband.

Yes.  There’s another woman.  And she has a long and graceful neck, a buxom and curvaceous body and she glides smoothly to and fro.  And she’s pushy.  She makes no attempt to hide her love for him – completely disregarding me or any prior claim I might think I have.

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Yup.  Duck-Duck is in love.  She thinks Wayne is the bee’s knees.  The cat’s meow.  The bringer and giver of corn!

It cracks me up.  She’s started meeting us at the barn in the morning and the evening, now.  She likes the grass around the barn and appears to enjoy grazing “with” us while we sit and drink our coffee and wait for the horses to finish their breakfast.  If I get up and go in the barn, she’s fine.

But – should Wayne get out of sight…she gazes longingly into the tackroom – calling him oh-so-coquetishly.  Well – it’s really a pretty strident demand for his return!  When he does come back – she goes right back to her snacking and all is well in goose-land.

She looooooooovvveeessss him!  I’m waiting for her to be at the back door in the mornings – waiting for her one true love to appear. 🙂

Anywho – enough about the unrequited and misguided love life of Duck-Duck….Goose.  And on to the card for today!

This card is a birthday card that uses the fun Sunshine Sayings bundle and a little bit of the Serene Scenery DSP Stack.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Swirly Celebration!

Good morning, good morning!  As we head into this three-day weekend to celebrate the birth of our nation, I figured I’d share a quick and easy, patriotic-themed card with you.  And since I know you’re getting ready to head out of town, or get to the grocery store to buy ingredients for the cook-out on Monday…I’ll get right to it! 🙂

I used the Swirly Scribbles Framelits and some silvery stars and the Thoughtful Banners bundle – along with the Lucky Stars TIEF.   Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Vertical Blooms & Bliss!

Happy Friday, y’all!  And it’s the Friday before a 3-day weekend, so….yeah!!! 🙂  Do you all have plans to celebrate the birth of our great nation?  Does it include homemade ice cream??  Corn-on-the-cob?  Watermelon?!

Whatever your plans – have fun.  Enjoy your families.  But, please.  Please.  Be careful.  Pay attention to what’s going on around you.  Just sayin’.  We shouldn’t be afraid.  But we don’t have to be goofy, either.

That concludes this public safety announcement!

Shall we talk about a card, maybe – since that’s really why you stopped by?  Fair enough – let’s git it.

I used the pretty new Blooms & Bliss DSP for this one today – no particular reason other than it’s so pretty!  And I paired it up with the Vertical Greetings stamp set.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Last Call for June Special Promotions!

This is my second post of the day. 🙂 If you’re looking for the card I shared for the Happy Stampers Blog Hop – check it right here!

Just a reminder that today is the last day to get in on the June Specials from Stampin’ Up!

Join today and you’ll get an extra TWO FREE stamp sets in your Starter Kit!  Read on for details on this and the Extra Stampin’ Rewards special.  Hope to chat with you soon! 🙂 Continue reading

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

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:

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! Live, Love, Grow!

So….guess what day it is?!? 😉


You know it!


And – it’s almost the end of June.

Which means two things:

  1. The Stampin’ Up! June promotions (Extra Stampin’ Rewards AND Two Free stamp sets for new recruits) are ending…in a blink! and…
  2. It’s practically Christmas!

Yes, you heard that right.  You’re going to go to bed tonight and then it’s going to be…like…Christmas!

Okay.  Maybe not quite that quick, but….not too far off.  Next thing you know I’ll be sending out the 2016 Holiday Catalog! 🙂  Watch for more on that.

On to today’s card.  This one uses the pretty stamp set called Live, Love, Grow.  I love the images in this set!  And then I added a few butterflies from Papillon Potpourri! Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Best Birds Sympathy Card

Well, as Tuesday dawns – so does the need for a sympathy card.  I hate that it’s so, but…  this one happens to be for the loss of a pet – an older dog who’d “had a good life” with his parents and “knew he was loved”.  But those are the platitudes offered by folk who don’t understand the hole that’s left in our lives when they leave – after all, he was “just a dog”.

But – those of us who know – and I suspect the folks that read this blog are those very people – we understand.  It’s a time to grieve.  And a time to offer unqualified sympathy.

So, I made a card.  I didn’t emphasize the “pet” loss.  Just the need to send my thoughts and sympathy.  I employed the new Best Birds bundle – with the stamp set and the Birds & Blooms Thinlits.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Everyday Jars and Jars of Thanks!

Hey ya’ll – exciting news!  This card was selected as a Design Team Pick over at Can You CASE It!!  Whoo-hoo!  Thanks to all the ladies at CYCI – and thanks to Kim for selecting my card.  You can click here to see all the winning picks!! 🙂


Monday again, heh?  Once again, the weekend has flown by and we’re back in the work week.  At least this one will count us down to – for a lot of us! – a three day weekend!  I know it’s bad to wish your life away, but…three days off is always worth a “Yeah”!

So, my card for today uses one of my favorite new bundles – the Jar of Love bundle.  With that one, you get the Jar of Love Photopolymer stamp set and the coordinating Everyday Jars Framelits.  And boy do you get a lot of images and sentiments and fun things to cut out when you buy this bundle!  So many ways to use it and so many fun projects to make.  I paired the bundle with a few of the dies in the Flourish Thinlits set.  Take a look-see:

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