Posts Tagged With: Labeler Alphabet stamp set

Stampin’ Up! Labeler Petal Palette Heart Happiness

Friday at last!  Sheesh – these “long” weeks are a booger, aren’t they?? 😉

I’ve got a quick and easy card for you today – just in time for Valentine’s Day or…a friend’s anniversary!  I made it with the Heart Happiness and Petal Palette stamp sets, a little Petal Passion DSP and the Labeler Alphabet stamp set from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog.  Take a look-see:

I need this card in a couple of weeks, but the challenge from The Paper Players this week spurred me to make it now! Continue reading

Categories: Anniversary, Congratulations, Joining Special, Love, Special Promotions, Valentine's Day, Wedding | Tags: , , , , | 20 Comments

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. 😉

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! Carousels on the Beach!

Well, it’s Friday again – and it’s Friday before a three-day weekend!  Whoo-hoo!  As with all Friday’s before a long weekend – I have delusions of grandeur about all the things I just know I’ll get done.  And I bet I get….just a smidge over none of them done! 🙁  But.  I’m going to try!

So I know you guys have me figured out.  You probably suspect that I buy too many toys, beds, treats and anything else you can think of for my 4-legged children. Especially (at least right now), for Finn.  He’s got a more expensive bed in his kennel than I sleep on.  Yes – it’s a hand-me-down from Buck, but…still!

Finn has, of late, shown some…reluctance to go to bed.  I suspect he thinks he’s trustworthy enough to spend the night roaming at large.

For the record…he’s not.

But, he now trudges into the kennel, grudgingly taking the milk bone treat I give him, and then flinging himself down in disgust.  And if he sometimes flings himself in a way that leaves him obviously uncomfortable, well….he sucks it up until a decent amount of time has passed and he can re-arrange.  Saving face, as it were.

I completely meant to land this way…

Once he feels he’s made his point, he turns around, flops into his usual position and is asleep in a wink.  

And sleeps all night.  Dogalous goofalus. 🙂

So – my card.  A friend of mine is going thru a bit of a rough patch in her family, so I’m planning to send her a few SU! goodies to play with and a cheery card.  She’s a California girl – currently living in rain! – so I figured I’d go beach-y.  Day at the Beach, to be exact!  And it paired really well with some Cupcakes & Carousels Specialty DSP.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Cozy Critters Labeler Winter!

Happy Hawwmp Day, y’all!  Love how quick that comes in a 4-day week, don’t you?

Just a reminder – we call this a Bottom Line Up Front (BLUF) where I come from!  Today is the last day for Double Peppermint Rewards Points!  A lot of folks have taken advantage of this special – don’t you miss out, okay? 🙂

I spent this morning toting my kitchen-full of stuff that needed to be re-homed to the Goodwill!  Ah – feels good to get some of it gone, I have to say!  More to go, for sure, but…it’s a start, heh?

And my catalog share goodies arrived, so….there’s lots of cutting and snipping and wrapping in my near future!

One of the fun things that I got along with my shares – Stampin’ Rewards are a beautiful thing, aren’t they?! – is a little stamp set that caught my eye as soon as I opened the catalog.

Yea – it’s on the first page!

It’s the Cozy Critter host-exclusive stamp set – and I just love this little Owl!  I bought the Owl Builder Punch just as soon as I saw it – and grabbed the stamp set as soon as I could!  So that’s what I used today, along with my Labeler Alphabet stamp set.  Take a look-see:

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Categories: Everyday, Friendship, Just Hello!, Welome Winter | Tags: , , , , | 24 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Large Alphabet and Thoughtful Branches!

UPDATE:  Hey y’all – I was honored to discover that this card was selected as a CYCI Top 6 Pick!  Thanks to all the ladies at Can You CASE It for liking it enough to select it – there were a lot of wonderful cards submitted!  Please take a hot second can click here to head over and check them all out! 🙂

Good Tuesday to y’all!  Can you even believe it’s almost September?  We’re deep in the back-to-school whirlwind – well, some of y’all are, my horses and kitties are taking this decade off from school! 😉

But – September means two more big things!  Yep, you got it – it’s almost time for the Holiday Catalog to go live!!  Thursday morning you’re going to be able to order all the holiday goodies you’ve been drooling over for the past couple of weeks. 🙂

A sort of bad thing is that Thoughtful Branches is going away.  Tomorrow night!  I wanted to show you one last card that I’ve made with this bundle.  

You’ve seen it as a hydrangea!

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You’ve seen it as a sprig of flowers…

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You’ve seen it as a tree….Beautiful Thoughtful Branches Hearts 1 - Stamps-N-Lingers
Now – see it as….fruit!

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Right? 🙂

I played along with two challenges today.  The first is from the folks over at Can You CASE It, who challenged us with Back to School! Continue reading

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Stampin’ Up! Sneak Peek – Basket of Wishes and Cookie Cutter Halloween!

Happy Hawwmp Day, y’all!  Wednesday, signaling that we’re cresting the hill and getting ready to slide on into another weekend!  And – in the case of this Wednesday….is one week and a day from the kick-off of the 2016 Holiday Catalog ordering season.  I’m thinking about putting my Christmas tree up, just in solidarity!

Just kidding.  That would be crazy.


I do have a totally unrelated question?  Does anyone know how many times a week Bachelor in Paradise is on?  Appears to me to be on every night.  And…how many Bachelor spin-offs are there these days?  Bachelors of the Serengeti?  Bachelor on the Orient Express?  Bachelor VS Predator?  Bachelor – The Bores Awaken?

Thank goodness for Big Bang Theory – no matter how many times I watch it – it’s just flat funny! 🙂 Perfect background noise for blog typing!

My card for today showcases another couple of stamp sets coming to you soon in the Holiday Catalog.  Cookie Cutter Halloween and Basket of Wishes.  As I’ve mentioned before – both Cookie Cutter Halloween and Cookie Cutter Christmas use the fun Cookie Cutter Builder punch – which you’ll be able to purchase as a bundle with Cookie Cutter Christmas! 🙂

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I combined these with some Petals & Paisleys DSP and this is what I got.  Take a look-see:


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My layout came from the design sketch challenge #62 at Stamp Ink Paper.

SIP #62
I did a little something different with this card – I started with my Delightful Dijon card base and ran the front of it thru the Big Shot in the Petal Burst TIEF.  It’s a pretty enough folder that the de-bossed side – visible when you open the card – looks just as good as the front!  I wrapped a piece of the new-in-the-Annual-Catalog Mint Macaron 5/8″ Mini Striped Ribbon around the card – securing it in the front with a couple of Glue Dots.  That way the inside of the card still looks pretty when you open it! 🙂

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I SNAILd a piece of the Petals & Paisleys DSP to a Mint Macaron mat and SNAILd it directly to the card front.  Then I went ahead and made my sentiment, stamping the words in Cajun Craze ink using the Labeler Alphabet stamp set.  I snipped the word out and adhered them to the card front with Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue.

I cut a circle of Very Vanilla and a mat of Mint Macaron with two dies from the Circles Layering Framelits.  I used my Crushed Curry Stampin’ Write Marker to add some faux stitches, then I SNAILd them together and popped them on the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

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Using Crumb Cake ink, I stamped the basket and veggies images from Basket of Wishes on a piece of Very Vanilla card stock.  I used Blender Pens to color the image – using Crumb Cake for the basket, and Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron, Crushed Curry, Pear Pizzazz and Wild Wasabi for the vegetables.  Then I fussy cut the whole thing.  I did cut the leaves but I did not cut the little curly-do’s.  I mean, I’m good, but come on! 🙂  Using my stylus, I rounded the basket a little and set it aside.

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The little scarecrow dude from Cookie Cutter Halloween is also stamped in Crumb Cake ink on Very Vanilla.  He’s colored with Blender Pens and Mint Macaron, Tangerine Tango, Cajun Craze and Crushed Curry.  I punched him out with the Cookie Cutter Builder Punch and then adhered him to the card with some Liquid Glue and a Stampin’ Dimensional under his head.  Then I popped the basket over the top of him with Dimensionals.  And I added a couple of curly-do’s with my Crumb Cake Stampin’ Write Marker.  And that was it for the front of the card.

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On the inside, I added another little scarecrow – using the exact same coloring technique as the dude on the front – to the corner of a Very Vanilla Panel.

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I SNAILd it to a Mint Macaron mat and then into my Delightful Dijon card base, and the card was done!

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got one more Cookie Cutter Halloween scarecrow on the front…

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…and a custom envelope flap cover from another little bit of Petals & Paisleys DSP.

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Et Voila!  Yet another group of tempting goodies arriving soon in the Holiday Catalog!  Hope you like!

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


Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift – your choice of any item valued up to $8.00 in the 2015-16 Annual Catalog.

Thoughtful Branches Bundle

Time is Growing Short!

Check out our Pinterest board to see lots and lots of inspiration for using this great stamp set and Thinlits bundle! This one will only be around until the end of the month – so don’t miss out!  Get it right now!

Thoughtful Branches Photopolymer Set – Item 143539 – $27
Beautiful Branches Thinlits – Item 143538 – $31
Thoughtful Branches Bundle – Item 144328 – $52



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Catalog shares are a great way to get a sampling of all the new papers, ribbons and embellishments in a new Stampin’ Up! catalog.  I’ve got several options for you – check out the listing here – or head over to the 2016 Holiday Catalog Shares page to see all the new products in the shares, and to get signed up.  Deadline to get your name on my list is 28 Aug!

Go to my 2016 Holiday Catalog Shares page – here – to see all the goodies and get signed up!  Deadline to get on the list is 28 Aug!

It’s time to start using those Stampin’ Up! Bonus Days Coupons that you earned in July!  The coupons are valid on any type of order from now through the end of August.  Check my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page for more details! 🙂

Paper Pumpkin BOGO

Offer Dates: August 11–October 10, 2016

When you use promo code “BOGO” at, you’ll pay the regular price of $19.95 USD/$26.95 CAD and get your second month for FREE!  

If you subscribe with the promo code between now and September 10, you will pay full price for the September kit and get the October kit free. If you subscribe between September 11 and October 10, your first kit will be the October kit and you’ll get the November kit free!  Get all the details over on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page.

Hope you’re excited about the Holiday Catty going live – I know I am!

Tomorrow is Happy Stampers Blog Hop day – so be sure to check back to see all our projects! We’ll go live at 7am Eastern…




Only 8 days before I’ll be able to include links for all the goodies – like Cookie Cutter Halloween, Basket of Wishes and Petals & Paisleys DSP 


Delightful Dijon Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″)

Mint Macaron Card Stock: 3 1/4″ x 4 1/2″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2 1/2″ Scallop Circle (mat for art circle)
Very Vanilla Card Stock: 3 1/8″ x 4 3/8″ (inner liner); 2 3/8″ Circle (art circle); base for Basket of Wishes and Cookie Cutter Halloween

Petals & Paisleys DSP: 3 1/8″ x 4 3/8″ (card front)

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!

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Stampin’ Up! Large Numbers Guy Greetings Birthday Card

Late breaking news! I just found out the 4th-of-July card that I made with the Timeless Textures stamp set was selected as an Artist Pick at Hand Stamped Sentiments!  I want to thank the good folks at HSS for picking my card out of the really great cards that were submitted.  When you have a chance – go check them – and the other winners! – out, okay? You can click right here! If you want to see how I made this card, just click the picture! 🙂

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Happy Hawwmp Day (I checked the calendar – it’s for sure Wednesday!), y’all! 🙂  Which means the week is half over – which means there’s only two more work days ‘afore I get to head for the home-drome!  Of course that also means I should be busy packing my stuff back into the boxes and totes I brought it here in.  Or, for you grammarians….the boxes and totes in which I done brung it!

I have a quick – and sorta sad! – update about Duck Duck.  It appears that, although wild geese mate for life, if domestic geese do the same, well….it’s with other geese.  Appears they don’t stick with humans for good.

Duck Duck seems to have flown…well…waddled…the coop pond.

Yes – it’s true.  Or true as of the writing of this post.  Wayne took her her dinner and….she was gone.  He spied her back next door, where we believe she hails from…with two plain ole white geese.

The kind you’d put an apron on by your front porch.  Only…like…you know….real!

Guess she got her chopped cabbage and watermelon and duck crumbles and cracked corn and showers when it was hot and….sob….just….SOB….LEEEEEEEFFFFFFTTTTTT!!!! (I don’t know how to make a crying emoticon, so pretend there’s one of those right here!).

Maybe she just misses me so terribly that…no, Mary.  No.  You know what they say…if you love something, let it waddle away.  If it loves you back, she’ll return.


Give me a minute to collect myself.


Okay.  I’m good.  I’m pulling up my big girl panties and getting on with my life.

Today’s card is kind of a fun one – I actually chuckled out loud while I was making it (before Wayne called, that is).  I played with a couple of challenges – and let me show you the first one before I show you the card.

Just Us Girls had a photo challenge.  JUGS #353 was all about golf.

JUGS #353 Sketch
So – I used some of the Large Number and Large Letter Framelits.  And some Labeler Alphabet.  And I made a Guy Greetings kinda card.  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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Stampin’ Up! Happy Father’s Day – Love, Swirly Bird!

Happy Father’s Day to all the father’s out there in blog-land.  Thank you for everything you do! 🙂

Today’s card is special-made for a friend of mine – he’s the father of the twins I talk about every once in a while in my posts.  And he’s a good man.  Who loves the ocean and sailing.  So…I tapped Swirly Bird and the coordinating Swirly Scribbles to make a nautical, sailing themed card.  The fun Labeler Alphabet set lent a hand, too.  Take a look-see:

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I started with a piece of my fave Canson 90lb Cold-Pressed Watercolor paper and my Aqua Painter to make a quick sky and sea background.  Using Pacific Point ink, which I picked up from the ink pad lid with the Aqua Painter, I made a wash – darker at the top and getting a little lighter until I got down to where the “ocean” started.  Then I darkened it up again.  To the ocean, I also swept in some Bermuda Bay ink.  Then I hit it with my Heat Tool to quickly dry it. Continue reading

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Stampin’ Up! Banners & Badges Labeler Thanks!

Mornin’, y’all – half way thru the week and the livin’ is easy!  My catalog shares are on their way to their new owners – I know they’re excited to get them!  My kitchen looks more like a kitchen and less like a craft paper and ribbon crime scene.  And I have a bunch of new toys tools to play with!

One of those new tools I got on Sunday from Miss Amy.  She’s always giving us fun new things – she’s the very bestest upline EVER!!  So – I used the new Banners & Badges stamp set, along with the Best Badge Punch (I got it free cuz of Amy – but you can get it bundled for 10% off!).  And I added in some of the new Labeler Alphabet stamp set.  Take a look-see:

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I played along with The Paper Players color challenge this week.  Challenge #299: Continue reading

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