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Stampin’ Up! Wood Rose Wonder Sympathy Card

Mornin’, y’all! Hope your day has dawned bright and clear! Had a nice – if incredibly short!! – visit with my friends last night.  The got a late start coming from Florida, ran into a giant traffic accident that lost them a couple of hours, and arrived here at about 730 – having to leave to meet friends at the airport at 830.  So…whirlwind visit indeed.  But still time for the two kids to pet the horses, feed them peppermints, meet Finn (who was gobsmacked and thrilled by the tiny humans at his house!), ride around the back pasture with me on the 4-wheeler and sit in the Bobcat for a while.  And then they were gone! 😔  Hopefully they’ll come back when they can “have 3 sleepovers”.  

And waffles for breakfast!

So – my card for today is for a more somber occasion.  Another friend just lost his daughter from complications from COPD.  Same age as I am.  Very sad.  I obviously needed a card to send.   I decided to use the beautiful Rose Wonder stamp set and coordinating Rose Garden Thinlits and I paired them with the Wood Textures DSP.    Take a look-see:

I wanted a card that had a rustic element – they’re horse people like us – but some femininity, too.  

I chose a wood pattern in the Wood Textures DSP that has a gray hue to it for my card front.  Using the large die in the Rose Garden Thinlit die set, I cut out my focal point from some Smoky Slate card stock and used Liquid Glue to adhere it to the panel.

Then I repeated the die cut two more times – once from Blushing Bride and once from Powder Pink card stock (avail 1 June).  Using various pieces of the die cut, I adhered them into the large flower with little dabs of Liquid Glue.

I used one of the sentiments in the Rose Wonder stamp set and stamped it in Basic Black Archival Ink in the corner of the panel and SNAILd it to a piece of Powder Pink card stock.  Now – full disclosure here.  I’m not exactly sure where my brain was – but I cut the panel to 4 7/8″ long (instead of 5 1/8″) – and didn’t realize it until right at this point in the construction of the card! 😳

I decided that, instead of starting completely over, I’d….call an audible.  Which means I made my card base a little smaller than normal.  So it’s like A2-lite sized!

On the inside, I stamped a second Rose Wonder sentiment in Basic Black Archival Ink on a Whisper White panel.  Over that, I added the small flower from Rose Wonder in stamped-off-once Powder Pink ink (avail 1 June).  You can barely see it in the picture!

I SNAILd the panel to a Powder Pink mat and into my Smoky Slate card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got a few more of the Rose Wonder flowers in full-strength Powder Pink ink on the front…

…and I used a little more of the Wood Textures DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Pretty quick and easy – more persnickety than anything, with the paper-piecing of the rose.  But worth it, I think, for the pretty result.  I love the rose against the woodgrain!!  I see a great year with this Wood Textures DSP Stack!!  Hope you like! 😊




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Smoky Slate Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 10 1/2″ (card stock, scored and folded at 5 1/4″); Rose Garden Thinlit die cut rose

Powder Pink Card Stock (avail 1 June): 4″ x 5″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); Rose Garden Thinlit die cut rose

Whisper White Card Stock; 3 7/8″ x 4 7/8″ (inner liner)

Blushing Bride Card Stock:  Rose Garden Thinlit die cut rose

Wood Textures DSP Stack (1 June): 3 7/8″ x 4 7/8″ (card front); envelope flap

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Finn-Fan Fix…

Okay, y’all.  I’m going to show you a picture.

Please do not be afraid.

This is my new dog.


Right??  Scary as can be, isn’t he?

Of course, he’s smiling!  It’s something he (and his sister, actually.  And his mother!!) just…do!  It’s a submissive gesture.  

But I was spot on with the camera, and…Cujo!!

Pretty good for an iPhone, huh?!? 🙂

He was so excited to see them.  We did keep him on the leash for a bit, cuz he outweighs both of the tiny humans and we feared in his exuberance (and desire to herd them around!) that he’d knock them down.

Once he chilled a little, we let him loose.  

He likes tiny humans!!  They pick up sticks!!  And they RUN all over the place (moms don’t run around near enough)!!!  He had a big time and was sad when they left.

He’s conked out now while I’m writing.  

Herding kids is hard work!  Almost as hard as herding cats!



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Stampin’ Up! Rose Garden Wonder for the Happy Stampers Blog Hop

Mornin’, y’all –  it’s Thursday and that means it’s Blog Hop Day!  Today is a color challenge – and it was, for me, a true “challenge”!  Hang on a sec and you’ll see.  Our whole team is in on the hop today, so…please take a minute to check them all out, okay? 🙂

Our challenge today was to use Basic Black, Whisper White and Sahara Sand:


I stewed a bit on how to make this card and deal with this particular set of colors.  I’ve used Sahara Sand as my primary color in the past, but for some reason it stymied my today.  I finally just did some thumbing thru my DSPs and I stumbled upon the Timeless Elegance DSP.  Black, White, Sahara Sand.  That’s it!  So, that helped.

Then I gravitated towards the Rose Garden thinlit – it just sort of says “elegant” to me, so I figured I’d stick to the theme.  And, of course, the coordinating Rose Wonder stamp set, chock full of beautiful sentiments, sat ready to help me out.  So…when I put them all together, here’s what I came up with!  Take a look-see:

Rose Garden Thoughts and Prayers 3 - Stamps-N-Lingers

And it’s pretty darned easy to make, too!  I started by cutting two of the large die cuts from the Rose Garden Thinlits – one each in Basic Black and Whisper White.  I’d love to tell you it’s cuz I knew right off the bat what my plan was for the card, but in fact I was not at all sure!  I’d thought I’d use the white on the outside, but…well.  As you can see, that’s not where it ended up! Continue reading

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Stampin’ Up! Rose Wonder Watercolor Beautiful Blessing

Happy Friday!  I’m peering at you thru the miasma of yellow-green-pine-pollen-plogged eyeballs!  The world has become a yellow fog here in the South.  Just about the time the temps rose back into the I-want-the-windows-open range, too.  But you just can’t do it – or that crud will be all over everything.  So…we hunker in our “air tight pollen resistant” houses and glare resentfully outside.  Waiting.  Waiting.  Hoping there’ll be a few days – weeks would be better – between the end of Pollen Season and the start of Hot Humid Season.

And keeping the rescue inhaler in the pants pocket! 🙂

So, today’s card is a spring-y card, again (no, I didn’t use any yellow embossing powder….), that uses the Rose Wonder Suite – which includes the bundled Rose Wonder stamp set and Rose Garden Thinlits!  And I did a little watercoloring today with my Aqua Painter.  Take a look-see:

Rose Wonder Beautiful Blessing 1 - Stamps-N-Lingers

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Stampin’ Up! Rose Wonder Sympathy for the Happy Stamper’s Blog Hop


Welcome welcome – to another edition of the Happy Stampers weekly Blog Hop!  This week we all worked with some lovely colors – Rose Red, Whisper White and Gold!

12301543_1305619832797922_1745474301327676133_nI hope that you’ll take a little time today – maybe get a cuppa something warm (and a cookie!)  – and settle back to peruse all the pretty projects our Happy Stamper ladies have made for you today. 🙂

My share uses the wonderful new Occasions bundle with the Rose Wonder stamp set and Rose Garden Thinlits ($49.25 for the bundle, a savings of 15%).  I made a sympathy card – for my friends in Atlanta.  They’ve lost too many of their 4-legged kids this past few months.  But, here’s the thing.  You could oh-so-easily make this exact card, minus one tiny element, and it would be a lovely sympathy card for any human person need!  Take a look-see:

Rose Wonder Sympathy 1 - Stamps-N-Lingers

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