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Stampin’ Up! Better Together Seaside Shore Sympathy Card

Good morning, y’all – it’s Friday and it’s Veteran’s Day!  For many it’s a day off – please take a moment to reflect on the reason for the Holiday!  And if you see one – thank a Vet for the freedoms you enjoy today!  I saw a great sign on Facebook – it read “The flag does not fly because the wind blows it, it flies with the last breath of each Soldier who died protecting it.”  Very true – but add Sailor, Airman, and Marine!  Thank you one and all! 🙂

Finn’s had a busy couple of days – and learned a lesson or two.  Not all of them fun – but all of them necessary.  The other night (Wednesday now), he got a little closer to the ponies than he should have – and…got bonked.  Or stepped on.  We’re not entirely sure – I was leading Cerah and Wayne was pulling feed.  I know she didn’t kick him.  But he cried like he’d been shot.  Broke my heart. 🙁  He wasn’t hurt – just had a red spot by his nose.  He did, however, learn a lesson that every farm dog has to learn at some point – ya gotta watch out for the business end of the horses!  He was much less interested this morning in running in to try to grab a horse tail, I can tell you!

Still made me feel awful, even though I know it was the best kind of lesson.  Why was it a good lesson?  He didn’t get seriously injured and neither I nor Wayne had anything at all to do with it – it was all the pony and the dog.  So we didn’t “do” anything to him – he did it to himself.

Okay.  Yea.  Even knowing all that, I still feel bad. 🙁

On Thursday – he was over the trauma (other than his lack of interest in another close encounter!)….

A little breakfast (almost time for the stand to raise his bowl up, huh?), followed by a nap…

…and then a trip in the golf cart!

He’s not old enough to drive yet – not even in dog years!  I think he’d give it a shot, though, given the opportunity!

So, we made it thru the trauma of the “pony lesson” and recovered well.  All that’s left is a little pink area – just enough to make the mom feel bad every time she sees it. 😉

While he was recovering, I was making a special request Sympathy card.  No…not the Sitting Here stamp set this time.  This request was for a more religious card, with a Cross on it.  And with a seashore and shells theme.

So I pulled out the Seaside Shore, Better Together and the lovely Thoughts & Prayers stamp sets.  Added in a little Botanical Builder Framelits and Serene Scenery DSP and…take a look-see:

I started with a piece of the ocean-y paper in Serene Scenery as my card front.  The Cross is a piece of Crumb Cake card stock, stamped in Crumb Cake ink using the Hardwood background stamp.  I cut two pieces – 3/8″ wide each – and sponged them all over with more Crumb Cake.  For the longer piece, I snipped the “bottom” on a slight diagonal – I was planning ahead (for once!) to make it look like the Cross was dug into the sand.  Then I sponged the edges with Early Espresso.  A quick burnish on the back with my stylus gave each piece some depth and then I adhered the pieces together with Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue.

Before I stuck the Cross onto the card front, I pulled out the grasses image from the Wetlands stamp set and stamped it once in Crumb Cake on the card front.  Then I laid the Cross down – the way I planned it to go (kind of leaning) – and stamped the grasses again – going over the Cross.  That made it look like the grasses were growing up around it.

I wrapped a length of Kraft Rope Trim around the Cross, adhering it lightly with Liquid Glue, and then popped it onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I made a bunch of shells and starfish from the Seaside Shore stamp set.  I heat embossed shells in Copper and Gold Stampin’ Emboss Poweder. I stamped several in Bermuda Bay ink and then quickly sprinkled them with Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heated them up.  I also made some starfish, stamping them in Marina Mist and then sprinkling them with Clear emboss powder and heating them.  Then I fussy cut them all.

I also employed the Botanical Builder Framelits, cutting some tiny flowers in Very Vanilla, Pink Pirouette and Pool Party.  I added some Enamel Shapes – in Bermuda Bay, Marina Mist and Pool Party to the Very Vanilla flowers.

Once I had everything cut out, it was time to decorate the Cross!

I used Liquid Glue and small pieces of Stampin’ Dimensional and just added shells and flowers and starfish until it looked good!  At the bottom of the cross, I used my Crumb Cake Stampin’ Write Marker to add some “wet sand” to help it look like the Cross is buried.  Then I popped a shell and a starfish on it!

The sentiment, from Better Together, is stamped in Marina Mist, using my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig.  Then I didn’t like the color, so I went over it with my Bermuda Bay Stampin’ Write Marker.  I SNAILd the whole thing to a Bermuda Bay mat and the card front was done! 🙂

On the inside, I again used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to add the pretty sentiment from Thoughts & Prayers in Bermuda Bay to a Very Vanilla panel.  Then I added some Seaside Shore shells and starfish in Bermuda Bay and Marina Mist.

I SNAILd the panel to a Bermuda Bay mat and into my Crumb Cake card base, SNAILd the card front on, and the card was done!

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got more Seaside Shore shells and starfish on the front…

…and some Crumb Cake grasses from the Wetlands set on the flap.

Et Voila!  I am ridiculously pleased with the shell-encrusted Cross on the beach.  I think it turned out really well – and the woman who requested it was pleased as well.  So….bonus!  Hope you like! 🙂

Scroll on down for the card cuts and all the goodies you need to make this one 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 $10.00 in the 2015-16 Annual Catalog or the 2016 Holiday Catalog.  And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.

2017 Occasions and Sale-A-Bration Catalogs are Coming Soon!


Catalogs will be mailed out early to mid-December!  If you’re a Customer of mine or in my Online Host Club – you’ll automatically be receiving them both!  If not – there’s still time!  Place an order over $50 before shipping and tax thru my Online Store and you’ll be receiving your own copies, too! 🙂

Stitched Shapes Framelits Die Set and Matching Stamp Set Sale


These are new Circles, Ovals and Squares Framelits – 12 dies in all – that cut your shapes while simultaneously creating a hand-stitched look for your card-making projects! These will be “officially released” in the 2017-2018 annual catalog, but we get to buy them right now!

On top of that, SU! has a great 25% sale off coordinating stamp sets from 1 – 30 November! Click here to open up a PDF with the list of stamp sets that are on sale.  Or – you can go right to them in my Online Store….here! 🙂

And there’s more great news…although the 25% off stamps sets sale ends 30 November, you’ll still be able to get the Stitched Shapes Framelits after that date! Cool, huh? 🙂


  • Stitched Shapes Framelits available beginning today! (will continue to be available through the 2017-18 Annual Catalog!)
  • 1 – 30 November 2016: select stamp sets 25% off
  • Promotion Deadline (25% off select stamp sets): 30 November 2016, by 11:50 PM (MT)

Enjoy your day – and (if you’ve got one) your three-day weekend!

I’ll be back tomorrow – with a card that showcases some new Occasions and Sale-A-Bration products that will be available on 4 Jan!





Crumb Cake Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and fold at 5 1/2″); 3/8″ x 3″ (upright on Cross); 3/8″ x 4 3/8″ (crosspiece on Cross)

Bermuda Bay Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner)

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); Botanical Builder flowers; fussy cut shells and starfish

Serene Scenery DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front)

Pink Pirouette and Pool Party Card Stock:  Botanical Builder flowers

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Stampin’ Up! Wetlands Seaside Shore

Good morning!  It’s Friday.  Which is 3 days after I ordered my 2016 Holiday Catalog Pre-Order to arrive in 2 days.

So – guess what that means??  Yep – I’ve got a couple of teaser pictures for you.  I fought my instinct to tear into the box like my 10-year-old self would have torn into a Christmas present under the tree.  You know the one – the one that would somehow – magically! – contain a HORSE!?!

But – I thought of you and restrained myself.  See?

Holiday Pre-order box 1 - Stamps-N-Lingers
You know when you go to the grocery store, and you spend $200?  And you can put it in your car in 6 bags?  You know that feeling, right?  

Well – I’m not even going to tell you what that little ole box costs!  It never fails to amaze me how much stuff Stampin’ Up! can put in one little ole box! 😉

Check this:

Jar of Haunts - Stamps-N-Lingers
That’s Jar of Haunts – and guess what it coordinates with?  Yup – the Everyday Jars Framelits from the Annual Catalog.  Cute, huh?

Here’s a little something that I’m about as excited over as anything in the catalog…

Pine Bough TIEF - Stamps-N-Lingers
I do love pinecone things!  And so does my mom…  So – an embossing folder with a pine bough so works for me! 🙂

Here’s another lovely Christmas stamp set:

Star of Light - Stamps-N-Lingers
And one last shot of the whole box.  Cut I just like looking at it!

Holiday Pre-Order Box 2 - Stamps-N-Lingers
More to follow in the next few days and – spoiler alert! – tomorrow I’ll reveal the Stamps-N-Lingers 2016 Stampin’ Up! Holiday Shares!  

So get ready!

Now – on to the card for today!  This one is another special request card – from the same friend.  This one is for her friends who live in California – by the ocean, and recently had to put their Alaskan Malamute to sleep.  So, she needs a sympathy card.

I bought a couple of non-SU! stamp sets, cuz she asked to have Malamute images.  But I was really drawing a complete blank on what to do with them once I got them!

And then, in the middle of my massage – yes, I get a lot of good ideas in the middle of massages! – it came to me.




Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Perfectly Wrapped Seaside Shore

Last weekend in Savannah is in the books, folks!  This time next week I’ll be home and – hopefully! – unpacked and back in the home-groove!  And it’ll be August, for goodness sake! Can you even believe that??  I mean, the thermometer definitely knows it’s August, but darned if this year isn’t just flying by!  We just did some Christmas in July, but…it’s going to be Christmas-for-real really soon!

And speaking of which – next week is the deadline to be sure you’re on my list to get a free 2016 Holiday Catalog!  If you’ve placed a $50 or higher order with me in the past year, and you let me see who you are (you’ll know cuz I sent you an e-mail and an ordering gift!), then you’re in – you’ll be getting a catalog in the first half of August.  If you haven’t placed an order, this would be a good time – pick $5o or more of your favorite goodies and I’ll automatically put you on the mailing list! 🙂

Now – speaking of goodies.  The Seaside Shore stamp set, which I played with for today’s card, is what I’d call a “sleeper”.   When I first saw it, I wasn’t all that impressed.  I really couldn’t see me making much with it.  But, now that I’ve got it, and have made a few projects with it – I really really love it.  It’s just so much fun – especially when combined with the By The Shore DSP and the Seaside TIEF.  And for this one, I added a couple of sentiments from the Perfectly Wrapped set.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Seaside Shore Just Saying “Hey”!

Good morning, y’all!  By the time you read this post I’ll either be putting the last of my things into the Kia Soul that is my rental car (yes – that one.  You can drive this – or you can drive that.  The singing and dancing giant rapping hamsters) or I’ll be standing in the corner, arms crossed petulantly, lip poked out, glaring at everyone and no one. and stomping my foot whilst stating “No.  I won’t go.  You can’t make me.  I don’t waaaaaaannnnnnaaaaa!!”.

Since I am who I am – it’ll probably be the former.  But on the inside…the pouty me will still be stomping my foot!! 😉

I think I’ve mentioned I have a “business trip switch”.  Once it flips, I’m good-to-go.  Until then, I’m fighting it the whole way.  My switch hasn’t flipped as of Saturday night.  Let’s hope it gets on the stick or it’s going to be a really pissy drive to Savannah!

Duck Duck told me she was really going to miss me at lot.

Until I told her I’d chopped up an entire huge head of cabbage so she’d get it while I’m gone.

At that point she said….see ya. Wouldn’t wanna be ya!

At least, I’m pretty sure that’s what that particular squawkackel meant. 😉  Don’t bother Googling squawkackel…..

If you just came over from Amy’s blog – welcome!  Yes, this is the right spot – here comes the promised card!  This one uses the new Seaside Shore stamp set and the coordinating By The Shore DSP.  And some fussy cutting!  Take a look-see:

Seaside Shore Hey 4 - Stamps-N-Lingers
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Categories: Any Occasion, Everyday, For You, Friendship, Just Hello!, Ordering Special! | Tags: , , , , , , | 19 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Seaside Shore Jar of Love

UPDATE 28 Jun 16:  Hey folks – I just found out that this card was selected as a Hand Stamped Sentiments Artist Pick!  Whoo-hoo – and thanks to all the greta designers at HSS for selecting my card! 🙂  You can see the other winners right here!

Good Friday morning to y’all!  I hope your week has gone well and that you’ve got fun plans for the weekend!  Don’t be forgetting that Father’s Day is Sunday!

So this morning – Thursday morning that is! – I was sitting in the kitchen working on the computer and out of the corner of my eye I saw something sort of gallop by down below – right by the pond.  I glanced over and there was a small brown dog, kind of romping and stopping to smell the grass.  I jumped up and called Wayne – and we looked to see whose little dog was out there.

And then.  We realized.  It wasn’t a dog.  It was a FAWN!!  A teeny, tiny, spotty-bodied little fawn!  And just a little ways further up the pond was Mom.  And her TWIN!!  Oh.  My.  Goodness.


That’s them – the kids are getting a quick snack there.  That would be the world’s worst picture – hopefully we’ll see them again soon and I can get a better picture of them.  They’re just so stinkin’ cute!! 🙂

This is the first set of babies we’ve seen this year, so that was really exciting for us!

Anywho….card.  I made this fun little shaker card using the new Jar of Love stamp set and its coordinating Everyday Jars Framelits.  I added some Seaside Shore and a touch of Swirly Scribbles Thinlits die cuts.  Take a look-see:

Seaside Shore Jar of Love 4 - Stamps-N-Lingers

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