Posts Tagged With: Sitting Here stamp set

Stampin’ Up! Better Together With Sunshine Wishes

Mornin’, y’all!  Hope your week is going well!

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So my card for today is another sympathy card – this time for a friend of my friends’ parents.  He recently lost his Jack Russel Terrier.  I don’t know much about the gentleman, but I suspect he lived alone with his dog in the retirement community.  So – doubly sad.  And it meant I needed a card masculine enough to suit a man, but sentimental enough to suit the occasion.

Now – I don’t have a stamp for every breed of dog, so I can’t completely personalize a card.  But, I pulled out the sleeping dog in the Sitting Here stamp set, combined it with a little bit of Sunshine Wishes die cuts and new Wood Textures DSP.  The Better Together stamp set lent the sentiments.  Take a look-see:

I started with a piece of the Wood Textures DSP Stack paper and, using the sleeping dog image in the Sitting Here stamp set, I stamped the dog all over the panel in Soft Suede ink that I stamped off once on scrap paper before I stamped the panel.  

One might say it was…ghosted.

Bad form, Mary.  Bad form.

Then I inked up the sentiment from Better Together with Versamark Ink and, using my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to position it, stamped it in the bottom corner.  I sprinkled it with Copper Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heat embossed it.

I used the heart die in the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits set to cut a heart from a piece of white-washed DSP in the Wood Textures stack and one from Copper Foil.

Next I made my embellishment from a length of 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon and one of new 1/4″ Copper Trim (avail 1 June).  I folded both pieces over once, layered the Copper Trim on the Burlap and stapled them together with my Handheld Stapler.  Then I used Liquid Glue to adhere the ribbons to the panel.

I used more Liquid Glue to adhere my two Sunshine Wishes hearts to the panel over the ribbon.  Finally, I made a small bow from the 1/4″ Copper Trim and adhered it with a Glue Dot.  I SNAILd the panel to a Copper Foil mat and the card front was done!

On the inside, I used a piece of the whitewashed paper in the Wood Textures Stack as my inner liner, stamping a second sentiment from Better Together in Soft Suede in the middle.  Down in the corner, I stamped my Sitting Here dog in Chocolate Chip, covered him with a sticky note mask that I’d carefully stored in my stamp case for just such an occasion, and stamped his dog bed over top with Soft Suede.  I used my Sahara Sand and So Saffron Stampin’ Write Markers to color the bed, and added some JRT-like spots on the dog with my Soft Suede Marker.

I SNAILd the panel to my Copper Foil Mat and into my….no.  Wait.  What I did next was use my Heat Tool to loosen up the SNAIL so I could pull the panel off the mat.  Cuz….I’d made a portrait inner liner for my landscape card. 👀

I pulled it off, re-did the inner liner (the right way this time!), SNAILd it to it’s Copper Foil mat and into a Tranquil Tide card base (avail right now in the Eastern Palace Premier Bundle!!).  Then I popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got my Sitting Here JRT-like dog on the front…

…and I added a bit more of the whitewash Wood Textures DSP to the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I think – hope! – this will fill the bill.  I discovered that a card to express sympathy for the loss of pet – for a MAN – is a lot harder than I expected.  Hope he likes it – and I hope you like it, too!

TTFN

Mary


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STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:   

The Tranquil Tide card stock is available now in the Eastern Palace Card Stock pack.  The Wood Textures DSP Stack and 1/4″ Copper Trim will be available 1 June.


CARD CUTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:

Tranquil Tide Card Stock (avail now!): 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card stock, scored and folded at4 1/4″)

Copper Foil: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); Sunshine Wishes die cut heart

Wood Textures DSP Stack (avail 1 June); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); Sunshine Wishes die cut heart; envelope flap

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Finn-Fan Fix…

I’m pretty sure he’s checking that Bo’s stall is latched.

Or he’s asking him “Why the long face?”

Either is equally plausible. 😏

TTFN

M

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Stampin’ Up! Sitting Here in a Mediterranean Moment

Well, good morning!  I’m typing this on Friday evening, as we sit in eager (?) anticipation of the arrival of Winter Storm Helena to the south.  My entire office was closed today in Huntsville as were all of the schools.  Here in GA, they sent everyone home early.  No doubt to swing by the grocery store to get the obligatory 25 loaves of bread and 37 gallons of milk!

We refrained from a grocery run, but did have to go buy a few bags of feed for the Old Man.  So…we took Finn-Chewie with us.  I kind of didn’t want to, cuz the last time we went he resembled a bass at the end of the leash.  Completely whack.  So I almost took the easy way out and left him here.  But, as Wayne pointed out, he’ll never figure it out if we never take him.

Dang – I hate when he’s all logical and right like that!!

Well.  Apparently the work Finny and I have been doing in the mornings – on the leash, with training treats and the clicker – are paying off!!  He was very very good!  Perfect?  Oh, no – not even.  But…under control.  Looked like a dog not a fish!  Even did some stay-come-heel work.  It wasn’t easy for him – lots of people he was sure wanted to pet him….but.  He kept it together! I was very very proud.

He was a little surprised that I had so little faith…

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When I got home, I whipped up a little card to share, using the pretty new stamp set called Mediterranean Moments.  This one was created by Susan Nygaard – when she hit a Million Dollars in Sales!  When I hit a million – my stamp set’s going to have a Haflinger and an Aussie – and not cartoon ones, either!  Pretty ones – like in this set!

I used a nice little sentiment from the Sitting Here stamp set, and put it all together with some of the Falling in Love DSP.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Sitting Here Under a Sheltering Tree for the Happy Stampers Blog Hop

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Mornin’, y’all –  welcome to another edition of the Happy Stampers Blog Hop.  We all played with a fun sketch – and I know there are going to be a lot of great projects for you to see this week, so….be sure to check out all the offerings of the Ladies-Who-Hop!  

First off – here’s the sketch….

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And my card also plays along with the Global Design Project #59 – a Theme challenge.

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I actually did my card this week so early that I had to warn the other ladies – I was afraid the shock of getting my link early (heck – even just on time!) would send them into some sort of seizure or…something!  I did that cuz of this little trip to Hunstville, that I’m on even as I type my post.

The boys are at home doing…boy stuff…while I’m here.  I’d be lying if I said it was awful to be away for a minute.  To be sure, I love my husband and Finn and the cats and ponies.  But.  A short little trip away – short being the operative requirement! – is never amiss.  I arrived in decent time, am at a nice hotel, had my favored Vietnamese for dinner (will probably have it tomorrow night, too – yum!), I’m watching one of my fave movies (The Proposal, with hottie Ryan Reynolds and the ever gorgeous and funny Sandra Bullock.  And Betty White!) and typing a little something to my friends.  And I’ll be back home on Friday!  Yup.  What’s not to love?! 🙂

So – the card I got done so early is a Sympathy Card that I made for my friend to give to a lady with two dogs.  She asked for the Sitting Here bench, a yellow lab, and a scruffy little black and brown dog.  So…I pulled out Sitting Here, Sheltering Tree, Bella & Friends, and the Better Together stamp set for the sentiment.  Take a look-see:

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I started by adding the Sheltering Trees to a Very Vanilla panel.  I stamped the tree trunks in Soft Suede, then used the Baby Wipe technique to add the leaves.  Onto my Baby Wipe, I dropped lots of drops of Old Olive, Cajun Craze and Crushed Curry ink from my refills.  Then the Baby Wipe became my “ink pad”.  I stamped the leaves twice on each tree.  At first I was afraid the colors were a bit muddy – but then I looked outside and saw….those exact leaves…in those exact colors…on the trees.  So I went with it!

I added a grass swath in Old Olive under the trees – even though I knew it would get mostly covered by the rest of the images.

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I made a “frame” around the panel with my Simply Scored board – adding two scored lines all the way around.  Then I added the sentiment from Sitting Here in Early Espresso at the bottom of the panel.

To make my images, I stamped them all on Very Vanilla, with the intent to fussy cut them.  First I stamped the sleeping dog from Sitting Here in Soft Suede and colored him with Delightful Dijon, using the Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush.  Then I laid a sticky note mask over the dog and stamped the basket in Soft Suede.  It, too, was colored with the Clear Wink brush, using Crumb Cake Ink.  Then I fussy cut the whole thing.

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Bella – I used the image with Bella nose-to-nose with the turtle (but the turtle lost out – next time!) – is stamped in Soft Suede and colored with a combination of Crumb Cake and Early Espresso (I had a photo of the lady’s second dog, so I tried to color Bella as close as I could).  Once he was all colored up – I fussy cut him as well.

The bench, stamped in Soft Suede and colored with Crumb Cake and Cajun Craze for the cushion, and then fussy cut, was the final piece.  Well – except for a couple of pillows that I stamped in Soft Suede and colored with a few Stampin’ Write Markers.  I also rounded them up a bit with my stylus.

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Once everything was cut out, I started building the scene.  I adhered Bella first with Liquid Glue, then the bench.  Over that, I popped the sleeping pup with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Lastly, I added the pillows, also with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Then I SNAILd the whole thing to a Crushed Curry mat and the card front was done!

On the inside, I stamped the sentiment from Better Together in Early Espresso on a Very Vanilla panel.  I repeated the double scored lines and then stamped the flower pot from Sitting Here in the corner in Soft Suede.  I colored the flowers and leaves with various Stampin’ Write Markers.

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I SNAILd the panel to a Crushed Curry mat and into my Cajun Craze card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

My Medium Very Vanilla Envelope got my non-SU! lab stamp in Soft Suede, colored with Delightful Dijon.  I also added a second image of Bella in Soft Suede, and tried to repeat the coloring I’d used on the inside…

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…and on the envelope flap I added the Sitting Here flower pot, coloring it the same way that I did the one on the inside of the card.

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Et Voila!  I like this little scene of the dogs with the Sitting Here bench under the fall-shrouded Sheltering Trees.  I hope the recipient recognizes the attempt to portray her dogs! And – I hope you like! 🙂

Now that you’ve seen my card, please take a little time to visit all the Happy Stampers Team blogs today!

If you click on the Next Blog button, you’ll go right to Jari Francis’ page.  And you can just click on the names below to go direct to all the blogs!

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Amy Koenders

Mary Deatherage – YOU ARE HERE!

Jari Francis

Kristi Gray

Jaime Babarczy

Have fun on the Hop!

TTFN

Mary


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STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT   


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

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

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

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/4″ (card front and inner liner); Sitting Here and Bella & Friends images

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! Sitting Here Just Sending the Greatest Greetings!

Good Friday, y’all!  Welcome to the last day of September!  And, for a minute, it’s going to be Fall!  It’s lovely here today!

Funny story. Well – not really funny ha-ha, more like funny you’ve-got-to-be-kidding-me!

Remember this card?
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Right.  Yesterday, I printed out my shipping label (gotta love Click-and-Ship from the Post Office).  Then I carefully wrapped a little gift up in tissue, wrote my little note to my friend and his wife on my cute little card, and stuck it in my Small Flat Rate box.  Then I zipped up to the mailbox and stuck it in there with a couple of other packages.  Plenty of time for the post to run.  Congratulating myself all the way.

Last night, as I was getting ready for bed, I happened to glance at the printer.  On it was a USPS label.

To my friend.  In Wisconsin.  I stared at it stupidly for a moment, trying to figure out why there was a label to Len on the printer.

You already know – right?

Yup.  I mailed the little box with no postage.

Or address.

Or return address.

Nada.  Zip.  Zilch.  Nutin’.

Which means they can’t even return it to me.  I called the PO this morning.  Unless my mail lady happens to have looked at it when she got back to the Post Office, and remembered where she’d picked it up, and remembered to put it in her truck this morning….my little box has gone to the dead letter office.  Of which there is one.  One.  In the entire country!

My little box is sitting next to the thousands of letters to Santa and the Tooth Fairy.  Probably never to be seen again. 🙁

Sigh….I guess I’ll give it a day or two and then re-make the card and try again!

My brain….what in the world!??!

For today, though, no duplicate card.  Well…that’s not entirely true.  You see, I made another card for my friend, this time a Get Well card.  She just loves the Sitting Here stamp set and requests it every time!  I’m maybe going to have to tell her it did a Note 7 on me…

🙂

Too soon?  Sorry.

Anywho – I made her card with the Sitting Here swing (converted to a bench) and the dog in his bed.  I added some Petals & Paisleys DSP and a couple of sentiments from the Greatest Greetings stamp set.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Sitting Here with a Flourish!

Welcome back, folks – hope you enjoyed the Weekend Time Warp!  We actually had rain on Sunday!  It was wonderful – a little more than had been predicted, along with some lightning.  We sure do need it.  We could really use it every day for a week straight!

So here’s a thing.  You guys know I’ve been talking – sort of obscurely – about a dog.  You know we lost our guy last summer.  You know my hubby isn’t ready for another dog.

But, here’s the thing – I found one at a rescue that I thought might just be perfect!  He’s a 6 year old Aussie named Roy.  Wayne actually said – Ok – when I told him I wanted to get some more info.

My foot’s in the door, folks! I sent the application in – it was the only way to get said more info.

Then I went to dinner at my friend’s house.  And got an e-mail from the rescue.  Roy’s being adopted this weekend.

Waaaaahhhh.  I didn’t even know I wanted him until yesterday and now I’m super bummed cuz I can’t have him.  Waaaaaahhhhh! 🙁 🙁 🙁

I guess I just have to keep looking.  Foot – in door!

Now – my card for today.  It’s another sympathy card for my friend – the one I made last weekend (as I suspected) didn’t answer the mail.  She really really wanted the Sitting Here swing on the card.  That’s a really popular image, don’t you know?  So – I made another stab at it, with her requested sentiments from the Better Together stamp set.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Sitting Here with Birthday Blossoms!

Hey, ya’ll!  Hope your weekend is going well!  I managed to get all my Holiday Catalog Shares cut up, packaged and mailed yesterday.  And bought feed for the Big Horse.  So I felt pretty proud of my accomplishments!

I hope you’ll all spend a few moments today….Remembering.  We must never ever forget….

Today, I bring you another special request card – one for a birthday.  This will go to a lady who has…a husky!  So, I pulled out my non-Stampin’ Up! husky stamp.  And I added it to a Sitting Here swing, a little bit of Live, Love, Grow and a Birthday Blossoms sentiment.  The swing was ask for specifically!  Take a look-see:

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I based my layout – albeit loosely! – on this week’s Freshly Made Sketches design.  FMS #253:

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I began the card with a Rich Razzleberry panel, that I turned into some designer paper with the help of the Touches of Texture stamp set.  Using the flower outline image, I stamped all over the panel in Rich Razzleberry ink, creating a tone-on-tone effect.  Then I matted it on Copper Foil.

My central art is a piece of Canson 90lb Cold-Pressed Watercolor paper.  I did some masking here to get the “scene”.  Remember, when you do masked layers, you first stamp the images in the foreground, and move to the back.

So, I first stamped my husky in Basic Gray Archival Ink.  Next came the Sitting Here flower pot, which I stamped in Crumb Cake.  I covered both images with sticky note masks and then added the swing in Early Espresso.

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I colored the husky with Smoky Slate ink, using my Aqua Painter.  Then I used my Clear Wink of Stella to color the flower pot in Soft Suede and the swing in Crumb Cake.  Stampin’ Write markers – in Old Olive, Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry and Blushing Bride – colored the flowers.

Across the top, I stamped the two…frond?….images from Live, Love, Grow in Old Olive and then used my Clear Wink of Stella to blend the color together.  I wanted some tiny flowers to strew around the foliage – like it was a pergola – so I pulled out my Tree Builder Punch and cut several in Blushing Bride and the Watercolor Paper.  I used my stylus to round them up into flower shapes and then added some Enamel Shapes – Daffodil Delight in the Blushing Bride flowers and Rich Razzleberry in the Watercolor paper flowers.  They’re adhered with Liquid Glue.

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I stamped a square pillow image from the Sitting Here stamp set in Island Indigo on watercolor paper.  Then I colored it with Daffodil Delight and a little Old Olive, using Stampin’ Write Markers.  I fussy cut it and rounded it some with my stylus, then I popped it on the swing with a double thickness of Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I matted the art on Copper Foil and SNAILd it to the card front.

My sentiment is from Birthday Blossoms, stamped in Rich Razzleberry on Watercolor Paper and bannerized with my Banner Triple Punch.  

I used Liquid Glue to adhere it over a stack of 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon, and two shapes in Copper Foil and Old Olive, cut with my Swirly Scribbles Thinlits.

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I added another Blushing Bride flower, and the card front was done! 🙂

On the inside, I added another Sitting Here flower pot to a piece of Very Vanilla card stock and colored it with my Clear Wink of Stella and the same Stampin’ Write Markers I’d used on the front.

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I SNAILd it to Copper Foil and then into my Blushing Bride card base.  The card front is popped on with Stampin’ Dimenionals to complete the card.

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got a repeat of the Sitting Here flower pot on the front…

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…and I stamped more of the Touches of Texture flowers in Rich Razzleberry on the envelope flap.

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Et Voila!  I think it looks like a shady swing under a flowery bower – just the perfect spot to sit a spell, with a furry friend – and while the day away with a good book, don’t you?  Hope you like! 🙂

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


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Enjoy the rest of your weekend.!

See you tomorrow – for Monday…Bleh….

TTFN

Mary


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:     

CARD CUTS FOR THIS PROJECT:

Blushing Bride Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and fold at 5 1/2″)

Copper Foil: 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3 1/2″ Square (mat for front art panel)

Rich Razzleberry Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (card front)

Canson 90lb Watercolor Paper: 3 3/8″ Square (art panel); 1/2″ x 3″ (sentiment banner)

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (inner panel)

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! Sitting Here with Bella and a Flourish!

Happy Saturday – I hope that you’re getting ready for a fun weekend!  We’re busily cutting and winding and sorting beautiful new designer papers and ribbon and twine and various fun embellishments to fill my Catalog Shares.  I say “we” because…well….

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Please ignore my messy kitchen, okay?  The housekeeper has the decade off!  The point of the pictures is that my wonderful husband helped me cut paper and wind twine!  He needed to be the paper cutter cuz when I cut it – well, it wasn’t quite right….please check his laser focus on getting the measurements exactly right! 😉  But I did do the twine cutting – or we’d still be doing it – while he measured it to a nano-meter!!  Just in case NASA were to call and need exactly, precisely, 3 yards of Melon Mambo Thick Baker’s Twine.

One just never knows, does one?

And yet – even with his help…we’ve still got a lot to cut and wind!  I’m still behind.  How is that possible, does anyone know?  I sure don’t!

But, I did have some time to make a card for y’all.  This is a request-card.  A couple weeks ago, I made a Get Well card for my friend to give.  She wanted a card with a little white dog on it – but I didn’t have that stamp set yet.  So we decided on a two-parter.  The first card – you can see it here – was a pretty, vintage-y card using the Basket For You Host stamp set.  This one uses Sitting Here – she’d asked for the swing – and the new Bella & Friends for the little dog image.  And I pulled some images and sentiments from the new Flourishing Phrases, too.  Take a look-see:

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I started by stamping a Dapper Denim card stock panel with the large flourish image in Flourishing Phrases, in Dapper Denim ink, and lightly sponged the edges in Dapper Denim.  That became my card front.  For the Very Vanilla art panel, I used masking to create my vignette.  So I stamped the cat image from Sitting Here in Soft Suede, then covered him with a mask that I’d made from a sticky note (just stamp the image on a sticky note and fussy cut it).  Over that I stamped the Sitting Here basket of flowers in Always Artichoke.  Then I covered that with a sticky note mask as well.  Finally, I stamped the swing image in Crumb Cake ink. Continue reading

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Stampin’ Up! Sitting Here Timeless Love Anniversary

Hey Mike Mike Mike Mike MIKE!!  Do you know what day it is?

Well, of course you do cuz I started the post out with Hey Mike Mike Mike Mike MIKE!

Yes – it’s Hawmp Day!  AND it’s also just about the half way point of my sojourn here in Savannah!  And I’m ready!  Not that I’m not enjoying my time here – the people here are fun and the food is certainly spectacular…

But – I am so looking forward to the end of the 4:30 alarm!  Or…a 5:30 alarm.  Or any alarm at all!!  I do just fine when I wake up cuz it’s light outside.  The alarm, though, has become my enemy.  I’m getting downright pissy with Siri when I tell her to turn the alarm on for the next day! 😉

Waaahhhh – whine much, Mary?!?

You came for a card and that’s what I’m fixin’ to give you!  Now – this card isn’t one of my quick and easy’s.  Nope – this one took some time and it’s completely my fault.  All was going along pretty fast – even given the masking I needed to do – and then I pulled out the Venetian Crochet Trim.  And got all creative with it.  But – I’m getting ahead of myself!  Be warned, though – the steps are easy, but there’s a few of them so, this post may be kinda long…. 😉

This was a special request from a friend who needed a 63rd wedding anniversary card.  I used the Large Number Framelits, and the new Sitting Here stamp set (she saw the last card I did with it and liked it!).  Timeless Love – a current stamp set – lent me the sentiment.  And I pulled out some of the pretty Affectionately Yours DSP. Take a look-see:

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I started by tearing the edges off a panel of Very Vanilla card stock.  I also cut a heart from a piece of Very Vanilla, using the largest die in the new Sweet & Sassy Framelits.  Then I tore the edges all the way around the heart.  Using a tiny little bit of SNAIL, I lightly adhered the heart to the card front panel. Continue reading

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Stampin’ Up! Sitting Here Helping Me Grow

Good morning!  Hope your week is going well – it’s almost over so hang in there!

My card share today makes use of a new stamp set called Sitting Here.  It’s a wonderful set that will let you create little scenes of southern serenity and porch-swing living.  I added some Helping Me Grow florals and collage-y elements.  Take a look-see:

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To begin, I made the vintage-looking card front.  I used Crumb Cake ink and stamped the large Helping Me Grow floral image all over the Very Vanilla panel – making sure to turn the image every which way and to go off the panel, too.  Then I used my Aqua Painter to pull some of the ink, and also picked up some more ink from the lid of the ink pad, to lightly color the blossoms.
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