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Stampin’ Up! Sunshine Wishes My Always Love

Good morning – it’s Sunday and if you’re coming over from Amy’s blog…thanks so much for stopping by.  I surely do hope you’ll become a regular! 🙂

Since it’s Sunday, and everyone has things to do today, I know – I’ll cut right to the chase and get straight to the card share for today!  I used the fun Sunshine Sayings bundle for this one – which includes the Sunshine Sayings stamp set and the coordinating Sunshine Wishes Thinlits.  And that was all that was needed to make…this.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Artistically Asian For a Single Stamp Set Saturday

Happy Saturday, y’all!  Hope you’re staying cool/dry/safe – whatever you need to be today.  Our country is for sure in a weather turmoil, isn’t it?  Epic flooding on one coast, insane fires and heat on the other.  Craziness – and I wish you all well, wherever you are!

Before I get into my card, I have a picture to show you.  Today (Friday – when I was typing this), the horse shoer came.  The ladies got a mani/pedi and Bo got a new pair of sneaks.  The shoer brought his 5 -year old grandson with him.  He’s quite the little helper and problem solver and he decided he needed to open the water-bucket door in Bo’s stall.  So he went to work on it.  Now – that door hadn’t been opened in….well, ever?  So it was a little tough – would have been for me, let alone a 5 year old.  But…he persevered.  And…he got a little help….

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Little one was not to be distracted by warm horse breath in his ear!!  I think Bo was just watching to see if maybe he could repeat the feat at a later time….

Now – just to allay anyone’s fear – no, Bo is not blindfolded!  That’s a fly mask – and it’s see thru.  I promise.  They get along just fine with those on – and it keeps the oh-so-pesky flies off their eyes.  On the other hand, the grazing muzzles the ladies have to wear – now that’s probably horse abuse!!  Just ask them – they’re being abused and tortured every single day – it’s a crime!! Somebody call the Pony Police!!  LOL 🙂

And yes – the water bucket door did get open!

Okay – enough rambling about my horses!  On to the card for the day.  This one is real easy and quick – and only needs one stamp set.  The beautiful new Artistically Asian provided the images and the lovely sentiment.  Take a look-see:

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Categories: Any Occasion, Encouragement, Life Event, Sympathy, Sympathy for Loss of a Pet | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Pretty Kitty Happy Birthday

Happy Friday, y’all! Are any of you planning to go see Independence Day: Resurgence this weekend? I’m hoping to go – I’ll miss Will Smith, but Jeff Goldblum is always fun! And it’ll be in 3-D iMax – which is the bestest way to see these kinds of movies. With some popcorn and a slushy! 😉

Now, when you see today’s card you’re probably going to think I’ve forgotten that I used Touches of Texture to make fireworks just a couple of days ago. But I haven’t! I played with a challenge today that pretty much demanded fireworks so….

Today I combined it with a stamp set I hadn’t played with yet – called Pretty Kitty. And I added some pretty Playful Palette DSP paper and some Labeler Alphabet. Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Penned and Painted for the Happy Stampers Blog Hop

Mornin’, y’all –  welcome to another edition of the Happy Stampers Blog Hop.  If this is your first hop, thanks for coming.  We’re just a group of ladies who love Stampin’ Up! products and like making pretty projects with them.  Each week, we all play along with a common sketch or color challenge.  You get to hop thru all our blogs and see how many different ways we’ve all interpreted the challenge!!  If this is not your first time here, then welcome back and we thank you for spending some time with us! 🙂

This week, we had a sketch challenge.

I decided to make my diagonal element a little differently and I used a couple of techniques, all working together, to craft my card, using the lovely Penned & Painted stamp set.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Touches of Texture For the 4th of July!

Okay – so….were you guys laughing at me yesterday?  Behind my back?  Did you think “oh, that woman is so goofy”?

Why didn’t any of you tell me that yesterday wasn’t HAWMP day at all?!?  It was TUESDAY!! 🙁

As I got ready to write this post I read the morning’s post again – I realized I was typing the post on Tuesday evening, which means that it couldn’t possibly be hawmp day!  Sheesh – I must be losing my head!  😉

Today (the actual HAWMP day!), I made a card with one of the cooler new stamp sets – Touches of Texture.  Now, you might think that – what with Gorgeous Grunge and Timeless Textures, we might have enough textural stamp sets.  But – this one is different entirely.  Well, maybe not entirely, but it’s definitely different enough that it’s a great tool to have in your stash.  So, I combined it with Number of Years and the Large Number Framelits and this is what I came up with!  Take a look-see:

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Now, I played along with two challenges on this one.  The first is a color challenge and it’s what herded me towards a 4th of July card.  Hand Stamped Sentiments Color Challenge #242: Continue reading

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Stampin’ Up! Fiesta Like There’s No Mañana Birthday!

Good morning!  You know what day it is, so I won’t even tell you.

Naaah – gotta.  It’s HAWMMP day! 😉  And – it’s tamale.  Well, actually it’s today.  But yesterday today was tamale.  Which is also today.  Yesterday.

Or something like that…

I have no cute puppy pics for you today – sorry!  So, let’s just get straight into the card, shall we?  As some of you suspected, I used the Birthday Fiesta stamp set and the coordinating Fiesta Time Framelits (get it as a bundle for 10% savings!) for this birthday card today.  When I added a little Swirly Scribbles and some Festive Birthday DSP….take a look-see:

Birthday Fiesta Birthday Card 4 - Stamps-N-Lingers

I started by SNAILing the wood-look paper found in the Serene Scenery DSP Stack to a piece of Crushed Curry card stock.  Then I started playing with stamps and dies.  I made a “sun” from two Swirly Scribbles dies – one in Crushed Curry and one in Pumpkin Pie (I figure that might be how the sun looks in Arizona these days!! 🙁 )  I adhered them in the “sun spot” with a little Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue. Continue reading

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Stampin’ Up! Detailed Floral Phrases Thanks!

Hello Monday and welcome to another week of card-making fun!  Oh – and work.  Always work!  Is it really any wonder that’s a four-letter word?? 😉

I hope that you all got your hubbys/dads/grand-dads suitably feted yesterday – we went and had dinner with our friends and it was a lot of fun.  We got to meet their newest addition – Jax – who is a son of their lovely lab Luke.  I know he was named as a tribute to his grand-dad, Black Jack – so it’s nice that they’re on their third generation of a really nice line of dogs.  He’s a chip off the ole block, for sure – quiet and calm.  Smart as a whip! And, of course – he’s as cute as he can be!! 


Now that you’re filled with “awwwwww” – let’s talk cards!  Today’s card looks like I spent hours.  And hours!  But that’s the beauty of this fun new Thinlit – the Detailed Floral Thinlits.  Just three pieces in the set and bing-badda-boom!  Instant wow!  And so many things you can do.  For this one today, I combined two of the dies with a sentiment from the coordinating stamp set called Floral Phrases – and added in a pretty paper design from the Serene Scenery DSP stack.  Take a look-see:

Floral Phrases Thanks 4 - Stamps-N-Lingers

I started by running a panel of Pool Party card stock thru my Big Shot with two of the large dies from the Detailed Floral Thinlits set in place on the panel.  Now.  I don’t have the Precision Plate and I’m not sure that I’ll get it.  I will, however, be getting the new Big Shot Platform (item #142802, on page 190 of the new catalog).  It’s been re-designed (beyond the removal of the old tab system) to help the Big Shot cut evenly across the entire rolling surface. Continue reading

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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:

Swirly Bird Father's Day 4 - Stamps-N-Lingers

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! Lovely Stitching on a Single Stamp Set Saturday!

Good morning, y’all!  It’s Saturday – it’s cooler here (sorry if you’re in one of those spots where it’s surface-of-the-sun hot! 🙁 ) – we’ve got a full load of horse feed (that’s a super warm-and-fuzzy for horse people!) – I bought and hung a new hummingbird feeder for the hummer that buzzes me every morning at the barn – we got the trellis up on my squash and green bean bed – and I got to spend some time making cards (and that time happened to correspond to a time I was feeling creative!).  So – life is good!

I’ve got a super quick and easy card for you today, that you can make with just one of the new stamp sets – no Big Shot, no heat embossing.  One of the first stamp sets that really caught my eye in the new catalog was this one – Lovely Stitching.  I finally got a chance to play with it some.  Take a look-see:

Lovely Stitching Any Day Card 4 - Stamps-N-Lingers

This card evolved with the help of two challenges.  The first – CAS(E) This Sketch # 177  – drove the layout. Continue reading

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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

This card managed to play along with three challenges.  The first inspired the layout, the Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #241: Continue reading

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