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Stampin’ Up! Sunshine Day at the Beach for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop


Happy Thursday, y’all – and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!  If you’re following along with us, you’ll know this is color week!  Be sure to check out all our talented ladies-who-hop! 🙂

Now – the colors we’re working with today – not really easy ones for me!

Since I needed all my brain power to create something in this color scheme, I let the fine folks over at the Fusion challenge help me with the layout…

Fusion is a cool one – cuz you can do their sketch, their photo inspiration, or both!  I used just the sketch.

Duh – right?? 🙂

So – I decided this was a beachy color scheme and pulled out the new Day at the Beach stamp set, and once again turned to the Sunshine Sayings set for my sentiment.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Blossoms, Hearts and Sunshine Sayings Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop


Happy Thursday, y’all – and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!  It’s sketch week and I know our talented ladies will come up with some awesome projects for you so,  I hope you’ll take a few minutes to browse thru all our blogs today! 🙂

Here’s the sketch we’re all playing with….

I decided to go kind of Old-School – meaning I used mostly products from the Annual Catalog.  More specifically, I went back to one of my favorite sets – the Grateful Bunch stamp set and matching Blossom Bunch Punch.  And I snagged a cute sentiment (I like the font!) from the Sunshine Sayings stamp set.  Take a look-see:

I started by double matting a piece of the Sending Love DSP Stack paper – first on Daffodil Delight and then on Real Red.  Then I wrapped a length of Real Red 3/8″ Striped Satin Ribbon around the panel and secured it in the back with scotch tape.

Next up, I cut a Real Red heart with a die from the Sweet & Sassy Framelits, and embossed it in the Hearts TIEF.  Using a Glue Dot, I wrapped a couple three loops of Crushed Curry Baker’s Twine onto the card front, then popped the heart on top (DE-bossed side up!) with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I used the triple-flower image stamp in the Grateful Bunch stamp set to make several Daffodil Delight flowers on Whisper White, then punched them out with the Blossom Bunch Punch.  I could have used them like that, but I wanted them to look even more daisy-ish. so I went ahead and fussy cut them  – which eliminated the white edge.  Then I used my Bone Folder to gently curl the tips of the petals.

I colored the centers of the large and small flowers with my Real Red Stampin’ Write Marker, then added a Daffodil Delight Enamel Shape.

The sentiment, from the Sunshine Sayings stamp set, is stamped in Real Red on a piece of Whisper White and cut into a banner with my Paper Snips.  I edged it with the Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Write Marker and adhered it to the heart with Liquid Glue.

Finally, I spread my little daisies all around the heart and sentiment with Liquid Glue, and that was it for the card front!

On the inside, I stamped some more Daffodil Delight Grateful Bunch flowers in the corner of a Whisper White panel, and colored their centers with the Real Red Marker.

I double matted the panel on Daffodil Delight and Real Red, and SNAILd it into my Whisper White card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more of the Grateful Bunch flowers on the front…

…and some of the Sending Love DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I love how the elements from the different stamp and framelits sets came together with the new Sending Love DSP to create a sunshine-y clean and layered birthday card!  Hope you like! 🙂

Now that you’ve seen my project, please take a little time to visit all the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hoppers 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!


Amy Koenders

Shelagh Freemantle

Mary Deatherage – YOU ARE HERE!

Jari Francis

Kristi Gray

Jaime Babarczy

Have fun on the Hop!




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Whisper White Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, score and fold at 5 1/2″); 5/8″ x 2 3/8″ (sentiment banner); 3 3/4″ x 5″ (inner liner); Grateful Bunch flowers

Real Red Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); Sweet & Sassy Framelits die cut

Daffodil Delight Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (mats for card front and for inner liner)

Sending Love DSP: 3 3/4″ x 5″ (card front); envelope flap

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Stampin’ Up! Sending Love and Sunshines Wishes

Mornin’, y’all!  Here we are on Super Bowl Sunday! I don’t understand why the game is so danged late!  What do people do at Super Bowl parties all day?  Well – I know they drink a lot of beer.  But…what else?  There’s no game to watch until after dinner.  So…?  Do folks eat nachos and wings for dinner?  Why isn’t the game at 1?  That time makes a lot more sense for a big game.

Besides.  By the time one-hour of game play is crammed into 5 hours…I’m going to have a heckuva time staying awake!  It’ll be like trying to stay up to see New Year’s come in!

Finn isn’t interested in the game.  Although, if he watched, he’d probably see that it’s sort of like keep-away!  One of his favorite games.  The only thing better than keep-away is a solid game of tug!  Which he’s really good at playing!  He can set his 60 pounds back against a stick and lock those pearly whites around his bumper or a frisbee or a stick and….you’re not getting it until he gives up.

And he doesn’t give up!!


My card for today is a study in Red, White and Silver/Gray.  And, while it uses hearts from the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits and the Sending Love DSP – it’s not a Valentine’s Card.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Love, Always – Best Bird

It’s Monday, y’all!  Hope you’re all ready for your week – cuz it’s happening whether you want it to, or not!  

I have a cute little card for you today, but first – as promised – I’ve got some veggie pics to share with you.

Ready?!  Try not to drool on your keyboard, it’s bad for it!

Veggies in the tub
The Harvest

I know – you’re amazed at the quaint and rustic beauty of my vegetable “basket”, aren’t you?  Maybe even a little jealous?  Yes.  It’s true.  I gathered these in the same sundress I tried to lure Duck Duck in yesterday.

Oh – and I was wearing a sun bonnet, too.  Of course.

Chilis and Tomatoes
Ancho Magnifico Chili Peppers and Tomatoes!

I’ve got a lot of chili charring to do in my immediate future – the reward?  Chili rellenos casserole and chile relleno burritos!  Yummmmmo!!  The little maters are Sweethearts – those are a grape variety – and they’re so sweet and good.  The vine grows and produces prolific clusters of the tomatoes.  This barely dented what’s waiting!

Green Beans

French Algarve Green Beans

These are the most tender and tasty green beans I’ve even had.  Ever.  Now – these (some of them) are a little past where I’d normally have plucked them – but I’m going to cook them anyway.  I know they’ll still be good! 🙂

So there it is – the first “big” harvest of the summer!  One of the more gratifying parts of the year, heh?

And thus concludes this episode of “Mary’s Gardening on a (horse)Shoe String”….we’ll now get back to the real point of this blog…cards!

This one today uses the fun and pretty new stamp set bundle called Best Birds.  It has the Best Birds stamp set and the matching Birds & Berries Thinlits.  I added a sentiment from the Sunshine Sayings Bundle.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Serene Summer Sunshine Birthday!

Well, on this Sunday of the three-day 4th of July holiday, it’s become apparent that I am in competition for the attention of my husband.

Yes.  There’s another woman.  And she has a long and graceful neck, a buxom and curvaceous body and she glides smoothly to and fro.  And she’s pushy.  She makes no attempt to hide her love for him – completely disregarding me or any prior claim I might think I have.

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Yup.  Duck-Duck is in love.  She thinks Wayne is the bee’s knees.  The cat’s meow.  The bringer and giver of corn!

It cracks me up.  She’s started meeting us at the barn in the morning and the evening, now.  She likes the grass around the barn and appears to enjoy grazing “with” us while we sit and drink our coffee and wait for the horses to finish their breakfast.  If I get up and go in the barn, she’s fine.

But – should Wayne get out of sight…she gazes longingly into the tackroom – calling him oh-so-coquetishly.  Well – it’s really a pretty strident demand for his return!  When he does come back – she goes right back to her snacking and all is well in goose-land.

She looooooooovvveeessss him!  I’m waiting for her to be at the back door in the mornings – waiting for her one true love to appear. 🙂

Anywho – enough about the unrequited and misguided love life of Duck-Duck….Goose.  And on to the card for today!

This card is a birthday card that uses the fun Sunshine Sayings bundle and a little bit of the Serene Scenery DSP Stack.  Take a look-see:

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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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