Posts Tagged With: Sunshine Wishes Thinlits

Stampin’ Up! Sweethearts, Baskets and Sunshine Wishes Love Note

Happy Friday, y’all!  The week is drawing to a close and, for me, it’s doing it from Huntsville!  Found out on Wednesday that I had to come over here the next day to get my computer updated and pick up my new work phone.  So – typing this post on Thursday evening from my hotel in Huntsville.  Will head home Friday afternoon!

Got some fun plans for tomorrow – a friend and I are going to a StampNStorage pop-up sale on the north side of Atlanta!  20% off everything AND 30% off Magnetic cards!  And we can walk right out with them.  Whoo-hoo!  

Now – my card for you today has no stamping!  A little bit of ink from a Stampin’ Blend – but…no stamps were inked in the making of this card!  Just some pretty Painted With Love DSP, the Sweetheart TIEF (Annual Catalog), the Basket Weave Dynamic TIEF (be prepared to see a lot of this one, y’all!  And – BE READY TO GET IT NEXT WEEK!!) and some die cuts from the pretty Sunshine Wishes Thinlits.  Take a look-see:

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Categories: Feminine, For You, Friendship, Joining Special, Love, Paper Pumpkin, Valentine's Day | Tags: , , , , , | 13 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Better Together With Sunshine Wishes

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

Before we get to the card – let me remind you of the Ordering Special I’ve got going on right now.  I’ve put some info down below – bottom line:  you’ve got until Monday, 8 May to cash in by ordering the Premier Eastern Palace Bundle thru my Online Store!

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!




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. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2016-17 Annual Catalog or the 2017 Occasions Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.

Stamps-N-Lingers Eastern Palace Ordering Special!!

Only Thru 8 May


From right now until close-of-business on 8 May – everyone who orders the Eastern Palace Premier bundle thru my Online Store will receive:

  • DOUBLE Peppermint Rewards Points (do the math – that’s EIGHT points – half way to that free $40 gift right off the bat!!)
  • A free Embellishment from the new 2017-2018 Annual Catalog – my choice!!  

This is all in addition to the gifts that all my customers receive…

  • My usual $10 gift of your choice as an ordering thank you
  • And, of course, one of my handmade cards and envelopes – left blank so you can use it yourself.  Or CASE it!!

Remember this Ordering Special is for folks who order the Premier Eastern Palace Bundle between now and the end of the Stampin’ Up! day on 8 May!  Don’t delay!  Get all the details on the Starter Bundle and the Premier Bundle – and handy links to order!! – right here!


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.


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. 😏



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Stampin’ Up! Sunshine Wishes That’s The Wedding Tag!

Hey, y’all – from sunny St. Pete, Florida!  Easy peasy drive down yesterday – boy, I love my Odyssey!!  Was cool driving across the long bridge between Tampa and St. Pete.  There’s a sign at the start that warns….Long Bridge Ahead, Check Gas!  LOL – I’d just filled up, so it was all good!  I enjoyed watching the birds dive down into the bay as I crossed.

I didn’t get a picture of poor little Finny’s face this morning – he’s totally caught on to the suitcase.  He tried to body-block me – and it! – all the way down the hallway.  I felt really bad! 🙁

Before I get to my project – I know you need something Finn-ish!  So…. here we go!  A few weeks back, I took this picture – sort of randomly.  For some reason, this is one of his cutest parts to me!

Seriously??  Those not-so-little white toes!

It’s a terrible burden being such an object of affection.  Serious pressure to always be cute.  

Fortunately, he excels!

I promised a couple of wedding-related projects in the next couple of days – and today is the first installment!  I got a couple of gifts (in addition to a gift card) from Bed, Bath and Beyond and while I was there, I took advantage of their free gift wrapping station.  So all I had left to do was make a gift tag.  

Which I did – with the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits, a bit of That’s The Tag stamp set and a touch of Silver Glimmer….take a look-see:

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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! Window Box Thinlits Sneak Peek!

Before I get going… I need to say… A great icon has joined his brothers on the other side.  Godspeed, John Glenn, Godspeed. 🙁

Mornin’, y’all – the end of the week approacheth!  And so does Christmas!  Oh.  My.  Goodness!  Can’t believe it! Ain’t ready for it!  No way – no how.

I don’t even have my tree up.  Which is way late for me!

I confess I might – might – be a little worried about the fate of the tree and any ornaments at Aussie nose height (which is getting higher all the time!).  It’s going to be a trick this year!

Speaking of Christmas – check out my Christmas cactus.  It’s looking beutimous this year!


Finn cares not a lick about the cactus – other than enjoying the feeling of dining al fresco.  His only interaction with it is when he’s chasing a soda bottle around the kitchen and he slams into the table it’s sitting on.  Which is tall.  And sort of wobbly.  And going to come a cropper one of these days, I fear!

Yesterday, though, he was being a very good boy.  He helpfully picked up the scraps of card stock and DSP scattered under my table and then laid down right under my feet.  Cuz that’s handy!  Makes it a little difficult to roll to my Big Shot and cutter, don’tcha know?
But – we’re making progress towards my dream of having my loving dog sleeping peacefully at my feet while I make cards! 🙂


Yes, he’s resting his head on the cord going to my light.  Like a cord-mmok.  I don’t know why.  But he was quiet and not meddling so….who am I to judge?? 🙂

Speaking of cards, I didn’t make one for you today!

I made a box, instead – using the soon-to-be-available Window Box Thinlits!  Remember a few weeks ago I made this wedding card?

It used the 2017 Occasions Falling In Love DSP and Love Notes Framelits and the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits from the Annual Catalog.

Using the Window Box Thinlits, more Falling in Love DSP and a second sentiment from Sunshine Wishes, I made a coordinating box.  Take a look-see:


These Thinlits are really cool – and will let you do all sorts of fun things – especially when you combine them with the bundled Window Shopping stamp set.  When I got my Thinlits, I just jumped in and started trying to make a box.  I got two of the box pieces cut out – I knew that much! – and then I was sort of stymied.  So I went out and found the Stampin’ Up! video.  Let me help you out.  Here’s the video.  Watch it before you make your first cut.  Trust me on this! 🙂

So, after watching the video, I started my “real” box (the first one was practice!).  So, I cut the two basic box pieces from Very Vanilla.  

My practice box taught me a trick – when you pick which piece to cut the excess tabs from (per the video!0, cut them from your bottom piece!

Once I’d identified the top, I ran that piece back thru the Big Shot with the floral hexagonal die in place.  I also ran it thru with the square floral hearts design die – cutting two panels.  As the video showed – I turned the die upside down and cut a single square panel in the bottom piece.

I knew I wanted to put something behind the cut-outs, but I wanted the inside of the box to look pretty, too.  So…I took a piece of the same Falling in Love paper that I’d used on the card, and adhered both box pieces to it with Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue.  Then I trimmed off all the excess.  This completely lined the box, making the inside just as pretty as the outside!


At that point, I just put the box together like Donna showed us in the Stampin’ Up! video.  I used Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue to adhere everything.  That gave me time to be sure everything was lined up and in place.


With my box together, I made a topper.  I cut a piece of Vellum Card Stock with the main box die, and trimmed up just the top hexagon.  Then I cut 3/4″ from both sides to make a piece to place on top.  I adhered that to another piece of Falling in Love DSP, using my Fine-Tip Glue Pen – and only putting glue where I knew I was going to have embellishment on top, to hide the glue.


The sentiment is cut from the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits – one from Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper and two from Soft Sky card stock.  Using Liquid Glue, I adhered them all in a stack.

I ran a piece of Very Vanilla 1/2″ Lace Trim across my top strip, adhering it with the Fine-Tip Glue Pen and trimming the edges.  Over that I added the stacked up sentiment with Liquid Glue.


I popped the finished sentiment strip onto the box top with a couple of Stampin’ Dimensionals on the ends of the strip.

To help keep the box closed and to finish it off, I ran another strip of the Very Vanilla 1/2″ Lace Trim around the box – running it under the top strip.  On the bottom, I used a little dab of Liquid Glue to adhere the lace to the box.  I tied the trim on the top and added a Falling in Love Embellishment with a Glue Dot.

Just cuz I could, I heat embossed a tiny sentiment from the matching Window Shopping stamp set in Copper on a piece of Very Vanilla and cut it out with the little tag die in the Window Box Thinlits.  I used a little bit of Liquid Glue and adhered it over the trim on the bottom of the box.  Finally, I added a Rhinestone Basic Embellishment to the tag to finish it off.



Et Voila!  I love how the card and the box coordinate – and I love love love this Window Box Thinlits die set!  I hope you like – and that you’ve put this on your “must have” list! 🙂


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. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2016-17 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 Catalog Shares are Open!


The new catalog goes live on 4 Jan 17 and buying shares (a little bit of all the new ribbons, trims and embellishments) is a great way to get a little taste of everything! If you were to buy one of every paper, trim and embellishment, you’d spend over $150! Click right here and check out the shares that are available and get your order in now!

Year End Closeouts and 2017 Holiday Catalog Retiring Products


Promotion period: December 1, 2016 – January 3, 2017

  • All products (and discounts, if any) can be found in the Year-End Closeouts category of the online store. Check it right here!
  • Here’s a download with the Initial List of Retiring Items, but the very best way to know what’s still available is to go to the Online Store!  Hint:  There’s a lot under the “Everything” section – and be sure to Show “All”!
  • This is a great list of all the items on Clearance, on the Retiring List and in excess inventory.  Use it as you will.  Note, though, that this list won’t be updated as things sell out!
  • No minimum purchase is required to participate in Year-End Closeouts.
  • Year-End Closeouts are eligible for Stampin’ Rewards with qualifying orders.
  • New demonstrators may add Year-End Closeouts items to their Starter Kit.                                                    
    • Hint – this is a great way to make that $99 investment go even further!

Online Host Club

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I only have 2 slots left in the January 2017 Online Host Club.  Check out all the details right here!  And then don’t miss out – get in on the fun!

So – these Window Box Thinlits and the matching Window Shopping stamp set are really cool!  You’ll be able to get them for yourself on 4 Jan!

Unless, of course, you decided to join Stampin’ Up! now – then you could pick them as part of your Starter Kit right now!  

Just sayin’….  let me know if you want me to get you hooked up!



The Window Shopping Bundle, Love Notes Framelits and Falling in Love DSP will be available on 4 Jan 17!


Very Vanilla Card Stock: Basic Box die cuts using the Window Box Thinlits

Soft Sky Card Stock:  top embellishment strip; two Sunshine Wishes die cuts

Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper:  Sunshine Wishes die cut

Falling in love DSP: Box liner; top embellishment strip

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! So In Love Sneak Peek!

Hey, y’all – how goes the weekend for you?  We had hephalumps and woozles flying by all day!  That is to say…it was windy as all get out on Saturday!  And the cold front came thru overnight – teasing us with clouds on Saturday morning.  But it was a total tease – not a drop dropped on us.

Finn was introduced to the joy of having leaves (i.e.: toys!) falling all willy and nilly from the sky and blowing hither and yon.  He liked it just fine!  Did a lot of leaping about and snatching them from mid-air!  I tried to get a picture of him, but…I was laughing too hard and he was galumphing about too much.  So…I captured him when we sat down to do our blog post.

Chasing leaves is hard work.  He delegated the blog post to me, because blogging is also hard work.  Especially if you have paws for hands and no thumbs.  Gives a whole new meaning to “hunt and peck”! 🙂  He’s laying plastered up against the chair in the kitchen where I work during the week and do much of my our blogging.  I’m in my spot and he’s in his.  It floors me how quickly we’ve all fallen into the routine – especially him.  And how much I love the little mongrel already!

My card for today is not a Thanksgiving card.  Nope.  You’ll see a couple more of those before the big day – hope your turkey is thawing! – but for today…how’s about a sneak peek of a beautiful new Suite in the Occasions Catalog?  Falling In Love…is a soft and romantic suite.  I used the stamp set called So in Love and the gorgeous Falling in Love DSP.  And called on the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits for a sentiment.  

Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Star of Light Votive Easel

Good morning, y’all!  It’s Friday and when you read this I’ll be on my way or at the World Card Making Day event hosted by Brian King and Pam Morris!  With any luck, Kelly and I will have had a smooth trip up to Atlanta and we’ll be gettin’ crafty! 🙂

So – I do have a picture of Finn for you today.  Well, I actually have two.  After today, there won’t be any for a day or two until I can get back home to take them!  Fair warning….you’ll be stuck with just me and a card!

This morning (Thursday morning, that is), after our usual run, we adjourned to the chairs on the porch of the barn.  I to my e-mail and Finn to his….sand squirting.  That’s what I call his time in the sandy spot at the end of the barn.  He twirls and crouches and jumps and…well, squirts like he’s been shot from a water pistol!  I took a video but I have yet to figure out how to post a video here.  The funniest part of the video is the end, where he “squirts” right to me at about a hundred miles per hour and leapt (never even tapped the brake or thought it through!) slam into my lap.  And slam is right.  He’s a chunk!  So he then sat there for about 5 minutes.  And then got down and into the next-door chair for a micro-snooze.  Just a-sittin’ on the porch with his mom! While she tried to recover the breath that he knocked out of her! 🙂

Here’s the second pic – I don’t think it needs any ‘splainin’…

Play hard and carry your ball and a big stick!  And if the stick is almost too big for you to carry?  All the better! 🙂

So, on to card making stuff, since that’s really why you come by.  Today I made a second 3-d project to take to the swap.  This is another easel card, meant for a little battery-operated votive.  I used the Star of Light stamp set and the Starlight Thinlits die set.  And couched it in Wisteria Wonder and Silver.  Take a look-see:


I used the same dimensions and card cut sizes that I used for my Detailed Greetings From Santa votive easel I did a couple weeks back.  You can check that one out here, if you like!

I started with a piece of Wisteria Wonder card stock, cut to 4 1/2″ x 12″ and I scored and folded it at 4 1/4″ and 8 1/2″.  To add a little texture to the front, I ran what would be the front panel thru the Big Shot in the Woodland TIEF.  I considered adding some highlights with a white gel pen, but decided against it.

I pulled out the pretty detailed star die from the Starlight Thinlits set and cut the star from the middle of the front panel.  I also cut one from a piece of Silver Foil while I was at it.

I cut a second piece of Wisteria Wonder to 4 1/2″ x 4 1/2″.  I ran that piece thru the Big Shot to cut the large “open” star image from the Starlight Thinlits.  I used the already-cut front panel to make sure that everything would line up.  The point of this piece is to tidy up the back of the front panel, so it all looks pretty when you open up the card!

I used some Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue to adhere a piece of Vellum card stock behind the star on the front panel.  Then I added the second, smaller Wisteria Wonder panel over the top of the Vellum, using more Liquid Glue.

Finally, I took the Silver Foil die cut and used eensy-weensy little tiny droplets of glue from my Fine-Tip Glue Pen to adhere it into the opening on the card front.  To help the glue adhere, I laid my largest acrylic block over the panel and weighted it down a bit.  And worked on my sentiment.

Do y’all know where the sentiment “shine” came from?

Any guesses?

Take a minute to look thru the catalog…thumb thru your thinlits and framelits….

Figure it out?

Yep – the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits!  I cut the word “Sunshine” out and then carefully snipped off “Sun” and trimmed up the little tail on the first “s” to make it look like it was meant to be that way!

I adhered that to the front panel with Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue and it was time to move inside!

For the smaller, end panel, I stamped two sentiments from the Star of Light stamp set in Wisteria Wonder on a Whisper White panel, making sure the smaller one was down far enough that it would show when the easel is open.

Then I used the swirly-stars image and inked it in Smoky Slate, then stamped-it-off-once before stamping it on the panel.  I did that a couple of times, then SNAILd the panel to a Silver Foil mat and onto the card base.

The middle panel got another of the Star of Light sentiments in Wisteria Wonder and more swirly stamped-off-once Smoky Slate stars.  It’s also matted on Silver.

The final piece of the card was to add the easel “stops”.  For this one, I used Silver Metallic Enamel stars – I stacked two stars up on each side to ensure it would “catch” the easel.  I added some more stars, too.  Cuz I like ’em! 🙂

I added some Star of Light swirly’s and Silver stars to the front of a Whisper White Medium Envelope (I decided to use this size envelope versus making a square envelope)…

…and another swirly to the envelope flap.

And all that was left to do was dim the lights, turn on the little votive and enjoy the show!

Et Voila!  These little easel cards are so easy to make, and adding a glow-y feature to the front is just another couple of steps!  I think this Star of Light bundle really lends itself well to this kind of card, don’t you?  Hope you like – and will give it a shot!  And hope whoever gets this tomorrow – yes, it’s going! – will enjoy it thru the Christmas season!

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 $8.00 in the 2015-16 Annual Catalog or the 2016 Holiday Catalog.

Ordering Special Going on Through 7 Nov!

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Since Stampin’ Up! is so generously offering a great 25% off on selected stamp sets, as well as letting us order the Stitched Shapes Framleits early, I’m offering DOUBLE Peppermint Rewards Points for this first week of the sale!

Between now and 7 Nov 16, for all orders over $50 (before shipping and tax) you’ll earn DOUBLE Peppermint Rewards points.

For more information on the benefits of collecting Peppermint Rewards Points, check out my Punkin’ Head Customer Rewards program right here!

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Let’s get ready for the Holidays – Happy Shopping!!

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)

FYI, here are the measurements for the full cutout pieces for the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies:

  • Circles:
  • Squares:
  • Ovals:
    1-3/4” x 13/16”
    2-1/4” x 1-5/16”
    2-3/4” x 1-13/16”
    3-1/4” x 2-5/16”

The stitched embossing is approximately 1/16” from the edge of the cutout. So the dimensions are approximately 1/8” smaller than the cutouts.

You’ve got a few more days to take advantage of the Double Peppermints Ordering Special, so…

I’ll be back tomorrow with another card – and….foreshadowing!…next Monday afternoon I’ll be able to share some of the new goodies coming in the 2017 Occasions Catalog!  Fun fun!




Wisteria Wonder Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 12″ (card base, scored and fold at 4 1/4″ and 8 1/2″); 4 1/4″ square (second panel to die cut and sandwich the Vellum Card Stock)

Vellum Card Stock: 3 1/2″ square ( this doesn’t have to be exact – just needs to be sized to fit between the two Wisteria Wonder panels and completely encompass the star)

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ square (middle sentiment panel); 3 1/8″ x 3 7/8″ (end sentiment panel)

Silver Foil: 4″ square (mat for middle sentiment panel); 3 1/4″ x 4″ (mat for end sentiment panel); Starlight die cut; Sunshine Wishes die cut

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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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I played with a couple of challenges on this card.  The first, Freshly Made Sketches challenge #247, gave me the layout. Continue reading

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Stampin’ Up! Always an Adventure Birthday Card

Good morning!  Hope your week is going well.

So – I suspect all of you have “that” friend.  The one that, no matter how long a time goes between visits, when you do get back in the same room, you take back up right where you left off.  A year before or ten.  Doesn’t matter.

“That” friend for me, Sally, is someone I met all the way back in college.  Yes – a million years ago.  We were riding counselors at a Girl Scout camp in the mountains in Colorado.  Our first meeting was in the horse corral meeting the string of horses who’d just arrived for the summer.

I thought she was totally goofy!  (I was wrong) (Well, mostly – she’s a little goofy!!)

She probably thought I was a total geek/dork/stick-in-the-mud.  (She was right!) (I’m a lot cooler now.) (No.  Really!)

Within days – we were “those friends”.  The ones who spent the entire summer together.  And the next summer.  Playing with horses.  And kids.  And going to see movies on the weekends.  And eating s’mores.  And singing John Denver songs by campfires (possibly we were both a little dorky).

It was….wonderful!

And we’ve been “those friends” ever since.

So – as her birthday approaches, I thought I’d make a card reminiscent of our first times together.  And, as you might surmise, the Always an Adventure stamp set and its matching dies, Outdoor Adventure, were the perfect choice!  Take a look-see:

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No – that’s not a horse.  No, we never saw any bears.  It’s an artistic rendition – not a photo! 🙂

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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:

Scenic Summer Sunshine Birthday 4 - Stamps-N-Lingers
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