Posts Tagged With: Swirly Bird stamp set

Stampin’ Up! Swirly Bird Goes Window Shopping

Good Saturday morning, y’all!  Hope you have a long weekend and perfect weather – like we do!  It’s just over 70 here and it’s not getting very cold at night, either.  My girls are a bit sweaty around the edges – and wishing the cold would come back.  But their parents are tickled to death – windows open in January!  Yes, ma’am!

In light of the pretty day – Finny had a play date yesterday with his friend Scout.  On this day, Scout came here for the party.  Once they were both loose, they started racing around like little twin dervishes.  Under the fence they went and ….splash!  Crossing the creek that runs down into the pond.  Galloped around the pond twice at full speed.  And then…


…Scout decided to have a cool-off in the pond.  Finn didn’t know what to make of that.  He waded in a little ways, but…not going all the way. Nope.  Not gonna do it.

But, folks – it’s really only a matter of time.  I give it a few more warm days and he’s going to be out in the pond himself. I’ve watched him the last couple of days going a bit further in each time.  He’s going to be a swimmer! 🙂

Now – my card has nothing to do with swimming.  I made a card today that would be great to give to a good guy-friend.  Or  – we’ve all got a female friend who gets a little pale if a dress is mentioned, or lace shows up anywhere.  I used some Urban Underground DSP, a little Swirly Scribbles and a bold sentiment from the Window Shopping stamp set.  Take a look-see:

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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:

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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! Swirly Birds and Butterflies for the Happy Stampers Blog Hop

Mornin’, y’all –  welcome to another edition of the Happy Stampers Blog Hop.  We’ve got a fun sketch to work from today, so settle back and check all our pretty projects, won’t you? 🙂

I decided to use some of the new Affectionately Yours DSP, the Swirly Bird bundle and a few elements that are returning to us from the previous catalog!  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Oh, Hello Swirly Bird!

Happy Monday, y’all!  I hope you’re all ready to go back to work!  I’m thinkin’ I may take a day or two off.  Maybe three.  Just to make a few cards, perhaps do some organizing and cleaning up around the house.  Tend my garden – which, OBTW, is growing great guns!!  I need to plant some seeds and get them started.  I’ll take a picture for you for tomorrow.

So, yesterday I pulled out all my retired punches and TIEFs and Framelits and Thinlits and ribbons and all the etc’s.  I stuck them in a box with the retired stamps and punches I already had in there.  In a few days, I’m going to post my Retired SU! products page – so, stay tuned and get some good deals, huh? 😉

Today’s card uses two new stamp sets – Swirly Bird and Thoughtful Banners – to create a quick, fun little card for any occasion.  Take a look-see:

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I played along with three challenges today!  The first, for the layout, was the Freshly Made Sketches challenge #239: Continue reading

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Stampin’ Up! Pop of Pink Layering Love for the Happy Stampers Blog Hop

Mornin’, y’all –  welcome to another edition of the Happy Stampers Blog Hop.  This is the first hop in the new 2016-2017 Annual Catalog and I’m bettin’ you see some super fun projects from all the ladies!  I hope you have your catalog and are making your wish list! 🙂

We all worked with what is one of my favorite color combinations – black, white and pink.  Pink in the form of Melon Mambo!

June 2-3For my card, I used the Swirly Scribbles Framelits and a little of the matching Swirly Bird stamp set, and the star of the show is a sentiment from Layering Love – displayed in a couple of hearts from the new Sweet & Sassy Framelits set.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Moroccan Botanicals Thank You

Good Morning on this Memorial Day Monday!  I wanted to take a hot second before getting to today’s card to share a Thank You that I made in honor of this day.

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As the song says – All Gave Some and Some Gave All.  This day we remember those who gave all in defense of our freedom and the way of life we enjoy here in this great country!  Say a prayer for them today – and for those still with us who are serving still, that they may not join the ranks of those who gave all. 🙂

Now – the card I made today is another Thank You – but one that goes a whole different direction!  I used the new – on Wednesday! – Moroccan Nights stamp set and the pretty Botanical Builder Framelits.  Take a look-see:

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I played along with two design sketches for this card – the first drove the layout.  Freshly Made Sketches #238: Continue reading

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Stampin’ Up! A Grateful Bunch of Swirly Birds for the Happy Stampers Blog Hop

Mornin’, y’all –  welcome to another edition of the Happy Stampers Blog Hop.  I hope you’ll settle back and spend a little time checking out all the projects we ladies-who-hop have built for you today!

We all worked on a sketch this week…

Now – this one should have given me an “aha” moment.  But my brain was blocked.  Don’t know why, exactly, but it was.  So I ended up making a card from an idea that I finally forced myself to have.

And I hated the card.  It really wasn’t awful, but…I just really didn’t like it at all!  My time was pretty limited though, so…I thought “what the heck” I’ll just use it anyway.  Here it is:

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Stampin’ Up! Don’t Swirly….Bee Punny for the Happy Stampers Blog Hop

Mornin’, y’all –  welcome to another edition of the Happy Stampers Blog Hop!  I spent a lot of time working on the title of my post – so, when you say it, kind of hum the “Don’t worry….be happy” tune, okay? 🙂

All us Happy Stampers Hoppers worked from a color challenge this week.

Interesting color combo, huh?  The card I ended up with kind of …..evolved.  I did not have that instant “oh, this is what I should do with this challenge” revelation that I mentioned in a past post.  I just sort of….picked a stamp set – Pun Intended.  Then I decided I wanted to use the long, wavy die cut from the new Swirly Scribbles Thinlits.  And I just….started cutting those from Sahara Sand and Mint Macaron card stock and laying them on my grid paper to see what I could come up with.  Next thing I knew – I had my ah-ha moment and….take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Perfectly Wrapped Swirly Bird!

Hey guys – it’s Saturday, thank the good Lord.  This has been a week.  A very long, tiresome and frequently frustrating-as-all-get-out week.

And I’m tired.  And I feel old.  My mother is always telling me I’m not old, and I suppose that’s true.  But today?  I feel old!

My plan for the weekend has shifted.  I’ve decided to skip lunch at The Olde Pink House – yes, that’s how tired I am!  I’m staying in and vegging.  And sleeping.

And making cards – cuz that’s fun – and I have “commissions” for two cards! 🙂  What do y’all think of that plan?  I think it’s possibly one of the best plans I’ve devised in a while!  I’ve got frozen dinners and leftover red beans and rice.  I’m set to hunker like a hermit in my room!

Glorious! 🙂

So.  Now that you’ve heard way more than you bargained for about my scintillating plans for the weekend, let me show you the card I made for today.  I think it’s a fun one!  I used some of the Swirly Bird stamp set and its coordinating Swirly Scribbles Framelits.  And my sentiment is from another new stamp set, called Perfectly Wrapped.  But I made it kind of…different.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Kicking Off the Next Stamps-N-Lingers Online Host Club!

Hello, y’all – it’s Tuesday and the week is in full swing!  

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I’m excited to let you know that I’m going to start another Online Host Club on 1 June!  Seems like a good idea – what with the impending arrival of the new 2016-2017 Annual Catalog, with all its goodies and wish-lists and must-haves!!

When you take part in the Online Host Club, you get to earn Host benefits without even “doing” a workshop! We’re talking Stampin’ Rewards Dollars and access to exclusive Host sets (plus a few added bennies tossed in)! And it’s easy peasy….

  • Each Club consists of 6 people who each commit to purchasing at least $25 in product each month for 6 consecutive months. Each month, one person will be the “host” of that month’s workshop – I’ll put all your names in a hat (okay – maybe a box) and draw the names out at the beginning of the club period – that way everyone will know which month will be “theirs”!
  • I’ll mail the host code to everyone on the first of each month and then everyone just applies that host code to their order by the 20th. Then the host and I will figure her order together at the end of the month!  Each month the host will have earned at least $15 in Host/Stampin’ Reward dollars!
  • But wait – there’s more! During your participation in the Online Club, I’ll be giving you DOUBLE Peppermint reward points! So – your $25 order will get you TWO peppermints each month, versus the normal one.
  • And – at the end of the 6 months – I’ll give each participant the stamp set of their choice (up to $20) as a thank you for participating. And you’ll get first dibs on the next club sign up!
  • Free Catalogs from me during your Host Club term and free shipping on your host month order are another couple of benefits! That’s going to amount to two Annual Catalogs (this one coming up and the 2017-2018 AC), the Holiday Mini and the Occasions Catalogue!

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