Posts Tagged With: Sympathy Card

Stampin’ Up! Ginkgo Branch Sympathy Card

Good morning, y’all!  Hope you’re having a great week wherever you are!

An old family friend recently passed away and I needed a sympathy card, so…I pulled on my thinking cap and spent some time perusing my shelves for the perfect tool.  (My Zoom the Craftroom ladies had to spend a little time staring at my back! 🤷‍♀️ )  I settled on the sweet Ginkgo Branch stamp set and just used it with a little sponging to make a clean, simple and elegant card for a somber need.  Take a look-see:

Stampin' Up! Ginkgo Branch Sympathy Card

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Categories: Clean-and-Simple, Jan - Apr 2023 Mini Catalog, Sympathy | Tags: , , , | 20 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Full of Love & Inspired Thoughts CAS Sympathy Card

Happy Happy Hawwmmp Day  It’s the LAST day of August (sheesh – can you even believe it?!) AND the LAST day of Sale-A-Bration!  Yikes!  So there’s still time to get those free goodies that you haven’t gotten yet – all while taking advantage of Double Peppermints!

My card today is a challenge.  A personal one.  While some folks are put off and intimidated by layers and fussy cutting and bows and bling…I am intimidated by….the single layer card.

Yes.  It’s true.  A single layer sparks fear in my heart.  So I decided to – sort of! – confront that head on.  I pulled out the Full of Love and Inspired Thoughts stamp sets and simply…stamped.  Take a look-see:

Stampin' Up! Full of Love & Inspired Thoughts CAS Sympathy Card

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Categories: 2022 - 2023 Annual Catalog, Clean-and-Simple, Feminine, Jul - Aug 2022 Sale-A-Bration, Sale-A-Bration 2022, Sympathy, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , | 10 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Aspens in Mountain Air Very Best Occasions for the Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge!

Good morning – again!  I’ve got a second card for you today, cuz…I was really honored to be selected as a Guest Designer over on one of my fave challenges – the Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge!  So…if you were here looking for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop and the card I shared for IT – here ’tis! 🙂

The elements of the challenge worked well for a sympathy card I had in my head, so…I pulled out the Mountain Air stamp set from the 2022-2023 Annual Catalog and then used the cool Aspen Tree Dies, with a Very Best Occasions sentiment, to complete the card.  Take a look-see:

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Categories: 2022 - 2023 Annual Catalog, Jul - Dec 2022 Mini Catalog, Jul - Dec 2022 Mini Catalog Special Bundled, New Catalog Bundles, Support for a Friend, Sympathy | Tags: , , , , , | 16 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Very Best Occasions Wonderful World Sneak Peek for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good morning, y’all!  It’s Thursday – which means it’s time for another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!  We’ve got a fun sketch challenge to work with and I’m excited to see what everyone brings to the table – I just know you’re going to see a ton of awesome-ness on the hop today!

We’ve got a wonderful new bundle of goodness coming on 1 July in the Jul – Aug 2022 Sale-A-Bration catalog, called Wonderful World!  It’s a bundled stamp set and DSP and it’s GORGEOUS!  You’ll be able to get it for FREE with a $100 purchase!  Being that it’s stunning – I pulled it out.  And – being that it’s an image-only stamp set, I ALSO pulled out the new Very Best Occasions stamp set – which is in the Jul – Dec 2022 Mini Catalog – ALSO coming on 1 July.  Take a look-see:

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Categories: Blog Hop, Encouragement, Jul - Dec 2022 Mini Catalog, New Catalog Launch, New Product, Sale-A-Bration 2022, Sneak peek, Sympathy | Tags: , , , , , | 20 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Olive Branch Peace Hope Love Sympathy Card

Good morning , y’all!  It’s Sunday and, thanks to decreasing time zones – by the time you read this we’ll be – hopefully! – back on the road for day 2 of our journey!  You’ll be glad to know that Finn is dealing nicely with his first BIG trip!

This card is one that I made to replenish my sympathy card stash – we all need them at one point or another and I like to have a couple ready to go!  It uses the sweet and simple – and (I’m betting!) easily overlooked! – Olive Branch stamp set.  It’s really pretty and looks perfect with the Brick & Mortar 3D Embossing Folder.  Take a look-see:

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Categories: 2022 - 2023 Annual Catalog, Sympathy | Tags: , , | 6 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Full of Love Inspired Thoughts Sympathy Card

Happy Happy Hawwwmp Day, y’all!  Hope the week is going well for you.  We’re in the midst of the Virtual Incentive Trip event being put on by Stampin’ Up – and it’s been pretty amazing so far.  Today is a ZOOM networking session with other achievers and…a Game Show tonight! “So You Think You Can Craft” is the name and….it sounds like it’s going to be a fun time!! 🙂  It’s not quite the same as having all of us together – on a ship – or on Maui – but…it’s a pretty solid substitute!!

My card for today is a pet sympathy card for a friend of mine.  I used the new Full of Love stamp set – and the carrying-over Inspired Thoughts set.  And – I did some embossing with the Into the Clouds embossing folder.  Take a look-see:

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Categories: 2022 - 2023 Annual Catalog, Host Club, Joining Special, Online Host Club, Recruiting Special, Special Promotions, Sympathy, Sympathy for Loss of a Pet | Tags: , , , , , , | 16 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Peaceful Moments & Daffodil Afternoon Daydream Sympathy Card

Happy Happy Hawwwmp Day!  Hope your week is going well – and that you’re staying warm! 🥶🥶🥶🥶

I realized that my sympathy card supply was really low (like…totally depleted!) so I reached for my go-to sentiment set for such things – Peaceful Moments.  Obviously this great set has other wonderful sentiments but – that’s the one I seem to pull it out for the most.  And I decided to go full-on pretty and the Free Daffodil Afternoon DSP with the coordinating Daffodil Daydream bundle called my name! Take a look-see:

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Categories: Jan - Feb 2022 Sale-a-Bration, Jan - Jun 2022 Mini Catalog, Joining Special, Ordering Special!, Sale-A-Bration 2022, Special Promotions, Sympathy | Tags: , , , , , | 14 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Peaceful Nature’s Harvest Sneak Peek Sympathy Card

Well.  Here we are – Monday again!  What does your week look like?  I hope that whatever’s on the menu/calendar will go smoothly for you!

My card today is destined for someone who’s had a rough few months, punctuated by a very bad week.  So I hope it will help her to smile for just a minute and know that there are folks pulling for her and her family!  I used the stunning Nature’s Harvest – with the bundled Harvest Dies– new Cork Specialty Paper, and Timeworn 3D Embossing folder (all coming on 3 Aug in the Jul – Dec 2021 Mini Catalog) – combined with a fave from the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog – the Peaceful Moments set.  Take a look-see:

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Categories: 2021 Jul - Dec Mini Catalog Sneak Peek, 2021-2022 Annual Catalog, Catalog Sneak Peek, DSP Sale 2021, Jul - Dec 2021 Mini Catalog, Jul - Dec 2021 Mini Catalog Shares, Jul - Dec 2021 Mini Catalog Special Bundles, New Catalog Bundles, New Catalog Shares, Special Bundles, Sympathy | Tags: , , , , , | 20 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Ombre Inspired Thoughts Beauty of Friendship Sympathy Card

Happy Happy Hawwwmp Day, y’all!  Did you have some fun with the new 2021-2022 Annual Catalog yesterday!  Not gonna lie – I had a parrrtaaay!  My credit card was so grateful when my demo discount kicked in!  Not to say it wasn’t still bruised but…the wounds will recover!!  Let me know if you’d like to get in on that sweet deal-y-o…we’ve made it even SWEETER right now! 😉

While I wait for my new goodies to arrive, I used some old-new-goodies that I picked up in the past couple of weeks during the pre-order period (just another little perk of demonstratorship!).  I pulled out the Inspired Thoughts bundle and the Beauty of Friendship stamp set.  Look what happened when I paired them with new Ombre Specialty Paper.

I was playing along with the TGIF challenge this week!

This card is silly-easy to make so…buckle up!

I started by adhering a piece of the Gorgeous Grape Ombre Specialty Paper to a piece of Basic Black with Liquid Glue for the card front.

From another piece of Basic Black, I cut the big trees die from the Inspiring Canopy die set (bundled with Inspired Thoughts for a 10% savings!).  I used Liquid Glue to adhere the die cut to the card front – then trimmed the excess from the sides with my Paper Trimmer.

I stamped the Inspired Thoughts sentiment in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on Gorgeous Grape and cut it with a Rectangle Stitched Die.

I popped the sentiment over the trees with Black Stampin’ Dimensionals.

To finish off the card front, I added some silver diamonds from the new Silver & Clear Epoxy Essentials.

On the inside, I stamped a second sentiment – one of my favorites! – from Inspired Thoughts in Gorgeous Grape on a Basic White panel.  Then I stamped the tree trunk, leaves and ground from the Beauty of Friendship stamp set in Smoky Slate.  A final silver Epoxy Essentials diamond by the tree finished it off.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Basic Black mat and into my Gorgeous Grape card base, popped the card front on with Black Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

My Basic White Medium Envelope got the Beauty of Friendship tree images in Smoky Slate on the front…

…and some Subtles 6″ x 6″ DSP in Highland Heather on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Wow!  I LOVE this Inspiring Canopy die!  And the bundled Inspired Thoughts set is chock-a-block full of wonderful sentiments.  Beauty of Friendship just seemed like a great complement to this bundle, too.  And…Ombre Specialty Paper.  Yikes – it is SO pretty!  The pack comes with Gorgeous Grape, Poppy Parade, Mango Melody and Night of Navy.  I can see making this exact card in all four of those colors – maybe just use a different sentiment pairing!

Did you know…BOTH these bundles are part of my Bundle #2 – It’s a Beautiful World bundle?  Yep.  ‘Tis!  Check it out right here.

If you’d like to recreate this card, all the products and card cuts are listed below!






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Note: Make sure that you can see my name on the final checkout page listed as your Demonstrator when you order so that you know that you’re ordering with me and you’ll get my rewards!

You’ll also be getting a link to my ZOOM The Craftroom (an exclusive TWICE-A-WEEK online event for my customers) and the monthly Online Tutorial.   The May Tutorial features the Pansy Patch Bundle!  

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1. All orders of $50 or greater (before shipping and taxes) placed through my online store thru 11:59pm (MOUNTAIN TIME) on 11 MAY 2021 – will earn DOUBLE PEPPERMINT REWARD POINTS!!

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Stamps-N-Lingers 2021-2022 Annual Catalog Special Bundles

Available Now

Special Bundles have sort of become a “thing” we do here, right? I gather up some goodies from the new Suites (and beyond!) in a new catalog that coordinate with each other and get you well on the way to making great cards and projects!  When you order them, you’ll save around 10-15% off ordering everything yourself!  And every Special Bundle includes a FREE GIFT! And remember – the prices I list INCLUDE SHIPPING & TAX!  So – those are the final costs to you! 🙂

Head over to my 2021-2022 Annual Catalog Special Bundles Page and take a gander at what I’ve put together for you.  Then, use the handy form at the end to get your order placed!

This is a LIMITED TIME OFFER – it ends on 18 May 2021!  So….don’t wait too long!

Stampin’ Up! Connect, Craft & Collect $25 Stampin’ Rewards Bonus

4 May – 14 June!!

From 4 May – 14 June,2021, qualifying Stampin’ Up! orders and parties over $250 will receive $25 in BONUS Stampin’ Rewards! Which means…MORE free goodies to kick off our new catalog!!


Stampin’ Rewards can be spent on any merchandise in either of the current catalogs, including the host exclusive items on pages 170-171 in the new Annual Catalog and page 88 in the January-June Mini Catalog!

Click this image to download a printable flyer with the details.

I can even set up a Host Code just for you – you give it to your friends and family – then they can order thru my Online Store, using that Host Code – to help you reach that $250 mark!  🙂  Holler at me if you have any questions or if you’d like me to set up a host code for you! You can drop me a note at

Stampin’ Up! Join+ Promotion 4 – 31 May!


May is a fabulous time to join Stampin’ Up! because you’ll get even MORE FREE products in your customizable Starter Kit! Whoo-hoo!

From May 4–31, you’ll get $125 $155 worth of products for only $99 + free business supplies + free shipping + all the fun being a part of Stampin’ Up!!

Here’s the Deets:

  • PROMOTION DATES: MAY 4–31, 2021
  • New demonstrators who purchase their Starter Kit between May 4 and May 31 will be able to redeem $155 of Starter Kit eligible products for $99.
  • New demonstrators who submit their Independent Demonstrator Agreement (IDA) before May 4 or after May 31 will not be eligible for this offer.
  • A new demonstrator can select any eligible Stampin’ Up! products up to the stated value.
  • The Starter Kit includes business resources like catalogs, brochures, order forms, and postcards at no additional charge.
  • The Starter Kit also includes a FREE past Paper Pumpkin kit.
  • The Starter Kit promotion begins May 4.
  • Deadline to purchase the Starter Kit and receive the extra $30 in free products: May 31, 2021 at 11:50 PM (MT).

In addition to the amazing added value to the Starter Kit, when you join Stampin’ Up! you get to be a part of our amazing community of crafters! Plus, you get to enjoy sharing simple and fun crafting experiences with others, early access to products, and exclusive access to training events! Demonstrators also get at least a 20% discount on all of the products that they purchase and there is no requirement to sell to anyone.

And – if you join with me (and become an official member of my Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew!) here’s some more goodness for you:

  • We have monthly team meetings via video conference where we talk about the latest happenings at Stampin’ Up! and share project ideas. We’re scattered all over the United States, but we get together in person online and have lots of fun chatting!
  • Access to my ZOOM The Craftroom virtual stamping get-togethers each week!
  • Free access to my online class tutorials.
  • A private Facebook page where we can chat, ask questions and share ideas.
  • Team giveaways and prizes! We do fun giveaways and prizes for sharing projects and for reaching sales and recruiting goals.
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There’s no risk and no penalty if you decide that being a Demonstrator isn’t right for you.  There are lots of great reasons to join Stampin’ Up! now (and hardly any reasons to NOT join!) and I’d love to have you on my Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew team!

Want more info about becoming a Demonstrator and the benefits of joining?  Then head over to my Join My Team page here.  If you’ve got any questions about joining or being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator – let me know!  You can reach me at:

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Between now and Thursday, 6 May, and you’ll get 15% OFF STOREWIDE PLUS FREE SHIPPING on all Domestic orders over $100.  You don’t even need a coupon – the discounts will be applied during the checkout process.

Here’s the deets:

  • 15% off STOREWIDE
  • Sale ends at midnight, May 6, 2021.
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So – head over and pick up what you need to organize and store all your crafting supplies!

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Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Gorgeous Grape Cardstock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); Stitched Rectangle DIe Cut (sentiment)

Basic Black Cardstock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner)

Basic White Cardstock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

Subtles 6″ x 6″ DSP in Highland Heather: envelope flap

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Finn Fan Fix 

On Tuesday, Cerah got to spend a big part of the day in the pasture.  She grazed and napped in the shed.  And ignored her daughter (or actively hid from her – which makes Cady crazy!).

She also drank a lot.  I went down to double check the trough when she was there getting a drink and was thrilled when….

Yep – she was feeling good enough to play in the hose.

And – she was ill as a hornet when there was STILL no hay in her stall!  😉

I think we’re on the mend.

Knock on wood….


Categories: 2021-2022 Annual Catalog, 2021-2022 Annual Catalog Special Bundle, Double Rewards Points, Joining Special, New Catalog Bundles, New Product, Ordering Special!, Recruiting Special, Sympathy | Tags: , , , , , | 14 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Rooted in Nature Peaceful Moment Sympathy Card

Good morning and HAPPY FRIDAY!!  Do you have something fun planned?  I think our plans revolve around the garden  – I know…shocker! – time to get it all in the ground!  And..I’m HOPING the plan includes putting up my picket fence around the garden!  Send fence-putting-up thoughts to Wayne, will you?!? 😉

So – the card I made today is one that I very carefully made for our friend whose wife died on Sunday – that was the funeral we went to yesterday.  So it’s a masculine one – and one that I really like.  Of course, in our mad rush to get out of the house – we don’t do that very well in the mornings – I left the card sitting smack in the middle of the kitchen table. 🙁  We’ll have to get it to him a different way, I guess.

I used a couple of favorite goodies that are, sadly, retiring soon!  The beautiful Rooted in Nature stamp set and coordinating Nature’s Roots die set.  Then I threw in a couple of sentiments from Peaceful Moments.  I added some In Good Taste DSP  (NOT retiring – phew!!).  Take a look-see:

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Categories: 2020-2021 Annual Catalog, masculine, Sympathy | Tags: , , , , | 8 Comments

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