Posts Tagged With: Sympathy Card

Stampin’ Up! All My Love Happy Tails Sneak Peek

Good morning from rain-soaked-and-soggy Georgia!  Good golly!  We’ve gotten so much rain in the past day or two – it’s been cray cray!  Hopefully it bodes well for a non-drought-ridden summer!

One of the cool new stamp set bundles in the 2019 Occasions Catalog is called Happy Tails!  The stamp set is bundled up with the Dog Builder Punch.

I’ve been waiting for a good dog stamp set – that would let me make sympathy cards for folks who’ve lost their fur-kids!  Non-cartoon-y ones, and this is a great add to my tool chest!

So – for today, I paired this new bundle with some All My Love DSP to make a sympathy card for the loss of a pet – just to have on hand!  Take a look-see:

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Categories: 2019 Sale-A-Bration Catalog, Catalog Sneak Peek, New Catalog Bundles, New Catalog Launch, Shares, Sneak peek, Sympathy, Sympathy for Loss of a Pet | Tags: , , , , | 12 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Botanical Doilies & Butterflies

Good Sunday, y’all!  Tomorrow Santa will begin his whirlwind tour!  Hopefully all his elves are ready!

And remembered AA – AAA – 9V and 75 C-Cell batteries! 😉

In order to ensure that all the elves have time for their last-minute preparations, we will NOT do a video tonight – sorry!  This elf is going to spend the evening watching Hallmark Christmas movies! 🙂  I’ll see y’all next Sunday!

My card today should bring Spring to mind – it does for me, with its gorgeous Botanical Butterfly paper and wonderful sentiments from the Dear Doily stamp set.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Lasting Lily and Botanical Butterflies Sneak Peek

Happy Saturday, my peeps!  Did y’all brave the elements – and the crazy crowds! – to hit the Black Friday sales?  I sure didn’t!  We stay pretty hunkered down on Black Friday – I hate the traffic and Wayne has zero tolerance for them (cars or people!).  So…we stay home and shop the old fashioned way.

Online! LOL!

You guys did a little Online Extravaganza shopping yesterday, I saw!  Yeah!  There’s still today left for the Paper & Embellishments sale and then we’ll segue over into two days of Phase 2: Stamps & Kits!  Then there’s two more days after THAT (Tools & Ink)!  And – of course, thru the whole event, I’m offering Double Peppermints.  So…it’s a most wonderful time….of the YEAAAAAAR!

Now – on a slightly different tack, my card for today features some new goodies that will be available starting on 3 Jan 19 with the Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalogs!  Lasting Lily is a wonderful 16-stamp set in the Sale-A-Bration flyer – that you’ll be able to pick up for free with a $100 purchase!  And I tapped into the wonderful Hold on to Hope stamp set and Cross of Hope Framelits from the Annual Catalog.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Itty Bitty Greetings on Pressed Flowers for the Stamp Ink Paper #152

Mornin’, y’all!  It’s Tuesday, so that means it’s time for another Stamp Ink Paper challenge to inspire you!  Today’s a color challenge and I hope you’ll come over and play along!

My card for the challenge today is a clean and simple one, using the new Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set – filled with useful sentiments in pretty little fonts – and the lovely Pressed Flowers Host Set.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Lovely as Trees and Thoughtful Prayers on Black Ice for Stamp Ink Paper #141

Good morning, y’all!  Happy Tuesday!

Being Tuesday, it’s time for another Stamp Ink Paper challenge – and this week it’s a sketch challenge!

I used a fun technique that I recently came across called the Black Ice technique.  I did it on Copper Foil, using the Lovely as a Tree pine image and a sentiment from the Thoughts & Prayers stamp set.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Hold On To Hope Thoughts & Prayers

It’s Monday, y’all!  I’ve got but one thing to say about that.  Bleh.

I repeat.  Bleh.

And that’s all on that subject.

If you were able to join me last night for my Facebook Live video, thanks so much for spending part of your weekend with me!  If not, but would like to see how to make this card, here’s the YouTube replay!

I needed a sympathy card this week – my husband’s Granny died last Monday.  She pretty much raised him, so it was a blow.  She was 98 – so it wasn’t a shock.  She was ready to go home.  I thought that the beautiful Hold On To Hope stamp set and the bundled Cross of Hope Framelits were a perfect choice, especially when combined with a sentiment from the Thoughts & Prayers stamp set.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Hold Onto Hope Sneak Peek Sympathy Card

Good morning, y’all!  Welcome to the last weekend of 2017!!  Yikes!

Sadly, for some folks in my extended circle of friends, this hasn’t been a great week.  And, I need a Sympathy card to send.  So, I pulled out a new bundle in the 2018 Occasions Catalog.  The lovely Hold Onto Hope stamp set, bundled with the Cross of Hope Framelits, is a gorgeous set, perfect for the occasion.  Especially when combined with a sentiment from the Thoughts & Prayers stamp set.  Take a look-see:

As you can maybe see, I also broke out my package of new Brusho Colors! 🙂

I started with a piece of Shimmery White card stock.  Using the pin-hole-in-the-top method, I shook a little bit of the Prussian Blue around the outer edges of the panel.  In the middle, I sprinkled some Yellow.  I lightly spritzed the panel with water using my Stampin’ Spritzer.  I let the panel dry naturally, dabbing off any water that pooled on the edges.  Once it was completely dry, I cut it down to the finished size for the front of my card.

I inked up the pretty floral spray image in the Hold Onto Hope set (avail 3 Jan) with Versamark and stamped it twice on the panel.  I sprinkled the images with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heat embossed them with my Heat Tool.  Then I Fast Fuse’d the panel to an Island Indigo mat.

For the cross, I cut a Wood Textures DSP solid cross with the die in the Cross of Hope Framelits and a Silver Foil detailed Cross with a second die.  I adhered them together with Liquid Glue.

I used some new Whisper White 1/4″ Organza Ribbon (3 Jan) to drape around the Cross.  I stuck a Glue Dot in the center of the Cross and used that to start the drape.  I put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of the Cross and popped it onto the card front – running the tails of the ribbon behind it as I stuck it on.  Over the center of the ribbon, I used another Glue Dot to adhere a new Petal Passion Embellishment (3 Jan) over the top of the Organza Ribbon.

For the sentiment, I stamped the sentiment from Thoughts & Prayers in Island Indigo on a strip of Shimmery White.  I snipped banner ends with my Paper Snips and edged it with my Basic Gray Stampin’ Write Marker.  Then I popped it over the Cross with Liquid Glue and a couple of Stampin’ Dimensionals.

On a scrap of Shimmery White, I stamped the pretty little flower from Hold Onto Hope.  I colored the stamp with my Daffodil Delight, Island Indigo and Pear Pizzazz Stampin’ Write Markers and stamped it on the card stock.  Then I cut it with the die in the Cross of Hope Framelits.  I used Liquid Glue and a Mini Stampin’ Dimensional to adhere it over the Cross.  I added one Pearl Basic Jewel and the card front was done!

On the inside, I used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to align and stamp the sentiment from Hold Onto Hope in Island Indigo on a Shimmery White panel.  Then I repeated the flower…

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to an Island Indigo mat.  Before going further, I used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig and stamped the little corner image from Hold Onto Hope in Basic Gray Archival Ink in the corners (front and inside) of my Basic Gray card base.  Then I Fast Fuse’d the inner liner into the card base.

I decided to add a little more to the card front – so I cut a couple pieces off a Delicate White Doily and adhered them to the back of the card front – then I popped it on the front of the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

On the front of my Whisper White Medium Envelope, I added more Basic Gray Hold Onto Hope corners and flowers…

…and I added a little more Wooden Textures DSP to the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I love how the Brusho background turned out, don’t you?  I think it looks serene and sort of…heavenly!  And I loved this Hold Onto Hope bundle the very first moment I saw it in the 2018 Occasions Catalog!  Hope you like!

TTFN

Mary 


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TODAY IS THE FINAL DAY!!

This Super-Sale features a selection of items that are last-chance and limited-inventory, so be sure to get your orders in now – this is the last day!

Get all the details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page – or go right to the Year End Sale goodies in my Online Store!


Take the Red Box Challenge!!
Between Now and 31 Jan 18 at 11:59 PM (MT).


Happy New Year, everyone! The Paper Pumpkin team is especially excited for 2018, and we have two great reasons: (1) This year’s kits are amazing and (2) We’ve decided to kick off 2018 with a superfun giveaway!

We’re calling it the Red Box Challenge, and it’s easy to get in on the fun!

Simply put together a WOW project using an unused, past kit—or buy a past kit that you’ve had your eye on. Then share an image of your project on Facebook or Instagram with #redboxchallenge and you will be entered into a random drawing to win a Paper Pumpkin kit.

Now, we think all of our kits are wonderful and amazing–but our random drawing winners will receive the upcoming Paper Pumpkin fifth anniversary March kit. Think: Gorgeous and collectible. Everyone is going to want one. AND the winners will get it in their mailbox before anyone else. 

Sound fun? Check out the terms and conditions here, then start crafting your Red Box Challenge project today!

Note: Some project ideas will be selected from the entries and featured in Paper Pumpkin’s monthly newsletter and on our Facebook and Pinterest pages. Past alternative Paper Pumpkin projects you’ve created and posted on social media are not eligible for this contest.


2018 Occasions Catalog Shares are Still Open!  

You’ve Got Until 1 Jan 18 at 5pm MST to Get Signed Up for Yours!

What are catalog shares, you ask?  They’re your chance to try a little bit of everything and see what you like the best from a new Stampin’ Up! catalog!  

I’ll place our Shares order first jump out of the box on 3 Jan 18 and use expedited shipping so I get it back fast!  Then I’ll get it all cut up, packaged and out the door quick as I can – hopefully during the week of 8 Jan!

We’ve got new Designer Series Papers, new ribbons and trims and all sorts of fun embellishments!  

Shares are open to anyone – including demonstrators, so…check it…

I’ve got a few options for you to pick from:  a New Designer Series Paper Share, a New Ribbons/Embellishments Share, and an I Want It All Share (this one gets a free extra bonus!!).  You can see everything included in each share type and find a handy sign-up sheet on my 2018 Occasions Catalog Shares page!


Do You Still Need an Occasions and Sale-A-Bration Catalog?! 

If you’re not a current customer of mine but would like to be, you can request your copies of the catalogs on my Contact page right here.  


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:  

The Occasions Catalog goodies will all be available on 3 Jan – that’s coming real soon, y’all!! 🙂


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Basic Gray Card Stock:  4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″)

Island Indigo Card Stock: 3 5/8″ x 4 5/8″ (mats for card front and for inner liner)

Shimmery White Card Stock: 3 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ (card front and inner liner); 3/4″ x 2 1/2″ (sentiment)  

Wooden Textures DSP:  Cross of Hope Cross die cut; envelope flap  ‘

Silver Foil:  Cross of Hope Cross die cut

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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Finn Fan Fix  

Today the Dad went up to NC to do some work across the weekend.  So we all helped him get loaded and ready to go!

Finn had a doggy-dilemma.

Stay with Mom?  Go with Dad?

Difficult choice for a little kid – one who loves both his parents!  

But…a road trip?!?

In the end, he made the selfless decision to stay here and protect me.

So…he bravely said good-bye to the Dad…

…and promptly forgot all about him while we worked the gates for the horses.

He’s a go-with-the-flow kind of guy – focused on the right here, right now.  Not the woulda-coulda-shoulda’s.

We should all be so smart!

TTFN

M

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Stampin’ Up! Heartfelt Sympathy for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop



Happy Thursday, y’all – and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!  It’s color week (and it was kind of a doozy – at least for me!) and I know all our ladies have made some beautiful projects for you.  Y’all be sure to hop thru all their blogs when you get done here! 🙂

Here’s our colors….

I have, unfortunately, a need for a Sympathy Card, so I decided to make one with these colors.  I used the pretty sentiments from the Heartfelt Sympathy stamp set, a little bit of Awesomely Artistic and You’ve Got This for some textures, and some pretty flowers from the Jar of Love stamp set and matching Everyday Jars Framelits.  Take a look-see:

In addition to our colors, I borrowed a layout idea from the Hand Stamped Sentiments challenge this week.

This one took me a while to get going – I just couldn’t get my brain around the color combination.  So I just started playing with background and textures.  I ended up with a Very Vanilla panel that I stamped using the burlap-y image from the You’ve Got This stamp set in Pool Party.  Over that, I used the splotches image in the Awesomely Artistic stamp set – also in Pool Party.

I SNAILd the panel to an Old Olive mat – it appears I’m having a bit of an obsession with smaller card fronts and wider “frames” this week!

I took a length of Very Vanilla 1/2″ Lace Trim and one of 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon and adhered them across the card front with some Liquid Glue – making sure they extended past the edges of the panel.

My sentiment, from the Heartfelt Sympathy stamp set, I stamped on some Very Vanilla, using the marker-to-stamp technique.  It’s a little sporty with a photopolymer stamp, so I ended up having to touch up the stamped image with my Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive Stampin’ Write Markers.  Then I cut the sentiment with an oval Stitched Shapes Framelit and matted it on a scalloped oval mat in Old Olive.  I used some Stampin’ Dimensionals and Liquid Glue to adhere it over the ribbons.

My flowers and stems are all from the Jar of Love and matching Everyday Jars Framelits.  I cut Old Olive leaves/stems (three of them) and adhered them together like a bouquet with a Glue Dot.  Then I stamped some small flowers from Jar of Love.  These are two-step images.  I did the first step in stamped-off-once and stamped-off-twice Rich Razzleberry with the second step image stamped off one less time.  Does that make sense?  I also did a few in Pool Party,  Then I cut them all out and adhered them in the bouquet with Liquid Glue.  Just cuz I have them and think they’re pretty, I added a Pearl Basic Jewels Embellishment to each flower.  And I “dotted the i” with one, too! 🙂

I took about length of 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon and pulled out a few threads, which I wrapped around the stems with a Glue Dot to hold it on,  Then I tied a simple knot with a few more strands and adhered it over the top with yet another Glue Dot.  Then I used Liquid Glue to adhere the bouquet to the card and the card front was done!

On the inside, I stamped a second sentiment from Heartfelt Sympathy to a Very Vanilla panel, again using the marker-to-stamp coloring technique.  Then I added a little sprig of Old Olive leaves – also from Heartfelt Sympathy.

I SNAILd the panel to an Old Olive mat and into my Basic Black card base, SNAILd the card front on – and the card was done!

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got more of the little Old Olive sprigs from Heartfelt Sympathy across the front…

…and more Pool Party burlap and splotches from Awesomely Artistic and You’ve Got This on the envelope flap.

Et Voila! I see no reason a Sympathy card can’t be pretty – perhaps that’s a card that needs to bring a smile more than any other kind, yes?  I think the fonts are so pretty in Heartfelt Sympathy and I love all the textures options we have these days – Awesomely Artistic and You’ve Got This are just a couple!  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

Mary Deatherage – YOU ARE HERE!

Jari Francis

Kristi Gray

Jaimie Babarczy

Have fun on the Hop!

TTFN

Mary


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STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT    


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Basic Black Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, score and fold at 5 1/2″)

Old Olive Card Stock: 3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3 1/2″ scalloped oval (sentiment mat); Everyday Jars die cut stems (x3)

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″ (card front and for inner liner); 3 1/4″ Stitched Shapes oval (sentiment); Everyday Jars die cut flowers

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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Finn-Fan Fix…will be back tomorrow!  No FFF’s on Blog Hop Days! 🙂

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Stampin’ Up! Best Birds and Better Together Sympathy Card

Mornin’, y’all!  Happy Friday!  Although it wasn’t a 4-day work week for me, it sort of felt like it – Monday was a government holiday and all the government folks had it off – so it was quiet!!

Before we get going – I wanted to say a little something about the videos I’ve promised – just to manage expectations a bit.  So…I am going to be doing them, but…it’s going to be a little bit before you see the first one.  Mostly cuz I’m going to be out of town for most of next week!  I promise I’m going to do them – I’ll try to commit to doing my first one the week after next.

But, you guys have to promise me something!  Promise you’ll cut me a little slack for a few videos, okay?  I know it’s going to take me a minute to get comfy doing them, so if I sound like a total dork on the first….let’s call it 5 videos..no make it 10! …just smile to yourself and shake your head.

Okay – so for today, I needed a sympathy card to send to Igor, my Russian son.  His Russian grandmother passed away last week. 🙁  So I needed a sympathy card.  I got a little inspiration from a couple of challenges, so I pulled out my Best Birds bundle and the Better Together sentiment stamp set.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Wild About Flowers Aussie Sympathy Card

Good day-after-SB LI, y’all!  I’m suspecting if you watched the whole game – you’re a bit on the sleepy side this morning!  As I type this, we’re smack in the second quarter and Atlanta has just posted the second score of the game!  Atlanta came to play, folks!  But Tom’s no slouch – looks like it’s going to be a good one! (Monday morning addendum….Oh My Goodness!  What a game!  What a crushing defeat for Atlanta.  You have to feel bad for the Falcons – it was a heartbreaker, for sure.  But – say what you will about Tom Brady.  He is just one helluva quarterback.  And the Patriots showed real heart, didn’t they?  To come back after such a deficit – a record breaking effort.  They earned this one, for sure!  I have to say – it was one of the best SBs I’ve ever watched! Wow. 🙂 )

I don’t have any stories about Finn today – well, I do, but I’m going to save them for another day.  I got a little bit of sad news on Sunday morning – a friend of Finn’s – from where he was born – has died.  His name was Cody and he was only 10 years old.  Not related to Finn, but certainly his friend for the first 5 months of his little life.  And he’s the reason they got into Aussies in the first place so…he’s kinda the reason that Finn….is!!   

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So I made a sympathy card for Cody’s parents.  I used the pretty flowers in the Wild About Flowers set and some sentiments from the Flourishing Phrases and the Better Together stamp sets.  And – cuz my mom sent it to me last year when we brought Finn home – I was able to add a little non-SU! Aussie image.   Until you get to the inside, where the dog image resides, this card would be perfect for any Sympathy Card need.  Take a look-see:

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