Decided to try the TGIF challenge today.  Sometimes you need something to get your mojo moving and my coffee just wasn’t doing that today!  So here is the link if you want to check out some of the examples of today’s challenge.  I started out with one stamp set and decided to change to Snow Front (150483).  Love, love, love this set.  The challenge was to use the colors, Very Vanilla, Black, and Merry Merlot.   I used a piece of the Neutrals DSP(149614) and a twig from the Seasonal Layers(143751) framelits.  The words are from the Merry Moose (150494) stamp set.



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Birds of A Feather

I can’t believe that I’m already posting Halloween cards but it will be here before we know it.   I mean August is almost half over.  Yikes!  It’s been a busy few months for me.  I’ve been painting kitchen cabinets which I finished but still have lots of touch ups and wood work to finish.  With the new Holiday catalog in my hands, I am having a hard time thinking about painting when all I want to do is stamp!!!  There is so much in this new catalog.  I told myself that I wasn’t going to go crazy this year but guess what?  I lied to myself!  lol  Anyway these two cards were made with the Birds of a Feather set.  I thought they were so cute and could be used for little ones that you may know!IMG_0622.jpgIMG_0623.jpg

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IMG_0044.jpgI knew the minute I saw “Seaside Notions” (149278) in the new Stampin Up Annual Catalog that I had to have it!  I love the sort of whimsical look of the seahorse as well as the seashells that are included in this set.  I stamped the sea horse twice.  The first one is stamp in Crush Curry ink on Crush Curry card stock and the other is stamped with Mango Melody ink on Mango Melody card stock and then they were both cut out by hand. I use to not be a fan of “fussy” cutting but the more I do it the more I don’t mind.  I also added a little glitter to each horse.  Then I took framelits from “Smooth Sailing” (149576), the tall grass and cut it out with the new “Noble Peacock” foil sheets (149495) and the shorter fern like framelit is from the “Under the Sea” (146334) set and used with the new yummy Perennial Essence Vellum (149101) in So Saffron.  It also comes in Petal Pink and Old Olive.   The background paper is from the Perennial Essence Designer Paper Pack  (149100).  I colored the rhinestones with my Mango Melody Blends and added some of the beautiful Reversible Ribbon (149496) on the Peacock side.  The card base is Old Olive card stock.

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You Make Me Giggle


This little piggy just makes me want to giggle and so when Stampin Up offered the words, “Let’s Get Together and Giggle” from a FREE set called Part of My Story, this piggy came to mind.   I stamped the image and the words in Memento Black and colored with my Stamping Blends; Petal Pink, Flirty Flamingo for the cheeks, and Daffodil Delight for the flower.  Call Me Clover  was used for the leaf and grass.   Don’t you love the black and white check paper?  Another freebie from the Sale-a-bration catalog.  It’s in the Botanical Butterfly DSP package.   The wooden leaf is ANOTHER freebie in the Butterfly Elements packet offered in the Sale-a-bration catalog that you can get when you spend $50.  The 1/4″Daffodil Delight double stitched ribbon completes the card.  Oh wait a minute!  I forgot to mention the the rectangle stitched framelit.  It comes in a package of 13 dies which are all different sizes.

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Let’s Make Music!


I love background stamps and this musical pattern is one of my favorites.  The Incredible You stamp set has these cute little floral images that I added to the bottom of this card using Pear Pizazz, Daffodil Delight, Grapefruit Grove, and Berry Burst.  I think this card would brighten anyones day.  Don’t you?

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IMG_7453.jpgSo what do you do with all the leftovers from your January Paper Pumpkin?  You put them on a yummy Chocolate Guiness Stout Cake you make for your hubby for Valentine’s Day!  I really wanted to add more hearts all over the cake but I didn’t want to waste a bit of the ganache on anything other than my lips and of course my husband’s!!!  Thank you to Michelle Burkett for making this first and posting it.  Michelle, I can’t wait to taste it.  I guess I will let my husband have the first piece!

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Incredible Like You!


I just love this stamp set.  When you first look at the images you may think that there isn’t much you can do with it.  But all week I posted different cards on my Facebook  page so that customers could see what you could do with this set.  I am in love with it.  I love the versatility of it and the fonts they use for the words.  The chiffon ribbon and wooden flowers are two of the freebies you can get in the Sale-a-Bration catalog.

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Be Still My Heart


I love love love this multi heart framelit found in the “Be Mine Stitched Framelits. ”   An added plus to this die is that when you cut it out, it gives you lots of little hearts of different sizes to use to embellish your card and many others.   I used Rose and Sparkle glimmer paper to cut the hearts out.  I embossed the two large hearts using one of the images from the “Meant To Be set”  along with the words.  In the background is a little splash of Blushing Bride ink using watercoloring.   As I said in my last post and I will say again in this one, this card can be used for more than just Valentines.

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Love Is In The Card


My plan was to not buy anything from the new 2019 Occasions catalog this year and just concentrate on the annual catalog.   Then I went to Onstage in Orlando this past November and those plans just went out the window!!!  I love so much about this catalog and so will you.  The other great thing about this time of year is the Sale-a-bration catalog full of awesome FREE goodies.   The “Meant to Be” stamp set is full of hearts and wonderful words.  It has a framelit set called “Be Mine Stitched” that is awesome!  It has some great cutouts that can be used in so many ways.  And even though this seems like it’s just for Valentines; it’s not.   You can give this card to anyone at anytime.  I also incorporated the leaf using a thinly from the “Flourish” thinlit set and the sprig is from the “Frosted Bouquet” framelit dies that carried over from the Holiday catalog.  The words love and you came from a new “must have” framelit set in the Occasions called “Well Written”.  I colored the flowers with Flirty Flamingo and Old Olive blends.  A little baker’s twine and voila’.  If you have any questions feel free to email me or leave a comment at the bottom of this entry.

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Timeless Tidings Meets Simple Stamping

2680776E-279D-47C3-869B-AC381B903EF8The focus this year at the Stampin Up Convention in Orlando, Florida was simple stamping. For many of us seasoned stampers this is no easy task. We love our many layers and embellishments and a simple card just seems naked without all the extras.  But we stampers also like a good challenge and so I came home and pulled out my Timeless Tidings from the Holiday catalog and went to work. A simple holly image stamped in Memento ink and colored with Stampin Blends. Quick, easy, yet elegant. A little Merry Christmas stamped in Shaded Spruce and voila!

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