Butterfly Basics With No Butterflies!

Butterfly Basics, Hello You Thinlits

I made this card using the stamp set called Butterfly Basics that is in the 2015 Occasions Catalog.  Wait.  Butterfly Basics?  Where are the butterflies?  Well, I have used a lot of butterflies lately (even though you know my thoughts about them) so I decided to show you that there are other stamps in this set that have nothing to do with butterflies or flowers.  I used the dotted line from this set.  I was easy to line up using my Stamp-a-ma-jig and a ruler.  The lines came out pretty well spaced, if I do say so myself.  The words were cut out using the Hello You Thinlits.

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Crazy About You

Crazy About You

Here is another card made with the stamp set called Crazy About You.  It is a set that is in the 2015 Occasions Catalog. This catalog will be around until June 2nd.  Sometimes sets that are in the “mini” catalogs make it into the Annual but not all of them.  This is a must have set.  Really!  If you don’t have it, you need to get it.  It goes with everything.  There are just some sets that you will keep forever and this is one of them.

Not only are there 30 words, there are also two flowers and one leaf stamp in this set.  One of the flowers matches the Flower Medallion Punch and the other matches the Scallop Circle Punch.

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Just Sayin’

Just Sayin'

Everyone needs a little sparkle in their lives and Stampin’ Up! has a lot of different products to do this.  This card uses four different kinds of “bling”!  I used Gold Foil Sheets, Gold Stampin’ Glitter, Gold Sequin Trim and Gold Embossing Powder for the sentiment.  When I look at this card I need to put on my sunglasses!

The other color I used is Blackberry Bliss.  This is one of the In Colors that is not retiring this year (thank goodness).  That is one thing about those In Colors.  When they retire they might be gone for good.  Stampin’ Up! does do a color renovation once in a while and sometimes will bring back a popular color (hopefully Coastal Cabana!) but you never know.

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Watercooler Challenge WCC20

Today is another day for the Watercooler Card Challenge.  This time Buffy made an awesome card sketch for all of us to follow.  Here it is:


Here is my card:

Project Life

I decided to use Project Life to make my card.  Even though I am not a scrapbooker, I love using Project Life to make cards.  The Everyday Adventure Project Life Card Collections uses a lot of my favorite colors such as Strawberry Slush, Bermuda Bay and Crushed Curry (among others).  I made this card entirely from Project Life and there is no stamping on it at all.

If you would like to see the other cards made with this challenge click HERE.  There are some awesome cards on there!

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Amazing News

As most of you know, my youngest son, Zachary, is in the Air Force and was deployed to Iraq six months ago.  It was a very stressful time for me.  When he left I made him promise to call or text me every day.  He kept his promise.  I heard from him everyday.

Last week he wrote us and told us that his replacement was supposed to arrive this week.  Zachary had to train him for three days and then he could start his journey home.  The problem was, when Zachary left for Iraq, he got stuck in Kuwait for three weeks.  We were worried his replacement would be stuck too.  On Thursday, he sent us a message that his replacement had arrived and Zachary was scheduled to fly out of Kuwait this Tuesday.  He said he would have to go back to his base for a few days and might be able to come home next weekend.

This weekend we were supposed to go visit our middle son, Sam, in Cleveland.  He called us a couple of days ago and told us not to come because he had to work all weekend.  We were sad but understood.  Things were just not working out!

Yesterday morning our eldest son, David, called us to ask what we were doing this weekend.  We invited him for dinner.  He arrived around 5:00 with his dogs.  A couple of minutes later, the front door opened and Sam walked in.  We were so surprised and not quite sure what was going on.  A minute later, the front door opened again and Zachary walked in.  We were in shock.  Apparently he got back to the US last Tuesday!!  He had been messaging us this past week from New Jersey!

Needless to say, there were lots of tears, hugs, kisses, more hugs, maybe a few more hugs, laughter and another hug or two!

We are so thankful to have him home once again.  It was an amazing night.


I do want to thank all of you who sent him cards while he was deployed.  He loved receiving every single one of them.  Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

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By The Seashore

By The Seashore

Although is has been a little warmer up here, there is still a lot of snow on the ground.  Thankfully the days have been in the high 30’s so the snow is melting slowly, which means no flooding.  I still miss the warmth and sunshine that we haven’t seen in such a long time.  I decided to make a card that depicts sunshine and warmth to try to cheer myself up.  It worked until I looked outside and saw all the snow.  Maybe I should just close the blinds!

I made this card using the stamp set called By The Seashore.  It has some shells, a starfish, and a sand dollar.  The shapes are all pretty easy to cut out so I can’t really call it fussy cutting.  I don’t do fussy cutting (as you all know!).

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New Photopolymer Stamp Set

Stampin’ Up! has come out with another new Photopolymer Stamp set called Just Kidding. I love some of the sayings in this set.  It is perfect for that best friend who you can say sarcastic funny things to!Just KiddingCheck out the other stamp sets that are available by clicking on the tab above that says “Merchandise Not  In Any Catalog“.

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