Sailing Home

Can you believe it is September already?  Where the heck did the time go?  Where did the summer go?  I guess the good thing is sometimes (not always) September can be beautiful in the North Country.  Let’s hope it is this year.

As most of you know by now, Stampin’ Up!® puts products together in Suites.  Then, if you like everything in a Suite they give you one time number so you can purchase it all without having to enter tons of numbers.  I love that!  This card was made using various products from the Come Sail Away Suite and yes, I did purchase everything in this Bundle so I could use one number (#15275) and get it all.  For $94.75 you get the Sailing Home stamp set, Smooth Sailing dies, High Seas Embossing Folder, Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper, Come Sail Away Memories & More card pack, Baker’s Twine and the Sail Away Trinkets.

To make this card I first stamped the lighthouse in Crumb Cake Ink and cut it out using the coordinating die.  Then I cut out the captain’s wheel in Crumb Cake cardstock.  If you look closely you can see that this die embosses as well as cuts.  I cut out a piece of Whisper White cardstock using the Stitched Rectangle Dies, stamped the sea gulls in the corner and adhered that to a piece of the Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper.  The sentiment and the two lines (they are not called ropes as my sailor husband tells me) are from the Memories & More card pack.  They have adhesive on the back so you just need to stick them down.

Wednesday is the day you can begin to order from the 2019 Holiday Catalog.  If you are local and would like one just let me know and I will put one out for you.  If you would like a copy mailed to you, you just need to pay for postage.  Those of you who ordered $50 or more in the past 12 months should get one free in the mail.  Actually, you should have already gotten it so if you haven’t let me know.


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Sailing Home

Last week was Rob’s and my 36th anniversary.  It is hard to believe it has been that long.  It is definitely true what they say about time flying.  Somehow during all that time we managed to raise together three handsome and brilliant sons who now have children of their own. We have had our ups and downs, as most people have but somehow we made it through it all.  I would not have wanted to do it with anyone else.

This is the card I made for Rob to celebrate our anniversary.  We have never really done presents or extravagant things to celebrate.  We have mostly celebrated this date quietly with just the two of us going out for dinner or something like that.  This year was no different.

To make this card I used the Come Sail Away Memories or More Card Pack from the 2019/2020 Stampin’ Up!® Annual Catalog for the background.  I love these card packs because they have lots of fun designs that coordinate with other products in the catalog.  I stamped the sailboat and the anchor from the stamp set called Sailing Home in Basic Gray Ink and  then cut them out using the matching dies called Smooth Sailing.  I layered all of this on top of a Basic Black card base.

Happy Anniversary, Rob.  It is true that any day with you is the best!

Don’t forget it is Bonus Days.  For every $50 you spend during the month of July you earn a $5 coupon towards your August purchases.  There is no limit as to how many coupons you can earn!

Join my team during the month of July & August and get an extra $30 in products of your choice in your starter kit.  For $99 you get to pick $155 worth of products!  Then you will also receive a $10 coupon code you can spend during the month of August. Plus you will able to get at least 20% all future orders!

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Come Sail Away Memories & More

Have you ever seen any of the Stampin’ Up!® Memories & More Card Packs?  If not, you should.  They are great for card making or scrapbooking.  I love them because they are a quick and easy way to make a card for anyone.  They include two different sized cards that are printed with a different design on both sides.  These packs also come with stickers.  The best part is they coordinate with some suites that are in the catalog.

I made this card using the Come Sail Away Memories & More Card Packs.  This pack coordinates with the Sailing Home stamp set and matching dies.  To make this card I just stamped the anchor in Night of Navy ink onto one of the cards in this pack and put the “celebrate” sticker along the bottom.  I adhered that to a piece of Night Of Navy cardstock and a Soft Suede card base.  It was easy as pie!  As a side note, I don’t know where “easy as pie” comes from because it is certainly not easy to make!  Maybe the saying should say “easy as eating pie” because that is easy to do!

In other news, I am a grandmother for the fourth time.  Olivia Grace was born on June 2nd.  She was 6 lbs 15 oz, 19.5″ long and beautiful!


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Happiness Blooms Memories & More

Although I am not a scrapbooker, I still use the Stampin’ Up!® Memories & More card packs to make cards.  I wanted to show my club members how quick and easy it is to use them and still make a cute card anyone would want to receive in the mail.  These are the two cards we made at our monthly club meeting.

Stampin’ Up!® has a set of these Memories & More card packs in the 2019 Occasions catalog called Happiness Blooms.  They coordinate with the stamp set called Bloom By Bloom, the Happiness Blooms Designer Series Paper. the Calypso Coral 3/7″ Satin Ribbon (which is gorgeous in person), the punches and the embellishments in this suite.  They also have a set of matching cards & envelopes you can purchase that are really nice.  They look like this:

The  cards & envelopes are White and Night Of Navy and come in two sizes.  The small note cards are 3″ x 4″ and the larger ones are 4″ x 6″.  There are ten of each size in the pack plus ten  envelopes to match.

The sentiments are from a Sale-a-bration stamp set called Part Of my Story.  You can get this stamp set for free with a qualifying order.  Other products we used to make this card are 1 1/2″ Circle Punch, 1 3/4″ Circle Punch, Everyday Label Punch, Bitty Blooms Punch Pack, Happiness Blooms Enamel Dots and 1/8″ Grosgrain Ribbon in Grapefruit Grove.

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