Dandelion Wishes

Last week was one of the best weeks ever!  I went to Nashville for Nolan’s first birthday so I got to spend some time with Sam, Tara, Nolan and Madelyn.  Tara’s parents were there too and we haven’t seen them in a long time.  After having a great time there I drove to Alabama to see Zachary, Mary and Emory!  In one week’s time I got to see all the grandchildren!  What could be better than that!  Of course, there will be pictures to follow!

I made this card using the stamp set called Dandelion Wishes.  This is one of the most popular stamp sets in the 2018/2019 Stampin’ Up!® Annual Catalog.  First I stamped the sentiment in Blueberry Bliss ink and then the Dandelions in Smoky Slate.  I cut out the circle using the Stitched Shapes Framelits and the Layering Circle Framelits Dies.  The Designer Series Paper is called Best Route and is also in the Annual Catalog.  Lastly, I added the bow using some 1/8″ Grosgrain Ribbon in Grapefruit Grove.

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Stitched All Around

Stitched All Around is a new stamp set that is in the 2018/2019 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog.  It has a set of matching Framelits called Stitched Labels and you can save 10% by purchasing them in a Bundle.  The stamp set is has some cute sentiments but the dies is what drew me to this suite in the first place.

There are ten dies in this set.  They are mostly label dies which make them perfect for sentiments but there are a few other dies in the set that really add to it.  If you look at my card you can see the pattern that one of the dies makes.  It doesn’t cut out a shape.  It just pierces the cardstock to make this cute X pattern.  Plus it has two straight dies that add piercings to your cardstock.  One makes x’s and the other makes dots.  You are going to love this set of Framelits!

On a side note, here is a picture of Emory Jade.  She is growing up so fast and is already 16 months old!  She is the cutest and sassiest little southern girl.  Just look at those eyes!  She looks just like her Mama.

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Eclectic Expressions

There are only 10 days left to Sale-a-brate left! This means that after March 31st all the Sale-a-bration products will be going away (except for the Celebrate You Thinlits and the Basket Weave Embossing Folder) and not eligible to get anywhere.  Although the Celebrate You Thinlits and Basket Weave Embossing Folder will be in the new catalog you will have to pay for them then.  Now, they are free with a qualifying order!   Plus there are only ten days left to get an extra $25 in free product with a $250 order (or workshop order) and only ten more days to join my Stampin’ Up! group and get an additional two free stamp sets of your choice.

To make this card, I first cut out the squares in Pool Party and Bermuda Bay using the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies.  Then I cut out the dragonfly using the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits Dies in Whisper White.  The sentiment is from one of the Sale-a-bration stamp sets called Eclectic Expressions.  This is a fun set with a couple of sentiments and a bunch of swooshes, splatters and blobs (sorry, I can’t think of another word to call them).


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Tabs For Everything

Tabs For Everything is one of the stamp set I got for free while attending a Stampin’ Up! OnStage event.  I love those events.  We get free stuff (which is awesome) but more importantly we get to spend time with other Demos. Some of them I met online and finally got to meet in person and others just live too far away to see often so it gives us an excuse to see each other again.  We also learn new techniques and just have a lot of fun.  If you are interested in attending one of these events (the next one is in April) then you need to join as a Demonstrators because customers can not attend.  It only costs $99 (plus tax) to join and you get $125 worth of free product of your choice.  Plus, if you join between during Sale-a-bration (January 3rd -March 31st) you can two more stamps sets for free!  So think about it for a couple of weeks and just say yes!  There is no obligation to buy another thing if you don’t want to but I know you will want to!  If you are going to place a $100, then it will even save you money because Stampin’ Up! doesn’t charge shipping for Starter Kits!

Anyway, I made this card for one of my 15 December birthdays.  It is a simple birthday card and I decided it was perfect for a masculine card.  Tabs For Everything has a matching punch called Circle Tab and you can save 10% by purchasing them in a Bundle.

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Dragonfly Dreams

Dragonflies are one of those bugs that no one seems to mind if they are around.  As I was beginning to write this blog post, I realized that I haven’t seen any dragonflies at our cottage.  That is kind of weird since they like to hang out around water.  I’ll have to do a little research and find out why.

Edited:  Well, Dragonflies do live near the water.  They actually start their lives in the water.  Adult dragonflies usually only live a month but some species live up to six months.  They eat mosquitoes (which is why we all love them).  If you want to find out more about them you can click HERE.  I still don’t know why there aren’t any around here but that is research for another day!

I made this card using the stamp set called Dragonfly Dreams.  It has a set of matching Thinlits called Detailed Dragonfly.  Unfortunately, this set was released in a prior year so there is no Bundle Bonus.  In case you were wondering, Stampin’ Up! offers Bundles on matching stamp sets and dies the first year they are out.  After that, they are only sold separately.  If you like a Bundle, buy it before you are not able to.

One of my favorite this about this set is the cute little Dragonfly die I used above.  All those dragonflies are attached together with one die.   They are adorable, aren’t they?  I cut these out using Silver Foil Paper. I thought it added a nice little sparkle to the card.

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An In Color Stamp Off Challenge

Good morning everyone.  It is time for another Stamp Off Challenge.  This time we have an InColor Challenge.  We can use at least two InColors for our creations.

I needed to make a masculine birthday card so I did not have a lot of choice in the colors I used so I decided to go with Dapper Denim and Emerald Envy.  I thought it needed a little pop of color so I used a small piece of Lemon Lime Twist.

I used the stamp set called Super Duper.  This is a great set because it has big sentiments (I love big sentiments).  I stamped it three times (once on Whisper White cardstock, once on Dapper Denim and once on Lemon Lime Twist) and then cut out all the pieces and put them back together.  The Designer Series Paper is new and called Pick A Pattern.

Don’t forget today and tomorrow are the last days I am offering FREE Shipping on all orders over $50 as a way of saying thank you to all of my customers!  You can place an order online using the Hostess Code PJ6PNF26 and I will rebate you your shipping costs by PayPal or check.  You have to order before 6:00 PM EST tomorrow to get this fabulous deal and you have to use the Hostess Code in order to qualify.  This offer does not include expedited shipping.

Now let’s go see what Buffy and Jackie made.

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Blooms & Wishes

This is another card I made for my sister to use as invitations to her son’s rehearsal dinner.  A couple of weeks ago I told you how she decided to do something different with her invitations.  She wanted to send each person a different card with the invite inside of it.

I made this card using the stamp set called Blooms & Wishes.  I am so excited that this is one of the stamp sets that is going to be carried over into the new Annual Catalog.  The colors I used are Flirty Flamingo, Daffodil Delight, Blushing Bride,  Wisteria Wonder and Emerald Envy.

To cut out the sentiment I used Stitched Shapes Framelits and Layered Ovals Framelits Die.  They layered together nicely.


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