Sunshine Sayings

Last weekend Rob and I went to see our grand daughter, Madelyn.  It was her second birthday.  I can’t believe how quickly time went and that she is already two!  If you ask her how old she is she will tell you “two weeks”.  I’m not sure where she got that from, but it is adorable.  She is also a genius!  I mean it.  She is so bright.  Ok, I will admit I am her grandmother so I may be just a wee bit biased but how many two years olds can sing the alphabet song?  She sung it perfectly except for the usual jumble of l, m, n, o p.  See?  I told you she is a genius!

For her birthday party she dressed like Minnie Mouse.

Back to our regularly scheduled program……

I made this card using the stamp set Sunshine Sayings.  This set has matching Thinlits called Sunshine Wishes.  Both of these items are being carried over into the new Annual Catalog which starts June 1st (Yay!).


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Love Is In The Air

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It is another fun Friday when Jackie, Buffy and I participate in our Stamp Off Challenge.  This week our challenge is just in time for Valentine’s Day.

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Here is my card:

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I just realized while I am posting that I actually followed the colors of the challenge (even though it is not a color challenge).  I didn’t mean to but I guess I need to make up for my crooked Tic Tac Toe from last week so I am following the letter of the law this week!

Also, please notice that I used Blushing Bride, a doily and Burlap Ribbon.  I think it must be a first for the doily and burlap.  I also just noticed I cut the ribbon incorrectly but hand made cards aren’t supposed to be perfect so I am leaving it the way it is.

Let’s talk about that doily.  The proper name is actually Lace Doilies and they are in the Occasions Catalog.  The reason I bought them is because one side is Very Vanilla and one side is Whisper White so you an choose which color you want to use.  I like that!

The sentiment “love” came from a set of Thinlits called.Sunshine Wishes.  The arrow is from Love Notes and the Embossing Folder is called Falling Petals.  The petals are actually little hearts.

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

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This is a nontraditional Valentine’s Day card I made using Flirty Flamingo and Peekaboo Peach.  I suppose the name Flirty Flamingo is appropriate for Valentine’s so I think that makes it ok to use.

I used the stamp set called Sunshine Sayings to make this card.  This set is in the Annual Catalog and has matching Thinlits called Sunshine Wishes.  You can save 10% by purchasing them in a Bundle.  This is one of those stamp sets that didn’t catch my eye right away.  Then I started seeing samples of it on Pinterest.  Then Jackie, my Stamp Off buddy, started posting her samples and she talked me right into it.  Now I use it a lot, especially with Valentine’s Day coming up.

You better start making your Valentine’s Day cards soon since it is only a couple of weeks away.  Valentine’s (like birthdays) was made for cards so it is definitely a must do thing.  I send Valentine’s Day cards to my sisters and mother so it is not just for husbands, wives, girlfriends or boyfriends.  You can send one to people you love (like family)!

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Falling Flowers Wedding Card

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I needed a quick and easy wedding card recently.  It wasn’t because the wedding was unplanned or anything like that.  It was because I procrastinated and waited until the morning we were heading out the door to go to the wedding to make one.  I just totally forgot about it.

I already had a scrap of the Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper from another project and I actually had the “congrats”  from the set of Thinlits called Sunshine Wishes cut out of Sweet Sugarplum card stock too.  That left figuring out the background.  I took a stamp from the set called Falling Flowers and stamped it twice onto Whisper White card stock and then put it all together.  Even if I hadn’t have the congrats already cut out it wouldn’t have taken very long for me to do it.  That is the great things about Stampin’ Up!.  All their products are easy to use and coordinate so well together.

Don’t forget it is Sale-a-bration time! Earn FREE merchandise with a qualifying purchase! Get an extra $25 in Hostess Benefits with a $250 workshop (or order)! Join my Stampin Up! family and get a $125 worth of product for $99 PLUS your choice of TWO FREE STAMP SETS (an added value of up to $104)!!

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Sunshine Sayings

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My friend, Buffy is an amazing contributor to Craft Project Central (CPC).  The designers on this site create all sorts of projects.  For $10 a month you can have access to all the directions to these projects.  In addition to this, they do a monthly sketch challenge.  Buffy posted this sketch challenge one day last month so I decided to make a card using it.  The only problem is, I didn’t realized when I saw the challenge that it was the last day to submit anything.  I didn’t actually make the card until the next day so I was too late.

In any case, here is the sketch I used:

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I used the stamp set called Sunshine Sayings to make this card.  It has a set of matching Thinlits called Sunshine Wishes.  You can save 10% by purchasing them both in a bundle.  The Designer Series paper is called A Little Foxy.  Most of the colors in this paper use Calypso Coral, Pool Party and Smoky Slate.  I love these colors together so expect to see lots of cards made with them.

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Sunshine Wishes

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I don’t know how it goes from 75 degrees one day to 50 degrees the next.  Here I was enjoying this wonderful Fall weather where the days are in the 70’s and the nights are in the 50’s.  It is my favorite weather.  Then what happens?  I wake up one morning and it is 29 degrees outside.  Why ca’t the weather just cool off gradually?  It should slowly get colder.  Oh wait!  I know why!  It is because I live in Northern New York and things are just not done that way!  All I can say is “three more years”!

I made this card using the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits.  They are perfect for making a quick and easy card because they have a few shapes and some words so you basically have to just cut them out and stick them on the card.  I added the “Hello” using the Labeler Alphabet stamp set.  It is a great set because you can stamp any sentiment you want.  The Embossing Folder I used is called Petal Burst and is a new one in the Annual Catalog.

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Sunshine Wishes

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Sunshine Sayings is a stamp set that is in the Stampin’ Up! 2016 Catalog.  It is one of those sets that I passed by numerous times because there are so many other sets that I wanted.  Then along came Jackie.  Sigh.  Jackie used this set a few times in our weekly Stamp Off Challenges.  Every time she used it, I liked it more and more until it ended up on one of my orders.

I received this set yesterday.  I started looking at it and thought it would make a perfect card for my sister, Katherine.  Katherine and her family are going through a very tough time.  Every day I wish I could give her a big hug but she lives more than 5 hours away from me so it is not possible.  I guess the  next best thing is to hug her by mail.  I sent her this card just to let her know I am thinking of her and her family.  They could use a lot of prayers so anyone out there who wants to help, it would be appreciated.

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