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Saturday, May 30, 2020

Going, Going, Almost Gone!



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Hello Stamping Friends,

Time for another great post with the Sisters in Stamping. This time around we are saying our fond farewells to some of our favorites that will be retiring in less than a week. That's right, they are going, going, almost gone so if you haven't gotten your shopping list of items yet, don't wait any longer. Place your order today or email/call me and I can do it for you.

There is minimal stamping on this card. I really only stamped the background stamp. The rest is from the Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper. That's right the two banner pieces and even the birds are cut out from sheets in the designer series paper. Isn't that great? Especially if you don't have a lot of time to pull out a ton of stamps and ink.

I used a half of doily to make the birds pop more. The string is there to make it look like pieces from a bird's nest. You know, random pieces of stuff that birds are always finding to make their nest just right. 

I actually designed this card with a stamping friend for a bridal shower she was hosting for a friend of hers. They came together very quickly. We made twelve cards in just about two hours and that included the time we spent designing the cards. So, quick and easy for the win again.


We basically ended up with four different designs because we needed the images with two birds together. There are actually a few images on the sheet with three birds but we strategically cut the extra bird out. We actually only needed to use one 12"x12" piece of designer paper to get all the birds we needed. 

When we were finished, we were both thrilled with how they turned out. I hope she was able to host the shower because this was just before the whole virus lockdown happened. I'll have to ask her.

Remember we only have a few days left with the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog and the 2020 Spring Mini Catalog so don't wait to get your favorites from the retiring list.  Also, go take a peek over at Sisters in Stamping for more ideas using items from the retiring list.

Sunday, May 24, 2020

April Showers Bring May Flowers

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Hello Stamping Friends,

I am so excited the warmer weather is here and it seems to be staying. It's great to be able to sit outside eat lunch, make a fire at night or just sit on the porch enjoying the outdoors. The other thing that is great about this time of year is all the flowers that you get to enjoy.

This week with Sisters in Stamping we are sharing cards made using flowers. Stampin' Up! offers so many great flower sets that sometimes it's not easy to choose just one to use to create. Do you find that to be true? I know I do. However, I managed to decide on one for this week's post. I hope you like it.


I used the timeless tulips stamp set and coordinating punch to make this card. A bunch of tulips definitely alert you to the beginning of spring. You can easily switch out the greeting to any one that would fit the occasion you need a cheerful card for. 

Don't forget to take a peek over at Sisters in Stamping for more floral inspiration.

There are only a few more days to get your favorite items from the retiring list. You'll need to get it before it is gone forever. Order directly from my website or contact me to place your order for you.

Product List
Pear Pizzazz Classic Stampin' Pad
Pear Pizzazz Classic Stampin' Pad
[119784]
$5.95
Paper Snips
[103579]
$10.00

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Going, Going, Gone

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Hello Stamping Friends,

It's already the middle of May. Life has certainly been strange for the past few months but in the end it's all that we make of it. I hope you are making some great memories with your family and getting outside as much as possible to enjoy the great outdoors. 

It's time for another great blog hop with the Stamper's Dozen group. These ladies are very talented and come together once a month to share their inspiration with everyone. Be sure to continue through the hop after visiting my blog.



The Animal Outing Set is retiring and it's such a nice set to color. Plus, who doesn't appreciate some wild animals to bring some happiness? I love this particular stamp because of the relationship of the bird and the rhino. Two completely different species being kind to each other just like we should be kind to everyone even if we don't agree with them. 

I also used the handwritten background stamp that we will be saying see ya later to very soon as well. 


Keep hopping to see even more great ideas using some of our favorite items that we need to say see you later to.


Product List
Paper Snips
[103579]
$10.00

Stamper's Dozen May 2020 Blog Hop

  1. Patty Chenail – Stamp-Patty’s - Stamping in My Flops
  2. Judy Garza – Creativity Released
  3. Sharon Hashimoto Burkert – As the Ink Dries
  4. Carol Payne – Carol Payne Stamps
  5. Joanne Cantrell – Keep It Simple, Stampers
  6. Rachel Yurkanin – Stamping with Rachel
  7. Debbie Naylor – Unfrogettable Stamping
  8. Bonnie O'Neill – Bonnie Stamped
  9. Laura Milligan – I’d Rather BEE Stampin’
  10. BJ Peters – StampinBJ

Friday, May 8, 2020

One-of-a-Kind Lady in My Life

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Hello Stamping Friends,

I hope you are all doing well and enjoying each day as best as you can. This week with the Sisters in Stamping we are sharing Mother's Day cards with you. We all have that one-of-a-kind person in our life, our mom and I know I certainly had a one-of-a-kind mom.

 Growing up, we didn't have a ton of money. We weren't able to have the best of everything. We didn't go out to eat often. We didn't even take "proper" vacations until I was in high school and in order to do that, my mom took out a loan. But my mom, did so much for us, that I thought we were rich. I thought we went to the best restaurants when we did go out. I thought I had the best clothes ever. And I thought those trips to stay at her cousin's house, my aunt's house or her friend's house were the best vacations ever. It was because of how she looked at them that we saw them the same way. So many great memories were made with not a ton of money.

 I honestly, haven't participated in this day of posting for the past few years because this is not an easy time of year for me since I lost my mom when she was so young (and so was I). I don't have anyone to give a Mother's Day card to so I really don't enjoy making them. 

However, I decided this year this card was a perfect fit for me to actually participate in the blog. I'm sure you'll notice there is no greeting on my card (never mind, a Happy Mother's Day), but this card is the perfect card for me to share a memorable story with you about my mom this Mother's Day. It's a story that I am often reminded of thanks to my sister. I hope you will keep reading.


When I was about twelve years old, we went to visit one of my mom's friends. While we were there, we pulled out Pictionary and set off to play a few rounds. It was all good and fun, until it was my turn to draw a seahorse for my team (aka Mom). I drew it much like what you see above. The key being I drew the tail curled in the front. My teammate (aka Mom) had no idea what I drew. I then shared what it was and she started laughing. Imagine that!!!!  Yep, she laughed so hard that she literally started crying. I still didn't know why she was laughing so much. She couldn't even speak. Well, guess what happened when Mom was laughing so hard that it brought tears. Yep, you guessed it! I started crying and it wasn't for the same reason as my mom. Nope! I was crying because my mom thought my drawing was so bad that it made her laugh until she cried. Finally, she was able to get out the words to tell us what made her laugh. Wait for it.........it was because I drew the tail in the front. Uh-huh, just like the above. In her head it should have been behind the seahorse and she just found it so odd.

To this very day, I have NEVER played Pictionary again, nor will I. However, my younger sister is so kind to buy me seahorse items from time to time and even has my now grown children pointing out seahorses to me. As recently as last week, my sister bought seahorse dog toys. The harassment is real people! (LOL)

So, now instead of drawing anything I stamp. And I will buy seahorse stamps because they make me think of my mom.  If you are lucky enough to still have your mother don't take her for granted. I know I did because I was only 20  years old when I lost her and I miss her every single day for the past 25 years (with tears in my eyes as I type this). 

Thank you for stopping by and letting me share a special part of my memories with my mom with you. I hope you have a wonderful day with your mother or with your children as they celebrate you.

Don't forget to head over to Sisters in Stamping for more ideas that are geared for those one-of-a-kind ladies in our lives.

If you have any questions on how to make the card, please ask. I'd be happy to share it with you. All of the "ingredients" used to make it are below. 

Product List
Paper Snips
[103579]
$10.00