Balloon of Heal-ium for a Special Someone

Today’s card has an adorable little mouse holding a “heal-ium” filled balloon (that is the sentiment stamped inside). I just adore the Special Someone stamp set in the 2020 Spring Mini catalog. It also has a raccoon and a squirrel. It’s a two-step stamp set, so you can use a darker ink for the outline detailing and a lighter shade to color the inside quickly and easily. You could also choose to stamp the outline and color in the images with watercolor pencils or Stampin’ Blends. Lots of coloring options. I also adore these shades of purple and I hope the recipient likes them, too!

Balloon of Heal-ium for a Special Someone
Special Someone Stamp SetCard Recipe
Stamp Set:  Special Someone
Cardstock:  Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather, Whisper White
DSP:  Brights 6×6 Collection
Ink:  Crumb Cake, Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather, Soft Suede
Lovelies:  Glitter Enamel Dots
Tools:  Stitched So Sweetly Dies

Click on the Stampin’ Up Catalogs tab above to view the 2020 Spring Mini, 2020 Sale-a-Bration brochure, 2nd Release SAB brochure, 2020 Coordination Flyer and the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog PDF.

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Fashionably Late Birthday Card

Let’s admit it. We’ve all done it. We’ve all had a moment where we realized that someone’s Birthday just happened and we forgot about it. Just because you forgot to give a card by their Birthday doesn’t mean you can’t send them belated well-wishes. This card is fun to color and I added Wink of Stella for a glittery effect that will still make them smile…even if it is a day or three late.

 

Fashionably Late Birthday Card

Card Recipe
Stamp Sets:  Wonderful Moments, Swirly Frames
Cardstock:  Flirty Flamingo, Mango Melody, Whisper White
Ink: Highland Heather, Memento Tuxedo Black
Blends:  Crumb Cake, Flirty Flamingo, Highland Heather, Ivory, Mango Melody, Pool Party
Lovelies:  Glitter Enamel Dots, Wink of Stella
Tools:  Stitched Rectangles Dies, Subtle 3D Embossing Folder

Click on the Stampin’ Up Catalogs tab above to view the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog PDF.

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Layers of Kitty Hellos

Aren’t these kitties just too cute? It’s one of those stamp sets I rarely turn to. Why? I have no idea. These kitties make me smile. I used some retired (ret) Designer Series Paper that I was hoarding and the card came together quite quickly. I couldn’t decide which color I liked best for the kitties, so I tried out a few options. I’m leaning towards the gray, but would’ve liked it a little lighter. You can’t see it in the photo, but all the flowers have Wink of Stella on them. The shimmer is so pretty in real life. Next time I feel like coloring, I will dust off the coordinating set Bella & Friends and color in some cute puppies!

Layers of Kitty Hellos
Card Recipe
Stamp Set:  Pretty Kitty
Cardstock:  Blushing Bride, Pool Party, Soft Sea Foam, Whisper White, Thick Whisper White
Designer Series Paper:  Painted Seasons (ret)
Ink:  Pool Party, Memento Tuxedo Black
Blends:  Cajun Craze, Crumb Cake, Flirty Flamingo, Ivory, Pool Party, Smoky Slate, Soft Sea Foam, Color Lifter
Lovelies:  Glitter Enamel Dots, Wink of Stella
Tools:  Banner Punch (ret), Layering Circles Framelits, Stitched Labels Dies, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform

Click on the Stampin’ Up Catalogs tab above for the 2019 Occasions Catalog and the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog PDFs. There are just a few days until this Occasions Catalog and Annual Catalog are no more, so be sure to check the Retiring Lists here and get what you want before it’s gone!

Occasions Retiring List
2018-2019 Annual Catalog Retiring List

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Amazingly Sweet Birthday

Oh My Goodness! This card is so sweet, I need to brush my teeth! The Designer Series Paper on this card is from the How Sweet It Is Suite on pages 14-15 of the 2019 Occasions Catalog. This particular striped piece was the complete inspiration for this card. I don’t have the matching stamp set and dies yet, but the stamp set Incredible Like You has a whimsical style that pairs great with the colorful paper.  It is so easy to line up the flower layers for detailed two-step stamping. I can’t wait for you to be able to get your hands on this stamp set and paper…they will both be available on January 3, 2019!

Amazingly Sweet BirthdayIncredible Like You stamp set
Card Recipe
Stamp Set:  Incredible Like You
Cardstock: Coastal Cabana, Gorgeous Grape, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper:  How Sweet It Is
Ink:  Coastal Cabana, Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather, Pool Party
Lovelies:  Glitter Enamel Dots
Tools:  Layering Ovals Framelits, Big Shot

Click on the Stampin’ Up Catalogs tab above for the 2018 Holiday Catalog, which is still in effect until January 2, 2019, and the Annual Catalog PDF. So much creativity and fun!

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Subtle Flowering Desert Sneak Peek

Sorry it’s been a couple weeks since my last post, but I was lucky enough to have my son home for 10 days for Christmas and I enjoyed all my time with him. I’ll be sharing the card I tucked into his backpack with you tomorrow. It’s pretty darn funny.

I finally inked up the beautiful stamps in the Flowering Desert set last night. I have never lived in a desert region, nor have I ever visited a desert region, but I am always drawn to desert style stamps. There’s something about the loneliness and isolation a desert represents that makes me wistful for quiet and peace. As soon as my eyes gazed upon page 29 in the upcoming Occasions Catalog, I knew this stamp set would be the first one I ordered. Flowering Desert SetThe Soft Suede layer is embossed with the Subtle Dynamic Embossing Folder. It does just what the name implies – creates a subtle texture that is so pleasing to the eye. This set will be available beginning January 3, 2019 so get your wish list ready!

Subtle Flowering Desert Sneak Peek

I am also loving the trio of colors I chose for this card. The Pear Pizzazz and Soft Suede are quiet and soft…and then Melon Mambo comes along for an awesome pop of color to brighten everything up!

Mambo Pear Suede

Card Recipe
Stamp Set:  Flowering Desert
Cardstock:  Melon Mambo, Soft Suede, Whisper White, Thick Whisper White (card base)
Ink: Melon Mambo, Pear Pizzazz, Soft Suede
Lovelies: Glitter Enamel Dots, Pear Pizzazz Shimmer Ribbon
Tools:  Subtle Dynamic Embossing Folder, Rectangle Stitched Framelits, Stitched Labels Framelits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform

Click on the Stampin’ Up Catalogs tab above for the 2018 Holiday Catalog (only available until January 2, 2019) and the Annual Catalog PDF. So much creativity and fun!

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Happiness Story

Today’s card features a sentiment from a wonderful Sale-a-Bration set called Part of My Story. The sentiments are so heartfelt and perfect for so many people in my life. I can’t wait for you to be able to earn the set for free beginning January 3, 2019

Happiness Story
As promised, this card uses the same trio of colors as Tuesday and yesterday – Calypso Coral, Melon Mambo and Pineapple Punch. I am just loving the juiciness of these yummy colors!

Calypso Pineapple Mambo
And here’s another look at the awesome Rectangle Stitched Framelits!

Rectangle Stitched Framelits

Card Recipe
Stamp Set:  Part of My Story
Cardstock:  Melon Mambo, Pineapple Punch, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper:  Happiness Blooms
Ink:  Melon Mambo
Lovelies:  1/8” Pineapple Punch Grosgrain Ribbon, Glitter Enamel Dots
Tools:  Rectangle Stitched Framelits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform

Did you miss the previous cards? Click below to view
Sequins Make Life Grand, Dear Friend
Circular Friends

Click on the Stampin’ Up Catalogs tab above for the 2018 Holiday Catalog, which is still in effect until January 2, 2019, and the Annual Catalog PDF. So much creativity and fun!

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Circular Friends

Here is the card for Day 2 showing off the Happiness Blooms Designer Series Paper and a great new stamp set called Incredible Like You. Don’t forget these items will be available beginning January 3, 2019.

Circular Friends
As promised, this card features the same trio of colors as yesterday – Calypso Coral, Melon Mambo and Pineapple Punch. It’s a super fun card that was created using all punches…so if you don’t have a Big Shot, that’s ok!

Calypso Pineapple Mambo

Card Recipe
Stamp Set:  Incredible Like You
Cardstock: Calypso Coral, Melon Mambo, Pineapple Punch, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper:  Happiness Blooms
Ink:  Melon Mambo
Lovelies:  1/8” Pineapple Punch Grosgrain Ribbon, Glitter Enamel Dots
Tools:  1”, 2  1/4” & 2 1/2” Circle Punches, 1 1/8” & 1 3/8” Scallop Circle Punch

Did you miss yesterday’s card? If so, click here to view Sequins Make Life Grand, Dear Friend

I’ll have another card for you tomorrow using the same colors and DSP!

Click on the Stampin’ Up Catalogs tab above for the 2018 Holiday Catalog, which is still in effect until January 2, 2019, and the Annual Catalog PDF. So much creativity and fun!

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Gorgeous Glittery Grape for Grace

Today’s card is all about Miss Grace and her favorite color purple. She’s a sweet little girl celebrating her Birthday and I just love using glitter for little girls. Yes…parents just LOVE me. But, since Stampin’ Up doesn’t have any purple glimmer paper, I had to make my own.  I used a sponge dauber and sponged Highland Heather onto the Sparkle Glimmer Paper and turned it into a yummy cupcake!

Gorgeous Glittery Grape for Grace close up

The Coffee Cups framelits include a die that doubles as either a cup sleeve or corrugated cupcake liner as well as a die that doubles as both froth and a frosted cupcake top! I finished it off with the Gorgeous Grape Mini Striped Ribbon, which happens to be one of my faves, and a few Glitter Enamel Dots. Happy Birthday, Grace!

Gorgeous Glittery Grape for Grace

Stamp Set:  Happy Birthday Gorgeous
Cardstock:  Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather, Whisper White
Specialty Paper: Sparkle Glimmer Paper
Ink: Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather
Lovelies:  Gorgeous Grape Mini Striped Ribbon, Glitter Enamel Dots
Tools:  Simple Stripes Embossing Folder, Coffee Cups Framelits, Layering Circles Framelits, Petals & More Thinlits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Sponge Dauber

The 2018 Holiday Catalog is now available for all you awesome stampers to order from! Click on the cover below for the PDF and get your wish list going!
2018 Holiday Catalog Cover

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Eclectic Threading for SUOC197

I had just been looking through some previous posts and came across this one that I did threading on. I just love the effect. I wanted to feature threading on another card and decided the Stampin’ Up Only Challenge #197 Favorite Florals (SUOC197) would be the perfect opportunity. Their challenge is to use a floral set in the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog. You can visit their page and play along, too!  The card just started flowing along and before I knew it, there wasn’t any actual stamping on it! A sentiment banner saves the day!

Eclectic Threading

Stamp Set:  Oh So Eclectic
Cardstock:  Lemon Lime Twist, Peekaboo Peach, Soft Sky, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper:  Naturally Eclectic
Ink:  Peekaboo Peach, Soft Sky
Lovelies:  Gold Metallic Thread, Glitter Enamel Dots
Tools:  Eclectic Layers Thinlits, Layering Ovals Framelits, Big Shot, Big Shot Die Brush

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Happy New House!

My oldest daughter and her fiancé just bought a house. Sniff Sniff! My Doodlebug is adulting! I had already made them a congrats card using items from a previous Paper Pumpkin kit, but my mother asked me to make one for her to give as well. In the City* Hostess set to the rescue! I knew I wanted to do a line of houses and feature something that would put the focus on just one. At first, I thought about using a sunburst behind one house, but Hunter had a much better idea. She said, “Make all the houses gray, except for Syd’s! And make hers yellow, since that’s close to the color of the new house!”  So…as any good mother would do, I listened to the advice of my youngest daughter and here’s the final card. Super cute with those new Glitter Enamel Dots, too!

Happy New House

Stamp Set:  In the City (Hostess Set)
Cardstock:  Crushed Curry, Basic Gray, Whisper White
Ink:  Crushed Curry, Basic Gray, Smoky Slate
Lovelies:  Glitter Enamel Dots, Washi Tape (retired)

*This stamp set is a Hostess set, which means the only way you can get your hands on all its adorableness is by hosting a party or placing a qualifying order. Ask me about it! Here’s what is included in the set:

In the City Hostess Set
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Annual Catalog Cover

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