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Stampin' Up!'s Autumn Greetings

This is the swap card that I have been working on this weekend and will be sending to PA tomorrow.  This stamp set, AUTUMN GREETINGS, is on page 50 in the August-December 2020 Mini Catalog,HANDMADE FOR YOU.  The stamp set is bundled with the AUTUMN ESSENTIALS DIES.  Thank heavens ~ can you imagine fussy cutting that image 30 times?!!!

The Designer Series Paper is on page 53 in the catalog and is entitled MAGIC IN THIS NIGHT.  It has some spooky paper designs but I choose these for the colors  ~ Blackberry Bliss, Pretty Peacock and Cajun Craze.  On a 95 degree day it is nice to think ahead to cooler days and cooler colors.  I hope you like it!

Swap Card July

With your permission.......

I have been working on a swap yesterday and today so, with your permission, I will deviate from my usual posts.  The swap I am working on is one I will send to my friend, Kim Williams, in Pennsylvania on Monday.  We were both on Stampin' Up!'s Advisory Board years ago and she is the chief swap organizer ~ an amazing lady.  One of many amazing women that I know which reminds me of the graphic below ~ fabulous colors, artwork and a great quote.  I count all of you in my wonderful circle of women.  Thank you for being part of my life and my crafts!


Stampin' Up!'s Playful Pets

I hope your day has been a real treat!  Mine has!  I reconnected with a friend from years ago and found out about her darling store that every dog owner should know about!  It is the WEST VILLAGE BARKERY in Newport News.  I have known Jean for ages, she is a stamper (and, even has cute stamped 'dog cards' in her store) and a dog trainer.    The store specializes in training, grooming, a doggy bakery (birthday cakes!) and lots of cute doggy stuff.  You can find more information at

The card below is one of many I have made using the PLAYFUL PETS SUITE on page 40 in Stampin' Up!'s Annual Catalog.  It is the purrrrfect suite for anyone who has a pet companion ~ cat or dog.  The Bundle (10% discount) includes the stamp set and dies.  In addition you will find trinkets, trim and really great designer series paper.  More cards tomorrow and......a tip on using Foam Adhesive Sheets.  Let me know what you think about Jean's cute store!  I have a feeling that some of you know Jean and perhaps have been to the store to buy something special for your pet.  Am I right?

Dog w envelope

Playful Pets Suite


August Paper Pumpkin honoring our Heroes

Lately, it’s become especially clear who the everyday heroes are—they’ve always surrounded us! Teachers, doctors, hairdressers, nurses, delivery workers, cashiers, and even our friends, kids, and family members go above and beyond to enrich our lives. These people are truly the world’s greatest at what they do!

Celebrate and appreciate the everyday heroes in your life with the August Paper Pumpkin Kit. The cards included in this kit are specifically designed for celebrating life’s champions!

  • Kit contains enough supplies to create nine cards and coordinating envelopes.
  • Card size: 4-1/4” x 5-1/2” (10.8 x 14 cm)
  • Envelope size: 4-1/2” x 5-3/4” (11.4 x 14.6 cm)
  • Coordinating Colors: Bumblebee, gold, Mint Macaron, Pacific Point, Soft Suede, white
  • The kit’s stamp set includes Distinktive stamps



Tuesday Project Sheet

Your PROJECT SHEET this week is a beautiful card by Susan Campfield ~ a wonderful stamping friend of mine.  The Suite she used is FOREVER GREENERY on page 108 in Stampin' Up!'s annual catalog.  The suite features Designer Series Paper using SIX shades of GREEN ~ Garden Green, Pear Pizzazz, Just Jade, Pretty Peacock, Shaded Spruce and Soft Sea Foam.  I love the way that the creative artists at Stampin' Up! have used these colors and I think you will too.  The order number for the Suite is 154143.  If you order online be sure and use my HOST CODE for the month of July ~ 7KGGMFD2.  And, if your order is $35 or more I will send you five more project sheets using this suite!  Lovely, right?

Forever Greenery July 14

Download Forever Fern Love & Laughter

Blossoms in Bloom Card Class




2 PM

I have been using the stamp set, Blossoms in Bloom with the wonderful Adhesive Sheets ~ see my July 5 post about the sheets.  In this class we will make three cards and a little gift box using the set and the dies to make the cards above ~ Thinking of You and I Like You a Lot.  EMAIL ME if you are interested.

Stamp Set cover


Janie's Easy Stampin' Up! Cards

Jane Dodge sent me this picture earlier this week.  She used the WHALE OF A TIME SUITE on page 94 in Stampin' Up!'s new annual catalog.  The suite includes the stamp set and dies (bundled on page 96), designer series paper (6" x 6" package), sheer ribbon, sequins and an embossing folder.  However ~ as Janie points out in her comments below ~ all that you really need for some fabulous cards are the paper, the embossing folder and sequins.  Thanks for sharing Janie!

Janie's cards July


Wow! What a great set.  Please share with any of your club members who are working with a limited budget.  Only 3 must haves:

  1. DSP for backgrounds and for ocean critters cut from DSP
  1. Embossing folder (use for the two cards in the background)
  1. Sequin mix for this stamp set

I put a little glitter from my stash on the jellyfish.

I got a real deal with these 3 products with hardly making a dent in my supplies.

Stampin' Up's Zany Zebras

Yesterday afternoon I combined the PLAYING WITH PATTERNS 6" x 6" DSP with my new, and very fun, stamp set ZANY ZEBRAS!  The paper has all sorts of different patterns along with the following colors ~ Calypso Coral, Coastal Cabana, Crushed Curry, Night of Navy, Purple Posy and Whisper White.  You can find the cute zebras on page 104 in the new catalog!  You can also find them in Stampin' Up!'s Beginner Brochure ~ it's full of simple stamping ideas!  I would love to send one to you ~ EMAIL ME with your name and address and I will send you some fun mail!  HAPPY THURSDAY!


Saving Time with TABS



The wonderful TABS are from POST-IT and I bought them at Office Depot/Office Max.  They are repositionable and you can write on them!  Across the top of my catalog I wrote the name of the suites ~ 'Playful Pets', 'Peony Garden','Whale of a Time', etc.  Down the side of my catalog I wrote supply categories ~ 'color', 'DSP', 'Tools', 'Ribbon', etc.

Catalog with tabs SEMThe tabs will save you so much 

searching time ~ you will be pleasantly surprised!