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Love this silly set ~ SILLY GOOSE ~ and I am so pleased to find that it transferred to our annual catalog that goes live in May.  You can find it on page 27 in the Mini Catalog and on page 51 in the May 2023 annual catalog.  I made the middle card today to send to a friend who had a mishap with a Mama Goose recently!  That's the reason we have to have all of these stamp sets ~ to make that purrrrfect card to send!  Right?

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New Catalog Time

I hope your new catty has arrived!  I am hearing from lots of creative friends that the new catty was in their mailbox on Friday & Saturday.  I was able to preorder and also did a 'speed delivery' so that I could see the new colors in person and begin to play with one of the new suites.  I choose the Countryside Inn suite.

You can find the COUNTRYSIDE INN SUITE COLLECTION (161474) on page 62 and 63 in Stampin' Up's 2023-24 catalog.  The suite includes the Bundle, one cling stamp and seven dies, the designer series paper and the blossoms embossing folder.  I was surprised to find ONE stamp and initially wondered about using it.  However, it is one stamp that can create endless opportunities for creativity!  I really like it and ~ I love the DSP!  I'll post a card I made with this bundle later today!



Enjoy The Journey

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I don’t very often make scrapbook pages, but I found myself inspired by the Enjoy the Journey Suite on page 58 in the January-April Mini Catalog to make one. This is a pretty simple page with room enough to add photos and journaling.

Cardstock: Gorgeous Grape 12” X 12” from the 12” X 12” Brights Cardstock Collection -145701, a small scrap of Basic Black for die cutting the jogging figure.

Designer Series Paper (DSP) : Enjoy the Journey Designer Series Paper-160586—one piece of the Gorgeous Grape and green gradient hills paper, and a 3” x 4: piece of the Melon Mambo to Pumpkin Pie gradient paper.

Memories and More Card Pack: Enjoy the Adventure Card Pack -- 160840, page 73 Mini Catalog

Inks: Tuxedo Black Memento Ink

Suite/Bundle: Enjoy the Journey Suite-160599, Enjoy the Journey Bundle--160594 These items can be purchased together as a suite which also includes baker’s twine 3 pack, DSP, and Enamel Sticker Icons, a bundle of the stamp set and dies, or separately.  

Tools: Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine-149653 or Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine--150673

Paper Snips Scissors—103579

Paper Trimmer--152392

Adhesive: Multipurpose Liquid Glue-110755


  1. Trim the full sheet of purple and green hills 11” X 11” DSP buy trimming ½” on all four sides.
  2. Cut the sheet of DSP in half.  Flip the Starry Sky side over.
  3. Fussy cut or use the hill die to trim off the edge of the sky to make a curvy edge.
  4. Overlap the two pieces so that the sky piece covers the top edge of the purple hilly piece. Glue the two pieces together. After gluing, the whole unit was 10-7/8” from top to bottom.
  5. Center the glued piece on the Gorgeous Grape cardstock and glue it down.
  6. Using your Stampin’ Cut & Emboss machine cut the two pieces of the tent dies from the Melon Mambo piece of DSP.
  7. Also cut the jogging person figure from a scrap of Basic Black Card stock
  8. You will use 1 card from the larger set of cards and 1 card from the smaller set of cards in the card pack. You can choose which cards you want. I chose the large card that has a grid with a green area on one long side, and the small card has a white center with an angled black and white edge surrounding the white center. I chose to cut off the green area of the long card.
  9. On the large card, stamp “Wishing you joy in this next ADVENTURE” using the Tuxedo Black Memento ink.
  10. Stamp “THIS MOMENT is the start of SOMETHING GREAT” using the Tuxedo Black Memento ink.
  11. There are 4 cards is the large pack that have stickers to use on your page. I chose the large flower and 3 stars to put on the large card, and 1 star and the remember banner on the small card.
  12. Glue the two cards to the page as suggested by the photo of the page.
  13. Add 3 of the Enamel Sticker Icons to enhance the page: the fire icon near the tent, the compass icon somewhere on the starry sky, and the 3 trees icon on the darker hill at the edge of the page.
  14. Refer to the photo as needed.

Enjoy your lovely page!


Introducing the latest addition to the Kits Collection by Stampin’ Up! The Forever Friends Kit has all you need to create beautiful floral cards with green foil accents to share with all your friends! 

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This kit includes: 

  • Enough supplies to create 8 cards—4 each of 2 designs
  • 8 coordinating envelopes
  • One Forever Friends photopolymer stamp set
  • One Night of Navy Ink Spot
  • Printed card bases, printed foil envelopes, foil die cuts, adhesive, twine, and a clear block
  • Finished card size: 5-1/4" x 4-1/4" (13.3 x 10.8 cm)
  • Coordinating colors: Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Night of Navy, Old Olive, Petal Pink

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Go to my online store by clicking on the kitty cat on the upper right side of this blog.  Use my April HOST CODE if your order is under $150 and receive a crafty gift in the mail from me ~ 2NBFTAUK.  Thanks!


All About Stampin’ Up!’s Online Exclusives

I’m sure by now that you’ve heard or read about Stampin’ Up!’s new product offerings called, “Online Exclusives.” Stampin’ Up! has initiated this program so that it can respond more quickly to relevant trends in the crafting world. Because it’s a totally new offering by Stampin’ Up!, I’d like to take this opportunity to explain what it is and how it works.

Online Exclusives in a Nutshell

 What They Are. Online Exclusives are products that Stampin’ Up! will offer ONLY online. You won’t see any of these products in their print catalogs. You may already know that the Kit Collection are online only. But now there will be a complete line of Stampin’ Up! products online only – stamp sets, papers, embellishments and more.

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Where You Can Find Them Online. When you shop Stampin’ Up!’s online store, you’ll find a drop-down list of “departments” in that store. Look down the list and you’ll see Online Exclusives. You may notice that there’s no breakout of types of products for that category. That’s because all current Stampin’ Up! products that are available online only, kits included, are in this category. Click on that link and shop!

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How You Will Know What’s Available. Online Exclusive products will not have a set end date, and some will only be available “while supplies last.” If you see a product listed in the store, it’s available for purchase, if not immediately, then in the future. If a product sells out and it’s not a “while supplies last” product, it will still be listed. But that product will have the words, “Currently Unavailable,” in red under the product description. If a “while supplies last” product sells out, it will not be listed.

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When New Online Exclusive Products Will Be Released? New Online Exclusive products will be released at the beginning of the months of March, July and November. This is part of a complete revision to their product release strategy. So, expect some fun new products all through the year on a regular schedule from now on!

How Will Online Exclusives Affect Stampin’ Up!’s Catalogs?

 Catalogs will still be the main resource to know what Stampin’ Up! is offering. We’ll still have their Annual Catalog (coming  in May!), as well as seasonal Mini Catalogs.

Ordering Online Exclusives

 You may order any Stampin’ Up! products any way you wish. If you prefer to order online, you’ll just order the Online Exclusive products just as you order any other products. If you prefer to have me place your order for you, just let me know. I can place the order for you just as I always have, whether it’s at an event, by e-mail or over the phone. I’m here to help you with ALL Stampin’ Up! products.