Stampin' Up! & Hippo Happiness


And, today, it's this cute hippo from my friend, Barbara Schweiger, who has been in love with FIONA since the day she was born!  

81JFqSYjY5L Last night Barbara came to our regularly scheduled STAMP CLUB and brought a darling little box of 3" x 3" cards that she had made with the stamp set HIPPO HAPPINESS on page 49 in Stampin' Up!'s Annual Catalog.  

IMG_5738This is a BUNDLE so you don't have to worry about fussy cutting all these cute little animals.  Bundles save you 10% right off the top and the cost for the bundle is $48.50 so you just need to add a tiny bit to qualify for a SALE-A-BRATION FREE product!

Hello Dear Friend

There's a kit on page 6 in the Mini Catalog that I have been working on and I wanted to show you.  It is the Hello Dear Friend all-inclusive kit that you see below.  The reason I wanted to create the cards this week was because I had two additional kits to send away for birthday gifts ~ one for my sister, Judy, in Richmond and one for my best friend from college, Linda, who lives in Cleveland.  They have the same birthday ~ January 22.

All Inclusive Kit label

All inclusive?  Yes, EVERYTHING is included ~ the stamps, the ink, the adhesive, the cards and printed punch outs in Crushed Curry, Highland Heather, Melon Mambo, Misty Moonlight, Old Olive and Shaded Spruce.  It is an easy peasy kit with five sentiments to use as you like!  I hope Judy and Linda will enjoy making, and sending, these cards ~ they are happy cards that would make anyone feel good!

Card 1

Notecard 2

Card 3

Notecard 3

Stampin' Up! ~ Other ideas for Boho Indigo...

Swap card 3

The Boho Indigo Card Class yesterday afternoon was so much fun!  Everyone made six cards ~ none featured on this post today so these are additional ideas for you to use if you have purchased, or plan to purchase the Product Medley on page 9 in Stampin' Up!'s annual catalog.  Remember ~ EVERYTHING is included so it is easy to use and create ~ you have it all in front of you when you unpack the box!  The order number is 153132 and it is $70.  The order number for the REFILL KIT is 153925 and it is $23.  When you order it during Sale-A-Bration you will automatically be able to choose a FREE item from the catty ~ level 1.  Let me know if you have questions about the products ~ the 6" x 6" cardstock designs are especially nice!!

Swap card 1

Swap card 4

Birthday card
And, this birthday card from Abby Geddes ~ lovely.

Sale-A-Bration ~ Darling Donkeys & more...

It's Project Sheet Tuesday and I thought that you might like to make this cute card ~ eventually.  I think this is one of my favorite stamp sets in the Sale-A-Bration brochure!  DARLING DONKEYS is a set of 8 cling stamps and it is FREE with a purchase of $50 Stampin' Up! product.  Yes, I know you don't have your brochure YET but it's coming ~ I promise.  In the meantime, print off the PDF and save it.  This is a cute (and easy) card that your friends will love (and, love YOU for sending it).  More ideas/projects/information coming SOON!

Darling Donkey

 Download Darling Donkeys (1)


You can find this 'kit' on page 9 in Stampin' Up!'s annual catalog.  I just sent out some information about the class I am having tomorrow using this product medley.  If you are not on my newsletter list let me know or click on the SUBSCRIBE button to your right (under my goofy picture ~ I need to update it ~ don't you think?).  Here are a few of the cards we will make in class tomorrow afternoon.....

Boho 3

Boho 2

Boho 7

Posted for You ~ a sweet bundle..........

POSTED FOR YOU BUNDLE on page 81 in Stampin' Up!'s Annual Catalog makes lovely all occasion cards for you to send or to give.  It is even a possibility for upcoming celebrations like Valentine's Day.  I know ~ none of us can think past Friday of the upcoming week ~ are you still feeling 'behind' ~ I am!!!!







Happy Paper!

I needed a pretty and bright get well card this morning for my friend, Adrienne.  This is the card I created for her.  I used the stamp set, SO SENTIMENTAL, on page 74 in Stampin' Up!'s annual catalog.  The stamp set coordinates with the Stitched So Sweetly Dies on page 179.  I hope it cheered her up ~ just the colors would cheer me up!  The colors I used ~ Melon Mambo and Seaside Spray are both in the plaid paper that I used.  The combination of colors is one of many in the PLAID TIDINGS 6" x 6" designer series paper (page 57 in the Mini Catalog)  ~ this happy paper retires at the end of the month (or, rather January 3), so sad!

Healing Hugs 1

Stamp set

Healing Hugs 2
The saying is actually gold embossed but it is hard to tell ~ sorry!

Arrange A Wreath ~ Stampin' Up! ~ SALE!

You might have overlooked this stamp set, ARRANGE A WREATH, because it is hidden away in the ANNUAL CATALOG ~ on page 127.  I recently fell in love with it and used it in my CHRISTMAS CARD CLASS last weekend (to be repeated on Tuesday, December 1, if you are interested ~ I have space for one more stamper!).  It is the BEST ~ it's an all year around stamp set ~ Valentine's, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter and 'Best Wishes' for any occasion.


The first card is the one we created in class on Saturday afternoon ~ the other is similar with a change of colors.  What do you think?

CLASS CARD 1 CLASS CARD CLOSE UP CARD W WHITE WREATH WHITE WREATH CLOSE UPThe last one uses an additional die that matches the stamp set.  You can find the dies, WREATH BUILDER DIES, on page 173 in the annual catalog.  THESE WILL BOTH BE INCLUDED IN THE 24 HOUR SALE ~ ALL DAY TOMORROW!



Good Morning!

I know that many of you have this stamp set, GOOD MORNING MAGNOLIA, it is a favorite for a good reason ~ wonderful sentiments and beautiful art work.  I used it recently in my 2021 CALENDAR CLASSES and, while it was busy in the studio, I thought I would use it.  I hadn't used bleach on cardstock for a VERY long time and I wanted to see what the results would be on the in-color, JUST JADE.  I embossed the image first and then 'painted' inside the embossed areas with a small brush and bleach.  I like the result, what do you think?


I decided to create a second project using the same technique.  In addition, this time I changed the color of the ribbons using a sponge and ink from the stamp pad ~ or, a refill ~ sorry I can't remember which.  What do you think?  If you would like a PROJECT SHEET, let me know!

Tag (2)

Quite Curvy

Stampin' Up!'s video, below, shows how to make these two cards using the QUITE CURVY BUNDLE (1562280)/there is no sound for the video.  The designer series paper used is from the PEONY GARDEN DSP on page 149 in the annual catalog.  The colors are Basic Gray, Gray Granite, Petal Pink and Whisper White.  Interesting ~ you can add your own colors to the gray designs!

Q (2)