Stampin’ Up! Go To Greetings Thinking of You for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!  Please be sure to visit everyone’s blog  to see the great projects they are sharing with you this week.  My project today features the Go To Greetings Stamp Set, the Flowers of Home Dies and the New Horizons Designer Series Paper.  We are working with a Theme Challenge this week.  Here is my card:And our Theme for this week is Create a Scene :

The New Horizons Designer Series Paper is a gorgeous collection of designs perfect for creating scenes.  It will retire at the end of June, so don’t miss the opportunity to add it to your collection!

I CASE’d this card from one I saw on Facebook that was made by Valarie McDonald.  She referred to this technique as the “Torn Effect”.  The Basic White card stock panel is actually torn and the DSP is adhered behind the opening.  The edges around the scene are so soft.  After tearing the Basic White card stock panel to create the opening (approx 1-1/4″ x 3-1/2″) stamp the sentiment from the Go To Greetings stamp set with Starry Sky ink.   Adhere the DSP panel behind the opening with Multipurpose Liquid Glue then adhere to a panel of Starry Sky card stock.  Adhere the layered piece to the front of a Fresh Freesia card base, also with Glue.

Using dies from the Flowers of Home Die Set, cut some branches from Evening Evergreen card stock and some flowers from Fresh Freesia.  Adhere the branches and flowers with Liquid Glue and add some of the 2021-2023 In Color Opal Rounds in Fresh Freesia to complete.

The inside Basic White panel is adhered to a panel of Starry Sky card stock before adhering to the card base with Liquid Glue.  Add a couple of branches and flowers to complete.  This card went together quickly.  Give it a try!

*** You can find a complete list of supplies for this project at the very bottom of this post.

Alright, on with the hop!  Click the button below to hop over to see what Karen Finkle has created:

And just in case you get lost along the way, here is a list of the team members participating in the hop today:

  1. Amy Koenders
  2. Mary Deatherage
  3. Sue Prather <– You are here!
  4. Karen Finkle
  5. Akiko Sudano
  6. Karen Ksenzakovic
  7. Tara Carpenter
  8. Terry Lynn Bright

Use Host Code 9MUDXEZN when placing orders over $50 and get a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, do not use the host code, and you’ll still receive a free gift from me!


DID YOU KNOW???  Did you know that if you select “No Contact” when placing an order that I can’t see who ordered from me?  That means I can’t thank you and I can’t send you a free gift.  Oh, no!  Please let me see your contact information – we’ll both be happy!  If you’ve placed an order from me that I haven’t acknowledged, please contact me or leave me a comment


How Can I Help You?

Questions? You can Contact Me HERE.  If you need any stamping supplies, I’d love to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the Shop Online With Me button on the top right side of the screen to go directly to my online store.

  • You can Shop in my online store HERE.
  • Ready to Join our team?  Click HERE for more information.
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Posted in 2022-2023 Annual Catalog, Encouragement Card, For You, Hello, Masculine, Nature, Notecard, Sympathy, Thinking of you, Uncategorized, watercolor | Tagged , , , , | 11 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Dragonfly Garden True Friend for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!  Please be sure to visit everyone’s blog  to see the great projects they are sharing with you this week.  My project today features the Dragonfly Garden Stamp Set, the Dragonfly Punch and the Bloom Where You’re Planted Designer Series Paper.  We are working with a Theme Challenge this week.  Here is my card:

And here is our Theme for this week :

Dragonflies to the rescue!  The Bloom Where You’re Planted Designer Series Paper is retiring soon.  It is still available as I write this, so if you want some or if you want more don’t wait!

The background on the card front is four different designs of the Bloom Where You’re Planted DSP.  Take care when cutting the panels to be sure your plants are all facing the right direction.  Adhere the panels to the Basic White card front with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

Use Tuxedo Black Memento ink to stamp the sentiment and two dragonflies on scraps of Basic White Thick card stock.  Use the Dragonflies Punch to crop the dragonflies.  The sentiment is cropped with a label die from the Potted Succulents Dies.  Color the dragonflies with Stampin’ Blends – Dark Daffodil Delight, Dark Pool Party and Light Night of Navy.

Difficult to capture in photos – Wink of Stella highlights are added to the dragonfly bodies and the Navy lines on the wings.  Gently fold the dragonflies’ wings upwards along the edges of the bodies.  Apply Multipurpose Liquid Glue to the underside of only the bodies to adhere to the card front.

Tie a bow with Linen Thread (five loops) and adhere to the card front with Mini Glue Dots.  Adhere the sentiment as shown – adhered to the bow with a Glue Dot and stack two dimensionals to adhere to the card front.

The inside of the card is left blank, as it’s intended to be used as a note card.

*** You can find a complete list of supplies for this project at the very bottom of this post.

Alright, on with the hop!  Click the button below to hop over to see what Karen Finkle has created:

And just in case you get lost along the way, here is a list of the team members participating in the hop today:

  1. Amy Koenders
  2. Mary Deatherage
  3. Kristi Gray
  4. Jaimie Babarczy
  5. Sue Prather <– You are here!
  6. Karen Finkle
  7. Akiko Sudano
  8. Karen Ksenzakovic
  9. Tara Carpenter
  10. Terry Lynn Bright

On April 21, 2022 only, Stampin’ Up! is offering FREE shipping on orders subtotaling $75 USD before shipping.  This incredible deal lasts for 24 hours only!!!

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Use Host Code VSWWZS73 when placing orders over $50 and get a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, do not use the host code, and you’ll still receive a free gift from me!


DID YOU KNOW???  Did you know that if you select “No Contact” when placing an order that I can’t see who ordered from me?  That means I can’t thank you and I can’t send you a free gift.  Oh, no!  Please let me see your contact information – we’ll both be happy!  If you’ve placed an order from me that I haven’t acknowledged, please contact me or leave me a comment


How Can I Help You?

Questions? You can Contact Me HERE.  If you need any stamping supplies, I’d love to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the Shop Online With Me button on the top right side of the screen to go directly to my online store.

  • You can Shop in my online store HERE.
  • Ready to Join our team?  Click HERE for more information.
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Stampin’ Up! Happiness Abounds for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!  Please be sure to visit everyone’s blog  to see the great projects they are sharing with you this week.  My project today features a few of the NEW products from the 2022-2023 Annual Catalog – the Happiness Abounds Stamp Set, the Natural Prints Dies and the Hues of Happiness Designer Series Paper.  We are working with a Sketch Challenge this week.  Here is my card:

And here is our Sketch for this week :

Love this sketch and immediately thought of the beautiful NEW Hues of Happiness Designer Series Paper with all the flowers in so many pretty colors.  There are even dies that coordinate with some of the flowers in the DSP!  For this card, I chose to fussy-cut the images of flowers and leaves.  One of the designs in this floral DSP has a navy background and it inspired me to do the same for my card.

Fussy-cut some large, medium and small blooms with leaves and arrange them on a panel of Night of Navy card stock that has been adhered to a Basic White mat.  Once you decide on the placement, adhere the flowers with Mini Glue Dots.  It’s pretty easy to lift up one edge of the bloom or leaf and slip a glue dot under it.

Stamp the sentiment from the NEW Happiness Abounds stamp set with Night of Navy ink on a panel of Basic White card stock.  Use the label die from the NEW Natural Prints Dies to cut it out.  Adhere the sentiment to the front layer with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Use Dimensionals to adhere the front layer to the Night of Navy card base and add some of the NEW Glossy Dots embellishments to complete.

For the inside, stamp a sentiment from the NEW Happiness Abounds stamp set with Night of Navy ink on a panel of Basic White card stock.  Adhere a couple more small fussy-cut flowers.  Then adhere the panel to the inside of the card base with Liquid Glue.

*** You can find a complete list of supplies for this project at the very bottom of this post.

Alright, on with the hop!  Click the button below to hop over to see what Karen Finkle has created:

And just in case you get lost along the way, here is a list of the team members participating in the hop today:

  1. Amy Koenders
  2. Mary Deatherage
  3. Sue Prather <– You are here!
  4. Karen Finkle
  5. Akiko Sudano
  6. Karen Ksenzakovic
  7. Tara Carpenter
  8. Terry Lynn Bright

Use Host Code VSWWZS73 when placing orders over $50 and get a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, do not use the host code, and you’ll still receive a free gift from me!


DID YOU KNOW???  Did you know that if you select “No Contact” when placing an order that I can’t see who ordered from me?  That means I can’t thank you and I can’t send you a free gift.  Oh, no!  Please let me see your contact information – we’ll both be happy!  If you’ve placed an order from me that I haven’t acknowledged, please contact me or leave me a comment


How Can I Help You?

Questions? You can Contact Me HERE.  If you need any stamping supplies, I’d love to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the Shop Online With Me button on the top right side of the screen to go directly to my online store.

  • You can Shop in my online store HERE.
  • Ready to Join our team?  Click HERE for more information.
  • Want to earn Host rewards?  Click HERE to learn more.
  • Interested in my Events? Click HERE.
  • Interested in my Online Host Club? Click HERE.
  • Want information on current Stampin’ Up! Promotions? Click HERE.

when placing orders over $50 and get a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, do not use the host code, and you’ll still receive a free gift from me!

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Stampin’ Up! Nature’s Prints Best Wishes Fun Fold for Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Team Blog Hop

Welcome to Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Team Blog Hop!  Our theme this month is “for the ladies/girls”.  My card today features the NEW Nature’s Prints Stamp Set, Natural Prints Dies and the coordinating Sun Prints Designer Series Paper.  We have a great group of participants in our hop this month.  Please take time to stop by to visit each blog to see what the Inkin’ Krew Team members are sharing with you today.

The Sun Prints Designer Series paper has some beautiful designs and this one is perfect on the front of this fun fold card.  It’s a small tent fold card adhered to a panel.  Called a front flap panel card, I think?  It’s very easy and definitely fun!

The white layer on the Night of Navy card base is embossed with the NEW Fern 3D Embossing Folder.  Adhere it to the 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ panel with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  Use the largest rectangle die from the Stitched So Sweetly Dies to cut a scalloped mat from Basic White card stock.  Adhere the panel of the NEW Sun Prints Designer Series Paper to the mat and then adhere the layer to the front of the small Night of Navy card.

The small card can then be adhered to the card base with Glue.  The sentiment is from the NEW Nature’s Prints Stamp set – stamped with Night of Navy ink and cropped with a label die from the NEW Nature’s Prints Dies.  Adhere to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Embellish with Rhinestone Basic Jewels and a bow tied with white Baker’s Twine

Such an easy card to make, why not make another one, right?  This is the same card using the Expressions in Ink DSP and Magenta Madness card stock, ink and ribbon.  I think it’s definitely brighter and maybe more “girlie”.

The sentiment is stamped in Magenta Madness ink.  Use Polished Pink 3/8″ Open Weave Ribbon for the bow – it blends perfectly!  The embellishments are 2021-2023 In Color Jewels.

Here they are side-by-side.  Do you have a favorite?  Add an image from the Nature’s Prints stamp set to the inside – stamped off twice.

***  You can find a complete list of supplies for this project, including card stock cuts, at the very bottom of this post.

Alright, on with the hop!  Click on the Next Blog button to move forward to Amy Koender’s project or click the Previous Blog button to move back to see the project that Karen Finkle created.

And just in case you get lost along the way, here is a list of the team members joining the hop today:


Use Host Code VSWWZS73 when placing orders over $50 and get a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, do not use the host code, and you’ll still receive a free gift from me!


DID YOU KNOW???  Did you know that if you select “No Contact” when placing an order that I can’t see who ordered from me?  That means I can’t thank you and I can’t send you a free gift.  Oh, no!  Please let me see your contact information – we’ll both be happy!  If you’ve placed an order from me that I haven’t acknowledged, please contact me or leave me a comment


How Can I Help You?

Questions? You can Contact Me HERE.  If you need any stamping supplies, I’d love to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the Shop Online With Me button on the top right side of the screen to go directly to my online store.

  • You can Shop in my online store HERE.
  • Ready to Join our team?  Click HERE for more information.
  • Want to earn Host rewards?  Click HERE to learn more.
  • Interested in my Events? Click HERE.
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when placing orders over $50 and get a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, do not use the host code, and you’ll still receive a free gift from me!

Posted in 2022-2023 Annual Catalog, Feminine, For You, Friends, Fun Fold, Nature, Team Blog Hop, Uncategorized | Tagged , , | 10 Comments

Stampin’ Up! 2022-2023 Annual Catalog Products Shares – Stamp With Sue Prather

The 2022-23 Annual Catalog is packed full of beautiful new Designer Series Paper, pretty ribbons and great embellishments.  I have set up some Product Share options to help you get samples of as many products as possible without having to order one of everything!

Here are the details for my 2022-23 Annual Catalog Shares:

I’m placing my Share order May 3rd and will use an expedited shipping option so I should be able to have the shares cut, counted, packaged and shipped to you by May 23rd.  I will have limited spaces, so don’t delay if you’re interested.  Please place your orders early.  I’ll be sending out invoices April 27th and after.  Last day to order my Shares is April 30th (or sooner), last day to pay is May 1st by 10PM ET.

Here’s a picture showing how my Shares from a previous Annual Catalog were neatly packaged & labeled:

From a customer after she received her Annual Catalog Share order:  “I just wanted to let you know I received the shares and how much I like the way you do this.  Having labels on each one [ribbon & embellishments] really helps….. Thanks for the extra work you put into these.”

From another customer after she received her Holiday Catalog Share: “Share order received ~ thank you so much! You did an awesome job and packaged everything so nicely.” 

New Designer Series Papers Share – $30 plus $8.50 for Priority Mail shipping

I will cut all 12″x 12″ sheets into 6″x 6″ shares.  In all, you’ll receive 101 6”x 6” sheets of Designer Series Paper and Specialty Papers shown on pages 131-135, 139.  The cost to purchase full packs of each individual product included would be $182.00.

As a BONUS for ordering from me, I’ll also include a sampling of the Design A Daydream 12″x 12″ Designer Series Paper shown on page 135.

Designer Series Paper and Specialty Papers – the number following the name indicates how many different 6″× 6″ sheets of that paper pack you will receive:

  • Abigail Rose – 6
  • Awash in Beauty – 6
  • Butterfly Kisses – 12
  • Happy Forest Friends – 6
  • He’s the Man – 5 plus a sampling of the die cuts
  • Hues of Happiness – 6
  • Lovely in Linen – 6
  • Perfectly Penciled – 6
  • Pretty Prints – 12
  • Sun Prints – 6
  • Tea Boutique – 12
  • Texture Chic – 6
  • 2022-2024 In Color Glimmer – 5
  • Brushstroke Specialty – 3
  • Distressed Gold Specialty – 1
  • Rose Gold Specialty – 3

Plus a BONUS sampling of Design A Daydream DSP

DOUBLE New Designer Series Papers Share – (save $2.00) $58 + $12 Priority Mail shipping.

Note: I will cut 12″x 12″ sheets to 6″× 12″, and include 2 each of the sheets precut to 6″x 6″.

New 6″x 6″ Color Family Paper Stacks Share – $30 plus $8.50 for Priority Mail shipping

In all, you’ll receive 100 sheets of the new color family 6″x 6″ Designer Series Paper Stacks (pg 135)  The cost to purchase full packs of each paper collection would be $72.

You will receive one 6″× 6″ sheet of each design in each color from the following DSP Stacks (the number following the name indicates how many 6″× 6″ sheets of that paper pack you will receive):

  • 2022-2024 In Colors – 10
  • 2021-2023 In Colors – 10
  • Neutrals – 20
  • Brights – 20
  • Subtles – 20
  • Regals – 20

New Embellishments Share – $19 plus $4 for First Class mail shipping

In all, you’ll receive 254 individual embellishments!  They are shown on pages 141-143.  The cost to purchase packs of each individual item would be $74.00.

You will receive a share of each of the following (the number after the name indicates how many individual embellishments you will receive):

  • 2022-2024 In Color Matte Dots – 30 – 6 ea of 5 colors (2 sizes)
  • Fun Flowers Resin Shapes – 40 – 8 ea of 5 colors (2 sizes)
  • Iridescent Pearl Basic Jewels – 30 – 2 sizes
  • Sprig Trinkets – 4 – 2 left, 2 right
  • Flowers Trinkets – 18 – 6 ea of 3 colors
  • 2021-2023 In Color Opal Rounds – 30 – 6 ea of 5 colors (2 sizes)
  • Glossy Dots Assortment – 36 – 9 ea of 4 colors (3 sizes)
  • Rustic Metallic Adhesive Backed Dots – 30 – 2 sizes
  • Heart Pearls – 36 – 12 ea of 3 colors (2 sizes)

New Ribbons Share – $24 plus $5 for First Class Mail shipping

In all, you’ll receive approximately 27.5 yards of ribbon and trim!  (Shown on pages 145-146)  The cost to purchase a spool of each individual ribbon would be $85.50.

You will receive approximately 2.5 yards of each of the following ribbons and trim:

  • Rose Gold & White 5/8″ Striped Ribbon
  • Old Olive 1/4″ Twill Ribbon
  • Sahara Sand 3/8″ Twill Ribbon
  • Petal Pink 3/8″ Soft Poly Ribbon
  • Natural Finish 7/8″ Ribbon
  • Silver 3/8″ Metallic Edge Cotton Ribbon
  • Sweet Sorbet 1/8″ Metallic Woven Ribbon
  • Parakeet Party 1/8″ Metallic Woven Ribbon
  • Tahitian Tide 1/8″ Metallic Woven Ribbon
  • Starry Sky 1/8″ Metallic Woven Ribbon
  • Orchid Oasis 1/8″ Metallic Woven Ribbon

Are you interested in a combination of Shares?

  • New Designer Series Papers Share + New 6″x 6″ Color Family Paper Stacks Share – $60 + $12 Priority Mail shipping.

  • New Designer Series Papers Share + New Embellishments Share – $49 + $8.50 Priority Mail shipping

  • New Designer Series Papers Share + New Ribbons Share – $54 + $8.50 Priority Mail shipping

  • New Embellishments Share + New Ribbons Share$43 + $6.00 First Class Mail shipping

  • I WANT IT ALL Share – (save $5) $98 +$12 Priority Mail shipping

The I WANT IT ALL Share includes the New Designer Series Papers Share, New 6″x 6″ Color Family Paper Stacks Share, New Embellishments Share and New Ribbons Share plus you’ll receive a FREE pack of Peekaboo Treat Bags. (see page 140)

If you want a  combination of Shares not listed above, please let me know what you would like in the comments.

Anyone can participate in my shares, but I can only ship to addresses in the US.

I will only accept payments through PayPal.  You can pay with a credit card through PayPal without setting up an account.

I will send out PayPal Invoices on or about April 27th.  Orders received after the 28th will be invoiced right away.  The deadline to sign up for my Shares is 10PM ET, April 30th, or sooner.  There is also a payment deadline.  All payments must be received by 10pm ET, May 1st to be included in the Share order.

To place your order, please click the link below to fill out the order form, or send an email with all your information to StampWithSuePrather@gmail.com.  Be sure to include your first & last name, email address connected to your PayPal account and complete mailing address.

CLICK HERE FOR ORDER FORM

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Stampin’ Up! Hand-Penned Petals Thank You for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!  Please be sure to visit everyone’s blog  to see the great projects they are sharing with you this week.  My project today features the Hand-Penned Petals Bundle, the Amazing Thanks Dies and the Hand-Penned Designer Series Paper.  We are working with a Theme Challenge this week.  Here is my card:

Our Theme this week is Flowers :

The Hand-Penned Designer Series paper is definitley one of my favorite floral design DSP’s of all time.  I love the soft colors and the hand-drawn and hand-watercolored look.  It will be retiring soon, so don’t miss out if you’ve been waiting to get it “later”.

Adhere a panel of the Hand-Penned DSP to a panel of Fresh Freesia card stock with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  Use the Amazing Thanks Dies to cut out the sentiment.  The bottom layer is Misty Moonlight card stock and the top layer is Fresh Freesia card stock.  Adhere the layers with Liquid Glue.

Cut the leaves from Mint Macaron card stock – one large, two medium and three small.  Use the small flower dies to cut three from Fresh Freesia and two from Petal Pink.  Wrap a length of the Misty Moonlight, Silver and White Twine from the Flowers For Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack around the front panel three times.  Secure the ends on the back with tape.

Arrange the greeting, leaves and flowers on the front panel to determine the location you prefer aand adhere with small dabs of Liquid Glue.  Tie a triple loop bow and adhere with a Mini Glue Dot.  Embellish with five Rhinestone Basic Jewels.  Adhere the front panel to the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Stamp the flower stem in the lower right hand corner of a panel of Basic White card stock.  Use Memento Black ink stamped off once.  Then stamp the flowers with Fresh Freesia ink, also stamped off once.  Adhere the stamped panel to a Fresh Freesia mat before adhering to the inside of the card base.

*** You can find a complete list of supplies for these projects at the very bottom of this post.

Alright, on with the hop!  Click the button below to hop over to see what Karen Finkle has created:

And just in case you get lost along the way, here is a list of the team members participating in the hop today:

  1. Amy Koenders
  2. Mary Deatherage
  3. Kristi Gray
  4. Jaimie Babarczy
  5. Sue Prather <– You are here!
  6. Karen Finkle
  7. Akiko Sudano
  8. Karen Ksenzakovic
  9. Tara Carpenter
  10. Terry Lynn Bright

Use Host Code QY3AAQYY when placing orders over $50 and get a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, do not use the host code, and you’ll still receive a free gift from me!


DID YOU KNOW???  Did you know that if you select “No Contact” when placing an order that I can’t see who ordered from me?  That means I can’t thank you and I can’t send you a free gift.  Oh, no!  Please let me see your contact information – we’ll both be happy!  If you’ve placed an order from me that I haven’t acknowledged, please contact me or leave me a comment


How Can I Help You?

Questions? You can Contact Me HERE.  If you need any stamping supplies, I’d love to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the Shop Online With Me button on the top right side of the screen to go directly to my online store.

  • You can Shop in my online store HERE.
  • Ready to Join our team?  Click HERE for more information.
  • Want to earn Host rewards?  Click HERE to learn more.
  • Interested in my Events? Click HERE.
  • Interested in my Online Host Club? Click HERE.
  • Want information on current Stampin’ Up! Promotions? Click HERE.

when placing orders over $50 and get a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, do not use the host code, and you’ll still receive a free gift from me!

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Stampin’ Up! Garden Birdhouses for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!  Please be sure to visit everyone’s blog  to see the great projects they are sharing with you this week.  My project today features the Garden Birdhouses stamp set.  We are working with a Sketch Challenge this week.  Here is my card:

And here’s the Sketch we are using this week:

The Garden Birdhouses stamp set has many images that call to me to do some coloring.  So that’s exactly what I did – such fun!

Stamp the birdhouses and birds on scraps of Basic White card stock with Tuxedo Black Memento ink.  Allow the ink to dry completely and then color with Stampin’ Blends markers.  The birdhouse on the front is colored with Light Night of Navy, Light Flirty Flamingo and Dark Highland Heather Stampin’ Blends.  The birds are colored with Dark Daffodil Delight.

Adhere a panel of Pattern Party Designer Series Paper to a mat of Flirty Flamingo card stock with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  Then use Liquid Glue to adhere the layer to the front of a Basic Black card base.

Use a Blending Brush to add some Balmy Blue ink to the upper area of a panel of Basic White card stock.  Use Granny Apple Green ink to stamp the large branch across the panel.  Color the leaves with a Light Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends marker.  Stamp the grass across the bottom with Granny Apple Green ink.  Then use Black ink to stamp the cord to “hang” the birdhouse from the branch.

The sentiment from the Garden Birdhouses stamp set is heat embossed on a strip of Basic Black card stock with White embossing powder.  Adhere the art piece to a mat of Flirty Flamingo card stock.  Adhere the birdhouse, birds and sentiment to the art piece with Liquid Glue.  Then adhere the layer to the front of the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Stamp the sentiment from the Garden Birdhouse stamp set on a panel of Basic White card stock for the inside of the card.  Adhere a birdhouse colored with Light Night of Navy, Dark Pool Party and Daffodil Delight Blends and a bird colored with Light Night of Navy and Light Flirty Flamingo Blends.  Then adhere the panel to the inside of the card.

*** You can find a complete list of supplies for these projects at the very bottom of this post.

Alright, on with the hop!  Click the button below to hop over to see what Karen Finkle has created:

And just in case you get lost along the way, here is a list of the team members participating in the hop today:

  1. Amy Koenders
  2. Mary Deatherage
  3. Kristi Gray
  4. Jaimie Babarczy
  5. Sue Prather <– You are here!
  6. Karen Finkle
  7. Akiko Sudano
  8. Karen Ksenzakovic
  9. Tara Carpenter
  10. Terry Lynn Bright

Use Host Code QY3AAQYY when placing orders over $50 and get a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, do not use the host code, and you’ll still receive a free gift from me!


DID YOU KNOW???  Did you know that if you select “No Contact” when placing an order that I can’t see who ordered from me?  That means I can’t thank you and I can’t send you a free gift.  Oh, no!  Please let me see your contact information – we’ll both be happy!  If you’ve placed an order from me that I haven’t acknowledged, please contact me or leave me a comment


How Can I Help You?

Questions? You can Contact Me HERE.  If you need any stamping supplies, I’d love to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the Shop Online With Me button on the top right side of the screen to go directly to my online store.

  • You can Shop in my online store HERE.
  • Ready to Join our team?  Click HERE for more information.
  • Want to earn Host rewards?  Click HERE to learn more.
  • Interested in my Events? Click HERE.
  • Interested in my Online Host Club? Click HERE.
  • Want information on current Stampin’ Up! Promotions? Click HERE.

when placing orders over $50 and get a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, do not use the host code, and you’ll still receive a free gift from me!

Posted in 2021-22 Annual Catalog, Birds, Botanical, Feminine, Floral, For You, Friends, Nature, Spring, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | 8 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Cactus Cuties Hello Card for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!  Please be sure to visit everyone’s blog  to see the great projects they are sharing with you this week.  My project today features the Cactus Cuties Stamp Set and Cactus Builder Punch plus some Bloom Where You’re Planted Designer Series Paper.  We are working with a Sketch Challenge this week.  Here is my card:

And here is the sketch we’re using:

The Bloom Where You’re Planted DSP has some great neutral patterns.  This card features the panel covering the full card front plus a strip of the stacked brick design.

Adhere the DSP panel to the front of the Basic White Thick card base with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  Use Paper Snips to trim one end of the brick pattern DSP in stair-step fashion.  Adhere to the card front with Liquid Glue.  Trim one end of the strip of Crumb Cake card stock at an angle and then adhere to the card front with Glue.  Trim one end of the Evening Evergreen 3/8″ Chevron Weave Ribbon and adhere to the card front with Mini Glue Dots.  Use Crumb Cake ink stamped off once to stamp the pot from the Cactus Cuties stamp set on the left on a panel of Basic White card stock.  Trim by hand with Paper Snips.  Stamp the pot on the right with Cinnamon Cider ink stamped off once on Basic White card stock.  Cut out with the Cactus Builder Punch.

Cut a circle from Basic White card stock with the second to largest plain circle die from the Layering Circles Dies.  Stamp the plant image from the Cactus Cuties stamp set on the left side with Soft Succulent ink stamped off once first.  Adhere the Crumb Cake pot in place on the circle with Mini Glue Dots.  Ink the tall cactus stamp on the Garden Green stamp pad, then swipe lengthwise with a sponge dauber to add some texture before stamping on a panel of Basic White card stock.  Fussy-cut the image with paper snips and adhere to the back of Cinammon Cider pot.  Adhere the plant and pot to the circle with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Stamp three blooms with Pale Papaya ink on the panel of Basic White card stock.  Use the Cactus Builder Punch to cut them out.  Adhere them to the tall cactus as shown with Mini Glue Dots.  Stamp the sentiment from the Cactus Cuties stamp set with Cinnamon Cider ink on a scrap of Basic White card stock.  Hand trim with Paper Snips, adding a flag cut on the right side.  Adhere to the Cinnamon Cider pot with Liquid Glue.  Adhere the art piece circle to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Add a few Genial Gems embellishments to complete.  The inside of this card is blank – ready for a handwritten note for someone special.

*** You can find a complete list of supplies for these projects at the very bottom of this post.

Alright, on with the hop!  Click the button below to hop over to see what Karen Finkle has created:

And just in case you get lost along the way, here is a list of the team members participating in the hop today:

  1. Amy Koenders
  2. Mary Deatherage
  3. Kristi Gray
  4. Jaimie Babarczy
  5. Sue Prather <– You are here!
  6. Karen Finkle
  7. Akiko Sudano
  8. Karen Ksenzakovic
  9. Tara Carpenter

Use Host Code QY3AAQYY when placing orders over $50 and get a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, do not use the host code, and you’ll still receive a free gift from me!


DID YOU KNOW???  Did you know that if you select “No Contact” when placing an order that I can’t see who ordered from me?  That means I can’t thank you and I can’t send you a free gift.  Oh, no!  Please let me see your contact information – we’ll both be happy!  If you’ve placed an order from me that I haven’t acknowledged, please contact me or leave me a comment


How Can I Help You?

Questions? You can Contact Me HERE.  If you need any stamping supplies, I’d love to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the Shop Online With Me button on the top right side of the screen to go directly to my online store.

  • You can Shop in my online store HERE.
  • Ready to Join our team?  Click HERE for more information.
  • Want to earn Host rewards?  Click HERE to learn more.
  • Interested in my Events? Click HERE.
  • Interested in my Online Host Club? Click HERE.
  • Want information on current Stampin’ Up! Promotions? Click HERE.

when placing orders over $50 and get a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, do not use the host code, and you’ll still receive a free gift from me!

Posted in Botanical, Floral, For You, Friends, Hello, January-June 2022 Mini Catalog, Masculine, Nature, Notecard, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Mini Cut & Emboss Machine and Select Bundles Savings

Savings Are In Bloom – Mini Cut & Emboss Machine

and Select Bundles 20% Off March 1-31!!

During the month of March, you can pick up the Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine at a 20% discount!  This miniature machine is compatible with a large selection of Stampin’ Up! embossing folders and dies.  Build your craft collection and combine the Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine with any (or all!) of the select stamp-and-die bundles that are also available for 20% off during the month of March!

Savings Are In Bloom Promotion Details:

  • Promotion Sales Period:  March 1 – March 31, 2022
  • Promotion Ends:  March 31, 2022 at 11:50 PM MT
  • The Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine will be available for purchase at a 20% discount.
  • A number of select stamp-and-die bundles that are compatible with the Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine will also be available for purchase at a 20% discount.
  • For this promotion only, Stampin’ Up! has brought back the previously popular Art Gallery, Celebrate Sunflowers, and Garden Wishes bundles. They will only be available in their bundle form during this promotion, so make sure to get them while you still can!
  • The Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine and select compatible bundles can be bought together or separately.
  • There is no limit on the number of Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machines you can purchase during this promotion.
  • Products are available in all markets  while supplies last. Offer may vary from market to market based on product availability. No backorders or substitutions  will be allowed.
  • The stamp-and-die bundles that can be found in a current catalog will be replenished until they retire. When they do retire, the bundles will be added to the Retiring List.
  • Due to supply chain challenges, this promotion may be altered or ended early. I will notify you if we hear that this offer may be ended before March 31.

You can see the full list of bundles included in the sale on this flyer, click the image to open the full-size PDF:


Waves Of The Ocean Product Collection – Available today March 1!

Stampin' Up! Waves Of The Ocean

Each of the world’s wide and open oceans is brimming with beauty and wonder. Marvelous marine animals, miles of submerged mountain ranges, and unique underwater plants lie thousands of feet below Earth’s dry surface, encouraging exploration and awaiting discovery.

Discover the depths of the ocean—and your artistic abilities—with the Waves of the Ocean Collection! This coastal collection includes an inspiring set of stamps and detailed dies, both early-release products from the upcoming 2022–2023 Annual Catalog. Plus, a pack of paper made from images of hand-poured paint, blue-hued foil sheets for a sea of shine, and radiant rhinestones for a splash of sparkle—each an exclusive product you can only purchase during the promotion period!

Promotion Details:

  • Waves Of The Ocean Product Collection available beginning March 1, 2022.
  • Ordering Deadline:  May 2, 2022; 11:50 PM (MT)
  • The Waves of Inspiration Stamp Set and Waves Dies can be ordered separately, if desired.
  • The following exclusive products are only available while supplies last:
    • Waves of the Ocean 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper
    • Blue Foils 12″ x 12″ Specialty Paper
    • Rhinestone Waves Basic Jewels
  • Qualifying orders are eligible for Stampin’ Rewards.  The Waves of the Ocean Collection can not be selected as a half price item.
  • Waves of the Ocean items can be added to a starter kit.  So if you want to get your hands on this product early, join now and add the items to your Starter Kit!

You can see the details on this flyer (click the image to open the full size printable PDF flyer):


Use Host Code QY3AAQYY when placing orders over $50 and get a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, do not use the host code, and you’ll still receive a free gift from me!


DID YOU KNOW???  Did you know that if you select “No Contact” when placing an order that I can’t see who ordered from me?  That means I can’t thank you and I can’t send you a free gift.  Oh, no!  Please let me see your contact information – we’ll both be happy!  If you’ve placed an order from me that I haven’t acknowledged, please contact me or leave me a comment


How Can I Help You?

Questions? You can Contact Me HERE.  If you need any stamping supplies, I’d love to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the Shop Online With Me button on the top right side of the screen to go directly to my online store.

  • You can Shop in my online store HERE.
  • Ready to Join our team?  Click HERE for more information.
  • Want to earn Host rewards?  Click HERE to learn more.
  • Interested in my Events? Click HERE.
  • Interested in my Online Host Club? Click HERE.
  • Want information on current Stampin’ Up! Promotions? Click HERE.

when placing orders over $50 and get a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, do not use the host code, and you’ll still receive a free gift from me!

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Stampin’ Up! Hey Sports Fan Play Ball for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!  Please be sure to visit everyone’s blog  to see the great projects they are sharing with you this week.  My project today features the Hey Sports Fan Designer Series Paper.  We are working with a Sketch Challenge this week.  Here is my card:

And here is the sketch we’re using:

The Hey Sports Fan Designer Series Paper has many great baseball themed patterns.  With practices and games starting back this month, it’s perfect to cheer someone on!

To make this card, begin by adhering a panel of the DSP with the woodgrain pattern to the front of a Night of Navy card base with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

Next adhere a panel of the Hey Sports Fan DSP to a mat of Poppy Parade card stock.  Wrap a length of Navy twine from the Fan Baker’s Twine combo pack around the layer three times, securing the ends on the back with tape.  Add a faux knot created with additional twine.  Adhere the layer to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Use Paper Snips to fussy-cut an image from the Hey Sports Fan DSP.  Adhere a small piece of Very Vanilla card stock to the back of the image with Glue, to add strength.  Then adhere to the card front using Dimensionals – single over the layer and stacked over the card front.  Complete with a few navy Resin Star Embellishments.

Fussy-cut a banner image from the DSP with Paper Snips and adhere to a panel of Very Vanilla card stock.  Adhere to a mat of Poppy Parade card stock before adhering to the inside of the card with Liquid Glue.  And there you have it – a great card for any ball player or fan.  The Your Biggest Fan Bundle has coordinating images and dies, too!  Be sure to check them out.

*** You can find a complete list of supplies for these projects at the very bottom of this post.

Alright, on with the hop!  Click the button below to hop over to see what Karen Finkle has created:

And just in case you get lost along the way, here is a list of the team members participating in the hop today:

  1. Amy Koenders
  2. Mary Deatherage
  3. Kristi Gray
  4. Jaimie Babarczy
  5. Sue Prather <– You are here!
  6. Karen Finkle
  7. Akiko Sudano
  8. Karen Ksenzakovic
  9. Tara Carpenter

Use Host Code VWKNG4NZ when placing orders over $50 and get a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, do not use the host code, and you’ll still receive a free gift from me!


DID YOU KNOW???  Did you know that if you select “No Contact” when placing an order that I can’t see who ordered from me?  That means I can’t thank you and I can’t send you a free gift.  Oh, no!  Please let me see your contact information – we’ll both be happy!  If you’ve placed an order from me that I haven’t acknowledged, please contact me or leave me a comment


How Can I Help You?

Questions? You can Contact Me HERE.  If you need any stamping supplies, I’d love to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the Shop Online With Me button on the top right side of the screen to go directly to my online store.

  • You can Shop in my online store HERE.
  • Ready to Join our team?  Click HERE for more information.
  • Want to earn Host rewards?  Click HERE to learn more.
  • Interested in my Events? Click HERE.
  • Interested in my Online Host Club? Click HERE.
  • Want information on current Stampin’ Up! Promotions? Click HERE.

** Card Stock cuts for this project:

  • Night of Navy CS – 4-1/4″ x 11″ panel scored at 5-1/2″
  • Poppy Parade CS – 3-1/8″ x 4-5/8″ panel, 3-3/4″ x 5″ panel
  • Very Vanilla CS – 3-5/8″ x 4-7/8″ panel
  • Hey Sports Fan DSP – 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ panel, 3″ x 4-1/2″ panel, scraps for tag on front & banner inside

Stampin’ Up! products used to create this project:

Paper Snips

$10.00

Posted in Birthday, Celebrate, Encouragement Card, Father's Day, For You, January-June 2022 Mini Catalog, Masculine, Notecard, Patriotic, Quick & Easy, Red White and Blue, Sports, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | 9 Comments