Wild About You

I have a cute and whimsical card for you today. I have used the Animal Outing stamp set a few times already and just adore it.  But today I have added the Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper to compliment the sentiment from the stamp set.


Animal Outing, 146600


I paired some bright colors for this card.  Truthfully though, they all came from the designer paper.  That is one of the many things I love about Stampin’ Up! and their designer paper.  The paper is so adorable and it takes you out of your normal comfort zone in terms of color.




The only stamping is for the sentiment.  I just like the alligator and the little bird taking the center stage with the sentiment playing along with their silliness.  To give the sentiment a grounding point I pulled the Poppy Parade from the top and left hand birds.  I had to stop myself from trying to add something else onto the banner.  It was really hard to just leave it blank. LOL!!

Thank you for visiting today!  I hope you will return tomorrow for the last of my Blended Seasons cards.  If you have not grabbed up this bundle yet, it is almost gone.  Friday is the last day to order it.  Also, the Bonus Days Coupon goes away on Friday too.  For every $50.00 of merchandise you get a 5.00 coupon to use in September.



  • The base card is 5 1/2 X 8 1/2 folded in half
  • The first layer is 5 1/4 X 4
  • The DSP layer is 5 1/8 X 3 7/8
  • The banner is 1 1/2 X 3 before being punched.











I am showcasing the Blended Seasons Bundle for you today.  Time is running out for this awesome set of stamps and die cuts.  The shaped dies are fabulous!  I have another card tomorrow using the negative of the die I have used today.


Blended Seasons Bundle, 149894

I have been using the Mango Melody and Granny Apple Green colors quite a lot lately.  But I am not going to apologize for that!!  I have always used more Bright colors than any of the others and these two are my new favorites.  I think they pair very well for the Fall leaves.

The DSP is from the Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper, and it matches the texture of the Granny Apple Green Textured Weave Ribbon quite well.   My plan was to run the ribbon between the two die shapes so it could be seen more.  Of course I forgot my plan, and attached it as normal.

Thank you for visiting today.  As I said in the beginning, tomorrow’s card is using the negative of the die cut out, so please come back.  Remember that this Bundle is only available through Friday!!  And coincidently the Bonus days coupons run out on Friday also.  Hint: The Bundle itself will get you one of the coupons!!






Price: $110.00




Thankful For You

I inked up my Bokeh Dots stamp for the first time.  I have read where some people had difficulty getting a good impression.  I used the Stamparatus and a sponge brayer to allow me to ink it extra times if necessary.  I noticed as I did this that it went from very light and not really clear dots to pretty vibrant.  I believe either look would be good.  I wanted to show the dots fairly well, so I inked it several times.  After all of that I was very happy with the outcome.  Then I totally changed the direction I was headed with the card! LOL!  And ended up with this.


Stampin' Up!, Bokeh Dots, Many Blessings, Nature's Poem, Jackie Beers

Bokeh Dots, 148113


I know that the Bokeh is an unexpected background, and color for that matter, to go with a harvest set, but that is where I ended up.

the sentiment and the harvest crate is from the Million Dollar set Many Blessings stamp set in the upcoming Holiday Catalog.  The gorgeous DSP is Nature’s Poem.  I stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored with a variety of Stampin’ Blends.  It really was a fairly quick and easy card to create.  That is if you do not change your mind mid card!

Thank you for visiting today.  I hope you have an awesome weekend and will come back on Monday to see what is new.  REMEMBER that Bonus Days are running out!  There is only one more week to earn $5.00 on a $50.00 order.  Also the Blended Seasons stamp set will go away next Friday as well.



  • Base of Crumb Cake is 81/2 X 5 1/2 Folded in half
  • White layer is 4 X 5 1/4
  • DSP layer is 3 7/8 X 5 1/8
  • Crumb Cake small layer is 3 5/8 X 2 5/8
  • White layer is 3 1/2 X 2 1/2











So Grateful

I have not totally gotten away from the awesome new stamp set Country Home. But….I have only used the sentiment today.  This card is focusing on the absolutely fabulous Frosted Floral Specialty Designer Series Paper.  Just Wow!  And yes, I know I say that all the time.  I would apologize, but it is so TRUE!  This current catalog and the upcoming Holiday catalog are just full of gorgeous designer series paper.  So here is today’s card.


Stampin' Up!, Frosted Floral, Country Home, Cajun Craze, Mossy Meadow, Jackie Beers

Frosted Floral DSP, 147800

I know it does not show in the photograph, but the paper is pearlized and has a soft shimmer all over it.  My first layout covered a lot of the DSP.  I could not bring myself to do that!  So I changed everything and only added a sentiment and some of the Copper Trim ribbon to complete the card.

Cajun Craze is not in the colors shown as part of the DSP, but I believe it compliments it beautifully.  I used the Nature Roots Framelit from the Rooted In Nature Bundle to create the leaf.  There is a die cut and an impression die for this leaf in the set.  I am still playing with the embossing mat to get the correct set up.  For my first try I believe this one works well enough.

Thank you for visiting today!  I have one more of the Country Home cards to show tomorrow.  And who knows, I may find a final one for Friday.  Stay tuned!!!









Country Home

I have another Country Home stamp set card today.  I really am loving this set.  For today I combined Country Home with Love What You Do stamp set.  I almost named the post Country Pitcher, LOL!  The pitcher reminds me of the old blue metal dishes that were speckled and usually had a tad of rust on them.  Am I dating myself? HaHa.  Anyway, I turned it into a vase.


Stampin' Up!, Country Home, Love What You Do, Frosted Floral, Jackie Beers

Country Home, 147678


Isn’t that Frosted Floral Designer Series Paper just beautiful?  Stampin’ Up! continues to top themselves on the beauty of the DSP.  This pack has each sheet with one side that is either pearly or copper.  It is just “WOW!!

Because I wanted a blue pitcher, I chose to focus on the blue of the DSP.  My base card is Blueberry Bushel.  I have used it before, but when I put it with this DSP it just seemed to brighten.  My coloring is with the Stampin’ Blends.  I love how they seem to blend themselves and do not leave lines.  I am definitely not a great blender!

To finish off the card I knew it needed something but I did not want to cover up the DSP.  So I added the Pearlized Doily.  It sort of blended into the paper, so I backed it with a Blueberry circle.  The sentiment is stamped and backed with Blackberry Bliss.  I added just a single pearl to go with the pearlized paper and doily.

Thank you for visiting today!  I very much appreciate it.  I have a complete supply list at the bottom of the page.  Also I have included the measurements just below.  Thanks again and please stop back tomorrow.

MEASUREMENTS: (Sorry for the funky 16th of an inch measurements.  I stamped and decided to cut it down and that’s where I ended up!  Oops)

  • Card base is 4 1/4 X 11, scored at 5 1/2 , folded and burnished
  • Gray layer is 4 1/8 X 5 3/8
  • DSP layer is 4 X 5 1/4
  • Small gray layer is 4 X 1 13/16
  • White layer is 3 7/8 X 1 11/16










Just Breath for InKing Royalty August Blog Hop


Welcome to InKing Royalty’s August Blog Hop! This year’s Blog Hop themes are inspired by popular songs – this month’s song is “Dog Days Are Over.” While we still feel the heat from a long, hot summer, August is a perfect time of year to start planning our Fall-themed cards. The projects in our hop will showcase Autumn, back-to-school and warm colors – you might even see a dog or two! We are excited to share our creations with you today! After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.

I racked my brain for an End of Summer type card and kept coming up blank.  Then I went out to fill the bird feeders and thought of the Blue Sunflower card I did previously.  The light bulb came on!!!  So I did an updated version of that.  You can see the original card HERE.   For the updated version I thought of a big sigh of relief .  School has started back, all the before school and last minute chores are taken care of, and you can just take a breath and relax.  That is  relax for the few minutes before the holiday season begins!


Stampin' Up!, Painted Harvest, Colorful Season, Detailed Dragonfly, Jackie Beers

Painted Harvest, 144783


I played around with different items across the front of this Double Z Fold Card.  I kept coming back to the sentiment from Colorful Season “Just Breathe”.  I love that and it totally described what my idea of the Hop Theme is.  Since it was too large to stamp on the strip running across the front, I fussy cut around the sentiment.  I was pleasantly surprised that I really like how it came out.

Here is a picture of the card opened.


I left the sentiment spot blank.  I felt like there were actually two sentiments and that gives me room to write a short note to the recipient.  But when you make it, feel free to add another sentiment!  As always, the list of supplies I used are at the bottom of the post.






  • The base is 4 1/4 X 11, scored at 2 3/4, and 5 1/2.  Z fold and burnish
  • The Mango pieces are 4 X 5 1/4, 2 @ 2 5/8 X 4
  • The Wood DSP pieces are 3 7/8 X 5 1/8, 1 @ 2 1/2 X 3 7/8, and a white at 2 1/2 X 3 7/8
  • The base strip is 1 X 11, scored at 2 3/4 and 5 1/2. Z folded and burnished
  • The strip pieces are:  Mango: 7/8 X 5 1/8, 2 @ 7/8 X 2 1/2 . DSP is 3/4 X 5, 2 @ 3/4 X 2 3/8


Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin. There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it!


  1. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  2. Nina King at InkPaperSequins
  3. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  4. Rachael Shedeed at Bluebonnet Stampin’
  5. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  6. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  7. Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
  8. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  9. Linda Krueger at The Stamp Coach
  10. Sheryl Sharp at Sharp Notes by Sheryl
  11. Robbye Hamilton at Miss Hammie’s Crafts
  12. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  13. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
  14. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie