Rainbow Tales

Today I am sharing the card I made for a friend who lost her doggy best friend a few weeks ago. Our pets are family to a lot of us and it is so hard to say goodbye.



I love the HappyTails stamp set for so many reasons.  This sentiment is one of the main reasons!  It is so true.  All of the stamps I used are from this one stamp set.  I love when I can make cards from just one set.

I paired the Woven Threads Designer Series Paper with my favorite Stampin’ Up! color, Seaside Spray.  I added Rococo Rose as the complimentary color for more of a pink than the Purple Posy would have given.  Although I love that color and used those colors in a card last week.  You can click on the GALLERY button at the top of my page to see all of the projects I have blogged.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you have the opportunity to get some crafting of any kind in while you are in the Stay At Home mode.



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Hugs and Love

In planning today’s card, I was thinking of using DSP that will be retiring quicker than we think with the end of the Annual Catalog or Mini Catalog.  With that in mind, I was looking for a sentiment or focal image that would work alone.   I have only used this lovely sentiment one other time.  Now is a perfect time for these lovely words.


Stampin' Up!, Positive Thoughts, Nature's Thoughts, Perennial Essence, Jackie Beers


The sentiment is a favorite that I do not believe I will be getting rid of when it retires.  It is perfect for a variety of occasions.  It and other equally wonderful stamps are in the Positive Thoughts stamp set in the Mini Catalog.

The DSP is the Perennial Essence and was chosen because I wanted to use my favorite Stampin’ Up! Color. It is the Seaside Spray.  I went a bit crazy with it when it first debuted and have made myself use other colors for a while.

I paired the Seaside Spray with my second favorite color which is the Purple Posy.  I , like everyone else, was so bummed when the ink color could not be formulated to SU specifications.  That did not deter me though.  I use it regularly with the card stock as well as the marker and Stampin’ Blends.

The Old Olive was chosen as a compliment to the Seaside Spray and Purple Posy.  I love the layers all working together.  As a grounding for the butterfly and sentiment, I used the delicate looking edging cut in the Seaside Spray.  I ended up covering more of it than I had intended.

The butterfly and the edging is from the Nature’s Thoughts Dies.  They were in the release of dies released just after the beginning of the year that coordinated with stamps from the Mini Catalog or the Annual Catalog.

I appreciate you stopping by today.  Please come back tomorrow for the Pals April Blog Hop.  There will be quite a few great projects for you to hop through.




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Sending Hugs

I hope you enjoyed the Pals Blog Hop yesterday.  There were some great cards on there.  I have a Poppy card to share for today.  I am sending hugs to anyone in need of a big hug!  I personally love hugs.


Stampin' Up!, Poppy Moments, Painted Poppies, Ornate Frames, Perfectly Framed, Jackie Beers


On this card, I did the opposite of the previous card with the die cut poppies.   You can see that card HERE.  If truth be told, I made an oopsy!!!!  When I was cutting  I placed the wrong die on the DSP.  But I thought “why not see how it looks”.  That’s what I get for not paying attention at the cutting machine!  I am thrilled that it does work by giving just a hint of the DSP.

I stamped the tall poppy with the attached bud a couple of times and colored them with Stampin’ Blends.  I then placed the two large die cut poppies over them and raised with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I like the look it gives.

The sentiment is from the Perfectly Framed stamp set.  It coordinates with the Ornate Frames Dies from the Holiday Catalog.  They carried over and were from a Halloween set.  They are gorgeous frames with layers and curly pieces.  I love when new things coordinate with old.  I feel like I get more for my money.

Speaking of more bang for your buck.  Have you checked out the new items that released last week?  They all coordinate with products from the Mini and Sale-A-Bration Catalogs.  The DSP is especially awesome as it coordinates with the various punches that are new in those catalogs.

Thank you for stopping by today!  I hope you will come back tomorrow.

We are half way through February.  That means we have 1 1/2 months left on Sale-A-Bration.  Please check out what I have pointed out with the SAB Join Promotion.  I wish I could get that amount of product for that price!  It really is the most wonderful shopping spree!  If you are at all curious, I would love to talk with you about the promotion and the benefits of being a demonstrator.


The Ultimate Bundle is the Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit.  During Sale-A-Bration you get the extra value for your $99.00.  If you have a wish list or are ready to place an order and it totals close to 99.00, please read this first.

There is NO OBLIGATIONS to do anything beyond ordering the kit. You pay $99.00 + tax and receive $125.00 of your choice of products + any stamp set from the annual or mini catalog (the most expensive one is the Well Said set with a $45.00 price) + the Mini Paper Cutter, a $26.50 value + the 6X6 DSP sampler pack (48 sheets of DSP) an $11.50 value + a Paper Pumpkin Kit with a value of $22.00 + FREE Shipping which is usually 10% of the order and would add another $23.00 value here.  This equals over $230.00 value + business supplies added in at no cost.  That is an awesome deal!!  And you never have to purchase another thing.  But while you are trying it out, and you have until the end of July before your trial period runs out, you are part of my Team!  As well as my upline’s team.  We have Facebook groups to share our projects and assist each other.  I would love to talk with you about this opportunity.



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Christmas Rose

The Christmas Rose products will be available for customer orders beginning on November 1st.  As will the new Paper Trimmer.  I thought I would share a project with the Christmas Rose stamp set.  This is so pretty and would work for other than Christmas.  The stamp set has two cases.  There is the single stamp, which is what I used today, in Red Rubber.  The second case holds several stamps and they are in photopolymer.  They can be used to add color to the large stamp I have used.  I chose to color mine with Stampin’ Blends instead.



I stamped the large image using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then colored it using a variety of the Stampin’ Blends.  I colored the roses with Poppy Parade and used that card stock as the base and layer of the card.  The Designer Series Paper you see is from the Christmastime Is Here DSP.  I wanted a sort of subtle background for the rose.  This paper reminds me of old fashioned wallpaper.


  • base is 5 1/2 X 8 1/2
  • White is 5 3/8 X 4 1/8
  • DSP is 5 1/4 X 4
  • Poppy Parade is 4 3/4 X 3 3/4
  • White is 4 5/8 X 3 5/8


Thank you for stopping by today!  Please return again tomorrow for another new project.



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The new Stampin’ Up! Paper Trimmer has been revealed!!  It is available for order by Demonstrators on October 1.  Here is a picture of it.  I will be giving you my opinion after the beginning of the month.  I cannot wait and I hope you will be just as excited!  The trimmer will be available for customer purchase on November 1st!  WooHoo!!



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Sympathy in Nature

As much as we hate the need for Sympathy Cards, we still try to make them personal and pretty.  My friend who received this one loves the mountains and scenery that goes along with it.



The stamped leaves and the wood slice are from Rooted In Nature, as is the Thinking Of You.  I love the font of the sentiment!  I paired these with the embossed and die cut leaves from Gathered Leaves Dies.

The colors are Merry Merlot, Mossy Meadow and Soft Suede.  What a great and rich set of colors.  I shared the color and the beautiful leaf onto the front of the envelope as well.  I love to add a stamp to the front of the envelope.  I hope it tells the recipient there is something special inside.

The final touch for this card is the bow.  I used several strands of the Linen Thread and tied a bow.  It is adhered with another glue dot.  They are my favorite for adhering small pieces.


  • 4 1/4 X 11
  • 4 X 5 1/4
  • 3 3/4 X 3 1/2
  • 3 1/2 X 3



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September 2019 DSP Sale Flyer



Wonderful Memories for GDP174

I created this card for a friend who recently lost a loved one.  As hard as these type cards are to make, I thought this sketch is perfect for a Mother/Daughter, or two friends, for a variety of occasions.  It just so happens that it fit perfectly with the Global Design Project 174 sketch challenge.  That never happens for me!


Artfully Aware, 149447

Here is the sketch that my card just happened to fit.  We are given a bit of leniency on it matching the sketch exactly.



The technique I used is a fairly old one that is super fun.  I took the negative from a die cut oval and taped it to my card with removable tape.  You can also use sticky notes to hold it in place.  Then all you do is sponge inside of the cut out.  I added a little bit more in some places.  If you want a very smooth layer, try using the sponge brayer with repeated passes.  I just used one of the stampin’ sponges that is cut into pieces.  I hope you will try this technique.  Any die cut or punched shape is free game for this technique.

Thank you for visiting today!  Please come back tomorrow for another InKing Royalty Blog Hop.  There will be a lot of great projects for you to hop through.


For the Ultimate Shopping Experience is to purchase the Starter Kit. Please read through the next items and think about it.  If you love paper crafting as much as I do, I believe you will want to talk with me.  I hope you will consider it.

  • There are 2 Starter Kit choices:
  • You create your own kit.  You get to choose ANY Stampin’ Up! products (includes bundles)  However, SAB and Host stamps are excluded from the Starter Kit (but not your next order)!
  • You will receive a 20% discount on all future purchases through July 31, 2019.  But there is no obligation to ever order anything else.
  • It’s a great way to Get Your Feet Wet, so to speak.  Just see if you like being a demonstrator.
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Now for the 2 options and the Bonuses:

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  • The second option costs $129.00.  You get the same amount of products as the first choice, ($125.00 worth of your choice of products, Plus the additional $50.00 of Free Products, FREE Shipping) and the AWESOME new Craft & Carry Tote which is valued at $50.00.  Basically you are paying an added $30.00 for the Craft & Carry Tote.  

(I had the option to purchase, and of course I did.  It is well worth the $50.00 and is a Fabulous deal for $30.00)

Here is the Tote.  It is a great size, has dividers that can be moved for whatever products you are carrying each use.  There are two outside pockets that are large enough to hold punches, and much more.  There is a zipper outside pocket.  It has regular straps as well as a shoulder strap. It has the Stampin’ Up! logo.  It is made of a great heavy weight canvas.  And it is so Pretty!!

Additional quick pictures