The Last of Many Blessings

Today I have another card using Retiring Products.  I have included some retiring designer series paper as well as a stamp set.  The set has been great for small cards.  I used it several times for Fall Thank You cards and some table decorations.  I also adore the name of this stamp set, Many Blessings!  The sentiments in the set reflect that name too, which is part of what makes the different pieces so versatile.  Here is my project for today.


Many Blessings, 147775

And after mentioning the cute sentiments, I did not put one on the front of the card. Duh!  I love this gorgeous Country Lane Designer Series Paper.  Especially these two which are Blackberry Bliss.  For me at least I find myself preferring the “back side” of the DSP as much as the fronts.  I think of them as having backs and fronts, doesn’t everyone?  LOL!

I was showcasing the DSP as well as the cute stamp, so the card is fairly simple.  I stamped the image in Gray Granite and colored it with the Stampin’ Blends.  I finished with going over the flowers and pot with Wink of Stella to give it a little shine.

Thank you so much for visiting today.  I hope you have enjoyed these last minute cards.  The 2019 Occasions Catalog and the 2019 Sale-A-Bration Catalogs go live tomorrow!  I know I have a long list and hope you do as well.  If you need catalogs, and do not currently have a demonstrator, I would love for you to reach out to me.  I can get one to you quickly.

I have the measurements for today’s card just below this and the complete supply list is at the bottom of the post.


  • 5 1/2 X 8, scored and folded in half
  • 5 1/4 X 4
  • 5 X 3 3/4
  • 4 7/8 X 2 5/8
  • 4 3/4 X 2 1/2


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I adore you for GDP170

I am playing along with the Global Design Project Sketch Challenge 170 today.  I love the different placement of the sentiment. Or in this case, the divided sentiment.  Here is my project.


stampin' up!, Jackie Beers, Lasting Lily, All My Love

Lasting Lily (SAB), 149717


I changed the orientation my card, and I am now a fan of this split sentiment.  I will be doing this in different forms soon.  I went with soft colors for this card.  And yes, I consider the Crumb Cake a soft color when paired when these colors.  The Neutral Collection, for the most part, are flexible like that.



I have paired a Sale-A-Bration  stamp set with one of the 2019 Occasions Catalog new Designer Series Paper and ribbon.  I love the paper and ribbon in the catalog and this is one of the prettiest.  The ribbon is a combo pack of Flirty Flamingo in 1/8″ and Lovely Lipstick in 1/2″ widths.

The stamp set is a FREE with $100.00 purchase.  I know that sounds expensive, but you get 16 stamps in the set.  There is a large ,and this small flower, and several sentiments in beautiful fonts.  I am a sucker for fonts!!  So Please do not overlook this awesome set.

Thank you so much for visiting today.  We are expecting a lot of rain for the next several days, so I hope to be creating new projects for next week to share with you.  And as always, the complete supply list is at the bottom of the page.

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Price: $110.00





I hope everyone is safe and well after the nasty weather of the weekend.  We were very lucky and did not get the ice that was expected.

Today’s card is a quick and easy one that could be done with almost any stamp set and designer paper.  I used the awesome Share What You Love Designer Series Paper.  I really do love that paper!!


Stampin' Up!, Enjoy Life, Share What You Love, Jackie Beers

Enjoy Life, 148190


I did a different pairing of colors than I have done previously.  I paired Coastal Cabana with Tranquil Tide. I was attempting to bring out the lighter / brighter blue in the DSP.  The positioning of the sentiment is totally to show off the beautiful DSP.  And I really like it in the corner, as opposed to centered.  Not your normal positioning and I like that as well.

I hope you liked my quick and easy card.  Please return tomorrow for a new project.  All of the supplies I used are listed at the bottom of the page.

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Grateful for scraps

Once again I have been playing with the pieces of scrap paper on my desk.  We all have those little strips or scraps that we have punched something from.  I really do try to keep it neat, but I do not always succeed (well, rarely succeed!).  Today’s card is more of the leftovers.


Country Home, 147678


Today’s layout is one of the easy to use classics.  Even if you do not like the card, please make note of the layout.

My background banner piece is actually a sneak peek of a DSP in the upcoming 2019 Occasions Catalog.  it is from a make ‘n take we had at OnStage that I did not make.  I believe the card called for the opposite side of this piece, but I loved the vibrancy of this side better.  I may have stamped my piece too similar to the print of the DSP.  The strip of white is stamped on with First Frost stamp set for the flower.  A definite “Keeper” set.  The little leaf is from Peaceful Noel.  It added just enough of a soft touch.

The sentiment is one of my all time favorites from the Country Home set.  That set will for sure be staying with me, and I really hope it carries over to the 2019 Annual Catalog.  It is a very versatile set with awesome sentiments.

Thank you for stopping by today!  All of the supplies are listed at the bottom of the page.  I hope your day is amazing!



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Price: $16.00





I wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving today!  Spending time with those we love are , at least for me, the best part of the day.  So wishes for a day of happiness, as well as Thanksgiving, to you all.

My card today is a quick and simple stamping card, #simplestamping.  This was a challenge from Sara Douglass at the Stampin’ Up! OnStage event.  She challenged us to do more Simple Stamping.  I think I do that pretty much all the time.


Stampin' Up!, Falling For Leaves, Wishing you Well, Jackie Beers

Falling For Leaves, 147680


The beauty of this card is from the Joyous Noel Designer Series Paper. I hate that it is out of stock.  But I paired it with an unexpected soft color of Mint Macaron.

The only thing I did a little bit different here is the Cajun Craze curved branch.  This is from the Falling For Leaves stamp set and is a straight piece.  Since it is in photopolymer though, I can slightly curve it.  I wanted to add it to the wreath and curving it as I placed it on the clear block worked perfectly.

Thank you very much for stopping by today.  I very much appreciate it and hope to see you tomorrow.  I hope you have a great day doing whatever you love!



Don’t forget the upcoming sale!!!!   I will have all of the updates on my blog tomorrow.


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You’re The Best

I apologize for not posting yesterday!  I had way too much fun at the Stampin’ Up! Convention and was really dragging.  I intended to post during the day , but ended up trying to clean the mess I had left getting ready for convention.  Can you relate????

So, here is a cute and easy card I have made to thank a sweet friend.


P.S. You’re The Best, 146516



I did use the stamparatus for the wreath background.  I began that section of the card with a totally different idea in mind.  As I made the “wreath” I changed direction.  Sometimes how my mind works is very strange!  But I do like how the card turned out, so I guess it was an ok detour.

I have posted previously how to use the stamparatus to make a perfect wreath.  You can see that post by clicking HERE.  It is a great template to have on hand.

Thee are a variety of products on this card.  I also went with a off-center layering.  I like to do that occasionally, and especially with bright designer series papers.  This is from the Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper.  I love the vibrant colors used in all of the sheets.

Thank you so much for visiting today.  I will try to share some of the great items and swaps I received in the next week.  Please return tomorrow as I will be participating in the Pals Blog Hop with Mary Fish.

The supplies I used are listed at the bottom of the page.