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Saying Good-bye to SU Retiring Product

Botanical Stampin' Up!

 Hello Friends,

It's always so hard to say good-bye to Stampin' Up! Retiring Products.  Today's card represents some of my favorites-Botanical Builder Dies, Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper, the Sealed With Love Bundle and the Large Polka Dot Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.   

Botanical Card

 It would be hard to make a bad project with the Botanical Builder Dies.  Seriously, those flowers are always so pretty.  Today, they take on a classic look paired with the gorgeous Navy and White Floral Boutique Designer Series paper.  

I will really miss the playful Large Polka Dot Textured Impressions Embossing Folder too.  Polka Dots always make me smile.

And finally, can anyone resist the cutie pa-tootie little envelopes from the Sealed with Love Bundle?  The Love Note Dies and the Sealed with Love Stamp Set easily stand alone to make cute projects , and they can be used as accents with other crafting supplies such as the Botanical Builder Dies to take your projects over the top.

Sealed with Love

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Have a fabulous day,


Comfort & Healing and Heart Hope

Comfort & Healing and Heart Hope


Hello Friends,

My heart filled with dread recently when I found out that my mother was diagnosed with AFib (an irregular heart beat that can be felt as a fluttering or thumping in your chest).  In a nutshell, the major risk with AFib is a stroke.  Mom has a little dog named Bella, so I thought that it would be appropriate to make her a card with the Bella & Friends stamp set.  But my card focus is  Comfort & Healing and Heart Hope.


Bella & Friends Stampin' Up!

 Tips and Tricks

 I spent a couple of minutes fussy cutting my dog, so that I could frame her with hope and a heart which a die cuts from the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits Dies set.  I love that set!  There's just something really playful about the swirly, whirly dies.

The bold and happy Cucumber Crush looks so fabulous with the softer blue and yellow.  I'm going to miss Cucumber Crush.  It's a 2015-2017 In Color, which means that its days are numbered.  The Stampin' Up! Retirement list is schedule to come out on April 10 which means Bye, Bye Cucumber Crush and its friends Mint Macaron, Delightful Dijon, Watermelon Wonder and Tip Top Top.  The matching washi tape is from the Affectionately Yours package.

For a the look of sunshine, I splashed a bit of So Saffron behind my Comfort and Healing sentiment (Flourishing Phrases stamp set) and sprinkled just a little bit more with a splatter stamp from the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set.

Sunshine Wishes

Coloring Tips

Don't be afraid to mix mediums when coloring.  I colored Bella with Watercolor Pencils and a Blender Pens, so that her fur looks soft and cuddly.   But I wanted her collar to be a little bolder and brighter.  That's where markers take over.  The Cucumber Crush marker compliments the Cucumber Crush Stitched Circle and the Affectionately Yours Washi Tape.

Handmade Card

 I carried the Sunshine Wishes and the Flourishing Phrases through to the inside of my card to let Mom know that I love her and think about her more often than I say.

Color Throwdown

Color Challenge

Color Challenges are a good jumping off point if you find yourself stuck in your card making endeavors.   Today's color challenge of light yellow, blue and green is from Color Throwdown.   I chose So Saffron, Soft Sky and Cucumber Crush.


Bella & Friends Stampin' Up!

Here's another card that I recently made with the Bella & Friends stamp set.  See Card Details Here.


Have a fabulous day,



Crafting Like a 3 Year Old?

Botanical Builder Stampin' Up!

Hello Friends,

Today, I understood my 3 year old granddaughter's love affair with stickers.  Give Sadie a pack of stickers and she will happily plaster every last one of them on her project.  Stickers please her immensely.  I started today's card by cutting out all sorts of cuteness with my Botanical Builder Framelits and my Love Notes Framelits.  It amazing what you can do with a Big Shot.  Like Sadie, once I got started it was hard to stop layering on the cuteness.  Here's the end result.

Love Notes Paper Craft

I'm not sure which I like best-the teeny tiny note and envelope or the Peekaboo Peach and So Saffron flowers.  Which one sends your heart soaring?  

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