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Enjoy the Little Things

Enjoy the Little Things

Hello Friends,

To truly enjoy life to the fullest, it's essential to enjoy the little things.  The moments that you have with family and friends.  Or if you are a stamper, remember those little techniques that are oh so simple, but add just the right amount of WOW.

Stamping Tedhnique

Easy Stamping Technique

Today, I remembered my markers and an amazing little trick that produces big results.  First, I stamped "enjoy the little things" with my Tuxedo Black Momento Ink, then I simply used my Marina Mist Marker to add a shadow of color.  The stamp is from a stamp set that I was super excited about on last year's preorder called Layering Love.  

2017-2018 Stampin' Up! Catalogs

Did I mention Preorder?  The man in brown is due to stop by my place with new goodies and boxes 2017-2018 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogs!  Seriously, the new catalog is fabulous!  If you have purchased from me in the last 12 months, I have a catalog with your name on it.   Or shop with me today and I'll send a catalog to you too.


While I'm waiting I'll enjoy the spring flowers popping up in my garden.  This sweet columbine looks like a little ray of sunshine and makes me think happy thoughts.


I'll also admire my Trillium peeking up from under my crabapple tree.  Recently, someone asked me what's so special about Trillium.  Seriously!  First of all, their delicate spring beauty is something to behold.  And secondly, Trillium is also known as wakerobin?  I simply have to love them with a name like that.  Trillium is worth the wait.  Planted from seed, it can take 3-7 years to see the first bloom.  And... in Ohio, the Trillium was deemed special enough to be named the State Wildflower.

Enough of my side note, would you little to see today's Card Supply list?


Enjoy the Little Things

You'll be happy to know that both of the stamp sets used for today's card carry over into the 2017-2018 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog.  But the fun gold and white designer paper will not.  It's part of the Neutrals Designer Series Paper Stack which includes a big 40 sheets of lovely designer paper.  The Neutrals pack is unique, because instead of Whisper White and Very Vanilla, it includes Gold and Silver paper in addition to the other 8 neutrals.  The Neutrals Designer Series Paper Stack is available WHILE SUPPLIES LAST or May 31, whichever comes first.

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Mojo Monday
Thank you Mojo Monday for today's Card Sketch.

UPS Truck

I'm off to enjoy more of the little things, while I await the arrival of the Brown Truck.


Have a fabulous day,


Hand Stamped Spring Congratulation Card

Hand Stamped Spring Card

Hello Friends,

Do you remember blowing dandelion seeds into the wind on lovely spring days as a child.  Maybe you still enjoy the magic of watching the seeds scatter.  And there is almost always birds singing in the background in early spring.  I hand stamped today's Congratulations Card to capture the essence of spring.

Swirly Bird Stampin' Up! Card

It's carefree, scattered look reminds me of seeds blowing in the wind.

Believe it or not, the dandelion seed stamp is from the Balloon Celebration stamp set.  I stamped them in fresh spring like colors-Flirty Flamingo, Sweet Sugarplum and Pool Party.  The Flirty Flamingo striped border is designer paper from the 2016-2018 Designer Series Paper Stack.  I really will miss that paper.  It's on the Stampin' Up! Retirement List and will only be available WHILE SUPPLIES LAST.

Swirly Bird Stampin' Up!

The Dandelion seed stamp pairs so nicely with the Swirly Bird Stamp set and Swirly Scribble Dies.  The pretty Frosted Sequins can be found on the Clearance Rack for $2!

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Color Throwdown

A Big Thanks to Color Throwdown for today's Color Inspiration of purple, aqua, pink and white.

Have a fabulous day,


Sunshine Wishes for Groundhog Day 2017

Sunshine Wishes Card


Hello Friends,

Happy Ground Hog Day!   February  2 is Ground Hog Day.  According to folklore, if it is cloudy when the groundhog emerges from its burrow then spring will arrive early (sometime before the vernal equinox) or if it is sunny, the groundhog will supposedly see its shadow and retreat back into its den (6 more weeks of winter).  Will Punxsutawney Phil and Buckeye Chuck see their shadows?

Either way, I hope that today's card chases away your winter blues.  How can you go wrong with the Sunshine Wishes Dies and the Sunshine Sayings stamp set?  It's happiness all around. 

Sunshine Wishes

It's swirls and twirls with the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits Dies.  I used Whisper White, Peekaboo Peach and So Saffron card stock for my heart, sunshine and flower.  Hint:  Because of the intricate design of some of these dies, you'll get best results if you use it with the Precision Base Plate.

Groundhog Day 2017

By the way, Punxsutawney Phil and Buckeye Chuck both emerged to give us their predictions: both saw their shadows, meaning six more weeks of winter.

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Have a fabulous day,


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