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March 2022

Count on Me!

Hi!!  I'm so excited to share this card with you!  It was created for two challenges:  Tuesday Morning Sketches #650 and the SU! Only Challenge #298!  

This set just came in the mail, and I couldn't wait to get it inky!  I planned a very simple card, but things got out of hand! haha!!



For the circle I used two of the Layering Circles, and made a circle frame.  I actually made two and layered them for more impact.  The sentiment is from the Hey Birthday Chick set--I stamped and then cut out with paper snips.  It's attached with dimensionals.  My favorite part of the card is the ribbon!  What a fun way to use ribbon!!

Here are all the products used on today's card:


Fun Masking for The Paper Players

I am so excited about one specific product that is coming out in the new 2022-23 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog..........


These are so fun to use, and provide such crisp results!  For this card, I die cut 3 rectangles from my masking sheet--then placed the mask on a 1/4 sheet of Basic White cardstock.  Using a blending brush, Soft Succulent ink was added.  Then, without removing the masking sheet, stamp the leaf image from Forever Ferns--also in Soft Succulent ink.


I then embossed the sentiment from the same set in White embossing powder on Soft Succulent cardstock.  Added some pearls for a special touch.   If you look close, you can tell I used the Stitched Rectangles for the die--the ink came through the stitching.  I wish it would've come through all the stitching, but it didn't.  Oh well, sometimes it just doesn't come out 100% like you planned!  :-)

The sketch for this card was the challenge at The Paper Players this week:

I really enjoy these clean and simple sketches -- lots of room for embellishment, or not!!

Here are all the fun supplies used today:

Slimline Artistically Inked

Good morning, and Happy Tuesday!

Today's card is made with the Artistically Inked Bundle and the new Slimline Envelopes found in the Occasions Mini.

Ccmar4For the background, I used masking tape to create my space, then added some Pale Papaya Ink using a blending brush.  After, place one of the Butterflies & Flowers Decorative Masks over the top and again, add Pale Papaya ink with a blending brush to create the fun background!

The rest is easy--just stamp and cut out using the coordinating dies.  I did use adhesive sheets on the back of the Soft Succulent leaves--to make it easier to place.  The scariest part of this card was stamping the sentiment--it really needed to be straight!! haha!!  (hint:  use your Stamparatus!)

I also used the mask on the end of the envelope--with Soft Succelent ink this time!

Here are all the fun products used today:

Let's Set Sail

Is the weekend really over already?  haha!

This morning, Let's Set Sail with a fun card for the men in our life!


Same card--but different sailboats!  Punch one boat from Basic White cardstock, and one boat from Real Red cardstock!  Easy way to get two cards, with no wasted boat pieces!

Here are the products used on this card:

Retiring Soon: Right Behind You

Here's a card made with the Right Behind You Stamp Set--which will be retiring after May 1!



  • Pool Party:5 ½” x 8-1/2” scored at 4-1/4”, crease folded with Bone Folder, 3/4” x 3”, scraps for corner clouds
  • Basic Black: 4” x 5-1/4”
  • Shimmery White: 3-3/4” x 5”
  • Designer Series Paper: 2” x 5”
  • Thread” 34”


  1. Stamp bicycle with Memento Ink taking care to position at an angle on a diagonal and left of center. Align a small Post-It Note right along the top of the basket and then stamp dog with Memento Ink. With Sahara Sand, stamp off once then stamp ground beneath bicycle tires.
  2. Color in the bicyclists with Stampin’ Blends. If the pants need touching up, fill in with the Light Basic Black.
  3. Using two of the Basic Borders Dies cut out the hill the bicycle will be on with a Pool Party sheet of Designer Series Paper and two scraps of Pool Party to create clouds in the card front corners. Adhere them to the card front with Multipurpose Liquid Glue. Adhere that whole piece to the Basic Black Layer.
  4. Wrap Linen Thread around bottom of card front twice. Tie bow about 1/3 from left edge. Trim ends with Paper Snips.
  5. Stamp sentiment on Pool Party. Adhere to card front with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  6. Attach Basic Black to Pool Party card base.

Way to Goat

Good morning!  The challenge at Try Stampin' on Tuesday is a double challenge:  "something punny" and a sketch!  When I saw it, I automatically thought of "Way to Goat" (sure will miss him!)  and created this card!


I pulled out my masking sheets again (woohoo--Stampin' Up! has these in the NEW catalog, coming May 2nd!!).  Stamped the goat, then masked him off to add color to the sky and grass!  For the grass, I used the little make up brush shown in the picture--just picked up the ink, and dabbed it onto the card!  (I had already added the Granny Apple Green with the Blending Brush first)  I like the effect!!

So here is the sketch I used along with the "punny" portion:


Supplies used (Way to Goat is no longer available):

Sunflowers--Love them!

Good morning!  Yes, I am hooked on these Sunflowers!  They are so pretty and easy to use!  So, I used them again for the awesome sketch challenge at Tuesday Morning Sketches!


Once again, I used my masks over the sunflowers and added Balmy Blue ink with my Blending Brush.  Those masks took some time to cut out, so I want to get the most bang for my buck! haha!!  I colored the sunflowers with the Light Daffodil Stampin' Blend, and the light Cajun Craze Stampin' Blend.  It's layered onto a panel of Basic Black.  The So Saffron layer was embossed using the Brick & Mortar 3D Embossing Folder.

Here's the sketch--I'll be using this one again!

TMS #649

And, here are the items used on today's card!  I sure do appreciate your business!!

Last Chance List is Available!!

Last-Chance Products

Ready or not it's Retirement Time! Stampin' Up! has just released the list of retiring products and some items are on sale. Now is the time to get those items on your wish list ordered before they are long gone.  I highlighted a few of the products below that I adore and are on sale now.

Here are my Top 3 Tips for the Retirement List:

    1. In Colors: All 2020-2022 In Color inks, paper, and embellishments are retiring. These items usually sell out quickly so don't forget to add ink refills and extra cardstock to your craft stash. You don't want to miss having these gorgeous colors in your collection!


    1. Bundles: Bundles, with their 10% savings, all retire! Even if the bundle items carryover to the next catalog the discount does not - so if you have your eye on a bundle, get it now and save!


  1. Stamps vs. Accessories: Retiring stamps are available through 2 May 2022. All other retiring items, such as paper, embellishments, and dies are only available while supplies last, so you don't want to wait and miss out.

March Host Code:  PYRFKXMU

Happy Stamping,



Stampin' Up! In Color Collection

Sweet Ice Cream--Simple Stamping

Good morning!  I've started something new this week--after work, I try and spend at least an hour in my craft room instead of just wasting time on the computer.  So far, I'm loving it!  A few minutes on Pinterest to find some fun challenges, and off we go!

This card was made for the TGIF Challenge of Simple Stamping!   This one might be a bit too simple, but it's okay!


The ice cream is Polished Pink.  My favorite flavor is chocolate, but it doesn't make for a fun card! haha!!  The sentiment was "split up"--yes, I cut my stamp in half!  But, it's nice to have options!  I added some fun sequins that came from the Expressions in Ink Ephemera Pack--have had this for almost a year, and just opened it!  yikes--bad stamper!!  :-)  Can't wait to play with all the other elements!

Here's my inspiration:


And here are all the products used on this card:

Painted Poppies

Good morning!  I have a sweet and simple card for you today, featuring the Painted Poppies Stamp Set.

Mar swapThe blooms are stamped on watercolor paper and Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  I used my Stamparatus to make sure the image complete--I struggle sometimes getting the full image clean and crisp on the watercolor paper.  Using the Stamparatus means I can stamp it twice if needed!

I watercolored with my Water Painters and Real Red Reinker.  I was going for a "messy" look on the flowers, rather than "inside the lines".  

Made for the Paper Players Challenge this week:  Blooms!

Here are all the products used on today's card!  I sure appreciate your business!