Stampin’ Up! is Happiness Always


Notice anything new?  Keep looking and I’ll tell you what it is down below.  Today’s card is my entry into Freshly Made Sketches #189 Card Sketch.  I haven’t entered there challenges in a while and I don’t have a good reason!  I simply got carried away with my retirement and all the planning up-coming changes.  Oh, I love change!

FMS Final 189-001


In my excitement to update my stamp sets in unison with the new catalog I left this set on the shelf by accident.  It wasn’t until after I sat down to blog that I noticed we don’t even carry it anymore.  So, you can buy it right now for $10 with FREE shipping.  I only have one set, so it’s first to click is first to buy.


  • Partial Stamping.  Did you know that when stamping an image you don’t have to stamp the entire image on the cardstock to show it’s beauty?  It’s okay to have partial stamping or to miss a tiny bit of it off the page even if you have a Type A personality.  I didn’t want to show the entire stem and the tiny line of missing pedal was done on purpose.  Why?  Because I only need the flower.  I wanted the Blossom to be the main focus.
  • Watermark On Your Photos:  This is the new thing I added…I changed the watermark on my photos.  I can’t stress it enough…when sharing your photos of your cards always watermark them.  Get credit for your gorgeous artwork!  They’re so easy to make too and here’s a link that will show you how to do them with PicMonkey (free internet software).

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A ‘Note’-worthy Happy Birthday

Have you ever started a card and it just won’t mold to what you wanted to make?  That’s what happened with this card.  I finished it late last night, and I wasn’t one bit happy with it.

Then came morning and as I glanced at it… guess what!?  I fell in love with it.  So, if you don’t love a card made before bedtime don’t worry, sleeping on it changes everything-LoL.  No, you won’t feel like having a cigarette either. (I heard you laughing).

If you discovered you could only make one card with your supplies on hand… who would you make a card for?

All morning I’ve been thinking about my grandma who went to Heaven 33 years ago, Magdalena aka Mi Nena.  She was the first ‘old’ person I remember as a three year old… LoL.  She would write in the dirt for me, something I’ve never shared until now.

When I was between eight-10 years old, I’d spend school holidays with her and she watched the world through my eyes as I made mud pies.  I was her mental scrapbook, sort of speak. =)  She would sometimes draw messages in the dirt for me to read.

They said stuff like, “Mi Nenita” / “My Maggie”, (which was my childhood nickname)… I was named after her.  Other times she would draw a smile.  Those where the cards she made for me, which now live my heart forever.

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Field Flowers and So Much More

There are great things going on right now… I am overwhelmed… in a very good way!  Many Airmen will find out if they will be promoting in the morning… in fact, by the time you read this, many of them will be celebrating – and I along with them!

Today is the last day to stock up and save on select Designer Series Paper.  It would be a shame if I didn’t tell you.  This is a limited-time offer to buy 3 and get 1 FREE!  Click here to get yours right now… don’t let this awesome deal pass you by.

The best thing going on, however, is the Big Shot give-a-way from me.  Place a Stampin’ Up! on-line order thru ME of $35 or more (before shipping & tax) between now and Thursday, August 15, 2013 at Noon, Pacific Time, and you will be entered into a drawing for a brand new Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine.

You’ll need to use a special Hostess Code to qualify (please see below).  Limit one entry per order.  This offer is exclusively through me.  If you need assistance using the hostess code, click here for step-by-step instructions.

Every order will also receive 12 sheets of FREE 6×6″ cubed designer series paper from the 2012-13 catalog from me!  So everyone is a winner!!!

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Now on to the card.  The sketch is brought to you by Clean & Simple Stamping – Fall To Layout 251.  It’s a cute sketch and since I’m on a roll right now with challenges… I knew I just had to try it!

I’m still not sold on my color choice, but it’s still pleasing to the eyes… what do you think?  Is the color combo okay for your dreamy eyes?  LoL.

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Stampin’ Up! Products Used

Field Flowers Clear Stamp Set
Soho Subway Designer Series Paper
Crisp Cantaloupe Card Stock
Sahara Sand Card Stock
Cajun Craze Stampin’ Pad
Adorning Accents Edgelits
Pansy Punch

If you’re reading this, you’re the BEST visitor in the whole wide world… LoL.  Thank you so much for spending at least 5 minutes with me today.  Have a beautiful day and may you be abundantly blessed!