Stamping Handmade Hugs

When you can't hug in person, send a Handmade Hug you created, with Stamps, Paper & Ink!

March 8th, 2019

   This sentiment-only stamp set, “Life Is Grand” is a great set to have.  I love the size, the font and the versatility of the sentiments.

   Don’t these cute little frogs look so friendly and happy?  I used the adorable lily pad and flower from the “Hoppy Together” coordinating thinlit die cut set.  I think they’re just so dang cute!

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     I hope that if you wanted these coordinating thinlit dies that you were able to get them before they sold out.  It’s crazy how quickly they were gone! I’ve learned, if there is a stamp set or embossing folder or die cut that I really, really want…I get it early!  If you don’t, you just might not ever get it.

    From the moment Stampin’ Up! realizes an unexpected favorite is going to sell out, it generally takes 90 days from placing their order to receiving those products for distribution.  By then, it’s often too late because they’re moving on to the next catalogs products.

Some general how to info:

This is a standard card size of 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, Call Me Clover card stock. The 2″ x 5 1/2″ strip of DSP is from Animal Expedition. The stitched circle is the second smallest. I used Stampin’ Dimensional’s to pop up the lily pad and frog.

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March 8th, 2019,

  I’ve never been much of a Rooster fan, I don’t know why…I guess I don’t think they’re…”cute”, but after seeing a bunch of cards with this guy…turns out roosters are kinda cute.H2RWM

You can color Mr Rooster ANY color you like. Go ahead…google “rooster images” and you’ll see what I mean. I had no idea they were so colorful! (Obviously not a farm girl here!) Having said that, I didn’t get real colorful with these roosters, but I think the next rooster I color is going to have to have some Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry and maybe some Blueberry Bushel feathers to adorn him.

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The “how to” with this card is pretty straight forward. The Balmy Blue and Daffodil Delight cards are…

Standard size Basic Black card base, 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″; Gingham Gala 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper cut to: 5 1/4″ x 3″; Whisper White banner, 3 7/8″ x 2″ before punching with Banner Triple Punch; Tailored Tag Punch for sentiment


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DEAL #1:

This offer is good until Sunday only…

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March 4th, 2019,

    What’s with all the  different Sale-A-Bration, (SAB) publications??

…I’ll tell you one thing they are, for sure…they’re loaded with fun, beautiful products that we get to play with!!

But…first lets take a quick look at the pretty card I made using products from the 2nd release.

The Scoop on the FOUR 2019 Sale-A-Bration, (SAB) Publications

First 3 publications, have FREE with purchase products.

(Level 1 ….FREE w/ $50 purchase  &  Level 2 … FREE w/ $100 purchase)

1st SAB (Mini-Catalog): Jan. 3rd – March 31st

2nd SAB (Brochure): Feb. 15th- March 31st

3rd SAB (Flyer): March 1st-March 31st


 4th SAB Flyer: March 1st-March 31st

Has products that coordinate with the 1st SAB Mini-Catalog’s Free-products.

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March 1st 2019,

    Love, love, love February’s Paper Pumpkin!! I made them pretty much as they were designed to be, (in the first collage) and I made alternate cards this time, (second collage), with the super cute stamp set from this month’s kit.

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My alternates…

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This set has really great sentiments, and that adorable little tea cup with the succulent.?..well…just can’t stop stampin’ n’ colorin’ it!

A quick note about one of my all time favorite SU! colors…if you’ve ever seen Blackberry Bliss in person, you know it’s a dark color but these pictures make it almost look black. It is lighter in person.

Fun tip…

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            Practical tip…


Thank you for visiting my Blog today, I hope you are feeling inspired to create something today!

I hope you liked my alternative projects! Scroll down for product details and to Shop at my store.

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You don’t want to miss out on another cute kit…like the one I’ve showcased today…


March Paper Pumpkin kit will have TWO stamp sets in it, in honor of Paper Pumpkins 6th Birthday!!

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Get the scoop on EVERYTHING GREAT that is going on with STAMPIN’ UP!…seriously, time is runnin’ out!

(To view catalogs, click on the cover pictures to the right.)

To see all the specials going on now, click the picture collage here:

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Products I used to make the alternate

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February 25th, 2019

One of the things I like about the Valentine’s Day theme, “All My Love” Suite of products, is that they can be used for other reasons, not just Valentine’s Day. Weddings and bridal showers for sure, anniversaries, birthdays or “just because”,  like the featured card here, are all possible reasons or events to make a card from these sets.


For as fancy as it looks, this card is fairly simple to make.

  1. Cut Whisper White Card Stock to 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, score at 4 1/4″.
  2. Cut All My Love Designer Series Paper, the red pattern: 4 1/2″ x 3″, the floral strip: 5 1/2″ x  3/4″.
  3. For the sentiment card stock piece, start with the floral thinlit, then cut all the sides. Last position the corner holes thinlit and run through the big shot.
  4. The decorative piece at the bottom of the sentiment card stock piece, is from the Be Mine Stitched Framelits. I use Adhesive Sheets with delicate thinlits and framelits like this one, it’s so much easier to adhere them to your card.
  5. Adhere Heart Epoxy Droplets.

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February 22, 2019,

     I think this bundle may have gotten overlooked a bit because I haven’t seen many cards on the demo sites with it. There’s a lot of cute little stamps in the set, 26 to be exact, and they’re photopolymer, which makes it a definite Yes for me!


I made about 20 of the cards above that I’ll be sending this weekend to  my class attendees and a few of my Demo friends. The stamp set bundle is in the Annual Catalog on  page 22, if you want to take a peek. It has a “Thank You” Thinlit die cut, that’s really cute.

The stamped rectangle backgrounds are from the Bokeh Dots stamp set. The two stamps in this set make beautiful backgrounds with endless applications.

The plant sprig is from the Dear Doily Stamp set, which also comes in a bundle, with some gorgeous Thinlit dies…pg. 47 in the 2019 Occasions Catalog.


I hope you like my cards! I love stamping cards like these two, playing with the various stamps and pretty colors.

If you need a catalog, let me know by leaving a comment, email me, or message me on FaceBook. Scroll down for product details and ordering details, just click on the products you’d like.

If you order your  monthly Craft Kit by March 10th, it’ll come to your door with a second stamp set in it!

Personally, I can’t wait to see it!

(You can discontinue at any time…but you won’t want to, they’re so fun!)




February 18th, 2019

  I used Stampin’ Up!’s purpose statement stamp and Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper for my team Thank You for joining card. The Statement of the Heart stamp is only available to Demonstrators, but you could substitute a different sentiment if you want to make this card.


Purple, gingham, polka dot ribbon and a beautiful sentiment…doesn’t get much better than that!

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Gingham Gala DSP has 4 more beautiful colors too!  I made a some of these cards for my demo friends as well.

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The ribbon on these cards is a Free with purchase Sale-A-Bration  item…it sold out really fast…more should be available March 4th.

I hope you like my cards, thank you for visiting my Blog!

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This is a great time to try out Paper Pumpkin…in honor of Paper Pumpkins 6th Birthday, SU! is giving subscribers a GIFT…a second stamp set in their kit!



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