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Good-Bye Swirly Bird

Swirly Bird Stampin' Up!

Hello Friends,

There's nothing like a Stampin' Up! Retirement list to remind you just how fabulous a stamp set or dies are.  I remember when I first opened my Swirly Bird stamp set and my Swirly Scribbles dies.  It was 3 years ago.  I had my preorder shipped to my son's home in Wyoming, when I went out to visit for the birth of my sweet granddaughter, Grace.  Oh, how I loved that quirky set and now it's retiring as of June 3 or sooner if supplies run out before then. 

It was fun to ink up my Swirly Bird stamp set once again and play.  Plus, I had a happy inspiration!

Swirly Bird Stampin' Up!

Card Making Tips and Tricks

Today's ink colors are Soft Sea Foam, Melon Mambo and.....Seaside Spray, which a new In Color for 2019-2020.

I added texture to my background with my Ruffled Dynamic Impressions Embossing Folder (also retiring) and the Swirly Scribbles dies.  Hint:  The precision base plate makes a world of difference when cutting with these dies.

For softness, I stamped on vellum and tied a lovely double bow with the Petal Pink/Whisper White Variegated Ribbon.

And for sparkle, I dotted Basic Adhesive-backed sequins across my card.

For your convenience, I have a complete supply list for today's card at the bottom of this post.

Back Porch

Today's card was inspired by a little bird that has decided that my hanging petunia basket on my back porch is a cozy home for her new family.

Bird's Nest

I know you are as curious as I am.  Here's a quick picture of her nest and her soon to hatch eggs.  Any avid bird watchers want to tell me what kind of bird the mama is based on the eggs and nest location?


Have a fabulous day,



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Happy, Happy, Happy?

So Hoppy Together Stampin' Up!

Do you know what today is?

The birds are back and singing their happy songs.

The sun is shining.

Spring flowers are nodding their heads.

The temperatures are rising.

And my happy, happy, happy frog card says it all.

So Hoppy Together Stampin' Up!


Happy, Happy, Happy Frog Card Directions

Cut a 4-1/4" by 11"  Thick Whisper White Card Base.

Stamp 3 frogs with the So Hoppy Together stamp set (Sale-a-bration stamp set, it will be gone March 31, 2019).

Color frogs with Granny Apple Green Stampin' Blends and trim.  This is the frog on the unicycle, so you will need to trim off the unicycle.

Cut 3 Whisper White "happy" with the Well Said Dies and Big Shot.

Cut edges of 4" x 5-1/2" yellow Gingham Gala Designer Paper with the scalloped stitched die from the Be Mine Die set and Big Shot.

Adhere gingham paper to card base.  Then, apply Stampin' Dimensionals to back of frogs and adhere as shown.  Adhere 3 happy cutouts. 

Add Gingham Gala Adhesive-Backed sequins (Highland Heather) to your hearts content.  Hint: an odd number of sequins is best.

So Hoppy Together Stampin' Up!

Have you guessed what March 20, 2019 is?

Spring Flowers

It's the First Day of Spring!

Happy Spring!

That also means that we are approaching the end of March and the end of Sale-a-bration 2019.  It there are any FREE Sale-a-bration Gifts on your list, you will want to scoop them up before they are gone for good.



Have a fabulous day,



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Fable Friends

Fable Friends Stampin' Up!

Hello Friends,

Wow, coloring the images from the Fable Friends stamp set by Stampin' Up! brought me immense satisfaction!  I especially liked the ducks and the bunny, because they remind me of characters from Beatrix Potter children's books.  What's not to love about Jemima Puddle-duck, Peter Rabbit and Benjamin Bunny?   

Fable Friends Stampin' Up!

I used the 3 little ducks stamp along with a treat cup to make these adorable Baby Shower favors.  How would you fill them?  I rounded out my project with Gala Gingham Paper and a heart cut with the Be Mine dies.  My ducks were colored with Balmy Blue, Flirty Flamingo, Mango Melody, Poppy Parade, Mint Macaron and Smoky Slate Stampin' Blends.

Fable Friends Stampin' Up!

The Happy Spring card is pure sweetness.  This time I used the 3 ducks stamp along with the larger duck stamp.  The stitched scalloped edge is a die from the Be Mine Framelits dies  and I featured the larger duck with ovals made with the Layering Ovals Framelits Dies.  My parade of ducks were colored with Mango Melody, Smoky Slate, Flirty Flamingo, Balmy Blue, Pool Party, Mint Macaron and Highland Heather Stampin' Blends.

For inquiring mines, let me tell you a little about...

Jemima Puddle Duck

The tale of Jemima begins in a farmyard which is home to a duck called Jemima Puddle-duck. She wants to hatch her own eggs, but the farmer's wife believes ducks make poor sitters and routinely confiscates their eggs to allow the hens to incubate them. Jemima tries to hide her eggs, but they are always found and carried away. She sets off along the road in her poke bonnet and shawl to find a safe place away from the farm to lay her eggs.

At the top of a hill, she spies a distant wood, flies to it, and waddles about until she discovers an appropriate nesting place among the foxgloves. However, a charming gentleman with "black prick ears and sandy-colored whiskers" persuades her to nest in a shed at his home. Jemima is led to his "tumble-down shed" (which is curiously filled with feathers), and makes herself a nest with little ado.  Have you guessed who the charming gentleman might be?  Hint:  We have a builder punch and stamp set featuring this woodland animal.  This is where the story gets interesting.

Fable Friends Stampin' Up!

When I think rabbits and bunnies, I think carrots.  What do you think?  Doesn't the Calypso Coral gingham Sour Cream Container make fun carrots?  I fashioned my carrots with the Petite Treats Dies. 

Peter Rabbit & Benjamin Bunny

In The Tale of Peter Rabbit, Peter Rabbit wore a blue jacket, so I colored his jacket with my Balmy Blue Stampin' Blends.  After Peter Rabbit lost his jacket during a frightening encounter with Mr. McGregor, Peter Rabbit and his cousin, Benjamin Bunny, venture into Mr. McGregor's garden to retrieve Peter's clothes.

Fable Friends Stampin' Up!

Doesn't the little squirrel look handsome decked out in his sailor's outfit?  I simply colored him on a 3" x 3" card and lined the flap of my little envelope with gingham paper.

Project Supplies

As always supplies for today's projects and listed at the bottom of the post for your shopping convenience.  I didn't list all the Stampin' Blends, because I used so many.  You can find them all here.



BIG NEWS from Stampin' Up!

Starting February 15, 2019-The 2019 2nd Release Sale-a-Bration products will be available.  See the Brochure Here.  Sale-a-Bration is always an exciting time, because you can earn FREE Craft Room Supplies with $50 and $100 levels.  Shop/See Details 

Starting March 1, 2019-New products that coordinate with select Sale-A-Bration items will be available.  Take a peek here.

Have a fabulous day,


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