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Another King of the Grill – Sneek Peak

Good Morning Everyone –  I have a sick puppy dog this morning.  She is 13 years old and has come down with an intestinal flu of some kind.  She is not cooperating which makes my job tougher.  Today I have another version of King of the Grill #120066.  King of the Grill Summer Mini Occasion MiniThe picture to me seems a little blaah but is real cute in real life.  My cardbase is Bashful Blue, matted with Old Olive which I used a texture plate on, then matted with a 2" strip of BB and used some of the Sweet Pea designer paper.  My image is stamped with Black Stazon on Kraft paper.  I stamped again and used my markers to color just sections around his face and lined it up with my craft image.  I used three of my black nail heads in the corner to add a little pizazzzzzzz.  Thanks for stopping in.  Wish me luck with Ladybug she is being very stubborn.  See ya tomorrow.  Toodles

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Sneek Peek Summer Mini – Bouquet Bunch

Hello Friends – Happy Monday —  I'm tryting to recover from the weekend.  It was so pretty here that I did a little yard work and then we celebrated my hubby's 64th birthday on Sunday.  While everybody else watched I played ball with the girls.  Had such a grand time and giggled alot.  Summer Mini Bouquet BunchToday I have another sneek peek from the Summer Mini called Bouquet Bunch #120039. I got the sketch idea from Paper Crafts Magazine and our own Stampin' Success.  When you join Sandy' Stampers you will receive as one of your perks a monthly magazine called the Stampin' Success full of ideas and business tips.  My card base is Rich Razzleberry #115316, matted with a piece of  Cottage Wall DP #115671.  I used my Big Shot #113439 and the Top Note Die #113463.  I can't say enough good things about the Big Shot, I use it every day.  I made my clouds with a Scallop Circle Punch #109043.  Used it like a masked and sponged very lightly with Bashful Blue.  I colored my image with markers and a blender pen.  Just be careful that the paper doesn't pill on you.  My sentifment is from Absolutely Fabulous (retired) .  I used some Designer Hardware a Very Vanilla Gromet # 114348.  I used my Mat Pack #105826 to attach it and theaded some RR Ribbon thru it.  Easy Peasy.  Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a wonderful day.  I'm a little stressed out right now I'm trying to get ready for a Craft Auction.  This is my first and I'm trying to cover all my bases.  The problem is I don't know what bases to cover.  If you have any tips out there they sure would be appreciated.  If I don't happen to post on some days.  Don't worry I'm working hard on this Auction.  By the way you're  invitied- it is on May 18th at 6:00pm. at the Elks Lodge on St. Peters/Howell Rd.  Would love to see you there for all the fun.  Toodles

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Elements of Style – Summer Mini

Good Morning All My Stamping Friends – Welcome to the Week end.  The stamp set I used today is going to be one of the great ones.  It's from the upcoming Summer Mini called Elements of Style #120045.  It just speaks to that vintage style of card making.  My cardbase is Rose Red #102544, matted with a piece of WW #100730 and matted a third time with Old Olive #100702Elements of Style Summer Mini Vintage My next layer is Rose Red and WW.  I stamped my image on watercolor paper #105019 with Black Stazon Ink #101406 and watercolored with an aqua painter #103954 with Pretty In Pink, Old Olive, and Rose Red reinkers.  (just put a drop of ink on the top of your lid).  I also added a dab of Summer Sun for my flower centers.  The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes #115370 in black ink on a 7/8" strip of WW.  The button is from Playground Designer Buttons #116313.  I used some of the lucious Whisper White Satin Ribbon #114616 and Viola' you have a pretty pretty card. 

The end of the month is drawing near and we will have to say goodbye to our Occasion Mini.  It has some great products in it, so be sure and browse thru once more to make sure you have everything you like.  Place your orders early becasue things will start hoppin' in the warehouse at the end of the month.   Check the Clearance Rack as well, there are new Digial Downloads (mostly from the Occasion Mini) that you don't want to miss and be sure to check your stash for those retiring colors, paper, inkers, matching designer papers.  OMG it frazzles the brain.  LOL

On Monday I will show you a better comparison of the the colors that will be coming in July at the release of the new catty.  I think you are really going to like them.  Thanks for stopping by this Saturday Morning.  Have a wonderful and safe week end.  See ya back on Monday.  Toodles

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King of the Grill – Summer Mini

Happy Friday To All My Stamping Friends – Today I have a sneek peek for you.  I've been holding him back for a few days and boy it's been hard to keep from sharing it.  It's like keeping secrets, I have a hard time doing that too.  It's more fun sharing.  Today's stamp set is from the upcoming Summer Mini and his name is King of the Grill #120266.  Click on picture to enlarge.  As you all know manly man cards are a little scarce around here.  Not because I don't like them, it's I don't have as many available stamps for them.  I'm sure you understand, but when I saw this one I just had to have it.  OMG too cute!!!!!!!  I love to color, but for those of you that don't have the time there are some shortcuts that I can show you at another time.  Now the card is Soft Suede, matted with WW and Sweet Pea DP.  Matted again with So Saffron, Soft Suede and WW.  My image was stamped with Black Stazon and colored with Prisma Color Pencils and Gamsol.  The sentiment is a 7/8" strip of WW and I used the Corner Ticket Punch and added some black nail heads for pizazzzzzzzzz.  TIP:  With dark cardstock I always like to add a piece of WW on the inside of my card and decorate it a little bit. for easy reading.


  • Cardbase is Soft Suede #115318, WW #100730, Sweet Pea DP #117161, So Saffron #105118.
  • Stamp Set – King of the Hill #120066 (Summer Mini)
  • Ink – Black Stazon and Primsa Color Pencils and Gamsol, Bashful Blue #105120
  • Accessories – Scallop Circle Punch #109043, Ticket Corner Punch #107214, Nail Heads (Non SU), Dimensionals #104430, Sponges

Now I know you're going to ask about the sky and clouds.  I punched  two Scallop Circles with my Scallop Circle Punch.  Overlaped them just a tad and them sponge around them.  Don't go wide you need to be gentle.  You can always add but you can't take away.  LOL 

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Flight of the Butterfly

Hello All My Stamping Friends – Happy Thursday.  OMG Stampin' Up sends us a monthly magazine with the lastest business news and new card ideas.  This month they sent us a sample of all five new colors that are going to be in the new Catalog in July.  The colors are just beautiful – Stampinup' Ups New ColorsDaffodil Delight, Cajun Craze, Early Expresso, Cherry Cobbler and Marina Mist.  You are going to love them!!!!!!!!!  Click here to enlarge.  I hope to take some time to play with the new colors.  We only got one sheet so I need to be sure  of what I want to do with them.  Now for today's card.  I have a nice crisp, clean one for you.  I have used Soft Suede #115318, matted with Whisper White #100730.  Then I cut up four different designer papers at 1 3/4" square # and matted them on top of my WW.  I used our Scallop Circle #2 Die #113469 with the Big Shot #113439 and cut my scallop.  Then used the Circle Scissors Plus #112530 to cut my 3" circle to matt with my Soft Suede Scallop.  Whew are you tired yet!!!!!!!  LOL  The stamp set I used is Flight of the Butterfly #111564.  For my sentiment I used a stamp from the Level 3 Hostess set Kind and Caring Thoughts.  I used some Bermuda Bay Polka Dot Ribbon, but you could use any of the designer paper colors to match.  Thanks for stopping by today.  I have so much to do I don't know where to start.  I'm sure you have been there and done that.  Take care.  Toodles

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For all you scrapbookers out there Stampin' Up has just released some new digital downloads for your Digital Studio.  Place your order on line and they will be downloaded directly to you.  Don't wait to long they won't be there forever.  Most of the downloads are items from the Occasions Mini that will be ending at the end of April.  Have fun.!!!!!!!!! 

Pretty Background With Circle Circus

Hello Stamping Friends – Welcome to Wednesday.  I believe they call this day Hump Day.  We're half way to the week end.  Yippie!!!!!!!!  Today I have a clean and simple card.  It's just one layer, can you believe that.  Those of you that have seen a lot of my work know I like detail.  It  must come from my tole painting days and quilting days.  Cricle Circus Stampin' Up Spring PromotionClean and simple cards are a challenge for me.  But as soon as I saw the stamp set  Circle Circus I knew that it would make beautiful background paper.  So today I would like to share a version of Circle Circus #115778.  You all know too that man cards are a challenge for me I'm just a little bit girly you might say.  I think this card fits the bill.  It's a very generic card and can be used for men and children alike.  I chose the sentiment Happy Brithday from Well Scripted #118601 because you all tend to make more birthday cards than others.  My color combo is honoring the In-Colors.  I used  Rich Razzleberry #115316, Dusty Durango #115321, Crushed Curry #115319 and Bermuda Bay #115317.  I made a random pattern of circles using both the larger and smaller stamps to give it some depth.  I used the 1 3/4" circle punch #112004 to punch my sentiment.  White was the perfect choice but didn't stand out against all the while background, so I punched the large oval punch #112082 in Rich Razzleberry and put it on dimensionals so it could pop just a little.  For some added flair I used two silver brads #104336.  Thanks for stopping by today and chatting with me.  I'm working on my scrapbook pages for this month's stamp club.  Time is ticking for me.  Have a wonderful day.  Toodles

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MOJO134 – Flight of the Butterfly

Hello My Stampin' Buddies – Good Morning To Ya.  Today I'm sharing this weeks MOJO134 sketch card.  I'm still using my packet of Sweet Pea Designer Paper #117161.  I'll be sad to see it retire in a couple of weeks.  I'm looking forward to another one just like it (I hope).  MOJO133 Flight of the Butterfly Herb Expressions Occasion MiniMy cardbase is Dusty Durango #115321, matted with a piece of Very Vanilla #101650.   The sketch calls for a smaller matt of Dusty Durango and a piece of Sweet Pea DP paper.  On top of that is a 1" piece of Taken With Teal #101584 (retiring).  I wrapped a piece of Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon #117291 around both Teal pieces.  My focal point is my sentiment from the stamp set Herb Expressions #113224 matted on Very Vanilla and Taken With Teal.  I used a little bling to jazz it up.  The butterfly fluttering on the top is stamp set Flight of the Butterfly #111564.  It is another Two Step Stampin' set.  I punched the butterfly out with the Butterfly Punch #116629.  Check your tools this is a fairly new punch and I sure would rather punch my image out than have to cut it.  Wouldn't you.  Easy Peasy that's what we like!!!!!!!!!

IT'S NOT TOO LATE!!!!!!!!!  You have a little over two weeks to have your workshop of $350 and recieve your Awash With Flowers Stamp Set FREE.  This set is as cute as can be for all your Spring and Summer stamping.  There is just one thing – now I know what your thinking- not a bad thing but I do suggest that a Stamp A Ma Jig #101049 will be mighty helpful especially if you like it perfect.  Just something to think about.  I can see the brain waves bouncing back and forth in your creative head.  I've been there done that.  Yes a Stamp A Ma Jig is a good thing.  LOL

Also be checking your supplies for all of those retiring inks, paper, chalks, markers that you love and will be retiring. Click here to view retiring colors.   I have not seen the new colors but the buzz out there is that they are gorgeous.  I can't wait to see them especially the Cherry Cobbler and the Early Expresso.  Just to put your minds at ease, Kraft is not going anywhere, it has a new name Crumb Cake.  Thanks for stopping by today and chatting with me.  I be back tomorrow with another card to inspire you.  I need to do a little yard work, the weeds are getting a little to comfy out there.  LOL  Toodles

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A Sweet Treat Thank You

Good Monday Morning To Ya All.  Did you have a nice weekend?  We had a super duper one.  Got a few sun rays and had to put on some Aleo Vera lotion.  LOL  My card layout today is the 411 weekend sketch.   Oh how I'm going to miss Barely Banana and Mellow Moss.  If you haven't heard SU is getting a new Color Renovation coming this July with the new catty.  For more deets click here.  Today my cardbase is Barely Banana #102701.  I matted it with Pretty in Pink #100459 and then matted again with a piece of Old Olive from the Sweet Pea Collection. Sweet Treat Special Occasion Mini April Special You still have time to order a Sweet Pea package #117161.  It is on backorder so you'll have to wait a bit for it but come the end of April it will be retired.  My second layer is PIP and WW.   I used the Scallop Trim Border Punch and added a little bling for sparkle.  This punch will return to the new catty come July.  The Stamp set is Sweet Heart #120415.  I've had it a little while and decided to give it a little love.  It's not just for Valentine's Day.   I used OO and PIP inks for my image and I also used the Full Heart Punch #113693.  For some pizazzzzzzzzz I used the Perfect Polka Dot embossing folder #117335 on my punched out heart.  Added some OO Ribbon.  For my sentiment I used the 1 3/8 and 1 1/4" circle punches #  104401/104403.  They are the work horses in you group of punches.  A must have kind of tool  Thanks for stopping by to chat and I hope to see you back here tomorrow.  Toodles

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Designer Paper With Awash With Flowers

Hello Friends – Happy Sunday.  We had our first softball tourny yesterday.  It was a full day.  I got a little sun out there.  Today I'm sharing another version of Awash With Flowers #120549.  This set is so versitle.  There are 18 stamps in this set.  Awash With Flowers April SpecialThis is one of the smaller flowers and I used it to make my background paper.  I love to make my own designer paper.  My cardbase is WW matted with a piece of PIP and matted again with Sweet Pea DP.  I also used another set Birthday Bliss #115442 inkned in Rose Red.  A little bling and some pretty WW ribbon and viola' you have yourself a very pretty card.  Easy Peasy!!!  Oh, I forgot I used the Scallop Trim Border Punch on a piece of RR paper.  If you happen to miss this punch in SAB, it will be in the new catty in July.

Awash with Flowers April SpecialYou can get this set for free during the month of April.  All you need to do is have a workshop of $350 and it's yours for FREE.  Call me!!!!   For all of my virtual friends you can have an email workshop.  Gather up some orders from friends and family that amounts to $350 and this set is yours FREE.  We can do it all with a couple simple emails.

The UPS man paid a visit on Friday.  I have some new rubber.  Stay tuned for some sneek peeks of the Summer Mini which begins May 1st.  Thanks for stopping by this Sunday morning, have a great day and I'll see you back here tomorrow.  Toodles

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A Touch of Spring – Cheep Talk

Good Moring Peeps – Happy Friday.  As many of you know, I'm always trying to build my customer base.  I have this wonderful opportunity to participate in an Auction come this May.  It will be on May 18 here in the St. Charles area.  A great night for a girls night out.  There will be at least 5 different vendors all having some kind of specials just for you.  I hope you can set aside this evening and join us.  It's gonna be a lot of fun, Auctions always are wild.  So please have patience with me if I miss posting occasionally.  Cheep Talk Family Phrases Occaion MiniNow on to todays card.  My cardstock is Real Red, matted with a piece of So Saffron Designer paper.  The next layer is Real Red and a piece of designer paper from the SAB pack.  I rounded the corners with the Small Corner Rounder.  Next layer is again Real Red matted with Whisper White.  The stamp set is Cheep Talk.  For embellishments I added some random buttons with embroidery thread and the sentiment is from Family Phrases.  A go to set that I use all the time.  I fancied up the inside with some Real Red Polka Dot Ribbon and the flower stamp that's in the set.  I hope it puts a smile on your face today. 

Just a reminder, it's early yet, but there are only about 3 weeks left for the Occasion Mini.  It is full of great stuff.  Have you been thru it lately to make sure you have everything on your wish list.  Click on my sidebar for a quick look at everything in the mini.   The Summer Mini will begin on May 1st.  I have ordered minis and they should be on there way shortly.  Be checkin' that mailbox.  If you need a Summer Mini and are planning to order thru me, contact me at handysandyanmurf@Yahoo.com with your name and address and I'll send one to you. 

The I WANT IT All PROMOTION is still in full swing.  The Demonstrator Hostess Kit plus My Digitial Studio can still be purchased at the speical price of $185.   If you join this month as my special welcome I will give you an additional $30 to purchase a stamp set of your choice.  Click Here and check out all of the available promotions.  Sandy's Stampers would love to help you take your stamping creativity to the next level.  Hobby Demos welcome.  P.S. password is sandy murphy


  • Card stock – Real Red #102482, Whisper White #100730, So Saffron DP #112152, Little Hearts are from the SAB (retired)
  • Stamp Set – Cheep Talk #113204, Family Phrases #114960
  • Inks – Old Olive #102277. Real Red #103133
  • Embellishmens – 3/16" Small Corner Rounder #109047, Random Buttons, Bling,  Dimensionals

Thanks for stopping by today and chatting.  I hope you enjoyed the card and maybe do one yourself.  Happy Stamping  Toodles

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