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Brown Sugar Vintage

Stampin' Up Postage Due Stamp Set with Brown Sugar Card Stock Holiday Mini Buy Three Get On Free

Hello Folks. . .  happy Wednesday to ya.  First things first right.  This is the last day for our Buy Three and Get on Free Designer paper.  Tommorow the Holiday Catalog goes live.  There is some very pretty designer paper in this years catty.  Be sure and check it out.  You should have received you catalogs by now.  Now for today's share

I have missed making my vintage cards, so today that's what I have to share with you.  Our new Brown Sugar cardstock is great for the vintage look.  I used the stamp set Postage Due (132064/126397) and used some of our pink embossing powder for a special effect.  Then I sponged with Brown Sugar for a worn look.  My Brown Sugar piece is cut at 5.25 x 4 and I used our Framed Tulips Embossing Folder (121809).  Again for continuity I sponged with Brown Sugar all around the edges.  For balance I used the postage stamps from the set and put them in the right corner and used our 7/8" Scallop Punch (129404), punched six of them and scrunched them up and made pretty matching flowers.  Just the right size don't you think.  For some special touches I added a string of pearls and some PIP Taffeta Ribbon which unfortunately has been retired.  I love the taffeta ribbon, it ties like butter.  Love it!!!  I decided to make this a sympathy card, so I got my Teeny Tiny Wishes out, punched with the Word Window Punch (119857) and attached it to my ribbon with a safety pin.  Viola'  You have a pretty vintage looking card for your stash.

If you have any questions please drop me a note, I appreciate all your comments as well.  That lets me know that you are really reading this.  LOL  Thanks for stopping by, I wish you all well and have a perfect stamping day.  To place your last minute orders please click on the link below.  Until next time Toodles.


Flower Shop – Cute As A Button

Stampin Up Buy Three Get On Free Flower Shop Sassy Salutations Holiday Catalg

Hello Folks and happy Saturday to you.  Hope you are having as gorgeous weather as we are here today.  I must get out side and do some yard work..  Today I have a really quick and simple ,besides just being as cute as a button, card for you.  Sometimes the simplest of cards can be the best, don't you think.

I'm using the new stamp set Flower Shop with the coordinating punch.  I just love the simplicity that Stampin' Up gives us when they match our tools.  As I've said many times you can't have enough good tools in your craft room.  I cut a piece of WW  at 5 3/8 x 4 1/8 and used the Fancy Fan EB Folder, inked my flowers and punched with our Pansy Punch.  Placed them on my card right above my greeting with dimensionals and viola' you have a very pretty card that you will be proud to send to anyone.  Here's my list of supplies:

  • Cardstock – Whisper White (100730)
  • Stamp Set – Flower Shop (130939/130942), Sassy Salutations (132070/126707)
  • Inks – Raspberry Ripple, Strawberry Slush, and Primrose Petals (In Colors)
  • Cool Tools – Big Shot (113439), Fancy Fan Embossing Folder (127751), Pansy Punch (130698)
  • Pretties – Basic Pearls (119247)

Thanks for stopping by and sharing your Saturday with me.  If I can be of any help please let me know.  To place your orders please click on the link below.  Remember the designer paper special – BUY THREE AND GET ON FREE -.  Offer good till July 31st.  Happy Stamping !!!!!!  Toodles


Make A Wish Birthday

Stampi Up Make A Wish Birthday Gingham Garden Designer Paper Holiday Catalog

Hello Folks. . .  I'm finally feeling a little better.  Last week I was feeling a little under the weather with some kind of sinus/virus and being a diabetic can take the sails right out of you.  It pays to take care of yourself, diabetes can rock your world.

For today folks I would like to share my take on this weeks MOJO Sketch.  I made a birthday card and used some more of my pretty designer paper.  I'm excited today, I should be receiving a package from Mr. Brown with some very pretty designer paper from our new Holiday Catalog.  This years papers are just beautiful and they deserve a second look if you did not notice them.  I also have a few new stamp sets arriving with my order.  I'm hoping this will spring a little inspiration my way.  Boy do I need it.  LOL

My supplies for this card are listed here.

  • Cardstock – Whisper White, Strawberry Slush, Island Indigo and Pear Pizzazz – Designer Paper Gingham Garden (129310)
  • Stamp Sets – Make a Wish (131928/129222) and Perfectly Penned (128703/122892)
  • Cool Tools – One of my favs the Scallop Trim Border (118402)  Elegant Butterfly Punch(127526), and the Fancy Fan Embossing Folder (127751)
  • Pretties – PIP 3/8" Taffeta

My butterfly is punched from a piece of Blue Foil that is non SU but if you have noticed in our Holiday Mini just in time for Christmas we do have some Gold and Silver foil paper.  Yippie !!!!!!

Thanks for stopping by and if I can be of any help please drop me a note.  I love being your demonstrator and look forward to hearing from you.  To place your order please click on the link below.  To check out all of SU's special please visit my website here.  Have a wonderful stamping day.  Toodles


MOJO sketch With Pretty Designer Papers

Stampin Up Birthday Card MOJO Sketch with Petite Pairs and Gingham Garden Designer Paper

Petite Pairs – 128706/122497
Gingham Garden Designer Paper – 129310

Hello Folks. . .  it's been awhile since I have chatted with you all  Things are starting to take shape around here again.  I finally have the pool up and ready, some mulch has been laid, dirlt spread for new grass and much more.  This weekend is the big one, work on the garage and roof beings on Saturday.  Yuppie !!!!!

I finally felt like doing a card this week.  I would like to share this weeks MOJO Sketch.  I tell you have the work is done when you have a great layout sketch to work with.  I am still looking forward to placing my first SU order from the new catty but I did use some of our new designer paper (Gingham Garden).  Very nice paper and color coordination, I know you will love it  But most of all I am looking forward to the new dp from the Holiday Catty.  I can't wait to show you, I think it is some of the best ever.

I also used our embossing folding called Designer Frames.  I think the oval is my fav.  My stamp set is Petite Pairs.  It fits beautifully in the center of my oval.  My flower is punched from a retired SU punch but I'm sure we have some framelits that will do a similar job for you.  My tiny flowers where punched from our Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack.  My inside is black just yet but I am planning on using our Sassy Salutation for my birthday greeting.  Love this font!!!!!!  

Just one more thing before I go.  Stampin' Ups annual Buy Three and Get One FREE Designer Paper promotion is in full swing.  Now is a great time to stock up on some of our more delicious papers and get some free stuff.

Thanks for stopping by, I look forward to chatting with you next time.  I'm hoping soon things will be back to normal from ater the tornado.  Those storms sure do make a mess.  LOL  Take care and have a wonderful stamping day.  If you would like to place an order please click on my link below and start shopping.  Toodles


Designer Series Paper Promotion – Buy Three and Get One Free

Stampin' Up Buy Three Get On Free Designer Series Paper Promotion

Hello Folks. . .  I've got a great offer to share with you.  Stampin' Up is offering it's FREE designer paper offer again this year.  Yes, you read right.  Check out the deets below.

Offer Dates: July 1-31, 2013

Offer Details: Buy three packs of select Designer Series Paper and get one for free!

The Fine Print:

  • These items don't qualify for the offer:
    • Designer Series Paper Stacks
    • Specialty Designer Series Paper
    • Designer Series Paper from the holiday catalog preorder
    • Designer Series Paper ordered through hostess benefits
  • Orders may be placed on any type of order ( workshop, customer, or online).
  • No limits. Order six? You'll get two for free. Nine? You'll get three for free.
  • Check out our Designer Series Papers in the annual catalog pages 151, 153, and 154.

To place your order please click on the link below or send me an email at handysandyanmurf@yahoo.com

Thanks for stopping by.  I love being your demonstrator and I hope you can take advantage of this terrific offer.  Have a wonderful stamping day.  Toodles



Stampin' Up Blooming With Kindness Birthday Color Blocking Technique

Hello Folks. . .  This week end was a big tournament weekend for softball.  We had a great time but unfortunately we were eliminated early.  Can you believe it we had jackets on Sunday morning and today is July 1st.

While I was away, Stampin' Up made an announced about our markers  As everyone knows Stampin Up refreshed our Color Families this year.  Now thru October 31st you can purchase the following Markers individually or you can purchase the whole color family  Now is the time to fill in the missing colors.  To place your orders place click on the link below. 

 130034  $28.95 Stampin' Write Marker New Color Kit
Bermuda Bay, Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, Island Indigo, Pear Pizzazz, Pool Party, Smoky Slate, Soft Sky, Wisteria Wonder
 131899  $3.50 Bermuda Bay Stampin' Write Marker
 131265  $3.50 Blushing Bride Stampin' Write Marker
 131902  $3.50 Calypso Coral Stampin' Write Marker
 131901  $3.50 Crushed Curry Stampin' Write Marker
 131905  $3.50 Island Indigo Stampin' Write Marker
 131266  $3.50 Pear Pizzazz Stampin' Write Marker
 131904  $3.50 Pool Party Stampin' Write Marker
 131898  $3.50 Smoky Slate Stampin' Write Marker
 131900  $3.50 Soft Sky Stampin' Write Marker
 131903  $3.50 Wisteria Wonder Stampin' Write Marker

SUO Blooming With Kindness New In Colors Birthday Holiday catalog

Now for today's share.  I have for you a cute birthday card featuring one of our new In Colors – Pistachio Pudding a very pretty mint green. My technique is one of my favs it's called Color Blocking.  I used three different size clear blocks, inked the edges with my ink pads and then stamped them on my Whisper White.   Listed below are the supplies I used.


  • Card stock – Pistachio Pudding #131294. Pink Pirouette #111351 and Whisper White #100730
  • Stamp Set – Blooming With Kindness #131961/126422
  • Cool Tools –  Embossing Folder Argyle #127750
  • Pretties – Pretty In Pink Ribbon (ret) and a couple of pearls  #119247

Thanks for stopping by,  This card is quick and simple.  I hope you enjoy making one for yourself.  If you have any questions please let me know, I'm just an email away.  Have a wonderful stamping day.  Toodles