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February 2021

Stampers Dozen Blog Hop...Fun Fold

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Welcome to the Stampers Dozen Blog Hop!  This month we are  hopping with excitement to share with you some fun fold cards.  The problem with our theme is trying to decide what fold to use, there are so many fun ones!


Snailed It!  This cute little snail was fussy cut from the Snail Mail DSP.  I kind of botched up cutting around his eyes so googly eyes to the rescue.   The googly  eyes  definitely added some personality.  The Blushing Bride speech bubble was cut using the Snail dies and the Real Red heart was cut using the Many Hearts dies.  


Inside you will see this is a tunnel card.  Lots of fun cutouts from the Snail Mail DSP.   The fun sentiment is from the Many Messages stamp set.  Many Messages is 1 big stamp.  There are 19 sentiments on it, 3 stars, and a heart for a total of 23 images and there is a coordinating Messages die that cuts out all of the images at one time!   Of course it is available as a bundle so you can save 10%.  


Here is the back of the card, where you can write a message.  The sentiment here is also from the Many Messages bundle.  This card stands up on its own but also folds flat and fits in an A-2 envelope.  Love a fun fold that can be easily mailed

Now it is time to see what Joanne has created for you!



Stamper's Dozen February 2021 Blog Hop

    1. Judy Garza – Creativity Released
    2. Sharon Hashimoto Burkert – As the Ink Dries
    3. Joanne Cantrell – Keep It Simple, Stampers
    4. Rachel Yurkanin – Rachel’s Stamping Place
    5. Debbie Naylor – Unfrogettable Stamping!
    6. Bonnie O'Neill – Bonnie Stamped
    7. Kelly Acheson – A Stamp Above
    8. Donna Burk Schneidtmiller – Donna Stamps
    9. Patty Chenail – Stamp-Patty’s - Stamping in My Flops

Thank you for stopping by and enjoy the hop!


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Stamping Inkspiration Blog Hop...Love is in the Air

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Welcome to the Stamping Inkspirations Blog Hop!  This month our theme is Love is in the Air.  There are a lot of stops on the hop...37!  Wow, that is a lot of inkspiration.  So let's get started.



You know i love a  striped background and if you didn't, you do now. To create the stripes I started with Basic Black CS and added the 1" white strips on top of it in 1/4" intervals.  All the hearts were cut using the Many Hearts Dies.  I love the layering of the hearts.  The sparkly white floral overlay is my fave and is so pretty.    I used a retired SU! Glimmer Paper to add a little sparkle to the card.   The Poppy Parade centers are the Opal Rounds colored using the Dark Poppy Parade Stampin' Blends.  The white with the narrow black stripes remind of a t-shirt I used to have.  I would love to have a T-shirt with this heart over the pocket.  Wouldn't that be cute?  


The sentiment is from the Lots of Hearts set.  The sentiments in this set are very versatile and can be used all year.  Inside i added another Poppy Parade strip cut using the  XOXO die from the Many Hearts dies.   I backed it with a strip of black CS.  

Now it is time for you to see what the talented Danielle Kassing has created for you!


Here is a list of all the stops on the hop!


Angie McKenzie  ●  Alejandra Gomez  ●  Vicki Milyard

  Tricia Butts  ●  Rochelle Laird-Smith  ●  Annette Ball

Jo Blackman  ●  Leonie Stuart  ●  Jan Musselman

Terry Hamilton  ●  Lisa Mackey  ●  Deb Macdowell

Sue Allen  ●  Gez Carpenter  ●  Rebecca-Jo Unwin

Linda Moore  ●  Satomi Wellard  ●  Aurélie Fabre

Melissa Faust  ●  JoAnn Pollock  ●  Narelle Fasulo

Mo Rootes  ●  Karen Henderson  ●  Susan Webster

Susan Simpson  ●  Anne Marie Hile  ●  Ann Krucek

Shel Anderson  ●  Kimberley Morris  ●  Sharon Hashimoto Burkert

Danielle Kassing  ●  Chris Smith  ●  Mikaela Titheridge

Elaine de Montmorency  ●  Jill Chapman  ●  Teri West  ●  Libby Fens

Thank you for stopping by and enjoy the hop!



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Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper
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Many Hearts Dies

Time for the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge.  This week we have a color challenge and I love this color combination. Flirty Flamingo, Real Red, and Bermuda Bay.   


The Many Hearts die set has a x❤️x❤️ die that  I have been wanting to use. I thought this color challenge would be a great time to showcase it.   I cut a 2-1/4" x 2-1/4" square of Black cardstock and ran the die 4 times through the Stampin' Cut and Emboss machine.  I cut strips of Flirty Flamingo, Real Red, and Bermuda Bay CS to layer behind each row of cut outs.  Then the square was layered on to a Flirty Flamingo scalloped square.  To make the stripes I cut Basic White CS 4" x 5-1/4" and added 1" black strips spacing them 1/4".   I added a few hearts cut from the long outline heart die (Many Hearts die) and red rhinestones.  The black & white twine is from the Playful Pets Trim Combo pack.  


Inside I added a few more hearts cut using the Many Hearts die.  I am not sure what sentiment I will add to the card.  I think any of the sentiments in the coordinating Lots of Heart set would work.  

Be sure to check out what the rest of the Create with Connie & Mary Design Team made using this happy and fun color combination.  

Thank you for stopping by!


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New at SU...Berry Blessings


Welcome to the New at SU! blog hop.   This month we are focusing on Sale-A-Bration products.  Can you guess what I am using?  Now that I have started using the Berry Blessing stamp set and the Berry Delightful DSP, I cannot stop or more accurately I don't want to stop.


This time I am using the other berry image in the Berry Blessings set.  This one can be used to make lots of different kinds of  berries.  The berries were stamped using Poppy Parade ink full strength for the outline and stamped off once to fill in the berry.  I did the same thing for the leaves using Shaded Spruce ink.  Yes, I fussy cut the leaves, berries, and the  little leaf cap on the berry.  I did not fussy cut the stem of the berries.  I tried it but wasn't loving it so I instead stamped them.  I think it works.  Check out the cutest little ladybug just hanging out on the berry leaves.


The front of the card slips under the little berry and acts as a latch to keep the front closed.  Kind of a fun little detail.  The sentiment inside is from the Sweet Strawberry set.  Love how these 2 sets and the Berry Delightful DSP coordinate. 

Now it is time for you to check out what Joyce Whitman  has made for you! 



Thanks for stopping by!


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Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop...You've Got Mail

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Welcome to the Around the World on Wednesday blog hop!  This is an international blog hop with 19 stops.  The theme for this month is You've Got Mail with a focus on It's All About the Inside.  Hmmm, this theme can be interpreted in so many ways.  

The first thing that came to mind is the Snail Mail Suite.  The Snailed It bundle and Snail Mail DSP are full of images perfect for this theme.  


Isn't the Snail Mail DSP so cute?  Love the designs in this pack of paper.  The snail was cut from the Snail Mail DSP.  The Snail Dies cuts out some of the images from the DSP but this large snail is not one of them.  Luckily this snail is easy to cut out, the hardest part is around the eyes and the addition of some googly eyes helps cover up those imperfections.  I added a Real Red Resin Heart to one of the envelopes .  The Blushing Bride twine from the Snail Mail Twine Combo pack was tied around the belly band.  I am so happy to have twine back!  The hello from the Snailed It set was stamped in Bermuda Bay ink.  On this card I used all the products in the Snail Mail Suite Collection, so happy I decided to buy the whole suite of products.  


I wonder what is inside?  The belly band helps keep the surprise under wraps.  


A cute little snail pops up along with a floating heart.  This snail was cut out from the Snail Mail DSP using the Snail Dies.  The little speech bubble was stamped and also cut out using the dies.  The heart was cut using the dies and covered with Shimmery Crystal Effects.  


This is a simple pop up mechanism.  

  • Bermuda Bay strip 3/4" x 3-1/4"
  • score at 3/4" , 1-1/2",2-1/4", 3"
  • fold along the score lines
  • form into a square and use the 1/4" tab to secure the squaretogether.
  • attach 1 side of the square to the inside front panel and 1 side to the Basic White cs


Now it is time for you to see what the talented Teri West has made for you.

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Here is a list of all the stops on the Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop

Jan Clothier - NZ

Rochelle Laird-Smith - AU

Cheryll Miller - AU

Danielle Kassing - NL

Satomi Wellard

Aurélie Fabre - FR

Mikaela Titheridge - UK

Annette Ball - CA

Angie McKenzie - US

Wendy Lee - US

Shel Anderson - CA

Chris Smith - US

Anne Marie Hile - US

Brenda Nelson - CA

Tricia Butts - US

Elaine de Montmorency - CA

Sharon Hashimoto Burkert - US

Teri West - US

Cheryl Hamilton - US



Thank you for stopping by and I hop you enjoy the hop!



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ICS Blog Hop...Berry Blessings

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Welcome to the Inspire, Create, Share Blog Hop!  This month we are sharing our Favorite Sale-A-Bration products.  I am looking forward to seeing what everybody's favorite product is.  There are 18 stops on the hop, so hop along with us for lots of Sale-A-Bration inspiration!

My favorite Sale-A-Bration product changes from week to week.  There are so many great choices and not to be an alarmist but there are less than  3 weeks left for you to get your favorite Sale-A-Bration choices.   This year there will be 2 different Sale-A-Bration periods, Jan-Feb and then July-August.  One extra Sale-A-Bration period but each period is shorter in duration.  So don't delay!  


This week I am all about the Berry Blessings stamp set and the Berry Delightful DSP.  Up until this week  I was reluctant to use the Berry Delightful DSP since I am unable to get more of this paper but it is too pretty to not use.   Don't you love the color combination of Pacific Point, Granny Apple Green and White?  It really is so clean and crisp.  

I stamped the blueberries on a Basic White Stitched Shapes circle and added the sentiment from the Sweet Strawberry stamp set.  I added some Shimmery Crystal Effects to the berries for a little bit of sparkle and shine.  


The belly band has another pattern from the Berry Delightful DSP.  The white ribbon is from the Flowers for Every Season Ribbon Combo pack.  This is one of my favorite ribbons.  It is easy to tie and holds it shape.  


Inside there is a gift card holder and a place to add a message.  The fold out panel measures 4-1/4" x  7-1/2" scored at 2", and 4-1/2".  This is a fun way to show off 3 different designs of the DSP.  

Now it is time for you to check out what Deb Naylor's favorite Sale-A-Bration choice is. 

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Thank you for stopping by!  



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January in Review

Haven't done one of these months in review in quite a while.  I am going to look back over the posts in January and revisit some of my favorite projects. 


I had fun combining the Darling Donkey stamp set and the Flower & Field DSP.  Both of these are Sale-A-Bration choices.   You can see the post HERE.


This card was for the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge #CCMC645.  Mixed the In Bloom stamp set coordinating Pierced Blooms dies and the Paper Blooms DSP (Sale-A-Bration choice).  Love the piercing on these dies.  You can cut out some of the flowers from the Paper Blooms DSP using the Pierced Blooms dies.  Go HERE to see the original post.


Another card made using the In Bloom bundle.  This one was made for the Festive Friday Challenge #FF0075.  I love stripes and florals and this one really shows off the pierced details of the Pierced Blooms dies.  You can read the post HERE.


The Lots of Heart bundle is so pretty.  I like it because I can use it for more than just valentines.  You can see the original post here.


This one was for the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge #CCMC646.  This was a color challenge to use Flirty Flamingo, Merry Merlot and Old Olive.  A great color combination for a bright and happy card featuring the Pretty Perennials bundle.   Go Here for all the details.


Made this card for the Creativity Abounds blog hop.  Love this Kangaroo & Co bundle, so much fun with a secret message pockets Check out the blog post here,


Made this card combining the Art Gallery bundle, Oh So Ombre DSP (Sale-A-Bration), and the Peony Garden DSP.  Love the soft Rococo Rose ombre combined with Basic Gray and Black.  Check out the blog post HERE.


Loved combining the Oh So Ombre DSP and the Wild Roses background stamp.  Quick and easy cards with lots of impact.  Check it out HERE.

This was a lot harder to do than I thought!  If you want to see what I posted in January you can also go to the Archives (the top of the blog above the banner) and choose  a month to review.

Thanks for stopping by!


Simple Sunday...Berry Blessings

Confession time...I have had the Berry Blessings stamp set and the Berry Delightful DSP (Sale-A-Bration ) choice for a few weeks.  When I first got it I quickly started stamping with the Berry Blessings set.  What a great set that coordinates so beautifully with the Sweet Strawberry set.  I however did not want to cut into the Berry Delightful DSP.  Yes, the hoarding tendencies still run strong.  Now that there is only 3 weeks left of Sale-A-Bration I know I need to use and enjoy it. 


A quick and easy card for my first cut into the Berry Delightful DSP.  Love the blueberry stamp!  I can see  cute tags made with this stamp for blueberry baked treats like muffins.  Yum!  

I added a little Wink of Stella on the blueberries to give them a little shine.  The rhinestones were colored Granny Apple Green using the coordinating Granny Apple Green Dark Stampin' Blends.  The white twine is from the Snail Mail Twine Combo pack.


The sentiment on the inside is from the Sweet Strawberry set.  The same font is used in both sets which makes the coordination effortless.  The Berry Delightful DSP also has strawberries on it making it an even sweeter coordination with the Sweet Strawberry stamp set.

Stay tuned for more samples using the Berry Blessing Stamp set and the Berry Delightful DSP Sale-A-Bration bundle.  You have just a few more weeks to choose this bundle for free during Sale-A-Bration.


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Corner Bouquet & the Fine Art Floral DSP

Ready for the Festive Friday Challenge #FF0077?  The Festive Friday Challenge picks a festivity and uses that festivity to create an Inspo List.  International Polar Bear Day is  on February 27 and it is the inspiration behind the Inspo List.  Your project doesn't have to feature a polar bear (but it can) but it does have to have 3 elements from the Inspo list.


I chose to use blue, vellum, acetate, and heat embossing for my project. 


Th card base is Vellum Cardstock and heat embossed using the Corner Bouquet stamp set and white embossing powder.  I do not use vellum as much as I used to and it was great to be reminded how pretty white embossing looks on vellum.  On the front I layered a design from the Golden Garden Specialty Acetate over a coordinating piece of Fine Art Floral DSP.   I used small dots of Multipurpose Liquid Glue behind the gold foil designs on the acetate to attach it to the paper.  I did this to try and hide the adhesive.  The acetate and DSP are layered on a piece of Pool Party CS.  The Pool Party Sheer Ribbon is so pretty and also helps to secure the acetate to the DSP.


Since the card base is vellum I had to line the inside front of the card to hide the adhesive from the front of the card from showing.   I also added a panel to the inside of the card so I could write a message.  I also lined the back of the card to hide the adhesive.  This makes the card quite substantial even though it is vellum, so it is not as delicate as it appears.

Be sure to check out what the rest of the design team created for the challenge #FF0077

Ann Schach

Beth McCullough

Sharon Hashimoto Burkert that's me!

Melanie Hungerford

Helen Jennings

Stephanie Lanzalotto

Melva Peters

Judy Rozema

Looking forward to seeing what you create in the Festive Friday gallery.

Thank you for stopping by,



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Snailed It and the Flower & Field DSP

It is Thursday and time for the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge #CCMC649.  This week we have a sketch challenge.


I have been obsessing a bit over the Snailed It bundle.  I think this is one of the cutest suite of products and one that I said yes to the whole collection.  What that means is that I hit the easy button and got everything in the suite.   This was a good thing since it allowed me to choose a free Sale-A-Bration product, like the Flower & Field DSP.


The snails and mushrooms were cut from the Snail Mail DSP.  The 2 snails were cut using the Snail Dies and the mushrooms were fussy cut (not really very fussy).  Don't look too closely since I may have done some creative placement of the mushrooms to hide some imperfections.  The little speech bubble was stamped in Just Jade ink and then cut out using the dies.  


I used the Rectangular Postage Stamp punch to cut out the Basic Black layer and a Stitched Rectangle die for the Basic White layer.  The DSP is  the Flower & Field Sale-A-Bration pack.  A great pack of paper which plays so well together!

Thank you for stopping by,


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