Hello my dear Stampin’ Friends! I’m home from Vacation in New Hampshire…refreshed….until I woke up this morning and had a good glimpse of the weeds and laundry and the overwhelm hit back hard…But no worries right?…progress is still progress even if it’s moving at a snails pace? I used the drive time to commit to working with my dayplanner again and try to figure out some “systems” as I’d kind of gotten away from my “lists” and I’m so thankful with y’alls patience with me. Feel free to drop any tips for day planners and systems that are working for you or what hasn’t worked for you in the comments below!
So here’s my card from Coffee Klatsch this morning. I had a couple of kits leftover from class so I thought I’d “re-heat” the leftovers. It’s using the So Very Merry stamp set that’s part of the Online Exclusives…that simply means you can view them online but can be ordered Online or in Person. I think I’ll use this card in one of my upcoming Xmas Card Stamp A Stacks, although I might change out my background folder to something more Christmas-y? What do you think – Quatrefoil or Christmas?
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In typical Wisconsin fashion, we had summer for a week and now the return to the 97th day of January. Aargh…I’m not sure I can deal with this manic-depressive weather…I see why people move to Hawaii, San Diego or Florida in spite of the BIG BUGS! eeeps. The monotony of 85 and sunny day in and day out is alluring. Ok, hurricanes not withstanding but still…I think I might like my chances! But, I’ll shut up now…we had maybe an Inch of snow yesterday and not the 20 inches of northern WI. Now that’s depressing.
So speaking of Big Bugs…I did the cutest Little Bug card today in Coffee Klatsch for my niece Caitlyn’s birthday. I used the Hello Ladybug along with a Sketch Challenge I’d found on Pinterest. Here’s the Sketch and the card. So stinkin’ cute! I thought about using the retiring Plentiful Plants stamp set since she’s a plant girl… but this ones done and ready for the mail.
I decided that I needed to add an embossed layer and a black bow and of course, some Matte Black Dots. This sketch is fun. Let’s see what you can do! I think it’s time for a Sketch Challenge! Text or email your submissions or post to my Facebook page here and one lucky participant will win a prize! Submit your designs by April 25th to participate. IF you missed the Coffee Klatsch today, you can find that here!
It’s been unseasonable warm here in southern Wisconsin and as such my flowers are growing by leaps and bounds. I think my allium grew 6″ today alone, but as it’s Wisconsin, there’s a chance of snow on Monday and a return to more reasonable seasonable temps next week. Hopefully it will slow the weeds down just a tad since I’m not quite ready to deal with those either….but let’s enjoy the temps while we can. I’ve been working in the studio today and since we don’t have bugs yet, I’ve left the door wide open. Spring makes me so happy…and speaking of happy…this stamp set does too. It’s called Petal Park and it’s part of a larger Regency Park suite shown on page 32 of the Jan-April 2023 catalog. Seriously, this suite is so stinkin’ cute.
This is the card that I did for Coffee Klatsch yesterday and it’s part of my Card Stash Door Dash Delivery Service for April. This is a kit that includes a good share of swag, 6 pre-cut card kits and a full color downloadable pdf of 12 cards using the swag product and featured stamp set or sets in this case. The CSDDDS doesn’t include a stamp set so you can either substitute it for another comparable set or we can make sure we get the sets/bundles order up for you. This is a great little stamp set, perfect for summer crafting…because who doesn’t love flowers!
and make sure you check out the “reheated” Coffee Klatsch here to get the full deets on the simple fun fold.
Im having technical difficulties with my iMovie today so I’m foregoing the Youtube video and just going plain old “vintage”,,,old school with just a quick blog post. Betty A commented the yesterday on my Coffee Klatsch Flowering Tulips that it was “vintagey” and that was exactly the words I’d have used. I paired the Flowering Tulips stamp set with gingham and Red and Yellow and it has the feel of our grandma’s kitchen tablecloth. Nostalgic would be another very apt word…brings back the fond memories of tea…with milk of course, Dutch Windmill cookies and a warm and cozy kitchen with a vintage table cloth. Those are good memories. So this is a slight adaptation from Tuesday’s Coffee Klatsch card. We will be using it in my Rewards Club Take Three Class on Thursday and Friday. If you missed Coffee Klatsch you can catch it here.
Remember Rewards Club/Class is open to all…class is free with a $25 order. Can’t make it to Club this week. I’ll have a few kits in Monday’s Coffee & Card Buffet on April 10th
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Is there anything better than a chocolate Easter bunny? How about a stinkin’ cute Easter Card with a chocolate bunny? I made a quick card from some leftover packets and switched it up to be an an adorable Easter Card. Do you like a natural basket or a Freesia Eastery basket?. Either are adorable but I will say the bunny is non negotiable…it has to be dark chocolate! Now that’s settled, let’s talk about Cadbury Eggs..those are amazing as well!
Added a little Easter Grass to my baskets and they are just so stinkin’ cute.
Now, don’t forget those Full Basket dies and coordinating Cheerful Basket stamp set will be retiring here at the end of April and beginning on April 4th, the Dies will be 30%. I’ve really enjoyed the basket dies as they work well with apples, pumpkins and CHOCOLATE EASTER BUNNIES!
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So yesterday, Ella and I visited my folks after Ellas Dr. appt. It was Mom’s bday on Sunday, so we decided to try the new Mexican restaurant in Sauk City, called Jose’s. Great little restaurant and it was delicious. Since my Dad is always so quick to grab the check, I told the waitress I wanted the check since it was Mom’s bday and I was treating…and apparently inadvertently I opened Pandoras box. I didn’t think too much of it when one of the waiters slung a guitar over his shoulder..I may have been short on caffeine at that point?…but once I saw the waitstaff gathering around and clapping I thought…oh boy..this could be FUN! Yup, Mom was serenaded and treated to Fried Ice Cream. I think she was as red as the chili peppers in the place and I’m sure she’s very thankful that I’m her daughter!
Sometimes we get an adorable stamp set that just makes you laugh! That’s what I feel about the Taco Fiesta set, it’s stinkin’ cute and just so happy I certainly hope it’s carried over into the new catalog because it’s just plain ol’ fun! My Taco card sold out in Card Buffet this month so I needed to come up with a new taco card, because everyone needs tacos, right? So the T-shirts of the waitstaff were Black, Poppy Parade and Parakeet Party with fun and punny sayings on the back. I used those colors in my card, along with the Alphabet Ala Mode dies to create this card.
I added a little sombrero to my card Ala Mom and spiced up my Sombrero with Wink Of Stella.
The cool part with that Alphabet Die set is that you can spell Hola however your like. With the exclamation points – you know, like ¡Hola! It would be easy to do and I think I’ll add it as an option for Card Buffet. It would make my Spanish teacher happy because it would be more of a complete sentence, right? I’m pulling on memories from 40 years ago..so I’m not really sure of the rules for Spanish grammar. You can watch the video below if you would like to see the step by step. Thanks again and happy stamping!
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Sarah Schueler – Stinkin’ Cute Cards