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Oh No! Life Without These Favorites?

Oh No! Life Without These Favorites? 

Life without some of my favorites of crafting supplies….

Yes, it’s that time of year when the retired list rolls out and I find myself rolling my eyes 1000x when I start to create and sadness overcomes my body knowing many of the greats are going away.


Don’t get me wrong, some retiring items I have no problem saying goodbye to.  Others take my breath away.

Today’s card has just about everything that made me GASP!  Truly, some of my favorite items.


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Hot Diggity Dog

I love animals! Dogs, cats, guinea pigs, fish… that’s pretty much the zoo I have in my house right now.

When there is any animal stamp set, I typically have it and especially a dog image.  Honestly, I’m a sucker when it comes to any dog image.

The Hot Diggity Dog stamp set has been a favorite not only for the dog images, but the greetings are so fun too.

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Can this dog be any sweeter? And the little flower on her head? Be still my heart!

Kraft & White Corrugated Paper

This past catalog season I’ve throughly enjoyed using our Kraft & White Corrugated Paper.  I love the texture that it gives to any project and excellent due to the two color choices- Kraft and White.

I added a simple strip of the Kraft Corrugated to break up the blues in the card.


Designer Buttons



Slowly over the last few years I’ve noticed a decrease in the use of buttons.  I’ve always loved them and how they look on cards. Stampin’ Up! has always had a fantastic selection of buttons and our designer buttons come in so many great colors that coordinate with our products.   WIN!

I used the Subtles Designers Buttons for this card and I love those teeny tiny buttons.  They are so so cute.

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Schoolhouse Designer Series Paper

There is an array of our Designer Series Papers that I have loved this year and one of my favorites has been the Schoolhouse Designer Paper.  

This is a pattern paper that can be used in so many other ways outside of the “school” theme.  This card is a perfect example of that.


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While many of our favorites will be retiring, I know so many more new things are coming.  They are great things.  This is why I love papercrafting.  The constant roll over of new products is what keeps me excited even when my favorites are leaving.

One thing to keep in mind with retiring products is the “while supplies last!”  This is for all of our retiring products.  Currently there are quite a few of the items that are no longer available.  Contact me to check availability.

You can see all products used for the card above in the clickable links below.  

Lastly, I wanted to share one last project I found from Stampin’ Up! using this stamp set and Designer Paper.  Truly, a match made in heaven.


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Color Combination and Products Used

Supply List

The retired list for this year has been RELEASED!!  Click HERE to view! 

Remember, all accessories are while supplies LAST.  Get your order in quickly if there is something you want.

Place an order in my Online Store and receive a FREE gift from me as well as a FREE class tutorial in the month of April.

I’m not foolin’ ya! Click HERE to shop!

Please be advised- If you hit the no contact button I have no way of sending your free gift or the tutorial.  

This makes me incredibly sad as I appreciate your business and have no way of thanking you. 

April Hostess Code, Stampin' Up!

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Dog, Cats or Nothing?

Dog, Cats or Nothing? 

What best describes you? Are you a dog lover? Cat lover? Or do you prefer nothing?

I have ALWAYS been an animal lover.  In fact, I don’t think there has ever been a time that I haven’t had an animal around.  Not that I can remember anyways.  Lately I have an obsession with dogs and find myself monitoring our local humane society for their needs.  Alexis and I chat about the new dogs that arrive to the facility and ultimately thats how we became the happy owners of Brin and Tanner.  Tanner is the newest member of our family.  He is a sweet 8 month old Fox Hound Mix.

If you follow me on social media you might have seen a few photos of sweet Tanner and the crazy first week he had in our home.  He was bit by a poisonous snake and a had an overnight visit at the emergency vet just a week after we adopted him.  We are thankful he was okay and he is doing fantastic at our home after a crazy start.  Poor thing doesn’t know what he got himself into coming into our home.  EEK!

Since I am a dog freak I had to have the dog stamp set, Hot Diggity Dog.  It’s adorable.  I’ve made a few card sets for my local vet so she can send them to her patients humans.  <smile>

Of course Russ said as much money as we’ve spent at the vet she should be making us cards. :/

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Is that dog face the cutest??  I just love these little doggies in this set. Simply adorable and especially great greetings.

Hot Diggity Dog Stamp Set, Stampin' Up!


A relatively simple card with a few fun ribbon embellishments and all the pieces stay together with just a few stitches from my sewing machine.

You can see this adorable set HERE.  If you are a cat lover make sure to check out the You Little Fur Ball stamp set HERE.

I’m now in Salt Lake City for the big convention.  Excited to spend time with friends and see the new fun products coming out in the Holiday Catalog.  I’m presenting on stage the next three days sharing about Project Life.  Scrapbooking has always been near and dear to my heart and Project Life is really the perfect type of scrapbooking for those with busy lives.  Wish me luck, I am starting to feel a few butterflies.


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Have a GREAT day!! XOXOXO

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