Category Archives: Sympathy

That bird, again?

I can’t resist the bird from Petal Palette.  So, yes, we used it again for this easy sympathy card: I had that embossing folder standing by for a few months before it ever got run through the Big Shot.  It’s … Continue reading

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Purple Wildflowers

Last weekend was my second All-Occasions Stamp-a-Stack of the year.  I used the three-session event as a reason to showcase some retiring products.  I had a great time playing with some colors and stamps that have been pushed to the … Continue reading

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Beautiful layers

If there’s one thing that immediately jumped out at me from the Stampin’ Up! 2018-2019 Annual Catalog, it was the number of dies.  Many are returning sets — and please don’t forget that if dies were part of a bundle … Continue reading

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Don’t you think daisies are the friendliest flower?

Kathleen Kelly thought so, and it’s hard to argue with her opinion. That big, beautiful daisy in Daisy Delight really steals the scene, doesn’t it?  Add the stunning Designer Series Paper, and the smaller images in this set barely stand a … Continue reading

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A simple note of sympathy

A dear friend of the family passed away last week at the age of 98.  We’ve been prepared — braced — for several months, but it still hurts. Speaking just from a card-maker’s perspective, it’s good to be prepared to … Continue reading

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Blue bird sympathy

Lots of cutting and stamping this week in preparation for next weekend’s All-Occasions Stamp-a-Stack here.  (Not registered?  The Saturday morning session is full, but there are still spaces Friday afternoon and evening.  Details of the All-Occasions SAS are here.) In … Continue reading

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Leaf and flower

I love this card, CASEd from Vivienne Holden and created by Darlene Johnson, because of its simplicity and striking color combination.  It would make a beautiful sympathy or wedding/anniversary card.  Note that the Stylish Stripes embossing folder is retired and no longer … Continue reading

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Doilies and flourish

Yesterday I showed off the Thinlits flourish, and today you see the stamped version — as well as three of the other Thinlits.  Don’t you love these shapes?  I don’t want to sound silly, but when I saw these products … Continue reading

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Tumbling leaves

I thought it was important to include a sympathy card in the All Occasions Stamp-a-Stack class last month.  It’s good to have these on hand, because it’s so often difficult to make one when the need arises. So I pulled … Continue reading

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Botanical Blooms? Seriously?

When you look at Botanical Blooms, the stamp set on page 27 of the 2016 Occasions Catalog, do you see “tropical”?  When I first saw this in November (and had it in my hands soon after), that was pretty much my … Continue reading

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