Hip Hip Hooray….it’s Friday! I am feeling more like myself and I am hopeful that I have had my one and only cold this year! I am having so much fun with our week of  Blog Candy fun…and today will be another keeper day as one lucky winner will win this fabulous stamp set, Lemon Zest!

Before we get to that and we have some business to take care of – let’s call it the stand up and stretch …..so how about it – stand up and give yourself a good stretch but if your name is Maureen you need to jump up and down and squeal like Daisy Mae would and then shake it – shake it….cause’ you won the A Little Wild Stamp Set from yesterday!

I ADORE the part that she said “I thought she was so talented……but I learned that SU is fun and easy” – Is that the BEST or what! So true…so true – there are soooo many tricks up our sleeves that make people say…..you really made that!!! Please email me and woot-woot to you!

p.s. – READ the comment to make sure you are the correct Maureen….this happened to me before that someone saw their name and was sooooo excited…but it ended up to be a different person as she did not read the comment….too darn funny!




I adore reading your comments and if you have not had the opportunity to do so….please consider this a huge treat to do so. Grab that extra cup of coffee and read the amazing comments that people have left as to when they started stamping. I think that you will see the general theme…once they caught the bug…it was nurtured, cherished…and still bloomin’!

The part that warms my heart is the common thread of “doing this” with a family member or friend most of you were introduced in that way….and then it happened, you were hooked.

Just think of the relationships you have made because of “this”…just think of the smile you have made because of “this”…just think of the “confidence and pride” you have given yourself because of “this”….


Guess what…“THIS” does make a difference!


O.k. – let’s get to todays card and I am SUPER excited to read your comments for todays question! I do not know about you but when a new catalog comes out….I do the usual flip through….take it in…..flip though again….take it in some more! I feel that I am a pretty good critic of picking out what I think is going to be a “keeper” in my eyes.






I like to call these items my Blue Ribbons or just “keepers” and this bundle….it’s a keeper! In my eyes there were several factors that made this bundle become an easy “keeper” for me.

  • It’s a bundle…so right out of the gate it is a 10% savings and then I get an additional 25% off so here comes a woot-woot.
  • The “bundle” part is a punch! (love it when SU has a new punch….fast!)
  • The images are classics and the sentiments and fonts….another woot-woot! You can see a win-win all the way around!


I am sure that you have see a ca-zillion amazing projects made with this bundle but today I wanted to do something a bit different to add my own “twist” to the feel of the lemons!






What did I do to accomplish that???….“easy-peasy lemon squeezy”…after I stamped the images I crumbled them up and then opened then and smoothed them out to give our lemons some texture!

I have not done this in a while (actually I forgot about it) and when I was creating this I asked John what it needed….his answer – the lemons need some texture so PRESTO….I balled up a lemon and the rest is history!







Now how about that wee bit of Bakers Twine to add a POP….I have told you – BAKERS TWINE is the BEST…..such a quick and easy accent that is so affordable. I always like to do the “wrap” of the twine and adhere it to the back and then add the bow with a glue dot.

Once you get in a habit of using more that one strand of twine…you will never go back – it adds a bunch!

The envelope love…yep – another keeper…this is made from the Layered Leaves Embossing Folder. This one gives you such a “3D Dynamic Textured Impression” – definitely another “keeper” or “must have” in your craft stash! Thank you SU for continuing to come out with this amazing embossing folders!





Now for today’s question for you to comment on…

When you create and make a boo-boo…..do you let it roll…do you start over….do you repurpose it for another project…or do you just say – OOPS….it is Handmade – not Hallmark?


One lucky winner will win this stamp Set….

Lemon Zest….just leave a comment and GOOD LUCK!


Please leave me a comment and also let us know how you “make LEMONADE out of LEMONS” when you craft!…..and pop back tomorrow to see who won the stamp set!

There are 4 days and counting for you to take advantage of the Bonus Day offering…..for every $50.00 – you get a $5.00 coupon to spend in August….I feel like we are at Kohls as this is what they do and yep, I take advantage of it there as well! 😀




If your order of $75.00 or more….you will have a DOUPLE BONUS….a $5.00 off coupon from SU (you get $5.00 for each $50.00 increment) and then one from ME…..an opportunity to GO TO THE VAULT…..this is a private perk for you.

There are 100’s of stamp sets that have been retired and you can pick one free!!! Please use the hostess code of 4W9UWEG6 (current hostess codes are always on the right of my blog) Trust me, there are pricy stamp sets in there and if you want a bundle – no worries, I will gladly sell you the framelits that match your free stamp set at 50% off!

It is FILLED TO THE BRIM and all of the ones that were just discontinued (as of end of May) are in there…..I’ve been kinda worried about a couple of folks….they have been stuck in the vault for 2 days now….I hope you are not locked in! (your husband emailed me and he wants dinner!!!)

There is a bunch to take in as there are some amazing stamps, bundles and MORE…..



For our Weekend Post….we will be POPPING up with some DAISY’s...(and no, not my sweet swine Daisy Mae) but I have a East Coast/West Coast throw-down….stampin’ style going on…and YEP – more Blog Candy to end the week…my thanks for your amazing support to me!

Have a great day…..leave a comment and I will see you in the morning!



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