Good Sunday to you! We sure have had a FUN week with not only great cards but it has been Candy Land all week and today is no different! I have a tough one for you….as on the weekends the posts are centered around a “Saturday” version and then on Sunday you see the “stepped up version” and then you decide!

This really has been fun and I think that you are going to love todays post…the Blog Candy….the question…..and of course the WINNER from yesterday!

Whew…..I can say that we have a true to form “STAMPIN’ THROW-DOWN” this weekend as todays card was made from a team member from the West Coast (California)Karen Hallam! To refresh your memory….yesterdays card was an East Coast (Pennsylvania) …made by Rosanne Mulhern and I think we can all say – they are super!

Karen has a blog, Karen’s Stampin’ Habit and you can go and see all of the scoop about how she STEPPED IT UP today and I will say….this is really – really a tough one….I wish that you all had them in your hands because the pictures are good…but let me tell you – there’s noting like having them in your paws!






This bundle sure has been a hit! I think it is super easy to see the versatility of it with using bold colors, subtle ones….letting the simple “Daisy”  stand alone and be a statement….use multiple flowers to create depth (like Karen did today)….pairing it with DSP the list goes on but at the end of the day…..this bundle is a MUST HAVE as we all know it has been in and out of stock…but it is IN & READY FOR YOU!

Please POP Over to Karens blog, Karens Stampin’ Habit and see all of the scoop on todays card….she will have the measurements, the “ins and outs” in making this beauty and while you are there… a “smart stamper” and…..

  1. SURF around her blog and see the talent that Rosanne has….she is the queen of clean – her talent is amazing and she aways does such a fantastic job with giving the “inside of her cards” love…..
  2. SIGN UP for her blog to have inspirations in your mailbox!







The 2 elements off the bat that are different are…the vellum over the “Thank You” and then the addition of the Powder Pink Ribbon but pop to her blog to see the complete  “411-Directory Assistance” on this card!

Now we need to do our exercises….and I know that there are a bunch of you out there are hoping that you won the Daisy Bundle (and I do not blame you as it is a Summer Sizzler) so get up……hands in the air – wiggle those fingers –  stretch to the left and right and now look at your computer and it your name is Darlene K you need to DO IT….SHAKE EVERYTHING YOU’VE GOT because you WON! When you get all settled down, email me!

I LOVED what she said about the water-coloring…that each time…“it looks a bit different” and YEP soooooo true – that is the BEAUTY of it! I adored the comments and I am not only thrilled that you all enjoyed Rosanne’s talent (she’s good…right!!!!) but I loved reading about your styles and it looks like Watercoloring and Heat Embossing are areas that you like to explore more!



Now to BLOG CANDY for today! YIPPEE…..more candy!


To end this fun week I wanted to have today’s candy be a representation of what I am about… Clean and Simple!!! You hear me all the time saying that the basics are the name of the game so how about if I shower you with some basics that I know you will ALWAYS use!

It is a long list of the basics so hear you go….one person will be ONE HAPPY STAMPER! This will truly be a box of “Happy Mail”


  • A Medley of Adhesives:  a Fast Fuse…A Snail…a bottle of “Green Glue”…a roll of Mini Glue Dots…A roll of Tear & Tape…a pack of BOTH Mini and Regular Stampin’ Dimensionals & a pack of Foam Adhesive Strips ( all of my favorites adhesives)


  • A Medley of Bakers Twine: The Basic Colors that are a must have. White, Very Vanilla, Basic Black (in the solids) and then Dapper Denim, Flirty Flamingo, Old Olive and Basic Black.


  • Basic Pens of “must haves” – The Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker, a Journaling Pen, a mechanical pencil and a White Gel Pen


  • A stash of boo-boo fixers and cleaner – My “go-to” erasers (the sand one and magic rub) and Stamp Cleaning Chamois (the cloth that I love to clean my stamps!)


This whole week of spoiling you rotten is again, my thanks and appreciation for your support as without your support…the Thailand trip wouldn’t have been possible.

Thank you …thank you and please share my blog with your family and friends as I truly love what I do! Here’s the question for the day. (this will be good and I am excited to see your loves and passions)


1st – let me know how you LOVE this card today as Karen did a great job and then…share a quick thought…

FILL IN THE BLANK.….I love stamping because _____________________ 

(now… no one words here…let’s put that love & heart into the answer)



I am going to write down all of my answers for the week of questions that I have given you then next time I post and I think many of you already know what I am going to say!

Until then….Thank you…thank you for your time and making me feel soooo incredibly blessed to do this wonderful and simple thing we do….STAMP! Now go have a FABULOUS DAY!



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