WooHoo! My Blog is Back!


I took a brief time away from social media and blogging during April. Honestly time got away from me as I did not intend on being absent the entire month. Come May, I updated my monthly Host Code for my blog (see in right panel) and the next morning when I was going to add the new widget for the NEW 2021-2022 Annual Catalog, as it was going LIVE the same day, my site was DOWN and had been until the morning of June 17! I’ve spent since the morning of May 4 going back and forth almost DAILY between my web host and the service that provides my daily backups. I am my own Web Developer, so to speak, as I created my blog through WordPress.org, chose a theme and customized it, created my blog and chose a web host to go LIVE. I’m not a professional Web Developer nor am I extremely proficient with WordPress but I know enough to do what I do, if that makes sense! LOL!

Please be assured at NO TIME was my website infected with malware as it was an internal server issue that caused my problems. Hopefully this matter has been permanently resolved! BTW, my site is a SECURE site! Notice the LOCK in the URL when you visit my blog! Also I’ve been working on my blog to get some links updated, rearranged and added some links as well in the main navigational menu bar! Be sure to check ’em out while you are here today!

FYI: If you look at my blog on a mobile device, it will look the same as if you were on your computer. The interface is the same. That’s called being NON RESPONSIVE on mobile devices. I’ve really not worried about that issue but hopefully at some point in the very near future that will be resolved!

Regarding My Thank You Card


  • Card Base: Basic White Thick | 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ | Scored at 4-1/4″
  • Card stock: I used retired Designer Series Paper | Substitute any Designer Series Paper | 2″ x 5-1/2″
  • Card stock: Solid color to coordinate with DSP | 1/2″ x 5-1/2″
  • Card stock: Solid color to coordinate with DSP for Butterfly die cuts
  • Ink Pad: Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Stamp: Humming Along (Retired) | Numerous stamp sets to choose from in the new Annual Catalog or Jan-Jun Mini Catalog, which ends June 30
  • Dies: Butterfly Wings Dies | Coordinates with Butterfly Brilliance Stamp Set which you can BUNDLE!
  • Embellishments: Rhinestone Basic Jewels
  • Adhere panels to card base using Multipurpose Glue
  • Stamp sentiment image of your choice
  • Die cut butterflies and adhere using adhesive using Multipurpose Glue
  • Add embellishments last.

I may have used beautiful retired DSP for my cards but you can substitute other DSP in its place! A lot of DSP has coordinating prints on the backside that you can use for the bottom strip as I did in the one below . . . and yes, that DSP is retired as well. The strip on the bottom is the back side of the poppies DSP. I love how that turned out! You may be wondering why I’m not using something current for my DSP. These cards were special made for special people so therefore the prints were chosen with them in mind. *SMILE* With that being said, Stampin’ Up! has gorgeous Designer Series Paper that would work using this card layout!

Don’t you just LOVE the BUTTERFLIES on these cards!


Bundling a stamp set with a coordinating die set or punch will save you 10% on select bundles.



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I truly appreciate each and every order from my customers! For orders of $35 or more in products (before shipping/taxes), you’ll receive a handmade card as a THANK YOU GIFT that you can either keep or use to send on to someone who needs to receive Happy Mail to brighten their day! 

If you like what you’ve seen today, please leave me a comment. I would love to hear from you! If you have any questions, please contact me. Until next time, have a Beautiful & Blessed Day


The January–June 2021 Mini Catalog will be retiring soon, June 30! Do miss out on these retiring products! CLICK HERE to see ALL the RETIRING PRODUCTS!


Life is full of big adventures that are best experienced together! This month’s The Adventure Begins Paper Pumpkin Kit helps you celebrate those exciting new chapters in the most creative of ways with enough supplies to create twelve motivating cards plus coordinating envelopes, all featuring the exciting colors of nature. Share this kit with your family and friends about to embark on a new journey and make connections while you explore and discover new levels of your creativity! Click HERE for more information and/or to sign up!


I’m excited to share with you a new line of creative products called the Kits Collection by Stampin’ Up! These kits have taken the guess work out of creativity and done the hard parts so you get to do the fun stuff, CRAFT! Each kit is all-inclusive and includes the predesigned projects, preprinted pieces, and even the adhesives you need to complete the projects. Some kits the stamping is done for you! Kits are great for the beginning crafter but even avid crafters love these kits! This is NOT a subscription and has a low price point. These kits also make great gifts!

KITS COLLECTION ONLINE ONLY! There’s a wide variety of kits for all different occasions and new kits are being added regularly. You can shop the current selection HERE! Pick the kit that’s right for you. Kits are available only while supplies last! 


We’re celebrating what makes us unique through what brings us together: creativity! The United Through Creativity Digital Download features inclusive, multicultural, and multilingual craft elements that represent each of Stampin’ Up!’s markets. And, it’s free for all! Print your favorite pieces, color and create, then share to social media using #UnitedThroughCreativity! Click HERE for your FREE DOWNLOAD while available!

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