Monday, May 22, 2017

Happy Mail Monday May 22

Since last week had such a glutton of birthday cards to share I saved the swap cards from then to share today. Here they are!
And here is this week's swap cards and a RAK from my friend. She sent it to me after I started whining about how now that I'm older people might start expecting me to act like an adult.
The birthday cards continue to trickle in, prolonging the celebration.
The Fine Print: Isn't it fun to keep the postal service in business?!

Sunday, May 21, 2017


What's the buzz, you ask? This is the buzz!

The Fine Print: Stuff by Stampin' Up.

Saturday, May 20, 2017


As promised here are the other two cards.  You can read yesterday's post if you are wondering what I'm babbling on about.

That's all folks.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Up, Up and Away

I don't know how or why it got to be Friday without my looking. What you'd do with Thursday? Naw, that's okay, you can keep it. I don't need it back.

The other day I mentioned to my friend that I hadn't tackled my pile of old kits lately but I was rather surprised that about one that was still in there. My surprise was I thought I had made all the cards from it. Now this particular company makes kits that come with so many extras that you can make many more cards than prescribed so my assumption was that was what was left in it.
She asked if she could have the leftovers or was my heart set on playing with them? My heart could care less so I pulled it out to give it to her. I did check through it first since I tend to hide things from myself in random places. I didn't want her to come back with, "Thanks for the leftover kit, the embossing folders, the pictures of your friend's wedding, and a random Copic marker."

I didn't find any of those in there but I did find were the pieces of four cards I hadn't finished out of the kit and an entire refill pack to make the prescribed cards all over again along with those leftovers I mentioned already.

So here are two of those 4 cards and the rest of the kit is off to my friend, who will think I never made anything out of it because of the refill pack in there. That's okay. It'll keep her busy and off the streets for a little bit.
The Fine Print: All parts by Club Scrap "Up, Up and Away" Don't panic, you'll see the other two cards tomorrow.  Just hang in there! 

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

May Happiness Follow

I had this some-assembly-required card from a friend that had all the papers and parts so basically all I had to do was stamp, cut, and assemble the card. I forgot to take a photo of that card but I went to make a card with the same papers and the same design but with different stamps (and different twine). Here's my version.
Doesn't that look like a peaceful scene? Here is the inside of the card.  I'm not even going to tell you how many attempts I had to make before I got that right. Luckily I was smart enough to not glue the front onto the card until the inside was done.
The Fine Print: Papers, dies and stamps by Stampin' Up, white twine from my stash, colorful baker's twine by Doodlebug. 

Monday, May 15, 2017

Happy Mail May 15

Since I had a birthday last week I have a ton of cards to share with you. I'll leave the swap cards out this time and share them next week. I'll start with a couple of cards that need explanations.

The butterflies are on a piece of flexible cording so when you pick  up the card the butterflies twist and flutter about. I totally have to hide this from the cats.
This next card is a four panel card. The middle panels have black and white line drawings on them and are removable so I can color them and reuse them.
This card has a pop up inside that has been cut out of gorgeous gold mirror card and line with sparkly gold tape. It's so fancy pants!
These are the rest of the birthday cards. Enjoy!

Friday, May 12, 2017

Sneak Peek

This is a sneak peek, that isn't so sneaky because it is right there in front of you, of some of the new stuff coming up in the new Stampin' Up catalog.  This card is a CASE from the new catalog.

The Fine Print: All the stuff by Stampin' Up except that doily. 

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

It's the Cupcake Man!

In honor of birthdays everywhere and anywhere.

The Fine Print: Products by Stampin' Up. 

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

It's My Birthday!

I'm Poppy and mom says I'm ten years old today.  Mom says she's older than that today too. It's a birfday kind of day now that we are elderly ladies.
The Fine Print: Stamp by Art Impressions. 

Monday, May 8, 2017

Happy Mail Day-May 8

The past week brought me this fun RAK that shows me my part of the world. Now I no longer have to ask where I am? (and where am I going? and why am I in this handbasket?!)
This next card was from my weekly swap that should have arrived last week but didn't because it didn't have the card above to guide it. The one after it is the one from this week's swap.

The next two cards are from swaps this week.

And here are some of the birthday cards I received to celebrate my upcoming aging. Oh yeah, did I forget to mention that this is a picture heavy post? The last two photos show the same card, one the outside and one that fancy dancy pop up inside.
The Fine Print: I hope I haven't thrown out my mailman's back!