Today’s Tiles

Stampin Up Today's Tiles

The stamp set called Today’s Tiles is in the Stampin’ Up!® 2020/2021 Annual Catalog.  I have a confession to make.  This stamp set was not on my radar for my first order in this catalog but apparently I got my item numbers mixed up and it arrived with that first order.  Since it was not planned, I didn’t get the dies (called Field Tiles Dies) but they are now on my list.  Sometimes mistakes turn out to be a good thing because I really like this set now.

Today’s Tiles is a two step stamp set.  That means it takes two or more stamps to make an image.  Here is a big hint.  You need a Stamparatus (SAR) to match up this image.  I tried to do it using blocks but it was too hard to line up for these old eyes.  The SAR made is really easy to do.  After I stamped both of the images together I liked it so much I decided to go ahead and make up a bunch of them using different colors.  I am sure you will see some of them in the future.

Stampin Up Today's Tiles

As you can see I had a lot of fun making different color combinations.  I think the red and green one looks Christmasy to me and the Smoky Slate and Night Of Navy could definitely be for a masculine card.

I cut the sentiment out using the Stitched So Sweetly Dies.

Here is a picture of Madelyn at her “kindergarten” class.  Schools are not open in Nashville due to COVID 19 so some of their neighbors got together and hired a teacher to help them with online learning.  These shirts made me laugh.  2033 seems so far away!!  Madelyn is the silly one in the middle.

Here is a picture of Emy on her first day of school in Pre-3 with my son, Zachary.  Emy loves to dress up as a princess (as most little girls do).

As a reminder, Sunday was my birthday and I decided to celebrate my birthday with you all week by giving FREE Shipping to all my customers who place a $50 order or more with me using the Hostess Code RMHPRSAM.  If you place an order online, I will rebate you the shipping costs by PayPal or if you live locally, I can give you a check.  If you need help ordering, let me know and I can place the order for you.  Remember, you have to use the Hostess Code in order to receive free shipping.  If your order is $150 (excluding tax and shipping) or more, do not use the Hostess Code so that you will get the hostess benefits yourself.  If you do that I will still rebate you the shipping.  This offer ends on Saturday, August 29, 2020.

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Piece Of Cake

Today is a very special day.  I am actually celebrating the birthday of two people who are very special to me.  One is my first grandchild, Madelyn.  Madelyn is five years old today!!  Can you believe that??  I just don’t know how this happened.  It doesn’t seem possible to have her be that old.  It is true what they say.  Time does fly!

Doesn’t she look so grown up now?  Of course, I am her grandmother so I can be truthful here.  Not only is Madelyn beautiful, she is smart, sweet, and just all around amazing!  I am sad we can not spend her birthday together due to the world situation right now but hopefully we can go visit her very soon.

Today is also my friend, Karin’s birthday.  Karin is a friend and a downline.  Although I don’t have a photo of her, she is also beautiful, smart and sweet!  She is just a wee bit older than Madelyn but just as amazing.  The card I am showing you today is the card I sent to Karin.

The colors I used to make this card are Terracotta Tile, Petal Pink and Whisper White.  I first stamped the cake in Memento Black ink and colored it using Terracotta Tile and Petal Pink Stampin’  Write Markers.  I also stamped the cake stand in Memento Black ink on Terracotta Tile cardstock and then punched out both images using the Cake Builder Punch.  The Designer Series Paper I used is called Birthday Bonanza and is in the 2020 January- June Mini Catalog.

Happy birthday Madelyn and Karin.  I hope you both have the best day!

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Sweet Cups

I made these cute little cups for my stamp club and for Buffy to give her at OnStage.  Stampin’ Up!® sells these adorable little cups and tops, called Sweet Cups in the Occasions Catalog.  They come in white but you can stamp them or cover them with cardstock or Designer Series Paper.  I covered mine using the How Sweet It Is Designer Series Paper.  I cut out a circle for the top out of Melon Mambo cardstock using the Layering Circle Dies. I stamped the Bunny from Fable Friends and cut it out for my Club Members to put on top because out meeting was close to Easter.  I forgot to take a picture of them when I was done so you can’t see how cute they were.  I stamped Buffy’s sentiment using the stamp set called Eastern Beauty and punched it out using a new punch that will be in the Annual Catalog.  I love this sentiment and I truly feel this way about Buffy.  She is one of my favorite people.  Then, of course, I had to fill them with Easter Candy.  They are called Sweet Cups for a reason!

Unfortunately some of the products I used on these Sweet Cups are retiring.  The cups themselves will be gone at the end of May (or while supplies last), The How Sweet It Is DSP and the stamp set Eastern Beauty are also retiring.

I promised pictures of Madelyn since she turned four last week.  I can’t believe how grown up she is.  She is so funny because she is such a Tom Boy but she also loves to wear sparkly princess dresses and she also loves to play Super Hero.  In the second picture she is A Super Hero Paw Patrol Princess!   I think that about says it all!

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Florentine Filigree

I love the stamp set called Florentine Filigree and its matching background die called Florentine Thinlits Die.  Both of them are in the Stampin’ Up!® 2019 Occasions Catalog and if you purchase both of these items in a Bundle you can save 10%.  I must say, the one thing about this set is you need a Stamparatus to make it work.  You stamp one of the images and then lower the plate one more notch and stamp another.  You keep doing this four or five times until you run out of cardstock.  The set has five great sentiments in a beautiful font, along with some other images.  The colors I used for this card are Highland Heather, Lemon Lime Twist and Coastal Cabana.

Here is a video showing you how to do it.

I know I promised you pictures of my grands when I went to Nashville last week to visit them.  Honestly, I did not take a lot of them.  Nolan ended up being sick the whole times we were there so we were busy taking care of him so I didn’t really think about pictures.  I do have a couple though.

This is a picture Madelyn drew for us at school of her family.  I am on the right and next comes Bobbob.  Apparently Madelyn thinks Bobbob has a mohawk!  He looks kind of cute so maybe he ought to grow one.

Here is Nolan before he got sick.  The poor boy.  He was so pathetic.  The good part is he wanted me to hold him the entire time.  Gee, that was hard to do (not!).

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Tropical Chic

This is the third card we made at our monthly club meeting in December.  It uses products from the Tropical Escape Suite that is in the 2018/2019 Annual Stampin’ Up!® Catalog.    I love how Stampin’ Up! puts matching products together making it easier to buy things that match.

The stamp set called Tropical Chic and it has matching dies called Tropical Thinlits.  You can save 10% by purchasing them in a Bundle.  There is also Tropical Escape Designer Series Paper, ribbon, cardstock and embellishments in this Suite.  I do have to say that the 1/2″ Textured Weave Ribbon is beautiful (even though we didn’t use it on this card).

To make this card I first cut out the leaf square in Whisper White cardstock and backed it with a piece of Granny Apple Green cardstock.  Then I stamped the flower in Poppy Parade and cut that our using the matching die.  The Granny Apple Green Leaf is also a die.

I haven’t shown you pictures of my grandchildren lately so I am sharing here.

Madelyn had a Christmas concert at school.  All the children wore this shirt.  They did a great job singing.

Here is Emy in her Christmas outfit.  I think this is what she wore when they went to pick out their Christmas tree.

I think Nolan had a great time in the bubbles!

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Commercial Break

I am taking a break from my regularly scheduled posts to show you pictures of my grandchildren in their Halloween costumes.  I know it is a little late but , as they say, better late than never.

Emy Jade was Minnie Mouse (or, as she says, Mixy) on Halloween.  Look at those shoes!

A couple of days before Halloween she wore this to school.

Madelyn was Wonder Woman (she always wants to be a super hero) and Nolan was Clark Kent. I thought that was pretty clever!

Then you can add Waffles to the mix.  She went as Batgirl!

Here is Sam and Tara’s traditional “shove a kid in a pumpkin” photo.

Stitched All Around

Stitched All Around is a fun stamp set that is in the 2018/2019 Stampin’ Up!® Annual Catalog.  It has a set of matching dies called Stitched Labels Framelits (yes, you can save 10% by purchasing them in a Bundle).  The dies are beautiful.  There are six different labels that have cut outs and stitching around them.  My favorite is the one that cuts out the stamp that has “thank you” in it.  It also has a die that cuts out the background on my card.  I used it twice in each corner.

The colors I used for this card are Coastal Cabana, Gorgeous Grape, Grapefruit Grove and Mango Melody.

Now I have some pictures to show you from when Madelyn and Nolan (and their parents of course) came for a visit.  Madelyn is now three years old.  I don’t know how that happened but she is adorable, brave, extremely smart and a little sassy.  Before you roll your eyes, just remember that I am a grandmother so I can say these things!  Nolan is the sweetest little boy ever.  He is eleven moths old and smiles most of the time (we don’t count the middle of the night part).

Last year Madelyn would not go anywhere near Rob’s tractor.  This year she was helping him drive it.  What a difference a year makes!

Tomorrow I will show you some more pictures of our visit.

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Sitting Pretty

Sitting Pretty is a new stamp set that is in the 2018/2019 Annual Catalog.  It is a two step stamp set which means it take two or more stamps to make an image.  It is a fun set that has this dog, a squirrel, a bird, a plant and the table.  It also has some matching Framelits called Pretty Park.  This set of Framelits is fun because it not only cuts out the images in the stamp set, it also has a couple of extra pieces.  One is a park bench and the other embosses an image of cobblestones (to doesn’t cut).  If you buy both in a Bundle you can save 10%.

The sentiment is from the limited time only stamp set called Blended Seasons.  It is one of my favorite sentiments.  This stamp set and matching Framelits are only good during the month of August or until they run out.  The Framelits are awesome.  They have three large stitched labels that can be used in so many ways.  Order your set before they are gone for good!

The colors I used for this card are Gray Granite, Tranquil Tide, Lemon Lime Twist and Night Of Navy.

My son, Sam started his new job today.  I’ve mentioned this before that after years and years of training, he finally got a real job.  Since Sam had to work today, Tara, his wife took Madelyn out for her first pedicure and manicure (Madelyn is 3 years old).  I was talking to Tara on the phone when she said “Maddie you have to stop wiggling so the woman can do it”.  Haha.  Here is a picture:

Don’t you just love the butterfly chair?  I want to sit in that next time I go!  That woman must have so much patience.  I would think it would be hard to do a pedicure and manicure on a 3 year old!

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Varied Vases

Varied Vases is a fun new stamp set in the Stampin” Up! 2018/2019 Annual Catalog.  It was designed by a Demonstrator who reached one million dollars in sales.  Stampin’ Up! has been around for 30 years and there are a handful of Demos that have made this remarkable achievement.  When you reach a million dollars you not only get a big check, you also get to design your own stamp set.  How fun is that?  You can tell which sets are designed by the million dollar Demos by looking for a gold colored logo next to the set.

Varied Vases has a matching punch called Vases Builder Punch and you can save 10% by purchasing them in a Bundle.  The colors I used for this card are Blueberry Bushel, Lovely Lipstick and Gorgeous Grape.  The Designer Series Paper I used is from the 2018-2020 In Color 6″ x 6″ paper.  You can get this paper in all the color families.

I promised some more pictures of my trip to Nashville yesterday.  Here is a picture of Madelyn.

Madelyn is three now.  She has grown up so much!  I do have to say she is hard to take a picture of.  She will look at the camera and smile for about 2 seconds so if you are not quick then she goes back to what she was doing before.  You have to snap about 50 pictures at a time and hope you can get good one!  Madelyn is a little sweet, a lot of sassy and very bright!  I guess that goes along with being three!

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Madelyn Is Three!

I don’t have a card to show you today but I did want to show off a bit.  I don’t know where the time goes but last weekend we went to Madelyn’s third birthday party. She is the most amazing three year old out there.  As her grandmother, I am allowed to say these things!  She is beautiful and bright and make me laugh.  What more could you ask for!

Here she is with her Frozen princess outfit and pink cowboy boots.  They look perfect together, don’t you think?

Here she is singing to her brother, Nolan, Let It Go from the movie.

Nolan is six months old now.  Geeez!  He is the sweetest little boy and adores his big sister.  Actually, I think most of the time he stares at her and asks himself “what the heck is that whirlwind going by?”.  Mostly, Nolan does this:

He is the easiest and happiest baby!

I have one more thing to share.  I am going to see Emory Jade very soon so get ready for more pictures in the next week or two!  Poor Emy had her adenoids out and tubes put in her ears.  She had constant ear infections.  Hopefully this will help!

Thanks for letting me be a grandmother today!