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You're Amazing

"Manly" amazing!! I needed a SPECIAL hurray-for-you-message. This YOU'RE AMAZING stamp set of six images fit the bill!!

I heat embossed the sentiment in GOLD for an extra punch! The background is the WOODGRAIN Embossing folder. After embossing the Crumb Cake cardstock with the Big Shot Die Cutting Machine, I dragged my Early Espresso ink pad across the cardstock to highlight the texture. VERY guyish!! That's a new word. Thanks for stopping by!  

Supplies List:

  • Stamps: You're Amazing #126720 Wood or #126722 Clear
  • Cardstock: Crumb Cake #120953, Soft Suede #115318, Early Espresso #119686
  • Ink: Versamark #102283, Cherry Cobbler #126966, Early Espresso #126974
  • Accessories: Big Shot Die Cutting Machine #113439, Woodgrain Embossing Folder #127821, Apothecary Accents Framelits #127003, Ticket Duo Builder Punch #126883, 3/16" Metallic Brads #119741, Dimensionals #104430

Braden River Paddle

I left my craft desk and headed out with our friends in the Punta Gorda Boat Club for a paddle on the Braden River, launching from the Linger Lodge Campgrounds in Bradenton, FL (WEST coast) The weather was a pleasant 72 degrees!

The little sandy spot on the left bank is a PERFECT Alligator sunning location. I personally do not like to see an alligator while I'm in my tiny, little vinyl kayak! However, they are wild animal and disappear quickly when they see humans.

We saw LOTS of turtles, some bigger than dinner plates. I also saw a huge flock of Robins feasting on berries, getting fueled to fly north.


Into the UNIQUE "Linger Lodge" for lunch. Founded 1945. This sign is made of SNAKES! This is "old Florida," a term that means off the beaten path and well-woren!

You HAD to have a sense of humor when you read this menu..."where the food bites back!" Click on the picture to view a largre version that you can read easily.

I felt like I was being "watched" while I ate! Taxidermy everywhere!

Boring Boar and Bambi's Butt!100_3252
This guy didn't leave a "tip!"

 If you'd like to know more about unique Linger Lodge & Campgrounds here is the website:

Thanks a TON!

Watching ANIMAL PLANET on TV and stampin' up some thank you notes for special customers!

Supplies List:

  • Notecards with Envelopes #107311
  • FREE 2013 Sale-A-Bration items with purchase: Patterned Occasions #129621 Wood or #129624 Clear, Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper #127540, Sycamore Street Ribbon & Button Pack #130812, Glimmer Paper - FREE Sale-A-Bration HOSTESS bonus!

Lovely as a Tree

This classic stamp set, LOVELY AS A TREE, must be the longest running set in the current catalog! I have used it hundreds of time because it's SOOO traditional. It's a great go-to-set for masculine cards!

I used two shades of each, green and brown markers to achieve the shading. This is another card from my Get Well/Sympathy Card Class.

Supplies List:

  • Stamps: Lovely as a Tree #115026 Wood or #127793 Clear, Curly Cute #117014 Wood or #120510
  • Cardstock: Very Vanilla #101650, Sahara Sand #121043
  • Ink: Always Artichoke #126972
  • Accessories: Regals Designer Series Paper Stack #117154, 3/16" Metallic Brads #119741, Many Marvelous Markers #119806

Dress Up, again!

I have always LOVED this floral paper from the Twitterpated Designer Series. It's a perfect pairing with my favorite Dress Up Framelits, a Stampin' Up! EXCLUSIVE!

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Supplies List:

  • Cardstock: Riding Hood Red #111348, Very Vanilla #101650, Basic Black #121045
  • Die Cutting: Big Shot Die Cutting Machine #113439, Dress Up Framelits #130101, Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder #127819
  • Accessories: Twitterpated Designer Series Paper #125406, 1/2" Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding #120992, Pearls Basic Jewels #119247, Large Pearl Basic Jewels #125577, Neutral Designer Buttons #119743, 5/8" Vanilla Flower Trim #126869, Stampin' Distress Tool #127562


Thoughts & Prayers

Another Get Well/Sympathy Card Class project!

  • Supplies List:
  • Stamps: Thoughts & Prayers #113252 Wood or #127805 Clear
  • Cardstock: Very Vanilla #101650, Soft Suede #115318
  • Ink: Soft Suede #129978
  • Accessories: Big Shot Die Cutting Machine #113439, Top Note Bigz Die #113463, Scallop Oval Punch #119856, Extra-Large Oval Punch #119859, Stampin' Sponge #101610, 3/16" Metallic Brads, Dimensionals #104430, Comfort Cafe Designer Series Paper #126898 Comfort Cafe DSP

No Layer Card

Yes, you can create a NO LAYER card with lots of interest! I made my own template and sponged color inside the shape to create a focal area. This unifies the sentiment and image, acting like a faux layer. This method works to create a SUN, too.

I used the same sponge dauber to add Daffodil Delight ink to the basic vanilla Flower Trim. LOVE those little flowers - you GOTTA try them!! This card is from my recent Get Well/Sympathy Card Class.

Supplies List:

  • Stamps: Thoughts & Prayers #113252 Wood or #127805, Everything Eleanor #124162 Wood or #124164
  • Cardstock: Very Vanilla #101650
  • Ink: Daffodil Delight #126944, Chocolate Chip #126979
  • Accessories: 3/8: Vanilla Flower Trim #126869, Rhinestone Basic Jewels #119246, Glue Dots #103683, Sponge Daubers #102892
  • Sponge daubers

Sassy Birthday

Check out this shimmery, girly Birthday card!! I inked the inside of the Honeycomb Embossing Folder with Illuminate Glimmer Ink and then ran it through the Big Shot Die Cutting Machine with Regal Rose Cardstock - VIOLA SHIMMER!!

Can't get enough of these sweet Vanilla Flower Trim poisies!! I'm on my SECOND package...and there are A LOT in a package!!

Supplies List:

  • Stamps: Sassy Salutations #126705 Wood or #126707 Clear
  • Cardstock: Very Vanilla #101650, Regal Rose #105130
  • Ink: Regal Rose #126947, Illuminate Glimmer Pad #126857
  • Accessories: 3/8" Pool Party Ruffled Ribbon #122975, 5/8" Vanilla Flower Trim #126869, Rhinestone Jewels #119246, Pearl Basic Jewels #119247, Dimensionals #104430, Big Shot Die Cutting Machine #113439, Honeycomb Embossing Folder #129378
  • Honeycomb EF


Manly Card

Here is a nice MASCULINE card! The Naturals Designer Button and the Natural Compositions Designer Series Paper carry thru the "wood/nature" theme.

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Supplies List:

  • Stamps: Serene Silhouettes #127322 Wood or #127324 Clear
  • Cardstock: Very Vanilla #101650, Crumb Cake #120953, Early Espresso #119686
  • Ink: Early Espresso #126974
  • Accessories: Naturals Designer Button #127554, Early Espresso Baker's Twine #123124, Natural Composition Specialty Designer Series Paper #126917
  • Natural Composition DSP



1968 Graduation pic of Nancy LillieMy HS Graduation Portrait

 Nancy's Birthday Card Contest

because my birthday is in March!

THE PRIZE: one winner receives $51 in Stampin' Up! merchandise of your choice, plus a Sale-A-Bration item of your choice!! 


1.Send hand stamped BIRTHDAY cards to the address below by the March 18, 2013 deadline. I'm looking for "unique designs." Last year I didn't have very many entries, so let's have TONS this year!!

2. Use only current Stampin' Up! products.

3. I will post one winner on this blog on March 19th. Stop in to see if you won & claim your goodies.

4. Some entries may be used in future blogs with credit to the designer. Label cards with your name.

5. This contest is open to anyone in the USA. Enter as many times as you like!

Mail to:

Nancy's Birthday Contest

5056 San Rocco Court

Punta Gorda, FL 33950



Sweet & Simple

I'm planning a BIG announcement for Monday, Feb. 18, 2013...BE HERE!! Today's birthday card is simple, but oh so sweet!

I often make 2 or 3 cards at once since it doesn't take much more time. I like to keep a good supply of cards on hand!

TOMORROW is a SPECIAL tutorial - stop back then!

Supplies List:

  • Stamps: Perfect Punches #117022 Wood or #120516 Clear
  • Cardstock: Very Vanilla #101650, Crumb Cake #120953, Calypso Coral #122925, Pool Party #122924
  • Ink: Calypso Coral #126983, Pool Party #126982, Soft Suede #126978
  • Accessories: Big Shot Die Cutting Machine #113439, Designer Frames Folders #123130, Labels Collection Framelits #125598, Extra Large Oval Punch #119859, Rhinestone Basic Jewels #119246, 5/8" Vanilla Flower Trim #126869, Dimensionals #104430, Sycamore Street Ribbon & Button Pack #130812: this is a FREE Sale-a-bration item with purchase.

Dress Up Framelit variation

OHHH my gosh this Dress Up Framelit is ADDICTIVE!! Have you noticed all my posts using it?? Today, I modified the short sleeved dress to create a JACKET!

The perfect tiny flower is created with the Creped Filter Paper cut out with the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack scalloped circle!

Supplies List:

  • Stamps: Pretty PetitesStamp Set of 8 #129639 Wood or #129642 Clear: FREE Sale-A-Bration item with purchase!
  • Cardstock: Whisper White #100730, Basic Black #121045, Lucky Limeade #122926
  • Ink: Lucky Limeade #126984
  • Accessories: Petite Curly Label Punch #129405: FREE Sale-A-Bration item with purchase; Daffodil Seam Binding #125583, Big shot Die Cutting Machine #113439, Delicate Designs Embossing Folder #127023, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack #118309, Creped Filter Paper #129393, 1/8" Mini Brads #122941, Summer Smooches Designer Series Paper #125409, Dress Up Framelits #130101
  • Dress Up Framelits

Paper Quilting

Grab some of Stampin' Up! wonderful Designer Series Paper and start quilting - NO needle necessary!

I discovered this layout by Lisa Curcio on Stampin' Connection which is for Demonstrator only.

Supplies List: left card only

  • Stamps: Vintage Verses #129633 Wood or #129636 Clear: FREE Sale-a-Bration item with purchase
  • Cardstock: Sahara Sand #121043, Summer Starfruit #126839, Midnight Muse #126843, Crumb Cake #120953
  • Ink: Midnight Muse #126860
  • Accessories: 1-1/4" Square Punch #119865, Designer Builder Brads #129329, Print Poetry Designer Series Paper Stack #129312


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Supplies List:

  • Stamps: Madison Avenue Stamp set of 5 #129657 Wood or #129660 Clear: FREE Sale-A-Bration item with purchase
  • Cardstock: Whisper White #100730, Pool Party #122924, Island Indigo #122923
  • Ink: Island Indigo #126986, Summer Starfruit #126991
  • Accessories: Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper #127540, Vine Street Embossing Folder #130492, Sycamore Ribbon & Button Pack #130812: all of these accessories are FREE Sale-A-Bration items with purchase! Big Shot Die Cutting Machine #113439, 2-1/2" Circle Punch #120906, Large Pearl Basic Jewels #125577

Swallowtail - triple time stamping

What is Triple Time Stamping? It's quite easy, yet impressive! Stack three layers of cardstock, attaching w/ re-positionable adhesive. Stamp your image(s). Separate the cardstocks and add a darker cardstock as a layer which will elimate the "white space" at the edges of the layers. As you do it, you will understand how it works!

I repeated the same motif and colors on the inside with punches!

Supplies List:

  • Stamps: Swallowtail #129213 Wood or #129216 Clear, Beautiful Birthday #125562 Wood only
  • Cardstock: Whisper White #100730, Primrose Petals #126841, Raspberry Ripple #126842
  • Ink: Raspberry Ripple #126859, Basic Black #126980
  • Accessories: Dazzling Detail #124117, Bitty Butterfly Punch #129406

Dress Up Framelits Die

Here's a HOT little number for Valentine's Day!


The Dress Up Framelits Die is a STAMPIN' UP! EXCLUSIVE and has

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Supplies List:

  • Stamps: My Little Valentine #132242 Clear
  • Cardstock: Whisper White #100730, Basic Black #121045, Regal Rose #105130, Pretty in Pink #100459
  • Ink: Real Red #126949
  • Dies: Dress Up Framelits #130101, Heart Collections Framelits #125599, Fashionable Hearts Embosslits #125596
  • Accessories: Big Shot Die Cutting Machine #133439, Red Glimmer Paper #121790, Small Oval Punch #120908, Rhinestone Basic Jewels #119246, Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding #120992, Dimensionals #104430

Dress Up Framelits

You should have been at my Valentine Class last week when we created this sweet duo!

The Dress Up Framelits are soooo ADDICTIVE!! Sooo cute and fun!!

Supplies List:

  • Cardstock: Primrose Petals #126841, Pool Party #122924
  • Die Cutting: Big Shot Die Cutting Machine #113439, Dress Up Framelits Dies #130101
  • Accessories: More Amore Specialty Designer Series Paper #129309, 3/8" Primrose Petals Stitched Satin Ribbon #126844, In Color Dahlias #127556

Patterned Occasions

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SURPRISE! It's a Gate Card!!

Supplies List:

  • Stamps: Patterned Occasions #129621 Wood or #129624 Clear: FREE 2013 Sale-A-Bration item w/ purchase
  • Cardstock: Whisper White #100730, Tangerine Tango #111349, Island Indigo #122923
  • Ink: Tangerine Tango #126946
  • Accessories: Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper #127540 : FREE 2013 Sale-A-Bration item w/ purchase, Sycamore Street Ribbon & Button Pack #130812 : FREE 2013 Sale-A-Bration item w/ purchase, Hung Up Cute Clips #129389, Rhinestone Basic Jewels #119246, Dimensionals #104430

That's the Ticket

This was a Valentine Class project from last week.

Lots of new products! "Tickets" are HOT!100_3189
Elizabeth Price's swap card was my inspiration.

Supplies List:

  • Stamps: That's the Ticket #128072 Wood or # 128075 Clear
  • Cardstock: Pink Pirouette #111351, Primrose Petals Core'dinations #129322
  • Ink: Primrose Petals #126858
  • Accessories: Big Shot Die Cutting Machine #113439, Honeycomb Embossing Folder #129378, Designer Sanding Block #124304, Ticket Duo Builder Punch #126883, More Amore Specailty Designer Series Paper #129309, Fan Fair Designer Series Paper #126918, 5/8" Vanilla Flower Trim #126869, 5/8" Victoria Crochet Trim #118481, Linen Thread #104199, Dimensionals #104430

February is for Valentines

Little crafterStart stamping early in life!

These chubby fingers made me SMILE!!

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My Outstanding North Star Stampers for Jan. 2012 are:
Audra Moncur from Roscoe, IL and Judy Trigg from Rockford, IL
A HUGE CONGRATS!! Claim your prize in the next 7 days! ENJOY!

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Dress Up #2

The DRESS UP Framelits Die contains three shapes: dress form, this short-sleeved dress, and yesterday's sleeveless dress. Stinkin' cute, don't you think?!?!? For a regal touch, I used the YOU RULE stamp set of 5 images.

I rubbed the Lacy Brocade Embossing folder with Illuminate Glimmer ink BEFORE embossing the dress and got this wonderful shimmery look! Be sure to keep the dress embellishments "portional" to the size of the dress!

Inside I just HAD to stamp the crown! Wouldn't you love to be "QUEEN FOR A DAY" on your Birthday?

Supplies List: 

  • Stamps: You Rule #129261 Wood or #129264 Clear, Beautiful Birthday #125562 Wood only
  • Cardstock: Whisper White #100730, Summer Starfruit #126839, Basic Grey #121044, Rich Razzleberry #115316
  • Ink: Rich Razzleberry #126950, Summer Starfruit #126991, Illuminate Glimmer #126857
  • Dies: Dress Up Framelits #130101, Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder #127819
  • Accessories: Big Shot Die Cutting Machine #113439, Rhinestone Basics Jewels #125577, Creped Filter Paper #129393, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack #118309, 3/16" Brights Brads #119740