It’s Fall Y’all

The summer has been long and quiet, at least on this blog. We spent a few weeks “up north”  working at a summer camp. And to a Minnesotan, “up north” means anything near Canada. To this former Floridian, it’s anywhere past the pecan & praline stand in Valdosta, Georgia.  My youngest child is now in high school and already so busy! I’ve already started a graduation countdown, am I terrible mom or what? So – time to get back to business here on Stampkrewe! Stampin’ Up! has a great new Annual Catalog and the Seasonal Catalog is out and spectacular! I made an incredibly simple card…

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Heading to the Petting Zoo

Have any of you seen the show “Milo Murphy’s Law” on Disney XD? It’s an adorable show and if you liked “Phineas & Ferb” then  you’ll love it (even if you’re over 12 years old) 🙂 A recent episode was FULL of llamas and is the inspiration for today’s challenge card – featuring the soon-t0-be retiring Birthday Fiesta stamp set. If you’ve seen the episode then you probably have that song stuck in your head! 🙂 The best of this stamp set is the gorgeous coordinating Designer Series Paper, full of bright colors and patterns. There is also a coordinating die…

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Happy Retirement Owl Punch

For today’s color challenge I wanted to give a little shout-out to one of my favorite Stampin’ Up! punches ever, Owl Punch. My owl has been a very good friend and hard worker since 2010. I’ve had him since he first came out in the catalog, and he’s never failed. Always punched the paper and was helpful in times of anniversaries & birthdays. He especially loved graduations! I’ll probably get Owl Punch a friend to retire with before his last day on May 31st. After that, his friend Fox Punch will be front and center! Scroll down to see the rest…

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Thursday Challenge – Color My World

Another wonderful Thursday and another wonderful challenge. It’s the last Thursday of April which means just a few more Monday’s until summer arrives. The forecast for this Monday however is for 4-7″ of SNOW up here in Minnesota. I’m not sure I’ll ever get used to the idea of snow in May. We’ll see if it actually happens.     This week’s inspiration color image: I love this week’s color challenge, it’s full of fresh, vibrant colors that make me happy. I love color! I decided to step outside my comfort zone with the card size and made a non-traditional…

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DoStampers Stars Thursday Challenge – Sketchpad

Happy Thursday! I hope your week is going great! I’m counting the days until summer vacation. Even put away my snow boots and snow jackets this week. Feels strange to have activities like that in our regimen now. This week we had a sketch challenge. The linear-ness of this challenge was a struggle for me, but I finally decided to make it a shaker frame. If I made this card again I might choose a lighter color for the base layer. Emerald Envy is such a beautiful green and this Moroccan Designer Series Paper is so gorgeous. I visited Morocco…

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Thursday Challenge #226 – Birthday Blast

Happy Happy Thursday! It’s my second favorite day of the week (after Friday, of course). Today’s post will be my first time participating in the DOStampers Thursday Challenge. Yay! This week’s challenge was to make a creation using any Stampin’ Up! bundle. Bundles are combinations of coordinating stamps and dies, and usually at a discounted price. My choice for today is the Birthday Blast bundle. It features the Birthday Blast clear-mount stamp set and Star blast Edgelit dies. The real “star” is the awesome die from the Star blast set. It’s so versatile. I used a few of the smaller…

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