Terry Lynn Bright, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

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Stampin’ Up! Birthday with By the Bay Specialty DSP

Hello – ’tis Sat and our families are here to celebrate Thanksgiving. We share with in-laws :O)and they come here after. It works. Today’s card is a shaker card for a special birthday young man. I’ve used a couple of new items: two new to me & one new in the Jan-Apr 2023 Mini Catalog: the Let’s Celebrate Embossing Folder and the Fabulous Frames Dies are both new items for me. The By the Bay 6×6 Specialty DSP is also new to Jan-April 2023 Mini Catalog and is gorgeous!

Stampin' Up! By the Bay 6x6 Sp DSP Shaker card

This DSP looks so ‘beachy’ to me so I’ve used Sahara Sand card stock to create the frame using the Fabulous Frames Dies. And the Let’s Celebrate Embossing Folder was used for just this sentiment. I cut it way down just for this. I should have taken more pictures 😖… Anyhoo… the By the Bay 6×6 Specialty DSP was adhered to a Sahara Sand card base so it encompassed the full front of the card. To secure the window sheet to the inside of the frame, I used Tear n’ Tape all around the frame, then put the window sheet in place, then the Foam Adhesive strips were adhered to that. I attached the ‘frame’ to the card front just at the bottom, then sprinkled in a few Effervescent Elements and secured the rest of the frame in place. The sentiment was adhered just to the frame. Very masculine, don’t you think?

Stampin' Up! By the Bay 6x6 Specialty DSP Shaker card.inside

I kept the inside really simple ‘cuz I have some special things I want to write. 😏 I adhered a strip of the very same By the Bay 6×6 Specialty DSP along the left side to a Basic White panel – and called it done. I kept the envelope simple as well – another strip of the same By the Bay 6×6 Specialty DSP, just wider, to the left edge of the envelope. I really do like the masculinity of this card.

Stampin' Up! By the Bay 6x6 Specialty DSP Shaker card w/ envelope

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Below are some special offerrings by Stampin’ Up!

Stampin' Up! Timeless Greetings kit
Stampin' Up! Timeless Greetings stamps
  • Kit contains enough supplies to create 8 cards—4 each of 2 designs—and 8 coordinating envelopes.
  • Includes printed card bases, printed die cuts, adhesive, embellishments, and a clear block.
  • Available in English and French
  • Finished card size: 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ (14 x 10.8 cm)
  • Coordinating colors: Basic Black, Basic Gray, Cajun Craze, Crumb Cake, Evening Evergreen, Soft Suede.

Wouldn’t this kit be great for making masculine cards? For me, having a stack of these ready at my fingertips would be a real advantage. And we have several friends who love to travel and I just see this as a perfect justification 👍. We made this kit at conference recently ~ here are real-life photos

Stampin' Up! Timeless Greetings Card 1
Stampin' Up! Timeless Greeting Card 2
Stampin' Up! Fitting Florets Collection

If you would like to see cards I have made with these new products, look here, here, here and here.

The following exclusive products are only available while supplies last:

  • Framed & Festive Cling Stamp Set (item 160888)*
  • Fitting Florets Designer Series Paper (item 161814)
  • Gold Adhesive-Backed Swirls (item 161822)

The following will be available for purchase in the Mini Catalog starting January 2023:

  • Framed Florets Bundle (item 162407)
  • Framed Florets Photopolymer Stamp Set (item 161815)*
  • Framed Florets Dies (item 160623)

Let me explain just a bit… this collection is available right now. However, only those items listed in the second set will be available in the coming year. Does that clarify for you – a bit? This is a promotion to get you excited about the NEW Jan – Jun 2023 Mini Catalog. 👍👍👍 The full collection is available by using this item number 163129.

Opportunities for some gift ideas to friends, family – or yourself!

Stampin' Up! Birthday Card Organizer kit


  • Kit includes one 8″ x 10″ (20.3 x 25.4 cm) monthly planner with space to record birthdays each month as well as a pocket sleeve to hold birthday cards.
  • Includes 12 full-size birthday cards, 6 of 2 designs, and 12 coordinating envelopes.
  • Includes Glue Dots, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Adhesive-Backed Embellishments, and Tear & Tape Adhesive
  • Includes die-cut florals and pieces ready for you to use­—no prep work required!
  • Includes sticker sentiments and die-cut labels in Dutch, English, French, and German
  • Coordinating colors: Basic Black, Evening Evergreen, Petal Pink, Sahara Sand, and Soft Succulent

Stampin' Up! Christmas Gifting kit


  • Kit includes 9 tags and 9 gift card holders—3 each of 3 designs
  • Includes the exclusive Christmas Gifting Stamp Set and a Shaded Spruce Classic Stampin’ Spot
  • Sized to fit standard gift cards
  • Coordinating colors: Basic Black, black foil, Mint Macaron, Real Red, Shaded Spruce

I think there are lots of possibilities for you today:, gift ideas, Retiring list- have fun shopping!

Thanks for stopping by. May you have a beautiful day.

Make someone happy sending them a handmade card filled with love.

SU! Wonder of the Season Memories and More Cards/ Envelopes

It’s a new day – AND a new week… let’s make them awesome… make a phone call you have intended to do for a long time but haven’t ; send a card to someone whom you think needs a ‘pick me up’; do a good deed without needing/ wanting recognition.Those are just some ‘off the cuff’ suggestions – you can probably come up with some of your own as well.

Todays cards were made using the Wonders of the Season Memories and More Card Pack + the coordinating Cards & Envelopes. There are two sizes cards in this pack: approx. 3 x 4 & 4 x 6. Also in the pack are several peel & stick stickers/ numbers that can be used for embellishing. More info can be found in the Aug-Dec Mini Catalog on pg 31.

For my first card I chose this gorgeous Just Jade 3 x 4 panel and one of the stickers with the word ‘Joy’. I peeled it off carefully and put it directly onto the panel, trying to center it as best I could. I then adhered it to a piece of Gray Granite cs with liquid glue. I pulled out my Pearls Basic Jewels and put several all over the panel. I adhered dimensionals to the back and adhered this to Whisper White, then another piece of Gray Granite. This toon got dimesnionals and was placed onto the Just Jade card base. And voila – the card front was complete.

Wonder of the Season Memories & More Card

For the inside I adhered a panel of Whisper White then added one of the stickers that coordinates with the leaf pattern on the front. Done!

Inside card #1

Card #2 – this card uses one of the larger panels… I love the feathers and the gold. I adhered this green panel to a Brushed Metallic (gold), then directly onto the Wonder of the Season Memories & More card base. I die cut several feathers from the Brushed Metallic (gold) cs, cuz I didn’t know how many I wanted to use :O) The feather comes from the Nature’s Thoughts Dies. I then took a scrap of Whisper White and cut this beautiful banner using the Snow Time Dies. Notice how the banner has this wonderful raised edge all around it? It’s beautiful!! From another piece of Whisper White I die cut the word Peace, using two elements of the word from the Joy Dies. I adhered these together using liquid glue then onto the banner, also with liquid glue. The banner got dimensionals and was mounted in the center of the card. The single feather was added with liquid glue. DONE!

Wonder of the Season Memories & More Card

Card #3 – I began by cutting the green panel from the card pack apart, saving the trims for another use later. The center panel was adhered to a strip of the Brushed Metallic (gold) cs. . I added several Wonderful Gems for a bit of glitz. I cut a panel of the Plaid Tidings 6×6 DSP and adhered it to one of the Wonder of the Season Memories & More cards. The green panel got dimensionals and went right in the center of the card. Done again!

Wonder of the Season memories & More Cards

Just like that, three Christmas cards ready for my stash. Each is so different and well, wonderful, in it’s own right. Card cuts are listed at the bottom of this post.

Wonders of the Season Memories & More Cards

Wonders of the Season Memories & More Cards










Wonder of the Season Memories & More Card

Thanks for stopping by.

May you have a beautiful day.

Make someone happy by sending them a handmade card made with love.

Remember to cash in those Bonus Coupons from purchases made last month!

20200804_AD_en_US Annual Catalog PDF

August_89_2020 Mini Catalog PDF

Card Cuts:

  • Card #1: pattern – front: 3 x 4, Gray Granite 3 1/4 x 4 1/4, Whisper White 3 7/8 x 4 7/8, Gray granite 4 x 5 1/8; inside Whisper White 4 x 5 1/4
  • Card #2: panel + Brushed Metallic (gold)  4 1/8 x 6 1/8; feathers cut from center of Brushed Metallic (gold) prior to adhering to card panel
  • Card #3: cut panel 1 1/2 x 6 + Brushed Metallic (gold) 1 5/8 x 6;

SU! Flowers For Every Season Memories and More Card Pack, Envelopes and Cards

Hi Everyone. Ever have one of those nights where sleep is over at 3 AM? It doesn’t happen to me often but it certainly did last night/ this morning… I’ll probably need a nap when I finish this post! I had fun creating five cards with the Memories and More Card Pack, Cards and Envelopes and made five pretty quickly. Because the Cards and Envelopes are all the 2020-2022 In Colors, I wanted to do one of each. I layer, it’s just what I do, so I’ll list all the products used after the pictures.

Flowers For Every Season Memories and More Card Pack #1

Butterfly Wishes stamp set, inside #1






















Detailed Bands Dies, inside #2

Flowers For Every Season Memories & More Card Pack #2












Flowers For Every Season Memories & More Card Pack #3

Tasteful Touches stamp set, inside #3












Flowers For Every Season Memories & More Card Pack #4

Daisy Lane stamp set, inside #4

Flowers For Every Season Memories & More Card Pack #5

Flowers For Every Season Memories & More Card Pack #5 inside












Aren’t these a fun set? Next project I think is to make a box for them ~ maybe for tomorrow’s post 🙂 At any rate, these were my 3 AM creations… not napping now, our LIVESTREAM worship service begins soon. I keep getting distracted, phone calls, breakfast, life… so this post has taken longer than it should have. Ah well.

Product list:


  • Flowers For Every Season Ribbon combo Pack ~ Whisper White 1/2″ Faux Linen
  • 2020-2022 In Color Ribbon ~ Cinnamon Cider, Just Jade
  • 3/16″ Braided Linen Trim
  • 1/4″ Gingham Ribbon


  • 2020-2022 In Color DSP
  • Whisper White, Bumblebee, Crumb Cake, Just Jade

Stamp sets/ Dies/ Punches

  • Butterfly Wishes,Tasteful Touches, Daisy Lane
  • Detailed Bands Dies
  • Timeless Label Punch, Butterfly Duet Punch


  • Pearl Basic Jewels, Gold Glitter Enamel Dots, Boho Indigo Product Medley – flowers

Inks/ Markers

  • Just Jade, Cinnamon Cider, Misty Moonlight inks
  • Misty Moonlight, So Saffron markers

OK – now it’s your turn to go create some fun cards using the Flowers For Every Season Memories and More Card Pack.  If you do not have a demonstrator I would be happy to work with you, send a catalog, get you connected. When you order from me, please use my host code when your order is $50-$150 to receive a SU! item worth $10 from me. If your order is more than $150, do not use the host code… as SU! will allow you to use Rewards to order additional products. Right now SU! is offering BONUS DAYS from now through Aug 3. During that time you will earn a $5 coupon for every $50 order… and that coupon can be redeemed Aug 4-31. August 4 is also when the August- December 2020 M ini Catalog goes live for customers – and I can send that catalog to you as well 😏👌Bonus Days. Earn in July, spend in August.

Thanks for stopping by.

May you have a beautiful day.

Make someone happy by sending them a handmade card made with love.

2020 AC US


Stampin’ Up! Bird Ballad Laser Cut Cards and Tin

Hi Everyone- BEAUTIFUL day today here – hope yours is as well. I brought out my Bird Ballad Laser Cut Cards and Tin to share with you. This set is just so stunning and takes my breath away a bit. It doesn’t need very much to decorate, unless you want to. I wanted these to be very un-fussy so here’s what I did…

Bird Ballad Laser Cut Cards #1

Bird Ballad Laser Cut cards #2










These first two have Perennial Essence DSP layered behind the laser front and then a bit of extra trim on the inside. Because the DSP is two-sided, it is sometimes difficult to decide which you want for the focal point. One side is about as stunning as the other.

Then I decided to add a bit of ribbon and it a different look. Not sure I like it quite as much, what do you think? Any opinions? Here’s a list of the various ribbons…

Bird Ballad Laser Cut Card with ribbon #3

  • Metallic Edge ribbon 3/8″ in gold (very vanilla) and silver (white) – – carrying over to the new catalogue
  • Metallic ribbon 1/4″ Seaside Spray – –  carrying over to the new catalogue
  • Ruched ribbon 1/4″ in Daffodil Delight – – also carrying over
  • Metallic Edge ribbon 1/4″ in Petal Pink (retiring, sadly – but on sale!)

Here’s a couple individually with the ribbon for a closer look…

Bird Ballad Laser Cut Card w/ ribbon #4

Bird Ballad Laser Cut Cards w/ ribbon #5










And here’s the gorgeous tin for holding all the beauteous cards…

Bird Ballad Laser Cut Cards and Tin #6

So tomorrow – TOMORROW – I have the privilege as a demonstrator for Stampin’ Up! to place a preorder of some of the new items offered in the NEW 2020-2021 ANNUAL CATALOG. EEEK! So excited… And then – I will be able to share the new goodies with you when they arrive. 😁  😏 Want to be apart of that group who can place preorders and receive discounts? Ask me how you can JOIN MY TEAM!

Thanks for stopping by

May you have a beautiful day

Make someone happy by sending them a handmade card

Stampin’ Up and Class Kits

Hi Folks – Monday – oh it’s Monday… And two more card kits prepared for the mail. Here’s the packaging, which I wanted to share ‘cuz I think they are cute. What’s fun about the packaging is that each one has looked so very different while still using the same products… acetate card boxes, DSP, ribbon, pearlized doilies and further decorations.  Depending on the DSP used sort of determines what you create for the decorations.

Cornonavirus Card Kit #1

Here are pictures of what I created before – all still part of the same “theme” but each unique on it’s own.

Acetate Card box – Corona Card Kit #1

Acetate card box, Corona Card kit #1

Acetate Card Boxes and Detailed Bee Dies

Fun, right? I should have taken a picture of them all together, but oh well. I think that’s the last of the kit preparations. Up I go to prepare a card for today :o) – I’;ll be back later to share that with you, so do stop back, ya hear?

Thanks for stopping by.

May you have a beautiful day.

Make someone happy by sending them a handmade card.

Stampin’ Up and Notes of Kindness Card Kit

Hi Folks… Oh today is sunny and beautiful! We have had so much rain and cool temps and with having to be socially isolated, it’s a breath of fresh air. Thank you God! While the world is struggling with the Coronavirus, our yard is coming alive.. I’m going to share just a few pictures so you get the idea.


Variegated Solomons Seal

Very young Brunnera – look at that sweet delicate flower :o)

Bleeding Heart


Was that enough? You get why I’m all excited about the yard “coming to life.” We have a very shaded back yard and all of these are enjoying the cool weather, the rain to wet their feet and today’s sunshine.

😁 My little bit of heaven…






Yesterday I filled my card kits and I want to share the packaging. Yes, I shared it earlier in the week, but the pkg was empty – and now it’s full :o) (They are mailed already – out at 9 AM this morning!)

Acetate card box, Corona Card kit #1

Acetate Card box – Corona Card Kit #1


The box on the right was a late order and I wanted to do something slightly different. I like how it turned out.



Then… I worked on this fun card kit – Notes of Kindness. It comes complete with an acrylic block, a Stampin’ Spot, dimensionals, glue dots and supplies to make 20 – get that 20 cards to put together – oh and did I say directions too?. Love, love, love the soft pink and green together. Here’s what it looks like before opening the pkg and putting the cards together.

SU! Notes of Kindness Card Kit packaging

SU! Notes of Kindness packaging #2










And here they are completed.

SU! Notes of Kindness completed card kit

What a great kit… Just sayin ‘ – this is a great bargain and is part of the Retiring List product. Get yours now.

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May you have a beautiful day

Make someone happy by sending them a handmade card

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