Terry Lynn Bright, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

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SU! Online Store Update!!!!

Stampin’ Up! is updating the look and function of the online store!  Yay!!  The store will be updated beginning tomorrow, August 4 with a new look and feel to help you better navigate it while you shop!  Here is what you need to know so that you’re all set to shop on August 4!

The new online store will go live at 7:00 AM (MT) on 4 August.  Be aware that the online store will be offline temporarily from midnight until around 7:00 AM MT on August 4 as they transition to the new store.  It should be back up and running no later than 7:00 AM MT for ordering from the new August-December 2020 Mini Catalog!

A few things to know:

  1. Your account information and passwords will still work with the new site.
    • Be sure that you know your current login information so that you can log in right away on Tuesday!
    • If you don’t know your login information by heart (or if you do like I do and have it saved to your browser so that you don’t have to remember it every time):
      • Log into your account today and then click on “my account” and then “email/passwords” and either record the information that is shown or, if it’s not shown, update your password and then write it down.
  2. While old bookmarks and links will forward you to the new store, your browser will see it as a “new” site. If you rely on your browser to remember your login information, the first time that you log in, it will not associate the new site with that saved information.
  3. Be sure that you see my name at the top on the right when you are shopping with me to earn my rewards and benefits for ordering!

If you have trouble logging in on Tuesday:

  1. Once the new store is up and running on Tuesday, if you have trouble logging in, you can click the “Forgot Password” link on the new online store’s sign-in page and follow the steps to reset your password. The password reset email will come from Adding this email address to the contacts list in your email program and/or searching for your email program’s spam settings can help you ensure that you receive the email.
  2. Should you run into any problems, there is a link in the password reset window to a page with additional information.
  3. If you have trouble accessing your account, Stampin’ Up! can also help you reset your password.  Just call them at 1-800-STAMPUP and they’ll be happy to help!  Unfortunately, I’m not able to assist with password changes as it’s a security issue for you. But Stampin’ Up! can definitely help you!

Hopefully this will be a seamless transition for you on August 4!  I’m looking forward to seeing the new site design too!

SU! Mini PP Box, Forever Fern bundle + Forever Greenery DSP

Hello again ! Yesterday afternoon I posted these two fun Mini PP boxes all decorated. One of the neat deals behind these boxes is they are food safe. That means you could make some awesome chocolate dodads – maybe chocolate covered peanut butter. Oh my, that sounds good to me… Anyway, my boxes are filled with, what else, notecards and envelopes. For some reason (don’t ask me what that is, I don’t know) I worked with the Vary Vanilla notecards – and made five. Here they are…

Card #1
Card #2
Card #3
Card #4
Card #5

They turned out pretty cute, right? And yes, #3 & #5 are similar – different DSP in the Forever Greenery DSP pack, different sent and ribbon, same sequin pack but different color. My original plan was to make all five the same layout and change a couple of things on each one, but somehow – I got carried away and went in another direction. I’m guessing I’m not the only one that happens to! All papers came from the same Forever Greenery DSP package. I tried ton stay within the Forever Fern stamp set, but I wanted to vary the sentiments so the cards could be a fun gift to someone.

Here is a list of products used to make all these cards:


  • Forever Fern bundle
  • Comfort & Hope stamp set (circle/ wreath on card #4)
  • Itty Bitty Greetings stamp sets (there are two in this set!)


  • Pear Pizzazz, Just Jade, Mossy Meadow, Soft Sea Foam, Shaded Spruce

Card stocks…

  • Note cards and envelopes in Very Vanilla
  • Soft Sea Foam
  • Very Vanilla
  • Subtles 6×6 DSP
  • Pear Pizzazz
  • Shaded Spruce
  • and of course… Forever Greenery DSP

Ribbons/ Embellishments

  • 1/4″ Old Olive from the Ornate Garden Ribbon Combo Pack
  • Linen Thread
  • Reversible Ribbon that is a combo of Old Olive/ Pretty Peacock
  • and of course Gold trim from the Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack
  • Artistry Blooms Adhesive-backed sequins (these are so great! they come in four colors – Calypso Coral, Coastal Cabana, Mango Melody and Rich Razzleberry)
  • 2020-2022 In Color Enamel Dots

SU! Mini PP Box + Forever Fern Bundle + Forever Greenery DSP

Hi Everyone -no posts for two days – ugh! I was having a crafty ‘blank’ and working outside in this heat did it… how’s that for an explanation? :O) It’s true – 7 am -9 am and I was done in…I DID some good stuff the rest of the day, just not my best… Here’s a teaser… and I’ll post the rest tomorrow.

Mini PP Box & Forever Fern
Mini PP Box & Forever Fern

See these two boxes? What is different between them – and yes, you have to tell me! How do I know you are paying attention if you don’t respond? Hmmm. Does that sound like a parent???? Anyway – when you respond your name goes into a spinner and one name plops out and you get – – – a prize! And I’ll send it right away… won’t that be fun? We have to change things up now and then ya know.

Bonus days are coming to an end soon – now through 3 Aug, just six (6) days. That $5 coupon (s) should be eating a hole in your pocket… to use in Aug. Did you make your list?


Bonus Days. Earn in July, spend in August.

And when you order from me, please use my July host code to receive a SU! item worth $10 when your purchase is $50-$150. Sounds like another good deal, right?! It is…

Thanks for stopping by.

May you have a beautiful day.

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



SU! Arrange A Wreath and Wreath Builder Dies

Hi Everyone! Rain last night was a welcome relief… S-I-L is progressing after his elbow surgery, especially now that he’s home!

Today I have two cards for you today, both using bits of the Arrange A Wreath stamp set and coordinating Wreath Builder Dies. LOVE THIS WREATH DIE!!! And the little flowers are really cute.

Card #1 uses the Wreath Builder Dies and Small Bloom Punch, also Flowers For Every Season 6×6 DSP. The ribbon is the 1/4″ Gingham in Bumblebee. I added the sweet flower centers from the 20-22 In Color Enamel Dots. Blossoms in Bloom stamp set offered the sentiment “Thinking of You” and Timeless Tulips was used for the sentiment in the circle.  Daisy Lane was used for the inside of the card and front of the envelope.

Wreath Builder Dies
Small Bloom Punch
Daisy Lane for the inside of card #1













Card #2 uses the Wreath Builder Dies for the wreaths and the flowers: Gold Glitter Enamel Dots for the flower centers; Tasteful Texture 3D Embossing Folder for the Whisper White layer and envelope flap and the Polka Dot Tulle 5/8″ Whisper White ribbon. Ornate Frames Dies was used for the sentiment banner: Prized Peony stamp set for the sentiments.

Wreath Builder Dies
Card #2
Daisy Lane for inside
Card #2

What I like so much about these two is using the same dies but creating two very different cards. Think I’ll have to do a fall card with these wreaths :O) Do you have a favorite of these two. I think mine is #2, but then I often like tone on tone (white on white here). I also like the simplicity. While both are for losing someone special in your life, they are both uplifting – not dour.

That’s is for today… I’m not going to bug you about the Aug-Dec 2020 Mini catalog going live 4 Aug. Hopefully you know that already and have seen a lot of products (just from me) to add to your wish list. Bonus Days are here as well..Here’s a bit more info on that.

For every purchase of $50 from now until 3 Aug. you will receive from SU! by email, a $5 coupon that is redeemable 4-31 Aug. Such a deal!

Bonus Days. Earn in July, spend in August.

And when you order from me, please use my July host code to receive a SU! item worth $10 when your purchase is $50-$150. Sounds like another good deal, right?! It is…

Thanks for stopping by.

May you have a beautiful day.

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





SU! Forever Fern and Forever Flourish Dies

Hi Everyone! Some days just do not go as planned – what can I say… I have a beautiful card for you, one using those gorgeous Forever Gold Laser-Cut SDSP pieces, Gold Hoops Embellishments, and several die cuts. It was so fun to layer these pieces , adhering was really easy too.

Forever Fern stamp set
Forever Flourishing Dies

I started with a piece of Just Jade cs and one of the rectangles in the Forever Gold Laser-Cut SDSP, keeping the gold side up and adhering with Stampin Seal where the wreath was going. I die cut a leaf from the the Forever Flourish Dies in Whisper White and another in Soft Sea Foam. Then I stamped several leaves from the Forever Fern stamp set on Whisper White with these inks: Pear Pizzazz, Garden Green, Gorgeous Grape, and Shaded Spruce – and die cut them. I also pulled out gold berries and a leaf garland from the SDSP.

Forever Fern stamp setForever Flourishing Dies

I began the layering with the Whisper White leaves first, then the Soft Sea Foam then the Gold Hoops Embellishments. Next was the Pear Pizzazz going up, the Garden Green going down, then Gorgeous Grape followed by the gold berries. On top of that was the Shaded Spruce leaf the the garland spray on the white side. Each of these was adhered with either liquid glue or a glue dot… and I slipped in dimesnionals under some of the leaves to keep them raised a bit. What ribbon to use – I tried several and settled on. the Magenta Madness 1/4″ ribbon which really adds some zing.

This entire panel was adhered to Pear Pizzazz cs then onto Thick Whisper White card base, using liquid glue each time. The card front was now complete and I love the look!

Forever Fern stamp set
Forever Flourishing Dies

Inside I took another panel of Pear Pizzazz and adhered it with liquid glue. On the Whisper White panel, I stamped  the leaf in Pear Pizzazz, stamping off at least once. Then I stamped the sentiment in Gorgeous Grape. This was adhered with liquid glue to the Pear Pizzazz and the card was complete.

Forever Fern stamp set

For the envelope… Forever Greenery DSP was adhered to the flap. The leaf for the front got some extra treatment 😏… With sponge daubers, Pear Pizzazz and Shaded Spruce inks, daub in various places for coloring, then stamp on the envelope. Makes it look just like the DSP on the flap… ta da! Isn’t that an awesome look? And so easy!!!

Forever Fern stamp setForever Flourishing Dies
Forever Fern stamp set
Forever Flourishing Dies

Thanks for stopping by.

May you have a beautiful day.

Make someone happy by sending them a handmade card.


Not for nothin’ – the new 2020 Aug- Dec Mini Catalog goes live today for demonstrators. Want to be one? Join my team and get a FREE BUNDLE from Stampin’ Up! at the same time… Here are some deets…06.03.20_FLYER_RECRUITING_PROMO_NA

SU! Jar of Flowers

Hi Everyone… It’s Friday, TGIF day and the weather folks say it’s a beautiful weekend ahead. YAY! Tomorrow is hubby’s b’day 😍 and we are headed to a National Park picnic area to meet up with our kids and their families ~ eek ~ so excited! But we have to be so careful… elder daughters hubby is compromised health~wise and so is their older son (age 19)… just sayin’ it’s been six months since we have seen that family in person and I so badly want to hug every one of them…. But I am going to be good, good, good. I rarely go out so definitely self quarantining, and I don’t want to do anything that would jeopardize their health. We are taking chairs so we can socially distance, and we are not sharing food. Our other daughter/ hubby will be there too but they live about 20 minutes from us and while we socially distance, we see them about once a week, which is really nice. Sounds sterile doesn’t it? But there will be love and laughter… and celebration! 💕💕 Enough already…

Today’s card has a definite country look…Does it ever happen that the vision you have is NOT what is created? Well, that definitely happened with this card, but I still like it… here ’tis…

Jar of Flowers stamp set

And here are the products used to make this card…

  • Jar of Flowers stamp set
  • Lovely Youn stamp set (sentiment & leaf on inside panel)
  • Bumblebee cs
  • Early Espresso cs & ink
  • Thick Whisper White cs
  • Watercolor paper (which probably should have been Whisper White cs :O)
  • Linen Thread
  • Pear Pizzazz ink
  • Mint Macaron ink
  • Balmy Blue ink
  • Black Stazon ink
  • Lots of Blends: Lt Old Olive, Daffodil Delight combo pack, Early
    Espresso combo pack, Pumpkin Pie combo pack, Highland Heather combo pack, Dk Petal Pink

And here’s the how…

Stamp the flower image in Black Stazon ink. And here was my mistake… I wanted this to be done in watercolor, but the image is really too small. Watercolor is great for backgrounds or a larger image, so I switched and colored the flowers with Blends… Make a mask with the flower stamp, place it over the flower and stamp the jar (vase) in Pear Pizzazz. I wanted this jar to look like one of the old fashioned blue-green glass canning jars. Stamp the water in Balmy Blue. Not for nothing, but this should have been stamped off at least once! Stamp the stems in Pear Pizzazz.

Use the Take Your Pick tool and the Stampin ‘ Pierce mat to punch four small holes at the edge of the opening. Weave the Linen Thread through the holes and tie a bow. Love it! The card front is ready to be adhered to Bumblebee cs, then early Espresso, put on dimensionals and on to the Thick Whisper White card base. Nice!

The inside…

Lovely You stamp set

Stamp the sentiment from the Lovely You stamp set in Early Espresso and the leaf from this same set in Pear Pizzazz, stamped off at least twice so it’s a soft image onto a Whisper White panel. This is a wonderful stamp set with super fonts – just sayin’. Adhere with liquid glue to a Bumblebee panel and then to the card inside. Your card is now ready for an envelope!


The envelope..,.

Jar of Flowers stamp set #3

I had some paper strips left over from cutting down cs so simply adhered them to the flap and the front of the card. What do you think? This idea would be very appropriate for a masculine card but sure ties this card to the envelope – and I like it…  TIP: I usually have my Silicone craft sheet handy when I do this, so as not to get glue all over my work surface. Paper strips often have glue on the ends that go beyond the paper it’s being adhered to and the Silicone craft sheet is so easy to clean… just roll the glue with your finger and that’s it!

While this card did not turn out as I had envisioned, it is a definite ‘send now’ kind of card that I want to share with someone special – so out it will go today… Would you like to make this same card and maybe don’t have the stamp sets or Blends? I you do not have a demonstrator, shop with me! Use my CURRENT HOST CODE J2E4VDGM if your product purchase is between $50-$150 to receive a free SU! $10 item of your choice from me. If your purchase is over $150, do not use the host code. (yes, you will still receive the gift from me…) SU! will allow you to use their Stampin’ Rewards for free items too. So there you go ~ have at it, shop away. If you do not have a catalog just yet, please browse through the PDF attached, then let me know how I can help.

Thanks for stopping by.

May you have a beautiful day.

Make someone happy by sending them a handmade card!

Stampin’ Up! AMY’S INKIN’ KREW Blog Hop

The theme for this month’s Blog Hop is all about “For the boys/ men…” and we could interpret that any way we wanted. Hubby’s birthday is in June and he is a sailing man. The new blue in the 2020-2021 In Colors for Stampin’ Up! is titled Misty Midnight. I love that! And it’s perfect to work with for a man – my man. And the Sailing Home carrying over stamp set is a perfect match in many ways. I also used the NEW Tasteful Labels Dies (eek! – fun!) and the Many Mates stamp set (love this too!)

You may be joining me today from the talented Julie Johnston. Thanks for following the blog hop!

The card is a take-off of a Gate Fold card – modified version. I actually followed the really good directions of my upline Mary Deatherage, who created a card using this fun fold. It’s easy!

For the boys/ men #1
  • Cut your card base 4 1/4 x 11, score at 5 1/2. I used Whisper White
  • Cut another piece of card stock (I used Night of Navy 5 1/4 x 8, score at 2″ and 6″
  • Mark the center of each of the short panels( 2 5/8). Cut to the center of each short panel (or gates) creating a V – see photo… I apologize… should have taken a photo PRIOR to completing the card – grrr
For the boys/ men #2
  • Cut a piece of  In Good Taste DSP 1 7/8 x 5 (2 of these) Follow the same procedure for cutting.  Adhere DSP panels to the card front “gates” using liquid glue. (This DSP is available to customers June 3!)
  • Cut apiece of the 2020-2021 6 x 6 DSP  Misty Midnight 3 7/8 x 5 1/8 and adhere using liquid glue to the inside of the Night of Navy panel (This DSP is available to customers June 3!)
  • Using the Stitched so Sweetly Dies, cut a panel for the sentiment and the sailboat. The sentiment, sailboat and birds are from Sailing Home stamp set.  I used Night of Navy ink. Adhere to the inside front panel with liquid glue.
  • Adhere this modified gate-fold to your card base with liquid glue.
  • Cut a strip 1 x 10 for the belly band. I used the new 2020-2021 IN COLOR Bumblebee. Don’t you love that name? It is so descriptive.
  • Cut another panel using a smaller Stitched So Sweetly Dies and Bumblebee card stock. Adhere to the belly band with dimensionals.
  • * Using two of the Tasteful Labels Dies (available to customers June 3!), cut panels, one in Night of Navy and one in Whisper White. Adhere with liquid glue to the Bumblebee diecut.
  • Stamp your sentiment using the new Many Mates stamp set. I added three of the new 2020-2021 In Color Enamel Dots. They are so cute! (Both of these are also available to customers June 3)

The front of your card is complete! Yay! And it’s gorgeous already. 😏 Now for the inside…

For the boys/ men… #3
  • Cut a piece of Night of Navy 5 3/8 x 4 1/8. Adhere using liquid glue.
  • Cut a Whisper White 5 x 3 7/8. Stamp with your sentiment and the anchor from the Sailing Home stamp set and Night of Navy ink. Adhere using liquid glue. Done!

Remember your envelope…Cover the envelope flap with the new 2020-2021 6 x 6 In Color DSP, adhering with liquid glue. Trim. Done, done, done…

For the boys/ men #









This was such a fun card to do. It looks complicated but isn’t at all and is just stunning.

Remember all those products I mentioned that are NEW! Purchasing from me is easy and when buying product between $50 – $150 you receive free product from me :O) Please use my current HOST CODE… J2E4VDGM .

Thanks for stopping by.

May you have a beautiful day.

Make someone happy by sending them a handmade card.


Now on with the hop…. to the very creative Amy Koenders.

If you get lost or disconnected along the way, you may get back in by connecting with any of these participating members today… Enjoy the hop!

  1. Mary Deatherage –
  2. Karen Ksenzakovic –
  3. Sue Prather –
  4. Jaimie Babarczy –
  5. Leslie Larkin –
  6. Karen Finkle –
  7. Connie Troyer –
  8. Akiko Sudano –
  9. Julie Johnston –
  10. Terry Lynn Bright –
  11. Amy Koenders –





Stampin’ Up! Old and New

Hi All! It’s Thursday, May 7 and I desperately hoping for my order from the NEW 2020-2021 ANNUAL CATALOG to arrive today. I will be very anxious to share the new products with you once they arrive. But for today, what I’m showing is something I made for a friend of mine. We were to have had our state convention last weekend and these were to have been given to her then – as a thank you for her leadership. Take a peek…

Best Dressed 3×3 Notecards repurposed

These are just adorable in person. Photos just don’t quite show how cute they really are. I think there are 12 notecards in a set – I forget really… but I have three left and will finish them up today. I made nine but only took a photo of these as they wouldn’t all fit in the photo frame!

Mini pizza box #1
Mini pizza box #2
Mini pizza box side view


There are some carryover products used and some new and some retiring. The new items are ribbons from the Ornate Garden Suite and I used Old Olive. But I’m getting ahead of myself. Here is the list of all the products used to create these fun gift cards.

  • Small Bloom Punch – carrying over from the recent mini catalog
  • Medium Daisy Punch – carrying over
  • Large Daisy Punch – carrying over
  • Leaf Punch – I thought it was carrying over, but maybe not – I have to look again

That’s it for the punches, now for the ribbons and accessories…

  • Crinkle Seam Binding – carrying over from the mini catalog
  • Old OliveOld Olive from the Ornate Garden Combo – new item
  • Flax ribbon 5/8″ – retiring – I cut a length and pulled individual strings from it to make a bow :O)
  • Pearlized Doilies – retiring
  • Clear and Gold Faceted Gems – retiring
  • Perennial Essence Floral Centers – retiring

Papers, notecards, ink and boxes…

  • Mini Pizza boxes – carrying over
  • Best Dressed 3×3 Notecards & Envelopes – retiring
  • Designer Series Paper 6×6 – retiring (this is a variety pack)
  • Come Sail Away DSP – retiring
  • Pearl Essence Vellum
  • Noble Peacock Foil Sheets
  • Balmy Blue ink and Purple Posy (you can use stampin’ Blends)

Fun project and knowing to whom I’m sending them makes it more fulfilling somehow. Anyway – hope you enjoyed seeing these today.

Thanks for stopping by

May you have a beautiful day

Make someone happy by sending them a handmade card 

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

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