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Monday, November 30, 2009

Monochromatic Whimsy Challenge 30

Hey there my friends...it's time for another Whimsy challenge this week! We are challenging you to create a monochromatic card! Pick one color and some neutrals and go to town! I went with an easel card...don't know how to make one of those? Come on over to the SNR Card Universe Whimsy Stamps group and check out our tutorial...chat with us and keep your eyes peeled for a change to win free stamps from time to time!
Here is my card!
I really like this little girl! Her name is Pajama Time Emma and she is just darling...really reminds me of my sweet daughter Isabella...Anwyho I choose to go with Ruby red as my main color and chocolate chip as an accent. I also used my nesties labels 9 to create my border.

The sentiment is from an MFT set called Isabella Paper doll greetings and I think it's super cute! Might send it to my niece, although my daughter has already claimed it as her own! So we will see!

Join us will you! We would love to see your monochromatic cards as well!


Stamps:Pajama time Emma by Whimsy Stamps



Accessories: baubles, basic grey buttons, linnen thread, glue dots, nesties labels 9, scallop border punch, water color pencils, blender pen

Hugs and happy Stampin!


P.S. Don't forget about the Whimsy Stamps Christmas card challenge! There are lots of yummy prizes to be won!!!

And a new event starts Tuesday...an advent event! Trust me you don't want to miss it!

Recycled Little Paper Shop a Sketch challenge {11-30-09}

Little Paper Shop Monday is upon us and Little Paper Shop has a sweet little card set for you! This weeks LPSC40 challenge is to make a card using a previous sketch challenge to create a holiday themed card. I choose to go with one of Cindy's sketches because I think it's super cute! So I made a little gift set! It's a Thankful card set...and since Thanksgiving was just this last week I thought it was appropriate! I know you want to play along! This weeks FAB prize is the {I Heart} set...you sooo need this in your collection!
Here is my little card portfolio...super easy to make! This little card set is going out as a Thanksgiving day gift to my sons teacher...I was slacking a little before Thanksgiving! Been a little busy! I love the tree from the {Chirp} set and the sentiment is from the {Topiary} set.

This little card portfolio is super easy to make! All you do is take a pice of 8.5 x 11 piece of cardstock and fold it in half at the 5.5 inch mark. Rotate your paper around and score again at the 2.5 inch mark. Now fold the portfolio at the 5.5 inch side and cut from the score mark to the end to make the nice even V shape in the middle. Clear as mud right? open back up and fold flaps up, use your crop-a-dial to punch holes and set the eyelets...voila, card portfolio complete!

And here is a pic of the 4 cards. They are simple, but still cute! You can hardly see the versamark trees but they are there!

Stamps:{Chirp} and {Topiary} by Little Paper Shop
Ink:versamark, stazon black, ruby red
Paper:ruby red, basic grey indian summer, very vanilla
Accessories: Crop-a-dial, eyelets, ribbon, scor-tape, prima flowers, buttons

If you need more inspiration with this sketch please check out LPSC25 blog post when the sketch was origionally placed. Lots of gorgeousness there!

Thank you sooo much for stopping by! Have a blessed day!


Sunday, November 29, 2009

Emelia's Tea Party Favors

My sweet baby girl had a tea party this weekend...her 4th birthday was yesterday! And she helped me make the invitations (Can be seen here) and she also helped me make the party favors...love that girl...we had sooo much fun!
Doesn't she just look gorgeous! I might be a little partial, but I think she's stunning! LOL Love how she'ss pose for me!

Yes she's in her underoos! I couldn't get her to get dressed that morning! Sheesh! But isn't she handling that big shot like a master!!! When we were working she kept telling me her muscles were getting bigger...and when we were done she started flexing and kissing her arms! HA!!!

Each of the favors had a tea cup and saucer, tea bag of assorted decaf tea, candy necklace, a little ring and earing stickers. The boys had chocolate coins and boyish stickers in theirs. I think the favors turned out cute and I already had a boy tell me he used his tea cup! YEAHHH!!!


Stamps: None

Ink: none

Paper: Garden party by DCWV

Accessories: Big shot, tea pot die, ribbon, Olivia Cuttlebug alphabet

Thank you soooo much for stopping by! Happy Stampin!

Hugs to all!


Thursday, November 26, 2009

WT246- A Sweet Challenge

Hey there my lovely friends! First and foremost I would like to wish everyone a very Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving! I thank the forefathers of America for their vision for a freedom of religion! A freedom to choose, a freedom to speak what you want! I thank them for going through with their vision no matter how arduous the journey may be! I am thankful to be able to celebrate this Thanksgiving and Lord willing many more to come!

Now onto my sweet challenge! Todays Splitcoaststampers ways to challenge 246 was to use sweets in your project! I have been wanting to try a candy bar ribbon slide for quite some time (even confiscated a candy bar from the kids trick or treating basket and stashed it!) and now I had the chance to do it...I think it turned out super cute and I'm going to give it to one of the guys at the gate of the base...might make a few more, they were super fast and are super cute and make a nice little gift for the guys and gals here that help make this place safe for us all!
And here is my project! Super fabby fab!
Really it took me less than 15 minutes to make this lovely little boy! Hmmm maybe I'll make a little tutorial for these little guys! With different measurements for different candy bars! LOL I think I'm getting ambitious! I already have another tutorial I'm working on, so please be on the lookout for that! P.S. The tag reads Holiday Blessings.
Here is the ribbon slide open.

I think it turned out super cute. I lvoe the colors and those felt snowflakes just add such a nice touch!
Stamps: {Christmas Tags} By Little Paper Shop (30% off right now! But hurry, sale ends soon!)
Ink: Baja Breeze
Paper: Baja Breeze, whisper white, retired DP by SU!
Accessories: Felt flurries, big shot, embossing folder, eyelets, ribbon, crop-a-dial, word window punch
Thanks sooo much for stopping by! Happy Stamping!!!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Little Paper Shop Monday {11-23-09}

Hello my stamping friends! I have for you a little paper shop challenge...it's a color challenge this week! To use the colors red, Kraft and brown.

And this is my card...I had already thrown 2 in the trash can and I am not the most pleased with this one, but I guess it will do! LOL I am having one of those days! erk! Anywho I hope you like my card. I used the sketch from Taylored Expressions and made a Thank you card like Your next stamp challenge 4 asked...so I hope you all like it!
Now don't forget to play along with LPS and check out all the FAb cards from the LPS DT over at the Little Paper Shop Blog.

Don't you just love the sweet graphic? It matches the super awesome Merry and Bright that we are giving away to one lucky participant...so What are you waiting for? Come and stamp with us...you know you're wanting to use these colors!! And win the FAB set!!!

Ohhh and don't forget the FAB sale that is going on at the Little Paper Shop Store...everything is on sale!!!! from 10%-70% off! Hurry, sale ends tomorrow!!!!

Stamps:Flourished Dove, Angelic Jena both by Little Paper Shop
Inks:Stazon Black, Kiwi Kiss
Paper:Pantry by basic Grey, Kraft, real red, close to cocoa
Accessories:nesties labels 9, circle punches, corner bracket, swirls embossing folder, big shot

Thank you sooo much for stopping by!

Happy Stampin


Whimsy WSC29...are you ready...

for Christmas? I'm not! Beena bit of a slacker this year actually! But hey there is still time and if I'm a little late, then boo hiss! LOL But I am not late with this Whimsy Stamps challenge...and the challenge is to make a Christmas card! YEAHHHH getting caught up with every challenge!

Here is my card!

This little guy is ready! He has his tree and his stocking all good to go! LOL The tree used to be a fancy button, till I clipped off the back that is! (Thank you Stephanie for the goodies, this card would not of been possible without you!) For both the tree and the stocking I used my gold Krylon pen to add some definition. I think it looks super cute!

So what are you waiting for? You know you want to play along with us! So come on and make a Christmas card...it will be fun! Join us over on the Whimsy blog to see what the rest of the gang has made!


Stamps: Whimsy Owl

Ink: Staz on black

Paper: DP Jolly by Basic grey, very vanilla, whisper white

Accessories: Nesties labels 9, buttons, Krylon gold pen, dimentionals, glue dots

This card is also for Beate's weekend sketch 107 and Saturday Spotlight SSHP08with hidden potential. The little ornaments on the tree count right?

Thank you sooo much for stopping by! Happy Stampin


Sunday, November 22, 2009

Not Stamped, but still yummy!

Today, for the very first time in my entire life, I made mashed potatoes...you know the kind NOT out of the box...and boy were they yummy!!! I actually made garlic mashed potatoes and I think what made them super yummy is the fact that I roasted my own garlic...and this is what the delectable yumminess looked like when it was done roasting!

Ohhh Thank you Pioneer Woman Cooks for your delectable recipes! You are the bestest ever! I hope you enjoy looking at my yummy garlic...and trust me it was as good as it looks!

Have a wonderful day!

Many Blessings!


Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Little Paper Shop Release day!

It's Little Paper Shop release day and to celebrate EVERYTHING in the store is on sale! That's right I said EVERYTHING!!!! So go have a look, all stamps are between 10%- 70% off!!! YOu don't want to miss this awesome sale and the new stamps are super awesome too! Wanna see what the FAB design team has created with the new releases? Check out the Little Paper Shop Blog and see what we've been up to!

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Stampin'


Monday, November 16, 2009

Whimsied Monday WSC29...

NOT A CARD!!! Todays Whimsy Stamps Blog challenge is to create something other than a card...I opted for an ornament...which I've been in the mood to make! So there you have it! LOL I hope you like it!

This little guy was super hard to take a pic of! I finally decided to just lay it flat on my counter and take a picture...Not the best, but not the worst. I totally need an OTT light!
Here is a little side view of it. I used the same DP that I used for the "wallpaper" and lined the side of the tin...looks sooo awesome, if I do say so myself! I stamped {Pajama Time Emma} on very vanilla using stazon black and then on Eskimo Kisses paper pad by Basic Grey/ cut it out and colored the sweet girl using water color pencils and a blender pen. I used a small piece of lace under the tree to look like a tree skirt. The tree itself was free cut and then embossed using the Swirls cuttlebug embossing folder. I love that folder, it was my first! I then added some pearls and crystals for the ornament and an eyelet for the topper.

The tree is up on dimentionals and {Pajama Time Emma} is up on 8 dimentionals stacked on top of each other for hight. The sentiment is {Katie Christmas} by Little Paper Shop.


Stamps: {Pajama Time Emma} by Whimsy stamps, sentiment {Katie Caroler} by Little Paper Shop

Ink: Stazon black

Paper: very vanilla, Desiger paper is Eskimo Kisses by Basic Grey

Accessories: crystals and pearls, star eyelets, glue dots, dimentionals, big shot, embossing folder, ribbon, crop-a-dial

I hope you play along with the WSC29 Challenge over at the Whimsy Stamps Blog...create something 3-D, you know you want to!

This project is also for the following challenges:

*Cute Daisy May- Texture

*Poly Craft- No Card Allowed

*Creative Inspirations- The Emme is my very first Whimsy image...LOVE IT!!!

*Charisman Cards- Merry and Bright...not a card, but def. merry and bright!

*Stampin B's - anything but a card

*Paper Cutz- stamped image

* Secret Crafter- Four Seasons (winter)

*Corrosive- Emboss it (my tree is embossed)

Have a wonderful day!

Happy Stampin'


Sneaky Peaky LPS Style!

It's Monday challenge and release day! We are having a fun one this time around and with it comes two new stamp sets! The first one I am previewing {For You} tonight...pun intended...it's the name of the set Silly People! {For You} will be released on Monday with another FAB set, but along with this release Julia has decided to have an INCREDIBLE SALE over at the Little Paper Shop store...everything in the store will be from 10-70% off! Yes I said 70% off...but hurry, sale lasts only for one week, so head on over to the store and see if there is anything that catches you're fancy...you know you have some stamps on your Christmas wish list (which is only about 6 weeks away...just a friendly reminder!)

This weeks LPSC42 challenge is to use a die cut in your card...I opted to make my whole card into a shape and I think it's cute! Come play along with us...you might win this fab new set! For LPSC42 Challenge click here!

Let me just say that it was super hard to take a pic of this card! It kept topling over! LOL I love it anyways tough. I love the lace...that my friend Nikki sent me...just got her box of goodies this Friday...YEAH for happy mail!!!

I used the {Eva} Basic Grey paper and some basic Grey buttons...My Nesties lables 9 and called it a day! This card is super simple to make, but cute non the less!

Stamps: {for You} by Little Paper Shop To be released on the 16th of Nov.
Paper: pretty in pink, very vanilla, Eva designer paper by Basic Grey
Accessories: Big Shot, labels 9, nestabilities, Offray lacem Basic Grey buttons, glue dots

Thank you sooo much for stopping by! Please visit the Little Paper Shop Blog to see what the rest of the DT is up to...they are just amazing I tell you! Plus you have a chance to win this {For You} stamp set just by leaving a comment over on the LPS Blog!!!

Have a FAB day and I will see you al later...gator!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

LPS *I Heart*...

Little Paper Shop Mondays. {I Heart} This set, it is just too cute and yes it's called {I Heart} It will be available on Tuesday over at The Little Paper Shop along with tomorrows awesome set and a super sale of 10%-70% off the whole entire site! A sale you don't want to miss because it only lasts for one week!!! Hurry hurry hurry!!!

Here is the card I made with {I Heart}...which left glitter all over me!

Wanna see what the rest of the DT has been doing with this set? Check out the Little Paper Shop Blog and while you're there please enter to win the {I Heart} set...it can be your absolutely FREE!!!

Stamps: {I Heart} by Little Paper Shop
Ink: Staz on black
Paper: Sahara sand, Bitter sweet designer pp by Basic Grey
Accessories: 3/4 inch square punch, glitter, pink brads, basic grey buttons

This card was also made for Beate's weekend sketch #106...super fun sketch!!! Check it out here!

Thank you sooo much for stopping by!

Happy Stampin'


Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Let's Have a Tea Party...

My little Emelia is having a Tea Party for her 4th Birthday! My friend Nikki has the Sizzix retired teapot die...so I e-mailed Nikki (from Smells Like Homemade) and asked her is I could borrow it from her...She is the best so she said YES!!! We were very excited! Here are her invitations!

Emelia ran all the pretty paper through my bigshot herselt! I then cut all the pieces at the perforated sections and then she helped me glue the pieces back on...only 3 and already paper piecing! The paper we used is the Garden Party stack from Die cuts with a view Stephanie Hester from "My Card Shack" was generous enough to send me an incredibly amazing package this week and this paper pack was one of the things in it...along with many other amazing things. Girl you are amazing! THANK YOU so much!!!

Emelia fell in love with The Garden Party collection the minute I opened the box and said she wanted to use it for her invitations...she then went to my cardstock collection and picked rose red...which matched perfectly! This girl has an eye! I also got another package that had basic grey buttons and she asked if we could use those...I love vreating with her! He's too cute!

Here is the inside...Nikki had made an invitation with the tea pot last year and she had figured out all the proper placement...she was kind enough to e-mail me the template so all I had to do is insert my information! Thank you Nikki!!! You saved me a whole lot of trouble!

If you have this die and would like the word document for the wording please just e-mail me at mabieme1999@yahoo.com with "tea pot template" as the subject.

Stamps: None, the you're invited is computer generated
Ink: none
Paper: Garden party DP by Die Cuts with a view, rose red, green galore, very vanilla
Accessories: Basic grey buttons, linnen thread, glue dots, rode red ribbon, word window punch, heart punch, big shot, teapot die

Thank you sooo much for stopping by! Your comments are always welcome and appreciated!

Have a blessed day!


Tuesday, November 10, 2009

A Whimsy 12 days of Christmas

Hello all! It's time for the awesome new release over at Whimsy stamps! We have a FAB new designer...Crissy Armstrong and you won't want to miss the excellent candy up for grabs! YOu can see the Crissy Armstrong Collection here...it's pretty awesome!!

So please start at Bev's Inspiring Blog and follow along until you reach the Whimsy blog...and be sure to comment along the way!

Monday, November 9, 2009

A sketchy Kinda Monday LPSC41

*****This is my second post for the day,
please scroll down to checkout my other post! *******

Hello friends...it's time once again for LPS Mondays...as in Little Paper Shop Mondays!!!

We have a very very fun sketch for you today and I think you are going to LOVE playing along with us!!! Bellow you will find the sketch in all it's prettiness! Did you know that if you play along with the DT using this sketch you can be entered to win a FREE stamp sets? The stamp set this week is: {MERRY AND BRIGHT} Now this is my little card...and I do mean little, I went for the micro card or tag...either one. This card actually measure 3.5 inches tall by 2.75 inches wide...so tine and sooo cute! O added a hole punch on the top corner and some ribbon and it is now a tag! SWEET!!! This is a very simple card but I have been haviong some major headache troubles, so I decided to keep it simple!

The Snow flake stamp is from a set called...you guessed it {Snowflakes} and the sentiment is from {Christmas Wishes}. I used a felt flurries snowflake and some moss ribbon...the ribbon really does look better IRL, with the kraft paper it looks very neat!

Thank you sooo much for stopping by! Please go to the Little Paper Shop Blog to see what the rest of the DT has come up with and that's also where you can enter to win the free {Merry and Bright} stamp set!

Thank you soooo much for stopping by!

Happy Stampin'


Whimsy Monday...{11-9-09}

This weeks challenge over at Whimsy Stamps is to use watercolors...in whatever for that might be! You can use water color pencils, water color wonder crayons, refills and water, the squished ink pads or you can go for the real deal Lucile water colors...totally up to you!

Here is my card!

This little girl is from Whimsy stamps, her name is Princess Emma. I just love how her orange and green gown turned out! I used my watercolor pencils (that I have had for over 10 years) and then a blender pen to get it looking all nice and purty! Added some rhinestones and a sentiment and that's pretty much it...scalloped an edge, used my coluzzle to get a half oval shape and my round tag punch...voila...card made! LOL
Stamps: Princess Emma from Whimsy Stamps, Cupcake Fhiona from Your Next Stamp
Ink: Stazon black
Paper: Designer paper, kiwi kiss, pacific point, whisper white
Accessories: Rhinestones, scallop border punch, rounded tab punch
Thank you sooo much for stopping by! Don't forget to stop by the other DT's blogs to see what they came up with...start at Whismy Stamps Blog please! Also, On Tuesday we have a very special release with a very special new artist Crissy Armstrong...I know right! I'm super excited too!!!
Have a FAB day and thankd for stopping by!!!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Ornamental Magnolia

So today I have 2 projects to share with you all. One is an ornament and the other is a card...yeahhh 3-D and flatish...I say flatish because my card has a little big of dimention to it!

The ornament is the double ball ornament from the SCS tutorial found here. It's super easy and these are super cute...although very hard to take a good picture of it!

This card I made using my very fisrt Magnolia stamps! I was blessed to win a challenge on SCS and I got to choose 3 Stamps from Magnolia here...super cute image right! I love this little girl! She was sooo much fun to color! I used my water color pencils and a blender pen and I think she turned out super cute! What do you think?

This card was made for 3 challenges. The first was a challenge over at Just Magnolia to use distressing on your card...can you see my tattered corner? That's as mush as I wanted to distress on this little baby! LOL The next challenge was the sketch from the Friday Sketchers blog and last but not least was a challenge to make a Christmas card over at StampinB's A challenge given by non other than Faith (aka Markiesmom) So there you have it! Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you like my projects! Please be sure to come back tomorrow and see my mondays...they are loaded up with 2 posts...but you're going to LOVE the projects!

Stamps: Merry Christmas Garland by Magnolia-licious
Ink: Stazon Black
Paper: Kraft, real red, whisper white, designer paper
Accessories: paper snips, linnen thread, large felt flurries, water color pencils, blender pens

Thank you sooo much for stopping by! May the Lord bless you today!

Hugs and happy Stampin'


Thursday, November 5, 2009

Sweet N Sassy Challenge Sketch

Can you please help a 5 year old boy with me?
A little boy named Noah Biorkman is in the last stages of a 2.5 year battle with Neuroblastoma Cancer. He has a week, possibly 2 left to live! His family is celebrating Christmas a little early this year, this weekend to be infact and all Noah's request was tp get LOTS of Christmas cards!!Please help out this little boy and send a card to:
Noah Biorkman
1141 Fountain View Circle
South Lyon, MI48178

This card for the Sweet N Sassy Stamps challenge one on SNR and one on their Sketch Challenge blog... SSS28 to be exact. I used one card for both challenges!

The challenge on SNR was to use a digi image and to use a piece of holly on that card...I used their Thursday Free bee from their webside and then made him a hat and added some liquid applique (does anyone even use that anymore? All I see is flower soft going around...never even seen the stuff myself, but it looks pretty neat!) Anwho, I also used a little charm that says believe...What do you think?
Simple but Cute IMO
Stamps: Duck didi image from Sweet n Sassy Stamps, Holly from {Global} by Little Paper Shop
Paper: retired designer paper, chocolate chip, very vanilla, real red
Accessories: liquid applique, ribbon, charm that says believe, rhinestones
Thank you so much for stopping by!
Happy Stampin,

Monday, November 2, 2009

Spreading the love...Jaime Style

**************Hello Everyone...this is my second post for today..for the Little Paper Shop Monday post please scroll down*************

Good morning all!!! And please welcome to this very special issue of Jaime Style Blog hop...this blog hop is in honor of Jaime Cates, victom to a random act of violence...we want to shower young Jaime with love and let her know that people care for her and are thing about her in this time of need for her...there are tons of prizes and fun fun cards to be seen! If you have just arrived at my blog and know nothing about the hop for Jamie please start at Katherina's Blog.

Jaime's favorite colors are pink and black...so won't you join us in making her some awesome cards! You don't have to make her a pink and black card, but please join us in showering her with LOVE that I know you stampers have!!

This is my card...it's made using a Whimsy Stamps image...I then cused my coluzzle circle cutter and matted the main image...although I matted it on a slight tilt...which I think is super cute! I also added some fun buttons and ribbon...this card meets 4 challenges:

-Whimsy Stamps Challenge to use circles
-Saturday Spotlight to use sentiments as the focal point (this might be stretching it a tad!)
-La La Land Challenge #10 to use ribbon
-Beate's WSC104 shetch!

I had a friend come over and she joined me in the fun challenges and Love sharing...this is her card...she hasn't really stamped before, scrabooked yes, but not stamed and I think she did a FAB job!

Stamps: Whimsy Giraffe by Whimsy Stamps, sentiment from Chirp By Little Paper Shop (for the inside I used the swirl from a set called {Flourished Dove}
Ink: Stazon black
Paper: Basic Black, Whisper white, pink passion
Accessories: black gingham ribbon, stripped ribbon, solid grosgrain ribbon, coluzzle, buttons, linnen thread, ink pad, blender pens

Now, how about joinnin us and making some FAB cards for Jaime!

Spread the love baby! From here lets hop on over to Missy's Blog...thanks for stopping by! For all the prizes, sponsors and where to enter for your chance to win please visit Spread the Love for Jaime Blog

Happy Hopping!


LPSC40 Little Mondays {Nov. 2, 2009}

Little Paper Shop Mondays that is!

Ohh where oh where has 2009 gone? Ohh where oh where did it go? I can NOT believe it's November already...do you know what this means? Tp us it means we are about to have a 4 year old and it means that CHRISTMAS is almost here...a Christmas that I am NOT prepared for yet! YIKEESSSSS!!!!

Anywho, off to my card for Little Paper Shop today! This weeks challenge is being issued by the incredibly awesome Mel...who will be leaving us and our design team...I know I already had to use a tissue! Mel has the most AMAZING projects, they are incredibly unique and extremely detailed and I am honored to say I was on a DT with her! Please check out her blog if you get a chance!

Anywho, I digress, her challenge is to make a card using both a digi image and stamps...super fun challenge by the way! Here is my card!

I used the ever cute Skating Katie and the sentiment is from the set {Make a Wish} I love this set, the sentiments are wonderful and the font is scrumptious! I did a little paper piecing on her dress, that if I do say so myself turned out super cute! then I went a la Cindy and embossed the whole thing in Swiss Dots embossing folder...too cute...snow is falling everywhere!

Stamps: Katie Skating Digi image and {Make a Wish} By Little Paper Shop
Paper: Real red, gold, whisper white, designer paper in Certainly celery
Ink: Stazon black and laser printer
Accessories: Large and small snowflake flouries, gold ribbon, gold brads, swiss dot embossing folder, rectangle large nestabilities, big shot

Now head on over to the Little Paper Shop Blog and see what the fuss is all about and make something for peets sake! You get entered to win some FREE goodies!

Thank you sooo MUCH for stopping by!

Happy Stampin'