Borderline Buddies

So did you all miss me last week? I had great plans to post, even told Susan that it was on my to do list for that day. Then life happend 🙁

I can’t believe that today my daughter is pretty much done with grade one. They have their assembly and awards in the morning and on Thursday they have their year end picnic at our large park downtown. We’ve had alot of ups/downs this year.  Two weeks ago her teacher’s brother passed away so he (the teacher) has not come back to school. He has also decided to move to another school next year, which is very sad for the children.

So I have no idea on what Susan has been working on this week, but head over to her blog: and see what she created.  I needed some “fresh” birthday cards for my birthday card swap. So I cased my card this week from “Stamps to Die for” over at

I only changed the sentiment as Im not sure what set she used.

Items used:

Stamp set: Dasiy Delight bundle (which is off the do not order list right now) Dragonfly Dreams

Ink: Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral, and Traquil Tide

Cardstock: Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral, Delightful Daisy DSP

Extras: Snail, Glue Dots, Dimensionals, Gold Faceted Gems.

Thanks for lookin’ and have a Stampin’ day!

Borderline Buddies

Ok so did you miss me last week? Sometimes I just dont know where my time goes. I write up a “to do list” for my days off. How much do you get done off your to do list? I felt last week it was like BAM! it was Wednesday. I started on somthing, and tried to get back to it …..

Oh well. This is another week!

So I wonder what new toys Susan has been playing with this week. Head on over to her blog and find out!  

So of course we have FULL access to our wonderful new Annual Catalog and all the new pretties inside it. I was in need of some birthday cards (of course!) so I cased a card from this website:

I had to change up the colors a little as (I love the ribbon she used however I didnt have that one)

I love how this turned out! There are two of the brand new INCOLORS on there!

Items used:

Stamp set: Happy birthday Gorgeous (bundle with framelits) **page 77 of the Annual Catalog

Cardstock: Whisper White, Sweet Sugarplum

Ink: Fresh Fig (incolor) Lemon Lime Twist (incolor) Sweet Sugarplum, Wild Wasabi

Extas: Snail, Dimensionals, Fresh Fig 1/2″ ribbon, Big Shot

Thanks for lookin’ and have a Stampin’ day!

Borderline Buddies

Well, it’s Wednesday, and the last Wednesday of May…. which means next week we can start to use stuff from the NEW ANNUAL CATALOG for Borderline Buddies!! I haven’t even played with my new stamps yet. Still being crazy stupid busy. So what I mean by busy is that I have been sick again 🙁

So let’s go see what Susan has created over at her blog: I went with quick/simple/clean again, and cased this from:  Thanks for sharing this Shelly.

Items used:

Stamp set: Acorny Thank you (Bundle) retiring

Cardstock: Crumb Cake

Ink: Real Red, Early Espresso

Extras: Linen Thread, Snail

Thanks for lookin’ and have a Stampin’ day!

Borderline Buddies

Hi Friends, we have one yes ONE more week til the new catalog goes live!! That also means one more week of sadly items retiring.

What is your FAVORITE retiring item/stamp? I found a stamp to use today that has not felt my love 🙁 One of my favorites that I have posted is Gorgeous Grunge. Check out what Susan has created by heading over to her blog:  I cased my quick and simple card from: Thanks Diane.

Items used:

Stamp set: Endless Thanks (retiring)

Ink: Watermelon Wonder, Pear Pizazzza, Blushing Bride, Versa Mark

Cardstock: Whisper White Note cards, scrap of Whisper White

Extras: Dimensionals, Gold Thread, Scissors, Heat tool, Gold embossing powder.

Thanks for lookin’ and have a Stampin’ day!


Borderline Buddies

Happy Wednesday! Hope your having a good week. Already middle of the month which means in just 15 more days our brand spanking new Annual Catalog will be going LIVE!! I know I already have a couple people who want me to order them a certain stamp set. I’m sure its going to be a HOT seller.

We of course are still working on using items that are saying goodbye. This item was in our Occasions catalog. I have loved seeing all the samples made with it, and I think it maybe one of the items I will “keep” instead of selling once the catalog is done.  To see what Susan created this week with one of her retired items, head over to her blog:  This week I cased a card from the Happy Stamper aka Amy K. I changed the sentiment that she used, it is from the same set. Check out her blog:

I {HEART} how this turned out!

Items used:

Stamp set(s): Oh so Succulent, All Things Thanks

Ink: Calypso Coral, Mint Macaron(retiring), Tip Top Taupe(retiring), Sweet Sugarplum

Cardstock: Old Olive, Tip Top Taupe (retiring) Whisper White, Succulent Garden DSP (retiring)

Extras: Layering Circles framelits, Big Shot, Succulent Framelits(retiring) Linen Thread, Snail, Dimensionals, Lacy Doilies.

Thanks for lookin’ and have a Stampin’ day!

Borderline Buddies

Well, it’s Wednesday again! How does that happen? Back on May 2nd as all of us demonstrators were finally able to place our pre-order for the new Annual Catalog, I too placed my order. It arrived here this Monday.  Yes I have opened up my box of new toys and have put them away.  I will start using them here shortly! 🙂

So of course we are still saying good bye to many of our beloved Stampin’ Up! supplies that are now retiring from our current catalog. You can see all the items retiring on my personal website:  Items are available while supply lasts. Many items are discounted as well. Want to see what item Susan is using this week? Head on over to her blog:   I cased my sample this week from Kathy Harrison a UK demo. Her blog is called the Stamping Shed and the post that I cased is from this post: I didnt use the washi tape that she used. I was not sure as to what one she used and the ones that I have would not have looked very good on my sample.

I LOVE how this card turned out!! Im going to miss Gorgeous Grunge, it sure is a nice stamp set for back ground work. Gives it lots of layers without “adding” more paper to the card.

Items used:

Stamp set: Gorgeous Grunge (retiring) Timelss Textures, Dragonfly Dreams

Ink: Early Espresso, Daffodill Delight, Tempting Turquosie

Cardstock: Whisper White, Thick Whisper White

Extras: Snail, Dimensionals, Tombow Liquid Glue,  Lace Doilies (one side is Very Vanilla the other is Whisper White)

Thanks for lookin’ and have a Stampin’ day!

Borderline Buddies

So the retirement list is out, and as a Stampin’ Up! independent demonstrator, I placed my pre-order today. It has already shipped!! I cannot wait to play with these new toys!!

We are working on retirement list.  Let’s head over to Susan’s blog:  to see what she found in her stash that is retiring.  I have been in a bit of a rut, with the retirement list out and a few recent life issues. I seem to have lost my creativity 🙁  I needed to make some congratulations cards for my team members (been trying to make these for a couple of months. I know I’m bad)  and a couple of birthday cards. I cased this from  I have met Sandi on a couple of occassions at Stampin’ Up! Convention or Leadership. I used different sentiments for my cards.

Sorry my work space was a little busy today when I was working on these.

Items Used:

Stamp set: Flourishing Phrases (retiring) Balloon Celebration

Ink: Crumb Cake, Sweet Sugarplum

Cardstock: Whisper White, Thick Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Sweet Sugarplum

Extras: Matching framelits, Snail, Tombow glue, Rhinestones (retiring/redesigned)

Thanks for lookin’ and have a Stampin’ day!


Borderline Buddies

Hi Friends, hope you all had a Happy Easter on the weekend. Last week we decided to take the day off… well I was leaving for Vancouver to see some Dr.’s and Susan and I talked and decided that I didnt have enough time to make something to post before I left.

So did you hear? Stampin’ Up! has posted their RETIREMENT LIST!! You can head over to my personal website:  to see what has retired, what is currently available, and what is DEEPLY DISCOUNTED!!

So this week, and I think maybe the weeks leading up to the launch of the new Annual Catalog will be themed Retirement. Head over to see what stamp set Susan found in her stash that is saying good bye to us on May 31, I cased my card from Stampin’ on the Prairie, I unfortunaly have had a few losses in recent weeks, one of my favorite uncle’s passed away late last month, and while down in Vancouver we stopped in to see my auntie/uncle (you know those people in your lives that are amazing friends of your parents that you call auntie/uncle?) and found out that her mom (93) passed away about the same day as my uncle. What are the chances of that?

Items used:

Stamp set: Thoughtful Branches, Flourishing Phrases (Thoughtful Branches was suppose to be an item in the Annual catalog this year, however the powers that be decided that it wasn’t selling very well so it was pulled)

Cardstock: Whisper White and Thick Whisper White

Ink: Marina Mist, Chocolate Chip, Wild Wassabi

Extras: Linen Thread, Snail, Sponge, Snail. I also make a mask, I cut out a square using one of my square framelits and a piece of Whisper White cardstock (ran it through the Big Shot) and taped it down on my grid paper with washi tape.

Thanks for lookin’ and have a Stampin’ day!

Borderline Buddies

I’m late again. I spent four days (including my two days off) with a migraine. Monday was the mother of all. I haven’t crafted since I made last weeks post either  😥  Trying to “pencil” in more creative time in my week.

Let’s head over to see Susan’s blog:  to see what she worked on this week.

I wanted to use my Oh so Succulent stamps again, however I was pressed for time so I was looking for something that I could do in like five-ten minutes and be done. I cased this card today from  I know that she stamped the images where I used my FREE SAB reward Succulent Garden DSP instead (have to find a way to use up more of my stuff!!) It’s not that I have a problem (cough cough) I’m sure most of you know what I’m talking about  😀

Items used:

Stamp set: Rose Wonder

Ink: Mint Macaroon

Cardstock: Sweet Sugarplum, Mint Macaroon, Succulent Garden DSP

Extras: Snail, Dimensionals

Thanks for lookin’ and have a Stampin’ day!

Borderline Buddies

I’m sorry for no post last week. I ended up pretty crazy busy, thought I had posted and have no idea where post went. This week I’m running late. I got a phone call late yesterday evening. One that no one likes to get. Anyways……

Head over to Susan’s blog:  to see what she created this week. This is our last THREE days of Sale-a-bration. I thought I would share with you this card I cased. I actually need some Thank you cards for my customers. I had several take advantage of my personal website and ordered online directly. I also had several order with me. Thank you all for making a purchase with me during SAB, and keeping my business alive and GROWING!!  I cased this card from Nice People Stamp:

I have to say (well other than making several of these cards) it was very quick and easy to make. (I still have the rest to make yet, however its all cut out, stamped and ready to be assembled.

Items used:

Stamp set: So Very Much, Delicate Details (both are SAB items)

Ink: Pool Party, Momento Black (this is my go to black ink you could use what ever black ink you have on hand.)

Cardstock: Thick Whisper White, Whisper White

Extras: Dimensionals, Snail.

Sory for being late, thanks for lookin’ and have a Stampin’ day!