Time Marches On | 3rd Thurs Blog Hop


Welcome to the 3rd Thursday BLOG HOP for March 2021.  This month we are focused on the theme “TIME MARCHES ON”!  And boy, I can’t believe it’s the middle of March already.  Here in the states, we have Sprung Forward for Daylight Savings Time.  The weather is trying to warm up a bit, and spring bulbs are starting to push their heads up to bloom again.


For myself, we are in the midst of selling our home and moving for a work relocation.  So, life is a bit crazy, stressed, and altogether out of sorts.  But I just start each day with a new TO-DO list and hope I can accomplish it! 


So, when I started to work on my project for the Blog Hop today, and the theme of Time Marches On… I immediately thought of the Sending Sunshine stamp set and my desire to see a sunrise on a nice warm beach somewhere!  Well, that may not happen for me anytime soon, but here’s to hoping.


I do have a Stampin’ Show & Tell video to share, where I take you through my creative process of creating the card.  I use the Stamparatus Tool today.  Hopefully my demonstration will help you understand how easy it can be to make multiple cards with little effort.  The tricky part is getting it set up, but then, no problem at all.  It really just takes a little practice.


So what did you think?  The Stampartus is really a pretty cool tool.  And this Sending Sunshine stamp set has some wonderful images to make beautiful sunrises.


Now that you have visited with me, and I hope my project may have inspired you, it’s time to send you along to the next blog with Susan Reitmeyer Legits .  Please leave me and the other paper crafters comments on our posts.  We just love to know what you think of our ideas.


Kimberley Anne Morris

Jan Musselman

Susan Webster - You Are Here!

Susan Reitmeyer Legits




Stamp Sets – Sending Sunshine [152592], Timeless Tropical [151497]

Card Stock – Early Espresso, Mango Melody, Basic White, 

Stamp Pads – Coastal Cabana Classic Ink, Bermuda Bay Classic Ink, Mango Melody Classic Ink, Early Espresso Classic Ink

Misc - Stamparatus Tool [146276], Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine [149653]

Old World Paper Embossing Folder [153200], Stampin’ Seal, Dimensionals




  • Card Base Size 8 ½ x 5 ½ [scored at 4 ¼ ]
  • Basic White 3 ⅜ x 4 ⅛ 
  • Mounting Piece 3 ⅝ x 4 ⅜ 

Stamping with the Stamparatus

  • Position your cardstock onto your board.

  • Now set up each image stamp on the cardstock, and press onto the arm of the tool.

  • Ink each image with color and stamp to cardstock.

Stamp Sentiment

  • Ink and stamp your sentiment.

Add Secondary Image

  • Stamp the Palm Tree with a clear block stamp.

Put It All Together

  • Layer the stamped image on the mounting piece.

  • Add to the dry embossed card base with dimensionals.