Stampin’ Up! Here For You In the Meadow

Mornin’, y’all!  Hope your weekend is dawning bright and clear and with something fun planned!

So this card for today is destined for our friends who…had a bad thing happen to them.  The kind of thing you see on the news.

Not the kind of thing that happens to actual people that you actually know.

On Tuesday evening, a pretty big storm was on its way to us here in Atlanta, but it veered around us, leaving us with no more than some big (BIG) straight-line winds.  Our friends have a hunting camp that they’ve been going to for 25 years or so.  The storm veered straight to it and a ginormous lightning strike hit their trailer and burned it to the ground.  Along with two boats, four jet-skis and all the things they’ve been collecting there all these years.

These aren’t rich folks.  They’re just people like we are.  Who gathered things up and treasured the memories they’ve made there.

Oh,  and they’d planned to go to the camp the next night.  If they had and the storm had been a night later…

So.  I decided I should make them a card.  Since…I’m a card maker!  I used the little sentiment stamp set called Here For You and added some images from In The Meadow.  Take a look-see:


I played along with the CAS-ual Fridays challenge…


As soon as I got this clean and simple card done, my brain started telling me all the things I could have done different/better/more elaborately.  But I think this fits our friends perfectly.

Next time!

I started with a piece of Crumb Cake card stock, matted on another Crumb Cake panel, and stamped the mountain image from In The Meadow twice in Crumb Cake ink.  I added a Lace Doily – Very Vanilla side up (I know, it looks white in the picture) – with some Liquid Glue.


I used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to position and stamp a sentiment from the Here For You set in Early Espresso at the bottom of the panel.

My art panel is a piece of Crumb Cake, torn to size, and stamped with the sweet deer image from In The Meadow, in Crumb Cake ink.  I used some Liquid Glue to adhere it to a torn Always Artichoke mat.  Finally, I wrapped a piece of Linen Thread around it, securing the thread in the back with scotch tape.  I popped the whole thing onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals and added a tiny Linen Thread bow with a dab of Liquid Glue.


I added a few Always Artichoke Enamel Shapes and the card front was done!

On the inside, I added another Crumb Cake mountain from In The Meadow to a piece of Very Vanilla card stock – this time I stamped it off once first. Over the top, I added a second sentiment from Here For You in Early Espresso.  I inked the stamp and then covered the “I” at the beginning with a piece of Sticky Note – the card will be from Wayne and I, not just me!


I SNAILd the panel to a Crumb Cake mat and into my Always Artichoke card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Crumb Cake Medium Envelope got a Crumb Cake image from In The Meadow on the front…


…and again on the envelope flap.  And I also added a third sentiment (“Well, this just stinks.”) from Here For You in Early Espresso.


Et Voila!  I hate that this happened to them, but I hope this little card – simple as it is – will let them know that we’re thinking about them.  I love the In The Meadow set and the little sentiments in Here For You are great.  They’re the kinds of things people actually say – and I like that!  Hope you like! 🙂

Scroll on down for the card cuts and all the products you’ll need to make this one for yourself!  


HOST CODE FOR 16 MAR – 31 MAR: XBYZMW9W

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2016-17 Annual Catalog or the 2016 Holiday Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


 End-of-Sale-A-Bration Ordering Special

 Now thru 31 Mar!  

Cash in as many times as you want!

 

 

For all orders OVER $50…

1. DOUBLE PEPPERMINTS

                I’m offering DOUBLE Peppermint Rewards Points for all orders (over $50 before shipping and tax) placed thru me by 31 Mar.                 Peppermint Rewards Points are part of my Punkin’ Head Customer Rewards Program – and collecting them leads you to FREE    gifts! For more information on the benefits of collecting Peppermints, check out my Punkin’ Head Customer Rewards program right here!

2.  FREE SHIPPING
               I’m offering free shipping on all orders over $50 (before shipping and tax) placed through me between now and 31 Mar.  

               Here are the two ways you can order and receive your free shipping rebate: 

               1.  Place your order directly through my online store, and:

                     – Give me with your mailing address and I’ll send you a rebate check for your shipping costs
                            or
                     – Provide me with your PayPal account e-mail and I’ll send you your rebate via PayPal

               2.  Send me your order via email, I’ll deduct the shipping costs and send you an invoice through PayPal.

3.  FREE MULTI-PURPOSE LIQUID GLUE with every order over $50 (before shipping and tax)


The Countdown Has Really Begun!

7 Days Remain!

Join My Team – the Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew – Today!

(And get TWO FREE STAMP SETS!)

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Right now, get up to $200 for just $99.  And – it ships for free!  You select $125 worth of product and pay just $99 – plus, right now, you get 2 FREE BONUS STAMPS with a value up to $104.  Did I mention FREE SHIPPING??  Doesn’t get a lot better than that!

And – of course, from the moment you join, you’ll get your 20 – 25% demonstrator discount on all your future Stampin’ Up! products!

If you’re interested in becoming a Demonstrator or have any questions about joining, feel free to drop me an email, I’d love to tell you more about it!  Or visit my Join My Team page for more details.  I welcome all types of Demonstrators on my team – from those who’d just like to get the discount for themselves to those who want to build a business. 🙂

 



Don’t forget we’ve got new goodies on the Sale-A-Bration list!  Used to be SEVEN – now we’re down to just FIVE.  Both embossing folders have sold out, so they’re not available any longer!!  Sorry – but…you need to hurry to get your favorite.  Don’t forget you need to use the code in this table – not the “normal” item code in the Online Store!


There’s less than a week to take advantage of all the great deals in Sale-A-Bration and my Ordering Special.  And don’t forget the chance to win that Blog Candy!  Scroll on down and read how to get entered to win!

TTFN

Mary


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:    


CARD CUTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:

Always Artichoke Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); 2 1/2″ x 3″ (mat for art piece)

Crumb Cake Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); 2 1/2″ x 3″ (art piece)

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator. Just click on the Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions. Happy Stamping!


Shop the Clearance Rack here. Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! Products – Join my Punkin Head Peppermint Rewards – My online customer thank you program!


 End of Sale-A-Bration Blog Candy!

Here’s what’s up for grabs!

  • 2016-2018 In Color Cardstock (8 1/2″ x 11)
  • Window Shopping Stamp Set (Clear)
  • Watercolor Pencils
  • Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack
  • Glimmer Paper Pack 
  • So Very Much Stamp Set (Clear)
  • Make a Medallion Stamp Set (Photo)
  • And this card I shared today!

How to win?

Everyone who places an order with me between now and the end of Sale-A-Bration, of $25 or more (before shipping and tax) will get an entry to win! 

There’s no limit on how many entries you can earn – every $25 gets one!  So a $50 order will get two…$75 will get three….etc!  

Don’t forget that every $50 order ALSO receives….

  • A Sale-a-Bration Item
  • Free Shipping!
  • Double Peppermint Points
  • A FREE bottle of Liquid Glue!

So, hurry and get entered to win!  You’ve got until the end of the business day on 31 March to get your orders in at my Online Store.  On Saturday, 1 April, I’ll put all the entries in a hat (or maybe a box!) and draw one lucky name!  Remember – the more times you enter, the better your chances of winning this great set of Blog Candy!! 🙂  The lucky winner will be announced in my Sunday blog.

Please note, per the Demonstrator rules from Stampin’ Up!, only those of you who live in the United States can order from me and be entered to win and I’m only able to ship Stampin’ Up! merchandise to addresses within the United States. Thanks for your understanding and good luck!!🙂


FINN-FAN FIX….

Finn had become a bit of a lap-hug-hog.

He’s always on the lookout for any cats who think they might like to get in my lap and he does what he can to preclude that from happening.

Sometimes it means he has to do a half-lap-hug.  Back half on the floor, front half – the one with the giant wet likker – on the lap.

And bring his toy-of-the-moment with him.

A guy has to do what a guy has to do to keep those pesky cats in line.

The struggle is real. 😉

TTFN

M

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Stampin’ Up! So Very Much Love & Affection and End-of-SAB Blog Candy!

Mornin’, y’all – welcome to Friday!  In exactly one week, we’ll be looking square at the end of Sale-A-Bration.

Don’t let it pass you by, okay?  It’s a great time to shop till you drop or join my team!

I’ve got some nice Blog Candy for you  – take a look near the end of the post for details and to see how you can get entered to win!

My card for today uses one of the more simple and straightforward stamp sets in the Sale-A-Bration flyer – one that’s been available from the git-go.  It’s the So Very Much stamp set, and I paired it with the Affectionately Yours Specialty DSP.  Take a look-see:


My color palette was inspired by the Can You CASE It color challenge this week.


This is a super simple card to put together!

I started with the pretty Affectionately Yours Specialty DSP and SNAILd a piece of the Night of Navy and Crumb Cake design to a mat of Mint Macaron.  For my little banners, I used a piece of Mint Macaron 3/8″ Sheer Linen Ribbon and one of Mint Macaron 5/8″ Mini Striped Ribbon, snipping banner ends and adhering them to the card front with Liquid Glue.


Then I added a piece of Copper embossed paper from the DSP stack, matted on Mint Macaron and adhered with Liquid Glue.

For my sentiment, I inked the large image from So Very Much in Versamark Ink and stamped it on a piece of Crumb Cake card stock, sprinkled it with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heated it up with my Heat Tool.  Then I matted it on Mint Macaron and popped it on the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.


I added a few Pearl Basic Jewels and the card front was done!

On the inside, I added a second sentiment from So Very Much in Night of Navy to the middle of a Whisper White panel.  Across the bottom, I added a Mint Macaron-matted strip of Copper embossed Affectionately Yours DSP.


I SNAILd the panel to a Mint Macaron mat and into my Night of Navy card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

Across the front of my Crumb Cake Medium Envelope, I added a few flower images from the Love & Affection stamp set in Night of Navy and highlighted them with my White Gel Pen…


…and then I added more of the Copper embossed Affectionately Yours Specialty DSP to the envelope flap.


Et Voila!  This is a big, bold sentiment from So Very Much that doesn’t need any help, so I just let it and the Affectionately Yours Specialty DSP do all the work for me!  Hope you like! 🙂

Scroll on down for the card cuts and all the products you’ll need to make this one for yourself!  


HOST CODE FOR 16 MAR – 31 MAR: XBYZMW9W

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2016-17 Annual Catalog or the 2016 Holiday Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


 End-of-Sale-A-Bration Ordering Special

 Now thru 31 Mar!  

Cash in as many times as you want!

 

 

For all orders OVER $50…

1. DOUBLE PEPPERMINTS

                I’m offering DOUBLE Peppermint Rewards Points for all orders (over $50 before shipping and tax) placed thru me by 31 Mar.                 Peppermint Rewards Points are part of my Punkin’ Head Customer Rewards Program – and collecting them leads you to FREE    gifts! For more information on the benefits of collecting Peppermints, check out my Punkin’ Head Customer Rewards program right here!

2.  FREE SHIPPING
               I’m offering free shipping on all orders over $50 (before shipping and tax) placed through me between now and 31 Mar.  

               Here are the two ways you can order and receive your free shipping rebate: 

               1.  Place your order directly through my online store, and:

                     – Give me with your mailing address and I’ll send you a rebate check for your shipping costs
                            or
                     – Provide me with your PayPal account e-mail and I’ll send you your rebate via PayPal

               2.  Send me your order via email, I’ll deduct the shipping costs and send you an invoice through PayPal.

3.  FREE MULTI-PURPOSE LIQUID GLUE with every order over $50 (before shipping and tax)


The Countdown Has Really Begun!

8 Days Remain!

Join My Team – the Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew – Today!

(And get TWO FREE STAMP SETS!)

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Right now, get up to $200 for just $99.  And – it ships for free!  You select $125 worth of product and pay just $99 – plus, right now, you get 2 FREE BONUS STAMPS with a value up to $104.  Did I mention FREE SHIPPING??  Doesn’t get a lot better than that!

And – of course, from the moment you join, you’ll get your 20 – 25% demonstrator discount on all your future Stampin’ Up! products!

If you’re interested in becoming a Demonstrator or have any questions about joining, feel free to drop me an email, I’d love to tell you more about it!  Or visit my Join My Team page for more details.  I welcome all types of Demonstrators on my team – from those who’d just like to get the discount for themselves to those who want to build a business. 🙂

 



Don’t forget we’ve got new goodies on the Sale-A-Bration list!  Used to be SEVEN – now we’re down to just FIVE.  Both embossing folders have sold out, so they’re not available any longer!!  Sorry – but…you need to hurry to get your favorite.  Don’t forget you need to use the code in this table – not the “normal” item code in the Online Store!


Keep going to see the  Blog Candy and how to get entered to win!

TTFN

Mary


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:    


CARD CUTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:

Night of Navy Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″)

Mint Macaron Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3 1/2″ x 3 7/8″  (mat for Copper embossed panel); 3 1/4″ x 4″ (mat for sentiment); 7/8″ x 4″ (mat for inner liner strip)

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

Affectionately Yours Specialty DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); 3 3/8″ x 3 3/4″ (Copper embossed DSP panel); 3/4″ x 3 7/8″ (inner liner strip); envelope flap

If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator. Just click on the Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions. Happy Stamping!


Shop the Clearance Rack here. Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! Products – Join my Punkin Head Peppermint Rewards – My online customer thank you program!


 End of Sale-A-Bration Blog Candy!

Here’s what’s up for grabs!

  • 2016-2018 In Color Cardstock (8 1/2″ x 11)
  • Window Shopping Stamp Set (Clear)
  • Watercolor Pencils
  • Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack
  • Glimmer Paper Pack 
  • So Very Much Stamp Set (Clear)
  • Make a Medallion Stamp Set (Photo)
  • And this card I shared today!

How to win?

Everyone who places an order with me between now and the end of Sale-A-Bration, of $25 or more (before shipping and tax) will get an entry to win! 

There’s no limit on how many entries you can earn – every $25 gets one!  So a $50 order will get two…$75 will get three….etc!  

Don’t forget that every $50 order ALSO receives….

  • A Sale-a-Bration Item
  • Free Shipping!
  • Double Peppermint Points
  • A FREE bottle of Liquid Glue!

So, hurry and get entered to win!  You’ve got until the end of the business day on 31 March to get your orders in at my Online Store.  On Saturday, 1 April, I’ll put all the entries in a hat (or maybe a box!) and draw one lucky name!  Remember – the more times you enter, the better your chances of winning this great set of Blog Candy!! 🙂  The lucky winner will be announced in my Sunday blog.

Please note, per the Demonstrator rules from Stampin’ Up!, only those of you who live in the United States can order from me and be entered to win and I’m only able to ship Stampin’ Up! merchandise to addresses within the United States. Thanks for your understanding and good luck!!🙂


FINN-FAN FIX….

I’ve probably mentioned a time or two that Finn’s a bit of a ….goofball!  Heck, I’ve even provided photographic evidence!

Well, I have more.

Seems like he gives me some every day, as long as I’m quick enough with the camera!

When he plays with his many toys – yes, he tends to gather them all together on the living room floor and just moves from one to the other.

Sometimes he doesn’t even get up – just drops one and grabs the next closest one.

Sometimes he does all that on his back.

Warning – graphic photos of puppy pantaloons ahead….

TTFN

M

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Stampin’ Up! Large Number Balloon Adventures for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

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Happy Thursday, y’all – and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!  It’s color week and I hope that you’ll take a few minutes to check out all our projects!  And then maybe you’ll make them for yourselves!

The colors were pretty challenging for me – it’s a combination I likely wouldn’t have selected myself…


I needed a birthday card for a young man who turned two just a week or so ago.  And the Party Animal suite uses these colors, so…I figured…there ya go, Mare!  There’s the answer.  I added in some Large Numbers Framelits and the fun Balloon Adventures bundle and…take a look-see:


I started with an Emerald Envy card base and, using the confetti/sprinkles image in the Balloon Adventure stamp set, stamped it a couple of times across the front of the card.

My middle panel is a piece of Whisper White, matted on Crumb Cake card stock.  In the middle, I stamped a “balloon string” from Balloon Adventures in Crumb Cake.  And I added a sentiment in Emerald Envy at the bottom

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I used the Balloon Bouquet Punch to cut a large balloon from Whisper White.  Over that, I adhered an Emerald Envy balloon cut with a Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits die.  For a little bling, I cut a second polka-dot balloon from Silver Glimmer Paper and adhered the little cut outs in the negative space.

I used the Number of Years stamp set and the Large Numbers Framelits for the center portion of the panel.  I cut a “2” from a piece of Party Animal DSP and one from Emerald Envy card stock.  Then I adhered them together – just a little offset to create a “shadow”.  I used the “nd” in Number of Years and stamped it in Emerald Envy, then popped the number on with Stampin’ Dimensionals.


On the inside, I used the Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits to create a fun element for this card.  I used a piece of Whisper White card stock  – scored in the middle – and cut it with the large pop-up die.  Then I used the solid balloon image in the Balloon Adventures stamp set to stamp the three balloons in the cut out in Emerald Envy and Crushed Curry.  I also stamped the middle balloon in Emerald Envy with the striped balloon image.


Next, I cut two more polka-dot balloons with the Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits in Crushed Curry and added them with Liquid Glue to the green balloons.

The sentiment is stamped in Emerald Envy, with a Crushed Curry banner around it – both are from Balloon Adventures.  And I added a little Emerald Envy bow.

For the DSP panels, I matted some Party Animal DSP on Crumb Cake and used Liquid Glue to adhere it to the large die cut panel.  I also added some Crumb Cake mats behind the side panels.

I carefully folded the die cut inner panel and burnished the creases, laid it flat and put Liquid Glue on just the side panels, and adhered it to the card base, which I’d laid flat on my work table.


Then I popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got a Balloon Adventures stamped balloon in Emerald Envy on the front.  I added a Crumb Cake “string” and then adhered one of the Silver Glimmer Paper cut outs over the top of the balloon …


…and added some more Party Animal DSP to the envelope flap.


Et Voila!  Isn’t this a fun die cut?  Although the card is a little bulky feeling, I don’t think the recipient will have any idea that the inside of the card is going to be so cute and dramatic!  Hope you like – and will add it to your stash before it’s gone! 🙂

Now that you’ve seen my project, please take a little time to visit all the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hoppers today!

If you click on the Next Blog button, you’ll go right to Jari Francis’ page. And you can just click on the names below to go direct to all the blogs!

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Amy Koenders

Shelagh Freemantle

Mary Deatherage – YOU ARE HERE!

Jari Francis

Kristi Gray

Jaime Babarczy

Have fun on the Hop!

TTFN

Mary


HOST CODE FOR 16 MAR – 31 MAR: XBYZMW9W

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2016-17 Annual Catalog or the 201 Occasions Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


NOW Is The Time To Sign Up And Get That Super-Duper Starter Kit

(Plus TWO FREE Stamp sets!)

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We all love a great deal, don’t we?

And the BEST DEAL, with the BEST VALUE, is the Starter Kit!

Right now, get up to $200 for just $99.  And – it ships for free!  You select $125 worth of product and pay just $99 – plus, right now, you get 2 FREE BONUS STAMPS with a value up to $104.  Did I mention FREE SHIPPING??  And – of course, from the moment you join, you’ll get your demonstrator discount on all your future Stampin’ Up! products!

If you’re interested in becoming a Demonstrator or have any questions about joining, feel free to drop me an email, I’d love to tell you more about it!  Or visit my Join My Team page for more details.  I welcome all types of Demonstrators on my team – from those who’d just like to get the discount for themselves to those who want to build a business. 🙂


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT          



CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Emerald Envy Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, score and fold at 4 1/4″); Balloon Adventures die cuts; Large Numbers Framelits die cut

Crumb Cake Card Stock: 2 3/8″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front); 2 1/8″ x 3 3/8″ (x2 – mats for inside DSP panels); 2 3/8″ x 5 1/8″ (x2 – mats for inside liner)

Whisper White Card Stock:  2 1/4″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); 5″ x 8″ (inside liner)

Party Animal DSP: 2″ x 3 1/4″ (x2 – inside DSP panels); Large Numbers Framelits die cut; envelope flap

Crushed Curry Card Stock: Balloon Adventures die cuts

Silver Glimmer Paper: Balloon Adventures die cuts

If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator. Just click on the Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions. Happy Stamping!


Shop the Clearance Rack here. Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! Products – Join my Punkin Head Peppermint Rewards – My online customer thank you program!



Finn-Fan Fix…will be back tomorrow!  No FFF’s on Blog Hop Days! 🙂

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Stampin’ Up! New Sale-A-Bration Goodies and Last Chances to Score Big!

Okay, y’all!  It’s Hawwpm Day.  Ten days from now you’re going to wake up on April Fool’s Day and think….Sale-a-Bration is over?  No, it can’t be.  Must be an April Fool’s joke.

But it won’t be.  Sale-a-Bration ends on 31 Mar which is a mere 9 days from now.  So, today’s post is sans card, cuz I want to be sure y’all get the best chance possible to wring every deal, savings and bonus that you can in these last few days.

Hang on…

First off – Stampin’ Up! has added SEVEN new items that you can select as your free Sale-A-Bration goody when you spend $50 in product (before shipping and tax).  And these are cool, folks – goodies from the Occasions and Annual catalogs!  Take a look-see:


Now – please note, to receive one of the Sale-A-Bration final day’s products for free, you MUST use the item code noted in the above table – and not the regular item code!!  (picture me stomping my foot for emphasis!)

Just a reminder what all these goodies are…


These are in addition to the other Sale-A-Bration goodies we’ve been looking at for the past couple of months.  Well…except for the Card Tin and the Glimmer Paper Pack – sorry, but those are sold out! 😦

Next Up – my Ordering Special is still going on and will be for the remainder of Sale-A-Bration:

For all orders OVER $50…

1. DOUBLE PEPPERMINTS

                I’m offering DOUBLE Peppermint Rewards Points for all orders (over $50 before shipping and tax) placed thru me by 31 Mar.                 Peppermint Rewards Points are part of my Punkin’ Head Customer Rewards Program – and collecting them leads you to FREE    gifts! For more information on the benefits of collecting Peppermints, check out my Punkin’ Head Customer Rewards program right here!

2.  FREE SHIPPING
               I’m offering free shipping on all orders over $50 (before shipping and tax) placed through me between now and 31 Mar.  

               Here are the two ways you can order and receive your free shipping rebate: 

               1.  Place your order directly through my online store, and:

                     – Give me with your mailing address and I’ll send you a rebate check for your shipping costs
                            or
                     – Provide me with your PayPal account e-mail and I’ll send you your rebate via PayPal

               2.  Send me your order via email, I’ll deduct the shipping costs and send you an invoice through PayPal.

3.  FREE MULTI-PURPOSE LIQUID GLUE with every order over $50 (before shipping and tax)

****************

 

Finally – there’s only 9 more days to “steal” $200 worth of product for the low low price of $99.  Yep – I’m talking about the Starter Kit!  

Get your normal $125 worth of product.  Then – pick TWO extra stamp set – any two stamp sets – for free!  And as usual – it’ll ship right to you for FREE!

I’ll even help you with the sign-up process over the phone!  In fact, I’ll be with you every step of the way!  So whether you just want that 20-25% discount on every single purchase, or would like to build a business doing something you love with the best products on the market…let me help you do that!  If you’ve got questions – drop me a line. 🙂


So there you have it, folks – you’ve still got time to take advantage of all these great deals!  Between my ordering special and the Sale-A-Bration benefits for hosting, joining and shopping…well.  Y’all can still make out like bandits!

Tomorrow is the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop – I’ll be back in your inbox at 7am Eastern! 🙂

TTFN

Mary


HOST CODE FOR 16 MAR – 31 MAR: XBYZMW9W

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2016-17 Annual Catalog or the 2016 Holiday Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


FINN-FAN FIX….

Finn had a little chat with the horses this morning.

They’re not too happy with him.

Used to be that they were the cute ones!  But did they even get space in the blog?

Nooooooo.

So, he told them the solution is obvious.

They just need to do something cute.  Photogenic.  Blog-worthy.

And if they did that, he’d graciously allow them one guest appearance in the mom-blog.

They took him at his word.

On Tuesday when it was so hot – they all went for a swim.


That’s Cerah on the left – she’s splashing water as hard as she can.  Laying down is her daughter Cady.  She keeps trying to roll in the water.  She’s 14 and still hasn’t figured out that that’s going to get water in her ears!  Bo is getting out.   He’s done.

And Cerah’s splashing me, Mooooooom! 😉

Finn requests that you all be as impressed with the horses’ cuteness as you are with his.

And then get over it and lavish all your adoration on him.  They can have another turn next year! 

Maybe.  😉

TTFN

M

Categories: Ordering Special! | Tags: , , | 14 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Bella & Iconic Occasions Get Well Card

Mornin’, y’all!  How’s it going this week?  We’re experiencing the oddest weather pattern I’ve seen in a while!  Cold as a well-diggers lunch bucket one day, and so pretty and warm it just makes your throat tighten up the next!  The first official day was one like that – started off chilly and then…spectacular!  Oh – and my seed potatoes arrived in the mail!

Ruh-roh!  Best get that garden ready to go!! 🙂  Spring is a-springing!

My card for today has really nothing whatsoever to do with spring.

My friend’s friend’s mother fell and broke her hip.

Ouch! 😦

And, so, they need a get well card.  She has a Bichon-Frise!  Bella & Friends.  Hello?  Bella is obviously a Bichon.  So I paired her with the fun little Iconic Occasions (Host-exclusive set from the Occasions catalog) stamp set.  Take a look-see:


My layout is inspired by the sketch portion of this week’s Fusion challenge.  Obviously I didn’t use the inspiration photo, huh?


And my color palette is from the My Favorite Things Color Challenge.


I started with a piece of Sweet Sugarplum paper from the Succulent Garden DSP and SNAILd it to a Sweet Sugarplum mat.

The art layer is a piece of Whisper White card stock, SNAILd to a Sweet Sugarplum mat.

Using my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, I stamped the Bella & Friends image in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  After inking the stamp and before stamping it, I covered the balloon on the stamp with a sticky note.


I made my balloon bouquet using the image in the Balloon Adventures stamp set.  First I stamped it in Sweet Sugarplum.  I covered that balloon with a sticky note mask, then stamped a balloon in Island Indigo and one in Marina Mist.  I covered both of those, too, and stamped the last balloon in Wisteria Wonder.  I used my ruler and Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker to add 3 more strings down to Bella.

I used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to add the Bella & Friends sentiment in Sweet Sugarplum.

With a Blender Pen, I picked up ink from the top of my Island Indigo and Marina Mist ink pads to color Bella’s winged friend.


With a Marina Mist, Island Indigo and Sweet Sugarplum Stampin’ Write Marker, I added a bandaid to Bella’s hip.


Her collar is colored in Sweet Sugarplum and I added a little “ground” under her with the Wisteria Wonder marker.  I used my White Gel Pen to add some highlights to the balloons.

The final touch is a teensy tiny little bow tied from a piece of Elegant Eggplant Solid Baker’s Twine and adhered with a little dab of Liquid Glue (speaking of which – don’t miss your chance to get a free bottle from me thru the end of SAB!).

I popped the Bella panel over the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals, and the card front was done!

On the inside, I positioned the Get Well Soon sentiment from Iconic Occasions and stamped it in Sweet Sugarplum.  Over the top, again with the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, I added two bandaids from Iconic Occasions.  One is in Marina Mist and one is in Island Indigo – both were stamped-off-once before stamping the card.


I SNAILd the panel to a Sweet Sugarplum mat and into a Basic Gray card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got a couple of images from Iconic Occasions across the front – in Island Indigo, Marina Mist and Wisteria Wonder…


…and added a little more of the Sweet Sugarplum Succulent Garden DSP to the envelope flap.


Et Voila!  Bella’s sweet little Bichon face is going to bring a smile to the recipient, I’m sure.  And, I hope, help brighten her day!  Hope you like!

Scroll on down for the card cuts and all the products you’ll need to make this one for yourself!  


HOST CODE FOR 16 MAR – 31 MAR: XBYZMW9W

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2016-17 Annual Catalog or the 2016 Holiday Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


 End-of-Sale-A-Bration Ordering Special

 Now thru 31 Mar!

 

For all orders OVER $50…

1. DOUBLE PEPPERMINTS

                I’m offering DOUBLE Peppermint Rewards Points for all orders (over $50 before shipping and tax) placed thru me by 31 Mar.                 Peppermint Rewards Points are part of my Punkin’ Head Customer Rewards Program – and collecting them leads you to FREE    gifts! For more information on the benefits of collecting Peppermints, check out my Punkin’ Head Customer Rewards program right here!

2.  FREE SHIPPING
               I’m offering free shipping on all orders over $50 (before shipping and tax) placed through me between now and 31 Mar.  

               Here are the two ways you can order and receive your free shipping rebate: 

               1.  Place your order directly through my online store, and:

                     – Give me with your mailing address and I’ll send you a rebate check for your shipping costs
                            or
                     – Provide me with your PayPal account e-mail and I’ll send you your rebate via PayPal

               2.  Send me your order via email, I’ll deduct the shipping costs and send you an invoice through PayPal.

3.  FREE MULTI-PURPOSE LIQUID GLUE with every order over $50 (before shipping and tax)


Don’t Waste Another Moment!

Join My Team – the Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew – Today!

(And get TWO FREE STAMP SETS!)

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Right now, get up to $200 for just $99.  And – it ships for free!  You select $125 worth of product and pay just $99 – plus, right now, you get 2 FREE BONUS STAMPS with a value up to $104.  Did I mention FREE SHIPPING??  Doesn’t get a lot better than that!

And – of course, from the moment you join, you’ll get your demonstrator discount on all your future Stampin’ Up! products!

If you’re interested in becoming a Demonstrator or have any questions about joining, feel free to drop me an email, I’d love to tell you more about it!  Or visit my Join My Team page for more details.  I welcome all types of Demonstrators on my team – from those who’d just like to get the discount for themselves to those who want to build a business. 🙂

 


Take advantage of my Ordering Special, y’all!  Please – I want to spread the happy stickiness of Liquid Glue! 😉

Also – a little bad news….Stampin’ Up! told us on Monday that the beautiful Glimmer Paper packs from Sale-A-Bration have sold out completely!  We won’t be getting them back in stock, so…if you didn’t get a pack, I’m so sorry! 😦

TTFN

Mary


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:   


CARD CUTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:

Basic Gray Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″)

Sweet Sugarplum Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″  (mat for art panel)

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 3/8″ x 4 5/8″ (art panel); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

Succulent Garden DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); envelope flap

If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator. Just click on the Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions. Happy Stamping!


Shop the Clearance Rack here. Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! Products – Join my Punkin Head Peppermint Rewards – My online customer thank you program!


FINN-FAN FIX….

Yesterday was a big day for Finn.

It was his first – ever! – First Day of Spring!

And, as it was a gorgeous day (not that he’s all that picky about the temperature!!) he spent much of it outside.

Which is actually a place he likes to be much of the time!

May I present to you my ever-so-handsome, almost 10 month old….Finnius Deatherage.

I know.  Cute as a bug one day…and handsome as a movie star the next!

He’s a man of many facets. 🙂

TTFN

M

Categories: Get Well Soon | Tags: , , , | 22 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Helping Me Grow Sticky Note Holder

Mornin’, y’all!  So – did you see my Facebook video?  Either live or not-live?  Or find it on YouTube?

I hope so!  That’s the place to see how to make the cute, vintage-y Sticky Note holder that coordinates with my shaker card from yesterday.

If you missed it – check it out right here!

Enjoy!                                                                                                      

Scroll on down for the card cuts and all the products you’ll need to make this one for yourself!  


HOST CODE FOR 16 MAR – 31 MAR: XBYZMW9W

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2016-17 Annual Catalog or the 2016 Holiday Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


 End-of-Sale-A-Bration Ordering Special

 Now thru 31 Mar!

 

For all orders OVER $50…

1. DOUBLE PEPPERMINTS

                I’m offering DOUBLE Peppermint Rewards Points for all orders (over $50 before shipping and tax) placed thru me by 31 Mar.                 Peppermint Rewards Points are part of my Punkin’ Head Customer Rewards Program – and collecting them leads you to FREE    gifts! For more information on the benefits of collecting Peppermints, check out my Punkin’ Head Customer Rewards program right here!

2.  FREE SHIPPING
               I’m offering free shipping on all orders over $50 (before shipping and tax) placed through me between now and 31 Mar.  

               Here are the two ways you can order and receive your free shipping rebate: 

               1.  Place your order directly through my online store, and:

                     – Give me with your mailing address and I’ll send you a rebate check for your shipping costs
                            or
                     – Provide me with your PayPal account e-mail and I’ll send you your rebate via PayPal

               2.  Send me your order via email, I’ll deduct the shipping costs and send you an invoice through PayPal.

3.  FREE MULTI-PURPOSE LIQUID GLUE with every order over $50 (before shipping and tax)


Don’t Waste Another Moment!

Join My Team – the Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew – Today!

(And get TWO FREE STAMP SETS!)

e8103d74-bb00-467d-abf3-01232254d2ee

Right now, get up to $200 for just $99.  And – it ships for free!  You select $125 worth of product and pay just $99 – plus, right now, you get 2 FREE BONUS STAMPS with a value up to $104.  Did I mention FREE SHIPPING??  Doesn’t get a lot better than that!

And – of course, from the moment you join, you’ll get your demonstrator discount on all your future Stampin’ Up! products!

If you’re interested in becoming a Demonstrator or have any questions about joining, feel free to drop me an email, I’d love to tell you more about it!  Or visit my Join My Team page for more details.  I welcome all types of Demonstrators on my team – from those who’d just like to get the discount for themselves to those who want to build a business. 🙂

 


Thanks for watching my video tutorial – and I’ll be back tomorrow with a “regular” post!! 🙂

TTFN

Mary


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:   


CARD CUTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:

Basic Gray Card Stock: 3″ x 8 1/8″ (holder base – scored and folded at 1 5/8″, 2″, 5″ and 5 3/8″)

Rich Razzleberry Card Stock: 1 1/2″ x 2 7/8″ (small end panel mat); 2 7/8″ square (middle panel mat); 2 5/8″ x 2 7/8″ (large end panel mat)

Soft Sky Card Stock: 1 3/8″ x 2 3/4″ (small end panel); 2 3/4″ square (middle panel); 2 1/2″ x 2 3/4″ (large end panel)

Very Vanilla, Pink Pirouette, Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz Card Stock:  Stylish Stems Die Cuts

If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator. Just click on the Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions. Happy Stamping!


Shop the Clearance Rack here. Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! Products – Join my Punkin Head Peppermint Rewards – My online customer thank you program!


FINN-FAN FIX….

Pretty sure you have to be tired of pictures of Finn sleeping in the bathroom while I take a bath.

I’m sorry.  But I can’t help it very much.  He just gets in the most cutest and adorablest positions ever.

Case in point.


Check the flopped ear.

I’m sorry for all you people who think you have the cutest dog ever living in your home.  It’s sweet that you think that, and you should keep on thinking it.  But…you’re just flat wrong. 😉

He’s right here in Fayetteville!

TTFN

M

Categories: 3-D Project, Thank You Cards | Tags: , , , , | 12 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Special Reason Shaker Card

Mornin’, y’all!  If you’re coming over from Amy’s blog – thanks for stopping by!  If you’re a regular here – you know I love ya all!! 🙂

Just a quick note – I’ll be going Live tonight at 8pm Eastern with another share.  It’s going to coordinate with this card – and I think it’ll be a fun project!  Hope you’ll join me right here!  Well….there!                                                                                                            👇🏻


Now – my card for today isn’t a single-stamp-set easy and quick card.  Sorry.  It’s got a lot of steps – but I’m really happy with how it turned out!  I used my fave bundle (okay – one of my fave bundles!) – the Special Reason bundle from the Occasions Catalog, and the wonderful All Things Thanks stamp set.  Take a look-see:


This is one that worked along with three challenges.  The first is from Mojo Monday and it inspired the layout.


Next up is the Stamp, Ink, Paper challenge, which is why this is a shaker card.


Finally – the overall look of the card and many of the elements comes from the inspiration photo at The Card Concept.


Ready?  Here we go,

I started by cutting two pieces of Soft Sky card stock and stamping them both with the Hardwood stamp in Smoky Slate ink.  I sponged both pieces with more Smoky Slate – getting the edges and adding color inside the panels, too.  To make the “wood” look like the old chair in the photo, I used a sponge wedge to wipe Whisper White Craft Ink in a horizontal motion on the card stock.


Once that was dry (and it takes a minute or some help from your Heat Tool!), I swiped on some very light areas of Delightful Dijon.  Then I cut the second piece down to the size of the shaker front, and used the excesss to tear into pieces to adhere to the card front.  Which I did, after sponging them some more with Smoky Slate ink, using Liquid Glue.  They’re to invoke the peeling paint on the chair.

I adhered a length of 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon to the card front and then SNAILd the whole thing to a Rich Razzleberry mat.

To make the shaker, I cut the Stylish Stems flower (the solid flower) from a piece of Delightful Dijon card stock and from the smaller panel I’d prepared.  Then I adhered a Window Sheet to the back of the “front” piece and also to the Delightful Dijon piece.  I wanted the sprinkles to have a smooth spot to lay.  I rubbed both window sheets with my Embossing Buddy and piled some Sprinkles Embellishments onto the Delightful Dijon piece.


Then I added Foam Adheseive Strips around the flower opening and around the edges of the hardwood panel, and carefully set it atop the bottom (Delightful Dijon) panel.  You can see the foam strips in the previous photo! 🙂

I cut out a Rich Razzleberry Stylish Stems flower (first you cut the detailed image and then you cut that out with the “solid” die) and used little dots of Liquid Glue to adhere it into the cutout on the top of the shaker.  Then I used more Liquid Glue to adhere the whole thing to the card front.

My flowers are also from Stylish Stems.  I cut the backs from Very Vanilla and made two Pink Pirouette and one Blushing Bride detailed flower.  I lightly sponged each Very Vanilla flower – one with Pink Pirouette, one with Blushing Bride and one with Peekaboo Peach – then I adhered the detailed flowers with Liquid Glue.  I cut two little leaves from Pear Pizzazz and adhered them with Liquid Glue as well.


I laid down some pieces of Very Vanilla 1/2″ Lace Trim with some Glue Dots, then added two flowers over that with Liquid Glue.  The third flower is popped on with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The sentiment is from All Things Thanks and is stamped in Rich Razzleberry.  I stamped each word individually, cut them out, edged them with my Rich Razzleberry marker and adhered them to the card front with Liquid Glue.


I added some Pearl Basic Jewels and that was it for the card front.

On the inside, I added another All Things Thanks sentiment in Rich Razzleberry to a Very Vanilla panel.  Then I inked up a small flower from the Special Reason stamp set in Pink Pirouette and used a Sponge Dauber to lightly sponge the ends of the petals in Peekaboo Peach, and stamped it in the corner.  I covered the flower with a sticky note mask, and stamped a couple of Pear Pizzazz leaves (stamping them off once).  I used my Pear Pizzazz marker to add a little shading to the leaves.


I SNAILd the panel to a Rich Razzleberry mat and into my Basic Gray card base, adhered the front with Liquid Glue and the card was done!

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got another Pink Pirouette/Peekaboo Peach flower and Pear Pizzazz leaves on the front…


…and another on the envelope flap,  Over that, using my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, I stamped “Thank You” (from All Things Thanks) three times on Rich Razzleberry.


Et Voila!  I love the shabby chic vibe of this card!  Taking the time to “distress” the Hardwoood-stamped card stock panels was well worth the effort.  And the Sprinkles Embellishment colors are so in tune with the flowers in the inspiration photo!  Of course, the Special Reason set is wonderful anyway!!  Hope you like!\

Scroll on down for the card cuts and all the products you’ll need to make this one for yourself!  


HOST CODE FOR 16 MAR – 31 MAR: XBYZMW9W

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2016-17 Annual Catalog or the 2016 Holiday Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


 End-of-Sale-A-Bration Ordering Special

 Now thru 31 Mar!

 

For all orders OVER $50…

1. DOUBLE PEPPERMINTS

                I’m offering DOUBLE Peppermint Rewards Points for all orders (over $50 before shipping and tax) placed thru me by 31 Mar.                 Peppermint Rewards Points are part of my Punkin’ Head Customer Rewards Program – and collecting them leads you to FREE    gifts! For more information on the benefits of collecting Peppermints, check out my Punkin’ Head Customer Rewards program right here!

2.  FREE SHIPPING
               I’m offering free shipping on all orders over $50 (before shipping and tax) placed through me between now and 31 Mar.  

               Here are the two ways you can order and receive your free shipping rebate: 

               1.  Place your order directly through my online store, and:

                     – Give me with your mailing address and I’ll send you a rebate check for your shipping costs
                            or
                     – Provide me with your PayPal account e-mail and I’ll send you your rebate via PayPal

               2.  Send me your order via email, I’ll deduct the shipping costs and send you an invoice through PayPal.

3.  FREE MULTI-PURPOSE LIQUID GLUE with every order over $50 (before shipping and tax)


Don’t Waste Another Moment!

Join My Team – the Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew – Today!

(And get TWO FREE STAMP SETS!)

e8103d74-bb00-467d-abf3-01232254d2ee

Right now, get up to $200 for just $99.  And – it ships for free!  You select $125 worth of product and pay just $99 – plus, right now, you get 2 FREE BONUS STAMPS with a value up to $104.  Did I mention FREE SHIPPING??  Doesn’t get a lot better than that!

And – of course, from the moment you join, you’ll get your demonstrator discount on all your future Stampin’ Up! products!

If you’re interested in becoming a Demonstrator or have any questions about joining, feel free to drop me an email, I’d love to tell you more about it!  Or visit my Join My Team page for more details.  I welcome all types of Demonstrators on my team – from those who’d just like to get the discount for themselves to those who want to build a business. 🙂

 


My plan for tonight is to show you a Sticky Note holder using this distressed wood technique and the Stylish Stems Framelits!  I so hope you’ll join me at 8pm Eastern!! 🙂

TTFN

Mary


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:   


CARD CUTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:

Basic Gray Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″  (card base – scored and folded at 5 1/2″)

Soft Sky Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); 2 5/8″ x 3 1/2″ (front of shaker); torn distressing pieces

Delightful Dijon Card Stock: 2 3/4″ x 3 5/8″ (back of shaker)

Rich Razzleberry Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); Stylish Stems die cut flower 

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); Stylish Stems die cut flowers

Pink Pirouette Card Stock: Stylish Stems die cut flowers

Blushing Bride Card Stock: Stylish Stems die cut flowers

Pear Pizzazz Card Stock:  Stylish Stems die cut leaves

If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator. Just click on the Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions. Happy Stamping!


Shop the Clearance Rack here. Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! Products – Join my Punkin Head Peppermint Rewards – My online customer thank you program!


FINN-FAN FIX….

So yesterday I showed you the preparatory stance of the Finn-meister just before he leaps into my lap.

Here’s what I get if I wiggle an eyebrow wrong…

Little more dog up there than there used to be, huh??  Look how “puppy” his face was – and how “not-puppy” it is now! 😩


TTFN

M

Categories: Thank You Cards | Tags: , , | 18 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Weather Together For Brighter Days

Happy Saturday, y’all!  Hope you’ve got nice weather and a plan for an enjoyable weekend ahead of you!

And I hope that you’re thinking about doing one of two things this weekend.  Either…taking advantage of my three-way super duper ordering special…or…taking advantage of Stampin’ Up!’s super duper joining special!  You can find more details on both down below my card share! 😉

I made a card today that I don’t need.

Yet.  I think it’s always good to have a card like this on hand – and I didn’t.  I used the Annual Catalog bundle called Weather Together (coordinates with the Umbrella Weather Framelits.  Take a look-see:


I used two sketches to help me along with this one.  The first, from CASE This Sketch, was the inspiration for the layout.


And the color scheme is from the FabFri Challenge.


To begin, I made my umbrella.  I stamped the striped umbrella image from Weather Together in So Saffron on a piece of Whisper White card stock and cut it with the die in the Umbrella Weather Framelits.  I used the die that creates the creases in the umbrella so I could make it a little more dimensional.  Then I cut two little trim pieces – one from So Saffron and one from Calypso Coral.  I adhered them together and then to the umbrella with Liquid Glue.


I stamped a So Saffron umbrella handle and cut it out, too.  I colored the shaft in with my So Saffron Stampin’ Write Marker and used the Calypso Coral marker on the handle itself.  Then I gently creased the umbrella to make it look rounder, and used Liquid Glue to adhere the handle on the inside.

I laid the umbrella on a piece of Shimmery White card stock and, using my alchohol-filled Aqua Pen and the lid of my ink pad, brushed some Mint Macaron “rain” onto the card front – avoiding the area “under” the umbrella.


I made a sentiment from a piece of Shimmery White card stock, cut into a banner with my Paper Snips, and stamping the Weather Together sentiment in Calypso Coral.  Then I lightly edged it with my Mint Macaron Marker.

Finally, I stamped three clouds in Smoky Slate ink and cut them out with their Umbrella Weather Framelit dies.  I adhered two large clouds with Liquid Glue and popped the small cloud over top with some Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I used my Basic Gray Watercolor Pencil to lightly shade under the larger clouds for some depth.  

Next I added the umbrella with some Stampin’ Dimensionals.


I cut the handle with my snips, adhered the sentiment with Stampin’ Dimensionals, and then added the little end of the handle with some more Dimensioanals – so that you can’t even tell that the handle was cut!

The final piece was to cut some raindrops out of Silver Foil, using the little die in the Umbrella Weather Framelits.  I adhered them with eensy little dabs of Liquid Glue.  Then I adhered the card front to a Mint Macaron mat and it was done!

On the inside, I added a second Weather Together sentiment to a Whisper White mat in Calypso Coral.  Around that, I stamped a veritable garden of blooms in So Saffron, Peekaboo Peach and Calypso Coral, using the little flower stamp in the set.


I SNAILd the panel to a Mint Macaron mat and into my Peekaboo Peach card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals, and the card was done.

On the front of my Whisper White Medium Envelope, I repeated my brighter days garden…


…and on the envelope flap, I watercolored a little more Mint Macaron and then added a Weather Together sentiment (“I’m here for you”) in Calypso Coral.


Et Voila!  This Weather Together stamp set and matching Umbrella Weather Framelits is a nice one – sentiments for several occasions and lots of image possibilities.  Hope you like! 🙂

Scroll on down for the card cuts and all the products you’ll need to make this one for yourself!  


HOST CODE FOR 16 MAR – 31 MAR: XBYZMW9W

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2016-17 Annual Catalog or the 2016 Holiday Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


 End-of-Sale-A-Bration Ordering Special

 Now thru 31 Mar!

 

For all orders OVER $50…

1. DOUBLE PEPPERMINTS

                I’m offering DOUBLE Peppermint Rewards Points for all orders (over $50 before shipping and tax) placed thru me by 31 Mar.                 Peppermint Rewards Points are part of my Punkin’ Head Customer Rewards Program – and collecting them leads you to FREE    gifts! For more information on the benefits of collecting Peppermints, check out my Punkin’ Head Customer Rewards program right here!

2.  FREE SHIPPING
               I’m offering free shipping on all orders over $50 (before shipping and tax) placed through me between now and 31 Mar.  

               Here are the two ways you can order and receive your free shipping rebate: 

               1.  Place your order directly through my online store, and:

                     – Give me with your mailing address and I’ll send you a rebate check for your shipping costs
                            or
                     – Provide me with your PayPal account e-mail and I’ll send you your rebate via PayPal

               2.  Send me your order via email, I’ll deduct the shipping costs and send you an invoice through PayPal.

3.  FREE MULTI-PURPOSE LIQUID GLUE with every order over $50 (before shipping and tax)


Don’t Waste Another Moment!

Join My Team – the Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew – Today!

(And get TWO FREE STAMP SETS!)

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Right now, get up to $200 for just $99.  And – it ships for free!  You select $125 worth of product and pay just $99 – plus, right now, you get 2 FREE BONUS STAMPS with a value up to $104.  Did I mention FREE SHIPPING??  Doesn’t get a lot better than that!

And – of course, from the moment you join, you’ll get your demonstrator discount on all your future Stampin’ Up! products!

If you’re interested in becoming a Demonstrator or have any questions about joining, feel free to drop me an email, I’d love to tell you more about it!  Or visit my Join My Team page for more details.  I welcome all types of Demonstrators on my team – from those who’d just like to get the discount for themselves to those who want to build a business. 🙂

 


Have a wonderful day and I’ll see you tomorrow! 🙂

TTFN

Mary


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:  


CARD CUTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:

Peekaboo Peach Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″  (card base – scored and folded at 5 1/2″)

Mint Macaron Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for card front and for inner liner)

Shimmery White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); 5/8″ x 2 3/4″ (sentiment)

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); Umbrella Weather die cuts

Silver Foil: Umbrella Weather die cut rain drops

If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator. Just click on the Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions. Happy Stamping!


Shop the Clearance Rack here. Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! Products – Join my Punkin Head Peppermint Rewards – My online customer thank you program!


FINN-FAN FIX….

I’ve created a bit of a monster.

A 55-pound lap-monster.

With spring-y boing-y legs.

That can do a flat-footed leap into my lap.  With no warning whatsoever.

Except…


As we’d say in the military – this is my WARNORD (Warning Order).  At this point, if I look at him and wiggle an eyebrow, he’ll be in my lap.

Best not to have a cup of coffee.

Or a computer.

Or….a cat! 🙂

TTFN

M

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Stampin’ Up! Stamps-N-Lingers End-Of-Sale-A-Bration Ordering Special!

In honor of the impending end of Sale-A-Bration, I’m offering an Ordering Special!  It’s a THREE-WAY good deal!

For all orders OVER $50…

1. DOUBLE PEPPERMINTS

                I’m offering DOUBLE Peppermint Rewards Points for all orders (over $50 before shipping and tax) placed thru me by 31 Mar. 

 

                Peppermint Rewards Points are part of my Punkin’ Head Customer Rewards Program – and collecting them leads you to FREE    gifts! For more information on the benefits of collecting Peppermints, check out my Punkin’ Head Customer Rewards program right here!

2.  FREE SHIPPING

               I’m offering free shipping on all orders over $50 (before shipping and tax) placed through me between now and 31 Mar.  

               Here are the two ways you can order and receive your free shipping rebate: 

               1.  Place your order directly through my online store, and:

                     – Give me with your mailing address and I’ll send you a rebate check for your shipping costs
                            or
                     – Provide me with your PayPal account e-mail and I’ll send you your rebate via PayPal

               2.  Send me your order via email, I’ll deduct the shipping costs and send you an invoice through PayPal.

3.  FREE MULTI-PURPOSE LIQUID GLUE

              On top of your double Peppermint Points and free shipping I’ll send you a free bottle of Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue!  

              If you’ve seen  my videos, you may have heard me say how much I love our Liquid Glue!  And I know you love it, too, so…I’m going to give you another bottle.  On me!  I’ll get that ordered on my next Host Order on 1 April and then send it out to you quick as I can!  Easy!


So – the best time to stock up on all your favorites just got even better!!  Hurry and take advantage of my Ordering Specials!  Remember, these deals are only good on orders over $50!!

Don’t forget to add the Host Code below if your order is under $150 to get your free thank you gift (orders over $150 will get the free gift, too, but you’ll want to use your own Host Code!). Let me know if you have any questions, okay?

Happy Shopping and Savings, y’all!

TTFN
Mary

P.S.  Still looking for new members of my Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew!  And joining us is STILL the best Ordering Special going.  So…let me help you take advantage of the last two weeks of the Sale-A-Bration Joining Special!


HOST CODE FOR 16 MAR – 31 MAR: XBYZMW9W

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2016-17 Annual Catalog or the 2016 Holiday Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


 Just a Reminder…


Sale-A-Bration items are only available while supplies last!  When they’re gone…they’re gone!  We’ve already sold out of the Card Tins, so…it does happen! Don’t let your favorite pass you by! 🙂


 2015-2017 In Colors….Mint Macaron Is Almost Gone!

2015-2017-in-color-collection

It’s time for you to start getting stocked up on your favorite color card stock, re-inkers, Designer Papers, Ribbons and Embellishments in these colors before they retire and/or sell-out!  Re-inkers and card stock typically sell out fast as retirement nears!  This is a really great time to do it, too, cuz you can still take advantage of the Sale-A-Bration benefits!

Here’s a link directly to the 2015 – 2017 In Color Collection – Happy Shopping!


Don’t Waste Another Moment!

Join My Team – the Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew – Today!

(And get TWO FREE STAMP SETS!)

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Right now, get up to $200 for just $99.  And – it ships for free!  You select $125 worth of product and pay just $99 – plus, right now, you get 2 FREE BONUS STAMPS with a value up to $104.  Did I mention FREE SHIPPING??  Doesn’t get a lot better than that!

And – of course, from the moment you join, you’ll get your demonstrator discount on all your future Stampin’ Up! products!

If you’re interested in becoming a Demonstrator or have any questions about joining, feel free to drop me an email, I’d love to tell you more about it!  Or visit my Join My Team page for more details.  I welcome all types of Demonstrators on my team – from those who’d just like to get the discount for themselves to those who want to build a business. 🙂

 


Shop the Clearance Rack here. Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! Products – Join my Punkin Head Peppermint Rewards – My online customer thank you program!

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Stampin’ Up! Love Sparkles Celebration Card!

Happy St. Paddy’s Day, y’all!  I assume you’ve got your Corned Beef and cabbage cued up for dinner tonight!  And some green beer.

Why would anyone want to drink green beer?  I’m not a fan of regular colored beer – let alone green.

But I do like me some Corned Beef and Cabbage – and I’ve got mine in the crock pot already!

Now, for all that, I really didn’t make a St. Patrick’s day card.  I gave my card a little nod to the day – using a surprise from the Sealed with Love stamp set – to set off my Love Sparkles sentiments.  Take a look-see:

This layout was inspired by the sketch at the Global Design Project.

I seem to be on a Mint Macaron/Island Indigo kick these past couple of weeks – I hope you’ll forgive me!

I started with a simple piece of Whisper White card stock.  I made some stylized “shamrocks” using the heart image from the Sealed With Love stamp set, inking the image in Mint Macaron and stamping it three times in a rough circle.  Then I used my Mint Macaron Stampin’ Write Marker to give each shamrock a little stem.

Across the bottom of the panel, I used some Liquid Glue to adhere a narrow strip of Blooms & Bliss DSP.  I SNAILd the panel to an Island Indigo mat, then I covered the seam with a length of Mint Macron 3/8″ Sheer Linen Ribbon.  I also wrapped some Whisper White Solid Baker’s Twine around the card front, securing it in the back with scotch tape.

My sentiment, from the pretty Love Sparkles stamp set, is double-stamped on a piece of Whisper White card stock.  I stamped it once in Mint Macaron, then used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to stamp it a second time – ever so slightly offset – in Island Indigo.

Then I cut the sentiment with a Stitched Shapes Framelits circle and added the “to you” in Island Indigo.  This is just the first part of one sentiment stamp in the Love Sparkles set.  I covered the half I didn’t want with a sticky note, inked the first portion and, positioning it with my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, stamped it below the first sentiment.

I cut a scallop circle from a piece of Mint Macaron Glimmer Paper.  Using my 1″ Circle Punch, I punched a hole in the middle of the glimmer circle then adhered it to the card front with Liquid Glue.  I popped the sentiment circle over the top with a Stampin’ Dimensional, aligning the dimensional inside the hole I’d cut in the glimmer paper mat.

To finish off the card front, I tied a bow from three lengths of Whisper White Solid Baker’s Twine and adhered it with a Glue Dot.

On the inside, I added a second Love Sparkles sentiment, using the same Mint Macaron and Island Indigo offset stamping that I’d done on the front.  Then I added a couple more Mint Macaron shamrocks with the Sealed With Love heart and Mint Macaron Stampin’ Write Marker.

I SNAILd the panel to an Island Indigo mat and into my Mint Macaron card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals, and the card was done.

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more Sealed With Love Mint Macaron shamrocks on the front…

…and a little more of the Blooms & Bliss DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Mint Macaron shamrocks, courtesy of Sealed With Love.  And a couple of really cute sentiments – love the font with the little sparkles all over it on this Love Sparkles stamp set.  Hope you like! 🙂

Scroll on down for the card cuts and all the products you’ll need to make this one for yourself!  


HOST CODE FOR 16 MAR – 31 MAR: XBYZMW9W

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2016-17 Annual Catalog or the 2016 Holiday Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


 Just a Reminder…


Sale-A-Bration items are only available while supplies last!  When they’re gone…they’re gone!  We’ve already sold out of the Card Tins, so…it does happen! Don’t let your favorite pass you by! 🙂


 2015-2017 In Colors….Mint Macaron Is Almost Gone!

2015-2017-in-color-collection

It’s time for you to start getting stocked up on your favorite color card stock, re-inkers, Designer Papers, Ribbons and Embellishments in these colors before they retire and/or sell-out!  Re-inkers and card stock typically sell out fast as retirement nears!  This is a really great time to do it, too, cuz you can still take advantage of the Sale-A-Bration benefits!

Here’s a link directly to the 2015 – 2017 In Color Collection – Happy Shopping!


Don’t Waste Another Moment!

Join My Team – the Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew – Today!

(And get TWO FREE STAMP SETS!)

e8103d74-bb00-467d-abf3-01232254d2ee

Right now, get up to $200 for just $99.  And – it ships for free!  You select $125 worth of product and pay just $99 – plus, right now, you get 2 FREE BONUS STAMPS with a value up to $104.  Did I mention FREE SHIPPING??  Doesn’t get a lot better than that!

And – of course, from the moment you join, you’ll get your demonstrator discount on all your future Stampin’ Up! products!

If you’re interested in becoming a Demonstrator or have any questions about joining, feel free to drop me an email, I’d love to tell you more about it!  Or visit my Join My Team page for more details.  I welcome all types of Demonstrators on my team – from those who’d just like to get the discount for themselves to those who want to build a business. 🙂

 


Today marks exactly two weeks before the end of Sale-A-Bration!  I think we should mark the end with…an Ordering Special!  Watch for another post a little later today with all the details, okay?

TTFN

Mary


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:  


CARD CUTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:

Mint Macaron Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″  (card base – scored and folded at 4 1/4″)

Island Indigo Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for card front and for inner liner)

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front inner liner); 1 7/8″ Stitched Shapes circle (sentiment)

Blooms & Bliss DSP: 1 1/4″ x 5 1/8″ (strip on card front); envelope flap

Mint Macaron Glimmer Paper: 2″ Scallop Circle (mat for sentiment)

If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator. Just click on the Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions. Happy Stamping!


Shop the Clearance Rack here. Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! Products – Join my Punkin Head Peppermint Rewards – My online customer thank you program!


FINN-FAN FIX….

You know, I buy Finn toys.

And chew bones.

And tennis balls.

And Frisbees.

Even joined the Pet Perks club to try to get some specials.

He doesn’t want for much.

Or…anything.

Which is why it’s funny and not pitiful when he’s enamored with a…vegetable oil bottle.

He appears to enjoy kicking it and then chasing it.  And he had it behind the house, rolling it down the little hill in the dry and crunchy leaves.  And boing-ing after it!!

He’s a trip, for sure!

TTFN

M

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