Stampin’ Up! Eastern Palace and Delightful Daisy Match Up!

Good Monday morning, y’all!  Welcome to the work week!  Bleh.

That’s how I’m starting to feel about work.  Just…bleh.

Thank goodness it’s still supporting my SU! habit or…might be time to pull the plug!

If you didn’t get to see my Facebook Live video from last night, here it is!  Enjoy!

For today, I wanted to share another Clean-and-Simple card using the wonderful Eastern Palace bundle – the one that will be available in the new catalog.  That’s the Eastern Beauty stamp set and Eastern Medallions Thinlits.  If you remember, the super cool, super-value Starter and Premium Bundles – with the FREE goodies! – will only be available thru the end of this month!  So…if you like free (and…uhm…who doesn’t?!) you might want to consider grabbing up either of those bundles right quick-like!  The info is down below.  This card uses the goodies in the Starter Bundle – but remember there’s even more free stuff in the Premium Bundle.  Just sayin’…

So – I paired it up with some of the Delightful Daisy DSP (coming 1 June) and added a touch from the new Sparkle Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (also coming on 1 June!) and…take a look-see:

My layout was inspired by the Freshly Made Sketches challenge this week:

And my color scheme is courtesy of the Just Us Girls Color Week challenge.

I started with a piece of the Night of Navy paper from the Delightful Daisy DSP and SNAILd it to the top of a Lemon-Lime Twist mat.  This new bright color is an amazing accent color!  For the bottom portion, I ran a smaller piece of Night of Navy card stock thru the Big Shot in the new Sparkle TIEF (1 June) and adhered it with SNAIL.

Using a piece of Whisper White card stock, I cut the Eastern Medallion die cuts.  I laid them both out on the card stock at the same time – and added the largest smooth-sided circle die from the Circles Layering Framelits around both medallion dies.  So I made three cuts with just one pass in the Big Shot!

Once my cut was made, I used the little accent image from the Eastern Beauty stamp set and stamped it around the outer edge in Tempting Turquoise.  I added the sentiment, also in Tempting Turquoise, and the circle-of-dots in Lemon-Lime Twist, too.

I matted my medallion on a scalloped Lemon-Lime Twist mat, using Liquid Glue, and then popped it all over the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card front was done!

On the inside, I kept it very simple, just adding a second Eastern Beauty sentiment and more of the little accents images in Tempting Turquoise on a Whisper White panel.

I SNAILd the panel to a Lemon-Line Twist mat and into my Night of Navy card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals, and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got the little Eastern Beauty flourish in all four corners on the front, in Tempting Turquoise…

…and more of the Delightful Daisy DSP on the envelope flap.  And…I may have added another couple of little flourishes, cuz I liked ’em! 🙂

Et Voila!  This Eastern Palace bundle is just wonderful – so full of possibility – so many combinations!  I just love it – and hope you like, too!  Don’t miss your chance to get the big bundles while they last!

TTFN

Mary  

P.S  Be sure to check out my Online Host Clubs!  I’ve got a couple openings left in both clubs.  One starts on 1 June and the other on 1 July.  Get the deets right here! 🙂


HOST CODE FOR 16 MAY – 31 MAY: TFGC4A4Z
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.


I Have a Few Share Spots Left!!

Stamps-N-Lingers 2017-2018 Annual Catalog Shares

 

What are catalog shares, you ask?  Well…think of them as a Test Drive of a new catalog!

In this Annual Catalog, there are 16 new Designer Papers….14 new Embellishments…..and more new ribbons than I can count!!  If you were to buy one of each of them –  you’d spend over $600!  Shares are a great way to get a little of everything from the new Catalog!  You get a chance to “try before you buy”!

I’ve got a few options for you to pick from:  a New Designer Series Paper Share, a New Ribbons/Embellishments Share, and an I Want It All Share (this one gets a couple of free extra goodies!!).  You can get all the details and a full list of what you’ll get with each share type and get signed up for your Share right here.  Don’t delay – 30 May is the cutoff date!


PAPER PUMPKIN NEWS!

Here’s the fine-print!

  • For first-time subscribers only.
  • Subscribers must join by Saturday, June 10, 2017; 11:50 PM (MT).
  • Available for month-to-month subscriptions, not prepaid subscriptions.
  • Discount applied to one kit per month for the first three months of a new subscription. After that, the price for each month’s kit will return to the regular price of $19.95
  • Enter the promo code, STARTHERE, at PaperPumpkin.com to subscribe.

The Eastern Palace Suite is available thru the end of May in two awesome bundles!  Just so you know, while all the products will still be available when the catalog goes live on 1 June, these bundles will NOT be!  Nope – they go away at the end of May.

Bundle #1 – The Starter Bundle – Item #147196 – $60.50   Perfect for the beginning crafter!!

Bundle #2 – The Premier Bundle – #147207 – $103.50  Perfect for the more experienced crafter or, if you’re anything like me, you just want it all! 😎

Get a complete list of everything included in both bundles on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page!


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT

The Lemon-Lime Twist card stock, Delightful Daisy DSP and Sparkle TIEF will all be available on 1 June.  Or you can get them right now in your Starter Kit if you pull the trigger and join my team! 🙂


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Night of Navy Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, score and fold at 5 1/2″); 1 5/8″ x 3 7/8″ (bottom panel on card front)

Lemon-Lime Twist Card Stock (1 June!): 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3 1/8″ Scallop Circle (mat for sentiment medallion)

Whisper White Card Stock: 2 7/8″ smooth-side circle (sentiment medallion); 4″ x 5 1/4″ (inner liner)

Delightful Daisy DSP(1 June): 3 3/8″ x 3 7/8″ (top panel on 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…

My puppy is kind of a goofball.

I think we’ve established that.

And I don’t mind.  Goofy is fun.

But – when he starts doing things that make me feel like a dog abuser….I have to draw the line.

Poor poor puppy.  

His parents won’t even give him a soft place to lay.

No plush bed for this abused pooch.

Nope.  Gotta use a rock for a pillow. 😏

TTFN

M

Categories: Any Occasion, Encouragement, Friendship, Just Hello!, Love, Online Host Club, Shares | Tags: , , , , | 4 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Online Host Club Openings Available!

Mornin’, y’all!  So, Finn and I did go to the dog show yesterday.  Well – we went to the park.  Unfortunately, we went at 2 in the afternoon.  And they were already done! So…we just walked around the park for a little while and came home!  Finn had fun, though – he got to ride and sniff and….well, you know! 🙂

Once we got back, we went and did a little more work on the patio – including getting my vegetable gardens moved up.  

So – I’ve got a couple of things to tell you about today.

First off – tonight’s Facebook Live video.  I think we’ll make my Bits, Background and Butterflies card from the other day.  I hope that you’ll join me!!  Here’s a link to my FB page – I’ll go live at 7pm Eastern!  This is an hour earlier than usual so I can attend our Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Team Meeting at 8!

So here’s the big thing I want to share!  

I’ve got openings in my Online Host Clubs!  One will be starting up in June and the other in July.  

An Online Host Club is a great way to gather up all the Stampin’ Up! goodies that you want – and take advantage of the benefits of hosting a workshop!  Except – you don’t have to actually host anything!  I do the work – you get the benefit!!

Here’s how it works:

You sign up for a 6 month term and commit to:

  • A $25.00 minimum order each month
  • Placing your order by the 20th of each month
  • Using the Host code I’ll provide in an email sent out at the beginning of each month

Once 6 members have joined, a random draw will determine your host month.  For “your” month,  you’re guaranteed:

  • A $150.00 Workshop order during your host month
  • FREE shipping in your Host Month
  • $15.00 minimum of Stampin’ Rewards dollars to spend on the exclusive Host Stamp Sets, or any other current Stampin’ Up! product during your host month.  It’s usually quite a bit more!  Remember – the host-exclusive stamp sets have to be purchased with Stampin’ Rewards – so this is a great opportunity to get those for yourself!

Here are some more benefits of joining my Host Clubs:

  • You earn TWO Peppermint Reward points for every $25 that you order on your Host Club Orders.  So your $25.00 order earns TWO Peppermints every month, a $50 order earns 4 reward points, a $75 order earns you 6 reward points, etc.  You’ll earn at least 12 reward points during your membership, building up your Peppermints towards FREE Items!  Remember – when you gather up 16 Peppermints, you get to select $40 in goodies and I’ll ship it to you for free!! 😊
  • FREE monthly tutorial with 4-5 projects
  • FREE catalogs during your membership term – the 2017 Holiday Mini will come out during these clubs!
  • A FREE STAMP SET of your choice valued up to $20 at the end of the 6 months, any current set (excluding host sets)!
  • At the end of the 6 months, you’ll get first dibs at signing up for the next 6 month term

And – during your host month you can even gather up extra orders to increase your host rewards – just give your friends the host code for their orders.  It’s that easy!

Want to join – and have 5 other friends that would want to play along, too?  Well, you can start your own Exclusive Club!

So – I have two active clubs – one will start again on 1 June and one will start again on 1 July.  I’ll fill the two clubs on a first-come-first-serve basis, starting with the June Club.  

Don’t wait!  There are 12 slots and those are already filling up!  Let me know TODAY if you want one the remaining openings, okay?

Lastly – I still have a few Annual Catalog Share openings.  Don’t delay – get in before they close!

Hope I’ll see you tonight at my Facebook Live video!  Don’t forget I’ll be live an hour earlier than usual – at 7pm Eastern!!

TTFN

Mary 


HOST CODE FOR 16 MAY – 31 MAY: TFGC4A4Z
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.


Still Time to Get Yours!

Stamps-N-Lingers 2017-2018 Annual Catalog Shares

 

What are catalog shares, you ask?  Well…think of them as a Test Drive of a new catalog!

In this Annual Catalog, there are 16 new Designer Papers….14 new Embellishments…..and more new ribbons than I can count!!  If you were to buy one of each of them –  you’d spend over $600!  Shares are a great way to get a little of everything from the new Catalog!  You get a chance to “try before you buy”!

I’ve got a few options for you to pick from:  a New Designer Series Paper Share, a New Ribbons/Embellishments Share, and an I Want It All Share (this one gets a couple of free extra goodies!!).  You can get all the details and a full list of what you’ll get with each share type and get signed up for your Share right here.  Don’t delay – 30 May is the cutoff date!


PAPER PUMPKIN NEWS!

Here’s the fine-print!

  • For first-time subscribers only.
  • Subscribers must join by Saturday, June 10, 2017; 11:50 PM (MT).
  • Available for month-to-month subscriptions, not prepaid subscriptions.
  • Discount applied to one kit per month for the first three months of a new subscription. After that, the price for each month’s kit will return to the regular price of $19.95
  • Enter the promo code, STARTHERE, at PaperPumpkin.com to subscribe.

The Eastern Palace Suite is available thru the end of May in two awesome bundles!  Just so you know, while all the products will still be available when the catalog goes live on 1 June, these bundles will NOT be!  Nope – they go away at the end of May.

Bundle #1 – The Starter Bundle – Item #147196 – $60.50   Perfect for the beginning crafter!!

Bundle #2 – The Premier Bundle – #147207 – $103.50  Perfect for the more experienced crafter or, if you’re anything like me, you just want it all! 😎

Get a complete list of everything included in both bundles on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page!


 

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…

One of the joys of summer as a kid was running thru the sprinkler and playing in the hose on a hot day.

Remember that?  I do.

Well, Finn is no different from a human kid.

Okay – no thumbs.  But everything else is exactly the same!!

He’ll pretty much do this for as long as someone will spray the hose.

He can catch some serious air, can’t he??

I still can’t believe I got that shot!!

TTFN

M

Categories: General, Online Host Club | Tags: | 4 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Happy Birthday To You Gorgeous!

Mornin’, y’all!  Hope your weekend is going well so far!  Not sure we’re hitting the dog show today, cuz we’re supposed to get some weather around lunch time.  Guess we’ll see how the day progresses!

For my card today, I pulled out the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set and the Happy Birthday Thinlits die to make a bright and pretty birthday card.  Take a look-see:

I drew inspiration for the layout from the Sketch Saturday challenge – I just turned it on its side:

And my colors are from the MFT Color Challenge:

I started with a piece of Powder Pink paper from the new Fresh Florals DSP Stack (avail 1 June) and SNAILd it to a Basic Gray mat for the card front.

On my Whisper White art panel, I first stamped a few flowers from the Happy Birthday Gorgeous (avail 1 June) – I stamped the outline in Basic Gray Archival Ink and the fill image in Powder Pink.

I matted the panel on Basic Gray and popped it over the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The sentiment is from the coordinating Happy Birthday Thinlits – I cut one in Berry Burst card stock (1 June) and one in Peekaboo Peach.  Then I used a bit of Liquid Glue to adhere them together – offsetting them a little to make a shadow.  Then I adhered it to the panel with Liquid Glue.

I stamped the large and small flowers from Happy Birthday Gorgeous in Berry Burst and Peekaboo Peach on Whisper White and fussy cut them.  Then I popped them on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and added Peekaboo Peach Enamel Shapes to the centers.

The last thing I did was to add the Happy Birthday Gorgeous sentiment in Berry Burst under the die cut sentiment.

On the inside, I added a balloon from Happy Birthday Gorgeous.  I stamped the dotted image in Peekaboo Peach on a Whisper White panel, then I added the second image in Basic Gray Archival Ink.  Finally, I added the little tassel image in Berry Burst.

I SNAILd the panel to a Basic Gray mat and into my Berry Burst card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got a few more Happy Birthday Gorgeous balloons in Peekaboo Peach, Powder Pink and Basic Gray on the front…

…and I added a little more of the Fresh Florals DSP to the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Balloons, flowers, sentiments galore!  What’s not to love about the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set and its bundled Happy Birthday Thinlits (yep – bundled so you can get them both and save 10%!).  Hope you like and are adding these to your wish list!

TTFN

Mary 


HOST CODE FOR 16 MAY – 31 MAY: TFGC4A4Z
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.


Still Time to Get Yours!

Stamps-N-Lingers 2017-2018 Annual Catalog Shares

 

What are catalog shares, you ask?  Well…think of them as a Test Drive of a new catalog!

In this Annual Catalog, there are 16 new Designer Papers….14 new Embellishments…..and more new ribbons than I can count!!  If you were to buy one of each of them –  you’d spend over $600!  Shares are a great way to get a little of everything from the new Catalog!  You get a chance to “try before you buy”!

I’ve got a few options for you to pick from:  a New Designer Series Paper Share, a New Ribbons/Embellishments Share, and an I Want It All Share (this one gets a couple of free extra goodies!!).  You can get all the details and a full list of what you’ll get with each share type and get signed up for your Share right here.  Don’t delay – 30 May is the cutoff date!


PAPER PUMPKIN NEWS!

Here’s the fine-print!

  • For first-time subscribers only.
  • Subscribers must join by Saturday, June 10, 2017; 11:50 PM (MT).
  • Available for month-to-month subscriptions, not prepaid subscriptions.
  • Discount applied to one kit per month for the first three months of a new subscription. After that, the price for each month’s kit will return to the regular price of $19.95
  • Enter the promo code, STARTHERE, at PaperPumpkin.com to subscribe.

The Eastern Palace Suite is available thru the end of May in two awesome bundles!  Just so you know, while all the products will still be available when the catalog goes live on 1 June, these bundles will NOT be!  Nope – they go away at the end of May.

Bundle #1 – The Starter Bundle – Item #147196 – $60.50   Perfect for the beginning crafter!!

Bundle #2 – The Premier Bundle – #147207 – $103.50  Perfect for the more experienced crafter or, if you’re anything like me, you just want it all! 😎

Get a complete list of everything included in both bundles on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page!


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT

Happy Birthday Gorgeous, the Happy Birthday Thinlits die, Fresh Florals DSP Stack and the 2017-2019 In Colors products will be available on 1 June!


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Berry Burst Card Stock (1 June): 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, score and fold at 5 1/2″); Happy Birthday Thinlits die cut

Basic Gray Card Stock: 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3 1/4″ x 4 1/2″ (mat for art panel)

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

Fresh Florals DSP stack (1 June): 4″ x 5 1/4″ (card front): envelope flap  

Peekaboo Peach Card Stock: Happy Birthday Thinlits die cut

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…

Well, construction on the patio continues apace – regardless of the hot and humid weather we’re having.

Wayne put in a new faucet near the area where my elevated gardens will be.

Fortunately – he had an assist from the WBQA2 CEO…

Once he and Wayne had filled the hole in, he took advantage of the cool dirt…Check.  The.  Hands.

Just chillaxin’ here, Mom!

TTFN

M

Categories: Feminine, Happy Birthday | Tags: , , , | 10 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Bits, Backgrounds and Butterflies Thank You

Happy Friday, y’all!  Hope you’ve got some big plans for the weekend.  I have two possible outcomes.  If my trip to Florida is approved sometime today, then my weekend will be filled with making cards to post next week.  If not, then Finny and I are going to a dog show on Saturday.  Not to compete – just to walk around and watch!  And see lots of cool stuff!!  Heck – I may do that anyway and just resign myself to a couple of late nights.  They’re going to do some search-and-rescue trails.  I think that would be a cool endeavor for the Chewie!  

My card today is one that took me a few tries.  I did the inner liner three times.  Screwed it up twice before finally getting it right on the third go.  😉  I used the new Background Bits Host-Exclusive set and a couple of Butterflies Thinlits die cuts.  Take a look-see:

I was working with the challenge over at The Card Concept with this one.

I started with a piece of Very Vanilla card stock and used the script image in the Background Bits set to stamp all over the panel.  I used Crumb Cake ink and stamped the image off once before stamping the panel.  Then I used the floral block image – again stamping off once – and stamped over the top in Crumb Cake.  Then I SNAILd the panel to a Basic Black mat.

For the next layer, I used a piece of retiring This Christmas Specialty DSP (still available at 30% off!).  I tore the edges to get it down to size and sponged it with Crumb Cake ink.  Across the bottom, I stamped the flowers from the Background Bits in stamped-off-once Crumb Cake.  Then I used Liquid Glue to adhere it to the card front.

Using the largest die in the Butterflies Thinlits, I cut one from Basic Black and one from Island Indigo card stock.  The Basic Black butterfly I adhered with Liquid Glue directly to the card front.  

I used a Sponge Dauber to spong the edges of the Island Indigo butterfly with Dapper Denim ink.  Then I sponged Whisper White Craft Ink on the body and the middle portion of the wings.  When that dried, I added Elegant Eggplant over the white areas on the wings.  I adhered it over the black butterfly with Liquid Glue, leaving his wings lightly curled up,

My sentiment, from Background Bits, is stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on a piece of Very Vanilla.  I snipped banner ends and distressed the edges with my Tim Holtz distress tool (I got mine at Amazon – here’s a link!).  I stamped over the sentiment with the Background Bits floral block image in stamped-off-once Crumb Cake.  Then I sort of roughed it all up to wrinkle it a bit.  Finally, I sponged it with Crumb Cake.  

I doubled a length of 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon and adhered it and the sentiment to the card front with my Handheld Stapler – and that was it for the card front.

On the inside, I used another panel of Very Vanilla and added the Background Bits script and floral block images in stamped-off-once Crumb Cake.  Then I used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to add a second sentiment in Tuxedo Black.  I also added the flowers in stamped-off-once Crumb Cake over the sentiment.

I sponged the edges with Crumb Cake, SNAILd it to a Basic Black mat and into my Island Indigo card base.  Then I popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got some more of the Background Bits images across the front.  The flowers are in full strength Crumb Cake and the script and floral block are stamped-off-once.  I also sponged the bottom of the envelope with more Crumb Cake ink…

…then I added more of the This Christmas Specialty DSP to the envelope flap and added some Crumb Cake flowers and sponging.

Et Voila!  I love this card kind of a lot, y’all!  I love the distressed sheet music and the wonderful – but subtle! – designs from the Background Bits stamp set.  And I think the butterfly just pops!!  I hope you like – and are figuring out how to get this Host stamp set for yourself!!  Give me a holler – I’ve got some ideas on that!  

TTFN

Mary 


HOST CODE FOR 16 MAY – 31 MAY: TFGC4A4Z
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.


Still Time to Get Yours!

Stamps-N-Lingers 2017-2018 Annual Catalog Shares

 

What are catalog shares, you ask?  Well…think of them as a Test Drive of a new catalog!

In this Annual Catalog, there are 16 new Designer Papers….14 new Embellishments…..and more new ribbons than I can count!!  If you were to buy one of each of them –  you’d spend over $600!  Shares are a great way to get a little of everything from the new Catalog!  You get a chance to “try before you buy”!

I’ve got a few options for you to pick from:  a New Designer Series Paper Share, a New Ribbons/Embellishments Share, and an I Want It All Share (this one gets a couple of free extra goodies!!).  You can get all the details and a full list of what you’ll get with each share type and get signed up for your Share right here.  Don’t delay – 30 May is the cutoff date!


PAPER PUMPKIN NEWS!

Here’s the fine-print!

  • For first-time subscribers only.
  • Subscribers must join by Saturday, June 10, 2017; 11:50 PM (MT).
  • Available for month-to-month subscriptions, not prepaid subscriptions.
  • Discount applied to one kit per month for the first three months of a new subscription. After that, the price for each month’s kit will return to the regular price of $19.95
  • Enter the promo code, STARTHERE, at PaperPumpkin.com to subscribe.

The Eastern Palace Suite is available thru the end of May in two awesome bundles!  Just so you know, while all the products will still be available when the catalog goes live on 1 June, these bundles will NOT be!  Nope – they go away at the end of May.

Bundle #1 – The Starter Bundle – Item #147196 – $60.50   Perfect for the beginning crafter!!

Bundle #2 – The Premier Bundle – #147207 – $103.50  Perfect for the more experienced crafter or, if you’re anything like me, you just want it all! 😎

Get a complete list of everything included in both bundles on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page!


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT

Background Bits will be available to Hosts and to folks with individual orders over $150 starting on 1 June!  


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Island Indigo Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, score and fold at 5 1/2″); Butterflies Thinlits butterfly

Basic Black Card Stock: 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); Butterflies Thinlits butterfly

Very Vanilla Card Stock : 4″ x 5 1/4″ (card front and inner liner); 3/4″ x 3″ (sentiment) 

This Christmas Specialty DSP: 3 3/4″ x 5″ (front panel): 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…

So – it’s snick season here in GA.

What’s a snick?  It’s our word for cases of mistaken identity.  Observe.

Is that a snake?

Nope – it’s a Snick…

And this is a Snick….

These are not Snicks… those are sticks.

Is this a snick?

Not a snick.  Real thing.

Hi, Mr. Rat Snake.  Good thing I saw you before Finn did!  I’m afraid he’d have thought you were a snick.  When you’re not a snick at all – you’re an actual snake. 😳

TTFN

M

Categories: Thank You Cards | Tags: , , , | 34 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Just Add Text Sneak Peek for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop



Happy Thursday, y’all – and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! We’ve got a super color combination to play with this week – one of my favorites! – and I know all our ladies have made some beautiful projects for you.  Y’all be sure to hop thru all their blogs when you get done here! 🙂

Here’s our colors!!

For my card, I pulled out another new stamp set – this is the Just Add Text set.  And I combined it with some Delightful Daisy DSP and a few touches from the Background Bits Host-exclusive stamp set.  Take a look-see:

I used the sketch at Mojo Monday this week to help me with the layout of this one.

I started with a Whisper White panel, SNAILd on Daffodil Delight for my card front.  Then I used a piece of Old Olive paper from the Delightful Daisy DSP for the diagonal strip.  I used a pencil to trace the diagonal cut I needed and cut it with my Trimmer.  Then I did the same with a Daffodil Delight card stock strip for the mat.  I used Liquid Glue to adhere the paper to the mat and then to the card front.

The middle layer is one of my favorite designs from the Delightful Daisy DSP, SNAILd on Daffodil Delight and then popped on with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

For the sentiment, I used the beautiful stamped image from the new Just Add Text stamp set.  I used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to put it right where I wanted it and stamped it in Night of Navy on a Whisper White panel.  I used my Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Write Marker to color the flowers and a combination of Old Olive Stampin’ Write Marker and Old Olive Watercolor Pencil to color the leaves.  Then I SNAILd it to a Daffodil Delight mat.

I wrapped some of the new Daffodil Delight 1/4″ Double-Stitched Ribbon around the panel, securing it with a Glue Dot in the front.  Then I added a little bow with a second Glue Dot.  Finally, I added a Night of Navy heart Enamel Shape and the card was done!

On the inside, I first stamped some little flowers in Daffodil Delight across the bottom of a Whisper White panel.  These flowers are in the Background Bits Host-Exclusive set coming on 1 June.  Over those, I added a Daffodil Delight-matted strip of the Delightful Daisy DSP.

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

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more of the Background Bits flowers in Daffodil Delight across the front…

…and more of the Delightful Daisy DSP on the envelope flap.

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!

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 1 MAY – 15 MAY: DNBUYHTG

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.


The Eastern Palace Suite is available thru the end of May in two awesome bundles!  Just so you know, while all the products will still be available when the catalog goes live on 1 June, these bundles will NOT be! 

Bundle #1 – The Starter Bundle – Item #147196 – $60.50   Perfect for the beginning crafter!!

The Starter Bundle includes:

  • Eastern Beauty Photopolymer Stamp Set
  • Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper
  • Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers
  • Fresh Fig, Lemon Lime Twist, and Tranquil Tide Classic Stampin’ Pads
  • FREE GIFT: new Very Vanilla Note Cards & Envelopes 

Bundle #2 – The Premier Bundle – #147207 – $103.50  Perfect for the more experienced crafter or, if you’re anything like me, you just want it all! 😎

This super-sized bundle includes:

  • Eastern Beauty Photopolymer Stamp Set
  • Eastern Medallions Thinlits Dies
  • Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper
  • Eastern Palace Cardstock Pack
  • Mini Tassels Assortment
  • Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers
  • Fresh Fig, Lemon Lime Twist, and Tranquil Tide Classic Stampin’ Pads
  • FREE GIFT: Very Vanilla Medium Envelopes
  • FREE GIFT: new Very Vanilla Thick Cardstock 

STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT          

 


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

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

Daffodil Delight Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2 1/8″ x 4 3/4″  (mat for diagonal DSP strip – trimmed to fit); 2 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ (mat for Navy DSP panel); 2 7/8″ x 3 1/2″ (mat for sentiment); 5/8″ x 4″ (mat for inner liner strip)

Whisper White Card Stock:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); 2 3/4″ x 3 3/8″ (sentiment panel)

Daffodil Delight DSP (avail 1 June): 2″ x 4 5/8″ (diagonal DSP strip – trimmed to fit); 2 3/8″ x 4 1/8″ (Navy DSP panel); 1/2″ 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!


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

Categories: Feminine, For You, Friendship, Love, Sneak peek | Tags: , , , | 23 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Fabulous Flirty Flamingo Congratulations

Happy Hawmp Day, y’all!  Did you realize that two weeks from today marks the end of the 2017 Occasions Mini AND the 2016-2017 Annual Catalog?!?  So…if there are goodies that you’re still wanting from either of those – best get on it now!!  And don’t forget those Eastern Palace bundles – they’ll disappear in two weeks, too!

Of course, that also means there’s only two weeks before the 2017-2017 Annual Catalog goes live!!  Whoo-hoo!!

I’ve got a new stamp set to share with you today, one that I’ve not used yet.  It’s the Fabulous Flamingo stamp set.  I used it to make a pretty little Congratulations card.  Take a look-see:

I used the sketch challenge from Can You CASE It to help me with the layout.

And my colors are a nod to the Hand Stamped Sentiments Color Challenge.

Finally, I thought it went very well with the Just Us Girls trend week challenge.

I started out by stamping the palm frond from Fabulous Flamingo in Peekaboo Peach all over a Whisper White panel and then I SNAILd it to a Peekaboo Peach mat.

For the art work, I stamped the flamingo in….wait for it…Flirty Flamingo.  I just had to – and Watermelon Wonder is retiring, so it’s been replaced in my shelves by the new In Colors!! 🙂

The flamingo is a three step image.  I stamped the outline image in full strength.  Next, I used the solid fill-in image – this one I stamped off twice before stamping the Whisper White panel.  Finally, I stamped the shading image – this one I stamped off once before stamping the panel.  Then I fussy cut just the body of the bird.

To make the art panel, I re-stamped the Fabulous Flamingo on a square of Whisper White card stock.  I deliberately raised the image up so that the top portion of the bird was off the top of the panel.  I added some Pool Party “water” and some stamped-off-once Pool Party grass across the bottom.  Then I SNAILd the panel to a Peekaboo Peach mat and onto the card front.  

I took the fussy cut Flamingo body and popped it over the stamped image with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The sentiment, from Fabulous Flamingo, is stamped in Pool Party and Flirty Flamingo.  I used my Pool Party ink pad to ever-so-carefully ink up all the words but “Pink” and then I inked that with my Flirty Flamingo Stampin’ Write Marker.  I stamped it on a strip of Whisper White, snipped a banner end and edged it with the Flirty Flamingo Marker.  I adhered it to the card front with a little more Liquid Glue.

Finally, cuz I just couldn’t help myself! – I stamped another Peekaboo Peach palm frond and fussy cut it.  Then I added it to the end of the sentiment banner with some Liquid Glue!

On the inside, I stamped a second sentiment from Fabulous Flamingo in Flirty Flamingo on a Whisper White panel.  Then I added a stamped-off-once Peekaboo Peach palm frond over top.

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

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got another Flirty Flamingo Flamingo on the front…

…and I added more Peekaboo Peach palm fronds on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Isn’t this a fun stamp set?  It’s got a couple more sentiments in pretty fonts and the really pretty Fabulous Flamingo!  Hope you like – and will get it on your wish list!

TTFN

Mary 


HOST CODE FOR 16 MAY – 31 MAY: TFGC4A4Z
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.


Stamps-N-Lingers 2017-2018 Annual Catalog Shares are Open

 

What are catalog shares, you ask?  Well…think of them as a Test Drive of a new catalog!

In this Annual Catalog, there are 16 new Designer Papers….14 new Embellishments…..and more new ribbons than I can count!!  If you were to buy one of each of them –  you’d spend over $600!  Shares are a great way to get a little of everything from the new Catalog!  You get a chance to “try before you buy”!

I’ve got a few options for you to pick from:  a New Designer Series Paper Share, a New Ribbons/Embellishments Share, and an I Want It All Share (this one gets a couple of free extra goodies!!).  You can get all the details and a full list of what you’ll get with each share type and get signed up for your Share right here.  Don’t delay – 30 May is the cutoff date!


PAPER PUMPKIN NEWS!

Here’s the fine-print!

  • For first-time subscribers only.
  • Subscribers must join by Saturday, June 10, 2017; 11:50 PM (MT).
  • Available for month-to-month subscriptions, not prepaid subscriptions.
  • Discount applied to one kit per month for the first three months of a new subscription. After that, the price for each month’s kit will return to the regular price of $19.95
  • Enter the promo code, STARTHERE, at PaperPumpkin.com to subscribe.

The Eastern Palace Suite is available thru the end of May in two awesome bundles!  Just so you know, while all the products will still be available when the catalog goes live on 1 June, these bundles will NOT be!  Nope – they go away at the end of May.

Bundle #1 – The Starter Bundle – Item #147196 – $60.50   Perfect for the beginning crafter!!

Bundle #2 – The Premier Bundle – #147207 – $103.50  Perfect for the more experienced crafter or, if you’re anything like me, you just want it all! 😎

Get a complete list of everything included in both bundles on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page!


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT

The Fabulous Flamingo stamp set will be available on 1 June!


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Pool Party Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, score and fold at 5 1/2″)

Peekaboo Peach Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3 1/4″ square (mat for art panel)

Whisper White Card Stock : 3 7/8 x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); 3 1/8″ Square (art panel);   (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…

Hey.  I just have two pictures to show you today.

Finn has big ole stout legs.  With his feathers and his pantaloons.  He’s a chunk.

Until, that is, you add water.

And then he’s a toothpick leg dog!!  LOL

TTFN

M

Categories: Congratulations | Tags: , , | 14 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Lovely Inside and Out Daisy

Good morning, y’all!  Hope your week is going well!  We’re back to summer in GA.  Bleh.  But – the veggie plants are loving it and growing like crazy – so there’s that!

I have a summery-pretty card to share with you today.  I used the beautiful Delightful Daisy DSP and the fun Lovely Inside & Out stamp set with the coordinating (and bundled!) Lovely Words Thinlits.  Take a look-see:

My layout – and several of the elements of the card!  – was inspired by the sketch and photo at the Fusion Challenge this week.

I started out by SNAILing a piece of Whisper White card stock to a Daffodil Delight mat.  The middle layer is a piece of Night of Navy paper from the Delightful Daisy DSP, SNAILd to Daffodil Delight and then to the card front.

Next up, I used the Lovely Words Thinlits to cut the heart die shape from a piece of Daffodil Delight card stock.  When you use that die, it leaves the negative in the piece of card stock.  So, I used a heart die from the Sweet & Sassy Framelits to cut the whole heart out.  I used the same heart die to cut a Whisper White heart, then adhered them together with Liquid Glue.  I adhered it to the card front with more Liquid Glue.

The sentiment, from the Lovely Inside & Out stamp set is stamped in Night of Navy on Whisper White, matted on a strip of Daffodil Delight and popped on with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The flowers are from the Lovely Friends stamp set.  I stamped just the detailed flower images – one large and two small – in Daffodil Delight on Whisper White – then cut them with their matching dies in the Lovely Laurels Thinlits.  They’re adhered to the heart and sentiment with Liquid Glue.

To finish it off, I added a Rhinestone Basic Jewel to each flower and that was it for the card front!

On the inside, I decided to change things up just a smidge, and stamped another sentiment from the Lovely Inside & Out stamp set in Night of Navy.  But I placed it in the bottom corner instead of the middle of the Whisper White panel.  I surrounded the sentiment with a few more of the Lovely Friends small flowers in Daffodil Delight, with a Rhinestone in the center of each flower.

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

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got some more Lovely Friends Daffodil Delight flowers on the front…

…and a little more Delightful Daisy DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I really love this color combination – it’s so classic and bright and cheerful!  And the Delightful Daisy DSP really makes it shine.  I think the two bundles – Lovely Inside & Out and Lovely Friends – just went together so happily.  Hope you like – and that these are already on your wish list! 🙂

TTFN

Mary 


HOST CODE FOR 16 MAY – 31 MAY: TFGC4A4Z
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.


Stamps-N-Lingers 2017-2018 Annual Catalog Shares are Open

 

What are catalog shares, you ask?  Well…think of them as a Test Drive of a new catalog!

In this Annual Catalog, there are 16 new Designer Papers….14 new Embellishments…..and more new ribbons than I can count!!  If you were to buy one of each of them –  you’d spend over $600!  Shares are a great way to get a little of everything from the new Catalog!  You get a chance to “try before you buy”!

I’ve got a few options for you to pick from:  a New Designer Series Paper Share, a New Ribbons/Embellishments Share, and an I Want It All Share (this one gets a couple of free extra goodies!!).  You can get all the details and a full list of what you’ll get with each share type and get signed up for your Share right here.  Don’t delay – 30 May is the cutoff date!


PAPER PUMPKIN NEWS!

Here’s the fine-print!

  • For first-time subscribers only.
  • Subscribers must join by Saturday, June 10, 2017; 11:50 PM (MT).
  • Available for month-to-month subscriptions, not prepaid subscriptions.
  • Discount applied to one kit per month for the first three months of a new subscription. After that, the price for each month’s kit will return to the regular price of $19.95
  • Enter the promo code, STARTHERE, at PaperPumpkin.com to subscribe.

The Eastern Palace Suite is available thru the end of May in two awesome bundles!  Just so you know, while all the products will still be available when the catalog goes live on 1 June, these bundles will NOT be!  Nope – they go away at the end of May.

Bundle #1 – The Starter Bundle – Item #147196 – $60.50   Perfect for the beginning crafter!!

Bundle #2 – The Premier Bundle – #147207 – $103.50  Perfect for the more experienced crafter or, if you’re anything like me, you just want it all! 😎

Get a complete list of everything included in both bundles on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page!


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT

The Lovely Inside & Out bundle, Lovely Friends Bundle and Delightful Daisy DSP will be available on 1 June!


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

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

Daffodil Delight Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 5/8″ x 2 7/8″ (sentiment mat); 3 1/4″ x 5 1/4″  (mat for Delightful Daisy DSP); Lovely Inside & Out die cut

Whisper White Card Stock : 3 7/8 x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); 1/2″ x 2 3/4″ (sentiment); Sweet & Sassy Hearts die cut; Lovey Laurels die cut flowers

Delightful Daisy DSP (avail 1 June): 3 1/8″ x 5 1/8″ (DSP panel on 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…

People, I have an addiction.

My name is Mary and…I’m a Finn-Picture-A-Holic.

I can’t seem to stop taking picture of him!

Wayne tells me that not everything he does is cute.

I think he’s wrong.

The dog is cute when he’s making me crazy!

Wayne’s been working on our patio by the barn.  With a spot for my raised beds and a fire circle.

Quality control is essential.  Wiggle-Butt Quality Assurance Associates (WBQA2) is on the job….

….they give their all.  The CED (Chief Executive Dog) is on the job-site quite frequently.

Close inspection is necessary to ensure the job is being completed correctly.

 

It’s critical to leave no stone unturned.  Or left under a pallet….

WBQA2 CED basking in the knowledge of a job-well-done.

TTFN

M

Categories: Any Occasion, Encouragement, Everyday, Feminine, Friendship, Just Because, Love, Sneak peek | Tags: , , , , , | 18 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Colorful Seasonal Layers Fun-Fold

Happy Monday, everyone!  Hope your weekend was most excellent!  Ours was – we ended up going to dinner with our friends for Mother’s Day yesterday.  Very enjoyable – but…we still have not seen Guardians!  I’m going to take a day of vacation this week and we are going to see it.  I am afraid the number of movies needing IMAX/3-D is high and if we wait too much longer… 🙂

So last night I did a video on today’s card – if you were able to join me – thanks so much.  If not, and you’d like to see it – here it is on YouTube!

For those of you who want to see the directions and card cuts – this is the post you’re looking for!

This card uses a fun basket-weave fold that I saw a tutorial video for, done by Kelly Atcheson, over on Splitcoast Stampers.  I combined that fold with the new Colorful Seasons stamp set and the bundled Seasonal Layers Thinlits.  Here’s what I came up with.  Take a look-see:

Now the layout for this card is courtesy of the Freshly Made Sketches challenge this week.

And my color scheme hails from the Fab Friday color challenge.

I started by printing out the basket weave template that Kelly provided.  Here it is for you!  Print it out – make sure it’s printed on a “regular” piece of printer paper.

Then I cut out one of the templates and secured it to my Dapper Denim card base.  That’s a piece of 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ card stock, scored and folded (and burnished a little) at 4 1/4″.  I used a couple of paper clips to secure my template to the card base.  Next, I just used my snips to cut the lines on the template, making sure to go all the way to the ends of each line.

To make the basket weave, take a look at the video to see how it’s done.  It’s crazy easy – but it’s a lot easier to see in a video than in words or photos!

Go ahead.  

I’ll wait.

Okay – you back?  Got the hang of the basket weave?  

Great – we’ll drive on!

My card front begins with a piece of Very Vanilla card stock, SNAILd to a Calypso Coral mat.  To make my leaves, I pulled out a piece of scrap Water Color Paper (I used Canson 90lb Cold-Press) and then sponged it in Calypso Coral, Rich Razzleberry and Dapper Denim.  I made large swipes of each color, and let them overlap a bit.  Then I cut the three leaves with the beautiful, intricate leaf die in the Seasonal Layers Thinlits.

I adhered the leaves to my card front with Liquid Glue.

The sentiment, from the Colorful Seasons stamp set (which will be bundled with the Seasonal Layers in the new catalog for a 10% savings!), I stamped in Rich Razzleberry on a strip of Very Vanilla, then matted it on Calypso Coral.  I popped the sentiment over the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card front was done!

On the inside, I used the leaf image in the Colorful Seasons set and inked the stamp with my Sponge Daubers in Calypso Coral, Dapper Denim and Rich Razzleberry and stamped the leaf on a Very Vanilla panel.

How cool does that basket weave look when you open the card?!?  I SNAILd my panel to a Calypso Coral mat and then into the card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals, and the card was done!

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got a repeat of the Colorful Seasons leaf on the front…

…and on the envelope flap,

Et Voila!  Don’t be afeared of the basket weave, y’all!  It’s really simple when you see it broken down (so please watch my video!!).  Like the first time you try to make a lattice top on a pie.  Looks too complicated for words, but then you see the “trick” and…yep.  Voila!  I love love love this leaf stamp and die in the Colorful Seasons bundle – it was the first thing that caught my eye when I saw it.  When added to all the other stamp images and dies…well, I know this is going to be one of my favorites!  I hope you like it, too – and are adding it to your wish list! 🙂

TTFN

Mary 


HOST CODE FOR 1 MAY – 15 MAY: DNBUYHTG
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.


Stamps-N-Lingers 2017-2018 Annual Catalog Shares are Open

 

What are catalog shares, you ask?  Well…think of them as a Test Drive of a new catalog!

In this Annual Catalog, there are 16 new Designer Papers….14 new Embellishments…..and more new ribbons than I can count!!  If you were to buy one of each of them –  you’d spend over $600!  Shares are a great way to get a little of everything from the new Catalog!  You get a chance to “try before you buy”!

I’ve got a few options for you to pick from:  a New Designer Series Paper Share, a New Ribbons/Embellishments Share, and an I Want It All Share (this one gets a couple of free extra goodies!!).  You can get all the details and a full list of what you’ll get with each share type and get signed up for your Share right here.  Don’t delay – 30 May is the cutoff date!


PAPER PUMPKIN NEWS!

Here’s the fine-print!

  • For first-time subscribers only.
  • Subscribers must join by Saturday, June 10, 2017; 11:50 PM (MT).
  • Available for month-to-month subscriptions, not prepaid subscriptions.
  • Discount applied to one kit per month for the first three months of a new subscription. After that, the price for each month’s kit will return to the regular price of $19.95
  • Enter the promo code, STARTHERE, at PaperPumpkin.com to subscribe.

The Eastern Palace Suite is available thru the end of May in two awesome bundles!  Just so you know, while all the products will still be available when the catalog goes live on 1 June, these bundles will NOT be!  Nope – they go away at the end of May.

Bundle #1 – The Starter Bundle – Item #147196 – $60.50   Perfect for the beginning crafter!!

The Starter Bundle includes:

  • Eastern Beauty Photopolymer Stamp Set
  • Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper
  • Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers
  • Fresh Fig, Lemon Lime Twist, and Tranquil Tide Classic Stampin’ Pads
  • FREE GIFT: new Very Vanilla Note Cards & Envelopes 

Bundle #2 – The Premier Bundle – #147207 – $103.50  Perfect for the more experienced crafter or, if you’re anything like me, you just want it all! 😎

This super-sized bundle includes:

  • Eastern Beauty Photopolymer Stamp Set
  • Eastern Medallions Thinlits Dies
  • Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper
  • Eastern Palace Cardstock Pack
  • Mini Tassels Assortment
  • Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers
  • Fresh Fig, Lemon Lime Twist, and Tranquil Tide Classic Stampin’ Pads
  • FREE GIFT: Very Vanilla Medium Envelopes
  • FREE GIFT: new Very Vanilla Thick Cardstock 

STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT

Colorful Seasons stamp set and the Seasonal Layers Thinlits will be available 1 June!

 

CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Dapper Denim Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, score and fold at 4 1/4″)

Calypso Coral Card Stock: 3 1/4″ x 5 3/8″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 5/8″ x 2 1/4″ (sentiment mat)

Very Vanilla Card Stock : 3 1/8″ x 5 1/4″ (card front and inner liner); 1/2″ x 2 1/8″ (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, this silly goofy little dog that we invited into our lives…he gives us so much joy.

And aggravation!

And laughter!

Really more joy and laughter than aggravation, to be sure!

This morning, before I was really “up”, he came into the bedroom for his usual “second sleep” (the one after he goes out first thing and before we go feed).

I happened to look down and saw….

That’s the end of his collar – he has a new one and it’s very very long.  He had ahold of it – and was sound asleep.

Silly goofy little dog.

And oh, I love him so!

TTFN

M

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Stampin’ Up! Colorful Seasonal Layers Basket Weave Fun-Fold Sneak Peek

Mornin’, y’all!  And for all y’all who are Mothers…Happy Mother’s Day!  Enjoy your day!!

I’m bringing you a Sneak Peek of the card I plan to share with you tonight on Facebook.  It includes a Fun Fold…and a beautiful die cut from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits.  Take a sneak-look-see:

I hope you’ll join me tonight at 8pm Eastern – right here on my Stamps-N-Lingers FB page.  You’ll get to see how to make the card in the video and then I’ll share the full “recipe” on Monday!

So…some admin-y things.  

Catalog shares are still open – Slots are filling up fast so hurry and get your name on my list before I run out of space.  It’s an awesome opportunity to try a little taste of everything!  Like…one piece of candy from every candy jar in the shop!!  

Are you a Paper Pumpkin Subscriber?  No?  Well – this is a great time to give it a shot.  New subscribers can get 25% off their first three months!  

Finally – Eastern Palace!  The special bundles are only available for a few more weeks – once the catalog goes live, those super-duper bundles will be gone!  Don’t miss out – they’re a great value-added way to get all the goodies.  And you can get them right now!

Okay.  That’s it.  Get the details on these three specials down below.  And….hope to see you tonight!! 🙂

TTFN

Mary 


HOST CODE FOR 1 MAY – 15 MAY: DNBUYHTG
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.


Stamps-N-Lingers 2017-2018 Annual Catalog Shares are Open

 

What are catalog shares, you ask?  Well…think of them as a Test Drive of a new catalog!

In this Annual Catalog, there are 16 new Designer Papers….14 new Embellishments…..and more new ribbons than I can count!!  If you were to buy one of each of them –  you’d spend over $600!  Shares are a great way to get a little of everything from the new Catalog!  You get a chance to “try before you buy”!

I’ve got a few options for you to pick from:  a New Designer Series Paper Share, a New Ribbons/Embellishments Share, and an I Want It All Share (this one gets a couple of free extra goodies!!).  You can get all the details and a full list of what you’ll get with each share type and get signed up for your Share right here.  Don’t delay – 30 May is the cutoff date!


PAPER PUMPKIN NEWS!

Any of this sound familiar?

  • I want a creative escape but I don’t have a lot of time.
  • I’m not sure I’m ready to commit to papercrafting, but I want to try it.
  • I love to create but I don’t always feel creative.
  • I need some fresh project ideas.
  • How can I craft when I don’t have all the “crafting stuff” I need?

Well, Paper Pumpkin says, “No more excuses!” Because with our kits, you have everything you need in one box. You’ll get:

  • An expertly-designed project
  • All the supplies to complete the project, pre-cut and ready to go
  • Step-by-step instructions (including a video)
  • Something new and different every month

Here’s the fine-print!

  • For first-time subscribers only.
  • Subscribers must join by Saturday, June 10, 2017; 11:50 PM (MT).
  • Available for month-to-month subscriptions, not prepaid subscriptions.
  • Discount applied to one kit per month for the first three months of a new subscription. After that, the price for each month’s kit will return to the regular price of $19.95
  • Enter the promo code, STARTHERE, at PaperPumpkin.com to subscribe.

The Eastern Palace Suite is available thru the end of May in two awesome bundles!  Just so you know, while all the products will still be available when the catalog goes live on 1 June, these bundles will NOT be!  Nope – they go away at the end of May.

Bundle #1 – The Starter Bundle – Item #147196 – $60.50   Perfect for the beginning crafter!!

The Starter Bundle includes:

  • Eastern Beauty Photopolymer Stamp Set
  • Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper
  • Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers
  • Fresh Fig, Lemon Lime Twist, and Tranquil Tide Classic Stampin’ Pads
  • FREE GIFT: new Very Vanilla Note Cards & Envelopes 

Bundle #2 – The Premier Bundle – #147207 – $103.50  Perfect for the more experienced crafter or, if you’re anything like me, you just want it all! 😎

This super-sized bundle includes:

  • Eastern Beauty Photopolymer Stamp Set
  • Eastern Medallions Thinlits Dies
  • Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper
  • Eastern Palace Cardstock Pack
  • Mini Tassels Assortment
  • Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers
  • Fresh Fig, Lemon Lime Twist, and Tranquil Tide Classic Stampin’ Pads
  • FREE GIFT: Very Vanilla Medium Envelopes
  • FREE GIFT: new Very Vanilla Thick Cardstock 

 

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…

The past couple of days, when it’s been pretty hot, Finn has been availing himself of the golf cart – even in the morning.  

It’s not unheard of for us to make an entire round with him riding next to me.

Guess he figures the golf cart needs some exercise?? 🙂

Don’t get me wrong.

He’s not slacking off.

He’s got an eye peeled for squirrels, bunnies, bugs, ducks, airplanes, deer (oh, please let there be a deer, Mom!!!), sticks, rocks, chipmunks, butterflies, bees, frogs, snakes, Dad, ponies….you name it.  He’s watching with his eagle eyes.

And snaggle tooth.

Nothing escapes his notice.

TTFN

M

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Stampin’ Up! Birthday Memories Suite Sneak Peek

Hey, y’all!  Welcome to Saturday!  Hope you’ve got some big plans for your weekend – even if it’s sit around and do nothing!

Which sounds pretty freakin’ amazing, doesn’t it??  We have dog school, errands, patio building and Guardians of the Galaxy on our list.  So – I’m going to make this quick! 🙂

As I promised, I branched out a bit and am bringing you a card made with the new Birthday Memories Suite! This suite has an old-fashioned feel that’s really cool.  I used the Birthday Delivery stamp set, the matching Birthday Friends Framelits and some of the Birthday Memories DSP.  Take a look-see:

The layout is inspired by the sketch challenge at CAS(E) This Sketch.

So, first jump outta the gate, there’s a cool little secret in the Birthday Memories DSP!  Several of the images scattered amongst the papers fit the Birthday Friends Framelits!  So – you can just die cut a pretty image that’s already perfectly colored for you by the artists at Stampin’ Up!  🙂

I started with the Daffodil Delight paper and, using the bouquet die in the Birthday Friends Framelits, I cut the bouquet from the paper.  Then I SNAILd the rest of the panel to an Early Espresso mat.  I knew that the gaping hole in the panel would be covered up by the rest of the card!

Next up is the colorful striped paper, also matted on Early Espresso and then SNAILd to the card front.  I layered a piece of 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon over the paper, then wrapped some of the new Pacific Point 1/4″ Stitched-Edge Ribbon around it, securing it in the back with scotch tape.

My art panel is a piece of Whisper White card stock, SNAILd to Early Espresso.  I stamped the little girl image from Birthday Delivery in Crumb Cake.  Then I inked over her socks and shoes with my Early Espresso Stampin’ Write Marker and colored her socks with my Calypso Coral Marker and her hair in Daffodil Delight.

I decided to do a little piecing on her dress.  So I stamped the girl image again on a piece of Calypso Coral paper from the Delightful Daisy DSP and fussy cut her dress.  So that I could keep her arms white (and not Coral!!), I cut the dress in two pieces.  Then I used Liquid Glue to adhere the paper to the image.

I popped my die-cut bouquet over the top of the image with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  

I stamped the Birthday Delivery sentiment in Pacific Point under my little girl.  Then I popped the panel over the ribbon.  I used a double-stack of Dimensionals in each corner – to accommodate the thickness of the ribbon.

I tied a bow with the Pacific Point 1/4″ Stitched Edge Ribbon and adhered it to the panel with Liquid Glue – and that was it for the card front.

On the inside, I stamped a second sentiment from Birthday Delivery in Pacific Point on a Whisper White panel.  Using the little party hat image, I inked the hat in Sweet Sugarplum and the pom-pom in Blushing Bride and added it at the top of the sentiment.  Then I cut a couple of presents from the Birthday Memories DSP with the matching die from Birthday Friends.  I also fussy cut a few more presents, and adhered them across the bottom with Liquid Glue.

I SNAILd the panel to an Early Espresso mat and into my Pacific Point card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got some Birthday Delivery presents stamped across the front.  I stamped them all in Crumb Cake, then colored them with my Pacific Point, Soft Sky, Calypso Coral, Sweet Sugarplum and Rich Razzleberry Stampin’ Write Markers…

…and then I added a little more of the Birthday Memories DSP to the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  This Birthday Memories Suite is a fun way to craft birthday cards for kids and adults alike – and I love that you can die cut the images right out of the Designer Paper!  What a great idea SU! came up with!  I hope you like!

TTFN

Mary 


HOST CODE FOR 1 MAY – 15 MAY: DNBUYHTG
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.


Stamps-N-Lingers 2017-2018 Annual Catalog Shares are Open

 

What are catalog shares, you ask?  Well…think of them as a Test Drive of a new catalog!

In this Annual Catalog, there are 16 new Designer Papers….14 new Embellishments…..and more new ribbons than I can count!!  If you were to buy one of each of them –  you’d spend over $600!  Shares are a great way to get a little of everything from the new Catalog!  You get a chance to “try before you buy”!

I’ve got a few options for you to pick from:  a New Designer Series Paper Share, a New Ribbons/Embellishments Share, and an I Want It All Share (this one gets a couple of free extra goodies!!).  You can get all the details and a full list of what you’ll get with each share type and get signed up for your Share right here.  Don’t delay – 30 May is the cutoff date!


PAPER PUMPKIN NEWS!

Any of this sound familiar?

  • I want a creative escape but I don’t have a lot of time.
  • I’m not sure I’m ready to commit to papercrafting, but I want to try it.
  • I love to create but I don’t always feel creative.
  • I need some fresh project ideas.
  • How can I craft when I don’t have all the “crafting stuff” I need?

Well, Paper Pumpkin says, “No more excuses!” Because with our kits, you have everything you need in one box. You’ll get:

  • An expertly-designed project
  • All the supplies to complete the project, pre-cut and ready to go
  • Step-by-step instructions (including a video)
  • Something new and different every month

Here’s the fine-print!

  • For first-time subscribers only.
  • Subscribers must join by Saturday, June 10, 2017; 11:50 PM (MT).
  • Available for month-to-month subscriptions, not prepaid subscriptions.
  • Discount applied to one kit per month for the first three months of a new subscription. After that, the price for each month’s kit will return to the regular price of $19.95
  • Enter the promo code, STARTHERE, at PaperPumpkin.com to subscribe.

The Eastern Palace Suite is available thru the end of May in two awesome bundles!  Just so you know, while all the products will still be available when the catalog goes live on 1 June, these bundles will NOT be!  Nope – they go away at the end of May.

Bundle #1 – The Starter Bundle – Item #147196 – $60.50   Perfect for the beginning crafter!!

The Starter Bundle includes:

  • Eastern Beauty Photopolymer Stamp Set
  • Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper
  • Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers
  • Fresh Fig, Lemon Lime Twist, and Tranquil Tide Classic Stampin’ Pads
  • FREE GIFT: new Very Vanilla Note Cards & Envelopes 

Bundle #2 – The Premier Bundle – #147207 – $103.50  Perfect for the more experienced crafter or, if you’re anything like me, you just want it all! 😎

This super-sized bundle includes:

  • Eastern Beauty Photopolymer Stamp Set
  • Eastern Medallions Thinlits Dies
  • Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper
  • Eastern Palace Cardstock Pack
  • Mini Tassels Assortment
  • Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers
  • Fresh Fig, Lemon Lime Twist, and Tranquil Tide Classic Stampin’ Pads
  • FREE GIFT: Very Vanilla Medium Envelopes
  • FREE GIFT: new Very Vanilla Thick Cardstock 

STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT

The Birthday Memories Suite, Delightful Daisy DSP and 1/4″ Stitched-Edge Ribbon will be available on 1 June. 


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Pacific Point Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, score and fold at 5 1/2″)

Early Espresso Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 1 3/8″ x 4″ (mat for striped DSP panel); 2 1/2″ x 3 3/8″ (mat for art panel)

Birthday Memories DSP (avail 1 Jun) : 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); 1 1/4″ x 3 7/8″ (striped DSP panel); Bouquet die cut; envelope flap

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); 2 3/8″ x 3 1/4″ (art panel)

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 a couple days ago, Finn and I had a close encounter.

Of the quacking kind!

We went down to the back pond for our normal morning frisbee/bumper/ponding session and discovered…

A handsome Mallard drake and his lovely lady friend. 🙂

What was so interesting is that we drove the golf cart right up to the pond, Finn was bounding about as usual.

And they just paddled to and fro….with a little bit of hither and yon thrown in…

I’m not sure that Finn really knew what to make of them.  He certainly kept an eye on them, but…showed no interest in flushing them or herding them.

Live and let live, that’s his motto.

Unless you’re a squirrel.

Or a bug.  He hates him some bugs!!  

TTFN

M

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