Stampin’ Up! Peaceful Nativity Rejoice for Christmas – and a Blog Candy Winner!

Oh.  My.  Goodness.  It’s DECEMBER, y’all!  Can you believe that?  Which means less than a month away from Christmas!!

And – we’re less than a month from the Reason for the Season  – which I am really celebrating with today’s card from the Peaceful Nativity Bundle and some shiny Brightly Gleaming Specialty DSP.  Take a look-see:

The layout for this one is from this week’s FUSION challenge – the sketch side!

I started with a piece of non-foil paper from the Brightly Gleaming Specialty DSP that I matted on Crumb Cake for the card front.

The next layer is a second (foiled) piece of Brightly Gleaming Specialty DSP, actually the reverse side of the first piece!  I matted it first on some Bronze Brushed Metallic Cardstock then on a piece of Crumb Cake.  I adhered the matted panel to the card front with Liquid Glue.

I inked up the manger and stable-front images from the Peaceful Nativity stamp set in Early Espresso and stamped them on Crumb Cake, then cut them with their matching die in the Nativity Die set.  While I was cutting, I cut five palm trees and the stable “walls and back” using the appropriate dies in the set.

I colored the palm trees with my Dark Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blend and Mossy Meadows Stampin’ Blend Combo – then I adhered four of them to the card front with Liquid Glue.

I colored the die cut stable walls and back with my Dark Crumb Cake Blend and adhered it with Liquid Glue.

I colored the thatched roof of the stable-front with my Bumble Bee Stampin’ Write Marker and popped it over the first stable die with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I colored the Nativity using the Dark Crumb Cake Blend for the manger, Light Soft Suede Blend for Joseph’s robe and hair, Light Blackberry Bliss for Mary’s robe, and the White Stampin’ Chalk Marker for the swaddling.  I colored Joseph’s staff with the Early Espresso Stampin’ Write marker and the hay in the manger with the Bumble Bee Stampin’ Write Marker.

I popped the nativity onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

With the large star die in the Nativity Dies I cut a star from the Mango Melody section of a piece of Rainbow Glimmer Paper and adhered it with Liquid Glue.

I tied a Linen Thread Double-loop bow and adhered it with a Glue Dot.

On another piece of Crumb Cake, I stamped the Peaceful Nativity sentiment in Early Espresso and cut it with the smallest rectangle die in the Stitched So Sweetly die set.

I stacked three Stampin’ Dimensionals on the bottom right corner of the sentiment, placed a Glue Dot on the linen bow – and adhered the sentiment over the bow.  And…the card front was done!

On the inside, I stamped a second Peaceful Nativity sentiment in Early Espresso onto a Very Vanilla panel.  Above the sentiment, I stamped the large star from Peaceful Nativity in Mango Melody.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Crumb Cake mat and then into my Night of Navy card base, adhered the card front with Liquid Glue and the card was done.

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got five of the large Peaceful Nativity stars on the front in Mango Melody….

…and more of the Brightly Gleaming Specialty DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  The Peaceful Nativity stamp set, with the bundled Nativity Dies, has all the components for you to create gorgeous nativity scenes for your Christmas cards!

So…as you read this, I’ll be ordering the new Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine  (🎉🎉🎉) and some more Jan – Jun 2021 Mini Catalog pre-order goodies.  Whoo-hoo!!  Wanna play with the new stuff now, too?   Give joining my team a think or two – sign up now and you can order from the new catalog to fill your Starter Kit AND…add any more pre-order goodies you like to your very first order with your shiny new 20% discount!  Check out the deets here and then give me a shout and I’ll get you hooked up!

TTFN

M

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 1 DEC – 15 DEC: J4NNCNV7

Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift (AND the Monthly Card Tutorial) from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in any active Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!  See my Customer Rewards page for full details. You’ll also be getting a link to my ZOOM The Craftroom (an exclusive online event for my customers) and the monthly Online Tutorial.   The December Tutorial features the Arrange A Wreath Bundle!


Blog Candy Winner!

I want to thank everyone for taking the time to tell us what makes you thankful this year.  It’s been a rough one – so…it was nice to be able to read your uplifting stories!  Folks are universally grateful for their health – and the health of their families.  Many were grateful for our First Responders and the front-line caregivers risking their own health to care for loved ones.  And – a lot of you are grateful for Stampin’ Up! and the creative, stress-reducing outlet that it provides!  I was so happy to read everyone’s comments! Thank you all!

So – I put the digits into Random.org and it did it’s computer thing and…out came…Comment #5!

Comment #5 was from Barb E, who wrote:

“I am thankful for family, first and also for the many brilliant scientists all over the world working on an effective vaccine for COVID-10. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your loved ones! Thank you for this generous giveaway!”

Yeah!  Barb – I’ll be sending a message shortly so I can get your mailing address and then I’ll get your Jolly Gingerbread kit in the mail to you ASAP!

Again – thank you all – and…have a wonderful week! 🙂


Get the Stampin’ Up! Products Used in These Projects: 

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Night of Navy Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, scored and folded at 4 1/4″)

Crumb Cake Card Stock:  4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3 7/8″ x 4 3/8″ (mat for smaller DSP panel); 3/4″ x 1 1/4″ Stitched So Sweetly Die cut (sentiment); Nativity Dies die cut pieces;

Brushed Metallic Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 4 1/4″ (second mat for smaller DSP panel on front)

Rainbow Glimmer Paper: Nativity Dies die cut star

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

Brightly Gleaming Specialty DSP:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); 3 7/8″ x 4 1/8″ (smaller 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!


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Finn Fan Fix 

Winter has come to Georgia.

Yes – last night was a hard freeze – down to 25F.

Yea yea – I know.  We’re wussies.  Y’all who live up in the great white frozen tundra just….shush now!

We live in the SOUTH – on purpose!  25 is TOO cold.  Sleet coming down is yucky.

Only the Finnster and the pony-girls are happy.  Mama… not so much.  😉

In preparation for the Big Freeze – I pulled all the remaining peppers and tomatoes out of the garden.

It was a pretty bountiful “last harvest”!

We also turned out my two potato bags.

I think the picture tells the story. 🙁

Pretty stinkin’ sparse.  I mean – that was IT!  We had lots of leaves and it looked like it had gone great guns.

But…nope.

Also?  They don’t taste good at all.

Darned good thing we weren’t counting on a bountiful potato harvest to see us thru the winter, huh?

Pretty disappointing.

TTFN

M

 

 

 

Categories: 2020 Aug - Dec Mini Catalog, Christmas | Tags: , , , , , | 10 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Dandy Garden Wishes Sneak Peek and… Stamp-N-Storage Cyber Monday!

Good morning!  It’s Monday after Thanksgiving – which means….it’s Cyber Monday!

Which has only been a thing for a minute.  Like since 2005!  Guess we like our Online Shopping, huh?  I know I do – even in non-COVID years!  I used to like going to the Mall but now?  Pretty much rather clean house.

Wait.  No…Not that.  The dentist.  I’d rather go to the dentist than the mall.

OR clean the house!

Now – the good news is, darned near everything I ever show you on this blog can be yours – without you ever having to leave the comfort of your pj’s and barcalounger.  😉  For example…be sure you check the Stamp-N-Storage Holiday Special and CYBER MONDAY Deals – it ends TODAY!  With 15% off Sitewide, Free Shipping on orders over $100, free magnets – it’s a great time to outfit your craft area!!

Today’s goodies are a sneak peek of some things you’ll be able to get in January (or…tomorrow – more on that later!) in the January – June 2021 Mini Catalog.  The Garden Wishes stamp set, Dandy Garden 6″ x 6″ DSP and Dandy Garden Memories & More Card Pack are part of the Dandy Garden Suite.  Take a look-see:

The layout for this is from the Freshly Made Sketches challenge this week!

And it seems to fit in the list of Occasions on this week’s Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.

I started with some Misty Moonlight paper from the Dandy Garden 6″ x 6″ DSP that I matted on Bumble Bee for the card front.

Then I stamped the large image from Garden Wishes in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  When it was dry, I colored the flowers with my Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blend and the leaves with the Mossy Meadow Blends Combo.  Then I cut it out with a Stitched Rectangle Die and adhered it to the card front with Liquid Glue.

I used a smaller Stitched Rectangle Die to cut another piece of Whisper White.  Using one of the folders in the Greenery Embossing Folders pack, I embossed the little rectangle.  Then I popped it onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The sentiment is a sticker from the Dandy Garden Memories & More Card Pack – simply adhered right to the panel.

I took one of the little bee stickers from the pack and popped it onto the panel with a Stampin’ Dimensional (cut in half).

I tied a little bow from new Mossy Meadow 3/16″ Braided Linen Trim and adhered it with a Glue Dot – and that was it for the card front.

On the inside, I stamped a second image from Garden Wishes in Tuxedo Black on Whisper White.  I colored the center with the Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blend and Mossy Meadow Blends Combo.  Then I adhered another Dandy Garden Memories & More Card Pack sentiment over top.  Since it seemed like the thing to do, I stamped the bee in Tuxedo Black and colored it with the Dark Daffodil Blend.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Bumble Bee mat and into my Misty Moonlight card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got the Garden Wishes dandelion and bee on the front…

…and some more of the Dandy Garden 6″ x 6″ DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I am so in love with this new Garden Wishes set – and the gorgoues Dandy Garden 6″ x 6″ DSP!

I hope you like!

If you want to recreate this card – all the Stampin’ Up! products you need are listed down below along with the card cuts!

Now – I mentioned that you’ll be able to get this whole suite on 5 Jan.  BUT – I also told you that you could get it TOMORROW!

How?  Well – starting tomorrow – all these goodies will be available to demonstrators.  And – if you join Stampin’ Up! tomorrow then YOU could fill your Starter kit with new goodies and then turn right around and buy as many more of the pre-order list as you like with a 20% discount!

And – STILL no commitment ever!  Nada.  Zilch.  Zero.

Get more deets right here – or…give me a shout – I’ll be more than happy to chat.  I’d love to have you join my team – whether you want the discount or…are looking for a side gig to bring in a little extra cash (like…enough to pay for you crafty habit?).

Hope to hear from you soon!

TTFN

M

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 16 NOV – 30 NOV: NAQ2MP9A

HOST CODE FOR 1 DEC – 15 DEC: J4NNCNV7

Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift (AND the Monthly Card Tutorial) from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in any active Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!  See my Customer Rewards page for full details. You’ll also be getting a link to my ZOOM The Craftroom (an exclusive online event for my customers) and the monthly Online Tutorial.   The November Tutorial features the Wishes & Wonder Bundle!


 

5×7 MAGNET CARDS – TODAY ONLY!
FREE WITH ANY $75 ORDER

Receive a FREE PACK of 5×7 MAGNET CARDS when you spend $75 or more! That’s a $22.75 value, free! Your FREE pack of Magnet Cards will automatically be added to your cart during the checkout process with your $75 order. Offer valid only Monday, November 30, 2020.

25% OFF ALL Accessories – TODAY ONLY!

SAVE 25% OFF ALL Accessories only Cyber Monday! This special includes some of our most popular products like STORAGE POCKETS, the DESK CADDYMINI INK SPOT HOLDERS and even the new GRID STORAGE SYSTEM. Offer valid Monday, November 30, 2020.

 

DOORBUSTER – TODAY ONLY!

20% OFF ANY INK PAD HOLDER
Coupon Code: CMINKPADS

Save 20% OFF ALL Ink Pad Holders! That includes the COMBO HOLDER,  STANDARD INK PAD HOLDERSTAMPIN’ INK PAD HOLDERDISTRESS INK PAD HOLDERSLIM INK PAD HOLDER and more. Just add the coupon code CMINKPADS during the checkout process for your SAVINGS! Offer valid Monday, November 30, 2020

 

PLUS…. 

15% OFF STOREWIDE + FREE SHIPPING*

ON ORDERS OVER $100

Today is the last day to buy the storage solutions you need AND get awesome 15% off savings storewide – plus FREE SHIPPING on orders over $100!

*Free Shipping applies to Domestic U.S. orders only.

SHOP HERE FOR 15% OFF!

PLUS! LOOK FOR A PIN WHEN YOUR ORDER ARRIVES!

You could WIN A $25 Stamp-n-Storage GIFT CERTIFICATE

Stamp-n-Storage is giving away 50 – $25 gift certificates at random this holiday season! That’s right, you could win a $25 gift certificate. Just look for one of these pins in your box. If you received one, you’ll find a gift certificate code on back to be redeemed at any time!

If you’re ready to organize YOUR Craft Room Stamp-N-Storage has got what you need! 🙂

Check out some of these popular solutions!!

Paper Storage

Dies, Stamps and Emboss Folders Storage

Storage Pockets 

Holds Magnet cards (5″ x 7″ or 6″ x 7″), Stamp Cards, and even Embellishments!

Creative Crate

Holds your Storage Pockets perfectly!

Marker Holder

For Stampin’ Blends (be sure to check the site for other Marker-type storage solutions, too!)

Stamp-N-Die Bundle

Double Stamp Case Shelf

These are just some of the hundreds of great products Stamp-N-Storage has to offer for your craft room organization – and it’s ALL on sale thru the end of TODAY!  Every order over $100 receives 15% off AND FREE SHIPPING!  Winner winner!

PLEASE NOTE:  I do receive a small affiliate fee when you use my Stamp-n-Storage shopping links.  But – you’ve seen plenty of pictures of my stamping space – both at home and when I’ve traveled! – and you KNOW that I am a HUGE fan and love their quality products!!  I recommend them to everyone!


Blog Candy Give-Away – Last Day to Enter!

I’ve got a Jolly Gingerbread November 2020 Paper Pumpkin Kit that I’ll give away to a randomly drawn winner!  Whoo-hoo!

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To enter – all you need to do is leave a comment on the original blog post by 5pm Eastern Time on Monday, 30 Nov 2020 and tell me what YOU are grateful for this Season!

Just a note –  I have comment moderation turned on so it may take me a few minutes to see and approve your comment.  Don’t worry if it doesn’t show up right away, it’ll be there just as soon as I see it.  🙂

The winners will be chosen by the random number generator from all of the comments received and I’ll announce the winners on my blog on 1 Dec 2020!!

Please note, anyone is welcome to leave me a comment but per the Demonstrator rules from Stampin’ Up!, I can only ship Stampin’ Up! merchandise to addresses within the United States.  Thanks for your understanding.  Good luck!!


Get the Stampin’ Up! Products Used in These Projects: 

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

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

Bumble Bee Card Stock:  4″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for inner liner)

Whisper White Card Stock: Stitched Rectangle die cut (art); Stitched Rectangle die cut (embossed panel for sentiment);  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

Dandy Garden 6″ x 6″ 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 

Sunday dawned….cloudy and dreary.

Not too cold but…generally yucky.

So – Finn did what most of us WISH we could do on a rainy and dreary day…

Only problem is the stinkin’ paparazzi.  How the heck is a guy supposed to get ANY rest with someone taking his picture every 5 minutes?!?

He tried to give me the stink-eye but…it’s not very effective when your down-ear is flopped up and you look all sweet and cuddly!

TTFN

M

 

 

 

Categories: 2021 Jan - Jun Mini Catalog, Blog Candy, Clean-and-Simple, Happy Birthday, Memories & More, Sneak peek, Stamp-N-Storage Sale | Tags: , , , , | 6 Comments

Stamp-N-Storage Cyber Monday SALE!

YEAH for Cyber Monday!!  Even MORE savings from Stamp-N-Storage but…it’s all TODAY ONLY!!!

 

5×7 MAGNET CARDS – TODAY ONLY!
FREE WITH ANY $75 ORDER

Receive a FREE PACK of 5×7 MAGNET CARDS when you spend $75 or more! That’s a $22.75 value, free! Your FREE pack of Magnet Cards will automatically be added to your cart during the checkout process with your $75 order. Offer valid only Monday, November 30, 2020.

25% OFF ALL Accessories – TODAY ONLY!

SAVE 25% OFF ALL Accessories only Cyber Monday! This special includes some of our most popular products like STORAGE POCKETS, the DESK CADDYMINI INK SPOT HOLDERS and even the new GRID STORAGE SYSTEM. Offer valid Monday, November 30, 2020.

 

DOORBUSTER – TODAY ONLY!

20% OFF ANY INK PAD HOLDER
Coupon Code: CMINKPADS

Save 20% OFF ALL Ink Pad Holders! That includes the COMBO HOLDER,  STANDARD INK PAD HOLDERSTAMPIN’ INK PAD HOLDERDISTRESS INK PAD HOLDERSLIM INK PAD HOLDER and more. Just add the coupon code CMINKPADS during the checkout process for your SAVINGS! Offer valid Monday, November 30, 2020

 

PLUS…. 

15% OFF STOREWIDE + FREE SHIPPING*

ON ORDERS OVER $100

Today is the last day to buy the storage solutions you need AND get awesome 15% off savings storewide – plus FREE SHIPPING on orders over $100!

*Free Shipping applies to Domestic U.S. orders only.

SHOP HERE FOR 15% OFF!

PLUS! LOOK FOR A PIN WHEN YOUR ORDER ARRIVES!

You could WIN A $25 Stamp-n-Storage GIFT CERTIFICATE

Stamp-n-Storage is giving away 50 – $25 gift certificates at random this holiday season! That’s right, you could win a $25 gift certificate. Just look for one of these pins in your box. If you received one, you’ll find a gift certificate code on back to be redeemed at any time!

If you’re ready to organize YOUR Craft Room Stamp-N-Storage has got what you need! 🙂

Check out some of these popular solutions!!

Paper Storage

Dies, Stamps and Emboss Folders Storage

Storage Pockets 

Holds Magnet cards (5″ x 7″ or 6″ x 7″), Stamp Cards, and even Embellishments!

Creative Crate

Holds your Storage Pockets perfectly!

Marker Holder

For Stampin’ Blends (be sure to check the site for other Marker-type storage solutions, too!)

Stamp-N-Die Bundle

Double Stamp Case Shelf

These are just some of the hundreds of great products Stamp-N-Storage has to offer for your craft room organization – and it’s ALL on sale thru the end of TODAY!  Every order over $100 receives 15% off AND FREE SHIPPING!  Winner winner!

TTFN

M

 

 

 

PLEASE NOTE:  I do receive a small affiliate fee when you use my Stamp-n-Storage shopping links.  But – you’ve seen plenty of pictures of my stamping space – both at home and when I’ve traveled! – and you KNOW that I am a HUGE fan and love their quality products!!  I recommend them to everyone!


HOST CODE FOR 16 NOV – 30 NOV: NAQ2MP9A

HOST CODE FOR 1 DEC – 15 DEC: J4NNCNV7

Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift (AND the Monthly Card Tutorial) from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in any active Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!  See my Customer Rewards page for full details. You’ll also be getting a link to my ZOOM The Craftroom (an exclusive online event for my customers) and the monthly Online Tutorial.   The November Tutorial features the Wishes & Wonder Bundle!


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!

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Stampin’ Up! Itty Bitty Coming Home Fun Fold with Video Tutorial for The Paper Players

Hey y’all – it’s Sunday, which means I’ve got another fun challenge for you from the Paper Players – Anne Marie came up with a really fun Tic-Tac-Toe for us this week.  You KNOW how much I love Tic-Tac-Toe’s and I know YOU do, too!  I mean – what’s not to love!? So I hope you’ll come and play along with us!

If you were able to join me yesterday for my Facebook Live video, I appreciate you spending some of your weekend with me!  If you weren’t able to watch the live version, but you’d like to see the replay on YouTube…here ’tis!

I love a double-easel card and – yes, I know I’ve used them a lot, but…they’re just so cool!  For this one, I used the fun Trimming the Town DSP and the coordinating Coming Home stamp set and bundled Home Together Dies.  Since that’s an image-only set, I pulled in Itty Bitty Christmas for some sentiments.  Take a look-see:

And here’s our Paper Players Tic-Tac-Toe challenge – I hope you’ll come and play along! 🙂  I hit the diagonal left to right (Patterned Paper – Fun Fold – Green) and the middle column (die cut – Fun Fold – Embellishment).

I also loosely based the front design on the Global Design Project’s CAS(E) The Designer challenge.

Finally – it seems sorta perfect for this week’s TGIF Theme Challenge!

I started with a piece of Misty Moonlight that would be the Easel “mechanism” and the mat for the card front.  It’s 4″ x 10″ and I scored it at 5 1/4″ and 7 5/8″.  Then I folded it into the easel.

I cut a piece of mountain-y paper from the Trimming the Town DSP and adhered it to the larger part of the easel.  Then I cut two tree-strewn pieces for the two smaller panels.

Using the two edge dies in the Home Together Die set, I cut two “snow drifts” from Whisper White cardstock.  I adhered one to the smaller front panel with Liquid Glue.  Then I adhered the easel to the front of my Poppy Parade card base with Liquid Glue.

I used an Adhesive Sheet to adhere a large piece of Trimming the Town DSP to a piece of Whisper White card stock.  Then I used the dies in the Home Together Die set to cut a couple of houses and some trees from the DSP.  Hint: by adhering the DSP to the cardstock – the backs of the die cuts (which you can see on this kind of card) will be white (and not have a pattern on them!) plus – it makes them a little sturdier!

I adhered the taller house to the small panel, with a large tree next to it, using Liquid Glue.  Then I adhered the second house over top.

On the second snow drift, I stamped an Itty Bitty Christmas sentiment in Poppy Parade, then, using Stampin’ Dimensionals, I popped it onto the panel.

With Liquid Glue, I adhered two more die cut trees onto the snow drift.

I added some Adhesive-Backed Snowflakes over the “mountains” (and one by the sentiment) and a single star from the All The Trimmings Embellishments on the attic window of the front house – and the card front was done!

On the inside, I added a second Itty Bitty Christmas sentiment in Poppy Parade to a Whisper White panel.  Around it, I stamped a bunch of Pool Party snowflakes (from Coming Home).

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Misty Moonlight mat and into the Poppy Parade card base and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got some Coming Home trees in Old Olive and Pool Party snowflakes on the front…

…and a little more Trimming the Town DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I love being able to use dies from the Home Together Die set to cut the houses out of the Trimming the Town DSP, don’t you?  And the images in the bundled Coming Home stamp set are perfect to add a little of this and a little of that.

And speaking of little – the Itty Bitty Christmas, with its plethora of petite sentiments,  is one that you NEED in your stash!

I hope you like!

If you want to recreate this card – all the Stampin’ Up! products you need are listed down below along with the card cuts!

Now…take a look at what the rest of the team has to offer!  Then pull out your ink and papers and have a little fun challenge! 🙂

The Paper Players Design Team

TTFN

M

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 16 NOV – 30 NOV: NAQ2MP9A

Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift (AND the Monthly Card Tutorial) from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in any active Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!  See my Rewards page for full details. You’ll also be getting a link to my ZOOM The Craftroom (an exclusive online event for my customers) and the monthly Online Tutorial.   The November Tutorial features the Wishes & Wonder Bundle!


Blog Candy Give-Away – Still Time to Enter!

I’ve got a Jolly Gingerbread November 2020 Paper Pumpkin Kit that I’ll give away to a randomly drawn winner!  Whoo-hoo!

No photo description available.

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To enter – all you need to do is leave a comment on the original blog post by 5pm Eastern Time on Monday, 30 Nov 2020 and tell me what YOU are grateful for this Season!

Just a note –  I have comment moderation turned on so it may take me a few minutes to see and approve your comment.  Don’t worry if it doesn’t show up right away, it’ll be there just as soon as I see it.  🙂

The winners will be chosen by the random number generator from all of the comments received and I’ll announce the winners on my blog on 1 Dec 2020!!

Please note, anyone is welcome to leave me a comment but per the Demonstrator rules from Stampin’ Up!, I can only ship Stampin’ Up! merchandise to addresses within the United States.  Thanks for your understanding.  Good luck!!


15% OFF STOREWIDE + FREE SHIPPING*

ON ORDERS OVER $100

November 23 – 30, 2020

The holidays are here….

and it’s a GREAT time to get your craft room organized!

Shop storewide and take advantage of these awesome savings, PLUS you’ll receive FREE SHIPPING* on all orders over $100.
*Free Shipping applies to Domestic U.S. orders only.

SHOP HERE FOR 15% OFF!

PLUS! LOOK FOR A PIN WHEN YOUR ORDER ARRIVES!

You could WIN A $25 Stamp-n-Storage GIFT CERTIFICATE

Stamp-n-Storage is giving away 50 – $25 gift certificates at random this holiday season! That’s right, you could win a $25 gift certificate. Just look for one of these pins in your box. If you received one, you’ll find a gift certificate code on back to be redeemed at any time!

If you’re ready to organize YOUR Craft Room Stamp-N-Storage has got what you need! 🙂

Check out some of these popular solutions!!

Paper Storage

Dies, Stamps and Emboss Folders Storage

Storage Pockets 

Holds Magnet cards (5″ x 7″ or 6″ x 7″), Stamp Cards, and even Embellishments!

Creative Crate

Holds your Storage Pockets perfectly!

Marker Holder

For Stampin’ Blends (be sure to check the site for other Marker-type storage solutions, too!)

Stamp-N-Die Bundle

Double Stamp Case Shelf

These are just some of the hundreds of great products Stamp-N-Storage has to offer for your craft room organization – and it’s ALL on sale thru 30 Nov 2020!!  Every order over $100 receives 15% off AND FREE SHIPPING!  Winner winner!

PLEASE NOTE:  I do receive a small affiliate fee when you use my Stamp-n-Storage shopping links.  But – you’ve seen plenty of pictures of my stamping space – both at home and when I’ve traveled! – and you KNOW that I am a HUGE fan and love their quality products!!  I recommend them to everyone!


Get the Stampin’ Up! Products Used in These Projects: 

 

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

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

Misty Moonlight Card Stock: 4″ x 10″ (double easel scored and folded at 5 1/4″ and 7 5/8″); 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for inner liner)

Whisper White Card Stock: various heights x 3 7/8″ wide (snow drifts); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

Trimming the Town DSP:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); 2 1/4″ x 3 7/8″ (x2 – on smaller easel panels) ; envelope flap; Die cut houses and trees


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 

 

Finn – once again (he’s generous like that!) yielded his spot.  This time for a Lodging Review.

From…Cerah.

Lyft and Yelp get Stars.  Movies get Rotten Tomatoes.

Stalls get…Hooves! 😉

Recently, Cerah submitted a Five-Hooves Review trumpeting her resounding customer satisfaction with the bedding and linens in her room.

How do I know?

Well – I read her review, of course!

“The bed was soft and fluffy – and highly absorbent.  Fresh smelling and very very comfortable.  There was a full bag of hay, fresh water and a huge salt block.  After dinner mints were offered and gratefully accepted, with dinner including a freshly cut carrot and an apple wedge.  Will be recommending this B&B to all my friends and will for sure stay here again.  Probably tonight.  Likely tomorrow, too”.

Also?  The shavings.  Shavings all over her!  It’s a sure sign that all has met with her high expectations!

Two nights in a row!

Just gives me a warm fuzzy knowing she approves my efforts to make her all comfy!!

TTFN

M

 

 

 

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Stampin’ Up! Christmas Fun Fold Video Sneak Peek!

Happy Saturday!  Did y’all get all your Christmas shopping done yesterday?  I totally did not.  Like…nothing.  Nada.  I am not really sure WHAT happened to yesterday.  One minute I was waking up and then…I was sitting at my craft table trying to kick start my card-making-mojo at 6 pm!  🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️

I was FINALLY successful and so…I DO have a card that I’m happy with to share with you tonight!  I’ll go live at 7pm on my Stamps-N-Lingers FB page.  Take a sneaky peek!

Yep – it’s a fun fold (a tried-and-true one!) and I think it’s pretty cute for Christmas!

Hope you can join me!  Tonight.  7pm.  Right here!

TTFN

M

 

 

 

P.S.  I’ve gotten SO many comments on the Blog Candy post – I’ve so enjoyed reading how you’re dealing with this crazy year and finding so many things to be grateful for!  Thank you ALL for taking the time to leave such detailed and heartfelt comments! 💖💖💖💖💖


HOST CODE FOR 16 NOV – 30 NOV: NAQ2MP9A

Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift (AND the Monthly Card Tutorial) from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in any active Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!  See my Rewards page for full details. You’ll also be getting a link to my ZOOM The Craftroom (an exclusive online event for my customers – see below for info) and the monthly Online Tutorial.   The November Tutorial features the Wishes & Wonder Bundle!


Blog Candy Give-Away!

I’ve got a Jolly Gingerbread November 2020 Paper Pumpkin Kit that I’ll give away to a randomly drawn winner!  Whoo-hoo!

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To enter – all you need to do is leave a comment on the original blog post by 5pm Eastern Time on Monday, 30 Nov 2020 and tell me what YOU are grateful for this Season!

Just a note –  I have comment moderation turned on so it may take me a few minutes to see and approve your comment.  Don’t worry if it doesn’t show up right away, it’ll be there just as soon as I see it.  🙂

The winners will be chosen by the random number generator from all of the comments received and I’ll announce the winners on my blog on 1 Dec 2020!!

Please note, anyone is welcome to leave me a comment but per the Demonstrator rules from Stampin’ Up!, I can only ship Stampin’ Up! merchandise to addresses within the United States.  Thanks for your understanding.  Good luck!!


15% OFF STOREWIDE + FREE SHIPPING*

ON ORDERS OVER $100

November 23 – 30, 2020

The holidays are here….

and it’s a GREAT time to get your craft room organized!

Shop storewide and take advantage of these awesome savings, PLUS you’ll receive FREE SHIPPING* on all orders over $100.
*Free Shipping applies to Domestic U.S. orders only.

SHOP HERE FOR 15% OFF!

PLUS! LOOK FOR A PIN WHEN YOUR ORDER ARRIVES!

You could WIN A $25 Stamp-n-Storage GIFT CERTIFICATE

Stamp-n-Storage is giving away 50 – $25 gift certificates at random this holiday season! That’s right, you could win a $25 gift certificate. Just look for one of these pins in your box. If you received one, you’ll find a gift certificate code on back to be redeemed at any time!

If you’re ready to organize YOUR Craft Room Stamp-N-Storage has got what you need! 🙂

Check out some of these popular solutions!!

Paper Storage

Dies, Stamps and Emboss Folders Storage

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Holds Magnet cards (5″ x 7″ or 6″ x 7″), Stamp Cards, and even Embellishments!

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Holds your Storage Pockets perfectly!

Marker Holder

For Stampin’ Blends (be sure to check the site for other Marker-type storage solutions, too!)

Stamp-N-Die Bundle

Double Stamp Case Shelf

These are just some of the hundreds of great products Stamp-N-Storage has to offer for your craft room organization – and it’s ALL on sale thru 30 Nov 2020!!  Every order over $100 receives 15% off AND FREE SHIPPING!  Winner winner!

PLEASE NOTE:  I do receive a small affiliate fee when you use my Stamp-n-Storage shopping links.  But – you’ve seen plenty of pictures of my stamping space – both at home and when I’ve traveled! – and you KNOW that I am a HUGE fan and love their quality products!!  I recommend them to everyone!


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 

No Finn on this one.

This is a tale of…sourdough.

I got a couple three of these beauties under my belt and started to get a little cocky, I guess.

Just when you think you’ve “figured it out” – sourdough laughs in your face!

I give you…sourdough bricks.

 

Total. Failure. To.  Rise.

They DID make hellagood Stuffed French Toast in my Mealthy – but…that’s pretty much all they’re good for.

Trying again today.  Fingers crossed.

Sigh….

TTFN

M

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Stampin’ Up! Floating & Fluttering Garden Wishes Sneak Peek

Happy Friday!  Are y’all recovering from your food comas?  Got your stretchy pants washed and waiting for the next eating frenzy (aka Christmas Dinner)??  LOL

We got our food-exchange accomplished in good order yesterday – and all ended up with way too much to eat.  So pretty much par for the course – other than us being at our house and them being at theirs!  Thanksgiving-in-the-time-of-COVID.

I’ve been enjoying reading everyone’s comments on my Blog Candy post – y’all have reminded me that there is much to be grateful for – even in ….the time-of-COVID!  If you want to read them – and leave your own and be entered to win the Jolly Gingerbread Paper Pumpkin Kit! – here’s a link!

My card today is a little sneaky-peak at the Floating & Fluttering stamp set with its wonderful bundled Fluttering Dies!  I pulled in a little Garden Wishes and….Fine Art Floral DSP!  All of these will be available to you on 5 Jan 2021 in the new Jan – Jun 2021 Mini Catalog.  Take a look-see:

The layout for this one is from this week’s Sunday Stamps challenge.

And…this card really works for the As You See It challenge.  I’d fill in the blank with…Flirty Flamingo.  It’s just not my jam! 😉

I started with some of the stunning HAND PAINTED! – Fine Art Floral DSP that I matted on Mossy Meadow for the card front.

I wrapped some new Mossy Meadow 3/16″ Braided Linen Trim twice around the panel and tied a bow.

On a piece of Whisper White, I stamped the large multi-image stamp from Floating & Fluttering in Basic Gray Ink.  Then I cut the whole image out with the big die in the Fluttering Dies.  When you use this die – all the images are all attached together!

I colored the leaves with my Mossy Meadow Stampin’ Blends Combo and the butterflies with my Flirty Flamingo and Petal Pink Blends Combos.

Then…I snipped the leaves off and one of the butterflies so I could separate them on the card!

On another piece of Whisper White, I stamped the frame from Floating & Fluttering in Mossy Meadow, then added a sentiment from Garden Wishes in Flirty Flamingo.  I cut the label with the matching die in the Fluttering Dies and popped it onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I pulled out my Forever Gold Laser-Cut Specialty Paper and selected a berries die cut and a couple of leaves.  Using Liquid Glue, I slid them under the popped-up sentiment and adhered them to the card front.

Then I added the die cut leaves using Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals and Liquid Glue.  Finally, I adhered the single butterfly with Liquid Glue in the top left corner and the two-butterfly die cut in the bottom right with Liquid Glue and Stampin’ Dimensionals.

A single Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewel on the sentiment finished off the card front.

On the inside, I stamped a second Garden Wishes sentiment in Flirty Flamingo on a Whisper White panel.  I inked just the upper part of the dandelion in Basic Gray, stamped it twice on scrap paper then stamped it over top the sentiment.  I did the same with the little blown-dandelion spikey do-ha’s image, too!  And then I added a single Champagne Rhinestone.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Mossy Meadow mat and into my Flirty Flamingo card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got the Garden Wishes dandelion and blown-dandelion spikey do-ha’s in Basic Gray on the front…

…and a little more Fine Art Floral DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Floating & Fluttering is an Image-Only set – which means that you can add any sentiments you like to make it your own!  The fun label frame and matching die cut from the bundled Fluttering Dies is a perfect size for a TON of sentiments you probably already have!  And then…add butterflies and foliage to your heart’s content!

I picked the gorgeous Garden Wishes stamp set to bring my sentiment – and some images, too! – to the party! I LOVE this set!

I hope you like – and are making your list so you’ll be ready to go on 5 Jan!  Or – if you’re too anxious to get these and the other pre-order goodies I’ve been showing you, let me know!  If you join the SU! team as a Happy Shopper after 1 Dec – you can pick from this list to fill your Starter Kit! 😉

TTFN

M

 

 

 

P.S.  Stamp-N-Storage has added even MORE savings for today – Paper and Punch Holders at 20% off!  Be sure to check them out! Click the picture to go right to the sale!


HOST CODE FOR 16 NOV – 30 NOV: NAQ2MP9A

Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift (AND the Monthly Card Tutorial) from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in any active Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!  See my Rewards page for full details. You’ll also be getting a link to my ZOOM The Craftroom (an exclusive online event for my customers – see below for info) and the monthly Online Tutorial.   The November Tutorial features the Wishes & Wonder Bundle!


Blog Candy Give-Away!

I’ve got a Jolly Gingerbread November 2020 Paper Pumpkin Kit that I’ll give away to a randomly drawn winner!  Whoo-hoo!

No photo description available.

No photo description available.

To enter – all you need to do is leave a comment on the original blog post by 5pm Eastern Time on Monday, 30 Nov 2020 and tell me what YOU are grateful for this Season!

Just a note –  I have comment moderation turned on so it may take me a few minutes to see and approve your comment.  Don’t worry if it doesn’t show up right away, it’ll be there just as soon as I see it.  🙂

The winners will be chosen by the random number generator from all of the comments received and I’ll announce the winners on my blog on 1 Dec 2020!!

Please note, anyone is welcome to leave me a comment but per the Demonstrator rules from Stampin’ Up!, I can only ship Stampin’ Up! merchandise to addresses within the United States.  Thanks for your understanding.  Good luck!!


15% OFF STOREWIDE + FREE SHIPPING*

ON ORDERS OVER $100

November 23 – 30, 2020

The holidays are here….

and it’s a GREAT time to get your craft room organized!

Shop storewide and take advantage of these awesome savings, PLUS you’ll receive FREE SHIPPING* on all orders over $100.
*Free Shipping applies to Domestic U.S. orders only.

SHOP HERE FOR 15% OFF!

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PLEASE NOTE:  I do receive a small affiliate fee when you use my Stamp-n-Storage shopping links.  But – you’ve seen plenty of pictures of my stamping space – both at home and when I’ve traveled! – and you KNOW that I am a HUGE fan and love their quality products!!  I recommend them to everyone!


Get the Stampin’ Up! Products Used in These Projects: 

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Flirty Flamingo Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, scored and folded at 4 1/4″)

Mossy Meadow Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner)

Whisper White Card Stock: Fluttering Die cut label (sentiment); Fluttering Die cut butterflies and leaves; 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

Fine Art Floral 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 

Okay – this is a video of one of our evolving tricks.  He does pretty well up close – we’re trying to get it when I’m further away.

Also?  It’s really hard to cue it AND hold the camera – so….don’t be expecting any LucasFilms-worthy footage here, okay? 😉

Hmmm – apparently turning the phone side-ways mid-way thru wasn’t the best plan.

I think I need to stick to making cards! 😂😂😂

TTFN

M

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Stamp-N-Storage Black Friday Savings!

BLACK FRIDAY SAVINGS!

20% OFF MIDNIGHT SPECIAL and 20% OFF DOORBUSTERS

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Stampin’ Up! Gilded Gather Together for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Happy Thanksgiving!!  Hope you’re getting ready to have a great day – and have your stretchy pants on! 😉

Being that it’s Thursday – it’s ALSO time for another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!!  We’ve got a sketch challenge, today – and I’m excited to see what everyone brings to the table!  I just know you’re going to see a ton of awesome-ness on the hop today!

I decided to be a little obvious today – with a thankful theme with Fall elements.  Yep – I had to think LOOONG and hard for that one! 🙂  This revolutionary idea gave me free rein to pull out one of my favorite sets – the Gather Together stamp set and bundled Gathered Leaves dies.  A little Gilded Autumn Specialty DSP brought it all together!  Take a look-see:

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Stamps-N-Lingers Happy Thanksgiving! And – a Blog Candy Giveaway!

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Stampin’ Up! Merry & Bright Online Extravaganza Ends SOON! No. Really!!

I know…I  know…I  said the  Same Thing  Last  Night!  🙂

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