Stampin’ Up! Precious Parcel Card Kit Sneak Peek

Happy Hawwmp Day, y’all!  Hope your week is going well and that the weather is settling down for a minute!  We finally had some very-welcome sun on Tuesday – and it got all the way up to 48!  Not quite a heat-wave, but a pretty nice day all in all!

You guys have heard the words “Sale-A-Bration”, right?  And you know that Sale-A-Bration will take place in Jan, Feb and March, yes?  AND – you know that what happens during Sale-A-Bration is….you get FREE stuff!

That’s right – you get to pick from an assortment of FREE goodies when you make purchases of Stampin’ Up! products.  There are two levels – gifts you can pick when you spend $50 and gifts you can pick when you spend $100!

One of the $50-level gifts is the Precious Parcel Card Kit!

This is one AWESOME kit, y’all!  It’s All-Inclusive.  And I do mean ALL inclusive.  You need NOTHING else to put together the eight beautiful cards.

When you open the package, you’ll see what I mean!

I got this kit with my pre-order last week and spent a few minutes putting it together.  Folks – there’s no stamping, no cutting.  Just assembling the parts and pieces.

I love these little notes – you get a slide-in notecard with beautiful flowers for the front…in two different designs.

And there’s another inside area for a note, too!

You put the card together with pre-applied adhesive strips and it forms a pocket into which you slide those gorgeous flower-dy notes!

And – cuz Stampin’ Up! just GETS me – they even decorated the envelopes!

I love love love this Precious Parcel Card Kit, y’all!  The beautiful flowers and the fun “stamp” that you attach with a little decorative paper-clip!  I think the distressed “tin”, with the gold foil corners, is just perfect.  And it’s something you could put together waiting at the doctor or for a plane.  Easy peasy.  Hope you like – and will add this to your “what I need to pick for free” list for Sale-A-Bration!

TTFN

 

 

 

P.S.  You know, being in my Host Club is a super-easy-peasy way to build your tool box AND earn free goodies!  Check it out – and then let me know that you want a spot before it’s too late! 🙂


HOST CODE FOR 1 DEC – 15 DEC: GDTYM3QG

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 from any active catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


Stamps-N-Lingers Online Host Club Openings

I’ve got some openings in the next Online Host Club opening in January!  Join the club and earn free goodies faster than ever!  Check out all the details right here – then let me know ASAP if you want in.  Spots will go quickly – so don’t miss out!


Stamps-N-Lingers 2019 Occasions Catalog Shares Are Open

My 2019 Occasions Catalog Shares are open!  Shares are a way to get a little taste of all the new papers, ribbons, trims and embellishments in a new catalog – without buying the WHOLE catalog – which would set you back about $200!  This way – you get a sampling of everything and then you can decide what you want to buy whole-packs of!  Makes pretty good sense, huh?

Check them out here and fill out the handy form to get signed up!


The Year-End Closeout is our chance to do a little inventory cleaning—and your opportunity to take advantage of special year-end deals on retiring and surplus items.  During this promotion, you’ll be able to save on a selection of retiring and surplus items— and some are “last-chance” and limited inventory.  I suggest you place your orders sooner rather than later, because supplies are limited and the YearEnd Closeout ends on 2 January.  After that, some of your favorite retiring items may be gone for good!  Get all the details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions Page!

Or – download PDF and Excel versions by clicking the links below!

Year-End Closeout Item List – PDF

Year-End Closeout Item List – Excel


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 often helps me write blog posts.  He’s quite erudite.

You probably didn’t know that about him?

So here’s how it works.

When I’m feeling a little frazzled and my creative writing juices have yielded to the stress of a work day…he shows up!

“Finn (I might say) – what should we call our friends in Blog-opia?  Blog-o-topolis?  Blog-burg?  Would they be Blog-ables?  Blog-ians?  Blog-o-topians?  Blog-burgers?”

And he often takes a moment to think.

You can just see the wheels turning, can’t you?

We’re still working on how he can communicate his considered opinion.  So far – his thoughts are only his own….

TTFN
M

 

Categories: 2019 Sale-A-Bration Catalog, New Catalog Launch, Online Host Club, Shares, Sneak peek | Tags: | 6 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Wishing You Well Wreath for the Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop

Good mornin’, y’all – welcome to another edition of Amy’s Inkin’ Krew team blog hop!  Each month we make projects centered around a theme – and this month our theme is Celebration!  We can interpret that any way we want – so…be sure to check and see everyone’s projects – we’ve got a bunch of talented ladies hopping with us this month!

I am celebrating the Christmas season with today’s card – after all, Christmas celebrates a pretty big Birthday, don’t you think?!  I used the Wishing You Well stamp set – and a sentiment from the Farmhouse Christmas stamp set – to make a beautiful Christmas wreath!  Take a look-see:

This one was just perfect for this week’s challenge over at As You See It!

I started with a piece of Festive Farmhouse DSP and matted it on some Basic Black for the card front.

My art work is a wreath that I built using the leaf-wreath image in the Wishing You Well stamp set.  I followed the instructions of Dina Kowal over at SplitCoastStampers!

I didn’t have the wreath builder template that she used, but I DID have Squares Layering Framelits – so I made one of my own from a piece of Thick Card Stock – using the largest smooth-sided square die.  Just cut out a square – then rotate the die 45 degrees and cut again!

I used Mossy Meadow and stamped the wreath 8 times – rotating my Very Vanilla card stock panel each time.  Then I repeated the process, using the flowers image in Cherry Cobbler!  Easy peasy!  This series of photos shows how I did it – I used a small flower image to practice before I graduated to the wreath!

Once I had built the wreath, I inked the Merry Christmas from the big sentiment in the Farmhouse Christmas set in Cherry Cobbler.  I used sticky notes to mask off the part of the sentiment I didn’t need.  Then I stamped the sentiment in the corner of the panel.

Once the wreath was good and dry, I inked the pretty bow from Wishing You Well in Versamark Ink and then sprinkled it with Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heat embossed it with my Heat Tool.

I matted the panel on Basic Black and adhered it to the card front with Liquid Glue.

On a small piece of Very Vanilla card stock, I heat embossed the bow twice in Gold.  I fussy cut the two “loops” from one of the images and the “tails” from the other.  Then I used Liquid Glue and Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals to add them atop the bow on the wreath for some dimension!

I added some Gold Metallic Pearls to the wreath – and one next to the sentiment – and the card front was done!

On the inside, I added another Wishing You Well bow in heat embossed Gold and a Farmhouse Christmas sentiment in Cherry Cobbler on a Very Vanilla panel.

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

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got two more gold-heat-embossed bows from Wishing You Well on the front…

…and a little more Festive Farmhouse DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  The wreath in Wishing You Well is beautiful all by itself – but…I think it really POPS when it’s thickened up and made “bushy” with the wreath-stamping technique, don’t you?  I hope you’ll give it a try – and we may do one some Sunday night soon!  And that bow will forever be one of my favorite things!  Hope you like!

Now that you’ve seen my card, I hope you’ll take a little time to jump thru all the other projects we have to share. Click any name below, or you can use the Previous Blog button to jump to Sue’s page or the Next Blog button to see what Karen’s been up to!

Julie Johnston

Jaimie Babarczy

Karen Ksenzakovic

Shirley Gentry

Sue Prather

Mary Deatherage – YOU ARE HERE!

Karen Finkle

Amy Koenders

Have fun on the hop! 🙂

TTFN


HOST CODE FOR 1 DEC – 15 DEC: GDTYM3QG

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 from any active catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.

 


The Year-End Closeout is our chance to do a little inventory cleaning—and your opportunity to take advantage of special year-end deals on retiring and surplus items.  During this promotion, you’ll be able to save on a selection of retiring and surplus items— and some are “last-chance” and limited inventory.  I suggest you place your orders sooner rather than later, because supplies are limited and the YearEnd Closeout ends on 2 January.  After that, some of your favorite retiring items may be gone for good!  Get all the details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions Page!

Or – download PDF and Excel versions by clicking the links below!

Year-End Closeout Item List – PDF

Year-End Closeout Item List – Excel


Craft & Carry Stamparatus Bag!


Click on the image below to open up a full-size flyer with more details.  And get all the details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions Page!


Get the Stampin’ Up! Products To Make This Project:

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

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

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

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 3 1/4″ x 4 1/2″ (sentiment); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); Fussy Cut Wishing You Well bows

Festive Farmhouse 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

No FFF’s on Blog Hop Days!

TTFN

M

Categories: Christmas, Special Promotions, Year End Closeout | Tags: , , , | 10 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Christmas Traditions Pop-Up Gift Card Holder

Morning, y’all!  Happy Monday!  I, for one, am hoping that we woke up to some sunshine and a little warmth today.  The entire weekend was entirely too yucky for us – wet and nasty.  It was the kind of weekend where you just wanted to roll over and stay in bed.  Maybe with some kind soul bringing a cup of hot chocolate.  And maybe a cookie.

Or twelve! 😉

If you were able to join me last night for my Facebook Live video – I appreciate you spending some of your weekend with me!  If not, but would like to see how to make the pop-up gift card holder we worked on, here’s the replay!  Oh – and the last 30 minutes is all 2019 Occasions and Sale-A-Bration Catalogs Sneak Peeks!  Just sayin!

If you go out on Pinterest, you’ll find all kinds of gift card holders – and several different folks with different ways to make this pop-up version.  I took my guidance from Kristy Coromandel in Australia!

I used the cute Christmas Traditions stamp set and punch from the Christmas Traditions Punch Box in the Holiday Catalog to make mine – paired with some Festive Farmhouse DSP.  Take a look-see:

But the fun happens when you slide off the 3/16″ Braided Linen Trim belly band…

 

This one – and the others that I made last week and will show you in a second – are made with Festive Farmhouse DSP – but obviously you could change DSPs to fit a different time of year!

I used the Christmas Traditions stamp set and Punch – which come in the Christmas Traditions Punch Box.  When you buy that set, you’ll get the 6-sentiment stamp set, the Punch, a beautiful keepsake-quality 8″ square tin box to hold your supplies or creations, and a Call Me Clover and Read Red Classic Stampin’ Spot!  Whoo-hoo!!


Each card holder starts with a 4″ x 9 1/2″ piece of DSP, scored – with your trimmer or Simply Scored board – and folded…

The solid lines are folded as “valleys” and the dotted line is a “mountain” – and it’s also where you’re going to cut to create the slot for your gift card!  The video will show you exactly what I’m talking about!

My video sample used the Christmas Traditions Punch for the middle section, but you could use almost any punch that’s the right size.   On this one, I used the Darling Label punch!

These are so quick to put together – then you can decorate all willy and nilly!

I used some 3/16″ Braided Linen Trim for the belly band and bow – and some little Mossy Meadow pine boughs cut with the Night Owl Thinlits!

Take a look at some other holders I made!

I used a Galvanized Metal Button for mine – but you could use a True Gentleman Button just as easily and it would look great!

So…I don’t know about you guys, but I’ve got some folks on my list who bamboozle me a bit when it comes to picking gifts!  And – gift cards are always right.  Always the right size.  The right color.  But…sometimes they feel (to me!) like I’m sort of phoning it in – know what I mean?  On the other hand, a fun way to present the gift card helps to make it fun and a little more personal.  This one – that pops your gift card up as soon as the gift-ee opens it – is really fun!  And made even easier with the Christmas Traditions Punch Box stamp set and matching punch!  Hope you like!

AND – the Christmas Traditions Punch Box is on SALE in the Year End Clearance!  Check it out and snap it up, y’all!

TTFN

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 1 DEC – 15 DEC: GDTYM3QG

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 from any active catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


Stamps-N-Lingers Online Host Club Openings

I’ve got some openings in the next Online Host Club opening in January!  Join the club and earn free goodies faster than ever!  Check out all the details right here – then let me know ASAP if you want in.  Spots will go quickly – so don’t miss out!


Stamps-N-Lingers 2019 Occasions Catalog Shares Are Open

My 2019 Occasions Catalog Shares are open!  Shares are a way to get a little taste of all the new papers, ribbons, trims and embellishments in a new catalog – without buying the WHOLE catalog – which would set you back about $200!  This way – you get a sampling of everything and then you can decide what you want to buy whole-packs of!  Makes pretty good sense, huh?

Check them out here and fill out the handy form to get signed up!


The Year-End Closeout is our chance to do a little inventory cleaning—and your opportunity to take advantage of special year-end deals on retiring and surplus items.  During this promotion, you’ll be able to save on a selection of retiring and surplus items— and some are “last-chance” and limited inventory.  I suggest you place your orders sooner rather than later, because supplies are limited and the YearEnd Closeout ends on 2 January.  After that, some of your favorite retiring items may be gone for good!  Get all the details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions Page!

Or – download PDF and Excel versions by clicking the links below!

Year-End Closeout Item List – PDF

Year-End Closeout Item List – Excel


Craft & Carry Stamparatus Bag!


Click on the image below to open up a full-size flyer with more details.  And get all the details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions Page!


 Cut & Ready Card Bases Available Now – Quantities Are Limited!

Yeah!!!  Save time making your cards this year with Cut & Ready Card Bases!!!  Stampin’ Up! has asked a small group of Demonstrators to offer these awesome card bases to their customers for a limited time and in limited quantities to see how they sell…And if they sell well, they’ll likely be adding them to the catalog offering in the future!  Double YEAH!!

So add some to your orders now if you like them and want to see more of them!  The card bases will be available through December 31 while supplies last!

You can see the details on the flyer (click on the image to open up a full-size version).

Get all the details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions Page!


Stampin’ Up! Products Used in this Project

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Festive Farmhouse DSP: 4″ x 9 1/2″ (card, scored and folded as shown in the template)

Whisper White Card Stock: Christmas Traditions punched 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

Something is under the recliner.

It’s not the cat.

It’s not a mouse.

It’s not a toy.

No one knows for sure WHAT it is.

But Finn, for one, danged sure means to get it OUT!

TTFN
M

 

Categories: 2019 Occasions Catalog, 2019 Sale-A-Bration Catalog, 3-D Project, Christmas, Gift Card Holder, Sneak peek | Tags: , , , , | 8 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Gift Card Holder Video Sneak Peek!

Good morning!  Winter has struck again here in GA – it was nasty last night! Bleh.  Cold and rainy and…well…NASTY!  I even brought the horses back in a few hours early so they’d start to get dry before the temps really dropped.  Even the girls were ready to come in!

Since it’s Sunday and I’m home – we’ll get together tonight at 8pm Eastern on my Stamps-N-Lingers FB page for a little video!  And we’re going to make a fun-fold that’s just perfect for Christmas time giving!  Take a sneaky-peak!

I hope you can join me – 8pm.  Eastern.  Right here!

TTFN

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 1 DEC – 15 DEC: GDTYM3QG

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 from any active catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


Stamps-N-Lingers Online Host Club Openings

I’ve got some openings in the next Online Host Club opening in January!  Join the club and earn free goodies faster than ever!  Check out all the details right here – then let me know ASAP if you want in.  Spots will go quickly – so don’t miss out!


Stamps-N-Lingers 2019 Occasions Catalog Shares Are Open

My 2019 Occasions Catalog Shares are open!  Shares are a way to get a little taste of all the new papers, ribbons, trims and embellishments in a new catalog – without buying the WHOLE catalog – which would set you back about $200!  This way – you get a sampling of everything and then you can decide what you want to buy whole-packs of!  Makes pretty good sense, huh?

Check them out here and fill out the handy form to get signed up!


The Year-End Closeout is our chance to do a little inventory cleaning—and your opportunity to take advantage of special year-end deals on retiring and surplus items.  During this promotion, you’ll be able to save on a selection of retiring and surplus items— and some are “last-chance” and limited inventory.  I suggest you place your orders sooner rather than later, because supplies are limited and the YearEnd Closeout ends on 2 January.  After that, some of your favorite retiring items may be gone for good!  Get all the details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions Page!

Or – download PDF and Excel versions by clicking the links below!

Year-End Closeout Item List – PDF

Year-End Closeout Item List – Excel


Craft & Carry Stamparatus Bag!


Click on the image below to open up a full-size flyer with more details.  And get all the details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions Page!


 Cut & Ready Card Bases Available Now – Quantities Are Limited!

Yeah!!!  Save time making your cards this year with Cut & Ready Card Bases!!!  Stampin’ Up! has asked a small group of Demonstrators to offer these awesome card bases to their customers for a limited time and in limited quantities to see how they sell…And if they sell well, they’ll likely be adding them to the catalog offering in the future!  Double YEAH!!

So add some to your orders now if you like them and want to see more of them!  The card bases will be available through December 31 while supplies last!

You can see the details on the flyer (click on the image to open up a full-size version).

Get all the details 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

 

Saturday was a wash-out for the dog.

It literally rained and was nasty all day! 🙁  Which means not a lot of time outside.

But – I had to run some errands – mail catalogs, hit the hardware and Sams Club.

I asked him if he wanted to go with me…

…or stay home with his Dad.

So – since his answer was quite obvious for anyone to see…I took him with me.

This is him leaving…

And this is him after the fourth stop where he had to wait in the car…

He was finally just too disgusted to even look at me.  ESPECIALLY since the last stop was…Tractor Supply!  But – no leash in the car, so…no Man in the store! 🙁

But – he survived (if barely) and we gave him a couple of good runs in the drizzle and mud to let him blow off a little rainy-day steam!  Nothing helps make a day better than totally soaking all your pantaloonies and skirt-feathers in mud and then hurrying into the house to get dried off!

TTFN
M

P.S.  One other rainy-day thing….take a look at some pre-order goodies that arrived while I was gone!

Categories: Christmas, Fun Fold card, Gift Card Holder, Online Host Club, Sneak peek, Special Promotions | Tags: , , , | 4 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Winter Woods Christmas Season

Happy Weekend!  Hope you’ve got something fun planned!  I made it home safely yesterday ahead of the next winter storm.  Whoo-hooo!  Did not get the test done that needed to be done – the plane simply wouldn’t cooperate.  But – I got a nice little road trip and saw some of my friends from our last event in CA, which was fun.  So – far from wasted for me! 🙂

I’ve got a pretty little Christmas card for you today using the wonderful Winter Woods stamp set.  I set it stop some Woodland TIEF embossing – take a look-see:

I played along with the Global-Design-Project theme challenge this week!

I started with a panel of Whisper White that I embossed in the Woodland TIEF and matted on Merry Merlot for the card front.  Around the card front, I wrapped a piece of Merry Merlot & Copper 5/8″ Reversible Ribbon, securing it in the back with Glue Dots.

On a smaller piece of Whisper White, I stamped the big pine tree image from Winter Woods in Mossy Meadow – I stamped it twice without re-inking.  Then I stamped it a third time (but that one ended up under the cut-out tree, so…you can put it on or not.  Up to you!).

I matted the smaller panel on Merry Merlot and adhered it onto the card front with Liquid Glue.

On a Window Sheet, I stamped the Winter Woods tree again in Mossy Meadow.  Be sure to go straight down and straight up – your Stamparatus will help with this!! – so that the stamp doesn’t slip and slide and smear your image!  Then WAIT for it to dry – or help it a little like I did with my Heat Tool on the lowest setting.

Once the tree was good and dry – I cut it with the die in the matching In the Woods Framelits.  I also cut a second solid tree from a piece of Sparkle Glimmer Paper.  Using Glue Dots under the stamped image (to help hide them!) – I adhered the stamped Window Sheet tree over top of the Sparkle Glimmer Paper tree!

I stamped the sentiment from the Winter Woods stamp set in Merry Merlot on Whisper White and cut it with the die from the Frosted Bouquet Framelits.  With the slightly larger die – I cut a Merry Merlot mat.  I adhered them together with Liquid Glue and then added it to the card front with more Liquid Glue.

I popped my sparkly tree over top of the whole thing with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

With some Gold Metallic Thread, I tied a knot tightly around my Merry Merlot ribbon right next to the art panel.  Then I adhered a bow, tied of the same ribbon, right over the top of that knot with a Glue Dot.  Tying the metallic thread around the ribbon makes it look like it’s a bow tied the “right” way!

And that was it for the card front!

On the inside, I added a couple of Mossy Meadow pine boughs and an Early Espresso pine cone from Winter Woods onto a Whisper White panel.

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

On the front of my Whisper White Medium Envelope, I added more Winter Woods pine boughs and cones…

…and did the same on my envelope flap!

Et Voila!  I love this Winter Woods set – and am glad it’s carrying over!  Note:  the stamp set and In The Woods Framelits are both carrying over – but the money-saving bundled price will NOT.  So – if you want this stamp set and framelits – I’d urge you to get it now!  Hope you like!

TTFN

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 1 DEC – 15 DEC: GDTYM3QG

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 from any active catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


Stamps-N-Lingers Online Host Club Openings

I’ve got some openings in the next Online Host Club opening in January!  Join the club and earn free goodies faster than ever!  Check out all the details right here – then let me know ASAP if you want in.  Spots will go quickly – so don’t miss out!


Stamps-N-Lingers 2019 Occasions Catalog Shares Are Open

My 2019 Occasions Catalog Shares are open!  Shares are a way to get a little taste of all the new papers, ribbons, trims and embellishments in a new catalog – without buying the WHOLE catalog – which would set you back about $200!  This way – you get a sampling of everything and then you can decide what you want to buy whole-packs of!  Makes pretty good sense, huh?

Check them out here and fill out the handy form to get signed up!


The Year-End Closeout is our chance to do a little inventory cleaning—and your opportunity to take advantage of special year-end deals on retiring and surplus items.  During this promotion, you’ll be able to save on a selection of retiring and surplus items— and some are “last-chance” and limited inventory.  I suggest you place your orders sooner rather than later, because supplies are limited and the YearEnd Closeout ends on 2 January.  After that, some of your favorite retiring items may be gone for good!  Get all the details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions Page!

Or – download PDF and Excel versions by clicking the links below!

Year-End Closeout Item List – PDF

Year-End Closeout Item List – Excel


Craft & Carry Stamparatus Bag!


Click on the image below to open up a full-size flyer with more details.  And get all the details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions Page!


 Cut & Ready Card Bases Available Now – Quantities Are Limited!

Yeah!!!  Save time making your cards this year with Cut & Ready Card Bases!!!  Stampin’ Up! has asked a small group of Demonstrators to offer these awesome card bases to their customers for a limited time and in limited quantities to see how they sell…And if they sell well, they’ll likely be adding them to the catalog offering in the future!  Double YEAH!!

So add some to your orders now if you like them and want to see more of them!  The card bases will be available through December 31 while supplies last!

You can see the details on the flyer (click on the image to open up a full-size version).

Get all the details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions Page!


Stampin’ Up! Products Used in this Project

The Merry Merlot & Copper 5/8″ Reversible Ribbon is no longer available.  🙁

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Mossy Meadow Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card front, scored and folded at 4 1/4″)

Merry Merlot Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3 1/8″ x 4 1/8″ (mat for art panel); Frosted Bouquet die cut mat for sentiment

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

Window Sheet and Sparkle Glimmer Paper: Frosted Bouquet die cut 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

 

When I arrived home on Friday, it was to a couple of big – and heavy! – boxes from Stampin’ Up!

Whaaa?!?  That almost never happens here.

Said no one ever! 😉

I’ll share the “fun goodies” pic with you soon – but…the important work inside was….2019 Occasions and Sale-a-Bration catalogs!

I’d pre-stuffed and labeled envelopes for all my customers before I left on Wednesday, so…Finn and I sat down to label and stuff the two catalogs into their envelopes.

HIS contribution was to lay sprawled behind me and push into my back with his large man-dog feet.

Guess he figured a back-rub would help?? 🙂

Anywho – “WE” got them done and they’re on their way!!  Whoo-hooo!

TTFN
M

 

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Stampin’ Up! Stamps-N-Lingers Online Host Club Openings Available!

Hey y’all – this is my second quick post for Friday!  Yes, I love you guys THAT much! 😉

I wanted to offer everyone a shot at getting in on one of my Online Host Clubs!  I’ve got a rare couple of openings!

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Stampin’ Up! 2019 Occasions Shares Are Open!

Wow!  Can you even believe it’s almost 2019?  We’re going to blink and it’ll be 2020.  Pretty sure that’s when the flying cars George Jetson promised me 40 years ago will come to pass! 😉

With the arrival of 2019 will -for SURE! – come the 2019 Occasions Catalog!  I’ve got packs of those winging their way to Atlanta and they should go out to my customers on Saturday!  If you know you’ll be getting a catalog from me, then you should start to see your catalogs arriving around the middle of next week!


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Stampin’ Up! Butterfly Beauty Abounds for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Hey y’all – it’s Thursday, so it’s time for another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!!  Today’s a sketch challenge and I know you’ll see a ton of awesome-ness on the hop.

I pulled out a wonderful new bundle in the 2019 Occasions Catalog, called Beauty Abounds – and boy does it!!  I paired it with some Gingham Gala 6″ x 6″ DSP to make a bright and cheerful card!  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! New Sales, New Bags, New Products!

Happy Hawwmp Day, y’all!  This is a somber day in many regards – a National Day of Mourning for President G.H.W. Bush.  I wish I was going to be able to watch the ceremonies taking place in our Capitol today, but…I’ll be driving to Kentucky.  I’ll have to catch it on the replays.  I’m mourning him in my heart.

On a different front – there’s some big happenings in the Stampin’ Up! world today!  We’ve got the End-of-Year Sale starting today! We’ve got the Craft & Carry Stamparatus Bag available to you NOW!   And – we’ve got a special, limited offering – only for customers of demonstrators in select areas.  Read on, my peeps!!

The Year-End Closeout is our chance to do a little inventory cleaning—and your opportunity to take advantage of special year-end deals on retiring and surplus items.  During this promotion, you’ll be able to save on a selection of retiring and surplus items— and some are “last-chance” and limited inventory.  I suggest you place your orders sooner rather than later, because supplies are limited and the YearEnd Closeout ends on 2 January.  After that, some of your favorite retiring items may be gone for good!

Here’s the deets:

  • No minimum purchase required.
  • Discount applies to select items only.
  • Retiring items from the 2018 holiday catalog are available while supplies last.
  • Surplus items from 2018 annual catalog are available in limited quantities at the promotional price.
  • Discounted items may be added to a Starter Kit—or purchased with Stampin’ Rewards—at the promotional price!
  • Host sets may be purchased using only Stampin’ Rewards from a qualifying party/order
  • Ordering deadlines: 2 Jan 2019 at 11:50PM (Mountain Time!)

The Year-End Closeout is broken into two categories – be sure to check out BOTH lists carefully to make sure you have everything you need before submitting your order! 🙂

RETIRING FAVORITES:  This list has all the 2018 Holiday Catalog products that will not be offered in the 2019 Occasions Catalog or in the 2019 Annual Catalog.  Check ’em all out and get them before they’re gone-baby-gone!

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Stampin’ Up! Just Because I Was Thinking of You!

Mornin’, y’all!  Hope your week is going well!

I’ve got a pretty little note card for you today, that uses a new Host-Exclusive stamp set from the 2019 Occasions catalog, called Just Because.  And you’ll be able to purchase it with Stampin’ Rewards starting on 3 Jan!  Take a look-see:

The layout for this one is from this week’s FabFriday sketch challenge.

I started with some Festive Farmhouse DSP and embossed it in the Pinewood Planks Dynamic TIEF, then matted it on a piece of Mossy Meadow card stock for the card front.

I used the Leaf Punch to make some Vellum and Copper Foil Leaves, which I adhered to the card front with Liquid Glue.

On a piece of Very Vanilla card stock, I stamped the pretty image/sentiment (all one stamp!) from the Just Because Host-exclusive set (coming on 3 Jan 19) in Early Espresso Ink.

I colored the image with my Old Olive and Cajun Craze Watercolor Pencils.

I adhered the panel to a Mossy Meadow mat with Liquid Glue and popped it over the leaves with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

For the heart, I colored a new Heart Epoxy Droplet (in the Occasions catalog – available 3 Jan) with my Dark Cajun Craze Stampin’ Blend.  The bow is a simple little number made of Linen Thread – which I adhered with a dab of Liquid Glue and the card front was done!

On the inside, I inked just the flower pot portion of the Just Because stamp in Crumb Cake ink, stamped it off THREE times and then stamped it in the middle of a Very Vanilla panel.

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

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got another Just Because flower pot on the front – stamped in Early Espresso and colored with the Watercolor Pencils…

…and I added a little more Festive Farmhouse DSP to the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  This Just Because Host stamp set is really wonderful, y’all!  Hope you like!

Once it comes available in January, you’ll be able to pick this Host set using Stampin’ Rewards – which you’ll earn when you host a workshop that reaches $150 or if you place an individual order of $150 or more!  If you’ve just added this set to your wish list, let me know.  I’ve got Online Host Clubs getting ready to start in January that will let you get this one for yourself – I’ll be happy to get you on the list!  Get all the information and the list of bennies right here!

TTFN


HOST CODE FOR 1 DEC – 15 DEC: GDTYM3QG

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 from any active catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


Year-End Closeout Sale Starts Tomorrow!

On 5 December, the Stampin’ Up! YearEnd Closeout will officially begin! During this promotion, you’ll be able to save on a selection of retiring and surplus items—while supplies last. Once the sale starts, place your orders sooner rather than later, because supplies are limited and the YearEnd Closeout ends on 2 January. After that, some of your favorite retiring items may be gone for good!  Be on the lookout for more details about the sale on the 5th!


Craft & Carry Stamparatus Bag Available Tomorrow!


A tool as beloved and important as the Stamparatus deserves its own special treatment. And what better way to treat your most versatile stamping companion than by giving it its own special carrying and storage solution. Introducing…the Craft & Carry Stamparatus Bag!

The bag is available now for Demonstrators to order and it will be available for customers to order beginning on 5 December!  When ordering starts, you’ll have two options: Ordering just the bag or ordering the Stamparatus and the bag together.


Click on the image below to open up a full-size flyer with more details.

You’ll be able to start ordering on 5 Dec!


2019 Occasions and Sale-A-Bration Catalogs Coming Soon!

I’ll be ordering packs of catalogs bright and early on 5 Dec and then sending them out to my customers quick as I can get them in the mail!  If you’re already one of my customers, you can expect to see them in your mailbox mid-December.  Not sure if you’re on my list?  Drop me a note and I’ll double check for you!

If you’re not a customer of mine already – but would like to be on my list to receive a catalog, head on over to my Online Store and place an order of $50 or more now!  You’ll also become a full-fledged member of the Punkin’ Heads – my Customer Appreciation Program – with all the benefits that go along with that honor!  Check them out right here!


Get the Products Used in This Project!

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Early Espresso Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card front, scored and folded at 5 1/2″)

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

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 2 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ (sentiment panel); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

Festive Farmhouse 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

Finn is a wonderful conversationalist.

Seriously.  He understands everything I’m asking of him and responds appropriately.

For example:  “Finn!  What’s that noise?”

As opposed to: “Finn – where’s your dad?”

“Want a cookie!??”

“Need to go outside?”

See what I mean?  Total intra-species communication!

😉

TTFN
M

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