Stampin’ Up! Blended Bokeh Dandelion Wishes Thank You

Mornin’, y’all!  Well – I hope you’ve enjoyed the pictures from the cruise and our SU adventures the last couple of days!

I’m back with a card today – and this one uses the pretty Bokeh Dots background and the Dandelion Wishes stamp sets.  And I added a simple sentiment from the soon-to-be-available Blended Seasons stamp set.  Take a look-see:

The Stamparatus really helped me on this one – so I hope you’ve got one! 🙂

I started by using said Stamparatus to ink and stamp the pretty Bokeh Dots image in Coastal Cabana on a panel of Whisper White.

I replaced the stamp with the Dandelion Wishes image on the Stamparatus panel – then used my Basic Gray and Highland Heather Stampin’ Write Markers to ink the rubber directly.  I huffed on the stamp and then stamped the image onto the Bokeh Dots.  I actually did that twice, just to be sure I had a good solid image!

I also used my Stampapotamus to add the pretty sentiment from the new (available on 1 Aug!) Blended Seasons stamp set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  Watch for more info on this awesome new limited-time stamp set in the coming days!

With my Coastal Cabana Stampin’ Write Marker, I added uneven stitches around the edge of the Bokeh Dots.

I used my Highland Heather Dark Stampin’ Blend to color a couple of Pearl Basic Jewels and added them to the middle of the dandelions, then I added a few more un-colored pearls to the card front and it was done!

On the inside, I inked the extra little dandelion fluffs image in Highland Heather and stamped it off twice, then added it to the middle of a Whisper White panel.  I did that a few times…then I added more stitches in Coastal Cabana.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Highland Heather mat and into my Basic Black card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got another Dandelion Wishes image in Basic Gray and Highland Heather on the front…

..and more dandelion fluffs in Highland Heather on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Love the Bokeh Dots – and how cool is that it’s a simple stamp set!?  Easy peasy to create beautiful images!  And Dandelion Wishes is just wonderful.  Hope you like!

TTFN

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 15 JUL – 31 JUL: ZKTTVQQ3

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.


Double Peppermint Rewards Ordering Special


As a little thank you for helping me earn this wonderful vacation, I’m offering you Double Peppermint Rewards Points while I’m away!

Here’s the deets…

1. All orders of $50 or greater (before shipping and taxes) placed through my online store between now and the end of the day on 28 July 18 will earn DOUBLE PEPPERMINT REWARD POINTS!!

2. Don’t forget to add the Host Code below if your order is under $150 to get your free thank you gift (orders over $150 automatically get the free thank you gift!).

3. For more information about my Punkin Head Peppermint Reward points (my buyer reward program), click here.

Head on over to my Online Store to get started!


 Free Stamp Pad Joining Special In July!

If you’re one of my peeps who’ve been thinking about joining Stampin’ Up! – now is the time!

Everyone who joins Stampin’ Up in July will get to select a free New Ink Pad bundle in addition to their Starter Kit!  The Starter Kit is just $99+ applicable taxes and you get to choose $125 in Stampin’ Up! merchandise.  All this – plus select a FREE assortment of new ink pads.  That all works out to $192.50 in product for only $99!!  And it’ll all ship for free!!  Uhm….hello?!?  Can I get a ginormous WHOO-HOO?!?

Oh yeah – there’s also no commitment.  Zero.  Zilch.  Nada.

Get all the info right here – including all the deets about the promotion and a handy link to get started!

Holler at me it you’ve got any questions – otherwise click the link above and get on your way to the big savings!!


SALES TAX HOLIDAYS (US ONLY)

If you love holidays—and don’t love taxes—we have some great news for you! Twelve U.S. states will have sales tax holidays for school supplies over the next several weeks. The dates for each state’s sales tax holiday will vary; the definition of “school supplies” will also vary from state to state. Fortunately, a selection of Stampin’ Up! products qualify as school supplies and will be tax-free during each state’s sales tax holiday period. (Sales tax holidays may not apply to additional county, city, and special jurisdiction taxes.) Make sure to take advantage of the savings!

To find out which states are participating—and which products will be tax-free for each state—download this Sales Tax Holiday PDF.

Important Note: Orders must be placed with Stampin’ Up! during the sales tax holiday period to receive these select items tax free; each period begins—and ends—at midnight (MT).


Stampin’ Up! Products Used in this Project:   

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Basic Black Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, scored at 5 1/2″)

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

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


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


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


Finn Fan Fix

 

No FFF’s for a minute – he’s away at Doggie Camp and having a wonderful time, I’m sure!

TTFN
M

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Stampin’ Up! The Fun Has Begun on our Stampin’ Up! Alaskan Cruise

Good morning, my peeps!  It’s the first full day on our cruise – and this is an “at sea” day!  We’ll be doing our first SU! session this morning (and will probably get a first look at the 2018 Holiday catalog!  Which I can’t share yet – sorry!).

I figured you might like a few pictures from yesterday…

We arrived at the pier on the first bus of the morning…

And the Explorer of the Seas came into view.

We got checked in really fast – it was a well-oiled machine, really!  Since our rooms weren’t ready for a couple of hours, we chilled for a bit on the pool deck, waiting for lunch.

When we headed to the Windjammer cafe for lunch, we were greeted by a ginormous cake!

We didn’t eat any of that cake (please note that I did NOT say we didn’t eat cake…just not THAT cake! 😉 ).

Once our rooms were ready, we headed up to our Deck 8 outside balcony cabin to explore…

It’s not huge – but it’s pretty spacious – and there’s plenty of room for the king sized bed and a sofa.  There’s even a mini-fridge!

And…BALCONY!

One of the best tips we got ahead of time (I think from Patty Bennett – who has done a bunch of these and kindly shared her veteran-cruiser tips and tricks with us!) – was to get a cheap over-the-door shoe organizer for the bathroom.

Boom!

We dropped by the Stampers’ Base Camp…

…where Amy and I each won a pack of DSP – and we might have eaten some chocolate.  I also got to meet Sara Douglas for the first time!

Later on, Wayne and I went to dinner in the Saphire Dining room – we had Prime Rib! – and watched the Washington coast go by.

On the way back to the room, we saw that there was a parade on the Promenade deck, so…we stopped to watch.

Then it was back to the cabin to get everything unpacked and do my blog post!  And then…bed!

I have big plans to do some time on the treadmill in the morning…we’ll see how that works out won’t we?!?

Hope you’ll come back tomorrow for more updates and a card!

TTFN

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 15 JUL – 31 JUL: ZKTTVQQ3

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.


I’m Offering Double Peppermint Rewards while I’m gone!


As a little thank you for helping me earn this wonderful vacation, I’m offering you Double Peppermint Rewards Points while I’m away!

Here’s the deets…

1. All orders of $50 or greater (before shipping and taxes) placed through my online store between now and the end of the day on 28 July 18 will earn DOUBLE PEPPERMINT REWARD POINTS!!

2. Don’t forget to add the Host Code below if your order is under $150 to get your free thank you gift (orders over $150 automatically get the free thank you gift!).

3. For more information about my Punkin Head Peppermint Reward points (my buyer reward program), click here.

Head on over to my Online Store to get started!


SALES TAX HOLIDAYS (US ONLY)

If you love holidays—and don’t love taxes—we have some great news for you! Twelve U.S. states will have sales tax holidays for school supplies over the next several weeks. The dates for each state’s sales tax holiday will vary; the definition of “school supplies” will also vary from state to state. Fortunately, a selection of Stampin’ Up! products qualify as school supplies and will be tax-free during each state’s sales tax holiday period. (Sales tax holidays may not apply to additional county, city, and special jurisdiction taxes.) Make sure to take advantage of the savings!

To find out which states are participating—and which products will be tax-free for each state—download this Sales Tax Holiday PDF.

Important Note: Orders must be placed with Stampin’ Up! during the sales tax holiday period to receive these select items tax free; each period begins—and ends—at midnight (MT).


 Free Stamp Pad Joining Special In July!

If you’re one of my peeps who’ve been thinking about joining Stampin’ Up! – now is the time!

Everyone who joins Stampin’ Up in July will get to select a free New Ink Pad bundle in addition to their Starter Kit!  The Starter Kit is just $99+ applicable taxes and you get to choose $125 in Stampin’ Up! merchandise.  All this – plus select a FREE assortment of new ink pads.  That all works out to $192.50 in product for only $99!!  And it’ll all ship for free!!  Uhm….hello?!?  Can I get a ginormous WHOO-HOO?!?

Oh yeah – there’s also no commitment.  Zero.  Zilch.  Nada.

Get all the info right here – including all the deets about the promotion and a handy link to get started!

Holler at me it you’ve got any questions – otherwise click the link above and get on your way to the big savings!!


Paper Pumpkin Sale!

New Subscriber’s Get 50% Off Their First Month!

I personally LOVE a Half-Off Sale, don’t you?  And – what a great time to try out a monthly subscription to Paper Pumpkin!  Sign up now to get monthly Paper Pumpkin kits coming to your door – and get the first month’s kit at half price!

Start creating and having fun toot-suite!

Here’s the Deets:
  • New month-to-month subscribers qualify for the 50% discount and must use the code BLOOM0818at paperpumpkin.com by August 10, 2018 at 11:50 PM (MT).
  • The discount cannot be applied to prepaid codes.
  • The 50% discount only applies to the new subscriber’s first kit shipped. After that, the price for each month’s kit will return to the regular price of $19.95.

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 for a minute – he’s away at Doggie Camp and having a wonderful time, I’m sure!

TTFN
M

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Stampin’ Up! Alaska Cruise Thank You Ordering Special

Well, folks – today’s the day!  Today we board the Explorer of the Seas and head off on the Stampin’ Up! Alaskan Cruise!

I want to send a huge HUGE thank you to all my customers who helped to make this day possible.  I’m really looking forward to seeing old friends and meeting new, seeing the sights and sharing lots of pictures with y’all!

I’ll be sharing the details about what we see at each stop while I’m gone, so be sure to check thru the week, okay?

Thank you again for helping me to earn this amazing vacation.  I appreciate you all so much!!  While on the ship, I’ll have internet access, so please email if you need anything.  Just know it may take me longer to respond than you’re accustomed to, but I WILL reply just as quickly as I can!

So – as a little thank you for all the help you gave me to get me here today –  I’m offering y’all Double Peppermint Rewards while I’m gone!

Here’s the deets…

1. All orders of $50 or greater (before shipping and taxes) placed through my online store between now and the end of the day on 28 July 18 will earn DOUBLE PEPPERMINT REWARD POINTS!!

2. Don’t forget to add the Host Code below if your order is under $150 to get your free thank you gift (orders over $150 automatically get the free thank you gift!).

3. For more information about my Punkin Head Peppermint Reward points (my buyer reward program), click here.

Head on over to my Online Store to get started!

Enjoy the special and…thank you all again – so much!

TTFN

 

 

 

P.S.  Time is running out to take advantage of the Joining Special and get those 10 FREE stamp pads!  Don’t miss out!

P.P.S  Check out the Tax-Free Holiday – some states start TODAY!


HOST CODE FOR 15 JUL – 31 JUL: ZKTTVQQ3

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.


SALES TAX HOLIDAYS (US ONLY)

If you love holidays—and don’t love taxes—we have some great news for you! Twelve U.S. states will have sales tax holidays for school supplies over the next several weeks. The dates for each state’s sales tax holiday will vary; the definition of “school supplies” will also vary from state to state. Fortunately, a selection of Stampin’ Up! products qualify as school supplies and will be tax-free during each state’s sales tax holiday period. (Sales tax holidays may not apply to additional county, city, and special jurisdiction taxes.) Make sure to take advantage of the savings!

To find out which states are participating—and which products will be tax-free for each state—download this Sales Tax Holiday PDF.

Important Note: Orders must be placed with Stampin’ Up! during the sales tax holiday period to receive these select items tax free; each period begins—and ends—at midnight (MT).


 Free Stamp Pad Joining Special In July!

If you’re one of my peeps who’ve been thinking about joining Stampin’ Up! – now is the time!

Everyone who joins Stampin’ Up in July will get to select a free New Ink Pad bundle in addition to their Starter Kit!  The Starter Kit is just $99+ applicable taxes and you get to choose $125 in Stampin’ Up! merchandise.  All this – plus select a FREE assortment of new ink pads.  That all works out to $192.50 in product for only $99!!  And it’ll all ship for free!!  Uhm….hello?!?  Can I get a ginormous WHOO-HOO?!?

Oh yeah – there’s also no commitment.  Zero.  Zilch.  Nada.

Get all the info right here – including all the deets about the promotion and a handy link to get started!

Holler at me it you’ve got any questions – otherwise click the link above and get on your way to the big savings!!


Paper Pumpkin Sale!

New Subscriber’s Get 50% Off Their First Month!

I personally LOVE a Half-Off Sale, don’t you?  And – what a great time to try out a monthly subscription to Paper Pumpkin!  Sign up now to get monthly Paper Pumpkin kits coming to your door – and get the first month’s kit at half price!

Start creating and having fun toot-suite!

Here’s the Deets:
  • New month-to-month subscribers qualify for the 50% discount and must use the code BLOOM0818at paperpumpkin.com by August 10, 2018 at 11:50 PM (MT).
  • The discount cannot be applied to prepaid codes.
  • The 50% discount only applies to the new subscriber’s first kit shipped. After that, the price for each month’s kit will return to the regular price of $19.95.

07.01.18_HEADER_DSP_SALE_NA

Here’s the deets:

  • Dates: July 1-31, 2018.  The Ordering deadline is 6:50PM mountain time on the 31st.
  • Only Designer Series Papers listed in the table above qualify for this promotion. You may mix and match papers from any of the listed papers.
  • There are no ordering limits on this promotion.
  • All order types qualify for this promotion: customer, demonstrator, workshop, online.
  • Designer Series Paper ordered with Stampin’ Rewards is not eligible for the promotion.
  • This promotion does not apply to starter kits.
  • When you order thru my Online Store and add three qualifying Designer Series Paper packs, a prompt to add a free Designer Series Paper will appear in the merchandising section.
    • If you order four packages of the same qualifying Designer Series Paper, you’ll need to enter three together and then order the fourth free item separately.

Get them right here!


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 for a minute – he’s away at Doggie Camp and having a wonderful time, I’m sure!

While he’s off playing – I thought I’d share a few pictures from our days in Sequim/Port Angeles!

We arrived to see this in the window…

That’s Mt. Rainier – and is a strong memory of our vacations to Olympia when I was a kid.  It always felt like you could just reach out and touch it.

We took the ferry across the strait from Seattle to Bainbridge Island – and it was pretty danged awesome, I have to say!

We ate some really good Mexican food at a little spot in Poulsbo (whoda thunk?!) and finally made our way to the John Wayne Resort Marina.

Now y’all.  I considered all sorts of things before I decided we should stay here.  It’s right on Sequim Bay.  It’s quaint and fun and old.  And we figured it would be an adventure.

We did NOT consider that…they might not have air conditioning.

At.  All.

I suspect that in the normal course of things, no A/C is no problem.  But it danged sure was when we got here.

We spent some time looking for a different spot while the box fan they provided struggled mightily to lower the temps.  We were so tired, you guys.  And it all seemed pretty grim.

When we realized that it was 9 o’clock – we decided it was cool enough and we went to bed.  Where we both slept remarkably well in the comfortable bed (with the fan sitting on a chair blowing right smack on us).  And then…I woke up to this.

Yep – all better.  I worked out there for a couple hours with my coffee.  It was glorious!  So…JWWR lived to fight another day!

We spent some time exploring and drove up to Hurricane Ridge on the edge of the Olympic Forest.

Oh.  My.  Lord.  The VIEW!

 

We even went for a little hike – and saw… Canada thru the trees from the top!

On our way back, we stopped at the Washington Lavender Farm.  I very much would like to live there forever!

 

There was even a special guest at the farm…

…she browsed her way down the rows of lavender then clip-clopped across the parking lot.  Very sweet!

All in all – a very good day, indeed.

We spent Wednesday kicking around the Dungeness Wildlife Refuge…with forest..

..and water (and an odd little driftwood “fort”)….

…and a cool lighthouse.  That was 5 miles away….so – we didn’t hike out there.  But I took a picture for you thru the telescope!

Finally, our time in Sequim came to an end, and we returned (via Ferry again!) to Seattle.  The weather was quite different than on Monday!

Once Amy and Lance arrived, we went and had a great lunch and some dessert – yes, I ate dessert.  It was necessary.  And oh-so-good!

Then we went and rode a cool ride called Wings Over Washington (thanks, Kristi!!).  It’s a 3-D IMAX type ride very similar to the Epcot ride called Soaring.  But this one even added scents (forest – flowers) and little sprays of water to simulate the waterfalls we “flew” by!  We loved it!

We headed back to the hotel and called it a day.  Had to be moving pretty early to head to the boat!

So – there you have it – our journey has begun!! 🙂 🙂 🙂

I’ll post more pictures and scintillating stories in the days to come! 😉

TTFN
M

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Stampin’ Up! Petal Pink Share What You Love for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

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Happy Thursday, y’all – and welcome to another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!! This is another installment of the Joint Blog Hop between the Happy Inkin’ Thursday and Happy Stampers Blog Hop ladies!  I hope you really enjoy all the inspiration you can get from our talented folks!

I used elements from the Share What You Love Suite – including the Love What You Do stamp set and the uber-gorgeous Share What You Love Specialty DSP.  Take a look-see:

For our challenge – as is always the case in these Combined Blog Hops – we had a sketch and a color challenge.  We could use either or both!

I definitely used the sketch – and got a little jiggy with the colors!

I started by matting a pretty piece of Share What You Love Specialty DSP on a Coastal Cabana panel for the card front.  Then I added a second – Petal Pink – design, also matted on Coastal Cabana, with Liquid Glue.

I stamped the Love What You Do sentiment in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on a strip of Crumb Cake and snipped a banner into the left side.  Then I used my Blackberry Bliss Stampin’ Write Marker to add some “stitches”.  I popped the sentiment on with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I added some embellishments to the end of the banner.  First are some loops of Copper Metallic Thread topped with a heart-shaped Corrugated Element.  Then there’s a Linen Thread double-loop Billie Moan bow – topped with a simple bow of Coastal Cabana ribbon from the Tea Room Ribbon Pack.  And that was it for the card front!

On the inside, I added a second sentiment from Love What You Do, along with the pretty flower image, in Tuxedo Black on a Whisper White panel.  I colored the flower using ink from the lid of my Blackberry Bliss ink pad and a Blender Pen.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Coastal Cabana mat and into my Blackberry Bliss card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got another Love What You Do flower on the front…

…and a little more Share What You Love Specialty DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  This is one of the prettiest suites in the new catalog, I think – with the Love What You Do set providing wonderful sentiments and images and…the paper!  The Share What You Love Specialty DSP is simply spectacular.  I hope you like!

Now that you’ve seen my card, take a minute to hop thru all our projects today  If you click on the Next Blog button, you’ll go right to Kristi Gray’s page. And you can just click on the names below to go direct to all the blogs!

Mary Deatherage – You Are Here

 

Have fun on the Hop!!

TTFN

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 15 JUL – 31 JUL: ZKTTVQQ3

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.


 Free Stamp Pad Joining Special In July!

If you’re one of my peeps who’ve been thinking about joining Stampin’ Up! – now is the time!

Everyone who joins Stampin’ Up in July will get to select a free New Ink Pad bundle in addition to their Starter Kit!  The Starter Kit is just $99+ applicable taxes and you get to choose $125 in Stampin’ Up! merchandise.  All this – plus select a FREE assortment of new ink pads.  That all works out to $192.50 in product for only $99!!  And it’ll all ship for free!!  Uhm….hello?!?  Can I get a ginormous WHOO-HOO?!?

Oh yeah – there’s also no commitment.  Zero.  Zilch.  Nada.

Get all the info right here – including all the deets about the promotion and a handy link to get started!

Holler at me it you’ve got any questions – otherwise click the link above and get on your way to the big savings!!


07.01.18_HEADER_DSP_SALE_NA

Here’s the deets:

  • Dates: July 1-31, 2018.  The Ordering deadline is 6:50PM mountain time on the 31st.
  • Only Designer Series Papers listed in the table above qualify for this promotion. You may mix and match papers from any of the listed papers.
  • There are no ordering limits on this promotion.
  • All order types qualify for this promotion: customer, demonstrator, workshop, online.
  • Designer Series Paper ordered with Stampin’ Rewards is not eligible for the promotion.
  • This promotion does not apply to starter kits.
  • When you order thru my Online Store and add three qualifying Designer Series Paper packs, a prompt to add a free Designer Series Paper will appear in the merchandising section.
    • If you order four packages of the same qualifying Designer Series Paper, you’ll need to enter three together and then order the fourth free item separately.

Get them right here!


Stampin’ Up! Products Used in this Project:   

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Blackberry Bliss Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, scored at 5 1/2″)

Coastal Cabana Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2 3/4″ x 4″ (mat under small DSP panel)

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

Crumb Cake Card Stock: 1″ x 3 5/8″ (sentiment banner)

Share What You Love Specialty DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); 2 5/8″ x 3 7/8″ (small DSP 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

 

No FFF’s on Blog Hop Days! 🙂

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Stampin’ Up! Enjoy Life and a Pop of Petals!

Happy HAWWWMP day, y’all!  I hope wherever you are you’re having a super week!  Wayne and I are exploring the Puget Sound and Sequim and Port Angeles and Port Townsend and…. well.  We’re having a wonderful time! 🙂

My card today is a pretty little number that pulled a couple of elements from the Pop of Petals bundle, a sentiment or two from the Enjoy life stamp set and some beautiful Tea Room Specialty DSP.  Take a look-see:

The layout for this one is from the Papercraft Crew Card Sketch.

And the colors were inspired by the Sunday Stamps color challenge.

I started with some Coastal Cabana paper from the Tea Room Specialty DSP and matted it on So Saffron card stock with some Liquid Glue.

The centerpiece is a rectangle of So Saffron, embossed in the Subtle Dynamic TIEF and adhered to the card front with Liquid Glue.

I laid a length of Black 1/2″ Satin Ribbon over the top, securing it in place with a couple of Glue Dots.

For the sentiment, I pulled out one of my favorite sets – the new Enjoy life – and used my Stamparatus to stamp it in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on a piece of Whisper White.  The Stamparatus wasn’t to align it – it’s photopolymer – but rather to ensure I’d get a good solid image (and be able to re-stamp if the first one wasn’t great).  Then I cut it out with a square Stitched Shapes Framelits die.

I popped the sentiment over the embossed panel with Stampin’ Dimensionals – making sure to offset it to stay true to the sketch.  And then when I was taking the pictures, just barely managed to keep myself from pulling it off and “fixing” it!  It had been a couple of days since I made the card and I sort of forgot that little detail in the sketch!  I was scolding myself a bit for having “screwed it up so badly!” 🙂

The butterfly, from Pop of Petals, is stamped on a piece of Whisper White in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  I colored it in with my So Saffron and Coastal Cabana Stampin’ Write Markers, then cut it out with the matching Four-Petal Flower Punch.

I popped the butterfly onto the sentiment with Stampin’ Dimensionals and then lightly drew in some antenna with the Coastal Cabana Marker.  A few Basic Adhesive-Backed Sequins finished off the card front.

On the inside, I added a couple more Pop of Petals butterflies to a Whisper White panel, as well as a second Enjoy Life sentiment in Tuxedo Black.

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

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got another Pop of Petals butterfly on the front…

…and some more of the Tea Room Specialty DSP on the envelope flap.

????  What??  You don’t see it?

Yea…I realized after I’d packed up my “photo booth” that I’d not taken a picture of the flap.  But you know me – so you know it’s got that same Coastal Cabana DSP on it, don’t you?

Et Voila!  How fun is it that the Pop of Petals has a butterfly image that works with the Four-Petal Flower Punch?!  Yes, it chops off the antennae but…they’re easily drawn back in!  I also really really love the Tea Room Specialty DSP – all the designs are so soft and gorgeous!  Hope you like!

TTFN

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 15 JUL – 31 JUL: ZKTTVQQ3

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.


 Free Stamp Pad Joining Special In July!

If you’re one of my peeps who’ve been thinking about joining Stampin’ Up! – now is the time!

Everyone who joins Stampin’ Up in July will get to select a free New Ink Pad bundle in addition to their Starter Kit!  The Starter Kit is just $99+ applicable taxes and you get to choose $125 in Stampin’ Up! merchandise.  All this – plus select a FREE assortment of new ink pads.  That all works out to $192.50 in product for only $99!!  And it’ll all ship for free!!  Uhm….hello?!?  Can I get a ginormous WHOO-HOO?!?

Oh yeah – there’s also no commitment.  Zero.  Zilch.  Nada.

Get all the info right here – including all the deets about the promotion and a handy link to get started!

Holler at me it you’ve got any questions – otherwise click the link above and get on your way to the big savings!!


07.01.18_HEADER_DSP_SALE_NA

Here’s the deets:

  • Dates: July 1-31, 2018.  The Ordering deadline is 6:50PM mountain time on the 31st.
  • Only Designer Series Papers listed in the table above qualify for this promotion. You may mix and match papers from any of the listed papers.
  • There are no ordering limits on this promotion.
  • All order types qualify for this promotion: customer, demonstrator, workshop, online.
  • Designer Series Paper ordered with Stampin’ Rewards is not eligible for the promotion.
  • This promotion does not apply to starter kits.
  • When you order thru my Online Store and add three qualifying Designer Series Paper packs, a prompt to add a free Designer Series Paper will appear in the merchandising section.
    • If you order four packages of the same qualifying Designer Series Paper, you’ll need to enter three together and then order the fourth free item separately.

Get them right here!


Stampin’ Up! Products Used in this Project:   

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Basic Black Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, scored at 5 1/2″)

So Saffron Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3″ x 3″ (embossed mat under sentiment)

Whisper White Card Stock: 2 5/8″ Stitched Shapes square (sentiment); Pop of Petals butterfly

Tea Room Specialty 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 for a minute – he’s away at Doggie Camp and having a wonderful time, I’m sure!

TTFN
M

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Stampin’ Up! Tropical Chic Polka Dots for the Stamp Ink Paper #159

Good morning, my peeps!  It’s Tuesday and that means another Stamp Ink Paper challenge for y’all to play with this week!  And – it’s all about Polka Dots!!

I spied a wonderfully colorful polka dot pattern in the new 2017-2019 In Color DSP pack and it seemed like the perfect backdrop to the Tropical Chic suite of goodies!  Take a look-see:

Here’s the SIP 159 challenge badge for you – hope you’ll come on over and play!

My layout comes from the Fusion sketch this week.

I started with a polka-dot panel of Lemon Lime Twist paper from the 2017-2019 In Color DSP stack and matted it on a piece of Granny Apple Green card stock for the card front.

Next is a strip of Tropical Chic DSP, adhered to the left side with some Liquid Glue.  I covered the seam with a length of pretty Powder Pink 3/8″ Mini Ruffled Ribbon, securing it in the back with Glue Dots.

On a piece of Whisper White, I stamped the pretty little flower from the Tropical Chic stamp set in Petal Pink, then I cut it out with the matching Tropical Thinlits die.  While I was at the Big Shot, I cut a couple of leaves from Shaded Spruce and Granny Apple Green card stock.

I stamped the Tropical Chic sentiment in Petal Pink on a strip of Whisper White and snipped a banner into the right end.  Then I edged the banner with my Shaded Spruce Stampin’ Write Marker.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere a couple of the leaves to the card front, then added the sentiment with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  The next small leaf was added with Liquid Glue, then I popped the flower on with Dimensionals.  A tiny Silver & Petal Pink Baker’s Twine bow, stuck on with a dab of Liquid Glue, and a Petal Pink Share What You Love Artisan Pearl finished off the card front.

On the inside, I added a second Tropical Chic sentiment in Shaded Spruce to a Whisper White panel.  Over that, I stamped the little flower in Petal Pink.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Granny Apple Green mat and into my Shaded Spruce card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got a couple of Granny Apple Green leaves on the front – I inked once and stamped twice…

…and I added more of the pretty Lemon Lime Twist polka dot paper to the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I love love love this Tropical Chic suite of goodies – just something about the greens and pinks and fun die cuts that are perfectly perfect!  I hope you like!

TTFN

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 15 JUL – 31 JUL: ZKTTVQQ3

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.


 Free Stamp Pad Joining Special In July!

If you’re one of my peeps who’ve been thinking about joining Stampin’ Up! – now is the time!

Everyone who joins Stampin’ Up in July will get to select a free New Ink Pad bundle in addition to their Starter Kit!  The Starter Kit is just $99+ applicable taxes and you get to choose $125 in Stampin’ Up! merchandise.  All this – plus select a FREE assortment of new ink pads.  That all works out to $192.50 in product for only $99!!  And it’ll all ship for free!!  Uhm….hello?!?  Can I get a ginormous WHOO-HOO?!?

Oh yeah – there’s also no commitment.  Zero.  Zilch.  Nada.

Get all the info right here – including all the deets about the promotion and a handy link to get started!

Holler at me it you’ve got any questions – otherwise click the link above and get on your way to the big savings!!


07.01.18_HEADER_DSP_SALE_NA

Here’s the deets:

  • Dates: July 1-31, 2018.  The Ordering deadline is 6:50PM mountain time on the 31st.
  • Only Designer Series Papers listed in the table above qualify for this promotion. You may mix and match papers from any of the listed papers.
  • There are no ordering limits on this promotion.
  • All order types qualify for this promotion: customer, demonstrator, workshop, online.
  • Designer Series Paper ordered with Stampin’ Rewards is not eligible for the promotion.
  • This promotion does not apply to starter kits.
  • When you order thru my Online Store and add three qualifying Designer Series Paper packs, a prompt to add a free Designer Series Paper will appear in the merchandising section.
    • If you order four packages of the same qualifying Designer Series Paper, you’ll need to enter three together and then order the fourth free item separately.

Get them right here!


Stampin’ Up! Products Used in this Project:  

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Shaded Spruce Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, scored at 5 1/2″); Tropical Thinlits die cut leaves

Granny Apple Green Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); Tropical Thinlits die cut leaves

Whisper White Card Stock: (sentiment banner); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); Tropical Thinlits die cut flower

Tropical Escape 6″ x 6″ DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); 1″ x 5 1/8″ (strip 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

 

No FFF’s for a minute – he’s away at Doggie Camp and having a wonderful time, I’m sure!

Here’s a quick shot from when he went last week for a play-day!  They post pictures of the puppers on their Puppy Tubs Peachtree City Facebook Page!

TTFN
M

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Stampin’ Up! Notes of Kindness Card Kit!

Good morning good morning good morning!!!  GUESS WHAT DAY IT IS?!?

No, silly – it’s not HAWWMP Day!  It’s OFF TO VACAY Day!!

We’re on our way to Seattle – and looking forward to a few days of sight-seeing and trying to get the idea of moving to that area out of my head!

I fear this plan may backfire…. 😉

Anywho…

Next on the agenda is the cruise.  Whoo-hoo!  And I’ve heard tell that the folks who give us all the service that cruises are known for do appreciate a hand-stamped little thank you at the end.  Stampin’ Up! has kindly paid our required gratuity (yes – being an SU! demonstrator is awesome and earning a trip is one heck of a perk…perhaps you’d like to earn a cool trip of your own?) but we can give a little extra at the end to those folks who we think go above and beyond.

Well – it turns out that SU! has ALSO come up with the perfectly perfect All Inclusive Card Kit – called…Notes of Kindness!

So, I whipped out a bunch of these babies and boy are they wonderful!  I have to say – I love all our kits – but I don’t always love them enough to partake in the refill.  This one is NOT one of those.  I’m going to order the refill ASAP – it’s just that cool!  When you buy the kit – you even get an acrylic block.  All you need to add is some adhesive – I recommend Liquid Glue and/or Glue Dots. 🙂

So…the kit comes with a Basic Black Archival ink spot and you can make 20 gorgeous cards (in 4 designs) with just that.  But, you know I have a penchant for doing up the inside of my cards – and my envelopes – so, I also pulled out my Blushing Bride, Mint Macaron and Mossy Meadow ink pads and got busy!

All of the envelopes come with a wonderful Blushing Bride striped “liner” already inside…

but…since I already had the additional pads out..

I know – crazy pretty, right?  And fun to make.  The included Copper Baker’s Twine is….ridiculously wonderful!  Hey, Stampin’ Up!  – WE NEED THIS TWINE IN THE CATALOG!!  Seriously.

So – I can’t recommend this kit enough.  Get it now.  Get the refill at the same time.  You won’t be sorry!

Well…I’m off, folks!  Stay tuned for updates from the great Pacific Northwest! 🙂 🙂 🙂

TTFN

 

 

 

P.S.  And – this is an AWESOME good time to join the team and get started on your journey towards wonderful perks and trips and discounts with Stampin’ Up!  Don’t miss out on extra free INK PADS!!


HOST CODE FOR 15 JUL – 31 JUL: ZKTTVQQ3

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.


 Free Stamp Pad Joining Special In July!

If you’re one of my peeps who’ve been thinking about joining Stampin’ Up! – now is the time!

Everyone who joins Stampin’ Up in July will get to select a free New Ink Pad bundle in addition to their Starter Kit!  The Starter Kit is just $99+ applicable taxes and you get to choose $125 in Stampin’ Up! merchandise.  All this – plus select a FREE assortment of new ink pads.  That all works out to $192.50 in product for only $99!!  And it’ll all ship for free!!  Uhm….hello?!?  Can I get a ginormous WHOO-HOO?!?

Oh yeah – there’s also no commitment.  Zero.  Zilch.  Nada.

Get all the info right here – including all the deets about the promotion and a handy link to get started!

Holler at me it you’ve got any questions – otherwise click the link above and get on your way to the big savings!!


07.01.18_HEADER_DSP_SALE_NA

Here’s the deets:

  • Dates: July 1-31, 2018.  The Ordering deadline is 6:50PM mountain time on the 31st.
  • Only Designer Series Papers listed in the table above qualify for this promotion. You may mix and match papers from any of the listed papers.
  • There are no ordering limits on this promotion.
  • All order types qualify for this promotion: customer, demonstrator, workshop, online.
  • Designer Series Paper ordered with Stampin’ Rewards is not eligible for the promotion.
  • This promotion does not apply to starter kits.
  • When you order thru my Online Store and add three qualifying Designer Series Paper packs, a prompt to add a free Designer Series Paper will appear in the merchandising section.
    • If you order four packages of the same qualifying Designer Series Paper, you’ll need to enter three together and then order the fourth free item separately.

Get them right here!


Stampin’ Up! Products Used in this Project:  


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 was packing day.

Now – you should know.  I’ve packed for a LOT of trips – a LOT.

I’m pretty good at it.  Don’t really even have to think on it much.  Heck – it’s the same stuff every time.

Unless.

You’re going to Seattle/Sequim for a few days and then on an Alaskan cruise with your other half.

And then – all heck breaks loose!

No – that is NOT an episode of Hoarders.

It’s our bedroom as we attempt to resolve the whatdowewearontheexcursionsandwhatdowewearontheship question.  Part of the problem is that I’ve bought clothes for my new skinny self and I sorta want to dress up.  Which means that Wayne sorta HAS to dress up!  Which means – we gotta find/clean/try on dress-y-er-up clothes for him

This is not a trivial task.

The struggle is real.

When the stress began to bubble over, we took a little break and took the Man off to camp.  I actually needed to get that out of the way so I could quit worrying about it.

You can see that Finn was….devastated to be going to camp.  He HATES it there. 😉

Uhm…no.  Not at all true.

He went off to play with nary a backward glance…

Have a good time, Finny Bo-Binny! Love you more than chocolate.

See you in August!

🙂

TTFN
M

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Stampin’ Up! Waterfront in Every Season!

Good morning!  From Atlanta!  Whoo-hoo!  Made it home in good time – pretty easy all the way around.  Watched a movie and did a few blog posts on the ride home!

Arrived to a shocking re-introduction to humidity!  Yikes!  And a dog who can’t hold his licker! 😉

My card for you today is made with the lovely In Every Season stamp set – an image-only set with 12 wonderful flowers – one for every month!  So I used that and a couple of sentiments from the Waterfront set.  I put it all on top of some soft Tea Room Specialty DSP.  Take a look-see:

The fun layout is from this week’s Global Design Project sketch challenge.

And I also played along with the CAS-ual Friday challenge…

I started by adhering a piece of Tea Room Specialty DSP to a Petal Pink mat with some Liquid Glue for the card front.

The middle art and sentiment panel is a Very Vanilla square, on which I stamped the sentiment from the Waterfront stamp set in Mossy Meadow.  Then I ran the panel thru the Big Shot in the Subtle Dynamic TIEF.  It’s matted on a Petal Pink rectangle with Liquid Glue.

For the three flower circles, I inked up three of the images from the In Every Season stamp set in Versamark and stamped them on Mossy Meadow.  Then I sprinkled them with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heated them with my Heat Tool.

I cut each of the embossed images with the smallest Stitched Shapes Framelits circle die.   I used Stampin’ Dimensionals to pop the circles onto scalloped Petal Pink circles, cut with the Circles Layering Framelits.  Each matted circle is then adhered with Liquid Glue.

I wrapped a length of Linen Thread around the panel, securing it in the back with Glue Dots.  Then I adhered the panel to the card front with Liquid Glue.

I tied a tiny Linen Thread bow and adhered it with a dab of Liquid Glue and the card front was done.

On the inside, I stamped one of the flower images from the In Every Season set in Petal Pink on a Very Vanilla panel.  Over the top I added a second Waterfront sentiment in Mossy Meadow.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Petal Pink mat and 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 another In Every Season flower on the front in Petal Pink…

…and I added more of the pretty Tea Room Specialty DSP to the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Here’s another favorite color combo – Mossy Meadow – Petal Pink – Very Vanilla!  Love it!  And those beautiful flowers in the In Every Season set heat emboss perfectly, don’t you think?  Waterfront has several wonderful sentiment pairs – and this is one of my particular faves.  Hope you like!

TTFN

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 15 JUL – 31 JUL: ZKTTVQQ3

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.


 Free Stamp Pad Joining Special In July!

If you’re one of my peeps who’ve been thinking about joining Stampin’ Up! – now is the time!

Everyone who joins Stampin’ Up in July will get to select a free New Ink Pad bundle in addition to their Starter Kit!  The Starter Kit is just $99+ applicable taxes and you get to choose $125 in Stampin’ Up! merchandise.  All this – plus select a FREE assortment of new ink pads.  That all works out to $192.50 in product for only $99!!  And it’ll all ship for free!!  Uhm….hello?!?  Can I get a ginormous WHOO-HOO?!?

Oh yeah – there’s also no commitment.  Zero.  Zilch.  Nada.

Get all the info right here – including all the deets about the promotion and a handy link to get started!

Holler at me it you’ve got any questions – otherwise click the link above and get on your way to the big savings!!


07.01.18_HEADER_DSP_SALE_NA

Here’s the deets:

  • Dates: July 1-31, 2018.  The Ordering deadline is 6:50PM mountain time on the 31st.
  • Only Designer Series Papers listed in the table above qualify for this promotion. You may mix and match papers from any of the listed papers.
  • There are no ordering limits on this promotion.
  • All order types qualify for this promotion: customer, demonstrator, workshop, online.
  • Designer Series Paper ordered with Stampin’ Rewards is not eligible for the promotion.
  • This promotion does not apply to starter kits.
  • When you order thru my Online Store and add three qualifying Designer Series Paper packs, a prompt to add a free Designer Series Paper will appear in the merchandising section.
    • If you order four packages of the same qualifying Designer Series Paper, you’ll need to enter three together and then order the fourth free item separately.

Get them right here!


Stampin’ Up! Products Used in this Project:  

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Mossy Meadow Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored at 5 1/2″); 1 3/8″ Stitched Shapes circles (x 3 – embossed art)

Petal Pink Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3 1/4″ x 3 5/8″ (panel under art/sentiment); 1 1/2″ Scalloped Circles (x 3- mats under embossed art)

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

Tea Room Specialty 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

 

Wayne brought the Man with him to pick me up!  There was lots of wiggling and grinning!

And Finn did a little of that, too! 🙂

TTFN
M

Categories: Encouragement, Friendship, Joining Special, Ordering Special!, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , | 18 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Paper Pumpkin Joining Special and….The Adventure Begins!

Well – I’m on my way!  I spent some quality time on the freeways of SoCal yesterday – I thought I might have left Palmdale in time to miss the worst of it, but…

Hmm.  Maybe I DID miss the worst of it! 😉  But even the not-the-worst-of-it was fairly awful.

Taking this picture would have been VERY unsafe…IF we’d actually been moving.  Which we totally weren’t.  It was like that for the whole second half of the drive!  Bleh.  I’d blow a gasket if I had to deal with this every day!

But – I made it to the hotel and I am ON MY WAY!!  Whoo-hooo!

So – today I wanted to share a cool Paper Pumpkin Special with you!  I don’t know about you, but HALF-OFF is one of my favorite prices (right after FREE!).

This is a special for new subscribers and it runs thru 10 Aug!

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Savings are blooming, and there’s no time like the present to start a monthly Paper Pumpkin subscription!  Stampin’ Up! is offering a great deal for NEW subscribers.  You’ll get 50% off your first kit when you join by 10 August and use the code: BLOOM0818

Here’s the deets:

    • New month-to-month subscribers qualify for the 50% discount and must use the code BLOOM0818 at paperpumpkin.com between July 11 and August 10, 2018 (offer ends at 11:50 PM (MT) on 10 August).
    • The discount cannot be applied to prepaid codes.
    • The 50% discount only applies to the new subscriber’s first kit shipped. After that, the price for each month’s kit will return to the regular price of $19.95.

Click here to go straight to the Paper Pumpkin website to start your subscription and get 50% off your first kit!

Of course, this isn’t the only special promotion going on – we’ve got a joining special AND a Buy-3-Get-1-Free DSP sale going on right now, too!  Scroll on down for all the deets and then…get in touch with me to see how you can join the team – then turn around and take advantage of the DSP sale PLUS a cool 20% discount!

TTFN

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 1 JUL – 15 JUL: XQMBATM2

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.


 Free Stamp Pad Joining Special In July!

If you’re one of my peeps who’ve been thinking about joining Stampin’ Up! – now is the time!

Everyone who joins Stampin’ Up in July will get to select a free New Ink Pad bundle in addition to their Starter Kit!  The Starter Kit is just $99+ applicable taxes and you get to choose $125 in Stampin’ Up! merchandise.  All this – plus select a FREE assortment of new ink pads.  That all works out to $192.50 in product for only $99!!  And it’ll all ship for free!!  Uhm….hello?!?  Can I get a ginormous WHOO-HOO?!?

Oh yeah – there’s also no commitment.  Zero.  Zilch.  Nada.

Get all the info right here – including all the deets about the promotion and a handy link to get started!

Holler at me it you’ve got any questions – otherwise click the link above and get on your way to the big savings!!


07.01.18_HEADER_DSP_SALE_NA

Here’s the deets:

  • Dates: July 1-31, 2018.  The Ordering deadline is 6:50PM mountain time on the 31st.
  • Only Designer Series Papers listed in the table above qualify for this promotion. You may mix and match papers from any of the listed papers.
  • There are no ordering limits on this promotion.
  • All order types qualify for this promotion: customer, demonstrator, workshop, online.
  • Designer Series Paper ordered with Stampin’ Rewards is not eligible for the promotion.
  • This promotion does not apply to starter kits.
  • When you order thru my Online Store and add three qualifying Designer Series Paper packs, a prompt to add a free Designer Series Paper will appear in the merchandising section.
    • If you order four packages of the same qualifying Designer Series Paper, you’ll need to enter three together and then order the fourth free item separately.

Get them right here!


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

No FFF’s for a minute, guys.  Cuz of how – he’s there and I’m here! 🙁

He’ll be back, though!  Despair not – absence makes the heart grow fonder! 🙂

In the meantime…

So – the other day, when I got to the office, I discovered….

No clue who put it there – nor what it’s implying.

When I asked for clarification – I was told that perhaps it’s because I resemble Sigourney Weaver.

She wishes… 😉

TTFN
M

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Stampin’ Up! Beautiful Promenade on Linen and a Climbing Vine

Good Friday, my peeps!

Well.  It’s hard to believe but…the day has finally arrived.  In some ways it seems like yesterday that I was sitting in the ER with hives.

And in others, it feels like forever that I’ve been out here and waiting for this day!

No matter the perspective, the day has arrived!  This afternoon I head to LA and will fly home tomorrow.  Then there’ll be a whirlwind 24 hours to get everything ready to go.  I know Wayne’s been getting the place ready for us to be gone.  We’ll just need to pack.  And gather Finny’s things for his time at camp….and TAKE him to camp.  I so hope he has a wonderful time.  I’ll have the day to love him up – when we get home again I’ll have to leave before he comes back.

I’m trying to focus on the good part of the trip – and not on the leaving-my-little-man part.  <<insert brave-face emoticon here>> I know he’ll be fine.  And I’ll be fine.

It’s just the doing that’s hard!

But – in about 3 days – we’ll be on the ferry from Seattle to Bainbridge Island on the first part of our trip.  So…Whoo-hooo!!!

These past few days have been a jumble of working and card making.  I made a bunch of cards to share with you while we’re gone – and, of course, there’ll be days when I share pictures of the ship and the glaciers and whales and eagles….and pillow-gifts (without any illegal sneak-peeks of the new Holiday Catalog!).  So – I hope you’re looking forward to sharing the adventure with us!

Today’s card is a soft little number that features the Beautiful Promenade stamp set and bundled Beautiful Layers Thinlits.  I also used my new fave Subtle Dynamic TIEF and the Climbing Vine TIEF.  Take a look-see:

For the layout, I borrowed the sketch from this week’s Sunday Stamps challenge:

And I played along with the Fusion challenge – I used the color scheme versus the sketch.

I started with a Whisper White panel that I embossed in the Climbing Vine TIEF and matted on a piece of Soft Sea Foam card stock for the card front.

I cut two strips of Soft Sea Foam and embossed them both in the Subtle Dynamic TIEF (man, I LOVE the linen texture this wonderful folder gives us!).

The larger strip I adhered to the bottom of the card front with some Liquid Glue.

On the smaller embossed strip I stamped the sentiment from the Beautiful Promenade stamp set in Mossy Meadow.  I popped that sentiment over a Mossy Meadow mat and then adhered the whole thing to the card front with Liquid Glue.

I wrapped a length of Crumb Cake Nature’s Twine around the card front, adhering it in the back with a couple of Glue Dots.

I made the Beautiful Promenade flowers and leaves next.  For the flowers, I stamped the outline image in Mint Macaron on Whisper White and added the fill image in Soft Sea Foam.  The leaves are Mossy Meadow on Soft Sea Foam.  Then I cut everything out with their matching dies in the Beautiful Layers Thinlits.  I also cut some leaves from Mossy Meadow card stock.

I layered everything onto the card front with Liquid Glue and Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Then I tied a little Nature’s Twine bow and adhered it with a dab of Liquid Glue.  And that was it for the card front!

On the inside, I stamped another couple of sentiments from Beautiful Promenade in Mossy Meadow on a Whisper White panel.  Then I added a sweet little flower bunch in Mint Macaron.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Soft Sea Foam mat and then into my Soft Suede card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got a Mint Macaron flower on the front…

…and on the envelope flap I added another Mint Macaron and Soft Sea Foam flower.

Et Voila!  I love how these colors work together!  Mossy Meadow-Mint Macaron-Soft Sea Foam were simply made for each other, don’t you think?  They work so perfectly with the Beautiful Promenade stamp set and Beautiful Layers Thinlits, too.  The end result has an elegant, organic feel.  Hope you like!

TTFN

 

 

 


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Everyone who joins Stampin’ Up in July will get to select a free New Ink Pad bundle in addition to their Starter Kit!  The Starter Kit is just $99+ applicable taxes and you get to choose $125 in Stampin’ Up! merchandise.  And your Starter Kit ships for free!!  Whoo-hoo!

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Get all the info right here – including all the deets about the promotion and a handy link to get started!

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Here’s the deets:

  • Dates: July 1-31, 2018.  The Ordering deadline is 6:50PM mountain time on the 31st.
  • Only Designer Series Papers listed in the table above qualify for this promotion. You may mix and match papers from any of the listed papers.
  • There are no ordering limits on this promotion.
  • All order types qualify for this promotion: customer, demonstrator, workshop, online.
  • Designer Series Paper ordered with Stampin’ Rewards is not eligible for the promotion.
  • This promotion does not apply to starter kits.
  • When you order thru my Online Store and add three qualifying Designer Series Paper packs, a prompt to add a free Designer Series Paper will appear in the merchandising section.
    • If you order four packages of the same qualifying Designer Series Paper, you’ll need to enter three together and then order the fourth free item separately.

Get them right here!


Stampin’ Up! Products Used in this Project:  

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Soft Suede Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ (card base, scored at 5 1/2″)

Mossy Meadow Card Stock:  4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 1 1/4″ x 3 7/8″ (mat under sentiment); Beautiful Layers Thinlits die cut leaves

Soft Sea Foam Card Stock: 1 1/2″ x 4″ (embossed strip across the bottom of the card front): 1 1/8″ x 3 3/4″ (sentiment); Beautiful Layers Thinlits die cut leaves

Whisper White Card Stock:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); Beautiful Layers Thinlits die cut flowers


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 for a minute, guys.  Cuz of how – he’s there and I’m here! 🙁

He’ll be back, though!  Despair not – absence makes the heart grow fonder! 🙂

And my heart is simply overflowing with “fond” right now – just over a day and I’ll be covered in wiggle-butt! 🙂

 

…and then will be leaving him again.  I can hardly stand it. 🙁

TTFN
M

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