Monthly Archives: January 2016

Stampin’ Up! Sweetbriar Rose Just a Note

Good Monday morning.  Today, we take a break from our regularly scheduled program and take a look back thru the dusty shelves of Mary’s Stampin’ spot in her living room!  You may recall me telling you last week that I did a bit of a purge of my retired stamp sets, and “found” some oldie-but-goodies lurking in the shelving (actually $1.99 plastic CD boxes from Publix!).  They were just begging to be used!

So, I granted the wish of a lovely lovely stamp called Sweetbriar Rose.  This is an ala carte stamp (it comes all by itself, in wood) and is just wonderful.  I combined it with a simple sentiment from Watercolor Wishes (which comes in the Watercolor Wishes Card Kit – and is WAY worth having – it’s a wonderful group of sentiments in gorgeous fonts!), and stepped way back into my wheelhouse.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Awesome Grateful Bunch!

Good morning!  I hope you’re enjoying your weekend!  Yesterday was just as bad as I figured it would be – I packed one Priority Mail box with paper and punches (it weighs approximately a million pounds!).  This morning we’re going to see if I need to pull more out of the suitcases and pack a second box.  Keep your fingers crossed, okay? 😉

Today’s share uses another new Occasions catalog stamp set – Grateful Bunch.  But, let me ask you a question, y’all.  Am I a complete goofus?  Did I – or did I not – learn a valuable lesson when I failed to buy the Among the Branches bundle in the Holiday Catalog?  When I said to myself – “self, you’re not going to need or want that stamp set – just get the Woodland TIEF – you don’t need the bundle”.  And then, not a week and change later, did I or did I not buy the Among the Branches stamp set??  The answer is no – I did not learn a lesson.  Cause yes – I did exactly that.

Now, I’ve told you over and over what a great deal buying bundles is.  Right?  But – apparently I do not listen to my own advice.  When making my ginormous Occasions Catalog order last week, I said to myself – “self, you’re not going to need or want that punch that coordinates with Grateful Bunch.  Just get the stamp set”.  So, once again I went against my own advice.

So, for today’s card – which uses Grateful Bunch, and COULD have used the matching punch (Blossom Bunch Punch – available with Grateful Bunch for $33.00), I did a lot of fussy cutting! 😉  I combined the pretty flowers and sentiments from Grateful Bunch with some Wildflower Fields DSP and this is what I came up with.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Botanicals Just For You!

Happy First-Day-Of-The-Weekend, folks!  I hope you have pretty weather and a lovely day planned!  My day revolves around frantically trying to finish up a few cards to take with me for next week.  Oh – and packing.  Clothes are easy!  Stampin’ stuff….not so much!  What to take?  What to leave?  What if I leave something and then just NEED it when I’m there?!?!  Oh the stress!  I’m thinkin’ that I’m going to take only Occasions and SAB stamps and DSPs…and a couple of staple sentiment sets from the Annual Catalog.  And the card stock that coordinates with the DSP.  And punches.  And Framelits.  And TIEFs.  And – of course! – my Big Shot!  Which sounds like a completely doable (if suitcase-busting!) plan.  If only I could wiggle my nose like Samantha Stevens and my bags would be packed!  I kinda dated myself right there, didn’t I!?!? 😉

Anyway – I’ve got a pretty card to share today that uses what is likely my very favorite suite from the Occasions Catalog – the Botanical Gardens Suite.  I love everything associated with this suite.  This card uses the Botanical Builder Framelits and the Botanical Gardens DSP.  I combined it with a sentiment from Watercolor Words (another fave set from the Annual Catalog), and this is what I came up with.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Going Places Sky High Birthday

Happy Friday, y’all!  I’m counting down the days until I head out again – so am enjoying as much “at home” time as I can!  Today was exciting – I got my hair cut.

No – that’s not the cause for excitement!  When I got home – I had a box sitting by the gate that said “Stampin’ Up!” on the side!  Oh my goodness, what fun THAT was to open!  Stamps, and paper, and punches, and inks, and embellishments and more stamps and framelits…..wow.  I surely did enjoy pulling those things out of that box!! 🙂

I spent a little time making a card with some of the new goodies, but my share for today is one I made a couple of days ago – you’ll maybe recall that I’m busily getting ahead on cards so I can keep the blog posts going next week…

So, this one is a masculine birthday card – I get asked for those every once in a while, so I figured I’d try to come up with one!  It uses Sky is the Limit (this is a Sale-A-Bration stamp set that’s only available until 15 Feb!) and a sentiment from Guy’s Greetings (a fun set from the Annual Catalog).  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Wildflower Fields Thank You for the Happy Stamper’s Blog Hop

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Here we are with the first Happy Stampers Blog Hop of 2016!  We’re all having fun with Sale-A-Bration (I really REALLY love free stuff – and there’s a LOT of it to be had right now!) and stamping and creating with our goodies – new and not-so-new!  I hope that you’ll take a minute to hop thru the hop and tell everyone what you think of their projects!

Today’s hop centered around a sketch Challenge.  Here’s where we started!

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I decided to work with some of my very favorite new items from the Sale-A-Bration flyer.  Wildflower Fields DSP and the coordinating Flowering Fields stamp set.  I got both of them free with a $50 order (well, one for each $50 order, of course!).  And they’re so pretty – take a look-see:

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Stamps-N-Lingers Sale-a-Bration Ordering Special!

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Well, folks have obviously been waiting for the arrival of Sale-A-Bration!  Fun and FREE goodies are flying out the door.  As are peppermints!

Remember – I’m offering DOUBLE peppermints during the Sale-A-Bration!  You’ll get two peppermints for every $25 in product that you spend before shipping and tax.

And don’t forget that you can also earn EXTRA Stampin’ Rewards during the SAB.

Get all the details right here!

There’s so much free stuff to be had right now, I can hardly stand it!

TTFN

Mary


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Stampin’ Up! Apple of My Eye Thanks

Good morning!  I hope that you’ve been doing some shopping in the new Occasions Catalog and getting lots of free stuff for Sale-A-Bration! 🙂

My share today is kind of fruity!  Literally!  I made it with the new Apple of My Eye stamp set – which we all got when we attended OnStage Live last year.  I haven’t done much with it since we got it – don’t know why, just haven’t.  So I determined I was going to use it today!  I combined it with some Cherry On Top DSP – from the Annual Catalog.  Take a look-see:

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Sale-A-Bration Has Begun and a Stamps-N-Lingers Ordering Special!

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Good Tuesday morning, y’all!  The 2016 Occasions Catalog and the Sale-A-Bration promotion are officially underway!  You’ve been getting sneak peeks for several weeks now about what’s in the Occasions Catalog.  You’ve probably received your very own copies.  If you haven’t – click the picture above to open the PDF of the catalog and browse to your heart’s content! 🙂

Finally.  FINALLY!  You can now order all the exciting new products.  It’s easy – you can click the Shop With Me Online icon at the right and you’ll get right to my Online Store.  Or, even easier – go straight to the Occasions section of the store here!

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Stampin’ Up! What I Love Sneak Peek!

I’ve been a busy Stampin’ Up! bee today!  I cleared out my retiring products from my stamping area and I built a spreadsheet to get an inventory going.  Had to do it.  I have multiples of ink pads and even a couple of doubled stamp sets! 🙁  Not a solid financial plan, is it?  So I figured maybe I could get a handle on it if I at least knew what I had!

The result of this effort was “discovering” stamp sets I’d sort of forgotten I have!  It was a little like opening that box from Stampin’ Up! all over again!  Kinda fun.

I also realized that I leave here in a week.  For a month.  Again.  And go right on nights. Yuk.

Making cards is hard when you work nights.  Especially when it’s more a swing than a night.  No morning time and get home too late to do much more than shower and crash.  So…I need to make cards ahead!  That was the other thing I started working on today.

With that lead in, I bet you think I’m going to share a project that uses a not-so-new-but-just-rediscovered, Annual Catalog stamp set, huh?  Well, you’d be guessin’ wrong! 😉 I’m using a fun stamp set that you can get starting TOMORROW!!!  Yes, that’s right – we’re on the very cusp of the 2016 Occasions Catalog going live!  And the Sale-A-Bration mini as well.

I’m using the SAB stamp set called What I Love. It’s a cool photopolymer set with a beautiful 3-step flower and some nice sentiments in a pretty font.  I combined that with the Bohemian Designer Series Paper from the Annual Catalog and this is what I came up with.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Love You Sew Bids You Thanks a Hole Punch!

I think I achieved a personal record today!  I thought up, built, finished and photographed a card (with envelope!) in just an hour!  It usually takes me a lot longer than that, so I’m pretty happy with myself.  And – that means that you could whip this card out in a heartbeat – and it’s a Single Stamp Set card, too!

Now, I’m sure you’ve seen this layout floating around – it’s pretty popular right now, it seems – and I think it stems from a sketch challenge over at Mojo Monday a couple weeks back!

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So the idea of a tag-on-a-card has been in my head for a bit.  And the Love You Sew stamp set sentiment “Thanks a Hole Punch”…well, there was a tag made with it in the Occasions catalog, so that’s been in the back of my mind for a while as well.  I actually bought the 1/8″ and 1/16” Circle Punches when they were on the Weekly Deal, just so I could make a card with them and this sentiment.  So, I finally did it.  And set a record time!  Take a look-see:

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