Monthly Archives: April 2016

Stampin’ Up! A 2016 Retiring Product Retrospective!

Happy Saturday, y’all!  As I write this on Friday evening, the weekend looms long ahead.  And yet I know that I’m going to blink and it’ll be Monday morning!  We’re entering….the WEEKEND ZONE…in which time flies by at an unrelenting and unreasonable pace for a couple of says – ending abruptly with the alarm clock going off at O’Dark Thirty on Monday morning. 😦

So – a few weeks back, I showed y’all the uber-cool vegetable beds that my hubby welded and built for me.  Before I left this week we got everything planted that I’d planned to plant.  Meaning I have two empty beds left – to plant in quick growing stuff when I get home.  But – the one we did plant is awesome!  Four tomato plants and four Ancho Magnifico chile pepper plants!  And lots of good, smelly bug-repelling marigolds!

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Yum!

That’s what I left at home.  What I did not leave at home was much – if any! – of my stamping goodies!

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Yep – brought my plastic Steri-Lite CD case stamp holders and my Stamp-N-Storage Combo Holder and practically everything!  But – looks like it’s going to be a good spot to stamp, right?  Viva TownePlace Suites! 🙂  Viva the MINI-VAN!!
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Stampin’ Up! Playful Palette Sneak Peek Work of Art!

Happy Friday, y’all!  I’m writing from Savannah – and it’s humid.  And muggy.  And humid.

And yesterday I saw an alligator in a little pond-ish thing by the road.  A real live alligator.  Like…loose.  To do whatever he wanted and go wherever the mood struck him.

It was kinda cool.  And yet…yikes! 🙂

My card today really showcases a new stamp set and the new 2016-2018 In Colors.  I used the Painter’s Palette stamp set – that I got as a pre-order item! – and some Playful Palette DSP Stack paper to make a fun little card for a friend.  Take a look-see:

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I played along with a color challenge this week at Can You Case It.  Challenge #117 called for Black, Cream and Peach.

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I took a teeny bit of liberty with the color scheme, but the predominance of the colors are correct.  It gave me a chance to use some Peekaboo Peach card stock! 🙂

I made two identically sized panels – one is a piece of the Playful Palette DSP Stack and one is Very Vanilla.  I matted both of them on Peekaboo Peach.  The first panel, with the Playful Palette DSP, I went ahead and SNAILd to my Basic Black card base on a jaunty little angle.

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On the Very Vanilla panel, I first stamped the artist’ palette image from the Painter’s Palette in Basic Black Archival Ink.  I made the little swathes on the “canvas” by using the medium sized swath image in the stamp set.  I stamped Emerald Envy, Sweet Sugarplum, Peekaboo Peach and Flirty Flamingo.

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I used Dapper Denim to stamp the sentiment – also from Painter’s Palette – in the center of the canvas.  Then I waved the panel around for a minute to be sure it was good and dry.

I inked up the thumbtack image in Versamark ink, stamped it at the top of the “canvas” and sprinkled it with new Copper Stampin’ Emboss powder.  A blast of heat from my Heat Tool melted it and got it all nice and purty!

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I popped the completed panel over the first panel with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card front was done!

On the inside, I cut a panel – same size as the panels on the front for continuity – from Very Vanilla and matted it on Peekaboo Peach card stock.  Then I SNAILd it into my Basic Black Card Base.  Just for fun, I ran a strip of Playful Palette Designer Washi Tape across the top and the bottom of the panel – and the card was done! 🙂

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I set the new Playful Palette Washi tape to work again on the Very Vanilla Medium Envelope, running two strips right across the front…

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…and cut my usual liner with my Envelope Liner Framelits from more of the Playful Palette DSP!

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Et Voila!  I love the pop of the color against the stark black background – the additional “blank” space is nice.  And, how fun is this Suite?  I really wasn’t sure I was going to love this particular set of stamps and papers.  But…it turns out that I do!!  There are so many fun images….
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And the colorful Designer Paper Stack and Washi Tape….

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…are sure to make this one of your favorite product Suites in the new 2016-2017 Annual Catalog.

Speaking of which, there aren’t many days left to guarantee getting the new Annual Catalog from me for free.  And since you’ll also get your Double Peppermint Rewards and Free Shipping…seems like a no-brainer to me!  Sunday is fast approaching….

See you on Saturday! 

TTFN!

Mary


Stamps-N-Lingers Ordering Specials!

Thru 1 May 2016

Free shipping logo


For all orders of $50 or greater (before taxes and shipping) placed through me from now through Sunday, 1 May, I’m offering free shipping. Here are the four ways that you can order and receive your free shipping rebate:

  • Place your order through my online store:
  • Provide me with your mailing address and I’ll send you a check to rebate your shipping costs
    or
    Provide me with your PayPal account and I’ll send you your rebate via PayPal
  • Send me your order via email, I’ll deduct the shipping costs and send you an invoice through PayPal.
  • Send me your order via email and let me know that you’d prefer to pay with a credit card. I’ll contact you to make arrangements and I’ll deduct the shipping costs from your order total.

AND

Double Peppermints

When you place a $50 order (before shipping and taxes – of any product – retiring or no!) – I’ll be giving you DOUBLE Peppermint Rewards Points.  When you get 16 Peppermint Points – you get to select a gift with a value up to $40!  See more info on my Punkin’ Head Rewards Program for my loyal customer right here

This is also the time to get on “my list” of Preferred Punkin’ Head customers and be poised to receive a FREE copy of the 2016-2017 Annual Catalog.  They’ll be mailing out Mid-May! 🙂


2016 Retiring Products Banner


Now’s the time to get your favorites – with discounts of up to 50% off! – before they’re gone. Stamps will be available thru 31 May – everything else is while supplies last! Click right here to go straight to the Retiring Products in my Online Store! You can see them in the store, or check out either of these documents:

Retiring List (PDF)
Retiring List (Excel – sortable)

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HOST CODE FOR 16 Apr – 30 Apr 16: CAZKY77C

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 $8.00 in the 2015-16 Annual Catalog or the 2015 Occasions Catalog.


STAMPIN’ UP PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Peekaboo Peach card stock, the 2016-2018 In Colors, the Painter’s Palette stamp set, the Copper Stampin’ Emboss Powder and the Playful Palette DSP Stack and Designer Washi Tape will all be available 1 June! 🙂 

CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Basic Black Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base; scored and folded at 5 1/2″)

Peekaboo Peach Card Stock: 3 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ (mats for both panels on front and inner liner)

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 3 3/8″ x 4 1/8″ (sentiment panel and inner panel)

Playful Palette DPS Stack: 3 3/8″ x 4 1/8″ (bottom panel on front of card); envelope 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!


BACKORDER REPORTING

Stampin’ Up! has started a new way to let you all know when items are Backordered or in Limited Supply.  When you place an order thru my Online Store, you’ll get a message telling you a status of the item.

Time of Order Message 1

If you want more information on a particular product – like when it’s expected back in stock – please give me a call or shoot me an e-mail and I’ll be glad to help! 🙂

 

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Stampin’ Up! Fluttering Butterfly Basics for the Happy Stampers Blog Hop

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Mornin’, y’all –  it’s Thursday and that means it’s Happy Stampers Blog Hop Day!  I’m writing to you from Savannah, GA today – and will be for a few more weeks.  I’m all set up with all my stuff – including my Stamp-N-Storage Combo Ink Pd Holder!  You can perhaps imagine the looks I got as I schlepped all my stuff into the hotel yesterday! Fortunately, one of the sweet guys I work with followed me to the hotel and helped me do the schlepping!  I haven’t unpacked yet.  Baby steps! 🙂

My card for today uses – obviously! – the same sketch that all the ladies used.  So…you may see a lot of butterflies as you hop around! 🙂

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I used the Butterfly Basics bundle (with the Butterflies Thinlits) and the big and beautiful Fluttering TIEF.  Fortunately, these are both staying with us into the new 2016-2017 Annual Catalog!  I teamed them with the Birthday Bouquet DSP….which is not carrying over.  So – if you love this paper as much as I do – grab it while it’s still around! Anyway – take a look-see:

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I started by SNAILing a piece of that Mossy Meadow Birthday Bouquet DSP to a panel of Blushing Bride card stock to form the card front.  I edged the card stock with my Mossy Meadow Stampin’ Write Marker.

For the white portion of the card, I laid a piece of White Corrugated Paper sort of cockamamy on the card front, and lightly drew a pencil line on the back to show where I wanted to cut.  Then I did – with my Stampin’ Trimmer!  Very scientific.  I did the same for its Blushing Bride mat.

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Before I SNAILd that corrugated paper to its mat, I ran it thru the Fluttering TIEF, making sure that the DE-bossing side of the folder was on the ridged side of the panel.  With that done, I SNAILd it to its mat and then to the card front.

The sentiment is a strip of new Flirty Flamingo card stock, stamped in Mossy Meadow with the sentiment from Butterfly Basics. Then I punched the banner end with the Banner Triple Punch.  I cut a Blushing Bride strip a little bigger, edged it with the Mossy Meadow Stampin’ Write Marker and SNAILd them together – and then to the card front!

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The butterfly was cut with the middle-sized die in the Butterflies Thinlits.  I first cut one from Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper. And one from Birthday Bouquet DSP.  And I couldn’t decide whether to put the DSP flutterby on top or on the bottom.  So I solved my dilemma by cutting a second Birthday Bouquet DSP butterfly! 🙂

I stuck them all together with….a tiny little Handheld Stapler staple! When I stuck on the strip of Pearls Basic Jewels…..no one will ever know there’s a staple there.  But that Glimmer Paper isn’t going anywhere! 🙂

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Before I stuck the butterfly to the card front, I used my Bone Folder to roll the wings a little – I rolled the top of the wings up and the bottom of the wings down.  I don’t know why…. 😉

I used some Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue to adhere my triple butterfly to the card front, added one tiny Pearl to the sentiment strip, and the card front was done!

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For the inside, I used a panel of Whisper White card stock and embossed one butterfly in the bottom corner.  To do that, I laid the panel over the butterfly I wanted in the Fluttering TIEF.  Then I gently rubbed my thumb over it to sort of start the impression.  Then I used the Scoring Tool from my Simply Scored board to finish embossing the butterfly.  In case you can’t see it in the picture – the butterfly is DE-bossed….

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Then I SNAILd it to a Blushing Bride mat and into my Flirty Flamingo card base.

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And, finally, I popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals, and the card was done!

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For the Whisper White Medium Envelope, I stamped one little butterfly from Butterfly Basics – in Flirty Flamingo.  A Flamingo Butterfly.  Hmmmm…..

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….and added a liner from Birthday Bouquet DSP, cutting it with my Envelope Liner Framelits.  Have you got yours, yet??  They’re leaving us, you remember! 😉

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Et voila!  Veyr simple to make, folks.  The hardest part was getting the geometry right and that wasn’t really all that hard!  The DSP and the pretty butterfly do all the work on this one!  Hope you like!

Now that you’ve seen my card, please take a little time to visit all the Happy Stampers Team blogs today!

If you click on the Next Blog button, you’ll go right to Jari Francis’ page.  And you can just click on the names below to go direct to all the blogs!

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Sandi MacIver

Amy Koenders

Shelagh Freemantle

Mary Deatherage – YOU ARE HERE!

Jari Francis

Kristi Gray

Heather Wright-Porto

Have fun on the Hop!

TTFN

Mary


HOST CODE FOR 16 Apr – 30 Apr 16: CAZKY77C

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 $8.00 in the brand new 2015-16 Annual Catalog or the 2015 Occasions Catalog.


STAMPIN’ UP PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT: 

Note: Flirty Flamingo card stock and ink will be available on 1 June 16


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT

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

Blushing Bride Card Stock: 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (mats for card front and inner liner); 1 1/8″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for sentiment banner); mat for embossed White Corrugate paper – 1/8″ bigger….

Birthday Bouquet DSP: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (card front); two Butterflies thinlits die cuts; envelope liner

Whisper White Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (inner liner)

White Corrugated Paper:  Fluttering embossed panel – sized to make you happy with your card!

Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper: Butterflies Thinlits die cut


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


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


BACKORDER REPORTING

When you place an order thru my Online Store, you’ll get a message telling you a status of the item.

Time of Order Message 1

If you want more information on a particular product – like when it’s expected back in stock – please give me a call or shoot me an e-mail and I’ll be glad to help! 🙂

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Stampin’ Up! Vivid Vases Number of Years!

Good morning – it’s Hawmp Day!  And – a minor miracle has occurred here in GA.  As I packed my stampin’ stuff yesterday afternoon and piled the boxes and totes…I began to get a trifle worried about the size of the pile versus the Nissan Sentra I was pretty sure I was going to get at the Rental center.  Wayne assured me he’d get it all in…and I have faith he’d have done that.  But…would he have driven to Savannah in 6 weeks to pack it again so I could get home??  Likely not!  Perhaps I could take a picture and be able to re-create the exact box/tote/stuff arrangement?  Maybe some of my things would magically shrink while I was gone?

As it turns out, neither of these things will be necessary.  I gots me a mini-van!!  A durned nice one, too.  Thank goodness for the Gold Choice option at Hertz.  My worries are over.  I can now buy more stuff all willy and nilly while I’m there and STILL get it all home! 🙂

So.  Here’s my last post typed at home for a bit.  When next you hear from me, it’ll be from the lovely city of Savannah.  For this card today, I’ve got a clean and simple design that uses some retiring items.  I combined some Vivid Vases (retiring) and some Number of Years (thankfully not retiring!) with a little Greetings Thinlits (yep – retiring).  Take a look-see:

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I have to say – I really love this card.  You know, we’ve got a lot of flower images at Stampin’ Up!  I mean, really beautiful flower images.  But – this little set of stems and leaves and this one little tiny flower in Number of Years – almost an afterthought, really, with the huge impact that the LARGE NUMBERS MAKE! – is one of my favorites.  It’s just so sweet and simple…I think it’s one of the prettiest we’ve got! 🙂

My design was inspired by this week’s sketch at CAS(E) This Sketch – # 169:

CTS 169 Sketch

And my colors and the flowers are from photo challenge #340 at Just Us Girls:

JUG Photo Week #340


I spent a lot of time trying to make a lemonade pitcher and some cookies.  Then I just got over it and went with the lemonade and cookie colors and the flowers in vases!

I started by scoring a frame around a Blushing Bride card stock panel – I did three score lines with my Simply Scored board on each side (I got the idea for the lines from the towel under the lemonade glass).  I SNAILd the panel to a mat of Flirty Flamingo  – one of the really pretty new colors in the 2016-2018 In Color Collection!

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Then I stamped the Vivid Vases image in Basic Gray Archival Ink on a piece of Whisper White card stock and cut three of them out with my Paper Snips.  For the flowers, I pulled out the Number of Years stamp set.  I laid the vases on my Flirty Flamingo – matted Whisper White panel to be sure I knew where my flowers needed to go, then I inked just the parts of the leaves/stems that I wanted, using Stampin’ Write Markers.

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The two end flowers are done in Wild Wasabi and the center is in Old Olive.  True confession:  when I stamped the three images – I got a little….extra….cuz I didn’t do a super good job of cleaning my stamp. 😦  So….I added some wispy grasses to each vase with my Markers when I was done. 🙂

For the flowers themselves, I used Sweet Sugarplum and Wisteria Wonder – using the little tiny flower in Number of Years.  Then I adhered the two end vases onto the panel with Mutli-Purpose Liquid Glue.  The center is popped on with a Stampin’ Dimensional.

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The sentiment is a die cut from the Greetings Thinlits – cut from Flirty Flamingo card stock.  The word “spring” is from the Circle of Spring stamp set.  Using a piece of Sticky note tape, I covered the word “Hello” on the stamp, inked the remainder in Pear Pizzazz and stamped it on my card panel.  Then I used little dots of Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue to adhere the Hello over the Spring – letting it err towards the left side of the panel (just a little), to help balance the card.

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I popped the panel onto my card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card front was done.

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On the inside, I stamped a Whisper White panel with more of the Number of Years stems and leaves in Wild Wasabi ink, then added the little flowers in Flirty Flamingo.  The design of the inside of the card repeats that of the card front.  All the measurements are the same, I added the same three-score-line frame, etc.  So, I matted the Whisper White panel on a piece of Flirty Flamingo, then onto the scored Blushing Bride panel and then SNAILd it all into my Flirty Flamingo card base.

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I popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done! 🙂

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For the Medium Whisper White Envelope, I repeated the flowers from Number of Years in Pear Pizzazz and Flirty Flamingo and Sweet Sugarplum…

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…and then stamped the inside of the flap with Flirty Flamingo, Sweet Sugarplum and Wisteria Wonder little tiny flowers.

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Et Voila!  A quick, clean and simple card, using one of the prettiest sets we have – Number of Years.  And Vivid Vases is surely going to be one that I’ll miss when it’s gone!  The Greetings Thinlits are super nice little words, useful on so many cards.

Since these things are retiring, be sure to snag them up before they’re gone!  Stamps will for sure be around until 31 May – but the rest is all while supplies last!  Don’t miss out! 🙂

Not many days left to got your Double Peppermint Rewards, Free Shipping and a guarantee of getting the new Annual Catalog for free.  Sunday is fast approaching….

See you tomorrow for the Happy Stampers Blog Hop – we’ll go live at 7am Eastern!

TTFN!

Mary


Stamps-N-Lingers Ordering Specials!

Thru 1 May 2016

Free shipping logo


For all orders of $50 or greater (before taxes and shipping) placed through me from now through Sunday, 1 May, I’m offering free shipping. Here are the four ways that you can order and receive your free shipping rebate:

  • Place your order through my online store:
  • Provide me with your mailing address and I’ll send you a check to rebate your shipping costs
    or
    Provide me with your PayPal account and I’ll send you your rebate via PayPal
  • Send me your order via email, I’ll deduct the shipping costs and send you an invoice through PayPal.
  • Send me your order via email and let me know that you’d prefer to pay with a credit card. I’ll contact you to make arrangements and I’ll deduct the shipping costs from your order total.

AND

Double Peppermints

When you place a $50 order (before shipping and taxes – of any product – retiring or no!) – I’ll be giving you DOUBLE Peppermint Rewards Points.  When you get 16 Peppermint Points – you get to select a gift with a value up to $40!  See more info on my Punkin’ Head Rewards Program for my loyal customer right here

This is also the time to get on “my list” of Preferred Punkin’ Head customers and be poised to receive a FREE copy of the 2016-2017 Annual Catalog.  They’ll be mailing out Mid-May! 🙂


2016 Retiring Products Banner


Now’s the time to get your favorites – with discounts of up to 50% off! – before they’re gone. Stamps will be available thru 31 May – everything else is while supplies last! Click right here to go straight to the Retiring Products in my Online Store! You can see them in the store, or check out either of these documents:

Retiring List (PDF)
Retiring List (Excel – sortable)

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HOST CODE FOR 16 Apr – 30 Apr 16: CAZKY77C

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 $8.00 in the 2015-16 Annual Catalog or the 2015 Occasions Catalog.


STAMPIN’ UP PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Flirty Flamingo card stock and the 2016-2017 In Color Stampin’ Write Markers and ink pads  will be available on 1 June 16

CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Flirty Flamingo Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base; scored and folded at 5 1/2″); 3 1/8″ x 4 3/8″ (front sentiment panel mat and mat for inner liner panel); Greetings Thinlit die cut on front

Whisper White Card Stock: 3″ x 4 1/4″  (front sentiment panel and inner liner panel )

Blushing Bride Card Stock:  4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (card front and inner liner)

Watermelon Wonder, Mint Macaron card stock: Botanical Builder 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!


BACKORDER REPORTING

Stampin’ Up! has started a new way to let you all know when items are Backordered or in Limited Supply.  When you place an order thru my Online Store, you’ll get a message telling you a status of the item.

Time of Order Message 1

If you want more information on a particular product – like when it’s expected back in stock – please give me a call or shoot me an e-mail and I’ll be glad to help! 🙂

 

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Stampin’ Up! Weekly Updates for 26 Apr!


I’ve got just a couple of things to share with you today!  Well, besides a reminder about the Retiring List…and my Stamps-N-Lingers Ordering Special!  There’s only a few more days left – the first of May is Sunday! 🙂  So, scroll on down and see the details – and don’t miss out on Free Shipping and Double Rewards Points!


Paper Pumpkin logo


Paper Pumpkin is a super fun way to have creativity come to you door!  Kits arrive the middle of each month, and are chock-a-block full of card making goodness.  Pretty much everything you need to whip out great cards – or go off road….use the elements however suits you!


You can sign up for Paper Pumpkin for $19.95…here.  Or – save some money and do a pre-paid subscription!  When you order a six-month subscription, you save $1 per month, and when you order a 12-month subscription, you save $2 per month!  If that sounds good, here‘s the spot to sign up!


Here’s a look at what Paper Pumpkin Subscribers got in their April kit:



And the May kit is called Many Manly Occasions…it features really neat laser cut panels that’ll help you create cards for the men in your life – and isn’t that always a challenge!?

Paper Pumpkin May


Give Paper Pumpkin a shot – I think you’ll like it! 🙂


Stamps-N-Lingers Ordering Specials!

Thru 1 May 2016

Double Peppermints


When you place a $50 order (before shipping and taxes – of any product – retiring or no!) – I’ll be giving you DOUBLE Peppermint Rewards Points.  When you get 16 Peppermint Points – you get to select a gift with a value up to $40!  See more info on my Punkin’ Head Rewards Program for my loyal customer right here!

Free shipping logo
For all orders of $50 or greater (before taxes and shipping) placed through me from now through Sunday, 1 May, I’m offering free shipping. Here are the four ways that you can order and receive your free shipping rebate:

  • Place your order through my online store:
  • Provide me with your mailing address and I’ll send you a check to rebate your shipping costs
    or
    Provide me with your PayPal account and I’ll send you your rebate via PayPal
  • Send me your order via email, I’ll deduct the shipping costs and send you an invoice through PayPal.
  • Send me your order via email and let me know that you’d prefer to pay with a credit card. I’ll contact you to make arrangements and I’ll deduct the shipping costs from your order total.

So – take advantage of the good deals in the Retiring List, get extra peppermint points AND earn free shipping! 🙂


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Retiring Products are only available until 31 May – just over a month from now – and that’s only the stamp sets.  Everything else is while supplies last!   Click right here to go straight to the Retiring Products in my Online Store!   You can see them in the store, or check out either of these documents:



Speaking of retiring….here’s a fun little stamp set that won’t be with us after 31 May!  It’s called Welcome Words and that’s exactly what it’s for!

 


Welcome, {fill in the blank here}. Whatever—or whoever—needs to be welcomed, you’ll find the words to do it in this set. Create your own baby cards, new neighbor gifts, birthday cards, and more.

Welcome Words Projects


Make the card!

  1. Stamp a Mint Macaron card base with Mint Macaron ink using the houses image from the Welcome Words stamp set
  2. Using the Stars Framelits Dies, cut a large star from a piece of Mint Macaron 2015-2017 In Color Envelope Paper and pop it up with Stampin Dimensionals on the card base.
  3. Cut a smaller star from a piece Color Me Irresistible Specialty DSP.  Use a combination of SNAIL and Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere it to the first start.
  4. Stamp the word “Home” in Whisper White Craft ink on a piece of Basic Black card stock and cut to size.  SNAIL to the star.
  5. Using Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder, heat emboss the sentiment from Welcome Words on a piece of Whisper White card stock and fussy cut with Paper Snips.  Adhere to the stars with Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue, overlapping the Basic Black sentiment tag slightly.
  6. Use a little Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue to adhere three gold sequins, from the Metallic Sequins Assortment, to the card front.


Want to know the recipe for the gift bag?  Sign up to get my Newsletter (over there on the right side of the screen is a spot to do just that!) – I’ll share that one in today’s issue which will come out later this evening! 🙂


 Now….another Sneak Peek of the 2016-2017 Annual Catalog….

2016-2017 Catalog Cover


One of the prettiest stamp set and Thinlit bundles in the new catalog is – I think! – the Flourishing Phrases.  This stamp set is just brimming over with wonderful sentiment and floral images.  And the coordinating Thinlit set is spectacular!  Take a look-see:

Flourishing Phrases bundle


Look at all the sentiments in Flourishing Phrases – they cover a wide range of occasions and card-sending needs:

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And the Flourish Thinlit dies that coordinates is intricate and beautiful:

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Here are just a couple of samples we saw, made with this wonderful set!

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I know this one is on my to-get-right-away list!  What do you think – will it be on yours?? 🙂

I’ll be back tomorrow with another card to share!

TTFN!

Mary


HOST CODE FOR 16 Apr – 30 Apr 16: CAZKY77C

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 $8.00 in the 2015-16 Annual Catalog or the 2015 Occasions Catalog.


 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!


BACKORDER REPORTING

Stampin’ Up! has started a new way to let you all know when items are Backordered or in Limited Supply.  When you place an order thru my Online Store, you’ll get a message telling you a status of the item.

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If you want more information on a particular product – like when it’s expected back in stock – please give me a call or shoot me an e-mail and I’ll be glad to help! 🙂

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Stampin’ Up! A Nice Cuppa and a Love & Affection Sneak Peek!

Good morning to y’all – it’s Monday again!  I’m two days from heading out on the next trip.  This one I get to drive to, so my list of things to take (can you say every comfort of home?  Well, except the kitties.  They emphatically declined the invitation! 🙂 ) is long!  And to say that I’ll have nearly every SU! thing I own….well.  You know that’s true!  I’m trying to keep from talking myself into taking my Stamp-N-Storage ink pad combo holder!  It would be sooo nice to have there….  what do you guys think?? 🙂

My share for today is a Mother’s Day card.  Since that’s like…tomorrow! 🙂  I used a little old (retiring) and a little new (not yet available).  A Nice Cuppa – and its matching Framelits are leaving us soon – so…get them while they last!  And, for my paper I dove into my Playful Palette DSP Stack.  Finally, I grabbed a sentiment from the Love & Affection stamp set in the upcoming catalog.  Oh, and a little Awesomely Artistic for good measure!  Take a look-see:

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Guess I might not have mentioned the Botanical Builder Framelits?

I played along with two challenges for this one.  The first, for the layout design, is Freshly Made Sketches #233:

FMS 233 Sketch

The second was a Theme sketch – TGIF Challenge #52!

TGIFC52 Sketch

I started out by SNAILing a piece of the coming-soon Playful Palette DSP stack to a mat of Very Vanilla card stock.  Then I got a little creative with the round element of the sketch, choosing to use a teacup shape from the Cups & Kettle Framelits, which I cut from a piece of Birthday Bouquet DSP.  I SNAILd it to the card front and added my horizontal elements.

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I laid a piece of 1 1/4″ Burlap Ribbon across the panel and then wrapped that with a piece of Natural 7/8″ Cotton Ribbon (this is retired, but you can snag it right now in the Clearance Rack!).  I added a layer of Pink Pirouette 1/2″ Seam Binding Ribbon (retiring soon!) and then a triple wrap of Metallic Gold Baker’s twine (yes, also retiring at the end of May).  That last bit was going to set me up for my final embellishing!

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The flowers are all cut using dies from the Botanical Builder Framelits.  I cut large and small flowers from Very Vanilla, Watermelon Wonder, Mint Macaron and Blushing Bride card stock.  I also cut two fern leaves in Mint Macaron.  To pull in some more gold, I looped Gold Metallic Thread on top of my teacup, securing it with a few dabs of Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue.  Then I started layering the flowers, starting with the fern leaves, and then three flowers adhered with Liquid Glue and three popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

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I added a Pearl Basic Jewel to each flower just to finish off the bouquet.

For the sentiment, I cut a piece of Very Vanilla and stamped the sentiment from A Nice Cuppa in Mint Macaron in the center.  Around it, to conjure the linen look of the card front, I stamped the image from Awesomely Artistic in Blushing Bride all around the sentiment, and lightly sponged the edges.  Then I matted it on Blushing Bride and used some Dimensionals on the top and bottom to adhere it over the ribbon layers.  The ribbons are actually a tiny bit thicker than the Dimensionals, so the result is a slightly rounded profile to the sentiment panel, which is kind of cool!
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I finished the front of the card with one tiny bow made from the Gold Metallic Baker’s Twine, adhered with Liquid Glue, and a few of the Pearl Basic Embellishments on the sentiment panel.

On the inside of the card, I did another panel of Very Vanilla, adding the lightly sponged linen image from Awesomely Artistic around the outside in Blushing Bride.  Then I stamped the sentiment from Love & Affection in Mint Macaron and SNAILd it into my Blushing Bride card base (no additional inner liner mat on this card).

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I SNAILd the card front on and that did it for the card! 🙂

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My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got some Blushing Bride flowers, pulled from the Love & Affection stamp set.  This is two stamp images – both done in Blushing Bride.  I filled the centers in with my Watermelon Wonder Stampin’ Write Marker…

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…and the inside liner, cut with my Envelope Liner Framelits (another retiring goody!), is another piece of the Playful Palette DSP Stack.

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Et Voila!   A bouquet for Mother’s Day, combining some of our favorites that are leaving us soon and some new friends we’ll get to meet in June.  Hope you like!

Folks – the retiring list is chock-a-block filled with ribbon and trim – don’t miss your chance to get some.  All the items I used today are available now – but won’t be when supplies run out!  And A Nice Cuppa is available as a retiring bundle with its Cups & Kettle Thinlits.  There’s just over a month left!

BUT – there’s only a WEEK left for FREE shipping on any order of $50 (before shipping and taxes) and DOUBLE peppermints on the same order! Combine the retiring items with extra rewards and free shipping while you can! 🙂

See you tomorrow for updates from Stampin’ Up!

TTFN!

Mary


Stamps-N-Lingers Ordering Specials!

Thru 1 May 2016

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For all orders of $50 or greater (before taxes and shipping) placed through me from now through Sunday, 1 May, I’m offering free shipping. Here are the four ways that you can order and receive your free shipping rebate:

  • Place your order through my online store:
  • Provide me with your mailing address and I’ll send you a check to rebate your shipping costs
    or
    Provide me with your PayPal account and I’ll send you your rebate via PayPal
  • Send me your order via email, I’ll deduct the shipping costs and send you an invoice through PayPal.
  • Send me your order via email and let me know that you’d prefer to pay with a credit card. I’ll contact you to make arrangements and I’ll deduct the shipping costs from your order total.

AND

Double Peppermints

When you place a $50 order (before shipping and taxes – of any product – retiring or no!) – I’ll be giving you DOUBLE Peppermint Rewards Points.  When you get 16 Peppermint Points – you get to select a gift with a value up to $40!  See more info on my Punkin’ Head Rewards Program for my loyal customer right here

So – take advantage of the good deals in the Retiring List, get extra peppermint points AND earn free shipping! 🙂


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Now’s the time to get your favorites – with discounts of up to 50% off! – before they’re gone. Stamps will be available thru 31 May – everything else is while supplies last! Click right here to go straight to the Retiring Products in my Online Store! You can see them in the store, or check out either of these documents:

Retiring List (PDF)
Retiring List (Excel – sortable)

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HOST CODE FOR 16 Apr – 30 Apr 16: CAZKY77C

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 $8.00 in the 2015-16 Annual Catalog or the 2015 Occasions Catalog.


STAMPIN’ UP PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Love & Affection stamp set and Playful Palette DSP Stack will be available on 1 June 16

CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Blushing Bride Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base; scored and folded at 5 1/2″); 2″ x 2 1/2″ (sentiment panel mat); Botanical Builder flowers

Very Vanilla Blackberry Bliss Card Stock: 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (card front mat and inner liner); 1 7/8″ x 2 3/8″ (sentiment panel); Botanical Builder flowers

Playfull Palette DSP Stack: 4″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); envelope liner

Birthday Bouquet DSP:  Cups & Kettle die cut teacup

Watermelon Wonder, Mint Macaron card stock: Botanical Builder 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!


BACKORDER REPORTING

Stampin’ Up! has started a new way to let you all know when items are Backordered or in Limited Supply.  When you place an order thru my Online Store, you’ll get a message telling you a status of the item.

Time of Order Message 1

If you want more information on a particular product – like when it’s expected back in stock – please give me a call or shoot me an e-mail and I’ll be glad to help! 🙂

 

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Stampin’ Up! Layered Letters and Another Sneak Peek!

So, as I write this Sunday morning post on Saturday afternoon – I’m ridiculously tickled with the return of the Hummingbirds!  I’ve had my feeders out for a few weeks now and we’ve had one little dude coming by for the last couple.  Today – we’ve got TWO of them.  One – I’m pretty sure – is the same that’s been visiting.  I can tell cuz he’s green.  And his wings flap really really fast.  And he’s tiny.  So I know it’s him! 😉  But now he’s got a little friend – this one has the red band under his chin.  I just love watching them on the feeders.  

Does make it hard to wash dishes though, at least without getting water everywhere cuz I’m so busy trying to peer out the window and wash at the same time.  That’s multi-tasking.  Sometimes it works better than others! 🙂

Anywhoooo – on to the cards for today.  Yes – cards!  I have one that I made to share and two that I brought home from OnStage.  They were the Make-and-Takes, so they’ll be a good little peek at some more new Annual Catalog things.

But first, the card I dreamed up all by myself! 🙂  My friend needed another card – this time for a young (?) lady who was trying to learn to ride a motorcycle.  With her boyfriend.  They were apparently on separate bikes, riding slowly thru their neighborhood while she was getting the hang of riding.  He got a little ahead of her, she throttled up – a little more enthusiastically than she’s planned.  The bike jumped a little and she subsequently throttled up even more….and went into the curb.  The bike stopped.  She didn’t.  Here’s the kicker.

She wasn’t wearing a helmet.

Seriously?!?  Learning to ride – and no helmet.  No helmet is a bad plan for any rider, but a new rider??  She’s danged lucky to just be alive, let alone without serious injury.

So – I was asked for a card.  Now, if this was about 5 weeks from now….I might have a motorcycle stamp (that’s a hint….).  But not now.  And I couldn’t make the bike in Pedal Pusher even sort of look like a motorcycle.

I decided to go with more of a….road rash….theme.  I used some Layered Letters, a little Timeless Textures and a nice little sentiment from And Many More (sadly retiring!).  Take a look-see:

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It’s a little hard to tell – black is really tough to photograph! – but the card base is black, and the card front is Blackberry Bliss.  I really went for it with the bruised and battered theme!
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Stampin’ Up! Moroccan Nights Sneak Peek and Cottage Greetings Shaker Card


It’s Saturday once again – Hallelujah!  And it’s a Saturday in my favorite season of the year!  It’s No-Heat-and-No-AC Season!  The windows are wide open and I can hear the birds and the frogs and the neighbor’s geese.  And the occasional truck or car on the road nearby – not my fave sound of nature, but it is what it is!  We get two No-Heat-and-No-AC seasons here in GA – the second one happens in the Fall!  Love ’em both. 🙂

My card today is another shaker card.  You’re probably thinking….seriously?  She figures out how to do one and has a cool new tool to make them easy – and that’s all she’s going to do?!?  Well, I promise this will be my last one for a month.  Okay – maybe a week.  But they’re just so cool!

This one didn’t start out as a shaker card, anyway.  But about half way thru, when I was making the sentiment – the lightbulb went on and it just made sense!  I used the brand new stamp set (so new you can’t even get it yet!) from the upcoming 2016-2017 Annual Catalog called Moroccan Nights.  Since I can’t get the Moroccan DSP yet, I paired it with the vibrantly colored Bohemian DSP – which is retiring on 31 May!  There’s a sentiment from Cottage Greetings and one from Sunburst Sayings, too – just to keep ya on yer toes! 🙂  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Awesomely Artistic Copper Butterfly

Good Morning – it’s Friday and the weekend is upon us again! Thanks for stopping by our Blog Hop yesterday – I hope you enjoyed seeing everyone’s projects! 🙂

My card for today uses a stamp set that – thankfully! – will also be in the upcoming Annual Catalog!  Awesomely Artistic really is….awesome!…and I’m glad we’ll get to use it for another year.  I paired it with the Butterflies Thinlits (also coming back!) and a new product that we got to see at OnStage.  Copper Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  Are you kiddin’ me??  Well…no.  I’m not.  So, here’s what I came up with.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Marquee Messages Shaker Card for the Happy Stampers Blog Hop

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Mornin’, y’all –  it’s Thursday and that means it’s Blog Hop Day!  We’ve got a color challenge today – we were asked to use Pool Party, Mossy Meadow and Soft Suede.  Be sure to check out how all the ladies in the hop use these colors in their projects today!

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It took me a while to make this card this week.  I’ve been cropping and watermarking and posting new catalog sneak peek pictures.  And – the card I planned to make wanted a new item from my Pre-order.  So, I had the card started and then was waiting for my goodies to arrive.

And then they did.  But so did the notice that my tomatoes and pepper plants had shipped and will be here today!  So, spent most of Wednesday mixing soil and getting the raised beds ready.  And they are!  And, it was way too pretty a day to spend it inside – even to stamp!

So…what was I waiting for in my pre-order?  One of the items that caused a ton of excitement at OnStage last week.  Something that should be so…insignificant…and yet is kind of huge!

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Can you see what that is?  That, my friends, is a package of Foam Adhesive Strips!  You’ll get a package of strips – all about 10 – 11″ long (2 sheets per package).  The strips are little – maybe just over 1/8″ wide? – and are double sided.  And they make making shaker cards a snap!

So – using these strips, and a new available-1-June stamp set called Marquee Messages, I combined the colors of the challenge, the new stamp set and some old friends from the current catalog and this is what I came up with.  Take a look-see:Marquee Messages Shaker Birthday 4 - Stamps-N-Lingers
So – I started this one by stamping the Marquee image from the Marquee Messages stamp set in Versamark Ink on a piece of Whisper White card stock.  Then I sprinkled it with love Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heat embossed the image.  I fussy cut it – to include the inside.  Just poke your snips thru the middle and then carefully snip your way to the inner edge.  Heat embossing makes fussy cutting easy!  I gave the image a little color with my Pool Party Stampin’ Write Marker.
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