Monthly Archives: October 2016

Stampin’ Up! Halloween Treat to Wish You a Happy Halloween!

Hey, y’all – it’s Monday again – and Finn and I were both tired yesterday!  I did something to my neck last week and it sort of went crazy yesterday.  Better this morning, thank goodness!

Finn was…well, let’s just say…sort of down for the count yesterday.  While on most days he comes in from feeding the horses, eats his breakfast and then checks in with Dad to see if it’s time to go to work, on Sunday he…well….a picture’s worth a thousand words.  I call this picture “The Day After”.

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He spent about 20 minutes just like that – the only movement was the chasing of dream chipmunks!  And some fluffing of flews….

It took me a long time to get the right meds and ice pack combo to reduce my neck pain to a dull roar, so it was much later in the day than I’d planned to make my card for today!  I’d been sort of designing in my head all day, but around 2 in the afternoon I had a bit of a “duh” moment!  My planned card was a Christmas theme.  And then I realized…uhm, doofus, it’s coming out on Halloween!  A Christmas card on Halloween might be kind of – odd?  So…I modified my design for Halloween, using the fun Halloween Treat a la carte stamp and some Halloween Night DSP.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Leaflets, Petals, Paisleys & Posies….Oh My!

Happy Sunday, y’all!  I hope that your weekend is going well – maybe getting ready for the onslaught of little ghoulies and ghosties on Monday night?  We don’t get trick or treaters here – which I really kind of miss.  I enjoyed them coming by way back “in the day” when we lived in a neighborhood – our 1/3 mile driveway with a gate sort of puts kids off!  Although it would make for a heck of a Haunted Hay Ride! 🙂

I also hope you’re getting all ready to buy some Designer Paper and take advantage of my Ordering Special – the sale and the special both go away tomorrow night!  Read on down for the details….

We had a great day on Saturday – took Finn over for another playdate with Scout.  He had so much fun with her and the other dogs!  And he thinks Scout is the bees knees.

Why do people say bees knees?  I don’t even think bees have knees and if they do, why would they be any better than anyone else’s knees?  Why not “the elephant’s knees”?  Or…the “anteater’s knees”?  Things that make you say….hmmmmm…

But I digress.  Finn loves Scout and she thinks he’s pretty cool, too!

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After we got some lunch, we took him with us to get feed.  First time at the Tractor Supply store – and he had a great time!  Met folks who petted him.  Sat down and politely accepted the treat the cashier gave him.  Sniffed every flavor of dog food and treats that were on the bottom shelves.

And got two new toys!!  Cuz….what’s the fun of going to the store if you don’t get a new toy? Or two!?

He’s an awfully good boy!

So, we all had a big day and he’s sleeping now while I share my card with you.  If you remember a couple weeks back I shared the October Paper Pumpkin cards….

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…and said I was going to make another shaker card using my leftover sequins from the kit and some Vintage Leaves.  Well, today’s the day!  I used the Leaflets Framelits and the sentiment from Paisleys & Posies.  And added a little Petals & Paisleys DSP….and the Petal Burst TIEF.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Presents, Christmas Pines and Cheer

Mornin’, y’all!  It’s the weekend again and I hope you’ve got big plans!  Or – no plan at all – and just going to relax and enjoy the time not-at-work.

My arrival home on Friday evening was met with wiggles and kisses, which was a pretty nice thing to come home to, don’t you think?

Obviously I mean from Finn…. 😉  Wayne didn’t wiggle!

It’s possible he’s grown in the two days I was gone!  Or I could just be imagining that.

Again – Finn.  Not Wayne! 🙂

My card for today is another Christmas card.  It was pretty quick and easy to put together – and uses some of the Presents & Pinecones and Warmth & Cheer Washi Tape.  When I added the Christmas Pines bundle, here’s what I got.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Ordering Special and Stitched From the Heart Preview

Happy Friday, y’all!  We’re headed into another weekend – and it’s a cleaning weekend for me.  I’ve got friends coming in next week – the Stampin’ Up! OnStage Local event is being held in Atlanta this year, and my friend (and one of my Stampin’ Up! team members!) is coming from California for the event!  We’ll attend that and Wayne and her husband are going to do some puttering around the place and some fishing.  Y’all keep your fingers crossed for good weather for them, okay?

For today’s post, I wanted to remind you about my Ordering Special going on right now – but only thru the end of the day on Monday!  The end of this special coincides with the end of the Buy-Three-Get-One-Free DSP Sale.

ORDERING SPECIAL!

 

Stock up on your favorite papers by taking advantage of the Buy-Three-Get-One-Free DSP Sale between now and the end of the sale (Monday – October 31, 2016, by 11:50 PM (MT)) and your name will be entered to win a Mystery Prize! I’m not telling you what it is….but there’ll be a stamp set, some embellishments, a pack of card stock, a bit of ribbon and…??? Only one way to find out! 🙂

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And – if your order is over $50 (before shipping and tax), I’ll give you DOUBLE Peppermint Rewards Points in my Punkin’ Head Rewards Program! Don’t know what those are? Check it out right here!

Click right here to go straight to the paper sale in my online store – here’s a great chance to stock up on Designer Paper – including two sets from the Holiday Catalog – Presents & Pinecones and Candy Cane Lane.  And – even though you don’t know what the mystery prize is….I promise you’re gonna love it if you win it! 🙂

The second thing I want to share with you is a peek at a cool new set of Framelits and a stamp sale that’s coming really soon – like…on Tuesday!  Take a look-see:

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These are new Circles, Ovals and Squares Framelits – 12 dies in all – that cut your shapes while simultaneously creating a hand-stitched look for your card-making projects! These will be coming in the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog – but we get to buy them early – like…starting next week on the 1st of November.  I can’t wait for them to be available!

Check out this video and you’ll see how cool they are… 🙂

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But wait!  There’s more!!  During the month of November, Stampin’ Up! is offering a 25% off sale on coordinating stamp sets that really shine with the use of the Stitched From the Heart Framelits.  Click the picture for a full-sized flier and check out which of your favorites will be on sale!

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So – you have two things you should do right away!

  1. Stock up on Designer Paper – and get entered for an awesome Mystery Package gift (and get DOUBLE peppermint points when your order is over $50 before shipping and tax)
  2. And set you a reminder for first thing Tuesday, 1 Nov – and get your very own set of the Stitched From the Heart framelits and some great stamp sets at 25% off!

Now – last but not least, lest you be sad and wondering where my cute little guy’s face was and what he’s been doing whilst his mom was away….

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He’s been working with his dad and working on the giant knuckle bone his mom got him!  It arrived when she wasn’t even there!  Oh, the Magical Mystery Powers of Mom! Amazing!  

You can see he’s working on the knuckle and keeping the peanut butter-stuffed bone at the ready.  Just in case.  Smart boy!

I’ll be back tomorrow – Saturday YAY!! – with a brand new card to share!

TTFN

Mary


HOST CODE FOR 16 OCT – 31 OCT: PXSUUPGV

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 – your choice of any item valued up to $8.00 in the 2015-16 Annual Catalog or the 2016 Holiday 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!


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Stampin’ Up! Sitting Here Under a Sheltering Tree for the Happy Stampers Blog Hop

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Mornin’, y’all –  welcome to another edition of the Happy Stampers Blog Hop.  We all played with a fun sketch – and I know there are going to be a lot of great projects for you to see this week, so….be sure to check out all the offerings of the Ladies-Who-Hop!  

First off – here’s the sketch….

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And my card also plays along with the Global Design Project #59 – a Theme challenge.

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I actually did my card this week so early that I had to warn the other ladies – I was afraid the shock of getting my link early (heck – even just on time!) would send them into some sort of seizure or…something!  I did that cuz of this little trip to Hunstville, that I’m on even as I type my post.

The boys are at home doing…boy stuff…while I’m here.  I’d be lying if I said it was awful to be away for a minute.  To be sure, I love my husband and Finn and the cats and ponies.  But.  A short little trip away – short being the operative requirement! – is never amiss.  I arrived in decent time, am at a nice hotel, had my favored Vietnamese for dinner (will probably have it tomorrow night, too – yum!), I’m watching one of my fave movies (The Proposal, with hottie Ryan Reynolds and the ever gorgeous and funny Sandra Bullock.  And Betty White!) and typing a little something to my friends.  And I’ll be back home on Friday!  Yup.  What’s not to love?! 🙂

So – the card I got done so early is a Sympathy Card that I made for my friend to give to a lady with two dogs.  She asked for the Sitting Here bench, a yellow lab, and a scruffy little black and brown dog.  So…I pulled out Sitting Here, Sheltering Tree, Bella & Friends, and the Better Together stamp set for the sentiment.  Take a look-see:

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I started by adding the Sheltering Trees to a Very Vanilla panel.  I stamped the tree trunks in Soft Suede, then used the Baby Wipe technique to add the leaves.  Onto my Baby Wipe, I dropped lots of drops of Old Olive, Cajun Craze and Crushed Curry ink from my refills.  Then the Baby Wipe became my “ink pad”.  I stamped the leaves twice on each tree.  At first I was afraid the colors were a bit muddy – but then I looked outside and saw….those exact leaves…in those exact colors…on the trees.  So I went with it!

I added a grass swath in Old Olive under the trees – even though I knew it would get mostly covered by the rest of the images.

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I made a “frame” around the panel with my Simply Scored board – adding two scored lines all the way around.  Then I added the sentiment from Sitting Here in Early Espresso at the bottom of the panel.

To make my images, I stamped them all on Very Vanilla, with the intent to fussy cut them.  First I stamped the sleeping dog from Sitting Here in Soft Suede and colored him with Delightful Dijon, using the Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush.  Then I laid a sticky note mask over the dog and stamped the basket in Soft Suede.  It, too, was colored with the Clear Wink brush, using Crumb Cake Ink.  Then I fussy cut the whole thing.

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Bella – I used the image with Bella nose-to-nose with the turtle (but the turtle lost out – next time!) – is stamped in Soft Suede and colored with a combination of Crumb Cake and Early Espresso (I had a photo of the lady’s second dog, so I tried to color Bella as close as I could).  Once he was all colored up – I fussy cut him as well.

The bench, stamped in Soft Suede and colored with Crumb Cake and Cajun Craze for the cushion, and then fussy cut, was the final piece.  Well – except for a couple of pillows that I stamped in Soft Suede and colored with a few Stampin’ Write Markers.  I also rounded them up a bit with my stylus.

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Once everything was cut out, I started building the scene.  I adhered Bella first with Liquid Glue, then the bench.  Over that, I popped the sleeping pup with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Lastly, I added the pillows, also with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Then I SNAILd the whole thing to a Crushed Curry mat and the card front was done!

On the inside, I stamped the sentiment from Better Together in Early Espresso on a Very Vanilla panel.  I repeated the double scored lines and then stamped the flower pot from Sitting Here in the corner in Soft Suede.  I colored the flowers and leaves with various Stampin’ Write Markers.

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I SNAILd the panel to a Crushed Curry mat and into my Cajun Craze card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

My Medium Very Vanilla Envelope got my non-SU! lab stamp in Soft Suede, colored with Delightful Dijon.  I also added a second image of Bella in Soft Suede, and tried to repeat the coloring I’d used on the inside…

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…and on the envelope flap I added the Sitting Here flower pot, coloring it the same way that I did the one on the inside of the card.

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Et Voila!  I like this little scene of the dogs with the Sitting Here bench under the fall-shrouded Sheltering Trees.  I hope the recipient recognizes the attempt to portray her dogs! And – I 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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Amy Koenders

Mary Deatherage – YOU ARE HERE!

Jari Francis

Kristi Gray

Jaime Babarczy

Have fun on the Hop!

TTFN

Mary


HOST CODE FOR 16 OCT – 31 OCT: PXSUUPGV

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 in the 2016-17 Annual Catalog or the 2016 Holiday Catalog!


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Designer Series Paper Buy Three, Get One Free Sale 

1 – 31 Oct 16, you can buy three packages of Designer Series Paper and get one free!

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Item #    Product Name
141663    Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper
141645    Moroccan Designer Series Paper
141660    Fruit Stand Designer Series Paper
141654    Blooms & Bliss Designer Series Paper
141630    Festive Birthday Designer Series Paper
141640    By the Shore Designer Series Paper
141986    Presents & Pinecones Designer Series Paper
141981    Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper

 


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT   


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

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

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

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/4″ (card front and inner liner); Sitting Here and Bella & Friends images

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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Stampin’ Up! Cozy Moroccan Critters are Here for You – and a Surprise Ordering Special!

Happy Hawwmp Day, y’all!  It’s Wednesday and I’m headed to Huntsville for a couple of nights.  Wayne and Mr. Finn will be staying at home. 😦

Speaking of Mr. Finn – I have a question for you guys.   In my family, someone was always being described as being busy as a cranberry merchant.  Why is that a thing?  Does anyone know why a cranberry merchant is busy?  I don’t actually know any cranberry merchants – and we surely didn’t have any in our family, so…. ?

Regardless.  I feel confident in saying that Finn is almost always busy as a cranberry merchant.

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And, since I don’t know any human cranberry merchants, I’m willing to go out on a limb and say my cranberry merchant is the cutest of all….

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And, lucky for y’all, Finn is also a generous little soul.  While we were having our little meeting, he persuaded me to offer a surprise ordering special….so be sure to read on down, okay?

Now, my card for today also features some cuteness.  Owl cuteness, to be exact.  The little owl from the Host Exclusive set called Cozy Critters (Holiday Catalog) gets together with some Moroccan Designer Washi Tape and a couple of sentiments from the fun stamp set called Here For You.  Take a look-see:

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This one is also super quick and easy – gotta love Washi Tape!  I started this one with a Very Vanilla panel and ran strips of the Moroccan Designer Washi Tape on a diagonal, just wrapping it around the edge to secure it.

Then I made my little Cozy Critter owls.  I stamped them in Early Espresso and punched them out with the Owl Builder Punch.  I colored each of their scarves – one each in Cajun Craze, Emerald Envy and Delightful Dijon.

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I laid the owls out on the card to figure out where to put my sentiment, and then used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to align and stamp the sentiment from Here For You in Dapper Denim.  Then I SNAILd the panel to a Dapper Denim mat (I did use Liquid Glue for the parts with the Washi Tape on it – it doesn’t particularly like the SNAIL).

All that remained was to adhere the Cozy Critter owls with Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue.  And that was it for the card front – told ya it was easy!

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I SNAILd the panel to its Dapper Denim mat and then into my Very Vanilla card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals, and the card was done!

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got a strip of Moroccan Washi Tape and an Early Espresso Cozy Critter owl (with an Emerald Envy scarf!) on the front…

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…and then I covered the envelope flap with more Moroccan Washi Tape – trimming the excess with my Paper Snips.

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Et Voila!  I love the Moroccan Washi Tape – the colors are so rich and vibrant – and I love how fast it adds a ton of color and interest.  And this little owl….too stinkin’ cute!  And the sentiments in the Here For You stamp set are great – they can cover a whole gamut of card needs.  Hope you like!

Now….read on down and see what my ordering special is – it’s short-lived, so best get on it! 🙂

Scroll on down for the card cuts and all the goodies you need to make this one for yourself!


HOST CODE FOR 16 OCT – 31 OCT: PXSUUPGV

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 – your choice of any item valued up to $8.00 in the 2015-16 Annual Catalog or the 2016 Holiday Catalog.


The Buy Three-Get-One-Free Sale is Almost Gone…

…and is part of the Stamps-N-Lingers Ordering Special

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You know how the special works – buy three of the Designer Papers on the list and choose a fourth one – FREE!  This special ends on 31 Oct – which is Monday.  Click right here to go to the papers in my Online Store.

Item #    Product Name
141663    Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper
141645    Moroccan Designer Series Paper
141660    Fruit Stand Designer Series Paper
141654    Blooms & Bliss Designer Series Paper
141630    Festive Birthday Designer Series Paper
141640    By the Shore Designer Series Paper
141986    Presents & Pinecones Designer Series Paper
141981    Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper

STAMPS-N-LINGERS ORDERING SPECIAL

Stock up on your favorite papers by taking advantage of the Buy-Three-Get-One-Free DSP Sale between now and the end of the sale (Monday – October 31, 2016, by 11:50 PM (MT)) and your name will be entered to win a Mystery Prize!  I’m not telling you what it is….but there’ll be a stamp set, some embellishments, ribbon and…??? Only one way to find out! 🙂

And – if your order is over $50 (before shipping and tax), I’ll give you DOUBLE Peppermint Rewards Points in my Punkin’ Head Rewards Program!  Don’t know what those are?  Check it out right here!

Click right here to go straight to the paper sale in my online store!  Don’t miss out!


COMING SOON – 1 NOV 16!

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New Framelits that instantly create a hand-stitched look for your card-making projects!  These will be coming in the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog – but we’re going to get to buy them early – like…starting next week on the 1st of November.  And there’s going to be a sale on the stamp sets that work so well with the framelits.  Keep watching for more – but you can click the flyer to see it in a size actual people can read!

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Tomorrow’s the Happy Stampers Blog Hop – and we’ll go live at 7am Eastern.  See you then! 🙂

TTFN

Mary


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:      


CARD CUTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and fold at 5 1/2″); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); Cozy Critter owls

Dapper Denim Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for 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!


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Stampin’ Up! Spooky Halloween Scenes

Mornin’ y’all – welcome to Tuesday.  I’ve got no Finn pics today – we spent yesterday working and playing and I didn’t pull my camera out once!  It’s hard to catch him on the move and he was doing a lot of moving!

We’ve started letting him off the leash a little more when we’re at the barn and down in the arena.  He’s learning to follow or run ahead of the golf cart.  He’s pretty cute – we’ll get done playing ball and head back to the house.  When we get to the horse trough, he makes it quite obvious he’s going to leap off – so we stop.  Pretty good people-trainer, huh?  Then he puts his front paws on the side of the trough and drinks and drinks.

And then we’re allowed to go! 🙂

So, my card today is a Halloween card.  Just in case you didn’t surmise that from the title of the post!  And it’s a fast one – so it’s pretty perfect.  I used the Spooky Fun stamp set, some Halloween Scenes Edgelits, and the Halloween Scares stamp set.  Take a look-see:

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I played along with two challenges on this one.  The first, from The Paper Players, inspired the layout.

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And the second is a photo inspiration challenge from Just Us Girls.

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I started with a panel of Elegant Eggplant and stamped the black cat from the Halloween Scares stamp set all over it in Basic Black Archival Ink.  Then I SNAILd it to a mat of Pumpkin Pie card stock.   The next layer is a piece of Halloween Night DSP, SNAILd on Pumpkin Pie and then to the card front.

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Next up is a harvest moon, cut with the Circles Layering Framelits from a piece of Crushed Curry card stock.  I cut the black tree with the Halloween Scenes Edgelits and adhered it over the Crushed Curry moon with Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue, then SNAILd it to the card front.

For my sentiment, I stamped Happy Halloween from the Spooky Fun stamp set in Elegant Eggplant on Whisper White and SNAILd it to a Pumpkin Pie mat.  Then I popped it on with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

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I stamped another Basic Black Archival Ink cat from Halloween Scares on Whisper White and fussy cut him.  His tail was a little persnickety, but I held my tongue just right between my teeth (on the left side – not the right!) and got it done.  Then I adhered him with a little Liquid Glue.  The final touch was a few Silver stars from the Metallic Enamel Shapes.

On the inside, I stamped the moon from Spooky Fun in Crushed Curry on a Whisper White panel and then stamped the Spooky Fun sentiment over that in Elegant Eggplant.  While I had the Elegant Eggplant out, I stamped a couple more cats in the corner.

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I SNAILd the panel to a Pumpkin Pie mat and into my Elegant Eggplant card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got some more Elegant Eggplant Spooky Fun cats across the front – and I added a strip of the Hallowen Night DSP, too – just for ducks…

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…and then added more of the DSP to the envelope flap.

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Et Voila!  Quick, easy and super spooky, right?  I mean….black cats everywhere!  Okay – I don’t really believe all that black cat hooey.  Good thing since I’ve got two of them, huh!?  But, they look good and spooky paired up with a craggy black Halloween Scenes tree in front of a harvest Halloween moon!  Hope you like!

Scroll on down for the card cuts and all the goodies you need to make this one for yourself!


HOST CODE FOR 16 OCT – 31 OCT: PXSUUPGV

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 – your choice of any item valued up to $8.00 in the 2015-16 Annual Catalog or the 2016 Holiday Catalog.


dsp-sale

Item #    Product Name
141663    Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper
141645    Moroccan Designer Series Paper
141660    Fruit Stand Designer Series Paper
141654    Blooms & Bliss Designer Series Paper
141630    Festive Birthday Designer Series Paper
141640    By the Shore Designer Series Paper
141986    Presents & Pinecones Designer Series Paper
141981    Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper


See you for Hawwmp Day!

TTFN

Mary


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:       


CARD CUTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:

Elegant Eggplant Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and fold at 5 1/2″); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front)

Pumpkin Pie Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 1 3/4″ x 3 1/8″ (mat for DSP panel); 3/4″ x 2 1/2″ (mat for sentiment banner)

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); 5/8″ x 2 3/8″ (sentiment banner)

Halloween Night DSP: 1 5/8″ x 3″ (front DSP panel); 1/2″ x 4 3/8″ (strip on front of envelope); envelope flap

Crushed Curry Card Stock:  2 3/8″ Circle (moon)

Basic Black Card Stock:  Halloween Scenes tree 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!


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Stampin’ Up! Hello You Petals & Paisleys

Hey, y’all – it’s Monday again.  I do not know where the weekend goes, do you?

Well.  I know where some of mine went.  Where “some” = 98%!  Entertaining the goofy dog!  He’s begun, in the way of children everywhere, to test the limits.  He’s got a game that I believe he calls “what can I try today?”  On Sunday, he added this to his repertoire….

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We were sitting in the kitchen on Sunday morning and Wayne got out of the chair.  Mr. Finn immediately got into it.  And proceeded to look too cute to scold.  God’s way of letting puppies get their way, I suppose!

Also this weekend, in addition to the playdate, I did a little turtling of my own…

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Yes – best picture of me ever!  I wasn’t dressed or prepared for a photo shoot!  We sat this way for almost 30 minutes.  The trick is the belly pat-rub.  Cradle the puppy and pat-rub his belly.  He’ll fall into a deep trance – during which you can kiss his nose or tickle his toes as many times as you want!

You’re welcome.

So, in the 2% of the time this weekend that I wasn’t pandering to the puppy, I made a few cards.  This one is a simple and quick little any-day occasion card, using the Hello You, Flourish and Paisleys Thinlit sets.  And some Petals & Paisleys DSP.  Take a look-see:

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The layout for this one was inspired by the sketch in the Fusion Soft and Subtle challenge:

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And my palette came from the Color Throwdown #415:

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I used Very Vanilla, Cajun Craze, Early Espresso and Mint Macaron as my colors.

The first step in the card was to cut the Petals & Paisleys DSP panel and then cut the edge die from the Flourish Thinlits near the bottom.  I used Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue to adhere the cut panel to a Cajun Craze mat – returning the die cut to the negative space.  Liquid Glue gives you a little “wiggle” room to be sure all the spacing is correct!

Next I built the sentiment.  Using the die from the Hello You Thinlits, I cut three from Cajun Craze and one from Copper Foil.  I stacked them up, adhered them all together with Liquid Glue and then to the card front.

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My little embellishment in the corner began with a little bit of Mint Macaron 3/8″ Sheer Linen Ribbon that I doubled over and adhered with a Glue Dot.  Next came a Copper Foil die cut from the Paisley Thinlits, adhered with Liquid Glue.  I added a Classy Designer Button with another Glue Dot and finally a bow tied with Linen Thread and a couple of lengths of Copper Metallic Thread.

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And that was it for the card front!

On the inside, I sort of repeated my treatment from the card front.  This time I cut the Flourish edge die from my Very Vanilla panel.  I also cut another one from the same design of the Petals & Paisleys DSP I’d used on the front.  Then I used Liquid Glue to adhere the Very Vanilla panel to a Cajun Craze mat – adding the DSP die cut in the negative space.

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I SNAILd the panel into my Early Espresso card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

On the front of my Very Vanilla Medium Envelope, I stamped some little images from the Paisleys and Posies stamp set, in Mint Macaron…

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…and then added more of the Petals & Paisleys DSP on the envelope flap.

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Et Voila!  I love the Copper with this particular design in the Petals & Paisleys DSP – and this paper reinforces the idea that Mint Macaron can look great with Cajun Craze.  Hope you like! 🙂

Scroll on down for the card cuts and all the goodies you need to make this one for yourself!


HOST CODE FOR 16 OCT – 31 OCT: PXSUUPGV

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 – your choice of any item valued up to $8.00 in the 2015-16 Annual Catalog or the 2016 Holiday Catalog.


dsp-sale

Item #    Product Name
141663    Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper
141645    Moroccan Designer Series Paper
141660    Fruit Stand Designer Series Paper
141654    Blooms & Bliss Designer Series Paper
141630    Festive Birthday Designer Series Paper
141640    By the Shore Designer Series Paper
141986    Presents & Pinecones Designer Series Paper
141981    Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper


Have a great Monday – and I’ll be back tomorrow!

TTFN

Mary


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:      


CARD CUTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:

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

Cajun Craze Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); Hello You Thinlits die cuts

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

Petals & Paisleys DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); Flourish Thinlit die cut on inside; envelope flap

Copper Foil:  Hello You Thinlits die cut; Paisleys 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!


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Stampin’ Up! Last Day to Stock Up on Envelopes with the Stamps-N-Lingers Ordering Special!

Today’s the last day to take advantage of my Ordering Special and get stocked up on the envelopes you need! For all Stampin’ Up! orders of $50 or greater placed through me thru the end of today – You’ll get to choose a free pack of Stampin Up! Envelopes or Note Cards & Envelopes!

envelopes

For any order of $50 or greater (before shipping and taxes) placed through me, you’ll get to select a pack of envelopes or note cards & envelopes of your choice!  This is on top of the regular $10 thank you gift that you get to select if you add my Host Code (if your order is under $150 then add the code, but if your order is over $150 don’t add the code…but you’ll still get the gifts!).  The Host Code for this event is: PXSUUPGV.  You’ll also earn Peppermint Rewards Points! 
How to get your free envelopes or note cards & envelopes:
Simply place your $50 or greater order and then email me your selection!  I’ll order the envelopes or note cards & envelopes when I place my Host Order on November 1 and I’ll send them out (along with your thank you gift if you’ve added the Host Code or have an order over $150) to you just as soon as my Host Order arrives.

Here are your choices! 


HOST CODE FOR 16 OCT – 31 OCT: PXSUUPGV

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 – your choice of any item valued up to $8.00 in the 2015-16 Annual Catalog or the 2016 Holiday Catalog.


dsp-sale

Item #    Product Name
141663    Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper
141645    Moroccan Designer Series Paper
141660    Fruit Stand Designer Series Paper
141654    Blooms & Bliss Designer Series Paper
141630    Festive Birthday Designer Series Paper
141640    By the Shore Designer Series Paper
141986    Presents & Pinecones Designer Series Paper
141981    Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper


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


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

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Stampin’ Up! Chevron Jar of Haunts

Good morning!  We’re half way thru the weekend and I have a tired puppy!

We had our playdate with his Aunt Scout and Aunt Maggie yesterday.

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Maggie’s the non-Aussie there in the middle.  She was the calming influence.  Scout and Finn….not calm.  At least not at first.  They ran and ran and chased a bumper and rolled each other around in the grass.  There was a lot of body blocking going on.  Scout outweighs Finn by a bit right now – she won’t for long! – so he did a lot of the rolling!  Give him a minute, though, and he’ll be giving as good as he gets!

They finally had to take a break.

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Apparently his feet were hot! 🙂

By the end of the playdate, we were able to get them to hold still together.  Check this.

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That’s Scout on the left.  Don’t they look practically like twins? 🙂

We had such a good time – it was a gorgeous day and a lot of fun.  I hope – and I know Finn does, too – that we’ll be doing that on a regular basis!

When we got home, the puppy crashed.   Hard.  For about an hour.  During which time, I made y’all a card!  This one used the Jar of Haunts stamp set and some Brights Designer Paper.  Take a look-see:

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My layout was inspired by the challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.  Challenge #259:

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And I used the inspiration photo from The Card Concept challenge #60:

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I made the chevron card front by cutting strips of Old Olive paper from the Brights Designer Series Paper stack.  Each strip is one inch wide.  I cut a piece of Whisper White card stock to my card front size of 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ and then used Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue to adhere the strips to the panel.  I left a slight gap between each strip to mimic the ribs in the pumpkin.  I have no idea what the gap is – I used the highly scientific TLAR method.  TLAR – That Looks About Right.  Y’all need to add that technique to your kitbag if you haven’t already! 🙂

Once all the strips were in place, I trimmed the excess and then SNAILd the panel to a Crushed Curry mat.

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My horizontal elements are made from 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon and Kraft Rope Trim.  I used Liquid Glue to add the three pieces to the card front.

For my art and sentiment, I went to the Jar of Haunts stamp set.  I stamped the wonderful pumpkin image in Pumpkin Pie ink on Whisper White card stock, and added the stem in Soft Suede.  Using my Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush to pick up ink from the ink pad lids, I colored the pumpkin in Pumpkin Pie, the stem in Soft Suede and the leaf in Old Olive.  Then I cut the pumpkin using a circle die from the Circles Layering Framelits die set.

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The sentiment, also from Jar of Haunts, is stamped in Cajun Craze.  I adhered the sentiment circle to a Crushed Curry scalloped circle mat and then used Liquid Glue to adhere it to the Kraft Rope Trim.  And that was it for the card front!

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On the inside, I used another couple of strips – thinner this time – of the Old Olive Designer Series Paper and adhered them (with that TLAR gap again!) to a Whisper White panel.

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I SNAILd the panel to a Crushed Curry mat and into my Pumpkin Pie card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals, and the card was done!

On the front of my Whisper White Medium Envelope, I added another of the Jar of Haunts pumpkins…

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…and used some Pumpkin Pie Designer Series Paper to cover the envelope flap (yes, I ran out of Old Olive paper!).

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Et Voila!  I think I captured the chevrons and the pumpkin theme of the concept card – and I kind of like how my card front turned out.  Of course the Jar of Haunts pumpkin remains one of my very favorite pumpkin images!  Hope you like!

Scroll on down for the card cuts and all the goodies you need to make this one for yourself!


HOST CODE FOR 16 OCT – 31 OCT: PXSUUPGV

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 – your choice of any item valued up to $8.00 in the 2015-16 Annual Catalog or the 2016 Holiday Catalog.


TODAY is the last day to take advantage of my ordering special and get stocked up on envelopes for the holidays!  

envelopes

For all Stampin’ Up! orders of $50 or greater placed through me thru Sunday, 23 October – You’ll get to choose a free pack of Stampin Up! Envelopes or Note Cards & Envelopes!

Here’s the Deets:

For any order of $50 or greater (before shipping and taxes) placed through me, you’ll get to select a pack of envelopes or note cards & envelopes of your choice!  This is on top of the regular $10 thank you gift that you get to select if you add my Host Code (if your order is under $150 then add the code, but if your order is over $150 don’t add the code…but you’ll still get the gifts!).  The Host Code for this event is: PXSUUPGV.  You’ll also earn Peppermint Rewards Points! 
How to get your free envelopes or note cards & envelopes:
Simply place your $50 or greater order and then email me your selection!  I’ll order the envelopes or note cards & envelopes when I place my Host Order on November 1 and I’ll send them out (along with your thank you gift if you’ve added the Host Code or have an order over $150) to you just as soon as my Host Order arrives.

Here are your choices! 


dsp-sale

Item #    Product Name
141663    Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper
141645    Moroccan Designer Series Paper
141660    Fruit Stand Designer Series Paper
141654    Blooms & Bliss Designer Series Paper
141630    Festive Birthday Designer Series Paper
141640    By the Shore Designer Series Paper
141986    Presents & Pinecones Designer Series Paper
141981    Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper


Don’t miss your chance to get some extra envelopes on hand for all your card giving coming up in the next few months – this is the last day!

I’ll be back in your inbox bright and early tomorrow… 🙂

TTFN

Mary


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:     


CARD CUTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:

Pumpkin Pie Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and fold at 5 1/2″)

Crushed Curry Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2 1/4″ Scallop Circle (sentiment mat)

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); 2 1/8″ Circle (sentiment)

Brights Designer Series Paper Stack: 1″ x 5 1/8″ (Old Olive x 4 – card front); 1/2″ x 3 7/8″ (Old Olive x 2 – inner liner strip); envelope flap (Pumpkin Pie)

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


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

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