Monthly Archives: February 2017

Stampin’ Up! Black Magic Artistically Asian Butterflies

Well, good Tuesday morning from California!  My trip yesterday was uneventful and I even managed to change seats so I was on the aisle.  And I watched Dr. Strange and Keeping Up With The Joneses.  So, all in all, it was fine.

My card for today uses a technique called Black Magic – and this one uses Whisper White Craft Ink and the new Watercolor Pencils.  I learned the technique from a video that Sandi MacIver did!  You can go see her great video here.  I may do a video on this one day, but I’ll need a lot more practice to be as good at it as Sandi is!

I decided to use the Artistically Asian stamp set and a butterfly from the Papillon Potpourri stamp set!   Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Glimmer Succulent and All Things Thanks!

Happy Monday, y’all.  When you read this, I’ll either be loading up to head to the airport, or laying on my bed in the fetal position, sucking my thumb and wailing….”I DON’T WANNA GO!!”  🙂

Cuz…I don’t wanna!  Finn doesn’t wanna me to, either!  Waaaa!

But.  It is what it is, yes?  And I’m sure once I get going, all will be well.  Right now, though, I’m working my way thru the pre-trip panics!

Enough about that!  Let’s look at my card for today.  I used the new Glimmer Paper – it’s hard for me to resist it, really!  And some Succulent Framelits and Succulent Garden DSP.  And the All Things Thanks for a couple of sentiments.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Vintage Thankful Thoughts Thank You Card

Hey, y’all – hope you’re already up and at ’em on your Sunday!  And that the weather is good where you are!  If you’re shoveling snow this morning…I’m sorry!  We got a chill overnight – yesterday I headed out to feed the horses in a t-shirt, this morning it’s back to long sleeves and a hoodie!  But still – we don’t have the white stuff, so….it’s all good!

My card today is a sort of shabby-chic, vintage-y thank you card, using a couple of sentiments from Thankful Thoughts and the pretty flowers in the Sale-A-Bration Avant Garden set.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Stampin’ Up! Website Is Back Up and Free Shipping is EXTENDED!

Great news, y’all!  Stampin’ Up! let us know that the website is back online and ready for ordering!

Thanks so much for your patience, today – I know you’ve been anxious to get your orders in and take advantage of the Free Shipping!  

Since y’all lost a whole day of ordering, I’m going to EXTEND the free shipping offer by one more day!

You’ll have until Tuesday evening, now, to get your orders of $50 or more in.  Scroll on down a little and you’ll see the three ways to get in on the deal!

And – cuz I like ya – I’ll extend the Blog Candy entry by one day, too – so now you’ve got until the end of the day on Tuesday to get your comments in on this post and get entered to win the Blog Candy!




Just a quick reminder about my Free Shipping offer!  It ends Monday Tuesday evening, so…y’all need to hurry and take advantage of it!  And – since my offer is for orders over $50 – that also means you’ll be earning… Continue reading

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Stampin’ Up! Stampin’ Up! Website

I know a bunch of you have noticed that the Stampin’ Up! website has been down much of today.  I’m so sorry for the inconvenience! 🙁

They sent us an update a little bit earlier:
“We are currently working with our systems vendor to get our network back online. Unfortunately, solutions are not working as expected and we do not have an estimated time when we’ll be back online. We’ll continue to keep you updated as we learn more.”

Thank you to all who’ve been trying to place orders with me – I’ll let everyone know just as soon as I hear that it’s back up!

Thank you all so much for your patience! 🙂




Just a quick reminder about my Free Shipping offer!  It ends Monday evening, so…y’all need to hurry and take advantage of it!  And – since my offer is for orders over $50 – that also means you’ll be earning… Continue reading

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Stampin’ Up! Free Shipping Reminder – and Blog Candy!


Just a quick reminder about my Free Shipping offer!  It ends Monday evening, so…y’all need to hurry and take advantage of it!  And – since my offer is for orders over $50 – that also means you’ll be earning…

  1. A Free Sale-A-Bration goody!   
  2. Two Peppermint Rewards points for every $50 you spend with me – earn just 16 Peppermints and I’ll be sending you a FREE $40 gift of your choice! 🙂  
  3. You’ll get the February Tutorial with seven beautiful projects featuring the Dragonfly Dreams bundle!

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Stampin’ Up! Best Birds and Better Together Sympathy Card

Mornin’, y’all!  Happy Friday!  Although it wasn’t a 4-day work week for me, it sort of felt like it – Monday was a government holiday and all the government folks had it off – so it was quiet!!

Before we get going – I wanted to say a little something about the videos I’ve promised – just to manage expectations a bit.  So…I am going to be doing them, but…it’s going to be a little bit before you see the first one.  Mostly cuz I’m going to be out of town for most of next week!  I promise I’m going to do them – I’ll try to commit to doing my first one the week after next.

But, you guys have to promise me something!  Promise you’ll cut me a little slack for a few videos, okay?  I know it’s going to take me a minute to get comfy doing them, so if I sound like a total dork on the first….let’s call it 5 make it 10! …just smile to yourself and shake your head.

Okay – so for today, I needed a sympathy card to send to Igor, my Russian son.  His Russian grandmother passed away last week. 🙁  So I needed a sympathy card.  I got a little inspiration from a couple of challenges, so I pulled out my Best Birds bundle and the Better Together sentiment stamp set.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Sunshine Day at the Beach for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop


Happy Thursday, y’all – and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!  If you’re following along with us, you’ll know this is color week!  Be sure to check out all our talented ladies-who-hop! 🙂

Now – the colors we’re working with today – not really easy ones for me!

Since I needed all my brain power to create something in this color scheme, I let the fine folks over at the Fusion challenge help me with the layout…

Fusion is a cool one – cuz you can do their sketch, their photo inspiration, or both!  I used just the sketch.

Duh – right?? 🙂

So – I decided this was a beachy color scheme and pulled out the new Day at the Beach stamp set, and once again turned to the Sunshine Sayings set for my sentiment.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Dragonflies in a Garden in Bloom

Happy hawwmp day, y’all!  Hope the week is going well for you!  I’ve been busy – I have a new plan up my sleeve.  Videos!  Card making videos!  I got a camera stand yesterday and set it up and did a “practice” run.  One day soon I’ll be doing one “for reals” and I’ll let you know where to find them.  I suspect they’ll be on my Stamps-n-Lingers Facebook page.  So, if you want to bebop over there and follow me, then you should get notification of when my videos are live! Here’s a link!

My card for today goes back to a beautiful Annual catalog stamp set called Garden in Bloom, with the addition of a little buzzy bee from the Occasions Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! New Sale-a-Bration Items Available – and Stamps-N-Lingers Free Shipping Offer! 21 – 27 Feb

This is the day, y’all!  The day you can finally – finally!! – earn the three new goodies for Sale-A-Bration!!  Whoo-hoo!!

Just in case you need a reminder about what they are..


You’ve seen several projects I’ve made with these beauties in the last couple of weeks – now it’s your shot to get them!

How do you earn them?

For every $50 you spend (in product – not shipping and tax, of course), you get to pick one of the Sale-A-Bration goodies!  You can pick from these three or any of the SAB items that have been available for since January.  You can spend your $50 on anything you like – Annual Catalog, Occasions Catalog, Clearance Rack, Paper Pumpkin Subscription!

And… to sweeten the deal even more, I’m offering….

I’m offering free shipping on all orders placed through me from 21 Feb – 27 Feb.  Here are the details:

For all orders of $50 or greater (before taxes and shipping) placed through me from now through Monday, 27 Feb, I’m offering free shipping.  Here are the three ways  you can order and receive your free shipping rebate:

– Provide me with your mailing address and I’ll send you a check to rebate your shipping costs


– Provide me with your PayPal account e-mail 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.

If you place your order online, don’t forget to add the host code (if your order is under $150) to get your free gift!  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.


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

Do You Have a Seriously Long Wish List Like I Do??  

Then Consider Taking Advantage of the SAB New Demonstrator Sign-up Promotion!



If you join Stampin’ Up! as a new demonstrator between now and the end of Sale-A-Bration (31 Mar), you’ll get two free stamp sets of your choice in your Starter Kit!! Which stamps do you get to choose from? That’s the best part: you get to pick any stamp set from the Annual or Occasions Catalogs (just not a bundle or kit)!


  • Promotion Period: 4 Jan 17 – 31 Mar 17
  • New recruits who join during the promotion period will receive their choice of two stamp sets from the Annual or Occasions Catalog for free in their Starter Kit.  Please notice there’s no price limit on these stamp sets!  Just sayin’.
  • Plus, if you have a new demonstrator  join under you during the promotion, you’ll get to pick any catalog item up to $25 – and you’ll have until 14 Jun to redeem your reward.  Why is that date important??  Cuz the new 2017-2018 Annual Catalog will come out on the 1st of June – so…you can pick a brand new item if you want!!
  • The Starter Kits are $99 and you get $125 in Stampin’ Up! products of your choice, free shipping on your Starter Kit plus two additional free stamp sets of your choice if you join before 31 Mar!

If you’re interested in becoming a Demonstrator or have any questions about joining, feel free to drop me an email, I’d love to tell you more about it!  Or visit my Join My Team page for more details.  I welcome all types of Demonstrators on my team – from those who’d just like to get the discount for themselves to those who want to build a business. 🙂

Oh – wanted a card, did ya?  Well….here ’tis!  And yes – it uses all three of the new SAB goodies!! 🙂

I’ll be sharing the how-to’s and where-for’s in my Newsletter this evening!  Get signed up for that if you want to see how to make this beauty! 🙂

Get busy shopping, y’all!!  🙂



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

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


Finn played in the pond today.  Or…in the muddy inflow creek to the pond, perhaps I should say!

Hmmm….those aren’t all freckles, folks! 🙂

And this was after he’d dried off some!  I snapped this pic just before he took off in a continuation of the keep-the-pink-tennis-ball-away-from-mom game!  One of his faves.


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