Monthly Archives: March 2017

Stampin’ Up! Last Day To Cash in Sale-A-Bration Specials!

Good morning, y’all!  Happy Friday!

Or…sad Friday, maybe?  Cuz…today is the Very.  Last.  Day.

Yes, it’s true.  This is it.  Today is the last day to….

Get entered for my End-of-SAB Blog Candy

Cash in on my End-of-SAB Ordering Special, and – most critical of all!?  

Grab you a Starter Kit for a mere $99 and receive around $200 worth of Stampin’Up! goodies!

Let’s go thru each of these specials right quick.

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 End of Sale-A-Bration Blog Candy!

Here’s what’s up for grabs!

  • 2016-2018 In Color Cardstock (8 1/2″ x 11)
  • Window Shopping Stamp Set (Clear)
  • Watercolor Pencils
  • Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack
  • Glimmer Paper Pack 
  • So Very Much Stamp Set (Clear)
  • Make a Medallion Stamp Set (Photo)
  • And the card I shared on this post!

How to win?

Everyone who places an order with me between now and the end of Sale-A-Bration tonight, of $25 or more (before shipping and tax) will get an entry to win! 

There’s no limit on how many entries you can earn – every $25 gets one!  So a $50 order will get two…$75 will get three….etc!  

So, hurry and get entered to win!  You’ve got until the end of the business day TODAY to get your orders in at my Online Store.  On Saturday, 1 April, I’ll put all the entries in a hat (or maybe a box!) and draw one lucky name!  Remember – the more times you enter, the better your chances of winning this great set of Blog Candy!! 🙂  The lucky winner will be announced on Saturday.

Please note, per the Demonstrator rules from Stampin’ Up!, only those of you who live in the United States can order from me and be entered to win and I’m only able to ship Stampin’ Up! merchandise to addresses within the United States. Thanks for your understanding and good luck!!🙂

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 End-Of-SAB Ordering Special

 

For orders OVER $50 (before shipping and tax)…

1. DOUBLE PEPPERMINTS

                I’m offering DOUBLE Peppermint Rewards Points for all orders (over $50 before shipping and tax) placed thru me by the end of today. 

 

                Peppermint Rewards Points are part of my Punkin’ Head Customer Rewards Program – and collecting them leads you to FREE    gifts! For more information on the benefits of collecting Peppermints, check out my Punkin’ Head Customer Rewards program right here!

2.  FREE SHIPPING

               I’m offering free shipping on all orders over $50 (before shipping and tax) placed through me today.  

               Here are the two ways you can order and receive your free shipping rebate: 

               1.  Place your order directly through my online store, and:

                     – Give me with your mailing address and I’ll send you a rebate check for your shipping costs
                            or
                     – Provide me with your PayPal account e-mail and I’ll send you your rebate via PayPal

               2.  Send me your order via email, I’ll deduct the shipping costs and send you an invoice through PayPal.

3.  FREE MULTI-PURPOSE LIQUID GLUE

              On top of your double Peppermint Points and free shipping I’ll send you a free bottle of Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue!  

              If you’ve seen  my videos, you may have heard me say how much I love our Liquid Glue!  And I know you love it, too, so…I’m going to give you another bottle.  On me!  I’ll get that ordered on my next Host Order on 1 April and then send it out to you quick as I can!  Easy!

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Stampin’ Up! Sale-A-Bration Joining Special (aka The Best Deal EVER!)

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Right now, get up to $200 for just $99.  And – it ships for free!  You select $125 worth of product and pay just $99 – plus, right now, you get 2 FREE BONUS STAMPS with a value up to $104.  Did I mention FREE SHIPPING??  And – of course, from the moment you join, you’ll get your demonstrator discount on all your future Stampin’ Up! products!

What else do you GET when you join my Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew?

  • Me!  You’ve got me to provide support, answer questions, cheer you on, appreciate your work!  I’m always right at the end of my phone or an e-mail.  I’ve asked the same questions you’re likely to have – and am still asking! – so you should feel comfortable asking me anything!  Whether you’d like to start a business or would simply like that great 20-25% discount, I’ll be right here to support you in any way I can.
  • Dual Citizenship!  You’ll be a member of my team and also in Amy Koenders’ Amy’s Inkin’ Krew!  Take advantage of our exclusive Facebook Team Page, Monthly challenges (with prizes!), monthly Google Hangout Meeitngs, Free Online class tutorials and incentive bonuses!
  • Demonstrators get all the new catalogs FREE – and before anyone else.  And – there’s a new Annual Catalog coming out in June!  Sign up now to be on the list!
  • Get the opportunity to pre-order new goodies before anyone else even sees them!  That’s a demonstrator perk that can’t be beat!
  • You’ll be a member of our fun, exclusive on-line community…where friends gather (virtually or in person!) to share ideas, have fun, and enjoy the great Stampin’ Up! products.
          

Any commitment whatsoever!  

  • When you join, you get your Starter Kit – plus the two extra free stamp sets during Sale-A-Bration! 
  • Then you have until the end of the first full quarter after your join date to sell/buy $300 worth of product.  (Join now – and you’ve got until the end of June to make your quota – and the new 2017-2018 Annual Catalog comes out at the beginning of June!).  If you do, you stay active for another quarter.  
  • If you don’t?  You go on your merry way and keep your Starter Kit!  No downside to you or to me.  So…what’s holding you back?!?

Stampin’ Up! has come up with yet ANOTHER great reason to join us during Sale-A-Bration!  

It’s called “Ready. Set. Earn.” and it’s super-easy to participate.  Join today and then just meet your first quarterly minimum (buy/sell $300 before the end of June) and you’ll earn another FREE stamp set. That’s it!  You’ll also receive a link to a class showing you how to use your new set in a workshop or party if that’s what you’re interested in!  Take a look at the sets you could earn – and then….let’s get you signed up!

 

If you’re interested in becoming a Demonstrator or have any questions about joining, feel free to drop me an note 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. 🙂


So there you have it, y’all!  Get busy!  It’s time to order – and it’s time to join.  Sale-A-Bration won’t be back again until 2018 – don’t miss out!

TTFN
Mary


HOST CODE FOR 16 MAR – 31 MAR: XBYZMW9W

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.


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


FINN-FAN FIX….

We saw the pond-bee today.

It escaped it’s muddy marinade and peeked up to the surface.

But…I’d found the green bumper in the house.  Mom can throw it easy – and far! – with its rope.  It’s fun.  And it caused a puppy conundrum.


A difficult choice, indeed.

But – apparently the pond-bee needs a few more days in the marinade.


His choice, however, almost caused the first “swim”.  The bumper floats – since it’s a bird-dog trainer and all!

It floats gooooood….


He almost bumped it one too many times with his schnoozle, sending it further into the pond.


Smart boy that he is – he grabbed the rope at the last minute!


Whew!

TTFN

M

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Stampin’ Up! Awesome, Artistic Dragonflies for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

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Happy Thursday, y’all – and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!  We’ve got a fun little sketch to play with today.  So check my project out and then take a hop thru the other ladies’ blogs, okay?

Here’s the sketch we all worked with today.


I decided to use a little of this and a little of that, and settled on the Awesomely Artistic and All Things Thanks stamp sets.  And a bold Detailed Dragonfly die cut on the front.  Take a look-see:


Ahhh – you see that, do you?  Some Mint Macaron Glimmer Paper?  The sold out stuff?  If only someone was offering a chance to win some… 😉

I started with a piece of Succulent Garden DSP.  First off, I used the pretty floral image from Awesomely Artistic and stamped that a time or two in Tip Top Taupe on the top half of the paper.  I put a couple of sticky notes across the paper to protect the bottom half.  Then I added a few of the splotch images around the flowers – stamping it off a couple of times before stamping the panel.

Next up was a trip thru the Big Shot, with the bottom half of the panel in the Fluttering Textures Impressions Embossing Folder.


When it came out of the folder, I SNAILd the panel to a Mint Macaron mat and covered the “seam” between the embossed and un-embossed halves of the panel with a length of Sweet Sugarplum ribbon from the Occasions Catalog Succulent Garden 3/8″ Ribbon Combo Pack, securing it in the back with scotch tape.

My sentiment is from All Things Thanks and is stamped in Tip Top Taupe on a Sweet Sugarplum circle cut with my Stitched Shapes Framelits.  I adhered it to a Lace Doily (white side up) and then used Glue Dots on the back to loop Linen Thread and Gold Metallic Thread around and around.  Then I popped it on the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.



My dragonfly is cut with the Detailed Dragonflies Thinlits.  I cut the solid dragonfly from Mint Macaron card stock and the detailed piece from Mint Macaron Glimmer Paper (blog candy….).  I adhered them together with Liquid Glue, then adhered him with Liquid Glue and Stampin’ Dimensionals (under the wing tips).  I added one Pearl Basic Jewel Embellishment to the sentiment and…that was it for the card front!

On the inside, I added more florals and splotches from Awesomely Artistic in Tip Top Taupe.  I stamped all the images off once and then sometimes even stamped a second time on the panel without re-inking.  I also added a dragonfly from Awesomely Artistic in Mint Macaron – full strength in the bottom corner and stamped-off-once in the top.


I SNAILd the panel to a Mint Macaron mat and into my Tip Top Taupe card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more Awesomely Artistic images on the front…


…and a little more Succulent Garden DSP on the envelope flap.  And – cuz I could! – I added the pretty floral image from Awesomely Artistic in full strength Tip Top Taupe.


Et Voila!  Awesomely Artistic is a beautiful stamp set from the Annual Catalog that seems to dovetail nicely with the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits, doesn’t it?  Hope you like!

Now that you’ve seen my project, please take a little time to visit all the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hoppers 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

Shelagh Freemantle

Mary Deatherage – YOU ARE HERE!

Jari Francis

Kristi Gray

Jaime Babarczy

Have fun on the Hop!

TTFN

Mary


HOST CODE FOR 16 MAR – 31 MAR: XBYZMW9W

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


NOW Is The Time To Sign Up And Get That Super-Duper Starter Kit

(Plus TWO FREE Stamp sets!)

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We all love a great deal, don’t we?

And the BEST DEAL, with the BEST VALUE, is the Starter Kit!

Right now, get up to $200 for just $99.  And – it ships for free!  You select $125 worth of product and pay just $99 – plus, right now, you get 2 FREE BONUS STAMPS with a value up to $104.  Did I mention FREE SHIPPING??  And – of course, from the moment you join, you’ll get your demonstrator discount on all your future Stampin’ Up! products!

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. 🙂


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT          


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Tip Top Taupe Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, score and fold at 4 1/4″)

Mint Macaron Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); Detailed Dragonflies solid die cut

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

Succulent Garden DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); envelope flap

Sweet Sugarplum Card Stock: 2 3/8″ Stitched Shapes Circle (sentiment)

Mint Macaron Glimmer Paper: Detailed Dragonflies die cut (didn’t get this paper?  Come on over and see what you need to do to get entered to win my Blog Candy – there’s a full pack just waiting to be won and there’s still time for you to get your name in the hat!)

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


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



Finn-Fan Fix…will be back tomorrow!  No FFF’s on Blog Hop Days! 🙂

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Stampin’ Up! Easter Message Dogwood

Happy Hawwmp Day, y’all!  How’s things?

My card today draws from one of my two favorite trees in the world – the Dogwood.  At this time of year, our dogwoods are in full, spectacular bloom.  And, against all the green of the woods, they look like white Christmas lights glowing.

I love them.  And cherish the time they’re blooming each year – always grateful when I get to be home while they’re doing their thing.  And, since they make their big showing just about in time for Easter, I figured I’d play off that today.  I used the Easter Message stamp set and the Bunch of Blossoms stamp set and matching punch.  Take a look-see:

The layout for this one is from The Paper Players this week.

And the colors were inspired by the Stamp Ink Paper challenge.

I started with a piece of the chalkboard-y paper from the Urban Underground Specialty DSP and stamped the lily from the Easter Message stamp set in Whisper White Craft Ink around the edges of the paper.  When it dried – and that takes a few minutes and maybe some help with the Heat Tool! – I used my Pear Pizzazz and Pink Pirouette Stampin’ Write Markers and went over the white images – creating a colored chalk effect.

I adhered a Lace Doily with the Very Vanilla side up with some Liquid Glue.  Next, I cut a Stitched Shapes circle from Very Vanilla and a Circles Layering Framelits scalloped circle from Elegant Eggplant, adhered them together and then adhered them to the card front, overlapping the doily.

My central art piece is from the This Christmas DSP (I kind of liked the symmetry to using a Christmas paper here!).  I inked the Cross from Easter Message in Versamark and then inked it with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and stamped the DSP panel.  Then I sprinkled it with Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heat embossed the image.  Using the black under the Gold Embossing Powder kind of “antiqued” the gold.  Then I SNAILd the panel to an Elegant Eggplant mat.

I used Blender Pens and the ink from the lids of my ink pads to color the image.  The vestment is colored with Elegant Eggplant, the rope at the juncture of the timbers in Soft Suede and the Cross itself in Early Espresso.  When it was all colored, I popped it on the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The sentiment is from Easter Message and is stamped in Elegant Eggplant on a Very Vanilla strip that I snipped into a banner.  I used Stampin’ Dimensionals on both ends and some Liquid Glue in the center of the strip to adhere it to the card front.

The dogwood blossom is made with the small petal image in the Bunch of Blossoms stamp set – stamped in Pink Pirouette on Very Vanilla and then punched with the Blossom Builder Punch.  

(Note:  these two items are available in a bundle for a 10% savings.  If this stamp set and punch carry over into the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog, the bundled price will go away.  So – if you like it, grab it now!).  

I used a Sponge Dauber to add some more Pink Pirouette around the edges, curled the petals a little with my Stylus and then adhered them into their “cross” shape with Liquid Glue.  I made the center with stamped-off-once Pear Pizzazz and then added the stamens with the Pear Pizzazz Stampin’ Write Marker.  The center is popped onto the flower with a Stampin’ Dimensional.

I admit I got a little ate up about this blossom, y’all.  Not even gonna tell you how many of them I made before I got this one.  Let’s just say it was several more than “one”!

Using a couple of Glue Dots, I wound some Gold Metallic Thread around behind the flower, adhered it to the sentiment banner with Liquid Glue and the card front was done.

On the inside, I added the second sentiment from Easter Message in Elegant Eggplant on a Whisper White panel.  Over the top of that, I stamped the lily in stamped-off-once Smoky Slate ink.

I SNAILd the panel to an Elegant Eggplant mat and then into a Basic Black card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got another of the stamped-off-once Smoky Slate lily from Easter Message on the front…

…and added a little more of the musical paper from the This Christmas DSP to the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I think Easter Message is the prettiest stamp set – with simple, gorgeous images and perfectly perfect sentiments.  Easter is approaching quickly, so be sure this one is in your tool chest, okay?  Hope you like!

Scroll on down for the card cuts and all the products you’ll need to make this one for yourself 


HOST CODE FOR 16 MAR – 31 MAR: XBYZMW9W

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.


 End-of-Sale-A-Bration Ordering Special

 Now thru 31 Mar!

Tic-Tock! 

Cash in as many times as you want!

 

 

For all orders OVER $50…

1. DOUBLE PEPPERMINTS

                I’m offering DOUBLE Peppermint Rewards Points for all orders (over $50 before shipping and tax) placed thru me by 31 Mar.                 Peppermint Rewards Points are part of my Punkin’ Head Customer Rewards Program – and collecting them leads you to FREE    gifts! For more information on the benefits of collecting Peppermints, check out my Punkin’ Head Customer Rewards program right here!

2.  FREE SHIPPING
               I’m offering free shipping on all orders over $50 (before shipping and tax) placed through me between now and 31 Mar.  

               Here are the two ways you can order and receive your free shipping rebate: 

               1.  Place your order directly through my online store, and:

                     – Give me with your mailing address and I’ll send you a rebate check for your shipping costs
                            or
                     – Provide me with your PayPal account e-mail and I’ll send you your rebate via PayPal

               2.  Send me your order via email, I’ll deduct the shipping costs and send you an invoice through PayPal.

3.  FREE MULTI-PURPOSE LIQUID GLUE with every order over $50 (before shipping and tax)


The Countdown Has Really Begun!

3 Days Remain!  No…REALLY!

Join My Team – the Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew – Today!

(And get TWO FREE STAMP SETS!)

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Right now, get up to $200 for just $99.  And – it ships for free!  You select $125 worth of product and pay just $99 – plus, right now, you get 2 FREE BONUS STAMPS with a value up to $104.  Did I mention FREE SHIPPING??  Doesn’t get a lot better than that!

And – of course, from the moment you join, you’ll get your 20 – 25% demonstrator discount on all your future Stampin’ Up! products!

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. 🙂

 



Join my team!  Just three days left to cash in on SAB bonuses!

Enter for Blog Candy!  Only three days left to get entered!

Do it!  Do it now! 😉

Tomorrow’s the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop – I’ll be back a little early at 7am Eastern.  Hope you’ll join us!

TTFN

Mary


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT: 


CARD CUTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:

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

Elegant Eggplant Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2 3/8″ x 3 1/2″ (mat for art piece); 3″ scalloped circle (mat for Stitched Shapes circle)

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 4 7/8″ (inner liner); 7/8″ x 3 7/8″ (sentiment banner); 2 7/8″ Stitched Shapes Circle; Blossom Builder punches

Urban Underground Specialty DSP: 3 7/8″ x 4 7/8″ (card front)

This Christmas DSP: 2 1/4″ x 3 3/8″ (art piece); envelope flap

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


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


 End of Sale-A-Bration Blog Candy!

Here’s what’s up for grabs!

  • 2016-2018 In Color Cardstock (8 1/2″ x 11)
  • Window Shopping Stamp Set (Clear)
  • Watercolor Pencils
  • Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack
  • Glimmer Paper Pack 
  • So Very Much Stamp Set (Clear)
  • Make a Medallion Stamp Set (Photo)
  • And this card I shared today!

How to win?

Everyone who places an order with me between now and the end of Sale-A-Bration, of $25 or more (before shipping and tax) will get an entry to win! 

There’s no limit on how many entries you can earn – every $25 gets one!  So a $50 order will get two…$75 will get three….etc!  

Don’t forget that every $50 order ALSO receives….

  • A Sale-a-Bration Item
  • Free Shipping!
  • Double Peppermint Points
  • A FREE bottle of Liquid Glue!

So, hurry and get entered to win!  You’ve got until the end of the business day on 31 March to get your orders in at my Online Store.  On Saturday, 1 April, I’ll put all the entries in a hat (or maybe a box!) and draw one lucky name!  Remember – the more times you enter, the better your chances of winning this great set of Blog Candy!! 🙂  The lucky winner will be announced in my Sunday blog.

Please note, per the Demonstrator rules from Stampin’ Up!, only those of you who live in the United States can order from me and be entered to win and I’m only able to ship Stampin’ Up! merchandise to addresses within the United States. Thanks for your understanding and good luck!!🙂


FINN-FAN FIX….

Well, folks.  It’s happened.

The pond-bee has been drowned-ed.

Turns out that, while the pond-bee will, indeed, float….that’s not necessarily a guarantee against drowning.

If the retriever of the pond-bee gets distracted – it happens! – then…

Finn dropped the pond-bee.  Then he bounced off to check out something he saw out in the pond.

A stick.  Looked like a big one.  

See it out there?  About 2 feet beyond his schnozzle?  He’s as far as he can go and still touch the bottom.  And he was stuck there!

I don’t think he’ll stay stuck for long.  I’m betting we’re not too many days away from actually swimming!

Once he realized he couldn’t get the stick – today! – he remembered the pond-bee.

And bounced back over to it – and pounced on it.

Weeeeellll….turns out if you pounce the pond-bee flat down into the mud…

Yea.  You can’t get it.

You can sort of see it there – middle of the picture.

We may see it again when the pond level goes down.

In the meantime, guess I need to hit Pet Smart and find another $2 frisbee! 😉

TTFN

M

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Stampin’ Up! Gingham and Succulents Birthday Card

Hey, y’all!  How goes your week?  Well, I hope!  We’re experiencing the “summer” version of Spring here.  It was 80 yesterday!  Pretty nice, but…back to working up a little sweat when doing stuff outside. And, of course, the pollen count was back in the 2400 range, so there’s that! 😦

Today’s card uses one of my favorite Occasions Catalog goodies – the Succulent Garden Suite.  I made a couple of succulent plants with the Succulent Framelits and added it over some gingham Succulent Garden DSP (now available as a free Sale-A-Bration item!).  Take a look-see:

The layout for this card comes from the Freshly Made Sketches challenge this week.

And the color palette and inspiration for the succulents came from the Sunday Stamps challenge.

I started by SNAILing a piece of Succulent Garden DSP to an Elegant Eggplant mat.  Over that, I used some Liquid Glue to adhere a length of 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon.  And then I used a couple of Glue Dots to wind and secure several large loops of Copper Metallic Thread.

For the large plant, I cut two of each size of the “flowers” in the Succulent Framelits.  I used Wild Wasabi for the larger petals and Pear Pizzazz for the smaller ones.  Using my Sponge Dauber, I sponged the edges of the Wild Wasabi petals in Elegant Eggplant and the edges of the Pear Pizzazz with Watermelon Wonder.  Then I very lightly curled the tips of the petals with my Bone Folder and used Liquid Glue to stack them up.

The smaller plant is cut from Mint Macaron and sponged with Rich Razzleberry ink.

I adhered the large plant over the loops of Copper Metallic Thread with Liquid Glue, then popped the smaller one on with a Stampin’ Dimensional.

The sentiment, from the Oh So Succulent stamp set, is inked in Versamark – I only inked the words Happy Birthday (the rest of the sentiment is on the inside!) – and heat embossed it with Copper Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  I cut it out with the little banner die in the Bunch of Banners Fraemlits, snipped off the right end and adhered it to the card front with Liquid Glue.

Finally, I added a couple of the little banners from the Oh So Succulent set.  I stamped the image twice in Versamark on Whisper White, sprinkled them with Copper Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heated them.  I fussy cut them both, snipped them in half, and used Liquid Glue to adhere them into the large plant.

On the inside, I stamped “a very special person” from the sentiment in the Oh So Succulent stamp set in Rich Razzleberry on a Whisper White panel.  Then I inked just the word “to”, covered the rest of the stamp with a couple of sticky notes and added that to the front of the sentiment.  I added a Mint Macaron succulent from the set – stamping the outline image in full strength and the fill in in stamped-off-once Mint Macaron.  I covered the flower with a sticky note mask and added smaller Wild Wasabi plants (again stamping off the fill-in image).

I SNAILd the panel to an Elegant Eggplant mat and into my Tip Top Taupe card base, SNAILd the card front on, and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got a repeat of the Oh So Succulent plants in Mint Macaron and Wild Wasabi on the front…

…and more of the Succulent Garden DSP on the envelope flap!

Et Voila!  Big, bold, beautiful succulent plants are so fun and easy to make with this bundle!  And – oh by the way – don’t forget that you can get this pretty Succulent Garden DSP free for Sale-A-Bration with a $50 order.  Hope you like!

Scroll on down for the card cuts and all the products you’ll need to make this one for yourself 


HOST CODE FOR 16 MAR – 31 MAR: XBYZMW9W

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.


 End-of-Sale-A-Bration Ordering Special

 Now thru 31 Mar!  

Cash in as many times as you want!

 

 

For all orders OVER $50…

1. DOUBLE PEPPERMINTS

                I’m offering DOUBLE Peppermint Rewards Points for all orders (over $50 before shipping and tax) placed thru me by 31 Mar.                 Peppermint Rewards Points are part of my Punkin’ Head Customer Rewards Program – and collecting them leads you to FREE    gifts! For more information on the benefits of collecting Peppermints, check out my Punkin’ Head Customer Rewards program right here!

2.  FREE SHIPPING
               I’m offering free shipping on all orders over $50 (before shipping and tax) placed through me between now and 31 Mar.  

               Here are the two ways you can order and receive your free shipping rebate: 

               1.  Place your order directly through my online store, and:

                     – Give me with your mailing address and I’ll send you a rebate check for your shipping costs
                            or
                     – Provide me with your PayPal account e-mail and I’ll send you your rebate via PayPal

               2.  Send me your order via email, I’ll deduct the shipping costs and send you an invoice through PayPal.

3.  FREE MULTI-PURPOSE LIQUID GLUE with every order over $50 (before shipping and tax)


The Countdown Has Really Begun!

4 Days Remain!

Join My Team – the Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew – Today!

(And get TWO FREE STAMP SETS!)

e8103d74-bb00-467d-abf3-01232254d2ee

Right now, get up to $200 for just $99.  And – it ships for free!  You select $125 worth of product and pay just $99 – plus, right now, you get 2 FREE BONUS STAMPS with a value up to $104.  Did I mention FREE SHIPPING??  Doesn’t get a lot better than that!

And – of course, from the moment you join, you’ll get your 20 – 25% demonstrator discount on all your future Stampin’ Up! products!

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. 🙂

 


The days are dwindling, folks!  Sale-A-Bration (and all the good things that go along with it!) is almost over!!  Please don’t miss out – if you’ve ever even kind of sort of thought you’d like to have that 20% (or even 25%!) discount – come on and join me!  Be a Hobby Demo and enjoy all the perks!

And don’t miss your chance to get entered for my super Blog Candy!  Read how down below!  Here’s a little teaser – my card for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop this week is using a little sumpin’ sumpin’ from Sale-A-Bration that you can’t get anymore.  But…you could win it in my Blog Candy, so…get those entries in! 🙂

TTFN

Mary


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:


CARD CUTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:

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

Elegant Eggplant Card Stock: 4″ x 5″ (mats for card front and for inner liner)

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 4 7/8″ (inner liner); sentiment banner

Succulent Garden DSP: 3 7/8″ x 4 7/8″ (card front); envelope flap

Wild Wasabi, Mint Macaron and Pear Pizzazz Card Stock: Succulent die cuts

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!


 End of Sale-A-Bration Blog Candy!

Here’s what’s up for grabs!

  • 2016-2018 In Color Cardstock (8 1/2″ x 11)
  • Window Shopping Stamp Set (Clear)
  • Watercolor Pencils
  • Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack
  • Glimmer Paper Pack 
  • So Very Much Stamp Set (Clear)
  • Make a Medallion Stamp Set (Photo)
  • And this card I shared today!

How to win?

Everyone who places an order with me between now and the end of Sale-A-Bration, of $25 or more (before shipping and tax) will get an entry to win! 

There’s no limit on how many entries you can earn – every $25 gets one!  So a $50 order will get two…$75 will get three….etc!  

Don’t forget that every $50 order ALSO receives….

  • A Sale-a-Bration Item
  • Free Shipping!
  • Double Peppermint Points
  • A FREE bottle of Liquid Glue!

So, hurry and get entered to win!  You’ve got until the end of the business day on 31 March to get your orders in at my Online Store.  On Saturday, 1 April, I’ll put all the entries in a hat (or maybe a box!) and draw one lucky name!  Remember – the more times you enter, the better your chances of winning this great set of Blog Candy!! 🙂  The lucky winner will be announced in my Sunday blog.

Please note, per the Demonstrator rules from Stampin’ Up!, only those of you who live in the United States can order from me and be entered to win and I’m only able to ship Stampin’ Up! merchandise to addresses within the United States. Thanks for your understanding and good luck!!🙂


FINN-FAN FIX….

I seem to be stuck on ponding stories for my little man this week.  Can’t help it very much – he’s so danged cute when he’s playing in the pond.

He’s all “boy”, there’s no doubt about it.

He’s found himself a little puddle right by the pond – with about 3″ of water and probably 12″ of sucking, brown, slimy and oh-so-stinky mud.  And he thinks that’s just the bomb-diggity to play in.  Especially when one of those water skimmer bugs is in it – that just torches his prey-drive into high gear!  The pouncing and diving and crouching to leap….means he gets mud from tip to toe.

Today he escalated the muddy water quotient in pond-bee (that’s what we call playing frisbee anywhere near the pond these days).  Today he discovered that…the frisbee sinks…

…after several attempts to grab it by sticking his face in the water, he realized that if he just stepped on it…

Boom!  There it was!

One might think the next step is to bring the pond-bee back to mom to throw again!

Maybe.

And…maybe not!  Several times he just dropped it back in the water.

Guess he wanted to see if his theory of pond-bee pop-up-ability was correct, or if it was just a fluke.

TTFN

M

Categories: Happy Birthday | Tags: , , , | 24 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Basket Bunch Swirly Scribbles Thank You!

Merry Monday, y’all!  I decided to try “Merry” instead of “happy”.  Yes, I know it’s practically the same thing, but…I’m just trying something different!

If you joined me last night for my video tutorial/workshop, thank you!  We had 4 or 5 ladies making a card along with me on a Facebook Live video. I hope y’all had fun – I know I did!  And you got to sort of meet Finn! 🙂  If you didn’t get to watch the video…here’s a link to it on YouTube!

This one uses the Basket Builder Bundle and a little bit of Swirly Scribbles.  Take a look-see:

This is the card I made last night – it’s got the Cherry Cobbler Baker’s Twine that’s not retired! 😉

My layout was inspired by the challenge over at CAS(E) This Sketch:

And my color scheme is from the My Favorite Things color challenge..

I started by embossing a Whisper White panel in the Petal Burst TIEF and then SNAILing it to an Island Indigo mat.

I used the large die in the Swirly Scribbles Framelits to make the wreath, cutting two from Island Indigo card stock.  Hint – watch the YouTube video to see a card-stock-saving tip! 🙂

I adhered the two wreaths to the card front – offsetting them a little to give it a little more “oomph” – with Liquid Glue.

The carrots are from the Basket Bunch stamp set and matching Basket Builder Framelits.  I stamped three carrots in Tangerine Tango ink on Tangerine Tango card stock and two in Pumpkin Pie ink on Pumpkin Pie card stock.  Then I cut the carrots out with the matching die in the Basket Builder Frameltis.  I also cut – at the same time, by stacking the card stock! – Pear Pizzazz carrots.

Using my Paper Snips, I cut the “tops” off the carrots and then used Liquid Glue to adhere them to the Pear Pizzazz carrots – giving us…green carrot tops! 🙂

I used Liquid Glue – on just the back of the carrot tops – to adhere three carrots at the top of the wreath.  Then I tied a bow with three strands of Cherry Cobbler Baker’s Twine and adhered it with a Glue Dot.

I stamped the sentiment from the Basket Bunch stamp set in Cherry Cobbler on Whisper White and cut it with the little banner die in the Bunch of Banners Framelits.  Then I popped it onto the wreath with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card front was done!

On the inside, I stamped a second Basket Bunch sentiment in Cherry Cobbler on a Whisper White panel, then I adhered the remaining two carrots with Liquid Glue.

I SNAILd the panel to an Island Indigo mat and into my Tangerine Tango card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got three little Basket Bunch carrots in Tangerine Tango/Pear Pizzazz and Pumpkin Pie/Pear Pizzazz on the front…

…and a whole bunch of them on the envelope flap.  I used my Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Write Marker to color all the carrots.

Et Voila!  This is a quick and easy card to make using the so-cute Basket Bunch bundle and some of the oh-so-versatile Swirly Scribbles Framelits.  Give the video a quick watch for some tips and tricks to make it go quick!  Hope you like!

Scroll on down for the card cuts and all the products you’ll need to make this one for yourself 


HOST CODE FOR 16 MAR – 31 MAR: XBYZMW9W

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.


 End-of-Sale-A-Bration Ordering Special

 Now thru 31 Mar!  

Cash in as many times as you want!

 

 

For all orders OVER $50…

1. DOUBLE PEPPERMINTS

                I’m offering DOUBLE Peppermint Rewards Points for all orders (over $50 before shipping and tax) placed thru me by 31 Mar.                 Peppermint Rewards Points are part of my Punkin’ Head Customer Rewards Program – and collecting them leads you to FREE    gifts! For more information on the benefits of collecting Peppermints, check out my Punkin’ Head Customer Rewards program right here!

2.  FREE SHIPPING
               I’m offering free shipping on all orders over $50 (before shipping and tax) placed through me between now and 31 Mar.  

               Here are the two ways you can order and receive your free shipping rebate: 

               1.  Place your order directly through my online store, and:

                     – Give me with your mailing address and I’ll send you a rebate check for your shipping costs
                            or
                     – Provide me with your PayPal account e-mail and I’ll send you your rebate via PayPal

               2.  Send me your order via email, I’ll deduct the shipping costs and send you an invoice through PayPal.

3.  FREE MULTI-PURPOSE LIQUID GLUE with every order over $50 (before shipping and tax)


The Countdown Has Really Begun!

5 Days Remain!

Join My Team – the Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew – Today!

(And get TWO FREE STAMP SETS!)

e8103d74-bb00-467d-abf3-01232254d2ee

Right now, get up to $200 for just $99.  And – it ships for free!  You select $125 worth of product and pay just $99 – plus, right now, you get 2 FREE BONUS STAMPS with a value up to $104.  Did I mention FREE SHIPPING??  Doesn’t get a lot better than that!

And – of course, from the moment you join, you’ll get your 20 – 25% demonstrator discount on all your future Stampin’ Up! products!

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. 🙂


The days are dwindling, folks!  Sale-A-Bration (and all the good things that go along with it!) is almost over!!  Please don’t miss out – if you’ve ever even kind of sort of thought you’d like to have that 20% (or even 25%!) discount – come on and join me!  Be a Hobby Demo and enjoy all the perks!

And don’t miss your chance to get entered for my super Blog Candy!  Read how down below!

TTFN

Mary


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:


CARD CUTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:

Tangerine Tango Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); Basket Builder die cuts

Island Indigo Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (x2 – mats for card front and for inner liner); Swirly Scribbles die cuts

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

Pumpkin Pie and Pear Pizzazz Card Stock:  Basket Builder die cuts

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!


 End of Sale-A-Bration Blog Candy!

Here’s what’s up for grabs!

  • 2016-2018 In Color Cardstock (8 1/2″ x 11)
  • Window Shopping Stamp Set (Clear)
  • Watercolor Pencils
  • Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack
  • Glimmer Paper Pack 
  • So Very Much Stamp Set (Clear)
  • Make a Medallion Stamp Set (Photo)
  • And this card I shared today!

How to win?

Everyone who places an order with me between now and the end of Sale-A-Bration, of $25 or more (before shipping and tax) will get an entry to win! 

There’s no limit on how many entries you can earn – every $25 gets one!  So a $50 order will get two…$75 will get three….etc!  

Don’t forget that every $50 order ALSO receives….

  • A Sale-a-Bration Item
  • Free Shipping!
  • Double Peppermint Points
  • A FREE bottle of Liquid Glue!

So, hurry and get entered to win!  You’ve got until the end of the business day on 31 March to get your orders in at my Online Store.  On Saturday, 1 April, I’ll put all the entries in a hat (or maybe a box!) and draw one lucky name!  Remember – the more times you enter, the better your chances of winning this great set of Blog Candy!! 🙂  The lucky winner will be announced in my Sunday blog.

Please note, per the Demonstrator rules from Stampin’ Up!, only those of you who live in the United States can order from me and be entered to win and I’m only able to ship Stampin’ Up! merchandise to addresses within the United States. Thanks for your understanding and good luck!!🙂


FINN-FAN FIX….

Finn’s going to be a hot dog during the summer.

I can already see it.  He does pretty good in the morning when it’s cool, but in the afternoon, he’s happy to jump on the golf cart to get the mail or pu the garbage out.   He’s smart, though.  He finds shade to lay in whenever he can – unlike Buck who used to lay out flat on the ground with the sun baking him!

Finn also uses the pond.

A lot!

Even in the morning!  He’s taken to running after the frisbee, then detouring into the pond on the way back to me.  He drops the frisbee, does his ponding, then (mostly!) picks up the frisbee and brings it back to me.

Dripping all the way!

 

 

Sometimes he forgets where he dropped the frisbee.  Oops.

TTFN

M

Categories: Thank You Cards | Tags: , , , , | 8 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Sneak Peek of my Facebook Live Video for 26 Mar!

Hey, y’all!  How’s your weekend going so far?  Good, I hope!

I’m going to be a total tease with this post.  This a teensy sneak peek of the card I’m going to show you tonight on my Facebook Live video!

I will not, however, repeat the error of using Cherry Cobbler Thick Baker’s Twine – since it’s retired!  Sorry, guys. 😦

I do hope you’ll come by.  And – if you like – have the supplies ready to go and we can make the card together!  Either way – you’ll see how to make this Spring-y thank you card and matching envelope!


While you wait for tonight’s video – I’ll go live at 8pm Eastern on my Facebook page (here) – take a moment and get entered for the Blog Candy!  Every $25 (before shipping and tax) order thru my Online Store gets an entry – and right now there are only 8 entries.  So…pretty good odds, y’all!  Scroll on down for a reminder of what’s up for grabs and how to get entered to win!

Better yet – take two moments and join my team before the Sale-A-Bration Joining Special passes you by. 🙂

See you tonight! 🙂

TTFN

Mary

Scroll on down for the card cuts and all the products you’ll need to make this one for yourself – let’s make it together!  


HOST CODE FOR 16 MAR – 31 MAR: XBYZMW9W

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.


 End-of-Sale-A-Bration Ordering Special

 Now thru 31 Mar!  

Cash in as many times as you want!

 

 

For all orders OVER $50…

1. DOUBLE PEPPERMINTS

                I’m offering DOUBLE Peppermint Rewards Points for all orders (over $50 before shipping and tax) placed thru me by 31 Mar.                 Peppermint Rewards Points are part of my Punkin’ Head Customer Rewards Program – and collecting them leads you to FREE    gifts! For more information on the benefits of collecting Peppermints, check out my Punkin’ Head Customer Rewards program right here!

2.  FREE SHIPPING
               I’m offering free shipping on all orders over $50 (before shipping and tax) placed through me between now and 31 Mar.  

               Here are the two ways you can order and receive your free shipping rebate: 

               1.  Place your order directly through my online store, and:

                     – Give me with your mailing address and I’ll send you a rebate check for your shipping costs
                            or
                     – Provide me with your PayPal account e-mail and I’ll send you your rebate via PayPal

               2.  Send me your order via email, I’ll deduct the shipping costs and send you an invoice through PayPal.

3.  FREE MULTI-PURPOSE LIQUID GLUE with every order over $50 (before shipping and tax)


The Countdown Has Really Begun!

6 Days Remain!

Join My Team – the Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew – Today!

(And get TWO FREE STAMP SETS!)

e8103d74-bb00-467d-abf3-01232254d2ee

Right now, get up to $200 for just $99.  And – it ships for free!  You select $125 worth of product and pay just $99 – plus, right now, you get 2 FREE BONUS STAMPS with a value up to $104.  Did I mention FREE SHIPPING??  Doesn’t get a lot better than that!

And – of course, from the moment you join, you’ll get your 20 – 25% demonstrator discount on all your future Stampin’ Up! products!

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. 🙂

 


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:


CARD CUTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:

Tangerine Tango Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); Basket Builder die cuts

Island Indigo Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (x2 – mats for card front and for inner liner); Swirly Scribbles die cuts

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

Pumpkin Pie Card Stock:  Basket Builder die cuts

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!


 End of Sale-A-Bration Blog Candy!

Here’s what’s up for grabs!

  • 2016-2018 In Color Cardstock (8 1/2″ x 11)
  • Window Shopping Stamp Set (Clear)
  • Watercolor Pencils
  • Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack
  • Glimmer Paper Pack 
  • So Very Much Stamp Set (Clear)
  • Make a Medallion Stamp Set (Photo)
  • And this card I shared today!

How to win?

Everyone who places an order with me between now and the end of Sale-A-Bration, of $25 or more (before shipping and tax) will get an entry to win! 

There’s no limit on how many entries you can earn – every $25 gets one!  So a $50 order will get two…$75 will get three….etc!  

Don’t forget that every $50 order ALSO receives….

  • A Sale-a-Bration Item
  • Free Shipping!
  • Double Peppermint Points
  • A FREE bottle of Liquid Glue!

So, hurry and get entered to win!  You’ve got until the end of the business day on 31 March to get your orders in at my Online Store.  On Saturday, 1 April, I’ll put all the entries in a hat (or maybe a box!) and draw one lucky name!  Remember – the more times you enter, the better your chances of winning this great set of Blog Candy!! 🙂  The lucky winner will be announced in my Sunday blog.

Please note, per the Demonstrator rules from Stampin’ Up!, only those of you who live in the United States can order from me and be entered to win and I’m only able to ship Stampin’ Up! merchandise to addresses within the United States. Thanks for your understanding and good luck!!🙂


FINN-FAN FIX….

Spring is springing!  

The Canadian Geese are returning.

The Dogwood trees are glowing bright in the woods!

The trucks are covered in yellow pollen.  

And – our first hummingbird of the season was on my feeder last night!!

No.  Really.  That’s him – in the yellow circle.  That’s a picture thru my window and window screen.  At dusk.

Not like I could go out the back door and get a really good shot – hello?

I was so excited to see him – I’ve had the feeder out for about 10 days now, just in case a scout came by.

Finn was very excited, too.

Not really.  He just sat and watched politely while I tried to get any sort of picture of the little bird.

He was ready to go do the ponies.  Work to do, Mom, we’ve got work to do!  And – it’s bird, for cryin’ out loud!! 😉

TTFN

M

Categories: Thank You Cards | Tags: , , , , | 6 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Here For You In the Meadow

Mornin’, y’all!  Hope your weekend is dawning bright and clear and with something fun planned!

So this card for today is destined for our friends who…had a bad thing happen to them.  The kind of thing you see on the news.

Not the kind of thing that happens to actual people that you actually know.

On Tuesday evening, a pretty big storm was on its way to us here in Atlanta, but it veered around us, leaving us with no more than some big (BIG) straight-line winds.  Our friends have a hunting camp that they’ve been going to for 25 years or so.  The storm veered straight to it and a ginormous lightning strike hit their trailer and burned it to the ground.  Along with two boats, four jet-skis and all the things they’ve been collecting there all these years.

These aren’t rich folks.  They’re just people like we are.  Who gathered things up and treasured the memories they’ve made there.

Oh,  and they’d planned to go to the camp the next night.  If they had and the storm had been a night later…

So.  I decided I should make them a card.  Since…I’m a card maker!  I used the little sentiment stamp set called Here For You and added some images from In The Meadow.  Take a look-see:


I played along with the CAS-ual Fridays challenge…


As soon as I got this clean and simple card done, my brain started telling me all the things I could have done different/better/more elaborately.  But I think this fits our friends perfectly.

Next time!

I started with a piece of Crumb Cake card stock, matted on another Crumb Cake panel, and stamped the mountain image from In The Meadow twice in Crumb Cake ink.  I added a Lace Doily – Very Vanilla side up (I know, it looks white in the picture) – with some Liquid Glue.


I used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to position and stamp a sentiment from the Here For You set in Early Espresso at the bottom of the panel.

My art panel is a piece of Crumb Cake, torn to size, and stamped with the sweet deer image from In The Meadow, in Crumb Cake ink.  I used some Liquid Glue to adhere it to a torn Always Artichoke mat.  Finally, I wrapped a piece of Linen Thread around it, securing the thread in the back with scotch tape.  I popped the whole thing onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals and added a tiny Linen Thread bow with a dab of Liquid Glue.


I added a few Always Artichoke Enamel Shapes and the card front was done!

On the inside, I added another Crumb Cake mountain from In The Meadow to a piece of Very Vanilla card stock – this time I stamped it off once first. Over the top, I added a second sentiment from Here For You in Early Espresso.  I inked the stamp and then covered the “I” at the beginning with a piece of Sticky Note – the card will be from Wayne and I, not just me!


I SNAILd the panel to a Crumb Cake mat and into my Always Artichoke card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Crumb Cake Medium Envelope got a Crumb Cake image from In The Meadow on the front…


…and again on the envelope flap.  And I also added a third sentiment (“Well, this just stinks.”) from Here For You in Early Espresso.


Et Voila!  I hate that this happened to them, but I hope this little card – simple as it is – will let them know that we’re thinking about them.  I love the In The Meadow set and the little sentiments in Here For You are great.  They’re the kinds of things people actually say – and I like that!  Hope you like! 🙂

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


HOST CODE FOR 16 MAR – 31 MAR: XBYZMW9W

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.


 End-of-Sale-A-Bration Ordering Special

 Now thru 31 Mar!  

Cash in as many times as you want!

 

 

For all orders OVER $50…

1. DOUBLE PEPPERMINTS

                I’m offering DOUBLE Peppermint Rewards Points for all orders (over $50 before shipping and tax) placed thru me by 31 Mar.                 Peppermint Rewards Points are part of my Punkin’ Head Customer Rewards Program – and collecting them leads you to FREE    gifts! For more information on the benefits of collecting Peppermints, check out my Punkin’ Head Customer Rewards program right here!

2.  FREE SHIPPING
               I’m offering free shipping on all orders over $50 (before shipping and tax) placed through me between now and 31 Mar.  

               Here are the two ways you can order and receive your free shipping rebate: 

               1.  Place your order directly through my online store, and:

                     – Give me with your mailing address and I’ll send you a rebate check for your shipping costs
                            or
                     – Provide me with your PayPal account e-mail and I’ll send you your rebate via PayPal

               2.  Send me your order via email, I’ll deduct the shipping costs and send you an invoice through PayPal.

3.  FREE MULTI-PURPOSE LIQUID GLUE with every order over $50 (before shipping and tax)


The Countdown Has Really Begun!

7 Days Remain!

Join My Team – the Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew – Today!

(And get TWO FREE STAMP SETS!)

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Right now, get up to $200 for just $99.  And – it ships for free!  You select $125 worth of product and pay just $99 – plus, right now, you get 2 FREE BONUS STAMPS with a value up to $104.  Did I mention FREE SHIPPING??  Doesn’t get a lot better than that!

And – of course, from the moment you join, you’ll get your 20 – 25% demonstrator discount on all your future Stampin’ Up! products!

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. 🙂

 



Don’t forget we’ve got new goodies on the Sale-A-Bration list!  Used to be SEVEN – now we’re down to just FIVE.  Both embossing folders have sold out, so they’re not available any longer!!  Sorry – but…you need to hurry to get your favorite.  Don’t forget you need to use the code in this table – not the “normal” item code in the Online Store!


There’s less than a week to take advantage of all the great deals in Sale-A-Bration and my Ordering Special.  And don’t forget the chance to win that Blog Candy!  Scroll on down and read how to get entered to win!

TTFN

Mary


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:    


CARD CUTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:

Always Artichoke Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); 2 1/2″ x 3″ (mat for art piece)

Crumb Cake Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); 2 1/2″ x 3″ (art piece)

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

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


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


 End of Sale-A-Bration Blog Candy!

Here’s what’s up for grabs!

  • 2016-2018 In Color Cardstock (8 1/2″ x 11)
  • Window Shopping Stamp Set (Clear)
  • Watercolor Pencils
  • Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack
  • Glimmer Paper Pack 
  • So Very Much Stamp Set (Clear)
  • Make a Medallion Stamp Set (Photo)
  • And this card I shared today!

How to win?

Everyone who places an order with me between now and the end of Sale-A-Bration, of $25 or more (before shipping and tax) will get an entry to win! 

There’s no limit on how many entries you can earn – every $25 gets one!  So a $50 order will get two…$75 will get three….etc!  

Don’t forget that every $50 order ALSO receives….

  • A Sale-a-Bration Item
  • Free Shipping!
  • Double Peppermint Points
  • A FREE bottle of Liquid Glue!

So, hurry and get entered to win!  You’ve got until the end of the business day on 31 March to get your orders in at my Online Store.  On Saturday, 1 April, I’ll put all the entries in a hat (or maybe a box!) and draw one lucky name!  Remember – the more times you enter, the better your chances of winning this great set of Blog Candy!! 🙂  The lucky winner will be announced in my Sunday blog.

Please note, per the Demonstrator rules from Stampin’ Up!, only those of you who live in the United States can order from me and be entered to win and I’m only able to ship Stampin’ Up! merchandise to addresses within the United States. Thanks for your understanding and good luck!!🙂


FINN-FAN FIX….

Finn had become a bit of a lap-hug-hog.

He’s always on the lookout for any cats who think they might like to get in my lap and he does what he can to preclude that from happening.

Sometimes it means he has to do a half-lap-hug.  Back half on the floor, front half – the one with the giant wet likker – on the lap.

And bring his toy-of-the-moment with him.

A guy has to do what a guy has to do to keep those pesky cats in line.

The struggle is real. 😉

TTFN

M

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Stampin’ Up! So Very Much Love & Affection and End-of-SAB Blog Candy!

Mornin’, y’all – welcome to Friday!  In exactly one week, we’ll be looking square at the end of Sale-A-Bration.

Don’t let it pass you by, okay?  It’s a great time to shop till you drop or join my team!

I’ve got some nice Blog Candy for you  – take a look near the end of the post for details and to see how you can get entered to win!

My card for today uses one of the more simple and straightforward stamp sets in the Sale-A-Bration flyer – one that’s been available from the git-go.  It’s the So Very Much stamp set, and I paired it with the Affectionately Yours Specialty DSP.  Take a look-see:


My color palette was inspired by the Can You CASE It color challenge this week.


This is a super simple card to put together!

I started with the pretty Affectionately Yours Specialty DSP and SNAILd a piece of the Night of Navy and Crumb Cake design to a mat of Mint Macaron.  For my little banners, I used a piece of Mint Macaron 3/8″ Sheer Linen Ribbon and one of Mint Macaron 5/8″ Mini Striped Ribbon, snipping banner ends and adhering them to the card front with Liquid Glue.


Then I added a piece of Copper embossed paper from the DSP stack, matted on Mint Macaron and adhered with Liquid Glue.

For my sentiment, I inked the large image from So Very Much in Versamark Ink and stamped it on a piece of Crumb Cake card stock, sprinkled it with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heated it up with my Heat Tool.  Then I matted it on Mint Macaron and popped it on the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.


I added a few Pearl Basic Jewels and the card front was done!

On the inside, I added a second sentiment from So Very Much in Night of Navy to the middle of a Whisper White panel.  Across the bottom, I added a Mint Macaron-matted strip of Copper embossed Affectionately Yours DSP.


I SNAILd the panel to a Mint Macaron mat and into my Night of Navy card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

Across the front of my Crumb Cake Medium Envelope, I added a few flower images from the Love & Affection stamp set in Night of Navy and highlighted them with my White Gel Pen…


…and then I added more of the Copper embossed Affectionately Yours Specialty DSP to the envelope flap.


Et Voila!  This is a big, bold sentiment from So Very Much that doesn’t need any help, so I just let it and the Affectionately Yours Specialty DSP do all the work for me!  Hope you like! 🙂

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


HOST CODE FOR 16 MAR – 31 MAR: XBYZMW9W

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.


 End-of-Sale-A-Bration Ordering Special

 Now thru 31 Mar!  

Cash in as many times as you want!

 

 

For all orders OVER $50…

1. DOUBLE PEPPERMINTS

                I’m offering DOUBLE Peppermint Rewards Points for all orders (over $50 before shipping and tax) placed thru me by 31 Mar.                 Peppermint Rewards Points are part of my Punkin’ Head Customer Rewards Program – and collecting them leads you to FREE    gifts! For more information on the benefits of collecting Peppermints, check out my Punkin’ Head Customer Rewards program right here!

2.  FREE SHIPPING
               I’m offering free shipping on all orders over $50 (before shipping and tax) placed through me between now and 31 Mar.  

               Here are the two ways you can order and receive your free shipping rebate: 

               1.  Place your order directly through my online store, and:

                     – Give me with your mailing address and I’ll send you a rebate check for your shipping costs
                            or
                     – Provide me with your PayPal account e-mail and I’ll send you your rebate via PayPal

               2.  Send me your order via email, I’ll deduct the shipping costs and send you an invoice through PayPal.

3.  FREE MULTI-PURPOSE LIQUID GLUE with every order over $50 (before shipping and tax)


The Countdown Has Really Begun!

8 Days Remain!

Join My Team – the Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew – Today!

(And get TWO FREE STAMP SETS!)

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Right now, get up to $200 for just $99.  And – it ships for free!  You select $125 worth of product and pay just $99 – plus, right now, you get 2 FREE BONUS STAMPS with a value up to $104.  Did I mention FREE SHIPPING??  Doesn’t get a lot better than that!

And – of course, from the moment you join, you’ll get your 20 – 25% demonstrator discount on all your future Stampin’ Up! products!

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. 🙂

 



Don’t forget we’ve got new goodies on the Sale-A-Bration list!  Used to be SEVEN – now we’re down to just FIVE.  Both embossing folders have sold out, so they’re not available any longer!!  Sorry – but…you need to hurry to get your favorite.  Don’t forget you need to use the code in this table – not the “normal” item code in the Online Store!


Keep going to see the  Blog Candy and how to get entered to win!

TTFN

Mary


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:    


CARD CUTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:

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

Mint Macaron Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3 1/2″ x 3 7/8″  (mat for Copper embossed panel); 3 1/4″ x 4″ (mat for sentiment); 7/8″ x 4″ (mat for inner liner strip)

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

Affectionately Yours Specialty DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); 3 3/8″ x 3 3/4″ (Copper embossed DSP panel); 3/4″ x 3 7/8″ (inner liner strip); envelope flap

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


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


 End of Sale-A-Bration Blog Candy!

Here’s what’s up for grabs!

  • 2016-2018 In Color Cardstock (8 1/2″ x 11)
  • Window Shopping Stamp Set (Clear)
  • Watercolor Pencils
  • Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack
  • Glimmer Paper Pack 
  • So Very Much Stamp Set (Clear)
  • Make a Medallion Stamp Set (Photo)
  • And this card I shared today!

How to win?

Everyone who places an order with me between now and the end of Sale-A-Bration, of $25 or more (before shipping and tax) will get an entry to win! 

There’s no limit on how many entries you can earn – every $25 gets one!  So a $50 order will get two…$75 will get three….etc!  

Don’t forget that every $50 order ALSO receives….

  • A Sale-a-Bration Item
  • Free Shipping!
  • Double Peppermint Points
  • A FREE bottle of Liquid Glue!

So, hurry and get entered to win!  You’ve got until the end of the business day on 31 March to get your orders in at my Online Store.  On Saturday, 1 April, I’ll put all the entries in a hat (or maybe a box!) and draw one lucky name!  Remember – the more times you enter, the better your chances of winning this great set of Blog Candy!! 🙂  The lucky winner will be announced in my Sunday blog.

Please note, per the Demonstrator rules from Stampin’ Up!, only those of you who live in the United States can order from me and be entered to win and I’m only able to ship Stampin’ Up! merchandise to addresses within the United States. Thanks for your understanding and good luck!!🙂


FINN-FAN FIX….

I’ve probably mentioned a time or two that Finn’s a bit of a ….goofball!  Heck, I’ve even provided photographic evidence!

Well, I have more.

Seems like he gives me some every day, as long as I’m quick enough with the camera!

When he plays with his many toys – yes, he tends to gather them all together on the living room floor and just moves from one to the other.

Sometimes he doesn’t even get up – just drops one and grabs the next closest one.

Sometimes he does all that on his back.

Warning – graphic photos of puppy pantaloons ahead….

TTFN

M

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Stampin’ Up! Large Number Balloon Adventures for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

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Happy Thursday, y’all – and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!  It’s color week and I hope that you’ll take a few minutes to check out all our projects!  And then maybe you’ll make them for yourselves!

The colors were pretty challenging for me – it’s a combination I likely wouldn’t have selected myself…


I needed a birthday card for a young man who turned two just a week or so ago.  And the Party Animal suite uses these colors, so…I figured…there ya go, Mare!  There’s the answer.  I added in some Large Numbers Framelits and the fun Balloon Adventures bundle and…take a look-see:


I started with an Emerald Envy card base and, using the confetti/sprinkles image in the Balloon Adventure stamp set, stamped it a couple of times across the front of the card.

My middle panel is a piece of Whisper White, matted on Crumb Cake card stock.  In the middle, I stamped a “balloon string” from Balloon Adventures in Crumb Cake.  And I added a sentiment in Emerald Envy at the bottom

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I used the Balloon Bouquet Punch to cut a large balloon from Whisper White.  Over that, I adhered an Emerald Envy balloon cut with a Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits die.  For a little bling, I cut a second polka-dot balloon from Silver Glimmer Paper and adhered the little cut outs in the negative space.

I used the Number of Years stamp set and the Large Numbers Framelits for the center portion of the panel.  I cut a “2” from a piece of Party Animal DSP and one from Emerald Envy card stock.  Then I adhered them together – just a little offset to create a “shadow”.  I used the “nd” in Number of Years and stamped it in Emerald Envy, then popped the number on with Stampin’ Dimensionals.


On the inside, I used the Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits to create a fun element for this card.  I used a piece of Whisper White card stock  – scored in the middle – and cut it with the large pop-up die.  Then I used the solid balloon image in the Balloon Adventures stamp set to stamp the three balloons in the cut out in Emerald Envy and Crushed Curry.  I also stamped the middle balloon in Emerald Envy with the striped balloon image.


Next, I cut two more polka-dot balloons with the Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits in Crushed Curry and added them with Liquid Glue to the green balloons.

The sentiment is stamped in Emerald Envy, with a Crushed Curry banner around it – both are from Balloon Adventures.  And I added a little Emerald Envy bow.

For the DSP panels, I matted some Party Animal DSP on Crumb Cake and used Liquid Glue to adhere it to the large die cut panel.  I also added some Crumb Cake mats behind the side panels.

I carefully folded the die cut inner panel and burnished the creases, laid it flat and put Liquid Glue on just the side panels, and adhered it to the card base, which I’d laid flat on my work table.


Then I popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got a Balloon Adventures stamped balloon in Emerald Envy on the front.  I added a Crumb Cake “string” and then adhered one of the Silver Glimmer Paper cut outs over the top of the balloon …


…and added some more Party Animal DSP to the envelope flap.


Et Voila!  Isn’t this a fun die cut?  Although the card is a little bulky feeling, I don’t think the recipient will have any idea that the inside of the card is going to be so cute and dramatic!  Hope you like – and will add it to your stash before it’s gone! 🙂

Now that you’ve seen my project, please take a little time to visit all the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hoppers 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

Shelagh Freemantle

Mary Deatherage – YOU ARE HERE!

Jari Francis

Kristi Gray

Jaime Babarczy

Have fun on the Hop!

TTFN

Mary


HOST CODE FOR 16 MAR – 31 MAR: XBYZMW9W

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


NOW Is The Time To Sign Up And Get That Super-Duper Starter Kit

(Plus TWO FREE Stamp sets!)

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We all love a great deal, don’t we?

And the BEST DEAL, with the BEST VALUE, is the Starter Kit!

Right now, get up to $200 for just $99.  And – it ships for free!  You select $125 worth of product and pay just $99 – plus, right now, you get 2 FREE BONUS STAMPS with a value up to $104.  Did I mention FREE SHIPPING??  And – of course, from the moment you join, you’ll get your demonstrator discount on all your future Stampin’ Up! products!

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. 🙂


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT          



CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Emerald Envy Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, score and fold at 4 1/4″); Balloon Adventures die cuts; Large Numbers Framelits die cut

Crumb Cake Card Stock: 2 3/8″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front); 2 1/8″ x 3 3/8″ (x2 – mats for inside DSP panels); 2 3/8″ x 5 1/8″ (x2 – mats for inside liner)

Whisper White Card Stock:  2 1/4″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); 5″ x 8″ (inside liner)

Party Animal DSP: 2″ x 3 1/4″ (x2 – inside DSP panels); Large Numbers Framelits die cut; envelope flap

Crushed Curry Card Stock: Balloon Adventures die cuts

Silver Glimmer Paper: Balloon Adventures die cuts

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


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



Finn-Fan Fix…will be back tomorrow!  No FFF’s on Blog Hop Days! 🙂

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Stampin’ Up! New Sale-A-Bration Goodies and Last Chances to Score Big!

Okay, y’all!  It’s Hawwpm Day.  Ten days from now you’re going to wake up on April Fool’s Day and think….Sale-a-Bration is over?  No, it can’t be.  Must be an April Fool’s joke.

But it won’t be.  Sale-a-Bration ends on 31 Mar which is a mere 9 days from now.  So, today’s post is sans card, cuz I want to be sure y’all get the best chance possible to wring every deal, savings and bonus that you can in these last few days.

Hang on…

First off – Stampin’ Up! has added SEVEN new items that you can select as your free Sale-A-Bration goody when you spend $50 in product (before shipping and tax).  And these are cool, folks – goodies from the Occasions and Annual catalogs!  Take a look-see:


Now – please note, to receive one of the Sale-A-Bration final day’s products for free, you MUST use the item code noted in the above table – and not the regular item code!!  (picture me stomping my foot for emphasis!)

Just a reminder what all these goodies are…


These are in addition to the other Sale-A-Bration goodies we’ve been looking at for the past couple of months.  Well…except for the Card Tin and the Glimmer Paper Pack – sorry, but those are sold out! 😦

Next Up – my Ordering Special is still going on and will be for the remainder of Sale-A-Bration:

For all orders OVER $50…

1. DOUBLE PEPPERMINTS

                I’m offering DOUBLE Peppermint Rewards Points for all orders (over $50 before shipping and tax) placed thru me by 31 Mar.                 Peppermint Rewards Points are part of my Punkin’ Head Customer Rewards Program – and collecting them leads you to FREE    gifts! For more information on the benefits of collecting Peppermints, check out my Punkin’ Head Customer Rewards program right here!

2.  FREE SHIPPING
               I’m offering free shipping on all orders over $50 (before shipping and tax) placed through me between now and 31 Mar.  

               Here are the two ways you can order and receive your free shipping rebate: 

               1.  Place your order directly through my online store, and:

                     – Give me with your mailing address and I’ll send you a rebate check for your shipping costs
                            or
                     – Provide me with your PayPal account e-mail and I’ll send you your rebate via PayPal

               2.  Send me your order via email, I’ll deduct the shipping costs and send you an invoice through PayPal.

3.  FREE MULTI-PURPOSE LIQUID GLUE with every order over $50 (before shipping and tax)

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Finally – there’s only 9 more days to “steal” $200 worth of product for the low low price of $99.  Yep – I’m talking about the Starter Kit!  

Get your normal $125 worth of product.  Then – pick TWO extra stamp set – any two stamp sets – for free!  And as usual – it’ll ship right to you for FREE!

I’ll even help you with the sign-up process over the phone!  In fact, I’ll be with you every step of the way!  So whether you just want that 20-25% discount on every single purchase, or would like to build a business doing something you love with the best products on the market…let me help you do that!  If you’ve got questions – drop me a line. 🙂


So there you have it, folks – you’ve still got time to take advantage of all these great deals!  Between my ordering special and the Sale-A-Bration benefits for hosting, joining and shopping…well.  Y’all can still make out like bandits!

Tomorrow is the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop – I’ll be back in your inbox at 7am Eastern! 🙂

TTFN

Mary


HOST CODE FOR 16 MAR – 31 MAR: XBYZMW9W

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.


FINN-FAN FIX….

Finn had a little chat with the horses this morning.

They’re not too happy with him.

Used to be that they were the cute ones!  But did they even get space in the blog?

Nooooooo.

So, he told them the solution is obvious.

They just need to do something cute.  Photogenic.  Blog-worthy.

And if they did that, he’d graciously allow them one guest appearance in the mom-blog.

They took him at his word.

On Tuesday when it was so hot – they all went for a swim.


That’s Cerah on the left – she’s splashing water as hard as she can.  Laying down is her daughter Cady.  She keeps trying to roll in the water.  She’s 14 and still hasn’t figured out that that’s going to get water in her ears!  Bo is getting out.   He’s done.

And Cerah’s splashing me, Mooooooom! 😉

Finn requests that you all be as impressed with the horses’ cuteness as you are with his.

And then get over it and lavish all your adoration on him.  They can have another turn next year! 

Maybe.  😉

TTFN

M

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