Monthly Archives: March 2017

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)

****************

 

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

Categories: Ordering Special! | Tags: , , | 12 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Bella & Iconic Occasions Get Well Card

Mornin’, y’all!  How’s it going this week?  We’re experiencing the oddest weather pattern I’ve seen in a while!  Cold as a well-diggers lunch bucket one day, and so pretty and warm it just makes your throat tighten up the next!  The first official day was one like that – started off chilly and then…spectacular!  Oh – and my seed potatoes arrived in the mail!

Ruh-roh!  Best get that garden ready to go!! 🙂  Spring is a-springing!

My card for today has really nothing whatsoever to do with spring.

My friend’s friend’s mother fell and broke her hip.

Ouch! 😦

And, so, they need a get well card.  She has a Bichon-Frise!  Bella & Friends.  Hello?  Bella is obviously a Bichon.  So I paired her with the fun little Iconic Occasions (Host-exclusive set from the Occasions catalog) stamp set.  Take a look-see:


My layout is inspired by the sketch portion of this week’s Fusion challenge.  Obviously I didn’t use the inspiration photo, huh?


And my color palette is from the My Favorite Things Color Challenge.


I started with a piece of Sweet Sugarplum paper from the Succulent Garden DSP and SNAILd it to a Sweet Sugarplum mat.

The art layer is a piece of Whisper White card stock, SNAILd to a Sweet Sugarplum mat.

Using my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, I stamped the Bella & Friends image in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  After inking the stamp and before stamping it, I covered the balloon on the stamp with a sticky note.


I made my balloon bouquet using the image in the Balloon Adventures stamp set.  First I stamped it in Sweet Sugarplum.  I covered that balloon with a sticky note mask, then stamped a balloon in Island Indigo and one in Marina Mist.  I covered both of those, too, and stamped the last balloon in Wisteria Wonder.  I used my ruler and Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker to add 3 more strings down to Bella.

I used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to add the Bella & Friends sentiment in Sweet Sugarplum.

With a Blender Pen, I picked up ink from the top of my Island Indigo and Marina Mist ink pads to color Bella’s winged friend.


With a Marina Mist, Island Indigo and Sweet Sugarplum Stampin’ Write Marker, I added a bandaid to Bella’s hip.


Her collar is colored in Sweet Sugarplum and I added a little “ground” under her with the Wisteria Wonder marker.  I used my White Gel Pen to add some highlights to the balloons.

The final touch is a teensy tiny little bow tied from a piece of Elegant Eggplant Solid Baker’s Twine and adhered with a little dab of Liquid Glue (speaking of which – don’t miss your chance to get a free bottle from me thru the end of SAB!).

I popped the Bella panel over the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals, and the card front was done!

On the inside, I positioned the Get Well Soon sentiment from Iconic Occasions and stamped it in Sweet Sugarplum.  Over the top, again with the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, I added two bandaids from Iconic Occasions.  One is in Marina Mist and one is in Island Indigo – both were stamped-off-once before stamping the card.


I SNAILd the panel to a Sweet Sugarplum mat and into a Basic Gray card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got a couple of images from Iconic Occasions across the front – in Island Indigo, Marina Mist and Wisteria Wonder…


…and added a little more of the Sweet Sugarplum Succulent Garden DSP to the envelope flap.


Et Voila!  Bella’s sweet little Bichon face is going to bring a smile to the recipient, I’m sure.  And, I hope, help brighten her day!  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!

 

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)


Don’t Waste Another Moment!

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 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. 🙂

 


Take advantage of my Ordering Special, y’all!  Please – I want to spread the happy stickiness of Liquid Glue! 😉

Also – a little bad news….Stampin’ Up! told us on Monday that the beautiful Glimmer Paper packs from Sale-A-Bration have sold out completely!  We won’t be getting them back in stock, so…if you didn’t get a pack, I’m so sorry! 😦

TTFN

Mary


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:   


CARD CUTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:

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

Sweet Sugarplum Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″  (mat for art panel)

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 3/8″ x 4 5/8″ (art panel); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

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


FINN-FAN FIX….

Yesterday was a big day for Finn.

It was his first – ever! – First Day of Spring!

And, as it was a gorgeous day (not that he’s all that picky about the temperature!!) he spent much of it outside.

Which is actually a place he likes to be much of the time!

May I present to you my ever-so-handsome, almost 10 month old….Finnius Deatherage.

I know.  Cute as a bug one day…and handsome as a movie star the next!

He’s a man of many facets. 🙂

TTFN

M

Categories: Get Well Soon | Tags: , , , | 22 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Helping Me Grow Sticky Note Holder

Mornin’, y’all!  So – did you see my Facebook video?  Either live or not-live?  Or find it on YouTube?

I hope so!  That’s the place to see how to make the cute, vintage-y Sticky Note holder that coordinates with my shaker card from yesterday.

If you missed it – check it out right here!

Enjoy!                                                                                                      

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!

 

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)


Don’t Waste Another Moment!

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 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. 🙂

 


Thanks for watching my video tutorial – and I’ll be back tomorrow with a “regular” post!! 🙂

TTFN

Mary


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:   


CARD CUTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:

Basic Gray Card Stock: 3″ x 8 1/8″ (holder base – scored and folded at 1 5/8″, 2″, 5″ and 5 3/8″)

Rich Razzleberry Card Stock: 1 1/2″ x 2 7/8″ (small end panel mat); 2 7/8″ square (middle panel mat); 2 5/8″ x 2 7/8″ (large end panel mat)

Soft Sky Card Stock: 1 3/8″ x 2 3/4″ (small end panel); 2 3/4″ square (middle panel); 2 1/2″ x 2 3/4″ (large end panel)

Very Vanilla, Pink Pirouette, Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz Card Stock:  Stylish Stems 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….

Pretty sure you have to be tired of pictures of Finn sleeping in the bathroom while I take a bath.

I’m sorry.  But I can’t help it very much.  He just gets in the most cutest and adorablest positions ever.

Case in point.


Check the flopped ear.

I’m sorry for all you people who think you have the cutest dog ever living in your home.  It’s sweet that you think that, and you should keep on thinking it.  But…you’re just flat wrong. 😉

He’s right here in Fayetteville!

TTFN

M

Categories: 3-D Project, Thank You Cards | Tags: , , , , | 12 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Special Reason Shaker Card

Mornin’, y’all!  If you’re coming over from Amy’s blog – thanks for stopping by!  If you’re a regular here – you know I love ya all!! 🙂

Just a quick note – I’ll be going Live tonight at 8pm Eastern with another share.  It’s going to coordinate with this card – and I think it’ll be a fun project!  Hope you’ll join me right here!  Well….there!                                                                                                            👇🏻


Now – my card for today isn’t a single-stamp-set easy and quick card.  Sorry.  It’s got a lot of steps – but I’m really happy with how it turned out!  I used my fave bundle (okay – one of my fave bundles!) – the Special Reason bundle from the Occasions Catalog, and the wonderful All Things Thanks stamp set.  Take a look-see:


This is one that worked along with three challenges.  The first is from Mojo Monday and it inspired the layout.


Next up is the Stamp, Ink, Paper challenge, which is why this is a shaker card.


Finally – the overall look of the card and many of the elements comes from the inspiration photo at The Card Concept.


Ready?  Here we go,

I started by cutting two pieces of Soft Sky card stock and stamping them both with the Hardwood stamp in Smoky Slate ink.  I sponged both pieces with more Smoky Slate – getting the edges and adding color inside the panels, too.  To make the “wood” look like the old chair in the photo, I used a sponge wedge to wipe Whisper White Craft Ink in a horizontal motion on the card stock.


Once that was dry (and it takes a minute or some help from your Heat Tool!), I swiped on some very light areas of Delightful Dijon.  Then I cut the second piece down to the size of the shaker front, and used the excesss to tear into pieces to adhere to the card front.  Which I did, after sponging them some more with Smoky Slate ink, using Liquid Glue.  They’re to invoke the peeling paint on the chair.

I adhered a length of 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon to the card front and then SNAILd the whole thing to a Rich Razzleberry mat.

To make the shaker, I cut the Stylish Stems flower (the solid flower) from a piece of Delightful Dijon card stock and from the smaller panel I’d prepared.  Then I adhered a Window Sheet to the back of the “front” piece and also to the Delightful Dijon piece.  I wanted the sprinkles to have a smooth spot to lay.  I rubbed both window sheets with my Embossing Buddy and piled some Sprinkles Embellishments onto the Delightful Dijon piece.


Then I added Foam Adheseive Strips around the flower opening and around the edges of the hardwood panel, and carefully set it atop the bottom (Delightful Dijon) panel.  You can see the foam strips in the previous photo! 🙂

I cut out a Rich Razzleberry Stylish Stems flower (first you cut the detailed image and then you cut that out with the “solid” die) and used little dots of Liquid Glue to adhere it into the cutout on the top of the shaker.  Then I used more Liquid Glue to adhere the whole thing to the card front.

My flowers are also from Stylish Stems.  I cut the backs from Very Vanilla and made two Pink Pirouette and one Blushing Bride detailed flower.  I lightly sponged each Very Vanilla flower – one with Pink Pirouette, one with Blushing Bride and one with Peekaboo Peach – then I adhered the detailed flowers with Liquid Glue.  I cut two little leaves from Pear Pizzazz and adhered them with Liquid Glue as well.


I laid down some pieces of Very Vanilla 1/2″ Lace Trim with some Glue Dots, then added two flowers over that with Liquid Glue.  The third flower is popped on with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The sentiment is from All Things Thanks and is stamped in Rich Razzleberry.  I stamped each word individually, cut them out, edged them with my Rich Razzleberry marker and adhered them to the card front with Liquid Glue.


I added some Pearl Basic Jewels and that was it for the card front.

On the inside, I added another All Things Thanks sentiment in Rich Razzleberry to a Very Vanilla panel.  Then I inked up a small flower from the Special Reason stamp set in Pink Pirouette and used a Sponge Dauber to lightly sponge the ends of the petals in Peekaboo Peach, and stamped it in the corner.  I covered the flower with a sticky note mask, and stamped a couple of Pear Pizzazz leaves (stamping them off once).  I used my Pear Pizzazz marker to add a little shading to the leaves.


I SNAILd the panel to a Rich Razzleberry mat and into my Basic Gray card base, adhered the front with Liquid Glue and the card was done!

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got another Pink Pirouette/Peekaboo Peach flower and Pear Pizzazz leaves on the front…


…and another on the envelope flap,  Over that, using my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, I stamped “Thank You” (from All Things Thanks) three times on Rich Razzleberry.


Et Voila!  I love the shabby chic vibe of this card!  Taking the time to “distress” the Hardwoood-stamped card stock panels was well worth the effort.  And the Sprinkles Embellishment colors are so in tune with the flowers in the inspiration photo!  Of course, the Special Reason set is wonderful anyway!!  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!

 

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)


Don’t Waste Another Moment!

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 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. 🙂

 


My plan for tonight is to show you a Sticky Note holder using this distressed wood technique and the Stylish Stems Framelits!  I so hope you’ll join me at 8pm Eastern!! 🙂

TTFN

Mary


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:   


CARD CUTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:

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

Soft Sky Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); 2 5/8″ x 3 1/2″ (front of shaker); torn distressing pieces

Delightful Dijon Card Stock: 2 3/4″ x 3 5/8″ (back of shaker)

Rich Razzleberry Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); Stylish Stems die cut flower 

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); Stylish Stems die cut flowers

Pink Pirouette Card Stock: Stylish Stems die cut flowers

Blushing Bride Card Stock: Stylish Stems die cut flowers

Pear Pizzazz Card Stock:  Stylish Stems die cut leaves

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


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FINN-FAN FIX….

So yesterday I showed you the preparatory stance of the Finn-meister just before he leaps into my lap.

Here’s what I get if I wiggle an eyebrow wrong…

Little more dog up there than there used to be, huh??  Look how “puppy” his face was – and how “not-puppy” it is now! 😩


TTFN

M

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Stampin’ Up! Weather Together For Brighter Days

Happy Saturday, y’all!  Hope you’ve got nice weather and a plan for an enjoyable weekend ahead of you!

And I hope that you’re thinking about doing one of two things this weekend.  Either…taking advantage of my three-way super duper ordering special…or…taking advantage of Stampin’ Up!’s super duper joining special!  You can find more details on both down below my card share! 😉

I made a card today that I don’t need.

Yet.  I think it’s always good to have a card like this on hand – and I didn’t.  I used the Annual Catalog bundle called Weather Together (coordinates with the Umbrella Weather Framelits.  Take a look-see:


I used two sketches to help me along with this one.  The first, from CASE This Sketch, was the inspiration for the layout.


And the color scheme is from the FabFri Challenge.


To begin, I made my umbrella.  I stamped the striped umbrella image from Weather Together in So Saffron on a piece of Whisper White card stock and cut it with the die in the Umbrella Weather Framelits.  I used the die that creates the creases in the umbrella so I could make it a little more dimensional.  Then I cut two little trim pieces – one from So Saffron and one from Calypso Coral.  I adhered them together and then to the umbrella with Liquid Glue.


I stamped a So Saffron umbrella handle and cut it out, too.  I colored the shaft in with my So Saffron Stampin’ Write Marker and used the Calypso Coral marker on the handle itself.  Then I gently creased the umbrella to make it look rounder, and used Liquid Glue to adhere the handle on the inside.

I laid the umbrella on a piece of Shimmery White card stock and, using my alchohol-filled Aqua Pen and the lid of my ink pad, brushed some Mint Macaron “rain” onto the card front – avoiding the area “under” the umbrella.


I made a sentiment from a piece of Shimmery White card stock, cut into a banner with my Paper Snips, and stamping the Weather Together sentiment in Calypso Coral.  Then I lightly edged it with my Mint Macaron Marker.

Finally, I stamped three clouds in Smoky Slate ink and cut them out with their Umbrella Weather Framelit dies.  I adhered two large clouds with Liquid Glue and popped the small cloud over top with some Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I used my Basic Gray Watercolor Pencil to lightly shade under the larger clouds for some depth.  

Next I added the umbrella with some Stampin’ Dimensionals.


I cut the handle with my snips, adhered the sentiment with Stampin’ Dimensionals, and then added the little end of the handle with some more Dimensioanals – so that you can’t even tell that the handle was cut!

The final piece was to cut some raindrops out of Silver Foil, using the little die in the Umbrella Weather Framelits.  I adhered them with eensy little dabs of Liquid Glue.  Then I adhered the card front to a Mint Macaron mat and it was done!

On the inside, I added a second Weather Together sentiment to a Whisper White mat in Calypso Coral.  Around that, I stamped a veritable garden of blooms in So Saffron, Peekaboo Peach and Calypso Coral, using the little flower stamp in the set.


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

On the front of my Whisper White Medium Envelope, I repeated my brighter days garden…


…and on the envelope flap, I watercolored a little more Mint Macaron and then added a Weather Together sentiment (“I’m here for you”) in Calypso Coral.


Et Voila!  This Weather Together stamp set and matching Umbrella Weather Framelits is a nice one – sentiments for several occasions and lots of image possibilities.  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!

 

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)


Don’t Waste Another Moment!

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 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. 🙂

 


Have a wonderful day and I’ll see you tomorrow! 🙂

TTFN

Mary


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:  


CARD CUTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:

Peekaboo Peach 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″ (mat for card front and for inner liner)

Shimmery White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); 5/8″ x 2 3/4″ (sentiment)

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); Umbrella Weather die cuts

Silver Foil: Umbrella Weather die cut rain drops

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….

I’ve created a bit of a monster.

A 55-pound lap-monster.

With spring-y boing-y legs.

That can do a flat-footed leap into my lap.  With no warning whatsoever.

Except…


As we’d say in the military – this is my WARNORD (Warning Order).  At this point, if I look at him and wiggle an eyebrow, he’ll be in my lap.

Best not to have a cup of coffee.

Or a computer.

Or….a cat! 🙂

TTFN

M

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Stampin’ Up! Stamps-N-Lingers End-Of-Sale-A-Bration Ordering Special!

In honor of the impending end of Sale-A-Bration, I’m offering an Ordering Special!  It’s a THREE-WAY good deal!

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

              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!


So – the best time to stock up on all your favorites just got even better!!  Hurry and take advantage of my Ordering Specials!  Remember, these deals are only good on orders over $50!!

Don’t forget to add the Host Code below if your order is under $150 to get your free thank you gift (orders over $150 will get the free gift, too, but you’ll want to use your own Host Code!). Let me know if you have any questions, okay?

Happy Shopping and Savings, y’all!

TTFN
Mary

P.S.  Still looking for new members of my Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew!  And joining us is STILL the best Ordering Special going.  So…let me help you take advantage of the last two weeks of the Sale-A-Bration Joining Special!


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.


 Just a Reminder…


Sale-A-Bration items are only available while supplies last!  When they’re gone…they’re gone!  We’ve already sold out of the Card Tins, so…it does happen! Don’t let your favorite pass you by! 🙂


 2015-2017 In Colors….Mint Macaron Is Almost Gone!

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It’s time for you to start getting stocked up on your favorite color card stock, re-inkers, Designer Papers, Ribbons and Embellishments in these colors before they retire and/or sell-out!  Re-inkers and card stock typically sell out fast as retirement nears!  This is a really great time to do it, too, cuz you can still take advantage of the Sale-A-Bration benefits!

Here’s a link directly to the 2015 – 2017 In Color Collection – Happy Shopping!


Don’t Waste Another Moment!

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 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. 🙂

 


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

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Stampin’ Up! Love Sparkles Celebration Card!

Happy St. Paddy’s Day, y’all!  I assume you’ve got your Corned Beef and cabbage cued up for dinner tonight!  And some green beer.

Why would anyone want to drink green beer?  I’m not a fan of regular colored beer – let alone green.

But I do like me some Corned Beef and Cabbage – and I’ve got mine in the crock pot already!

Now, for all that, I really didn’t make a St. Patrick’s day card.  I gave my card a little nod to the day – using a surprise from the Sealed with Love stamp set – to set off my Love Sparkles sentiments.  Take a look-see:

This layout was inspired by the sketch at the Global Design Project.

I seem to be on a Mint Macaron/Island Indigo kick these past couple of weeks – I hope you’ll forgive me!

I started with a simple piece of Whisper White card stock.  I made some stylized “shamrocks” using the heart image from the Sealed With Love stamp set, inking the image in Mint Macaron and stamping it three times in a rough circle.  Then I used my Mint Macaron Stampin’ Write Marker to give each shamrock a little stem.

Across the bottom of the panel, I used some Liquid Glue to adhere a narrow strip of Blooms & Bliss DSP.  I SNAILd the panel to an Island Indigo mat, then I covered the seam with a length of Mint Macron 3/8″ Sheer Linen Ribbon.  I also wrapped some Whisper White Solid Baker’s Twine around the card front, securing it in the back with scotch tape.

My sentiment, from the pretty Love Sparkles stamp set, is double-stamped on a piece of Whisper White card stock.  I stamped it once in Mint Macaron, then used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to stamp it a second time – ever so slightly offset – in Island Indigo.

Then I cut the sentiment with a Stitched Shapes Framelits circle and added the “to you” in Island Indigo.  This is just the first part of one sentiment stamp in the Love Sparkles set.  I covered the half I didn’t want with a sticky note, inked the first portion and, positioning it with my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, stamped it below the first sentiment.

I cut a scallop circle from a piece of Mint Macaron Glimmer Paper.  Using my 1″ Circle Punch, I punched a hole in the middle of the glimmer circle then adhered it to the card front with Liquid Glue.  I popped the sentiment circle over the top with a Stampin’ Dimensional, aligning the dimensional inside the hole I’d cut in the glimmer paper mat.

To finish off the card front, I tied a bow from three lengths of Whisper White Solid Baker’s Twine and adhered it with a Glue Dot.

On the inside, I added a second Love Sparkles sentiment, using the same Mint Macaron and Island Indigo offset stamping that I’d done on the front.  Then I added a couple more Mint Macaron shamrocks with the Sealed With Love heart and Mint Macaron Stampin’ Write Marker.

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

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more Sealed With Love Mint Macaron shamrocks on the front…

…and a little more of the Blooms & Bliss DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Mint Macaron shamrocks, courtesy of Sealed With Love.  And a couple of really cute sentiments – love the font with the little sparkles all over it on this Love Sparkles stamp set.  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.


 Just a Reminder…


Sale-A-Bration items are only available while supplies last!  When they’re gone…they’re gone!  We’ve already sold out of the Card Tins, so…it does happen! Don’t let your favorite pass you by! 🙂


 2015-2017 In Colors….Mint Macaron Is Almost Gone!

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It’s time for you to start getting stocked up on your favorite color card stock, re-inkers, Designer Papers, Ribbons and Embellishments in these colors before they retire and/or sell-out!  Re-inkers and card stock typically sell out fast as retirement nears!  This is a really great time to do it, too, cuz you can still take advantage of the Sale-A-Bration benefits!

Here’s a link directly to the 2015 – 2017 In Color Collection – Happy Shopping!


Don’t Waste Another Moment!

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 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. 🙂

 


Today marks exactly two weeks before the end of Sale-A-Bration!  I think we should mark the end with…an Ordering Special!  Watch for another post a little later today with all the details, okay?

TTFN

Mary


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:  


CARD CUTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:

Mint Macaron Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″  (card base – scored and folded at 4 1/4″)

Island Indigo Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for card front and for inner liner)

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

Blooms & Bliss DSP: 1 1/4″ x 5 1/8″ (strip on card front); envelope flap

Mint Macaron Glimmer Paper: 2″ Scallop Circle (mat for sentiment)

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….

You know, I buy Finn toys.

And chew bones.

And tennis balls.

And Frisbees.

Even joined the Pet Perks club to try to get some specials.

He doesn’t want for much.

Or…anything.

Which is why it’s funny and not pitiful when he’s enamored with a…vegetable oil bottle.

He appears to enjoy kicking it and then chasing it.  And he had it behind the house, rolling it down the little hill in the dry and crunchy leaves.  And boing-ing after it!!

He’s a trip, for sure!

TTFN

M

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Stampin’ Up! Me=Grateful Dragonfly 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 sketch to work with today 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!

Here’s our sketch…

I also used a color challenge from The Paper Players.


I ended up using a stamp set that’s been lurking in my shelves for a while now.  I realized when I opened the case that I’ve not used it even once!  It’s the Me=Grateful stamp set – and I know I’ll be using it again.  It’s got great sentiments.  I paired it with a little of the Sale-A-Bration paper called the Inside the Lines DSP (and there’s only TWO WEEKS left to get it for yourself!).  Take a look-see:


This one is very easy.  Quick?  Depends on how fast you are with Blender Pen coloring!

I started with a piece of Old Olive card stock, cut at my mat size of 4″ x 5 1/4″.  I cut a piece of the Inside the Lines DSP (making sure I got that dragonfly where he’d peek out from under my sentiments) at 2 3/4″ x 3 7/8″.  And I also cut a piece of Whisper White at 2 3/8″ x 3 7/8″.  Then I used Liquid Glue to adhere the two pieces to the Old Olive mat, butting them up in the center.

I used the Old Olive Watercolor Pencil (get these quick if you don’t have a set – they’re showing as Low Inventory!) and a Blender Pen to color the leaves and stems.  I just added the watercolor pencil where there would have been “shadows” and on the drawn lines – then pulled the color with the Blender Pen.  I used my Pear Pizzazz Stampin’ Write Marker to color in the centers of the flowers.


I wrapped a piece of Silver 1/8″ Ribbon around the “seam”, securing it in the back with scotch tape.

I used a new Lace Doily and adhered it white-side-up with Liquid Glue.

For my Me=Grateful sentiment, I inked it up in Old Olive and stamped it on a piece of Whisper White card stock, then cut it with a square Stitched Shapes Framelit die.  I used my Paper Trimmer to cut an Old Olive mat and adhered them together with Liquid Glue.  Using a couple of Glue Dots, I wound some loops of Silver Metallic Thread around the back and popped it all over the Lace Doily with Stampin’ Dimensionals.


I tied a little bow with the Silver 1/8″ Ribbon, attached it with a Glue Dot and that was it for the card front.

On the inside, I inked up the dragonfly in the Dragonfly Dreams stamp set with Basic Black Archival Ink and stamped it in the corner of a Whisper White panel.  Then I added a second sentiment from Me=Grateful in Old Olive, positioning it with my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig.


I SNAILd the panel to an Old Olive mat and into my Basic Black card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals, and the card was done!

On the front of my Whisper White Medium Envelope, I added another Basic Black Archival Ink dragonfly…


…and I gave the envelope flap some more of the Inside The Lines DSP, coloring it again with my Old Olive Watercolor Pencil, Pear Pizzazz Marker and a Blender Pen.


Et Voila!  This paper is a ton of fun to color – and it works beautifully with this serene, monochromatic color scheme.  Hope you like!

How handy that Stampin’ Up! put a dragonfly on this pretty paper so we could coordinate it with the ever-popular Dragonfly Dreams bundle!  Get ’em both while they last, folks! 🙂

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:

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

Old Olive Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2 1/4″ square (mat for sentiment)

Whisper White Card Stock:  2 3/8″ x 3 7/8″ (top half of card front); 2 1/8″ Stitched Shapes square (sentiment); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

Inside the Lines DSP: 2 3/4″ x 3 7/8″ (bottom half of card front); 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!



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

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Stampin’ Up! Botanical Easter Message

Mornin’, y’all and Happy Hawmmp Day!!  Hope your week is going well!

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Just sayin….

My card for today is looking forward a few weeks to Easter, to give you time to realize you need this stamp set!  It’s the Easter Message set, and it’s gorgeous, especially combined with some Botanical Builder flowers and Falling in Love DSP.  Take a look-see

I used the Sunday Stamps Challenge for my layout.

I started out by SNAILing a piece of Falling in Love DSP to a Sweet Sugarplum mat.  Then I wrapped some Linen Thread around the card front a few times, securing it in the back with scotch tape.

For the banner, I used a piece of Whisper White card stock and cut a banner end in it with my Paper Snips.  I added some Crumb Cake “stitches” around the banner with a Stampin’ Write Marker.  Then, using the frond image in the Easter Message stamp set, I stamped the banner all over in stamped-off-once Pear Pizzazz.  Then I popped it on the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I started the sentiment circle by cutting a Stitched Shapes circle in Whisper White.  Then, using my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, I stamped the sentiment from Easter Message in Sweet Sugarplum near the bottom of the circle.  Next to it, I added the Easter Lily image in Crumb Cake.

I colored the lily with my Blender Pen, using Pink Pirouette for the flower and Pear Pizzazz for the leaves and stem.

I cut a scalloped circle mat in Sweet Sugarplum using a die in the Circles Layering Framelits and adhered it to the banner with Liquid Glue

I pulled out the Botanical Builder Framelits and first cut two Pear Pizzazz fronds.  I adhered them to the banner with Liquid Glue.  Over that, I popped the sentiment circle with Stampin’ Dimensionals, offsetting it from the scalloped mat.

I made some flowers out of Whisper White card stock with the dies from the Botanical Builder.  All of them got a little light sponging with Pink Pirouette.  And I lightly rounded two of the flowers.  Then I used Liquid Glue and Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere them to the banner and card front.

I gave each flower a Pink Pirouette Enamel Shape, then added a tiny Linen Thread bow with a dab of Liquid Glue.  To finish it off, I added a small row of tiny Pearl Basic Embellishments under the sentiment and one in each lily, and the card front was done.

On the inside, I used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to position the Cross from the Easter Message set.  I stamped it in the middle of a Whisper White panel, stamping it off once, first.  Over that, again with the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, I added the sentiment in Sweet Sugarplum.

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

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got another Easter Message lily on the front, colored the same as the one on the front of the card…

…and I gave the envelope flap more of the stamped-off-once Pear Pizzazz fronds.

Et Voila!  I think this is such a pretty stamp set, with a simply perfect sentiment.  And the images are simple and sweet and…perfect, too.  Hope you like!

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


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 2015-2017 In Colors….Retirement is Inching Closer!

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It’s time for you to start getting stocked up on your favorite color card stock, re-inkers, Designer Papers, Ribbons and Embellishments in these colors before they retire and/or sell-out!  Re-inkers and card stock typically sell out fast as retirement nears!  This is a really great time to do it, too, cuz you can still take advantage of the Sale-A-Bration benefits!

Here’s a link directly to the 2015 – 2017 In Color Collection – Happy Shopping!


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Tomorrow is our monthly Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop – We post our blogs at 7am Eastern, so look for my e-mail bright and early!  Hope to see you back!

TTFN

Mary


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:  


CARD CUTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:

Crumb Cake Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″  (card base – scored and folded at 4 1/4″)

Sweet Sugarplum Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for card front and for inner liner); 3″ scalloped circle (mat for sentiment)

Whisper White Card Stock: 3″ x 4 3/4″ (banner); 2 7/8″ stitched shapes circle (sentiment); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); Botanical Builder framelit flowers

Pear Pizzazz Card Stock: Botanical Builder framelit fronds

Fallin in Love DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front)

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


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FINN-FAN FIX….

It rained over night and this morning.  So it was wet – and colder than a well-diggers lunch bucker this morning.  Finn and I did a couple of laps and then I just flat had to go in the tack room to warm up.

Finn was – as you might imagine – a little damp.

As in… his skirt (that’s what I call his hangy-down belly fur) and his pantaloons were dripping wet and sporting a fine coat of mud.

So when I sat down in the chair to warm up while we waited for the horses to finish eating…my interest in some lap time was pretty low.

He used all his Finn-Charm on me.  Played the guilt card pretty well.  I managed to hang tough, but….it was hard.

When we finally got into the house, he was apparently exhausted by the effort.

Cold and rainy day.  Full belly.  Denied lap time.  What else is a guy to do?!?

TTFN

M

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Stampin’ Up! Hello You Succulent Blooms for the Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Team Blog Hop!


Good morning, y’all – welcome to the Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop! This week we’re heralding the arrival of Spring.  I know that a bunch of you are under the white stuff and it’s cold here – but Spring is surely just around the corner!  I know all our ladies will have some fantastic spring-y projects for you today, so I hope you’ll spend some time scrolling thru all their offerings.

I used the Succulent Framelits and the Hello You Thinlits, with some Blooms & Bliss DSP to make my card.  And – this is kinda cool…there’s no stamping in the whole card!! Take a look-see:


I played along with a couple of challenges.  The first helped me with the layout and was from the CASE This Sketch challenge.


And, I also played along with the CAS-ual Fridays challenge…


I borrowed a little design element from Mary Fish’s pretty card from the other day.  You can check that one out right here!

So – I started with a plain piece of Whisper White card stock for the card front, and I added a diagonal piece of Blooms & Bliss DSP across the bottom.  Then I cut a second – slightly darker – piece of the same DSP to make the darker portion (to work with the sketch).  

Then I SNAILd the whole panel to a Mint Macaron mat and popped it on my Island Indigo card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Yes, I know – I’ve said in my videos that I don’t put the card front on until I’ve done the inside.  But – in this case – I needed to, in order to accommodate the “off the edge” elements of the card!

I was nervous, I’m not gonna lie! 😉


I wrapped a piece of Mint Macaron 3/8″ Sheer Linen Ribbon around the “seam” I’d created, securing it in the back with scotch tape.

My sentiment is cut using the Hello You Thinlits.  I cut it three times – once in Mint Macaron and twice in Island Indigo – then I used little dabs of Liquid Glue to adhere them in a stack.  Then I adhered the whole thing to the card front with more Liquid Glue.  There’s some little teensy pieces of Stampin’ Dimensionals on the very ends of the word (where they “fall” off the edge of the card front and needed some support).

For my flowers….I cut three Stitched Shaped circles from Whisper White card stock.  In the middle of each, I used  the small “flower”-looking die in the Succulent Framelits set to cut a “negative” space.  Next, I cut three scalloped edge circles, using the Circles Layering Framelits, from So Saffron paper in the Subtles DSP Stack.


I adhered the circles together and then used Liquid Glue and Stampin’ Dimensionals to stick them on the card front.

I added the cut out Succulent “flowers” – plus a few extra that I cut out, using Liquid Glue and Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Then I added some Daffodil Delight, So Saffron and Island Indigo Enamel shapes to the flower centers and the card front was done!


On the inside, I cut a Succulent Framelits flower from the corner of a Whisper White panel.  Behind it, I added a little square of So Saffron Subtles DSP with a little Liquid Glue.  I also cut a couple more Succulent Framelits flowers and added them as well.  Then I gave them each an Enamel Shapes center!


I adhered the panel to a Mint Macaron mat and into the Island Indigo card base and that was it for the card.

My Whisper White Envelope got some of the Succulent Framelits flowers, cut from So Saffron DSP, on the front. I used Liquid Glue and trimmed the excess with my Paper Snips…


…then I added some more of the So Saffron DSP to the envelope flap.


Et Voila!  Does it say “Spring” to you?  It does to me!  I love the negative space Succulent “flowers” in the crisp Whisper White Stitched Shapes circles.  Hope you like!

Now that you’ve seen my card, I hope you’ll take a little time to jump thru all the other projects we have to share. Click any name below, or you can use the Previous Blog button to jump to Jari’s page or the Next Blog button to see what Linda’s been up to!

Jaimie Babarczy
Jari Francis
Mary Deatherage – You Are Here!
Linda Woodward Geiger
Amy Koenders

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


HOST CODE FOR 1 MAR – 15 MAR: X64XATES

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.


Get Them While You Still Can!

2015-2017-in-color-collection

It’s time for you to start getting stocked up on your favorite color card stock, re-inkers, Designer Papers, Ribbons and Embellishments in these colors before they retire and/or sell-out!  Re-inkers and card stock typically sell out fast as retirement nears!  This is a really great time to do it, too, cuz you can still take advantage of the Sale-A-Bration benefits!

Here’s a link directly to the 2015 – 2017 In Color Collection – Happy Shopping!


Don’t Waste Another Moment!

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 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:

Island Indigo Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base – scored and folded at 4 1/4″); Hello You die cuts (x2)

Mint Macaron Card Stock: 3 3/8″ x 4 5/8″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3 1/8″ x 3 3/8″ (mat for front DSP panel); 2 3/8″ x 4 1/8″ (mat for sentiment panel); Hello You die cut

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 1/4″ x 4 1/2″ (card front and inner liner); 1 3/8″ Stitched Shapes circles (x 3); Succulent die cut “flowers”

Blooms & Bliss DSP: diagonal pieces on card front

Subtles DSP Stack (in So Saffron): 1 1/2″ scallop circles (x 3 – mats); Succulent die cut “flowers”; 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!



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

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