Monthly Archives: April 2017

Stampin’ Up! Eastern Beauty Makes Me Smile!

Mornin’ everyone!  How goes your weekend?  We here in GA are officially in “summer” mode.  At least for the foreseeable future.  A/C on.  Sweatin’ just riding on the golf cart.  You know…The sucky time of year in GA.

Tonight, if you’ll join me on my Facebook Live video at 8pm eastern, we’re going to take a closer look at the Eastern Palace suite and the bundles that you’re going to be able to order on Monday!  And I’ll show you how to make today’s clean-and-simple card – you can do it with the goodies in the bundles.  Take a look-see:

The layout for this one comes from the CAS(E) This Sketch challenge this week. Continue reading

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Categories: Friendship, General, Thinking Of You | Tags: , , , , | 14 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Wood Rose Wonder Sympathy Card

Mornin’, y’all! Hope your day has dawned bright and clear! Had a nice – if incredibly short!! – visit with my friends last night.  The got a late start coming from Florida, ran into a giant traffic accident that lost them a couple of hours, and arrived here at about 730 – having to leave to meet friends at the airport at 830.  So…whirlwind visit indeed.  But still time for the two kids to pet the horses, feed them peppermints, meet Finn (who was gobsmacked and thrilled by the tiny humans at his house!), ride around the back pasture with me on the 4-wheeler and sit in the Bobcat for a while.  And then they were gone! 😔  Hopefully they’ll come back when they can “have 3 sleepovers”.  

And waffles for breakfast!

So – my card for today is for a more somber occasion.  Another friend just lost his daughter from complications from COPD.  Same age as I am.  Very sad.  I obviously needed a card to send.   I decided to use the beautiful Rose Wonder stamp set and coordinating Rose Garden Thinlits and I paired them with the Wood Textures DSP.    Take a look-see:

I wanted a card that had a rustic element – they’re horse people like us – but some femininity, too.  

I chose a wood pattern in the Wood Textures DSP that has a gray hue to it for my card front.  Using the large die in the Rose Garden Thinlit die set, I cut out my focal point from some Smoky Slate card stock and used Liquid Glue to adhere it to the panel.

Then I repeated the die cut two more times – once from Blushing Bride and once from Powder Pink card stock (avail 1 June).  Using various pieces of the die cut, I adhered them into the large flower with little dabs of Liquid Glue.

I used one of the sentiments in the Rose Wonder stamp set and stamped it in Basic Black Archival Ink in the corner of the panel and SNAILd it to a piece of Powder Pink card stock.  Now – full disclosure here.  I’m not exactly sure where my brain was – but I cut the panel to 4 7/8″ long (instead of 5 1/8″) – and didn’t realize it until right at this point in the construction of the card! 😳

I decided that, instead of starting completely over, I’d….call an audible.  Which means I made my card base a little smaller than normal.  So it’s like A2-lite sized!

On the inside, I stamped a second Rose Wonder sentiment in Basic Black Archival Ink on a Whisper White panel.  Over that, I added the small flower from Rose Wonder in stamped-off-once Powder Pink ink (avail 1 June).  You can barely see it in the picture!

I SNAILd the panel to a Powder Pink mat and into my Smoky Slate card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got a few more of the Rose Wonder flowers in full-strength Powder Pink ink on the front…

…and I used a little more of the Wood Textures DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Pretty quick and easy – more persnickety than anything, with the paper-piecing of the rose.  But worth it, I think, for the pretty result.  I love the rose against the woodgrain!!  I see a great year with this Wood Textures DSP Stack!!  Hope you like! 😊

TTFN

Mary


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STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:   

The Wood Textures DSP, Powder Pink Card Stock and Powder Pink Ink are available on 1 June!! 



CARD CUTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:

Smoky Slate Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 10 1/2″ (card stock, scored and folded at 5 1/4″); Rose Garden Thinlit die cut rose

Powder Pink Card Stock (avail 1 June): 4″ x 5″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); Rose Garden Thinlit die cut rose

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

Blushing Bride Card Stock:  Rose Garden Thinlit die cut rose

Wood Textures DSP Stack (1 June): 3 7/8″ x 4 7/8″ (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!


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Finn-Fan Fix…

Okay, y’all.  I’m going to show you a picture.

Please do not be afraid.

This is my new dog.

Cujo.

Right??  Scary as can be, isn’t he?

Of course, he’s smiling!  It’s something he (and his sister, actually.  And his mother!!) just…do!  It’s a submissive gesture.  

But I was spot on with the camera, and…Cujo!!

Pretty good for an iPhone, huh?!? 🙂

He was so excited to see them.  We did keep him on the leash for a bit, cuz he outweighs both of the tiny humans and we feared in his exuberance (and desire to herd them around!) that he’d knock them down.

Once he chilled a little, we let him loose.  

He likes tiny humans!!  They pick up sticks!!  And they RUN all over the place (moms don’t run around near enough)!!!  He had a big time and was sad when they left.

He’s conked out now while I’m writing.  

Herding kids is hard work!  Almost as hard as herding cats!

TTFN

M

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Stampin’ Up! Colorful Umbrella Season

Happy Friday, y’all!  Guess we made it!  Whoo-hoo!  And I have a good friend and his family coming to visit us today!  I’m so looking forward to seeing them!

Had a miraculous thing today.

My house is clean.

But…I didn’t do it!!

Someone else did it while I worked on my real job and worked at my crafting table.  

Yes.  For me that’s a miracle.

And she’s coming back in a week!!  Whoo-hoo-hoo-hoo-hooooooooo!!!!

My card for today is a combination of sneak peek and old friend!  I used some of the new Colorful Seasons stamp set, a few Umbrella Weather die cuts, and some Color Theory DSP.  Take a look-see:

My layout is inspired by the sketch at The Paper Players.

And I pulled several elements from the Card Concept inspiration photo.

I started with a piece of Whisper White card stock and then I did a little emboss-resist and sponging on it.  To begin with, I inked up the small leaf from the Colorful Season stamp set (available 1 June!) with Versamark and stamped it all over the panel.  Then I quickly sprinkled it with Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  I heated it up and let it cool.  Then I used a sponge to color the entire panel with Pool Party ink.

I switched to Tranquil Tide (avail 1 May) and sponged the edges of the panel.  Then I wiped the panel to clean the little bit of ink off of the leaves.  I SNAILd the panel to a Melon Mambo mat.  This panel is SNAILd to a Whisper White card front, which I matted on Melon Mambo, too.

For the umbrellas, I used a piece of Crushed Curry paper from the Color Theory DSP Stack (1 June).  Using the small flower cluster image in Colorful Seasons I stamped the paper a few times with Melon Mambo. Then I used the umbrella die in the Umbrella Weather Framelits that puts creases in the die cut to cut out two umbrellas.  I carefully folded the umbrellas to give them some depth.

I cut two umbrella handles from a piece of the Wood Textures DSP and snipped the ends.  Then I adhered them into the backs of the umbrellas.  Using Stampin’ Dimensionals, I popped them over the embossed panel.

My sentiment, from Colorful Seasons, is stamped in Crushed Curry on a piece of Whisper White, then cut out with a die from the Bunch of Banners Framelits.  I cut a second banner from Melon Mambo and adhered the two together with Liquid Glue.  Then I popped it over the umbrellas with some Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card front was done!

On the inside, I sponged a corner of a Whisper White panel with Crushed Curry ink and added some Colorful Seasons flowers over the top in Melon Mambo.

I SNAILd the panel to a Melon Mambo mat and into my Tranquil Tide (avail 1 May) card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got some more of the Crushed Curry sponging in the corner, with the addition of the Melon Mambo Colorful Seasons flowers…

…and I added some more of the Color Theory DSP Crushed Curry paper to the envelope flap, and added more of the Colorful Seasons flowers in Melon Mambo.

Et Voila!  I love how the leaves from the Colorful Seasons stamp set look with the emboss-resist and the Tranquil Tide ink. And I really think the umbrellas look like the ones in the inspiration photo, don’t you??  Hope you like!

TTFN

Mary


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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 2017 Occasions Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:   

The Colorful Seasons stamp set and Color Theory DSP are available on 1 June!! You can get the Tranquil Tide ink and card stock next week on the 1st when you buy the Eastern Palace bundles!! Whoo-hoo!!    


CARD CUTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:

Tranquil Tide Card Stock (avail 1 May): 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card stock, scored and folded at 5 1/2″)

Melon Mambo Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2 3/8″ x 4 7/8″ (mat for embossed panel); Bunch of Banners die cut mat for the sentiment

Whisper White Card Stock; 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); 2 1/4″ x 4 3/4″ (embossed panel); Bunch of Banners die cut sentiment

Color Theory DSP Stack (1 June): Umbrella Weather die cut umbrellas; envelope flap

Wood Textures DSP Stack (1 June): Umbrella Weather die cut handles.

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…

My fierce guard dog was put to the test today!

There was a giant truck – with wings!!! – and a tail!!! – sitting square in the middle of the drive.

It.  Was.  Not.  There. The.  Day.  Before.

Highly suspicious.

He bravely approached.

He woofed.

Woofing makes his pantaloons quiver.

He was a-quiver.  😂😃😃

I turned around and he decided he’d best get in the golf cart.

He watched it the whole way.

He had my six.

Even when he had to look away for a moment to check out a squirrel…he looked back real fast.

Just in case that monster got the wrong idea!

It didn’t.

It just sat there.

Only Finn was surprised by that!

TTFN

M

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Stampin’ Up! Eastern Palace for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop



Happy Thursday, y’all – and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!  Do you like our new header??  I think it’s gorgeous!  If you’ve been following along, you’ll know this is sketch week!  I’m excited to see the projects from our talented ladies-who-hop, and I know you are, too!

Here’s our sketch…

I wanted to showcase the Eastern Palace Suite for y’all today, since you’re all going to be able to start getting it for yourself on 1 May (that’s Monday!).  So that’s what I did.  Take a look-see:

 

I started with a mostly Very Vanilla pattern in the Eastern Palace Specialty DSP and SNAILd it to a Tranquil Tide mat.  Then I chose a Dapper Denim piece and adhered a smaller strip to the bottom of the panel.

I took a strip of Gold Foil and adhered it with Liquid Glue across the seam between the two DSP patterns.  And I made a narrower strip from one of the Gold Foil patterns in the set, snipped a banner in one end and adhered it over the Gold Foil strip.

For the sentiment and art focal point, I took a square of Gold Foil and used the dies from the Eastern Medallions Thinlits to cut the design.  These are three dies that nest inside each other and produce that beautiful cut-out!  

I inked up one of the curved sentiments in the Eastern Beauty stamp set with Basic Black Archival Ink and stamped it under the die cut.  Once the ink had dried, I popped the panel over the top of a square of Tranquil Tide with small pieces of Stampin’ Dimensionals.  The whole thing’s popped onto the card front with some more Dimensional and that was it for the card front.

On the inside, I stamped a second Eastern Beauty sentiment in Basic Black on a Very Vanilla panel.  I added an Eastern Gold Vinyl sticker around the sentiment and a second one across the bottom of the panel.

I SNAILd the panel to a Tranquil Tide mat and into my Very Vanilla Thick card stock card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

My Medium Very Vanilla Envelope got another of the pretty Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers across the front…

…and I added a little more the Eastern Palace Specialty DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  This is such a pretty suite of products – and you’re going to be able to grab up a bunch of the pieces and parts in some awesome bundles starting on Monday – and I’ll bring you more details about that in the next day or so.  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!

Amy Koenders

Shelagh Freemantle

Mary Deatherage – YOU ARE HERE!

Jari Francis

Kristi Gray

Jaime Babarczy

Have fun on the Hop!

TTFN

Mary


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You can see the Retiring List right here! There are some great deals on some awesome products so get your lists ready – go take a peek and happy shopping!  Here’s a handy link to the Retiring Products in my Online Store. 🙂

All the details are on my Promotions page – so check it out!


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT          
You’ll be able to get these Eastern Palace goodies starting on Monday!! 😊 


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Thick Very Vanilla Card Stock (1 June): 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, score and fold at 4 1/4″)

Tranquil Tide Card Stock (avail 1 May in the Premier Eastern Palace Bundle): 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3 1/4″ square (mat for sentiment panel)

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

Eastern Palace Specialty DSP (avail 1 May in both Eastern Palace bundles): 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); 1 3/4″  x 5 1/8″ (bottom rectangle on card front); 3/8″ x 5″ (banner across card front); envelope flap

Gold Foil: 3 1/8″ square (art/sentiment); 1/2″ x 5 1/8″ (strip across center of 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…will be back tomorrow!  No FFF’s on Blog Hop Days! 🙂

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Stampin’ Up! Eastern Dahlia Wedding Card

Happy Hawmp Day, y’all!  I’ll tell you what – I’m ready for this week to be done.  Work has been a total PITA.  The “real” job – not this one!  I’m ready to not have to think about it for a couple of days.

Or years.

Or…ever!

But…it’s still supporting my SU! habit, so…. you know.  Gotta keep doing it.

So – my card for today is a wedding card.  I made it using a new-to-me stamp called Definitely Dahlia – which is a single stamp with the most gorgeous flower image.  I added a little bit of Eastern Beauty (avail 1 June), some Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers (also 1 June), a little Sunshine Wishes Thinlit action and a sentiment from Floral Phrases  Yep, I was all over the place in my stash!  Take a look-see:

The layout of for my card is from the CAS(E) This Sketch challenge this week.

And the wedding theme is from Stamp Ink Paper.

I started with a piece of Tranquil Tide paper from the new Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Stack (1 June) that I matted on a piece of Tranquil Tide card stock (1 June).  Over that I adhered a Tea Lace Paper Doily with some Liquid Glue.

I also used a couple of Glue Dots – on the doily – to wrap some loops of Gold Metallic Thread.

The center panel started with a piece of Whisper White card stock.  I inked up my new Definitely Dahlia stamp with Versamark and stamped the panel, then sprinkled the image with Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  I heat embossed the flower and matted the panel on a Tranquil Tide mat.

For the sentiment, I used a die cut from the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits set.  I cut the die three times from Tranquil Tide and then adhered them all together in a stack with Liquid Glue.

The second part of the sentiment is from Eastern Beauty.  It’s a curved stamp – but I straightened it out when I stuck it to the acrylic block.  I inked just the words “is beautiful” in Versamark and stamped the panel.  Then I sprinkled it with more Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heated it up.  I added the die cut “love” with Liquid Glue and the card front was done! 🙂

On the inside, I pulled a sentiment that seemed to fit perfectly from the Floral Phrases stamp set and added it in Tranquil Tide ink to a Whisper White panel.  Across the bottom of the panel, I adhered an Eastern Gold Vinyl Sticker.

I SNAILd the panel to a Tranquil Tide mat and into my Whisper White card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got another of the Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers across the front…

…and a little more of the Fresh Florals DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I’ve had my eye on that Definitely Dahlia stamp for a long time (if it wasn’t clear, I only used about half of the image – it’s big, bold and beautiful!!) – I have no idea why I waited so long to add it to the stamp shelf!  I’m also liking the new designs in the Fresh Florals DSP Stack!  Hope you like! 🙂

Don’t forget to check out the Clearance Rack – SU! has been adding more goodies – some up to 60% off!!  Heck – that’s practically free! 😉

TTFN

Mary


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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 2017 Occasions Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:   

The Eastern Palace goodies – Eastern Beauty stamp set and Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers are available on 1 May!!  You can even get the Tranquil Tide card stock and ink then, too! Whoo-hoo!!   


CARD CUTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:

Whisper White Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card stock, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); 2 3/8″ x 5 1/8″ (sentiment panel); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

Tranquil Tide Card Stock (avail 1 June): 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2 1/2″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for sentiment panel); Sunshine Sayings Thinlit die cut sentiment 

Fresh Florals DSP Stack (avail 1 June); 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!


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Finn-Fan Fix…

Well, I caught him.

Mostly cuz he was sleeping.

Sleeping in the “do you have any idea what your dog is doing and why?” position.

What position is that, you say?

Well….

Maybe there was a bug.  

Crawling on the floor behind the chair.  Or on the cat scratching toy.  Or on the hearth.

And…he fell asleep mid-pursuit.

Bug pursuit.

The struggle is real.

TTFN

M

Categories: Bridal Shower, Feminine, Love, Wedding | Tags: , , , , , | 25 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Woodland Lovely Friends Sneak Peek

Mornin’, y’all!  Hope this post finds you well!

My card for today is another sneak peek – this time of the Lovely Friends stamp set and the bundled Lovely Laurels Thinlits.  I added a little bit of the Delightful Daisy DSP – sooooo pretty!! – and an old favorite…the Woodland TIEF!!  Take a look-see:

I played along with the Global Design Project challenge – which is a CASE The Designer challenge.

And my color scheme is inspired by the Sunday Stamps color challenge.

I started with a pretty Olive Green panel from the Delightful Daisy DSP (coming 1 June!) and I ran it thru one of my favorite embossing folders – the Woodland TIEF.  Then I matted it on a piece of Peekaboo Peach card stock.

I worked with the corner square element in the inspiration card and made a frame and sentiment panel.  I cut the sentiment panel from a piece of Whisper White, using a square Stitched Shapes Framelit.  The frame is two pieces – one in Always Artichoke and one in Whisper White.  I cut both of the frames with a scalloped square die in the Squares Layering Framelits – using two adjacent-sized dies.  To make the frame, I used the same square-sided die to cut the center out of both pieces.  I used Liquid Glue to adhere the two frames together.

I stamped the sentiment from the Lovely Friends stamp set (1 June).  I inked “Feeling Very” in Crumb Cake and stamped it first.  Then I cleaned my stamp and inked up “Blessed” in Old Olive and stamped it under the first portion of the sentiment.  I also added some Peekaboo Peach flourish images in the corners of the panel.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the sentiment panel and then popped the frame over it with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The floral decoration is all from Lovely Friends and the matching Lovely Laurel Thinlits.  I stamped several large and small flowers – these are all two-step images.  I used Peekaboo Peach and stamped the first image (the fill-in) in full strength or stamped-off-once ink.  Then I added the second step image.  I also stamped several where I only used the second step – some in full strength Peekaboo Peach and some in stamped off once ink.  I cut them all out with their matching dies with the Lovely Laurel set.

I cut a few leaves from Old Olive and Always Artichoke.  Then I built the arranegement with Liquid Glue and Stampin’ Dimensionals, adding a few loops of LinenThread, too.  Finally, I used some new Glitter Enamel Dots (avail 1 June) in pale Crushed Curry and Old Olive and added them to the larger flowers.  The small flowers got a Pearl Basic Jewel Embellishment, and the card front was done.

On the inside, I just added a Peekaboo Peach flourish and some Pear Pizzazz dots (both from Lovely Friends!) in the corners of a Whisper White panel.

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

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more of the Lovely Friends flourishes and dots on the front…

…and a little more of the Delightful Daisy DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I love the versatility and diversity of the Delightful Daisy DSP.  And the sentiments in Lovely Friends are…lovely?? 😏…and quite varied, too!  I hope you like!

A quick note from Stampin’ Up! They’ve update the Clearance Rack with more items – some up to 60% off!!  Whoo-hoo!  So be sure to check it out soon – get the great deals before they’re gone!

TTFN

Mary


HOST CODE FOR 16 APR – 30 APR: GGZD4AQ3

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 2017 Occasions Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:   

The Lovely Friends stamp set and Lovely Laurel Thinlits will be available as a bundle on 1 June, as will the Delightful Daisy DSP and the new Glitter Enamel Dots!   


CARD CUTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:

Always Artichoke Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card stock, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); 2 3/4″ scallop square (outer frame – )

Peekaboo Peach Card Stock (avail 1 June): 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2 1/2″ x 3 3/4″ (mat for sentiment panel); Everyday Jars Thinlits die cut leaves 

Whisper White Card Stock: 2 1/2″ scallop square (inner frame – 2 1/8″ straight square cut out); 2 1/8″ Stitched Shapes square (sentiment); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

Delightful Daisy DSP Stack (avail 1 June); 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!


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Finn-Fan Fix…

I’ve got some bad news, folks.

Finn has become a paparrazi-phobe.

Yes, it’s true.  

He gets himself in a cute position, holds his lips adorably, tilts his head perfectly.  And then…

…as soon as I pull out the camera…

…he moves.

Which is all to say that I don’t have a new picture of the Diva.

Can boys be divas??  I don’t know.

But since he became the teacher’s pet at class the other day – he’s been pretty slippery in the photo-op department.

So…I took a picture of something that couldn’t move.

That’s my veggie plants from the Territorial Seeds company.  They’re resting on my recently compost-refreshed bed.  I’ll wait another day or so before I get them planted – I think the chicken and mushroom compost I put in on Sunday is still a little too hot!

This year I’m planting EIGHT Ancho Magnifico plants!!  Chile Rellleno casseroles in my future!!  Yumm!!

Hopefully I’ll get sneakier and have a pic of Himself for you tomorrow!

TTFN

M

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Stampin’ Up! Jar of Love Colorful Seasons Sneak Peek

Mornin’, y’all!  Happy Monday!  Hope your week has gotten off to a good start.

Last night I did a Facebook Live video to demonstrate the card I’m sharing with you today (I’ve included a link to it down below if you’re interested!).  I used the new Colorful Seasons stamp set with the bundled Seasonal Layers Thinlits (both available 1 June) and a little bit of Jar of Love and Everyday Jars (available right now!).  Throw in a touch of Wood Textures DSP (1 June), and…take a look-see:

I used the inspiration photo at Just Us Girls this week to inspire many of the elements of this card.

To start off, I embossed a Very Vanilla panel in the Sparkle TIEF and matted it on a piece of new Lemon-Lime Twist card stock (avail 1 June).

On the middle Very Vanilla panel, I stamped just the word “Breathe” from the Colorful Seasons stamp set, in Berry Burst Ink (also avail 1 June).

Using a piece of Wood Textures DSP, I cut the adirondack chair using the cool die in the Seasonal Thinlits die set and adhered it to the panel with a little Liquid Glue.  I stamped the tall glass image in Berry Burst (just the glass portion – it’s photopolymer so it’s easy to just ink part of the image) and cut it with the matching die.  Then I used my Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Write Marker to add a straw and popped it on with a piece of a Stampin’ Dimensional.

My flowers are all from the Jar of Love stamp set – I stamped a bunch of them in Daffodil Delight, Peekaboo Peach and Flirty Flamingo and cut them with the matching die from the Everyday Jars Framelits.  I also cut two of the leaves/stems from Lemon-Lime Twist and then cut a few short pieces from them.

I stuck the leaves on the panel with Liquid Glue, and then added flowers with Liquid Glue and Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I Fast Fuse’d a Lemon-Lime Twist mat to the card front, and then popped the completed sentiment panel over top with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  A little seed Pearl Basic Jewels Embellishment in each little flower center finished off the card front.

On the inside, I stamped a second sentiment from Colorful Seasons in Berry Burst on a Very Vanilla panel and then added a few flowers from Jar of Love in Daffodil Delight, Peekaboo Peach and Flirty Flamingo.

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Lemon-Lime Twist mat and into a Very Vanilla Thick card base (avail 1 June), popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got more of the Jar of Love flowers on the front…

…and I embossed the envelope flap in the Sparkle TIEF!

Et Voila!  How cool is that adirondack chair from the Seasonal Layers thinlits – especially when cut from some Wood Textures DSP!  And I just love the sentiments and images in the Colorful Seasons stamp set.  I hope you like and are adding them to your wish list!

If you’d like to check out the video…here ’tis!

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

Y’all have a super day and I’ll see you tomorrow! 🙂

TTFN

Mary


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STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:   

The Colorful Seasons stamp set and Seasonal Layers Thinlits will be available as a bundle on 1 June, as will the Lemon-Lime Twist card stock, Very Vanilla Thick card stock, Berry Burst Ink Pad and Wood Textures DSP Stack!  


CARD CUTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:

Very Vanilla Thick Card Stock (avail 1 June): 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card stock, scored and folded at 4 1/4″)

Lemon-Lime Twist Card Stock (avail 1 June): 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2 1/2″ x 3 3/4″ (mat for sentiment panel); Everyday Jars Thinlits die cut leaves 

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

Wood Textures DSP Stack (avail 1 June); Seasonal Thinlits die cut chair

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…

Yesterday was Finn’s first day at Obedience School.

As we all expected…he was a star!!

Of course, he’s in a class with a 14 week old Boxer puppy (who will seriously give the Finn-ster a run for his money in the “CUTE CUTE CUTE” department!!), a 7 month old German Shepherd who is, unfortunately, in charge of both her parents, and a 4 year old German Shepherd who also has a bit of the wool pulled over his mom’s eyes.

So – the competition wasn’t stiff, y’all.

But.  Of them all – here’s how Finn decided it was best to wait for class to start.

Just chillin’.  Waiting for the teacher to come tell him he’s going to be the pet.

She used us as the example of what to do right all the way thru the class.

She did ask me at the end….now, why are you here again!?!?

Yea.  He was that good.

But then – we all knew it would be so, didn’t we?!?

TTFN

M

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Stampin’ Up! Colorful & Delightful Daisy Thank You

Good morning!!  I hope your weekend is going well!

This afternoon, I’ll be taking the Finn-ster to our first obedience class.  Time for him to figure out that he can behave nicely even with other dogs and people around!  It’s step one towards my goal to do pet therapy with him!  Once I get home, I’ll be getting ready to do my Sunday night Facebook Live with y’all.  Not sure yet what we’re going to make, but…I think we’ll have fun!  So be sure to come on over to my Facebook page at 8pm Eastern this evening.  Here’s a link right to the page!

Now for today, I really tried to resist my strong desire to use my new favoritest bundle from the new catalog – the Daisy Delight bundle.

I tried.

And failed. 🙂

So I paired it up with some Color Theory DSP (also available 1 June) and this is what I ended up with.  Take a look-see:

I played along with a couple of challenges on this one.  The first, from Freshly Made Sketches, inspired the layout.

And the color scheme is from the CAS-ual Fridays challenge.

I elected to use Dapper Denim for my navy color, and began by SNAILing a piece of the Color Theory DSP Stack to a Powder Pink mat.  Powder Pink is one of the new 2017-2019 In Colors!

My center panel is simply a piece of Whisper White, matted on Powder Pink card stock and SNAILd to the card front.

I used a little Liquid Glue to adhere a piece of Powder Pink card stock to the Whisper White panel.  I stamped the sentiment from Daisy Delight in Dapper Denim on Whisper White and popped it over the Powder Pink mat with some Stampin’ Dimensionals.

For my flowers, I stamped the large flower image from Daisy Delight in Powder Pink four times on some Whisper White card stock, and cut them out with the Daisy Punch.

I used a Blender Pen to brush some Pink Pirouette ink near the center of the flowers, and then used Liquid Glue to stack two together.  I popped the flowers onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals and added a couple of Clear Faceted Gems (coming in the new catalog on 1 June) to the middles.

On the inside, I stamped some more Daisy Delight flowers in Powder Pink in the corner of a Whisper White panel.  Once again, I brushed Pink Pirouette onto the petals and the center of the flowers with a Blender Pen.  Then I used the flower-middle image in Daisy Delight to stamp a Powder Pink middle.  Finally, I added a second Daisy Delight sentiment in Dapper Denim.

I SNAILd the panel to a Powder Pink mat and into my Dapper Denim card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got a couple more Powder Pink Daisy Delight flowers on the front…

…and I added a little more of the Dapper Denim Color Theory DSP to the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I couldn’t help it, y’all.  I just love this set!!  Daisy Delight and the matching Daisy Punch.  Wow!  I hope you like – and….well.  You know the rest!  Get your wish lists ready!!

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


HOST CODE FOR 16 APR – 30 APR: GGZD4AQ3

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 2017 Occasions Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


You can see the Retiring List right here! There are some great deals on some awesome products so get your lists ready – go take a peek and happy shopping!  Here’s a handy link to the Retiring Products in my Online Store. 🙂

All the details are on my Promotions page – so check it out!


Be Sure You’re Going to Receive Your Own Copy of the new

2017-2018 Annual Catalog!!

I’ll be mailing a new Stampin’ Up! catalog to anyone on my customer list who has made a $50 or more purchase in the past 12 months.   PLEASE, if you are one of my regular customers, log in to your online account (here), click on your Account Information and verify that your mailing address is correct so that you’ll get your new catalog quick as you can!


I hope you’ll join me tonight when I go live on Facebook!  If not, I’ll see you tomorrow! 🙂

TTFN
Mary


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:   

The Daisy Delight stamp set, Daisy Punch, Color Theory DSP Stack, Powder Pink ink/cardstock and the Clear Faceted Gems will be available on 1 June! 


CARD CUTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:

Dapper Denim Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card stock, scored and folded at 5 1/2″)

Powder Pink Card Stock (avail 1 June): 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2 1/8″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for center panel); 7/8″ x 3″ (mat for sentiment)

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

Color Theory DSP Stack (avail 1 June); 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!


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Finn-Fan Fix…

Well, he’s back.  Finn has got his groove back!

But – he still didn’t have it on Friday night.  He only made it about half way to the barn with me when I went to tuck the horses in.

Guess he figured he was still meeting the intent of taking care of me, long as he could see me!

Or at least hear me!

Once he got back in the house, though….the great weariness overcame him once again….

Yes.  It overcame him right in the middle of chewing his bone.  One second he was chewing and then….asleep.

Check the tongue! And the fang sticking out.  LOL

Ridiculously cute.

TTFN

M

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Stampin’ Up! Pieces & Patterns Sneak Peek

Good morning, y’all!  I’ve got a quick and easy super-simple-single-stamp-set-sneak-peek card for you today – cuz I know everyone’s busy with weekend things!

The Pick a Pattern Suite includes a fun and colorful Designer Paper and a cute little stamp set called Pieces & Patterns.

I let the designer paper do a lot of the work on this little card with the stamp set playing a supporting role.  Take a look-see:

The layout comes from the CAS(E) This Sketch challenge this week.

I started with a piece of the Pick a Pattern DSP in Flirty Flamingo, SNAILing it to a Basic Black mat.  I think this paper is so fun – when I look at it I think of the Mystery Machine.  You know – the van in the Scooby-Doo cartoons?!?  I know – it was blue and green, but…still! 😊

The middle layer is a piece of Whisper White, also matted on Basic Black.  I stamped the sentiment from Pieces & Patterns in Flirty Flamingo near the bottom of the panel.  I surrounded it with the little circles image from the set.  They’re stamped in Sahara Sand ink  – I stamped it off on scrap paper before stamping the panel.  Then I colored a few of the circles with my Emerald Envy, Crushed Curry and Flirty Flamingo Stampin’ Write Markers and adhered the panel to the card front with SNAIL.

For my little flowers, I stamped them in Basic Black Archival Ink on Whisper White card stock and fussy cut them.  I colored a couple of them in Emerald Envy and one in Crushed Curry.  Then I adhered the Crushed Curry flower with Liquid Glue and popped the others on with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

To finish it off, I added some Crushed Curry Glitter Enamel Dots to the flowers and near the sentiment.  These are fun little embellishments – you get different sizes and they come in ombre shading!

On the inside, I added some more of the little circles in stamped-off-once Sahara Sand and colored them in Crushed Curry, Flirty Flamingo and Emerald Envy.

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

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more Pieces & Patterns circles…

…and a bit more of the Pick a Pattern DSP on the envelope flap.  I also added another little Pieces & Patterns flower in Basic Black Archival Ink, Emerald Envy and Crushed Curry.

Et Voila!  I think this is a fun little card – and you could change up the color scheme for the sentiment and flowers.  Hope you like and will be adding this to your wish list!

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


HOST CODE FOR 16 APR – 30 APR: GGZD4AQ3

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 2017 Occasions Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


You can see the Retiring List right here! There are some great deals on some awesome products so get your lists ready – go take a peek and happy shopping!  Here’s a handy link to the Retiring Products in my Online Store. 🙂

All the details are on my Promotions page – so check it out!


Be Sure You’re Going to Receive Your Own Copy of the new

2017-2018 Annual Catalog!!

I’ll be mailing a new Stampin’ Up! catalog to anyone on my customer list who has made a $50 or more purchase in the past 12 months.   PLEASE, if you are one of my regular customers, log in to your online account (here), click on your Account Information and verify that your mailing address is correct so that you’ll get your new catalog quick as you can!


Hope y’all have a great Saturday – and I’ll be back tomorrow with another card to share! 🙂

TTFN
Mary


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:   

The Pieces & Patterns stamp set, Pick a Pattern DSP and Glitter Enamel Dots will be available on 1 June! 


CARD CUTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:

Whisper White Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card stock, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); 1 7/8″ x 5 1/8″  (sentiment panel); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

Basic Black Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for sentiment panel)

Pick a Pattern DSP:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (front banner); 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!


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Finn-Fan Fix…

Poor pooped puppy!!  

I’ve not seen him so quiet since the first days he lived with us and wasn’t sure what was what!

He spent most of Friday like this….

…either in the house with the A/C on or under the golf cart.

But – he’s a resilient soul.  By feeding time yesterday evening…back to pretty much normal.

We were taking the trash to the can and getting the mail.  He likes to carry the leash when it’s on him.  

We don’t know why.

It makes him happy, so…I’m good with it!

Suspecting we’ll see the return of the boinger some time today! 🙂

TTFN

M

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Stampin’ Up! Crafting Forever Sneak Peek

It’s Friday!  And my puppy is back, my husband is recovering and my vegetable plants will arrive today!  Whoo-hooo!

I have a cute little card to share with you today, courtesy of the new Crafting Forever stamp set (available 1 June) in the new 2017-2018 Annual Catalog.  I paired it with a little bit of Pick a Pattern DSP (1 June) and came up with a simple CAS card.  Take a look-see:

I played with the sketch challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

And my not-my-normal-style color palette is from the Color Throwdown challenge this week.

I used Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Rich Razzleberry and Crushed Curry for this card!

To begin, I took a piece of Whisper White card stock and added Rich Razzleberry “stitches” around the edge with my Stampin’ Write Markers, then SNAILd it to a Pumpkin Pie mat.

The middle panel is a piece of Crushed Curry paper from the Pick a Pattern DSP, matted on Pumpkin Pie and SNAILd to the card front.

I stamped the scissors from the Crafting Forever stamp set, in Basic Black Archival Ink, on Whisper White, and fussy cut them.  I kind of liked the symmetry of cutting the scissors out with my scissors! 😏

I colored the handles with my Stampin’ Write Markers in Pumpkin Pie, Rich Razzleberry and Real Red and used Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere them to the card.

My Crafting Forever sentiment is stamped in Real Red on Whisper White and cut with a Stitched Shapes Framelits circle, then matted on a scalloped Pumpkin Pie circle cut with the Circles Layering Framelits.  I popped that on with Dimensionals, and the card front was done!  See?  Told ya it was quick and easy!!

For my inner liner, I repeated the Rich Razzleberry “stitches” around a Whisper White panel and added the Crafting Forever scissors in Basic Black Archival Ink.  Then I colored the handles with my Crushed Curry Stampin’ Write Marker.

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

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got another pair of scissors on the front – this one colored in Real Red…

…and a bit more of the Pick a Pattern DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  This Crafting Forever stamp set is so cute – and it’s also the Angel Policy stamp set for 2017-2018.  Hope you like – and will be adding it to your wish list! 😊

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


HOST CODE FOR 16 APR – 30 APR: GGZD4AQ3

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 2017 Occasions Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


You can see the Retiring List right here! There are some great deals on some awesome products so get your lists ready – go take a peek and happy shopping!  Here’s a handy link to the Retiring Products in my Online Store. 🙂

All the details are on my Promotions page – so check it out!


Be Sure You’re Going to Receive Your Own Copy of the new

2017-2018 Annual Catalog!!

I’ll be mailing a new Stampin’ Up! catalog to anyone on my customer list who has made a $50 or more purchase in the past 12 months.   PLEASE, if you are one of my regular customers, log in to your online account (here), click on your Account Information and verify that your mailing address is correct so that you’ll get your new catalog quick as you can!


Just a heads up – I’ll shortly be announcing my 2017-2018 Annual Catalog Shares.  Shares are a good way to get a taste of all the new papers and ribbons  and embellishments in a new catalog, without having to buy full packs of anything!  And there are tons of new ribbons and embellishments, OBTW!  Kind of a test drive – then you can decide what you do NOT want.  I put it that way cuz I’m pretty sure your WANT list is going to be way bigger than your DON’T WANT list!  So watch for that and I hope you’ll join me! 😊

TTFN
Mary


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:   

The Crafting Forever stamp set and Pick a Pattern DSP will be available on 1 June! 


CARD CUTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:

Rich Razzleberry Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card stock, scored and folded at 4 1/4″)

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

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

Pick a Pattern DSP:  2 3/8″ x 3 5/8″ (front banner); 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…

So – the Finn-meister is home.

And he’s a good Aussie.

Which is to say…he’s exhausted! 😊👍😊👍

He and Ryder played and swam and ran and played and swam and ran….

Here’s how the pick-up went…

On the way down there, I reminded Wayne that Finn was going to be terribly excited to see us.  He was likely going to do a lot of leaping and wiggling and jumping around.  Protect the belly!

We were prepared.

Finn – was not.  He walked into the room – flat footed.  Tail definitely wagged – but…he was very quiet.  I know he was happy to see us.

He simply didn’t have an iota of excess energy with which to express it!

He laid down on the floorboard of the van and slept all the way home.  As I type this – he’s sacked out flat on the floor in the bathroom where the tile is cool and the A/C is blowing on him.

All in all – a wonderful experience for him!

It was a little embarrassing listening to all the praise heaped upon his freckled face, though!  

I got the distinct impression that they liked him.

At least a little bit! 😎😎

TTFN

M

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