Stampin’ Up! Lovely Words Better Together!

Happy Hawwmp Day, y’all!  Gotta love these 4 day work weeks, huh?  We just started – but we’re halfway thru!  Whoo-hoo!

But we’re closer than ever to a Pretty Big Deal.  Tomorrow is….new Catalog Launch Day!!  Whoo-hoo!!  Speaking of which….here’s some things to know about tomorrow.

  • Sales for the 2017-2018 annual catalog begin at noon (Mountain Time)
  • The Online Store will be unavailable from midnight (MT) tonight until noon (MT) tomorrow while Stampin’ Up! transitions their systems to the new catalog.  Ordering will be restored no later than noon (MT).  

So…what does that mean?  It means that if you’re one of those people who drink extra coffee at night to stay awake late to get in on the first few minutes of the launch or do the higher level math to determine what time mountain time is where you live and then set your alarm to get up early….well, don’t!  There’s no point!  You’ll be up late or early for no actual Stampin’ Up! reason!  Sleep!  Rest your buying fingers!!  Be fresh and ready to go when the store comes back online at noon Mountain Time!!

Okay – with that out of the way, let’s talk cards!  I made a card today using the new Lovely Words Thinlits (avail tomorrow!!), a little Better Together (avail now) and a few other little pieces and parts.  The end result is a card that would work for….a Silver Wedding anniversary?  Bridal Shower? Wedding?  Confirmation?  Take a look-see:

This card played along with two challenges.  The first, from Fab Friday, inspired the layout.

And the second gave me the color palette.  Just Us Girls had a photo challenge this week.

I started with a piece of Whisper White card stock for the mat.  Using the lace strip image from the Timeless Textures stamp set, I stamped that image all the way around the edge of the panel in Versamark Ink and then heat embossed it with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  It’s really hard (okay – possibly impossible!) to see in the pictures.  Maybe if you squint…

Maybe not…

The card front itself is another piece of Whisper White card stock that I dry embossed in the Holly TIEF.

For my art, I cut a strip of Silver Foil and made banner ends with my Banner Triple Punch, then embossed it in the new Sparkle TIEF.  I adhered that to the card front with Liquid Glue.

The next strip – I made with my Diagonal Stripe background stamp.  I stamped the image in Versamark on Whisper White, sprinkled it with Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heated it up.  Then I cut a strip and adhered that over the first strip with Liquid Glue.

I used the Hugs die in the Lovely Words Thinlits to cut my sentiment from some Silver Foil.  Since that die leaves a negative image in the paper, I used a smooth-edged Circles Layering Framelit to cut it out.  Then I adhered it to a scallop-edge circle of Whisper White with some Liquid Glue.

Using my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, I aligned and stamped the sentiment from Lovely Inside & Out (the coordinating stamp set to Lovely Words – which will be available in a money-saving bundle in the new catalog!) in Smoky Slate Ink.  Then I popped the whole thing on with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The last piece of the card front is a little Whisper White heart.  I first heat embossed that lace image from Timeless Textures  – with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder – on a Whisper White scrap.  Then I cut it out with the smallest heart in the Sweet & Sassy Framelits.  I adhered it with a Stampin’ Dimensional and some Liquid Glue!

On the inside, I made another Timeless Textures heat embossed mat – just like for the front.  Then I SNAILd a second Whisper White panel to that.  I used a sentiment from Better Together and stamped it in Smoky Slate ink, once again using my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig.  Then I cut two more embossed hearts and adhered them with Liquid Glue.

I SNAILd the panel into a Thick Whisper White card base.  On the front, I first SNAIld my heat-embossed mat to the card base, then popped the card front over that with Stampin’ Dimensionals – and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got another Timeless Textures lace image heat embossed in white down the right side of the envelope…

…and then I heat embossed a sentiment from Lovely Inside & Out in Silver on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I promise – making this card is a lot easier than taking its picture!  Sheesh – I’m so sorry, you guys!  It looks so pretty and elegant in person and I’m pretty bummed it doesn’t show up so well in the pictures.  But – in the end, the idea is to make a card that looks good in person, right??   Anyway – I hope you like what you can see of it – the Lovely Inside & Out bundle is a lot of fun – the thinlits are too cool!  

Be sure to scroll on down and check out the ordering special that starts tomorrow from Stampin’ Up!, okay?  And there’s still time to get my In Color Bundles and the Eastern Palace bundles!  Those all go away tonight!

There’s a lot of info between here and the FFF, so be sure to check it all out – I don’t want you to miss a great deal, okay??  Finn’ll still be there when you get there!  😉




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

Earn an ADDITIONAL $35 in Stampin’ Rewards During our Host Rewards Promotion!!

We’ve got a great Host Rewards Promotion fixin’ to happen in the month of June!  For workshop or individual orders of $350 – you’re going to get an EXTRA $35 in Host cash/Stampin’ Rewards to spend!!

Promotion Details

  • Promotion dates: June 1–30
  • To participate in the Book-A-Thon, join the Party Planning Facebook page by May 30.
  • Workshop, Demonstrator, Customer, and online orders all qualify for this promotion
  • Starter Kit orders do not qualify for this promotion, however the extra Stampin’ Rewards can be used towards the purchase of the Starter Kit.
  • The qualifying amount must be reached with commissionable merchandise prior to shipping and tax
  • The additional Stampin’ Rewards offered during this promotion will only be awarded once per order
  • Make sure you open and close your orders during the timeframe of this promotion (June 1-30) to earn the extra Stampin’ Rewards

Here’s a link to a flyer with all the details!

Interested in being a host and gathering up those host dollars – but…you don’t live in Fayetteville, GA?!?

Now’s a great time do to a Catalog Launch Party!

1.  Gather up some friends – near or far
2.  I’ll send them a new 2017-2018 Annual Catalog
3.  We’ll give them some time to browse and pick their favorites
4.  They place their orders thru my online store, using the Host Code I’ll give them
5.  YOU cash in when you close your Workshop!

Easy Peasy!

 Stamps-N-Lingers 2017-2019 In Color Bundles Sale – ends tonight!


Two Days Left to grab my Stamps-N-Lingers 2017-2019 In Color Bundles!

Bundle #1 – this 2017-2019 In Color Bundle is the full-meal-deal, y’all!  This bundle is $99 and includes free shipping (I can only ship to the US, folks!), free tax and a free goody!  Buying it all separately (including shipping, tax and your Free Goodie!) would be about $130 (sorta depends on how much you’d give Uncle Sam!!)

In this bundle you’ll get:

  • 2017-2019 In Color Stampin’ Write Markers
  • 2017-2018 In Color Ink Refills!
  • 2017-2019 In Color Ink Pads – all 5!
  • 2017-2010 In Color 12″ x 12″ Card Stock Pack
  • Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Stack
  • 2017-2019 In Color 8 1/2″ x 11″ Card Stock Pack
  • FREE 2017-2019 In Color Bitty Bows OR FREE 2017-2019 In Color Glitter Acrylic Shapes

Bundle #2 – this is for those folks who bought either of the Eastern Palace Bundles.  Y’all already have three of the five new In Color ink pads, so…I have a second bundle just for you.  I call it…The Eastern Palace Owners 2017-2019 In Color Bundle.  Catchy, huh? 🙂  This one is $89 and still gets free shipping and tax and a free goody!  The total cost if you bought them separately would be around $120.

In this special bundle, you’ll get almost the same thing as in the first bundle – but minus the three In Colors you’ve already got!

  • 2017-2019 In Color Stampin’ Write Markers
  • 2017-2018 In Color Ink Refills!
  • 2017-2019 In Color Ink Pads – Powder Pink and Berry Burst!
  • 2017-2010 In Color 12″ x 12″ Card Stock Pack
  • Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Stack
  • 2017-2019 In Color 8 1/2″ x 11″ Card Stock Pack
  • FREE 2017-2019 In Color Bitty Bows OR FREE 2017-2019 In Color Glitter Acrylic Shapes

On both bundles, you get to choose from one of two great In Color embellishment packs!  Free!

Finally – I have one more deal.  You’ve seen me use the wonderful new 1/2″ Finely Woven Ribbon on a few cards now.  And you know it comes in each of the new In Colors.  Wouldn’t it be nice to have a whole spool of each one??  Well….

This is a special Add On Bundle.  You can buy it in addition (so…not all by it’s lonesome!) to either of the bundles listed above.  And – you’ll get all five In Colors for $35 with free shipping and tax!

How do you get in on the fun?  Well – fill out the form below.  As soon as I get your order, I’ll blast you a PayPal invoice.  Then I’ll place the order on the 1st and your goodies will be on their way!  Easy. 


Online Host Club – One Spot Left for the July – Dec Club!

I’ve got 3 openings in my July – December Club.  The club will cover the new Annual Catalog and the fall-release of the 2017 Holiday Catalog!  You know you’re going to want to order lots of goodies from both catalogs – so why not get some Host Rewards at the same time??  

Here’s how it works….

You sign up for a 6 month term and commit to:

  • Placing a $25.00 minimum order by the 20th of each month
  • And you’ll use the Host code I’ll provide in an email sent out at the beginning of each month

Once 6 members have joined, a random draw will determine your host month and you are guaranteed:

  • A $150.00 Workshop order during your host month
  • $15.00 minimum of Stampin’ Rewards dollars to spend on the exclusive Host Stamp Sets, or any other current Stampin’ Up! product during your host month
  • You earn TWO Peppermint Reward points for every $25 that you order on your Host Club Orders. So your $25.00 order earns TWO Peppermints every month, a $50 order earns 4 reward points, a $75 order earns you 6 reward points, etc. You’ll earn at least 12 reward points during your membership, building up your Peppermints towards FREE Items!
  • FREE monthly tutorial with 4-5 projects
  • FREE catalogs during your membership term
  • FREE shipping in your Host Month
  • A FREE STAMP SET of your choice valued up to $20 at the end of the 6 months, any current set (excluding host sets)!
  • At the end of the 6 months, you’ll get first dibs at signing up for the next 6 month term
  • During your host month you’re welcome to gather extra orders to increase your host rewards (just give your friends the host code for their orders), it’s that easy!  

So what do you think?  If it sounds like a good idea, let me know right quick and we’ll get you signed up!  You can drop me a line right at:!


The Eastern Palace Suite is available thru the end of May in two awesome bundles!  Just so you know, while all the products will still be available when the catalog goes live on 1 June, these bundles will NOT be!  Nope – they go away at tonight!!

Bundle #1 – The Starter Bundle – Item #147196 – $60.50   Perfect for the beginning crafter!!

Bundle #2 – The Premier Bundle – #147207 – $103.50  Perfect for the more experienced crafter or, if you’re anything like me, you just want it all! 😎 Trust me – this is the one you want!!

This super-sized bundle includes:

  • Eastern Beauty Photopolymer Stamp Set
  • Eastern Medallions Thinlits Dies
  • Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper
  • Eastern Palace Cardstock Pack
  • Mini Tassels Assortment
  • Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers
  • Fresh Fig, Lemon Lime Twist, and Tranquil Tide Classic Stampin’ Pads
  • FREE GIFT: Very Vanilla Medium Envelopes
  • FREE GIFT: new Very Vanilla Thick Cardstock 

Get a complete list of everything included in both bundles on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page!


The Lovely Inside & Out Bundle and the Sparkle TIEF will be available starting tomorrow! 🙂


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

Whisper White Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3 3/4″ x 5″ (card front and inner liner); 2 3/4″ scallop circle (under the Silver sentiment); small Sweet & Sassy hearts (x3); 5/8″ x 3 1/4″ (silver embossed Diagonal Stripe strip)

Silver Foil: 1″ x 4 1/4″ (embossed silver strip); Lovely Words Thinlits die

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 guess I’ve told you that we’re testing for our Canine Good Citizen certificate this weekend?

So – we’re practicing (even though his MO is to do really well at home and then get a little slack in class…)

I try to take every opportunity to reinforce that he has to “do the stuff” even when there’s other – much better, much more fun, way more exciting! – things to do than heel and sit and stay.


What’s so significant about this picture?

No – it’s not that my tennis shoe is obviously moments away from falling completely apart.

Although it is. 😉

Nope – it’s the fact that he’s off-leash, in a near-perfect sit, almost exactly where he’s supposed to be.  And he came there on one “Here” command.

Aaaaaannnnddd – Wayne is out of the frame, dumping Bo’s feed in his tub in the pasture.  About a 2 second Aussie sprint from where we’re standing!

And we know Finn loves….his dad.  Bo.  And HORSE FOOOOOOOOOOOD!!

So a huge enticement to leave.  But he didn’t!

I think we might pass on Sunday! 😉



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16 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Lovely Words Better Together!

  1. Wow, simply stunning Mary! Your silver and white color combo is amazing and I love your layering. Great design!

    Very impressive Finn! He’s a smart little dude! 🙂

  2. juliejphoto

    Of course he will pass! He is a smart dog!
    When I first saw the card, I thought, “This isn’t up to Mary’s usual standards.” However, later pics do show how lovely it really is. I love the white and silver, so pretty, and suitable for many occasions. Perhaps time consuming with all the embossing, but I LOVE embossing. Both kinds.

    • I know. The pictures are pretty non-disclosing-of-detail, for sure! But – it does have a lot of tone-on-tone textures. I love embossed things, too! Love the feel. Thanks so much, Julie. And – Finn’s only problem will be if his sister is there. She’s hard to resist. Oh – and his mom. His mom sometimes screws up!! 😉

  3. Kathleen VanDeVeere

    Very classy card!
    And first class Finn!!! And not just first IN class. 😃

  4. Beautiful card, Mary. I love the silver and the embossing. So elegant!

  5. This is wonderful! I’m really loving this bundle, and I totally love what you’ve done with it here – white and silver are so elegant! Great combo of textures, too! Thanks so much for playing at Fab Friday!

  6. Susan K

    This is a really pretty card and I can see all the textures. You are so creative!
    Good luck to Finn. I think he is ready–and Mom will do fine too! (One of my grand-dogs has her Canine Good Citizens Certification. It’s a great honor!)

    • I’m glad you can see the textures, Susan! Since the whole card kind of depends on them!! Thanks so much – and I appreciate the encouragement for Sunday! 🙂

  7. scrapperatheart

    Such a lovely card and I can sure tell that the photo inspired you! Love your silver banners too! Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls!

  8. I can totally see how awesome your card is from the photos! The silver die cut really stands out against the embossing! Thanks for sharing at Fab Friday!

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