Monthly Archives: November 2017

Stampin’ Up! Musical Good Tidings for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop



Happy Thursday, y’all – and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! It’s color week here on the Hop – and these are wonderful colors together!  Be sure to check out all the ladies’ projects when you get done here!  

This really is one of my very favorite color combinations!

I decided to go straight up Christmas – didja doubt it??  To that end – I used the lovely Good Tidings stamp set and my fave Merry Music Specialty DSP.  Take a look-see:

I also borrowed a layout from this week’s Paper Players sketch challenge!

It’s there – turn your head on your side and you’ll see it! 😉

And the Christmas theme works perfectly with this week’s Global Design Project challenge!

I started with a piece of the Merry Music Specialty DSP and cut a large oval from the middle with a Stitched Shapes Framelits die.

Now – upon further reflection – if you make this card, please stamp your sentiment and holly first and then cut the oval.  It will be ever so much easier for you!

Duh.  What a goof, Mary!

It still worked out even though I did things bass-ackwards!

First I stamped the big and beautiful sentiment from the Good Tidings stamp set in Basic Black Archival Ink in the oval – cheating towards the bottom right…

For the holly – I used Old Olive and Basic Black.  I stamped the first image – and I stamped it a couple of times to really get a dark leaf – in  Old Olive.  I stamped the second image (the detailed leaf) in the Basic Black Archival Ink.  I used Cherry Cobbler and stamped both of the berry images.

I matted the oval on a Cherry Cobbler scalloped oval and Fast Fuse’d the card front to its own Cherry Cobbler mat.  I adhered a length of Basic Black 3/8″ Shimmer Ribbon around the panel, securing it in the back with scotch tape and used a short length of the Shimmer Ribbon to tie a faux bow.  Then I used Liquid Glue to add the matted sentiment over the top – being sure to get the music all lined up!  

I stamped another large holly sprig and one of the smaller sprigs on some Whisper White card stock and fussy cut it.  Then I popped them over the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals and Liquid Glue.

I brushed Clear Wink of Stella over the fussy cut leaves to add a little shimmer.  Then I made some berries by coloring Pearl Basic Jewels with my Dark Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blends Marker!  When I added them to the holly, the card front was done! 🙂

On the inside Whisper White panel, I added more Old Olive and Basic Black holly sprigs from Good Tidings (brushing them with Clear Wink) and a second sentiment in Basic Black Archival Ink.  Then I matted the panel on Cherry Cobbler and repeated my Basic Black 3/8″ Shimmer Ribbon treatment.

I Fast Fuse’d the panel into my Basic Black card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got another Good Tidings holly sprig on the front…

…and some more of the Merry Music Specialty DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  How pretty is that color combination, y’all!?!  And when used with the beautiful Good Tidings stamp set and some Merry Music Specialty DSP – instant Christmas glam!!  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

Jaimie Babarczy

Have fun on the Hop!!

TTFN

Mary


HOST CODE FOR 16 NOV – 30 NOV: 94TNJG77

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 from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog or the 2017 Holiday Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


The Great Year-End Sale is Almost Here!

We’re wishing 2017 a fond farewell by throwing a Year-End Sales Event in its honor!  Starting on Friday, you’ll be smiling over special deals on select retiring and surplus items while supplies last.

The Year-End Sales Event will run from 1 December 2017  to 2 January 2018 and supplies are limited.

The Online Store will be down between midnight and 3 AM (MT) on Friday, 1 December and the sale will start just as soon as the online store comes back up – like…really really early on Friday!!  So – set your alarm and get up bright and early – remember, supplies are limited to what’s on hand – when it’s gone it’s gone!! Here’s a link right to my Online Store!


The Next Stamparatus Reservation Window Opens on 5 Dec

You’ve been hearing about the new stamp-placement tool from Stampin’ Up! called the Stamparatus!!  And I know for certain sure that you want (no….need one!).  And you can reserve your very own for delivery in Spring 2018!!  

I’ve got all the information over on my Promotions page – including a super little video with lots of information on this wonderful new stamp placement tool.  Be sure to check it out – peruse the how-to-reserve-your-Stamparatus tutorial you’ll find there, and then mark your calendar for the next reservation window on 5 Dec!!


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″)

Cherry Cobbler Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3 1/2″ scalloped oval (mat for art panel on front)

Whisper White Card Stock:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); fussy cut Good Tidings holly sprigs

Merry Music Specialty DSP:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front – with 3 1/4″ stitched shapes oval cut out); 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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Stampin’ Up! Here For You Layered Leaves

Happy happy HAAWWWWMMMP Day!!  The week is peaking and on the downhill slide!

And – this weekend looks to be fun – we’ve got an Amy’s Inkin’ Krew “in person’ meeting – I love these and look forward to it each quarter!  And – this time…Finn has shown some interest in accompanying me!  So – he’ll get to meet part of the Inkin’ Krew and they’ll get to meet him!  

He’s not going to be making any cards, though.  No thumbs – hello?!!

So – a few days ago I saw a really cool card on Pinterest that used the Layered Leaves Dynamic TIEF – which I love.  It was from Monica Gale – and you can see her beautiful original right here!

I decided to CASE it for a little friendship card – and I added a nice sentiment from the Here For You stamp set.  Take a look-see:

The colors for this card come from this week’s MFT Color Challenge.

I started with a panel of Shimmery White card stock that I embossed in the Layered Leaves Dynamic TIEF.  I colored the leaves with my Dark and Light Daffodil Delight, Pool Party and Calypso Coral Stampin’ Blends.  Hint – when you do this, go easy with the Blends – and use the fine point end (not the brush end).  And, stay towards the middle of the embossed portions – trust me. 🙂

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Pacific Point mat.  

I used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig and stamped the simple little sentiment from the Here For You stamp set in Pacific Point near the bottom of the front of my Whisper White card base.  Yes – it was right smack on the card base – I held my breath the whole time!  

Then I wrapped a piece of Calypso Coral 1/8″ Sheer Ribbon around the card front – securing it with a Glue Dot on the front (under where I’d planned to place my bow).

I popped the embossed and colored Layered Leaves panel onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals and then added a few Glitter Enamel Dots.

With a short length of the Calypso Coral Sheer Ribbon, I tied a faux bow near the Glue Dot I’d used to secure the ribbon wrapped around the panel. Then I made a Billie Moan bow from Whisper White Solid Baker’s Twine and adhered it with another Glue Dot.

On the inside, I called on my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig again to stamp the second sentiment from Here For You in Pacific Point ink on a Shimmery White panel.  Then I used some Liquid Glue to adhere a Pool Party leaf cut from the Patterned Pumpkin Thinlits.

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Pacific Point mat and then into the card base and the card was done.

On the front of my Whisper White Medium Envelope, I added another Pool Party Patterned Pumpkin die cut leaf.

…and I embossed the envelope flap in the Layered Leaves Dynamic TIEF.

Et Voila!  I think I did justice to the original card – and I hope the recipient of this one will get a smile from it.  I love how the beautiful embossing looks colored with the new Stampin’ Blends, don’t you?  Hope you like!

TTFN

Mary


HOST CODE FOR 16 NOV – 30 NOV: 94TNJG77

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 from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog or the 2017 Holiday Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.



The Next Stamparatus Reservation Window Opens on 5 Dec

You’ve been hearing about the new stamp-placement tool from Stampin’ Up! called the Stamparatus!!  And I know for certain sure that you want (no….need one!).  And you can reserve your very own for delivery in Spring 2018!!  

I’ve got all the information over on my Promotions page – including a super little video with lots of information on this wonderful new stamp placement tool.  Be sure to check it out – peruse the how-to-reserve-your-Stamparatus tutorial you’ll find there, and then mark your calendar for the next reservation window on 5 Dec!!


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

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

Pacific Point Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 4″ (mat for embossed panel); 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for inner liner)

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

Pool Party Card Stock:  Patterned Pumpkin 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!


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  

Finn spent the day outside.

He coulda come in.

Didn’t want to.

Pretty day.

Chipmunks to stare down.

Birds to watch.

Dad to “help”.

Didn’t even eat his breakfast until dinner time!

Bowl empty.  Still hungry, mom!

Once he was finished, he strolled into the living room to see if he could mooch anything from me or his Dad.

And he made his way up onto the sofa.  Real casual, like.

So we took a selfie.

“We” is used loosely here. 😉

TTFN

M

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Stampin’ Up! Three Merry Little Labels Gift Tags for the Stamp Ink Paper Challenge #127

Hey, y’all!  Welcome to Tuesday and another fun challenge from Stamp Ink Paper!  

Our Stamp Ink Paper Challenge #127 this week is a theme challenge – All Wrapped Up! 

I decided it would be fun to make three identical – and yet…not! – gift tags using the Merry Little Labels and the bundled Everyday Label punch.  Take a look-see:

There’s a style for any kind of Christmas.  Woodsy, Traditional, and Glam!  And they’re all made exactly the same way.  Let’s go!

We’ll start with my favorite – the Woodsy tag.  Did you doubt that would be my fave?

I used the Lots of Labels Framelits to cut the large “tag” from a piece of Crumb Cake card stock.  With my Old Olive Stampin’ Write Marker, I added some “stitches” around the edge.  With a smaller die in the same framelits, I cut a piece of Merry Little Christmas DSP and adhered it with Liquid Glue.  I punched a hole in the top of the tag with my 1/8″ Handheld Circle Punch.

The sentiment – from Merry Little Labels – is heat embossed in White Stampin’ Emboss Powder on Crumb Cake and then cut with the Everyday Label Punch.  Before popping it on the front of the tag with Stampin’ Dimensionals, I added a little something to the back of the tag.

That sentiment – also from Merry Little Labels – is heat embossed in White.  Then I used my Old Olive and Cherry Cobbler Dark Stampin’ Blends to lightly add a little color to the holly.

For the embellishment on the front, I cut a couple of short boughs with the Pretty Pines Thinlits, from the same Old Olive/Black plaid Merry Little Christmas DSP that I’d used on the front and adhered them with Liquid Glue.  I looped some Jute Twine thru the hole I’d punched at the top and tied it in a simple knot.  Then I tied a bow and added it with a Glue Dot!  Done!

The other two tags were made the same way – just using slightly different ingredients!

For the traditional tag:

  • Tag base – Real Red card stock with Basic Black “stitches”
  • Middle layer – Old Olive design from Merry Little Christmas DSP.
  • Sentiment – White Stampin’ Emboss Powder on Real Red
  • Ribbon – Old Olive 1/8″ Sheer Ribbon  
  • Embellishment – a tiny white bow from the Season of Glitz Mini Gift Bows

And finally, the glam tag!

  • Tag Base – Whisper White card stock with Basic Black “stitches”
  • Middle Layer – Black and White design from Merry Little Christmas DSP
  • Sentiment – Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder on Whisper White
  • Ribbon – Silver Mini Tinsel Trim
  • Embellishment – two “berries” from the Pretty Pines Thinlits cut from Silver Foil

So – whether you’re a woodsy/homespun Christmas person, more traditional green and red or someone who loves the glitter and shine…Merry Little Labels and the Everyday Punch are your ticket to quick and gorgeous gift tags!  Hope you like!

TTFN

Mary

P.S.  My 2017 Holiday Bundles are still available – and include this fun Merry Little Labels bundle.  Check it out right here! 🙂


HOST CODE FOR 16 NOV – 30 NOV: 94TNJG77

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 from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog or the 2017 Holiday Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.



The Next Stamparatus Reservation Window Opens on 5 Dec

You’ve been hearing about the new stamp-placement tool from Stampin’ Up! called the Stamparatus!!  And I know for certain sure that you want (no….need one!).  And you can reserve your very own for delivery in Spring 2018!!  

I’ve got all the information over on my Promotions page – including a super little video with lots of information on this wonderful new stamp placement tool.  Be sure to check it out – peruse the how-to-reserve-your-Stamparatus tutorial you’ll find there, and then mark your calendar for the next reservation window on 5 Dec!!


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:  


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Crumb Cake, Real Red or Whisper White Card Stock: Tag bases – cut with the third-from-the-largest Lots of Labels Framelit; sentiments (cut with Everyday Label Punch)

Merry Music DSP: middle layers – cut with second-from-the-largest Lots of Labels Framelit; Pretty Pines die cut boughs  

Silver Foil:  Pretty Pines die cut berries

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  

This morning, we had some errands to run so, after our morning ablutions, we put the Man in his kennel.  

To be clear, I mean Finn! 🙂  

Upon our return, he did his usual meet-and-greet, got a quick drink and headed out to the golf cart.  

It’s what he does!  

Later, though, he decided he’d come and see what we were up to.  

And take a nap.  

It’s what he does!  

Would that we were all that cute when we slept! 🙂

TTFN

M

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Stampin’ Up! Plaid Merry Cafe Christmas!

Happy Cyber Monday, y’all!  Can I just say – have you placed your FREE SHIPPING order yet?  If not – might I ask – what the heckerya waitin’ for?!?  I mean – seriously!  Free Shipping on any and every order.  It’s the perfect reason to get all stocked up on necessities and not-so-necessities!

And – in case Free Shipping wasn’t enough…DOUBLE.  PEPPERMINT.  POINTS.

That pretty much oughta do it!

So – if you were able to join me last night for my Facebook Live video – I thank you for spending part of your weekend with me!  If not, and you’d like to watch the YouTube replay – here ’tis!

I used the fun Merry Cafe stamp set which, handily enough, matches the Coffee Cups Framelits in the Annual Catalog (it’s bundled with the Coffee Cafe stamp set – thus saving you 10%).  I added a few other little goodies and came up with…this.  Take a look-see:

This one played along with the sketch and, to some extent, the inspiration photo from the Fusion challenge.

I started with some pretty paper from the Quilted Christmas DSP Stack and matted it on some Real Red card stock with Fast Fuse.  The oval part of the sketch is a piece of Powder Pink card stock, cut with an Ovals Layering Framelits die and then embossed in the Holly TIEF and matted on a scalloped Real Red Oval.

I adhered the matted oval to the card front with Fast Fuse.

I cut a large coffee cup from the plaid Quilted Christmas DSP using the die from the Coffee Cups Framelits.  For the whipped cream, I cut it from Whisper White and then embossed it in the Seaside TIEF.  I outlined the resulting curved lines with my Fine Tip Glue Pen and sprinkled it with Silver Stampin’ Glitter.  I used some Liquid Glue to adhere the cream to the back of my plaid coffee cup, then I adhered it all to the embossed oval with Liquid Glue.

Using the sentiment from the Merry Cafe stamp set – and inking the words separately with Real Red and Garden Green ink, I stamped it on Whisper White and cut it with the die in the Coffee Cups Framelits.  I added some faux stitches with my Real Red Stampin’ Write Marker and adhered it to the cup with Liquid Glue.

My embellishments come from several places.  I used the Pretty Pines Thinlits to cut a few pine boughs from some green plaid paper from the Quilted Christmas DSP Stack.  Real Red berries and a few Whisper White sprigs rounded it out.  I used Liquid Glue to adhere them to the card front.  Then I tied a bow from 1/4″ Quilted Christmas Ribbon and attached it with a Glue Dot.  To finish the “bouquet” – I used some Fast Fuse to adhere a holly sprig from the Stitched Felt Embellishments.

Being the packrat I am, I’d toted home a Silver/Gold Foil snowflake that I’d made for a previous card with the Swirly Snowflakes Thinlits die set.  I adhered it with Liquid Glue and stuck a Clear Faceted Gem over the top.

On the inside, I stamped a second sentiment from Merry Cafe in Real Red and Garden Green and stamped it on a Whisper White panel.  At the bottom, I used the two-step berries image to stamp the stems in Crumb Cake and the berries in Real Red.  Then I added another Clear Faceted Gem.

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Real Red 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 more of the Merry Cafe berries in Crumb Cake and Real Red on the front…

…and some more of the red Quilted Christmas DSP Stack paper to the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Quilted Christmas and Merry Cafe all come together to make a yummy Christmas card, don’t you think?  Hope you like!

TTFN

Mary


HOST CODE FOR 16 NOV – 30 NOV: 94TNJG77

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 from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog or the 2017 Holiday Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


TODAY ONLY!

 

Stampin’ Up! is offering FREE SHIPPING all day today – until 11:59pm mountain time tonight!!

They’re giving you free shipping for an entire day on every Stampin’ Up! order placed!!  You read that right – no minimum order!  EVERY.  SINGLE.  ORDER.

And – in case you needed another reason to stock up – I’ve extended my DOUBLE PEPPERMINT POINTS special to match!!  So – FREE SHIPPING and DOUBLE PEPPERMINT POINTS?!  

Whoo-hooo!!!


DOUBLE PEPPERMINT POINTS ON ORDERS OVER $50


I’m offering Double Peppermint Reward Points for every order of $50 or more (before shipping and taxes) thru the end of today – all the way until midnight Mountain Time!!  Don’t miss your chance to earn extra points towards a FREE $40 gift of your choice (and I’ll let you save your gift until the Occasions Catalog comes out if you want!)! When you gather up 16 peppermints, you’ll be able to select any product (or products!) valued at $40 and I’ll ship it directly to you for free! Normally, you earn one peppermint for each $25 you spend (before shipping and taxes). During this special – you’ll get TWO for each $25 when you spend $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 automatically get the free thank you gift!). For more information about my Peppermint Reward points (my buyer reward program), click here.

This is also be a good day to ensure that you’re going to get a 2018 Occasions Catalog and the Sale-A-Bration Flyer from me when they hit the street!  I’m making MY list this week – my mailing list, that is – and we need to be sure you’re on it!  If you’ve made at least a $50 order from me this year or get one in before the end of next week – then you’re there! 🙂


The Next Stamparatus Reservation Window Opens on 5 Dec

You’ve been hearing about the new stamp-placement tool from Stampin’ Up! called the Stamparatus!!  And I know for certain sure that you want (no….need one!).  And you can reserve your very own for delivery in Spring 2018!!  

I’ve got all the information over on my Promotions page – including a super little video with lots of information on this wonderful new stamp placement tool.  Be sure to check it out – peruse the how-to-reserve-your-Stamparatus tutorial you’ll find there, and then mark your calendar for the next reservation window on 5 Dec!!


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:  


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Whisper White Card Stock:  4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, fold and score at 5 1/2″); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); Merry Cafe sentiment die cut; Coffee Cups Framelits die cut “whipped cream”; Pretty Pines berries (x3)

Real Red Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3 1/2″ scalloped oval (mat for embossed oval on front); Pretty Pines berries (x2)

Powder Pink Card Stock:  3 1/4″ oval (embossed oval on front)  

Silver and Gold Foil:  Swirly Snowflakes die cuts

Quilted Christmas DSP Stack:  Coffee Cups Framelits die cut coffee cup; Pretty Pines boughs (x3); 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

Finn loves this time of year!

Well – to be fair, it’s only his second ever “this time of year”, right??  

But he really likes being outside in the sunshine when it’s brisk and cool out.

In fact, he has to be persuaded to come in to eat.  Or do anything else!

Just a dog.  Chillin’ on his golf cart.  

Life is good indeed!

TTFN

M

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Stampin’ Up! FREE SHIPPING – All Orders!! – 27 Nov 17

TODAY ONLY!

 

Stampin’ Up! is offering FREE SHIPPING all day today – until 11:59pm mountain time tonight!!

They’re giving you free shipping for an entire day on every Stampin’ Up! order placed!!  You read that right – no minimum order!  EVERY.  SINGLE.  ORDER.

And – in case you needed another reason to stock up – I’ve extended my DOUBLE PEPPERMINT POINTS special to match!!  So – FREE SHIPPING and DOUBLE PEPPERMINT POINTS?!  

Whoo-hooo!!!


DOUBLE PEPPERMINT POINTS ON ORDERS OVER $50


I’m offering Double Peppermint Reward Points for every order of $50 or more (before shipping and taxes) thru the end of today – all the way until midnight Mountain Time!!  Don’t miss your chance to earn extra points towards a FREE $40 gift of your choice (and I’ll let you save your gift until the Occasions Catalog comes out if you want!)! When you gather up 16 peppermints, you’ll be able to select any product (or products!) valued at $40 and I’ll ship it directly to you for free! Normally, you earn one peppermint for each $25 you spend (before shipping and taxes). During this special – you’ll get TWO for each $25 when you spend $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 automatically get the free thank you gift!). For more information about my Peppermint Reward points (my buyer reward program), click here.

This is also be a good day to ensure that you’re going to get a 2018 Occasions Catalog and the Sale-A-Bration Flyer from me when they hit the street!  I’m making MY list this week – my mailing list, that is – and we need to be sure you’re on it!  If you’ve made at least a $50 order from me this year or get one in before the end of next week – then you’re there! 🙂


HOST CODE FOR 16 NOV – 30 NOV: 94TNJG77

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 from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog or the 2017 Holiday Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


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!

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Stampin’ Up! Plaid Merry Cafe Christmas Video Sneak Peek!

Mornin’, y’all!  Hope your weekend is going well!  I’m trying to figure out how we’re already at Sunday?  Just a minute ago, it was Tuesday and I had 5 whole days off!! 😦

Now it’s practically time to go back to work.  Might I just say…yuk?

It’s been a couple of weeks since we had a Sunday Facebook Live session – hope you haven’t given up on me!!

We’re going to try again this evening – I’m back to my full-up stamping spot and good internet, so confidence is high!  We’re going to make a Christmas card – whoda thunk it?!? – using the Merry Cafe stamp set and the Coffee Cups Framelits.  Take a sneaky peek:

I do hope you can join me on my Stamps-N-Lingers FB page tonight at 8pm Eastern!

TTFN

Mary  

P.S  Are you making your lists?  Checking them twice?!?  Tomorrow’s the big big day!!  FREE Shipping on Every.  Single.  Order!!  And – DOUBLE PEPPERMINTS from me on orders over $50.  Uhm – in the immortal words of Mr. T – pity the po foo who doesn’t take advantage of this!! (yes, I’m that old!!)

P.P.S  Tomorrow would also be a good day to ensure that you’re going to get a 2018 Occasions Catalog and the Sale-A-Bration Flyer from me when they hit the street!  I’m making MY list this week – my mailing list, that is – and we need to be sure you’re on it!  If you’ve made at least a $50 order from me this year or get one in before the end of next week – then you’re there! 🙂


HOST CODE FOR 16 NOV – 30 NOV: 94TNJG77

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 from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog or the 2017 Holiday Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


MONDAY, 27 NOV – FOR 24 HOURS

Stampin’ Up! announced that they’re going to offer FREE SHIPPING on Monday, 27 Nov – from midnight to midnight (mountain time)!!

Because the Online Extravaganza deals include a limited variety of products, Stampin’ Up! decided to end Online Extravaganza a day early and give you free shipping for an entire day on every Stampin’ Up! order placed!!  You read that right – no minimum order!  EVERY.  SINGLE.  ORDER.

Get your wish lists ready, y’all – free shipping runs from 12:00 AM (MT) 27 November thru 11:59 PM (MT) 27 NOV!  No minimum order required!

To celebrate  – and give you even more incentive to stock up! – I’m going to extend my DOUBLE PEPPERMINT POINTS special thru the end of the day on the 27th!!  So – FREE SHIPPING and DOUBLE PEPPERMINT POINTS!  Winner winner Prime Rib Dinner!!


DOUBLE PEPPERMINT POINTS

ORDERING SPECIAL!


I’m offering Double Peppermint Reward Points for every order of $50 or more (before shipping and taxes) thru the end of 27 Nov 17 – yes, I’ll extend it all the way until midnight Mountain Time!!  Don’t miss your chance to earn extra points towards a FREE $40 gift of your choice (and I’ll let you save your gift until the Occasions Catalog comes out if you want!)! When you gather up 16 peppermints, you’ll be able to select any product (or products!) valued at $40 and I’ll ship it directly to you for free! Normally, you earn one peppermint for each $25 you spend (before shipping and taxes). During this special – you’ll get TWO for each $25 when you spend $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 automatically get the free thank you gift!). For more information about my Peppermint Reward points (my buyer reward program), click here.


 TODAY’S THE LAST DAY OF ONLINE EXTRAVAGANZA!!

Just a couple days left in the Online Extravaganza!  Check out all the deals – you can stock up and gather Double Peppermints all at the same time!  

Click here to open a full-size PDF and you can see all the Extravaganza goodies – or click here to go right to them in my Online Store.


The Next Stamparatus Reservation Window Opens on 5 Dec

You’ve been hearing about the new stamp-placement tool from Stampin’ Up! called the Stamparatus!!  And I know for certain sure that you want (no….need one!).  And you can reserve your very own for delivery in Spring 2018!!  

I’ve got all the information over on my Promotions page – including a super little video with lots of information on this wonderful new stamp placement tool.  Be sure to check it out – peruse the how-to-reserve-your-Stamparatus tutorial you’ll find there, and then mark your calendar for the next reservation window on 5 Dec!!


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

Finn.

Australian Shepherd (has papers to prove it).

Horse Herder (-ish).

Lap Dog (sorta).

Entertainer (always).

Cat Kisser (whether they like it or not).

Chow Hound (confirmed).

Guard Dog.

Wait – what now?

Yup.  It’s true.  The other night as we were finishing up the horses – after dark (danged standard time!) – we’d just shut the lights off in the barn.

All of a sudden, I hear this deep growl and some quite ferocious barks!

Like…Rottweiller-worthy barking and growling.

Finn goes racing by me up the drive – and stops about 30ft away.  Staring into the woods.

Deer?  Squirrel with insomnia?  Cricket?

Figment?

Whatever it was (or wasn’t!) the point is…he ran TOWARDS it – not away!  Got between me and “it”.

Brave boy indeed.

And a comfort, for sure.

Uhm…never a doubt, Mom!

TTFN

M

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Stampin’ Up! Hearts Come Home For Mittens!

Happy Saturday, y’all – hoping you’ve emerged from the turkey coma and that your leftovers are leftover no more!

Please mark your calendars for Monday, 27 Nov – all day long – Stampin’ Up! is giving everyone FREE SHIPPING with no minimum order!  And I’ll still have my Double Peppermint Points ordering special going on, too – so it’s a double whammy of good!  Get your wish lists going and think about the folks on your gift list this year, too! 🙂

Perhaps you’ll grab up the Smitten Mittens stamp set or the Hearts Come Home set – both of which lent their creative beauty to my card for today.  Take a look-see:

This layout comes from the Sunday Stamps sketch challenge.

I started with the fun Marbled Background stamp for the card front.  I inked it up with Marina Mist ink and stamped it off twice – then I stamped a panel of Whisper White (on the third stamp).  It’s matted on Marina Mist card stock with Fast Fuse.

I used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to align and stamp the sentiment from the Hearts Come Home set in Basic Black Archival Ink.

After stamping the sentiment, I ran the matted panel thru the Big Shot in the Softly Falling TIEF.

See the pretty scalloped ribbon??  That’s Marina Mist 3/8″ Scalloped Velvet Ribbon – and it’s from the Sweet Soiree Embellishment Kit in the 2018 Occasions Catalog!  Pretty, huh??  I wrapped a length of it around the panel and secured it in the back with scotch tape.  

I cut three little 1 3/8″ squares of Whisper White for the art.  On two of them, I stamped a little mitten from Smitten Mittens in Marina Mist ink.  Those are matted on Silver Foil scalloped squares, that I cut with my Squares Layering Framelits.

The middle art is the snowflake from Smitten Mittens – heat embossed in Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder – and matted on a Marina Mist scalloped square.  I popped all three on with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  To finish it off, I added two silver hearts from the Metallic Enamel Shapes and a few Black Rhinestone Jewels.

On the inside, I stamped a second Hearts Come Home sentiment in Basic Black Archival Ink on a Whisper White panel.  Then I added two small mittens – in stamped-off-twice Marina Mist over the top.  I finished with another Black Rhinestone Jewel.

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Marina Mist mat and into my Basic Black card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more Smitten Mittens in Marina Mist on the front…

…and on the envelope flap!

Et Voila!  Marina Mist, White, Silver and Black – an elegant color combination and perfect for Smitten Mittens and the Hearts Come Home stamp set.  Hope you like!

TTFN

Mary


HOST CODE FOR 16 NOV – 30 NOV: 94TNJG77

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 from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog or the 2017 Holiday Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


MONDAY, 27 NOV – FOR 24 HOURS

Stampin’ Up! announced that they’re going to offer FREE SHIPPING on Monday, 27 Nov – from midnight to midnight (mountain time)!!

Because the Online Extravaganza deals include a limited variety of products, Stampin’ Up! decided to end Online Extravaganza a day early and give you free shipping for an entire day on every Stampin’ Up! order placed!!  You read that right – no minimum order!  EVERY.  SINGLE.  ORDER.

Get your wish lists ready, y’all – free shipping runs from 12:00 AM (MT) 27 November thru 11:59 PM (MT) 27 NOV!  No minimum order required!

To celebrate  – and give you even more incentive to stock up! – I’m going to extend my DOUBLE PEPPERMINT POINTS special thru the end of the day on the 27th!!  So – FREE SHIPPING and DOUBLE PEPPERMINT POINTS!  Winner winner Prime Rib Dinner!!


DOUBLE PEPPERMINT POINTS

ORDERING SPECIAL!


I’m offering Double Peppermint Reward Points for every order of $50 or more (before shipping and taxes) thru the end of 27 Nov 17 – yes, I’ll extend it all the way until midnight Mountain Time!!  Don’t miss your chance to earn extra points towards a FREE $40 gift of your choice (and I’ll let you save your gift until the Occasions Catalog comes out if you want!)! When you gather up 16 peppermints, you’ll be able to select any product (or products!) valued at $40 and I’ll ship it directly to you for free! Normally, you earn one peppermint for each $25 you spend (before shipping and taxes). During this special – you’ll get TWO for each $25 when you spend $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 automatically get the free thank you gift!). For more information about my Peppermint Reward points (my buyer reward program), click here.


 ONLINE EXTRAVAGANZA CONTINUES!!

Just a couple days left in the Online Extravaganza!  Check out all the deals – you can stock up and gather Double Peppermints all at the same time!  

Click here to open a full-size PDF and you can see all the Extravaganza goodies – or click here to go right to them in my Online Store.


The Next Stamparatus Reservation Window Opens on 5 Dec

You’ve been hearing about the new stamp-placement tool from Stampin’ Up! called the Stamparatus!!  And I know for certain sure that you want (no….need one!).  And you can reserve your very own for delivery in Spring 2018!!  

I’ve got all the information over on my Promotions page – including a super little video with lots of information on this wonderful new stamp placement tool.  Be sure to check it out – peruse the how-to-reserve-your-Stamparatus tutorial you’ll find there, and then mark your calendar for the next reservation window on 5 Dec!!


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:  

The Sweet Soiree Embellishment Kit – with the Marina Mist 3/8″ Scalloped Velvet Ribbon will be available on 3 Jan 18!


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

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

Marina Mist Card Stock:  4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 1 1/2″ scalloped square (mat for silver snowflake)  

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); 1 3/8″ square (x2 – mitten art squares)  

Silver Foil:  1 1/2″ scalloped square (x2 – mats for mitten art squares)

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 – I sorta forgot something while I was gone.

Finn is a bit of a chow-hound-beggar dog.

And he loves yoghurt.

Mostly, I think, because the cats love yoghurt.

Anything they love – he loves more!

The other night, I was taking a bath and indulging in some Pumpkin Pie Chobani.

Don’t judge – people drink wine in the tub.  Why not eat yoghurt?!?

Finn – as is his norm – was sound asleep by the door.

Until he heard the scrape-scrape of me reaching the bottom of the tub.

And then….

Let me get it all, Mom…

Wait – there’s some more on this side…

MMMMM….soooooo gooood…

TTFN

M

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Stampin’ Up! Free Shipping On Monday!

Y’all – I’ve been out running around all day and found a wondrous surprise in my Inbox when I got home!

Stampin’ Up! announced that they’re going to offer FREE SHIPPING on Monday, 27 Nov – from midnight to midnight (mountain time)!!

Because the Online Extravaganza deals include a limited variety of products, Stampin’ Up! decided to end Online Extravaganza a day early and give you free shipping for an entire day on every Stampin’ Up! order placed!!

Get your wish lists ready, y’all – free shipping runs from 12:00 AM (MT) 27 November thru 11:59 PM (MT) 27 NOV!  No minimum order required!TTFN

To celebrate  – and give you even more incentive to stock up! – I’m going to extend my DOUBLE PEPPERMINT POINTS special thru the end of the day on the 27th!!  So – FREE SHIPPING and DOUBLE PEPPERMINT POINTS!  Winner winner Prime Rib Dinner!!

TTFN

Mary


HOST CODE FOR 16 NOV – 30 NOV: 94TNJG77

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 from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog or the 2017 Holiday Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


DOUBLE PEPPERMINT POINTS

ORDERING SPECIAL!


I’m offering Double Peppermint Reward Points for every order of $50 or more (before shipping and taxes) thru the end of Online Extravaganza on 26 Nov 17  27 NOV 17!  Don’t miss your chance to earn extra points towards a FREE $40 gift of your choice (and I’ll let you save your gift until the Occasions Catalog comes out if you want!)! When you gather up 16 peppermints, you’ll be able to select any product (or products!) valued at $40 and I’ll ship it directly to you for free! Normally, you earn one peppermint for each $25 you spend (before shipping and taxes). During this special – you’ll get TWO for each $25 when you spend $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 automatically get the free thank you gift!). For more information about my Peppermint Reward points (my buyer reward program), click here.


 ONLINE EXTRAVAGANZA CONTINUES!!

Just a couple days left in the Online Extravaganza!  Check out all the deals – you can stock up and gather Double Peppermints all at the same time!  

Click here to open a full-size PDF and you can see all the Extravaganza goodies – or click here to go right to them in my Online Store.


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

Finn had a wonderful Thanskgiving!  He went with us and played with Scout!  And played and played and played!  

And…did his Dad take any pictures??  Nope.  

There simply was no getting a picture.  They were a blur!  And I was in the house with Jan, getting the last minute things done.

When we finally got home last night, we were all stuffed (well – we were, Finn wasnt’!) and ready for bed.  

Which he let us know by heading into the kennel at just the barest hint that we were heading to bed ourselves.  

He waited so patiently for his go-to-bed-snacks.

 
Really.  How cute is this funny, sweet little dog?!?

TTFN

M

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Stampin’ Up! Watercolor Christmas Kit & Kaboodle!

Hey y’all!  Happy Black Friday! Are you one of those folks who’ve been up since last night – waiting to storm the Walmart/Best Buy/etc doors at the very moment they open today?

We – most assuredly! – are not!  We do have plans to go to Tractor Supply today – but it’s under duress and only cuz they’ve got a heckuva deal on dog and cat food!  Otherwise, we’d hunker down behind our gate and stay here till Monday!  And put up Christmas decorations!

And – speaking of Christmas – with Thanksgiving safely behind us (hope you had a wonderful day!) – it’s time to really put some energy into getting ready for the Next.  Big.  Thing.

Christmas!

To that end – let me show you what I put together yesterday in between roasting Brussels sprouts and mashing potatoes!  And, it’s available to you right now to help you get ready for Christmas, too.  It’s the Watercolor Christmas Project Kit!!  

Take a look-see at what you can make!

So – since this is a Project Kit, not an All Inclusive Kit – you do need to be sure you’ve got the “rest” of the pieces and parts to put this kit together.  Like…the Watercolor Christmas stamp set ( you can get it in Clear or Wood – and it’s got the most beautiful sentiments and fonts!), Basic Black Archival Ink and adhesive (Fast Fuse, Stampin’ Dimensionals and your Fine-Tip Glue Pen).  Once you’ve got all that gathered up – just follow the easy directions and wham bam!  Twenty pretty note cards speedy quick!

I did get a little jiggy with one of the designs – I decided to turn it on its side.

You can do that, you know!  Deviate from the directions and make them your own! 🙂

They even include twenty heavyweight envelopes and beautiful gold foil liners!

I, cuz…it’s me!…took it another step and added a little Christmas tree from Watercolor Christmas onto the front of each gold-lined envelope.  I quickly colored the tree with my Garden Green Stampin’ Write Marker.  🙂

So – I know you need Christmas cards – we all do!  Don’t hesitate to grab you one or two of these kits and get crafty!  Hope you like!

TTFN

Mary

P.S.  Lots of folks are snapping up Online Extravaganza goodies and earning Double Peppermints!  The deals are only good thru Monday, so…don’t miss out!


HOST CODE FOR 16 NOV – 30 NOV: 94TNJG77

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 from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog or the 2017 Holiday Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


DOUBLE PEPPERMINT POINTS

ORDERING SPECIAL!


I’m offering Double Peppermint Reward Points for every order of $50 or more (before shipping and taxes) thru the end of Online Extravaganza on 26 Nov 17!  Don’t miss your chance to earn extra points towards a FREE $40 gift of your choice (and I’ll let you save your gift until the Occasions Catalog comes out if you want!)! When you gather up 16 peppermints, you’ll be able to select any product (or products!) valued at $40 and I’ll ship it directly to you for free! Normally, you earn one peppermint for each $25 you spend (before shipping and taxes). During this special – you’ll get TWO for each $25 when you spend $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 automatically get the free thank you gift!). For more information about my Peppermint Reward points (my buyer reward program), click here.


 ONLINE EXTRAVAGANZA CONTINUES!!

Just a couple days left in the Online Extravaganza!  Check out all the deals – you can stock up and gather Double Peppermints all at the same time!  

Click on the table to open a full-size PDF and you can see all the Extravaganza goodies – or click here to go right to them in my Online Store.

–To close out Online Extravaganza with a bang, we’ll have another special 24-hour flash sale on November 27th, after other Online Extravaganza deals end on the 26th. We’ll provide more information on this flash sale, including marketing resources, later in the week. Make sure to check back here for the announcement and more details!


The Next Stamparatus Reservation Window Opens on 5 Dec

You’ve been hearing about the new stamp-placement tool from Stampin’ Up! called the Stamparatus!!  And I know for certain sure that you want (no….need one!).  And you can reserve your very own for delivery in Spring 2018!!  

I’ve got all the information over on my Promotions page – including a super little video with lots of information on this wonderful new stamp placement tool.  Be sure to check it out – peruse the how-to-reserve-your-Stamparatus tutorial you’ll find there, and then mark your calendar for the next reservation window on 5 Dec!!


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:  


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

You don’t even have to make any card cuts!  They’re all done for you! 🙂

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

Finn had a wonderful Thanskgiving!  He went with us and played with Scout!  And played and played and played!  

And…did his Dad take any pictures??  Nope.  

There simply was no getting a picture.  They were a blur!  And I was in the house with Jan, getting the last minute things done.

When we finally got home last night, we were all stuffed (well – we were, Finn wasnt’!) and ready for bed.  

Which he let us know by heading into the kennel at just the barest hint that we were heading to bed ourselves.  

He waited so patiently for his go-to-bed-snacks.

 
Really.  How cute is this funny, sweet little dog?!?

TTFN

M

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Stampin’ Up! Painted Paisleys & Posies for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop



Happy Thursday, y’all – and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! We’ve got a sketch challenge this week and it’s going to be fun to see what everyone comes up with – will it be Thanksgiving?  Christmas?   Be sure to check ’em all out when you get done here!

Since today is Thanksgiving, I went old-school.  And I made a card for y’all – as a digital way to say “thank you!”.  I am so Thankful-Grateful-Blessed to have all y’all find my blog and follow me and become my customers and friends!  I’d be hard pressed to send each and every one of you a card (although I would if I could), so…squint yer eyes and know that this one’s for you!

I started by Fast Fusing a piece of the wonderful Wood Textures DSP to a Crushed Curry mat for the card front.  On a smaller piece of Very Vanilla, I began to build the art!

I made the Painted Harvest sunflowers with three colors.  The first layer is Peekaboo Peach – and I stamped that three times on each flower (be sure to rotate the image a bit between each stamp).  Then I used the detailed second-step image twice in Crushed Curry.  I finished it up by stamping the second image again – just one time on each flower – in Pumpkin Pie.

The centers are stamped in Crumb Cake – with Crumb Cake little “seeds”.  While I had it out, I added some more of the little three-dots image in Crumb Cake around the flowers.

I let that ink dry good and rubbed it with my Embossing Buddy.  Then I inked up the sentiment from Paisleys & Posies in Versamark and stamped it on the card front.  I sprinkled it with Copper Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heated it up.  And then I Fast Fuse’d the panel onto the card front.

To make my pumpkin patch, I cut a large Patterned Pumpkins Thinlits die cut from Peekaboo Peach.  Using a Sponge Dauber, I sponged an area of Peekaboo Peach card stock with Pumpkin Pie ink – then I adhered the die cut pumpkin over that with Liquid Glue and fussy cut it.  I cut some pumpkin tendrils from Copper Foil with the dies in the Patterned Pumpkin Thinlits.  Finally, I stamped three detailed leaves images from the Painted Harvest in Old Olive ink on Old Olive card stock and cut them out with the bundled Leaf Punch.  I used Liquid Glue to adhere the leaves and tendrils to the card front and popped the pumpkin on with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I wrapped some Crushed Curry Solid Baker’s Twine twice around the card front, securing it in the back with scotch tape.  Then I made a Billie Moan bow with Linen Thread and secured it with more Crushed Curry Baker’s Twine.  I stuck it all to the card front with a dab of Liquid Glue and the card front was done.

On the inside, I added another Painted Harvest sunflower in Peekaboo Peach, Crushed Curry and Pumpkin Pie to a Very Vanilla panel.  I made the middle with Crumb Cake and added more little “seed” dots around the flower, too.

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Crushed Curry mat and into my Early Espresso card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got another Painted Harvest sunflower on the front…

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

Et Voila!  Sunflowers from Painted Harvest and pumpkins from Patterned Pumpkins!  What a combination – perfect for Thanksgiving Day!  Hope you like – and know how grateful I am for each and every one of you! 🙂

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

Jaimie Babarczy

Have fun on the Hop!!

TTFN

Mary


HOST CODE FOR 16 NOV – 30 NOV: 94TNJG77

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 from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog or the 2017 Holiday Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


The Next Stamparatus Reservation Window Opens on 5 Dec

You’ve been hearing about the new stamp-placement tool from Stampin’ Up! called the Stamparatus!!  And I know for certain sure that you want (no….need one!).  And you can reserve your very own for delivery in Spring 2018!!  

I’ve got all the information over on my Promotions page – including a super little video with lots of information on this wonderful new stamp placement tool.  Be sure to check it out – peruse the how-to-reserve-your-Stamparatus tutorial you’ll find there, and then mark your calendar for the next reservation window on 5 Dec!!


 ONLINE EXTRAVAGANZA CONTINUES!!

It’s started!  Online Extravaganza!  Check out all the deals!  

Click on the table to open a full-size PDF and you can see all the Extravaganza goodies – or click here to go right to them in my Online Store.

–To close out Online Extravaganza with a bang, we’ll have another special 24-hour flash sale on November 27th, after other Online Extravaganza deals end on the 26th. We’ll provide more information on this flash sale, including marketing resources, later in the week. Make sure to check back here for the announcement and more details!


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:  


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

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

Crushed Curry Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3″ x 4 1/4″ (mat for art panel on front)

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 2 7/8″ x 4 1/8″ (art panel on front); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

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

Peekaboo Peach, Copper Foil and Old Olive Card Stock: Patterned Pumpkin die cuts and Leaf Punch 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!


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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