Stampin’ Up! Celebrate You with a Sweet Soiree Sneak Peak Birthday!

Mornin’, y’all – it’s Friday!!  And no snow in sight for us.  Whoo-Hoo!!  

I decided I was going to give Christmas cards a rest – at least for a minute! – so I made a birthday card.  And it’s not even a Christmas-y birthday card!  Instead – it’s a straight up sneak peek from the 2018 Occasions Catalog and Sale-A-Bration flyer! These goodies will be available on 3 Jan! 🙂

I used the Sweet Soiree Memories & More Card Pack – which is a FREE item (with a $50 purchase) in the SAB flyer and the Celebrate You Thinlits (also free in SAB – but at the $100 level).  On the inside, you’ll see a sentiment from the Sweet Soiree stamp set from the Occasions catalog.  Take a look-see:

My color scheme is from this week’s Hand Stamped Sentiments color challenge.

I started by matting a piece of Whisper White card stock on a Basic Black panel for the card front.  I wrapped a length of Lemon Lime Twist 1/4″ Ombre Ribbon around the panel, securing it in the back with scotch tape.

Then I took two likely cards – these are the smaller cards (3″ x 4″) – from the Sweet Soiree Memories & More Card Pack (avail 3 Jan).  The top panel I colored with my Lemon Lime Twist Stampin’ Write Marker, and my Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight and Bermuda Bay Light and Dark Stampin’ Blends!  

I matted both cards on Basic Black and adhered them to the card front with Liquid Glue.

For the sentiment, I cut both words in Basic Black from the Celebrate You Thinlits.  Y’all – the three dies in this set are so cool!!  You’re going to love them!

I adhered the words with Liquid Glue.

I used Glue Dots to adhere a few Petal Passion Embellishments (avail 3 Jan) to the card front, as well as a little Lemon Lime Twist 1/4″ Ombre Ribbon bow.  A few Black Rhinestone Jewels (from the Holiday Catalog) finished it off!

On the inside, I used a sentiment from the Sweet Soiree stamp set (available 3 Jan) – coloring it with my Basis Black and Bermuda Bay Stampin’ Write Markers and aligning it with my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig.  I added a couple of branches (from Sweet Soiree) in Daffodil Delight and a single Black Rhinestone.

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

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more of the Sweet Soiree branches in Daffodil Delight – and I filled in the little berries with the Light and Dark Daffodil Delight Blends (don’t forget the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig plastic sheet to protect your envelope!)…

…and it got more of the same on the envelope flap.

But – I didn’t take that picture.  Huh?!?  Well – they look exactly the same as the ones on the front!  Sorry! 😉

Et Voila!  Don’t miss out on Memories & More Card Packs – any of them! – just because you might not be a scrapbooker!  They have so many wonderful sentiment cards and decorative cards – that they can be really perfect for card making!  And these just so happen to be FREE during Sale-A-Bration!  My favorite price!  And there’s lots more to see in the Sweet Soiree suite, too – so be watching for more sneak peeks as we get closer to 3 Jan!  Hope you like!



P.S.  Don’t forget to get your Occasions Catalog Shares reserved – and get you a spot in one of my Online Host Clubs!  


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.

My Next Online Host Club Has a Few Openings!


Sale-A-Bration is Coming and that’s a GREAT time to get Host Benefits!


Would you like to receive host benefits ? Would you like to build up your Stampin’ Up! tool chest a little at a time?  Well then – an Online Host Club might be the perfect solution for you!

My next club will start up on 3 Jan (coincidently with the arrival of the 2018 Occasions Catalog and the start of Sale-A-Bration!) and I have a few openings available.

How does it work?  Well – at a glance…

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

  • Place a $25.00 minimum order each month
  • Place your order by the 20th of each month
  • Use the Host code I’ll provide in an email sent out at the beginning of each month

And what do you get in return?

  • Based on a random draw, you’ll be the “host” for one of the six months
  • In your month, you’ll be guaranteed a workshop total of $150 – meaning no less than $15 in Stampin’ Rewards for you to spend!
  • In your Host month, your order ships FREE!
  • When you place a host club order – which you’ll do each month – you’ll get DOUBLE peppermints for that order!  So – if all you did was place your $25 order for the six months, you’d end up with 12 Peppermints.  Most folks end up with all 16 (and then some) – and earn a free $40 gift!
  • At the end of the club, you’ll get to choose a free stamp set up to $20!
  • And – you get first dibs on the next Online Club!
  • FREE monthly tutorial with 4-5 projects – and access to all the past tutorials on my  website!
  • FREE catalogs during your membership term

Sound like something you’d be interested in? Let me know quick – spots are filling up fast!

2018 Occasions Catalog Shares are Now Open!

What are catalog shares, you ask?  They’re your chance to try a little bit of everything and see what you like the best from a new Stampin’ Up! catalog!  

I’ll place our Shares order first jump out of the box on 3 Jan 18 and use expedited shipping so I get it back fast!  Then I’ll get it all cut up, packaged and out the door quick as I can – hopefully during the week of 8 Jan!

We’ve got new Designer Series Papers, new ribbons and trims and all sorts of fun embellishments!  

Shares are open to anyone – including demonstrators, so…check it…

I’ve got a few options for you to pick from:  a New Designer Series Paper Share, a New Ribbons/Embellishments Share, and an I Want It All Share (this one gets a free extra bonus!!).  You can see everything included in each share type and find a handy sign-up sheet on my 2018 Occasions Catalog Shares page!

Do You Need an Occasions and Sale-A-Bration Catalog?! 

My catalogs are here and they’ve headed out the door to my customers.  If you’re not a current customer of mine but would like to be, you can request your copies of the catalogs on my Contact page right here.  And – of course, when you place an order over $50, you’ll get one, too!

The Great Year-End Sale Is Underway!

Hey, folks!  Grab these goodies – before they’re gone!

Check out the Retiring and Surplus Items List….  


Get all the details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page – or go right to the Year End Sale goodies in my Online Store!



 As was previously announced, this second reservation window will remain open from December 5–30; however, during this reservation period we will take as many orders as we receive (yay!) and not close the window until December 30. So whether the total number of reservations is 100 or 100,000, the window will stay open!

We can’t wait for you to get your hands on your very own Stamparatus and look forward to seeing the projects you’ll make with this incredible stamping tool. 

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 get your reservation in before the 30th!!


The Sweet Soiree stamp set and Peral Passion Embellishments will be available in the Occasions Catalog and the Sweet Soiree Memories & More Card Pack and Celebrate You Thinlits are in the Sale-A-Bration Flyer! All of these will be available on 3 Jan!


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

Basic Black Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/8″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3 1/8″ x 4 1/8″ (mats for panels on front)

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

Sweet Soiree Memories & More Card Pack: 2 – 3″ x 4″ cards for the 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!

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 other day, it was chilly here in Hot-lanta.

Like…I had on a t-shirt, a long-sleeve shirt, a hoody, my Carhart bibs and an insulated hoody over all that.

Me.  The one that’s always too hot.

Which should confirm for you that it was cold.

I needed to clean the girls’ water trough – so, I dumped and rinsed it with the hose.

The Man, who is (apparently!!) completely impervious to cold, took the opportunity to have a little play…

For a while…

…getting his face totally soaked in the process…

He truly only quit because I finally had to just turn off the hose!

I was laughing so hard I almost…well.  I’d had a bottle of Diet Mt. Dew….

‘Nuff said.



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17 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Celebrate You with a Sweet Soiree Sneak Peak Birthday!

  1. What a pretty card! Love those die cuts, great layering too! Sweet pictures of Finn loving the water. 🙂

  2. Such fun entertainment! Tha was a lot of coloring on your card…great job.

  3. Ellie Peckler

    Mary, what a great idea to use the Memories and More pack for cards. I love today’s card – so colorful and cheery. I like how Finn can always turn chores into play time. Also, thank you for the catalogs; I can’t wait to place my order on January 3. Have a wonderful weekend! – Ellie

  4. I am loving it all! Your card front is stunning, the inside is just as awesome, and the stamping on the envelope is a sweet touch. Thanks for playing along with our color challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments. Smiles, Elizabeth

  5. Jari Francis

    Beautiful and bright cheer colors, love it! 🙂

  6. All things Bright and Beautiful….cards, dogs, and the image of you laughing in your bibs AFTER drinking all that unhealthy Dew! Love your post and the card!

    • It was a close call getting back to the house, I must say! And I KNOW Dew is bad for me…but it tastes SO good! 🙂 Thanks much, my friend! 🙂

  7. Fantastic, Mary! What a fun choice of paper for the colors! Love the ombre ribbon! Thanks for playing along with us at Hand Stamped Sentiments!

  8. What a wonderful sneak peek and festive card! You’ve showcased the new products beautifully. Thanks for joining us Hand Stamped Sentiments!

  9. Very pretty card!

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