Stampin’ Up! Snowy Waterfront Night

Good morning, y’all!  I’m sort of betting I didn’t win the Big Lottery last night, so this isn’t my farewell blog…

Not that I’d quit making cards or blogging if I won.  Nope.  I’d still be right here – OTHER things would go away! 😉

My card – speaking of – uses the wonderful new stamp set called Waterfront.  Once again, I let a sample in the 2018 Occasions catalog inspire me.  Take a look-see:

I played along with the Tic-Tac-Toe challenge – welcome back, y’all! – going across the top and on the diagonal from the bottom left…

I started with a Dapper Denim panel and stamped the wonderful perfect awesome Pine trees image (y’all – I have a new favorite!!) across the panel about mid-way down.  I stamped the image twice without re-inking several times, to create a forest.  Then I pulled out my Whisper White Craft Ink pad.  

I stamped the moon first and then started adding “snow” – this is a wonderful image in the Waterfront stamp set.  I also added drifts of snow across the bottom.  Once I had it as snowy as I wanted it to be, I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Whisper White mat and then to a Dapper Denim mat.

I used some Liquid Glue to adhere a few loops of Whisper White Solid Baker’s Twine to the card front in preparation for the rest of the elements.

I stamped the Waterfront sentiment in Whisper White Craft Ink on a piece of Dapper Denim and cut it out with a Stitched Shapes Framelit.  When it was dry, it was a little lighter than I wanted – so I traced the words with a non-Stampin’ Up! White Gel Pen.

I also cut a larger circle of Dapper Denim with a Stitched Shapes Framelits die, and stamped more of the Waterfront trees in Dapper Denim.

Finally, I cut a slightly larger scalloped circle in Whisper White and a snowflake from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits.  I adhered all the pieces together with Liquid Glue and popped it over the Baker’s Twine with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  A White Perfect Accents dot in the middle of the snowflake finished off the card front.

On the inside, I stamped the second sentiment from the Waterfront set in Dapper Denim on a Whisper White panel and added more of the trees across the bottom.

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Dapper Denim mat and into my Thick Whisper White card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more Dapper Denim Waterfront trees on the front…

…and then I added more snow – in Dapper Denim – across the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Y’all!!  Oh.  My.  Goodness!  This was a stamp set that instantly drew ooh’s, aah’s and a really unseemly number of whoo-hooo’s when it was introduced at OnStage.  And I guess you can see why!  I LOVE this set!!  And I hope you do, too – and are busily clicking on it in the product list below to get it for yourself!!



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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 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.




I’m offering Double Peppermint Reward Points for orders over $50 (before shipping and taxes) between today and the 10th of January!!  Don’t miss your chance to earn extra points towards a FREE $40 gift of your choice!  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. 🙂  Of course – you’ll also be earning a Sale-A-Bration goody with each $50 you spend!!

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Stamps-N-Lingers 2018 Occasions Catalog Special Bundle Sale!

As has become my tradition, I’ve gathered up some goodies from the new Suites in the 2018 Occasions Catalog that coordinate perfectly with each other and will get you well on the way to making great cards and projects!  

Consider me your own Personal Shopper – but… I’m giving you about a 15% savings on each bundle over the price you’d pay if you bought the goodies on your own.  All the bundles include FREE Shipping and will come directly to you.

As a bonus –  you’ll get a free gift from me when you order!!  Or two free gifts…read on to see what I mean… and I’m also letting you cash in on Sale-a-Bration FREEBIES!

Check out the bundles I’ve put together for you this time!

Picture Perfect Birthday Suite Bundle (Photopolymer)
Sweet Soiree – You can select Wood or Clear
Painted With Love – Wood or Clear
Petal Passion  – Wood or Clear
Brusho Starter Kit – Wood or Clear
Tutti-Frutti (Photopolymer) 
Myths & Magic – Wood or Clear
True Gentleman – Wood or Clear


I’ll also add in a pack of the new Whisper White Narrow Note Cards and Envelopes (they’re on page 19 of the Occasions Catalog) when you place an order for one of these bundles.  

Order multiple bundles at the same time…and I’ll throw in a pack of the new Glitter & Clear Epoxy Shapes (page 33)!  🙂

So – if these look good to you, head over to my Stamps-N-Lingers 2018 Occasions Catalog Bundles page and fill out the form you’ll find there.  There are also pictures of the bundles!  

And – since it’s Sale-A-Bration time – I’m going to let you reap those benefits, too!  After each bundle you’ll see noted the number of SAB items that will come with that bundle (Level 1 and/or Level 2) – so please type which ones you’d like into the box in the order form!  If I have any questions, I’ll drop you an e-mail!

I’ll send you a PayPal invoice as soon as you order.  Then, on 3 Jan,  I’ll get them ordered and right on the way to you!  Please note: these offers are available to anyone – but I can only ship to addresses in the United States. 🙂


Sale-a-bration is the biggest Stampin’ Up! sale of the year! You can earn free, exclusive products with every qualifying order. You can reap the rewards when you shop, host, or join during Sale-A-Bration!

Sale-A-Bration Dates

  • Sales Period: January 3 – March 31, 2018
  • Watch for more Sale-a-bration exclusive items beginning on February 16!

If you don’t have your own copy of the Occasions Catalog or Sale-a-bration brochure – drop me a line here on my Contact Page and I’ll get a set in the mail to you ASAP!


For every $50 you spend on Stampin’ Up! merchandise (ANY merchandise including Annual Catalog items, Occasions Catalog items, online exclusives and even Clearance Rack merchandise!) during Sale-a-bration, you’ll receive a free Sale-A-Bration product.

Stampin’ Up! also has an exciting new announcement for this year: They have a new reward level, giving you more flexibility and options for you free items!

Check it out:

  • If you spend $50, you get one free level 1 product.
  • If you spend $100, you get one free level 2 product, OR, you can choose two level 1 items.
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When you place a qualifying order or host a qualifying party with at least $250 in sales during Sale-A-Bration, you’ll earn $25 in additional Stampin’ Rewards! These rewards can used toward any regular Stampin’ Up! merchandise, the host exclusive stamp sets or can even be applied towards a Starter Kit, allowing you to join and become a demonstrator!


If you join as a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator during Sale-a-bration, you get to pick $125 in Stampin’ Up! merchandise in your starter kit for only $99 plus applicable taxes AND you get your choice of TWO additional stamp sets for your kit—any stamp set, any price (*excludes bundles and Sale-A-Bration sets). Plus, the kit ships for free!

If you’re interested in joining as a Demonstrator, we’d love to have you join our team! There’s no commitment and no penalty if you decide that being a Demonstrator isn’t right for you.  Why not give it a try?  We have a fun Facebook page where we chat a lot and we do virtual meetings monthly and in-person meetings quarterly. Drop me a note at if you have any questions.



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

Dapper Denim Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner);  3 3/4″ x 5″ (card front); 1 3/8″ Stitched Shapes circle (sentiment circle); 1 7/8″ Stitched Shaper Circle (stamped circle on front)

Whisper White Card Stock:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (Mat for card front and inner liner); 1 3/8″ scalloped circle (on front); Seasonal Layers Thinlit die cut

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 3″ x 4 3/8″ (inner liner)

Color Theory DSP: 3″ x 4 3/8″ (sentiment panel)

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

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Finn Fan Fix  

It’s been rather miserably cold here.  Now – admittedly, we have no snow (which you can decide if that’s a good thing or a bad thing – we kind of like not having snow!) – and we’re not in the middle of a “bomb cyclone”.  Who named it that anyway?!?

But – it’s cold.  And one of the consequences of the cold is frozen water troughs and buckets for the horses.  Which leads to lots of giant…ICE CUBES!  All over the place (from where we toss the ice out).   

Well.  The man loves him some ice cubes!  When we get ice out of the freezer in the house he hears it and comes running to get one.

Imagine…ice cubes from horse water! Just a little icky and oh-so-yummy to crunch and munch.

Or…toss around and play with…

Funny little man.



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24 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Snowy Waterfront Night

  1. Oh my goodness, what a beautiful card! Love the blue and white color scheme and the clean design is perfect! 🙂

  2. Elisha

    Love this card!! The moon looks so real! Pretty sure I NEED this stamp set😀 Giant ice cubes are the best lol! Too cute! It’s been so cold here in Ohio that we have to put Killian’s boots on him – it’s always the funniest thing watching him walk in his boots the first few times😂 Stay warm!

    • Yes – you absolutely DO need this set – cuz you can also do beachy/tropical scenes with the palm trees! MY goof-ball refused to come back in with me this morning and is sitting on the golf card bench enjoying the 25deg weather. Sheesh! Thanks, Elisha! 🙂

  3. Page 48, the bag, right? My comment from yesterday still stands! Our daughter and son-in-love’s dog goes nuts with the ice cubes too. If he’s being a pest with company, all they have to do is run the ice maker…they do that a lot when the have company … pest or not! Have a wonderful weekend.

    • That’s the one! I got the idea for the Dapper/White scene from it and went from there! It’s interesting that some dogs want that ice and other…meh! Buck was a “meh” dog. Finn…not so much! He’s a GIMME!! Thanks much, Karen – enjoy the weekend! 🙂

  4. Beautiful card. Only I would call it snowy forest. Why is it called waterfont anyway?
    You think it is cold there…..-13 this morning! Supposed to be 30 tomorrow! Just when I am getting used to the cold! Ah, wll.
    Stay warm. Taking care of critters in the cold is NO fun. I remember those days well. We had hogs and cattle. Put the oil burning tank heater in the stock tank to give them a little hole from which to drink. Then we got MODERN and got an electrically heated hog waterer. Those were the days.

    • We had a tank heater – and my TB liked to paw the trough – yes, even when it was 20 outside. The tank heater couldn’t take it! 😉 Thanks, Julie! I guess it’s Waterfront cuz of the palm trees? Whatever it is – I love it! 🙂

  5. Kate

    Love this card! Wintry night with moon as its been just now and a perfect sentiment.
    Ice cubes. Pretty cheap treat. Silly guy.

    • Yep – you buy them all the fun treats and toys – and all they really need is a giant ice cube! LOL! Thanks, Mom! 🙂

  6. Pat Christ

    Pretty card. This stamp set caught my eye as soon as I saw it in the catty, a must have!
    I love your Finn stories, makes me smile every time. Playing with ice in cold weather? BRR.

  7. Wendie Waldman

    Absolutely stunning!

  8. Dorene Donaldson


  9. Susan K

    Oh. My. Goodness is right! Gorgeous card. You improved on the sample!
    Funny Finn! It’s too cold to play with ice!

  10. Mary your creativity continues to astound and inspire me! I never would have thought to make a night scene with this set! I totally overlooked the sample in the catalog. Thanks again for sharing your wonderful creativity.

  11. Ellie Peckler

    Mary, your card is beautiful. I love the tone on tone, the craft white ink and the perfect snowflake die cut. So glad you were teasing about a farewell blog – that would never do! – Ellie

    • I know! I’d get rid of the other time-sink to be able to have more time for the fun business!! Like – card making, blogging and FB Live-ing!! Thanks so much, Ellie! 🙂

  12. Mary,
    Happy New Year! Wow! What a beautiful card I love the stamping on the Dapper Denim cardstock. Thank you so much for joining us over at Tic Tac Toe challenge.

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