Stampin’ Up! Sliding Door Video Sneak Peek

Mornin’, y’all!  Happy Sunday!

You’re reading the blog of a person who spent a large portion of Saturday at the Apple store.

And whose account is sort of reeling… I bet you know why!

So – tonight, we’re going to make a fun move-able card using the new Barn Door bundle which includes the Sliding Door Framelits.  You can buy them together and save 10%!  Take a sneaky peek:

So – please make note!  I’ve got a Team Meeting at 8pm – so I’ll be Live on my Stamps-N-Lingers FB page at 7pm Eastern.  That’s an hour earlier than normal!

I hope I’ll see you tonight!




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.

Do you love free stuff? We thought so, cuz…hello?  Free!!

So, let me let you in on a little-known fact: You can earn Sale-A-Bration rewards when you purchase a 3-, 6-, or 12- month prepaid Paper Pumpkin subscription.  In fact, purchasing prepaids may be the best and easiest way to earn free Sale-A-Bration products—especially if you’re new to papercrafting and find the catalog a little intimidating!

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Hope you know what you want for your Sale-A-Bration Freebie! 🙂

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. 🙂


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Check out all the information over on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page!


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Finn Fan Fix  

So – last night, I decided to hit the bed before Wayne got home.  I let Finn out into the night – with his blinking collar on.

He took two bounds and started barking like a fool.  

Folks – I’m talking deep throated Rottweiler/Doberman/German Shepherd-worthy barks, punctuated by fierce growls.

Uhm…wanna talk about something getting your attention?

It’s like…when you’re home alone at night and your cat is sleeping on your lap.

And then suddenly she raises her head and stares intently at “SOMEthing” over your shoulder.


So – I called him back to me – which he obeyed reluctantly – still staring out across the driveway and barking.

I went into Offensive mode.  Ready?

“I HAVE A GUN” – I shouted authoritatively into the darkness.

No response (thank God).


Don’t snicker…remember this?

Only WE know that he’s just smiling!

And then…”FINN – GO!  GET ‘EM”

To which he turned and gave me the “say what now?!?” look.

I decided to retreat.  Locked the door.  Turned off all the house lights.  Turned on every exterior light.  Skulked around peering out every window.  I’ve seen some movies so I knew exactly what to do!

Decided the heck with this.  Put on coat.  Headed outside with dog.

As soon as I stepped further away from the door – mind you, Finn is back staring and barking – I saw the intruder.

Have I mentioned that the wind was blowing like a banshee??

Ladies and gentlemen – there have been documented home invasions in our area recently.  The suspect is a….

…blue tarp.

Hunkering threateningly in the shadows just outside the reach of the security light.  I couldn’t see it until I got out further.  The Man saw it though.  And he was giving it holy what-for!

Y’all – I am SO glad I hadn’t called 911 and told them to just crash thru the gate! LOL!

Today – in the light – I let Finn see the monster.  His reaction was appropriate.

That booger’ll think twice before bothering us again, I’ll wager! 😉

Y’all woulda been proud of my little Kujo!  I sure was!




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20 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Sliding Door Video Sneak Peek

  1. Oh, my gosh, your tales of Finn just crack me up! What a scare though. I’m so glad you are doing 7 so I can attend the meeting. See you tonight.

    • Thanks! Yea. It got my heart going – but…I sort of had to laugh when I realized what had spooked us both! LOL! And yep – I try to never miss a team meeting!! 🙂

  2. Kate

    Surely worthy of a short story…which it already IS!… and maybe even a TV episode. The old Suspense Theater ( before your time. On radio) comes to mind. Having fetched the greener a time or two myself, while a Bouvier carried on, I can relate! You need a sign like mine…on the gate…that says “this property protected by an armed American citizen. Absolutely nothing in here is worth dying for”. Glad the tarp invasion subdued by the resident guard-Finn!!!

  3. LOL! We both know what horses would’ve done about that tarp too! Glad you all are safe 🙂

  4. Hahahaha! Love that story! Although I’d have probably done the wimpy thing and just called 911…only to have them laughing hysterically at my blue tarp intruder. 😉 Hope that I can jump in for you video for a bit this evening! 🙂

  5. Looking forward to tonight. Funny Finn story, though I would have been scared too. I s’pect Wayne got a good laugh out of it. And you probably weren’t nearly as ready to go to bed as you were before the tarp invasion~!

    • True that!! It took me a minute to 1) get up the nerve to take my shower and 2) settle enough to go to sleep!! See you tonight, Julie! 🙂

  6. Ellie Peckler

    Mary, if there’s an animal magazine that uses personal, “real life” stories, you should submit this. You are a great writer and Finn deserves to see his name in print! Thanks for a great read with my coffee. – Ellie

  7. Pat Christ

    Oh Mary, this is the funniest Finn tale yet! You really should think of writing a book. 😂🤣

    • I have a brain block about writing a book. The little FFFs are pretty easy (usually!). A WHOLE BOOK seems overwhelming. Maybe some day, Pat! Thanks so much for saying so! 🙂

  8. omgosh hahah Finn is so awesome!!! I was on pins and needles until i saw that tarp.. then i started giggling. LOL WTG FINN!! Protector from the blue tarp monster!!!!! =)

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