Stampin’ Up! Celebrate Amazing Eclectic Expression for the Stamp Ink Paper #142

Hey guys!  It’s Tuesday so that means another fun challenge for you to play along with from Stamp Ink Paper!  And it’s color week!

I used a few goodies that you can get for FREE for another couple of weeks before Sale-A-Bration comes to an end on 31 Mar!  With a $50 purchase, you can get the Myths & Magic 6″ x 6″ Glimmer Paper, the Eclectic Expressions or Amazing You stamp sets, 3/8″ Shimmer Ribbon Pack, Tutti-Frutti Cards & Envelopes or the Simple Stripes TIEF!  With a $100 purchase, getcha the Celebrate You Thinlits!  Yep – used them all.  Take a look-see:

Can you guess the colors for SIP #142?  Hope you’ll come and play along with us this week!

I also used a sketch challenge this week for my layout.  I chose the clean sketch from FabFriday!

I started with one of the fun – and free! – Tutti Frutti Cards & Envelopes in Lemon Lime Twist for my card base.  Then I embossed a Whisper White panel in the Simple Stripes TIEF (yep – free!) and matted it (de-bossed side up) on Smoky Slate.

My smaller panel is more Whisper White matted on Smoky Slate.  I made the sort of abstract design with the sunburst image from the free Amazing You stamp set – I stamped it all over in various directions – after stamping off once before each stamp.  There’s a single stamped sentiment – also from Amazing You – stamped in Basic Gray Archival ink.  

I wrapped a length of free Bermuda Bay 3/8″ Shimmer Ribbon around, securing it in the back with Fast Fuse.  Then I popped the stamped panel onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I used the fun word-die from the Celebrate You Thinlits (say it with me…FREE!) to cut the sentiments from the Myths & Magic 6″ x 6″ Glimmer Paper and Smoky Slate card stock.  Then I used Liquid Glue to adhere the words to the small panel (I also stuck a couple tiny pieces of Dimensionals under the letters on the ends just to support them).

I tied a tiny bow and stuck it on with a smooshed up Glue Dot, added some Tutti-Frutti Adhesive-Backed Sequins and the card front was done!

On the inside, I stamped a sentiment from the Eclectic Expressions stamp set (this one is in the second SAB release!) in Bermuda Bay.  Over that, in stamped-off-once Lemon Lime Twist, I added the Amazing You sunburst.

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Smoky Slate mat and into the Tutti-Frutti Card, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

On the front of the already-decorated-for-us Tutti-Frutti Envelope, I added a few Amazing You sunbursts in Bermuda Bay…

…and I did absolutely nothing to the envelope flap – it just comes that way! 🙂

Et Voila!  There are a lot of free goodies still available to y’all – but only for a couple more weeks!  I hope you’ll double check your stocking-up-shopping lists and earn a few of them for yourself!  Don’t forget – the Celebrate You Thinlits WILL be available in the next Annual Catalog – but…it’s won’t be free! 😉




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.

Sale-A-Bration Freebies From the Annual Catalog!


Now we’ve got goodies from the Annual Catalog that you can select for your free gifts during Sale-A-Bration in addition to the goodies in the previous flyers!  Check out the flyer – you could get the beautiful Sweet Soiree Framelits or the wondrous Petals & More Thinlits (hint: the March Tutorial – which you’ll get for FREE when you place a $50 or more order!! – just so happens to use the Petal Palette bundle!!).

Here’s the only catch – The item numbers from the flyer must be used in order for the products to be redeemed as Sale-A-Bration items. The items have different numbers in the catalog that do not mark the item as part of Sale-A-Bration.  Click the picture below to get it to human-size!

Happy Shopping!

Paper Pumpkin Subscription Special!

Stampin’ Up! is offering new subscribers 50% off their first 2 months with the Creativity Starts with Paper Pumpkin promotion when you sign up by May 10!  You get an amazing subscription price for two straight months!  Just add promo code SAVEFIFTY0418 at checkout in my Paper Pumpkin store!

Here are the details:

  • Promotion is for new subscribers only
  • Offer is available 11 March – 10 May 2018
  • Offer runs for 2 months
  • Use code SAVEFIFTY0418 at checkout
  • Discount is applied to one kit per month for the first two month of a new subscription.
    • How it works: A new customer can subscribe during April’s subscription period from March 11–April 10 or May’s subscription period from April 11–May 10 and receive the discount. If a new customer subscribes during April’s subscription period they will receive 50% off their subscription when billed in April and May. If a new subscriber subscribes during May’s subscription period they will receive 50% off their subscription when billed in May and June. If a customer suspends during their 2-month discount period, they will receive their discount during the first 2 months in which they reactivate.
  • Does not apply to prepaid codes

Now’s a great time to subscribe if you haven’t tried Paper Pumpkin yet! Click here to head over to start your subscription now! 

There’s Still Time to Join and Reap the SAB Benefits!

Do you have a super-long list of Stampin’ Up! goodies that you want??  Would you like to get part of it with…a 45% savings?  And – THEN get 20-25% off all the rest of your list?!

Anytime is a great time to join Stampin’ Up! but…right now during Sale–A-Bration is the very best time!  Cuz – on top of all that, you get to pick TWO ADDITIONAL STAMP SETS ABSOLUTELY FREE!!

And – You’ll be guaranteed to be active for the release of the new 2018-2019 Annual Catalog in June!  And be snapping up all the new goodies with your cool 20% discount!

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



Tutti-Frutti Cards & Envelopes 

Smoky Slate Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2 3/4″ x 3 1/4″ (mat for small panel on front); Celebrate You Sentiment die cut

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 3/4″ x 5″ (card front and inner liner); 2 5/8″ x 3 1/8″ (small panel on front)

Myths & Magic 6″ x 6″ Glimmer Paper: Celebrate You Sentiment die cut

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Finn Fan Fix

On our last Mary’s-Favorite-Day-of-the-Week, Sonya (our wonderful housecleaning angel) brought her grand-daughter with her.  Finn – while a little gobsmacked by the sheer tiny-ness of the human – is….intrigued.

For the most part, Skyler slept like a….well…baby! 😉  

But then, as happens, she woke up needing a snack and a change.

The crying triggered the “shepherd”.

In this picture, he’s sort of whining at/to her.  He needed her to be okay!  AND WE BIG HUMANS NEEDED TO MAKE IT SO!

So – he licked her little hand…

Which did serve to make the crying stop as she tried to figure out why her hand was suddenly slimy…

Once Grandma finally got the snack ready…

…he kept a pretty close eye on the whole situation!

He’s so sweet with her.  Of course, it helps that she can’t escape the herd… 😉



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18 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Celebrate Amazing Eclectic Expression for the Stamp Ink Paper #142

  1. Such a cute card Mary! The colors work perfectly with your design. And Finn to the rescue!! Sweet pictures of both of them. 🙂

  2. Your card brought joy to my heart and Finn brought tears to my eyes. There is something so special about him. Skyler is a lucky girl. Thanks for sharing the pics. Now I gotta go get a Kleenex Ya never know what’s going to hit your emotions at 7 in the morning!

    • Nope – you sure don’t! 🙂 Yes, he’s a special little man. I feel very blessed that he came to live with us! 🙂 Thanks so much, Karen! 🙂

  3. Kate

    Oh my goodness. Finn the Nanny-Shepherd. Will his talents never cease! Suh-weet! And, IMHO, he hot pretty big blessed too when he came to you.

  4. Great card! I love the colors and especially the way you used that starburst stamp to create the rectangle panel! Thanks for sharing at Fab Friday!

  5. Very pretty card, considering. 🙂
    The shepherd never quits, does he? So special to see him with a little human. Both are adorable!

    • Nope – forever vigilant. Unless he’s snoring…. 🙂 Thanks, Julie – glad you liked it even with the “considering” that’s all over it! 😉

  6. I agree with Karen. Finn’s loving heart made me cry. ❤❤❤ Now, your card is a different matter I love a challenge like making it all free. Wow you hit a home run! Today I learned: The word “Let’s” is included in that stamp set. And, the TIEF for those “boards” is free!!!! HOW did I miss that? That EF is on my “need” list and I missed the chance. Thanks for the inspiration.

    • Hey Sharon – yep – Simple Stripes went on the SAB list just last week! You can see the flyer on the blog – there’s quite a few good things on it! So there’s still time! 🙂 Yes – he’s got a huge heart in that compact little body! Thanks much! 🙂

  7. Dee Kepler

    Super cute.  Love your creativity.

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  8. Heather Heroldt

    I love the stamped panel you created, Mary – reminds me of the short little date palms all over the place here in AZ – I feel like I’m looking at a lovely desert scene! Love your composite of the sentiments, too – so buttoned up! Thanks so much for playing at Fab Friday!

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