Stampin’ Up! Wonderful Rooted in Nature Sneak Peek!

Happy weekend, y’all!  Hope you’ve got something fun planned, like…going to see the new Avengers movie, maybe?!  I hope I get to see it soon!! 🙂

My card today uses one of my favorite new bundles in the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog (anyone tracking how many times I’ve already said that??) – called Rooted in Nature.  That stamp set, bundled with the Nature’s Roots Framelits, worked perfectly over a piece of Share What You Love DSP!  Take a look-see:

The layout for this one comes from this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge.

I started with a piece of the Share What You Love Specialty DSP (y’all can get this starting next week on 1 May in the Early Release!) and I matted it on Crumb Cake with Liquid Glue.

The center panel is Crumb Cake, embossed in the Petal Burst TIEF.

I made the little border with some strips from the Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Paper – I adhered it on the top and bottom of the embossed panel with Tear & Tape Adhesive.  Then I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to the card front.  More Tear & Tape helped me add the 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon around the whole thing.

The grove of Rooted in Nature trees is made using the marker-to-rubber coloring technique. I colored the needles with my Old Olive Stampin’ Write Marker and used Soft Suede for the trunks.  I stamped five of them on Very Vanilla and cut them with their matching die from the Nature’s Roots Framelits.

I stamped the sentiment from Rooted in Nature in Soft Suede on Vellum card stock and cut it with an oval Stitched Shapes Framelits die.

I spent a little time dry-fitting the trees and sentiment onto the card front – then I adhered the layers with Stampin’ Dimensionals and Glue Dots (trees) and used just Glue Dots under the stamped sentiment for the Vellum oval.   And that was it for the card front!  How cool is it to be able to just cut these pretty trees with a quick and easy die?!? 🙂

On the inside, I added a couple more trees to the side of a Very Vanilla panel and called it good! 🙂

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Crumb Cake mat and then into my Soft Suede card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got more Rooted in Nature trees on the front…

…and then I added more of the Share What You Love DSP to the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Are you in love with this wonderful Rooted in Nature stamp set and the oh-so-handy and wondrous Nature’s Roots Framelits?  I know I am – and I love how it all works so well with the Share What You Love Specialty DSP!  Hope you like!



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

Spring Paper Pumpkin Clean Out Sale Going On Now!

Spring has sprung, and Paper Pumpkin has decided to do a little spring cleaning and they are blowing out select items in their refill and past kit inventory.

Anyone may purchase the kits listed below (not just Paper Pumpkin subscribers) until May 9 or while supplies last. They will then permanently discontinue these items.

Here are the kits and refills that will be on sale:

Click here to see all of the past Paper Pumpkin Kits currently available and be sure to stop by the online store to pick up the sale kits!

Share What You Love Bundle Early Release Coming Next Week!

Exclusive Bundles for Every Crafter

We’ve created the perfect bundles so we can spread the love to every crafter! The Share What You Love Suite Early Release is our tribute to all of the wonderful people who have made—and continue to make—our company what it is today. Join us in celebrating the good times with our exclusive Statement of My Heart Single Stamp, which is available only during early release.

The early release for customers runs 1 – 31 May.

  • À la carte items available only during preorder period. (They will be available for purchase again when the 2018–2019 annual catalog is released on June 1, 2018.)
  • Bundles may be purchased via demonstrator, customer, workshop, or online order.
  • Bundles may be included as part of a new demonstrator’s Starter Kit (free items will be included).
  • Bundles are exclusive to the suite early release and will no longer be available after May 31, 2018. Individual items from the Share What You Love suite will be available when the 2018–2019 annual catalog is released on June 1, 2018.
  • There is no minimum purchase required to participate in this promotion.
  • There are no purchase limits in place during the customer sales period.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Although other catalog-related promotions will have some price increases (e.g., Product Purchase Premiere and 2018–2019 annual catalog preorder), nearly every item featured in the Share What You Love Suite Early Release will remain at its current price. The only exceptions are Old Olive Classic Stampin’ Pad (item 147090) and all ink pads featured in the In Color Collection 2018–2019 (item 147153).

Watch as Brandi Barnard shows you the bundles…

…and then check out the bundles for yourself by clicking the picture below to open a full-size PDF!

You’ve heard the rumors!  You’ve watched some videos.  You’ve started to see samples with new and wondrous colors!  Now you can get the information you need about the Stampin’ Up! 2018 Color Revamp, the newly re-designed Classic Ink Pads, and the real-deal on retiring inks!  Check out all the deets on my 2018 Color Revamp, Ink Pads and Retiring Color Info page!  There’s even an Online Color Coach for you to print out!  Enjoy! 🙂

Stampin’ Up! Products Used in this Project:

Get the Share What You Love DSP next week and the rest of the new goodies on 1 June! 🙂

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Soft Suede Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, scored and folded at 4 1/4″)

Crumb Cake Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2 3/8″ x 5″ (embossed front strip)

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 3 3/4″ x 5″ (inner liner); Nature’s Roots die cuts

Share What You Love Specialty DSP: 3 3/4″ x 5″ (card front); envelope flap

Vellum Card Stock: 2 3/4″ Stitched Shapes Oval (sentiment)

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

Thought you’d enjoy a couple more pics of Franken-Dog in his “I’m baaaack” mode!  In other words – Finny being Finny!!

“Slurp…num…num…slopper….mmm…dirty dishes!  My favorite!”

“YOU get a peek-a-boo and YOU get a peek-a-boo and YOU….”

And – then I figured you might like to see a recent new resident.

Meet….Wilbur.  Still trying to see if that name fits him.

Wilbur might look like a black bear cub.  But he is, in fact, of the swine-persuasion. Proof…

He showed up on the driveway and then in the pasture the other day.  We thought he was wild.  But…he’s awfully tame for a wild pig.  We’re starting to wonder if someone dumped him on the road.  Cuz…people do that.  Cuz…people frequently suck! “They told us he was a pot-belly pig and would only weigh 35 pounds!” 🙁

So – not sure what the future holds for us with Wilbur.  Will he gain the fame and notoriety of Duck-Duck?

Only time will tell!


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26 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Wonderful Rooted in Nature Sneak Peek!

  1. Elisha Smith

    What a gorgeous combination of products! I love it! I played with the smaller images in that bundle, but not the trees – they are beautiful! It’s good to see Finn up to his old tricks – hope today goes well at the v_t😕 Wilbur is too cute! What does Finn think of him?

    • stampsnlingers

      This is like Lovely As A Tree – on steroids! It’s awesome – so have fun with the larger tree images! I’m not sure Finn has really “seen” him yet. Guess we’ll see soon… 😉 Thanks, Elisha! 🙂

  2. Barbara Riefner

    Oh, I hate to see an animal that is not used to foraging for food having to do this. What a shame. I hope someone owns Wilbur and is taking care of him. How sad. You’re right, some people do suck when it comes to their animals!!!

    • stampsnlingers

      I think he’s doing okay – I really can’t tell what his deal really is. So – we’re just playing it by ear. I’ve named him, so…that’s Step 1 in becoming a permanent addition here… 🙂 Thanks, Barbara! 🙂

  3. Kate

    Nice card…
    The Finn can check out my dishwasher any time!!! It is wonderful to see him doin’ his thang again. PTL!
    Poor ole pig. Do pigs forage? Or? 🙁

    • stampsnlingers

      Pigs are omnivores – so, if he WAS dumped, he’s doing okay. He’s rooting up around the barn – which is really not his most endearing quality. THAT would be the little ear flipping and tail wagging. It would help if her weren’t so cute right now – makes it hard to know whether he’s one of the wild ones or a dump-ee or an escapee! Thanks, Mom! 🙂

  4. Such a beautiful card Mary! Your colors, layers and design are all perfect! Awesome that you’ve got another critter for Finn to herd…just what you needed. 😉 Glad that he’s back to his normal self. 🙂

    • stampsnlingers

      Yes – can’t even have too many critters that need taking care of, right?? 🙁 Thank you so much, Amy! 🙂

  5. Robbie Miller

    First of all, I’m so happy Finn is back to his ornery loveable self ! You must be very very relieved and thankful !
    Secondly … gorgeous card !!

    • stampsnlingers

      Yes, ma’am! I most surely am more relieved than I can even tell you! Thanks! And thank you on the card, too! 🙂

  6. Pat

    Mary, I’m so glad that Finn is being his silly self. That is so nice of him to clean the dishes before you run the dishwasher. You must have the cleanest dishes! 🤪
    Yeah, it seems like people think the best place to dump their no longer wanted pets is the country. So sad. My next door neighbors have a little pet pig, Bella loves him! So do I. 😍

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks, Pat – he IS a helper/giver, for sure! I don’t know if that’s what’s happened with Wilbur or if it’s our way of justifying not running him off. He’s pretty darned cute right now… 😉

  7. So glad Finn is getting back to his old self.

    • stampsnlingers

      Boy – me, too, Gerri! Thank you so much! 🙂

  8. Pretty papers and card, such a lovely fresh design. Thank you for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks so much, Tracey – appreciate you stopping by! 🙂

  9. This set is on my list and I doubt anyone is tracking your “favorite bundle”…I did do a search though…lol. I also did a search on Duck Duck cuz I didn’t know what you were talking about. Your posts about the goose cracked me up as you tend to do with me. I love pigs so I will be following the adventures of Wilbur, along with the continued recovery of Finn. Has he done the thing that would make you know Finn was totally back?

    • stampsnlingers

      Glad you got caught up on the doings of Duck-Duck! I kind of miss her! 🙁 Not sure what adventures will follow with Wilbur… Yep – Finn’s done the last thing I needed to see – sprawled himself upside down in his kennel to sleep!! Whoo-hpp!! Thanks, Karen – see you tonight! 🙂

  10. karren Olaveson

    Hi Mary, Such a relief to see little Finn is better. That was a terrible scare!!! Cute ;little pig running around your property. He knows what he is doing, coming to your house!!! Hope he will be ok. I guess time will tell. Someone dumped a peacock off at our place the other day!! Some people don’t have a lick of good sense!! Then, the next time I look, it will be a cat!! Hugs for you, Mary. Your cards are beautiful. Have a good weekend.
    Best wishes,

    • stampsnlingers

      A peacock!?! Now that’s an odd thing, for sure. Who the heck gets a peacock and then changes their mind? Sheesh. Thank you so very much for your love and continued good wishes, Karren! 🙂

  11. Kathy Fennell

    Wow Mary, what a beautiful card! Love it! Can’t wait for the new catalog, I do believe this will be another stamp set added to the “I want list”. Awe Finn 🙂 feeling a lot better I see! Thank goodness for God, love and prayers! Hope Vet visit goes well. Have a good weekend 🙂

    • stampsnlingers

      Yep – those three things have gotten him to the otherside of a bad bad thing! And I’m so grateful to everyone! Thanks so much, Kathy! 🙂

  12. Fabulous card using a gorgeous tree image! Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks very much, Karren – I love this new bundle! Appreciate you stopping by! 🙂

  13. Deanie

    Love your card. Thanks for sharing.

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