Stampin’ Up! Make a Difference & Share What You Love Birthday

Good morning, y’all – happy Hawwwmp Day!!

When you read this – I’ll probably have been up for a hot minute doing my pre-order from the new catalog!  Early access to new goodies and my handy discount are just a couple of the perks of being a Demonstrator!  And – I’ll have ordered my boxes of catalogs so I can get them all mailed out to y’all!  You’re going to love it, my peeps!!

In the meantime, though, y’all can be ordering the Share What You Love bundles – and a bundle with the new 2018-2020 In Color Ink Pads.  Scroll on down for the links and get busy!  To that end, and to tempt you further, I made a card with the Make a Difference stamp set and more of the Share What You Love Specialty DSP – plus some more goodies in the early release bundles.  Take a look-see:

I took inspiration for this card from this week’s Stamp Ink Paper Farmhouse Chic challenge.  Hope that you’ll make a card and play along with us!

And I’m playing with the TGIF challenge.  I went right across the top row.

I started with a Whisper White panel that I embossed in the Simple Stripes TIEF and matted on Basic Black for the card front.

Then I cut two strips of the Share What You Love Specialty DSP and adhered them with Liquid Glue.  A new Pearlized Doily is adhered over the strips.

For the oval, I cut the largest oval Stitched Shapes Framelits from some of my favorite Wood Textures DSP.  I stamped the sweet little flower image from the Make A Difference stamp set in a few spots in Smoky Slate Ink, then I adhered it to the card front.

I pulled out my Leaf Punch and punched three Basic Black leaves and gently folded the leaves to give them some dimension.  For the flowers, I fussy cut a few from one of the beautiful Share What You Love Specialty DSP designs.

For the sentiment, I used the letter stamps in Make A Difference and stamped the words in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on a Whisper White strip.  I snipped a banner end with my Paper Snips.

With Liquid Glue, I layered up the flowers, two of the leaves and the sentiment banner.

I added the last leaf to the sentiment banner with a dab of Liquid Glue and then stuck on the beautiful silver flower from the Share What You Love Embellishment Kit.  I finished it all off with a Petal Pink pearl from the Share What You Love Artisan Pearls.

On the inside, I added a stamped-off-once Smoky Slate flower to a Whisper White panel.  Then I added a Basic Black-matted strip of Share What You Love Specialty DSP.

I adhered the panel to a Basic Black mat with Liquid Glue, then added it into a Thick Whisper White card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got a couple of Smoky Slate flowers from Make a Difference on the front…

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

Et Voila!  Folks – I hope you’re already planning to snap up a Share What You Love Early Release bundle!  And don’t forget that this Make a Difference stamp set is part of those bundles!  It’s a gorgeous font – with no limit to the phrases and sentiments you can create!  Hope you like!


P.S.  If you wish you were able to get the new pre-order goodies (and they’re HUGE!!) – then I can help you out!  Join my team right now – and you can pick from the pre-order list to fill your Starter Kit  (and it even ships for free)!  And then everything after that is at 20-25% off!  All with no obligation whatsoever! Winner Winner!!


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.

Share What You Love special Early Release Bundles!

The early release for customers runs thru 31 May.

  • Bundles may be included as part of a new demonstrator’s Starter Kit (free items will be included).  HINT HINT!!
  • 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.

…check out the bundles for yourself by clicking the picture below to open a full-size PDF!  Or go right to the Share What You Love Early Release in my Online Store!

The Stamps-N-Lingers 2018-2019 Annual Catalog Shares are officially open!

What are catalog shares, you ask?  Well…think of them as a Test Drive of a new catalog!

In this Annual Catalog, there are 20 new Designer Papers….22 new Embellishments…..and more new ribbons than I can count!!  If you were to buy one of each of them –  you’d spend over $600!  Shares are a great way to get a little of everything from the new Catalog!  You get a chance to “try before you buy”!

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 couple of free extra goodies!!).  Take a look-see:

1. New Designer Series Paper Share – $55.00 plus $7 for Priority Mail shipping.

You’ll get 202 6″ x 6″ sheets of Designer Series Paper – including new Specialty and Vellum Papers! If you bought a pack of each of these papers, you’d pay about $230!

2. New Ribbon & Embellishment Share – $66.00 plus $7 for Priority Mail shipping.

You’ll get over 290 embellishments and about 61 yards of ribbon and trim! You’d be looking at almost $340 to buy all these goodies!

3. Want it all? $121 + $7 for Priority Shipping – and you’ll get shares of all of the new Designer Series Papers, Designer Series Paper Stacks, ribbons and embellishments.

And, with an I Want It All order – I’ll also throw in a package of a the new Medium Baker’s Twine in Night of Navy and two sheets of new Tea Room Copper Stickers!

For a complete list of what’s included in each of the Shares, head over to my 2018-2019 Annual Catalog Shares Page.  There’s also a handy form for you to fill out to get your Share reserved!  Don’t wait too long – I have limited spaces available this year! 🙂


Stampin’ Up! Now Accepting American Express Cards!!

If you’re one of the people who wished they could pay for the Stampin’ Up! order with their American Express card, worry no more; Stampin’ Up! has reached an agreement with American Express to accept their cards!

Starting today, Stampin’ Up! now accepts American Express cards in the U.S. This payment option is available for all our ordering systems. Now you can purchase your favorite products and earn your American Express rewards, too!

Stampin’ Up! Products Used in this Project:

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

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

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

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); 1 1/8″ x 3 3/4″ (sentiment banner)

Share What You Love Specialty DSP: 1 1/8″ x 4″ (x 2 – strips on card front); envelope flap; fussy cut flowers

Wood Textures DSP: 3 1/4″ Stitched Shapes Framelits oval (under sentiment and flowers)

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

My card today reminded me of the show Fixer Upper – with Chip and Joanna Gaines.  I wish they’d come to my house and I’d just say “Yes – do what you do.  Shiplap me and sliding barn door me – and I’ll be back in 3 months”!  On that show, Chip is always wanting to be the Design Assistant.

Please meet…Chip-Finny.  My Design Assistant.

This is the face that means…nooooo….not quite, Mom.  Keep trying…

…and then, when I get it right…

Just so you know – the Share What You Love Artisan Pearls were all Chip-Finny!


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12 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Make a Difference & Share What You Love Birthday

  1. Love your card Mary! Perfectly layered and designed! Finn has excellent taste in accessories. 😉

  2. Robbie Miller

    So glad to see Finn’s smiley face … looks like he is doing well !

    PS: Your card is very pretty, too !

    • stampsnlingers

      LOL – thanks, Robbie! He IS doing remarkably! If he didn’t have the scar, you wouldn’t even know it had happened! 🙂

  3. Kay V.

    What a beautiful card. and you stamped the sentiment with the little letters so evenly and perfect. Love it. I have the similar Brushwork stamp set and have never been able to make anything work for me.

    • stampsnlingers

      It’s a learned thing, I think. I stamped it and then cut the strip down – don’t think I’d have much luck with a pre-cut banner!! 🙂 Thanks so much, Kay! 🙂

  4. Rita R

    Great job with the Make A Difference letter stamps …. I’m thinking they may require just a bit of practice!

    What a wonderful recovery Finn has made … all your great nursing and all the prayers sure made a difference! Is that one of Finn’s famous smiles???

    • stampsnlingers

      It does – and you’ll want to keep close track of the various little letters!! 🙂 It’s not a full up smile – he does that when he’s wound up and excited!! Soon I’ll grab another picture of a true smile!! 🙂 Thanks so much, Rita! 🙂

  5. LindaB

    SO Happy the Finnster isn’t suffering any lingering ill effects from his equine encounter!!!

    • stampsnlingers

      Nope – he’s doing so well it’s sort of crazy! Thanks, Linda! 🙂

  6. I just adore everything about this card. I especially like how you have combined the pattern papers. Thanks for playing along with our tic tac toe game this week at TGIF! Smiles, Elizabeth

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks so much, Elizabeth! Appreciate the continued challenges and you stopping by to leave a comment! 🙂

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