Happy happy HAWWWMP day!! Hope your week is going good – and that you’re ready to slide on down to the weekend! I know I am!
On yesterday’s blog hop, my friend Sue Prather made a gorgeous card that I fell in love with as soon as it loaded on my computer! You can check it out right here.
I decided I was going to CASE it – cuz I needed a card just like it! So I got started – and then…well, sort of deviated. I ended up using the Waterfront stamp set and Wood Textures DSP – just like Sue – but I added some sentiments from the new Host-Exclusive Very Vintage stamp set. And made it more feminine – it’s going to an 80 year old woman who lives in Colorado! Take a look-see:
The layout for this one comes from this week’s Hand Stamped Sentiments challenge.
I started with some of my favorite paper in the Wood Textures DSP (thankfully carrying over!) and stamped the wondermous trees image from the Waterfront stamp set in new Shaded Spruce ink (avail 1 June). Then I matted it on Shaded Spruce card stock with Liquid Glue.
The next layer is also from Wood Textures, bannerized in my Triple Banner Punch and adhere with Liquid Glue. Then I wrapped a length of Very Vanilla 1/2″ Lace Trim around the whole thing, securing it in the back with Tear & Tape Adhesive.
I created a Shaded Space doily by sponging the back of a new Pearlized Doily (available right now in the two larger Share What You Love bundles). Then I adhered it to the card front with Liquid Glue.
I made the art piece on Very Vanilla card stock with the various elements in the Waterfront stamp set. I stamped the mountains image twice in Soft Suede without re-inking. The water is stamped-off-once Balmy Blue. I made some Shaded Spruce trees and added Granite Gray “ground” and Balmy Blue “sky” with Stampin’ Sponges. The birds are hand-drawn with my Soft Suede Stampin’ Write Marker.
I cut the image out with the largest Stitched Shapes Framelits circle die and popped it onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
My sentiment, from the new host-exclusive Very Vintage stamp set, is stamped in Shaded Spruce on Vellum card stock and then cut with a die in the new Stitched Labels Framelits. I used a couple of Glue Dots to adhere it.
The embellishment is a Linen Thread double-loop Billie Moan bow and a Very Vanilla 1/2″ Lace Trim bow – adhered with Glue Dots. Finally, I nestled a Silver Flower from the Share What You Love Embellishment Kit.
On the inside, I stamped more Soft Suede mountains (which I stamped off once before stamping the Very Vanilla panel) – I stamped them twice without re-inking. Then I added some stamped-off-once Shaded Spruce trees.
The sentiment is from the Very Vintage set, stamped in full-strength Shaded Spruce.
I matted the panel on Shaded Spruce 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 Waterfront mountains and trees on the front…
… and I added more Wood Textures DSP and a few Shaded Spruce trees onto the envelope flap.
Et Voila! I hope I did justice to Sue’s gorgeous card! And that this fits the bill and is what my mom was looking for. How awesome is it that the Waterfront stamp set is continuing (I LOVE that wonderful trees image!)?? And – the Very Vintage Host-exclusive set is stunningly beautiful – I know you’re going to want to have it on your stamp shelf! Hope you like!
HOST CODE FOR 1 MAY – 15 MAY: BE6EGEUW
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.
Don’t Miss Out on My Double Peppermint Ordering Special!
Here’s the deets…
1. All orders of $50 or greater (before shipping and taxes) placed through my online store thru the end of the day on 14 May 18 will earn DOUBLE PEPPERMINT REWARD POINTS!!
2. Don’t forget to add the Host Code below if your order is under $150 to get your free thank you gift (orders over $150 automatically get the free thank you gift!).
3. For more information about my Punkin Head Peppermint Reward points (my buyer reward program), click here.
There’s Last Chance goodies as well as the new Share What You Love bundles! Getcha some!
Head on over to my Online Store to get started!
Stampin’ Up! announced this morning that a selection of Last-Chance Products have been discounted! Whoo-Hoo! Check out all your favorites in my Online Store right here!
The Stamps-N-Lingers 2018-2019 Annual Catalog Shares are Still Available!
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! The deadline to sign up is 30 May at 1pm Mountain Time – but…don’t wait too long – I have limited spaces available this year! 🙂
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!
Stampin’ Up! Products Used in this Project:
The new ink and card stock colors and the host-exclusive Very Vintage stamp set will be available on 1 June!
Card Cuts Used in This Project:
Soft Suede Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″)
Shaded Spruce Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner)
Very Vanilla Card Stock: 2 7/8″ Stitched Shapes Circle (art); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)
Wood Textures DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); 2″ x 4 7/8″ (banner on front); envelope flap
Vellum Card Stock: Stitched Labels Framelits die cut (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!
Don’t know if you were paying attention the other day – but…when I showed you my raised beds, there was ONLY. ONE. TOMATO. PLANT.
Or TOMATOE. You decide.
Regardless – or…. IRREGARDLESS (grrrr)…ONE.
And it’s a Sweeeheart tomato – which is a totally amazing little grape-type tomato. Sweet as can be and makes hundreds of tomatoes!
But – it’s not going to make a very good ‘mater sammich!
So the other day when I was getting feed, I got us a Beefsteak at the feed store.
And a Giant Jalapeño plant.
Don’t know why – some vague thought of smoking them and making my own chipotles. No telling.
Anyway – Finn was right there helping.
A newly transplanted pepper needs juuuuusst the right amount of water. Finn’s making sure I get that exact amount.
It takes close scrutiny and strict attention to detail.
Not just any dog could do it! 🙂