Happy Happy Haawwmp Day, y’all! The week is going quickly – and next week we’ve got a Holiday!! Whoo-hoo!
And…something else is happening next week…
What is it…
It’s right on the tip of my tongue…
Well – it’ll come to me I’m sure! 🙂
One thing I DO remember is that the cool Color Your Season promotion is ending this week -like…DAY AFTER TOMORROW! That’s right, after Friday, you will NOT be able to pick up the lovely Blended Seasons stamp set and coordinating Stitched Seasons Framelits. So…tarry not, okay? Here’s a link right to them in my Online Store!
In fact, I’m so sure that you NEED this set that – for the next two days ONLY – everyone who orders the Color Your Seasons Bundle will get TRIPLE PEPPERMINT POINTS!
Remember – this is only good thru the end of the day on Friday, 31 Aug AND you MUST order the BUNDLE to get the TRIPLE PEPPERMINTS! Got it!?
Now – today’s card is a sympathy card for a friend who lost her old dog this past Sunday. 🙁
I used the Blended Seasons stamp set as well as the Sorry For Everything set from the Annual Catalog, plus a few other fun goodies. Take a look-see:
The layout for this card was based on this week’s Sunday Stamps sketch challenge.
And the color scheme comes from the Global Design Project challenge.
I’d wanted to use the Blended Seasons set today and, after seeing the pretty card that GDP Guest Designer Holley Smith made, I knew just what to make!
I started with a piece of Very Vanilla card stock and, using my Stamparatus, stamped the Tree Rings background image in Soft Suede. Then I used a Sponge Dauber to sponge the edges in more Soft Suede. I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Soft Suede mat.
The next layer is a piece of paper from the Garden Impressions DSP (yes, I know that’s Crushed Curry – it’s called artistic license…..hello?!) matted on Soft Suede and adhered to the card front with Liquid Glue.
My angled piece is yet another piece of Soft Suede that I cut to fit exactly on the angle depicted in the sketch, then I embossed it in the Corrugated Dynamic TIEF (coming next week in the….that’s IT!! The 2018 Holiday Catalog goes LIVE next week on the 5th!!). Once I sponged it with Soft Suede, I decided I wanted torn edges – so I tore the edges – then used Tear & Tape Adhesive to adhere it to the card front.
And then the fun began!
I stamped the pretty Blended Seasons leaves image on Whisper White, twice, in Soft Suede ink. Then I used my Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends – both Light and Dark – and my Flirty Flamingo Light Blend – to color all the leaves. I used my Soft Suede Light Blend for the little stems. Then I fussy cut all the leaves!
My sentiment is from Sorry For Everything – it’s actually three separate images in the set – all stamped in Soft Suede on Very Vanilla. I lightly flicked the edges of the sentiment with Soft Suede ink using a Sponge Dauber. I used the same dauber to lightly sponge a Flirty Flamingo Colored Doily (just to tone it down a smidge). That I adhered next with a little Liquid Glue.
I put some Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of my sentiment and used them to wind a few loops of Linen Thread.
I added a few of the leaves to the card front with Liquid Glue, then popped the sentiment on with the Dimensionals. Then I added the rest of the leaves with Liquid Glue or Liquid Glue and Mini Dimensionals.
I tied a Linen Thread Double-Loop Billie Bow and tucked it under the corner of the sentiment with a Glue Dot, added a few Pearl Basic Jewels and the card front was done!
On the inside, I simply stamped and colored the leaves from the Blended Seasons stamp set in Soft Suede, Daffodil Delight and Flirty Flamingo on a Very Vanilla panel.
I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Soft Suede mat and into my Thick Very Vanilla card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!
My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got another set of Blended Season leaves on the front (don’t forget to slide a piece of plastic or something into the envelope to keep the Stampin’ Blends from bleeding thru to the back)…
…and I added a bit more of the Garden Impressions DSP on the envelope flap.
Et Voila! This Blended Season stamp set has such gorgeous images in it – I particularly love these leaves! And the matching Stitched Seasons Framelits feature some really cool inside AND outside stitching! And – this card would work as a general sympathy card (not necessarily just for someone who’s lost a fur-child) – thanks to the wonderful sentiment in the Sorry For Everything stamp set. I hope you like!
I also hope that – if you haven’t already – you’ll add this bundle to your tool box. And earn those Triple Peppermint Rewards!! Hurry quick!
HOST CODE FOR 16 AUG – 31 AUG: CQPTNH2U
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 any active catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.
Time is running out to get this exclusive bundle! Blended Seasons stamp set can be bundled with Stitched Season Framelits Dies, which is a coordinating stitched die that includes stitching on both the positive and negative images
Stamps-N-Lingers 2018 Holiday Catalog Shares Are Open!
What are catalog shares, you ask? They’re your chance to try a little bit of everything and see what you like the best. It’s like…your first trip thru a cruise ship buffet…you have a little taste of all the fun things you like (or have never tasted) and then you go back for seconds (or even thirds!) on the goodies you love!
I’ll place our Shares order first jump out of the box on 5 Sept 18 and use expedited shipping so I get it back fast! Then I’ll get it all cut up, packaged and out the door quick as I can – hopefully early in the week of 10 Sept.
Shares are open to anyone – including demonstrators, so…check it…
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 free extra bonus!!).
Deadline to sign up for the shares is 3 Sep 18 at 8pm EST!! Head over to my Holiday Catalog Shares Page for all the details on what you get with each share type, as well as a handy form to fill out.
Let me know if you have any questions. Thanks!
We Know You Love our Watercolor Pencils!
So Don’t Miss Out on a SECOND Set of Wonderful Colors!!
Balmy Blue, Cajun Craze, Cherry Cobbler, Coastal Cabana, Crushed Curry, Flirty Flamingo, Garden Green, Gorgeous Grape, Granny Apple Green, Night of Navy
You can get these RIGHT NOW – but they MAY NOT be available again after the end of this month.
Click HERE to go right to them in my Online Store!
Time is Running Out to Earn Bonus Days Coupons!
You’ve still got time to earn Bonus Coupons to redeem in September! Get all the details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page!
Stampin’ Up! Products Used in this Project:
The Corrugated Dynamic TIEF will be available next week on 5 Sept!
Card Cuts Used in This Project:
Thick Very Vanilla Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, scored and folded at 4 1/4″)
Soft Suede Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″ (mat for front DSP panel); 2 7/8″ x 4 1/4″ (Corrugated panel)
Very Vanilla Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (card front and inner liner); 2″ x 3 1/2″ (sentiment)
Whisper White Card Stock: for fussy cut Blended Seasons leaves
Garden Impressions DSP: 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″ (front DSP panel); envelope flap
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!
Finn Fan Fix
I suppose I’ve mentioned – a time or two! – that Finny likes to nap.
He likes to play and run and roughhouse, too -but…he really likes to nap. 🙂
Which works out pretty well for us (me in particular!). I can set at my craft table or my work computer and do what I need to do.
And he…just finds a cool spot – in front of the A/C register or the fan in the bedroom…and sleeps the afternoon away.
After a couple of hours he wakes up and comes over to wherever I’m sitting.
Probably needs to go out.
But – I like to think that he ALSO wants a little Mom-lovin’! So – I give it to him!
And take a couple of us-ies!! Please disregard my hair. And lack of make-up. Wasn’t ready for my close-up, Mr. DeMille! 😉
Mom’s do the most embarrassing things!! 🙂