Stampin’ Up! Amazing Life Birthday Sneak Peek

Good morning, y’all!  Here ’tis Friday again!  I LOVE a short week so much!!  Wish they were all like this!

I have a cute little card to share with you today with another sneak peek from the Occasions Catalog.  This one uses a set called Amazing Life – and it’s got the most perfect birthday sentiments!  Take a look-see:

My layout for this one is from the sketch side of this week’s Fusion challenge.

And the colors come from The Paper Players.

Here’s a little gander at the stamp set itself:  Amazing Life!

Cute, huh?  You’ll be able to pick this one up in January (starting on the 3rd!)!

I started with a panel of Whisper White and added a strip of So Saffron Subtles DSP to the side with Liquid Glue.  Then I matted it all on Poppy Parade.

Using my Stamparatus, I stamped the sentiment from Amazing Life in Poppy Parade.  Over that, in So Saffron, I added the sweet little cake image.  Then I added some little flourishes in Gray Granite.

I used my Poppy Parade Stampin’ Write Marker to lightly color the candle on the cake and my So Saffron Marker to add little teensy dots inside the word “cake”.

I wrapped some Gray Granite 1/2″ Textured Weave Ribbon around the panel, securing it in the back with Glue Dots.  I wrapped a shorter length around the ribbon and tied it snugly to create a “faux bow” – and the card front was done!

On the inside, I added a second sentiment from Amazing Life in Poppy Parade to a Whisper White panel, and stamped the cake over it in So Saffron.  Then I colored the candle and added a Gray Granite flourish or two!

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Poppy Parade mat and into my So Saffron card base, popped the card base on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got another So Saffron cake on the front…

…and more of the So Saffron Subtles DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  How fun is this Amazing Life stamp set?  I love that sentiment – life really IS too short to say no (at least ALL the time!) to cake!  Add this one to your list for 3 Jan, y’all!  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 any active catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.

The 2019 Occasions Catalog Is Coming SOON!

Here’s a look at the 2019 Occasions Catalog and Sale-A-Bration Flyer!  I’ll be ordering packs of catalogs bright and early on 5 Dec and then sending them out to my customers quick as I can get them in the mail!  If you’re already one of my customers, you can expect to see them in your mailbox mid-December.

If you’re not a customer of mine already – but would like to be on my list to receive a catalog, head on over to my Online Store and place an order of $50 or more now!  You’ll also become a full-fledged member of the Punkin’ Heads – my Customer Appreciation Program – with all the benefits that go along with that honor!  Check them out right here!

Craft & Carry Stamparatus Bag Coming Soon!

A tool as beloved and important as the Stamparatus deserves its own special treatment. And what better way to treat your most versatile stamping companion than by giving it its own special carrying and storage solution. Introducing…the Craft & Carry Stamparatus Bag!

The bag is available now for Demonstrators to order and it will be available for customers to order beginning on 5 December!  When ordering starts, you’ll have two options: Ordering just the bag or ordering the Stamparatus and the bag together.

Click on the image below to open up a full-size flyer with more details.

You’ll be able to start ordering on 5 Dec!

Snowflake Showcase Bundle Updated!

I was just informed that the White Velvet Sheets – a part of the Snowflake Showcase – has been discontinued.  As advertised at the beginning of the promotion, these products were all “while supplies last”.  And once they run out – they’re not being re-ordered.

What does that mean for my special bundles?  Well – I’ve updated the product list to remove the White Velvet Sheets, and reduced the price accordingly.

But folks – if you’ve been thinking you’d wait until the very end of the promotion period – I’d strongly recommend that you NOT wait another moment!  This has been a WILDLY popular set of goodies – and I’d hate for you to miss out.  The stamp sets, thinlits and trinkets are still available – but…there’s no telling for how much longer!

You can click on the picture above to see a fun video showcasing the products.  Then check out the flyer below to take a closer look-see!

Here’s the deets:

  • No limits apply during the customer sales period. So be quick while supplies last!
  • Products available while supplies last from November 1, 2018 until November 30, 2018. This means products will only be available until November 30 or while supplies last, whichever comes first. If a product’s supply is depleted before November 30, it will no longer be available for purchase.
  • Items may be purchased in any type of order.
  • Items may be included as part of a Starter Kit!!  Join now!
  • Ordering deadline:  November 30, 2018; 11:50 PM (MT)

Here’s the updated special money-saving bundle!

Stamps-N-Lingers Snowflake Showcase Bundle:

If you purchased the entire Showcase separately, you’d pay about $98!  That includes shipping and a wag at the taxes.

Snow is Glistening – $21
Happiness Surrounds – $17
Snowfall Thinlits – $39
White Velvet Paper – $5  NO LONGER INCLUDED!
Snowflake Trinkets – $8

With my special bundle – you’re only going to pay $80 (new price!) – all in!

And – when you order the bundle, you’ll get a set of Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes for FREE!  So –  you’ll be ready to start creating right away!  

Get the entire Showcase and the notecards and envelopes – shipped directly to you for free –  and save a pretty penny, too!

In the spirit of expectation management, with the significant savings you get with this bundle, I won’t be able to give y’all Peppermints when you order them.

These offers are available to anyone – but I can only ship to addresses (not Post Office boxes!) in the United States or APO Military. 🙂

Thanks for your understanding, y’all!

It’s easy to order!  Fill out the form below.  I’ll send you a PayPal Invoice right away and then, on 1 Nov, place your order first thing and get your wonderful Snowflake Showcase goodies on their way to your door!  Easy Peasy!

Happy shopping!

Don’t want the Special Bundle?  Get just the things you DO want right here in my Online Store!

Additional Holiday Catalog Items No Longer Available

Sales for the following products have exceeded our forecast and are continuing strong, resulting in a large number of backorders. Because backorders are so costly, we have made the decision to shut these items off effective immediately. Since these products cannot be sent from the manufacturer in time for the holidays, these item numbers will not be reactivated.

150095: Santa’s Workshop Cards You Can Make It Bundle
147905: Santa’s Workshop Memories & More Card Pack
147815: Santa’s Workshop Memories & More Cards & Envelopes

147816: Joyous Noel Specialty Designer Series Paper
147890: Festive Farmhouse Elements
147811: Santa’s Workshop Enamel Elements

We apologize for the inconvenience, y’all! 🙁

Dashing Along DSP Available For Purchase!

Sales for the following products have exceeded our forecast and are continuing strong, resulting in a large number of backorders. Because backorders are so costly, we have made the decision to shut these items off effective immediately. Since these products cannot be sent from the manufacturer in time for the holidays, these item numbers will not be reactivated.

147816: Joyous Noel Specialty Designer Series Paper
147890: Festive Farmhouse Elements
147811: Santa’s Workshop Enamel Elements

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you.  In order to provide you with another holiday-themed option, we’ve decided to make our promotional Dashing Along Designer Series Paper (item 149903) available for sale at $11.00. This beautiful, 12″ x 12″ traditional Christmas paper has a festive, eclectic feel and is perfect for layering. Coordinating colors are Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, and Whisper White.

Though we don’t yet have a fulfillment date, all backorders for Joyous Noel Specialty Designer Series Paper, Festive Farmhouse Elements, and Santa’s Workshop Enamel Elements will be filled as soon as possible. So very sorry for the inconvenience, y’all! 🙁

Get the Stampin’ Up! Products Used in this Project!

Get the Amazing Life stamp set starting on 3 Jan!

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

So Saffron Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″)

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

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

Subtles DSP in So Saffron: 1 1/2″ x 5 1/8″ (DSP strip on front); 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!

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Finn Fan Fix

It appears that Finn has decided – permanently! – that the sofa is fair game for him, too.  Remember?  If the cat…then the dog!

So, bowing to the inevitable (he totally knows how to “work” me), I put a blanket on one end.

For him.

But – remember your if-then’s from school.  If it’s good for the cat then it’s good for the dog?

Well – that little logic trail goes both ways.  If’s it’s good for the DOG then…



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16 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Amazing Life Birthday Sneak Peek

  1. Cute card! Perfect for a fall birthday. 🙂 Ha! Yep, typical brother/sister thing. If he gets it, I’m taking it just because I can. 😉

  2. Our 4 legged friends give us so much! Hilarity for sure. BTW, cute card.

  3. Aww, fur babies brought a smile to my face. When I saw those colors for PP, I pondered them in my brain. You made them work. Do you play the piano?

    • stampsnlingers

      “Play” is a pretty strong word. I do know how – played for years. Could play again if pushed. But….where in the day would I put it?!? So – it’s mostly just a beautiful piece of oak furniture! Thanks much, Karen! 🙂

      • 9 years piano and 3 years organ for me…you wouldn’t know it now…sold all and bought a keyboard, which is now gone to the church! Next to go will be my music.

      • stampsnlingers

        I should do the same, I suppose. It should really belong to someone who will use it and love it every day. As more than just furniture! 🙂

  4. Kate

    Great birthday admonition! Card worthy of a frame and a spot where admonition can be remembered and the birthday part conveniently ignored. Cake can have a candle for lots of reasons, yes?
    Of course, the furries have a sofa spot…well, maybe not if they exude eau de bassett and the sofa isn’t leather. Katy has earned her spot..

    • stampsnlingers

      She sure has – and he’s quite respectful of her position in the house! Unless she NEEDS herding! 😉 Thanks, Mom -it’s a cute set! 🙂

  5. What a wonderful way to use the challenge colors, Mary! I LOVE what you did with the new set! TOO cute! Thank you for sharing with The Paper Players!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thank you so much, Ann! Appreciate you stopping by and the kind words! 🙂

  6. Super cute birthday card, Mary—nice to see something other than Christmas for our color challenge this week! So happy you played!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks very much, LeAnne! Appreciate you stopping by! 🙂

  7. Linda Callahan

    Love this! The crisp ribbon is the perfect accent! The gray looks fabulous!

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