Stampin’ Up! Lovely Lattice Part of My Story Sneak Peek!

Happy Happy 2019!!  Whoo-hooo!!

I hope y’all had a safe and happy New Year’s Eve – ours was a quiet one – as always.  Watching sappy movies and listening to the firecrackers from around the area.

And today, we’re getting ready to eat black-eyed peas and greens – health and wealth! – for the New Year.

No one needs to tell me about bugs in the peas, okay?  I candled every single pea and there’s not a one to be seen! 😉

So – for the first card of the New Year – I’ve got another Sneak Peek – this time from the Sale-A-Bration catalog!  One of the pretty stamp sets you’ll be able to pick for FREE with a $50 purchase is the Lovely Lattice set – which is a beautiful floral set.  And, there’s a second set, called Part of My Story, which is all sentiments.  What a perfect pairing!  Take a look-see:

This is the Triple Time technique – done easy peasy!

I started with a piece of Smoky Slate card stock and embossed it in the Lace Dynamic TIEF (this is another great new goody in the 2019 Occasions Catalog!).

Next up – I stamped the big, beautiful flower image from the Lovely Lattice Cling Set in Smoky Slate on a piece of Whisper White.

I colored the image with my Stampin’ Blends in Light and Dark Balmy Blue, Light and Dark Granny Apple Green, Dark Daffodil Delight and Light Bermuda Bay.

Then came the magic!  Using three of the dies in the new Rectangle Stitched Framelits I cut the image out.  I lined all three dies up on my Magnetic Platform and cut them all at once.  Next, I cut two smaller Smoky Slate mats.

I matted the middle and the  smallest panels on their mats with Liquid Glue.  Then I adhered the largest piece (these look like frames now – be aware!) directly to the embossed card front.

I added the next two matted pieces, making sure to keep the image aligned correctly.  Triple Time – done!

For the sentiment, I inked the sentiment from the Part of My Story stamp set in Versamark on Smoky Slate, sprinkled it with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heat embossed it.

I used the die from the Needle Elements Framelits to “stitch” a label around the sentiment, then fussy cut it.

With a couple of Glue Dots, I added a length of Balmy Blue from the Organdy Ribbon Pack (another $50 free gift from the SAB catalog!).  Then I popped the sentiment over top with Stampin’ Dimenionals.

A Frosted Flower Embellishment with a Share What You Love Artisan Pearl finished it all off!

On the inside, I added two of the small flower images from Lovely Lattice in Smoky Slate to a Whisper White panel and colored them as I’d done the front.  I added some faux stitches with my Smoky Slate Stampin’ Write Marker.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Smoky Slate mat and into my Balmy Blue card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got a repeat of the small Lovely Lattice flowers on the front…

…and I added a little Gingham Gala DSP in the Balmy Blue to the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  This is such a Lovely Lattice (see what I did there?!?) – just perfect for coloring however suits you!  Since you can add any sentiment you like to get your message across – Part of My Story suits perfectly!  And – you can get them both for FREE (same with the pretty Organdy Ribbon Pack – with FIVE rolls of ribbon!).  I hope you like – and are flexing your mouse-clicking fingers!  Only a couple more days now!!





P.S.  There’s still time to get in on my Special 2019 Occasions Catalog Bundles so I can order them for you first thing on 3 Jan 19!!  They’re a great way to get the new goodies and save a little green at the same time!


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.

Stamps-N-Lingers 2019 Occasions Catalog Special Bundles Available

As you’ve come to expect, I’ve put together a couple of sweet-deal bundles for you to help get you going with a new catalog.

I’ve curated 7 bundles for you, bringing you the wonderful new 2019 Occasions Suites – and snag some free goodies!  On top of the savings you’ll receive a free Stampin’ Blends Combo and you’re going to be able to pick Sale-A-Bration products, too!

Take a peek – then get all the deets and a sign up form on my Special Bundles Page!

Bundle #1:  All My Love Bundle – $132 You’d pay around $162 to buy all of these goodies when you factor in shipping and tax.

Bundle #2:  Floral Romance Bundle – $109 You’d pay around $132 when you factor in shipping and tax.

Bundle #3: How Sweet It Is Bundle – $80 You’d pay around $95 when you factor in shipping and tax.

Bundle #4: Happiness Blooms Bundle – $95 You’d pay around $115 when you factor in shipping and tax.

Bundle #5:  The Gingham Gala Bundle – $71 You’d pay around $84 when you factor in shipping and tax.

Bundle #6: Needlepoint Nook Bundle – $79 You’d pay around $84 when you factor in shipping and tax.

Bundle #7: Classic Garage Bundle – $83 You’d pay around $99 when you factor in shipping and tax.

Each of the bundles – Suites, really! – will save you some green – and you’ll get to select a FREE Blends Combo – either Mossy Meadow or Balmy Blue!


It’s easy to order!  Fill out the form on my Special Bundles Page now.  On 27 Dec, I’ll send you a PayPal Invoice and then I’ll place the orders first thing on 3 Jan and get your bundles on the way to your door!   Easy Peasy!

These offers are available to anyone – but I can only ship to addresses in the United States or APO Military. 🙂 Thanks for your understanding, y’all!

Stamps-N-Lingers 2019 Occasions Catalog Shares Are Open

My 2019 Occasions Catalog Shares are open!  Shares are a way to get a little taste of all the new papers, ribbons, trims and embellishments in a new catalog – without buying the WHOLE catalog – which would set you back about $200!  This way – you get a sampling of everything and then you can decide what you want to buy whole-packs of!  Makes pretty good sense, huh?

Check them out here and fill out the handy form to get signed up!  Hurry, though – the shares will close on 1 Jan 19 at 8pm Eastern!

Just A Few Days Left To Save!

The Year-End Closeout is our chance to do a little inventory cleaning—and your opportunity to take advantage of special year-end deals on retiring and surplus items.  During this promotion, you’ll be able to save on a selection of retiring and surplus items— and some are “last-chance” and limited inventory.  I suggest you place your orders sooner rather than later, because supplies are limited and the YearEnd Closeout ends on 2 January.  After that, some of your favorite retiring items may be gone for good!  Get all the details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions Page!

Or – download PDF and Excel versions by clicking the links below!

Year-End Closeout Item List – PDF

Year-End Closeout Item List – Excel

Blog Candy for the New Year!

In a rare fit of “thinking ahead” – I ordered an EXTRA December Paper Pumpkin!  Whoo-Hoo! So…if you’d like to get your hands on this fun calendar kit – get entered now!

To enter to win this kit, all you need to do is leave a comment on this blog post by 5pm Eastern Time on Tuesday, 1 Jan 19 and let me know your resolution for the New Year!

Just a note –  I have comment moderation turned on so it may take me a few minutes to see and approve your comment.  Don’t worry if it doesn’t show up right away, it’ll be there just as soon as I see it.  🙂

The winner will be chosen by the random number generator from all of the comments received and I’ll announce the winners on my blog on Wednesday, 2 Jan 19!

Please note, anyone is welcome to leave me a comment but per the Demonstrator rules from Stampin’ Up!, I can only ship Stampin’ Up! merchandise to addresses within the United States.  Thanks for your understanding.  Good luck!!

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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

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

Smoky Slate Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (card front and mat for inner liner); 2 3/4″ x 4 1/8″ (middle mat); 1 7/8″ x 3 1/4″ (smallest mat); Needle Elements Framelits sentiment

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 3/8″ x 4 3/4″ (Stitched Rectangle – largest panel); 2 5/8″ x 4″ (middle rectangle); 1 3/4″ x 3 1/8″ (smallest rectangle); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

Gingham Gala 6″ x 6″ DSP:  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!

Shop the Clearance Rack here. Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! Products – Join my Punkin Head Peppermint Rewards – My online customer thank you program!

Finn Fan Fix

So – if you watched the video from yesterday, you know that Finn’s had a little ADR this week.  ADR=Ain’t Doin’ Right – and that’s a technical veterinarian term.  I know – cuz I once paid $100 for the vet to come to my farm and tell me that was the problem with one of my horses! 😉

We knew the problem was a thing when he got us up no fewer than 5 times in the night – TWO nights in a row.  We all know The Man is a SLEEPER!  So…NOT sleeping is a problem.

We sort of un-scientifically decided the problem was the Lamb-and-Rice dog food.  So – stopped feeding him that – put him on a bland chicken-and-rice dinner for a few days.

And – you’ll be glad to know that Sunday night – we ALL slept!  Especially him – he was SOOO tired!

Now that we’re thinking of getting back to “real” food – we got a bag of chicken and rice dog food.  No more lamb for this kid!

Finny – being the helper he is (in a purely supervisory fashion!) – assisted with getting the new food in the bucket!


I added a 1/2c to his dinner last night – fingers crossed!


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20 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Lovely Lattice Part of My Story Sneak Peek!

  1. Kate

    Happy New Year to all!
    Very nice card!!! Pretty blues.
    Sorry about ADR. When that afflicted Clara, abandoned chicken, went to lamb. To each his own ADR remedy.

    • stampsnlingers

      Yea – I don’t know if it was the lamb or a bad bag – regardless, we’re not risking it again! Thanks, Mom! 🙂

  2. Oops, you’ve done it again…gone and made a card using product I did not want. I would love to see a video for this one because now I want everything you used. I am thrilled to hear Finn is on the road to recovery! You candled every pea…you crack me up!! Have a wonderful day today.

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks, Karen! HAD to candle the peas – didn’t want everyone worrying that I was eating bugs! 🙂 Maybe we’ll do this on a video one of these days! 🙂

  3. I love your card! Great design, perfect colors too! So glad that Finn is sleeping better…hopefully the new food will do the trick. 🙂 Just don’t feed him the bug-filled peas (AKA black-eyed peas)…no one needs those things!! 😉

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks, Amy – and me, too! We were ALL exhausted!! 🙂

  4. Terry Molineux

    Mary OMG what an awesome card. Love that set and the colors you chose I will have to Case this one for sure. Inky hugs, Terry ~~

  5. Susan K

    Beautiful card. That stamp set is pretty, any way you cut it. 😉 Love your colors and coloring.
    Glad Finn slept Sun night and hope the change in food does the trick.
    Happy New Year!

  6. Barbara Riefner

    My little lady has urinary problems and has to be on special food. Very expensive but no problems since then. Hi

    • stampsnlingers

      We’ve had cats on that food – yes – pretty spendy. But worth it for them to be healthy and happy! Thanks, Barbara! 🙂

  7. I hope Finn is better soon we had a dog that we had to fed boiled hamburger and rice it was gross but it didn’ Make him sick
    I love your posts it is like talking to a friend
    Have a Happy New year

    • stampsnlingers

      I’m very much hoping this “episode” resolves and we can get back to feeding him his “real” food! HE may not be so excited by that – he LOVES homemade chicken and rice! Glad your hamburger helped your little guy! Thanks, Judy! 🙂

  8. Maryanne Willequer

    Happy New Year, Mary! Today’s card is truly lovely. Thanks for the easy instruction on the technique, too!

    • stampsnlingers

      You’re most welcome, Maryanne! Thanks much – Happy New Year to you, too! 🙂

  9. jean maas

    Mary, just loved the card. I would like to thank you for being such a wonderful leader! (Amy also). I wish you a very blessed New Year. Had to laugh about candling the peas, I had a job once candling eggs. Yuck! Happy New Year my friend. God bless

    • stampsnlingers

      Yea – it was pretty tedious, but…it had to be done! Thank you so much for the sweet words, Jean! I appreciate y’all so much! Happy New Year!! 🙂

  10. Thank you! I CASED this card and put my own twist on it based upon my current supplies. I gave you credit though and posted your link. Love it!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks very much for the compliment of the CASE, Stefani! 🙂

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