Stampin’ Up! Here Comes the Sun Let it Ride!

Happy Saturday, y’all!  Hope you’ve got some fun plans for the weekend.  We’re going to be cutting.  And chopping.

Yes, that’s right – all my Shares goodies arrived yesterday!  We got the tree and wreaths down and cleaned the house (thank God -and Wayne! – it was giving me panic knots in the my throat!).  And now – today and tomorrow are all about making big paper into smaller paper and long ribbons into shorter!  If you ordered a share – I’m hoping to get them in the mail on Monday or Tuesday! 🙂

 My Mom asked me for a card for a friend of hers who’s going thru a rough time right now – and wanted woodsy/mountainy.  Along with my shares goodies…I MIGHT have ordered a FEW more products from the new catalog – and I’ve used them today to make her card.  So…I actually used elements from both the Let It Ride stamp set and the Host set called Here Comes the Sun.  And…I also pulled in the Crackle Paint Background stamp to really send it over the top!  Take a look-see:

The layout was inspired by the sketch at the As You See It challenge.

I started with a Crumb Cake panel that I embossed in the Pinewood Planks Dynamic TIEF, then matted on Mossy Meadow for the card front.

The smaller panel is Crumb Cake, stamped with the new Crackle Paint Background stamp in Crumb Cake ink.  I used my Stamparatus to make that a little easier.

The new Let It Ride stamp set, in addition to sporting some really really nice horse images, has a really great pine stamp.  So I stamped that a few times across the Crackle’d panel in Mossy Meadow.

I matted it on Mossy Meadow, then wrapped some new Old Olive Linen Thread around it a few times, securing it in the back with Glue Dots.  Then I popped it onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The sentiment, from the host-exclusive Here Comes The Sun set, contains multiple images on Crumb Cake card stock.  First I stamped the curved portion in Soft Suede.  Next is the second sentiment in Mossy Meadow.  Finally, I added the little mountains in Soft Suede.  Then I colored the mountain peaks with a non-SU! White Gel Pen.

I cut the sentiment with a Stiched Shapes Framelits circle and popped it on with Dimensionals.

I cut two little pine boughs from Mossy Meadow with the Pretty Pines Thinlits and adhered them with Liquid Glue.  A quick Double-loop bow and a True Gentleman Button, adhered with Glue Dots, finished off the card front!

On the inside, at my Mom’s request, I didn’t add a second sentiment.  Instead, I stamped more Let It Ride pine trees across the bottom of a Crumb Cake panel in Mossy Meadow.  I stamped it twice without re-inking, as you can see!

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Mossy Meadow mat and 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 pine trees from Let It Ride across the front in Mossy Meadow…

…then I added the image just once on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I hope I hit the mark with this combination of Let It Ride and Here Comes The Sun!  And – how cool is that Crackle Paint Background Stamp!?  I LOVE it!!  Hope you like!

Don’t forget that the Here Comes The Sun stamp set is only available with Stampin’ Rewards – which you can earn with an individual order of $150 or more!  And right now, during Sale-A-Bration, is the best time to gather up Stampin’ Rewards – read on down for all the details!





P.S.  Check out my Retired Products Sale and 2019 Occasions Special Bundles by clicking the links in the top menu!  There are plenty of goodies left – and still time for you to pick up some new bundled products and  earning SAB free items while saving yourself some green!  Fair Warning:  The Special Bundles will be going away very soon – so…don’t wait!


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.

To celebrate the arrival of Sale-A-Bration, I’m offering…


Here’s the deets…

1. All orders of $50 or greater (before shipping and taxes) placed through my online store between now and the end of the day on 10 Jan 2019 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.

Happy Shopping!

Sale-A-Bration Going On Now!

Sale-A-Bration is Stampin’ Up!’s way of saying Happy New Year – and it’s our favorite time of year!  Shop, host and/or join the team to get great deals and extra bonus goodies!   Check it!



There are two great ways to earn free products during Sale-A-Bration.  First off, you’ll earn a FREE product every time you reach a threshold purchase.  Take a look in the Sale-A-Bration flyer and you’ll see each of the products is marked Level 1 ($50 purchase) or Level 2 ($100 purchase!).  You can mix and match to your heart’s content.  For example, if you spend $150, you can  choose 3 level 1’s or 1 level 1 and 1 level 2.  This gives you lots more flexibility to choose what you want. Below are the qualifying levels.

But – there are even more ways to earn free Stampin’ Up! goodness!

During Sale-A-Bration, when you place a qualifying individual order (or host a qualifying workshop) you can earn EXTRA Stampin’ Rewards!

What are Stampin’ Rewards?  That’s Stampin’ Up!-speak for FREE MONEY!!

When your workshop or individual order is $250 (before shipping and tax) or more – you’ll receive an ADDITIONAL $25 in Free Money to spend on….anything you want!!

Let’s do some math!

At $250 – you’d earn $25 in Stampin’ Rewards (10%) PLUS an extra $25 MORE for the SAB special!
So….$50 in free goodies!

What if you ordered $300?  Well – you’d get the usual $36 in Stampin’ Rewards (12%) plus that extra $25 for $61 in FREE GOODIES!  See how that’s going??!  Check out this table with the deets:

This great deal runs thru the end of Sale-A-Bration on 31 Mar.  Give me a shout and I’ll get you hooked up – or you can go right to my Online Store and get shopping!

But wait!  There’s even MORE goodness during Sale-A-Bration!




Sale-A-Bration is THE BEST TIME OF THE YEAR to join the Stampin’ Up! Team!  First off – you’ll get the Best “Bundle” EVER!!  The Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit!

The Starter Kit is always a great deal but it’s even better during Sale-A-Bration.  You’ll get a WHOPPING $175 worth of product – that YOU choose!! – for just $99!  (Hint: that’s $50 more than usual!!) And the kit ships totally FREE!

But – this year, there’s also a SECOND Starter Kit OPTION!  For just $30 more – you’ll get that $175 of products AND the new Craft & Carry Tote!!

We love Demonstrators with all sorts of goals….Do you want a business?  Or do you just want o be able to gather up all the Stampin’ Up! goodies you love with that great discount?!?  Either way – I’d love to have you on my team – and you’ll love the benefits…

  • Want 20-25% discounts on everything you buy? CHECK!
  • Maybe like to earn a little extra cash to support your habit?  CHECK!
  • Want New Catalogs and a chance to order new goodies before ANYONE else?  CHECK!
  • How’s about an opportunity to earn super awesome Incentive Trips?  CHECK!
  • Having tons of support from me when you need it (and…NOT when you don’t)?  CHECK!
  • Being part of a fun Krew of demonstrators?  CHECK and CHECK!

You can see more details about being a Demonstrator and being a member of my team on my Join My Team page!

Drop me a note if you have any questions at

If you need a little help deciding which joining Option you’d like, check out this fun video!  George will show you exactly why YOU’RE GOING TO WANT THIS AMAZING TOTE!!

So – y’all get busy!  Start ordering your favorites! Start gathering up free goodies!

And – if you’re thinking you might want to join my team (yeah!!) – give me a shout and we’ll chat!!

Happy shopping, y’all

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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

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

Mossy Meadow Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2 7/8″ x 4 1/8″ (mat for middle Crackle’d panel); Pretty Pine Thinlits die cuts

Crumb Cake Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); 2 3/4″ x 4″ (Crackle’d middle panel); 2 3/8″ Stitched Shapes Framelits circle (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!

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Finn Fan Fix

Finn loves his Dad.

His Dad loves him.

Like…in “guy” ways.

Not a lot of kissy kissy lovey lovey stuff for them.

It’s roughhousing and truck riding.

And – one of their favorite things…riding the golf cart.  Checking the property for…interlopers and boogers.

They ride around with me in the evenings when I’m doing my end-of-day walk.  Finn leaps on the golf cart – ride a bit (you can see more boogers from up a little higher!) – then jumps down to walk with me – then back on the cart….repeat.

It’s a nice way to end a day…


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24 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Here Comes the Sun Let it Ride!

  1. Love, love, love your card. Kate’s friend will love it too, no doubt. I went round and round about both sets and my budget won! The crackle TIEF is the bomb. I’ll save all these items, including the thread, for second quarter. Is it April yet? LOL.

    • stampsnlingers

      Thank you, Karen! This is definitely one of my favorite cards – SO smack dab mid-center of my wheelhouse!! Second quarter will be here before you know it! 🙂

  2. What a pretty card! Perfect sentiment too. 🙂 Cute pictures of the two boys on the golf cart!

  3. Susan K

    Absolutely hits the mark dead-center! I would have no idea what to use the crackle bkgrd stamp for and you use it perfectly– that’s why you’re the leader and I wait for you to show me how to use it all! Can’t wait to read what your mom thinks of the card…I love it!
    Finn looks like he’s ready to protect Wayne from the boogers. Big buddies.

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks, Susan! They’re all great new sets!! Yes – they’re buds!!

  4. Kate

    The card is beautiful, Mary and is perfect for the need. Thank you so much…I know she will love it as she loves these mountains.🌲
    Ridin’ shotgun. The Bouvs did that in spades. Clara, however, not so much. And Sweet Thing not at all.

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks, Mom – glad that you like it – and hope she will, too. 🙂

  5. You’re The Queen of Great Cards! Creative way to use the crackle! It’s so wonderful both of your guys go with you to protect you. You are loved.

    • stampsnlingers

      Yes – I am TOTALLY safe – from boogers real or figment!! Thank you so much, Sharon, for the kind words! 🙂

  6. What can I say that hasn’t been said? Gorgeous, and just the kind of design I like. Perfect for the occasion and I know your Mom’s friend will love it. Great pics of your guys too.

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks so much, Julie! I think it hits the spot! 🙂

  7. Rebecca Rich

    This is the second day in a row that I absolutely love the card that you made. You are again, inspiring. Thank you for the love you show in your work.

    • stampsnlingers

      That’s very sweet, Rebecca – thank you so much! 🙂

  8. Beautiful card! I have to admit, I did not give this hostess set a second look – Until now that is. Perfect sentiment for someone going through a rough time.
    Love the pic of your guys. So sweet that they do a ride-along.

    • stampsnlingers

      Yea – it’s a nice little stroll, for sure! Thanks much – I think you’ll like the set, Gerri! 🙂

  9. janclothier

    Fabulous combination of products. I LOVE the Crackle Paint stamp so am loving seeing it used in this way as a background for a scene. You’ve created such a serene, yet inspiring card, Mary. As always, your twine bows are such a feature! Thank you for joining us at As You See It Challenge. 🙂

    • stampsnlingers

      Thank you so much, Jan – I appreciate you stopping by! And yes – the Crackle Paint stamp is a heavy favorite!! 🙂

  10. Goodness, Mary, I love the rustic look of your card! The Crackle Paint stamp is so perfect for this design and I love the Mossy Meadow and the Crumb Cake together. That sentiment is very inspiring! Thanks for joining us at As You See It Challenges again!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks so much, Heather! Appreciate the cool challenges and you stopping by to leave comments! 🙂

  11. Very pretty, Mary…I love the rustic look you achieved here! Great use of all those sets and embellishments! Thanks for sharing this at AYSI!!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks so much, LeAnne – appreciate you stopping by! 🙂

  12. Kathy Swenson

    Love this card. Can you still get Here comes the sun stamp set?

    • stampsnlingers

      Hey Kathy – thank you! No – I’m sorry…the Here Comes the Sun set retired. Mine was sold long ago! You might check on e-Bay…. 🙁

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