Monthly Archives: January 2020

Stampin’ Up! Sending You Thoughts and Flowers

Hey y’all!  It’s Friday and the very last day of January!  Which means…there’s only FOUR MORE DAYS until you can get your hands on the Coordination Product Release goodies!  If you’ve been off-planet for a minute and don’t know what I’m talking about…..scroll down!  All the deets are down below!

I used one of the new die sets – called the Sending Flowers Dies – and the coordinating Sending You Thoughts stamp set (a Level 1 Sale-A-Bration reward) to make today’s card.  Take a look-see:

The layout for this one is from this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge.

I pulled out a pretty Pool Party paper from the Tropical Oasis DSP (LOVE the versatility of this paper pack!!) and matted it on So Saffron for the card front.

From a square of Whisper White, I cut the big circle die in the Sending Flowers Die set.

Using my Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends Combo Pack, I colored the stems and leaves of the die cut.  Then I used Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals – and smaller pieces, too – to pop the die cut onto the card front.

The die set has two small flower dies – each die cuts four flower shapes.  I used both dies to cut flowers from So Saffron, Mango Melody and Grapefruit Grove card stock.

Then I used Liquid Glue to adhere the flowers to their matching shapes on the die cut and added Rhinestone Basic Jewels to the middles.

For the sentiment, I stamped the Sending You Thoughts sentiment in Granny Apple Green on Whisper White and cut it with the label die in the Sending Flowers set.  I also cut a second label in So Saffron.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the two labels together with a little offset.  Then I wrapped some So Saffron Baker’s Twine (from the Metallic Baker’s Twine & Sequins Pack (another of the $50 Level 1 Sale-A-Bration choices) around the end of the label, tying it in a bow at the end.

I used Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the sentiment to the card front.  Then I added another couple of die cut flowers and a Rhinestone Basic Jewel at the end.

On the inside, I added a second sentiment from Sending You Thoughts in Granny Apple Green to a Whisper White panel.  I adhered another couple of Sending Flowers die cuts next to it.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a So Saffron mat and then into my Granny Apple Green card base and the card was done.

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more flower die cuts and Rhinestones on the front (I know this card will be inside a package – heck, the sentiment practically DECLARES that it will!) so I wasn’t concerned with mailing it on its own…

…and I added a little more of the Tropical Oasis DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  So…I’ve already told you how much I love this Sending You Thoughts stamp set.  The sentiments are awesome and the fact that it’s free during Sale-A-Bration is icing on the cake!!  And now – add in the gorgeous floral die cuts in the Sending Flowers Die set (which you’ll be able to pick up starting on 4 Feb!).  Wow!  I hope you like – and have added this die set to your Must Have list!

If you’d like to recreate this card – all the Stampin’ Up! products you need are listed down below as well as the card cuts!

TTFN

M

 

 

 

P.S.  Today’s the last day to take part in my Thirty-One Gifts Party – and cash in on the wonderful January Customer Specials!  Shop right here right now!


HOST CODE FOR 15 JAN – 31 JAN: MSQKN6C2

Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in any active Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!  See my Rewards page for full details.


Blog Candy – Last Day to Enter To Win!!

I’ve got a couple of Paper Pumpkin Kits that I’m giving away to two lucky winners this week!  Your chance to get entered in the random drawing ends on 31 Jan.  Be sure to go HERE to get entered!!

Kit #1 – December 2019 Something For Everyone kit.

Kit #2:  January 2020 I’ll Bee Yours Kit!

So…Two Kits.  Two Winners!

How to get in the drawing?

To enter to one of the kits, all you need to do is leave a comment on this blog post by 5pm Eastern Time on Friday, 31 Jan 20 and tell me your favorite new product in the 2020 Jan – Jun Mini Catalog!  There is SO MUCH GOODNESS in this catalog – what do YOU love the most!?!

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 winners will be chosen by the random number generator from all of the comments received and I’ll announce the winners on my blog on Saturday, 1 Feb 20!

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!!


Coordination Product Release – Coming on 4 Feb!

You’ve seen that we’ve got some awesome coordinating dies and Designer Paper Coming soon – so you’ll be able to die cut images from some of your favorite sets in the 2020 Jan-Jun Mini Catalog and the 2020 Sale-A-Bration Flyer.

We’ll have FIVE cool Die Sets and a really fun Designer Series Paper!

Check them out!

Nature’s Thoughts Dies (item 153586) – Coordinates with the Positive Thoughts stamp set

Special Day Dies (item 153587) – coordinates with the Special Someone stamp set

Lady Bug Dies (153588) – coordinates with the Little Ladybug stamp set

Birthday Dies (153590) – coordinates with the Happy Birthday to You stamp set

Sending Flowers Dies (153589) – coordinates with the Sending You Thoughts stamp set

Pleased as Punch DSP – coordinates with the Small Bloom Punch, Tulip Builder Punch, Umbrella Builder Punch, and Hearts Punch Pack
(Balmy Blue, Basic Gray, Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral, Coastal Cabana, Crushed Curry, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Highland Heather, Night of Navy, Old Olive, Petal Pink, Pool Party and Whisper White)


Give the pics a click for printable flyers!

 


Sale-A-Bration….is a GREAT TIME to Join the Team!

If you’ve ever thought of joining Stampin’ Up! as a Demonstrator (I’d love to have you on my team!), Sale-A-bration is an awesome time to join!

Whether you’d like to start a business or would simply like the great discount, we’re here to support you however you need!

If you have EVER considered joining the team – then during this year’s Sale-A-Bration is definitely the time to take the step!  The SU! Starter Kit is one of the best deals going.  You pay just $99 (plus tax) and it includes Free Shipping!  For that $99 – you get to select $125 worth of SU! product – plus you get Mini Paper Cutter, the 6” x 6” DSP Sampler and your choice of an extra stamp set!  Pretty awesome deal.  Remember – there’s no commitment – no need to sell, have a blog or anything else.  Just collect that 20-25% discount on everything you purchase for as long as you remain active.

Any time is always a great time to join and get that big discount for yourself, but Sale-a-bration is a really awesome time to join with lots of extra benefits with your kit!

There are lots more details to be found on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions Page.

Or…are you ready to go?  Click here and scroll down to click on the “join now” button and select your Starter Kit now!

Let me know if you have any questions at stamps-n-lingers@comcast.net.


LAST Day for Thirty-One Gifts January Customer Specials and New P.S Sets!

And…while supplies last thru 31 Jan….

I’ve got a party open thru the end of the month, so if you’ve got things you need – here’s a direct link!


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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

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

So Saffron Card Stock:  4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (mats for card front and for inner liner);  Sending Flowers die cut label (behind the sentiment); Sending Flowers die cut flowers

Whisper White Card Stock:  4″ x 4″ (die cut square on front); 4″ x 5 1/4″ (inner liner); Sending Flowers die cut label (sentiment)

Grapefruit Grove and Mango Melody Card Stock: Sending Flowers die cut flowers

Tropical Oasis DSP: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (card 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!


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


You guys remember Glamour Shots?  Like…from the 80’s?

You know – where you go in to the photo studio in sweats and a raggedy t-shirt and 3 hours later you come out with photos that look like you spent three hours getting all dolled up?

Are those even still a thing?

IF they are – then Finn STILL would not go.

No need.

He rolls out of bed in the morning with his Farrah Fawcett hair looking like he spent an hour or three in the makeup chair.

I give you…Glamourous Finn!

See what I mean?

One handsome and glamourous dude!!

TTFN
M

Categories: 2020 Coordination Products, 2020 Sale-A-Bration Flyer, Blog Candy, Feminine, Happy Birthday, Joining Special, Recruiting Special, Thirty-One Gifts | Tags: , , , , , | 14 Comments

Stampin’ Up! By the Dockside for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Hey y’all – it’s Thursday, so it’s time for another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!!  Today’s a sketch challenge – and I’m excited to see what everyone brings to the table!  I just know you’re going to see a ton of awesome-ness on the hop today!

Yesterday I brought you guys a Mother’s Day card – so it seemed fair to bring a Father’s Day card today!  And I’d been hankering to use the new By the Dock and bundled Dockside Dies, so it seemed like the perfect opportunity!  Take a look-see:

Seriously – the jumping frog?!?

As I mentioned, this was Sketch week – and here’s what we were working with!

And, I’m playing along with the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.

 

I started with some Clubhouse DSP that I matted on Crumb Cake for the card front.

Using some SNAIL, I adhered a short-ish piece of 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon onto the card front.

On a piece of Crumb Cake card stock, I stamped a sentiment from the By the Dock set in Soft Suede ink.  Then I cut it out with the largest label die in the Stitched So Sweetly Die set.  That’s popped onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Then I started stamping and cutting the little pieces and parts to finish off the design.

On scrap Crumb Cake, I stamped the oars from the stamp set twice in Soft Suede ink and cut them with their matching dies in the Dockside Dies.  I cut “grass” in Granny Apple Green (two of these), Garden Green and Old Olive vellum from the Perennial Essence 12″ x 12″ Vellum Pack.  I also cut a few extra “cattail” tops from a little bit more Crumb Cake – just the tops.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere those to the cattails on the grasses – I colored one of them with my Soft Suede Stampin’ Write Marker.

I built the collage from the grass up using Liquid Glue and Stampin’ Dimensionals for the cardstock die cuts – and Glue Dots for the vellum grass.

The little frog is a die cut from the Dockside Dies – and is adhered with Liquid Glue.  And he’s about as cute as can be, isn’t he?!?

You can see I tucked the two oars in and amongst the grass – using Liquid Glue to secure them.

I added a few Night of Navy gems from the Holiday Rhinestone Jewels and the card front was done.

On the inside, I added a second sentiment in Soft Suede to a Whisper White panel.  Underneath, I stamped the shoreline image in Crumb Cake.  Then I used a Blender Pen to pull some of the Crumb Cake ink down – and to add Old Olive here and there.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Crumb Cake mat and into my Night of Navy card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got the shoreline image again – and a super-cute Old Olive frog – on the front….

…and more of the plaid Clubhouse DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  So – we’ve got a boat and my husband fishes.  Which makes this By the Dock and matching Dockside Dies a really fun bundle for me.  But…I have to say – the leaping frog is what did it for me!  I mean – seriously cute.  I hope you like!

Now that you’ve seen my card, take a minute to hop thru all our projects today  If you click on the Next Blog button, you’ll go right to Kristi’s page. And you can just click on the names below to go direct to all the blogs!

Amy Koenders

Mary Deatherage – YOU ARE HERE!

Kristi Gray

Jaimie Babarczy

Karen Finkle

Eva Dobilas

Akiko Sudano

Karen Ksenzakovic

Have fun on the Hop!!

TTFN

M

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 15 JAN – 31 JAN: MSQKN6C2

Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in any active Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!  See my Rewards page for full details.


Coordination Product Release!!

Have you heard the rumors about DIE Sets that match Sale-A-Bration stamp sets?

Well – they’re true! And you’ll be able to get them on 4 Feb.

UNLESS…you take advantage of the SAB joining special and sign up NOW. Then – you’d be able to join in the Pre-Order of these goodies like I did!!

Just sayin’! 🙂


SHOP:  During Sale-A-Bration, customers earn a FREE product every time they reach a purchase threshold. For example, if you spend $150, you can then choose three level 1 items OR one level 1 and one level 2. This gives you more flexibility to choose what you want. Below are the qualifying levels. When you look in your Sale-A-Bration Flyer, you’ll see the levels needed for each of the products!

  • LEVEL 1 $50
  • LEVEL 2   $100

HOST:Hosts with qualifying orders or customers with individual orders of $300+ will receive the exclusive Little Ladybug Stamp Set (item 152384)!

  • Customer, workshop and online orders all qualify for this stamp set.
  • There is no limit as to how many qualifying orders you can place throughout the promotion.
  • Only one Little Ladybug Stamp Set can be redeemed per order or workshop (only the host of the workshop will receive the free stamp set).
  • To qualify, orders must be opened from January 3, and closed by March 31.

 

Sale-A-Bration….a GREAT TIME to Join the Team!

If you’ve ever thought of joining Stampin’ Up! as a Demonstrator (I’d love to have you on my team!), Sale-A-bration is an awesome time to join!

Whether you’d like to start a business or would simply like the great discount, we’re here to support you however you need!

If you have EVER considered joining the team – then during this year’s Sale-A-Bration is definitely the time to take the step!  The SU! Starter Kit is one of the best deals going.  You pay just $99 (plus tax) and it includes Free Shipping!  For that $99 – you get to select $125 worth of SU! product – plus you get Mini Paper Cutter, the 6” x 6” DSP Sampler and your choice of an extra stamp set!  Pretty awesome deal.  Remember – there’s no commitment – no need to sell, have a blog or anything else.  Just collect that 20-25% discount on everything you purchase for as long as you remain active.

Any time is always a great time to join and get that big discount for yourself, but Sale-a-bration is a really awesome time to join with lots of extra benefits with your kit!

There are lots more details to be found on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions Page.

Or…are you ready to go?  Click here and scroll down to click on the “join now” button and select your Starter Kit now!

Let me know if you have any questions at stamps-n-lingers@comcast.net.


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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:  

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

Crumb Cake Card Stock:  4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); Stitched So Sweetly Die cut label (sentiment); Dockside die cut oars

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

Perennial Essence Vellum Card Stock: Dockside die cut grass

Garden Green Card Stock: Dockside die cut grass

Granny Apple Green Card Stock: Dockside die cut grass and frog

Clubhouse DSP:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card 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!


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


No FFF’s on Blog Hop Days!

TTFN
M

Categories: 2020 January - June Mini Catalog, 2020 Occasions Mini Catalog, Any Occasion, Father's Day, Joining Special | Tags: , , , , | 22 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Timeless Tulips Jubilee Mother’s Day Card

Happy happy HAAWWWMP DAY!!  Whoo-hooo!!

I’ve got a really pretty card for you today (she says with blushing modesty…..) that is just perfect for Mother’s Day!  It uses two great bundles in the 2020 Jan – Jun Mini Catalog…the Timeless Tulips and Birthday Jubilee bundles.  They go together perfectly!  Take a look-see:

The layout for this one is from this week’s CAS Colours & Sketches challenge.

And the soft color scheme is from the Sunday Stamps color challenge.

I started with a piece of Very Vanilla that I embossed in the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder and matted on Petal Pink for the card front.

Then I cut two of the detailed die cut panels in the Jubilee Beauty Die Set from Very Vanilla and I adhered them to the card front with Liquid Glue. (It’s the middle die on the magnet in the picture below!)  I adhered the panels closer to the bottom of the card front so that there was about an inch “gap” at the top of the card front.

I used Glue Dots to wrap and secure a piece of Petal Pink 1/4″ Metallic-Edge Ribbon around the panel – over the “seam” between the two panels.

For the bouquet, I stamped the large tulip in the Timeless Tulips stamp set on Very Vanilla – twice in Petal Pink, once in Terracotta Tile, once in stamped-off-once Terracotta Tile and once in stamped-off-once Cherry Cobbler.  So….five flowers.  I punched them all out with the Tulip Builder Punch (bundled with the stamp set for a 10% savings!).

I also stamped five stems in Pool Party on Very Vanilla and fussy cut them.

I laid out the flowers and stems and then got busy sticking them down!  The bottom three flowers are adhered with Liquid Glue and then I popped the final two on with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the stems in place.  You can see that I left the bottom parts of the stems sort of sticking up….

The sentiment, from the Timeless Tulips set, is stamped in Terracotta Tile on Very Vanilla.  I cut it with a Rectangle Stitched Die – modifying it to make it a little smaller.  I showed y’all how to do that on my video a couple of days ago….here!

I tied a big-ish loose bow with the Petal Pink 1/4″ Metallic-Edged Ribbon and adhered it with a Glue Dot.

Then I popped my sentiment over the top of the bow with double-stack Dimensionals.  Finally, a few Champagne Rhinestone Jewels finished off the card front.

On the inside, I added a perfect sentiment from the Birthday Jubilee stamp set in Terracotta Tile on a Very Vanilla panel.  I added a few tulips in Terracotta Tile and Petal Pink, with Pool Party stems and leaves.  Then I added a few more of the Champagne Rhinestone Jewels.  Cuz I love them so much! 🙂

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Petal Pink mat and into my Terracotta Tile card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got more tulips on the front…

…and a single Petal Pink tulip on the back of the envelope!

Et Voila!  I love this color palette – especially in Timeless Tulips!

The Jubilee Beauty Dies create gorgeous texture on your projects – especially pretty in tone-on-tone Vanilla!  I hope you like!

If you’d like to recreate this card – all the Stampin’ Up! products you need are listed down below as well as the card cuts!

TTFN

M

 

 

 

P.S.  I was invited to do a Wednesday Tutorial over at Splitcoast Stampers this month and it went live this morning!  Check it out right here if you like!   http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/resources/tutorials/scoreboardgiftbox


HOST CODE FOR 15 JAN – 31 JAN: MSQKN6C2

Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in any active Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!  See my Rewards page for full details.


Blog Candy!!

I’ve got a couple of Paper Pumpkin Kits that I’m giving away to two lucky winners this week!  Your chance to get entered in the random drawing ends on 31 Jan.  Be sure to go HERE to get entered!!

Kit #1 – December 2019 Something For Everyone kit.

Kit #2:  January 2020 I’ll Bee Yours Kit!

So…Two Kits.  Two Winners!

How to get in the drawing?

To enter to one of the kits, all you need to do is leave a comment on this blog post by 5pm Eastern Time on Friday, 31 Jan 20 and tell me your favorite new product in the 2020 Jan – Jun Mini Catalog!  There is SO MUCH GOODNESS in this catalog – what do YOU love the most!?!

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 winners will be chosen by the random number generator from all of the comments received and I’ll announce the winners on my blog on Saturday, 1 Feb 20!

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!!


SHOP:  During Sale-A-Bration, customers earn a FREE product every time they reach a purchase threshold. For example, if you spend $150, you can then choose three level 1 items OR one level 1 and one level 2. This gives you more flexibility to choose what you want. Below are the qualifying levels. When you look in your Sale-A-Bration Flyer, you’ll see the levels needed for each of the products!

  • LEVEL 1 $50
  • LEVEL 2   $100

HOST:Hosts with qualifying orders or customers with individual orders of $300+ will receive the exclusive Little Ladybug Stamp Set (item 152384)!

  • Customer, workshop and online orders all qualify for this stamp set.
  • There is no limit as to how many qualifying orders you can place throughout the promotion.
  • Only one Little Ladybug Stamp Set can be redeemed per order or workshop (only the host of the workshop will receive the free stamp set).
  • To qualify, orders must be opened from January 3, and closed by March 31.

 

Sale-A-Bration….a GREAT TIME to Join the Team!

If you’ve ever thought of joining Stampin’ Up! as a Demonstrator (I’d love to have you on my team!), Sale-A-bration is an awesome time to join!

Whether you’d like to start a business or would simply like the great discount, we’re here to support you however you need!

If you have EVER considered joining the team – then during this year’s Sale-A-Bration is definitely the time to take the step!  The SU! Starter Kit is one of the best deals going.  You pay just $99 (plus tax) and it includes Free Shipping!  For that $99 – you get to select $125 worth of SU! product – plus you get Mini Paper Cutter, the 6” x 6” DSP Sampler and your choice of an extra stamp set!  Pretty awesome deal.  Remember – there’s no commitment – no need to sell, have a blog or anything else.  Just collect that 20-25% discount on everything you purchase for as long as you remain active.

Any time is always a great time to join and get that big discount for yourself, but Sale-a-bration is a really awesome time to join with lots of extra benefits with your kit!

There are lots more details to be found on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions Page.

Or…are you ready to go?  Click here and scroll down to click on the “join now” button and select your Starter Kit now!

Let me know if you have any questions at stamps-n-lingers@comcast.net.


Thirty-One Gifts January Customer Specials and New P.S Sets!

And…while supplies last thru 31 Jan….

I’ve got a party open thru the end of the month, so if you’ve got things you need – here’s a direct link!


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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

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

Petal Pink Card Stock:  4″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for card front and for inner liner)

Very Vanilla Card Stock:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); Jubilee beauty Dies die cut panels on front (x2); 7/8′ x 2″ Stitched Rectangle Die Cut (sentiment); Timeless Tulips punched flowers and fussy cut stems


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


 

Lex Luther.

Ultron.

Thanos.

Super villains known throughout the universe as bad bad people.

Or…you know.  Whatever.

For Finn – there is one race of super-villains.

Do.  Not.  Be.  Fooled.

This is a dangerous villain!!

BOLO!!

TTFN
M

Categories: 2020 January - June Mini Catalog, 2020 Occasions Mini Catalog, Feminine, Joining Special, Mother's Day, Ordering Special!, Special Promotions, Thirty-One Gifts, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , | 22 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Thirty-One Gifts January Customer Specials – Last Days!

Quick Thirty-One update – there are just a few more days to take advantage of the January 2020 Customer Specials !

And…while supplies last thru 31 Jan….

I’ve got a party open thru the end of the month, so if you’ve got things you need – here’s a direct link!

Happy organizing!

TTFN

M

 

 


Coming Soon In February!!

 

That’s right!!  The Awesome-Amazing-Oh-So-Handy Small Utility Tote (SUT) is one of the February Customer Specials!  With every $35 you spend – you can pick up an SUT for just $10!!  And there are SIX new Designs coming, too!!  Whoo-hooo!!

Head over to my Totes-N-Lingers store to get started!


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!

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Stampin’ Up! Music From The Heart Thanks

‘Sup, y’all!?  Hope your week is going well!

So – we’re almost one-third of the way thru Sale-A-Bration.  Wow.  Hard to believe!  Be sure to check out all the great shopping – hosting – and JOINING benefits that happen in Sale-A-Bration, okay?  All the deets you need are down below or over on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page.  I’d love to have you on my Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew team – give me a holler if you have any questions!  🙂

My card today is a simple little number – barely any fussy cutting at all! – using the sweet Music From The Heart stamp set.  Take a look-see:

The layout for this one is from this week’s CAS(E) This Sketch challenge – you can see I turned it on its head! 🙂

And the color palette is from the Inspire.Create  Challenge.

I started with a piece of Whisper White for the card front, matted on Flirty Flamingo.

From another piece of Whisper White, I cut the largest label die in the new Stitched So Sweetly Die set.

On that label, in Pretty Peacock, I stamped the sentiment from the Music From The Heart stamp set.  Next to it – allowing it to spill off the left side of the label, I added the piano image in Early Espresso.  With my Blender Pen – I lightly pulled some ink out into the image to shade and color it a little.

I stamped the piano again on a piece of scrap Whisper White and colored the heart with my Flirty Flamingo Stampin’ Blends Combo Pack.  Then I fussy cut the heart.

I laid the die cut sentiment label onto the card front where I wanted it and used the music notes in the stamp set to add my “music”.  I used Pretty Peacock for the heart note (with the first one overlapping the edge of the die cut) and Flirty Flamingo for the others.  Some of the eighth notes are in stamped-off-once Flirty Flamingo.  I added some little Flirty Flamingo hearts, too.

I popped the label onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Then I used a Mini Stampin’ Dimensional at the top of the fussy cut heart – and a little Liquid Glue at the bottom – and popped the heart in place.  And – that was it for the card front!

On the inside, I added a second Music From The Heart sentiment in Pretty Peacock to a Whisper White panel.  Across the bottom I added the music staff image in Flirty Flamingo, then added the treble clef in Early Espresso and a few Pretty Peacock notes.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Flirty Flamingo mat and into my Early Espresso card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got some Pretty Peacock and Flirty Flamingo musical notes on the front…

…and the full musical “score” on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I love the gentle punniness of the sentiments in the Music From The Heart stamp set – and the notes and staff and and and….well.  I love it all!  I hope you like!

If you’d like to recreate this card – all the Stampin’ Up! products you need are listed down below as well as the card cuts!

TTFN

M

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 15 JAN – 31 JAN: MSQKN6C2

Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in any active Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!  See my Rewards page for full details.


Blog Candy!!

I’ve got a couple of Paper Pumpkin Kits that I’m giving away to two lucky winners this week!  Your chance to get entered in the random drawing ends on 31 Jan.  Be sure to go HERE to get entered!!

Kit #1 – December 2019 Something For Everyone kit.

Kit #2:  January 2020 I’ll Bee Yours Kit!

So…Two Kits.  Two Winners!

How to get in the drawing?

To enter to one of the kits, all you need to do is leave a comment on this blog post by 5pm Eastern Time on Friday, 31 Jan 20 and tell me your favorite new product in the 2020 Jan – Jun Mini Catalog!  There is SO MUCH GOODNESS in this catalog – what do YOU love the most!?!

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 winners will be chosen by the random number generator from all of the comments received and I’ll announce the winners on my blog on Saturday, 1 Feb 20!

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!!


SHOP:  During Sale-A-Bration, customers earn a FREE product every time they reach a purchase threshold. For example, if you spend $150, you can then choose three level 1 items OR one level 1 and one level 2. This gives you more flexibility to choose what you want. Below are the qualifying levels. When you look in your Sale-A-Bration Flyer, you’ll see the levels needed for each of the products!

  • LEVEL 1 $50
  • LEVEL 2   $100

HOST:  Hosts with qualifying orders or customers with individual orders of $300+ will receive the exclusive Little Ladybug Stamp Set (item 152384)!

  • Customer, workshop and online orders all qualify for this stamp set.
  • There is no limit as to how many qualifying orders you can place throughout the promotion.
  • Only one Little Ladybug Stamp Set can be redeemed per order or workshop (only the host of the workshop will receive the free stamp set).
  • To qualify, orders must be opened from January 3, and closed by March 31.

 

Sale-A-Bration….a GREAT TIME to Join the Team!

If you’ve ever thought of joining Stampin’ Up! as a Demonstrator (I’d love to have you on my team!), Sale-A-bration is an awesome time to join!

Whether you’d like to start a business or would simply like the great discount, we’re here to support you however you need!

If you have EVER considered joining the team – then during this year’s Sale-A-Bration is definitely the time to take the step!  The SU! Starter Kit is one of the best deals going.  You pay just $99 (plus tax) and it includes Free Shipping!  For that $99 – you get to select $125 worth of SU! product – plus you get Mini Paper Cutter, the 6” x 6” DSP Sampler and your choice of an extra stamp set!  Pretty awesome deal.  Remember – there’s no commitment – no need to sell, have a blog or anything else.  Just collect that 20-25% discount on everything you purchase for as long as you remain active.

Any time is always a great time to join and get that big discount for yourself, but Sale-a-bration is a really awesome time to join with lots of extra benefits with your kit!

There are lots more details to be found on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions Page.

Or…are you ready to go?  Click here and scroll down to click on the “join now” button and select your Starter Kit now!

Let me know if you have any questions at stamps-n-lingers@comcast.net.


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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

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

Flirty Flamingo Card Stock:  4″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for card front and for inner liner)

Whisper White Card Stock:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); Stitched So Sweetly die cut (sentiment); Music From My Heart fussy cut heart


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


MY feet muddy?

No.

Nope.

No Way.

Yes. Yes – I WAS digging in the mud.

No reason for you to think my paws are muddy.

TTFN
M

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Stampin’ Up! Lily Pad Impressions and Tulips Sympathy Card

Well – it’s here again!  Monday!  Yeah?

Do you realize January is almost over?!?  Yikes!

My card today celebrates Sale-A-Bration (which is only around thru the end of March, remember).  I used the Lovely Lily stamp set ($50 level reward) and the Lily Pad Dies ($100 level reward), plus the simply gorgeous Lily Impressions DSP ($50 level reward).  And…I borrowed a couple of sentiments from Itty Bitty Greetings (2019-2020 AC) and Timeless Tulips (2020 Jan – Jun Mini Catalog).  Take a look-see:

The layout for this one comes from the Freshly Made Sketches challenge this week.

And I thought the TGIF inspiration challenge was fun this week, too! 🙂

I started by embossing a piece of Pretty Peacock cardstock – it’s the same size as the front of the card – in the new Stone 3D Embossing Folder (get this one bundled with the Power of Hope stamp set with a $100 order during Sale-A-Bration).  Then I adhered it with Liquid Glue to the front of my Pretty Peacock card base.

To make the angled panel, I first laid a piece of the Lily Impressions DSP across the card base.  Then I flipped it over and traced the back of the DSP so I’d know where to cut.

With the pencil line clearly visible, I cut the panel in my Paper Trimmer.

Then I adhered the panel to a piece of Flirty Flamingo card stock – lining up the two straight sides to create my “normal” mat edge.

I used my Paper Trimmer to cut off the excess card stock – eyeballing the mat size.

Then I adhered the matted panel to the card front with Liquid Glue.

For the flowers, I used Melon Mambo ink to stamp the large flower in the Lovely Lily stamp set on a piece of Whisper White card stock and one on a piece of Flirty Flamingo.  I “pulled” the ink out into the petals of both flowers using a Blender Pen.  Then I cut them both out with the die in the Lily Pad Dies set.

I also used the detailed flower die to cut a Melon Mambo flower.

The sentiment, from the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set, is stamped in Melon Mambo on Flirty Flamingo and cut with the lily pad die.

I layered the flowers and the sentiment using Liquid Glue.  The sentiment is tucked into the flowers – hiding the little “dent” that makes it a lily pad.  So…it’s just an oval!

I wound a piece of So Saffron twine from the Metallics Baker’s Twine and Sequins combo pack ($50 level reward) around my fingers five times, then tied another piece around it to create a “bow”.  Which I adhered to the card front with a Glue Dot.

Then I used Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the flowers/sentiment over the top of the bow.

I added some Melon Mambo gems from the Noble Peacock Rhinestones and the card front was done!

On the inside, I added a sentiment from Timeless Tulips in Melon Mambo to a Whisper White panel.  In the bottom corner, I stamped the big flower and used my Blender Pen to pull ink into the petals.  Then I added a few Old Olive gems from Noble Peacock.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Flirty Flamingo mat and into the Pretty Peacock card base and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got another Lovely Lily flower in Melon Mambo on the front…

…and a little more of the gorgeous Lily Impressions DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  The Lovely Lily stamp set and coordinating Lily Pad Dies are the perfect complement to the gorgeous Lily Impressions DSP.

That paper is SO pretty – you can SEE the brush strokes in the oil “paint”!  Stunning!  I hope you like!

If you want to recreate this card – all the Stampin’ Up! products you need are listed down below.  With a $200 order – you could get the Lovely Lily stamp set, the Lily Pad Dies and the Lily Impressions DSP for free!

TTFN

M

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 15 JAN – 31 JAN: MSQKN6C2

Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in any active Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!  See my Rewards page for full details.


Blog Candy!!

I’ve got a couple of Paper Pumpkin Kits that I’m giving away to two lucky winners this week!

Kit #1 – December 2019 Something For Everyone kit.

Kit #2:  January 2020 I’ll Bee Yours Kit!

So…Two Kits.  Two Winners!

How to get in the drawing?

To enter to one of the kits, all you need to do is leave a comment on this blog post by 5pm Eastern Time on Friday, 31 Jan 20 and tell me your favorite new product in the 2020 Jan – Jun Mini Catalog!  There is SO MUCH GOODNESS in this catalog – what do YOU love the most!?!

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 winners will be chosen by the random number generator from all of the comments received and I’ll announce the winners on my blog on Saturday, 1 Feb 20!

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!!


Sale-A-Bration….a GREAT TIME to Join the Team!

If you’ve ever thought of joining Stampin’ Up! as a Demonstrator (I’d love to have you on my team!), Sale-A-bration is an awesome time to join!

Whether you’d like to start a business or would simply like the great discount, we’re here to support you however you need!

If you have EVER considered joining the team – then during this year’s Sale-A-Bration is definitely the time to take the step!  The SU! Starter Kit is one of the best deals going.  You pay just $99 (plus tax) and it includes Free Shipping!  For that $99 – you get to select $125 worth of SU! product – plus you get Mini Paper Cutter, the 6” x 6” DSP Sampler and your choice of an extra stamp set!  Pretty awesome deal.  Remember – there’s no commitment – no need to sell, have a blog or anything else.  Just collect that 20-25% discount on everything you purchase for as long as you remain active.

Any time is always a great time to join and get that big discount for yourself, but Sale-a-bration is a really awesome time to join with lots of extra benefits with your kit!

There are lots more details to be found on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions Page.

Or…are you ready to go?  Clickhereand scroll down to click on the “join now” button and select your Starter Kit now!

Let me know if you have any questions at stamps-n-lingers@comcast.net.


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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Pretty Peacock Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ (embossed front panel)

Flirty Flamingo Card Stock: Mat for angled DSP panel on front; 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for inner liner); Lily Pad Dies die cut lily pad (sentiment); Lily Pad Dies die cut flower on front

Whisper White Card Stock:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner);  Lily Pad Dies die cut flower on front

Melon Mambo Card Stock: detailed Lily Pad Dies die cut flower on front

Lily Impressions DSP: angled panel on card 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!


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 – apparently “the look” is in Finn’s DNA.

He gets it from his mom, Bonnie.

He gets it from his dad, BJ.

He definitely comes by it honestly!

No food shall hit the floor un-noticed!

TTFN
M

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Stampin’ Up! Six Ladybugs and a Flower for The Paper Players

Happy Sunday, y’all!  Hope your weekend is going well.  I see a lot of posts in my Facebook feed from friends who are under a ton of snow.  Hopefully you’re all safe and warm! 😉  We finally have some of that yellow-orange stuff from that big yellow ball in the sky.  No telling how long it will stick around – but…it’s not doing much for the temperature, I have to say.  On the other hand, we CAN see ALL the ground with no WHITE stuff.  So…my complaining is tempered by gratitude for that, at least!

I’ve got another fun challenge for you today from the Paper Players – I hope that you’ll come on over and play!  It’s a cool sketch, as you’ll see in a second.

If you were able to join me last night for my Facebook Live video, I appreciate you spending some of your weekend with me!  If not, but you’d like to see the replay on YouTube…here ’tis!

I decided to pull the sweet Little Ladybug set out for this one, along with its coordinating Ladybug Dies – which you’ll be able to pick up on 4 Feb.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Just Us Girls Guest Designer Peaceful Nature’s Positive Thoughts

Good morning, peeps!  Well – today is the last week in my  “term” as a Guest Designer at the Just Us Girls Challenge! Which is why I’m in your Inbox so early!  Next Saturday we’ll be back on our normal posting schedule.  I’ve really enjoyed working with the fun folks at Just Us Girls – and am really honored that they asked me!

This week is a theme challenge – with butterflies taking a front-row-seat.  So – I pulled out the Positive Thoughts stamp set with the matching Nature’s Thoughts Dies (which YOU’LL be able to get on 4 Feb!).  I used a couple of sentiments from the Peaceful Moments stamp set, too.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Paper Pumpkin’ News and….Some Blog Candy!

Good morning, y’all – it’s FRIDAY!  Hope you’ve had a great week!

As we head into the weekend – I feel the urge to give away some goodies!

That cool with you??

I’ve got a couple of Paper Pumpkin Kits to send winging to two lucky winners!

But – before we take a peek at those, let’s talk…the February Paper Pumpkin Kit….

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February’s kit is coming, and love is in the air! The Lovely Day kit is versatile, elegant, and the perfect way to celebrate birthdays and other grand occasions. It also coordinates perfectly with the Happy Birthday to You Stamp Set (item 152308), which is available as part of the 2020 Sale-A-Bration promotion.

Get the Happy Birthday To You stamp set for FREE by reaching the qualifying purchase amount of $50 before 31 Mar (the end of Sale-A-Bration!)

● Kit makes nine cards and envelopes
● Card size: 4-1/4” x 5-1/2” (10.8 x 14 cm)
● Envelope size: 4-1/2” x 5-3/4” (11.4 x 14.6 cm)
● Coordinating colors: Petal Pink, Pool Party, Pretty Peacock, Rich Razzleberry, Rococo Rose, Old Olive

Here’s what you need to do to get the February Kit.

Get.  Signed.  Up.  By 10 February!  Easy and also peasy.

If you are NOT an ACTIVE Paper Pumpkin Subscriber…

You can sign up for a subscription where you’re billed monthly for your kit – click here to get started.  

Or you can…do a Prepaid Subscription!  And guess what?  Pre-Paid Subscriptions will help you qualify to earn Sale-A-Bration rewards!

That’s right – you can earn FREE Sale-A-Bration item(s) when you purchase a 3-, 6-, or 12-month subscription.  So much winning!

Here’s what you can earn with a prepaid Paper Pumpkin subscription.

Check out all the prepaid subscriptions in my online store here.  So – get started right now – you’ll be just in time to get the February Paper Pumpkin!

Okay!  On to the Blog Candy!

First off – I have a December 2019 Something For Everyone kit.

Here’s what’s inside the box – everything you need to make 12 cards and envelopes suited for everything from weddings to birthdays and anything in between. 🙂  Click either picture for a quick video about this kit!

Don’t need 12 cards?  Well – here’s a little something you could make with the pieces and parts – click the picture and get all SORTS of ideas from the 2019 Paper Pumpkin Pinterest Page.

The second giveaway is the sweet January 2020 I’ll Bee Yours Kit!

Whether you want handmade favors for Valentine’s Day, a bridal shower, or a remarkably romantic wedding, this kit has your number: 20 treat bags, 10 mini cards and envelopes, and embellishments.  Everything you’ll need is inside the box…Click either picture for a quick video sneak peek.

This makes a TON of great note cards and treat bags!

So…Two Kits.  Two Winners!

How to get in the drawing?

To enter to one of the kits, all you need to do is leave a comment on this blog post by 5pm Eastern Time on Friday, 31 Jan 20 and tell me your favorite new product in the 2020 Jan – Jun Mini Catalog!  There is SO MUCH GOODNESS in this catalog – what do YOU love the most!?!

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 winners will be chosen by the random number generator from all of the comments received and I’ll announce the winners on my blog on Saturday, 1 Feb 20!

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!!

Have a great Friday, y’all! 🙂

TTFN

M

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 15 JAN – 31 JAN: MSQKN6C2

Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in any active Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!  See my Rewards page for full details.


Interested In Joining Us?

If you’ve ever thought of joining Stampin’ Up! as a Demonstrator (I’d love to have you on my team!), Sale-A-bration is an awesome time to join!

Whether you’d like to start a business or would simply like the great discount, we’re here to support you however you need!

If you have EVER considered joining the team – then during this year’s Sale-A-Bration is definitely the time to take the step!  The SU! Starter Kit is one of the best deals going.  You pay just $99 (plus tax) and it includes Free Shipping!  For that $99 – you get to select $125 worth of SU! product – plus you get Mini Paper Cutter, the 6” x 6” DSP Sampler and your choice of an extra stamp set!  Pretty awesome deal.  Remember – there’s no commitment – no need to sell, have a blog or anything else.  Just collect that 20-25% discount on everything you purchase for as long as you remain active.

Any time is always a great time to join and get that big discount for yourself, but Sale-a-bration is a really awesome time to join with lots of extra benefits with your kit!

There are lots more details to be found on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions Page.

Or…are you ready to go?  Click here and scroll down to click on the “join now” button and select your Starter Kit now!

Let me know if you have any questions at stamps-n-lingers@comcast.net.


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


This is a non-Finny Finn Fan Fix!

This is a seedling update!

So…I planted two BioDomes last week – veggies and flowers.

I placed the two BioDomes under the grow light.

16 hours on.  8 hours off.

And then – carefully peeeeered into the domes every day.

Every day….nothing.

Not surprising – a watched seed never grows.

Or…something like that! LOL

But then.  THEN!  Yesterday…..lookee lookee!!

See ’em?!? Plants!  Little plants sticking their little plant-heads up!

According to my careful planting chart – those are marigolds.  Which I’m growing to plant in and among my Ancho Magnifico Peppers and my tomatoes.

Happy dance happy dance!

See?  Even Finny is thrilled beyond measure!

TTFN
M

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Stampin’ Up! Parisian Beauty and Blossoms for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Hey y’all – it’s Thursday, so it’s time for another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!!  Today’s a color challenge – and I’m excited to see what everyone brings to the table!  I just know you’re going to see a ton of awesome-ness on the hop today!

When I saw the challenge, I just sort of fell on the Parisian Blossoms Specialty DSP – it just made sense.  Since I hadn’t used the Parisian Beauty stamp set, with its bundled Parisian Dies – I thought this would be a great time!  And so…take a look-see:


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