Stampin’ Up! Beautiful Moments and Lily Impressions

Happy Hawwwmp Day, y’all!!  How goes your week?

We’re becoming “mold-people” here, I think!  It’s rained.  And rained.  And…yes.  Rained.  For so long now….

But – make no mistake – I’ll take this (and our unseasonably warm days!) – over snow, sleet and cold-of-night anytime!

Do want to remind you…there are only TWO days left to take advantage of my Special Bundles for the 2020 Jan – Jun Mini Catalog.  That’s right – after the day ends on the 17th (Friday!) – these specials are Gone with the Wind!!

Now – my card for today is easy.  And also peasy!  It used the lovely Beautiful Moments stamp set from the new catalog, along with the Parisian Flourish 3D Embossing Folder.  Plus…a FREE goody – the Iris Impressions DSP.  This is one you can get for free with a $50 order (before shipping and tax) while Sale-A-Bration is going on (thru 31 Mar).  Take a look-see:

The layout for this one comes from the Sunday Stamps challenge this week.

I took a piece of Whisper White card stock and embossed it in the new Parisian Flourish 3D Embossing Folder.  Then I matted it on Grapefruit Grove for the card front.

From a piece of beautiful Lily Impressions DSP, I cut three strips and punched them with the Triple Banner Punch.

I adhered the strips to the card front with Liquid Glue.

Using some Grapefruit Grove twine from the Nature’s Twine pack (2019-2020 Annual Catalog), I wrapped a length around the card front, securing it in the back with Glue Dots.  Then I tied a bow around the strands.

On a piece of Whisper White, I stamped the little girls image from Beautiful Moments. I first inked the image in Smoky Slate ink, then stamped it off once on scrap paper – and then stamped the card stock.   I also added the little grasses image – twice! – and the cute butterflies – also in stamped-off-once Smoky Slate.

Then I added the sentiment in Pretty Peacock.

I cut the image with the largest circle Stitched Shapes Die.  I also cut the largest scalloped Layering Circles Die from Grapefruit Grove.  Then I adhered them together with Liquid Glue and popped them onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

A single Rhinestone Basic Jewel finished off the card front.

On the inside, I added a second Beautiful Moments sentiment in Pretty Peacock.  Over top, I added the grasses and butterflies in stamped-off-once Smoky Slate.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Grapefruit Grove mat and into my Pretty Peacock card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more stamped-off-once Smokly Slate grasses and butterflies on the front…

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

Et Voila!  How gorgeous is this Beautiful Moments stamp set??!  I love the line-art images and the fonts for the sentiments.  I think it would be an awesome candidate for some paper-piecing, don’t you?  And…Lily Impressions DSP is free.  And stunning.  Questions??  I hope you like!





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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!

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Stamps-N-Lingers 2020 Jan – Jun Mini Catalog Special Bundles 

As you’ve come to expect, I’ve gathered up some goodies from the new Suites (and beyond!) in the 2020 January – June Mini Catalog that coordinate perfectly with each other and will get you well on the way to making great cards and projects!

I spent some time curating these NINE bundles for you to choose from.  Like your own Personal Shopper.  When you order them, you’ll save around 10-15% off ordering everything yourself!  And every Special Bundle includes a FREE GIFT! 🙂

And – since it’s Sale-A-Bration EVERY bundle will get a couple of Sale-A-Bration Rewards.  The more bundles you order – the more rewards you’ll earn.  Heck – choose a couple three and get the retail cost over $300 (not YOUR cost – the RETAIL cost!) and you’ll receive the totes-adorbs Little Ladybug FREE!

Winner Winner!

Check all the bundles out right here on my Special Bundles Page – then use the handy form at the end to get your order placed!

NOTE:  At the bottom of the form is a spot for you to put your choices for your Sale-A-Bration freebies.  Please prioritize your favorites from first thru sixth choice (and select “Unspecified Choice” for the remainder, okay?)  I’ll order them when I place your order – and will get as many of them for you as I can!  Winner-Winner- better than a chicken DINNER!!  If you’ve got questions on how to fill out the form – give me a holler!

This LIMITED TIME OFFER  is only available until the 17th!  So…best get after it!

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″)

Grapefruit Grove Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3 1/8″ Scalloped Circle Die Cut (mat behind art)

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); 2 7/8″ Stitched Shapes Circle (art)

Lily Impressions DSP: 7/8″ x 3 3/4″ (x3 – strips on front);  envelope flap

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Finn Fan Fix

Today, Finn and I bring you a little glimpse into the lives of Cerah and Cady – his Haflinger pony friends.

He pretty much insisted that you’d want this….and – of course, what Finn wants….Finn gets!

On Saturday, with the pending arrival of the big storms, we finally had a chance to winterize the barn.

The pasture-side of the barn is the “windy” side – so we drop and secure clear tarps in each bay.

It is a total PITA.

But it works – blocking the wind completely and making the barn as snug as it needs to be in the winter!

The ladies go out each day – they have a hay bale in each of two connected pastures – so they can go to whichever one they want.

While they’re out, the staff (me) cleans the linens in their bedrooms, fluffs the pillows, smooths the sheets and leaves their dinner ready for them.

They really really like their bedrooms, y’all! 🙂

They can see each other – lay down and relax – eat their dinner – lick their salt blocks…life doesn’t suck for them.

They come into the barn at night – walking untended into their stalls – to find their dinner with…

…a cut carrot (or two…) in their bucket with their dinner.  That’s about 3 weeks worth of carrots there!

That’s Cerah (mom) on the left – and her daughter, Cady, on the right.

Yes – they’re wet – but…they’re so fuzzy – they’re only wet down about 1/2″.  They’re perfectly happy – it’s warm and there’s no wind.  Perfect – or even a little warmer than they might prefer!

Once the buckets are empty – they each get their dinner mint (no 5-star residence is worth a darned without a dinner mint!) and then they spend a couple hours working on their hay net.


These are the faces of very happy ponies, y’all.

Finn hopes you’ve enjoyed this look at the lives of the Ponies d’ Deatherage!! 😉


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16 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Beautiful Moments and Lily Impressions

  1. Susan K

    How pretty! good use of that paper without the stamp set (which I don’t have so thx!)
    Thanks, too, to Finn (&you) for sharing the glimpse into the 5-Star Haflinger Resort. Pretty sweet deal for them. They look appreciative.

    • stampsnlingers

      Yes. They’re happy ladies! Thanks very much, Susan – happy you like the card! 🙂

  2. What a pretty card! Love the clean design. Wow, that does look like a bit of work for the girls! I’m sure that they love it and I’m sure that Finn loved “supervising” the work. 😉

    • stampsnlingers

      Yep – they’re always ready to come in. And they’ve got all the food they can eat out in the pasture. So…I have to surmise that they like the accomodations AND being in them! Thanks, Amy! 🙂

  3. Faith Simpson

    Oh my!! Thanks for showing us the ponies!! I’d say your ponies have the very BEST pony life!! How do you find time to stamp?? (smile) Well, obviously you do find the time because this is another lovely card…..with a set I didn’t think I needed….but now….hmmmm…..maybe……

    • stampsnlingers

      I had the same reaction to this stamp set – but…it’s gorgeous! Thanks, Faith! And yes – their life is pretty good (she says modestly!) 😉

  4. Karen L

    Sounds like the “life of Riley” – what we don’t do for our four-legged critters!! We have a spoiled one that lives in our household as well! Enjoy Finn’s facts & also thanks for the great card ideas. I do a lot of CASEing!!

    • stampsnlingers

      Yes – we do love our four-legged kids, don’t we?! Thanks so much, Karen! 🙂

  5. Thank you, Finn and Mary, for that wonderful look into the life of Haflingers! Mom and daughter are beautiful and so is your card. You captured the inspiration perfectly.

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks much, Karen! I think they’re pretty pretty! 🙂

  6. Gerri K

    Thanks for giving us a look at life on a farm. I’m fascinated when you do this. It seems like such hard work but it must be very rewarding.

    • stampsnlingers

      Yes – it’s a lot of work but…they’re worth it! Love them to pieces. Thanks so much, Gerri! 🙂

  7. Heather Heroldt

    Oh, Mary, SUCH a sweet card – love the look, and I applaud your use of this paper – I didn’t care for it much but you’re making me rethink it now, lol. Just lovely. I enjoyed the pony tales, too, lol. Thanks so much for playing at Sunday Stamps!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks, Heather – appreciate you stopping by. And glad to enjoyed the pony story! 🙂

  8. The embossing Folder is adorable and lovely Image you have choosen
    yummy DP too
    Great card
    So happy you joining with us at Sunday Stamps Challenge
    Big hugs
    Monika (DT)

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks so much, Monika! appreciate you stopping by! 🙂

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