Monthly Archives: March 2020

Stampin’ Up! Timeless Oasis Memories Aloha!

Good morning!  It’s day….whatever!…of the Big Social Distancing of 2020.  It’s hard for me to keep track – since I work from home, the only real difference is severely curtailed trips to the grocery!  And no – “let’s call the Martins and get dinner tonight” for a while.  Which I DO miss.  And our friends just postponed their April wedding…which made me sad. 🙁   But – we’re all healthy and safe.  And won’t run out of food or…craft supplies any time soon. 😉

Speaking of – one of my very favorite suites in the Jan-Jun Mini Catalog is the Tropical Oasis.  I used that one – or parts of it! – today for my card.  And – the Tropical Oasis Memories & More Card Pack is the star of this show!  Take a look-see:

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

Now – this is a great card if you’ve got a party or some event that you need to go to and would like to NOT have inky fingers!

That’s right – no ink.  So stamping!  A little fussy cutting and embossing.  A die cut or two.  And…that’s it!  So….hang on – this is a quickie!

I started with a piece of Pool Party card stock that I embossed in the wonderful Coastal Weave 3D Embossing Folder, then matted on Real Red for the card front.

With SNAIL, I adhered a length of 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon.

From the Tropical Oasis Memories & More Card Pack, I pulled out two of the small cards with the yummy looking tropical coconut drink.

From one of the panels, I fussy cut the entire image.  I fussy cut just the umbrella from the second panel.

I popped the image over the ribbon with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Then I popped the fussy cut umbrella over the first image with more Dimensionals.

Using the sentiment die from In The Tropics, I cut three of the Aloha sentiment from Real Red and stacked them all up with Liquid Glue.

I adhered the stacked sentiment to the coconut – added three red gems from the Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels….and the card front was done!

On the inside, I used two stickers from the Tropical Oasis Memories & More Card Pack on a Whisper White panel.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Real Red mat and into my Soft Suede card base, and to adhere the card front to the front of the card, and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got a couple more Tropical Oasis Memories & More Card Pack stickers on the front…

…and a little Tropical Oasis DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I love all the fun and dare I say…luscious?…designs to be found in the Tropical Oasis Memories & More Card Pack.  And – although I didn’t use it on this card – the Timeless Tropical stamp is a wonderful set filled with even more tropical images!

If you don’t have this suite – quick take advantage of the last days of Sale-A-Bration and add it to your stash (while earning FREE goodies!).  I hope you like!

If you want to recreate this card – all the Stampin’ Up! products you need are listed down below along with the card cuts!

TTFN

M

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 16 MAR – 31 MAR: VVMYUWBX

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.


LAST DAY TO SAVE 15% OFF SITEWIDE & GET FREE SHIPPING*

 

Shop Friday, March 20, through Monday, March 23, and you’ll SAVE 15% OFF storewide PLUS you’ll receive FREE SHIPPING in the Domestic U.S.

No coupon code is needed–  all discounts and specials will be automatically applied during the checkout process. All specials end Monday, March 23, at midnight (CT).

*Free Shipping available in the Domestic U.S. only.

Click here to see my original post and to check out some of the most popular solutions!!

PLEASE NOTE:  I do receive a small affiliate fee when you use my Stamp-n-Storage shopping links.  But – you’ve seen plenty of pictures of my stamping space – both at home and when I’ve traveled! – and you KNOW that I am a HUGE fan and love their quality products!!  I recommend them to everyone!


Ornate Garden Suite – Coming Soon!!

It’s a new catalog Early Release – and it’s for a wonderful Suite in the upcoming 2020-2021 Annual Catalog.


Customers will be able to start ordering from the suite on 1 April (no this is NOT a joke!!).  But…Demonstrators are getting their hands on this beauty RIGHT NOW!

Take a look at the Ornate Garden Suite flyer….

…and if you decide that – like me! – you need this right NOW (along with the free Mini Trimmer, DSP Sampler and Additional FREE Stamp set!) – then….let’s get you hooked up and on the team.  Click here to get started.  I’d love to have you!!


Sale-A-Bration is Ticking Away!

Still time to join the team and cash in on SAB “extras”!

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:

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

Real Red Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for front and for inner liner)

Pool Party Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front)

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

Timeless Oasis 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


Signs of Spring at Finn’s house.

You probably think that last one is a picture of the beautiful pink azalea…

Well – it IS beautiful – but…look past it to the pond.  It’s really a picture of the most TRUE sign of Spring in the South.

Pine pollen EVERYWHERE!!  LOL

TTFN
M

 

Categories: 2020 January - June Mini Catalog, 2020 Occasions Mini Catalog, Any Occasion, Bon Voyage, Encouragement, Everyday, Friendship, Going Away card, Joining Special, Memories & More, Recruiting Special, Stamp-N-Storage Sale | Tags: , , , , , | 8 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Ornate Garden Thoughtful Blooms Fun Fold with Video Tutorial for the Paper Players

Hey y’all – it’s Sunday, which means I’ve got another fun challenge for you from the Paper Players – it’s a Sketch Challenge from Claire this week and it’ll for sure jump-start your creative mojo!  I hope you’ll come and play along.  🙂

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 saw a super cute fun-fold over on my friend Karen Ksenzakovic’s blog – you can check out her gorgeous version right here – and decided to CASE the fold!  I used the soon-to-be-available Ornate Garden Suite goodies.  Take a look-see:

And here’s this week’s Paper Players CAS challenge!  Join the fun and show us your projects!  I can’t wait to see what you create!  🙂

 

I started with a piece of Early Espresso card stock, 4 1/4″ x 11″ that I scored with my Simply Scored Tool at 2 1/4″, 3 5/8″, 7 3/8″ and 8 3/4″.  Then I folded and burnished each score line – starting with a “valley” fold at 2 1/4″, mountain at 3 5/8″ and 7 3/8″, and finishing up with another valley at 8 3/4″.  And that was the entire fun-fold…done!

To decorate, I matted two pieces of Ornate Garden Specialty DSP on Terracotta Tile and adhered them with Liquid Glue to the two side panels.

For the middle panel, I used a different design in the DSP pack, also matted on Terracotta Tile.  With SNAIL and Glue Dots, I adhered two lengths of Old Olive ribbon (from the new Ornate Garden Ribbon Combo Pack – coming on 1 April).

I stamped the pretty flower corner image from the new Ornate Style set in Early Espresso on a piece of Whisper White.  The image is colored with my Mint Macaron and Calypso Coral Stampin’ Blends Combos and the Dark Daffodil Delight Blend.

I added the large sentiment from Ornate Thanks in Terracotta Tile – then two more in Early Espresso.  Then I cut the image with the second-to-largest rectangle die in the awesome Stitched So Sweetly Die set.

On another piece of Whisper White, I stamped flowers from the Thoughtful Blooms stamp set (FREE with a $50 purchase during Sale-A-Bration) in Terracotaa Tile (full strength and stamped-off-once) and Crushed Curry (the same).  Then I cut them all out with the Small Bloom Punch (FREE with a $100 purchase during Sale-A-Bration).

The little leaves die cuts are actually the NEGATIVE space that was left over from cutting one of the Ornate Borders die cuts from a piece of Mint Macaron.

I laid all the pieces out, then began to adhere the leaves and flowers with Liquid Glue and Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I popped the sentiment on with Dimensionals on the left side of the rectangle.  Finally, I added some Gold Metallic Pearls to the flower centers, popped the whole thing on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card front was done!

On the back, I adhered two more Terracotta Tile-matted pieces of Ornate Garden Specialty DSP on the side panels.  On a piece of Whisper White, I stamped and colored the Ornate Style flower image.  I added another sentiment from Ornate Thanks in Terracotta Tile.

I adhered the panel to a Terracotta Tile mat and into the middle of the fun-fold card, and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got another Ornate Style flower on the front…

…and a little more Ornate Garden Specialty DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Isn’t this a fun fun-fold??  Super easy and awesome to look at – and it all fits perfectly in a regular Medium (A2) envelope!  I love the Ornate Garden Suite with it’s Ornate Style and Ornate Thanks bundles anchoring the gorgeous paper.

Be looking for those – and all the goodies – in the Ornate Garden Suite on 1 April.  I hope you like!

If you want to recreate this card – all the Stampin’ Up! products you need are listed down below along with the card cuts!

Now – before you reach for your ink and papers, check out what our amazing team has created to inspire you this week:

The Paper Players Design Team

TTFN

M

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 16 MAR – 31 MAR: VVMYUWBX

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.


SAVE 15% OFF & FREE SHIPPING*

THROUGH MONDAY, MARCH 23

 

Shop Friday, March 20, through Monday, March 23, and you’ll SAVE 15% OFF storewide PLUS you’ll receive FREE SHIPPING in the Domestic U.S.

No coupon code is needed–  all discounts and specials will be automatically applied during the checkout process. All specials end Monday, March 23, at midnight (CT).

*Free Shipping available in the Domestic U.S. only.

Click here to see my original post and to check out some of the most popular solutions!!

PLEASE NOTE:  I do receive a small affiliate fee when you use my Stamp-n-Storage shopping links.  But – you’ve seen plenty of pictures of my stamping space – both at home and when I’ve traveled! – and you KNOW that I am a HUGE fan and love their quality products!!  I recommend them to everyone!


Ornate Garden Suite – Coming Soon!!

It’s a new catalog Early Release – and it’s for a wonderful Suite in the upcoming 2020-2021 Annual Catalog.


Customers will be able to start ordering from the suite on 1 April (no this is NOT a joke!!).  But…Demonstrators are getting their hands on this beauty RIGHT NOW!

Take a look at the Ornate Garden Suite flyer….

…and if you decide that – like me! – you need this right NOW (along with the free Mini Trimmer, DSP Sampler and Additional FREE Stamp set!) – then….let’s get you hooked up and on the team.  Click here to get started.  I’d love to have you!!


Sale-A-Bration is Ticking Away!

Still time to join the team and cash in on SAB “extras”!

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 2 1/4″, 3 5/8″, 7 3/8″ and 8 3/4″ )

Terracotta Tile Card Stock: 3 1/2″ x 4″ (mats for front and for back panel); 2″ x 4″  (x4 – mats for side panels on front and back)

Whisper White  Card Stock:  Second-to-largest Stitched Rectangle die cut (sentiment); 3 3/8″ x 3 7/8″ (back panel);  Thoughtful Blooms punched flowers

Mint Macaron Card Stock:  Ornate Borders negative space leaves

Ornate Garden Specialty DSP:  3 3/8″ x 3 7/8″ (front panel);  1 7/8″ x 3 7/8″ (x4 – 2 in each design – side panels front and back); 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


These are scary times.  I’m not going to fib you – I’m a little freaked out some days.

So – when I get that way, it helps to have my dig-dog.  The Finn-ster.  The Finny-winny.  The Finn-man.  The Finny-Bo-Binny.  The dog-a-lous.

Yes.  He’s embarrassed to admit he answers to all of the above.

Usually.

But – regardless of what I call him – he makes me smile and usually makes me feel better.

So…I wanted to share a little Finn-man cuteness.

To help us put everything into paw-spective.

Behold.

From above – this was all I could see of him….just some cute paws.

Do you think that as dogs get older – they get extra hair on their toes?  Like…we sometimes do??

That is NOT loose fur – that’s toe-feathers!! 🙂

Hope you had a minute of aaaahhhhhhhh…..

TTFN
M

 

Categories: 2020 Sale-A-Bration Flyer, Fun Fold card, Joining Special, Ornate Garden Early Release, Recruiting Special, Sneak peek, Stamp-N-Storage Sale, Video Tutorial | Tags: , , , , , , | 24 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Ornate Style with Thoughtful Blooms Sneak Peek

Good morning, y’all!  Hope you’ve got a great weekend at home planned!  This is our “planting” weekend – we got the peppers, tomatoes and lettuce starts in the beds last night.  The rose, raspberries and blueberries are soaking their roots in preparation for planting.  And – I’ve got flowers started to put in, too!  AND – more seeds coming soon!  I LOVE spring!

Also?  My three hydrangeas all have leaves, so…I didn’t kill them with my not-so-knowledgeable pruning this past fall!  Whoo-hoo.  I’m like…almost a Master Gardener.  Go me! 🙂

Since it’s Saturday, I figured we’d try to get together tonight on my Stamps-N-Lingers FB page for a little video time together.  So…I’ll be live at 7pm Eastern and we’ll make a fun-fold that I blatantly stole from my teammate.  We’re going to take a look at the new Ornate Garden Suite…and Thoughtful Blooms.  Yes – I’m seriously in a flowerdy mood.  Take a sneaky peek!

It’s a super easy fun fold – and the Ornate Garden Suite really makes it a stand-out!  So…I hope you can join me!

Tonight.  7pm Eastern.  Right here! 🙂

TTFN

M

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 16 MAR – 31 MAR: VVMYUWBX

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.


SAVE 15% OFF & FREE SHIPPING*

THROUGH MONDAY, MARCH 23

 

Shop Friday, March 20, through Monday, March 23, and you’ll SAVE 15% OFF storewide PLUS you’ll receive FREE SHIPPING in the Domestic U.S.

No coupon code is needed –  all discounts and specials will be automatically applied during the checkout process. All specials end Monday, March 23, at midnight (CT).

*Free Shipping available in the Domestic U.S. only.

Check out some of these popular solutions!!

Paper Storage

Dies, Stamps and Emboss Folders Storage

Storage Pockets 

Holds Magnet cards (5″ x 7″ or 6″ x 7″), Stamp Cards, and even Embellishments!

Creative Crate

Holds your Storage Pockets perfectly!

Marker Holder

For Stampin’ Blends (be sure to check the site for other Marker-type storage solutions, too!)

Stamp-N-Die Bundle

Double Stamp Case Shelf

These are just some of the hundreds of great products Stamp-N-Storage has to offer for your craft room organization – and it’s ALL on sale thru the 23rd!!  Everything is 15% off AND you get FREE SHIPPING!  Winner winner!

Happy storaging!

PLEASE NOTE:  I do receive a small affiliate fee when you use my Stamp-n-Storage shopping links.  But – you’ve seen plenty of pictures of my stamping space – both at home and when I’ve traveled! – and you KNOW that I am a HUGE fan and love their quality products!!  I recommend them to everyone!


Cup of Cheer Dies – Sold Out!

The Cup Of Cheer die set has sold out and is no longer available to purchase in the US.  The set will not be restocked but Stampin’ Up! will fulfill backorders for this item.  So sorry if you missed getting these, hopefully you all picked them up before they sold out!


Ornate Garden Suite – Coming Soon!!

It’s a new catalog Early Release – and it’s for a wonderful Suite in the upcoming 2020-2021 Annual Catalog.


Customers will be able to start ordering from the suite on 1 April (no this is NOT a joke!!).  But…Demonstrators are getting their hands on this beauty RIGHT NOW!

Take a look at the Ornate Garden Suite flyer….

…and if you decide that – like me! – you need this right NOW (along with the free Mini Trimmer, DSP Sampler and Additional FREE Stamp set!) – then….let’s get you hooked up and on the team.  Click here to get started.  I’d love to have you!!


Sale-A-Bration is Ticking Away!

Still time to join the team and cash in on SAB “extras”!

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


That moment when you realize the breakfast bowl that you were lickinglickinglicking is…empty.

But you’re not sure EXACTLY where that danged cat is, so….gotta keep a good hold on it!

Pretty sad.

TTFN
M

 

Categories: 2020 Sale-A-Bration Second Release, Joining Special, New Catalog Launch, Ornate Garden Early Release, Sneak peek, Stamp-N-Storage Sale, Thank You Cards | Tags: , , , , , | 14 Comments

Stamp-N-Storage 15% Off And FREE SHIPPING!

Hey guys – this is my second post of the day!  I wanted to let you know as soon as I did about a great Stamp-N-Storage Sale!  If you’re looking for the card I shared earlier this morning, here’s a link! 🙂

 

SAVE 15% OFF & FREE SHIPPING*
FRIDAY, MARCH 20, THROUGH MONDAY, MARCH 23

 

Shop Friday, March 20, through Monday, March 23, and you’ll SAVE 15% OFF storewide PLUS you’ll receive FREE SHIPPING in the Domestic U.S.

No coupon code is needed –  all discounts and specials will be automatically applied during the checkout process. All specials end Monday, March 23, at midnight (CT).

*Free Shipping available in the Domestic U.S. only.

Check out some of these popular solutions!!

Paper Storage

Dies, Stamps and Emboss Folders Storage

Storage Pockets 

Holds Magnet cards (5″ x 7″ or 6″ x 7″), Stamp Cards, and even Embellishments!

Creative Crate

Holds your Storage Pockets perfectly!

Marker Holder

For Stampin’ Blends (be sure to check the site for other Marker-type storage solutions, too!)

Stamp-N-Die Bundle

Double Stamp Case Shelf

These are just some of the hundreds of great products Stamp-N-Storage has to offer for your craft room organization – and it’s ALL on sale thru the 23rd!!  Everything is 15% off AND you get FREE SHIPPING!  Winner winner!

Happy storaging!

TTFN
M

 

 

 

PLEASE NOTE:  I do receive a small affiliate fee when you use my Stamp-n-Storage shopping links.  But – you’ve seen plenty of pictures of my stamping space – both at home and when I’ve traveled! – and you KNOW that I am a HUGE fan and love their quality products!!  I recommend them to everyone!


HOST CODE FOR 16 MAR – 31 MAR: VVMYUWBX

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.

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!

Categories: Stamp-N-Storage Sale, Storage, Supply Organizing Solutions | Tags: , , , , , | 2 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Rise and Shine Let’s Hang Out – with Video Tutorial!

Good Friday morning, y’all!  Hope your week has been as good as can be expected as we all adjust to what appears to be our new normal. 🙁

It’s scary, I know.  But…we will get to the other side of this – of THAT I am certain.  We may not love all of the journey – but…let’s try to find the good.  Let’s all help each other as best we can.

And – let’s all try to stay home as much as we can, okay?  Take the time to do some crafting while we’re home!!

If you were able to join me for my YouTube Live Video yesterday –  I appreciate you spending some of your day with me!  If not, but you’d like to see the replay on YouTube…here ’tis!

For this one, I used the super cool – and BIG! – Rise & Shine stamp set (one of SU!’s cool Reversible sets) from the Sale-A-Bration Second Release.  This one is free thru the end of March with a $100 purchase (before shipping and tax).  Take a look-see:

The layout for this one is from this week’s Hand Stamped Sentiment sketch challenge.

And the color palette I chose is from the CAS Colours & Sketches Color Challenge.

I made a fun background for the card front with strips of So Saffron gingham paper from the Subtles 6″ x 6″ DSP.  Each strip is 1/2″ wide and I used Liquid Glue to adhere them on a diagonal on a piece of Balmy Blue.

I made the panel larger than I needed – and each strip was longer than necessary, too.  Once all the strips were adhered – I used my Paper Trimmer to trim all the excess and cut the panel down to size.

Then I matted the panel on a piece of Melon Mambo.

I matted a small rectangle of Balmy Blue gingham (also from the Subtles 6″ x 6″ DSP) on Melon Mambo.

I made some loops of Whisper White Solid Baker’s Twine using Liquid Glue – then I popped the Balmy Blue rectangle on with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

On a piece of Whisper White, I stamped the cup image from Rise & Shine – once in So Saffron and once (in the “reversed” orientation) in Balmy Blue.  I used Melon Mambo to stamp the sentiments and the sun burst.  Then I cut them with the matching cup dies from the Cup of Cheer set.

Now.  The Cup of Cheer Dies have sold out – and I’m not sure if they’ll be replaced or not.  So – if you already have them, you can just cut the cups.  If not – they’re a pretty easy fussy cut – just don’t cut the middles out of the handles!

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the cups to the card front.

The sentiment, from Rise & Shine, is stamped in Melon Mambo on a strip of Whisper White.  Then I snipped banner ends and adhered it to the card front.  I used a Stampin’ Dimensional on the left side of the banner and Liquid Glue on the right.

A small Melon Mambo gem from the Glitter Enamel Dots finished off the card front.

On the inside, I stamped some So Saffron flowers on a Whisper White panel.  In the middle are smaller Melon Mambo flowers.  I also added some Balmy Blue leaves.  And each flower got a Rhinestone Basic Jewel in the center.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Melon Mambo mat.

For the So Saffron card base, I used the large flower image and stamped it all over the front and inside with So Saffron ink.  Then I used Liquid Glue to adhere the inner liner on the inside, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more flowers on the front (this time I stamped the Melon Mambo flowers off once before stamping the envelope)….

…and more So Saffron DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Especially right now, when we’re Socially Isolating ourselves, this Rise & Shine sentiment reflects how we feel, don’t you think?  Send a card to a friend and let them know you’re thinking of them – and looking forward to spending time with them again real soon!  I hope you like!

If you want to recreate this card – all the Stampin’ Up! products you need are listed down below along with the card cuts!

TTFN

M

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 16 MAR – 31 MAR: VVMYUWBX

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.


Cup of Cheer Dies – Sold Out!

The Cup Of Cheer die set has sold out and is no longer available to purchase in the US.  The set will not be restocked but Stampin’ Up! will fulfill backorders for this item.  So sorry if you missed getting these, hopefully you all picked them up before they sold out!


Ornate Garden Suite – Coming Soon!!

It’s a new catalog Early Release – and it’s for a wonderful Suite in the upcoming 2020-2021 Annual Catalog.


Customers will be able to start ordering from the suite on 1 April (no this is NOT a joke!!).  But…Demonstrators are getting their hands on this beauty RIGHT NOW!

Take a look at the Ornate Garden Suite flyer….

…and if you decide that – like me! – you need this right NOW (along with the free Mini Trimmer, DSP Sampler and Additional FREE Stamp set!) – then….let’s get you hooked up and on the team.  Click here to get started.  I’d love to have you!!


Sale-A-Bration is Ticking Away!

Still time to join the team and cash in on SAB “extras”!

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:

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

Balmy Blue Card Stock: 3 3/4″ x 5″ (card front)

Melon Mambo Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 1 7/8″ x 3 7/8″ (mat for Balmy Blue DSP panel)

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); 5/8″ x 3 3/8″ (sentiment); Rise & Shine cups

Subtles 6″ x 6″ DSP: 1/2″ wide strips (in So Saffron); 1 3/4″ x 3 3/4″ (Balmy Blue DSP panel); envelope flap (So Saffron)

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 FFF is not about Finn.

It’s about his nemesis.

See him??

Just chillaxin’ on a tree branch.

Silly nemesis!

TTFN
M

 

Categories: 2020 January - June Mini Catalog, 2020 Occasions Mini Catalog, 2020 Sale-A-Bration Second Release, Any Occasion, Everyday, Friendship, Joining Special, Recruiting Special | Tags: , , , , | 6 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Sentimental Poppies 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 color palette for the challenge this week, I thought of the Peaceful Poppies DSP right away.  And then, I saw a cool sketch challenge and…boom!  So Sentimental and the awesome bundled Stitched So Sweetly Dies came off the shelf.  Take a look-see:

Here’s our color challenge.

And this is the sketch that gave me the “boom!” moment.  It’s from the Tuesday Morning Sketches.

I started with a design in the Peaceful Poppies DSP and matted it on Old Olive for the card front.

I wrapped some of the Old Olive ribbon from the Ornate Garden Ribbon Combo Pack (get the whole suite on 1 April 2020!!) twice around the card front – securing it in the back with Glue Dots.

Using my Stamparatus, I stamped the flowers from the Painted Poppies stamp set in stamped-off-twice Poppy Parade on a piece of Poppy Parade paper from the Peaceful Poppies DSP.

Again with the Stamparatus, I stamped the So Sentimental sentiment in Tuxedo Black – stamping the image multiuple times to get it good and dark.

Then I cut the image/sentiment with the next-to-largest rectangle die from the Stitched So Sweetly die set.  I also cut the same size from an Old Olive piece of the DSP.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere both die cuts to the card front – keeping the sentiment panel straight and angling the “mat” die cut.

I pulled out the Peaceful Poppies Elements and chose a couple of vellum flowers and some vellum leaves.  Using Glue Dots (under the embossed portions of the velum) – I adhered the flowers.  Then I used little dabs of Liquid Glue to tuck the leaves in under the flowers.

I tied a double-loop simple bow from the Old Olive Ribbon and adhered it with a Glue Dot.  Finally, I added some Peaceful Poppies Sequins with little dabs of Liquid Glue – and the card front was done!

On the inside, I added a sentiment from Peaceful Moments in Tuxedo Black on Whisper White, using the Stamparatus.  Over the top, in stamped-off-twice Poppy Parade – I added those pretty poppies again!

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to an Old Olive mat and into my Blackberry Bliss card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more Painted Poppies on the front…

…and some more of the Peaceful Poppies DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I love it when several sets and bundles can come together as well as the So Sentimental bundle, Painted Poppies and Peaceful Moments sets have done in this card.  The Peaceful Poppies DSP is the perfect tie-er-together-er, don’t you think?!  I hope you like!

If you want to recreate this card – all the Stampin’ Up! products you need are listed down below along with the card cuts!

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

Sue Prather

Karen Finkle

Akiko Sudano

Karen Ksenzakovic

Have fun on the Hop!!

TTFN

M

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 16 MAR – 31 MAR: VVMYUWBX

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.


YouTube Live – After Lunch Bunch!

I’m planning to go live today on my YouTube channel with a new project!  Come on over and see what I’m up to today at 1:00 PM ET!  Look forward to seeing you then!


Ornate Garden Suite – Coming Soon!!

It doesn’t happen often – but…when it does – it’s AMAZEBALLS!

It’s a new catalog Early Release – and it’s for a wonderful Suite in the upcoming 2020-2021 Annual Catalog.


Customers will be able to start ordering from the suite on 1 April (no this is NOT a joke!!).  But…Demonstrators are getting their hands on this beauty RIGHT NOW!

Take a look at the Ornate Garden Suite flyer….

…and if you decide that – like me! – you need this right NOW (along with the free Mini Trimmer, DSP Sampler and Additional FREE Stamp set!) – then….let’s get you hooked up and on the team.  Click here to get started.  I’d love to have you!!


Sale-A-Bration is Ticking Away!

Still time to join the team and cash in on SAB “extras”!

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:

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

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

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

Peaceful Poppies DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); Stitched So Sweetly rectangle die cut (sentiment); Stitched So Sweetly rectangle die cut (“mat” behind sentiment); 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 FFFs on Blog Hop Days!

TTFN

Categories: 2020 January - June Mini Catalog, 2020 Occasions Mini Catalog, Feminine, Happy Birthday, Joining Special, Recruiting Special | Tags: , , , , , | 18 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Ornate Garden Thanks Sneak Peek

Happy Happy Haawwwwmmmp DAY!!!  Hope you’re enjoying your Social Distancing.

Let me re-phrase.  I hope you are DOING your Social Distancing.

Seriously.  Do it! 😉

While you’re distancing yourself in our efforts to flatten the curve, I hope you’re doing some crafting.  And…looking forward to the cool Early Release of the Ornate Garden Suite.  It’s a new suite coming in the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog.  And…Stampin’ Up! is letting us play with it early!  Demonstrators are already having fun with it – customers will get your chance on 1 April!

In an effort to fan the flames of your excitement – and also cuz it’s COOL!! – I played with the Ornate Style and Ornate Thanks Bundles, plus the gorgeous Ornate Garden DSP and Ornate Floral 3D Embossing Folder for today’s card.  Take a look-see:

The layout for this one is from this week’s TGIF Challenge.

I started with a piece of the Ornate Garden DSP that I matted on Terracotta Tile for the card front.  Then I cut a smaller piece of Blushing Bride with the edge die in the Ornate Borders die set (which is bundled with the Ornate Thanks stamp set).

I embossed the die cut panel in the Ornate Floral 3D Embossing Folder and adhered it to the card front with Liquid Glue.

For the sentiment, I stamped the larger word from Ornate Thanks in Old Olive on a piece of Whisper White.  Above that, in Terracotta Tile, I added the smaller sentiment.  Isn’t that font wunnermus?  I love it!

I used the rectangle die in the Ornate Layers Dies (bundled with the Ornate Style set) to cut the sentiment.  Since the die is longer than I wanted my sentiment, I ran it thru my die cutting machine a couple of times to make it shorter.

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

I pulled out the Cherry Blossoms Dies and used the leaves cut-and-emboss dies to cut Mint Macaron and Old Olive Leaves.  With the flower dies from the Ornate Borders set, I cut some Blushing Bride and Whisper White flowers.  Then I adhered them into little flower stacks with Liquid Glue.

I laid out all the flowers and leaves and took my picture…

I used Liquid Glue to adhere all the leaves in place.  The flower stacks all have little pieces of Stampin’ Dimensional and Liquid Glue to adhere them.

I added a Gilded Gem (part of the Ornate Garden Suite) to the middle of each flower stack and the card front was done!

On the inside, I added another Ornate Thanks sentiment to a Whisper White panel in Old Olive.  I stamped a couple of the floruishes from Ornate Style in the corners in Terracotta Tile.  Across the bottom I adhered a Terracotta Tile mat and a strip of the Ornate Garden DSP.

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

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more Ornate Style flourishes in Terracotta Tile on the front…

…and more of the Ornate Garden DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I love this Ornate Garden Suite – the two bundles that anchor it – Ornate Style and Ornate Thanks – are wonderful and complement each other perfectly!

Add these elements to the Ornate Garden DSP – and you’ve got projects galore just waiting for you to create them!  I hope you like….and are counting the days until you can get this suite for yourself!

If you want to recreate this card – all the Stampin’ Up! products you need are listed down below along with the card cuts!

TTFN

M

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 16 MAR – 31 MAR: VVMYUWBX

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.


Ornate Garden Suite – Coming Soon!!

It’s a new catalog Early Release – and it’s for a wonderful Suite in the upcoming 2020-2021 Annual Catalog.


Customers will be able to start ordering from the suite on 1 April (no this is NOT a joke!!).  But…Demonstrators are getting their hands on this beauty RIGHT NOW!

Take a look at the Ornate Garden Suite flyer….

…and if you decide that – like me! – you need this right NOW (along with the free Mini Trimmer, DSP Sampler and Additional FREE Stamp set!) – then….let’s get you hooked up and on the team.  Click here to get started.  I’d love to have you!!


Sale-A-Bration is Ticking Away!

Still time to join the team and cash in on SAB “extras”!

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:

Blushing Bride Card Stock:  4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″ ); 3″ x 5 1/8″ (embossed front panel); Ornate Borders die cut flowers

Terracotta Tile Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 1″ x 4″ (mat for inner liner DSP panel)

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); Ornate Layers Die Cut (sentiment); Ornate Borders die cut flowers

Ornate Garden DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); 7/8″ x 3 7/8″ (inner liner DSP panel); 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


 

That moment when you’re not sure if you DO have an itch or do NOT have an itch.

Foot cocked and ready.  JIC the answer is DO!

Thinking…

Thinking……….

Squirrel!

TTFN
M

 

Categories: Catalog Sneak Peek, Feminine, Joining Special, Ornate Garden Early Release, Recruiting Special, Sneak peek, Thank You Cards | Tags: , , , , , | 12 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Timeless Tulips Happy Easter Happy Spring!

Good morning!  Happy St. Patrick’s Day! 🙂

Do you know that there’s only two more days of winter??  That’s right – on Thursday, Spring will be sprunged – YEAH!!!

And my card today is a celebration of Spring.  And Easter!  Courtesy of the gorgeous Timeless Tulips stamp set and the bundled Tulip Builder Punch!  Take a look-see:

I used the FUSION challenge – both sides, really.  Ish!

I started with a piece of Whisper White that I embossed in the Basket Weave 3D Embossing Folder and matted on Highland Heather for the card front.

I cut a piece of Seaside Spray paper from the 2019-2021 In Color 6″ x 6″ DSP, matted it on Highland Heather and adhered it to the card front with Liquid Glue.

I stamped a whole bouquet of tulips using the large flower from Timeless Tulips – three in Highland Heather and two in Daffodil Delight.  I also stamped a few leaves in Granny Apple Green and a few stems.

I punched all the flowers and leaves with the Tulip Builder Punch, and did a quick fussy cut of the stems.

The sentiment, from Timeless Tulips, is stamped in Highland Heather on Whisper White and cut with a Rectangle Stitched Die.

I laid all the pieces and parts out…including a little bow tied from some Whisper White 1/4″ Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon…and took my picture…

 

Then I picked up the sentiment…

…and used that picture to adhere everything to the card front with a combination of Liquid Glue and Stampin’ Dimensionals (and a Glue Dot for the bow!).  I ended with the sentiment on top – popped over the bow with Dimensionals.

I added a few Granny Apple Green Glitter Enamel Dots and the card front was done!

On the inside, I added a Highland Heather tulip and a Granny Apple Green stem and leaves to a Whisper White panel.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Highland Heather mat and into my Seaside Spray card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got another Highland Heather and Granny Apple Green tulip on the front…

…and more of the Seaside Spray DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  The Timeless Tulips bundle – which includes the Tulip Builder Punch – was one of the first things I got from the 2020 Jan-Jun Mini Catalog – and it’s just awesome!

I hope you like – and ASSUME you’ve already got this bundle.  If not…you know what you need to do! 😉

If you want to recreate this card – all the Stampin’ Up! products you need are listed down below along with the card cuts!

TTFN

M

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 16 MAR – 31 MAR: VVMYUWBX

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.


Ornate Garden Suite – Coming Soon!!

It’s a new catalog Early Release – and it’s for a wonderful Suite in the upcoming 2020-2021 Annual Catalog.


Customers will be able to start ordering from the suite on 1 April (no this is NOT a joke!!).  But…Demonstrators are getting their hands on this beauty RIGHT NOW!

Take a look at the Ornate Garden Suite flyer….

…and if you decide that – like me! – you need this right NOW (along with the free Mini Trimmer, DSP Sampler and Additional FREE Stamp set!) – then….let’s get you hooked up and on the team.  Click here to get started.  I’d love to have you!!


Sale-A-Bration is Ticking Away!

Still time to join the team and cash in on SAB “extras”!

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:

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

Highland Heather Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2″ x 4″  (mat for DSP panel)

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); 7/8″ x 2 7/8″ Stitched Rectangle (sentiment); Punched Timeless Tulips flowers and leaves, fussy cut stems

2019-2021 In Color 6″ x 6″ DSP (in Seaside Spray): 1 7/8″ x 3 7/8″ (DSP panel 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!


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


Are we getting something out to thaw for dinner, Dad?

Oooh – there’s a POT ROAST!  Get THAT!!!  There’s time for mom to make it in the pressure cooker!!

Have her hold the mushrooms – I’m not a fan… 😉

TTFN
M

 

Categories: 2019-2020 Annual Catalog, 2020 January - June Mini Catalog, Easter, Joining Special, Recruiting Special, Spring | Tags: , , , , | 14 Comments

Stamp-N-Storage ONE DAY FLASH SALE!!

Y’all – sorry for the second hit today, but this just popped into my feed and I wanted to share it right away!  If you want to see my card from this morning, here ’tis.

Stamp-N-Storage was planning to do pop-up sales in GA and FL in the next couple of weeks (and one was close to me and I had a lot of things that I wanted NEEDED to get! 😉 ).  Thanks to that stinkin’ COVID-19, they’ve prudently decided to cancel. 🙁

But – my loss is your gain, cuz as a consolation prize, they’re having a ONE DAY ONLINE SALE!  With 20% off AND FREE SHIPPING site wide!

20% off and free shipping is almost EXACTLY as good as getting to touch and feel and tote-around-the-store!!

This gihugic sale is ONLY TODAY (ends at midnight)….so – head on over right quick and getcha some goodies!! Here’s a link to the Online Store!  Don’t forget to add the code at the end when you’re checking out!  GAFL2020

Okay – got to go shopping.  See ya – and….Happy storaging!

TTFN
M

 

 

 

PLEASE NOTE:  I do receive a small affiliate fee when you use my Stamp-n-Storage shopping links.  But – you’ve seen plenty of pictures of my stamping space – both at home and when I’ve traveled! – and you KNOW that I am a HUGE fan and love their quality products!!  I recommend them to everyone!


HOST CODE FOR 16 MAR – 31 MAR: VVMYUWBX

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.

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! Country Club Beautiful Moments Thinking of You!

Good morning, y’all!  Hope you’re enjoying your social-distancing-“vacation”!  We’re truly trying our best to stay close to home with only “emergency” trips to get gardening supplies.  So we can plant our Victory Garden!  🙂

JK….

Mostly.  😉

I made a simple (for me!) card for you today featuring the Beautiful Moments stamp set atop some Country Club DSP.  Take a look-see:

The layout for this one comes from this week’s Fab Friday sketch challenge.

And the color scheme hails from the Color Throwdown Challenge.

I started with a plaid from the Country Club DSP that I matted on Basic Black for the card front.

Next up is a square of Basic Black, embossed in the Stone 3D Embossing Folder (which is FREE during Sale-A-Bration with a $100 order!).  I adhered the square with Liquid Glue to the card front.

To create the art panel, I stamped the sweet image from Beautiful Moments in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on a piece of Whisper White.  At the same time, I stamped the image on a piece of Granny Apple Green paper from the Brights 6″ x 6″ DSP and again on some Garden Green paper from the Regals DSP.

I cut the Whisper White image with the largest square Stitched Shapes die and stamped the bird image in Tuxedo Black.  Then I popped it onto the card front with Liquid Glue.

From the other two images – I fussy cut the older girl’s dress from the Garden Green image and adhered it with Liquid Glue.  The younger child’s dress I cut from the Granny Apple Green image.

I stamped the sentiment in Garden Green on Whisper White.  Then, using a Stitched Rectangle Die, I cut it out – running thru twice and shifting the die on the second pass to create a smaller piece.

With a piece of Garden Green twine from the Country Club Twine Combo pack, I created a loose figure eight bow under the art panel, using Glue Dots to adhere it…

Then I placed two Stampin’ Dimensionals (cut in half) onto the card front…

…and used them to adhere the sentiment to the card front.

I added a light green gem from the Noble Peacock Rhinestone Pack – and the card front was done!

On the inside, I used Tuxedo Black to stamp the “dune” image, grasses, birds and butterflies from the Beautiful Moments set on a Whisper White panel.  Then I used my Garden Green and Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Write Markers to color the grasses.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Basic Black mat and into my Garden Green card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got a little more Tuxedo Black “beach” on the front…

…and a little more of the Country Club DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  This Beautiful Moments stamp set is so pretty – and is just perfect if you enjoy Paper Piecing (like I do!!). Even without the Paper Piecing, it’s perfect for coloring with Markers, Stampin’ Blends, Watercolor Pencils….whatever your prefered medium!

I hope you like!

If you want to recreate this card – all the Stampin’ Up! products you need are listed down below along with the card cuts!

TTFN

M

 

 


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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

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

Basic Black Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3 1/8″ square (mat behind art)

Whisper White Card Stock: Largest Stitched Shapes Square die cut (art); Stitched Rectangle (sentiment – modified to fit); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

Brights 6″ x 6″ DSP (in Granny Apple Green): fussy cut dress

Regals 6″ x 6″ DSP (in Garden Green): fussy cut dress

Country Club DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); envelope flap

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Finn Fan Fix


We gardened all weekend.

Meaning – we made dirt.  Yes – “made” dirt.

We Square Foot Garden and make the planting medium from Coarse Vermiculite, Blended Compost and Peat Moss.

It’s a bit of a pain – but…the resulting “dirt” is…wonderful!!

The first year we did it – we poured all the ingredients onto a huge tarp and stirred it with shovels.

And stirred.  Aaaaand stirred.

We’ve gotten….smarter.

Yep – engine-powered cement mixer!

Pour the goodies in….mix.

And out comes….black (ish) gold!

We filled…okay – I lost count! – barn carts with our black-ish gold.

…and then into our beds!

Ahhh – the wonderful sight of garden beds waiting for their plants to arrive!!  Soon, my sweets.  SOON!

Now.  Where was Finn this whole time?

That gardening stuff is simply exhausting!

TTFN
M

 

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