Monthly Archives: April 2020

Stampin’ Up! Honey Bee Bonanza 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!

So.  Can you believe that the Honey Bee stamp set and coordinating Detailed Bee Dies are RETIRING!??!  Waaaaaaaaa!!!!  😢😢😢

I know.  I feel your pain.  But – the fact remains – they ARE retiring.  As is the fun and festive Birthday Bonanza DSP.  Which means you need to be sure you grab it ALL up now – only the stamp set is guaranteed to be around thru the end of the catalog on 2 Jun – the rest are only while supplies last!

Perhaps the card I made for you today will help you decide to act right now!

And here’s the color palette we were all working with!

I kind of loosely based my layout on the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches this week!

I started with some paper from the Birthday Bonanza DSP that I matted on Bermuda Bay for the card front.

On a piece of Whisper White, I stamped the bee skep from Honey Bee in Grapefruit Grove.

A skep could TOTALLY be Grapefruit Grove colored! 😉

Above it, I added the curved sentiment in Bermuda Bay.

I used my Journaling Pen to do a little doodling around the outline of the skep – adhered the panel to a Bermuda Bay mat and onto the card front with Liquid Glue.

I stamped the little bee in Tuxedo Black on Whisper White – and the Hello sentiment in Bermuda Bay.   I cut the bee with the matching die in the Detailed Bee dies and the sentiment with the Classic Label Punch.

Using my Light Bermuda Bay and Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blend Markers, I colored the wing and body of the bee.  Then I adhered the sentiment with Liquid Glue and popped the bee on with a Black Stampin’ Dimensional.

I tied a bow with some Grapefruit Grove twine from the Nature’s Twine Pack (this is ALSO retiring!) and adhered it with a Glue Dot.

I also colored some Pearl Basic Jewels with the Dark Daffodil Delight Blend and adhered them around the card front and on the sentiment – and the card front was done!

On the inside, I added a second Honey Bee sentiment in Bermuda Bay to a Whisper White panel.  I stamped the little bee in Tuxedo Black and colored it with the Light Bermuda Bay and Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blend Markers.

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

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more bees on the front…

…and I added more of the Birthday Bonanza DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I do love the Honey Bee stamp set and the super-cool Detailed Bee Dies, don’t you?  And there’s nothing like the Birthday Bonanza DSP for a fun and cheerful card!  These goodies – plus the Nature’s Twine Pack and all-things Grapefruit Grove – are all leaving on 2 June!  So…don’t miss out.

 

I hope you like!

If you’d like to recreate this card, all the products and card cuts are listed below!

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

Eva Dobilas

Akiko Sudano

Karen Ksenzakovic

Have fun on the Hop!!

TTFN

M

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 16 APR – 30 APR: 62SHAUJZ – Last Day to Order and Get the Painted Poppies Tutorial Bundle Free!

Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift from me (plus my Online Tutorial)!  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!


The retiring list for the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog and 2020 Jan – June Mini Catalog is up!  Check it out here and then snag your favorites quick as you can!  These last-chance goodies are only available while supplies last – and they’ll be gone for good in June!

Note:

  • Due to high demand for retiring stamp sets, these items will have guaranteed availability until May 15; all other products are not guaranteed and are available while supplies last only.
  • Order deadline to get the retiring products:  June 2, 2020; 11:50 PM (MT)

Click here to go right to the Last Chance Products in my Online Store!

Let me know if you have any questions about the retiring lists!  You can also download copies of the full retiring lists in PDF Form here:

  • Click here to get a copy of the full retiring list from the 2019-20 Annual Catalog.  The font is super tiny, so you’ll need to zoom out to read it!
  • Click here to get a copy of the full retiring list from the January-June 2020 Mini Catalog.  The font is super tiny, so you’ll need to zoom out to read it!
  • Click here to download the sortable Excel File with the Annual Catalog retiring list.
  • Click here to download the sortable Excel File with the Mini Catalog retiring list.

Have fun shopping!  Don’t forget, everything except for the stamp sets are only available while supplies last!!

A NOTE ABOUT 10% OFF BUNDLES
The following 10% off bundles are on the list, but the products are not being retired. Only the ability to order them as a bundle at the sale price is going away:

  • 151093 Woven Heirlooms Bundle
  • 151114 Delightful Day Bundle
  • 151131 Path of Petals Bundle
  • 151063 Memorable Mosaic Bundle

 

One quick FYI, the Stampin’ Blends are NOT retiring, they’re being repackaged and sold as Combo Packs starting with the new catalog. So don’t panic! They’re still going to be available. YAYAY!!!


COVID-19 Give-Back DIgital Stamp Set 

Stampin’ Up! is committed to making a difference in our global communities and caring about people first. As part of our Making a Difference program we’re offering a product giveback opportunity to support organizations that are helping COVID-19 frontline responders and communities vulnerable to the pandemic.

You can purchase the Share Sunshine PDF Download and Stampin’ Up! will donate 100% of the proceeds to COVID-19 efforts!

The Share Sunshine PDF Download is a digital stamp set that’s packed with both lighthearted and heartfelt sentiments and imagery relevant to the unique COVID-19 and social distancing situation we’re currently experiencing–including many ideas that came from you! You can use the download in your cardmaking and papercrafting projects. Simply print the imagery on cardstock and cut it out using our Paper Trimmer, punches, or dies. Since we are physically distanced from each other, now is a perfect time to share sunshine with our friends and family by sending cards!

Check out a little peek at what you’ll get…

…and what you’ll be able to create! 🙂

Here’s the 411 on the Share Sunshine PDF Download:

  • Product: Share Sunshine PDF Download. Buy it here!
  • Price: $12.00 USD
  • Dates: 28 April 28 – 2 June 2020 or later; if the offer period extends beyond 2 June

The charities are the sole beneficiaries of each purchase—that means every single cent goes to these organizations!

You get to choose which charity you would like to receive the proceeds for your purchase!  Here are the two charities that you can choose from:

United Way Worldwide’s COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery Fund 

This fund supports communities across the world struggling to cope with COVID-19. United Way is working to protect the most vulnerable by helping them access food, shelter, vital information, and more through United Way’s global network.

Learn more about United Way here.

The World Health Organization’s COVID-Solidarity Response Fund

This fund supports the Strategic Preparedness and Response Plan, which includes:

  • Tracking and understanding the spread of the virus.
  • Ensuring patients get the care they need.
  • Buying and shipping essential protective gear for frontline workers.
  • Generating awareness for the general public on ways to prevent the spread of the disease.
  • Accelerating efforts to develop vaccines, tests and treatments.

Learn more about WHO here.

Please note:  Since this is a special promotion from Stampin’ Up! and isn’t orderable through the regular online store…which means I won’t be notified when you order this set and it can’t be added in with your regular orders through the online store.  The only way to get this awesome set (and help out while you’re at it!) is to order it here.

Get your digital download today and help us make a difference!!


Ornate Garden Suite – Available Now!!

Get the whole Suite right here!


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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

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

Bermuda Bay Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner);  (mat for sentiment panel)

Whisper White Card Stock:  (sentiment panel); Classic Label Punch (smaller sentiment); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); Detailed Bee Die cut bee

Birthday Bonanza 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 FFFs on Blog Hop Days!

TTFN

 

Categories: 2020 January - June Mini Catalog, 2020 Occasions Mini Catalog, Any Occasion, Encouragement, Everyday, For A Friend, Friendship, Retiring Products | Tags: , , , , | 14 Comments

Stampin’ Up! It Starts with Art Thanks!

Happy Happy Hawwwmp Day!  Hope all is right and well in your world – and that you’re safe and healthy!

Speaking of COVID-19, do take a minute to check out the Stampin’ Up! Give-Back digital stamp set called Share Sunshine!  100% of the proceeds will go to one of two organizations supporting the fight.  Scroll on down for the deets and a link to download the FIFTEEN pages of cool sentiments!!

My card today uses a few retiring goodies that you need to snap up while you still can – starting with the It Starts With Art stamp set, the matching Arts & Crafts Dies and the fun Follow Your Art DSP.  Take a look-see:

The layout for this one is from this week’s CAS(E) This Sketch challenge.

I started with two panels of the Follow Your Art DSP – both cut the same size as the card front (4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″) – and I adhered one to the front of a Pacific Point card base and the second on the inside, using Liquid Glue.

I used the Ornate Layers Dies to cut a Whisper White panel and then placed it in my Stamparatus.  I stamped the sentiment from It Starts With Art in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.

Then I popped the panel onto a Calypso Coral “mat” with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I stamped the three pens/markers in Tuxedo Black on Whisper White and colored them with my Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral and Mango Melody Stampin’ Blends Combos.  Then I cut them with the coordinating die in the Arts & Crafts Die Set.

I popped the die cut pens and markers onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The final piece is a tiny heart trinket from the Follow Your Art Embellishment Kit, adhered in the corner with a Glue Dot.  The kit (which is on SALE for just $6.60!) also includes some Linen Thread in Bermuda Bay and Calypso Coral.  I took a double length of the Bermuda Bay and tied a bow, then adhered it to the heart trinket with a Glue Dot.

I adhered the whole thing to the card front with Liquid Glue and that was it for the card front!

On the inside, I stamped a sentiment from the Retiring Varied Vases stamp set in Tuxedo Black on a Whisper White panel.  Across the bottom, I stamped the ink bottles from It Starts With Art in Tuxedo Black and colored them with the Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral and Mango Melody Stampin’ Blends Combos.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Calypso Coral mat and into the card base and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more ink bottles on the front…

…and a little Follow Your Art DSP on the envelope flap!

Et Voila!  Isn’t this just the perfect group of goodies for us as crafters!??  I think It Starts With Art is very aptly named – and it’s so cool that the Arts & Crafts Dies (on sale for $11.60!) help us cut out so many of the images to use, don’t you?!  Finally – the Follow Your Art DSP is bright and cheery and fun.  And on a really good sale – just $4.60 for the pack!!  I hope you like – and will get them soon.  Remember, only the stamp set is guaranteed to be around thru the end of the catalog!  All the other items are only available while supplies last!

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 APR – 30 APR: 62SHAUJZ

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.


Enter To Win Blog Candy!

 

This is to win the April 2020 Paper Pumpkin Kit – My Wonderful Family!

To enter – all you need to do is leave a comment on this blog post by 5pm Eastern Time on Star Wars Day – Monday, May the 4th (Be With You) and tell me your favorite new In Color!  I know you’re going to love them all – but…which one is catching your eye right this minute!?!

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 Cinco De Mayo.  That’s 5 May, for you non-bi-linguists! 😉

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!!


COVID-19 Give-Back Digital Stamp Set 

Stampin’ Up! is committed to making a difference in our global communities and caring about people first. As part of our Making a Difference program we’re offering a product giveback opportunity to support organizations that are helping COVID-19 frontline responders and communities vulnerable to the pandemic.

You can purchase the Share Sunshine PDF Download and Stampin’ Up! will donate 100% of the proceeds to COVID-19 efforts!

The Share Sunshine PDF Download is a digital stamp set that’s packed with both lighthearted and heartfelt sentiments and imagery relevant to the unique COVID-19 and social distancing situation we’re currently experiencing–including many ideas that came from you! You can use the download in your cardmaking and papercrafting projects. Simply print the imagery on cardstock and cut it out using our Paper Trimmer, punches, or dies. Since we are physically distanced from each other, now is a perfect time to share sunshine with our friends and family by sending cards!

Check out a little peek at what you’ll get…

…and what you’ll be able to create! 🙂

Here’s the 411 on the Share Sunshine PDF Download:

  • Product: Share Sunshine PDF Download. Buy it here!
  • Price: $12.00 USD
  • Dates: 28 April 28 – 2 June 2020 or later; if the offer period extends beyond 2 June

The charities are the sole beneficiaries of each purchase—that means every single cent goes to these organizations!

You get to choose which charity you would like to receive the proceeds for your purchase!  Here are the two charities that you can choose from:

United Way Worldwide’s COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery Fund 

This fund supports communities across the world struggling to cope with COVID-19. United Way is working to protect the most vulnerable by helping them access food, shelter, vital information, and more through United Way’s global network.

Learn more about United Way here.

The World Health Organization’s COVID-Solidarity Response Fund

This fund supports the Strategic Preparedness and Response Plan, which includes:

  • Tracking and understanding the spread of the virus.
  • Ensuring patients get the care they need.
  • Buying and shipping essential protective gear for frontline workers.
  • Generating awareness for the general public on ways to prevent the spread of the disease.
  • Accelerating efforts to develop vaccines, tests and treatments.

Learn more about WHO here.

Please note:  Since this is a special promotion from Stampin’ Up! and isn’t orderable through the regular online store…which means I won’t be notified when you order this set and it can’t be added in with your regular orders through the online store.  The only way to get this awesome set (and help out while you’re at it!) is to order it here.

Get your digital download today and help us make a difference!!


Ornate Garden Suite – Available Now!!

Get the whole Suite right here!


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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

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

Calypso Coral Card Stock: 3 1/4″ x 4 3/4″ (mat for Ornate Layers die cut sentiment panel); 3 3/4″ x 5″ (mat for inner liner)

Whisper White Card Stock:  3 1/8″ x 4 5/8″ Ornate Layers die cut sentiment panel; 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

Follow Your Art DSP:  4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ (card front and inner 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


I snapped this picture the other evening of my silly and sweet dog.  He crawls under that chair and uses his hand to pull and squiggle himself into JUST the right position.

Guess this is it!

Yeah.  Beyond cute! 😉

TTFN

M

 

 

 

 

 

Categories: 2019-2020 Annual Catalog, 2020-2021 Annual Catalog Sneak Peek, Blog Candy, Ornate Garden Early Release, Thank You Cards | Tags: , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Stampin’ Up! COVID-19 Give-Back Digital Download – Get it Now and Do Good!

Hey y’all – this is my second post of the day – if you’re looking for the card I shared this morning – check it out right here!

These days (well – ALL the time, but right now in particular), we’re all looking for ways to help out.  So, I wanted to let you know about a cool Give-Back Promotion that Stampin’ Up! kicked off today!

Stampin’ Up! is committed to making a difference in our global communities and caring about people first. As part of our Making a Difference program we’re offering a product giveback opportunity to support organizations that are helping COVID-19 frontline responders and communities vulnerable to the pandemic.

You can purchase the Share Sunshine PDF Download and Stampin’ Up! will donate 100% of the proceeds to COVID-19 efforts!

The Share Sunshine PDF Download is a digital stamp set that’s packed with both lighthearted and heartfelt sentiments and imagery relevant to the unique COVID-19 and social distancing situation we’re currently experiencing–including many ideas that came from you! You can use the download in your cardmaking and papercrafting projects. Simply print the imagery on cardstock and cut it out using our Paper Trimmer, punches, or dies. Since we are physically distanced from each other, now is a perfect time to share sunshine with our friends and family by sending cards!

Check out a little peek at what you’ll get…

…and what you’ll be able to create! 🙂

Here’s the 411 on the Share Sunshine PDF Download:

  • Product: Share Sunshine PDF Download. Buy it here!
  • Price: $12.00 USD
  • Dates: 28 April 28 – 2 June 2020 or later; if the offer period extends beyond 2 June

The charities are the sole beneficiaries of each purchase—that means every single cent goes to these organizations!

You get to choose which charity you would like to receive the proceeds for your purchase!  Here are the two charities that you can choose from:

United Way Worldwide’s COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery Fund 

This fund supports communities across the world struggling to cope with COVID-19. United Way is working to protect the most vulnerable by helping them access food, shelter, vital information, and more through United Way’s global network.

Learn more about United Way here.

The World Health Organization’s COVID-Solidarity Response Fund

This fund supports the Strategic Preparedness and Response Plan, which includes:

  • Tracking and understanding the spread of the virus.
  • Ensuring patients get the care they need.
  • Buying and shipping essential protective gear for frontline workers.
  • Generating awareness for the general public on ways to prevent the spread of the disease.
  • Accelerating efforts to develop vaccines, tests and treatments.

Learn more about WHO here.

Please note:  Since this is a special promotion from Stampin’ Up! and isn’t orderable through the regular online store…which means I won’t be notified when you order this set and it can’t be added in with your regular orders through the online store.  The only way to get this awesome set (and help out while you’re at it!) is to order it here.

Get your digital download today and help us make a difference!!

TTFN

M

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 16 APR – 30 APR: 62SHAUJZ

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.

 


The retiring list for the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog and 2020 Jan – June Mini Catalog is up!  Check it out here and then snag your favorites quick as you can!  These last-chance goodies are only available while supplies last – and they’ll be gone for good in June!

Note:

  • Due to high demand for retiring stamp sets, these items will have guaranteed availability until May 15; all other products are not guaranteed and are available while supplies last only.
  • Order deadline to get the retiring products:  June 2, 2020; 11:50 PM (MT)

Click here to go right to the Last Chance Products in my Online Store!

Let me know if you have any questions about the retiring lists!  You can also download copies of the full retiring lists in PDF Form here:

  • Click here to get a copy of the full retiring list from the 2019-20 Annual Catalog.  The font is super tiny, so you’ll need to zoom out to read it!
  • Click here to get a copy of the full retiring list from the January-June 2020 Mini Catalog.  The font is super tiny, so you’ll need to zoom out to read it!
  • Click here to download the sortable Excel File with the Annual Catalog retiring list.
  • Click here to download the sortable Excel File with the Mini Catalog retiring list.

Have fun shopping!  Don’t forget, everything except for the stamp sets are only available while supplies last!!

A NOTE ABOUT 10% OFF BUNDLES
The following 10% off bundles are on the list, but the products are not being retired. Only the ability to order them as a bundle at the sale price is going away:

  • 151093 Woven Heirlooms Bundle
  • 151114 Delightful Day Bundle
  • 151131 Path of Petals Bundle
  • 151063 Memorable Mosaic Bundle

 

One quick FYI, the Stampin’ Blends are NOT retiring, they’re being repackaged and sold as Combo Packs starting with the new catalog. So don’t panic! They’re still going to be available. YAYAY!!!


Ornate Garden Suite – Available Now!!

Get the whole Suite right here!


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! Remember Peaceful Painted Poppies Thank You

Hey y’all – happy Tuesday!  Hope your week is going well!  We went out to do a little shopping yesterday – all masked up and sanitized.   We got needed stuff, but…it’s exhausting.  Guess I’m out of shopping-shape! 🙁 I’m going back to my quiet social isolation.  It’s much more relaxing! 🙂

My card today is a thank you – using the wunnermus Peaceful Moments bundle with a little help from the Painted Poppies stamp set and Peaceful Poppies DSP.  Take a look-see:

The layout – and really the colors and flowers and…okay – most of it! – was inspired by the sketch and photo at this week’s FUSION challenge.

And I played along with the Tic-Tac-Toe challenge! I went down the middle and right column – but…one could probably make the case for a full-card BINGO!!

I started with a piece of the gorgeous Peaceful Poppies DSP and cut the largest Stitched So Sweetly rectangle die from the middle.  I matted the remaining paper on a Basic Black panel.  Then I popped the die cut piece back in place using Black Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I used SNAIL to adhere a length of Poppy Parade 1/2″ Textured Weave Ribbon across the panel. I used two more shorter pieces and adhered them in a sort-of-remembrance-ribbon-shape with Glue Dots.

I stamped a Peaceful Moments sentiment in Tuxedo Black on Whisper White and cut it with the next to smallest Stitched So Sweetly rectangle die and adhered it with Liquid Glue.

I used the Poppy Moments Dies to cut a large, solid flower from a piece of Poppy Parade Peaceful Poppies DSP.  Using the small splotch stamp in the Painted Poppies stamp set, I stamped around the flower with Poppy Parade ink.  I cut the detailed flower – and two flower centers – from Basic Black cardstock.

I adhered the detailed flower die cut to the solid flower, using Liquid Glue on just the middle of the flower, and gently curled the petals.

 

Then I adhered the larger flower center with Liquid Glue and popped the smaller center on with a Black Stampin’ Dimensional.

I popped the flower on with more Black Stampin’ Dimensionals and then added some Rhinestone Basic Jewels to finish off the card front.

On the inside, I stamped the poppies image from Painted Poppies in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink across the bottom of a Whisper White panel.  I colored the flowers with my Poppy Parade Stampin’ Blend Combo pack.  Colored some in Light and some in Dark.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Basic Black mat and into my Thick Whisper White card base, popped the card front on with Black Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

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

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

Et Voila!  How much do you love the Peaceful Poppies DSP?  It’s just stunning, isn’t it??!  Well – it will be GONE soon!  It’s not carrying over –  and it’s only available while supplies last, so…get some (more!) now!   Fortunately – the Peaceful Moments and Painted Poppies bundles are carrying over so…..whew!  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 APR – 30 APR: 62SHAUJZ

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.


Enter To Win Blog Candy!

 

This is to win the April 2020 Paper Pumpkin Kit – My Wonderful Family!

To enter – all you need to do is leave a comment on this blog post by 5pm Eastern Time on Star Wars Day – Monday, May the 4th (Be With You) and tell me your favorite new In Color!  I know you’re going to love them all – but…which one is catching your eye right this minute!?!

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 Cinco De Mayo.  That’s 5 May, for you non-bi-linguists! 😉

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!!


Stampin’ Up! let us know that the excitement for the May Paper Pumpkin Kit has been off the charts – and…they’ve sold out! 🙁  I HOPE you got in before that happened!

Here’s the deets….

Because we have sold out for May:

  • New customers will not be able to subscribe until May 11, 2020 and will receive their first kit in June.
  • Accounts currently in canceled or suspended status will be allowed to reactivate, but will not receive the May kit. Subscribers that reactivate after we sold out will be reactivated for the JUNE subscription period.
  • Subscribers will not be able to modify their kit quantity to add more kits to their May order.

We have placed a sold out message on the paperpumpkin.com subscribe page with the above information for customers.

Please note that anyone in active status before we sold out will still receive the May kit unless they choose to suspend or cancel their subscription before the end of the May subscription period on May 10.


Ornate Garden Suite – Available Now!!

Get the whole Suite right here!


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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

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

Basic Black Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); detailed Poppy Moments die cut flower and centers

Whisper White Card Stock:  Stitched So Sweetly Rectangle die cut (sentiment); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

Peaceful Poppies DSP:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); solid Poppy Moments die cut flower; 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!


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Finn Fan Fix


The other evening, I was in the kitchen looking out upon the pond in the evening…

And all seemed pretty normal.

Yes. I wear crocs.  They’re comfy, okay?!?

Anywhooooo….

Then.  All of sudden….I grew a tumor.

A furry one!

What are we lookin’ at, Mom??  One a them squirels???

TTFN
M

Categories: 2020 January - June Mini Catalog, 2020 Occasions Mini Catalog, 2020-2021 Annual Catalog, Blog Candy, Thank You Cards | Tags: , , , , | 10 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Paper Pumpkin, 2020-2021 Annual Catalog Info, New In Colors Sneak Peek and a Little Blog Candy!

Good morning and happy Monday, y’all!  Hope you had a great and wonderful weekend!

So – I’ve got a couple of things on the agenda today – first off, I want to give you a little peek at the April 2020 Paper Pumpkin kit – called My Wonderful Family.

I decided this month that, instead of tearing open the packaging and making the kit myself, I’d….save it and give it away!

I assume y’all would be okay with that? 😉

I gotta tell you – when I watched the Paper Pumpkin official “reveal” video…(if you’re viewing this post via email, click here to go to my blog to view the video

…I ALMOST changed my mind!  I mean- it’s got FUN FOLDS!!!  And trees and leaves and birds and such!

But…I stuck to my guns.

Here’s a little look at what you’ll get if you win the blog candy – or HAVE gotten if you’re already a subscriber!

It’s got a cute little stamp set and a Pear Pizzazz ink spot…

And all the goodies you need…

…to make 8 full-size (A-2) fun fold cards with matching envelopes!

And – YOU can win a full kit all ready to go!!

How?

Well – cool your jets…we’ll get there! 😉

Before that, though – let’s talk catalogs!

The NEW 2020-2021 Annual Catalog, in fact!

I’ll be ordering boxes of the new 2020-2021 Stampin’ Up! Catalog on 5 May, getting them ready with my info, a wish list, info about my Online Host Clubs, etc and, hopefully, mailing them NLT the week of 18 May.  (The new Catalog goes live for customers on 3 June 2020)

  • My regular customers (placed orders of at least $50 so far this year) will automatically receive one in the mail from me.
  • New Customers – not already working with another demonstrator! – are welcome, and I would love to be your demonstrator!  Just get an order of $50 or greater placed in my Online Store before the 5th and you’ll be on my list.
  • If you’re an existing customer – and you’ve moved recently, please reach out to me ASAP and let me know your new address.  Otherwise, no TELLING where it will end up!!
  • Not sure if you’re on my list?  Give me a holler and we’ll check! 🙂

If you want your copy sooner.. you can join my Stampin’ Up! Team and get your new catalog with your new catalog product preorder on 5 May!  Click HERE for info on joining the Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew!

When your catalog DOES arrive….here’s what it’s going to look like!!

And…we’ve got NEW In Colors  – one of which (Bumble Bee) you’ve already seen in the Ornate Garden Specialty DSP!  But – here are the rest for you to get ready to craft with!

And…the May 2020 Paper Pumpkin Kit will give you a full-blown chance to play – way before ANYONE else!

Here’s the Deets:

  • Subscribe for the May kit from 11 April – 10 May.
  • Supplies may be limited toward the end of each subscription period.

About the May Kit

  • 12 cards and envelopes
  • 8 cards are traditional size (Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ and Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″)
  • 4 cards are note card size (Notecard size: 5″ x 3-1/2″ and Envelope size: 5-1/8″ x 3-5/8″)
  • Coordinating Colors: Four of the NEW In Colors plus Purple Posy from the 2019–2021 In Color collection.

Please Note!  You’ve got to be signed up by 10 May to get this kit!!  Sign up after the 10th….and your first kit will be the one that ships in June!

If you’re not already a Paper Pumpkin subscriber – There are two ways to sign up – check it!

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

OR…
…do a Prepaid Subscription!  To see the options for prepaid subscriptions in my online store, click here.

Choose Your Prepaid Subscription Now!

Okay – now…on to the Blog Candy!   This is to win the April 2020 Paper Pumpkin Kit – My Wonderful Family!

To enter – all you need to do is leave a comment on this blog post by 5pm Eastern Time on Star Wars Day – Monday, May the 4th (Be With You) and tell me your favorite new In Color!  I know you’re going to love them all – but…which one is catching your eye right this minute!?!

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 Cinco De Mayo.  That’s 5 May, for you non-bi-linguists! 😉

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!!

Okay – whew!  That’s a LOT to take in, yes?!?  Hope you enjoyed the sneak peek – and…good luck in the Blog Candy draw!!

TTFN

M


HOST CODE FOR 16 APR – 30 APR: 62SHAUJZ

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.


BACK IN STOCK!!

Grace’s Garden, Honey Bee, Painted Poppies, Peaceful Moments and Bonanza Buddies

Bonanza Dies

$26.00

Ornate Garden Suite – Available Now!!

Get the whole Suite right here!


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


On my video on Saturday night, I mentioned that I’d made a big batch of homemade granola, using a yumm-o sounding recipe my mom sent.

And – I got requests to share, so… here ’tis!

This is a Vermont Country Store recipe – they sent it to my mom in an e-mail….

How does this relate to Finn?

Food.  Finn.  Hello?

We makin’ granola for us, Mom??

I love granola.

What’s granola, again??

It’s called Lumberjack Granola – I’ll give you the recipe as written and then my substitutes/changes. 🙂

Ingredients

8 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
1 cup hulled sunflower seeds
1 cup hulled pumpkin seeds
2 cups walnuts
1 cup maple syrup
1 cup golden raisins
2 cups almonds
1 cup canola or olive oil
1 cup dried cranberries
2 cups pecans
1 Tablespoon coarse sea salt
1 cup shredded coconut

Preparation

Preheat oven to 325 degrees

In a large stainless-steel bowl, combine the oats, sunflower and pumpkin seeds walnuts, almonds and pecans.  Stir with a large wooden spoon (or clean hands) to combine.

Transfer about 4 cups of the mixture to a food processor fitted with the steel blade and pulse to coarsely chop, but do not make the pieces too small.  (This is just to slightly reduce the size of chunks to bit-size and you can skip this step if you prefer really chunky granola.)  Transfer the chopped oat mixture to a second large stainless-steel bowl.  Repeats until you have coarsely chopped the whole batch – again, not too fine.

Toss the oat mixture with the salt.  Pour the maple syrup and the oil over the top and stir with a wooden spoon or clean hands to completely combine the liquids with the oat mixture.  It will look just slightly moist.

Spread the granola evenly over the two shallow roasting pans or rimmed baking sheets in a single layer, about 1″ deep.  You may need to do this in two batches.  Bake, stirring every 15 min or so to keep the granola from burning and turning the pans to bake evenly.  Toast to a golden brown, about 45 minutes.  Remove from the pan and transfer back to one of the large bowls.

Toss will still warm with the raisins, cranberries and coconut. Let cool before packing into large mason jars to keep up to 2 months.

My changes

  1. I didn’t use the dried cranberries – they’re not our fave so…substituted dried dates.  About 10 ounces worth.
  2. Used canola oil – and only about 1/2 cup.
  3. Didn’t use walnuts – really don’t care for them.  So used extra pecans.  I couldn’t really tell you how many pecans I used.  At least 2 cups – plus…however many looked about right.
  4. Used slivered almonds cuz that’s what I had in the freezer.
  5. Didn’t use sunflower seeds.  No reason why – just didn’t have them and didn’t buy any more.
  6. My pumpkin seeds were roasted and salted.  Worked great.
  7. Do NOT skip the COARSE Sea Salt.  I had fine sea salt on hand, but bought some coarse for this.  That little tiny crunch of salt is perfect!!
  8. Try to use real maple syrup.  Try not to lick the syrup off the bottle.  Or…be sure no one is watching if you do!

Get ready to love this granola. And – if you’re of a mind – it would be awesome in trail mix form – add m&m’s or chocolate chips when the mix is….almost completely cool.  We didn’t do that.  Wanted to – but…we’re using as cereal, so…

We can add the chips into our cereal bowl on the down-low!

Enjoy!

TTFN

M

 

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Stampin’ Up! Best Catch 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 nice, open sketch challenge from the talented Laurie 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 yesterday for my Facebook Live video, I appreciate you spending some of your weekend with me!  If you weren’t able to watch the live version, but you’d like to see the replay on YouTube…here ’tis!

Today is Wayne’s birthday so I made him a card!  And, since he’s a fisherman and…a guy!…a fun-fold with a fishing theme seemed like the way to go.  It ended up being kind of an homage to several wonderful retiring goodies – including the Best Catch stamp set and bundled Catch of the Day die set.  Take a look-see:

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

I also played along with the TGIF Challenge this week!

I started with a piece of Night of Navy card stock that I embossed in the High Seas 3D Embossing Folder (yes – this is RETIRING, so…get it quick!).  Then I matted it on a piece of Soft Suede for the card front.

The accordian fold is 4 1/4″ x 9″.  I colored the “sky” with my Balmy Blue Stampin’ Blends Combo and the ground with my Crumb Cake Combo.  Then, using the little “gravel” image in the Best Catch set, I stamped all over the “ground” in Soft Suede.  I stamped the image two or three times without re-inking.

Next, I scored the panel with my Simply Scored tool at 1″, 2″, 4″ and 6″.  I burnished the folds – starting with a “mountain” at 1″ and then valley (2″), mountain (4″) and valley (6″).

On the third panel, in Night of Navy ink, I stamped a sentiment from Best Catch.  Then I adhered the folded panel to a Soft Suede mat and onto the card front with Liquid Glue.

On a piece of Whisper White – I made a big ole splotch of Old Olive using my Old Olive Stampin’ Blends Combo.  I just used both blends to scribble a big enough “background” to cut three of the grass dies in the Catch of the Day set.  While I had it out, I also cut four of them from the Old Olive color in the Perennial Essence Vellum (Retiring).

I colored all the tops of the cattails with the Dark Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blend.

The Best Catch bass is stamped in Soft Suede on Whisper White and cut with the matching Catch of the Day die. Then I colored it with my Old Olive, Calypso Coral and Early Espresso Watercolor Pencils.

Finally, I stamped the fisher-dude in Soft Suede, and cut him with his die.  He’s also colored with the Watercolor Pencils.  His little “water” swirly is colored with the Balmy Blue Blends.

Using Liquid Glue (or Glue Dots for the vellum grasses), I adhered the pieces on various panels – being sure to not interfere with the folds!  I nestled the bass in and amongst some grass…and used my Soft Suede Stampin’ Write Marker to hand-draw a few birds in the corner.

The final piece is the sentiment.  It’s a word cut with the Well Written Dies (yep – also retiring!).  I cut three of them in Night of Navy and adhered them in a stack with Liquid Glue.  Then I adhered just the first part of the sentiment to the first panel.  and the card front was done!

On the inside, I added a second sentiment (this one is from the Bonanza Buddies stamp set – which is retiring, too!) in Night of Navy to a Whisper White panel.  I colored some “shore” at the bottom of the panel and stamped the creel in Soft Suede and a hat in Crumb Cake.  I lightly colored both images with my Light Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blend and the Early Espresso Watercolor Pencil.

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

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more shoreline and Best Catch fishing gear on the front…

…and I added a little Come Sail Away DSP (you guessed it….going away!) on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  So – this card – with it’s Best Catch, Catch of the Day, Bonanza Buddies, Well Written, Come Sail Away DSP, Perennial Essence Vellum and High Seas 3D Embossing Folder (whew!) – is a true memoriam to some wonderful products that will be gone-baby-gone SOON!  So – if you don’t have them in your stash, you need to remedy that right away!  Remember – while the stamps will for sure be around thru the end of the catalog – ALL the rest is “while supplies last”.  So…tarry not!

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

 

 

 


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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.


BACK IN STOCK!!

Grace’s Garden, Honey Bee, Painted Poppies, Peaceful Moments and Bonanza Buddies

Bonanza Dies

$26.00

 


Ornate Garden Suite – Available Now!!

Get the whole Suite right here!


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

Product List

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Night of Navy Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); Well Written sentiment die cuts (x3)

Soft Suede Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3 1/8″ x 4 3/8″ (mat for accordian fold)

Whisper White Card Stock:  4 1/4″ x 9″ (accordian fold scored and folded at 1″, 2″, 4″ and 6″); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); Catch of the Day fisherman, bass and grass die cuts

Perennial Essence Vellum: Catch of the Day grass die cuts

Come Sail Away 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


This is Finn waiting for me to finish cleaning the barn.

Boredboredboredbored….

Boredboredbore….WHATWASTHATDIDYOUHEARTHAT!?!?

TTFN

M

Categories: 2019-2020 Annual Catalog, 2020 January - June Mini Catalog, 2020 Occasions Mini Catalog, Fun Fold card, Happy Birthday, masculine, Retiring Products, Video Tutorial | Tags: , , , , , , | 32 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Best Catch Video Tutorial Sneak Peek

‘Sup, y’all!?  Well – our first day back “open” looked a lot (to us) like the previous day “closed”.  I have zero intention of doing much different any time soon.

Well, I mean except for the three massages, hair cut and tattoo I have scheduled for this afternoon! 😉

Just kidding.

It’s only two massages.

Really – totally kidding.  But I DO rather desperately need a haircut…

Since none of that’s really going to happen, I’ll be planning to go live tonight at 7pm Eastern on my Stamps-N-Lingers FB page!  We’re going to make a fun fun-fold card and decorate it up with the Best Catch bundle.  Which is retiring.  In fact, the whole card is kind of an homage to the retiring list!  Take a sneaky peek!

It’s a fun one that I think you’ll enjoy – so I hope you’ll be able to join me!

Tonight.  7pm Eastern.  Right here.

TTFN

M

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 16 APR – 30 APR: 62SHAUJZ

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.

 


The retiring list for the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog and 2020 Jan – June Mini Catalog is up!  Check it out here and then snag your favorites quick as you can!  These last-chance goodies are only available while supplies last – and they’ll be gone for good in June!

Note:

  • Due to high demand for retiring stamp sets, these items will have guaranteed availability until May 15; all other products are not guaranteed and are available while supplies last only.
  • Order deadline to get the retiring products:  June 2, 2020; 11:50 PM (MT)

Click here to go right to the Last Chance Products in my Online Store!

Let me know if you have any questions about the retiring lists!  You can also download copies of the full retiring lists in PDF Form here:

  • Click here to get a copy of the full retiring list from the 2019-20 Annual Catalog.  The font is super tiny, so you’ll need to zoom out to read it!
  • Click here to get a copy of the full retiring list from the January-June 2020 Mini Catalog.  The font is super tiny, so you’ll need to zoom out to read it!
  • Click here to download the sortable Excel File with the Annual Catalog retiring list.
  • Click here to download the sortable Excel File with the Mini Catalog retiring list.

Have fun shopping!  Don’t forget, everything except for the stamp sets are only available while supplies last!!

A NOTE ABOUT 10% OFF BUNDLES
The following 10% off bundles are on the list, but the products are not being retired. Only the ability to order them as a bundle at the sale price is going away:

  • 151093 Woven Heirlooms Bundle
  • 151114 Delightful Day Bundle
  • 151131 Path of Petals Bundle
  • 151063 Memorable Mosaic Bundle

 

One quick FYI, the Stampin’ Blends are NOT retiring, they’re being repackaged and sold as Combo Packs starting with the new catalog. So don’t panic! They’re still going to be available. YAYAY!!!


SNAIL UPDATE!

All good things must come to an end—like favorite products. Today SU! announced that on 2 June, SNAIL Adhesive is retiring from our product line.  But don’t worry!  On 3 June we’re replacing it with something that we think you’ll like even better. Check back on 26 May for additional details, and get excited for this brand new adhesive solution!


Ornate Garden Suite – Available Now!!

Get the whole Suite right here!


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


Finn yielded the floor to his tiny-terrorist sister today.

He was too scared not to let her have her way!

What her people see:

What she – and sometimes Finn!! – sees!

Yeah.  You’d give up your spot, too! 😉

TTFN

M

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Stampin’ Up! Detailed Honey Bee Gate Card With Video Tutorial

Happy Friday!!  Hope you’ve had a good week – and are looking forward to the weekend!  Have you been perusing the Retired List in the online store?  If you haven’t….stop right here and go double check!  Here’s the link.

I’ll wait.

Good? Okay. 🙂

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

The card I made was heavily inspired by a card I saw on one of the SU! Demonstrator FB pages, created by June Dunn.  She thought way outside the box and saw…a hephalump’s badonkadonk in….the (Retiring) Honey Bee stamp set with the matching Detailed Bee Dies.  And it was adorable.  So…I made one of my own. Take a look-see:

I turned mine into a gate card fun fold and played along with the TGIF Challenge this week!

So…gate cards are seriously easy.  But they LOOK like they might be tricky – making your awesomeness-quotient very high when you give one of these to someone! 😉  Hang tight – here we go!

I started with a Smoky Slate card base at 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ and used my Simply Scored tool to score along the long side at 2 1/8″ and 6 3/8″.  Then I folded inwards at both score lines.  Boom.  Gate card.  Made.

I matted two pieces of Blushing Bride paper from the Subtles 6″ x 6″ DSP on Blushing Bride card stock and adhered them to the outside of each gate with Liquid Glue.

For the bellyband, I used a 1″ wide piece of Blushing Bride card stock – about 10″ long.  I wrapped it around the card, securing it in the front with Liquid Glue.

I cut the second-to-largest Stitched So Sweetly rectangle die in Whisper White and stamped a sentiment from the Honey Bee set in Blushing Bride.  Then I adhered it to the belly band with Liquid Glue.

I used my Stamparatus to stamp the Honey Bee hive (or skep…) in Basic Gray three times.  One of them, I cut with the die in the Detailed Bee set – that’s the badonkadonk.

The other two, I punched with the smooth-sided heart die from the (carrying over!) Heart Punch Pack.   From the third one, I fussy cut a “trunk”.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the trunk and ears (that were hearts just a hot second ago!) to the Stitched So Sweetly panel.  I popped the bee hive – which is now a hiney! – on with Stampin’ Dimensionals. 🙂

I cut a tiny flower from a scrap of Peaceful Poppies DSP using the little die from the Garden Gateway Dies (also carrying over – yeah!) and adhered it to the end of the trunk with Liquid Glue.

I made a little tassel from some Silver Metallic Thread and adhered it to…uh,hmmm…with a Glue Dot.  I tied a teensy bow from Whisper White Solid Baker’s Twine and added it with another Glue Dot.

Two Champagne Rhinestone Jewels – one on the bow and one on the flower – finished off the belly band (which is, really, the card front!).

On the inside, I stamped a second Honey Bee sentiment in Blushing Bride on a Whisper White panel.  I added the two flower images in Basic Gray – and colored the flowers with my Dark Petal Pink Stampin’ Blend.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Blushing Bride mat and into the card base – and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more Honey Bee flowers on the front…

…and a little more Subtles 6″ x 6″ DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  How to make an elephant out of a bee hive.  Cool, huh?  The Honey Bee stamp set and matching Detailed Bee Dies are so sweet – and this will be your last opportunity to snap them up!

I hope you like!

If you’d like to recreate this card, all the products and card cuts are listed below!

TTFN

M

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 16 APR – 30 APR: 62SHAUJZ

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.

The retiring list for the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog and 2020 Jan – June Mini Catalog is up!  Check it out here and then snag your favorites quick as you can!  These last-chance goodies are only available while supplies last – and they’ll be gone for good in June!

Note:

  • Due to high demand for retiring stamp sets, these items will have guaranteed availability until May 15; all other products are not guaranteed and are available while supplies last only.
  • Order deadline to get the retiring products:  June 2, 2020; 11:50 PM (MT)

Click here to go right to the Last Chance Products in my Online Store!

Let me know if you have any questions about the retiring lists!  You can also download copies of the full retiring lists in PDF Form here:

  • Click here to get a copy of the full retiring list from the 2019-20 Annual Catalog.  The font is super tiny, so you’ll need to zoom out to read it!
  • Click here to get a copy of the full retiring list from the January-June 2020 Mini Catalog.  The font is super tiny, so you’ll need to zoom out to read it!
  • Click here to download the sortable Excel File with the Annual Catalog retiring list.
  • Click here to download the sortable Excel File with the Mini Catalog retiring list.

Have fun shopping!  Don’t forget, everything except for the stamp sets are only available while supplies last!!

A NOTE ABOUT 10% OFF BUNDLES
The following 10% off bundles are on the list, but the products are not being retired. Only the ability to order them as a bundle at the sale price is going away:

  • 151093 Woven Heirlooms Bundle
  • 151114 Delightful Day Bundle
  • 151131 Path of Petals Bundle
  • 151063 Memorable Mosaic Bundle

 

One quick FYI, the Stampin’ Blends are NOT retiring, they’re being repackaged and sold as Combo Packs starting with the new catalog. So don’t panic! They’re still going to be available. YAYAY!!!


SNAIL UPDATE!

All good things must come to an end—like favorite products. Today SU! announced that on 2 June, SNAIL Adhesive is retiring from our product line.  But don’t worry!  On 3 June we’re replacing it with something that we think you’ll like even better. Check back on 26 May for additional details, and get excited for this brand new adhesive solution!


Ornate Garden Suite – Available Now!!

Get the whole Suite right here!


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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Smoky Slate Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, scored and folded at2 1/8″ x 6 3/8″)

Blushing Bride Card Stock: 2″ x 5 3/8″ (mats for gate on front); 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (mat for inner liner); 1″ x about 10″ (belly band)

Whisper White Card Stock:  Stitched So Sweetly Rectangle die cut (sentiment); elephant die and punch cuts

Subtles 6″ x 6″ DSP (in Blushing Bride):  1 7/8″ x 5 1/4″ (DSP panels on gates); 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


Finn has decided he wants to be a brand spokesmodel.

For…Thirty One!

I took a bunch of my totes to the grocery store with me the other day and used them to load and get my groceries home.

 

And once I got home and unloaded them, I found…

That’s the dog version of a Vanna White vowel-turning hand wave!

But…makes ya wanta tote, doesn’t it? 😉

TTFN

 

Categories: 2020 January - June Mini Catalog, 2020 Occasions Mini Catalog, Any Occasion, Fun Fold card, Just a Note, Just Hello!, Retiring Products, Thinking Of You, Video Tutorial | Tags: , , , , , | 6 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Poppy Moments to Last a Lifetime 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!

I made a card for you today that would be perfect for a wedding – using the Last a Lifetime stamp set and some wonderful Poppy Moments flowers.  Plus – a little Breathtaking Bouquet (which is on the Retiring List!).  Take a look-see:

And – here’s our sketch!

And I was inspired by the gorgeous bouquet, white accents and romantic feel in The Card Concept photo inspiration. I’d say my card is somewhere between Clean and Layered and Shabby Chic and Vintage!

I started by using my Stamparatus to stamp the big, beautiful floral image from the Breathtaking Bouquet background set in Pool Party on a piece of Whisper White.  Then I matted it on a piece of Pool Party with Liquid Glue for the card front.

Next, I used a die in the new Ornate Layers Die set to cut a Pool Party frame, embossed it in the Scripty 3D Embossing Folder and adhered it to the card front with Liquid Glue.

I stamped the Last a Lifetime sentiment in Pool Party on a piece of Whisper White and cut it out with the long die in the Ornate Layers set.

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

I pulled out my Poppy Moments die set and used the leaves dies to cut two leaves in Vellum and two in Pool Party.  I also cut a couple of Whisper White berries with my go-to berries die in the Frosted Bouquet set.  Y’all – this die set is SO cool – and it’s GOING AWAY!!  GET IT NOW!! 🙁

I cut two solid flowers in Whisper White, two detailed flowers and several Pool Party centers. Using the splotch image in Painted Poppies, I stamped the flowers in Pool Party, then adhered the detailed flowers to the solid flowers using Liquid Glue (just in the middle).   I added the Pool Party centers with more Liquid Glue.

The final piece to prepare was a large-ish bow tied from Whisper White 1/4″ Crinkled Seam Binding.

I dry fit everything and took my pictures…

…then got busy adhering everything with Liquid Glue.  Finally, I popped the flowers back in place with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I finished off the card front with a few Pool Party gems from the Holiday Rhinestone pack – and the card front was done!

On the inside, I added a second Last a Lifetime sentiment in Pool Party to a Whisper White panel.  Around the top and bottom edges, I added the floral image from Last a Lifetime, also in Pool Party.  A single Holiday Rhinestone finished it off.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Pool Party mat and into my Whisper White card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more of the Last a Lifetime floral image in Pool Party on the front…

…and I added some script-covered Pool Party Subtles 6″ x 6″ DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Poppies in white and blue!  Love them – and was SO glad to see that the Poppy Moments dies will be carrying over!  And – so is the Last a Lifetime set!  Whoo-hoo!!

I hope you like!

If you’d like to recreate this card, all the products and card cuts are listed below!

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

Eva Dobilas

Akiko Sudano

Karen Ksenzakovic

Have fun on the Hop!!

TTFN

M

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 16 APR – 30 APR: 62SHAUJZ

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!


The retiring list for the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog and 2020 Jan – June Mini Catalog is up!  Check it out here and then snag your favorites quick as you can!  These last-chance goodies are only available while supplies last – and they’ll be gone for good in June!

Note:

  • Due to high demand for retiring stamp sets, these items will have guaranteed availability until May 15; all other products are not guaranteed and are available while supplies last only.
  • Order deadline to get the retiring products:  June 2, 2020; 11:50 PM (MT)

Click here to go right to the Last Chance Products in my Online Store!

Let me know if you have any questions about the retiring lists!  You can also download copies of the full retiring lists in PDF Form here:

  • Click here to get a copy of the full retiring list from the 2019-20 Annual Catalog.  The font is super tiny, so you’ll need to zoom out to read it!
  • Click here to get a copy of the full retiring list from the January-June 2020 Mini Catalog.  The font is super tiny, so you’ll need to zoom out to read it!
  • Click here to download the sortable Excel File with the Annual Catalog retiring list.
  • Click here to download the sortable Excel File with the Mini Catalog retiring list.

Have fun shopping!  Don’t forget, everything except for the stamp sets are only available while supplies last!!

A NOTE ABOUT 10% OFF BUNDLES
The following 10% off bundles are on the list, but the products are not being retired. Only the ability to order them as a bundle at the sale price is going away:

  • 151093 Woven Heirlooms Bundle
  • 151114 Delightful Day Bundle
  • 151131 Path of Petals Bundle
  • 151063 Memorable Mosaic Bundle

 

One quick FYI, the Stampin’ Blends are NOT retiring, they’re being repackaged and sold as Combo Packs starting with the new catalog. So don’t panic! They’re still going to be available. YAYAY!!!


SNAIL UPDATE!

All good things must come to an end—like favorite products. Today SU! announced that on 2 June, SNAIL Adhesive is retiring from our product line.  But don’t worry!  On 3 June we’re replacing it with something that we think you’ll like even better. Check back on 26 May for additional details, and get excited for this brand new adhesive solution!


These Items are Sold Out and Won’t Be Back!

We’ve run out of these items, which are retiring with the 2019–2020 Annual Catalog:

We are unable to get more inventory to North America before the end of the catalog sales period, so this item has been turned off and will no longer be orderable. (Existing backorders will be fulfilled.)

Sorry!


BACK IN STOCK!!

Grace’s Garden, Honey Bee, Painted Poppies, Peaceful Moments and Bonanza Buddies

I know several of you have been waiting for the return of some heavy favorites from the Jan – Jun Mini Catalog.

Wait no more!  A bunch of them are baaaaccck….

Bonanza Dies

$26.00

Check them out and get them quick like a bunny!!  I suspect there’s going to be a run on them!


Ornate Garden Suite – Available Now!!

Get the whole Suite right here!


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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Whisper White Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, scored and folded at 4 1/4″); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); Ornate Layer die cut (sentiment); Poppy Moments flowers; Frosted Bouquet berries

Pool Party Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); Ornate Layers frame (embossed panel on front); Poppy Moments leaves

Vellum Card Stock:  Poppy Moments leaves

Subtles 6″ x 6″ DSP (in Pool Party):  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: 2019-2020 Annual Catalog, 2020 January - June Mini Catalog, 2020 Occasions Mini Catalog, Feminine, Love, Ornate Garden Early Release, Retiring Products, Wedding | Tags: , , , , , | 30 Comments

Stampin’ Up! 2019-2020 Annual and 2020 Jan-Jun Mini Catalog Retiring Lists are HERE

The retiring list for the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog and 2020 Jan – June Mini Catalog is up!  Check it out here and then snag your favorites quick as you can!  These last-chance goodies are only available while supplies last – and they’ll be gone for good in June!

Note:

  • Due to high demand for retiring stamp sets, these items will have guaranteed availability until May 15; all other products are not guaranteed and are available while supplies last only.
  • Order deadline to get the retiring products:  June 2, 2020; 11:50 PM (MT)

Click here to go right to the Last Chance Products in my Online Store!

Like things as PDFs? 🙂

  • 2019-2020 Annual Catalog list as a PDF .
  • 2020 Jan – Jun Mini Catalog List PDF.

Prefer a spreadsheet?  Here you go – and it’s sortable!

Please note, some of the bundle items may be carrying over into the new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog.  However, the bundle pricing will go away, so get them while you can at the discounted price!!

One quick FYI, the Stampin’ Blends are NOT retiring, they’re being repackaged and sold as Combo Packs starting with the new catalog. So don’t panic! They’re still going to be available. Whoo-hoo!!!

While you’re at it, be sure to take a really hard look at your stash of 2018-2020 In Color goodies, too – those are going fast!  We’re already sold out of the 2018-2020 In Color 6″ x 6″ DSP!  So…don’t let the rest of these get away from you!

 

Happy shopping, y’all!  And don’t forget – excpet for the stamp sets – it’s all WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!!

TTFN

M

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 16 APR – 30 APR: 62SHAUJZ

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.


These Items are Sold Out and Won’t Be Back!

We’ve run out of these items, which are retiring with the 2019–2020 Annual Catalog:

We are unable to get more inventory to North America before the end of the catalog sales period, so this item has been turned off and will no longer be orderable. (Existing backorders will be fulfilled.)

Sorry!


BACK IN STOCK!!

Grace’s Garden, Honey Bee, Painted Poppies, Peaceful Moments and Bonanza Buddies

I know several of you have been waiting for the return of some heavy favorites from the Jan – Jun Mini Catalog.

Wait no more!  A bunch of them are baaaaccck….

Bonanza Dies

$26.00

Check them out and get them quick like a bunny!!  I suspect there’s going to be a run on them!


Ornate Garden Suite – Available Now!!

Get the whole Suite right here!


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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