Stampin’ Up! Many Mates Video Tutorial Sneak Peek!

Happy Saturday, y’all!  And it’s the Saturday of a Three-Day Weekend to celebrate Memorial Day!  As you go about your socially distanced activities this weekend, grilling and playing in the sun, I’d ask you to take a moment to say thank you to those who gave all so that we could enjoy the freedoms we love so much!  Our freedom came at the ultimate cost for so many.  Thank you!

Part of my weekend will be spent (I hope!) with you (virtually!) tonight at 7pm Eastern over on my Stamps-N-Lingers FB page.  We’re going to play with a sentiment-centric bundle called Many Mates.  With a few other goodies thrown in.  Take a sneaky peek!

I think you’ll like this one so…hope to see you then.

Tonight.  7pm Eastern.  Right here! 🙂







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Catalog Shares Available Now!

With the imminent arrival of the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog, I’m offering Catalog Shares to give you the chance to try a little bit of all the new papers and embellishments – without having to BUY all the new papers and embellishments! 🙂

As in the past, I’m offering a Designer Series Paper share and an Embellishment share with all sorts of fun new goodies!

I’ve got a few options for you to pick from:  a New Designer Series Paper Share, a New Embellishments Share, and an I Want It All Share (this one gets a free extra bonus!!).  And there are even DOUBLE shares, too!

Shares are open to anyone – including demonstrators, so…head on over to my Catalog Shares Page and check out your options – then get signed up today!

Want to Join Us?!

The new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog is GORGEOUS!!  And – if you join right now – YOU could choose to select from the same Pre-Order goodies that I did to fill your Starter Kit!!  That’s right – you’ll spend $99 and pick $125 worth of goodies!!  Plus – you’ll get an eight-pack of the NEW Catalogs and brochures (that’s kind of a big deal!!).

As always, Starter Kits ship for FREE!!  Just as soon as you get your Demonstrator ID – you’ll be able to save at least 20% on EVERYTHING you purchase!  No obligation – no commitment – no requirement to sell a thing!  Ever!  I welcome folks with all kinds of goals and Hobby Demonstrators are a big part of the Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew!

If you’d like more info – you can check it out on my Join My Team page – or…give me a holler.  Would be happy to answer any questions you might have!


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Finn Fan Fix

I’ve had a few requests for an update on the progress of our garden.

So – Finny (my docent) and I, went out with the camera.

Our first stop is the Squash department!  On the left – a baby Spaghetti Squash.  On the right – some yellow squash that are doing great!  We’ve had trouble in the past with blossom-end rot. far so good this year! 🙂

My French Algarve pole beans are doing their thing – and we’ve got tons of little flowers (baby beans, do-do-do-do-doo).  Underneath – my Buttercrunch that I started from seed (have to keep saying that cuz I can’t believe how good everything did this year!).  I’ve also got sweet onions in that bed – that we started from root cuttings off onions I cooked with.  Yes.  I AM channeling Laura Ingalls… 😉

Moving into the tomato area…

The two big plants in the corners are the tomatillos – going great guns.

The two small plants are basil.

Except…they’re not.  Somehow in the seed starting process, things went astray, awry and maybe even avast.  They are most definitely tomatoes.  I ASSUME they’re Argo paste tomatoes, but…I guess we’ll see!

I kept looking and waiting for them to look like basil – rubbing the leaves and sniffing….nope.  NOT basil! LOL

The Sweethearts are doing well – they’re such a solid performer!  This is a grape tomato and they’re sweet as sugar!

My Ancho Magnificos are really flourishing.  Not as fast as Wayne thinks they should – he keeps worrying that our soil isn’t as good as it “was last year”.  Cuz…we don’t have a thousand peppers by mid-May! 😉  But…we’ve got a bevy of flowers (aka baby peppers, do-do-do-do-dooo).

Finally, into Finn’s favorite part of the garden (cuz…he can reach these!).

We’ve got lavender… with some flowers around the edge…

And the blueberries and raspberries….

You DO have to keep a close eye on the fruit – those rascally squirrels are known berrytarians!


Last, but not least, Finn’s favorite – the Pink Peace!!

No more pictures of turnips, mustards and collards…we had two big harvests…

And some gorgeous radishes!

So – there you have it!  The garden is doing its thing! 🙂




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20 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Many Mates Video Tutorial Sneak Peek!

  1. Elisha Smith

    Can’t wait to “see” you and your card tonight!😆Your garden looks GREAT! Wow! I especially like your climbing beans and how they shade the lettuce 👍 And I’d love to face-plant into your lavender tree! Ahh – I can almost smell it now!

    • stampsnlingers

      I confess – it’s not the most aromatic lavender I’ve ever sniffed – but it’s one that apparetnyl will grow in the non-arid south! So…there’s that. It does smell nice, though – just not knock-your-socks-off, you know? See you soon, Elisha – thanks! 🙂

  2. Rosalie Fitzmaurice

    Wow Mary, your garden is amazing. As we are approaching winter most of ours have succumbed to the early frosts. We do have broad beans coming up and our Pink Lady apples are just such a beautiful shade of red. Thank you so much for what you do it has really helped keep me in this Stampin up family. 💕💕

    • stampsnlingers

      So happy to hear that, Rosalie!! Thank you! 🙂

  3. You had great victory in your garden. What a sweet photo of Finn stopping to smell the roses. Oh, and thanks for the baby shark earworm! See you tonight.

    • stampsnlingers

      LOL – you’re most welcome do-do-do-do-doooo! 🙂 See you in a few! 🙂

  4. Susan K

    Set my alarm for tonight. Boy, your garden is going gun-ho! Great job! TFS!

  5. Looking forward to the video tonight! And a watch dog can never be too careful when it comes to those squirrels. They’re sneaky little critters that require lots of chasing and barking. 😉

    • stampsnlingers

      Yeah – hope to see you then! Yes. They’re persistent little beasties!

  6. Robbie Miller

    Wow, you are not only a pro at paper crafting but you also have a green thumb !
    Your garden is impressive … almost (notice I said almost) makes me want to try gardening … LOL

    Thank you for your service, too !


    • stampsnlingers

      I caught the “almost”! LOL Thanks very much, Robbie – it was my honor and pleasure, for sure!

  7. Karen L

    Wow, that’s some garden……especially all in raised beds. That must be so easy to take care of without “standing on your head”!! LOVE IT! We are just planting here in MN…..this weekend will be rainy & cool……normal Memorial Day weekend for us!! Keep us posted……love Finn & garden pics. Oh, the ponies too!! Looking forward to the new catalog & new card ideas. Thanks, have a nice weekend.

    • stampsnlingers

      Yes – the standing on the head part is the worst! Love my raised beds! Hope you get to plant soon! Enjoy your weekend, Karen. 🙂

  8. Faith Simpson

    Wow, Mary…..thanks for sharing garden pictures…….it looks awesome! You-all did good!!

  9. Kathy Fennell

    Wow….the fruits of one’s labor is very rewarding! Your garden is awesome Mary. We just had freeze warnings last night so planting is still not recommended, soooo not So Cal up here. Short growing season here 🙁 your already harvesting and we haven’t even put anything in the dirt! Thanks for sharing your garden and harvest. Love the pic of Finn smelling the rose that is so precious. Enjoy the rest of your weekend my friend. 🙂

    • stampsnlingers

      Oh wow – quite the change from the season in SoCal, huh!? Hopefully you’ll get to plant soon! Thanks so much, Kathy! 🙂

  10. Great video tonight resulting in a very pretty card. I wondered bout the garden comments and what I missed. Now I know. Looking good there girl! I thought I would plant some flowers this week, but too wet. Rain almost every day and more predicted. So, instead I have been eradicating POISON IVY! I is trying to take over the world, starting in my hosta beds. I have eliminated a lot of it, but there is still some there. My daughter plants the veggies. Love the photo of Finn with his nose in the rose. Smart dog, to take time to smell the roses! 🙂

    • stampsnlingers

      Yuk – fortunately our Poison Ivy is out in the woods away from my garden! Thanks so much, Julie! Hope you get to plant some pretties SOON! 🙂

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