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Stampin’ Up! Video Tutorial Sneak Peek and…a fundraiser to Support Iowa!

So – good morning.  Hope you’ve got a good weekend on the way to you!  Guess what?  It’s gonna rain here! Shocker.  Wish I could send some of that to the west coast!

I’ve got a fun card to share with you this evening on my Stamps-N-Lingers FB page.  I’ll be live at 7pm eastern time and we’re going to do a little embossing!  Take a sneaky peek!

It’s fun – and it’s a good masculine card (which we always have some trouble coming up with, don’t we??) that I think you’re going to like!

So – hope you can join me.  Tonight.  7pm Eastern.  Right here!

Now – if you watch the news at all – it is filled with the wild weather across this country.  Fire storms, tornadoes, hurricanes, derechos, droughts, floods – it’s fairly endless.

One of the huge events – that really did NOT get a lot of attention! – is the derecho that hit Iowa a couple of weeks ago.   If you have seen any videos of it – it truly looked like a hurricane had hit Iowa.  Uhm – because it totally had – winds in the 100+mph range (that’s Cat 2 territory, folks!)  With no warning to speak of.  To say it was devastating is a bit of an understatement! 🙁

Imagine that same wind rolling across corn and soybean fields – destroying crops and infrastructure.

Why do I care?  Well, I’ve got friends thru Stampin’ Up! that live in Iowa (fortunately safe!).  One of them, who is also my team mate – gifted me with a subscription to Our Iowa Magazine last year.  She was trying to convince me of the beauty of her “fly-over state”!  Well – I read that magazine and…was convinced!  No – STILL not going to move there, cuz…SNOW!! 😉

Why should we care?  As a result of the storm, at least 43% of the corn and soybeans grown in the state were lost.  Which will be seen in the supermarkets where you and I get our food!  But beyond all that – many in that state are hurting, have lost their homes, schools and businesses and some are still without power (12 days after the storm and with daytime temps in the 90’s ). Many farm families lost everything and are left with a huge mess to clean up prior to planting next spring.  With so much destruction, they can really use our help!

I wish I’d thought of this on my own – and am a little ashamed to say that I did not.  So – when I saw Amy doing this – and thinking about the friends I have in and from Iowa – I decided that – even if it wasn’t my idea – I COULD get on the bandwagon to help!

There’s an organization in Cedar Rapids, IA, called the Iowa Giving Crew, a Cedar Rapids based non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that’s helping to get power restored to those still waiting, is feeding those in need, provides 3 meals a day and is helping with the cleanup.  They’ve got a Facebook page that you can see here with photos and details about the help they’re providing.

I decided to follow Amy’s lead and set a goal of donating $500 to the Iowa Giving Crew.

How can you help me help them??

Place a Stampin’ Up! Order Or Donate Directly!

There are two ways you can help me to reach my goal:

Shop Online: For any orders placed through my online store between now and 31 August 2020 I’ll be donating 20% of your merchandise total to the Iowa Giving Crew.

  • 20% of orders placed through my online store between now and 31 August 2020 will be donated to the Iowa Giving Crew.
  • You’ll earn Peppermint Points and a thank you gift from me with all orders of $50! See my host code details below.
  • Anyone ordering $50+ will be entered to win a new Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine from me to be given away on 1 September 2020! See the details below.

OR….

Make a Donation of $25+ directly to the Iowa Giving Crew:

  • Anyone worldwide is welcome to make a donation to the charity directly via Venmo or PayPal to help (see the details to donate on the Iowa Giving Crew website here).
  • For those in the US, send me a screenshot of the receipt for your donation of $25+ to the Iowa Giving Crew to stamps-n-lingers@comcast.net and you’ll be entered to win the new Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine* to be given away on 1 September! See the details below.
  • If you order $50+ through my Stampin’ Up! store AND donate at least $25 directly to the Iowa Giving Crew, your name will be entered twice to win the machine!

Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine Giveaway – 1 September!

As an added bonus, I’ll enter anyone who either orders $50+ through my online store between now and 31 August 2020 OR who makes a direct donation* to the Iowa Giving Crew by 31 August 2020 into a drawing for a brand new Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine!

*Please note: Per Stampin’ Up! rules, I’m only allowed to ship the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine to addresses in the United States or military APO addresses.  Only those with US/APO shipping addresses will be eligible to win the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine. Anyone outside the US is welcome to donate but will not be eligible to win the machine. Orders and/or Donations must be placed by midnight MT on 31 August 2020 to be entered to win the machine.  One winner of the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine will be randomly chosen on Tuesday, 1 September from all of the entries received.

Questions?
Drop me an email at stamps-n-lingers@comcast.net with any questions.  I so appreciate your help and donations to help the good folks in Iowa!! #iowastrong #derecho2020

TTFN

M

 

 

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Stampin’ Up! Celebrate Sunflowers Fun Fold Wedding Card with a Video Tutorial!

Happy Friday, y’all!  I’m not sure what we’ll be up to on the weekend – but TODAY…I’m going to get my haircut!

I am – by turns – excited (I need it cut SO bad – and Wayne keeps saying “I could cut that for you! 😳😳😳) – and a little terrified.  Been a minute since I’ve ventured to the other side of Atlanta.  Part of me is pretty sure it’s the land of the walking COVID-spreaders.  Which is ridiculous.  Don’t judge – I have a very fertile imagination!  And three masks, so…I’m all good! 😷😷😷

But – the first “twin” wedding is approaching fast – 6 Sept!! – and…the hair situation is…dire to say the least.  Also?  I am WAY more askeered of Wayne’s potential efforts to “help” me, so – north I shall go!

On to why you came!

If you were able to join me yesterday for my YouTube live, I appreciate you spending some time with me – if not, but you’d like to see the replay, here ’tis! 🙂

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Stampin’ Up! Flight of Fancy 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!

There’s a sweet little image-only stamp set, in the Aug – Dec 2020 Mini Catalog, called Flight of Fancy – that covers Christmas, Halloween and Valentine’s Day!  I used it – and a sentiment from the Celebration Tidings stamp set – to make a Christmas card today, adding it to some pretty Brightly Gleaming Specialty DSP.  Take a look-see:

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LAST CALL! Stamps-N-Lingers Aug – Dec 2020 Mini Catalog Special Bundles End Soon!

Well – all good things must come to an end – and that’s exactly what’s happening today with my Aug – Dec 2020 Mini Catalog Special Bundles! The savings are too good to miss – so if you’ve been waiting until the last minute…that minute is upon us! 🙂

As I’ve been doing for the past few catalogs, I’ve gathered up some goodies from the new Suites (and well beyond!) that coordinate with each other and will get you well on the way to making great cards and projects!

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

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Stampin’ Up! Everything Essential Celebration Halloween

Happyhappyhawwwmpdaaaaaaay!!

How goes the week, my friends?  Well, I hope!  Do you realize that it’s almost September?  I know that wouldn’t normally mean anything – but…you MIGHT want to read down after the card section (on your way to the FFF – yes, I know).  We’ve got an AMAZEBALLS joining special coming up on 1 Sept – and you’re going to WANT TO CHECK IT OUT!!

I made a fun Halloween card for you today – using a couple of bundles in the Aug – Dec Mini!  The Everything Essential AND the Celebration Tidings bundle!  Plus…a little Plaid Tidings DSP… take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Hooray To You Flowers for Every Season!

Happy Tuesday! Our weeks just keep flying along, don’t they?

I mean – I put my Christmas tree up yesterday!

😂😂😂 Made you look at the calendar, didn’t I?

But you KNOW that’s right around the corner!  Once the kids go “back to school” – however that looks in 2020! – it’s a down-hill slide to the furor of the holidays! 🙂

One holiday that comes year-round (okay – it’s more of an “occasion” than a “holiday”!) is…birthdays!  And that’s what I made for today – a birthday card using a sweet little stamp set in the Annual Catalog called…Hooray to You!  What?  You missed it? Check page 104.   Yup – I think a lot of folks might have paged right past it – but…I love it.  Especially when you add a little Flowers for Every Season DSP!  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Golden Tree Angle Christmas Wishes

Good morning!  Monday dawns again!  Hope you had a great weekend – and didn’t get too rained out.  Or DID get rain if you need it – we seem to be in a pattern of too much rain where it’s not needed and way not enough where it is.  Needs to even out some!I

I know it’s hard to believe – at least it is for me! – that it’s already the 17th of August!  THAT means that there are only TWO more days to take advantage of my Aug – Dec 2020 Mini Catalog Special Bundles!  Don’t miss out on the savings – once the 19th has come and gone – THEY will be, too!

Gone, that is.  In case it wasn’t clear what I was saying!

Today’s card uses the Tree Angle stamp set – which is sort of one of those fly-over sets in the new catalog.  But – it’s a fun little set – AND it coordinates with the Stitched Triangles Die set from the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog.  Which you can get as a bundle with The Right Triangle Bundle (with its 10% savings!). Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Zany Zebras Harvest Hellos 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 – Claire’s got us going back to school this week!  🙂  I know it’ll give your creative mojo a bump, so I hope you’ll come and play along with us!  🙂

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!

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Stampin’ Up! Zany – Harvest – Playful Video Sneak Peak!

Morning, y’all!  Hope you’re ready for a good weekend – and that the weather cooperates for you.

Speaking of weather – the rain and humidity didn’t play nicely with my bread.   It’s got nice sourdough flavor and good internal bubbles but…it’s more like a…disk…than a loaf.  Which does NOT mean that we’re not eating it like it’s going out of style! 😂😂😂

It’s a process – one that I am still learning.  Previous recipe turned out better (as in more loaf-ish!) so – there’s hope!  Going to go get more flour.  I SHALL NOT GIVE UP!

On a different note – I ALSO made some Fresh Tomato Marinara in my pressure cooker and it is awesome!  Used it to make a Chicken Parm for dinner – and froze the rest!  Yummo!

Okay – now that my inner food-blogger has been appeased…let’s talk cards!

I’m planning to be live tonight at 7pm Eastern – over on my Stamps-N-Lingers FB page.  We’ll make a fun card using a few different sets – maybe you can take a guess from the title of this post?

No?  Well – here’s a sneaky peek!

It’s kinda fun – so I hope you’ll be able to join me!

Tonight.  7pm eastern.  Right here!

TTFN

M

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Stampin’ Up! Heartwarming Snow Wonder with Video Tutorial

Happy Friday, y’all!  Hope you’ve got some fun plans for the weekend – I’ve got sourdough proofing in the fridge so will be making bread!  Yes.  Bread.  And – I’ve got enough tomatoes gathered up to make a big batch of Marinara in my Mealthy Multi-Pot to freeze.

Yep.  I’ve turned into a regular Martha Stewart.

Well.  Martha Stewart-adjacent, maybe! 😉

So, if you were able to join me yesterday for my YouTube live, I appreciate you spending some time with me – if not, but you’d like to see the replay, here ’tis! 🙂

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