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Stampin’ Up! Wildflower Wishes – February Paper Pumpkin Revealed!

Happy Hawwwwmmppp Day!  We’re still enjoying some early Spring weather here – dry and warm.  Pretty much perfect!

I thought I’d share the latest Paper Pumpkin kit – called Wildflower Wishes – with you guys today.  Y’all.  Let me tell you what – this kit is awesome!  Actually the last several kits from Paper Pumpkin have been really really nice!  Hope you’re loving them if you’re getting them.  And – if you’re not – then now would be a good time to get subscribed!  And I’ll share the two reasons with you later – for now – take a look-see at the completed project!

It make 9 beautiful cards (or 8 if you get silly and make a mistake on one like your’s truly…) with matching DECORATED envelopes!

When you first open the kit…you’ll see the pretty little stamp set, a Garden Green Ink Spot, and a spool of Linen Thread….

…then you’ll find banners and stickers and cards and envelopes.

I love that the card fronts have stenciled sentiments – on top of beautiful floral backgrounds.  And how sweet is that stamped sentiment on the Vellum banner?!?

 

The Kraft-based color scheme is the perfect foil to the flowers and vellum accents!

 

Did you notice the envelopes?

On the front, you can use the line-image in the stamp set to add an address spot in Garden Green and then decorate it some more with the flower stickers of your choice!

And…check the envelope “liner”!  You know how I feel about that!! 🙂

And – when you’re all done – you’re going to have Vellum die cut leaves and wonderful flower sticker left over.  And….

Yep!  Sentiment stickers!!  I can’t wait to use these on another project – or 9!

This may be one of my favorite kits of all of them I’ve received!  Hopefully you’re all going to be playing with yours soon!

But – if you’re not a Paper Pumpkin subscriber – now’s the perfect time.  Here’s why…

Reason #1: Get free Sale-A-Bration goodies when you purchase a 3-, 6-, or 12- month prepaid Paper Pumpkin subscription.  In fact, purchasing prepaids may be the best and easiest way to earn free Sale-A-Bration products—especially if you’re new to papercrafting and find the catalog a little intimidating!

Here’s the deets:


Ready to get started?  Click right here and you’ll be on your way!

Reason #2:  It’s Paper Pumpkin’s 5th Anniversary!

As part of the anniversary celebration, they’ve got a fun surprise (you KNOW SU! likes to do-it-up for a party!!) for subscribers: the March kit includes a fantastic, FREE gift and a specially designed, one-of-a-kind box. 🙂

Promotion Details

  • The free gift complements the kit but is not needed to complete the kit.
  • The free gift is exclusive to the March Paper Pumpkin kit and cannot be found anywhere else.
  • The free gift is a crafting product with a wide range of use that can be used on a variety of papercrafting projects.
  • The free gift holds an approximate retail value of $6-$8 USD/$8-$10 CAD when compared to similar products offered by Stampin’ Up!.
  • Subscribe between February 11–March 10 at 11:50 PM (MT).
So…to recap:  
  • Sign up now – here’s the link to get you started!
  • Get FREE Sale-A-Bration goodies – check out your options right here!!
  • Get a SPECIAL 5th Anniversary Kit – with more FREE stuff!
Seems kinda like a no-brainer to me!
Just sayin’!
TTFN

Mary  


HOST CODE FOR 16 FEB – 28 FEB: AK7KK4JE

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog or the 2017 Holiday Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


Get in on the Ultimate Bundle! Sale-A-Bration is Half-Way Over!!

What if you could get anything you wanted – from the Annual Catalog, the Occasions catalog, the Clearance rack?  And what if you could get it with like…a 45% savings?  And – what if, after you bought that Ultimate Bundle, you could THEN get 20-25% off Every.  Single.  Thing.

I think you’d be pulling out that credit card!

I am, of course, talking about the Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit!  It truly is the Ultimate Bundle.  

ESPECIALLY right now during Sale–A-Bration.  

Now’s a great time to join!  You’ll be guaranteed to be active for the release of the new 2018-2019 Annual Catalog in June!  And be snapping up all the new goodies with your cool 20% discount!

Check out all the information over on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page!


Stamps-N-Lingers 2018 Occasions Catalog Special Bundle Sale!



Check out all my special bundles at my Stamps-N-Lingers 2018 Occasions Catalog Bundles page and fill out the form you’ll find there.  There are descriptions of each bundle as well as pictures!  


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   

You may have come to the…not-entirely-un-true…conclusion that the Man is a bit of a….beggar.

If you haven’t, then…pay closer attention.

Finn.  Is.  A.  Food.  Mooching. Beggar.

Case in point.

He has no shame.  

He’ll even use “the lips” in an effort to get what he wants.

Which, in this case, was first-lick-dibs on my Chobani Apple Cinnamon yoghurt container.

I was strong.

I resisted the nearly-irresisitable appeal of “the lips”.

I let Leo lick the container first.

It was excruciating for the Man.

Poor little Man.  Never gets ANY treats….

TTFN
M

 

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Stampin’ Up! Daisies, Baskets and Butterfly Basics Birthday for the Stamp Ink Paper #138

Happy Tuesday, folks – and welcome to another edition of the Stamp Ink Paper challenge!

We had a Cardmaker’s Choice challenge this week – which means….it was wide open!

For this one, I pulled out an oldie-but-a-goodie, called Butterfly Basics.  Then I added some new goodies – like the Basket Weave Dynamic TIEF and the Celebrate You Thinlits.  Take a look-see:

Here’s the Stamp Ink Paper challenge badge with a link so you can come play, too!

I called on The Paper Craft Crew Card Sketch challenge for a little help with the layout.

And – I played along with the TGIF Inspiration challenge, too!

So, I started with a panel of Tranquil Tide card stock and embossed it in the Basket Weave Dynamic TIEF.  Then I stamped the fern image from the Butterfly Basics stamp set in Lemon Lime Twist twice in the corner.  Over that, I stamped the honeycomb image a couple three times in Tranquil Tide.  Then I matted the panel on a piece of Lemon Lime Twist card stock.

With the Eclectic Layers Thinlits, I cut some leaves and a detailed flower from Vellum Card Stock, and I adhered them to the card front with Liquid Glue.  

The circular element in the sketch is done with a Daisy.  I stamped two of the large daisy images from Daisy Delight in Tranquil Tide on Whisper White and colored the flowers with my Light and Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends.  Then I punched them with the matching Daisy Punch, adhered them together with Liquid Glue and then to the card front.  I stuck a Clear Faceted Gem in the middle of the flower for a little bling!

I cut the butterfly with the die in the Butterflies Thinlits from a piece of Iridescent paper in the Myth’s & Magic 6″ x 6″ Glimmer Paper.  I lightly curled the left wing and then adhered him over the flower with Liquid Glue on his body and right wing.

My sentiment is cut from two dies in the Celebrate You Thinlits.  The “amazing” is from Lemon Lime Twist and “you” is from the Iridescent Myth’s & Magic Glimmer Paper.  I stuck the “you” down first with Liquid Glue then added the “amazing” over the top.

For the embellishments, I added a few Pearl Basic Jewels.  I wanted a little sumpin’ extra so….I used my 1/8″ and 1/16″ Handheld Circle punches to cut several little “dots” from the Myths & Magic Glimmer Paper then I stuck them all on with little dabs of Liquid Glue.  And that was it for the card front!

On the inside, I stamped a sentiment from Butterfly Basics in Tranquil Tide in the corner of a Whisper White panel.  Over that, I added a couple of Lemon Lime Twist ferns and a stamped-off-once Tranquil Tide butterfly.

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Lemon Lime Twist mat and into my Daffodil Delight card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got a couple more Butterfly Basics Lemon Lime Twist ferns and stamped-off-once Tranquil Tide butterfly on the front…

…and I added the ferns again on the envelope flap, then embossed the flap in the Basket Weave Dynamic TIEF!

Et Voila!  Folks – don’t forget about all the wonderful stamps and dies and punches in the Annual Catalog!  It’s so so easy to do – I’m the worst about doing that!  But – just don’t!  Butterfly Basics is gorgeous!  Daisy Delight is wonderful!  Eclectic Layers is awesome!  And the wonderfulness of the Basket Weave Dynamic TIEF and Celebrate You Thinits is just made all the better by using those “staples” in our tool stash!  Hope you like!

Now…come on over and play in our Stamp Ink Paper challenge, won’t you?  

TTFN

Mary  


HOST CODE FOR 16 FEB – 28 FEB: AK7KK4JE

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog or the 2017 Holiday Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


Get in on the Ultimate Bundle! Sale-A-Bration is Half-Way Over!!

What if you could get anything you wanted – from the Annual Catalog, the Occasions catalog, the Clearance rack?  And what if you could get it with like…a 45% savings?  And – what if, after you bought that Ultimate Bundle, you could THEN get 20-25% off Every.  Single.  Thing.

I think you’d be pulling out that credit card!

I am, of course, talking about the Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit!  It truly is the Ultimate Bundle.  

ESPECIALLY right now during Sale–A-Bration.  

Now’s a great time to join!  You’ll be guaranteed to be active for the release of the new 2018-2019 Annual Catalog in June!  And be snapping up all the new goodies with your cool 20% discount!

Check out all the information over on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page!


Stamps-N-Lingers 2018 Occasions Catalog Special Bundle Sale!



Check out all my special bundles at my Stamps-N-Lingers 2018 Occasions Catalog Bundles page and fill out the form you’ll find there.  There are descriptions of each bundle as well as pictures!  


Do you love free stuff? We thought so, cuz…hello?  Free!!

So, let me let you in on a little-known fact: You can earn Sale-A-Bration rewards when you purchase a 3-, 6-, or 12- month prepaid Paper Pumpkin subscription.  In fact, purchasing prepaids may be the best and easiest way to earn free Sale-A-Bration products—especially if you’re new to papercrafting and find the catalog a little intimidating!

Here’s the deets:


Ready to get started?  Click right here and you’ll be on your way!

Hope you know what you want for your Sale-A-Bration Freebie! 🙂

STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT: 


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

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

Lemon Lime Twist Card Stock: 3 3/4″ x 5″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); Celebrate You Thinlit die cut sentiment

Tranquil Tide Card Stock: 3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″ (card front)

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″ (inner liner); Daisy punch flowers (x2)

Myths & Magic 6″ x 6″ Glimmer Paper: Butterflies Thinlits die cut and Celebrate You Thinlit die cut sentiment  

Vellum Card Stock: Eclectic Layers die cut leaves and flower


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   

Anybody remember playing King of the Hill when you were a kid?

I don’t think I did – I was busy playing “horse”! 🙂

But – the game lives on.  And even fur-kids are playing it.

Even if they’re the only ones playing!

It’s a heckuva a lot easier to win when you’re the only one in the game!

And winning isn’t everything – but…it’s a lot more fun than losing, isn’t Little Man?

TTFN
M

 

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Stampin’ Up! Picture Perfect Springtime Birthday

Happy Monday, y’all!  And I can say that with a totally straight face – no work means Happy Monday! 🙂

If you were able to join me last night for my Facebook Live video – thanks for spending part of your long-weekend with me!  If not, but you’d like to see how to make this card, here’s the instant-ish replay on YouTube:

I used the new Sale-A-Bration Springtime Foils Specialty DSP (FREE – and available now with a $50 purchase!) and the Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set – and a little surprise from the February Paper Pumpkin! – to make today’s birthday card.  Take a look-see:

This one used the sketch from the MFT Wednesday Card Challenge for the layout.

 

The color scheme is courtesy of the Color Throwdown.

Finally, several elements come as a result of this week’s Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge.  I went right across the bottom row!

I started by coloring the Springtime Foils Specialty DSP panel with my Light Rich Razzleberry Stampin’ Blend and the Dark and Light Old Olive Blends.  I colored a few petals a couple of times to create the darker shading – you can see how on the video!

Once all the flowers and leaves were colored, I swiped my Tuxedo Black Memento Ink pad across the panel over and over until it was all colored black.  Then I wiped it down with a paper towel.

I matted it on an Old Olive panel with Fast Fuse for the card front.

I embossed a strip of Vellum card stock in the Layered Leaves Dynamic TIEF and, using my Fine Tip Glue Pen, adhered it to the card front.  Across it, I wrapped a length of Lemon Lime Twist 3/8″ Mini Striped Ribbon, securing it in the back with Fast Fust.

I wound a few loops of Copper Metallic Thread and stuck them to the card front with a Glue Dot.

With my Leaf Punch, I punched two Vellum leaves and one from Copper Foil, then adhered them over the looped Metallic Thread with Liquid Glue.

For the sentiment, I called on the Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set and stamped it in Basic Gray Archival Ink on a piece of Whisper White.  I cut it with an oval Stitched Shapes Framelit then popped it on with a few Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I finished up the card front with an Old Olive heart Enamel Shape and a faux bow with more of the Lemon Lime Twist 3/8″ Mini Striped Ribbon!

On the inside, I embossed just the bottom inch or so of a Whisper White panel in the Layered Leaves Dynamic TIEF.  I Fast Fuse’d the panel to an Old Olive mat, then wrapped more of the Lemon Lime Twist 3/8″ Mini Striped Ribbon around the panel, securing it in the back with Fast Fuse.

I added another Old Olive heart Enamel Shape, Fast Fuse’d the panel into my Basic Gray card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

On the front of my Whisper White Medium Envelope, I stamped a pretty little flower from the February Paper Pumpkin kit in Basic Gray Archival Ink and colored it with my Light Rich Razzlenerry, Old Olive and Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends…

…and I added more of the colored Springtime Foils Specialty DSP to the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Yet more ways to use this gorgeous Springtime Foils Specialty DSP!  Such versatility – and it’s FREE!!!  Hello?!?  Add in a beautiful sentiment from Picture Perfect Birthday and you’ve got a wonderful and elegant birthday card.  Hope you like!

TTFN

Mary  


HOST CODE FOR 16 FEB – 28 FEB: AK7KK4JE

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog or the 2017 Holiday Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


Get in on the Ultimate Bundle! Sale-A-Bration is Half-Way Over!!

What if you could get anything you wanted – from the Annual Catalog, the Occasions catalog, the Clearance rack?  And what if you could get it with like…a 45% savings?  And – what if, after you bought that Ultimate Bundle, you could THEN get 20-25% off Every.  Single.  Thing.

I think you’d be pulling out that credit card!

I am, of course, talking about the Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit!  It truly is the Ultimate Bundle.  

ESPECIALLY right now during Sale–A-Bration.  

Now’s a great time to join!  You’ll be guaranteed to be active for the release of the new 2018-2019 Annual Catalog in June!  And be snapping up all the new goodies with your cool 20% discount!

Check out all the information over on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page!


Stamps-N-Lingers 2018 Occasions Catalog Special Bundle Sale!



Check out all my special bundles at my Stamps-N-Lingers 2018 Occasions Catalog Bundles page and fill out the form you’ll find there.  There are descriptions of each bundle as well as pictures!  


Do you love free stuff? We thought so, cuz…hello?  Free!!

So, let me let you in on a little-known fact: You can earn Sale-A-Bration rewards when you purchase a 3-, 6-, or 12- month prepaid Paper Pumpkin subscription.  In fact, purchasing prepaids may be the best and easiest way to earn free Sale-A-Bration products—especially if you’re new to papercrafting and find the catalog a little intimidating!

Here’s the deets:


Ready to get started?  Click right here and you’ll be on your way!

Hope you know what you want for your Sale-A-Bration Freebie! 🙂

STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT: 


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

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

Old Olive Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (mats for card front and for inner liner)

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 3/4″ x 5″ (inner liner); Oval Stitched Shape (sentiment)

Springtime Foils Specialty DSP: 3 3/4″ x 5″ (card front); envelope flap  

Vellum Card Stock: 1 1/2″ x 3 3/4″ (embossed strip on front); Leaf Punches  

Copper Foil: Leaf Punch


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 Fan Fix

On Sunday, we did a little more gardening!  Feels so spring-y outside that gardening is just the thing to do!

Finn’s help is more a matter of providing morale support.

And occasionally retrieving a stick or branch and carrying it away for me!

Today, though, he was simply observing the land.

Keeping watch for any…aliens.

Usually, there aren’t any.

Today?  

Oh yea.

A whole slew of them!  With their purring alien-squalling….

Those aren’t geese, folks!!  Nope.  Them’s aliens!

Or…maybe herons.  Or possibly Cranes.

Finn’s money’s on aliens.  They just don’t sound like they’s from around here!

TTFN
M

 

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Stampin’ Up! Picture Perfect Springtime Birthday Video Sneak Peek

Good morning!  It’s Sunday – the weather is simply…spectacular here!  It’s been in the low 70’s with clouds that finally broke up in the breeze to leave bright blue skies and big ole puffies floating by!

Makes a girl’s brain turn to the garden!  Which is evidenced by my order at Territorial Seed today – and my planned order from Burpee!  I spent some time this morning prepping beds for the coming planting time!  Wonderful way to spend a couple hours – with my good dog snoozing in the shade close by.

So – since it is Sunday, then you won’t be surprised to be getting a sneak peek of tonight’s Facebook Live video!  I’ll be on at 8pm eastern (that’s our usual time, remember!) over on my Stamps-N-Lingers Facebook Page!  

I’m probably going to bore you  – cuz I’m using the Springtime Foils Specialty DSP again, but…I think you’ll like this one.  Here’s a sneaky peek!

So – I hope you’ll be able to join me tonight – remember, 8pm eastern.  Here’s a link right to the page!

TTFN

Mary  


HOST CODE FOR 16 FEB – 28 FEB: AK7KK4JE

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog or the 2017 Holiday Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


Get in on the Ultimate Bundle! Sale-A-Bration is Half-Way Over!!

What if you could get anything you wanted – from the Annual Catalog, the Occasions catalog, the Clearance rack?  And what if you could get it with like…a 45% savings?  And – what if, after you bought that Ultimate Bundle, you could THEN get 20-25% off Every.  Single.  Thing.

I think you’d be pulling out that credit card!

I am, of course, talking about the Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit!  It truly is the Ultimate Bundle.  

ESPECIALLY right now during Sale–A-Bration.  

Sale-A-Bration is a pretty big deal, y’all!  Check out all the information over on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page!


Stamps-N-Lingers 2018 Occasions Catalog Special Bundle Sale!



Check out all my special bundles at my Stamps-N-Lingers 2018 Occasions Catalog Bundles page and fill out the form you’ll find there.  There are descriptions of each bundle as well as pictures!  


Do you love free stuff? We thought so, cuz…hello?  Free!!

So, let me let you in on a little-known fact: You can earn Sale-A-Bration rewards when you purchase a 3-, 6-, or 12- month prepaid Paper Pumpkin subscription.  In fact, purchasing prepaids may be the best and easiest way to earn free Sale-A-Bration products—especially if you’re new to papercrafting and find the catalog a little intimidating!

Here’s the deets:


Ready to get started?  Click right here and you’ll be on your way!

Hope you know what you want for your Sale-A-Bration Freebie! 🙂

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 Fan Fix

Finn – like most kids – loved this weather today!!

When we got done with the gardening and I headed inside for some lunch, I invited him to join me as I always do.

His response was sort of what I expected.  

He just politely turned around and assumed his bestest spring-y-day napping spot!

Sleeping and guarding.  Aussie multi-tasking!

TTFN
M

 

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Stampin’ Up! A Mother’s Flair in Springtime

Happy Saturday, my peeps!  Hope your weekend has started off well!  Mine started yesterday when I put my work phone on the charger – where it’ll stay until Tuesday morning.  Whoo-hooo for three day weekends!

My card today is for Mother’s Day.  Probably not for my mom – cuz…surprise…blown!  But – you guys could make this for your moms.  It uses the pretty stamp set from the 2018 Occasions catalog called A Mother’s Flair.  And – cuz I’m obsessed! – a little of the Springtime Foils Specialty DSP.  Take a look-see:

I borrowed the layout from the Freshly Made Sketches challenge this week:

And it turned out to work perfectly with the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.

I started with a piece of the Springtime Foils Specialty DSP and Fast Fuse’d it to a Basic Black panel for the card front.

I pulled out a little card from the Petal Passions Memories & More Card Pack and cut a strip.  Then I colored all the flowers with my Elegant Eggplant Stampin’ Write Marker and adhered it to the card front with Liquid Glue.

For my art work, I colored the hat with my Real Red and Elegant Eggplant Stampin’ Write Markers and stamped it on the back of a scrap piece of the Springtime Foils DSP.  Then I cut it out with a Sweet & Sassy Framelit heart die.  I edged it with my Elegant Eggplant Marker and popped it on with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I used a little more of the Springtime Foils (the back) to stamp the A Mother’s Flair sentiment in Real Red.  I edged that also with the Elegant Eggplant Marker and adhered it with a little Liquid Glue and a couple of Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals under the ends.

I added a little Elegant Eggplant heart Enamel Shape and the card front was done!

On the inside, I added just the flourish from the hat in Elegant Eggplant on a piece of Very Vanilla card stock.  Across the bottom, I added another strip of the Petal Passion Memories & More Card Pack – colored with Elegant Eggplant – matted on Basic Black.

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Basic Black mat and into my Real Red card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got a second A Mother’s Flair hat on the front…

…and more of the Springtime Foils Specialty DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Mother’s Day is coming, y’all – be sure you’re ready!  A Mother’s Flair has a little something for everyone – from fashionistas to Red Hatters!  And you’ll never go wrong with Springtime Foils Specialty DSP!  Hope you like!

TTFN

Mary  


HOST CODE FOR 16 FEB – 28 FEB: AK7KK4JE

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog or the 2017 Holiday Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


Get in on the Ultimate Bundle! Sale-A-Bration is Half-Way Over!!

What if you could get anything you wanted – from the Annual Catalog, the Occasions catalog, the Clearance rack?  And what if you could get it with like…a 45% savings?  And – what if, after you bought that Ultimate Bundle, you could THEN get 20-25% off Every.  Single.  Thing.

I think you’d be pulling out that credit card!

I am, of course, talking about the Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit!  It truly is the Ultimate Bundle.  

ESPECIALLY right now during Sale–A-Bration.  

Sale-A-Bration is a pretty big deal, y’all!  Check out all the information over on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page!


Stamps-N-Lingers 2018 Occasions Catalog Special Bundle Sale!



Check out all my special bundles at my Stamps-N-Lingers 2018 Occasions Catalog Bundles page and fill out the form you’ll find there.  There are descriptions of each bundle as well as pictures!  


Do you love free stuff? We thought so, cuz…hello?  Free!!

So, let me let you in on a little-known fact: You can earn Sale-A-Bration rewards when you purchase a 3-, 6-, or 12- month prepaid Paper Pumpkin subscription.  In fact, purchasing prepaids may be the best and easiest way to earn free Sale-A-Bration products—especially if you’re new to papercrafting and find the catalog a little intimidating!

Here’s the deets:


Ready to get started?  Click right here and you’ll be on your way!

Hope you know what you want for your Sale-A-Bration Freebie! 🙂

STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT: <!— TAMS Start – 


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

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

Basic Black Card Stock: 3 3/4″ x 5″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3/4″ x 3 3/4″ (mat for inner liner strip)

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″ (inner liner)

Springtime Foils Specialty DSP: 3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″ (card front); 5/8″ x 2 7/8″ (sentiment banner); Sweet & Sassy Framelits die cut; envelope flap  

Petal Passion Memories & More Card: 5/8″ x 3 1/8″ (strip on front); 5/8″ x 3 5/8″ (inner liner strip)


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 Fan Fix

So – on Friday, I did a lot of walking.

Not cuz I’m a fitness freak – far FAR from it! – but because I was a little bad in the food arena.  Not a lot – but…some.  So – I tried to counter that.

Finn-y, as my personal fitness coach, accompanied me on each walk.

Of course!

Unlike me, though, he sort of is a fitness freak.

And – he knows that it’s important to keep your blood-sugar at a stable level.

Which means it’s usually good to bring your marrow bone along with you on a walk.

It’s not really easy to chew a bone while you’re on a walk – in case you hadn’t realized that.

For those of you wanting to go on a walk with your own marrow bone, here’s how to do it.

You run about 40 feet ahead of your mom.

You quickly lay down and chew on the bone like crazy.

Mom walks by and you let her get about 40 feet down the road.

Then you repeat the process!

It’s kind of a Chew-Bone Relay.

You’re welcome for the tip – feel free to use it on your next walk! 😉

TTFN
M

 

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Stampin’ Up! Eclectic Expressions of Amazing Congratulations

Happy Happy Friday!  And – it’s a Friday before a three-day weekend!  Whoo-hoo!

AND – it’s the day for the release of the new SAB goodies and my One Day Even Sweeter Sticky Sweet Ordering Special!  This special is only good today, y’all – so…git ‘er done! 🙂

My friend from work recently got a new job – a promotion! – so I wanted to make a card for her.  It uses the third new Sale-A-Bration goody – the Eclectic Expressions stamp set – as well as a 2018 Occasions set called Amazing Congratulations.  Take a look-see:

This clean and simple card uses colors from this week’s Global Design Project.

I started with a Dapper Denim card base and, with two of the circle shapes in the new Eclectic Expressions stamp set (available to select FREE today with a $50 order!), stamped all over the front of it in Dapper Denim ink.  I made sure to overlap the large image (I stamped it twice each time without re-inking) – creating a sort of Bokeh effect.

I made the sentiment with the 2018 Occasions set called Amazing Congratulations.  This large sentiment is a three-step image.  I did the first step – the outline – in Daffodil Delight.  The second step is done in Melon Mambo.  I did the third stamp twice.  The first time, I used Daffodil Delight.  And I didn’t really like it, so I inked the image again in Melon Mambo, stamped it off once on scrap paper, and stamped it over the Daffodil Delight.  And that worked for me!

I stamped the swoosh image from Amazing Congratulations in Daffodil Delight under the large word, then added the second sentiment in Dapper Denim.   I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Melon Mambo mat and then popped it on the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I used a narrow piece of Myths & Magic Specialty Washi Tape and ran it just under the sentiment panel at the bottom, snipping off the excess.  Then I wrapped a length of Silver Baker’s Twine around the card front, securing it in the front with a squished up Glue Dot.  I tied a little bow and added it, too.  Finally, I added a few Glitter Enamel Dots in Dapper Denim and the card front was done!

On the inside, I stamped a second sentiment from the Amazing Congratulations in Dapper Denim on a Whisper White panel.  I surrounded it with some Melon Mambo hearts and Daffodil Delight stars – also from Amazing Congratulations. 

I repeated my Dapper Denim Bokeh circles on the inside of the card, then I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Melon Mambo mat and into the card base and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more hearts and stars from Amazing Congratulations on the front…

…and more Dapper Denim Bokeh circles from Eclectic Expressions on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  These two stamp sets – the Amazing Congratulations from the Occasions catalog – and the FREE Eclectic Expressions complement each other perfectly, don’t you think?  Both offer plenty of options for making quick and simple cards for lots of different occasions.  Hope you like!

TTFN

Mary  

P.S.  Don’t miss out on my ONE DAY Sale, y’all!  Check it out below!


HOST CODE FOR 16 FEB – 28 FEB: AK7KK4JE

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog or the 2017 Holiday Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


An EVEN SWEETER Sticky Sweet Ordering Special – TODAY ONLY!

Like the Sale-A-Bration goodies – this is a two-tier special!!

 

Tier 1:  For all orders of $50 or greater (before shipping and taxes) you’ll get DOUBLE PEPPERMINT Reward Points AND your choice of a FREE ADHESIVE!  Not to mention you can pick the Eclectic Expressions stamp set or the Springtime Foils Specialty DSP!

Choose anything Stampin’ Up! sells that could be used as an adhesive! And for the adhesives that are $5 or under, two packs will equal one choice (see the items with the (2) on the list below) so if you select those, you’ll get double…and who doesn’t like DOUBLE?!!

The adhesive will be in addition to the normal thank you gift that I order for you!! Plus, since your order will be over $50, you’ll earn Sale-A-Bration item(s) too. A big double whoo-hoo for more free goodies!! 

Here is a list of the adhesives you can choose from:

Stampin’ Dimensionals (2)
Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals (2)
SNAIL
SNAIL Refill (2)
Multipurpose Liquid Glue (2)
Fine Tip Glue Pen
Tear & Tape Adhesive
Washi Tape
Glue Dots
Foam Adhesive Strips
Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets
Fast Fuse Refill – ***Only available while supplies last. If you pick this as your adhesive of choice, please send a backup selection in case it sells out before I can order it.

Pretty good deal, right? But…let’s notch it up a little bit!  

Tier 2:  For every order over $100 (before shipping and tax), you’ll ALSO get FREE SHIPPING from me!  Place your order thru my Online Store (don’t forget to add the Host Code that’s down below) and I’ll refund your shipping via PayPal or a check, depending on your preference.  And, at this level, you’ll be able to select the Blossoming Basket Bundle!

And, of course, the more you spend today (and get more SAB goodies!) the more you’ll save on shipping and the more Peppermints you’ll gather up!  As a reminder, when you gather up 16 Peppermints, you’ll get to select a FREE $40 goody from me.

***Please note, if your order is over $150, do not apply a host code. If you apply a host code to your order, it will take away your host benefits and we don’t want that! But don’t worry, you’ll still be eligible for the free gift, the free adhesive, Double Peppermints and FREE SHIPPING!

So – this is the day – spend it to save it, folks!


Get in on the Ultimate Bundle! Sale-A-Bration is Half-Way Over!!

What if you could get anything you wanted – from the Annual Catalog, the Occasions catalog, the Clearance rack?  And what if you could get it with like…a 45% savings?  And – what if, after you bought that Ultimate Bundle, you could THEN get 20-25% off Every.  Single.  Thing.

I think you’d be pulling out that credit card!

I am, of course, talking about the Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit!  It truly is the Ultimate Bundle.  

ESPECIALLY right now during Sale–A-Bration.  

Sale-A-Bration is a pretty big deal, y’all!  Check out all the information over on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page!


Stamps-N-Lingers 2018 Occasions Catalog Special Bundle Sale!



Check out all my special bundles at my Stamps-N-Lingers 2018 Occasions Catalog Bundles page and fill out the form you’ll find there.  There are descriptions of each bundle as well as pictures!  


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT: 

CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

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

Melon Mambo Card Stock: 1 7/8″ x 5″ (mat for sentiment panel); 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″

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


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 Fan Fix

This is Cady’s current favorite belly-rubbing sapling.

She’s tough on them.  She straddles them and rocks back and forth to scratch her belly.  Finn took a real shine to it the other day.

Like – a serious shine.

Check the hands.  And…all the rest of him!!

LOL. 🙂

TTFN
M

 

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Stampin’ Up! New Sale-A-Bration Goodies and an Even Sweeter Ordering Special TODAY Only!

Well – it’s Friday the 16th…and that means….yep!  We’ve hit the half-way point of Sale-A-Bration and there are three new goodies now available for you to select for FREE!!  I’m celebrating with a bonus Ordering Special good today only – read on!

Check ’em out!  We’ve got two new products available with a $50 purchase.  The fun Eclectic Expressions stamp set and the gorgeous Springtime Foils Specialty DSP!

I’ll be sharing a card a little later that I made with the Eclectic Expressions set.  Here’s a sneak peek:

 

And, you know I’ve made a few cards with that paper!  If you want to see how to make each of these cards – just click the pictures!

 

Now – when you spend $100 (before shipping and tax), then you can pick the wonderful Blossoming Basket Bundle – which includes the amazing Basket Weave Dynamic TIEF!

 

And yes – I’ve been almost as obsessed with this new TIEF as I’ve been with the Springtime Foils Specialty DSP!

So – I’d urge you to get busy and get these wonderful new Sale-A-Bration products right away so you can start making projects of your own!  And – I’m going to help you get it all with….

An EVEN SWEETER Sticky Sweet Ordering Special – TODAY ONLY!

Like the Sale-A-Bration goodies – this is a two-tier special!!

 

Tier 1:  For all orders of $50 or greater (before shipping and taxes) you’ll get DOUBLE PEPPERMINT Reward Points AND your choice of a FREE ADHESIVE!  Not to mention you can pick the Eclectic Expressions stamp set or the Springtime Foils Specialty DSP!

Choose anything Stampin’ Up! sells that could be used as an adhesive! And for the adhesives that are $5 or under, two packs will equal one choice (see the items with the (2) on the list below) so if you select those, you’ll get double…and who doesn’t like DOUBLE?!!

The adhesive will be in addition to the normal thank you gift that I order for you!! Plus, since your order will be over $50, you’ll earn Sale-A-Bration item(s) too. A big double whoo-hoo for more free goodies!! 

Here is a list of the adhesives you can choose from:

Stampin’ Dimensionals (2)
Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals (2)
SNAIL
SNAIL Refill (2)
Multipurpose Liquid Glue (2)
Fine Tip Glue Pen
Tear & Tape Adhesive
Washi Tape
Glue Dots
Foam Adhesive Strips
Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets
Fast Fuse Refill – ***Only available while supplies last. If you pick this as your adhesive of choice, please send a backup selection in case it sells out before I can order it.

Pretty good deal, right? But…let’s notch it up a little bit!  

Tier 2:  For every order over $100 (before shipping and tax), you’ll ALSO get FREE SHIPPING from me!  Place your order thru my Online Store (don’t forget to add the Host Code that’s down below) and I’ll refund your shipping via PayPal or a check, depending on your preference.  And, at this level, you’ll be able to select the Blossoming Basket Bundle!

And, of course, the more you spend today (and get more SAB goodies!) the more you’ll save on shipping and the more Peppermints you’ll gather up!  As a reminder, when you gather up 16 Peppermints, you’ll get to select a FREE $40 goody from me.

***Please note, if your order is over $150, do not apply a host code. If you apply a host code to your order, it will take away your host benefits and we don’t want that! But don’t worry, you’ll still be eligible for the free gift and free adhesive offer!

So – this is the day – spend it to save it, folks!

Let me know if you have any questions and Happy shopping!!

TTFN

Mary  


HOST CODE FOR 16 FEB – 28 FEB: AK7KK4JE

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog or the 2018 Occasions Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


Get in on the Ultimate Bundle! Sale-A-Bration is Marching On!

What if you could get anything you wanted – from the Annual Catalog, the Occasions catalog, the Clearance rack?  And what if you could get it with like…a 45% savings?  And – what if, after you bought that Ultimate Bundle, you could THEN get 20-25% off Every.  Single.  Thing.

I think you’d be pulling out that credit card!

I am, of course, talking about the Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit!  It truly is the Ultimate Bundle.  

ESPECIALLY right now during Sale–A-Bration.  

Sale-A-Bration is a pretty big deal, y’all!  Check out all the information over on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page!


Stamps-N-Lingers 2018 Occasions Catalog Special Bundle Sale!



Check out all my special bundles at my Stamps-N-Lingers 2018 Occasions Catalog Bundles page and fill out the form you’ll find there.  There are descriptions of each bundle as well as pictures!  


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

Don’t worry – Finn’ll be here at 7am when today’s card posts!

TTFN

M

 

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Stampin’ Up! Hello Easter in Springtime for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop



Happy Thursday, y’all – and welcome to another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!! It’s sketch week and we’ve got a couple new ladies-who-hop…. so be sure to check out all their projects when you’re done here, won’t you?  I decided to use some more of the Springtime Foils Specialty DSP – shocker! – today and paired it with a yet-to-be-inked stamp set called Hello Easter.  Guess what kind of card I made?!  

Go ahead.  

Guess.  Then take a look-see:

And…here’s the sketch!

I started with a leaf-strewn design in the new Springtime Foils Specialty DSP and colored the silver-embossed leaves with my Dark and Light Old Olive Stampin’ Blends, then Fast Fuse’d it to a Powder Pink mat for the card front.

I cut two banners –  2″ wide strips of Vellum card stock and one of Old Olive – by bannerizing them with my Banner Triple Punch.  I embossed both banners in my Layered Leaves Dynamic TIEF and then adhered them to the card front with Liquid Glue.

My layered bunny-art started with a piece of Very Vanilla cut with a Stitched Shapes Circle die.  I heat embossed the Hello Easter bunny in Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  Then I surrounded him with Powder Pink flowers – yep, that’s a cute little image in the same set!  With my Circles Layering Framelits, I cut a Vellum card stock and Powder Pink card stock scalloped circle.  I adhered those together with Liquid Glue and then popped my bunny on with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I stuck that on sort of to the side – to make a slightly egg-shaped “circle”.  

I used a Glue Dot to adhere a few loops of Gold Metallic Thread to the card front.  With my Leaf Punch, I cut a few Old Olive/Silver striped leaves from the Sweet Soiree Specialty DSP and a few from Vellum card stock.  Then I stuck them onto the card front with Liquid Glue.  Over that, I adhered the stacked bunny circle with more Liquid Glue.  The sentiment, from Happy Easter, is stamped in Old Olive on Very Vanilla and edged with my Powder Pink Stampin’ Write Marker.  I adhered it with some Liquid Glue and a couple of Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.  

The embellishment is a Bille Moan bow tied from Very Vanilla Solid Baker’s Twine and adhered with a Glue Dot.  On the center, I added a Touches of Nature Elements flower with another Glue Dot and a gold Metallic Enamel Shape.  

On the inside, I added some branches and flowers from the the Hello Easter stamp set in Old Olive and Powder Pink on a Very Vanilla panel.

 

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Powder Pink mat and into my Old Olive card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got more of the Hello Easter branches and flowers across the front…

….and more Springtime Foils Specialty DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Another entry in the Mary-Loves-the-Springtime-Foils-Specialty-DSP saga.  And it’s the perfect Spring-y foil for the Hello Easter stamp set – cuz…Easter is pretty darned Spring-y!!  Hope you like!

Now that you’ve seen my project, please take a little time to visit all the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hoppers today!

If you click on the Next Blog button, you’ll go right to Kristi Gray’s page. And you can just click on the names below to go direct to all the blogs!

Amy Koenders

Shelagh Freemantle

Mary Deatherage – YOU ARE HERE!

Kristi Gray

Sue Prather

Karen Finkle

Have fun on the Hop!!

TTFN

Mary  


HOST CODE FOR 1 FEB – 15 FEB: XJES6FCN

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog or the 2017 Holiday Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


Do you love free stuff? We thought so, cuz…hello?  Free!!

So, let me let you in on a little-known fact: You can earn Sale-A-Bration rewards when you purchase a 3-, 6-, or 12- month prepaid Paper Pumpkin subscription.  In fact, purchasing prepaids may be the best and easiest way to earn free Sale-A-Bration products—especially if you’re new to papercrafting and find the catalog a little intimidating!

Here’s the deets:


Ready to get started?  Click right here and you’ll be on your way!

Hope you know what you want for your Sale-A-Bration Freebie! 🙂

STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:   


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Old Olive Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); 2″ x  (banner on front)

Powder Pink Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (mat for card front and for inner liner); 2 3/4″ scalloped circle (mat for art)

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 2 3/8″ stitched shapes circle (art); 3/4″ x 3 1/4″ (sentiment banner);  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

Vellum Card Stock: 2″ x  3 1/8″ (banner on front); 2 1/2″ scalloped circle (mat for art); Leaf punch shapes

Sweet Soiree Specialty DSP: Leaf Punch shapes  

Springtime Foils Specialty 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!


No FFF’s on Blog Hop Days!

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Stampin’ Up! Heart Happiness Springtime Foils Valentine

Happy Valentine’s Day, y’all!  Hope you’ve got a little something fun and romantic planned, if that’s your thing.  If not, and you tend to think of your significant other as your Valentine every day, then…today’s card will be right up your alley!

I used the Heart Happiness stamp set and two new goodies from the second Sale-A-Bration release (coming on Friday, 16 Feb!) – the Springtime Foils Specialty DSP and the wondrous Basket Weave Dynamic TIEF.  And with all these fun tools, I made a clean and simple Valentine’s card for you.  Take a look-see:

I loosely used the sketch at this week’s Sunday Stamps challenge for my layout: Continue reading

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Stampin’ Up! Magical Day Birthday Card for the Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Team Blog Hop!

Good mornin’, y’all – welcome to another edition of Amy’s Inkin’ Krew team blog hop!  Each month we make projects centered around a theme – and this month it’s Birthdays!!  We can interpret that any way we want – so…be sure to check and see everyone’s projects – we’ve got a bunch of talented ladies hopping with us this month!  

I have a little friend (okay – I have a few more than just one friend – but most of them are all grown up!) who will be turning 4 this year.  Her name is Scarlett.  Scarlett is sweet and very much a girly-girl.  I got her a really pretty dress with flowers and butterflies on it to send.  For the card, I decided to go pink.  And sparkly.  And…girly!  The new Magical Day stamp set – and the bundled Magical Mates Framelits seemed like just the ticket.  Take a look-see:

I borrowed the layout from the this month’s Viva La Verve sketch challenge! Continue reading

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