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Stampin’ Up! Plaid Watercolor Christmas!

Happy Hawwmp Day, y’all!  Hope you’re all ready for T-day tomorrow.  I’ll be egg-boiling and potato smooshing and broccoli cooking today in preparation for the big day!  And I’m sure Finn will be right underfoot – helping! 🙂

My card today is a Christmas offering using the Watercolor Christmas stamp set and some Quilted Christmas DSP in wonderful Real Red plaid.  Take a look-see:

The layout was inspired by the sketch at the Global Design Project this week – I just turned it on its side!

I started by Fast Fusing a piece of plaid Quilted Christmas DSP to a Garden Green mat for the card front.

To make the window-paned sentiment, I stamped the Watercolor Wishes sentiment in Garden Green on a piece of Whisper White card stock.  Then I sliced it into 6 little rectangles.

Using Liquid Glue, I adhered the window panes to a piece of Garden Green card stock, with just tiny gaps between them, and then trimmed the whole thing down to size.  I could have tried to do the math, but…no.  Not this day.  Wasn’t happening.  So, I just eyeballed and trimmed! 🙂

I wrapped a length of Basic Black Solid Baker’s Twine three times around the panel, securing it in the back with scotch tape.  I pulled the three strands together in about the middle of the panel – holding them in place with a Glue Dot.

I popped the sentiment panel over the twine with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Using some Fast Fuse and Stampin’ Dimensionals, I adhered two Stitched Felt Embellishments to the card front.  Then I tied a bow from some Real Red 1/8″ Solid Ribbon and adhered it with a little dab of Fast Fuse.  Over that, with a Glue Dot, I added a double-length bow in Black Solid Baker’s Twine.

I stuck on a large Black Rhinestone Jewel in the middle of the bow, added a smaller one by the sentiment and the card front was done!

On the inside, I used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to add a second sentiment from Watercolor Wishes in Real Red ink to a Whisper White panel.  Then I added some little trees from Watercolor Christmas in Garden Green.

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Garden Green mat and then 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 some more Garden Green trees from Watercolor Christmas across the front…

…and a bit more of the plaid Quilted Christmas paper on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I love the fonts in this Watercolor Christmas stamp set, don’t you?  And the three little tree images that go with them…too cute!  Hope you like! 🙂

TTFN

Mary


HOST CODE FOR 16 NOV – 30 NOV: 94TNJG77

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.


Online Extravaganza is underway

and

I’m offering DOUBLE PEPPERMINT POINTS!


I’m offering Double Peppermint Reward Points for every order of $50 or more (before shipping and taxes) between today and the end of Online Extravaganza on 26 Nov 17!  Don’t miss your chance to earn extra points towards a FREE $40 gift of your choice (and I’ll let you save your gift until the Occasions Catalog comes out if you want!)! When you gather up 16 peppermints, you’ll be able to select any product (or products!) valued at $40 and I’ll ship it directly to you for free! Normally, you earn one peppermint for each $25 you spend (before shipping and taxes). During this special – you’ll get TWO for each $25 when you spend $50. 🙂

Don’t forget to add the Host Code below if your order is under $150 to get your free thank you gift (orders over $150 automatically get the free thank you gift!). For more information about my Peppermint Reward points (my buyer reward program), click here.


 ONLINE EXTRAVAGANZA CONTINUES!!

It’s started!  Online Extravaganza!  Check out all the deals – you can stock up and gather Double Peppermints all at the same time!  

Click on the table to open a full-size PDF and you can see all the Extravaganza goodies – or click here to go right to them in my Online Store.

–To close out Online Extravaganza with a bang, we’ll have another special 24-hour flash sale on November 27th, after other Online Extravaganza deals end on the 26th. We’ll provide more information on this flash sale, including marketing resources, later in the week. Make sure to check back here for the announcement and more details!


The Next Stamparatus Reservation Window Opens on 5 Dec

You’ve been hearing about the new stamp-placement tool from Stampin’ Up! called the Stamparatus!!  And I know for certain sure that you want (no….need one!).  And you can reserve your very own for delivery in Spring 2018!!  

I’ve got all the information over on my Promotions page – including a super little video with lots of information on this wonderful new stamp placement tool.  Be sure to check it out – peruse the how-to-reserve-your-Stamparatus tutorial you’ll find there, and then mark your calendar for the next reservation window on 5 Dec!!


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

CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Basic Black Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, score and fold at 4 1/4“)

Garden Green Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); ~2 5/8″ x 3 1/8″ (mat for sentiment panes)

Whisper White Card Stock: 1″ x 1 1/4″ (x 6 – sentiment); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

Quilted Christmas DSP Stack: 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

Finn and I did a little obedience tuning up on Tuesday.  We’d been gone for several hours and he needed to DO something, Mom.  

DO anything!  

Oh.  Obedience?  Hmmmm….  

Weeeellll….okay!  So we heeled and sat and stayed and downed (-ish!) for a while.  Clicker and treats at the ready.  

And then – we played some fetch.  

Which is, of course, what he was after in the first place!!


TTFN
M

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Stampin’ Up! Painted Count My Blessings for the Stamp Ink Paper Challenge #126

Hey, y’all!  Welcome to Tuesday and another fun challenge from Stamp Ink Paper!  And – it’s Day Two of the Stampin’ Up! Online Extravaganza – and my Double Peppermint Ordering Special! (More information is down below)

Our Stamp Ink Paper Challenge #126 this week is a theme challenge – and it’s so appropriate for this week! 

 

I decided to go with the wonderful Count My Blessings stamp set and I added it to some pretty Painted Autumn DSP.  Take a look-see:

I started this one simply enough, matting a piece of leafy patterned paper from the Painted Autumn DSP on some Cajun Craze card stock, adhering it with Fast Fuse.

I made the sentiment panel from a piece of Very Vanilla card stock, stamping the beautiful sentiment from Count My Blessings in Early Espresso and cutting it out with the largest of the circle Stitched Shapes Framelits dies.  Then I matted it on a scalloped circle Cajun Craze mat.

To assemble the card, I used Glue Dots to adhere a length of 5/8″ Burlap ribbon in a large loop.  Over that, I adhered some berries cut from Cajun Craze using the die in the Pretty Pines Thinlits.  There’s also a couple of Very Vanilla pine boughs and Old Olive larger berries – all from the Pretty Pines Thinlits.  I used Glue Dots to stick them all on over top of the Burlap ribbon, popping the sentiment on with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I made a loopy-bow with some 5/8″ Peekaboo Peach Crinkled Ribbon – I made three loops on each side – in graduated sizes – and tied it closed with a piece of Jute Twine.  Then I added it with a Glue Dot.

 

On the inside, I stamped the leafy image from Count My Blessings in Early Espresso on a Very Vanilla panel and colored the leaves with my Dark and Light Old Olive Stampin’ Blends.  With my Cajun Craze Stampin’ Write Marker, I added a veritable plethora of tiny little dots all around the leaves.

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Cajun Craze 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 another Early Espresso spray of leaves colored in Old Olive (remember your Stamp-A-Ma-Jig plastic sheet!) and Cajun Craze dots on the front…

…and some more of the Painted Autumn DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I just love this Count My Blessings stamp set, don’t you?  And – of course – the Painted Autumn DSP is perfect.  I hope you like!

TTFN

Mary


HOST CODE FOR 16 NOV – 30 NOV: 94TNJG77

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.


Online Extravaganza is underway

and

I’m offering DOUBLE PEPPERMINT POINTS!


I’m offering Double Peppermint Reward Points for every order of $50 or more (before shipping and taxes) between today and the end of Online Extravaganza on 26 Nov 17!  Don’t miss your chance to earn extra points towards a FREE $40 gift of your choice (and I’ll let you save your gift until the Occasions Catalog comes out if you want!)! When you gather up 16 peppermints, you’ll be able to select any product (or products!) valued at $40 and I’ll ship it directly to you for free! Normally, you earn one peppermint for each $25 you spend (before shipping and taxes). During this special – you’ll get TWO for each $25 when you spend $50. 🙂

Don’t forget to add the Host Code below if your order is under $150 to get your free thank you gift (orders over $150 automatically get the free thank you gift!). For more information about my Peppermint Reward points (my buyer reward program), click here.


 ONLINE EXTRAVAGANZA CONTINUES!!

It’s started!  Online Extravaganza!  Check out all the deals – you can stock up and gather Double Peppermints all at the same time!  

Click on the table to open a full-size PDF and you can see all the Extravaganza goodies – or click here to go right to them in my Online Store.

–To close out Online Extravaganza with a bang, we’ll have another special 24-hour flash sale on November 27th, after other Online Extravaganza deals end on the 26th. We’ll provide more information on this flash sale, including marketing resources, later in the week. Make sure to check back here for the announcement and more details!


The Next Stamparatus Reservation Window Opens on 5 Dec

You’ve been hearing about the new stamp-placement tool from Stampin’ Up! called the Stamparatus!!  And I know for certain sure that you want (no….need one!).  And you can reserve your very own for delivery in Spring 2018!!  

I’ve got all the information over on my Promotions page – including a super little video with lots of information on this wonderful new stamp placement tool.  Be sure to check it out – peruse the how-to-reserve-your-Stamparatus tutorial you’ll find there, and then mark your calendar for the next reservation window on 5 Dec!!


 


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


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Old Olive Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11′ (card base, score and fold at 5 1/2“)

Cajun Craze Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3″ scalloped circle (mat for sentiment)

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 2 7/8″ Stitched Shapes circle (sentiment); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

Painted Autumn 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  

Today, Finn got a little cheated.  Oh, he got his run this morning and evening.  And some stick keep-away with Mom.  

But…the kitties got something he desperately wanted.  And they most assuredly did not!  

A ride in the van.  No – the panthers aren’t fans of any ride anywhere.  But – when the destination is the….vet’s! 😦  

Yes – they had to go see their doctor, today.  Katy has an allergy – and has now had a nice steroid shot to make the itching stop.  And Leo…well.  He’s going to have to have his teeth cleaned after Thanksgiving! 

Finn doesn’t care.  Needles?  Thermometer-in-rude-places!??  Stethoscope?!?

Bring it.  It’s a RIDE.  IN.  THE.  VAN!!  And….PEOPLE.  WHO.  WANT.  TO.  PET.  HIM!!

We tried to make it up to him.  

I let him help me open the mail.

It was a present from my Mom.  So – he inspected it very carefully…
…all over…
…and gave it the Aussie-nibble-of-approval.
Thanks, Mom! 🙂
TTFN
M

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Stampin’ Up! Online Extravaganza….and a Stamps-N-Lingers Ordering Special!

Hey again, y’all!  This is my second post for the day!  If you’re looking for my card share from this morning, here’s a link.

Online Extravaganza is underway!  And, to celebrate the Extravaganza goodness – I’m offering DOUBLE PEPPERMINT POINTS!


I’m offering Double Peppermint Reward Points for every order of $50 or more (before shipping and taxes) between today and the end of Online Extravaganza on 26 Nov 17!  Don’t miss your chance to earn extra points towards a FREE $40 gift of your choice! When you gather up 16 peppermints, you’ll be able to select any product (or products!) valued at $40 and I’ll ship it directly to you for free! Normally, you earn one peppermint for each $25 you spend (before shipping and taxes). During this special – you’ll get TWO for each $25 when you spend $50. 🙂

Don’t forget to add the Host Code below if your order is under $150 to get your free thank you gift (orders over $150 automatically get the free thank you gift!). For more information about my Peppermint Reward points (my buyer reward program), click here.


 ONLINE EXTRAVAGANZA HAS BEGUN!!

It’s started!  Online Extravaganza is underway – and, to get us kicked off, today is the first 24-hour super special sale day!  Select stamps are being offered at 20% off!  Check out today’s deals:

 

DO NOT DELAY! This Stamp Sale ends tonight at 11:59 PM.

There are more goodies on sale for the duration of Online Extravaganza.  Click on the table to open a full-size PDF and you can see all the Extravaganza goodies.  Well…all but the last day’s…

–To close out Online Extravaganza with a bang, we’ll have a special 24-hour flash sale on November 27th, after other Online Extravaganza deals end on the 26th. We will provide more information on this flash sale, including marketing resources, later in the week. Make sure to check back here for the announcement and more details!

TTFN

Mary


HOST CODE FOR 16 NOV – 30 NOV: 94TNJG77

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.

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! Lovely Wishes 2018 Occasions Sneak Peek

Hey, y’all!  It’s Monday – and I’m home!  So – I did almost miss my flight yesterday – I had 830am in my head.  So I rolled up to the gate at 630am.  And then got the message from the Delta app saying flight 2155 was loading.  I thought it was weird that they were telling me about a different flight than the one I was on….

Turns out it wasn’t!  So – had about 2 minutes and loaded up!  It was most excellent really! 🙂

Before I get going – be sure to remember that today is the first day of the Online Extravaganza – with a special 24-hour bonus sale!  Read all about it down below and then get to loading up on all your favorites!

Now – one of the prettiest new sets in the 2018 Occasions Catalog is called Lovely Wishes.  

We watched Billie Moan do a wonderful demonstration using this stamp set at OnStage.

I decided to use it today to make a pretty little card – with a little inspiration from a sample in the 2018 Occasions catalog.  Take a look-see:

I started with a Tranquil Tide card base – cut at 4 1/4″ x 11″ and scored/folded at 5 1/2″.  Across the front – on the bottom left and top right corners, I stamped the leaf-filler image several times in Tranquil Tide ink.  Then I embossed the front of the card in the Layered Leaves Dynamic TIEF.

I matted a piece of Painted Autumn DSP on some Lemon Lime Twist and adhered it with Fast Fuse at a slight angle directly on the card front.

For the art and sentiment, I stamped the two curved leaves image in Tranquil Tide, making an oval with the images.  Then I used the leaf fill image and stamped it – off center – in Lemon Lime Twist.

I used Daffodil Delight to stamp the small flower filler images; then I added the sentiment in Tranquil Tide.

I matted the panel on Lemon Lime Twist and popped it over the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I added a few Pearl Basic Jewels and wrapped a length of Whisper White Solid Baker’s Twine around the card base, tying it off with a bow.

On the inside, I stamped another Lovely Wishes sentiment in Tranquil Tide on a Whisper White panel.  Then I added the smaller floral image in Tranquil Tide (outline and leaves) and Daffodil Delight (flower).

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Lemon Lime Twist mat and into the card base, and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got another of the small floral images from Lovely Wishes on the front…

…and some more Painted Autumn DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  What a lovely stamp set this is, y’all!  I think it’s going to be a heavy favorite for folks when the 2018 Occasions Catalog goes live.  Hope you like! 🙂

TTFN

Mary


HOST CODE FOR 16 NOV – 30 NOV: 94TNJG77

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.


Did you Miss the Stamparatus Reservation Yesterday?

The Next Window Opens on 5 Dec

You’ve been hearing about the new stamp-placement tool from Stampin’ Up! called the Stamparatus!!  And I know for certain sure that you want (no….need one!).  And you can reserve your very own for delivery in Spring 2018!!  

I’ve got all the information over on my Promotions page – including a super little video with lots of information on this wonderful new stamp placement tool.  Be sure to check it out – peruse the how-to-reserve-your-Stamparatus tutorial you’ll find there, and then mark your calendar for the next reservation window on 5 Dec!!


STARTING TODAY!

 ONLINE EXTRAVAGANZA!!

We’re entering the “most wonderful time of the year,” and not just because of the holidays. For us, it’s because Online Extravaganza is starting soon! During this promotion, we will have exclusive deals and sales available for limited times. At this time of the year, people are shopping more and looking for deals. This is why we have Online Extravaganza— to bring you incredible limited time offers on Stampin’ Up!’s great products.

We’ve got lots of different offerings coming throughout this promotion, so you’re going to want to keep in touch and check back for all the great surprises we have in store.

More extravaganza excitement! 20 -26 November 2017, shop exclusive sales and deals on select items.  Deals end 26 November at 11:59 PM (Mountain Time).


There are two SPECIAL 24-hour sales – with even MORE savings!!

—  Our first incredible offering of this promotion will be the 24-hour stamp sale. Select stamp sets will be 20% off for the first 24 hours of Online Extravaganza.

DO NOT DELAY! Stamp Sale starts November 20 12:00 AM and ends November 20 11:59 PM.

Here’s the list of stamp sets that will be on sale for 20% off on Monday, 20 November 12:00 AM MT until 11:59 PM MT.  Click on the table to open a full-size PDF and you can see all the Extravaganza goodies.  Well…all but the last day’s…

–To close out Online Extravaganza with a bang, we’ll have a special 24-hour flash sale on November 27th, after other Online Extravaganza deals end on the 26th. We will provide more information on this flash sale, including marketing resources, later in the week. Make sure to check back here for the announcement and more details!


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

Lovely Wishes will be Available on 3 Jan 18 


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Tranquil Tide Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11′ (card base, score and fold at 5 1/2“)

Lemon Lime Twist Card Stock: 3 1/8″ x 4 1/8″ (mat for small DSP panel);  3 3/8″ x 4 3/8″ (mat for art/sentiment); 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for inner liner)

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

Painted Autumn DSP: 3″ x 4″ (small DSP panel on front); envelope flap

If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator. Just click on the Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions. Happy Stamping!


Shop the Clearance Rack here. Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! Products – Join my Punkin Head Peppermint Rewards – My online customer thank you program!


Finn-Fan-Fix  

Hey, y’all!  Well – made it home safely and Finn met me at the airport.  Well – Wayne drove him.  Which seemed like the right thing to do! 🙂  He got out of the van on the leash and we said our first hello’s while Wayne loaded suitcases.  No pics of that meeting – had a pretty solid lap-full!  Let’s just say there wasn’t a lot of makeup left on!  I did get a couple of fun shots on the way home, though…

Once we got home, he had a little lunch and then…crashed.  Homecoming is exhausting for a guy! 
But, he had to change it up a little so he could keep an eye on me…
Good to be home, y’all! 🙂
TTFN
M

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Stampin’ Up! Some Make-and-Take 2018 Occasions Sneak Peeks

Good mornin’, y’all!  It’s Sunday and I’m on my way home!!  Or will be soon, depending on where you’re reading this!  Here’s what it looked like out my hotel window yesterday once I’d made it to SLC.

A pretty vast change from the day before…but look how pretty the sun is shining thru the clouds!  I will miss the high desert weather, there’s no doubt!

So – make note of this, y’all!  I’m sorry to disappoint, but there’s no way I can get home today, unpack and have everything ready to do a FB Live Video this evening.  I mean, I’m good, but…that’d just be biting off more than I can chew. 😦  So…we’ll reconvene next Sunday night!

I figured I’d share a couple of the make-and-takes that we did at OnStage – they’ll give you another taste of what’s coming in the 2018 Occasions Catalog.

The first goody is from the Petal Passion Suite – using the Petal Passion stamp set…  

We stamped the little bird in Calypso Coral on a Whisper White Circle then popped it over some of the Petal Passion DSP – that we’d added a little Calypso Coral color to with a Blender Pen.  Check out the new Whisper White 1/4″ Organza Ribbon underneath!

Our next make-and-take used the Bubble Over stamp set and bundled Bottles & Bubbles Framelits.  

Check out the DSP…that’s from the Sale-A-Bration flyer – and will be available FREE with a $50 purchase.  I love that the SAB goodies – so many of them! – coordinate with sets in the Occasions Catalog.

We decorated one of the new Silver Mini Gable Boxes – which is part of the Sweet Soiree Suite!  This is a cake-decorator’s dream suite – and perfect for wedding, engagement, or birthday celebrations.  It includes – wait for it! – new Embossing Paste in Shimmery White and Silver!  With a new set of Sweet Soiree Decorative Masks to help you “decorate” your card cakes!

Now – I didn’t finish my make-and-take all the way, cuz I need to get it home.  But…here’s what it WILL look like!  I love these little treat/gift holders!  

It’s embellished with Sweet Soiree Specialty DSP and gorgeous new Berry Burst 3/8″ Metallic-Edge Ribbon (it’s edged in Silver!). And, with the advent of Dark Pink, Silver and White Sweet Soiree Ready Shreddie (think Easter basket grass – but not green!) to put inside to cradle and cushion your treats…you’re going to want bunches of these!

At our last “station” we used the new Tutti Frutti Suite to make a couple of adorable little tags.  We stamped and punched some fruit – using the Fruit Basket stamp set and bundled Itty Bitty Fruit Punch Pack…

…added a little paper from the Tutti Frutti DSP Stack (this is a 6″x6″ pack)…

…and made these!

Seriously cute set, y’all!

Okay – that’s enough to whet yer appetite for this wonderful new catalog, yes?

I’ll be back tomorrow.  Cleaner (from Finn-Lickings) and ready to rock and roll!  And – guess what?  Got another pretty sneak peek for you…

TTFN

Mary


HOST CODE FOR 16 NOV – 30 NOV: 94TNJG77

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.


The Stamparatus Reservation Window Opens on 5 Dec

You’ve been hearing about the new stamp-placement tool from Stampin’ Up! called the Stamparatus!!  And I know for certain sure that you want (no….need one!).  And you can reserve your very own for delivery in Spring 2018!!  

I’ve got all the information over on my Promotions page – including a super little video with lots of information on this wonderful new stamp placement tool.  Be sure to check it out – peruse the how-to-reserve-your-Stamparatus tutorial you’ll find there, and then mark your calendar for the next reservation window on 5 Dec!!


 ONLINE EXTRAVAGANZA!!

DAY 1 SPECIALS – TOMORROW!

We’re entering the “most wonderful time of the year,” and not just because of the holidays. For us, it’s because Online Extravaganza is starting soon! During this promotion, we will have exclusive deals and sales available for limited times. At this time of the year, people are shopping more and looking for deals. This is why we have Online Extravaganza— to bring you incredible limited time offers on Stampin’ Up!’s great products.

We’ve got lots of different offerings coming throughout this promotion, so you’re going to want to keep in touch and check back for all the great surprises we have in store.

More extravaganza excitement! 20-26 November 2017, shop exclusive sales and deals on select items.  Deals end 26 November at 11:59 PM (Mountain Time).


There are two SPECIAL 24-hour sales – with even MORE savings!!

—  Our first incredible offering of this promotion will be the 24-hour stamp sale. Select stamp sets will be 20% off for the first 24 hours of Online Extravaganza.

DO NOT DELAY! Stamp Sale starts November 20 12:00 AM and ends November 20 11:59 PM.

Here’s the list of stamp sets that will be on sale for 20% off on Monday, 20 November 12:00 AM MT until 11:59 PM MT.  Click on the table to open a full-size PDF and you can see all the Extravaganza goodies.  Well…all but the last day’s…

–To close out Online Extravaganza with a bang, we’ll have a special 24-hour flash sale on November 27th, after other Online Extravaganza deals end on the 26th. We will provide more information on this flash sale, including marketing resources, later in the week. Make sure to check back here for the announcement and more details!


If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator. Just click on the Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions. Happy Stamping!


Shop the Clearance Rack here. Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! Products – Join my Punkin Head Peppermint Rewards – My online customer thank you program!


No new FFF’s  pictures — but soon.  Very very soon!

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Stampin’ Up! Not-So-Ugly Christmas Sweaters!

Happy Saturday, y’all!  With any luck I’m toting my suitcases to the car and getting ready to check out and head to the hotel in SLC in preparation for my flight tomorrow morning!  I took two boxes to the post office yesterday to mail home to myself – they were a combined weight of 37 pounds!  And I’m still holding my breath that my two suitcases won’t exceed the weight limit!  Yikes!

You guys all know how much I’m looking forward to the Aussie-mob scene when I get home! A wake up and a flight is all that’s left to get done! 😉

My card today uses the so fun little Christmas Sweater stamp set from the Holiday Catalog.  Only thing is – I thought Christmas Sweaters were supposed to be ugly??  The sweaters in this set really aren’t.  Especially this one.  Take a look-see:

I used a couple of designs from the Be Merry DSP – the first one, matted on Cherry Cobbler – forms the card front.  Then I matted a smaller piece and adhered it with Fast Fuse.

Over that smaller piece, I used some Liquid Glue to adhere a silver Foil Snowflake.

For the art, I stamped the Santa Christmas Sweaters image in Cherry Cobbler on a piece of Whisper White card stock and matted it on Cherry Cobbler.  Using my Blender Pens to pick up the color from the lids of my ink pad, I colored the background of the sweater in Garden Green.  His hat is colored the same way in Cherry Cobbler.  For his face, I used the Ivory Stampin’ Blend!  How realistic does that look?!?  I added some Pink Pirouette Stampin’ Blend (the darker one) to his nose, and then used the Light Pool Party Blend to color his spectacles.

I used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to stamp the first part of the Christmas Sweaters sentiment in Garden Green on the bottom of the panel.  Then, with my Garden Green Stampin’ Write Marker, I added some ellipses (you know… dot dot dot) after the sentiment and popped it on the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I added a Clear Faceted Gem and a holly sprig Stitched Felt Embellishment (with a Glue Dot) and the card front was done!  Hint:  the berries in the Stitched Felt holly are Real Red.  So…I used my Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Write Marker to color them a little and then popped some Cherry Cobbler heart Enamel shapes on the top of them!

On the inside, I used the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig again to add the rest of the sentiment (including three more ellipses at the beginning) in Garden Green to a Whisper White panel.  Over that, I stamped the sweater again in Cherry Cobbler.  I inked the stamp and stamped it off three times before stamping the panel! 🙂

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Cherry Cobbler mat and into my Garden Green card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got another full strength – and fully colored! – Christmas Sweater on the front (don’t forget to slide the plastic sheet from the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig into the envelope before you color with Stampin’ Blends!!)…

..and some more Be Merry DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  This is a fun set of stamps, I think, especially as we head into Christmas!  And I really love the Be Merry DSP (from the Annual Catalog) – Cherry Cobbler and Garden Green is my fave Christmas-y color combination!  Hope you like!

TTFN

Mary


HOST CODE FOR 16 NOV – 30 NOV: 94TNJG77

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.


Did you Miss the Stamparatus Reservation Yesterday?

The Next Window Opens on 5 Dec

You’ve been hearing about the new stamp-placement tool from Stampin’ Up! called the Stamparatus!!  And I know for certain sure that you want (no….need one!).  And you can reserve your very own for delivery in Spring 2018!!  

I’ve got all the information over on my Promotions page – including a super little video with lots of information on this wonderful new stamp placement tool.  Be sure to check it out – peruse the how-to-reserve-your-Stamparatus tutorial you’ll find there, and then mark your calendar for the next reservation window on 5 Dec!!


COMING SOON!

 ONLINE EXTRAVAGANZA!!

We’re entering the “most wonderful time of the year,” and not just because of the holidays. For us, it’s because Online Extravaganza is starting soon! During this promotion, we will have exclusive deals and sales available for limited times. At this time of the year, people are shopping more and looking for deals. This is why we have Online Extravaganza— to bring you incredible limited time offers on Stampin’ Up!’s great products.

We’ve got lots of different offerings coming throughout this promotion, so you’re going to want to keep in touch and check back for all the great surprises we have in store.

More extravaganza excitement! 20 -26 November 2017, shop exclusive sales and deals on select items.  Deals end 26 November at 11:59 PM (Mountain Time).


There are two SPECIAL 24-hour sales – with even MORE savings!!

—  Our first incredible offering of this promotion will be the 24-hour stamp sale. Select stamp sets will be 20% off for the first 24 hours of Online Extravaganza.

DO NOT DELAY! Stamp Sale starts November 20 12:00 AM and ends November 20 11:59 PM.

Here’s the list of stamp sets that will be on sale for 20% off on Monday, 20 November 12:00 AM MT until 11:59 PM MT.  Click on the table to open a full-size PDF and you can see all the Extravaganza goodies.  Well…all but the last day’s…

–To close out Online Extravaganza with a bang, we’ll have a special 24-hour flash sale on November 27th, after other Online Extravaganza deals end on the 26th. We will provide more information on this flash sale, including marketing resources, later in the week. Make sure to check back here for the announcement and more details!


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


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Garden Green Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11′ (card base, score and fold at 5 1/2“)

Cherry Cobbler Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2 7/8″ x 4 3/8″ (mat for small DSP panel);  2 5/8″ x 3 5/8″ (mat for art/sentiment)

Whisper White Card Stock: 2 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ (art/sentiment); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

Be Merry DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); 2 3/4″ x 4 1/4″ (small DSP panel on front); envelope flap

If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator. Just click on the Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions. Happy Stamping!


Shop the Clearance Rack here. Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! Products – Join my Punkin Head Peppermint Rewards – My online customer thank you program!


No new FFF’s  pictures — but soon.  Very very soon!

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Stampin’ Up! 2018 Occasions Catalog Sneak Peek – Flying Home!

Good morning, y’all!  Hope you’re ready for a weekend!  I know I am – and I’m ready for this one in particular!  Should be headed to the airport tomorrow to fly home on Sunday!  Whoo-hoo!  

I wanted to share a fun little card I made with the new 2018 Occasions stamp set that I won in a Prize Patrol last week at OnStage!  I was so excited – because I loved this set from the second they showed it on stage!

So I decided to just go ahead and make a card with it – and those absolutely adorable little birds and butterflies sort of said “inchie” to me.  I added a quick sentiment from All Things Thanks and some Night of Navy Gingham ribbon.  Take a look-see:

I started with a simple piece of Whisper White card stock, matted on Basic Black.

I stamped 9 little Flying Home images in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on 9 little 7/8″ squares of Whisper White.  Each one of those squares is matted with Liquid Glue on a scalloped edge square – 1″ (hence the name!) – cut from the Layering Squares Framelits.  I let the squares be just the tiniest bit “wonky” on their mats – I kind of liked the whimsical feel of them!

I used my Light Night of Navy and Light Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends to color each image and added some accents with my Night of Navy and Basic Black Stampin’ Write Markers.  Then I popped them all onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals – creating a grid – but not a too “severe” one.  If you’ll notice, they’re not all perfectly perfect.   

On the bottom of the card front, I stamped the sentiment from All Things Thanks using my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig.  I colored just the one word with my Night of Navy Marker – cuz that’s all I wanted!

There’s another little Flying Home butterfly next to the sentiment – stamped and colored identically to the others.

I wrapped a piece of Night of Navy 1/2″ Gingham Ribbon around the panel, securing it in the back with scotch tape, then used a second piece to tie a “faux bow” – and the card front was done!

On the inside, I stamped the butterfly several times on a Whisper White panel, added flutterby tracks with my Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker and colored them with my Blends.

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

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more Flying Home butterflies and flutterby trails on the front…

…and on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Seriously?!?  How cute are those little guys?!?  They’re just the icing on the cake in this gorgeous Flying Home stamp set!  I hope you like – and I know you’re writing this one down for when this super catalog goes live in January!! 😉

TTFN

Mary


HOST CODE FOR 16 NOV – 30 NOV: 94TNJG77

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.


Did you Miss the Stamparatus Reservation Yesterday?

The Next Window Opens on 5 Dec

You’ve been hearing about the new stamp-placement tool from Stampin’ Up! called the Stamparatus!!  And I know for certain sure that you want (no….need one!).  And you can reserve your very own for delivery in February!!  

If you missed out on this round, don’t worry, there’ll be another reservation period starting on 5 December!

A few of you have asked questions about adding a host code to the reservation.  Since the order will not be generated and you will not be charged for the Stamparatus until they’re ready to ship, you won’t be able to add the host code until then.  This is how the ordering process will work:

  • After you get your tool reserved, you will get an email from Stampin’ Up! confirming your reservation.
  • You will get an email from Stampin’ Up! in early February letting you know that an item has been added to your shopping basket.
  • At that point, you can log into your Stampin’ Up! account in my online store and you will find the Stamparatus in your shopping bag.
  • You can add other items to your order at that time if you’d like and add a host code to it before submitting the order.  So the checkout process will work just like it always does.  You can add a host code and your payment information at the time of checkout.

Here is a quick tutorial for the reservation process:

In case you’re still wondering what the fuss is all about…check out this video (be sure to watch all the way and see The Hinge Step!!)!

Why do you need one? Well…

  • Make multiples with ease
  • Consistently stamp crisp, clean images
  • If you want a darker impression, apply more ink and restamp—no need to start over
  • Make fewer mistakes, saving time and money
  • Easily create 2-step, 3-step, and 4-step stamped images using reversible plates
  • Develop new and specialized stamping techniques with adjustable stamping plates and precision placement

Here’s the product details!

  • Compatible with Stampin’ Up!’s red rubber and photopolymer stamp
  • Foam mat to use with photopolymer stamps
  • Rulers and gridlines for quick measuring
  • 2 open sides so you can stamp on larger paper
  • 2 reversible plates: a total of 4 surfaces to work with
  • 2 magnets to hold the paper in place
  • Magnet storage areas

Retail Price–$49.00 USD

Okay. I’ve gotta have one. How do I get in line?

With the launch of this tool, we’re trying something different: testing a new reservation system.  It acts like a true preorder: you reserve your spot and we guarantee shipment as soon as the product arrives in our warehouse. Customers will place reservations and receive their product at the same time. This system will allow us to get the product to market as soon as possible while avoiding backorders and efficiently managing inventory.

The global launch will feature three reservation windows. For each window, please note the following:

  • Reservation quantities are while supplies last.
  • 1 tool per customer per reservation window. 
  • You can participate in multiple reservation windows.
  • In order to reserve your Stamparatus, you must provide your credit card information.
  • Credit cards will not be charged until the Stamparatus ships from our facility. When you close your order, be sure to verify that your credit card and shipping information is correct.

Click here for a flyer with lots of FAQs and answers!!

RESERVATION WINDOWS        AVAILABLE TO SHIP
December 5–30, 2017 Approx. March 19, 2018
January 15–30, 2018 Approx. April 15, 2018


COMING SOON!

 ONLINE EXTRAVAGANZA!!

We’re entering the “most wonderful time of the year,” and not just because of the holidays. For us, it’s because Online Extravaganza is starting soon! During this promotion, we will have exclusive deals and sales available for limited times. At this time of the year, people are shopping more and looking for deals. This is why we have Online Extravaganza— to bring you incredible limited time offers on Stampin’ Up!’s great products.

We’ve got lots of different offerings coming throughout this promotion, so you’re going to want to keep in touch and check back for all the great surprises we have in store.

More extravaganza excitement! Through November 26, shop exclusive sales and deals on select items.  Deals end November 26 11:59 PM.


There are two SPECIAL 24-hour sales – with even MORE savings!!

—  Our first incredible offering of this promotion will be the 24-hour stamp sale. Select stamp sets will be 20% off for the first 24 hours of Online Extravaganza.

DO NOT DELAY! Stamp Sale starts November 20 12:00 AM and ends November 20 11:59 PM.

Here’s the list of stamp sets that will be on sale for 20% off on Monday, 20 November 12:00 AM MT until 11:59 PM MT.  Click on the table to open a full-size PDF and you can see all the Extravaganza goodies.  Well…all but the last day’s…

–To close out Online Extravaganza with a bang, we’ll have a special 24-hour flash sale on November 27th, after other Online Extravaganza deals end on the 26th. We will provide more information on this flash sale, including marketing resources, later in the week. Make sure to check back here for the announcement and more details!


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

The Flying Home stamp set will be available on 3 Jan 18!


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Thick Whisper White Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11′ (card base, score and fold at 5 1/2“)

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

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); 7/8″ square (x9 – for art squares); 1″ scalloped squares (x9 – for art square mats)

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 new FFF’s  pictures — but soon!

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Stampin’ Up! The Stamparatus Reservations Open SOON – at 2PM Mountain Time!!

Reserve Your Stamparatus TODAY – In less than 2 hours!!

Good Afternoon – this is my second post of the day!  If you’re looking for my Happy Inkin’ Thursday card share, check it out right here!

You’ve been hearing about the new stamp-placement tool from Stampin’ Up! called the Stamparatus!!  And I know for certain sure that you want (no….need one!).  And you can reserve your very own for delivery in February starting today at 2PM Mountain Time!!  

The Stampin’ Up! Stamparatus reservations are starting soon and they’ll be open until the supply is depleted.  So, at 2PM Mountain Time, head over to my online store to reserve yours!  Just log into your account, then click on the button to start the reservation process.

And if you miss out on this round, don’t worry, there will be another reservation period starting on 5 December!

A few of you have asked questions about adding a host code to the reservation.  Since the order will not be generated and you will not be charged for the Stamparatus until February, you won’t be able to add the host code until then.  This is how the ordering process will work:

  • After you get your tool reserved, you will get an email from Stampin’ Up! confirming your reservation.
  • You will get an email from Stampin’ Up! in early February letting you know that an item has been added to your shopping basket.
  • At that point, you can log into your Stampin’ Up! account in my online store and you will find the Stamparatus in your shopping bag.
  • You can add other items to your order at that time if you’d like and add a host code to it before submitting the order.  So the checkout process will work just like it always does.  You can add a host code and your payment information at the time of checkout.

Here is a quick tutorial for the reservation process:

If you have any questions, let me know!  You can bet I’ll be ordering mine quick as I can!

In case you’re still wondering what the fuss is all about…check out this video (be sure to watch all the way and see The Hinge Step!!)!

Why do you need one? Well…

  • Make multiples with ease
  • Consistently stamp crisp, clean images
  • If you want a darker impression, apply more ink and restamp—no need to start over
  • Make fewer mistakes, saving time and money
  • Easily create 2-step, 3-step, and 4-step stamped images using reversible plates
  • Develop new and specialized stamping techniques with adjustable stamping plates and precision placement

Here’s the product details!

  • Compatible with Stampin’ Up!’s red rubber and photopolymer stamp
  • Foam mat to use with photopolymer stamps
  • Rulers and gridlines for quick measuring
  • 2 open sides so you can stamp on larger paper
  • 2 reversible plates: a total of 4 surfaces to work with
  • 2 magnets to hold the paper in place
  • Magnet storage areas

Retail Price–$49.00 USD

Okay. I’ve gotta have one. How do I get in line?

With the launch of this tool, we’re trying something different: testing a new reservation system.  It acts like a true preorder: you reserve your spot and we guarantee shipment as soon as the product arrives in our warehouse. Customers will place reservations and receive their product at the same time. This system will allow us to get the product to market as soon as possible while avoiding backorders and efficiently managing inventory.

The global launch will feature three reservation windows. For each window, please note the following:

  • Reservation quantities are while supplies last.
  • 1 tool per customer per reservation window. 
  • You can participate in multiple reservation windows.
  • In order to reserve your Stamparatus, you must provide your credit card information.
  • Credit cards will not be charged until the Stamparatus ships from our facility. When you close your order, be sure to verify that your credit card and shipping information is correct.

Click here for a flyer with lots of FAQs and answers!!

RESERVATION WINDOWS        AVAILABLE TO SHIP
November 16–30, 2017          Approx. February 1, 2018
December 5–30, 2017          Approx. March 19, 2018
January 15–30, 2018          Approx. April 15, 2018

So – tarry not!  Get on the list now!!  Here’s a handy link to my Online Store!

TTFN

Mary 


HOST CODE FOR 16 NOV – 30 NOV: 94TNJG77

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.


 COMING SOON!

 ONLINE EXTRAVAGANZA!!

We’re entering the “most wonderful time of the year,” and not just because of the holidays. For us, it’s because Online Extravaganza is starting soon! During this promotion, we will have exclusive deals and sales available for limited times. At this time of the year, people are shopping more and looking for deals. This is why we have Online Extravaganza— to bring you incredible limited time offers on Stampin’ Up!’s great products.

We’ve got lots of different offerings coming throughout this promotion, so you’re going to want to keep in touch and check back for all the great surprises we have in store.

More extravaganza excitement! Through November 26, shop exclusive sales and deals on select items.  Deals end November 26 11:59 PM.


There are two SPECIAL 24-hour sales – with even MORE savings!!

—  Our first incredible offering of this promotion will be the 24-hour stamp sale. Select stamp sets will be 20% off for the first 24 hours of Online Extravaganza.

DO NOT DELAY! Stamp Sale starts November 20 12:00 AM and ends November 20 11:59 PM.

Here’s the list of stamp sets that will be on sale for 20% off on Monday, 20 November 12:00 AM MT until 11:59 PM MT.  Click on the table to open a full-size PDF and you can see all the Extravaganza goodies.  Well…all but the last day’s…

–To close out Online Extravaganza with a bang, we’ll have a special 24-hour flash sale on November 27th, after other Online Extravaganza deals end on the 26th. We will provide more information on this flash sale, including marketing resources, later in the week. Make sure to check back here for the announcement and more details!


If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator. Just click on the Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions. Happy Stamping!


Shop the Clearance Rack here. Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! Products – Join my Punkin Head Peppermint Rewards – My online customer thank you program!


No new FFF’s  pictures — but soon!

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Stampin’ Up! Smitten Mittens and Snowflakes for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop


Happy Thursday, y’all – and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! This is Color Challenge week and it’s going to be fun to see what everyone comes up with.   Be sure to check ’em all out when you get done here!

Our colors this week presented a tiny challenge for me…I brought not one sheet or scrap of Emerald Envy card stock.  Odd, since I brought the ink pad and the Stampin’ Write Marker, but…there you have it!

So, I pulled on my thinking cap (nope – it’s not Emerald Envy either!) and decided I could use some paper from the Christmas Around the World DSP and make a little something with the Smitten Mittens bundle.  Take a look-see:

LOL – not a lot of Emerald Envy, but it you squint and look real close…it’s there! 🙂

I started with a piece of Whisper White card stock that I ran thru the Big Shot in the Cable Knit Dynamic TIEF and matted on a piece of Real Red with Fast Fuse.

The next layer is from the Christmas Around the World DSP – I cut it larger than I wanted and then cut one edge with the long die in the Swirly Snowflakes Thinlits set.  I adhered that smack over top of the embossed Whisper White panel with Liquid Glue.

I used some more Liquid Glue to adhere a silver Foil Snowflake to the card front.  

For my mittens, I cut out two of them with the dies in the Many Mittens Framelits from Whisper White card stock and ran them both thru the Big Shot in the Cable Knit Dynamic TIEF.  I made little “cuffs” with the cutting die in the set – then embossed them with a second die that made the “ribbing” impression.  I used Liquid Glue to adhere them to the mittens.

Using the snowflake die from Swirly Snowflakes, I cut two snowflakes from Red Glimmer Paper.  For the other two, in an effort to get some Emerald Envy into the mix, I used my Stampin’ Write Marker to color a piece of Whisper White card stock, then I cut two more snowflakes – now in Emerald Envy! 🙂

I adhered the snowflakes together and then to the mittens with Liquid Glue.  For the “mitten string”, I tied a bow with some silver Mini Tinsel Trim and adhered the long tails to the back of each mitten with a Glue Dot.

I made the sentiment by inking the word from the Smitten Mitten set directly with my Emerald Envy Stampin’ Write Marker and stamping it on a strip of Whisper White.  I snipped a banner in one end, edged the strip with my Emerald Envy Marker and adhered it to the card front with Liquid Glue.

The mitten on the right is adhered with Liquid Glue directly to the card front and the left is popped over the top with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I finished the card off with a few silver Metallic Enamel Shapes and the card front was done!

On the inside, I stamped a second sentiment from Smitten Mittens in Pool Party ink on a Whisper White panel.  Then I added two Real Red mittens and a couple of silver heart-shaped Metallic Enamel Shapes.

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

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got two more Real Red Smitten Mittens on the front – along with a couple silver heart-shaped Metallic Enamel Shapes…

…and I added some more of the Christmas Around the World DSP to the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Okay – I’m a little smitten with this card!  The Cable Knit Dynamic TIEF just makes the Smitten Mittens so cozy and warm, don’t you think??  And the Swirly Snowflakes tie in perfectly.  I 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 Jari Francis’ 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!

Jari Francis

Kristi Gray

Jaimie Babarczy

Have fun on the Hop – and don’t forget to get your reservation in for your Stamparatus!!

TTFN

Mary


HOST CODE FOR 16 NOV – 30 NOV: 94TNJG77

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.


 Reservations Open Today for the Stamparatus!!

At OnStage, Stampin’ Up! introduced our brand spanking new stamp-placement tool, called the Stamparatus!!  I know a lot of you have Misti’s or other brands of stamp placement tools and you love them.  Well….SU! demonstrated this last weekend and OH.  MY.  GOODNESS!!  The things it will do!  It’s a Misti-on-steroids!

The Stamparatus will change the way you stamp, and before long, you’ll wonder how you crafted without it!  Check out this video (be sure to watch all the way and see The Hinge Step!!)!

Why do YOU need one? You’ll fall in love with stamping all over again when you learn everything you can do with it!

  • Make multiples with ease
  • Consistently stamp crisp, clean images
  • If you want a darker impression, apply more ink and restamp—no need to start over
  • Make fewer mistakes, saving time and money
  • Easily create 2-step, 3-step, and 4-step stamped images using reversible plates
  • Develop new and specialized stamping techniques with adjustable stamping plates and precision placement

Here’s the product details!

  • Compatible with Stampin’ Up!’s red rubber and photopolymer stamp
  • Foam mat to use with photopolymer stamps
  • Rulers and gridlines for quick measuring
  • 2 open sides so you can stamp on larger paper
  • 2 reversible plates: a total of 4 surfaces to work with
  • 2 magnets to hold the paper in place
  • Magnet storage areas

Retail Price–$49.00 USD

Okay. I’ve gotta have one. How do I get in line?

With the launch of this tool, we’re trying something different: testing a new reservation system.  It acts like a true preorder: you reserve your spot and we guarantee shipment as soon as the product arrives in our warehouse. Customers will place reservations and receive their product at the same time. This system will allow us to get the product to market as soon as possible while avoiding backorders and efficiently managing inventory.

The global launch will feature three reservation windows. For each window, please note the following:

  • Reservation quantities are while supplies last.
  • 1 tool per customer per reservation window. 
  • You can participate in multiple reservation windows.
  • In order to reserve your Stamparatus, you must provide your credit card information.
  • Credit cards will not be charged until the Stamparatus ships from our facility. When you close your order, be sure to verify that your credit card and shipping information is correct.

Click here for a flyer with lots of FAQs and answers!!

RESERVATION WINDOWS        AVAILABLE TO SHIP
November 16–30, 2017          Approx. February 1, 2018
December 5–30, 2017          Approx. March 19, 2018
January 15–30, 2018          Approx. April 15, 2018


COMING SOON!

 ONLINE EXTRAVAGANZA!!

We’re entering the “most wonderful time of the year,” and not just because of the holidays. For us, it’s because Online Extravaganza is starting soon! During this promotion, we will have exclusive deals and sales available for limited times. At this time of the year, people are shopping more and looking for deals. This is why we have Online Extravaganza— to bring you incredible limited time offers on Stampin’ Up!’s great products.

We’ve got lots of different offerings coming throughout this promotion, so you’re going to want to keep in touch and check back for all the great surprises we have in store.

More extravaganza excitement! Through November 26, shop exclusive sales and deals on select items.  Deals end November 26 11:59 PM.


There are two SPECIAL 24-hour sales – with even MORE savings!!

—  Our first incredible offering of this promotion will be the 24-hour stamp sale. Select stamp sets will be 20% off for the first 24 hours of Online Extravaganza.

DO NOT DELAY! Stamp Sale starts November 20 12:00 AM and ends November 20 11:59 PM.

Here’s the list of stamp sets that will be on sale for 20% off on Monday, 20 November 12:00 AM MT until 11:59 PM MT.  Click on the table to open a full-size PDF and you can see all the Extravaganza goodies.  Well…all but the last day’s…

–To close out Online Extravaganza with a bang, we’ll have a special 24-hour flash sale on November 27th, after other Online Extravaganza deals end on the 26th. We will provide more information on this flash sale, including marketing resources, later in the week. Make sure to check back here for the announcement and more details!


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


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Pool Party Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, score and fold at 4 1/4″)

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

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); 3/4″ x 2 1/2″ (sentiment banner); Many Mittens die cuts

Christmas Around the World DSP:  5 1/8″ x ~3 3/8″ to top of snowflakes (die cut DSP on card front); envelope flap

Red Glimmer Paper: Swirly Snowflakes snowflakes

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 – and probably none until I get home in the middle of November.  Sorry, y’all! 😦  Remember the days when Finn didn’t know he could swim?!?

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Stampin’ Up! Wise Men From Afar

Happy Hawwwmp Day, y’all!  One week from now, we’ll all be making pies and hard boiling eggs and generally getting ready for Thanksgiving. And I’ll.  Be.  Home!!  I’m not sure you can really truly grasp how ready I am to NOT be here.  

Let me clear it up…Very.  Very.  Ready! 🙂

My card for today uses a lovely Christmas set that I haven’t played with before called Wise Men From Afar.  I added some neutral colors and a little embossing and…take a look-see:

The stamped images did all the work on this one. 🙂

I started with a Soft Suede card base and Fast Fuse’d a Basic Black panel to it – at a slight angle.  The next layer is another one of Soft Suede – I embossed it in the Ruffled Dynamic TIEF – to bring to mind sand dunes – and then Fast Fuse’d it over the Black panel.

For my sentiment, I started by heat embossing the three Wise Men From Afar in Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder on the side of a Very Vanilla panel.  Then, using my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, I added the sentiment in Soft Suede.

There are two sizes of palm trees in this stamp set – I used the smaller tree and embossed it twice in Copper Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  I used my Soft Suede Stampin’ Write Marker to add “sand” at the bottom of both trees.

On a piece of scrap Very Vanilla, I heat embossed the large tree in Copper and then fussy cut him.

I Fast Fuse’d my sentiment panel to a Basic Black mat and popped it over the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Then I used Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals – plus some smaller cut up pieces – to pop the large tree on as well.

I finished up with a gold star from the Year of Cheer Embellishments, adhered with a Glue Dot, and a bow tied from one length each of Linen Thread, Copper and Gold Metallic Thread.  I stuck a Rhinestone Basic Jewel in the middle of the bow and the card front was done!

On the inside, I stamped a second sentiment from Wise Men From Afar in Soft Suede in the center of a Very Vanilla panel.  A large tree, heat embossed in Copper, leans next to the sentiment.  I used the “sand” image in Soft Suede at the bottom of the tree and added a single Rhinestone Basic Jewel.

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Basic Black mat and into my Soft Suede card base and the card was done!

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got another of the large Wise Men From Afar trees and sand in Soft Suede on the front…

…and more of the small trees on the envelope flap.  I stamped the image across the flap – stamping twice without re-inking.

Et Voila!  What a lovely stamp set, yes?  Bringing the tale of the Three Wise Men, that so many of us grew up with, to life!  And when it’s rendered in copper and gold…well, I hope you like!

TTFN

Mary P.S.  Take a look-see at what you need to do to get on the Reservation List for your Stamparatus and….check out Online Extravaganza!  That starts on the 20th – let’s start making our wish lists, hmmm?//


HOST CODE FOR 1 NOV – 15 NOV: XKWBSPGH

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.


 Introducing the….Stamparatus!!

At OnStage, Stampin’ Up! introduced our brand spanking new stamp-placement tool, called the Stamparatus!!  I know a lot of you have Misti’s or other brands of stamp placement tools and you love them.  Well….SU! demonstrated this last weekend and OH.  MY.  GOODNESS!!  The things it will do!  It’s a Misti-on-steroids!

The Stamparatus will change the way you stamp, and before long, you’ll wonder how you crafted without it!  Check out this video (be sure to watch all the way and see The Hinge Step!!)!

Why do YOU need one? You’ll fall in love with stamping all over again when you learn everything you can do with it!

  • Make multiples with ease
  • Consistently stamp crisp, clean images
  • If you want a darker impression, apply more ink and restamp—no need to start over
  • Make fewer mistakes, saving time and money
  • Easily create 2-step, 3-step, and 4-step stamped images using reversible plates
  • Develop new and specialized stamping techniques with adjustable stamping plates and precision placement

Here’s the product details!

  • Compatible with Stampin’ Up!’s red rubber and photopolymer stamp
  • Foam mat to use with photopolymer stamps
  • Rulers and gridlines for quick measuring
  • 2 open sides so you can stamp on larger paper
  • 2 reversible plates: a total of 4 surfaces to work with
  • 2 magnets to hold the paper in place
  • Magnet storage areas

Retail Price–$49.00 USD

Okay. I’ve gotta have one. How do I get in line?

With the launch of this tool, we’re trying something different: testing a new reservation system.  It acts like a true preorder: you reserve your spot and we guarantee shipment as soon as the product arrives in our warehouse. Customers will place reservations and receive their product at the same time. This system will allow us to get the product to market as soon as possible while avoiding backorders and efficiently managing inventory.

The global launch will feature three reservation windows. For each window, please note the following:

  • Reservation quantities are while supplies last.
  • 1 tool per customer per reservation window. 
  • You can participate in multiple reservation windows.
  • In order to reserve your Stamparatus, you must provide your credit card information.
  • Credit cards will not be charged until the Stamparatus ships from our facility. When you close your order, be sure to verify that your credit card and shipping information is correct.

Click here for a flyer with lots of FAQs and answers!!

RESERVATION WINDOWS        AVAILABLE TO SHIP
November 16–30, 2017          Approx. February 1, 2018
December 5–30, 2017          Approx. March 19, 2018
January 15–30, 2018          Approx. April 15, 2018


COMING SOON!

 ONLINE EXTRAVAGANZA!!

We’re entering the “most wonderful time of the year,” and not just because of the holidays. For us, it’s because Online Extravaganza is starting soon! During this promotion, we will have exclusive deals and sales available for limited times. At this time of the year, people are shopping more and looking for deals. This is why we have Online Extravaganza— to bring you incredible limited time offers on Stampin’ Up!’s great products.

We’ve got lots of different offerings coming throughout this promotion, so you’re going to want to keep in touch and check back for all the great surprises we have in store.

More extravaganza excitement! Through November 26, shop exclusive sales and deals on select items.  Deals end November 26 11:59 PM.


There are two SPECIAL 24-hour sales – with even MORE savings!!

—  Our first incredible offering of this promotion will be the 24-hour stamp sale. Select stamp sets will be 20% off for the first 24 hours of Online Extravaganza.

DO NOT DELAY! Stamp Sale starts November 20 12:00 AM and ends November 20 11:59 PM.

Here’s the list of stamp sets that will be on sale for 20% off on Monday, 20 November 12:00 AM MT until 11:59 PM MT.  Click on the table to open a full-size PDF and you can see all the Extravaganza goodies.  Well…all but the last day’s…

–To close out Online Extravaganza with a bang, we’ll have a special 24-hour flash sale on November 27th, after other Online Extravaganza deals end on the 26th. We will provide more information on this flash sale, including marketing resources, later in the week. Make sure to check back here for the announcement and more details!


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


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Soft Suede Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, score and fold at 4 1/4“); 3 3/4″ x 5” (embossed panel on front)

Basic Black Card Stock: 3 3/4″ x 5″ (front “mat”); 2 5/8″ x 3 7/8″ (mat for sentiment); 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for inner liner)

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 2 1/2″ x 3 3/4″ (sentiment panel); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); scrap for large Palm Tree

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 new FFF’s  pictures — but soon!

Categories: Christmas, Special Promotions | Tags: , , | 10 Comments

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