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Stampin’ Up! Glistening Snowflake on Buffalo Plaid

Well – when you get this post in your inbox, I’ll be just putting the last of my stuff in the car and getting ready to head to town to the airport.  🙁

But – on a brighter note – I’m only about 12 hours from seeing the Man!  Can’t wait to hug his wiggle-self!

Remember I won’t be on FB tonight – I land way too late to be ready in time.  I’ll be back next week!

For today, I made some more plaid from the Buffalo Check background stamp and added the large snowflake from the Snowfall Thinlits and some sentiments from the Snow Is Glistening stamp set.  Take a look-see:

The layout for this one was inspired by the sketch challenge over at CAS(E) This Sketch.

And the color scheme is from the Color Throwdown this week!

I started with a panel of Crumb Cake and, with my Stamparatus, added the Buffalo Check background to the lower portion of the panel in Mossy Meadow ink.  I added the additional lines with my Craft ruler, the brush end of my Dark Soft Suede Stampin’ Blend Marker and a non-SU! White Gel Pen.  For a video on making plaid from the Buffalo Check stamp, check out my video here! 🙂

After the plaid was done, I embossed the panel in the new Subtle Dynamic TIEF and matted it on a piece of Whisper White card stock.

I wrapped Linen Thread around the panel a few times, securing it in the back with a couple of Glue Dots.

I used the gorgeous – and BIG – die from the Snowfall Thinlits (coming on 1 Nov!) –  to cut a Sparkle Glimmer Paper snowflake, that I adhered over the Linen Thread with Liquid Glue.

I stamped a sentiment from the Snow Is Glistening stamp set (also coming 1 Nov with the Snowflake Showcase) in Mossy Meadow on a strip of Whisper White.  I snipped a banner end on the right side, edged it with my Mossy Meadow Stampin’ Write Marker and adhered it with Liquid Glue.

I added a new Snowflake Trinket (yep – in the Snowflake Showcase) with a Glue Dot.

 

I added a Linen Thread double-loop Billie-bow and a simple Mossy Meadow Festive Farmhouse Cotton Twine bow with more Glue Dots and the card front was done.

I stuck the three small snowflake stamps from Snow Is Glistening to a block and stamped the three images in Mossy Meadow all over the front and inside of a Mossy Meadow card base.

Then, for the inside, on a Whisper White panel, I added a second sentiment in Mossy Meadow and a snowflake in stamped-off-once Crumb Cake.

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

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got some Crumb Cake snowflakes – I stamped a couple of times without re-inking…

…and then I added some more to the envelope flap, this time in Mossy Meadow.

Et Voila!  Oh my goodness, how gorgeous is this huge Snowfall Thinlits snowflake?!?  If that was all that was in the Snowflake Showcase, it would be cause for much anticipation – but…the Snow Is Glistening stamp set brings beautiful images and sentiments to the party, too!  Hope you like!

And hope you WANT! 😉

TTFN


HOST CODE FOR 16 OCT – 31 OCT: 776HUXQY

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 any active catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


It’s Time to Get Signed Up For the November Holiday Paper Pumpkin!

The Paper Pumpkin team designed November’s kit to give current you guys a solution for your holiday crafting needs!  So, now’s the time to get cozy this Christmas season with Paper Pumpkin, your One-Stop Box™ for holiday papercrafting fun.  When you subscribe by 10 November, we’ll send you our specially-designed box filled with everything you’ll need for a holly-jolly, handmade holiday.

  • The holidays are the best time to share our appreciation for others, and nothing does that like a handmade holiday card. November’s kit gives you everything you need to make plenty of those! (10 cards; 5 of 2 unique holiday designs.)
  • Coordinating colors for this kit: Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Garden Green, Gold, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, Whisper White
  • HINT:  the box is a great sneak of what’s inside!  Can you say…PLAID, baby!! 🙂

Remember, when you subscribe (or renew your subscription!) before 10 Nov, you’ll  gets all of this PLUS an exclusive stamp set AND an ink spot—all for $19.95 and that includes shipping!  If you’re currently a subscriber – just hang in there and you’ll see notice that your kit shipped after the 10th of November!

If you’re interested in subscribing to Paper Pumpkin, you can either sign up for a subscription where you’re billed monthly for your kit or you can purchase a prepaid subscription in my online store.  To see more information and to sign up for the monthly subscription, click here.  To see the options for prepaid subscriptions in my online store, click here.


Coming in November!

Let it snow! Or at least… create a snowy wonderland using this incredible assortment of products.

With two stamp sets, paper, accessories, and dies, the only limit is your creativity!

This suite of snowy goodness is currently available only to Demonstrators (or…in a Starter Kit!) – but it’s coming soon for you guys!

The thing is, when it does arrive for you on 1 Nov, it’ll only be while supplies last OR until 30 November 2018 whichever comes first!  If a product’s supply is depleted before 30 November 30 it will no longer be available for purchase.

You can click on the picture above to see a fun video showcasing the products.  Then check out the flyer below to take a closer look-see!


Stampin’ Up! Products Used in this Project:  

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Mossy Meadow Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored at 5 1/2″)

Crumb Cake Card Stock: 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″ card front)

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 5/8″ x 2 1/4″ (sentiment); 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″ (mat for inner liner)

Sparkle Glimmer Paper: Snowfall Thinlit die cut snowflake


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

Yesterday, we went to a cool little Antique shop in Pine Junction.  Lots of really cool goodies – so I was really proud of everything I did NOT buy! 😉

Afterwards, we drove out past Shawnee to the Shaggy Sheep Cafe!

If you’re ever in this neck of the woods, be sure to stop – the burgers with green chile are really yum.  The waitress asked how we wanted them cooked and our choices were “with pink” or “without pink”.  LOL!

We had a super lunch – although we never did see any “shaggy sheep” – and then headed back to town.

One final stop at the Bailey PO…

…where I met a sweet little red merle mini Aussie named Ada!

Then it was home to pack and prepare for the inevitable…

Home again soon!

TTFN

M

 

Categories: Christmas, Sneak peek | Tags: , , , | 16 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Happiness Surrounds Your Day!

Happy weekend, y’all!  Hope you’ve got something fun planned.

I have a plane flight planned.  Which – is NOT fun.  Not in any way that you slice it.  Tomorrow’ll be a 12 hour day to get back to Atlanta.  Bleh bleh bleh.  But we’ve had a great visit and gotten done all the things we needed to do while I was here.  So – bonus!

But – expectation management:  I will NOT be doing a Facebook live tomorrow – so sorry!  I don’t even land in Atlanta until a little after 5, so…just can’t do it, y’all!  I’ll be back next weekend, I promise!!

Let’s not think about that unpleasantness right now, though, shall we?  Instead, let’s take a look at a card that comes from the second stamp set in the upcoming Snowflake Showcase (available 1 Nov – 30 Nov 18).  This is the Happiness Surrounds stamp set and…it gives a completely different look from the Snow Is Glistening set I used yesterday.  Take a look-see:

The layout for this one is from the Tuesday Morning Sketches challenge.

I started by stamping the sentiment from Happiness Surrounds in Call Me Clover on a Whisper White panel.  Then I embossed the panel in the Subtle Dynamic TIEF and matted it on a Mango Melody panel with Liquid Glue for the card front.

On a separate piece of Whisper White, using my Stamparatus, I stamped three of the flowers from the set.  Each flower is stamped twice – I rotated the stamp 90 degrees on the second stamp to create a cross-hatched image.  One flower was done in pure Mango Melody.  On the other two, I inked the stamp in Mango Melody, then used a Sponge Dauber to color the outside edges of the flower with Poppy Parade.  Once they were all colored, I cut them out with the matching die in the Snowfall Thinlits set.  Like the Happiness Surrounds stamp set – this die set will be available only from 1 – 30 November!

With another die from the Snowfall Thinlits, I cut three detailed flowers from Mango Melody and four from Poppy Parade.  Using Liquid Glue, I adhered the flowers to the cross-hatched flowers.  I saved the fourth Poppy Parade flower for later.

I inked the leaf image from Happiness Surrounds with Call Me Clover ink and added a bunch of leaves around the sentiment.  I laid my flowers on the panel where I was going to have them end up – and used them to help me figure out where to stamp the leaves.  Hint:  this would have been a heckuva lot easier to do BEFORE I embossed the panel.  But, I just used my Call Me Clover Stampin’ Write Marker to clean up the images. 😉

I adhered all the flowers with Liquid Glue.  I took the last Poppy Parade flower and snipped away all but the very center and adhered it with a little Liquid Glue by the sentiment.

I used my Call Me Clover stamp pad to color the last little bit of White Baker’s Twine from the Sincerely Santa Project Kit.  Hint:  if you do this (and why wouldn’t you!?) be SURE to give the twine plenty of time to dry.  Just sayin’.

Then I tied a bow with my colored twine and adhered it to the little Poppy Parade flower.  I finished off the card front with some Share What You Love Artisan Pearls.  And that was it!

On the inside, I added a second sentiment from Happiness Surrounds in Call Me Clover to a Whisper White panel.  Then I stamped a flower in Poppy Parade and a couple of leaves in Call Me Clover.  I used my Mango Melody Stampin’ Write Marker to color the flower center – and added another Share What You Love pearl.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Mango Melody mat and into my Poppy Parade card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more flowers and leaves on the front…

…and on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  The Happiness Surrounds stamp set gives you a more non-seasonal selection of sentiments and floral images than the equally beautiful Snow Is Glistening set (which is more seasonally oriented!).  What’s so cool, though, is that BOTH sets work with the Snowfall Thinlits set.  Which is awesome!  Hope you like – and are counting the days to 1 Nov!

TTFN


HOST CODE FOR 16 OCT – 31 OCT: 776HUXQY

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 any active catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


It’s Time to Get Signed Up For the November Holiday Paper Pumpkin!

The Paper Pumpkin team designed November’s kit to give current you guys a solution for your holiday crafting needs!  So, now’s the time to get cozy this Christmas season with Paper Pumpkin, your One-Stop Box™ for holiday papercrafting fun.  When you subscribe by 10 November, we’ll send you our specially-designed box filled with everything you’ll need for a holly-jolly, handmade holiday.

  • The holidays are the best time to share our appreciation for others, and nothing does that like a handmade holiday card. November’s kit gives you everything you need to make plenty of those! (10 cards; 5 of 2 unique holiday designs.)
  • Coordinating colors for this kit: Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Garden Green, Gold, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, Whisper White
  • HINT:  the box is a great sneak of what’s inside!  Can you say…PLAID, baby!! 🙂

Remember, when you subscribe (or renew your subscription!) before 10 Nov, you’ll  gets all of this PLUS an exclusive stamp set AND an ink spot—all for $19.95 and that includes shipping!  If you’re currently a subscriber – just hang in there and you’ll see notice that your kit shipped after the 10th of November!

If you’re interested in subscribing to Paper Pumpkin, you can either sign up for a subscription where you’re billed monthly for your kit or you can purchase a prepaid subscription in my online store.  To see more information and to sign up for the monthly subscription, click here.  To see the options for prepaid subscriptions in my online store, click here.


Coming in November!

Let it snow! Or at least… create a snowy wonderland using this incredible assortment of products.

With two stamp sets, paper, accessories, and dies, the only limit is your creativity!

This suite of snowy goodness is currently available only to Demonstrators (or…in a Starter Kit!) – but it’s coming soon for you guys!

The thing is, when it does arrive for you on 1 Nov, it’ll only be while supplies last OR until 30 November 2018 whichever comes first!  If a product’s supply is depleted before 30 November 30 it will no longer be available for purchase.

You can click on the picture above to see a fun video showcasing the products.  Then check out the flyer below to take a closer look-see!


Stampin’ Up! Products Used in this Project:  

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Poppy Parade Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored at 5 1/2″); Snowflake Thinlits die cut flowers (x4)

Mango Melody Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); Snowflake Thinlits die cut flowers (x3)

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); Snowflake Thinlits die cut solid flowers (x3)


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


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


Finn Fan Fix

This post is not scary.

Nor filled with soaring vistas of Colorado.  We’ve done a lot of driving these past couple of days – and taking pictures while driving is usually frowned upon.

No – this post is all about cute.

Just a single picture of Clare Belle.

Attempting to reduce her three foot length into the smallest possible footprint!

No.  We do not know why.

Nor how.

But she’s darned cute, isn’t she?! 🙂

TTFN

M

 

Categories: Any Occasion, Congratulations, For You, Friendship, General, Happy Birthday, Life Event, Paper Pumpkin, Special Promotions | Tags: , | 14 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Snow is Glistening Merry Christmas

Well.  Here we are.  It’s Friday already – and getting close to the end of my time in Colorado.  Pretty hard to believe – when I arrived two weeks ago it felt like we had lots of time.  But….nope.  The time has flown – I can’t believe it’s almost over.  🙁

I made a fun little card for you guys today with the upcoming, limited availability Snow is Glistening stamp set (coming on 1 Nov), that I put on a little bit of Santa’s Workshop Specialty DSP.  Take a look-see:

The layout for this one is a loose CASE of Krista Frattin’s card for this week’s Global Design Project Case the Designer challenge!

I started with some tree-covered paper from the Santa’s Workshop Specialty DSP and matted it on Poppy Parade card stock for the card front.

On a smaller Whisper White panel, I used my Stamparatus to ink and stamp the large and lovely tree from the Snow Is Glistening stamp set in Call Me Clover.  Read on down for details on this set – you’ll be able to get it starting 1 Nov.

I matted the panel on Poppy Parade and adhered it to the card front with Liquid Glue.

The sentiment, also from Snow Is Glistening, is stamped in Poppy Parade on a Whisper White strip.  I snipped banners on both ends and edged it with my Call Me Clover Stampin’ Write Marker.  Then I used Liquid Glue to adhere it at a jaunty angle onto the tree panel.

I adhered a new Snowflake Trinket (coming 1 Nov) with a Glue Dot on the end of the banner.  With some White Baker’s Twine leftover from my Sincerely Santa Project Kit, I tied a bow from two lengths of the twine and adhered it with another (squished up) Glue Dot.  And that was it for the card front!

On the inside, I added a Whisper White panel with a second Snow Is Glistening sentiment in Poppy Parade and surrounded it with some Call Me Clover snowflakes.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Poppy Parade 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 more Snow Is Glistening snowflakes on the front…

…and the envelope flap got more Santa’s Workshop Specialty DSP.

Et Voila!  I love this Snow is Glistening stamp set!  And the matching Snowfall Thinlits (which I didn’t use on this card!).  And I hope you’re counting the days until you can get all the parts for yourself!  November!  From 1 – 30.  That’s it!  After that?  GONE, baby!

So…be ready!  Hope you like!

TTFN


HOST CODE FOR 16 OCT – 31 OCT: 776HUXQY

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 any active catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


Santa’s Workshop Memories & More Card Pack is BACK!

Whoo-hoo!  This awesome pack is chock-a-block full of wonderful Christmas images and sentiments!  And…it’s back in stock!

Head on over to my online store and getcha some! 🙂


It’s Time to Get Signed Up For the November Holiday Paper Pumpkin!

The Paper Pumpkin team designed November’s kit to give current you guys a solution for your holiday crafting needs!  So, now’s the time to get cozy this Christmas season with Paper Pumpkin, your One-Stop Box™ for holiday papercrafting fun.  When you subscribe by 10 November, we’ll send you our specially-designed box filled with everything you’ll need for a holly-jolly, handmade holiday.

  • The holidays are the best time to share our appreciation for others, and nothing does that like a handmade holiday card. November’s kit gives you everything you need to make plenty of those! (10 cards; 5 of 2 unique holiday designs.)
  • Coordinating colors for this kit: Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Garden Green, Gold, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, Whisper White
  • HINT:  the box is a great sneak of what’s inside!  Can you say…PLAID, baby!! 🙂

Remember, when you subscribe (or renew your subscription!) before 10 Nov, you’ll  gets all of this PLUS an exclusive stamp set AND an ink spot—all for $19.95 and that includes shipping!  If you’re currently a subscriber – just hang in there and you’ll see notice that your kit shipped after the 10th of November!

If you’re interested in subscribing to Paper Pumpkin, you can either sign up for a subscription where you’re billed monthly for your kit or you can purchase a prepaid subscription in my online store.  To see more information and to sign up for the monthly subscription, click here.  To see the options for prepaid subscriptions in my online store, click here.


Coming in November!

Let it snow! Or at least… create a snowy wonderland using this incredible assortment of products.

With two stamp sets, paper, accessories, and dies, the only limit is your creativity!

This suite of snowy goodness is currently available only to Demonstrators (or…in a Starter Kit!) – but it’s coming soon for you guys!

The thing is, when it does arrive for you on 1 Nov, it’ll only be while supplies last OR until 30 November 2018 whichever comes first!  If a product’s supply is depleted before 30 November 30 it will no longer be available for purchase.

You can click on the picture above to see a fun video showcasing the products.  Then check out the flyer below to take a closer look-see!


Stampin’ Up! Products Used in this Project: 

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Garden Green Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored at 5 1/2″)

Poppy Parade Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2 7/8″ x 4 1/8″ (mat for tree panel)

Whisper White Card Stock: 2 3/4″ x 4″ (tree panel); 3/4″ x 3 1/4″ (sentiment strip); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

Santa’s Workshop Specialty DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); envelope flap

Sparkle Glimmer Paper: 3/4″ x 4″ (banner on front)


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


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


Finn Fan Fix

I don’t know if y’all realize this, but…Sasquatch is a real dude (or dude-ette.  There are definitely dude-ette’s, cuz there are apparently infants and toddlers, so…).

Seriously.  And they hang out in Colorado.

I know this because there’s an entire museum and research center dedicated to them down in Bailey.

And it includes a huge wall map of Colorado with pins stuck where folks have seen him/he/them, heard him/her/them, or stumbled upon one of their apartment complexes.

Three pins are near my Mom’s house. 😳

We explored the museum and took the sanctioned photos.

Beware – these are a little frightening…

At first we thought he was being kept outside by this sturdy window.

 

So we felt pretty safe taking a picture or two in this secluded forest opening.

But then…we realized….

HE WAS RIGHT BEHIND US!!!

I know.  Pretty scary stuff.

My apologies for any heart palpitations resulting from this post!

TTFN

M

 

Categories: Christmas | Tags: , , | 8 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Warm Hearted Thanks for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Happy Thursday, y’all – and welcome to another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!! This is another installment of the Joint Blog Hop between the Happy Inkin’ Thursday and Happy Stampers Blog Hop ladies!  I hope you really enjoy all the inspiration you can get from our talented folks!

I pulled out the pretty host-exclusive stamp set called Warm Hearted and added some leafy elements.  Take a look-see:

As with each of these Joint Blog Hops, we can use the sketch or the color challenge for our projects.  Check them out!

I picked the color challenge, as you can see!

I started by embossing a Crumb Cake panel in the wondrous Tin Tile Dynamic TIEF and then sponging the edges with Crumb Cake ink.  Then I adhered it to a Merry Merlot mat for the card front.

I used the berry die in the Frosted Bouquet Framelits to cut two Merry Merlot berry branches, the Sprig Punch to cut two copper sprigs from the Joyous Noel 6″ x 6″ Glimmer Paper and the Pretty Pines Thinlits to cut two Tranquil Tide boughs.

I added the cut berries, sprigs and boughs to the card front with Liquid Glue.

My sentiment, from the Warm Hearted stamp set (this is a Host-Exclusive stamp set!), is stamped in Merry Merlot on a Very Vanilla strip.  I heat embossed the little line-image in Copper above and below the sentiment.

On each end of the strip, I added the flourish in Tranquil Tide.

I used my 3/4″ Circle Punch to cut each of the corners – I stuck each corner part-way into the punch to create them.

I lightly sponged the edge of the sentiment panel with the Crumb Cake inked sponge (very dry!) and then popped it onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I added a Linen Thread double-loop Billie bow with a Glue Dot and the card front was done!

On the inside, I simply added the Warm Hearted line image in Merry Merlot and the flourish in Tranquil Tide to a Very Vanilla panel.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Merry Merlot mat and then into my Crumb Cake card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got the Warm Hearted line and flourish in Merry Merlot and Tranquil Tide on the front…

…and on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I love this sentiment in the Warm Hearted stamp set – especially set atop one of my favorite new things – the Tin Tile Dynamic TIEF!  Hope you like!

Now that you’ve seen my card, take a minute to hop thru all our projects today  If you click on the Next Blog button, you’ll go right to Kristi Gray’s page. And you can just click on the names below to go direct to all the blogs!

Mary Deatherage – YOU ARE HERE!

Have fun on the Hop!!

TTFN

 

 

 


Santa’s Workshop Memories & More Card Pack is BACK!

Whoo-hoo!  This awesome pack is chock-a-block full of wonderful Christmas images and sentiments!  And…it’s back in stock!

Head on over to my online store and getcha some! 🙂


It’s Time to Get Signed Up For the November Holiday Paper Pumpkin!

The Paper Pumpkin team designed November’s kit to give current you guys a solution for your holiday crafting needs!  So, now’s the time to get cozy this Christmas season with Paper Pumpkin, your One-Stop Box™ for holiday papercrafting fun.  When you subscribe by 10 November, we’ll send you our specially-designed box filled with everything you’ll need for a holly-jolly, handmade holiday.

  • The holidays are the best time to share our appreciation for others, and nothing does that like a handmade holiday card. November’s kit gives you everything you need to make plenty of those! (10 cards; 5 of 2 unique holiday designs.)
  • Coordinating colors for this kit: Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Garden Green, Gold, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, Whisper White
  • HINT:  the box is a great sneak of what’s inside!  Can you say…PLAID, baby!! 🙂

Remember, when you subscribe (or renew your subscription!) before 10 Nov, you’ll  gets all of this PLUS an exclusive stamp set AND an ink spot—all for $19.95 and that includes shipping!  If you’re currently a subscriber – just hang in there and you’ll see notice that your kit shipped after the 10th of November!

If you’re interested in subscribing to Paper Pumpkin, you can either sign up for a subscription where you’re billed monthly for your kit or you can purchase a prepaid subscription in my online store.  To see more information and to sign up for the monthly subscription, click here.  To see the options for prepaid subscriptions in my online store, click here.


Coming in November!

Let it snow! Or at least… create a snowy wonderland using this incredible assortment of products.

With two stamp sets, paper, accessories, and dies, the only limit is your creativity!

This suite of snowy goodness is currently available only to Demonstrators (or…in a Starter Kit!) – but it’s coming soon for you guys!

The thing is, when it does arrive for you on 1 Nov, it’ll only be while supplies last OR until 30 November 2018 whichever comes first!  If a product’s supply is depleted before 30 November 30 it will no longer be available for purchase.

You can click on the picture above to see a fun video showcasing the products.  Then check out the flyer below to take a closer look-see!


Stampin’ Up! Products Used in this Project:  

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Crumb Cake Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored at 5 1/2″); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front)

Merry Merlot Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); Frosted Bouquet Framelits die cut berries (x2)

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 1 3/8″ x 4″ (sentiment); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

Joyous Noel 6″ x 6″ Glimmer Paper: Sprig Punch leaves (x2)

Tranquil Tide Card Stock: Pretty Pines Thinlits die cut boughs (x2)


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


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


Finn Fan Fix

No FFF’s on Blog Hop day!

TTFN

M

 

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Stampin’ Up! Signs of Santa’s Workshop

Happy Happy Hawwmp day, y’all!  Today we’re headed into town for a bit – and part of our day’s agenda is to meet a couple of customer/friends for lunch while we’re in town!  I’m very much looking forward to meeting them! 🙂

In the meantime, I’ve made a quick little card for you using the new Signs of Santa stamp set and matching Santa’s Signpost Framelits.  Take a look-see:

This layout comes from this week’s CAS(E) This Sketch challenge.

I started by adhering a piece of Santa’s Workshop Specialty DSP to a piece of Poppy Parade card stock for the card front.

Next I used my Paper Snips to bannerize both ends of a strip of Sparkle Glimmer Paper, then adhered it with some Liquid Glue.  Around that I wrapped some of the Garden Green Satin Ribbon I had leftover from the Sincerely Santa Project Kit, securing it in the back with Glue Dots.

I stamped the Santa’s Workshop sentiment in Garden Green on Whisper White and cut it out with the Christmas Traditions punch (which is found in the Christmas Traditions Punch Box in the Holiday Catalog!).  I used my Poppy Parade Stampin’ Write Marker to make faux stitches around and adhered it with Liquid Glue.

Using my Stamparatus (to get a good solid image), I stamped the Santa from the Santa’s Workshop stamp set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on a piece of Whisper White, and cut it with the matching die in the Signs of Santa Framelits.

I colored Santa with my Light and Dark Poppy Parade Stampin’ Blends – and colored his buckle with the Dark Mango Melody Blend.  Than I used Stampin’ Dimensionals to pop him onto the card front.

I used several snowflakes and a bow shape from the Santa’s Workshop Enamel Shapes to finish off the card front.

On the inside, I stamped a second Santa’s Workshop sentiment in Garden Green on a Whisper White panel. Next to the sentiment I stamped a stack of gifts in Tuxedo Black and colored them with my Poppy Parade Blends and Garden Green Stampin’ Write Marker.

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

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got another stack of presents on the front…

…and I added more of the Santa’s Workshop Specialty DSP to the envelope flap.

Et Voila! Poppy Parade and Garden Green come together beautifully with the Santa’s Worship suite of goodies!  Hope you like!

You can still pick up all these goodies – and more! – in my Santa’s Workshop Special Bundle.  Check it out right here!

TTFN


HOST CODE FOR 16 OCT – 31 OCT: 776HUXQY

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 any active catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


Santa’s Workshop Memories & More Card Pack is BACK!

Whoo-hoo!  This awesome pack is chock-a-block full of wonderful Christmas images and sentiments!  And…it’s back in stock!

Head on over to my online store and getcha some! 🙂


It’s Time to Get Signed Up For the November Holiday Paper Pumpkin!

The Paper Pumpkin team designed November’s kit to give current you guys a solution for your holiday crafting needs!  So, now’s the time to get cozy this Christmas season with Paper Pumpkin, your One-Stop Box™ for holiday papercrafting fun.  When you subscribe by 10 November, we’ll send you our specially-designed box filled with everything you’ll need for a holly-jolly, handmade holiday.

  • The holidays are the best time to share our appreciation for others, and nothing does that like a handmade holiday card. November’s kit gives you everything you need to make plenty of those! (10 cards; 5 of 2 unique holiday designs.)
  • Coordinating colors for this kit: Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Garden Green, Gold, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, Whisper White
  • HINT:  the box is a great sneak of what’s inside!  Can you say…PLAID, baby!! 🙂

Remember, when you subscribe (or renew your subscription!) before 10 Nov, you’ll  gets all of this PLUS an exclusive stamp set AND an ink spot—all for $19.95 and that includes shipping!  If you’re currently a subscriber – just hang in there and you’ll see notice that your kit shipped after the 10th of November!

If you’re interested in subscribing to Paper Pumpkin, you can either sign up for a subscription where you’re billed monthly for your kit or you can purchase a prepaid subscription in my online store.  To see more information and to sign up for the monthly subscription, click here.  To see the options for prepaid subscriptions in my online store, click here.


Coming in November!

Let it snow! Or at least… create a snowy wonderland using this incredible assortment of products.

With two stamp sets, paper, accessories, and dies, the only limit is your creativity!

This suite of snowy goodness is currently available only to Demonstrators (or…in a Starter Kit!) – but it’s coming soon for you guys!

The thing is, when it does arrive for you on 1 Nov, it’ll only be while supplies last OR until 30 November 2018 whichever comes first!  If a product’s supply is depleted before 30 November 30 it will no longer be available for purchase.

You can click on the picture above to see a fun video showcasing the products.  Then check out the flyer below to take a closer look-see!


Stampin’ Up! Products Used in this Project: 

Product List

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

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

Poppy Parade 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)

Santa’s Workshop Specialty DSP: 3 3/4″ x 5″ (card front); envelope flap

Sparkle Glimmer Paper: 3/4″ x 4″ (banner on front)


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


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


Finn Fan Fix

On Monday evening, after a really good dinner in town (Bailey is a nice little town a few miles from my Mom’s place), we sort of re-created Girl Scout camp in the living room.

Okay – there were no s’mores, but we’d shared a piece of Triple Chocolate Cake as big as Finn’s head at dinner!

Sally had – at our request – brought her guitar up with her.

As she picked the first chord and began to sing, I was transported back 30 some-odd years to those campfire nights.  As with those times, I didn’t know all of the words – but when she sang the ones I remembered and I sang along with her…wow.

We’re both older.  Hopefully a little wiser.  But…in our hearts – we’re still Bak and Pegasus.  Those goofy riding counselors up at the barn – who were often found at the corral, riding their favorite horses after dinner.  Bareback with nothing but halters on (the horses – not us! – hello?!?) – cuz we were immortal, don’t you know!?  Or barreling back up the highway after seeing a Star Trek movie in Boulder, trying to get back in time to feed on a Saturday night.

It’s hard to imagine that so many years have passed.

TTFN

M

 

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Stampin’ Up! Happiness Surrounds Sneak Peek!

Mornin’, my peeps – hope you’re having a great week!  It’s gorgeous – again!  – here in Colorado – although…it was like…13F when I got up this morning.  Which is approximately 50F too cold for this girl! 😉

My card today is from the soon-to-be-available Happiness Surrounds stamp set.  This is a set in the Snowflake Showcase suite coming in November.  It’s only going to be available for a limited time – so be ready to snag it up on 1 Nov.  I paired it with some more pumpkin-y goodness from the Toil & Trouble DSP.  Take a look-see:

So the layout for this one is from this week’s MFT Wednesday Card Challenge:

And the colors are – loosely! – from The Paper Players.  I didn’t bring a piece of card stock, an ink pad, or a marker of any sort in Crushed Curry.  So….I substituted Mango Melody.  Mea Culpa! 😉

I started with the aforementioned piece of Mango Melody card stock as the basis for the card front.  I cut a piece of Toil & Trouble DSP to my “normal” size (3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″) and then cut it into 6 panels.  They’re pretty close to being the same size – each is roughly 1 5/8″ x 1 7/8″.  I used Liquid Glue to eyeball them and adhered them to the Mango Melody panel.

See the doily?  That little beauty was leftover from the Sincerely Santa Project Kit I showed you yesterday (see it here if you missed i!)!  Yep – SU! gives you some extras and I actually did NOT make any mistakes! Whaaaaa!??  So I had a couple leftover!

With the sweet little flower-dy circle image from Happiness Surrounds (that’s one of the new sets coming on 1 Nov) I stamped the doily in Mossy Meadow – then I re-inked in Mango Melody and stamped it a second time.  Then I adhered that doily to the card front with some Liquid Glue.

I cut four branches of berries with the die in the Frosted Bouquet Framelits – two from Mango Melody and two from Cajun Craze – and adhered them ever-so-creatively to the doily.

The sentiment, also from Happiness Surrounds, is stamped on a little strip of Whisper White in Cajun Craze.  I snipped a banner end and popped it on with a Stampin’ Dimensional.

I added a heart shaped Corrugated Element with Liquid Glue, then used Glue Dots to adhere a Linen Thread double-loop Billie-bow and a simple bow from Mossy Meadow Festive Farmhouse Cotton Twine.  I added a white round dot from the Santa’s Workshop Enamel Shapes and the card front was done!

On the inside, I added a second sentiment from Happiness Surrounds in Cajun Craze on a Whisper White panel.  Next to it, I stamped the flower circle in Mossy Meadow and Mango Melody.  I inked just a few of the leaves for each stamped image (this is a photopolymer set – so it’s easy-peasy!).  I added another of the Santa’s Workshop Enamel Elements in the middle of the “flower”.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Mango Melody mat and into my Mossy Meadow card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got another “flower” on the front – including an Enamel shape…

…and some more pumpkin Toil & Trouble DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Love the Happiness Surrounds set – it’s got wonderful sentiments and images in it – perfect for so many occasions!

I hope you like – and are marking the days until you can get these goodies for yourself!

TTFN


HOST CODE FOR 16 OCT – 31 OCT: 776HUXQY

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 any active catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


Santa’s Workshop Memories & More Card Pack is BACK!

Whoo-hoo!  This awesome pack is chock-a-block full of wonderful Christmas images and sentiments!  And…it’s back in stock!

Head on over to my online store and getcha some! 🙂


It’s Time to Get Signed Up For the November Holiday Paper Pumpkin!

The Paper Pumpkin team designed November’s kit to give current you guys a solution for your holiday crafting needs!  So, now’s the time to get cozy this Christmas season with Paper Pumpkin, your One-Stop Box™ for holiday papercrafting fun.  When you subscribe by 10 November, we’ll send you our specially-designed box filled with everything you’ll need for a holly-jolly, handmade holiday.

  • The holidays are the best time to share our appreciation for others, and nothing does that like a handmade holiday card. November’s kit gives you everything you need to make plenty of those! (10 cards; 5 of 2 unique holiday designs.)
  • Coordinating colors for this kit: Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Garden Green, Gold, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, Whisper White
  • HINT:  the box is a great sneak of what’s inside!  Can you say…PLAID, baby!! 🙂

Remember, when you subscribe (or renew your subscription!) before 10 Nov, you’ll  gets all of this PLUS an exclusive stamp set AND an ink spot—all for $19.95 and that includes shipping!  If you’re currently a subscriber – just hang in there and you’ll see notice that your kit shipped after the 10th of November!

If you’re interested in subscribing to Paper Pumpkin, you can either sign up for a subscription where you’re billed monthly for your kit or you can purchase a prepaid subscription in my online store.  To see more information and to sign up for the monthly subscription, click here.  To see the options for prepaid subscriptions in my online store, click here.


Coming in November!

Let it snow! Or at least… create a snowy wonderland using this incredible assortment of products.

With two stamp sets, paper, accessories, and dies, the only limit is your creativity!

This suite of snowy goodness is currently available only to Demonstrators (or…in a Starter Kit!) – but it’s coming soon for you guys!

The thing is, when it does arrive for you on 1 Nov, it’ll only be while supplies last OR until 30 November 2018 whichever comes first!  If a product’s supply is depleted before 30 November 30 it will no longer be available for purchase.

You can click on the picture above to see a fun video showcasing the products.  Then check out the flyer below to take a closer look-see!


Stampin’ Up! Products Used in this Project: 

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Mossy Meadow Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored at 5 1/2″)

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

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

Toil & Trouble DSP:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front – cut into 6 – 1 7/8″ x ~1 5/8″ squares); 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

As advertised, my friend arrived on Monday afternoon – and we immediately sat down – so we could both get a little work done (me blogging and Sally grading papers – she’s an online teacher – which appears to be VERY hard work…that career choice is definitely not for me, y’all!!).  So – since I’m camera happy, I took a little pic…

Okay – so I’m camera HAPPY – not so much camera CAPABLE! 😉

Clara mentioned she wanted in on the picture taking and that she was ready for her close-up!

She got really excited by all the commotion.  We could hardly get her to calm down….

TTFN

M

 

Categories: Any Occasion, Encouragement, For You, Friendship, Sneak peek, Thinking Of You | Tags: , , | 14 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Sincerely Santa Project Kit

Happy Monday, y’all!  Hope you had a great weekend!  We got the promised snow and holed up at the house on Sunday.  Watched the Bronco’s.

Let’s just not talk about that game, okay? 🙁

I want to share a really cool project kit from the 2018 Holiday Catalog – it’s called the Sincerely Santa Kit.  And it’s totally cool.  Take a look-see:

The kit comes all packaged up in that cute little tin – which is the perfect spot to store the THIRTY Christmas tags that you’ll make with this little number.

You’ll need to purchase the Sincerely Santa stamp set as well as the Project Kit.  It’s got all of the sentiments you see:

You’ll also need to provide an acrylic block, Liquid Glue (or SNAIL), Glue Dots (although these are optional!), Stampin’ Dimensionals, Cherry Cobbler and Garden Green inks.  And that’s it!

A couple of easy hours later…thirty really pretty Christmas tags – ready to fulfill all of your holiday wrapping needs.

Here’s a fun little video showing everything in the kit and how all the tags go together! Enjoy!

I hope you’ll snap this one up, y’all!  The tags are easy to assemble – and would be a fun project for your older kids, too!  It’s a great way to make all the tags you’ll need this season – and have a good time doing it!  Hope you like!

TTFN


HOST CODE FOR 1 OCT – 15 OCT: MC7D3KYW

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 any active catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


Santa’s Workshop Memories & More Card Pack is BACK!

Whoo-hoo!  This awesome pack is chock-a-block full of wonderful Christmas images and sentiments!  And…it’s back in stock!

Head on over to my online store and getcha some! 🙂


It’s Time to Get Signed Up For the November Holiday Paper Pumpkin!

The Paper Pumpkin team designed November’s kit to give current you guys a solution for your holiday crafting needs!  So, now’s the time to get cozy this Christmas season with Paper Pumpkin, your One-Stop Box™ for holiday papercrafting fun.  When you subscribe by 10 November, we’ll send you our specially-designed box filled with everything you’ll need for a holly-jolly, handmade holiday.

  • The holidays are the best time to share our appreciation for others, and nothing does that like a handmade holiday card. November’s kit gives you everything you need to make plenty of those! (10 cards; 5 of 2 unique holiday designs.)
  • Coordinating colors for this kit: Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Garden Green, Gold, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, Whisper White
  • HINT:  the box is a great sneak of what’s inside!  Can you say…PLAID, baby!! 🙂

Remember, when you subscribe (or renew your subscription!) before 10 Nov, you’ll  gets all of this PLUS an exclusive stamp set AND an ink spot—all for $19.95 and that includes shipping!  If you’re currently a subscriber – just hang in there and you’ll see notice that your kit shipped after the 10th of November!

If you’re interested in subscribing to Paper Pumpkin, you can either sign up for a subscription where you’re billed monthly for your kit or you can purchase a prepaid subscription in my online store.  To see more information and to sign up for the monthly subscription, click here.  To see the options for prepaid subscriptions in my online store, click here.


Coming in November!

Let it snow! Or at least… create a snowy wonderland using this incredible assortment of products.

With two stamp sets, paper, accessories, and dies, the only limit is your creativity!

This suite of snowy goodness is currently available only to Demonstrators (or…in a Starter Kit!) – but it’s coming soon for you guys!

The thing is, when it does arrive for you on 1 Nov, it’ll only be while supplies last OR until 30 November 2018 whichever comes first!  If a product’s supply is depleted before 30 November 30 it will no longer be available for purchase.

You can click on the picture above to see a fun video showcasing the products.  Then check out the flyer below to take a closer look-see!


Stampin’ Up! Products Used in this Project:


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 even need to say much except…what a difference a night makes!

It snowed much of the night and into the day – big ole fat flakes…

…and then the sun came out for a little while!

TTFN

M

 

Categories: Christmas, Gift Tags, Project Kits | Tags: , , , | 10 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Just a Note to Wish You Well

Good morning, y’all!  Hope your weekend is going swimmingly!

WE will not be swimming – cuz of how it’s colder than a well-digger’s lunch bucket here (that’s REALLY cold in case you’re unfamiliar with the analogy!).

So – I’ve come to the sad realization that I just don’t have enough internet speed/bandwidth here to do a FB Live – so…we’re going to have to skip that for today.  I’ll try to be back next week, though!

I made a simple little card using the Wishing You Well stamp set and some pumpkins from the Toil & Trouble DSP.  Take a look-see:

The design for this one hailed from this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge.

I started with a piece of Very Vanilla card stock that I embossed in the Layered Leaves Dynamic TIEF.

Now – I learned something today.  My mom has a Big Shot so I didn’t bring mine – and I didn’t bring most of my platforms.  Something told me to stick the Magnetic Platform in, though.  Which is good – cuz the platform my mom has is AWOL.  So…I tried messing around with what I had.  With this Dynamic TIEF (these are a lot thicker, remember) I was able to emboss with a Magnetic Card from Stamp-N-Storage as a shim with the Magnetic Platform!  Score! 🙂

I added faux stitches with my Mossy Meadow Stampin’ Write Marker, then I matted the panel on a Cajun Craze panel for the card front.

On another piece of Very Vanilla, I stamped the pretty grasses image from the Wishing You Well stamp set in Mango Melody – then I turned the stamp ever-so-slightly and stamped it again without re-inking.  I added the flowers with Cajun Craze and stamped the oh-so-totally-gorgeous ribbon/bow with Mossy Meadow.  Then I cut the image with the largest circle die in the Stitched Shapes Framelits.

I matted the circle on a Scalloped Circle of Cajun Craze and popped it onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I fussy cut three pumpkins from the Toil & Trouble DSP and adhered them with a combination of Liquid Glue and Dimensionals.

The Wishing You Well sentiment is stamped in Mossy Meadow on a strip of Very Vanilla.  I snipped banner ends, then edged it with my Mossy Meadow Stampin’ Write Marker and adhered it with Liquid Glue.

I tied a Mossy Meadow bow from the Festive Farmhouse Cotton Twine and stuck it on with a Glue  Dot.  Several gold Metallic Pearls on the flowers and on the sentiment finished off the card front.

On the inside, I added another Wishing You Well leaves image in Mango Melody on a Very Vanilla panel.  I added Cajun Craze flowers, a Mossy Meadow bow and Mossy Meadow faux stitches, too!

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Cajun Craze mat and then into my Mango Melody card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got more flowers on the front…

…and I added some more of the Toil & Trouble DSP to the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I just love this Wishing You Well stamp set – I think it has to be one of my favorites in the Holiday Catalog.  Hope you like!

TTFN


HOST CODE FOR 1 OCT – 15 OCT: MC7D3KYW

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 any active catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


Santa’s Workshop Memories & More Card Pack is BACK!

Whoo-hoo!  This awesome pack is chock-a-block full of wonderful Christmas images and sentiments!  And…it’s back in stock!

Head on over to my online store and getcha some! 🙂


It’s Time to Get Signed Up For the November Holiday Paper Pumpkin!

The Paper Pumpkin team designed November’s kit to give current you guys a solution for your holiday crafting needs!  So, now’s the time to get cozy this Christmas season with Paper Pumpkin, your One-Stop Box™ for holiday papercrafting fun.  When you subscribe by 10 November, we’ll send you our specially-designed box filled with everything you’ll need for a holly-jolly, handmade holiday.

  • The holidays are the best time to share our appreciation for others, and nothing does that like a handmade holiday card. November’s kit gives you everything you need to make plenty of those! (10 cards; 5 of 2 unique holiday designs.)
  • Coordinating colors for this kit: Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Garden Green, Gold, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, Whisper White
  • HINT:  the box is a great sneak of what’s inside!  Can you say…PLAID, baby!! 🙂

Remember, when you subscribe (or renew your subscription!) before 10 Nov, you’ll  gets all of this PLUS an exclusive stamp set AND an ink spot—all for $19.95 and that includes shipping!  If you’re currently a subscriber – just hang in there and you’ll see notice that your kit shipped after the 10th of November!

If you’re interested in subscribing to Paper Pumpkin, you can either sign up for a subscription where you’re billed monthly for your kit or you can purchase a prepaid subscription in my online store.  To see more information and to sign up for the monthly subscription, click here.  To see the options for prepaid subscriptions in my online store, click here.


Coming in November!

Let it snow! Or at least… create a snowy wonderland using this incredible assortment of products.

With two stamp sets, paper, accessories, and dies, the only limit is your creativity!

This suite of snowy goodness is currently available only to Demonstrators (or…in a Starter Kit!) – but it’s coming soon for you guys!

The thing is, when it does arrive for you on 1 Nov, it’ll only be while supplies last OR until 30 November 2018 whichever comes first!  If a product’s supply is depleted before 30 November 30 it will no longer be available for purchase.

You can click on the picture above to see a fun video showcasing the products.  Then check out the flyer below to take a closer look-see!


Stampin’ Up! Products Used in this Project:

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Mango Melody Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored 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 art)

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); 2 7/8″ Stitched Shapes Framelits circle (art)

Toil & Trouble DSP:  fussy cut pumpkins; 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

As requested – some pics from Colorado!

Saturday was gorgeous – supposed to start the snow at 2am on Sunday – so we did a little bit of errand running.  Then when we got home I noticed a few…nuthatches (I think?) on a pine tree outside the deck.

See him?

He and his buddies were flitting all around one particular pine tree with lots of pine cones.  They’d land on the pine cone (upside down!) and peck peck peck at the seed inside!

Not easy to see him – sorry!  But they were quite entertaining for a few minutes!

Here’s a few pics from around our house….the Aspen are busy being spectacular!

When I went on today’s walk – I’m TRYING to be good and keep closing those darned iWatch rings!! – I got a super view

The house is nestled in the woods – pretty quintessential cabin in the Colorado mountains!

So – Monday’s pictures will probably feature that cold white stuff!  Stay tuned!

TTFN

M

 

Categories: Any Occasion, Everyday, Fall, For You, Friendship, General, Just a Note, Just Because, Paper Pumpkin | Tags: , | 24 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Alpine Adventure in Plaid!

Good Saturday, y’all!  We’re waiting for another round of snow for the weekend and then looking for beautiful Colorado days all next week.  Whoo-hoo!

My friend from…forever?…is coming up on Monday and spending the night with us.  I met Sally when we were Girl Scout riding camp counselors (she was Bak and I was Pegasus and we still call each other those camp names!) in the Colorado mountains when we were in college.  We very very quickly became the best the best of friends.  No matter how long we’re apart – when we get together, it’s like there’s been no time passing at all.  Y’all have friends like that I hope! 🙂

A few (maybe…20?) years ago, we’d have had a “sleepover” – complete with roasted marshmallows (even if we had to roast them over an electric stove.  Yes – that’s doable!), multiple movies (like…Man From Snowy River and Star Trek), and we’d have stayed up most of the night.

These days?  I’ll have a blog post to do for Tuesday and she’s got an online meeting she has to do for her work!  Oh – and we’ll crash by 9, I have no doubt.

We’re not quite as spry as we used to be, huh? 😉

But – we’ll have a good time, there’s definitely no doubt about that! 🙂

My card for today uses a new (to me) set from the 2018 Holiday Catalog called Alpine Adventure!  I put it over some blue plaid that I created with the Buffalo Check Background.  Take a look-see:

I started by creating my plaid on a piece of Balmy Blue card stock.  Using my Stamparatus, I inked and stamped the Buffalo Check background on the panel with Coastal Cabana ink.  I re-inked and stamped a couple of times until I got the depth of color I wanted.

To create the stripes, I used a non-SU! White Gel Pen and my craft ruler, plus a Coastal Cabana Stampin’ Write Marker (Note:  this was the Marker, not a Blend, and it worked just fine.  I used the brush end!).

I matted the panel on a piece of Coastal Cabana for the card front.

The art started with a smaller piece of Balmy Blue that I embossed in the Softly Falling TIEF.  Then I sponged it with Frost White Shimmer Paint and matted it on Coastal Cabana.

I cut the fun sled with the Alpine Sports Thinlits from a piece of Wood Textures DSP and adhered it to the panel with Liquid Glue.

With the dies in the Alpine Sports Thinlits, I cut some Silver Glimmer Paper snowflakes and a few holly leaves from Mint Macaron card stock.

I adhered the snowflakes to the panel with Liquid Glue, then used a couple three Glue Dots to wind a few loops of Silver & Pool Party Baker’s Twine.

I stamped the sentiment from Alpine Adventure in Versamark on a piece of Balmy Blue, sprinkled it with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heat embossed it.  Then I cut it with the die from Alpine Sports.

I popped the sentiment over the twine with Stampin’ Dimensionals, then added the Mint Macaron holly leaves with Liquid Glue.  Finally, I added a tiny Silver Foil bow, cut with the die in Alpine Sports

I popped the whole panel onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card front was done!

On the inside, I stamped a second sentiment from Alpine Adventure in Balmy Blue on a Whisper White panel.  Then I stamped Coastal Cabana snowflakes all about…stamping a couple of times without re-inking.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Mint Macaron card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more Coastal Cabana snowflakes on the front…

…and more on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I love the Alpine Adventure stamp set – bundled with the Alpine Sports Thinlits, don’t you?  And it’s cool and sitting chilly on some wonderful Buffalo Check plaid!  Hope you like!

TTFN


HOST CODE FOR 1 OCT – 15 OCT: MC7D3KYW

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 any active catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


Santa’s Workshop Memories & More Card Pack is BACK!

Whoo-hoo!  This awesome pack is chock-a-block full of wonderful Christmas images and sentiments!  And…it’s back in stock!

Head on over to my online store and getcha some! 🙂


Time to Sign Up For the November Holiday Paper Pumpkin!

The Paper Pumpkin team designed November’s kit to give current you guys a solution for your holiday crafting needs!  So, now’s the time to get cozy this Christmas season with Paper Pumpkin, your One-Stop Box™ for holiday papercrafting fun.  When you subscribe by 10 November, we’ll send you our specially-designed box filled with everything you’ll need for a holly-jolly, handmade holiday.

  • The holidays are the best time to share our appreciation for others, and nothing does that like a handmade holiday card. November’s kit gives you everything you need to make plenty of those! (10 cards; 5 of 2 unique holiday designs.)
  • Coordinating colors for this kit: Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Garden Green, Gold, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, Whisper White
  • HINT:  the box is a great sneak of what’s inside!  Can you say…PLAID, baby!! 🙂

Remember, when you subscribe (or renew your subscription!) before 10 Nov, you’ll  gets all of this PLUS an exclusive stamp set AND an ink spot—all for $19.95 and that includes shipping!  If you’re currently a subscriber – just hang in there and you’ll see notice that your kit shipped after the 10th of November!

If you’re interested in subscribing to Paper Pumpkin, you can either sign up for a subscription where you’re billed monthly for your kit or you can purchase a prepaid subscription in my online store.  To see more information and to sign up for the monthly subscription, click here.  To see the options for prepaid subscriptions in my online store, click here.


Coming in November!

Let it snow! Or at least… create a snowy wonderland using this incredible assortment of products.

With two stamp sets, paper, accessories, and dies, the only limit is your creativity!

This suite of snowy goodness is currently available only to Demonstrators (or…in a Starter Kit!) – but it’s coming soon for you guys!

The thing is, when it does arrive for you on 1 Nov, it’ll only be while supplies last OR until 30 November 2018 whichever comes first!  If a product’s supply is depleted before 30 November 30 it will no longer be available for purchase.

You can click on the picture above to see a fun video showcasing the products.  Then check out the flyer below to take a closer look-see!


Stampin’ Up! Products Used in this Project:

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Mint Macaron Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored at 5 1/2″); Alpine Sports holly die cut

Coastal Cabana Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2 5/8″ x 4 1/8″ (mat for sentiment panel); Alpine Sports die cut oval (sentiment)

Balmy Blue Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); 2 1/2″ x 4″ (sentiment panel)

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

Silver Foil and Silver Glimmer Paper: Alpine Sports bow and snowflake die cuts


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


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


Finn Fan Fix

No new pics today, sorry – I’ve been asked for some pics of Colorado – so…will work on those for the next few FFFs!

TTFN

M

 

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Stampin’ Up! Snowfall Merry Christmas To All

Good morning, y’all!  Hope your week has gone well and that you’re ready for the weekend.

If you were in Hurricane Michael’s path, my thoughts and prayers are with you – I hope that you were spared as much as possible.

In that vein, Stampin’ Up! alerted us yesterday to a statement issued by UPS:

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Because of severe conditions caused by Hurricane Michael, UPS is temporarily putting a halt on pickups and deliveries in parts of Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina. To see if your area will be affected, visit the service alert page on the UPS website and enter your ZIP code into the search field.

We regret any inconvenience this situation may cause, but the safety of UPS employees comes first. If you (or anyone you know) live in an affected area, please stay safe and know that our thoughts and prayers are with you. Rest assured that UPS will ensure all shipments reach their final destination as quickly as conditions permit.

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If you’re in one of those areas, go to the UPS link above and it’ll tell you if your area is affected.

For those of you who expressed concern about our place on the south side of Atlanta, Wayne told me that we didn’t even get much rain or wind, so we’re fine.  Thank you all so much for worrying about us!

Now – on to more cheerful topics, yes?

I made a quick and easy card for you today with the fun Merry Christmas to All stamp set, the Swirls & Curls TIEF and a couple of little goodies from the Snowflake Showcase (coming on 1 Nov).  Take a look-see:

I played along with the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.

I started by embossing a Whisper White panel in the Swirls & Curls TIEF and adhering it to a Poppy Parade mat for the card front.

Next, I used my Stamparatus to ink and stamp the large-and-lovely sentiment from the Merry Christmas To All set in Poppy Parade on a smaller Whisper White panel.

I stamped two of the smaller holly images in Shaded Spruce – then added three little dots from the Santa’s Workshop Enamel Shapes.

I adhered the panel to a Poppy Parade mat and popped it onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

From a piece of new White Velvet Paper (coming on 1 November with the Snowflake Showcase suite), I cut three little snowflakes using the Snowfall Thinlits (also part of the Snowflake Showcase!) and adhered them with Liquid Glue.  I gave each snowflake a white dot from the Santa’s Workshop Enamel Shapes and that was it for the card front!

On the inside, I added a another sentiment (these are two individual stamps) from Merry Christmas To All in Poppy Parade on a Whisper White panel.  I added some Shaded Spruce Holly and a couple more Santa’s Workshop Enamel dots.  Sorry for the odd lighting… 🙁

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Poppy Parade mat and into my Shaded Spruce card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got a few more Shaded Spruce holly sprigs on the front  I used my Poppy Parade Stampin’ Write Marker to add a few little dots (berries) to each sprig…

…and I added some Santa’s Workshop Specialty DSP to the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  The Merry Christmas To All set – which coordinates with the Merry Christmas Thinlits – works very nicely all on it’s own!  This big sentiment is wonderful – and does all the work for you!  Hope you like!

TTFN


HOST CODE FOR 1 OCT – 15 OCT: MC7D3KYW

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 any active catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


Coming in November!

Let it snow! Or at least… create a snowy wonderland using this incredible assortment of products.

With two stamp sets, paper, accessories, and dies, the only limit is your creativity!

This suite of snowy goodness is currently available only to Demonstrators (or…in a Starter Kit!) – but it’s coming soon for you guys!

The thing is, when it does arrive for you on 1 Nov, it’ll only be while supplies last OR until 30 November 2018 whichever comes first!  If a product’s supply is depleted before 30 November 30 it will no longer be available for purchase.

You can click on the picture above to see a fun video showcasing the products.  Then check out the flyer below to take a closer look-see!


Stampin’ Up! Products Used in this Project:

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Shaded Spruce Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored at 5 1/2″)

Poppy Parade Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3 1/8″ x 5 1/8″ (mat for sentiment panel)

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 3/4″ x 5″ (card front and inner liner); 3″ x 5″ (sentiment panel)

Santa’s Workshop Specialty DSP:  envelope flap


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


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


Finn Fan Fix

 

Finn-ster likes yoghurt.

You know – cuz of how it’s healthy for him and stuff.

Probiotics.  Pre-botics.  Middle-biotics.  All the biotics are covered.

Oh – and coconut…


The carton holds out for about 5 minutes of focused licking and hand-holding.  Then he starts to carry it around and…well.  That’s about the end of it!

You buy them toys and bones and treats.

And they just want a yoghurt carton!

TTFN
M

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