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Stampin’ Up! Magical Mermaid Memories and More!

Happy happy HAAAAAWWWWMP Day!!  Hope your week is going well!

First the big news, in case you missed it yesterday!  The DAISY PUNCH IS BACK IN STOCK!  Don’t know for how long – hopefully for good, but…I sure wouldn’t hang too long before you snap it up!  Here’s a link to them in my Online Store (don’t forget to add the host code, y’all!!).

Now, you might think I’d have used the Daisy Punch in my card for today, but…that makes way too much sense, doesn’t it? Of course I didn’t use the Daisy Punch.  I used the Magical Mermaid stamp set.  And…a card from the Color Theory Memories & More Card Pack.  Take a look-see:

My layout was inspired – a little loosely, maybe! – by the sketch challenge at CAS(E) This Sketch:

And I also used the photo inspiration at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

I started with a piece of Bundle of Love DSP in Soft Sky and cut a short panel using the scallop die in the Seasonal Layers Thinlits.  Then I cut a piece of Vellum card stock with the scallop die – making it just a little shorter in length.

Using the sea grass image in the Magical Mermaid set, I stamped it in Versamark all across the bottom of the vellum panel.  Then I sprinkled it lightly with Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder, shook that off, and filled in the rest with Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  It’s not glaringly obvious that I used two colors, but I think it added a little depth.

After I heat embossed the panel, I turned it over and added some Old Olive and Pear Pizzaz behind the embossed images with my Stampin’ Write Markers.  Then I used dots of my Fine-Tip Glue behind the embossed parts of the image (to hide the glue) and adhered it over my Bundle of Love panel.

The sunset is a card in the Color Theory Memories & More Card Pack.  I cut it down to get as much of the sunburst in it as I could.  I did a dry fit with my scalloped panel and then used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to add the Magical Mermaid sentiment in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  You might notice that’s part of a sentiment.  I cut the words “in you” right off the stamp.

Oh yes I did.  And you can, too!  No one will judge you!  And it’s going to be so much easier to stamp just part of the sentiment.  And – if you just make the cut and don’t trim it up, it’ll go right back together on your block if you want the whole thing! 🙂

I also stamped the small mermaid image in Tuxedo Black.  Finally, I added some sea birds from the High Tide stamp set.  

I used Liquid Glue to add the sunburst panel to my Basic Black mat, then I popped the scalloped panel over the mat with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I stamped another little Mermaid in Tuxedo Black on a piece of Whisper White and fussy cut her – then added her with a little Liquid Glue and a Mini Stampin’ Dimensional over the stamped image on the sunburst panel.

I wrapped some Pool Party Solid Baker’s Twine twice around the card front, securing it in the back with scotch tape.  Then I added a couple of strands of Gold Mini Sequin Trim with a Glue Dot.  It’s finished off with a double-length bow, which I added with another Glue Dot.  And that was it for the card front!

On the inside, I just stamped the rest of the Magical Mermaid sentiment in Tuxedo Black on a Whisper White panel.  Over that, I added the bubbles image in Soft Sky.  Then I thought it would be fun to add a little more mermaid – so I stamped a little bit of her in Versamark and heat embossed her in Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  I lightly colored her tail with Soft Sky, Pink Pirouette and So Saffron Stampin’ Write Markers.

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

On the front of my Whisper White Medium Envelope, I added more Magical Mermaid bubbles in Soft Sky, and a Tuxedo Black mermaid…

…and then I added some gold foil bubble paper from the Bundle of Love DSP to the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I love the little Magical Mermaid bobbing on the waves, watching the sunset! The sunset I did NOT have to stamp, cuz it was already there for me on a Color Theory Memories & More Card!  How cool!  I definitely used elements from several different stamp sets and dies on this one!  Hope you like!

TTFN

Mary

P.S. Scroll on down for all the card cuts and a list of products I used in this project!  



HOST CODE FOR 16 JULY – 31 JULY: 32HPSYMQ

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


Bonus Days Going On Now…  

There’s Still Time to Gather Up As Many Coupons As You Can!

For every $50 you spend in July (before shipping and tax), you’ll get a $5 Bonus Days coupon that you can use in the month of August!
Check out the details right here.


TIME IS RUNNING OUT…

 

ONE WEEK FROM TODAY THIS DEAL WILL BE GONE!

THINK HOW FAR THOSE $5 COUPONS WOULD GO WITH AN ADDITIONAL 20% DISCOUNT!  

 

When you join in July, you’ll get $72 worth of EXTRA goodies in the free Essentials Pack.  

Take a look-see at what you get in the Essentials Pack:

  • Paper Snips (this is a $10 value).  I flat love these!  You’ve seen me make my decorated envelope flaps – this is my go-to tool for that and all my fussy cutting!
  • SNAIL Adhesive ($7 value).  Easy to use adhesive for almost every task.
  • Grid Paper ($11 value).  Such a simple thing – and yet….so useful.  And you get so many sheets – this one package will last you a LOOOOOONG time!
  • Two Clear “D” Blocks ($17 value).  Keep one.  Give one away to a friend!  Or…you know.  Keep them both for yourself! 😉
  • Bone Folder ($7 value).  An oft-overlooked but essential tool for scoring, folding or curling!
  • BONUS:  Carols of Christmas Stamp Set from the upcoming holiday catalog ($20 value). 

 

Check it all out on my Promotions Page!  I think you’ll agree – it a most wonderful time of the year to join us!!


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


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Soft Sky 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″ (inner liner) 

Bundle of Love Specialty DSP:  3 7/8″ x 3″ (scalloped panel); envelope flap  

Vellum Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 2 7/8 (top scalloped panel)  

Color Theory Card Pack:


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!


  Daisy Delight Fun Fold Blog Candy!

Here’s what’s up for grabs!

  • Daisy Delight stamp set
  • Daisy Punch
  • Wood Textures DSP Stack

For details and to get entered to win, go to this BLOG POST!  Hurry – entries close on Sunday night – 30 July!


Finn-Fan Fix  

First off – you’ll be glad to know that Finn is fully recovered from his harrowing ordeal yesterday! Thank you all for your well wishes!

This morning, before I could get covered up by work, we had a spa day!  We washed all three horses and…yep.

See the face?  That’s the face that says…”I hate this.  I do wish it didn’t feel so darned good with the warm water and my mom rubbing and scratching me all over.  Cuz I really hate this.  No.  I really really do!”

He so did not hate it!  He leaped out at the end and took great delight in sharing the water with us!  And now he’s all soft and WHITE!

And still some tangles.  But we’re working on those.  

Baby steps. 🙂

TTFN

M  

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Stampin’ Up! The Daisy Punch is IN STOCK!!

Hey, y’all!  The Daisy Delight Bundle and Daisy Punch are available right now in the online store.  Get ’em quick!!  Here’s handy links to then in my Online Store!  Whoo-hoo!!!

TTFN

Mary

 



HOST CODE FOR 16 JULY – 31 JULY: 32HPSYMQ

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


Bonus Days Going On Now…  

There’s Still Time to Gather Up As Many Coupons As You Can!

For every $50 you spend in July (before shipping and tax), you’ll get a $5 Bonus Days coupon that you can use in the month of August!
Check out the details right here.


TIME IS RUNNING OUT…

 

ONE WEEK FROM TODAY THIS DEAL WILL BE GONE!

THINK HOW FAR THOSE $5 COUPONS WOULD GO WITH AN ADDITIONAL 20% DISCOUNT!  

 

When you join in July, you’ll get $72 worth of EXTRA goodies in the free Essentials Pack.  

Take a look-see at what you get in the Essentials Pack:

  • Paper Snips (this is a $10 value).  I flat love these!  You’ve seen me make my decorated envelope flaps – this is my go-to tool for that and all my fussy cutting!
  • SNAIL Adhesive ($7 value).  Easy to use adhesive for almost every task.
  • Grid Paper ($11 value).  Such a simple thing – and yet….so useful.  And you get so many sheets – this one package will last you a LOOOOOONG time!
  • Two Clear “D” Blocks ($17 value).  Keep one.  Give one away to a friend!  Or…you know.  Keep them both for yourself! 😉
  • Bone Folder ($7 value).  An oft-overlooked but essential tool for scoring, folding or curling!
  • BONUS (and this is HUGE!):  Carols of Christmas Stamp Set from the upcoming holiday catalog ($20 value).  I suspect this one could be your go-to for the Holidays.  And you’ll get it early so you can get a head start on your Christmas Cards.  

Check it all out on my Promotions Page!  I think you’ll agree – it a most wonderful time of the year to join us!!


 

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! Sorry For Everything on a Whole Lot of Lovely

Good morning, y’all.  It’s Tuesday – and there’s exactly one week left in the month of July.  Which means there’s exactly one week left to…earn Bonus Days coupons and (more importantly!!) join us in Stampin’ Up! and cash in on the additional $72 in free goodies in the Essentials Pack.  Folks – really, now.  Do not miss this.  If I told you that you had to sign a 2 year contract with Stampin’ Up! – that would be one thing.  But all these free goodies…and at least a 20% discount…AND you can quit anytime?  Come on!  Not jumping on that is just…cray cray!! 🙂

My card for today is a pretty one – but for a sad occasion.  My friend’s friend lost her yellow lab recently.  So…an appropriate card was requested!  I used my usual non-Stampin’ Up! dog stamp and combined it wth the new Sorry For Everything stamp set and the oh-so-lovely Whole Lot of Lovely DSP.  Take a look-see:

As you can see, I opted for a no-sentiment card front.  Hold yer horses – the inside says it all!

I started with a piece of the Whole Lot of Lovely DSP and matted it on a piece of Crushed Curry for the card front.

The middle panel is a square of Whisper White card stock.  I lightly sponged it with Pool Party, then used the cloud stencil in the Pattern Party Mask set to add clouds with Embossing Paste.  When it dried, I matted the square on Crushed Curry and then Fast Fuse’d it to the card front.

I stamped my yellow lab in Crushed Curry on a piece of Whisper White card stock.  Using my Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush, I pulled color out into the image.  I barely touched the tip of the brush in my Crumb Cake ink pad lid and added it to the eyes and nose.  Then I fussy cut him.

I also fussy cut some flowers and leaves from my favorite paper in the Whole Lot of Lovely DSP.  And – I pulled about 4 pieces of Burlap “thread” from some of my 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon.  I used a few Glue Dots to wind the burlap thread around, then layered my fussy cut flowers with a few pieces from the new Touches of Nature Elements.  And I nestled my dog in the middle of the bower of flowers.  I used a combination of Liquid Glue and Stampin’ Dimensionals to create my little “picture”.

On the inside, I used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to align and stamp the large sentiment from Sorry For Everything in Basic Gray Archival Ink in the middle of a Whisper White panel.  I added two more images from the set, in stamped-off-once Tangerine Tango, above and below, also using my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig.  I added my yellow lab again, in Crushed Curry – this time giving him a tiny halo with my Crushed Curry Stampin’ Write Marker.  Finally, I sponged the top of the panel in Pool Party and added some more Embossing Paste clouds.

I matted the panel on Crushed Curry and Fast Fuse’d it into my Basic Black card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

On the front of my Whisper White Medium Envelope, I added a third yellow lab with a halo…

…and gave the envelope flap another little splash of color from the Whole Lot of Lovely DSP.

Et Voila!  I hate that anyone ever needs this kind of card to come to them, but I always hope it will bring a smile – even if it’s touched with tears.  I hope that will be the case with this one, and…I hope you like!

TTFN

Mary

P.S. Scroll on down for all the card cuts and a list of products I used in this project!  



HOST CODE FOR 16 JULY – 31 JULY: 32HPSYMQ

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


Bonus Days Going On Now…  

There’s Still Time to Gather Up As Many Coupons As You Can!

For every $50 you spend in July (before shipping and tax), you’ll get a $5 Bonus Days coupon that you can use in the month of August!
Check out the details right here.


TIME IS RUNNING OUT…

 

ONE WEEK FROM TODAY THIS DEAL WILL BE GONE!

THINK HOW FAR THOSE $5 COUPONS WOULD GO WITH AN ADDITIONAL 20% DISCOUNT!  

 

When you join in July, you’ll get $72 worth of EXTRA goodies in the free Essentials Pack.  

Take a look-see at what you get in the Essentials Pack:

  • Paper Snips (this is a $10 value).  I flat love these!  You’ve seen me make my decorated envelope flaps – this is my go-to tool for that and all my fussy cutting!
  • SNAIL Adhesive ($7 value).  Easy to use adhesive for almost every task.
  • Grid Paper ($11 value).  Such a simple thing – and yet….so useful.  And you get so many sheets – this one package will last you a LOOOOOONG time!
  • Two Clear “D” Blocks ($17 value).  Keep one.  Give one away to a friend!  Or…you know.  Keep them both for yourself! 😉
  • Bone Folder ($7 value).  An oft-overlooked but essential tool for scoring, folding or curling!
  • BONUS (and this is HUGE!):  Carols of Christmas Stamp Set from the upcoming holiday catalog ($20 value).  I suspect this one could be your go-to for the Holidays.  And you’ll get it early so you can get a head start on your Christmas Cards.  Take a look-see:


 

Check it all out on my Promotions Page!  I think you’ll agree – it a most wonderful time of the year to join us!!


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


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

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

Crushed Curry Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3″ square (mat for cloud embossed panel)

Whisper White Card Stock: 2 7/8″ square (cloud embossed panel); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner) 

Whole Lot of Lovely DSP:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); envelope flap; fussy cut flowers 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!


  Daisy Delight Fun Fold Blog Candy!

Here’s what’s up for grabs!

  • Daisy Delight stamp set
  • Daisy Punch
  • Wood Textures DSP Stack

How to win?

Leave me a comment ON THE BLOG POST IN THIS LINK!  Tell me why you think the Daisy Punch has been so popular.  You’ve got until the end of the day on Sunday, 30 July to leave a comment and get entered to win!  On Monday morning, the 31st,  I’ll use my handy Random Number Generator to select one lucky winner!  I’ll announce that person in that day’s blog.

Please note, per the Demonstrator rules from Stampin’ Up!, only those of you who live in the United States can order from me and be entered to win and I’m only able to ship Stampin’ Up! merchandise to addresses within the United States. Thanks for your understanding and good luck!!🙂


Finn-Fan Fix  

Okay you guys.

This is going to be hard for you to see.

Finn had a bit of a run-in with a flying thing today.

He hates flying things.

And – now he knows why!

He and his dad were clearing off the wash-rack in the barn (Finn might not have been so eager to help if he’d realized that he was going to be a customer of said wash rack…).  Wayne picked up a tarp and out came….pissed off sweat bees!

Lots of them.

Wayne hightailed it out of there – calling Finn with him.  

Finn failed to follow instructions.

And he got stung! 😦 😦 😦

Just once.  But it was right on the side of his schnoozle!

See the swelling on the left side of his muzzle?  It did actually spread up his face later in the day.

We called the vet and gave him a couple of Benadryl per their instructions.  And….

We watched him really closely all day to be sure the swelling didn’t get up into his wind pipe.  But…it didn’t.

He’s recovering nicely.  

But…he’s more convinced than ever that flying things are…bad.  Bad bad bad.

Poor little freckley faced puppy! 😦

TTFN

M  

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Stampin’ Up! Daisy Delight Corner Pop-Up Card – and Blog Candy!

Hey, y’all – it’s Monday!  Bleh.  No.  Really.

Bleh bleh bleh!!  Yes, I’m happy to be home, but…I’d like a month of weekends, please!  And no work.  And no specter of future travel to places in Utah….I say again. BLEH BLEH BLEEEEEHHHHH!!

Okay – my self-blehing pity party is over.

Thank you for listening!

If you were able to join me last night on Facebook (thank you!) you saw me make today’s fun-fold card.  If you weren’t able to join – here’s a link to the video on You Tube!  Enjoy…

I used the Daisy Delight stamp set and matching Daisy Punch to make this one.  And a little bit of Wood Textures DSP.  Take a look-see:

Oh wait – yes, that’s quite pretty, no doubt.  But here’s the fun part!

Cool, huh?

So – the video shows all the how-to’s and where for’s.  But, basically, you start with an 8″ x 8″ piece of card stock and then do some scoring and a little folding.  Cut out a corner and then, with a little Tear and Tape, you end up with a square, corner pop-up card to decorate!

Now – I’d seen a card quite similar to this out on Pinterest, so I decided to try it for myself.  I used the light whitewashed design in the Wood Textures DSP on three panels – all matted on Cajun Craze.

I cut a hole in the front panel, added a sentiment from Daisy Delight in Cajun Craze ink and then added a scalloped-edge circle frame in Cajun Craze.  That’s made by cutting a scallop circle with a Circles Layering Framelit and then cutting the next size smaller straight side circle out of that.  Then I just adhered it to the card front with Liquid Glue.

The Daisy Delight daisy is stamped in Crushed Curry three times on Whisper White and punched with the matching Daisy Punch.  I used my Clear Wink of Stella to pull some color into all the petals and then lightly curled them with a Bone Folder.  I stacked them up with Stampin’ Dimensionals between them and adhered it to the card inside panel with a little smear of Fast Fuse.

The sentiment on the inside is from Daisy Delight, stamped in Cajun Craze – I’ve cut my Thank You image in half so that I can get the stacked words!  I also stamped some Old Olive stems and Crushed Curry flowers.

I decorated my Whisper White Medium Envelope with more flowers from the Daisy Delight stamp set on the front…

…and I added another piece of the white-washed Wood Textures DSP to the envelope flap and stamped it all over with Crushed Curry daisies!

Et Voila!  This isn’t a hard fold to do – just take your time.  Watch the video – and I highly recommend that you make a template to help you keep the folds and cuts straight.  Or…diagonal…as the case may be!  I love this one with the Daisy Delight stamp set and punch – but what other sets can you think of that would work with this kind of fold?  Anywho – hope you like! 🙂

Scroll on down and see what you need to do to win the Blog Candy. I promise you’re going to want to be the winner! 🙂

TTFN

Mary

P.S. Scroll on down for all the card cuts and a list of products I used in this project!  



HOST CODE FOR 16 JULY – 31 JULY: 32HPSYMQ

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


Bonus Days Going On Now…  

There’s Still Time to Gather Up As Many Coupons As You Can!

For every $50 you spend in July (before shipping and tax), you’ll get a $5 Bonus Days coupon that you can use in the month of August!
Check out the details right here.


TIME IS RUNNING OUT…

ONE WEEK FROM TODAY THIS DEAL WILL BE GONE!

THINK HOW FAR THOSE $5 COUPONS WOULD GO WITH AN ADDITIONAL 20% DISCOUNT!  

When you join in July, you’ll get $72 worth of EXTRA goodies in the free Essentials Pack.  

Take a look-see at what you get in the Essentials Pack:

  • Paper Snips (this is a $10 value).  I flat love these!  You’ve seen me make my decorated envelope flaps – this is my go-to tool for that and all my fussy cutting!
  • SNAIL Adhesive ($7 value).  Easy to use adhesive for almost every task.
  • Grid Paper ($11 value).  Such a simple thing – and yet….so useful.  And you get so many sheets – this one package will last you a LOOOOOONG time!
  • Two Clear “D” Blocks ($17 value).  Keep one.  Give one away to a friend!  Or…you know.  Keep them both for yourself! 😉
  • Bone Folder ($7 value).  An oft-overlooked but essential tool for scoring, folding or curling!
  • BONUS (and this is HUGE!):  Carols of Christmas Stamp Set from the upcoming holiday catalog ($20 value).  I suspect this one could be your go-to for the Holidays.  And you’ll get it early so you can get a head start on your Christmas Cards.  Take a look-see:


Check it all out on my Promotions Page!  I think you’ll agree – it a most wonderful time of the year to join us!!


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


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Crushed Curry Card Stock: 8″ x 8″ (card base, score and fold as per the instructions in the video)

Cajun Craze Card Stock: 3 3/4″ square (x3 – mats for the DSP panels)

Wood Textures DSP: 3 5/8″ square (x3); envelope flap 

Whisper White Card Stock:  Daisy Delight flowers


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!


  Daisy Delight Fun Fold Blog Candy!

Here’s what’s up for grabs!

  • Daisy Delight stamp set
  • Daisy Punch
  • Wood Textures DSP Stack

How to win?

Leave me a comment ON THIS BLOG POST!  Tell me why you think the Daisy Punch has been so popular.  You’ve got until the end of the day on Sunday, 30 July to leave a comment and get entered to win!  On Monday morning, the 31st,  I’ll use my handy Random Number Generator to select one lucky winner!  I’ll announce that person in that day’s blog.

Please note, per the Demonstrator rules from Stampin’ Up!, only those of you who live in the United States can order from me and be entered to win and I’m only able to ship Stampin’ Up! merchandise to addresses within the United States. Thanks for your understanding and good luck!!🙂


Finn-Fan Fix  

I think in a past FFF, I mentioned that Finny will grab the tail end of his collar and carry it along as he runs around.  Yes?

Well.  He’s gotten a bit obsessive….nay, compulsive!…about it!

He’ll twist himself into crazy contortions to grab it now.  And – he works so hard trying to get it that he’ll twirl himself into a bush.

Or a golf cart!  He’s a goof-ball, I tell you!

Apparently SOMEbody has to hold the dog to keep him in line!  

Even in the house.

While he’s resting…

I got nuthin’, y’all.  I simply do not know. 🙂

TTFN

M  

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Stampin’ Up! Pop-Up Daisy Video Sneak Peek!

Happy Sunday, y’all!  Hope your weekend is going well!

We spent Saturday….gardening.  I unpacked a little.  Gave Wayne a haircut.  Did some more brushing on the fur-bucket.  Took a little nap or two.     It was a nice day – punctuated with a solid rain/thunderstorm mid-afternoon, so it was even a little cooler when it was time to feed in the evening!

So – I figure you’ve come to expect that my Sunday post will contain a little sneak peek of what I’m going to be working on in my Sunday evening Facebook Live video.  And – today is no exception!

I know you can see a daisy there…so you know we’ll be playing with that cool Daisy Punch!  It’ll be back on the 31st – and this will be a fun card to be all ready to make when you get it in your hot little hands!  It’s a fun-fold card – and…we’re going to hope I can make it again while on camera!  Fingers crossed!  

I’ll give you all the deets and card cuts on Monday and…a chance to win the Daisy Delight bundle!  Whoo-hoo! 🙂

So – hope that you’ll join me on my Stamps-N-Lingers Facebook page, tonight at 7pm Eastern!  Please make note of the new time – we’ve got an Amy’s Inkin’ Krew team meeting at 8!  So I’ll be on with y’all an hour early!!

See you then!

TTFN

Mary



HOST CODE FOR 16 JULY – 31 JULY: 32HPSYMQ

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


Bonus Days Going On Now…  

There’s Still Time to Gather Up As Many Coupons As You Can!

For every $50 you spend in July (before shipping and tax), you’ll get a $5 Bonus Days coupon that you can use in the month of August!
Check out the details:

  • There’s no limit to the number of coupons participants can receive per order or throughout the duration of the promotion.
  • You can use as many coupons as you like on your orders in August – one, three, five…
  • An email address is required to participate; Bonus Days coupon codes can only be delivered via email.
  • All order types (including Demonstrator orders!) qualify for this promotion excluding Starter Kits.

Which all means…this is a perfect time to start crossing some of those goodies off that you’ve got on your Wish List!


TIME IS RUNNING OUT…

 

DON’T WAIT AND MISS THE BEST TIME OF THE YEAR TO JOIN!

THINK HOW FAR THOSE $5 COUPONS WOULD GO WITH AN ADDITIONAL 20% DISCOUNT!  

 


Spend $99 (plus some tax).  

Get Free Shipping (saves 10%).  

Select $125 in free goodies (select bundles and save another 10%!).  

Add in about $72 in the free Essentials Pack.  

Yea.  

That’s a deal you really really shouldn’t miss!  

Take a look-see at what you get in the Essentials Pack:

  • Paper Snips (this is a $10 value).  I flat love these!  You’ve seen me make my decorated envelope flaps – this is my go-to tool for that and all my fussy cutting!
  • SNAIL Adhesive ($7 value).  Easy to use adhesive for almost every task.
  • Grid Paper ($11 value).  Such a simple thing – and yet….so useful.  And you get so many sheets – this one package will last you a LOOOOOONG time!
  • Two Clear “D” Blocks ($17 value).  Keep one.  Give one away to a friend!  Or…you know.  Keep them both for yourself! 😉
  • Bone Folder ($7 value).  An oft-overlooked but essential tool for scoring, folding or curling!
  • BONUS (and this is HUGE!):  Carols of Christmas Stamp Set from the upcoming holiday catalog ($20 value).  I suspect this one could be your go-to for the Holidays.  And you’ll get it early so you can get a head start on your Christmas Cards.  Take a look-see:


Want to know what else you’ll get?  A Lot – including a chance to earn a trip to….well.  It’s different every year!  I’m headed out on an Alaskan Cruise in 2018.  I hear tell that the trip is a Greek Island Cruise in 2019.  Wanna come with!

Check it all out on my Promotions Page!  I think you’ll agree – it a most wonderful time of the year to join us!!


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 morning during our gardening session, we picked a peck of peppers.

LOL – CHILE peppers!

And we charred them and peeled them and…decided we needed Chile Relleno Casserole for dinner.

So – me and Sous put it together!

And Sous even thought he might like him a little chile relleno!

I’m pretty sure he’s got some Latin blood, y’all – I know I showed you the picture of him licking the Yoghurt container with the raspberry/habanero chile yoghurt?

What I though would be one lick and then the “look” (what the heck, mom?!) ended up with him licking it clean.

So – when he asks me for chile relleno casserole…

He means it!! 🙂

TTFN

M  

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Stampin’ Up! Full Up Finn Fan Fix…Finally!

Good morning, y’all…from Georgia!  Whoo-hoo!!

Got home in decent time yesterday, unpacked, took the card back.  

Just to be clear – “unpacked” means…got the stuff out of the car and into the house.  Not “unpacked” as in all the stuff back where it belongs! 🙂

Oh – and petted a certain four-legged little man…

And y’all – then I just flat crashed.

No – I didn’t go to bed.  I just sort of…powered down.

I had a card all ready to share, but…yes.  It’s still packed away in my boxes.

So – I was hoping you’d be happy with a few pictures of my dude. 🙂

While I made a little bit of hummingbird food – he kept a pretty steady eye on me!

I did spend a few minutes brushing him.  Apparently Aussies “blow” their coat once or twice a year.  And it seems he decided to do that while I was gone.  But the lady with the Furminator (me!) wasn’t around.  So he needed some brushing in a big way!  I got a whole grocery bag full of hair. And there’s more to be done.  Leo (the kitty) wanted some Furminator time, too – so he got in on the action.  When Jelly-Belly would let him!

After the brushing – it was…


…which led quickly to…

The tongue.  He’s quick with it!  And once he found my ear…weeeet willllllyyyy!!! 🙂

Finally, he grew weary of that and hopped down.  And brought me his new Alaskan Elk antler chewy!  This is from my awesome upline Amy as a part of a Whoo-hoo-you-earned-the-cruise-to-Alaska gift!  She sent me a gift in Florida and also sent one here to Wayne and Finn.  How cool was that!?  He loves this chew and it’s even better if someone holds it for you while you gnaw it!

Finally we had a little dinner and fed the horses.  And Finn went to bed!  

It’s awfully good to be home, I must say!  And I’m looking forward to unpacking and getting my “spot” set back up!

I’ve got a fun little card to share with you on Sunday – look for a sneak peek in the morning, and then we’ll make it on Sunday evening on my Facebook Live video!

Thanks for letting Finn take center stage today. 🙂  He’s a helper, isn’t he??

TTFN

Mary



HOST CODE FOR 16 JULY – 31 JULY: 32HPSYMQ

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


Bonus Days Going On Now…  

There’s Still Time to Gather Up As Many Coupons As You Can!

For every $50 you spend in July (before shipping and tax), you’ll get a $5 Bonus Days coupon that you can use in the month of August!
Check out the details:

  • There’s no limit to the number of coupons participants can receive per order or throughout the duration of the promotion.
  • You can use as many coupons as you like on your orders in August – one, three, five…
  • An email address is required to participate; Bonus Days coupon codes can only be delivered via email.
  • All order types (including Demonstrator orders!) qualify for this promotion excluding Starter Kits.

Which all means…this is a perfect time to start crossing some of those goodies off that you’ve got on your Wish List!


TIME IS RUNNING OUT…

 

DON’T WAIT AND MISS THE BEST TIME OF THE YEAR TO JOIN!

THINK HOW FAR THOSE $5 COUPONS WOULD GO WITH AN ADDITIONAL 20% DISCOUNT!  

 


Spend $99 (plus some tax).  

Get Free Shipping (saves 10%).  

Select $125 in free goodies (select bundles and save another 10%!).  

Add in about $72 in the free Essentials Pack.  

Yea.  

That’s a deal you really really shouldn’t miss!  

Take a look-see at what you get in the Essentials Pack:

  • Paper Snips (this is a $10 value).  I flat love these!  You’ve seen me make my decorated envelope flaps – this is my go-to tool for that and all my fussy cutting!
  • SNAIL Adhesive ($7 value).  Easy to use adhesive for almost every task.
  • Grid Paper ($11 value).  Such a simple thing – and yet….so useful.  And you get so many sheets – this one package will last you a LOOOOOONG time!
  • Two Clear “D” Blocks ($17 value).  Keep one.  Give one away to a friend!  Or…you know.  Keep them both for yourself! 😉
  • Bone Folder ($7 value).  An oft-overlooked but essential tool for scoring, folding or curling!
  • BONUS (and this is HUGE!):  Carols of Christmas Stamp Set from the upcoming holiday catalog ($20 value).  I suspect this one could be your go-to for the Holidays.  And you’ll get it early so you can get a head start on your Christmas Cards.  Take a look-see:


Want to know what else you’ll get?  A Lot – including a chance to earn a trip to….well.  It’s different every year!  I’m headed out on an Alaskan Cruise in 2018.  I hear tell that the trip is a Greek Island Cruise in 2019.  Wanna come with!

Check it all out on my Promotions Page!  I think you’ll agree – it a most wonderful time of the year to join us!!


 

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 be greedy, y’all!  This whole post was about the fur-ball! 😉

TTFN

M  

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Stampin’ Up! Burned Out….Watts of Occasions!

Mornin’, y’all!  If things go as planned – and I wake up and get it in gear – I’ll be on my way home when you get this!  As I write on Thursday afternoon – my room is all packed up (ish) and I’m ready to start the trips to the car.  In an unusual departure from my norm – I even kept the pictures I took of the loaded car so I can repeat that!  I was ready to make a trip down, but the afternoon rain storms stopped that.  So…will write this post, have a little dinner and then maybe take a load.  It’ll be a bit cooler then, too – so maybe my inks and stamp sets won’t swelter! 🙂

The card I’m sharing today uses a few ideas from the catalog for this super cute Watts of Occasions stamp set.  I grabbed a couple of ideas from several cards that SU! used as examples and combined them on this quick and easy card.  Take a look-see:

Yea.  I might have been feeling a little burned out when I made this one! 🙂  And that little face in the light bulb – it’s just the cutest!

This one went together in about 3 seconds flat.  So – hang on!

I started with a regular Tranquil Tide card base, folded in a vertical tent.  Using some sticky notes, I laid the card flat on my work space and masked the back off.  Then I stamped the little burned out image from Watts of Occasions in Tranquil Tide all across the front.  I did not use my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig…just eyeballed it!

I cut a piece of my Canson 90lb Cold-Pressed Watercolor Paper for the sentiment banner.  I cut the end with my Banner Triple Punch.  I don’t know if you can tell it – but I cut the other end to make it a little catty-wampus.  Can you see that?  I wanted it to look….sort of too-tired-to-even-be-straight!

I stamped the image in Basic Black Archival Ink and when it was dry, used my Aqua Pen to quickly brush some Tranquil Tide across his face.  Then I stamped the sentiment – crookedy-ly! – in more Basic Black Archival Ink.

The second banner is cut to the same dimensions – including the catty-wampus “straight” side – in Daffodil Delight card stock.  Then I embossed it in my Polka Dot Basic TIEF.

To assemble the card front, I used a strip or two of Fast Fuse to adhere some loop-d-loops of Silver Mini Sequin Trim, then I popped the banners over the top with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  And…done! 🙂

On the inside, I used a piece of Whisper White card stock and stamped the Watts of Occasions heart-bulb in Basic Black Archival Ink in the corner.  Then I gave it a quick brush of Powder Pink with my Aqua Pen.

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Daffodil Delight mat and into the card base and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got the heart-bulb image in Powder Pink on the front…

…and a few more times on the envelope flap.  I used sticky notes to protect the front of the envelope while I did this part!

Et Voila!  This is such a fun a little set – the images are super cute and, if you like puns, then the sentiments in this one are definitely for you!  Hope you like!

TTFN

Mary

P.S. Scroll on down for all the card cuts and a list of products I used in this project!  



HOST CODE FOR 16 JULY – 31 JULY: 32HPSYMQ

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


Bonus Days Going On Now…  

There’s Still Time to Gather Up As Many Coupons As You Can!

For every $50 you spend in July (before shipping and tax), you’ll get a $5 Bonus Days coupon that you can use in the month of August!
Check out the details:

  • There’s no limit to the number of coupons participants can receive per order or throughout the duration of the promotion.
  • You can use as many coupons as you like on your orders in August – one, three, five…
  • An email address is required to participate; Bonus Days coupon codes can only be delivered via email.
  • All order types (including Demonstrator orders!) qualify for this promotion excluding Starter Kits.

Which all means…this is a perfect time to start crossing some of those goodies off that you’ve got on your Wish List!


TIME IS RUNNING OUT…

 

DON’T WAIT AND MISS THE BEST TIME OF THE YEAR TO JOIN!

THINK HOW FAR THOSE $5 COUPONS WOULD GO WITH AN ADDITIONAL 20% DISCOUNT!  

 


Spend $99 (plus some tax).  

Get Free Shipping (saves 10%).  

Select $125 in free goodies (select bundles and save another 10%!).  

Add in about $72 in the free Essentials Pack.  

Yea.  

That’s a deal you really really shouldn’t miss!  

Take a look-see at what you get in the Essentials Pack:

  • Paper Snips (this is a $10 value).  I flat love these!  You’ve seen me make my decorated envelope flaps – this is my go-to tool for that and all my fussy cutting!
  • SNAIL Adhesive ($7 value).  Easy to use adhesive for almost every task.
  • Grid Paper ($11 value).  Such a simple thing – and yet….so useful.  And you get so many sheets – this one package will last you a LOOOOOONG time!
  • Two Clear “D” Blocks ($17 value).  Keep one.  Give one away to a friend!  Or…you know.  Keep them both for yourself! 😉
  • Bone Folder ($7 value).  An oft-overlooked but essential tool for scoring, folding or curling!
  • BONUS (and this is HUGE!):  Carols of Christmas Stamp Set from the upcoming holiday catalog ($20 value).  I suspect this one could be your go-to for the Holidays.  And you’ll get it early so you can get a head start on your Christmas Cards.  Take a look-see:


Want to know what else you’ll get?  A Lot – including a chance to earn a trip to….well.  It’s different every year!  I’m headed out on an Alaskan Cruise in 2018.  I hear tell that the trip is a Greek Island Cruise in 2019.  Wanna come with!

Check it all out on my Promotions Page!  I think you’ll agree – it a most wonderful time of the year to join us!!


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


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″)

Daffodil Delight Card Stock: 2 1/8″ x 3 5/8″ (embossed banner); 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for inner liner)

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

Canson 90lb Cold Pressed Watercolor Paper: 2 1/8″ x 3 5/8″ (sentiment banner)


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 pictures of the Finn today!  Don’t be scared of Cujo – his smile is fiercer than his bite (which is pretty much non-existent!!) 😉

TTFN

M  

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Stampin’ Up! Touches of Textures and Orchids for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop



Happy Thursday, y’all – and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!  Everybody’s playing today, so be sure to check out all the ladies’ blogs when you get done here!

We had a clean and simple sketch to play with this week.  Check it out.

I played with a new bundle – the Climbing Orchid Bundle in the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog.  And I added some Touches of Texture to bring it on home.  Take a look-see:

I got a little help in the color department from the Sunday Stamps challenge this week.

I started with a panel of Smoky Slate card stock, simply matted on a piece of Whisper White.  In the center of the panel, I stamped the image from the Touches of Texture stamp set in Smoky Slate ink.  Over that, and a little to the side, in Basic Black Archival Ink, I stamped the flower image – also from Touches of Texture.

I pulled out my Cherry Cobbler ink pad and used my Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush to color the “roses”, picking up the ink from the lid of the pad.  The other flowers are lightly colored with the Wink of Stella picking up Dapper Denim and the leaves are in Marina mist.

I made the sentiment banner by stamping the sentiment from Climbing Orchid in Cherry Cobbler on a strip of Whisper White.  Isn’t that font gorgeous!?!  I snipped a banner end on one side and then edged it with my Dapper Denim Stampin’ Write Marker.

The orchid embellishment is the smaller flower in the Climbing Orchid stamp set, stamped in Dapper Denim on a piece of Pool Party card stock.  Then I pulled some ink from the outlined image with my Clear Wink brush.  When it dried, I carefully went back over the lines with the fine-tip end of my Dapper Denim marker – just to “pop” them back out.  I also stamped the stamen (?) of the flower – I used stamped-off-once Cherry Cobbler for the outer part, and straight up Cherry Cobbler for the middle (it’s a two-step image).  

I cut out the two pieces with the matching dies in the Orchid Builder Framelits and used a Mini Stampin’ Dimensional to pop the stamen onto the flower.

I ran a strip of Night of Navy Washi from the new Basics Pack 3 Washi Tape across the middle of the panel.  Then, I adhered the flower to the sentiment banner with a little Liquid Glue, used some Glue Dots to wind a few loops of Silver Metallic Thread around on the back and then popped the whole thing on with more Stampin’ Dimensionals.  And yes – that was it for the card front.

On the inside, I went a little off of “normal” and used another piece of Smoky Slate card stock as the inner liner.  I stamped the flower from the Touches of Texture in the bottom corner and colored it with the Clear Wink of Stella – just like I’d done on the front.  Then I wrapped some more of the Night of Navy Washi Tape around the panel.

I matted the panel on Whisper White and Fast Fuse’d it 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 another flower and a little more Washi Tape on the front…

…and a couple more images from the Touches of Texture stamp set on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I’m really loving the clean look of the relatively unadorned Smoky Slate card front, with the pops of color from the Touches of Texture and the Climbing Orchid Bundle.  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!

TTFN

Mary


HOST CODE FOR 16 JULY – 31 JULY: 32HPSYMQ

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 in the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog. And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


Bonus Days Going on Now!

For every $50 you spend in July (before shipping and tax), you’ll get a $5 Bonus Days coupon that you can use in the month of August!
Check out the details:

  • There’s no limit to the number of coupons participants can receive per order or throughout the duration of the promotion.
  • An email address is required to participate; Bonus Days coupon codes can only be delivered via email.
  • All order types (including Demonstrator orders!) qualify for this promotion excluding Starter Kits.

Which all means…this is a perfect time to start crossing some of those goodies off that you’ve got on your Wish List!


STILL TIME!

 

Join the team in July and get the Free Essentials Pack on top of the already-great-deals of your Starter Kit!

Take a look-see at what you get in the Essentials Pack:

  • Paper Snips (this is a $10 value).  I flat love these!  You’ve seen me make my decorated envelope flaps – this is my go-to tool for that and all my fussy cutting!
  • SNAIL Adhesive ($7 value).  Easy to use adhesive for almost every task.
  • Grid Paper ($11 value).  Such a simple thing – and yet….so useful.  And you get so many sheets – this one package will last you a LOOOOOONG time!
  • Two Clear “D” Blocks ($17 value).  Keep one.  Give one away to a friend!  Or…you know.  Keep them both for yourself! 😉
  • Bone Folder ($7 value).  An oft-overlooked but essential tool for scoring, folding or curling!
  • BONUS (and this is HUGE!):  Carols of Christmas Stamp Set from the upcoming holiday catalog ($20 value).  I suspect this one could be your go-to for the Holidays.  And you’ll get it early so you can get a head start on your Christmas Cards.  Take a look-see:


So….you get $72 worth of tools for free – meaning your $125 Starter Kit can include all the FUN stamp sets and bundles and paper and and and…that you WANT!  SU!’s covering what you NEED!  Cool, huh?  

Be sure to check out all the details right here!

You’ve got nothing to lose and everything to gain – so…why not give it a try?  Drop me a note at Stamps-N-Lingers@comcast.net if you have any questions!


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


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Pool Party Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, score and fold at 5 1/2″); Orchid Builder flower die cut

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

Smoky Slate Card Stock:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner)

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


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


Finn-Fan Fix…will be back soont!  But, no FFF’s on Blog Hop Days!   

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Stampin’ Up! Sheet Music Carols of Christmas

It’s….HAWWWMP Day, y’all!  More to the point – it’s looking good to go home on Friday.  So…two days and a wake-up then home home home!

Which is good!

My card today corresponds with the announcement I alluded to yesterday!

Starting on 1 August, Stampin’ Up! is opening an Early Release of the Carols of Christmas stamp set and the matching Card Front Builder Thinlits – you can even order the bundle and save 10%!!  And – if you’ve got Bonus Days Coupons, you can “spend” them on these fun Christmas goodies.  And – did you know that you can use multiple Bonus Days coupons on a single order?  

Yes, indeed!

So – do the math.  Buy the bundle and save 10%.

Collect three or four or even five – or more – coupons and take the $10 – $15….you get the picture…off.  Think of the savings!  

And – I can’t even do the math if you…joined Stampin’ Up! now and got the Carols of Christmas stamp set free in the Essentials Pack.  Then in August…take your 20% demonstrator discount off the Card Front Builder Thinlits and apply a few Bonus Days coupons!

Mind…Blown! 🙂

Watch for more information on the Carols Of Christmas bundle and how to order it as we get closer to the 1st, okay?

Last week, for my Sunday video, I made a card using this cool new bundle.  You can see it right here if you missed it!  I made another card today, but it looks completely different.  This time I added the new (and very very high on my list of favorite new stamps) Sheet Music background stamp.  Take a look-see:

My layout was inspired by the TGIF Sketch challenge this week.

..and it turned out that the CAS(ual) Fridays challenge was…

I started this one with a piece of Very Vanilla card stock, and on it I stamped the Sheet Music image in Soft Suede ink.  Then I sponged the edges with Crumb Cake.  Okay – maybe a little more than the edges – I even lightly went across the entire middle of the panel.  Then I matted it on a piece of Cherry Cobbler.

Next I cut a length of new 1/4″ Copper Trim and carefully pulled it apart so that it looks like some netting.  Using a short strip of Fast Fuse, I adhered the copper “net” to the card front.

My two banners are next, and I cut one from a piece of Cherry Cobbler DSP from the Be Merry DSP.  I lightly sponged it with my almost-dry Crumb Cake Sponge Dauber – just enough to make the white stars…not-so-white!  I punched the end into a banner with my Banner Triple Punch and adhered it with a little Liquid Glue.

The second banner is cut from some Copper Foil and embossed in the Woodland TIEF.  I cut the end with my Banner Triple Punch and adhered it over the top of the first banner. 

I wrapped some Linen Thread three times around the card front, securing it in the back with tape.  I used another little piece of tape on the front to pull the three strands together underneath where I knew my sentiment would go.

Speaking of the sentiment, it’s from the Carols of Christmas stamp set (duh, right?) and is heat embossed in Copper Stampin’ Emboss Powder on a piece of Very Vanilla card stock.  I cut it out with a Stitched Shapes Framelits oval, sponged the edges with Crumb Cake and matted it on Cherry Cobbler – cut with a scalloped die from the Ovals Layering Framelits.  Then I popped it over the banners with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Using the two corner flower dies in the Card Front Builder THinlits, I cut two corners from another bit of Copper Foil.  I added a few of the copper flower cut-outs to the side of the sentiment oval – two with Liquid Glue and one with a Mini Stampin’ Dimensional.  Then I tied a double length bow of Linen Thread and adhered it with a Glue Dot.  And that was it for the card front.

On the inside, I started with another panel of Very Vanilla and sponged the edges with Crumb Cake.  Then I took those two Copper Foil cut out corners and fussy cut them to make them into flower-edged corners.  And I adhered them to the card panel with Liquid Glue.

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

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got a little light sponging with Crumb Cake and then – when the sponging was completely dry – I stamped a few of the flowers and holly sprigs from the Carols of Christmas stamp set in Versamark Ink and heat embossed them with Copper Stampin’ Emboss Powder…

… and I added a few more flowers and holly leaves in Copper on the envelope flap, too (you can’t see them – but they’re on both ends of the flap)!

Et Voila!  Carols of Christmas and the matching Card Front Builder Thinlits is going to be one of the most versatile Christmas bundles in your stash this year – and for many years to come!  Hope you like – and are busily planning on grabbing it up as soon as it’s available on the 1st of August!

TTFN

Mary

P.S. Scroll on down for all the card cuts and a list of products I used in this project!  



HOST CODE FOR 16 JULY – 31 JULY: 32HPSYMQ

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


Bonus Days Going On Now…  

There’s Still Time to Gather Up As Many Coupons As You Can!

For every $50 you spend in July (before shipping and tax), you’ll get a $5 Bonus Days coupon that you can use in the month of August!
Check out the details:

  • There’s no limit to the number of coupons participants can receive per order or throughout the duration of the promotion.
  • You can use as many coupons as you like on your orders in August – one, three, five…
  • An email address is required to participate; Bonus Days coupon codes can only be delivered via email.
  • All order types (including Demonstrator orders!) qualify for this promotion excluding Starter Kits.

Which all means…this is a perfect time to start crossing some of those goodies off that you’ve got on your Wish List!


STILL THE BEST DEAL GOING!  

 

WE WANT TO GIVE YOU AN EXTRA $72 IN FREE GOODIES.

 

HELLO??

 

THINK HOW FAR THOSE $5 COUPONS WOULD GO WITH AN ADDITIONAL 20% DISCOUNT!  

 


Spend $99 (plus some tax).  

Get Free Shipping (saves 10%).  

Select $125 in free goodies (select bundles and save another 10%!).  

Add in about $72 in the free Essentials Pack.  

Yea.  

That’s a deal you really really shouldn’t miss!  

Take a look-see at what you get in the Essentials Pack:

  • Paper Snips (this is a $10 value).  I flat love these!  You’ve seen me make my decorated envelope flaps – this is my go-to tool for that and all my fussy cutting!
  • SNAIL Adhesive ($7 value).  Easy to use adhesive for almost every task.
  • Grid Paper ($11 value).  Such a simple thing – and yet….so useful.  And you get so many sheets – this one package will last you a LOOOOOONG time!
  • Two Clear “D” Blocks ($17 value).  Keep one.  Give one away to a friend!  Or…you know.  Keep them both for yourself! 😉
  • Bone Folder ($7 value).  An oft-overlooked but essential tool for scoring, folding or curling!
  • BONUS (and this is HUGE!):  Carols of Christmas Stamp Set from the upcoming holiday catalog ($20 value).  I suspect this one could be your go-to for the Holidays.  And you’ll get it early so you can get a head start on your Christmas Cards.  Take a look-see:


Want to know what else you’ll get?  A Lot – including a chance to earn a trip to….well.  It’s different every year!  I’m headed out on an Alaskan Cruise in 2018.  I hear tell that the trip is a Greek Island Cruise in 2019.  Wanna come with!

Check it all out on my Promotions Page!  I think you’ll agree – it a most wonderful time of the year to join us!!


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:  You know what you need to do to get the Carols of Christmas goodies right now – otherwise…got to wait until 1 August! 🙂


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Soft Suede 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); 3 1/2″ scalloped oval (mat for sentiment)

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); 3 1/4″ Stitched Shapes Oval (sentiment)

Copper Foil: 2″ x 3 5/8″ (banner on front); Card Front Builder Thinlit corners

Be Merry DSP: 2″ x 3 5/8″ (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  –  no new pictures of the Finn today!  Don’t be scared of Cujo – his smile is fiercer than his bite (which is pretty much non-existent!!) 😉

TTFN

M  

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Stampin’ Up! Framed Fresh Florals Blooms & Wishes!

Good morning, my peeps!  Welcome to Tuesday and Day 2 of what I’m now calling The Final Countdown!  It helps if you say that to the tune of the song by the same name.  Way more impact! 😉

Yes, it’s true – I’m pretty sure I’ll be hitting the road on Friday (fingers crossed).  Somehow, I’m always awake early and raring to go on “go-home” day.  I’ll wait until it’s light and be pulling out of the hotel parking lot – so, with luck I‘ll be petting the wiggle-butt by Friday afternoon! Saturday at the very latest!  Whoo-hoo-hoo-hoo-HOO!

My card today is one of “those” cards.

You know.  The ones where you say “I’m just going to whip up a quick little card, use some pretty DSP and not overthink it”.  Those ones.

Well.  I did that.  And then I overthought it.  So it took a couple of hours – instead of the few minutes I planned.  But – it’s actually a “few minute” card, if you just make it straight up like it is.

I used some pretty Fresh Florals DSP and a few images from the Blooms & Wishes stamp set to make a card for “any” day.  Take a look-see:

Easy peasy!

I started by Fast Fusing a piece of Fresh Florals DSP to a Whisper White card stock mat.  Then I cut a scalloped oval with a die from the Ovals Layering Framelits and adhered it in the middle of the card front with Liquid Glue. Around that, I wrapped some Lemon Lime Twist 1/4″ Ombre Ribbon, securing it it in the back with tape.

For the frame, I cut a rectangle of Whisper White card stock, then used a Squares Layering Framelits die to cut out the middle.  To do that, I cut the square out of the top portion of the rectangle, then lined the die up using the impression left by the first cut and, making sure my frame was the same width all the way around, cut a second time.  Rectangular frame made with square dies! 🙂

I adhered the frame over the card front with Liquid Glue.

My art piece is a piece of Whisper White card stock, onto which I stamped a few images from the Blooms & Wishes stamp set in Powder Pink, Berry Burst and stamped-off-once Lemon Lime Twist.  Then I added the sentiment in Berry Burst over the top.  

I cut the image out with the largest Stitched Shapes Framelits oval die and popped that over the scalloped mat and ombre ribbon with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  The final piece is a bow tied in Lemon Lime Twist 1/4″ Ombre Ribbon and adhered with a Glue Dot.

On the inside, I used the same large flower image from Blooms & Wishes that I’d used on the front and, stamping it off once on scrap paper first, added it in Powder Pink to the middle of a Whisper White panel.  Then I matted a strip of Berry Burst Fresh Florals DSP on Whisper White and adhered that across the bottom.

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Whisper White mat and into my Berry Burst card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more of the Blooms & Wishes flowers across the front…

…and a bit more Fresh Florals DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Even though I worked harder at this one than I’d planned (“work” being a little too strong of a word, really!!), I think it turned out quite pretty!  I really like the Blooms & Wishes stamp set – it’s just a nice simple little grouping of pretty flower images and sentiments that you can mix and match to your heart’s content.  Hope you like!

TTFN

Mary

P.S. Scroll on down for all the card cuts and a list of products I used in this project!  



HOST CODE FOR 16 JULY – 31 JULY: 32HPSYMQ

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


Bonus Days Going On Now!

And I Have a Surprise to Share With You Tomorrow!  

You’re going to want a bunch of these $5 Coupons…

For every $50 you spend in July (before shipping and tax), you’ll get a $5 Bonus Days coupon that you can use in the month of August!
Check out the details:

  • There’s no limit to the number of coupons participants can receive per order or throughout the duration of the promotion.
  • An email address is required to participate; Bonus Days coupon codes can only be delivered via email.
  • All order types (including Demonstrator orders!) qualify for this promotion excluding Starter Kits.

Which all means…this is a perfect time to start crossing some of those goodies off that you’ve got on your Wish List!


THIS MUST NOT BE MISSED!  

 

WE WANT TO GIVE YOU AN EXTRA $72 IN FREE GOODIES.

 

HELLO??

 

You’ll get more free goodies than Santa’s got in his bottomless bag – all for joining Stampin’ Up! during the Christmas in July promotion!  


Spend $99 (plus some tax).  

Get Free Shipping (saves 10%).  

Select $125 in free goodies (select bundles and save another 10%!).  

Add in about $72 in the free Essentials Pack.  

Yea.  

That’s a deal you really really shouldn’t miss!  

Take a look-see at what you get in the Essentials Pack:

  • Paper Snips (this is a $10 value).  I flat love these!  You’ve seen me make my decorated envelope flaps – this is my go-to tool for that and all my fussy cutting!
  • SNAIL Adhesive ($7 value).  Easy to use adhesive for almost every task.
  • Grid Paper ($11 value).  Such a simple thing – and yet….so useful.  And you get so many sheets – this one package will last you a LOOOOOONG time!
  • Two Clear “D” Blocks ($17 value).  Keep one.  Give one away to a friend!  Or…you know.  Keep them both for yourself! 😉
  • Bone Folder ($7 value).  An oft-overlooked but essential tool for scoring, folding or curling!
  • BONUS (and this is HUGE!):  Carols of Christmas Stamp Set from the upcoming holiday catalog ($20 value).  I suspect this one could be your go-to for the Holidays.  And you’ll get it early so you can get a head start on your Christmas Cards.  Take a look-see:


Want to know what else you’ll get?  A Lot – including a chance to earn a trip to….well.  It’s different every year!  I’m headed out on an Alaskan Cruise in 2018.  I hear tell that the trip is a Greek Island Cruise in 2019.  Wanna come with!

Check it all out on my Promotions Page!  I think you’ll agree – it a most wonderful time of the year to join us!!


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


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Berry Burst Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, score and fold at 5 1/2″)

Whisper White Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3 3/8″ x 4 5/8″ (frame – uses 2 7/8″ square to cut the center); 3 1/4″ Stitched Shapes oval (art); 3 1/2″ scalloped oval (mat for art piece); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); 3/4″ x 4″ (mat for inner liner strip)

Naturally Eclectic DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); 5/8″ x 3 7/8″ (inner liner strip); 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  –  no new pictures of the Finn today!

Soon, my peeps, soon!! 🙂 

TTFN

M  

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