2019 Holiday Catalog

Stampin’ Up! Here’s To Strong Women!

Happy Friday, y’all!  When you get this post, I’ll be on the way to a day of stamping and fun with Brian King and a 100+ other demonstrators.  I think it’s going to be a great day!  I’m presenting a little do-ha on making collage cards.  So…fingers crossed!  And be watching my Stamps-N-Lingers FB page – I’ll post some pics as the day progresses!

Now, my card today is about as far from a collage card as it’s possible for me to get!  This is a Clean And Simple card to celebrate a strong woman – using the aptly named…Here’s To Strong Women stamp set.  And a little Brightly Gleaming Specialty DSP.  Take a look-see:

The layout for this one comes from this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge.

And I played along with the Theme challenge at the Global Design Project.

I started with a plain Whisper White panel that I matted on a piece of Copper Foil for the card front.  Then I matted a smaller piece of the Brightly Gleaming Specialty DSP on Copper Foil and adhered it with Liquid Glue.

I added a Brightly Gleaming Foil Element star with Liquid Glue.

On a seperate piece of Whisper White, I stamped the sentiment from Here’s To Strong Women twice – once in Night of Navy and once in Versamark Ink.  I sprinkled Copper Embossing Powder on the Versamark version and heat embossed it with my Heat Tool.

I cut the Night of Navy sentiment with a circle Stitched Shapes Die and adhered it to the card front with Liquid Glue.

From the Copper embossed sentiment – I snipped “Superpower” with my Paper Snips and popped it over the sentiment with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.  And that was it for the card front!

On the inside, I stamped a second Here’s To Strong Women sentiment in Versamark on Whisper White and heat embossed it in Copper.  I inked the little sparkle image in Night of Navy and added it next to the sentiment.  Finally I added another Brightly Gleaming Foil Element star with Liquid Glue – trimming the excess with my shiny new Paper Trimmer!

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Copper Foil mat and into my Night of Navy card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more Night of Navy sparkles on the front…

…and a little more Brightly Gleaming Specialty DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Clean and simple but I think it packs a pretty big punch, don’t you?  The Here’s To Strong Women set is perfect for honoring the achievements and strength of the strong women in your life!!  I hope you like!

TTFN

M

 

 

 

P.S.  There’s still time to get the awesome Pink Sky Bundles from Thirty-One Gifts! 🙂  And there are SIX NEW Sets just added last night!  HURRY!!  You’re going to WANT these!!


HOST CODE FOR 1 NOV – 15 NOV: Q433WYHE

HOST CODE FOR 16 NOV – 30 NOV: AUXHZH7D

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.


Moose Punch Has Sold Out and Will Not Return

Our inventory of Moose Punch (item 150652) has been depleted and is no longer available for purchase.

That means the Merry Moose Bundle is also sold out and can’t be purchased.  But the good news is that the cute Merry Moose stamp set is still available!


GET IT NOW!!

I’ve had mine for a minute now – and I love it!  It cuts smooth and straight on a nice stable base!  You’re going to be happy to have it!  And just in time for all your Holiday crafting, too!  Go ahead – get it right here!


Christmastime is Here is…HERE!!

Click the picture below to open a flyer with all the details – or just go right here to my Online Store to get these goodies for yourself right now!


Get the Stampin’ Up! Products Used in This Project:    

Card Cuts Used in This Project:  

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

Copper Foil:  4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2 3/8″ x 4″ (mat for DSP panel on front)

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); 1 7/8″ Stitched Shapes circle (Night of Navy sentiment); fussy cut copper sentiment

Brightly Gleaming Specialty DSP:  2 1/4″ x 3 7/8″ (panel on front); envelope flap


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


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


Finn Fan Fix


Lunch on Sunday in NC.

For Finn.

And…for me and the Dad!

Everyone’s a WINNER!

TTFN
M

Categories: 2019 Holiday Catalog, 2019-2020 Annual Catalog, Congratulations, Encouragement, Graduation Card, Thirty-One Gifts | Tags: , | Leave a comment

Stampin’ Up! Night Before a Merry Moose for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Hey y’all – it’s Thursday, so it’s time for another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!!  Today’s a color challenge – and I’m excited to see what everyone brings to the table!  I just know you’re going to see a ton of awesome-ness on the hop today!

When I saw the color challenge – I thought…woods.  From there I decided on the Woodland Embossing Folder and…the Merry Moose stamp set!  And I combined them with a little Night Before Christmas DSP.  Take a look-see:

And – our Christmas-y color challenge – right up my alley!!

I pulled a little inspiration from the Mojo Monday sketch challenge for my layout!

I started with some Cherry Cobbler paper from the Night Before Christmas DSP and matted it on Early Espresso for the card front.

I wrapped some of the Cherry Cobbler 3/8″ Diagonal Striped Ribbon around the panel, securing it with SNAIL and some Glue Dots on the back.

The embossed panel starts with a piece of Crumb Cake card stock.  Using the large tree in the Merry Moose stamp set, I stamped the DE-boss side of the Woodland Embossing Folder several times in Early Espresso.  Then I carefully placed the panel into the folder and ran it thru my die cutting and embossing machine.

I matted the panel on Early Espresso and popped it onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

On another piece of Crumb Cake, I stamped the moose outline in Early Espresso, using my Stamparatus.  Then I added the fill-in image in Crumb Cake.  I stamped the image again on a sticky note and fussy cut it to create a mask.  I placed the mask over the stamped moose and then used the Merry Moose tree to stamp several times in Crumb Cake.  When I pulled up the mask – the trees were “Behind” the moose! 😉

I cut the image with a square Stitched Shapes die and adhered it to the card front with Liquid Glue.

I used my Dark Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blend to color a length of Whisper White Solid Baker’s Twine.  Then I tied a double-loop bow with Linen Thread.  As I secured it – I secured a short piece of the Cherry Cobbler 3/8″ Striped Ribbon.

I adhered the bow to the card front with a Glue Dot – then tied a simple bow with my Cherry Cobbler-colored Baker’s Twine and added that on top with another Glue Dot.

For the Merry Moose sentiment, I stamped it in Cherry Cobbler on Crumb Cake and punched it with my 1 1/8″ Scalloped Circle Punch.  I adhered it with a Dimensional and a Glue Dot.

I added a Gold Star from the Most Wonderful Time Product Medley and the card front was done!

On the inside, I added a second sentiment from Merry Moose in Cherry Cobbler on a Crumb Cake panel.  I stamped some of the trees in Crumb Cake across the bottom – and added another Most Wonderful Time Gold Star.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to an Early Espresso mat and into my Crumb Cake card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more Merry Moose trees in Crumb Cake on the front…

…and some more of the Night Before Christmas DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I love the Merry Moose stamp set – and it works really well with the masking technique, don’t you think?  I 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’s page. And you can just click on the names below to go direct to all the blogs!

Amy Koenders

Mary Deatherage – YOU ARE HERE!

Kristi Gray

Jaimie Babarczy

Sue Prather

Karen Finkle

Eva Dobilas

Akiko Sudano

Karen Ksenzakovic

Have fun on the Hop!!

TTFN

M

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 1 NOV – 15 NOV: Q433WYHE

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.


Moose Punch Has Sold Out and Will Not Return

Our inventory of Moose Punch (item 150652) has been depleted and is no longer available for purchase.

That means the Merry Moose Bundle is also sold out and can’t be purchased.  But the good news is that the cute Merry Moose stamp set is still available!


GET IT NOW!!

I’ve had mine for a minute now – and I love it!  It cuts smooth and straight on a nice stable base!  You’re going to be happy to have it!  And just in time for all your Holiday crafting, too!

Paper Trimmer Deets

Item: 152392 | $25.00

  • 15-3/8 x 8 x 1/2” (39 x 20.3 x 1.3 cm)
  • Includes 1 cutting blade and 1 scoring blade.
  • Includes imperial and metric measurements.
  • Ruler and grid protected by durable plastic cover.
  • Point on cutting handle for precise measuring.
  • Right-side grid for cutting thin strips.
  • Cutting Blades Multipack will be available to purchase in January 2020.
    • Cutting Blades Multipack $12.00
    • Each Cutting Blades Multipack unit contains four blades.

So – get on over and get it right here!


Christmastime is Here is…HERE!!

Click the picture below to open a flyer with all the details – or just go right here to my Online Store to get these goodies for yourself right now!


Get the 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 and folded at 5 1/2″); 3″ x 3 3/4″ (embossed panel on front); 2 1/8″ Square Stitched Shapes die cut (moose cut); 1 1/8″ Scalloped Circle Punch (sentiment); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

Early Espresso Card Stock:  4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3 1/8″ x 3 7/8″ (mat for embossed panel on front)

Night Before Christmas DSP:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); envelope flap


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


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


Finn Fan Fix


No FFF’s on Blog Hop Days!

TTFN
M

Categories: 2019 Holiday Catalog, Christmas | Tags: , , | 16 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Feels Like Frosty Woven Heirlooms

Well – here we are!  HAWWWMP DAY!!!  And only two days away from Brian King’s Stamping Event (on Friday) and then Onstage on Saturday!!  Whoo-hoo!!  It’s going to be a great weekend, y’all! 🙂

Now – on a slightly more somber note – I had need of a sympathy card this week.  🙁  So…I pulled out my Woven Heirlooms bundle and…some Feels Like Frost Specialty DSP to make one.  Take a look-see:

The layout is loosely based on the sketch side of this week’s FUSION challenge.

I started with two pieces of the Feels Like Frost Specialty DSP – both of the same pattern.  I matted one piece on Smoky Slate for the card front.

From the second piece, I cut the oval frame from the Heirloom Frames die set.  Then I embossed the frame in the matching 3D Embossing Folder.

I placed Stampin’ Dimensionals around the back of the frame and adhered it to the card front – aligning the pattern.

On the cut-out piece (the oval from the middle of the die cut frame), I used my Stamparatus to stamp the sentiment from Woven Heirlooms in Highland Heather ink.

I cut the second-largest scalloped oval from Smoky Slate using the Ovals Layering Dies and adhered the sentiment to it with Liquid Glue.

I slid the matted sentiment inside the popped-up frame and adhered it to the card front with Liquid Glue.

For the embellishment, I cut two little flowers with the Frosted Frames dies from Vellum card stock and one from Highland Heather card stock.  I also cut a Vellum pine bough with the Beautiful Boughs dies.

I colored the backs of the Frosted Frames vellum die cut flowers with my Dark Highland Heather Stampin’ Blend and the back of the pine boughs with my Dark and Light Pretty Peacock Blends.

I spread Shimmery Crystal Effects on the vellum die cuts and sprinkled them with Ice Stampin’ Glitter.

I created a “bouquet” by adhering the stems together with Liquid Glue – then adhered it to the frame with more Liquid Glue.

I tied a double-loop bow using a length of Whisper White Solid Baker’s Twine and one of Silver Metallic Thread, then added it with a Glue Dot.  A Pretty Peacock gem from the Noble Peacock Rhinestones pack finished it off.

On the inside, I used my Stamparatus to add a second sentiment from Woven Heirlooms in Highland Heather on a Whisper White panel.  Over that, I stamped the flower from the Frosted Foliage stamp set in Highland Heather that I stamped off THREE times before stamping the panel.  I added another Pretty Peacock gem to finish it off!

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Smoky Slate mat and into my Pretty Peacock card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more Frosted Foliage flowers on the front in Highland Heather – I stamped the image four times without re-inking…

…and another piece of the Feels Like Frost Specialty DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I hate needing this card, but…I hope that it will bring a smile to the recipient.  I love how several different bundles – some that are “holiday/Christmas” sets! – can be pulled together to make an unrelated card.  Woven Heirlooms is a beautiful set in its own right – and is especially gorgeous with the Feels Like Frost Specialty DSP and images from Frosted Foliage!  I hope you like!

TTFN
M

 

 

 

P.S.  Be sure to check out the awesome Pink Sky Bundles from Thirty-One Gifts! 🙂


HOST CODE FOR 1 NOV – 15 NOV: Q433WYHE

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.


Moose Punch Has Sold Out and Will Not Return

Our inventory of Moose Punch (item 150652) has been depleted and is no longer available for purchase.

That means the Merry Moose Bundle is also sold out and can’t be purchased.  But the good news is that the cute Merry Moose stamp set is still available!


GET IT NOW!!

I’ve had mine for a minute now – and I love it!  It cuts smooth and straight on a nice stable base!  You’re going to be happy to have it!  And just in time for all your Holiday crafting, too!

Paper Trimmer Deets

Item: 152392 | $25.00

  • 15-3/8 x 8 x 1/2” (39 x 20.3 x 1.3 cm)
  • Includes 1 cutting blade and 1 scoring blade.
  • Includes imperial and metric measurements.
  • Ruler and grid protected by durable plastic cover.
  • Point on cutting handle for precise measuring.
  • Right-side grid for cutting thin strips.
  • Cutting Blades Multipack will be available to purchase in January 2020.
    • Cutting Blades Multipack $12.00
    • Each Cutting Blades Multipack unit contains four blades.

So – get on over and get it right here!


Christmastime is Here is…HERE!!

Click the picture below to open a flyer with all the details – or just go right here to my Online Store to get these goodies for yourself right now!


Get the Stampin’ Up! Products Used in This Project:     Product List

Card Cuts Used in This Project:  

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

Smoky Slate Card Stock:  4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2 7/8″ Scalloped Ovals Die Cut (mat for sentiment)

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

Vellum Card Stock: Frosted Frames and Beautiful Boughs die cuts

Highland Heather Card Stock: Frosted Frames die cut flowers

Feels Like Frost Specialty DSP:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); Heirloom Dies die cut and embossed frame; 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


Do you remember this photo from…like two years ago?  When The Man was still The Kid?

Well – this is Sunday in NC!

Still full-speed-ahead thru the grass!

Is the grass SHORTER or the dog TALLER!? 😉

TTFN
M

Categories: 2019 Holiday Catalog, 2019-2020 Annual Catalog, New Product, Sympathy, Thirty-One Gifts | Tags: , , , , | 8 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Making Everything Festive and Bright

Happy Monday!  Hope you’re warm where you are and ready for a great week!  You MAY have today off for Veteran’s Day!  Whether you do or don’t – please take a moment to thank a Vet or say a prayer for our Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines sitting in harm’s way today to protect our great Nation!  Past or present, each of them has written a blank check on all our behalf!

My card today is a super simple one – made easy with the wunnermus Stamparatus!  I used the Everything Festive stamp set from the holiday catalog and the Making Christmas Bright set from the annual catalog.  Take a look-see:

This simple layout is from the Freshly Made Sketches challenge!

For the card front, I used the fun wreath image in the Making Christmas Bright stamp set and stamped it all over a Whisper White panel in Pineapple Punch ink.  Then I matted the panel on Real Red.

For the sentiment, I used my Stamparatus and the Marker-to-Rubber technique to stamp the Everything Festive image on a piece of Whisper White.  I colored the “Merry” in Mossy Meadow, “&” in Night of Navy, and “Bright” in Real Red.  Then I stamped all the stars in Pineapple Punch.

I cut the sentiment with the largest Stitched Shapes square die – and also cut out a piece of the Christmas-light-strewn paper from the Night Before Christmas DSP.

I adhered the DSP square with Liquid Glue – then popped the sentiment over top with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I added a couple lengths of Real Red 1/8″ Curly Ribbon across the bottom of the panel – adhering them in the back with Glue Dots.  Then I tied a bow in the center.

A single Red Rhinestone Basic Jewel finished off the card front!

On the inside, I stamped a sentiment from the Making Christmas Bright set in Real Red on a Whisper White panel.  I added the wreath in Pineapple Punch a few times, too!

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

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more Making Christmas Bright wreaths in Pineapple Punch on the front….

…and more of the Night Before Christmas DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Fun – easy – and quick.  All thanks to the Stamparatus and some fun images and sentiments from Making Christmas Bright and the Everything Festive stamp sets!  I hope you like!

TTFN
M

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 1 NOV – 15 NOV: Q433WYHE

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.


Moose Punch Has Sold Out and Will Not Return

Our inventory of Moose Punch (item 150652) has been depleted and is no longer available for purchase.

That means the Merry Moose Bundle is also sold out and can’t be purchased.  But the good news is that the cute Merry Moose stamp set is still available!


GET IT NOW!!

I’ve had mine for a minute now – and I love it!  It cuts smooth and straight on a nice stable base!  You’re going to be happy to have it!  And just in time for all your Holiday crafting, too!

Paper Trimmer Deets

Item: 152392 | $25.00

  • 15-3/8 x 8 x 1/2” (39 x 20.3 x 1.3 cm)
  • Includes 1 cutting blade and 1 scoring blade.
  • Includes imperial and metric measurements.
  • Ruler and grid protected by durable plastic cover.
  • Point on cutting handle for precise measuring.
  • Right-side grid for cutting thin strips.
  • Cutting Blades Multipack will be available to purchase in January 2020.
    • Cutting Blades Multipack $12.00
    • Each Cutting Blades Multipack unit contains four blades.

So – get on over and get it right here!


Christmastime is Here is…HERE!!

Click the picture below to open a flyer with all the details – or just go right here to my Online Store to get these goodies for yourself right now!


Get the 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 and folded at 5 1/2″)

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

Whisper White Card Stock:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); 2 5/8″ Stitched Shapes Square (sentiment)

Night Before Christmas DSP:  2 5/8″ Stitched Shapes Square (behind sentiment); 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


Yesterday, while Wayne winterized the trailer,

Finn and I picked some apples from the orchard next door.  Not to worry – we had permission and only took ones that had already fallen on the ground!

We got a decent little haul – and they’re GOOD!!

Of course they’re for the ponies – but they do share with us!

Finn had a blast – watch for more pics in the next couple of days!

TTFN
M

Categories: 2019 Holiday Catalog, 2019-2020 Annual Catalog, Christmas | Tags: , , , | 10 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Versailles Gathered Leaves and Boughs

Good morning!  By the time you read this – Finn, Wayne and I’ll be headed to NC to winterize our RV trailer – it’s Wayne’s “home away from home” when he goes to work on the rental house.  Since Father Winter is looming down and the freeze warnings are flying around – seemed like a good time to be sure it was ready to get thru winter without frozen….anything! 🙂

If you were able to join me last night for my Facebook Live, I appreciate you spending part of your weekend with me!  If not, but you’d like to see some of the techniques we played with – and the card we put together….here’s the replay!

I used die cuts from the Gathered Leaves AND Beautiful Boughs sets and a fun “napkin” coloring technique.  The “watercolored” die cuts were paired up with the Very Versailles stamp set (from the Annual Catalog) and a little Come to Gather DSP.  Take a look-see:

The layout for this one is from this week’s TGIF sketch challenge!

I started by stamping the script image from Very Versailles in stamped-off-once Crumb Cake a few times on a piece of Come To Gather DSP – then I matted the panel on Cajun Craze for the card front.

With SNAIL – and a couple Glue Dots on the back – I adhered a strip of 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon around the end of the panel.  I wrapped a length of Cajun Craze Linen Thread (Come To Gather Ribbon Combo) and a piece of Mossy Meadow Linen Thread (Magnolia Lane Ribbon Combo) around the Burlap Ribbon.

I created the Beautiful Boughs and Gathered Leaves using plain ole dinner napkins – check out the video to see how! – then I used my Aqua Painters to color them.  I saw this technique on a Splitcoast Stampers tutorial by Dave Brethauer and thought it looked fun!

For the leaves, I used Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze and Pumpkin Pie.  For the boughs – Mossy Meadow and Old Olive.  I lightly painted them all with some Frost White Shimmer Paint, too!

I adhered all the elements to the card front with Liquid Glue.

For the loops behind the sentiment – I pulled some threads from a piece of 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon and used Liquid Glue to adhere them in a loopy way.

I used my Stamparatus to stamp the Very Versailles sentiment in Cajun Craze on some of the Come to Gather DSP and cut it with a Stitched Nested Labels Die.  Then I popped it onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I tied a little bow from the Cajun Craze and Mossy Meadow Linen Thread and adhered it with a Glue Dot.  Then I finished it off with a few Pumpkin Pie gems from the Holiday Basic Rhinestones pack.

On the inside, I added some stamped-off-once Crumb Cake script from Very Versailles on a Whisper White panel.  I added a small Peaceful Bough image in stamped-off-THREE-times Old Olive.

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

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more script and boughs on the front…

…and more Come to Gather DSP (with a little script from Very Versailles on it!) on the envelope flap!

Et Voila!  Every time I look out my window at this time of year – I see this combination of Fall leaves and pine boughs!  So….it’s perfect that I could re-create that with my Peaceful Boughs bundle and Gathered Leaves dies, don’t you think?  I also really love the vintage-y addition of the script from the Very Versailles stamp set.  I hope you like!

TTFN
M

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 1 NOV – 15 NOV: Q433WYHE

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.


Moose Punch Has Sold Out and Will Not Return

Our inventory of Moose Punch (item 150652) has been depleted and is no longer available for purchase.

That means the Merry Moose Bundle is also sold out and can’t be purchased.  But the good news is that the cute Merry Moose stamp set is still available!


GET IT NOW!!

I’ve had mine for a minute now – and I love it!  It cuts smooth and straight on a nice stable base!  You’re going to be happy to have it!  And just in time for all your Holiday crafting, too!

Paper Trimmer Deets

Item: 152392 | $25.00

  • 15-3/8 x 8 x 1/2” (39 x 20.3 x 1.3 cm)
  • Includes 1 cutting blade and 1 scoring blade.
  • Includes imperial and metric measurements.
  • Ruler and grid protected by durable plastic cover.
  • Point on cutting handle for precise measuring.
  • Right-side grid for cutting thin strips.
  • Cutting Blades Multipack will be available to purchase in January 2020.
    • Cutting Blades Multipack $12.00
    • Each Cutting Blades Multipack unit contains four blades.

So – get on over and get it right here!


Christmastime is Here is…HERE!!

Click the picture below to open a flyer with all the details – or just go right here to my Online Store to get these goodies for yourself right now!


Get the Stampin’ Up! Products Used in This Project:     

Card Cuts Used in This Project:  

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

Cajun Craze 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); Gathered Leaves and Beautiful Boughs die cuts

Come to Gather DSP:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); 2 1/4″ Stitched Nested Label Die Cut (sentiment); 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


Mr. Elephant sits patiently waiting his turn as Mr. Octopus gets a go.

Finn’s a good toy-dad…equal time for all his kids!

TTFN
M

Categories: 2019 Holiday Catalog, 2019-2020 Annual Catalog, Any Occasion, Everyday, Video Tutorial | Tags: , , , , , | 12 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Video Tutorial Sneak Peek

Hey guys!

Well – my haircut was good and uneventful.  Even given that Mr. Trump was in town which made the normally awful traffic even more awful-er.  Which isn’t a word but y’all for certain sure know what I mean.  It only took me an hour and 45 minutes to make the 45 min drive home.

Yea.  That happened.

But – done!  🙂

So – tonight I’m going to be live at 7pm eastern on my Stamps-N-Lingers FB Page and we’re going to play with some leaves and boughs and maybe a technique or two.  Sound pretty loose-y goose-y?  Well – maybe ’tis!  Here’s a kinda-sorta sneak peek!

Intrigued?

I hope you are and that you’ll want to come see what we do!

Right here.  Tonight.  7pm Eastern!

See you then!

TTFN
M

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 1 NOV – 15 NOV: Q433WYHE

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.


Moose Punch Has Sold Out and Will Not Return

Stampin’ Up! posted this update late last night:

Our inventory of Moose Punch (item 150652) has been depleted and is no longer available for purchase.

That means the Merry Moose Bundle is also sold out and can’t be purchased.  But the good news is that the cute Merry Moose stamp set is still available!


GET IT NOW!!

I’ve had mine for a minute now – and I love it!  It cuts smooth and straight on a nice stable base!  You’re going to be happy to have it!  And just in time for all your Holiday crafting, too!

Paper Trimmer Deets

Item: 152392 | $25.00

  • 15-3/8 x 8 x 1/2” (39 x 20.3 x 1.3 cm)
  • Includes 1 cutting blade and 1 scoring blade.
  • Includes imperial and metric measurements.
  • Ruler and grid protected by durable plastic cover.
  • Point on cutting handle for precise measuring.
  • Right-side grid for cutting thin strips.
  • Cutting Blades Multipack will be available to purchase in January 2020.
    • Cutting Blades Multipack $12.00
    • Each Cutting Blades Multipack unit contains four blades.

So – get on over and get it right here!


Christmastime is Here is…HERE!!

Click the picture below to open a flyer with all the details – or just go right here to my Online Store to get these goodies for yourself right now!


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


 

My “regal” Australian Shepherd.

My “usual” Australian Shepherd!!

He’s a many-faceted man!! 🙂

TTFN
M

Categories: 2019 Holiday Catalog, Sneak peek, Video Tutorial | Tags: , | 2 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Angled Snowman Season!

Mornin’, y’all!  Well – Friday again!  Whoo-hoo!  I’m headed north today to get my hair cut – in preparation for next week’s OnStage!  I’m excited for that – it’s always great to see friends from around the country – and we’ll get to see (and order from!!) the new Occasions Catalog, too!  Can you believe it’s almost time for that!?  That means it’s almost 2020.

Where are the flying cars?!?  That’s all I want to know.  I’m pretty sure George Jetson promised flying cars by now… 😉

Anywho – more on OnStage as we get closer!

My card today is ready for Christmas!  And snow.  Which I hope we do NOT get.  No offense to snow or folk who love snow, but…I’m WAY okay without it!  But – that does mean that the only snowmen I’m going to be able to make are in paper.  Thankfully I’ve got the Snowman Season bundle and some cool and frosty Let It Snow Specialty DSP.  Take a look-see:

The layout for this one is from the CAS(E) This Sketch challenge this week!

And the color scheme is from the Hand Stamped Sentiments challenge!

I started with a snowy piece of Let it Snow Specialty DSP that I matted on Real Red for the card front.  Then I cut a second design with a Stitched Rectangle Die and adhered it with Liquid Glue.

On a piece of Whisper White, I stamped the sentiment from Snowman Season in Shaded Spruce and cut it with a smaller Stitched Rectangle Die.

I popped the sentiment onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Using Glue Dots, I wound a piece of Real Red 1/8″ Curly Ribbon in a rough figure-8 to create a bow-ish effect.

I cut the snowman from one of the pieces of glittery Let It Snow Specialty DSP using the Snowman Builder Punch (bundled with the Snowman Season stamp set).

I pulled out the Let It Snow Embellishment Kit and added a couple of branch arms, some coal for the eyes and buttons (these are little enamel shapes in the kit!) and used some Liquid Glue to adhere a Shaded Spruce cap.

Then I popped him onto the card front with Liquid Glue and Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I added some Red Rhinestone Basic Jewels and the card front was done!

On the inside, I added a second sentiment from Snowman Season in Shaded Spruce to a Whisper White panel.  Over top I stamped some snowflakes in stamped-off-once Coastal Cabana.  A single Red Rhinestone Basic Jewel finished it off.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Real Red 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 more Coastal Cabana snowflakes on the front (I stamped the image twice without re-inking to get the “second” color!)…

…and I added more of the snowy paper from the Let It Snow Specialty DSP to the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  The Snowman Season stamp set lets me make my kind of snowman.  A NOT-snow man, man!  And it’s so cool that the Snowman Builder punch will actually punch out one of the glittery images from the Let It Snow Specialty DSP, don’t you think?  I hope you like!

TTFN
M

 

 

 

P.S.  Happy BIRTHDAY, Mom! 🙂


HOST CODE FOR 1 NOV – 15 NOV: Q433WYHE

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.


Moose Punch Has Sold Out and Will Not Return

Stampin’ Up! posted this update late last night:

Our inventory of Moose Punch (item 150652) has been depleted and is no longer available for purchase.

That means the Merry Moose Bundle is also sold out and can’t be purchased.  But the good news is that the cute Merry Moose stamp set is still available!


GET IT NOW!!

I’ve had mine for a minute now – and I love it!  It cuts smooth and straight on a nice stable base!  You’re going to be happy to have it!  And just in time for all your Holiday crafting, too!

Paper Trimmer Deets

Item: 152392 | $25.00

  • 15-3/8 x 8 x 1/2” (39 x 20.3 x 1.3 cm)
  • Includes 1 cutting blade and 1 scoring blade.
  • Includes imperial and metric measurements.
  • Ruler and grid protected by durable plastic cover.
  • Point on cutting handle for precise measuring.
  • Right-side grid for cutting thin strips.
  • Cutting Blades Multipack will be available to purchase in January 2020.
    • Cutting Blades Multipack $12.00
    • Each Cutting Blades Multipack unit contains four blades.

So – get on over and get it right here!


Christmastime is Here is…HERE!!

Click the picture below to open a flyer with all the details – or just go right here to my Online Store to get these goodies for yourself right now!


Get the 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 and folded at 5 1/2″)

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

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

Let It Snow Specialty DSP:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); 2 1/4″ x 3 1/4″ Stitched Rectangle Die Cut (angled panel); Punched snowman on front; envelope flap


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


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


Finn Fan Fix


 

Yesterday was customer-thank-you-gift mailing day here.

And my side-kick was right there with me!

 

You know – I may have mentioned this a time or two…

Boy do I love this little dog of mine. 🙂

TTFN
M

Categories: 2019 Holiday Catalog, Christmas, New Product | Tags: , , , | 10 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Feels Like Frosted Beautiful Boughs for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Hey y’all – it’s Thursday, so it’s time for another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!!  Today’s a sketch challenge – and I’m excited to see what everyone brings to the table!  I just know you’re going to see a ton of awesome-ness on the hop today!

When I saw the sketch, I knew I wanted to use the gorgeous photo-realistic Feels Like Frost Specialty DSP for it – letting it really shine thru.  I paired it up with the Frosted Foliage and Peaceful Boughs bundles to make…this!  Take a look-see:

And here’s our sketch!

I also played along with The Paper Players theme challenge…

I started by matting my beautiful Feels like Frost Specialty DSP on some Pretty Peacock for the card front.

With the Beautiful Boughs Dies, I cut a couple of boughs from Vellum card stock.  Using my Dark Pretty Peacock Stampin’ Blend, I colored the BACK of the boughs.  On the front, I added some Shimmery Crystal Effects and then sprinkled them with Ice Stampin’ Glitter.

On a piece of Whisper White, I stamped the sentiment from Peaceful Boughs in Pretty Peacock.  Then I cut it out with the smaller label die from Beautiful Boughs.

I cut a little Silver Foil banner – snipping the ends with my Paper Snips.

Finally, I cut three Silver Glimmer Paper berry-boughs with the little die in the Frosted Frames die set.

I adhered the Silver Foil banner with Liquid Glue.  Then I used a Glue Dot to add some loops of Silver Metallic Thread.  The berry-boughs and Glitter-covered boughs were next – adhered with Liquid Glue.

I popped the sentiment on with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

To finish off, I added some Pretty Peacock gems from the Noble Peacock Rhinestones set and a few Rhinestone Basic Jewels – and the card front was done!

On the inside, I added a Frosted Foliage sentiment in Pretty Peacock to a Whisper White panel.  In the corner, I stamped some berries from Frosted Foliage in Silvery Shimmer Delicata Metallic Ink.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Pretty Peacock mat and into my Smoky Slate card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more Frosted Foliage berries in Silvery Shimmer Metallic Ink on the front…

…and some more woodsy Feels Like Frost Specialty DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  The Feels Like Frost Specialty DSP does all the work – with a quick assist from the Peaceful Boughs and Frosted Foliage bundles – to create an icy Christmas Card!  I love the sparkly Pretty Peacock Vellum boughs, too, don’t you? I 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’s page. And you can just click on the names below to go direct to all the blogs!

Amy Koenders

Mary Deatherage – YOU ARE HERE!

Kristi Gray

Jaimie Babarczy

Sue Prather

Eva Dobilas

Akiko Sudano

Karen Ksenzakovic

Have fun on the Hop!!

TTFN

M

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 1 NOV – 15 NOV: Q433WYHE

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.


Purple Posy Ink To Be Discontinued Permanently

Stampin’ Up! provided us with an update about Purple Posy Inks.  Despite their efforts to resolve issues with Purple Posy ink, they’ve learned that the ink color is still shifting over time.

All of Stampin’ Up!’s exclusive ink colors are run through a vigorous series of tests to get ahead of challenges like this, and to ensure colors are accurate and meet our standards of coordination. Purple Posy DID pass regular testing standards in time-simulating ovens, but they’ve now identified that it fell short when it came to actual time passing. The color begins to shift once the ink has rested in the ink pad for about six weeks.

This means that the color isn’t coordinating with our other colors as strictly as SU! requires.  Due to these ongoing challenges, they’ve made the difficult decision to discontinue Purple Posy classic ink as of November 5, 2019.  The following items will no longer be available to purchase:

  • Purple Posy Classic Stampin’ Pad (item 150084)
  • Purple Posy Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill (item 150091)
  • 2019–2021 In Color Classic Stampin’ Pad Assortment (item 150087)

All other Purple Posy products (such as Purple Posy Stampin’ Write Marker, Purple Posy Cardstock, Purple Posy Stampin’ Blends, etc.) will remain available for purchase.

So – I know this is disappointing to many of you – but…I am actually pleased that SU! is taking this step.  One of the major draws of Stampin’ Up! products is the color coordination across the different products.  We can count on things matching up as we create!  And if Purple Posy isn’t “matching up” – then….this is the right thing to do!

Already purchased the ink pad a refill?  While Stampin’ Up! can’t replace Purple Posy ink pads for customers who’ve already received them, anyone with concerns regarding the color shifting properties of their Purple Posy ink pads may contact Demonstrator Support and receive a $7.50 coupon code as compensation. The coupon codes will expire on January 1, 2020.

Thanks for your understanding, y’all!


GET IT NOW!!

I’ve had mine for a minute now – and I love it!  It cuts smooth and straight on a nice stable base!  You’re going to be happy to have it!  And just in time for all your Holiday crafting, too!

Paper Trimmer Deets

Item: 152392 | $25.00

  • 15-3/8 x 8 x 1/2” (39 x 20.3 x 1.3 cm)
  • Includes 1 cutting blade and 1 scoring blade.
  • Includes imperial and metric measurements.
  • Ruler and grid protected by durable plastic cover.
  • Point on cutting handle for precise measuring.
  • Right-side grid for cutting thin strips.
  • Cutting Blades Multipack will be available to purchase in January 2020.
    • Cutting Blades Multipack $12.00
    • Each Cutting Blades Multipack unit contains four blades.

So – get on over and get it right here!


Christmastime is Here is…HERE!!

Click the picture below to open a flyer with all the details – or just go right here to my Online Store to get these goodies for yourself right now!


Get the Stampin’ Up! Products Used in This Project:     Product List

Card Cuts Used in This Project:  

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

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

Whisper White Card Stock:  Beautiful Boughs die cut label (sentiment); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

Silver Glimmer Paper: Frosted Frames die cut flowers

Vellum Card Stock: Beautiful Boughs die cut boughs

Silver Foil: 1/2″ x 3 7/8″ (banner behind sentiment)

Feels Like Frost Specialty DSP:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); envelope flap


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


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


Finn Fan Fix


No FFF’s on Blog Hop Days!

TTFN
M

Categories: 2019 Holiday Catalog, Christmas, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , | 20 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Perfectly Wrapped in Plaid Pine Tree

Hey y’all – happy Hawwmp Day!

Wow – yesterday turned out WAY differently than I’d anticipated!  My PLAN was to get a couple of cards done and get the house picked up a bit.  I have a friend from my “old life” coming over this afternoon and I want to do some ribs and show her the place and maybe make a quick card with her.  And I wanted to do it in a clean house!

Instead…I spent the day with a friend at the hospital.  This past weekend, her dad had an appendectomy – not quite emergent, but….close! – at the age of almost 90!  So I went to the hospital today to help navigate and interpret and generally be the squeaky wheel.

I’m a pretty good squeaky wheel at the hospital – I know the lingo and the way things work.  So it was an easy thing to offer and do.  But – like all things associated with hospitals – it took….all…..day.

When I finally got home after 6 – with no card for today, no blog post for today, and – most critically – no dry-rubbed ribs, and no tidied up house!….well – I had to decide what to do.

And…I made a card! LOL!  THAT was easy and fun, so…I took the path I was going to LIKE!  And since I’d been plotting the card in my head all day, it came together quickly with the wunnermus Perfectly Plaid bundle and Wrapped In Plaid DSP!  Take a look-see:

The layout for this one comes from this week’s Global Design Project challenge.

I started with some pretty Wrapped in Plaid DSP and matted it on Cherry Cobbler for the card front.

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

I embossed a small piece of Crumb Cake card stock in the Winter Knit 3D Embossing Folder, matted it on Cherry Cobbler and popped it over the Linen Thread with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

With the Pine Tree Punch (bundled with the Perfectly Plaid stamp set!), I punched a different Wrapped in Plaid DSP design and popped the tree on with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

On a strip of Crumb Cake, I stamped the Perfectly Plaid sentiment in Cherry Cobbler.  Then I added faux stitches with my Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Write Marker and popped it onto the art panel with more Dimensionals.

I added a gold star from the Most Wonderful Time Product Medley to the top of the tree and the sentiment – and the card front was done!

On the inside, I stamped a second Perfectly Plaid sentiment in Cherry Cobbler on a Whisper White panel, then used my Stamparatus to stamp the plaid tree in Shaded Spruce.  The tree also got another of the Most Wonderful Time gold stars!

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

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got another of the Shaded Spruce plaid trees on the front…

…and more of the Wrapped in Plaid DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  This is absolutely, positively one of my fave things in the Holiday catalog!  Perfectly Plaid is…well…PERFECT!  Especially when you add in the bundled Pine Tree Punch.  AND – if you pair it up with the awesome, wunnermus and amazingly beautiful Wrapped in Plaid DSP – well – you get Perfectly Piney Plaid Perfection!  I hope you like!

TTFN
M

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 1 NOV – 15 NOV: Q433WYHE

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.


Purple Posy Ink To Be Discontinued Permanently

Stampin’ Up! provided us with an update about Purple Posy Inks.  Despite their efforts to resolve issues with Purple Posy ink, they’ve learned that the ink color is still shifting over time.

All of Stampin’ Up!’s exclusive ink colors are run through a vigorous series of tests to get ahead of challenges like this, and to ensure colors are accurate and meet our standards of coordination. Purple Posy DID pass regular testing standards in time-simulating ovens, but they’ve now identified that it fell short when it came to actual time passing. The color begins to shift once the ink has rested in the ink pad for about six weeks.

This means that the color isn’t coordinating with our other colors as strictly as SU! requires.  Due to these ongoing challenges, they’ve made the difficult decision to discontinue Purple Posy classic ink as of November 5, 2019.  The following items will no longer be available to purchase:

  • Purple Posy Classic Stampin’ Pad (item 150084)
  • Purple Posy Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill (item 150091)
  • 2019–2021 In Color Classic Stampin’ Pad Assortment (item 150087)

All other Purple Posy products (such as Purple Posy Stampin’ Write Marker, Purple Posy Cardstock, Purple Posy Stampin’ Blends, etc.) will remain available for purchase.

So – I know this is disappointing to many of you – but…I am actually pleased that SU! is taking this step.  One of the major draws of Stampin’ Up! products is the color coordination across the different products.  We can count on things matching up as we create!  And if Purple Posy isn’t “matching up” – then….this is the right thing to do!

Already purchased the ink pad a refill?  While Stampin’ Up! can’t replace Purple Posy ink pads for customers who’ve already received them, anyone with concerns regarding the color shifting properties of their Purple Posy ink pads may contact Demonstrator Support and receive a $7.50 coupon code as compensation. The coupon codes will expire on January 1, 2020.

Thanks for your understanding, y’all!


GET IT NOW!!

I’ve had mine for a minute now – and I love it!  It cuts smooth and straight on a nice stable base!  You’re going to be happy to have it!  And just in time for all your Holiday crafting, too!

Paper Trimmer Deets

Item: 152392 | $25.00

  • 15-3/8 x 8 x 1/2” (39 x 20.3 x 1.3 cm)
  • Includes 1 cutting blade and 1 scoring blade.
  • Includes imperial and metric measurements.
  • Ruler and grid protected by durable plastic cover.
  • Point on cutting handle for precise measuring.
  • Right-side grid for cutting thin strips.
  • Cutting Blades Multipack will be available to purchase in January 2020.
    • Cutting Blades Multipack $12.00
    • Each Cutting Blades Multipack unit contains four blades.

So – get on over and get it right here!


Christmastime is Here is…HERE!!

Click the picture below to open a flyer with all the details – or just go right here to my Online Store to get these goodies for yourself right now!


Get the Stampin’ Up! Products Used in This Project:     Product List

Card Cuts Used in This Project:  

Crumb Cake Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″  (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); 2″ x 3 1/2″ (front embossed panel); 1/2″ x 2 1/4″ (sentiment)

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

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

Wrapped in Plaid DSP:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); Pine Tree Punched shape; 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


 

I was gone all day yesterday.  Truly – left around 10 and didn’t get home until after 6.

Wayne told me Finn wondered where I was all day.

Guess he figured maybe I’d gone away again.

🙁

TTFN
M

Categories: 2019 Holiday Catalog, Christmas, New Product | Tags: , , , | 16 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Beauty & Joy So Thankful!

‘Sup, y’all?  Are you having a good week?  I am starting to settle down and enjoy being retired, I think!  We spent yesterday getting some shopping done, having lunch at Costco and wandering thru Sams.  Then we came home and watched a movie.

All without checking work e-mails or worrying about a meeting in the afternoon!  It sort of didn’t suck! 😉

I did settle in enough to make a card to share with you – and it’s a super easy one – using one of my favorite design techniques – angled panels.  And I did it with the pretty Beauty & Joy stamp set.  Take a look-see:

The color scheme for this one is from this week’s TGIF Challenges.

And the thankful theme fits nicely with the Just Us Girls Word Week challenge.

I started with a panel of Early Espresso card stock that I embossed in the Brick & Mortar 3D Embossing folder and then matted on Pear Pizzazz for the card front.

Next up – two pieces of Subtles 6″ x 6″ DSP – one in Calypso Coral and the other in Pear Pizzazz.  I cut a Rectangle Stitched Die from each one and adhered them with Liquid Glue.

For the art – I inked up the leaves image from Beauty & Joy in Calypso Coral and stamped it off once on scrap paper.  Then I stamped it about 5 times without re-inking – turning the stamp a little bit each time – to create the full “tree” top.  For a little shimmer, I stamped the image one time in Golden Glitz Delicata Ink.

Under the tree top – I stamped the basket image in Early Espresso.  Then I cut the image with the second-largest Stitched Shapes circle die.

I popped the circle onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

On another piece of Whisper White – I stamped the sentiment in Pear Pizzazz and cut it with a Stitched Rectangle Die.  I added it with Liquid Glue and a Dimensional (on the right end).

I tied a simple bow with two lengths of Whisper White Solid Baker’s twine and adhered it with a scrunched up Glue Dot.  To finish off, I added a small Gold Glitter Enamel Dot and the card front was done!

On the inside, I added a Pear Pizzazz-matted piece of Calypso Coral Subtles 6″ x 6″ DSP to the bottom of a Whisper White panel.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Pear Pizzazz mat and into my Early Espresso card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got another Calypso Coral “tree top” and an Early Espresso trunk on the front…

…and I added a little more of the Subtles 6″ x 6″ DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Simple – but beautiful.  That’s how I see the Beauty & Joy stamp set and I know you will, too!  I hope you like!

TTFN
M

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 1 NOV – 15 NOV: Q433WYHE

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.


Purple Posy Ink To Be Discontinued Permanently

Stampin’ Up! provided us with an update about Purple Posy Inks.  Despite their efforts to resolve issues with Purple Posy ink, they’ve learned that the ink color is still shifting over time.

All of Stampin’ Up!’s exclusive ink colors are run through a vigorous series of tests to get ahead of challenges like this, and to ensure colors are accurate and meet our standards of coordination. Purple Posy DID pass regular testing standards in time-simulating ovens, but they’ve now identified that it fell short when it came to actual time passing. The color begins to shift once the ink has rested in the ink pad for about six weeks.

This means that the color isn’t coordinating with our other colors as strictly as SU! requires.  Due to these ongoing challenges, they’ve made the difficult decision to discontinue Purple Posy classic ink as of November 5, 2019.  The following items will no longer be available to purchase:

  • Purple Posy Classic Stampin’ Pad (item 150084)
  • Purple Posy Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill (item 150091)
  • 2019–2021 In Color Classic Stampin’ Pad Assortment (item 150087)

All other Purple Posy products (such as Purple Posy Stampin’ Write Marker, Purple Posy Cardstock, Purple Posy Stampin’ Blends, etc.) will remain available for purchase.

So – I know this is disappointing to many of you – but…I am actually pleased that SU! is taking this step.  One of the major draws of Stampin’ Up! products is the color coordination across the different products.  We can count on things matching up as we create!  And if Purple Posy isn’t “matching up” – then….this is the right thing to do!

Already purchased the ink pad a refill?  While Stampin’ Up! can’t replace Purple Posy ink pads for customers who’ve already received them, anyone with concerns regarding the color shifting properties of their Purple Posy ink pads may contact Demonstrator Support and receive a $7.50 coupon code as compensation. The coupon codes will expire on January 1, 2020.

Thanks for your understanding, y’all!


GET IT NOW!!

I’ve had mine for a minute now – and I love it!  It cuts smooth and straight on a nice stable base!  You’re going to be happy to have it!  And just in time for all your Holiday crafting, too!

Paper Trimmer Deets

Item: 152392 | $25.00

  • 15-3/8 x 8 x 1/2” (39 x 20.3 x 1.3 cm)
  • Includes 1 cutting blade and 1 scoring blade.
  • Includes imperial and metric measurements.
  • Ruler and grid protected by durable plastic cover.
  • Point on cutting handle for precise measuring.
  • Right-side grid for cutting thin strips.
  • Cutting Blades Multipack will be available to purchase in January 2020.
    • Cutting Blades Multipack $12.00
    • Each Cutting Blades Multipack unit contains four blades.

So – get on over and get it right here!


Christmastime is Here is…HERE!!

Click the picture below to open a flyer with all the details – or just go right here to my Online Store to get these goodies for yourself right now!


Get the Stampin’ Up! Products Used in This Project:      

Card Cuts Used in This Project:  

Early Espresso Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″  (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); 3 7/8 x 5 1/8″ (card front)

Pear Pizzazz Card Stock:  4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3/4″ x 4″ (mat for inner liner strip)

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

Subtles 6″ x 6″ DSP – in Calypso Coral and Pear Pizzazz: 2 5/8″ x 4″ Stitched Rectangles; 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!


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Finn Fan Fix


How do you tell this face that he’s simply too big to be a lap dog anymore??

Uhm…you really don’t.

His self-assessment skills are pretty suspect…

TTFN
M

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