2019 Holiday Catalog

Stampin’ Up! Piggy’s, Hugs and a Cup of Cheer Get Well Card

Hey y’all – you did it!  You made it to Friday!  Take a moment to pat yourselves on the back for getting thru another work week! 😉

I needed a very special – and personalized! – get well card this week.  So…I pulled out a couple three sets – including the Cup of Christmas Bundle from the 2019 Holiday Catalog and the This Little Piggy and Healing Hugs sets from the Annual Catalog.  I paired these up with some Come To Gather DSP.  Take a look-see:

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

I started by matting three different patterns from the Come To Gather DSP on Pretty Peacock cardstock and then building the card front with Liquid Glue.

The sentiment, from Healing Hugs, is stamped in Cajun Craze on a strip of Whisper White.  Then I snipped a banner end – and edged it with my Pretty Peacock Stampin’ Write Marker.  It’s adhered at a jaunty angle with Liquid Glue.

On a piece of Whisper White, I stamped the Cup of Christmas sentiment in Pretty Peacock and the polka dot cup (in the left-handed configuration – these are cool stamps that you flip over to get a mirror image!).  I cut the cups with the die in the Cup of Cheer set – then fussy cut the white border from the polka dot cup. I colored the leaves and berries on the sentiment mug with my Crushed Curry and Cajun Craze Stampin’ Write Markers.

With the dies in the Cup of Cheer set, I cut some Crushed Curry boughs, and I used the Sprig Punch to cut a few Pear Pizzazz leaves.  I adhered those to the card front with Liquid Glue.

I used a length of Linen Thread and one of Cajun Craze Linen Thread (from the Come To Gather Ribbon Combo pack) to tie a big loose bow that I adhered to the card front – over the leaves – with a Glue Dot.

I popped the two cups on with Liquid Glue and Stampin’ Dimensionals.

To finish it all off, I added some Pretty Peacock gems from the Noble Peacock Rhinestone pack and the card front was done!

Okay – so now comes some fun! 🙂

On the inside, I stamped a second sentiment from the Healing Hugs set in Pretty Peacock on a Whisper White panel.  Then, in the corner – I added the little pretty piggy from This Little Piggy in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink!  She’s colored with my Light and Dark Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends – the flower is colored with the Crushed Curry and Pear Pizzazz Stampin’ Write Markers.  I added a pink (Melon Mambo) Noble Peacock Rhinestone by the sentiment and a green (Old Olive) in the middle of the flower.

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

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got Miss Piggy on the front…

…and some more of the Come To Gather DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I love the fun mirror-image stamps in the Cup of Christmas stamp set – they work really well and open up a world of options for your card projects!  And the Cup of Cheer Dies are handy as can be to quickly cut those images out!  As you might guess – the recipient of this card likes…pigs!  So the This Little Piggy set is the perfect fit – as is the Healing Hugs sentiments.  It’s so handy to have so many tools in our “tool chest”!  I hope you like!

TTFN

M

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 16 SEP – 31 SEP: JBW2A4TB

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.


Stampin’ Up! Clearance Rack Update!!

Stampin’ Up! has updated the Clearance Rack with lot of new goodies!  Yay!!!  Head over on the double to get your hands on some great deals.  But hurry!!  Clearance Rack deals are only while supplies last!

Click here to head over to my online store to shop those great deals now!!  Have fun shopping!


Who couldn’t use a dose of happy every month?!  We all could – and that’s just what our new Hello Happy monthly surprise bag delivers! Hello Happy is the small bag with a big impact. Inside, you’ll find a hand-picked selection of specially designed products and prints you won’t find anywhere else.

Order up some Happy!
The Hello Happy surprise bag is now available to order starting on the third Thursday of each month over on my Totes-N-Lingers page at a cost of $31! But, quantities are limited so get your order in soon!

What’s inside?
We’re not telling! (C’mon, that would spoil the surprise.) But we CAN share that each month’s delivery includes a new collection of thoughtfully curated and coordinated products designed around a fun theme!

Here’s a look at what was in my August Hello Happy bag!  Fun fun!

Review photo 1

We promise you’ll discover something amazing with every delivery!  And – please note – this is NOT a subscription service!  You order each month (starting on the third Thursday of the month!).  And then sit back and watch for the mystery bag to arrive!


The Buy 3, Get 1 Free Designer Series Paper Sale!

By popular demand, Stampin’ Up! is bringing back the Designer Series Paper Sale!  Running thru 30 Sep, you can buy three packages of select Designer Series Paper, and get one FREE!

Here’s the Deets:

  • All order types qualify for this promotion.
  • Only Designer Series Papers listed in the table below qualify for this promotion. You may mix and match papers from any of the listed papers.
  • There is no limit to how many times participants can buy three packages of Designer Series Paper, and get one free during this sale.
  • As you order online, when three qualifying Designer Series Paper packs are entered, a prompt to add a free Designer Series Paper will appear.
  • In the online store, if you order four packages of the same qualifying Designer Series Paper, you’ll need to enter three together and then order the fourth free item separately.
  • Designer Series Paper ordered as part of a Starter Kit does not qualify for this sale.
  • Designer Series Paper ordered with Stampin’ Rewards does not qualify for this sale.

Here are the Designer Series Papers that are included in this great offer!  So…you could order three lower priced paper packs – and pick the higher-priced (and GORGEOUS!!) Pressed Petals Specialty DSP for FREE!!  Whoo-hoo!

Here’s a cool and colorful flyer to open up!

This is a once-a-year deal on our beautiful Designer Series Papers – so go ahead and start stocking up now!


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

Product List

Card Cuts Used in This Project:  

Cajun Craze 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); 2 1/8″ x 3 3/8″ (mats for small DSP panels)

Whisper White Card Stock: 3/4″ x 3″ (sentiment banner); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); Cup of Cheer Die cut cups

Crushed Curry Card Stock: Cup of Cheer Die cut boughs

Pear Pizzazz Card Stock: Sprig Punch leaves

Come to Gather DSP:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); 2″ x 3 1/4″ (small DSP panels); 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, we went over to Alabama to take our taxes to the accountant.  We’ve been going to him since…1992?…so….it’s just what we do.  Kind of an annual rite of passage.

He’s really good about letting us bring Finn – so we’ve taken him each year we’ve had him.

Finn’s always up for a ride.

But – it’s a long ride, so…a guy can only stay “on the edge” for so long…

As the ride progresses he settles in – only getting up again when we stop at the rest area.

NEVER pass up a rest area.  It’s kind of our rule!

We spent the time at the accountant with Finn-y entertaining the receptionist and her daughter.

It’s not easy being adorable – there are fans everywhere!  Old fans and…NEW ones!

They didn’t even KNOW they were fans.

Now they do.

But – that is exhausting work.  And for a Star – it never ends until you’re back in the Limo.

He spent the entire two hour ride home totally sacked out.  To pooped to do much else until the very end of the ride.  He finally did he get up – he was thirsty and hungry (so he ate the rest of the cookies I’d brought along for him) and then….back to snoozing until we made it to the house!

TTFN
M

Categories: 2019 Holiday Catalog, 2019-2020 Annual Catalog, Get Well Soon, Ordering Special!, Special Promotions, Thirty-One Gifts | Tags: , , , , | 8 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Wonderfully Wicked Monster Bash 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 Hop is a color challenge – and I’m excited to see what everyone comes up with –  I just know you’re going to see a ton of awesome-ness on the hop!

The colors for this week really lent themselves to a Halloween card.  And so – that’s what I did!  I’d been hankering to use the big sentiment die from the Wicked Die set (bundled with the Wonderfully Wicked stamp set!) and this seemed like just the time to do that and pair it up with some Monster Bash DSP.  Take a look-see:

It’s hard – but…can you guess our challenge colors?!?  LOL

And I decided that it would fit right in with the Just Us Girls Trend Week challenge!

I started with some paper from the Monster Bash DSP that I matted on Pumpkin Pie for the card front.

The next layer is a Pearlized Doily that I colored (the back of) with my Light Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Blend.  I brushed some Clear Wink of Stella over the top and then adhered it to the card front with Liquid Glue.

I doubled up some Whisper White Solid Baker’s Twine – tied a large loose bow – and adhered it to the middle of the doily with a Glue Dot.  Then I adhered a length of Whisper White 5/8″ Flax Ribbon across the doily.

For the art, I used my Stamparatus to stamp the cat image from Wonderfully Wicked in Pumpkin Pie on a piece of Whisper White.  Next to it, I stamped the sentiment in Tuxedo Black.

I stamped the cat on a sticky note and fussy cut it – then laid that mask over the cat on the panel.  I inked the spider web image in Basic Gray, stamped it once on scrap paper, and then stamped it over the cat and sentiment.

I cut the art with a Stitched Nested Label die – brushed the edges with Pumpkin Pie using a Sponge Dauber – and popped it onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I cut the Wicked Die sentiment – once from Black Foil and twice from Pumpkin Pie – and adhered them together with Liquid Glue.  Then I used Liquid Glue and some pieces of Dimensionals to adhere it to the card front.

I stamped the final sentiment in Tuxedo Black on a strip of Pumpkin Pie and snipped banners in both ends.  I rolled the banner slightly, sponged the edges with Pumpkin Pie and adhered it with Dimensionals.

Finally – I cut one Black Foil and two Basic Black spiders, stacked them up and adhered it with Liquid Glue.  I finished off with some Pumpkin Pie jewels from the Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels pack – and the card was done!

On the inside, I added a second sentiment from Wonderfully Wicked in Tuxedo Black on a Whisper White panel and added the spider web over top in stamped-off-once Basic Gray.  I cut another Black Foil spider and adhered him with Liquid Glue.  And I added a few more of those Pumpkin Pie jewels, too!  Cuz I like them! 😉

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

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got another spider web and cat on the front (using my handy mask again!)…

…and I added some more of the Monster Bash DSP to the envelope flap!

Et Voila!  Boy, do I love that die cut sentiment and spider in the Wicked Die set! And the bundled Wonderfully Wicked stamp set is seriously fun (is that an oxymoron??) with sentiments and images to create all sorts of Halloween fun!  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

Karen Finkle

Eva Dobilas

Have fun on the Hop!!

TTFN

M

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 16 SEP – 31 SEP: JBW2A4TB

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.


Stampin’ Up! Clearance Rack Update!!

Stampin’ Up! has updated the Clearance Rack with lot of new goodies!  Yay!!!  Head over on the double to get your hands on some great deals.  But hurry!!  Clearance Rack deals are only while supplies last!

Click here to head over to my online store to shop those great deals now!!  Have fun shopping!


New Seasonal Grid Paper from Stampin’ Up!

Stampin’ Up! has some pretty new Seasonal Grid Paper to get you in the holiday crafting mood!

Here’s the deets:

The grid paper is a great disposable placemat that protects your table or desk when stamping and crafting. Bring a festive feeling into your crafting space with our special edition seasonal grid paper. This gorgeously designed Christmas grid paper will add the perfect touch to your stamping set up. Available while supplies last.

* 13″ x 13″ (33 X 33 cm)
* 25 sheets
* Double-sided: white with Mossy Meadow design on one side, white with Real Red design on the other side
* Metric & Imperial Measurements on both sides
* Product colors: Mossy Meadow, Real Red, white

The Grid Paper is $9.00 per pack and is available now in the online store here!


The Buy 3, Get 1 Free Designer Series Paper Sale!

By popular demand, Stampin’ Up! is bringing back the Designer Series Paper Sale!  Running thru 30 Sep, you can buy three packages of select Designer Series Paper, and get one FREE!

Here’s the Deets:

  • All order types qualify for this promotion.
  • Only Designer Series Papers listed in the table below qualify for this promotion. You may mix and match papers from any of the listed papers.
  • There is no limit to how many times participants can buy three packages of Designer Series Paper, and get one free during this sale.
  • As you order online, when three qualifying Designer Series Paper packs are entered, a prompt to add a free Designer Series Paper will appear.
  • In the online store, if you order four packages of the same qualifying Designer Series Paper, you’ll need to enter three together and then order the fourth free item separately.
  • Designer Series Paper ordered as part of a Starter Kit does not qualify for this sale.
  • Designer Series Paper ordered with Stampin’ Rewards does not qualify for this sale.

Here are the Designer Series Papers that are included in this great offer!  So…you could order three lower priced paper packs – and pick the higher-priced (and GORGEOUS!!) Pressed Petals Specialty DSP for FREE!!  Whoo-hoo!

Here’s a cool and colorful flyer to open up!

This is a once-a-year deal on our beautiful Designer Series Papers – so go ahead and start stocking up now!


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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:  

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

Pumpkin Pie Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 5/8″ x 2 1/2″ (sentiment); Wicked Die Cuts (x2); Spider die cut (x2)

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

Black Foil: Wicked Sentiment Die Cuts; Spider die cut

Monster Bash 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, Clearance Rack Update, Halloween, Ordering Special!, Special Promotions | Tags: , , , , | 18 Comments

Stampin’ Up! SeaSide Spray Frosted Foliage from Stamptember!

It’s HAAAWWWWMMMP Day!  Again!  Peeps – the days just be flying by.  Before you know it it’ll be Halloween – then Thanksgiving – then…CHRISTMAS.

YIKES!

So – it’s time to start thinking about spooky cards, thankful cards and Christmas cards!!

Last weekend, at Stamptember, we made a few cards that would fit into these categories pretty nicely.  I’ll share a couple more with you – including today’s beauty from the Frosted Foliage stamp set and Feels Like Frost Specialty 6″ x 6″ DSP.  Take a look-see:

Thanks to the super-uber-organized Sandra Hernandez (she’s an Air Force veteran – whoo-hooo!), this was a perfectly lovely and yet easy to create card.  Which means it would be perfect for making multiples of for your Christmas-Card-giving needs!

We first stamped the big snowflake image from the Frosted Foliage set in Seaside Spray all over a Seaside Spray panel.

Next I used Liquid Glue to adhere a strip of the Feels Like Frost Specialty 6″ x 6″ DSP across the panel – it’s easy to forget there are beautiful Silvery designs on the back of the gorgeous photo-realistic images!

We used the Sprig Punch to cut two Vellum card stock sprigs and two Silver Glimmer Paper sprigs.  These are adhered with Liquid Glue.

I stamped the Feels Like Frost sentiment in Night of Navy on a piece of Whisper White card stock.  Over the top is a few of the flowers from the set stamped in Seaside Spray.  The sentiment was punched with the Timeless Label Punch.

Then I popped the sentient label onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I added some Pool Party and Night of Navy jewels from the Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels pack and the card front was done!

When I got home, I added some Frosted Foliage flowers (the same that we used on the sentiment label) across the bottom of a Whisper White panel in Seaside Spray ink.  I added a few more Pool Party Holiday Rhinestones.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel inside the Seaside Spray card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more Frosted Foliage flowers across the front…

…and I adhered more silvery Feels Like Frost Specialty 6″ x 6″ DSP to the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Minimal layers – quickly prepared and assembled!  Feels Like Frost lends it’s shiny beauty to the Frosted Foliage images and sentiments to create a perfectly perfect Christmas card!  Add a second Christmas-y sentiment on the inside or leave it as it is!  I hope you like!

TTFN
M

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 16 SEP – 31 SEP: JBW2A4TB

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.


Stampin’ Up! Clearance Rack Update!!

Stampin’ Up! has updated the Clearance Rack with lot of new goodies!  Yay!!!  Head over on the double to get your hands on some great deals.  But hurry!!  Clearance Rack deals are only while supplies last!

Click here to head over to my online store to shop those great deals now!!  Have fun shopping!


New Seasonal Grid Paper from Stampin’ Up!

Stampin’ Up! has some pretty new Seasonal Grid Paper to get you in the holiday crafting mood!

Here’s the deets:

The grid paper is a great disposable placemat that protects your table or desk when stamping and crafting. Bring a festive feeling into your crafting space with our special edition seasonal grid paper. This gorgeously designed Christmas grid paper will add the perfect touch to your stamping set up. Available while supplies last.

* 13″ x 13″ (33 X 33 cm)
* 25 sheets
* Double-sided: white with Mossy Meadow design on one side, white with Real Red design on the other side
* Metric & Imperial Measurements on both sides
* Product colors: Mossy Meadow, Real Red, white

The Grid Paper is $9.00 per pack and is available now in the online store here!


The Buy 3, Get 1 Free Designer Series Paper Sale!

By popular demand, Stampin’ Up! is bringing back the Designer Series Paper Sale!  Running thru 30 Sep, you can buy three packages of select Designer Series Paper, and get one FREE!

Here’s the Deets:

  • All order types qualify for this promotion.
  • Only Designer Series Papers listed in the table below qualify for this promotion. You may mix and match papers from any of the listed papers.
  • There is no limit to how many times participants can buy three packages of Designer Series Paper, and get one free during this sale.
  • As you order online, when three qualifying Designer Series Paper packs are entered, a prompt to add a free Designer Series Paper will appear.
  • In the online store, if you order four packages of the same qualifying Designer Series Paper, you’ll need to enter three together and then order the fourth free item separately.
  • Designer Series Paper ordered as part of a Starter Kit does not qualify for this sale.
  • Designer Series Paper ordered with Stampin’ Rewards does not qualify for this sale.

Here are the Designer Series Papers that are included in this great offer!  So…you could order three lower priced paper packs – and pick the higher-priced (and GORGEOUS!!) Pressed Petals Specialty DSP for FREE!!  Whoo-hoo!

Here’s a cool and colorful flyer to open up!

This is a once-a-year deal on our beautiful Designer Series Papers – so go ahead and start stocking up now!


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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Seaside Spray Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, scored and folded at 4 1/4″); 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (card front)

Whisper White Card Stock:  Timeless Label Punch (sentiment); 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (inner liner)

Vellum Card Stock and Silver Glimmer Paper: Sprig Punch shapes – 2 each

Feels Like Frost Specialty 6″ x 6″ DSP: 1″ x 5 3/8″ (strip 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


There are several reasons that Finn might be on “the rock” (that’s our brush-the-dog rock).

  1.  He wants me to brush him.  Unlikely since he likes the overall brushing experience – but that knot-picking is tedious.
  2. He figures it’s a good vantage point to see lurking lurkers and figments.  Possible – Sun Tzu touted the high ground in the Art of War.   Who’s Finn to argue with Sun Tzu?
  3. He was galumphing along and then…he was on the rock.  Going with the ever-useful Achems Razor (aka K.I.S.S) – I supect this is the actual reason he’s on the rock.

Now – what do you suppose he’s peering at so intently?

Tis a conundrum! 😉

TTFN

M

 

Categories: 2019 Holiday Catalog, Christmas, Clearance Rack Update, Holiday, Ordering Special!, Special Promotions | Tags: , , , | 4 Comments

Stampin’ Up! So Many Stars Before Christmas

Good Tuesday!  Hope everyone’s week is going well.  We’re trying to finish up the 2018 taxes – so…that sort of sucks.  But – we’re taking them to AL to the accountant on Thursday so I guess they’ll be “done” then! LOL!

My card today is a quick and easy one – thanks to the Night Before Christmas Memories & More Card Pack and the So Many Stars Bundle!  Take a look-see:

The layout for this one is – loosely! – based on the sketch from the TGIF Challenge this week!

And I decided it fit pretty well with The Paper Players CAS challenge…

I started with one of the wonderful Night Before Christmas Memories & More Cards & Envelopes for the card base, and one of the smaller cards in the Night Before Christmas Memories & More Card Pack.  I adhered that small card to a Shaded Spruce mat and adhered it to the card front with Liquid Glue.

Next up, I pulled out the So Many Stars bundle – that includes the stamp set and the amazing Stitched Stars Dies – and some Gold Foil.  I cut a solid star and a detailed star from the Gold Foil and adhered them together with Liquid Glue.

I cut a couple of smaller stars – one from Shaded Spruce and one from Cherry Cobbler – and two detailed Gold Foil stars – and created those stacks as well.  Then I adhered those stars to the Gold Star with Liquid Glue.

I stuck a couple of Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of the star-stack and used them to wind some of the gold tinsel from the Most Wonderful Time Product Medley.

I used some Glue Dots to adhere two lengths of Cherry Cobbler 3/8″ Striped Ribbon.  Then I used a couple more Glue Dots to adhere the stacked stars over top.

I finished off with a few gold stars from the Most Wonderful Time Medley – including one in the middle of the stacked stars!

On the inside I stamped a sentiment from So Many Stars in Cherry Cobbler to a Very Vanilla panel.  Then I added some stars in Golden Glitz Delicata and Shaded Spruce inks.  Over the sentiment, I added the scattered stars image (also from So Many Stars) in Golden Glitz Delicata Ink.

I used one of the large cards from the Night Before Christmas Memories & More Card Pack as a mat and adhered the panel to it and then inside the card base with Liquid Glue, and the card was done!

The Night Before Christmas Memories & More Cards & Envelopes include already-decorated envelopes – but…I added some stars and scattered-stars in Golden Glitz on the front…

…and on the flap.

Et Voila!  These Night Before Christmas Memories & More Cards & Envelopes are such a fun starting point for so many cards – especially at Christmas (but…don’t forget patriotic cards, too – add a little Night of Navy or Blueberry Bushel!) and when you ALSO use the Night Before Christmas Memories & More Card Pack – then the “easy” just got “peasy”!! 😉  And, I think the So Many Stars Bundle is SO pretty with all the wonderful images and sentiments and the gorgeous Stitched Stars Dies!  I hope you like!

TTFN
M

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 16 SEP – 31 SEP: JBW2A4TB

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.


The Buy 3, Get 1 Free Designer Series Paper Sale!

By popular demand, Stampin’ Up! is bringing back the Designer Series Paper Sale!  Running thru 30 Sep, you can buy three packages of select Designer Series Paper, and get one FREE!

Here’s the Deets:

  • All order types qualify for this promotion.
  • Only Designer Series Papers listed in the table below qualify for this promotion. You may mix and match papers from any of the listed papers.
  • There is no limit to how many times participants can buy three packages of Designer Series Paper, and get one free during this sale.
  • As you order online, when three qualifying Designer Series Paper packs are entered, a prompt to add a free Designer Series Paper will appear.
  • In the online store, if you order four packages of the same qualifying Designer Series Paper, you’ll need to enter three together and then order the fourth free item separately.
  • Designer Series Paper ordered as part of a Starter Kit does not qualify for this sale.
  • Designer Series Paper ordered with Stampin’ Rewards does not qualify for this sale.

Here are the Designer Series Papers that are included in this great offer!  So…you could order three lower priced paper packs – and pick the higher-priced (and GORGEOUS!!) Pressed Petals Specialty DSP for FREE!!  Whoo-hoo!

Here’s a cool and colorful flyer to open up!

This is a once-a-year deal on our beautiful Designer Series Papers – so go ahead and start stocking up now!


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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Night Before Christmas Memories & More Cards & Envelopes: card base

Shaded Spruce Card Stock: 3 1/8″ x 4 1/8″ (mat for card front); small solid Stitched Stars Die cut star

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

Cherry Cobbler Card Stock: small solid Stitched Stars Die cut star

Gold Foil: Larger solid and detailed Stitched Stars Die cut stars

Night Before Christmas Memories & More Card Pack: small on front – large as mat for 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!


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Finn Fan Fix


Finn hates when one of the ponies rubs their neck on the stall door.  Or…their butt on the wall.  Or…make any noise whatsoever in their stalls.

It makes him crazy and he boing-boing-boings to the front of the offender’s stall, barking ferociously.

It’s quite menacing.

They are completely unimpressed and they ignore his annoyance COMPLETELY.

I’m sure that’s demoralizing for him! 😉

Out in the pasture, Cady – the younger pony – is wont to spend a considerable amount of time rubbing various parts of her body on almost any tree she can find.

She’s itchy, okay?  She can’t help it! And no – that tree does NOT make her butt look big.  It actually IS big – it’s part of her DNA and charm! 😉

As I sit on the porch after letting everyone out…I can tell when she’s “doing it”.

Yes – he’s “pointing” at her.

So…I holler….”CADY!!!  Get off that tree!!!”

It’s quite menacing.

She is completely unimpressed and she ignores my annoyance COMPLETELY.

It’s quite demoralizing for me! 😉

But – Finn, in a show of solidarity (and because he’s always looking for an excuse to boing-bounce-bark) he goes flying to the fence barking.

Guess – go ahead, guess!! – how much she cares about THAT!??

Yea.  Not.  Even.  A.  Bit.

😉

TTFN

M

 

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Stampin’ Up! Stamptember and Six Wrapped in Plaid Pine Trees

Mornin’, y’all!  Hope you had a great weekend!  I sure did!

Saturday was a great event down in Middle Georgia, called Stamptember.  There were a LOT of people there – including Tanner Smedley – our Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator Development Manager for the SE region!

He spoke for a little while, giving us a little insight into some new goodies coming down the pike from Stampin’ Up!

Later – at dinner, someone accidently mentioned to the staff that it was his 21st birthday.

It was not… but… 😉

We also had a couple of good talks from superstars Wendy Cranford and Brian King.  They were funny – AND insightful!

Yes – even BRIAN! 😉

There were also door prizes and goodies in our gift bags!  We all got a pack of Wrapped in Plaid DSP, some Jingle Bells, a pack of Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Stampin’ Dimensionals, and chocolate! 🙂

AND – we made cards!  SIX of them!  Whoo-hooo!

Today I’m going to share one of the cards we made (it’s a super cute design from the event organizer, Sandra Hernandez, and her team!) – using the Wrapped in Plaid DSP and the Perfectly Plaid bundle!  Take a look-see:

The card pieces were already cut for us and we had a little tub with the: Perfectly Plaid stamps; Pine Tree, Twinkle Builder and Triple Banner Punches; and Linen Thread.  Our table worked together and each cut six Pine Trees from one of our Wrapped in Plaid DSP papers and shared them (we thought we were ever-so-clever to save that gorgeous plaid paper!).

The Shaded Spruce panel is popped onto the Cherry Cobbler card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

To adhere the trees, we popped the top middle and bottom end trees on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and I used Liquid Glue to adhere the other three.

The sentiment, from Perfectly Plaid, is stamped in Shaded Green on a strip of Whisper White.  We used the Triple Banner Punch to cut the ends, then I used Liquid Glue and Dimensionals to adhere the banner over the trees.

We used a length of Linen Thread to tie a bow thru one of our Jingle Bells and then adhered it with a Glue Dot.

The Twinkle Builder Punch yielded some Gold Foil stars, that we adhered across one of the trees with Liquid Glue.

I added a Cherry Cobbler Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewel to finish off the card front.

On the inside, we stamped the Perfectly Plaid tree in Shaded Spruce on a Whisper White panel.  I added another Twinkle Builder Gold Foil star, too!

We adhered the panel into our Cherry Cobbler card base – and that was it!

When I got home, I stamped the Shaded Spruce tree on the front of a Whisper White Medium Envelope (#nonekkidenvelopes)…

…and I added a little more Wrapped in Plaid DSP to the envelope flap!

Et Voila!  I’ll share the other five cards with you in the near future – they’re really pretty! – but…this one with the six Perfectly Plaid Pine Trees really hit the sweet spot for me!  Thanks, Sandra – and all the ladies down there in Middle GA, for a great day!  I hope you like!

TTFN
M

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 16 SEP – 31 SEP: JBW2A4TB

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.


The Buy 3, Get 1 Free Designer Series Paper Sale!

By popular demand, Stampin’ Up! is bringing back the Designer Series Paper Sale!  Running thru 30 Sep, you can buy three packages of select Designer Series Paper, and get one FREE!

Here’s the Deets:

  • All order types qualify for this promotion.
  • Only Designer Series Papers listed in the table below qualify for this promotion. You may mix and match papers from any of the listed papers.
  • There is no limit to how many times participants can buy three packages of Designer Series Paper, and get one free during this sale.
  • As you order online, when three qualifying Designer Series Paper packs are entered, a prompt to add a free Designer Series Paper will appear.
  • In the online store, if you order four packages of the same qualifying Designer Series Paper, you’ll need to enter three together and then order the fourth free item separately.
  • Designer Series Paper ordered as part of a Starter Kit does not qualify for this sale.
  • Designer Series Paper ordered with Stampin’ Rewards does not qualify for this sale.

Here are the Designer Series Papers that are included in this great offer!  So…you could order three lower priced paper packs – and pick the higher-priced (and GORGEOUS!!) Pressed Petals Specialty DSP for FREE!!  Whoo-hoo!

Here’s a cool and colorful flyer to open up!

This is a once-a-year deal on our beautiful Designer Series Papers – so go ahead and start stocking up now!


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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

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

Shaded Spruce Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front)

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

Wrapped in Plaid DSP: Pine Tree Punched trees; 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


So…in case you didn’t “get” all the answers yesterday…

#1: This is a tiny front Katy paw. 🙂

#2: These are NOT-SO-TINY front Finn Feet!

#3: I am simply assuming that y’all got this one.  This is Katy back paws.

JK – Of COURSE those are Finn-Feet! LOL

And….#4:  that’s a totes-adorbs Katy hind-foot!

How many of you passed?? 😉

Do not lie to a dog with an L-F-Ant.

That’s how Finn says Mr. Elephant.  Mister L-F-Ant! 😉

TTFN

M

 

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Stampin’ Up! Gleaming Detailed Bells Are Ringing

Well – it’s Sunday!  Yesterday was fun – if loooooooonnnggg! – and I met some new folks and made new friends!  And made some fun projects!

Today’s card is another Christmas card – sorry.  Can’t help it very much!

This one uses the new Bells Are Ringing and the bundled Detailed Bells Dies.  Plus the Stylish Scroll Embossing Folder and a touch of Brightly Gleaming Specialty DSP.  Take a look-see:

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

I started with a Very Vanilla panel that I embossed in the Stylish Scroll Embossing Folder – cut it down to size and matted it on Cherry Cobbler card stock for the card front.

Then I took a small piece of Pretty Peacock and Copper Foil paper from the Brightly Gleaming Specialty DSP, matted it on Cherry Cobbler, and adhered it across the card front.

I used the Detailed Bells Dies to cut two solid bells from Pretty Peacock, one from Cherry Cobbler and one from Very Vanilla.  Then I cut three detailed bells from Copper Foil.  I adhered all the detailed die cuts to the solid cuts with Liquid Glue.

I adhered a couple of boughs from the Brightly Gleaming Foil Elements with Liquid Glue.  Then I added the two Pretty Peacock bells – the one on the left with Liquid Glue and the top bell with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I added the Very Vanilla and Cherry Cobbler bells to the top of the panel in the same way.

The sentiment, from Bells Are Ringing, is stamped in Cherry Cobbler on Very Vanilla, and cut with a die from the Ornate Frames Die set.  I edged the die cut with my Pretty Peacock Stampin’ Write Marker and tucked it under the bells with Liquid Glue.

I stamped two bows from Bells Are Ringing in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on Very Vanilla and colored them with my Light and Dark Cherry Cobbler and Pretty Peacock Stampin’ Blends.  Then I fussy cut them.  There’s a die in the Detailed Bells Die set – but I wanted a no-border cut so…out came the Paper Snips!

I adhered the bows with Liquid Glue.  Then I added a Pretty Peacock Rhinestone from the Noble Peacock Rhinestone pack to the middle of that bow and to the sentiment panel.  I added Cherry Cobbler Jewels – from the Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels – to the Cherry Cobbler bow and the middles of the Copper Foil Detailed Bells.  And the card front was done!

On the inside, I added a second sentiment from Bells Are Ringing in Cherry Cobbler to a Very Vanilla Mat.  I stamped the large bell outline in Pretty Peaccok and added some “fill-in” images in Pretty Peacock and Cherry Cobbler.  The “ringer” is Celestial Copper Delicata Metallic Ink.  I added a single Pretty Peacock Rhinestone by the sentiment.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Cherry Cobbler mat and into my Thick Very Vanilla Card Base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got another Bells Are Ringing bell on the front…

… and I added a little more of the Brightly Gleaming Specialty DSP to the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  This is such pretty paper, y’all!  I especially love the designs with the Pretty Peacock as the predominant color – it’s just perfect with the Copper Foil!  The Bells Are Ringing stamp set and bundled Detailed Bells is a super bundle for elegant Christmas or New Year’s cards!  I hope you like!

TTFN
M

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 1 SEP – 15 SEP: DCY9BN4N

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.


Limited Time 2019 Holiday Catalog Special Bundles – TICK TOCK!

Today=Done! 🙁

I know you’ve got a LONG wish list from the new 2019 Holiday Catalog!  And – I’ve got a way for you to save a little money and fill out that wish list a little faster!

As has become my tradition, I’ve gathered up some goodies from the new Suites (and beyond!) in the 2019 Holiday Catalog that coordinate perfectly with each other and will get you well on the way to making great cards and projects!

When you order them, you’ll save around 15-20% off ordering everything yourself!  And every Special Bundle includes a FREE GIFT! 🙂  Please note – these bundles are only available until 15 Sept (uhm – that’s tomorrow!) – so…get them while you can!

Head on over to my Ordering Page to see what you’ll get in each bundle (I’ve got PICTURES!!) and then get your order placed!

HAPPY BUNDLING!


The Buy 3, Get 1 Free Designer Series Paper Sale!

By popular demand, Stampin’ Up! is bringing back the Designer Series Paper Sale!  Running thru 30 Sep, you can buy three packages of select Designer Series Paper, and get one FREE!

Here’s the Deets:

  • All order types qualify for this promotion.
  • Only Designer Series Papers listed in the table below qualify for this promotion. You may mix and match papers from any of the listed papers.
  • There is no limit to how many times participants can buy three packages of Designer Series Paper, and get one free during this sale.
  • As you order online, when three qualifying Designer Series Paper packs are entered, a prompt to add a free Designer Series Paper will appear.
  • In the online store, if you order four packages of the same qualifying Designer Series Paper, you’ll need to enter three together and then order the fourth free item separately.
  • Designer Series Paper ordered as part of a Starter Kit does not qualify for this sale.
  • Designer Series Paper ordered with Stampin’ Rewards does not qualify for this sale.

Here are the Designer Series Papers that are included in this great offer!  So…you could order three lower priced paper packs – and pick the higher-priced (and GORGEOUS!!) Pressed Petals Specialty DSP for FREE!!  Whoo-hoo!

Here’s a cool and colorful flyer to open up!

This is a once-a-year deal on our beautiful Designer Series Papers – so go ahead and start stocking up now!


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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

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

Cherry Cobbler Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 1 5/8″ x 4″ (mat for DSP strip); Detailed Bells solid die cut bell

Very Vanilla Card Stock:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); Detailed Bells solid die cut bell

Pretty Peacock Card Stock: Detailed Bells solid die cut bells (x2)

Copper Foil: Detailed Bells detailed die cut bells (x3)

Brightly Gleaming Specialty DSP: 1 1/2″ x 3 7/8″ (strip 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!


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Finn Fan Fix


Okay.  Today is a pop-quiz.

Sorry I didn’t warn you it was coming.

Which, actually, is sort of the definition of a modern Major Gener….sorry…the very definition of a “pop” quiz! 😉

This is to test your investigative observation skills.

For each picture below…identify dog or cat.

100% is a passing grade.

This should be easy-peasy!

#1:

#2:

#3:

And….#4:

How many of you passed?? 😉

TTFN

M

 

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LAST DAY for the Stamps-N-Lingers 2019 Holiday Catalog Special Bundles!

Today is the LAST DAY to Take Advantage of My Special Bundles

Don’t Miss Out!

Now that you’ve had some time to peruse the new 2019 Holiday Catalog, I know you’ve got a LONG wish list!  And – I’ve got a way for you to save a little money and fill out that wish list a little faster!

BUT!

Today is the LAST day for you to take advantage of my LIMITED TIME Special Bundles!

When you order these bundles, you’ll save around 10-15% off ordering everything yourself!  And every Special Bundle includes a FREE GIFT! 🙂

Winner Winner!

Check them out – then use the handy form at the end to get your order placed!


Bundle #1: Plaid, Pines and Penguins Bundle – $136

If you bought all these products separately you’d spend about $170 when you factor in shipping and tax – depending on how much Uncle Sam takes where you live.  Check it out!

BONUS:  When you purchase the Plaid, Pines and Penguins Bundle, you’ll get a FREE package of Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels!

Bundle #2:  Shines So Bright Bundle – $144 (THIS PRICE HAS GONE DOWN – THE HAMMERED METAL 3D EMBOSSING FOLDER IS NOT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE SO IT WILL NOT BE IN THIS BUNDLE!

If you bought all these products separately you’d spend about $180 when you factor in shipping and tax – depending on how much Uncle Sam takes where you live.  Check it out!

BONUS:  When you purchase the Shines So Bright Bundle, you’ll get a FREE roll of 1/2″ Classic Weave Ribbon!

Bundle #3:  Harvest Bounty Bundle – $119

If you bought all these products separately you’d spend about $146 when you factor in shipping and tax – depending on how much Uncle Sam takes where you live.  Check it out!

BONUS:  When you purchase the Harvest Bounty Bundle, you’ll get a FREE Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Blends Combo!

Bundle #4:  Frosty Snowmoose Bundle – $174

If you bought all these products separately you’d spend about $220 when you factor in shipping and tax – depending on how much Uncle Sam takes where you live.  Check it out!

BONUS:  When you purchase the Frosty Snowmoose Bundle, you’ll get a FREE package of Snow Globe Shaker Domes!

Bundle #5:  Wicked Good Fun Bundle – $135

If you bought all these products separately you’d spend about $169 when you factor in shipping and tax – depending on how much Uncle Sam takes where you live.  Check it out!

 

BONUS:  When you purchase the Wicked Good Fun Bundle, you’ll get a FREE Stylish Scroll Embossing Folder!

Bundle #6:  Toile & Wreaths Bundle – $147

If you bought all these products separately you’d spend about $184 when you factor in shipping and tax – depending on how much Uncle Sam takes where you live.  Check it out!

 

BONUS:  When you purchase the Toile & Wreaths Bundle, you’ll get a FREE Toile Tidings Glitter Enamel Dots!

Bundle #7:  Across The Seasons Bundle – $171

If you bought all these products separately you’d spend about $217 when you factor in shipping and tax – depending on how much Uncle Sam takes where you live.  Check it out!

 

BONUS:  When you purchase the Across The Seasons Bundle, you’ll get a FREE pack of Holiday Rhinestone Jewels

Bundle #8:  Star Of Love Bundle – $145

If you bought all these products separately you’d spend about $182 when you factor in shipping and tax – depending on how much Uncle Sam takes where you live.  Check it out!

BONUS:  When you purchase the Star Of Love Bundle, you’ll get a FREE pack of Brightly Gleaming Foil Elements

Bundle #9:  Cozy Christmas Bundle – $145

If you bought all these products separately you’d spend about $182 when you factor in shipping and tax – depending on how much Uncle Sam takes where you live.  Check it out!

 

BONUS:  When you purchase the Cozy Christmas Bundle, you’ll get a FREE roll of Cherry Cobbler 3/8″ Diagonal Stripe Ribbon!

Bundle #10:  Snow Much Fun Bundle – $158

If you bought all these products separately you’d spend about $200 when you factor in shipping and tax – depending on how much Uncle Sam takes where you live.  Check it out!

 

BONUS:  When you purchase the Snow Much Fun Bundle, you’ll get a FREE roll of Real Red 1/8″ Curly Ribbon! 


BONUS TIME!!

In addition to the free gift you get with each bundle – if you purchase more than one of the bundles above, I’ll send you a handy Stamp Case Label document all ready for you to print on Avery 5160 labels.  These will make your stamp room organization even easier!


So – if these bundles look good to you, fill out the form below and pick your goodies!

I’ll send you a PayPal invoice and then get them right on the way directly to you as soon as that’s paid!

PLEASE NOTE: These offers are available to anyone – but I can only ship to addresses in the United States or Military APO addresses.  Thanks for your understanding!

These bundles will only be available from me at these great discounts thru the end of TODAY (15 Sep 19) – so…don’t hesitate!

 

TTFN
M

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 1 SEP – 15 SEP: DCY9BN4N

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.


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! Wrapped In Plaid Pine Trees

Good morning and happy weekend!  Hope you’ve got something fun planned! 🙂

I’m headed down South a piece to a “Stamptember” event!  There’ll be a group of Demo’s from the SE – and some folk from SU! in attendance.  We’re going to stamp (duh!) and eat and probably kibbitz a lot!  I think it’ll be fun!  The downside, though, is that it’s enough of a “piece” there and back that I won’t be able to do a video tonight! 🙁  But…I’ll try to post pics of the event on my Stamps-N-Lingers FB page throughout the day as I’m able! 🙂

My card for today is perfect if you’re trying to avoid inky fingers for a minute.  That’s right – no stamp was inked in the making of this card!  I used the wunnermus Wrapped In Plaid DSP, the Pine Tree Punch, a die from the Word Wishes die set and…some 1/2″ Classic Weave Ribbon.  Take a look-see:

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

I started with some Night of Navy and Shaded Spruce-dominant Wrapped in Plaid DSP and matted it on Cherry Cobbler for the card front.

I wrapped some Very Vanilla 3/8″ Scalloped Lace Trim around the panel – using SNAIL and Glue Dots to secure it.  Over the top I added a length of the 1/2″ Classic Weave Ribbon.  I made sure that the “Christmas” would be lined up to match the die cut sentiment.

I popped a Very Vanilla Stitched Shape circle over the top of the ribbon with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Using the Pine Tree Punch, I cut a Wrapped in Plaid DSP and Cherry Cobbler tree and adhered them onto the circle with Liquid Glue.

With the Word Wishes Die, I cut a Copper Foil and two Cherry Cobbler sentiments (“Merry”) and stacked them up with Liquid Glue.  Then I adhered the stack with Liquid Glue.

I used a piece of Silver Metallic Thread to tie a snug knot around the 1/2″ Classic Weave Ribbon just to the left of the adhered Stitched Shapes Circle.  I tied a bow with the ribbon and adhered it over the knot with a couple of Glue Dots.

When you tie the knot around the ribbon – it compresses it a smidge – so…the bow looks way more real when you stick it on! 😉

I added a couple of Star Designer Elements and the card front was done!

On the inside, I matted a piece of Very Vanilla on Cherry Cobbler with Liquid Glue and then wrapped another length of 1/2″ Classic Weave Ribbon around the panel.

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

The front of my Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got a punched out Wrapped in Plaid DSP Pine Tree adhered with Liquid Glue…

…and a little more of the DSP on the envelope flap!

Et Voila!  Easy peasy and not an inky finger in sight!  I LOVE the Wrapped in Plaid DSP so so much, don’t you?  And the Pine Tree Punch is going to become one of my favorite punches of all time.  Well.  It might already BE my favorite punch of all time!  I hope you like!

TTFN
M

 

 

 

P.S  Love this card?  Love Plaid and Pines?  Check out my Special Bundle #1: The Plaid, Pines and Penguins Bundle  😉


HOST CODE FOR 1 SEP – 15 SEP: DCY9BN4N

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.


Limited Time 2019 Holiday Catalog Special Bundles – TICK TOCK!

Today…Tomorrow…Done! 🙁

I know you’ve got a LONG wish list from the new 2019 Holiday Catalog!  And – I’ve got a way for you to save a little money and fill out that wish list a little faster!

As has become my tradition, I’ve gathered up some goodies from the new Suites (and beyond!) in the 2019 Holiday Catalog that coordinate perfectly with each other and will get you well on the way to making great cards and projects!

When you order them, you’ll save around 15-20% off ordering everything yourself!  And every Special Bundle includes a FREE GIFT! 🙂  Please note – these bundles are only available until 15 Sept (uhm – that’s tomorrow!) – so…get them while you can!

Head on over to my Ordering Page to see what you’ll get in each bundle (I’ve got PICTURES!!) and then get your order placed!

HAPPY BUNDLING!


The Buy 3, Get 1 Free Designer Series Paper Sale!

By popular demand, Stampin’ Up! is bringing back the Designer Series Paper Sale!  Running thru 30 Sep, you can buy three packages of select Designer Series Paper, and get one FREE!

Here’s the Deets:

  • All order types qualify for this promotion.
  • Only Designer Series Papers listed in the table below qualify for this promotion. You may mix and match papers from any of the listed papers.
  • There is no limit to how many times participants can buy three packages of Designer Series Paper, and get one free during this sale.
  • As you order online, when three qualifying Designer Series Paper packs are entered, a prompt to add a free Designer Series Paper will appear.
  • In the online store, if you order four packages of the same qualifying Designer Series Paper, you’ll need to enter three together and then order the fourth free item separately.
  • Designer Series Paper ordered as part of a Starter Kit does not qualify for this sale.
  • Designer Series Paper ordered with Stampin’ Rewards does not qualify for this sale.

Here are the Designer Series Papers that are included in this great offer!  So…you could order three lower priced paper packs – and pick the higher-priced (and GORGEOUS!!) Pressed Petals Specialty DSP for FREE!!  Whoo-hoo!

Here’s a cool and colorful flyer to open up!

This is a once-a-year deal on our beautiful Designer Series Papers – so go ahead and start stocking up now!


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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

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

Cherry Cobbler Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); Word Wishes die cut sentiments (x2); Pine Tree Punch tree

Very Vanilla Card Stock:  2 2/8″ Stitched Circle Die Cut on front); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

Wrapped In Plaid 6″ x 6″ DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); Pine Tree Punch trees (x2); 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


The other day I got a super-fun card in the mail.  It’s from one of my team members (and friend!) – and her daughter and some of her cohorts from Florida.

Apparently, the word is out that I sort of like to use a couple three Stampin’ Dimensionals on my cards.

Did you know that??  Had you heard that rumor?!?

Well – these ladies cracked me up – and, I suspect, cracked themselves up, too, while they were concocting it.  Check it out.

Finn loved it, too.

Colored Dimensional covers?!?!  Say….WHAAAAAAT!?!?

Where have these BEEN all my life, Mom!?!?

TTFN

M

 

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Stampin’ Up! Playful Penguins Side by Side

Happy Friday!  Hope you’ve got a fun weekend planned.  And REALLY hoping that the weather is getting a little cooler where you are!

For today, I’ve got a sweet little card that I think would be great for anyone on your card list!  It uses the very nice DistINKtive stamp set – Playful Penguins – plus a couple of Annual Catalog background stamps.  Take a look-see:

The layout for this one comes from the Tuesday Morning Sketches challenge this week…

And the could-be-masculine-real-easy color scheme is thanks to the TGIF color challenge!

I started by creating a fun background in Black and Merry Merlot using the Buffalo Check and Handwritten stamp sets. My Stamparatus played a key and starring role in this endeavor – plus my ever-present sticky notes!

I masked off part of a Merry Merlot panel and stamped one side with the Handwritten stamp in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  Then I flipped the panel in the Stamparatus, re-positioned the sticky notes and stamped the Buffalo Check in Tuxedo Black.  The Stamparatus is PERFECT for this – cuz it lets you stamp and re-stamp as many times as you need to get the amount of color you want!  Pick up the sticky notes and….

Boom!

I matted the panel on Basic Black to create my card front.

Next up is a piece of Basic Black – cut with a Stitched Rectangle Die and adhered at an angle with Liquid Glue.

I once again employed the Stamparatus to stamp two of the totes-adorbs Playful Penguins in Tuxedo Black on a Very Vanilla panel.  I placed both stamps on the plate and stamped them at the same time.

Then I cut the image at an angle with a smaller Stitched Rectangle Die.  I used my Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker to add some “ice” under them (cuz – you know, Penguins don’t like….hover!). 🙂

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

The sentiment, from Playful Penguins, is stamped in Merry Merlot on a piece of Very Vanilla, cut with a Stitched Rectangle Die and adhered with Liquid Glue.  There’s a Mini Stampin’ Dimensional under the bottom right-hand corner to support the sentiment banner.

I stamped two scarves – one in Merry Merlot on Very Vanilla and one in Basic Black on Merry Merlot –  and fussy cut them.  Then I popped them onto their penguins with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I added some black dots from the Monster Bash Enamel Shapes – and the card front was done!

On the inside, I added a second sentiment from Playful Penguins in Merry Merlot on a Very Vanilla panel.  Then I stamped the two penguins in the bottom corner!  Yes – used my Stamparatus again – I just moved the plate down a couple of hinges to put the image where I wanted it!

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Basic Black mat and into my Thick Very Vanilla card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

The front of my Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got more penguins on the front…

…and on the back.  I used my Stamparatus to lift the envelope flap so that I could stamp the image again – making it so it would all be there when the flap is raised up!  Thank you, Stamparatus! 🙂

Et Voila!  I love this Playful Penguins set – truth…wasn’t sure I would.  I mean…penguins are cute, but…c’mon – they’re no Australian Shepherd.  But – once I stamped the images (and they’re perfectly textured with just a quick stamp!) – and added the sentiments and accessories…I am hooked!  I think they’re just darling – and perfect for a wintery card!  I hope you like!

TTFN

M

 

 

 

P.S  Love this stamp set?  Love Plaid and Pines?  Check out my Special Bundle #1: The Plaid, Pines and Penguins Bundle  😉


HOST CODE FOR 1 SEP – 15 SEP: DCY9BN4N

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.


Limited Time 2019 Holiday Catalog Special Bundles – TICK TOCK!

JUST A COUPLE OF DAYS REMAIN!!

I know you’ve got a LONG wish list from the new 2019 Holiday Catalog!  And – I’ve got a way for you to save a little money and fill out that wish list a little faster!

As has become my tradition, I’ve gathered up some goodies from the new Suites (and beyond!) in the 2019 Holiday Catalog that coordinate perfectly with each other and will get you well on the way to making great cards and projects!

When you order them, you’ll save around 15-20% off ordering everything yourself!  And every Special Bundle includes a FREE GIFT! 🙂  Please note – these bundles are only available until 15 Sept – so…get them while you can!

Head on over to my Ordering Page to see what you’ll get in each bundle (I’ve got PICTURES!!) and then get your order placed!

HAPPY BUNDLING!


The Buy 3, Get 1 Free Designer Series Paper Sale!

By popular demand, Stampin’ Up! is bringing back the Designer Series Paper Sale!  Running thru 30 Sep, you can buy three packages of select Designer Series Paper, and get one FREE!

Here’s the Deets:

  • All order types qualify for this promotion.
  • Only Designer Series Papers listed in the table below qualify for this promotion. You may mix and match papers from any of the listed papers.
  • There is no limit to how many times participants can buy three packages of Designer Series Paper, and get one free during this sale.
  • As you order online, when three qualifying Designer Series Paper packs are entered, a prompt to add a free Designer Series Paper will appear.
  • In the online store, if you order four packages of the same qualifying Designer Series Paper, you’ll need to enter three together and then order the fourth free item separately.
  • Designer Series Paper ordered as part of a Starter Kit does not qualify for this sale.
  • Designer Series Paper ordered with Stampin’ Rewards does not qualify for this sale.

Here are the Designer Series Papers that are included in this great offer!  So…you could order three lower priced paper packs – and pick the higher-priced (and GORGEOUS!!) Pressed Petals Specialty DSP for FREE!!  Whoo-hoo!

Here’s a cool and colorful flyer to open up!

This is a once-a-year deal on our beautiful Designer Series Papers – so go ahead and start stocking up now!


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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

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

Basic Black Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3′ x 4 3/8″ Stitched Rectangle Die Cut (panel under art)

Very Vanilla Card Stock:  2 5/8″ x 4″ Stitched Rectangle Die Cut (art); 1 1/8″ x 2 7/8″ Stitched Rectangle Die Cut (sentiment); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); fussy cut scarf

Merry Merlot Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); fussy cut scarf


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


 

Cat on lap.

Dog on sofa.

Wrong on so many levels!

Sigh…Just going to sleep thru the injustice.

TTFN

M

 

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Stampin’ Up! #ELFIE 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 Hop is a sketch challenge – and I’m excited to see what everyone comes up with –  I just know you’re going to see a ton of awesome-ness on the hop!

I’ve been looking at the adorable #ELFIE stamp set for a minute now – and finally decided it was PAST TIME to get it inky!  So…I did and paired it up with the pretty (and sparkly!) Let It Snow Specialty DSP.  Take a look-see:

And here’s our sketch! 🙂

I started with some of the Let It Snow Specialty DSP, matted on Flirty Flamingo for the card front – and for the next layer of the card as well.  All adhered with Liquid Glue!

For the sentiment panel, I used a piece of Whisper White.  Near the bottom, I stamped a sentiment from #ELFIE in Real Red.  On the other corner – there are two presents from the set, stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.

I colored the presents with my Dark Pool Party and Light Shaded Spruce Stampin’ Blends.

I added snowflakes – from #ELFIE – in Pool Party across the remainder of the panel.  Using my Real Red Stampin’ Write Marker, I made some of the snowflakes red to mirror the DSP panel.

I matted the panel on Flirty Flamingo and added a length of Shaded Spruce/Gold 3/8″ Striped Ribbon, securing it with SNAIL and Glue Dots.

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

On another piece of Whisper White, I stamped the cute #ELFIE image in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  I colored him with my Stampin’ Blends: Light and Dark Shaded Spruce and Real Red; Dark Pool Party; Light Pineapple Punch; and Ivory.  Then – I fussy cut him!

I popped him onto the card front with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals – added a couple of Red Basic Rhinestone Jewels (his buttons!) – and the card front was done.

On the inside, I stamped a second sentiment in Real Red on a Whisper White panel.  Then I surrounded it with more Pool Party snow – touching up some of the flakes with my Real Red Stampin’ Write Marker.

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

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more snow on the front…

…and more of the Let It Snow Specialty DSP on the envelope flap!

Et Voila! #ELFIE looks pretty confident, doesn’t he – as he lounges under the Workshop sign, that Santa will be all ready in just a couple of months (wait…WHAT!?!)!  And I love the color combination, inspired by the pretty Let It Snow Specialty DSP.  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

Karen Finkle

Eva Dobilas

Have fun on the Hop!!

TTFN

M

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 1 SEP – 15 SEP: DCY9BN4N

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.


The Buy 3, Get 1 Free Designer Series Paper Sale!

By popular demand, Stampin’ Up! is bringing back the Designer Series Paper Sale!  Starting today and running thru 30 Sep, you can buy three packages of select Designer Series Paper, and get one FREE!

Here’s the Deets:

  • All order types qualify for this promotion.
  • Only Designer Series Papers listed in the table below qualify for this promotion. You may mix and match papers from any of the listed papers.
  • There is no limit to how many times participants can buy three packages of Designer Series Paper, and get one free during this sale.
  • As you order online, when three qualifying Designer Series Paper packs are entered, a prompt to add a free Designer Series Paper will appear.
  • In the online store, if you order four packages of the same qualifying Designer Series Paper, you’ll need to enter three together and then order the fourth free item separately.
  • Designer Series Paper ordered as part of a Starter Kit does not qualify for this sale.
  • Designer Series Paper ordered with Stampin’ Rewards does not qualify for this sale.

Here are the Designer Series Papers that are included in this great offer!  So…you could order three lower priced paper packs – and pick the higher-priced (and GORGEOUS!!) Pressed Petals Specialty DSP for FREE!!  Whoo-hoo!

Here’s a cool and colorful flyer to open up!

This is a once-a-year deal on our beautiful Designer Series Papers – so go ahead and start stocking up now!


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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:  

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

Flirty Flamingo Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2 3/4″ x 3 7/8″ (mat for middle DSP panel); 3 1/4″ x 3 1/2″ (mat for sentiment panel)

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

Let It Snow Specialty DSP:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); 2 5/8″ x 3 3/4″ (middle DSP panel); 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

 

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