2019 Holiday Catalog

Stampin’ Up! Here’s a Card With Apples (a sneak peek!)

Good Monday, y’all!  Hope you had a most wonderful weekend and are ready to Soldier thru the work-week! 🙂  Did you do anything fun to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Moon-landing?  Like….write something while hanging upside down?  Have a big ole glass of Tang?  Eat some freeze-dried ice cream? 🙂

Yeah – I didn’t do any of those things either.  I just thought back to where I was 50 years ago – and thought “Man.  That was COOL!”  Cuz…it totally was!

And – brave beyond measure.  Even though it is NOT – it SEEMS commonplace to us now, but…can you even imagine?  We had no CLUE what they’d find up there.  Or whether they’d come home (like…. to the point that a speech was waiting for the President just in case they didn’t).  But…they walked out there, strapped on a Saturn V and said….GO!

Wow.  Just….wow.  Body parts made of titanium wrapped in diamond!

On a much MUCH more mundane level, let’s look at a card, shall we?  This one uses a fun sentiment set from the Annual catalog called Here’s A Card.  And – I used the new Apple Punch and Come To Gather DSP (from the 2019 Holiday Catalog), too.  Take a look-see:

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

I started with a piece of Whisper White and embossed it in the Pinewood Planks 3D Embossing Folder, then matted it on Pear Pizzazz for the card front.

Next up, I cut two Rectangle Stitched Dies from the wood-design of the new Come To Gather DSP (coming on 4 Sept!) and adhered them to the card front with Liquid Glue.

Using the new Apple Punch, I cut three apples from checked paper in the Come To Gather DSP.  I also used the punch to make three Early Espresso stems and three Pear Pizzazz leaves.  I used Liquid Glue to adhere the stems and leaves to each apple.

I pulled out the Support Ribbon dies and cut a few little hearts from Cajun Craze.  I adhered them to the two apples with Liquid Glue.  Then I stuck all the apples onto the card front with more Liquid Glue.

I stamped the sentiment from Here’s A Card in Cajun Craze on a piece of Whisper White and cut it with the small Rectangle Stitched Die.  Then I popped it onto the middle apple with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

To finish is off, I tied three small bows from Cajun Craze Linen Thread (yup – you read that right!) from the Come To Gather Ribbon Combo Pack (coming 4 Sept) and adhered them with little dabs of Liquid Glue.

On the inside, I added a second sentiment from Here’s A Card in Cajun Craze to a Whisper White panel.  In the corner I added another apple – letting the edges hang over and then trimming the excess with my Paper Snips.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Pear Pizzazz 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 another apple on the front…

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

Et Voila!  Oh my goodness – I love the new Apple Punch (it ALSO makes pumpkins!!) – and the Come To Gather DSP.  You’ll be able to grab both of those – plus the Come To Gather Ribbon Combo – on 4 Sept.  Unless…you join us now or on 1 Aug.  THEN you could get them even faster!  I hope you like!

Check out the Extra Extra Joining Special and…let’s chat! 🙂

TTFN
M

 

 

 

LAST DAY! 🙂

Now’s the time to stock up on Stamp-n-Storage Magnet Cards! You’ll receive 20% OFF standard sizes (5×7, 6×7, 8×7, and 8.5×11), and our annual Odds & Ends Magnet Cards*. All discounts are applied during the checkout process.

PLUS for the first time ever…the Stamp-n-Die Bundle is available at 20% OFF! Organize your stamps and dies together so you never have to look for missing pieces again.

*Odds & Ends Magnet Cards are available in a variety of options and have limited quantities available. Sale ends 11:59pm CST, Monday, July 22, 2019.


HOST CODE FOR 15 JUL – 31 JUL: 6K4B3PDV

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.


Do YOU Like to Pay Taxes on Your Goodies?!?

Me, neither!

If you love holidays—and don’t love taxes—we have some great news for you! Twelve U.S. states will have sales tax holidays for school supplies over the next several weeks. The dates for each state’s sales tax holiday will vary; the definition of “school supplies” will also vary from state to state. Fortunately, a selection of Stampin’ Up! products qualify as school supplies and will be tax-free during each state’s sales tax holiday period. (Sales tax holidays may not apply to additional county, city, and special jurisdiction taxes.)

If you live in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Mexico, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia or Wisconsin (whoo-hoo!) —click the picture below to see which products will be tax-free for each state !  HINT:  TENNESSEE is next up – your weekend is 26 – 28 July!

Important Note: Orders must be placed with Stampin’ Up! during the sales tax holiday period to receive these select items tax free; each period begins—and ends—at midnight (Mountain Time).


Bonus Days are In FULL SWING!!

What – exactly! – IS Bonus Days, you ask?

Well – during the month of July 2019, for every $50 you spend (before shipping and tax) you’ll earn a $5 Bonus Days coupon code that you’ll redeem in August!!  And – there’s no limit to the number of Coupons you can earn.  Whaaa?!? 🙂

Once we get into August, I’ll share the How’s and Deets on redeeming all those wonderful coupons!!

Until then – get all the details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page and…happy shopping!


EXTRA…EXTRA…Read All About It!!

Have you ever thought that YOU might want to join Stampin’ Up!?

 

Maybe for the discount (20-25% on EVERYTHING!)?

Maybe for a little extra cash coming in?

Well – regardless of the WHY – the Perfect WHEN is NOW!!

From 1 July thru 31 August, new demonstrators will receive an additional $30 to put toward bonus products in their Starter Kit. THEN, you’ll receive a $10 coupon code to use the following month. Woo-hoo!!

Check it all out on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page and then…let’s get you started!  Hobbyist or Business Demo – come on down!!!


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

Watch for the Apple Punch and Come To Gather DSP and Ribbon Combo Pack on 4 Sept!

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Cajun Craze Card Stock:  4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); Support Ribbon die cut hearts

Pear Pizzazz Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); Apple Punch leaves

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

Early Espresso Card Stock: Apple Punch stems

Come To Gather DSP (avail 4 Sep): Apple Punch apples; 1 3/8″ x 3″ Rectangle Stitched Die Cuts 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


Finn and Cerah having a little discussion.

He’s apparently said something that she didn’t care for and she’s stuck her tongue out at him.

We will never know….

TTFN

M

 

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Stampin’ Up! It’s a Most Wonderful Time of the Year Sneak Peek!

Good morning, my peeps!  Happy Sunday!  Hope you’re staying cool wherever you may be today!  My Weather Live app yestedray informed me that the “Feels Like” condition was “A Sauna”.  And it was right!! Yuk!

If you were able to join me last night for my FB live video, I appreciate it – hope you liked the card and the peek at a few new goodies in the 2019 Holiday Catalog!  If not, but you’d like to take a gander at the replay, here ’tis!

I made a little Christmas-in-July card, using a couple of new goodies from the catalog – including the new Most Wonderful Time stamp set and Product Medley.  PLUS the wunnermus new Tree Punch.  Take a look-see:

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

I started very simply with a Whisper White panel matted on Old Olive for the card front.

I wrapped some of the Gold/White Tinsel Trim (one of the pieces of the Most Wonderful Time Product Medley!) twice around the matted panel, securing it in the back with Glue Dots.

With the new Tree Punch, I punched two Christmas Trees from one design of the DSP in the Product Medley and a third from the second design.  I lined them up and popped them all onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

On one of the included sticker labels, I stamped a sentiment from the Most Wonderful Time stamp set (great news!  This stamp set is INCLUDED in the Most Wonderful Time Product Medley!  Whoo-hooo!) in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  I used my Embossing Buddy on the back of the sticker to un-stick-ify it, then popped it onto the trees with Dimensionals.

I tied a tinsel bow around the wrapped tinsel and added three little gold stars (also in the Medley) to the tops of the trees and the card front was done!

On the inside, I used the pretty big tree in the Most Wonderful Time stamp set.  I inked it up with Old Olive ink, stamped it off TWICE on scrap paper, then stamped it in the middle of a Whisper White panel.  Over that, I added a second sentiment in Tuxedo Black Memento ink using my Stamparatus.  Then I added another gold star at the top of the tree.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to an Old Olive 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 the large tree in full-strength Old Olive – plus a gold star – on the front…

…and more of the DSP on the envelope flap.  AND – cuz I smudged….the back of the envelope got a small Most Wonderful Time tree image in Old Olive.

Et Voila!  LOVE this Most Wonderful Time set!  So…remember what a “Product Medley” is – it has a ton of elements – stamps, paper, dies, and various accessories – to help you create lots and lots of wonderful projects!  You supply the “staples” (card stock, adhesive, inks, acrylic blocks, etc)!  And then let your creativity loose!  I KNOW you’re going to love this one as much as I do – and I can’t wait until you can get your mitts on it in September!  Hope you like!

Now – this Product Medley isn’t available to y’all until 4 Sept.  UNLESS….you decide to go ahead and take advantage of the Extra Extra Joining Special soon!  Join right now – and you’ll be able to take part in the Demonstrator Pre-Order starting on 1 August.  Or, wait until the 1st to join – and you can use 2019 Holiday goodies to fill out your Starter Kit!  Awesome opportunity either way you go!!  Give me a shout if you want to know more – and/or check out my Join My Team Page! :)TTFN
M

 

 

 

Now’s the time to stock up on Stamp-n-Storage Magnet Cards! You’ll receive 20% OFF standard sizes (5×7, 6×7, 8×7, and 8.5×11), and our annual Odds & Ends Magnet Cards*. All discounts are applied during the checkout process.

PLUS for the first time ever…the Stamp-n-Die Bundle is available at 20% OFF! Organize your stamps and dies together so you never have to look for missing pieces again.

*Odds & Ends Magnet Cards are available in a variety of options and have limited quantities available. Sale ends 11:59pm CST, Monday, July 22, 2019.


HOST CODE FOR 15 JUL – 31 JUL: 6K4B3PDV

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.


Do YOU Like to Pay Taxes on Your Goodies?!?

Me, neither!

If you love holidays—and don’t love taxes—we have some great news for you! Twelve U.S. states will have sales tax holidays for school supplies over the next several weeks. The dates for each state’s sales tax holiday will vary; the definition of “school supplies” will also vary from state to state. Fortunately, a selection of Stampin’ Up! products qualify as school supplies and will be tax-free during each state’s sales tax holiday period. (Sales tax holidays may not apply to additional county, city, and special jurisdiction taxes.)

If you live in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Mexico, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia or Wisconsin (whoo-hoo!) —click the picture below to see which products will be tax-free for each state !  HINT:  TENNESSEE is next up – your weekend is 26 – 28 July!

Important Note: Orders must be placed with Stampin’ Up! during the sales tax holiday period to receive these select items tax free; each period begins—and ends—at midnight (Mountain Time).


Bonus Days are In FULL SWING!!

What – exactly! – IS Bonus Days, you ask?

Well – during the month of July 2019, for every $50 you spend (before shipping and tax) you’ll earn a $5 Bonus Days coupon code that you’ll redeem in August!!  And – there’s no limit to the number of Coupons you can earn.  Whaaa?!? 🙂

Once we get into August, I’ll share the How’s and Deets on redeeming all those wonderful coupons!!

Until then – get all the details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page and…happy shopping!


EXTRA…EXTRA…Read All About It!!

Have you ever thought that YOU might want to join Stampin’ Up!?

 

Maybe for the discount (20-25% on EVERYTHING!)?

Maybe for a little extra cash coming in?

Well – regardless of the WHY – the Perfect WHEN is NOW!!

From 1 July thru 31 August, new demonstrators will receive an additional $30 to put toward bonus products in their Starter Kit. THEN, you’ll receive a $10 coupon code to use the following month. Woo-hoo!!

Check it all out on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page and then…let’s get you started!  Hobbyist or Business Demo – come on down!!!


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

The Most Wonderful Time Product Medley will be available to customers on 4 Sept 19!

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″)

Old Olive 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)

Most Wonderful Time DSP: Tree Punches; 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


Even at his feeling-his-worst…he was still able to man-up and help us do the dishes.

He’s a brave one, my Finn-y!

TTFN

M

 

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Stampin’ Up! Most Wonderful Time Christmas Video Sneak Peek

Good morning!  Happy weekend!

Alabamians….it’s Tax Free Weekend for you!  Check out all the Stampin’ Up! goodies that qualify right here.

It’s been a minute since we’ve gotten together on a Saturday night for a video on my Stamps-N-Lingers FB page – so…let’s try for that tonight at 7pm Eastern, shall we?  I’ve got a little sneak peek of the 2019 Holiday Catalog for you – we’ll make a card using the new Most Wonderful Time stamp set and Product Medley.  Take a sneaky peek:

We’ll also take a look at the other goodies I brought home from the cruise!

So – hope you can join me… tonight.  7pm Eastern.  Right here.

TTFN

M

 

 

 

Check out the huge Magnet Sale at Stamp-N-Storage!  Whoo-hoo!

Now’s the time to stock up on Stamp-n-Storage Magnet Cards! You’ll receive 20% OFF standard sizes (5×7, 6×7, 8×7, and 8.5×11), and our annual Odds & Ends Magnet Cards*. All discounts are applied during the checkout process.

PLUS for the first time ever…the Stamp-n-Die Bundle is available at 20% OFF! Organize your stamps and dies together so you never have to look for missing pieces again.

*Odds & Ends Magnet Cards are available in a variety of options and have limited quantities available. Sale ends 11:59pm CST, Monday, July 22, 2019.


HOST CODE FOR 15 JUL – 31 JUL: 6K4B3PDV

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.


Do YOU Like to Pay Taxes on Your Goodies?!?

Me, neither!

If you love holidays—and don’t love taxes—we have some great news for you! Twelve U.S. states will have sales tax holidays for school supplies over the next several weeks. The dates for each state’s sales tax holiday will vary; the definition of “school supplies” will also vary from state to state. Fortunately, a selection of Stampin’ Up! products qualify as school supplies and will be tax-free during each state’s sales tax holiday period. (Sales tax holidays may not apply to additional county, city, and special jurisdiction taxes.)

If you live in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Mexico, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia or Wisconsin (whoo-hoo!) —click the picture below to see which products will be tax-free for each state !  HINT:  ALABAMA is THIS weekend!

Important Note: Orders must be placed with Stampin’ Up! during the sales tax holiday period to receive these select items tax free; each period begins—and ends—at midnight (Mountain Time).


Bonus Days are In FULL SWING!!

What – exactly! – IS Bonus Days, you ask?

Well – during the month of July 2019, for every $50 you spend (before shipping and tax) you’ll earn a $5 Bonus Days coupon code that you’ll redeem in August!!  And – there’s no limit to the number of Coupons you can earn.  Whaaa?!? 🙂

Once we get into August, I’ll share the How’s and Deets on redeeming all those wonderful coupons!!

Until then – get all the details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page and…happy shopping!


EXTRA…EXTRA…Read All About It!!

Have you ever thought that YOU might want to join Stampin’ Up!?

 

Maybe for the discount (20-25% on EVERYTHING!)?

Maybe for a little extra cash coming in?

Well – regardless of the WHY – the Perfect WHEN is NOW!!

From 1 July thru 31 August, new demonstrators will receive an additional $30 to put toward bonus products in their Starter Kit. THEN, you’ll receive a $10 coupon code to use the following month. Woo-hoo!!

Check it all out on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page and then…let’s get you started!  Hobbyist or Business Demo – come on down!!!


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


When you HAVE to lay on the ottoman to eat a bone.

No.  Matter.  What.

To be clear – his ENTIRE backside is hanging completely OFF the ottoman… 😉

TTFN

M

 

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Stampin’ Up! 2019 Holiday Catalog Sneak Peeks!

Good morning!  Well – we’re home.  Safe.  Sound.  Tired!

What’s up with being tired when you get home from a vacation?  The struggle to rest is, apparently, real!! 😉

Thought today y’all might like a few peeks at the 2019 Holiday Catalog.

Yes?

Okay.  Here goes!

First up the Toile Tidings Suite.  Check out that cardinal – it’s a Dist-ink-tive stamp and is really gorgeous!  There’s Designer Paper AND wrapping paper!  The wrapping paper is thinner and comes in a handy 24″ x 36″ size!

Wrapped in Plaid.  Certainly going to be a heavy favorite – check out that great punch! Oh.  And PLAID PAPER!!

Let It Snow – complete with an adorable Embellishment Kit!!

Night Before Christmas – which includes a Memories & More Card Pack.  And it looks to be amaze-balls!  Check the matching envelopes…. 🙂

Brightly Gleaming – with the gorgeous Night of Navy and Copper accents! 🙂

Okay.  Wait for it.  Check out…Feels Like Frost!  Yummy!!  The paper….THE PAPER!!

Moving into Fall – let’s Come To Gather!

And – for those of you who like a little spooky…we’ve got a Monster Bash!

So – there are your sweet suites!  We’ve also got a couple of adorable kits!!

There you go!  I’ve got pics of the cards and goodies that were shown on stage and I’ll be posting them out on my Stamps-N-Lingers FB page later on today.  Do take a look…there were some great projects!

Hope you enjoyed the sneak peek!

TTFN
M

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 1 JUL – 15 JUL: P9E9MVVS

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.


Bonus Days are In FULL SWING!!

What – exactly! – IS Bonus Days, you ask?

Well – during the month of July 2019, for every $50 you spend (before shipping and tax) you’ll earn a $5 Bonus Days coupon code that you’ll redeem in August!!  And – there’s no limit to the number of Coupons you can earn.  Whaaa?!? 🙂

Once we get into August, I’ll share the How’s and Deets on redeeming all those wonderful coupons!!

Until then – get all the details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page and…happy shopping!


EXTRA…EXTRA…Read All About It!!

Have you ever thought that YOU might want to join Stampin’ Up!?

 

Maybe for the discount (20-25% on EVERYTHING!)?

Maybe for a little extra cash coming in?

Well – regardless of the WHY – the Perfect WHEN is NOW!!

From 1 July thru 31 August, new demonstrators will receive an additional $30 to put toward bonus products in their Starter Kit. THEN, you’ll receive a $10 coupon code to use the following month. Woo-hoo!!

Check it all out on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page and then…let’s get you started!  Hobbyist or Business Demo – come on down!!!


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 updates today on the Man – we’re headed to get him home soon!  Can’t wait to see his wiggly wiggler and smiling face!!

TTFN
M

 

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Stampin’ Up! 2019 Incentive Trip Cruising the Greek Isles and a 2019 Holiday Sneak Peak!

Happy Happy Hawwmp Day!  Are you impressed that I’m able to track hawmp day???  Or…ANY day at all??!

I sure am!  Between the time zone differences and changes – and the almost total lack of my “normal” day-triggers…I’m amazed that I know if it’s Christmas or Tuesday!

Speaking of Christmas – yesterday before our shore excursion to Santorini, we did some make-and-takes using the new Most Wonderful Time stamp set and Product Medley.

Remember that one?

   

Stampin’ Up! pretty much took over the Tides dining room.  They’re going to be vaccuming up Dimensional covers for a long time! 🙂

We all used part of our Product Medleys and our new stamp sets and made three fun and quick Christmas cards.

On the way out to get ready for our time in Santoriini, we ran into Sara and Shawn Douglas and yes…I got a picture with them and with Amy!

Then, it was time to hit the tenders (not the spicy chicken ones – the FLOATING ones!) and make our way to shore!

We gathered in the theater and then hit the boats!

First stop – the Akrotiri Ruins!  This is an archaeological site dating back 3600 years!  It’s really quite amazing – they built a city with buildings 3 – 4 stories tall.  With rain gutters and water control systems.  With toilets!  And centers of commerce.  Here are just a few pictures – I’ll post the rest of them over on my Stamps-N-Lingers FB page in the next few days!

Apparently, in all the excavation that has taken place, they’ve found no bones at all – neither human nor animal.  Which means they got everytone out before the volcano did its thing!

Our guide was a Greek archaeologist who really knew his stuff – and had a great way of sharing it with us!  The only issue for me was that he sounded a lot like the father in the My Big Fat Greek Wedding movies – so I kept expecting him to tell me how the ancient Greeks used Windex for everything! LOL!

When we were done with the ruins, we rode over to Oia (pronounced Eee-uh).  It’s the home of the most-likely-to-be-found-in-a-picture of Santorini cathedral.  You’ll recognize it!

And this is the home of the iconic white-washed homes, apartments and hotels seen perched on the cliffs of the caldera.

Oh.  And gelato!  We found a wonderful little taverna with pizza and gelato.  I totally expected the cast of Mamma Mia to pop out at any moment!

We wound up in Fira – the capitol of Santorini and rode the tram down to the tenders.  There’s home-sweet-home on the right!

We got ourselves to Wayne’s and my cabin – which is on the back and perfectly positioned to see the famous Santorini sunset.  We couldn’t have positioned the ship better ourselves!

Not long after sunset, the Captain spun the ship around and we headed out of the caldera on our way to our next stop!

Tomorrow (well….today!) – Mykonos!! 🙂

I’ll get all the pictures uploaded on my Stamps-N-Lingers FB page as quick as my internet-at-sea will allow!

Hope you’re enjoying the virtual travel!!

TTFN
M

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 1 JUL – 15 JUL: P9E9MVVS

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.


Get Double Peppermint Reward Points Through 14 Jul!

Here’s the deets…

1. All orders of $50 or greater (before shipping and taxes) placed through my online store between now and the end of the day on SATURDAY 8 Jun 19 will earn DOUBLE PEPPERMINT REWARD POINTS!!  AND – they’ll earn you a Bonus Days coupon, too!

2. Don’t forget to add my Host Code (P9E9MVVS) if your order is under $150 to get your free thank you gift (orders over $150 automatically get the free thank you git!).

3. For more information about my Punkin Head Peppermint Reward points (my buyer reward program), click here.  See what gathering up Peppermints is a great idea!!

Here’s a link right to my Online Store to get you started!

 


Bonus Days are In FULL SWING!!

What – exactly! – IS Bonus Days, you ask?

Well – during the month of July 2019, for every $50 you spend (before shipping and tax) you’ll earn a $5 Bonus Days coupon code that you’ll redeem in August!!  And – there’s no limit to the number of Coupons you can earn.  Whaaa?!? 🙂

Once we get into August, I’ll share the How’s and Deets on redeeming all those wonderful coupons!!

Until then – get all the details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page and…happy shopping!


EXTRA…EXTRA…Read All About It!!

Have you ever thought that YOU might want to join Stampin’ Up!?

 

Maybe for the discount (20-25% on EVERYTHING!)?

Maybe for a little extra cash coming in?

Well – regardless of the WHY – the Perfect WHEN is NOW!!

From 1 July thru 31 August, new demonstrators will receive an additional $30 to put toward bonus products in their Starter Kit. THEN, you’ll receive a $10 coupon code to use the following month. Woo-hoo!!

Check it all out on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page and then…let’s get you started!  Hobbyist or Business Demo – come on down!!!


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 news on the Man – I’m pretty sure he’s having a wonderful time at Puppy Tubs!

You might check them out on their Puppy Tubs FB page – they post pictures of all the kids playing.  Maybe you’ll see his sweet face!

TTFN
M

 

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Stampin’ Up! 2019 Greek Isles – Cruising…Cruising….and a 2019 Holiday Catalog Sneak Peek!

Happy Monday!  I hope you had a great weekend – and have enjoyed the pictures of Rome!

We’re on Day One – or…two?…of the cruise.  And by the time you get this – Amy, Anna, Wayne and I will be in a cupcake decorating class.

Yes – you read me right! 🙂  We’re all taking a cupcake decorating class on the ship.  I think it will be fun – and am pretty sure we get to eat our creations! 🙂

In anticipation of eating our homework….I started my day doing…

…while watching THIS go by on the starboard side!  Stromboli!  No – in this case it’s a vocanic island – NOT a food!

Oh yea.  We also saw the new Holiday catalog earlier today! 😉

We sort of got a glimpse of it when we arrived to the ship on Sunday.  After the first of many eating sessions, we hit the SU! hospitality room and spun for our first “gift”!  Here’s a look-see at what I won…I WONDER what the stamp set that matches this looks like!! 😉

One of the cool things (among a TON of cool things!!) about our incentive trips is a little thing callled…pillow gifts!

A pillow gift is a….well…GIFT…from Stampin’ Up!  The room stewards bring them and leave them in our rooms in the evenings, usually when we’re at dinner or out just cruising the decks (yes – I did that).  Our first one arrived on Sunday!  OPA!

What is that clipped to the top you ask?!?  Check it!

Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Whoo-hoo!

But wait! Those are…black!?!?  Holy smokes!!  AWESOME-SAUCE!!  You KNOW how I feel about dimensionals!! 🙂

Inside – we discovered a super cool bag – it’s a leather purse/daypack!!  🙂

That’s going to come in really handy, I know – and it’s so pretty!! 🙂

On Monday morning we had our general session where we got to see (and get!!) some of the new goodies in the 2019 Holiday Catalog!  Check out the cover!

This fun Apple Builder Punch has a bundled stamp set called Harvest Hellos – and it can be an apple – or a pumpkin!

The Christmas Gleaming set is part of the Brightly Gleaming Suite – and is bundled with the Gleaming Ornaments Punch Pack (a set of TWO large punches) and some of the prettiest paper ever – the Brightly Gleaming Specialty DSP.

The Toile Christmas set will make Cardinal lovers’ hearts flutter – especially given that there’s a matching set of Christmas Cardinal Dies!!

The final stamp set we got today is the Tags Tags Tags set – with a bundle of dies called Trio of Tags!

And there are some wonderful copper-foil embellishments, too!

So – the cruise is under way!  We’re at sea on Monday and Monday night and then get into Santorini for our first port on Tuesday!  So – more pictures will be coming!  DO watch my Stamps-N-Lingers FB page – I’ve already posted some pictures of the ship and our cabin.  You should expect some cupcake masterpieces in the near future, too! 😉

TTFN

M

 

 

 

On our last day of sightseeing, Wayne and Igor and I posed for a final family picture against the skyline of Rome!


HOST CODE FOR 1 JUL – 15 JUL: P9E9MVVS

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.


Get Double Peppermint Reward Points Through 14 Jul!

Here’s the deets…

1. All orders of $50 or greater (before shipping and taxes) placed through my online store between now and the end of the day on SATURDAY 8 Jun 19 will earn DOUBLE PEPPERMINT REWARD POINTS!!  AND – they’ll earn you a Bonus Days coupon, too!

2. Don’t forget to add my Host Code (P9E9MVVS) if your order is under $150 to get your free thank you gift (orders over $150 automatically get the free thank you git!).

3. For more information about my Punkin Head Peppermint Reward points (my buyer reward program), click here.  See what gathering up Peppermints is a great idea!!

Here’s a link right to my Online Store to get you started!

 


Bonus Days are In FULL SWING!!

What – exactly! – IS Bonus Days, you ask?

Well – during the month of July 2019, for every $50 you spend (before shipping and tax) you’ll earn a $5 Bonus Days coupon code that you’ll redeem in August!!  And – there’s no limit to the number of Coupons you can earn.  Whaaa?!? 🙂

Once we get into August, I’ll share the How’s and Deets on redeeming all those wonderful coupons!!

Until then – get all the details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page and…happy shopping!


EXTRA…EXTRA…Read All About It!!

Have you ever thought that YOU might want to join Stampin’ Up!?

 

Maybe for the discount (20-25% on EVERYTHING!)?

Maybe for a little extra cash coming in?

Well – regardless of the WHY – the Perfect WHEN is NOW!!

From 1 July thru 31 August, new demonstrators will receive an additional $30 to put toward bonus products in their Starter Kit. THEN, you’ll receive a $10 coupon code to use the following month. Woo-hoo!!

Check it all out on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page and then…let’s get you started!  Hobbyist or Business Demo – come on down!!!


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 news on the Man – I’m pretty sure he’s having a wonderful time at Puppy Tubs!

You might check them out on their Puppy Tubs FB page – they post pictures of all the kids playing.  Maybe you’ll see his sweet face!

TTFN
M

 

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