2019 Sale-A-Bration Catalog

Stampin’ Up! Floral Romance Sneak Peek Thinking of You

Happy Friday, y’all!  The week’s are just flying by!  Hope you’re readier for Christmas than I am! 😳😳😳

I’ve got another sneak peek for you guys – this is one that caused quite a fuss when it was revealed at OnStage and it’ll all be available on 3 Jan with the Occasions Catalog!  It’s called the Floral Romance Suite and it. IS.  GORGEOUS!  I used the Wonderful Romance stamp set (one of the new Cling stamps!) and the bundled Wonderful Floral Framelits.  Then, borrowing some ideas from the samples in the catalog,  I added some vellum Floral Romance Specialty DSP.  Take a look-see:

I was playing along with the week’s Global Design Project challenge, which is a CASE the Designer Challenge!

I started by cutting a Whisper White panel AND a Petal Pink vellum piece of Floral Romance Specialty DSP to the same size.  Using Glue Dots – under the printed parts of the vellum – I adhered the vellum panel to the Whisper White Panel.  Then I matted the whole thing on Fresh Fig for the card front.

I stamped the sentiment from Wonderful Romance in Fresh Fig on Whisper White and cut it with a Stitched Shapes Framelits circle die, then adhered it to the card front with Liquid Glue.

To create the wreath, I stamped the leaf image from Wonderful Romance six times on Whisper White with Mossy Meadow ink.  Then I used the Mossy Meadow Stampin’ Blends (yep – new colors coming on 3 Jan in the Occasions Catalog!  Whoo-hoo!) to color the leaves.  I cut them all with the matching die in the Wonderful Floral Framelits.

I also cut some Petal Pink leaf sprays with a fun little die in the set.  And…some Mossy Meadow leaves.  This die is amazing!  When you cut the leaves – it ALSO embosses veins in them at the same time!  See them?

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the leaves around the sentiment in an oh-so-artistic wreathy way.  Then I added some little Fresh Fig Frosted Flower Embellishments (available 3 Jan) and topped them with some Share What You Love Artisan Pearls.

I tied a little bow from Petal Pink/Whisper White 5/8″ Variegated Ribbon (new on 3 Jan) and adhered it with a little dab of Liquid Glue – and the card front was done!

On the inside, I stamped the leaf image again in Mossy Meadow on a Whisper White panel.  I surrounded it with some Petal Pink dots – this is also a stamp in the Wonderful Romance set! – and then added little dots with my Mossy Meadow Stampin’ Write Marker.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Fresh Fig mat and into my Petal Pink card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

I added more of the Wonderful Romance leaves and dots to the front of my Whisper White Medium Envelope…

…and also to the envelope flap!

Et Voila!  WOW!!  How gorgeous is this Floral Romance Suite?!  It was my number one pick in the catalog!  The Wonderful Romance stamp set features beautiful images and sentiments – and the matching Wonderful Florals Framelits makes it easy peasy to cut all that foliage out to add to your projects!  Topping it all off?  Floral Romance Specialty DSP featuring printed pinks and greens in vellum and paper.  It’s kind of the whole-deal, y’all!  Hope you like!

TTFN

 

 

 

P.S.   You can get samplings of the Floral Romance Specialty DSP, Frosted Flower Embellishments and Petal Pink/Whisper White 5/8″ Variegated Ribbon – plus tastes of all the other new papers, ribbons and embellishments in the 2019 Occasions Catalog when you sign up for my I Want It All catalog share!  Check it out right here and use the handy form to get your name on my list!


HOST CODE FOR 1 DEC – 15 DEC: GDTYM3QG

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.


Stamps-N-Lingers Online Host Club Openings

I’ve still got a few openings in the next Online Host Club opening in January!  Join the club and earn free goodies faster than ever!  Check out all the details right here – then let me know ASAP if you want in.  Spots will go quickly – so don’t miss out!


Stamps-N-Lingers 2019 Occasions Catalog Shares Are Open

My 2019 Occasions Catalog Shares are open!  Shares are a way to get a little taste of all the new papers, ribbons, trims and embellishments in a new catalog – without buying the WHOLE catalog – which would set you back about $200!  This way – you get a sampling of everything and then you can decide what you want to buy whole-packs of!  Makes pretty good sense, huh?

Check them out here and fill out the handy form to get signed up!


The Year-End Closeout is our chance to do a little inventory cleaning—and your opportunity to take advantage of special year-end deals on retiring and surplus items.  During this promotion, you’ll be able to save on a selection of retiring and surplus items— and some are “last-chance” and limited inventory.  I suggest you place your orders sooner rather than later, because supplies are limited and the YearEnd Closeout ends on 2 January.  After that, some of your favorite retiring items may be gone for good!  Get all the details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions Page!

Or – download PDF and Excel versions by clicking the links below!

Year-End Closeout Item List – PDF

Year-End Closeout Item List – Excel


Craft & Carry Stamparatus Bag!


Click on the image below to open up a full-size flyer with more details.  And get all the details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions Page!


Stampin’ Up! Products Used in this Project

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Petal Pink Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); Wonderful Florals Die cut leaves

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

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); 2 3/8″ Stitched Shapes Circle (sentiment); Wonderful Florals Die cut leaves

Floral Romance Specialty DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front)

Mossy Meadow Card Stock: Wonderful Florals Die cut leaves

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

You know, after a hard day of Man-work bringing home the bacon (or the sticks…), a Man just wants to come home…crash on his sofa…and have someone pet his head.

It’s an age-old story.

TTFN
M

Categories: 2019 Sale-A-Bration Catalog, Catalog Sneak Peek, Everyday, Feminine, For You, Friendship, New Catalog Launch, Online Host Club, Shares, Sneak peek, Thinking Of You | Tags: , , , | 16 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Well Said, Dear Doily Sneak Peek for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Hey y’all – it’s Thursday, so it’s time for another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!!  Today’s a color challenge and I know you’ll see a ton of awesome-ness on the hop.

A friend of mine is graduating with his Master’s degree this weekend, so I decided to make a card for him, using a couple of new 2019 Occasions Catalog products!  I pulled out the new Well Said bundle (which includes the massive 24-die Well Written Framelits set), the Incredible Like You stamp set and some Happiness Blooms Memories & More goodies!  Take a look-see:

Our color challenge was fun!  I picked Night of Navy as my Free Choice color!

I borrowed my layout from the Hand Stamped Sentiments sketch challenge this week.

I started with one of the large Happiness Blooms Memories & More Cards & Envelopes (available on 3 Jan) for my base.  I took four likely sentiments from the Well Said stamp set and add them all to an acrylic block.  Then I stamped them all over the front of the card base in Night of Navy Ink.

Next, I trimmed down one of the smaller card panels in the Happiness Blooms Memories & More Card Pack (2019 Occasions) and matted it on Gold Foil.  Then I adhered it to the side of the card front with Liquid Glue.

I adhered a Pearlized Doily with some more Liquid Glue.

The next layer is another design in the Happiness Blooms Memories & More Card Pack that I cut with the die in the Frosted Bouquet Framelits.  I cut the mat from Gold Foil with the handy die from Frosted Bouquet, and adhered them together with Liquid Glue.

I cut a Whisper White Stitched Shapes Framelits circle and stamped it in Night of Navy with a single sentiment word from Well Said, then adhered it to a Gold Foil die cut from the Doily Builder Thinlits (coming on 3 Jan).

I added Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back of the Frosted Bouquet label and the matted circle, and used them to wind a few loops of Gold Metallic Thread.  Then I popped the whole thing onto the card front.

I cut two Night of Navy sentiments with the Well Written Thinlits and adhered them with Liquid Glue.  Then I added a few gold Metallic Pearls and the card front was done.

On the inside, I added a sentiment from the Incredible Like You stamp set (another goodie coming in the Occasions catalog on 3 Jan 19) in Night of Navy on a Whisper White panel.  I added a single gold Metallic Pearl…

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Gold Foil mat and into my Happiness Blooms Card base and the card was done!

The Happiness Blooms Memories & More Card & Envelopes envelope got a couple three images from the Dear Doily set in Night of Navy on the front…

…and I didn’t have to do a durned thing to the flap – Stampin’ Up! gave it a pretty liner for me!

Et Voila!  SO many cool things in the catalog that you’ll be able to pick up on 3 Nov!  One of the most obvious “must-haves” is the Well Said bundle – chock-a-block full of sentiment die and matching images to make all sorts of wonderful sentiments of your own!   And the Dear Doily is a gorgeous set – don’t let it be a “flyover” set, okay?  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

Shelagh Freemantle

Mary Deatherage – YOU ARE HERE!

Kristi Gray

Jaimie Babarczy

Sue Prather

Karen Finkle

Julie Johnston

Have fun on the Hop!!

TTFN

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 1 DEC – 15 DEC: GDTYM3QG

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 Year-End Closeout is our chance to do a little inventory cleaning—and your opportunity to take advantage of special year-end deals on retiring and surplus items.  During this promotion, you’ll be able to save on a selection of retiring and surplus items— and some are “last-chance” and limited inventory.  I suggest you place your orders sooner rather than later, because supplies are limited and the YearEnd Closeout ends on 2 January.  After that, some of your favorite retiring items may be gone for good!  Get all the details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions Page!

Or – download PDF and Excel versions by clicking the links below!

Year-End Closeout Item List – PDF

Year-End Closeout Item List – Excel


Craft & Carry Stamparatus Bag!


Click on the image below to open up a full-size flyer with more details.  And get all the details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions Page!


Get the Stampin’ Up! Products To Make This Project:

You’ll be able to pick up the 2019 Occasions Catalog items on 3 Jan 19!

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Happiness Blooms Memories & More Cards & Envelopes:  Large card and envelope for the card base

Whisper White Card Stock: 2 3/8″ Stitched Shapes Framelits circle (sentiment); 3 7/8″ x 5 7/8″ (inner liner)

Gold Foil: 2 1/8″ x 3 7/8″ (mat for Happiness Blooms Memories & More card panel);  Mat for Happiness Blooms Memories & More card panel cut with Frosted Bouquet die; Doily Builder Thinlits die cut; 4″ x 6″ (mat for inner liner)

Happiness Blooms Memories & More Card Pack: 2″ x 3 3/4″ (front panel);  (front panel – cut with Frosted Bouquet die)

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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Stampin’ Up! Precious Parcel Card Kit Sneak Peek

Happy Hawwmp Day, y’all!  Hope your week is going well and that the weather is settling down for a minute!  We finally had some very-welcome sun on Tuesday – and it got all the way up to 48!  Not quite a heat-wave, but a pretty nice day all in all!

You guys have heard the words “Sale-A-Bration”, right?  And you know that Sale-A-Bration will take place in Jan, Feb and March, yes?  AND – you know that what happens during Sale-A-Bration is….you get FREE stuff!

That’s right – you get to pick from an assortment of FREE goodies when you make purchases of Stampin’ Up! products.  There are two levels – gifts you can pick when you spend $50 and gifts you can pick when you spend $100!

One of the $50-level gifts is the Precious Parcel Card Kit!

This is one AWESOME kit, y’all!  It’s All-Inclusive.  And I do mean ALL inclusive.  You need NOTHING else to put together the eight beautiful cards.

When you open the package, you’ll see what I mean!

I got this kit with my pre-order last week and spent a few minutes putting it together.  Folks – there’s no stamping, no cutting.  Just assembling the parts and pieces.

I love these little notes – you get a slide-in notecard with beautiful flowers for the front…in two different designs.

And there’s another inside area for a note, too!

You put the card together with pre-applied adhesive strips and it forms a pocket into which you slide those gorgeous flower-dy notes!

And – cuz Stampin’ Up! just GETS me – they even decorated the envelopes!

I love love love this Precious Parcel Card Kit, y’all!  The beautiful flowers and the fun “stamp” that you attach with a little decorative paper-clip!  I think the distressed “tin”, with the gold foil corners, is just perfect.  And it’s something you could put together waiting at the doctor or for a plane.  Easy peasy.  Hope you like – and will add this to your “what I need to pick for free” list for Sale-A-Bration!

TTFN

 

 

 

P.S.  You know, being in my Host Club is a super-easy-peasy way to build your tool box AND earn free goodies!  Check it out – and then let me know that you want a spot before it’s too late! 🙂


HOST CODE FOR 1 DEC – 15 DEC: GDTYM3QG

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.


Stamps-N-Lingers Online Host Club Openings

I’ve got some openings in the next Online Host Club opening in January!  Join the club and earn free goodies faster than ever!  Check out all the details right here – then let me know ASAP if you want in.  Spots will go quickly – so don’t miss out!


Stamps-N-Lingers 2019 Occasions Catalog Shares Are Open

My 2019 Occasions Catalog Shares are open!  Shares are a way to get a little taste of all the new papers, ribbons, trims and embellishments in a new catalog – without buying the WHOLE catalog – which would set you back about $200!  This way – you get a sampling of everything and then you can decide what you want to buy whole-packs of!  Makes pretty good sense, huh?

Check them out here and fill out the handy form to get signed up!


The Year-End Closeout is our chance to do a little inventory cleaning—and your opportunity to take advantage of special year-end deals on retiring and surplus items.  During this promotion, you’ll be able to save on a selection of retiring and surplus items— and some are “last-chance” and limited inventory.  I suggest you place your orders sooner rather than later, because supplies are limited and the YearEnd Closeout ends on 2 January.  After that, some of your favorite retiring items may be gone for good!  Get all the details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions Page!

Or – download PDF and Excel versions by clicking the links below!

Year-End Closeout Item List – PDF

Year-End Closeout Item List – Excel


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 often helps me write blog posts.  He’s quite erudite.

You probably didn’t know that about him?

So here’s how it works.

When I’m feeling a little frazzled and my creative writing juices have yielded to the stress of a work day…he shows up!

“Finn (I might say) – what should we call our friends in Blog-opia?  Blog-o-topolis?  Blog-burg?  Would they be Blog-ables?  Blog-ians?  Blog-o-topians?  Blog-burgers?”

And he often takes a moment to think.

You can just see the wheels turning, can’t you?

We’re still working on how he can communicate his considered opinion.  So far – his thoughts are only his own….

TTFN
M

 

Categories: 2019 Sale-A-Bration Catalog, New Catalog Launch, Online Host Club, Shares, Sneak peek | Tags: | 6 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Christmas Traditions Pop-Up Gift Card Holder

Morning, y’all!  Happy Monday!  I, for one, am hoping that we woke up to some sunshine and a little warmth today.  The entire weekend was entirely too yucky for us – wet and nasty.  It was the kind of weekend where you just wanted to roll over and stay in bed.  Maybe with some kind soul bringing a cup of hot chocolate.  And maybe a cookie.

Or twelve! 😉

If you were able to join me last night for my Facebook Live video – I appreciate you spending some of your weekend with me!  If not, but would like to see how to make the pop-up gift card holder we worked on, here’s the replay!  Oh – and the last 30 minutes is all 2019 Occasions and Sale-A-Bration Catalogs Sneak Peeks!  Just sayin!

If you go out on Pinterest, you’ll find all kinds of gift card holders – and several different folks with different ways to make this pop-up version.  I took my guidance from Kristy Coromandel in Australia!

I used the cute Christmas Traditions stamp set and punch from the Christmas Traditions Punch Box in the Holiday Catalog to make mine – paired with some Festive Farmhouse DSP.  Take a look-see:

But the fun happens when you slide off the 3/16″ Braided Linen Trim belly band…

 

This one – and the others that I made last week and will show you in a second – are made with Festive Farmhouse DSP – but obviously you could change DSPs to fit a different time of year!

I used the Christmas Traditions stamp set and Punch – which come in the Christmas Traditions Punch Box.  When you buy that set, you’ll get the 6-sentiment stamp set, the Punch, a beautiful keepsake-quality 8″ square tin box to hold your supplies or creations, and a Call Me Clover and Read Red Classic Stampin’ Spot!  Whoo-hoo!!


Each card holder starts with a 4″ x 9 1/2″ piece of DSP, scored – with your trimmer or Simply Scored board – and folded…

The solid lines are folded as “valleys” and the dotted line is a “mountain” – and it’s also where you’re going to cut to create the slot for your gift card!  The video will show you exactly what I’m talking about!

My video sample used the Christmas Traditions Punch for the middle section, but you could use almost any punch that’s the right size.   On this one, I used the Darling Label punch!

These are so quick to put together – then you can decorate all willy and nilly!

I used some 3/16″ Braided Linen Trim for the belly band and bow – and some little Mossy Meadow pine boughs cut with the Night Owl Thinlits!

Take a look at some other holders I made!

I used a Galvanized Metal Button for mine – but you could use a True Gentleman Button just as easily and it would look great!

So…I don’t know about you guys, but I’ve got some folks on my list who bamboozle me a bit when it comes to picking gifts!  And – gift cards are always right.  Always the right size.  The right color.  But…sometimes they feel (to me!) like I’m sort of phoning it in – know what I mean?  On the other hand, a fun way to present the gift card helps to make it fun and a little more personal.  This one – that pops your gift card up as soon as the gift-ee opens it – is really fun!  And made even easier with the Christmas Traditions Punch Box stamp set and matching punch!  Hope you like!

AND – the Christmas Traditions Punch Box is on SALE in the Year End Clearance!  Check it out and snap it up, y’all!

TTFN

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 1 DEC – 15 DEC: GDTYM3QG

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.


Stamps-N-Lingers Online Host Club Openings

I’ve got some openings in the next Online Host Club opening in January!  Join the club and earn free goodies faster than ever!  Check out all the details right here – then let me know ASAP if you want in.  Spots will go quickly – so don’t miss out!


Stamps-N-Lingers 2019 Occasions Catalog Shares Are Open

My 2019 Occasions Catalog Shares are open!  Shares are a way to get a little taste of all the new papers, ribbons, trims and embellishments in a new catalog – without buying the WHOLE catalog – which would set you back about $200!  This way – you get a sampling of everything and then you can decide what you want to buy whole-packs of!  Makes pretty good sense, huh?

Check them out here and fill out the handy form to get signed up!


The Year-End Closeout is our chance to do a little inventory cleaning—and your opportunity to take advantage of special year-end deals on retiring and surplus items.  During this promotion, you’ll be able to save on a selection of retiring and surplus items— and some are “last-chance” and limited inventory.  I suggest you place your orders sooner rather than later, because supplies are limited and the YearEnd Closeout ends on 2 January.  After that, some of your favorite retiring items may be gone for good!  Get all the details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions Page!

Or – download PDF and Excel versions by clicking the links below!

Year-End Closeout Item List – PDF

Year-End Closeout Item List – Excel


Craft & Carry Stamparatus Bag!


Click on the image below to open up a full-size flyer with more details.  And get all the details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions Page!


 Cut & Ready Card Bases Available Now – Quantities Are Limited!

Yeah!!!  Save time making your cards this year with Cut & Ready Card Bases!!!  Stampin’ Up! has asked a small group of Demonstrators to offer these awesome card bases to their customers for a limited time and in limited quantities to see how they sell…And if they sell well, they’ll likely be adding them to the catalog offering in the future!  Double YEAH!!

So add some to your orders now if you like them and want to see more of them!  The card bases will be available through December 31 while supplies last!

You can see the details on the flyer (click on the image to open up a full-size version).

Get all the details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions Page!


Stampin’ Up! Products Used in this Project

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Festive Farmhouse DSP: 4″ x 9 1/2″ (card, scored and folded as shown in the template)

Whisper White Card Stock: Christmas Traditions punched sentiment

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

Something is under the recliner.

It’s not the cat.

It’s not a mouse.

It’s not a toy.

No one knows for sure WHAT it is.

But Finn, for one, danged sure means to get it OUT!

TTFN
M

 

Categories: 2019 Occasions Catalog, 2019 Sale-A-Bration Catalog, 3-D Project, Christmas, Gift Card Holder, Sneak peek | Tags: , , , , | 10 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Butterfly Beauty Abounds for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Hey y’all – it’s Thursday, so it’s time for another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!!  Today’s a sketch challenge and I know you’ll see a ton of awesome-ness on the hop.

I pulled out a wonderful new bundle in the 2019 Occasions Catalog, called Beauty Abounds – and boy does it!!  I paired it with some Gingham Gala 6″ x 6″ DSP to make a bright and cheerful card!  Take a look-see:

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Categories: 2019 Sale-A-Bration Catalog, Catalog Sneak Peek, Feminine, Friendship, General, Just Because, New Catalog Launch, Sneak peek, Special Promotions, Thinking Of You | Tags: , , , , | 20 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Perennial Birthday Hoppy Together Sneak Peek!

Mornin’, folks!  Hope your weekend is going well!

My trip this week was re-scheduled for January, so I’m not on my way to CA right now.  Do have to take a quick trip up to Kentucky at the end of the week, but that’ll be easy!

I’m still not going to do a video tonight – sorry.  I have the whole week planned out for cards – and…hadn’t planned something video-worthy.  So…I’ll be back next Sunday, as planned!

Today, though, the card I have is SO fun!  It uses one of the cutest, most fun stamp sets coming in Jan.  And it’s going to be FREE!  That’s right – this set, called Hoppy Together – will be FREE with a $50 purchase during Sale-a-Bration!  For this card, I added a sentiment from Perennial Birthday (in the Annual Catalog).  Take a look-see:

Cute, huh?

This fun layout is from this week’s Global Design Project sketch challenge.

And there’s no doubt at all that this little gem is high on my list of favorite new things!  As requested by the Paper Craft Crew Theme Challenge!

I started with a piece of Gingham Gala 6″ x 6″ DSP (coming on 3 Jan) and a same-size piece of Whisper White.  I stacked them up and, using my 1 3/4″ Circle Punch,  cut them on the right edge.  I dry fit them on another Whisper White panel that I’d matted on Shaded Spruce for the card front.

I used the adorable little froggie from Hoppy Together and stamped him in Shaded Spruce on the card front, situating him so he’d be peeking out of the “window” I’d created.

I colored him with my Light and Dark Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends.  The little bee is also from Hoppy Together – I stamped him a few times in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink around the frog.  They’re colored with my Dark Daffodil Delight Blend.  I used a Journaling Pen to add some dots as a “flight path”.

On the Whisper White panel with the 1 3/4″ hole punched in it, I stamped the big sentiment from Perennial Birthday in Shaded Spruce.  I added the butterfly and bees from Hoppy Together in Tuxedo Black.

I colored the bees with the Dark Daffodil Blend and the butterfly with my Light and Dark Mango Melody Blends and the Dark Daffodil Blend.  Then I added more “flight path” dots with the Journaling Pen.

I added the Gingham Gala and the Whisper White panels to the card front at an angle with Liquid Glue.

To make the froggie’s sign, I stamped the sentiment from Hoppy Together in Granny Apple Green on a scrap of Whisper White and fussy cut it.

I cut a little Shaded Spruce “stick” and adhered it with Liquid Glue, then added my sign.  And that was it for the card front!

On the inside, I added the same Hoppy Together froggie in Shaded Spruce on a Whisper White panel, coloring him with my Dark and Light Granny Apple Green Blends – plus my Lemon Lime Twist Stampin’ Write Marker for his belly and Shaded Spruce Marker for his spots.  I made his sign in the same way as the one on the front and this one is a bit of pun – I stamped the little bee and the “hoppy” (in Granny Apple Green).  Get it??

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

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got some more crazy Hoppy Together bees across the front…

…and some more Lemon Lime Twist Gingham Gala DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  How could Hoppy Together NOT be one of my favorite new stamp sets?!?  I mean – it’s a-freakin’-dorable AND…uhm…FREE!!  Yes.  FREE with a $50 purchase once Sale-A-Bration starts in January!  I hope you like – and that your wish list just got a little longer!

TTFN

P.S.  I’ve been giving you sneaky peeks at the new papers and embellishments and ribbons in the 2019 Occasions catalog.  Wondering about catalog shares? Yup – I’ll be doing them!  Watch for that post with all the information and your chance to get in next week! 🙂


HOST CODE FOR 1 DEC – 15 DEC: GDTYM3QG

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.


Craft & Carry Stamparatus Bag Available on 5 Dec!


A tool as beloved and important as the Stamparatus deserves its own special treatment. And what better way to treat your most versatile stamping companion than by giving it its own special carrying and storage solution. Introducing…the Craft & Carry Stamparatus Bag!

The bag is available now for Demonstrators to order and it will be available for customers to order beginning on 5 December!  When ordering starts, you’ll have two options: Ordering just the bag or ordering the Stamparatus and the bag together.


Click on the image below to open up a full-size flyer with more details.

You’ll be able to start ordering on 5 Dec!


2019 Occasions and Sale-A-Bration Catalogs Coming Soon!

I’ll be ordering packs of catalogs bright and early on 5 Dec and then sending them out to my customers quick as I can get them in the mail!  If you’re already one of my customers, you can expect to see them in your mailbox mid-December.  Not sure if you’re on my list?  Drop me a note and I’ll double check for you!

If you’re not a customer of mine already – but would like to be on my list to receive a catalog, head on over to my Online Store and place an order of $50 or more now!  You’ll also become a full-fledged member of the Punkin’ Heads – my Customer Appreciation Program – with all the benefits that go along with that honor!  Check them out right here!


Get the Products Used in This Project!

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Granny Apple Green Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card front, scored and folded at 5 1/2″)

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

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

Gingham Gala 6″ x 6″ DSP (coming on 3 Jan 19): 3 1/4″ x 4 1/4″ (panel under sentiment); envelope flap


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


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


Finn Fan Fix

 

We’ve been giving Katy tuna fish.

With oil.

And mayonnaise.

Hey – she’s like…16.  ANY calories we can get in her are GOOD calories.

And she likes it.  Especially the mayonnaise!!

And it smells WAY better than canned cat food.

Finn agrees.

It’s a hard thing standing sorta-politely back whilst the cat gets ALL THE GOOD FOOD!

So – sometimes, he gets to have the final lick on the bowl.

He makes the most of it.

Getting.  Every.  Last.  Drop.

TTFN
M

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Stampin’ Up! Meant to Be All My Love Sneak Peek!

Mornin’, folks!  Hope your week is going well!  We’ve had a heckuva cold front come thru – no snow or precipitation, but…BRRR!!  Guess it’s officially winter-in-the-south.  Sure did enjoy those 3 and a half hours of Fall… 😉

I’ve got a sneak peek of a lovely suite in the 2019 Occasions Catalog.  It’s called the All My Love suite and it’s got two beautiful bundles – the Meant to Be and Be Mine Stitched Framelits bundle – and the Forever Lovely and Lovely Flowers Edgelit dies (all of which will be available on 3 Jan 19!).  My card today uses the first bundle and some of the All My Love DSP.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Lasting Lily and Botanical Butterflies Sneak Peek

Happy Saturday, my peeps!  Did y’all brave the elements – and the crazy crowds! – to hit the Black Friday sales?  I sure didn’t!  We stay pretty hunkered down on Black Friday – I hate the traffic and Wayne has zero tolerance for them (cars or people!).  So…we stay home and shop the old fashioned way.

Online! LOL!

You guys did a little Online Extravaganza shopping yesterday, I saw!  Yeah!  There’s still today left for the Paper & Embellishments sale and then we’ll segue over into two days of Phase 2: Stamps & Kits!  Then there’s two more days after THAT (Tools & Ink)!  And – of course, thru the whole event, I’m offering Double Peppermints.  So…it’s a most wonderful time….of the YEAAAAAAR!

Now – on a slightly different tack, my card for today features some new goodies that will be available starting on 3 Jan 19 with the Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalogs!  Lasting Lily is a wonderful 16-stamp set in the Sale-A-Bration flyer – that you’ll be able to pick up for free with a $100 purchase!  And I tapped into the wonderful Hold on to Hope stamp set and Cross of Hope Framelits from the Annual Catalog.  Take a look-see:

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