2020 January – June Mini Catalog

Stampin’ Up! Music From the Heart Just a Note

Hey guys – happy Monday!  Hope you had a safe weekend.  We had thunderstorms and tornado threats last night.  Sunday=severe weather, I guess.  I’ll be glad to get out of this particular rut!

I know a lot of you joined us on our Ornate Garden FB Event this past Saturday – and you know the card I shared was pretty “normal” for me – lots of layers, a little bling. 😉  Well – today’s card is so not like that!  I went clean and simple with the sweet Music From the Heart stamp set – and a few other goodies here and there.  Take a look-see:

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

And the cool color palette is from the Color Throwdown this week!

I started with a piece of the Peaceful Poppies DSP that I embossed in the new Ornate Floral 3D Embossing Folder and matted on Basic Black for the card front.

I wrapped a length of 1/2″ Black Satin Ribbon around the panel, securing it in the back with Glue Dots.

I cut out a Whisper White Rectangle Stitched die cut and used the Stamparatus to stamp the music staff from Music From the Heart in Smoky Slate.

I stamped the sentiment in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and the sweet heart-note in Poppy Parade.

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

I added three black Peaceful Poppies Sequins across the top with little dabs of Liquid Glue.  When the glue dried, I filled in the little holes using the brush end of my Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker.

I used a Glue Dot to add a small bow tied with the 1/2″ Black Satin Ribbon and the card front was done.

On the inside, I added a second Music From the Heart sentiment in Tuxedo Black, and a Poppy Parade note, to a Whisper White panel.

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

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more Poppy Parade notes on the front…

…and a little more Peaceful Poppies DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  This is such a sweet stamp set – Music From the Heart gives you a multitude of musical images and sentiments for all your card making needs!

I hope you like!

If you want to recreate this card – all the Stampin’ Up! products you need are listed down below along with the card cuts!

TTFN

M

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 16 APR – 30 APR: 62SHAUJZ

Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in any active Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!  See my Rewards page for full details.


BACK IN STOCK!!

Grace’s Garden, Honey Bee, Painted Poppies, Peaceful Moments and Bonanza Buddies

I know several of you have been waiting for the return of some heavy favorites from the Jan – Jun Mini Catalog.

Wait no more!  A bunch of them are baaaaccck….

Bonanza Dies

$26.00

Check them out and get them quick like a bunny!!  I suspect there’s going to be a run on them!


Ornate Garden Suite – Available Now!!

Get the whole Suite right here!


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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Smoky Slate Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (lcard 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)

Whisper White Card Stock:  3″ x 4 1/8″ Stitched Rectangle Die (sentiment panel); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (large inner liner)

Peaceful Poppies 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


Do you guys remember…bubble gum cigars and cigarettes?

I do.

Yes.  I am that old.

That was back when smoking was cool.  Or – at least we kids thought so!

I’ve given Finn “the talk” about cigarettes and smoking (and vaping – gotta keep up with the times!) – so he knows it’s not cool.  And bad for him.

But…you know.  He’s still a kid.

He runs with scissors, too…

TTFN

M

Categories: 2020 January - June Mini Catalog, 2020 Occasions Mini Catalog, Thank You Cards | Tags: , , , | 20 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Peaceful Painted Poppies Gate Fold Card with Video Tutorial!

Happy Friday!!  Hope you’ve had a good week – and are looking forward to the weekend! Which I hope will be different in SOME way from the week!  Oh – hey!  You could spend part of your day tomorrow with us on our Ornate Garden FB Live Event!  Check below for the deets and a link to join the event page!!  It’ll be fun – I promise!

If you were able to join me for my YouTube video – I appreciate you spending some of your day with me!  If not, but you’d like to see the replay…here ’tis!

I used the wunnermus goodies from the Peaceful Poppies Suite – the DSP and both the Peaceful Moments bundle (the Poppy Moments Dies are BACK!!) and the Painted Poppies stamp set to make this fun Gate-Fold Card.  Take a look-see:

The layout for this one is from the CAS Colours & Sketches sketch challenge.

And the pretty color palette is from the Inspire. Create. Challenge.

And it works great with the Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge,too!  Right down the left column!

The gate fold is really easy.  I started with a 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ piece of Pool Party and – along the long edge – used my Simply Scored board to score at 2 1/4″ and again at 6 1/2″.

I matted two pieces of Peaceful Poppies DSP on Blackberry Bliss card stock and adhered them to the two gates with Liquid Glue.

I wrapped a 1″ x 12″ strip of the Peaceful Poppies DSP around the card, securing it in the middle with Liquid Glue – not TOO snugly, okay?

The Peaceful Moments sentiment is stamped in Poppy Parade on an angled Whisper White rectangle from the Stitched So Sweetly die set.  Then I adhered it to the belly band with Liquid Glue.

I cut two solid flowers from a piece of Poppy Parade paper in the Peaceful Poppies DSP.  Using the splotches image in the Painted Poppies set, I added Poppy Parade texture (aka splotches!) to each flower.  Then I adhered a detailed flower die cut in Basic Black to each one (only using Liquid Glue in the middle of the detailed die cuts – letting the edges remain loose).


I cut a few flower centers from Black Foil and adhered them with Liquid Glue.

With the leaf die in the Poppy Moments, I cut three Old Olive leaves.  With the berries die in Frosted Bouquet, I cut three Blackberry Bliss berries.  These are adhered to the sentiment panel with Liquid Glue.

I lightly curled the edges of the larger flower and used Liquid Glue in the middle to adhere it over the leaves.  Then I tucked the smaller flower up under the edge, adhering it with Liquid Glue.  And that was it for the card front and belly band!

On the inside, I stamped a second sentiment from Peaceful Moments in Poppy Parade on a Whisper White panel. In the corner, I added the smaller flower image from Painted Poppies in Tuxedo Black, then stamped the large fill image in stamped-off-once Poppy Parade.  I added a few Poppy Parade splotches for some texture.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Blackberry Bliss mat and into the card base and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got another Painted Poppies flower on the front…

…and a little more Peaceful Poppies DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!!  This Peaceful Moments stamp set is so wonderful – and I am really glad that the bundled Poppy Moments Dies are back in stock and available to you!  Paired with the Painted Poppies images and gorgeous Peaceful Poppies DSP – it’s just a WOW combination!

I hope you like!

If you want to recreate this card – all the Stampin’ Up! products you need are listed down below along with the card cuts!

TTFN

M

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 16 APR – 30 APR: 62SHAUJZ

Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in any active Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!  See my Rewards page for full details.


BACK IN STOCK!!

Grace’s Garden, Honey Bee, Painted Poppies, Peaceful Moments and Bonanza Buddies

I know several of you have been waiting for the return of some heavy favorites from the Jan – Jun Mini Catalog.

Wait no more!  A bunch of them are baaaaccck…. 

Bonanza Dies

$26.00

Check them out and get them quick like a bunny!!  I suspect there’s going to be a run on them!


Basket Weave 3D Embossing Folder is Sold Out

Stampin’ Up! let us know that we’ve run out the Basket Weave 3D Embossing Folder, which is retiring with the 2019–2020 Annual Catalog:

They’re unable to get more inventory before the end of the catalog sales period, so this item has been turned off and will no longer be orderable. (Existing backorders will be fulfilled.)

So sorry! 🙁


CLEARANCE RACK REFRESH!

Stampin’ Up! has updated the Clearance Rack with lot of new goodies! Whooo-hoo!  Head over there quick like a bunny to get your hands on some great deals.  But hurry!!  Clearance Rack deals are only while supplies last!

There’s lots of Holiday Catalog Designer Series Paper and embellishments (and as well as lots of dies and even some card kits too!  So…hop on it!

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

Happy Shopping!


Ornate Garden FB Live Event

The event will run from 1pm EDT thru around 6pm EDT and we’ll be sharing projects with you throughout the afternoon via Live videos and photos – all created with the awesome new Ornate Garden Suite!  And we’re going to be having some virtual Prize Patrols with give-aways from the Ornate Garden Suite! You have to comment throughout the event to be entered to win the random drawing, so…you need to mark your calendar!

Come on over and get joined up – then be sure to turn on notifications so you don’t miss a minute! Hope to “see” you online on Saturday!

Our Facebook page is all set up for the event and it’s open for joining!  Click this link to go to the group and then click the “join” button and we’ll get you approved ASAP:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/1833741716756137/?fref=nf

If you’re interested in our Facebook Live schedule of events for Saturday, here it is!

Everyone is welcome to join us!  We look forward to sharing this beautiful suite of products with you!!

Let me know if you have questions.

I hope to see you all on the 18th for this cool event!

Ornate Garden Suite – Available Now!!

Get the whole Suite right here!


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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Pool Party Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, scored and folded at 2 1/4″ and 6 1/2″)

Blackberry Bliss Card Stock: 2 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (mat for larger gate); 1 7/8″ x 5 3/8″ (mat for smaller gate); 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (mat for inner liner); Frosted Bouquet die cut berries

Whisper White Card Stock:  Largest Stitched So Sweetly rectangle (sentiment); 4″ x 5 1/4″ (inner liner)

Black and Old Olive Card Stock: Poppy Moments die cut flowers and leaves

Black Foil: Poppy Moments die cut flower centers

Peaceful Poppies DSP:  2″ x 5 1/4″ (larger gate);  1 3/4″ x 5 1/4″ (smaller gate); 1″ x 12″ (belly band); Die cut poppies; 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


Sometimes there’s doubt about the parentage of animals.

Do they look and act more like their mother?  Or their father?

Well – with Finn, there is little doubt.

He is EXACTLY like his father.

No – not THAT father (although…yea.  They’re pretty similar!!)

The OTHER one.

I am frequently complaining to Wayne that he can – with no aid from tools of any sort – not a compass, nor a laser tape measure, nay – not even survey equipment – park a vehicle (or 3) right. Smack. In the middle of any road – anywhere.

And his son (my sweet Finn-y) – apparently inherited the trait.

Case in point.

 

He’s got the entire kitchen floor.  Or – gosh – the entire HOUSE!

But no.

With the precision of a NASA engineer…with his trusty slide rule…he places himself in the “aisle”.

Right. Smack. Dead. Center.

So I get to step over him – or go around the island (the looooong way!)

As his father looks on proudly!

That’s-ma BOY!!

TTFN

M

Categories: 2020 January - June Mini Catalog, 2020 Occasions Mini Catalog, Clearance Rack Update, Fun Fold card, Happy Birthday, Video Tutorial | Tags: , , , , , | 14 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Grace’s Garden, Honey Bee, Painted Poppies, Peaceful Moments and Bonanza Buddies BACK IN STOCK!!

Hey y’all – can we get a big WHOO-HOO!!  I know a bunch of you have been waiting patiently (or NOT! 😉 ) for the return of some heavy favorites from the Jan – Jun Mini Catalog.

Wait no more!  A bunch of them are baaaaccck….

Check them out and get them quick like a bunny!!

Bonanza Dies

$26.00

 

Let me know if you’ve got any questions!

Happy Shopping!

TTFN

M

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 16 APR – 30 APR: 62SHAUJZ

Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in any active Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!  See my Rewards page for full details.


Ornate Garden FB Live Event

The event will be on Facebook this Saturday, 18 April from 1:00 PM ET until around 6:00 PM ET!

We’ll be sharing projects with you throughout the afternoon via Live videos and photos – all created with this pretty suite of products!  And we’re going to be having some virtual Prize Patrols with give-aways from the Ornate Garden Suite! You have to comment throughout the event to be entered to win the random drawing, so…you need to mark your calendar!

We’ve got five (right now!) team members planning to present a project using the Suite – and we’ll be posting plenty of pictures of projects we’ve done, too!  So, lots of opportunity to get lots of great ideas on how to use this gorgeous Suite!  Check out the schedule of events.

We’re setting up a Facebook page for the event and we’ll be opening it up on Thursday, April 16.  I’ll share a link to the page here on the blog and on my Stamps-N-Lingers Facebook page then so keep an eye out for the invitation coming soon!

Everyone is welcome to join us!  We look forward to sharing this beautiful suite of products with you!!

Let me know if you have questions.

I hope to see you all on the 18th for this cool event!

Ornate Garden Suite – Available Now!!

Get the whole Suite right here!

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!

Categories: 2020 January - June Mini Catalog, 2020 Occasions Mini Catalog, New Catalog Shares, New Product | Tags: , , , , | 4 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Best Dressed Very Versailles for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

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

I decided to use a little of the Best Dressed DSP for this one, and I paired it up with the pretty Very Versailles set from the Annual Catalog.  Take a look-see:

And here’s our color challenge!

I started with an Old Olive design from the Best Dressed DSP pack and used the leaves and handwriting stamps in the Very Versailles stamp set to stamp the images multiple times on the panel.  Then I matted it on Purple Posy for the card front.

For the flower – I pulled out the Shimmer Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper and carefully snipped out the dandelion.  I used Liquid Glue to adhere it to the card front.

I cut a strip of the paper from an edge – it’s so shimmery and pretty! – and stamped a Very Versailles sentiment onto it in Blackberry Bliss ink.

I snipped a banner end on the right side and popped the banner onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I adhered a Bird Ballad Trinket with a Glue Dot, then added a little Blackberry Bliss Nature’s Twine bow.  A couple three small Purple Posy 2019-2021 Faceted Dots finished off the card front.  🙂

On the inside, I added a second Very Versailles sentiment in Blackberry Bliss to a Very Vanilla panel.  I added Old Olive leaves and handwriting and a Purple Posy Faceted Dot.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Purple Posy mat and into my Blackberry Bliss card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got more of the Very Versailles images in Old Olive on the front…

…and more Best Dressed DSP on the envelope flap (complete with some leaves and handwriting!).

Et Voila!  The Very Versailles stamp set is so pretty – that fall of leaves is wonderful, especially paired with the pretty script handwriting image and sentiments.  I hope you like!

If you want to recreate this card – all the Stampin’ Up! products you need are listed down below along with the card cuts!

Now that you’ve seen my card, take a minute to hop thru all our projects today.  If you click on the Next Blog button, you’ll go right to Kristi’s page. And you can just click on the names below to go direct to all the blogs!

Amy Koenders

Mary Deatherage – YOU ARE HERE!

Kristi Gray

Jaimie Babarczy

Sue Prather

Karen Finkle

Akiko Sudano

Karen Ksenzakovic

Have fun on the Hop!!

TTFN

M

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 16 APR – 30 APR: 62SHAUJZ

Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in any active Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!  See my Rewards page for full details.


YouTube Live – After Lunch Bunch!

I’m planning to go live today on my YouTube channel with a new project!  Come on over and see what I’m up to today at 1:00 PM ET!  Look forward to seeing you then!


Basket Weave 3D Embossing Folder is Sold Out

Stampin’ Up! let us know that we’ve run out the Basket Weave 3D Embossing Folder, which is retiring with the 2019–2020 Annual Catalog:

They’re unable to get more inventory before the end of the catalog sales period, so this item has been turned off and will no longer be orderable. (Existing backorders will be fulfilled.)

So sorry! 🙁


CLEARANCE RACK REFRESH!

Stampin’ Up! has updated the Clearance Rack with lot of new goodies! Whooo-hoo!  Head over there quick like a bunny to get your hands on some great deals.  But hurry!!  Clearance Rack deals are only while supplies last!

There’s lots of Holiday Catalog Designer Series Paper and embellishments (and GOOGLY EYES!! 😳) as well as lots of dies and even some card kits too!  So…hop on it!

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

Happy Shopping!


Ornate Garden FB Live Event

The event will be on Facebook this Saturday, 18 April from 1:00 PM ET until around 6:00 PM ET!

We’ll be sharing projects with you throughout the afternoon via Live videos and photos – all created with this pretty suite of products!  And we’re going to be having some virtual Prize Patrols with give-aways from the Ornate Garden Suite! You have to comment throughout the event to be entered to win the random drawing, so…you need to mark your calendar!

We’ve got five (right now!) team members planning to present a project using the Suite – and we’ll be posting plenty of pictures of projects we’ve done, too!  So, lots of opportunity to get lots of great ideas on how to use this gorgeous Suite!  Check out the schedule of events.

We’re setting up a Facebook page for the event and we’ll be opening it up on Thursday, April 16.  I’ll share a link to the page here on the blog and on my Stamps-N-Lingers Facebook page then so keep an eye out for the invitation coming soon!

Everyone is welcome to join us!  We look forward to sharing this beautiful suite of products with you!!

Let me know if you have questions.

I hope to see you all on the 18th for this cool event!

Ornate Garden Suite – Available Now!!

Get the whole Suite right here!


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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

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

Purple Posy Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (mats for card front and for inner liner)

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

Shimmer Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper: Snipped dandelion; 3/4″ x 4″ (sentiment)

Best Dressed DSP:  3 3/4″ x 5″ (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 FFFs on Blog Hop Days!

TTFN

 

Categories: 2019-2020 Annual Catalog, 2020 January - June Mini Catalog, 2020 Occasions Mini Catalog, Friendship, Life Event, Thinking Of You | Tags: , , , | 16 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Fabulous Dressed to Impress for the Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop

Good morning, y’all – welcome to another edition of Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Team blog hop!  Each month we make projects centered around a theme – and this month our theme is For the Girls/Ladies!  We can interpret that any way we want – so…be sure to check and see everyone’s projects – we’ve got a bunch of talented ladies hopping with us this month!

I went a pretty obvious route with this one – and pulled out my Dressed to Impress bundle – plus the uber-gorgeous Best Dressed DSP.  Take a look-see:

The layout for this one is from the sketch side of this week’s FUSION challenge.

And – I played along with the Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge – across the top and down the right side, too!!

This one is super simple so…buckle up!

I started off by matting some Best Dressed DSP on Petal Pink for the card front.

Then I cut the largest Stitched Shapes circle die from a piece of Whisper White and embossed it in the Ornate Florals 3D Embossing Folder.

I matted the circle on a Petal Pink scalloped circle (largest scalloped die in the Layering Circles dies).  Then I adhered the whole thing to the card front with Liquid Glue.

On a piece of Whisper White – I stamped the Dressed to Impress lipstick image three times in Tuxedo Black.  Using the coordinating die in the All Dressed Up die set, I cut them all out.

Using my Petal Pink and Lovely Lipstick Stampin’ Blends Combos, I colored the images, then adhered them to the card front with Liquid Glue.  Yes.  I am old.  If I was young and all hip and stuff, I’d have used my Pretty Peacock blends for the lipstick color!! 😉

I stamped the word “fabulous” – from Dressed to Impress – in Tuxedo Black on Whisper White and cut it with the label die in the All Dressed Up set.

Then I stamped “Hello” in Lovely Lipstick and fussy cut the word.

I popped the sentiment label over the lipsticks with Stampin’ Dimensionals and then adhered the fussy cut word with Liquid Glue.

A single Rhinestone Basic Jewel on the sentiment finished off the card front.

On the inside, I stamped a Dressed to Impress sentiment in Tuxedo Black on Whisper White.  I added the smaller swath image in stamped-off-once Lovely Lipstick.  Across the bottom, I added a Petal Pink-matted strip of Best Dressed DSP.

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

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more Dressed to Impress lipsticks on the front…

…and more of the pretty Best Dressed DSP on the envelope flap.

Et voila!  I love love love this Best Dressed DSP, don’t you?  It’s just so darned pretty!  And it’s wonderful when combined with the Dressed to Impress stamp set and bundled All Dressed Up dies!

I hope you like!

And – not for nuthin….Mother’s Day IS coming up! 😉

If you want to recreate this card – all the Stampin’ Up! products you need are listed down below along with the card cuts!  You’ll be able to pick up all the new Suite goodies on 1 April.

Now that you’ve seen my card, I hope you’ll take a little time to jump thru all the other projects we have to share. Click any name below, or you can use the Previous Blog button to jump back to Connie’s page or the Next Blog button to see what Akiko’s been up to!

Karen Ksenzakovic

Connie Troyer

Mary Deatherage – YOU ARE HERE!

Akiko Sudano

Leslie Larkin

Karen Finkle

Julie Johnston

Amy Koenders

Have fun on the hop! 🙂

TTFN

M

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 1 APR – 15 APR: 23JZBQNU

Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in any active Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!  See my Rewards page for full details.


CLEARANCE RACK REFRESH!

Stampin’ Up! has updated the Clearance Rack with lot of new goodies! Whooo-hoo!  Head over there quick like a bunny to get your hands on some great deals.  But hurry!!  Clearance Rack deals are only while supplies last!

There’s lots of Holiday Catalog Designer Series Paper and embellishments (and GOOGLY EYES!! 😳) as well as lots of dies and even some card kits too!  So…hop on it!

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

Happy Shopping!


Let’s spread some kindness and joy! Send us your encouragement cards and thank you cards and we’ll send them to those in need. This will include health workers and medical staff on the front-lines caring for patients, and senior living facilities.

Don’t forget to write a special note in your card! This is also a great project if you have kids home from school.

Mail Cards To:

Michelle Donahe
Stamp-n-Storage
150 Michigan Street SE
Hutchinson, MN 55350

Please Note: Only send your cards with a special message, envelopes are not required.

Stamp-n-Storage will gather cards and send in bulk to locations across the U.S. Follow us on Facebook for updates on the Bee A Blessing Card Drive!

*Please note:
The United States Postal Service said there’s currently no evidence COVID-19 is being spread through the mail, pointing to guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization and the Surgeon General.

SNS has set up a Facebook page to promote this card drive.  You can find it here:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/652305522277932/


COMING SOON – 18 APRIL 2020!

The event will be on Facebook on Saturday, 18 April from 1:00 PM ET until around 6:00 PM ET!

We’ll be sharing projects with you throughout the afternoon via Live videos and photos – all created with this pretty suite of products!

We’re setting up a Facebook page for the event and we’ll be opening it up on Thursday, April 16.  I’ll be sharing a link to the page on my blog and on my business Facebook page then so keep an eye out for the invitation coming soon!

Everyone is welcome to join us!  We look forward to sharing this beautiful suite of products with you!!

Let me know if you have questions.  Hope to see you all on the 18th for this cool event!

Ornate Garden Suite !!

Now Available in the Online Store!


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

Product List

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

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

Petal Pink Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); Scalloped Circle die cut (mat for embossed circle); 5/8″ x 4″ (mat for inner liner strip)

Whisper White Card Stock:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner);  Stitched Shapes circle die (embossed circle); All Dressed Up die cut label (sentiment); fussy cut Dressed to Impress sentiment

Best Dressed DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front);  1/2″ x 3 7/8″ (inner liner strip); envelope flap


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


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


Finn Fan Fix


No FFF’s on Blog Hop Days!

TTFN

M

 

 

Categories: 2020 January - June Mini Catalog, 2020 Occasions Mini Catalog, Encouragement, Feminine, Friendship, General, Ornate Garden Early Release | Tags: , , , , | 18 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Hoot Hoot Hooray You Made My Day!

So…as I write this on Sunday evening, we’re waiting for the Severe Weather Outbreak to hit.

That’s what they call it.  Severe.  Weather.  Outbreak.

Scheduled to hit here around 2 in the morning.

Of.  Course.

I know you guys think I’m all cool and stuff, but…when it comes to Severe.  Weather.  Outbreak?

Uhm…no.   Not even a little cool.

So – if any of my card directions don’t make sense, it’s cuz 3/4 of my brain is trying to figure out how to catch the cat when the weather app screams SEVERE.  WEATHER.  OUTBREAK…at 2 and I have to go to the basement.  She is historically…less than interested in such nonsense.  Which means – I might have to leave her on her own.  🙁

Also?  I would really like to not lose all my plants.

Let’s all hope that Severe.  Weather.  Outbreak. fizzles, okay?

Okay – enough of that wussy melodrama.  Let’s talk card – since that’s really why you’re here! 🙂

I pulled out an adorable little set from the SU! Beginner’s Brochure – called Hoot Hoot Hooray and made a fun little thank you card! Take a look-see:

If you haven’t seen the Experience Creativity Brochure – check it out.  It’s got some fun things for anyone who likes to card make – regardless of their experience level!

The layout for my card is from the Fab Friday sketch challenge this week.

And the fun colors are from the Color Throwdown challenge.

I started with a Whisper White panel.  In the corner, in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, I stamped the flower from Hoot Hoot Hooray (I masked off the sentiment with a sticky note).  Then I colored it with my Daffodil Delight and Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends Combo.  The center, I colored with my Light Mango Melody Blend – then added some Melon Mambo dots with my Stampin’ Write Marker.

Then,  I embossed the panel in the new Parisian Flourish 3D Embossing Folder and matted it on Mango Melody to create the card front.

On another piece of Whisper White, in Mango Melody ink, I stamped the little owl (again masking off the sentiment).  I colored him with my Mango Melody Blends Combo and then I decided he needed to be black.  So, I traced over the body, feet and eyes with my Journaling Pen.  Then I traced his…feathers?….with my Melon Mambo Stampin’ Write Marker.

I cut him out with the 3 3/4″ long Stitched Nested Label and popped him onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Now – this is how he looked at this point.  Check the eyes.  They’re…scary.  Sorta like a zombie owl…

I fixed that right-quick with the Journaling Pen! 😉

For the sentiments, I inked them in Melon Mambo – masked off the images (these sentiments are on the owl and flower image stamps) and stamped them on Whisper White.  Then I punched them out with my Classic Label Punch.

I used Stampin’ Dimensionals and a little Liquid Glue to adhere the sentiments and the card front was done!

On the inside, I added the flower again in Tuxedo Black – coloring it with the Blends and Stampin’ Write Marker as I’d done on the front.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Mango Melody 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 another Hoot Hoot Hooray flower on the front…

…and some Mango Melody Brights 6″ x 6″ DSP on the envelope flap.

Et voila!  Hoot Hoot Hooray is SUCH a cute stamp set – covering a myriad of occasions!  I hope you like!

I hope you’ll check it – and the other fun goodies – out in the brochure above!

If you want to recreate this card – all the Stampin’ Up! products you need are listed down below along with the card cuts!

TTFN

M

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 1 APR – 15 APR: 23JZBQNU

Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in any active Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!  See my Rewards page for full details.


ONLY TWO DAYS LEFT!!

Ornate Garden Special Bundle Sale!

ORNATE GARDEN SUITE COLLECTION (ENGLISH)

The Ornate Garden Early Release is now available!

As has become my habit, I’ve  put together an Ornate Garden Special Bundle for you – which, if you bought all the pieces and parts separately would cost you about $155 when you factor in Shipping and Tax (depending on how much Uncle Sam takes where you live!).

That’s about a 20% Savings!! 😳

But – this is a LIMITED TIME OFFER that will go away on 15 April!

Check it out! (Note – due to being insanely popular – the Ornate Borders Die Set is on Backorder right now, but I can still order it for you with the Suite.  The remainder of the items will ship right away and the die set will follow when it comes in!).

Ornate Garden Suite Special Bundle – $124 (with FREE SHIPPING!)

Ornate Thanks Bundle -$46.75
Ornate Style Bundle – $52
Ornate Garden Specialty DSP – $15
Ornate Floral 3D Embossing Folder – $9
Gilded Gems – $7

BONUS – When you order the Ornate Garden Suite Bundle you’ll get the Ornate Ribbon Combo Pack for free!

When you order the bundle – if you want some “extras” of the consumables (the Ornate Garden Specialty DSP, Gilded Gems, or Ornate Garden Ribbon Combo Pack) – you can even order one of each of those at a special price!

Got it?  Okay – head on over to my Ornate Garden Special Bundle Sale to get signed up!  Hurry – this offer is good only thru 15 April!


Let’s spread some kindness and joy! Send us your encouragement cards and thank you cards and we’ll send them to those in need. This will include health workers and medical staff on the front-lines caring for patients, and senior living facilities.

Don’t forget to write a special note in your card! This is also a great project if you have kids home from school.

Mail Cards To:

Michelle Donahe
Stamp-n-Storage
150 Michigan Street SE
Hutchinson, MN 55350

Please Note: Only send your cards with a special message, envelopes are not required.

Stamp-n-Storage will gather cards and send in bulk to locations across the U.S. Follow us on Facebook for updates on the Bee A Blessing Card Drive!

*Please note:
The United States Postal Service said there’s currently no evidence COVID-19 is being spread through the mail, pointing to guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization and the Surgeon General.

SNS has set up a Facebook page to promote this card drive.  You can find it here:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/652305522277932/


COMING SOON – 18 APRIL 2020!

The event will be on Facebook on Saturday, 18 April from 1:00 PM ET until around 6:00 PM ET!

We’ll be sharing projects with you throughout the afternoon via Live videos and photos – all created with this pretty suite of products!

We’re setting up a Facebook page for the event and we’ll be opening it up on Thursday, April 16.  I’ll be sharing a link to the page on my blog and on my business Facebook page then so keep an eye out for the invitation coming soon!

Everyone is welcome to join us!  We look forward to sharing this beautiful suite of products with you!!

Let me know if you have questions.  Hope to see you all on the 18th for this cool event!

Ornate Garden Suite !!

Now Available in the Online Store!

Order here in my Online Store or….sign up for my Special Bundle and I’ll get it on the way to you quick like a bunny.


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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

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

Mango Melody 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);

Brights 6″ x 6″  DSP: 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


Sometimes – I know it’s hard to believe – Finn gets…distracted.

And – forgets what he was doing mid-doing-it!

Like….here…

Halfway under the fence and…BUG!!!

Just had to sit down and keep an eye on it.

TTFN
M

 

 

Categories: 2019-2020 Beginners Brochure, 2020 January - June Mini Catalog, 2020 Occasions Mini Catalog, Friendship, New Catalog Bundles, Special Bundles, Thank You Cards | Tags: , , | 14 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Forever Blossoms with Video Tutorial for the Paper Players

Hey y’all – it’s Sunday, which means I’ve got another fun challenge for you from the Paper Players – it’s a Color Challenge from the talented JayDee this week and it’ll for sure jump-start your creative mojo!  I hope you’ll come and play along.  🙂

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 you’d like to see the replay on YouTube…here ’tis!

The color palette for our challenge didn’t really “scream” one thing or another when I saw it – which meant it was wide open for me!  I finally decided to play with a sponging and silhouette technique – using the pretty floral from the Forever Blossoms stamp set.  Take a look-see:

And here’s this week’s Paper Players Theme challenge!  Hope you’ll join the fun and show us your projects!  I can’t wait to see what you create!  🙂

The layout is from the Freshly Made Sketches challenge.

This is really easy so – I hope you’ll try it!

I started with a Whisper White panel for the card front.   From a second, identically sized, piece of card stock, I cut a Stitched Nested Label – this one is 4 1/4″ from tip-to-tip.

Using repositionable adhesive (like this one), I tacked the die cut panel to the Whisper White panel.

With sponge wedges, I sponged the middle of the opening with So Saffron.  I used Seaside Spray on the top and bottom.  Go easy – start lightly and off the edge with your sponge.  🙂

When I had the color to the depth that I wanted it, I picked up my mask and used a rubber eraser to remove the little adhesive dots.

I placed the panel in my Stamparatus and used it to stamp the big floral image from Forever Blossoms in Granite Gray.  I stamped it a couple of times to get the image as dark as I wanted.

I stamped the Forever Blossoms sentiment in Gray Granite and then added some faux stitches around the shape with my Gray Granite Stampin’ Write Marker.

I matted the panel on So Saffron for the card front.  With my Dark So Saffron Stampin’ Blend, I colored three Pearl Basic Jewels and adhered them here and there.  And that was it for the card front!

On the inside, I stamped a second sentiment from Forever Blossoms in Gray Granite on Whisper White.  I added part of the large floral image in Gray Granite – and lightly colored just the middles of the flowers with the Dark So Saffron Blend.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a So Saffron mat and into my Seaside Spray card base, popped the card front on with Stampin Dimensionals and the card was done.

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got the Forever Blossoms image again in Gray Granite and So Saffron on the front…

…and some Seaside Spray 2019-2021 In Color 6″ x 6″ DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Mark the day – no layering, no bows, minimal bling! – is this REALLY a Mary card?!?  Yes – ’tis!  I love how this Forever Blossoms stamp set worked for the silhouetted image – perfect without die cutting or adding any “extras” to it.  It’s just that gorgeous of an image!  I hope you like!

If you want to recreate this card – all the Stampin’ Up! products you need are listed down below along with the card cuts!

Now – before you reach for your ink and papers, check out what our amazing team has created to inspire you this week:

The Paper Players Design Team

TTFN

M

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 1 APR – 15 APR: 23JZBQNU

Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in any active Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!  See my Rewards page for full details.


ONLY THREE DAYS LEFT!!

Ornate Garden Special Bundle Sale!

ORNATE GARDEN SUITE COLLECTION (ENGLISH)

The Ornate Garden Early Release is now available!

As has become my habit, I’ve  put together an Ornate Garden Special Bundle for you – which, if you bought all the pieces and parts separately would cost you about $155 when you factor in Shipping and Tax (depending on how much Uncle Sam takes where you live!).

That’s about a 20% Savings!! 😳

But – this is a LIMITED TIME OFFER that will go away on 15 April!

Check it out! (Note – due to being insanely popular – the Ornate Borders Die Set is on Backorder right now, but I can still order it for you with the Suite.  The remainder of the items will ship right away and the die set will follow when it comes in!).

Ornate Garden Suite Special Bundle – $124 (with FREE SHIPPING!)

Ornate Thanks Bundle -$46.75
Ornate Style Bundle – $52
Ornate Garden Specialty DSP – $15
Ornate Floral 3D Embossing Folder – $9
Gilded Gems – $7

BONUS – When you order the Ornate Garden Suite Bundle you’ll get the Ornate Ribbon Combo Pack for free!

When you order the bundle – if you want some “extras” of the consumables (the Ornate Garden Specialty DSP, Gilded Gems, or Ornate Garden Ribbon Combo Pack) – you can even order one of each of those at a special price!

Got it?  Okay – head on over to my Ornate Garden Special Bundle Sale to get signed up!  Hurry – this offer is good only thru 15 April!


Let’s spread some kindness and joy! Send us your encouragement cards and thank you cards and we’ll send them to those in need. This will include health workers and medical staff on the front-lines caring for patients, and senior living facilities.

Don’t forget to write a special note in your card! This is also a great project if you have kids home from school.

Mail Cards To:

Michelle Donahe
Stamp-n-Storage
150 Michigan Street SE
Hutchinson, MN 55350

Please Note: Only send your cards with a special message, envelopes are not required.

Stamp-n-Storage will gather cards and send in bulk to locations across the U.S. Follow us on Facebook for updates on the Bee A Blessing Card Drive!

*Please note:
The United States Postal Service said there’s currently no evidence COVID-19 is being spread through the mail, pointing to guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization and the Surgeon General.

SNS has set up a Facebook page to promote this card drive.  You can find it here:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/652305522277932/


COMING SOON – 18 APRIL 2020!

The event will be on Facebook on Saturday, 18 April from 1:00 PM ET until around 6:00 PM ET!

We’ll be sharing projects with you throughout the afternoon via Live videos and photos – all created with this pretty suite of products!

We’re setting up a Facebook page for the event and we’ll be opening it up on Thursday, April 16.  I’ll be sharing a link to the page on my blog and on my business Facebook page then so keep an eye out for the invitation coming soon!

Everyone is welcome to join us!  We look forward to sharing this beautiful suite of products with you!!

Let me know if you have questions.  Hope to see you all on the 18th for this cool event!

Ornate Garden Suite !!

Now Available in the Online Store!

Order here in my Online Store or….sign up for my Special Bundle and I’ll get it on the way to you quick like a bunny.


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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

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

So Saffron 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);

2019-2021 In Color 6″ x 6″  DSP: 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 waiting for me to get done cleaning the barn in the morning…

Are you coming in the house with me?

Huh?

Oh – Nah – I’m good.

Just enjoying the morning!

And – before I go – a picture of the marigolds I started this year – they’re growing great guns in the garden

Sooo pretty!

TTFN
M

 

 

Categories: 2019-2020 Annual Catalog, 2020 January - June Mini Catalog, Anniversary, Any Occasion, Everyday, Feminine, Friendship, Love, New Catalog Bundles, Ornate Garden Early Release, Special Bundles | Tags: , , , , | 32 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Forever Blossoms Video Tutorial Sneak Peek

Good morning, y’all!  Hope your weekend is going well – I am assuming you’re “enjoying” it from home!  Maybe you’re decorating Easter Eggs.  Or…trying to keep from eating all the chocolate in your kids’ Easter Baskets!! LOL

I’m hoping you’ll be able to join me tonight on my Stamps-N-Lingers FB page, at 7pm Eastern, for a video tutorial!  We’ll make a sweet and simple card with the Forever Blossoms stamp set.  Take a sneaky peek!

I think you’ll enjoy it – so…hope you’ll be able to join me!

Tonight.  7pm Eastern.  Right here!

Now – one more announcement before I leave you!

Check it out – it’s a Live Facebook Event featuring the Ornate Garden Suite!!

The event will be on Facebook on Saturday, 18 April from 1:00 PM ET until around 6:00 PM ET!

We’ll be sharing projects with you throughout the afternoon via Live videos and photos – all created with this pretty suite of products!

We’re setting up a Facebook page for the event and we’ll be opening it up on Thursday, April 16.  I’ll be sharing a link to the page on my blog and on my business Facebook page then so keep an eye out for the invitation coming soon!

Everyone is welcome to join us!  We look forward to sharing this beautiful suite of products with you!!

Let me know if you have questions.  See you all tonight – and on the 18th on this cool event!

TTFN

M

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 1 APR – 15 APR: 23JZBQNU

Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in any active Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!  See my Rewards page for full details.


Limited Time Ornate Garden Special Bundle Sale!

ORNATE GARDEN SUITE COLLECTION (ENGLISH)

The Ornate Garden Early Release is now available!

As has become my habit, I’ve  put together an Ornate Garden Special Bundle for you – which, if you bought all the pieces and parts separately would cost you about $155 when you factor in Shipping and Tax (depending on how much Uncle Sam takes where you live!).

That’s about a 20% Savings!! 😳

But – this is a LIMITED TIME OFFER that will go away on 15 April!

Check it out!

Ornate Garden Suite Special Bundle – $124 (with FREE SHIPPING!)

Ornate Thanks Bundle -$46.75
Ornate Style Bundle – $52
Ornate Garden Specialty DSP – $15
Ornate Floral 3D Embossing Folder – $9
Gilded Gems – $7

BONUS – When you order the Ornate Garden Suite Bundle you’ll get the Ornate Ribbon Combo Pack for free!

When you order the bundle – if you want some “extras” of the consumables (the Ornate Garden Specialty DSP, Gilded Gems, or Ornate Garden Ribbon Combo Pack) – you can even order one of each of those at a special price!

Got it?  Okay – head on over to my Ornate Garden Special Bundle Sale to get signed up!  Hurry – this offer is good only thru 15 April!


Let’s spread some kindness and joy! Send us your encouragement cards and thank you cards and we’ll send them to those in need. This will include health workers and medical staff on the front-lines caring for patients, and senior living facilities.

Don’t forget to write a special note in your card! This is also a great project if you have kids home from school.

Mail Cards To:

Michelle Donahe
Stamp-n-Storage
150 Michigan Street SE
Hutchinson, MN 55350

Please Note: Only send your cards with a special message, envelopes are not required.

Stamp-n-Storage will gather cards and send in bulk to locations across the U.S. Follow us on Facebook for updates on the Bee A Blessing Card Drive!

*Please note:
The United States Postal Service said there’s currently no evidence COVID-19 is being spread through the mail, pointing to guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization and the Surgeon General.

SNS has set up a Facebook page to promote this card drive.  You can find it here:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/652305522277932/


Ornate Garden Suite !!

Now Available in the Online Store!

Order here in my Online Store or….sign up for my Special Bundle and I’ll get it on the way to you quick like a bunny.


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 likes sticks.

The bigger the better!

Stage 1 – Procur the stick

Stage 2 -Hold the Stick Down for Chewing

Stage 3 – Maint….oh HECK no.  Back AWAY from the stick, Mom!

TTFN

M

Categories: 2020 January - June Mini Catalog, 2020 Occasions Mini Catalog, Sneak peek, Video Tutorial | Tags: , | 6 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Sentimental Sailing Home Fun Fold with Video Tutorial

Well – it’s Good Friday.  Literally.

Do you have a three-day weekend?  Maybe you have today “off” instead?   By which, of course, I mean…are/will you be wearing your “weekend pajamas” or your “go to work” pajamas??  I am SURE you’ll be wearing your DRESS pajamas on Easter Sunday, right??  I know I for sure will be! 😎

Since this is pretty much business-as-usual for us, I was able to do a live YouTube video yesterday.  If you were able to join me – I appreciate you spending some of your day with me!  If not, but you’d like to see the replay on YouTube…here ’tis!

I wanted another card to send as part of the Bee The Blessing Card Drive being sponsored by Stamp-N-Storage and I thought it would be good to make a couple with a more masculine feel.  So….the Come Sail Away suite called!  For the sample card – I used the DSP in Mossy Meadow colors – for the video…I did it again in Night of Navy.  Both are identical and use the Sailing Home, So Sentimental and Ornate Thanks stamp sets.  Take a look-see:

I love this modified gate-card with its belly-band, but I wanted it to be a little more traditional (and easier to display!).

So – I started with a Crumb Cake card base in my normal portrait tent-fold orientation.  The gate-fold becomes the matted card front.

I cut a piece of Mossy Meadow cardstock at 5 1/4″ x 8″ and scored it along the long side at 2″ and 6″.  Then I marked each short end at 2 5/8″ and used my Paper Trimmer to cut the “gates” into points.

I cut two strips of Come Sail Away DSP, cut them both into points and adhered them to the gates with Liquid Glue.

On the inside, I adhered a second design of the Come Sail Away DSP to a Mossy Meadow mat and then inside the gate-fold with Liquid Glue.

I adhered the entire panel to the front of the Crumb Cake card base with Liquid Glue.

On a strip of Crumb Cake cardstock, I stamped the compass image from the Sailing Home stamp set multiple times in Crumb Cake ink.  Then I wrapped the strip around the card base and adhered the ends together with Liquid Glue.

The front sentiment, from So Sentimental, is stamped in Mossy Meadow on Whisper White and cut with the larger label die in the bundled Stitched So Sweetly Die set.  Over the sentiment, in Crumb Cake, I added the Sailing Home compass.  Then I adhered the label to the belly band with Liquid Glue.

I pulled off the belly band to work on the inside.  On a piece of Whisper White, I stamped a perfect sentiment from Sailing Home in Mossy Meadow.  I added a Crumb Cake anchor and cut it with the next-to-largest rectangle in the Stitched So Sweetly dies.  Then, I adhered it on the inside with Liquid Glue – ensuring it would be hidden by the belly-band.

I replaced the belly band and added a Sail Away Trinkets anchor with a Glue Dot.  On this Mossy Meadow card, I used a double-length of Line Thread to tie a simple bow and adhered it with a Glue Dot.  On the Night of Navy version, I used a single-length of Night of Navy/Sahara Sand Baker’s Twine.

Just a note – I would send this card with the belly band around the just the front of the card base/gate-fold (versus around the entire card).  That let’s the recipient see the card in its best “display mode”!  😉

On the inside of the card, I added a sentiment from Ornate Thanks in Mossy Meadow on a Whisper White panel.  In the corner, I added the anchor in Crumb Cake and the compass in stamped-off-once Crumb Cake.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Mossy Meadow mat and into the card base and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got the Sailing Home anchor and compass on the front…

…and more Come Sail Away DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  It’s easy to lose track of the super-cool goodies in the Annual Catalog, what with Sale-A-Bration and the Jan-Jun mini, isn’t it?  But…don’t!  The Come Sail Away Suite – anchored by the Sailing Home Bundle (see what I did there?!?) – is chock-full of wonderful products that are really awesome for creating masculine projects!  The Come Sail Away DSP let me quickly make two cards – using the same stamp sets and designs…

So Sentimental with the WUNNERMUS Stitched So Sweetly Dies, melds in nicely – and, of course, there aren’t enough words for me to express how much I love the Ornate Thanks set and all the perfect sentiments it contains!  I hope you like!

TTFN

M

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 1 APR – 15 APR: 23JZBQNU

Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in any active Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!  See my Rewards page for full details.


Limited Time Ornate Garden Special Bundle Sale!

ORNATE GARDEN SUITE COLLECTION (ENGLISH)

The Ornate Garden Early Release is now available!

As has become my habit, I’ve  put together an Ornate Garden Special Bundle for you – which, if you bought all the pieces and parts separately would cost you about $155 when you factor in Shipping and Tax (depending on how much Uncle Sam takes where you live!).

That’s about a 20% Savings!! 😳

But – this is a LIMITED TIME OFFER that will go away on 15 April!

Check it out!

Ornate Garden Suite Special Bundle – $124 (with FREE SHIPPING!)

Ornate Thanks Bundle -$46.75
Ornate Style Bundle – $52
Ornate Garden Specialty DSP – $15
Ornate Floral 3D Embossing Folder – $9
Gilded Gems – $7

BONUS – When you order the Ornate Garden Suite Bundle you’ll get the Ornate Ribbon Combo Pack for free!

When you order the bundle – if you want some “extras” of the consumables (the Ornate Garden Specialty DSP, Gilded Gems, or Ornate Garden Ribbon Combo Pack) – you can even order one of each of those at a special price!

Got it?  Okay – head on over to my Ornate Garden Special Bundle Sale to get signed up!  Hurry – this offer is good only thru 15 April!


Let’s spread some kindness and joy! Send us your encouragement cards and thank you cards and we’ll send them to those in need. This will include health workers and medical staff on the front-lines caring for patients, and senior living facilities.

Don’t forget to write a special note in your card! This is also a great project if you have kids home from school.

Mail Cards To:

Michelle Donahe
Stamp-n-Storage
150 Michigan Street SE
Hutchinson, MN 55350

Please Note: Only send your cards with a special message, envelopes are not required.

Stamp-n-Storage will gather cards and send in bulk to locations across the U.S. Follow us on Facebook for updates on the Bee A Blessing Card Drive!

*Please note:
The United States Postal Service said there’s currently no evidence COVID-19 is being spread through the mail, pointing to guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization and the Surgeon General.

SNS has set up a Facebook page to promote this card drive.  You can find it here:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/652305522277932/


Ornate Garden Suite !!

Now Available in the Online Store!

Order here in my Online Store or….sign up for my Special Bundle and I’ll get it on the way to you quick like a bunny.


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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Crumb Cake Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); 1″ x 10″ (belly band)

Mossy Meadow/Night of Navy Card Stock: 5 1/4″ x 8″ (front mat/fun fold – scored and folded at 2″ and 6″ – then cut as shown in the video); 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for inner liner)

Whisper White Card Stock:  Stitched So Sweetly label (front sentiment); Stitched So Sweetly rectangle (inside sentiment); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner);

Come Sail Away DSP : 1 7/8″ x 5″ (x 2 – cut to a point for the front flaps); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inside of front fun-fold); 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!


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Uhm…can we talk?

TTFN

M

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Stampin’ Up! Seriously the Best Ornate Layers for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

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

I wanted to make a card to send over to Stamp-N-Storage for their Bee A Blessing Card Drive – so I needed a not-too-sappy/lovey sentiment – but one that still said what I wanted to say.  Enter…Seriously the Best!  Now this is a stamp set that coordinates with the Seriously the Best Project Kit.  I didn’t use the kit for this card – instead, I called on Ornate Layers and some… Mosaic Mood Specialty DSP.  Take a look-see:

And here’s our sketch – I laid it down on its side.

I started with some Terracotta Tile paper from the Mosaic Mood Specialty DSP that I matted on Mint Macaron for the card front.

Next up is a Mint Macaron die cut frame – from the Ornate Layers Die set.  I adhered that directly to the card front with Liquid Glue.

I stamped the big sentiment from Seriously the Best in Mint Macaron on Whisper White.  Then I cut it with a Rectangle Stitched Die.  On each corner, in Mossy Meadow, I added the leaves image from Seriously the Best.

I popped the sentiment panel over the Ornate Layers die cut with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I tied a small bow with the Terracotta Tile ribbon from the Ornate Garden Ribbon Combo Pack and adhered it in the corner with a Glue Dot.

I added a few Gilded Gems and the clean-and-simple card front was done!

On the inside, I added the perfectly-perfect second sentiment from Seriously the Best in Mint Macaron on Whisper White.  In the corners, I added the leaves in Mossy Meadow.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Mint Macaron mat and into my Mossy Meadow card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got another Mossy Meadow leaves image on the front…

…and more of the Mosaic Mood Specialty DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  SUUUUUper quick and easy to make multiples of right quick – think…Stamparatus!  The Seriously the Best set is pretty awesome – multiple sentiments and a couple of simple images…

…and, while I didn’t use it for this card, the set coordinates with the fun Seriously the Best Project Kit – which I am totally going to pull out SOON!

I hope you like – and will add the Seriously the Best stamp set (and Project Kit!) to your stash!

If you want to recreate this card – all the Stampin’ Up! products you need are listed down below along with the card cuts!

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

Akiko Sudano

Karen Ksenzakovic

Have fun on the Hop!!

TTFN

M

 

 

 


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YouTube Live – After Lunch Bunch!

I’m planning to go live today on my YouTube channel with a new project!  Come on over and see what I’m up to today at 1:00 PM ET!  Look forward to seeing you then!


Let’s spread some kindness and joy! Send us your encouragement cards and thank you cards and we’ll send them to those in need. This will include health workers and medical staff on the front-lines caring for patients, and senior living facilities.

Don’t forget to write a special note in your card! This is also a great project if you have kids home from school.

Mail Cards To:

Michelle Donahe
Stamp-n-Storage
150 Michigan Street SE
Hutchinson, MN 55350

Please Note: Only send your cards with a special message, envelopes are not required.

Stamp-n-Storage will gather cards and send in bulk to locations across the U.S. Follow us on Facebook for updates on the Bee A Blessing Card Drive!

*Please note:
The United States Postal Service said there’s currently no evidence COVID-19 is being spread through the mail, pointing to guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization and the Surgeon General.

SNS has set up a Facebook page to promote this card drive.  You can find it here:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/652305522277932/


Ornate Garden Suite – Available Now!!

Get the whole Suite right here!


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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

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

Mint Macaron Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); Ornate Layers Die cut frame

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

Mosaic Mood Specialty DSP:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front);  envelope flap

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


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


Finn Fan Fix


No FFFs on Blog Hop Days!

TTFN

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