2020 Sale-A-Bration Second Release Sneak Peek

Stampin’ Up! Rise and Shine Sneak Peek

Well – it’s Monday again!  Hope you had an awesome weekend!  We had some beautiful weather here for a minute – as I type this on Sunday night, we’re waiting for that to come to an end tomorrow.  A little more rain is headed our way.

Bleh.  Wish I could send it where it’s needed, cuz we’re full up!

Tomorrow is the arrival of the Sale-A-Bration Second Release and…my card today uses a fun little set that you’ll be able to pick up FREE with a $100 purchase (before shipping and tax)!  Take a look-see:

The layout for this one was inspired by this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge!

And the color palette is from the Color Throwdown challenge.

I started with a Whisper White panel to which I added a sentiment from the Rise & Shine set in Bermuda Bay ink.  Then I adhered the panel to a Bermuda Bay mat to create the card front.

I cut a Crumb Cake rectangle and embossed it in the Corrugated 3D Embossing Folder, then adhered it to the card front with Liquid Glue.

On a 2″ wide strip of Whisper White, I stamped the coffee “steam” image all over in Crumb Cake ink.  Then, using the small flower image, I stamped it onto the steam (making them into little flowers instead of steam!) by stamping it in Melon Mambo – some in full-strength and some stamped off once.  I added little leaves here and there and everywhere in stamped-off-once Bermuda Bay.

Then I punched the end of the strip with my Banner Triple Punch and adhered it to the corrugated panel with Liquid Glue.

The Rise & Shine set is one of the fun reversible stamp sets that Stampin’ Up! has introduced recently.  On a piece of Whisper White, I stamped the right-hand cup with the circle cut-out in stamped-off-once Crumb Cake.  Then I stamped the sunburst in full strength Crumb Cake and a sentiment in Melon Mambo.

The second cup is a solid left-hand image – stamped in stamped-off-once Melon Mambo on Whisper White.

Do y’all remember the Cup of Cheer Dies from the 2019 Holiday Catalog?

These are carrying over – which means you can find them in the Online Store – even though they’re not in the catalog right now.  I used the cup dies to cut my two images.  Then I used the detailed stripes die to cut a Melon Mambo piece.  That piece I adhered to the front of my die cut pink cup with Liquid Glue.

I adhered the two cups to the card front – with Liquid Glue and Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The final piece is a stamped-off-once Bermuda Bay tag from Rise & Shine, cut with the die in the Cup of Cheer set.  I adhered it with Liquid Glue and a Mini Dimensional.  I tied a tiny bow from Linen Thread and adhered it with a dab of Liquid Glue.

I added some small Rhinestone Basic Jewels to the middles of the flowers and the card front was done!

On the inside, I stamped two more sentiments from Rise & Shine in Bermuda Bay and Melon Mambo on a Whisper White panel.  Then I added the steam in Crumb Cake.

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

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

…and a little Bermuda Bay checked paper from the Brights 6″ x 6″ DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  How fun is this Rise & Shine stamp set?  With it’s multiple cup images – flowers – sentiments – it’s got more options than a Starbucks!

AND – it’s got DIES to match – available right this very minute in my Online Store.  But – wait until TOMORROW – then get them and make sure you earn this Rise & Shine set.  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

 

 

 

P.S.  Reminder – the Sale-a-Bration Second Release goes live TOMORROW!


HOST CODE FOR 1 MAR – 15 MAR: GGFKPPSU

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.


Sale-A-Bration….is a GREAT TIME to Join My Stampin’ Up! Family!

If you’ve ever thought of joining Stampin’ Up! as a Demonstrator (I’d love to have you on my team!), Sale-A-bration is an awesome time to join!

Whether you’d like to start a business or would simply like the great discount, we’re here to support you however you need!

If you have EVER considered joining the team – then during this year’s Sale-A-Bration is definitely the time to take the step!  The SU! Starter Kit is one of the best deals going.  You pay just $99 (plus tax) and it includes Free Shipping!  For that $99 – you get to select $125 worth of SU! product – plus you get Mini Paper Cutter, the 6” x 6” DSP Sampler and your choice of an extra stamp set!  Pretty awesome deal.  Remember – there’s no commitment – no need to sell, have a blog or anything else.  Just collect that 20-25% discount on everything you purchase for as long as you remain active.

Any time is always a great time to join and get that big discount for yourself, but Sale-a-bration is a really awesome time to join with lots of extra benefits with your kit!

There are lots more details to be found on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions Page.

Or…are you ready to go?  Click here and scroll down to click on the “join now” button and select your Starter Kit now!

Let me know if you have any questions at stamps-n-lingers@comcast.net.


 March Paper Pumpkin Kit Details!

Cheers to seven years! This March, Paper Pumpkin has reached another exciting milestone: their seventh year of delivering fun, easy, creative projects to you. To thank everyone who has helped along the way, they’re including an additional FREE stamp set with every March kit. This means that every subscriber will receive two stamp sets!

The March 2020 kit will arrive in an exclusive, specially-designed box that you will love! Think daffodils, raindrops, and a fresh spring vibe.

March Paper Pumpkin Kit Details:

  • Kit contains supplies for 12 cards and envelopes (4 cards of 3 designs)
  • Notecard size: 5″ x 3-1/2″
  • Envelope size: 5-1/8″ x 3-5/8″
  • Coordinating Colors: Balmy Blue, Basic Gray, Calypso Coral, Grapefruit Grove, Gray Granite, Pear Pizzazz, Petal Pink, Shaded Spruce, and So Saffron.
  • The additional stamp set is a great value and coordinates with the March kit design; however, you do not need it to complete the March cards.
  • The additional stamp set is a 4×6 footprint, which is larger than most Paper Pumpkin sets and is designed for use on a variety of crafting projects
  • Subscribe for the March kit at paperpumpkin.com from February 11–March 10.
  • Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period.

If you’re interested in subscribing to Paper Pumpkin, you can either sign up for a subscription where you are billed monthly for your kit or you can purchase a prepaid subscription in my online store (don’t forget that THESE will earn you free Sale-A-Bration goodies, too!).

To see more information and to sign up for the monthly subscription, click here.  To see the options for prepaid subscriptions in my online store, click here.


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″); 2 7/8″ x 4 1/4″ (Corrugated embossed panel)

Bermuda Bay Card Stock:  4″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for card front and for inner liner)

Whisper White Card Stock:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); 2″ x 3 3/4″ (banner on front); Rise & Shine die cut coffee cup and tag

Melon Mambo Card Stock:  Cup of Cheer detailed die cut

2019-2021 In Color 6″ x 6″ DSP: envelope flap (Rococo Rose)

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


So – yesterday morning, I was about 20 minutes into my treadmill workout.

Finn – as usual – was sleeping by the back door.  It was just starting to get light.

As I trudged along watching my tv show on my phone on the treadmill….

All of a sudden, he goes full Rottweiller.

BARK BARK GROWL BARKBARKBARKBARKBARDGGGGGGGGGRRRRRR….

I holler “Finny – leave it”

BARK BARK GROWL BARKBARKBARKBARKBARDGGGGGGGGGRRRRRR….

I mean – serious.  We’re talking perimeter dog with three masked gunman headed his way.

Carrying a cat! Who is armed with a Laaaaazerrrrrr…..

BARKBARKBARKBARKBARDGGGGGGGGGRRRRRR….

Deciding I’d best check – just in case there WAS a bear on the back steps….or…a cat…I jumped off the treadmill and hurried to the kitchen – note: my treadmill decides after 30 seconds of no weight-on-the-belt that you finished and just left without shutting it down.  Or you’re dead in a heap at the end of the belt…And it quits.  So – I wanted to ascertain the threat-level and get back within the allotted time.

As I got to the door – I see him bouncing up and down….

BARKBOUNCEBARKBOUNCE – MOMDOYOUSEEIT?!? – BARKBOUNCEBARKBOUNCE – MOMIT’SREALLYREALLYREALANDREALLYREALLYBAAAADDD – BARKBOUNCEBARKBOUNCE

Apparently – it was an invasion of….

Image result for two canadian geese taking off of pond images

No.  This is not my picture.  Or our pond.  Or the offending geese. Treadmill.  Hurrying.  No phone!

I told him what a good guard dog he is (thinking – like that kid that cried wolf, yes – THAT good!) and raced back to the treadmill just in the nick of time.

When I finished up and trudged into the kitchen (there’s a lot of trudging around here in the mornings!) I found…

Defending the home and family from the Goose-apocalypse (real OR imagined!) is exhausting. 😉

TTFN
M

 

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Stampin’ Up! Peaceful Parisian Poppies Double Flip Fun Fold!

Good Friday morning, y’all!!  Another week – done!   Did it feel shorter (and hence…better!) with the Monday holiday??

If you were able to join me for my YouTube Live Video yesterday –  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 saw this Double Flip-Fold card on France Martin’s blog and thought it was so fun and easy….which it totally is!  I decided to use the Peaceful Moments Bundle and Painted Poppy stamp set – combined with gorgeous Parisian Blossom Specialty DSP.  Take a look-see:

The front of the card was already close to the FUSION sketch challenge this week – I simply modified the position of the flip portion (sliding it to the rigth instead of centered like a “normal” double-flip).  That gave me more room to collagify!

I started with the “first” card base – Basic Black at 4 1/4″ x 8 1/2″ and scored and folded it at 5 1/2″.  The “Flip” is Basic Black, 3″ x 8 1/2″, scored and folded at 4 1/4″.

I used the gorgeous Parisian Blossoms Specialty DSP on the front short panel of the first card base and on the inside back – both pieces are matted on Pool Party and adhered with Liquid Glue.

On the flip card base, I used my Stamparatus to stamp the sentiments from Peaceful Moments in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on two Whisper White panels.  On the inside panel, I also stamped two of the flowers from the Painted Poppies stamp set in Basic Gray – then I colored them with my Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends Combo.   I matted each on Pool Party and adhered them inside the smaller flip card base.

Using Liquid Glue, I adhered the small card inside the larger card base.

For my collage, I used multiple dies from the Poppy Moments Die set to cut my flower and a bevy of leaf parts.  The flower has a solid piece of Petal Pink (I used a Sponge Dauber to ink the edges with Petal Pink ink) then I adhered a Basic Gray detailed flower with Liquid Glue. I cut a large flower center from Champagne Foil and adhered it with Liquid Glue, then I popped a smaller Black Foil center on top with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

For the leaves, I cut solid and detailed leaves in Pool Party and Champagne Foil, and also in Pool Party vellum from the So Very Vellum Specialty DSP (coming on 3 March in the second Sale-A-Bration Release!).  I glued the leaf parts together and then…started doing my dry-fit on the front of the card (which is the front of the smaller flip card base!

When I was happy – I took a picture with my phone…

Then I picked up the flower and took a second picture.

I adhered all the leaves with Liquid Glue.

Using Whisper White Solid Baker’s Twine, I made a loose double-loop figure-eight (I show this in the video!) and stuck it in the middle of the leaves with a couple of Glue Dots.  Then I popped the flower over top with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I added a Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewel – and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got another Painted Poppies flower in Basic Gray and Petal Pink on the front…

…and a little more Parisian Blossoms Specialty DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  This Double-Flip Fun Fold is crazy easy so I hope you’ll try it soon!  I also wanted you to see how well the Peaceful Moments and Painted Poppies Bundles work with other papers like this Parisian Blossoms Specialty DSP!  The Peaceful Poppies DSP is gorgeous but…don’t be afraid to mix-and-match!  I hope you like! 🙂

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

TTFN

M

 

 

 

P.S.  Do you pre-cut card bases?  So that you’ve got them all ready to roll and make cards?  If you do – then you might be interested in a new storage solution from Stamp-N-Storage!  Check out the new 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ Paper Holder (available for IKEA, too!)

With three options available, you can neatly organize your 5.5×8.5 sheets, keeping them visible and easy to access. Choose the Standard option to set on your desk or cabinet, or choose between two different options for IKEA®. Each slot fits approximately 35-40* sheets of cardstock.

Number of Slots:

Standard: 15 slots
For IKEA®: 15 slots
Double for IKEA®: 30 slots

*35-40 sheets per slot is an estimate and may be more or less depending on the weight and brand of your cardstock.


HOST CODE FOR 16 FEB – 29 FEB: 3NHJPR2S

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.


Metallic Baker’s Twine & Sequins Combo Pack

Stampin’ Up! posted the following update about the Sale-a-bration Metallic Baker’s Twine & Sequins Combo Pack today:

We have SOLD OUT of the Metallic Baker’s Twine & Sequins Combo Pack (item 152314). As a reminder, supplies are limited for products from the Sale-A-Bration brochure and may run out before the end of the promotion. We’re sorry for any inconvenience this may cause, and we thank you for your understanding.

But – I DO have some good news!  The Golden Honey DSP is BACK IN STOCK again and is available as a Sale-a-bration selection with an order of $50+!  Whoo-hoo!

So get your orders in soon so that you don’t miss out on getting that awesome paper!


Sale-A-Bration….is a GREAT TIME to Join the My Stampin’ Up! Family!

If you’ve ever thought of joining Stampin’ Up! as a Demonstrator (I’d love to have you on my team!), Sale-A-bration is an awesome time to join!

Whether you’d like to start a business or would simply like the great discount, we’re here to support you however you need!

If you have EVER considered joining the team – then during this year’s Sale-A-Bration is definitely the time to take the step!  The SU! Starter Kit is one of the best deals going.  You pay just $99 (plus tax) and it includes Free Shipping!  For that $99 – you get to select $125 worth of SU! product – plus you get Mini Paper Cutter, the 6” x 6” DSP Sampler and your choice of an extra stamp set!  Pretty awesome deal.  Remember – there’s no commitment – no need to sell, have a blog or anything else.  Just collect that 20-25% discount on everything you purchase for as long as you remain active.

Any time is always a great time to join and get that big discount for yourself, but Sale-a-bration is a really awesome time to join with lots of extra benefits with your kit!

There are lots more details to be found on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions Page.

Or…are you ready to go?  Click here and scroll down to click on the “join now” button and select your Starter Kit now!

Let me know if you have any questions at stamps-n-lingers@comcast.net.


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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Basic Black Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 8 1/2″ (First card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); 3″ x 8 1/2″ (Second “flip” card base)

Pool Party Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for inner liner on “first” card base); 2 3/4″ x 4″ ( x3 – mats for DSP on short front panel of “first” card base; front and inside of “flip” card base); Poppy Moments detailed and solid die cut leaves

Whisper White Card Stock:  2 5/8″ x 3 7/8″ (x2 – front and inside of “flip” card base)

Basic Gray Card Stock: Poppy Moments detailed flower die cut

Petal Pink Card Stock: Poppy Moments solid flower die cut

Champagne Foil: Poppy Moments detailed and solid die cut leaves; Poppy Moments die cut flower center

Black Foil: Poppy Moments die cut flower center

So Very Vellum Specialty DSP: Poppy Moments detailed and solid die cut leaves

Parisian Blossoms DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner on “first” card base); 2 5/8″ x 3 7/8″ (short front panel of “first” card base); 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


On Wednesday, we picked up a new toilet.

Yes – the life of a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator is glamourous, indeed.

We’ve needed a new toilet for a minute – in our second bathroom.

By minute, I mean…well.  A MINUTE!

FINALLY broke down and paid for a “special order” toilet.  Meaning – we wanted it in bone.  Seriously?!?  BONE is a “special order”?!?

Why yes.  Yes it is.

Anywho – we finally got it.

So the menfolk put it in on Wednesday evening.

Gettin’ that old one out’s gonna be a booger, Dad.  You’re prolly gonna get wet!

Wiggle it, Dad – you gotta get it down on that wax thingy!

Doya need a tool or anything??  I’m a little thirsty…..how much longer were ya thinkin’??

Hmmm.  Those’r some complicated directions.  Why we reading directions??  We MEN!  Don’t need no stinkin’ directions!

Mary’s note:  that last picture is probably Pulitzer worthy.  Rare sighting of y-chromosomes reading instructions!

TTFN
M

Categories: 2020 January - June Mini Catalog, 2020 Occasions Mini Catalog, 2020 Sale-A-Bration Second Release Sneak Peek, Collage card, Fun Fold card, Happy Birthday, Joining Special, Recruiting Special, Video Tutorial | Tags: , , , , , , | 20 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Tags in Bloom Sneak Peek!

Good Friday morning, y’all!!  Another week – done!   AND – it’s Valentine’s Day! Boom – drop the Mic!

If you were able to join me for my first-ever (but NOT my last!) You Tube Live Video –  I appreciate you spending some of your day with me!  If not, but you’d like to see the replay on YouTube…here ’tis!

This card gives you a sneak peek of one of the new stamp sets coming to you on 3 March 2020 in the Sale-A-Bration Second Release.  The Tags in Bloom photopolymer stamp set – with 19 image, sentiment and frame stamps – will be available for free with a $100 purchase!

The layout for this one was inspired by today’s sketch challenge over at Fab Friday!

And the floral touches are perfect for the Global Design Project theme challenge this week!

This set  coordinates with the Label Me Lovely and Label Me Fancy Punches already available in the 2020 Jan-Jun Mini Catalog.

For this card, I started with a panel of Granny Apple Green – a little bigger than I needed it – and embossed it in the Brick & Mortar 3D Embossing Folder.  Then I cut it down to my desired size.   I “whitewashed” the brick by dragging my Whisper White Craft Ink pad (upside down) lightly across the raised portions, and when it was dry, I matted it on Daffodil Delight to make the card front.

I cut two of the largest scalloped rectangle dies in the Stitched So Sweetly Die set – one in Daffodil Delight and one in Whisper White.  I adhered the Daffodil Delight die cut to the card front with Liquid Glue.

On the Whisper White die cut, I stamped the flower-edged frame from the Tags in Bloom set in Tuxedo Black Memento ink.  Then I turned the die cut 180 degrees and, lining up the frame, inked and stamped the image again.

Using my Granny Apple Green and Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends Combos, I colored the leaves and flowers.  I also used my Light Mango Melody Blend on the flowers to add a little extra “oomph” to the shading on the flowers.

I popped the completed panel over the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Across the middle, I adhered a short length of Granny Apple Green 1/2″ Textured Weave Ribbon with a little Liquid Glue.

On a seperate piece of Whisper White, I stamped the Tags in Bloom sentiment in Granny Apple Green.  Then I added the dotted-frame image, stamped in Daffodil Delight.  I punched the sentiment with the Label Me Lovely Punch – and popped it over the ribbon with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

A few Rhinestone Basic Jewels finished off the card front.

On the inside, I added a second sentiment from Tags in Bloom in Granny Apple Green to a Whsiper White panel.  Across the bottom I added the flowers in Tuxedo Black and colored them with my Stampin’ Blends.

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

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more of the flowers on the front…

…and a piece of Granny Apple Green paper from the Brights 6″ x 6″ DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  How gorgeous is this image from the Tags in Bloom set??  It is SO pretty in spring yellow and green, don’t you think?  I hope you like!

And – uhm…you’ll be able to get it for free on 3 March and thru the end of Sale-A-Bration on 31 March! Or….get it right now!  Join my team – with no obligation, no requirements, no commitment – and you can get these goodies right away and start using them.  Give me a holler with questions – or get started right here….and let’s get you going! 🙂

TTFN

M

 

 

 

P.S.  This is the LAST DAY to pick your FREE ADHESIVE with my Sticky Sweet Ordering Special!! 🙂


HOST CODE FOR 1 FEB – 15 FEB: ARFHDNCQ

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.


LAST DAY!

For all orders of $50 or greater (before shipping and taxes) that has my current host code applied or for individual orders of $150 or greater placed through me between now and midnight MT on Friday, 14 Feb, you’ll get your choice of a free adhesive!

This can be anything that Stampin’ Up! sells that could be used as an adhesive! And for the adhesives that are $5 or under, two packs will equal one choice (see the items with the (2) on the list below) so if you select those, you’ll get double…and who doesn’t like DOUBLE?!!

The adhesive will be in addition to the normal thank you gift that I order for you!! Plus, since your order will be over $50, you’ll earn Sale-A-Bration item(s) too. A big double whoo-hoo for more free goodies!!

And don’t forget that there will be 6 new Coordination Products available for purchase beginning on 4 Feb (see my note below!) so you can pick up the new items AND get a free adhesive from me!

***Please note, if your order is over $150, do not apply a host code. If you apply a host code to your order, it’ll take away your host benefits and we don’t want that! But don’t worry, you’ll still be eligible for the free gift and free adhesive offer!

Here’s a list of the adhesives you can choose from:

  • Stampin’ Dimensionals (2)
  • Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals (2)
  • Black Stampin’ Dimensionals Combo Pack
  • SNAIL
  • SNAIL Refill (2)
  • Multipurpose Liquid Glue (2)
  • Fine Tip Glue Pen
  • Tear & Tape Adhesive
  • Washi Tape
  • Mini Glue Dots
  • Foam Adhesive Strips

I’ll be placing the order for the adhesives with my host orders on 16 Feb, so please be sure to send your selections right away when you order…otherwise I’ll pick one for you and send it out with your thank you gift!

Happy Shopping!


The Sale-A-Bration Second Release Brochure is Here!

The goodies in this release will be available on 3 March for customers to select as FREE gifts with either $50 or $100 purchases (the current SAB offerings WILL still be available!).  Or…JOIN MY TEAM right now, and you can pre-order them as a demonstrator!


Sale-A-Bration….is a GREAT TIME to Join the Team!

If you’ve ever thought of joining Stampin’ Up! as a Demonstrator (I’d love to have you on my team!), Sale-A-bration is an awesome time to join!

Whether you’d like to start a business or would simply like the great discount, we’re here to support you however you need!

If you have EVER considered joining the team – then during this year’s Sale-A-Bration is definitely the time to take the step!  The SU! Starter Kit is one of the best deals going.  You pay just $99 (plus tax) and it includes Free Shipping!  For that $99 – you get to select $125 worth of SU! product – plus you get Mini Paper Cutter, the 6” x 6” DSP Sampler and your choice of an extra stamp set!  Pretty awesome deal.  Remember – there’s no commitment – no need to sell, have a blog or anything else.  Just collect that 20-25% discount on everything you purchase for as long as you remain active.

Any time is always a great time to join and get that big discount for yourself, but Sale-a-bration is a really awesome time to join with lots of extra benefits with your kit!

There are lots more details to be found on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions Page.

Or…are you ready to go?  Click here and scroll down to click on the “join now” button and select your Starter Kit now!

Let me know if you have any questions at stamps-n-lingers@comcast.net.


February Thirty One LIMITED TIME OFFER!!

Introducing the Cinch-Up Bin, only available 13 – 29 Feb or while supplies last!


Available at a great price of just $12, this versatile style comes in five prints, including three NEW Spring looks:

The item number is 9595.

Similar to our best-selling Littles Carry-All Caddy, this stylish bin has a cinch-top closure to keep everything safe and secure.  Take advantage of the low price and get multiples – one for the car, one for the house and one as a gift!

It’s also great when paired with the popular Small Utility Tote…

 

…featured in this month’s Customer Special.

The Small Utility Tote is SUCH a great size – there are hundreds of uses around the house – in the car – at work!!

How many ways can you think of that you could use a Small Utility Tote?  Check it out – here’s 131 ways!

And – I’ve got a Party open when you’re ready to add a few Cinch Up Bins (did you SEE the hedgehogs?!?) and Small Utility Totes to your collection!

Happy organizing!


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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

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

Daffodil Delight Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and inner liner);  2 7/8″ x 4″ Stitched So Sweetly die cut rectangle (mat under art panel)

Whisper White Card Stock: 2 7/8″ x 4″  Stitched So Sweetly die cut rectangle (art panel); Label Me Lovely Punched shape (sentiment); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

Granny Apple Green Card Stock:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front)

Brights 6″ x 6″ DSP (in Granny Apple Green):  envelope flap

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Finn Fan Fix


It was a dark and stormy day….

Okay – it was raining.  Not stormy.  Really just sort of dreary.

It was a dark and dreary morning….

…and warm enough that I’d directed the staff to open every door and window to air out the musty wolf smell of my lair.

With that done, after eating my specially prepared breakfast….

Okay – it’s dry dog food out of a bag.  Not like…venison benedict or something.

With that done, after eating my dry dog food out of a bag like a “regular” dog….

I took up my post.

I scanned for anything out of the ordinary.

Anything…odd.  Or…new.  Or…just….you know.

Soon, though, the patter of rain and the lack of anything “you know” began to take a toll…

The struggle is real, people.  It’s the ugly truth that no one wants to hear or know!

Sleep.   Happens.

Why do the staff always have a pea-pickin’ camera to catch me in the act of taking a short little teensy power nap?!?

The staff is on their own.

TTFN
M

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Stampin’ Up! Well Dressed in the Clubhouse 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!

For my card today, I used a couple of new goodies that you’ll be able to get for free when the Sale-a-Bration Second Release goes live on 3 Mar (or….quicker if you join my team – just throwing that out there!).  I picked the Well Dressed stamp set (new SAB) and the Clubhouse stamp set (2020 Jan – Jun Mini Catalog), plus…Flowering Florals Specialty DSP (new SAB!) to make you a masculine birthday card.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Nature’s Positive Thoughts Sympathy

Happy Happy Hawwwmp Day!  Hope your week is going well.  All is good here – we’re soggy but…it’s okay.  It’s warm for a minute, so…there’s that! 🙂

I have a card today that is going to end up being sent as a sympathy card, I believe.  It doesn’t overtly refer to “sympathy” but… I think it’s actually appropriate.  It uses one of my favorite sets in the 2020 Jan – Jun Mini Catalog – the Positive Thoughts stamp set.  I took advantage of the new Nature’s Thoughts Dies, too, that cut all those wonderful shapes out for me using my die cutting machine!  You’ll also see some of the new So Very Vellum Specialty DSP (a new freebie in the Sale-A-Bration Second Release flyer).  Take a look-see:

I started this one with a card-front size piece of Whisper White and an identically sized piece of Soft Sea Foam vellum from the new So Very Vellum Speicalty DSP (coming to you on 3 Mar in the SAB second release).  I used Glue Dots to adhere the vellum to the card stock – placing them where I knew they’d be hidden by decorations on the card front.  Then I matted the whole thing on So Saffron to make the card front.

I used the large stitched-edge rectangle die in the Nature’s Thoughts Die Set to cut a Whisper White panel, which I adhered to the card front with Liquid Glue.

On a seperate piece of Whisper White, I stamped two Positive Thoughts leaves images – one in So Saffron and the second in Soft Sea Foam.  I also stamped a flower in Petal Pink.  All three are cut with their matching dies in Nature’s Thoughts.

I adhered the leaves and flower to the card front with Liquid Glue.

Next up, I cut some little leaves (also in the Nature’s Thoughts die set) from the same Soft Sea Foam So Very Vellum paper, and adhered them as well.

The sentiment, from Positive Thoughts, is stamped in Soft Suede on a strip of Soft Sea Foam card stock that I bannerized with my Paper Snips.  Then I adhered it with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I cut three little Nature’s Thoughts butterflies from So Saffron and adhered them with Liquid Glue.

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Stampin’ Up! Lifetime of Lasting Elegance

Good Monday morning, y’all!  Hope you’re heading into a stress-free week!

Did you know….Have you HEARD?!?  We’ve got another Sale-A-Bration Release coming on 3 Mar for you!  Whoo-hooo!!  Keep reading and I’ll bring you a digital peek!

The card I made today uses the sweet Last A Lifetime stamp set and the bundled Lasting Elegance Dies.  AND – I’ve used a couple of new papers from the Sale-A-Bration second release.  Take a look-see:

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

And my color palette is from the Color Throwdown challenge.

Now – what’s that gorgeous flower you see on the front of my card??  It’s fussy-cut from one of the new papers in the SAB Second Release – called Flowering Foils Specialty DSP.  When you select this $50-Level 1 SAB 2 reward, you’ll get twelve single-sided sheets of four designs.  All the papers are foil-embossed in Rose Gold or Silver foil.  They’re made for coloring, too – with sponges/daubers, Sponge Brayer, Stampin’ Blends…what have you!  Check them out!

To create my card, I started with a piece of Whisper White card stock that I ran thru my die-cutting machine with the corner frame die from the Lasting Elegance die set.  Then I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Night of Navy mat.

Using the 2 7/8″ wide rectangle die from the Stitched So Sweetly die set, I cut out a square from a piece of Pool Party embossed vellum from…the new So Very Vellum Specialty Vellum.  THIS is another new pack of paper – it’s a $50 Level-1 SAB 2 reward, too!  And you’ll get 6 sheets of dry-embossed vellum  – 2 each in Pool Party, Purple Posy and Soft Sea Foam!

I used Glue Dots to adhere the vellum square to the corner of the Whisper White panel.

I cut the small corner die from Lasting Elegance from a piece of Whisper White.  Left by itself, the die cuts the design from a piece of card stock – leaving negative space.  By placing the die on the corner of the card stock…

…and then using the outline die and running it back thru the machine…you’ll end up with a die cut corner!

I adhered that to the vellum square with a little Liquid Glue.

I stamped a sentiment from the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set (from the Annual Catalog) in Night of Navy on Whisper White and cut it with a Stitched So Sweetly Die – then adhered it to the card front with Liquid Glue

I used Glue Dots to wind a length of Petal Pink 1/4″ Metallic-Edged Ribbon….

For the flower, I colored one of the large foiled flowers in the new Flowering Foils Specialty DSP (coming on 3 Mar) with my Petal Pink and Pool Party Stampin’ Blends Combo Packs and my Light Night of Navy and So Saffron Blends.  Then I fussy cut the flower and popped it onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I added a medium Champagne Rhinestone to the sentiment and the card front was done!

On the inside, I cut the frame from Lasting Elegance again from a Whisper White panel.  In the corner, with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, I stamped the large flower image from the Last A Lifetime stamp set.  I colored the flower image with my Petal Pink and Pool Party stampin’ Blends Combo Packs and my Light Night of Navy and So Saffron Blends.  Then I added a few Champagne Rhinestones.

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

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got another Last A Lifetime flower on the front…

…and more colored Flowering Foils Specialty DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  How beautiful is the Last A Lifetime stamp set and bundled Lasting Elegance Dies???

And I KNOW you’re excited for those beautiful new papers, right??  Well – 3 March, they can be yours!  Along with all the other goodies that you can get for free – check them out!

Or…JOIN MY TEAM right now, and you can pre-order them as a demonstrator!  The awesome Sale-A-Bration Joining Special is still available – and I would LOVE to have you on my team!  Check out all the deets right here!

TTFN

M

 

 

 

P.S.  TOMORROW is the FINAL day to cash in on my 2020 Coordination Product Special Bundles!!!  Don’t miss the opportunity to get the whole shootin’ match at a great savings!!


HOST CODE FOR 1 FEB – 15 FEB: ARFHDNCQ

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.


For all orders of $50 or greater (before shipping and taxes) that has my current host code applied or for individual orders of $150 or greater placed through me between now and midnight MT on Friday, 14 Feb, you’ll get your choice of a free adhesive!

This can be anything that Stampin’ Up! sells that could be used as an adhesive! And for the adhesives that are $5 or under, two packs will equal one choice (see the items with the (2) on the list below) so if you select those, you’ll get double…and who doesn’t like DOUBLE?!!

The adhesive will be in addition to the normal thank you gift that I order for you!! Plus, since your order will be over $50, you’ll earn Sale-A-Bration item(s) too. A big double whoo-hoo for more free goodies!!

And don’t forget that there will be 6 new Coordination Products available for purchase beginning on 4 Feb (see my note below!) so you can pick up the new items AND get a free adhesive from me!

***Please note, if your order is over $150, do not apply a host code. If you apply a host code to your order, it’ll take away your host benefits and we don’t want that! But don’t worry, you’ll still be eligible for the free gift and free adhesive offer!

Here’s a list of the adhesives you can choose from:

  • Stampin’ Dimensionals (2)
  • Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals (2)
  • Black Stampin’ Dimensionals Combo Pack
  • SNAIL
  • SNAIL Refill (2)
  • Multipurpose Liquid Glue (2)
  • Fine Tip Glue Pen
  • Tear & Tape Adhesive
  • Washi Tape
  • Mini Glue Dots
  • Foam Adhesive Strips

I’ll be placing the order for the adhesives with my host orders on 16 Feb, so please be sure to send your selections right away when you order…otherwise I’ll pick one for you and send it out with your thank you gift!

Happy Shopping!


Coordination Product Release!

The Coordination Product Release is LIVE to customers!  Now you’ll be able to die cut images from some of your favorite sets in the 2020 Jan-Jun Mini Catalog and the 2020 Sale-A-Bration Flyer.

We’ve got FIVE cool Die Sets and a really fun Designer Series Paper!

Check them out!

Give the pics a click for printable flyers!

Coordination Products Ordering Details:

  • Ordering Dates:  4 February – 31 March 2020
  • Items available during this promotion can be added to any type of order: customer, workshop, and online orders.
  • No limits apply during the customer sales period.
  • Qualifying orders are eligible for Stampin’ Rewards.
  • Coordination Product Release items can be added to a starter kit!  Click here to purchase your Starter Kit with me now!
  • Coordination Product Release items are offered until 31 March 2020 or while supplies last.  So order early to make sure that you can get the coordinating items that you are wanting!
  • Products are not part of Sale-A-Bration, and it must be purchased or redeemed for Stampin’ Rewards on qualifying orders.
  • There are no bundle item numbers; each item has its own individual item number.

Here are all the goodies in my Online Store – or….keep going to see my Special Bundles and save some GREEN!!


Stamps-N-Lingers Special Bundle FLASH Sale – Ends Tomorrow!

I’ve put together TWO Special Bundles.  Each bundle offers you a savings of 10-15% over purchasing all the products yourself, so…pretty good deal!

This is a LIMITED TIME offer from me.  You’ve got ONE WEEK ONLY to take advantage of these money-saving bundles.  That’s right – this special will end next Tuesday, 11 Feb.

Since we’re in Sale-A-Bration, I’ll once again offer you the chance to select some free goodies!  Check them out – then use the handy form at the end to get your order placed!

Take a look!

Bundle #1: Just The Basics Bundle – $138

If you bought all these products separately you’d spend about $169 when you factor in shipping and tax – depending on how much Uncle Sam takes where you live.  This bundle will earn you THREE $50-Level Sale-A-Bration Products OR ONE $100-Level Product and ONE $50-Level 1 Product.

Nature’s Thoughts Dies  (coordinates with the Positive Thoughts Stamp Set) – $29
Special Day Dies (coordinates with the Special Someone Stamp Set) – $29
Ladybug Dies (Coordinates with the Little Ladybug Stamp Set) – $29
Sending Flowers Dies (coordinates with the Sending you Thoughts Stamp Set) – $27
Birthday Dies (coordinates with the Happy Birthday To You Stamp Set) – $27

BONUS – When you order the Just The Basics Bundle – you’ll receive the new Pleased As Punch DSP FREE!

Bundle #2:  I Need It ALL Bundle – $279

If you bought all these products separately you’d spend about $355 when you factor in shipping and tax – depending on how much Uncle Sam takes where you live. This bundle will earn you TWO $50-Level Sale-A-Bration Products OR ONE $50-Level and ONE $100-Level Product.

Nature’s Thoughts Dies (coordinates with the Positive Thoughts Stamp Set) – $29
Positive Thoughts Stamp Set – $21
Special Day Dies (coordinates with the Special Someone Stamp Set) – $29
Special Someone Stamp Set – $17
Ladybug Dies (Coordinates with the Little Ladybug Stamp Set) – $29
Sending Flowers Dies (coordinates with the Sending you Thoughts Stamp Set) – $27
Birthday Dies (coordinates with the Happy Birthday To You Stamp Set) – $27
Pleased As Punch DSP (coordinates with the Small Bloom Punch, Heart Punch Pack, Umbrella Builder Punch and Tulip Builder Punch) – $11.50
Heartfelt Bundle – $45.75
Timeless Tulips Bundle – $32.25
Under My Umbrella Bundle – $30.50

BONUS – When you order the I Need it ALL Bundle – you’ll receive the Heart Foil Tins Free as well as the following items…..

Little Ladybug Stamp Set
Small Bloom Punch
Happy Birthday to You Stamp Set
Sending You Thoughts Stamp Set

Got it?  Okay, now…get it!  Head on over to my 2020 Coordination Product SPECIAL Bundles Page and fill out the form you’ll find there!!  I’ll send a PayPal and then get all your goodies ordered and on the way! 🙂


February Thirty One Specials

The Small Utility Tote (aka SUT) is taking center stage in February! You can get up to two SUTs at $10 each with every $35 you spend! I will not shock you with how many of these little beauties I’ve got. No one ever needs to know that!

We’ve got new Spring prints – including Chestnut Distressed – which is ONLY around in February!!

How many ways can you think of that you could use a Small Utility Tote?  Check it out – here’s 131 ways!

https://www.mythirtyone.com/us/en/totesnlingers/info/ideaswelove/behind-the-bag/131-ideas-for-your-small-utility-tote

And – I’ve got a Party open when you’re ready to add a few SUTs to your collection!

https://www.mythirtyone.com/11031342?pd=11626708

Enjoy and Happy SUT-ing!

We’ve also got a pretty awesome deal going for Party Hosts in February.

Give me a holler if you want more info!

Here’s a direct link to my Online Store – happy shopping!


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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Whisper White Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); smallest Stitched So Sweetly rectangle die (sentiment)

Night of Navy Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 5″ (mats for card front and inner liner)

So Very Vellum Specialty DSP:  2 7/8″ square made with Stitched So Sweetly rectangle die

Flowering Foils Specialty DSP: fussy cut flower; envelope flap

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


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Finn Fan Fix


We have Big Balls!

Hey – none of that, now.  Get out the gutter!!

We have FITNESS balls – and they’re Big!

I got them blown up yesterday.  I did the biggest one with the tiny little hand pump included in the box.

THAT was a bit of a workout all on its own.

Finn…supervised.

What is this fresh nonsense, Mom??

Once I FINALLY got it all blown up and corked off (as it were), I just stepped back and let him look it over.

He spent some time woofing at it – just in case there was any doubt who was in charge of what around here!

He did sniff it a time or two…

But mostly he kept a careful distance.

I asked the Dad to blow up to two smaller balls.

HE used the air compressor in the barn.  Duh!!  WAAAAY quicker!

Once they were blown up – I let them loose in the aisle.

And – of course – did NOT have my phone.  So…didn’t catch the bounding and pawing and playing and pushing-the-ball that happened.  But – I will soon!

He may never play trei-ball competitively, but…I DO think he’s going to have some fun herding our Big Balls! 🙂

TTFN
M

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