Anniversary

Stampin’ Up! Beautiful Bouquet Anniversary Card!

Happy Monday, y’all!  Hope you had a great weekend!  I really actually did!  Got cards made, signed up a new demonstrator into the Critters-N-Creatin’ Knew (Hi, Lynda!!), did a video last night – and still got a few naps, a little extra sleep, a few movies watched and the grocery shopping done!  Boom! 🙂

So yesterday, I gave you a tease of my card for my Facebook Live video.  Here’s a reminder.

Well, the more I looked at that card – the less I liked it.  So…I started over on Sunday morning.  And I did about 4 different embossed card fronts before I found the one that made me happy.  Still used the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set and matching Bouquet Bunch Framelits.  Take a look-see:

If you joined me last night, you got to see how I made this one.  If not – you can check it out right here on YouTube!

First off, I stamped the sentiment from the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set in Marina Mist ink in the corner of the Very Vanilla panel.  I covered it with a small piece of Sticky Note and then made the light Powder Pink embossed “brick wall” – by sponging over the brick patterned Pattern Party Mask with Powder Pink ink and then applying the Embossing Paste.  That pulled just a little of the pink into the paste!  Once it dried, I lightly sponged over the top with more Powder Pink ink and used Fast Fuse to adhere it to a Marina Mist mat.

I created the bouquet by stamping flowers in Marina Mist and Daffodil Delight and cutting them with their dies in the matching Bouquet Bunch Framelits.  The tulips are two piece flowers – the video shows you how to make those!

I also cut a few Powder Pink and Whisper White flower clusters as well as a Pear Pizzazz bunch of stems.

Then I put the bouquet together with Liquid Glue and Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I created a “wrapper” with Crumb Cake ink and adhered it over the stems, then I added a double-strand bow of Linen Thread with a dab of Liquid Glue.  Finally, I adhered another Marina Mist flower and a couple of Pear Pizzazz leaves in the corner and added some Glitter Enamel Dots to the Marina Mist flowers. And that was it for the card front.

On the inside, I stamped two more sentiments from Beautiful Bouquet – one in Marina Mist and one in Pear Pizzazz in the middle of a Very Vanilla panel.  Over that, I stamped a cluster of flowers in stamped-off-once Powder Pink.  The flower in the corner is stamped in Marina Mist, covered with a mask, and then decorated with a couple of Pear Pizzazz leaves.  And, since it seemed like a good idea, I also added a Glitter Enamel Dot to the flower center!

I SNAILd the panel to a Marina Mist mat and into my Basic Black card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.  

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got another Marina Mist Beautiful Bouquet flower and Pear Pizzazz leaves on the front…

…and then I added more of the Powder Pink flower clusters on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Hope you’re love love loving the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set and Bouquet Bunch bundle, cuz I sure am!  The set has so many pretty sentiments that, although this one is an Anniversary card – you could simply change up the sentiment (all with this one stamp set!) and go a whole ‘nuther direction!  And – the embossing paste and Pattern Party masks are a lot of fun for adding cool texture to your projects.  Hope you like!

TTFN

Mary 



HOST CODE FOR 16 JUNE – 30 JUNE: SJMNP32V

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


Earn an ADDITIONAL $35 in Stampin’ Rewards During our Host Rewards Promotion!!

We’ve got a great Host Rewards Promotion fixin’ to happen in the month of June!  For workshop or individual orders of $350 – you’re going to get an EXTRA $35 in Host cash/Stampin’ Rewards to spend!!

Promotion Details

  • Promotion dates: June 1–30
  • To participate in the Book-A-Thon, join the Party Planning Facebook page by May 30.
  • Workshop, Demonstrator, Customer, and online orders all qualify for this promotion
  • Starter Kit orders do not qualify for this promotion, however the extra Stampin’ Rewards can be used towards the purchase of the Starter Kit.
  • The qualifying amount must be reached with commissionable merchandise prior to shipping and tax
  • The additional Stampin’ Rewards offered during this promotion will only be awarded once per order
  • Make sure you open and close your orders during the timeframe of this promotion (June 1-30) to earn the extra Stampin’ Rewards


Here’s a link to a flyer with all the details!

Interested in being a host and gathering up those host dollars – but…you don’t live in Fayetteville, GA?!?

Now’s a great time do to a Catalog Launch Party!

1.  Gather up some friends – near or far
2.  I’ll send them a new 2017-2018 Annual Catalog
3.  We’ll give them some time to browse and pick their favorites
4.  They place their orders thru my online store, using the Host Code I’ll give them
5.  YOU cash in when you close your Workshop!

Easy Peasy!


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Basic Black Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, score and fold at 4 1/4″)

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

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner)

Pear Pizzazz, Powder Pink, Whisper White Card Stock:  Bouquet Bunch die cuts


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 more pictures from Wayne.  Sorry! 😉

TTFN

M  

Categories: Anniversary | Tags: , , | 8 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Beautiful Bouquet Anniversary Sneak Peek

Good mornin’!  Hope your weekend is going well!  I’ve been pretty darned lazy so far – so this day I need to hit it a little.  But it was really nice to sort of laze around yesterday – watched some movies.  Took a couple of naps.  Did a little grocery shopping!  🙂

As is becoming my habit – I’m going to tease you a little with this post!  Tonight, I’ll be playing with the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set and matching Bouquet Bunch Framelits!  I’ll go live on my Stamps-N-Lingers Facebook page at 8pm Eastern, so I hope you’ll join me.  Here’s a peek at what I’ll be making!

Hmmm – is that a brick wall behind the flowers?  Made with…Embossing Paste?!?

Could be….could be! 😉

Tomorrow I’ll show my usual pictures with all the card cuts and a link to the video.  

This one may take a minute, so be sure to have on your cozy-comfy’s and maybe have a cuppa something good!  Here’s a link to my Facebook page.

I do hope you’ll join me tonight

TTFN

Mary 



HOST CODE FOR 16 JUNE – 30 JUNE: SJMNP32V

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


Earn an ADDITIONAL $35 in Stampin’ Rewards During our Host Rewards Promotion!!

We’ve got a great Host Rewards Promotion fixin’ to happen in the month of June!  For workshop or individual orders of $350 – you’re going to get an EXTRA $35 in Host cash/Stampin’ Rewards to spend!!

Promotion Details

  • Promotion dates: June 1–30
  • To participate in the Book-A-Thon, join the Party Planning Facebook page by May 30.
  • Workshop, Demonstrator, Customer, and online orders all qualify for this promotion
  • Starter Kit orders do not qualify for this promotion, however the extra Stampin’ Rewards can be used towards the purchase of the Starter Kit.
  • The qualifying amount must be reached with commissionable merchandise prior to shipping and tax
  • The additional Stampin’ Rewards offered during this promotion will only be awarded once per order
  • Make sure you open and close your orders during the timeframe of this promotion (June 1-30) to earn the extra Stampin’ Rewards


Here’s a link to a flyer with all the details!

Interested in being a host and gathering up those host dollars – but…you don’t live in Fayetteville, GA?!?

Now’s a great time do to a Catalog Launch Party!

1.  Gather up some friends – near or far
2.  I’ll send them a new 2017-2018 Annual Catalog
3.  We’ll give them some time to browse and pick their favorites
4.  They place their orders thru my online store, using the Host Code I’ll give them
5.  YOU cash in when you close your Workshop!

Easy Peasy!


 


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 more pictures from Wayne.  Sorry! 😉

TTFN

M  

Categories: Anniversary, Feminine, Thank You Cards | Tags: , , | 12 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Lovely Words Better Together!

Happy Hawwmp Day, y’all!  Gotta love these 4 day work weeks, huh?  We just started – but we’re halfway thru!  Whoo-hoo!

But we’re closer than ever to a Pretty Big Deal.  Tomorrow is….new Catalog Launch Day!!  Whoo-hoo!!  Speaking of which….here’s some things to know about tomorrow.

  • Sales for the 2017-2018 annual catalog begin at noon (Mountain Time)
  • The Online Store will be unavailable from midnight (MT) tonight until noon (MT) tomorrow while Stampin’ Up! transitions their systems to the new catalog.  Ordering will be restored no later than noon (MT).  

So…what does that mean?  It means that if you’re one of those people who drink extra coffee at night to stay awake late to get in on the first few minutes of the launch or do the higher level math to determine what time mountain time is where you live and then set your alarm to get up early….well, don’t!  There’s no point!  You’ll be up late or early for no actual Stampin’ Up! reason!  Sleep!  Rest your buying fingers!!  Be fresh and ready to go when the store comes back online at noon Mountain Time!!

Okay – with that out of the way, let’s talk cards!  I made a card today using the new Lovely Words Thinlits (avail tomorrow!!), a little Better Together (avail now) and a few other little pieces and parts.  The end result is a card that would work for….a Silver Wedding anniversary?  Bridal Shower? Wedding?  Confirmation?  Take a look-see:

This card played along with two challenges.  The first, from Fab Friday, inspired the layout.

And the second gave me the color palette.  Just Us Girls had a photo challenge this week.

I started with a piece of Whisper White card stock for the mat.  Using the lace strip image from the Timeless Textures stamp set, I stamped that image all the way around the edge of the panel in Versamark Ink and then heat embossed it with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  It’s really hard (okay – possibly impossible!) to see in the pictures.  Maybe if you squint…

Maybe not…

The card front itself is another piece of Whisper White card stock that I dry embossed in the Holly TIEF.

For my art, I cut a strip of Silver Foil and made banner ends with my Banner Triple Punch, then embossed it in the new Sparkle TIEF.  I adhered that to the card front with Liquid Glue.

The next strip – I made with my Diagonal Stripe background stamp.  I stamped the image in Versamark on Whisper White, sprinkled it with Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heated it up.  Then I cut a strip and adhered that over the first strip with Liquid Glue.


I used the Hugs die in the Lovely Words Thinlits to cut my sentiment from some Silver Foil.  Since that die leaves a negative image in the paper, I used a smooth-edged Circles Layering Framelit to cut it out.  Then I adhered it to a scallop-edge circle of Whisper White with some Liquid Glue.

Using my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, I aligned and stamped the sentiment from Lovely Inside & Out (the coordinating stamp set to Lovely Words – which will be available in a money-saving bundle in the new catalog!) in Smoky Slate Ink.  Then I popped the whole thing on with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The last piece of the card front is a little Whisper White heart.  I first heat embossed that lace image from Timeless Textures  – with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder – on a Whisper White scrap.  Then I cut it out with the smallest heart in the Sweet & Sassy Framelits.  I adhered it with a Stampin’ Dimensional and some Liquid Glue!

On the inside, I made another Timeless Textures heat embossed mat – just like for the front.  Then I SNAILd a second Whisper White panel to that.  I used a sentiment from Better Together and stamped it in Smoky Slate ink, once again using my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig.  Then I cut two more embossed hearts and adhered them with Liquid Glue.

I SNAILd the panel into a Thick Whisper White card base.  On the front, I first SNAIld my heat-embossed mat to the card base, then popped the card front over that with Stampin’ Dimensionals – and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got another Timeless Textures lace image heat embossed in white down the right side of the envelope…

…and then I heat embossed a sentiment from Lovely Inside & Out in Silver on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I promise – making this card is a lot easier than taking its picture!  Sheesh – I’m so sorry, you guys!  It looks so pretty and elegant in person and I’m pretty bummed it doesn’t show up so well in the pictures.  But – in the end, the idea is to make a card that looks good in person, right??   Anyway – I hope you like what you can see of it – the Lovely Inside & Out bundle is a lot of fun – the thinlits are too cool!  

Be sure to scroll on down and check out the ordering special that starts tomorrow from Stampin’ Up!, okay?  And there’s still time to get my In Color Bundles and the Eastern Palace bundles!  Those all go away tonight!

There’s a lot of info between here and the FFF, so be sure to check it all out – I don’t want you to miss a great deal, okay??  Finn’ll still be there when you get there!  😉

TTFN

Mary 


HOST CODE FOR 16 MAY – 31 MAY: TFGC4A4Z
HOST CODE FOR 1 JUNE – 15 JUNE:  YZJ2HB6A

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in any active catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


Earn an ADDITIONAL $35 in Stampin’ Rewards During our Host Rewards Promotion!!

We’ve got a great Host Rewards Promotion fixin’ to happen in the month of June!  For workshop or individual orders of $350 – you’re going to get an EXTRA $35 in Host cash/Stampin’ Rewards to spend!!

Promotion Details

  • Promotion dates: June 1–30
  • To participate in the Book-A-Thon, join the Party Planning Facebook page by May 30.
  • Workshop, Demonstrator, Customer, and online orders all qualify for this promotion
  • Starter Kit orders do not qualify for this promotion, however the extra Stampin’ Rewards can be used towards the purchase of the Starter Kit.
  • The qualifying amount must be reached with commissionable merchandise prior to shipping and tax
  • The additional Stampin’ Rewards offered during this promotion will only be awarded once per order
  • Make sure you open and close your orders during the timeframe of this promotion (June 1-30) to earn the extra Stampin’ Rewards


Here’s a link to a flyer with all the details!

Interested in being a host and gathering up those host dollars – but…you don’t live in Fayetteville, GA?!?

Now’s a great time do to a Catalog Launch Party!

1.  Gather up some friends – near or far
2.  I’ll send them a new 2017-2018 Annual Catalog
3.  We’ll give them some time to browse and pick their favorites
4.  They place their orders thru my online store, using the Host Code I’ll give them
5.  YOU cash in when you close your Workshop!

Easy Peasy!


 Stamps-N-Lingers 2017-2019 In Color Bundles Sale – ends tonight!

 

Two Days Left to grab my Stamps-N-Lingers 2017-2019 In Color Bundles!

Bundle #1 – this 2017-2019 In Color Bundle is the full-meal-deal, y’all!  This bundle is $99 and includes free shipping (I can only ship to the US, folks!), free tax and a free goody!  Buying it all separately (including shipping, tax and your Free Goodie!) would be about $130 (sorta depends on how much you’d give Uncle Sam!!)

In this bundle you’ll get:

  • 2017-2019 In Color Stampin’ Write Markers
  • 2017-2018 In Color Ink Refills!
  • 2017-2019 In Color Ink Pads – all 5!
  • 2017-2010 In Color 12″ x 12″ Card Stock Pack
  • Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Stack
  • 2017-2019 In Color 8 1/2″ x 11″ Card Stock Pack
  • FREE 2017-2019 In Color Bitty Bows OR FREE 2017-2019 In Color Glitter Acrylic Shapes

Bundle #2 – this is for those folks who bought either of the Eastern Palace Bundles.  Y’all already have three of the five new In Color ink pads, so…I have a second bundle just for you.  I call it…The Eastern Palace Owners 2017-2019 In Color Bundle.  Catchy, huh? 🙂  This one is $89 and still gets free shipping and tax and a free goody!  The total cost if you bought them separately would be around $120.

In this special bundle, you’ll get almost the same thing as in the first bundle – but minus the three In Colors you’ve already got!

  • 2017-2019 In Color Stampin’ Write Markers
  • 2017-2018 In Color Ink Refills!
  • 2017-2019 In Color Ink Pads – Powder Pink and Berry Burst!
  • 2017-2010 In Color 12″ x 12″ Card Stock Pack
  • Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Stack
  • 2017-2019 In Color 8 1/2″ x 11″ Card Stock Pack
  • FREE 2017-2019 In Color Bitty Bows OR FREE 2017-2019 In Color Glitter Acrylic Shapes

On both bundles, you get to choose from one of two great In Color embellishment packs!  Free!

Finally – I have one more deal.  You’ve seen me use the wonderful new 1/2″ Finely Woven Ribbon on a few cards now.  And you know it comes in each of the new In Colors.  Wouldn’t it be nice to have a whole spool of each one??  Well….

This is a special Add On Bundle.  You can buy it in addition (so…not all by it’s lonesome!) to either of the bundles listed above.  And – you’ll get all five In Colors for $35 with free shipping and tax!

How do you get in on the fun?  Well – fill out the form below.  As soon as I get your order, I’ll blast you a PayPal invoice.  Then I’ll place the order on the 1st and your goodies will be on their way!  Easy. 

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Online Host Club – One Spot Left for the July – Dec Club!

I’ve got 3 openings in my July – December Club.  The club will cover the new Annual Catalog and the fall-release of the 2017 Holiday Catalog!  You know you’re going to want to order lots of goodies from both catalogs – so why not get some Host Rewards at the same time??  

Here’s how it works….

You sign up for a 6 month term and commit to:

  • Placing a $25.00 minimum order by the 20th of each month
  • And you’ll use the Host code I’ll provide in an email sent out at the beginning of each month

Once 6 members have joined, a random draw will determine your host month and you are guaranteed:

  • A $150.00 Workshop order during your host month
  • $15.00 minimum of Stampin’ Rewards dollars to spend on the exclusive Host Stamp Sets, or any other current Stampin’ Up! product during your host month
  • You earn TWO Peppermint Reward points for every $25 that you order on your Host Club Orders. So your $25.00 order earns TWO Peppermints every month, a $50 order earns 4 reward points, a $75 order earns you 6 reward points, etc. You’ll earn at least 12 reward points during your membership, building up your Peppermints towards FREE Items!
  • FREE monthly tutorial with 4-5 projects
  • FREE catalogs during your membership term
  • FREE shipping in your Host Month
  • A FREE STAMP SET of your choice valued up to $20 at the end of the 6 months, any current set (excluding host sets)!
  • At the end of the 6 months, you’ll get first dibs at signing up for the next 6 month term
  • During your host month you’re welcome to gather extra orders to increase your host rewards (just give your friends the host code for their orders), it’s that easy!  

So what do you think?  If it sounds like a good idea, let me know right quick and we’ll get you signed up!  You can drop me a line right at:  stamps-n-lingers@comcast.net!


Ends TONIGHT!!

The Eastern Palace Suite is available thru the end of May in two awesome bundles!  Just so you know, while all the products will still be available when the catalog goes live on 1 June, these bundles will NOT be!  Nope – they go away at tonight!!

Bundle #1 – The Starter Bundle – Item #147196 – $60.50   Perfect for the beginning crafter!!

Bundle #2 – The Premier Bundle – #147207 – $103.50  Perfect for the more experienced crafter or, if you’re anything like me, you just want it all! 😎 Trust me – this is the one you want!!

This super-sized bundle includes:

  • Eastern Beauty Photopolymer Stamp Set
  • Eastern Medallions Thinlits Dies
  • Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper
  • Eastern Palace Cardstock Pack
  • Mini Tassels Assortment
  • Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers
  • Fresh Fig, Lemon Lime Twist, and Tranquil Tide Classic Stampin’ Pads
  • FREE GIFT: Very Vanilla Medium Envelopes
  • FREE GIFT: new Very Vanilla Thick Cardstock 

Get a complete list of everything included in both bundles on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page!


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT

The Lovely Inside & Out Bundle and the Sparkle TIEF will be available starting tomorrow! 🙂


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Thick Whisper White Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, score and fold at 4 1/4″)

Whisper White Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3 3/4″ x 5″ (card front and inner liner); 2 3/4″ scallop circle (under the Silver sentiment); small Sweet & Sassy hearts (x3); 5/8″ x 3 1/4″ (silver embossed Diagonal Stripe strip)

Silver Foil: 1″ x 4 1/4″ (embossed silver strip); Lovely Words Thinlits die


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


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


Finn-Fan Fix…

I guess I’ve told you that we’re testing for our Canine Good Citizen certificate this weekend?

So – we’re practicing (even though his MO is to do really well at home and then get a little slack in class…)

I try to take every opportunity to reinforce that he has to “do the stuff” even when there’s other – much better, much more fun, way more exciting! – things to do than heel and sit and stay.

 

What’s so significant about this picture?

No – it’s not that my tennis shoe is obviously moments away from falling completely apart.

Although it is. 😉

Nope – it’s the fact that he’s off-leash, in a near-perfect sit, almost exactly where he’s supposed to be.  And he came there on one “Here” command.

Aaaaaannnnddd – Wayne is out of the frame, dumping Bo’s feed in his tub in the pasture.  About a 2 second Aussie sprint from where we’re standing!

And we know Finn loves….his dad.  Bo.  And HORSE FOOOOOOOOOOOD!!

So a huge enticement to leave.  But he didn’t!

I think we might pass on Sunday! 😉

TTFN

M

Categories: Anniversary, Bridal Shower, Feminine, Ordering Special!, Wedding | Tags: , , , , | 16 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Falling For You Anniversary Wishes

Good morning, y’all!  How’s the weekend going so far?  Didja miss that extra hour this morning?

You did set your clocks forward an hour last night when you went to bed, yes?  Or do you prefer to wake up and then…lose an hour of your day?

So…I started – started – typing this blog post at 1000 last night.  Which is approximately 2 hours past my TUC (Time of Useful Consciousness).  And that means my ability to be coherent – let alone witty! – is at an extreme low!

And so…I decided to make this a teaser blog post. 😉  And then I’ll do a live Facebook video tonight at 8pm Eastern to show you how to make it.  How does that sound?  So – head over to my Facebook page and Like/Follow me and then be sure to come back at 8 o’clock Eastern time tonight!  I’ll try to muddle my way thru my second Facebook video!

The card we’ll be working on tonight uses the pretty Occasions catalog stamp set called Falling For You to make an Anniversary card for some dear friends of ours!  Take a look-see:


The layout for this card was inspired by the Fusion Challenge this week!

I hope you’ll join me this evening to make this pretty card – It was a lot of fun last weekend and I know we’ll have a good time tonight! 😊

Scroll on down for the card cuts and all the products you’ll need to make this one for yourself!  If you’ve got all the goodies, go ahead and cut your paper and card stock and we’ll make it together! 🙂

In case you missed it, you can go to my Facebook page to see the replay, or check it here on YouTube! 🙂


HOST CODE FOR 1 MAR – 15 MAR: X64XATES

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2016-17 Annual Catalog or the 2016 Holiday Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


Get Them While You Still Can!

2015-2017-in-color-collection

It’s time for you to start getting stocked up on your favorite color card stock, re-inkers, Designer Papers, Ribbons and Embellishments in these colors before they retire and/or sell-out!  Re-inkers and card stock typically sell out fast as retirement nears!  This is a really great time to do it, too, cuz you can still take advantage of the Sale-A-Bration benefits!

Here’s a link directly to the 2015 – 2017 In Color Collection – Happy Shopping!


Don’t Waste Another Moment!

Join My Team – the Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew – Today!

(And get TWO FREE STAMP SETS!)

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Right now, get up to $200 for just $99.  And – it ships for free!  You select $125 worth of product and pay just $99 – plus, right now, you get 2 FREE BONUS STAMPS with a value up to $104.  Did I mention FREE SHIPPING??  Doesn’t get a lot better than that!

And – of course, from the moment you join, you’ll get your demonstrator discount on all your future Stampin’ Up! products!

If you’re interested in becoming a Demonstrator or have any questions about joining, feel free to drop me an email, I’d love to tell you more about it!  Or visit my Join My Team page for more details.  I welcome all types of Demonstrators on my team – from those who’d just like to get the discount for themselves to those who want to build a business. 🙂


I’ll see y’all this evening!  😊

TTFN

Mary


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:    


CARD CUTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:

Sahara Sand Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base – scored and folded at 5 1/2″)

Soft Sky Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (x 2); 2 1/8″ x 5 1/4″; 1 3/4″ x 2 1/2″

Falling For You DSP: 2″ x 5 1/8″; 1 5/8″ x 2 3/8″; 7/8″ x 3 1/8″; extra for envelope flap

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (x 2); 

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FINN-FAN FIX….

You guys know we live in Georgia, close to Atlanta.  Atlanta is the HQ of Coca Cola.

Which is why it’s odd to see signs in diners and restaurants that say “Georgia Loves Diet Mt. Dew”.  

Being that Mt. Dew is a Pepsi product…

But – this house does, indeed, love Diet Mt. Dew!

Even the dog.


Well, maybe he doesn’t care so much about the contents, but he’s fiend for the bottles!!

TTFN

M

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Stampin’ Up! Love is the Reason for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

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Good morning, y’all – welcome to another edition of the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!  We all worked on a sketch challenge this week, so be sure to check out everyone’s project, okay?

Here’s our sketch…

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I went back to the Special Reason stamp set and bundled Stylish Stems Framelits and called on the So In Love stamp set to help me make a nice Anniversary Card with a fun shaker element.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Flourishing Phrases and Flowers for the Happy Stampers Blog Hop

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Mornin’, y’all –  welcome to another edition of the Happy Stampers Blog Hop.  I’m glad you were able to stop by and appreciate you spending a little bit of your day with us.  Today we all worked a color sketch and I’m excited (and hope you are, too! 🙂 ) to see what all the ladies-who-hop have come up with as they work their crafty magic on this classic color combo:

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Pretty, huh?  Gave us all a chance to play with the new Copper embellishments….Metallic Thread, Embossing Powder….Washi Tape.

I decided to play with the Flourishing Phrases stamp set – it’s got so many great sentiments and, of course, the beautiful….well, flourish!  I added some Botanical Blooms and the matching Botanical Builder flowers.  And as a starting touch….I used the Detailed Floral Thinlits.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Sunshine Wishes My Always Love

Good morning – it’s Sunday and if you’re coming over from Amy’s blog…thanks so much for stopping by.  I surely do hope you’ll become a regular! 🙂

Since it’s Sunday, and everyone has things to do today, I know – I’ll cut right to the chase and get straight to the card share for today!  I used the fun Sunshine Sayings bundle for this one – which includes the Sunshine Sayings stamp set and the coordinating Sunshine Wishes Thinlits.  And that was all that was needed to make…this.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Sitting Here Timeless Love Anniversary

Hey Mike Mike Mike Mike MIKE!!  Do you know what day it is?

Well, of course you do cuz I started the post out with Hey Mike Mike Mike Mike MIKE!

Yes – it’s Hawmp Day!  AND it’s also just about the half way point of my sojourn here in Savannah!  And I’m ready!  Not that I’m not enjoying my time here – the people here are fun and the food is certainly spectacular…

But – I am so looking forward to the end of the 4:30 alarm!  Or…a 5:30 alarm.  Or any alarm at all!!  I do just fine when I wake up cuz it’s light outside.  The alarm, though, has become my enemy.  I’m getting downright pissy with Siri when I tell her to turn the alarm on for the next day! 😉

Waaahhhh – whine much, Mary?!?

You came for a card and that’s what I’m fixin’ to give you!  Now – this card isn’t one of my quick and easy’s.  Nope – this one took some time and it’s completely my fault.  All was going along pretty fast – even given the masking I needed to do – and then I pulled out the Venetian Crochet Trim.  And got all creative with it.  But – I’m getting ahead of myself!  Be warned, though – the steps are easy, but there’s a few of them so, this post may be kinda long…. 😉

This was a special request from a friend who needed a 63rd wedding anniversary card.  I used the Large Number Framelits, and the new Sitting Here stamp set (she saw the last card I did with it and liked it!).  Timeless Love – a current stamp set – lent me the sentiment.  And I pulled out some of the pretty Affectionately Yours DSP. Take a look-see:

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I started by tearing the edges off a panel of Very Vanilla card stock.  I also cut a heart from a piece of Very Vanilla, using the largest die in the new Sweet & Sassy Framelits.  Then I tore the edges all the way around the heart.  Using a tiny little bit of SNAIL, I lightly adhered the heart to the card front panel. Continue reading

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Stampin’ Up! Timeless Love & Affection

Update 4 May 16:  Found out this morning that my card was selected as a Pals Paper Artist Pick!  Whoo-hoo!  Wanted to thank the folks over at PPA for picking my card amongst all the beautiful projects submitted!

Hey, y’all!  Happy Sunday!

If you’re coming over from Amy’s Blog – welcome and thanks for stopping by!  Or Welcome Back – as the case may be.

So, yesterday, my friend and I went down to the historic district in Savannah.  Our first stop was a restaurant called The Olde Pink House.

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My friend Jan had given me the recommendation when she heard I was coming to Savannah – and thank the Lord for that!  We waited just a short time, cuz my friend had made us a reservation – and we watched dish after dish being carried out to hungry customers.  When we finally got to our table – in fact, the window on the second floor, just to the right of the front porch is where we sat! – we were huuuuungry!  We ended up splitting three appetizers – Fried Green Tomatoes, Mac & Cheese Jalapeño Poppers and an onion stuffed with an Andouille sausage and cheese mixture and baked.  They were ridiculously good – we barely kept ourselves from licking the plates!  And then we both ordered Country Fried Chicken with mashed potatoes and collards.  Oh.  My.  Sweet.  Lord.

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I’m not a fan of boneless chicken breasts – they seem to always be dry as sawdust.  But this – this was a juicy work of pure art.  Melted in our mouths!  Aaron – who doesn’t seem like he should be a foodie, but is! – said he was pretty sure this was the best meal he’d has in his entire life!

So – if you’re ever coming down to Savannah – skip right past The Lady and Sons (trust me on this) and head to The Olde Pink House.  The house itself is gorgeous, all the tables are set up in the various rooms of the Havershams’ old and beautiful family home and the wait staff all know little tidbits of history from the house.  And the food is beyond spectacular.

In fact – let me re-phrase.  You need to start figuring out a reason to come to Savannah!  Right now! 🙂

Okay.  Card.  Not food.  On it…

The same friend that I had lunch with had asked me to make him an Anniversary card for his wife.  I seem to get a lot of commissions when I’m out on business! 🙂  So, I came up with a card that would suit his (and her) not-so-froofy natures.  I used the coming-soon Affectionately Yours DSP and Love & Affection stamp set, and combined it with Timeless Love from the current Annual Catalog.  Take a look-see:

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I was going for a pretty and elegant card, with not a lot of bling, but some.  The copper accents in the new Affectionately Yours DSP was just the ticket, and I played that theme out by also using the new Copper Stampin’ Emboss Powder. Continue reading

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Stampin’ Up! Pedal Pusher Number of Years Anniversary

Happy Sunday, y’all!  Today.  Was.  Spectacular!  It’s really trying to be Spring in the South – which means it’s going to be in the 30’s next week!  But for today – the real harbingers of spring are springing!  I’m talking about the Dogwood trees, of course!

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They’re one of my very favorite trees – and they’re dotted all over our property.  When they bloom, they look like those white fairy lights that folks put up in the trees in their yard.  Only – we don’t have to put them up or pay for electricity!  They’re just beautiful and I’m always hopeful to be home when they’re blooming – so….yeah! 🙂

Today’s card, as promised, is an Anniversary Card.  Our friends celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary on Friday – so I wanted to send them a card.  Okay – it’s a little late, but…I didn’t know it until late on Friday.  So….

I thought the tandem bike in Pedal Pusher was a perfect focal point and I also wanted to use the Large Number Framelits.  So I did – and added in a little Timeless Textures and Timeless Love!  Take a look-see:

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