Any Occasion

Stampin’ Up! Lovely Wishes 2018 Occasions Sneak Peek

Hey, y’all!  It’s Monday – and I’m home!  So – I did almost miss my flight yesterday – I had 830am in my head.  So I rolled up to the gate at 630am.  And then got the message from the Delta app saying flight 2155 was loading.  I thought it was weird that they were telling me about a different flight than the one I was on….

Turns out it wasn’t!  So – had about 2 minutes and loaded up!  It was most excellent really! 🙂

Before I get going – be sure to remember that today is the first day of the Online Extravaganza – with a special 24-hour bonus sale!  Read all about it down below and then get to loading up on all your favorites!

Now – one of the prettiest new sets in the 2018 Occasions Catalog is called Lovely Wishes.  

We watched Billie Moan do a wonderful demonstration using this stamp set at OnStage.

I decided to use it today to make a pretty little card – with a little inspiration from a sample in the 2018 Occasions catalog.  Take a look-see:

I started with a Tranquil Tide card base – cut at 4 1/4″ x 11″ and scored/folded at 5 1/2″.  Across the front – on the bottom left and top right corners, I stamped the leaf-filler image several times in Tranquil Tide ink.  Then I embossed the front of the card in the Layered Leaves Dynamic TIEF.

I matted a piece of Painted Autumn DSP on some Lemon Lime Twist and adhered it with Fast Fuse at a slight angle directly on the card front.

For the art and sentiment, I stamped the two curved leaves image in Tranquil Tide, making an oval with the images.  Then I used the leaf fill image and stamped it – off center – in Lemon Lime Twist.

I used Daffodil Delight to stamp the small flower filler images; then I added the sentiment in Tranquil Tide.

I matted the panel on Lemon Lime Twist and popped it over the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I added a few Pearl Basic Jewels and wrapped a length of Whisper White Solid Baker’s Twine around the card base, tying it off with a bow.

On the inside, I stamped another Lovely Wishes sentiment in Tranquil Tide on a Whisper White panel.  Then I added the smaller floral image in Tranquil Tide (outline and leaves) and Daffodil Delight (flower).

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Lemon Lime Twist mat and into the card base, and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got another of the small floral images from Lovely Wishes on the front…

…and some more Painted Autumn DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  What a lovely stamp set this is, y’all!  I think it’s going to be a heavy favorite for folks when the 2018 Occasions Catalog goes live.  Hope you like! 🙂

TTFN

Mary


HOST CODE FOR 16 NOV – 30 NOV: 94TNJG77

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 or the 2017 Holiday Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


Did you Miss the Stamparatus Reservation Yesterday?

The Next Window Opens on 5 Dec

You’ve been hearing about the new stamp-placement tool from Stampin’ Up! called the Stamparatus!!  And I know for certain sure that you want (no….need one!).  And you can reserve your very own for delivery in Spring 2018!!  

I’ve got all the information over on my Promotions page – including a super little video with lots of information on this wonderful new stamp placement tool.  Be sure to check it out – peruse the how-to-reserve-your-Stamparatus tutorial you’ll find there, and then mark your calendar for the next reservation window on 5 Dec!!


STARTING TODAY!

 ONLINE EXTRAVAGANZA!!

We’re entering the “most wonderful time of the year,” and not just because of the holidays. For us, it’s because Online Extravaganza is starting soon! During this promotion, we will have exclusive deals and sales available for limited times. At this time of the year, people are shopping more and looking for deals. This is why we have Online Extravaganza— to bring you incredible limited time offers on Stampin’ Up!’s great products.

We’ve got lots of different offerings coming throughout this promotion, so you’re going to want to keep in touch and check back for all the great surprises we have in store.

More extravaganza excitement! 20 -26 November 2017, shop exclusive sales and deals on select items.  Deals end 26 November at 11:59 PM (Mountain Time).


There are two SPECIAL 24-hour sales – with even MORE savings!!

—  Our first incredible offering of this promotion will be the 24-hour stamp sale. Select stamp sets will be 20% off for the first 24 hours of Online Extravaganza.

DO NOT DELAY! Stamp Sale starts November 20 12:00 AM and ends November 20 11:59 PM.

Here’s the list of stamp sets that will be on sale for 20% off on Monday, 20 November 12:00 AM MT until 11:59 PM MT.  Click on the table to open a full-size PDF and you can see all the Extravaganza goodies.  Well…all but the last day’s…

–To close out Online Extravaganza with a bang, we’ll have a special 24-hour flash sale on November 27th, after other Online Extravaganza deals end on the 26th. We will provide more information on this flash sale, including marketing resources, later in the week. Make sure to check back here for the announcement and more details!


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

Lovely Wishes will be Available on 3 Jan 18 


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Tranquil Tide Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11′ (card base, score and fold at 5 1/2“)

Lemon Lime Twist Card Stock: 3 1/8″ x 4 1/8″ (mat for small DSP panel);  3 3/8″ x 4 3/8″ (mat for art/sentiment); 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for inner liner)

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

Painted Autumn DSP: 3″ x 4″ (small DSP panel on front); envelope flap

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


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


Finn-Fan-Fix  

Hey, y’all!  Well – made it home safely and Finn met me at the airport.  Well – Wayne drove him.  Which seemed like the right thing to do! 🙂  He got out of the van on the leash and we said our first hello’s while Wayne loaded suitcases.  No pics of that meeting – had a pretty solid lap-full!  Let’s just say there wasn’t a lot of makeup left on!  I did get a couple of fun shots on the way home, though…

Once we got home, he had a little lunch and then…crashed.  Homecoming is exhausting for a guy! 
But, he had to change it up a little so he could keep an eye on me…
Good to be home, y’all! 🙂
TTFN
M

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Stampin’ Up! Hug in a Patterned Pumpkin Patch for the Stamp Ink Paper #125

So – good mornin’, y’all!  It’s Tuesday – almost the last Tuesday I’ll be in Utah.  I’ll actually admit that I’ll miss it here a little – the scenery is ridiculously gorgeous – especially when there’s some weather around!  I’m betting in the middle of July it might not be so appealing to me…

Before we get going, I wanted to share some pretty exciting (and totally and completely unexpected – heck, I wouldn’t have even looked!!) news with you.  I found out yesterday that I am ranked #107 in the US among Stampin’ Up! demonstrators and #227 in the world!  Holy Smokes – can you even believe that?!?  And – I have you guys and my wonderful Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew to thank for it!!  I so very much appreciate my customers and team – thank you thank you thank you!!! 🙂

Our Stamp Ink Paper Challenge #125 this week is a color challenge – some of my favorites!

So, since my happy-place-colors were conveniently aligned for me to use one of my very favorite bundles in the Holiday Catalog – I indulged my love of collages with the Pick a Pumpkin stamp set and Patterned Pumpkins Thinlits.  Take a look-see:

 

I started with a piece of Cajun Craze card stock and stamped it all over – in Cajun Craze ink – with the little pumpkin from the Pick a Pumpkin stamp set.  Then I embossed it in the Layered Leaves Dynamic TIEF and matted it on Crushed Curry.

The center panel is a beautiful piece from Wooden Textures DSP, also matted on Crushed Curry, and Fast Fuse’d to the card front.

Then I started cutting and stamping!  I cut three of the large Patterned Pumpkin die cuts – one each in Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie and Copper Foil.  I stamped the sentiment from Hug in a Mug in Cajun Craze on a piece of Very Vanilla and adhered the Crushed Curry pumpkin to it with Liquid Glue.  Hint – you need to snip the middle two “grooves” from the die cut!

I also fussy cut some pumpkins from the Painted Autumn DSP.  A Crushed Curry “starry” Patterned Pumpkin die cut and a Pumpkin Pie-on-Crushed Curry pumpkin rounded out the patch.

I layered up the patch with some Copper Foil and Crushed Curry leaves, berries and tendrils, using Liquid Glue for all but the fussy cut pumpkin on the bottom right and the sentiment pumpkin – those are popped up on Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I adhered a slew of little Crushed Curry stars (from the die cut pumpkin) here and there among the pumpkins, using Liquid Glue. The final finishing touch was a gold star Metallic Enamel Shape just above the sentiment.

On the inside, I stamped a couple of pumpkins from the Pick A Pumpkin set – one in Pumpkin Pie and one in Cajun Craze – on a Very Vanilla panel.  I stamped the large pumpkin first and then covered him with a sticky note mask before stamping the smaller guy.  I used my Early Espresso Stampin’ Write Marker to lightly color their stems.

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Crushed Curry mat and into my Early Espresso card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got a repeat of the Pick a Pumpkin pumpkins on the front – but I reversed them…

…and I added some more of the Wood Textures DSP to the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  This one has just about every one of my favorite things – Fall colors, wood, and piles and gobs of goodies!!  Pick a Pumpkin and the Patterned Pumpkins Thinlits – well.  Hope you’ve got them.  If not?  What are you waiting for?!?  Hope you like.

TTFN

Mary 


HOST CODE FOR 1 NOV – 15 NOV: XKWBSPGH

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 or the 2017 Holiday Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


Stamps-N-Lingers Stampin’ Blends Flash Sale and Ordering Special!

LAST DAY!!

 

Along with the Stampin’ Blends themselves, we’ve got a wonderful new stamp set called Color Me Happy!

And a coordinating Project Kit called – yes, the Color Me Happy Project Kit!

 

And – you use the Color Me Happy stamp set to make all the images and color them with your new Stampin’ Blends!  This kit coordinates with the Pool Party, Pumpkin Pie, Rich Razzleberry and Pink Pirouette Stampin’ Blends.  One thing you should make note of….both the Color Me Happy Stamp Set and the Color Me Happy Project Kit are only available while supplies last!  More specifically – the stamp set is only available as long as the Project Kit supplies last.  So…tarry not!

Here’s a great flyer if you haven’t seen it – with all sorts of good information!

They come in a wonderful array of our bestest Stampin’ Up! colors!  A handy color chart might be useful, yes?  Click it to open and print!

Now.  Let’s talk Stampin’ Blends Bundles, shall we?  I’ve put together two bundles – you can select them in Clear or Wood! – for your money saving and convenience-garnering pleasure.  Take a look-see:

Deluxe Bundle #1: The Deluxe Stampin’ Blends Bundle (Clear) – everything you need to start making cards from the minute it arrives at your door.  This bundle is $162 and includes free shipping (I can only ship to the US, folks!), free tax and a couple of free goodies!  Buying it all separately (including shipping, tax and your Free Goody!) would be about $206 (sorta depends on how much you’d give Uncle Sam!!).  Here’s what you’ll get:

  • The Color Me Happy Project Kit
  • The Color Me Happy Stamp Set (Clear mount)
  • The full Stampin’ Blends Collection – which includes all 26 colors (including the Ivory and Bronze), plus the Color Lifter!
  • FREE – Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and Refill, plus a pack of Thick Whisper White Card Stock!

Deluxe Bundle #2: The Deluxe Stampin’ Blends Bundle (Wood) – same super bundle – but with the Wood Mount Color Me Happy stamp set.  This bundle is $170 and includes free shipping (I can only ship to the US, folks!), free tax and a couple of free goodies!  Buying it all separately (including shipping, tax and your Free Goody!) would be about $215 (sorta depends on how much you’d give Uncle Sam!!).  Here’s what you’ll get:

  • The Color Me Happy Project Kit
  • The Color Me Happy Stamp Set (Wood mount)
  • The full Stampin’ Blends Collection – which includes all 26 colors (including the Ivory and Bronze), plus the Color Lifter!
  • FREE – Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and Refill, plus a pack of Thick Whisper White Card Stock!

Maybe you’re not quite ready to take such a plunge?  Well – the Starter Bundles may be just what you’re looking for!

Starter Bundle #1: The Starter Stampin’ Blends Bundle (Clear) – brings the stamp set and Project Kit to you, plus the coordinating Stampin’ Blends – Pumpkin Pie, Pool Party, Rich Razzleberry and Pink Pirouette! This bundle is $74 and includes free shipping (I can only ship to the US, folks!), free tax and a couple of free goodies!  Buying it all separately (including shipping, tax and your Free Goody!) would be about $95 (sorta depends on how much you’d give Uncle Sam!!).  Here’s what you’ll get:

  • The Color Me Happy Project Kit
  • The Color Me Happy Stamp Set (Clear mount)
  • Stampin’ Blends (light and dark) in Pumpkin Pie, Pool Party, Rich Razzleberry and Pink Pirouette.
  • FREE – Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and Refill

Starter Bundle #2: The Starter Stampin’ Blends Bundle (Wood) – same super bundle – but with the Wood Mount Color Me Happy stamp set.  This bundle is $81 and includes free shipping (I can only ship to the US, folks!), free tax and a couple of free goodies!  Buying it all separately (including shipping, tax and your Free Goody!) would be about $103 (sorta depends on how much you’d give Uncle Sam!!).  Here’s what you’ll get:

  • The Color Me Happy Project Kit
  • The Color Me Happy Stamp Set (Wood mount)
  • Stampin’ Blends (light and dark) in Pumpkin Pie, Pool Party, Rich Razzleberry and Pink Pirouette.
  • FREE – Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and Refill

Don’t forget – with either bundle, you’ll get the November Online Tutorial which uses the beautiful Night in Bethlehem stamp set and bundled Bethlehem Edgelits.  We made some super projects for you this month – just in time for Christmas giving!

Need more enticement?  How about Double Peppermint Points for everyone who orders one of these bundles? So…do the math – that’s 12 peppermints for the Deluxe and 6 for the Basic.  Remember, when you collect 16 peppermints, you’ll get a free $40 gift from me! 🙂

Double Peppermints
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.  Once you’ve paid that, I’ll place your order and they’ll be on their way!  Easy.

And also peasy! 🙂

Hope you’ll take advantage of this deal – it’s good only thru the end of the day on 14 November!  That’s just two weeks, folks! (That’s why it’s called a “flash” sale!)

 


 Introducing the….Stamparatus!!

 

At OnStage, Stampin’ Up! introduced our brand spanking new stamp-placement tool, called the Stamparatus!!  I know a lot of you have Misti’s or other brands of stamp placement tools and you love them.  Well….SU! demonstrated this last weekend and OH.  MY.  GOODNESS!!  The things it will do!  It’s a Misti-on-steroids!

The Stamparatus will change the way you stamp, and before long, you’ll wonder how you crafted without it!  Check out this video (be sure to watch all the way and see The Hinge Step!!)!

Why do YOU need one? You’ll fall in love with stamping all over again when you learn everything you can do with it!

  • Make multiples with ease
  • Consistently stamp crisp, clean images
  • If you want a darker impression, apply more ink and restamp—no need to start over
  • Make fewer mistakes, saving time and money
  • Easily create 2-step, 3-step, and 4-step stamped images using reversible plates
  • Develop new and specialized stamping techniques with adjustable stamping plates and precision placement

Here’s the product details!

  • Compatible with Stampin’ Up!’s red rubber and photopolymer stamp
  • Foam mat to use with photopolymer stamps
  • Rulers and gridlines for quick measuring
  • 2 open sides so you can stamp on larger paper
  • 2 reversible plates: a total of 4 surfaces to work with
  • 2 magnets to hold the paper in place
  • Magnet storage areas

Retail Price–$49.00 USD

Okay. I’ve gotta have one. How do I get in line?

With the launch of this tool, we’re trying something different: testing a new reservation system.  It acts like a true preorder: you reserve your spot and we guarantee shipment as soon as the product arrives in our warehouse. Customers will place reservations and receive their product at the same time. This system will allow us to get the product to market as soon as possible while avoiding backorders and efficiently managing inventory.

The global launch will feature three reservation windows. For each window, please note the following:

  • Reservation quantities are while supplies last.
  • 1 tool per customer per reservation window. 
  • You can participate in multiple reservation windows.
  • In order to reserve your Stamparatus, you must provide your credit card information.
  • Credit cards will not be charged until the Stamparatus ships from our facility. When you close your order, be sure to verify that your credit card and shipping information is correct.

Click here for a flyer with lots of FAQs and answers!!

RESERVATION WINDOWS        AVAILABLE TO SHIP
November 16–30, 2017          Approx. February 1, 2018
December 5–30, 2017          Approx. March 19, 2018
January 15–30, 2018          Approx. April 15, 2018


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


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

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

Crushed Curry Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2 7/8″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for Wood Textures Panel); various Patterned Pumpkins Thinlit die cuts

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); sentiment (fussy cut behind the Crushed Curry die cut pumpkin)

Pumpkin Pie Card Stock:  Patterned Pumpkin Thinlit die cuts

Copper Foil:  Patterned Pumpkin Thinlit die cuts

Wood Textures DSP: 2 3/4″ x 5 1/8″ (panel on front);  envelope flap  

Painted Autumn DSP: fussy cut pumpkins  

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!


No new FFF’s  pictures – but soon, y’all – SOON!! 🙂

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Stampin’ Up! Cheery Merry Little Labels for the Stamp Ink Paper #124

So – good mornin’, y’all!  It’s Tuesday – almost the last Tuesday I’ll be in Utah.  I’ll actually admit that I’ll miss it here a little – the scenery is ridiculously gorgeous – especially when there’s some weather around!  I’m betting in the middle of July it might not be so appealing to me…

I had a happy little surprise the other day – the nice folks at Stamp Ink Paper asked me to stay on as a permanent member of their Design Team!  Sending them a big Thank You!

Our Challenge #124 this week is a theme – Girl’s Night Out!

Since I don’t have a hang-around-the-house-watching-a-movie-and-making-s’mores-and-falling-asleep-at-8 stamp set, I had to channel some more adventurous friends!  So, I used the Merry Little Labels stamp set and some fun paper from the Year of Cheer Specialty DSP.  Take a look-see:

See?  It’s “girl’s” cuz of the pink.

Don’t judge – it was all I could come up with.

I’m a pretty boring person, y’all.  Sorry to have to break it to you!! 🙂

I started by Fast Fusing the Year of Cheer Specialty DSP to a Powder Pink mat for the card front.

Next, I used Glue Dots to adhere a length of Powder Pink 3/8″ Shimmer Ribbon to the card front in an oh-so-artsy manner.  Over that, with some Liquid Glue, I adhered a silver Foil Snowflake.

I inked up the Merry Little Labels sentiment in Versamark and stamped it on a piece of Powder Pink card stock.  Then I sprinkled it with Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heated it with my Heat Tool.  I cut it out with a Stitched Shapes Framelits circle die and popped it over the snowflake with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I added a single Black Rhinestone Jewel and that was it for the card front.

On the inside, I matted a Whisper White panel on a Powder Pink mat and added a thin strip of the Year of Cheer Specialty DSP, also matted on Powder Pink, across the bottom.  I wrapped a length of the Powder Pink 3/8″ Shimmer Ribbon around, securing it in the back with scotch tape.  Then I made a little “faux bow” with another short length of the ribbon.

.I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Powder Pink 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 a couple of strips of Washi Tape across the front – two silver strips from the Year of Cheer Specialty Washi Tape and one black-and-white strip from the Pick A Pattern Washi.  I colored the little tiny white lines with my Powder Pink Stampin’ Write Marker…

..and I added more of the Year of Cheer Specialty DSP to the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I’m not a big drinker, but I’m certainly a big eater!!  And if staying in with the girls and watching a movie isn’t on the agenda – then going out for a good meal surely would be!  I think the Merry Little Labels captured it pretty well – and the Year of Cheer Specialty DSP certainly looks like a good time is being had.  Hope you like!

TTFN

Mary 


HOST CODE FOR 1 NOV – 15 NOV: XKWBSPGH

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 or the 2017 Holiday Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


Stamps-N-Lingers Stampin’ Blends Flash Sale and Ordering Special!

 

Along with the Stampin’ Blends themselves, we’ve got a wonderful new stamp set called Color Me Happy!

And a coordinating Project Kit called – yes, the Color Me Happy Project Kit!

 

And – you use the Color Me Happy stamp set to make all the images and color them with your new Stampin’ Blends!  This kit coordinates with the Pool Party, Pumpkin Pie, Rich Razzleberry and Pink Pirouette Stampin’ Blends.  One thing you should make note of….both the Color Me Happy Stamp Set and the Color Me Happy Project Kit are only available while supplies last!  More specifically – the stamp set is only available as long as the Project Kit supplies last.  So…tarry not!

Here’s a great flyer if you haven’t seen it – with all sorts of good information!

They come in a wonderful array of our bestest Stampin’ Up! colors!  A handy color chart might be useful, yes?  Click it to open and print!

Now.  Let’s talk Stampin’ Blends Bundles, shall we?  I’ve put together two bundles – you can select them in Clear or Wood! – for your money saving and convenience-garnering pleasure.  Take a look-see:

Deluxe Bundle #1: The Deluxe Stampin’ Blends Bundle (Clear) – everything you need to start making cards from the minute it arrives at your door.  This bundle is $162 and includes free shipping (I can only ship to the US, folks!), free tax and a couple of free goodies!  Buying it all separately (including shipping, tax and your Free Goody!) would be about $206 (sorta depends on how much you’d give Uncle Sam!!).  Here’s what you’ll get:

  • The Color Me Happy Project Kit
  • The Color Me Happy Stamp Set (Clear mount)
  • The full Stampin’ Blends Collection – which includes all 26 colors (including the Ivory and Bronze), plus the Color Lifter!
  • FREE – Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and Refill, plus a pack of Thick Whisper White Card Stock!

Deluxe Bundle #2: The Deluxe Stampin’ Blends Bundle (Wood) – same super bundle – but with the Wood Mount Color Me Happy stamp set.  This bundle is $170 and includes free shipping (I can only ship to the US, folks!), free tax and a couple of free goodies!  Buying it all separately (including shipping, tax and your Free Goody!) would be about $215 (sorta depends on how much you’d give Uncle Sam!!).  Here’s what you’ll get:

  • The Color Me Happy Project Kit
  • The Color Me Happy Stamp Set (Wood mount)
  • The full Stampin’ Blends Collection – which includes all 26 colors (including the Ivory and Bronze), plus the Color Lifter!
  • FREE – Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and Refill, plus a pack of Thick Whisper White Card Stock!

 

Maybe you’re not quite ready to take such a plunge?  Well – the Starter Bundles may be just what you’re looking for!

Starter Bundle #1: The Starter Stampin’ Blends Bundle (Clear) – brings the stamp set and Project Kit to you, plus the coordinating Stampin’ Blends – Pumpkin Pie, Pool Party, Rich Razzleberry and Pink Pirouette! This bundle is $74 and includes free shipping (I can only ship to the US, folks!), free tax and a couple of free goodies!  Buying it all separately (including shipping, tax and your Free Goody!) would be about $95 (sorta depends on how much you’d give Uncle Sam!!).  Here’s what you’ll get:

  • The Color Me Happy Project Kit
  • The Color Me Happy Stamp Set (Clear mount)
  • Stampin’ Blends (light and dark) in Pumpkin Pie, Pool Party, Rich Razzleberry and Pink Pirouette.
  • FREE – Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and Refill

Starter Bundle #2: The Starter Stampin’ Blends Bundle (Wood) – same super bundle – but with the Wood Mount Color Me Happy stamp set.  This bundle is $81 and includes free shipping (I can only ship to the US, folks!), free tax and a couple of free goodies!  Buying it all separately (including shipping, tax and your Free Goody!) would be about $103 (sorta depends on how much you’d give Uncle Sam!!).  Here’s what you’ll get:

  • The Color Me Happy Project Kit
  • The Color Me Happy Stamp Set (Wood mount)
  • Stampin’ Blends (light and dark) in Pumpkin Pie, Pool Party, Rich Razzleberry and Pink Pirouette.
  • FREE – Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and Refill

Don’t forget – with either bundle, you’ll get the November Online Tutorial which uses the beautiful Night in Bethlehem stamp set and bundled Bethlehem Edgelits.  We made some super projects for you this month – just in time for Christmas giving!

Need more enticement?  How about Double Peppermint Points for everyone who orders one of these bundles? So…do the math – that’s 12 peppermints for the Deluxe and 6 for the Basic.  Remember, when you collect 16 peppermints, you’ll get a free $40 gift from me! 🙂

Double Peppermints
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.  Once you’ve paid that, I’ll place your order and they’ll be on their way!  Easy.

And also peasy! 🙂

Hope you’ll take advantage of this deal – it’s good only thru the end of the day on 14 November!  That’s just two weeks, folks! (That’s why it’s called a “flash” sale!)

 


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


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

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

Powder Pink Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2 3/8″ Stitched Shapes circle (sentiment); 5/8″ x 4″ (mat for inner liner strip)

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

Year of Cheer Specialty 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!


No new FFF’s  pictures – and possibly none until I get home in the middle of November.  Sorry, y’all! 😦

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Stampin’ Up! Musical Seasonal Layers for the Stamp Ink Paper #122

Mornin’, y’all!  Before we get started – wanted to let you know that the Pining for Plaid Paper Pumpkin kit is sold out. I think it went in about 2 hours!  Yikes!

Now, it’s a Tuesday in October, so once again I’m bringing you a project from this week’s Stamp Ink Paper challenge – where I’m a Guest Designer this month (thanks, you guys!)!  I do hope that you’ll take inspiration from the challenge and use it to make a project of your own!

This week’s challenge, #122, was a product feature challenge! And that product is…Washi tape!  

Now- I kind of love Washi Tape – and especially the new Year of Cheer Specialty Washi tape, so I knew that was what I’d use.  I ended up adding a sentiment from the Musical Season stamp set, a few leaves from the Colorful Seasons bundle and a couple three stars from Add a Little Glitz.   Take a look-see!

So – even with a starting point, I found a couple more “helps” to get going.

First, the sketch challenge from Sunday Stamps helped with the layout.

And I got some more inspiration from the photo at the Card Concept.  I’d call my card Clean and Layered!

Finally – cuz…why not?  I let this week’s Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge give me that last little bit of inspiration.  I went right down the left side!

So – I started out with a piece of Whisper White card stock and, using the fun star image from Add a Little Glitz, I heat embossed them in Silver several times across the lower half of the card.  Once the stars were cooled off, I used the new Year of Cheer Specialty Washi Tape and wrapped a few pieces across the panel.  Finally, I matted it on a piece of Champagne Foil.

My sentiment is from the new Musical Season stamp set – I heat embossed it in Silver on a strip of Whisper White.

I made three leaves – I stamped and heat embossed two in Silver using the stamped image from Colorful Seasons and then cut them out with the matching die in the Seasonal Layers Thinlits.  Using my new Stampin’ Blends in Daffodil Delight and Pumpkin Pie, I colored the leaves.

The third leaf is cut with the detailed die in Seasonal Layers from a piece of Gold Glimmer Paper.

I adhered the leaves to the card front with Liquid Glue and popped my sentiment strip over the top with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  My bow was created with – wait for it – two lengths each of Silver, Gold and Copper Metallic Threads.  I added it to the card front with a scrunched up Glue Dot.

To finish the card front, I added a Pearl Basic Jewels to the middle of the bow and several more scattered about the design.

On the inside, I stamped another leaf from Colorful Seasons in Versamark Ink onto a Whisper White panel, sprinkled it with Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heated it up.  Then I colored it with the Stampin’ Blends I’d used on the front.  A couple more rows of Year of Cheer Specialty Washi Tape completed the picture!

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Champagne Foil mat and into my Thick Whisper White card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more Year of Cheer Specialty Washi across the front…

…and a few more Colorful Seasons Silver-embossed leaves on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  The Year of Cheer Specialty Washi Tape adds a gorgeous shimmer to this kind of transitional Fall card – and the Musical Season stamp set lent the perfect sentiment, I think!  Of course, there’s no denying the beauty of the delicate leaves from the Colorful Seasons bundle, is there? I think it could work for Christmas or a wedding (particularly a wedding at this time of year!).  Hope you like!  

We’ve got a couple of specials that are drawing rapidly to a close – so be sure to scroll down and check them all out! 🙂

TTFN

Mary   


HOST CODE FOR 16 OCT – 31 OCT: 4HQU3GFV

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 or the 2017 Holiday Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


Designer Series Paper Sale…

 All Month Long!

Let’s admit it: we all just love gorgeous Designer Series Paper!  By popular demand, we are bringing back an incredible offer on Designer Series Paper. We’ll be able to buy three packages of select Designer Series Paper and get one FREE during October! This sale includes Designer Series Paper from both the annual and holiday catalogs. And we’re even including select Specialty and Designer Series Paper Stacks on sale!

So take advantage of this excellent opportunity and gather up lots of pretty paper!  Take a look-see at what’ll be up for grabs!!  Click the picture to open a handy – and colorful! – flyer!

 


MERRY PATTERNS HOST PROMOTION STILL AVAILABLE

Host a workshop or place an individual order totaling $300 or more (before shipping and tax) by the end of October, and you’ll earn this cool new stamp set for free!  Click the picture to open up a printable flyer!

Version 2
Get all the details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page right….here!


Coming Soon…Stampin’ Blends!

Our new alcohol markers – Stampin’ Blends – will be available to customers on 1 November!  Hope you’re excited!!  Heck – I’m excited for you! 🙂

Stampin’ Blends Features

  • Add just the right amount of color where you need it with the brush tip or fine-point.
  • Each color (except Ivory and Bronze) has a light and dark shade marker, available individually or in a combo pack.
  • Stampin’ Up! has done in-house testing for evaporation and life testing and they are really happy with the results.
  • Press fit seal prevents air from entering the barrel and causing evaporation.
  • The nestable lids are easy to keep track of and have a tight fit for long-lasting color.

PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:  
Stampin’ Blends will be here on 1 Nov!! 


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Thick Whisper White Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card front, scored and folded at 4 1/4″)

Champagne Foil: 4″ x 5 1/8″ (mats for card front and for inner liner)

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); 3/4″ x 3 1/4″ (sentiment); Seasonal Layers die cut leaves

Gold Glimmer Paper:  Seasonal Layers die cut leaves

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


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


Finn-Fan Fix  (you’ll have to settle for re-runs until I get back home to take fresh photos!!)

Man – I miss my boy! 😦

TTFN

M  

Categories: Any Occasion, Christmas, Fall, Friendship, Special Promotions, Wedding | Tags: , , , , | 24 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Merry Cafe Pumpkin Latte – and an Anniversary!

Happy Monday, y’all!  Another week – and a one-day weekend are in the books!

If you were able to join me last night on my Facebook Live video, I appreciate you spending part of your weekend with me.  And, if not, if you want to take a gander at the replay – here’s a link to it on YouTube!

I pulled out the Merry Cafe stamp set – which is in the 2017 Holiday Catalog – and the Coffee Cups Framelits (which is in the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog and is bundled with the Coffee Cafe stamp set) and used it to create a Fall card featuring pumpkins! As in….Pumpkin Spice Lattes!  Take a look-see:

I used the sketch challenge from this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge to help me with the layout.

And I also played along with the Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge.  I went across the top row and down the middle column! 😉

I made the card front from a piece of the Coffee Break DSP (which is one of the papers available as part of the DSP sale going on until the end of October!), Fast Fusing it to an Early Espresso mat.  

Next up, I cut a strip of Gold Foil and used the cute little branch die in the Eclectic Layers Thinlits to emboss the image onto the Foil.  Cool, huh?

I used some Liquid Glue to adhere the embossed Gold Foil to the card front.  Over that is a piece of Wood Textures DSP, Fast Fuse’d to an Early Espresso mat and then onto the card front.

For the middle “window”, I used a square Stitched Shapes Framelits die to cut a square of Whisper White and then adhered it with Liquid Glue.

I stamped the coffee cup image from the Merry Cafe stamp set in Early Espresso on Whisper White and cut it out with it’s die from the Coffee Cups Framelits.  I colored it with the two Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends pens.  I also stamped a lid in Early Espresso, cut it out with its matching die and adhered it to the cup with Liquid Glue.

For the Merry Cafe sentiment, I inked Hello Fall in Early Espresso and the rest of the sentiment in Pumpkin Pie and stamped it on a scrap of Whisper White.  Then I cut it with the matching die, edged it with my Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends Pen and adhered it to the cup.  Then I popped the whole thing on with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I used a Stampin’ Dimensional and some Liquid Glue to adhere a length of 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon.  Then I pulled out my Pick a Pumpkin stamp set and stamped the pumpkin in Pumpkin Pie on Whisper White.  I fussy cut it – versus using the die in Patterned Pumpkins, cuz I didn’t want a white edge.  Then I stuck it onto the burlap ribbon with Liquid Glue.  I tied a bow from one length of Linen Thread and two of Gold Metallic Thread and adhered it with a dab of Liquid Glue.

I cut a Gold Glimmer Paper swirl using the die in the Swirly Snowflakes Thinlits – I cut from the back of the Glimmer Paper to turn the “steam” around (check it out in the video) then adhered it with Liquid Glue.

Finally, I stamped the leaf image from Merry Cafe in Garden Green on Whisper White, filled it in with my Pear Pizzazz Stampin’ Write Marker and fussy cut them both.  I adhered them to the card with Liquid Glue and added a Pumpkin Pie Enamel Shape to the middle.  And the card front was done!

On the inside, I added another pumpkin from the Pick a Pumpkin stamp set, and more of the leaves from Merry Cafe.  I even gave them a Pumpkin Pie Enamel Shape.

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to an Early Espresso mat and into my Garden Green card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got a repeat of the Pick a Pumpkin and Merry Cafe images on the front…

…and more of the Coffee Break DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I love a good Pumpkin Spice Latte – it’s one of those Good Things in the Fall.  Of course, these days, when every single calorie counts (grrrrrrrr), my lattes are best served in card stock and ink!  So the Merry Cafe stamp set – especially paired with the Coffee Cups Framelits! – does me quite well!  Hope you like!

Be sure to check out the DSPs for sale this month (buy-three-from-the-list-and-get-one-from-the-list-free….BTFTLGOFTLF??  🙂 ) – and grab this pretty paper plus the Be Merry DSP from the other day (you can see that one right here) and even the Painted Autumn DSP (check out a card using it here)!  It’s a super time to get stocked up!

TTFN

Mary   


HOST CODE FOR 16 OCT – 31 OCT: 4HQU3GVF

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 or the 2017 Holiday Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


Designer Series Paper Sale…

 All Month Long!

Let’s admit it: we all just love gorgeous Designer Series Paper!  By popular demand, we are bringing back an incredible offer on Designer Series Paper. We’ll be able to buy three packages of select Designer Series Paper and get one FREE during October! This sale includes Designer Series Paper from both the annual and holiday catalogs. And we’re even including select Specialty and Designer Series Paper Stacks on sale!

So take advantage of this excellent opportunity and gather up lots of pretty paper!  Take a look-see at what’ll be up for grabs!!  Click the picture to open a handy – and colorful! – flyer!

 


MERRY PATTERNS HOST PROMOTION STILL AVAILABLE

Host a workshop or place an individual order totaling $300 or more (before shipping and tax) by the end of October, and you’ll earn this cool new stamp set for free!  Click the picture to open up a printable flyer!

Version 2
Get all the details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page right….here!


Coming Soon…Stampin’ Blends!

We don’t know yet when the Stampin’ Blends will be released for customers but…if you’ve ever thought about joining Stampin’ Up, right now is a super time…you, too, can get your hands on these new markers early during the preorder which is only from 1 Oct – 15 Oct.  Yes – you can choose Stampin’ Blends to fill your Starter Kit!  Pssst – mine are here already! 🙂

Stampin’ Blends Features

  • Add just the right amount of color where you need it with the brush tip or fine-point.
  • Each color (except Ivory and Bronze) has a light and dark shade marker, available individually or in a combo pack.
  • Stampin’ Up! has done in-house testing for evaporation and life testing and they are really happy with the results.
  • Press fit seal prevents air from entering the barrel and causing evaporation.
  • The nestable lids are easy to keep track of and have a tight fit for long-lasting color.

PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:  
Stampin’ Blends coming…soon.  Just not exactly sure when! 🙂


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

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

Early Espresso Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and inner liner); 2 7/8″ x 3 3/4″ (mat under middle DSP panel)

Whisper White Card Stock: 2 1/8″ Stitched Shapes square (under coffee cup); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); Many Mittens Framelits die cut mittens

Be Merry DSP:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); 1 1/2″ x 5 1/8″ (smaller panel on front); detailed mitten from the Many Mittens Framelits

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  Anniversary Special!!

So…on this day, one year ago – Finn came into our lives as a 5 month old fur-baby and made his first appearance on my blog.  You can check out his “arrival” post here.

Remember when he was that little?!?  That’s a picture I took of him as we were bringing him home! 🙂  I’ve taken a lot – a LOT – more pictures of him since then.  

I just went back and looked at some of those posts from October 2016 – he made me smile and chuckle all over again.

What a good day that was!!

TTFN

M  

Categories: Any Occasion, Fall, Special Promotions, Welcome Fall | Tags: , , | 20 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Seasonal Painted Harvest

Happy Hawwmp Day, everyone!  Hope your week is going well!  Mine is…going!  And it went in such a way that I had to eat a peanut butter pumpkin.  But I only had one.  And I was able to keep from eating any donuts.  Again.

Just sayin’.

My card today is the result of…”oh, you’ve got to be kidding me.  I didn’t bring Cherry Cobbler card stock?!?”.  I say that because I was half way done with the card and went to pull out said Cherry Cobbler card stock to cut my mats.  Why?  Cuz I was playing with the TGIF Challenge which is a color challenge using…Cherry Cobbler.  And, I’d already stamped my Seasonal Lantern sentiment and Painted Harvest flower using Cherry Cobbler.

So – I decided to substitute Cajun Craze (right after I put in an emergency, 2-day shipping order for Cherry Cobbler and Crushed Curry card stock.  Yea.  Forgot that, too).  But I decided that the stamping didn’t look bad – even with the disconnect between the two colors.  So I went for it! Take a look-see:

I was using the sketch challenge at CAS(E) This Sketch to help me with the layout.

And the color scheme is, as I mentioned, from the TGIF Color Challenge.

So – let’s all squint our eyes and pretend that the mats on this card are Cherry Cobbler.

I tried!

I started with a Crumb Cake panel and, using the fern-y leaf image in the Painted Harvest stamp set, stamped it all over in Crumb Cake ink for a tone-on-tone effect.  Then I laid a strip of 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon across it – adhering it with a little Liquid Glue.

I stamped the sentiment from the Seasonal Lantern stamp set above the burlap ribbon, in Cherry Cobbler ink.

Next up, I stamped the larger Painted Harvest flower image in Crushed Curry on a piece of Whisper White card stock.  I stamped it three times, inking and rotating the image a little bit with each stamp.  Then I used the inside image and stamped it a couple of times in Cherry Cobbler – again rotating it between the stamps.  I used Crumb Cake and stamped the flower inside image twice.

Say it with me…rotating the stamp a bit each time! 🙂

Then I fussy cut the flower.

I adhered a Delicate White Doily to the side of the panel with Liquid Glue then used my Stampin’ Trimmer to cut off the excess.  Over that, I used a Foil Snowflake.

I smushed the vanilla side of the snowflake into my Versamark pad and then sprinkled it with Copper Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  Then I heated it up!  I adhered it over the doily and trimmed its excess, too.

And here’s where I discovered the lack of Cherry Cobbler card stock.  So – I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Cajun Craze mat.  Then I wrapped a length of Jute Twine around it, securing it in the back with scotch tape.

I cut a pine bough in Crumb Cake, using the die in the Pretty Pines Thinlits.  Then I cut a second one from a piece of yellow Painted Autumn DSP.  Finally, using the die in the Patterned Pumpkins Thinlits, I cut the leaf/berry shape.  These two pieces I smooshed lightly into my Crushed Curry ink pad to make them a little more curry-ish.

Then I build the collage with Liquid Glue.  For the flower, I put a few Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back and used them to wind some Linen Thread looks around – then I popped it over the other elements.

I used my Cajun Craze Stampin’ Write Marker to add some “seeds” to the middle of the flower and then tied a bow from Jute Twine and adhered it with a Glue Dot.  And that was it for the card front.

On the inside, I repeated the Painted Harvest flower in Crushed Curry, Cherry Cobbler and Crumb Cake in the corner of a Whisper White panel.  Then I added a few Crumb Cake leaves and Cajun Craze seeds.

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Cajun Craze mat and into my Thick Whisper White card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.  

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got another Painted Harvest flower and leaves on the front…

…and I added a whole slew of Crumb Cake leaves on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I think it turned out okay.  I don’t even think the two colors actually clash all that much.  And, it’s hard to go wrong with Painted Harvest elements, don’t you think?  Hope you like! 🙂

TTFN

Mary   


HOST CODE FOR 28 SEPTEMBER – 15 OCTOBER: KZGTENYK

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.


Designer Series Paper Sale…

 All Month Long!

Let’s admit it: we all just love gorgeous Designer Series Paper!  By popular demand, we are bringing back an incredible offer on Designer Series Paper. We’ll be able to buy three packages of select Designer Series Paper and get one FREE during October! This sale includes Designer Series Paper from both the annual and holiday catalogs. And we’re even including select Specialty and Designer Series Paper Stacks on sale!

So take advantage of this excellent opportunity and gather up lots of pretty paper!  Take a look-see at what’ll be up for grabs!!  Click the picture to open a handy – and colorful! – flyer!

 


MERRY PATTERNS HOST PROMOTION STILL AVAILABLE

Host a workshop or place an individual order totaling $300 or more (before shipping and tax) by the end of October, and you’ll earn this cool new stamp set for free!  Click the picture to open up a printable flyer!

Version 2
Get all the details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page right….here!


Coming Soon…Stampin’ Blends!

We don’t know yet when the Stampin’ Blends will be released for customers but…if you’ve ever thought about joining Stampin’ Up, right now is a super time…you, too, can get your hands on these new markers early during the preorder which is only from 1 Oct – 15 Oct.  Yes – you can choose Stampin’ Blends to fill your Starter Kit!  Pssst – mine are here already! 🙂

Stampin’ Blends Features

  • Add just the right amount of color where you need it with the brush tip or fine-point.
  • Each color (except Ivory and Bronze) has a light and dark shade marker, available individually or in a combo pack.
  • Stampin’ Up! has done in-house testing for evaporation and life testing and they are really happy with the results.
  • Press fit seal prevents air from entering the barrel and causing evaporation.
  • The nestable lids are easy to keep track of and have a tight fit for long-lasting color.

PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:  


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Whisper White Thick Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card front, scored and folded at 5 1/2″)

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

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

Crumb Cake Card Stock:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); Pretty Pines die cut

Painted Autumn DSP:  Patterned Pumpkin die cut, Pretty Pines die cut

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


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


Finn-Fan Fix  (you’ll have to settle for re-runs until I get back home to take fresh photos!!)

TTFN

M  

Categories: Any Occasion, Everyday, Fall, For You, General, Just Because, Just Hello!, Special Promotions, Thanksgiving, Welcome Fall | Tags: , , , | 22 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Torn Corners Count My Blessings

Happy Tuesday!  Hoping that your week is going well.  Mine is…going.  Fast.  I’m going to look up and it’s going to be Saturday and I’ll be packing to go!  But I’m trying to consider that that just means it’s going to be closer to being over AND closer to seeing my friends (and the new Occasions catalog) at OnStage!!  And then…coming back home!

Yea.  That’s how I’m going to look at it.  Pull up my big girl panties and JUST DO IT!! 🙂

Today, though, let’s talk cards, shall we?  I made another card using the Count My Blessings stamp set.  Take a look-see:

Now – this isn’t my usual color scheme – I used them to play along with the Global Design Project challenge – but I keep forgetting that the deadline is in Australia time.  So…Tuesday there is Monday here and I keep missing it! 😦

The sketch, though, that inspired my layout comes from the CAS(E) This Sketch challenge.

And I also played along with the Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge – straight down the right side!

I started with a piece of Whisper White card stock and, using the leaf image in Count My Blessings, stamped all over it with Lemon Lime Twist ink.  

For my four layers with the rounded corners – I decided to tear the edges.  The bottom layer is Calypso Coral card stock.  Next up is a piece of Painted Autumn DSP – and I sponged the torn edges with a little more Lemon Lime Twist.  Then comes another piece of Painted Autumn DSP and finally, a piece of Whisper White.  I adhered each piece with Liquid Glue – and then trimmed the excess with my Paper Trimmer.  For the the last layer, the Whisper White panel, I stamped the Count My Blessings flower on before adhering it.

To stamp that flower, I used a couple of techniques I learned from Amy Koenders.  First I inked the stamp with Peekaboo Peach ink.  Then, I used a sponge dauber to add some Calypso Coral around the edges of the flower – giving it a little depth.  For the leaves, I used my Blender Pen to pick up the Peekaboo Peach ink – making way for the Lemon Lime Twist (the Blender Pen sort of works like an eraser!).  I added the Lemon Lime Twist by coloring them directly with my Stampin’ Write Marker.  Then I “huffed” on the stamp and stamped it on my Whisper White panel.  And adhered it with the Liquid Glue.  Finally, I Fast Fuse’d the card front to a Lemon Lime Twist mat.

My sentiment, also from the Count My Blessing stamp set, is stamped on Whisper White in Calypso Coral ink.  I cut it out with an oval Stitched Shapes Framelits die and matted it on a Lemon Lime Twist scalloped oval, cut with the Layering Ovals Framelits.  I used Liquid Glue to adhere them together and then popped them on the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  

I added a single Rhinestone Basic Jewel and the card front was done!

On the inside, I stamped another of the Count My Blessings flower images in Lemon Lime Twist across the bottom of a Whisper White panel.  Then I used my Peekaboo Peach Stampin’ Write Marker to dab color on each flower.  Finally, using the fine-tip side of my Calypso Coral Marker, I added just a touch of that to each flower, too.

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Lemon Lime Twist mat and into my Peekaboo Peach card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals, and the card was done.

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more Count My Blessings flowers in Lemon Lime Twist, Peekaboo Peach and Calypso Coral across the front…

…and a little more of the Painted Autumn DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  While this isn’t exactly my cup-o-tea in the colors department, it’s definitely a cheerful and fun card, yes?  And the Count My Blessings stamp set is certainly gorgeous, no if’s, and’s or but’s about it!  Hope you like!

TTFN

Mary  

P.S.  Getting close, y’all, but there’s just a couple days left for you to give me an assist and get in on a chance to earn a super-duper thank you gift!!  Jump in and help me reach that $1000 goal – and a big final quarter of the 2017 SU! Year!  Join my Super Workshop – read on for the details!


HOST CODE FOR 16 SEPTEMBER – 30 SEPTEMBER: YRS26ABP (Yes – this is the “Super Workshop” code that will reach the goal!)

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.


SUPER WORKSHOP OPEN NOW!!

This week only, I’ve got a special workshop open – and I generated a special Host Code:  YRS26ABP.  I hope that y’all will place orders using that Host Code! – and help me reach my goal of a $1000 show!  

I for sure can’t do it alone, so…as a thank you to all who order with the special Host Code (YRS26ABP) this next week – yes this code is only good until the end of the month (30 Sept) – I have a few gifts!

First of all – TRIPLE Peppermint points!

Triple points makes it super fast and super easy to reach that magic number of 16 Peppermints.  Remember, when you hit that number, you’ll receive a FREE $40 gift from me that I’ll have shipped directly to you!  With this special – a single order of $149 will earn you an Instant Reward (yep – I’ll round up as a thank you!)

Second – of course you’ll get my ordering Thank You gift and one of my handmade cards (left blank so you can send it or keep it) and coordinating non-nekkid envelopes!

Third – when we get to the $1000 mark, the order that takes us over the edge….is going to receive a really (really!) nice thank you gift!  Here’s part 1 of the Thank You!  

What’s in the picture?  

There’s an I Want It All 2017 Holiday Catalog Share (in the cello bag); the Label Me Pretty Clear mount stamp set and the Pretty Label Punch,  a roll of 1/4″ Copper Trim and one roll of each color of 3/8″ Mini Chevron Ribbon (Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry and Old Olive).  

Inside the cello bag….

Quilted Christmas DSP Stack – 12 Sheets
Merry Little Christmas DSP – 6 Sheets  
Merry Music Specialty DSP – 12 Sheets
Christmas Around the World DSP – 6 Sheets
Year of Cheer Specialty DSP – 4 Sheets  
Champagne Foil – 2 Sheets
Painted Autumn DSP – 6 Sheets
Spooky Night DSP – 6 Sheets
Quilted Christmas 1/4″ Ribbon – 2 yards
7/8″ Striped Ribbon – 1 yard
Jute Twine – 3 yards
Mini Tinsel Trim Combo Pack – 1 yard Silver and 1 yard Real Red
Real Red 1/8″ Solid Ribbon – 2 yards
Vintage Crochet Trim – 1 yard
Stitched Felt Embellishments – 3 total – one of each of 3 designs
Mini Ornaments – 2
Green Sprigs – 2
Acetate Card Boxes – 1
Season of Glitz Mini Gift Bows – 9 total – 3 Green, 3 Red, 3 White
Foil Snowflakes – 4 total – 2 Silver, 2 Gold
Year of Cheer Embellishments – 4 total – one each of two designs in Silver and Gold
Mini Pizza Boxes – 1
3″ x 3″ Whisper White Envelopes – 4
Treat Tubes – 2
Christmas Around the World Embellishments – 3 total – one of each of 3 designs

Finally – on top of all that – Part 2 of the Thank You… the person making that final “push” order will get to spend all the Stampin’ Rewards, choose a half-price item and will receive the beautiful Merry Patterns stamp set!

And that’s on top of TRIPLE Peppermints, an Ordering Gift, a handmade card to keep or send, and the “candy” in the picture!

So – help me out, y’all – let’s hit this goal!  

P.S.  If you’ve been eyeballing my special Holiday Catalog bundles – now’s a great time to order!  I’ll use our special host code and that’ll count towards our goal.  And might even be the “final” order needed to go over $1000 – and you know what that would mean! 🙂


HOST CODE FOR 16 SEPTEMBER – 30 SEPTEMBER: YRS26ABP (Yes – this is the “Special” code that will reach our goal!)

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. 


MERRY PATTERNS HOST PROMOTION

Host a workshop or place an individual order totaling $300 or more (before shipping and tax) by the end of October, and you’ll earn this cool new stamp set for free!  Click the picture to open up a printable flyer!

Version 2

Get all the details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page right….here!


STAMPS-N-LINGERS BUNDLES

I’ve got some really cool Bundles for you to choose from – each of which will save you about 15%!  

Merry Little Labels Bundle (Wood or Clear Mount)

Quilted Christmas Bundle 

Painted Autumn Bundle

Spooky Night Bundle 

Christmas Around the World Bundle

Merry Little Christmas Bundle (Wood or Clear Mount) 

And – these bundles will also get you Peppermint Rewards Points from me!  And the September Tutorial – featuring the Painted Harvest Stamp Set.

Head over to my Bundles page – here – and check out all the details and get them for yourself! 🙂


PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:  


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

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

Lemon Lime Twist Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3″ scalloped oval (mat for sentiment)

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); 2 3/4″ Stitched Shapes circle (sentiment); art panel on card front – torn and trimmed to fit

Painted Autumn DSP:  Two layers on the card front – torn and trimmed to fit; envelope flap

Calypso Coral: Bottom layer on card front – torn and trimmed to fit

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 will, occasionally, stand up from his nap, stretch and come over to where I’m either working on the computer or at my stamping desk.

He stops in front of me, looking at me expectantly.

Sometimes it means he needs to go out.

More often – if means….Hug.

And I usually accommodate him – cuz…who doesn’t appreciate a good fur-hug in the middle of a stressful day?

Not easy to take a selfie with 65 pounds of wiggly Aussie half in and half out of your lap!

Consider yourself hugged! 🙂

TTFN

M  

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Stampin’ Up! Garden Girl Sweet Thoughts

Good morning, y’all – it’s Friday!  Yeah yeah YEAH!!  This has been…a week.  That’s all I’m going to say about it.  So I am way more than ready for a weekend and two blissful days of not hearing my work phone whistle at me to tell me yet another e-mail has come in and WOULD YOU PLEASE DO SOMETHING ABOUT … fill in the blank!!

Just sayin’.

I made a fun little card for you today that uses the Garden Girl stamp set…well, without the actual girl!…and a sentiment from the Ronald McDonald House Charities stamp set for the year Sharing Sweet Thoughts.  Take a look-see:

My layout is inspired by this week’s sketch at The Paper Players. Continue reading

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Stampin’ Up! Touches of Textures and Orchids for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop



Happy Thursday, y’all – and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!  Everybody’s playing today, so be sure to check out all the ladies’ blogs when you get done here!

We had a clean and simple sketch to play with this week.  Check it out.

I played with a new bundle – the Climbing Orchid Bundle in the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog.  And I added some Touches of Texture to bring it on home.  Take a look-see:

I got a little help in the color department from the Sunday Stamps challenge this week. Continue reading

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Stampin’ Up! Framed Fresh Florals Blooms & Wishes!

Good morning, my peeps!  Welcome to Tuesday and Day 2 of what I’m now calling The Final Countdown!  It helps if you say that to the tune of the song by the same name.  Way more impact! 😉

Yes, it’s true – I’m pretty sure I’ll be hitting the road on Friday (fingers crossed).  Somehow, I’m always awake early and raring to go on “go-home” day.  I’ll wait until it’s light and be pulling out of the hotel parking lot – so, with luck I‘ll be petting the wiggle-butt by Friday afternoon! Saturday at the very latest!  Whoo-hoo-hoo-hoo-HOO!

My card today is one of “those” cards.

You know.  The ones where you say “I’m just going to whip up a quick little card, use some pretty DSP and not overthink it”.  Those ones.

Well.  I did that.  And then I overthought it.  So it took a couple of hours – instead of the few minutes I planned.  But – it’s actually a “few minute” card, if you just make it straight up like it is.

I used some pretty Fresh Florals DSP and a few images from the Blooms & Wishes stamp set to make a card for “any” day.  Take a look-see:

Easy peasy!

I started by Fast Fusing a piece of Fresh Florals DSP to a Whisper White card stock mat.  Then I cut a scalloped oval with a die from the Ovals Layering Framelits and adhered it in the middle of the card front with Liquid Glue. Around that, I wrapped some Lemon Lime Twist 1/4″ Ombre Ribbon, securing it it in the back with tape.

For the frame, I cut a rectangle of Whisper White card stock, then used a Squares Layering Framelits die to cut out the middle.  To do that, I cut the square out of the top portion of the rectangle, then lined the die up using the impression left by the first cut and, making sure my frame was the same width all the way around, cut a second time.  Rectangular frame made with square dies! 🙂

I adhered the frame over the card front with Liquid Glue.

My art piece is a piece of Whisper White card stock, onto which I stamped a few images from the Blooms & Wishes stamp set in Powder Pink, Berry Burst and stamped-off-once Lemon Lime Twist.  Then I added the sentiment in Berry Burst over the top.  

I cut the image out with the largest Stitched Shapes Framelits oval die and popped that over the scalloped mat and ombre ribbon with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  The final piece is a bow tied in Lemon Lime Twist 1/4″ Ombre Ribbon and adhered with a Glue Dot.

On the inside, I used the same large flower image from Blooms & Wishes that I’d used on the front and, stamping it off once on scrap paper first, added it in Powder Pink to the middle of a Whisper White panel.  Then I matted a strip of Berry Burst Fresh Florals DSP on Whisper White and adhered that across the bottom.

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Whisper White mat and into my Berry Burst card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more of the Blooms & Wishes flowers across the front…

…and a bit more Fresh Florals DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Even though I worked harder at this one than I’d planned (“work” being a little too strong of a word, really!!), I think it turned out quite pretty!  I really like the Blooms & Wishes stamp set – it’s just a nice simple little grouping of pretty flower images and sentiments that you can mix and match to your heart’s content.  Hope you like!

TTFN

Mary

P.S. Scroll on down for all the card cuts and a list of products I used in this project!  



HOST CODE FOR 16 JULY – 31 JULY: 32HPSYMQ

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.


Bonus Days Going On Now!

And I Have a Surprise to Share With You Tomorrow!  

You’re going to want a bunch of these $5 Coupons…

For every $50 you spend in July (before shipping and tax), you’ll get a $5 Bonus Days coupon that you can use in the month of August!
Check out the details:

  • There’s no limit to the number of coupons participants can receive per order or throughout the duration of the promotion.
  • An email address is required to participate; Bonus Days coupon codes can only be delivered via email.
  • All order types (including Demonstrator orders!) qualify for this promotion excluding Starter Kits.

Which all means…this is a perfect time to start crossing some of those goodies off that you’ve got on your Wish List!


THIS MUST NOT BE MISSED!  

 

WE WANT TO GIVE YOU AN EXTRA $72 IN FREE GOODIES.

 

HELLO??

 

You’ll get more free goodies than Santa’s got in his bottomless bag – all for joining Stampin’ Up! during the Christmas in July promotion!  


Spend $99 (plus some tax).  

Get Free Shipping (saves 10%).  

Select $125 in free goodies (select bundles and save another 10%!).  

Add in about $72 in the free Essentials Pack.  

Yea.  

That’s a deal you really really shouldn’t miss!  

Take a look-see at what you get in the Essentials Pack:

  • Paper Snips (this is a $10 value).  I flat love these!  You’ve seen me make my decorated envelope flaps – this is my go-to tool for that and all my fussy cutting!
  • SNAIL Adhesive ($7 value).  Easy to use adhesive for almost every task.
  • Grid Paper ($11 value).  Such a simple thing – and yet….so useful.  And you get so many sheets – this one package will last you a LOOOOOONG time!
  • Two Clear “D” Blocks ($17 value).  Keep one.  Give one away to a friend!  Or…you know.  Keep them both for yourself! 😉
  • Bone Folder ($7 value).  An oft-overlooked but essential tool for scoring, folding or curling!
  • BONUS (and this is HUGE!):  Carols of Christmas Stamp Set from the upcoming holiday catalog ($20 value).  I suspect this one could be your go-to for the Holidays.  And you’ll get it early so you can get a head start on your Christmas Cards.  Take a look-see:


Want to know what else you’ll get?  A Lot – including a chance to earn a trip to….well.  It’s different every year!  I’m headed out on an Alaskan Cruise in 2018.  I hear tell that the trip is a Greek Island Cruise in 2019.  Wanna come with!

Check it all out on my Promotions Page!  I think you’ll agree – it a most wonderful time of the year to join us!!


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


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Berry Burst Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, score and fold at 5 1/2″)

Whisper White Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3 3/8″ x 4 5/8″ (frame – uses 2 7/8″ square to cut the center); 3 1/4″ Stitched Shapes oval (art); 3 1/2″ scalloped oval (mat for art piece); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); 3/4″ x 4″ (mat for inner liner strip)

Naturally Eclectic DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); 5/8″ 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 new pictures of the Finn today!

Soon, my peeps, soon!! 🙂 

TTFN

M  

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