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Stampin’ Up! Biggest Wish Pattern Party Hello!

Well – it’s Monday again and you may be back to work.  Or…you know.  Not?  Whatever is on your list for the week, I hope you’re getting all geared up to git ‘er done!  We’re getting tires put on the van this week.  So – you know.  THAT’LL be fun! 😉

I’ve got a not-my-usual-style card for you today.  So…pretty clean and easy.  Not a lot of bling.  I used the fun Biggest Wish stamp set and some of the host-exclusive Pattern Party DSP (you can get this free by “purchasing” it with Stampin’ Rewards!).  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Hand-Penned Memories No-Stamp Cards!

Happy Tuesday, y’all!  Hope your week is going well!

I’ve got a no-inky-fingers card – well, actually TWO cards! – for you today!  Yep – I used the Hand-Penned Memories & More Card Pack and some Hand-Penned DSP to create two quick and easy cards for you – neither of which needs ANY ink!  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Hats Off for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good morning, y’all!  It’s Thursday – which means it’s time for another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!!  We’ve got a color challenge to work with today and I’m excited to see what everyone brings to the table!  I just know you’re going to see a ton of awesome-ness on the hop today!

When I sw our colors, I was a little stymied for a minute.  Mojo-fail?  Jet Lag?  No telling!  But – my brain finally kicked in and I decided to give the new Hats Off Bundle a go!  And I paired it with some cool and masculine In Good Taste DSP.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Sunny Sentiments Spiral Symmetry Hello

Hello from Kauai!  We made the island-hop successfully – Maui to Honolulu to Kauai – yesterday.  Then hit Costco and the grocery to get provisions for the AirBnB.  Which is really nice AND has a spectacular ocean view.  I think we’ll do just fine!  Have some plans to hike and see the grotto and the National Park while we’re here!

My card for you today is a little different than my usual fare – a little outside my comfort zone – and features several fun new sets from the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog.  A Spiral Dye background lends some fun to a Sunny Sentiments….well…sentiment!  A few stylized florals from the In Symmetry stamp set finishes it all off.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! All Squared Away Celebrate You

Well – good morning, y’all!  It’s T-5 for our departure to Maui! Yes, it’s finally getting here and now it’s happening at the speed of light!  I keep adding to my “be sure to do this before you get gone” list and for some reason none of the things drop OFF! 😳😳  But – one way or the other, Saturday is going to dawn and we’re headed to the airport!

God willing and the horse don’t relapse, of course.  Didn’t mean to get cocky! 😉

But – on to the business at hand – I’ve got a fun little card for you today that uses what I think of as sort of a “fly-over” bundle!  The All Squared Away bundle is a ton of fun and I used it to make a bright and cheery card…it really plays well with the Sweet Symmetry DSP.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Daisy Garden Through it Together With Video Tutorial!

It’s Friday, y’all – whoo-hoo!!  Hope you’ve got a plan for the weekend that includes some fun!   I’m headed today to get my pre-vacation hair cut – so…yeah!

Now – if you were able to join me yesterday for my YouTube Live AND you stuck with me thru the multiple technical difficulties – THANK YOU so much!  I appreciate it!  If you weren’t able to watch or had to leave, and would like to see how to make today’s card – here ’tis on YouTube.

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Stampin’ Up! True Love Pansy Petals Sneak Peek

Good morning and welcome to the week!  Guess what happens one week from today?  That’s 3 May.  Does that date ring a bell??  Yep – you got it.  That’s the last day you’ll be able to order from the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog!  So…if there are things you’re wanting – you might want to get busy!

Of course, that means that the day AFTER one week from today….the brand new and amazing 2021-2022 Annual Catalog with be live!  Whoo-hoo!  THAT is the day I’ll be ordering all our share goodies to divide AND all your Special Bundles!  You’ve still got time to get in on both great deals, so…. 😉

My card today features a little already-available and a little coming-next week!  True Love DSP (available right now) sets the stage for Pansy Petals DSP flowers and sweet Pansy Patch sentiments (coming next week)!  Take a look-see:

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

And the color palette is from the Color Throwdown challenge.

I started with a piece of the True Love DSP and, using a Blending Brush, colored the panel with Crumb Cake ink.  Then I matted it on Poppy Parade for the card front.

I found two likely designs from the new Pansy Petals DSP and cut a Stitched Rectangle die cut from each one.  These are adhered to the front of the card with Liquid Glue.

I adhered a Gold Hoop Embellishment to the card front with a few Glue Dots.

Using the large and small outline die in the Pansy Die Set, I cut three pansies from the Pansy Petal DSP.  I used Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere one of the larger flowers over the hoop.

I tied a double-loop Linen Thread bow and added it with a Glue Dot.  Then I used double-stacked Dimensionals to add the second large flower.  The final – smallest – flower is adhered with a single Dimensional and a little Liquid Glue.

I stamped the Pansy Patch sentiment in Poppy Parade on a Basic White strip – snipped banner ends and then used a Dimensional under the right side of the strip and Liquid Glue on the left – and the card front was done!

On the inside, I added a second Pansy Patch sentiment in Poppy Parade on a Basic White panel.  I also used the smaller flower images with Bumble Bee and Pale Papapa ink to add some pansies here and there.  I added some flower centers in Tuxedo Black (there’s a tiny little stamp for that in the set!).

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

My Basic White Medium Envelope got more Pansy Patch flowers on the front…

…and more of the Pansy Petals DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  That True Love DSP is so cool – I love that you can coordinate it with ANY color just using a Blending Brush and some ink – or Stampin’ Blends or Watercolor Pencils!  And the Pansy Petals set is…amazing!  The gorgeous Pansy Patch flowers and sentiments, perfectly coordinated with the Pansy Dies (which cut flowers right from the Pansy Petals DSP – whoohooo!).

I hope you like! And – don’t forget – the Pansy Patch Bundle and Pansy Petals DSP are just a part of my Special Bundle #3: Let’s Get Floral Bundle.  There are a LOT of other flowery wonders to be found in that one – so be sure to check it out and get your order in!

If you’d like to recreate this card, all the products and card cuts are listed below!

TTFN

M

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 15 APR – 30 APR: WMDM2QAN

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

Note: Make sure that you can see my name on the final checkout page listed as your Demonstrator when you order so that you know that you’re ordering with me and you’ll get my rewards!

You’ll also be getting a link to my ZOOM The Craftroom (an exclusive TWICE-A-WEEK online event for my customers) and the monthly Online Tutorial.   The April Tutorial features the Art Gallery Bundle!  


Stamps-N-Lingers 2021-2022 Annual Catalog Special Bundles

Available Now

Special Bundles have sort of become a “thing” we do here, right? I gather up some goodies from the new Suites (and beyond!) in a new catalog that coordinate with each other and get you well on the way to making great cards and projects!  When you order them, you’ll save around 10-15% off ordering everything yourself!  And every Special Bundle includes a FREE GIFT! And remember – the prices I list INCLUDE SHIPPING & TAX!  So – those are the final costs to you! 🙂

Head over to my 2021-2022 Annual Catalog Special Bundles Page and take a gander at what I’ve put together for you.  Then, use the handy form at the end to get your order placed!

This is a LIMITED TIME OFFER – it ends on 18 May 2021!  So….don’t wait too long!


There are still a ton of great deals to be had in the Clearance Rack, so head over there right quick.  But hurry!!  Clearance Rack deals are only while supplies last!

Here’s a link right to the Clearance Rack in my Online Store.

Happy Shopping and Saving!


2021-2022 Annual Catalog Shares Open For Ordering!

A catalog share gives you a chance to try a sample of all the new papers in the catalog – and then you can see what you love and go back and purchase full packs of those goodies!

So – you can try a little bit of the beautiful new Designer Series Papers, specialty papers and treat boxes!  I’ll place our Shares order first jump out of the box on 4 May 21 and use expedited shipping so I get it back fast!  Then I’ll get it all cut up, packaged and out the door quick as I can – as early in the week of the 10th as I can manage!

For this catalog, I’m offering a New Designer Series Paper Share and you can DOUBLE it up if you like! 🙂

Shares are open to anyone – including demonstrators!  Go to my Shares Page and get your order in  – orders need to be placed by 2 May!! 🙂


If you love great deals, our Last-Chance Products Sale is the perfect time to shop. You’ll get deep discounts on your favorite products from the 2020–2021 Annual Catalog—and as an extra bonus—you’ll get a peek at the list of items carrying over to the other catalogs.  Many items will sell out fast, so don’t delay—head over to my Online Store and get started right now!

Here’s the deets:

Sales Period: 24 March, 1:00 PM (MT) – 3 May 2021, 11:59 PM (MT)

  • Only select items in the 2020–2021 Annual Catalog will be discounted.
  • Sale applies to all order types except host items (see Last-Chance Products List for items on sale).
  • No minimum purchase is required.
  • Retiring items are available while supplies last.
  • Items and discounts may vary by market (depending on inventory levels).
  • Exclusions apply: Carryover items and some retiring items will not be discounted.
  • Items carrying over from a mini catalog into another mini catalog will not be available until that catalog is released.
  • Items carrying over from the annual catalog to another catalog will be available continuously.
  • For information about the Last-Chance Products from the 2021 January–June Mini Catalog, click here.
    Ordering deadlines:

DEADLINE for ordering is 3 May 2021; 11:59 PM (MT)

Click here to go right to the Last Chance Products in my Online Store!

Happy shopping, y’all!  And don’t forget – it’s all WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!!


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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Crumb Cake Cardstock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″)

Poppy Parade Cardstock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner)

Basic White Cardstock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (for inner liner); 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ (sentiment)

True Love DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front)

Pansy Petals DSP: Stitched Rectangle Die cuts 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 

So – we had a little wind overnight on Saturday.  Had a few trees down when we went out on Sunday morning.

Like…this one across the driveway!


So – Wayne pulled out the chainsaw and the heavy equipment to make it so we could leave if we wanted to.

Well – that set off a firestorm of tree felling and cutting!

Thought you might enjoy seeing my lumberjack at work – TODAY is his birthday!!   😉

TTFN
M

 

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Stampin’ Up! Field of Flowers Thinking of You!

Good Monday morning, y’all!  Welcome to the work week! Hope you had a good Easter – we did some work around the place then had a good dinner with some of our Honeybaked Ham we’d frozen at Christmas, sweet potatoes from the Mealthy and collard greens from our garden!  First meal from the garden in 2021!  Whoo-hoo!  And – of course, I whipped us up a couple of deviled eggs.  Cuz…holiday dinner! 🙂

Today’s card features a really pretty stamp set – that is retiring (😢) soon – called Field of Flowers.  I tried my hand at another clean and simple card with it – take a look-see:

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

And the pretty color palette is from the Hand Stamped Sentiments color challenge.

I started by placing a Very Vanilla panel into my Stamparatus.  On top of it – where it would be on the card – I placed a Stitched So Sweetly rectangle – also from Very Vanilla.  I held it in place with a little repositionable runner adhesive.

I first stamped the Field of Flowers sentiment in Highland Heather.

Next, I added the stem/leaves image in stamped off once Pear Pizzaz.  Then I stamped the flowers in So Saffron.  Notice that I let both hang off the edge of the die cut!

I picked up the die cut and stamped the leaves and flowers again on the card front itself.

Then I matted the panel on Highland Heather for the card front.

I used a piece of the Very Vanilla ribbon from the Forever Greenery Ribbon Combo Pack (ALSO retiring soon!) to wrap around the panel – securing it in back with Glue Dots.

I added the little Field of Flowers dragonfly in Highland Heather by the flower – then popped the die cut onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card front was done!

On the inside, I stamped a second Field of Flowers sentiment in Highland Heather on a Very Vanilla panel.  Then I stamped the stems in Pear Pizzazz, the flowers in So Saffron and the little dragonfly in Highland Heather!

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Highland Heather mat and into my Thick Very Vanilla card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got the Field of Flowers florals and dragonfly on the front…

…and I adhered some new Subtles 6″ x 6″ DSP in So Saffron to the envelope flap.  Note:  this is one of the NEW designs from the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog!

Et Voila!  Still not really my wheelhouse – had to keep turning away from my embellishment stash! – but…I DO love the Field of Flowers stamp set.

Field of Flowers – and it’s bundled Confetti Flowers Punch…

CONFETTI FLOWERS BORDER PUNCH

– are both retiring soon….like on 3 May! You can get that fun punch for just $9.20 – that’s 60% off!!). 🙂

I hope you like!

If you’d like to recreate this card, all the products and card cuts are listed below!

TTFN

M

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 1 APR – 15 APR: KGY3WW7C

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

Note: Make sure that you can see my name on the final checkout page listed as your Demonstrator when you order so that you know that you’re ordering with me and you’ll get my rewards!

You’ll also be getting a link to my ZOOM The Craftroom (an exclusive TWICE-A-WEEK online event for my customers) and the monthly Online Tutorial.   The March Tutorial features the Art Gallery Bundle!  


If you love great deals, our Last-Chance Products Sale is the perfect time to shop. You’ll get deep discounts on your favorite products from the 2020–2021 Annual Catalog—and as an extra bonus—you’ll get a peek at the list of items carrying over to the other catalogs.  Many items will sell out fast, so don’t delay—head over to my Online Store and get started right now!

Here’s the deets:

Sales Period: 24 March, 1:00 PM (MT) – 3 May 2021, 11:59 PM (MT)

  • Only select items in the 2020–2021 Annual Catalog will be discounted.
  • Sale applies to all order types except host items (see Last-Chance Products List for items on sale).
  • No minimum purchase is required.
  • Retiring items are available while supplies last.
  • Items and discounts may vary by market (depending on inventory levels).
  • Exclusions apply: Carryover items and some retiring items will not be discounted.
  • Items carrying over from a mini catalog into another mini catalog will not be available until that catalog is released.
  • Items carrying over from the annual catalog to another catalog will be available continuously.
  • For information about the Last-Chance Products from the 2021 January–June Mini Catalog, click here.
    Ordering deadlines:

DEADLINE for ordering is 3 May 2021; 11:59 PM (MT)

Click here to go right to the Last Chance Products in my Online Store!

Would you like to see listings of the Retiring products?

    • 2020-2021 Annual Catalog Retiring list as a PDF
    • Click here to see ALL the Item in a sortable Excel Spreadsheet 
    • See the sortable list with the non-English language sets removed right here!

Remember, even if a BUNDLE carries over to the next catalog, it most likely will NOT be at the 10%-off bundle price, so get them while you can at their discounted price!!

While you’re at it, be sure to take a really hard look at your stash of 2019-2021 In Color goodies, too – those are going fast!  Ink Pads, Refills and Stampin’ Blends are all showing Low Inventory, so…tarry not!

Happy shopping, y’all!  And don’t forget – it’s all WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!!


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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Thick Very Vanilla Cardstock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 4 1/4″)

Highland Heather Cardstock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner)

Very Vanilla Cardstock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); Third-from-Largest Stitched So Sweetly rectangle (on front)

2021-2022 Subtles 6″ x 6″ DSP (in So Saffron) : 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 

Finny had a good Easter.

It included a few rides in the truck – just around the place as we moved mulch – some time spend sleeping under the golf cart – some time spent sleeping in the house and…his Easter cookie!

TTFN
M

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Stampin’ Up! Tranquil Thoughts for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good morning, y’all!  It’s Thursday – which means it’s time for another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!!  We’ve got a sketch challenge to work with today and I’m excited to see what everyone brings to the table!  I just know you’re going to see a ton of awesome-ness on the hop today!

I haven’t played too much with the Tranquil Thoughts bundle – but…I should have been!  It’s got such pretty florals – and the sentiment I used on today’s card is one of my favorite pairs!  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Buffalo Check Pretty Perennials with Video Tutorial

Good morning and happy Friday!  Again!  My, how the weeks do fly by!  We’ve noticed that the days are getting longer – it was still light when we got in after feeding the horses last night – at about 6:45pm…  Whooo-hooo!!  Early sunrise and late sunset – my time of year!!

If you were able to join me for my YouTube live yesterday, I appreciate you spending part of your day with me.  If not, here’s the replay!

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