Baby Shower

Stampin’ Up! Sweet Little Something Baby Bear

Happy Monday, y’all.  Stated with no small amount of sarcasm.  Its cold – it’s muddy – and it’s a work day.  A trifecta of awesomeness!  Bleh!

If you were able to join me last night for our Facebook Live video, thanks so much and I hope you enjoyed it!  If not and would like to see how to make a double-loop bow, some Stamparatus-ing, a little masking and sponging and the Black Ice technique….then here’s the sort-of-instant-but-totally-not replay on YouTube!

The card we worked on last night used the Sweet Little Something stamp set from the Occasions catalog, plus a sentiment from the Baby Bear set (Annual).  Take a look-see: Continue reading

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Stampin’ Up! Sweet Little Something Video Sneak Peek

Good mornin’, y’all!  Are you awake yet?  I know your head thinks it’s only 6am, but…get UP!! 😉

My sneak peek for today is kind of a tease.  It’s a picture with the Sweet Little Something bunny – and yes, tonight on my FB live video, we’ll be using this set.  Take a sneaky peek.

But – the card is not the important piece for tonight!  I’ve had some requests for some…technique-based videos.  So…we’ll start with the Billie Moan bow you see and probably make a couple three of those.  And we’re going to play with my new Stamparatus – to make this card.  And maybe another one!!  It’s going to be a surprise. 🙂 Continue reading

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Stampin’ Up! Sweet Little Something Sneak Peek!

Well – we made it!  It’s Friday.  And it’s a three-day weekend!   And…it’s Christmas weekend!  So…Yeah!!

I, since it’s Christmas, made a New Baby card today – I had my massage (finally – it’s been way too long!) today and my massage therapist has only been back at work for a week after having her daughter.  So…I wanted to take her a little card.

The new Sweet Little Something stamp set (available 3 Jan) with it’s photo-realistic floppy-eared bunny, seemed like the perfect choice!  Take a look-see:

Like so many of us, I do spend a little time on Pinterest and a wonderful card, from Danielle Bennenk, caught my eye.  I tried to change it up a little – but…it’s so perfectly my kind of card, that…I just couldn’t improve on it!  You can check out Danielle’s original right here! 🙂

This week’s Sugar Pea Designs Mix It Up Challenge seemed like a great place to showcase my card!

I started with a panel of Very Vanilla card stock and stamped it with a very faint image of the Sheet Music Background stamp. I inked the stamp around the edges with a Crumb Cake-inked Sponge Dauber.  And I didn’t add a lot of ink!  I wanted it faded.

Then I sponged the edges with the same Sponge Dauber and Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Crumb Cake mat.

I stamped the adorable Sweet Little Something bunny on a piece of scrap Very Vanilla.  This is a three-step image and, as usual, you want to start with the darkest ink color.  Step 1 is stamped in Crumb Cake.  Step 2 is stamped-off-once Powder Pink.  And step 3 is in stamped-off-once Blushing Bride.  Then I fussy cut it and lightly sponged the cut edges with the Crumb Cake Dauber.

I adhered a loop of Blushing Bride 1/2″ Finely Woven Ribbon to the card front with some Liquid Glue.

I put some Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of my cut-out bunny and used them to wind some loops of Linen Thread around, then popped the whole thing over the Blushing Bride ribbon.  The sentiment, from Sweet Little Something, is stamped on Very Vanilla in Crumb Cake.  I snipped banners in the ends, sponged the edges with Crumb Cake, and adhered it over the bunny with Liquid Glue.

I added some little flower images from Sweet Little Something – aren’t they just too cute?!? – in Crumb Cake ink.  Then, to top it all off, there’s a few Glitter Enamel Dots and a couple three Clear Faceted Gems.  And the card was done!

On the inside, I repeated the very-light application of the Sheet Music image in Crumb Cake on a Very Vanilla panel.  I sponged the edges and added a few more little Sweet Little Something flowers.  The sentiment, stamped in Crumb Cake, is from the Flora and Flutter Paper Pumpkin stamp set (that’s really a great set, y’all!).

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Crumb Cake mat and into my Powder Pink card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got another Sweet Little Something bunny peeking in on the front, plus some of the little flowers.  And, since I still had the Paper Pumpkin stamp set handy, I thought an added little sentiment would be good…

…and then I added more flowers and a couple stamps of Sheet Music on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Seriously, y’all – how cute is this Sweet Little Something bunny!?  And, there are so many color combinations you could use – and all would be perfect!  Hope you like – and are adding this one to your list!

TTFN

Mary

P.S.  Let me know ASAP if you want one of the last spots in the Online Host Club – I’ll be sending all the information out to the members next week! And let me know if you want a Catalog Share!


HOST CODE FOR 16 DEC – 31 DEC: 4XMKUCKG

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.


Stampin’ Up! has added goodies and reduced prices…so head over to the Clearance Rack! where you’ll find savings up to 70% off!!  So – take a minute and stock up!  Merry Christmas to you!


My Next Online Host Club is About to Kick Off

If You Want in – Now’s the Time!


Sale-A-Bration is Coming and that’s a GREAT time to get Host Benefits!

Would you like to receive host benefits ? Would you like to build up your Stampin’ Up! tool chest a little at a time?  Well then – an Online Host Club might be the perfect solution for you!

My next club will start up on 3 Jan (coincidently with the arrival of the 2018 Occasions Catalog and the start of Sale-A-Bration!) and I have a few openings available.

How does it work?  Well – at a glance…

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

  • Place a $25.00 minimum order each month
  • Place your order by the 20th of each month
  • Use the Host code I’ll provide in an email sent out at the beginning of each month

And what do you get in return?

  • Based on a random draw, you’ll be the “host” for one of the six months
  • In your month, you’ll be guaranteed a workshop total of $150 – meaning no less than $15 in Stampin’ Rewards for you to spend!
  • In your Host month, your order ships FREE!
  • When you place a host club order – which you’ll do each month – you’ll get DOUBLE peppermints for that order!  So – if all you did was place your $25 order for the six months, you’d end up with 12 Peppermints.  Most folks end up with all 16 (and then some) – and earn a free $40 gift!
  • At the end of the club, you’ll get to choose a free stamp set up to $20!
  • And – you get first dibs on the next Online Club!
  • FREE monthly tutorial with 4-5 projects – and access to all the past tutorials on my  website!
  • FREE catalogs during your membership term

Sound like something you’d be interested in? Let me know quick – spots are filling up fast!


2018 Occasions Catalog Shares are Now Open!

What are catalog shares, you ask?  They’re your chance to try a little bit of everything and see what you like the best from a new Stampin’ Up! catalog!  

I’ll place our Shares order first jump out of the box on 3 Jan 18 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 – hopefully during the week of 8 Jan!

We’ve got new Designer Series Papers, new ribbons and trims and all sorts of fun embellishments!  

Shares are open to anyone – including demonstrators, so…check it…

I’ve got a few options for you to pick from:  a New Designer Series Paper Share, a New Ribbons/Embellishments Share, and an I Want It All Share (this one gets a free extra bonus!!).  You can see everything included in each share type and find a handy sign-up sheet on my 2018 Occasions Catalog Shares page!


Do You Still Need an Occasions and Sale-A-Bration Catalog?! 

If you’re not a current customer of mine but would like to be, you can request your copies of the catalogs on my Contact page right here.  


The Great Year-End Sale Is Underway!

Get all the details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page – or go right to the Year End Sale goodies in my Online Store!


THE RESERVATION WINDOW IS OPEN!

 

This second reservation window will remain open from December 5–30 and SU! will take as many orders as they receive (yay!) and not close the window until December 30.

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 get your reservation in before the 30th!!


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT 

Sweet Little Something will be available on 3 Jan! 


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

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

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

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 3 3/4″ x 5″ (card front and inner liner); bunny cut-out

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


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Finn Fan Fix  

Finn and I spend a lot of time doing the pause-and-catch-up game.

It goes like this.

I’m driving the golf cart around the fence line – we’re “checking fence”.  A job.

Finn is ensuring that no bugs or acorns are lurking in the leaves and bushes.

That’s a pretty time-consuming job, so I frequently have to pause, look back to see him, and then holler “Here” in my best command voice.

It’s the voice that says…now, please.

Only please is sort of…loose. 😉

He knows that voice and so he usually – like 9.5 times out of 10! – hauls his wiggle butt at light-speed to get to me and sit down by the cart.

It looks like this….

I tell myself it’s the command-voice.

Or his overwhelming desire to please me.

Reality?  He wants a cookie.

I do seriously and firmly believe that he deliberately lags back so…I’ll call him so… he can race to me so…he can…and will!…get a cookie!

He’s something of a cookie-monster!

TTFN

M

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Stampin’ Up! Moon Baby Showers of Happiness for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop



Happy Thursday, y’all – and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! We’ve got a full roster for today’s sketch challenge, so be sure to check ’em all out when you get done here!  

Our task this week was to make something for you using three pretty colors.  Check them out!

I decided to let the good folks over at Freshly Made Sketches help me with my layout.

And since the color scheme sort of screamed “Bundle of Love DSP” – and I’m nothing if not a follower – I went the obvious route and made a baby card.  So – it worked out and I played along with the theme challenge at Just Us Girls.

I pulled out Moon Baby and yes, the Bundle of Love Specialty DSP and created a little baby shower card.  Take a look-see:

I’d seen a card out in ether-space a while back using strips of DSP for the card front, so I decided to try that with this one.  I cut 1″ wide strips of Bundle of Love DSP and laid them diagonally across a piece of Very Vanilla card stock.  Of course I did not take a picture of that.  Sorry! Continue reading

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Stampin’ Up! Hello Friend Honey Bear

Mornin’, y’all!  Guess what day it is?  

Yep!  HAAAAWWWWMMP Day!  Reaching the top of the hill then the slide into the weekend!  Whoo-hooo!

And – it’s the second day that you can 1) redeem your Bonus Days coupons and 2) get the Carols of Christmas bundle!  So…you know what to do!  Or if you don’t – read on down a ways!

My card today is a little 3″ x 3″ square.  I don’t actually know why I made it this size – unless it’s in response to two fun little goodies in the Holiday Catalog.  We’ll have Whisper White 3″ Square Envelopes and…little Pizza Boxes!  What fun packaging they’ll be for cookies, little gifts – or…a stack of little cards and envelopes.

Maybe like this little one I made to welcome a tiny human – using the A Little Wild and Hello Friend stamp sets.  Take a look-see:

I was playing along with The Paper Players tic-tac-toe challenge this week.  I went across the bottom row! Continue reading

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Stampin’ Up! Special Delivery In The City Sneak Peek

Happy Hawmp Day, y’all!  By the time you read this, we’ll be on the way to the horse-pital (we called it that when I was growing up – I have no idea why!) or – if you’re a late riser/reader, we’ll be in surgery.  By we, I mean…Wayne! I know he’s going to be a lot more relaxed once he’s asleep.  I know I will be! 😉

I made a quick little card for you today with a new Host-Exclusive stamp set that will be available on 1 June, called In The City.  It.  Is.  Very.  Fun!!

The In The City stamp is the total focus for this card – but I borrowed a tiny bit of paper from the Birthday Memories DSP.  Take a look-see

I played with a few challenges on this one.  The first, the Sunday Stamps challenge, is for the layout.

I borrowed my color scheme from the MFT Color Challenge.

Finally – I think this one fits with The Paper Players Clean-and-Simple Challenge this week.

I started with a Whisper White panel and stamped the stork image from In The City all over it with Versamark Ink, and then I SNAILd it on a Pacific Point mat.

For the next layer, I used a piece of Daffodil Delight paper from the Birthday Memories DSP, cut into a banner with my Banner Triple Punch and then matted on a similarly punched piece of Pacific Point.  Then I SNAILd the banner to the card front.

I used a little bit of Liquid Glue to adhere a Lace Doily white side up to the banner.

My sentiment is cut with a Stitched Shapes Framelits circle in Whisper White.  Using the fun little images in the In The City stamp set, I added the outline images in Basic Black Archival Ink around the circle.  The sun is stamped in Daffodil Delight, as is the fill-in of the house.  The car fill in is in Pacific Point and – oddly! – I have Tangerine Tango trees.  I used my Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Write Marker to color the baby blanket and my Pumpkin Pie marker to color the trim on the house.  The sentiment is stamped in Basic Black Archival Ink.

I decided to stamp a second house on a scrap of Whisper White and fussy cut it – then popped it over the house on the circle with a Stampin’ Dimensional.  Then I popped the sentiment circle over the Doily with more Dimensionals.  And that was it for the card front.

On the inside. I stamped a second In The City sentiment in Basic Black Archival Ink on a Whisper White panel.  Then I made another little city-scene across the bottom – coloring my Basic Black Archival Ink houses, cars and trees with stamped-off-once Tangerine Tango, Pumpkin Pie and Pacific Point.  I even added another Daffodil Delight sun!  The houses’ trims are colored in Pumpkin Pie and Daffodil Delight.

I SNAILd the panel to a Pacific Point mat and into my Pumpkin Pie card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals, and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got some more houses and such across the front…

…and I added some more Birthday Memories DSP to the envelope flap.

Et Volia!  Easy squeezy nice and easy!  Love this little Host Set!  Hope you like and are figuring out how to get yours as soon as you can!

Scroll on down for the card cuts and all the products you’ll need to make this one for yourself!


HOST CODE FOR 16 APR – 30 APR: GGZD4AQ3

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2016-17 Annual Catalog or the 2017 Occasions Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


You can see the Retiring List right here! There are some great deals on some awesome products so get your lists ready – go take a peek and happy shopping!  Here’s a handy link to the Retiring Products in my Online Store. 🙂

All the details are on my Promotions page – so check it out!


Be Sure You’re Going to Receive Your Own Copy of the new

2017-2018 Annual Catalog!!

I’ll be mailing a new Stampin’ Up! catalog to anyone on my customer list who has made a $50 or more purchase in the past 12 months.   PLEASE, if you are one of my regular customers, log in to your online account (here), click on your Account Information and verify that your mailing address is correct so that you’ll get your new catalog quick as you can!


Remember that this set can only be purchased with Stampin’ Rewards – so you’ll need to host a $150 workshop, place a $150 order, or…perhaps you’d like to join my next Online Host Club – which will open again in June! That’s a surefire way to have a chance to get this set – or any host set! – without having to do much of anything!  Get all the details about my Online Host Clubs right here!

TTFN
Mary


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:   

The In The City stamp set and Birthday Memories DSPwill be available on 1 June! 


CARD CUTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:

Pumpkin Pie Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card stock, scored and folded at 5 1/2″)

Pacific Point Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2″ x 4 1/2″ (mat for DSP banner)

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); 2 3/8″ Stitched Shapes Framelit Circle (sentiment)

Birthday Memories DSP: 1 7/8″ x 4 3/8″ (front banner); 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…

Last Finn update for a day or two!

We dropped him at Dog Camp yesterday afternoon!

He was ecstatic to see his new human friend and meet a new new human friend!  And see Ryder.

Those Beagles, though – they kinda bamboozled him.  He made the mistake of looking sideways at one of their dinner bowls.

Holy shimoly shameele!  The baying and yowling and scolding and dog-shouting…poor Finn just looked at me like…. what the….??

Soon after, though – all was forgiven.

Dogs forgive pretty quickly.  Humans should take heed! 🙂

TTFN

M

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