Christmas

Stampin’ Up! Quilted Smitten Mittens Gift Box for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop



Happy Thursday, y’all – and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! Well, it’s darned near Christmas and we’ve got a pretty classic color challenge for you and for the season!  Will everyone go Christmas or…?? Be sure to check out all the projects when you get done here – and see for yourself!  

So, I don’t know about y’all – but my Christmas readiness level is about where it should be.

If it was September! 😦

Which means that quick and easy is high on my list right now.  Thankfully, we’ve got our Mini Pizza Boxes and pretty Quilted Christmas DSP and the Smitten Mittens Bundle (but its retiring so grab it up!) to help.  Take a look-see!

These little beauties are just right for a piece of jewelry, or a gift card, or a cookie (they’re even food safe on the inside!).  So…basically…perfect for all your Christmas packaging.

So…buckle-up, buttercup…you’ll be done in a hot second.

I cut a piece of Gold Foil for a mat and a slightly smaller piece of Quilted Christmas DSP and adhered them together with Liquid Glue.  I made a little “present” by wrapping a couple lengths of Cherry Cobbler (yes, not Real Red.  My bad!) 1/4″ Double Stitched Ribbon around it – securing the ends in the back with a Glue Dot.

On a piece of Whisper White card stock, I stamped two Cherry Cobbler mittens from the Smitten Mittens stamp set and cut them with their matching dies in the Many Mittens Framelits.  I stamped some ric-rac “trim” across the top in Cherry Cobbler and embossed both mittens with the fun little embossing die in the Framelits.

The snowflakes are cut from some more of the plaid Quilted Christmas DSP with the snowflake die in the Many Mittens set and adhered with Liquid Glue.

I stuck a large Gold Faceted Gem on each mitten and adhered the first on with Liquid Glue – sliding it under the ribbon.  On the second mitten, I stamped the sentiment in Cherry Cobbler, then popped it on with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

See that gold Mini Tinsel?  That’s a sneak peek from the new 2018 Occasions Catalog – it comes in the Love Mini Tinsel Trim Combo Pack, paired with a roll of Powder Pink Tinsel.  Pretty!

I tied a double-length bow and adhered it with a Glue Dot, popped the whole thing on the top of my Mini Pizza Box with some more Stampin’ Dimensionals and…done!  Ready to fill with whatever strikes your fancy!  There are so many possibilities with these Mini Pizza Boxes – and I love the little Smitten Mittens tags, don’t you?  Hope you like!

Now that you’ve seen my project, please take a little time to visit all the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hoppers today!

If you click on the Next Blog button, you’ll go right to Jari Francis’ page. And you can just click on the names below to go direct to all the blogs!

Amy Koenders

Mary Deatherage – YOU ARE HERE!

Jari Francis

Kristi Gray

Jaimie Babarczy

Have fun on the Hop!!

TTFN

Mary


HOST CODE FOR 1 DEC – 15 DEC: 43XZQJ9P

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.


The Great Year-End Sale Is Underway!

Hey, folks!  Grab these goodies – before they’re gone!

Check out the Retiring and Surplus Items List….  

 

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!

 

 As was previously announced, this second reservation window will remain open from December 5–30; however, during this reservation period we will take as many orders as we receive (yay!) and not close the window until December 30. So whether the total number of reservations is 100 or 100,000, the window will stay open!

We can’t wait for you to get your hands on your very own Stamparatus and look forward to seeing the projects you’ll make with this incredible stamping tool. 

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:  

Gold Mini Tinsel will be available on 3 Jan 18! 


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Gold Foil: 3 1/4″ square (mat)

Quilted Christmas DSP: 3″ square (front); Many Mittens die cut snowflakes 

Whisper White Card Stock: Many Mittens die cut mittens

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!


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Stampin’ Up! Celebrate a Night in Bethlehem for the Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Team Blog Hop!

Good mornin’, y’all – welcome to another edition of Amy’s Inkin’ Krew team blog hop!  Each month we make projects centered around a theme – and this month is Celebrate!  We can interpret that any way we want – so…be sure to check and see everyone’s projects – we’ve got a bunch of talented ladies hopping with us this month!  

I decided to Celebrate the reason for the season!  I did that with the Night in Bethlehem stamp set and I used the new Celebrate You Thinlits (which will be available on 3 Jan as a free gift with a $100 purchase in the Sale-A-Bration flyer!) to create my eclipse card.  Take a look-see:

I borrowed a layout idea from the Fusion Challenge this week.

One of the talented ladies in their design team, Carol Mayne, had done an eclipse card with a similar looking stamp set – it was such a beautiful idea that I borrowed some elements from her!  You can check out her card up on the Fusion Challenge page!

So – I started with a piece of Thick Whisper White card stock for the card front and stamped several of the images from the Night of Bethlehem stamp set in Basic Black Archival Ink and one shepherd in Basic Gray Archival Ink on the front.

Above the scene, I stamped the stars image from Night of Bethlehem a few times in Versamark ink and heat embossed them with Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  

I cut the word sentiment from the Celebrate You Thinlits (3 Jan 18) – being sure to save the little cut out pieces.  Then I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Berry Burst mat.  I laid the sentiment back in the negative space and used it as a guide to adhere all the little cut outs with Liquid Glue.

I cut three more Celebrate die cuts in Berry Burst card stock and used Liquid Glue to stack them all up – ending with the white stamped version on the top.  Then I used a little more Liquid Glue to adhere the sentiment back in place.

I “wrapped” two lengths of new Berry Burst 3/8″ Metallic Edged Ribbon (Occasions catalog – 3 Jan) around the panel, securing them in the back with scotch tape.  Then I adhered a looped short length with a Glue Dot.

I made a Billie Moan bow with Silver Metallic Thread (folks – this ain’t for the faint of heart!  Don’t use Metallic Thread for your first bow of this kind!  Start with Linen Thread and work up to this Metallic Thread! Trust.  Me.)  I adhered it with a Glue Dot and then stuck on a little white bow from the Season of Glitz Mini Gift Bows.  I added a few Rhinestone Basic Jewels and the card front was done!

On the inside, I used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to add a sentiment from Night in Bethlehem in Basic Black Archival Ink on a Whisper White panel.

I matted the panel on Berry Burst and wrapped a length of the Berry Burst 3/8″ Metallic-Edged Ribbon around it, securing it in the back with scotch tape.  Then I Fast Fuse’d it 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 few more Night in Bethlehem images in Basic Black and Basic Gray Archival Ink on the front…

…and on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I love the Berry Burst for this card, don’t you?  And – how cool is that sentiment die!  I’m loving that Celebrate You Thinlits set so much – and the fact that it’ll be free is just the icing on the cake!  Night of Bethlehem is sticking around for a little bit, y’all – but…don’t risk not getting it if you want it, okay?  Hope you like!

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

Now that you’ve seen my card, I hope you’ll take a little time to jump thru all the other projects we have to share. Click any name below, or you can use the Previous Blog button to jump to Julie’s page or the Next Blog button to see what Sue’s been doing!  


Karen Finkle

Jaimie Babarczy

Julie Johnston

Mary Deatherage – You Are Here!

Sue Prather

Linda Richenberg

Jari Francis

Jackie Trimble

Amy Koenders

Have fun on the hop!

TTFN

Mary 


HOST CODE FOR 1 DEC – 15 DEC: 43XZQJ9P

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. 


The Great Year-End Sale Is Underway!

Hey, folks!  Grab these goodies – before they’re gone!

Check out the Retiring and Surplus Items List….  

 

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!

 

As was previously announced, this second reservation window will remain open from December 5–30; however, during this reservation period we will take as many orders as we receive (yay!) and not close the window until December 30. So whether the total number of reservations is 100 or 100,000, the window will stay open!

We can’t wait for you to get your hands on your very own Stamparatus and look forward to seeing the projects you’ll make with this incredible stamping tool. 

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: 
Product List


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Basic Black Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, scored and folded at 4 1/4″)

Berry Burst Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); Celebrate You die cuts x 3

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


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!


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Stampin’ Up! Season of Whimsy & Pines for the Stamp Ink Paper #129

Hey, y’all!  Welcome to Tuesday and another fun challenge from Stamp Ink Paper!  

Our Stamp Ink Paper Challenge #129 this week is a color challenge…

I pulled out the fun Host set called Season of Whimsy from the 2017 Holiday Catalog for this one and added some pine boughs from the Pretty Pines Thinlits.  Take a look-see:

This card also played along quite nicely with the FabFriday challenge this week.

I started this one with a piece of gold plaid paper from the Year of Cheer Specialty DSP matted on Cherry Cobbler card stock for the card front.  Then I cut a piece of Wood Textures DSP, matted it on Cherry Cobbler and Fast Fuse’d it to the card front.

I used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to add the sentiment from the Season of Whimsy set in Versamark Ink, sprinkled it with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heat embossed it with my Heat Tool.

On a piece of scrap Whisper White card stock, I stamped the three Season of Whimsy ornaments in Versamark and heat embossed them in Gold.  Then I colored each of them with my Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Write Marker and fussy cut them.

I cut a bunch of Pretty Pines Thinlits pine boughs in Lemon Lime Twist and Garden Green, and a couple of Cherry Cobbler berries, too!

I built my little “scene” by adhering the pine boughs with Liquid Glue and interspersing the Season of Whimsy ornaments amongst them.  I used a couple of Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals to add the final largest ornament.

I tied a small bow from a piece of Lemon Lime Twist 1/4″ Ombre Ribbon and adhered it with a Glue Dot.  To finish things off, I added a few gold Metallic Enamel Shapes!

On the inside, I left the liner blank, simply repeating the layers on the front of the card.  I matted a piece of Year of Cheer Specialty DSP on Cherry Cobbler and, over that, Fast Fuse’d a Cherry Cobbler matted piece of Whisper White.

I Fast Fuse’d the layered panels 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 another Gold embossed ornament from Season of Whimsy on the front – colored with the Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Write Marker…

…and a little more of the Wood Textures DSP on the envelope flap!

Et Voila!  A couple of greens and some Cherry Cobbler to make a wonderful Pretty Pine-filled display of Christmas ornaments courtesy of the Season of Whimsy stamp set!  I hope you like!

Season of Whimsy is on the retiring list – so, if you love it (and why wouldn’t you??) – now’s the time to get it.  Holler at me and ask me how! 🙂

TTFN

Mary

 


HOST CODE FOR 1 DEC – 15 DEC: 43XZQJ9P

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.


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

My catalogs are here and they’ve headed out the door to my customers.  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.  And – of course, when you place an order over $50, you’ll get one, too!


The Great Year-End Sale Is Underway!

Hey, folks!  Grab these goodies – before they’re gone!

Check out the Retiring and Surplus Items List….  

 

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!

 

 As was previously announced, this second reservation window will remain open from December 5–30; however, during this reservation period we will take as many orders as we receive (yay!) and not close the window until December 30. So whether the total number of reservations is 100 or 100,000, the window will stay open!

We can’t wait for you to get your hands on your very own Stamparatus and look forward to seeing the projects you’ll make with this incredible stamping tool. 

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 


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

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

Cherry Cobbler Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3 3/8″ x 4 5/8″ (mats for front DSP panel and inner Whisper White liner)

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 3/4″ x 5″ (inner liner)

Year of Cheer Specialty DSP: 3 3/4″ x 5″ (card front)

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

Garden Green, Lemon Lime Twist and Cherry Cobbler Card Stock:  Pretty Pines Thinlits die cuts

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


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


Finn Fan Fix  

So – one of the fun things that happened to the Man this past weekend was meeting Lucky.  

Lucky lives there in North Carolina.  

Lucky and Finn hit it off immediately!  Of course, Lucky may have wished Finn had a smidge less energy – he was a bit worn out by the time the play date ended.

Hard to imagine….

really…

…airs above the ground…


 

This kind of play takes a toll, people.  Even on a youngster Aussie!

He said a fond adieu to Lucky and I think they made tentative plans for a re-match in the near future!  And then he climbed in the truck to recuperate!

TTFN

M

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Stampin’ Up! Merry Musical Christmas Happiness!

Happy Monday, y’all!  And – since SU! is giving EVERYone FREE SHIPPING TODAY – it really IS a Happy Monday!

You read it right – and they mean free shipping on ANY and EVERY order!  So – click here and head over to my Online Store to get saving!  Oh – and today’s the last day of my TRIPLE Peppermint Rewards Points – so… pretty darned perfect timing, huh?? 🙂

So – if you were able to join me last night on my Facebook Live video, thank you so much for spending part of your Sunday with me!  If not, and you’d like to watch – here’s the YouTube replay! Fair Warning – there were technical difficulties with my internet last night and this version is after dealing with that.  There’s some heavy, disgusted signing at the start!  Drive on…it gets better, I promise!! 😉

I sort of indulged myself with this card, y’all!  I went to a favorite standby – the retiring Christmas Happiness stamp set and Merry Music DSP – to make today’s Christmas Card.  Take a look-see:

The layout is courtesy of this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge:

I started with a piece of striped Cherry Cobbler paper from the Be Merry DSP and adhered it to the front of a Basic Black card base with Liquid Glue.

My Merry Music DSP art piece is stamped a few times with some Garden Green pine boughs from the Christmas Happiness stamp set.  I stamped them a couple times full strength and once without re-inking.  Then I added a couple of pine cones – the outline image was stamped in Early Espresso and the fill-in image in Soft Suede.

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Basic Black mat and then popped it over the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

To make the sentiment, I inked the words separately in Cherry Cobbler – and stamped them in a straight line (the sentiment image has them stacked) – on a strip of Whisper White card stock.  I snipped a banner in one end and then edged the banner with my Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Write Marker.  I used Liquid Glue and a single Mini Stampin’ Dimensional (under the left end) to adhere it to the card front.

I added a few Cherry Cobbler Enamel Shapes and a Linen Thread Billie Moan bow and the card front was done!

On the inside, I repeated the Be Merry DSP to cover the inside of the card base.  Then I stamped a second Christmas Happiness sentiment in Cherry Cobbler on a Whisper White panel.  Over that, I stamped a pine bough in stamped-off-once Garden Green and added a Cherry Cobbler Enamel Shape.

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Basic Black mat and into the card base, and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got a Garden Green Christmas Happiness pine bough and an Early Espresso/Soft Suede pine cone on the front…

…and more of the Be Merry DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Christmas Happiness pine boughs and Merry Music DSP – a classically perfectly Christmas card!!  Hope you like – and are making sure this beautiful pair is in your stash before it’s gone forever!

TTFN

Mary

P.S.  Take advantage of the TRIPLE Peppermint Points and FREE SHIPPING on every order!  Doesn’t get much better than that – and it’s only for today!


HOST CODE FOR 1 DEC – 15 DEC: 43XZQJ9P

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 Ordering Special!  

Ends Today!

I’m offering TRIPLE Peppermint Reward Points for orders of $50 or more (before shipping and taxes) between today and the end of the day on 11 Dec 17!  Don’t miss your chance to earn extra points towards a FREE $40 gift of your choice! When you gather up 16 peppermints, you’ll be able to select any product (or products!) valued at $40 and I’ll ship it directly to you for free! Normally, you earn one peppermint for each $25 you spend (before shipping and taxes). During this special – you’ll get THREE for each $25 when you spend $50 or more. 🙂 

For more information about my Peppermint Reward points (my buyer reward program) and to learn why TRIPLE PEPPERMINTS is so good, click here.

I hope you’ll take advantage of this super offer, y’all!  🙂


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

My catalogs are here and they’ve headed out the door to my customers.  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.  And – of course, when you place an order over $50, you’ll get one, too!


The Great Year-End Sale Is Underway!

Hey, folks!  Grab these goodies – before they’re gone!

Check out the Retiring and Surplus Items List….  

 

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!

 

 As was previously announced, this second reservation window will remain open from December 5–30; however, during this reservation period we will take as many orders as we receive (yay!) and not close the window until December 30. So whether the total number of reservations is 100 or 100,000, the window will stay open!

We can’t wait for you to get your hands on your very own Stamparatus and look forward to seeing the projects you’ll make with this incredible stamping tool. 

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 


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Basic Black Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, scored and folded at 4 1/4″); 3 3/4″ x 5″ (mat for art panel and inner liner)

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

Merry Music DSP: 3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″ (art panel)

Be Merry DSP: 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2′ (card front and inner liner); envelope flap

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


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


Finn Fan Fix  

On Saturday, we left early in the morning – well, “early” is a bit of an exxageration.  We left at 7am – after debating the wisdom of driving out in The Big Snow Event of 2017.  But we ended up deciding to give it a shot and we headed out to go up to NC to check on our property up there and get a couple of things done.

This is how it looked as we left…

Y’all.  It is NOT supposed to look like that in Atlanta.  Seriously.

We stopped to top off the fuel tank – just in case…

While Wayne took care of that, I took a picture of the Cracker Barrel…

…and the Man relaxed in comfort in the back of the truck.

He had his bed and a blankie.  And his breakfast in a bowl right in front of him.  You can see his ears pulled back – he’s listening to his Dad clanking around with the fuel pump.

We had a great weekend – the snow continued much of the way but the roads were clear.  Finny had a good time – although I think some of the fun of riding was replaced by boredom!

I’ve got some really fun pictures to show you in the next few days!

TTFN

M

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Stampin’ Up! Musical Christmas Happiness Video Sneak Peek!

Hey guys!  Welcome to Sunday!  You know that means it’s video sneak peek day!

But – it’s also the next to last day for you to take advantage of me my crazy-good Ordering Special, y’all!  Don’t let this one pass you by – I’m pretty certain this’ll be my last Ordering Special of 2017.  So…you know what you need to do – light my computer up!!

Okay – so tonight we’re going to take a look at a card I made with my favorite-est stamp set – the Christmas Happiness set.  Take a sneaky-peek:

I’ll be going live at 8pm Eastern over on my Stamps-N-Lingers Facebook Page.  If we get done in time – and we should, cuz it’s a pretty easy-peasy card – we’ll take a look at some 2018 Occasions and Sale-A-Bration goodies.  I mean – if you want to!

Hope to see y’all tonight! 🙂

TTFN

Mary


HOST CODE FOR 1 DEC – 15 DEC: 43XZQJ9P

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 Two-Level Ordering Special!  

Only Good Thru 11 Dec…

Level One….

I’m offering TRIPLE Peppermint Reward Points for orders of $50 or more (before shipping and taxes) between today and the end of the day on 11 Dec 17!  Don’t miss your chance to earn extra points towards a FREE $40 gift of your choice! When you gather up 16 peppermints, you’ll be able to select any product (or products!) valued at $40 and I’ll ship it directly to you for free! Normally, you earn one peppermint for each $25 you spend (before shipping and taxes). During this special – you’ll get THREE for each $25 when you spend $50 or more. 🙂 

For more information about my Peppermint Reward points (my buyer reward program) and to learn why TRIPLE PEPPERMINTS is so good, click here.

And – Level Two…

Bump up the goodness with FREE SHIPPING when your order (before taxes and shipping) is over $100!!  I’m offering free shipping on orders over $100 placed through me between today (4 Dec) and 11 Dec.  And – of course, you’ll also get those TRIPLE PEPPERMINTS!!

Here are the details:

For all orders of $100 or greater (before taxes and shipping) placed through me from now through Monday, 11 Dec, I’m offering free shipping.  Here are the two ways  you can order and receive your free shipping rebate:

  •  Place your order directly through my online store, and:
    • Provide me with your PayPal account e-mail and I’ll send you your shipping rebate via PayPal
  • Send me your order via email, I’ll deduct the shipping costs and send you an invoice through PayPal.

If you place your order online, don’t forget to add the host code (if your order is under $150) to get your free gift!  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 a free gift.

I hope you’ll take advantage of this super offer, y’all!  It’s not going to last long – only a few days remain!


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

My catalogs are here and they’ve headed out the door to my customers.  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.  And – of course, when you place an order over $50, you’ll get one, too!


The Great Year-End Sale Is Underway!

Hey, folks!  Grab these goodies – before they’re gone!

Check out the Retiring and Surplus Items List….  

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!

 

 As was previously announced, this second reservation window will remain open from December 5–30; however, during this reservation period we will take as many orders as we receive (yay!) and not close the window until December 30. So whether the total number of reservations is 100 or 100,000, the window will stay open!

We can’t wait for you to get your hands on your very own Stamparatus and look forward to seeing the projects you’ll make with this incredible stamping tool. 

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 

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  

We spent Saturday traveling – Finn had a BIG ride – and was quite ready to be done with that, thank-you-very-much!

I have lots of pictures of him – some so sweet….you’ll get a cavity just looking at him.

But – couldn’t get them from the phone to the computer on Saturday night.  So – you’ll have to make do with a picture from Friday’s “snow event”.

Can you see how long that branch is?!?  He kept picking it up and trying to carry it and it would get stuck between two trees.  So he’d drop it and circle round trying to come at it a different way.  He managed to moved it around some – but I don’t think he ever made it to his final destination.

Which I’m pretty sure was in the house! 😦

TTFN

M

 

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Stampin’ Up! Snowflake Sentiments for Stamp Ink Paper #128

Hey, y’all!  Welcome to Tuesday and another fun challenge from Stamp Ink Paper!  Before we get started, though, let me remind you that the next reservation window for the new Stamparatus is opening today at 2PM Mountain Time!  Be sure to get logged into my Online Store and place your reservation!

Onward! Our Stamp Ink Paper Challenge #128 this week is a theme challenge…

I decided to be a little obvious and used the Snowflake Sentiments and matching Swirly Snowflakes Thinlits.  And I added a little Sheltering Tree.  Take a look-see:  

I was also playing along with a couple of challenges to help me with colors and ideas!  

The first, from the Global Design Project, was a CASE the Designer challenge.  

And the second, from Sunday Stamps, informed the color combination!  

So – I started with a piece of the Cherrry Cobbler striped paper from the Be Merry DSP and matted it with Fast Fuse onto a Cherry Cobbler mat.  For the middle panel, I cut a smaller piece of Whisper White card stock.  Using wedges of Stampin’ Sponge, I started with Basic Gray Archival Ink around the top of the panel, and then transitioned to Smoky Slate.  I kept the bottom of the inked area sort of irregular – to look like snow drifts!  Pssst…even though there wasn’t any Pool Party in the challenge colors, I used just a bare touch of it in the gray sky to give it more depth and wintery color!!

Next up, I stamped the bare-limbed tree from the Sheltering Tree stamp set in Basic Gray Archival Ink.  Then I embossed the panel in the Soflty Falling TIEF and matted it on Cherry Cobbler.  

The sentiment, from the Snowflake Sentiments stamp set, is stamped in Cherry Cobbler ink on a piece of Vellum card stock and cut with the largest oval die in the Stitched Shapes Framelits.

 

I cut some snowflakes with the Swirly Snowflakes Thinlits.  The Silver Glimmer Paper snowflakes were cut with the long multi-snowflake die and snipped apart.  I adhered part of one them to the card front – where it would end up under the art panel.  Once it was down, I added the sponged and embossed panel with Fast Fuse and a touch of Liquid Glue (over the Glimmer Paper snowflake).  Then I added the second Silver snowflake with Liquid Glue.

The other snowflakes are cut from Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper.  I adhered them to the vellum sentiment oval and then used Mini Dimensionals under them and popped the oval onto the card front.

I made a Billie Moan bow with some new Silver Baker’s Twine from the 2018 Occasions Catalog and adhered it with a Glue Dot (and there’s a Mini Dimensional under it, too!).  I stuck one of the Dazzling Diamonds snowflakes on with another Glue Dot and then added a small Clear Facteted Gem.  I also added those Gems to the other snowflakes and the card front was done!

On the inside, I matted more of the Be Merry DSP on Cherry Cobbler and added a Cherry Cobbler-matted smaller Whisper White panel with Fast Fuse.  Then I adhered a Silver Glimmer Paper Swirly Snowflake die cut with Liquid Glue.

I Fast Fuse’d the liner into my Basic Gray card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals, and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got a snowflake from the Snowflake Sentiments stamp set – heat embossed in Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder – on the front…

…and more of the striped paper from the Be Merry DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I sorta love this gray snowy day – and the Softly Falling TIEF really helps it looks like snow drifts building up, don’t you think?  The Snowflake Sentiments stamp set and Swirly Snowflake Thinlits are carrying over at least into the Occasions Catalog – whoo-hoo – but the 10% off bundle price will go away – so grab it now if you don’t have it!!  Hope you like!

TTFN

Mary


HOST CODE FOR 1 DEC – 15 DEC: 43XZQJ9P

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 Two-Level Ordering Special!  

Only Good Thru 11 Dec…

Level One….

I’m offering TRIPLE Peppermint Reward Points for orders of $50 or more (before shipping and taxes) between today and the end of the day on 11 Dec 17!  Don’t miss your chance to earn extra points towards a FREE $40 gift of your choice! When you gather up 16 peppermints, you’ll be able to select any product (or products!) valued at $40 and I’ll ship it directly to you for free! Normally, you earn one peppermint for each $25 you spend (before shipping and taxes). During this special – you’ll get THREE for each $25 when you spend $50 or more. 🙂

For more information about my Peppermint Reward points (my buyer reward program) and to learn why TRIPLE PEPPERMINTS is so good, click here.

And – Level Two…

Bump up the goodness with FREE SHIPPING when your order (before taxes and shipping) is over $100!!  I’m offering free shipping on orders over $100 placed through me between today (4 Dec) and 11 Dec.  And – of course, you’ll also get those TRIPLE PEPPERMINTS!!

Here are the details:

For all orders of $100 or greater (before taxes and shipping) placed through me from now through Monday, 11 Dec, I’m offering free shipping.  Here are the two ways  you can order and receive your free shipping rebate:

  •  Place your order directly through my online store, and:
    • Provide me with your PayPal account e-mail and I’ll send you your shipping rebate via PayPal
  • Send me your order via email, I’ll deduct the shipping costs and send you an invoice through PayPal.

If you place your order online, don’t forget to add the host code (if your order is under $150) to get your free gift!  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 a free gift.

I hope you’ll take advantage of this super offer, y’all!  It’s not going to last long – less than a week to go!


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

I just ordered all my catalogs and they’ll be here early next week.  I’ll do my best to get them out the door by the weekend.  If you’ve ordered from me within the last year, you’re already on my list to receive a copy of the catalogs.

These are awesome Catalogs, y’all!!  I’m so excited for you to see it!

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.  I’ll be mailing them out just as quickly as I can once they arrive at my house!


The Great Year-End Sale Has Begun!

Get’cher smiles on folks and grab these goodies – before they’re gone!

Check out the Retiring and Surplus Items List….  

 

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


THE NEXT WINDOW OPENS TODAY AT 2PM MOUNTAIN TIME!

 

The results are in! The first Stamparatus reservation window reached its maximum number of reservations in just 15 minutes, which provided us with some very important information: You LOVE this new stamping tool! We couldn’t be more thrilled; in fact, your response was so amazing that we’ve decided to make some important adjustments to the reservation process.
As was previously announced, the second reservation window will remain open from December 5–30; however, during this reservation period we will take as many orders as we receive (yay!) and not close the window until December 30. So whether the total number of reservations is 100 or 100,000, the window will stay open!

We can’t wait for you to get your hands on your very own Stamparatus and look forward to seeing the projects you’ll make with this incredible stamping tool. 

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!!


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT 


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Basic Gray Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, scored and folded at 4 1/4″)

Cherry Cobbler Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and inner liner); 3 3/8″ x 4 5/8″ (mats for smaller card front and inner liner panels)

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 1/4″ x 4 1/2″ (embossed front panel and inner liner panel)

Be Merry DSP:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); envelope flap

Dazzling Diamonds and Silver Glimmer Paper:  Swirly Snowflakes Thinlits die cut snowflakes

Vellum Card Stock: 3 1/8″ Stitched Shapes oval (sentiment)

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  

Thought I’d show you a couple more shots of our meeting yesterday!  We had so much fun – and so did the Man!  Although – he was awfully busy…

Monitoring the activities of his little “flock”…

…wondering what in the world his mom is doing that’s making her look so danged goofy…

…and finally…well.  He’s not in this picture.  He’s behind me snoring.  A guy still has to get his nap time in!!

I just wanted to show you this one – it’s a great shot of us all intently making our Bubble Over cards – that I’ll share with you a little later this week! We have so much fun at our meetings. Wouldn’t you like to join us?!?  🙂

TTFN

M

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Stampin’ Up! Birds, Blooms and a Petal Palette Sneak Peek!

Well.  It’s happened.  Monday.

That’s all I’m going to say on that front, okay?

We had a great weekend, Finn and I, including a wonderful time at Amy’s Krew meeting yesterday!  He had a great time entertaining all the ladies and supervising our card making!

If you were able to join me last night for my Facebook Live video – I thank you for spending part of your Sunday with me!  If not, but would like to watch the replay, check it out on YouTube right here.

So – here’s a way to know that you’ve become a serious card maker.  You “see” cards and ideas everywhere.  Backgrounds in tile and carpet.  Sentiments on church signs.  Color combinations in gardens.  Card fronts in catalogs.  Case in point – the other day I was thumbing thru my Coldwater Creek catalog.  

Looking for clothes to add to my list for the “end” of my diet.  And saw…

 

My new decorating philosophy is “first add no new dust-catchers” – so, I didn’t see something to hang on the wall.  I saw a card front!  I saw the Cable Knit Dynamic TIEF, some Wood Tectures DSP, the Birds & Blooms Thinlits, and…the new only-available-to-demonstrators Petal Palette stamp set and matching Petals & More Thinlits.  So I got busy and came up with this.  Take a look-see:

What do you think?

This one played along with a couple of challenges – the first is an Anything Goes from the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.

And the second, from the Paper Craft Crew  – rather loosely! – helped me with the layout!

I began by embossing a panel of Whisper White in the Cable Knit Dynamic TIEF – it’s a little smaller than the card front which is a piece of Wood Textures DSP.

Using the  wonderful leaves image in the 2018 Occasions Catalog stamp set called Petal Palette (we got to see this one early – just one of the many perks of being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator!), I stamped them a few times in Craft Whisper White Ink.  And to add even more texture, once the ink was dry (I might have helped it along with my Heat Tool!) I embossed the panel in the Pinewood Planks Dynamic TIEF.

Then I cut the bird image with the die from the Birds & Blooms Thinlits (Annual Catalog).

I quite generously applied Stampin’ Dimensionals – both regular and Mini – behind the now embossed and bird-die-cut Wood Textures panel and popped it over my Cable Knit embossed Whisper White Panel.  Then I Fast Fuse’d it to a Cherry Cobbler mat.

For my decorations, I cut some Pretty Pines Thinlits pine boughs from a little Old Olive and Black plaid paper from the Merry Little Christmas DSP and a couple of Cherry Cobbler berries.  The wonderful, beautiful, exquisite….add in any superlatives you’d like here, there can’t be too many!…Whisper White leafy branches are cut with the Petals & More Thinlits.  Oh my gosh, you guys…these are just…the best!

I adhered my decorations to the card front with Liquid Glue.

My sentiment is from the soon-to-retire Musical Season stamp set.  I used my Early Espresso and Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Write Markers to color just the words and the little dots and stamped it on a Whisper White strip.  I cut a banner in one end and edged it with the Cherry Cobbler Maker.  Then I popped it on with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I made a Billie Moan bow from Linen Thread and added it with a Glue Dot.

To finish it off, I colored some Pearl Basic Jewels with the Dark Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blend – works perfectly, y’all! – and added them here and there on the card front and sentiment banner.

On the inside, I wanted to recreate the woodsy leaves that I’d stamped on the front.  But…I also wanted room and a light color to write a greeting on.

What to do? What to do?

Well….I used the Kissing Technique.  Here’s how it goes:

  • Lay your Hardwood Background Stamp on your work surface, rubber side up.
  • Ink it with Soft Suede Ink.
  • Use the petal stamp from the Petal Palette stamp set (when you can get it in January!) and ink it with Crumb Cake ink.
  • “Stamp” the leaves on the Hardwood stamp- twice – turning it a little between stamps.
  • Stamp the image on a Whisper White panel.
  • Repeat

And here’s what you’ll get:

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Cherry Cobbler mat and into my Early Espresso 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 Petal Palette leaves on the front…

…and a bit more Wood Textures DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  What do you think?  Not identical, but…I was tickled with how it turned out!  I do believe this Petal Palette bundle (with the Petals & More Thinlits is going to be a heavy heavy favorite when the 2018 Occasions Catalog hits the streets, don’t you!?!  Hope you like!

TTFN

Mary


HOST CODE FOR 1 DEC – 15 DEC: 43XZQJ9P

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.


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

I just ordered all my catalogs and they’ll be here early next week.  I’ll do my best to get them out the door by the weekend.  If you’ve ordered from me within the last year, you’re already on my list to receive a copy of the catalogs.

These are awesome Catalogs, y’all!!  I’m so excited for you to see it!

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.  I’ll be mailing them out just as quickly as I can once they arrive at my house!


The Great Year-End Sale Has Begun!

Get’cher smiles on folks and grab these goodies – before they’re gone!

Check out the Retiring and Surplus Items List….  

That list contains all of the retiring and surplus items featured in the Year-End Sales Event.  Retiring products will no longer be available for purchase after January 2, 2018.  Make note:  some of the retiring items listed are bundles that won’t be available once the Holiday Catalog goes away – but the stamp set and/or matching dies will be around (just not for the 10% savings bundled price!) at least for a little while.  So – if those are on your wish list – now’s the time to snap them up and save.

And you can see the list of items carrying over from the Holiday Catalog into the Occasions Catalog right here or click on the image below to open the full PDF list. 

Here’s a link right to the Year End Sale goodies in my Online Store!


CHANGE IN STAMPARATUS RESERVATION WINDOWS!!  

YOU NEED TO READ THIS MESSAGE FROM STAMPIN’ UP!

The results are in! The first Stamparatus reservation window reached its maximum number of reservations in just 15 minutes, which provided us with some very important information: You LOVE this new stamping tool! We couldn’t be more thrilled; in fact, your response was so amazing that we’ve decided to make some important adjustments to the reservation process.
As was previously announced, the second reservation window will remain open from December 5–30; however, during this reservation period we will take as many orders as we receive (yay!) and not close the window until December 30. So whether the total number of reservations is 100 or 100,000, the window will stay open!
Please note the following changes:
  • Beginning March 19, we will ship Stamparatuses in the order the reservations were received (first in, first out) and continue through the next few months and beyond as product arrives in our warehouse. Because shipment dates are based on manufacturing lead times, not all of the reservations made during the December 5–30 window will ship on March 19 (as was previously announced).
  • In order to accommodate demand, limits have changed as follows:
    • One reservation per customer and one per demonstrator.
    • Because we are not limiting the maximum number of reservations for the second window, we will not offer a third window. This is the last chance for you and your customers to reserve a Stamparatus before it becomes available in the 2018-2019 annual catalog.

Please note what has not changed:

  • If you reserved more than one stamping tool during the first reservation period, that number will not change; you will still receive the same number you reserved.If you reserved one or more stamping tool(s) during the first reservation period, you may still order during the second window.
  • The reservation window will open at 2:00 PM (MT) on December 5.

We can’t wait for you to get your hands on your very own Stamparatus and look forward to seeing the projects you’ll make with this incredible stamping tool. 

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!!


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT 


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

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

Cherry Cobbler Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and inner liner); Pretty Pines thinlits die cut berries – x 3

Whisper White Card Stock: approx 3 3/4″ x 5″ (embossed panel behind bird); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); 1/2″ x 2 3/8″ (sentiment); Petal Palette die cut leaves

Merry Little Christmas DSP:  Pretty Pines thinlit pine boughs – x2

Wood Textures DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); Card Front Builder Thinlits die cuts; 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  

Today was The Big Excursion!  We drove north a ways to attend our Inkin’ Krew meeting.  It’s a long-isn drive – further than Finn’s been since we got him (well, except for the big drive bringing him home!).

Y’all.  He.  Was.  So.  GOOD!!!

He wiggled his little wiggler so hard I think it might be sprained.

And – as I type this on Sunday evening, he’s flat sacked out.  One tired little Man!

He greeted everyone – and all the ladies were so good to help me with our training – not petting him until he was settled down a little.  Thank you, ladies!

He gave hugs…

….he supervised the cutting station (he takes his work veeeerry seriously!)…

…gave a few more kisses….

…and then…he…napped.

What a good boy he is!!

TTFN

M

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Stampin’ Up! Petal Palette Video Sneak Peek!

Well, it’s Sunday – and you know what that means, right?

Yep – it’s the day for a sneak peek of the card we’re going to make tonight on my Stamps-N-Lingers Facebook Live video!  I’ll go live at 8pm Eastern – after our day making cards and having fun at our Inkin’ Krew Meeting!  I’m going to be using several different sets – including the new Petal Palette stamp set and matching Petals & More Thinlits – and a few other goodies.  Take a sneaky peek:

Hope you’ll be able to join me – here’s a link!

TTFN

Mary


HOST CODE FOR 1 DEC – 15 DEC: 43XZQJ9P

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.


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

I just ordered all my catalogs and they’ll be here early next week and I’ll do my best to get them out the door by the weekend.  If you’ve ordered from me within the last year, you’re already on my list to receive a copy of the catalogs.

These are awesome Catalogs, y’all!!  I’m so excited for you to see it!

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.  I’ll be mailing them out just as quickly as I can once they arrive at my house!


The Great Year-End Sale Has Begun!

Get’cher smiles on folks and grab these goodies – before they’re gone!

Check out the Retiring and Surplus Items List….  

That list contains all of the retiring and surplus items featured in the Year-End Sales Event.  Retiring products will no longer be available for purchase after January 2, 2018.  Make note:  some of the retiring items listed are bundles that won’t be available once the Holiday Catalog goes away – but the stamp set and/or matching dies will be around (just not for the 10% savings bundled price!) at least for a little while.  So – if those are on your wish list – now’s the time to snap them up and save.

And you can see the list of items carrying over from the Holiday Catalog into the Occasions Catalog right here or click on the image below to open the full PDF list. 

Here’s a link right to the Year End Sale goodies in my Online Store!


CHANGE IN STAMPARATUS RESERVATION WINDOWS!!  

YOU NEED TO READ THIS MESSAGE FROM STAMPIN’ UP!

The results are in! The first Stamparatus reservation window reached its maximum number of reservations in just 15 minutes, which provided us with some very important information: You LOVE this new stamping tool! We couldn’t be more thrilled; in fact, your response was so amazing that we’ve decided to make some important adjustments to the reservation process.
As was previously announced, the second reservation window will remain open from December 5–30; however, during this reservation period we will take as many orders as we receive (yay!) and not close the window until December 30. So whether the total number of reservations is 100 or 100,000, the window will stay open!
Please note the following changes:
  • Beginning March 19, we will ship Stamparatuses in the order the reservations were received (first in, first out) and continue through the next few months and beyond as product arrives in our warehouse. Because shipment dates are based on manufacturing lead times, not all of the reservations made during the December 5–30 window will ship on March 19 (as was previously announced).
  • In order to accommodate demand, limits have changed as follows:
    • One reservation per customer and one per demonstrator.
    • Because we are not limiting the maximum number of reservations for the second window, we will not offer a third window. This is the last chance for you and your customers to reserve a Stamparatus before it becomes available in the 2018-2019 annual catalog.

Please note what has not changed:

  • If you reserved more than one stamping tool during the first reservation period, that number will not change; you will still receive the same number you reserved.If you reserved one or more stamping tool(s) during the first reservation period, you may still order during the second window.
  • The reservation window will open at 2:00 PM (MT) on December 5.

We can’t wait for you to get your hands on your very own Stamparatus and look forward to seeing the projects you’ll make with this incredible stamping tool. 

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!!


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  

We did it!

Went to the Puppy Tubs (yes, that’s the name of the “dog spa”!).

And it was…awesome!

My Finn – who is no-doubt the smartest dog on the entire planet! – climbed up in the tub.  Climbed back out – after a good scrubbing and only shaking all over me three times!  Then managed to overcome his concern over the “drying station”.  

And came out the other side shiny, soft and beauteous!  And showing off to anyone who would look!

Eighteen bucks.  Forty-Five minutes.  A ride in the car for the Man.  No dog hair in my tub.  No 7000 soaked towels. Bathroom not flooded.  Clean and shiny dog?

Priceless!!

TTFN

M

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Stampin’ Up! Carols of Merry Little Christmas Labels

‘Sup, y’all?!?  Don’t want to scare you, but…there are only 23 days until Christmas.

Serious.

Twenty.  Three.  Days.

Yikes!

Last week, in the spirit of Christmas, I made a few gift tags for y’all to make for yourself.  This was one of them….

I may or may not have mentioned that I was thinking on a card to follow along in this same vein.

So…I used the Carols of Christmas bundle (with the Card Front Builder Thinlits) and the Merry Little Labels stamp set.  Not for nothing – these are retiring sets – so…if you love them, get them now.  They’ll only be around until they’re gone.  Anywho – take a look-see:

I started with more of the Old Olive and Basic Black plaid paper from the going-away-soon Merry Little Christmas DSP and matted it on Basic Black.

To make the large label – I used the largest die in the Lots of Labels Framelits.  I wanted the label to be longer than the die would allow on its own, so I ran the Crumb Cake card stock about halfway thru the Big Shot – so that I only cut one end of the label.  Then I turned it around and finished the label by running the other end thru.

I added some faux stitches with my Old Olive Stampin’ Write Marker and punched a hole in the top with my 1/8″ Handheld Circle Punch.

I inked up the Merry Little Labels sentiment with Versamark and then covered all but the words and stamped it on the top of the label.  Then I sprinkled it with White Stampin Emboss Powder and heated it with my Heat Tool.

I also heat embossed the stars and deer image from the Carols of Christmas stamp set in White.  With the stars and moon die in the Card Front Builder Thinlits, I cut out some stars and sparkles and adhered them to the top with little dabs of Liquid Glue.

Thank I ran a length of Jute Twine thru the hole at the top of the label and secured it with a couple of Glue Dots.  Then I popped the label onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I cut several of the pretty trees with the dies in the Card Front Builder Thinlits (boy, I will miss these beautiful trees!!) in Whisper White and used Liquid Glue to adhere two of them directly to the label.  The two single trees are adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals (the tree on the left) and Liquid Glue/Dimensionals.

I used my thankfully-not-retiring favorite Pretty Pines Thinlits to cut some pine boughs from the Merry Little Christmas DSP and adhered them at the top with Liquid Glue.  

To finish off the card front, I tied a bow from Jute Twine and attached it at the top with another Glue Dot.

On the inside, I used a Crumb Cake panel for the inner liner and added faux stitches with my Old Olive Stampin’ Write Marker.  Then I heat embossed – in White – more of the stars and the deer from the Carols of Christmas stamp set.

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Basic Black mat and into my Crumb Cake card base.  Then I added another Whisper White Card Front Builder Thinlits tree with Liquid Glue, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got a couple of the trees cut from the plaid Merry Little Christmas DSP on the front…

…and more of the plaid on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Merry Little Labels and the Carols of Christmas bundle are going away, y’all!  Like I said at the top – if you love them…get them soon, before they’re gone for good!  Hope you like!

TTFN

Mary


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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.


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

I just ordered all my catalogs and they’ll be here early next week and I’ll do my best to get them out the door by the weekend.  If you’ve ordered from me within the last year, you’re already on my list to receive a copy of the catalogs.

These are awesome Catalogs, y’all!!  I’m so excited for you to see it!

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.  I’ll be mailing them out just as quickly as I can once they arrive at my house!


The Great Year-End Sale Has Begun!

Get’cher smiles on folks and grab these goodies – before they’re gone!

Check out the Retiring and Surplus Items List….  

That list contains all of the retiring and surplus items featured in the Year-End Sales Event.  Retiring products will no longer be available for purchase after January 2, 2018.  Make note:  some of the retiring items listed are bundles that won’t be available once the Holiday Catalog goes away – but the stamp set and/or matching dies will be around (just not for the 10% savings bundled price!) at least for a little while.  So – if those are on your wish list – now’s the time to snap them up and save.

And you can see the list of items carrying over from the Holiday Catalog into the Occasions Catalog right here or click on the image below to open the full PDF list. 

Here’s a link right to the Year End Sale goodies in my Online Store!


CHANGE IN STAMPARATUS RESERVATION WINDOWS!!  

YOU NEED TO READ THIS MESSAGE FROM STAMPIN’ UP!

The results are in! The first Stamparatus reservation window reached its maximum number of reservations in just 15 minutes, which provided us with some very important information: You LOVE this new stamping tool! We couldn’t be more thrilled; in fact, your response was so amazing that we’ve decided to make some important adjustments to the reservation process.
As was previously announced, the second reservation window will remain open from December 5–30; however, during this reservation period we will take as many orders as we receive (yay!) and not close the window until December 30. So whether the total number of reservations is 100 or 100,000, the window will stay open!
Please note the following changes:
  • Beginning March 19, we will ship Stamparatuses in the order the reservations were received (first in, first out) and continue through the next few months and beyond as product arrives in our warehouse. Because shipment dates are based on manufacturing lead times, not all of the reservations made during the December 5–30 window will ship on March 19 (as was previously announced).
  • In order to accommodate demand, limits have changed as follows:
    • One reservation per customer and one per demonstrator.
    • Because we are not limiting the maximum number of reservations for the second window, we will not offer a third window. This is the last chance for you and your customers to reserve a Stamparatus before it becomes available in the 2018-2019 annual catalog.

Please note what has not changed:

  • If you reserved more than one stamping tool during the first reservation period, that number will not change; you will still receive the same number you reserved.If you reserved one or more stamping tool(s) during the first reservation period, you may still order during the second window.
  • The reservation window will open at 2:00 PM (MT) on December 5.

We can’t wait for you to get your hands on your very own Stamparatus and look forward to seeing the projects you’ll make with this incredible stamping tool. 

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!!


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT 


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Crumb Cake Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); 2 7/8″ x 4 3/8″ (tag on front); 3 3/4″ x 5″ (inner liner)

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

Whisper White Card Stock: Card Front Builder Thinlits die cuts

Merry Little Christmas DSP: 3 3/4″ x 5″ (card front); Card Front Builder Thinlits die cuts; envelope flap

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


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Finn Fan Fix  

So – y’all remember that Sunday is “card making day” for Finn.

Or – card making watching!

Based on the clues wafting to my nostrils whenever I hug the little Man – which is a lot – I think we might need to make a trip to the Puppy Tubs today.

I asked him his thoughts on the matter.

He didn’t need any words.

Anyone doubt his opinion??

TTFN

M

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Stampin’ Up! Musical Good Tidings for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop



Happy Thursday, y’all – and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! It’s color week here on the Hop – and these are wonderful colors together!  Be sure to check out all the ladies’ projects when you get done here!  

This really is one of my very favorite color combinations!

I decided to go straight up Christmas – didja doubt it??  To that end – I used the lovely Good Tidings stamp set and my fave Merry Music Specialty DSP.  Take a look-see:

I also borrowed a layout from this week’s Paper Players sketch challenge!

It’s there – turn your head on your side and you’ll see it! 😉

And the Christmas theme works perfectly with this week’s Global Design Project challenge!

I started with a piece of the Merry Music Specialty DSP and cut a large oval from the middle with a Stitched Shapes Framelits die.

Now – upon further reflection – if you make this card, please stamp your sentiment and holly first and then cut the oval.  It will be ever so much easier for you!

Duh.  What a goof, Mary!

It still worked out even though I did things bass-ackwards!

First I stamped the big and beautiful sentiment from the Good Tidings stamp set in Basic Black Archival Ink in the oval – cheating towards the bottom right…

For the holly – I used Old Olive and Basic Black.  I stamped the first image – and I stamped it a couple of times to really get a dark leaf – in  Old Olive.  I stamped the second image (the detailed leaf) in the Basic Black Archival Ink.  I used Cherry Cobbler and stamped both of the berry images.

I matted the oval on a Cherry Cobbler scalloped oval and Fast Fuse’d the card front to its own Cherry Cobbler mat.  I adhered a length of Basic Black 3/8″ Shimmer Ribbon around the panel, securing it in the back with scotch tape and used a short length of the Shimmer Ribbon to tie a faux bow.  Then I used Liquid Glue to add the matted sentiment over the top – being sure to get the music all lined up!  

I stamped another large holly sprig and one of the smaller sprigs on some Whisper White card stock and fussy cut it.  Then I popped them over the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals and Liquid Glue.

I brushed Clear Wink of Stella over the fussy cut leaves to add a little shimmer.  Then I made some berries by coloring Pearl Basic Jewels with my Dark Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blends Marker!  When I added them to the holly, the card front was done! 🙂

On the inside Whisper White panel, I added more Old Olive and Basic Black holly sprigs from Good Tidings (brushing them with Clear Wink) and a second sentiment in Basic Black Archival Ink.  Then I matted the panel on Cherry Cobbler and repeated my Basic Black 3/8″ Shimmer Ribbon treatment.

I Fast Fuse’d the panel 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 another Good Tidings holly sprig on the front…

…and some more of the Merry Music Specialty DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  How pretty is that color combination, y’all!?!  And when used with the beautiful Good Tidings stamp set and some Merry Music Specialty DSP – instant Christmas glam!!  Hope you like!

Now that you’ve seen my project, please take a little time to visit all the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hoppers today!

If you click on the Next Blog button, you’ll go right to Jari Francis’ page. And you can just click on the names below to go direct to all the blogs!

Amy Koenders

Shelagh Freemantle

Mary Deatherage – YOU ARE HERE!

Jari Francis

Jaimie Babarczy

Have fun on the Hop!!

TTFN

Mary


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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.


The Great Year-End Sale is Almost Here!

We’re wishing 2017 a fond farewell by throwing a Year-End Sales Event in its honor!  Starting on Friday, you’ll be smiling over special deals on select retiring and surplus items while supplies last.

The Year-End Sales Event will run from 1 December 2017  to 2 January 2018 and supplies are limited.

The Online Store will be down between midnight and 3 AM (MT) on Friday, 1 December and the sale will start just as soon as the online store comes back up – like…really really early on Friday!!  So – set your alarm and get up bright and early – remember, supplies are limited to what’s on hand – when it’s gone it’s gone!! Here’s a link right to my Online Store!


The Next Stamparatus Reservation 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!!


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″)

Cherry Cobbler Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3 1/2″ scalloped oval (mat for art panel on front)

Whisper White Card Stock:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); fussy cut Good Tidings holly sprigs

Merry Music Specialty DSP:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front – with 3 1/4″ stitched shapes oval cut out); 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!


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