Collage card

Stampin’ Up! Hugs, Prayers and Love from Positive Thoughts!

Happy National Tortilla Chip Day!

Yep – that’s a real thing!

So…you’re duty bound to go your nearest Mexican food restaurant and eat chips and salsa.  Do it for your country! 😉

With that out of the way, and my public service complete for the day, let’s get on with a card, shall we?  I made a little collage for you (shocking, I know!) using the Positive Thoughts stamp set – and the coordinating Nature’s Thoughts Dies (part of the 2020 Coordination Product Release!).  Take a look-see:

The layout was inspired by this week’s CAS(E) This Sketch challenge.

On a piece of Crumb Cake card stock, using my Stamparatus, I stamped the Positive Thoughts sentiment in Mossy Meadow ink.  Then I cut it using the die from Stitched So Sweetly.

I placed a card-front sized piece of Crumb Cake into the Stamparatus and laid the sentiment label in place in the corner.  Then, I stamped the flower from Positive Thoughts in Terracotta Tile.  Then I picked up the label and inked and stamped the image a second time.  I laid the label back down, moved the stamp on the Stamparatus panel – and repeated the process a second time.

I did the same process all over again a couple more times – this time with the leaf image in Mossy Meadow.  I stamped that image twice in each spot without re-inking to help create some more depth.

Then I matted the panel on Terracotta Tile card stock.

I picked up the sentiment label and stamped the feather image in Terracotta Tile a few times without re-inking.

With the dies from the coordinating Nature’s Thoughts die set, I cut some Mossy Meadow and Vellum cardstock leaves.  Using Terracotta Tile cardstock, I spritzed a piece with some water with my Stampin’ Spritzer, then I cut two feathers.  I lightly sponged the edges of the feathers with Terracotta Tile using a Sponge Dauber and curled them slightly.

I laid out all the pieces and parts – including a Linen Thread double-loop bow – and took a picture.

I adhered all the elements – leaves and feathers – with Liquid Glue.  Then I popped the sentiment onto with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I adhered the bow with a Glue Dot….

…added a tiny Terracotta Tile butterfly (yes, cut with a die from the Nature’s Promise die set) and a few Terracotta Tile 2019-2021 In Color Faceted Dots.

And…the card front was done!

On the inside, I used the Stamparatus to add a second sentiment from Positive Thoughts in Mossy Meadow to a Crumb Cake panel.  Over that, I added the flower in stamped-off-once Terracotta Tile ink.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Terracotta Tile mat and into my Mossy Meadow card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got a few flowers on the front – in Terracotta Tile that I stamped three times without re-inking.

…and I added the leaf image in Mossy Meadow on the back of the envelope.

Et Voila!  Positive Thoughts is one of my very favorite stamp sets in the 2020 Jan – Jun Mini Catalog and I am SO happy to have the matching Nature’s Thoughts Dies!!

…especially that tiny butterfly!  So stinkin’ sweet!!  I hope you like – and will grab these two goodies up quick like the Cadbury Easter bunny! 🙂

TTFN

M

 

 

 

P.S.  Don’t lose sight of ALL the great 2020 Coordination Products, okay?  Check them all out!


HOST CODE FOR 16 FEB – 29 FEB: 3NHJPR2S

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


SAB Kerchief Kit Has Sold Out

Stampin’ Up! let us know that we’ve sold out of the Kerchief Card Kit (item 152319). As a reminder, supplies are limited for products from the Sale-A-Bration brochure and may run out before the end of the promotion. We’re sorry for any inconvenience this may cause, and we thank you for your understanding.


Sale-A-Bration….is a GREAT TIME to Join My Stampin’ Up! Family!

If you’ve ever thought of joining Stampin’ Up! as a Demonstrator (I’d love to have you on my team!), Sale-A-bration is an awesome time to join!

Whether you’d like to start a business or would simply like the great discount, we’re here to support you however you need!

If you have EVER considered joining the team – then during this year’s Sale-A-Bration is definitely the time to take the step!  The SU! Starter Kit is one of the best deals going.  You pay just $99 (plus tax) and it includes Free Shipping!  For that $99 – you get to select $125 worth of SU! product – plus you get Mini Paper Cutter, the 6” x 6” DSP Sampler and your choice of an extra stamp set!  Pretty awesome deal.  Remember – there’s no commitment – no need to sell, have a blog or anything else.  Just collect that 20-25% discount on everything you purchase for as long as you remain active.

Any time is always a great time to join and get that big discount for yourself, but Sale-a-bration is a really awesome time to join with lots of extra benefits with your kit!

There are lots more details to be found on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions Page.

Or…are you ready to go?  Click here and scroll down to click on the “join now” button and select your Starter Kit now!

Let me know if you have any questions at stamps-n-lingers@comcast.net.


February Thirty One LIMITED TIME OFFER!!

Introducing the Cinch-Up Bin, only available 13 – 29 Feb or while supplies last!


Available at a great price of just $12, this versatile style comes in five prints, including three NEW Spring looks:

The item number is 9595.

Similar to our best-selling Littles Carry-All Caddy, this stylish bin has a cinch-top closure to keep everything safe and secure.  Take advantage of the low price and get multiples – one for the car, one for the house and one as a gift!

It’s also great when paired with the popular Small Utility Tote…

 

…featured in this month’s Customer Special.

The Small Utility Tote is SUCH a great size – there are hundreds of uses around the house – in the car – at work!!

How many ways can you think of that you could use a Small Utility Tote?  Check it out – here’s 131 ways!

And – I’ve got a Party open when you’re ready to add a few Cinch Up Bins (did you SEE the hedgehogs?!?) and Small Utility Totes to your collection!

Happy organizing!


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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Mossy Meadow Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); Nature’s Promise die cut leaves

Terracotta Tile Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and inner liner);  Nature’s Promise die cut feathers and butterfly

Crumb Cake Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); Stitched So Sweetly die cut label (sentiment)

Vellum Card Stock:  Nature’s Promise die cut leaves

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


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Finn Fan Fix


This was our day here in GA.

See how wet they are? 🙁

Had to play THIS game way too many times.

Kind of dreary.  Bleh.

TTFN
M

Categories: 2020 Coordination Products, 2020 January - June Mini Catalog, 2020 Occasions Mini Catalog, Collage card, Everyday, Friendship, Joining Special, Recruiting Special, Thirty-One Gifts, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , | 18 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Peaceful Parisian Poppies Double Flip Fun Fold!

Good Friday morning, y’all!!  Another week – done!   Did it feel shorter (and hence…better!) with the Monday holiday??

If you were able to join me for my YouTube Live Video yesterday –  I appreciate you spending some of your day with me!  If not, but you’d like to see the replay on YouTube…here ’tis!

I saw this Double Flip-Fold card on France Martin’s blog and thought it was so fun and easy….which it totally is!  I decided to use the Peaceful Moments Bundle and Painted Poppy stamp set – combined with gorgeous Parisian Blossom Specialty DSP.  Take a look-see:

The front of the card was already close to the FUSION sketch challenge this week – I simply modified the position of the flip portion (sliding it to the rigth instead of centered like a “normal” double-flip).  That gave me more room to collagify!

I started with the “first” card base – Basic Black at 4 1/4″ x 8 1/2″ and scored and folded it at 5 1/2″.  The “Flip” is Basic Black, 3″ x 8 1/2″, scored and folded at 4 1/4″.

I used the gorgeous Parisian Blossoms Specialty DSP on the front short panel of the first card base and on the inside back – both pieces are matted on Pool Party and adhered with Liquid Glue.

On the flip card base, I used my Stamparatus to stamp the sentiments from Peaceful Moments in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on two Whisper White panels.  On the inside panel, I also stamped two of the flowers from the Painted Poppies stamp set in Basic Gray – then I colored them with my Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends Combo.   I matted each on Pool Party and adhered them inside the smaller flip card base.

Using Liquid Glue, I adhered the small card inside the larger card base.

For my collage, I used multiple dies from the Poppy Moments Die set to cut my flower and a bevy of leaf parts.  The flower has a solid piece of Petal Pink (I used a Sponge Dauber to ink the edges with Petal Pink ink) then I adhered a Basic Gray detailed flower with Liquid Glue. I cut a large flower center from Champagne Foil and adhered it with Liquid Glue, then I popped a smaller Black Foil center on top with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

For the leaves, I cut solid and detailed leaves in Pool Party and Champagne Foil, and also in Pool Party vellum from the So Very Vellum Specialty DSP (coming on 3 March in the second Sale-A-Bration Release!).  I glued the leaf parts together and then…started doing my dry-fit on the front of the card (which is the front of the smaller flip card base!

When I was happy – I took a picture with my phone…

Then I picked up the flower and took a second picture.

I adhered all the leaves with Liquid Glue.

Using Whisper White Solid Baker’s Twine, I made a loose double-loop figure-eight (I show this in the video!) and stuck it in the middle of the leaves with a couple of Glue Dots.  Then I popped the flower over top with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I added a Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewel – and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got another Painted Poppies flower in Basic Gray and Petal Pink on the front…

…and a little more Parisian Blossoms Specialty DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  This Double-Flip Fun Fold is crazy easy so I hope you’ll try it soon!  I also wanted you to see how well the Peaceful Moments and Painted Poppies Bundles work with other papers like this Parisian Blossoms Specialty DSP!  The Peaceful Poppies DSP is gorgeous but…don’t be afraid to mix-and-match!  I hope you like! 🙂

If you want to re-create this card – all the Stampin’ Up! products you need are listed down below along with the card cuts!

TTFN

M

 

 

 

P.S.  Do you pre-cut card bases?  So that you’ve got them all ready to roll and make cards?  If you do – then you might be interested in a new storage solution from Stamp-N-Storage!  Check out the new 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ Paper Holder (available for IKEA, too!)

With three options available, you can neatly organize your 5.5×8.5 sheets, keeping them visible and easy to access. Choose the Standard option to set on your desk or cabinet, or choose between two different options for IKEA®. Each slot fits approximately 35-40* sheets of cardstock.

Number of Slots:

Standard: 15 slots
For IKEA®: 15 slots
Double for IKEA®: 30 slots

*35-40 sheets per slot is an estimate and may be more or less depending on the weight and brand of your cardstock.


HOST CODE FOR 16 FEB – 29 FEB: 3NHJPR2S

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


Metallic Baker’s Twine & Sequins Combo Pack

Stampin’ Up! posted the following update about the Sale-a-bration Metallic Baker’s Twine & Sequins Combo Pack today:

We have SOLD OUT of the Metallic Baker’s Twine & Sequins Combo Pack (item 152314). As a reminder, supplies are limited for products from the Sale-A-Bration brochure and may run out before the end of the promotion. We’re sorry for any inconvenience this may cause, and we thank you for your understanding.

But – I DO have some good news!  The Golden Honey DSP is BACK IN STOCK again and is available as a Sale-a-bration selection with an order of $50+!  Whoo-hoo!

So get your orders in soon so that you don’t miss out on getting that awesome paper!


Sale-A-Bration….is a GREAT TIME to Join the My Stampin’ Up! Family!

If you’ve ever thought of joining Stampin’ Up! as a Demonstrator (I’d love to have you on my team!), Sale-A-bration is an awesome time to join!

Whether you’d like to start a business or would simply like the great discount, we’re here to support you however you need!

If you have EVER considered joining the team – then during this year’s Sale-A-Bration is definitely the time to take the step!  The SU! Starter Kit is one of the best deals going.  You pay just $99 (plus tax) and it includes Free Shipping!  For that $99 – you get to select $125 worth of SU! product – plus you get Mini Paper Cutter, the 6” x 6” DSP Sampler and your choice of an extra stamp set!  Pretty awesome deal.  Remember – there’s no commitment – no need to sell, have a blog or anything else.  Just collect that 20-25% discount on everything you purchase for as long as you remain active.

Any time is always a great time to join and get that big discount for yourself, but Sale-a-bration is a really awesome time to join with lots of extra benefits with your kit!

There are lots more details to be found on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions Page.

Or…are you ready to go?  Click here and scroll down to click on the “join now” button and select your Starter Kit now!

Let me know if you have any questions at stamps-n-lingers@comcast.net.


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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Basic Black Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 8 1/2″ (First card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); 3″ x 8 1/2″ (Second “flip” card base)

Pool Party Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for inner liner on “first” card base); 2 3/4″ x 4″ ( x3 – mats for DSP on short front panel of “first” card base; front and inside of “flip” card base); Poppy Moments detailed and solid die cut leaves

Whisper White Card Stock:  2 5/8″ x 3 7/8″ (x2 – front and inside of “flip” card base)

Basic Gray Card Stock: Poppy Moments detailed flower die cut

Petal Pink Card Stock: Poppy Moments solid flower die cut

Champagne Foil: Poppy Moments detailed and solid die cut leaves; Poppy Moments die cut flower center

Black Foil: Poppy Moments die cut flower center

So Very Vellum Specialty DSP: Poppy Moments detailed and solid die cut leaves

Parisian Blossoms DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner on “first” card base); 2 5/8″ x 3 7/8″ (short front panel of “first” card base); 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 Wednesday, we picked up a new toilet.

Yes – the life of a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator is glamourous, indeed.

We’ve needed a new toilet for a minute – in our second bathroom.

By minute, I mean…well.  A MINUTE!

FINALLY broke down and paid for a “special order” toilet.  Meaning – we wanted it in bone.  Seriously?!?  BONE is a “special order”?!?

Why yes.  Yes it is.

Anywho – we finally got it.

So the menfolk put it in on Wednesday evening.

Gettin’ that old one out’s gonna be a booger, Dad.  You’re prolly gonna get wet!

Wiggle it, Dad – you gotta get it down on that wax thingy!

Doya need a tool or anything??  I’m a little thirsty…..how much longer were ya thinkin’??

Hmmm.  Those’r some complicated directions.  Why we reading directions??  We MEN!  Don’t need no stinkin’ directions!

Mary’s note:  that last picture is probably Pulitzer worthy.  Rare sighting of y-chromosomes reading instructions!

TTFN
M

Categories: 2020 January - June Mini Catalog, 2020 Occasions Mini Catalog, 2020 Sale-A-Bration Second Release Sneak Peek, Collage card, Fun Fold card, Happy Birthday, Joining Special, Recruiting Special, Video Tutorial | Tags: , , , , , , | 20 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Aloha in the Timeless Tropics

Good morning, y’all!  Do you realize that we’re like…exactly half-way thru Sale-A-Bration??  Which means – there’s still time for you to take advantage of the AWESOME joining special we’ve got going on!  And I would sure love to have you join the team – ask me how!!

My card today is from one of my very favorite suites in the 2020 Jan – Jun Mini Catalog – the Tropical Oasis Suite!!  It’s a card that would work great for a retirement – a bon voyage – or just someone who needs to be reminded to chill out and relax every once in a while!  Take a look-see:

The layout for this one comes from this week’s As You See It challenge.

I started with the woven-design paper from the Tropical Oasis DSP and embossed it in the Coastal Weave 3D Embossing Folder.  Then I matted it on Mango Melody for the card front.

On a piece of Whisper White, I stamped the large flower from Timeless Tropical in Saddle Brown Stazon Ink.  I colored both of them with my Light Mango Melody Stampin’ Blend, adding some additional color with the Light Calypso Coral Blend.  Then I cut them with the matching die in the In the Tropics die set.

I used an Old Olive design from the DSP and cut out a pineapple top and several smaller leaves.  I did the same from a piece of Mossy Meadow card stock (I spritzed the card stock lightly with water, first).

I also cut a strip of another design in the Tropical Oasis DSP and bannerized both ends with Paper Snips.

Finally, I cut three of the Aloha sentiment dies from In the Tropics in Mango Melody and stacked them up with Liquid Glue.

Then – time to collage-i-fy!

I laid everything out – including a short length of 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon…

…and when I liked it – I started building!

I adhered the first stamped flower with Liquid Glue – then added pineapple tops and leaves, all with Liquid Glue.

Then I added the bannerized DSP strip.

I popped the second stamped flower on with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

With a little strip of SNAIL, I adhered the Burlap Ribbon.  Then I used Liquid Glue to adhere the stacked sentiment.

I cut several little In the Tropics flowers from Daffodil Delight and Terracotta Tile and adhered them together and then to the card front with Liquid Glue.

I tied a simple bow with a double length of Grapefruit Grove twine from the Nature’s Twine pack and adhered it with a Glue Dot.  Then I added some Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels to the little flower centers and the card front was done!

On the inside, I used my Stamparatus to stamp the sentiment and trees from Timeless Tropical.  I inked the sentiment in Mango Melody and stamped it on a Whisper White panel.  Then I used a Sponge Dauber to lightly add Terracotta Tile ink to just the tops of the letters and stamped it again.  I did that until I was happy – with a sort of “sunset” look to the sentiment.  For the trees – I did Marker-to-Rubber to color the stamps, with Pear Pizzazz and Old Olive Stampin’ Write Markers on the tree-tops and Crumb Cake and Soft Suede Markers for the trunks.  Another Champagne Rhinestone found its way onto the panel, too!

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Mango Melody mat and into my Terracotta Tile card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more Timeless Tropical trees on the front…

…and some Tropical Oasis DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Boy – I do LOVE this Timeless Tropical bundle with the beautiful In the Tropics Dies – look how great they are for making lush, tropical collages!!  Don’t miss out on making leaves from the Tropical Oasis DSP, either!!  Such fun.  I hope you like!

If you want to recreate this card – all the Stampin’ Up! products you need are listed down below along with the card cuts!

TTFN

M

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 16 FEB – 29 FEB: 3NHJPR2S

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


The Sale-A-Bration Second Release Brochure is Here!

The goodies in this release will be available on 3 March for customers to select as FREE gifts with either $50 or $100 purchases (the current SAB offerings WILL still be available!).  Or…JOIN MY TEAM right now, and you can pre-order them as a demonstrator!


Sale-A-Bration….is a GREAT TIME to Join the My Stampin’ Up! Family!

If you’ve ever thought of joining Stampin’ Up! as a Demonstrator (I’d love to have you on my team!), Sale-A-bration is an awesome time to join!

Whether you’d like to start a business or would simply like the great discount, we’re here to support you however you need!

If you have EVER considered joining the team – then during this year’s Sale-A-Bration is definitely the time to take the step!  The SU! Starter Kit is one of the best deals going.  You pay just $99 (plus tax) and it includes Free Shipping!  For that $99 – you get to select $125 worth of SU! product – plus you get Mini Paper Cutter, the 6” x 6” DSP Sampler and your choice of an extra stamp set!  Pretty awesome deal.  Remember – there’s no commitment – no need to sell, have a blog or anything else.  Just collect that 20-25% discount on everything you purchase for as long as you remain active.

Any time is always a great time to join and get that big discount for yourself, but Sale-a-bration is a really awesome time to join with lots of extra benefits with your kit!

There are lots more details to be found on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions Page.

Or…are you ready to go?  Click here and scroll down to click on the “join now” button and select your Starter Kit now!

Let me know if you have any questions at stamps-n-lingers@comcast.net.


February Thirty One LIMITED TIME OFFER!!

Introducing the Cinch-Up Bin, only available 13 – 29 Feb or while supplies last!


Available at a great price of just $12, this versatile style comes in five prints, including three NEW Spring looks:

The item number is 9595.

Similar to our best-selling Littles Carry-All Caddy, this stylish bin has a cinch-top closure to keep everything safe and secure.  Take advantage of the low price and get multiples – one for the car, one for the house and one as a gift!

It’s also great when paired with the popular Small Utility Tote…

 

…featured in this month’s Customer Special.

The Small Utility Tote is SUCH a great size – there are hundreds of uses around the house – in the car – at work!!

How many ways can you think of that you could use a Small Utility Tote?  Check it out – here’s 131 ways!

And – I’ve got a Party open when you’re ready to add a few Cinch Up Bins (did you SEE the hedgehogs?!?) and Small Utility Totes to your collection!

Happy organizing!


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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Terracotta Tile Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, scored and folded at 4 1/4″); In the Tropics die cut flowers

Mango Melody Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and inner liner); In the Tropics die cut sentiment (x3)

Whisper White Card Stock:  In the Tropics die cut stamped flowers; 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

Mossy Meadow Card Stock: In the Tropics die cut flowers

Daffodil Delight Card Stock: In the Tropics die cut flowers

Tropical Oasis DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); 3/4″ x 3 1/2″ (banner strip on front); In the Tropics die cut leaves; envelope flap

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


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


Finn Fan Fix


So – the other night Wayne and I went over to our friend’s for dinner.  Finn stayed home sleeping.

While we were there, I gathered a little….evidence.

This is Jax.

Please note the intense and highly focused stare.

Do you recognize the dude with the Fritos?  Perhaps the hat is a clue??

Does this picture remind you of….any OTHER picture you’ve ever seen?

I believe we’ve identified the common denominator…. 😉

TTFN
M

Categories: 2020 January - June Mini Catalog, 2020 Occasions Mini Catalog, Collage card, Everyday, Friendship, Life Event, Recruiting Special, Thinking Of You | Tags: , , , | 18 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Back on Your Feet in a Tropical Oasis

Well.  It’s happened again.  It’s Friday!  Whoo-hooo!!  Hope you’ve got a good weekend coming up.

Just a PSA – today is the LAST DAY to “cash” in on my Double Peppermints Ordering Special.  Don’t miss out, okay?  That is all.

A friend of mine recently took a spill and, in a split-second decision, opted to land on her knee instead of her noggin.  Which – while a good plan in the big scheme of things, still HURT like crazy!  So – I needed a good-for-a-smile get well card.  I think the images in Back on Your Feet are just the thing, don’t you?  And I put my guy in the Tropics – courtesy of the new Tropical Oasis Suite.  Take a look-see:

The layout for this one is from this week’s CAS(E) This Sketch challenge – although I cheated the sentiment placement…

I started with some Tropical Oasis DSP – I think this one is leading the pack for my fave new DSP!! – that I matted on Terracotta Tile for the card front.  Then I took a second design and matted it on Terracotta Tile to create the DSP strip.

For the art, I used my Stamparatus to stamp the too-cute sloth in Soft Suede ink on Whisper White.  I colored the image with my Soft Suede and Old Olive Stampin’ Blends Combos.  I used a Blender Pen to pick up ink from the lid of my Terracotta Tile ink pad to color the bandage.

I added “ouch” in Terracotta TIle, then matted the panel and popped it onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I used some SNAIL to adhere two pieces of Terracotta Tile 1/2″ Scalloped Linen Ribbon.

On Whisper White, I stamped the small flower and the leaf from Timeless Tropical in Soft Suede.  I colored the flower with my Mango Melody Stampin’ Blends Combo – and my Blender Pen with Terracotta TIle.  The leaf is colored with the Old Olive Stampin’ Blends Combo.  I cut them with their dies in the Timeless Tropical Dies.

I sponged some Old Olive on a piece of Pear Pizzazz and then cut three of the leaves in the Timeless Tropical dies.

Then I built the collage.

I popped the large leaf on with a Stampin’ Dimensional.  Next, I made a double-loop with some Linen Thread – twisted it into a figure-8 and adhered it with a Glue Dot.  Then I added the flower with a Dimensional.  I tucked the leaves in here and there with Liquid Glue.

I finished with a Terracotta Tile Faceted Gem (annual catalog) in the middle of the flower and the card front was done!

On the inside, I stamped a second Back on Your Feet sentiment in Terracotta Tile on a Whisper White panel.  In the corner, I stamped the small flower in Soft Suede.  I also stamped the image on a sticky note and fussy cut it to create a mask.  I covered the flower on the panel with the mask and added the leaf a few times.  The images are colored just like I did on the front – and I added another Terracotta Tile Faceted Dot.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Terracotta Tile mat and into my Soft Suede card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

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

…and a little more Tropical Oasis DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I feel pretty sure this will bring a smile, which is always the point of a get-well card, right?  The cute images and sweet sentiments in Back on Your Feet are punny-ly fun and yet convey that we care!  And Tropical Oasis – the Timeless Tropical stamp set, In the Tropics dies and Tropical Oasis DSP…well.  This is fast becoming my favorite suite in the 2020 Jan-Jun Mini Catalog!  I hope you like!

TTFN

M

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 1 JAN – 15 JAN: B3JD39GG

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

**Please note: Due to an increased number of orders that I’ve recently been receiving that have been in the $10-$20 range, I’ve had to change my host code reward to include only orders of $50+.  Unfortunately, it’s not fair to those who are ordering $50+ and there are not enough host $$ generated from orders under $50 to cover the $10 gifts.  Therefore, I won’t be able to continue to offer that bonus on every order.  Thanks for your understanding!


Stamps-N-Lingers Sale-A-Bration Ordering Special!

ENDS TONIGHT!!

Here’s the deets!

1. All orders of $50 or greater (before shipping and taxes) placed through my online store between today (3 Jan 20) and the end of the day on 10 Jan 20 will earn DOUBLE PEPPERMINT REWARD POINTS!!

2. Don’t forget to add the Host Code below if your order is under $150 to get your free thank you gift (orders over $150 automatically get the free thank you gift!).

3. For more information about my Punkin Head Peppermint Reward points (my buyer reward program), click here.

Happy Shopping, Saving and Peppermint-Gathering!

Head on over to my Online Store to get started!


Sale-A-Bration is Going Strong!

And it’s a great time to SHOP.  HOST.  Or JOIN!

SHOP:  During Sale-A-Bration, customers earn a FREE product every time they reach a purchase threshold. For example, if you spend $150, you can then choose three level 1 items OR one level 1 and one level 2. This gives you more flexibility to choose what you want. Below are the qualifying levels. When you look in your Sale-A-Bration Flyer, you’ll see the levels needed for each of the products!

  • LEVEL 1 $50
  • LEVEL 2   $100

HOST:  For Jan – Feb – Mar, hosts with qualifying orders can receive the exclusive Little Ladybug Stamp Set (item 152384). For us here in the US, the workshop or individual order needs to reach $300 (before shipping and tax)!  Check out this adorable stamp set – and this is FREE on top of your SAB choices, Stampin’ Rewards and Half-Price Item (when your workshop hits $450).  Whoo-hoo!

 

JOIN:  Finally – if you’ve ever thought of joining Stampin’ Up! as a Demonstrator (I’d love to have you on my team!), Sale-A-bration is an awesome time to join!

There are lots more details to be found on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions Page.

Or…are you ready to go?  Click here and scroll down to click on the “join now” button and select your Starter Kit now!

Let me know if you have any questions at stamps-n-lingers@comcast.net.


Stamps-N-Lingers 2020 Jan – Jun Mini Catalog Special Bundles Available

As you’ve come to expect, I’ve gathered up some goodies from the new Suites (and beyond!) in the 2020 January – June Mini Catalog that coordinate perfectly with each other and will get you well on the way to making great cards and projects!

I spent some time curating these NINE bundles for you to choose from.  Like your own Personal Shopper.  When you order them, you’ll save around 10-15% off ordering everything yourself!  And every Special Bundle includes a FREE GIFT! 🙂

And – since it’s Sale-A-Bration EVERY bundle will get a couple of Sale-A-Bration Rewards.  The more bundles you order – the more rewards you’ll earn.  Heck – choose a couple three and get the retail cost over $300 (not YOUR cost – the RETAIL cost!) and you’ll receive the totes-adorbs Little Ladybug FREE!

Winner Winner!

Check all the bundles out right here on my Special Bundles Page – then use the handy form at the end to get your order placed!

NOTE:  At the bottom of the form is a spot for you to put your choices for your Sale-A-Bration freebies.  Please prioritize your favorites from first thru sixth choice (and select “Unspecified Choice” for the remainder, okay?)  I’ll order them when I place your order – and will get as many of them for you as I can!  Winner-Winner- better than a chicken DINNER!!  If you’ve got questions on how to fill out the form – give me a holler!

But – this is a LIMITED TIME OFFER – so….don’t wait too long!


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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:  

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

Terracotta Tile Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3″ x 3 3/8″ (mat for art panel); 1 1/4″ x 4″ (mat for DSP strip)

Whisper White Card Stock: 2 7/8″ x 3 1/4″ (art panel); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

Tropical Oasis DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); 1 1/8″ x 3 7/8″ (DSP strip on front); envelope flap


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


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


Finn Fan Fix


Finn has a bit of a…Licker….problem.  In that – he can’t hold his licker. 😉

He has no control when it comes to anything that might contain a whiff, trace or smidge of food.

He doesn’t even care what that food is…steak…salmon…broccoli…

But – every licker-holic needs an enabler.

I present…the Deatherage Enabler.

TTFN
M

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Stampin’ Up! Christmastime is Here with Beautiful Boughs

Happy Friday, y’all!  Hope you had a great week!

My card today is a another little sneaky peek at the coming-soon Christmastime is Here Suite (you’ll be able to get it on 1 Nov!) – and I paired it with some Beautiful Boughs Die cuts.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Well Written Toile Christmas Cardinal and the Paper Trimmer is Coming!

Hey y’all – it’s Tuesday, which means we’re 2/5th of the way thru the week!  Whoo-hooo!

Hope you’re going to take advantage of….my Packaging Ordering Special and…(tomorrow!)…the Stampin’ Up! Stamp Set Sale! Get all the deets below.  🙂  And – there’s an exciting little sneak peek down below, too! 🙂

My card today has a Christmas-y feel, but it’s a congrats card!  I used the Toile Christmas bundle and Toile Tidings DSP – with some help from Well Written Dies and the Parcels & Petals stamp set.  Take a look-see:

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Categories: 2019 Holiday Catalog, Collage card, Congratulations, Friendship, Life Event, Ordering Special!, Special Promotions | Tags: , , , , , | 8 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Toile Peaceful Beautiful Boughs

Good Monday morning, y’all!  Hope you had a great weekend wherever you are!  Yesterday was a BIG day – we opened the windows first thing in the morning and left them open ALL DAY!!  Whoo-hoo!!  A sure sign of Fall in Georgia!

My card today indulges my love of pines – cones, boughs, whatever! – and collages!  I used the pretty Peaceful Boughs and bundled Beautiful Boughs – atop a little Toile Tidings DSP.  Take a look-see:

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