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Stampin’ Up! Lovely Wishes 2018 Occasions Sneak Peek

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

TTFN

Mary


HOST CODE FOR 16 NOV – 30 NOV: 94TNJG77

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog or the 2017 Holiday Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


Did you Miss the Stamparatus Reservation Yesterday?

The Next Window Opens on 5 Dec

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

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


STARTING TODAY!

 ONLINE EXTRAVAGANZA!!

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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


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

Lovely Wishes will be Available on 3 Jan 18 


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

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

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

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

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

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


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


Finn-Fan-Fix  

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

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

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Stampin’ Up! This Little Piggy that Did for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop



Happy Thursday, y’all – and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!  We’ve got a full complement of bloggers for you today, so be sure to check them all out and see how everyone handled our sketch challenge this week!  

Here’s what we played with:

And I decided to use the oh-so-uber-cute This Little Piggy stamp set – and a couple of sentiments in it that really sort of seemed right this week!  Take a look-see:

This one was quick – easy – and fun!  The Trifecta!

I started with a piece of my favorite Wood Textures DSP and matted it on Powder Pink card stock.

The art work is a piece of Whisper White, cut with a circle Stitched Shapes Framelits die (the largest one) and matted on a Powder Pink Scallop circle, cut with the largest scallop die in Circles Layering Framelits.

I stamped the flying piggy in Early Espresso ink on the Whisper White circle.  Using an older Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush, and picking up ink from the lid of my Powder Pink stamp pad, I colored her.  I used another Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush to color her wings and little tiny hooves.  I used Liquid Glue to adhere the art to my card front.

My sentiment banner is a strip of Whisper White, with a banner end cut with my Paper Snips.  I used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to stamp the This Little Piggy sentiment in Early Espresso onto the strip (I covered the piggy with a sticky note).  It’s matted on another bannerized strip (in Powder Pink) and popped over the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I thought she needed a few friends, so I cut three of the adorable little butterfly shapes from the Build a Bike Framelits in Powder Pink card stock – brushed them all with my Clear Wink and adhered them with Liquid Glue.  The final touch is a double-bow from Flirty Flamingo Baker’s Twine, adhered with a dab of Liquid Glue.

On the inside, I added another This Little Piggy sentiment in Early Espresso to a Whisper White panel.  Then I stamped a few cloud images from the set in stamped-off-once Powder Pink.  Finally – one more Build a Bike butterfly in Powder Pink card stock.

I SNAILd the panel to a Powder Pink 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 three more flying piggies across the front in Early Espresso – colored with Powder Pink using the Clear Wink brush…

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

Et Voila!  This Little Piggy believed she could and so she did.  I love the little smile on her face – she looks a little smug and a lot happy.  And – she pretty much had to have a butterfly on her nose, now didn’t she – so it’s handy there was one just the right size in the Build a Bike Framelits!  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

Kristi Gray

Jaimie Babarczy

Have fun on the Hop!

TTFN

Mary


HOST CODE FOR 1 JULY – 15 JULY: JSKNUQGN

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me!  But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog. And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


Bonus Days Have Started!

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

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

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


This is the Best Time All Year to Join Stampin’ Up!!

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



So – we already know that spending $99 and getting $125 worth of Stampin’ Up! is a heckuva good deal – especially since it also includes Free Shipping (that saves you 10% right there!).

But – add in the Stampin’ Up! Christmas in July Essentials Pack – which you’ll ALSO get for FREE this month and…WOWWWWWW!!  THAT’S what I call a Christmas present!

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

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


So….you get $72 worth of tools for free – meaning your $125 Starter Kit can include all the FUN stamp sets and bundles and paper and and and…that you WANT!  SU!’s covering what you NEED!  Cool, huh?

And – of course, when you join with me, you become part of a wonderful group of ladies  – in my direct team and as part of Amy’s team!

What else will you get??  Well …

  • You’ll get a minimum 20% discount on all of your orders – and it can go even higher!  And with all your orders, you can save even more – earning Stampin’ Rewards dollars to spend on more free goodies!
  • Your Starter Kit can be any products you want – from any active catalog – including bundles (yep – save another 10%!)!  And we’ve got some great ones.  Check ’em out right here.
  • You get about 30 minutes to test drive a car.  With Stampin’ Up! – you get about SIX MONTHS to enjoy the bennies of being a demonstrator!  Whaaaaa? Yep – you have from the time you join until the end of your first full Stampin’ Up! quarter to take advantage of the demonstrator discounts and benefits.  July is the start of a quarter – the end of the first full quarter is 31 Dec.   So you’ll have until 31 Dec to reach your first $300 in sales to renew for Jan – March.
  • No commitment – and no penalty if you decide to drop!  If you reach $300 in sales by the end of the first full Stampin’ Up! quarter (31 Dec), you renew your demonstrator discounts and benefits for another quarter.  If you don’t – you can “drop” with no penalty. Cool beans!
  • You get to order early from the new catalogs.  All demonstrators have the chance to pre-order select goodies from each new catalog!
  • You’ll be invited to join our private Facebook community – where we chat, ask questions, share projects and win fun prizes!
  • Our group meets each month via Google Hangout – join or not – up to you!!  But – you’ll want to take part – we have a great time together!
  • Oh – and if you stick around….you might earn a cruise…or a trip to Italy…or…who knows what will come for 2019 and beyond!?!
  • And – you get me!  I’m always available to answer questions – help you out – or just talk!

You’ve got nothing to lose and everything to gain – so…why not give it a try?  Drop me a note at Stamps-N-Lingers@comcast.net if you have any questions!


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, score and fold at 5 1/2″)

Powder Pink Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3″ scallop circle (mat for art circle); 5/8″ x 3 1/4″ (mat for sentiment banner); Build a Bike butterflies 

Whisper White Card Stock:  3 3/4″ x 5″ (inner liner); 2 7/8″ stitched shapes circle (art circle); 1/2″ x 3 1/8″ (sentiment banner)

Wood Textures DSP Stack:  3 3/4″ x 5″ (card front); Envelope 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!


Finn-Fan Fix…will be back in August!  No FFF’s on Blog Hop Days!   

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Stampin’ Up! Garden Grown with Love Congratulations

Good mornin’, y’all!  It’s almost the weekend!  Whoo-hoo!  And for some of you it may even be a 4-day weekend! 🙂  

Quick reminder – if you’re not a subscriber to Paper Pumpkin – now’s a great time to check it out!  You’ve got until 11:59PM (Mountain Time – be sure to do the math for your time zone so you don’t miss it!) tonight to take advantage of the 24-hour Flash Sale with 75% off your first Paper Pumpkin kit!  Click the banner and use the Promo Code ONEDAY0717 to get yours! 

And – it’s also the very last day to take advantage of the extra $35 Stampin’ Rewards available on orders/workshops over $350!  Scroll on down for the deets.

So – with the admin stuff out of the way, my card today uses another newbie from the Annual Catalog – the Grown With Love bundle.  I added a little bit of paper from the new Pick a Pattern DSP and came up with…take a look-see:

The layout is from The Paper Players challenge this week:

And I drew inspiration – colors, florals, geometric accents – from The Card Concept challenge.

I started by cutting a piece of Pick a Pattern DSP in black and white and matting it on a piece of Real Red card stock.  I made it smaller than my usual card front to stay true to the sketch.  I also departed from a second “normal” (for me!) thing by SNAILing this matted piece to my Basic Black card base at this point in the build. 🙂

Next up, I cut a Stitched Shapes circle (largest circle die) from a piece of Whisper White card stock and matted it on a Real Red scalloped circle (cut with the largest scallop die in the Circles Layering Framelits).  I used some Liquid Glue to adhere this to the card front.

For my art work, I used a couple of images in the Grown with Love stamp set.  I colored the flowers and the little-red-wagon with my Real Red, Garden Green and Basic Black Stampin’ Write Markers and then stamped them all on a piece of Whisper White card stock.  The bundled Garden Grown Framelits has a matching die for both images, so I used those to cut them out.  I popped the wagon onto the matted circle, using regular and mini Stampin’ Dimensionals, then added the flowers with Liquid Glue.

I stamped two more Real Red flowers from the Grown with Love set and cut them out with their matching dies.  Using a stylus, I mushed in the center of each flower to give them a little depth and added them over the corresponding flowers on the card with Liquid Glue.

The sentiment on the banner is from the new Special Celebrations stamp set.  I stamped it on a strip of Whisper White in Basic Black Archival Ink.  I snipped one end as a banner, edged it with my Real Red Stampin’ Write Marker, and popped it onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I added a few Daffodil Delight Enamel Shapes to the flowers and the end of the sentiment banner, and the card front was done!

On the inside, I stamped some more flowers from another Grown with Love image across the bottom of a Whisper White panel, using my Stampin’ Write Markers again to color the image and my Stamp-a-Ma-Jig to align them just right.  You can see that I used just the flowers – avoiding the extra sentiment!

I SNAILd the panel to a Real Red mat and into the Basic Black card base and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got a few more Grown with Love flowers on the front…

…and another piece of Pick a Pattern DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  This is a really cute little bundle – with flower pots and watering cans, flowers and vegetables!  All with matching dies in the Garden Grown Framelits!  Fun fun.  Hope you like!

TTFN

Mary

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



HOST CODE FOR 16 JUNE – 30 JUNE: SJMNP32V

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.


LAST DAY LAST DAY LAST DAY!

Earn an ADDITIONAL $35 in Stampin’ Rewards During our Host Rewards Promotion!!

We’ve got a great Host Rewards Promotion fixin’ to happen in the month of June!  For workshop or individual orders of $350 – you’re going to get an EXTRA $35 in Host cash/Stampin’ Rewards to spend!!

Promotion Details

  • Promotion dates: June 1–30
  • To participate in the Book-A-Thon, join the Party Planning Facebook page by May 30.
  • Workshop, Demonstrator, Customer, and online orders all qualify for this promotion
  • Starter Kit orders do not qualify for this promotion, however the extra Stampin’ Rewards can be used towards the purchase of the Starter Kit.
  • The qualifying amount must be reached with commissionable merchandise prior to shipping and tax
  • The additional Stampin’ Rewards offered during this promotion will only be awarded once per order
  • Make sure you open and close your orders during the timeframe of this promotion (June 1-30) to earn the extra Stampin’ Rewards


Here’s a link to a flyer with all the details!

Interested in being a host and gathering up those host dollars – but…you don’t live in Fayetteville, GA?!?

Now’s a great time do to a Catalog Launch Party!

1.  Gather up some friends – near or far
2.  I’ll send them a new 2017-2018 Annual Catalog
3.  We’ll give them some time to browse and pick their favorites
4.  They place their orders thru my online store, using the Host Code I’ll give them
5.  YOU cash in when you close your Workshop!

Easy Peasy!


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″)

Real Red Card Stock: 3 1/2″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for card front); 3″ Scallop Circle (mat for art work); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (mat for inner liner)  

Whisper White Card Stock: 2 7/8″ Stitched Shapes circle (art work circle); 3/4″ x 2 3/4″ (sentiment banner); 3 3/4″ x 5″ (inner liner); Grown with Love shapes  

Pick a Pattern DSP: 3 3/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card 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…Wayne sent a picture of Finn with a bright orange tongue!  LOL! 😉

TTFN

M  

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Stampin’ Up! Eastern Palace Gate for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop



Happy Thursday, y’all – and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!  We’ve got a pretty trio of colors to play with this week and I’m sure our ladies have made some beautiful projects for you, so be sure to hop thru all their blogs when you get done here! 🙂

Our color scheme…

…made me decide to go Eastern.  Eastern Palace, that is!  And since I’m on a bit of an Embossing Paste kick, I added in some of that, too.  And made it into a fun gate-fold card while I was at it!  Take a look-see:

I started with a Dapper Denim card base – it’s 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ – scored and folded at 2 1/8″ and 6 3/8″ along the long side.  On the two front “gate” panels, I matted two pieces of the Gold Foil design paper from the Eastern Palace Specialty DSP on Gold Foil.  Then I SNAILd the two panels onto the card base.

My front medallion started with one of the masks in the new Party Patterns masks and some Embossing Paste – colored with a few dots of Tranquil Tide Re-inker.  I mixed the paste on a piece of card backer paper from a DSP pack, using one of the new Palette Knives.  Then I lightly smeared the colored paste across the mask, which I’d secured over some Very Vanilla card stock with Sticky Notes.  You have a few minutes to work – but…not forever.  It dries pretty quickly.  You’ll also want to wash your palette knife off right away with water.

I lifted the mask up and, when it was completely dry, ran it thru the Big Shot, cutting it with a smooth circle die from the Circles Layering Framelits.

My Gold Foil “doily” is cut with the large die from the Eastern Medallions Thinlits.  I first cut that shape and then cut the shape out with a scallop circle from the Circles Layering Framelits.  While I had that scalloped die out, I cut a Very Vanilla circle – and adhered the Gold Foil “doily” to it with Liquid Glue.  Then I added the Tranquil Tide-embossed circle over that.

I used a sentiment from Eastern Beauty and stamped it in Tranquil Tide on some Very Vanilla card stock and punched it with the Classic Label Punch.  It’s matted on a second Classic Label Punch shape – that one’s in Gold Foil – I adhered it with Liquid Glue, offsetting the mat a little.  Then I popped the sentiment over the circle.

Using Liquid Glue only on the left side of the back of the circle, I adhered it to the left “gate” of the card.  Then I added two Dapper Denim dots from the Glitter Enamel Dots pack and that was it for the outside of the card.

On the inside, I took a piece of Very Vanilla and cut the large die and one “center” die from the Eastern Medallions Thinlits from the center.  I added two sentiments from Eastern Beauty in Tranquil Tide.

I matted the cut panel on a piece of Gold Foil and then SNAILd it into the center of the card – and the card was done!

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got a couple of stamped images from Eastern Beauty in Tranquil Tide and Dapper Denim on the front.  You can see I stamped the Dapper Denim star twice – turning it just a bit for the second stamp and not re-inking it…

…and I added a little more of the Gold Foil paper from the Eastern Palace Specialty DSP to the envelope flap.

 

Et Voila!  Eastern Palace comes thru for a beautiful, fun gate-fold card!  Love the touches of gold with the Dapper Denim and Tranquil Tide – this paper is just so pretty, don’t you think?  We may do this card or a similar one on Sunday night on my Facebook video!  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 Kristi Gray’s 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!

Jaimie Babarczy

Have fun on the Hop!

TTFN

Mary


HOST CODE FOR 1 JUNE – 15 JUNE:  YZJ2HB6A

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me!  But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog. And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


Earn an ADDITIONAL $35 in Stampin’ Rewards During our Host Rewards Promotion!!

We’ve got a great Host Rewards Promotion fixin’ to happen in the month of June!  For workshop or individual orders of $350 – you’re going to get an EXTRA $35 in Host cash/Stampin’ Rewards to spend!!

Promotion Details

  • Promotion dates: June 1–30
  • To participate in the Book-A-Thon, join the Party Planning Facebook page by May 30.
  • Workshop, Demonstrator, Customer, and online orders all qualify for this promotion
  • Starter Kit orders do not qualify for this promotion, however the extra Stampin’ Rewards can be used towards the purchase of the Starter Kit.
  • The qualifying amount must be reached with commissionable merchandise prior to shipping and tax
  • The additional Stampin’ Rewards offered during this promotion will only be awarded once per order
  • Make sure you open and close your orders during the timeframe of this promotion (June 1-30) to earn the extra Stampin’ Rewards


Here’s a link to a flyer with all the details!

Interested in being a host and gathering up those host dollars – but…you don’t live in Fayetteville, GA?!?

Now’s a great time do to a Catalog Launch Party!

1.  Gather up some friends – near or far
2.  I’ll send them a new 2017-2018 Annual Catalog
3.  We’ll give them some time to browse and pick their favorites
4.  They place their orders thru my online store, using the Host Code I’ll give them
5.  YOU cash in when you close your Workshop!

Easy Peasy!


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


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Dapper Denim Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, score and fold at 2 1/8″ and 6 3/8″)

Gold Foil: 2″ x 5 3/8″ ( x2 – mats for front “gate” panels); Eastern Medallions Thinlits die cut on front; Classic Label Punch (mat for sentiment); 4″ x 5 3/8″ (mat for inner liner);

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 3 1/8″ scalloped circle (base of front circle art); 2 3/8″ smooth circle (embossed circle on front); Classic Label Punch (sentiment); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/4″ (inner liner)

Eastern Palace Specialty DSP:  1 7/8″ x 5 1/4″ (x2 – front “gate” panels); 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…will be back in August!  No FFF’s on Blog Hop Days!  🙂

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Stampin’ Up! Triple Time Flirty Flowers Note Card

Happy Monday, y’all!  First day at work here in Florida – will start to get into the rhythm of work/card making/blogging.  And will hopefully be able to start figuring when I can do my Facebook Live videos!

Speaking of which – here’s the link to the video on YouTube.  If you were able to join me last night – thanks much, I really appreciate it!  If not – you can check out the how-to’s and where-for’s in the video!  I also gave everyone a peek of my hotel-room setup at the end.  Enjoy – and apologies for a few blurry spots and video freezes.  Hotel wi-fi…. 😉

This is the card we worked on last night.  It uses the so-cute new stamp set called Flirty Flowers.  And it’s done in all the new In Colors!  Take  a look-see:

The color scheme was inspired by the Fab Friday color challenge this week!

If you’ve never tried the Triple Time technique – be sure to watch the video – it explains it, and it’s really easy to do!  And, it has the added benefit of looking like it’s hard!  It’s an impressive card that’s sure to make the recipient think you’re a card-making genius.  You don’t have to tell them how easy it is! 🙂

All the stamped images on this one are from the Flirty Flowers stamp set.  The sentiment is stamped in Berry Burst.  The large flower was done with the Marker-to-Stamp technique with Powder Pink and Lemon Lime Twist.  The smallest flower is stamped in Tranquil Tide.

I’ve matted the card layers with Fresh Fig card stock, and used a piece of Thick Very Vanilla card stock for the card base.

On the inside of the card, I added a couple more of the Flirty Flowers image on a piece of Very Vanilla card stock.

It’s matted on Fresh Fig and then SNAILd into the card base.  I also SNAILd the card front on – it’s already got a double layer of Stampin’ Dimensionals – and the Thick Very Vanilla card base!

I repeated the Flirty Flowers image on the front of my Very Vanilla Medium Envelope…

…and on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Easy peasy!  And I’m just loving this Flirty Flowers stamp set – you should probably plan to see more of it in the near future!!  Hope you like!

Be sure to take advantage of my Ordering Special – only a few more days!  And there’s also the Host special from Stampin’ Up! – so this is a great time to be grabbing up all the pretties in the new catalog!

TTFN

Mary 



HOST CODE FOR 1 JUNE – 15 JUNE:  YZJ2HB6A

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.


2017-2019 Annual Catalog Launch Ordering Special – Ends This Week!!

Until the close-of-business on 15 JuneI’m offering DOUBLE Peppermint Points on all orders over $50 (before shipping and tax) placed thru my Online Store.

But wait!!  There’s MORE!!  😳😳😳

If your order is over $100 (before shipping and tax blah blah) – then I’ll pick up your shipping!!

Yep – you read me right.  Order over $100 and I’ll give you DOUBLE Peppermint Rewards Points (that’ll be at least EIGHT points!) AND FREE SHIPPING!!

These specials are all in addition to the gifts that all my customers receive…

  • My usual $10 gift of your choice as an ordering thank you
  • And, of course, one of my handmade cards and envelopes – left blank so you can use it yourself.  Or CASE it!!


 Here are the three ways  you can order and receive your free shipping rebate:

  •  Place your $100+ order directly through my online store, and:

– Provide me with your mailing address and I’ll send you a check to rebate your shipping costs

or

– Provide me with your PayPal account e-mail and I’ll send you your rebate via PayPal

  • Send me your order via email, I’ll deduct the shipping costs and send you an invoice through PayPal.
  • Send me your order via email and let me know that you’d prefer to pay with a credit card.  I’ll contact you to make arrangements and I’ll deduct the shipping costs from your order total.

If you place your order online, don’t forget to add my 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 the free gift.


Earn an ADDITIONAL $35 in Stampin’ Rewards During our Host Rewards Promotion!!

We’ve got a great Host Rewards Promotion fixin’ to happen in the month of June!  For workshop or individual orders of $350 – you’re going to get an EXTRA $35 in Host cash/Stampin’ Rewards to spend!!

Promotion Details

  • Promotion dates: June 1–30
  • To participate in the Book-A-Thon, join the Party Planning Facebook page by May 30.
  • Workshop, Demonstrator, Customer, and online orders all qualify for this promotion
  • Starter Kit orders do not qualify for this promotion, however the extra Stampin’ Rewards can be used towards the purchase of the Starter Kit.
  • The qualifying amount must be reached with commissionable merchandise prior to shipping and tax
  • The additional Stampin’ Rewards offered during this promotion will only be awarded once per order
  • Make sure you open and close your orders during the timeframe of this promotion (June 1-30) to earn the extra Stampin’ Rewards


Here’s a link to a flyer with all the details!

Interested in being a host and gathering up those host dollars – but…you don’t live in Fayetteville, GA?!?

Now’s a great time do to a Catalog Launch Party!

1.  Gather up some friends – near or far
2.  I’ll send them a new 2017-2018 Annual Catalog
3.  We’ll give them some time to browse and pick their favorites
4.  They place their orders thru my online store, using the Host Code I’ll give them
5.  YOU cash in when you close your Workshop!

Easy Peasy!


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


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

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

Fresh Fig Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3″ x 4″ (mat for middle layer); 2″ x 2 3/4″ (mat for sentiment layer)

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); 2 7/8″ x 3 7/8″ (middle layer); 1 7/8″ x 2 5/8″ (sentiment layer)

 


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 a break for a minute.  We’ll be back in August – or if Wayne sends me some pictures and stories!!

TTFN

M  

Categories: Any Occasion, Congratulations, Everyday, Feminine, Friendship, Happy Birthday, Just a Note, Ordering Special! | Tags: , , | 18 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Triple Time Flirty Flowers Sneak Peek

Mornin’ y’all – from Ft. Walton Beach!  I got here safely and in good time.  I checked out my “view” – the folks with the true water view paid a little more for their room than Uncle Sam was going to let me pay.  So… I got….


See it?  Look close – across the parking lot….thru the bank lot…yep.  There it is!! 🙂

Then I schlepped all my stuff up…

Took three trips – which I thought was pretty good, considering!

I started spreading it all out.  Here’s the before picture….

 

Tonight I’ll give you a quick tour of the end result!

And – I’ll be sharing how to make this card…

Ha!  Did you really think I was going to show you the whole thing?!?  Nope!

Join me tonight at 8pm eastern on my Facebook page for a live video to see this card in its entirety!  Here’s a link right to my Stamps-N-Lingers page.  And I’ll post all the card cuts and a link to the video tomorrow!  And probably a few pictures of “how to set up a stampin’ shop in a hotel”!!  🙂  

Hope to see you tonight!

TTFN

Mary 



HOST CODE FOR 1 JUNE – 15 JUNE:  YZJ2HB6A

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.


2017-2019 Annual Catalog Launch Ordering Special!

 

Until the close-of-business on 15 JuneI’m offering DOUBLE Peppermint Points on all orders over $50 (before shipping and tax) placed thru my Online Store.

But wait!!  There’s MORE!!  😳😳😳

If your order is over $100 (before shipping and tax blah blah) – then I’ll pick up your shipping!!

Yep – you read me right.  Order over $100 and I’ll give you DOUBLE Peppermint Rewards Points (that’ll be at least EIGHT points!) AND FREE SHIPPING!!

These specials are all in addition to the gifts that all my customers receive…

  • My usual $10 gift of your choice as an ordering thank you
  • And, of course, one of my handmade cards and envelopes – left blank so you can use it yourself.  Or CASE it!!


 Here are the three ways  you can order and receive your free shipping rebate:

  •  Place your $100+ order directly through my online store, and:

– Provide me with your mailing address and I’ll send you a check to rebate your shipping costs

or

– Provide me with your PayPal account e-mail and I’ll send you your rebate via PayPal

  • Send me your order via email, I’ll deduct the shipping costs and send you an invoice through PayPal.
  • Send me your order via email and let me know that you’d prefer to pay with a credit card.  I’ll contact you to make arrangements and I’ll deduct the shipping costs from your order total.

If you place your order online, don’t forget to add my 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 the free gift.


Earn an ADDITIONAL $35 in Stampin’ Rewards During our Host Rewards Promotion!!

We’ve got a great Host Rewards Promotion fixin’ to happen in the month of June!  For workshop or individual orders of $350 – you’re going to get an EXTRA $35 in Host cash/Stampin’ Rewards to spend!!

Promotion Details

  • Promotion dates: June 1–30
  • To participate in the Book-A-Thon, join the Party Planning Facebook page by May 30.
  • Workshop, Demonstrator, Customer, and online orders all qualify for this promotion
  • Starter Kit orders do not qualify for this promotion, however the extra Stampin’ Rewards can be used towards the purchase of the Starter Kit.
  • The qualifying amount must be reached with commissionable merchandise prior to shipping and tax
  • The additional Stampin’ Rewards offered during this promotion will only be awarded once per order
  • Make sure you open and close your orders during the timeframe of this promotion (June 1-30) to earn the extra Stampin’ Rewards


Here’s a link to a flyer with all the details!

Interested in being a host and gathering up those host dollars – but…you don’t live in Fayetteville, GA?!?

Now’s a great time do to a Catalog Launch Party!

1.  Gather up some friends – near or far
2.  I’ll send them a new 2017-2018 Annual Catalog
3.  We’ll give them some time to browse and pick their favorites
4.  They place their orders thru my online store, using the Host Code I’ll give them
5.  YOU cash in when you close your Workshop!

Easy Peasy!


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…

I don’t have any new pictures today.

I have to share a sad thing, though.  After I got here, I FaceTimed with Wayne.

I wanted to say hi to Finn – so Wayne turned the camera/phone so Finn could see it and I said “Hi Finny!!  Hi!!”.  

He started running thru the house looking for me.

I almost cried.

He was looking everywhere.

And I was in the phone.

Which I think dog-eyes maybe can’t see.

I’m a bad mother…  😦 😦 😦

TTFN

M

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Stampin’ Up! This Little Piggy Thought She Could!

Good morning, y’all!  Happy Tuesday.

I’m going to try to quell my normal over-sharing chattiness – I’m starting this post at 10 o’clock!  For those of you who’ve been following along – you know I’m a pumpkin at about 9!  Finn’s already sawing logs -he’s in the kitchen with us, lending moral support, but he’s sound asleep.  Wayne and I are wrapping ribbon!  

And…wrapping ribbon.

Soon, we’ll wrap a little more ribbon.  I can tell you we’ve got some gorgeous new ribbon in this catalog, folks!!

Yes, you heard me right.  Wayne is helping me wrap ribbon!  He’ll thank me if we get to go on that Alaska cruise next summer!  🙂

So – my card uses the funnest (yes, that’s a word.  I’m pretty sure!) new stamp set in the catalog.  It’s called This Little Piggy. I combined it with a little of the new Coffee Break DSP.  And a few other new little goodies.  Take a look-see:

My layout was inspired by the Global Design Project sketch challenge:

I started with a piece of wood-grain-looking paper from the Coffee Break DSP and matted it on a piece of Powder Pink card stock.

For my art, I first cut a Copper Foil “doily” with a couple of Eastern Medallions Thinlits.  I first ran the Copper Foil thru the Big Shot with two large Eastern Medallions dies.  Then I used the largest smooth-sided circle in the Circles Layering Framelits to cut the medallion out.  Using my Paper Snips, I carefully trimmed the circle off – leaving me with a “doily”!  If you’re a visual person, here’s a link to a video where I show you how to do it! 

I wrapped two lengths of Very Vanilla 1/2″ Lace Trim around the card front, securing them in the back with scotch tape and I used a few Glue Dots under the Lace Trim above the art to bring the two pieces together – you’ll see why in a minute.   I used some Liquid Glue to adhere the Copper Foil “doily” over the top.

Next up is a circle that I cut from Powder Pink card stock with the new Starburst Punch.  It was pretty, but a little plain…so I embossed it with the cool new Pinewood Planks Dynamic TIEF.  Then I popped it over the Copper “doily” with some Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I stamped the little piggy from This Little Piggy on some Thick Whisper White card stock, in Powder Pink ink.  Then I fussy cut her with my Paper Snips.

Using my Melon Mambo Watercolor Pencil and a Blender Pen, I added some little cheeks and shaded her ear.  I colored her hooves with my Smoky Slate Stampin’ Write Marker.

She’s wearing pantaloons.  I suppose it could be a tutu – but in our family, those be pantaloons!  I ran a short strip of Fast Fuse across her little pork belly and then added the Very Vanilla 1/2″ Lace Trim, pleating it a little as I went.  I trimmed the excess with my Paper Snips.

I used a little bit of Liquid Glue and a few new Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere her to the Powder Pink circle.  And – I don’t know if you can see it, but I brushed her wings with some Clear Wink of Stella!

The sentiment, also from This Little Piggy, I heat embossed in Copper on Whisper White, then I cut it out with the Classic Label Punch and adhered it with Liquid Glue.

I tied a bow from the Lace Trim – and adhered it over that place where I pulled the two lengths together with the Glue Dot – with another Glue Dot.  Makes it look like I actually tied the two lengths together with that bow.  And that was it for the card front.

On the inside, I heat embossed a second sentiment from This Little Piggy in Copper in the middle of a Whisper White panel.  Over the top, using my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, I added a part-of-a-piggy in Powder Pink.  I colored her same as the lady on the front.

I SNAILd the panel to a Powder Pink 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 another Miss Piggy on the front…

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

Et Voila!  Seriously – how cute is This Little Piggy??  And – there are more darling images and fun sentiments in the set, too.  You’re going to want to grab this one up!  Hope you like!

TTFN

Mary 



HOST CODE FOR 1 JUNE – 15 JUNE:  YZJ2HB6A

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.


2017-2019 Annual Catalog Launch Ordering Special!

 

Until the close-of-business on 15 JuneI’m offering DOUBLE Peppermint Points on all orders over $50 (before shipping and tax) placed thru my Online Store.

But wait!!  There’s MORE!!  😳😳😳

If your order is over $100 (before shipping and tax blah blah) – then I’ll pick up your shipping!!

Yep – you read me right.  Order over $100 and I’ll give you DOUBLE Peppermint Rewards Points (that’ll be at least EIGHT points!) AND FREE SHIPPING!!

These specials are all in addition to the gifts that all my customers receive…

  • My usual $10 gift of your choice as an ordering thank you
  • And, of course, one of my handmade cards and envelopes – left blank so you can use it yourself.  Or CASE it!!


 Here are the three ways  you can order and receive your free shipping rebate:

  •  Place your $100+ order directly through my online store, and:

– Provide me with your mailing address and I’ll send you a check to rebate your shipping costs

or

– Provide me with your PayPal account e-mail and I’ll send you your rebate via PayPal

  • Send me your order via email, I’ll deduct the shipping costs and send you an invoice through PayPal.
  • Send me your order via email and let me know that you’d prefer to pay with a credit card.  I’ll contact you to make arrangements and I’ll deduct the shipping costs from your order total.

If you place your order online, don’t forget to add my 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 the free gift.


Earn an ADDITIONAL $35 in Stampin’ Rewards During our Host Rewards Promotion!!

We’ve got a great Host Rewards Promotion fixin’ to happen in the month of June!  For workshop or individual orders of $350 – you’re going to get an EXTRA $35 in Host cash/Stampin’ Rewards to spend!!

Promotion Details

  • Promotion dates: June 1–30
  • To participate in the Book-A-Thon, join the Party Planning Facebook page by May 30.
  • Workshop, Demonstrator, Customer, and online orders all qualify for this promotion
  • Starter Kit orders do not qualify for this promotion, however the extra Stampin’ Rewards can be used towards the purchase of the Starter Kit.
  • The qualifying amount must be reached with commissionable merchandise prior to shipping and tax
  • The additional Stampin’ Rewards offered during this promotion will only be awarded once per order
  • Make sure you open and close your orders during the timeframe of this promotion (June 1-30) to earn the extra Stampin’ Rewards


Here’s a link to a flyer with all the details!

Interested in being a host and gathering up those host dollars – but…you don’t live in Fayetteville, GA?!?

Now’s a great time do to a Catalog Launch Party!

1.  Gather up some friends – near or far
2.  I’ll send them a new 2017-2018 Annual Catalog
3.  We’ll give them some time to browse and pick their favorites
4.  They place their orders thru my online store, using the Host Code I’ll give them
5.  YOU cash in when you close your Workshop!

Easy Peasy!


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, score and fold at 5 1/2″)

Powder Pink Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); Starburst Punch shape

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); Classic Label Punch shape (sentiment); This Little Piggy piggy

Coffee Break DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); envelope flap

Copper Foil:  Eastern Medallions doily


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…

Behold!

A man resting after a day’s work.

Content in the knowledge that he’s done his part.

Protected his mother (from…no one).

Impressed friends and strangers with his prowess.

I give you….Finn CGC.

Yea – I know.  Old news.  But…hey!  It’s a kinda big deal.  And he looks so…mature and handsome in this picture!

And it’s my blog so…I can show him off if I wanna!! 🙂

TTFN

M

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Stampin’ Up! Fabulous Flirty Flamingo Congratulations

Happy Hawmp Day, y’all!  Did you realize that two weeks from today marks the end of the 2017 Occasions Mini AND the 2016-2017 Annual Catalog?!?  So…if there are goodies that you’re still wanting from either of those – best get on it now!!  And don’t forget those Eastern Palace bundles – they’ll disappear in two weeks, too!

Of course, that also means there’s only two weeks before the 2017-2017 Annual Catalog goes live!!  Whoo-hoo!!

I’ve got a new stamp set to share with you today, one that I’ve not used yet.  It’s the Fabulous Flamingo stamp set.  I used it to make a pretty little Congratulations card.  Take a look-see:

I used the sketch challenge from Can You CASE It to help me with the layout.

And my colors are a nod to the Hand Stamped Sentiments Color Challenge.

Finally, I thought it went very well with the Just Us Girls trend week challenge.

I started out by stamping the palm frond from Fabulous Flamingo in Peekaboo Peach all over a Whisper White panel and then I SNAILd it to a Peekaboo Peach mat.

For the art work, I stamped the flamingo in….wait for it…Flirty Flamingo.  I just had to – and Watermelon Wonder is retiring, so it’s been replaced in my shelves by the new In Colors!! 🙂

The flamingo is a three step image.  I stamped the outline image in full strength.  Next, I used the solid fill-in image – this one I stamped off twice before stamping the Whisper White panel.  Finally, I stamped the shading image – this one I stamped off once before stamping the panel.  Then I fussy cut just the body of the bird.

To make the art panel, I re-stamped the Fabulous Flamingo on a square of Whisper White card stock.  I deliberately raised the image up so that the top portion of the bird was off the top of the panel.  I added some Pool Party “water” and some stamped-off-once Pool Party grass across the bottom.  Then I SNAILd the panel to a Peekaboo Peach mat and onto the card front.  

I took the fussy cut Flamingo body and popped it over the stamped image with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The sentiment, from Fabulous Flamingo, is stamped in Pool Party and Flirty Flamingo.  I used my Pool Party ink pad to ever-so-carefully ink up all the words but “Pink” and then I inked that with my Flirty Flamingo Stampin’ Write Marker.  I stamped it on a strip of Whisper White, snipped a banner end and edged it with the Flirty Flamingo Marker.  I adhered it to the card front with a little more Liquid Glue.

Finally, cuz I just couldn’t help myself! – I stamped another Peekaboo Peach palm frond and fussy cut it.  Then I added it to the end of the sentiment banner with some Liquid Glue!

On the inside, I stamped a second sentiment from Fabulous Flamingo in Flirty Flamingo on a Whisper White panel.  Then I added a stamped-off-once Peekaboo Peach palm frond over top.

I SNAILd the panel to a Peekaboo Peach mat and into my Pool Party card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got another Flirty Flamingo Flamingo on the front…

…and I added more Peekaboo Peach palm fronds on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Isn’t this a fun stamp set?  It’s got a couple more sentiments in pretty fonts and the really pretty Fabulous Flamingo!  Hope you like – and will get it on your wish list!

TTFN

Mary 


HOST CODE FOR 16 MAY – 31 MAY: TFGC4A4Z
Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2016-17 Annual Catalog or the 201 Occasions Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


Stamps-N-Lingers 2017-2018 Annual Catalog Shares are Open

 

What are catalog shares, you ask?  Well…think of them as a Test Drive of a new catalog!

In this Annual Catalog, there are 16 new Designer Papers….14 new Embellishments…..and more new ribbons than I can count!!  If you were to buy one of each of them –  you’d spend over $600!  Shares are a great way to get a little of everything from the new Catalog!  You get a chance to “try before you buy”!

I’ve got a few options for you to pick from:  a New Designer Series Paper Share, a New Ribbons/Embellishments Share, and an I Want It All Share (this one gets a couple of free extra goodies!!).  You can get all the details and a full list of what you’ll get with each share type and get signed up for your Share right here.  Don’t delay – 30 May is the cutoff date!


PAPER PUMPKIN NEWS!

Here’s the fine-print!

  • For first-time subscribers only.
  • Subscribers must join by Saturday, June 10, 2017; 11:50 PM (MT).
  • Available for month-to-month subscriptions, not prepaid subscriptions.
  • Discount applied to one kit per month for the first three months of a new subscription. After that, the price for each month’s kit will return to the regular price of $19.95
  • Enter the promo code, STARTHERE, at PaperPumpkin.com to subscribe.

The Eastern Palace Suite is available thru the end of May in two awesome bundles!  Just so you know, while all the products will still be available when the catalog goes live on 1 June, these bundles will NOT be!  Nope – they go away at the end of May.

Bundle #1 – The Starter Bundle – Item #147196 – $60.50   Perfect for the beginning crafter!!

Bundle #2 – The Premier Bundle – #147207 – $103.50  Perfect for the more experienced crafter or, if you’re anything like me, you just want it all! 😎

Get a complete list of everything included in both bundles on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page!


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT

The Fabulous Flamingo stamp set will be available on 1 June!


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

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

Peekaboo Peach Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3 1/4″ square (mat for art panel)

Whisper White Card Stock : 3 7/8 x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); 3 1/8″ Square (art panel);   (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…

Hey.  I just have two pictures to show you today.

Finn has big ole stout legs.  With his feathers and his pantaloons.  He’s a chunk.

Until, that is, you add water.

And then he’s a toothpick leg dog!!  LOL

TTFN

M

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Stampin’ Up! Love Sparkles Celebration Card!

Happy St. Paddy’s Day, y’all!  I assume you’ve got your Corned Beef and cabbage cued up for dinner tonight!  And some green beer.

Why would anyone want to drink green beer?  I’m not a fan of regular colored beer – let alone green.

But I do like me some Corned Beef and Cabbage – and I’ve got mine in the crock pot already!

Now, for all that, I really didn’t make a St. Patrick’s day card.  I gave my card a little nod to the day – using a surprise from the Sealed with Love stamp set – to set off my Love Sparkles sentiments.  Take a look-see:

This layout was inspired by the sketch at the Global Design Project.

I seem to be on a Mint Macaron/Island Indigo kick these past couple of weeks – I hope you’ll forgive me!

I started with a simple piece of Whisper White card stock.  I made some stylized “shamrocks” using the heart image from the Sealed With Love stamp set, inking the image in Mint Macaron and stamping it three times in a rough circle.  Then I used my Mint Macaron Stampin’ Write Marker to give each shamrock a little stem.

Across the bottom of the panel, I used some Liquid Glue to adhere a narrow strip of Blooms & Bliss DSP.  I SNAILd the panel to an Island Indigo mat, then I covered the seam with a length of Mint Macron 3/8″ Sheer Linen Ribbon.  I also wrapped some Whisper White Solid Baker’s Twine around the card front, securing it in the back with scotch tape.

My sentiment, from the pretty Love Sparkles stamp set, is double-stamped on a piece of Whisper White card stock.  I stamped it once in Mint Macaron, then used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to stamp it a second time – ever so slightly offset – in Island Indigo.

Then I cut the sentiment with a Stitched Shapes Framelits circle and added the “to you” in Island Indigo.  This is just the first part of one sentiment stamp in the Love Sparkles set.  I covered the half I didn’t want with a sticky note, inked the first portion and, positioning it with my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, stamped it below the first sentiment.

I cut a scallop circle from a piece of Mint Macaron Glimmer Paper.  Using my 1″ Circle Punch, I punched a hole in the middle of the glimmer circle then adhered it to the card front with Liquid Glue.  I popped the sentiment circle over the top with a Stampin’ Dimensional, aligning the dimensional inside the hole I’d cut in the glimmer paper mat.

To finish off the card front, I tied a bow from three lengths of Whisper White Solid Baker’s Twine and adhered it with a Glue Dot.

On the inside, I added a second Love Sparkles sentiment, using the same Mint Macaron and Island Indigo offset stamping that I’d done on the front.  Then I added a couple more Mint Macaron shamrocks with the Sealed With Love heart and Mint Macaron Stampin’ Write Marker.

I SNAILd the panel to an Island Indigo mat and into my Mint Macaron card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals, and the card was done.

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more Sealed With Love Mint Macaron shamrocks on the front…

…and a little more of the Blooms & Bliss DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Mint Macaron shamrocks, courtesy of Sealed With Love.  And a couple of really cute sentiments – love the font with the little sparkles all over it on this Love Sparkles stamp set.  Hope you like! 🙂

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


HOST CODE FOR 16 MAR – 31 MAR: XBYZMW9W

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


 Just a Reminder…


Sale-A-Bration items are only available while supplies last!  When they’re gone…they’re gone!  We’ve already sold out of the Card Tins, so…it does happen! Don’t let your favorite pass you by! 🙂


 2015-2017 In Colors….Mint Macaron Is Almost Gone!

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It’s time for you to start getting stocked up on your favorite color card stock, re-inkers, Designer Papers, Ribbons and Embellishments in these colors before they retire and/or sell-out!  Re-inkers and card stock typically sell out fast as retirement nears!  This is a really great time to do it, too, cuz you can still take advantage of the Sale-A-Bration benefits!

Here’s a link directly to the 2015 – 2017 In Color Collection – Happy Shopping!


Don’t Waste Another Moment!

Join My Team – the Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew – Today!

(And get TWO FREE STAMP SETS!)

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Right now, get up to $200 for just $99.  And – it ships for free!  You select $125 worth of product and pay just $99 – plus, right now, you get 2 FREE BONUS STAMPS with a value up to $104.  Did I mention FREE SHIPPING??  Doesn’t get a lot better than that!

And – of course, from the moment you join, you’ll get your demonstrator discount on all your future Stampin’ Up! products!

If you’re interested in becoming a Demonstrator or have any questions about joining, feel free to drop me an email, I’d love to tell you more about it!  Or visit my Join My Team page for more details.  I welcome all types of Demonstrators on my team – from those who’d just like to get the discount for themselves to those who want to build a business. 🙂

 


Today marks exactly two weeks before the end of Sale-A-Bration!  I think we should mark the end with…an Ordering Special!  Watch for another post a little later today with all the details, okay?

TTFN

Mary


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:  


CARD CUTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:

Mint Macaron Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″  (card base – scored and folded at 4 1/4″)

Island Indigo Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for card front and for inner liner)

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

Blooms & Bliss DSP: 1 1/4″ x 5 1/8″ (strip on card front); envelope flap

Mint Macaron Glimmer Paper: 2″ Scallop Circle (mat for 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….

You know, I buy Finn toys.

And chew bones.

And tennis balls.

And Frisbees.

Even joined the Pet Perks club to try to get some specials.

He doesn’t want for much.

Or…anything.

Which is why it’s funny and not pitiful when he’s enamored with a…vegetable oil bottle.

He appears to enjoy kicking it and then chasing it.  And he had it behind the house, rolling it down the little hill in the dry and crunchy leaves.  And boing-ing after it!!

He’s a trip, for sure!

TTFN

M

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Stampin’ Up! Reverse Word Sneak Peek!

Well – happy Sunday! On the way home – with my new manicure….mostly…intact!  Yes, I even went and got a manicure yesterday before the wedding.  I kinda hate going – I’m always pretty sure that as the technicians chatter in their own language, laughing and giggling, that they’re discussing the horrendous state of my nails!!  Also – a manicure will typically last me…a day.

Maybe.  If I sit around with my fingers splayed and hovering in the air. Which isn’t very likely given…well….life! 🙂

Bottom line…I don’t do it much!

On the other hand – ha!! – I really want to start doing videos and posting them for y’all.  So manicures may be something I need to do more of.  The trick will be finding a good nail color that coordinates with all the ink that’s probably also going to be gracing my fingers! 🙂

We’ll see how that works out!

The wedding was gorgeous – took place right on the water.  It was wonderful to see my friend so happy with his new bride – who is lovely inside and out.  And it was great to see my friends from work – who’d driven from Alabama or flown from California for the event.  I’m very glad I went! 🙂

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And in case that’s not pretty enough – sunset over the water was spectacular! 🙂

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For those looking for their Finn-Fan-Fix….take a look at my card and then scroll down to the end of the post! 🙂

My card for today is a quick-and-easy congratulations card that I made with the upcoming Sale-A-Bration stamp set called Reverse Words….

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I also added a sentiment from the Flourishing Phrases stamp set and a bit of Affectionately Yours Specialty DSP.  Take a look-see:

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