Encouragement

Stampin’ Up! Magical Mermaid Memories and More!

Happy happy HAAAAAWWWWMP Day!!  Hope your week is going well!

First the big news, in case you missed it yesterday!  The DAISY PUNCH IS BACK IN STOCK!  Don’t know for how long – hopefully for good, but…I sure wouldn’t hang too long before you snap it up!  Here’s a link to them in my Online Store (don’t forget to add the host code, y’all!!).

Now, you might think I’d have used the Daisy Punch in my card for today, but…that makes way too much sense, doesn’t it? Of course I didn’t use the Daisy Punch.  I used the Magical Mermaid stamp set.  And…a card from the Color Theory Memories & More Card Pack.  Take a look-see:

My layout was inspired – a little loosely, maybe! – by the sketch challenge at CAS(E) This Sketch:

And I also used the photo inspiration at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

I started with a piece of Bundle of Love DSP in Soft Sky and cut a short panel using the scallop die in the Seasonal Layers Thinlits.  Then I cut a piece of Vellum card stock with the scallop die – making it just a little shorter in length.

Using the sea grass image in the Magical Mermaid set, I stamped it in Versamark all across the bottom of the vellum panel.  Then I sprinkled it lightly with Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder, shook that off, and filled in the rest with Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  It’s not glaringly obvious that I used two colors, but I think it added a little depth.

After I heat embossed the panel, I turned it over and added some Old Olive and Pear Pizzaz behind the embossed images with my Stampin’ Write Markers.  Then I used dots of my Fine-Tip Glue behind the embossed parts of the image (to hide the glue) and adhered it over my Bundle of Love panel.

The sunset is a card in the Color Theory Memories & More Card Pack.  I cut it down to get as much of the sunburst in it as I could.  I did a dry fit with my scalloped panel and then used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to add the Magical Mermaid sentiment in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  You might notice that’s part of a sentiment.  I cut the words “in you” right off the stamp.

Oh yes I did.  And you can, too!  No one will judge you!  And it’s going to be so much easier to stamp just part of the sentiment.  And – if you just make the cut and don’t trim it up, it’ll go right back together on your block if you want the whole thing! 🙂

I also stamped the small mermaid image in Tuxedo Black.  Finally, I added some sea birds from the High Tide stamp set.  

I used Liquid Glue to add the sunburst panel to my Basic Black mat, then I popped the scalloped panel over the mat with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I stamped another little Mermaid in Tuxedo Black on a piece of Whisper White and fussy cut her – then added her with a little Liquid Glue and a Mini Stampin’ Dimensional over the stamped image on the sunburst panel.

I wrapped some Pool Party Solid Baker’s Twine twice around the card front, securing it in the back with scotch tape.  Then I added a couple of strands of Gold Mini Sequin Trim with a Glue Dot.  It’s finished off with a double-length bow, which I added with another Glue Dot.  And that was it for the card front!

On the inside, I just stamped the rest of the Magical Mermaid sentiment in Tuxedo Black on a Whisper White panel.  Over that, I added the bubbles image in Soft Sky.  Then I thought it would be fun to add a little more mermaid – so I stamped a little bit of her in Versamark and heat embossed her in Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  I lightly colored her tail with Soft Sky, Pink Pirouette and So Saffron Stampin’ Write Markers.

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to my Basic Black mat and into a Soft Sky card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

On the front of my Whisper White Medium Envelope, I added more Magical Mermaid bubbles in Soft Sky, and a Tuxedo Black mermaid…

…and then I added some gold foil bubble paper from the Bundle of Love DSP to the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I love the little Magical Mermaid bobbing on the waves, watching the sunset! The sunset I did NOT have to stamp, cuz it was already there for me on a Color Theory Memories & More Card!  How cool!  I definitely used elements from several different stamp sets and dies on this one!  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 JULY – 31 JULY: 32HPSYMQ

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.


Bonus Days Going On Now…  

There’s Still Time to Gather Up As Many Coupons As You Can!

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 right here.


TIME IS RUNNING OUT…

 

ONE WEEK FROM TODAY THIS DEAL WILL BE GONE!

THINK HOW FAR THOSE $5 COUPONS WOULD GO WITH AN ADDITIONAL 20% DISCOUNT!  

 

When you join in July, you’ll get $72 worth of EXTRA goodies in the free Essentials Pack.  

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:  Carols of Christmas Stamp Set from the upcoming holiday catalog ($20 value). 

 

Check it all out on my Promotions Page!  I think you’ll agree – it a most wonderful time of the year to join us!!


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


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

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

Basic Black Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner)

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

Bundle of Love Specialty DSP:  3 7/8″ x 3″ (scalloped panel); envelope flap  

Vellum Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 2 7/8 (top scalloped panel)  

Color Theory Card Pack:


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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  Daisy Delight Fun Fold Blog Candy!

Here’s what’s up for grabs!

  • Daisy Delight stamp set
  • Daisy Punch
  • Wood Textures DSP Stack

For details and to get entered to win, go to this BLOG POST!  Hurry – entries close on Sunday night – 30 July!


Finn-Fan Fix  

First off – you’ll be glad to know that Finn is fully recovered from his harrowing ordeal yesterday! Thank you all for your well wishes!

This morning, before I could get covered up by work, we had a spa day!  We washed all three horses and…yep.

See the face?  That’s the face that says…”I hate this.  I do wish it didn’t feel so darned good with the warm water and my mom rubbing and scratching me all over.  Cuz I really hate this.  No.  I really really do!”

He so did not hate it!  He leaped out at the end and took great delight in sharing the water with us!  And now he’s all soft and WHITE!

And still some tangles.  But we’re working on those.  

Baby steps. 🙂

TTFN

M  

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Stampin’ Up! Burned Out….Watts of Occasions!

Mornin’, y’all!  If things go as planned – and I wake up and get it in gear – I’ll be on my way home when you get this!  As I write on Thursday afternoon – my room is all packed up (ish) and I’m ready to start the trips to the car.  In an unusual departure from my norm – I even kept the pictures I took of the loaded car so I can repeat that!  I was ready to make a trip down, but the afternoon rain storms stopped that.  So…will write this post, have a little dinner and then maybe take a load.  It’ll be a bit cooler then, too – so maybe my inks and stamp sets won’t swelter! 🙂

The card I’m sharing today uses a few ideas from the catalog for this super cute Watts of Occasions stamp set.  I grabbed a couple of ideas from several cards that SU! used as examples and combined them on this quick and easy card.  Take a look-see:

Yea.  I might have been feeling a little burned out when I made this one! 🙂  And that little face in the light bulb – it’s just the cutest!

This one went together in about 3 seconds flat.  So – hang on!

I started with a regular Tranquil Tide card base, folded in a vertical tent.  Using some sticky notes, I laid the card flat on my work space and masked the back off.  Then I stamped the little burned out image from Watts of Occasions in Tranquil Tide all across the front.  I did not use my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig…just eyeballed it!

I cut a piece of my Canson 90lb Cold-Pressed Watercolor Paper for the sentiment banner.  I cut the end with my Banner Triple Punch.  I don’t know if you can tell it – but I cut the other end to make it a little catty-wampus.  Can you see that?  I wanted it to look….sort of too-tired-to-even-be-straight!

I stamped the image in Basic Black Archival Ink and when it was dry, used my Aqua Pen to quickly brush some Tranquil Tide across his face.  Then I stamped the sentiment – crookedy-ly! – in more Basic Black Archival Ink.

The second banner is cut to the same dimensions – including the catty-wampus “straight” side – in Daffodil Delight card stock.  Then I embossed it in my Polka Dot Basic TIEF.

To assemble the card front, I used a strip or two of Fast Fuse to adhere some loop-d-loops of Silver Mini Sequin Trim, then I popped the banners over the top with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  And…done! 🙂

On the inside, I used a piece of Whisper White card stock and stamped the Watts of Occasions heart-bulb in Basic Black Archival Ink in the corner.  Then I gave it a quick brush of Powder Pink with my Aqua Pen.

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Daffodil Delight mat and into the card base and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got the heart-bulb image in Powder Pink on the front…

…and a few more times on the envelope flap.  I used sticky notes to protect the front of the envelope while I did this part!

Et Voila!  This is such a fun a little set – the images are super cute and, if you like puns, then the sentiments in this one are definitely for you!  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 JULY – 31 JULY: 32HPSYMQ

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.


Bonus Days Going On Now…  

There’s Still Time to Gather Up As Many Coupons As You Can!

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.
  • You can use as many coupons as you like on your orders in August – one, three, five…
  • 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!


TIME IS RUNNING OUT…

 

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Spend $99 (plus some tax).  

Get Free Shipping (saves 10%).  

Select $125 in free goodies (select bundles and save another 10%!).  

Add in about $72 in the free Essentials Pack.  

Yea.  

That’s a deal you really really shouldn’t miss!  

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:


Want to know what else you’ll get?  A Lot – including a chance to earn a trip to….well.  It’s different every year!  I’m headed out on an Alaskan Cruise in 2018.  I hear tell that the trip is a Greek Island Cruise in 2019.  Wanna come with!

Check it all out on my Promotions Page!  I think you’ll agree – it a most wonderful time of the year to join us!!


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


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″)

Daffodil Delight Card Stock: 2 1/8″ x 3 5/8″ (embossed banner); 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for inner liner)

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

Canson 90lb Cold Pressed Watercolor Paper: 2 1/8″ x 3 5/8″ (sentiment banner)


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  –  no new pictures of the Finn today!  Don’t be scared of Cujo – his smile is fiercer than his bite (which is pretty much non-existent!!) 😉

TTFN

M  

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Stampin’ Up! Touches of Textures and Orchids for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop



Happy Thursday, y’all – and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!  Everybody’s playing today, so be sure to check out all the ladies’ blogs when you get done here!

We had a clean and simple sketch to play with this week.  Check it out.

I played with a new bundle – the Climbing Orchid Bundle in the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog.  And I added some Touches of Texture to bring it on home.  Take a look-see:

I got a little help in the color department from the Sunday Stamps challenge this week.

I started with a panel of Smoky Slate card stock, simply matted on a piece of Whisper White.  In the center of the panel, I stamped the image from the Touches of Texture stamp set in Smoky Slate ink.  Over that, and a little to the side, in Basic Black Archival Ink, I stamped the flower image – also from Touches of Texture.

I pulled out my Cherry Cobbler ink pad and used my Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush to color the “roses”, picking up the ink from the lid of the pad.  The other flowers are lightly colored with the Wink of Stella picking up Dapper Denim and the leaves are in Marina mist.

I made the sentiment banner by stamping the sentiment from Climbing Orchid in Cherry Cobbler on a strip of Whisper White.  Isn’t that font gorgeous!?!  I snipped a banner end on one side and then edged it with my Dapper Denim Stampin’ Write Marker.

The orchid embellishment is the smaller flower in the Climbing Orchid stamp set, stamped in Dapper Denim on a piece of Pool Party card stock.  Then I pulled some ink from the outlined image with my Clear Wink brush.  When it dried, I carefully went back over the lines with the fine-tip end of my Dapper Denim marker – just to “pop” them back out.  I also stamped the stamen (?) of the flower – I used stamped-off-once Cherry Cobbler for the outer part, and straight up Cherry Cobbler for the middle (it’s a two-step image).  

I cut out the two pieces with the matching dies in the Orchid Builder Framelits and used a Mini Stampin’ Dimensional to pop the stamen onto the flower.

I ran a strip of Night of Navy Washi from the new Basics Pack 3 Washi Tape across the middle of the panel.  Then, I adhered the flower to the sentiment banner with a little Liquid Glue, used some Glue Dots to wind a few loops of Silver Metallic Thread around on the back and then popped the whole thing on with more Stampin’ Dimensionals.  And yes – that was it for the card front.

On the inside, I went a little off of “normal” and used another piece of Smoky Slate card stock as the inner liner.  I stamped the flower from the Touches of Texture in the bottom corner and colored it with the Clear Wink of Stella – just like I’d done on the front.  Then I wrapped some more of the Night of Navy Washi Tape around the panel.

I matted the panel on Whisper White and Fast Fuse’d it 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 flower and a little more Washi Tape on the front…

…and a couple more images from the Touches of Texture stamp set on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I’m really loving the clean look of the relatively unadorned Smoky Slate card front, with the pops of color from the Touches of Texture and the Climbing Orchid Bundle.  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 16 JULY – 31 JULY: 32HPSYMQ

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 Going on Now!

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!


STILL TIME!

 

Join the team in July and get the Free Essentials Pack on top of the already-great-deals of your Starter Kit!

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?  

Be sure to check out all the details right here!

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:

Pool Party Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, score and fold at 5 1/2″); Orchid Builder flower die cut

Whisper White Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3/4″ x 3 1/4″ (sentiment banner)

Smoky Slate Card Stock:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner)

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


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


Finn-Fan Fix…will be back soont!  But, no FFF’s on Blog Hop Days!   

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Stampin’ Up! Coffee Cafe Makes the Day Go Better!

Happy Saturday, y’all!  I’m at work today – but there’s a light at the end of the tunnel!  Yesterday was a good one – we actually got things done!  You need to do things at work – one of my guys even mentioned actually feeling like he’d accomplished something, so…good day for all of us!  And, looks like I should be home next weekend!  Whoo-hoo!  We’ll play next weekend’s Sunday night video by ear – but I’ll be on tomorrow night. 🙂

A friend of mine had a bit of a tough week this week, so I thought I’d make her a quick card.   And since coffee makes my day better – do not get between me and that first cup (fair warning!) – I decided to use some goodies from the new Coffee Break Suite.  Take a look-see:

My layout was inspired – loosely! – by the sketch challenge this week at Freshly Made Sketches.


So, to start with – can y’all guess how I made my card front?  No…don’t scroll down to the product list.  That’s cheating!  

Take a minute.

If you guessed that I used the Marbled background stamp – you guessed right!  I inked it up with Soft Suede ink and stamped a Very Vanilla panel.  Looks like cafe au lait, doesn’t it??  

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Pear Pizzazz mat and that was my card front.

Next up is a square of the Coffee Break DSP, matted on a scalloped edge square of Pear Pizzazz, which I cut with the Squares Layering Framelits, and adhered to the card front with Liquid Glue.

I added a short strip of 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon with some more Liquid Glue and then started pulling my Grande Americano!

I stamped the Coffee Cafe cup image on a piece of Very Vanilla card stock in Chocolate Chip Ink.  While I was at it, I stamped the lid image, too, also in Chocolate Chip.  Then I cut them both out with their matching die from the bundled Coffee Cup Framelits.

Using a Sponge Dauber, I ever-so-lightly (lightly!!) added a little Crumb Cake to the left side of my cup – just for a little depth. Hint:  use your Crumb Cake Sponge Dauber without adding any more ink.  Drier – almost too dry – is better!

The coffee insulator is cut with the fun die from Coffee Cups Framelits from a piece of Crumb Cake card stock.  This one cuts the shape and embosses it with the cool corrugated stripes that makes it look just like one of those coffee cup thingys you get at the coffee shop.  The ones that keep you from getting third degree burns thru the not-so-thick coffee cup? I used a little Liquid Glue to attach it and then wrapped some Linen Thread twice around the cup, securing it in the back with tape.  Then I tied a double-length bow and adhered it with a dab of Liquid Glue.

I cut a Garden Green oval with the die in the Coffee Cups Framelits and adhered it with Glue.  Next is a heart from the Corrugated Elements.  Finally, I stamped the “Hi” from the Coffee Cafe stamp set onto one of the Soft Sky circles on a piece of Coffee Break DSP and punched it out with my 1/2″ Circle Punch.  I adhered it to the cup, popped the whole thing over the Burlap Ribbon and DSP panel with Dimensionals and the card front was done!

On the inside, I stamped a sentiment from Coffee Cafe in Chocolate Chip ink on a Very Vanilla panel.  Under it, I added the little heart in Soft Sky.  And, across the bottom, you’ll find some Chocolate Chip coffee beans and Soft Sky hearts – all courtesy of the Coffee Cafe stamp set!

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Pear Pizzazz mat and into my Garden Green card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

I added more Coffee Cafe coffee beans in Chocolate Chip and Soft Sky hearts across the front of my Very Vanilla Medium Envelope…

…and gave the envelope flap some more of the Coffee Break DSP.

Et Voila!  I’m loving that Marbled background stamp, aren’t you?  Looks like coffee with cream just swirling thru it!  And I think the Coffee Cafe stamp set and bundled Coffee Cups Framelits – are just perfect – especially paired up with their coordinating Coffee Break DSP.  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 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 from 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 Going On Now!

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!


Make Sure You Sign Up NOW – There’s Too Much Free Stuff to Miss Out On!

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!  


Spend $99 (plus some tax).  

Get Free Shipping (saves 10%).  

Select $125 in free goodies (select bundles and save another 10%!).  

Add in about $72 in the free Essentials Pack.  

Yea.  

There’s a deal for ya!  

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:


Want to know what else you’ll get?  A Lot – including a chance to earn a trip to….well.  It’s different every year!  I’m headed out on an Alaskan Cruise in 2018.  I hear tell that the trip is a Greek Island Cruise in 2019.  Wanna come with!

Check it all out on my Promotions Page!  I think you’ll agree – it a most wonderful time of the year to join us!!


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


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Garden Green Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, score and fold at 5 1/2″); Coffee Cups die cut oval

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

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); Coffee Break die cut pieces  

Crumb Cake Card Stock: Coffee Cups die cut cup cozy

Coffee Break DSP: 2 3/4″ square (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  –  no new pictures of the Finn today! 😦  

TTFN

M  

Categories: Any Occasion, Encouragement, Friendship, Joining Special, Just a Note, Just Because, Kids, Ordering Special!, Special Promotions, Thinking Of You | Tags: , , , | 26 Comments

Stampin’ Up! A Summer Bike Ride for the Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Team Blog Hop!

Good mornin’, y’all – welcome to another edition of Amy’s Inkin’ Knew team blog hop!  Each month we make projects centered around a theme – and this month is Celebrate Summer!!  We were given free rein to interpret that any way we liked….so, be sure to check out all the ladies’ blogs.  I know you’re going to see some awesome projects!

Being down here in Florida for this one, my mind sort of went to bike rides on the beach.  And, handily enough, we have a brand new stamp set and bundle that just’s the thing!  I used the Bike Ride stamp set and bundled Build A Bike Framelits for my offering today – take a look-see:

My layout and design elements were inspired by the sketch and photo from this week’s Fusion challenge.

I started with one of my very favorite wood designs in the Wood Textures DSP Stack – matting it on a piece of So Saffron card stock – for the card front.

Next up, I made two more – smaller – panels to work with the sketch (you can see I turned the sketch on its side), both are matted on So Saffron.  First, I adhered a length of 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon to the card front with Liquid Glue.  Then I SNAILd the first panel (which is another piece of Wood Textures DSP) over the top.  

To build my “beach sign” I used a piece of Smoky Slate card stock and adhered four strips of colored card stock to it.  I used Tempting Turquoise, Flirty Flamingo, Bermuda Bay and Calypso Coral – and I lightly sponged their edges with Crumb Cake.  I adhered them all to the Smoky Slate panel and then ran the whole thing thru my Big Shot in the Pinewood Planks TIEF.  

Then I stamped a sentiment from the Pieces & Patterns stamp set in Calypso Coral on the top “board”.  Upon further reflection – it would have been a little easier to stamp my sentiment and THEN emboss it in the TIEF.  But this way worked, too – although I did have to do a little touch up with my Calypso Coral Stampin’ Write Marker. 😉  I adhered it to its So Saffron mat and added it to the card front with Fast Fuse.

And then it was Build a Bike (framelit) time!  I stamped the parts of the bike on Whisper White, using a bunch of the fun images in the Bike Ride stamp set.  The bike is in So Saffron, with Smoky Slate and Bermuda Bay tires.  I cut the front basket from a piece of Smoky Slate card stock.  The dog, books and flowers bunches were all stamped in Chocolate Chip and then colored with various Stampin’ Write Markers (So Saffron, Pool Party, Flirty Flamingo, Daffodil Delight).  I even cut some So Saffron “streamers” and adhered them to the handlebars!

I used Stampin’ Dimensionals to pop the bike on top of my “beach sign” – then added the books and pooch with Dimensionals and the two flower bunches with Liquid Glue and Dimensionals.  The final touch is a tiny Linen Thread bow, adhered with a dab of Liquid Glue.  And that was it for the card front!

On the inside, I added another flower bunch from the Bike Ride stamp set in Chocolate Chip – and colored it in with Daffodil Delight and Flirty Flamingo Markers – to a Whisper White panel.

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a So Saffron mat and into my Chocolate Chip card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got another Bike Ride flower bunch on the front…

…and I added some more Wood Textures DSP to the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I think a bike ride on the beach – with my books, some flowers and my dog (pretend it’s Finn!)  – would be a nice way to spend a summer day.  Except for the lack of air conditioning! 😉  So…I’ll get my beach ride fix with the cool new Bike Ride stamp set and Build a Bike Framelits!  Hope you like!

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

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

Linda Richenberg
Jaimie Babarczy
Mary Deatherage – You Are Here!
Sue Prather
Jari Francis
Amy Koenders

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 from 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 Going On Now!

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!


There’s a Lot of Free Goodies up for Grabs if you Join Now – Including This Stamp Set!

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?

Want to know what else you’ll get?  Well – check it all out on my Promotions Page!  I think you’ll agree – it’s a most wonderful time of the year to join us!!


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


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

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

So Saffron Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3 1/8″ x 4 3/8″ (mats for the two small panels on the front); Build a Bike Framelit streamers

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); Build a Bike pieces and parts

Smoky Slate Card Stock: 3″ x 4 1/4″ (beach sign panel)

Calypso Coral, Tempting Turquoise, Flirty Flamingo and Bermuda Bay Card Stock: 5/8″ x 4 1/4″ (beach sign “boards)

Wood Textures DSP Stack: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); 3″ x 4 1/4″ (smaller middle panel); 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!


No FFF on Blog Hop Days!

TTFN

M  

Categories: Any Occasion, Encouragement, Everyday, Friendship, General, Happy Summer!, Life Event | Tags: , , | 20 Comments

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! Colorful Graceful Garden

Morning, all!  Welcome to the weekend – hope you’ve got some fun plans and that the weather is going to be nice for you!

I thought after a few days of what looked like complex, multi-step projects, that you might be ready for a super quick, super simple – but super pretty card!

So – I pulled out the new Graceful Garden stamp set and the Artistically Asian stamp set, plus some Color Theory DSP – and gave you exactly that.  Take a look-see:

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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! 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! Feathery Friendly Tabs & Squares!

Happy Long-Weekend, y’all!  Hope wherever you are will give you a lovely weekend to enjoy outdoors – and not surface-of-the-sun hot, either!  And, please, while you’re preparing for your family picnics and parties on Monday – take a moment to remember the folks still fighting the good fight so we can enjoy our weekend in safety and peace. 

So, the other day, when I made the sponged squares card, I actually got about 1/4 of a way thru the card I’m sharing with y’all today.  I had a concept in my head, but…it really needed a few extra colors (remember the sponged window card was working a Green/Gray/White color challenge.  You can see that one right here if you didn’t get to see it before.)  I finally gave up on it – at some point in the day, you have to cut your losses and drive on.  Or do your blog post at midnight! 😉

But – I held on to the squares I’d stamped and cut.  I was using the Host-exclusive stamp set called Feathery Friends and a little of the new Fresh Florals DSP Stack.  When I went to finish it, I added a few sentiment images from the new Tabs For Everything stamp set to make a pretty little card for y’all.  Take a look-see:

 

This sketch, from the CAS-ual Fridays blogspot, is one I’d been intrigued with since I saw it.

And I figured I’d play along with the Stamp Ink Paper challenge, too.  I mean – I’m a Card Maker.  And this was my choice, so… 🙂

To begin, I stamped the pretty little flower from the Feathery Friends stamp set in Tranquil Tide ink on Whisper White and cut it with the smallest Stitched Shapes square die (that’s about 1 1/8″ square).  I matted each square on a scalloped-edge square cut from a piece of Tranquil Tide paper in the new Fresh Florals DSP Stack.  I did that 8 times in all!

I lightly colored each flower with my Powder Pink Stampin’ Writes Marker – be careful doing this, the Tranquil Tide ink will bleed!  Then I used Liquid Glue to adhere each square to my Whisper White card front.  I left the center square open.

The center, sentiment, square is cut from Whisper White with a second Stitched Shapes Framelits die.  I stamped the little bird from Feathery Friends in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and colored it with my Tranquil Tide, Powder Pink and yes, Lemon-Lime Twist!!, Stampin’ Write Markers.

For my sentiment, I pulled a couple of words from the handy little Tabs For Everything (avail 1 June!) and stamped them in Tranquil Tide.  This is a photopolymer set, so it was easy to get the words right where I wanted them.

I matted the square on a scalloped-edge square of the Tranquil Tide Fresh Florals DSP and popped it over the top of the other squares with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I adhered the panel to a Powder Pink mat and then wrapped a piece of Powder Pink 1/2″ Finely Woven Ribbon around it, securing it in the back with scotch tape.  Then I used another short length to tie a “faux bow” – which is just a tight knot around the first piece of ribbon, with the ends trimmed nicely.  And that was it for the card front.

On the inside, I stamped the flowers from Feathery Friends in Tranquil Tide a few times on a Whisper White panel.  Then I colored them with the Powder Pink Stampin’ Write Marker.

I SNAILd the panel to a Powder Pink mat and into my Tranquil Tide card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more of the Feathery Friends flowers across the front…

…and then I added a little more Tranquil Tide Fresh Florals DSP to the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I really love this kind of card – with the grid of images.  And I think this one, with the flowers from Feathery Friends, came out just right!  I hope you like!

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 2017 Occasions Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


The Countdown Is On…

Stamps-N-Lingers 2017-2018 Annual Catalog Shares

 

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.

Only a Few More Days to Get These Value-Packed Bundles!

They Go Away at the End of the Day on 31 May!!

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

Feathery Friends will be available with Stampin’ Rewards on 1 June.  Tabs For Everything will also be available on 1 June, as will the 2017-2018 In Colors products!  It’s almost here, y’all!! 🙂


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Tranquil Tide Card Stock (avail right now in the Premium Eastern Palace Bundle!): 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, score and fold at 5 1/2″)

Powder Pink Card Stock (avail 1 June): 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner)

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); 1 1/8″ Stitched Shapes squares (x8 – flower squares); 2 1/8″ Stitched Shapes square (sentiment square)

Fresh Florals DSP (avail 1 June): 1 1/8″ scallop square (x8 – mat for floral squares); 2 1/4″ scallop square (mat for sentiment square); 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…

Our days are driven by routine – it’s a by-product of having animals.  Dog goes out when I get up.

Dog comes in and has a nap.

We feed the horses at 8.  Run the dog around.  Play some bumper.  He goes for a pond.

Let the horses out.  Clean the stalls.

Back inside.  Mom starts her work day on the computer.

Cats beg for food.  

Dog eats cat food Mom throws for noisy cats.

Cat settles down for a snooze by the back door – especially when it’s a nice summer day and the door’s open.

That’s Leo.  He’s eyeballing some chipmunks and a few birds.

Finn – checks out breakfast and usually decides he’s not hungry yet.

Time to join the cat in the morning snooze.

That’s our morning,  

All the mornings!

Life is good.

TTFN

M

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