Encouragement

Stampin’ Up! Sliding Barn Door Card

‘Sup, y’all?  Having a good weekend?  I hope so!

If you were able to join me last night on my FB Live video – thanks for spending part of your long weekend with me!  I surely do appreciate it!  If not, but you’d like to watch the replay, here ’tis on YouTube!

One of the fun new bundles in the 2018 Occasions catalog also has a very high “cool” factor, and that’s the Barn Door stamp set bundled with the Sliding Door Framelits.  I used that bundle to create a fun and cool card that could be used for almost any card-sending need.  Take a look-see:

So -the details on how to make this card are really all in the video, so – do check it out!

I made this as a “postcard” style card – with just the sliding barn door front and a decorated panel on the back for writing a message.

All the sentiments are on the front – the first is visible when your recipient pulls the card from the envelope…

And then they can slide the barn door to the left to see what would (normally) be the inside sentiment!

I made the front panel with the Simple Stripes TIEF and used the debossed side up – channeling JoAnna Gaines with some shiplap siding!  

All the “hardware” is cut with the various little dies in the Sliding Door Framelits and adhered with Liquid Glue.  Just to be clear – the “rollers” on the top of the door are purely decorative.  All the rolling work is done with 1/2″ Circle punch shapes and Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Again – check out the video! 🙂

On the flip side, I Fast Fuse’d a Whisper White panel to a Whisper White mat and stamped the pretty little wreath and flowers from the Barn Door set.  I colored the stamp with my Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight and Bermuda Bay Stampin’ Write Markers.

The base of the card is a simple piece of Basic Black and I Fast Fuse’d the front and back to it to create a “post card”!

My Whisper White Medium envelope got a repeat of the Barn Door wreath on the front…

…and on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  One day I hope to have lovely white shiplap and a sliding barn door for “reals” in a house, but until then…Stampin’ Up! let’s me create them with card stock and ink using the Barn Door bundle.  And you can, too!  Also, although I used the pretty sentiments from the stamp set on this card – think of all the sentiment combinations you could use with this design!  🙂  Hope you like!

TTFN

Mary

P.S Have you thought about joining Stampin’ Up!?  Well – this is a great time – and I’d love to have you on my team! Check out The Ultimate Bundle down below.  And…come on and join the fun! 🙂


HOST CODE FOR 1 JAN – 15 JAN: QGAJHYYU

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.


Get in on the Ultimate Bundle!

What if you could get anything you wanted – from the Annual Catalog, the Occasions catalog, the Clearance rack?  And what if you could get it with like…a 45% savings?  And – what if, after you bought that Ultimate Bundle, you could THEN get 20-25% off Every.  Single.  Thing.

I think you’d be pulling out that credit card!

I am, of course, talking about the Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit!  It truly is the Ultimate Bundle.  

ESPECIALLY right now during Sale–A-Bration.  

Let’s look at some facts.

  • You spend $99 – and you pick any products you want (the products you pick are 100% up to you!) for a value of $125.
  • Because it’s Sale-A-Bration, you ALSO get ANY two stamp sets…FREE.  So…if you picked…say…the Letters For You stamp set and the Wood mount Flourishing Phrases – that’s another $99 worth of free goodness!
  • Every order thereafter…you save 20%.  On everything.  And, play your cards right (see what I did there?) you can parlay that to a 25% discount.
  • There’s no obligation to sell.  Advertise.  Blog.  Do workshops.  Attend events.  Do craft shows.  Nothing!
  • If you meet your quarterly quota – you remain a demonstrator.  And keep saving that money!
  • If you don’t?  Well…you go on your merry way with about $225 worth of goodies tucked in your craft stash. No commitment – no penalty!
  • Joining the Critters-N-Creating Krew team is easy – and we are building a great little community of folks who love to stamp and create!  We have a fun and exclusive FB page that we share with the Amy’s Inkin’ Krew.  We chat and share our projects there.  We also have monthly virtual team meetings and quarterly meetings where those of us in the area all get together to have lunch and make fun projects! 
  • Our team is a mix of folks who joined to get the discount (Hobby Demos) and those who are pursuing a business! So whatever YOUR goal is – you’re most welcome!
  • You’ll be joining a super company that’s been around for 30 years! Yep – 2018 is our 30th Anniversary and there’s big happenings in store throughout the year – what a great time to get in on the fun!
  • Joining is easy to do – just click here and head on over the Online application!  And – if you have any questions while you’re there – or before you go! – drop me a note at stamps-n-lingers@comcast.net!

Sale-A-Bration is a pretty big deal, y’all!  Check out all the information over on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page!


Stamps-N-Lingers 2018 Occasions Catalog Special Bundle Sale!



Check out all my special bundles at my Stamps-N-Lingers 2018 Occasions Catalog Bundles page and fill out the form you’ll find there.  There are descriptions of each bundle as well as pictures!  


Do you love free stuff? We thought so, cuz…hello?  Free!!

So, let me let you in on a little-known fact: You can earn Sale-A-Bration rewards when you purchase a 3-, 6-, or 12- month prepaid Paper Pumpkin subscription.  In fact, purchasing prepaids may be the best and easiest way to earn free Sale-A-Bration products—especially if you’re new to papercrafting and find the catalog a little intimidating!

Here’s the deets:


Ready to get started?  Click right here and you’ll be on your way!

Hope you know what you want for your Sale-A-Bration Freebie! 🙂

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


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Basic Black Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ (card base); Sliding Door Framelits die cuts

Whisper White Card Stock: 4 1/8″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for back); 2 3/8″ x 3 3/4″ (sentiment panel); Sliding Door die cuts

Thick Whisper White Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and back)


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 think I need to even write much on this FFF.  

Let’s have pictures do most of the talking, shall we?

So…this happened on Sunday morning (and is actually 3 degrees warmer than when I went out the first time)…

This is my response…

Definitely me and not the terrorist that it looks like.  Please note I can barely see – the face mask clouds my glasses with every breath.  Freeze the face or be able to see.  The struggle is real.

Here’s the Man’s response…

Just a pleasantly brisk morning to enjoy sleeping on the golf cart.  And no – I do NOT want to come in, thank you.

😉

TTFN

M

 

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Stampin’ Up! Snowy Waterfront Night

Good morning, y’all!  I’m sort of betting I didn’t win the Big Lottery last night, so this isn’t my farewell blog…

Not that I’d quit making cards or blogging if I won.  Nope.  I’d still be right here – OTHER things would go away! 😉

My card – speaking of – uses the wonderful new stamp set called Waterfront.  Once again, I let a sample in the 2018 Occasions catalog inspire me.  Take a look-see:

I played along with the Tic-Tac-Toe challenge – welcome back, y’all! – going across the top and on the diagonal from the bottom left…

I started with a Dapper Denim panel and stamped the wonderful perfect awesome Pine trees image (y’all – I have a new favorite!!) across the panel about mid-way down.  I stamped the image twice without re-inking several times, to create a forest.  Then I pulled out my Whisper White Craft Ink pad.  

I stamped the moon first and then started adding “snow” – this is a wonderful image in the Waterfront stamp set.  I also added drifts of snow across the bottom.  Once I had it as snowy as I wanted it to be, I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Whisper White mat and then to a Dapper Denim mat.

I used some Liquid Glue to adhere a few loops of Whisper White Solid Baker’s Twine to the card front in preparation for the rest of the elements.

I stamped the Waterfront sentiment in Whisper White Craft Ink on a piece of Dapper Denim and cut it out with a Stitched Shapes Framelit.  When it was dry, it was a little lighter than I wanted – so I traced the words with a non-Stampin’ Up! White Gel Pen.

I also cut a larger circle of Dapper Denim with a Stitched Shapes Framelits die, and stamped more of the Waterfront trees in Dapper Denim.

Finally, I cut a slightly larger scalloped circle in Whisper White and a snowflake from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits.  I adhered all the pieces together with Liquid Glue and popped it over the Baker’s Twine with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  A White Perfect Accents dot in the middle of the snowflake finished off the card front.

On the inside, I stamped the second sentiment from the Waterfront set in Dapper Denim on a Whisper White panel and added more of the trees across the bottom.

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Dapper Denim mat and into my Thick Whisper White card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more Dapper Denim Waterfront trees on the front…

…and then I added more snow – in Dapper Denim – across the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Y’all!!  Oh.  My.  Goodness!  This was a stamp set that instantly drew ooh’s, aah’s and a really unseemly number of whoo-hooo’s when it was introduced at OnStage.  And I guess you can see why!  I LOVE this set!!  And I hope you do, too – and are busily clicking on it in the product list below to get it for yourself!!

TTFN

Mary  

P.S.  Only a few more days to get your name in the pot for one of three uber-cool Blog Candy packages! Here’s the link…head over to see what’s up for grabs and what you need to do to be eligible!


HOST CODE FOR 1 JAN – 15 JAN: QGAJHYYU

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.


KICK OFF SALE-A-BRATION AND THE 2018 OCCASIONS CATALOG…

WITH

DOUBLE PEPPERMINT REWARD POINTS!

I’m offering Double Peppermint Reward Points for orders over $50 (before shipping and taxes) between today and the 10th of January!!  Don’t miss your chance to earn extra points towards a FREE $40 gift of your choice!  When you gather up 16 peppermints, you’ll be able to select any product (or products!) valued at $40 and I’ll ship it directly to you for free!  Normally, you earn one peppermint for each $25 you spend (before shipping and taxes).  During this special – you’ll get TWO for each $25 when you spend $50. 🙂  Of course – you’ll also be earning a Sale-A-Bration goody with each $50 you spend!!

Don’t forget to add the Host Code above if your order is under $150 to get your free thank you gift (orders over $150 automatically get the free thank you gift!).  For more information about my Peppermint Reward points (my buyer reward program), click here.  And – make your money go even further with my Special Bundles! 🙂


Stamps-N-Lingers 2018 Occasions Catalog Special Bundle Sale!

As has become my tradition, I’ve gathered up some goodies from the new Suites in the 2018 Occasions Catalog that coordinate perfectly with each other and will get you well on the way to making great cards and projects!  

Consider me your own Personal Shopper – but… I’m giving you about a 15% savings on each bundle over the price you’d pay if you bought the goodies on your own.  All the bundles include FREE Shipping and will come directly to you.

As a bonus –  you’ll get a free gift from me when you order!!  Or two free gifts…read on to see what I mean… and I’m also letting you cash in on Sale-a-Bration FREEBIES!

Check out the bundles I’ve put together for you this time!

Picture Perfect Birthday Suite Bundle (Photopolymer)
Sweet Soiree – You can select Wood or Clear
Painted With Love – Wood or Clear
Petal Passion  – Wood or Clear
Brusho Starter Kit – Wood or Clear
Tutti-Frutti (Photopolymer) 
Myths & Magic – Wood or Clear
True Gentleman – Wood or Clear

BONUS TIME!!

I’ll also add in a pack of the new Whisper White Narrow Note Cards and Envelopes (they’re on page 19 of the Occasions Catalog) when you place an order for one of these bundles.  

Order multiple bundles at the same time…and I’ll throw in a pack of the new Glitter & Clear Epoxy Shapes (page 33)!  🙂

So – if these look good to you, head over to my Stamps-N-Lingers 2018 Occasions Catalog Bundles page and fill out the form you’ll find there.  There are also pictures of the bundles!  

And – since it’s Sale-A-Bration time – I’m going to let you reap those benefits, too!  After each bundle you’ll see noted the number of SAB items that will come with that bundle (Level 1 and/or Level 2) – so please type which ones you’d like into the box in the order form!  If I have any questions, I’ll drop you an e-mail!

I’ll send you a PayPal invoice as soon as you order.  Then, on 3 Jan,  I’ll get them ordered and right on the way to you!  Please note: these offers are available to anyone – but I can only ship to addresses in the United States. 🙂


WHAT IS SALE-A-BRATION?

Sale-a-bration is the biggest Stampin’ Up! sale of the year! You can earn free, exclusive products with every qualifying order. You can reap the rewards when you shop, host, or join during Sale-A-Bration!

Sale-A-Bration Dates

  • Sales Period: January 3 – March 31, 2018
  • Watch for more Sale-a-bration exclusive items beginning on February 16!

If you don’t have your own copy of the Occasions Catalog or Sale-a-bration brochure – drop me a line here on my Contact Page and I’ll get a set in the mail to you ASAP!

SHOP!


For every $50 you spend on Stampin’ Up! merchandise (ANY merchandise including Annual Catalog items, Occasions Catalog items, online exclusives and even Clearance Rack merchandise!) during Sale-a-bration, you’ll receive a free Sale-A-Bration product.

Stampin’ Up! also has an exciting new announcement for this year: They have a new reward level, giving you more flexibility and options for you free items!

Check it out:

  • If you spend $50, you get one free level 1 product.
  • If you spend $100, you get one free level 2 product, OR, you can choose two level 1 items.
  • If you spend $150, you’ll have the option to choose three level 1 items or one level 1 item and one level 2 item.

HOST!


When you place a qualifying order or host a qualifying party with at least $250 in sales during Sale-A-Bration, you’ll earn $25 in additional Stampin’ Rewards! These rewards can used toward any regular Stampin’ Up! merchandise, the host exclusive stamp sets or can even be applied towards a Starter Kit, allowing you to join and become a demonstrator!

JOIN!


If you join as a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator during Sale-a-bration, you get to pick $125 in Stampin’ Up! merchandise in your starter kit for only $99 plus applicable taxes AND you get your choice of TWO additional stamp sets for your kit—any stamp set, any price (*excludes bundles and Sale-A-Bration sets). Plus, the kit ships for free!

If you’re interested in joining as a Demonstrator, we’d love to have you join our team! There’s no commitment and no penalty if you decide that being a Demonstrator isn’t right for you.  Why not give it a try?  We have a fun Facebook page where we chat a lot and we do virtual meetings monthly and in-person meetings quarterly. 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:

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

Dapper Denim Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner);  3 3/4″ x 5″ (card front); 1 3/8″ Stitched Shapes circle (sentiment circle); 1 7/8″ Stitched Shaper Circle (stamped circle on front)

Whisper White Card Stock:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (Mat for card front and inner liner); 1 3/8″ scalloped circle (on front); Seasonal Layers Thinlit die cut

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 3″ x 4 3/8″ (inner liner)

Color Theory DSP: 3″ x 4 3/8″ (sentiment panel)

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  

It’s been rather miserably cold here.  Now – admittedly, we have no snow (which you can decide if that’s a good thing or a bad thing – we kind of like not having snow!) – and we’re not in the middle of a “bomb cyclone”.  Who named it that anyway?!?

But – it’s cold.  And one of the consequences of the cold is frozen water troughs and buckets for the horses.  Which leads to lots of giant…ICE CUBES!  All over the place (from where we toss the ice out).   

Well.  The man loves him some ice cubes!  When we get ice out of the freezer in the house he hears it and comes running to get one.

Imagine…ice cubes from horse water! Just a little icky and oh-so-yummy to crunch and munch.

Or…toss around and play with…

Funny little man.

TTFN

M

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Stampin’ Up! Hanging Garden Fun Fold for the Stamp Ink Paper #130

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

Our Stamp Ink Paper Challenge #130 this week is a theme challenge…Just Say No To Christmas!

I was glad to have a solid excuse to not do a Christmas card today – you know,  other than the obvious it’s-pretty-late-to-try-to-send-a-Christmas-Card reason! And it really opened the door for another 2018 Occasions Catalog Sneak Peek!

I picked the beautiful Hanging Garden stamp set for today’s fun-fold card.  And I paired it up with the True Gentleman DSP.  Take a look-see:

Looks pretty standard, doesn’t it?  Well – it’s hiding a little secret.  A secret that I saw on Lisa Curcio’s blog site.  It’s a double-front card – check what happens when you raise up the circle art panel… It’s a second card front!

There’s still more to reveal, so read on!

I rather loosely used the sketch challenge at Sunday Stamps to help me make my – double! – card front!

I started with a Very Vanilla card base – regular A2 size – and cut the front panel off at 2 7/8″ from the fold.  Card base #1!

Then I cut a second Very Vanilla card base at 3 7/8″ x 10 1/4″ and scored/folded it at 5 1/8″.   I Fast Fuse’d a Tranquil Tide card stock mat to the inside of the larger card base #1 and then Fast Fuse’d the back panel of the smaller card base #2 to that.

Did that even sort of make sense?

I matted a small rectangle of the True Gentleman DSP (avail 3 Jan) on a Tranquil Tide mat and then to the short front piece on the outer card.

My art piece is a Very Vanilla panel cut with the largest of the Stitched Shapes Framelits circle dies.  On that, I stamped one of the pretty hanging baskets from the Hanging Garden stamp set (avail 3 Jan) in Versamark.  I sprinkled it with Copper Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heat embossed it with my Heat Tool.

I used Tranquil Tide, Night of Navy and Crushed Curry Stampin’ Write Markers to color the basket and then stamped some Tranquil Tide butterflies (from Hanging Garden) around the basket.


I matted the circle on a Tranquil Tide scalloped circle cut with the Circles Layering Framelits and then popped it onto the short card front panel with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I added a few Rhinestone Basic Jewels and a tiny Linen Thread bow and the card front (the first one!) was done!

On the second card front, I added a length of 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon with some Liqud Glue.  Over that, I added a sentiment banenr – cut from Very Vanilla and stamped in Night of Navy with the sentiment from Hanging Garden.  The ends are snipped with my Paper Snips and I edged it with my Tranquil Tide Marker.  And that was it for card front #2!

On the inside – which is the inside of the inner card (card base #2 – LOL), I used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to stamp a second sentiment from Hanging Garden in Night of Navy.  I added another butterfly image in Tranquil Tide – and that was it!  The card-within-a-card was done!


My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got more Tranquil Tide Hanging Garden butterflies on the front…

…and some more of the True Gentleman DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Isn’t Hanging Garden a gorgeous stamp set!?  It’s got wonderful sentiments and beautiful images – winner winner!  I love the True Gentleman DSP, too – so subtle and quiet!  

And this is a fun – and easy! – fun fold that will surprise your recipients! Hope you like!

TTFN

Mary

 


HOST CODE FOR 16 DEC – 31 DEC: 4XMKUCKG

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


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


Only a Couple Spots Left in My Next Online Host Club

Let me Know if You Want One of Them…


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

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

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

How does it work?  Well – at a glance…

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

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

And what do you get in return?

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

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


2018 Occasions Catalog Shares are Now Open!

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

I’ll place our Shares order first jump out of the box on 3 Jan 18 and use expedited shipping so I get it back fast!  Then I’ll get it all cut up, packaged and out the door quick as I can – hopefully during the week of 8 Jan!

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

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

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


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

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


The Great Year-End Sale Is Underway!

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


THE RESERVATION WINDOW IS OPEN!

 

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

I’ve got all the information over on my Promotions page – including a super little video with lots of information on this wonderful new stamp placement tool.  Be sure to check it out – peruse the how-to-reserve-your-Stamparatus tutorial you’ll find there, and then get your reservation in before the 30th!!


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT 


The Hanging Garden stamp set and True Gentleman DSP will be available on 3 Jan!


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base #1, scored and folded at 5 1/2″ and cut at ); 3 7/8″ x 10 1/4″  (inner card base #2, scored and folded at 5 1/8″); 2 7/8″ Stitched Shapes Circle (art circle); 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ (sentiment banner)

Tranquil Tide Card Stock: 2 5/8″ x 4″ (mat for small True Gentleman DSP panel on front); 3 3/4″ x 5″ (mat for second card front); 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for back of card base #2); 3″ scalloped circle (mat for art circle)

True Gentleman DSP: 2 1/2″ x 3 7/8″ (front DSP panel); 3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″ (card front #2); 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  

We Hoo-mans are creatures of habit.

Finn and I start the day with coffee (me) and a little nap (him).

We brush our teeth (me) and put on our collars (him).

We set out the buckets (me) and check for any new tasty bites on the aisle floor (him).

The ponies come in and eat and we drive the golf cart around the fenceline (me) and check for wascle-y squirrels/ducks/deer/bugs (him).

Upon returning to the house to wait for the horses to finish their breakfast, we have another cup of coffee (me) and survey our world from the seat of the golf cart (him).

Every day.

With few exceptions!  I invite him to come in with me and he quite politely (but firmly) declines.

Guess he’s a Hoo-man of habit, too.

TTFN

M

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Stampin’ Up! Heartfelt Blooms Sneak Peak!

Happy Weekend!  Hope you’ve got big plans.

Or…no plans!  Whatever will make you happy this weekend is what I hope for you!

I want to share a most gorgeous stamp set with y’all.

Hmm.  Not much to look at, really.  Hard to know how that could turn into a beautiful card, isn’t it?

Well – this is a photorealistic stamp set made using a special process (only from Stampin’ Up! OBTW).  Stampin’ Up! made a quick little video – featuring Brandy Barnard – showing how cool this stamp set is.  Check it out!

Fun, yes?

Well, after I watched the video, I took a couple of Brandy’s ideas and ran with them to make…this.  Take a look-see:

I pulled my color scheme from the challenge at the Color Throwdown.

I started with a Crumb Cake panel and inked up the gorgeous Heartfelt Blooms stamp in Crumb Cake and stamped it several times across the panel.  Then I matted it on Pear Pizzazz.

For the art panel, I stamped the large flower image in Sweet Sugarplum in the corner of a Whisper White panel.  At the same time, I stamped it again on a second piece of Whisper White.  I also stamped it once in Pear Pizzazz on the scrap Whisper White.

With those two images, I fussy cut the large Sweet Sugarplum daisy and the adjacent Pear Pizzazz leaf and sponged the edges of each fussy cut image.  With my Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blend, I colored the middle of the daisy.

I matted the art panel on Pear Pizzazz and adhered it to the card front with Fast Fuse.  With my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to guide me, I stamped the Heartfelt Blossoms sentiment in Crumb Cake ink.  Then I wrapped some Linen Thread sort of casually (that’s designer-speak for “sloppily”!!), securing it on the back with scotch tape. 

I adhered the fussy cut leaf with Liquid Glue over the same leaf in the stamped image.  Then I popped the Sweet Sugarplum flower on with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.  With my Crumb Cake Stampin’ Write Marker, I added some little dots around the flowers – just to sort of bring them out! 🙂

I tied my new go-to bow – the gorgeous (and deliberately “casual” 🙂 ) Billie Moan bow and stuck it on just so with a Glue Dot.  And that was it for the card front!

On the inside, I stamped the flower image again in the corner of a Whisper White panel and colored the center with my Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blend.

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

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got another Sweet Sugarplum flower on the front – on this one I colored the center with my Light Daffodil Delight Blend…

…and repeated that again on the envelope flap a couple of times.

Et Voila!  Amazing how this easy-to-overlook stamp “blossoms” when you just add ink!  Heartfelt Blossoms, like Brandy said, won’t be available to buy. Nope – even better!  You’ll be able to get it for free during Sale-A-Bration!  Start making your lists, folks!  Hope you like!

TTFN

Mary


HOST CODE FOR 16 DEC – 31 DEC: 4XMKUCKG

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


Only a Couple Spots Left in My Next Online Host Club – Let me Know if You Want One of Them…

 


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

 

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

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

How does it work?  Well – at a glance…

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

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

And what do you get in return?

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

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


2018 Occasions Catalog Shares are Now Open!

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

I’ll place our Shares order first jump out of the box on 3 Jan 18 and use expedited shipping so I get it back fast!  Then I’ll get it all cut up, packaged and out the door quick as I can – hopefully during the week of 8 Jan!

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

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

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


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

My catalogs are here and they’ve headed out the door to my customers.  If you’re not a current customer of mine but would like to be, you can request your copies of the catalogs on my Contact page right here.  And – of course, when you place an order over $50, you’ll get one, too!


The Great Year-End Sale Is Underway!

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

Check out the Retiring and Surplus Items List….  

 

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


THE RESERVATION WINDOW IS OPEN!

 

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

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

I’ve got all the information over on my Promotions page – including a super little video with lots of information on this wonderful new stamp placement tool.  Be sure to check it out – peruse the how-to-reserve-your-Stamparatus tutorial you’ll find there, and then get your reservation in before the 30th!!


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT

Heartfelt Blossoms will be available for free with a $50 purchase during Sale-A-Braiton!


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

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

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

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


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Finn Fan Fix  

Fleas.

Friday was Fleas Day.

Fleas Day actually started at about 9:30 the night before when I discovered the little….bugs…on my kitty, Leo.

I said a bad word (okay – three or four) and rolled the Man over on his back.

Yep.  Buried there in all his skirting and pantaloons….FLEAS!

So.  Friday became Fleas Day.  You know the drill.  Pull all the dog beds outside.  Vacuum said beds.  Spray them with flea killer.  Wash.  Twice.  Spray flea killer all over the house. avoiding the dog and cats.  Vacuum.  Thankfully this was Sonya’s day, so she did the vacuuming.

And then – the Capstar.  The kill-’em-right-this-minute-cuz-we-hate-’em pill.  Got it in the cats and Finn.  Psst – don’t tell him I used a cat pill pocket for his pill, okay?

Poor baby.  I guess the fleas weren’t too happy about the Capstar and took it out on him.  He went crazy itching!

Solution?

Yep – another trip to the Puppy Tubs.  This time with a flea shampoo surcharge…

He wasn’t impressed.

But he sat bravely for the blow dryer this time.

I said bravely.  Not happily!

When we got home, he felt lots better.  Still got some itches here and there, but…I hope we’re on the downhill side of Fleas Day.

Cuz…I hate Fleas Day! And so does the Man! 😦

TTFN

M

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Stampin’ Up! Celebrate You with Lots of Lavender Sneak Peek for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop



Happy Thursday, y’all – and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! We’ve got a nice little sketch to play with today – and it’s wide open!  Be sure to check out all the ladies’ projects when you get done here!  

Here’s the sketch…

So – let me ask y’all something.  And this is probably a stupid question.

Ready?

Okay.  What is your favorite price?

I suppose a lot of you rich folk are saying…”well, Mary, since money is no object for me….”

But – ask me what my favorite price is!!

And the answer is…zero.  Zilch.  Nada.  FREE!

If that happens to also be your favorite price, then Sale-A-Bration, which starts on 3 Jan – is right up your alley.  And so is my card for today!  It uses three different goodies that you’re going to be able to get for free during SAB.  Lots of Lavender is a gorgeous botanical stamp set and the Amazing You is a sentiment/image set that coordinates with a wondrous thinlits set called Celebrate You.  Take a look-see at what happens when you put them together.

Oh wait – did you see another new goody?  Two? Yep.  It’s the Simple Stripes TIEF and some new Whisper White 1/4″ Organza Ribbon from the Occasions Catalog!

I played along with another challenge from the Card Concept – and their inspiration photo helped me with the stripes and the twine and the Crumb Cake dominant color.

I started with a piece of Crumb Cake card stock for the card front and stamped the gorgeous Lots of Lavender flower bouquet in Soft Suede.  Then I cut out the circle with the second-to-largest circle die in the Stitched Shapes Framelits.  I removed the circle and DE-bossed the rest of the card front in that Simple Stripes TIEF.  Then I Fast Fuse’d it to a Whisper White panel.

I wrapped a length of that new Whisper White 1/4″ Organza Ribbon (avail 3 Jan) around the matted panel, securing it in the back with scotch tape and then matted the whole thing on a Flirty Flamingo panel.

Using my Blender Pen, I colored just the flowers on just the die cut circle in Flirty Flamingo.  I colored all the petals once and then went back and colored some of them a second time to darken the shade.  Then I touched up each petal with a non-SU! White Gel Pen.  

The first part of the sentiment is from the SAB Amazing You stamp set – I used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig and stamped “you” in Soft Suede under the flowers then I popped the circle back onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The large sentiment is one of the three gorgeous dies in the Celebrate You Thinlits.  This Thinlit set will be available free with a $100 purchase – this is the first time SU! has offered multiple levels of free goodness during Sale-A-Bration!

I used the “amazing” die to cut the word in Dazzling Diamond Glimmer Paper then adhered it over the popped up circle and organza ribbon.

I finished off the card front with a quick bow of Flirty Flamingo Baker’s Twine and a few Pearl Basic Jewels.

On the inside, I added the Lots of Lavender image in Soft Suede ink to another piece of Crumb Cake and colored just the flowers with my Blender Pen and Flirty Flamingo ink. Then I touched each petal with the White Gel Pen.

 

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

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got a repeat of the Lots of Lavender flower – it looks a little different since it’s stamped on white instead of the Crumb Cake – on the front…

…and I stamped another little image from the Lots of Lavender set on the envelope in Soft Suede – and colored it with my Flirty Flamingo and Blender Pen.

Et Voila!  Y’all – I was so freakin’ excited to see this new word thinlit set – the Celebrate You Thinlits – and boy… was I right to be excited!  How gorgeous is that sentiment?  And it works perfectly with the Amazing You stamp set, don’t you think?  I was equally happy to get the Lots of Lavender stamp set – I’m a sucker for beautiful flowers that I can’t kill!! 🙂

Oh – did I mention that they’re…free?!? Hope you like!

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

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

Amy Koenders

Mary Deatherage – YOU ARE HERE!

Jari Francis

Kristi Gray

Jaimie Babarczy

Have fun on the Hop!!

TTFN

Mary


HOST CODE FOR 1 DEC – 15 DEC: 43XZQJ9P

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


The Great Year-End Sale Is Underway!

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

Check out the Retiring and Surplus Items List….  

 

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


THE RESERVATION WINDOW IS OPEN!

 

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

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

I’ve got all the information over on my Promotions page – including a super little video with lots of information on this wonderful new stamp placement tool.  Be sure to check it out – peruse the how-to-reserve-your-Stamparatus tutorial you’ll find there, and then get your reservation in before the 30th!!


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:  
The Simple Stripes TIEF and Whisper White 1/4″ Organza Ribbon will be available on 3 Jan 18 in Occasions Catalog.  Lots of Lavender, Amazing You and the Celebrate You Thinlits will be available for FREE in the Sale-A-Bration Catalog!


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Crumb Cake Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, score and fold at 4 1/4″); 3 3/4″ x 5″ (card front and inner liner)

Flirty Flamingo 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″ (second mats for card front and for inner liner)

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


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


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Stampin’ Up! 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! Warm Merry Patterns for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop



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

Okay – so, not gonna fib…this one wasn’t easy for me.  Not sure why.  But it wasn’t.  On top of my dithering and fussing, I had the added dilemma of not having brought Tangerine Tango ink or card stock.  So…from the git-go I was subbing in Pumpkin Pie! 😦

I figured it would help to have a sketch to work from, so I took advantage of the one from this week’s TGIF Challenges.

I used the Merry Patterns stamp set and a sentiment from the Hug in a Mug set.  Combined with Spooky Night DSP and some embossing….well.  Take a look-see:

I started by adhering a piece of the Spooky Night DSP onto the bottom of a Very Vanilla card front with Liquid Glue.  Then I embossed the whole thing in the Cable Knit Dynamic TIEF.  I matted it on a piece of Lemon Lime Twist card stock and wrapped some Jute Twine twice around the seam, securing it in the back with scotch tape.

For the art piece, I first stamped the Merry Patterns deer in Early Espresso on a piece of Very Vanilla and cut it out with the largest of the circle Stitched Shapes Framelits.

Then, I stamped the same image again, this time in Pumpkin Pie, on a piece of scrap Very Vanilla.  I fussy cut just the “sweater” and adhered it to my deer with Liquid Glue.

With the sentiment from the Hug in a Mug stamp set, I added a sentiment in Early Espresso ink.  Finally, I stamped the pine bough image a few times in Lemon Lime Twist at the feet of the deer.

I matted the circle on a Lemon Lime Twist scalloped circle, cut with my Circles Layering Framelits.

And then I decided to get fancy.  I cut up a couple of Foil Snowflakes and adhered them around the circle, vanilla-side up.  Then I popped it on the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I added a small bow of Jute Twine with a Glue Dot.

Nope.  Not gonna do it – didn’t like the end result one bit.  One of those “sound in theory, flawed in execution” ideas.  I just didn’t love it.  So…carefully pried up the circle, pulled off the snowflakes and popped it back on.

There it is!  Much more better!

On the inside, I adhered a small strip of the Spooky Night DSP to a Lemon Lime Twist mat and embossed it in the Cable Knit Dynamic TIEF.  I stamped a few more Merry Patterns pine boughs in Lemon Lime Twist on a Very Vanilla panel and adhered my embossed strip over the top.

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Lemon Lime Twist mat and into my Early Espresso card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got a Merry Patterns deer, in Early Espresso, on the front.  Then I added some Lemon Lime Twist pine boughs…

…then I added more Spooky Night DSP to the envelope flap, and embossed it in the Cable Knit Dynamic TIEF (probably can’t see that in the picture!)!

Et Voila!  I’m not in love with the card, but I AM in love with the Merry Patterns stamp set – which is still (and only!!) available thru the end of October.  Scroll on down to find out how to get it for yourself before it’s gone-baby-gone!  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 OCT – 31 OCT: 4HQU3GVF

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.


Designer Series Paper Sale…

 All Month Long!

Let’s admit it: we all just love gorgeous Designer Series Paper!  By popular demand, we are bringing back an incredible offer on Designer Series Paper. We’ll be able to buy three packages of select Designer Series Paper and get one FREE during October! This sale includes Designer Series Paper from both the annual and holiday catalogs. And we’re even including select Specialty and Designer Series Paper Stacks on sale!

So take advantage of this excellent opportunity and gather up lots of pretty paper!  Take a look-see at what’ll be up for grabs!!  Click the picture to open a handy – and colorful! – flyer!

 


MERRY PATTERNS HOST PROMOTION STILL AVAILABLE

Host a workshop or place an individual order totaling $300 or more (before shipping and tax) by the end of October, and you’ll earn this cool new stamp set for free!  Click the picture to open up a printable flyer!

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Get all the details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page right….here!


Stampin’ Blends – Available 1 November 17!

 


Say hello to a new world of colorful creativity! Meet Stampin’ Blends, artist-quality alcohol markers in 12 exclusive Stampin’ Up! colors.

With the release of the Stampin’ Blends on 1 Nov, we’ll also be offering a limited-time 16-card project kit and stamp set with beautiful line-art images.  This fun kit – and the coordinating stamp set feature beautiful line image art that will help you get blending!  Check it out!

The Color Me Happy Project Kit and the Color Me Happy Stamp Set will ONLY be available while supplies last.  So – be ready to snap it up when they “go live”! 

Stampin’ Blends Features

  • Add just the right amount of color where you need it with the brush tip or fine-point.
  • Each color (except Ivory and Bronze) has a light and dark shade marker, available individually or in a combo pack.
  • Stampin’ Up! has done in-house testing for evaporation and life testing and they are really happy with the results.
  • Press fit seal prevents air from entering the barrel and causing evaporation.
  • The nestable lids are easy to keep track of and have a tight fit for long-lasting color.  

So – be watching for more information about this fun new way to get yer color on!!


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


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

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

Lemon Lime Twist Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3″ Scalloped Circle (mat for sentiment)

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

Spooky Night DSP: 1 3/4″ x 5 1/8″ (lower 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!


No FFF’s on Blog Hop Days – and probably none until I get home in the middle of November.  Sorry, y’all! 😦

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Stampin’ Up! Lovely Words and Mayflowers

Happy Hawwmp Day, y’all!!  Hope your week is going well!  If nothing else – it’s half way over!!

And speaking of…day after tomorrow….2017 Holiday Catalog goes LIVE!!  Whoo-Hoo!!  I can hardly wait for you guys to be able to shop and gather up all the wonderful Fall and Halloween and Christmas and New Year’s goodies!!

Since that’s happening on Friday – that means today and tomorrow are the last days to get a Catalog Share – or to get signed up for one of my Painted Autumn Bundles!  So…tarry not!

Now – for today, I decided to pull out an Annual Catalog stamp set – the Falling Flowers set – and its matching die set, the Mayflowers Framelits.  When I added a die cut sentiment from the Lovely Words Thinlits….take a look-see:

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This one played along with three challenges today.  The first, from Hand Stamped Sentiments, inspired my layout

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Next up – a favorite kind of challenge for me, from the Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge.  I went right across the bottom row!

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Finally, my clean and simple color scheme is from the CAS-ual Fridays challenge.

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This was an easy card, y’all!

I started with a panel of Crumb Cake card stock and stamped it all over in Whisper White Craft Ink with the flourish image from the Falling Flowers stamp set.  Then I made some faux stitches with my Crumb Cake Stampin’ Write Marker and Fast Fuse’d it on a Whisper White mat.

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My art work is the large flower die in the Mayflowers Framelits.  I cut it out twice – once in Whisper White and once in Crumb Cake.  I held on to the cut-out pieces from the Crumb Cake flower.

To make the art, I cut the largest circle Stitched Shapes Framelit in Crumb Cake and adhered the Whisper White Mayflowers die cut to it with Liquid Glue.  Then I added the Crumb Cake cutouts into the negative spaces with little dabs of Liquid Glue.

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I popped the flower-decorated circle over the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Then I cut some leaves and a berry from Whisper White with the Mayflowers dies and adhered them with Liquid Glue, tucking them under the raised-up circle.

Next up is a short length of 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon, adhered with a little Liquid Glue.

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My sentiment is cut with the Lovely Words Thinlits in Whisper White and Crumb Cake.  I did one in Whisper White and two in Crumb Cake and adhered them in a stack.  Just a hint – you do have to carefully snip the sentiment out of the panel.  Then I adhered it to the card front with Liquid Glue.  A Rhinestone Basic Jewel finished off the card front.

On the inside I started with a Whisper White panel and adhered the Crumb Cake Mayflowers die cut to it with Liquid Glue.  I let it spill off the edge and snipped the excess with my Paper Snips.  Then I added some more faux stitches with my Crumb Cake Marker.

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

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got a couple of Crumb Cake flowers from the Falling Flowers stamp set on the front…

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…and I added the Falling Flowers flourish in Crumb Cake on the envelope flap.

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Et Voila!  I like how the pops of white from the Falling Flowers flourishes and the Mayflowers Framelits die cuts look on the Crumb Cake, don’t you?  And the rough textured ribbon with a touch of Rhinestone bling!  Hope you like!

TTFN

Mary  



HOST CODE FOR 16 AUGUST – 31 AUGUST: JJ2KJHPS

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.Stamps-N-Lingers


Painted Autumn Bundles Available Now – Get ’em QUICK!

Now’s your chance to get in on a couple of great bundles of goodies from the new 2017 Holiday Catalog featuring the beautiful Painted Autumn suite of products and some coordinating products.  

I’ve designed two bundles for you to choose from.  Check them out!

Bundle #1:  The Painted Autumn Deluxe – everything you need to start making cards from the minute it arrives at your door.  This bundle is $99 and includes free shipping (I can only ship to the US, folks!), free tax and a free goody!  Buying it all separately (including shipping, tax and your Free Goody!) would be about $125 (sorta depends on how much you’d give Uncle Sam!!).

Here’s what’s included in the $99 Deluxe Bundle:

  • Painted Harvest Bundle (stamp and Leaf Punch) – this is a photopolymer stamp set
  • Painted Autumn DSP Pack
  • Four “Fall-flavored” Classic Stamp Pads (Crumb Cake, Crushed Curry, Early Espresso and Garden Green)
  • Painted Autumn Card Stock Pack
  • 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon
  • Touches of Nature Elements Pack
  • Very Vanilla Note Cards And Envelopes Pack
  • Crushed Curry Solid Baker’s Twine  
  • FREE Jute Twine OR Black Rhinestone Jewels  

Bundle #2:  The Painted Autumn Basic – this one’s for you if you already have all the ink pads that you need to make gorgeous Fall cards.  This one is $76 and still gets free shipping and tax and a free goody!  The total cost if you bought them separately would be around $100.

Here’s what’s included in the $76 Basic Bundle:

  • Painted Harvest Bundle (stamp and Leaf Punch) – this is a photopolymer stamp set
  • Painted Autumn DSP Pack
  • Painted Autumn Card Stock Pack
  • 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon
  • Touches of Nature Elements Pack
  • Very Vanilla Note Cards And Envelopes Pack
  • Crushed Curry Solid Baker’s Twine  
  • FREE Jute Twine OR Black Rhinestone Jewels

There are more reasons to snap these up – including Double Peppermint Points and the September Online Tutorial featuring this Suite of products.  You can get all the details and a form to sign up for your bundle right here.  

Hope you’ll take advantage of this deal – it’s good only thru the end of the day on the 31st!  That would be day-after-tomorrow, just in case you’re not closely monitoring the imminent arrival of the new 2017 Holiday Catalog on Friday, 1 Sept! 🙂


2017 Holiday Catalog Shares

Just a few openings remain!

Shares give you a chance to…try before you buy!  Get a little taste of all the new Designer Series Papers, Ribbons, Trims and Embellishments without spending over $190 on a pack, roll or stack of every single new goody!  Shares will be open until 30 Aug – and I’ll place the order on 1 Sept!  For all the details – including a list of everything you can get – and a handy sign up form – go to my 2017 Holiday Catalog Shares page right…here!


 Have You Got a Copy of the Holiday Catalog Yet?!

No??  Well,  if you’ve got a SU! demonstrator, then you need to hurry quick and ask him or her to send you a copy of your own.  If you don’t – I’d be happy to send you one.  Just give me a holler right here – be sure to leave a mailing address! – and I’ll get one out to you ASAP! 🙂


These are the Last Few Days to Cash Your Bonus Days Coupons!

All thru the month of August, be sure to redeem the Bonus Coupons you earned in July!  You’ve got until 11:50 PM (MT) on 31 Aug to redeem your coupons.  Get all the info you need right here!


PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Crumb Cake Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card front, scored and folded at 4 1/4″); 2 7/8″ Stitched Shapes circle (art circle); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front)

Whisper White Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); Mayflowers Framelits die cuts

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


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


Finn-Fan Fix  

A couple days ago, first thing in the morning, I was sitting in the living room in my chair watching some television and having my morning cup of coffee.  Wayne was still in bed.

I kept hearing some odd sounds from behind my chair, but it was behind me and dark in the living room.

I’d call Finn and get no response.  

I figured he was in the entryway, sleeping.  He does that – goes back to bed after going out the first time.

When it was finally time to get up and dress and feed, I discovered him…

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Just chillin’, Mom.  With my frisbee.

Now – to be honest, the furniture is sort of…discouraged.  But…look how cute he is!  Who could say anything about that – to that face?!?

TTFN

M  

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Stampin’ Up! This Little Piggy Goes Swimming!

Mornin’, y’all!  Hope you had a great weekend – and are ready for the week!

If you were able to join me last night on my Facebook Live video – thanks for spending part of your weekend with me! 🙂  If not, here’s the video to watch to see how to make today’s card!

I made a card to send to my friend who recently had surgery – and is having a rough time right now.  I hope this one, created with the This Little Piggy stamp set from the Annual Catalog and the Count My Blessings stamp set – avail on 1 Sept in the 2017 Holiday Catalog – will bring her a little smile.  Take a look-see:

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All the card cuts are below and the process to make the “ocean” is in the video, so give that a watch!

I made the ocean with some Color Theory DSP paper in Dapper Denim that I cut with the scalloped die in the Seasonal Layers Thinlits.  I also dry embossed each sheet in the Seaside TIEF.

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On my Whisper White card front, I painted a “sunset” in Daffodil Delight, Pool Party and a touch of Flirty Flamingo with my Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush.  I added some Pool Party clouds and the sentiment, from This Little Piggy, which is stamped in Dapper Denim.

I stamped two of the flying piggies in Flirty Flamingo on Whisper White and fussy cut them, then colored them in Powder Pink and Flirty Flamingo, again using the Clear Wink of Stella.

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I layered all the pieces onto my card front with Liquid Glue, Fast Fuse’d it to a Flirty Flamingo mat, then wrapped some Flirty Flamingo Baker’s Twine three times around the panel, securing it in the back with scotch tape.  My bow is adhered with a Glue Dot (I show you how to make that on the video, too!)  As a final touch, I added a Dapper Denim Glitter Enamel Shape to the middle of the bow.

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On the inside, I stamped the piggy again in Flirty Flamingo on a Whisper White panel and colored her again in Powder Pink and Flirty Flamingo.  Over her, using my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, I added the gorgeous sentiment from the Count My Blessings stamp set (available 1 Sept) in Dapper Denim.  Then I added a few Pink Pirouette Enamel Shapes hearts.

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I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Flirty Flamingo mat and into my Dapper Denim card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals, and the card was done.

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got another This Little Piggy piggy on the front…

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…and a piece of Dapper Denim Color Theory DSP on the envelope flap.

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Et Voila!  This (adorable) Little Piggy is cute enough to make anyone smile when they see her – but…two of them?!?  Diving and cavorting in the ocean?  Oh yea – I think it’s gonna work!  And how gorgeous is the font on that sentiment from the Count Your Blessings stamp set?  I hope you like! 🙂

TTFN

Mary  



HOST CODE FOR 16 AUGUST – 31 AUGUST: JJ2KJHPS

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.Stamps-N-Lingers


Painted Autumn Bundles Available Now!

Now’s your chance to get in on a couple of great bundles of goodies from the new 2017 Holiday Catalog featuring the beautiful Painted Autumn suite of products and some coordinating products.  

I’ve designed two bundles for you to choose from.  Check them out!

 

Bundle #1:  The Painted Autumn Deluxe – everything you need to start making cards from the minute it arrives at your door.  This bundle is $99 and includes free shipping (I can only ship to the US, folks!), free tax and a free goody!  Buying it all separately (including shipping, tax and your Free Goody!) would be about $125 (sorta depends on how much you’d give Uncle Sam!!).

Here’s what’s included in the $99 Deluxe Bundle:

  • Painted Harvest Bundle (stamp and Leaf Punch) – this is a photopolymer stamp set
  • Painted Autumn DSP Pack
  • Four “Fall-flavored” Classic Stamp Pads (Crumb Cake, Crushed Curry, Early Espresso and Garden Green)
  • Painted Autumn Card Stock Pack
  • 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon
  • Touches of Nature Elements Pack
  • Very Vanilla Note Cards And Envelopes Pack
  • Crushed Curry Solid Baker’s Twine  
  • FREE Jute Twine OR Black Rhinestone Jewels  

Bundle #2:  The Painted Autumn Basic – this one’s for you if you already have all the ink pads that you need to make gorgeous Fall cards.  This one is $76 and still gets free shipping and tax and a free goody!  The total cost if you bought them separately would be around $100.

Here’s what’s included in the $76 Basic Bundle:

  • Painted Harvest Bundle (stamp and Leaf Punch) – this is a photopolymer stamp set
  • Painted Autumn DSP Pack
  • Painted Autumn Card Stock Pack
  • 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon
  • Touches of Nature Elements Pack
  • Very Vanilla Note Cards And Envelopes Pack
  • Crushed Curry Solid Baker’s Twine  
  • FREE Jute Twine OR Black Rhinestone Jewels

There are more reasons to snap these up – including Double Peppermint Points and the September Online Tutorial featuring this Suite of products.  You can get all the details and a form to sign up for your bundle right here.  

Hope you’ll take advantage of this deal – it’s good only thru the end of the day on the 31st!  That would be next Thursday, just in case you’re not closely monitoring the imminent arrival of the new 2017 Holiday Catalog on Friday, 1 Sept! 🙂


2017 Holiday Catalog Shares Still Available!

Shares give you a chance to…try before you buy!  Get a little taste of all the new Designer Series Papers, Ribbons, Trims and Embellishments without spending over $190 on a pack, roll or stack of every single new goody!  Shares will be open until 30 Aug – and I’ll place the order on 1 Sept!  For all the details – including a list of everything you can get – and a handy sign up form – go to my 2017 Holiday Catalog Shares page right…here!


Paper Pumpkin is On Sale!


Here’s the Deets!

  • Only new month-to-month subscribers qualify for the 50% discount.
  • To participate in this promotion, subscribers must join between Thursday, August 11 and Monday, September 10, 2017 at 11:50 PM (MT).
  • The 50% discount only applies to your first kit. After that, the price for each month’s kit will return to the regular price of $19.95.
  • New subscribers must visit paperpumpkin.com to join.
  • Enter the promo code HALFOFF0917 at paperpumpkin.com to subscribe.
  • Unless you cancel, your membership will continue at full price after your first kit.

 Have You Got a Copy of the Holiday Catalog Yet?!

No??  Well,  if you’ve got a SU! demonstrator, then you need to hurry quick and ask him or her to send you a copy of your own.  If you don’t – I’d be happy to send you one.  Just give me a holler right here – be sure to leave a mailing address! – and I’ll get one out to you ASAP! 🙂


This is the Last Few Days to Cash Your Bonus Days Coupons!

All thru the month of August, be sure to redeem the Bonus Coupons you earned in July!  You’ve got until 11:50 PM (MT) on 31 Aug to redeem your coupons.  Get all the info you need right here!


PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:
The Count My Blessings stamp set will be available on 1 Sept in the 2018 Holiday Catalog!


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Dapper Denim Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card front, scored and folded at 5 1/2″)

Flirty Flamingo Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/8″ (mats for card front and for inner liner)

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

Color Theory DSP:  3 7/8″ x 4 1/8″ (white bottom wave on stack – measured to top of scallop); 3 7/8″ x 2 1/2″ ( next blue wave); 3 7/8″ x 2 3/8″ (next white wave); 3 7/8″ x 2 1/8″ (“top” blue wave); envelope flap  

 

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


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


Finn-Fan Fix  

Finn is a helper.

He helps the kitties get from one room to another.  Whether they want his help or not!

He helps me in the kitchen.

He helps his Dad in the….kitchen.

The other day we smoked a pork shoulder butt.

Wait – a “shoulder” “butt”?!?  What the heck is that!?

Regardless – we smoked it and then Wayne pulled it.

And – in the interest of ensuring that no pork would find it’s way to the floor, Finn helped!

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I’m not sure the picture fully captures the intensity and focus.  He never blinked….

TTFN

M  

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Stampin’ Up! Just Add Color and Feathers Together!

Happy Happy HAPPY Friday!  Yes – I’m really really REALLY glad that it’s Friday!

And already dreading the arrival of Sunday afternoon…cuz then it’s like a blink and it’ll be Monday.

Unlike the lucky lady in Massachusetts, I didn’t win a bazillion dollars on Thursday, so…work, baby.  Work. 😉

But – at least on Monday I’m not getting a total knee replacement, unlike my friend Len.  He IS!  Yuk! 😦

So, I thought I’d make a little card for him.  Not a get well card – but a Thinking of You card.  And I pulled out some fun DSP and the Feather Together stamp set to do it.  Take a look-see:

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The layout hails loosely from the August sketch challenge at Viva La Verve.

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And I selected the Just Add Color Specialty DSP to play along with the challenge at The Paper Players.

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And my color scheme came from the Global Design Project Color Challenge.

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Now – some of you may be thinking this isn’t quite masculine enough to send to a guy.  I actually think that it’s kind of gender-neutral.  Now – if I’d used the Flirty Flamingo as a more central color, then…yes.  You’d be right.

As it is….you’re just wrong! 😉

I started with a piece of the Pick A Pattern DSP – and colored a few of the white blocks with my Night of Navy, Bermuda Bay and Flirty Flamingo Stampin’ Write Markers.  I matted it on a piece of Bermuda Bay card stock for the card front.  For the middle element of the sketch, I ran a length of Night of Navy 5/8″ Crinkled Seam Binding around and secured it in the back with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

My middle panel is a Whisper White rectangle that I embossed in the Garden Trellis TIEF and adhered, with the DEbossed side up, on a Bermuda Bay mat and Fast Fuse’d to the card front.

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My feathers are part of the Just Add Color Specialty DSP.  I fussy cut the three I wanted and then colored them in.  I used the Flirty Flamingo, Bermuda Bay and Night of Navy markers again – and I also used the Bermuda Bay Watercolor Pencil on the two smaller feathers.  You can see I made some extra “stripes” just by coloring harder!

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I used some Liquid Glue to adhere the three feathers to my white panel.

The sentiment, from the Feather Together stamp set, is stamped in Night of Navy on a piece of Whisper White card stock, and cut out with my 1 3/4″ Circle Punch.  It’s matted on a scalloped Bermuda Bay circle – cut with my Circles Layering Framelits.  Then I popped it on the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

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I added a Bermuda Bay heart Enamel Shape to the circle and a few dots to the card front and it was done!

On the inside, I stamped a second sentiment from Feather Together on a Whisper White panel.  Over the top, I stamped the multi-stamp feather image from Feather Together.  I used stamped-off-once Bermuda Bay for each step to make the completed feather.

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I added a Night of Navy heart Enamel Shape, Fast Fuse’d it to a Bermuda Bay mat and into my Night of Navy card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got another Bermuda Bay feather – this time I didn’t stamp it off.  See the difference?  Which one do you like better??

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And I added some more of the Pick a Pattern DSP to the envelope flap – again coloring it with my Stampin’ Write Markers.

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Et Voila!  It doesn’t scream DUDE, nor does it scream GET WELL!  But it does scream I CARE!!  And I like how the feathers from the Just Add Color DSP and the Feather Together stamp set worked so well on this card, all atop some black-and-white Pick a Pattern DSP (that I made a little less black-and-white!!).  Hope you like!

TTFN

Mary  

P.S.  I’ve got a super cool, super special Flash Sale to share with you tomorrow, y’all!  You’re going to want to watch your inboxes for the post!!  Hint:  it’s all about FALLing for the new 2017 Holiday Catalog and saving some green!



HOST CODE FOR 16 AUGUST – 31 AUGUST: JJ2KJHPS

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


The 2017 Holiday Catalog Shares Are Open!

Shares give you a chance to…try before you buy!  Get a little taste of all the new Designer Series Papers, Ribbons, Trims and Embellishments without spending over $190 on a pack, roll or stack of every single new goody!  Shares will be open until 30 Aug – and I’ll place the order on 1 Sept!  For all the details – including a list of everything you can get – and a handy sign up form – go to my 2017 Holiday Catalog Shares page right…here!


Paper Pumpkin is On Sale!


Here’s the Deets!

  • Only new month-to-month subscribers qualify for the 50% discount.
  • To participate in this promotion, subscribers must join between Thursday, August 11 and Monday, September 10, 2017 at 11:50 PM (MT).
  • The 50% discount only applies to your first kit. After that, the price for each month’s kit will return to the regular price of $19.95.
  • New subscribers must visit paperpumpkin.com to join.
  • Enter the promo code HALFOFF0917 at paperpumpkin.com to subscribe.
  • Unless you cancel, your membership will continue at full price after your first kit.

 Have You Got a Copy of the Holiday Catalog Yet?!

My customers are getting their catalogs in their mailboxes – do you have one yet?!!  If you’ve got a SU! demonstrator, then you need to hurry quick and ask him or her to send you a copy of your own.  If you don’t – I’d be happy to send you one.  Just give me a holler right here – be sure to leave a mailing address! – and I’ll get one out to you ASAP! 🙂


You Earned ‘Em – Now It’s Time to Spend ‘Em 

And the Countdown is On!

All thru the month of August, be sure to redeem the Bonus Coupons you earned in July!  You’ve got until 11:50 PM (MT) on 31 Aug to redeem your coupons.  Get all the info you need right here!


PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Night of Navy Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card front, scored and folded at 5 1/2″)

Bermuda Bay Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/8″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3″ x 4 1/4″ (mat for embossed front panel); 2″ Scallop circle (sentiment mat)

Whisper White Card Stock: 1 3/4″ circle (sentiment); 2 7/8″ x 4 1/8″ (embossed middle panel on front) 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

Pick a Pattern DSP:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); envelope flap  Just Add Color DSP: fussy cut feathers

 

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  

The other day Wayne started some dirt work behind the house.  (Fingers crossed that he’ll finish said dirt work…)

Finn is in dog heaven.  He’s pretty confident that his dad built a sandpile playground just for him!  

He races up and banks off the top and then slide/runs back down.

And if he’s got his bumper….even better.

Now – if the dad would just add a nice little water feature…to help him keep cool so he can play longer…that would be super!!

TTFN

M  

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