Encouragement

Stampin’ Up! Perfectly Framed Tropical Oasis For the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Hey y’all – it’s Thursday, so it’s time for another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!!  Today’s a nice color challenge – and I’m excited to see what everyone brings to the table!  I just know you’re going to see a ton of awesome-ness on the hop today!

The color challenge headed me straight at the Tropical Oasis DSP.  And, of course, the wonderful Timeless Tropical Bundle – and…the Perfectly Framed stamp set (I thought the sentiment was pretty spot-on right now!).  Take a look-see:

So – our color scheme…

And, I pulled the layout from this week’s Global Design Project challenge.

I started with some paper from the Tropical Oasis DSP – I embossed it in the Coastal Weave 3D Embossing Folder and then matted it on Real Red to make the card front.  From an Old Olive design, I cut a banner with the Triple Banner Punch, embossed it in the Coastal Weave folder and adhered it to the card front with Liquid Glue.

I used my Stamparatus and the Marker-to-Rubber inking technique to stamp the tops of the Timeless Tropical palm trees in Old Olive on Very Vanilla.  I cut the image with the matching die in the In The Tropics die set.

I stamped the large flower from the Timeless Tropical set in Real Red.  Then I colored it with the Real Red Stampin’ Blends Combo Pack – and the Blends Color Lifter.   I stamped three leaves in Old Olive and colored them with the Old Olive Stampin’ Blend Combo Pack.  Then I cut all of the pieces out with the matching dies in the In The Tropics set.

I spritzed a piece of Old Olive with water using my Stampin’ Spritzer and cut two palm leaves.

I stamped the sentiment from Perfectly Framed in Real Red on a piece of Very Vanilla and cut it with a die in the Ornate Frames die set.  I also cut a larger – more ORNATE (see what I did there!) frame from a piece of Vellum Card Stock.

I laid out my collage – adding in a length of 3/8″ Braided Linen Trim…and took my picture!

I picked up the sentiment and….took a second picture – this really helps put the collage “back” once you’ve gotten it to the “yep! This is it” stage!

I adhered the trees and the stamped and die-cut leaves with Liquid Glue.  Then I laid down the braided linen trim.  I used Dimensionals to pop up the big red flower.  The last leaf is adhered with Liquid Glue – as is the Vellum frame and sentiment.

I tucked the Old Olive palm trees and a few Tropical Oasis Trinkets in amongst the florals with Glue Dots, added some Old Olive Noble Peacock Rhinestones and the card front was done!

On the inside, I stamped the leaves in Old Olive on Very Vanilla and colored them with the Old Olive Blends.  I stamped a second sentiment on Very Vanilla in Real Red, cut it with its die from the Ornate Frames die set and popped it on with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Then I added another Noble Peacock Rhinestone.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Real Red panel and into my Soft Suede card base, adhered the card front with Liquid Glue and the card was done.

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got more Timeless Tropical leaves on the front…

…and more of the Tropical Oasis DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Timeless Tropical – and the entire Tropical Oasis Suite is for sure one of my favorites in the 2020 Jan-Jun Mini Catalog.  And I love the framed sentiments in the Perfectly Framed stamp set – which coordinates with the carrying over Ornate Frames Die Set (remember it from the holiday catalog??)

ORNATE FRAMES DIES

I hope you like!

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

Now that you’ve seen my card, take a minute to hop thru all our projects today  If you click on the Next Blog button, you’ll go right to Kristi’s page. And you can just click on the names below to go direct to all the blogs!

Amy Koenders

Mary Deatherage – YOU ARE HERE!

Kristi Gray

Jaimie Babarczy

Karen Finkle

Akiko Sudano

Karen Ksenzakovic

Have fun on the Hop!!

TTFN

M

 

 

 


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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

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

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

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); Ornate Frames die cut label (sentiment);  In the Tropics die cut trees and flower

Old Olive Card Base: In the Tropics die cut leaves

Vellum Card Stock:  Ornate Frames die cut frame

Tropical Oasis DSP:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); 2″ x 3 1/2″ (banner 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!


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Finn Fan Fix


No FFFs on Blog Hop Days!

TTFN

Categories: 2020 January - June Mini Catalog, 2020 Occasions Mini Catalog, Encouragement, Everyday, Friendship, Ornate Garden Early Release, Thinking Of You | Tags: , , , , | 10 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Timeless Oasis Memories Aloha!

Good morning!  It’s day….whatever!…of the Big Social Distancing of 2020.  It’s hard for me to keep track – since I work from home, the only real difference is severely curtailed trips to the grocery!  And no – “let’s call the Martins and get dinner tonight” for a while.  Which I DO miss.  And our friends just postponed their April wedding…which made me sad. 🙁   But – we’re all healthy and safe.  And won’t run out of food or…craft supplies any time soon. 😉

Speaking of – one of my very favorite suites in the Jan-Jun Mini Catalog is the Tropical Oasis.  I used that one – or parts of it! – today for my card.  And – the Tropical Oasis Memories & More Card Pack is the star of this show!  Take a look-see:

The layout for this one comes from this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge.

Now – this is a great card if you’ve got a party or some event that you need to go to and would like to NOT have inky fingers!

That’s right – no ink.  So stamping!  A little fussy cutting and embossing.  A die cut or two.  And…that’s it!  So….hang on – this is a quickie!

I started with a piece of Pool Party card stock that I embossed in the wonderful Coastal Weave 3D Embossing Folder, then matted on Real Red for the card front.

With SNAIL, I adhered a length of 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon.

From the Tropical Oasis Memories & More Card Pack, I pulled out two of the small cards with the yummy looking tropical coconut drink.

From one of the panels, I fussy cut the entire image.  I fussy cut just the umbrella from the second panel.

I popped the image over the ribbon with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Then I popped the fussy cut umbrella over the first image with more Dimensionals.

Using the sentiment die from In The Tropics, I cut three of the Aloha sentiment from Real Red and stacked them all up with Liquid Glue.

I adhered the stacked sentiment to the coconut – added three red gems from the Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels….and the card front was done!

On the inside, I used two stickers from the Tropical Oasis Memories & More Card Pack on a Whisper White panel.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Real Red mat and into my Soft Suede card base, and to adhere the card front to the front of the card, and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got a couple more Tropical Oasis Memories & More Card Pack stickers on the front…

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

Et Voila!  I love all the fun and dare I say…luscious?…designs to be found in the Tropical Oasis Memories & More Card Pack.  And – although I didn’t use it on this card – the Timeless Tropical stamp is a wonderful set filled with even more tropical images!

If you don’t have this suite – quick take advantage of the last days of Sale-A-Bration and add it to your stash (while earning FREE goodies!).  I hope you like!

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

TTFN

M

 

 


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Ornate Garden Suite – Coming Soon!!

It’s a new catalog Early Release – and it’s for a wonderful Suite in the upcoming 2020-2021 Annual Catalog.


Customers will be able to start ordering from the suite on 1 April (no this is NOT a joke!!).  But…Demonstrators are getting their hands on this beauty RIGHT NOW!

Take a look at the Ornate Garden Suite flyer….

…and if you decide that – like me! – you need this right NOW (along with the free Mini Trimmer, DSP Sampler and Additional FREE Stamp set!) – then….let’s get you hooked up and on the team.  Click here to get started.  I’d love to have you!!


Sale-A-Bration is Ticking Away!

Still time to join the team and cash in on SAB “extras”!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

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

Real Red Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for front and for inner liner)

Pool Party Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front)

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

Timeless Oasis DSP:  envelope flap

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


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Finn Fan Fix


Signs of Spring at Finn’s house.

You probably think that last one is a picture of the beautiful pink azalea…

Well – it IS beautiful – but…look past it to the pond.  It’s really a picture of the most TRUE sign of Spring in the South.

Pine pollen EVERYWHERE!!  LOL

TTFN
M

 

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Stampin’ Up! Ornate Layers Sneak Peek with Daisy Lane

Good morning, y’all!  It’s 7am.  Sort of.  More like 6am.  Or is it?

I LOVE Daylight Savings Time.  I hope and wish for this to be THE time year-round.  Long evenings with that perfect summer light.  I wait and anticipate the return of DST every winter!  I do, however, hate changing back and forth.

In fact, apparently I hate it so much that for the first time…ever?!? – I totally spaced changing my clocks on Saturday night.  I ALWAYS change them before I go to bed.  Especially for the Spring forward time change.

Not this year.  Got up on Sunday at my normal time of 430 (thank you, Katy) – and made my coffee, fed the braticus, let the dog out and back in.   Sat down in my chair with my coffee and turned on the tv.  And saw the clock on the DVR.  My confusion was….extreme.  HOW did it take me an entire HOUR to do the things that take me 15 minutes EVERY SINGLE DAY!?

And then…I realized what I’d done.  Or…hadn’t done.  And BOOM.  Just like that – I lost an hour of the day!

Worst.  Feeling.  Ever. 🙁

I was behind the whole rest of the day.

But – I did finally get a card made for y’all!  Yeah!!  And – it’s a combination of some old and some new.  Daisy Lane, with both Daisy Punches, plays well with the Ornate Layers Dies and some Ornate Garden Specialty DSP (remember these are coming in the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog – and you’re going to get your hands on them early on 1 April!).  Take a look-see:

The layout for this one comes from the Freshly Made Sketches challenge this week.

And – I liked it for the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge, too!

I started with some of the new Ornate Garden Specialty DSP that I matted on Mint Macaron for the card front.

The Whisper White panel is cut using one of the dies in the new Ornate Layers Die set.  See it there?  Right in the middle of the bottom set.  That’s the one I used!

I ran it thru the die cutting machine three times to create the three shapes in the sketch.

Then I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Mint Macaron mat and onto the card front.

Using the leaves in the Nature’s Thoughts die set from the new Coordination Product Release, I cut three “feathers” – two in Old Olive and one in Mint Macaron.

On a piece of Whisper White, I stamped the large daisy from the Daisy Lane set in stamped-off-once Terracotta Tile and cut it with the Daisy Punch.  I stamped two of the small daisy in stamped-off-TWICE Terracotta Tile – and cut them with the Medium Daisy Punch.

Using my Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends Combo Pack, I colored the daisies and then adhered them together with Liquid Glue.

On another piece of Whisper White, I stamped a sentiment from Daisy Lane in Old Olive.  Then I cut it with the next-to-smallest rectangle die in the Stitched So Sweetly Die set.

I laid out the elements on my card front until it said “yep – THERE it is” – and took a picture.

To make it easier to put it all together, I picked up my daisy and sentiment and adhered them together with Liquid Glue.

Then I put all the pieces together onto the card front.  I used Liquid Glue to adhere the Old Olive feathers….errr leaves.  Then some Glue Dots for a length of Mint Macaron twine from the Nature’s Twine pack.  Then I added the Mint Macaron leaf/feather with a couple of Dimensionals.

The final piece was to add the flower/sentiment combination element with some Dimensionals.

I used a few of the new Gilded Gems (from the Ornate Garden Suite) – a large one in the middle of the flower and several more here and there – and the card front was done!

Oh – did you see that?  It’s a cool little doohickey for holding up cards!  We all got one at the Spring STAMPede event on Saturday!

3-D Printing.  Cool, huh?? Thanks, Sandra Hernandez!! 🙂

Anywho…on the inside, I added a second sentiment from Daisy Lane in Old Olive on a Whisper White panel.  Across the bottom I added a strip of Mint Macaron card stock and another strip of the Ornate Garden Specialty DSP.  Then I added another Gilded Gem.

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

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got another daisy on the front – in full-strength Terracotta Tile…

…and more of the Ornate Garden Specialty DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Daisy Lane is a perfect harbinger of SPRING!!  And – just right for the first real day of DST!  I love that we can punch TWO sizes of the pretty daisies.  And it’s really looking like the elements in the Ornate Garden Suite will not only work together perfectly but will ALSO work well with so many of our much-loved stamp sets and goodies!  I hope you like!

Want the Ornate Garden Suite elements RIGHT NOW??  Well – folks who join Stampin’ Up! right now can select Ornate Garden to help fill your Starter Kit!  And – on top of your Starter Kit –  you’ll ALSO get the new Mini Cutter, DSP Sampler Pack and a FREE Stamp Set of your choice.  All with FREE SHIPPING!  Whoo-hoo!  Give me a holler and let me get you set up – Sale-A-Bration (and all the “extras”!) ends on 31 March.

TTFN

M

 

 

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HOST CODE FOR 1 MAR – 15 MAR: GGFKPPSU

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


Stamps-N-Lingers Ordering Special – thru 10 March 2020 (that’s TOMORROW!)!

Let’s celebrate the Sale-a-Bration Second Release – with an extra Bonus Ordering Special!

Here’s the deets…

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

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

3. For more information about my Punkin Head Peppermint Reward points (my buyer reward program), click here.  See what gathering up Peppermints is a great idea!!

Here’s a link right to my Online Store to get you started!  So head on over and start earning Double Rewards from me – and NEW free goodies from Stampin’ Up!


Ornate Garden Suite – Coming Soon!!

It’s a new catalog Early Release – and it’s for a wonderful Suite in the upcoming 2020-2021 Annual Catalog.


Customers will be able to start ordering from the suite on 1 April (no this is NOT a joke!!).  But…Demonstrators are getting their hands on this beauty RIGHT NOW!

Take a look at the Ornate Garden Suite flyer….

…and if you decide that – like me! – you need this right NOW (along with the free Mini Trimmer, DSP Sampler and Additional FREE Stamp set!) – then….let’s get you hooked up and on the team.  Click here to get started.  I’d love to have you!!


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

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

Mint Macaron Card Stock:  4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and inner liner); 3″ x 4 1/4″ (mat for small Whisper White panel); Nature’s Thoughts die cut leaf; 5/8″ x 4″ (mat for DSP strip on inside)

Old Olive Card Stock:  Nature’s Thoughts Die Cut leaves

Whisper White Card Stock:  2 7/8″ x 4 1/8″ (small panel on front); Stitched So Sweetly die cut rectangle (sentiment); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

Ornate Garden Specialty DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); 1/2″ x 4″ (DSP strip on inside); 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


Sometimes Finny and I have some pretty good conversations.

I’m pretty funny – at least….that’s what HE tells me!

I’ll tell a good one and he just laughs and laughs!!

He also thinks I’m danged smart.

And since he’s awfully smart, too, we frequently have some pretty good discussions about a lot of deep subjects.

Like….what if Luke had run into Kirk instead of ObiWan?  Or…what if Tony Stark had been bitten by a radioactive spider and Peter Parker was trapped in the cave??

Yeah.  THAT level of deep.

TTFN

M

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Stampin’ Up! Flowering Foils Tags in Bloom!

Happy Happy Hawwwmp Day!!  Hope your week is going swimmingly!

Today is the second day of the Second Release for Sale-A-Bration!  Be sure to check out the five new FREEBIES that you can pick up thru the end of March! 🙂

My card today uses TWO of the new SAB goodies – the Tags in Bloom stamp set (free with a $100 purchase before shipping and tax) and the Flowering Foils Specialty DSP (a level 1 – $50 goody!).  Take a look-see:

The Tags in Bloom stamp set coordinates with the Label My Lovely and Label Me Fancy Punches from the 2020 Jan – Jun Mini Catalog!

The layout for this card was inspired by the sketch at CAS(E) This Sketch this week!

I started with a panel of Mint Macaron that I embossed in the Basket Weave 3D Embossing Folder and matted on Melon Mambo for the card front.

I picked a flower-strewn design from the  Flowering Foils Specialty DSP and used my Stampin’ Blends Combo Packs in Petal Pink, Mint Macaron and Lovely Lipstick to color the flowers, leaves and berries.  Then I adhered the panel to the card front with Liquid Glue.

The strip across the middle is a piece of Mint Macaron Subtles 6″ x 6″ DSP, matted on Mint Macaron and adhered with Liquid Glue.

Then I added a Pearlized Doily with more Liquid Glue.

On a piece of Whisper White, I stamped the sentiment from Tags in Bloom in Melon Mambo.  Around it, I stamped the stitched label image in Mint Macaron.  Then I punched it out with the Label Me Lovely punch.  I popped the label onto the Doily with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I added a Melon Mambo gem from the Noble Peacock Rhinestones and the card front was done.  Easy and also…peasy! 😉

On the inside, I added a second sentiment from Tags in Bloom in Melon Mambo to a Whisper White panel.  In the corner, I stamped the flowers and leaf from the set.  For the flowers, I used full-strength Petal Pink or Melon Mambo for the outline images – and stamped-off-once versions of the same colors for the fill images.  The leaf is done in full-strength Mint Macaron.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Melon Mambo mat and into my Whisper White card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whsiper White Medium Envelope got more of the Tags in Bloom flowers and leaf on the front…

…and more of the Mint Macaron DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I love this Tags in Bloom set – and love it even more for coordinating with TWO punches from the Mini Catalog (and those punches are already in perfect coordination with the wonderful Layered With Kindness stamp set from the Mini!

The Flowering Foils Specialty DSP is gorgeous and perfect for coloring – you’ll get 12 one-sided pieces of 12″ x 12″ paper in the pack with your $50 purchase!

I hope you like! 🙂

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

Don’t forget that I’m giving DOUBLE Peppermint points this week – you can earn free Sale-A-Bration goodies AND get to your Peppermint Reward gift TWICE as fast.  Winner winner!!

TTFN

M

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 1 MAR – 15 MAR: GGFKPPSU

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


Stamps-N-Lingers Ordering Special!

Let’s celebrate the Sale-a-Bration Second Release – with an extra Bonus Ordering Special!

!!Here’s the deets…

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

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

3. For more information about my Punkin Head Peppermint Reward points (my buyer reward program), click here.  See what gathering up Peppermints is a great idea!!

Here’s a link right to my Online Store to get you started!  So head on over and start earning Double Rewards from me – and NEW free goodies from Stampin’ Up!


Sneak Peek…Ornate Garden Suite

It doesn’t happen often – but…when it does – it’s AMAZEBALLS!

It’s a new catalog Early Release – and it’s for a wonderful Suite in the upcoming 2020-2021 Annual Catalog.


Customers will be able to start ordering from the suite on 1 April (no this is NOT a joke!!).  But…Demonstrators are getting their hands on this beauty RIGHT NOW!

Take a look at the Ornate Garden Suite flyer….

…and if you decide that – like me! – you need this right NOW (along with the free Mini Trimmer, DSP Sampler and Additional FREE Stamp set!) – then….let’s get you hooked up and on the team.  Click here to get started.  I’d love to have you!!


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


 March Paper Pumpkin Kit Details!

Cheers to seven years! This March, Paper Pumpkin has reached another exciting milestone: their seventh year of delivering fun, easy, creative projects to you. To thank everyone who has helped along the way, they’re including an additional FREE stamp set with every March kit. This means that every subscriber will receive two stamp sets!

The March 2020 kit will arrive in an exclusive, specially-designed box that you will love! Think daffodils, raindrops, and a fresh spring vibe.

March Paper Pumpkin Kit Details:

  • Kit contains supplies for 12 cards and envelopes (4 cards of 3 designs)
  • Notecard size: 5″ x 3-1/2″
  • Envelope size: 5-1/8″ x 3-5/8″
  • Coordinating Colors: Balmy Blue, Basic Gray, Calypso Coral, Grapefruit Grove, Gray Granite, Pear Pizzazz, Petal Pink, Shaded Spruce, and So Saffron.
  • The additional stamp set is a great value and coordinates with the March kit design; however, you do not need it to complete the March cards.
  • The additional stamp set is a 4×6 footprint, which is larger than most Paper Pumpkin sets and is designed for use on a variety of crafting projects
  • Subscribe for the March kit at paperpumpkin.com from February 11–March 10.
  • Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period.

If you’re interested in subscribing to Paper Pumpkin, you can either sign up for a subscription where you are billed monthly for your kit or you can purchase a prepaid subscription in my online store (don’t forget that THESE will earn you free Sale-A-Bration goodies, too!).

To see more information and to sign up for the monthly subscription, click here.  To see the options for prepaid subscriptions in my online store, click here.


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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Whisper White Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); Label Me Lovely Punched shape (sentiment); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

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

Mint Macaron Card Stock:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); 1 1/8″ x 3 7/8″ (mat for DSP strip on front)

Subtles 6″ x 6″ DSP (in Mint Macaron):  1″ x 3 3/4″ (DSP strip on front); Envelope flap

Flowering Foils Specialty DSP: 3 3/4″ x 3 1/2″ (front 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


When your head is just toooo heavy to hold up anymore….

Not just EVERYone can be lazy AND cute-as-can-be all at the same time!

It’s a skill!

TTFN
M

 

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Stampin’ Up! Rise and Shine Sneak Peek

Well – it’s Monday again!  Hope you had an awesome weekend!  We had some beautiful weather here for a minute – as I type this on Sunday night, we’re waiting for that to come to an end tomorrow.  A little more rain is headed our way.

Bleh.  Wish I could send it where it’s needed, cuz we’re full up!

Tomorrow is the arrival of the Sale-A-Bration Second Release and…my card today uses a fun little set that you’ll be able to pick up FREE with a $100 purchase (before shipping and tax)!  Take a look-see:

The layout for this one was inspired by this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge!

And the color palette is from the Color Throwdown challenge.

I started with a Whisper White panel to which I added a sentiment from the Rise & Shine set in Bermuda Bay ink.  Then I adhered the panel to a Bermuda Bay mat to create the card front.

I cut a Crumb Cake rectangle and embossed it in the Corrugated 3D Embossing Folder, then adhered it to the card front with Liquid Glue.

On a 2″ wide strip of Whisper White, I stamped the coffee “steam” image all over in Crumb Cake ink.  Then, using the small flower image, I stamped it onto the steam (making them into little flowers instead of steam!) by stamping it in Melon Mambo – some in full-strength and some stamped off once.  I added little leaves here and there and everywhere in stamped-off-once Bermuda Bay.

Then I punched the end of the strip with my Banner Triple Punch and adhered it to the corrugated panel with Liquid Glue.

The Rise & Shine set is one of the fun reversible stamp sets that Stampin’ Up! has introduced recently.  On a piece of Whisper White, I stamped the right-hand cup with the circle cut-out in stamped-off-once Crumb Cake.  Then I stamped the sunburst in full strength Crumb Cake and a sentiment in Melon Mambo.

The second cup is a solid left-hand image – stamped in stamped-off-once Melon Mambo on Whisper White.

Do y’all remember the Cup of Cheer Dies from the 2019 Holiday Catalog?

These are carrying over – which means you can find them in the Online Store – even though they’re not in the catalog right now.  I used the cup dies to cut my two images.  Then I used the detailed stripes die to cut a Melon Mambo piece.  That piece I adhered to the front of my die cut pink cup with Liquid Glue.

I adhered the two cups to the card front – with Liquid Glue and Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The final piece is a stamped-off-once Bermuda Bay tag from Rise & Shine, cut with the die in the Cup of Cheer set.  I adhered it with Liquid Glue and a Mini Dimensional.  I tied a tiny bow from Linen Thread and adhered it with a dab of Liquid Glue.

I added some small Rhinestone Basic Jewels to the middles of the flowers and the card front was done!

On the inside, I stamped two more sentiments from Rise & Shine in Bermuda Bay and Melon Mambo on a Whisper White panel.  Then I added the steam in Crumb Cake.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Bermuda Bay 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 steam flower on the front…

…and a little Bermuda Bay checked paper from the Brights 6″ x 6″ DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  How fun is this Rise & Shine stamp set?  With it’s multiple cup images – flowers – sentiments – it’s got more options than a Starbucks!

AND – it’s got DIES to match – available right this very minute in my Online Store.  But – wait until TOMORROW – then get them and make sure you earn this Rise & Shine set.  Hope you like!

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

TTFN

M

 

 

 

P.S.  Reminder – the Sale-a-Bration Second Release goes live TOMORROW!


HOST CODE FOR 1 MAR – 15 MAR: GGFKPPSU

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


 March Paper Pumpkin Kit Details!

Cheers to seven years! This March, Paper Pumpkin has reached another exciting milestone: their seventh year of delivering fun, easy, creative projects to you. To thank everyone who has helped along the way, they’re including an additional FREE stamp set with every March kit. This means that every subscriber will receive two stamp sets!

The March 2020 kit will arrive in an exclusive, specially-designed box that you will love! Think daffodils, raindrops, and a fresh spring vibe.

March Paper Pumpkin Kit Details:

  • Kit contains supplies for 12 cards and envelopes (4 cards of 3 designs)
  • Notecard size: 5″ x 3-1/2″
  • Envelope size: 5-1/8″ x 3-5/8″
  • Coordinating Colors: Balmy Blue, Basic Gray, Calypso Coral, Grapefruit Grove, Gray Granite, Pear Pizzazz, Petal Pink, Shaded Spruce, and So Saffron.
  • The additional stamp set is a great value and coordinates with the March kit design; however, you do not need it to complete the March cards.
  • The additional stamp set is a 4×6 footprint, which is larger than most Paper Pumpkin sets and is designed for use on a variety of crafting projects
  • Subscribe for the March kit at paperpumpkin.com from February 11–March 10.
  • Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period.

If you’re interested in subscribing to Paper Pumpkin, you can either sign up for a subscription where you are billed monthly for your kit or you can purchase a prepaid subscription in my online store (don’t forget that THESE will earn you free Sale-A-Bration goodies, too!).

To see more information and to sign up for the monthly subscription, click here.  To see the options for prepaid subscriptions in my online store, click here.


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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Crumb Cake Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); 2 7/8″ x 4 1/4″ (Corrugated embossed panel)

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

Whisper White Card Stock:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); 2″ x 3 3/4″ (banner on front); Rise & Shine die cut coffee cup and tag

Melon Mambo Card Stock:  Cup of Cheer detailed die cut

2019-2021 In Color 6″ x 6″ DSP: envelope flap (Rococo Rose)

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


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


Finn Fan Fix


So – yesterday morning, I was about 20 minutes into my treadmill workout.

Finn – as usual – was sleeping by the back door.  It was just starting to get light.

As I trudged along watching my tv show on my phone on the treadmill….

All of a sudden, he goes full Rottweiller.

BARK BARK GROWL BARKBARKBARKBARKBARDGGGGGGGGGRRRRRR….

I holler “Finny – leave it”

BARK BARK GROWL BARKBARKBARKBARKBARDGGGGGGGGGRRRRRR….

I mean – serious.  We’re talking perimeter dog with three masked gunman headed his way.

Carrying a cat! Who is armed with a Laaaaazerrrrrr…..

BARKBARKBARKBARKBARDGGGGGGGGGRRRRRR….

Deciding I’d best check – just in case there WAS a bear on the back steps….or…a cat…I jumped off the treadmill and hurried to the kitchen – note: my treadmill decides after 30 seconds of no weight-on-the-belt that you finished and just left without shutting it down.  Or you’re dead in a heap at the end of the belt…And it quits.  So – I wanted to ascertain the threat-level and get back within the allotted time.

As I got to the door – I see him bouncing up and down….

BARKBOUNCEBARKBOUNCE – MOMDOYOUSEEIT?!? – BARKBOUNCEBARKBOUNCE – MOMIT’SREALLYREALLYREALANDREALLYREALLYBAAAADDD – BARKBOUNCEBARKBOUNCE

Apparently – it was an invasion of….

Image result for two canadian geese taking off of pond images

No.  This is not my picture.  Or our pond.  Or the offending geese. Treadmill.  Hurrying.  No phone!

I told him what a good guard dog he is (thinking – like that kid that cried wolf, yes – THAT good!) and raced back to the treadmill just in the nick of time.

When I finished up and trudged into the kitchen (there’s a lot of trudging around here in the mornings!) I found…

Defending the home and family from the Goose-apocalypse (real OR imagined!) is exhausting. 😉

TTFN
M

 

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Stampin’ Up! Tags in Bloom Sneak Peek!

Good Friday morning, y’all!!  Another week – done!   AND – it’s Valentine’s Day! Boom – drop the Mic!

If you were able to join me for my first-ever (but NOT my last!) You Tube Live Video –  I appreciate you spending some of your day with me!  If not, but you’d like to see the replay on YouTube…here ’tis!

This card gives you a sneak peek of one of the new stamp sets coming to you on 3 March 2020 in the Sale-A-Bration Second Release.  The Tags in Bloom photopolymer stamp set – with 19 image, sentiment and frame stamps – will be available for free with a $100 purchase!

The layout for this one was inspired by today’s sketch challenge over at Fab Friday!

And the floral touches are perfect for the Global Design Project theme challenge this week!

This set  coordinates with the Label Me Lovely and Label Me Fancy Punches already available in the 2020 Jan-Jun Mini Catalog.

For this card, I started with a panel of Granny Apple Green – a little bigger than I needed it – and embossed it in the Brick & Mortar 3D Embossing Folder.  Then I cut it down to my desired size.   I “whitewashed” the brick by dragging my Whisper White Craft Ink pad (upside down) lightly across the raised portions, and when it was dry, I matted it on Daffodil Delight to make the card front.

I cut two of the largest scalloped rectangle dies in the Stitched So Sweetly Die set – one in Daffodil Delight and one in Whisper White.  I adhered the Daffodil Delight die cut to the card front with Liquid Glue.

On the Whisper White die cut, I stamped the flower-edged frame from the Tags in Bloom set in Tuxedo Black Memento ink.  Then I turned the die cut 180 degrees and, lining up the frame, inked and stamped the image again.

Using my Granny Apple Green and Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends Combos, I colored the leaves and flowers.  I also used my Light Mango Melody Blend on the flowers to add a little extra “oomph” to the shading on the flowers.

I popped the completed panel over the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Across the middle, I adhered a short length of Granny Apple Green 1/2″ Textured Weave Ribbon with a little Liquid Glue.

On a seperate piece of Whisper White, I stamped the Tags in Bloom sentiment in Granny Apple Green.  Then I added the dotted-frame image, stamped in Daffodil Delight.  I punched the sentiment with the Label Me Lovely Punch – and popped it over the ribbon with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

A few Rhinestone Basic Jewels finished off the card front.

On the inside, I added a second sentiment from Tags in Bloom in Granny Apple Green to a Whsiper White panel.  Across the bottom I added the flowers in Tuxedo Black and colored them with my Stampin’ Blends.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Daffodil Delight mat and into my Basic Black card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more of the flowers on the front…

…and a piece of Granny Apple Green paper from the Brights 6″ x 6″ DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  How gorgeous is this image from the Tags in Bloom set??  It is SO pretty in spring yellow and green, don’t you think?  I hope you like!

And – uhm…you’ll be able to get it for free on 3 March and thru the end of Sale-A-Bration on 31 March! Or….get it right now!  Join my team – with no obligation, no requirements, no commitment – and you can get these goodies right away and start using them.  Give me a holler with questions – or get started right here….and let’s get you going! 🙂

TTFN

M

 

 

 

P.S.  This is the LAST DAY to pick your FREE ADHESIVE with my Sticky Sweet Ordering Special!! 🙂


HOST CODE FOR 1 FEB – 15 FEB: ARFHDNCQ

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


LAST DAY!

For all orders of $50 or greater (before shipping and taxes) that has my current host code applied or for individual orders of $150 or greater placed through me between now and midnight MT on Friday, 14 Feb, you’ll get your choice of a free adhesive!

This can be anything that Stampin’ Up! sells that could be used as an adhesive! And for the adhesives that are $5 or under, two packs will equal one choice (see the items with the (2) on the list below) so if you select those, you’ll get double…and who doesn’t like DOUBLE?!!

The adhesive will be in addition to the normal thank you gift that I order for you!! Plus, since your order will be over $50, you’ll earn Sale-A-Bration item(s) too. A big double whoo-hoo for more free goodies!!

And don’t forget that there will be 6 new Coordination Products available for purchase beginning on 4 Feb (see my note below!) so you can pick up the new items AND get a free adhesive from me!

***Please note, if your order is over $150, do not apply a host code. If you apply a host code to your order, it’ll take away your host benefits and we don’t want that! But don’t worry, you’ll still be eligible for the free gift and free adhesive offer!

Here’s a list of the adhesives you can choose from:

  • Stampin’ Dimensionals (2)
  • Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals (2)
  • Black Stampin’ Dimensionals Combo Pack
  • SNAIL
  • SNAIL Refill (2)
  • Multipurpose Liquid Glue (2)
  • Fine Tip Glue Pen
  • Tear & Tape Adhesive
  • Washi Tape
  • Mini Glue Dots
  • Foam Adhesive Strips

I’ll be placing the order for the adhesives with my host orders on 16 Feb, so please be sure to send your selections right away when you order…otherwise I’ll pick one for you and send it out with your thank you gift!

Happy Shopping!


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

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


Sale-A-Bration….is a GREAT TIME to Join the Team!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


February Thirty One LIMITED TIME OFFER!!

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


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

The item number is 9595.

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

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

 

…featured in this month’s Customer Special.

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

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

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

Happy organizing!


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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

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

Daffodil Delight Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and inner liner);  2 7/8″ x 4″ Stitched So Sweetly die cut rectangle (mat under art panel)

Whisper White Card Stock: 2 7/8″ x 4″  Stitched So Sweetly die cut rectangle (art panel); Label Me Lovely Punched shape (sentiment); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

Granny Apple Green Card Stock:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front)

Brights 6″ x 6″ DSP (in Granny Apple Green):  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


It was a dark and stormy day….

Okay – it was raining.  Not stormy.  Really just sort of dreary.

It was a dark and dreary morning….

…and warm enough that I’d directed the staff to open every door and window to air out the musty wolf smell of my lair.

With that done, after eating my specially prepared breakfast….

Okay – it’s dry dog food out of a bag.  Not like…venison benedict or something.

With that done, after eating my dry dog food out of a bag like a “regular” dog….

I took up my post.

I scanned for anything out of the ordinary.

Anything…odd.  Or…new.  Or…just….you know.

Soon, though, the patter of rain and the lack of anything “you know” began to take a toll…

The struggle is real, people.  It’s the ugly truth that no one wants to hear or know!

Sleep.   Happens.

Why do the staff always have a pea-pickin’ camera to catch me in the act of taking a short little teensy power nap?!?

The staff is on their own.

TTFN
M

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Stampin’ Up! Nature’s Positive Thoughts Sympathy

Happy Happy Hawwwmp Day!  Hope your week is going well.  All is good here – we’re soggy but…it’s okay.  It’s warm for a minute, so…there’s that! 🙂

I have a card today that is going to end up being sent as a sympathy card, I believe.  It doesn’t overtly refer to “sympathy” but… I think it’s actually appropriate.  It uses one of my favorite sets in the 2020 Jan – Jun Mini Catalog – the Positive Thoughts stamp set.  I took advantage of the new Nature’s Thoughts Dies, too, that cut all those wonderful shapes out for me using my die cutting machine!  You’ll also see some of the new So Very Vellum Specialty DSP (a new freebie in the Sale-A-Bration Second Release flyer).  Take a look-see:

I started this one with a card-front size piece of Whisper White and an identically sized piece of Soft Sea Foam vellum from the new So Very Vellum Speicalty DSP (coming to you on 3 Mar in the SAB second release).  I used Glue Dots to adhere the vellum to the card stock – placing them where I knew they’d be hidden by decorations on the card front.  Then I matted the whole thing on So Saffron to make the card front.

I used the large stitched-edge rectangle die in the Nature’s Thoughts Die Set to cut a Whisper White panel, which I adhered to the card front with Liquid Glue.

On a seperate piece of Whisper White, I stamped two Positive Thoughts leaves images – one in So Saffron and the second in Soft Sea Foam.  I also stamped a flower in Petal Pink.  All three are cut with their matching dies in Nature’s Thoughts.

I adhered the leaves and flower to the card front with Liquid Glue.

Next up, I cut some little leaves (also in the Nature’s Thoughts die set) from the same Soft Sea Foam So Very Vellum paper, and adhered them as well.

The sentiment, from Positive Thoughts, is stamped in Soft Suede on a strip of Soft Sea Foam card stock that I bannerized with my Paper Snips.  Then I adhered it with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I cut three little Nature’s Thoughts butterflies from So Saffron and adhered them with Liquid Glue.

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Stampin’ Up! Perfectly Framed Sending Hugs

Happy Friday!  Whoo-hoo!  Hope you’ve had a good week and have something fun planned for the weekend.  We’re supposed to get chilly again and some more rain.  Yeah?!?

Oh well – good weekend to plant my new seed starter!  Yep – got me a light stand and seed starter and SEEDS!!  Time to get those transplants started!

Now – on to the card, since that’s why you’re here, right?  I mean…AFTER you read the Finn Fan Fix.  Yes.  I know you check that first!  It’s okay to admit it. 😉

I pulled out the new perfectly Framed stamp set which coordinates with the carryover Ornate Frames Dies (remember it from the 2019 Holiday Catalog?).  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Beautiful Moments and Lily Impressions

Happy Hawwwmp Day, y’all!!  How goes your week?

We’re becoming “mold-people” here, I think!  It’s rained.  And rained.  And…yes.  Rained.  For so long now….

But – make no mistake – I’ll take this (and our unseasonably warm days!) – over snow, sleet and cold-of-night anytime!

Do want to remind you…there are only TWO days left to take advantage of my Special Bundles for the 2020 Jan – Jun Mini Catalog.  That’s right – after the day ends on the 17th (Friday!) – these specials are Gone with the Wind!!

Now – my card for today is easy.  And also peasy!  It used the lovely Beautiful Moments stamp set from the new catalog, along with the Parisian Flourish 3D Embossing Folder.  Plus…a FREE goody – the Iris Impressions DSP.  This is one you can get for free with a $50 order (before shipping and tax) while Sale-A-Bration is going on (thru 31 Mar).  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Nature’s Positive Thoughts

Good morning, y’all!  Hope you’re headed into a good and relatively stress-free week!!

Before we get going – I’ve got THREE extra Single Paper Shares ready to go if anyone wants them.  $15 +$5 for first class shipping gets you 48 – 6″ x 6″ sheets of beautiful new Designer Series Papers – and 6 Best Dressed 3″ x 3″ Note Cards and Envelopes.  Let me know ASAP if you want one or more of these packs of gorgeous paper! 🙂

I’ve got a very feminine card for you today – using the new Positive Thoughts stamp set. It also uses two wonderful Coordination Products that will be available to you on 4 Feb – the Nature’s Thoughts dies and the Pleased As Punch DSP.  Take a look-see!

The soft color palette is from this week’s CAS Colors & Sketches challenge.

And I think it’s pretty feminine so… I’ll enter it in the Water Cooler Wednesday challenge!

I started with a piece of Petal Pink gingham paper from the new Pleased As Punch DSP and matted it on So Saffron for the card front.

Next, using the large rectangle die in the Nature’s Thoughts Dies, I cut out a piece of Whisper White.

On that panel, I stamped the large leaf image from Positive Thoughts several times without re-inking in Bermuda Bay.  Then I added the fluer-d-doo image in So Saffron – again stamping several times without re-inking.

Then I adhered the panel to the card front with Liquid Glue.

Next up was to stamp and cut all the elements for the collage.  I stamped the big leaf image in Bermuda Bay on Whisper White and cut it with the die in Nature’s Thoughts.  I stamped two Petal Pink flowers and three Daffodil Delight butterflies and cut them out as well.  Then I cut two feathers – one in Whisper White and one in Petal Pink Perennial Essence Vellum Card Stock.  Finally, a few Bermuda Bay leaf die cuts joined the pile!

The sentiment – from Positive Thoughts – is stamped in Bermuda Bay on the Perennial Essence Vellum and cut with an Ornate Frames Die (carried over from the Holiday Catalog).

With everything cut and ready, I built the collage – adding and moving pieces around until it looked right.

Then I took it’s picture!

I used Liquid Glue to adhere all the pieces – starting with the large Bermuda Bay leaf and building the layers.  When I got to the sentiment – I used Glue Dots (they’re pretty easy to “hide” when using Vellum!).  Finally – the last flower is popped on with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I used Liquid Glue to tuck the Bermuda Bay die cut leaves in here and there into the collage and then added a bow tied with Petal Pink 5/8″ Striped Organdy Ribbon with a Glue Dot.

A few Champagne Rhinestone Jewels finished off the card front.

On the inside, I added the large Positive Thoughts leaf in Bermuda Bay on a Whisper White panel, stamping it a few times without re-inking.  I also added a second sentiment in Bermuda Bay.  Over the sentiment, in stamped-off-once Petal Pink, I stamped the feather image from the stamp set.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a So Saffron mat and into my Bermuda Bay card base, added the card front with Liquid Glue and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more Bermuda Bay leaves on the front…

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