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Stampin’ Up! 2019 Occasions Catalog Sneak Peek Gingham Butterfly Gala

Good morning!!  Hard to believe it’s already….HAAAWWWWMPPP DAY!!  Whoo-hoo!  And – one week from tomorrow it’s time for your stretchy pants, huh?  Y’all doing turkey?  Ham?  Turkey AND Ham?!?

We’re in the turkey and ham camp.  We’re going to smoke a turkey this year and let Honeybaked do their thing for the ham.  And then we’re going to try to keep the rest of the over-abundance to a minimum.

I don’t hold out much hope! 😉

So – yesterday was a pretty dreary, cold and rainy day here in GA – and I think that drove my decision to use a new stamp set from the 2019 Occasions Catalog!

Also – I had this…

How could I resist?!?

So – I made you a card with the new Butterfly Gala stamp set and the bundled Butterfly Duet punch…

…and a little Gingham Gala 6″ x 6″ DSP.

I also used a sweet DSP that is a FREE item in the 2019 Sale-A-Bration catalog, called Botanical Butterfly DSP.

Take a look-see:

The layout for my card is from this week’s TGIF Challenge.

And the color scheme is from the MFT Card Challenge.  I used Gold for my “natural” color! 😉

I started with a piece of Lemon Lime Twist paper from the Gingham Gala 6″ x 6″ DSP (available 3 Jan 19) and matted it on Poppy Parade card stock for the card front.  I wrapped some Solid White Baker’s Twine twice around the panel, securing it in the back with Glue Dots.

The sentiment, from Butterfly Gala (available 3 Jan 19!), is stamped in Early Espresso on a piece of Whisper White, then cut with a circle Stitched Shapes Framelits die.  I added one of the beautiful butterflies from the set – the outline image is in stamped-off-once Early Espresso.  The colors are added as the second-step in stamped-off-once Poppy Parade and Lemon Lime Twist.  I matted the sentiment on a scalloped Poppy Parade circle.

I used the wonderful berry die from the Frosted Bouquet Framelits (which we found out is CARRYING OVER!!!) to cut a couple of boughs from Gold Foil.  These are adhered to the card front with Liquid Glue.

One of the papers in the Botanical Butterflies DSP (available on 3 Jan in the Sale-A-Bration catalog FREE with a $50 purchase) is black and white.  And the butterfly images all match the Butterfly Duet punch.  I cut two of them and colored them with my Light and Dark Granny Apple Green and Light Poppy Parade Stampin’ Blend.  I also stamped (in Early Espresso) and cut some smaller butterflies on the other side of the same paper – which is green tones.

I used Liquid Glue to arrange the butterflies ever-so-artfully about the card and sentiment.  The large butterfly at the top has a few loops of Gold Metallic Thread wound behind it with a Glue Dot.

Then I added some Lemon Lime Twist Gingham Gala Adhesive-Backed Sequins and Pearl Basic Jewels.  Finally, I tied a double-length bow from the Solid White Baker’s Twine and added it with a Glue Dot and the card was done!

On the inside, I added a second sentiment from Butterfly Gala in Early Espresso, then stamped another butterfly.  Once again, the outline and fill images are all stamped-off-once.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Poppy Parade mat and into my Early Espresso card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got another Butterfly Gala flutterby on the front – this one in full strength Early Espresso and stamped-off-once Lemon Lime Twist and Poppy Parade…

…and then I added more of the Gingham Gala DSP to the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Doesn’t this suite of goodies just brighten your day?!?  We’ve got a ton of wonderful butterfly and flower images coming to us with this new catalog, y’all – and the Gingham Gala suite with it’s Butterfly Gala stamp set is just the first!  Love that Butterfly Duet punch!  And – I think we’ve established how much I love plaid – and gingham!  Hope you like – and have started your shopping list for the new catalog! 🙂

TTFN


HOST CODE FOR 1 NOV – 15 NOV: J9JQA2T7

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 any active catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


The 2019 Occasions Catalog Is Coming SOON!

Here’s a look at the 2019 Occasions Catalog and Sale-A-Bration Flyer!  I’ll be ordering packs of catalogs bright and early on 5 Dec and then sending them out to my customers quick as I can get them in the mail!  If you’re already one of my customers, you can expect to see them in your mailbox mid-December.

If you’re not a customer of mine already – but would like to be on my list to receive a catalog, head on over to my Online Store and place an order of $50 or more now!  You’ll also become a full-fledged member of the Punkin’ Heads – my Customer Appreciation Program – with all the benefits that go along with that honor!  Check them out right here!


Craft & Carry Stamparatus Bag Coming Soon!


A tool as beloved and important as the Stamparatus deserves its own special treatment. And what better way to treat your most versatile stamping companion than by giving it its own special carrying and storage solution. Introducing…the Craft & Carry Stamparatus Bag!

The bag is available now for Demonstrators to order and it will be available for customers to order beginning on 5 December!  When ordering starts, you’ll have two options: Ordering just the bag or ordering the Stamparatus and the bag together.


Click on the image below to open up a full-size flyer with more details.

You’ll be able to start ordering on 5 Dec!


Snowflake Showcase Bundle Updated!

I was just informed that the White Velvet Sheets – a part of the Snowflake Showcase – has been discontinued.  As advertised at the beginning of the promotion, these products were all “while supplies last”.  And once they run out – they’re not being re-ordered.

What does that mean for my special bundles?  Well – I’ve updated the product list to remove the White Velvet Sheets, and reduced the price accordingly.

But folks – if you’ve been thinking you’d wait until the very end of the promotion period – I’d strongly recommend that you NOT wait another moment!  This has been a WILDLY popular set of goodies – and I’d hate for you to miss out.  The stamp sets, thinlits and trinkets are still available – but…there’s no telling for how much longer!

You can click on the picture above to see a fun video showcasing the products.  Then check out the flyer below to take a closer look-see!

Here’s the deets:

  • No limits apply during the customer sales period. So be quick while supplies last!
  • Products available while supplies last from November 1, 2018 until November 30, 2018. This means products will only be available until November 30 or while supplies last, whichever comes first. If a product’s supply is depleted before November 30, it will no longer be available for purchase.
  • Items may be purchased in any type of order.
  • Items may be included as part of a Starter Kit!!  Join now!
  • Ordering deadline:  November 30, 2018; 11:50 PM (MT)

Here’s the updated special money-saving bundle!

Stamps-N-Lingers Snowflake Showcase Bundle:

If you purchased the entire Showcase separately, you’d pay about $98!  That includes shipping and a wag at the taxes.

Snow is Glistening – $21
Happiness Surrounds – $17
Snowfall Thinlits – $39
White Velvet Paper – $5  NO LONGER INCLUDED!
Snowflake Trinkets – $8

With my special bundle – you’re only going to pay $80 (new price!) – all in!

And – when you order the bundle, you’ll get a set of Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes for FREE!  So –  you’ll be ready to start creating right away!  

Get the entire Showcase and the notecards and envelopes – shipped directly to you for free –  and save a pretty penny, too!

In the spirit of expectation management, with the significant savings you get with this bundle, I won’t be able to give y’all Peppermints when you order them.

These offers are available to anyone – but I can only ship to addresses (not Post Office boxes!) in the United States or APO Military. 🙂

Thanks for your understanding, y’all!

It’s easy to order!  Fill out the form below.  I’ll send you a PayPal Invoice right away and then, on 1 Nov, place your order first thing and get your wonderful Snowflake Showcase goodies on their way to your door!  Easy Peasy!

Happy shopping!


Don’t want the Special Bundle?  Get just the things you DO want right here in my Online Store!


Additional Holiday Catalog Items No Longer Available

Sales for the following products have exceeded our forecast and are continuing strong, resulting in a large number of backorders. Because backorders are so costly, we have made the decision to shut these items off effective immediately. Since these products cannot be sent from the manufacturer in time for the holidays, these item numbers will not be reactivated.

150095: Santa’s Workshop Cards You Can Make It Bundle
147905: Santa’s Workshop Memories & More Card Pack
147815: Santa’s Workshop Memories & More Cards & Envelopes

147816: Joyous Noel Specialty Designer Series Paper
147890: Festive Farmhouse Elements
147811: Santa’s Workshop Enamel Elements

We apologize for the inconvenience, y’all! 🙁


Dashing Along DSP Available For Purchase!

Sales for the following products have exceeded our forecast and are continuing strong, resulting in a large number of backorders. Because backorders are so costly, we have made the decision to shut these items off effective immediately. Since these products cannot be sent from the manufacturer in time for the holidays, these item numbers will not be reactivated.

147816: Joyous Noel Specialty Designer Series Paper
147890: Festive Farmhouse Elements
147811: Santa’s Workshop Enamel Elements

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you.  In order to provide you with another holiday-themed option, we’ve decided to make our promotional Dashing Along Designer Series Paper (item 149903) available for sale at $11.00. This beautiful, 12″ x 12″ traditional Christmas paper has a festive, eclectic feel and is perfect for layering. Coordinating colors are Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, and Whisper White.

Though we don’t yet have a fulfillment date, all backorders for Joyous Noel Specialty Designer Series Paper, Festive Farmhouse Elements, and Santa’s Workshop Enamel Elements will be filled as soon as possible. So very sorry for the inconvenience, y’all! 🙁


Get the Stampin’ Up! Products Used in this Project!

The Gingham Gala Suite will be available on 3 Jan 19!

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

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

Poppy Parade Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and inner liner); 3″  Scallop circle (mat for sentiment)

Whisper White Card Stock: 2 7/8″ Stitched Shapes circle (sentiment); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

Gingham Gala 6″ x 6″ DSP (coming on 3 Jan 19): 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); envelope flap

Gold Foil:  Frosted Bouquet die cut berries

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

Finn’s first Mom (his birth mother??) sent a picture the other day.  I thought it was pretty cute and wanted to share it with you.

Like mother (or Aunt – it’s hard to tell in the picture!)….like son/nephew!

Australian Velcro! 🙂

TTFN
M

 

Categories: Any Occasion, Everyday, For You, Friendship, Just a Note, Just Hello!, New Catalog Launch, Sneak peek, Special Promotions | Tags: , , , | 16 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Just a Note to Wish You Well

Good morning, y’all!  Hope your weekend is going swimmingly!

WE will not be swimming – cuz of how it’s colder than a well-digger’s lunch bucket here (that’s REALLY cold in case you’re unfamiliar with the analogy!).

So – I’ve come to the sad realization that I just don’t have enough internet speed/bandwidth here to do a FB Live – so…we’re going to have to skip that for today.  I’ll try to be back next week, though!

I made a simple little card using the Wishing You Well stamp set and some pumpkins from the Toil & Trouble DSP.  Take a look-see:

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Categories: Any Occasion, Everyday, Fall, For You, Friendship, General, Just a Note, Just Because, Paper Pumpkin | Tags: , | 24 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Sail Away on LilyPad Lake for the Stamp Ink Paper #155

Happy Tuesday, y’all!  Since it’s Tuesday, that means we’ve got another Stamp Ink Paper challenge to give your creative mojo a bump!  AND – it’s a give away challenge so…Hope you’ll play along with us! 🙂

The theme this week is Summer Fun and the little sailboats in the Lilypad Lake bundle really say summer to me.  I added the perfect sentiment from the Detailed With Love set.  Take a look-see:

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Categories: Everyday, For You, Friendship, Just Because | Tags: , , | 31 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Floral Foliage Frames Hello

Good Monday.

You know what I mean, okay? 😉

Hope you had a great weekend and are ready to git the work week done!

If you spent a little of your Sunday with me, I surely do appreciate it! If you couldn’t join us, but would like to see the Memorex-version on YouTube – here ’tis!

 

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Categories: Everyday, Feminine, Friendship, Just Hello! | Tags: , , | 12 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Love You To Pieces!

Good morning and Happy Saturday! 🙂  Hope you’ve got a fun day ahead of you – or a quiet and relaxing day, whichever makes your heart happier!

My card today uses the new Love You To Pieces bundle – and this is a fun set indeed!  Take a look-see:

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Categories: Any Occasion, Everyday, Friendship, Missing You | Tags: , | 16 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Rooted in Nature on Wood for Stamp Ink Paper #153

Good morning, all!  It’s Tuesday so that means it’s time for a new Stamp Ink Paper Challenge for you to play along with!  And it’s a Tic-Tac-Toe challenge – one of my favorite kinds!

For mine, I pulled out the Rooted in Nature Bundle, along with some pretty Nature’s Poem and Wood Textures DSP.  Take a look-see:

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Categories: Any Occasion, Congratulations, Encouragement, Everyday, For You, Friendship, New Catalog Bundles, Ordering Special! | Tags: , , , | 14 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Hand Delivered Big Wishes Fun Fold!

Good morning, y’all!  It’s Monday – and I’ve entered The Final Countdown!  Bleh.  Just 4 more days and then…I’m leavin’-on-a-jet-plane! 🙁  Did I already say…bleh??

But – we’ve got a week!  So – let’s start it with a super fun fun-fold, shall we?  If you were able to join me last night on my Facebook Live video to see how I made this – thanks for spending part of your weekend with me!  If not, but you’d like to see the instant-ish replay – here ’tis!

To decorate this particular card-within-a-card card, I used lots of new 2018-2020 In Colors and the fun Big Wishes stamp set.  On the inside, you’re going to find a little bit from the host-exclusive Hand Delivered stamp set.  Take a look-see:

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Categories: Any Occasion, Congratulations, Everyday, Fun Fold card, Graduation Card, Happy Birthday, Life Event, New Catalog Bundles | Tags: , , | 24 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Big Wishes Hand Delivered Video Sneak Peek

Good morning, y’all!  Hope your weekend is going well!  I got my pre-business-trip-haircut yesterday and then swung by Costco on the way home.  Got five giant bags of frozen cauliflower rice.  And a frozen cauliflower-crust pizza.  Which was really yummy – even Wayne said “We can buy more of those”!  High praise, indeed!

Cauliflower – the dieter’s most valuable weapon!

Well.  At least THIS dieter’s!

So – since this is Sunday, I’m sharing a little peek at the card that we’ll be making tonight on my Stamps-N-Lingers Facebook Live video at 8pm Eastern!  It uses a lot of color, and two fun new stamp sets – the Big Wishes and the Hand Delivered stamp set.  Here’s a sneaky peek!

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Categories: Congratulations, Everyday, Happy Birthday, Life Event, New Catalog Bundles, Sneak peek | Tags: , , , | 12 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Enjoy Life on Garden Impressions

Good morning, my peeps!  THIS IS A BIG BIG DAY!!

No – not cuz it’s Friday (although that’s pretty cool, too!).  Nope – it’s a BIG DAY because today the new 2018-2019 Annual Catalog goes live!!

The Online Store will be down today until around noon Mountain Time – so…patience, Padawan….patience!  Once it goes live, remember that the Stampin’ Blends in the new colors won’t be available just yet – although the current color Blends WILL be!  And – the Big Plans Planner Kit (Item 146859) and Big Plans Planner Kit Refill (Item 146861) won’t be available until 11 Jun.  Everything else will FINALLY be yours to choose – so gird those credit cards and have fun!

I’m still taking orders for the new and In Color Bundles – they’ll help you save a little stress on that aforementioned credit card (and have it to spend on even more fun stuff!!).  So if you’re wanting one of those, check them out below and get your order in!

Now.  Let’s have a card, shall we? 🙂

I used the super pretty Enjoy Life stamp set and paired it with my favorite Garden Impressions DSP design.  Take a look-see:

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Categories: Any Occasion, Encouragement, Everyday, Feminine, Friendship, Just a Note, Just Hello!, New Catalog Bundles, Thank You Cards, Thinking Of You | Tags: , | 19 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Nature’s Poem Easel Card for the Stamp Ink Paper #150

Good morning, y’all!  It’s Tuesday so time for another Stamp Ink Paper challenge for you to play along with!  This week it’s all about the fun-fold!

One of my favorite fun-folds is the Easel Card.  I like it cuz it’s so easy to make that it’s sort of ridiculous – but the wow-factor is high!  For this one, I jumped both feet right back into my wheelhouse and went with the Nature’s Poem DSP and the Rooted in Nature bundle, which includes the Nature’s Roots Framelits.  Take a look-see:

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Categories: Encouragement, Everyday, Friendship, Fun Fold card, Life Event, Ordering Special!, Sneak peek | Tags: , , , , | 16 Comments

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