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Stampin’ Up! Hello From That’s The Tag Butterflies

Hey, ya’ll – good morning!  It’s Sunday.  And – for some of you – a day you’ve been waiting for.  And a day that I welcome with….trepidation!

Tonight, I’m going to attempt my first Facebook Live video with…whoever shows up!  I’ll be muddling my way thru a card – one you’ve seen before, but you’ll get to see step-by-step instructions for making it.  I’ll be going Live at 8pm Eastern Time (you’ll need to do the math for wherever you are!) on my Facebook Page.  Here’s a link.  

Now.  Please be aware that I’m a Facebook neophyte!  I think you need to Like and Follow my page – and then you should get a notice when I go live.  Hopefully you’ll be able to come on and see me stumbling about – if not, the video should stay up so you can see it.

Fingers crossed, y’all!  And – if you get there while I’m live, leave a comment – I’ll try to actually read them while card-making! 🙂

So for my card today, I used the pretty That’s The Tag stamp set and the matching Timeless Tags Thinlits (available in a bundle for a 10% savings!).  Along with the bundle, I used a little Cupcakes & Carousels DSP, and two embossing folders.  Take a look-see:

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This layout is inspired by this week’s challenge at Mojo Monday.

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And I took my color palette from the Sunday Stamps color challenge.

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So, I started out with a Very Vanilla panel, matted on Calypso Coral, for the card front.  I stamped the little corner flourish image from That’s The Tag in So Saffron in each corner.  Then I cut a smaller panel and embossed it in the Petal Burst TIEF, then adhered it embossed-side up to the center of the card front (with no mat, for a tone-on-tone textured look).

Next, I took a strip of Very Vanilla and, using the burlap image from the Awesomely Artistic stamp set, stamped it all over in Sahara Sand.  Then I matted it on Calypso Coral and SNAILd it to the card front.

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Over the burlap-stamped strip, I laid a piece of Mint Macaron 5/8″ Mini Striped Ribbon, securing it in back with scotch tape.  I added a piece of Bermuda Bay Thick Baker’s Twine, wrapped twice and secured in back with tape.

I made two more panels, both matted on Calypso Coral.  One is a piece of Cupcakes & Carousels DSP.  The other is a piece of Very Vanilla, embossed in the Fluttering TIEF and adhered de-bossed side up.

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I pulled out the That’s The Tag stamp set and stamped the dotted circle image in Calypso Coral ink on Calypso Coral card stock and cut it out with a scalloped Circles Layering Framelit die.  At this point, I used Liquid Glue to adhere the two matted panels and this circle together in the orientation I’d decided on.  Then I popped the whole thing (all three pieces stuck together) over the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

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The sentiment, also from That’s The Tag, is three images.  First I stamped the dotted banner image in Mint Macaron on Very Vanilla.  Then I cut that out with the die from Timeless Tags.  I added the sentiment in Calypso Coral, inking only the word “hello” on the “hello, little baby” image. Finally, I added the little hearts in Bermuda Bay.  I popped the sentiment over the Calypso Coral circle with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I tied a little bow with more Bermuda Bay Thick Baker’s Twine and adhered it with a Glue Dot.  Finally, I cut some Bermuda Bay and Mint Macaron Glimmer Paper butterflies with the so-cute die in the Timeless Tags Thinlits, and adhered them willy-nilly with Liquid Glue to finish off the card front.

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On the inside, I added more of the That’s The Tag corner flourishes in So Saffron on a Very Vanilla panel.  And I cut 4 Bermuda Bay Glimmer Paper butterflies – the smallest in the Timeless Tags Thinlits die – and adhered them in the corner with Liquid Glue.

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I matted the panel on Calypso Coral and into my Sahara Sand card base, SNAILd the card front on and the card was done.

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got more of the So Saffron corner flourishes and some Bermuda Bay hearts on the front…

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…and I added more of the Cupcakes & Carousels DSP to the envelope flap.

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Et Voila!  This one has a lot of elements but it was easy to make.  It’s just layering, after all!  Hope you like!

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


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Hard To Believe, But…

…It’s getting close to Retirement Time, folks!

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As you no-doubt know, we have our Classic Colors that stay with us year after year, and then we have two color collections that we enjoy for two years and then they’re gone!

We’ve been loving these 2015-2017 In Colors for almost 2 years now…I’m sure going to miss Mint Macaron and Watermelon Wonder!…but it’s getting close to time to wish them farewell!

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

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


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Details:

  • Promotion Period: 4 Jan 17 – 31 Mar 17
  • New recruits who join during the promotion period will receive their choice of two free stamp sets from the Annual or Occasions Catalog for free in their Starter Kit.  Please notice there’s no price limit on these stamp sets!  So the potential value of this free goody is $104! Just sayin’.
  • Plus, if you have a new demonstrator join under you during the promotion, you’ll get to pick any free catalog item up to $25 – and you’ll have until 14 Jun to redeem your reward.  Why is that date important??  Cuz the new 2017-2018 Annual Catalog will come out on the 1st of June – so…you can pick a brand new item if you want!!
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Okay – hope I’ll “see” y’all tonight!  And…be kind, folks! I’m stepping way….way!….out of my comfort zone! 🙂

TTFN

Mary


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CARD CUTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:

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

Calypso Coral Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner);  2″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for stamped strip);  2 1/2″ x 3 1/8″ (mat for DSP panel); 2 1/8″ square (mat for Fluttering embossed panel); 1 3/4″ scallop circle  (circle under sentiment)

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); 1 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (stamped strip); 3 1/8″ x 4 3/8″ (Petal Burst embossed panel); 2″ square (Fluttering embossed panel); Timeless Tags die cut sentiment 

Cupcakes & Carousels DSP:  2 3/8″ x 3″ (front DSP panel); envelope flap

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


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FINN-FAN FIX….

Well, Finn-y and I spent Saturday “working”!

We went to the mailbox twice to mail catalogs and customer ordering thank you gifts (twice cuz the Mom forgot some things on the first trip!) so he got a good couple of trots on top of his usual morning perambulations.

Then I came in to work on cards – and worry about my video tomorrow (today!) – and Finn…went on guard.

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I see you, Mom.  You do your thing and I’ll do mine!

No.  Please don’t ask me to come in.  I’d hate to refuse your command.

But I for sure will.

Cuz….nice day! And… I’m a dog.

A guard dog.  Don’t mess with me.

Rest easy, Mom.  I’ve got this!

TTFN

M

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Stampin’ Up! Dragonflies in a Garden in Bloom

Happy hawwmp day, y’all!  Hope the week is going well for you!  I’ve been busy – I have a new plan up my sleeve.  Videos!  Card making videos!  I got a camera stand yesterday and set it up and did a “practice” run.  One day soon I’ll be doing one “for reals” and I’ll let you know where to find them.  I suspect they’ll be on my Stamps-n-Lingers Facebook page.  So, if you want to bebop over there and follow me, then you should get notification of when my videos are live! Here’s a link!

My card for today goes back to a beautiful Annual catalog stamp set called Garden in Bloom, with the addition of a little buzzy bee from the Occasions Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Oh So Succulent Hello

Good morning, y’all – if you’re coming from Amy’s blog this morning – welcome!  If you’re one of my regulars – welcome back!  I appreciate all y’all taking a moment out of your day to spend a little time with me!

My card today uses one of my very favorite things in the Occasions Catalog – the Succulent Garden Suite!  And I pulled from the Hello You Thinlits and some super pretty Sale-A-Bration Mint Macaron Glimmer Paper for my sentiment (which is something you’ll be able to get for yourself – for free! – starting on Tuesday!)  Take a look-see:

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I used a fun little sketch from the CAS(E) This Sketch challenge this week…

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And the gorgeous color scheme is a result of this beauteous vase from the Color Throwdown challenge!

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Is it pretty?  And it’s in “my” colors, too – if I was a buyer-of-vases, this is definitely one that would be finding it’s way into my house.

But then I’d have to dust it.

So – I’ll stick with the picture!  And my card!

I started with a Very Vanilla card stock panel and lightly flicked the edges with Crumb Cake ink, using a wedge of sponge.  Then I began to build my Succulent Garden!  I started stamping the medium and small flowers in the Oh So Succulent stamp set – stamping the outline images in Marina Mist and Mint Macaron.  To fill them in, I used the opposite color on the fill-in image, stamping it off once before stamping the card.  Although, as you can see, I did one flower with full strength Mint Macaron.  Cuz…why not??

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I made use of the sticky note masks I’d made – and kept! – for a previous card, so that I could have some flowers in front and some in back.  For the little brown succulents, I used stamped-off-once Chocolate Chip ink for the outlines, and Crumb Cake for the fill in.  Finally, the “grasses” are Marina Mist outlines and Mint Macaron (full strength) fill in.

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I added some Crumb Cake little tiny flowers – that’s a cute little image in the Oh So Succulent set – stamping each image once and then moving the stamp ever-so-slightly and stamping it again without re-inking, to create a softer, sort of blurry image.

These are easy to do, folks – just make plenty of the sticky notes masks (and keep them handy in your stamp case for next time!), take your time, and move the masks around as you need them.  Keep building and adding flowers until you’re happy with it! 🙂

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I adhered a length of 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon across the card front with some Liquid Glue.  My sentiment is cut with a die from the Hello You Thinlits – I cut two from Chocolate Chip card stock and one from the new (next Tuesday!!) Mint Macaron Glimmer Paper, and stacked them up with Liquid Glue.  Then I adhered them over the burlap ribbon.  I SNAILd the panel to a Mint Macaron mat and the card front was done!

On the inside, I flick-sponged the edges of another Very Vanilla panel with Crumb Cake.  In the middle, I stamped a sentiment from Oh So Succulent in Mint Macaron and then I added some flowers in the corner.

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I SNAILd the panel to a Mint Macaron mat and into my Chocolate Chip card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got a repeat of the inner-liner Oh So Succulent flowers on the front…

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…and then I added a Mint Macaron design from the Succulent Garden DSP to the envelope flap.

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Et Voila!  This color scheme…with this stamp set…is…wow! – and smack dab in the middle of my comfort zone!  I love the sort of antiqued, rustic look of the card, with the subtle bling of the Mint Macaron Glimmer Paper!  Hope you like!

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


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Enjoy what’s left of your weekend and I’ll see you bright and early tomorrow!  Do y’all have the day off for President’s Day?  I don’t – but it’ll be a quiet day, so – yeah! 🙂

TTFN

Mary


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:  
The new Glimmer Paper pack (Mint Macaron, Bermuda Bay and Sweet Sugarplum) will be available on Tuesday! 🙂 


CARD CUTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:

Chocolate Chip Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); Hello You Thinlits die cuts (x2 – sentiment)

Mint Macaron 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″ (card front and inner liner)

Mint Macaron Glimmer Paper: Hello You Thinlits die cut (sentiment)

Succulent Garden DSP:  Envelope flap

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FINN-FAN FIX….

Need to brag on my puppy a little bit!
The other day, when we went to the vet for “the incident” – he felt good.  No side effects whatsoever.  Just wanted to set the baseline for y’all!
He rode calm and cool to the doc – waited for me to tell him he could get out of the van, and walked nicely into the office.
Where there was a dog laying on the floor while his mother paid the bill.  OMG OMG OMG!!
But – he minded and came back (mostly!) to heel.  Then he sat and waited with me.  Mostly.
I mean….IT’S ANOTHER DOG, MOM!!
We went and sat down and he laid down between my feet when I asked him to.  And then the tech came and called his name.
We had a short discussion about who-is-the-boss-of-him (not the tech!) and he laid back down.
And here’s the fun part.  His little wiggler was going about a million rpm – and so was his left hind leg!  You know how they do when you scratch that spot on their belly?  Yea – like that.  So here he is, laying down, head on the floor, tail a virtual blur and this leg just going to beat the band.
I’m a little ashamed to say that we were all laughing.  I hope he was laughing, too, so that it was with him and not at him!
Once we got in the exam room and the tech left….

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Figured he might as well get a little snooze in while he waited!
My kinda dog!!
I surely do love this little turd-knocker!! 🙂

TTFN

 

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Stampin’ Up! Hey, Chic Stacker!

Happy Hawmp Day, y’all – we’re racing towards the weekend once again.  This time, I’m not really ready for the weekend to arrive.  Going out of town for three days and…do you think I have my cards ready for the weekend??  Nope.  Not even close!  So – keep your fingers crossed that my creative juices flow the next couple of days, okay?  🙂

Finn is very fast.

Perhaps you didn’t know that.

He’s a speed demon!

I have proof!

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He raced around that pile of logs about 5 times, as fast as he could go, carrying that danged stick!

And then…

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The natural result of racing around like a fool!  Excessive panting.

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Followed by his new favorite thing – ponding!  He drinks and wades and tries to get sticks out of the water.  And this morning, he added – dunking his belly in!  Just a quick little lay-down to cool off quicker!

And make mom get the towel out!

My card for today follows a trend you can see all over Pinterest.  Stacking chickens.

I don’t know why people are stacking chickens so much – it just ain’t natural! – but they are.  So I thought I’d give it another shot.  The Sale-A-Bration stamp set called Hey, Chick gave me the whole cast of characters.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Thoughtful Falling May Flowers

Mornin’, y’all!  It’s Tuesday!  Hope your week is going well!  Being Tuesday, I’ve got a couple of updates from Stampin’ Up! that I’ve added down below.  Be sure to check them out, okay?

So – as you’re aware, I’ve been trying to train Finn-Chewie.  I don’t want an “obedience ring” dog.  Nope.  I just want a dog who will come back to me when I call him, drop stuff if I tell him to – or leave it alone to begin with, and go with me like a sane being when I want to take him somewhere.

Oh – and I’d like to do some agility with him.

And have him be a therapy dog – I’d love to take him to hospitals and nursing homes.

So….obedience is a pretty critical step in becoming a good citizen.

We do a lot of Come-Click-Treat (CCT).  I call his name and say “come”.  If it’s a good CCT, Finn hits the brakes, spins around and returns on the fly to the golf cart.  As soon as his wiggle-butt hits the ground, I click the clicker and then give him a tiny milk bone.

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He loves him some tiny milk bones!  And he does know what “come” means…just sometimes…he doesn’t want to!

But  – we’re working on it – repetition repetition repetition!  One day…ONE day…the conditioning will overcome the “don’t want to”!

She says with hope in her voice! 🙂

So, my card for today is an any-occasion card, using the pretty Falling Flowers bundle from the Annual Catalog and a couple sentiments from the Thoughtful Banners set.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! No Special Reason Needed!

Good morning, y’all!  It’s Monday – but…no work today!  Whoo-hoo!

Before I get going – I need to fix a mistake I made yesterday.  On the sympathy card, the inside sentiment is from Flourishing Phrases – I erroneously told you it was from Thoughts & Prayers.  I’ve updated the post accordingly, but wanted to let you know! 🙂

I’m changing Finn’s name.  Or…I’ve giving him a “formal” registered name.  It’s “Finn Don’t…Good Dog”

Finn don’t get the cat food.  Good Dog

Finn don’t bother the cat.  Good Dog

Finn don’t eat horse poop.  Good Dog

Finn don’t bite me.  Good Dog

Finn don’t….Finn don’t…Finn don’t.  Good dog! 😉

He tries to get the “good dog” piece to come first – or even only! – but…it’s hard.  Really really hard!

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My card for today is a No Special Reason card.  One that could go to someone just because it’s…Monday!  It uses the Special Reason bundle – which is really cool.

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I love how the bundled Stylish Stems Framelits work on this one – you can cut detailed “negative” spaces – and you can also cut those negative spaces out using a second die.  I’ve done that in this card, so you’ll get to see that.  I combined the set with some Real Red and White paper from the Sending Love DSP.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! So In Love with Detailed Thinlits

Happy Hawwwmp Day, y’all!!  We’re on the backside of the big freeze – supposed to be 70 on Friday!  I’ll take it – it was so nice to have liquid water in the horse buckets and troughs this morning!  We Deatherage’s don’t care for cold overmuch!

I spent some time today cutting Designer Paper to put my catalog shares together!  And – I had a helper!!

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I know it looks a lot like he’s sleeping, but…helping is in the eye of the beholder!  Not saying he was in the way, or anything….maybe just a paw here or there.

He did a bit of “helping” the previous night, too – I’ll show you that in just a second…

My card for today uses the new So Detailed Thinlits and the So In Love stamp set.  With a bit of Succulent Garden DSP.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Sitting Here in a Mediterranean Moment

Well, good morning!  I’m typing this on Friday evening, as we sit in eager (?) anticipation of the arrival of Winter Storm Helena to the south.  My entire office was closed today in Huntsville as were all of the schools.  Here in GA, they sent everyone home early.  No doubt to swing by the grocery store to get the obligatory 25 loaves of bread and 37 gallons of milk!

We refrained from a grocery run, but did have to go buy a few bags of feed for the Old Man.  So…we took Finn-Chewie with us.  I kind of didn’t want to, cuz the last time we went he resembled a bass at the end of the leash.  Completely whack.  So I almost took the easy way out and left him here.  But, as Wayne pointed out, he’ll never figure it out if we never take him.

Dang – I hate when he’s all logical and right like that!!

Well.  Apparently the work Finny and I have been doing in the mornings – on the leash, with training treats and the clicker – are paying off!!  He was very very good!  Perfect?  Oh, no – not even.  But…under control.  Looked like a dog not a fish!  Even did some stay-come-heel work.  It wasn’t easy for him – lots of people he was sure wanted to pet him….but.  He kept it together! I was very very proud.

He was a little surprised that I had so little faith…

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When I got home, I whipped up a little card to share, using the pretty new stamp set called Mediterranean Moments.  This one was created by Susan Nygaard – when she hit a Million Dollars in Sales!  When I hit a million – my stamp set’s going to have a Haflinger and an Aussie – and not cartoon ones, either!  Pretty ones – like in this set!

I used a nice little sentiment from the Sitting Here stamp set, and put it all together with some of the Falling in Love DSP.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Avant Garden Sneak Peek Friendship Card

Well, good morning – when you read this, I’m betting Igor and I will be on our way back to the airport.  We had a great visit with Mom and it was so nice to get the chance to see her and be with her for even just a couple of days! 🙂

Mom has a little Basset Hound – Clara – who loves men.  A lot.  So she thought Igor was the bee’s knees!  Sort of like Finn does.

I’m starting to get a complex.  Finn better be happier to see me than he is to see Igor or….I have to see what it would take to ship him to Russia!

Not really.  Igor can’t have him.  I love him – but he can’t have my Finn!  Finn will simply have to forget the powerful love he has – for no discernible reason! – for Igor!  And settle for his mother.

The one who buys him toys and treats and special puppy food.  And hugs him on her lap.  And pets him bare.  Yea – that one!

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My card for today uses one of the prettiest little stamp sets – it’s called Avant Garden and it’s going to be available as a FREE item in the Sale-A-Bration catalog starting on 4 Jan. Take a look-see:

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This is another card that uses the pretty color scheme from the My Favorite Things color challenge.

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I started with the pretty wood siding design from the Serene Scenery DSP stack, matting it on Smoky Slate for the card front.

My art piece began with a square of Whisper White card stock.  On it, I stamped the flowers from Avant Garden.  First I did two in Peekaboo Peach (re-inking between stamps) and I stamped a third image without re-inking.  I also made a couple of masks on sticky notes and covered my flowers with them.  Over the top, I stamped a flower in Island Indigo – the masks made this flower go to the back.  Using the stamen image – I added a center to the Island Indigo flower, also in Island Indigo.  The other flower centers are covered with the sentiment.

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I added stems and leaves in Mint Macaron.  Finally, using the splatter image in Avant Garden, I added some Smoky Slate texture around the flowers and stems.

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My sentiment panel is a piece of Mint Macaron, with the Avant Garden sentiment stamped in Island Indigo.  I matted it on Smoky Slate and then SNAILd it to the art panel.

A piece of Linen Thread is wrapped around the panel twice, secured in the back with scotch tape.  And I added a tiny bow with a dab of Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue.

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I used some Glue Dots to adhere several loops of Linen Thread on the card front, and then popped my art panel over top with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  As a final touch, I added a single Rhinestone Basic Jewel to the sentiment and the card front was done!

On the inside, I added a second Avant Garden sentiment in Island Indigo in the middle of a Whisper White panel.  I surrounded the sentiment with a Peekaboo Peach flower, some Mint Macaron leaves and – using my flower mask – more of the Smoky Slate splatters.

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

My Medium Whisper White Envelope got a reprise of the Avant Garden flower and leaves and splatters on the front…

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…and another piece of Serene Scenery DSP on the envelope flap!

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Et Voila!  I love this Avant Garden set – the flower images are very painterly and pretty!  Oh – and yea.  It’s going to be free!  My very favorite price of all!  Hope you like!

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


HOST CODE FOR 16 DEC – 31 DEC:  WJCHVSZW

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


Paper Pumpkin News!

For those of you who are already Paper Pumpkin subscribers (or if you’re ready to subscribe!) – here’s a fun little deal with the December Kit.  When our supplies allow, we offer a refill kit (without the stamp set and ink) and make it available the Monday after the 20th of the month. This month we’re changing it up a bit. We’re releasing the FULL kit instead of a refill kit! Get the December 2016 Another Great Year Kit in my Online Store – right here!  Please note that since we’re offering the full kit, we will not offer a refill for the December 2016 kit!


2017 Occasions Catalog Shares are Open!

 

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The new catalog goes live on 4 Jan 17 and buying shares (a little bit of all the new ribbons, trims and embellishments) is a great way to get a little taste of everything! If you were to buy one of every paper, trim and embellishment, you’d spend over $150! Click right here to check out the shares that are available and get your order in now!


Almost Gone…

year-end-closeout-graphicThe Year-End Closeouts will include holiday retiring products, clearance rack items, and current high-inventory catalog products. Head over to my online store to check out all of those great deals now! And shop early as many of the deals are only available while supplies last!


Gosh – can you even believe that 2017 is only three days away!?!  Yikes!  And the arrival of the 2017 Occasions Catalog and Sale-A-Bration is one week away!  I can’t wait for y’all to be able to start getting all the goodies you’ve been writing on your wish lists!!

Tomorrow is Happy Stampers Blog Hop day – so I’ll be back bright and early!

TTFN

Mary


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:       
The Avant Garden stamp set will be available for free in the 2017 Sale-A-Bration flyer on 4 Jan 17!


CARD CUTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:

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

Smoky Slate Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″  (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3 1/8″ Square (mat for art panel); 1″ wide strip (mat for sentiment – trimmed to fit on a diagonal)

Whisper White Card Stock: 3″ square (art panel); 7/8″ wide strip (sentiment – trimmed to fit on a diagonal); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

Serene Scenery DSP Stack: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); envelope flap

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


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Stampin’ Up! Let It Snow Place

Mornin’, y’all – it’s Monday again.  The last Monday before Christmas.  With any luck, I’ll be headed to the post office soon and then we can get to the next large to-do list:  get ready for company arriving on Wednesday!  Whew…good thing the holidays only come around once a year!

So – Finn is back in the news.  And the headline reads:  “Finn-Chewie Hits Puberty”!  In other words, he’s a teenager.

I know this because he’s doing all the things teenagers do – testing the limits, deliberately provoking his parents, avoiding hugs, etc.  I call him and he heads the other way – never out of sight, just not responding.  We’ll be playing with the bumper and I throw it and he races to it…and right by it to go sniff something else.  And then gives me “the paw” when I call him.  Five minutes later – coming instantly when called, trotting right by the golf cart, just sweet as can be!

Like any parent of a teenager – I love him.  But…sometimes he’s a little hard to like right now.

And then – like any teenager – right before a parent just breaks down and kills him dead….he does something adorable.

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The hanging out tongue does me in every time! 🙂  And you think he doesn’t know it?  Oh yes…he does! 🙂

This, too, shall pass and I’m betting we make it out the other side more mature and with lots of character.  Cuz…what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, yes??

My card for today is another Snow Place family portrait.  But this time that devious penguin didn’t make it into the picture!  Take a look-see:

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