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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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YouTube Live – After Lunch Bunch!

I’m planning to go live today on my YouTube channel with a new project!  Come on over and see what I’m up to today at 1:00 PM ET!  Look forward to seeing you then!


Ornate Garden Suite – Available Now!!

Get the whole Suite right here!


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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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.


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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!


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


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

 

Categories: 2020 January - June Mini Catalog, 2020 Occasions Mini Catalog, Any Occasion, Bon Voyage, Encouragement, Everyday, Friendship, Going Away card, Joining Special, Memories & More, Recruiting Special, Stamp-N-Storage Sale | Tags: , , , , , | 8 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Rise and Shine Let’s Hang Out – with Video Tutorial!

Good Friday morning, y’all!  Hope your week has been as good as can be expected as we all adjust to what appears to be our new normal. 🙁

It’s scary, I know.  But…we will get to the other side of this – of THAT I am certain.  We may not love all of the journey – but…let’s try to find the good.  Let’s all help each other as best we can.

And – let’s all try to stay home as much as we can, okay?  Take the time to do some crafting while we’re home!!

If you were able to join me for my YouTube Live Video yesterday –  I appreciate you spending some of your day with me!  If not, but you’d like to see the replay on YouTube…here ’tis!

For this one, I used the super cool – and BIG! – Rise & Shine stamp set (one of SU!’s cool Reversible sets) from the Sale-A-Bration Second Release.  This one is free thru the end of March with a $100 purchase (before shipping and tax).  Take a look-see:

The layout for this one is from this week’s Hand Stamped Sentiment sketch challenge.

And the color palette I chose is from the CAS Colours & Sketches Color Challenge.

I made a fun background for the card front with strips of So Saffron gingham paper from the Subtles 6″ x 6″ DSP.  Each strip is 1/2″ wide and I used Liquid Glue to adhere them on a diagonal on a piece of Balmy Blue.

I made the panel larger than I needed – and each strip was longer than necessary, too.  Once all the strips were adhered – I used my Paper Trimmer to trim all the excess and cut the panel down to size.

Then I matted the panel on a piece of Melon Mambo.

I matted a small rectangle of Balmy Blue gingham (also from the Subtles 6″ x 6″ DSP) on Melon Mambo.

I made some loops of Whisper White Solid Baker’s Twine using Liquid Glue – then I popped the Balmy Blue rectangle on with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

On a piece of Whisper White, I stamped the cup image from Rise & Shine – once in So Saffron and once (in the “reversed” orientation) in Balmy Blue.  I used Melon Mambo to stamp the sentiments and the sun burst.  Then I cut them with the matching cup dies from the Cup of Cheer set.

Now.  The Cup of Cheer Dies have sold out – and I’m not sure if they’ll be replaced or not.  So – if you already have them, you can just cut the cups.  If not – they’re a pretty easy fussy cut – just don’t cut the middles out of the handles!

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the cups to the card front.

The sentiment, from Rise & Shine, is stamped in Melon Mambo on a strip of Whisper White.  Then I snipped banner ends and adhered it to the card front.  I used a Stampin’ Dimensional on the left side of the banner and Liquid Glue on the right.

A small Melon Mambo gem from the Glitter Enamel Dots finished off the card front.

On the inside, I stamped some So Saffron flowers on a Whisper White panel.  In the middle are smaller Melon Mambo flowers.  I also added some Balmy Blue leaves.  And each flower got a Rhinestone Basic Jewel in the center.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Melon Mambo mat.

For the So Saffron card base, I used the large flower image and stamped it all over the front and inside with So Saffron ink.  Then I used Liquid Glue to adhere the inner liner on the inside, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more flowers on the front (this time I stamped the Melon Mambo flowers off once before stamping the envelope)….

…and more So Saffron DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Especially right now, when we’re Socially Isolating ourselves, this Rise & Shine sentiment reflects how we feel, don’t you think?  Send a card to a friend and let them know you’re thinking of them – and looking forward to spending time with them again real soon!  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

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 16 MAR – 31 MAR: VVMYUWBX

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.


Cup of Cheer Dies – Sold Out!

The Cup Of Cheer die set has sold out and is no longer available to purchase in the US.  The set will not be restocked but Stampin’ Up! will fulfill backorders for this item.  So sorry if you missed getting these, hopefully you all picked them up before they sold out!


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:

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

Balmy Blue Card Stock: 3 3/4″ x 5″ (card front)

Melon Mambo Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 1 7/8″ x 3 7/8″ (mat for Balmy Blue DSP panel)

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); 5/8″ x 3 3/8″ (sentiment); Rise & Shine cups

Subtles 6″ x 6″ DSP: 1/2″ wide strips (in So Saffron); 1 3/4″ x 3 3/4″ (Balmy Blue DSP panel); envelope flap (So Saffron)

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


This FFF is not about Finn.

It’s about his nemesis.

See him??

Just chillaxin’ on a tree branch.

Silly nemesis!

TTFN
M

 

Categories: 2020 January - June Mini Catalog, 2020 Occasions Mini Catalog, 2020 Sale-A-Bration Second Release, Any Occasion, Everyday, Friendship, Joining Special, Recruiting Special | Tags: , , , , | 6 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Thanks for the Laughs My Meadow 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 sketch 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!

Now – y’all know (I think?) that I love the angled-panel design element on a card.  So – I was tickled when I saw our challenge this week.  I combined some Lily Impressions DSP and the My Meadow and Thanks for the Laughs stamp sets to create my project for you today.  Take a look-see:

And here’s our sketch!

I started with a piece of Gray Granite card stock that I embossed in the Stone 3D Embossing Folder (which is bundled with the Power of Hope stamp set – and you can get it for FREE during Sale-A-Bration with a $100 purchase!).  I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to the front of my Gray Granite card base.

I used the largest Stitched So Sweetly rectangle die to cut some Gorgeous Grape paper from the Lily Impressions DSP, which I adhered with Liquid Glue at an angle onto the card front.

For the art panel – I cut the same size rectangle from Whisper White.  Then I built my little scene using the wonderful My Meadow stamp set – which is photopolymer, so super easy to get images right where you need them! 🙂

I used Balmy Blue to create a stream.  Then, with my Stamparatus, I stamped the bridge in Crumb Cake.  Using my Crushed Curry Stampin’ Write Marker – I colored part of the bridge image and stamped it again.

I added trees in Soft Suede and used the leaves image to stamp multiple times in Old Olive and Granny Apple Green.  I also added hillsides on either side of the bridge in Granny Apple Green.

Some Granny Apple Green grass with Gorgeous Grape flowers run across the bottom of the panel.  The clouds – another image from the set – are stamped in stamped-off-once Balmy Blue.

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

I used some SNAIL to adhere a length of Granny Apple Green 1/2″ Textured Weave Ribbon.

For the Thanks for the Laughs sentiment, I used Gorgeous Grape ink to stamp it on Whisper White.  A Granny Apple Green and Gorgeous Grape flower adds a little oomph.

I cut the sentiment with a Stitched Rectangle Die and popped it on with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  A green Noble Peacock Rhinestone finished the sentiment and the card front was done!

On the inside, I added a second Thanks for the Laughs sentiment in Gorgeous Grape.  Some more trees in Soft Suede, Granny Apple Green and Old Olive in the corner, plus some flowers brought it all home.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere another angled piece of Lily Impressions DSP to the inside of my card front, then added the sentiment panel over that – and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more trees on the front….

…and more of the Gorgeous Grape Lily Impressions DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  My Meadow is one of the fun scene-builder stamp sets that Stampin’ Up! offers!

Since it’s an image-only set,  the sky’s the limit on what sentiments you add to make your card perfect for its intended use!  And – speaking of sentiments – the Thanks for the Laughs set is so much fun – with witty sentiments and serious sentiments.  Perfect!

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

Sue Prather

Karen Finkle

Akiko Sudano

Karen Ksenzakovic

Have fun on the Hop!!

TTFN

M

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 16 FEB – 29 FEB: 3NHJPR2S

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.


YouTube Live – After Lunch Bunch!

I’m going to try to go live on my YouTube channel with a new project!  Come on over and see what I’m up to today at 1:00 PM ET!  Look forward to seeing you then!


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

Product List

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Gray Granite Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, scored and folded at 4 1/4″); 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ (embossed front panel)

Whisper White Card Stock:  2 7/8″ x 4″ Stitched So Sweetly rectangle (front art panel); 7/8″ x 2 7/8″ Stitched Rectangle Die (sentiment); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

Lily Impressions DSP: 2 7/8″ x 4″ Stitched So Sweetly rectangle (mat for front panel);  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (mat for inner liner); 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
M

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Stampin’ Up! Hugs, Prayers and Love from Positive Thoughts!

Happy National Tortilla Chip Day!

Yep – that’s a real thing!

So…you’re duty bound to go your nearest Mexican food restaurant and eat chips and salsa.  Do it for your country! 😉

With that out of the way, and my public service complete for the day, let’s get on with a card, shall we?  I made a little collage for you (shocking, I know!) using the Positive Thoughts stamp set – and the coordinating Nature’s Thoughts Dies (part of the 2020 Coordination Product Release!).  Take a look-see:

The layout was inspired by this week’s CAS(E) This Sketch challenge.

On a piece of Crumb Cake card stock, using my Stamparatus, I stamped the Positive Thoughts sentiment in Mossy Meadow ink.  Then I cut it using the die from Stitched So Sweetly.

I placed a card-front sized piece of Crumb Cake into the Stamparatus and laid the sentiment label in place in the corner.  Then, I stamped the flower from Positive Thoughts in Terracotta Tile.  Then I picked up the label and inked and stamped the image a second time.  I laid the label back down, moved the stamp on the Stamparatus panel – and repeated the process a second time.

I did the same process all over again a couple more times – this time with the leaf image in Mossy Meadow.  I stamped that image twice in each spot without re-inking to help create some more depth.

Then I matted the panel on Terracotta Tile card stock.

I picked up the sentiment label and stamped the feather image in Terracotta Tile a few times without re-inking.

With the dies from the coordinating Nature’s Thoughts die set, I cut some Mossy Meadow and Vellum cardstock leaves.  Using Terracotta Tile cardstock, I spritzed a piece with some water with my Stampin’ Spritzer, then I cut two feathers.  I lightly sponged the edges of the feathers with Terracotta Tile using a Sponge Dauber and curled them slightly.

I laid out all the pieces and parts – including a Linen Thread double-loop bow – and took a picture.

I adhered all the elements – leaves and feathers – with Liquid Glue.  Then I popped the sentiment onto with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I adhered the bow with a Glue Dot….

…added a tiny Terracotta Tile butterfly (yes, cut with a die from the Nature’s Promise die set) and a few Terracotta Tile 2019-2021 In Color Faceted Dots.

And…the card front was done!

On the inside, I used the Stamparatus to add a second sentiment from Positive Thoughts in Mossy Meadow to a Crumb Cake panel.  Over that, I added the flower in stamped-off-once Terracotta Tile ink.

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

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got a few flowers on the front – in Terracotta Tile that I stamped three times without re-inking.

…and I added the leaf image in Mossy Meadow on the back of the envelope.

Et Voila!  Positive Thoughts is one of my very favorite stamp sets in the 2020 Jan – Jun Mini Catalog and I am SO happy to have the matching Nature’s Thoughts Dies!!

…especially that tiny butterfly!  So stinkin’ sweet!!  I hope you like – and will grab these two goodies up quick like the Cadbury Easter bunny! 🙂

TTFN

M

 

 

 

P.S.  Don’t lose sight of ALL the great 2020 Coordination Products, okay?  Check them all out!


HOST CODE FOR 16 FEB – 29 FEB: 3NHJPR2S

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.


SAB Kerchief Kit Has Sold Out

Stampin’ Up! let us know that we’ve sold out of the Kerchief Card Kit (item 152319). As a reminder, supplies are limited for products from the Sale-A-Bration brochure and may run out before the end of the promotion. We’re sorry for any inconvenience this may cause, and we thank you for your understanding.


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.


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:

Mossy Meadow Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); Nature’s Promise die cut leaves

Terracotta Tile Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and inner liner);  Nature’s Promise die cut feathers and butterfly

Crumb Cake Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); Stitched So Sweetly die cut label (sentiment)

Vellum Card Stock:  Nature’s Promise die cut leaves

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


This was our day here in GA.

See how wet they are? 🙁

Had to play THIS game way too many times.

Kind of dreary.  Bleh.

TTFN
M

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Stampin’ Up! Aloha in the Timeless Tropics

Good morning, y’all!  Do you realize that we’re like…exactly half-way thru Sale-A-Bration??  Which means – there’s still time for you to take advantage of the AWESOME joining special we’ve got going on!  And I would sure love to have you join the team – ask me how!!

My card today is from one of my very favorite suites in the 2020 Jan – Jun Mini Catalog – the Tropical Oasis Suite!!  It’s a card that would work great for a retirement – a bon voyage – or just someone who needs to be reminded to chill out and relax every once in a while!  Take a look-see:

The layout for this one comes from this week’s As You See It challenge.

I started with the woven-design paper from the Tropical Oasis DSP and embossed it in the Coastal Weave 3D Embossing Folder.  Then I matted it on Mango Melody for the card front.

On a piece of Whisper White, I stamped the large flower from Timeless Tropical in Saddle Brown Stazon Ink.  I colored both of them with my Light Mango Melody Stampin’ Blend, adding some additional color with the Light Calypso Coral Blend.  Then I cut them with the matching die in the In the Tropics die set.

I used an Old Olive design from the DSP and cut out a pineapple top and several smaller leaves.  I did the same from a piece of Mossy Meadow card stock (I spritzed the card stock lightly with water, first).

I also cut a strip of another design in the Tropical Oasis DSP and bannerized both ends with Paper Snips.

Finally, I cut three of the Aloha sentiment dies from In the Tropics in Mango Melody and stacked them up with Liquid Glue.

Then – time to collage-i-fy!

I laid everything out – including a short length of 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon…

…and when I liked it – I started building!

I adhered the first stamped flower with Liquid Glue – then added pineapple tops and leaves, all with Liquid Glue.

Then I added the bannerized DSP strip.

I popped the second stamped flower on with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

With a little strip of SNAIL, I adhered the Burlap Ribbon.  Then I used Liquid Glue to adhere the stacked sentiment.

I cut several little In the Tropics flowers from Daffodil Delight and Terracotta Tile and adhered them together and then to the card front with Liquid Glue.

I tied a simple bow with a double length of Grapefruit Grove twine from the Nature’s Twine pack and adhered it with a Glue Dot.  Then I added some Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels to the little flower centers and the card front was done!

On the inside, I used my Stamparatus to stamp the sentiment and trees from Timeless Tropical.  I inked the sentiment in Mango Melody and stamped it on a Whisper White panel.  Then I used a Sponge Dauber to lightly add Terracotta Tile ink to just the tops of the letters and stamped it again.  I did that until I was happy – with a sort of “sunset” look to the sentiment.  For the trees – I did Marker-to-Rubber to color the stamps, with Pear Pizzazz and Old Olive Stampin’ Write Markers on the tree-tops and Crumb Cake and Soft Suede Markers for the trunks.  Another Champagne Rhinestone found its way onto the panel, too!

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Mango Melody 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 more Timeless Tropical trees on the front…

…and some Tropical Oasis DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Boy – I do LOVE this Timeless Tropical bundle with the beautiful In the Tropics Dies – look how great they are for making lush, tropical collages!!  Don’t miss out on making leaves from the Tropical Oasis DSP, either!!  Such fun.  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

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 16 FEB – 29 FEB: 3NHJPR2S

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.


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 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.


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:

Terracotta Tile Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, scored and folded at 4 1/4″); In the Tropics die cut flowers

Mango Melody Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and inner liner); In the Tropics die cut sentiment (x3)

Whisper White Card Stock:  In the Tropics die cut stamped flowers; 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

Mossy Meadow Card Stock: In the Tropics die cut flowers

Daffodil Delight Card Stock: In the Tropics die cut flowers

Tropical Oasis DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); 3/4″ x 3 1/2″ (banner strip on front); In the Tropics die cut leaves; 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


So – the other night Wayne and I went over to our friend’s for dinner.  Finn stayed home sleeping.

While we were there, I gathered a little….evidence.

This is Jax.

Please note the intense and highly focused stare.

Do you recognize the dude with the Fritos?  Perhaps the hat is a clue??

Does this picture remind you of….any OTHER picture you’ve ever seen?

I believe we’ve identified the common denominator…. 😉

TTFN
M

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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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Stampin’ Up! Grace’s Garden Gateway Sneak Peek

Good morning!  Do you realize this is the last Sunday in 2019?  Wowza – the year seems to have flown by!  As we head into 2020….are you a Resolutions person?  Or…do you just see what comes and roll with it?  I’m not really one to make resolutions – I USED to say I was going to go on a diet.  Or exercise more.  Or… Or… Or…  But, it always left me failing to meet my own standard, so…I gave that up!  I suppose you could say I resolved to NOT make resolutions – and finally found one I could keep! LOL

If you were able to join me last night for my LAST FACEBOOK LIVE OF 2019….I appreciate you spending part of the weekend with me!  If not, but you’d like to see the replay on YouTube – here ’tis!

The card I made is sort of a CASE from the new 2020 Jan-Jun Mini Catalog – they have a really pretty example using the Grace’s Garden stamp set and bundled Garden Gateway Dies, and I thought you might like to see how to make it for yourself.  Take a look-see:

I decided I’d play along with the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge for the end of the year.

I started with a piece of Sahara Sand card stock.  In the middle-ish, I used the outline die from the Garden Gateway Dies to cut out the gate-shaped opening.  Then I laid the panel on top of my Highland Heather mat to line up the opening – and cut the same shape – in the same place.

Finally, I lined the whole thing up on the front of my Whisper White card base, and cut the shape a third time.  Thus…a window was created! 😉

I embossed the Sahara Sand panel in my Brick & Mortar 3D Embossing Folder, then dragged my Craft Whisper White ink pad across it to vintage-ize it a bit.  Then I adhered it to the Highland Heather mat with Liquid Glue.

I cut the Garden Gate from a piece of Thick Whisper White card stock and adhered it to the card front using Liquid Glue – only on the archway – not across the bottom of the gate.  I left the gates connected for now.

On another piece of Whisper White, I stamped several of the flower images from Grace’s Garden in Basic Gray ink.  Then I used an older Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush to color the flowers.  I gently squeezed the ink pads to put ink on the inside of the lid – then picked up the color with the brush.  I used Granny Apple Green for all the leaves.  The flowers are in Highland Heather, Melon Mambo and Rococo Rose.

Then I stamped a little bird in Blueberry Bushel and used the Glitter Brush to “pull” ink and color him.

I cut out all the flowers and the bird with the dies in Garden Gateway.  And I also cut two leaves in Granny Apple Green.

I layered the leaves and flowers onto the sides of the gate with Liquid Glue.  The “top” flowers are popped on with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  You can see I snuggled the bird in, too, with a little Liquid Glue.

At this point, I carefully snipped the gates “open” with my Paper Snips.  I stamped the “Hello” sentiment from Grace’s Garden in Highland Heather on Whisper White, cut it out with a Stitched So Sweetly die (coming on 3 Jan!) and adhered it to just one side of the gate.  And the scene was complete!

On the inside, I added a second sentiment – in Basic Gray.  Then I sponged around with Highland Heather.  I added more flowers in Basic Gray, a couple of picket fence images in Sahara Sand and a little birdie in Blueberry Bushel.  I even adhered another die cut flower over the fence image.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Highland Heather mat and into the Thick Whisper White card base and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more Sahara Sand fence and a die cut flower on the front…

…and the smallest Grace’s Garden flower image on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I love the Grace’s Garden Bundle so much, y’all – it let’s me create the kind of English cottage garden I can only DREAM of doing “for real”!  So much easier with paper and ink!!  I hope you like – and have it on your “must-have” list!

Not for nuthin’ – you COULD get this set  – and whole lot of other awesome-ness – at a great savings, as part of my Special Bundle #8 – The Say It In Ink Bundle!!  Check it out!

TTFN
M

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 16 DEC – 31 DEC: 4W4NPYET

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.


Stamp-N-Storage After Christmas Sale!

10% OFF PLUS FREE SHIPPING ON ORDERS OVER $100 IN DOMESTIC U.S.

Is organizing your craft space on your New Year’s Resolution list? Get an early start and treat yourself to storage solutions that keep your product visible and easy to access! Shop the Stamp-n-Storage After Christmas Sale and save 10% OFF storewide, plus FREE SHIPPING on all orders over $100 in the Domestic U.S.

Discounts are automatically applied during the checkout process. Sale ends 11:59pm CST, January 2, 2020.

Head over to the Online Store to get started!

PLEASE NOTE:  I do receive a small affiliate fee when you use my Stamp-n-Storage shopping links.  But – you’ve seen plenty of pictures of my stamping space – both at home and when I’ve traveled! – and you KNOW that I am a HUGE fan and love their quality products!!  I recommend them to everyone!


Stamps-N-Lingers 2020 Jan – Jun Mini Catalog Special Bundles Available

As you’ve come to expect, I’ve gathered up some goodies from the new Suites (and beyond!) in the 2020 January – June Mini Catalog that coordinate perfectly with each other and will get you well on the way to making great cards and projects!

I spent some time curating these NINE bundles for you to choose from.  Like your own Personal Shopper.  When you order them, you’ll save around 10-15% off ordering everything yourself!  And every Special Bundle includes a FREE GIFT! 🙂

And – since it’s Sale-A-Bration EVERY bundle will get a couple of Sale-A-Bration Rewards.  The more bundles you order – the more rewards you’ll earn.  Heck – choose a couple three and get the retail cost over $300 (not YOUR cost – the RETAIL cost!) and you’ll receive the totes-adorbs Little Ladybug FREE!

Winner Winner!

Check all the bundles out right here on my Special Bundles Page – then use the handy form at the end to get your order placed!

NOTE:  At the bottom of the form is a spot for you to put your choices for your Sale-A-Bration freebies.  Please prioritize your favorites from first thru sixth choice (and select “Unspecified Choice” for the remainder, okay?)  I’ll order them when I place your order – and will get as many of them for you as I can!  Winner-Winner- better than a chicken DINNER!!  If you’ve got questions on how to fill out the form – give me a holler!

But – the is a LIMITED TIME OFFER – so….don’t wait too long!


2020 Jan – Jun Mini Catalog Shares Open For a Couple More Days!

A catalog share lets you try a little bit of each of the beautiful new Designer Series Papers, specialty papers and envelopes, plus fun embellishments without having to buy full packs of everything.  Once you’ve sampled it all – you’ll know what goodies you want MORE of!

Once again, I’m offering a Designer Series Paper share and an Embellishment share with all sorts of fun new goodies!  Head on over to my Catalog Shares Page for all the details and to get signed up. Shares are open to anyone – including demonstrators – but spots are limited so….don’t wait too long!

I’ll be closing the ordering for Shares on 2 Jan 20 at 8pm Eastern, so…if you want a share, get your order in soon!


Going On Now!

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Running thru 2 Jan 20 (but only while supplies last), you can save big on a selection of retiring and surplus items including holiday catalog items, stamp sets, and Paper Pumpkin past kits. You’ll want to shop early to avoid missing out!


Clearance Rack

Stampin’ Up! has updated the Clearance Rack with lots of new goodies!  Whoo-hoo!!!  Head over there right quick like a bunny to get your hands on some great deals.  But hurry!!  Clearance Rack deals are only while supplies last!

There are lots of new dies, punches, designer papers and embellishments!

Click here to head over to my online store to shop those great deals now!!

Happy Shopping!


THIRTY ONE GIFTS

New Products Added to Outlet Sale!

We’ve added even MORE great styles and sale prices – for a truly PERFECT After-Christmas Sale!  All the fun – none of the hassle – why don’t you get yourself that gift you’ve been wanting??

Click the picture below to open up a PDF with ALL the goodies – including those added today.  Pull out your shopping lists and get busy – because some of these goodies WILL sell out fast!!

And, remember!  With every $100 you spend thru 30 Dec, you’ll earn a $10 credit you can use 31 Dec – 31 Jan!

December Thirty One Specials!

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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″); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); Stitched So Sweetly Label Die Cut (sentiment); Die Cut Garden Gate flowers

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

Thick Whisper White Card Stock: Garden Gate die cut gate

Sahara Sand Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front)


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Finn Fan Fix


Wait!  What?!?

There were….TWO bones in that roast beast!?!

I luuuuvvvvs Christmas!!

TTFN

M

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Stampin’ Up! Young at Heart Thanks for the Laughs Sneak Peek

Happy Friday-after-Christmas!  Did you go out yesterday to hit the After-Christmas Sales?  Wayne and a friend left early and spent the day on the lake fishing – yes, it’s that kind of weather here right now!  Me and Finn?  We stayed home and watched the news with all the reports of the After-Christmas traffic and thanked our lucky stars that we weren’t out in it!

While I was doing all that, I made a card (I know – crazy!).  It uses a new set called Thanks For The Laughs (coming in the 2020 Jan-Jun Mini Catalog and, incidentally, part of my Special Bundle #8: The Say It In Ink Bundle) and a new-to-me set from the Annual Catalog called Young At Heart.  Take a look-see:

How great is that sentiment??

The interesting layout is from this week’s CAS(E) This Sketch challenge.

I started with a piece of Whisper White card stock and two strips of Best Dressed 6″ x 6″ DSP (also from the 2020 Jan-Jun Mini Catalog and available on 3 Jan).  I laid the strips out to get the layout in place – then used my Stamparatus to stamp the cute image from Young At Heart in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.

I colored the ladies with my Purple Posy and Pretty Peacock Stampin’ Blends Combos, plus my Light So Saffron and Light Crumb Cake Blends.  The blondes headband is Pretty Peacock and I used a Stampin’ Write Marker for that.

Then I adhered the DSP strips in place – and used my shiny new Paper Trimmer to cut the excess from the sides and top.  I matted the panel on Purple Posy using Liquid Glue.

I pulled out some Whisper White 1/4″ Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon – from the new catalog – and colored it with my Dark Pretty Peacock Stampin’ Blend.  I wrapped a length of it around the panel – securing it in the back with Glue Dots.

For the sentiment, I inked the top half of the Thanks for the Laughs sentiment in Pretty Peacock and stamped it on a piece of Pool Party card stock.  Then I cleaned the stamp and inked the bottom half of the sentiment and stamped it.  I cut both sentiments with a Stitched So Sweetly Die (available on 3 Jan) and popped them onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I wrapped some Silver Metallic Thread around the ribbon next to the sentiment and tied a snug knot.  Then I adhered a bow from the colored ribbon with a Glue Dot over the thread.  That helps to make it look more like I tied the bow the “right” way!

I added a few Gorgeous Grape gems from the Noble Peacock Rhinestones and the card front was done.

On the inside, I matted a piece of the Best Dressed 6″ x 6″ DSP on Purple Posy and then adhered it to a Whisper Whtie panel and trimmed the excess.  On a diagonal, I added a second sentiment from the Thanks For the Laughs set in Pretty Peacock, then added a Noble Peacock Rhinestone.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Purple Posy mat and into my Pretty Peacock card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got the two ladies on the front…

…and more of the Best Dressed 6″ x 6″ DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  It’s like they were made for each other, isn’t it?  Thanks For the Laughs – with its super-fun sentiments – and the crazy women from Young At Heart go together like Caramel and Sea Salt!  I hope you like!

TTFN
M

 

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Stampin’ Up! Versailles Gathered Leaves and Boughs

Good morning!  By the time you read this – Finn, Wayne and I’ll be headed to NC to winterize our RV trailer – it’s Wayne’s “home away from home” when he goes to work on the rental house.  Since Father Winter is looming down and the freeze warnings are flying around – seemed like a good time to be sure it was ready to get thru winter without frozen….anything! 🙂

If you were able to join me last night for my Facebook Live, I appreciate you spending part of your weekend with me!  If not, but you’d like to see some of the techniques we played with – and the card we put together….here’s the replay!

I used die cuts from the Gathered Leaves AND Beautiful Boughs sets and a fun “napkin” coloring technique.  The “watercolored” die cuts were paired up with the Very Versailles stamp set (from the Annual Catalog) and a little Come to Gather DSP.  Take a look-see:

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