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Stampin’ Up! Ever Eden’s Garden Sneak Peek Macrame Hello!

Happy Monday (please excuse the oxymoron!).  Hope that the week ahead looks good!  We’ve got nice – if a little warm! – weather ahead so that’s good!  We’ve been able to open the windows at night – which is lovely.  And the leaves are starting to change – the dogwood next to the garage is in full Fall regalia!

My card today is another little sneaky peek at the new Eden’s Garden bundle and Ever Eden Specialty DSP – which will be available to you SOON (like….2 Nov 21!).  I’ve also used one of my favorite things – the Macrame 3D Embossing Folder.  Take a look-see:

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Categories: Clean-and-Simple, Everyday, Jan - Jun 2022 Mini Catalog, Sneak peek | Tags: , , , , , | 12 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Beauty of Tomorrow Likeable Person for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good morning, y’all!  It’s Thursday – which means it’s time for another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!!  We’ve got a sketch challenge to work with 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!

I don’t know about y’all – well, I do, but….that’s such a great way to start, right?!? 😂 – but I LOVE the Beauty of Tomorrow Suite in the Jul – Dec 2021 Mini Catalog!  So…I saw a color challenge that was perfect for the Blackberry Beauty Specialty DSP and decided to start from there and use more goodies from the suite – like the Beauty of Tomorrow stamp set, Blackberry Beauty Ephemera Pack and the Gold 1/4″ Shimmer Ribbon.  Take a look-see:

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Categories: Any Occasion, Everyday, For A Friend, Friendship, Joining Special, Jul - Dec 2021 Mini Catalog, Ordering Bonus, Ordering Special!, Recruiting Special | Tags: , , , , | 18 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Gorgeous Detailed Leaves Reflected in Nature Masculine Card

Well – good morning, y’all!  Did you have a good weekend?  Mine was busy – and fun!  After Backstage on Friday and Saturday, we had our great Check Out The Krew FB event and it was great!  If you were able to join us – I hope you enjoyed it as much as we did!  If you couldn’t watch – there’s a lot of good info still on the page – and…maybe even some prize patrols still open! 😉  And – I hope you are – or will be! –  thinking about taking advantage of the great opportunity to join Stampin’ Up! with our team!  We’d love to have you in our Stampin’ Up! family!

The card I made for you today is probably going to make you say….Mary, is that YOUR card?!  😳 It even surprised me!  I used the pretty Blackberry Beauty Specialty DSP to make a….clean-and-simple, masculine!…card!  Gorgeous Leaves and its bundled Intricate Leaves die set paired with a simple sentiment from the Reflected in Nature stamp set.  Take a look-see:

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Categories: Any Occasion, Clean-and-Simple, Easy, Everyday, Jul - Dec 2021 Mini Catalog, masculine, Ordering Bonus, Quick, Recruiting Special | Tags: , , , , , , | 16 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Reflected in Nature Sneak Peek with Video Tutorial

Happy Sunday, y’all!  Hope you’ve been having a good weekend – we’re swinging between downpouring rain and sauna.  It’s awesome! 😉  Thank goodness for Air Conditioning!!

If you were able to join me for my air-conditioned Facebook live video last night, I appreciate you spending part of your weekend with me!  If not, but you’d like to see the replay, here ’tis on YouTube!

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Categories: Catalog Sneak Peek, DSP Sale 2021, Encouragement, Everyday, For A Friend, Jul - Dec 2021 Mini Catalog, Jul - Dec 2021 Mini Catalog Shares, Life Event, New Catalog Shares, Retired Products Sale, Sneak peek, Thinking Of You, Video Tutorial | Tags: , , , , , | 18 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Hand-Penned Memories No-Stamp Cards!

Happy Tuesday, y’all!  Hope your week is going well!

I’ve got a no-inky-fingers card – well, actually TWO cards! – for you today!  Yep – I used the Hand-Penned Memories & More Card Pack and some Hand-Penned DSP to create two quick and easy cards for you – neither of which needs ANY ink!  Take a look-see:

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Categories: 2020-2021 Annual Catalog, Any Occasion, Encouragement, Everyday, Feminine, For A Friend, Friendship, Host Club, Jan - Jun 2021 Mini Catalog retiring products, Memories & More, Online Host Club, Retiring Products | Tags: , , , , | 10 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Art in Bloom Dear Friend with Video Tutorial

Happy Sunday, y’all!  Hope the weekend is going well!  We ran errands yesterday and I’ve got our monthly Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Team Meeting today – so, that cool!  We’ve got a couple of fun projects using the Color & Contour bundle – one of my faves! – to do “together” (it’s a Zoom meeting since we’re scattered all over – yeah for the internet!!).  We always have fun at our meetings!

So – if you were able to join me last night for my Facebook live, I sure appreciate you spending part of your weekend with me!  If not, but you’d like to watch the replay to see how to make this pretty floral card, here ’tis!

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Categories: 2021-2022 Annual Catalog, Everyday, For A Friend, For You, Friendship, Host Club, Online Host Club, Ordering Special!, Retiring Products, Video Tutorial | Tags: , , , , , , | 10 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Snailed It Fun Fold Card with Video Tutorial

Good morning! And happy Sunday!  As expected we spent yesterday getting a final – HUGE – load of mulch and then we got the rest of the soil into the new beds.  I also – not so expectedly – kicked my own buttinski doing it.  Turns out that treadmill-fit is not the same as rake-heavy-dirt fit.  Who knew?? 😉

If you were able to spend some of your weekend with me on my Facebook Live video last night, I appreciate it!  If not, here’s the replay on YouTube! (Note:  my internet froze a few minutes into the video – but it recovered, so…stick with it!).

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Categories: 2021 Jan - Jun Mini Catalog, Congratulations, Everyday, Fun Fold card, New Catalog Bundles, Video Tutorial | Tags: , , , , | 8 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Buffalo Check Pretty Perennials with Video Tutorial

Good morning and happy Friday!  Again!  My, how the weeks do fly by!  We’ve noticed that the days are getting longer – it was still light when we got in after feeding the horses last night – at about 6:45pm…  Whooo-hooo!!  Early sunrise and late sunset – my time of year!!

If you were able to join me for my YouTube live yesterday, I appreciate you spending part of your day with me.  If not, here’s the replay!

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Categories: 2021 Jan - Jun Mini Catalog, Any Occasion, Everyday, Feminine, For A Friend, Get Well Soon, Happy Birthday, New Catalog Bundles, Special Bundles, Video Tutorial | Tags: , , , , | 24 Comments

Stampin’ Up Snailed It Happy Mail

Happy President’s Day, y’all!  Hope you’ve got the day off and have something enjoyable planned!  Like – maybe you’ll decide to make a card to send to a friend.  Well – tomorrow.  No mail today! 🙂

You might want to send a little happy mail and the card I’ve got for you today would be a great one to make!  It uses the sweet Snailed It bundle with the Snail Dies and the Snail Mail DSP!  Take a look-see:

The layout for this one was inspired by the Freshly Made Sketches challenge this week.

And the envelopes elements are from this week’s CASology Cue Card.

I started with a Real Red panel that I embossed in the Dainty Diamonds 3D Embossing Folder and then adhered to the front of my Real Red card base with Liquid Glue.

Next, I matted to pieces of Snail Mail DSP to Bermuda Bay panels and adhered them at jaunty angles with Liquid Glue.

Using the envelope die in the Snail Dies set, I cut two Basic White and one Bermuda Bay pieces.   I folded up the white envelopes, “sealing” them with a Glue Dot.  With the Bermuda Bay piece, I left the top flap up.

On a piece of Basic White, I stamped the Snailed It sentiment in Bermuda Bay and cut it with the little stitched rectangle in the Snail Dies.

I slid the little “note” into the Bermuda Bay envelope and stuck it in place with a little Liquid Glue.  Then I adhered the two white envelopes to the card front with Liquid Glue.

I used the little heart dies in the Snail Dies to cut Real Red hearts – and adhered one to each of the envelopes with Liquid Glue.

I used some Stampin’ Dimensionals to stick the Bermuda Bay envelope over top of the white ones.

I added a few red Resin Hearts to the card front and it was done

On the inside, I added a word bubble from Snailed It in Bermuda Bay to a Basic White panel.  I adhered a Real Red die cut heart to the inside.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Bermuda Bay mat and into my Real Red card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Basic White Medium Envelope got another image from Snailed It on the front.  I used my Stamparatus and inked the image with my Bermuda Bay and Real Red Stampin’ Write Markers.

…and a little more of the Snail Mail DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I love the Snailed It stamp set and the fun little envelope die in the bundled Snail Dies is way too cute!!  It all comes together with the Snail Mail DSP to create all manner of adorable cards!

I hope you like!

If you’d like to recreate this card, all the products and card cuts are listed below!

TTFN
M

 

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Categories: 2021 Jan - Jun Mini Catalog, Any Occasion, Everyday, For A Friend, Friendship, Just Hello! | Tags: , , , , , | 14 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Tranquil Thoughts for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good morning, y’all!  It’s Thursday – which means it’s time for another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!!  We’ve got a color challenge to work with today 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!

I thought that the colors we had to choose from – we got five and were to pick at least 3! – would be a perfect opportunity to show off the pretty Tranquil Thoughts bundle.  So..that’s what I did!  Take a look-see:

And – here’s our challenge badge – you can see I picked Seaside Spray, Misty Moonlight and Highland Heather.

And I borrowed some inspiration for the layout from the sketch challenge from CAS Colours & Sketches.

I started with a piece of Seaside Spray paper from the 2019-2021 In Color 6″ x 6″ DSP that I matted on Highland Heather cardstock for the card front.

Next, I cut a smaller Basic White panel.  Using my Blending Brushes, I first blended Seaside Spray ink around the edges – letting it come in to the center, but leaving it mostly open.  Then I followed up with some Highland Heather blending.

In the middle of the panel, I stamped a Tranquil Thoughts sentiment in Highland Heather.  Then I adhered the panel to the card front with Liquid Glue.

Using the big die in the Tranquil Die set, I cut two of the cuts in Misty Moonlight.  I stacked them together with Liquid Glue – then popped them over the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Tip:  don’t be shy with the dimensionals – use them generously, and cut some little pieces to support the smaller leaves. 😉

I looped some Misty Moonlight/Silver twine (from the Flowers For Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack) into a loose figure-8 and adhered it to the card front with Glue Dots.

I had a blue butterfly (squint yer eyes, I’m pretty sure it’s Misty Moonlight.  And…some other color pretty darned close!!) in my bowl of dies cuts.  This is cut from some of the Butterfly Bijou 6″ x 6″ DSP cut with the big die in the Brilliant Wings Dies.  These are both coming on 2 March!  He was just calling me – so…on he went with a little Liquid Glue.

I used my Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush on the wings of the butterfly – and around the edges of the big die cut – like a shadow on the card front.  Finally, I added some Opal Rounds and the card front was done!

On the inside, I used several of the leaves images in Tranquil Thoughts in Misty Moonlight and Seaside Spray around the edges of a Basic White panel.  Then I brushed Seaside Spray and Highland Heather around the panel with Blending Brushes.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Highland Heather mat and into my Misty Moonlight card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

My Basic White Medium Envelope got more of the Tranquil Thoughts leaves on the front…

…and more of the Seaside Spray 2019-2021 In Color 6″ x 6″ DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I know – you probably figured I’d use Rococo Rose and Old Olive with this set.  But…I really like how it looks in these colors, don’t you?  Tranquil Thoughts has some really pretty sentiments – love the fonts and the words! – and the die cuts in the bundled Tranquil Dies are wunnermus!  The possibilities are endless with this bundle!!

I hope you like!

If you’d like to recreate this card, all the products and card cuts are listed below!

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

Akiko Sudano

Karen Ksenzakovic

Have fun on the Hop!!

TTFN

M

 

 

 


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I’m planning to go live today on my YouTube channel with a new project.  We’ll start at our normal time of 1pm Eastern.  Come on over and see what I’m up to today!  Look forward to seeing you then!


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Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Misty Moonlight Cardstock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); Tranquil die cut on front – x2

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

Basic White Cardstock:  3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″ (panel on front); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

2019-2021 In Color 6″ x 6″ DSP:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front);  envelope flap


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TTFN
M

Categories: 2021 Jan - Jun Mini Catalog, Any Occasion, Butterfly Bouquet, Encouragement, Everyday, Feminine, For A Friend, Friendship | Tags: , , , | 12 Comments

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