Fall

Stampin’ Up! Beauty & Joy Thankful Card

Good morning, y’all! Yes – it’s Hawwmp Day.

But – more importantly – it’s September 11.

Please take some time today to REMEMBER.  We must never ever forget, my friends.  Take a few minutes of silence – particularly at the times the aircraft hit the buildings – 8:46….9:03….9:37…and 10:03.  Think back to where you were – think of the days afterward and the eerie silence of the skies.  Of watching the television in horror and…disbelief.  Of feeling insecure within the borders of our country.

Never.  Forget.

Okay – now.  On to less weighty subjects…

So – my card today is a fun one that uses the baby wipe technique!  I used it to create a Fall-themed Thank You card – or a Thanksgiving card – with the Beauty & Joy stamp set and some Brightly Gleaming Specialty DSP.  Take a look-see:

The layout for this one – and the colors and theme! – are from this week’s FUSION challenge.  I used both sides!

I started with a piece of Crumb Cake card stock that I embossed in the new Stylish Scroll Embossing Folder.  I cut it down to size and used a sponge to brush Celestial Copper Delicata Ink over the raised areas.  Then I matted it on Mossy Meadow for the card front!

The center DSP panel is a piece of Mossy Meadow and Copper foil paper from the Brightly Gleaming Specialty DSP, matted on Mossy Meadow and adhered to the card front with Liquid Glue.

I pulled out a Baby Wipe and laid it out on my Silicone Craft Sheet.  Then I used Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry and Mango Melody Re-Inkers to drop color onto the wipe – which I then used as an “ink pad”. 🙂

I inked the leaves image from Beauty & Joy with the Baby Wipe “pad” and stamped it on a piece of Very Vanilla card stock.  I added the “trunk” image in Soft Suede and the pot in Crumb Cake.  Then I cut it with a Stitched Label die.

I popped the art onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I stamped some more leaves on another piece of Very Vanilla and fussy cut a few of them – then I adhered them in a little “pile” at the base of the pot with a little Liquid Glue.

Using a length of Cajun Craze Linen Thread (from the Come to Gather Ribbon Combo Pack) and a length of Linen Thread – I tied a simple bow and adhered it to the art panel with a little Liquid Glue.

I stamped the Beauty & Joy sentiment in Mossy Meadow on Very Vanilla and cut it with the Classic Label Punch – then popped it onto the card front with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I added a Star Designer Element to the sentiment and the card front was done!

On the inside, I repeated the Fall leaves across the bottom of a Very Vanilla panel.  Tip:  be sure to clean off your stamp between each ink/stamp step.  Otherwise, the colors will get all muddied up.  And no one has time for muddy leaves! 😉  I added a few Star Designer Elements, too.

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

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got more Beauty & Joy Fall leaves across the front…

… and I added some more of the pretty Brightly Gleaming Specialty DSP to the envelope flap!

Et Voila!  This Beauty & Joy stamp set is – in my opinion! – one of the 2019 Holiday Catalog’s “fly-over” sets.   Easy to overlook and dismiss.  But…it’s so pretty – and versatile – with images and sentiments for Fall/Thanksgiving and Christmas!  With the Christmas Gleaming Specialty DSP – in Mossy Meadow, not the expected Night of Navy or Pretty Peacock! – it’s a perfect card for the season!  I hope you like!

TTFN

M

 

 

 


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Limited Time 2019 Holiday Catalog Special Bundles – FIVE DAYS Left!

I know you’ve got a LONG wish list from the new 2019 Holiday Catalog!  And – I’ve got a way for you to save a little money and fill out that wish list a little faster!

As has become my tradition, I’ve gathered up some goodies from the new Suites (and beyond!) in the 2019 Holiday Catalog that coordinate perfectly with each other and will get you well on the way to making great cards and projects!

When you order them, you’ll save around 15-20% off ordering everything yourself!  And every Special Bundle includes a FREE GIFT! 🙂  Please note – these bundles are only available until 15 Sept – so…get them while you can!

Head on over to my Ordering Page to see what you’ll get in each bundle (I’ve got PICTURES!!) and then get your order placed!

HAPPY BUNDLING!


The Buy 3, Get 1 Free Designer Series Paper Sale!

By popular demand, Stampin’ Up! is bringing back the Designer Series Paper Sale!  Running thru 30 Sep, you can buy three packages of select Designer Series Paper, and get one FREE!

Here’s the Deets:

  • All order types qualify for this promotion.
  • Only Designer Series Papers listed in the table below qualify for this promotion. You may mix and match papers from any of the listed papers.
  • There is no limit to how many times participants can buy three packages of Designer Series Paper, and get one free during this sale.
  • As you order online, when three qualifying Designer Series Paper packs are entered, a prompt to add a free Designer Series Paper will appear.
  • In the online store, if you order four packages of the same qualifying Designer Series Paper, you’ll need to enter three together and then order the fourth free item separately.
  • Designer Series Paper ordered as part of a Starter Kit does not qualify for this sale.
  • Designer Series Paper ordered with Stampin’ Rewards does not qualify for this sale.

Here are the Designer Series Papers that are included in this great offer!  So…you could order three lower priced paper packs – and pick the higher-priced (and GORGEOUS!!) Pressed Petals Specialty DSP for FREE!!  Whoo-hoo!

Here’s a cool and colorful flyer to open up!

This is a once-a-year deal on our beautiful Designer Series Papers – so go ahead and start stocking up now!


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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

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

Mossy Meadow Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2 3/8″ x 3 5/8″ (mat for DSP panel)

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); 4 1/4″ Stitched Nested Label (art panel); Classic Label Punch (sentiment)

Brightly Gleaming Specialty DSP: 2 1/4″ x 3 1/2″ (panel 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


GIVE.  The.  Dog.  A.  Chip.

GIVE.  THE.  DOG.  A.  Chip.

GIVE.  THE.  DOG.  A.  CHIP!!!

TTFN

M

 

Categories: 2019 Holiday Catalog, Fall, New Catalog Bundles, Special Bundles, Special Promotions, Thank You Cards, Thanksgiving | Tags: , , , , , | 14 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Come and Gather 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 Hop is a color challenge – and I’m excited to see what everyone comes up with –  I just know you’re going to see a ton of awesome-ness on the hop!

When I saw the color combo for the challenge – I immediately thought – Come to Gather DSP.  Then I spent a little time hemming and hawing and decisioning.  Like…for about 5 seconds.  WAS this the right choice??  Should I go with the unexpected??  And then I remembered back to my college days – the first answer you believe to be true…usually is.  So…I stuck with my original choice and added some beautiful leaves and sentiments from the Gather Together Bundle.  Take a look-see:

And here’s our color scheme – so pretty! 🙂

When I saw the CAS(E) This Sketch layout this week – my brain “saw” the card!

This Gather Together bundle – with the Gather Together stamp set and Gathered Leaves Dies – is a fave – cuz it perfectly lends itself to my favorite card element – the Collage! So, of course that’s what I did!

I started with the wonderful wood-grain paper from the Come To Gather DSP and matted it on Cajun Craze for the card front.  I used a second design, also matted on Cajun Craze, for the horizontal strip element.

I cut yet another – predominantly Pretty Peacock – paper with the largest circle Stitched Shapes Die and adhered it to the card front with Liquid Glue – letting one edge hang off.  Then I trimmed that excess with a Paper Trimmer.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere a Tags & Feathers Element directly to the card front.

I inked up the large leaf from Gather Together in Early Espresso, stamped it off once on scrap paper and then stamped it on a piece of the wood-grain Come To Gather DSP.  Over that, I stamped the sentiment in Pretty Peacock and then cut the leaf with the matching Gathered Leaves Die.  I adhered it to the wooden tag with Liquid Glue.

I used my Stampin’ Spritzer to lightly mist some Pretty Peacock and Cajun Craze card stock and cut out the three smaller leaves from both colors (giving me 6 cut-and-embossed leaves). While they were still damp, I lightly curled them with my fingers.

I carefully adhered five of the leaves around and under the sentiment leaf, using Liquid Glue.  Then I used a couple of Stampin’ Dimensionals under the points of the sentiment leaf to fully stick it down.

I added the sixth leaf to the wooden tag with Liquid Glue.

I created a double-loop bow using a length of Cajun Craze Linen Thread (from the Come To Gather Ribbon Combo Pack) and a length of Linen Thread.  I just used the two lengths together as I wound the bow – and I reduced the number of loops to two big and two small!  I stuck the bow on with a couple of Glue Dots.  The final touch was three copper-finish Designer Elements.

On the inside, I added a second Gather Together sentiment in Pretty Peacock to a Whisper White panel.  Over the top is another leaf – in stamped off TWICE Early Espresso.  I also added a few splatters in stamped-off-THREE times Cajun Craze.

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

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got a full strength Early Espresso leaf and Cajun Craze splatters on the front…

…and more Come To Gather DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  The entire Gather Together suite simply screams I LOVE FALL, don’t you think?  The Gather Together stamp set is perfect with it’s images and sentiments.  And…the Gathered Leaves dies – that emboss as they cut (with no additional pads/shims needed!) – is simply…wunnermus!  And they complement the gorgeous Come to Gather DSP like peanut butter does chocolate!   I hope you like!

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

Eva Dobilas

Have fun on the Hop!!

TTFN

M

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 1 SEP – 15 SEP: DCY9BN4N

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


The Buy 3, Get 1 Free Designer Series Paper Sale!

By popular demand, Stampin’ Up! is bringing back the Designer Series Paper Sale!  Starting today and running thru 30 Sep, you can buy three packages of select Designer Series Paper, and get one FREE!

Here’s the Deets:

  • All order types qualify for this promotion.
  • Only Designer Series Papers listed in the table below qualify for this promotion. You may mix and match papers from any of the listed papers.
  • There is no limit to how many times participants can buy three packages of Designer Series Paper, and get one free during this sale.
  • As you order online, when three qualifying Designer Series Paper packs are entered, a prompt to add a free Designer Series Paper will appear.
  • In the online store, if you order four packages of the same qualifying Designer Series Paper, you’ll need to enter three together and then order the fourth free item separately.
  • Designer Series Paper ordered as part of a Starter Kit does not qualify for this sale.
  • Designer Series Paper ordered with Stampin’ Rewards does not qualify for this sale.

Here are the Designer Series Papers that are included in this great offer!  So…you could order three lower priced paper packs – and pick the higher-priced (and GORGEOUS!!) Pressed Petals Specialty DSP for FREE!!  Whoo-hoo!

Here’s a cool and colorful flyer to open up!

This is a once-a-year deal on our beautiful Designer Series Papers – so go ahead and start stocking up now!


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


Card Cuts Used in This Project:  

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

Cajun Craze Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2 3/8″ x 4″ (mat for DSP strip); Gathered Leaves die cut leaves

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

Pretty Peacock Card Stock:  Gathered Leaves die cut leaves

Come To Gather DSP: Gathered Leaves die cut leaf (sentiment); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); 2 7/8″ Stitched Shapes Circle; 2 1/4″ x 3 7/8″ (DSP strip); 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


No FFF’s on Blog Hop Days!

TTFN
M

 

Categories: 2019 Holiday Catalog, Fall, New Catalog Launch, Ordering Special!, Thanksgiving | Tags: , , , , , | 20 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Feathers, Frost and All Things Thanks!

Good morning and Happy Happy Hawmp Day from Orlando!  Whoo-hoo!!

We had an uneventful trip down yesterday – even if it WAS raining – and got to our condo in good “pretty” time…tip: never get off the freeway.  PAY the toll on the Turnpike.  That’s all I’m saying about that…

Today is CenterStage – which is being held at Epcot!  I’ll head over around lunch time to be a kid-at-heart for a few hours, take in the Wine & Food Festival for a while (and try to walk off the calories – oh heck, who’m I kidding??!  I’m leaving the diet at the condo!!).  I’m excited!!  I love Disney – not gonna lie.  And Epcot is awesome.  Soaring…here I come!!

But – before I head off to see the Mouse, let me show you a fun little (literally!) notecard I made with the Feather & Frost stamp set and the All Things Thanks set.  Take a look-see:

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Categories: Fall, Thank You Cards | Tags: , , , | 15 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Just a Note to Wish You Well

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

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

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

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

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

Stampin’ Up! Baker’s Boxes for Fall and Halloween!

Hey y’all!  Welcome to Monday – and the work week.

What a downer-way to start a blog post, huh?  Sorry! 🙁

Let me give you a more-fun bit of news!  Stampin’ Up! let us know there’s been a big refresh in the Clearance Rack – so be sure to check it out.  AND – Fast Fuse is AVAILABLE while supplies last at a huge DISCOUNT!!  Don’t wait if you need Fast Fuse – check it out below and get it while it lasts!

So – if you were able to join me last night for my Facebook Live video – thanks.  I hope you had a good time – it was sort of fun designing on the fly as a group, wasn’t it?  If you didn’t get to watch, but would like to see the fun after-the-fact, here’s the Memorex on YouTube!

The sneak peek I gave you yesterday was a Baker’s Box that I’d colored using Stampin’ Spritzers and Mango Melody and Pumpkin Pie Classic Ink Refills.  The video shows how I did that!

For the sample box, I used the cool Tin Tile Dynamic TIEF and the new Country Home bundle to decorate it after I was thru coloring it.  Take a look-see:

On last night’s video, we decorated our colored box using elements from the Cauldron Bubble Bundle!

The video explains the coloring process – so take a quick gander at that!

Decorating the sides of the boxes was the same for each design.  In both cases, I matted either an embossed card stock panel or a piece of the Toil & Trouble DSP on a color coordinating mat and then adhered them to the sides with Liquid Glue.  On the front panel, I punched a half-circle with my 3/4″ Circle Punch.

 

From there, it was a matter of “frosting the cake”!  Each box started with some Chicken Wire Elements, snipped down and adhered with Liquid Glue.

I cut several images from the Toil & Trouble DSP using their dies in the Cauldron Framelits to decorate the Halloween Box – as well as two spider webs from Black Foil.  I also punched a Black Foil bat with the Spooky Bats punch!

The sides of the Fall box are Crumb Cake card stock, embossed in the Tin Tile Dynamic TIEF, then lightly sponged with Soft Suede ink.  The sentiment banner is an image from the Country Home stamp set, stamped on Crumb Cake in Early Espresso.  I colored the cotton balls with my White Watercolor Pencil and snipped a banner end.

I stamped the sentiment in Cajun Craze on a thinner strip of Crumb Cake and bannerized it, too.  Then I adhered it to the larger banner with a little Liquid Glue and slid a Galvanized Clip on the left end.

I wrapped some 3/16″ Braided Linen Trim around the box and tied a knot on the top.  Then I added a Linen Thread Billie-bow and a second “regular” bow with the Braided Trim.  Then I slid the sentiment banner under the bow and secured it in place with a Glue Dot under the Galvanzied Clip.

And that was it, folks!  These new Baker’s Boxes are perfectly sized for a deluxe donut or a few gourmet cookies.  Or…candy!  Or…whatever!  And you can just decorate them to your heart’s content!  Fall – with the Country Home Bundle – would be perfect!  And Halloween is almost here!  Cauldron Bubble and a little Toil & Trouble make super fun treat boxes!  Hope you like!

TTFN

 

 

 


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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.


CLEARANCE RACK REFRESH

Clearance Rack

New items have been added to the Clearance Rack in the online store.  Supplies are limited, and with discounts up to 60%, products will go quickly. Shop now and stock up.


FAST FUSE ADDED TO CLEARANCE RACK (WHILE SUPPLIES LAST)

Fast Fuse Adhesive

If you’re like us, you thought the days of Fast Fuse were done at Stampin’ Up! (You know . . . because we had already retired the product and everything!) However, our vendor reached out to us because they manufactured a surplus of Fast Fuse applicators and refills, and they offered to sell their excess Fast Fuse inventory to us. We took them up on their offer and purchased 2,500 Fast Fuse applicators and 72,000 Fast Fuse refills.

One of the reasons SU! decided to buy this product was because of feedback they received letting them know that some of you still wanted to purchase Fast Fuse applicators and refills, and this was the perfect opportunity to make it available once again through the Clearance Rack. Fast Fuse refills will be available to you for more than 50% off their original price! Because supplies are limited, you should go right to the online store to place your order instead of waiting to place a workshop order.  These’ll go fast, y’all!

See what I did there?  You’re welcome.

Get them right now while they last!  Order direct thru my Online Store with these links! 🙂

Fast Fuse Adhesive

Fast Fuse Adhesive
$10.00

Fast Fuse Adhesive Refill

Fast Fuse Adhesive Refill
$7.50

The 2018 Holiday Catalog is Here

The new 2018 Holiday Catalog is Amaze-balls!!  If you haven’t seen it yet, click on the cover image to open up a PDF of the catalog.

If you aren’t one of my customers but would like to be and need a copy of the catalog mailed to you, fill out the form on my Stampin’ Up! Catalogs page and I’ll get a copy in the mail to you ASAP!


2018 Holiday Catalog Special Bundles!

I’ve put together some special money-saving bundles for you from this awesome and wonderful catalog!  You’ll get a bunch of goodies, shipped directly to you!  And you’re going to save a pretty penny, too!

When you order one bundle, you’ll get the new Swirls & Curls TIEF for…FREE!  Buy multiple bundles….and you’ll get the Swirls & Curls TIEF for free PLUS I’m going to add in a SURPRISE gift! 😉

We’ve got some Fall bundles, a few Christmas bundles, and a Halloween Bundle.  Take a look-see:

#1- Making Christmas Bright Bundle- $100 
#2 – Santa’s Workshop Bundle- $126
#3 – Joyous Noel Bundle- $77
#4 – Festive Farmhouse Bundle- $110
#5 – Country Lane Bundle- $84
#6 – Frosted Floral Bundle (6a – Wood – $129) or (6b – Clear – $123)  
#7- Toil & Trouble Bundle (7a – Wood – $113) or (7b – Clear – $106)  

Check out what goodies are in each bundle – and get signed up for yours today!  There’s a handy Order Form right here on my Stamps-N-Lingers 2018 Holiday Catalog Bundles


Dashing Along Designer Series Paper Host Promotion!

Host a Workshop or place an order of $250 or more (total before shipping and tax) in the month of September, and get the Dashing Along Designer Series Paper FREE.  The Dashing Along Designer Series Paper is in addition to the Stampin’ Rewards you’ll earn!

Find all the details (and how to get this pretty paper for yourself!) at my Stampin’ Up! Promotions Page!


It’s Time to Start Redeeming!

 

All that ordering you did in August is about to PAY OFF!!  It’s time to start redeeming your Bonus Days Coupons!  Of course – you CAN wait until the 5th and redeem them on 2018 Holiday Catalog goodies!

Here’s the deets:

  • Redemption Period Deadlines
    • September 30, 2018, by 11:50 PM (MT)
  • There is no limit to the number of coupon codes participants can use on an order during redemption.
  • Bonus Days coupon codes may be redeemed for any product (excluding Starter Kits, demonstrator supply items, and Paper Pumpkin subscriptions.)
    • New prepaid Paper Pumpkin codes MAY be discounted with Bonus Days coupon codes.
  • Bonus Days coupon codes may be redeemed one time only.

So – here’s a handy flyer to walk you thru redeeming your coupons in my Online Store – click it to make it big enough for humans! 🙂


Stampin’ Up! Products Used in this Project:

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Baker’s Boxes

Basic Black or Cajun Craze Card Stock: 2″ x 4 1/8″ (x 4 – mats for panels around the sides)

Crumb Cake Card Stock (for the Country Home box): 1 7/8″ x 4″ (x 4 – embossed panels around the sides); 1 1/4″ x 4″ (art banner); 1/2″ x 3 1/8″ (sentiment)

Toil & Trouble DSP: 1 7/8″ x 4″ (DSP panels around the sides); Cauldron die cut images

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

On Sunday, I was walking from the bedroom back to the kitchen.

And I noticed Finn.

Sleeping.

Finn sleeping is not unusual.

This, though.

THIS…

These are just things that make you scratch your head and think…wait…what?!?

TTFN

Mary

Categories: 3-D Project, Fall, Halloween, Special Promotions, Treat Boxes | Tags: , , , , , | 12 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Blended Seasons Sorry for Everything!

Happy Happy Haawwmp Day, y’all!  The week is going quickly – and next week we’ve got a Holiday!!  Whoo-hoo!

And…something else is happening next week…

What is it…

It’s right on the tip of my tongue…

Hmmm…

Well – it’ll come to me I’m sure! 🙂

One thing I DO remember is that the cool Color Your Season promotion is ending this week -like…DAY AFTER TOMORROW!  That’s right, after Friday, you will NOT be able to pick up the lovely Blended Seasons stamp set and coordinating Stitched Seasons Framelits.  So…tarry not, okay?  Here’s a link right to them in my Online Store!

In fact, I’m so sure that you NEED this set that – for the next two days ONLY – everyone who orders the Color Your Seasons Bundle will get TRIPLE PEPPERMINT POINTS! 

Remember – this is only good thru the end of the day on Friday, 31 Aug AND you MUST order the BUNDLE to get the TRIPLE PEPPERMINTS! Got it!?

Now – today’s card is a sympathy card for a friend who lost her old dog this past Sunday. 🙁

I used the Blended Seasons stamp set as well as the Sorry For Everything set from the Annual Catalog, plus a few other fun goodies.  Take a look-see:

The layout for this card was based on this week’s Sunday Stamps sketch challenge.

And the color scheme comes from the Global Design Project challenge.

I’d wanted to use the Blended Seasons set today and, after seeing the pretty card that GDP Guest Designer Holley Smith made, I knew just what to make!

I started with a piece of Very Vanilla card stock and, using my Stamparatus, stamped the Tree Rings background image in Soft Suede.  Then I used a Sponge Dauber to sponge the edges in more Soft Suede.  I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Soft Suede mat.

The next layer is a piece of paper from the Garden Impressions DSP (yes, I know that’s Crushed Curry – it’s called artistic license…..hello?!) matted on Soft Suede and adhered to the card front with Liquid Glue.

My angled piece is yet another piece of Soft Suede that I cut to fit exactly on the angle depicted in the sketch, then I embossed it in the Corrugated Dynamic TIEF (coming next week in the….that’s IT!!  The 2018 Holiday Catalog goes LIVE next week on the 5th!!).  Once I sponged it with Soft Suede, I decided I wanted torn edges – so I tore the edges – then used Tear & Tape Adhesive to adhere it to the card front.

And then the fun began!

I stamped the pretty Blended Seasons leaves image on Whisper White, twice, in Soft Suede ink.  Then I used my Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends – both Light and Dark – and my Flirty Flamingo Light Blend – to color all the leaves.  I used my Soft Suede Light Blend for the little stems.  Then I fussy cut all the leaves!

My sentiment is from Sorry For Everything – it’s actually three separate images in the set – all stamped in Soft Suede on Very Vanilla.  I lightly flicked the edges of the sentiment with Soft Suede ink using a Sponge Dauber.  I used the same dauber to lightly sponge a Flirty Flamingo Colored Doily (just to tone it down a smidge).  That I adhered next with a little Liquid Glue.

I put some Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of my sentiment and used them to wind a few loops of Linen Thread.

I added a few of the leaves to the card front with Liquid Glue, then popped the sentiment on with the Dimensionals.  Then I added the rest of the leaves with Liquid Glue or Liquid Glue and Mini Dimensionals.

I tied a Linen Thread Double-Loop Billie Bow and tucked it under the corner of the sentiment with a Glue Dot, added a few Pearl Basic Jewels and the card front was done!

On the inside, I simply stamped and colored the leaves from the Blended Seasons stamp set in Soft Suede, Daffodil Delight and Flirty Flamingo on a Very Vanilla panel.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Soft Suede mat and into my Thick Very Vanilla card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got another set of Blended Season leaves on the front (don’t forget to slide a piece of plastic or something into the envelope to keep the Stampin’ Blends from bleeding thru to the back)…

…and I added a bit more of the Garden Impressions DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  This Blended Season stamp set has such gorgeous images in it – I particularly love these leaves!  And the matching Stitched Seasons Framelits feature some really cool inside AND outside stitching!  And – this card would work as a general sympathy card (not necessarily just for someone who’s lost a fur-child) – thanks to the wonderful sentiment in the Sorry For Everything stamp set.  I hope you like!

I also hope that – if you haven’t already – you’ll add this bundle to your tool box.  And earn those Triple Peppermint Rewards!!  Hurry quick!

TTFN

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 16 AUG – 31 AUG: CQPTNH2U

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.


Time is running out to get this exclusive bundle!  Blended Seasons stamp set can be bundled with Stitched Season Framelits Dies, which is a coordinating stitched die that includes stitching on both the positive and negative images

Click right here to open up the full size Color Your Season flyer.  Click here to head over to my online store to pick up this bundle now!


Stamps-N-Lingers 2018 Holiday Catalog Shares Are Open!

What are catalog shares, you ask?  They’re your chance to try a little bit of everything and see what you like the best.  It’s like…your first trip thru a cruise ship buffet…you have a little taste of all the fun things you like (or have never tasted) and then you go back for seconds (or even thirds!) on the goodies you love!

I’ll place our Shares order first jump out of the box on 5 Sept 18 and use expedited shipping so I get it back fast!  Then I’ll get it all cut up, packaged and out the door quick as I can – hopefully early in the week of 10 Sept.

Shares are open to anyone – including demonstrators, so…check it…

I’ve got a few options for you to pick from:  a New Designer Series Paper Share, a New Ribbons/Embellishments Share, and an I Want It All Share (this one gets a free extra bonus!!).

Deadline to sign up for the shares is 3 Sep 18 at 8pm EST!!  Head over to my Holiday Catalog Shares Page for all the details on what you get with each share type, as well as a handy form to fill out.  

Let me know if you have any questions. Thanks!


We Know You Love our Watercolor Pencils!

So Don’t Miss Out on a SECOND Set of Wonderful Colors!!

Balmy Blue, Cajun Craze, Cherry Cobbler, Coastal Cabana, Crushed Curry, Flirty Flamingo, Garden Green, Gorgeous Grape, Granny Apple Green, Night of Navy

You can get these RIGHT NOW – but they MAY NOT be available again after the end of this month.

Click HERE to go right to them in my Online Store!


Time is Running Out to Earn Bonus Days Coupons!

You’ve still got time to earn Bonus Coupons to redeem in September!  Get all the details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page!


Stampin’ Up! Products Used in this Project:

The Corrugated Dynamic TIEF will be available next week on 5 Sept!

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

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

Soft Suede Card Stock:  4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″ (mat for front DSP panel); 2 7/8″ x 4 1/4″ (Corrugated panel)

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (card front and inner liner); 2″ x 3 1/2″ (sentiment)

Whisper White Card Stock: for fussy cut Blended Seasons leaves

Garden Impressions DSP: 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″ (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!


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

I suppose I’ve mentioned – a time or two! – that Finny likes to nap.

He likes to play and run and roughhouse, too -but…he really likes to nap. 🙂

Which works out pretty well for us (me in particular!).  I can set at my craft table or my work computer and do what I need to do.

And he…just finds a cool spot – in front of the A/C register or the fan in the bedroom…and sleeps the afternoon away.

After a couple of hours he wakes up and comes over to wherever I’m sitting.

Probably needs to go out.

But – I like to think that he ALSO wants a little Mom-lovin’!  So – I give it to him!

And take a couple of us-ies!!  Please disregard my hair.  And lack of make-up.  Wasn’t ready for my close-up, Mr. DeMille! 😉

Mom’s do the most embarrassing things!! 🙂

TTFN
M

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Stampin’ Up! Tin Tile Detailed Leaves Sneak Peek

Good morning, my peeps!  Hope your week is going well!

I’ve got a fun little card for you today with another sneak peek – including a look at one of my favorite new things in the 2018 Holiday Catalog – the Tin Tile Dynamic TIEF.   I put a Falling For Leaves sentiment and some Detailed Leaves over top.  Take a look-see:

The layout for this one was inspired by the MFT Wednesday Sketch challenge this week.

I made a card with this new bundle earlier – and it looks completely different just by virtue of a totally different color scheme.  If you missed it, you can check it out right here! 🙂

I started with a piece of new Galvanized Metallic Paper (coming soon – 5 Sept! – in the Holiday Catalog), embossing it in the wonderful Tin Tile Dynamic TIEF.  Then I sponged it with Gray Granite ink – just to antique it a bit – and adhered it to a Crushed Curry mat with Liquid Glue.

I wrapped some new Merry Merlot & Copper 5/8″ Reversible Ribbon around the card front, securing it in the back with Glue Dots.

With the Detailed Leaves die, I cut two sets of leaves from Copper paper from the new Joyous Noel 6″ x 6″ Glimmer Paper pack, and adhered them to the card front with Liquid Glue.

Also using the Detailed Leaves dies, I cut two solid Crushed Curry leaves and two Merry Merlot detailed leaves.  I ran the Crushed Curry leaves thru the Big Shot in the Tin Tile Dynamic TIEF.

I used Sponge Daubers to rub Crushed Curry ink over the solid leaves, and Merry Merlot over the detailed leaves, then I adhered them together with Liquid Glue.  I stuck the top leaf down with Liquid Glue, then popped the bottom leaf on with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

With a sentiment from the Falling For Leaves set, I stamped a sentiment in Merry Merlot on a Crushed Curry strip, then snipped banners in each end.  I lightly sponged the edges with more Merry Merlot, and adhered it with a Stampin’ Dimensional at each end and a little Liquid Glue in the middle.

I finished off the card front with a small bow from the Merry Merlot & Copper 5/8″ Reversible Ribbon, adhered with a Glue Dot – and the card front was done!

On the inside, I stamped the large leaf from Falling For Leaves in Merry Merlot in the corner of a Very Vanilla panel.  Then I used my Crushed Curry Stampin’ Write Marker to color it.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Crushed Curry mat and into my Merry Merlot card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

The front of my Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got another Falling For Leaves leaf in Merry Merlot and Crushed Curry on the front…

…and I repeated the leaf on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Loving this new Falling For Leaves stamp set and the bundled Detailed Leaves Thinlits, aren’t you?  And – no one can argue that the Tin Tile Dynamic TIEF – especially when combined with a wonderful metallic paper (like the new Galvanized Metallic Paper!) – isn’t one of the coolest things to come along in a while!  I hope you like!

TTFN

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 16 AUG – 31 AUG: CQPTNH2U

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.


Stamps-N-Lingers 2018 Holiday Catalog Shares Are Open!

What are catalog shares, you ask?  They’re your chance to try a little bit of everything and see what you like the best.  It’s like…your first trip thru a cruise ship buffet…you have a little taste of all the fun things you like (or have never tasted) and then you go back for seconds (or even thirds!) on the goodies you love!

I’ll place our Shares order first jump out of the box on 5 Sept 18 and use expedited shipping so I get it back fast!  Then I’ll get it all cut up, packaged and out the door quick as I can – hopefully early in the week of 10 Sept.

Shares are open to anyone – including demonstrators, so…check it…

I’ve got a few options for you to pick from:  a New Designer Series Paper Share, a New Ribbons/Embellishments Share, and an I Want It All Share (this one gets a free extra bonus!!).

Deadline to sign up for the shares is 3 Sep 18 at 8pm EST!!  Head over to my Holiday Catalog Shares Page for all the details on what you get with each share type, as well as a handy form to fill out.  

Let me know if you have any questions. Thanks!


BONUS DAYS ARE HERE!

1 – 31 August 2018

Here’s the Deets!

  • Earning Period
    • August 1 – August 31, 2018 at 11:50 PM (MT)
  • An email address is required to participate; Bonus Days coupon codes can be delivered only via email.
  • If a participant earns multiple codes from a single order, they will receive one email with multiple codes. If they earn multiple codes from multiple orders, they will receive separate emails for each code earned.
  • All order types qualify for this promotion.
  • Orders that are started before the promotion begins will not go toward earning coupon codes.
  • There is no limit to the number of coupon codes participants can earn per order or throughout the duration of the Bonus Days earning period.
  • There is no limit to the number of coupon codes participants can use on an order during redemption.
  • Bonus Days coupon codes may be redeemed for any product (excluding Starter Kits, demonstrator supply items, and Paper Pumpkin subscriptions.)
    • New prepaid Paper Pumpkin codes may be discounted with Bonus Days coupon codes.
  • Bonus Days coupon codes may be redeemed one time only.

Stampin’ Up! Products Used in this Project:

Falling For Leaves and the bundles Detailed Leaves Thinlits, the Tin Tile Dynamic TIEF, Galvanized Metallic Paper and the Merry Merlot & Copper 5/8″ Reversible Ribbon will all be available to customers on 5 Sept!

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Merry Merlot Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored at 5 1/2″); Detailed Leaves thinlits die cut leaves

Crushed Curry Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 5/8″ x 3 5/8″ (sentiment); Detailed Leaves thinlits die cut leaves

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 3 3/4″ x 5″  (inner liner)

Galvanized Metallic Paper: 3 3/4″ x 5″ (card front)

Copper Joyous Noel 6″ x 6″ Glimmer Paper: Detailed Leaves thinlits 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!


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

 

No FFF’s for a minute – cuz…once again, I’m here and he’s home with his Dad!

Soon…

TTFN
M

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Stampin’ Up! Wishing You Well Sneak Peek for the Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop

Good mornin’, y’all – welcome to another edition of Amy’s Inkin’ Krew team blog hop!  Each month we make projects centered around a theme – and this month we’re calling it Fall Frenzy!  We can interpret that any way we want – so…be sure to check and see everyone’s projects – we’ve got a bunch of talented ladies hopping with us this month!

I decided to ink up a new set from the 2018 Holiday catalog, called Wishing You Well.  It is absolutely gorgeous – and fits our theme perfectly – especially when added to some wood grain paper from the new Country Lane DSP.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Blended Seasons Country Lane for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Happy Thursday, y’all – and welcome to another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!! Today’s a sketch challenge, and I hope you’ll check out everyone’s projects when you’re done here!

Since the new Blended Seasons stamp set and bundled Stitched Season Framelits are available right now (and only while supplies last!), I decided to showcase them.  And I’m giving you a little peek at a new Designer Series Paper – the Country Lane DSP from the Holiday Catalog.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Painted Color Me Happy Thanks

Hey, y’all!  Happy Saturday!  Hope you’ve got a fun weekend planned.  Or a restful one.  Not sure you can really do both…but if you can – more power to you!  I think I’ve got a couple hours at work then it’s laundry day!  And cards cards CARDS!

Guess what’s almost here, y’all??

Well – yes…OnStage.  But I was really thinking of….the release of the new Stampin’ Blends!!

I’m so excited for you to get them in your hot little hands – I do believe you’re going to be tickled with them!  They’re going to be available to you on the 1st – which is next Wednesday!  When they come out, there will also be a new (limited supply!!) stamp released – called Color Me Happy!

It’s chock full of wonderful, color-able, line art images for you to use with the coordinating Color Me Happy Project kit (which will ONLY be available while supplies last!!)…

…or all by itself!  Which is what I did today.  I added a little Painted Autumn DSP and a couple of sentiments from All Things Thanks and made…take a look-see:

For the layout, I borrowed the sketch from this week’s Freshly Made Sketches.

So, y’all know this kind of card – where I have to build on the card front itself – strikes fear in my heart, right!?  So this one is a huge act of bravery!

I first stamped a rectangle of Whisper White card stock with the pretty flower image in the Color Me Happy set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  Then, using my Light and Dark Daffodil Delight and Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Blends, I colored the flowers.  When I was done with the Pumpkin Pie flowers, I went back over them with the Dark Daffodil Delight Blends Pen to brighten it up and give it a little peachy hue.  Then I matted the panel on a piece of Early Espresso.

The middle panel is from the Painted Autumn DSP, matted on Early Espresso.  Then I wrapped a piece of Peekaboo Peach 5/8″ Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon around it, securing it in the back with scotch tape.  I made a faux bow by tying a short piece of the ribbon around it and pulling it snug.

For the sentiment, I pulled out my All Things Thanks stamp set and stamped it in Early Espresso on a square of Whisper White.  And matted that on Early Espresso, too.

To build the card front, I Fast Fuse’d the Color Me Happy panel directly onto the front of my Thick Whisper White card base. Then I popped the Painted Autumn panel on with Stampin’ Dimensionals – and did the same with the sentiment square.

I decided it needed just a little something more, so I stamped and colored another flower from Color Me Happy, fussy cut it and adhered it with Liquid Glue and a Mini Stampin’ Dimensional.  I added a tiny Rhinestone Basic Jewel to the middle and that was it for the card front!

On the inside, I used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to add a second All Things Thanks sentiment in Early Espresso on a Whisper White panel.  Over the top, I stamped a Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Color Me Happy Flower and colored it with my Dark and Light Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends.  I even added another Rhinestone Basic Jewel!

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to an Early Espresso Mat and into my Thick Whisper White card base and the card was done!

On the front of my Whisper White Medium Envelope, I stamped two more Color Me Happy flowers in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  Here’s a tip:  the plastic sheet from the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig fits inside our Medium envelopes perfectly!  Slide that in before you color the flowers with the Stampin’ Blends – it’ll protect the back of your envelope from the inevitable bleed-thru!  I used more Daffodil Delight and Pumpkin Pie…

…and then I added a little more of the Painted Autumn DSP to the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I have the Color Me Happy Project Kit – and will be showing you the completed cards on the 1st.  But – the Color Me Happy stamp set is completely stand-alone as a wonderful set filled with beautiful images and fun sentiments.  I hope you like – and are planning to snap them up quick like a bunny come next Wednesday! 🙂

TTFN

Mary   


HOST CODE FOR 16 OCT – 31 OCT: 4HQU3GFV

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 the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog or the 2017 Holiday Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


Coming Soon…Stampin’ Blends!

Our new alcohol markers – Stampin’ Blends – will be available to customers on 1 November!  

Click on the picture of the brochure to get all the details!


Designer Series Paper Sale…

 All Month Long!

Let’s admit it: we all just love gorgeous Designer Series Paper!  By popular demand, we are bringing back an incredible offer on Designer Series Paper. We’ll be able to buy three packages of select Designer Series Paper and get one FREE during October! This sale includes Designer Series Paper from both the annual and holiday catalogs. And we’re even including select Specialty and Designer Series Paper Stacks on sale!

So take advantage of this excellent opportunity and gather up lots of pretty paper!  Take a look-see at what’ll be up for grabs!!  Click the picture to open a handy – and colorful! – flyer!

 


MERRY PATTERNS HOST PROMOTION STILL AVAILABLE

Host a workshop or place an individual order totaling $300 or more (before shipping and tax) by the end of October, and you’ll earn this cool new stamp set for free!  Click the picture to open up a printable flyer!

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Get all the details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page right….here!


PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:  

The Stampin’ Blends and Color Me Happy Stamp Set will be available on 1 Nov 17!


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Thick Whisper White Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card front, scored and folded at 5 1/2″)

Early Espresso Card Stock: 2 7/8″ x 3 5/8″ (mat for Color Me Happy panel); 2 3/8″ x 3 1/4″ (mat for DSP panel on front); 1 7/8″ square (mat for sentiment); 4″ x 5 1/8″ (mat for inner liner)

Whisper White Card Stock: 2 3/4″ x 3 1/2″ (Color Me Happy panel); 1 3/4″ square (sentiment); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

Painted Autumn DSP:  2 1/4″ x 3 1/8″ (DSP panel 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!


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  (you’ll have to settle for re-runs until I get back home to take fresh photos!!)

TTFN

M  

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