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Stampin’ Up! Friendly Orange Blossoms for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop



Happy Thursday, y’all – and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!  It’s sketch week so be sure to hop thru all our blogs when you get done here and see how we all interpreted the challenge! 🙂

Speaking of – here it is:

I also played along with the Sunday Stamps color challenge…

We were to use at least 3 of the colors.  I think, using the Orange Blossom stamp set and a little bit of Wood Textures DSP that I did that.  And maybe a few more!  Take a look-see:

I started with a panel of Whisper White card stock and stamped a bunch of the pretty images from the new Orange Blossom stamp set all over it.  I used Flirty Flamingo for the large flowers – stamping it twice without re-inking.  I also used Pear Pizzazz, So Saffron, Peekaboo Peach and Sweet Sugarplum.  Once I had it stamped all over, I matted it on Sweet Sugarplum card stock.

My banner started with a piece of Sweet Sugarplum for the mat.  I used Paper Snips to make a banner end.  Then I cut a smaller piece of Wood Textures DSP and cut the banner ends in it, too.

Using a die from the Sweet & Sassy Framelits, I cut a heart in the Wood Textures DSP banner.

The sentiment is from the Orange Blossoms stamp set.  I inked just the word “Hey” in Sweet Sugarplum ink and stamped it on a scrap piece of Whisper White.  That piece of card stock got adhered to the Sweet Sugarplum banner so that the sentiment would show in the top of the heart cut out.

I used Stampin’ Dimensionals – regular and mini! – to pop the Wood Textures banner over the Sweet Sugarplum banner (making sure my “hey” showed!).  Then I used Liquid Glue to adhere the whole thing to the card front.

My banner sentiment is another word from the Orange Blossom stamp set, stamped in Flirty Flamingo on a  strip of Whisper White.  I cut a banner end with my Paper Snips, edged it with my Sweet Sugarplum Stampin’ Write Marker and then used Liquid Glue and a Stampin’ Dimensional to add it over the banners.

To finish it off, I took a large heart from the new Hearts & Stars Elements and colored the stripes with my Peekaboo Peach Marker.  I decided I wasn’t happy with that, so I went over the stripes again with my Flirty Flamingo marker.  I adhered it to the card front with Liquid Glue.  Finally, I added a bow from a piece of Peekaboo Peach 5/8″ Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon using a Glue Dot.

On the inside, I added some more of the Orange Blossom flowers in the corner of a Whisper White panel.  I stamped a Flirty Flamingo flower on a piece of Whisper White, fussy cut it and adhered it with Liquid Glue over the top.  And I added another little wooden heart that I’d colored in Peekaboo Peach.

I SNAILd the panel to a Sweet Sugarplum mat and into a Thick Whisper White card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more Orange Blossom flowers on the front (I made a sticky note mask for the large flower to do these)….

…and even more on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Isn’t this a pretty little stamp set with more beautiful flowers?  I love the different images you can create – my favorite is the little yellow buds on the green stem.  I hope you like – and know you’re going to want this one in your toolbox!

Now that you’ve seen my project, please take a little time to visit all the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hoppers today!

If you click on the Next Blog button, you’ll go right to Kristi Gray’s page. And you can just click on the names below to go direct to all the blogs!

Amy Koenders

Shelagh Freemantle

Mary Deatherage – YOU ARE HERE!

Kristi Gray

Jaimie Babarczy

Have fun on the Hop!

TTFN

Mary


HOST CODE FOR 16 JUNE – 30 JUNE: SJMNP32V

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me!  But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog. And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


Earn an ADDITIONAL $35 in Stampin’ Rewards During our Host Rewards Promotion!!

We’ve got a great Host Rewards Promotion fixin’ to happen in the month of June!  For workshop or individual orders of $350 – you’re going to get an EXTRA $35 in Host cash/Stampin’ Rewards to spend!!

Promotion Details

  • Promotion dates: June 1–30
  • To participate in the Book-A-Thon, join the Party Planning Facebook page by May 30.
  • Workshop, Demonstrator, Customer, and online orders all qualify for this promotion
  • Starter Kit orders do not qualify for this promotion, however the extra Stampin’ Rewards can be used towards the purchase of the Starter Kit.
  • The qualifying amount must be reached with commissionable merchandise prior to shipping and tax
  • The additional Stampin’ Rewards offered during this promotion will only be awarded once per order
  • Make sure you open and close your orders during the timeframe of this promotion (June 1-30) to earn the extra Stampin’ Rewards


Here’s a link to a flyer with all the details!

Interested in being a host and gathering up those host dollars – but…you don’t live in Fayetteville, GA?!?

Now’s a great time do to a Catalog Launch Party!

1.  Gather up some friends – near or far
2.  I’ll send them a new 2017-2018 Annual Catalog
3.  We’ll give them some time to browse and pick their favorites
4.  They place their orders thru my online store, using the Host Code I’ll give them
5.  YOU cash in when you close your Workshop!

Easy Peasy!


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:  


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Thick Whisper White Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, score and fold at 5 1/2″)

Sweet Sugarplum Card Stock: 4″ x 5 3/8″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2 3/4″ x 4 3/8″ (mat for Wood Textures DSP banner)

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/4″ (card front and inner liner); 3/4″ x 2 3/4″ (sentiment banner); small piece behind Wood Textures DSP (approx 2 3/8″ x 2 3/4″)

Wood Textures DSP Stack:  2 5/8″ x 4″ (banner)

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…will be back in August!  No FFF’s on Blog Hop Days!  🙂

Categories: Any Occasion, Feminine, Friendship, General, Just a Note, Just Hello! | Tags: , , | 14 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Just Add Color and a Touch of Lemon Zest!

Happy Hawwmp Day, y’all!  We’re in test mode now, so working from the hotel for a few days.  Can’t say I mind – no makeup.  Don’t have to “do” my hair!  I’ve got my computer and good internet, so working is easy (heck – it’s just like being at home!!).  And have a whole desk full of stamp sets and all the goodies.  On top of that, it’s raining steady outside thanks to TS Cindy – so it’s a perfect week to have some “stay home” time!

You guys would be proud of me.  Well – maybe.  Yesterday, to mark the first real day of testing, I bought donuts.  The good kind.  The “maple bacon” kind.  I bought two dozen.

Guess how many I ate?  

Yep.

ZERO!!!

I ate yoghurt.  And a banana.  And pretended it was a maple bacon donut.  And relished the fact that I had to go buy smaller jeans on the weekend!

So…when I go on that Stampin’ Up! cruise to Alaska next year…yep, I’ll be thin(ner!).  See?  That’s positive thinking, huh??

But – for now, I think you came for a card, not a diet update! LOL

If you like to color – and who doesn’t?? – then the Just Add Color Specialty DSP that I used today will be right up your alley.  Do you like tea?  Maybe with some lemon?  Well then, my added touches from the Lemon Zest stamp set will be just right.  Take a look-see:

My layout was inspired by the sketch over at CAS(E) This Sketch:

I started by embossing a piece of Whisper White card stock in the new Layered Leaves Dynamic TIEF and then matting it on Melon Mambo card stock.

Next up, I made a little bit of lemon-y “DSP” by stamping the lemon slice image from the Lemon Zest stamp set on another piece of Whisper White.  I stamped the image both full strength and a second time without re-inking.  My sentiment – also from Lemon Zest, is stamped in Melon Mambo.  It’s also matted on Melon Mambo and then popped over the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

For my “tea set”, I colored a tea pot and a couple of cups on a piece of the Just Add Color Specialty DSP with my Melon Mambo, Pear Pizzazz, Sweet Sugarplum, Flirty Flamingo and Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Write Markers.  Then I fussy cut them and adhered them on the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals and Liquid Glue.  And that was it for the card front!

On the inside, I stamped another Lemon Zest slice twice in Daffodil Delight ink, without re-inking between stamps.

I SNAILd the panel to a Melon Mambo mat and into my Basic Black card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more of the lemon slices from Lemon Zest across the front…

…and a virtual Lemon orchard on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Tea for Two!  With lemon, of course, courtesy of the Lemon Zest stamp set.  And adult coloring books are so “in” right now – this Just Add Color is perfectly on-point!  And this isn’t the only design in the set, either.  It’s got a tropical design, an undersea scene, a city scape and a gardening-themed design, too.  Fun fun!  Hope you like!

TTFN

Mary 



HOST CODE FOR 16 JUNE – 30 JUNE: SJMNP32V

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


Earn an ADDITIONAL $35 in Stampin’ Rewards During our Host Rewards Promotion!!

We’ve got a great Host Rewards Promotion fixin’ to happen in the month of June!  For workshop or individual orders of $350 – you’re going to get an EXTRA $35 in Host cash/Stampin’ Rewards to spend!!

Promotion Details

  • Promotion dates: June 1–30
  • To participate in the Book-A-Thon, join the Party Planning Facebook page by May 30.
  • Workshop, Demonstrator, Customer, and online orders all qualify for this promotion
  • Starter Kit orders do not qualify for this promotion, however the extra Stampin’ Rewards can be used towards the purchase of the Starter Kit.
  • The qualifying amount must be reached with commissionable merchandise prior to shipping and tax
  • The additional Stampin’ Rewards offered during this promotion will only be awarded once per order
  • Make sure you open and close your orders during the timeframe of this promotion (June 1-30) to earn the extra Stampin’ Rewards


Here’s a link to a flyer with all the details!

Interested in being a host and gathering up those host dollars – but…you don’t live in Fayetteville, GA?!?

Now’s a great time do to a Catalog Launch Party!

1.  Gather up some friends – near or far
2.  I’ll send them a new 2017-2018 Annual Catalog
3.  We’ll give them some time to browse and pick their favorites
4.  They place their orders thru my online store, using the Host Code I’ll give them
5.  YOU cash in when you close your Workshop!

Easy Peasy!


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT: 


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Basic Black Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, score and fold at 5 1/2″)

Melon Mambo Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2 5/8″ x 3 1/2″ (mat for lemon-y art panel)

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); 2 1/2″ x 3 3/8″ (lemon-y art panel on front)

Just Add Color Specialty DSP:  Tea Set fussy cut shapes


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 more pictures from Wayne.  Sorry! 😉

TTFN

M  

Categories: Feminine, Happy Birthday | Tags: , | 18 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Floral Statements and Birds Thanks

Hey, y’all!  How’s the week going?  Mine’s going – we’re getting things started at work.  Slowly.  But it’s going! 

I made today’s card using the new Floral Statements stamp set and some watercoloring.  And then I added a couple of birds from the Best Birds stamp set and matching Birds & Blooms Thinlits.  Take a look-see:

Now – my color palette came from the Color Throwdown challenge this week – but I missed the deadline to enter.  Which doesn’t change the fact that it drove my color choices!

And the bird theme is from The Paper Players challenge.

I started out by embossing a piece of Crumb Cake card stock in the new Garden Trellis TIEF and then SNAILing it DE-bossed side up to a Lemon-Lime Twist mat.

The art layer is from the Floral Statements stamp set.  I stamped the image in Night of Navy ink onto a Crumb Cake panel.  Using my Aqua Painter, I pulled color from the image outlines into the rest of the image.  Love the faded vintage look that gave me, don’t you?

I used the Night of Navy Stampin’ Write Marker to darken the letters up a bit – and brushed them with my Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush.  Then I matted it on Lemon-Lime Twist card stock and popped it over the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I wrapped a piece of new Pool Party 3/8″ Shimmer Ribbon around the card front, securing it in the back with scotch tape.

My birds, from the Birds & Blooms Thinlits, are both cut in Pool Party card stock.  Then I used some Liquid Glue to adhere them over Lemon-Lime Twist card stock and fussy cut them.

I popped the large bird on with Liquid Glue and Stampin’ Dimensionals and the smaller with just Liquid Glue.  Then I brushed them both with the Clear Wink and the card front was done!

On the inside, I stamped the branch from the Best Birds stamp set in Crumb Cake on a Very Vanilla panel.  I pulled the color into the branch with my Aqua Painter and used my Lemon-Lime Twist Stampin’ Write Marker to color the leaves.  I cut two more of the Birds & Blooms small birds – just like the one on the front – and perched them on the branch with Liquid Glue.

I SNAILd the panel to a Lemon-Lime Twist mat and into my Night of Navy card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got a Pool Party bird from the Best Birds stamp set, with wings colored with my Lemon-Lime Twist Stampin’ Write Marker…

…and then I embossed the envelope flap in the Garden Trellis TIEF.

Et Voila!  I love this Floral Statements stamp set – and a quick pull of color using an Aqua Painter gives big impact tout-suite!  And who wouldn’t want to see a Pool Party and Lemon-Lime Twist bird?!?  Hope you like!

TTFN

Mary 



HOST CODE FOR 16 JUNE – 30 JUNE: SJMNP32V

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


Earn an ADDITIONAL $35 in Stampin’ Rewards During our Host Rewards Promotion!!

We’ve got a great Host Rewards Promotion fixin’ to happen in the month of June!  For workshop or individual orders of $350 – you’re going to get an EXTRA $35 in Host cash/Stampin’ Rewards to spend!!

Promotion Details

  • Promotion dates: June 1–30
  • To participate in the Book-A-Thon, join the Party Planning Facebook page by May 30.
  • Workshop, Demonstrator, Customer, and online orders all qualify for this promotion
  • Starter Kit orders do not qualify for this promotion, however the extra Stampin’ Rewards can be used towards the purchase of the Starter Kit.
  • The qualifying amount must be reached with commissionable merchandise prior to shipping and tax
  • The additional Stampin’ Rewards offered during this promotion will only be awarded once per order
  • Make sure you open and close your orders during the timeframe of this promotion (June 1-30) to earn the extra Stampin’ Rewards


Here’s a link to a flyer with all the details!

Interested in being a host and gathering up those host dollars – but…you don’t live in Fayetteville, GA?!?

Now’s a great time do to a Catalog Launch Party!

1.  Gather up some friends – near or far
2.  I’ll send them a new 2017-2018 Annual Catalog
3.  We’ll give them some time to browse and pick their favorites
4.  They place their orders thru my online store, using the Host Code I’ll give them
5.  YOU cash in when you close your Workshop!

Easy Peasy!


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Night of Navy Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, score and fold at 4 1/4″)

Lemon Lime Twist Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner);2 3/4″ x 4 1/2″ (mat for art on front); Bird backgrounds 

Crumb Cake Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); 2 5/8″ x 4 3/8″ (art panel on front)

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

Pool Party Card Stock:  Birds & Blooms Thinlits die cuts


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 more pictures from Wayne.  Sorry! 😉

TTFN

M  

Categories: Feminine, Thank You Cards | Tags: , , , | 14 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Beautiful Bouquet Anniversary Sneak Peek

Good mornin’!  Hope your weekend is going well!  I’ve been pretty darned lazy so far – so this day I need to hit it a little.  But it was really nice to sort of laze around yesterday – watched some movies.  Took a couple of naps.  Did a little grocery shopping!  🙂

As is becoming my habit – I’m going to tease you a little with this post!  Tonight, I’ll be playing with the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set and matching Bouquet Bunch Framelits!  I’ll go live on my Stamps-N-Lingers Facebook page at 8pm Eastern, so I hope you’ll join me.  Here’s a peek at what I’ll be making!

Hmmm – is that a brick wall behind the flowers?  Made with…Embossing Paste?!?

Could be….could be! 😉

Tomorrow I’ll show my usual pictures with all the card cuts and a link to the video.  

This one may take a minute, so be sure to have on your cozy-comfy’s and maybe have a cuppa something good!  Here’s a link to my Facebook page.

I do hope you’ll join me tonight

TTFN

Mary 



HOST CODE FOR 16 JUNE – 30 JUNE: SJMNP32V

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


Earn an ADDITIONAL $35 in Stampin’ Rewards During our Host Rewards Promotion!!

We’ve got a great Host Rewards Promotion fixin’ to happen in the month of June!  For workshop or individual orders of $350 – you’re going to get an EXTRA $35 in Host cash/Stampin’ Rewards to spend!!

Promotion Details

  • Promotion dates: June 1–30
  • To participate in the Book-A-Thon, join the Party Planning Facebook page by May 30.
  • Workshop, Demonstrator, Customer, and online orders all qualify for this promotion
  • Starter Kit orders do not qualify for this promotion, however the extra Stampin’ Rewards can be used towards the purchase of the Starter Kit.
  • The qualifying amount must be reached with commissionable merchandise prior to shipping and tax
  • The additional Stampin’ Rewards offered during this promotion will only be awarded once per order
  • Make sure you open and close your orders during the timeframe of this promotion (June 1-30) to earn the extra Stampin’ Rewards


Here’s a link to a flyer with all the details!

Interested in being a host and gathering up those host dollars – but…you don’t live in Fayetteville, GA?!?

Now’s a great time do to a Catalog Launch Party!

1.  Gather up some friends – near or far
2.  I’ll send them a new 2017-2018 Annual Catalog
3.  We’ll give them some time to browse and pick their favorites
4.  They place their orders thru my online store, using the Host Code I’ll give them
5.  YOU cash in when you close your Workshop!

Easy Peasy!


 


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 more pictures from Wayne.  Sorry! 😉

TTFN

M  

Categories: Anniversary, Feminine, Thank You Cards | Tags: , , | 12 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Delightful Daisy Delight in the Round!

Happy weekend, y’all!  Hope yours is going well so far. 🙂  I thought I had to work today, but…my guys worked extra long last night and at 6:30 we realized we’d get the whole, entire, beautiful two weekend days off!!  Whoo-hoo-hoo-hoo-HOO!!! 🙂  I’m ready – and I know they sure are, too!

My card today is so quick and easy to put together – thanks to some beautiful Wood Textures DSP and Delightful Daisy DSP, a couple of stamped images from the matching Daisy Delight stamp set and some Circle Dies.  Take a look-see:

 

This unusual layout was inspired by the sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches this week.

And many of the elements were inspired by the inspiration photo from the Hand Stamped Sentiments challenge.

I had an Old Olive card base from a previous effort (that I ended up not using!) and it already had the front of the card base embossed in the new Pinewood Planks Dynamic TIEF.  It seemed sort of perfect for this one, so I just pulled it back out to use!  Sometimes it’s good to be a pack-rat!! 🙂

I started with a piece of Wood Textures DSP and ran it thru the Big Shot in the Pinewood Planks Dynamic TIEF, then I matted it on some Daffodil Delight card stock.  

After that, it was just a matter of cutting the Daffodil Delight scalloped circle mats and picking and cutting my favorite papers from the Delightful Daisy DSP.  I used the Circles Layering Framelits – making this a quick task.

Well…all but picking my favorite papers from the Delightful Daisy DSP pack.  That took a minute – too many to choose from! 🙂

I adhered everything together and then to the card front with Liquid Glue.

For my sentiment, I stamped the pretty one from Daisy Delight in Old Olive onto a Whisper White strip, snipped a banner end and then edged the whole thing with my Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Write Marker.

I cut a piece of 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon, cut the ends to a banner and attached it to my sentiment with a handheld stapler.  It’s popped on the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

To finish off, I tied a small bow with Linen Thread and attached it with a little dab of Liquid Glue, then added some Old Olive Glitter Enamel Dots, and the card front was done!

On the inside, I used the pretty little flower stamp from the Daisy Delight stamp set and stamped it a couple of times on a piece of Whisper White.  They each got a quick stem with my Old Olive Stampin’ Write Marker.  Then I cut it with another Circle Layering Framelits die and matted it on a scalloped Daffodil Delight mat.

I matted the panel on a Daffodil Delight mat and into my Old Olive card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more of the Daisy Delight flowers on the front…

…and then I added a little more of the Delightful Daisy DSP to the envelope flap.

 

Et Voila!  Even without the Daisy Punch, this Delightful Daisy Suite is wonderful and gorgeous!  And it combines so nicely with the Wood Textures DSP to make a quick and easy card.  Hope you like! 🙂

TTFN

Mary 



HOST CODE FOR 16 JUNE – 30 JUNE: SJMNP32V

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


Earn an ADDITIONAL $35 in Stampin’ Rewards During our Host Rewards Promotion!!

We’ve got a great Host Rewards Promotion fixin’ to happen in the month of June!  For workshop or individual orders of $350 – you’re going to get an EXTRA $35 in Host cash/Stampin’ Rewards to spend!!

Promotion Details

  • Promotion dates: June 1–30
  • To participate in the Book-A-Thon, join the Party Planning Facebook page by May 30.
  • Workshop, Demonstrator, Customer, and online orders all qualify for this promotion
  • Starter Kit orders do not qualify for this promotion, however the extra Stampin’ Rewards can be used towards the purchase of the Starter Kit.
  • The qualifying amount must be reached with commissionable merchandise prior to shipping and tax
  • The additional Stampin’ Rewards offered during this promotion will only be awarded once per order
  • Make sure you open and close your orders during the timeframe of this promotion (June 1-30) to earn the extra Stampin’ Rewards


Here’s a link to a flyer with all the details!

Interested in being a host and gathering up those host dollars – but…you don’t live in Fayetteville, GA?!?

Now’s a great time do to a Catalog Launch Party!

1.  Gather up some friends – near or far
2.  I’ll send them a new 2017-2018 Annual Catalog
3.  We’ll give them some time to browse and pick their favorites
4.  They place their orders thru my online store, using the Host Code I’ll give them
5.  YOU cash in when you close your Workshop!

Easy Peasy!


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Old Olive Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, score and fold at 4 1/4″)

Daffodil Delight Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3″ Scallop, 2 3/8″ Scallop; 1 1/8″ scallop (circle mats on front); 1 3/4″ scallop (mat for inside circle)

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); 3/4″ x 3 1/2″ (sentiment banner); 1 5/8″ circle (inside circle)  
Wood Textures DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front)  Delightful Daisy DSP: 2 5/8″ circle, 1 7/8″ circle, 1″ circle (circles 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…No more pictures from Wayne.  Sorry! 😉

TTFN

M  

Categories: Feminine, Thank You Cards | Tags: , , , , | 12 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Floral Statements and a Graceful Garden Thanks

Good mornin’, y’all!  It’s Friday!  I’d say…whooo-hoo!…but, I have to work tomorrow, so…kinda pointless!  I hope that you do not and that you’ve got something fun planned!

So, I saw a beautiful card over on Billie Moan’s Rambling Rose Studio blogsite (you can see that one right here) and I thought it was so beautiful that I wanted to give it a shot.  

Well.  I did.  Give it a shot.  Let’s just say I’m not even on the target with Billie’s beautiful card.  But I did some Watercolor Pencil coloring with the new Floral Statements and Graceful Gardens and it turned out okay.  Take a look-see:

My layout was loosely inspired by the sketch at TGIF Challenges.

I made a mat for my card by stamping the new Burlap Background image in Crumb Cake ink on a panel of Crumb Cake card stock.  Then I tore the edges and sponged them with more Crumb Cake.

The art is from the Floral Statements stamp set – this is another one that I wanted the second I saw it!  I stamped it in Crumb Cake ink on another piece of Crumb Cake card stock.  Then I used my Crumb Cake Stampin’ Write Marker to darken and emphasize the letters.

I colored the flowers with my Watercolor Pencils.  First, I colored them all in with the White pencil.  Then I added Calypso Coral or Melon Mambo, adding shading as I went along.  The leaves are done with the Old Olive Watercolor Pencil only – no first layer in white.  I touched up the flower outlines with my Soft Suede Marker.

Using my ruler and fine-tip end of the Soft Suede Marker, I added the “frame” around the flowers and sponged the edges with Crumb Cake.  Then I added a length of Old Olive 1/8″ Sheer Ribbon around the panel, securing it in the back with scotch tape.

I SNAILd the panel to the Burlap-stamped mat and adhered an Old Olive 1/8″ Sheer Ribbon bow to it with a Glue Dot and the card front was done!

On the inside, I made another Crumb Cake mat by stamping it with the Burlap image in Crumb Cake, tearing the edges and then sponging them with more Crumb Cake.  I stamped a few images from the Graceful Garden stamp set onto a second Crumb Cake panel, coloring them in the same manner as the flowers on the front.  I also added a Soft Suede “frame”.

My card base is Soft Suede – and I embossed the front of it in the Pinewood Planks Dynamic TIEF, just to add a little more texture to my card!  Then I SNAILd my mat and inner liner on the inside, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals, and the card was done!

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got another flower from the Graceful Garden stamp set, in Crumb Cake, on the front…

…and some Graceful Gardens leaves on the envelope flap.  I left all these images in Crumb Cake so the flowers on the inside would pop even more!

Et Voila!  I was right!  This Floral Statements stamp set is flat out gorgeous!  One stamp – huge impact!  And the Graceful Gardens set complements it beautifully!!  Hope you like!

TTFN

Mary 



HOST CODE FOR 16 JUNE – 30 JUNE: SJMNP32V

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


Earn an ADDITIONAL $35 in Stampin’ Rewards During our Host Rewards Promotion!!

We’ve got a great Host Rewards Promotion fixin’ to happen in the month of June!  For workshop or individual orders of $350 – you’re going to get an EXTRA $35 in Host cash/Stampin’ Rewards to spend!!

Promotion Details

  • Promotion dates: June 1–30
  • To participate in the Book-A-Thon, join the Party Planning Facebook page by May 30.
  • Workshop, Demonstrator, Customer, and online orders all qualify for this promotion
  • Starter Kit orders do not qualify for this promotion, however the extra Stampin’ Rewards can be used towards the purchase of the Starter Kit.
  • The qualifying amount must be reached with commissionable merchandise prior to shipping and tax
  • The additional Stampin’ Rewards offered during this promotion will only be awarded once per order
  • Make sure you open and close your orders during the timeframe of this promotion (June 1-30) to earn the extra Stampin’ Rewards


Here’s a link to a flyer with all the details!

Interested in being a host and gathering up those host dollars – but…you don’t live in Fayetteville, GA?!?

Now’s a great time do to a Catalog Launch Party!

1.  Gather up some friends – near or far
2.  I’ll send them a new 2017-2018 Annual Catalog
3.  We’ll give them some time to browse and pick their favorites
4.  They place their orders thru my online store, using the Host Code I’ll give them
5.  YOU cash in when you close your Workshop!

Easy Peasy!


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Soft Suede Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, score and fold at 4 1/4″)

Crumb Cake Card Stock: 3 5/8″ x 5″ (front mat – torn to this size); 3″ x 4″ (front art panel); 3 7/8″ x 5″ (inner liner mat – cut to this size); 3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″ (inner liner)


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…Wayne sent me a picture!

But it’s kinda sad. 😦

Appears Finn has a hot spot.  Wayne thinks it’s ringworm, but…I’m pretty sure it’s a hot spot.

Regardless – Wayne’s putting medicine on it.

And Finn wants it off.

But it has to stay on.

Thus…

Poor puppy!

Seriously.  He’s got “poor pitiful me” down to an art form!!  🙂

TTFN

M  

Categories: Feminine, Thank You Cards | Tags: , , , | 18 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Marbled Tranquil Tulips

Happy Hawwmp day, y’all, from sunny/rainy/cloudy/sunny/breezy/humid/pleasant/rainy Florida.  The weather has been changeable at best!  Humid almost always.  Much more so than I like, to be honest.

And the no-seeums are everywhere! And –  I can totally see-um.  So why the name?  It’s kinda dumb.

My card for today is very springy-summery.  And uses a lovely new Host Set – the Tranquil Tulips set.  On top of that – or on the bottom, as the case my be – I used the new Marbled background stamp.  I love background stamps!  Take a look-see:

My layout – and the tulips –  are inspired by the sketch and photo at the Fusion Challenge.

And the color scheme (even though it really works with the Fusion picture, too!) is from The Paper Players challenge.

I started by sponging Pool Party and Daffodil Delight ink onto the Marbled Background stamp using my Sponge Daubers.  I didn’t do a lot of planning on where I was putting color – just kind of randomly sponged it on.  Then I stamped it onto a Whisper White panel for my card front.  It’s a very soft color scheme!

I SNAILd the Marbled panel to a Daffodil Delight mat.

For my art work, I cut a smaller piece of Whisper White card stock and used my Paper Trimmer to create the angled bottom.  

Then I started stamping flowers!  Both the tulip and the small blue flower are two-step images.  I stamped the Tranquil Tulip tulip in Daffodil Delight and the smaller flower in Pool Party – both steps in the same color.  The stamps themselves create the shading!  I did use my Pool Party Stampin’ Write Marker to darken the small flowers a little!

I stamped the stems in Lemon-Lime Twist and called it good on the flowers!

To make the “lace” border, I used the new Decorative Ribbon Border punch to cut out a few strips of Whisper White.  I snipped them to size and used Liquid Glue to adhere them on the backside of my panel.  Then I popped the whole thing over the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

To finish it off,  I tied a little bow from the new Lemon-Lime Twist 1/4″ Ombre Ribbon and attached it with a Glue Dot.  I dithered a little about adding another embellishment of some sort, but decided to leave it clean.  So, that was it for the card front.

On the inside, I added a few more Tranquil Tulip flowers in Daffodil Delight, Pool Party and Lemon-Lime Twist on a Whisper White panel.  And I added a sentiment from the Feather Together stamp set – stamping it in Lemon-Lime Twist.

I matted the panel on Daffodil Delight and into my Thick Whisper White card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals, and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got some more Tranquil Tulip flowers on the front…

…and a little more of the Daffodil Delight and Pool Party Marbled Background on the envelope flap.  Plus a few more Pool Party flowers (I gave each of them a quick “stem” with my Lemon-Lime Twist Stampin’ Write Marker)!

Et Voila!  I think the Marbled Background stamp, done in Daffodil Delight and Pool Party is a beautiful, soft base for the pretty Tranquil Tulips, don’t you?  Hope you like!

TTFN

Mary 



HOST CODE FOR 1 JUNE – 15 JUNE:  YZJ2HB6A

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


2017-2019 Annual Catalog Launch Ordering Special – Ends Tomorrow!!

 

Until the close-of-business on 15 JuneI’m offering DOUBLE Peppermint Points on all orders over $50 (before shipping and tax) placed thru my Online Store.

But wait!!  There’s MORE!!  😳😳😳

If your order is over $100 (before shipping and tax blah blah) – then I’ll pick up your shipping!!

Yep – you read me right.  Order over $100 and I’ll give you DOUBLE Peppermint Rewards Points (that’ll be at least EIGHT points!) AND FREE SHIPPING!!

These specials are all in addition to the gifts that all my customers receive…

  • My usual $10 gift of your choice as an ordering thank you
  • And, of course, one of my handmade cards and envelopes – left blank so you can use it yourself.  Or CASE it!!


 Here are the three ways  you can order and receive your free shipping rebate:

  •  Place your $100+ order directly through my online store, and:

– Provide me with your mailing address and I’ll send you a check to rebate your shipping costs

or

– Provide me with your PayPal account e-mail and I’ll send you your rebate via PayPal

  • Send me your order via email, I’ll deduct the shipping costs and send you an invoice through PayPal.
  • Send me your order via email and let me know that you’d prefer to pay with a credit card.  I’ll contact you to make arrangements and I’ll deduct the shipping costs from your order total.

If you place your order online, don’t forget to add my host code  (if your order is under $150) to get your free gift!  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.


Earn an ADDITIONAL $35 in Stampin’ Rewards During our Host Rewards Promotion!!

We’ve got a great Host Rewards Promotion fixin’ to happen in the month of June!  For workshop or individual orders of $350 – you’re going to get an EXTRA $35 in Host cash/Stampin’ Rewards to spend!!

Promotion Details

  • Promotion dates: June 1–30
  • To participate in the Book-A-Thon, join the Party Planning Facebook page by May 30.
  • Workshop, Demonstrator, Customer, and online orders all qualify for this promotion
  • Starter Kit orders do not qualify for this promotion, however the extra Stampin’ Rewards can be used towards the purchase of the Starter Kit.
  • The qualifying amount must be reached with commissionable merchandise prior to shipping and tax
  • The additional Stampin’ Rewards offered during this promotion will only be awarded once per order
  • Make sure you open and close your orders during the timeframe of this promotion (June 1-30) to earn the extra Stampin’ Rewards


Here’s a link to a flyer with all the details!

Interested in being a host and gathering up those host dollars – but…you don’t live in Fayetteville, GA?!?

Now’s a great time do to a Catalog Launch Party!

1.  Gather up some friends – near or far
2.  I’ll send them a new 2017-2018 Annual Catalog
3.  We’ll give them some time to browse and pick their favorites
4.  They place their orders thru my online store, using the Host Code I’ll give them
5.  YOU cash in when you close your Workshop!

Easy Peasy!


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:<!— TAMS Start — 


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Thick Whisper White Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, score and fold at 4 1/4″)

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

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); 3″ x 3 7/8″ (art layer – angled and cut to 2 1/4″ on each side to make the angle); Decorative Ribbon Border Punch


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 a break for a minute.  We’ll be back in August – or if Wayne sends me some pictures and stories!!

TTFN

M  

Categories: Any Occasion, Feminine, For You, Friendship, Ordering Special!, Thinking Of You | Tags: , , , | 18 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Triple Time Flirty Flowers Note Card

Happy Monday, y’all!  First day at work here in Florida – will start to get into the rhythm of work/card making/blogging.  And will hopefully be able to start figuring when I can do my Facebook Live videos!

Speaking of which – here’s the link to the video on YouTube.  If you were able to join me last night – thanks much, I really appreciate it!  If not – you can check out the how-to’s and where-for’s in the video!  I also gave everyone a peek of my hotel-room setup at the end.  Enjoy – and apologies for a few blurry spots and video freezes.  Hotel wi-fi…. 😉

This is the card we worked on last night.  It uses the so-cute new stamp set called Flirty Flowers.  And it’s done in all the new In Colors!  Take  a look-see:

The color scheme was inspired by the Fab Friday color challenge this week!

If you’ve never tried the Triple Time technique – be sure to watch the video – it explains it, and it’s really easy to do!  And, it has the added benefit of looking like it’s hard!  It’s an impressive card that’s sure to make the recipient think you’re a card-making genius.  You don’t have to tell them how easy it is! 🙂

All the stamped images on this one are from the Flirty Flowers stamp set.  The sentiment is stamped in Berry Burst.  The large flower was done with the Marker-to-Stamp technique with Powder Pink and Lemon Lime Twist.  The smallest flower is stamped in Tranquil Tide.

I’ve matted the card layers with Fresh Fig card stock, and used a piece of Thick Very Vanilla card stock for the card base.

On the inside of the card, I added a couple more of the Flirty Flowers image on a piece of Very Vanilla card stock.

It’s matted on Fresh Fig and then SNAILd into the card base.  I also SNAILd the card front on – it’s already got a double layer of Stampin’ Dimensionals – and the Thick Very Vanilla card base!

I repeated the Flirty Flowers image on the front of my Very Vanilla Medium Envelope…

…and on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Easy peasy!  And I’m just loving this Flirty Flowers stamp set – you should probably plan to see more of it in the near future!!  Hope you like!

Be sure to take advantage of my Ordering Special – only a few more days!  And there’s also the Host special from Stampin’ Up! – so this is a great time to be grabbing up all the pretties in the new catalog!

TTFN

Mary 



HOST CODE FOR 1 JUNE – 15 JUNE:  YZJ2HB6A

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


2017-2019 Annual Catalog Launch Ordering Special – Ends This Week!!

Until the close-of-business on 15 JuneI’m offering DOUBLE Peppermint Points on all orders over $50 (before shipping and tax) placed thru my Online Store.

But wait!!  There’s MORE!!  😳😳😳

If your order is over $100 (before shipping and tax blah blah) – then I’ll pick up your shipping!!

Yep – you read me right.  Order over $100 and I’ll give you DOUBLE Peppermint Rewards Points (that’ll be at least EIGHT points!) AND FREE SHIPPING!!

These specials are all in addition to the gifts that all my customers receive…

  • My usual $10 gift of your choice as an ordering thank you
  • And, of course, one of my handmade cards and envelopes – left blank so you can use it yourself.  Or CASE it!!


 Here are the three ways  you can order and receive your free shipping rebate:

  •  Place your $100+ order directly through my online store, and:

– Provide me with your mailing address and I’ll send you a check to rebate your shipping costs

or

– Provide me with your PayPal account e-mail and I’ll send you your rebate via PayPal

  • Send me your order via email, I’ll deduct the shipping costs and send you an invoice through PayPal.
  • Send me your order via email and let me know that you’d prefer to pay with a credit card.  I’ll contact you to make arrangements and I’ll deduct the shipping costs from your order total.

If you place your order online, don’t forget to add my host code  (if your order is under $150) to get your free gift!  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.


Earn an ADDITIONAL $35 in Stampin’ Rewards During our Host Rewards Promotion!!

We’ve got a great Host Rewards Promotion fixin’ to happen in the month of June!  For workshop or individual orders of $350 – you’re going to get an EXTRA $35 in Host cash/Stampin’ Rewards to spend!!

Promotion Details

  • Promotion dates: June 1–30
  • To participate in the Book-A-Thon, join the Party Planning Facebook page by May 30.
  • Workshop, Demonstrator, Customer, and online orders all qualify for this promotion
  • Starter Kit orders do not qualify for this promotion, however the extra Stampin’ Rewards can be used towards the purchase of the Starter Kit.
  • The qualifying amount must be reached with commissionable merchandise prior to shipping and tax
  • The additional Stampin’ Rewards offered during this promotion will only be awarded once per order
  • Make sure you open and close your orders during the timeframe of this promotion (June 1-30) to earn the extra Stampin’ Rewards


Here’s a link to a flyer with all the details!

Interested in being a host and gathering up those host dollars – but…you don’t live in Fayetteville, GA?!?

Now’s a great time do to a Catalog Launch Party!

1.  Gather up some friends – near or far
2.  I’ll send them a new 2017-2018 Annual Catalog
3.  We’ll give them some time to browse and pick their favorites
4.  They place their orders thru my online store, using the Host Code I’ll give them
5.  YOU cash in when you close your Workshop!

Easy Peasy!


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT: 


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

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

Fresh Fig Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3″ x 4″ (mat for middle layer); 2″ x 2 3/4″ (mat for sentiment layer)

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); 2 7/8″ x 3 7/8″ (middle layer); 1 7/8″ x 2 5/8″ (sentiment layer)

 


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 a break for a minute.  We’ll be back in August – or if Wayne sends me some pictures and stories!!

TTFN

M  

Categories: Any Occasion, Congratulations, Everyday, Feminine, Friendship, Happy Birthday, Just a Note, Ordering Special! | Tags: , , | 18 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Triple Time Flirty Flowers Sneak Peek

Mornin’ y’all – from Ft. Walton Beach!  I got here safely and in good time.  I checked out my “view” – the folks with the true water view paid a little more for their room than Uncle Sam was going to let me pay.  So… I got….


See it?  Look close – across the parking lot….thru the bank lot…yep.  There it is!! 🙂

Then I schlepped all my stuff up…

Took three trips – which I thought was pretty good, considering!

I started spreading it all out.  Here’s the before picture….

 

Tonight I’ll give you a quick tour of the end result!

And – I’ll be sharing how to make this card…

Ha!  Did you really think I was going to show you the whole thing?!?  Nope!

Join me tonight at 8pm eastern on my Facebook page for a live video to see this card in its entirety!  Here’s a link right to my Stamps-N-Lingers page.  And I’ll post all the card cuts and a link to the video tomorrow!  And probably a few pictures of “how to set up a stampin’ shop in a hotel”!!  🙂  

Hope to see you tonight!

TTFN

Mary 



HOST CODE FOR 1 JUNE – 15 JUNE:  YZJ2HB6A

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


2017-2019 Annual Catalog Launch Ordering Special!

 

Until the close-of-business on 15 JuneI’m offering DOUBLE Peppermint Points on all orders over $50 (before shipping and tax) placed thru my Online Store.

But wait!!  There’s MORE!!  😳😳😳

If your order is over $100 (before shipping and tax blah blah) – then I’ll pick up your shipping!!

Yep – you read me right.  Order over $100 and I’ll give you DOUBLE Peppermint Rewards Points (that’ll be at least EIGHT points!) AND FREE SHIPPING!!

These specials are all in addition to the gifts that all my customers receive…

  • My usual $10 gift of your choice as an ordering thank you
  • And, of course, one of my handmade cards and envelopes – left blank so you can use it yourself.  Or CASE it!!


 Here are the three ways  you can order and receive your free shipping rebate:

  •  Place your $100+ order directly through my online store, and:

– Provide me with your mailing address and I’ll send you a check to rebate your shipping costs

or

– Provide me with your PayPal account e-mail and I’ll send you your rebate via PayPal

  • Send me your order via email, I’ll deduct the shipping costs and send you an invoice through PayPal.
  • Send me your order via email and let me know that you’d prefer to pay with a credit card.  I’ll contact you to make arrangements and I’ll deduct the shipping costs from your order total.

If you place your order online, don’t forget to add my host code  (if your order is under $150) to get your free gift!  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.


Earn an ADDITIONAL $35 in Stampin’ Rewards During our Host Rewards Promotion!!

We’ve got a great Host Rewards Promotion fixin’ to happen in the month of June!  For workshop or individual orders of $350 – you’re going to get an EXTRA $35 in Host cash/Stampin’ Rewards to spend!!

Promotion Details

  • Promotion dates: June 1–30
  • To participate in the Book-A-Thon, join the Party Planning Facebook page by May 30.
  • Workshop, Demonstrator, Customer, and online orders all qualify for this promotion
  • Starter Kit orders do not qualify for this promotion, however the extra Stampin’ Rewards can be used towards the purchase of the Starter Kit.
  • The qualifying amount must be reached with commissionable merchandise prior to shipping and tax
  • The additional Stampin’ Rewards offered during this promotion will only be awarded once per order
  • Make sure you open and close your orders during the timeframe of this promotion (June 1-30) to earn the extra Stampin’ Rewards


Here’s a link to a flyer with all the details!

Interested in being a host and gathering up those host dollars – but…you don’t live in Fayetteville, GA?!?

Now’s a great time do to a Catalog Launch Party!

1.  Gather up some friends – near or far
2.  I’ll send them a new 2017-2018 Annual Catalog
3.  We’ll give them some time to browse and pick their favorites
4.  They place their orders thru my online store, using the Host Code I’ll give them
5.  YOU cash in when you close your Workshop!

Easy Peasy!


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 don’t have any new pictures today.

I have to share a sad thing, though.  After I got here, I FaceTimed with Wayne.

I wanted to say hi to Finn – so Wayne turned the camera/phone so Finn could see it and I said “Hi Finny!!  Hi!!”.  

He started running thru the house looking for me.

I almost cried.

He was looking everywhere.

And I was in the phone.

Which I think dog-eyes maybe can’t see.

I’m a bad mother…  😦 😦 😦

TTFN

M

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Stampin’ Up! Whole Lot of Lovely Happy Birthday!

Okay folks – NOW I really am packed and ready to roll.

Well – maybe I need to add a suitcase – hopefully with clean clothes in it.

But otherwise I’m completely ready to roll!

Before I hit the road, though, I have a quick little card to share.  Folks – when you need a card quick, lean hard and heavy on our beautiful Designer Papers!  Yesterday I used the Petal Garden DSP Stack.  Today?  It’s the Whole Lot of Lovely DSP – and I added a quick and bold Happy Birthday Thinlit die cut.  Take a look-see:

The layout for this one comes from the Freshly Made Sketches challenge this week.

I started out by picking one of the prettiest designs in the Whole Lot of Lovely DSP (in my opinion, of course!!).  Once I had the base for my card, I used the coordinating colors – so handy that they’re printed in the catalog and on the paper packaging!! – and cut a Tangerine Tango card front.

I embossed that panel in the new and beautiful Layered Leaves Dynamic TIEF.

Next up, I cut two pieces of my Whole Lot of Lovely DSP and matted them both on Powder Pink card stock.  Then I popped them both over my embossed Tangerine Tango card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

For my sentiment, I cut the Happy Birthday Thinlits die cut from a piece of Pool Party card stock and adhered it with Liquid Glue.  It looked a little…plain…to me, so I called up Stella and brushed the Clear Glitter all over the die cut,

I tied a small bow from the new Pool Party 3/8″ Shimmer Ribbon and adhered it with a Glue Dot.  And that was it for the card front!

On the inside, I used a flower image from Oh So Eclectic, and stamped it a few times in stamped-off-once Tangerine Tango across the bottom of a Whisper White panel.  I lightly colored each flower with my Blender Pen – picking up Powder Pink ink from the top of the ink pad lid.  Then I used my Soft Suede Stampin’ Write Marker to lightly color the flower centers.

I SNAILd the panel to a Calypso Coral mat and into my Pool Party card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more of the Oh So Eclectic flowers across the front…

 

…and some Whole Lot of Lovely DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I think this catalog has some of the prettiest designer papers of any that I’ve seen.  And so many of them!  This Whole Lot of Lovely is going to be a real winner – the designs with the black backgrounds are especially stunning!  And don’t forget about the uber-cool Oh So Eclectic stamp set and Happy Birthday Thinlits die.  Hope you like!

TTFN

Mary 



HOST CODE FOR 1 JUNE – 15 JUNE:  YZJ2HB6A

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


2017-2019 Annual Catalog Launch Ordering Special – just a few more days!!

Until the close-of-business on 15 JuneI’m offering DOUBLE Peppermint Points on all orders over $50 (before shipping and tax) placed thru my Online Store.

But wait!!  There’s MORE!!  😳😳😳

If your order is over $100 (before shipping and tax blah blah) – then I’ll pick up your shipping!!

Yep – you read me right.  Order over $100 and I’ll give you DOUBLE Peppermint Rewards Points (that’ll be at least EIGHT points!) AND FREE SHIPPING!!

These specials are all in addition to the gifts that all my customers receive…

  • My usual $10 gift of your choice as an ordering thank you
  • And, of course, one of my handmade cards and envelopes – left blank so you can use it yourself.  Or CASE it!!


 Here are the three ways  you can order and receive your free shipping rebate:

  •  Place your $100+ order directly through my online store, and:

– Provide me with your mailing address and I’ll send you a check to rebate your shipping costs

or

– Provide me with your PayPal account e-mail and I’ll send you your rebate via PayPal

  • Send me your order via email, I’ll deduct the shipping costs and send you an invoice through PayPal.
  • Send me your order via email and let me know that you’d prefer to pay with a credit card.  I’ll contact you to make arrangements and I’ll deduct the shipping costs from your order total.

If you place your order online, don’t forget to add my host code  (if your order is under $150) to get your free gift!  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.


Earn an ADDITIONAL $35 in Stampin’ Rewards During our Host Rewards Promotion!!

We’ve got a great Host Rewards Promotion fixin’ to happen in the month of June!  For workshop or individual orders of $350 – you’re going to get an EXTRA $35 in Host cash/Stampin’ Rewards to spend!!

Promotion Details

  • Promotion dates: June 1–30
  • To participate in the Book-A-Thon, join the Party Planning Facebook page by May 30.
  • Workshop, Demonstrator, Customer, and online orders all qualify for this promotion
  • Starter Kit orders do not qualify for this promotion, however the extra Stampin’ Rewards can be used towards the purchase of the Starter Kit.
  • The qualifying amount must be reached with commissionable merchandise prior to shipping and tax
  • The additional Stampin’ Rewards offered during this promotion will only be awarded once per order
  • Make sure you open and close your orders during the timeframe of this promotion (June 1-30) to earn the extra Stampin’ Rewards


Here’s a link to a flyer with all the details!

Interested in being a host and gathering up those host dollars – but…you don’t live in Fayetteville, GA?!?

Now’s a great time do to a Catalog Launch Party!

1.  Gather up some friends – near or far
2.  I’ll send them a new 2017-2018 Annual Catalog
3.  We’ll give them some time to browse and pick their favorites
4.  They place their orders thru my online store, using the Host Code I’ll give them
5.  YOU cash in when you close your Workshop!

Easy Peasy!


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT: 


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Pool Party Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, score and fold at 5 1/2″)

Calypso Coral Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (card front and mat for inner liner)

Powder Pink Card Stock: 1 1/4″ x 3 3/8 (mat for top DSP panel); 3 1/8″ x 3 3/8″ (mat for bottom DSP panel)

Whole Lot of Lovely DSP:  1 1/8″ x 3 1/4″ (top DSP panel); 3″ x 3 1/4″ (bottom DSP panel); Envelope flap

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

Pool Party Card Stock:  Happy Birthday Thinlit die cut


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 morning we played at the pond.

He swam and swam – it’s funny because he just goes padding about like a person doing laps.  Not going after anything or even going anywhere.  Just swimming because he can.

He finally got tired, though, and shared that with me in his usual way.

I’m done for a minute, Mom. 😉

That evening, I went and picked up the rental car.  Blessing #1:  I got an SUV. 🙂

Blessing #2:  all my stuff fits!

There’s even room for a suitcase!

Check out those cool new Paper Crates from StampNStorage!  I bought two of them with the 12″ x 12″ hanging file folders.  I have some of every color of card stock and all the DSPs – and Glimmer Paper – and Foil! – all nicely contained and protected!  And the cutouts mean the boxes are much much lighter than the normal paper holders.  Perfect for traveling!

Finn spent some time in the driver’s seat – giving me the look.  I couldn’t even take a picture.  He knows something is up and he doesn’t like it one single bit.

I’m sure going to miss his sweet self. 😦

TTFN

M  

P.S.  One of the things I packed was my camera phone stand/holder – so I’ll still be doing videos from Florida!  Planning on the first one tomorrow night at 8pm Eastern (fingers crossed I get the time conversion right!).  I’ve got a fun card to share and I’ll give you a tour of my hotel stamping area.  Hope I’ll see you then!

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