Feminine

Stampin’ Up! Cake Soiree Sneak Peek Fun Fold Birthday

I’m not even going to mention that today is one week – exactly! – before Christmas!  About this time next week, kids will be tearing down stairs and jumping on beds waking parents and anxious to see what Santa brought!

With any luck, the Post Office Santa will deliver the packages I’m sending TODAY (late much, Mary!?!) before Christmas.

And – to be clear – I mean THIS Christmas!! 😉

I hope you’re all ready and just settling back and enjoying the season at this point!  And – to help make it even merrier…head over to the Clearance Rack!  Stampin’ Up! just announced a refresh of the goodies – with savings up to 70% off!!  So – take a minute and stock up!  Merry Christmas to you! 

If you were able to join me last night for my Facebook Live video, thanks so much (and many apologies for the repeat of the “the internet incident”!  I do not know what the deal is! 😦 ) – I appreciate you spending part of your last-Sunday-before-Christmas with me!  If not, but you’d like to see the re-play, here’s the link to it on YouTube (sorry that the first 10 min is gone)!

I used the coming-to-the-2018-Occaisons-Catalog bundle called Cake Soiree to make a fun-fold Birthday card.  Take a look-see:

This is a pretty easy fold to do – all the “hard” work is in a couple of cuts for the front!  All of which I show on the video! 🙂

One of the cool new goodies in the 2018 Occasions Catalog is the Sweet Soiree Embellishment Kit.  It contains printed card stock flower and number cut outs, silver-embossed Vellum cut-outs, some pretty tassels and mini clothespins, a length of Marina Mist 3/8″ Scalloped Velvet Ribbon and some silver Washi Tape.  In a word – it’s awesome!  

I used parts of the kit for this card – the Daffodil Delight cake on the front and the Silver Embossed Vellum flowers I decorated it with.  On the inside, those gorgeous flowers are some of the larger Vellum flowers – colored with my Stampin’ Blends in Old Olive, Calypso Coral, Rich Razzleberry.  I cut a rose from Silver Foil with the die in the Sweet Cake Framelits and added that, too.

On the inside, I stamped the cake image from Cake Soiree in Versamark on the inside of the cake cutout and heat embossed it in Silver.  Then I colored it with my Blends!

The sentiment on the front and inner liner are from a single sentiment stamp in Cake Soiree.  They’re both heat embossed in Silver.

I decorated a Whisper White Medium Envelope with one of the beautiful card stock cut out flowers in the Sweet Soiree Embellishment Kit – adhering it with Liquid Glue…

…and then I embossed the envelope flap in the same Petal Pairs TIEF that I used on the card front and sponged it with Daffodil Delight and Lemon Lime Twist.

Et Voila!  I know it’s hard to see how to make this with words and pictures – so do take a minute to watch the video!  And be adding all these wonderful goodies from the Sweet Soiree Suite to your wish list for January!  Hope you like!

TTFN

Mary


HOST CODE FOR 16 DEC – 31 DEC: 4XMKUCKG

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.


Only a Couple Spots Left in My Next Online Host Club – Let me Know if You Want One of Them…

 


Sale-A-Bration is Coming and that’s a GREAT time to get Host Benefits!

 

Would you like to receive host benefits ? Would you like to build up your Stampin’ Up! tool chest a little at a time?  Well then – an Online Host Club might be the perfect solution for you!

My next club will start up on 3 Jan (coincidently with the arrival of the 2018 Occasions Catalog and the start of Sale-A-Bration!) and I have a few openings available.

How does it work?  Well – at a glance…

You sign up for a 6 month term and agree to:

  • Place a $25.00 minimum order each month
  • Place your order by the 20th of each month
  • Use the Host code I’ll provide in an email sent out at the beginning of each month

And what do you get in return?

  • Based on a random draw, you’ll be the “host” for one of the six months
  • In your month, you’ll be guaranteed a workshop total of $150 – meaning no less than $15 in Stampin’ Rewards for you to spend!
  • In your Host month, your order ships FREE!
  • When you place a host club order – which you’ll do each month – you’ll get DOUBLE peppermints for that order!  So – if all you did was place your $25 order for the six months, you’d end up with 12 Peppermints.  Most folks end up with all 16 (and then some) – and earn a free $40 gift!
  • At the end of the club, you’ll get to choose a free stamp set up to $20!
  • And – you get first dibs on the next Online Club!
  • FREE monthly tutorial with 4-5 projects – and access to all the past tutorials on my  website!
  • FREE catalogs during your membership term

Sound like something you’d be interested in? Let me know quick – spots are filling up fast!


2018 Occasions Catalog Shares are Now 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 from a new Stampin’ Up! catalog!  

I’ll place our Shares order first jump out of the box on 3 Jan 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 during the week of 8 Jan!

We’ve got new Designer Series Papers, new ribbons and trims and all sorts of fun embellishments!  

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!!).  You can see everything included in each share type and find a handy sign-up sheet on my 2018 Occasions Catalog Shares page!


Do You Need an Occasions and Sale-A-Bration Catalog?! 

My catalogs are here and they’ve headed out the door to my customers.  If you’re not a current customer of mine but would like to be, you can request your copies of the catalogs on my Contact page right here.  And – of course, when you place an order over $50, you’ll get one, too!


The Great Year-End Sale Is Underway!

Hey, folks!  Grab these goodies – before they’re gone!

Check out the Retiring and Surplus Items List….  

 

Get all the details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page – or go right to the Year End Sale goodies in my Online Store!


THE RESERVATION WINDOW IS OPEN!

 

 As was previously announced, this second reservation window will remain open from December 5–30; however, during this reservation period we will take as many orders as we receive (yay!) and not close the window until December 30. So whether the total number of reservations is 100 or 100,000, the window will stay open!

We can’t wait for you to get your hands on your very own Stamparatus and look forward to seeing the projects you’ll make with this incredible stamping tool. 

I’ve got all the information over on my Promotions page – including a super little video with lots of information on this wonderful new stamp placement tool.  Be sure to check it out – peruse the how-to-reserve-your-Stamparatus tutorial you’ll find there, and then get your reservation in before the 30th!!


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT

The Cake Soiree stamp set and Sweet Cake Framelits, plus the Sweet Soiree Embellishment Kit, will all be available on 3 Jan!


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Thick Whisper White Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, scored and folded at 4 1/4″ and cut/scored at 2 1/8″ on the front panel); 

Pear Pizzazz Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/8″ (mat for inner liner)

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

Finn and I’ve been working on some agility “moves”.

Well.  I’m “working”.  He’s playing!  Which is how training should be for the dog-partner, yes?

One of the things is sending him to jump onto flat surfaces and wait.

So – I send him to whatever I can find.

He goes.  Turns.  Watches me for the “click” and the cookie.

It’s all about the cookies. 🙂

Is it just me, or does it look like he’s wondering…what kind of loon for a mother did I get, anyway??

Or is that just …sheesh, Mom, hurry up with that cookie!

TTFN

M

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Stampin’ Up! Cake Soiree Video Sneak Peek

Mornin’, y’all!  Do you realize that Christmas Eve is ONE WEEK from today?!  Holy Smokes!

I have managed to progress to about an October-level of readiness, so…there’s that.  With luck I’ll get everything packaged up today and out the door tomorrow.

Oh wait.  I still have to bake….

sigh….

Be that as it may – tonight I’ll be hanging with you guys on my Facebook Live video!  Whoo-hoo!  I’m making a fun-fold Birthday card with the Cake Soiree bundle from the 2018 Occasions Catalog.  Take a sneaky peek:

I’ll be Live at 8pm Eastern on my Stamps-N-Lingers Facebook page – here’s a link!

Hope your day goes well – and that I’ll see you tonight! 🙂

TTFN

Mary  


HOST CODE FOR 16 DEC – 31 DEC: 4XMKUCKG

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.


Only a Couple Spots Left in My Next Online Host Club – Let me Know if You Want One of Them…

 


Sale-A-Bration is Coming and that’s a GREAT time to get Host Benefits!

 

Would you like to receive host benefits ? Would you like to build up your Stampin’ Up! tool chest a little at a time?  Well then – an Online Host Club might be the perfect solution for you!

My next club will start up on 3 Jan (coincidently with the arrival of the 2018 Occasions Catalog and the start of Sale-A-Bration!) and I have a few openings available.

How does it work?  Well – at a glance…

You sign up for a 6 month term and agree to:

  • Place a $25.00 minimum order each month
  • Place your order by the 20th of each month
  • Use the Host code I’ll provide in an email sent out at the beginning of each month

And what do you get in return?

  • Based on a random draw, you’ll be the “host” for one of the six months
  • In your month, you’ll be guaranteed a workshop total of $150 – meaning no less than $15 in Stampin’ Rewards for you to spend!
  • In your Host month, your order ships FREE!
  • When you place a host club order – which you’ll do each month – you’ll get DOUBLE peppermints for that order!  So – if all you did was place your $25 order for the six months, you’d end up with 12 Peppermints.  Most folks end up with all 16 (and then some) – and earn a free $40 gift!
  • At the end of the club, you’ll get to choose a free stamp set up to $20!
  • And – you get first dibs on the next Online Club!
  • FREE monthly tutorial with 4-5 projects – and access to all the past tutorials on my  website!
  • FREE catalogs during your membership term

Sound like something you’d be interested in? Let me know quick – spots are filling up fast!


2018 Occasions Catalog Shares are Now 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 from a new Stampin’ Up! catalog!  

I’ll place our Shares order first jump out of the box on 3 Jan 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 during the week of 8 Jan!

We’ve got new Designer Series Papers, new ribbons and trims and all sorts of fun embellishments!  

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!!).  You can see everything included in each share type and find a handy sign-up sheet on my 2018 Occasions Catalog Shares page!


Do You Need an Occasions and Sale-A-Bration Catalog?! 

My catalogs are here and they’ve headed out the door to my customers.  If you’re not a current customer of mine but would like to be, you can request your copies of the catalogs on my Contact page right here.  And – of course, when you place an order over $50, you’ll get one, too!


The Great Year-End Sale Is Underway!

Hey, folks!  Grab these goodies – before they’re gone!

Check out the Retiring and Surplus Items List….  

 

Get all the details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page – or go right to the Year End Sale goodies in my Online Store!


THE RESERVATION WINDOW IS OPEN!

 

 As was previously announced, this second reservation window will remain open from December 5–30; however, during this reservation period we will take as many orders as we receive (yay!) and not close the window until December 30. So whether the total number of reservations is 100 or 100,000, the window will stay open!

We can’t wait for you to get your hands on your very own Stamparatus and look forward to seeing the projects you’ll make with this incredible stamping tool. 

I’ve got all the information over on my Promotions page – including a super little video with lots of information on this wonderful new stamp placement tool.  Be sure to check it out – peruse the how-to-reserve-your-Stamparatus tutorial you’ll find there, and then get your reservation in before the 30th!!


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 just have one picture today.

It’s a glamour shot.

Think…Lassie on the hillside…a valiant war dog awaiting his master…White Fang….

TTFN

M

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Stampin’ Up! Heartfelt Blooms Sneak Peak!

Happy Weekend!  Hope you’ve got big plans.

Or…no plans!  Whatever will make you happy this weekend is what I hope for you!

I want to share a most gorgeous stamp set with y’all.

Hmm.  Not much to look at, really.  Hard to know how that could turn into a beautiful card, isn’t it?

Well – this is a photorealistic stamp set made using a special process (only from Stampin’ Up! OBTW).  Stampin’ Up! made a quick little video – featuring Brandy Barnard – showing how cool this stamp set is.  Check it out!

Fun, yes?

Well, after I watched the video, I took a couple of Brandy’s ideas and ran with them to make…this.  Take a look-see:

I pulled my color scheme from the challenge at the Color Throwdown.

I started with a Crumb Cake panel and inked up the gorgeous Heartfelt Blooms stamp in Crumb Cake and stamped it several times across the panel.  Then I matted it on Pear Pizzazz.

For the art panel, I stamped the large flower image in Sweet Sugarplum in the corner of a Whisper White panel.  At the same time, I stamped it again on a second piece of Whisper White.  I also stamped it once in Pear Pizzazz on the scrap Whisper White.

With those two images, I fussy cut the large Sweet Sugarplum daisy and the adjacent Pear Pizzazz leaf and sponged the edges of each fussy cut image.  With my Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blend, I colored the middle of the daisy.

I matted the art panel on Pear Pizzazz and adhered it to the card front with Fast Fuse.  With my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to guide me, I stamped the Heartfelt Blossoms sentiment in Crumb Cake ink.  Then I wrapped some Linen Thread sort of casually (that’s designer-speak for “sloppily”!!), securing it on the back with scotch tape. 

I adhered the fussy cut leaf with Liquid Glue over the same leaf in the stamped image.  Then I popped the Sweet Sugarplum flower on with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.  With my Crumb Cake Stampin’ Write Marker, I added some little dots around the flowers – just to sort of bring them out! 🙂

I tied my new go-to bow – the gorgeous (and deliberately “casual” 🙂 ) Billie Moan bow and stuck it on just so with a Glue Dot.  And that was it for the card front!

On the inside, I stamped the flower image again in the corner of a Whisper White panel and colored the center with my Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blend.

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Pear Pizzazz mat and into my Crumb Cake card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got another Sweet Sugarplum flower on the front – on this one I colored the center with my Light Daffodil Delight Blend…

…and repeated that again on the envelope flap a couple of times.

Et Voila!  Amazing how this easy-to-overlook stamp “blossoms” when you just add ink!  Heartfelt Blossoms, like Brandy said, won’t be available to buy. Nope – even better!  You’ll be able to get it for free during Sale-A-Bration!  Start making your lists, folks!  Hope you like!

TTFN

Mary


HOST CODE FOR 16 DEC – 31 DEC: 4XMKUCKG

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.


Only a Couple Spots Left in My Next Online Host Club – Let me Know if You Want One of Them…

 


Sale-A-Bration is Coming and that’s a GREAT time to get Host Benefits!

 

Would you like to receive host benefits ? Would you like to build up your Stampin’ Up! tool chest a little at a time?  Well then – an Online Host Club might be the perfect solution for you!

My next club will start up on 3 Jan (coincidently with the arrival of the 2018 Occasions Catalog and the start of Sale-A-Bration!) and I have a few openings available.

How does it work?  Well – at a glance…

You sign up for a 6 month term and agree to:

  • Place a $25.00 minimum order each month
  • Place your order by the 20th of each month
  • Use the Host code I’ll provide in an email sent out at the beginning of each month

And what do you get in return?

  • Based on a random draw, you’ll be the “host” for one of the six months
  • In your month, you’ll be guaranteed a workshop total of $150 – meaning no less than $15 in Stampin’ Rewards for you to spend!
  • In your Host month, your order ships FREE!
  • When you place a host club order – which you’ll do each month – you’ll get DOUBLE peppermints for that order!  So – if all you did was place your $25 order for the six months, you’d end up with 12 Peppermints.  Most folks end up with all 16 (and then some) – and earn a free $40 gift!
  • At the end of the club, you’ll get to choose a free stamp set up to $20!
  • And – you get first dibs on the next Online Club!
  • FREE monthly tutorial with 4-5 projects – and access to all the past tutorials on my  website!
  • FREE catalogs during your membership term

Sound like something you’d be interested in? Let me know quick – spots are filling up fast!


2018 Occasions Catalog Shares are Now 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 from a new Stampin’ Up! catalog!  

I’ll place our Shares order first jump out of the box on 3 Jan 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 during the week of 8 Jan!

We’ve got new Designer Series Papers, new ribbons and trims and all sorts of fun embellishments!  

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!!).  You can see everything included in each share type and find a handy sign-up sheet on my 2018 Occasions Catalog Shares page!


Do You Need an Occasions and Sale-A-Bration Catalog?! 

My catalogs are here and they’ve headed out the door to my customers.  If you’re not a current customer of mine but would like to be, you can request your copies of the catalogs on my Contact page right here.  And – of course, when you place an order over $50, you’ll get one, too!


The Great Year-End Sale Is Underway!

Hey, folks!  Grab these goodies – before they’re gone!

Check out the Retiring and Surplus Items List….  

 

Get all the details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page – or go right to the Year End Sale goodies in my Online Store!


THE RESERVATION WINDOW IS OPEN!

 

 As was previously announced, this second reservation window will remain open from December 5–30; however, during this reservation period we will take as many orders as we receive (yay!) and not close the window until December 30. So whether the total number of reservations is 100 or 100,000, the window will stay open!

We can’t wait for you to get your hands on your very own Stamparatus and look forward to seeing the projects you’ll make with this incredible stamping tool. 

I’ve got all the information over on my Promotions page – including a super little video with lots of information on this wonderful new stamp placement tool.  Be sure to check it out – peruse the how-to-reserve-your-Stamparatus tutorial you’ll find there, and then get your reservation in before the 30th!!


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT

Heartfelt Blossoms will be available for free with a $50 purchase during Sale-A-Braiton!


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Crumb Cake Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11′ (card base, scored and folded at 4 1/4″); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front)

Pear Pizzazz Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/8″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3″ x 4 1/4″ (mat for art panel)

Whisper White Card Stock: 2 7/8″ x 4 1/8″ (art panel); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (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  

Fleas.

Friday was Fleas Day.

Fleas Day actually started at about 9:30 the night before when I discovered the little….bugs…on my kitty, Leo.

I said a bad word (okay – three or four) and rolled the Man over on his back.

Yep.  Buried there in all his skirting and pantaloons….FLEAS!

So.  Friday became Fleas Day.  You know the drill.  Pull all the dog beds outside.  Vacuum said beds.  Spray them with flea killer.  Wash.  Twice.  Spray flea killer all over the house. avoiding the dog and cats.  Vacuum.  Thankfully this was Sonya’s day, so she did the vacuuming.

And then – the Capstar.  The kill-’em-right-this-minute-cuz-we-hate-’em pill.  Got it in the cats and Finn.  Psst – don’t tell him I used a cat pill pocket for his pill, okay?

Poor baby.  I guess the fleas weren’t too happy about the Capstar and took it out on him.  He went crazy itching!

Solution?

Yep – another trip to the Puppy Tubs.  This time with a flea shampoo surcharge…

He wasn’t impressed.

But he sat bravely for the blow dryer this time.

I said bravely.  Not happily!

When we got home, he felt lots better.  Still got some itches here and there, but…I hope we’re on the downhill side of Fleas Day.

Cuz…I hate Fleas Day! And so does the Man! 😦

TTFN

M

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Stampin’ Up! Celebrate You with a Sweet Soiree Sneak Peak Birthday!

Mornin’, y’all – it’s Friday!!  And no snow in sight for us.  Whoo-Hoo!!  

I decided I was going to give Christmas cards a rest – at least for a minute! – so I made a birthday card.  And it’s not even a Christmas-y birthday card!  Instead – it’s a straight up sneak peek from the 2018 Occasions Catalog and Sale-A-Bration flyer! These goodies will be available on 3 Jan! 🙂

I used the Sweet Soiree Memories & More Card Pack – which is a FREE item (with a $50 purchase) in the SAB flyer and the Celebrate You Thinlits (also free in SAB – but at the $100 level).  On the inside, you’ll see a sentiment from the Sweet Soiree stamp set from the Occasions catalog.  Take a look-see:

My color scheme is from this week’s Hand Stamped Sentiments color challenge.

I started by matting a piece of Whisper White card stock on a Basic Black panel for the card front.  I wrapped a length of Lemon Lime Twist 1/4″ Ombre Ribbon around the panel, securing it in the back with scotch tape.

Then I took two likely cards – these are the smaller cards (3″ x 4″) – from the Sweet Soiree Memories & More Card Pack (avail 3 Jan).  The top panel I colored with my Lemon Lime Twist Stampin’ Write Marker, and my Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight and Bermuda Bay Light and Dark Stampin’ Blends!  

I matted both cards on Basic Black and adhered them to the card front with Liquid Glue.

For the sentiment, I cut both words in Basic Black from the Celebrate You Thinlits.  Y’all – the three dies in this set are so cool!!  You’re going to love them!

I adhered the words with Liquid Glue.

I used Glue Dots to adhere a few Petal Passion Embellishments (avail 3 Jan) to the card front, as well as a little Lemon Lime Twist 1/4″ Ombre Ribbon bow.  A few Black Rhinestone Jewels (from the Holiday Catalog) finished it off!

On the inside, I used a sentiment from the Sweet Soiree stamp set (available 3 Jan) – coloring it with my Basis Black and Bermuda Bay Stampin’ Write Markers and aligning it with my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig.  I added a couple of branches (from Sweet Soiree) in Daffodil Delight and a single Black Rhinestone.

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Basic Black mat and into my Lemon Lime Twist card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more of the Sweet Soiree branches in Daffodil Delight – and I filled in the little berries with the Light and Dark Daffodil Delight Blends (don’t forget the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig plastic sheet to protect your envelope!)…

…and it got more of the same on the envelope flap.

But – I didn’t take that picture.  Huh?!?  Well – they look exactly the same as the ones on the front!  Sorry! 😉

Et Voila!  Don’t miss out on Memories & More Card Packs – any of them! – just because you might not be a scrapbooker!  They have so many wonderful sentiment cards and decorative cards – that they can be really perfect for card making!  And these just so happen to be FREE during Sale-A-Bration!  My favorite price!  And there’s lots more to see in the Sweet Soiree suite, too – so be watching for more sneak peeks as we get closer to 3 Jan!  Hope you like!

TTFN

Mary

P.S.  Don’t forget to get your Occasions Catalog Shares reserved – and get you a spot in one of my Online Host Clubs!  


HOST CODE FOR 1 DEC – 15 DEC: 43XZQJ9P

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.


My Next Online Host Club Has a Few Openings!

 


Sale-A-Bration is Coming and that’s a GREAT time to get Host Benefits!

 

Would you like to receive host benefits ? Would you like to build up your Stampin’ Up! tool chest a little at a time?  Well then – an Online Host Club might be the perfect solution for you!

My next club will start up on 3 Jan (coincidently with the arrival of the 2018 Occasions Catalog and the start of Sale-A-Bration!) and I have a few openings available.

How does it work?  Well – at a glance…

You sign up for a 6 month term and agree to:

  • Place a $25.00 minimum order each month
  • Place your order by the 20th of each month
  • Use the Host code I’ll provide in an email sent out at the beginning of each month

And what do you get in return?

  • Based on a random draw, you’ll be the “host” for one of the six months
  • In your month, you’ll be guaranteed a workshop total of $150 – meaning no less than $15 in Stampin’ Rewards for you to spend!
  • In your Host month, your order ships FREE!
  • When you place a host club order – which you’ll do each month – you’ll get DOUBLE peppermints for that order!  So – if all you did was place your $25 order for the six months, you’d end up with 12 Peppermints.  Most folks end up with all 16 (and then some) – and earn a free $40 gift!
  • At the end of the club, you’ll get to choose a free stamp set up to $20!
  • And – you get first dibs on the next Online Club!
  • FREE monthly tutorial with 4-5 projects – and access to all the past tutorials on my  website!
  • FREE catalogs during your membership term

Sound like something you’d be interested in? Let me know quick – spots are filling up fast!


2018 Occasions Catalog Shares are Now 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 from a new Stampin’ Up! catalog!  

I’ll place our Shares order first jump out of the box on 3 Jan 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 during the week of 8 Jan!

We’ve got new Designer Series Papers, new ribbons and trims and all sorts of fun embellishments!  

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!!).  You can see everything included in each share type and find a handy sign-up sheet on my 2018 Occasions Catalog Shares page!


Do You Need an Occasions and Sale-A-Bration Catalog?! 

My catalogs are here and they’ve headed out the door to my customers.  If you’re not a current customer of mine but would like to be, you can request your copies of the catalogs on my Contact page right here.  And – of course, when you place an order over $50, you’ll get one, too!


The Great Year-End Sale Is Underway!

Hey, folks!  Grab these goodies – before they’re gone!

Check out the Retiring and Surplus Items List….  

 

Get all the details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page – or go right to the Year End Sale goodies in my Online Store!


THE RESERVATION WINDOW IS OPEN!

 

 As was previously announced, this second reservation window will remain open from December 5–30; however, during this reservation period we will take as many orders as we receive (yay!) and not close the window until December 30. So whether the total number of reservations is 100 or 100,000, the window will stay open!

We can’t wait for you to get your hands on your very own Stamparatus and look forward to seeing the projects you’ll make with this incredible stamping tool. 

I’ve got all the information over on my Promotions page – including a super little video with lots of information on this wonderful new stamp placement tool.  Be sure to check it out – peruse the how-to-reserve-your-Stamparatus tutorial you’ll find there, and then get your reservation in before the 30th!!


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT

The Sweet Soiree stamp set and Peral Passion Embellishments will be available in the Occasions Catalog and the Sweet Soiree Memories & More Card Pack and Celebrate You Thinlits are in the Sale-A-Bration Flyer! All of these will be available on 3 Jan!


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

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

Basic Black Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/8″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3 1/8″ x 4 1/8″ (mats for panels on front)

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

Sweet Soiree Memories & More Card Pack: 2 – 3″ x 4″ cards for the front

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


Shop the Clearance Rack here. Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! Products – Join my Punkin Head Peppermint Rewards – My online customer thank you program!


Finn Fan Fix  

So – the other day, it was chilly here in Hot-lanta.

Like…I had on a t-shirt, a long-sleeve shirt, a hoody, my Carhart bibs and an insulated hoody over all that.

Me.  The one that’s always too hot.

Which should confirm for you that it was cold.

I needed to clean the girls’ water trough – so, I dumped and rinsed it with the hose.

The Man, who is (apparently!!) completely impervious to cold, took the opportunity to have a little play…

For a while…

…getting his face totally soaked in the process…

He truly only quit because I finally had to just turn off the hose!

I was laughing so hard I almost…well.  I’d had a bottle of Diet Mt. Dew….

‘Nuff said.

TTFN

M

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Stampin’ Up! Celebrate You with Lots of Lavender Sneak Peek for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop



Happy Thursday, y’all – and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! We’ve got a nice little sketch to play with today – and it’s wide open!  Be sure to check out all the ladies’ projects when you get done here!  

Here’s the sketch…

So – let me ask y’all something.  And this is probably a stupid question.

Ready?

Okay.  What is your favorite price?

I suppose a lot of you rich folk are saying…”well, Mary, since money is no object for me….”

But – ask me what my favorite price is!!

And the answer is…zero.  Zilch.  Nada.  FREE!

If that happens to also be your favorite price, then Sale-A-Bration, which starts on 3 Jan – is right up your alley.  And so is my card for today!  It uses three different goodies that you’re going to be able to get for free during SAB.  Lots of Lavender is a gorgeous botanical stamp set and the Amazing You is a sentiment/image set that coordinates with a wondrous thinlits set called Celebrate You.  Take a look-see at what happens when you put them together.

Oh wait – did you see another new goody?  Two? Yep.  It’s the Simple Stripes TIEF and some new Whisper White 1/4″ Organza Ribbon from the Occasions Catalog!

I played along with another challenge from the Card Concept – and their inspiration photo helped me with the stripes and the twine and the Crumb Cake dominant color.

I started with a piece of Crumb Cake card stock for the card front and stamped the gorgeous Lots of Lavender flower bouquet in Soft Suede.  Then I cut out the circle with the second-to-largest circle die in the Stitched Shapes Framelits.  I removed the circle and DE-bossed the rest of the card front in that Simple Stripes TIEF.  Then I Fast Fuse’d it to a Whisper White panel.

I wrapped a length of that new Whisper White 1/4″ Organza Ribbon (avail 3 Jan) around the matted panel, securing it in the back with scotch tape and then matted the whole thing on a Flirty Flamingo panel.

Using my Blender Pen, I colored just the flowers on just the die cut circle in Flirty Flamingo.  I colored all the petals once and then went back and colored some of them a second time to darken the shade.  Then I touched up each petal with a non-SU! White Gel Pen.  

The first part of the sentiment is from the SAB Amazing You stamp set – I used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig and stamped “you” in Soft Suede under the flowers then I popped the circle back onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The large sentiment is one of the three gorgeous dies in the Celebrate You Thinlits.  This Thinlit set will be available free with a $100 purchase – this is the first time SU! has offered multiple levels of free goodness during Sale-A-Bration!

I used the “amazing” die to cut the word in Dazzling Diamond Glimmer Paper then adhered it over the popped up circle and organza ribbon.

I finished off the card front with a quick bow of Flirty Flamingo Baker’s Twine and a few Pearl Basic Jewels.

On the inside, I added the Lots of Lavender image in Soft Suede ink to another piece of Crumb Cake and colored just the flowers with my Blender Pen and Flirty Flamingo ink. Then I touched each petal with the White Gel Pen.

 

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Whisper White and Flirty Flamingo mat and into my Crumb Cake card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals, and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got a repeat of the Lots of Lavender flower – it looks a little different since it’s stamped on white instead of the Crumb Cake – on the front…

…and I stamped another little image from the Lots of Lavender set on the envelope in Soft Suede – and colored it with my Flirty Flamingo and Blender Pen.

Et Voila!  Y’all – I was so freakin’ excited to see this new word thinlit set – the Celebrate You Thinlits – and boy… was I right to be excited!  How gorgeous is that sentiment?  And it works perfectly with the Amazing You stamp set, don’t you think?  I was equally happy to get the Lots of Lavender stamp set – I’m a sucker for beautiful flowers that I can’t kill!! 🙂

Oh – did I mention that they’re…free?!? Hope you like!

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 Jari Francis’ page. And you can just click on the names below to go direct to all the blogs!

Amy Koenders

Mary Deatherage – YOU ARE HERE!

Jari Francis

Kristi Gray

Jaimie Babarczy

Have fun on the Hop!!

TTFN

Mary


HOST CODE FOR 1 DEC – 15 DEC: 43XZQJ9P

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.


The Great Year-End Sale Is Underway!

Hey, folks!  Grab these goodies – before they’re gone!

Check out the Retiring and Surplus Items List….  

 

Get all the details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page – or go right to the Year End Sale goodies in my Online Store!


THE RESERVATION WINDOW IS OPEN!

 

 As was previously announced, this second reservation window will remain open from December 5–30; however, during this reservation period we will take as many orders as we receive (yay!) and not close the window until December 30. So whether the total number of reservations is 100 or 100,000, the window will stay open!

We can’t wait for you to get your hands on your very own Stamparatus and look forward to seeing the projects you’ll make with this incredible stamping tool. 

I’ve got all the information over on my Promotions page – including a super little video with lots of information on this wonderful new stamp placement tool.  Be sure to check it out – peruse the how-to-reserve-your-Stamparatus tutorial you’ll find there, and then get your reservation in before the 30th!!


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:  
The Simple Stripes TIEF and Whisper White 1/4″ Organza Ribbon will be available on 3 Jan 18 in Occasions Catalog.  Lots of Lavender, Amazing You and the Celebrate You Thinlits will be available for FREE in the Sale-A-Bration Catalog!


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Crumb Cake Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, score and fold at 4 1/4″); 3 3/4″ x 5″ (card front and inner liner)

Flirty Flamingo 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″ (second mats for card front and for 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!


No FFF’s on Blog Hop Days!

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Stampin’ Up! Painted Happy Birthday Eclipse Video Sneak Peek!

Good morning, my peeps!  Happy Sunday!

If you read yesterday’s post, you know I planned on doing laundry and cards, cards, CARDS.

Well – I did laundry.

And made one card.

And frittered.

You know frittering, yes?  My alarm went off at 5 so I could go to work.  A phone call cut that off.  But…I was awake.  So…

I took a bath.

And then I did the laundry.

Once it was done – I spent the rest of the day making one…single…card.  Which is to say I….worked on a card…took a little break…worked on the card….had some lunch…worked on the card…you get the drift.

When I had the card done enough to call it done enough…I “watched” movies on NetFlix.

Which is to say I slept thru several movies on Netflix. 😉 

They were bad ones, though, so it’s okay.  That’s what bad movies are for – sleeping thru!!  Frittering the day away.

The card I did make is what we’re going to look at tonight on my Facebook Live video at 8pm Eastern.  Take a look-see:

As you might be able to tell – there’s a little Painted Harvest and the Eclipse technique!!

Here’s a link right to my Stamps-N-Lingers Facebook page!  I do hope you’ll be able to join me!

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!

Version 2
Get all the details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page right….here!


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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Stampin’ Up! Birthday Blossoms and Daisies for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop



Happy Thursday, y’all – and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! We’ve got a full roster for today’s sketch challenge, so be sure to check ’em all out when you get done here!

Here’s the sketch we worked with.

 

My friend asked me for a birthday card for her friend who’s had a few rough years.  She wanted something cheery.  And I thought – what’s more cheery than daisies?  Y’all told me that’s one of the reasons the Daisy Punch has been so popular, so…I went for it!  I added in a sentiment or two from the Birthday Blossoms stamp set – and a few other bits and pieces here and there.  Take a look-see:

Cheery, yes?? 🙂 Continue reading

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Stampin’ Up! Framed Fresh Florals Blooms & Wishes!

Good morning, my peeps!  Welcome to Tuesday and Day 2 of what I’m now calling The Final Countdown!  It helps if you say that to the tune of the song by the same name.  Way more impact! 😉

Yes, it’s true – I’m pretty sure I’ll be hitting the road on Friday (fingers crossed).  Somehow, I’m always awake early and raring to go on “go-home” day.  I’ll wait until it’s light and be pulling out of the hotel parking lot – so, with luck I‘ll be petting the wiggle-butt by Friday afternoon! Saturday at the very latest!  Whoo-hoo-hoo-hoo-HOO!

My card today is one of “those” cards.

You know.  The ones where you say “I’m just going to whip up a quick little card, use some pretty DSP and not overthink it”.  Those ones.

Well.  I did that.  And then I overthought it.  So it took a couple of hours – instead of the few minutes I planned.  But – it’s actually a “few minute” card, if you just make it straight up like it is.

I used some pretty Fresh Florals DSP and a few images from the Blooms & Wishes stamp set to make a card for “any” day.  Take a look-see:

Easy peasy!

I started by Fast Fusing a piece of Fresh Florals DSP to a Whisper White card stock mat.  Then I cut a scalloped oval with a die from the Ovals Layering Framelits and adhered it in the middle of the card front with Liquid Glue. Around that, I wrapped some Lemon Lime Twist 1/4″ Ombre Ribbon, securing it it in the back with tape.

For the frame, I cut a rectangle of Whisper White card stock, then used a Squares Layering Framelits die to cut out the middle.  To do that, I cut the square out of the top portion of the rectangle, then lined the die up using the impression left by the first cut and, making sure my frame was the same width all the way around, cut a second time.  Rectangular frame made with square dies! 🙂

I adhered the frame over the card front with Liquid Glue.

My art piece is a piece of Whisper White card stock, onto which I stamped a few images from the Blooms & Wishes stamp set in Powder Pink, Berry Burst and stamped-off-once Lemon Lime Twist.  Then I added the sentiment in Berry Burst over the top.  

I cut the image out with the largest Stitched Shapes Framelits oval die and popped that over the scalloped mat and ombre ribbon with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  The final piece is a bow tied in Lemon Lime Twist 1/4″ Ombre Ribbon and adhered with a Glue Dot.

On the inside, I used the same large flower image from Blooms & Wishes that I’d used on the front and, stamping it off once on scrap paper first, added it in Powder Pink to the middle of a Whisper White panel.  Then I matted a strip of Berry Burst Fresh Florals DSP on Whisper White and adhered that across the bottom.

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Whisper White mat and into my Berry Burst card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more of the Blooms & Wishes flowers across the front…

…and a bit more Fresh Florals DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Even though I worked harder at this one than I’d planned (“work” being a little too strong of a word, really!!), I think it turned out quite pretty!  I really like the Blooms & Wishes stamp set – it’s just a nice simple little grouping of pretty flower images and sentiments that you can mix and match to your heart’s content.  Hope you like!

TTFN

Mary

P.S. Scroll on down for all the card cuts and a list of products I used in this project!  



HOST CODE FOR 16 JULY – 31 JULY: 32HPSYMQ

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.


Bonus Days Going On Now!

And I Have a Surprise to Share With You Tomorrow!  

You’re going to want a bunch of these $5 Coupons…

For every $50 you spend in July (before shipping and tax), you’ll get a $5 Bonus Days coupon that you can use in the month of August!
Check out the details:

  • There’s no limit to the number of coupons participants can receive per order or throughout the duration of the promotion.
  • An email address is required to participate; Bonus Days coupon codes can only be delivered via email.
  • All order types (including Demonstrator orders!) qualify for this promotion excluding Starter Kits.

Which all means…this is a perfect time to start crossing some of those goodies off that you’ve got on your Wish List!


THIS MUST NOT BE MISSED!  

 

WE WANT TO GIVE YOU AN EXTRA $72 IN FREE GOODIES.

 

HELLO??

 

You’ll get more free goodies than Santa’s got in his bottomless bag – all for joining Stampin’ Up! during the Christmas in July promotion!  


Spend $99 (plus some tax).  

Get Free Shipping (saves 10%).  

Select $125 in free goodies (select bundles and save another 10%!).  

Add in about $72 in the free Essentials Pack.  

Yea.  

That’s a deal you really really shouldn’t miss!  

Take a look-see at what you get in the Essentials Pack:

  • Paper Snips (this is a $10 value).  I flat love these!  You’ve seen me make my decorated envelope flaps – this is my go-to tool for that and all my fussy cutting!
  • SNAIL Adhesive ($7 value).  Easy to use adhesive for almost every task.
  • Grid Paper ($11 value).  Such a simple thing – and yet….so useful.  And you get so many sheets – this one package will last you a LOOOOOONG time!
  • Two Clear “D” Blocks ($17 value).  Keep one.  Give one away to a friend!  Or…you know.  Keep them both for yourself! 😉
  • Bone Folder ($7 value).  An oft-overlooked but essential tool for scoring, folding or curling!
  • BONUS (and this is HUGE!):  Carols of Christmas Stamp Set from the upcoming holiday catalog ($20 value).  I suspect this one could be your go-to for the Holidays.  And you’ll get it early so you can get a head start on your Christmas Cards.  Take a look-see:


Want to know what else you’ll get?  A Lot – including a chance to earn a trip to….well.  It’s different every year!  I’m headed out on an Alaskan Cruise in 2018.  I hear tell that the trip is a Greek Island Cruise in 2019.  Wanna come with!

Check it all out on my Promotions Page!  I think you’ll agree – it a most wonderful time of the year to join us!!


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


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

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

Whisper White Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3 3/8″ x 4 5/8″ (frame – uses 2 7/8″ square to cut the center); 3 1/4″ Stitched Shapes oval (art); 3 1/2″ scalloped oval (mat for art piece); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); 3/4″ x 4″ (mat for inner liner strip)

Naturally Eclectic DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); 5/8″ x 3 7/8″ (inner liner 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 new pictures of the Finn today!

Soon, my peeps, soon!! 🙂 

TTFN

M  

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Stampin’ Up! Fairy Celebrates a Birthday with Paint Play

Well.  It’s Friday.  As I type this on Thursday, we’re busy executing the “Mill Around Checklist”.  Which is aviator for “hurry up and wait”.  I thought I was done with that like…11 years ago!

Apparently not.  

Waiting for someone to make a decision.

Guess who that someone is NOT?

Yup.

Your friendly, neighborhood SU! demonstrator.  

Cuz…if it was her/me – the decision would have been made hours ago and we’d be doing something!!!

Sheesh.

Okay.  Rant over.  

Thank you for listening.

My card today is a super cute one (she says modestly), using the new Fairy Celebration and Paint Play stamp sets.  I used them to make a birthday card suitable for a little girl human – or a little-girl-at-heart human!  Take a look-see:

My layout was inspired by the sketch challenge over at My Favorite Things – but it’s already closed!

I selected my color palette from the Fab Friday color challenge this week:

And the Global Design Project challenge helped me decide to use the Fairy Celebration stamp set!

I started by heat embossing the fun little fairy image from Fairy Celebration in Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder on a piece of Whisper White card stock.  Then I cut it out with a Stitched Shapes Framelits circle die.  Using my Stampin’ Trimmer, I sliced a little off the bottom.  I matted it on a piece of Silver Foil that I cut with a scalloped-edge circle die in the Circles Layering Framelits.

Then I used my flat-bottom art piece to give me an idea where to stamp the fun images from the new Paint Play stamp set.  I used the colors of the challenge – Daffodil Delight, Lemon Lime Twist and Bermuda Bay – for this part.  I popped the art over top with Stampin’ Dimensionals and used my Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush to paint my fairy and her cherries (I used the Glitter Brush to pick up ink from the lid of my ink pads)!  I used Berry Burst for her wings, Daffodil Delight on her hair, Tangerine Tango for her top and Bermuda Bay for her skirt.  The cherries and leaves are Berry Burst and Lemon Lime Twist! 

The sentiment, from Fairy Celebration, is stamped in Bermuda Bay on a strip of Whisper White.  I snipped a banner in the end and used a little Liquid Glue to adhere it to a similarly cut mat of Silver Foil.  Then I used a Dimensional and Liquid Glue to adhere it to the card.

I wrapped a length of Berry Burst 1/2″ Finely Woven Ribbon around the card front, securing it in back with scotch tape, and tied a “faux bow” with a second, shorter, piece of ribbon.

A fewBerry Burst Glitter Enamel Dots on the sentiment banner and in the flower centers finished off the front of the card.

On the inside, I stamped some more flowers from Paint Play in the challenge colors and added another sentiment from Fairy Celebration in Bermuda Bay to a Whisper White panel.  Using my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig (and rubbing first with my Embossing Buddy), I stamped a second fairy image in Versamark, and heat embossed her in Gold.  Then I used my Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush again to color her in in Tangerine Tango, Berry Burst and Daffodil Delight (her hair).  As a finishing touch, I added some Glitter Enamel Dots (Crushed Curry and Berry Burst) to the flower centers.  

I SNAILd the panel to a Silver Foil mat and into my Daffodil Delight card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got some more Paint Play flowers across the front (I used my Berry Burst Stampin’ Write Marker to color in the flower centers)…

…and then I added even more to the envelope flap!

Et Voila!  Cute cute stamp sets… Fairy Celebration is perfect for making a little girl’s birthday wishes come true!  And I love the Paint Play – the images look like they’ve been hand drawn with a crayon or big marker!  I hope you like and will consider adding them to your tool chest!

TTFN

Mary

P.S. Scroll on down for all the card cuts and a list of products I used in this project!  



HOST CODE FOR 1 JULY – 15 JULY: JSKNUQGN

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.


Bonus Days Going On Now!

For every $50 you spend in July (before shipping and tax), you’ll get a $5 Bonus Days coupon that you can use in the month of August!
Check out the details:

  • There’s no limit to the number of coupons participants can receive per order or throughout the duration of the promotion.
  • An email address is required to participate; Bonus Days coupon codes can only be delivered via email.
  • All order types (including Demonstrator orders!) qualify for this promotion excluding Starter Kits.

Which all means…this is a perfect time to start crossing some of those goodies off that you’ve got on your Wish List!


Make Sure You Sign Up NOW – There’s Too Much Free Stuff to Miss Out On!

You’ll get more free goodies than Santa’s got in his bottomless bag – all for joining Stampin’ Up! during the Christmas in July promotion!  


Spend $99 (plus some tax).  

Get Free Shipping (saves 10%).  

Select $125 in free goodies (select bundles and save another 10%!).  

Add in about $72 in the free Essentials Pack.  

Yea.  

There’s a deal for ya!  

Take a look-see at what you get in the Essentials Pack:

  • Paper Snips (this is a $10 value).  I flat love these!  You’ve seen me make my decorated envelope flaps – this is my go-to tool for that and all my fussy cutting!
  • SNAIL Adhesive ($7 value).  Easy to use adhesive for almost every task.
  • Grid Paper ($11 value).  Such a simple thing – and yet….so useful.  And you get so many sheets – this one package will last you a LOOOOOONG time!
  • Two Clear “D” Blocks ($17 value).  Keep one.  Give one away to a friend!  Or…you know.  Keep them both for yourself! 😉
  • Bone Folder ($7 value).  An oft-overlooked but essential tool for scoring, folding or curling!
  • BONUS (and this is HUGE!):  Carols of Christmas Stamp Set from the upcoming holiday catalog ($20 value).  I suspect this one could be your go-to for the Holidays.  And you’ll get it early so you can get a head start on your Christmas Cards.  Take a look-see:


Want to know what else you’ll get?  A Lot – including a chance to earn a trip to….well.  It’s different every year!  I’m headed out on an Alaskan Cruise in 2018.  I hear tell that the trip is a Greek Island Cruise in 2019.  Wanna come with!

Check it all out on my Promotions Page!  I think you’ll agree – it a most wonderful time of the year to join us!!


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


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

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

Silver Foil Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3″ scalloped circle (mat for art); 5/8″ x 3″ (mat for sentiment)

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); 2 7/8″ Stitched Shapes Circle (art); 1/2″ x 2 7/8″ (sentiment 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  –  no new pictures of the Finn today! 😦  

 

TTFN

M  

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Stampin’ Up! This Little Piggy that Did for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop



Happy Thursday, y’all – and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!  We’ve got a full complement of bloggers for you today, so be sure to check them all out and see how everyone handled our sketch challenge this week!  

Here’s what we played with:

And I decided to use the oh-so-uber-cute This Little Piggy stamp set – and a couple of sentiments in it that really sort of seemed right this week!  Take a look-see:

This one was quick – easy – and fun!  The Trifecta!

I started with a piece of my favorite Wood Textures DSP and matted it on Powder Pink card stock.

The art work is a piece of Whisper White, cut with a circle Stitched Shapes Framelits die (the largest one) and matted on a Powder Pink Scallop circle, cut with the largest scallop die in Circles Layering Framelits.

I stamped the flying piggy in Early Espresso ink on the Whisper White circle.  Using an older Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush, and picking up ink from the lid of my Powder Pink stamp pad, I colored her.  I used another Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush to color her wings and little tiny hooves.  I used Liquid Glue to adhere the art to my card front.

My sentiment banner is a strip of Whisper White, with a banner end cut with my Paper Snips.  I used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to stamp the This Little Piggy sentiment in Early Espresso onto the strip (I covered the piggy with a sticky note).  It’s matted on another bannerized strip (in Powder Pink) and popped over the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I thought she needed a few friends, so I cut three of the adorable little butterfly shapes from the Build a Bike Framelits in Powder Pink card stock – brushed them all with my Clear Wink and adhered them with Liquid Glue.  The final touch is a double-bow from Flirty Flamingo Baker’s Twine, adhered with a dab of Liquid Glue.

On the inside, I added another This Little Piggy sentiment in Early Espresso to a Whisper White panel.  Then I stamped a few cloud images from the set in stamped-off-once Powder Pink.  Finally – one more Build a Bike butterfly in Powder Pink card stock.

I SNAILd the panel to a Powder Pink 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 three more flying piggies across the front in Early Espresso – colored with Powder Pink using the Clear Wink brush…

…and a little more of the Wood Textures DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  This Little Piggy believed she could and so she did.  I love the little smile on her face – she looks a little smug and a lot happy.  And – she pretty much had to have a butterfly on her nose, now didn’t she – so it’s handy there was one just the right size in the Build a Bike Framelits!  Hope you like!

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 Jari Francis’ 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!

Jari Francis

Kristi Gray

Jaimie Babarczy

Have fun on the Hop!

TTFN

Mary


HOST CODE FOR 1 JULY – 15 JULY: JSKNUQGN

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.


Bonus Days Have Started!

For every $50 you spend in July (before shipping and tax), you’ll get a $5 Bonus Days coupon that you can use in the month of August!
Check out the details:

  • There’s no limit to the number of coupons participants can receive per order or throughout the duration of the promotion.
  • An email address is required to participate; Bonus Days coupon codes can only be delivered via email.
  • All order types (including Demonstrator orders!) qualify for this promotion excluding Starter Kits.

Which all means…this is a perfect time to start crossing some of those goodies off that you’ve got on your Wish List!


This is the Best Time All Year to Join Stampin’ Up!!

You’ll get more free goodies than Santa’s got in his bottomless bag – all for joining Stampin’ Up! during the Christmas in July promotion!  



So – we already know that spending $99 and getting $125 worth of Stampin’ Up! is a heckuva good deal – especially since it also includes Free Shipping (that saves you 10% right there!).

But – add in the Stampin’ Up! Christmas in July Essentials Pack – which you’ll ALSO get for FREE this month and…WOWWWWWW!!  THAT’S what I call a Christmas present!

Take a look-see at what you get in the Essentials Pack:

  • Paper Snips (this is a $10 value).  I flat love these!  You’ve seen me make my decorated envelope flaps – this is my go-to tool for that and all my fussy cutting!
  • SNAIL Adhesive ($7 value).  Easy to use adhesive for almost every task.
  • Grid Paper ($11 value).  Such a simple thing – and yet….so useful.  And you get so many sheets – this one package will last you a LOOOOOONG time!
  • Two Clear “D” Blocks ($17 value).  Keep one.  Give one away to a friend!  Or…you know.  Keep them both for yourself! 😉
  • Bone Folder ($7 value).  An oft-overlooked but essential tool for scoring, folding or curling!
  • BONUS (and this is HUGE!):  Carols of Christmas Stamp Set from the upcoming holiday catalog ($20 value).  I suspect this one could be your go-to for the Holidays.  And you’ll get it early so you can get a head start on your Christmas Cards.  Take a look-see:


So….you get $72 worth of tools for free – meaning your $125 Starter Kit can include all the FUN stamp sets and bundles and paper and and and…that you WANT!  SU!’s covering what you NEED!  Cool, huh?

And – of course, when you join with me, you become part of a wonderful group of ladies  – in my direct team and as part of Amy’s team!

What else will you get??  Well …

  • You’ll get a minimum 20% discount on all of your orders – and it can go even higher!  And with all your orders, you can save even more – earning Stampin’ Rewards dollars to spend on more free goodies!
  • Your Starter Kit can be any products you want – from any active catalog – including bundles (yep – save another 10%!)!  And we’ve got some great ones.  Check ’em out right here.
  • You get about 30 minutes to test drive a car.  With Stampin’ Up! – you get about SIX MONTHS to enjoy the bennies of being a demonstrator!  Whaaaaa? Yep – you have from the time you join until the end of your first full Stampin’ Up! quarter to take advantage of the demonstrator discounts and benefits.  July is the start of a quarter – the end of the first full quarter is 31 Dec.   So you’ll have until 31 Dec to reach your first $300 in sales to renew for Jan – March.
  • No commitment – and no penalty if you decide to drop!  If you reach $300 in sales by the end of the first full Stampin’ Up! quarter (31 Dec), you renew your demonstrator discounts and benefits for another quarter.  If you don’t – you can “drop” with no penalty. Cool beans!
  • You get to order early from the new catalogs.  All demonstrators have the chance to pre-order select goodies from each new catalog!
  • You’ll be invited to join our private Facebook community – where we chat, ask questions, share projects and win fun prizes!
  • Our group meets each month via Google Hangout – join or not – up to you!!  But – you’ll want to take part – we have a great time together!
  • Oh – and if you stick around….you might earn a cruise…or a trip to Italy…or…who knows what will come for 2019 and beyond!?!
  • And – you get me!  I’m always available to answer questions – help you out – or just talk!

You’ve got nothing to lose and everything to gain – so…why not give it a try?  Drop me a note at Stamps-N-Lingers@comcast.net if you have any questions!


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

CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

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

Powder Pink Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3″ scallop circle (mat for art circle); 5/8″ x 3 1/4″ (mat for sentiment banner); Build a Bike butterflies 

Whisper White Card Stock:  3 3/4″ x 5″ (inner liner); 2 7/8″ stitched shapes circle (art circle); 1/2″ x 3 1/8″ (sentiment banner)

Wood Textures DSP Stack:  3 3/4″ x 5″ (card front); Envelope 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…will be back in August!  No FFF’s on Blog Hop Days!   

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