Feminine

Stampin’ Up! Happy Birthday To You Gorgeous!

Mornin’, y’all!  Hope your weekend is going well so far!  Not sure we’re hitting the dog show today, cuz we’re supposed to get some weather around lunch time.  Guess we’ll see how the day progresses!

For my card today, I pulled out the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set and the Happy Birthday Thinlits die to make a bright and pretty birthday card.  Take a look-see:

I drew inspiration for the layout from the Sketch Saturday challenge – I just turned it on its side:

And my colors are from the MFT Color Challenge:

I started with a piece of Powder Pink paper from the new Fresh Florals DSP Stack (avail 1 June) and SNAILd it to a Basic Gray mat for the card front.

On my Whisper White art panel, I first stamped a few flowers from the Happy Birthday Gorgeous (avail 1 June) – I stamped the outline in Basic Gray Archival Ink and the fill image in Powder Pink.

I matted the panel on Basic Gray and popped it over the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The sentiment is from the coordinating Happy Birthday Thinlits – I cut one in Berry Burst card stock (1 June) and one in Peekaboo Peach.  Then I used a bit of Liquid Glue to adhere them together – offsetting them a little to make a shadow.  Then I adhered it to the panel with Liquid Glue.

I stamped the large and small flowers from Happy Birthday Gorgeous in Berry Burst and Peekaboo Peach on Whisper White and fussy cut them.  Then I popped them on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and added Peekaboo Peach Enamel Shapes to the centers.

The last thing I did was to add the Happy Birthday Gorgeous sentiment in Berry Burst under the die cut sentiment.

On the inside, I added a balloon from Happy Birthday Gorgeous.  I stamped the dotted image in Peekaboo Peach on a Whisper White panel, then I added the second image in Basic Gray Archival Ink.  Finally, I added the little tassel image in Berry Burst.

I SNAILd the panel to a Basic Gray 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 a few more Happy Birthday Gorgeous balloons in Peekaboo Peach, Powder Pink and Basic Gray on the front…

…and I added a little more of the Fresh Florals DSP to the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Balloons, flowers, sentiments galore!  What’s not to love about the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set and its bundled Happy Birthday Thinlits (yep – bundled so you can get them both and save 10%!).  Hope you like and are adding these to your wish list!

TTFN

Mary 


HOST CODE FOR 16 MAY – 31 MAY: TFGC4A4Z
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 2016-17 Annual Catalog or the 201 Occasions Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


Still Time to Get Yours!

Stamps-N-Lingers 2017-2018 Annual Catalog Shares

 

What are catalog shares, you ask?  Well…think of them as a Test Drive of a new catalog!

In this Annual Catalog, there are 16 new Designer Papers….14 new Embellishments…..and more new ribbons than I can count!!  If you were to buy one of each of them –  you’d spend over $600!  Shares are a great way to get a little of everything from the new Catalog!  You get a chance to “try before you buy”!

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 couple of free extra goodies!!).  You can get all the details and a full list of what you’ll get with each share type and get signed up for your Share right here.  Don’t delay – 30 May is the cutoff date!


PAPER PUMPKIN NEWS!

Here’s the fine-print!

  • For first-time subscribers only.
  • Subscribers must join by Saturday, June 10, 2017; 11:50 PM (MT).
  • Available for month-to-month subscriptions, not prepaid subscriptions.
  • Discount applied to one kit per month for the first three months of a new subscription. After that, the price for each month’s kit will return to the regular price of $19.95
  • Enter the promo code, STARTHERE, at PaperPumpkin.com to subscribe.

The Eastern Palace Suite is available thru the end of May in two awesome bundles!  Just so you know, while all the products will still be available when the catalog goes live on 1 June, these bundles will NOT be!  Nope – they go away at the end of May.

Bundle #1 – The Starter Bundle – Item #147196 – $60.50   Perfect for the beginning crafter!!

Bundle #2 – The Premier Bundle – #147207 – $103.50  Perfect for the more experienced crafter or, if you’re anything like me, you just want it all! 😎

Get a complete list of everything included in both bundles on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page!


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT

Happy Birthday Gorgeous, the Happy Birthday Thinlits die, Fresh Florals DSP Stack and the 2017-2019 In Colors products will be available on 1 June!


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Berry Burst Card Stock (1 June): 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, score and fold at 5 1/2″); Happy Birthday Thinlits die cut

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

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 1/8″ x 4 3/8″ (art panel); 4″ x 5 1/4″ (inner liner); Happy Birthday Gorgeous flowers

Fresh Florals DSP stack (1 June): 4″ x 5 1/4″ (card front): envelope flap  

Peekaboo Peach Card Stock: Happy Birthday Thinlits 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…

Well, construction on the patio continues apace – regardless of the hot and humid weather we’re having.

Wayne put in a new faucet near the area where my elevated gardens will be.

Fortunately – he had an assist from the WBQA2 CEO…

Once he and Wayne had filled the hole in, he took advantage of the cool dirt…Check.  The.  Hands.

Just chillaxin’ here, Mom!

TTFN

M

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Stampin’ Up! Just Add Text 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 super color combination to play with this week – one of my favorites! – and I know all our ladies have made some beautiful projects for you.  Y’all be sure to hop thru all their blogs when you get done here! 🙂

Here’s our colors!!

For my card, I pulled out another new stamp set – this is the Just Add Text set.  And I combined it with some Delightful Daisy DSP and a few touches from the Background Bits Host-exclusive stamp set.  Take a look-see:

I used the sketch at Mojo Monday this week to help me with the layout of this one.

I started with a Whisper White panel, SNAILd on Daffodil Delight for my card front.  Then I used a piece of Old Olive paper from the Delightful Daisy DSP for the diagonal strip.  I used a pencil to trace the diagonal cut I needed and cut it with my Trimmer.  Then I did the same with a Daffodil Delight card stock strip for the mat.  I used Liquid Glue to adhere the paper to the mat and then to the card front.

The middle layer is one of my favorite designs from the Delightful Daisy DSP, SNAILd on Daffodil Delight and then popped on with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

For the sentiment, I used the beautiful stamped image from the new Just Add Text stamp set.  I used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to put it right where I wanted it and stamped it in Night of Navy on a Whisper White panel.  I used my Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Write Marker to color the flowers and a combination of Old Olive Stampin’ Write Marker and Old Olive Watercolor Pencil to color the leaves.  Then I SNAILd it to a Daffodil Delight mat.

I wrapped some of the new Daffodil Delight 1/4″ Double-Stitched Ribbon around the panel, securing it with a Glue Dot in the front.  Then I added a little bow with a second Glue Dot.  Finally, I added a Night of Navy heart Enamel Shape and the card was done!

On the inside, I first stamped some little flowers in Daffodil Delight across the bottom of a Whisper White panel.  These flowers are in the Background Bits Host-Exclusive set coming on 1 June.  Over those, I added a Daffodil Delight-matted strip of the Delightful Daisy DSP.

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

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more of the Background Bits flowers in Daffodil Delight across the front…

…and more of the Delightful Daisy DSP on the envelope flap.

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

Jaime Babarczy

Have fun on the Hop!

TTFN

Mary


HOST CODE FOR 1 MAY – 15 MAY: DNBUYHTG

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 2016-17 Annual Catalog or the 201 Occasions Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


The Eastern Palace Suite is available thru the end of May in two awesome bundles!  Just so you know, while all the products will still be available when the catalog goes live on 1 June, these bundles will NOT be! 

Bundle #1 – The Starter Bundle – Item #147196 – $60.50   Perfect for the beginning crafter!!

The Starter Bundle includes:

  • Eastern Beauty Photopolymer Stamp Set
  • Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper
  • Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers
  • Fresh Fig, Lemon Lime Twist, and Tranquil Tide Classic Stampin’ Pads
  • FREE GIFT: new Very Vanilla Note Cards & Envelopes 

Bundle #2 – The Premier Bundle – #147207 – $103.50  Perfect for the more experienced crafter or, if you’re anything like me, you just want it all! 😎

This super-sized bundle includes:

  • Eastern Beauty Photopolymer Stamp Set
  • Eastern Medallions Thinlits Dies
  • Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper
  • Eastern Palace Cardstock Pack
  • Mini Tassels Assortment
  • Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers
  • Fresh Fig, Lemon Lime Twist, and Tranquil Tide Classic Stampin’ Pads
  • FREE GIFT: Very Vanilla Medium Envelopes
  • FREE GIFT: new Very Vanilla Thick Cardstock 

STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT          

 


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

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

Daffodil Delight Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2 1/8″ x 4 3/4″  (mat for diagonal DSP strip – trimmed to fit); 2 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ (mat for Navy DSP panel); 2 7/8″ x 3 1/2″ (mat for sentiment); 5/8″ x 4″ (mat for inner liner strip)

Whisper White Card Stock:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); 2 3/4″ x 3 3/8″ (sentiment panel)

Daffodil Delight DSP (avail 1 June): 2″ x 4 5/8″ (diagonal DSP strip – trimmed to fit); 2 3/8″ x 4 1/8″ (Navy DSP panel); 1/2″ 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…will be back tomorrow!  No FFF’s on Blog Hop Days! 🙂

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Stampin’ Up! Lovely Inside and Out Daisy

Good morning, y’all!  Hope your week is going well!  We’re back to summer in GA.  Bleh.  But – the veggie plants are loving it and growing like crazy – so there’s that!

I have a summery-pretty card to share with you today.  I used the beautiful Delightful Daisy DSP and the fun Lovely Inside & Out stamp set with the coordinating (and bundled!) Lovely Words Thinlits.  Take a look-see:

My layout – and several of the elements of the card!  – was inspired by the sketch and photo at the Fusion Challenge this week.

I started out by SNAILing a piece of Whisper White card stock to a Daffodil Delight mat.  The middle layer is a piece of Night of Navy paper from the Delightful Daisy DSP, SNAILd to Daffodil Delight and then to the card front.

Next up, I used the Lovely Words Thinlits to cut the heart die shape from a piece of Daffodil Delight card stock.  When you use that die, it leaves the negative in the piece of card stock.  So, I used a heart die from the Sweet & Sassy Framelits to cut the whole heart out.  I used the same heart die to cut a Whisper White heart, then adhered them together with Liquid Glue.  I adhered it to the card front with more Liquid Glue.

The sentiment, from the Lovely Inside & Out stamp set is stamped in Night of Navy on Whisper White, matted on a strip of Daffodil Delight and popped on with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The flowers are from the Lovely Friends stamp set.  I stamped just the detailed flower images – one large and two small – in Daffodil Delight on Whisper White – then cut them with their matching dies in the Lovely Laurels Thinlits.  They’re adhered to the heart and sentiment with Liquid Glue.

To finish it off, I added a Rhinestone Basic Jewel to each flower and that was it for the card front!

On the inside, I decided to change things up just a smidge, and stamped another sentiment from the Lovely Inside & Out stamp set in Night of Navy.  But I placed it in the bottom corner instead of the middle of the Whisper White panel.  I surrounded the sentiment with a few more of the Lovely Friends small flowers in Daffodil Delight, with a Rhinestone in the center of each flower.

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

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got some more Lovely Friends Daffodil Delight flowers on the front…

…and a little more Delightful Daisy DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I really love this color combination – it’s so classic and bright and cheerful!  And the Delightful Daisy DSP really makes it shine.  I think the two bundles – Lovely Inside & Out and Lovely Friends – just went together so happily.  Hope you like – and that these are already on your wish list! 🙂

TTFN

Mary 


HOST CODE FOR 16 MAY – 31 MAY: TFGC4A4Z
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 2016-17 Annual Catalog or the 201 Occasions Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


Stamps-N-Lingers 2017-2018 Annual Catalog Shares are Open

 

What are catalog shares, you ask?  Well…think of them as a Test Drive of a new catalog!

In this Annual Catalog, there are 16 new Designer Papers….14 new Embellishments…..and more new ribbons than I can count!!  If you were to buy one of each of them –  you’d spend over $600!  Shares are a great way to get a little of everything from the new Catalog!  You get a chance to “try before you buy”!

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 couple of free extra goodies!!).  You can get all the details and a full list of what you’ll get with each share type and get signed up for your Share right here.  Don’t delay – 30 May is the cutoff date!


PAPER PUMPKIN NEWS!

Here’s the fine-print!

  • For first-time subscribers only.
  • Subscribers must join by Saturday, June 10, 2017; 11:50 PM (MT).
  • Available for month-to-month subscriptions, not prepaid subscriptions.
  • Discount applied to one kit per month for the first three months of a new subscription. After that, the price for each month’s kit will return to the regular price of $19.95
  • Enter the promo code, STARTHERE, at PaperPumpkin.com to subscribe.

The Eastern Palace Suite is available thru the end of May in two awesome bundles!  Just so you know, while all the products will still be available when the catalog goes live on 1 June, these bundles will NOT be!  Nope – they go away at the end of May.

Bundle #1 – The Starter Bundle – Item #147196 – $60.50   Perfect for the beginning crafter!!

Bundle #2 – The Premier Bundle – #147207 – $103.50  Perfect for the more experienced crafter or, if you’re anything like me, you just want it all! 😎

Get a complete list of everything included in both bundles on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page!


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT

The Lovely Inside & Out bundle, Lovely Friends Bundle and Delightful Daisy DSP will be available on 1 June!


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

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

Daffodil Delight Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 5/8″ x 2 7/8″ (sentiment mat); 3 1/4″ x 5 1/4″  (mat for Delightful Daisy DSP); Lovely Inside & Out die cut

Whisper White Card Stock : 3 7/8 x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); 1/2″ x 2 3/4″ (sentiment); Sweet & Sassy Hearts die cut; Lovey Laurels die cut flowers

Delightful Daisy DSP (avail 1 June): 3 1/8″ x 5 1/8″ (DSP panel on front); envelope flap

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


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


Finn-Fan Fix…

People, I have an addiction.

My name is Mary and…I’m a Finn-Picture-A-Holic.

I can’t seem to stop taking picture of him!

Wayne tells me that not everything he does is cute.

I think he’s wrong.

The dog is cute when he’s making me crazy!

Wayne’s been working on our patio by the barn.  With a spot for my raised beds and a fire circle.

Quality control is essential.  Wiggle-Butt Quality Assurance Associates (WBQA2) is on the job….

….they give their all.  The CED (Chief Executive Dog) is on the job-site quite frequently.

Close inspection is necessary to ensure the job is being completed correctly.

 

It’s critical to leave no stone unturned.  Or left under a pallet….

WBQA2 CED basking in the knowledge of a job-well-done.

TTFN

M

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Stampin’ Up! Delightful Daisy Video Sneak Peek

Mornin’, y’all!  Having a good weekend??  I hope so.  We did some mowing yesterday – I rode the small zero-turn mower and Wayne worked the skid steer mower.  Everything looks so pretty when it’s all mowed and fresh looking.  And it smells so good!

We’re headed to see Guardians of the Galaxy Vol II today – I’ve heard great things about it already!  I’m even going to splurge and have popcorn! 🙂

So – tonight, on my Facebook Live video, we’re going to do two things.  First I’m going to spend a few minutes talking about the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig and showing you how to use it.  Had a request, so that’s what we’re going to do!  Then, I’ll walk you thru a very pretty, springy Mother’s Day card using my favorite new Suite – the Delightful Daisy Suite!  Here’s a teaser…

Yep – you see a little peek of an Eastern Medallion!  Fun, huh?

You’ll see that I played with two challenges on this one.  The first inspired the layout and my choice of DSP.  That one’s the Sugar Pea Designs Mix It Up Challenge.

And the Mother’s Day theme is from the Just Us Girls Word Week challenge.

So – hope you can join me tonight – right here – at 8pm Eastern!

TTFN

Mary


HOST CODE FOR 1 MAY – 15 MAY: DNBUYHTG
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 2016-17 Annual Catalog or the 201 Occasions Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


Stamps-N-Lingers Eastern Palace Ordering Special!!

Only Thru 8 May – only today and tomorrow remain!

Until close-of-business on 8 May – everyone who orders the Eastern Palace Premier bundle thru my Online Store will receive:

  • DOUBLE Peppermint Rewards Points (do the math – that’s EIGHT points – half way to that free $40 gift right off the bat!!)
  • A free Embellishment from the new 2017-2018 Annual Catalog – my choice!!  

This is 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!!

Remember this Ordering Special is for folks who order the Premier Eastern Palace Bundle between now and the end of the Stampin’ Up! day on 8 May!  Don’t delay!  Get all the details on the Starter Bundle and the Premier Bundle – and handy links to order!! – right here!


Stamps-N-Lingers 2017-2018 Annual Catalog Shares are Open

 

What are catalog shares, you ask?  Well…think of them as a Test Drive of a new catalog!

In this Annual Catalog, there are 16 new Designer Papers….14 new Embellishments…..and more new ribbons than I can count!!  If you were to buy one of each of them –  you’d spend over $600!  Shares are a great way to get a little of everything from the new Catalog!  You get a chance to “try before you buy”!

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 couple of free extra goodies!!).  You can get all the details and a full list of what you’ll get with each share type and get signed up for your Share right here.  Don’t delay – 30 May is the cutoff date!


The Eastern Palace Suite is available thru the end of May in two awesome bundles!  Just so you know, while all the products will still be available when the catalog goes live on 1 June, these bundles will NOT be!  Nope – they go away at the end of May.

Bundle #1 – The Starter Bundle.  This one is perfect for the beginning crafter!!

This is Item #147196 – $60.50

The Starter Bundle includes:

  • Eastern Beauty Photopolymer Stamp Set
  • Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper
  • Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers
  • Fresh Fig, Lemon Lime Twist, and Tranquil Tide Classic Stampin’ Pads
  • FREE GIFT: new Very Vanilla Note Cards & Envelopes 

Bundle #2 – The Premier Bundle.  This one is perfect for the more experienced crafter or, if you’re anything like me, you just want it all! 😎

This is Item #147207 – $103.50

This super-sized bundle includes:

  • Eastern Beauty Photopolymer Stamp Set
  • Eastern Medallions Thinlits Dies
  • Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper
  • Eastern Palace Cardstock Pack
  • Mini Tassels Assortment
  • Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers
  • Fresh Fig, Lemon Lime Twist, and Tranquil Tide Classic Stampin’ Pads
  • FREE GIFT: Very Vanilla Medium Envelopes
  • FREE GIFT: new Very Vanilla Thick Cardstock 

Want more info on the bundles and the versatility of the Eastern Medallion Thinlits?  Here’s a quick video showing just some of the fun things you can do with this set!


 

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…

Did you guys watch the Derby yesterday?

I’ve vowed to boycott it, but every year we end up watching.

I’m married to a former jockey, so…interest is high.

This is how we watch the Derby here.  He’s usually exhorting one or the other jocks to push, “quit whoopin’ on him and ride”, go around, better get movin’ or some other sage advice.

He also can usually pick the winner before they’re half way down the back stretch.

It’s actually a pretty fun way to watch the race!  

Finn cared not one whit.

He was more interested in me stuffing his treat ball with freeze dried liver chunks.

Seriously – I thought he was going to fall over he was tilting his head so far!!  I think he was counting how many I was stuffing in there.

He’s kind of a goofus.

TTFN

M

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Stampin’ Up! Feathery Friends Sneak Peek

Happy Saturday, y’all!  Winter appears to be making one last ditch effort to freeze us out here in GA.

Well – freeze may be a bit of an over-statement.  It was 44 here on Friday.  But compared to the almost-90 two days before….it feels like winter! Windows closed again, heat instead of A/C.

I kind of rebelled and did a spring-y card with a new Host-Exclusive set called Feathery Friends.  I showed this one on my Facebook Live video yesterday.

Oh – you didn’t see it?  Well….that might be cuz I screwed up and did it on my personal page instead of my Stamps-N-Lingers business page.  Sheesh, Mare….  

If you missed it – and would like to see the goodies in my second pre-order box, you can see it right here on YouTube….

Anywho – check out a super simple, single stamp set card from Feathery Friends.  Take a look-see:

The layout was inspired by the challenge this week at CAS(E) This Sketch.

And I used the color combination from the TGIF color challenge.

I started with a Very Vanilla panel and heat embossed the Feathery Friends flower image in Copper.

Then I used a combination of Blender Pens (picking up ink from the lids of my ink cases) and Stampin’ Write Markers to color the image in Emerald Envy, Crushed Curry and Flirty Flamingo.

Using my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, I added the sentiment (which I absolutely love!!) from Feathery Friends in Flirty Flamingo.

To finish off the card front, I added a few Crushed Curry Glitter Enamel Dots and SNAILd the panel to a Flirty Flamingo mat.

I really hemmed and hawed – cuz I wanted to use the bird image on the front – even heat embossed one of the birds in copper and fussy cut him!  But I decided to leave the floral image as the main event on the front and add the bird on the inside.

I heat embossed him in Copper Stampin’ Emboss Powder in the corner of a Very Vanilla panel.  Then I colored him with my Crushed Curry and Flirty Flamingo Stampin’ Write Markers.

I SNAILd the panel to a Flirty Flamingo mat and into my Emerald Envy card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got another Copper-Embossed Feathery Friends bird on the front…

…and then I heat embossed in Copper a few of the other flower images in the Feathery Friends stamp set on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I love the images in this stamp set – they’re fun to color and oh-so-pretty!  Hope you like!

We were only allowed to pick two out of the six Host Sets in the new Annual Catalog and it was a very hard choice!  But I settled on this one and the Background Bits stamp set (be sure to watch the video to get a glimpse of that one!).  Of course – you guys could also be having to make this hard decision….join me right now, and you can fill your Starter Kit with goodies from our pre-order!!  Give me a shout here – and let me get you hooked up! 🙂

You’ve only got 3 more days to take advantage of my Eastern Palace Ordering Special!  Don’t miss out!

TTFN

Mary


HOST CODE FOR 1 MAY – 15 MAY: DNBUYHTG
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 2016-17 Annual Catalog or the 201 Occasions Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


Stamps-N-Lingers Eastern Palace Ordering Special!!

Only Thru 8 May

Until close-of-business on 8 May – everyone who orders the Eastern Palace Premier bundle thru my Online Store will receive:

  • DOUBLE Peppermint Rewards Points (do the math – that’s EIGHT points – half way to that free $40 gift right off the bat!!)
  • A free Embellishment from the new 2017-2018 Annual Catalog – my choice!!  

This is 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!!

Remember this Ordering Special is for folks who order the Premier Eastern Palace Bundle between now and the end of the Stampin’ Up! day on 8 May!  Don’t delay!  Get all the details on the Starter Bundle and the Premier Bundle – and handy links to order!! – right here!


Stamps-N-Lingers 2017-2018 Annual Catalog Shares are Open

 

What are catalog shares, you ask?  Well…think of them as a Test Drive of a new catalog!

In this Annual Catalog, there are 16 new Designer Papers….14 new Embellishments…..and more new ribbons than I can count!!  If you were to buy one of each of them –  you’d spend over $600!  Shares are a great way to get a little of everything from the new Catalog!  You get a chance to “try before you buy”!

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 couple of free extra goodies!!).  You can get all the details and a full list of what you’ll get with each share type and get signed up for your Share right here.  Don’t delay – 30 May is the cutoff date!


 


You can see the Retiring List right here! There are some great deals on some awesome products so get your lists ready – go take a peek and happy shopping!  Here’s a handy link to the Retiring Products in my Online Store. 🙂

All the details are on my Promotions page – so check it out!


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT

The Feathery Friends host-exclusive set and the Glitter Enamel Dots are all available 1 June.  Ask me how you can get these and other Pre-Order items right now!! 🙂


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

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

Flirty Flamingo Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (mats for card front and for inner liner)

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 3 3/4″ x 5″ (card front and 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!


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Finn-Fan Fix…

Today, Finn had a visitor.  

Who brought hot dogs cut up into little pieces.

We asked a dog trainer friend of ours to come help us learn how to use an electronic collar with Finn.  We wanted to be sure we were training him correctly with the collar.  

So – let’s be clear, cuz I can hear you all gasping in horror and shock and getting ready to un-subscribe to the dog-abuser’s blog!

The collar has multiple settings.

On “1” – which is where we use it, I can’t feel it at all.

I thought it wasn’t working.

But – Finn feels it – and can hear the tiny hum, I suppose.  And it annoys him.

The purpose of training him is to teach him how to turn the annoying hum off.

Answer?  Come back.  When you come back – the humming stops.

Instantly.

That’s an artifact from training horses.  Apply some pressure and instantly remove it when they make even the slightest attempt to do what you need them to do.  And a horse learns it pretty quickly.  An Aussie will learn it at the speed of heat.

So please.  Don’t hate me.  Don’t unsubscribe.

We’re doing this to ensure that the single most important command in any dog’s repertoire (COME or HERE!) will be obeyed every time.

No mater what.

It could save his life one day.

Learning it, though, is hard work.

This is him right after we got done.  He can hardly keep his eyes open.

I’m flopped in the chair.

It’s hard work for mom, too.  And I didn’t even get hot dogs!! 😉

TTFN
M

Categories: Any Occasion, Encouragement, Everyday, Feminine, Friendship | Tags: , , , | 24 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Colorful Umbrella Season

Happy Friday, y’all!  Guess we made it!  Whoo-hoo!  And I have a good friend and his family coming to visit us today!  I’m so looking forward to seeing them!

Had a miraculous thing today.

My house is clean.

But…I didn’t do it!!

Someone else did it while I worked on my real job and worked at my crafting table.  

Yes.  For me that’s a miracle.

And she’s coming back in a week!!  Whoo-hoo-hoo-hoo-hooooooooo!!!!

My card for today is a combination of sneak peek and old friend!  I used some of the new Colorful Seasons stamp set, a few Umbrella Weather die cuts, and some Color Theory DSP.  Take a look-see:

My layout is inspired by the sketch at The Paper Players.

And I pulled several elements from the Card Concept inspiration photo.

I started with a piece of Whisper White card stock and then I did a little emboss-resist and sponging on it.  To begin with, I inked up the small leaf from the Colorful Season stamp set (available 1 June!) with Versamark and stamped it all over the panel.  Then I quickly sprinkled it with Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  I heated it up and let it cool.  Then I used a sponge to color the entire panel with Pool Party ink.

I switched to Tranquil Tide (avail 1 May) and sponged the edges of the panel.  Then I wiped the panel to clean the little bit of ink off of the leaves.  I SNAILd the panel to a Melon Mambo mat.  This panel is SNAILd to a Whisper White card front, which I matted on Melon Mambo, too.

For the umbrellas, I used a piece of Crushed Curry paper from the Color Theory DSP Stack (1 June).  Using the small flower cluster image in Colorful Seasons I stamped the paper a few times with Melon Mambo. Then I used the umbrella die in the Umbrella Weather Framelits that puts creases in the die cut to cut out two umbrellas.  I carefully folded the umbrellas to give them some depth.

I cut two umbrella handles from a piece of the Wood Textures DSP and snipped the ends.  Then I adhered them into the backs of the umbrellas.  Using Stampin’ Dimensionals, I popped them over the embossed panel.

My sentiment, from Colorful Seasons, is stamped in Crushed Curry on a piece of Whisper White, then cut out with a die from the Bunch of Banners Framelits.  I cut a second banner from Melon Mambo and adhered the two together with Liquid Glue.  Then I popped it over the umbrellas with some Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card front was done!

On the inside, I sponged a corner of a Whisper White panel with Crushed Curry ink and added some Colorful Seasons flowers over the top in Melon Mambo.

I SNAILd the panel to a Melon Mambo mat and into my Tranquil Tide (avail 1 May) card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got some more of the Crushed Curry sponging in the corner, with the addition of the Melon Mambo Colorful Seasons flowers…

…and I added some more of the Color Theory DSP Crushed Curry paper to the envelope flap, and added more of the Colorful Seasons flowers in Melon Mambo.

Et Voila!  I love how the leaves from the Colorful Seasons stamp set look with the emboss-resist and the Tranquil Tide ink. And I really think the umbrellas look like the ones in the inspiration photo, don’t you??  Hope you like!

TTFN

Mary


HOST CODE FOR 16 APR – 30 APR: GGZD4AQ3

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 2016-17 Annual Catalog or the 2017 Occasions Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:   

The Colorful Seasons stamp set and Color Theory DSP are available on 1 June!! You can get the Tranquil Tide ink and card stock next week on the 1st when you buy the Eastern Palace bundles!! Whoo-hoo!!    


CARD CUTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:

Tranquil Tide Card Stock (avail 1 May): 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card stock, scored and folded at 5 1/2″)

Melon Mambo Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2 3/8″ x 4 7/8″ (mat for embossed panel); Bunch of Banners die cut mat for the sentiment

Whisper White Card Stock; 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); 2 1/4″ x 4 3/4″ (embossed panel); Bunch of Banners die cut sentiment

Color Theory DSP Stack (1 June): Umbrella Weather die cut umbrellas; envelope flap

Wood Textures DSP Stack (1 June): Umbrella Weather die cut handles.

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…

My fierce guard dog was put to the test today!

There was a giant truck – with wings!!! – and a tail!!! – sitting square in the middle of the drive.

It.  Was.  Not.  There. The.  Day.  Before.

Highly suspicious.

He bravely approached.

He woofed.

Woofing makes his pantaloons quiver.

He was a-quiver.  😂😃😃

I turned around and he decided he’d best get in the golf cart.

He watched it the whole way.

He had my six.

Even when he had to look away for a moment to check out a squirrel…he looked back real fast.

Just in case that monster got the wrong idea!

It didn’t.

It just sat there.

Only Finn was surprised by that!

TTFN

M

Categories: Everyday, Feminine, Friendship, Thinking Of You | Tags: , , , , | 10 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Eastern Dahlia Wedding Card

Happy Hawmp Day, y’all!  I’ll tell you what – I’m ready for this week to be done.  Work has been a total PITA.  The “real” job – not this one!  I’m ready to not have to think about it for a couple of days.

Or years.

Or…ever!

But…it’s still supporting my SU! habit, so…. you know.  Gotta keep doing it.

So – my card for today is a wedding card.  I made it using a new-to-me stamp called Definitely Dahlia – which is a single stamp with the most gorgeous flower image.  I added a little bit of Eastern Beauty (avail 1 June), some Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers (also 1 June), a little Sunshine Wishes Thinlit action and a sentiment from Floral Phrases  Yep, I was all over the place in my stash!  Take a look-see:

The layout of for my card is from the CAS(E) This Sketch challenge this week.

And the wedding theme is from Stamp Ink Paper.

I started with a piece of Tranquil Tide paper from the new Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Stack (1 June) that I matted on a piece of Tranquil Tide card stock (1 June).  Over that I adhered a Tea Lace Paper Doily with some Liquid Glue.

I also used a couple of Glue Dots – on the doily – to wrap some loops of Gold Metallic Thread.

The center panel started with a piece of Whisper White card stock.  I inked up my new Definitely Dahlia stamp with Versamark and stamped the panel, then sprinkled the image with Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  I heat embossed the flower and matted the panel on a Tranquil Tide mat.

For the sentiment, I used a die cut from the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits set.  I cut the die three times from Tranquil Tide and then adhered them all together in a stack with Liquid Glue.

The second part of the sentiment is from Eastern Beauty.  It’s a curved stamp – but I straightened it out when I stuck it to the acrylic block.  I inked just the words “is beautiful” in Versamark and stamped the panel.  Then I sprinkled it with more Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heated it up.  I added the die cut “love” with Liquid Glue and the card front was done! 🙂

On the inside, I pulled a sentiment that seemed to fit perfectly from the Floral Phrases stamp set and added it in Tranquil Tide ink to a Whisper White panel.  Across the bottom of the panel, I adhered an Eastern Gold Vinyl Sticker.

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

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got another of the Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers across the front…

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

Et Voila!  I’ve had my eye on that Definitely Dahlia stamp for a long time (if it wasn’t clear, I only used about half of the image – it’s big, bold and beautiful!!) – I have no idea why I waited so long to add it to the stamp shelf!  I’m also liking the new designs in the Fresh Florals DSP Stack!  Hope you like! 🙂

Don’t forget to check out the Clearance Rack – SU! has been adding more goodies – some up to 60% off!!  Heck – that’s practically free! 😉

TTFN

Mary


HOST CODE FOR 16 APR – 30 APR: GGZD4AQ3

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 2016-17 Annual Catalog or the 2017 Occasions Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:   

The Eastern Palace goodies – Eastern Beauty stamp set and Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers are available on 1 May!!  You can even get the Tranquil Tide card stock and ink then, too! Whoo-hoo!!   


CARD CUTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:

Whisper White Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card stock, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); 2 3/8″ x 5 1/8″ (sentiment panel); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

Tranquil Tide Card Stock (avail 1 June): 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2 1/2″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for sentiment panel); Sunshine Sayings Thinlit die cut sentiment 

Fresh Florals DSP Stack (avail 1 June); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card 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…

Well, I caught him.

Mostly cuz he was sleeping.

Sleeping in the “do you have any idea what your dog is doing and why?” position.

What position is that, you say?

Well….

Maybe there was a bug.  

Crawling on the floor behind the chair.  Or on the cat scratching toy.  Or on the hearth.

And…he fell asleep mid-pursuit.

Bug pursuit.

The struggle is real.

TTFN

M

Categories: Bridal Shower, Feminine, Love, Wedding | Tags: , , , , , | 25 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Woodland Lovely Friends Sneak Peek

Mornin’, y’all!  Hope this post finds you well!

My card for today is another sneak peek – this time of the Lovely Friends stamp set and the bundled Lovely Laurels Thinlits.  I added a little bit of the Delightful Daisy DSP – sooooo pretty!! – and an old favorite…the Woodland TIEF!!  Take a look-see:

I played along with the Global Design Project challenge – which is a CASE The Designer challenge.

And my color scheme is inspired by the Sunday Stamps color challenge.

I started with a pretty Olive Green panel from the Delightful Daisy DSP (coming 1 June!) and I ran it thru one of my favorite embossing folders – the Woodland TIEF.  Then I matted it on a piece of Peekaboo Peach card stock.

I worked with the corner square element in the inspiration card and made a frame and sentiment panel.  I cut the sentiment panel from a piece of Whisper White, using a square Stitched Shapes Framelit.  The frame is two pieces – one in Always Artichoke and one in Whisper White.  I cut both of the frames with a scalloped square die in the Squares Layering Framelits – using two adjacent-sized dies.  To make the frame, I used the same square-sided die to cut the center out of both pieces.  I used Liquid Glue to adhere the two frames together.

I stamped the sentiment from the Lovely Friends stamp set (1 June).  I inked “Feeling Very” in Crumb Cake and stamped it first.  Then I cleaned my stamp and inked up “Blessed” in Old Olive and stamped it under the first portion of the sentiment.  I also added some Peekaboo Peach flourish images in the corners of the panel.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the sentiment panel and then popped the frame over it with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The floral decoration is all from Lovely Friends and the matching Lovely Laurel Thinlits.  I stamped several large and small flowers – these are all two-step images.  I used Peekaboo Peach and stamped the first image (the fill-in) in full strength or stamped-off-once ink.  Then I added the second step image.  I also stamped several where I only used the second step – some in full strength Peekaboo Peach and some in stamped off once ink.  I cut them all out with their matching dies with the Lovely Laurel set.

I cut a few leaves from Old Olive and Always Artichoke.  Then I built the arranegement with Liquid Glue and Stampin’ Dimensionals, adding a few loops of LinenThread, too.  Finally, I used some new Glitter Enamel Dots (avail 1 June) in pale Crushed Curry and Old Olive and added them to the larger flowers.  The small flowers got a Pearl Basic Jewel Embellishment, and the card front was done.

On the inside, I just added a Peekaboo Peach flourish and some Pear Pizzazz dots (both from Lovely Friends!) in the corners of a Whisper White panel.

I SNAILd the panel to a Peekaboo Peach mat and into my Always Artichoke card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more of the Lovely Friends flourishes and dots on the front…

…and a little more of the Delightful Daisy DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I love the versatility and diversity of the Delightful Daisy DSP.  And the sentiments in Lovely Friends are…lovely?? 😏…and quite varied, too!  I hope you like!

A quick note from Stampin’ Up! They’ve update the Clearance Rack with more items – some up to 60% off!!  Whoo-hoo!  So be sure to check it out soon – get the great deals before they’re gone!

TTFN

Mary


HOST CODE FOR 16 APR – 30 APR: GGZD4AQ3

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 2016-17 Annual Catalog or the 2017 Occasions Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:   

The Lovely Friends stamp set and Lovely Laurel Thinlits will be available as a bundle on 1 June, as will the Delightful Daisy DSP and the new Glitter Enamel Dots!   


CARD CUTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:

Always Artichoke Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card stock, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); 2 3/4″ scallop square (outer frame – )

Peekaboo Peach Card Stock (avail 1 June): 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2 1/2″ x 3 3/4″ (mat for sentiment panel); Everyday Jars Thinlits die cut leaves 

Whisper White Card Stock: 2 1/2″ scallop square (inner frame – 2 1/8″ straight square cut out); 2 1/8″ Stitched Shapes square (sentiment); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

Delightful Daisy DSP Stack (avail 1 June); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card 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…

I’ve got some bad news, folks.

Finn has become a paparrazi-phobe.

Yes, it’s true.  

He gets himself in a cute position, holds his lips adorably, tilts his head perfectly.  And then…

…as soon as I pull out the camera…

…he moves.

Which is all to say that I don’t have a new picture of the Diva.

Can boys be divas??  I don’t know.

But since he became the teacher’s pet at class the other day – he’s been pretty slippery in the photo-op department.

So…I took a picture of something that couldn’t move.

That’s my veggie plants from the Territorial Seeds company.  They’re resting on my recently compost-refreshed bed.  I’ll wait another day or so before I get them planted – I think the chicken and mushroom compost I put in on Sunday is still a little too hot!

This year I’m planting EIGHT Ancho Magnifico plants!!  Chile Rellleno casseroles in my future!!  Yumm!!

Hopefully I’ll get sneakier and have a pic of Himself for you tomorrow!

TTFN

M

Categories: Any Occasion, Feminine, Friendship, Love, Thinking Of You | Tags: , , , , | 18 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Delightful Daisy Sneak Peek for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

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Happy Thursday, y’all – and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!  We’ve got a sketch for you today- and I’m thinkin’ you’re going to see some Sneak Peeks of the new 2017-2018 Annual Catalog.  Hope you’ll spend a little time checking out all our projects today!

Here’s the sketch we all worked with…


When I first saw the new Delightful Daisy Suite in the new catalog – I was tickled to death!  I’ve been waiting for a flower like this for a while!  And then – I saw the Delightful Daisy DSP.  And I was in love.  It’s just so danged pretty!  Each design is better than the last – and I’m thrilled this one will be around for a whole year!! 🙂


I used this new paper along with the Daisy Delight stamp set and matching Daisy Punch to make a pretty cottage-garden thank you card.  Take a look-see:


Along with our sketch, I played along with the pretty picture in the Card Concept challenge this week.


I started with a piece of the beautiful paper in Delightful Daisy – running just the bottom portion of the paper thru the Big Shot in the Fluttering TIEF.  Then I matted the panel on Calypso Coral.

Next up – a length of 1/4″ Double Stitched Ribbon in Daffodil Delight (available on 1 June in the new catalog – along with Cherry Cobbler and Blushing Bride!) – doubled and adhered with a few dabs of Liquid Glue.


For my sentiment panel, I used a piece of Whisper White and stamped myself a little “cottage garden” with the images in the Daisy Delight stamp set.  There are two kinds of stems – all stamped in stamped-off-once Tranquil Tide (1 June).  Then I added some Wisteria Wonder, Daffodil Delight and Calypso Coral flowers.  This is a photo-polymer set, so it’s easy to line everything up.

The sentiment is stamped in Tranquil Tide at full strength.  Then I SNAILd it to a piece of Calypso Coral card stock and popped it on the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.


My daisy is made by stamping two of the flower images from Daisy Delight in Daffodil Delight on Whisper White.  Here’s a tip – when you stamp these, make one “petal” go straight down – like the hands of a clock at 6 o’clock.  That makes it easy peasy to use the matching Daisy Punch! 🙂

After punching them both out, I lightly curled some of the petals and adhered them together with a little Liquid Glue.  Then I used an Aqua Painter to brush some more Daffodil Delight on the center and part way out the petals.


I adhered my flower to the sentiment panel and added a new Clear Faceted Gem (1 June).

I cut three Bitty Butterfly punches (retiring!) from a piece of the Delightful Daisy DSP and adhered them.  The flutterby on the flower is popped on with a Dimensional.  I added three little Pearl Basic Jewel Embellishments to the butterflies and the card was done!

On the inside, I added another pretty sentiment from Daisy Delight in Tranquil Tide to a Whisper White panel.  Then I added some more flowers in Tranquil Tide, Wisteria Wonder and Daffodil Delight.


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

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got another Daisy Delight garden on the front…


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


Et Voila!  Okay, folks, it’s official.  This is hands-down my favorite suite in the new catalog!  I love everything about it – and I know when you get your hands on it, you’re going to love it, too!!  Soon, people, very soon! 🙂

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!

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Amy Koenders

Shelagh Freemantle

Mary Deatherage – YOU ARE HERE!

Jari Francis

Kristi Gray

Jaime Babarczy

Have fun on the Hop!

TTFN

Mary


HOST CODE FOR 1 APR – 15 APR: 7QZA32B7

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 2016-17 Annual Catalog or the 201 Occasions Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.



You can see the Retiring List right here! There are some great deals on some awesome products so get your lists ready – go take a peek and happy shopping!  Here’s a handy link to the Retiring Products in my Online Store. 🙂

All the details are on my Promotions page – so check it out!


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT          
All the items in the Delightful Daisy Suite will be available on 1 June!! 🙂


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Whisper White Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, score and fold at 4 1/4″); 2 3/4″ square (sentiment panel); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); Daisy Punch

Calypso Coral Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2 7/8″ square (mat for sentiment panel)

Delightful Daisy DSP:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); Bitty Butterfly punches; 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…will be back tomorrow!  No FFF’s on Blog Hop Days! 🙂

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Stampin’ Up! Artistically Asian Color Theory DSP Sneak Peek!

Mornin’, y’all – happy Haawwmp Day!  I hope you’ve had a chance to check out the video I did showing off the new 2017-2018 Annual Catalog goodies that I got yesterday!  It was part of my Demonstrator-perk….perked up even more by the fact that I went to OnStage last weekend!  And boy was that a fun box to open!!  Didn’t get to see it?  Check it out right here! 🙂

My card today is a play on one that I remember seeing last week.  For some reason, the “paint chip” paper in the new Color Theory DSP Stack really just caught my eye – guess I need to work in a paint store!!  This is really cool paper, though…

A little tidbit…remember the bindings on the 6″ x 6″ paper stack?  That rubber stuff that held the papers together?  Well – its gone!!  Yeah!!  SU! listened to us griping and it’s gone!!

Anywho – I decided to make a clean and simple card with the Berry Burst “paint chip”.  I added some Artistically Asian – take a look-see:

I played along with the sketch challenge over at CAS(E) This Sketch for this one:

I started with a piece of the Color Theory paper – in Berry Burst (the stack also features Old Olive, Crushed Curry and Dapper Denim) – and, using my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, stamped the Artistically Asian floral image in Basic Black Archival Ink.  I also added the sentiment in Basic Black.

I matted the panel on a piece of Basic Black card stock and then on a second mat of Berry Burst.  And – yep.  That was it for the card front!

On the inside, I used the same Artistically Asian image.  I inked it up in Berry Burst ink, stamped it off 4 times on my Grid Paper, then stamped it in the middle of a Whisper White panel.

I double matted the panel on Basic Black and Berry Burst and then SNAILd it into my Basic Black card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals, and the card was done!

For the front of my Whisper White Medium Envelope, I double-stamped the Artistically Asian image – first in full-strength Berry Burst and then in stamped-off-once Basic Black Archival Ink.  I used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to ever-so-slightly offset the black image…

…and then I added another piece of the Berry Burst Color Theory DSP to the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  This one was so quick and easy, y’all – but I think it’s gorgeous!  And – you could do the same exact card on all four colors in the beautiful Color Theory DSP Stack!  Hope you like…and have just added this beautiful stack to your Wish List!

Scroll on down for the card cuts and all the products you’ll need to make this one for yourself!


HOST CODE FOR 1 APR – 15 APR: 7QZA32B7

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 2016-17 Annual Catalog or the 2017 Occasions Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


You can see the Retiring List right here! There are some great deals on some awesome products so get your lists ready – go take a peek and happy shopping!  Here’s a handy link to the Retiring Products in my Online Store. 🙂

All the details are on my Promotions page – so check it out!


You’ve Seen the Sneak Peeks….

You’ve Watched the Un-boxing…

Now – be sure you’re on my list to receive your very own copy of the…

2017-2018 Annual Catalog!!

Here’s the plan!

  • 8 April 17:  Demonstrators attending Stampin’ Up! OnStage got to see (and pre-order!) the new 2017-2018 catalog!!
  • 10 April 17:
    • Demonstrators were allowed to share sneak peeks of new catalog items we saw at the OnStage event!
    • At the same time, the new catalog became available online for DEMONSTRATORS ONLY!
    • The RETIRING LISTS for customers and demonstrators were released 
  • 10 April 10 – 31 May 17: Retiring products are available WHILE SUPPLIES LAST – don’t delay, items are going fast!
  • 31 May 17: This is the very last day to order from the Annual catalog and Occasions catalog – for items still in stock.
  • 1 Jun 17: first day for customers to order from the NEW 2017-2018 catalog!!  Whoo-hooo!

I’m just assuming YOU want your own copy of the new catalog!!  How can you get it?

Mid-May 2017:  I’ll be mailing a new Stampin’ Up! catalog to anyone on my customer list who has made a $50 or more purchase in the past 12 months.   PLEASE, if you are one of my regular customers, log in to your online account (here), click on your Account Information and verify that your mailing address is correct so that you’ll get your new catalog quick as you can!

Demonstrator Perks!

So, didja notice that there are some pretty cool perks for being a demonstrator!??  This is such a fun time of year to be a Demonstrator, cuz seeing the new catalog early and getting to pre-order and play with the new goodies…well.  It’s a heckuva a lot of fun and I’m so excited for this weekend!

If you want to share in the excitement, you can join the Stampin’ Up! family and my Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew TODAY and you, too, can see the new catalog on Monday, 10 Apr!!!

Check out more details HERE, or click the link below to join the Krew!


Tomorrow is the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop – so look for me in your Inbox at 7am Eastern!

TTFN!

Mary


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:    

The Color Theory DSP Stack, Berry Burst Classic Ink Pad and Berry Burst Card Stock will be available on 1 June! 🙂


CARD CUTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:

Basic Black Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base – scored and folded at 5 1/2″); 3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″ (mats for card front and for inner liner)

Berry Burst Card Stock (available 1 June): 3 3/4″ x 5″ (mats for card front and for inner liner)

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″ (inner liner)

Color Theory DSP Stack (available 1 June): 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″ (card 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…

Finny had company overnight!

Our friend Paul came to visit – and Finn was….ecstatic!

Company…Is….Finn-Fun!!

He had a great time – even though it’s a LOT OF WORK!!

When Paul left about mid-morning. the Finn-ster crashed.  Hard.  He slept for an hour.

Snoring….

He was still tired when it was time to go get the mail.  Decided to ride.

With his dad.

Still keeping a sharp eye out for any danger – it’s Figment Season here in Georgia, after all.  Those boogers pop out from anywhere – and you really never know which direction they’re going to come from.

No rest for the weary-dog! 😉

TTFN

M

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