Feminine

Stampin’ Up! All Dressed to Impress for The Paper Players

Good Sunday morning, y’all!  Hope you’re staying warm this weekend – we’re back into a winter-y cycle.  Cold enough for covers again.  Bleh.  But…no snow.  No “-” in front of the temperature so…there’s that! 🙂

Be sure to take advantage of my Weight-loss Milestone Ordering Special, okay?  It’s only around thru Tuesday so you need to get hopping!  Let my loss be your gain!

If you were able to join me last night for my Facebook Live video, I sure appreciate you spending part of your weekend with me!  If not, but you’d like to watch the instant-ish replay, here ’tis!

The inspiration for this card set comes from this week’s Paper Players theme challenge and the Dressed To Impress bundle and gorgeous Best Dressed DSP was the perfect choice!  Take a look-see:

And here’s this week’s Paper Players challenge!  I hope you’ll join us and show us your projects! 🙂

Now – admittedly, the card holder isn’t particularly clean-and-simple!  THAT comes into play with the 6 notecards and envelopes tucked inside!! 🙂

The holder is easy to make – it’s cut from two pieces of the Best Dressed DSP for the “body” of the purse/tote.  Some Old Olive (Mossy Meadow in the video and picture below) cardstock makes up the ties and the pocket on the outside.

All of which have dies in the All Dressed Up Dies set!!

I put the tote together with Tear & Tape Adhesive – and used that as well to secure the handles to the bag.  I used some Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals to pop the pocket on the outside of the bag – then “filled” it with a bottle of perfume fussy cut from one of the DSP designs, and a stamped-and-die-cut lipstick (in Mint Macaron and Tuxedo Black).  Tip – you need to cut the lipstick down so that it fits into the pocket!


I cut one of the smaller buttons from some Gold Foil and stuck it on with Liquid Glue.  The sentiment, from Dressed to Impress, is stamped in Lovely Lipstick on Whisper White, cut with the label die from All Dressed Up and adhered with more Liquid Glue.

A Glue Dot adheres a Petal Pink Best Dressed Tassel and a little bow tied from Mint Macaron 1/8″ Sheer Linen Ribbon.

I made a total of 6 little note cards and envelopes to go inside this sweet little tote.  Some I made using the Best Dressed 3″ x 3″  Note Cards & Envelopes.  I ran out of the notecards, so I also created some with 3″ x 6″ Whisper White pieces, scored and folded at 3″.  Fortunately, I had more envelopes – love those scalloped flaps!

The trick to making a “set” – to me – is to keep the colors cohesive from card to card.  So….all the sentiments were stamped in Lovely Lipstick.  Cards were coordinated with their envelopes….  I used Mint Macaron “dots” on all the cards.   And kept the color palette simple…

Did you know that you can approximate Purple Posy ink with stamped-off-once Highland Heather?  No?  Well…now you do! 🙂

I made two of each “color” of note cards – you saw the Petal Pink set up above.  There’s also a Daffodil Delight set…

And the aforementioned Purple Posy…. aka stamped-off-once Highland Heather!

Let’s talk sentiments, shall we?  All the note card fronts have a sentiment from the Dressed to Impress stamp set.  On the inside – I used sentiments from the Sending You Thoughts set in the Sale-A-Bration Flyer (this is a FREE-with-$50-order level gift!).

If you look closely, you’ll see I decorated each of the envelope flaps with a Gold Foil die cut button from the All Dressed Up Dies – adhered with Liquid Glue.  Atop the button is a tiny bow from Mint Macaron 1/8″ Sheer Linen Ribbon – adhered with a Glue Dot!

Now – in case it’s not obvious – these are not suitable for mailing as they sit.  Right?  You’d need to put them in an A2 size envelope (or some USPS-approved envelope) to mail them.  Or stick them inside a gift box.  Or keep them in your purse to randomly hand out to folks who deserve a little thank you! 🙂

Et Voila!  Wouldn’t this little All Dressed Up purse – filled with 6 Dressed to Impress note cards and envelopes great for Thank You’s, Congratulations and Birthday! – make an awesome gift?  I hope you like!

If you want to recreate this set – all the Stampin’ Up! products you need are listed down below.  Hint:  if you buy the Dressed To Impress Bundle, the Best Dressed DSP and the Mint Macaron 1/8″ Sheer Linen Ribbon – you’ll reach the Level 1 reward threshold for Sale-A-Bration and you can “complete” your set with the free Sending You Thoughts stamp set!!

Now – before you reach for your ink and papers, check out what our amazing team has created to inspire you this week:

The Paper Players Design Team

TTFN

M

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 15 JAN – 31 JAN: MSQKN6C2

Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in any active Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!  See my Rewards page for full details.


FLASH Ordering Special Good Thru Tuesday!

 

I want you to help me celebrate my big weight loss and – more importantly! – keeping it off since June 2018!!  So, let my loss be your gain of…Double Peppermint Reward Points and even Free Shipping (on qualified orders!).

So – here’s the dealy-o!

This is VERY limited time.  This special is only thru this Tuesday (21 Jan).  And it’s a two-parter so read CAREFULLY!

Here’s the deets!

1. All orders of $50 or greater (before shipping and taxes) placed through my online store between today (18 Jan 20) and the end of the day on 21 Jan 20 will earn DOUBLE PEPPERMINT REWARD POINTS!!

2.  Orders OVER $126 (see the tie-in??) before shipping and tax will receive the DOUBLE PEPPERMINTS and FREE SHIPPING from me!  I’ll refund your free shipping using PayPal or I’ll send you a check (your choice!).  Remember – the free shipping is only available on orders over $126 before shipping and tax!

2. Don’t forget to add the Host Code below if your order is under $150 to get your free thank you gift (orders over $150 automatically get the free thank you gift!).

3. For more information about my Punkin Head Peppermint Reward points (my buyer reward program), click here.

Happy Shopping, Shipping-Skipping and Peppermint-Gathering!

Head on over to my Online Store to get started!


Thirty-One Gifts Flash Sale!

Thirty-One is holding a 5-day Flash Sale starting today!  The sale will run January 17-21 and includes our entire collection (except Hostess Exclusives and Personalization)!  Enjoy 25% off! It’s time to get organized folks!

Here’s a link right to my Open Party.  Happy saving!

 


Interested In Joining Us?

If you’ve ever thought of joining Stampin’ Up! as a Demonstrator (I’d love to have you on my team!), Sale-A-bration is an awesome time to join!

Whether you’d like to start a business or would simply like the great discount, we’re here to support you however you need!

If you have EVER considered joining the team – then during this year’s Sale-A-Bration is definitely the time to take the step!  The SU! Starter Kit is one of the best deals going.  You pay just $99 (plus tax) and it includes Free Shipping!  For that $99 – you get to select $125 worth of SU! product – plus you get Mini Paper Cutter, the 6” x 6” DSP Sampler and your choice of an extra stamp set!  Pretty awesome deal.  Remember – there’s no commitment – no need to sell, have a blog or anything else.  Just collect that 20-25% discount on everything you purchase for as long as you remain active.

Any time is always a great time to join and get that big discount for yourself, but Sale-a-bration is a really awesome time to join with lots of extra benefits with your kit!

There are lots more details to be found on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions Page.

Or…are you ready to go?  Clickhereand scroll down to click on the “join now” button and select your Starter Kit now!

Let me know if you have any questions at stamps-n-lingers@comcast.net.


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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Best Dressed Note Cards and Envelopes

Whisper White Card Stock:  3″ x 6″ (note cards, scored and folded at 3″); die cut perfume bottle, shoes and flowers

Old Olive Card Stock: All Dressed Up Die cut purse straps and front pocket (these are Mossy Meadow in the Video)

Gold Foil: All Dressed Up Die cut buttons

Best Dressed 6″ x 6″ DSP:  source for fussy cut perfume bottle


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


Ever vigilant.

Steadfast in his determination to keep all who live within safe.

Or he’s watching a squirrel.

Hard to say.

TTFN
M

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Stampin’ Up! Beautiful Moments and Lily Impressions

Happy Hawwwmp Day, y’all!!  How goes your week?

We’re becoming “mold-people” here, I think!  It’s rained.  And rained.  And…yes.  Rained.  For so long now….

But – make no mistake – I’ll take this (and our unseasonably warm days!) – over snow, sleet and cold-of-night anytime!

Do want to remind you…there are only TWO days left to take advantage of my Special Bundles for the 2020 Jan – Jun Mini Catalog.  That’s right – after the day ends on the 17th (Friday!) – these specials are Gone with the Wind!!

Now – my card for today is easy.  And also peasy!  It used the lovely Beautiful Moments stamp set from the new catalog, along with the Parisian Flourish 3D Embossing Folder.  Plus…a FREE goody – the Iris Impressions DSP.  This is one you can get for free with a $50 order (before shipping and tax) while Sale-A-Bration is going on (thru 31 Mar).  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Just Us Girls Guest Designer – Peaceful Painted Poppies Birthday Card

Good morning, my peeps!  I’m back early on a Saturday morning for week-two as a Guest Designer at the Just Us Girls Challenge!

When I saw our challenge, I took it as a clear sign that it was time for a good ole collage card.  So, I decided this would be a good week to go all-in with the Painted Poppies and Peaceful Moments bundles.  And I do mean…ALL in!  Take a look-see:

And – here’s the challenge we’re bringing you this week!

I hope my card will inspire you to get crafty and come on over to play with the Just Us Girls challenge!  Looking forward to seeing what you create!

I also used the sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches for some inspiration!

I started with some of the pretty striped paper from the Painted Poppies DSP and matted it on Basic Black for the card front.  I used a different – solid green – pattern for the vertical stripe – also matted on Basic Black and adhered with Liquid Glue.

I matted a piece of Whisper White on Basic Black and added the sentiment from Peaceful Moments in Poppy Parade ink.  Then I adhered the panel onto the card front with Liquid Glue.

Next, it was time to “grow” some flowers!  First, I used the splatter image from the Painted Poppies stamp set in Flirty Flamingo all over a piece of Flirty Flamingo card stock.  Then I cut two solid flowers from the stamped card stock using the Poppy Moments Dies (which is bundled with the Peaceful Moments stamp set).  I cut two outline flowers from Poppy Parade and adhered them to their flowers with Liquid Glue.

I cut several solid leaf shapes from Old Olive vellum – found in the Perennial Essence Vellum Pack (annual catalog).  The detail leaves are cut in Mossy Meadow.  I again used Liquid Glue to adhere all the pieces together.

I cut a few rosebuds from the stamped Flirty Flamingo and their stems from some of the dark green paper in the Painted Poppies DSP (same paper that I used on the vertical strip).

With all the pieces and parts built – it was time to build the collage.  So…I laid it all out…

When I was happy with it I took the photo (above), then I picked up the “top” flower – and took another picture.

From there, I assembled the collage using Liquid Glue.  I adhered the bow – which is two lengths of Whisper White Solid Baker’s Twine – with a Glue Dot.

Then I added the final flower with Black Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I added some Basic Black flower centers (cut with the dies in the Poppy Moments Dies) with Liquid Glue and some gold sequins from the Peaceful Poppies Sequin Assortment and the card front was done.

On the inside, I stamped a second Peaceful Moments sentiment in Poppy Parade on a Whisper White panel.  I added the Painted Poppies two-step flower images in Poppy Parade and Flirty Flamingo.  A single gold Peaceful Poppies Sequin finished it off.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Basic Black mat and into my Poppy Parade card base, popped the card front on with Black Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more of the Painted Poppies flowers on the front…

…and more of the Peaceful Poppies DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Okay, y’all – how gorgeous is this double-bundle Suite?!  The colors and the dies and and and…. simply stunning!  Painted Poppies – with its Painted Labels dies – provide the images and the Peaceful Moments set with its Poppy Moments Dies adds sentiments and a plethora of die-cut florals for all your projects!  I hope you like!

So – PSA!  I’ll be live tonight at 7pm Eastern on my Stamps-N-Lingers FB page.  We’re going to make a fun little card using the new Beautifully Braided bundle.  Take a sneaky peek!

Hope you’ll be able to join me!  🙂

Tonight.  Right here.  7pm Eastern!

TTFN

M

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 1 JAN – 15 JAN: B3JD39GG

Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in any active Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!  See my Rewards page for full details.

Sale-A-Bration is Going Strong!

And it’s a great time to SHOP.  HOST.  Or JOIN!

SHOP:  During Sale-A-Bration, customers earn a FREE product every time they reach a purchase threshold. For example, if you spend $150, you can then choose three level 1 items OR one level 1 and one level 2. This gives you more flexibility to choose what you want. Below are the qualifying levels. When you look in your Sale-A-Bration Flyer, you’ll see the levels needed for each of the products!

  • LEVEL 1 $50
  • LEVEL 2   $100

HOST:  For Jan – Feb – Mar, hosts with qualifying orders can receive the exclusive Little Ladybug Stamp Set (item 152384). For us here in the US, the workshop or individual order needs to reach $300 (before shipping and tax)!  Check out this adorable stamp set – and this is FREE on top of your SAB choices, Stampin’ Rewards and Half-Price Item (when your workshop hits $450).  Whoo-hoo!

 

JOIN:  Finally – if you’ve ever thought of joining Stampin’ Up! as a Demonstrator (I’d love to have you on my team!), Sale-A-bration is an awesome time to join!

There are lots more details to be found on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions Page.

Or…are you ready to go?  Click here and scroll down to click on the “join now” button and select your Starter Kit now!

Let me know if you have any questions at stamps-n-lingers@comcast.net.


Stamps-N-Lingers 2020 Jan – Jun Mini Catalog Special Bundles Available

As you’ve come to expect, I’ve gathered up some goodies from the new Suites (and beyond!) in the 2020 January – June Mini Catalog that coordinate perfectly with each other and will get you well on the way to making great cards and projects!

I spent some time curating these NINE bundles for you to choose from.  Like your own Personal Shopper.  When you order them, you’ll save around 10-15% off ordering everything yourself!  And every Special Bundle includes a FREE GIFT! 🙂

And – since it’s Sale-A-Bration EVERY bundle will get a couple of Sale-A-Bration Rewards.  The more bundles you order – the more rewards you’ll earn.  Heck – choose a couple three and get the retail cost over $300 (not YOUR cost – the RETAIL cost!) and you’ll receive the totes-adorbs Little Ladybug FREE!

Winner Winner!

Check all the bundles out right here on my Special Bundles Page – then use the handy form at the end to get your order placed!

NOTE:  At the bottom of the form is a spot for you to put your choices for your Sale-A-Bration freebies.  Please prioritize your favorites from first thru sixth choice (and select “Unspecified Choice” for the remainder, okay?)  I’ll order them when I place your order – and will get as many of them for you as I can!  Winner-Winner- better than a chicken DINNER!!  If you’ve got questions on how to fill out the form – give me a holler!

But – this is a LIMITED TIME OFFER – so….don’t wait too long!


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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:  

Poppy Parade Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); Poppy Moments die cut flowers

Basic Black Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 1 1/4″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for DSP strip); 2 5/8″ x 3 7/8″ (mat for sentiment panel)

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

Flirty Flamingo and Mossy Meadow Card Stock; Perennial Essence Vellum:  Poppy Moments Die cut flowers and leaves

Peaceful Poppies DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); 1 1/8″ x 5 1/8″ (DSP strip on front); Poppy Moments Die cut “stems”; 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


On Fridays – a thing happens that both Finn and I LOVE.

For very different reasons.

Finn – because of the treats.

Me?  Because of the clean, fresh-smelling house that happened without my help! 🙂

Yep – Friday is….Miss Sonya-Day!

And – Finn absolutely knows -“Miss Sonya is here”.  He flies to the house from wherever we are to say hello and get the treats she always brings!  🙂

The downside – for him – is that he (I) has to pick up his toys on Friday morning, where they have to stay until she’s done mid-afternoon.

They go in the “toy bed” and he patiently-ish waits until it’s okay to start pulling them back out!

He peruses them all.  Paws at them a bit – to seperate them and remind himself of how many he has (it’s a lot!).

Then – with one last pass – he picks THE one that will do for a few minutes.

Looks like Mr. Zombie made the cut today!

Won’t be a minute – they’ll all be strewn hither and yon across the living room.

Exactly.  Like.  A.  Toddler. 😉

TTFN
M

Categories: 2020 January - June Mini Catalog, 2020 Occasions Catalog Sneak Peek, Feminine, Happy Birthday, Joining Special, New Catalog Bundles, New Catalog Launch, New Product, Special Bundles, Special Promotions | Tags: , , , , , | 28 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Lovely Little Ladybug for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Hey y’all – it’s Thursday, so it’s time for another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!!  Today’s a color challenge – and I’m excited to see what everyone brings to the table!  I just know you’re going to see a ton of awesome-ness on the hop today!

When you see the color challenge you’re going to think From My Heart…Valentine’s Day…Love.   Well – I got at least ONE of those on today’s card!  I pulled out the Little Ladybug special Host stamp set from the 2020 Sale-A-Bration Flyer and added some From the Heart Specialty DSP to make a…birthday card!  Take a look-see:

I’m guessing you’ve probably guessed the challenge?

I pulled my layout inspiration from the Freshly Made Sketches challenge this week.

I started with some From My Heart Specialty DSP – look at that shiny red foiling!!  Wow!  I matted that panel on Basic Black for the card front.

The smaller art panel is Whisper White.  I used my Stamparatus to stamp the big flower from Little Ladybug in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, then I matted it on Basic Black and adhered it to the card front with Liquid Glue.

I stamped the sentiment from Little Ladybug in Versamark Ink on a piece of Flirty Flamingo cardstock.  I sprinkled it with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heated it with my Heat Tool.  When it had cooled a little, I cut it out with the smallest rectangle die in the new (and WONDERFUL!!!) Stitched So Sweetly Die set.

I popped the sentiment on with Black Stampin’ Dimensionals.

For the ladybug herself, I stamped her twice in Tuxedo Black using my Stamparatus – once on Whisper White and then once on a different From My Heart Specialty DSP design.

The Whisper White version was cut out with the ….drum roll, please!!…the new LADYBUG DIES!!

How cool are those?  And you’ll be able to get them on 4 Feb!  Or…right now if you join Stampin’ Up!! 😉

Anywho – I cut the Whisper White version with the die. I colored her face with my Light Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blend – with a dab of rouge with my Light Flirty Flamingo Blend.

On the DSP ladybug, I fussy cut just the wings.  ‘I also cut part way up the line dividing the wings – to partially separate them.  I used a stylus on the back of the wings to round them a bit and colored them with my Light Flirty Flamingo Stampin’ Blend.

I added them to the Whisper White ladybug with a Black Stampin’ Dimensional – a full one under the larger wing and a little piece under the small side.  I used a dimensional and some Liquid Glue to add the ladybug to the card front.  Then I finished it off with some From My Heart Faceted Gems – adhered with tiny dabs of Liquid Glue.

On the inside, I used my Stamparatus to add a second sentiment from Little Ladybug in Real Red on a Whisper White panel.  Then I stamped another little ladybug in Tuxedo Black and colored it with my Real Red Stampin’ Blends Combo, Light Smoky Slate and Light Flirty Flamingo.  I used my Stampin’ Blend Color Lifter to lighten the middle of her belly – to make her a little…rounder!

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Basic Black mat and into my Flirty Flamingo card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got another ladybug on the front…

…and more of that gorgeous From My Heart Specialty DSP on the envelope flap!

Et Voila!  This is such a pretty color combination and the beautiful foil-accented From My Heart Specialty DSP is all-in with it!  I think we can all agree that the Little Ladybug stamp set – which you can get for FREE with a $300 order while Sale-A-Bration is going on! – is simply the cutest.  And…with the pending addition of the Ladybug Dies?  Oh my goodness!!  I hope you like!

Now that you’ve seen my card, take a minute to hop thru all our projects today  If you click on the Next Blog button, you’ll go right to Kristi’s page. And you can just click on the names below to go direct to all the blogs!

Amy Koenders

Mary Deatherage – YOU ARE HERE!

Kristi Gray

Jaimie Babarczy

Karen Finkle

Eva Dobilas

Akiko Sudano

Karen Ksenzakovic

Have fun on the Hop!!

TTFN

M

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 1 JAN – 15 JAN: B3JD39GG

Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in any active Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!  See my Rewards page for full details.

**Please note: Due to an increased number of orders that I’ve recently been receiving that have been in the $10-$20 range, I’ve had to change my host code reward to include only orders of $50+.  Unfortunately, it’s not fair to those who are ordering $50+ and there are not enough host $$ generated from orders under $50 to cover the $10 gifts.  Therefore, I won’t be able to continue to offer that bonus on every order.  Thanks for your understanding!


Coordination Product Release!!

Have you heard the rumors about DIE Sets that match Sale-A-Bration stamp sets?

Well – they’re true! And you’ll be able to get them on 4 Feb.

UNLESS…you take advantage of the SAB joining special and sign up NOW. Then – you’d be able to join in the Pre-Order of these goodies like I did!!

Just sayin’! 🙂


Sale-A-Bration is Going Strong!

And it’s a great time to SHOP.  HOST.  Or JOIN!

SHOP:  During Sale-A-Bration, customers earn a FREE product every time they reach a purchase threshold. For example, if you spend $150, you can then choose three level 1 items OR one level 1 and one level 2. This gives you more flexibility to choose what you want. Below are the qualifying levels. When you look in your Sale-A-Bration Flyer, you’ll see the levels needed for each of the products!

  • LEVEL 1 $50
  • LEVEL 2   $100

HOST:  For Jan – Feb – Mar, hosts with qualifying orders can receive the exclusive Little Ladybug Stamp Set (item 152384). For us here in the US, the workshop or individual order needs to reach $300 (before shipping and tax)!  Check out this adorable stamp set – and this is FREE on top of your SAB choices, Stampin’ Rewards and Half-Price Item (when your workshop hits $450).  Whoo-hoo!

 

JOIN:  Finally – if you’ve ever thought of joining Stampin’ Up! as a Demonstrator (I’d love to have you on my team!), Sale-A-bration is an awesome time to join!

There are lots more details to be found on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions Page.

Or…are you ready to go?  Click here and scroll down to click on the “join now” button and select your Starter Kit now!

Let me know if you have any questions at stamps-n-lingers@comcast.net.

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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:  

Flirty Flamingo Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); 5/8″ x 1 3/4″ Stitched So Sweetly Die cut (sentiment)

Basic Black Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3 1/4″ x 3 7/8″ (mat for art)

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

From My Heart Specialty DSP:  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


No FFF’s on Blog Hop Days!

TTFN
M

Categories: 2020 January - June Mini Catalog, 2020 Occasions Mini Catalog, 2020 Sale-A-Bration Flyer, Clean-and-Simple, Feminine, Happy Birthday, Joining Special, New Catalog Launch, Ordering Special!, Recruiting Special, Special Promotions | Tags: , , , | 16 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Lovely Lily Pad Peaceful Moments Sneak Peek

Good morning!  Okay.  So – after my video on Saturday night – someone left a comment that made me sort of take a step back.

I’d mentioned that it was the “last FB live of the year”.  Well….it was the last FB Live of the DECADE.  Last WEEKEND of the DECADE.

This.  Is.  The.  Last.  Monday.  Of the 2010’s!  🙂  So…enjoy it!

My card for today is comprised of so many FREE goodies…I can’t believe it!  Y’all know that Sale-A-Bration is coming up – and three of the five “non-staple” Stampin’ Up! products are IN the Sale-A-Bration flyer!  We’ve got the Lovely Lily Pad stamp set (Free at the $50 level), the matching Lily Pad Dies (Free at the $100 level), the coordinating Lily Impressions DSP ($50 level) and the Metallic Baker’s Twine and Sequins Combo Pack ($50 level)!  Yikes!  Now – I pulled a couple of sentiments from the Peaceful Moments stamp set (in the 2020 Jan-Jun Mini Catalog).  Take a look-see:

The layout for this one was inspired by the challenge sketch over at Inspire. Create.

I started with some of the gorgeous Lily Impressions DSP for the card front.

Then I started making lily pads and flowers!  The Lovely Lily Pad stamp set is a “reversible” set.  So – ink and stamp the “detailed” side – clean it off and flip it over on the block to stamp the fill in solid image!

So – that’s what I did!  I stamped the large flower in Grapefruit Grove – then flipped the image and stamped the fill in stamped-off-once Grapefruit Grove.

I did the same thing with the smaller flowers – in Flirty Flamingo and Melon Mambo.

I cut the flowers out with their Lily Pad Dies.  Then I cut some solid leaves from Granny Apple Green and Vellum Card Stock – as well as a few flowers from Vellum.

The last element is a Garden Green Lily Pad – stamped and cut just like the flowers.

I didn’t start this as a collage card – but…it ended up that way!  I layered all the pieces onto the card front – starting with the actual Lily Pad.  I made sure to let some parts “fall” off the edge – so I could trim them later for the sketch!

When I got to the large flower – I first tied a big ole loose bow with two pieces of So Saffron Baker’s Twine from the SAB Metallic Baker’s Twine & Sequins Combo Pack – and adhered it with a dot of Liquid Glue.

Then I popped the large flower on with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

At that point, I trimmed the excess off the side with my Paper Trimmer and matted the panel on Grapefruit Grove.

The sentiment, from the Peaceful Moments stamp set (part of the Peaceful Poppies Suite), is stamped in Melon Mambo on Grapefruit Grove card stock.  I fussy cut the sentiment and adhered it with Liquid Glue and Stampin’ Dimensionals.

A few So Saffron sequins from the Metallic Baker’s Twine & Sequins Combo Pack adhered with Liquid Glue finished off the card front.

On the inside, I stamped a second Peaceful Moments sentiment in Melon Mambo on Whisper White.  Over the top, I added the large Lovely Lily Pad flower in Grapefruit Grove.  I added a tiny So Saffron sequin next to the sentiment.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Grapefruit Grove mat and into my Pretty Peacock card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got another of the Grapefruit Grove Lovely Lily Pad flowers on the front…

…and more of that gorgeous Lily Impressions DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Wow!  I love this whole group of Lily Pad goodies – from the Lovely Lily Pad stamp set to the gorgeous Lily Impressions DSP.  And – it’s all FREE!  Get the Peaceful Moments stamp set – with its wonderful sentiments – as the perfect complement!  I hope you like!

So…check out my Special Bundle #3 – The Flower-dy Bundle.  You’ll get the Painted Poppies Bundle and the Peaceful Moments bundle – plus even more great goodies!  AND – you’ll be able to select three $50 level SAB gifts OR one $50 and one $100 level gift.  You could pick the Lovely Lily Pad stamp set and Lily Pad Dies!   😉

TTFN
M

 

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Stampin’ Up! Grace’s Garden Gateway Sneak Peek

Good morning!  Do you realize this is the last Sunday in 2019?  Wowza – the year seems to have flown by!  As we head into 2020….are you a Resolutions person?  Or…do you just see what comes and roll with it?  I’m not really one to make resolutions – I USED to say I was going to go on a diet.  Or exercise more.  Or… Or… Or…  But, it always left me failing to meet my own standard, so…I gave that up!  I suppose you could say I resolved to NOT make resolutions – and finally found one I could keep! LOL

If you were able to join me last night for my LAST FACEBOOK LIVE OF 2019….I appreciate you spending part of the weekend with me!  If not, but you’d like to see the replay on YouTube – here ’tis!

The card I made is sort of a CASE from the new 2020 Jan-Jun Mini Catalog – they have a really pretty example using the Grace’s Garden stamp set and bundled Garden Gateway Dies, and I thought you might like to see how to make it for yourself.  Take a look-see:

I decided I’d play along with the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge for the end of the year.

I started with a piece of Sahara Sand card stock.  In the middle-ish, I used the outline die from the Garden Gateway Dies to cut out the gate-shaped opening.  Then I laid the panel on top of my Highland Heather mat to line up the opening – and cut the same shape – in the same place.

Finally, I lined the whole thing up on the front of my Whisper White card base, and cut the shape a third time.  Thus…a window was created! 😉

I embossed the Sahara Sand panel in my Brick & Mortar 3D Embossing Folder, then dragged my Craft Whisper White ink pad across it to vintage-ize it a bit.  Then I adhered it to the Highland Heather mat with Liquid Glue.

I cut the Garden Gate from a piece of Thick Whisper White card stock and adhered it to the card front using Liquid Glue – only on the archway – not across the bottom of the gate.  I left the gates connected for now.

On another piece of Whisper White, I stamped several of the flower images from Grace’s Garden in Basic Gray ink.  Then I used an older Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush to color the flowers.  I gently squeezed the ink pads to put ink on the inside of the lid – then picked up the color with the brush.  I used Granny Apple Green for all the leaves.  The flowers are in Highland Heather, Melon Mambo and Rococo Rose.

Then I stamped a little bird in Blueberry Bushel and used the Glitter Brush to “pull” ink and color him.

I cut out all the flowers and the bird with the dies in Garden Gateway.  And I also cut two leaves in Granny Apple Green.

I layered the leaves and flowers onto the sides of the gate with Liquid Glue.  The “top” flowers are popped on with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  You can see I snuggled the bird in, too, with a little Liquid Glue.

At this point, I carefully snipped the gates “open” with my Paper Snips.  I stamped the “Hello” sentiment from Grace’s Garden in Highland Heather on Whisper White, cut it out with a Stitched So Sweetly die (coming on 3 Jan!) and adhered it to just one side of the gate.  And the scene was complete!

On the inside, I added a second sentiment – in Basic Gray.  Then I sponged around with Highland Heather.  I added more flowers in Basic Gray, a couple of picket fence images in Sahara Sand and a little birdie in Blueberry Bushel.  I even adhered another die cut flower over the fence image.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Highland Heather mat and into the Thick Whisper White card base and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more Sahara Sand fence and a die cut flower on the front…

…and the smallest Grace’s Garden flower image on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I love the Grace’s Garden Bundle so much, y’all – it let’s me create the kind of English cottage garden I can only DREAM of doing “for real”!  So much easier with paper and ink!!  I hope you like – and have it on your “must-have” list!

Not for nuthin’ – you COULD get this set  – and whole lot of other awesome-ness – at a great savings, as part of my Special Bundle #8 – The Say It In Ink Bundle!!  Check it out!

TTFN
M

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 16 DEC – 31 DEC: 4W4NPYET

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


Stamp-N-Storage After Christmas Sale!

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Discounts are automatically applied during the checkout process. Sale ends 11:59pm CST, January 2, 2020.

Head over to the Online Store to get started!

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Stamps-N-Lingers 2020 Jan – Jun Mini Catalog Special Bundles Available

As you’ve come to expect, I’ve gathered up some goodies from the new Suites (and beyond!) in the 2020 January – June Mini Catalog that coordinate perfectly with each other and will get you well on the way to making great cards and projects!

I spent some time curating these NINE bundles for you to choose from.  Like your own Personal Shopper.  When you order them, you’ll save around 10-15% off ordering everything yourself!  And every Special Bundle includes a FREE GIFT! 🙂

And – since it’s Sale-A-Bration EVERY bundle will get a couple of Sale-A-Bration Rewards.  The more bundles you order – the more rewards you’ll earn.  Heck – choose a couple three and get the retail cost over $300 (not YOUR cost – the RETAIL cost!) and you’ll receive the totes-adorbs Little Ladybug FREE!

Winner Winner!

Check all the bundles out right here on my Special Bundles Page – then use the handy form at the end to get your order placed!

NOTE:  At the bottom of the form is a spot for you to put your choices for your Sale-A-Bration freebies.  Please prioritize your favorites from first thru sixth choice (and select “Unspecified Choice” for the remainder, okay?)  I’ll order them when I place your order – and will get as many of them for you as I can!  Winner-Winner- better than a chicken DINNER!!  If you’ve got questions on how to fill out the form – give me a holler!

But – the is a LIMITED TIME OFFER – so….don’t wait too long!


2020 Jan – Jun Mini Catalog Shares Open For a Couple More Days!

A catalog share lets you try a little bit of each of the beautiful new Designer Series Papers, specialty papers and envelopes, plus fun embellishments without having to buy full packs of everything.  Once you’ve sampled it all – you’ll know what goodies you want MORE of!

Once again, I’m offering a Designer Series Paper share and an Embellishment share with all sorts of fun new goodies!  Head on over to my Catalog Shares Page for all the details and to get signed up. Shares are open to anyone – including demonstrators – but spots are limited so….don’t wait too long!

I’ll be closing the ordering for Shares on 2 Jan 20 at 8pm Eastern, so…if you want a share, get your order in soon!


Going On Now!

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Running thru 2 Jan 20 (but only while supplies last), you can save big on a selection of retiring and surplus items including holiday catalog items, stamp sets, and Paper Pumpkin past kits. You’ll want to shop early to avoid missing out!


Clearance Rack

Stampin’ Up! has updated the Clearance Rack with lots of new goodies!  Whoo-hoo!!!  Head over there right quick like a bunny to get your hands on some great deals.  But hurry!!  Clearance Rack deals are only while supplies last!

There are lots of new dies, punches, designer papers and embellishments!

Click here to head over to my online store to shop those great deals now!!

Happy Shopping!


THIRTY ONE GIFTS

New Products Added to Outlet Sale!

We’ve added even MORE great styles and sale prices – for a truly PERFECT After-Christmas Sale!  All the fun – none of the hassle – why don’t you get yourself that gift you’ve been wanting??

Click the picture below to open up a PDF with ALL the goodies – including those added today.  Pull out your shopping lists and get busy – because some of these goodies WILL sell out fast!!

And, remember!  With every $100 you spend thru 30 Dec, you’ll earn a $10 credit you can use 31 Dec – 31 Jan!

December Thirty One Specials!

Click Here to go to my Online Store!


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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:  

Whisper White Card Stock:  4 1/4″ x 11″  (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); Stitched So Sweetly Label Die Cut (sentiment); Die Cut Garden Gate flowers

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

Thick Whisper White Card Stock: Garden Gate die cut gate

Sahara Sand Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card 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!


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Finn Fan Fix


Wait!  What?!?

There were….TWO bones in that roast beast!?!

I luuuuvvvvs Christmas!!

TTFN

M

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Stampin’ Up! Here’s a Card with Woven Heirlooms!

Happy Happy….three-days-before-World-Card-Making-Day!!

What?  Expecting something else?? 😉

Okay – Happy HAWWWWMP Day!!

Better!? 😉

My card today is a CASE of the catalog.  Cuz…I was playing with a challenge that called for CASEing the catalog!  So…since it was focused on the Woven Threads suite…that’s what I used!  Along with…the Here’s a Card stamp set.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Perennial Floral Essence Birthday!

Hey guys!  It’s the start of another week!  I’ve got a Fun FUn FUN day planned!  I get to take the van for an oil change.

AND – a tire rotation!

Ahhh – retired life is so so glamorous! 😉

My card today is all from the Annual Catalog – no Christmas or Holiday Catalog in sight!

Yep – I used the gorgeous Perennial Essence suite of goodies – the Floral Essence stamp set and bundled Perennial Flower Punch, plus some Perennial Essence DSP and the Itty Bitty Birthdays stamp set, to make a pretty birthday card!  Take a look-see!

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Stampin’ Up! Happy Birthday, Magnolia Lane!

Well – here we are – it’s FRIDAY!  And…the Friday before a three-day weekend!  Whoo-hoo!

That said – if you’re in the way of that darned Dorian – I know you’re going to spend the long weekend battening down the hatches and preparing your home for his arrival!  My thoughts and prayers are with all of you! 🙁

My card today is from the Magnolia Lane suite in the 2019 – 2020 Annual Catalog – an obvious favorite, right?  I used the Magnolia Lane Memories & More Card Pack and the Designer Series Paper, along with the Good Morning Magnolia stamp set and bundled Magnolia Memory Dies for this one.  Take a look-see:

I got the inspiration for this one from the CASE The Designer challenge over at the Global Design Project this week.

And the layout is from the Sunday Stamps sketch challenge.

I started by matting a panel of the lovely Magnolia Lane DSP on a double-mat of Mossy Meadow and Petal Pink for the card front.

The circle sentiment is from the Magnolia Lane Memories & More Card Pack – I just cut it out with a circle Stitched Shapes Die and adhered it to the card front with Liquid Glue.

Then I used a few Glue Dots to adhere a short length of Petal Pink 5/8″ Organdy Striped Ribbon near the bottom of the circle.

With the Magnolia Memory Dies, I cut a couple of flowers from the Magnolia Lane DSP (that’s right – one of the dies in the set totally cuts out a beautiful flower in one of the papers! How cool is that??).  I also cut out two larger leaves and two smaller from Mossy Meadow.

I adhered the leaves with Liquid Glue – then added the flower on the right with Liquid Glue.  The second flower is popped on with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I tied a double-loop bow from Linen Thread and added it with a Glue Dot.  A small bow from the Petal Pink 5/8″ Organdy Striped Ribbon, attached with a Glue Dot, was next.

I added a single Pearl Basic Jewel and the card front was done!

On the inside, I added a sentiment from Good Morning Magnolia in Mossy Meadow to a Whisper White panel.  Then I added a super sweet sticker from the Magnolia Lane Memories & More Card Pack.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a double mat of Mossy Meadow and Petal Pink, then into my Basic Black card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope for another Magnolia Lane Memories & More Card Pack sticker on the front…

…and more of the Magnolia Lane DSP on the envelope flap!

Et Voila!  How pretty is this soft and feminine birthday card, y’all!??  I LOVE that I can cut perfect flowers FROM the Magnolia Lane DSP, don’t you?  And the Magnolia Lane Memories & More Card Pack is amaze-balls, for sure!  Round it out with a sentiment from Good Morning Magnolia and…winner winner!  I hope you like!

TODAY and TOMORROW – are the VERY LAST DAYS to grab that extra gi-hugic Starter Kit, y’all!  Why, oh why, would you miss out on THIRTY extra dollars worth of free goodness – with no commitment?

Smart money says…YOU WON’T!  Talk to you soon! 🙂

TTFN

M

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 16 AUG – 31 AUG: 6TYGSRTF

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


Do NOT Let This Super Duper Most-Awesome-est  Start Kit Get Away!

And That’s EXACTLY What’s Going To Happen – TOMORROW IS THE LAST DAY!

Thru 31 August, new demonstrators will receive $155 in FREE product to fill their Starter Kit. THEN, you’ll receive a $10 coupon code to use the following month.  And – if you join on 1 Aug – you can select from the new 2019 Holiday Catalog for your Starter Kit!  Whooo-hooo!

Check it all out on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page and then…let’s get you started!  Hobbyist or Business Demo – come on down!!!


Limited Time 2019 Holiday Catalog Special Bundles

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

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

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

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

HAPPY BUNDLING!


A Few 2019 Holiday Catalog Shares Are Still Available!

Try a little bit of the beautiful new Designer Series Papers, specialty papers and envelopes, plus fun embellishments with one of my Catalog Shares! I’ll place our Shares order first jump out of the box on 4 Sep 19 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 – likely early in the week of the 9th, if not quicker!

Once again, I’m offering a Designer Series Paper share and an Embellishment share with all sorts of fun new goodies!

I’ve got a few options for you to pick from:  a New Designer Series Paper Share, a New Embellishments Share, and an I Want It All Share (this one gets a free extra bonus!!).  And there are even DOUBLE shares, too!

Shares are open to anyone (with US or APO address only! – sorry) – including demonstrators, so…get all the details about what’s being offered in each kind of share right here – and get signed up for YOURS! 🙂


Tic-Tock!!

TWO DAYS to Redeem Your Bonus Days Coupons!

Click the picture for the how-to’s and where-for’s!

And here’s the fine print!

  • Redemption Period Deadline:  August 31, 2019, by 11:50 pm (mt)
  • There is no limit to the number of coupon codes participants can use on an order during redemption.
  • Bonus Days coupon codes may be redeemed for any product (excluding Starter Kits, demonstrator supply items, and Paper Pumpkin subscriptions.
    • New prepaid Paper Pumpkin codes may be discounted with Bonus Days coupon codes.
  • Bonus Days coupon codes may be redeemed one time only.

Until then – get all the details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page and…happy shopping!


 

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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:  

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

Mossy Meadow Card Stock: 3 1/2″ x 5 1/8″ (mat for card front); 3 3/4″ x 5″ (mat for inner liner); Magnolia Memory die cut leaves

Petal Pink Card Stock: 3 5/8″ x 5 1/4″ (second mat for card front); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (second mat for inner liner)

Whisper White Card Stock:  3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″ (inner liner)

Magnolia Lane Memories & More Card Pack: 2 3/8″ Stitched Shapes circle (sentiment)

Magnolia Lane DSP: 3 3/8″ x 5″ (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!


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Finn Fan Fix


It’s getting pretty real, folks.

Mr. Reindeer is…nearing admittance to hospice, I’m afraid.

With – I’m askeered – a DNR order.

He recently underwent a Finn-induced evisceration.

Yes.  Another one.

This one required a medically induced coma and several days in the ICU to get strong enough for the extensive surgery.

Finally – it was time.

Dr. Dad-Wayne mentioned that the next time – if Mr. Reindeer survives – we may need a skin graft.

But – he was able to cobble him back together – for now.

The Finn-Dad was SOOOOO happy!

Maybe too happy?  No time in the recovery room for Mr. Reindeer.

No rest for the eviscerated!

He carried Mr. Reindeer out of the barn and then…

…gently set him down in the grass.

Turned out Finn had some “business” to attend to.  Ahem.

But as soon as that was done – he was back!

Then it was time for the last walk of the night.

Are you guys coming?

WHHYY are you guys so SLOOOOW??!

He hurried thru the walk – on an obvious mission to get back to the house.

Only put Mr. Reindeer down when a PESKY FLY landed on his butt.

There are limits, people.  Flies must be dealt with immediately!

But finally – FINALLY!!….

Back to the house…to begin taking apart Dr. Dad-Wayne’s handiwork! 🙁

TTFN

M

 

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Stampin’ Up! Mini Curvy Keepsake Sneak Peek Across the Seasons!

Mornin’, y’all!  Happy Sunday!

If you were able to join me last night for my Facebook Live video – I appreciate you spending part of your weekend with me!  If not – but would like to watch the replay – here ’tis!

I showed off several projects last night that have a common denominator…the brand new Mini Curvy Keepsake Die and bundled Tiny Keepsakes Stamp Set – both coming soon in the 2019 Holiday Catalog!  Take a look-see:

On the video, we made the Come To Gather box…

…and the Snowman box…

I just showed the others!

The first is a Halloween box – using the Monster Bash DSP cut with the Mini Curvy Keepsake die – with a Spooktacular Bash tag!  You can see how to make this tag on the video, too! 🙂

Then we had one for a birthday – with a masculine bent!  I used the Come Sail Away DSP, Night of Navy/Sahara Sand Baker’s Twine, Sail Away Trinkets and a sentiment from the Itty Bitty Birthdays stamp set on this one.  The sentiment was cut with an Ornate Frames die (coming soon in the 2019 Holiday Catalog).  Y’all – this die set is SO handy to have!

Finally – I shared a little box that would be perfect for Mother’s Day, a Red Hat luncheon, Baby/Bridal Shower, church gathering – and probably tons more!  It uses the new Feels Like Frost Specialty DSP, the Leaf Punch, some flowers from the Lovely Flowers Die set, a sentiment from Piece of Cake, some Noble Peacock Rhinestones – and the heart label die from the Tiny Keepsake stamp set.

So – I hope you can see that this wonderful little Mini Curvy Keepsake Die is an awesome jumping off point for tons and gobs and oodles of fun projects!  And each box takes just one 6″ x 6″ piece of DSP or card stock, with no adhesive required for the box.  Make the box lickety-split and then…decorate to your heart’s content!  I hope you like!

TTFN
M

 

 

 

P.S.  Heads up!  Trimmer Cutting Blades will be available on 27 AUGUST!!  More info will follow as we get closer!


HOST CODE FOR 16 AUG – 31 AUG: 6TYGSRTF

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


Limited Time 2019 Holiday Catalog Special Bundles

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

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

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

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

HAPPY BUNDLING!


2019 Holiday Catalog Shares Are Open!

Try a little bit of the beautiful new Designer Series Papers, specialty papers and envelopes, plus fun embellishments with one of my Catalog Shares! I’ll place our Shares order first jump out of the box on 4 Sep 19 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 – likely early in the week of the 9th, if not quicker!

Once again, I’m offering a Designer Series Paper share and an Embellishment share with all sorts of fun new goodies!

I’ve got a few options for you to pick from:  a New Designer Series Paper Share, a New Embellishments Share, and an I Want It All Share (this one gets a free extra bonus!!).  And there are even DOUBLE shares, too!

Shares are open to anyone (with US or APO address only! – sorry) – including demonstrators, so…get all the details about what’s being offered in each kind of share right here – and get signed up for YOURS! 🙂


Blog Candy Give-Away!

To enter to win this Gift Of Fall kit and coordinating Add-on Bundle, all you need to do is leave a comment on this blog post by 5pm Eastern Time on Tuesday, 27 Aug 19 and tell me your favorite new BUNDLE in the 2019 Holiday Catalog!  There are TWENTY-FIVE bundles in this catalog – which one do YOU love the most!?!

Just a note –  I have comment moderation turned on so it may take me a few minutes to see and approve your comment.  Don’t worry if it doesn’t show up right away, it’ll be there just as soon as I see it.  🙂

The winners will be chosen by the random number generator from all of the comments received and I’ll announce the winners on my blog on Wednesday, 28 Aug 19!

Please note, anyone is welcome to leave me a comment but per the Demonstrator rules from Stampin’ Up!, I can only ship Stampin’ Up! merchandise to addresses within the United States.  Thanks for your understanding.  Good luck!!


Time to Redeem Your Bonus Days Coupons!

Click the picture for the how-to’s and where-for’s!

And here’s the fine print!

  • Redemption Period Deadline:  August 31, 2019, by 11:50 pm (mt)
  • There is no limit to the number of coupon codes participants can use on an order during redemption.
  • Bonus Days coupon codes may be redeemed for any product (excluding Starter Kits, demonstrator supply items, and Paper Pumpkin subscriptions.
    • New prepaid Paper Pumpkin codes may be discounted with Bonus Days coupon codes.
  • Bonus Days coupon codes may be redeemed one time only.

Until then – get all the details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page and…happy shopping!


What’s The Best Bundle Going??

It’s the…

EXTRA EXTRA JOINING SPECIAL

From 1 July thru 31 August, new demonstrators will receive $155 in FREE product to fill their Starter Kit. THEN, you’ll receive a $10 coupon code to use the following month.  And – if you join on 1 Aug – you can select from the new 2019 Holiday Catalog for your Starter Kit!  Whooo-hooo!

Check it all out on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page and then…let’s get you started!  Hobbyist or Business Demo – come on down!!!

 


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

Product List

Card Cuts Used in This Project:  

Each box starts with a 6″ x 6″ piece of Designer Series Paper -to cut the Mini Cuvy Keepsake Box

Various cardstock and die cuts to decorate each box! 🙂


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


Dog…

Dad…

Just sittin’ on the barn porch on a slightly-too-warm morning! 🙂

TTFN

M

 

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