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Stampin’ Up! 2019 Occasions Catalog Sneak Peek Gingham Butterfly Gala

Good morning!!  Hard to believe it’s already….HAAAWWWWMPPP DAY!!  Whoo-hoo!  And – one week from tomorrow it’s time for your stretchy pants, huh?  Y’all doing turkey?  Ham?  Turkey AND Ham?!?

We’re in the turkey and ham camp.  We’re going to smoke a turkey this year and let Honeybaked do their thing for the ham.  And then we’re going to try to keep the rest of the over-abundance to a minimum.

I don’t hold out much hope! 😉

So – yesterday was a pretty dreary, cold and rainy day here in GA – and I think that drove my decision to use a new stamp set from the 2019 Occasions Catalog!

Also – I had this…

How could I resist?!?

So – I made you a card with the new Butterfly Gala stamp set and the bundled Butterfly Duet punch…

…and a little Gingham Gala 6″ x 6″ DSP.

I also used a sweet DSP that is a FREE item in the 2019 Sale-A-Bration catalog, called Botanical Butterfly DSP.

Take a look-see:

The layout for my card is from this week’s TGIF Challenge.

And the color scheme is from the MFT Card Challenge.  I used Gold for my “natural” color! 😉

I started with a piece of Lemon Lime Twist paper from the Gingham Gala 6″ x 6″ DSP (available 3 Jan 19) and matted it on Poppy Parade card stock for the card front.  I wrapped some Solid White Baker’s Twine twice around the panel, securing it in the back with Glue Dots.

The sentiment, from Butterfly Gala (available 3 Jan 19!), is stamped in Early Espresso on a piece of Whisper White, then cut with a circle Stitched Shapes Framelits die.  I added one of the beautiful butterflies from the set – the outline image is in stamped-off-once Early Espresso.  The colors are added as the second-step in stamped-off-once Poppy Parade and Lemon Lime Twist.  I matted the sentiment on a scalloped Poppy Parade circle.

I used the wonderful berry die from the Frosted Bouquet Framelits (which we found out is CARRYING OVER!!!) to cut a couple of boughs from Gold Foil.  These are adhered to the card front with Liquid Glue.

One of the papers in the Botanical Butterflies DSP (available on 3 Jan in the Sale-A-Bration catalog FREE with a $50 purchase) is black and white.  And the butterfly images all match the Butterfly Duet punch.  I cut two of them and colored them with my Light and Dark Granny Apple Green and Light Poppy Parade Stampin’ Blend.  I also stamped (in Early Espresso) and cut some smaller butterflies on the other side of the same paper – which is green tones.

I used Liquid Glue to arrange the butterflies ever-so-artfully about the card and sentiment.  The large butterfly at the top has a few loops of Gold Metallic Thread wound behind it with a Glue Dot.

Then I added some Lemon Lime Twist Gingham Gala Adhesive-Backed Sequins and Pearl Basic Jewels.  Finally, I tied a double-length bow from the Solid White Baker’s Twine and added it with a Glue Dot and the card was done!

On the inside, I added a second sentiment from Butterfly Gala in Early Espresso, then stamped another butterfly.  Once again, the outline and fill images are all stamped-off-once.

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

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got another Butterfly Gala flutterby on the front – this one in full strength Early Espresso and stamped-off-once Lemon Lime Twist and Poppy Parade…

…and then I added more of the Gingham Gala DSP to the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Doesn’t this suite of goodies just brighten your day?!?  We’ve got a ton of wonderful butterfly and flower images coming to us with this new catalog, y’all – and the Gingham Gala suite with it’s Butterfly Gala stamp set is just the first!  Love that Butterfly Duet punch!  And – I think we’ve established how much I love plaid – and gingham!  Hope you like – and have started your shopping list for the new catalog! 🙂

TTFN


HOST CODE FOR 1 NOV – 15 NOV: J9JQA2T7

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


The 2019 Occasions Catalog Is Coming SOON!

Here’s a look at the 2019 Occasions Catalog and Sale-A-Bration Flyer!  I’ll be ordering packs of catalogs bright and early on 5 Dec and then sending them out to my customers quick as I can get them in the mail!  If you’re already one of my customers, you can expect to see them in your mailbox mid-December.

If you’re not a customer of mine already – but would like to be on my list to receive a catalog, head on over to my Online Store and place an order of $50 or more now!  You’ll also become a full-fledged member of the Punkin’ Heads – my Customer Appreciation Program – with all the benefits that go along with that honor!  Check them out right here!


Craft & Carry Stamparatus Bag Coming Soon!


A tool as beloved and important as the Stamparatus deserves its own special treatment. And what better way to treat your most versatile stamping companion than by giving it its own special carrying and storage solution. Introducing…the Craft & Carry Stamparatus Bag!

The bag is available now for Demonstrators to order and it will be available for customers to order beginning on 5 December!  When ordering starts, you’ll have two options: Ordering just the bag or ordering the Stamparatus and the bag together.


Click on the image below to open up a full-size flyer with more details.

You’ll be able to start ordering on 5 Dec!


Snowflake Showcase Bundle Updated!

I was just informed that the White Velvet Sheets – a part of the Snowflake Showcase – has been discontinued.  As advertised at the beginning of the promotion, these products were all “while supplies last”.  And once they run out – they’re not being re-ordered.

What does that mean for my special bundles?  Well – I’ve updated the product list to remove the White Velvet Sheets, and reduced the price accordingly.

But folks – if you’ve been thinking you’d wait until the very end of the promotion period – I’d strongly recommend that you NOT wait another moment!  This has been a WILDLY popular set of goodies – and I’d hate for you to miss out.  The stamp sets, thinlits and trinkets are still available – but…there’s no telling for how much longer!

You can click on the picture above to see a fun video showcasing the products.  Then check out the flyer below to take a closer look-see!

Here’s the deets:

  • No limits apply during the customer sales period. So be quick while supplies last!
  • Products available while supplies last from November 1, 2018 until November 30, 2018. This means products will only be available until November 30 or while supplies last, whichever comes first. If a product’s supply is depleted before November 30, it will no longer be available for purchase.
  • Items may be purchased in any type of order.
  • Items may be included as part of a Starter Kit!!  Join now!
  • Ordering deadline:  November 30, 2018; 11:50 PM (MT)

Here’s the updated special money-saving bundle!

Stamps-N-Lingers Snowflake Showcase Bundle:

If you purchased the entire Showcase separately, you’d pay about $98!  That includes shipping and a wag at the taxes.

Snow is Glistening – $21
Happiness Surrounds – $17
Snowfall Thinlits – $39
White Velvet Paper – $5  NO LONGER INCLUDED!
Snowflake Trinkets – $8

With my special bundle – you’re only going to pay $80 (new price!) – all in!

And – when you order the bundle, you’ll get a set of Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes for FREE!  So –  you’ll be ready to start creating right away!  

Get the entire Showcase and the notecards and envelopes – shipped directly to you for free –  and save a pretty penny, too!

In the spirit of expectation management, with the significant savings you get with this bundle, I won’t be able to give y’all Peppermints when you order them.

These offers are available to anyone – but I can only ship to addresses (not Post Office boxes!) in the United States or APO Military. 🙂

Thanks for your understanding, y’all!

It’s easy to order!  Fill out the form below.  I’ll send you a PayPal Invoice right away and then, on 1 Nov, place your order first thing and get your wonderful Snowflake Showcase goodies on their way to your door!  Easy Peasy!

Happy shopping!


Don’t want the Special Bundle?  Get just the things you DO want right here in my Online Store!


Additional Holiday Catalog Items No Longer Available

Sales for the following products have exceeded our forecast and are continuing strong, resulting in a large number of backorders. Because backorders are so costly, we have made the decision to shut these items off effective immediately. Since these products cannot be sent from the manufacturer in time for the holidays, these item numbers will not be reactivated.

150095: Santa’s Workshop Cards You Can Make It Bundle
147905: Santa’s Workshop Memories & More Card Pack
147815: Santa’s Workshop Memories & More Cards & Envelopes

147816: Joyous Noel Specialty Designer Series Paper
147890: Festive Farmhouse Elements
147811: Santa’s Workshop Enamel Elements

We apologize for the inconvenience, y’all! 🙁


Dashing Along DSP Available For Purchase!

Sales for the following products have exceeded our forecast and are continuing strong, resulting in a large number of backorders. Because backorders are so costly, we have made the decision to shut these items off effective immediately. Since these products cannot be sent from the manufacturer in time for the holidays, these item numbers will not be reactivated.

147816: Joyous Noel Specialty Designer Series Paper
147890: Festive Farmhouse Elements
147811: Santa’s Workshop Enamel Elements

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you.  In order to provide you with another holiday-themed option, we’ve decided to make our promotional Dashing Along Designer Series Paper (item 149903) available for sale at $11.00. This beautiful, 12″ x 12″ traditional Christmas paper has a festive, eclectic feel and is perfect for layering. Coordinating colors are Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, and Whisper White.

Though we don’t yet have a fulfillment date, all backorders for Joyous Noel Specialty Designer Series Paper, Festive Farmhouse Elements, and Santa’s Workshop Enamel Elements will be filled as soon as possible. So very sorry for the inconvenience, y’all! 🙁


Get the Stampin’ Up! Products Used in this Project!

The Gingham Gala Suite will be available on 3 Jan 19!

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

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

Poppy Parade Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and inner liner); 3″  Scallop circle (mat for sentiment)

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

Gingham Gala 6″ x 6″ DSP (coming on 3 Jan 19): 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); envelope flap

Gold Foil:  Frosted Bouquet die cut berries

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

Finn’s first Mom (his birth mother??) sent a picture the other day.  I thought it was pretty cute and wanted to share it with you.

Like mother (or Aunt – it’s hard to tell in the picture!)….like son/nephew!

Australian Velcro! 🙂

TTFN
M

 

Categories: Any Occasion, Everyday, For You, Friendship, Just a Note, Just Hello!, New Catalog Launch, Sneak peek, Special Promotions | Tags: , , , | 16 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Happiness Surrounds Your Day!

Happy weekend, y’all!  Hope you’ve got something fun planned.

I have a plane flight planned.  Which – is NOT fun.  Not in any way that you slice it.  Tomorrow’ll be a 12 hour day to get back to Atlanta.  Bleh bleh bleh.  But we’ve had a great visit and gotten done all the things we needed to do while I was here.  So – bonus!

But – expectation management:  I will NOT be doing a Facebook live tomorrow – so sorry!  I don’t even land in Atlanta until a little after 5, so…just can’t do it, y’all!  I’ll be back next weekend, I promise!!

Let’s not think about that unpleasantness right now, though, shall we?  Instead, let’s take a look at a card that comes from the second stamp set in the upcoming Snowflake Showcase (available 1 Nov – 30 Nov 18).  This is the Happiness Surrounds stamp set and…it gives a completely different look from the Snow Is Glistening set I used yesterday.  Take a look-see:

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Categories: Any Occasion, Congratulations, For You, Friendship, General, Happy Birthday, Life Event, Paper Pumpkin, Special Promotions | Tags: , | 14 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Happiness Surrounds Sneak Peek!

Mornin’, my peeps – hope you’re having a great week!  It’s gorgeous – again!  – here in Colorado – although…it was like…13F when I got up this morning.  Which is approximately 50F too cold for this girl! 😉

My card today is from the soon-to-be-available Happiness Surrounds stamp set.  This is a set in the Snowflake Showcase suite coming in November.  It’s only going to be available for a limited time – so be ready to snag it up on 1 Nov.  I paired it with some more pumpkin-y goodness from the Toil & Trouble DSP.  Take a look-see:

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Categories: Any Occasion, Encouragement, For You, Friendship, Sneak peek, Thinking Of You | Tags: , , | 14 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Just a Note to Wish You Well

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

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

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

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

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

Stampin’ Up! Seize the Day for the Stamp Ink Paper #157

Happy Tuesday, y’all!  Since it’s Tuesday, that means we’ve got another Stamp Ink Paper challenge to give your creative mojo a bump!

This is a Designer’s Choice challenge so I’m betting you’ll see a lot of diverse projects from the Design Team!

I used a new stamp set called Seize the Day and some pretty new colors for my card.  Take a look-see:

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Categories: For You, Friendship, Joining Special, Just Hello!, Love, Ordering Special!, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , | 14 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Sail Away on LilyPad Lake for the Stamp Ink Paper #155

Happy Tuesday, y’all!  Since it’s Tuesday, that means we’ve got another Stamp Ink Paper challenge to give your creative mojo a bump!  AND – it’s a give away challenge so…Hope you’ll play along with us! 🙂

The theme this week is Summer Fun and the little sailboats in the Lilypad Lake bundle really say summer to me.  I added the perfect sentiment from the Detailed With Love set.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Calligraphy Essentials Project Kit!

Mornin’, y’all!  I’m headed to CA.  Next stop?  Alaskan Cruise!  Whoo-hoo!  Just gotta get thru a few weeks of work and then it’s off to see the whales and bald eagles!  And…maybe partake of a midnight chocolate buffet!

For today, I wanted to share a really cool card kit in the new catalog.  It’s called the Calligraphy Essentials Project Kit!

 

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Categories: Any Occasion, For You, Just Hello!, Life Event, Project Kits, Thank You Cards | Tags: , , | 12 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Rooted in Nature on Wood for Stamp Ink Paper #153

Good morning, all!  It’s Tuesday so that means it’s time for a new Stamp Ink Paper Challenge for you to play along with!  And it’s a Tic-Tac-Toe challenge – one of my favorite kinds!

For mine, I pulled out the Rooted in Nature Bundle, along with some pretty Nature’s Poem and Wood Textures DSP.  Take a look-see:

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Categories: Any Occasion, Congratulations, Encouragement, Everyday, For You, Friendship, New Catalog Bundles, Ordering Special! | Tags: , , , | 14 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Stitched All Around on Wood

Hey guys!  Happy Saturday!  Hope you’ve got something fun planned!  We watched the Black Panther movie on DVD last night, so we’re all caught up – which means…I’m going to go see the Marvels movie today.  Before it’s totally out of the theaters! 🙂  And I think the Man will go to Doggie Camp for the first time since “the incident”!

So – let’s do this, shall we?  I used the pretty Stitched All Around Bundle (which coordinates with the Stitched Labels Framelits) for my card.  And then I added some Wood Textures and Share What You Love DSPs.  Take a look-see:

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Categories: For You, Friendship, Graduation Card, Happy Birthday, Life Event, New Catalog Bundles, Shares, Sneak peek | Tags: , , , | 26 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Wonderful Rooted in Nature Sneak Peek!

Happy weekend, y’all!  Hope you’ve got something fun planned, like…going to see the new Avengers movie, maybe?!  I hope I get to see it soon!! 🙂

My card today uses one of my favorite new bundles in the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog (anyone tracking how many times I’ve already said that??) – called Rooted in Nature.  That stamp set, bundled with the Nature’s Roots Framelits, worked perfectly over a piece of Share What You Love DSP!  Take a look-see:

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Categories: Congratulations, Encouragement, Everyday, For You, Friendship, General, Just Because, Life Event, Paper Pumpkin, Sneak peek | Tags: , , | 26 Comments

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