For You

Stampin’ Up! Oh So Succulent Hello

Good morning, y’all – if you’re coming from Amy’s blog this morning – welcome!  If you’re one of my regulars – welcome back!  I appreciate all y’all taking a moment out of your day to spend a little time with me!

My card today uses one of my very favorite things in the Occasions Catalog – the Succulent Garden Suite!  And I pulled from the Hello You Thinlits and some super pretty Sale-A-Bration Mint Macaron Glimmer Paper for my sentiment (which is something you’ll be able to get for yourself – for free! – starting on Tuesday!)  Take a look-see:

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I used a fun little sketch from the CAS(E) This Sketch challenge this week…

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And the gorgeous color scheme is a result of this beauteous vase from the Color Throwdown challenge!

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Is it pretty?  And it’s in “my” colors, too – if I was a buyer-of-vases, this is definitely one that would be finding it’s way into my house.

But then I’d have to dust it.

So – I’ll stick with the picture!  And my card!

I started with a Very Vanilla card stock panel and lightly flicked the edges with Crumb Cake ink, using a wedge of sponge.  Then I began to build my Succulent Garden!  I started stamping the medium and small flowers in the Oh So Succulent stamp set – stamping the outline images in Marina Mist and Mint Macaron.  To fill them in, I used the opposite color on the fill-in image, stamping it off once before stamping the card.  Although, as you can see, I did one flower with full strength Mint Macaron.  Cuz…why not??

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I made use of the sticky note masks I’d made – and kept! – for a previous card, so that I could have some flowers in front and some in back.  For the little brown succulents, I used stamped-off-once Chocolate Chip ink for the outlines, and Crumb Cake for the fill in.  Finally, the “grasses” are Marina Mist outlines and Mint Macaron (full strength) fill in.

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I added some Crumb Cake little tiny flowers – that’s a cute little image in the Oh So Succulent set – stamping each image once and then moving the stamp ever-so-slightly and stamping it again without re-inking, to create a softer, sort of blurry image.

These are easy to do, folks – just make plenty of the sticky notes masks (and keep them handy in your stamp case for next time!), take your time, and move the masks around as you need them.  Keep building and adding flowers until you’re happy with it! 🙂

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I adhered a length of 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon across the card front with some Liquid Glue.  My sentiment is cut with a die from the Hello You Thinlits – I cut two from Chocolate Chip card stock and one from the new (next Tuesday!!) Mint Macaron Glimmer Paper, and stacked them up with Liquid Glue.  Then I adhered them over the burlap ribbon.  I SNAILd the panel to a Mint Macaron mat and the card front was done!

On the inside, I flick-sponged the edges of another Very Vanilla panel with Crumb Cake.  In the middle, I stamped a sentiment from Oh So Succulent in Mint Macaron and then I added some flowers in the corner.

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I SNAILd the panel to a Mint Macaron mat and into my Chocolate Chip card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got a repeat of the inner-liner Oh So Succulent flowers on the front…

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…and then I added a Mint Macaron design from the Succulent Garden DSP to the envelope flap.

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Et Voila!  This color scheme…with this stamp set…is…wow! – and smack dab in the middle of my comfort zone!  I love the sort of antiqued, rustic look of the card, with the subtle bling of the Mint Macaron Glimmer Paper!  Hope you like!

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


HOST CODE FOR 16 FEB – 28 FEB: CUTQBNDN

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


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For every $50 you spend (before tax and shipping), you get a FREE Sale-A-Bration product. 

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Enjoy what’s left of your weekend and I’ll see you bright and early tomorrow!  Do y’all have the day off for President’s Day?  I don’t – but it’ll be a quiet day, so – yeah! 🙂

TTFN

Mary


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:  
The new Glimmer Paper pack (Mint Macaron, Bermuda Bay and Sweet Sugarplum) will be available on Tuesday! 🙂 


CARD CUTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:

Chocolate Chip Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); Hello You Thinlits die cuts (x2 – sentiment)

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

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

Mint Macaron Glimmer Paper: Hello You Thinlits die cut (sentiment)

Succulent Garden DSP:  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….

Need to brag on my puppy a little bit!
The other day, when we went to the vet for “the incident” – he felt good.  No side effects whatsoever.  Just wanted to set the baseline for y’all!
He rode calm and cool to the doc – waited for me to tell him he could get out of the van, and walked nicely into the office.
Where there was a dog laying on the floor while his mother paid the bill.  OMG OMG OMG!!
But – he minded and came back (mostly!) to heel.  Then he sat and waited with me.  Mostly.
I mean….IT’S ANOTHER DOG, MOM!!
We went and sat down and he laid down between my feet when I asked him to.  And then the tech came and called his name.
We had a short discussion about who-is-the-boss-of-him (not the tech!) and he laid back down.
And here’s the fun part.  His little wiggler was going about a million rpm – and so was his left hind leg!  You know how they do when you scratch that spot on their belly?  Yea – like that.  So here he is, laying down, head on the floor, tail a virtual blur and this leg just going to beat the band.
I’m a little ashamed to say that we were all laughing.  I hope he was laughing, too, so that it was with him and not at him!
Once we got in the exam room and the tech left….

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Figured he might as well get a little snooze in while he waited!
My kinda dog!!
I surely do love this little turd-knocker!! 🙂

TTFN

 

Categories: Any Occasion, Encouragement, Everyday, For You, Friendship, Just Hello! | Tags: , , , , | 20 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Cozy Moroccan Critters are Here for You – and a Surprise Ordering Special!

Happy Hawwmp Day, y’all!  It’s Wednesday and I’m headed to Huntsville for a couple of nights.  Wayne and Mr. Finn will be staying at home. 😦

Speaking of Mr. Finn – I have a question for you guys.   In my family, someone was always being described as being busy as a cranberry merchant.  Why is that a thing?  Does anyone know why a cranberry merchant is busy?  I don’t actually know any cranberry merchants – and we surely didn’t have any in our family, so…. ?

Regardless.  I feel confident in saying that Finn is almost always busy as a cranberry merchant.

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And, since I don’t know any human cranberry merchants, I’m willing to go out on a limb and say my cranberry merchant is the cutest of all….

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And, lucky for y’all, Finn is also a generous little soul.  While we were having our little meeting, he persuaded me to offer a surprise ordering special….so be sure to read on down, okay?

Now, my card for today also features some cuteness.  Owl cuteness, to be exact.  The little owl from the Host Exclusive set called Cozy Critters (Holiday Catalog) gets together with some Moroccan Designer Washi Tape and a couple of sentiments from the fun stamp set called Here For You.  Take a look-see:

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This one is also super quick and easy – gotta love Washi Tape!  I started this one with a Very Vanilla panel and ran strips of the Moroccan Designer Washi Tape on a diagonal, just wrapping it around the edge to secure it.

Then I made my little Cozy Critter owls.  I stamped them in Early Espresso and punched them out with the Owl Builder Punch.  I colored each of their scarves – one each in Cajun Craze, Emerald Envy and Delightful Dijon.

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I laid the owls out on the card to figure out where to put my sentiment, and then used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to align and stamp the sentiment from Here For You in Dapper Denim.  Then I SNAILd the panel to a Dapper Denim mat (I did use Liquid Glue for the parts with the Washi Tape on it – it doesn’t particularly like the SNAIL).

All that remained was to adhere the Cozy Critter owls with Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue.  And that was it for the card front – told ya it was easy!

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I SNAILd the panel to its Dapper Denim mat and then into my Very Vanilla card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals, and the card was done!

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got a strip of Moroccan Washi Tape and an Early Espresso Cozy Critter owl (with an Emerald Envy scarf!) on the front…

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…and then I covered the envelope flap with more Moroccan Washi Tape – trimming the excess with my Paper Snips.

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Et Voila!  I love the Moroccan Washi Tape – the colors are so rich and vibrant – and I love how fast it adds a ton of color and interest.  And this little owl….too stinkin’ cute!  And the sentiments in the Here For You stamp set are great – they can cover a whole gamut of card needs.  Hope you like!

Now….read on down and see what my ordering special is – it’s short-lived, so best get on it! 🙂

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


HOST CODE FOR 16 OCT – 31 OCT: PXSUUPGV

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 – your choice of any item valued up to $8.00 in the 2015-16 Annual Catalog or the 2016 Holiday Catalog.


The Buy Three-Get-One-Free Sale is Almost Gone…

…and is part of the Stamps-N-Lingers Ordering Special

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You know how the special works – buy three of the Designer Papers on the list and choose a fourth one – FREE!  This special ends on 31 Oct – which is Monday.  Click right here to go to the papers in my Online Store.

Item #    Product Name
141663    Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper
141645    Moroccan Designer Series Paper
141660    Fruit Stand Designer Series Paper
141654    Blooms & Bliss Designer Series Paper
141630    Festive Birthday Designer Series Paper
141640    By the Shore Designer Series Paper
141986    Presents & Pinecones Designer Series Paper
141981    Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper

STAMPS-N-LINGERS ORDERING SPECIAL

Stock up on your favorite papers by taking advantage of the Buy-Three-Get-One-Free DSP Sale between now and the end of the sale (Monday – October 31, 2016, by 11:50 PM (MT)) and your name will be entered to win a Mystery Prize!  I’m not telling you what it is….but there’ll be a stamp set, some embellishments, ribbon and…??? Only one way to find out! 🙂

And – if your order is over $50 (before shipping and tax), I’ll give you DOUBLE Peppermint Rewards Points in my Punkin’ Head Rewards Program!  Don’t know what those are?  Check it out right here!

Click right here to go straight to the paper sale in my online store!  Don’t miss out!


COMING SOON – 1 NOV 16!

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New Framelits that instantly create a hand-stitched look for your card-making projects!  These will be coming in the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog – but we’re going to get to buy them early – like…starting next week on the 1st of November.  And there’s going to be a sale on the stamp sets that work so well with the framelits.  Keep watching for more – but you can click the flyer to see it in a size actual people can read!

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Tomorrow’s the Happy Stampers Blog Hop – and we’ll go live at 7am Eastern.  See you then! 🙂

TTFN

Mary


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:      


CARD CUTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and fold at 5 1/2″); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); Cozy Critter owls

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

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


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Stampin’ Up! Textured Basket of Wishes!

Good morning, y’all – happy Sunday!  Today’s going to be fun – we’ve got our Amy’s Inkin’ Krew “business” meeting!  I put it in quotes, cuz – while we do take care of some business, we also eat our lunch and make a few projects.  And it’s really fun to get to be with some of our fellow demonstrators who are lucky enough to be in Amy Koenders’ downline!  I’m always glad when I get to be home when the “in person” meetings are being held!

Wayne made it safely home, a smidge before I got the house as “done” as I’d planned, but…it’s all good!  Good to have him back in the house – even if there’s the usual adjustment period.  Dinner on a schedule, sharing the remote, socks on the coffee table.  Not the ones with his feet in them – the ones he takes off at the end of the day!  It’s his version of dropping his underwear on the floor – which he doesn’t do! LOL.  But, as I said, it’s good to have him home!  I know his mom is missing having him there with her in the rehab center. 😦

My card for today is a bit of an homage to Fall – cuz I know it’s going to get here soon!  Weather folks on tv say Wednesday.

So…you know that’s gonna happen, right? 😉

I used the pretty Basket of Wishes stamp set from the Holiday catalog and one of my favorite texture sets – Touches of Texture – from the Annual Catalog.  Take a look-see:

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This one plays along with two challenges.  The first is the Viva La Verve sketch challenge – the second challenge for September:

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And I also used a Photo Week challenge from Just Us Girls.  Challenge #362:

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I started with a piece of Crumb Cake card stock, which I tore all around the edges.  Then I used the big splattering of tiny dots image from Touches of Texture, stamping it all over in Crumb Cake ink.  Sometimes full strength and sometimes stamping a second time without re-inking.  Then I added the flower image, all over (leaving a blank spot for my sentiment) in Delightful Dijon.

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I cut a piece of 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon – the same length as the card – and used some Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue to adhere it to the panel.

The sentiment, from Basket of Wishes, I stamped in the corner in Early Espresso.

For my art, I matted a small piece of Serene Scenery DSP to a Delightful Dijon mat and popped it over the ribbon with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I cut two pieces with the Swirly Scribbles Thinlits – one in Crumb Cake and one in Cajun Craze.  To give them some texture, I used the same dots image from Touches of Texture and stamped all over the die cuts in Early Espresso ink.  Then I used Liquid Glue to adhere them to the card.

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The focal art is from Basket of Wishes.  I stamped the basket in Crumb Cake ink on Very Vanilla, then added the flower bunch in Soft Suede.  I colored the image with my Clear Wink of Stella brush – using Soft Suede on the basket, and Crushed Curry, Chocolate Chip, Cajun Craze, and Old Olive on the flowers.  Then I cut it out using a die from the Circles Layering Framelits.

I got the bright idea to make the circle look a little like a sunflower.  So…I punched a flower with my Flower Medallion Punch from a piece of Delightful Dijon.  Then I made some stitches all around the edge of the flower with my Chocolate Chip Stampin’ Write Marker.  

I added the circle with some Liquid Glue – and then it seemed like a good idea to add some stitches to that as well, so I did!

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The final touch – see him up there? – is a little buzz-bee from the….Jar of Love stamp set!  I stamped him with Early Espresso ink on some Vellum card stock, adding some Crushed Curry to his body with my marker and cut him with his little die in the Everyday Jars Framelit set.  Then I used my Fine-Tip Glue Pen to add him to the basket – and the card front was done!

It’s mounted a little differently than usual – I SNAILd a panel of Delightful Dijon to my Crumb Cake card base – then I popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

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On the inside, I tore the edges of another piece of Crumb Cake card stock.  Then I stamped around the edges with the Touches of Texture in Crumb Cake.  In the middle, I stamped the flower image, in Delightful Dijon – stamping off twice before I stamped the card.  

Then I SNAILd it to a Delightful Dijon mat and into my Crumb Cake card base.  And that was it!

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On my Crumb Cake Medium Envelope, I stamped more of the Touches of Texture flower in Delightful Dijon on the front…

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…and then I borrowed an idea from my friend and downline Beth Hooper (check her card out here!), and added the little flower image from Basket of Wishes to the envelope flap.

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Et Voila!  This one has a lot going on, but I think it works!  I love Touches of Texture for all the possibilities it gives you.  And, of course, Basket of Wishes is just flat beautiful! Hope you like!

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


HOST CODE FOR 16 SEP – 30 SEP: YSUSEQAP

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 – your choice of any item valued up to $8.00 in the 2015-16 Annual Catalog or the 2016 Holiday Catalog.


CLEARANCE RACK UPDATED!

NEW ITEMS – UP TO 60% OFF!

You’ll want to check out the Clearance Rack on the Online Store because we’ve updated it with different items that are up to 60% off.

AND!!

You may have noticed that the products we recently added to the Clearance Rack include stamp sets, which we’ve never done before!

Early on, Stampin’ Up! released some photopolymer sets to gauge how much we loved the medium – and we loved them a LOT!!  As a result, this stamp format became a “regular” part of all our catalogs.   The photopolymer stamps included in the Clearance Rack are from the stamps that came out with the early trial releases and they’ll only be available while supplies last. 

We know you love photopolymer stamps and these Clearance Rack stamps are no exception. Get them before they’re gone!
Check them out and get them before they’re gone!

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COMING SOON!

Designer Series Paper Buy Three, Get One Free Sale – Beginning 1 Oct 16!

1 – 31 Oct 16, you can buy three packages of Designer Series Paper and get one free!

Stampin’ Up! already let us know which papers will be included in this great promotion so we can all get our wish lists ready!

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Item #    Product Name
141663    Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper
141645    Moroccan Designer Series Paper
141660    Fruit Stand Designer Series Paper
141654    Blooms & Bliss Designer Series Paper
141630    Festive Birthday Designer Series Paper
141640    By the Shore Designer Series Paper
141986    Presents & Pinecones Designer Series Paper
141981    Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper

I think it’s pretty cool that two of the new designer papers from the 2016 Holiday Catalog are included in this sale, don’t you?

Mark your calendars – this great deal starts on Saturday, 1 Oct 16!


Hope your Sunday is a good as mine’s going to be!  Enjoy the day – and I’ll be back in your inbox bright and early tomorrow!

TTFN

Mary


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:      

CARD CUTS FOR THIS PROJECT:

Crumb Cake Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and fold at 5 1/2″); 4″ x 5 1/4″ (then edges torn, card front and inner liner); Swirly Bird die cut

Delightful Dijon Card Stock:  4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (mats for card front and for inner liner);  2 5/8″ x 3 1/8″ (mat for Serene Scenery DSP); Flower Punch flower

Serene Scenery DSP: 2 1/2″ x 3″ (front panel)

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 1 7/8″ circle (art circle)

Cajun Craze Card Stock: Swirly Bird 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!


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Stampin’ Up! A Paisley Time of Year for the Happy Stampers Blog Hop

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Mornin’, y’all –  welcome to another edition of the Happy Stampers Blog Hop.  It’s color challenge week and I hope you’ll take a minute to browse all the projects brought to you by the ladies-who-hop!  With color week – you never know what we’ll come up with!

Here are  the colors we all worked with this week:

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Now when I first saw that color combo, I looked to the By the Shore DSP and figured that would be the basis for my card.  But I decided to go a different direction, instead.  I pulled out the new Paisleys & Posies bundle:

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…and combined it with the Host-Exclusive set from the 2016-2017 Annual Catalog called Time of Year.  And this is what I came up with.  Take a look-see:

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That’s not DSP there on the card front!  I made that using the Baby-Wipe inking technique.  Cool, huh?  Here’s how I did it.

I laid down my silicon sheet to protect my worktable.  Then I laid a regular old baby wipe down on the sheet.  Using my Dapper Denim and Mint Macaron Ink Refills, I randomly dropped drops of each on the baby wipe – letting it all run together.  Then I used that inked-up wipe as my ink pad.  So every time I inked my Paisleys & Posies stamp, I picked up both colors.  And every time, the colors it stamped were different!

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I stamped the paisley image all over a Very Vanilla panel.  Then I added a couple of drops of Calypso Coral ink to the edges of my “ink pad” and used that to ink the little flower from Paisleys & Posies and stamped it around the panel.  I SNAILd it to a Calypso Coral mat.

For my Time of Year sentiment, I stamped that in Dapper Denim ink on Very Vanilla.  I cut it out with a square-sided die from the new Squares Layering Framelits.  It’s matted on a Calypso Coral scalloped-edge square, also cut with the Layering Framelits.

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I also used my baby wipe ink pad to stamp another little image from Paisleys & Posies in the top corner of the sentiment panel.  And I stamped a little circle image – and cut it with the matching die in the Paisley Framelits.  I adhered it with Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue in the opposite corner.

Okay – okay – you’re right.  That one wasn’t planned.  I’d stamped a second little image (like in the top right corner) there, but it came out blurry.  Instead of re-doing the whole panel, I covered it up with a little die cut.

Sheesh.  Y’all know me too well! 😉

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Using some new Mint Macaron 3/8″ Sheer Linen Ribbon, I wrapped a length around the card front, securing it in the back with scotch tape.  Then I popped the sentiment square over it all with some Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I added a few little embellishments…the first is a doubled-over piece of Very Vanilla 1/2″ Lace Trim.  The next is a die cut from the Paisley Framelits.  I went back to my baby wipe ink pad, and pressed a piece of Very Vanilla card stock into it…

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I think that’s so cool – I’m going to have to try this and use my resulting panel as a card front one of these days! 🙂  With this one, though, I used the Paisley Framelit die to cut out a shape, which I adhered over the lace trim with more Liquid Glue.

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Finally, I adhered a bow of the Mint Macaron 3/8″ Sheer Linen Ribbon with a Glue Dot.  And that was it for the card front!

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On the inside, I added a couple more baby-wipe-inked paisley and flower images from Paisleys & Posies on a Very Vanilla panel.

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I SNAILd it to a Calypso Coral mat and then into my Dapper Denim card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals, and the card was done! 🙂

I added more of the same paisley image to the front of my Very Vanilla Medium Envelope…

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…and again to the envelope flap.  For this, I opened the flap up, masked off the front of the envelope with Sticky Note tape, and stamped all over the flap.

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Et Voila!  I think this is an awfully pretty group of images in this set.  And it works really nicely with the baby wipe technique, don’t you think?  Keep that technique in your kit bag, okay?  It’s a good one! 🙂

Card cuts and all the products you need to make this one for yourself are at the bottom of this post…

Now that you’ve seen my card, please take a little time to visit all the Happy Stampers Team blogs 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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Sandi MacIver

Amy Koenders

Shelagh Freemantle

Mary Deatherage – YOU ARE HERE!

Jari Francis

Kristi Gray

Have fun on the Hop!

TTFN

Mary


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Stampin’ Up! Love, Always – Best Bird

It’s Monday, y’all!  Hope you’re all ready for your week – cuz it’s happening whether you want it to, or not!  

I have a cute little card for you today, but first – as promised – I’ve got some veggie pics to share with you.

Ready?!  Try not to drool on your keyboard, it’s bad for it!

Veggies in the tub
The Harvest

I know – you’re amazed at the quaint and rustic beauty of my vegetable “basket”, aren’t you?  Maybe even a little jealous?  Yes.  It’s true.  I gathered these in the same sundress I tried to lure Duck Duck in yesterday.

Oh – and I was wearing a sun bonnet, too.  Of course.

Chilis and Tomatoes
Ancho Magnifico Chili Peppers and Tomatoes!

I’ve got a lot of chili charring to do in my immediate future – the reward?  Chili rellenos casserole and chile relleno burritos!  Yummmmmo!!  The little maters are Sweethearts – those are a grape variety – and they’re so sweet and good.  The vine grows and produces prolific clusters of the tomatoes.  This barely dented what’s waiting!

Green Beans

French Algarve Green Beans

These are the most tender and tasty green beans I’ve even had.  Ever.  Now – these (some of them) are a little past where I’d normally have plucked them – but I’m going to cook them anyway.  I know they’ll still be good! 🙂

So there it is – the first “big” harvest of the summer!  One of the more gratifying parts of the year, heh?

And thus concludes this episode of “Mary’s Gardening on a (horse)Shoe String”….we’ll now get back to the real point of this blog…cards!

This one today uses the fun and pretty new stamp set bundle called Best Birds.  It has the Best Birds stamp set and the matching Birds & Berries Thinlits.  I added a sentiment from the Sunshine Sayings Bundle.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Pop of Paradise Hello!

Good morning and welcome to Tuesday! 🙂  I’ve got an icy cold fruit drink for you today.  I know it’s gonna slide down cool and easy.

Well.  It’s a card.  That looks like a drink.  So…it would probably be good to not try to drink or eat it.  Cuz…well, you know….paper!

I was playing with a really tropical palette of colors and it sort of made me lean to the Pop of Paradise stamp set.  So that’s what I used to make a card that you could use for almost any occasion – or just because it’s Tuesday!  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Perfectly Wrapped Seaside Shore

Last weekend in Savannah is in the books, folks!  This time next week I’ll be home and – hopefully! – unpacked and back in the home-groove!  And it’ll be August, for goodness sake! Can you even believe that??  I mean, the thermometer definitely knows it’s August, but darned if this year isn’t just flying by!  We just did some Christmas in July, but…it’s going to be Christmas-for-real really soon!

And speaking of which – next week is the deadline to be sure you’re on my list to get a free 2016 Holiday Catalog!  If you’ve placed a $50 or higher order with me in the past year, and you let me see who you are (you’ll know cuz I sent you an e-mail and an ordering gift!), then you’re in – you’ll be getting a catalog in the first half of August.  If you haven’t placed an order, this would be a good time – pick $5o or more of your favorite goodies and I’ll automatically put you on the mailing list! 🙂

Now – speaking of goodies.  The Seaside Shore stamp set, which I played with for today’s card, is what I’d call a “sleeper”.   When I first saw it, I wasn’t all that impressed.  I really couldn’t see me making much with it.  But, now that I’ve got it, and have made a few projects with it – I really really love it.  It’s just so much fun – especially when combined with the By The Shore DSP and the Seaside TIEF.  And for this one, I added a couple of sentiments from the Perfectly Wrapped set.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Beautiful Thoughtful Branches In Our Hearts

Well, I didn’t go see any movies on Saturday. 😦  It occured to me – finally! – that I’ll be needing to pack all my stuff up at the end of this week!  Yikes!  Feels like I just unpacked it.  Probably cuz I did – three weeks is that a-little-too-long-to-not-bring-the-stuff-a-little-too-short-to-get-completely-settled amount of time to be on a trip.  But I suppose whether it’s 3 weeks or 7 weeks, I’ll always find myself at the weekend before I need to pack everything up, huh? 😉

So…that means that I need to be getting a little ahead on cards for next weekend, or risk not having a card to share!  Which means this weekend is the right time to be doing that.

Now – if you were me, and you needed to build a few cards ahead, would you:

  1. Make several quick and easy cards, or
  2. Make 3 cards with lots of fussy cutting

Hmmm?  No – don’t tell me your answer – I know you smart folks would opt for #1.

I, on the other hand, did #2.

As a result, I spent almost all of Saturday making cards.

Three cards.

Maybe today I’ll do things just a little bit smarter!  And maybe decide to take a minute and go see that movie…

Let me ask – are you guys getting excited for the Thoughtful Branches Bundle to be available? I sure hope so – cuz I know it’s a good one.  My card today is another example of what you can do with this great bundle.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Jar of Love Thanks

Hey, y’all!  Happy weekend – I hope you’re getting ready to do something fun.

Like….go see the new Star Trek movie?? 😉  I think (think!) I’m going to wait until I get home next weekend and go see it with Wayne.   But – there’s nothing that says I can’t see it twice, right?!? 😉

I’ve got a little card here today that I made with the Jar of Love stamp set.  Which I think is awesome.

Except for one image/sentiment.  And that one is a little…problematic.

At least it is for a woman living in the South.

Do you know which one I mean?

“Bless Your Heart”.

Now….in parts of the world above the Mason-Dixon line and west of the mighty Mississippi – that’s a very nice way to show your appreciation for someone.

Not so much down this-a-way!  Down here…it’s kind of what we say instead of….well.  You know!

So – what do I do?  I want to use that sentiment – I really like it (the face-value meaning, not the South’s double meaning!).  But…what if I inadvertently sent it to someone who knows what that means in the south??  Will they think I’m telling them to…well.  You know.

Whatcha think?? 🙂

Needless to say, I didn’t use that one in today’s card.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Pink Pop Of Paradise Thinking of You

Made it to Friday again, y’all!  Yippee!  Only one more weekend and a week and then I’ll be on my way home! 🙂  Time for some home time – harvest the tons of tomatoes and Chile Peppers, maybe plant some more turnips – did I tell you I brought a mess of them with me?  Cooked them last weekend – oh my goodness!  They were sooooo good!  I froze a bag of them to take home so Wayne can try them.  But….they’re kind of calling my name – he may be out of luck!  If y’all like turnips and have a garden – get you a packet of White Ball turnips.  They’re spectacularly good!

No – I haven’t changed my blog to a garden show! 😉

Let’s do a card, shall we?  This one took me back to one of the first stamp sets I got in the new catalog – in the Demonstrator pre-order.  Pop of Paradise features a cute and saucy flamingo.  I paired her with one of the cool sentiments in the set and gave her a little assist from the fun Love You Lots set.  Take a look-see:

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Categories: Any Occasion, Everyday, For You, Friendship, General, Just Hello!, Thinking Of You | Tags: , , , , | 6 Comments

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