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Stampin’ Up! Magical Mermaid Memories and More!

Happy happy HAAAAAWWWWMP Day!!  Hope your week is going well!

First the big news, in case you missed it yesterday!  The DAISY PUNCH IS BACK IN STOCK!  Don’t know for how long – hopefully for good, but…I sure wouldn’t hang too long before you snap it up!  Here’s a link to them in my Online Store (don’t forget to add the host code, y’all!!).

Now, you might think I’d have used the Daisy Punch in my card for today, but…that makes way too much sense, doesn’t it? Of course I didn’t use the Daisy Punch.  I used the Magical Mermaid stamp set.  And…a card from the Color Theory Memories & More Card Pack.  Take a look-see:

My layout was inspired – a little loosely, maybe! – by the sketch challenge at CAS(E) This Sketch:

And I also used the photo inspiration at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

I started with a piece of Bundle of Love DSP in Soft Sky and cut a short panel using the scallop die in the Seasonal Layers Thinlits.  Then I cut a piece of Vellum card stock with the scallop die – making it just a little shorter in length.

Using the sea grass image in the Magical Mermaid set, I stamped it in Versamark all across the bottom of the vellum panel.  Then I sprinkled it lightly with Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder, shook that off, and filled in the rest with Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  It’s not glaringly obvious that I used two colors, but I think it added a little depth.

After I heat embossed the panel, I turned it over and added some Old Olive and Pear Pizzaz behind the embossed images with my Stampin’ Write Markers.  Then I used dots of my Fine-Tip Glue behind the embossed parts of the image (to hide the glue) and adhered it over my Bundle of Love panel.

The sunset is a card in the Color Theory Memories & More Card Pack.  I cut it down to get as much of the sunburst in it as I could.  I did a dry fit with my scalloped panel and then used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to add the Magical Mermaid sentiment in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  You might notice that’s part of a sentiment.  I cut the words “in you” right off the stamp.

Oh yes I did.  And you can, too!  No one will judge you!  And it’s going to be so much easier to stamp just part of the sentiment.  And – if you just make the cut and don’t trim it up, it’ll go right back together on your block if you want the whole thing! 🙂

I also stamped the small mermaid image in Tuxedo Black.  Finally, I added some sea birds from the High Tide stamp set.  

I used Liquid Glue to add the sunburst panel to my Basic Black mat, then I popped the scalloped panel over the mat with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I stamped another little Mermaid in Tuxedo Black on a piece of Whisper White and fussy cut her – then added her with a little Liquid Glue and a Mini Stampin’ Dimensional over the stamped image on the sunburst panel.

I wrapped some Pool Party Solid Baker’s Twine twice around the card front, securing it in the back with scotch tape.  Then I added a couple of strands of Gold Mini Sequin Trim with a Glue Dot.  It’s finished off with a double-length bow, which I added with another Glue Dot.  And that was it for the card front!

On the inside, I just stamped the rest of the Magical Mermaid sentiment in Tuxedo Black on a Whisper White panel.  Over that, I added the bubbles image in Soft Sky.  Then I thought it would be fun to add a little more mermaid – so I stamped a little bit of her in Versamark and heat embossed her in Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  I lightly colored her tail with Soft Sky, Pink Pirouette and So Saffron Stampin’ Write Markers.

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

On the front of my Whisper White Medium Envelope, I added more Magical Mermaid bubbles in Soft Sky, and a Tuxedo Black mermaid…

…and then I added some gold foil bubble paper from the Bundle of Love DSP to the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I love the little Magical Mermaid bobbing on the waves, watching the sunset! The sunset I did NOT have to stamp, cuz it was already there for me on a Color Theory Memories & More Card!  How cool!  I definitely used elements from several different stamp sets and dies on this one!  Hope you like!

TTFN

Mary

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



HOST CODE FOR 16 JULY – 31 JULY: 32HPSYMQ

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


Bonus Days Going On Now…  

There’s Still Time to Gather Up As Many Coupons As You Can!

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


TIME IS RUNNING OUT…

 

ONE WEEK FROM TODAY THIS DEAL WILL BE GONE!

THINK HOW FAR THOSE $5 COUPONS WOULD GO WITH AN ADDITIONAL 20% DISCOUNT!  

 

When you join in July, you’ll get $72 worth of EXTRA goodies in the free Essentials Pack.  

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

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

 

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


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


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

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

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

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

Bundle of Love Specialty DSP:  3 7/8″ x 3″ (scalloped panel); envelope flap  

Vellum Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 2 7/8 (top scalloped panel)  

Color Theory Card Pack:


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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Here’s what’s up for grabs!

  • Daisy Delight stamp set
  • Daisy Punch
  • Wood Textures DSP Stack

For details and to get entered to win, go to this BLOG POST!  Hurry – entries close on Sunday night – 30 July!


Finn-Fan Fix  

First off – you’ll be glad to know that Finn is fully recovered from his harrowing ordeal yesterday! Thank you all for your well wishes!

This morning, before I could get covered up by work, we had a spa day!  We washed all three horses and…yep.

See the face?  That’s the face that says…”I hate this.  I do wish it didn’t feel so darned good with the warm water and my mom rubbing and scratching me all over.  Cuz I really hate this.  No.  I really really do!”

He so did not hate it!  He leaped out at the end and took great delight in sharing the water with us!  And now he’s all soft and WHITE!

And still some tangles.  But we’re working on those.  

Baby steps. 🙂

TTFN

M  

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Stampin’ Up! Burned Out….Watts of Occasions!

Mornin’, y’all!  If things go as planned – and I wake up and get it in gear – I’ll be on my way home when you get this!  As I write on Thursday afternoon – my room is all packed up (ish) and I’m ready to start the trips to the car.  In an unusual departure from my norm – I even kept the pictures I took of the loaded car so I can repeat that!  I was ready to make a trip down, but the afternoon rain storms stopped that.  So…will write this post, have a little dinner and then maybe take a load.  It’ll be a bit cooler then, too – so maybe my inks and stamp sets won’t swelter! 🙂

The card I’m sharing today uses a few ideas from the catalog for this super cute Watts of Occasions stamp set.  I grabbed a couple of ideas from several cards that SU! used as examples and combined them on this quick and easy card.  Take a look-see:

Yea.  I might have been feeling a little burned out when I made this one! 🙂  And that little face in the light bulb – it’s just the cutest!

This one went together in about 3 seconds flat.  So – hang on!

I started with a regular Tranquil Tide card base, folded in a vertical tent.  Using some sticky notes, I laid the card flat on my work space and masked the back off.  Then I stamped the little burned out image from Watts of Occasions in Tranquil Tide all across the front.  I did not use my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig…just eyeballed it!

I cut a piece of my Canson 90lb Cold-Pressed Watercolor Paper for the sentiment banner.  I cut the end with my Banner Triple Punch.  I don’t know if you can tell it – but I cut the other end to make it a little catty-wampus.  Can you see that?  I wanted it to look….sort of too-tired-to-even-be-straight!

I stamped the image in Basic Black Archival Ink and when it was dry, used my Aqua Pen to quickly brush some Tranquil Tide across his face.  Then I stamped the sentiment – crookedy-ly! – in more Basic Black Archival Ink.

The second banner is cut to the same dimensions – including the catty-wampus “straight” side – in Daffodil Delight card stock.  Then I embossed it in my Polka Dot Basic TIEF.

To assemble the card front, I used a strip or two of Fast Fuse to adhere some loop-d-loops of Silver Mini Sequin Trim, then I popped the banners over the top with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  And…done! 🙂

On the inside, I used a piece of Whisper White card stock and stamped the Watts of Occasions heart-bulb in Basic Black Archival Ink in the corner.  Then I gave it a quick brush of Powder Pink with my Aqua Pen.

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Daffodil Delight mat and into the card base and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got the heart-bulb image in Powder Pink on the front…

…and a few more times on the envelope flap.  I used sticky notes to protect the front of the envelope while I did this part!

Et Voila!  This is such a fun a little set – the images are super cute and, if you like puns, then the sentiments in this one are definitely for you!  Hope you like!

TTFN

Mary

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



HOST CODE FOR 16 JULY – 31 JULY: 32HPSYMQ

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


Bonus Days Going On Now…  

There’s Still Time to Gather Up As Many Coupons As You Can!

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

  • There’s no limit to the number of coupons participants can receive per order or throughout the duration of the promotion.
  • You can use as many coupons as you like on your orders in August – one, three, five…
  • An email address is required to participate; Bonus Days coupon codes can only be delivered via email.
  • All order types (including Demonstrator orders!) qualify for this promotion excluding Starter Kits.

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


TIME IS RUNNING OUT…

 

DON’T WAIT AND MISS THE BEST TIME OF THE YEAR TO JOIN!

THINK HOW FAR THOSE $5 COUPONS WOULD GO WITH AN ADDITIONAL 20% DISCOUNT!  

 


Spend $99 (plus some tax).  

Get Free Shipping (saves 10%).  

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

Add in about $72 in the free Essentials Pack.  

Yea.  

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

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

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


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

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


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


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

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

Daffodil Delight Card Stock: 2 1/8″ x 3 5/8″ (embossed banner); 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for inner liner)

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

Canson 90lb Cold Pressed Watercolor Paper: 2 1/8″ x 3 5/8″ (sentiment banner)


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


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


Finn-Fan Fix  –  no new pictures of the Finn today!  Don’t be scared of Cujo – his smile is fiercer than his bite (which is pretty much non-existent!!) 😉

TTFN

M  

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Stampin’ Up! Framed Fresh Florals Blooms & Wishes!

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

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

My card today is one of “those” cards.

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

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

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

Easy peasy!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

TTFN

Mary

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



HOST CODE FOR 16 JULY – 31 JULY: 32HPSYMQ

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


Bonus Days Going On Now!

And I Have a Surprise to Share With You Tomorrow!  

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

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

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

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


THIS MUST NOT BE MISSED!  

 

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

 

HELLO??

 

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


Spend $99 (plus some tax).  

Get Free Shipping (saves 10%).  

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

Add in about $72 in the free Essentials Pack.  

Yea.  

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

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

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


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

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


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


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

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

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

Naturally Eclectic DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); 5/8″ x 3 7/8″ (inner liner strip); envelope flap


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


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


Finn-Fan Fix  –  no new pictures of the Finn today!

Soon, my peeps, soon!! 🙂 

TTFN

M  

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Stampin’ Up! Wood Words Stacked Crates

‘Sup, y’all!?  It’s Hawwmp Day!  And I don’t know if I’m staying – going – sitting – waiting – packing – leaving – or on terminal hold!  So…I’ll just keep getting up and going to work (or working at the hotel) and making cards.  Might should buy more food.  Might be a bad idea.  I have no clue.  Stay tuned for the continuing saga of “When will Mary go home!”  🙂

I made a fun little card today to share with you.  I made a stack of Wood Textures Wood Crates.  With some Wood Words goodies quite obviously on their way to the farmer’s market.  Take a look-see:

I played along with the Sunday Stamps challenge with this one…

…but I did a bit of a riff on the sketch – making an optically tall and skinny on a regular sized card.  Here we go!

I started with a Crumb Cake card base (of normal proportions) and I stamped the Tree Rings background image on the front in Crumb Cake ink.  

Next up, I matted a piece of Very Vanilla on a Cajun Craze mat – tall and skinny – and used Liquid Glue to adhere it to the card front.

I cut single pieces of the Wood Crates die from three different pieces of the Wood Textures DSP Stack, and trimmed all but the side and end tabs from each piece.  I adhered them to the card front with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals on the end tabs, making sure to angle each successive crate to make a stack!  In the next picture, you can see the Dimensionals and how they’re adhering the crate to the card.

Using the Wood Words stamp set, I stamped Night of Navy stars, Cajun Craze hearts and Crushed Curry chickens on Very Vanilla card stock.  I stamped 5 of each image and cut them all with their matching die in the Wood Crates Framelits.  Then I used Liquid Glue and Stampin’ Dimensionals to pile them into their respective crates.

The sentiment, also from Wood Words, is stamped in Crushed Curry on a strip of Very Vanilla.  I snipped a banner end into one end, edged it with my Night of Navy Stampin’ Write Marker, and then, along with a couple of pieces of Night of Navy 1/2″ Gingham Ribbon, adhered it to the bottom crate with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I tied a double-strand bow with Linen Thread and added it to the top crate.  Then I put a Night of Navy star Enamel Shape in the middle of the bow, and one on the sentiment banner and the card front was done.

On the inside, I re-created the optical tall and skinny card effect.  First I stamped the inside of the card base with the Tree Rings image, again in Crumb Cake.  For the liner, I stamped the Wood Words star in Night of Navy across the bottom of a Very Vanilla panel.

I Fast Fuse’d it to a Cajun Craze mat and into the card base and the card was done!

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got some more Night of Navy Wood Word stars on the front…

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

Et Voila!  I think it’s fun that the Wood Crates Framelits can be adapted to work on a 2-D card front as well as making awesome 3-D projects!  And Wood Words and the Wood Textures DSP stack just go so darned perfectly with the whole shootin’ match, don’t you think?  Hope you like!

Mary

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



HOST CODE FOR 1 JULY – 15 JULY: JSKNUQGN

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


Bonus Days Going On Now!

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

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

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


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

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



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

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

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

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


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

Just a tease….I’m going on the 2018 Alaska Incentive Trip on Royal Caribbean – and I’m throwing my hat in the ring for the Greek Island Cruise in 2019!!  Wanna come!??

Want to know what else you’ll get?  Well – check it all out on my Promotions Page!  I think you’ll agree – it a most wonderful time of the year to join us!!


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


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

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

Cajun Craze Card Stock:  2 3/4″ x 5 1/2″ (mats for card front and for inner liner)

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 2 5/8″ x 5 3/8″ (card front and inner liner); 3/8″ x 2 1/2″ (sentiment); Wood Words die cut images

Wood Textures DSP Stack: Wood Crates die cuts (x 3); envelope flap


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


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


Finn-Fan Fix  –  no new pictures of the Finn today! 😦  

 

TTFN

M  

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Stampin’ Up! Wood Crates and Lemon Zest Goodie Holder

Happy Hawwmp Day, y’all!  Hope this finds you well and enjoying your week!

When I had lunch with my friend the other day, I took her a little sumpin’ sumpin’ that I made right quick with the Wood Crates Framelits and matching Wood Words stamp set.  And a fun pop of Lemon Zest!  Take a look-see:

 

I cut out two crate pieces with the Wood Crates Framelits from some Thick Whisper White card stock and stamped the floral image from Wood Words in Lemon Lime Twist on both of them.  I added a little more color with a Daffodil Delight and Lemon Lime Twist Stampin’ Write Marker.   Continue reading

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Stampin’ Up! Eclectic Eastern Medallion Card

Happy Monday, y’all!  Back to work with you!

And me! 🙂

If you were able to join me last night on my Facebook Live video – thanks so much! – then you saw the step-by-step instructions on how to make today’s card.  If you didn’t get a chance to hop on while I was live, then here’s your chance to see the re-play!

The card focuses on the super pretty Eastern Medallion Suite – with the Eastern Beauty stamp set and the Eastern Medallion Thinlits taking front and center.  I added some pretty paper from the Naturally Eclectic DSP.  Take a look-see:

I played along with a color challenge at My Favorite Things. Continue reading

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Stampin’ Up! Marbled Tranquil Tulips

Happy Hawwmp day, y’all, from sunny/rainy/cloudy/sunny/breezy/humid/pleasant/rainy Florida.  The weather has been changeable at best!  Humid almost always.  Much more so than I like, to be honest.

And the no-seeums are everywhere! And –  I can totally see-um.  So why the name?  It’s kinda dumb.

My card for today is very springy-summery.  And uses a lovely new Host Set – the Tranquil Tulips set.  On top of that – or on the bottom, as the case my be – I used the new Marbled background stamp.  I love background stamps!  Take a look-see:

My layout – and the tulips –  are inspired by the sketch and photo at the Fusion Challenge.

And the color scheme (even though it really works with the Fusion picture, too!) is from The Paper Players challenge.

I started by sponging Pool Party and Daffodil Delight ink onto the Marbled Background stamp using my Sponge Daubers.  I didn’t do a lot of planning on where I was putting color – just kind of randomly sponged it on.  Then I stamped it onto a Whisper White panel for my card front.  It’s a very soft color scheme!

I SNAILd the Marbled panel to a Daffodil Delight mat.

For my art work, I cut a smaller piece of Whisper White card stock and used my Paper Trimmer to create the angled bottom.  

Then I started stamping flowers!  Both the tulip and the small blue flower are two-step images.  I stamped the Tranquil Tulip tulip in Daffodil Delight and the smaller flower in Pool Party – both steps in the same color.  The stamps themselves create the shading!  I did use my Pool Party Stampin’ Write Marker to darken the small flowers a little!

I stamped the stems in Lemon-Lime Twist and called it good on the flowers!

To make the “lace” border, I used the new Decorative Ribbon Border punch to cut out a few strips of Whisper White.  I snipped them to size and used Liquid Glue to adhere them on the backside of my panel.  Then I popped the whole thing over the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

To finish it off,  I tied a little bow from the new Lemon-Lime Twist 1/4″ Ombre Ribbon and attached it with a Glue Dot.  I dithered a little about adding another embellishment of some sort, but decided to leave it clean.  So, that was it for the card front.

On the inside, I added a few more Tranquil Tulip flowers in Daffodil Delight, Pool Party and Lemon-Lime Twist on a Whisper White panel.  And I added a sentiment from the Feather Together stamp set – stamping it in Lemon-Lime Twist.

I matted the panel on Daffodil Delight and into my Thick Whisper White card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals, and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got some more Tranquil Tulip flowers on the front…

…and a little more of the Daffodil Delight and Pool Party Marbled Background on the envelope flap.  Plus a few more Pool Party flowers (I gave each of them a quick “stem” with my Lemon-Lime Twist Stampin’ Write Marker)!

Et Voila!  I think the Marbled Background stamp, done in Daffodil Delight and Pool Party is a beautiful, soft base for the pretty Tranquil Tulips, don’t you?  Hope you like!

TTFN

Mary 



HOST CODE FOR 1 JUNE – 15 JUNE:  YZJ2HB6A

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


2017-2019 Annual Catalog Launch Ordering Special – Ends Tomorrow!!

 

Until the close-of-business on 15 JuneI’m offering DOUBLE Peppermint Points on all orders over $50 (before shipping and tax) placed thru my Online Store.

But wait!!  There’s MORE!!  😳😳😳

If your order is over $100 (before shipping and tax blah blah) – then I’ll pick up your shipping!!

Yep – you read me right.  Order over $100 and I’ll give you DOUBLE Peppermint Rewards Points (that’ll be at least EIGHT points!) AND FREE SHIPPING!!

These specials are all in addition to the gifts that all my customers receive…

  • My usual $10 gift of your choice as an ordering thank you
  • And, of course, one of my handmade cards and envelopes – left blank so you can use it yourself.  Or CASE it!!


 Here are the three ways  you can order and receive your free shipping rebate:

  •  Place your $100+ order directly through my online store, and:

– Provide me with your mailing address and I’ll send you a check to rebate your shipping costs

or

– Provide me with your PayPal account e-mail and I’ll send you your rebate via PayPal

  • Send me your order via email, I’ll deduct the shipping costs and send you an invoice through PayPal.
  • Send me your order via email and let me know that you’d prefer to pay with a credit card.  I’ll contact you to make arrangements and I’ll deduct the shipping costs from your order total.

If you place your order online, don’t forget to add my host code  (if your order is under $150) to get your free gift!  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.


Earn an ADDITIONAL $35 in Stampin’ Rewards During our Host Rewards Promotion!!

We’ve got a great Host Rewards Promotion fixin’ to happen in the month of June!  For workshop or individual orders of $350 – you’re going to get an EXTRA $35 in Host cash/Stampin’ Rewards to spend!!

Promotion Details

  • Promotion dates: June 1–30
  • To participate in the Book-A-Thon, join the Party Planning Facebook page by May 30.
  • Workshop, Demonstrator, Customer, and online orders all qualify for this promotion
  • Starter Kit orders do not qualify for this promotion, however the extra Stampin’ Rewards can be used towards the purchase of the Starter Kit.
  • The qualifying amount must be reached with commissionable merchandise prior to shipping and tax
  • The additional Stampin’ Rewards offered during this promotion will only be awarded once per order
  • Make sure you open and close your orders during the timeframe of this promotion (June 1-30) to earn the extra Stampin’ Rewards


Here’s a link to a flyer with all the details!

Interested in being a host and gathering up those host dollars – but…you don’t live in Fayetteville, GA?!?

Now’s a great time do to a Catalog Launch Party!

1.  Gather up some friends – near or far
2.  I’ll send them a new 2017-2018 Annual Catalog
3.  We’ll give them some time to browse and pick their favorites
4.  They place their orders thru my online store, using the Host Code I’ll give them
5.  YOU cash in when you close your Workshop!

Easy Peasy!


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:<!— TAMS Start — 


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

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

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

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); 3″ x 3 7/8″ (art layer – angled and cut to 2 1/4″ on each side to make the angle); Decorative Ribbon Border Punch


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 a break for a minute.  We’ll be back in August – or if Wayne sends me some pictures and stories!!

TTFN

M  

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Stampin’ Up! Just Add Text Sneak Peek for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop



Happy Thursday, y’all – and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! We’ve got a super color combination to play with this week – one of my favorites! – and I know all our ladies have made some beautiful projects for you.  Y’all be sure to hop thru all their blogs when you get done here! 🙂

Here’s our colors!!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Now that you’ve seen my project, please take a little time to visit all the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hoppers today!

If you click on the Next Blog button, you’ll go right to Jari Francis’ page. And you can just click on the names below to go direct to all the blogs!

Amy Koenders

Shelagh Freemantle

Mary Deatherage – YOU ARE HERE!

Jari Francis

Kristi Gray

Jaime Babarczy

Have fun on the Hop!

TTFN

Mary


HOST CODE FOR 1 MAY – 15 MAY: DNBUYHTG

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2016-17 Annual Catalog or the 201 Occasions Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


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

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

The Starter Bundle includes:

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

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

This super-sized bundle includes:

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

STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT          

 


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

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

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

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

Daffodil Delight DSP (avail 1 June): 2″ x 4 5/8″ (diagonal DSP strip – trimmed to fit); 2 3/8″ x 4 1/8″ (Navy DSP panel); 1/2″ x 3 7/8″ (inner liner strip); envelope flap

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


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


Finn-Fan Fix…will be back tomorrow!  No FFF’s on Blog Hop Days! 🙂

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Stampin’ Up! Eastern Palace for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop



Happy Thursday, y’all – and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!  Do you like our new header??  I think it’s gorgeous!  If you’ve been following along, you’ll know this is sketch week!  I’m excited to see the projects from our talented ladies-who-hop, and I know you are, too!

Here’s our sketch…

I wanted to showcase the Eastern Palace Suite for y’all today, since you’re all going to be able to start getting it for yourself on 1 May (that’s Monday!).  So that’s what I did.  Take a look-see:

 

I started with a mostly Very Vanilla pattern in the Eastern Palace Specialty DSP and SNAILd it to a Tranquil Tide mat.  Then I chose a Dapper Denim piece and adhered a smaller strip to the bottom of the panel.

I took a strip of Gold Foil and adhered it with Liquid Glue across the seam between the two DSP patterns.  And I made a narrower strip from one of the Gold Foil patterns in the set, snipped a banner in one end and adhered it over the Gold Foil strip.

For the sentiment and art focal point, I took a square of Gold Foil and used the dies from the Eastern Medallions Thinlits to cut the design.  These are three dies that nest inside each other and produce that beautiful cut-out!  

I inked up one of the curved sentiments in the Eastern Beauty stamp set with Basic Black Archival Ink and stamped it under the die cut.  Once the ink had dried, I popped the panel over the top of a square of Tranquil Tide with small pieces of Stampin’ Dimensionals.  The whole thing’s popped onto the card front with some more Dimensional and that was it for the card front.

On the inside, I stamped a second Eastern Beauty sentiment in Basic Black on a Very Vanilla panel.  I added an Eastern Gold Vinyl sticker around the sentiment and a second one across the bottom of the panel.

I SNAILd the panel to a Tranquil Tide mat and into my Very Vanilla Thick card stock card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

My Medium Very Vanilla Envelope got another of the pretty Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers across the front…

…and I added a little more the Eastern Palace Specialty DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  This is such a pretty suite of products – and you’re going to be able to grab up a bunch of the pieces and parts in some awesome bundles starting on Monday – and I’ll bring you more details about that in the next day or so.  Hope you like!

Now that you’ve seen my project, please take a little time to visit all the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hoppers today!

If you click on the Next Blog button, you’ll go right to Jari Francis’ page. And you can just click on the names below to go direct to all the blogs!

Amy Koenders

Shelagh Freemantle

Mary Deatherage – YOU ARE HERE!

Jari Francis

Kristi Gray

Jaime Babarczy

Have fun on the Hop!

TTFN

Mary


HOST CODE FOR 16 APR – 30 APR: GGZD4AQ3

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2016-17 Annual Catalog or the 201 Occasions Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.



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

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


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT          
You’ll be able to get these Eastern Palace goodies starting on Monday!! 😊 


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Thick Very Vanilla Card Stock (1 June): 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, score and fold at 4 1/4″)

Tranquil Tide Card Stock (avail 1 May in the Premier Eastern Palace Bundle): 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3 1/4″ square (mat for sentiment panel)

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

Eastern Palace Specialty DSP (avail 1 May in both Eastern Palace bundles): 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); 1 3/4″  x 5 1/8″ (bottom rectangle on card front); 3/8″ x 5″ (banner across card front); envelope flap

Gold Foil: 3 1/8″ square (art/sentiment); 1/2″ x 5 1/8″ (strip across center of 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!


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



Finn-Fan Fix…will be back tomorrow!  No FFF’s on Blog Hop Days! 🙂

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Stampin’ Up! Crafting Forever Sneak Peek

It’s Friday!  And my puppy is back, my husband is recovering and my vegetable plants will arrive today!  Whoo-hooo!

I have a cute little card to share with you today, courtesy of the new Crafting Forever stamp set (available 1 June) in the new 2017-2018 Annual Catalog.  I paired it with a little bit of Pick a Pattern DSP (1 June) and came up with a simple CAS card.  Take a look-see:

I played with the sketch challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

And my not-my-normal-style color palette is from the Color Throwdown challenge this week.

I used Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Rich Razzleberry and Crushed Curry for this card!

To begin, I took a piece of Whisper White card stock and added Rich Razzleberry “stitches” around the edge with my Stampin’ Write Markers, then SNAILd it to a Pumpkin Pie mat.

The middle panel is a piece of Crushed Curry paper from the Pick a Pattern DSP, matted on Pumpkin Pie and SNAILd to the card front.

I stamped the scissors from the Crafting Forever stamp set, in Basic Black Archival Ink, on Whisper White, and fussy cut them.  I kind of liked the symmetry of cutting the scissors out with my scissors! 😏

I colored the handles with my Stampin’ Write Markers in Pumpkin Pie, Rich Razzleberry and Real Red and used Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere them to the card.

My Crafting Forever sentiment is stamped in Real Red on Whisper White and cut with a Stitched Shapes Framelits circle, then matted on a scalloped Pumpkin Pie circle cut with the Circles Layering Framelits.  I popped that on with Dimensionals, and the card front was done!  See?  Told ya it was quick and easy!!

For my inner liner, I repeated the Rich Razzleberry “stitches” around a Whisper White panel and added the Crafting Forever scissors in Basic Black Archival Ink.  Then I colored the handles with my Crushed Curry Stampin’ Write Marker.

I SNAILd it to a Pumpkin Pie mat and into my Rich Razzleberry card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got another pair of scissors on the front – this one colored in Real Red…

…and a bit more of the Pick a Pattern DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  This Crafting Forever stamp set is so cute – and it’s also the Angel Policy stamp set for 2017-2018.  Hope you like – and will be adding it to your wish list! 😊

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


HOST CODE FOR 16 APR – 30 APR: GGZD4AQ3

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2016-17 Annual Catalog or the 2017 Occasions Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


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

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


Be Sure You’re Going to Receive Your Own Copy of the new

2017-2018 Annual Catalog!!

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


Just a heads up – I’ll shortly be announcing my 2017-2018 Annual Catalog Shares.  Shares are a good way to get a taste of all the new papers and ribbons  and embellishments in a new catalog, without having to buy full packs of anything!  And there are tons of new ribbons and embellishments, OBTW!  Kind of a test drive – then you can decide what you do NOT want.  I put it that way cuz I’m pretty sure your WANT list is going to be way bigger than your DON’T WANT list!  So watch for that and I hope you’ll join me! 😊

TTFN
Mary


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:   

The Crafting Forever stamp set and Pick a Pattern DSP will be available on 1 June! 


CARD CUTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:

Rich Razzleberry Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card stock, scored and folded at 4 1/4″)

Pumpkin Pie Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2 1/2″ x 3 3/4″ (mat for DSP panel); 2″ scallop circle (mat for sentiment)

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); 1 7/8″ Stitched Shapes Framelit Circle (sentiment)

Pick a Pattern DSP:  2 3/8″ x 3 5/8″ (front banner); 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…

So – the Finn-meister is home.

And he’s a good Aussie.

Which is to say…he’s exhausted! 😊👍😊👍

He and Ryder played and swam and ran and played and swam and ran….

Here’s how the pick-up went…

On the way down there, I reminded Wayne that Finn was going to be terribly excited to see us.  He was likely going to do a lot of leaping and wiggling and jumping around.  Protect the belly!

We were prepared.

Finn – was not.  He walked into the room – flat footed.  Tail definitely wagged – but…he was very quiet.  I know he was happy to see us.

He simply didn’t have an iota of excess energy with which to express it!

He laid down on the floorboard of the van and slept all the way home.  As I type this – he’s sacked out flat on the floor in the bathroom where the tile is cool and the A/C is blowing on him.

All in all – a wonderful experience for him!

It was a little embarrassing listening to all the praise heaped upon his freckled face, though!  

I got the distinct impression that they liked him.

At least a little bit! 😎😎

TTFN

M

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