Friendship

Stampin’ Up! Under My Umbrella Sneak Peek Friends Forever

Happy Day-After-Thanksgiving-AKA-Christmas-Decorations-Day-AKA-LOCK-THE-DOOR-AND-HIDE-UNDER-THE-COVERS-CUZ-IT’S-BLACK-FRIDAY!!

Do YOU go out on Black Friday?

If Finn or Katy HAD to go to the vet – I’d go.  But that’s about the only reason I’d leave my place on Black Friday!

Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving – and have recovered from any possible over-indulgence!  We had a wonderful afternoon with our friends.

Before I started cooking yesterday, I made a fun little card to share with you today – with a little Sneak Peek from the 2020 Jan – Jun Mini Catalog.  This is a great card for a friend and it uses a nice little bundle that you MIGHT overlook when you get your catalog – called Under My Umbrella with the bundled Umbrella Punch.  Take a look-see:

The layout for this one is loosely inspired by this week’s challenge from The Paper Players – and a bit of a CASE from the new catalog!

I started with a piece of our Fluid 100 Watercolor paper for the card front.  Using Pool Party Ink and my Aqua Painter, I picked up ink from the lid and swiped it across the top of the panel to create “sky”.  For the ground, I used my Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush in the same way to “watercolor” some Smoky Slate.

The rain is Pool Party, using an image in the set – I stamped here and there, twice without re-inking.

I adhered the panel to a Pretty Peacock mat with Liquid Glue.

I stamped the sentiment from the Under My Umbrella set (coming on 4 Jan 20) in Pretty Peacock.  I love that sentiment, don’t you? 🙂

I used Tuxedo Black Memento Ink to stamp the umbrella image on a beautiful piece of paper from the new Parisian Blossoms Specialty DSP (also coming on 4 Jan!).  Then I punched that with the bundled Umbrella Punch.

I also used the punch to make the handle – which is stamped in Soft Suede on Soft Suede cardstock.

The flowers and the rain boots are fussy cut!

I stamped several of the flower images in Tuxedo Black on Whisper White, and the rain boots on a piece of Daffodil Delight paper in the Brights 6″ x 6″ DSP.  Then I fussy cut them all!

The flowers are colored with my Clear Wink of Stella brush, in Petal Pink, Cherry Cobbler, Pineapple Punch, Pear Pizzazz, and Pool Party.

With everything cut and ready to go – I created my focal art.

 

I adhered the boots and the handle with Liquid Glue.  Then I added two of the flower bunches with Liquid Glue over the handle.

Next, I popped the umbrella on with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  The last flower spray is adhered with a Mini Stampin’ Dimensional and Liquid Glue.

I finished off with a few Frosted drops from the Frosted & Clear Epoxy Droplets – and the card front was done!

On the inside, I added a second sentiment from Under My Umbrella in Pretty Peacock on a Very Vanilla panel.  Over the sentiment, I stamped the rain image a couple of times in stamped-off-once Pool Party ink.  Then I added some flowers in the corners in Tuxedo Black, coloring them as I’d done on the front of the card.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Pretty Peacock mat and into my Smoky Slate card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got more Under My Umbrella flowers on the front…

…and a little more of the Parisian Blossoms Specialty DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  This Under My Umbrella stamp set and bundled Umbrella Punch might be a bit of a fly-over bundle – but…don’t let it be!  It has such cool sentiments – perfectly matched to the umbrella, flowers and rain images.  And…PUNCH!!  Loves me some punches!  I hope you like and that you’ll consider this one for your Wish List!

TTFN

M

 

 

 

P.S. Speaking of catalogs – there’s still time to get on my mailing list for next week’s Big Send Out!  Just place a minimum $50 order before shipping and tax on my Online Store before 5 Dec – and…you’ll be there! 🙂


HOST CODE FOR 16 NOV – 30 NOV: AUXHZH7D

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


Gift Certificates Always Fit!

‘Tis the Season for giving Gift Certificates and…I’ve got you covered!  Give me a holler and we’ll get you started.  I’ll even send a catalog to your giftee!!


Big Sales From Stamp-N-Storage

Stamp-N-Storage is having some HUGE sales this week – and including FREE SHIPPING on orders over $100 in the continental US.  Find 15 – 20% savings all over the store!  Check my original post for all the deets! 🙂


Thirty-One Gifts Helping You Get Ready for the Holidays!


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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

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

Pretty Peacock:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (mats for card front and for inner liner)

Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper: 3 3/4″ x 5″ (card front)

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 3 3/4″ x 5″ (inner liner)

Whisper White Card Stock:  Fussy cut Under My Umbrella flowers

Soft Suede Card Stock: Punched umbrella handle

Brights 6″ x 6″ DSP:  Fussy cut Under My Umbrella boots

Parisian Blossoms Specialty DSP: Punched Under My Umbrella Umbrella; 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


So – do you guys decorate the day after Thanksgiving?  We usually do.

Or I always want to – sometimes my “want” and my “do” are at odds with each other.

But – one thing is fur sure…

It’s beginning to look a lot like a puppy Christmas!

I THINK his Dad might have let him peek – even after I told him not to…maybe he’ll forget what he saw by the 25th! 😉

TTFN

M

Categories: 2020 January - June Mini Catalog, 2020 Occasions Catalog Sneak Peek, 2020 Occasions Mini Catalog, Friendship | Tags: , , , | 10 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Let it Snow on Playful Penguins

Wow – what a weekend!  We had SUCH a good time at OnStage – I got to meet some of my team members for the very first time (I HOPE not the last!) and we had a wonderful day – followed by pizza and catalog looking and world-problem-solving in my room on Saturday night!

Speaking of catalogs – I can’t wait for you guys to get the new 2020 Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catty’s in your hot little hands!

Which…I’ll be able to start sending out to y’all around the 7th of December!  So…for my customers (you’ve ordered in the past year) and my Online Host Club members – you’re already on my mailing list! If that doesn’t describe you – and you don’t already have a demonstrator….be sure to get an order in soon thru my Online Store so that your ARE on my list!  And – that’ll also get you a “membership” in my Punkin’ Heads Rewards program!  Check THAT out right here!

But – for now, let’s not lose track of the awesome and wonderful goodies in the 2019 Holiday Catalog!  I used some of that wunnermus-ness today – the Playful Penguins stamp set and a little Let it Snow Specialty DSP.  Take a look-see:

The layout for this one is from this week’s CAS Colours & Sketches sketch challenge.

I started with a piece of Whisper White that I embossed in the Winter Knit 3D Embossing Folder and matted on Garden Green for the card front.

For the middle panel, I used a large Stitched Nested Label to cut a piece of Let It Snow Specialty DSP, that I adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I used my Stamparatus to stamp the two Playful Penguins in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on some Whisper White.  Then I fussy cut them and popped them onto the DSP panel with Liquid Glue.

I stamped the bow tie in Garden Green and fussy cut it to adhere to the lefthand penguin with Liquid Glue.

For the second penguin, I stamped the cap and scarf in Flirty Flamingo, fussy cut them and adhered them with Liquid Glue.

The sentiment, from Playful Penguins, is stamped on Whisper White in Garden Green and cut with a Stitched Rectangle Die.

I adhered the sentiment with Liquid Glue – added some Rhinestone Basic Jewels and the card front was done! 🙂

On the inside, I added a second Playful Penguins sentiment in Garden Green on a Whisper White panel.  At the bottom, I used Liquid Glue to adhere a Garden Green-matted strip of Let It Snow Specialty DSP.  A single Rhinestone by the sentiment finished if off.

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

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got a Tuxedo Black Playful Penguin peeking up from the corner…

…and a little more Let It Snow Specialty DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  These Playful Penguins, cavorting on Let It Snow Specialty DSP, just say winter wonder, don’t you think?  Not Christmas – just…winter and friendship!  I hope you like!

TTFN

M

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 16 NOV – 30 NOV: AUXHZH7D

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


GET IT NOW!!

I’ve had mine for a minute now – and I love it!  It cuts smooth and straight on a nice stable base!  You’re going to be happy to have it!  And just in time for all your Holiday crafting, too!  Go ahead – get it right here!


Pink Sky Bundles from Thirty One

There’s still time to get the awesome Pink Sky Bundles from Thirty-One Gifts! 🙂

Check out the fun new bundles!


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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:  

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

Garden Green Card Stock:  4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); (mat for inner liner strip)

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ Stitched Rectangle die cut (sentiment); fussy cut penguins and accessories

Let It Snow Specialty DSP:  3 3/4″ Stitched Nested Label die cut (DSP panel on front); envelope flap


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


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Finn Fan Fix


I got home on Sunday morning to my Finn boing-ing at the door.  Wiggler just a wiggling!  He NEEDs to be a SU demonstrator so he can GO to events.  I’m pretty sure he’d have a wonderful time! 🙂

We decided we needed to do a quick golf cart tour of the pasture to check the grass level for the girls – so off we went!

Me, Dad and the kid.

Farm work is never ending, but he’s up for the job!

Apparently it was just warm enough for him to deploy the cooling device… 😉

The girls were juuuusst curious enough to stop eating (yes – there is PLENTY of grass yet!) and casually check us out.

But not close enough to risk getting caught.  I mean – what if they wanted to RIDE us?!  Get ready to call the Pony-Police to report the abuse! LOL

And yes – those are the “Lingers” in “Stamps-N-Lingers”!  Short for “Haflingers”!  That’s Cerah on the right – she’s mom and is about 20.  Cady (short for Cadence), her daughter, is on the left and is 16-ish.  🙂

TTFN
M

Categories: 2019 Holiday Catalog, Christmas, Friendship | Tags: , , | 10 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Well Written Toile Christmas Cardinal and the Paper Trimmer is Coming!

Hey y’all – it’s Tuesday, which means we’re 2/5th of the way thru the week!  Whoo-hooo!

Hope you’re going to take advantage of….my Packaging Ordering Special and…(tomorrow!)…the Stampin’ Up! Stamp Set Sale! Get all the deets below.  🙂  And – there’s an exciting little sneak peek down below, too! 🙂

My card today has a Christmas-y feel, but it’s a congrats card!  I used the Toile Christmas bundle and Toile Tidings DSP – with some help from Well Written Dies and the Parcels & Petals stamp set.  Take a look-see:

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Categories: 2019 Holiday Catalog, Collage card, Congratulations, Friendship, Life Event, Ordering Special!, Special Promotions | Tags: , , , , , | 8 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Beautiful Friendship Cup of Christmas Cheer!

Happy Friday!  You made it!  Now the weekend-glorious-weekend stretches out ahead of us!  Whoo-hooo!

I’ve made a card today using some of the Holiday goodies for a non-holiday card.  I once again paired the Cup of Christmas bundle with some Annual Catalog sets – this time using Beautiful Friendship and Beautiful Promenade.  Take a look-see:

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Categories: 2019 Holiday Catalog, 2019-2020 Annual Catalog, Encouragement, Friendship, New Product, Ordering Special!, Special Promotions | Tags: , , , , , | 20 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Playful Penguins Side by Side

Happy Friday!  Hope you’ve got a fun weekend planned.  And REALLY hoping that the weather is getting a little cooler where you are!

For today, I’ve got a sweet little card that I think would be great for anyone on your card list!  It uses the very nice DistINKtive stamp set – Playful Penguins – plus a couple of Annual Catalog background stamps.  Take a look-see:

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Categories: 2019 Holiday Catalog, Any Occasion, Encouragement, Friendship, masculine, New Catalog Bundles, Ordering Special!, Special Bundles, Special Promotions | Tags: , , , , , | 10 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Gather Together a Monster Bash for the Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop

Good morning, y’all – welcome to another edition of Amy’s Inkin’ Krew team blog hop!  Each month we make projects centered around a theme – and this month our theme is Halloween Fun!  We can interpret that any way we want – so…be sure to check and see everyone’s projects – we’ve got a bunch of talented ladies hopping with us this month!

I decided to do a Fall-ish Halloween card – sort of “serious” and sort of “fun”.  So…I pulled out the Gather Together and Spooktacular Bash Bundles – plus some Monster Bash DSP.  Take a look-see:

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Categories: 2019 Holiday Catalog, Friendship, Halloween, Ordering Special!, Special Promotions | Tags: , , , , , , | 12 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Udderly Over the Moon!

Happy Tuesday, y’all!  Hope the week is going well – and that if you are – or are not – or might be – or might not be – maybe – possibly – in the path of Dorian…that you’re doing okay.  🙂

My card today is a quick and easy one – with some fun embossing using Shimmer Black Embossing Powder to create the cute image from the Over the Moon stamp set!  Take a look-see:

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Categories: 2019-2020 Annual Catalog, Any Occasion, Congratulations, Encouragement, Everyday, For You, Friendship, New Catalog Bundles, New Catalog Shares, Ordering Special!, Shares, Special Bundles | Tags: , , | 16 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Basketweave Friend Like You!

Good morning – welcome back to the work week!!  I hope it will fly as fast as I know the weekend went for you! 😉

Today is…NOT a sneak peek of the 2019 Holiday Catalog!

gasp!

Instead – I went back to a lovely little stamp set from the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog called Friend Like You, which I paired up with the Basket Weave 3D Embossing Folder.  Take a look-see:

The color scheme is from the Color Throwdown challenge.

I started by stamping the wavy pattern from the Friend Like You stamp set on a Crumb Cake panel.  I stamped it twice to get all the way across the panel – first in Balmy Blue and then, offset a little (down), in Granny Apple Green.  Then I embossed the panel in the Basket Weave 3D Embossing Folder.  I cut the panel down to size and matted it on Daffodil Delight for the card front.

On a piece of Whisper White, I stamped the leaves/stem image in Granny Apple Green.  Then I inked just the cattails (on a second stamp) in Balmy Blue and stamped it.  Finally, I inked the flowers in Daffodil Delight (same stamp) and finished the image.  This is a photopolymer set – so it’s fairly easy to ink specific parts of the stamp.

I added a couple of Balmy Blue dragonflies.

I used a Stitched Nested Label Die to cut the art then I popped it onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

On another piece of Whisper White, I stamped a Friend Like You sentiment in Balmy Blue and cut it out with the small, narrow Stitched Rectangles die.  I used Liquid Glue and a Stampin’ Dimensional to adhere the sentiment.

I finished off with a few Woven Threads Sequins (adhered with Liquid Glue) and a bow tied from Granny Apple Green 1/2″ Textured Weave Ribbon (adhered with a Glue Dot) and the card front was done.

On the inside, I added a second Friend Like You sentiment in Balmy Blue on a Whisper White panel.  Over the top, I stamped the leaves, flowers and dragonflies – just like I’d done on the front – but here I stamped the images off once before stamping it over the sentiment.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Daffodil Delight mat and into my Balmy Blue card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got the flowers, leaves and dragonflies (in full strength ink) on the front…

…and on the envelope flap!

Et Voila! I love this pretty, any occasion, Friend Like You stamp set – it’s perfect for sending a little note to a friend for any day!  I hope you like!

TTFN
M

 

 

 

P.S.  There’s still time to get 10% – SITE WIDE – at Stamp-N-Storage! This exclusive sale is ONLY thru the 20th.  Stamp-n-Storage won’t be promoting it – which means the only way folks can get this coupon is through their affiliates!  So…only friends of friends will know about it! 😉  Head over and check it out – be sure to enter coupon code FRIEND19!!


HOST CODE FOR 16 AUG – 31 AUG: 6TYGSRTF

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


Limited Time 2019 Holiday Catalog Special Bundles

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

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

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

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

HAPPY BUNDLING!


2019 Holiday Catalog Shares Are Open!

A catalog share gives you a chance to try a sample of all the new products in the catalog – and then you can see what you love and go back and purchase full packs of those goodies!

Try a little bit of the beautiful new Designer Series Papers, specialty papers and envelopes, plus fun embellishments with one of my Catalog Shares! I’ll place our Shares order first jump out of the box on 4 Sep 19 and use expedited shipping so I get it back fast!  Then I’ll get it all cut up, packaged and out the door quick as I can – likely early in the week of the 9th, if not quicker!

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

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

Shares are open to anyone – including demonstrators, so…get all the details about what’s being offered in each kind of share right here – and get signed up for YOURS! 🙂


Time to Redeem Your Bonus Days Coupons!

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

And here’s the fine print!

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

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


What’s The Best Bundle Going??

It’s the…

EXTRA EXTRA JOINING SPECIAL

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

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

 


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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:  

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

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

Crumb Cake Card Stock: 3 3/4″ x 5″ (card front)

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 3/4″ x 5″ (inner liner); 2″ x 3 5/8″ Stitched Nested Labels Die cut (art); 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ Stitched Rectangle (sentiment)


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


 

Just a dog…sitting with his toys…

WHAT??

What, Mom – WHAT?!?!  Never seen a dog sitting with his toys?

You and that camera.  Sheesh.

TTFN

M

 

Categories: 2019-2020 Annual Catalog, Any Occasion, Bonus Days, Everyday, Feminine, Friendship, Joining Special, New Catalog Bundles, New Catalog Shares, Recruiting Special, Shares | Tags: , , | 8 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Gather Together Harvest Hellos Sneak Peek for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

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

I figured to give you another 2019 Holiday Catalog sneak peek – using the wonderful Gather Together and Harvest Hellos bundles – plus some Come to Gather DSP – and make a collage card for Fall!  Take a look-see:

And…here’s our sketch for the challenge!

I started with a piece of Early Espresso card stock, folded to make a landscape card front – and, using the large leaf image from the Gather Together stamp set, I stamped the leaves across the front of the card base in Early Espresso ink.

Next up is a strip of Come to Gather DSP, matted on Mint Macaron, and adhered right to the card front with Liquid Glue.  A second design, also matted on Mint Macaron, was next.

I used the same DSP design that I made my strip from and cut a Stitched Shapes circle.

The leaves – all cut with the wonderful dies in the Gathered Leaves Die set – are cut (and embossed at the same time!) from Mint Macaron and Pretty Peacock card stocks.  I used my Stampin’ Spritzer to lightly mist the card stock before running it thru the die cutting machine.  Yes – I did one set without misting….liked it better with the water.  So… 😉  I lightly curled the leaves just using my fingers to roll them.

I pulled out the Harvest Hellos stamp set and stamped the large pumpkin in Early Espresso on Very Vanilla.  I colored it with my Dark So Saffron and Light and Dark Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Blends – then I punched it out with the bundled Apple Builder Punch.  I also punched a little stem from Early Espresso.

I used the sentiment from Harvest Hellos and stamped it on Very Vanilla in Pretty Peacock.  Over top is a small pumpkin from Gather Together, stamped in stamped-off-once Mint Macaron – then cut with the matching die from Gathered Leaves.

I built up the collage with Liquid Glue for the leaves and Stitched Shapes Circle – and Dimensionals for the pumpkins.  Before adhering the colored pumpkin, I added a few loops of Cajun Craze Linen Thread from the new Gather Together Ribbon Combo.

I added some Pumpkin Pie jewels from the Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels and the card front was done!

On the inside, I added a second sentiment from Harvest Hellos in Pretty Peacock on a Very Vanilla panel.  Over top is a stamped-off-once Mint Macaron pumpkin from Gather Together.  I added a few more of those pumpkins – full strength! – across the bottom.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Mint Macaron mat and into my Early Espresso card base and the card was done!

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got more Gather Together pumpkins on the front…

…and more of the Come To Gather DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  These two bundles – Harvest Hellos and Gather Together – just go together like peanut butter and jelly!  Having them both – plus the Come To Gather DSP – will give you a huge head start for all your Fall and Thanksgiving projects!  You’ll be able to get your hands on all of it come 4 September!  I hope you like!

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

Amy Koenders

Mary Deatherage – YOU ARE HERE!

Kristi Gray

Jaimie Babarczy

Sue Prather

Karen Finkle

Eva Dobilas

Have fun on the Hop!!

TTFN

M

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 1 AUG – 15 AUG: ZZFS3EFN

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


Time to Redeem Your Bonus Days Coupons!

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

And here’s the fine print!

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

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


EXTRA EXTRA JOINING SPECIAL

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

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

 


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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:  

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

Mint Card Stock:  3 1/8″ x 4 1/8″ (mat for DSP panel on front); 1 5/8″ x 5 1/2″ (mat for DSP strip on front); 4 1/4″ x 5″ (mat for inner liner); Gathered Leaves die cut leaves

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); Pumpkins on front – Gathered Leaves and Apple Builder Punch

Pretty Peacock Card Stock:  Gathered Leaves die cut leaves

Come To Gather DSP: 3″ x 4″ (DSP panel on front); 1 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ (DSP strip on front); envelope flap


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


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


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Stampin’ Up! Garden Goodness Perfect Day!

‘Sup, y’all!?  Hope your week is going well!  And that you’re redeeming those Bonus Days coupons!! 🙂

My card today uses a new-to-me set called Garden Goodness!  And I used it to make a summery card that would be a good one for a birthday – or any big day!  Back to school, maybe?  Take a look-see:

The layout for this one is from this week’s CAS(E) This Sketch challenge.

And I played along with the Word Week challenge at Just Us Girls!  Nothing at all says summer to me like sun-ripe tomatoes fresh off the vine!

I started with some Very Vanilla card stock that I embossed in the Basket Weave 3D Embossing Folder then cut down to size and matted on Mango Melody for the card front.

On a smaller piece of Vellum card stock, I stamped the cherry tomato vine twice in Old Olive. I also added the stem image twice.  Then I let them dry really well – okay, I gave them a little help with my Heat Tool on Low! 🙂

When all dry, I added tomatoes in Cherry Cobbler and Pumpkin Pie.

Again, when the vellum was dry, I used Glue Dots to adhere the panel to the card front – hiding them under the stamped images – and putting two very carefully in the bottom corners!

I wrapped a length of 3/16″ Braided Linen Trim twice around the panel, securing it in the back with Glue Dots.

I stamped some more stems and tomatoes on Very Vanilla and fussy cut them.  I also stamped the sentiment banner in Pumpkin Pie and added the sentiment in Old Olive – and fussy cut that as well.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the sentiment and the “bottom” tomato.  Then I popped the other two tomatoes on with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Finally, I tied a bow with the 3/16″ Braided Linen Trim and adhered it with a dab of Liquid Glue – and the card front was done!

On the inside, I added a second sentiment from Garden Goodness in Old Olive to a Very Vanilla panel.  I also added Old Olive stems and Pumpkin Pie cherry tomatoes!

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Mango Melody mat and into my Thick Very Vanilla card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got more tomatoes…on the front…

…and on the envelope flap.

Et voila!  Summer = tomatoes.  Always – whether they’re on a vine outside your door or at your Farmer’s Market!  Garden Goodness, with it’s PERFECT tomato images brings those ripe goodies right to your projects!  I could hardly stop stamping them! 🙂  I hope you like!

TTFN
M

 

 

 

P.S.  Did you know that if you join Stampin’ Up! right now – you’ll get to pick $155 worth of Stampin’ Up! goodies – from the Annual catalog OR the 2019 Holiday Catalog?  That’s right – you could get $155 worth of Holiday Catalog and/or Annual Catalog goodness for just $99 – and it will ship for FREE!!  AND – SU! will also send you a $10 coupon to use in September!! 🙂  Give me a shout and find out how!


HOST CODE FOR 1 AUG – 15 AUG: ZZFS3EFN

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


2019 Holiday Catalog Shares Are Open!

A catalog share gives you a chance to try a sample of all the new products in the catalog – and then you can see what you love and go back and purchase full packs of those goodies!

Try a little bit of the beautiful new Designer Series Papers, specialty papers and envelopes, plus fun embellishments with one of my Catalog Shares! I’ll place our Shares order first jump out of the box on 4 Sep 19 and use expedited shipping so I get it back fast!  Then I’ll get it all cut up, packaged and out the door quick as I can – likely early in the week of the 9th, if not quicker!

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

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

Shares are open to anyone – including demonstrators, so…get all the details about what’s being offered in each kind of share right here – and get signed up for YOURS! 🙂


Do YOU Like to Pay Taxes on Your Goodies?!?

Me, neither!

If you love holidays—and don’t love taxes—we have some great news for you! Twelve U.S. states will have sales tax holidays for school supplies over the next several weeks. The dates for each state’s sales tax holiday will vary; the definition of “school supplies” will also vary from state to state. Fortunately, a selection of Stampin’ Up! products qualify as school supplies and will be tax-free during each state’s sales tax holiday period. (Sales tax holidays may not apply to additional county, city, and special jurisdiction taxes.)

If you live in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Mexico, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia or Wisconsin (whoo-hoo!) —click the picture below to see which products will be tax-free for each state !  HINT: Missouri and Texas -this weekend it’s YOUR turn!  Don’t miss out!

Important Note: Orders must be placed with Stampin’ Up! during the sales tax holiday period to receive these select items tax free; each period begins—and ends—at midnight (Mountain Time).


Time to Redeem Your Bonus Days Coupons!

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

And here’s the fine print!

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

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


August Paper Pumpkin – Gift of Fall and the Add-On Bundle

The August Paper Pumpkin is a Fall-themed kit which will let you create 6 Fall-themed Gift Bags and 12 Gift-Tags.  Which is AWESOME!  But – Paper Pumpkin subscribers can ALSO pick up the Gift of Fall Add On Bundle.  With 24 note-card sized bases in 2 different designs and coordinating envelopes, you’ll be able to create cards from the supplies in the kit!  Get all the info right here – and get signed up for Paper Pumpkin today! Or…at least before the 10th so that you’ll get this awesome Fall kit!  And don’t forget that add-on bundle!


EXTRA EXTRA JOINING SPECIAL

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

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

 


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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:  

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

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

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 3 3/4″ x 5″ (card front and inner liner); fussy cut tomatoes, stems and sentiment

Vellum Card Stock: 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″ (art panel on 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


This happened the other evening.

 

She hoped no one saw her rubbing on The Dog.

I did I did!!  AND I took your picture!  So….nyah!

TTFN

M

 

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