Friendship

Stampin’ Up! Heart Happiness Petal Palette

Mornin’, y’all!  Hope you’ve got a good weekend ahead of you!  Ours is a little mundane – but there’s goodness in mundane, isn’t there?  Call it routine, call it a rut – or call it…just life!  It’s a good thing to have and that’s what we’re going to have some of this weekend – just life!  Here’s hoping the same for you!

My card for today would be perfect to send to your best friend, your Mom, your sister – pretty much anyone that you’re grateful is in your life.  It uses the so-pretty Heart Happiness stamp set and a sentiment (plus a few other goodies) from the Petal Palette bundle.  Take a look-see:

I used a sketch, color and inspiration photo challenge to help me with this one.  The first, a sketch challenge from the Freshly Made Sketches, lent a hand with the layout.

And for the colors, check out the Color Throwdown this week.

And – I selected the heart shape and image thanks to the inspiration photo from the Hand Stamped Sentiments challenge.

I started with a Crumb Cake panel and, with Crumb Cake ink, stamped two of the small Heart Happiness stamp set images all over the panel. 

On a piece of scrap Whisper White, I stamped the flower-laden heart from Heart Happiness in Crumb Cake.  Then I used my Light and Dark Pool Party and Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends to color the image.  I cut it with a handy die from the Sweet & Sassy Framelits.

The second heart was cut with another die from the Sweet & Sassy Framelits from Pool Party card stock, then embossed in the flowery folder in the Petal Pair TIEF set.  I adhered it to the stamped Crumb Cake panel and used my Stampin’ Trimmer to trim off a little bit of the edge. 

Then I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Pool Party mat and wrapped a piece of Pool Party 3/8″ Shimmer Ribbon around it, securing it in the back with Fast Fuse.  Over that, I popped the flowered-y heart with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

For my sentiment, I chose one from the Petal Palette stamp set and stamped it in Crumb Cake on Whisper White.  Then I cut it out with the banner die from the Bunch of Banners Framelits.  

Using the geometric die in the Petals & More Thinlits, I cut a piece from Crumb Cake and one from Pool Party and adhered them together with a little Liquid Glue.  Over the stack, I added the sentiment banner with Liquid Glue.  Around one end I wrapped some Linen Thread, tieing it off in a simple knot.  I used some Liquid Glue and a couple of Stampin’ Dimensionals to add the whole thing to the card front.

I added one little Linen Thread bow and the card front was done!

On the inside, I layered three pieces of card stock – a Pool Party and Crumb Cake mat created the first two layers.  On the Crumb Cake, I added more of the Heart Happiness images in Crumb Cake around the edges.  Then I used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to stamp a second sentiment from Petal Palette in Crumb Cake on a Whisper White panel.  I added another of the little flowers – coloring it with my Stampin’ Blends.

I Fast Fuse’d the whole thing into my Whisper White card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more of the small Heart Happiness images across the front – colored with my Pool Party and Crumb Cake Stampin’ Write Markers (to avoid the bleed-thru of the Blends!)…

…and I added the large flower-filled heart to the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I love this color scheme – especially for the Heart Happiness images – I really think it’s quite lovely!  I also really like the sentiments from the Petal Palette stamp set and they go so well with the Heart Happiness!  Hope you like!

TTFN

Mary

P.S Calling all crafters…calling all crafters…the Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew is growing!  Come on and join the fun, won’t you?  Start with a Starter Kit (says the Department of Redundancy Department!) and then keep cashing in with TWO extra free stamp sets and build yourself the ultimate bundle.  And unlock the key to 20% off EVERYTHING!! 🙂


HOST CODE FOR 16 JAN – 31 JAN: DXQNA92T

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 or the 2017 Holiday Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


Get in on the Ultimate Bundle!

What if you could get anything you wanted – from the Annual Catalog, the Occasions catalog, the Clearance rack?  And what if you could get it with like…a 45% savings?  And – what if, after you bought that Ultimate Bundle, you could THEN get 20-25% off Every.  Single.  Thing.

I think you’d be pulling out that credit card!

I am, of course, talking about the Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit!  It truly is the Ultimate Bundle.  

ESPECIALLY right now during Sale–A-Bration.  

Let’s look at some facts.

  • You spend $99 – and you pick any products you want (the products you pick are 100% up to you!) for a value of $125.
  • Because it’s Sale-A-Bration, you ALSO get ANY two stamp sets…FREE.  So…if you picked…say…the Letters For You stamp set and the Wood mount Flourishing Phrases – that’s another $99 worth of free goodness!
  • Every order thereafter…you save 20%.  On everything.  And, play your cards right (see what I did there?) you can parlay that to a 25% discount.
  • There’s no obligation to sell.  Advertise.  Blog.  Do workshops.  Attend events.  Do craft shows.  Nothing!
  • If you meet your quarterly quota – you remain a demonstrator.  And keep saving that money!
  • If you don’t?  Well…you go on your merry way with about $225 worth of goodies tucked in your craft stash. No commitment – no penalty!
  • Joining the Critters-N-Creating Krew team is easy – and we are building a great little community of folks who love to stamp and create!  We have a fun and exclusive FB page that we share with the Amy’s Inkin’ Krew.  We chat and share our projects there.  We also have monthly virtual team meetings and quarterly meetings where those of us in the area all get together to have lunch and make fun projects! 
  • Our team is a mix of folks who joined to get the discount (Hobby Demos) and those who are pursuing a business! So whatever YOUR goal is – you’re most welcome!
  • You’ll be joining a super company that’s been around for 30 years! Yep – 2018 is our 30th Anniversary and there’s big happenings in store throughout the year – what a great time to get in on the fun!
  • Joining is easy to do – just click here and head on over the Online application!  And – if you have any questions while you’re there – or before you go! – drop me a note at stamps-n-lingers@comcast.net!

Sale-A-Bration is a pretty big deal, y’all!  Check out all the information over on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page!


Stamps-N-Lingers 2018 Occasions Catalog Special Bundle Sale!



Check out all my special bundles at my Stamps-N-Lingers 2018 Occasions Catalog Bundles page and fill out the form you’ll find there.  There are descriptions of each bundle as well as pictures!  


Do you love free stuff? We thought so, cuz…hello?  Free!!

So, let me let you in on a little-known fact: You can earn Sale-A-Bration rewards when you purchase a 3-, 6-, or 12- month prepaid Paper Pumpkin subscription.  In fact, purchasing prepaids may be the best and easiest way to earn free Sale-A-Bration products—especially if you’re new to papercrafting and find the catalog a little intimidating!

Here’s the deets:


Ready to get started?  Click right here and you’ll be on your way!

Hope you know what you want for your Sale-A-Bration Freebie! 🙂

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


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Whisper White Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); 3 3/8″ x 4 5/8″ (inner liner); Heart Happiness heart on front

Pool Party Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); Sweet & Sassy Framelits die cut heart; Petals & More Thinlits die cut

Crumb Cake Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and mat for inner liner); Petals & More Thinlits die cut

 


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


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  

Folks – today I have a glamour shot for you of the Man.

Ready?

Hold on to yer horses, cuz he’s giving it all he’s got!

Smile for the camera!

A man and his my dog – it’s a beautiful thing!

TTFN

M

 

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Stampin’ Up! Sliding Barn Door Card

‘Sup, y’all?  Having a good weekend?  I hope so!

If you were able to join me last night on my FB Live video – thanks for spending part of your long weekend with me!  I surely do appreciate it!  If not, but you’d like to watch the replay, here ’tis on YouTube!

One of the fun new bundles in the 2018 Occasions catalog also has a very high “cool” factor, and that’s the Barn Door stamp set bundled with the Sliding Door Framelits.  I used that bundle to create a fun and cool card that could be used for almost any card-sending need.  Take a look-see:

So -the details on how to make this card are really all in the video, so – do check it out!

I made this as a “postcard” style card – with just the sliding barn door front and a decorated panel on the back for writing a message.

All the sentiments are on the front – the first is visible when your recipient pulls the card from the envelope…

And then they can slide the barn door to the left to see what would (normally) be the inside sentiment!

I made the front panel with the Simple Stripes TIEF and used the debossed side up – channeling JoAnna Gaines with some shiplap siding!  

All the “hardware” is cut with the various little dies in the Sliding Door Framelits and adhered with Liquid Glue.  Just to be clear – the “rollers” on the top of the door are purely decorative.  All the rolling work is done with 1/2″ Circle punch shapes and Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Again – check out the video! 🙂

On the flip side, I Fast Fuse’d a Whisper White panel to a Whisper White mat and stamped the pretty little wreath and flowers from the Barn Door set.  I colored the stamp with my Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight and Bermuda Bay Stampin’ Write Markers.

The base of the card is a simple piece of Basic Black and I Fast Fuse’d the front and back to it to create a “post card”!

My Whisper White Medium envelope got a repeat of the Barn Door wreath on the front…

…and on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  One day I hope to have lovely white shiplap and a sliding barn door for “reals” in a house, but until then…Stampin’ Up! let’s me create them with card stock and ink using the Barn Door bundle.  And you can, too!  Also, although I used the pretty sentiments from the stamp set on this card – think of all the sentiment combinations you could use with this design!  🙂  Hope you like!

TTFN

Mary

P.S Have you thought about joining Stampin’ Up!?  Well – this is a great time – and I’d love to have you on my team! Check out The Ultimate Bundle down below.  And…come on and join the fun! 🙂


HOST CODE FOR 1 JAN – 15 JAN: QGAJHYYU

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 or the 2017 Holiday Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


Get in on the Ultimate Bundle!

What if you could get anything you wanted – from the Annual Catalog, the Occasions catalog, the Clearance rack?  And what if you could get it with like…a 45% savings?  And – what if, after you bought that Ultimate Bundle, you could THEN get 20-25% off Every.  Single.  Thing.

I think you’d be pulling out that credit card!

I am, of course, talking about the Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit!  It truly is the Ultimate Bundle.  

ESPECIALLY right now during Sale–A-Bration.  

Let’s look at some facts.

  • You spend $99 – and you pick any products you want (the products you pick are 100% up to you!) for a value of $125.
  • Because it’s Sale-A-Bration, you ALSO get ANY two stamp sets…FREE.  So…if you picked…say…the Letters For You stamp set and the Wood mount Flourishing Phrases – that’s another $99 worth of free goodness!
  • Every order thereafter…you save 20%.  On everything.  And, play your cards right (see what I did there?) you can parlay that to a 25% discount.
  • There’s no obligation to sell.  Advertise.  Blog.  Do workshops.  Attend events.  Do craft shows.  Nothing!
  • If you meet your quarterly quota – you remain a demonstrator.  And keep saving that money!
  • If you don’t?  Well…you go on your merry way with about $225 worth of goodies tucked in your craft stash. No commitment – no penalty!
  • Joining the Critters-N-Creating Krew team is easy – and we are building a great little community of folks who love to stamp and create!  We have a fun and exclusive FB page that we share with the Amy’s Inkin’ Krew.  We chat and share our projects there.  We also have monthly virtual team meetings and quarterly meetings where those of us in the area all get together to have lunch and make fun projects! 
  • Our team is a mix of folks who joined to get the discount (Hobby Demos) and those who are pursuing a business! So whatever YOUR goal is – you’re most welcome!
  • You’ll be joining a super company that’s been around for 30 years! Yep – 2018 is our 30th Anniversary and there’s big happenings in store throughout the year – what a great time to get in on the fun!
  • Joining is easy to do – just click here and head on over the Online application!  And – if you have any questions while you’re there – or before you go! – drop me a note at stamps-n-lingers@comcast.net!

Sale-A-Bration is a pretty big deal, y’all!  Check out all the information over on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page!


Stamps-N-Lingers 2018 Occasions Catalog Special Bundle Sale!



Check out all my special bundles at my Stamps-N-Lingers 2018 Occasions Catalog Bundles page and fill out the form you’ll find there.  There are descriptions of each bundle as well as pictures!  


Do you love free stuff? We thought so, cuz…hello?  Free!!

So, let me let you in on a little-known fact: You can earn Sale-A-Bration rewards when you purchase a 3-, 6-, or 12- month prepaid Paper Pumpkin subscription.  In fact, purchasing prepaids may be the best and easiest way to earn free Sale-A-Bration products—especially if you’re new to papercrafting and find the catalog a little intimidating!

Here’s the deets:


Ready to get started?  Click right here and you’ll be on your way!

Hope you know what you want for your Sale-A-Bration Freebie! 🙂

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


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Basic Black Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ (card base); Sliding Door Framelits die cuts

Whisper White Card Stock: 4 1/8″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for back); 2 3/8″ x 3 3/4″ (sentiment panel); Sliding Door die cuts

Thick Whisper White Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and back)


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  

I don’t think I need to even write much on this FFF.  

Let’s have pictures do most of the talking, shall we?

So…this happened on Sunday morning (and is actually 3 degrees warmer than when I went out the first time)…

This is my response…

Definitely me and not the terrorist that it looks like.  Please note I can barely see – the face mask clouds my glasses with every breath.  Freeze the face or be able to see.  The struggle is real.

Here’s the Man’s response…

Just a pleasantly brisk morning to enjoy sleeping on the golf cart.  And no – I do NOT want to come in, thank you.

😉

TTFN

M

 

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Stampin’ Up! Tutti-Frutti Basket of Pears Valentine

Mornin’, y’all!  It’s Saturday – and a three-day weekend, at that!  Whoo-hoo!  Hope you’ve got something fun planned – and that the weather wherever you are is conducive to whatever you have planned!  Ours is rainy – wet – and getting cold again.  So…yeah!?

My card for today is a fun little Valentine for a friend.  Remember when Valentine’s were for friends – not just boyfriends, spouses, significant others?  Well – here’s a blast from the past.  A punny little Valentine for a friend, using the cute Fruit Basket Bundle!  Take a look-see:

The layout for this one hails from the sketch challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

This card started with one of the fun (and FREE!) Tutti Frutti Notecards and Envelopes from the 2018 Sale-A-Bration flyer!  I used a couple different designs from the Tutti Frutti DSP Stack and matted one square on Lemon Lime Twist card stock and then Fast Fuse’d it to the front of the Tutti Frutti Notecard.  The second design, I cut into a strip and then punched both ends in the Triple Banner Punch.

I did the same to a piece of Lemon Lime Twist card stock, then used Liquid Glue to adhere the two pieces together and then to the card front.  I wrapped a length of new Lemon Lime Twist 3/8″ Mini Striped Ribbon around the whole card front – adhering it with some Fast Fuse under where my art panel would be.

My art piece started with a square of Whisper White card stock.  I stamped the two-step basket from the Fruit Basket stamp set – the first (solid) image in Crumb Cake and then the “ribs” in Soft Suede.  Then I added the little handle image in Soft Suede.

I stamped a second basket on a scrap of Whisper White and fussy cut it.  With my Bone Folder, I gently rolled my fussy cut basket and used Liquid Glue at the bottom and a couple of Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals on each of the top corners and adhered it over the stamped basket.  

For the sentiment, I stamped the two Fruit Basket words in Real Red under the basket.  I also added some faux stitches with my Soft Suede Stampin’ Write Marker, and adhered the square to a scalloped Lemon Lime Twist square that I’d cut with a Squares Layering Framelit die.  Then I popped it on with some Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I stamped a bunch of pears from the Fruit Basket set in Pear Pizzazz on Lemon Lime Twist card stock and cut them all out with the matching punch in the Itty Bitty Fruit Punch Pack.  Then I stuffed them – and a few Real Red heart Enamel Shapes – using some Liquid Glue and Mini Stampin’ DImensionals – into the fruit basket!

The final thing was to add a few Tutti Frutti Adhesive-Backed Sequins and the card front was done!

On the inside, I added a second sentiment from Fruit Basket in Real Red to a Whisper White panel.  Then I added a couple of Pear Pizzazz pears and some Tutti Frutti Washi Tape.  Of course, I had to add some more Soft Suede faux stitches, too!

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Lemon Lime Twist mat and into the Tutti Frutti Notecard and the card was done!

On my already decorated Envelope (bonus!!) I just added a couple of Pear Pizzazz pears on the front…

…and didn’t have to do a darned thing to the envelope flap – Stampin’ Up! did it for me! 🙂

Et Voila!  Tutti Frutti fun Valentine for your BFF!  I hope you like!

And – you can still get a great deal on the Tutti Frutti bundle in my 2018 Occasions Special Bundles!  Check it out right here – and, when you purchase the bundle, pick the Tutti-Frutti Notecards and Envelopes as your Free Sale-A-Bration goody and you’ll be on your way!!

TTFN

Mary  


HOST CODE FOR 1 JAN – 15 JAN: QGAJHYYU

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 or the 2017 Holiday Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


Do you love free stuff? We thought so, cuz…hello?  Free!!

So, let me let you in on a little-known fact: You can earn Sale-A-Bration rewards when you purchase a 3-, 6-, or 12- month prepaid Paper Pumpkin subscription.  In fact, purchasing prepaids may be the best and easiest way to earn free Sale-A-Bration products—especially if you’re new to papercrafting and find the catalog a little intimidating!

Here’s the deets:


Ready to get started?  Click right here and you’ll be on your way!

Hope you know what you want for your Sale-A-Bration Freebie! 🙂

Stamps-N-Lingers 2018 Occasions Catalog Special Bundle Sale!

As has become my tradition, I’ve gathered up some goodies from the new Suites in the 2018 Occasions Catalog that coordinate perfectly with each other and will get you well on the way to making great cards and projects!  

Consider me your own Personal Shopper – but… I’m giving you about a 15% savings on each bundle over the price you’d pay if you bought the goodies on your own.  All the bundles include FREE Shipping and will come directly to you.

As a bonus –  you’ll get a free gift from me when you order!!  Or two free gifts…read on to see what I mean… and I’m also letting you cash in on Sale-a-Bration FREEBIES!

Check out the bundles I’ve put together for you this time!

Picture Perfect Birthday Suite Bundle (Photopolymer)
Sweet Soiree – You can select Wood or Clear
Painted With Love – Wood or Clear
Petal Passion  – Wood or Clear
Brusho Starter Kit – Wood or Clear
Tutti-Frutti (Photopolymer) 
Myths & Magic – Wood or Clear
True Gentleman – Wood or Clear

BONUS TIME!!

I’ll also add in a pack of the new Whisper White Narrow Note Cards and Envelopes (they’re on page 19 of the Occasions Catalog) when you place an order for one of these bundles.  

Order multiple bundles at the same time…and I’ll throw in a pack of the new Glitter & Clear Epoxy Shapes (page 33)!  🙂

So – if these look good to you, head over to my Stamps-N-Lingers 2018 Occasions Catalog Bundles page and fill out the form you’ll find there.  There are also pictures of the bundles!  

And – since it’s Sale-A-Bration time – I’m going to let you reap those benefits, too!  After each bundle you’ll see noted the number of SAB items that will come with that bundle (Level 1 and/or Level 2) – so please type which ones you’d like into the box in the order form!  If I have any questions, I’ll drop you an e-mail!

I’ll send you a PayPal invoice as soon as you order.  Then, on 3 Jan,  I’ll get them ordered and right on the way to you!  Please note: these offers are available to anyone – but I can only ship to addresses in the United States. 🙂


WHAT IS SALE-A-BRATION?

Sale-a-bration is the biggest Stampin’ Up! sale of the year! You can earn free, exclusive products with every qualifying order. You can reap the rewards when you shop, host, or join during Sale-A-Bration!  There are lots of good deals to be had when you SHOP and when you HOST and – when you JOIN!!!   Folks – this is absolutely the best time of year to do all these things – but…JOINING is the best way to get the most for your money!!

Check out all the information over on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page!


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


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Tutti Frutti Notecard and Envelope (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″);

Lemon Lime Twist Card Stock:2 7/8″ x 3 3/8″ (mat for DSP rectangle on front); 1 5/8″ x 5 1/4″ (mat under DSP banner); 2 1/4″ scalloped square (mat for sentiment square); 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for inner liner)

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

Tutti Frutti DSP Stack: 2 3/4″ x 3 1/4″ (DSP rectangle); 1 1/2″ x 4 7/8″ (banner)  

Pear Pizzazz Card Stock:  Punched pears


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  

Friday was busy at our house! I worked all day. Our housekeeper came – which, of course, meant I had to clean the house first.

What’s up with that, anyway??

Hubby is working in NC.  

Vet came and injected the old horse’s knee – poor old guy!  Although he didn’t appear to find it as awful as us humans do for the same procedure.

Finn was a gentleman!  He did, with “respectful enthusiasm” (the words of the vet tech, not mine!), greet them when they arrived and made sure they had everything they needed!

Once everyone was gone, we headed up to close the gate.  Naturally, it was raining.

Again.

Still?

Finn has no qualms with the rain.  Or the mud.

HE doesn’t care if his feathers, skirt and pantaloons are totally soaked and muddy – in fact, I think he kind of likes it!

HE doesn’t even care if I towel him off (AGAIN!) when we get back in the house.  

Cuz…HE doesn’t pay the housekeeper! 🙂

TTFN

M

 

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Stampin’ Up! Friendship’s Sweetest Thoughts

Mornin’, y’all!  Well, we did it!  It’s FRIDAY!  And – for me, at least – it’s the Friday before three entire days off.

No phone calls from work.  No e-mails from work.  No…nothing from work!  Whoo-hooo!

Today’s card uses another previously un-inked stamp set for me – called Friendship’s Sweetest Thoughts.  I paired it with the Petal Pair TIEF and…take a look-see:

I used the sketch challenge from this week’s MFT Card Challenge for my layout.

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And many of the elements were inspired by this week’s Card Concept photo challenge.

I started with a Thick Very Vanilla card base and dry embossed one side of the front in the Petal Pair TIEF.

The art panel is a piece of Very Vanilla and I stamped the flower cart image from Friendship’s Sweetest Thoughts set in Basic Gray Archival Ink.  I colored the flowers with my Pink Pirouette Stampin’ Write Marker and the leaves with my Pool Party and Smoky Slate Markers.  I finished off each of the flowers with a Pearl Basic Jewel.

I used my Light and Dark Pool Party and Pink Pirouette Stampin’ Blends to color the cart’s canopy.  And my Smoky Slate Marker for the swag border.

The little bird is Pool Party and his heart is Pink Pirouette!

I embossed a Pink Pirouette panel in the Layered Leaves Dynamic TIEF and then Fast Fuse’d the art panel to it.  Then I popped the whole thing onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I tied a bow from some Very Vanilla 1/2″ Vintage Lace – leaving extra long tails.  I used a Glue Dot to adhere the bow in the corner and then used several more Glue Dots to adhere the tails in waves.

My sentiment, from Friendship’s Sweetest Thoughts, is stamped in Basic Gray Archival Ink on a strip of Very Vanilla.  I snipped a banner end with my Paper Snips, edged it with my Pink Pirouette Stampin’ Write Marker, then I adhered it with Liquid Glue.  And that was it for the card front!

On the inside, I added the absolutely adorable branch from Friendship’s Sweetest Thoughts in Basic Gray on a Very Vanilla panel.  Y’all – this is my newest favorite image!  It’s just ridiculously perfect!  I used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to add the bird.  Then I colored the flowers and heart in Pink Pirouette and the bird in Pool Party.

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Pink Pirouette mat and into my Thick Very Vanilla card base and the card was done!

I repeated the branch and bird image on the front of my Very Vanilla Medium Envelope…

…and I embossed the envelope flap in the Petal Pair TIEF.

Et Voila!  This is such a great stamp set, you guys!  The art work is just perfect and the fonts in the so-lovely sentiments are gorgeous.  Get.  This.  Set!!  Hope you like!

TTFN

Mary  


HOST CODE FOR 1 JAN – 15 JAN: QGAJHYYU

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 or the 2017 Holiday Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


Do you love free stuff? We thought so, cuz…hello?  Free!!

So, let me let you in on a little-known fact: You can earn Sale-A-Bration rewards when you purchase a 3-, 6-, or 12- month prepaid Paper Pumpkin subscription.  In fact, purchasing prepaids may be the best and easiest way to earn free Sale-A-Bration products—especially if you’re new to papercrafting and find the catalog a little intimidating!

Here’s the deets:


Ready to get started?  Click right here and you’ll be on your way!

Hope you know what you want for your Sale-A-Bration Freebie! 🙂

Stamps-N-Lingers 2018 Occasions Catalog Special Bundle Sale!

As has become my tradition, I’ve gathered up some goodies from the new Suites in the 2018 Occasions Catalog that coordinate perfectly with each other and will get you well on the way to making great cards and projects!  

Consider me your own Personal Shopper – but… I’m giving you about a 15% savings on each bundle over the price you’d pay if you bought the goodies on your own.  All the bundles include FREE Shipping and will come directly to you.

As a bonus –  you’ll get a free gift from me when you order!!  Or two free gifts…read on to see what I mean… and I’m also letting you cash in on Sale-a-Bration FREEBIES!

Check out the bundles I’ve put together for you this time!

Picture Perfect Birthday Suite Bundle (Photopolymer)
Sweet Soiree – You can select Wood or Clear
Painted With Love – Wood or Clear
Petal Passion  – Wood or Clear
Brusho Starter Kit – Wood or Clear
Tutti-Frutti (Photopolymer) 
Myths & Magic – Wood or Clear
True Gentleman – Wood or Clear

BONUS TIME!!

I’ll also add in a pack of the new Whisper White Narrow Note Cards and Envelopes (they’re on page 19 of the Occasions Catalog) when you place an order for one of these bundles.  

Order multiple bundles at the same time…and I’ll throw in a pack of the new Glitter & Clear Epoxy Shapes (page 33)!  🙂

So – if these look good to you, head over to my Stamps-N-Lingers 2018 Occasions Catalog Bundles page and fill out the form you’ll find there.  There are also pictures of the bundles!  

And – since it’s Sale-A-Bration time – I’m going to let you reap those benefits, too!  After each bundle you’ll see noted the number of SAB items that will come with that bundle (Level 1 and/or Level 2) – so please type which ones you’d like into the box in the order form!  If I have any questions, I’ll drop you an e-mail!

I’ll send you a PayPal invoice as soon as you order.  Then, on 3 Jan,  I’ll get them ordered and right on the way to you!  Please note: these offers are available to anyone – but I can only ship to addresses in the United States. 🙂


WHAT IS SALE-A-BRATION?

Sale-a-bration is the biggest Stampin’ Up! sale of the year! You can earn free, exclusive products with every qualifying order. You can reap the rewards when you shop, host, or join during Sale-A-Bration!  There are lots of good deals to be had when you SHOP and when you HOST and – when you JOIN!!!   Folks – this is absolutely the best time of year to do all these things – but…JOINING is the best way to get the most for your money!!

Check out all the information over on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page!


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


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

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

Pink Pirouette Card Stock: 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″ (mat for card front); 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for inner liner)

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 3″ x 4 1/4″ (art panel); 5/8″ x 3 5/8″ (sentiment banner): 3 3/4″ x 5″ (inner liner)


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


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 – as I diet, I’m always intrigued by lower calorie foods that might “fool” me into thinking I wasn’t on a diet!

I recently discovered just such a food.

Halo Top Ice Cream!

Do you know it?

Their “hook” is the number of calories in an entire pint of their ice cream!  It’s like…not a ton!

Now -I’m not usually going to eat an entire pint of ice cream.

Usually.

BUT!  With the low calories, then a reasonable dose of ice cream isn’t going to break the calorie bank, right?

And, y’all?  

It’s.  GOOD!

I’ve had Chocolate Covered Banana and Salted Caramel.  Both quite tasty!

And – at least the Chocolate Covered Banana got the Aussie-Seal of Approval.

 

Eyebrow Deep.  That’s how you know it’s goooooooooodddd!!!

TTFN

M

 

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Stampin’ Up! Petals and Sunshine for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop



Happy Thursday, y’all – and welcome to another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!! It’s color week – so be sure to check out all the ladies’ projects when you’re done here, won’t you?  

Here’s our pretty color combination! 

Since I also needed a little help with the layout, I used the Freshly Made Sketches challenges for this week.

I decided to use some of the Petal Passion DSP and another elements from the Petal Passion Memories & More Card Pack, plus a pretty Gold Foil sentiment made with the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits.  Take a look-see:

I started with a piece of the black-and-white Petal Passion DSP and colored it with my Powder Pink ink pad.  I did that by holding the pad upside down and running the edge of it across the paper.  I just kept doing it until I had the amount of color I wanted.  Then I matted it on a Powder Pink panel.

I wrapped a length of Powder Pink 3/8″ Shimmery Ribbon around the panel, securing it in the back with scotch tape.  And then, in a departure from my normal order of things, I popped the card front onto the front of my Basic Black panel.

My flower is one of the sticker die cuts in the Petal Passion Memories & More Card Pack.  But, I didn’t want a sticker – so I stuck it on a piece of Powder Pink card stock and gave it a quick fussy cut.  Then I colored it with my Powered Pink Stampin’ Write Marker.

I used a couple of Glue Dots to secure a doubled-over length of the Powder Pink 3/8″ Shimmery Ribbon and then popped my flower over it all with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Then I brushed the flower with my Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush.

The final piece is a sentiment from the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits.  I cut it once from Gold Foil and twice from Powder Pink card stock, stacked them all up with Liquid Glue and then stuck it on the flower.  And that was it for the card front!

On the inside, I used another sticker from the Petal Passion Memories & More Card Pack, colored with the Powder Pink Marker and brushed with the Clear Wink on a piece of Whisper White card stock.

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Powder Pink mat and into my card base and the card was done!

I put one more flower sticker from the Card Pack on the front of my Whisper White Medium Envelope…

…and I colored a little more of the Petal Passion DSP with Powder Pink and put it on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Folks – don’t forget that there are all sorts of fun goodies in the Memories & More Card Packs – and this one, that coordinates with the Petal Passion suite, is no exception!  And…hey!  Not even one stamp got inky in the making of this card! 🙂  I 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 Kristi Gray’s 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!

Kristi Gray

Jaimie Babarczy

Have fun on the Hop!!

TTFN

Mary


HOST CODE FOR 1 JAN – 15 JAN: QGAJHYYU

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 or the 2017 Holiday Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


SALE-A-BRATION IS UNDERWAY!

Sale-A-Bration is the biggest event of the Stampin’ Up! year!  It’s the perfect time to SHOP – HOST – JOIN!!  Get more information right here on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions Page!


Do you love free stuff? We thought so, cuz…hello?  Free!!

So, let me let you in on a little-known fact: You can earn Sale-A-Bration rewards when you purchase a 3-, 6-, or 12- month prepaid Paper Pumpkin subscription.  In fact, purchasing prepaids may be the best and easiest way to earn free Sale-A-Bration products—especially if you’re new to papercrafting and find the catalog a little intimidating!

Here’s the deets:


Ready to get started?  Click right here and you’ll be on your way!

Hope you know what you want for your Sale-A-Bration Freebie! 🙂

Take the Red Box Challenge!!
Between Now and 31 Jan 18 at 11:59 PM (MT).


Happy New Year, everyone! The Paper Pumpkin team is especially excited for 2018, and we have two great reasons: (1) This year’s kits are amazing and (2) We’ve decided to kick off 2018 with a superfun giveaway!

We’re calling it the Red Box Challenge, and it’s easy to get in on the fun!

Simply put together a WOW project using an unused, past kit—or buy a past kit that you’ve had your eye on. Then share an image of your project on Facebook or Instagram with #redboxchallenge and you will be entered into a random drawing to win a Paper Pumpkin kit.

Now, we think all of our kits are wonderful and amazing–but our random drawing winners will receive the upcoming Paper Pumpkin fifth anniversary March kit. Think: Gorgeous and collectible. Everyone is going to want one. AND the winners will get it in their mailbox before anyone else. 

Sound fun? Check out the terms and conditions here, then start crafting your Red Box Challenge project today!

Note: Some project ideas will be selected from the entries and featured in Paper Pumpkin’s monthly newsletter and on our Facebook and Pinterest pages. Past alternative Paper Pumpkin projects you’ve created and posted on social media are not eligible for this contest.


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


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

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

Powder Pink Card Stock: 3 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ (mats for card front and for inner liner)

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ (inner liner)

Gold Foil:  Sunshine Wishes die cut sentiment

Petal Passion DSP: 3 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ (card front); envelope flap

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


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


No FFF’s on Blog Hop Days!

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Stampin’ Up! True Gentleman Hedgehugs

Good morning, y’all!  I think it’s Hawwmp day…right??  Which means it’s practically the weekend which means it’s practically a three-day weekend!  Thank you, thank you, Mr. King!  A friend of mine and I decided via e-mail yesterday that there’s a looooong time between holidays at this time of year, unless you get MLK day and President’s Day off.  So…hunker down, y’all – and get ready for some 5-day weeks!

My card for today uses the fun new set called Hedgehugs in the new catalog.  I paired it with some True Gentleman DSP and a few other little goodies.  Take a look-see:

The layout is from this week’s Global Design Project CASE the Designer challenge.

I started with some True Gentleman DSP and Fast Fuse’d it to a Night of Navy panel for the card front.  The smaller panel, which is Very Vanilla, I embossed in the Woodland TIEF, matted it on Night of Navy and Fast Fuse’d it to the card front.

I doubled a length of Night of Navy 1/2″ Gingham Ribbon and tied a piece of Linen Thread around the end – then used a Glue Dot to adhere it to the card front.

The little Hedgehugs image is stamped in Soft Suede on Very Vanilla card stock.  I used my Early Espresso Watercolor Pencil to lightly shade the hedeghog.  The flower is colored with my Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Write Marker.  Then I cut it out with the new Starburst Punch.

I used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to add the sentiment in Night of Navy to the bottom of the punched circle.

I punched two more Starburst circles – one in Gold Foil and one from Wood Textures DSP.  Then I pulled out my Leaf Punch and punched a Very Vanilla, Gold Foil and Wood Textures leaf.  I popped the Gold Foil Starburst circle onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Then I added the Wood Textures and Gold Foil Starburst punches and the leaves with Liquid Glue and Dimensionals.

 

Aaaand…then I remembered I’d meant to put some loops of Linen Thread under the art.  So…I looped a few loops, and sort of shoved them underneath the circles.  Then I shoved a couple of Glue Dots in there, too, to hold it all in place.

Don’t be like me.  Add the loops before you stick everything down.

Much.

Easier!

I finished it all off with a few heart shaped Gold Metallic Enamel Shapes and the card front was done!

On the inside, I used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to stamp a second Hedgehugs sentiment in Night of Navy in the middle of a Very Vanilla panel.  I used one of the flower images – coloring the stamp directly with my Daffodil Delight and Lemon Lime Twist Stampin’ Write Markers – and added it near the sentiment.

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Night of Navy 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 two more of the Hedgehugs flowers…yes.  I added the first one in the wrong corner.  I hope folks will just think I’m quirk-ily artistic! 😉

…and I added some more True Gentleman DSP to the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  How cute is this little Hedgehugs hog?  And the fonts of the sentiments are really good – I love them!  I hope this card persuades you to add Hedgehugs to your list of must-haves!  And – I hope you like! 🙂

TTFN

Mary  


HOST CODE FOR 1 JAN – 15 JAN: QGAJHYYU

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 or the 2017 Holiday Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


Do you love free stuff? We thought so, cuz…hello?  Free!!

So, let me let you in on a little-known fact: You can earn Sale-A-Bration rewards when you purchase a 3-, 6-, or 12- month prepaid Paper Pumpkin subscription.  In fact, purchasing prepaids may be the best and easiest way to earn free Sale-A-Bration products—especially if you’re new to papercrafting and find the catalog a little intimidating!

Here’s the deets:


Ready to get started?  Click right here and you’ll be on your way!

Hope you know what you want for your Sale-A-Bration Freebie! 🙂

Stamps-N-Lingers 2018 Occasions Catalog Special Bundle Sale!

As has become my tradition, I’ve gathered up some goodies from the new Suites in the 2018 Occasions Catalog that coordinate perfectly with each other and will get you well on the way to making great cards and projects!  

Consider me your own Personal Shopper – but… I’m giving you about a 15% savings on each bundle over the price you’d pay if you bought the goodies on your own.  All the bundles include FREE Shipping and will come directly to you.

As a bonus –  you’ll get a free gift from me when you order!!  Or two free gifts…read on to see what I mean… and I’m also letting you cash in on Sale-a-Bration FREEBIES!

Check out the bundles I’ve put together for you this time!

Picture Perfect Birthday Suite Bundle (Photopolymer)
Sweet Soiree – You can select Wood or Clear
Painted With Love – Wood or Clear
Petal Passion  – Wood or Clear
Brusho Starter Kit – Wood or Clear
Tutti-Frutti (Photopolymer) 
Myths & Magic – Wood or Clear
True Gentleman – Wood or Clear

BONUS TIME!!

I’ll also add in a pack of the new Whisper White Narrow Note Cards and Envelopes (they’re on page 19 of the Occasions Catalog) when you place an order for one of these bundles.  

Order multiple bundles at the same time…and I’ll throw in a pack of the new Glitter & Clear Epoxy Shapes (page 33)!  🙂

So – if these look good to you, head over to my Stamps-N-Lingers 2018 Occasions Catalog Bundles page and fill out the form you’ll find there.  There are also pictures of the bundles!  

And – since it’s Sale-A-Bration time – I’m going to let you reap those benefits, too!  After each bundle you’ll see noted the number of SAB items that will come with that bundle (Level 1 and/or Level 2) – so please type which ones you’d like into the box in the order form!  If I have any questions, I’ll drop you an e-mail!

I’ll send you a PayPal invoice as soon as you order.  Then, on 3 Jan,  I’ll get them ordered and right on the way to you!  Please note: these offers are available to anyone – but I can only ship to addresses in the United States. 🙂


WHAT IS SALE-A-BRATION?

Sale-a-bration is the biggest Stampin’ Up! sale of the year! You can earn free, exclusive products with every qualifying order. You can reap the rewards when you shop, host, or join during Sale-A-Bration!  There are lots of good deals to be had when you SHOP and when you HOST and – when you JOIN!!!   Folks – this is absolutely the best time of year to do all these things – but…JOINING is the best way to get the most for your money!!

Check out all the information over on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page!


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


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

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

Night of Navy Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2 3/4″ x 4″ (mat for front embossed panel)

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 2 5/8″ x 3 7/8″ (embossed front panel); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); Starburst punch; Leaf punch

True Gentleman DSP:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); envelope flap

Wood Textures DSP:  3 3/4″ x 5″ (card front)

Gold Foil:  Starburst and Leaf punches



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  

I don’t actually think these pics need any explanation.

You’re going to know right away…

Any questions?  Any confusion about the message?

Didn’t think so. 😉

TTFN

M

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Stampin’ Up! Snowy Waterfront Night

Good morning, y’all!  I’m sort of betting I didn’t win the Big Lottery last night, so this isn’t my farewell blog…

Not that I’d quit making cards or blogging if I won.  Nope.  I’d still be right here – OTHER things would go away! 😉

My card – speaking of – uses the wonderful new stamp set called Waterfront.  Once again, I let a sample in the 2018 Occasions catalog inspire me.  Take a look-see:

I played along with the Tic-Tac-Toe challenge – welcome back, y’all! – going across the top and on the diagonal from the bottom left…

I started with a Dapper Denim panel and stamped the wonderful perfect awesome Pine trees image (y’all – I have a new favorite!!) across the panel about mid-way down.  I stamped the image twice without re-inking several times, to create a forest.  Then I pulled out my Whisper White Craft Ink pad.  

I stamped the moon first and then started adding “snow” – this is a wonderful image in the Waterfront stamp set.  I also added drifts of snow across the bottom.  Once I had it as snowy as I wanted it to be, I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Whisper White mat and then to a Dapper Denim mat.

I used some Liquid Glue to adhere a few loops of Whisper White Solid Baker’s Twine to the card front in preparation for the rest of the elements.

I stamped the Waterfront sentiment in Whisper White Craft Ink on a piece of Dapper Denim and cut it out with a Stitched Shapes Framelit.  When it was dry, it was a little lighter than I wanted – so I traced the words with a non-Stampin’ Up! White Gel Pen.

I also cut a larger circle of Dapper Denim with a Stitched Shapes Framelits die, and stamped more of the Waterfront trees in Dapper Denim.

Finally, I cut a slightly larger scalloped circle in Whisper White and a snowflake from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits.  I adhered all the pieces together with Liquid Glue and popped it over the Baker’s Twine with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  A White Perfect Accents dot in the middle of the snowflake finished off the card front.

On the inside, I stamped the second sentiment from the Waterfront set in Dapper Denim on a Whisper White panel and added more of the trees across the bottom.

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Dapper Denim mat 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 more Dapper Denim Waterfront trees on the front…

…and then I added more snow – in Dapper Denim – across the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Y’all!!  Oh.  My.  Goodness!  This was a stamp set that instantly drew ooh’s, aah’s and a really unseemly number of whoo-hooo’s when it was introduced at OnStage.  And I guess you can see why!  I LOVE this set!!  And I hope you do, too – and are busily clicking on it in the product list below to get it for yourself!!

TTFN

Mary  

P.S.  Only a few more days to get your name in the pot for one of three uber-cool Blog Candy packages! Here’s the link…head over to see what’s up for grabs and what you need to do to be eligible!


HOST CODE FOR 1 JAN – 15 JAN: QGAJHYYU

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 or the 2017 Holiday Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


KICK OFF SALE-A-BRATION AND THE 2018 OCCASIONS CATALOG…

WITH

DOUBLE PEPPERMINT REWARD POINTS!

I’m offering Double Peppermint Reward Points for orders over $50 (before shipping and taxes) between today and the 10th of January!!  Don’t miss your chance to earn extra points towards a FREE $40 gift of your choice!  When you gather up 16 peppermints, you’ll be able to select any product (or products!) valued at $40 and I’ll ship it directly to you for free!  Normally, you earn one peppermint for each $25 you spend (before shipping and taxes).  During this special – you’ll get TWO for each $25 when you spend $50. 🙂  Of course – you’ll also be earning a Sale-A-Bration goody with each $50 you spend!!

Don’t forget to add the Host Code above if your order is under $150 to get your free thank you gift (orders over $150 automatically get the free thank you gift!).  For more information about my Peppermint Reward points (my buyer reward program), click here.  And – make your money go even further with my Special Bundles! 🙂


Stamps-N-Lingers 2018 Occasions Catalog Special Bundle Sale!

As has become my tradition, I’ve gathered up some goodies from the new Suites in the 2018 Occasions Catalog that coordinate perfectly with each other and will get you well on the way to making great cards and projects!  

Consider me your own Personal Shopper – but… I’m giving you about a 15% savings on each bundle over the price you’d pay if you bought the goodies on your own.  All the bundles include FREE Shipping and will come directly to you.

As a bonus –  you’ll get a free gift from me when you order!!  Or two free gifts…read on to see what I mean… and I’m also letting you cash in on Sale-a-Bration FREEBIES!

Check out the bundles I’ve put together for you this time!

Picture Perfect Birthday Suite Bundle (Photopolymer)
Sweet Soiree – You can select Wood or Clear
Painted With Love – Wood or Clear
Petal Passion  – Wood or Clear
Brusho Starter Kit – Wood or Clear
Tutti-Frutti (Photopolymer) 
Myths & Magic – Wood or Clear
True Gentleman – Wood or Clear

BONUS TIME!!

I’ll also add in a pack of the new Whisper White Narrow Note Cards and Envelopes (they’re on page 19 of the Occasions Catalog) when you place an order for one of these bundles.  

Order multiple bundles at the same time…and I’ll throw in a pack of the new Glitter & Clear Epoxy Shapes (page 33)!  🙂

So – if these look good to you, head over to my Stamps-N-Lingers 2018 Occasions Catalog Bundles page and fill out the form you’ll find there.  There are also pictures of the bundles!  

And – since it’s Sale-A-Bration time – I’m going to let you reap those benefits, too!  After each bundle you’ll see noted the number of SAB items that will come with that bundle (Level 1 and/or Level 2) – so please type which ones you’d like into the box in the order form!  If I have any questions, I’ll drop you an e-mail!

I’ll send you a PayPal invoice as soon as you order.  Then, on 3 Jan,  I’ll get them ordered and right on the way to you!  Please note: these offers are available to anyone – but I can only ship to addresses in the United States. 🙂


WHAT IS SALE-A-BRATION?

Sale-a-bration is the biggest Stampin’ Up! sale of the year! You can earn free, exclusive products with every qualifying order. You can reap the rewards when you shop, host, or join during Sale-A-Bration!

Sale-A-Bration Dates

  • Sales Period: January 3 – March 31, 2018
  • Watch for more Sale-a-bration exclusive items beginning on February 16!

If you don’t have your own copy of the Occasions Catalog or Sale-a-bration brochure – drop me a line here on my Contact Page and I’ll get a set in the mail to you ASAP!

SHOP!


For every $50 you spend on Stampin’ Up! merchandise (ANY merchandise including Annual Catalog items, Occasions Catalog items, online exclusives and even Clearance Rack merchandise!) during Sale-a-bration, you’ll receive a free Sale-A-Bration product.

Stampin’ Up! also has an exciting new announcement for this year: They have a new reward level, giving you more flexibility and options for you free items!

Check it out:

  • If you spend $50, you get one free level 1 product.
  • If you spend $100, you get one free level 2 product, OR, you can choose two level 1 items.
  • If you spend $150, you’ll have the option to choose three level 1 items or one level 1 item and one level 2 item.

HOST!


When you place a qualifying order or host a qualifying party with at least $250 in sales during Sale-A-Bration, you’ll earn $25 in additional Stampin’ Rewards! These rewards can used toward any regular Stampin’ Up! merchandise, the host exclusive stamp sets or can even be applied towards a Starter Kit, allowing you to join and become a demonstrator!

JOIN!


If you join as a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator during Sale-a-bration, you get to pick $125 in Stampin’ Up! merchandise in your starter kit for only $99 plus applicable taxes AND you get your choice of TWO additional stamp sets for your kit—any stamp set, any price (*excludes bundles and Sale-A-Bration sets). Plus, the kit ships for free!

If you’re interested in joining as a Demonstrator, we’d love to have you join our team! There’s no commitment and no penalty if you decide that being a Demonstrator isn’t right for you.  Why not give it a try?  We have a fun Facebook page where we chat a lot and we do virtual meetings monthly and in-person meetings quarterly. Drop me a note at stamps-n-lingers@comcast.net if you have any questions.


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT  


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

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

Dapper Denim Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner);  3 3/4″ x 5″ (card front); 1 3/8″ Stitched Shapes circle (sentiment circle); 1 7/8″ Stitched Shaper Circle (stamped circle on front)

Whisper White Card Stock:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (Mat for card front and inner liner); 1 3/8″ scalloped circle (on front); Seasonal Layers Thinlit die cut

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 3″ x 4 3/8″ (inner liner)

Color Theory DSP: 3″ x 4 3/8″ (sentiment panel)

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  

It’s been rather miserably cold here.  Now – admittedly, we have no snow (which you can decide if that’s a good thing or a bad thing – we kind of like not having snow!) – and we’re not in the middle of a “bomb cyclone”.  Who named it that anyway?!?

But – it’s cold.  And one of the consequences of the cold is frozen water troughs and buckets for the horses.  Which leads to lots of giant…ICE CUBES!  All over the place (from where we toss the ice out).   

Well.  The man loves him some ice cubes!  When we get ice out of the freezer in the house he hears it and comes running to get one.

Imagine…ice cubes from horse water! Just a little icky and oh-so-yummy to crunch and munch.

Or…toss around and play with…

Funny little man.

TTFN

M

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Stampin’ Up! Petal Passions Celebrate Memories for the Stamp Ink Paper #131

Hey, y’all!  Welcome to Tuesday and the first Stamp Ink Paper challenge of 2018!  I hope you’ll come and play along with us!

Our Stamp Ink Paper Challenge #131 this week involves a technique!  We’re Embossing!.

I ended up doing a couple of embossing techniques – Heat embossing and dry embossing with a Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  And I used the fun new Petal Passion suite of products – including the Petal Passion Memories and More Card Pack – and the Celebrate You Thinlits from the Sale-A-Bration flyer.  Take a look-see:

Coincidently – or…is it?!? 🙂 … you can buy all these Petal Passion goodies in one of my special 2018 Occasions Catalog Bundles – and, if you do, you’ll be able to get the Celebrate You Thinlits as your SAB goody!  Add a little card stock and ink and you’re ready to make this card! 🙂

Just sayin’….

So – I started with one of the larger cards in the Petal Passions Memories and More Card Pack and Fast Fuse’d it to a Basic Black mat for the card front.  The two middle panels are also from the Memories and More Card Pack – the bottom black one, I embossed in one of the Petal Pair TIEFs (you get two in the set) and then I adhered it on an angle to the card front with Liquid Glue.

Using the Sale-A-Bration Celebrate You Thinlits (available with a $100 purchase starting 3 Jan – that’s tomorrow!), I cut one sentiment from Silver Foil and the second from one of the chalkboard-y papers in the Memories and More Card Pack.  Then I adhered them to the Powder Pink card panel and popped that over the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

On yet another Powder Pink card in the Card Pack, I heat embossed the beautiful flower image from the Petal Palette stamp set in Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  Then I fussy cut it.

Don’t be scared.

Juuuuuuussssttttt breeeeaaaatttthhhhe….you’ll be done in no time!

I used some Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals and Liquid Glue to adhere my fussy cut flowers to the card front.

For the embellishment, I made a Billie Moan bow with the new Silver Baker’s Twine and adhered it with a Glue Dot.  Then I added two little branch embellishments from the Petal Passion Embellishments – sticking them into the Glue Dot.  Finally, over that, I stuck a little bow from the Whisper White 1/4″ Organza Ribbon with another Glue Dot.  And that was it for the card front!

On the inside, I stamped the dots image from Petal Palette in Powder Pink ink across the bottom of a Whisper White panel.  In the corner, I heat embossed three small flower images in Silver.  I colored a few Pearl Basic Jewels with my Dark Pink Pirouette Stampin’ Blend and added one to the center of each flower.  Then I used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to add a second Petal Palette sentiment in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.

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

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got some more Petal Palette dots in Powder Pink across the front…

…and on the envelope flap, I added some paper from the Petal Passion DSP and colored the flowers with my Light and Dark Pink Pirouette Stampin’ Blends.

Et Voila!  In the past, I’d always sort of relegated the Memories and More Card Packs to “scrapbooking” – but no more!  They’re filled with die cuts and printed acetates and gorgeous patterned cards that can really add a lot to all your card making.  Which is why I added it to my Petal Passion Special Bundle!  There’s method to my madness, y’all!!  This is such a beautiful suite of products – and the possibilities are….huge!  Hope you like!

TTFN

Mary  

P.S.  I’ve got THREE Blog Candy packages up for grabs this week!  You’ve got until next Monday to get entered to win.  Here’s the link…head over to see what’s up for grabs and what you need to do to be eligible!

P.S  The 2018 Occasions Catalog and Sale-A-Bration go LIVE tomorrow!!  Hope you’re ready!! 🙂


HOST CODE FOR 16 DEC – 15 JAN: QGAJHYYU

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 or the 2017 Holiday Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


Stamps-N-Lingers 2018 Occasions Catalog Special Bundle Sale!

As has become my tradition, I’ve gathered up some goodies from the new Suites in the 2018 Occasions Catalog that coordinate perfectly with each other and will get you well on the way to making great cards and projects!  

Consider me your own Personal Shopper – but… I’m giving you about a 15% savings on each bundle over the price you’d pay if you bought the goodies on your own.  All the bundles include FREE Shipping and will come directly to you.

As a bonus –  you’ll get a free gift from me when you order!!  Or two free gifts…read on to see what I mean… and I’m also letting you cash in on Sale-a-Bration FREEBIES!

Check out the bundles I’ve put together for you this time!

Picture Perfect Birthday Suite Bundle (Photopolymer)
Sweet Soiree – You can select Wood or Clear
Painted With Love – Wood or Clear
Petal Passion  – Wood or Clear
Brusho Starter Kit – Wood or Clear
Tutti-Frutti (Photopolymer) 
Myths & Magic – Wood or Clear
True Gentleman – Wood or Clear

BONUS TIME!!

I’ll also add in a pack of the new Whisper White Narrow Note Cards and Envelopes (they’re on page 19 of the Occasions Catalog) when you place an order for one of these bundles.  

Order multiple bundles at the same time…and I’ll throw in a pack of the new Glitter & Clear Epoxy Shapes (page 33)!  🙂

So – if these look good to you, head over to my Stamps-N-Lingers 2018 Occasions Catalog Bundles page and fill out the form you’ll find there.  There are also pictures of the bundles!  

And – since it’s Sale-A-Bration time – I’m going to let you reap those benefits, too!  After each bundle you’ll see noted the number of SAB items that will come with that bundle (Level 1 and/or Level 2) – so please type which ones you’d like into the box in the order form!  If I have any questions, I’ll drop you an e-mail!

I’ll send you a PayPal invoice as soon as you order.  Then, on 3 Jan,  I’ll get them ordered and right on the way to you!  Please note: these offers are available to anyone – but I can only ship to addresses in the United States. 🙂


Take the Red Box Challenge!!
Between Now and 31 Jan 18 at 11:59 PM (MT).


Happy New Year, everyone! The Paper Pumpkin team is especially excited for 2018, and we have two great reasons: (1) This year’s kits are amazing and (2) We’ve decided to kick off 2018 with a superfun giveaway!

We’re calling it the Red Box Challenge, and it’s easy to get in on the fun!

Simply put together a WOW project using an unused, past kit—or buy a past kit that you’ve had your eye on. Then share an image of your project on Facebook or Instagram with #redboxchallenge and you will be entered into a random drawing to win a Paper Pumpkin kit.

Now, we think all of our kits are wonderful and amazing–but our random drawing winners will receive the upcoming Paper Pumpkin fifth anniversary March kit. Think: Gorgeous and collectible. Everyone is going to want one. AND the winners will get it in their mailbox before anyone else. 

Sound fun? Check out the terms and conditions here, then start crafting your Red Box Challenge project today!

Note: Some project ideas will be selected from the entries and featured in Paper Pumpkin’s monthly newsletter and on our Facebook and Pinterest pages. Past alternative Paper Pumpkin projects you’ve created and posted on social media are not eligible for this contest.


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT 

Only one more day – tomorrow you can get all the 2018 Occasions and Sale-A-Bration goodies!! 🙂


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Powder Pink Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, scored and folded at 4 1/4″)

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

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

Silver Foil:  Celebrate You Thinlits die cut

Petal Passion DSP:  envelope flap

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


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  

Monday – the very first day of 2018 – was well-digger-lunch-bucket cold here in GA.

Not as cold as it is in Iowa.  Or…Michigan.  Or…New York.  But – check my Zip Code – I don’t live there! 😉

The result of it being well-digger-lunch-bucket cold is that I tend to spend the day inside.  I “suit up” – hoody/covers/insulated hoody/ear warmer/watch cap/ear-warmer-as-balaclava/gloves/mittens-over-gloves – to go out and feed.  That happens twice per feeding, so four times a day.  

The rest of the day – I pretty much want to be in the house.

Not so the Man.

HE apparently likes 20.  Degrees!

Also – he wants ME to come out into the deep-freeze and play.

I don’t.  So…he’s bored bored bored.  

Mom.  Mom.  Mom.  Mom.  Hug, Mom.  I need to tell you something, Mom!!!  MOM!!

Let’s do do do do DO something, Mom!!

Maybe we could go…outside??  It’s that way!

Let’s stop making cards and…go…out…side!!

Poor little ‘bused dog. 😉

TTFN

M

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Stampin’ Up! Hanging Garden Fun Fold for the Stamp Ink Paper #130

Hey, y’all!  Welcome to Tuesday and another fun challenge from Stamp Ink Paper!  

Our Stamp Ink Paper Challenge #130 this week is a theme challenge…Just Say No To Christmas!

I was glad to have a solid excuse to not do a Christmas card today – you know,  other than the obvious it’s-pretty-late-to-try-to-send-a-Christmas-Card reason! And it really opened the door for another 2018 Occasions Catalog Sneak Peek!

I picked the beautiful Hanging Garden stamp set for today’s fun-fold card.  And I paired it up with the True Gentleman DSP.  Take a look-see:

Looks pretty standard, doesn’t it?  Well – it’s hiding a little secret.  A secret that I saw on Lisa Curcio’s blog site.  It’s a double-front card – check what happens when you raise up the circle art panel… It’s a second card front!

There’s still more to reveal, so read on!

I rather loosely used the sketch challenge at Sunday Stamps to help me make my – double! – card front!

I started with a Very Vanilla card base – regular A2 size – and cut the front panel off at 2 7/8″ from the fold.  Card base #1!

Then I cut a second Very Vanilla card base at 3 7/8″ x 10 1/4″ and scored/folded it at 5 1/8″.   I Fast Fuse’d a Tranquil Tide card stock mat to the inside of the larger card base #1 and then Fast Fuse’d the back panel of the smaller card base #2 to that.

Did that even sort of make sense?

I matted a small rectangle of the True Gentleman DSP (avail 3 Jan) on a Tranquil Tide mat and then to the short front piece on the outer card.

My art piece is a Very Vanilla panel cut with the largest of the Stitched Shapes Framelits circle dies.  On that, I stamped one of the pretty hanging baskets from the Hanging Garden stamp set (avail 3 Jan) in Versamark.  I sprinkled it with Copper Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heat embossed it with my Heat Tool.

I used Tranquil Tide, Night of Navy and Crushed Curry Stampin’ Write Markers to color the basket and then stamped some Tranquil Tide butterflies (from Hanging Garden) around the basket.


I matted the circle on a Tranquil Tide scalloped circle cut with the Circles Layering Framelits and then popped it onto the short card front panel with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I added a few Rhinestone Basic Jewels and a tiny Linen Thread bow and the card front (the first one!) was done!

On the second card front, I added a length of 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon with some Liqud Glue.  Over that, I added a sentiment banenr – cut from Very Vanilla and stamped in Night of Navy with the sentiment from Hanging Garden.  The ends are snipped with my Paper Snips and I edged it with my Tranquil Tide Marker.  And that was it for card front #2!

On the inside – which is the inside of the inner card (card base #2 – LOL), I used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to stamp a second sentiment from Hanging Garden in Night of Navy.  I added another butterfly image in Tranquil Tide – and that was it!  The card-within-a-card was done!


My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got more Tranquil Tide Hanging Garden butterflies on the front…

…and some more of the True Gentleman DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Isn’t Hanging Garden a gorgeous stamp set!?  It’s got wonderful sentiments and beautiful images – winner winner!  I love the True Gentleman DSP, too – so subtle and quiet!  

And this is a fun – and easy! – fun fold that will surprise your recipients! Hope you like!

TTFN

Mary

 


HOST CODE FOR 16 DEC – 31 DEC: 4XMKUCKG

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 or the 2017 Holiday Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


Stampin’ Up! has added goodies and reduced prices…so head over to the Clearance Rack! where you’ll find savings up to 70% off!!  So – take a minute and stock up!  Merry Christmas to you!


Only a Couple Spots Left in My Next Online Host Club

Let me Know if You Want One of Them…


Sale-A-Bration is Coming and that’s a GREAT time to get Host Benefits!

Would you like to receive host benefits ? Would you like to build up your Stampin’ Up! tool chest a little at a time?  Well then – an Online Host Club might be the perfect solution for you!

My next club will start up on 3 Jan (coincidently with the arrival of the 2018 Occasions Catalog and the start of Sale-A-Bration!) and I have a few openings available.

How does it work?  Well – at a glance…

You sign up for a 6 month term and agree to:

  • Place a $25.00 minimum order each month
  • Place your order by the 20th of each month
  • Use the Host code I’ll provide in an email sent out at the beginning of each month

And what do you get in return?

  • Based on a random draw, you’ll be the “host” for one of the six months
  • In your month, you’ll be guaranteed a workshop total of $150 – meaning no less than $15 in Stampin’ Rewards for you to spend!
  • In your Host month, your order ships FREE!
  • When you place a host club order – which you’ll do each month – you’ll get DOUBLE peppermints for that order!  So – if all you did was place your $25 order for the six months, you’d end up with 12 Peppermints.  Most folks end up with all 16 (and then some) – and earn a free $40 gift!
  • At the end of the club, you’ll get to choose a free stamp set up to $20!
  • And – you get first dibs on the next Online Club!
  • FREE monthly tutorial with 4-5 projects – and access to all the past tutorials on my  website!
  • FREE catalogs during your membership term

Sound like something you’d be interested in? Let me know quick – spots are filling up fast!


2018 Occasions Catalog Shares are Now Open!

What are catalog shares, you ask?  They’re your chance to try a little bit of everything and see what you like the best from a new Stampin’ Up! catalog!  

I’ll place our Shares order first jump out of the box on 3 Jan 18 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 – hopefully during the week of 8 Jan!

We’ve got new Designer Series Papers, new ribbons and trims and all sorts of fun embellishments!  

Shares are open to anyone – including demonstrators, so…check it…

I’ve got a few options for you to pick from:  a New Designer Series Paper Share, a New Ribbons/Embellishments Share, and an I Want It All Share (this one gets a free extra bonus!!).  You can see everything included in each share type and find a handy sign-up sheet on my 2018 Occasions Catalog Shares page!


Do You Still Need an Occasions and Sale-A-Bration Catalog?! 

If you’re not a current customer of mine but would like to be, you can request your copies of the catalogs on my Contact page right here.  


The Great Year-End Sale Is Underway!

Get all the details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page – or go right to the Year End Sale goodies in my Online Store!


THE RESERVATION WINDOW IS OPEN!

 

This second reservation window will remain open from December 5–30 and SU! will take as many orders as they receive (yay!) and not close the window until December 30.

I’ve got all the information over on my Promotions page – including a super little video with lots of information on this wonderful new stamp placement tool.  Be sure to check it out – peruse the how-to-reserve-your-Stamparatus tutorial you’ll find there, and then get your reservation in before the 30th!!


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT 


The Hanging Garden stamp set and True Gentleman DSP will be available on 3 Jan!


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base #1, scored and folded at 5 1/2″ and cut at ); 3 7/8″ x 10 1/4″  (inner card base #2, scored and folded at 5 1/8″); 2 7/8″ Stitched Shapes Circle (art circle); 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ (sentiment banner)

Tranquil Tide Card Stock: 2 5/8″ x 4″ (mat for small True Gentleman DSP panel on front); 3 3/4″ x 5″ (mat for second card front); 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for back of card base #2); 3″ scalloped circle (mat for art circle)

True Gentleman DSP: 2 1/2″ x 3 7/8″ (front DSP panel); 3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″ (card front #2); 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  

We Hoo-mans are creatures of habit.

Finn and I start the day with coffee (me) and a little nap (him).

We brush our teeth (me) and put on our collars (him).

We set out the buckets (me) and check for any new tasty bites on the aisle floor (him).

The ponies come in and eat and we drive the golf cart around the fenceline (me) and check for wascle-y squirrels/ducks/deer/bugs (him).

Upon returning to the house to wait for the horses to finish their breakfast, we have another cup of coffee (me) and survey our world from the seat of the golf cart (him).

Every day.

With few exceptions!  I invite him to come in with me and he quite politely (but firmly) declines.

Guess he’s a Hoo-man of habit, too.

TTFN

M

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Stampin’ Up! Heartfelt Blooms Sneak Peak!

Happy Weekend!  Hope you’ve got big plans.

Or…no plans!  Whatever will make you happy this weekend is what I hope for you!

I want to share a most gorgeous stamp set with y’all.

Hmm.  Not much to look at, really.  Hard to know how that could turn into a beautiful card, isn’t it?

Well – this is a photorealistic stamp set made using a special process (only from Stampin’ Up! OBTW).  Stampin’ Up! made a quick little video – featuring Brandy Barnard – showing how cool this stamp set is.  Check it out!

Fun, yes?

Well, after I watched the video, I took a couple of Brandy’s ideas and ran with them to make…this.  Take a look-see:

I pulled my color scheme from the challenge at the Color Throwdown.

I started with a Crumb Cake panel and inked up the gorgeous Heartfelt Blooms stamp in Crumb Cake and stamped it several times across the panel.  Then I matted it on Pear Pizzazz.

For the art panel, I stamped the large flower image in Sweet Sugarplum in the corner of a Whisper White panel.  At the same time, I stamped it again on a second piece of Whisper White.  I also stamped it once in Pear Pizzazz on the scrap Whisper White.

With those two images, I fussy cut the large Sweet Sugarplum daisy and the adjacent Pear Pizzazz leaf and sponged the edges of each fussy cut image.  With my Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blend, I colored the middle of the daisy.

I matted the art panel on Pear Pizzazz and adhered it to the card front with Fast Fuse.  With my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to guide me, I stamped the Heartfelt Blossoms sentiment in Crumb Cake ink.  Then I wrapped some Linen Thread sort of casually (that’s designer-speak for “sloppily”!!), securing it on the back with scotch tape. 

I adhered the fussy cut leaf with Liquid Glue over the same leaf in the stamped image.  Then I popped the Sweet Sugarplum flower on with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.  With my Crumb Cake Stampin’ Write Marker, I added some little dots around the flowers – just to sort of bring them out! 🙂

I tied my new go-to bow – the gorgeous (and deliberately “casual” 🙂 ) Billie Moan bow and stuck it on just so with a Glue Dot.  And that was it for the card front!

On the inside, I stamped the flower image again in the corner of a Whisper White panel and colored the center with my Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blend.

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Pear Pizzazz mat and into my Crumb Cake card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got another Sweet Sugarplum flower on the front – on this one I colored the center with my Light Daffodil Delight Blend…

…and repeated that again on the envelope flap a couple of times.

Et Voila!  Amazing how this easy-to-overlook stamp “blossoms” when you just add ink!  Heartfelt Blossoms, like Brandy said, won’t be available to buy. Nope – even better!  You’ll be able to get it for free during Sale-A-Bration!  Start making your lists, folks!  Hope you like!

TTFN

Mary


HOST CODE FOR 16 DEC – 31 DEC: 4XMKUCKG

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 or the 2017 Holiday Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


Only a Couple Spots Left in My Next Online Host Club – Let me Know if You Want One of Them…

 


Sale-A-Bration is Coming and that’s a GREAT time to get Host Benefits!

 

Would you like to receive host benefits ? Would you like to build up your Stampin’ Up! tool chest a little at a time?  Well then – an Online Host Club might be the perfect solution for you!

My next club will start up on 3 Jan (coincidently with the arrival of the 2018 Occasions Catalog and the start of Sale-A-Bration!) and I have a few openings available.

How does it work?  Well – at a glance…

You sign up for a 6 month term and agree to:

  • Place a $25.00 minimum order each month
  • Place your order by the 20th of each month
  • Use the Host code I’ll provide in an email sent out at the beginning of each month

And what do you get in return?

  • Based on a random draw, you’ll be the “host” for one of the six months
  • In your month, you’ll be guaranteed a workshop total of $150 – meaning no less than $15 in Stampin’ Rewards for you to spend!
  • In your Host month, your order ships FREE!
  • When you place a host club order – which you’ll do each month – you’ll get DOUBLE peppermints for that order!  So – if all you did was place your $25 order for the six months, you’d end up with 12 Peppermints.  Most folks end up with all 16 (and then some) – and earn a free $40 gift!
  • At the end of the club, you’ll get to choose a free stamp set up to $20!
  • And – you get first dibs on the next Online Club!
  • FREE monthly tutorial with 4-5 projects – and access to all the past tutorials on my  website!
  • FREE catalogs during your membership term

Sound like something you’d be interested in? Let me know quick – spots are filling up fast!


2018 Occasions Catalog Shares are Now Open!

What are catalog shares, you ask?  They’re your chance to try a little bit of everything and see what you like the best from a new Stampin’ Up! catalog!  

I’ll place our Shares order first jump out of the box on 3 Jan 18 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 – hopefully during the week of 8 Jan!

We’ve got new Designer Series Papers, new ribbons and trims and all sorts of fun embellishments!  

Shares are open to anyone – including demonstrators, so…check it…

I’ve got a few options for you to pick from:  a New Designer Series Paper Share, a New Ribbons/Embellishments Share, and an I Want It All Share (this one gets a free extra bonus!!).  You can see everything included in each share type and find a handy sign-up sheet on my 2018 Occasions Catalog Shares page!


Do You Need an Occasions and Sale-A-Bration Catalog?! 

My catalogs are here and they’ve headed out the door to my customers.  If you’re not a current customer of mine but would like to be, you can request your copies of the catalogs on my Contact page right here.  And – of course, when you place an order over $50, you’ll get one, too!


The Great Year-End Sale Is Underway!

Hey, folks!  Grab these goodies – before they’re gone!

Check out the Retiring and Surplus Items List….  

 

Get all the details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page – or go right to the Year End Sale goodies in my Online Store!


THE RESERVATION WINDOW IS OPEN!

 

 As was previously announced, this second reservation window will remain open from December 5–30; however, during this reservation period we will take as many orders as we receive (yay!) and not close the window until December 30. So whether the total number of reservations is 100 or 100,000, the window will stay open!

We can’t wait for you to get your hands on your very own Stamparatus and look forward to seeing the projects you’ll make with this incredible stamping tool. 

I’ve got all the information over on my Promotions page – including a super little video with lots of information on this wonderful new stamp placement tool.  Be sure to check it out – peruse the how-to-reserve-your-Stamparatus tutorial you’ll find there, and then get your reservation in before the 30th!!


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT

Heartfelt Blossoms will be available for free with a $50 purchase during Sale-A-Braiton!


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Crumb Cake Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11′ (card base, scored and folded at 4 1/4″); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front)

Pear Pizzazz Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/8″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3″ x 4 1/4″ (mat for art panel)

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

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


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  

Fleas.

Friday was Fleas Day.

Fleas Day actually started at about 9:30 the night before when I discovered the little….bugs…on my kitty, Leo.

I said a bad word (okay – three or four) and rolled the Man over on his back.

Yep.  Buried there in all his skirting and pantaloons….FLEAS!

So.  Friday became Fleas Day.  You know the drill.  Pull all the dog beds outside.  Vacuum said beds.  Spray them with flea killer.  Wash.  Twice.  Spray flea killer all over the house. avoiding the dog and cats.  Vacuum.  Thankfully this was Sonya’s day, so she did the vacuuming.

And then – the Capstar.  The kill-’em-right-this-minute-cuz-we-hate-’em pill.  Got it in the cats and Finn.  Psst – don’t tell him I used a cat pill pocket for his pill, okay?

Poor baby.  I guess the fleas weren’t too happy about the Capstar and took it out on him.  He went crazy itching!

Solution?

Yep – another trip to the Puppy Tubs.  This time with a flea shampoo surcharge…

He wasn’t impressed.

But he sat bravely for the blow dryer this time.

I said bravely.  Not happily!

When we got home, he felt lots better.  Still got some itches here and there, but…I hope we’re on the downhill side of Fleas Day.

Cuz…I hate Fleas Day! And so does the Man! 😦

TTFN

M

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