Friendship

Stampin’ Up! Hug in a Patterned Pumpkin Patch for the Stamp Ink Paper #125

So – good mornin’, y’all!  It’s Tuesday – almost the last Tuesday I’ll be in Utah.  I’ll actually admit that I’ll miss it here a little – the scenery is ridiculously gorgeous – especially when there’s some weather around!  I’m betting in the middle of July it might not be so appealing to me…

Before we get going, I wanted to share some pretty exciting (and totally and completely unexpected – heck, I wouldn’t have even looked!!) news with you.  I found out yesterday that I am ranked #107 in the US among Stampin’ Up! demonstrators and #227 in the world!  Holy Smokes – can you even believe that?!?  And – I have you guys and my wonderful Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew to thank for it!!  I so very much appreciate my customers and team – thank you thank you thank you!!! 🙂

Our Stamp Ink Paper Challenge #125 this week is a color challenge – some of my favorites!

So, since my happy-place-colors were conveniently aligned for me to use one of my very favorite bundles in the Holiday Catalog – I indulged my love of collages with the Pick a Pumpkin stamp set and Patterned Pumpkins Thinlits.  Take a look-see:

 

I started with a piece of Cajun Craze card stock and stamped it all over – in Cajun Craze ink – with the little pumpkin from the Pick a Pumpkin stamp set.  Then I embossed it in the Layered Leaves Dynamic TIEF and matted it on Crushed Curry.

The center panel is a beautiful piece from Wooden Textures DSP, also matted on Crushed Curry, and Fast Fuse’d to the card front.

Then I started cutting and stamping!  I cut three of the large Patterned Pumpkin die cuts – one each in Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie and Copper Foil.  I stamped the sentiment from Hug in a Mug in Cajun Craze on a piece of Very Vanilla and adhered the Crushed Curry pumpkin to it with Liquid Glue.  Hint – you need to snip the middle two “grooves” from the die cut!

I also fussy cut some pumpkins from the Painted Autumn DSP.  A Crushed Curry “starry” Patterned Pumpkin die cut and a Pumpkin Pie-on-Crushed Curry pumpkin rounded out the patch.

I layered up the patch with some Copper Foil and Crushed Curry leaves, berries and tendrils, using Liquid Glue for all but the fussy cut pumpkin on the bottom right and the sentiment pumpkin – those are popped up on Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I adhered a slew of little Crushed Curry stars (from the die cut pumpkin) here and there among the pumpkins, using Liquid Glue. The final finishing touch was a gold star Metallic Enamel Shape just above the sentiment.

On the inside, I stamped a couple of pumpkins from the Pick A Pumpkin set – one in Pumpkin Pie and one in Cajun Craze – on a Very Vanilla panel.  I stamped the large pumpkin first and then covered him with a sticky note mask before stamping the smaller guy.  I used my Early Espresso Stampin’ Write Marker to lightly color their stems.

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Crushed Curry mat and into my Early Espresso card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got a repeat of the Pick a Pumpkin pumpkins on the front – but I reversed them…

…and I added some more of the Wood Textures DSP to the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  This one has just about every one of my favorite things – Fall colors, wood, and piles and gobs of goodies!!  Pick a Pumpkin and the Patterned Pumpkins Thinlits – well.  Hope you’ve got them.  If not?  What are you waiting for?!?  Hope you like.

TTFN

Mary 


HOST CODE FOR 1 NOV – 15 NOV: XKWBSPGH

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 Stampin’ Blends Flash Sale and Ordering Special!

LAST DAY!!

 

Along with the Stampin’ Blends themselves, we’ve got a wonderful new stamp set called Color Me Happy!

And a coordinating Project Kit called – yes, the Color Me Happy Project Kit!

 

And – you use the Color Me Happy stamp set to make all the images and color them with your new Stampin’ Blends!  This kit coordinates with the Pool Party, Pumpkin Pie, Rich Razzleberry and Pink Pirouette Stampin’ Blends.  One thing you should make note of….both the Color Me Happy Stamp Set and the Color Me Happy Project Kit are only available while supplies last!  More specifically – the stamp set is only available as long as the Project Kit supplies last.  So…tarry not!

Here’s a great flyer if you haven’t seen it – with all sorts of good information!

They come in a wonderful array of our bestest Stampin’ Up! colors!  A handy color chart might be useful, yes?  Click it to open and print!

Now.  Let’s talk Stampin’ Blends Bundles, shall we?  I’ve put together two bundles – you can select them in Clear or Wood! – for your money saving and convenience-garnering pleasure.  Take a look-see:

Deluxe Bundle #1: The Deluxe Stampin’ Blends Bundle (Clear) – everything you need to start making cards from the minute it arrives at your door.  This bundle is $162 and includes free shipping (I can only ship to the US, folks!), free tax and a couple of free goodies!  Buying it all separately (including shipping, tax and your Free Goody!) would be about $206 (sorta depends on how much you’d give Uncle Sam!!).  Here’s what you’ll get:

  • The Color Me Happy Project Kit
  • The Color Me Happy Stamp Set (Clear mount)
  • The full Stampin’ Blends Collection – which includes all 26 colors (including the Ivory and Bronze), plus the Color Lifter!
  • FREE – Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and Refill, plus a pack of Thick Whisper White Card Stock!

Deluxe Bundle #2: The Deluxe Stampin’ Blends Bundle (Wood) – same super bundle – but with the Wood Mount Color Me Happy stamp set.  This bundle is $170 and includes free shipping (I can only ship to the US, folks!), free tax and a couple of free goodies!  Buying it all separately (including shipping, tax and your Free Goody!) would be about $215 (sorta depends on how much you’d give Uncle Sam!!).  Here’s what you’ll get:

  • The Color Me Happy Project Kit
  • The Color Me Happy Stamp Set (Wood mount)
  • The full Stampin’ Blends Collection – which includes all 26 colors (including the Ivory and Bronze), plus the Color Lifter!
  • FREE – Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and Refill, plus a pack of Thick Whisper White Card Stock!

Maybe you’re not quite ready to take such a plunge?  Well – the Starter Bundles may be just what you’re looking for!

Starter Bundle #1: The Starter Stampin’ Blends Bundle (Clear) – brings the stamp set and Project Kit to you, plus the coordinating Stampin’ Blends – Pumpkin Pie, Pool Party, Rich Razzleberry and Pink Pirouette! This bundle is $74 and includes free shipping (I can only ship to the US, folks!), free tax and a couple of free goodies!  Buying it all separately (including shipping, tax and your Free Goody!) would be about $95 (sorta depends on how much you’d give Uncle Sam!!).  Here’s what you’ll get:

  • The Color Me Happy Project Kit
  • The Color Me Happy Stamp Set (Clear mount)
  • Stampin’ Blends (light and dark) in Pumpkin Pie, Pool Party, Rich Razzleberry and Pink Pirouette.
  • FREE – Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and Refill

Starter Bundle #2: The Starter Stampin’ Blends Bundle (Wood) – same super bundle – but with the Wood Mount Color Me Happy stamp set.  This bundle is $81 and includes free shipping (I can only ship to the US, folks!), free tax and a couple of free goodies!  Buying it all separately (including shipping, tax and your Free Goody!) would be about $103 (sorta depends on how much you’d give Uncle Sam!!).  Here’s what you’ll get:

  • The Color Me Happy Project Kit
  • The Color Me Happy Stamp Set (Wood mount)
  • Stampin’ Blends (light and dark) in Pumpkin Pie, Pool Party, Rich Razzleberry and Pink Pirouette.
  • FREE – Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and Refill

Don’t forget – with either bundle, you’ll get the November Online Tutorial which uses the beautiful Night in Bethlehem stamp set and bundled Bethlehem Edgelits.  We made some super projects for you this month – just in time for Christmas giving!

Need more enticement?  How about Double Peppermint Points for everyone who orders one of these bundles? So…do the math – that’s 12 peppermints for the Deluxe and 6 for the Basic.  Remember, when you collect 16 peppermints, you’ll get a free $40 gift from me! 🙂

Double Peppermints
How do you get in on the fun?  Well – fill out the form below.  As soon as I get your order, I’ll blast you a PayPal invoice.  Once you’ve paid that, I’ll place your order and they’ll be on their way!  Easy.

And also peasy! 🙂

Hope you’ll take advantage of this deal – it’s good only thru the end of the day on 14 November!  That’s just two weeks, folks! (That’s why it’s called a “flash” sale!)

 


 Introducing the….Stamparatus!!

 

At OnStage, Stampin’ Up! introduced our brand spanking new stamp-placement tool, called the Stamparatus!!  I know a lot of you have Misti’s or other brands of stamp placement tools and you love them.  Well….SU! demonstrated this last weekend and OH.  MY.  GOODNESS!!  The things it will do!  It’s a Misti-on-steroids!

The Stamparatus will change the way you stamp, and before long, you’ll wonder how you crafted without it!  Check out this video (be sure to watch all the way and see The Hinge Step!!)!

Why do YOU need one? You’ll fall in love with stamping all over again when you learn everything you can do with it!

  • Make multiples with ease
  • Consistently stamp crisp, clean images
  • If you want a darker impression, apply more ink and restamp—no need to start over
  • Make fewer mistakes, saving time and money
  • Easily create 2-step, 3-step, and 4-step stamped images using reversible plates
  • Develop new and specialized stamping techniques with adjustable stamping plates and precision placement

Here’s the product details!

  • Compatible with Stampin’ Up!’s red rubber and photopolymer stamp
  • Foam mat to use with photopolymer stamps
  • Rulers and gridlines for quick measuring
  • 2 open sides so you can stamp on larger paper
  • 2 reversible plates: a total of 4 surfaces to work with
  • 2 magnets to hold the paper in place
  • Magnet storage areas

Retail Price–$49.00 USD

Okay. I’ve gotta have one. How do I get in line?

With the launch of this tool, we’re trying something different: testing a new reservation system.  It acts like a true preorder: you reserve your spot and we guarantee shipment as soon as the product arrives in our warehouse. Customers will place reservations and receive their product at the same time. This system will allow us to get the product to market as soon as possible while avoiding backorders and efficiently managing inventory.

The global launch will feature three reservation windows. For each window, please note the following:

  • Reservation quantities are while supplies last.
  • 1 tool per customer per reservation window. 
  • You can participate in multiple reservation windows.
  • In order to reserve your Stamparatus, you must provide your credit card information.
  • Credit cards will not be charged until the Stamparatus ships from our facility. When you close your order, be sure to verify that your credit card and shipping information is correct.

Click here for a flyer with lots of FAQs and answers!!

RESERVATION WINDOWS        AVAILABLE TO SHIP
November 16–30, 2017          Approx. February 1, 2018
December 5–30, 2017          Approx. March 19, 2018
January 15–30, 2018          Approx. April 15, 2018


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


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

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

Crushed Curry Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2 7/8″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for Wood Textures Panel); various Patterned Pumpkins Thinlit die cuts

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); sentiment (fussy cut behind the Crushed Curry die cut pumpkin)

Pumpkin Pie Card Stock:  Patterned Pumpkin Thinlit die cuts

Copper Foil:  Patterned Pumpkin Thinlit die cuts

Wood Textures DSP: 2 3/4″ x 5 1/8″ (panel on front);  envelope flap  

Painted Autumn DSP: fussy cut pumpkins  

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 new FFF’s  pictures – but soon, y’all – SOON!! 🙂

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Stampin’ Up! Neutrals Painted Hometown Greetings

Happy happy HAWWWWWMPP Day, y’all!!  And this is the day I head in to Salt Lake City!  I’ll meet Amy and Jari and Beth at the Stampin’ Up! Home Office and we’ll take a tour – check out where the magic (and the pickin’ and shippin’!) happen! Then it’ll be back to the hotel to get things in full swing on Thursday!

Meanwhile – I’ll be trying to switch back to “day walking” from two days of “night walking”….yawn! 😉

My card today is a layered confection of neutrals (like that?  “Layered confection”! LOL) using the uber-pretty Hometown Greetings Edgelits and a sentiment from the Painted Harvest stamp set.  Take a look-see:

I was playing along with the TGIF Challenge this week…

…but I brought neither card stock nor ink in Sahara Sand – so… I had to get creative.  I decided to add Gold Glimmer paper for one of the neutrals.

I started with a piece of Very Vanilla card stock for the card front.  Yes – the whole card uses Very Vanilla – not the Whisper White that it looks like in my pictures.  I have no idea what happened there… 😦

The first layer of Hometown Greetings Edgelits die cuts is the Gold Glimmer layer.  Now – here’s a trick.  I had thought out the three layers I was going to use – so I decided I wanted to reverse one of the cuts.  I cut the Glimmer Paper layer by turning the paper upside down on the cutting platform.  When I cut it out that way, as soon as I turned it over (right side up) I had exactly what I wanted.  Take a look at that layer compared to the lowest Very Vanilla layer!  Same die….two looks!

I cut it out and adhered it to the card front with Liquid Glue.

Next up, I cut my Crumb Cake layer and adhered it over the top of the Glimmer Paper with Liquid Glue.  Be generous and give it time to adhere.  

The final layer is cut in Very Vanilla.  After I cut it out, I stamped the pretty sentiment from Painted Harvest in Soft Suede ink on the bottom, then I adhered it with Liquid Glue.  I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Soft Suede mat.

I tied a Linen Thread Billie Moan bow and adhered it near the sentiment with a Glue Dot.  Then I tied a double-strand “regular” bow with Linen Thread and stuck that on top.  

I added a few gold heart Metallic Enamel Shapes and the card front was done!

On the inside, I got a little creative.  I cut a single Soft Suede panel and adhered a Very Vanilla Hometown Greetings Edgelits die cut over the top with Liquid Glue.  Then I stamped a sentiment from the Hearts Come Home stamp set in Soft Suede in the top corner.  A gold heart Metallic Shape finished it off.

I Fast Fused the panel into my Very Vanilla card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got some houses from Hearts Come Home in Soft Suede across the front.  I alternated between stamping “full strength” and “stamping off once”.  That gave each house a different look – using just one ink color…

…and I used the same technique with the two pine tree images on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  It’s pretty neutral – I hope! I love this little Hometown Greetings Edgelits die set – and it’s so pretty when paired with its bundled Hearts Come Home stamp set.  I like the color scheme for a Fall-kind of card, hence the Thanksgiving-ish sentiment from the Painted Harvest stamp set!  Hope you like!

TTFN

Mary


HOST CODE FOR 1 NOV – 15 NOV: XKWBSPGH

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 Stampin’ Blends Flash Sale and Ordering Special!

Less Than a Week Remains!

 

Along with the Stampin’ Blends themselves, we’ve got a wonderful new stamp set called Color Me Happy!

And a coordinating Project Kit called – yes, the Color Me Happy Project Kit!

 

And – you use the Color Me Happy stamp set to make all the images and color them with your new Stampin’ Blends!  This kit coordinates with the Pool Party, Pumpkin Pie, Rich Razzleberry and Pink Pirouette Stampin’ Blends.  One thing you should make note of….both the Color Me Happy Stamp Set and the Color Me Happy Project Kit are only available while supplies last!  More specifically – the stamp set is only available as long as the Project Kit supplies last.  So…tarry not!

Here’s a great flyer if you haven’t seen it – with all sorts of good information!

They come in a wonderful array of our bestest Stampin’ Up! colors!  A handy color chart might be useful, yes?  Click it to open and print!

Now.  Let’s talk Stampin’ Blends Bundles, shall we?  I’ve put together two bundles – you can select them in Clear or Wood! – for your money saving and convenience-garnering pleasure.  They’ll only be available until 14 Nov!  Take a look-see:

Deluxe Bundle #1: The Deluxe Stampin’ Blends Bundle (Clear) – everything you need to start making cards from the minute it arrives at your door.  This bundle is $162 and includes free shipping (I can only ship to the US, folks!), free tax and a couple of free goodies!  Buying it all separately (including shipping, tax and your Free Goody!) would be about $206 (sorta depends on how much you’d give Uncle Sam!!).  Here’s what you’ll get:

  • The Color Me Happy Project Kit
  • The Color Me Happy Stamp Set (Clear mount)
  • The full Stampin’ Blends Collection – which includes all 26 colors (including the Ivory and Bronze), plus the Color Lifter!
  • FREE – Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and Refill, plus a pack of Thick Whisper White Card Stock!

Deluxe Bundle #2: The Deluxe Stampin’ Blends Bundle (Wood) – same super bundle – but with the Wood Mount Color Me Happy stamp set.  This bundle is $170 and includes free shipping (I can only ship to the US, folks!), free tax and a couple of free goodies!  Buying it all separately (including shipping, tax and your Free Goody!) would be about $215 (sorta depends on how much you’d give Uncle Sam!!).  Here’s what you’ll get:

  • The Color Me Happy Project Kit
  • The Color Me Happy Stamp Set (Wood mount)
  • The full Stampin’ Blends Collection – which includes all 26 colors (including the Ivory and Bronze), plus the Color Lifter!
  • FREE – Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and Refill, plus a pack of Thick Whisper White Card Stock!

 

Maybe you’re not quite ready to take such a plunge?  Well – the Starter Bundles may be just what you’re looking for!

Starter Bundle #1: The Starter Stampin’ Blends Bundle (Clear) – brings the stamp set and Project Kit to you, plus the coordinating Stampin’ Blends – Pumpkin Pie, Pool Party, Rich Razzleberry and Pink Pirouette! This bundle is $74 and includes free shipping (I can only ship to the US, folks!), free tax and a couple of free goodies!  Buying it all separately (including shipping, tax and your Free Goody!) would be about $95 (sorta depends on how much you’d give Uncle Sam!!).  Here’s what you’ll get:

  • The Color Me Happy Project Kit
  • The Color Me Happy Stamp Set (Clear mount)
  • Stampin’ Blends (light and dark) in Pumpkin Pie, Pool Party, Rich Razzleberry and Pink Pirouette.
  • FREE – Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and Refill

Starter Bundle #2: The Starter Stampin’ Blends Bundle (Wood) – same super bundle – but with the Wood Mount Color Me Happy stamp set.  This bundle is $81 and includes free shipping (I can only ship to the US, folks!), free tax and a couple of free goodies!  Buying it all separately (including shipping, tax and your Free Goody!) would be about $103 (sorta depends on how much you’d give Uncle Sam!!).  Here’s what you’ll get:

  • The Color Me Happy Project Kit
  • The Color Me Happy Stamp Set (Wood mount)
  • Stampin’ Blends (light and dark) in Pumpkin Pie, Pool Party, Rich Razzleberry and Pink Pirouette.
  • FREE – Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and Refill

Don’t forget – with either bundle, you’ll get the November Online Tutorial which uses the beautiful Night in Bethlehem stamp set and bundled Bethlehem Edgelits.  We made some super projects for you this month – just in time for Christmas giving!

Need more enticement?  How about Double Peppermint Points for everyone who orders one of these bundles? So…do the math – that’s 12 peppermints for the Deluxe and 6 for the Basic.  Remember, when you collect 16 peppermints, you’ll get a free $40 gift from me! 🙂

Double Peppermints
How do you get in on the fun?  Well – fill out the form below.  As soon as I get your order, I’ll blast you a PayPal invoice.  Once you’ve paid that, I’ll place your order and they’ll be on their way!  Easy.

And also peasy! 🙂

Hope you’ll take advantage of this deal – it’s good only thru the end of the day on 14 November!  Only about a week left!

 


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


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, score and fold at 5 1/2″); 3 3/4″ x 5″ (card front); 5″ x 2″ to top of tallest house (Hometown Greetings die cut on front); 5″ x 3″ to top of tallest house (Hometown Greetings die cut on inside)

Soft Suede Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (mats for card front); 4″ x 5 1/4″ (inner liner)

Crumb Cake Card Stock: 5″ x 2 1/2″ to top of tallest house (Hometown Greetings Egdelits die cut on front)

Gold Glimmer Paper:  5″ x 3 5/8″ to top of tallest house 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!


No new FFF’s  pictures – and possibly none until I get home in a couple of weeks!  Sorry, y’all! 😦  

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Stampin’ Up! Cheery Merry Little Labels for the Stamp Ink Paper #124

So – good mornin’, y’all!  It’s Tuesday – almost the last Tuesday I’ll be in Utah.  I’ll actually admit that I’ll miss it here a little – the scenery is ridiculously gorgeous – especially when there’s some weather around!  I’m betting in the middle of July it might not be so appealing to me…

I had a happy little surprise the other day – the nice folks at Stamp Ink Paper asked me to stay on as a permanent member of their Design Team!  Sending them a big Thank You!

Our Challenge #124 this week is a theme – Girl’s Night Out!

Since I don’t have a hang-around-the-house-watching-a-movie-and-making-s’mores-and-falling-asleep-at-8 stamp set, I had to channel some more adventurous friends!  So, I used the Merry Little Labels stamp set and some fun paper from the Year of Cheer Specialty DSP.  Take a look-see:

See?  It’s “girl’s” cuz of the pink.

Don’t judge – it was all I could come up with.

I’m a pretty boring person, y’all.  Sorry to have to break it to you!! 🙂

I started by Fast Fusing the Year of Cheer Specialty DSP to a Powder Pink mat for the card front.

Next, I used Glue Dots to adhere a length of Powder Pink 3/8″ Shimmer Ribbon to the card front in an oh-so-artsy manner.  Over that, with some Liquid Glue, I adhered a silver Foil Snowflake.

I inked up the Merry Little Labels sentiment in Versamark and stamped it on a piece of Powder Pink card stock.  Then I sprinkled it with Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heated it with my Heat Tool.  I cut it out with a Stitched Shapes Framelits circle die and popped it over the snowflake with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I added a single Black Rhinestone Jewel and that was it for the card front.

On the inside, I matted a Whisper White panel on a Powder Pink mat and added a thin strip of the Year of Cheer Specialty DSP, also matted on Powder Pink, across the bottom.  I wrapped a length of the Powder Pink 3/8″ Shimmer Ribbon around, securing it in the back with scotch tape.  Then I made a little “faux bow” with another short length of the ribbon.

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

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got a couple of strips of Washi Tape across the front – two silver strips from the Year of Cheer Specialty Washi Tape and one black-and-white strip from the Pick A Pattern Washi.  I colored the little tiny white lines with my Powder Pink Stampin’ Write Marker…

..and I added more of the Year of Cheer Specialty DSP to the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I’m not a big drinker, but I’m certainly a big eater!!  And if staying in with the girls and watching a movie isn’t on the agenda – then going out for a good meal surely would be!  I think the Merry Little Labels captured it pretty well – and the Year of Cheer Specialty DSP certainly looks like a good time is being had.  Hope you like!

TTFN

Mary 


HOST CODE FOR 1 NOV – 15 NOV: XKWBSPGH

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 Stampin’ Blends Flash Sale and Ordering Special!

 

Along with the Stampin’ Blends themselves, we’ve got a wonderful new stamp set called Color Me Happy!

And a coordinating Project Kit called – yes, the Color Me Happy Project Kit!

 

And – you use the Color Me Happy stamp set to make all the images and color them with your new Stampin’ Blends!  This kit coordinates with the Pool Party, Pumpkin Pie, Rich Razzleberry and Pink Pirouette Stampin’ Blends.  One thing you should make note of….both the Color Me Happy Stamp Set and the Color Me Happy Project Kit are only available while supplies last!  More specifically – the stamp set is only available as long as the Project Kit supplies last.  So…tarry not!

Here’s a great flyer if you haven’t seen it – with all sorts of good information!

They come in a wonderful array of our bestest Stampin’ Up! colors!  A handy color chart might be useful, yes?  Click it to open and print!

Now.  Let’s talk Stampin’ Blends Bundles, shall we?  I’ve put together two bundles – you can select them in Clear or Wood! – for your money saving and convenience-garnering pleasure.  Take a look-see:

Deluxe Bundle #1: The Deluxe Stampin’ Blends Bundle (Clear) – everything you need to start making cards from the minute it arrives at your door.  This bundle is $162 and includes free shipping (I can only ship to the US, folks!), free tax and a couple of free goodies!  Buying it all separately (including shipping, tax and your Free Goody!) would be about $206 (sorta depends on how much you’d give Uncle Sam!!).  Here’s what you’ll get:

  • The Color Me Happy Project Kit
  • The Color Me Happy Stamp Set (Clear mount)
  • The full Stampin’ Blends Collection – which includes all 26 colors (including the Ivory and Bronze), plus the Color Lifter!
  • FREE – Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and Refill, plus a pack of Thick Whisper White Card Stock!

Deluxe Bundle #2: The Deluxe Stampin’ Blends Bundle (Wood) – same super bundle – but with the Wood Mount Color Me Happy stamp set.  This bundle is $170 and includes free shipping (I can only ship to the US, folks!), free tax and a couple of free goodies!  Buying it all separately (including shipping, tax and your Free Goody!) would be about $215 (sorta depends on how much you’d give Uncle Sam!!).  Here’s what you’ll get:

  • The Color Me Happy Project Kit
  • The Color Me Happy Stamp Set (Wood mount)
  • The full Stampin’ Blends Collection – which includes all 26 colors (including the Ivory and Bronze), plus the Color Lifter!
  • FREE – Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and Refill, plus a pack of Thick Whisper White Card Stock!

 

Maybe you’re not quite ready to take such a plunge?  Well – the Starter Bundles may be just what you’re looking for!

Starter Bundle #1: The Starter Stampin’ Blends Bundle (Clear) – brings the stamp set and Project Kit to you, plus the coordinating Stampin’ Blends – Pumpkin Pie, Pool Party, Rich Razzleberry and Pink Pirouette! This bundle is $74 and includes free shipping (I can only ship to the US, folks!), free tax and a couple of free goodies!  Buying it all separately (including shipping, tax and your Free Goody!) would be about $95 (sorta depends on how much you’d give Uncle Sam!!).  Here’s what you’ll get:

  • The Color Me Happy Project Kit
  • The Color Me Happy Stamp Set (Clear mount)
  • Stampin’ Blends (light and dark) in Pumpkin Pie, Pool Party, Rich Razzleberry and Pink Pirouette.
  • FREE – Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and Refill

Starter Bundle #2: The Starter Stampin’ Blends Bundle (Wood) – same super bundle – but with the Wood Mount Color Me Happy stamp set.  This bundle is $81 and includes free shipping (I can only ship to the US, folks!), free tax and a couple of free goodies!  Buying it all separately (including shipping, tax and your Free Goody!) would be about $103 (sorta depends on how much you’d give Uncle Sam!!).  Here’s what you’ll get:

  • The Color Me Happy Project Kit
  • The Color Me Happy Stamp Set (Wood mount)
  • Stampin’ Blends (light and dark) in Pumpkin Pie, Pool Party, Rich Razzleberry and Pink Pirouette.
  • FREE – Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and Refill

Don’t forget – with either bundle, you’ll get the November Online Tutorial which uses the beautiful Night in Bethlehem stamp set and bundled Bethlehem Edgelits.  We made some super projects for you this month – just in time for Christmas giving!

Need more enticement?  How about Double Peppermint Points for everyone who orders one of these bundles? So…do the math – that’s 12 peppermints for the Deluxe and 6 for the Basic.  Remember, when you collect 16 peppermints, you’ll get a free $40 gift from me! 🙂

Double Peppermints
How do you get in on the fun?  Well – fill out the form below.  As soon as I get your order, I’ll blast you a PayPal invoice.  Once you’ve paid that, I’ll place your order and they’ll be on their way!  Easy.

And also peasy! 🙂

Hope you’ll take advantage of this deal – it’s good only thru the end of the day on 14 November!  That’s just two weeks, folks! (That’s why it’s called a “flash” sale!)

 


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, score and fold at 5 1/2″)

Powder Pink Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2 3/8″ Stitched Shapes circle (sentiment); 5/8″ x 4″ (mat for inner liner strip)

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

Year of Cheer Specialty DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); 1/2″ x 3 7/8″ (inner liner strip); envelope flap  

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


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


No new FFF’s  pictures – and possibly none until I get home in the middle of November.  Sorry, y’all! 😦

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Stampin’ Up! Musical Seasonal Layers for the Stamp Ink Paper #122

Mornin’, y’all!  Before we get started – wanted to let you know that the Pining for Plaid Paper Pumpkin kit is sold out. I think it went in about 2 hours!  Yikes!

Now, it’s a Tuesday in October, so once again I’m bringing you a project from this week’s Stamp Ink Paper challenge – where I’m a Guest Designer this month (thanks, you guys!)!  I do hope that you’ll take inspiration from the challenge and use it to make a project of your own!

This week’s challenge, #122, was a product feature challenge! And that product is…Washi tape!  

Now- I kind of love Washi Tape – and especially the new Year of Cheer Specialty Washi tape, so I knew that was what I’d use.  I ended up adding a sentiment from the Musical Season stamp set, a few leaves from the Colorful Seasons bundle and a couple three stars from Add a Little Glitz.   Take a look-see!

So – even with a starting point, I found a couple more “helps” to get going.

First, the sketch challenge from Sunday Stamps helped with the layout.

And I got some more inspiration from the photo at the Card Concept.  I’d call my card Clean and Layered!

Finally – cuz…why not?  I let this week’s Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge give me that last little bit of inspiration.  I went right down the left side!

So – I started out with a piece of Whisper White card stock and, using the fun star image from Add a Little Glitz, I heat embossed them in Silver several times across the lower half of the card.  Once the stars were cooled off, I used the new Year of Cheer Specialty Washi Tape and wrapped a few pieces across the panel.  Finally, I matted it on a piece of Champagne Foil.

My sentiment is from the new Musical Season stamp set – I heat embossed it in Silver on a strip of Whisper White.

I made three leaves – I stamped and heat embossed two in Silver using the stamped image from Colorful Seasons and then cut them out with the matching die in the Seasonal Layers Thinlits.  Using my new Stampin’ Blends in Daffodil Delight and Pumpkin Pie, I colored the leaves.

The third leaf is cut with the detailed die in Seasonal Layers from a piece of Gold Glimmer Paper.

I adhered the leaves to the card front with Liquid Glue and popped my sentiment strip over the top with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  My bow was created with – wait for it – two lengths each of Silver, Gold and Copper Metallic Threads.  I added it to the card front with a scrunched up Glue Dot.

To finish the card front, I added a Pearl Basic Jewels to the middle of the bow and several more scattered about the design.

On the inside, I stamped another leaf from Colorful Seasons in Versamark Ink onto a Whisper White panel, sprinkled it with Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heated it up.  Then I colored it with the Stampin’ Blends I’d used on the front.  A couple more rows of Year of Cheer Specialty Washi Tape completed the picture!

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Champagne Foil 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 Year of Cheer Specialty Washi across the front…

…and a few more Colorful Seasons Silver-embossed leaves on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  The Year of Cheer Specialty Washi Tape adds a gorgeous shimmer to this kind of transitional Fall card – and the Musical Season stamp set lent the perfect sentiment, I think!  Of course, there’s no denying the beauty of the delicate leaves from the Colorful Seasons bundle, is there? I think it could work for Christmas or a wedding (particularly a wedding at this time of year!).  Hope you like!  

We’ve got a couple of specials that are drawing rapidly to a close – so be sure to scroll down and check them all out! 🙂

TTFN

Mary   


HOST CODE FOR 16 OCT – 31 OCT: 4HQU3GFV

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.


Designer Series Paper Sale…

 All Month Long!

Let’s admit it: we all just love gorgeous Designer Series Paper!  By popular demand, we are bringing back an incredible offer on Designer Series Paper. We’ll be able to buy three packages of select Designer Series Paper and get one FREE during October! This sale includes Designer Series Paper from both the annual and holiday catalogs. And we’re even including select Specialty and Designer Series Paper Stacks on sale!

So take advantage of this excellent opportunity and gather up lots of pretty paper!  Take a look-see at what’ll be up for grabs!!  Click the picture to open a handy – and colorful! – flyer!

 


MERRY PATTERNS HOST PROMOTION STILL AVAILABLE

Host a workshop or place an individual order totaling $300 or more (before shipping and tax) by the end of October, and you’ll earn this cool new stamp set for free!  Click the picture to open up a printable flyer!

Version 2
Get all the details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page right….here!


Coming Soon…Stampin’ Blends!

Our new alcohol markers – Stampin’ Blends – will be available to customers on 1 November!  Hope you’re excited!!  Heck – I’m excited for you! 🙂

Stampin’ Blends Features

  • Add just the right amount of color where you need it with the brush tip or fine-point.
  • Each color (except Ivory and Bronze) has a light and dark shade marker, available individually or in a combo pack.
  • Stampin’ Up! has done in-house testing for evaporation and life testing and they are really happy with the results.
  • Press fit seal prevents air from entering the barrel and causing evaporation.
  • The nestable lids are easy to keep track of and have a tight fit for long-lasting color.

PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:  
Stampin’ Blends will be here on 1 Nov!! 


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Thick Whisper White Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card front, scored and folded at 4 1/4″)

Champagne Foil: 4″ x 5 1/8″ (mats for card front and for inner liner)

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); 3/4″ x 3 1/4″ (sentiment); Seasonal Layers die cut leaves

Gold Glimmer Paper:  Seasonal Layers die cut leaves

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  (you’ll have to settle for re-runs until I get back home to take fresh photos!!)

Man – I miss my boy! 😦

TTFN

M  

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Stampin’ Up! Warm Merry Patterns for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop



Happy Thursday, y’all – and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! We’ve got a full roster playing with today’s color challenge, so be sure to check ’em all out when you get done here!  

Okay – so, not gonna fib…this one wasn’t easy for me.  Not sure why.  But it wasn’t.  On top of my dithering and fussing, I had the added dilemma of not having brought Tangerine Tango ink or card stock.  So…from the git-go I was subbing in Pumpkin Pie! 😦

I figured it would help to have a sketch to work from, so I took advantage of the one from this week’s TGIF Challenges.

I used the Merry Patterns stamp set and a sentiment from the Hug in a Mug set.  Combined with Spooky Night DSP and some embossing….well.  Take a look-see:

I started by adhering a piece of the Spooky Night DSP onto the bottom of a Very Vanilla card front with Liquid Glue.  Then I embossed the whole thing in the Cable Knit Dynamic TIEF.  I matted it on a piece of Lemon Lime Twist card stock and wrapped some Jute Twine twice around the seam, securing it in the back with scotch tape.

For the art piece, I first stamped the Merry Patterns deer in Early Espresso on a piece of Very Vanilla and cut it out with the largest of the circle Stitched Shapes Framelits.

Then, I stamped the same image again, this time in Pumpkin Pie, on a piece of scrap Very Vanilla.  I fussy cut just the “sweater” and adhered it to my deer with Liquid Glue.

With the sentiment from the Hug in a Mug stamp set, I added a sentiment in Early Espresso ink.  Finally, I stamped the pine bough image a few times in Lemon Lime Twist at the feet of the deer.

I matted the circle on a Lemon Lime Twist scalloped circle, cut with my Circles Layering Framelits.

And then I decided to get fancy.  I cut up a couple of Foil Snowflakes and adhered them around the circle, vanilla-side up.  Then I popped it on the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I added a small bow of Jute Twine with a Glue Dot.

Nope.  Not gonna do it – didn’t like the end result one bit.  One of those “sound in theory, flawed in execution” ideas.  I just didn’t love it.  So…carefully pried up the circle, pulled off the snowflakes and popped it back on.

There it is!  Much more better!

On the inside, I adhered a small strip of the Spooky Night DSP to a Lemon Lime Twist mat and embossed it in the Cable Knit Dynamic TIEF.  I stamped a few more Merry Patterns pine boughs in Lemon Lime Twist on a Very Vanilla panel and adhered my embossed strip over the top.

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Lemon Lime Twist mat and into my Early Espresso card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got a Merry Patterns deer, in Early Espresso, on the front.  Then I added some Lemon Lime Twist pine boughs…

…then I added more Spooky Night DSP to the envelope flap, and embossed it in the Cable Knit Dynamic TIEF (probably can’t see that in the picture!)!

Et Voila!  I’m not in love with the card, but I AM in love with the Merry Patterns stamp set – which is still (and only!!) available thru the end of October.  Scroll on down to find out how to get it for yourself before it’s gone-baby-gone!  Hope you like!

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

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

Amy Koenders

Shelagh Freemantle

Mary Deatherage – YOU ARE HERE!

Jari Francis

Kristi Gray

Jaimie Babarczy

Have fun on the Hop!

TTFN

Mary


HOST CODE FOR 16 OCT – 31 OCT: 4HQU3GVF

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.


Designer Series Paper Sale…

 All Month Long!

Let’s admit it: we all just love gorgeous Designer Series Paper!  By popular demand, we are bringing back an incredible offer on Designer Series Paper. We’ll be able to buy three packages of select Designer Series Paper and get one FREE during October! This sale includes Designer Series Paper from both the annual and holiday catalogs. And we’re even including select Specialty and Designer Series Paper Stacks on sale!

So take advantage of this excellent opportunity and gather up lots of pretty paper!  Take a look-see at what’ll be up for grabs!!  Click the picture to open a handy – and colorful! – flyer!

 


MERRY PATTERNS HOST PROMOTION STILL AVAILABLE

Host a workshop or place an individual order totaling $300 or more (before shipping and tax) by the end of October, and you’ll earn this cool new stamp set for free!  Click the picture to open up a printable flyer!

Version 2
Get all the details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page right….here!


Stampin’ Blends – Available 1 November 17!

 


Say hello to a new world of colorful creativity! Meet Stampin’ Blends, artist-quality alcohol markers in 12 exclusive Stampin’ Up! colors.

With the release of the Stampin’ Blends on 1 Nov, we’ll also be offering a limited-time 16-card project kit and stamp set with beautiful line-art images.  This fun kit – and the coordinating stamp set feature beautiful line image art that will help you get blending!  Check it out!

The Color Me Happy Project Kit and the Color Me Happy Stamp Set will ONLY be available while supplies last.  So – be ready to snap it up when they “go live”! 

Stampin’ Blends Features

  • Add just the right amount of color where you need it with the brush tip or fine-point.
  • Each color (except Ivory and Bronze) has a light and dark shade marker, available individually or in a combo pack.
  • Stampin’ Up! has done in-house testing for evaporation and life testing and they are really happy with the results.
  • Press fit seal prevents air from entering the barrel and causing evaporation.
  • The nestable lids are easy to keep track of and have a tight fit for long-lasting color.  

So – be watching for more information about this fun new way to get yer color on!!


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


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

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

Lemon Lime Twist Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3″ Scalloped Circle (mat for sentiment)

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); 2 7/8″ Stitched Shapes Circle (sentiment)

Spooky Night DSP: 1 3/4″ x 5 1/8″ (lower 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!


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 – and probably none until I get home in the middle of November.  Sorry, y’all! 😦

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Stampin’ Up! Torn Corners Count My Blessings

Happy Tuesday!  Hoping that your week is going well.  Mine is…going.  Fast.  I’m going to look up and it’s going to be Saturday and I’ll be packing to go!  But I’m trying to consider that that just means it’s going to be closer to being over AND closer to seeing my friends (and the new Occasions catalog) at OnStage!!  And then…coming back home!

Yea.  That’s how I’m going to look at it.  Pull up my big girl panties and JUST DO IT!! 🙂

Today, though, let’s talk cards, shall we?  I made another card using the Count My Blessings stamp set.  Take a look-see:

Now – this isn’t my usual color scheme – I used them to play along with the Global Design Project challenge – but I keep forgetting that the deadline is in Australia time.  So…Tuesday there is Monday here and I keep missing it! 😦

The sketch, though, that inspired my layout comes from the CAS(E) This Sketch challenge.

And I also played along with the Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge – straight down the right side!

I started with a piece of Whisper White card stock and, using the leaf image in Count My Blessings, stamped all over it with Lemon Lime Twist ink.  

For my four layers with the rounded corners – I decided to tear the edges.  The bottom layer is Calypso Coral card stock.  Next up is a piece of Painted Autumn DSP – and I sponged the torn edges with a little more Lemon Lime Twist.  Then comes another piece of Painted Autumn DSP and finally, a piece of Whisper White.  I adhered each piece with Liquid Glue – and then trimmed the excess with my Paper Trimmer.  For the the last layer, the Whisper White panel, I stamped the Count My Blessings flower on before adhering it.

To stamp that flower, I used a couple of techniques I learned from Amy Koenders.  First I inked the stamp with Peekaboo Peach ink.  Then, I used a sponge dauber to add some Calypso Coral around the edges of the flower – giving it a little depth.  For the leaves, I used my Blender Pen to pick up the Peekaboo Peach ink – making way for the Lemon Lime Twist (the Blender Pen sort of works like an eraser!).  I added the Lemon Lime Twist by coloring them directly with my Stampin’ Write Marker.  Then I “huffed” on the stamp and stamped it on my Whisper White panel.  And adhered it with the Liquid Glue.  Finally, I Fast Fuse’d the card front to a Lemon Lime Twist mat.

My sentiment, also from the Count My Blessing stamp set, is stamped on Whisper White in Calypso Coral ink.  I cut it out with an oval Stitched Shapes Framelits die and matted it on a Lemon Lime Twist scalloped oval, cut with the Layering Ovals Framelits.  I used Liquid Glue to adhere them together and then popped them on the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  

I added a single Rhinestone Basic Jewel and the card front was done!

On the inside, I stamped another of the Count My Blessings flower images in Lemon Lime Twist across the bottom of a Whisper White panel.  Then I used my Peekaboo Peach Stampin’ Write Marker to dab color on each flower.  Finally, using the fine-tip side of my Calypso Coral Marker, I added just a touch of that to each flower, too.

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Lemon Lime Twist mat and into my Peekaboo Peach card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals, and the card was done.

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more Count My Blessings flowers in Lemon Lime Twist, Peekaboo Peach and Calypso Coral across the front…

…and a little more of the Painted Autumn DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  While this isn’t exactly my cup-o-tea in the colors department, it’s definitely a cheerful and fun card, yes?  And the Count My Blessings stamp set is certainly gorgeous, no if’s, and’s or but’s about it!  Hope you like!

TTFN

Mary  

P.S.  Getting close, y’all, but there’s just a couple days left for you to give me an assist and get in on a chance to earn a super-duper thank you gift!!  Jump in and help me reach that $1000 goal – and a big final quarter of the 2017 SU! Year!  Join my Super Workshop – read on for the details!


HOST CODE FOR 16 SEPTEMBER – 30 SEPTEMBER: YRS26ABP (Yes – this is the “Super Workshop” code that will reach the goal!)

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


SUPER WORKSHOP OPEN NOW!!

This week only, I’ve got a special workshop open – and I generated a special Host Code:  YRS26ABP.  I hope that y’all will place orders using that Host Code! – and help me reach my goal of a $1000 show!  

I for sure can’t do it alone, so…as a thank you to all who order with the special Host Code (YRS26ABP) this next week – yes this code is only good until the end of the month (30 Sept) – I have a few gifts!

First of all – TRIPLE Peppermint points!

Triple points makes it super fast and super easy to reach that magic number of 16 Peppermints.  Remember, when you hit that number, you’ll receive a FREE $40 gift from me that I’ll have shipped directly to you!  With this special – a single order of $149 will earn you an Instant Reward (yep – I’ll round up as a thank you!)

Second – of course you’ll get my ordering Thank You gift and one of my handmade cards (left blank so you can send it or keep it) and coordinating non-nekkid envelopes!

Third – when we get to the $1000 mark, the order that takes us over the edge….is going to receive a really (really!) nice thank you gift!  Here’s part 1 of the Thank You!  

What’s in the picture?  

There’s an I Want It All 2017 Holiday Catalog Share (in the cello bag); the Label Me Pretty Clear mount stamp set and the Pretty Label Punch,  a roll of 1/4″ Copper Trim and one roll of each color of 3/8″ Mini Chevron Ribbon (Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry and Old Olive).  

Inside the cello bag….

Quilted Christmas DSP Stack – 12 Sheets
Merry Little Christmas DSP – 6 Sheets  
Merry Music Specialty DSP – 12 Sheets
Christmas Around the World DSP – 6 Sheets
Year of Cheer Specialty DSP – 4 Sheets  
Champagne Foil – 2 Sheets
Painted Autumn DSP – 6 Sheets
Spooky Night DSP – 6 Sheets
Quilted Christmas 1/4″ Ribbon – 2 yards
7/8″ Striped Ribbon – 1 yard
Jute Twine – 3 yards
Mini Tinsel Trim Combo Pack – 1 yard Silver and 1 yard Real Red
Real Red 1/8″ Solid Ribbon – 2 yards
Vintage Crochet Trim – 1 yard
Stitched Felt Embellishments – 3 total – one of each of 3 designs
Mini Ornaments – 2
Green Sprigs – 2
Acetate Card Boxes – 1
Season of Glitz Mini Gift Bows – 9 total – 3 Green, 3 Red, 3 White
Foil Snowflakes – 4 total – 2 Silver, 2 Gold
Year of Cheer Embellishments – 4 total – one each of two designs in Silver and Gold
Mini Pizza Boxes – 1
3″ x 3″ Whisper White Envelopes – 4
Treat Tubes – 2
Christmas Around the World Embellishments – 3 total – one of each of 3 designs

Finally – on top of all that – Part 2 of the Thank You… the person making that final “push” order will get to spend all the Stampin’ Rewards, choose a half-price item and will receive the beautiful Merry Patterns stamp set!

And that’s on top of TRIPLE Peppermints, an Ordering Gift, a handmade card to keep or send, and the “candy” in the picture!

So – help me out, y’all – let’s hit this goal!  

P.S.  If you’ve been eyeballing my special Holiday Catalog bundles – now’s a great time to order!  I’ll use our special host code and that’ll count towards our goal.  And might even be the “final” order needed to go over $1000 – and you know what that would mean! 🙂


HOST CODE FOR 16 SEPTEMBER – 30 SEPTEMBER: YRS26ABP (Yes – this is the “Special” code that will reach our goal!)

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


MERRY PATTERNS HOST PROMOTION

Host a workshop or place an individual order totaling $300 or more (before shipping and tax) by the end of October, and you’ll earn this cool new stamp set for free!  Click the picture to open up a printable flyer!

Version 2

Get all the details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page right….here!


STAMPS-N-LINGERS BUNDLES

I’ve got some really cool Bundles for you to choose from – each of which will save you about 15%!  

Merry Little Labels Bundle (Wood or Clear Mount)

Quilted Christmas Bundle 

Painted Autumn Bundle

Spooky Night Bundle 

Christmas Around the World Bundle

Merry Little Christmas Bundle (Wood or Clear Mount) 

And – these bundles will also get you Peppermint Rewards Points from me!  And the September Tutorial – featuring the Painted Harvest Stamp Set.

Head over to my Bundles page – here – and check out all the details and get them for yourself! 🙂


PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:  


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Peekaboo Peach Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card front, scored and folded at 5 1/2″)

Lemon Lime Twist Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3″ scalloped oval (mat for sentiment)

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); 2 3/4″ Stitched Shapes circle (sentiment); art panel on card front – torn and trimmed to fit

Painted Autumn DSP:  Two layers on the card front – torn and trimmed to fit; envelope flap

Calypso Coral: Bottom layer on card front – torn and trimmed to fit

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


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Finn-Fan Fix  

Finn will, occasionally, stand up from his nap, stretch and come over to where I’m either working on the computer or at my stamping desk.

He stops in front of me, looking at me expectantly.

Sometimes it means he needs to go out.

More often – if means….Hug.

And I usually accommodate him – cuz…who doesn’t appreciate a good fur-hug in the middle of a stressful day?

Not easy to take a selfie with 65 pounds of wiggly Aussie half in and half out of your lap!

Consider yourself hugged! 🙂

TTFN

M  

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Stampin’ Up! Feeling of Christmas Seasonal Lantern

Mornin’, y’all!  I’m writing this on Monday evening from the hotel in Huntsville!  It’s been a long day.  Got up at 4, drove to Huntsville, did an hour and half briefing for the boss, then waited a significant portion of the rest of the day for the IT folks to load a printer driver on my work computer.

Got back to the hotel and took a short nap.  When I booted the computer…it wouldn’t log me in.  Guess how many folks were around at 5:15?

Yea.  

Got it resolved – finally – but it took driving back into the office and meeting the on-call IT tech to get it done.  Then had to work for a while to prep for the meeting tomorrow.

So – starting this blog late.  Which means I’m going to shut up now and get after it! 🙂

I used the pretty wreath in the Feeling of Christmas stamp set to make…a Fall-themed card.  Hmmm.  I borrowed a sentiment from the Seasonal Lantern and….take a look-see:

I played along with the fun Tic-Tac-Toe challenge for this one – straight across the diagonal!

It’s hard to tell in the photos, but I did two kinds of embossing on this one.

I started with a piece of Whisper White card stock and dry embossed it in the Petal Burst TIEF, then matted it (DE-bossed side up) on a Cajun Craze panel for the card front.

I wrapped a piece of Crushed Curry 3/8″ Mini Chevron Ribbon vertically around the panel, securing it in the back with scotch tape.

On the middle art panel of Whisper White, I stamped the “fill-in” wreath image from Feeling of Christmas in Crushed Curry.  Then I took the leaves-wreath image and inked it with Versamark and then Cajun Craze ink and stamped that over the top.  I quickly sprinkled the image with Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heated it up!

I colored the leaves with my Old Olive and Always Artichoke Stampin’ Write Markers and the little berries with the Cajun Craze Marker.  Then I added clusters of Crushed Curry and Cajun Craze Enamel Shapes – berries!  I popped the art work over the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

My sentiment, from Seasonal Lantern, is stamped in Crushed Curry on a strip of Whisper White, bannerized with my snips.  I edged the banner with Crushed Curry – flicking it with a sponge  Then I popped it over the wreath with more Dimensionals.

I stamped the image again in Cajun Craze on Whisper White and colored just the ribbon/bow in Crushed Curry and So Saffron, then fussy cut it.  I used a stylus to roll it a bit for some depth, then used teensy pieces of Stampin’ Dimensional to pop it over the stamped bow.  And that was it for the card front.

On the inside, I added some Cajun Craze sprays of leaves in the corners of a Whisper White panel and colored them with my Markers again like I’d done with the wreath.

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Cajun Craze mat and into my Crushed Curry card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got a reprise of the Feeling of Christmas sprays on the front…

…and then I embossed just the envelope flap in the Petal Burst TIEF.  Kinda hard to see….

Et Voila!  Just cuz the name of the stamp set says “Christmas” doesn’t mean it HAS to be used for that!  Which makes this Feeling of Christmas a really fun – and beautiful! – stamp set!  I actually think it’s one of our prettiest wreaths!!  Hope you like!

TTFN

Mary


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


MERRY PATTERNS HOST PROMOTION

Host a workshop or place an individual order totaling $300 or more (before shipping and tax) by the end of October, and you’ll earn this cool new stamp set for free!  Click the picture to open up a printable flyer!

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Get all the details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page right….here!


STAMPS-N-LINGERS BUNDLE SALE

I’ve got some really cool Bundles for you to choose from – each of which will save you about 15%!  

Merry Little Labels Bundle (Wood or Clear Mount)

Quilted Christmas Bundle 

Painted Autumn Bundle

Spooky Night Bundle 

Christmas Around the World Bundle

Merry Little Christmas Bundle (Wood or Clear Mount) 

And – these bundles will also get you Peppermint Rewards Points from me!  And the September Tutorial – featuring the Painted Harvest Stamp Set.

Head over to my Bundles page – here – and check out all the details and get them for yourself! 🙂


PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:  


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Crushed Curry Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card front, scored and folded at 5 1/2″)

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

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

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


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Finn-Fan Fix  

Quick FFF!

We went over to Scout’s house on Sunday for dinner.  Afterwards, we sat out under the trees and let the two kids play.  And play.

And.

Play.

My friends have chickens.  Scout has a sort of clue about herding them.  

Finn believes she’s wrong – he feels herding happens best from the front.

Shhh – let’s not tell him who’s really wrong in this case, okay?

Regardless – he thinks chickens are kind of fun.

And weird looking.

They appear to think the same about him.

Stare off….

TTFN

M  

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Stampin’ Up! Pretty Seasonal Lantern Wreath

Happy Hawmp day, y’all!  On a short week!  

I love short weeks.

Almost as much as I love long weekends!

In the Holiday Catalog, on page 27, the designers at Stampin’ Up! show a card where they’re stamping a wreath and using a punched out circle to help make the wreath round.

See it?

Okay.  And, there’s been a bunch of cards on the interwebs making wreaths with the new Leaf Punch.  

Well, for today, I decided to bump those wreaths up a notch – and use the punched circle technique to help me out.  I did use the Leaf Punch, but…I also used a die from the May Flowers Framelits, the Pretty Pines Thinlits, and the new Lantern Builder Framelits.  And, since I’d saved myself 10% by purchasing the Seasonal Lantern Bundle – I also used that matching stamp set.  Take a look-see:

The layout of the card was inspired by the sketch side of the Sugar Pea Designs challenge this week.

I started out with a piece of Wood Textures DSP and I dry embossed it in the Pinewood Planks Dynamic TIEF, then I matted it on a piece of Crushed Curry.  Like I’ve suggested in the past – I cut my panel a little bigger than I wanted it, dry embossed it, and then cut it down to size.

I punched a 2 1/4″ Circle from a piece of scrap card stock and used that to lightly pencil in a circle on the card front.

Next up, I started cutting. With my Leaf Punch I made 5 sets of Old Olive leaves (and I creased all the leaves).  Pretty Pines Thinlits contributed five Cajun Craze “berries” and the May Flowers Framelits made Crushed Curry bigger berries.  Using the leaf dies in the new Lantern Builder Framelits, I also cut some Champagne Foil leaves.  Finally, I made some little swirly-do’s with the Patterned Pumpkins Thinlits from Pumpkin Pie card stock.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere all the pieces in place and then made my sentiment.  I used the Seasonal Lantern sentiment and stamped each word individually in Early Espresso on another piece of Wood Textures DSP.  When I cut the words out, I tried to make them look like they were on old pieces of board.  I used my Early Espresso Stampin’ Write Marker to edge the two pieces – making sure to be sloppy enough to add some good shadow to the edges.

Using Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals, I popped the two “boards” onto the wreath.

I made a looped bow (aka Billie Moan Bow!) from Linen Thread and then made a double length bow from Crushed Curry Solid Baker’s Twine.  Using Glue Dots, I adhered them both to the top of the wreath.

I finished it all off with some Enamel Shapes in Cajun Craze and Pumpkin Pie – nestling them in close to the wreath.

On the inside, I took a small triple leaf image from the Seasonal Lantern stamp set and stamped them across the bottom of a Very Vanilla panel in Old Olive, Crushed Curry and Cajun Craze.

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Crushed Curry mat and into my Early Espresso card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got more of the Seasonal Lantern leaves across the front…

…and another piece of Wood Textures DSP on the envelope flap.  After I adhered the DSP with Liquid Glue and trimmed the excess, I ran just the flap thru the Big Shot in the Pinewood Planks Dynamic TIEF.  Hard to see in the picture, but you can really tell it in “person”!

Et Voila!  I love a wreath with a lot of “oomph!” – like I like my cards!  And these two or three die sets really came together so well to create a lovely and lush Fall wreath (she says oh-so-modestly!).  Add in the Seasonal Lantern sentiment and Champagne Foil leaves from the Lantern builder Framelits and I think we’ve got a winner!  Hope you like!

TTFN

Mary  



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NOW THRU 10 SEPT 17…

DOUBLE PEPPERMINT REWARD POINTS!

I’m offering Double Peppermint Reward Points for every order of $50 or more (before shipping and taxes) thru the 10th of September!!  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. 🙂

Don’t forget to add the Host Code below 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.

Let me know if you have any questions!


MERRY PATTERNS HOST PROMOTION

Host a workshop or place an individual order totaling $300 or more (before shipping and tax) by the end of October, and you’ll earn this cool new stamp set for free!  Click the picture to open up a printable flyer!

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Here’s the fine print:

  • Promotion period: September 1–October 31
  • The Merry Patterns Stamp Set is exclusive to the host promotion and will not be available after October 31
  • In order to qualify, the event merchandise total must reach $300 (before shipping and handling)
  • There is no limit to the number of times the Merry Patterns Stamp Set may be earned, but only one set can be redeemed per qualifying order
  • Demonstrator, Customer, Workshop, and online orders qualify
  • Orders must be closed by 11:50 PM (MT) on October 31
  • The Merry Patterns Stamp Set is in addition to Stampin’ Rewards (Yowza!)
  • The Merry Patterns Stamp Set may not be exchanged for another stamp set
Want some ideas about how versatile this set really is?
So…give me a shout-out and let’s get you hooked up.

Maybe think about doing a catalog show

  • I’ll send you a stack of 2017 Holiday Catalogs and a Host Code to give to all your friends!  
  • They’ll place their order online using the Host Code!  
  • Y’all have fun shopping for your holiday crafting goodies and YOU earn Stampin’ Rewards PLUS a super cute stamp set.  

Winner winner, chicken dinner!


PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:   


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

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

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

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

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

Crushed Curry Card Stock:  May Flowers Framelits berries

Old Olive Card Stock:  Leaf Punch leaves

Cajun Craze Card Stock:  Pretty Pines Thinlits berries

Pumpkin Pie Card Stock:  Patterned Pumpkins Thinlits swirly-do’s  

Champagne Foil:  Lantern Builder Framelits leaves

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  

The last weeks (or months…) of summer are fickle.

One minute it’s cool and dry and we think…whew!!  Here’s Fall!

And then…it’s the dog days of summer again.

Well – my little dog has two ways of dealing with the dog days.

One involves water – and it’s one of his (and kids everywhere!!) favorites….playing in the hose!

And the other way to cope is a….nice cool nap in the shade of the golf cart.

Cool concrete – a cool breee – and a bead on the back door in case someone comes out.

Not that he wants anyone to come out necessarily.

It’s just in case, don’t you know!

TTFN

M  

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Stampin’ Up! Lovely Words and Mayflowers

Happy Hawwmp Day, y’all!!  Hope your week is going well!  If nothing else – it’s half way over!!

And speaking of…day after tomorrow….2017 Holiday Catalog goes LIVE!!  Whoo-Hoo!!  I can hardly wait for you guys to be able to shop and gather up all the wonderful Fall and Halloween and Christmas and New Year’s goodies!!

Since that’s happening on Friday – that means today and tomorrow are the last days to get a Catalog Share – or to get signed up for one of my Painted Autumn Bundles!  So…tarry not!

Now – for today, I decided to pull out an Annual Catalog stamp set – the Falling Flowers set – and its matching die set, the Mayflowers Framelits.  When I added a die cut sentiment from the Lovely Words Thinlits….take a look-see:

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This one played along with three challenges today.  The first, from Hand Stamped Sentiments, inspired my layout

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Next up – a favorite kind of challenge for me, from the Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge.  I went right across the bottom row!

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Finally, my clean and simple color scheme is from the CAS-ual Fridays challenge.

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This was an easy card, y’all!

I started with a panel of Crumb Cake card stock and stamped it all over in Whisper White Craft Ink with the flourish image from the Falling Flowers stamp set.  Then I made some faux stitches with my Crumb Cake Stampin’ Write Marker and Fast Fuse’d it on a Whisper White mat.

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My art work is the large flower die in the Mayflowers Framelits.  I cut it out twice – once in Whisper White and once in Crumb Cake.  I held on to the cut-out pieces from the Crumb Cake flower.

To make the art, I cut the largest circle Stitched Shapes Framelit in Crumb Cake and adhered the Whisper White Mayflowers die cut to it with Liquid Glue.  Then I added the Crumb Cake cutouts into the negative spaces with little dabs of Liquid Glue.

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I popped the flower-decorated circle over the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Then I cut some leaves and a berry from Whisper White with the Mayflowers dies and adhered them with Liquid Glue, tucking them under the raised-up circle.

Next up is a short length of 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon, adhered with a little Liquid Glue.

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My sentiment is cut with the Lovely Words Thinlits in Whisper White and Crumb Cake.  I did one in Whisper White and two in Crumb Cake and adhered them in a stack.  Just a hint – you do have to carefully snip the sentiment out of the panel.  Then I adhered it to the card front with Liquid Glue.  A Rhinestone Basic Jewel finished off the card front.

On the inside I started with a Whisper White panel and adhered the Crumb Cake Mayflowers die cut to it with Liquid Glue.  I let it spill off the edge and snipped the excess with my Paper Snips.  Then I added some more faux stitches with my Crumb Cake Marker.

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I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Whisper White 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 a couple of Crumb Cake flowers from the Falling Flowers stamp set on the front…

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…and I added the Falling Flowers flourish in Crumb Cake on the envelope flap.

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Et Voila!  I like how the pops of white from the Falling Flowers flourishes and the Mayflowers Framelits die cuts look on the Crumb Cake, don’t you?  And the rough textured ribbon with a touch of Rhinestone bling!  Hope you like!

TTFN

Mary  



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


Painted Autumn Bundles Available Now – Get ’em QUICK!

Now’s your chance to get in on a couple of great bundles of goodies from the new 2017 Holiday Catalog featuring the beautiful Painted Autumn suite of products and some coordinating products.  

I’ve designed two bundles for you to choose from.  Check them out!

Bundle #1:  The Painted Autumn Deluxe – everything you need to start making cards from the minute it arrives at your door.  This bundle is $99 and includes free shipping (I can only ship to the US, folks!), free tax and a free goody!  Buying it all separately (including shipping, tax and your Free Goody!) would be about $125 (sorta depends on how much you’d give Uncle Sam!!).

Here’s what’s included in the $99 Deluxe Bundle:

  • Painted Harvest Bundle (stamp and Leaf Punch) – this is a photopolymer stamp set
  • Painted Autumn DSP Pack
  • Four “Fall-flavored” Classic Stamp Pads (Crumb Cake, Crushed Curry, Early Espresso and Garden Green)
  • Painted Autumn Card Stock Pack
  • 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon
  • Touches of Nature Elements Pack
  • Very Vanilla Note Cards And Envelopes Pack
  • Crushed Curry Solid Baker’s Twine  
  • FREE Jute Twine OR Black Rhinestone Jewels  

Bundle #2:  The Painted Autumn Basic – this one’s for you if you already have all the ink pads that you need to make gorgeous Fall cards.  This one is $76 and still gets free shipping and tax and a free goody!  The total cost if you bought them separately would be around $100.

Here’s what’s included in the $76 Basic Bundle:

  • Painted Harvest Bundle (stamp and Leaf Punch) – this is a photopolymer stamp set
  • Painted Autumn DSP Pack
  • Painted Autumn Card Stock Pack
  • 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon
  • Touches of Nature Elements Pack
  • Very Vanilla Note Cards And Envelopes Pack
  • Crushed Curry Solid Baker’s Twine  
  • FREE Jute Twine OR Black Rhinestone Jewels

There are more reasons to snap these up – including Double Peppermint Points and the September Online Tutorial featuring this Suite of products.  You can get all the details and a form to sign up for your bundle right here.  

Hope you’ll take advantage of this deal – it’s good only thru the end of the day on the 31st!  That would be day-after-tomorrow, just in case you’re not closely monitoring the imminent arrival of the new 2017 Holiday Catalog on Friday, 1 Sept! 🙂


2017 Holiday Catalog Shares

Just a few openings remain!

Shares give you a chance to…try before you buy!  Get a little taste of all the new Designer Series Papers, Ribbons, Trims and Embellishments without spending over $190 on a pack, roll or stack of every single new goody!  Shares will be open until 30 Aug – and I’ll place the order on 1 Sept!  For all the details – including a list of everything you can get – and a handy sign up form – go to my 2017 Holiday Catalog Shares page right…here!


 Have You Got a Copy of the Holiday Catalog Yet?!

No??  Well,  if you’ve got a SU! demonstrator, then you need to hurry quick and ask him or her to send you a copy of your own.  If you don’t – I’d be happy to send you one.  Just give me a holler right here – be sure to leave a mailing address! – and I’ll get one out to you ASAP! 🙂


These are the Last Few Days to Cash Your Bonus Days Coupons!

All thru the month of August, be sure to redeem the Bonus Coupons you earned in July!  You’ve got until 11:50 PM (MT) on 31 Aug to redeem your coupons.  Get all the info you need right here!


PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Crumb Cake Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card front, scored and folded at 4 1/4″); 2 7/8″ Stitched Shapes circle (art circle); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front)

Whisper White Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); Mayflowers Framelits die cuts

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  

A couple days ago, first thing in the morning, I was sitting in the living room in my chair watching some television and having my morning cup of coffee.  Wayne was still in bed.

I kept hearing some odd sounds from behind my chair, but it was behind me and dark in the living room.

I’d call Finn and get no response.  

I figured he was in the entryway, sleeping.  He does that – goes back to bed after going out the first time.

When it was finally time to get up and dress and feed, I discovered him…

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Just chillin’, Mom.  With my frisbee.

Now – to be honest, the furniture is sort of…discouraged.  But…look how cute he is!  Who could say anything about that – to that face?!?

TTFN

M  

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Stampin’ Up! This Little Piggy Goes Swimming!

Mornin’, y’all!  Hope you had a great weekend – and are ready for the week!

If you were able to join me last night on my Facebook Live video – thanks for spending part of your weekend with me! 🙂  If not, here’s the video to watch to see how to make today’s card!

I made a card to send to my friend who recently had surgery – and is having a rough time right now.  I hope this one, created with the This Little Piggy stamp set from the Annual Catalog and the Count My Blessings stamp set – avail on 1 Sept in the 2017 Holiday Catalog – will bring her a little smile.  Take a look-see:

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All the card cuts are below and the process to make the “ocean” is in the video, so give that a watch!

I made the ocean with some Color Theory DSP paper in Dapper Denim that I cut with the scalloped die in the Seasonal Layers Thinlits.  I also dry embossed each sheet in the Seaside TIEF.

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On my Whisper White card front, I painted a “sunset” in Daffodil Delight, Pool Party and a touch of Flirty Flamingo with my Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush.  I added some Pool Party clouds and the sentiment, from This Little Piggy, which is stamped in Dapper Denim.

I stamped two of the flying piggies in Flirty Flamingo on Whisper White and fussy cut them, then colored them in Powder Pink and Flirty Flamingo, again using the Clear Wink of Stella.

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I layered all the pieces onto my card front with Liquid Glue, Fast Fuse’d it to a Flirty Flamingo mat, then wrapped some Flirty Flamingo Baker’s Twine three times around the panel, securing it in the back with scotch tape.  My bow is adhered with a Glue Dot (I show you how to make that on the video, too!)  As a final touch, I added a Dapper Denim Glitter Enamel Shape to the middle of the bow.

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On the inside, I stamped the piggy again in Flirty Flamingo on a Whisper White panel and colored her again in Powder Pink and Flirty Flamingo.  Over her, using my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, I added the gorgeous sentiment from the Count My Blessings stamp set (available 1 Sept) in Dapper Denim.  Then I added a few Pink Pirouette Enamel Shapes hearts.

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I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Flirty Flamingo mat and into my Dapper Denim card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals, and the card was done.

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got another This Little Piggy piggy on the front…

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…and a piece of Dapper Denim Color Theory DSP on the envelope flap.

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Et Voila!  This (adorable) Little Piggy is cute enough to make anyone smile when they see her – but…two of them?!?  Diving and cavorting in the ocean?  Oh yea – I think it’s gonna work!  And how gorgeous is the font on that sentiment from the Count Your Blessings stamp set?  I hope you like! 🙂

TTFN

Mary  



HOST CODE FOR 16 AUGUST – 31 AUGUST: JJ2KJHPS

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


Painted Autumn Bundles Available Now!

Now’s your chance to get in on a couple of great bundles of goodies from the new 2017 Holiday Catalog featuring the beautiful Painted Autumn suite of products and some coordinating products.  

I’ve designed two bundles for you to choose from.  Check them out!

 

Bundle #1:  The Painted Autumn Deluxe – everything you need to start making cards from the minute it arrives at your door.  This bundle is $99 and includes free shipping (I can only ship to the US, folks!), free tax and a free goody!  Buying it all separately (including shipping, tax and your Free Goody!) would be about $125 (sorta depends on how much you’d give Uncle Sam!!).

Here’s what’s included in the $99 Deluxe Bundle:

  • Painted Harvest Bundle (stamp and Leaf Punch) – this is a photopolymer stamp set
  • Painted Autumn DSP Pack
  • Four “Fall-flavored” Classic Stamp Pads (Crumb Cake, Crushed Curry, Early Espresso and Garden Green)
  • Painted Autumn Card Stock Pack
  • 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon
  • Touches of Nature Elements Pack
  • Very Vanilla Note Cards And Envelopes Pack
  • Crushed Curry Solid Baker’s Twine  
  • FREE Jute Twine OR Black Rhinestone Jewels  

Bundle #2:  The Painted Autumn Basic – this one’s for you if you already have all the ink pads that you need to make gorgeous Fall cards.  This one is $76 and still gets free shipping and tax and a free goody!  The total cost if you bought them separately would be around $100.

Here’s what’s included in the $76 Basic Bundle:

  • Painted Harvest Bundle (stamp and Leaf Punch) – this is a photopolymer stamp set
  • Painted Autumn DSP Pack
  • Painted Autumn Card Stock Pack
  • 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon
  • Touches of Nature Elements Pack
  • Very Vanilla Note Cards And Envelopes Pack
  • Crushed Curry Solid Baker’s Twine  
  • FREE Jute Twine OR Black Rhinestone Jewels

There are more reasons to snap these up – including Double Peppermint Points and the September Online Tutorial featuring this Suite of products.  You can get all the details and a form to sign up for your bundle right here.  

Hope you’ll take advantage of this deal – it’s good only thru the end of the day on the 31st!  That would be next Thursday, just in case you’re not closely monitoring the imminent arrival of the new 2017 Holiday Catalog on Friday, 1 Sept! 🙂


2017 Holiday Catalog Shares Still Available!

Shares give you a chance to…try before you buy!  Get a little taste of all the new Designer Series Papers, Ribbons, Trims and Embellishments without spending over $190 on a pack, roll or stack of every single new goody!  Shares will be open until 30 Aug – and I’ll place the order on 1 Sept!  For all the details – including a list of everything you can get – and a handy sign up form – go to my 2017 Holiday Catalog Shares page right…here!


Paper Pumpkin is On Sale!


Here’s the Deets!

  • Only new month-to-month subscribers qualify for the 50% discount.
  • To participate in this promotion, subscribers must join between Thursday, August 11 and Monday, September 10, 2017 at 11:50 PM (MT).
  • The 50% discount only applies to your first kit. After that, the price for each month’s kit will return to the regular price of $19.95.
  • New subscribers must visit paperpumpkin.com to join.
  • Enter the promo code HALFOFF0917 at paperpumpkin.com to subscribe.
  • Unless you cancel, your membership will continue at full price after your first kit.

 Have You Got a Copy of the Holiday Catalog Yet?!

No??  Well,  if you’ve got a SU! demonstrator, then you need to hurry quick and ask him or her to send you a copy of your own.  If you don’t – I’d be happy to send you one.  Just give me a holler right here – be sure to leave a mailing address! – and I’ll get one out to you ASAP! 🙂


This is the Last Few Days to Cash Your Bonus Days Coupons!

All thru the month of August, be sure to redeem the Bonus Coupons you earned in July!  You’ve got until 11:50 PM (MT) on 31 Aug to redeem your coupons.  Get all the info you need right here!


PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:
The Count My Blessings stamp set will be available on 1 Sept in the 2018 Holiday Catalog!


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Dapper Denim Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card front, scored and folded at 5 1/2″)

Flirty Flamingo Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/8″ (mats for card front and for inner liner)

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); fussy cut piggies

Color Theory DSP:  3 7/8″ x 4 1/8″ (white bottom wave on stack – measured to top of scallop); 3 7/8″ x 2 1/2″ ( next blue wave); 3 7/8″ x 2 3/8″ (next white wave); 3 7/8″ x 2 1/8″ (“top” blue wave); 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  

Finn is a helper.

He helps the kitties get from one room to another.  Whether they want his help or not!

He helps me in the kitchen.

He helps his Dad in the….kitchen.

The other day we smoked a pork shoulder butt.

Wait – a “shoulder” “butt”?!?  What the heck is that!?

Regardless – we smoked it and then Wayne pulled it.

And – in the interest of ensuring that no pork would find it’s way to the floor, Finn helped!

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I’m not sure the picture fully captures the intensity and focus.  He never blinked….

TTFN

M  

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