Friendship

Stampin’ Up! Country Floral Artfully Aware for a Friend

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Yep – it’s HAAWWWMMMP Day!!

A friend of mine and her daughter are having a bit of a week, so I sent them each a card to let them know I’m thinking of them.  This one uses the new Artfully Aware stamp set and the gorgeoumous new Country Floral Dynamic TIEF (which you’ll be able to get for FREE with a $50 purchase as part of the Sale-A-Bration second release starting on 15 Feb!).  Take a look-see:

The layout for this one comes from the FUSION challenge this week!

I used the great Wood Textures DSP so that fits nicely with the Just Us Girls Trend Challenge!

Finally, I also played along with the theme challenge over at Inspire. Create!

I started with a piece of Wood Textures DSP and I ran it thru the Big Shot in the new Country Floral Dynamic TIEF (coming 15 Feb).  Once I had it embossed, I trimmed it down to my card front size and matted it on Balmy Blue.

I used my Light Stampin’ Blends in Balmy Blue, Petal Pink, Mint Macaron and the Dark Daffodil Delight to color all the embossed leaves and flowers.

I stamped the Artfully Aware image in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on Very Vanilla and colored it with more Blends – this time in Light and Dark Mossy Meadow and Balmy Blue, plus Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Soft Suede and Ivory for  hair and arms!

I adhered the panel to the card front with Liquid Glue.

To create the frame, I cut a 2 5/8″ x 4″ Rectangle Stitched Framelits from more Wood Textures DSP.  Then I cut a 1 3/4″ x 3 1/8″ Rectangle Stitched Die from the center.  I popped the frame over the art work with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I stamped the Artfully Aware sentiment in Balmy Blue on Very Vanilla and cut it with the pretty label die from the Needlepoint Elements Framelits.  I used some Liquid Glue on the ends and a Dimensional in the middle and stuck it onto the card front.

The Lovely Flowers Edgelits gave me a bouquet of little Balmy Blue and Petal Pink flowers.  I used a sponge wedge to lightly flick the same color ink on the petals and adhered them with Liquid Glue.  They all got a So Saffron Share What You Love Artisan Pearl in the middle.

I tied a bow from Mint Macaron Nature’s Twine, adhered it to the end of the sentiment with a Glue Dot and the card front was done!

On the inside, I added a second Artfully Aware sentiment in Balmy Blue to a Very Vanilla panel.  I inked the leaf from the new Painted Seasons stamp set (another FREE goody in the Sale-A-Bration Second Release!) in Mint Macaron and stamped it off three times and then stamped it over the sentiment using my Stamparatus.  It was a little too light – so I stamped it again (thank you, Stamparatus!) without re-inking!

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

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got more Painted Seasons leaves in Mint Macaron on the front…

 

…and I added more Wood Textures DSP on the envelope flap – and stamped THAT with the Painted Seasons leaf in Mint Macaron!

Et Voila!  This was a perfect image and sentiment for the purpose this week – and I think it will be a good one for many reasons and many people!  And…how about that Country Floral Dynamic TIEF?!?  Are you kidding me?  That folder is absolutely stunning!  Hope you like!

TTFN

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 1 FEB – 15 FEB: 6RK4QHZJ

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


Sticky Sweet Ordering Special!

For all orders of $50 or greater (before shipping and taxes) that has my current host code applied or for individual orders of $150 or greater placed through me between now and midnight MT on Monday, 18 Feb, you’ll get your choice of a free adhesive!

This can be anything that Stampin’ Up! sells that could be used as an adhesive! And for the adhesives that are $5 or under, two packs will equal one choice (see the items with the (2) on the list below) so if you select those, you’ll get double…and who doesn’t like DOUBLE?!!

The adhesive will be in addition to the normal thank you gift that I order for you!! Plus, since your order will be over $50, you’ll earn Sale-A-Bration item(s) too. A big double whoo-hoo for more free goodies!! And don’t forget that there will be 3 new Sale-a-bration selections available beginning on 15 Feb –  so you can even pick up the new items while you’re getting a free adhesive from me!

***Please note, if your order is over $150, do not apply a host code. If you apply a host code to your order, it’ll take away your host benefits and we don’t want that! But don’t worry, you’ll still be eligible for the free gift and free adhesive offer!

Here’s a list of the adhesives you can choose from:

Stampin’ Dimensionals (2)
Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals (2)
SNAIL
SNAIL Refill (2)
Multipurpose Liquid Glue (2)
Fine Tip Glue Pen
Tear & Tape Adhesive
Washi Tape
Glue Dots
Foam Adhesive Strips
Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets

I’ll be placing the order for the adhesives with my host orders on 16 Feb and again on 1 Mar, so please be sure to send your selections right away when you order…otherwise I’ll pick one for you and send it out with your thank you gift!

Let me know if you have any questions and Happy Shopping!!


Now is a Great Time to Join the Team!

Sale-A-Bration is the best time of the year to join the Krew!  You get to create your own “Super Bundle” (aka The Starter Kit – filled with $175 worth of YOUR choice of goodies!) and you’re only going to fork out $99 plus tax!  Stampin’ Up! will even foot the bill for shipping your kit to you!

So…$175 worth of goodies for $99?  That’s like…45% off!  And then, you’re going to get a perpetual 20% off sale on Stampin’ Up! products (yep – any and everything you purchase while you are an active demonstrator will get you at LEAST a 20% discount!).

Check out your two options – click the flyer!

Want to see some options for your Starter Kit?  These are just suggestions – YOU pick what YOU want – but they’ll give you an idea of how much GOODNESS you can select!!  Make note of the “Before 15 Feb” and “After 15 Feb” options – if you sign up by the 15th, you can pick Second Release Sale-A-Bration goodies for free in your Starter Kit!


New Sale-a-bration Options Available 15 February!!

Stampin’ Up! has three wonderful new options that will be available as Sale-a-bration items beginning on 15 February!  The new items are:

  • All Adorned Stamp Set – at the $50 level
  • Country Floral Dynamic Embossing Folder – at the $50 level
  • Painted Seasons Stamp Set & Designer Series Paper Bundle – at the $100 level

Click the picture above and you can see the whole flyer with pictures of the new goodies and samples made with them!


Retired Products Still Available

Check out my current Retired Goodies list and save yourself a bundle!


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

Product List

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

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

Balmy Blue Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); Lovely Flowers Edgelits die cut flowers

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 2″ x 3 1/2″ (art); Needlepoint Elements die cut label  (sentiment); 3 3/4 x 5″ (inner liner);

Petal Pink Card Stock: Lovely Flowers Edgelits die cut flowers

2018-2020 In Color 6″ x 6″ DSP:  3 3/4 x 5″ (card front); 2 5/8″ x 4″ (frame – with 1 3/4″ x 3 1/8″ cut out); 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?

You ready to go feed the ponies??

Sure, Mom.  Whatever.

TTFN
M

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Stampin’ Up! Strong & Beautiful Painted Seasons Sneak Peek

Happy Saturday, y’all!  Hope you’re having a great weekend so far – and have (maybe!) joined our fun Facebook Event!  If not – there’s still time to get in!

My card today further showcases the versatility of the soon-to-be-available Painted Seasons bundle (coming on 15 Feb – this will be available for FREE with a $100 purchase as a Sale-A-Bration goody!).  This time, I paired it up with the Strong & Beautiful Stamp set from the Occasions catalog as well as the SAB Part of My Story stamp set.  Take a look-see:

The layout for this one if from this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge.

I started with a Whisper White panel and, using my Stamparatus, stamped the pretty succulent flower from the Painted Seasons stamp set in Lemon Lime Twist.  I stamped it a bunch of times.

Next, I added the little dots image all around in Petal Pink.

I also used my Dark Petal Pink Stampin’ Blend to add little touches of pink to the tip of each succulent petal.  Then I matted the panel on Petal Pink with Liquid Glue.

The ribbon accent was made by tying a large-ish bow from the Petal Pink/Whisper White 5/8″ Variegated Ribbon and adhering it to the card front with a Glue Dot.

I stamped the sentiment from the Strong & Beautiful stamp set in Versamark on a piece of Vellum card stock, sprinkled it with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heat embossed it with my Heat Tool. Then I cut it out with a Rectangle Stitched Framelit.  I also cut a Petal Pink rectangle with the same die.  With Glue Dots under the embossed areas, I adhered the sentiment to its mat – and popped it onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I cut some Wonderful Floral Framelits leaves from Lemon Lime Twist card stock.  Then I colored some Butterfly Elements (from the Sale-A-Bration flyer – free with a $50 purchase) with my Call Me Clover and Petal Pink Stampin’ Write Markers.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the die cut leaves and wooden elements to the card front – tucking some under the sentiment.

Then I added a few Rhinestone Basic Jewels and the card front was done!

On the inside, I used my Lemon Lime Twist and Petal Pink Stampin’ Write Markers to directly color a sentiment stamp from the Part of My Story stamp set (FREE at the $50 level during Sale-A-Bration) and stamped it on a Whisper White panel.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Petal Pink mat and into my Lemon Lime Twist card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got another Painted Seasons succulent on the front…and before I send it it’s going to get more Petal Pink “dots”, too.  Sheesh, Mare…

…and some pretty paper from the Painted Seasons DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I am already totally in love with this image-only Painted Seasons stamp set – love being able to use the gorgeous flowers with one or more of the awesome sentiments we have available to us!  And the Strong & Beautiful and Part of My Story stamp sets sure have a lot of those – perfect for so many occasions!  I hope you like – and are looking forward to being able to pick this bundle for yourself when you place a qualifying $100 purchase.  15 Feb is right around the corner! 🙂

TTFN

 

 

 

P.S.  Hope to see y’all at 11am Eastern on our event page!  I’ll be talking about the Starter Kit – and how awesome it is during Sale-A-Bration!


HOST CODE FOR 1 FEB – 15 FEB: 6RK4QHZJ

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


You Can Still Join the Fun!

We’re hosting a Facebook Live event to share the opportunity to join the Stampin’ Up! family!  It’s going to be a great weekend of information – from me, Amy Koenders, Sue Prather and Jaimie Babarczy – fun and prizes! Get the details – and a link to join our event Facebook Page! – right here!

I’m up at 11am Eastern today and then Sue and Jaimie will round out the day! Here’s the schedule of videos thru the weekend!


New Sale-a-bration Options Available 15 February!!

Stampin’ Up! has three wonderful new options that will be available as Sale-a-bration items beginning on 15 February!  The new items are:

  • All Adorned Stamp Set – at the $50 level
  • Country Floral Dynamic Embossing Folder – at the $50 level
  • Painted Seasons Stamp Set & Designer Series Paper Bundle – at the $100 level

Click the picture above and you can see the whole flyer with pictures of the new goodies and samples made with them!


New Framelits Dies, New Punch and a New Stamp Set Coming 1 March!

Stampin’ Up! has some awesome new products that coordinate with the Sale-a-bration current and upcoming products that will be available for purchase beginning 1 March!  

Check out the new Framelits Dies that coordinate with the Lasting Lily stamp set, the Hello Cupcake stamp set, the So Hoppy Together stamp set and the Painted Seasons stamp set!  The Story Label Punch coordinates with the fantastic new More Than Words stamp set that will also be available 1 March!

You can see more about the Sale-A-Bration Coordination items in this flyer – click it to make it human size!


Retired Products Still Available

Check out my current Retired Goodies list and save yourself a bundle!


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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Lemon Lime Twsit Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); Wonderful Floral die cut leaves

Petal Pink Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 1 5/8″ x 2 3/4″  Rectangle Stitched Shape (mat for sentiment)

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

Vellum Card Stock: 1 5/8″ x 2 3/4″  Rectangle Stitched Shape (sentiment)

Painted Seasons 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

The last couple of days have given me some of my favorite weather.

Foggy mornings.

I love the fog – I suspect it stems from growing up in the SOCAL coastal region.  It has very strong – and good! – memories for me.

Also – when it’s foggy, I can pretend that just the other side of the trees is the Pacific ocean.  And that I can hear the waves.

It’s really just the distant sound of the freeway, but…hey.  A girl can dream!

The other thing I love about this misty weather is….the deer emerging…

Did you see her?

You can’t see them unless they move!

Finn – seldom sees them at all.

TTFN
M

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Stampin’ Up! Friendly Florentine Filigree Thanks!

Good morning!  Welcome to Tuesday!  I hope your week is going well.  We’re having a lovely little Spring-snap here in GA!  We even opened all the windows and doors on Monday – it was really nice to air the house out a little bit!  The Man spent much of the day outside enjoying the sunshine and breeze!  Would be nice if this lasted until…forever! 🙂

My card today uses a really cool little bundle in the 2019 Occasions catalog called the Florentine Filigree set.  The die that is in the bundle, the Florentine Thinlit, is a card-front-sized die that makes a wonderful element for our projects!  I put them all together in a few pretty colors and…take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Needlepoint Vibrant Vases

Good morning!  Are you all tired from watching the Super Bowl?  Didn’t the Thunderbirds do a bang-up job with the flyover!  Spot-on-time!  We were lucky that the weather was good so they could leave the roof open!

What was your favorite commercial?  There were a LOT of really good ones – bust-out-laughing-out-loud good ones!  My fave was probably the one with Jason Bateman as the elevator operator.  Car buying worse than a root canal…worse than “the talk”….worse than a colonoscopy…. ROFL!!  And the Audi commercial…HAHAHA!!  Okay – and a few of the T-mobiles…

My card today is a Clean and Simple one, using the wonderful new Vibrant Vases stamp set – that coordinates with the Vase Builder Punch (from the Annual Catalog).  I added some Needlepoint Nook DSP.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Fabled Friends for a Friend!

Happy Friday!  And it’s a Friday that I hope is starting to bring warmer weather to my friends in the great frozen almost-anywhere-but-here!!  🙂

I have a harbinger of Spring for y’all today, courtesy of the new Fable Friends stamp set. Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Beauty and the Butterflies

Good morning!  Ready for another week?  Hope you are – cuz…it’s happening, people! 😉

If you were able to join me last night for my Facebook Live video, I appreciate you spending part of your weekend with me!  If not, here’s the sorta-like-Memorex-only-from-this-century version on YouTube!

I pulled out the wonderful Beauty Abounds stamp set and the matching (bundled!) Butterfly Beauty Thinlits, plus a little FREE Botanical Butterfly DSP to make a clean and simple card.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Beauty and Butterflies Video Sneak Peek

Happy Sunday, y’all! Hope your weekend is going well!

We had a nice time last night with our friends – went to dinner (sorta spur-of-the-moment) – at the local Mellow Mushroom pizza house.  I’d forgotten how danged good their pizza is – it’s the crust.  Perfect!  Good evening – good company – good food!  We’re trying to go once every couple of weeks just to grab a bite and catch up.  Nice!

So – being that it’s Sunday and not “THAT Sunday in February” – which is…next week, yes? – we’ll get together tonight and make us a card shall we?  I’ll be live over on my Stamps-N-Lingers FB page at 8pm Eastern.  Our card will use some pretty Botanic paper, a real “beauty” of a stamp set and a few Beautiful butterflies!  Take a sneaky-peek:

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Stampin’ Up! Lovely Flowers Are Meant To Be Mine!

Mornin’, my peeps!  Hope your weekend is going well!  Mine started out great – on Friday! – with the arrival of my housekeeper!  She has recovered from her broken knee and been cleared to work by her physician!  I am very happy that she’s better – I mean, broken KNEE! Yikes!  She’s one of the hardest working ladies I know and I know it’s been hard on her being sidelined.  Oh – and I suspect it’s been hurting like crazy!  So – it’s good that she’s recovered as well as she has!

Finny was…beyond ECSTATIC to have her back!  He was gyrating from nose to wiggler for about 30 minutes!

His MOTHER was also beyond ECSTATIC at the prospect of a perfectly clean house – SHE was wiggling from nose to toes on the INSIDE! 😉

My card for today is a quick and easy little number that lets some beautiful All My Love DSP just shine thru!  I added in some sentiments from the Lovely Flowers and Meant To Be sets, plus a few little die cuts.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Wonderful Floral Romance

Happy Friday, y’all!  I’m glad to be back home again!  It was a good trip – learned a lot that’ll help me when I go for the longer haul in February.  Like…the hotel will be just fine for setting up my stampin’ spot.  It’s right next door to the Post Office.  AND – there’s all sorts of places to eat and shop right there, too – including an IKEA!

Whoo-hoo!

Oh – and I learned some work-related things, too – so…there’s that! LOL

So – on to the card!  I think we can all agree that one of the most beautiful-est suites in the new 2019 Occasions catalog is the Floral Romance, yes?  Part of that is the Floral Romance Specialty DSP, for sure – you guys have seen it and know it’s gorgeous!  And there’s also the Wonderful Romance Bundle – which includes the Wonderful Floral Framelits!  I used ALL of those in today’s project.  Take a look-see:

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