Friendship

Stampin’ Up! Boho Indigo Birthday Locking Gate Card with Video Tutorial!

Happy Friday, y’all!  I hope your week went well – our did.  And it went fast.  Like…Warp Factor Four, Mr. Sulu-fast.  What the heck??!  I mean – seriously, just last week I was 28 – and then…I was 29 in the blink of an eye.  At this rate I’ll be 60 before this time next year!

See…THAT’S funny cuz I actually WILL be 60 this time next year – with or without Warp-Speed-Time-Passing! 😉

If you were able to join me yesterday for my YouTube live, I appreciate you spending some time with me – if not, but you’d like to see the replay, here ’tis! 🙂

This is a gate card – without a bellyband.  Instead, it’s got a unique “locking mechanism” that holds the card closed.

As you can see – I did two versions.  The one on the right uses pieces that were leftover from putting my June Box of Sunshine Paper Pumpkin together – cool, huh?

That one was inspired by the sketch challenge over at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

I first saw this fun-fold when I got a birthday card from my friend Elisha Smith – then I took a peek at Amanda Chatsworth’s video.  And then – I modified it all a little bit to work as an A2 sized card and fit a Medium Envelope.

I started by creating a regular gate card – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ scored and folded at 2 1/8″ from each short end.  I used Basic Black for the lemons card and Misty Moonlight for the Boho Indigo card.

I adhered Artistry Blooms DSP or Boho Indigo DSP to their mats – Daffodil Delight or Very Vanilla – with Liquid Glue and then used Liquid Glue to adhere them to the “gates”.

The locking mechanism – which also functions as the card front – is created with four pieces of the mat-colored card stock – all the same size (2 5/8″ x 4 3/8″).  On two of the panels – I scored and folded them at 1 5/16″ on the short side.

I used Liquid Glue to “sandwich” the two folded panels between the other two panel to create an “X”.  Best way is to check the video – fast forward to about the 13 minute mark! 🙂

Once the “mechanism” was complete – it was just a matter of decorating!

The lemon card uses a black/dotted sticker and some die cuts from the Box of Sunshine Paper Pumpkin kit  I tied a little bow from the black/white twine in the Playful Pets Trim Combo Pack and adhered it with a Glue Dot.  The sentiment on that one is from the Fancy Phrases set – stamped in Rich Razzleberry on Whisper White.  It’s adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I added some of the adhesive-backed sequins from the kit as well!

On the Boho Indigo card, I adhered another piece of the Boho Indigo DSP to the mat.  Then I stamped the sentiment – also from the medley – on one of the pretty vanilla/gold die cut tags (from the medley – there is a LOT in this medley, y’all!).  I looped a piece of Night of Navy 1/2″ Frayed Grosgrain Ribbon thru the top and tied it with a length of gold twine from the Forever Greenery Ribbon Combo Pack.

I used some of the pretty leaves die cuts from the medley, adhering them to the card front with Liquid Glue – then popped the sentiment on with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I added some foil flowers AND some of the sweet little Paper Flowers with Liquid Glue.  Finally – I added some Gold Glitter Enamel Dots cuz it seemed like the right thing to do! 🙂

On the inside – I added a sentiment from Fancy Phrases in Rich Razzleberry to a Whisper White panel.  I adhered another leaf and a lemon with Liquid Glue and trimmed the excess with Paper Snips.  Then I adhered it into the Lemon card.

For the inside of the Boho Indigo card, I just stamped a Very Vanilla panel with the leaves image from the medley stamp set in Garden Green – stamping a couple of times without re-inking.  I matted it on Very Vanilla.

For the Whisper White Medium Envelope for my Lemon card got a sweet little flower from Fancy Phrases in Tuxedo Black and colored it with my Daffodil Delight and Granny Apple Green Watercolor Pencils.  I added Artistry Blooms DSP to the envelope flap.

On the front of the Very Vanilla Medium Envelope, I added more leaves from Boho Indigo in Garden Green – and then added the DSP to the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  This is a pretty easy fold – the mechanism is the only “hard” part – and it’s not very hard, either, once you see how it’s done!  If you’ve got the June Box of Sunshine kit – I hope this will give you some ideas about more fun projects to make with those extra pieces.  And – you NEED to get the Boho Indigo Product Medley if you don’t have it already.  It is simply amazing!!

I hope you like! 😉

There’s less than a week left in the month of June, y’all – which means less than a week to take advantage of the Pick a Free Bundle Joining Special and the Catalog Kickoff Ordering Celebration to get those extra Stampin’ Rewards!  Don’t miss out!

If you want to recreate this card – all the Stampin’ Up! products you need are listed down below along with the card cuts!

TTFN

M

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 16 JUN – 30 JUN: 7F4JP7U6

The June Tutorial features the Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle!

Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift (AND the Monthly Card Tutorial!) from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in any active Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!  See my Rewards page for full details.


Time is Growing Short!

The Pick a FREE BUNDLE Starter Kit Joining Special Ends Next Week!!

Take a look-see at the June Stampin’ Up! Joining Special!

We’ve got an Joining Special going on now – but only thru the end of June (psst – that’s next week already!)!

It’s a bundle bash!  If you’ve been thinking about becoming a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, now’s the perfect time to join. Not only will you get the Starter Kit—already a great value at $99 for $125 worth of products—but for a limited time, you’ll get to select ANY Bundle from the new 2020–2021 Annual Catalog for FREE.

And – there are THIRTY-FOUR to pick from!

There could not be a better time to join the Team!!

THERE’S NO RISK!

NO PRESSURE OR OBLIGATION TO SELL TO OTHERS

NO PENALTY TO DROP

SAVE 20% ON EVERYTHING YOU PURCHASE! 

Check out some of the benefits of joining…

  • See (and purchase from!!) all the new catalogs ahead of everyone else!
  • Get 20%–25% off all Stampin’ Up! products.
  • Earn additional income based on your sales and recruiting–just how much extra income is up to you.
  • Set your own schedule and put in as much (or as little) time as you’d like.
  • Get online training resources, events, and a demonstrator-only online community with thousands of project ideas.
  • Access to regular promotions!
  • Opportunity to earn incentive trips.
  • Learn creative tips and techniques, share ideas, and meet new friends who love papercrafting as much as you do!

I WELCOME HOBBY STAMPERS!  Purchase the $99 starter kit (and pick $125 worth of product! – PLUS that FREE BUNDLE!) and join Stampin’ Up! thru me and you’ll instantly become a member of my exclusive Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew Online Community!  It’s always a fun, pressure-free environment ((prizes, resources, ideas, friendship) and you’ll have the chance to share your work in our Monthly Challenges and maybe win the draw!

If you’d like more info on the benefits of joining Stampin’ Up! with me – you can check it out on my Join My Team page – or…give me a holler.


Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog Kickoff Celebration Is Ending SOON!

3 – 30 June 2020

This is a great time to earn FREE goodies from the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog!

Anyone who places an order of $250+ or holds a party with $250+ in sales during the month of June will receive $25 in extra Stampin’ Rewards!!  So, THAT means that you’ll earn $50 in Stampin’ Rewards with any order or party of $250+ that is submitted between June 3 and June 30! Yay!!!!

Here are the details:

  • Customer, workshop and online order types all qualify for this promotion.
  • Starter Kit orders do not qualify for this promotion.  But you CAN use your host cash toward the purchase of your Starter Kit…holler at me for details!
  • Paper Pumpkin prepaid subscriptions count toward a qualifying purchase. Month-to-month subscriptions do not qualify for this promotion.
  • The qualifying amount must be reached with merchandise prior to shipping and tax.
  • The $25 additional Stampin’ Rewards for this promotion will only be awarded once per order/party.
  • Order Deadline:  30 June 20; 11:50 PM (MT)

Here’s a flyer with the details, click on the image to open it to full-size.

Want to host a catalog party??

Drop me a note if you’d like to set up a catalog party!  I can set up a host code for you and you can have your stamping friends place orders with your host code.  If your party reaches $250 in sales, you’ll get that extra $25 in host cash when we close out your party!   If you’re interested, holler at me for all the deets!

Let me know if you have any questions.  Have fun making your shopping list!


Get the Stampin’ Up! Products Used in These Projects:   

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Basic Black or Misty Moonlight Card Stock:  5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, scored and folded at 2 1/8″ from each end on the long side)

Daffodil Delight or Very Vanilla Card Stock:  2″ x 5 3/8″ (mats for gates); 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (mat for inner liner on Lemon card); 2 5/8″ x 4 3/8″ (x4 – “locking mechanism”)

Whisper White or Very Vanilla Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (inner liner); 5/8″ x 3 1/2″ (Sentiment on Lemon card)

Artistry Blooms or Boho Indigo DSP:  1 7/8″ x 5 1/4″ (gates);  2 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ (DSP for card front on Boho Indigo card); 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 other day, I couldn’t find Finn.

Which was weird, cuz I knew he’d come in with me.

I’d taken his collar off.

I remembered it clearly.

But…he was disappeared.

I looked all over – even started to wonder about alien abductions.  Wormholes opening in the living room.

I gave Katy the side-eye…what did you do to your brother?

And then – I found him.

To be clear – I walked by him twice looking for him (it’s actually dark in there – this is a flash shot).  That’s a tiny little hallway to our third bedroom.  From the kitchen looking towards the back of the house – he was completely invisible.

He truly couldn’t have shoe-horned himself any deeper into that tiny little cranny!

TTFN
M

Categories: 2020-2021 Annual Catalog, Encouragement, Friendship, Happy Birthday, Joining Special, Ordering Special!, Special Promotions, Video Tutorial | Tags: , , , , , , , | 28 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Forever Lovely You for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

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

Our colors today aimed me at one of my favorite new papers in the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog – the Forever Greenery DSP.  I played with the fun Scrappy Strips technique and combined it with some Forever Flourishing Die cuts and sentiments from the Lovely You stamp set.  Take a look-see:

And here’s our color palette!

The layout is based on the sketch at this week’s CAS(E) This Sketch challenge.

I started with a piece of Pretty Peacock to build the scrappy strips card front.  Using a bunch of strips of Forever Greenery DSP in Just Jade – of varying widths between 3/8″ and 5/8″, I adhered the strips to the Pretty Peacock panel with Liquid Glue.

I used my Paper Trimmer to cut the excess off.

I popped this card front over a Pretty Peacock mat with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Using the Forever Flourishing Dies, I cut the large leaf from Pear Pizzazz, two smaller round-leaf boughs from Pretty Peacock and a final leaf bough from Just Jade card stocks.

I used a couple of Glue Dots to adhere a new Gold Hoop to the card front, then popped the Pear Pizzazz leaf over top with a few Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I added the other leaves with Liquid Glue.

On a piece of Whisper White, I stamped the Lovely You sentiment in Pretty Peacock.  Over it, in stamped-off-once Pear Pizzazz, I stamped the leaf from Lovely You twice without re-inking. Then I cut the label with a die from the Tasteful Labels die set.

I doubled a length of Just Jade 3/8″ Gingham Ribbon from the Flowers For Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack and tied a piece of Gold trim from the Forever Greenery Trim Combo around it.  I adhered the tied bow to the card front with a Glue Dot.

I popped the sentiment over the bow with Stampin’ Dimensionals, added a Just Jade 2020-2022 In Color Enamel Dot and the card front was done!

On the inside, I added a second Lovely You sentiment in Pretty Peacock to a Whisper White panel.  In the corner, I added a few leaves in stamped-off-once Pear Pizzazz (stamping it twice without re-inking) and a couple in Just Jade.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Pretty Peacock mat and into my Pear Pizzazz card base, adhered the card front with Liquid Glue and the card front was done.

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more Lovely You leaves on the front…

…and more of the Forever Greenery DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Lovely You is a sweet, sentiment-heavy stamp set, with beautiful fonts and some floral images to boot!

The Forever Flourishing Die set has wunnermus leaves that coordinate perfectly with the Forever Greenery DSP!

Et Voila!  I hope you like – and…have!! If not – you should get! 😉

If you’d like to recreate this card, all the products and card cuts are listed below!

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

Amy Koenders

Mary Deatherage – YOU ARE HERE!

Kristi Gray

Jaimie Babarczy

Sue Prather

Karen Finkle

Eva Dobilas

Akiko Sudano

Karen Ksenzakovic

Have fun on the Hop!!

TTFN

M

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 16 JUN – 30 JUN: 7F4JP7U6

The June Tutorial features the Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle!

Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift (AND the Monthly Card Tutorial!) from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in any active Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!  See my Rewards page for full details.


YouTube Live – After Lunch Bunch!

I’m planning to go live today on my YouTube channel with a new project!  Come on over and see what I’m up to today at 1:00 PM ET!  Look forward to seeing you then!


Want To Be Part of Our Fun Team??

I’d Love to See YOUR Face in Our Team Get Togethers!

Take a look-see at the June Stampin’ Up! Joining Special! 


We’ve got an amazing new Joining Special  – just in time for the new Catalog!

It’s a bundle bash!  If you’ve been thinking about becoming a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, now’s the perfect time to join. Not only will you get the Starter Kit—already a great value at $99 for $125 worth of products—but for a limited time, you’ll get to select ANY Bundle from the new 2020–2021 Annual Catalog for FREE.

And – there are THIRTY-FOUR to pick from!

There could not be a better time to join the Team!!

THERE’S NO RISK!

NO PRESSURE OR OBLIGATION TO SELL TO OTHERS

NO PENALTY TO DROP

SAVE 20% ON EVERYTHING YOU PURCHASE! 

Check out some of the benefits of joining…

  • See (and purchase from!!) all the new catalogs ahead of everyone else!
  • Get 20%–25% off all Stampin’ Up! products.
  • Earn additional income based on your sales and recruiting–just how much extra income is up to you.
  • Set your own schedule and put in as much (or as little) time as you’d like.
  • Get online training resources, events, and a demonstrator-only online community with thousands of project ideas.
  • Access to regular promotions!
  • Opportunity to earn incentive trips.
  • Learn creative tips and techniques, share ideas, and meet new friends who love papercrafting as much as you do!

I WELCOME HOBBY STAMPERS!  Purchase the $99 starter kit (and pick $125 worth of product! – PLUS that FREE BUNDLE!) and join Stampin’ Up! thru me and you’ll instantly become a member of my exclusive Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew Online Community!  It’s always a fun, pressure-free environment ((prizes, resources, ideas, friendship) and you’ll have the chance to share your work in our Monthly Challenges and maybe win the draw!

If you’d like more info on the benefits of joining Stampin’ Up! with me – you can check it out on my Join My Team page – or…give me a holler.


Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog Kickoff Celebration

3 – 30 June 2020

The brand new 2020–2021 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog is live and Stampin’ Up! is having a celebration!

Anyone who places an order of $250+ or holds a party with $250+ in sales during the month of June will receive $25 in extra Stampin’ Rewards!!  So, THAT means that you’ll earn $50 in Stampin’ Rewards with any order or party of $250+ that is submitted between June 3 and June 30! Yay!!!!

Here are the details:

  • Customer, workshop and online order types all qualify for this promotion.
  • Starter Kit orders do not qualify for this promotion.  But you CAN use your host cash toward the purchase of your Starter Kit…holler at me for details!
  • Paper Pumpkin prepaid subscriptions count toward a qualifying purchase. Month-to-month subscriptions do not qualify for this promotion.
  • The qualifying amount must be reached with merchandise prior to shipping and tax.
  • The $25 additional Stampin’ Rewards for this promotion will only be awarded once per order/party.
  • Order Deadline:  30 June 20; 11:50 PM (MT)

Here’s a flyer with the details, click on the image to open it to full-size.

Want to host a catalog party??

Drop me a note if you’d like to set up a catalog party!  I can set up a host code for you and you can have your stamping friends place orders with your host code.  If your party reaches $250 in sales, you’ll get that extra $25 in host cash when we close out your party!   If you’re interested, holler at me for all the deets!

Let me know if you have any questions.  Have fun making your shopping list!


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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Pear Pizzazz Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, scored and folded at 4 1/4″); Forever Flourishing die cut leaves

Pretty Peacock Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); Forever Flourishing die cut leaves

Just Jade Card Stock: Forever Flourishing die cut leaves

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); Tasteful Labels die cut (sentiment)

Forever Greenery DSP: strips for card front; envelope flap


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


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


Finn Fan Fix


No FFF’s on Blog Hop Days!

TTFN
M

Categories: 2020-2021 Annual Catalog, For A Friend, Friendship, Joining Special, Ordering Special!, Recruiting Special, Special Promotions | Tags: , , , , , , | 14 Comments

Stampin’ Up! A Simple Hello From Forever Fern!

‘Sup, y’all!??  Hope your week is going well and that you’re staying safe.

And masked.  And socially distanced!  We’re seeing spikes in cases, people – time to hunker back down if you’ve de-hunkered!

Just sayin’!

At our awesome Zoom team meeting this past weekend, three of us prepped and led the group in creating a card with the wonderful new Forever Fern bundle.  I’ll share Amy and Sue’s cards later this week – mine was (uncharacteristically!) simple – letting some Forever Gold Laser-Cut Specialty Paper add just the right amount of bling!  Take a look-see!

See what I mean?

While I stamped and talked the team thru the card – I could see all their pretty faces looking back at me!

It was so cool to be “together” to stamp and craft and laugh!  Yeah ZOOM!!!

This one started with some of the pretty Forever Greenery DSP matted on Soft Sea Foam for the card front.

We embossed a Shaded Spruce panel in the Greenery Embossing Folder, matted it on Soft Sea Foam and adhered it to the card front with Stampin’ Seal.

Then, the pretty floral Forever Gold Laser-Cut Specialty Paper die cut was adhered with Liquid Glue.

On a seperate piece of Soft Sea Foam, I stamped the sentiment from Forever Fern in Shaded Spruce ink.

I stamped a couple of small leaf images in Soft Sea Foam and a few of the splatter image in stamped-off-once Shaded Spruce.  Then I cut the sentiment with the next-to-smallest circle Stitched Shapes Die.

I popped the sentiment onto the gold die cut with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I added some of the white Elegant Faceted Gems and the card front was done!

Told you it was quick and easy! 😉

On the inside, I added some larger Forever Fern leaves in Shaded Spruce, smaller leaves in Soft Sea Foam, and some splatters in stamped-off-once Shaded Spruce.  Then I added more Elegant Faceted Gems!

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Soft Sea Foam 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 more of the Forever Fern leaves and splatters on the front…

…and a little more Forever Greenery DSP on the envelope flap!

Et Voila!  Wow – I do SO love this Forever Fern bundle with the Forever Flourishing dies that cut out stand-alone leaves as well as stamped leaf images – WHAT A SET!!…

And the two papers in the suite are gorgeous!

Et Voila!  I hope you like and have this set on your list!  I’ll be bringing you a couple more cards using it as the week goes by – if you don’t want it now…you WILL! 🙂

If you want to recreate this card – all the Stampin’ Up! products you need are listed down below along with the card cuts!

TTFN

M

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 16 JUN – 30 JUN: 7F4JP7U6

The June Tutorial features the Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle!

Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift (AND the Monthly Card Tutorial!) from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in any active Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!  See my Rewards page for full details.


Stamps-N-Lingers Special Bundles Sale Ends Tomorrow!

With the arrival of the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog, I’ve once again gathered up some goodies from the new Suites (and beyond!) that coordinate with each other and will get you well on the way to making great cards and projects!

I spent some time curating these bundles for you to choose from.  Like your own Personal Shopper.  When you order them, you’ll save around 10-15% off ordering everything yourself!  And every Special Bundle includes a FREE GIFT! 🙂

There are a bunch o-bundles to pick from and free gifts with each bundle.  Check them out right here – and use the handy form at the bottom of the page to get your order placed!

These Special Bundles will only be available until 17 Jun! 😳😳😳


New Online Host Club Starting in July!

Would you like to build up your Stampin’ Up! tool chest a little at a time?  Would you like to also receive host benefits? An Online Host Club might be the perfect solution for you!  I’ve got openings in the Club starting in July – which is great for the Annual Catalog AND for the 2020 Aug – Dec Mini Catalog!

You’ll be the “Host” – in quotes because you get all of the benefits and none of the work! – during the 6 months…

Check my Online Host Club 2020 page for all the details!


Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog Kickoff Celebration

3 – 30 June 2020

The brand new 2020–2021 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog is live and Stampin’ Up! is having a celebration!

Anyone who places an order of $250+ or holds a party with $250+ in sales during the month of June will receive $25 in extra Stampin’ Rewards!!  So, THAT means that you’ll earn $50 in Stampin’ Rewards with any order or party of $250+ that is submitted between June 3 and June 30! Yay!!!!

Here are the details:

  • Customer, workshop and online order types all qualify for this promotion.
  • Starter Kit orders do not qualify for this promotion.  But you CAN use your host cash toward the purchase of your Starter Kit…holler at me for details!
  • Paper Pumpkin prepaid subscriptions count toward a qualifying purchase. Month-to-month subscriptions do not qualify for this promotion.
  • The qualifying amount must be reached with merchandise prior to shipping and tax.
  • The $25 additional Stampin’ Rewards for this promotion will only be awarded once per order/party.
  • Order Deadline:  30 June 20; 11:50 PM (MT)

Here’s a flyer with the details, click on the image to open it to full-size.

Want to host a catalog party??

Drop me a note if you’d like to set up a catalog party!  I can set up a host code for you and you can have your stamping friends place orders with your host code.  If your party reaches $250 in sales, you’ll get that extra $25 in host cash when we close out your party!   If you’re interested, holler at me for all the deets!

Let me know if you have any questions.  Have fun making your shopping list!


Want To Be Part of Our Fun Team??

I’d Love to See YOUR Face in Our Team Get Togethers!

Take a look-see at the June Stampin’ Up! Joining Special! 


We’ve got an amazing new Joining Special  – just in time for the new Catalog!

It’s a bundle bash!  If you’ve been thinking about becoming a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, now’s the perfect time to join. Not only will you get the Starter Kit—already a great value at $99 for $125 worth of products—but for a limited time, you’ll get to select ANY Bundle from the new 2020–2021 Annual Catalog for FREE.

There could not be a better time to join the Team!!

THERE’S NO RISK!

NO PRESSURE OR OBLIGATION TO SELL TO OTHERS

NO PENALTY TO DROP

SAVE 20% ON EVERYTHING YOU PURCHASE! 

Check out some of the benefits of joining…

  • See (and purchase from!!) all the new catalogs ahead of everyone else!
  • Get 20%–25% off all Stampin’ Up! products.
  • Earn additional income based on your sales and recruiting–just how much extra income is up to you.
  • Set your own schedule and put in as much (or as little) time as you’d like.
  • Get online training resources, events, and a demonstrator-only online community with thousands of project ideas.
  • Access to regular promotions!
  • Opportunity to earn incentive trips.
  • Learn creative tips and techniques, share ideas, and meet new friends who love papercrafting as much as you do!

I WELCOME HOBBY STAMPERS!  Purchase the $99 starter kit (and pick $125 worth of product! – PLUS that FREE BUNDLE!) and join Stampin’ Up! thru me and you’ll instantly become a member of my exclusive Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew Online Community!  It’s always a fun, pressure-free environment ((prizes, resources, ideas, friendship) and you’ll have the chance to share your work in our Monthly Challenges and maybe win the draw!

If you’d like more info on the benefits of joining Stampin’ Up! with me – you can check it out on my Join My Team page – or…give me a holler.


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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

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

Soft Sea Foam Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2 1/8″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for embossed front panel); next-to-smallest Stitched Shapes Circle Die cut (sentiment)

Shaded Spruce Card Stock: 2″ x 5 1/4″ (embossed front panel)

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

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


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


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


Finn Fan Fix


Yesterday was Finn’s six-month Wellness check.

At about….8 months!  Between the vet and I, we’d pushed it right a couple of times.

Thank you, COVID.

But – this is the “off” check – just checking general health and well-being (and the dreaded scale!) – no shots or blood work.  And, since he’s a pretty healthy dude – it seemed like the right thing to do!

As always – he was very very happy to go and see his friends at the clinic.  And they really love him there.

And, y’all – he is SO stinkin’ good!  The new protocol is that owners can go into the exam room as long as they’re wearing a mask, but the tech takes the patient to the back for the exam.

Finn went with her with not so much as a backwards glance.

I got this, Mom!

Then he comes back in with this giant grin and wiggler wagging.

And plops down next to me to see what’s going to happen next.

He likes their cool floor, I think!

But – he’s always interested as soon as the little knock at the door comes…

Come on in, Dr. Chris!  We’re ready for you! 🙂

You’ll be glad to know that, except for what appears to be some developing arthritis in his left hand, he’s hale, hearty and healthy!

TTFN
M

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Stampin’ Up! Prized Peony Bouquet Thank You with a Video Tutorial!

Good morning and Happy Friday! 🙂  Hope you’ve got a fun weekend planned!

I’m hoping to have some friends come this afternoon to do a little card making.  We’ll wear our masks and stay as socially distanced as possible. But – she’s retiring from the airline soon and is thinking maybe card-ing would be fun now that she’ll have some time.  And – she’s intrigued (rightly enough!) by the current joining special.  She likes the sound of “FREE” as much as the next person – and a bundle of free?  Yes, please! 🙂

Now – one of the awesomer new bundles in the catalog and…one she – or you! – could pick for free – is the Prized Peony Bundle.  The Prized Peony stamp set is gorgeous, for sure.  But – the real prize (see what I did there?) is the bundled Peony Dies.  Which lets you cut out all the gorgeous flower images in the stamp set AND lets you build stunning 3D peonies. Like I created today.  Take a look-see:

So – if you were able to join me yesterday for my YouTube live, I appreciate you spending some time with me – and you got to see exactly how to build these peonies.  If not – take a gander at it here on YouTube.  Moving pictures are worth a gazillion words! 😉

The layout for this one was loosely inspired by this week’s challenge over at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

I started with a piece of In Good Taste DSP wood-grain paper that I matted on Just Jade for the card front using new Stampin’ Seal.

I created some leaves using the dies in the Peony Dies – each leaf uses two different dies.  I created them from Just Jade 2020-2022 In Color 6″ x 6″ DSP and from Mint Macaron card stock.  The larger solid leaves in Mint Macaron, I embossed in the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder.

Then I adhered the leaf parts together with Liquid Glue.

I cut three flowers – they each take 4 parts….

One I cut from Whisper White card stock, one from Mango Melody Brights 6″ x 6″ DSP and one from So Saffron Subtles 6″ x 6″ DSP.  Using an almost-dry Sponge Dauber, I lightly brushed the edges of all the flower pieces.

I ran the four Whisper White petals thru the cutting and embossing machine in the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder.

Then I used my Bone Folder to curl all the petals into a most-realistic looking shape. 😉

Finally – I assembled all the flowers.  Just remember – the smallest petal into the next largest into the next largest and finally into the biggest petal.  Align the “notch” at the bottom and adhere with Liquid Glue.

Confused?  Truly – it’s easy.  Watch the video and I’ll prove it to you! 🙂

I stamped the Prized Peony sentiment in Early Espresso on a piece of Whisper White, then used the smallest rectangle die cut in the Stitched So Sweetly die set to cut the sentiment.  That die is the right width – but is too short.  So…I made the cut longer by running thru the machine twice.  Check the video – this part starts at about 34:45 into the video.  LOTS easier to show than to write! 🙂

I laid out my collage and took a picture – first of the whole thing and then with the top flower off…

Then I started adhering all the pieces and parts with Liquid Glue and Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I used a couple of Glue Dots to adhere a Linen Thread “Figure 8” before adding the final Mango Melody flower.

A few of the new Elegant Faceted Gems – the pink ones – finished off the card front!

On the inside, I inked the Peony image (the middle sized one) from Prized Peony in Magenta Madness.  Then I stamped it off twice before stamping a Whisper White panel.  I repeated that three more times.  Then I colored them with my Light So Saffron and Light Mango Melody Stampin’ Blends.  I also added a second sentiment in Early Espresso.

I used Stampin’ Seal to adhere the panel to a Just Jade mat and into my Early Espresso card base, added the card front with Liquid Glue – and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got another Prized Peony on the front…

…and more of the In Good Taste DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila – does this Peony Die set not make the more stunningly gorgeous flowers??  I can’t believe how real you can make them look – just by stacking four die cuts together!  And the beautiful images and sentiments in the bundled Prized Peony round this out to be the perfect bundle!

I hope you like – and have this one coming soon!  Or…that it’s on the short list for your free pick when you join my team! 😉

If you’d like to re-create this card, all the products needed and card cuts are down below! 🙂

TTFN

M

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 1 JUN – 15 JUN: VEKRRJF6

The June Tutorial features the Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle!

Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift (AND the Monthly Card Tutorial!) from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in any active Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!  See my Rewards page for full details.


Stamps-N-Lingers Special Bundles Available For a Limited Time

With the arrival of the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog, I’ve once again gathered up some goodies from the new Suites (and beyond!) that coordinate with each other and will get you well on the way to making great cards and projects!

I spent some time curating these bundles for you to choose from.  Like your own Personal Shopper.  When you order them, you’ll save around 10-15% off ordering everything yourself!  And every Special Bundle includes a FREE GIFT! 🙂

There are a bunch o-bundles to pick from and free gifts with each bundle.  Check them out right here – and use the handy form at the bottom of the page to get your order placed!

These Special Bundles will only be available until 17 Jun! 😳😳😳


New Online Host Club Starting in July!

Would you like to build up your Stampin’ Up! tool chest a little at a time?  Would you like to also receive host benefits? An Online Host Club might be the perfect solution for you!  I’ve got openings in the Club starting in July – which is great for the Annual Catalog AND for the 2020 Aug – Dec Mini Catalog!

You’ll be the “Host” – in quotes because you get all of the benefits and none of the work! – during the 6 months…

Check my Online Host Club 2020 page for all the details!


Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog Kickoff Celebration

3 – 30 June 2020

The brand new 2020–2021 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog is live and Stampin’ Up! is having a celebration!

Anyone who places an order of $250+ or holds a party with $250+ in sales during the month of June will receive $25 in extra Stampin’ Rewards!!  So, THAT means that you’ll earn $50 in Stampin’ Rewards with any order or party of $250+ that is submitted between June 3 and June 30! Yay!!!!

Here are the details:

  • Customer, workshop and online order types all qualify for this promotion.
  • Starter Kit orders do not qualify for this promotion.  But you CAN use your host cash toward the purchase of your Starter Kit…holler at me for details!
  • Paper Pumpkin prepaid subscriptions count toward a qualifying purchase. Month-to-month subscriptions do not qualify for this promotion.
  • The qualifying amount must be reached with merchandise prior to shipping and tax.
  • The $25 additional Stampin’ Rewards for this promotion will only be awarded once per order/party.
  • Order Deadline:  30 June 20; 11:50 PM (MT)

Here’s a flyer with the details, click on the image to open it to full-size.

Want to host a catalog party??

Drop me a note if you’d like to set up a catalog party!  I can set up a host code for you and you can have your stamping friends place orders with your host code.  If your party reaches $250 in sales, you’ll get that extra $25 in host cash when we close out your party!   If you’re interested, holler at me for all the deets!

Let me know if you have any questions.  Have fun making your shopping list!


Want to Join Us?

Check out the June Stampin’ Up! Joining Special! 


We’ve got an amazing new Joining Special  – just in time for the new Catalog!

It’s a bundle bash!  If you’ve been thinking about becoming a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, now’s the perfect time to join. Not only will you get the Starter Kit—already a great value at $99 for $125 worth of products—but for a limited time, you’ll get to select ANY Bundle from the new 2020–2021 Annual Catalog for FREE.

There could not be a better time to join the Team!!

THERE’S NO RISK!

NO PRESSURE OR OBLIGATION TO SELL TO OTHERS

NO PENALTY TO DROP

SAVE 20% ON EVERYTHING YOU PURCHASE! 

Check out some of the benefits of joining…

  • See (and purchase from!!) all the new catalogs ahead of everyone else!
  • Get 20%–25% off all Stampin’ Up! products.
  • Earn additional income based on your sales and recruiting–just how much extra income is up to you.
  • Set your own schedule and put in as much (or as little) time as you’d like.
  • Get online training resources, events, and a demonstrator-only online community with thousands of project ideas.
  • Access to regular promotions!
  • Opportunity to earn incentive trips.
  • Learn creative tips and techniques, share ideas, and meet new friends who love papercrafting as much as you do!

I WELCOME HOBBY STAMPERS!  Purchase the $99 starter kit (and pick $125 worth of product! – PLUS that FREE BUNDLE!) and join Stampin’ Up! thru me and you’ll instantly become a member of my exclusive Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew Online Community!  It’s always a fun, pressure-free environment ((prizes, resources, ideas, friendship) and you’ll have the chance to share your work in our Monthly Challenges and maybe win the draw!

If you’d like more info on the benefits of joining Stampin’ Up! with me – you can check it out on my Join My Team page – or…give me a holler.


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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

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

Just Jade Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for card front and for inner liner); Peony Die cut leaves

Whisper White Card Stock: 7/8″ x 2 1/4″  Stitched So Sweetly Die Cut (sentiment – modified as shown in the video!); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); Peony Die cut flower

Mint Macaron Card Stock: Peony Die cut leaves

So Saffron Subtles 6″ x 6″ DSP:  Peony Die cut flower; Peony Die cut flower centers

Just Jade 2020-2022 In Color 6″ x 6″ DSP: x

Mango Melody Brights 6″ x 6″ DSP: Peony Die cut flower

In Good Taste DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); envelope flap


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


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


Finn Fan Fix


Yesterday, Wayne got back from being in NC for a few days working on our rental property.

Which meant it was – finally!! – time to turn these…

…into this…

No – NOT the yellow squash – it’s destined for different things!

Served up with some corn bread?  Oh yes – that’s some good eating!

Well – the Finn-meister was NOT convinced that what I was working on was VEGETABLES!!!

“I LOVE beans, Mom. ESPECIALLY French Algarve beans that I grew myself!”

He doesn’t.  I promise.

Now – the ham in the beans??  Likely a far different story! 🙂

TTFN
M

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Stampin’ Up! Pampered Pets Enjoy!

Hey y’all – it’s Monday!  Hope you had a great weekend and that the week ahead looks happy and stress-free.

I spent the weekend chopping and packing and postaging.  All the shares will head out the door today!  Whoo-hooo!!!  Thank you to all who participated – I know you’re going to love all the pretties coming your way.

FYI – I’ve still got my Special Bundles available – and Double Peppermints!

And – yes, those are both great deals – but neither one is as good a deal as 20-25% off EVERYTHING you buy AFTER getting $125 worth of SU! product for just $99.  With free shipping.  PLUS – a FREE bundle of your choice.  That would be ANY bundle, y’all!  And – even with all that?  STILL no commitment.  No requirement to sell/do workshops/blog.  Nothin’.  If you have EVER thought joining Stampin’ Up! even kinda sorta might be for you… there could hardly be a better time (but…this great deal ends on 30 Jun!).  Give me a holler – I’ll be happy to answer any and all questions and get you all hooked up!

Yea.  I’m all selfless and helpful that way! 😉

Now – when you pull the trigger, you MIGHT pick the Pampered Pets Bundle as your freebie.  And then you might combine it with some Playful Pets DSP to make a cute and simple card for everyday!  Take a look-see:

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

I started with some fun paper from the new Playful Pets DSP that I matted on Real Red for the card front – using our new Stampin’ Seal adhesive!

I embossed a strip of the Real Red cardstock in the new Dainty Diamonds 3D Embossing Folder and adhered it with Liquid Glue to the side of the card front.

I cut another strip of the paper – isn’t this a fun pack of paper?!? – and adhered it to the embossed panel.

For the focal art, I first trimmed down a new Square Vellum Doily, then adhered it with Liquid Glue.

I cut and adhered a Real Red Stitched Shapes square with more Liquid Glue.

On a piece of Whisper White, I stamped a sentiment from Pampered Pets in Cinnamon Cider ink.  Then I cut it with another square Stitched Shapes die and popped it onto the card front with Black Stampin’ Dimensionals.  And – that was totally it for the card front!

 

On the inside, I stamped a second Pampered Pets sentiment in Cinnamon Cider on a Whisper White panel.  Then I added a couple of hearts from the set in Real Red.

I used Stampin’ Seal to adhere the panel to a Real Red mat and into my Cinnamon Cider card base, popped the card front on with Black Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got a few more Real Red hearts on the front…

…and a little more Playful Pets DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I love this new Pampered Pets stamp set – it gives equal time to dogs AND cats!!  And the bundled Pets Dies cut out the stamped images….plus it’s got a truly cool little paw-print die!

I hope you like and that all you pet parents out there are adding this BUNDLE to your list!! 🙂

If you want to recreate this card – all the Stampin’ Up! products you need are listed down below along with the card cuts!

M

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 1 JUN – 15 JUN: VEKRRJF6

The June Tutorial features the Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle!

Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift (AND the Monthly Card Tutorial!) from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in any active Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!  See my Rewards page for full details.


DOUBLE PEPPERMINT REWARD POINTS!!

To celebrate the new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog, I’m offering my customers Double Peppermint Rewards points!!

Here’s the deets!

1. All orders of $50 or greater (before shipping and taxes) placed through my online store between today (3 Jun 20) and the end of the day on 10 Jun 20 will earn DOUBLE PEPPERMINT REWARD POINTS!!

2. 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!).

3. For more information about my Punkin Head Peppermint Reward points (my buyer reward program), click here.

Happy Shopping, Saving and Peppermint-Gathering!

Head on over to my Online Store to get started


Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog Kickoff Celebration

3 – 30 June 2020

The brand new 2020–2021 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog is live and Stampin’ Up! is having a celebration!

Anyone who places an order of $250+ or holds a party with $250+ in sales during the month of June will receive $25 in extra Stampin’ Rewards!!  So, THAT means that you’ll earn $50 in Stampin’ Rewards with any order or party of $250+ that is submitted between June 3 and June 30! Yay!!!!

Here are the details:

  • Customer, workshop and online order types all qualify for this promotion.
  • Starter Kit orders do not qualify for this promotion.  But you CAN use your host cash toward the purchase of your Starter Kit…holler at me for details!
  • Paper Pumpkin prepaid subscriptions count toward a qualifying purchase. Month-to-month subscriptions do not qualify for this promotion.
  • The qualifying amount must be reached with merchandise prior to shipping and tax.
  • The $25 additional Stampin’ Rewards for this promotion will only be awarded once per order/party.
  • Order Deadline:  30 June 20; 11:50 PM (MT)

Here’s a flyer with the details, click on the image to open it to full-size.

Want to host a catalog party??

Drop me a note if you’d like to set up a catalog party!  I can set up a host code for you and you can have your stamping friends place orders with your host code.  If your party reaches $250 in sales, you’ll get that extra $25 in host cash when we close out your party!   If you’re interested, holler at me for all the deets!

Let me know if you have any questions.  Have fun making your shopping list!


Want to Join Us?

Check out the June Stampin’ Up! Joining Special! 


We’ve got an amazing new Joining Special  – just in time for the new Catalog!

It’s a bundle bash!  If you’ve been thinking about becoming a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, now’s the perfect time to join. Not only will you get the Starter Kit—already a great value at $99 for $125 worth of products—but for a limited time, you’ll get to select ANY Bundle from the new 2020–2021 Annual Catalog for FREE.

There could not be a better time to join the Team!!

THERE’S NO RISK!

NO PRESSURE OR OBLIGATION TO SELL TO OTHERS

NO PENALTY TO DROP

SAVE 20% ON EVERYTHING YOU PURCHASE! 

Check out some of the benefits of joining…

  • See (and purchase from!!) all the new catalogs ahead of everyone else!
  • Get 20%–25% off all Stampin’ Up! products.
  • Earn additional income based on your sales and recruiting–just how much extra income is up to you.
  • Set your own schedule and put in as much (or as little) time as you’d like.
  • Get online training resources, events, and a demonstrator-only online community with thousands of project ideas.
  • Access to regular promotions!
  • Opportunity to earn incentive trips.
  • Learn creative tips and techniques, share ideas, and meet new friends who love papercrafting as much as you do!

I WELCOME HOBBY STAMPERS!  Purchase the $99 starter kit (and pick $125 worth of product! – PLUS that FREE BUNDLE!) and join Stampin’ Up! thru me and you’ll instantly become a member of my exclusive Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew Online Community!  It’s always a fun, pressure-free environment ((prizes, resources, ideas, friendship) and you’ll have the chance to share your work in our Monthly Challenges and maybe win the draw!

If you’d like more info on the benefits of joining Stampin’ Up! with me – you can check it out on my Join My Team page – or…give me a holler.


Stamps-N-Lingers Special Bundles Available For a Limited Time

With the arrival of the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog, I’ve once again gathered up some goodies from the new Suites (and beyond!) that coordinate with each other and will get you well on the way to making great cards and projects!

I spent some time curating these bundles for you to choose from.  Like your own Personal Shopper.  When you order them, you’ll save around 10-15% off ordering everything yourself!  And every Special Bundle includes a FREE GIFT! 🙂

There are a bunch o-bundles to pick from and free gifts with each bundle.  Check them out right here – and use the handy form at the bottom of the page to get your order placed!

These Special Bundles will only be available until 17 Jun! 😳😳😳


New Online Host Club Starting in July!

Would you like to build up your Stampin’ Up! tool chest a little at a time?  Would you like to also receive host benefits? An Online Host Club might be the perfect solution for you!  I’ve got openings in the Club starting in July – which is great for the Annual Catalog AND for the 2020 Aug – Dec Mini Catalog!

You’ll be the “Host” – in quotes because you get all of the benefits and none of the work! – during the 6 months…

Check my Online Host Club 2020 page for all the details!


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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Cinnamon Cider Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored folded at 5 1/2″)

Real Red Card Stock:  4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 1 5/8″ Square Stitched Shapes die cut (behind sentiment);  1 3/4″ x 5 1/8″ (embossed strip on front)

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); 1 1/8″ Square Stitched Shapes die cut (sentiment)

Playful Pets DSP:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); 1/2″ x 5 1/8″ (strip on front); inner liner


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


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


Finn Fan Fix


We all try to eat healthy in the summer, don’t we?

Fruit…

Vegetables….

Nummy carrots!!

TTFN

M

 

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Stampin’ Up! Comfort & Hope Sneak Peek With Video Tutorial

Happy Friday!!  I hope you’ve had an awesome week.  Headed into a long weekend!  So…put on your 3-day weekend pajamas!  🙂

If you were able to join me for my YouTube video yesterday – I appreciate you spending some of your day with me!  If not, but you’d like to see the replay…here ’tis!

This card is a sneak peek of the new Comfort & Hope set from the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog.  And it’s a sweet one – especially when paired with some wonderful textural paper from the In Good Taste DSP (also coming on 3 Jun in the new catalog).  Take a look-see:

The color palette for this one is from the Global Design Project color challenge this week.

I started with a piece of stucco-looking paper from the new In Good Taste DSP (I can’t wait for you to get a good look at this paper in person – it’s amazing!) and began to build my “ink collage”.

In Blushing Bride, I stamped the wreath image from the Comfort & Hope set.  Then I started adding leaves in stamped-off-once Pretty Peacock and faceted gems (not real – stamped!) in full strength Pretty Peacock.

The grid pattern stamped image is done in Soft Sea Foam – as are the little dots. These are all images from Comfort & Hope!  I also added a couple of leaves in Soft Sea Foam.

Once all the stamping was done, I cut a Stitched Rectangle die from the middle of the panel and matted that die cut on Pretty Peacock.  I used Liquid Glue to adhere the remaining “frame” to a Pretty Peacock mat.  Then I popped the cut out back onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I tied a medium-sized simple bow with the gold trim from the new Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack (available 3 Jun) and adhered it with a Glue Dot.

On a piece of Whisper White, I stamped the sentiment from Comfort & Hope in Pretty Peacock.  I added a grid image and some dots in Soft Sea Foam, and a few “faceted gems” in Pretty Peacock.  Then I cut it out with the Timeless Label Punch.

I popped the sentiment onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals, added a few Gold Metallic Pearls – and the card front was done!

On the inside, I added a second sentiment in Pretty Peacock to a Whisper White panel.  Then I inked and stamped more collage images in Blushing Bride, Pretty Peacock and Soft Sea Foam.

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

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more collage elements on the front…

…and some of the In Good Taste DSP – stamped with Comfort & Hope images – on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I love that this pretty Comfort & Hope set is so conducive to creating stamped collages!  The sentiments are also pretty perfect – especially for the times we’re in, huh?

And how cool does it look stamped on the In Good Taste DSP!??  I hope you like!

If you want to recreate this card – all the Stampin’ Up! products you need are listed down below along with the card cuts!

TTFN

M

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 16 MAY – 31 MAY: 7PTPJE4E

The May Tutorial features the Mountain Air Bundle!

Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift (AND the Monthly Card Tutorial!) from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in any active Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!  See my Rewards page for full details.


New Online Host Club Beginning in June!

And I have just ONE spot left!!

What is an Online Host Club?

Well – besides helping you to build your crafting tool chest a little at a time, a club also lets you get host benefits – without actually HOSTING a workshop!

It’s a six month gig – and it’s super easy!  Get all the deets – including all the benefits of being in one of my clubs – right here!  And then – get signed up.  Only the one space is available for June – which is perfect since it coincides with the BRAND NEW CATALOG!!  🙂


Catalog Shares Available Now!

With the imminent arrival of the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog, I’m offering Catalog Shares to give you the chance to try a little bit of all the new papers and embellishments – without having to BUY all the new papers and embellishments! 🙂

As in the past, I’m offering a Designer Series Paper share and an Embellishment share with all sorts of fun new goodies!

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

Shares are open to anyone – including demonstrators, so…head on over to my Catalog Shares Page and check out your options – then get signed up today!


Want to Join Us?!

The new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog is GORGEOUS!!  And – if you join right now – YOU could choose to select from the same Pre-Order goodies that I did to fill your Starter Kit!!  That’s right – you’ll spend $99 and pick $125 worth of goodies!!  Plus – you’ll get an eight-pack of the NEW Catalogs and brochures (that’s kind of a big deal!!).

As always, Starter Kits ship for FREE!!  Just as soon as you get your Demonstrator ID – you’ll be able to save at least 20% on EVERYTHING you purchase!  No obligation – no commitment – no requirement to sell a thing!  Ever!  I welcome folks with all kinds of goals and Hobby Demonstrators are a big part of the Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew!

If you’d like more info – you can check it out on my Join My Team page – or…give me a holler.  Would be happy to answer any questions you might have!

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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

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

Pretty Peacock Card Stock:  4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner);  (mat for Stitched Rectangle Die cut)

Whisper White Card Stock: Timeless Label Punch (sentiment); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

In Good Taste DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (Card front); 3 3/8″ x 4 3/4″ Rectangle Stitched Die (middle panel); 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


Just a dog.

Standing on a road.

With his tongue out.

 

The end.

TTFN

M

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Stampin’ Up! Lovely You Field Of Flowers Sneak Peek for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

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

I know I made you guys a card just the other day using a sentiment from the Lovely You stamp set (new in the 2020-2022 Annual Catalog coming on 3 Jun) but…I needed to use it again.  And…yeah.  I ALSO used the Field of Flowers set.  But…yep – needed to use IT again, too.  It was a moral imperative.

Not really – I just like them! 😉  Take a look-see:

Here’s our sketch – I turned it upside down!

I started with a Whisper White panel that I embossed in the Ornate Floral 3D Embossing Folder and matted on Poppy Parade for the card front.

On a smaller panel, I used my Stamparatus to stamp the grass image from Field of Flowers in Granny Apple Green ink.  Then I lightly sponged the bottoms of the grasses with Garden Green, using a Sponge Dauber, and stamped it again.

I added a couple of tall stems/leaves, also in Granny Apple Green and Garden Green.  I inked it first in Granny Apple Green, then used Garden Green on the edges of the leaves, with a Sponge Dauber.

I used the double-flower image in Field of Flowers in Poppy Parade to stamp the card front with two flowers.  Since this is a double-image stamp, I covered one of the flowers with a sticky note (so that I could stamp just one flower at a time).  🙂

I used my Stamparatus to stamp the Lovely You sentiment in Daffodil Delight – then I matted the panel on Poppy Parade.

On a seperate piece of Whisper White, I stamped the double-flower image again – twice – in Poppy Parade and fussy cut the flowers.  I also stamped the five-flower image twice – once in Highland Heather and once in Daffodil Delight.  Then I used the bundled Confetti Flowers Border Punch to punch out all of the little flowers.

I wrapped a length of Daffodil Delight 1/4″ Ruched Ribbon around the panel, securing it in the back with Glue Dots.  Then I wrapped a short piece around it, tying it snugly to create a “faux bow”.

I adhered all my cut flowers, using a combination of Liquid Glue and Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Finally, I added some dragonflies from the Field of Flowers set in Pool Party ink, popped the panel onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals – and the card front was done!

On the inside, I used my Stamparatus to add a second Lovely You sentiment in Daffodil Delight to a Whisper White panel.  I also stamped another couple of Field of Flowers stems and flowers in Granny Apple Green, Daffodil Delight and Highland Heather.  A few Pool Party dragonflies finished it off.

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

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more Field of Flowers flowers on the front…

…and on the envelope flap!

Et Voila!  I mean, really?  Is it any wonder that I wanted to use the gorgeous Field of Flowers set again?  That grass border has just been calling my name and – I don’t know what those big flowers are, but…I LOVE them!  Handy that you can also cut out a bevy of sweet little blossoms with the bundled Confetti Flowers Border Punch, too!

I am also smitten by the sweet sentiments and wonderful fonts – plus flower and leaf images! – in the Lovely You stamp set!

You’re My Person.  Pretty much says it all, right?  But – if that doesn’t do it for you – there’s 10 others that will! 🙂

I hope you like!

If you’d like to recreate this card, all the products and card cuts are listed below!

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

Amy Koenders

Mary Deatherage – YOU ARE HERE!

Kristi Gray

Jaimie Babarczy

Sue Prather

Karen Finkle

Eva Dobilas

Akiko Sudano

Karen Ksenzakovic

Have fun on the Hop!!

TTFN

M

 

 

 

P.S.  Don’t forget that today is the Stampin’ Up! Day of Service FB Event!  Deets down below!


HOST CODE FOR 16 MAY – 31 MAY: 7PTPJE4E

The May Tutorial features the Mountain Air Bundle!

Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift (AND the Monthly Card Tutorial!) from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in any active Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!  See my Rewards page for full details.


YouTube Live – After Lunch Bunch!

I’m planning to go live today on my YouTube channel with a new project!  Come on over and see what I’m up to today at 1:00 PM ET!  Look forward to seeing you then!


Stampin’ Up! Day of Service Facebook Live Event is TODAY!!

Stampin’ Up! Day of Service and Sara Douglass, CEO of Stampin’ Up!, will be going live on her Facebook page at today 2:00 PM Mountain Time to create 20 cards with the COVID-19 Give Back PDF and she’s inviting everyone to join her!

Here’s Sara to tell you all about it in her Facebook Live Video!

If you want to join in during the live event – here’s what you’ll need handy to make the cards with Sara:

Card bases
Designer Series Paper – any will do!
Scissors or a Paper Trimmer.
Adhesive
Embellishments
Printed copy of the Share Sunshine PDF Download (which can be purchased here for $12 US – it’s digital so you’ll have it right away!)

So that you can prep your Designer Series Paper before the event starts – here’s a PDF of the instruction/cut sheet!

If you’re unable to participate in the live craft party, the replay will be available to view any time on Sara’s Facebook page!!

Hope you get a chance to “hang” with Sara – she’s a lot of fun and it’s all going to a great cause!


Want to Join Us?!

The new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog is GORGEOUS!!  And – if you join right now – YOU could choose to select from the same Pre-Order goodies that I did to fill your Starter Kit!!  That’s right – you’ll spend $99 and pick $125 worth of goodies!!  Plus – you’ll get an eight-pack of the NEW Catalogs and brochures (that’s kind of a big deal!!).

As always, Starter Kits ship for FREE!!  Just as soon as you get your Demonstrator ID – you’ll be able to save at least 20% on EVERYTHING you purchase!  No obligation – no commitment – no requirement to sell a thing!  Ever!  I welcome folks with all kinds of goals and Hobby Demonstrators are a big part of the Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew!

If you’d like more info – you can check it out on my Join My Team page – or…give me a holler.  Would be happy to answer any questions you might have!

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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

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

Poppy Parade Card Stock: 3 5/8″ x 4 5/8″ (mat for art panel); 3 7/8″ 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 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ (art panel); Confetti Flowers punched flowers; Field of Flowers fussy cut flowers


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


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


Finn Fan Fix


No FFF’s on Blog Hop Days! 😉

TTFN
M

 

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Stampin’ Up! Touched My Heart Sneak Peek for The Paper Players

Hey y’all – it’s Sunday (Happy Mother’s Day!!), which means I’ve got another fun challenge for you from the Paper Players – it’s a color challenge from our crafty Claire this week and it’ll for sure jump-start your creative mojo!  I hope you’ll come and play along.  🙂

If you were able to join me yesterday for my Facebook Live video, I appreciate you spending some of your weekend with me!  If you weren’t able to watch the live version, but you’d like to see the replay on YouTube…here ’tis!

Every Stampin’ Up! catalog includes a few stamp sets that are available only as Host rewards (or for individual orders that qualify!) and this new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog is no exception! As a little perk of being a Demonstrator (one of many!), I was able to buy two of the new sets during our Pre-Order.  One of those, the Touched My Heart set, is the focal point for my perfect-for-Mother’s-Day card today!  Take a look-see:

And here’s this week’s Paper Players color challenge!  Hope you’ll join the fun and show us your projects!  I can’t wait to see what you create!  🙂

I used the sketch challenge at Tuesday Morning Sketches to inspire the layout.

I started with a piece of Pool Party cardstock and, using the two leaves images from the Touched My Heart set, stamped all over the panel in Pool Party ink.  Then I added the little butterfly here and there amongst the leaves.

I used one of the embossing folders in the new Greenery Embossing Folder Pack (coming on 3 Jun in the new catalog), to emboss just the side of the panel.  Then I adhered it to a Granny Apple Green mat with Liquid Glue.

On a piece of Whisper White, I stamped the pretty heart image from Touched My Heart in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  Then I colored it with the Melon Mambo and Granny Apple Green Watercolor Pencils.

I cut the image with the largest circle Stitched Shapes Die – then cut the next largest circle out of the middle.

I adhered the “frame” to the card front with Liquid Glue.

Then I wrapped a length of Whisper White 1/4″ Crinkled Seam Binding around the card front – adhering it in the back with Glue Dots.  Finally, I popped the remainder of the image onto the card front – making sure to line the image up! – with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I stamped the sentiment in Granny Apple Green on a strip of Whisper White and snipped banner ends, edged it with my Pool Party Stampin’ Write Marker, then adhered it with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The Touched My Heart butterfly, stamped in Pool Party on Whisper White and fussy cut, then colored with the Melon Mambo Watercolor Pencil, is popped on with another Stampin’ Dimensional.

A single Melon Mambo gem from the Glitter Enamel Dots (these are retiring so get ’em fast!!) finished off the card front!

On the inside, I stamped a leaf and a butterfly in Pool Party on a Whisper White panel and colored them with the Watercolor Pencils…

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Granny Apple Green mat and into my Pool Party card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more Touched My Heart leaves and butterfly on the front…

…and on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  This is such a sweet and simple stamp set – with line-drawn images and lovely sentiments in pretty fonts – I know you’re going to want it in your tool chest!

I hope you like!

And I can help you get this stamp set – either now as a new demonstrator (yes, you can select pre-order goodies for your Starter Kit!!) or after 3 June (consider my Online Host Club!!).  Give me a shout!

If you want to recreate this card – all the Stampin’ Up! products you need are listed down below along with the card cuts!

Now – before you reach for your ink and papers, check out what our amazing team has created to inspire you this week:

The Paper Players Design Team

TTFN

M

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 1 MAY – 15 MAY: UWEPJ422 (The May Tutorial features the Mountain Air Bundle!)

Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift (AND the Monthly Card Tutorial!) from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in any active Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!  See my Rewards page for full details.


Catalog Shares Available Now!

With the imminent arrival of the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog, I’m offering Catalog Shares to give you the chance to try a little bit of all the new papers and embellishments – without having to BUY all the new papers and embellishments! 🙂

As in the past, I’m offering a Designer Series Paper share and an Embellishment share with all sorts of fun new goodies!

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

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

1. New Designer Series Paper Share – $55.00 (+$7.50 Priority Shipping w/ Tracking)

You’ll get 189 – 6″ x 6″ sheets of beautiful new Designer Series Papers and some Specialty Papers, too! To buy one of each of these packs of papers would cost you over $220 – plus shipping!

  • Artistry Blooms DSP – 6 sheets
  • Flowers for Every Season 6″ x 6″ DSP – 12 sheets
  • Forever Greenery DSP – 6 sheets
  • In Good Taste 6″ x 6″ DSP – 12 sheets
  • Ornate Garden Specialty DSP – 6 sheets
  • Peony Garden DSP – 6 sheets
  • Playing With Patterns 6″ x 6″ DSP – 12 sheets
  • Playful Pets DSP – 6 sheets
  • Whale of a Time 6″ x 6″ DSP – 12 Sheets
  • World of Good Specialty DSP – 6 sheets
  • 2020-2022 In Color 6″ x 6″ DSP – 10 sheets
  • 2019-2021 In Color 6″ x 6″ DSP – 10 sheets
  • Brights 6″ x 6″ DSP – 20 sheets
  • Neutrals 6″ x 6″ DSP – 20 sheets
  • Regals 6″ x 6″ DSP – 20 sheets
  • Subtles 6″ x 6″ DSP – 20 sheets
  • Color Velveteen Paper – 3 sheets
  • Rainbow Glimmer Paper – 1 sheet
  • Brass Foil Sheets – 1 sheet

2. New Embellishment Share – $21.00 (+ $7.50 Priority Shipping with Tracking) 

In all you’ll receive approx 160 new embellishments!  To buy one of each pack would run you over $90 – plus shipping!

  • Mini Paper Pumpkin Box – 1 box
  • 3 1/8″ x 3 1/8″ Acetate Card Boxes – 1 box
  • Square Vellum Doilies – 2 doilies
  • Flowers for Every Season Memories & More Cards & Envelopes – 10 pieces – 2 card/envelope pairs – in each of five colors
  • Good Hoops Embellishments – 1 hoop
  • Butterfly Gems – 20 pieces – 4 in each of five colors
  • Antiqued Corners & Slides – 3 pieces – 2 corners and 1 ribbon slide
  • Playing With Patterns Resin Dots – 30 pieces – 10 each of 3 colors
  • Elegant Faceted Gems – 18 pieces – 6 each of 3 colors
  • Gilded Gems – 18 pieces – 6 each of 3 sizes
  • Artistry Blooms Sequins – 40 pieces – 10 each of 4 colors
  • Playful Pets Trinkets – 4 pieces – 2 each of 2 designs
  • 2020 – 2022 In Color Enamel Dots – 20 pieces – 4 each of 5 colors

3. I Want It All –  $76 (+$7.50 Priority Shipping) 

You’ll get shares of all of the new Designer Series Papers, Specialty Papers, note cards and envelopes and embellishments.  And, with an I Want It All order – I’ll also throw in a pack of the new Flowers for Every Season Gems

4.  Want Double the Fun? – DOUBLE I Want It All is the way to go!  – $152 (+$8.00 Priority Shipping)

Order a double share of any package.  I’ll cut the paper sheets into 6×12 so that you’ll be able to get 3 full A2 size card fronts from each sheet (except for the 6″ x 6″ DSPs – you’ll get double sheets of those!)  And, with a DOUBLE I Want It All, you’ll get the Flowers for Every Seasons Gems AND a pack of Whale of a Time Sequins FREE!

  • I’ll submit the order on 3 Jun 20 when the Catalog goes Live
  • You’ll receive a PayPal Invoice on 27 May 20 or when I get your order if you place it after the 27th.   I’ll need payment before I submit the shares, please and thank you! 🙂
  • Anyone is welcome to join in my share (please note, I can only ship to addresses within the US or Military APOs).

Deadline to sign up for the shares is 2 Jun 20 at 8pm EST!!

If you’d like to join us, either complete the form below or email the following information to stamps-n-lingers@comcast.net:

  • Your first and last name
  • Email address connected to your Paypal account (Please note I can only accept PayPal for payment unless you’re already a customer of mine. If you are a customer, I’ll accept a check for payment!)
  • Shipping Address

Let me know if you have any questions. Hope you’ll join the fun! Thanks!

SIGN UP HERE!

TIP:  it might take a minute to get a Submitted message – be patient, okay?  It’s a computer (here to help us!)

Just a note – spaces are limited so….get in on YOUR piece of the Share quick as a bunny!


New Online Host Club Beginning in June!

What is an Online Host Club?

Well – besides helping you to build your crafting tool chest a little at a time, a club also lets you get host benefits – without actually HOSTING a workshop!

It’s a six month gig – and it’s super easy!  Get all the deets – including all the benefits of being in one of my clubs – right here!  And then – get signed up.  There aren’t a lot of spaces available!


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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Pool Party Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); 3 3/4″ x 5″ (card front)

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

Whisper White Card Stock: Largest (3″) Stitched Shapes Circle Die cut (art);  7/8″ x 3 3/4″ Strip (sentiment); 3 3/4″ x 5″ (inner liner)


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


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


Finn Fan Fix


What about my sweet Finny made me think – even for a second – that he might…outgrow? this habit…??

That cutting board was used to chop up smoked chicken…..

Any southern dog worth his collards likes a good smoked chicken! 😉

TTFN

M

 

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Stampin’ Up! Forever Fern Sneak Peek with Video Tutorial

Happy Friday!!  Hope it’s been a good week for you.  I’ve been busy with the pre-order and doing a lot of ooohing and aaahing over all the new pretties!  And putting shares together for you – look for those to be announced tomorrow.  And pulling retired product off the shelves to “make room”.  And deciding to open up a new Host Club in June to help y’all get all the fun new things I know you want – check that out down below.  Ordering catalogs and checking my mailing list. Yes – busy busy!!

If you were able to join me for my YouTube video yesterday (one of the highlights of my week!) – I appreciate you spending some of your day with me!  If not, but you’d like to see the replay…here ’tis!

This is a set you maybe (probably?!) haven’t seen before? Yep – it’s brand spanking new and it’s part of the Forever Greenery Suite in the new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog, which you can get your hands on on 3 Jun!  The stamp set, called Forever Fern, is bundled with one of the coolest die sets ever – the Forever Flourishing Die set.  And the Forever Greenery DSP is…stunning!  I also grabbed a cool stitched circle die from the new Tasteful Labels die set. Take a look-see (the card on the right is the one we made in the video!):

I’m playing along with this week’s Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.

 

This is a fun-fold that I saw on a SplitCoast Stampers tutorial, from the talented Kelly Atcheson.  I thought it was cool, so I made one myself!

I started with a piece of new Just Jade, cut to 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ for the card base.  Then I embossed a Whisper White panel in one of the new Greenery Embossing Folders (this is a 2-folder pack, available in the Forever Greenery Suite on 3 Jun).  These are small folders – so I ran the panel thru the die cutting and embossing machine twice to get the whole thing embossed.

I adhered the panel to the card front with Liquid Glue. Note: on the video, I cut this panel at 4″ x 5 1/4″ and matted in on Shaded Spruce before adhering it to the card front).

The small flap is really just a small tent card – I cut a Just Jade piece at 3 1/4″ x 8 1/2″, scored and folded it at 4 1/4″ and then adhered the back of the note card to the card front with Liquid Glue.

I matted a beautiful piece of the new Forever Greenery DSP on a Shaded Spruce panel and adhered it to the front of the flap with Liquid Glue.

Using two of the spectacular dies in the Forever Flourishing Dies, I cut a large leaf in Shaded Spruce and a slightly smaller one in Pear Pizzazz. Before I cut the leaves, I spritzed the card stock lightly with water using my Stampin’ Spritzer.  I adhered the leaves to the front of the flap-card with Liquid Glue.

There’s another cool new product in this Suite, called the Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack.  One of the two trims in the pack is a gold twine/thread.  I tied a large-ish bow with that gold trim and adhered it to the flap front with a Glue Dot.

I stamped the Forever Fern sentiment in Shaded Spruce on a piece of Whisper White and cut it out with the larger circle die in the Tasteful Labels die set.  This cool set – coming on 3 Jun – is bundled with the Tasteful Touches stamp set.

I popped the sentiment over the gold bow with Stampin’ Dimensionals – added a Just Jade 2020-2022 In Color Enamel Dot (coming on 3 Jun) – and the card front was done!

On the inside, I stamped a large leaf in Shaded Spruce and smaller leaf image in Pear Pizzazz – both in the Forever Fern set.  On the video card – I also added a sentiment in Shaded Spruce!

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Shaded Spruce mat and into the small card base – and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more Forever Ferns leaves on the front…

…and more of the Forever Greenery DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila! Okay – just get ready, cuz you’re going to hear this a lot in the next few weeks.  Ready?  I think this Forever Fern bundle and the whole Forever Greenery Suite is absolutely going to be my favorite in the new catalog.  It is simply stunning!!  And you KNOW how much I love die cut leaves – and this Forever Flourishing Die set is chock-a-block full of beautiful leaf dies!!

I hope you like. No!  I hope you LOVEEEEEE it as much as I do.  And cannot WAIT to get it for yourself! Psst – I can make that happen for you – just join my team right now and pick this for your Starter Kit.  And then get the rest of the pre-order goodies – right away, no waiting until 3 June! – with a 20% discount.

Just throwing it out there for you!

TTFN

M

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 1 MAY – 15 MAY: UWEPJ422 (The May Tutorial features the Mountain Air Bundle!)

Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift (AND the Monthly Card Tutorial!) from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in any active Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!  See my Rewards page for full details.


Join The Team!

The new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog is GORGEOUS!!  So much so, that I MIGHT have had a pretty big party placing my Pre-Order on Wednesday.  And – if you join right now – YOU could choose to select from the Pre-Order goodies to fill your Starter Kit!!  That’s right – you’ll spend $99 and pick $125 worth of goodies!!  Plus – you’ll get an eight-pack of the NEW Catalogs and brochures (that’s kind of a big deal!!).

As always, Starter Kits ship for FREE!!  Just as soon as you get your Demonstrator ID – you’ll be able to save at least 20% on EVERYTHING you purchase!  No obligation – no commitment – no requirement to sell a thing!  Ever!  I welcome folks with all kinds of goals and Hobby Demonstrators are a big part of the Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew!

If you’d like more info – you can check it out on my Join My Team page – or…give me a holler.  Would be happy to answer any questions you might have!

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New Online Host Club Beginning in June!

What is an Online Host Club?

Well – besides helping you to build your crafting tool chest a little at a time, a club also lets you get host benefits – without actually HOSTING a workshop!

A club consists of three folks doing two consecutive three-month terms.   Each person commits to buying $50 before shipping and tax each month.

Here’s how it shakes out…this is just an example!  As you can see, each member gets to host TWICE during the six months!!

At the end of the club, I let each member select a stamp set up to $25 that I send to them for free.

What are the other bennies of a Host Club?

  • At least a $150.00 Workshop order during EACH of your host months!
  • Which means you’ll have at least $15.00 of Stampin’ Rewards dollars to spend on the exclusive Host Stamp Sets, or any other current Stampin’ Up! product during your host months.  Stampin’ Rewards are Stampin’ Up!-speak for “free money”!
  • You’ll earn DOUBLE PEPPERMINTS on your Host Club Orders.  Each $50 order earns 4 reward points, a $75 order earns you 6 reward points, etc. You’ll earn at least 24 reward points during your membership, meaning you’ll automatically earn at least ONE $40 Peppermint rewards gift!  (Remember – when you gather up 16 Peppermints, you get to select a free reward gift valued up to $40!).  You can get more info about my Punkin’ Heads Customer Rewards Program right here.
  • You’ll receive a FREE monthly tutorial with 4-5 projects and access to all previous tutorials for the duration of the club. Right now, there are over FORTY tutorials available only to Online Host Club members.  That’s around TWO HUNDRED not-seen-on-our-blogs projects for you to use as inspiration (and they ALL have all the card cuts and instructions!)
  • FREE catalogs during your membership term
  • FREE shipping in your Host Months
  • A FREE STAMP SET of your choice valued up to $25 at the end of each “term”, any current set (excluding host sets)!
  • At the end of the full 6 months, you’ll get first dibs at signing up for the next 6 month term!

When you join the club – you’ll commit to the full six months – in two consecutive three-month increments.   Not only will that help you gather up 2020-2021 Annual Catalog goodies – it’ll put you in a perfect position for the 2020 Jul – Dec Mini Catalog (previously known as the Holiday Mini!!).

Don’t delay – there are limited spaces available!

If you want to join us or if you have ANY questions about how it would work…please give me a holler!


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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Just Jade Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″  (card base); 3 1/4″ x 8 1/2″ (small card base – scored and folded at 4 1/4″)

Shaded Spruce Card Stock: 3 1/8″ x 4 1/8″ (mats for small card front and for inner liner) NOTE:  on the card in the video, I also had a mat for the card front at 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″); Forever Flourishing large leaf die cut

Pear Pizzazz Card Stock: Forever Flourishing smaller leaf die cut

Whisper White Card Stock: 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (embossed card front – NOTE: the card in the video had a card front of 4″ x 5 1/4″); 3″ x 4″ (inner liner)

Forever Greenery DSP: 3″ x 4″ (small card front); envelope flap


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


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Finn Fan Fix


Today is about flowers.  A particular flower.

Finn likes flowers.  Roses in particular.

Well – he might, you don’t know!! 😉

I planted a rose in a pot a while back – in March.  We bought it at Sam’s.  Along with some lilacs and the raspberries and blueberries.

Sam’s – it’s not just for toilet paper anymore.  Or…at all, actually! 😉

So – when I planted it on 22 Mar, I took a picture of the package so that when it started to die (my expectations of my ability to actually grow a rose….low) I’d at least know what to Google.

I picked it cuz it said “very fragrant”.  Scientific, I know.

Well.  I didn’t kill it!  In fact…..this is what I found on 14 April!  A baby rose!!

So I kept watching – peering at the leaves each morning and evening waiting for signs of the impending demise of my Pink Peace Hybrid Tea Rose with its Magnificent, Very Fragrant blooms of deep, dusky pink on long stems.  And…leathery foliage.

But no….five days ago….

And then – three days ago….

 

And then, yesterday, it happened!

I GREW A ROSE!!! A Pink Peace one!!

And…guess what!??

It really IS magnificent and VERY FRAGRANT! And – I’m pretty sure it has leathery foliage, too! 😉

Boom!

TTFN
M

 

Categories: 2020-2021 Annual Catalog, 2020-2021 Annual Catalog Sneak Peek, Catalog Sneak Peek, Everyday, Feminine, For A Friend, Friendship, Fun Fold card, Host Club, New Catalog Launch, New Product, Online Host Club, Sneak peek, Video Tutorial | Tags: , , , , , , | 22 Comments

Stampin’ Up! You Always Deliver Sunshine for The Paper Players

Hey y’all – it’s Sunday, which means I’ve got another fun challenge for you from the Paper Players – it’s a theme challenge from our clever Joanne this week and it’ll for sure jump-start your creative mojo!  I hope you’ll come and play along.  🙂

If you were able to join me yesterday for my Facebook Live video, I appreciate you spending some of your weekend with me!  If you weren’t able to watch the live version, but you’d like to see the replay on YouTube…here ’tis!

Our theme this week – and yours, too, if you come to play – is Make You Smile.  I know that for so many of us, the sight of the Big Brown Truck pulling up ALWAYS make us smile (I know it does for me!).  So – I pulled out the retiring You Always Deliver stamp set.  And, since I alway smile at a good pun or cute sentiment – I used one of the cute sentiments from the Share Sunshine COVID-19 Digital download.  Take a look-see:

And here’s this week’s Paper Players theme challenge!  Hope you’ll join the fun and show us your projects!  I can’t wait to see what you create!  🙂

I pulled my layout from the Global Design Project sketch this week.

I decided this would be a great card to try out the Scrappy Strip technique that I learned from the wunnermus Bruno Bertucci (yes – of the Kylie/Bruno super-duo!!).

I started with a larger-than-I-needed piece of Basic Black cardstock to create the card front.  Using Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Early Espresso and Sahara Sand paper from the Neutrals 6″ x 6″ DSP (which I just now at this very moment realized is SOLD OUT – I’m so sorry!), I adhered the strips to the panel with Liquid Glue.  I eye-balled the spacing and used three of each color to create to ombre effect of the sketch!

Once I had all the strips where they belonged, I used my Paper Trimmer to cut the panel down to size. Then I adhered it onto a Basic Black mat.

I tied a loose figure-eight from a doubled up length of the 3/16″ Braided Linen Trim and adhered it to the card front with Liquid Glue.

On a piece of Whisper White, I stamped the You Always Deliver delivery dude in Tuxedo Black and colored him with my Soft Suede and Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blend Combos.  I added the heart image in Poppy Parade – and cut him with an oval Stitched Shapes Die.

Using the Share Sunshine PDF that I downloaded (get yours right here!), I printed the page I wanted on a piece of Whisper White.  Then I used a Stitched Rectangle Die to cut out the Black version of the fun sentiment I wanted.  I decided it needed another heart, so I used the Poppy Parade Stampin’ Write Marker to color one onto the die cut.

I popped the two die cuts onto the card front – over the Linen Trim – with Black Stampin’ Dimensionals.  And the card front was done!

On the inside, I stamped the perfectly perfect sentiment from You Always Deliver in Tuxedo Black on a Whisper White panel.  In the corner, I added the sweet pooch from the set in Tuxedo Black and colored him in Crumb Cake and Soft Suede.  I added some more hearts in Poppy Parade.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Basic Black Mat and into my Poppy Parade card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got another You Always Deliver pupper and hearts on the front…

…and some Soft Suede paper on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  It’s kind of a shame that the You Always Deliver is going away – cuz…it SO represents us as crafters, doesn’t it?? Without the guy in the big brown truck….sigh.  No big brown boxes of Stampin’ Up! goodies to see arrive in the driveway!

I hope you like!

If you want to recreate this card – all the Stampin’ Up! products you need are listed down below along with the card cuts!

Now – before you reach for your ink and papers, check out what our amazing team has created to inspire you this week:

The Paper Players Design Team

TTFN

M

 

 

 

P.S.  Still time to get entered to win a Paper Pumpkin My Wonderful Family kit!  See below!


HOST CODE FOR 1 MAY – 15 MAY: UWEPJ422 (The May Tutorial features the Mountain Air Bundle!)

Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift (AND the Monthly Card Tutorial!) from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in any active Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!  See my Rewards page for full details.


Enter To Win Blog Candy!

 

This is to win the April 2020 Paper Pumpkin Kit – My Wonderful Family!

To enter – all you need to do is leave a comment on this blog post by 5pm Eastern Time on Star Wars Day – Monday, May the 4th (Be With You) and tell me your favorite new In Color!  I know you’re going to love them all – but…which one is catching your eye right this minute!?!

Just a note –  I have comment moderation turned on so it may take me a few minutes to see and approve your comment.  Don’t worry if it doesn’t show up right away, it’ll be there just as soon as I see it.  🙂

The winners will be chosen by the random number generator from all of the comments received and I’ll announce the winners on my blog on Cinco De Mayo.  That’s 5 May, for you non-bi-linguists! 😉

Please note, anyone is welcome to leave me a comment but per the Demonstrator rules from Stampin’ Up!, I can only ship Stampin’ Up! merchandise to addresses within the United States.  Thanks for your understanding.  Good luck!!


COVID-19 Give-Back Digital Stamp Set 

Stampin’ Up! is committed to making a difference in our global communities and caring about people first. As part of our Making a Difference program we’re offering a product giveback opportunity to support organizations that are helping COVID-19 frontline responders and communities vulnerable to the pandemic.

You can purchase the Share Sunshine PDF Download and Stampin’ Up! will donate 100% of the proceeds to COVID-19 efforts! Go to my Stampin’ Up! Promotions Page to get the information on the recipients of our donations!

The Share Sunshine PDF Download is a digital stamp set that’s packed with both lighthearted and heartfelt sentiments and imagery relevant to the unique COVID-19 and social distancing situation we’re currently experiencing–including many ideas that came from you! You can use the download in your cardmaking and papercrafting projects. Simply print the imagery on cardstock and cut it out using our Paper Trimmer, punches, or dies. Since we are physically distanced from each other, now is a perfect time to share sunshine with our friends and family by sending cards!

Check out a little peek at what you’ll get…

Please note:  Since this is a special promotion from Stampin’ Up! and isn’t orderable through the regular online store…which means I won’t be notified when you order this set and it can’t be added in with your regular orders through the online store.  The only way to get this awesome set (and help out while you’re at it!) is to order it here.

Go to my Stampin’ Up! Promotions Page to get all the information and a link to get the digital download today and help us make a difference!!


Ornate Garden Suite – Available Now!!

Get the whole Suite right here!


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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

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

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

Whisper White Card Stock: Next to largest Stitched Shapes Oval Die cut (art); Stitched Rectangle Die Cut (sentiment); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

Neutrals 6″ x 6″  DSP:  Strips – 5/8″ at top and 1/4″ at bottom; envelope flap


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


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


Finn Fan Fix


So – as the child of an Air Force pilot, Finn was….disappointed…to not get to go with us yesterday!

We went to Costco.  Cuz…after looking at the planned flight path for the Thunderbirds/Blue Angels joint fly-over, it was pretty obvious we’d never even see them from here.  But – we knew we’d be shopping after – and…too hot for fur kids! 🙁

It turned out we were far from the only ones there!

This is what AirShows-in-the-Time-of-COVID-19 look like, I guess!

We did have some special spectators – I was happy to see them and get a chance to thank them for what they do for us every day.

As they drove in – everyone got out of their cars and gave them a standing ovation.  There might have been some whoo-hooing going on, too!

They had AWESOME seats!!

Finally – after I had a chance to run into Costco to get a couple of lavender plant/trees – here they came!!

They actually made two passes….to be honest, thru the camera, I could never find the Thunderbirds.  Their F-16’s are predominantly white and were very very hard to see in the bright afternoon sun – and thru the camera?  Nope.

Also?  Only the Angels – in their Navy Blue livery – were easily visible.   They’re also the only part of the formation that popped smoke on their passes.

On the second pass, I tried to take some video.

But…that really didn’t work out at all…. 🙁

It was really cool to see them – it’s almost unheard of for both teams to fly together like this, so…pretty amazing to see! And they quite obviously took great pains to give as many folks in the metro area a chance to see them as they could.  Kudos and a virtual salute to our men and women in the skty

Finn?

Well.  HE was upside down, legs akimbo – sawing logs when we got home.  I guess the movie I left running wasn’t interesting enough to keep him awake!!

My fierce guard dog…

TTFN

M

 

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