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Stampin’ Up! Feeling of Christmas Seasonal Lantern

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

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

Yea.  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

TTFN

Mary


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MERRY PATTERNS HOST PROMOTION

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

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STAMPS-N-LINGERS BUNDLE SALE

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

Merry Little Labels Bundle (Wood or Clear Mount)

Quilted Christmas Bundle 

Painted Autumn Bundle

Spooky Night Bundle 

Christmas Around the World Bundle

Merry Little Christmas Bundle (Wood or Clear Mount) 

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

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


PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:  


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

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

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

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

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


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Finn-Fan Fix  

Quick FFF!

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

And.

Play.

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

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

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

Regardless – he thinks chickens are kind of fun.

And weird looking.

They appear to think the same about him.

Stare off….

TTFN

M  

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Stampin’ Up! Pretty Seasonal Lantern Wreath

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

I love short weeks.

Almost as much as I love long weekends!

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

See it?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

TTFN

Mary  



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NOW THRU 10 SEPT 17…

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MERRY PATTERNS HOST PROMOTION

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

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Here’s the fine print:

  • Promotion period: September 1–October 31
  • The Merry Patterns Stamp Set is exclusive to the host promotion and will not be available after October 31
  • In order to qualify, the event merchandise total must reach $300 (before shipping and handling)
  • There is no limit to the number of times the Merry Patterns Stamp Set may be earned, but only one set can be redeemed per qualifying order
  • Demonstrator, Customer, Workshop, and online orders qualify
  • Orders must be closed by 11:50 PM (MT) on October 31
  • The Merry Patterns Stamp Set is in addition to Stampin’ Rewards (Yowza!)
  • The Merry Patterns Stamp Set may not be exchanged for another stamp set
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  • They’ll place their order online using the Host Code!  
  • Y’all have fun shopping for your holiday crafting goodies and YOU earn Stampin’ Rewards PLUS a super cute stamp set.  

Winner winner, chicken dinner!


PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:   


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

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

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

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

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

Crushed Curry Card Stock:  May Flowers Framelits berries

Old Olive Card Stock:  Leaf Punch leaves

Cajun Craze Card Stock:  Pretty Pines Thinlits berries

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

Champagne Foil:  Lantern Builder Framelits leaves

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


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Finn-Fan Fix  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Not that he wants anyone to come out necessarily.

It’s just in case, don’t you know!

TTFN

M  

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Stampin’ Up! Lovely Words and Mayflowers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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This was an easy card, y’all!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got a couple of Crumb Cake flowers from the Falling Flowers stamp set on the front…

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

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

TTFN

Mary  



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Painted Autumn Bundles Available Now – Get ’em QUICK!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


2017 Holiday Catalog Shares

Just a few openings remain!

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


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

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


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

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


PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

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

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

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


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Finn-Fan Fix  

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

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

I’d call Finn and get no response.  

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

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

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Just chillin’, Mom.  With my frisbee.

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

TTFN

M  

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Stampin’ Up! This Little Piggy Goes Swimming!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

TTFN

Mary  



HOST CODE FOR 16 AUGUST – 31 AUGUST: JJ2KJHPS

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


Painted Autumn Bundles Available Now!

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


2017 Holiday Catalog Shares Still Available!

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


Paper Pumpkin is On Sale!


Here’s the Deets!

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

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

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


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

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


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


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

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

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

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

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

 

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


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Finn-Fan Fix  

Finn is a helper.

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

He helps me in the kitchen.

He helps his Dad in the….kitchen.

The other day we smoked a pork shoulder butt.

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

Regardless – we smoked it and then Wayne pulled it.

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

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

TTFN

M  

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Stampin’ Up! Just Add Color and Feathers Together!

Happy Happy HAPPY Friday!  Yes – I’m really really REALLY glad that it’s Friday!

And already dreading the arrival of Sunday afternoon…cuz then it’s like a blink and it’ll be Monday.

Unlike the lucky lady in Massachusetts, I didn’t win a bazillion dollars on Thursday, so…work, baby.  Work. 😉

But – at least on Monday I’m not getting a total knee replacement, unlike my friend Len.  He IS!  Yuk! 😦

So, I thought I’d make a little card for him.  Not a get well card – but a Thinking of You card.  And I pulled out some fun DSP and the Feather Together stamp set to do it.  Take a look-see:

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The layout hails loosely from the August sketch challenge at Viva La Verve.

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And I selected the Just Add Color Specialty DSP to play along with the challenge at The Paper Players.

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And my color scheme came from the Global Design Project Color Challenge.

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Now – some of you may be thinking this isn’t quite masculine enough to send to a guy.  I actually think that it’s kind of gender-neutral.  Now – if I’d used the Flirty Flamingo as a more central color, then…yes.  You’d be right.

As it is….you’re just wrong! 😉

I started with a piece of the Pick A Pattern DSP – and colored a few of the white blocks with my Night of Navy, Bermuda Bay and Flirty Flamingo Stampin’ Write Markers.  I matted it on a piece of Bermuda Bay card stock for the card front.  For the middle element of the sketch, I ran a length of Night of Navy 5/8″ Crinkled Seam Binding around and secured it in the back with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

My middle panel is a Whisper White rectangle that I embossed in the Garden Trellis TIEF and adhered, with the DEbossed side up, on a Bermuda Bay mat and Fast Fuse’d to the card front.

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My feathers are part of the Just Add Color Specialty DSP.  I fussy cut the three I wanted and then colored them in.  I used the Flirty Flamingo, Bermuda Bay and Night of Navy markers again – and I also used the Bermuda Bay Watercolor Pencil on the two smaller feathers.  You can see I made some extra “stripes” just by coloring harder!

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I used some Liquid Glue to adhere the three feathers to my white panel.

The sentiment, from the Feather Together stamp set, is stamped in Night of Navy on a piece of Whisper White card stock, and cut out with my 1 3/4″ Circle Punch.  It’s matted on a scalloped Bermuda Bay circle – cut with my Circles Layering Framelits.  Then I popped it on the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

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I added a Bermuda Bay heart Enamel Shape to the circle and a few dots to the card front and it was done!

On the inside, I stamped a second sentiment from Feather Together on a Whisper White panel.  Over the top, I stamped the multi-stamp feather image from Feather Together.  I used stamped-off-once Bermuda Bay for each step to make the completed feather.

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I added a Night of Navy heart Enamel Shape, Fast Fuse’d it to a Bermuda Bay mat and into my Night of Navy card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got another Bermuda Bay feather – this time I didn’t stamp it off.  See the difference?  Which one do you like better??

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And I added some more of the Pick a Pattern DSP to the envelope flap – again coloring it with my Stampin’ Write Markers.

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Et Voila!  It doesn’t scream DUDE, nor does it scream GET WELL!  But it does scream I CARE!!  And I like how the feathers from the Just Add Color DSP and the Feather Together stamp set worked so well on this card, all atop some black-and-white Pick a Pattern DSP (that I made a little less black-and-white!!).  Hope you like!

TTFN

Mary  

P.S.  I’ve got a super cool, super special Flash Sale to share with you tomorrow, y’all!  You’re going to want to watch your inboxes for the post!!  Hint:  it’s all about FALLing for the new 2017 Holiday Catalog and saving some green!



HOST CODE FOR 16 AUGUST – 31 AUGUST: JJ2KJHPS

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


The 2017 Holiday Catalog Shares Are Open!

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


Paper Pumpkin is On Sale!


Here’s the Deets!

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

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

My customers are getting their catalogs in their mailboxes – do you have one yet?!!  If you’ve got a SU! demonstrator, then you need to hurry quick and ask him or her to send you a copy of your own.  If you don’t – I’d be happy to send you one.  Just give me a holler right here – be sure to leave a mailing address! – and I’ll get one out to you ASAP! 🙂


You Earned ‘Em – Now It’s Time to Spend ‘Em 

And the Countdown is On!

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


PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

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

Bermuda Bay Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/8″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3″ x 4 1/4″ (mat for embossed front panel); 2″ Scallop circle (sentiment mat)

Whisper White Card Stock: 1 3/4″ circle (sentiment); 2 7/8″ x 4 1/8″ (embossed middle panel on front) 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

Pick a Pattern DSP:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); envelope flap  Just Add Color DSP: fussy cut feathers

 

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 Wayne started some dirt work behind the house.  (Fingers crossed that he’ll finish said dirt work…)

Finn is in dog heaven.  He’s pretty confident that his dad built a sandpile playground just for him!  

He races up and banks off the top and then slide/runs back down.

And if he’s got his bumper….even better.

Now – if the dad would just add a nice little water feature…to help him keep cool so he can play longer…that would be super!!

TTFN

M  

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Stampin’ Up! Pink Sunflowers Autumn Harvest for the Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Team Blog Hop!

Good mornin’, y’all – welcome to another edition of Amy’s Inkin’ Knew team blog hop!  Each month we make projects centered around a theme – and this month is Fall Frenzy!!  We can interpret that any way we want – so…be sure to see how everyone else see’s “Fall”, okay?

I feel a little bad making another card with the new Painted Harvest stamp set (avail 1 Sep) – I mean, I’ll get over it, but….still.  You can’t have it yet – so in a way it’s really kinda mean.

My bad.

Bwaaaahhhaaaahhaaaahaaa!

Of course I do know a way you could get it right now…but that’s for another time.  Unless you want to know now.  In which case – give me a shout!

So I drew some inspiration from two talented ladies for this one.  The first is my friend Linda – over at Cards By Winnie (she’s one of our hoppers today!) – who made a fun card with this set and she made pink sunflowers!  The second was made by the talented Su Mohr and her card (see it right here) inspired the layout.  Take a look-see at what popped out of my brain after these two inspirations.

Now before we go any further – I would never doubt my Master Gardener friend who told us that pink sunflowers do exist, but I knew all you doubting-Tomasina’s might…so I went to the Google and found… Continue reading

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Stampin’ Up! Lovely Painted Autumn Harvest Sneak Peek

Okay – so we made it!  It’s the weekend!  Whoo-hoo!  And also – whew! 😉

So the problem with a ginormous pre-order (or even a more modest ginornous-adjacent pre-order such as I did) is that it’s darned near impossible to narrow that first card down to one stamp set or bundle.  Obviously I picked the ones I loved the MOST from the new catalog – and that was hard, cuz nearly every page had one or two or five somethings on it that I loved!  So…how to pick the most loved of the loved?

I finally decided to use the Painted Autumn Suite – it was the one that caught my eye first, after all.  So – I pulled out the Autumn Harvest stamp set, the new Leaf Punch and the Painted Autumn DSP.  And I also ended up using a nice little sentiment from the Lovely Words Thinlits and Dragonfly Dreams!  Take a look-see:

My layout for this one was inspired by the sketch challenge at CAS(E) This Sketch.

And I also took some hints from a new (to me!) challenge – the Tic Tac Toe Challenge.  I love Tic Tac Toe challenges!!

I went down the right column on that one.

I started with a piece of Very Vanilla card stock.  Then I cut about a 3″ x 4″ piece of Window Sheet and punched it with the new (coming on 1 Sept!) Leaf Punch in the Painted Autumn Suite to make a stencil.  Across my Very Vanilla panel, using wedges of Stampin’ Sponges, I added leaf stencils in Lemon Lime Twist.  Then I went back over them with Garden Green.  And I cut a piece of Vellum card stock the same size as the Vanilla panel.

For my half circle at the bottom, I traced the shape of my Tear & Tape Adhesive roll on the backside of a piece of Painted Autumn DSP and fussy cut the shape.  Around the edges, I added faux stitches in Cajun Craze with my Stampin’ Write Marker.

Using my Fine-Tip Glue pen, I added glue on the back of the Vellum panel – only under the portion where I knew my half-circle was going to be placed – and adhered it over the leaf-strewn card front.  Then I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Cajun Craze mat.

My stamped sentiment is from the Dragonfly Dreams stamp set.  I stamped the first three words in Cajun Craze just above my half circle. Then I finished the sentiment by cutting three Lovely Words thinlits in Cajun Craze and snipping just the words out.  I stacked them up with little dabs of Liquid Glue.  
To be honest – I wasn’t sure what a “stacked sentiment” was – so…I stacked stamped words on top of the die cut word and I also stacked three die cuts.  I ought to be covered! 😉

I adhered the stacked sentiment to the card front with Liquid Glue.

Next up, I made some leaves.  Using Vellum card stock again, I stamped the veins image from Autumn Harvest (also available on 1 Sept – or now…ask me how!) in Garden Green and then I stamped the fill image over top in Lemon Lime Twist.  I also did one more on a piece of Very Vanilla.  I punched them all out with the new Leaf Punch and creased the leaves with my Bone Folder (now that I’ve found that trick – expect to see it a lot!).

The oh-so-pretty sunflowers are part of one of the beautiful papers in the Painted Autumn DSP – I fussy cut them right out of the paper!  And – just to make them pop – I edged each flower with my Early Espresso Stampin’ Write Marker.

Using Fine-Tip Glue and some regular white Liquid Glue, I adhered the large sunflower and some Vellum leaves.  Then I popped the smaller sunflower on with a couple of Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I used the Very Vanilla leaf and stuck it up under the small sunflower with a little Liquid Glue.  Then I tied a bow with the new linen-thread-on-steroids Jute Twine (love!) and adhered it with a dab of Liquid Glue.

I added more faux stitches around the edge of the Vellum in Cajun Craze then I added little dots of Fine-Tip Glue to the underside of the Vellum, under the leaves and flowers, to help adhere it to the card front.  I also added two eensy-weensy-tiny dabs under the stitches in the top corners.  And that finished off the card front!

On the inside, I added a sentiment from Autumn Harvest in Cajun Craze to a Very Vanilla panel (isn’t it wonderful?!?).  Then I stamped a Garden Green and Lemon-Lime Twist leaf next to the sentiment.

Do you think I should have added the faux stitches?  I couldn’t decide and so I left them off.  I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Cajun Craze mat and into my Early Espresso card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

I added more of the Autumn Harvest leaves in Garden Green and Lemon Lime Twist to the front of my Very Vanilla Medium Envelope…

…and then gave the envelope flap a covering of a little more of the Painted Autumn DSP.

Et Voila!  I kinda sorta love love LOVE this suite!!  It’s absolutely gorgeous – with its painterly images in the stamp set and the beautiful coordinating paper.  I think it’ll be a go-to all thru the dog-days of summer and into the Fall!  I can’t wait for you to get your hands on this Suite!!  Hope you like!

Speaking of getting your hands on it – you could!!  How?  

Glad you asked!  Folks who join Stampin’ Up! now can select from the new Holiday Catalog to fill their Starter Kits!  So…you, too, could be making beautiful cards with this Suite right now!  Give me shout – or check out all the reasons joining with me is a good idea, right here on my Join My Team page!

TTFN

Mary



HOST CODE FOR 1 AUGUST – 15 AUGUST: 2QVU4G6X

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


You Earned ‘Em – Now It’s Time to Spend ‘Em!

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

There’s no limit on the number of coupons you can use on an order during redemption.  Bonus Days coupon codes can be redeemed for any product, excluding Starter Kits, Demonstrator Supply Items, and Paper Pumpkin subscriptions.  New prepaid Paper Pumpkin codes can be discounted with Bonus Days coupons.

Here’s how to redeem your coupons (click the pic to make it human-sized!):


 

This is the last 2017 Tax Holiday weekend  

Check to see if it’s YOUR State!



There are 13 US states having state sales tax holidays for school supplies.  What does that mean for you? Stampin’ Up! products that fall under that category will be tax-free for a limited time!  If you live in one of the lucky states (sorry – GA decided to opt out this year! 😦 ), make sure to take advantage of the holiday.

Refer to this PDF to see which states are offering the holiday and relevant information for each state including holiday dates, products that qualify, and dollar limits per item.

You must place your order with Stampin’ Up! during the tax holiday period in order to receive these items tax-free (midnight on the first day to 11:59 PM on the last day of the tax holiday).


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:
The products in the Painted Harvest Suite – Autumn Harvest stamp set, Leaf Punch, Painted Harvest DSP and Jute Twine – will be available to customers on 1 Sept.  They’re available to demonstrators right now! 🙂 


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

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

Cajun Craze Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); Lovely Words Thinlit sentiments (x3)

Very Vanilla Card Stock:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); One Autumn Harvest leaf  

Vellum Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (layered over card front); Three Autumn Harvest leaves

Painted Autumn DSP: 3 7/8″ wide by approx 1 1/2″ at the top of the circle (half circle on bottom of card front); envelope flap; fussy cut sunflowers

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  

One of Finny’s most endearing traits is his ability to go from a hundred to zero in the blink of an eye.

And he’s almost always pretty close by when he hits zero.

Sometimes almost too close.

Not really – there’s not really any such thing.

What a love.

TTFN

M  

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Stampin’ Up! Garden Girl Sweet Thoughts

Good morning, y’all – it’s Friday!  Yeah yeah YEAH!!  This has been…a week.  That’s all I’m going to say about it.  So I am way more than ready for a weekend and two blissful days of not hearing my work phone whistle at me to tell me yet another e-mail has come in and WOULD YOU PLEASE DO SOMETHING ABOUT … fill in the blank!!

Just sayin’.

I made a fun little card for you today that uses the Garden Girl stamp set…well, without the actual girl!…and a sentiment from the Ronald McDonald House Charities stamp set for the year Sharing Sweet Thoughts.  Take a look-see:

My layout is inspired by this week’s sketch at The Paper Players. Continue reading

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Stampin’ Up! Magical Mermaid Memories and More!

Happy happy HAAAAAWWWWMP Day!!  Hope your week is going well!

First the big news, in case you missed it yesterday!  The DAISY PUNCH IS BACK IN STOCK!  Don’t know for how long – hopefully for good, but…I sure wouldn’t hang too long before you snap it up!  Here’s a link to them in my Online Store (don’t forget to add the host code, y’all!!).

Now, you might think I’d have used the Daisy Punch in my card for today, but…that makes way too much sense, doesn’t it? Of course I didn’t use the Daisy Punch.  I used the Magical Mermaid stamp set.  And…a card from the Color Theory Memories & More Card Pack.  Take a look-see:

My layout was inspired – a little loosely, maybe! – by the sketch challenge at CAS(E) This Sketch: Continue reading

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Stampin’ Up! Burned Out….Watts of Occasions!

Mornin’, y’all!  If things go as planned – and I wake up and get it in gear – I’ll be on my way home when you get this!  As I write on Thursday afternoon – my room is all packed up (ish) and I’m ready to start the trips to the car.  In an unusual departure from my norm – I even kept the pictures I took of the loaded car so I can repeat that!  I was ready to make a trip down, but the afternoon rain storms stopped that.  So…will write this post, have a little dinner and then maybe take a load.  It’ll be a bit cooler then, too – so maybe my inks and stamp sets won’t swelter! 🙂

The card I’m sharing today uses a few ideas from the catalog for this super cute Watts of Occasions stamp set.  I grabbed a couple of ideas from several cards that SU! used as examples and combined them on this quick and easy card.  Take a look-see:

Yea.  I might have been feeling a little burned out when I made this one! 🙂  And that little face in the light bulb – it’s just the cutest! Continue reading

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