Friendship

Stampin’ Up! Crafting Forever Sneak Peek

It’s Friday!  And my puppy is back, my husband is recovering and my vegetable plants will arrive today!  Whoo-hooo!

I have a cute little card to share with you today, courtesy of the new Crafting Forever stamp set (available 1 June) in the new 2017-2018 Annual Catalog.  I paired it with a little bit of Pick a Pattern DSP (1 June) and came up with a simple CAS card.  Take a look-see:

I played with the sketch challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

And my not-my-normal-style color palette is from the Color Throwdown challenge this week.

I used Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Rich Razzleberry and Crushed Curry for this card!

To begin, I took a piece of Whisper White card stock and added Rich Razzleberry “stitches” around the edge with my Stampin’ Write Markers, then SNAILd it to a Pumpkin Pie mat.

The middle panel is a piece of Crushed Curry paper from the Pick a Pattern DSP, matted on Pumpkin Pie and SNAILd to the card front.

I stamped the scissors from the Crafting Forever stamp set, in Basic Black Archival Ink, on Whisper White, and fussy cut them.  I kind of liked the symmetry of cutting the scissors out with my scissors! 😏

I colored the handles with my Stampin’ Write Markers in Pumpkin Pie, Rich Razzleberry and Real Red and used Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere them to the card.

My Crafting Forever sentiment is stamped in Real Red on Whisper White and cut with a Stitched Shapes Framelits circle, then matted on a scalloped Pumpkin Pie circle cut with the Circles Layering Framelits.  I popped that on with Dimensionals, and the card front was done!  See?  Told ya it was quick and easy!!

For my inner liner, I repeated the Rich Razzleberry “stitches” around a Whisper White panel and added the Crafting Forever scissors in Basic Black Archival Ink.  Then I colored the handles with my Crushed Curry Stampin’ Write Marker.

I SNAILd it to a Pumpkin Pie mat and into my Rich Razzleberry card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got another pair of scissors on the front – this one colored in Real Red…

…and a bit more of the Pick a Pattern DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  This Crafting Forever stamp set is so cute – and it’s also the Angel Policy stamp set for 2017-2018.  Hope you like – and will be adding it to your wish list! 😊

Scroll on down for the card cuts and all the products you’ll need to make this one for yourself!


HOST CODE FOR 16 APR – 30 APR: GGZD4AQ3

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 in the 2016-17 Annual Catalog or the 2017 Occasions Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


You can see the Retiring List right here! There are some great deals on some awesome products so get your lists ready – go take a peek and happy shopping!  Here’s a handy link to the Retiring Products in my Online Store. 🙂

All the details are on my Promotions page – so check it out!


Be Sure You’re Going to Receive Your Own Copy of the new

2017-2018 Annual Catalog!!

I’ll be mailing a new Stampin’ Up! catalog to anyone on my customer list who has made a $50 or more purchase in the past 12 months.   PLEASE, if you are one of my regular customers, log in to your online account (here), click on your Account Information and verify that your mailing address is correct so that you’ll get your new catalog quick as you can!


Just a heads up – I’ll shortly be announcing my 2017-2018 Annual Catalog Shares.  Shares are a good way to get a taste of all the new papers and ribbons  and embellishments in a new catalog, without having to buy full packs of anything!  And there are tons of new ribbons and embellishments, OBTW!  Kind of a test drive – then you can decide what you do NOT want.  I put it that way cuz I’m pretty sure your WANT list is going to be way bigger than your DON’T WANT list!  So watch for that and I hope you’ll join me! 😊

TTFN
Mary


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:   

The Crafting Forever stamp set and Pick a Pattern DSP will be available on 1 June! 


CARD CUTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:

Rich Razzleberry Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card stock, scored and folded at 4 1/4″)

Pumpkin Pie Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2 1/2″ x 3 3/4″ (mat for DSP panel); 2″ scallop circle (mat for sentiment)

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); 1 7/8″ Stitched Shapes Framelit Circle (sentiment)

Pick a Pattern DSP:  2 3/8″ x 3 5/8″ (front banner); 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…

So – the Finn-meister is home.

And he’s a good Aussie.

Which is to say…he’s exhausted! 😊👍😊👍

He and Ryder played and swam and ran and played and swam and ran….

Here’s how the pick-up went…

On the way down there, I reminded Wayne that Finn was going to be terribly excited to see us.  He was likely going to do a lot of leaping and wiggling and jumping around.  Protect the belly!

We were prepared.

Finn – was not.  He walked into the room – flat footed.  Tail definitely wagged – but…he was very quiet.  I know he was happy to see us.

He simply didn’t have an iota of excess energy with which to express it!

He laid down on the floorboard of the van and slept all the way home.  As I type this – he’s sacked out flat on the floor in the bathroom where the tile is cool and the A/C is blowing on him.

All in all – a wonderful experience for him!

It was a little embarrassing listening to all the praise heaped upon his freckled face, though!  

I got the distinct impression that they liked him.

At least a little bit! 😎😎

TTFN

M

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Stampin’ Up! April Paper Pumpkin Sneak Peek – It’s A Sara Thing!

Good morning, y’all.  It’s the weekend and it’s looking beautiful here in Georgia.   Should be some lovely sunrise services tomorrow!  

Oh yea – it’s also Tax Day.  Bleh…

So yesterday, I’d just sat down to make a card for today, when my husband came in with the mail.  And guess what he handed me?

Yup!  My April Paper Pumpkin.  Well, after all the hype – I was pretty excited to open it up and see what Sara had put together for us!  And I wasn’t disappointed!

WARNING – SPOILER AHEAD!!  If you want to savor the excitement a little longer….close your eyes and scroll down to the Finn Fann Fix!  Otherwise, read on for a peek!

I opened up the Green and Black box and found…

Enough fun goodies to make 12 cards and envelopes (and….no nekkid envelopes, either!!).

I got down to business.  This is a watercolor kit, y’all!  Guess what the free gift from Sara was?

Little watercolor pencils!  In Rich Razzleberry, Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo and Pacific Point.

She even included a watercolor brush and instructions on how to color the cards.  A few of the cards are made with emboss resist paper!

I got a little jiggy with a few of the cards – turning them on end, crookedy-izing a couple of card fronts, changing up a few sentiments.

Speaking of which…

…lots of options!

The other set uses some basic watercoloring with the pencils.  I messed up a couple of the banners – wasn’t thinking it thru very well and I was changing up sentiments.  I added the word “friend” from the Thoughtful Banner stamp set! 😉

So I ended up with 8 cards and some leftovers to use to put together a few alternatives!

I also added a few extra little splatters  – from the included stamp set – on the inside of the cards, in Melon Mambo, Pacific Point or Daffodil Delight, depending on the card front!

All in all – definitely worth the build up, y’all!  This is a really fun little kit – and one I can see buying a refill for – or even a few extra complete kits!

So…hope you were signed up in time to get this one!  It’s pretty and fun and you’re going to like it a lot.  

If you’re not a subscriber, you can still get signed up.  Click here to go right to the Paper Pumpkin website and sign up month-to-month…or here for prepaid multi-month subscriptions…and let’s get you started! 🙂  

Here’s a super video in which Sara herself shows you how to put yours together!

Enjoy! 🙂


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Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2016-17 Annual Catalog or the 2017 Occasions Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


You can see the Retiring List right here! There are some great deals on some awesome products so get your lists ready – go take a peek and happy shopping!  Here’s a handy link to the Retiring Products in my Online Store. 🙂

All the details are on my Promotions page – so check it out!


Be Sure You’re Going to Receive Your Own Copy of the new

2017-2018 Annual Catalog!!

I’ll be mailing a new Stampin’ Up! catalog to anyone on my customer list who has made a $50 or more purchase in the past 12 months.   PLEASE, if you are one of my regular customers, log in to your online account (here), click on your Account Information and verify that your mailing address is correct so that you’ll get your new catalog quick as you can!


I’ll be back in the morning with a new card to share!

TTFN!

Mary



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Finn-Fan Fix…

In case you haven’t realized it, Finn is a giver.

A giver of lickings.

A giver of hair.

A giver of muddy paw prints.

And – a giver of attention.

Today – he’s sharing the spotlight with his feline brother and sister (which is actually not even possible, but – he thinks they’re related).

Leo and Katy were piled up on the back of the sofa – we call it the kitty hammock.  Usually it’s only Leo but Katy’s been coveting the spot lately.

That’s Katy laying atop her brother (they really are related!).  Leo looks thrilled, doesn’t he?  Maybe it’s because I was taking their picture…

Finn’s glad you got to see them.

See how glad?

TTFN

M

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Stampin’ Up! Lovely Inside & Out Sneak Peek!

Friday again, folks!  Hope you’ve had a great week and are looking forward to an even better weekend.  Do you all have plans for Easter?  We’re headed to our friends’ house for dinner – and a playdate for Finn!  I know he’d be looking forward to it if he could only hear something besides:  “waaa-waaa-waa-wa, Finny, waa waa-wa-waaa.  Finny wa Scout”.  But I know he’s going to have a good day! 🙂

I put together another 2017-2018 Annual Catalog sneak peek for you today.  This one is a fun little bundle called Lovely Inside & Out.  I used it and the new Lemon-Lime Twist to make a quick and easy little card to send to any friend who needs a hug.  Take a look-see:

My layout is inspired by the sketch challenge from CAS(E) This Sketch:

And I played along with the color scheme from the Color Throwdown:

I’ve been wanting to try to do something with the new Lemon-Lime Twist color since I saw it – it’s so far out of my wheelhouse…I can’t even see it from there.  But…I’m really liking it, so… this challenge gave me the excuse I needed.  I added some Calypso Coral and Crushed Curry along with it.

This is a fun set – the dies cut a negative from a piece of card stock.  You can leave it like that – or cut it with a matching die from the Ovals or Circles Layering Framelits or the Sweet & Sassy Framelits.

This card was fast and easy!

I started with a Whisper White panel and, using the fun “burst” image in the Lovely Inside & Out stamp set, I stamped a few times here and there with Crushed Curry and Lemon-Lime Twist.  Then I matted the panel on a piece of Lemon-Lime Twist.  Bold.  Yes, I know!

Next, I cut the “hugs” die from a piece of Calypso Coral card stock, then I cut that out with a 2 5/8″ Circles Layering Framelits die.

I inked up the sentiment that says “sending you” with Calypso Coral, then covered the word “you” with a sticky note and stamped it on the card front, positioning it with my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig.

Then I adhered the Lovely Words die cut with a little bit of Liquid Glue.

The little embellishment is from the Color Theory Memories & More Card Pack.  I just stuck it on the card and then added a new Crushed Curry Glitter Enamel Dot to the center.  And that was it for the card front!

On the inside, I stamped the “burst” again in Crushed Curry and Lemon-Lime Twist.  Then, cuz I’d been experimenting with the dies in the set a little bit, so I had it, I adhered “friend” with a little bit of Liquid Glue.

I SNAILd it to a Lemon-Lime Twist mat and into my Whisper White card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

On the front of my Whisper White Medium Envelope, I added a couple more “bursts”…

…and then I added even more to the envelope flap.  And – I also added a couple more sentiments from Lovely Inside & Out in Calypso Coral.

Et Voila!  I gotta say – this one grew on me.  I never would have put these colors together on my own, but…I really really love how they’re working.  And the graphic images in this little bundle are just flat fun.  Hope you like – and will add this one to your wish list! 🙂

Scroll on down for the card cuts and all the products you’ll need to make this one for yourself!


HOST CODE FOR 1 APR – 15 APR: 7QZA32B7

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 in the 2016-17 Annual Catalog or the 2017 Occasions Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


You can see the Retiring List right here! There are some great deals on some awesome products so get your lists ready – go take a peek and happy shopping!  Here’s a handy link to the Retiring Products in my Online Store. 🙂

All the details are on my Promotions page – so check it out!


You’ve Seen the Sneak Peeks….

You’ve Watched the Un-boxing…

Now – be sure you’re on my list to receive your very own copy of the…

2017-2018 Annual Catalog!!

Mid-May 2017:  I’ll be mailing a new Stampin’ Up! catalog to anyone on my customer list who has made a $50 or more purchase in the past 12 months.   PLEASE, if you are one of my regular customers, log in to your online account (here), click on your Account Information and verify that your mailing address is correct so that you’ll get your new catalog quick as you can!


Have a great Friday – and I’ll be back tomorrow!

TTFN!

Mary


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:   

The Lovely Inside & Out bundle, Color Theory Memories & More Card Pack, Glitter Enamel Dots and Lemon-Line Twist will be available on 1 June! 🙂


CARD CUTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:

Whisper White Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base – scored and folded at 5 1/2″); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and nner liner)

Calypso Coral Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/8″  (mats for card front and for inner liner); Lovely Words 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…

We already know that it’s figment-season, right?

Well – those things were up to no good today!  

They required running….

Leaping…

And a lot of bounding.  Some of those figments fly – did you know that?  

Well, it’s true.  Fortunately, Finn has springs for legs and can boing his way down the trail as needed to keep them in sight.

Don’t ever expect a picture of that, y’all.  There’s no possible way I’d ever be in position to take that one!  Also, it causes me to laugh like a loon, which is tough for taking pictures!

Figment chasing is also hard work – makes a guy hot.  The only solution is….

Not quite yet, Mom.  Please?!?! 😉

TTFN

M

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Stampin’ Up! Artistically Asian Color Theory DSP Sneak Peek!

Mornin’, y’all – happy Haawwmp Day!  I hope you’ve had a chance to check out the video I did showing off the new 2017-2018 Annual Catalog goodies that I got yesterday!  It was part of my Demonstrator-perk….perked up even more by the fact that I went to OnStage last weekend!  And boy was that a fun box to open!!  Didn’t get to see it?  Check it out right here! 🙂

My card today is a play on one that I remember seeing last week.  For some reason, the “paint chip” paper in the new Color Theory DSP Stack really just caught my eye – guess I need to work in a paint store!!  This is really cool paper, though…

A little tidbit…remember the bindings on the 6″ x 6″ paper stack?  That rubber stuff that held the papers together?  Well – its gone!!  Yeah!!  SU! listened to us griping and it’s gone!!

Anywho – I decided to make a clean and simple card with the Berry Burst “paint chip”.  I added some Artistically Asian – take a look-see:

I played along with the sketch challenge over at CAS(E) This Sketch for this one:

I started with a piece of the Color Theory paper – in Berry Burst (the stack also features Old Olive, Crushed Curry and Dapper Denim) – and, using my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, stamped the Artistically Asian floral image in Basic Black Archival Ink.  I also added the sentiment in Basic Black.

I matted the panel on a piece of Basic Black card stock and then on a second mat of Berry Burst.  And – yep.  That was it for the card front!

On the inside, I used the same Artistically Asian image.  I inked it up in Berry Burst ink, stamped it off 4 times on my Grid Paper, then stamped it in the middle of a Whisper White panel.

I double matted the panel on Basic Black and Berry Burst and then SNAILd it into my Basic Black card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals, and the card was done!

For the front of my Whisper White Medium Envelope, I double-stamped the Artistically Asian image – first in full-strength Berry Burst and then in stamped-off-once Basic Black Archival Ink.  I used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to ever-so-slightly offset the black image…

…and then I added another piece of the Berry Burst Color Theory DSP to the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  This one was so quick and easy, y’all – but I think it’s gorgeous!  And – you could do the same exact card on all four colors in the beautiful Color Theory DSP Stack!  Hope you like…and have just added this beautiful stack to your Wish List!

Scroll on down for the card cuts and all the products you’ll need to make this one for yourself!


HOST CODE FOR 1 APR – 15 APR: 7QZA32B7

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 in the 2016-17 Annual Catalog or the 2017 Occasions Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


You can see the Retiring List right here! There are some great deals on some awesome products so get your lists ready – go take a peek and happy shopping!  Here’s a handy link to the Retiring Products in my Online Store. 🙂

All the details are on my Promotions page – so check it out!


You’ve Seen the Sneak Peeks….

You’ve Watched the Un-boxing…

Now – be sure you’re on my list to receive your very own copy of the…

2017-2018 Annual Catalog!!

Here’s the plan!

  • 8 April 17:  Demonstrators attending Stampin’ Up! OnStage got to see (and pre-order!) the new 2017-2018 catalog!!
  • 10 April 17:
    • Demonstrators were allowed to share sneak peeks of new catalog items we saw at the OnStage event!
    • At the same time, the new catalog became available online for DEMONSTRATORS ONLY!
    • The RETIRING LISTS for customers and demonstrators were released 
  • 10 April 10 – 31 May 17: Retiring products are available WHILE SUPPLIES LAST – don’t delay, items are going fast!
  • 31 May 17: This is the very last day to order from the Annual catalog and Occasions catalog – for items still in stock.
  • 1 Jun 17: first day for customers to order from the NEW 2017-2018 catalog!!  Whoo-hooo!

I’m just assuming YOU want your own copy of the new catalog!!  How can you get it?

Mid-May 2017:  I’ll be mailing a new Stampin’ Up! catalog to anyone on my customer list who has made a $50 or more purchase in the past 12 months.   PLEASE, if you are one of my regular customers, log in to your online account (here), click on your Account Information and verify that your mailing address is correct so that you’ll get your new catalog quick as you can!

Demonstrator Perks!

So, didja notice that there are some pretty cool perks for being a demonstrator!??  This is such a fun time of year to be a Demonstrator, cuz seeing the new catalog early and getting to pre-order and play with the new goodies…well.  It’s a heckuva a lot of fun and I’m so excited for this weekend!

If you want to share in the excitement, you can join the Stampin’ Up! family and my Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew TODAY and you, too, can see the new catalog on Monday, 10 Apr!!!

Check out more details HERE, or click the link below to join the Krew!


Tomorrow is the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop – so look for me in your Inbox at 7am Eastern!

TTFN!

Mary


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:    

The Color Theory DSP Stack, Berry Burst Classic Ink Pad and Berry Burst Card Stock will be available on 1 June! 🙂


CARD CUTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:

Basic Black Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base – scored and folded at 5 1/2″); 3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″ (mats for card front and for inner liner)

Berry Burst Card Stock (available 1 June): 3 3/4″ x 5″ (mats for card front and for inner liner)

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

Color Theory DSP Stack (available 1 June): 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″ (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…

Finny had company overnight!

Our friend Paul came to visit – and Finn was….ecstatic!

Company…Is….Finn-Fun!!

He had a great time – even though it’s a LOT OF WORK!!

When Paul left about mid-morning. the Finn-ster crashed.  Hard.  He slept for an hour.

Snoring….

He was still tired when it was time to go get the mail.  Decided to ride.

With his dad.

Still keeping a sharp eye out for any danger – it’s Figment Season here in Georgia, after all.  Those boogers pop out from anywhere – and you really never know which direction they’re going to come from.

No rest for the weary-dog! 😉

TTFN

M

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Stampin’ Up! Ribbon of Courage Sneak Peek for the Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Team Blog Hop!

Mornin’, y’all!  Welcome to another edition of the Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop!  This month, our theme is “feminine” – which sort of leaves it wide open, doesn’t it?  I’m looking forward to seeing what all our talented ladies come up with – and hope you’ll spend some time exploring the hop when you’re done here!

I decided to use one of the stamp sets we got for free this past weekend at OnStage!  It’s called Ribbon of Courage and it’s an absolutely stunning stamp set.  Take a look-see:


I played along with the Mojo Monday challenge this week:


Now – this stamp set is part of a bundle in the new catalog:


I picked Pinks and Yellows for the color scheme of my card and Ribbon – yellow for veterans and pink for women.  Seemed like a fittin’ choice for me! 😉

I started with a piece of Whisper White card stock, and I stamped all over the top portion, in Basic Black Archival Ink, and covered the panel with the small hearts in the Ribbon of Courage set.  I colored each heart with my Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz and Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Write Markers.  Then I SNAILd the panel to a Blushing Bride mat.


The smaller middle panel is a piece of Daffodil Delight paper from the Brights DSP Stack, matted on Blushing Bride and SNAILd to the card front.

Then I wrapped a piece of Blushing Bride 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon around the card front, securing it in the back with scotch tape.

For the sentiment, I used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to align the sentiment from Ribbon of Courage and stamped it in Basic Black Archival Ink.  I matted it on Blushing Bride and popped it onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.


Next I stamped the beautiful large and detailed ribbon in Basic Black Archival Ink on Whisper White and fussy cut it – there’s a matching die set called the Support Ribbon Framelits, but I don’t have it.  Yet! 😉

I colored the large ribbon in Blushing Bride, Pink Pirouette, So Saffron, Daffodil Delight and Pear Pizzazz, then I used a few Stampin’ Dimensionals and Liquid Glue to adhere the ribbon to the sentiment panel and the card front was done!

On the inside, I added a second Ribbon of Courage sentiment in Basic Black Archival Ink to the middle of a Whisper White panel.  Then I added the larger heart and a few small hearts – and colored them with my Stampin’ Write Markers.


I SNAILd the panel to a Blushing Bride mat and into my Daffodil Delight card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

I added more Ribbon of Courage hearts in Basic Black Archival Ink to the front of my Whisper White Medium Envelope, coloring it in the same way I did the hearts on the inside of the card…


…and I added a little more Daffodil Delight paper from the Brights DSP Stack to the envelope flap.


Et Voila!  I absolutely love the beautiful designs inside the hearts and the ribbon in this Ribbon of Courage set, and the fonts are gorgeous also!  I hope you like – and will be putting this pretty set on your 2017-2018 Annual Catalog wish list! 🙂

Now that you’ve seen my card, I hope you’ll take a little time to jump thru all the other projects we have to share. Click any name below, or you can use the Previous Blog button to jump to Jari’s page or the Next Blog button to see what Linda’s been up to!

Jaimie Babarczy
Mary Deatherage – You Are Here!
Linda Woodward Geiger

Jari Francis
Amy Koenders

Scroll on down for the card cuts and all the products you’ll need to make this one for yourself!


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Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2016-17 Annual Catalog or the 2017 Occasions Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


We’re getting ready to retire products from both the 2016-2017 annual and 2017 occasions catalogs. You don’t want to miss out! Select retiring products have discounts of up to 50% off.

Be sure to place orders before the sun sets on these items May 31!

  • Promotion dates: April 10–May 31, 2017 beginning at 1:00 PM (MT).
  • No minimum purchase required.
  • Retiring items may be added to all orders.
  • Retiring items are eligible for Stampin’ Rewards with qualifying orders.
  • All retiring items will be discontinued after May 31.
  • All retiring accessories and tools are available while supplies last.
  • Due to high demand for retiring stamp sets, Stampin’ Up! will keep producing retiring stamp sets until May 22.  After May 22, all retiring stamp sets will be available while supplies last.
  • Order Deadlines:  May 31, 2017, by 11:55 PM (MT)

You can see the Retiring List right here! There are some great deals on some awesome products so get your lists ready – go take a peek and happy shopping!  Here’s a handy link to the Retiring Products in my Online Store. 🙂

Holler if you’ve got any questions.


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:    

The Ribbon of Courage bundle will be available on 1 June! 🙂


CARD CUTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:

Daffodil Delight Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base – scored and folded at 5 1/2″)

Blushing Bride Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2 5/8″ x 3 1/8″ (mat for front DSP panel); 2 5/8″ square  (mat for sentiment panel)

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

Brights DSP stack (in Daffodil Delight): 2 1/2″ x 3″ (front DSP 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!


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Finn-Fan Fix…will be back tomorrow! No FFF’s on Blog Hop Days! 🙂

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Stampin’ Up! High Tide on Your Side!

‘Sup, y’all?  Hope you weren’t adversely affected by the storms that were marching around yesterday!  We had some tornadoes in nearby areas – but it really dissipated by the time it reached us – never even got to the “scare Mary” point!  Just got a few rumbles of thunder – OBTW, Finn is not afraid of thunder.  Huge sigh of relief!  – and a nice afternoon of rain.  After the rain stopped it was so beautiful outside I just rebelled and opened some windows!  I don’t even care if the pollen is still high.  I can’t see it, so I’m pretending it doesn’t exist.

So there. 🙂

Before I get going – I saw that the Mini Egg Cartons are back in stock!  In plenty of time for your Easter projects.  You can get them right here… 

Now, my card for today uses a stamp set that I’ve had a bit of a love-hate relationship with.  I’ve loved the projects I’ve seen on Pinterest that use it, and I’ve hated every effort I’ve made with it.

Until today!  I decided I was just going to….make…it…work for me!  

The set I’m referring to is High Tide.  And…all of a sudden, it and I just…clicked!  And now I love it!

Yea – I change my mind quick-like.  That’s how I roll.

So…this card is all stamping and ink.  No bling.  No fussy cutting.  Just a pretty stamp set and a lot of color.  Take a look-see:

I know!  Right?  I DID it! 🙂

I played along with two challenges on this one.  The first, from CAS(E) This Sketch,  drove the layout…

And the second is the Just Us Girls Word Week challenge.

I started with a simple Whisper White panel.  Using the two-step stamp images in the High Tide set, I stamped the first lighthouse image in Real Red on the right side of the panel.  Over the top of that, I stamped the second lighthouse image in Smoky Slate.

Next I added some sand – using the sand image first in Crumb Cake and second in Soft Suede, offsetting the images just a tad.  I double stamped the “ocean” image, too – first in Pool Party and then (with a little offset) in Marina Mist.

I added the sentiment right over top of the lighthouse in Basic Black Archival Ink.

For the sky, I started with Soft Sky ink and “watercolored” it all over using my Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush and picking up ink from the lid of the stamp pad.  Then I added some Island Indigo in the upper portion of the sky and some Daffodil Delight near the bottom.  Easy peasy, and using the Wink of Stella gives the sky a little shine!

Nobody doesn’t like a shiny sky!

The sea grasses around the base of the lighthouse are also from High Tide and I just stamped them all willy and nilly in Old Olive.  Finally, I added the birds image in Basic Gray Archival Ink!  Then I SNAILd the panel on a mat of Real Red and that was it for the card front!

On the inside, I made some more sand on a Whisper White panel.  I stamped it in Crumb Cake and Soft Suede (tip:  turn the stamp upside down so that the cutout for the lighthouse is pointing down, then just stamp it on your panel!).  I also added a peek of ocean in Pool Party and Marina Mist and a few birds on the ground in Basic Gray Archival Ink.  And yes, a few little sea grasses here and there in Old Olive!

I SNAILd the panel to a Real Red mat and into my Basic Gray card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

My Medium Whisper White Envelope got some more sand and sea and sea birds and sea grasses on the front…

…and I “watercolored” the envelope flap with Soft Sky, Island Indigo and Daffodil Delight using my Clear Wink of Stella.  Then I added some Basic Gray Archival Ink birds.

Et Voila!  People – I made an ocean scene painting!  All by myself!  Seriously – I have zero painting talents but this little stamp set helped me make a masterpiece.  She says modestly!  I’ve gone from “meh” to “oh please please please, SU! – make this one carry over!!”  Hope you like!  And will get. 🙂

Scroll on down for the card cuts and all the products you’ll need to make this one for yourself 


HOST CODE FOR 1 APR – 15 APR: 7QZA32B7

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 in the 2016-17 Annual Catalog or the 2017 Occasions Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


Don’t forget to grab you some of those Mini Egg Cartons, okay?  And this stamp set!

See y’all tomorrow! 🙂

TTFN

Mary


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:    


CARD CUTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:

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

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

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


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FINN-FAN FIX….

Do y’all have mason bees where you live?  

You know the ones I mean – they’re gihugic and move really really slow.  

Except for when they zoooooom – and then they’re fast!  I love watching them fly! 

Well, ours are back for the season!

And Finn met one yesterday!

Actually, he met two.

He was quite fascinated with them.  This picture is him watching the second one.  I wasn’t quick enough with the camera for the first go – with that one he had his nose pointed straight up in the air!  I guess I laughed when I realized what he was staring at so intently – and broke his  concentration.  So I had to wait for another photo-op!

The bees were almost as intrigued by him as he was of them.  They hovered round him for quite a while.

Then they decided he was just a silly goofus and off they went to do bee things.

TTFN

M

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Stampin’ Up! Suite Special Reason Bokeh Card

It’s Monday, y’all.  Sorry.  Hope it’s a happy one! 🙂

I’m sure if you’ve been paying attention, you’ve seen a lot of projects out on Facebook and Pinterest using the bokeh technique.  A few of the ladies in our group have made them in the past couple of days, so I’ve been sort of itching to try it myself.

And so I did!  I made a bokeh background and then added some Stylish Stems Framelits flowers and a Suite Sentiments sentiment.  Take a look-see:

My layout is inspired by the sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches.

And my colors come from the Cupcakes Inspiration Challenge.

I started by making the background on a piece of Very Vanilla card stock.  To begin, I used my sponges to color the panel with Daffodil Delight and Calypso Coral.  I made the color pretty deep because I was going to add Whisper White.  I also didn’t fully blend the colors.  Then I took two pieces of scrap card stock and cut a 1″ hole in one and a 1/2″ hole in the other, using my Circle Punches.  Then I used those as stencils to sponge Whisper White Craft Ink circles all over the sponged panel.  I added a lot of circles in both sizes, taking care to overlap them and run them off the edge!

I used my Heat Tool to speed the drying process cuz I’m impatient!  Then I SNAILd the panel to a Cherry Cobbler mat and wrapped three lengths of Very Vanilla 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon around it, securing them in the back with scotch tape.

I pulled out the Suite Sentiments stamp set and, using my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to position it, stamped a sentiment in Cherry Cobbler ink.

Next up was the flower decoration.  I cut three Stylish Stems detailed leaves from Very Vanilla card stock and used Liquid Glue to adhere them to the card front.

Then I cut two small and one large Stylish Stem flowers from Cherry Cobbler card stock.  Remember these are two step die cuts – first you use the detailed die – which leaves a “negative” in the card stock.  Then you cut it out with the outline die.  I cut matching solid flowers from Very Vanilla and then used Liquid Glue to adhere the Cherry Cobbler detailed flowers to their Very Vanilla backgrounds.

I also cut a large detailed flower in Daffodil Delight and a small one in Calypso Coral.  All I wanted from these cuts was the little pieces that form the petals – so I didn’t do the second step on these.  Then I used little dabs of Liquid Glue to add pieces of Daffodil Delight into the large flower and Calypso Coral pieces into the small flowers.  You can see I didn’t fill all the spaces – letting the Very Vanilla show thru.

I popped the large flower onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals and added the two small flowers with a combination of Dimensionals and Liquid Glue.  Then I added a few Pearl Basic Jewels and the card front was done!

On the inside, I used the negative that I’d cut out when I was gathering my little pieces to glue into the flowers as a stencil.  I added a stenciled flower with Daffodil Delight and a little bit of Calypso Coral in the middle of a Very Vanilla panel.

I SNAILd the panel to a Cherry Cobbler mat and into my Very Vanilla card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

For my Very Vanilla Medium Envelope, I used the large Stylish Stems “stencil” and added a sponged Daffodil Delight and Calypso Coral flower to the front…

…and then I added more of the bokeh to the envelope flap.  I used sticky notes to mask off the rest of the envelope to protect it.

Et Voila!  Piecing in the little bits of card stock into the Stylish Stems flowers was a little persnickety, I won’t deny that.  But…I love how the flowers turned out!  And this bokeh!  Oh, I do like this technique!  Hope you do, too – and will give it a try! 🙂

Scroll on down for the card cuts and all the products you’ll need to make this one for yourself 


HOST CODE FOR 1 APR – 15 APR: 7QZA32B7

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 in the 2016-17 Annual Catalog or the 2017 Occasions Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


Y’all have a great rest of your Monday! 🙂

TTFN

Mary


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:   


CARD CUTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); 3 7/8″ x 4 7/8″ (card front and inner liner); Stylish Stems die cuts

Cherry Cobbler Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); Stylish Stems die cuts

Daffodil Delight Card Stock: Stylish Stems die cuts

Calypso Coral Card Stock: Stylish Stems 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….

On Sunday, we had a hankering for a Firehouse Sub (or salad, in my case!) for lunch.

Finn wanted to ride with, of course.  So, since he wears no shirt and no shoes (thus no service – or…even entry!), Wayne rode along so they could stay in the car with the A/C running.

Dad was also handy for taking this shot. 

Check the hand on the window.

I don’t really know what he was thinking (maybe…I wonder if they’re getting me a roast beef or a chicken sammie.  Hope it’s beef!) or doing with his hand, but…he’s just so ridiculously cute!

TTFN

M

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Stampin’ Up! Playful, Beautiful You for the 2017 Autism Matters Blog Hop


Good morning, y’all!  Welcome to the Autism Matters Blog Hop! A whole bunch of us joined together today to bring you guys some projects – our goal is to foster awareness about Autism and about the Autism Speaks organization!  And – we’re also doing this as a fundraiser to benefit Autism Speaks.  Scroll on down for more info about this organization. 🙂

While we didn’t have a sketch to work with, we’ve all made projects reflecting the colors of Autism…Red, Yellow and two shades of Blue!  Wait until you see the talented folks on the blog hop – you’re gonna be so impressed with all their projects, I just know it!  Check out this Fact About Autism and then scroll on down for my card!



Dogs have been shown to improve autistic children’s quality of life, independence, and safety. The presence of a trained dog can reduce aggressive behavior, calm the child, and serve as a link to the child’s community.

Finn SO knew that!!


I made my card using a cool little stamp set called Playful Backgrounds and the ever-beautiful Beautiful You.  When I added some Sending Love DSP, here’s what I came up with.  Take a look-see:


I’m not going to go into how I made this one – instead, I’ll invite you to come over to my Facebook page tonight at 8pm Eastern – when I’ll go live!  If you like, gather up all the supplies and card cuts below, and we’ll make it together!  Or – just watch me bumble-fuddle my way thru it!  I’ll post the video on You Tube afterwards so that you can watch later.


Before you go on to the next Blog  – please consider taking a moment to donate to Autism Speaks.

Autism Speaks is dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the lifespan, for the needs of individuals with autism and their families through advocacy and support; increasing understanding and acceptance of autism spectrum disorder; and advancing research into causes and better interventions for autism spectrum disorder and related conditions.

Autism Speaks enhances lives today and is accelerating a spectrum of solutions for tomorrow.

Please note: when you click below to donate, you’ll go to Amy Koenders’ page – I joined the fundraising effort under her!  Just like I joined SU! under her – don’t fix what ain’t broke! 🙂

Thank you in advance for your support!

 


Now that you’ve seen my project, please take a little time to visit all the 2017 Autism Matters Blog Hoppers today!  You can just click on the names below to go direct to all the blogs!

Enjoy the Hop and thank you again for your support of this worthy cause!

TTFN

Mary

 

  1. Brian King
  2. Julie DiMatteo
  3. Sandi MacIver
  4. Mary Deatherage – You are here
  5. Lydia Fiedler
  6. Kim Vogel
  7. Amy Koenders
  8. Linda Geiger
  9. Lisa Curcio
  10. Candy Ford
  11. Lisa Pretto
  12. Jari Francis
  13. Jaimie Babarczy
  14. Beth Hooper
  15. Sue Prather


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT          


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Whisper White Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, score and fold at 4 1/4″); 3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″ (card front and inner liner); 2 5/8″ x 3 3/8″ (art panel)

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

Daffodil Delight Card Stock:  3 3/4″ x 5″ (second mat for card front and for inner liner); 2 3/4″ x 3 1/2″ (second mat for art panel)

Sending Love DSP Stack: Beautiful You paper piecing; 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!


For this card, I took my layout inspiration from the Fab Friday Challenge this week!  Although I took a little license with it and turned it on its side! 🙂


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Finn-Fan Fix…will be back tomorrow!  No FFF’s on Blog Hop Days! 🙂

 

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Stampin’ Up! Weather Together For Brighter Days

Happy Saturday, y’all!  Hope you’ve got nice weather and a plan for an enjoyable weekend ahead of you!

And I hope that you’re thinking about doing one of two things this weekend.  Either…taking advantage of my three-way super duper ordering special…or…taking advantage of Stampin’ Up!’s super duper joining special!  You can find more details on both down below my card share! 😉

I made a card today that I don’t need.

Yet.  I think it’s always good to have a card like this on hand – and I didn’t.  I used the Annual Catalog bundle called Weather Together (coordinates with the Umbrella Weather Framelits.  Take a look-see:


I used two sketches to help me along with this one.  The first, from CASE This Sketch, was the inspiration for the layout.


And the color scheme is from the FabFri Challenge.


To begin, I made my umbrella.  I stamped the striped umbrella image from Weather Together in So Saffron on a piece of Whisper White card stock and cut it with the die in the Umbrella Weather Framelits.  I used the die that creates the creases in the umbrella so I could make it a little more dimensional.  Then I cut two little trim pieces – one from So Saffron and one from Calypso Coral.  I adhered them together and then to the umbrella with Liquid Glue.


I stamped a So Saffron umbrella handle and cut it out, too.  I colored the shaft in with my So Saffron Stampin’ Write Marker and used the Calypso Coral marker on the handle itself.  Then I gently creased the umbrella to make it look rounder, and used Liquid Glue to adhere the handle on the inside.

I laid the umbrella on a piece of Shimmery White card stock and, using my alchohol-filled Aqua Pen and the lid of my ink pad, brushed some Mint Macaron “rain” onto the card front – avoiding the area “under” the umbrella.


I made a sentiment from a piece of Shimmery White card stock, cut into a banner with my Paper Snips, and stamping the Weather Together sentiment in Calypso Coral.  Then I lightly edged it with my Mint Macaron Marker.

Finally, I stamped three clouds in Smoky Slate ink and cut them out with their Umbrella Weather Framelit dies.  I adhered two large clouds with Liquid Glue and popped the small cloud over top with some Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I used my Basic Gray Watercolor Pencil to lightly shade under the larger clouds for some depth.  

Next I added the umbrella with some Stampin’ Dimensionals.


I cut the handle with my snips, adhered the sentiment with Stampin’ Dimensionals, and then added the little end of the handle with some more Dimensioanals – so that you can’t even tell that the handle was cut!

The final piece was to cut some raindrops out of Silver Foil, using the little die in the Umbrella Weather Framelits.  I adhered them with eensy little dabs of Liquid Glue.  Then I adhered the card front to a Mint Macaron mat and it was done!

On the inside, I added a second Weather Together sentiment to a Whisper White mat in Calypso Coral.  Around that, I stamped a veritable garden of blooms in So Saffron, Peekaboo Peach and Calypso Coral, using the little flower stamp in the set.


I SNAILd the panel to a Mint Macaron mat and into my Peekaboo Peach card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals, and the card was done.

On the front of my Whisper White Medium Envelope, I repeated my brighter days garden…


…and on the envelope flap, I watercolored a little more Mint Macaron and then added a Weather Together sentiment (“I’m here for you”) in Calypso Coral.


Et Voila!  This Weather Together stamp set and matching Umbrella Weather Framelits is a nice one – sentiments for several occasions and lots of image possibilities.  Hope you like! 🙂

Scroll on down for the card cuts and all the products you’ll need to make this one for yourself!  


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Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2016-17 Annual Catalog or the 2016 Holiday Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


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If you’re interested in becoming a Demonstrator or have any questions about joining, feel free to drop me an email, I’d love to tell you more about it!  Or visit my Join My Team page for more details.  I welcome all types of Demonstrators on my team – from those who’d just like to get the discount for themselves to those who want to build a business. 🙂

 


Have a wonderful day and I’ll see you tomorrow! 🙂

TTFN

Mary


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:  


CARD CUTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:

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

Mint Macaron Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for card front and for inner liner)

Shimmery White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); 5/8″ x 2 3/4″ (sentiment)

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); Umbrella Weather die cuts

Silver Foil: Umbrella Weather die cut rain drops

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….

I’ve created a bit of a monster.

A 55-pound lap-monster.

With spring-y boing-y legs.

That can do a flat-footed leap into my lap.  With no warning whatsoever.

Except…


As we’d say in the military – this is my WARNORD (Warning Order).  At this point, if I look at him and wiggle an eyebrow, he’ll be in my lap.

Best not to have a cup of coffee.

Or a computer.

Or….a cat! 🙂

TTFN

M

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Stampin’ Up! Me=Grateful Dragonfly for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

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Happy Thursday, y’all – and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!  We’ve got a sketch to work with today and I hope that you’ll take a few minutes to check out all our projects!  And then maybe you’ll make them for yourselves!

Here’s our sketch…

I also used a color challenge from The Paper Players.


I ended up using a stamp set that’s been lurking in my shelves for a while now.  I realized when I opened the case that I’ve not used it even once!  It’s the Me=Grateful stamp set – and I know I’ll be using it again.  It’s got great sentiments.  I paired it with a little of the Sale-A-Bration paper called the Inside the Lines DSP (and there’s only TWO WEEKS left to get it for yourself!).  Take a look-see:


This one is very easy.  Quick?  Depends on how fast you are with Blender Pen coloring!

I started with a piece of Old Olive card stock, cut at my mat size of 4″ x 5 1/4″.  I cut a piece of the Inside the Lines DSP (making sure I got that dragonfly where he’d peek out from under my sentiments) at 2 3/4″ x 3 7/8″.  And I also cut a piece of Whisper White at 2 3/8″ x 3 7/8″.  Then I used Liquid Glue to adhere the two pieces to the Old Olive mat, butting them up in the center.

I used the Old Olive Watercolor Pencil (get these quick if you don’t have a set – they’re showing as Low Inventory!) and a Blender Pen to color the leaves and stems.  I just added the watercolor pencil where there would have been “shadows” and on the drawn lines – then pulled the color with the Blender Pen.  I used my Pear Pizzazz Stampin’ Write Marker to color in the centers of the flowers.


I wrapped a piece of Silver 1/8″ Ribbon around the “seam”, securing it in the back with scotch tape.

I used a new Lace Doily and adhered it white-side-up with Liquid Glue.

For my Me=Grateful sentiment, I inked it up in Old Olive and stamped it on a piece of Whisper White card stock, then cut it with a square Stitched Shapes Framelit die.  I used my Paper Trimmer to cut an Old Olive mat and adhered them together with Liquid Glue.  Using a couple of Glue Dots, I wound some loops of Silver Metallic Thread around the back and popped it all over the Lace Doily with Stampin’ Dimensionals.


I tied a little bow with the Silver 1/8″ Ribbon, attached it with a Glue Dot and that was it for the card front.

On the inside, I inked up the dragonfly in the Dragonfly Dreams stamp set with Basic Black Archival Ink and stamped it in the corner of a Whisper White panel.  Then I added a second sentiment from Me=Grateful in Old Olive, positioning it with my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig.


I SNAILd the panel to an Old Olive mat and into my Basic Black card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals, and the card was done!

On the front of my Whisper White Medium Envelope, I added another Basic Black Archival Ink dragonfly…


…and I gave the envelope flap some more of the Inside The Lines DSP, coloring it again with my Old Olive Watercolor Pencil, Pear Pizzazz Marker and a Blender Pen.


Et Voila!  This paper is a ton of fun to color – and it works beautifully with this serene, monochromatic color scheme.  Hope you like!

How handy that Stampin’ Up! put a dragonfly on this pretty paper so we could coordinate it with the ever-popular Dragonfly Dreams bundle!  Get ’em both while they last, folks! 🙂

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

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TTFN

Mary


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CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

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

Old Olive Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2 1/4″ square (mat for sentiment)

Whisper White Card Stock:  2 3/8″ x 3 7/8″ (top half of card front); 2 1/8″ Stitched Shapes square (sentiment); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

Inside the Lines DSP: 2 3/4″ x 3 7/8″ (bottom half of card front); envelope flap

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