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Stampin’ Up! Happiness Surrounds Your Day!

Happy weekend, y’all!  Hope you’ve got something fun planned.

I have a plane flight planned.  Which – is NOT fun.  Not in any way that you slice it.  Tomorrow’ll be a 12 hour day to get back to Atlanta.  Bleh bleh bleh.  But we’ve had a great visit and gotten done all the things we needed to do while I was here.  So – bonus!

But – expectation management:  I will NOT be doing a Facebook live tomorrow – so sorry!  I don’t even land in Atlanta until a little after 5, so…just can’t do it, y’all!  I’ll be back next weekend, I promise!!

Let’s not think about that unpleasantness right now, though, shall we?  Instead, let’s take a look at a card that comes from the second stamp set in the upcoming Snowflake Showcase (available 1 Nov – 30 Nov 18).  This is the Happiness Surrounds stamp set and…it gives a completely different look from the Snow Is Glistening set I used yesterday.  Take a look-see:

The layout for this one is from the Tuesday Morning Sketches challenge.

I started by stamping the sentiment from Happiness Surrounds in Call Me Clover on a Whisper White panel.  Then I embossed the panel in the Subtle Dynamic TIEF and matted it on a Mango Melody panel with Liquid Glue for the card front.

On a separate piece of Whisper White, using my Stamparatus, I stamped three of the flowers from the set.  Each flower is stamped twice – I rotated the stamp 90 degrees on the second stamp to create a cross-hatched image.  One flower was done in pure Mango Melody.  On the other two, I inked the stamp in Mango Melody, then used a Sponge Dauber to color the outside edges of the flower with Poppy Parade.  Once they were all colored, I cut them out with the matching die in the Snowfall Thinlits set.  Like the Happiness Surrounds stamp set – this die set will be available only from 1 – 30 November!

With another die from the Snowfall Thinlits, I cut three detailed flowers from Mango Melody and four from Poppy Parade.  Using Liquid Glue, I adhered the flowers to the cross-hatched flowers.  I saved the fourth Poppy Parade flower for later.

I inked the leaf image from Happiness Surrounds with Call Me Clover ink and added a bunch of leaves around the sentiment.  I laid my flowers on the panel where I was going to have them end up – and used them to help me figure out where to stamp the leaves.  Hint:  this would have been a heckuva lot easier to do BEFORE I embossed the panel.  But, I just used my Call Me Clover Stampin’ Write Marker to clean up the images. 😉

I adhered all the flowers with Liquid Glue.  I took the last Poppy Parade flower and snipped away all but the very center and adhered it with a little Liquid Glue by the sentiment.

I used my Call Me Clover stamp pad to color the last little bit of White Baker’s Twine from the Sincerely Santa Project Kit.  Hint:  if you do this (and why wouldn’t you!?) be SURE to give the twine plenty of time to dry.  Just sayin’.

Then I tied a bow with my colored twine and adhered it to the little Poppy Parade flower.  I finished off the card front with some Share What You Love Artisan Pearls.  And that was it!

On the inside, I added a second sentiment from Happiness Surrounds in Call Me Clover to a Whisper White panel.  Then I stamped a flower in Poppy Parade and a couple of leaves in Call Me Clover.  I used my Mango Melody Stampin’ Write Marker to color the flower center – and added another Share What You Love pearl.

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

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more flowers and leaves on the front…

…and on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  The Happiness Surrounds stamp set gives you a more non-seasonal selection of sentiments and floral images than the equally beautiful Snow Is Glistening set (which is more seasonally oriented!).  What’s so cool, though, is that BOTH sets work with the Snowfall Thinlits set.  Which is awesome!  Hope you like – and are counting the days to 1 Nov!

TTFN


HOST CODE FOR 16 OCT – 31 OCT: 776HUXQY

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


It’s Time to Get Signed Up For the November Holiday Paper Pumpkin!

The Paper Pumpkin team designed November’s kit to give current you guys a solution for your holiday crafting needs!  So, now’s the time to get cozy this Christmas season with Paper Pumpkin, your One-Stop Box™ for holiday papercrafting fun.  When you subscribe by 10 November, we’ll send you our specially-designed box filled with everything you’ll need for a holly-jolly, handmade holiday.

  • The holidays are the best time to share our appreciation for others, and nothing does that like a handmade holiday card. November’s kit gives you everything you need to make plenty of those! (10 cards; 5 of 2 unique holiday designs.)
  • Coordinating colors for this kit: Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Garden Green, Gold, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, Whisper White
  • HINT:  the box is a great sneak of what’s inside!  Can you say…PLAID, baby!! 🙂

Remember, when you subscribe (or renew your subscription!) before 10 Nov, you’ll  gets all of this PLUS an exclusive stamp set AND an ink spot—all for $19.95 and that includes shipping!  If you’re currently a subscriber – just hang in there and you’ll see notice that your kit shipped after the 10th of November!

If you’re interested in subscribing to Paper Pumpkin, you can either sign up for a subscription where you’re billed monthly for your kit or you can purchase a prepaid subscription in my online store.  To see more information and to sign up for the monthly subscription, click here.  To see the options for prepaid subscriptions in my online store, click here.


Coming in November!

Let it snow! Or at least… create a snowy wonderland using this incredible assortment of products.

With two stamp sets, paper, accessories, and dies, the only limit is your creativity!

This suite of snowy goodness is currently available only to Demonstrators (or…in a Starter Kit!) – but it’s coming soon for you guys!

The thing is, when it does arrive for you on 1 Nov, it’ll only be while supplies last OR until 30 November 2018 whichever comes first!  If a product’s supply is depleted before 30 November 30 it will no longer be available for purchase.

You can click on the picture above to see a fun video showcasing the products.  Then check out the flyer below to take a closer look-see!


Stampin’ Up! Products Used in this Project:  

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Poppy Parade Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored at 5 1/2″); Snowflake Thinlits die cut flowers (x4)

Mango Melody Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); Snowflake Thinlits die cut flowers (x3)

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); Snowflake Thinlits die cut solid flowers (x3)


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

This post is not scary.

Nor filled with soaring vistas of Colorado.  We’ve done a lot of driving these past couple of days – and taking pictures while driving is usually frowned upon.

No – this post is all about cute.

Just a single picture of Clare Belle.

Attempting to reduce her three foot length into the smallest possible footprint!

No.  We do not know why.

Nor how.

But she’s darned cute, isn’t she?! 🙂

TTFN

M

 

Categories: Any Occasion, Congratulations, For You, Friendship, General, Happy Birthday, Life Event, Paper Pumpkin, Special Promotions | Tags: , | 14 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Happiness Surrounds Sneak Peek!

Mornin’, my peeps – hope you’re having a great week!  It’s gorgeous – again!  – here in Colorado – although…it was like…13F when I got up this morning.  Which is approximately 50F too cold for this girl! 😉

My card today is from the soon-to-be-available Happiness Surrounds stamp set.  This is a set in the Snowflake Showcase suite coming in November.  It’s only going to be available for a limited time – so be ready to snag it up on 1 Nov.  I paired it with some more pumpkin-y goodness from the Toil & Trouble DSP.  Take a look-see:

So the layout for this one is from this week’s MFT Wednesday Card Challenge:

And the colors are – loosely! – from The Paper Players.  I didn’t bring a piece of card stock, an ink pad, or a marker of any sort in Crushed Curry.  So….I substituted Mango Melody.  Mea Culpa! 😉

I started with the aforementioned piece of Mango Melody card stock as the basis for the card front.  I cut a piece of Toil & Trouble DSP to my “normal” size (3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″) and then cut it into 6 panels.  They’re pretty close to being the same size – each is roughly 1 5/8″ x 1 7/8″.  I used Liquid Glue to eyeball them and adhered them to the Mango Melody panel.

See the doily?  That little beauty was leftover from the Sincerely Santa Project Kit I showed you yesterday (see it here if you missed i!)!  Yep – SU! gives you some extras and I actually did NOT make any mistakes! Whaaaaa!??  So I had a couple leftover!

With the sweet little flower-dy circle image from Happiness Surrounds (that’s one of the new sets coming on 1 Nov) I stamped the doily in Mossy Meadow – then I re-inked in Mango Melody and stamped it a second time.  Then I adhered that doily to the card front with some Liquid Glue.

I cut four branches of berries with the die in the Frosted Bouquet Framelits – two from Mango Melody and two from Cajun Craze – and adhered them ever-so-creatively to the doily.

The sentiment, also from Happiness Surrounds, is stamped on a little strip of Whisper White in Cajun Craze.  I snipped a banner end and popped it on with a Stampin’ Dimensional.

I added a heart shaped Corrugated Element with Liquid Glue, then used Glue Dots to adhere a Linen Thread double-loop Billie-bow and a simple bow from Mossy Meadow Festive Farmhouse Cotton Twine.  I added a white round dot from the Santa’s Workshop Enamel Shapes and the card front was done!

On the inside, I added a second sentiment from Happiness Surrounds in Cajun Craze on a Whisper White panel.  Next to it, I stamped the flower circle in Mossy Meadow and Mango Melody.  I inked just a few of the leaves for each stamped image (this is a photopolymer set – so it’s easy-peasy!).  I added another of the Santa’s Workshop Enamel Elements in the middle of the “flower”.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Mango Melody mat and into my Mossy Meadow card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got another “flower” on the front – including an Enamel shape…

…and some more pumpkin Toil & Trouble DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Love the Happiness Surrounds set – it’s got wonderful sentiments and images in it – perfect for so many occasions!

I hope you like – and are marking the days until you can get these goodies for yourself!

TTFN


HOST CODE FOR 16 OCT – 31 OCT: 776HUXQY

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


Santa’s Workshop Memories & More Card Pack is BACK!

Whoo-hoo!  This awesome pack is chock-a-block full of wonderful Christmas images and sentiments!  And…it’s back in stock!

Head on over to my online store and getcha some! 🙂


It’s Time to Get Signed Up For the November Holiday Paper Pumpkin!

The Paper Pumpkin team designed November’s kit to give current you guys a solution for your holiday crafting needs!  So, now’s the time to get cozy this Christmas season with Paper Pumpkin, your One-Stop Box™ for holiday papercrafting fun.  When you subscribe by 10 November, we’ll send you our specially-designed box filled with everything you’ll need for a holly-jolly, handmade holiday.

  • The holidays are the best time to share our appreciation for others, and nothing does that like a handmade holiday card. November’s kit gives you everything you need to make plenty of those! (10 cards; 5 of 2 unique holiday designs.)
  • Coordinating colors for this kit: Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Garden Green, Gold, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, Whisper White
  • HINT:  the box is a great sneak of what’s inside!  Can you say…PLAID, baby!! 🙂

Remember, when you subscribe (or renew your subscription!) before 10 Nov, you’ll  gets all of this PLUS an exclusive stamp set AND an ink spot—all for $19.95 and that includes shipping!  If you’re currently a subscriber – just hang in there and you’ll see notice that your kit shipped after the 10th of November!

If you’re interested in subscribing to Paper Pumpkin, you can either sign up for a subscription where you’re billed monthly for your kit or you can purchase a prepaid subscription in my online store.  To see more information and to sign up for the monthly subscription, click here.  To see the options for prepaid subscriptions in my online store, click here.


Coming in November!

Let it snow! Or at least… create a snowy wonderland using this incredible assortment of products.

With two stamp sets, paper, accessories, and dies, the only limit is your creativity!

This suite of snowy goodness is currently available only to Demonstrators (or…in a Starter Kit!) – but it’s coming soon for you guys!

The thing is, when it does arrive for you on 1 Nov, it’ll only be while supplies last OR until 30 November 2018 whichever comes first!  If a product’s supply is depleted before 30 November 30 it will no longer be available for purchase.

You can click on the picture above to see a fun video showcasing the products.  Then check out the flyer below to take a closer look-see!


Stampin’ Up! Products Used in this Project: 

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Mossy Meadow Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored at 5 1/2″)

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

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

Toil & Trouble DSP:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front – cut into 6 – 1 7/8″ x ~1 5/8″ squares); 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

As advertised, my friend arrived on Monday afternoon – and we immediately sat down – so we could both get a little work done (me blogging and Sally grading papers – she’s an online teacher – which appears to be VERY hard work…that career choice is definitely not for me, y’all!!).  So – since I’m camera happy, I took a little pic…

Okay – so I’m camera HAPPY – not so much camera CAPABLE! 😉

Clara mentioned she wanted in on the picture taking and that she was ready for her close-up!

She got really excited by all the commotion.  We could hardly get her to calm down….

TTFN

M

 

Categories: Any Occasion, Encouragement, For You, Friendship, Sneak peek, Thinking Of You | Tags: , , | 14 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Just a Note to Wish You Well

Good morning, y’all!  Hope your weekend is going swimmingly!

WE will not be swimming – cuz of how it’s colder than a well-digger’s lunch bucket here (that’s REALLY cold in case you’re unfamiliar with the analogy!).

So – I’ve come to the sad realization that I just don’t have enough internet speed/bandwidth here to do a FB Live – so…we’re going to have to skip that for today.  I’ll try to be back next week, though!

I made a simple little card using the Wishing You Well stamp set and some pumpkins from the Toil & Trouble DSP.  Take a look-see:

The design for this one hailed from this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge.

I started with a piece of Very Vanilla card stock that I embossed in the Layered Leaves Dynamic TIEF.

Now – I learned something today.  My mom has a Big Shot so I didn’t bring mine – and I didn’t bring most of my platforms.  Something told me to stick the Magnetic Platform in, though.  Which is good – cuz the platform my mom has is AWOL.  So…I tried messing around with what I had.  With this Dynamic TIEF (these are a lot thicker, remember) I was able to emboss with a Magnetic Card from Stamp-N-Storage as a shim with the Magnetic Platform!  Score! 🙂

I added faux stitches with my Mossy Meadow Stampin’ Write Marker, then I matted the panel on a Cajun Craze panel for the card front.

On another piece of Very Vanilla, I stamped the pretty grasses image from the Wishing You Well stamp set in Mango Melody – then I turned the stamp ever-so-slightly and stamped it again without re-inking.  I added the flowers with Cajun Craze and stamped the oh-so-totally-gorgeous ribbon/bow with Mossy Meadow.  Then I cut the image with the largest circle die in the Stitched Shapes Framelits.

I matted the circle on a Scalloped Circle of Cajun Craze and popped it onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I fussy cut three pumpkins from the Toil & Trouble DSP and adhered them with a combination of Liquid Glue and Dimensionals.

The Wishing You Well sentiment is stamped in Mossy Meadow on a strip of Very Vanilla.  I snipped banner ends, then edged it with my Mossy Meadow Stampin’ Write Marker and adhered it with Liquid Glue.

I tied a Mossy Meadow bow from the Festive Farmhouse Cotton Twine and stuck it on with a Glue  Dot.  Several gold Metallic Pearls on the flowers and on the sentiment finished off the card front.

On the inside, I added another Wishing You Well leaves image in Mango Melody on a Very Vanilla panel.  I added Cajun Craze flowers, a Mossy Meadow bow and Mossy Meadow faux stitches, too!

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Cajun Craze mat and then into my Mango Melody card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got more flowers on the front…

…and I added some more of the Toil & Trouble DSP to the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I just love this Wishing You Well stamp set – I think it has to be one of my favorites in the Holiday Catalog.  Hope you like!

TTFN


HOST CODE FOR 1 OCT – 15 OCT: MC7D3KYW

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


Santa’s Workshop Memories & More Card Pack is BACK!

Whoo-hoo!  This awesome pack is chock-a-block full of wonderful Christmas images and sentiments!  And…it’s back in stock!

Head on over to my online store and getcha some! 🙂


It’s Time to Get Signed Up For the November Holiday Paper Pumpkin!

The Paper Pumpkin team designed November’s kit to give current you guys a solution for your holiday crafting needs!  So, now’s the time to get cozy this Christmas season with Paper Pumpkin, your One-Stop Box™ for holiday papercrafting fun.  When you subscribe by 10 November, we’ll send you our specially-designed box filled with everything you’ll need for a holly-jolly, handmade holiday.

  • The holidays are the best time to share our appreciation for others, and nothing does that like a handmade holiday card. November’s kit gives you everything you need to make plenty of those! (10 cards; 5 of 2 unique holiday designs.)
  • Coordinating colors for this kit: Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Garden Green, Gold, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, Whisper White
  • HINT:  the box is a great sneak of what’s inside!  Can you say…PLAID, baby!! 🙂

Remember, when you subscribe (or renew your subscription!) before 10 Nov, you’ll  gets all of this PLUS an exclusive stamp set AND an ink spot—all for $19.95 and that includes shipping!  If you’re currently a subscriber – just hang in there and you’ll see notice that your kit shipped after the 10th of November!

If you’re interested in subscribing to Paper Pumpkin, you can either sign up for a subscription where you’re billed monthly for your kit or you can purchase a prepaid subscription in my online store.  To see more information and to sign up for the monthly subscription, click here.  To see the options for prepaid subscriptions in my online store, click here.


Coming in November!

Let it snow! Or at least… create a snowy wonderland using this incredible assortment of products.

With two stamp sets, paper, accessories, and dies, the only limit is your creativity!

This suite of snowy goodness is currently available only to Demonstrators (or…in a Starter Kit!) – but it’s coming soon for you guys!

The thing is, when it does arrive for you on 1 Nov, it’ll only be while supplies last OR until 30 November 2018 whichever comes first!  If a product’s supply is depleted before 30 November 30 it will no longer be available for purchase.

You can click on the picture above to see a fun video showcasing the products.  Then check out the flyer below to take a closer look-see!


Stampin’ Up! Products Used in this Project:

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Mango Melody Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored at 5 1/2″)

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

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

Toil & Trouble DSP:  fussy cut pumpkins; 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

As requested – some pics from Colorado!

Saturday was gorgeous – supposed to start the snow at 2am on Sunday – so we did a little bit of errand running.  Then when we got home I noticed a few…nuthatches (I think?) on a pine tree outside the deck.

See him?

He and his buddies were flitting all around one particular pine tree with lots of pine cones.  They’d land on the pine cone (upside down!) and peck peck peck at the seed inside!

Not easy to see him – sorry!  But they were quite entertaining for a few minutes!

Here’s a few pics from around our house….the Aspen are busy being spectacular!

When I went on today’s walk – I’m TRYING to be good and keep closing those darned iWatch rings!! – I got a super view

The house is nestled in the woods – pretty quintessential cabin in the Colorado mountains!

So – Monday’s pictures will probably feature that cold white stuff!  Stay tuned!

TTFN

M

 

Categories: Any Occasion, Everyday, Fall, For You, Friendship, General, Just a Note, Just Because, Paper Pumpkin | Tags: , | 24 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Festive Spirited Snowmen

Happy Happy Hawwwmp Day, y’all!  We’re sitting watching the impending arrival of Florence on the east coast.  Seems that every time they show the potential track – they move it.

Which means that only Flo knows where Flo is going to go.

About the only thing all the models and weather peeps can agree on is that it’s going to be very bad.

If you’re in her sights – I hope you made tracks and are somewhere safe!

My card for today is just a fun little number that uses the new Spirited Snowmen stamp set and some Festive Farmhouse DSP.  Take a look-see:

The layout was inspired by this week’s Hand Stamped Sentiments sketch challenge.

 

I started with a piece of the pretty Festive Farmhouse DSP and matted it on Cherry Cobbler for the card front.  Then I used a few Glue Dots to adhere a length of 5/8″ Striped Burlap Trim.

I matted another piece of Festive Farmhouse on Cherry Cobbler and popped it over the burlap trim with some Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I stamped the sweet little Spirited Snowmen image in Crumb Cake on some Very Vanilla card stock and colored it with my Light Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blend, as well as my Light and Dark Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler and Smoky Slate Blends.  I also used the Color Lifter to add some highlighting.

Then I cut the image out with my largest circle Stitched Shapes Framelit die and adhered it to the card front with Liquid Glue.

I cut a Blizzard Thinlits die from Very Vanilla card stock and used Liquid Glue to adhered them on the top of the circle.

For the Spirited Snowmen sentiment, I stamped it in Cherry Cobbler on a strip of Very Vanilla – then I punched the end with my Everyday Label punch.  I stuck the strip in thru the BACK of the punch to create the cute little end!  I used my Old Olive Stampin’ Write Marker to add some faux stitches and adhered it to the card front with Glue.

To the end of the sentiment, I added another Blizzard Thinlit snowflake, a Linen Thread double-loop Billie-bow and a double-length bow of Cherry Cobbler Festive Farmhouse Cotton Twine.  I colored a few Pearl Basic Jewels with the Dark Cherry Cobbler Blend and adhered them to the snowflakes – and the card was done!

On the inside, I stamped some Spirited Snowmen snowflakes and holly in Crumb Cake on a Very Vanilla panel.  I colored the holly with my Old Olive and Cherry Cobbler Blends.  Then I “stitched” around the holly with the Old Olive Stampin’ Write Marker.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Cherry Cobbler mat and into my Thick Very Vanilla Medium Envelope, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got more Spirited Snowmen snowflakes and holly on the front…

…and the envelope flap got some more of the Festive Farmhouse DSP.

Et Voila!  Not Christmas, per se – but certainly a lovely card for the approaching festive season.  I love these little Spirited Snowmen – and putting them atop Festive Farmhouse DSP just seemed like the right thing to do!  Hope you like!

TTFN

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 1 SEP – 15 SEP: NNXFK6AT

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


The 2018 Holiday Catalog is Here

The new 2018 Holiday Catalog is Amaze-balls!!  If you haven’t seen it yet, click on the cover image to open up a PDF of the catalog.

If you aren’t one of my customers but would like to be and need a copy of the catalog mailed to you, fill out the form on my Stampin’ Up! Catalogs page and I’ll get a copy in the mail to you ASAP!


2018 Holiday Catalog Special Bundles!

I’ve put together some special money-saving bundles for you from this awesome and wonderful catalog!  You’ll get a bunch of goodies, shipped directly to you!  And you’re going to save a pretty penny, too!

When you order one bundle, you’ll get the new Swirls & Curls TIEF for…FREE!  Buy multiple bundles….and you’ll get the Swirls & Curls TIEF for free PLUS I’m going to add in a SURPRISE gift! 😉

We’ve got some Fall bundles, a few Christmas bundles, and a Halloween Bundle.  Take a look-see:

#1- Making Christmas Bright Bundle- $100 
#2 – Santa’s Workshop Bundle- $126
#3 – Joyous Noel Bundle- $77
#4 – Festive Farmhouse Bundle- $110
#5 – Country Lane Bundle- $84
#6 – Frosted Floral Bundle (6a – Wood – $129) or (6b – Clear – $123)  
#7- Toil & Trouble Bundle (7a – Wood – $113) or (7b – Clear – $106)  

Check out what goodies are in each bundle – and get signed up for yours today!  There’s a handy Order Form right here on my Stamps-N-Lingers 2018 Holiday Catalog Bundles


Dashing Along Designer Series Paper Host Promotion!

Host a Workshop or place an order of $250 or more (total before shipping and tax) in the month of September, and get the Dashing Along Designer Series Paper FREE.  The Dashing Along Designer Series Paper is in addition to the Stampin’ Rewards you’ll earn!

Find all the details (and how to get this pretty paper for yourself!) at my Stampin’ Up! Promotions Page!


It’s Time to Start Redeeming!

 

All that ordering you did in August is about to PAY OFF!!  It’s time to start redeeming your Bonus Days Coupons!  Of course – you CAN wait until the 5th and redeem them on 2018 Holiday Catalog goodies!

Here’s the deets:

  • Redemption Period Deadlines
    • September 30, 2018, by 11:50 PM (MT)
  • There is no limit to the number of coupon codes participants can use on an order during redemption.
  • Bonus Days coupon codes may be redeemed for any product (excluding Starter Kits, demonstrator supply items, and Paper Pumpkin subscriptions.)
    • New prepaid Paper Pumpkin codes MAY be discounted with Bonus Days coupon codes.
  • Bonus Days coupon codes may be redeemed one time only.

So – here’s a handy flyer to walk you thru redeeming your coupons in my Online Store – click it to make it big enough for humans! 🙂


Stampin’ Up! Products Used in this Project:

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

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

Cherry Cobbler Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3 1/2″ x 4 1/8″ (mat for smaller DSP panel on front)

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 2 7/8″ Stitched Shapes Circle (art); 1/2″ x 2 5/8″ (sentiment); Blizzard Thinlits die cut snowflakes

Festive Farmhouse DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); 3 3/8″ x 4″ (smaller DSP panel on front); envelope flap

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


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


Finn Fan Fix

We’ve had a bit of a problem with respect this week.

Or – lack thereof.

I think the picture will speak for itself.

Are you kidding me, squirrel?!?  I.  AM.  DOG!

TTFN

Mary

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Stampin’ Up! Country Home on a Country Lane for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Happy Thursday, y’all – and welcome to another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!! Today’s a color challenge (and it’s very Fall-y!).  With the arrival yesterday of the 2018 Holiday Catalog, I can’t wait for you to see everyone’s projects today!

When I saw our colors for this week, I right away pulled out the new Country Home stamp set and paired it up with the coordinating Country Lane DSP.  Take a look-see:

Uhm…can you guess the colors? 😉

And – since I’ll always take a little extra help…I also pulled some inspiration from this week’s CAS(E) This Sketch challenge.

I started with some wood-grain paper from the Country Lane DSP and embossed it in the new Subtle Dynamic TIEF.  Then I cut a second strip of cotton-y paper in Crushed Curry.  I matted both pieces on Mint Macaron using Liquid Glue, then used more Liquid Glue to adhere the matted strip to the card front.

I wrapped some new 3/16″ Braided Linen Trim around the diagonal strip, securing it in the back with a couple of Glue Dots.

For the art work, I used Early Espresso to stamp the floral arrangement and the milk can from the Coutnry Home set on a piece of Whisper White.  I colored the floral art with my Mint Macaron, Crushed Curry and (yes, I cheated a smidge!) my Cajun Craze Stampin’ Write Marker.

For the milk can, I used a Blender Pen and my Early Espresso Watercolor Pencil – I scribbled some of the Watercolor Pencil on a piece of scrap paper and then used the Blender Pen to pick up the color.

Once I had all the shading that I wanted, I added the sentiment in Early Espresso.  Finally, I used a little tiny paint brush to add some Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint to the can.

I matted the panel on Mint Macaron and popped it over the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Once it was on the card front, it looked a little plain to me, so I added some faux stitches with my Early Espresso Stampin’ Write Marker.

I adhered a Galvanized Button next to the panel with a Glue Dot, then added a double-length bow of 3/16″ Braided Linen Trim with another Glue Dot and the card front was done!

On the inside, I added a second sentiment from Country Home in Early Espresso to a Whisper White panel.  Across the bottom, I stamped the floral image a few times in Early Espresso and colored them like I’d done on the front.  The faux stitches finished it off!

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Mint Macaron 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 more Country Home florals and faux stitches across the front…

…and then I added a little more cotton-y Country Lane DSP to the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  How sweet is this Coutnry Home stamp set and the gorgeous Country Lane DSP?!  It’s flat-out perfect for all sorts of wonderful, Fall-y, projects!  I hope you like!

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

 

Amy Koenders

Mary Deatherage – YOU ARE HERE!

Kristi Gray

Jaimie Babarczy

Karen Finkle

Julie Johnston

Have fun on the Hop!!

TTFN

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 1 SEP – 15 SEP: NNXFK6AT

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


The 2018 Holiday Catalog is Here!

The new 2018 Holiday Catalog is Amaze-balls!!  If you haven’t seen it yet, click on the cover image to open up a PDF of the catalog.

If you aren’t one of my customers but would like to be and need a copy of the catalog mailed to you, fill out the form on my Stampin’ Up! Catalogs page and I’ll get a copy in the mail to you ASAP!


Dashing Along Designer Series Paper Host Promotion!

Host a Workshop or place an order of $250 or more (total before shipping and tax) in the month of September, and get the Dashing Along Designer Series Paper FREE.  The Dashing Along Designer Series Paper is in addition to the Stampin’ Rewards you’ll earn!

Find all the details (and how to get this pretty paper for yourself!) at my Stampin’ Up! Promotions Page!


Still Time to Get Signed Up!

I promise – this kit won’t give you nightmares, but you WILL be haunted by the spooky box, wrapped in a whimsical spider web. And the contents? Not scary . . . just adorable, and everything you’ll need for FUN Halloween crafting!!  It’s a real “treat”!

Yep – the September kit is all about the Treats!  PACKAGING the treats, that is! 🙂

Not wild about Halloween?  Prefer cards? Well… As with every Paper Pumpkin kit, September’s kit can be repurposed.  For instance, you can add cardstock and make some cards! This kit’s coordinating colors are: Mango MelodyGorgeous GrapePumpkin Pie and Basic Black 

Promotion Details

  • New subscribers must subscribe by September 10 to get the Halloween kit.
  • Canceled subscribers must be in active status by September 10 to get the Halloween kit.
  • Current subscribers must stay active through September 10 to get the Halloween kit.
  • Product availability may be limited toward the end of the subscription period.

So…if you’re ready to get spooky crafty fun coming to you in a Paper Pumpkin box, you can either sign up for a subscription where you’re billed monthly for your kit or you can purchase a prepaid subscription in my online store.  For more information and to sign up for the monthly subscription, click here.  Or, check out the options for prepaid subscriptions in my online store, click here.


It’s Time to Start Redeeming!

 

All that ordering you did in August is about to PAY OFF!!  It’s time to start redeeming your Bonus Days Coupons!  Of course – you CAN wait until the 5th and redeem them on 2018 Holiday Catalog goodies!

Here’s the deets:

  • Redemption Period Deadlines
    • September 30, 2018, by 11:50 PM (MT)
  • There is no limit to the number of coupon codes participants can use on an order during redemption.
  • Bonus Days coupon codes may be redeemed for any product (excluding Starter Kits, demonstrator supply items, and Paper Pumpkin subscriptions.)
    • New prepaid Paper Pumpkin codes MAY be discounted with Bonus Days coupon codes.
  • Bonus Days coupon codes may be redeemed one time only.

So – here’s a handy flyer to walk you thru redeeming your coupons in my Online Store – click it to make it big enough for humans! 🙂


Stampin’ Up! Products Used in this Project:

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Crushed Curry 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″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 1 5/8″ x 4 7/8″ (mat for diagonal strip); 2 1/2″ x 4″ (mat for art work)

Whisper White Card Stock: 2 3/8″ x 3 7/8″ (art panel); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

Country Lane DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); 1 1/2″ x 4 3/4″ (diagonal strip on front); envelope flap

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


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


Finn Fan Fix

No FFF’s on Blog Hop Days! 🙂

TTFN

M

Categories: Friendship, Just Hello!, New Catalog Launch, Paper Pumpkin, Special Promotions, Thank You Cards, Thanksgiving, Thinking Of You | Tags: , , | 14 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Festive Pop of Petals and Many Blessings

Mornin’, my peeps!  How goes your week? It’s sort of like Monday, right?  I hope you do NOT have a Monday-Tuesday! 🙂

Guess what tomorrow is?!?

Well – yea, it’s Wednesday (aka Hawwmp Day).  But…more importantly – it’s 2018 Holiday Catalog LAUNCH DAY!!

Whoo-hoo!  I know you can hardly wait – and I’m excited for you – I can’t wait to see what you’ve all put on your wish lists that you can finally – FINALLY!! – get on the way! 🙂

For today, though – I’ve got a little bit of new and a little bit of old for you!  I pulled out the Many Blessings stamp set (this one really OUGHT to be on your wish list!) and some Festive Farmhouse DSP (see previous parenthetical!) and put them with some Pop of Petals and….well.  Take a look-see:

I played along with the Fusion challenge this week – hitting both the sketch and the photo inspiration!

I started with a piece of Wood Textures DSP and used a little Liquid Glue to adhere a strip of wonderful plaid paper from the Festive Farmhouse DSP.  Then I adhered the panel to a Mossy Meadow mat for the card front.  I used some Glue Dots to wrap a length of new 5/8″ Striped Burlap Trim around the seam of the two DSPs.

On a piece of Whisper White card stock, I stamped the wreath from the Many Blessings set in Mossy Meadow.  I curled the image around to make it more wreath-like than garland-like!  Then I lightly colored the leaves with my Old Olive Stampin’ Write Marker.  I added some Crushed Curry and Cherry Cobbler berries with the image in the stamp set.

Then I fussy cut the wreath and used Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals (yes, quite a few! 😉 ) to adhere the wreath to the card front.

I pulled one of the flower images from the Pop of Petals stamp set (Annual Catalog) and stamped three in Daffodil Delight on Whisper White and three on Very Vanilla in Crushed Curry.  Then I punched them all with the matching bundled Four-Petal Flower Punch.

I created three flowers by adhering two flowers together with Liquid Glue.  I did two flowers with the white on top and one with the Crushed Curry on top.

Do y’all recognize that kitty?

Yep – it’s the cut-out from last night’s card! 🙂

I ran that thru the Big Shot in the Subtle Dynamic TIEF and then very lightly sponged the edges with Crumb Cake.

Then I stamped it with the Many Blessings sentiment in Cherry Cobbler.

I used some Glue Dots to wind a few loops of Linen Thread around the inside of the wreath and then I started to build the collage!

I used Liquid Glue and Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals as needed to build all the elements.  I also stuck in a few Copper Leaf Elements with Glue Dots.  Then I tied a Linen Thread Billie Bow and adhered it with a Glue Dot.  Over that is a double-length bow of Very Vanilla Solid Baker’s Twine.

I used my Dark Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blend to color three Pearl Basic Jewels and added them to the card front to finish it off.

On the inside, I stamped a second Many Blessings sentiment in Cherry Cobbler to a Very Vanilla panel (I only inked and used half the sentiment).  Then I added a few Crushed Curry flowers (which I also colored a bit with my Crushed Curry Stampin’ Write Marker) and a Mossy Meadow corner.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Mossy Meadow mat and into my Thick Very Vanilla card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

The front of my Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got another corner and flower…

…and I added a little more Wood Textures DSP to the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Sometimes being a hoarder-of-scraps pays off, huh?  I love this little Cat Punch guy nestled in the Pop of Petals flowers, don’t you?  And – Many Blessings is destined to be a favorite – for Fall AND for Christmas projects!  I hope you like!

Tic-Toc….not much longer to wait now!

TTFN

 

 

 

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HOST CODE FOR 1 SEP – 15 SEP: NNXFK6AT

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


Dashing Along Designer Series Paper Host Promotion!

Host a Workshop or place an order of $250 or more (total before shipping and tax) in the month of September, and get the Dashing Along Designer Series Paper FREE.  The Dashing Along Designer Series Paper is in addition to the Stampin’ Rewards you’ll earn!

To create the exclusive Dashing Along Designer Series Paper, Stampin’ Up! decided to use a mix of old favorites and new patterns to bring you beautiful, traditional Christmas paper. This collection of patterns has an eclectic feel and is perfect for layering, and while the newsprint design isn’t Christmas-themed, we selected it for its versatility and popularity.  I hope you’ll love this Designer Series Paper as much as I do, and remember, it’s available for a limited time only!

  • 12″ x 12″
  • 12 sheets: 3 double-sided sheets (6 total designs); 4 sheets of each design
  • Coordinating colors: Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Whisper White

Here’s the deets:

  • Promotion period: September 1–30 at 6:50PM (Mountain Time)
  • Dashing Along Designer Series Paper is exclusive to the host promotion and will not be available after September 30.
  • In order to qualify, the event merchandise total must reach $250 (before shipping and handling).
  • One package of Designer Series Paper may be redeemed per qualifying order, with no limit on how many packages of Designer Series Paper can be earned.
  • Dashing Along Designer Series Paper may not be redeemed using Stampin’ Rewards. Customers will receive this FREE gift with a qualifying order in addition to any Stampin’ Rewards they may earn.
  • Dashing Along Designer Series Paper may not be exchanged for other paper.


I promise – this kit won’t give you nightmares, but you WILL be haunted by the spooky box, wrapped in a whimsical spider web. And the contents? Not scary . . . just adorable, and everything you’ll need for FUN Halloween crafting!!  It’s a real “treat”!

Yep – the September kit is all about the Treats!  PACKAGING the treats, that is! 🙂

Not wild about Halloween?  Prefer cards? Well… As with every Paper Pumpkin kit, September’s kit can be repurposed.  For instance, you can add cardstock and make some cards! This kit’s coordinating colors are: Mango MelodyGorgeous GrapePumpkin Pie and Basic Black 

Promotion Details

  • New subscribers must subscribe by September 10 to get the Halloween kit.
  • Canceled subscribers must be in active status by September 10 to get the Halloween kit.
  • Current subscribers must stay active through September 10 to get the Halloween kit.
  • Product availability may be limited toward the end of the subscription period.

So…if you’re ready to get spooky crafty fun coming to you in a Paper Pumpkin box, you can either sign up for a subscription where you’re billed monthly for your kit or you can purchase a prepaid subscription in my online store.  For more information and to sign up for the monthly subscription, click here.  Or, check out the options for prepaid subscriptions in my online store, click here.


It’s Time to Start Redeeming!

 

All that ordering you did in August is about to PAY OFF!!  It’s time to start redeeming your Bonus Days Coupons!  Of course – you CAN wait until the 5th and redeem them on 2018 Holiday Catalog goodies!

Here’s the deets:

  • Redemption Period Deadlines
    • September 30, 2018, by 11:50 PM (MT)
  • There is no limit to the number of coupon codes participants can use on an order during redemption.
  • Bonus Days coupon codes may be redeemed for any product (excluding Starter Kits, demonstrator supply items, and Paper Pumpkin subscriptions.)
    • New prepaid Paper Pumpkin codes MAY be discounted with Bonus Days coupon codes.
  • Bonus Days coupon codes may be redeemed one time only.

So – here’s a handy flyer to walk you thru redeeming your coupons in my Online Store – click it to make it big enough for humans! 🙂


Stampin’ Up! Products Used in this Project:

Get Many Blessings and the Festive Farmhouse DSP tomorrow! 🙂

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

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

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

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 3 3/4″ x 5″ (inner liner); Four-Petal Flower Punches (x3)

Whisper White Card Stock: Many Blessings fussy cut wreath; Four-Petal Flower Punches (x3); Cat Punch

Wood Textures DSP: 3 3/4″ x 5″ (card front); envelope flap

Festive Farmhouse DSP: 1 5/8″ x 5″ (DSP strip on front)

Frosted Floral Specialty DSP: 2 7/8″ Stitched Shapes Framelits Circle (behind Cat-Punch circle on front) 1 7/8″ x 5 1/4″ (x2 – DSP panels on front); 2 7/8″ x 5 1/4″ (inside 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!


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

My Finny likes to play ball.

His desire to chase the ball, however, is inversely proportional to the heat.

And his need to play keep away.

On a hot day – like it’s been this week, he’ll race after the ball several times – but the return is…

Sketchy…

“If I bring it back, she’s going to throw it again.”

“I could run up the hill and let her try to get the ball away from me…”

“Or….I could trot to the door and go into the house and get a drink and lay down in front of that cold air that comes from…wherever cold air comes from…”

“You get it, Mom.  I’m done with you.”

“Is that a squirrel?!?”

TTFN

M

Categories: Friendship, Just a Note, Just Because, Special Promotions, Thank You Cards, Thinking Of You | Tags: , , , , | 16 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Frosted Floral Fun-Fold Shutter Card!

Good Monday, y’all!  And – since it’s a Holiday, it truly is an actual GOOD Monday! 🙂

If you were able to join me last night for my Facebook Live video, I sure appreciate you spending part of your long-weekend with me (and for being patient in the middle of my network difficulties!).  If not, but you’d like to see the replay, here it is on YouTube.  Be aware that it starts a little disjointedly – my network dropped us near the beginning of the video – but you’ll get to see the whole card being made!

The card we made last night – a Shutter Fun Fold – uses paper from the 2018 Holiday Catalog called Frosted Floral Specialty DSP.  And it is gorgeous!  I pulled some goodies from the Annual Catalog, too – the Hello Kitty stamp set and the fun Cat Punch.  Take a look-see:

The front was inspired by this week’s TGIF challenge!  I went straight down the right side column!

A Shutter Card looks just like a regular Gate Card from the outside – complete with a decorated belly band.

In this case, I used a couple of Stitched Shapes Framelits circles – a Whisper White and Frosted Floral DSP circle – atop a Mint Macaron scalloped circle.  The sentiment is from Pretty Kitty, stamped in Blackberry Bliss on Sea Foam card stock and cut with the Classic Label Punch.  It’s all adhered to a 1″ wide Soft Sea Foam belly band.

The fun of a Shutter Card really gets going when you open it up!

This fold looks way more complicated than it is – and the video will show you just how easy it is to cut and assemble – so I hope you’ll give it a watch!  Th sentiment, from Pretty Kitty, is stamped in Blackberry Bliss.  Over that, I added one of the sweet kitty images from the set – in stamped-off-once Soft Sea Foam.

I added the same cute image from Pretty Kitty to the front of the Whisper White Envelope…

…and, as usual, gave the flap a little more of the Frosted Floral DSP!

Et Voila!  This is an easy fold to make, y’all – and you can decorate it however you wish! So watch the tutorial and try one for yourself! Hope you like!

TTFN

 

 

 

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Days to the 2018 Holiday Catalog!


HOST CODE FOR 1 SEP – 15 SEP: NNXFK6AT

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


Dashing Along Designer Series Paper Host Promotion!

Host a Workshop or place an order of $250 or more (total before shipping and tax) in the month of September, and get the Dashing Along Designer Series Paper FREE.  The Dashing Along Designer Series Paper is in addition to the Stampin’ Rewards you’ll earn!

To create the exclusive Dashing Along Designer Series Paper, Stampin’ Up! decided to use a mix of old favorites and new patterns to bring you beautiful, traditional Christmas paper. This collection of patterns has an eclectic feel and is perfect for layering, and while the newsprint design isn’t Christmas-themed, we selected it for its versatility and popularity.  I hope you’ll love this Designer Series Paper as much as I do, and remember, it’s available for a limited time only!

  • 12″ x 12″
  • 12 sheets: 3 double-sided sheets (6 total designs); 4 sheets of each design
  • Coordinating colors: Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Whisper White

Here’s the deets:

  • Promotion period: September 1–30 at 6:50PM (Mountain Time)
  • Dashing Along Designer Series Paper is exclusive to the host promotion and will not be available after September 30.
  • In order to qualify, the event merchandise total must reach $250 (before shipping and handling).
  • One package of Designer Series Paper may be redeemed per qualifying order, with no limit on how many packages of Designer Series Paper can be earned.
  • Dashing Along Designer Series Paper may not be redeemed using Stampin’ Rewards. Customers will receive this FREE gift with a qualifying order in addition to any Stampin’ Rewards they may earn.
  • Dashing Along Designer Series Paper may not be exchanged for other paper.


I promise – this kit won’t give you nightmares, but you WILL be haunted by the spooky box, wrapped in a whimsical spider web. And the contents? Not scary . . . just adorable, and everything you’ll need for FUN Halloween crafting!!  It’s a real “treat”!

Yep – the September kit is all about the Treats!  PACKAGING the treats, that is! 🙂

Not wild about Halloween?  Prefer cards? Well… As with every Paper Pumpkin kit, September’s kit can be repurposed.  For instance, you can add cardstock and make some cards! This kit’s coordinating colors are: Mango MelodyGorgeous GrapePumpkin Pie and Basic Black 

Promotion Details

  • New subscribers must subscribe by September 10 to get the Halloween kit.
  • Canceled subscribers must be in active status by September 10 to get the Halloween kit.
  • Current subscribers must stay active through September 10 to get the Halloween kit.
  • Product availability may be limited toward the end of the subscription period.

So…if you’re ready to get spooky crafty fun coming to you in a Paper Pumpkin box, you can either sign up for a subscription where you’re billed monthly for your kit or you can purchase a prepaid subscription in my online store.  For more information and to sign up for the monthly subscription, click here.  Or, check out the options for prepaid subscriptions in my online store, click here.


It’s Time to Start Redeeming!

 

All that ordering you did in August is about to PAY OFF!!  It’s time to start redeeming your Bonus Days Coupons!  Of course – you CAN wait until the 5th and redeem them on 2018 Holiday Catalog goodies!

Here’s the deets:

  • Redemption Period Deadlines
    • September 30, 2018, by 11:50 PM (MT)
  • There is no limit to the number of coupon codes participants can use on an order during redemption.
  • Bonus Days coupon codes may be redeemed for any product (excluding Starter Kits, demonstrator supply items, and Paper Pumpkin subscriptions.)
    • New prepaid Paper Pumpkin codes MAY be discounted with Bonus Days coupon codes.
  • Bonus Days coupon codes may be redeemed one time only.

So – here’s a handy flyer to walk you thru redeeming your coupons in my Online Store – click it to make it big enough for humans! 🙂


Stamps-N-Lingers 2018 Holiday Catalog Shares Are Still Open!

What are catalog shares, you ask?  They’re your chance to try a little bit of everything and see what you like the best.  It’s like…your first trip thru a cruise ship buffet…you have a little taste of all the fun things you like (or have never tasted) and then you go back for seconds (or even thirds!) on the goodies you love!

I’ll place our Shares order first jump out of the box on 5 Sept 18 and use expedited shipping so I get it back fast!  Then I’ll get it all cut up, packaged and out the door quick as I can – hopefully early in the week of 10 Sept.

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

I’ve got a few options for you to pick from:  a New Designer Series Paper Share, a New Ribbons/Embellishments Share, and an I Want It All Share (this one gets a free extra bonus!!).

Deadline to sign up for the shares is 3 Sep 18 at 8pm EST!!  Head over to my Holiday Catalog Shares Page for all the details on what you get with each share type, as well as a handy form to fill out.  

Let me know if you have any questions. Thanks!


Stampin’ Up! Products Used in this Project:

The Frosted Floral Specialty DSP will be here on 5 Sept! 🙂

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Blackberry Bliss Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, scored and folded at 2 1/8″ and 6 3/8″); 3 1/2″ x 4″ (x 2 – for the shutters)

Soft Sea Foam Card Stock: 2″ x 5 3/8″ (x2 – mats for front DSP panels); 3″ x 5 3/8″ (mat for inside DSP panel)

Whisper White Card Stock: 2 7/8″ Stitched Shapes Framelits circle (Cat-Punch circle on front); 2 3/8″ Stitched Shapes Framelits circle (inside sentiment)

Mint Macaron Card Stock: 3″ Scallop Circle (mat for Cat-Punch circle on front)

Frosted Floral Specialty DSP: 2 7/8″ Stitched Shapes Framelits Circle (behind Cat-Punch circle on front) 1 7/8″ x 5 1/4″ (x2 – DSP panels on front); 2 7/8″ x 5 1/4″ (inside DSP panel); envelope flap

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Finn Fan Fix

Labor Day.

The very name invokes….bar-b-que!  Corn on the cob!  Baked Beans!  Watermelon!

Of those – only ONE is Finn-Friendly.

To be fair – he’d EAT all of them.

And…we’d ALL regret that later.

But.  There’s ONE…

A little watermelon on a hot summer day.  Yum!!

TTFN
M

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Stampin’ Up! Best Route Stitched Seasons for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Happy Thursday, y’all – and welcome to another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!! Today’s a color challenge, and I hope you’ll check out everyone’s projects when you’re done here!

I decided to use the color palette from the Best Route DSP – it just seemed like the right thing to do!   Take a look-see and you’ll also find the soon-to-be-available Blended Seasons and bundled Stitched Labels Framelits and a little dab of Dandelion Wishes!

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Stampin’ Up! Colorful Friendly Conversations for the Stamp Ink Paper #160

Good morning, my peeps!  It’s Tuesday and that means it’s time for another fun Stamp Ink Paper challenge!  This week is a color challenge – so I hope you’ll all come play!

I decided to use a fun stamp set called Friendly Conversations – two BIG sentiments and a couple three cute little images – and I set it atop a piece of gorgeous Petal Promenade DSP.  Take a look-see:

 

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Stampin’ Up! Waterfront in Every Season!

Good morning!  From Atlanta!  Whoo-hoo!  Made it home in good time – pretty easy all the way around.  Watched a movie and did a few blog posts on the ride home!

Arrived to a shocking re-introduction to humidity!  Yikes!  And a dog who can’t hold his licker! 😉

My card for you today is made with the lovely In Every Season stamp set – an image-only set with 12 wonderful flowers – one for every month!  So I used that and a couple of sentiments from the Waterfront set.  I put it all on top of some soft Tea Room Specialty DSP.  Take a look-see:

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