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Stampin’ Up! Abstract Impressions Pressed Flowers Sneak Peek

Happy Saturday, my peeps!  Hope your weekend is shaping up to be fun!  It’s Cinco de Mayo AND Derby Day!  Guess you’ll need to put some guacamole on your Hot Brown, huh??  And wash it all down with a Mint Jule-e-rita! 🙂

I feel a little bad bringing you a card that you can’t really make yet – unless you’re a demonstrator and you snapped these up in your pre-order!  But – I did it anyway!  My box came today – don’t worry, I’ll show you all the goodies on Sunday evening – and I just had to pull out a couple of things I’d really been waiting for!  One – the Abstract Impressions bundle…and the coordinating (and seriously gorgeous!!) Garden Impressions DSP.  And the second is the Pressed Flowers Host-Exclusive stamp set.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Wonderful Rooted in Nature Sneak Peek!

Happy weekend, y’all!  Hope you’ve got something fun planned, like…going to see the new Avengers movie, maybe?!  I hope I get to see it soon!! 🙂

My card today uses one of my favorite new bundles in the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog (anyone tracking how many times I’ve already said that??) – called Rooted in Nature.  That stamp set, bundled with the Nature’s Roots Framelits, worked perfectly over a piece of Share What You Love DSP!  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Share What You Love With Coffee Cafe for the Stamp Ink Paper #146

Mornin’, y’all!  It’s Tuesday so…time for another Stamp Ink Paper challenge!

I pulled out an old standby – the Coffee Cafe stamp set and matching Coffee Cups Framelits, plus the Coffee Break DSP for this one.  And added a little smattering of new goodies!  Take a look-see:

 

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Stampin’ Up! Nature’s Varied Vases Sneak Peek for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Happy Thursday, y’all – and welcome to another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!! It’s sketch week and we’ve got the full complement of hoppers today!  Do be sure to check out all their projects when you’re done here, won’t you?

I decided to play with one of the new stamp sets – actually a bundle! – in the new 2018-2019 Annual Catalog.  It’s Mary Fish’s Million Dollar set – called Varied Vases.  It’ll be available to customers on 1 June and will be bundled with the Vases Builder Punch.  To round it all out, I used the beautiful new Nature’s Poem DSP.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! All My Bags are Packed and…A Blog Candy Winner

Good morning, y’all!  It’s here!

And – I wrote a song for the occasion…

All my bags are packed, I’m ready to go…

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Stampin’ Up! Watts of Courage for the World Autism Day Blog Hop!


Good morning, y’all!  Today I’m fortunate to be taking part in a wonderful Blog Hop celebrating World Autism Awareness Day (which is…well…today!) 🙂

While I’m not directly affected by autism, did you know that as many as 1.5 million Americans today are believed to have some form of autism?  And this number is on the rise.  Based on statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and other governmental agencies, autism is growing at the startling rate of 10-17% per year. At this rate, estimates state that the prevalence of autism could reach 4 million Americans in the next decade.  And, autism knows no racial, ethnic, social boundaries, family income, lifestyle, or educational levels and can affect any family, and any child.

So – to show my support on World Autism Day, I made a card using the Ribbon of Courage stamp set and…Watts of Occasions!  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Blossoming Hanging Garden for the Stamp Ink Paper # 143

Good morning!  It’s Tuesday – which means it’s time for another Stamp Ink Paper challenge!  

I’ve got another Twist and Pop-out card for you today – I told you I would! 🙂  Today’s version, though, is a much different look!  I used Wood Textures DSP and the Sale-A-Bration Blossoming Basket bundle (you’ve got 5 more days to get this gorgeous bundle for free with a $100 purchase!) and the lovely Hanging Garden stamp set from the Occasions Catalog.  Take a look-see:

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An Update On Stampin’ Blends Availability by Stampin’ Up!

This is my second post for the day – but wanted to share an update we just got from Stampin’ Up! about the availability of Stampin’ Blends.  The order numbers for the Blends will be temporarily turned off beginning Friday, 23 March (day after tomorrow!) at 12:00 noon MT.  The numbers will be turned back on for ordering as soon as the stock is replenished.  The latest updates are indicating that the markers will be back in stock around the end of May.

This is the latest update that has been posted by Stampin’ Up!


UPDATE ON STAMPIN’ BLENDS

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Stampin’ Up! New Sale-A-Bration Items Coming Tomorrow!

Hey, y’all – this is my second post of the day – if you’re looking for my card from this morning, check it out right here!  I wanted to be double-triple-qudadruple sure that y’all are tracking that we’re going to have NEW Sale-A-Bration freebies coming tomorrow – and they’re from the Annual Catalog! 

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Check out the flyer – you could get the beautiful Sweet Soiree Framelits or the wondrous Petals & More Thinlits (hint: the March Tutorial – which you’ll get for FREE when you place a $50 or more order!! – just so happens to use the Petal Palette bundle!!).

Here’s the only catch – The item numbers from the flyer must be used in order for the products to be redeemed as Sale-A-Bration items. The items have different numbers in the catalog that do not mark the item as part of Sale-A-Bration.  Click the picture below to get it to human-size!

Happy Shopping!

TTFN

Mary  


HOST CODE FOR 1 MAR – 15 MAR: HAANGDT7

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

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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Stampin’ Up! Lots to Love About Southern Serenade

Well, shoot-fire, y’all.  It’s freakin’ Monday again!  Sheesh – why does it come so fast and then take so long to get back to the weekend?  Anyone have a clue? I think it’s even harder to face the week when half (or more!) of the weekend was rainy and pretty much nasty, don’t you?  And yes – that’s what we had.  All the day long on Sunday. Finn – not a fan.  He loves the mud but his mom doesn’t so….he got to spend way less time outside than normal. 🙁

That kind of weather is, however, great for making cards!  So…I did!  And we did a video last night with one of those projects.  If you were able to join me – thanks so much for spending part of your weekend with me!  If not, but would like to see the project I made with the Lots to Love Box Framelits and the Southern Serenade stamp set, here’s a link to it on YouTube!

I used some of the pretty Sweet Soiree Specialty DSP to make the box with the Lots to Love Box Framelits – I’ve found that the heavier weight of the foil specialty papers works the best for these little boxes.

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