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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:

 

Our Stamp Ink Paper challenge #146 is a theme challenge and it’s…Food and Drink.  I like both food AND drink, so this one was right up my alley.

 

I borrowed a layout from this week’s Fab Friday challenge.

I started with a piece of the Coffee Break DSP and embossed it in the new Basket Weave Dynamic TIEF, then matted it on Grapefruit Grove card stock (available 1 June!) for the card front.

Next up is some of the beautiful Share What You Love Specialty DSP (available on 2 May for customers in the early release!), matted on Grapefruit Grove and adhered to the card front with Fast Fuse (or Liquid Glue!).

I stamped the cup outline and sentiment from the Coffee Cafe stamp set in Early Espresso on Whisper White and cut it out with the matching die in the Coffee Cups Framelits.  I also cut a lid from a piece of Early Espresso card stock – and adhered it to the top of the cup with Liquid Glue.

The little heart stopper is stamped in Blushing Bride on Whisper White, cut with its die, and adhered to the lid with the Liquid Glue.

I cut a length of 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon and adhered it with Glue Dots to the card front.  Then I put a bunch of Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of my coffee cup and used them to wind several loops of Linen and Gold Metallic Threads.  I popped the cup onto the card front – over the Burlap Ribbon.

I added a few Gold Metallic Enamel Shapes – in heart shaped and round – and the card front was done!

On the inside, I stamped the espresso beans in Early Espresso – stamped off twice first – in the middle of a Whisper White panel.  Then I added a second sentiment over the top in full-strength Early Espresso.  Across the bottom is a line of the little hearts in Blushing Bride.

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

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more Blushing Bride Coffee Cafe hearts across the front…


…and more of the Share What You Love Specialty DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  The older mixes with the new perfectly, don’t you think?  I’m so pleased that the Coffee Cafe stamp set and Coffee Cups Framelits are carrying over, aren’t you?  But!  You need to remember that – if you don’t have them yet – the bundle price will go away when the new catalog comes out.  So – if you’re wanting them – snap ’em up right now when you can save 10%!  And – be ready to order the Gotta Have it All Share What You Love Bundle on 1 May!  Hope you like!

TTFN


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Share What You Love Bundle Early Release Coming Soon!

Exclusive Bundles for Every Crafter

We’ve created the perfect bundles so we can spread the love to every crafter! The Share What You Love Suite Early Release is our tribute to all of the wonderful people who have made—and continue to make—our company what it is today. Join us in celebrating the good times with our exclusive Statement of My Heart Single Stamp, which is available only during early release.

The early release for customers runs 1 – 31 May.

  • À la carte items available only during preorder period. (They will be available for purchase again when the 2018–2019 annual catalog is released on June 1, 2018.)
  • Bundles may be purchased via demonstrator, customer, workshop, or online order.
  • Bundles may be included as part of a new demonstrator’s Starter Kit (free items will be included).
  • Bundles are exclusive to the suite early release and will no longer be available after May 31, 2018. Individual items from the Share What You Love suite will be available when the 2018–2019 annual catalog is released on June 1, 2018.
  • There is no minimum purchase required to participate in this promotion.
  • There are no purchase limits in place during the customer sales period.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Although other catalog-related promotions will have some price increases (e.g., Product Purchase Premiere and 2018–2019 annual catalog preorder), nearly every item featured in the Share What You Love Suite Early Release will remain at its current price. The only exceptions are Old Olive Classic Stampin’ Pad (item 147090) and all ink pads featured in the In Color Collection 2018–2019 (item 147153).

Watch as Brandi Barnard shows you the bundles…

…and then check out the bundles for yourself by clicking the picture below to open a full-size PDF!


You’ve heard the rumors!  You’ve watched some videos.  You’ve started to see samples with new and wondrous colors!  Now you can get the information you need about the Stampin’ Up! 2018 Color Revamp, the newly re-designed Classic Ink Pads, and the real-deal on retiring inks!  Check out all the deets on my 2018 Color Revamp, Ink Pads and Retiring Color Info page!  There’s even an Online Color Coach for you to print out!  Enjoy! 🙂


Stampin’ Up! Products Used in this Project:

Share What You Love Specialty DSP and Grapefruit Grove Card Stock will be available on 1 May in the Early Release!

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Early Espresso Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, scored and folded at 4 1/4″); Coffee Cups Framelits die cut lid

Grapefruit Grove Card Stock:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2 3/8″ x 4 1/4″ (mat for DSP panel on front)

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 3/4″ x 5″ (inner liner); Coffee Cups die cut cup

Coffee Break DSP: 3 3/4″ x 5″ (card front)

Share What You Love Specialty DSP: 2 1/4″ x 4 1/8″ (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!


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Finn Fan Fix

Guys – a bad thing happened yesterday.

And – this isn’t one of my tongue-in-cheek bad things.

Finn was in the pasture, playing with the ponies.  Being a dog.  Like always.

They were playing back.  Being horses.  Also like always.

And – I guess he zigged when he should have zagged.

I didn’t see what happened.

All I saw is him laying motionless in the pasture.  With the girls standing over him wondering what the problem was.

A very long day ensued.  With a lot of panic thrown in.  I was sure he was dead – he’d actually been knocked unconscious (he must have been kicked).

My neighbor – thank God – was home and came racing to help – we were in the back of the back pasture (this is why I ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS have my cell phone.  ALL.  WAYS).  I had been on foot – no vehicle and a long way from the barn.  I couldn’t carry him, you guys.  And I couldn’t leave him by himself.

All I could do was talk to him and call the vet and keep the nosy-nellies off him.

It was…fairly horrible.

He did wake up even before my friend arrived – and had the energy to growl and bark at the girls.  And he tried to wiggle a greeting when Gilbert arrived.  Both of which eased my fear only slightly.

As I type this on Monday afternoon – this happened Monday morning – he’s at the vet, where he’s been all day.  I’ll go soon to take him to an emergency clinic where he can be monitored overnight.

When I called a little bit ago – the vet said it didn’t appear that there was any brain involvement – which is a very good thing.  He does have an open injury in his front sinus – which will heal.

And – I’m sure he’s got one whopper of a headache.

So – please.  If you’d all keep my sweet fur-child in your prayers tonight, I would be most grateful.

I know this is going to make you sad – and I’m sorry for that.  But – I knew you’d want to know.

TTFN
M

 

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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:

Our sketch for the hop challenge…

This Photopolymer stamp set and punch are really nice – the images are crisp and very easy to line up, and the sentiments are nicely varied for lots of different occasions!

I started by Fast Fusing a piece of the Nature’s Poem DSP to a Cajun Craze mat for the card front.  Then I made the DSP strip – it’s the other side of the card front design! – matting it on Cajun Craze as well.

I used a strip of Tear & Tape Adhesive to adhere a length of 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon over the DSP.

With the Leaf Punch, I cut 4 Vellum card stock leaves and adhered them to the card front with Liquid Glue.

For the art/sentiment, I cut a Stitched Shapes circle from Whisper White card stock.  With the line image from the Varied Vases set, I stamped the flower outline in Soft Suede.  Then I added the color – with a fill-in image – in new Grapefruit Grove (coming on 1 June!).  I also used Grapefruit Grove to add the pretty little Varied Vases sentiment.

On a piece of scrap Whisper White, I stamped the vase image in Cajun Craze and punched it out using the Vases Builder Punch.  Then I popped it over the stem of the flower with a couple of Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I added more Dimensionals to the back of the circle and used them to wind a few loops of Linen Thread, then I popped it all onto the card front.

A tiny bow of Linen Thread on the vase and a single Pearl Basic Jewel finished off the card front.

On the inside, I stamped a second sentiment from Varied Vases in Grapefruit Grove on a Whisper White panel.  I added the flower image again – this  time stamping the images off twice before stamping the panel.  And then I added one more little Pearl Basic Jewel.

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

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got another of the Soft Suede and Grapefruit Grove Varied Vases flowers on the front.  And I added a Cajun Craze vase…

…and the envelope flap got some more of the Nature’s Poem DSP.

Et Voila!  Folks – Varied Vases is such a wonderful stamp set and when combined with the bundled Vases Builder – I do believe this is going to be a heavy favorite when the new catalog goes live on 1 June!  And, there aren’t enough superlatives for the Nature’s Poem DSP – it is just so gorgeous!  Hope you like – and are busily adding it to your GottaHaveItGottaGetItNow list!! 🙂

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

If you click on the Next Blog button, you’ll go right to Kristi Gray’s page. And you can just click on the names below to go direct to all the blogs!

Amy Koenders

Shelagh Freemantle

Mary Deatherage – YOU ARE HERE!

Kristi Gray

Jaimie Babarczy

Sue Prather

Karen Finkle

Julie Johnston

Have fun on the Hop!!

TTFN


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You’ve heard the rumors!  You’ve watched some videos.  You’ve started to see samples with new and wondrous colors!  Now you can get the information you need about the Stampin’ Up! 2018 Color Revamp, the newly re-designed Classic Ink Pads, and the real-deal on retiring inks!  Check out all the deets on my 2018 Color Revamp, Ink Pads and Retiring Color Info page!  There’s even an Online Color Coach for you to print out!  Enjoy! 🙂


Stampin’ Up! Products Used in this Project:

The Varied Vases bundle, Nature’s Poem DSP and Grapefruit Grove ink will be available to customers on 1 June!

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

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

Cajun Craze Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2 1/8″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for DSP strip on front)

Nature’s Poem DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); 2″ x 3 7/8″ (DSP strip on front); envelope flap

Whisper White Card Stock: 2 3/8″ Stitched Shapes Circle (sentiment); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); Vases Builder punched vase

Vellum Card Stock: Leaf Punch leaves – x 4

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

No Finn Fan Fixes on Blog Hop Days!

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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:

Our Stamp Ink Paper challenge #143 is a theme this week – hope you’ll come play along! Continue reading

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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  


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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.

As you can see in the video – you’ll cut two of the Lots to Love Framelits box die cuts and put them together with Fast Fuse – or Tear & Tape Adhesive like I used! Continue reading

Categories: Feminine, For You, Friendship, General, Gift Boxes, Gifts, Happy Birthday, Joining Special, Special Promotions, Thank You Cards | Tags: , , , , | 9 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Picture Perfect Celebrate Amazing You

Happy Hawwwmp day, y’all!  Hope the week is going well for you.

Last week, my friend Amy made a card that I really loved.  Well, I pretty much love all the cards she made. This one I decided to CASE-ish.  Here’s a link to her card.

Like Amy, I used the Picture Perfect DSP and the wonderful Sale-A-Bration freebie….the Celebrate You Thinlits!  Take a look-see:

These were so easy to create – that I made 4 of them! Continue reading

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Stampin’ Up! FREE SHIPPING – All Orders!! – 27 Nov 17

TODAY ONLY!

 

Stampin’ Up! is offering FREE SHIPPING all day today – until 11:59pm mountain time tonight!!

They’re giving you free shipping for an entire day on every Stampin’ Up! order placed!!  You read that right – no minimum order!  EVERY.  SINGLE.  ORDER.

And – in case you needed another reason to stock up – I’ve extended my DOUBLE PEPPERMINT POINTS special to match!!  So – FREE SHIPPING and DOUBLE PEPPERMINT POINTS?!  

Whoo-hooo!!!


DOUBLE PEPPERMINT POINTS ON ORDERS OVER $50


I’m offering Double Peppermint Reward Points for every order of $50 or more (before shipping and taxes) thru the end of today – all the way until midnight Mountain Time!!  Don’t miss your chance to earn extra points towards a FREE $40 gift of your choice (and I’ll let you save your gift until the Occasions Catalog comes out if you want!)! When you gather up 16 peppermints, you’ll be able to select any product (or products!) valued at $40 and I’ll ship it directly to you for free! Normally, you earn one peppermint for each $25 you spend (before shipping and taxes). During this special – you’ll get TWO for each $25 when you spend $50. 🙂

Don’t forget to add the Host Code below if your order is under $150 to get your free thank you gift (orders over $150 automatically get the free thank you gift!). For more information about my Peppermint Reward points (my buyer reward program), click here.

This is also be a good day to ensure that you’re going to get a 2018 Occasions Catalog and the Sale-A-Bration Flyer from me when they hit the street!  I’m making MY list this week – my mailing list, that is – and we need to be sure you’re on it!  If you’ve made at least a $50 order from me this year or get one in before the end of next week – then you’re there! 🙂


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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 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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