Going Away card

Stampin’ Up! Timeless Oasis Memories Aloha!

Good morning!  It’s day….whatever!…of the Big Social Distancing of 2020.  It’s hard for me to keep track – since I work from home, the only real difference is severely curtailed trips to the grocery!  And no – “let’s call the Martins and get dinner tonight” for a while.  Which I DO miss.  And our friends just postponed their April wedding…which made me sad. 🙁   But – we’re all healthy and safe.  And won’t run out of food or…craft supplies any time soon. 😉

Speaking of – one of my very favorite suites in the Jan-Jun Mini Catalog is the Tropical Oasis.  I used that one – or parts of it! – today for my card.  And – the Tropical Oasis Memories & More Card Pack is the star of this show!  Take a look-see:

The layout for this one comes from this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge.

Now – this is a great card if you’ve got a party or some event that you need to go to and would like to NOT have inky fingers!

That’s right – no ink.  So stamping!  A little fussy cutting and embossing.  A die cut or two.  And…that’s it!  So….hang on – this is a quickie!

I started with a piece of Pool Party card stock that I embossed in the wonderful Coastal Weave 3D Embossing Folder, then matted on Real Red for the card front.

With SNAIL, I adhered a length of 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon.

From the Tropical Oasis Memories & More Card Pack, I pulled out two of the small cards with the yummy looking tropical coconut drink.

From one of the panels, I fussy cut the entire image.  I fussy cut just the umbrella from the second panel.

I popped the image over the ribbon with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Then I popped the fussy cut umbrella over the first image with more Dimensionals.

Using the sentiment die from In The Tropics, I cut three of the Aloha sentiment from Real Red and stacked them all up with Liquid Glue.

I adhered the stacked sentiment to the coconut – added three red gems from the Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels….and the card front was done!

On the inside, I used two stickers from the Tropical Oasis Memories & More Card Pack on a Whisper White panel.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Real Red mat and into my Soft Suede card base, and to adhere the card front to the front of the card, and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got a couple more Tropical Oasis Memories & More Card Pack stickers on the front…

…and a little Tropical Oasis DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I love all the fun and dare I say…luscious?…designs to be found in the Tropical Oasis Memories & More Card Pack.  And – although I didn’t use it on this card – the Timeless Tropical stamp is a wonderful set filled with even more tropical images!

If you don’t have this suite – quick take advantage of the last days of Sale-A-Bration and add it to your stash (while earning FREE goodies!).  I hope you like!

If you want to recreate this card – all the Stampin’ Up! products you need are listed down below along with the card cuts!

TTFN

M

 

 


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Ornate Garden Suite – Coming Soon!!

It’s a new catalog Early Release – and it’s for a wonderful Suite in the upcoming 2020-2021 Annual Catalog.


Customers will be able to start ordering from the suite on 1 April (no this is NOT a joke!!).  But…Demonstrators are getting their hands on this beauty RIGHT NOW!

Take a look at the Ornate Garden Suite flyer….

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Sale-A-Bration is Ticking Away!

Still time to join the team and cash in on SAB “extras”!

If you’ve ever thought of joining Stampin’ Up! as a Demonstrator (I’d love to have you on my team!), Sale-A-bration is an awesome time to join!

Whether you’d like to start a business or would simply like the great discount, we’re here to support you however you need!

If you have EVER considered joining the team – then during this year’s Sale-A-Bration is definitely the time to take the step!  The SU! Starter Kit is one of the best deals going.  You pay just $99 (plus tax) and it includes Free Shipping!  For that $99 – you get to select $125 worth of SU! product – plus you get Mini Paper Cutter, the 6” x 6” DSP Sampler and your choice of an extra stamp set!  Pretty awesome deal.  Remember – there’s no commitment – no need to sell, have a blog or anything else.  Just collect that 20-25% discount on everything you purchase for as long as you remain active.

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Get the Stampin’ Up! Products Used in This Project: 

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″ )

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

Pool Party Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front)

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

Timeless Oasis DSP:  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


Signs of Spring at Finn’s house.

You probably think that last one is a picture of the beautiful pink azalea…

Well – it IS beautiful – but…look past it to the pond.  It’s really a picture of the most TRUE sign of Spring in the South.

Pine pollen EVERYWHERE!!  LOL

TTFN
M

 

Categories: 2020 January - June Mini Catalog, 2020 Occasions Mini Catalog, Any Occasion, Bon Voyage, Encouragement, Everyday, Friendship, Going Away card, Joining Special, Memories & More, Recruiting Special, Stamp-N-Storage Sale | Tags: , , , , , | 8 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Silhouette Above The Clouds

Good morning!  We’re on the cusp of the weekend!  Hope you’ve got something fun planned.  Our friend is coming over tomorrow morning to get a refresher on feeding the ladies while we’re gone.

The list is pretty long for something so simple!

I might have some control issues…

I’ve been having a lot of fun with the new See A Silhouette DSP and today is no exception.  For this one, I pulled some swirly – blue – sky-like paper and added some hot air balloons from the Above The Clouds bundle.  Take a look-see:

The layout for this one came from this week’s Paper Players sketch challenge.

And “Balloons” was the theme challenge over at the Global Design Project.

I started with the swirly blue paper from the See A Silhouette DSP and matted it on Mango Melody for the card front.

The vertical panel is a piece of Whisper White card stock.  Using the clouds image from Above The Clouds, I stamped the image three times in Balmy Blue.  I added Night of Navy bird silhouettes by the clouds.

On two more pieces of the See a Silhouette DSP, I stamped balloon images in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  Since I didn’t want colored borders (which I’d have gotten if I’d use the Hot Air Balloon Punch) – I fussy cut them – and then tidied up the lines with my Journaling Pen.

I adhered the balloons with Liquid Glue to the Whisper White panel.

I stamped the balloon basket in Balmy Blue (the “fill”) and Night of Navy (the wicker) on Whisper White and punched it with the Hot Air Balloon Punch – then adhered it under the bottom balloon with Liquid Glue.

The sentiment, from Above The Clouds, is stamped on a strip of Whisper White.  I bannerized it with my Paper Snips, edged it with my Balmy Blue Stampin’ Write Marker and adhered it with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I added some more Night of Navy birds on the balloons themselves to give the card some depth.  Then I stamped more clouds in Balmy Blue on Whisper White and fussy cut them – and popped them over the balloons with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.  A few Frosted & Clear Epoxy Droplets finished off the card front.

On the inside, I stamped another balloon in Tuxedo Black on a Whisper White panel.  Inside it, I stamped a second Above The Clouds sentiment in Night of Navy.  Then I punched out a balloon from a Sticky Note using the Hot Air Balloon Punch and laid it over the balloon on the panel as a mask.  I stamped some more Balmy Blue clouds and Night of Navy birds.  When I picked up the sticky note mask, the balloon appeared to be floating in front of the clouds!

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

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got another balloon, sentiment, clouds and birds on the front…

…and some more See A Silhouette DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I am really loving this See A Silhouette DSP, aren’t you?  And the Above The Clouds bundle – with its wonderful sentiments and coordinating Hot Air Balloon Punch, is really a good one!  I hope you like!

TTFN
M

 

 

 

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Clearance Rack

Stampin’ Up! has updated the Clearance Rack – putting stamp sets on it for you!  This is not something they’ve done in the past—and we don’t know if they’ll do it again—but they’re there now – so…check them out!

Head over to the Clearance Rack soon and….Happy shopping!


My Retired Sale List!

Be sure to check out my Retired Products list – there are lot of goodies from the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog, the 2019 Occasions Catalog – and even from previous catalogs!  It’s a great opportunity to get some of your past favorites and save a little money!


Get the Stampin’ Up! Products Used in This Project:   

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

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

Mango Melody Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2 1/8″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for art panel)

Whisper White Card Stock: 2″ x 5 1/8″ (art panel); 3/8″ x 2 3/4″ (sentiment); Above The Clouds fussy cut clouds

See A Silhouette DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); Above The Clouds hot air balloons; 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


Sometimes it’s just too hot.

You gotta get close to the fan.

Really.  Close.

From the front – to cool the intake…

And from the rear to cool…well.

TTFN
M

 

Categories: 2019-2020 Annual Catalog, Clearance Rack Update, Congratulations, Going Away card, Graduation Card, Life Event, Online Host Club, Retiring Products, Uncategorized | Tags: , , | 14 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Smooth Sailing Home For You!

Well.  Say it with me, now!  Happy Happy (I’m pointing the mic out at YOU!!!)…HHAWWWMP DAY!!!

I’ve got a simple little card (well – actually it’s a bit BIGger than usual!) for you today – using the Come Sail Away Memories & More Card Pack and the Sailing Home bundle.  Take a look-see:

For the color scheme, I played along with the cool Just Us Girls challenge this week.

Heck – I even used Blues as my color! 🙂

I started with one of the cool laser-die-cut panels in the Come Sail Away Memories & More Card Pack and used Liquid Glue around the edge to adhere it to a Whisper White cardstock panel for the card front.

I wrapped a length of new 3/8″ Denim Ribbon around the panel, securing it in the back with Glue Dots.

I used another – smaller – panel from the card pack and cut it down a little more.  Then I adhered a same-size piece of Night of Navy to the card front with Liquid Glue.  I popped the Memories & More card over top with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The sentiment, from the Sailing Home stamp set, is stamped in Night of Navy on Whisper White – then I cut it with the little banner die in the Smooth Sailing Die set.  I used Liquid Glue to adhere it to the sail boat panel.

I used a couple more dies to cut a Night of Navy wheel and a Balmy Blue rope.  I adhered them next to the card with Liquid Glue.  Then I popped a Sail Away Trinket (the anchor) on with a Glue Dot.

I tied a bow from the Denim Ribbon and adhered it with a Glue Dot.  And that finished off the card front.

On the inside, I stamped a second Sailing Home sentiment in Night of Navy on a Whisper White panel.  I placed both sailboat stamps on an acrylic block, inked them in Balmy Blue and stamped them once on scrap paper.  Without re-inking, I stamped them over top of the sentiment.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Whisper White mat and into my Night of Navy card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Large Memories & More Envelope got full-strength Balmy Blue sailboats on the front…

…and I added some Come Sail Away DSP to the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  This Come Sail Away suite remains one of my favorite new products from the new catalog – how about you??  I just love the coordinating Sailing Home stamp set and bundled Smooth Sailing Dies and the perfect Come Sail Away DSP.  And the Come Sail Away Memories & More Card Pack?  Fug-et-aboutit!  I hope you like!

TTFN

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 16 JUN – 30 JUN: QU3GVKSZ

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.


My Retired Sale List is Live!

Be sure to check out my Retired Products list – there are lot of goodies from the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog, the 2019 Occasions Catalog – and even from previous catalogs!  It’s a great opportunity to get some of your past favorites and save a little money!


New 3D Embossing Folder Plate Now Available!

The new 3D Embossing Folder Plate (item 149658) is now available to order! It’s designed to work with our new-style 3D embossing folders (which are thinner than our old-style Dynamic folders).

You can click on the picture above and open the flyer – then print it and keep it by your embossing machine and new 3D Embossing Folder Plate.  It’s got your new “sandwich” information right on it!

Get ALL the details here – and then head over to my Online Store to get yours ordered!!


Get the Stampin’ Up! Products Used in This Project: 

Product List

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Night of Navy Card Stock: 6 1/4″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, scored and folded at 4 1/4); 2 5/8″ x 3 1/2″ (mat under sailboat panel on front); Smooth Sailing die cut wheel

Whisper White Card Stock: 4 1/8″ x 6 1/8″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 4″ x 6″ (inner liner); Smooth Sailing die cut sentiment

Come Sail Away Memories & More Card Pack: Card Front; 2 5/8″ x 3 1/2″ (sailboat panel on front)

Come Sail Away DSP: 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


“A Morning in the Life of a Working Aussie.”

                                                                By Finn.

First – we clean the barn and spread the manure.  I help my Mom get around the place, making sure she doesn’t get losed.  Or accosted by a squirrel.  Or one of those danged BUGS!

Then, we stop to make sure the ponies have clean, fresh water, cuz it’s really hot right now and they like a good drink.

So do I!

Finally, once all our morning chores are done, we come back in the house.

The air conditioning feels really good – and it always makes me kind of sleepy.

So – I sleep!

TTFN
M

 

Categories: 2019-2020 Annual Catalog, Any Occasion, Congratulations, Going Away card, Graduation Card, Life Event, masculine, Retiring Products | Tags: , , , | 8 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Perennial Essence Bird Ballad Fun Fold

Happy Tuesday!  The week is clicking by!  Soon it’ll be Hawwmp Day and we’ll be on the downhill slide to the weekend!  Whoo-hooo!

My card today is…another fun fold.  In fact, it’s the same fold as yesterday – sorry! – cuz I needed another gift card for a co-worker leaving the program.  And – I wanted to do something flower-dy and pretty for her.  So…I used the same fold on the inside, but…pulled in the Floral Essence stamp set, plus some gorgeous painterly Perennial Essence DSP and a Bird Ballad Laser Cut Note card – all available on 4 June!  Take a look-see:

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Categories: 2019-2020 Annual Catalog, Best Wishes, Feminine, Fun Fold card, Gift Card Holder, Going Away card, Life Event, New Catalog Launch, New Catalog Shares, New Product, Retiring Products, Thank You Cards | Tags: , , , , , | 16 Comments

Stampin’ Up! I’m Wild About Christmas Happiness!

Morning’, y’all…I’m not even going to say my normal thing about it being Monday.  You know it’s Monday and I know it’s Monday.  So…yea.  It’s Monday.

If you were able to join me last night on Facebook, I appreciate you taking some time with me on your Sunday!  If not, then here’s a link to the video on YouTube in case you want to take a peek.

This card came about at the request of my mom.  She’s got a friend who’ lived in the mountains for a long time and is having to move to Arizona to be closer to their children.  And she’s not feeling very happy about the move!  So…the request was for a mountainy theme card.

Smack in my wheelhouse!

One of the new stamp sets in the 2017 Holiday catalog is called Christmas Happiness.  

If you know me at all, you know that this set caught my eye right away.  Yes – pine boughs.  Pine Cones.  Add in Christmas lights – and you’ve got me!

But I didn’t need a Christmas card – I needed a you’re-going-away-you’ll-be-missed-and-I-wish-you-the-best card.  So…I pulled in a little help from the Wild About Flowers stamp set.  Add in some plaid paper from the new Merry Little Christmas DSP and this is what I came up with.  Take a look-see:

My design is inspired by the sketch challenge at MFT Card Challenges – I just turned it on end! Continue reading

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