Going Away card

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

 

 

 

P.S.  I’ve got ONE spot left in my Online Host Club – hurry and snap it up and let’s get ready for a fun six months (which just so happens to include…BONUS DAYS!!).  Check out the why’s and wherefores right here!


HOST CODE FOR 28 JUN – 15 JUL 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.


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: , , | 12 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!


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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

 

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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:

Look at that gorgeous die cut card front – that’s ALL from the Bird Ballad Laser-Cut Cards and Tin set – which is part of the new Bird Ballad product suite.

For the card front layout, I used the sketch challenge from CAS(E) This Sketch this week.

I started by creating a diagonal mat from So Saffron and a Very Vanilla “card front”.  On that Very Vanilla piece, I stamped a sentiment from Floral Essence in Blackberry Bliss ink.  Then I stamped a couple of flowers from the same set in So Saffron, adding Crushed Curry centers (there are a couple of different “center” images to choose from in the set).  I also stamped some pretty leaves in Mossy Meadow – and colored them with my Light and Dark Old Olive and Mossy Meadow Stampin’ Blends.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the Vanilla panel to the So Saffron mat.

To create my card base, I used the Bird Ballad Laser-Cut Card and, using Liquid Glue, adhered a Petal Pink piece of Perennial Essence DSP to the back of the laser-cut front of the card base.  Then I adhered my matted diagonal to the front.

Using the flower stamp from Perennial Essence, I stamped it three times in Petal Pink on Petal Pink card stock and three times on the Petal Pink Vellum from the Perennial Essence 12″ x 12″ Vellum Card Stock pack.

When everything was dry (it takes a minute on the Vellum!), I punched all the flowers with the new Perennial Flower Punch (which will be available on 4 Jun, bundled with the Perennial Essence stamp set).  I lightly curled the petals and glued a card stock flower to a vellum flower to create three full flowers.

On a separate piece of Very Vanilla, I stamped some more leaves in Mossy Meadow and colored them with the Blends.  Then I fussy cut them.  

Using Liquid Glue, I added the leaves and flowers in an ever-so-artistic manner, added a few fuzzy Perennial Essence Flower Centers (4 Jun!) and the card front was done!

On the inside, I re-created the fun pop-up gift card holder just like I did yesterday, using Perennial Essence DSP and sentiments/images from the Perennial Essence stamp set.

You can see the basics in my video here.

For this one, though, I created the actual gift card envelope from some Perennial Essence DSP – and I cut my little “window” with the Starburst Punch.

 

I added the sentiments in Blackberry Bliss and the flowers and leaves in So Saffron,  Crushed Curry and Mossy Meadow.

Once again, I left the lower Very Vanilla panel blank so all my co-workers and I could sign it!

The envelope, which is part of the Bird Banner Laser-Cut Cards and Tin set, got more of the Perennial Essence flowers on the front…

…and I left the flap alone – they already come with that beautiful scalloped edge!

Et Voila!  I just love this fold – I promise, though, last one!  But isn’t it gorgeous with the Perennial Essence suite?  And those Bird Balllad Laser-Cut Cards – instant BAM!!  I hope you like – and that you’ll make some of these fun gift card holders.  And…are adding this Suite to your wish list!

TTFN

 

 

 

P.S.  The Perennial Essence DSP and Colored Vellum are just a small part of my Annual Catalog DSP Shares – so…check it out and get your name on my list now!


HOST CODE FOR 16 APR – 30 APR: HW762NTC

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.


2019-2020 Annual Catalog Shares Are Open!

Try a little bit of the beautiful new Designer Series Papers, specialty papers and envelopes, plus fun embellishments with a Catalog Share! I’ll place our Shares order first jump out of the box on 4 Jun 19 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 the 10th!

This year, I’m offering a Designer Series Paper share (that has some extra’s in it!) and an Embellishment share with all sorts of fun new goodies!

I’ve got a few options for you to pick from:  a New Designer Series Paper Share, a New Embellishments Share, and an I Want It All Share (this one gets a free extra bonus!!).  And there are even DOUBLE shares, too!

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

1. New Designer Series Paper Share – $56.00 (+$7 Priority shipping)

You’ll get 207 – 6″ x 6″ sheets of beautiful new Designer Series Papers, specialty papers, note cards and envelopes!

  • Woven Threads DSP – 6 sheets
  • Magnolia Lane DSP – 6 sheets
  • Garden Lane DSP – 6 sheets
  • Follow Your Art DSP – 6 sheets
  • Bird Ballad DSP – 6 sheets
  • Dinoraur DSP – 6 sheets
  • Perennial Essence DSP – 6 sheets
  • See a Silhouette DSP – 6 sheets
  • Come Sail Away DSP – 6 sheets
  • Pressed Petal Specialty DSP – 12 sheets (some “frame” designs will be set off due to the layout of the paper)
  • Mosaic Mood Specialty DSP – 6 sheets
  • Noble Peacock Specialty DSP – 6 sheets
  • Noble Peacock Foil – 3 sheets
  • 2019-2021 In Color 6″ x 6″ DSP – 10 sheets
  • 2018-2020 In Color 6″ x 6″ DSP – 10 sheets
  • Neutrals In Color 6″ x 6″ DSP – 20 sheets
  • Brights In Color 6″ x 6″ DSP – 20 sheets
  • Subtles In Color 6″ x 6″ DSP – 20 sheets
  • Regals In Color 6″ x 6″ DSP – 20 sheets
  • Perennial Essence Vellum DSP – 6 sheets
  • Scalloped Note Cards & Envelopes – 8pcs – 1 card and envelope in each of 4 colors
  • Magnolia Lane Large Specialty Memories & More Cards & Envelopes – 6 pcs – 2 cards, 2 envelopes, 2 liners
  • Assorted Memories & More Cards & Envelopes – 4 pcs – 1 card/1 envelope in 2 sizes
  • Copper Dotted Treat Bags – 2  bags

2. New Embellishment (No Ribbons) Share – $18.00 (+ $5 First Class shipping) – 

In all you’ll receive approx 139 new embellishments! Embellishments

  • 2018-2020 In Color Buttons – 5 – 1 each of 5 colors
  • Perennial Essence Floral Centers – 3 pieces
  • Magnolia Lane Cork Embellishments – 4 pcs – 1 blossom, 2 leaves, 1 tag
  • Flower Faceted Gems – 6 pcs – 2 ea of 3 colors
  • Sail Away Trinkets – 4 pcs – 2 ea of 2 designs)
  • Mini Library Clips – 4 pcs – 2 of ea of 2 colors
  • Bird Ballad Trinkets – 4 pcs – 1 of ea of 4 designs
  • Noble Peacock Rhinestones – 70 total (50 – 3mm; 10 – 4mm; 10 – 5mm) in 5 colors
  • Designer Elements – 9 pcs – 3 ea of 3 colors
  • 2019-2021 In Color Faceted Dots – 30pcs –  2 ea in 5 colors and 3 sizes

3. I Want It All –  $74 (+$7 Priority Shipping) 

You’ll get shares of all of the new Designer Series Papers, Specialty Papers, note cards and emvelopes and embellishments.  And, with an I Want It All order – I’ll also throw in a spool of the new  Night of Navy/Sahara Sand Baker’s Twine!

4.  Want Double the Fun?

Order a double share of any package.  I’ll cut the paper sheets into 6×12 so that you’ll be able to get 3 full A2 size card fronts from each sheet (except for the 6″ x 6″ DSPs – those are already cut! –  you’ll get double sheets of those!  And, with a DOUBLE I Want It All, you’ll get the Night of Navy/Sahara Sand Baker’s Twine AND a pack of Dinoraur Enamel shapes FREE!

  • I’ll submit the order on 4 Jun 19 when the Catalog goes Live
  • You’ll receive a PayPal Invoice one week prior (so, around 28 May 19), unless you sign up after that date, at which time you’ll get an invoice right away.  I’ll need payment before I submit the shares, please! 🙂
  • Anyone is welcome to join in my share (please note, I can only ship to addresses within the US or Military APOs).

Deadline to sign up for the shares is 2 JUN 19 at 8pm EST!!

If you’d like to join us, either complete the form below or email the following information to stamps-n-lingers@comcast.net:

  • Your first and last name
  • Email address connected to your Paypal account (Please note I can only accept PayPal for payment unless you’re already a customer of mine. If you are a customer, I can accept a check for payment!)
  • Shipping Address

Let me know if you have any questions. Hope you’ll join the fun! Thanks! SIGN UP HERE!


Be sure to check out the great new additions in my Online Store!

Supplies are limited, and with discounts up to 60%, products will go quickly. Shop now and stock up.


Get Your Copy of the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog

I’ve been giving you a few sneak peeks and we’ll see some “in person” goodies tonight, but – here’s the deets about getting your very own copy!

  • If you’re a current customer of mine (like…you’ve ordered from me in the last 12 months), I’ll be ordering you a copy of the catalog and mailing them out just as quickly as I can once they arrive.  Your catalog should be arriving in mid-May in a Priority Mailer Envelope.
  • Ordering opens for the Annual Catalog at 12:00 noon MT on Tuesday, 4 June.
  • If you’re NOT a current customer of mine but would like a copy of the Annual Catalog, simply place an order through my online store before 4 June and you’ll automatically be added to my mailing list.
  • Demonstrators can preorder from the Annual Catalog beginning on May 2!  So join my team now and you can get your hands on those new catalog items a month early!

2019 Retired Products List!

 

Click any of these links to go to my Online Store for the most up-to-date information!


Get the Stampin’ Up! Products Used in These Projects:

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Bird Ballad Laser Cut Card: card base

So Saffron Card Stock: 5 1/4″ wide by 1″ tall on the left side and 3″ tall on the right – cut on the diagonal (mat for card front); 2 1/8″ x 4 3/4″ (mat for sentiment on inside); 1 7/8″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for blank Very Vanilla panel on inside)

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 5 1/8″ x 7/8″ tall on left side and 2 7/8″ tall on right side – cut on the diagaonal (front sentiment panel); 2″ x 4 5/8″ (sentiment panel on inside); 1 3/4″ x 5 1/8″ (blank Very Vanilla panel on inside)

Perennial Essence DSP (coming 4 June): 4″ x 5 3/8″ (card front behind Laser-Cut and bottom inner liner panel); 4″ x 5 3/8″ ( x2 – pop-up mechanisms, scored and folded at 1″, 2″ and 3″ on short side); 4 1/4″ x 5″ (scored and folded at 2 1/2″ (gift card envelope on inside – with Starburst Punch cut out)


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 new pictures of the Man until I can get home to take them! 🙁

TTFN
M

 

 
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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