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Stampin’ Up! Pick a Woodland Pumpkin for the Stamp Ink Paper #121

Mornin’, y’all!  It’s a Tuesday in October, so I’m bringing you a project from this week’s Stamp Ink Paper challenge!  I do hope that you’ll take inspiration from the challenge and use it to make a project of your own!

This week’s Stamp Ink Paper #121 challenge was a Tic-Tac-Toe (one of my favorites!).  I worked this one several different ways – down the left side…across the middle – I got my money’s worth out of it!

I went with my current favorite set – the Pick A Pumpkin bundle with the Patterned Pumpkins Thinlits.   For the “Embossing” I used the wonderful Woodland TIEF.  Take a look-see:

My layout was inspired by the sketch from the MFT Sketch Challenge this week.

I started by cutting a piece of the Wood Textures DSP stack and laying it over the front of a Crumb Cake card base.  Then I ran the pieces thru the Big Shot, inside my Woodland TIEF.  On the card base, I brushed the trees with an almost-dry Stampin’ Sponge and Crumb Cake ink, then used my Crumb Cake Stampin’ Write Marker to highlight the embossing on the trees.  On the DSP, I used the Early Espresso Marker on the trees.  Then I matted the DSP on a piece of Peekaboo Peach card stock.

The middle panel is another piece of Crumb Cake, that I cut into a rectangle with a square Stitched Shapes Framelit.  I laid the framelit on the card stock and ran it about half-way thru the Big Shot.  Then I turned it around, lined up the “stitches” and ran it back thru the other way.  Thus…rectangle from a square! 🙂

Next, I embossed it with the Woodland TIEF – I made sure that its embossing would match the embossing on the card front.  I used my Crumb Cake Stampin’ Write Marker to highlight the tree embossing, then I adhered it with some Liquid Glue and started making pumpkins!

I cut a large pumpkin with the Patterned Pumpkin Thinlits from Peekaboo Peach card stock and adhered it to a piece of Pumpkin Pie with Liquid Glue, then I fussy cut around it.  The smaller pumpkins, all from Pick a Pumpkin, are stamped in Pumpkin Pie on Peekaboo Peach, then cut with their matching dies from Patterned Pumpkin.  I gave them all faces in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.

I cut a leaf and a couple pumpkin vine tendrils from Copper Foil and a few leaves from some Painted Autumn DSP, too.  Then I built the collage – using Liquid Glue.  The very last pumpkin – the smallest one – I popped on with a Stampin’ Dimensional.

The sentiment is from the Spooky Cat stamp set – stamped in Early Espresso on a strip of Crumb Cake.  I bannerized the end with my Paper Snips, added some faux stitches with my Early Espresso Stampin’ Write Marker – and popped it on with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  For my little embellishment, I ran a piece of Linen Thread thru the little hole in a Corrugated Elements tag, wrapped it around a short length of Peekaboo Peach 5/8″ Crinkled Seam Binding and tied a bow.  Then I adhered it with a Glue Dot and the card front was done!

On the inside, I ran one edge of a Very Vanilla panel thru the Big Shot in the Woodland TIEF and highlighted the trees with my Crumb Cake Marker.  I also lightly brushed them with Crumb Cake using a Stampin’ Sponge.  I stamped another Pumpkin Pie-on-Peekaboo Peach Pick a Pumpkin pumpkin and cut him out with his matching Patterned Pumpkin die.  Then I adhered him over the trees with Liquid Glue and added a tiny Linen Thread bow.

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Peekaboo Peach mat and into the Crumb Cake card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got another Pick a Pumpkin pumpkin on the front…

…and some more of the Painted Autumn DSP on the envelope flap.


Et Voila!  Y’all told me to keep doing collage cards, so I took your words to heart!  Thank you!!  If you haven’t picked up the Pick a Pumpkin stamp set and its bundled Patterned Pumpkin Thinlits – you’re missing out!  Get them now!

And – getcha some Designer Paper!! This is such a perfect perfect time to stock up on your favorite gorgeous papers – including the Painted Autumn DSP!!

TTFN

Mary   


HOST CODE FOR 16 OCT – 31 OCT: 4HQU3GVF

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.


Designer Series Paper Sale…

 All Month Long!

Let’s admit it: we all just love gorgeous Designer Series Paper!  By popular demand, we are bringing back an incredible offer on Designer Series Paper. We’ll be able to buy three packages of select Designer Series Paper and get one FREE during October! This sale includes Designer Series Paper from both the annual and holiday catalogs. And we’re even including select Specialty and Designer Series Paper Stacks on sale!

So take advantage of this excellent opportunity and gather up lots of pretty paper!  Take a look-see at what’ll be up for grabs!!  Click the picture to open a handy – and colorful! – flyer!

 


MERRY PATTERNS HOST PROMOTION STILL AVAILABLE

Host a workshop or place an individual order totaling $300 or more (before shipping and tax) by the end of October, and you’ll earn this cool new stamp set for free!  Click the picture to open up a printable flyer!

Version 2
Get all the details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page right….here!


Coming Soon…Stampin’ Blends!

We don’t know yet when the Stampin’ Blends will be released for customers but…if you’ve ever thought about joining Stampin’ Up, right now is a super time…you, too, can get your hands on these new markers early during the preorder which is only from 1 Oct – 15 Oct.  Yes – you can choose Stampin’ Blends to fill your Starter Kit!  Pssst – mine are here already! 🙂

Stampin’ Blends Features

  • Add just the right amount of color where you need it with the brush tip or fine-point.
  • Each color (except Ivory and Bronze) has a light and dark shade marker, available individually or in a combo pack.
  • Stampin’ Up! has done in-house testing for evaporation and life testing and they are really happy with the results.
  • Press fit seal prevents air from entering the barrel and causing evaporation.
  • The nestable lids are easy to keep track of and have a tight fit for long-lasting color.

PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:  


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Crumb Cake Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card front, scored and folded at 4 1/4″); 2 1/8″ x 3 3/4″ Stitched Shape rectangle (panel on front); 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ (sentiment banner)

Peekaboo Peach Card Stock: 3 5/8″ x 5 1/2″ (mat for card front); 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mat inner liner); Patterned Pumpkin die cuts

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

Pumpkin Pie Card Stock:  behind the Patterned Pumpkin die cut

Copper Foil:  Patterned Pumpkin die cut leaves and tendrils

Wood Textures DSP:  3 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ (card front)  

Painted Autumn DSP:  Patterned Pumpkins die cut leaves; 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  (you’ll have to settle for re-runs until I get back home to take fresh photos!!)

This one just makes me chuckle every time I see it! 🙂

TTFN

M  

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Stampin’ Up! Spooky Cat and Bubbly Brew for the Stamp Ink Paper #120

Mornin’, y’all!  I’ve got two projects to share with you today!  This one is for the Stamp Ink Paper challenge this week!  Come back in an hour or so and check out my card for the Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop!  

This week’s Stamp Ink Paper challenge was a color challenge and I used the Spooky Cat stamp set and matching Cat Punch, plus some Spooky Night DSP.  Take a look-see:

Can you guess the colors?  Check out the badge for the Stamp Ink Paper #120 challenge.  Be sure to stop by the blog site to see what the other Design Team members have created and to play along, too!  Can’t wait to see what y’all create! 🙂

I sort of loosely borrowed my layout from the MFT Card Challenge:

I started with a fun design from the Spooky Night DSP and matted it on a piece of Lemon Lime Twist card stock for the card front.  I cut a Foil Snowflake in half (-ish!) and adhered it with Liquid Glue – with the Very Vanilla side up.  Then I wrapped a length of Basic Black 3/8″ Shimmer Ribbon around it, securing it in the back with scotch tape.

Next I cut a large Stitched Shapes Framelits die circle from Very Vanilla and a Lemon Lime Twist scalloped mat using the Circles Layering Framelits.

Using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, I stamped the little three-beaker image from the Spooky Cat stamp set three times across the bottom of the Stitched Shapes circle.  Then I stamped the “liquid” and bubbles into each beaker.  I used Lemon Lime Twist, Pumpkin Pie and Peekaboo Peach inks.  Then I added the sentiment in Pumpkin Pie.

I adhered the sentiment circle to its mat with Liquid Glue and then adhered it to the card front with a little more Glue.

On a piece of scrap Very Vanilla card stock, I stamped the sentiment-filled cat image from Spooky Cat in Tuxedo Black ink and punched it out with the matching Cat Punch.  I used my Lemon Lime Twist Stampin’ Write Marker to edge the shape and then popped him on with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

One large Black Rhinestone Jewel finished off the card front!

On the inside, I stamped the Spooky Cat witch’s hat in Tuxedo Black ink and colored the buckle with my Lemon Lime Twist Marker.  I also added another Black Rhinestone Jewel.  Who says you can’t have a jewel inside the card??!

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Lemon Lime Twist mat and into my Basic Black card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals, and the card was done!

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got another Spooky Cat witch’s hat in Tuxedo Black and Lemon Lime Twist on the front…

…and a touch more of the Spooky Night DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  A mad scientist Halloween cat?!?  It could happen!  This Spooky Cat bundle – with the Cat Punch – is so cute and fun.  Nothing scary about it, really!  Hope you like!

TTFN

Mary   


HOST CODE FOR 28 SEPTEMBER – 15 OCTOBER: KZGTENYK

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! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


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We didn’t come up with World Card Making Day, but we’re thrilled that it’s a thing! It’s a day dedicated to doing what you love most—making handmade cards! It celebrates the creativity and personal connection handmade cards create between loved ones, and it’s a great time to make their own cards to send to your family and friends.

This year the world celebrates the day on October 7, but one day wasn’t enough for us. For ten days (October 1–10), we can get 15% off Notecards & Envelopes and select stamp sets.  

So….let’s celebrate the best hobby of all—cardmaking!

Check Out All the Great Deals!  Click to Open a Human-Readable Flyer!

 


Designer Series Paper Sale…

 All Month Long!

Let’s admit it: we all just love gorgeous Designer Series Paper!  By popular demand, we are bringing back an incredible offer on Designer Series Paper. We’ll be able to buy three packages of select Designer Series Paper and get one FREE during October! This sale includes Designer Series Paper from both the annual and holiday catalogs. And we’re even including select Specialty and Designer Series Paper Stacks on sale!

So take advantage of this excellent opportunity and gather up lots of pretty paper!  Take a look-see at what’ll be up for grabs!!  Click the picture to open a handy – and colorful! – flyer!

 


MERRY PATTERNS HOST PROMOTION STILL AVAILABLE

Host a workshop or place an individual order totaling $300 or more (before shipping and tax) by the end of October, and you’ll earn this cool new stamp set for free!  Click the picture to open up a printable flyer!

Version 2
Get all the details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page right….here!


Coming Soon…Stampin’ Blends!

We don’t know yet when the Stampin’ Blends will be released for customers but…if you’ve ever thought about joining Stampin’ Up, right now is a super time…you, too, can get your hands on these new markers early during the preorder which is only from 1 Oct – 15 Oct.  Yes – you can choose Stampin’ Blends to fill your Starter Kit!  Pssst – mine are here already! 🙂

Stampin’ Blends Features

  • Add just the right amount of color where you need it with the brush tip or fine-point.
  • Each color (except Ivory and Bronze) has a light and dark shade marker, available individually or in a combo pack.
  • Stampin’ Up! has done in-house testing for evaporation and life testing and they are really happy with the results.
  • Press fit seal prevents air from entering the barrel and causing evaporation.
  • The nestable lids are easy to keep track of and have a tight fit for long-lasting color.

PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:  


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Basic Black Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card front, scored and folded at 5 1/2″)

Lemon Lime Twist Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and inner liner); 3″ Scalloped Circle (mat for sentiment)

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 2 7/8″ Stitched Shapes circle (sentiment); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

Spooky Night DSP:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card 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  (you’ll have to settle for re-runs until I get back home to take fresh photos!!)

TTFN

M  

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Stampin’ Up! Owl-oween Seasons for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop



Happy Thursday, y’all – and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! We’ve got a full roster playing with today’s spooky color challenge, so be sure to check ’em all out when you get done here!  

I suppose this color scheme didn’t scream Halloween – but it certainly spoke it in quite decisive tones – at least to me!

And, because I’m a tad on the lazy side….I also grabbed a sketch to help me out.  I used this one from the MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge!

So – when I combined the two inspirations , and added some Spooky Cat stamp set images and a bit of Spooky Night DSP – here’s what I came up with.  Take a look-see:

Yep – not a cat to be seen! 🙂

I started with two different designs in the Spooky Night DSP and matted the first to a Pumpkin Pie panel for the card front.  Bucking convention and boldly mixing stripes and spots, I matted the second one as well – and then ran it thru the Big Shot in my Woodland TIEF.

Squint yer eyes – you’ll be able to see it!

Then I used Liquid Glue to adhere that embossed panel to the card front.

I cut two Very Vanilla circles with my Stitched Shapes Framelit die and matted them both on Pumpkin Pie scalloped circles that I’d made with the Layering Circles Framelits.  On one of them, I stamped the owl-sentiment image from the Spooky Cat stamp set.  I stamped the sentiment portion (with the eyes!!) in Cajun Craze – then I used the second little image that adds the beak and feet (talons!!) in Pumpkin Pie.  It seemed right to add Black Rhinestone Jewels for his eyes…

Then I adhered both circles to the card front with Liquid Glue.

On a piece of scrap Very Vanilla card stock, I stamped the larger owl image in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  He’s a rare Pumpkin-Pie-Breasted Owl, so I colored his chest feathers with my Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Write Marker.  And, since it’s a well-known fact that the rare Pumpkin-Pie-Breasted Owl has Cajun Craze feathers around his large eyes – I added that with my Cajun Craze Marker.  He got a couple of Black Rhinestone Jewels for eyes, too!  I fussy cut him and then used a stylus to round his body up a bit, so he’d look imposing on his branch!

I used the Seasonal Layers Thinlits to cut out six of the branches in Basic Black card stock, and stacked three of them up with Liquid Glue to create two thick branches.

I adhered the bottom branch with Liquid Glue – allowing it to spill off both edges.  On the top branch, I adhered it in two steps.  First I glued the full branch portion and the top “twig”.  Then I put a couple of Dimensionals behind the body of my Owl and popped him over the top twig.  With a little more Liquid Glue, I adhered the top twig over his tail so it would look like he was “in” the tree!

I added a couple three silver star Metallic Enamel Shapes and the card front was done.

On the inside, I stamped the Spooky Cat owl again – another rare Pumpkin-Pie-Breasted Owl – in the corner of a Very Vanilla panel.  With the Colorful Seasons stamp set, I added a couple of branches in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.

I popped on a single silver star Metallic Enamel Shape, Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Pumpkin Pie mat and into my Cajun Craze card base.  Then I popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got another Spooky Cat owl (you know what kind!) and Colorful Seasons branch on the front…

…and another piece of Spooky Night DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I do think these cute owl images ought to get at least a mention in the name of this stamp set….don’t you? Spooky Cat.  Huh?  No cat anywhere! Regardless – it’s a great stamp set – with lots of possibilities for your Halloween fun!  Hope you like!

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 Jari Francis’ 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!

Jari Francis

Kristi Gray

Jaimie Babarczy

Have fun on the Hop!

TTFN

Mary


HOST CODE FOR 16 SEPT – 30 SEPT: DH2SEZBR

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 in the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog or 2017 Holiday Catalog. And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:  


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Cajun Craze Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, score and fold at 5 1/2″)

Pumpkin Pie Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 4″ x 4 1/4″ (mat for middle DSP panel); 2″ scallop circle (x 2 – mats for Very Vanilla circles)

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 1 7/8″ Stitched Shapes Circles (x 2 – circles on front); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

Basic Black Card Stock:  Seasonal Layers branches 

Spooky Night DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); 3 7/8″ x 4 1/8″ (middle 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!


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Stampin’ Up! Pumpkin Cat-oween for the Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Team Blog Hop!

Good mornin’, y’all – welcome to another edition of Amy’s Inkin’ Knew team blog hop!  Each month we make projects centered around a theme – and this month is Halloween!  We can interpret that any way we want – so…be sure to check and see who went spooky and who went nice, okay?  

I decided to use the Cat Punch and a few pumpkins from the Pick a Pumpkin stamp set and Patterned Pumpkins Thinlits to make a sorta sweet and not-at-all spooky card.  Take a look-see:  

I played along with a couple of sketches on this one.  

The first, from Sunday Stamps, kind of loosely inspired my color choices:  

My layout comes from the folks at the TGIF Challenge.  

I started with a piece of paper from the Painted Autumn DSP and Fast Fuse’d it to a Night of Navy mat.  Then I cut a Delicate White Doily in half and adhered it to the card front with Liquid Glue – leaving space between the halves so the doilies would peek out from my center panel.  

Next up,  I cut the little cross-shapes out of the corner of a piece of Very Vanilla card stock, using the die in the Patterned Pumpkins Thinlits.  To make my background, I used some Cajun Craze and Pumpkin Pie inks to stamp the leaves images from the Pick a Pumpkin stamp set, and added the sentiment from Spooky Cat in Night of Navy.  The little speckles and splotches around the sentiment are actually the bubbles rising from the Spooky Cat beakers – stamped in Soft Sky!  Then I Fast Fuse’d it onto a Night of Navy mat and popped it over the doilies with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Now the cat.  When I first started making a card for the hop, I thought I wanted to play with the Just Us Girls challenge which asked for Watercolor Block stamping.  So I inked up one of my acrylic blocks with Pumpkin Pie ink, spritzed it with water using my Mister, and stamped it down on a piece of Very Vanilla card stock.  

And then I changed my mind and went another direction.  Specifically in the direction of this card!  

But I had that paper…and I needed a cat.  So…out came the Cat Punch and all of a sudden – calico kitty!  I added a Night of Navy face with the little stamp in the Spooky Cat stamp set and adhered her to the card front with Liquid Glue.

Then is was time for the pumpkins.  I cut a large pumpkin in Pumpkin Pie – and adhered it to some Peekaboo Peach card stock then fussy cut the excess – and adhered it with Liquid Glue.

I cut a star-strewn Cajun Craze pumpkin and popped it on with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Finally – I stamped a Soft Sky pumpkin on Very Vanilla, added a Jack O’Lantern face in Night of Navy and cut it out with the die in the Patterned Pumpkins Thinlits.  He’s added with a Mini Stampin’ Dimensional and a little Liquid Glue – and finished off the card front.

On the inside, I added a Pumpkin Pie and Cajun Craze leaf from Pick a Pumpkin on a Very Vanilla panel.  Then I added a strip of the Painted Autumn DSP which I’d matted on Night of Navy.

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Night of Navy mat and into my Thick Very Vanilla card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals, and the card was done!

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelop got a Soft Sky Pick a Pumpkin pumpkin – complete with Night of Navy face.  Then I cut a quick sticky note mask and covered the pumpkin, then stamped a Pumpkin Pie and Cajun Craze leaf over the top…

…and I added another piece of Painted Autumn DSP to the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I’m not sure, but…this may be a personal record for me for making Halloween Cards!  But – if you’re going to make them, then it makes sense to use uber-cute stamp sets and Thinlits like you’ll find in the Pick A Pumpkin bundle.  And don’t even get me started on the Spooky Cat bundle – love love love!!  Hope you like!

Scroll on down for the card cuts and all the products you’ll need to make this one for yourself!

Now that you’ve seen my card, I hope you’ll take a little time to jump thru all the other projects we have to share. Click any name below, or you can use the Previous Blog button to jump to Julie’s page or the Next Blog button to see what Karen’s been doing!  

NOTE:  Several of us had Irma roll through our areas and knock out power so there may be a few links that aren’t working quite right if you run through the hop early. Hopefully there won’t be any hiccups, but please be patient with us if there are. We’ll get them fixed just as quickly as we can! 🙂

Linda Richenberg
Sue Prather
Jaimie Babarczy 
Jari Francis 
Julie Johnston
Mary Deatherage – You Are Here!
Karen Finkle
Amy Koenders

Have fun on the hop!

TTFN

Mary 



HOST CODE FOR 1 AUGUST – 15 AUGUST: 2QVU4G6X

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! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


MERRY PATTERNS HOST PROMOTION

Host a workshop or place an individual order totaling $300 or more (before shipping and tax) by the end of October, and you’ll earn this cool new stamp set for free!  Click the picture to open up a printable flyer!

Version 2

Get all the details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page right….here!


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:   


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

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

Night of Navy Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3 1/8″ x 3 3/4″ (mat for center panel); 5/8″ x 5 1/4″(mat for inner liner strip)

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 3 1/4″ x 3 7/8″ (center panel); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

Painted Autumn DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); 1/2″ x 3 7/8″ (inner liner strip); 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!


No FFF on Blog Hop Days!

TTFN

M  

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Stampin’ Up! Spooky Cat Halloween Moon

Happy Friday, y’all.  If you’re in Harvey’s aftermath or bracing for Irma – my thoughts and prayers are with you.  My friends in Florida…stay safe!

My card today is simple and fast.

My day yesterday was complicated and long – so simple and fast was the order of the day.

I’ve seen some cards out and about using the new Cat Punch in the same way I’ve used it today.  I thought it was so cool and had been wanting to make my own version.  So – this seemed like the day to do it.  I added a few pieces and parts from the bundled Spooky Cat stamp set.  Take a look-see:

Buckle up, buttercup – this is going to go quick!

I started with a Crushed Curry card stock circle cut with the largest die in the Circles Layering Framelits.  Then I punched the cat silhouette with the Cat Punch.

Using my sponge dauber, I added a little bit of shadowing on my moon with Crushed Curry ink.

I used Stampin’ Dimensionals (Mini and Regular) to pop the moon over a Basic Black panel.

I matted the card front on a Crushed Curry mat with Fast Fuse, then wrapped some Crushed Curry Solid Baker’s Twine around the panel 3 times, securing it in the back with scotch tape.

I used a Glue Dot under the three strands near the left side of the card to draw them together (like they’d been tied together).  Over that, I added a bow tied from three strands of the Baker’s Twine.

The sentiment, from Spooky Cat, is stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on a Crushed Curry strip.  I snipped banner ends and then popped it on the card front with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Simple doesn’t have to mean no bling at all – so I added a single gold star Metallic Enamel Shape to the corner.  And that was it for the card front.

On the inside, I used the negative space of my moon circle as a stencil and sponged a “moon” in Crushed Curry on a Whisper White panel.  Over that, I added the fun cat image from Spooky Cat.

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Crushed Curry mat and into my Basic Black card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got another sponged moon on the front – along with some cat eyes from Spooky Cat in Tuxedo Black…

…and I added more cat faces to the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I fell in love with this technique the minute I saw it – so it was just a matter of time before I used it on a card of my own.  And I kinda love it!! Spooky Cat and the awesome new Cat Punch…Winner winner!  I hope you like.

TTFN

Mary  



HOST CODE FOR 1 SEPTEMBER – 15 SEPTEMBER: 3UPGQ49U

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! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.Stamps-N-Lingers


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DOUBLE PEPPERMINT REWARD POINTS!

I’m offering Double Peppermint Reward Points for every order of $50 or more (before shipping and taxes) thru the 10th of September!!  Don’t miss your chance to earn extra points towards a FREE $40 gift of your choice!  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.

Let me know if you have any questions!


MERRY PATTERNS HOST PROMOTION

Host a workshop or place an individual order totaling $300 or more (before shipping and tax) by the end of October, and you’ll earn this cool new stamp set for free!  Click the picture to open up a printable flyer!

Version 2

Here’s the fine print:

  • Promotion period: September 1–October 31
  • The Merry Patterns Stamp Set is exclusive to the host promotion and will not be available after October 31
  • In order to qualify, the event merchandise total must reach $300 (before shipping and handling)
  • There is no limit to the number of times the Merry Patterns Stamp Set may be earned, but only one set can be redeemed per qualifying order
  • Demonstrator, Customer, Workshop, and online orders qualify
  • Orders must be closed by 11:50 PM (MT) on October 31
  • The Merry Patterns Stamp Set is in addition to Stampin’ Rewards (Yowza!)
  • The Merry Patterns Stamp Set may not be exchanged for another stamp set
Want some ideas about how versatile this set really is?
So…give me a shout-out and let’s get you hooked up.

Maybe think about doing a catalog show

  • I’ll send you a stack of 2017 Holiday Catalogs and a Host Code to give to all your friends!  
  • They’ll place their order online using the Host Code!  
  • Y’all have fun shopping for your holiday crafting goodies and YOU earn Stampin’ Rewards PLUS a super cute stamp set.  

Winner winner, chicken dinner!


PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:    


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Basic Black Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card front, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front)

Crushed Curry Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3″ circle (moon); 3/8″ x 2 1/2″ (sentiment)

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

 

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  

I’m just going to share a cute picture of the man.

From soon after he came to live with us, he’s liked getting under my chair.

Recently he’s started really GETTING UNDER my chair – and adopted the “leg hug”.

I have no clue.  

TTFN

M  

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Stampin’ Up! Labels and Pumpkins to Love

Well – we made it to Friday!  And – it’s the Friday before a 3-day weekend!

And – it’s THE Friday!!  The one where the new 2017 Holiday Catalog is Live, Baby, Live!!

If I did my job right, I’ve been up for a bit by the time you read this – and will have ordered all the Painted Harvest Bundles and got them headed out!  And – ordered a bunch of ribbon and paper and embellishments for the Holiday Catalog shares!!  Whoo-hooo! 🙂

One of the goodies in those shares is in the card I have to share with you today!  I pulled some Spooky Night DSP and added a little Labels to Love and a few pumpkins from the Patterned Pumpkins Thinlit dies.  I even threw in a couple of goodies from Spooky Cat.  Take a look-see:

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The layout for this one is from the Sunday Stamps sketch challenge.

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I started with two rectangular panels of Spooky Night DSP and matted them both on Basic Black card stock.  

I cut a Whisper White circle using the largest Stitched Shapes Framelit dies and then ran it thru the Big Shot in my Woodlands TIEF.

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I used some Liquid Glue to adhere the embossed circle to the card front and then added the smaller matted DSP panel over the top.

Next up, I cut the large pumpkin from the Patterned Pumpkins Thinlits in Pumpkin Pie card stock, then I adhered it to a piece of Crushed Curry.  I snipped the excess Crushed Curry.  I also cut the small, star-strewn pumpkin in Whisper White.

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I used a few Glue Dots to wind some Black and Gold Metallic Threads in several large loops and then adhered the pumpkins over top.  I fussy cut a witch’s hat from a piece of Spooky Night DSP and plopped it on the large pumpkin with some Liquid Glue.

The sentiment, from Labels to Love, is stamped in Basic Black and Pumpkin Pie on Whisper White.  I used my Stampin’ Write Markers to color the stamp directly.  Then I punched it out with the new Everyday Label punch.  I punched a second label in Basic Black and adhered it – slightly offset – onto the sentiment label.

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I popped the sentiment over the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

To finish off the card front, I wrapped a length of Basic Black Solid Baker’s Twine twice around the card front, securing it in the back with scotch tape.  Then I added a little double-bow with a Glue Dot and a single Rhinestone Basic Jewel!

For the inside, I ran just the side of a Whisper White panel thru the Woodland TIEF.  Then I fussy cut a few more Spooky Night DSP witches’ hats and adhered them over the embossed trees with Liquid Glue.

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I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Basic Black mat and into my Crushed Curry card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

On the front of my Very Vanilla Medium Envelope, I stamped a witch’s hat from the Spooky Cat stamp set in Basic Black Tuxedo Ink and colored in the buckle with my Pumpkin Pie Marker…

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…and I added a little more Spooky Night DSP to the envelope flap.

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Et Voila!  I think all the different pieces and parts came together to make a fun and kind of whimsical Halloween card!  Hope you like…and are busily getting your Holiday Catalog orders in!!  Take a look-see at the new Host Promotion – and the Merry Patterns stamp set that you could earn for free!!  Read on!

TTFN

Mary  



HOST CODE FOR 1 SEPTEMBER – 15 SEPTEMBER: 3UPGQ49U

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! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.Stamps-N-Lingers


MERRY PATTERNS HOST PROMOTION

Host a workshop or place an individual order totaling $300 or more (before shipping and tax) by the end of October, and you’ll earn this cool new stamp set for free!  Click the picture to open up a printable flyer!

Version 2

Here’s the fine print:

  • Promotion period: September 1–October 31
  • The Merry Patterns Stamp Set is exclusive to the host promotion and will not be available after October 31
  • In order to qualify, the event merchandise total must reach $300 (before shipping and handling)
  • There is no limit to the number of times the Merry Patterns Stamp Set may be earned, but only one set can be redeemed per qualifying order
  • Demonstrator, Customer, Workshop, and online orders qualify
  • Orders must be closed by 11:50 PM (MT) on October 31
  • The Merry Patterns Stamp Set is in addition to Stampin’ Rewards (Yowza!)
  • The Merry Patterns Stamp Set may not be exchanged for another stamp set
Want some ideas about how versatile this set really is?
So…give me a shout-out and let’s get you hooked up.

Maybe think about doing a catalog show

  • I’ll send you a stack of 2017 Holiday Catalogs and a Host Code to give to all your friends!  
  • They’ll place their order online using the Host Code!  
  • Y’all have fun shopping for your holiday crafting goodies and YOU earn Stampin’ Rewards PLUS a super cute stamp set.  

Winner winner, chicken dinner!


 Have You Got a Copy of the Holiday Catalog Yet?!

No??  Well,  if you’ve got a SU! demonstrator, then you need to hurry quick and ask him or her to send you a copy of your own.  If you don’t – I’d be happy to send you one.  Just give me a holler right here – be sure to leave a mailing address! – and I’ll get one out to you ASAP! 🙂


PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Crushed Curry Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card front, scored and folded at 4 1/4″); fussy cut back for the large pumpkin

Basic Black Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2 1/8″ x 3 1/2″ (panel for small DSP panel on front); Everyday Label punch mat for sentiment 

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)  

Whisper White Card Stock:  2 7/8″ Stitched Shapes circle (embossed circle behind pumpkins); small Patterned Pumpkins die cut pumpkin; Everyday Label sentiment

Spooky Night DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); 2″ x 3 3/8″ (small DSP panel on front); fussy cut witches’ hats; 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  

Okay – here’s an ugly truth about dogs.  Who live with indoor cats.

Dog love cat….uhm…tootsie rolls.  Poopa Roca.  Get the drift?

Yes – even Finn.  He’s an awful good boy, but…dog!

Usually we can head him off but…the other day….yea.

So – due to the incredible stinckosity of his breath, and a general urge to throw up a little when he came and panted in our faces – we decided to let him spend a little time outside.  Maybe he’d chew a pinecone.  Or put some pond scum between the cheek and the gum.  Even eat some marinated horse poops.

Anything.  Anything would have been better than what was panting out of his cute little mouth.

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Mom?  I swished my mouth out real good with pond water, mom….

Pitiful, isn’t he?

TTFN

M  

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Stampin’ Up! Seasonal Spooky Cat Punch Halloween

‘Sup, y’all!?  Happy Monday!

Sorry for the oxymoron.

Yesterday was a good day helping Mat and Chris and Courtney get moved into their new home.  Always good to have the ‘rents come and help put things together.  My Finn Fan Fix will share more.

If you were able to join me last night for my FB Live video – thanks so much for taking time out of your weekend and spending a little of it with me!   If not, here’s a link to the video on YouTube!

This is my first straight up Halloween card of the year – I don’t make a ton of Halloween cards, cuz I’m usually too enamored with Fall and Thanksgiving and Christmas.  But I do make a few – and it’s even easier when SU provides us with super cute Halloween-y sets like the Spooky Cat and matching Cat Punch. And if you add in some Spooky Night DSP – well. Take a look-see:

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This card uses both the color scheme and the layout from the latest Fusion challenge.  

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This was a fun, quick and easy card to make!

I started with a couple of fun Halloween patterns from the Spooky Night DSP and matted them both on Pumpkin Pie card stock.

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The cat himself is layered over a square of Pumpkin Pie card stock that I embossed in the Woodland TIEF and then cut with a square Stitched Shapes Framelit die.  Next is a circle of Very Vanilla – the moon – cut with a Circles Layering Framelits die!

I cut the cat with the Cat Punch from a piece of the Spooky Night DSP.  How cool is that?

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Using the branch die from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits, I cut a Basic Black branch and adhered it to the bottom of my cat with a little Liquid Glue.  Then I stuck it all on the moon panel.

My sentiment – which is from the Spooky Cat stamp set – is heat embossed in Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder on Basic Black. I did each word separately and then fussy cut the little rectangles.  I added some faux stitches with a White Gel Pen.

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Using Liquid Glue, I added each sentiment word to the card.  

I tied a bow with a strand of Very Vanilla and Basic Black Solid Baker’s Twines and adhered it with a dab of Liquid Glue.  The final touch is the addition of three Black Rhinestone Jewels.

On the inside, I stamped a bunch of the little owl eyes in Pumpkin Pie and the cat faces in Basic Black Memento Ink.  I stamped them a lot on a Very Vanilla panel – cuz I really really like them!

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I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Pumpkin Pie 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 more Spooky Cat owl eyes and cat faces across the front…

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…and another piece of Spooky Night DSP on the envelope flap.

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Et Voila!  This set had me with the Cat Punch, y’all.  I love it!  And the fun Spooky Cat stamp set that goes along with it, plus the Spooky Night DSP – which coordinated perfectly – really makes it a must have for the upcoming Fall and Halloween seasons!  And that cat punch will be good for occasions throughout the year.  Hope you like!

TTFN

Mary  



HOST CODE FOR 16 AUGUST – 31 AUGUST: JJ2KJHPS

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! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


The 2017 Holiday Catalog Shares Are Open!

Shares give you a chance to…try before you buy!  Get a little taste of all the new Designer Series Papers, Ribbons, Trims and Embellishments without spending over $190 on a pack, roll or stack of every single new goody!  Shares will be open until 30 Aug – and I’ll place the order on 1 Sept!  For all the details – including a list of everything you can get – and a handy sign up form – go to my 2017 Holiday Catalog Shares page right…here!


Paper Pumpkin is On Sale!


Here’s the Deets!

  • Only new month-to-month subscribers qualify for the 50% discount.
  • To participate in this promotion, subscribers must join between Thursday, August 11 and Monday, September 10, 2017 at 11:50 PM (MT).
  • The 50% discount only applies to your first kit. After that, the price for each month’s kit will return to the regular price of $19.95.
  • New subscribers must visit paperpumpkin.com to join.
  • Enter the promo code HALFOFF0917 at paperpumpkin.com to subscribe.
  • Unless you cancel, your membership will continue at full price after your first kit.

 Have You Got a Copy of the Holiday Catalog Yet?!

My customers will be receiving theirs in the mail soon!!  If you’ve got a SU! demonstrator, then you need to hurry quick and ask him or her to send you a copy of your own.  If you don’t – I’d be happy to send you one.  Just give me a holler right here – be sure to leave a mailing address! – and I’ll get one out to you ASAP! 🙂


You Earned ‘Em – Now It’s Time to Spend ‘Em!

All thru the month of August, be sure to redeem the Bonus Coupons you earned in July!  You’ve got until 11:50 PM (MT) on 31 Aug to redeem your coupons.  Get all the info you need right here!


PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:
The Spooky Cat stamp set and Cat Punch, along with the Spooky Night DSP and Black Rhinestone Jewels, will be available on 1 Sept!


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

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

Pumpkin Pie Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/8″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2 7/8″x 5 1/4″ (mat for vertical DSP panel); 2 5/8″ (embossed cat panel)

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 2 1/8″ circle (moon); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

Basic Black Card Stock:  Seasonal Layers Thinlits die cut branch

Spooky Night DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); 2 3/4″ x 5 1/8″ (vertical 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  

Finn-Chewie spent the day in the kennel.  Watching the Comedy Channel – all fun movies, all the time.  With the fan on him.

We arrived home – all worried about him being there so long.

I hurried into the bedroom, to find him stretching luxuriously, yawning and shaking his head.

He’d had a horrible horrible day. 🙂

So I let him lick my yoghurt container…

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While he was sleeping in cool comfort, we were helping the guys put up their television on the wall.

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Probably good that Wayne was there helping. 😉

We had some help from father and son, Luke (on the left) and Jax…

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…and they later gave their paw of approval on the new living room arrangement and area rug.

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Next time, Finn gets to go!  And play and play and play!

He might wish he’d gotten to stay home again in the air conditioning! 🙂

TTFN

M  

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Stampin’ Up! Seasonal Spooky Cat Punch Halloween

Mornin’, y’all!  By the time you read this, we should be on our way north a bit.  Our friend, Matt – you’ve heard me talk about the twins – just closed on his very first house!!  And we’re headed up with his parents to take the last of their furniture to him.  What a smart young man he is – bought a solid little house (in his price range!!) – that he and his brother and girlfriend (his brother’s – not his!) can live in now.  Saves them tons of rent, is close to the Vet School (for Chris) and, when they leave, will be an awesome little rental property.

And – they’re like…24?  25?

Wish I’d been that smart at their age.  I’d have wasted a lot less money on rent! 🙂

My card – sneaky peek, actually, for tonight’s FB Live Video (which will be ONE HOUR EARLIER THAN USUAL!!) – is my first Halloween card of the year.  I used a few new goodies from the 2017 Holiday catalog – the Cat Punch, Spooky Night DSP and the Spooky Cat stamp set.  Which is handily bundled in with the Cat Punch to save you a quick 10%.  Take a look-see:

So – I hope you’ll join me at 7pm Eastern (please note the earlier time!) and we’ll make this card up speedy-quick!  Here’s a link right to my Stamps-N-Lingers FB page.  Right…here.

TTFN

Mary  



HOST CODE FOR 16 AUGUST – 31 AUGUST: JJ2KJHPS

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! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


The 2017 Holiday Catalog Shares Are Open!

Shares give you a chance to…try before you buy!  Get a little taste of all the new Designer Series Papers, Ribbons, Trims and Embellishments without spending over $190 on a pack, roll or stack of every single new goody!  Shares will be open until 30 Aug – and I’ll place the order on 1 Sept!  For all the details – including a list of everything you can get – and a handy sign up form – go to my 2017 Holiday Catalog Shares page right…here!


Paper Pumpkin is On Sale!


Here’s the Deets!

  • Only new month-to-month subscribers qualify for the 50% discount.
  • To participate in this promotion, subscribers must join between Thursday, August 11 and Monday, September 10, 2017 at 11:50 PM (MT).
  • The 50% discount only applies to your first kit. After that, the price for each month’s kit will return to the regular price of $19.95.
  • New subscribers must visit paperpumpkin.com to join.
  • Enter the promo code HALFOFF0917 at paperpumpkin.com to subscribe.
  • Unless you cancel, your membership will continue at full price after your first kit.

 Have You Got a Copy of the Holiday Catalog Yet?!

My customers will be receiving theirs in the mail soon!!  If you’ve got a SU! demonstrator, then you need to hurry quick and ask him or her to send you a copy of your own.  If you don’t – I’d be happy to send you one.  Just give me a holler right here – be sure to leave a mailing address! – and I’ll get one out to you ASAP! 🙂


You Earned ‘Em – Now It’s Time to Spend ‘Em!

All thru the month of August, be sure to redeem the Bonus Coupons you earned in July!  You’ve got until 11:50 PM (MT) on 31 Aug to redeem your coupons.  Get all the info you need right here!


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  

I’m not even going to explain this picture.  I don’t think it needs any words.

Okay – maybe it does need a little narrative – lest you be misled as to the possible point of the picture.

Nope – it’s not my fat leg.

Nuh-uh.  Not the strangely greenish tint of the photo.

Wrong again – I don’t want to display my cool cat toy and cat hidey tent (although they are cool!).

Nope – it’s also not a sign of Finn’s undying love which will never ever falter.

This is a picture of pure begging dog.

Yes – I’m eating dinner.  And he thinks it smells pretty good.  It was SALAD, for crying out loud!

Okay – it did have smoked chicken in it but still…mostly lettuce!

He’s smart.  But…a little bit weird, maybe….

TTFN

M  

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Stampin’ Up! Halloween Treat to Wish You a Happy Halloween!

Hey, y’all – it’s Monday again – and Finn and I were both tired yesterday!  I did something to my neck last week and it sort of went crazy yesterday.  Better this morning, thank goodness!

Finn was…well, let’s just say…sort of down for the count yesterday.  While on most days he comes in from feeding the horses, eats his breakfast and then checks in with Dad to see if it’s time to go to work, on Sunday he…well….a picture’s worth a thousand words.  I call this picture “The Day After”.

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He spent about 20 minutes just like that – the only movement was the chasing of dream chipmunks!  And some fluffing of flews….

It took me a long time to get the right meds and ice pack combo to reduce my neck pain to a dull roar, so it was much later in the day than I’d planned to make my card for today!  I’d been sort of designing in my head all day, but around 2 in the afternoon I had a bit of a “duh” moment!  My planned card was a Christmas theme.  And then I realized…uhm, doofus, it’s coming out on Halloween!  A Christmas card on Halloween might be kind of – odd?  So…I modified my design for Halloween, using the fun Halloween Treat a la carte stamp and some Halloween Night DSP.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Spooky Halloween Scenes

Mornin’ y’all – welcome to Tuesday.  I’ve got no Finn pics today – we spent yesterday working and playing and I didn’t pull my camera out once!  It’s hard to catch him on the move and he was doing a lot of moving!

We’ve started letting him off the leash a little more when we’re at the barn and down in the arena.  He’s learning to follow or run ahead of the golf cart.  He’s pretty cute – we’ll get done playing ball and head back to the house.  When we get to the horse trough, he makes it quite obvious he’s going to leap off – so we stop.  Pretty good people-trainer, huh?  Then he puts his front paws on the side of the trough and drinks and drinks.

And then we’re allowed to go! 🙂

So, my card today is a Halloween card.  Just in case you didn’t surmise that from the title of the post!  And it’s a fast one – so it’s pretty perfect.  I used the Spooky Fun stamp set, some Halloween Scenes Edgelits, and the Halloween Scares stamp set.  Take a look-see:

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I played along with two challenges on this one.  The first, from The Paper Players, inspired the layout.

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And the second is a photo inspiration challenge from Just Us Girls.

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I started with a panel of Elegant Eggplant and stamped the black cat from the Halloween Scares stamp set all over it in Basic Black Archival Ink.  Then I SNAILd it to a mat of Pumpkin Pie card stock.   The next layer is a piece of Halloween Night DSP, SNAILd on Pumpkin Pie and then to the card front.

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Next up is a harvest moon, cut with the Circles Layering Framelits from a piece of Crushed Curry card stock.  I cut the black tree with the Halloween Scenes Edgelits and adhered it over the Crushed Curry moon with Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue, then SNAILd it to the card front.

For my sentiment, I stamped Happy Halloween from the Spooky Fun stamp set in Elegant Eggplant on Whisper White and SNAILd it to a Pumpkin Pie mat.  Then I popped it on with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

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I stamped another Basic Black Archival Ink cat from Halloween Scares on Whisper White and fussy cut him.  His tail was a little persnickety, but I held my tongue just right between my teeth (on the left side – not the right!) and got it done.  Then I adhered him with a little Liquid Glue.  The final touch was a few Silver stars from the Metallic Enamel Shapes.

On the inside, I stamped the moon from Spooky Fun in Crushed Curry on a Whisper White panel and then stamped the Spooky Fun sentiment over that in Elegant Eggplant.  While I had the Elegant Eggplant out, I stamped a couple more cats in the corner.

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I SNAILd the panel to a Pumpkin Pie mat and into my Elegant Eggplant card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got some more Elegant Eggplant Spooky Fun cats across the front – and I added a strip of the Hallowen Night DSP, too – just for ducks…

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…and then added more of the DSP to the envelope flap.

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Et Voila!  Quick, easy and super spooky, right?  I mean….black cats everywhere!  Okay – I don’t really believe all that black cat hooey.  Good thing since I’ve got two of them, huh!?  But, they look good and spooky paired up with a craggy black Halloween Scenes tree in front of a harvest Halloween moon!  Hope you like!

Scroll on down for the card cuts and all the goodies you need to make this one for yourself!


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Item #    Product Name
141663    Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper
141645    Moroccan Designer Series Paper
141660    Fruit Stand Designer Series Paper
141654    Blooms & Bliss Designer Series Paper
141630    Festive Birthday Designer Series Paper
141640    By the Shore Designer Series Paper
141986    Presents & Pinecones Designer Series Paper
141981    Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper


See you for Hawwmp Day!

TTFN

Mary


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CARD CUTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:

Elegant Eggplant Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and fold at 5 1/2″); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front)

Pumpkin Pie Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 1 3/4″ x 3 1/8″ (mat for DSP panel); 3/4″ x 2 1/2″ (mat for sentiment banner)

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

Halloween Night DSP: 1 5/8″ x 3″ (front DSP panel); 1/2″ x 4 3/8″ (strip on front of envelope); envelope flap

Crushed Curry Card Stock:  2 3/8″ Circle (moon)

Basic Black Card Stock:  Halloween Scenes tree die cut

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