Halloween

Stampin’ Up! Warm Hearted Halloween for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Happy Thursday, y’all – and welcome to another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!! This is another installment of the Joint Blog Hop between the Happy Inkin’ Thursday and Happy Stampers Blog Hop ladies!  I hope you really enjoy all the inspiration you can get from our talented folks!

As usual – we have both a sketch and a color challenge and we can use either or both.  I went with both and used one of the new Host-exclusive stamp sets in the 2018 Holiday Catalog called Warm Hearted.  Take a look-see!

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Stampin’ Up! Making Every Day Bright for Halloween!

Hey guys – Happy Tuesday!

Hope y’all took advantage of the new goodies in the Clearance Rack – not least of which is a short-supply of Fast Fuse Adhesive (and refills!).  If you did NOT – I suggest you head over and take a look-see at the new items before your faves are gone!  Here’s a handy-dandy link.

I’m a helper that way! You’re welcome. 😉

So – you guys probably know me by my Stampin’ Up! name:  the Queen of Clean.

ROFL!!!  HA HA HA!

CAS is SO not my thing!

Except for today.

TODAY – it’s my thang.

Do whatcha gotta do…

Sorry…

I pulled out the cute little Making Every Day Bright stamp set which, OBTW – just so happens to coordinate with the Christmas Bulb Builder Punch that you can get bundled with the Making Christmas Bright stamp set.  So – buy that bundle.  Buy this set.  And make this!  Take a look-see:

Okay – to be fair, to make this you’ll also need a sentiment stamp set – I picked Itty Bitty Greetings!

This one is quick so…buckle-up, Buttercup!

I started with a panel of Whisper White card stock and, in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, stamped the “cord” image from Making Every Day Bright twice.

I pulled out my Mango Melody and Pumpkin Pie ink pads and stamped the solid lightbulb image in alternating colors.  I also stamped a Mango Melody bulb on a separate piece of Whisper White.

Going back for my Tuxedo Black, I stamped the sweetly-spooky little spider and web on that Mango Melody bulb and cut it out with the Christmas Bulb Builder Punch.

Also with the Christmas Bulb Builder Punch, I cut out “bulb tops” from some Black Foil, which I stuck onto the top of each bulb with little dabs of Liquid Glue.  I trimmed the excess off the edges and matted the panel on Mango Melody.

I popped my spider-stamped bulb on top to the “cord” with a Stampin’ Dimensional.

Then I tied a bow from the Black 3/8″ Glittered Organdy Ribbon and adhered it to the top of my spider-bulb with a Glue Dot.

I stamped the Itty Bitty Greetings sentiment in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, added a clear Epoxy Droplet and the card front was done!

On the inside, I added a little more of the Making Every Day Bright light strand across a Whisper White panel.

I used Liquid Glue to mat the panel on Mango Melody and then into my Basic Black card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

The front of my Whisper White Medium Envelope got more Making Every Day Bright lights…

….and I added a few more onto the envelope flap.  Cuz why WOULDN’T I?!?  🙂

Et Voila!  I TOLD you it was quick and easy.  And even I – the so-not-the-Queen-of-Clean, love this card!  The simple color scheme is very appealing, don’t you think?  I love this Making Every Day Bright stamp set – it’s got so many possibilities!  I hope you like!

TTFN

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 16 SEP – 30 SEP:  DGB4RKC4

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 REFRESH

Clearance Rack

New items have been added to the Clearance Rack in the online store.  Supplies are limited, and with discounts up to 60%, products will go quickly. Shop now and stock up.


FAST FUSE ADDED TO CLEARANCE RACK (WHILE SUPPLIES LAST)

Fast Fuse Adhesive

If you’re like us, you thought the days of Fast Fuse were done at Stampin’ Up! (You know . . . because we had already retired the product and everything!) However, our vendor reached out to us because they manufactured a surplus of Fast Fuse applicators and refills, and they offered to sell their excess Fast Fuse inventory to us. We took them up on their offer and purchased 2,500 Fast Fuse applicators and 72,000 Fast Fuse refills.

One of the reasons SU! decided to buy this product was because of feedback they received letting them know that some of you still wanted to purchase Fast Fuse applicators and refills, and this was the perfect opportunity to make it available once again through the Clearance Rack. Fast Fuse refills will be available to you for more than 50% off their original price! Because supplies are limited, you should go right to the online store to place your order instead of waiting to place a workshop order.  These’ll go fast, y’all!

See what I did there?  You’re welcome.

Get them right now while they last!  Order direct thru my Online Store with these links! 🙂

Fast Fuse Adhesive

Fast Fuse Adhesive
$10.00

Fast Fuse Adhesive Refill

Fast Fuse Adhesive Refill
$7.50

The 2018 Holiday Catalog is Here

The new 2018 Holiday Catalog is Amaze-balls!!  If you haven’t seen it yet, click on the cover image to open up a PDF of the catalog.

If you aren’t one of my customers but would like to be and need a copy of the catalog mailed to you, fill out the form on my Stampin’ Up! Catalogs page and I’ll get a copy in the mail to you ASAP!


2018 Holiday Catalog Special Bundles!

I’ve put together some special money-saving bundles for you from this awesome and wonderful catalog!  You’ll get a bunch of goodies, shipped directly to you!  And you’re going to save a pretty penny, too!

When you order one bundle, you’ll get the new Swirls & Curls TIEF for…FREE!  Buy multiple bundles….and you’ll get the Swirls & Curls TIEF for free PLUS I’m going to add in a SURPRISE gift! 😉

We’ve got some Fall bundles, a few Christmas bundles, and a Halloween Bundle.  Take a look-see:

#1- Making Christmas Bright Bundle- $100 
#2 – Santa’s Workshop Bundle- $126
#3 – Joyous Noel Bundle- $77
#4 – Festive Farmhouse Bundle- $110
#5 – Country Lane Bundle- $84
#6 – Frosted Floral Bundle (6a – Wood – $129) or (6b – Clear – $123)  
#7- Toil & Trouble Bundle (7a – Wood – $113) or (7b – Clear – $106)  

Check out what goodies are in each bundle – and get signed up for yours today!  There’s a handy Order Form right here on my Stamps-N-Lingers 2018 Holiday Catalog Bundles


Dashing Along Designer Series Paper Host Promotion!

Host a Workshop or place an order of $250 or more (total before shipping and tax) in the month of September, and get the Dashing Along Designer Series Paper FREE.  The Dashing Along Designer Series Paper is in addition to the Stampin’ Rewards you’ll earn!

Find all the details (and how to get this pretty paper for yourself!) at my Stampin’ Up! Promotions Page!


It’s Time to Start Redeeming!

 

All that ordering you did in August is about to PAY OFF!!  It’s time to start redeeming your Bonus Days Coupons!  Of course – you CAN wait until the 5th and redeem them on 2018 Holiday Catalog goodies!

Here’s the deets:

  • Redemption Period Deadlines
    • September 30, 2018, by 11:50 PM (MT)
  • There is no limit to the number of coupon codes participants can use on an order during redemption.
  • Bonus Days coupon codes may be redeemed for any product (excluding Starter Kits, demonstrator supply items, and Paper Pumpkin subscriptions.)
    • New prepaid Paper Pumpkin codes MAY be discounted with Bonus Days coupon codes.
  • Bonus Days coupon codes may be redeemed one time only.

So – here’s a handy flyer to walk you thru redeeming your coupons in my Online Store – click it to make it big enough for humans! 🙂


Stampin’ Up! Products Used in this Project:

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

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

Mango Melody Card Stock: 3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″ (mats for card front and for inner liner)

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″ (card front and 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

A week or so ago, I made a fun Halloween card using what I think is one of the cutest images ever!

I really just LOVE that little ghost!

Well – when I was done with the card and went to tidy up…the little ghost had ghosted me!

He was flat gone!

I looked high.

I looked low,

I scoured the waste bins at my desk.

I got on my hands and knees.

I looked suspiciously over at The Man.

Yes – I truly thought he’d absconded with my little ghost.

After a day or two went by, I resigned myself to having an incomplete stamp set.

And I was seriously bummed.  I hate losing stuff – and I hate incomplete sets of stamps.  Or dies.

I mean – do you buy another set?  Oh the decisions.

A couple days ago, I was making another card and needed my Watercolor Pencils.

The box came off the shelf and…

I feel sorta bad for doubting the Man.

Oh wait – no I don’t.  We all know it’s more a matter of “when” not “If” he really DOES do some absconding!

It’s just what they do!

TTFN

Mary

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Stampin’ Up! Baker’s Boxes for Fall and Halloween!

Hey y’all!  Welcome to Monday – and the work week.

What a downer-way to start a blog post, huh?  Sorry! 🙁

Let me give you a more-fun bit of news!  Stampin’ Up! let us know there’s been a big refresh in the Clearance Rack – so be sure to check it out.  AND – Fast Fuse is AVAILABLE while supplies last at a huge DISCOUNT!!  Don’t wait if you need Fast Fuse – check it out below and get it while it lasts!

So – if you were able to join me last night for my Facebook Live video – thanks.  I hope you had a good time – it was sort of fun designing on the fly as a group, wasn’t it?  If you didn’t get to watch, but would like to see the fun after-the-fact, here’s the Memorex on YouTube!

The sneak peek I gave you yesterday was a Baker’s Box that I’d colored using Stampin’ Spritzers and Mango Melody and Pumpkin Pie Classic Ink Refills.  The video shows how I did that!

For the sample box, I used the cool Tin Tile Dynamic TIEF and the new Country Home bundle to decorate it after I was thru coloring it.  Take a look-see:

On last night’s video, we decorated our colored box using elements from the Cauldron Bubble Bundle!

The video explains the coloring process – so take a quick gander at that!

Decorating the sides of the boxes was the same for each design.  In both cases, I matted either an embossed card stock panel or a piece of the Toil & Trouble DSP on a color coordinating mat and then adhered them to the sides with Liquid Glue.  On the front panel, I punched a half-circle with my 3/4″ Circle Punch.

 

From there, it was a matter of “frosting the cake”!  Each box started with some Chicken Wire Elements, snipped down and adhered with Liquid Glue.

I cut several images from the Toil & Trouble DSP using their dies in the Cauldron Framelits to decorate the Halloween Box – as well as two spider webs from Black Foil.  I also punched a Black Foil bat with the Spooky Bats punch!

The sides of the Fall box are Crumb Cake card stock, embossed in the Tin Tile Dynamic TIEF, then lightly sponged with Soft Suede ink.  The sentiment banner is an image from the Country Home stamp set, stamped on Crumb Cake in Early Espresso.  I colored the cotton balls with my White Watercolor Pencil and snipped a banner end.

I stamped the sentiment in Cajun Craze on a thinner strip of Crumb Cake and bannerized it, too.  Then I adhered it to the larger banner with a little Liquid Glue and slid a Galvanized Clip on the left end.

I wrapped some 3/16″ Braided Linen Trim around the box and tied a knot on the top.  Then I added a Linen Thread Billie-bow and a second “regular” bow with the Braided Trim.  Then I slid the sentiment banner under the bow and secured it in place with a Glue Dot under the Galvanzied Clip.

And that was it, folks!  These new Baker’s Boxes are perfectly sized for a deluxe donut or a few gourmet cookies.  Or…candy!  Or…whatever!  And you can just decorate them to your heart’s content!  Fall – with the Country Home Bundle – would be perfect!  And Halloween is almost here!  Cauldron Bubble and a little Toil & Trouble make super fun treat boxes!  Hope you like!

TTFN

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 16 SEP – 30 SEP:  DGB4RKC4

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 REFRESH

Clearance Rack

New items have been added to the Clearance Rack in the online store.  Supplies are limited, and with discounts up to 60%, products will go quickly. Shop now and stock up.


FAST FUSE ADDED TO CLEARANCE RACK (WHILE SUPPLIES LAST)

Fast Fuse Adhesive

If you’re like us, you thought the days of Fast Fuse were done at Stampin’ Up! (You know . . . because we had already retired the product and everything!) However, our vendor reached out to us because they manufactured a surplus of Fast Fuse applicators and refills, and they offered to sell their excess Fast Fuse inventory to us. We took them up on their offer and purchased 2,500 Fast Fuse applicators and 72,000 Fast Fuse refills.

One of the reasons SU! decided to buy this product was because of feedback they received letting them know that some of you still wanted to purchase Fast Fuse applicators and refills, and this was the perfect opportunity to make it available once again through the Clearance Rack. Fast Fuse refills will be available to you for more than 50% off their original price! Because supplies are limited, you should go right to the online store to place your order instead of waiting to place a workshop order.  These’ll go fast, y’all!

See what I did there?  You’re welcome.

Get them right now while they last!  Order direct thru my Online Store with these links! 🙂

Fast Fuse Adhesive

Fast Fuse Adhesive
$10.00

Fast Fuse Adhesive Refill

Fast Fuse Adhesive Refill
$7.50

The 2018 Holiday Catalog is Here

The new 2018 Holiday Catalog is Amaze-balls!!  If you haven’t seen it yet, click on the cover image to open up a PDF of the catalog.

If you aren’t one of my customers but would like to be and need a copy of the catalog mailed to you, fill out the form on my Stampin’ Up! Catalogs page and I’ll get a copy in the mail to you ASAP!


2018 Holiday Catalog Special Bundles!

I’ve put together some special money-saving bundles for you from this awesome and wonderful catalog!  You’ll get a bunch of goodies, shipped directly to you!  And you’re going to save a pretty penny, too!

When you order one bundle, you’ll get the new Swirls & Curls TIEF for…FREE!  Buy multiple bundles….and you’ll get the Swirls & Curls TIEF for free PLUS I’m going to add in a SURPRISE gift! 😉

We’ve got some Fall bundles, a few Christmas bundles, and a Halloween Bundle.  Take a look-see:

#1- Making Christmas Bright Bundle- $100 
#2 – Santa’s Workshop Bundle- $126
#3 – Joyous Noel Bundle- $77
#4 – Festive Farmhouse Bundle- $110
#5 – Country Lane Bundle- $84
#6 – Frosted Floral Bundle (6a – Wood – $129) or (6b – Clear – $123)  
#7- Toil & Trouble Bundle (7a – Wood – $113) or (7b – Clear – $106)  

Check out what goodies are in each bundle – and get signed up for yours today!  There’s a handy Order Form right here on my Stamps-N-Lingers 2018 Holiday Catalog Bundles


Dashing Along Designer Series Paper Host Promotion!

Host a Workshop or place an order of $250 or more (total before shipping and tax) in the month of September, and get the Dashing Along Designer Series Paper FREE.  The Dashing Along Designer Series Paper is in addition to the Stampin’ Rewards you’ll earn!

Find all the details (and how to get this pretty paper for yourself!) at my Stampin’ Up! Promotions Page!


It’s Time to Start Redeeming!

 

All that ordering you did in August is about to PAY OFF!!  It’s time to start redeeming your Bonus Days Coupons!  Of course – you CAN wait until the 5th and redeem them on 2018 Holiday Catalog goodies!

Here’s the deets:

  • Redemption Period Deadlines
    • September 30, 2018, by 11:50 PM (MT)
  • There is no limit to the number of coupon codes participants can use on an order during redemption.
  • Bonus Days coupon codes may be redeemed for any product (excluding Starter Kits, demonstrator supply items, and Paper Pumpkin subscriptions.)
    • New prepaid Paper Pumpkin codes MAY be discounted with Bonus Days coupon codes.
  • Bonus Days coupon codes may be redeemed one time only.

So – here’s a handy flyer to walk you thru redeeming your coupons in my Online Store – click it to make it big enough for humans! 🙂


Stampin’ Up! Products Used in this Project:

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Baker’s Boxes

Basic Black or Cajun Craze Card Stock: 2″ x 4 1/8″ (x 4 – mats for panels around the sides)

Crumb Cake Card Stock (for the Country Home box): 1 7/8″ x 4″ (x 4 – embossed panels around the sides); 1 1/4″ x 4″ (art banner); 1/2″ x 3 1/8″ (sentiment)

Toil & Trouble DSP: 1 7/8″ x 4″ (DSP panels around the sides); Cauldron die cut images

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

On Sunday, I was walking from the bedroom back to the kitchen.

And I noticed Finn.

Sleeping.

Finn sleeping is not unusual.

This, though.

THIS…

These are just things that make you scratch your head and think…wait…what?!?

TTFN

Mary

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Stampin’ Up! Sweet Treats, Toil and Trouble for the Amy’ Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop!

Good mornin’, y’all – welcome to another edition of Amy’s Inkin’ Krew team blog hop!  Each month we make projects centered around a theme – and this month we’re doing Halloween Fun!  We can interpret that any way we want – so…be sure to check and see everyone’s projects – we’ve got a bunch of talented ladies hopping with us this month!

Before I get going – let’s just acknowledge the historical import of this day in the history of our Country.  I know I will always remember that day – where I was, what we were doing, what I felt as I raced to work – hoping my boss/friend hadn’t already gotten on an airplane and that the folks I knew were in D.C weren’t at the Pentagon.  I know y’all remember it as well.  As we must.  We must never – ever – forget.

So – okay.  On with the card.

I pulled out the Cauldron Bubble stamp set and bundled Cauldron Framelits – paired them with some Toil & Trouble DSP and some Spooky Bats Punch shapes.  Take a look-see at the Double Easel Fun Fold that I created with them!

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Stampin’ Up! Cauldron Bubble PeekABoo Fun Fold Card

Well – it’s back.

Monday, that is! Bleh!

Hope you had a great weekend and are ready for the week.

Don’t suppose it really matters if you’re NOT ready, cuz…

Yep.  It’s gonna happen!

If you were able to join me last night for my FB live video – thanks for spending part of your weekend with me!  We had a good time, I think!  If you weren’t able to be with us, but would like to see how to make today’s Fun Fold, here’s the link to the Memorex version on YouTube!

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Stampin’ Up! Cauldron Bubble Fun Fold Sneak Peek

Happy Sunday!  Hope you’re having a great weekend!

We did some share chopping yesterday – got most of the paper shares in the mail.  Today is ribbon winding and chopping – and, when we get done, maybe a trip to Costco?  Time will tell!

Tonight we’ll be making a card together – at least, I HOPE all y’all will be able to join me – on my Stamps-N-Lingers FB page.  It’s a Fun Fun-fold (which I suppose would be an F3Card?).  And it may or may not be THIS exact card – the fun fold will be the same, but…we may do Thanksgiving.  Or…Christmas!  Take a Sneaky Peek!

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Stampin’ Up! Lacy Tricks and Tweets for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

 

Happy Thursday, y’all – and welcome to another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!! Today’s a sketch challenge – and I suspect you’re going to see a lot of 2018 Holiday Catalog sneak peeks.  So…I hope you’ll check out everyone’s projects when you’re done here!

I pulled out a cute little stamp set I just HAD to order when I was in California and then never opened and inked!  It’s the adorable Trick or Tweet set and it’s a fun take on Halloween.   I love it with some new Toil & Trouble DSP and a little boost from the Spooky Sweets set.  Take a look-see:

And here’s the sketch!

I started with some Granny Apple Green (is this not just the BEST green!?!) paper from the new Toil & Trouble DSP, matted on Basci Black for the card front.

Then I took a smaller panel of Basic Black and cut the edge with the wonderful Delicate Lace Edgelits.

I cut a smaller piece of Whisper White and, in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, stamped the so-cute elephant from the Trick or Tweet set.  And she needed to be holding a jack-o-lantern snack bucket, too.  So I added that as well!

I used my new Light and Dark Basic Black Stampin’ Blends (these are in the 2018 Holiday Catalog) to color her.  I also used both of my Pumpkin Pie Blends for the snack bucket. And she’s rocking Granny Apple Green wings, a mask and…in a surfeit of accessorizing coordination – Granny Apple Green toenails! 🙂  I just love that we’re getting more and more fun colors in the Stampin’ Blends, don’t you?? 🙂

I pulled out the Spooky Sweets stamp set (also in the new Holiday Catalog – coming live to you next week!) and added some spooky Granny Apple Green “mist” with the splatter stamp.  I inked the stamp and stamped-if-off-once before I stamped the panel each time.

Then I used Liquid Glue to adhere it to the die cut Basic Black panel and popped it onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The sentiment, from Trick or Tweet, is stamped in Tuxedo Black on Granny Apple Green card stock and punched with the Classic Label Punch.  It’s adhered with Liquid Glue.

I used my Bow Easy to tie a double-loop bow from the new Black 3/8″ Glittered Organdy Ribbon and adhered it with a Glue Dot.  Then I colored some Pearl Basic Jewels with my Dark Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Blend and added them to finish off the card front!

On the inside, I added a second sentiment – this one from the Spooky Sweets set – in Tuxedo Black to a Whisper White panel.  Around the edges, I added stamped-off-once “mist” in Granny Apple Green.  Then I added some full-strength “mist”, too.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Basic Black mat and into my Pumpkin Pie card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more Spooky Sweets mist in both stamped-off-once and full-strength Granny Apple Green on the front…

…and on the back, I added a veritable miasma of mist – and some more of the Toil & Trouble DSP to the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Look at that face!  Pretty hard to be too awfully scared of her – or any of her friends in the Trick or Tweet stamp set, isn’t it?  And the Spooky Sweets bundle – with it’s scary Spooky Bats Punch – is a lot of fun, too!  I hope you like!

Now that you’ve seen my card, take a minute to hop thru all our projects today  If you click on the Next Blog button, you’ll go right to Kristi’s page. And you can just click on the names below to go direct to all the blogs!

 

Amy Koenders

Shelagh Freemantle

Mary Deatherage – YOU ARE HERE!

Kristi Gray

Jaimie Babarczy

Sue Prather

Karen Finkle

Julie Johnston

Have fun on the Hop!!

TTFN

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 16 AUG – 31 AUG: CQPTNH2U

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.


Time is running out to get this exclusive bundle!  Blended Seasons stamp set can be bundled with Stitched Season Framelits Dies, which is a coordinating stitched die that includes stitching on both the positive and negative images

Click right here to open up the full size Color Your Season flyer.  Click here to head over to my online store to pick up this bundle now!


Still Time To Earn Bonus Days Coupons!

1 – 31 August 2018

Here’s the Deets!

  • Earning Period
    • August 1 – August 31, 2018 at 11:50 PM (MT)
  • An email address is required to participate; Bonus Days coupon codes can be delivered only via email.
  • If a participant earns multiple codes from a single order, they will receive one email with multiple codes. If they earn multiple codes from multiple orders, they will receive separate emails for each code earned.
  • All order types qualify for this promotion.
  • Orders that are started before the promotion begins will not go toward earning coupon codes.
  • There is no limit to the number of coupon codes participants can earn per order or throughout the duration of the Bonus Days earning period.
  • There is no limit to the number of coupon codes participants can use on an order during redemption.
  • Bonus Days coupon codes may be redeemed for any product (excluding Starter Kits, demonstrator supply items, and Paper Pumpkin subscriptions.)
    • New prepaid Paper Pumpkin codes may be discounted with Bonus Days coupon codes.
  • Bonus Days coupon codes may be redeemed one time only.

Stampin’ Up! Products Used in this Project:

The Trick or Tweet and Spooky Sweets stamp sets, plus the Toil & Trouble DSP and Black 3/8″ Glittered Organdy Ribbon will be available to order on 5 Sept! 🙂  

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Pumpkin Pie Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″)

Basic Black Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3 1/4″ x 4 1/2″ (mat for art – with Delicate Lace Edgelits die cut)

Whisper White Card Stock: 2 1/2″ x 4 3/8″ (art panel); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

Toil & Trouble 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

 

No FFFs on Blog Hop days!

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Stampin’ Up! Twinkle Sweet & Spooky Bats!

Happy Happy Hawmmp Day!

Well.  Our last event was yesterday – and I watched from my office as my guys (yes – they’re officially “my” guys!) dismantled our area.

And felt sad.

Still do.  It’s that end-of-summer-camp-and-all-my-new-friends-are-leaving feeling – remember that?  For all that I’ve been anxiously awaiting this day – I’m really going to miss this group.  I’ve done this a bunch of times, now – and…these guys have been the best.  Truly awesome professionals to work with.  And fun.  And nice to be around.  And very very good at their jobs.  Fare thee well, guys.

I always buy pizza at the end for the guys – but for this group, I also got cinnamon bread twists.

With icing!! 🙂

Yea.  That’s how much they all mean to me.

So (clearing throat….and got a little dust in my eye, I guess)…my card for the day!

I decided to do a little Halloween, with the new Spooky Sweets stamp set and bundled Spooky Bats Punch (both coming on 5 Sept in the 2018 Holiday Catalog).  I paired those with the Twinkle Builder Punch.  Take a look-see:


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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.


World Card Making Day Special Promotion!!

ENDS TODAY – DON’T MISS THESE GREAT DEALS!!

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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