Happy Birthday

Stampin’ Up! Painted Happy Birthday Eclipse

Mornin’, y’all!  I hope you’re ready for the week!  I am – cuz the quicker we get thru this week – the quicker it’ll be OnStage Week.  And then the week after that is the last week here!  Whoo-hoo!!

If you were able to join me last night for my Facebook Live video, I appreciate you spending part of your weekend with me.  If not, but would like to watch the video on how to make this card, here’s the replay!

I used the Painted Harvest stamp set to lay down the background for this Eclipse-technique card and made it into a birthday card with the lovely Happy Birthday Thinlit.  Take a look-see:

It so happened that the TGIF challenge this week showcased the Eclipse Technique!

To begin the card, I made several flowers with the multi-step images from the Painted Harvest stamp set.  I used the larger – less detailed – image and stamped it two or three times (rotating between each stamp) in Lemon Lime Twist.  Then I used the second image in Dapper Denim.  I stamped that one twice per flower – rotating it a little – and I didn’t re-ink between stamps on the Dapper Denim.  The middle of each flower is stamped in Daffodil Delight – complete with little dots.

I added some more of the little dots around the flowers in Daffodil Delight.

Next, I embossed the panel in the Layered Leaves Dynamic TIEF.

For the sentiment, I cut the Happy Birthday Thinlit die, offsetting it into the corner of the card.  IMPORTANT:  Save all the little cutout pieces!! 🙂

Then I matted the panel on Lemon Lime Twist card stock.

I cut three more of the Happy Birthday Thinlit shapes in Dapper Denim and stacked them all up using Liquid Glue.

Then comes the persnickety part.  Using Liquid Glue, I replaced all the little cut out pieces back onto the card front.  Take your time on this – it’s worth it in the end!  Here’s how it looks when all the pieces are back in:

Then I used more Liquid Glue and adhered the stacked sentiment.

I decided a few leaves were in order, so I stamped two of the detailed leaves from Painted Harvest in Lemon Lime Twist on some Vellum card stock.  When they were dry, I punched them out with the Leaf Punch and added them to the card front with a little Liquid Glue.  I made a Billie Moan bow from Whisper White Solid Baker’s Twine and adhered it over the stems of the leaves with a Glue Dot.  Then I made a double Linen Thread bow and stuck that on top with another Glue Dot.   Finally, I added a Crushed Curry Glitter Enamel Dot and the card front was done!

On the inside, I added another Painted Harvest flower in Dapper Denim, Lemon Lime Twist and Daffodil Delight to a Whisper White panel.  And I pulled a sentiment from the Hug in a Mug stamp set, stamping it in Dapper Denim.

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

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got another Painted Harvest flower on the front…

…and another one on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  The lady who asked for this card – for her mother – said she loves flowers and bright things.  I do think this qualifies, don’t you!?  I love the eclipse technique and really like how Painted Harvest works so beautifully with it.  Hope you like! 🙂

TTFN

Mary   


HOST CODE FOR 16 OCT – 31 OCT: 4HQU3GFV

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.


Coming Wednesday…Stampin’ Blends!

Our new alcohol markers – Stampin’ Blends – will be available to customers on 1 November!  

Click on the picture of the brochure to get all the details!


Designer Series Paper Sale…

 Only One Day Left!

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  

BUT FOR JUST ONE MORE DAY!

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!


PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:  


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Dapper Denim Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card front, scored and folded at 4 1/4″); Happy Birthday Thinlit die cuts (x3 – to stack the sentiment)

Lemon Lime Twist Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/8″ (mats for card front and for inner liner)

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

Vellum Card Stock:  Leaf Punch (x2)

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!!)

Remember the days of yore when the Finny-Win had to be “tied” to the chair with his leash?  And remember that time he fell asleep chewing on a bone bigger than his head (used to be?)??

TTFN

M  

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Stampin’ Up! Painted Happy Birthday Eclipse Video Sneak Peek!

Good morning, my peeps!  Happy Sunday!

If you read yesterday’s post, you know I planned on doing laundry and cards, cards, CARDS.

Well – I did laundry.

And made one card.

And frittered.

You know frittering, yes?  My alarm went off at 5 so I could go to work.  A phone call cut that off.  But…I was awake.  So…

I took a bath.

And then I did the laundry.

Once it was done – I spent the rest of the day making one…single…card.  Which is to say I….worked on a card…took a little break…worked on the card….had some lunch…worked on the card…you get the drift.

When I had the card done enough to call it done enough…I “watched” movies on NetFlix.

Which is to say I slept thru several movies on Netflix. 😉 

They were bad ones, though, so it’s okay.  That’s what bad movies are for – sleeping thru!!  Frittering the day away.

The card I did make is what we’re going to look at tonight on my Facebook Live video at 8pm Eastern.  Take a look-see:

As you might be able to tell – there’s a little Painted Harvest and the Eclipse technique!!

Here’s a link right to my Stamps-N-Lingers Facebook page!  I do hope you’ll be able to join me!

TTFN

Mary   


HOST CODE FOR 16 OCT – 31 OCT: 4HQU3GFV

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.


Coming Soon…Stampin’ Blends!

Our new alcohol markers – Stampin’ Blends – will be available to customers on 1 November!  

Click on the picture of the brochure to get all the 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!


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! Birthday Blossoms and Daisies 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 for today’s sketch challenge, so be sure to check ’em all out when you get done here!

Here’s the sketch we worked with.

 

My friend asked me for a birthday card for her friend who’s had a few rough years.  She wanted something cheery.  And I thought – what’s more cheery than daisies?  Y’all told me that’s one of the reasons the Daisy Punch has been so popular, so…I went for it!  I added in a sentiment or two from the Birthday Blossoms stamp set – and a few other bits and pieces here and there.  Take a look-see:

Cheery, yes?? 🙂 Continue reading

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Stampin’ Up! Fairy Celebrates a Birthday with Paint Play

Well.  It’s Friday.  As I type this on Thursday, we’re busy executing the “Mill Around Checklist”.  Which is aviator for “hurry up and wait”.  I thought I was done with that like…11 years ago!

Apparently not.  

Waiting for someone to make a decision.

Guess who that someone is NOT?

Yup.

Your friendly, neighborhood SU! demonstrator.  

Cuz…if it was her/me – the decision would have been made hours ago and we’d be doing something!!!

Sheesh.

Okay.  Rant over.  

Thank you for listening.

My card today is a super cute one (she says modestly), using the new Fairy Celebration and Paint Play stamp sets.  I used them to make a birthday card suitable for a little girl human – or a little-girl-at-heart human!  Take a look-see:

My layout was inspired by the sketch challenge over at My Favorite Things – but it’s already closed!

I selected my color palette from the Fab Friday color challenge this week:

And the Global Design Project challenge helped me decide to use the Fairy Celebration stamp set!

I started by heat embossing the fun little fairy image from Fairy Celebration in Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder on a piece of Whisper White card stock.  Then I cut it out with a Stitched Shapes Framelits circle die.  Using my Stampin’ Trimmer, I sliced a little off the bottom.  I matted it on a piece of Silver Foil that I cut with a scalloped-edge circle die in the Circles Layering Framelits.

Then I used my flat-bottom art piece to give me an idea where to stamp the fun images from the new Paint Play stamp set.  I used the colors of the challenge – Daffodil Delight, Lemon Lime Twist and Bermuda Bay – for this part.  I popped the art over top with Stampin’ Dimensionals and used my Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush to paint my fairy and her cherries (I used the Glitter Brush to pick up ink from the lid of my ink pads)!  I used Berry Burst for her wings, Daffodil Delight on her hair, Tangerine Tango for her top and Bermuda Bay for her skirt.  The cherries and leaves are Berry Burst and Lemon Lime Twist! 

The sentiment, from Fairy Celebration, is stamped in Bermuda Bay on a strip of Whisper White.  I snipped a banner in the end and used a little Liquid Glue to adhere it to a similarly cut mat of Silver Foil.  Then I used a Dimensional and Liquid Glue to adhere it to the card.

I wrapped a length of Berry Burst 1/2″ Finely Woven Ribbon around the card front, securing it in back with scotch tape, and tied a “faux bow” with a second, shorter, piece of ribbon.

A fewBerry Burst Glitter Enamel Dots on the sentiment banner and in the flower centers finished off the front of the card.

On the inside, I stamped some more flowers from Paint Play in the challenge colors and added another sentiment from Fairy Celebration in Bermuda Bay to a Whisper White panel.  Using my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig (and rubbing first with my Embossing Buddy), I stamped a second fairy image in Versamark, and heat embossed her in Gold.  Then I used my Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush again to color her in in Tangerine Tango, Berry Burst and Daffodil Delight (her hair).  As a finishing touch, I added some Glitter Enamel Dots (Crushed Curry and Berry Burst) to the flower centers.  

I SNAILd the panel to a Silver Foil mat and into my Daffodil Delight card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got some more Paint Play flowers across the front (I used my Berry Burst Stampin’ Write Marker to color in the flower centers)…

…and then I added even more to the envelope flap!

Et Voila!  Cute cute stamp sets… Fairy Celebration is perfect for making a little girl’s birthday wishes come true!  And I love the Paint Play – the images look like they’ve been hand drawn with a crayon or big marker!  I hope you like and will consider adding them to your tool chest!

TTFN

Mary

P.S. Scroll on down for all the card cuts and a list of products I used in this project!  



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Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


Bonus Days Going On Now!

For every $50 you spend in July (before shipping and tax), you’ll get a $5 Bonus Days coupon that you can use in the month of August!
Check out the details:

  • There’s no limit to the number of coupons participants can receive per order or throughout the duration of the promotion.
  • An email address is required to participate; Bonus Days coupon codes can only be delivered via email.
  • All order types (including Demonstrator orders!) qualify for this promotion excluding Starter Kits.

Which all means…this is a perfect time to start crossing some of those goodies off that you’ve got on your Wish List!


Make Sure You Sign Up NOW – There’s Too Much Free Stuff to Miss Out On!

You’ll get more free goodies than Santa’s got in his bottomless bag – all for joining Stampin’ Up! during the Christmas in July promotion!  


Spend $99 (plus some tax).  

Get Free Shipping (saves 10%).  

Select $125 in free goodies (select bundles and save another 10%!).  

Add in about $72 in the free Essentials Pack.  

Yea.  

There’s a deal for ya!  

Take a look-see at what you get in the Essentials Pack:

  • Paper Snips (this is a $10 value).  I flat love these!  You’ve seen me make my decorated envelope flaps – this is my go-to tool for that and all my fussy cutting!
  • SNAIL Adhesive ($7 value).  Easy to use adhesive for almost every task.
  • Grid Paper ($11 value).  Such a simple thing – and yet….so useful.  And you get so many sheets – this one package will last you a LOOOOOONG time!
  • Two Clear “D” Blocks ($17 value).  Keep one.  Give one away to a friend!  Or…you know.  Keep them both for yourself! 😉
  • Bone Folder ($7 value).  An oft-overlooked but essential tool for scoring, folding or curling!
  • BONUS (and this is HUGE!):  Carols of Christmas Stamp Set from the upcoming holiday catalog ($20 value).  I suspect this one could be your go-to for the Holidays.  And you’ll get it early so you can get a head start on your Christmas Cards.  Take a look-see:


Want to know what else you’ll get?  A Lot – including a chance to earn a trip to….well.  It’s different every year!  I’m headed out on an Alaskan Cruise in 2018.  I hear tell that the trip is a Greek Island Cruise in 2019.  Wanna come with!

Check it all out on my Promotions Page!  I think you’ll agree – it a most wonderful time of the year to join us!!


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


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Daffodil Delight Card Stock:  5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, score and fold at 4 1/4″)

Silver Foil Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3″ scalloped circle (mat for art); 5/8″ x 3″ (mat for sentiment)

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); 2 7/8″ Stitched Shapes Circle (art); 1/2″ x 2 7/8″ (sentiment banner)


If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator. Just click on the Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions. Happy Stamping!


Shop the Clearance Rack here. Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! Products – Join my Punkin Head Peppermint Rewards – My online customer thank you program!


Finn-Fan Fix  –  no new pictures of the Finn today! 😦  

 

TTFN

M  

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Stampin’ Up! Celebration Time Birthday

Happy Friday, y’all!  I hope your week has gone well – and that you’ve got something fun planned for the weekend!  

I played with a new bundle for today’s card – it’s the Celebration Time bundle and I think it’s got a lot of fun possibilities!  This card ended up with a shaker element and some Whole Lot of Lovely DSP.  Take a look-see:

I played along with a couple of challenges this week.  The first is the CAS-ual Fridays Tic-Tac-Toe challenge.  I love these!

For my card, I went from bottom left to top right, across the diagonal.

And I played along with the Word Challenge at Just Us Girls.

I started with a piece of striped paper from the Whole Lot of Lovely DSP, matted on Pool Party, for the card front.  The middle layer is a piece of Whisper White, dry embossed in the Polka Dot Basics TIEF, matted on more Pool Party and adhered to the card front at a diagonal.  I made the shaker using dies in the Celebration Time Thinlits.  I cut a solid tag in Whisper White, and a detailed tag in Powder Pink card stock.

Using some scraps of Pool Party card stock, I adhered a few squares behind the die cut presents with a little Liquid Glue.  Then I added a small square of Window Sheet with some more Liquid Glue.

To build the shaker, I put a little pile of Metallic Assortment Sequins on the white tag, and then used Foam Adhesive Strips around the back edge of the Powder Pink tag to adhere the two pieces together.  Here’s a tip.  Although I used the strips all the way around the edge of the tag, I added an additional piece across the tag – just under the top of the presents.  That made a smaller area for my sequins – ensuring that they’ll stay up in the window!

For the sentiment, I inked the image from Celebration Time in Versamark, then stamped it on a piece of Tranquil Tide card stock.  I sprinkled it with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heated it up.  Then I cut the sentiment out with the handy die in the Celebration Thinlits, and adhered it to the tag with some Liquid Glue.  How fun is that?!?

I ran four lengths of Pool Party Solid Baker’s Twine thru the handy top hole in the tag and tied it together with a double length of Whisper White Solid Baker’s Twine.  Then I adhered the tag to the card front with Liquid Glue.

On the inside, I used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to align another sentiment from Celebration Time on a Whisper White panel.  I used my Pool Party and Powder Pink Stampin’ Write Markers to color the gifts, and my Tranquil Tide marker to color the sentiment – coloring directly on the rubber stamp.  Then I added a couple of bows to the top of the gifts in Pool Party and Powder Pink.

I SNAILd the panel to a Pool Party mat and into my Tranquil Tide card base, popped my card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got another little group of Celebration Time presents – I used the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig again to just get the tops of the gifts…

…and added a little more Whole Lot of Lovely DSP to the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I love the dies in the Celebration Thinlits – they’re so cute and perfect for making tags – to go on cards like I’ve done here, or to add to gifts!  And the stamps in Celebration Time mesh with the dies just perfectly.  Hope you like!

TTFN

Mary

P.S. Scroll on down for all the card cuts and a list of products I used in this project!



HOST CODE FOR 1 JULY – 15 JULY: JSKNUQGN

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.


Still Time to Earn Double Peppermint Rewards Points!

All orders of $50 or higher, until next Sunday, 9 July – will earn double peppermint points!  What a perfect time to earn the 16 points that will snag you a free $40 gift from me!!  Need more info about my Punkin’ Head Rewards Program?  Check it out right here!  And here’s an easy link to my Online Store to get you started!


Bonus Days Going On Now!

For every $50 you spend in July (before shipping and tax), you’ll get a $5 Bonus Days coupon that you can use in the month of August!
Check out the details:

  • There’s no limit to the number of coupons participants can receive per order or throughout the duration of the promotion.
  • An email address is required to participate; Bonus Days coupon codes can only be delivered via email.
  • All order types (including Demonstrator orders!) qualify for this promotion excluding Starter Kits.

Which all means…this is a perfect time to start crossing some of those goodies off that you’ve got on your Wish List!


This is the Best Time All Year to Join Stampin’ Up!!

You’ll get more free goodies than Santa’s got in his bottomless bag – all for joining Stampin’ Up! during the Christmas in July promotion!  



So – we already know that spending $99 and getting $125 worth of Stampin’ Up! is a heckuva good deal – especially since it also includes Free Shipping (that saves you 10% right there!).

But – add in the Stampin’ Up! Christmas in July Essentials Pack – which you’ll ALSO get for FREE this month and…WOWWWWWW!!  THAT’S what I call a Christmas present!

Take a look-see at what you get in the Essentials Pack:

  • Paper Snips (this is a $10 value).  I flat love these!  You’ve seen me make my decorated envelope flaps – this is my go-to tool for that and all my fussy cutting!
  • SNAIL Adhesive ($7 value).  Easy to use adhesive for almost every task.
  • Grid Paper ($11 value).  Such a simple thing – and yet….so useful.  And you get so many sheets – this one package will last you a LOOOOOONG time!
  • Two Clear “D” Blocks ($17 value).  Keep one.  Give one away to a friend!  Or…you know.  Keep them both for yourself! 😉
  • Bone Folder ($7 value).  An oft-overlooked but essential tool for scoring, folding or curling!
  • BONUS (and this is HUGE!):  Carols of Christmas Stamp Set from the upcoming holiday catalog ($20 value).  I suspect this one could be your go-to for the Holidays.  And you’ll get it early so you can get a head start on your Christmas Cards.  Take a look-see:


So….you get $72 worth of tools for free – meaning your $125 Starter Kit can include all the FUN stamp sets and bundles and paper and and and…that you WANT!  SU!’s covering what you NEED!  Cool, huh?

Want to know what else you’ll get?  Well – check it all out on my Promotions Page!  I think you’ll agree – it a most wonderful time of the year to join us!!


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


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Tranquil Tide Card Stock:  4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, score and fold at 5 1/2″); Celebration Thinlits sentiment die cut

Pool Party Card Stock:  4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2 5/8″ x 3 5/8″ (mat for Polka Dot embossed Whisper White panel); scraps behind tag

Whisper White Card Stock: 2 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ (Polka Dot embossed panel); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); Celebration Thinlits solid tag

Powder Pink Card Stock: Celebration Thinlits tag

Whole Lot of Lovely 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 new pictures of the Finn today! 😦  

 

TTFN

M  

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Stampin’ Up! Seasonal Layers Video Sneak Peek…and an Ordering Special!

Good morning, you guys!  Well – it’s Sunday!  Looks like we’ll be able to get together this evening – I should be off work in time to get home, regroup and then join y’all at 8pm Eastern over on my Stamps-N-Lingers Facebook Page!  I hope that you’ll join me!

The card we’re going to play with is called a centerfold – it’s sort of like a gate card, but…just a little different.  I made this one with the Colorful Seasons bundle – which includes the Seasonal Layers Thinlits.  And a little bit of Whole Lot of Lovely DSP.  Here’s a sneaky-peek!

Now – the real news is that two amazing and awesome Stampin’ Up! promotions are underway!  

The first is Bonus Days – where you’ll earn a $5 coupon to spend in August – for every $50 in product you buy in July!  Of course every $50 is also worth two Peppermint points in my Punkin’ Head Rewards Prog….oh.

Wait.

Did I say TWO??

I meant….FOUR!! That’s right!  For this first week of Bonus Days, I’m offering…

All orders of $50 or higher, from right this minute until next Sunday, 9 July – will earn double peppermint points!  What a perfect time to earn the 16 points that will snag you a free $40 gift from me!!  Need more info about my Punkin’ Head Rewards Program?  Check it out right here!

So – don’t miss your opportunity – order quick like a bunny!  Hey – did you know that if you order the Colorful Seasons bundle – you’ll earn the $5 coupon AND Double Points in one fell swoop?!?  Get it right here!

What’s the other stupendous offer?  Yup.  Christmas in July!  The absolutely perfect time to join Stampin’ Up!  You get so many free goodies – including a brand spankin’ new stamp set (from the not-even-released-yet 2017 Holiday Catalog!!) – it’s cray cray!!  All the details are down below – be sure to read them and then give me a holler – I’d love to have you join my team!!

Hope I’ll see you on my Stamps-N-Lingers Facebook page tonight at 8pm Eastern!

TTFN

Mary



HOST CODE FOR 1 JULY – 15 JULY: JSKNUQGN

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.


Bonus Days Have Started!

For every $50 you spend in July (before shipping and tax), you’ll get a $5 Bonus Days coupon that you can use in the month of August!
Check out the details:

  • There’s no limit to the number of coupons participants can receive per order or throughout the duration of the promotion.
  • An email address is required to participate; Bonus Days coupon codes can only be delivered via email.
  • All order types (including Demonstrator orders!) qualify for this promotion excluding Starter Kits.

Which all means…this is a perfect time to start crossing some of those goodies off that you’ve got on your Wish List!


This is the Best Time All Year to Join Stampin’ Up!!

You’ll get more free goodies than Santa’s got in his bottomless bag – all for joining Stampin’ Up! during the Christmas in July promotion!  

In addition to the already great deal on the Starter Kit where you get $125 in products for only $99, new demonstrators that join in July will receive a FREE Essentials Gift Pack including Paper Snips (awesome!!), SNAIL Adhesive, Grid Paper (wonderful!), two D Blocks (whoo-hoo! Keep one for yourself and give one to a stamping friend!), and a Bone Folder!  And Stampin’ Up! will also include the Carols of Christmas Stamp Set from the 2017 Holiday Catalog for FREE!  

With so many basic items provided for you, you’ll be able to get your brand new business off to a fast start—and spend your Starter Kit dollars on things like your favorite stamp sets and accessories!

With the Essentials Gift Pack and the Carols of Christmas Stamp set, that’s an added value of $72 that you’ll get for free with your Starter Kit when you join in July!
Here’s the deets::

  • This offer is good for any recruit who joins during the month of July, including former demonstrators.
  • All Starter Kit orders must be submitted by 11:59 PM (MT) on July 31 to be eligible for this promotion.
  • Recruits may not exchange their Essential Gift Pack items for other products, including the free stamp set.
  • Please note: The Essentials Gift Pack will automatically be added to the Starter Kit.

Click here for a printable flyer!

Take a look-see at all the free goodies you’ll get in your Essentials Gift Pack:

ITEM NUMBER DESCRIPTION
118485      D Block (X2)
130148      Grid Paper
103579     Paper Snips
104332     SNAIL Adhesive
102300     Bone Folder
144804     Carols of Christmas Stamp Set (yes – it’s true.  You’ll get a brand new stamp set from the upcoming Holiday Catalog!)

And here’s the Carols of Christmas stamp set!

What a great deal, huh?!!  

I’d love to have you join my Critters-N-Creating Krew!  We’re a fun group who love to share and craft.  We share a private team Facebook page with Amy Koenders ‘Amy’s Inkin’ Knew, where we chat a lot, ask questions and share projects and we do team meetings via Google Hangout and in person.

We’ve got all sorts of Demonstrators in our group from business builders, to those who only want to get the discount on their own orders and everything in between.  We welcome all types of Demonstrators!  Demonstrators get a minimum 20% discount on all of their orders (can be higher based on your sales and title) and they get to order early from the new catalogs!  There is no commitment and no penalty to drop if you decide that being a Demonstrator isn’t right for you.  Why not give it a try?  Check out more details and a quick link to join here on my Join My Team page, or drop me a line at stamps-n-lingers@comcast.net if you’ve got any questions.


If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator. Just click on the Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions. Happy Stamping!


Shop the Clearance Rack here. Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! Products – Join my Punkin Head Peppermint Rewards – My online customer thank you program!


Finn-Fan Fix…No new pictures today!

TTFN

M  

Categories: Happy Birthday, Ordering Special! | Tags: , | 2 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Magical Mermaid Birthday Card

‘Sup, y’all?  It’s Saturday – the 1st of July (lots of good deals starting today!) – and when you read this I’ll probably be at work – maybe not for the whole day.  Fingers crossed!  We’re trying to get a little ahead so we can take the 4th off – toes crossed for us! 🙂

Today’s card has another new stamp set on it – it’s called Magical Mermaid.  And it’s very cool!  It was the only stamp set I needed for this pretty little birthday card.  Take a look-see:

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

And the color scheme is courtesy of the Global Design Project challenge.

For this card, I used the actual front of the Pool Party card base as the card front.  To begin, I used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to stamp the cute background image (crabs and shells and bubbles) from Magical Mermaid in Pool Party ink all over the front of the card.  Then I embossed it in my Seaside TIEF.

The middle panel is a piece of Pool Party DSP from the Petal Garden DSP Stack.  I SNAILd it on a Lemon Lime Twist mat and then SNAILd it to the card base.  Using Liquid Glue, I adhered a length of Berry Burst 1/2″ Finely Woven Ribbon across the panel.

For my Whisper White sentiment panel, I used the marker-to-stamp technique to color the Magical Mermaid sentiment with my Berry Burst and Lemon Lime Twist Stampin’ Write Markers.  I aligned the sentiment with my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig.

With Pool Party ink, I stamped the Magical Mermaid bubbles image around the sentiment.  Then I inked the sea-grasses image in Versamark ink and stamped it on both side of the panel, sprinkled them with Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder and melted the powder with my Heat Tool.  I colored the embossed grasses with my Lemon Lime Twist Stampin’ Write Marker.  I matted the panel on Lemon Lime Twist and used Liquid Glue to adhere it to the card front.

I heat embossed the mermaid in Gold on a piece of scrap Whisper White card stock and colored her with Stampin’ Write Markers.  I used all three challenge colors on her tail, finishing up with Pool Party.  Her headband is colored in Berry Burst. I did cheat on the color challenge a tad – I used So Saffron for her hair! 🙂

Then I fussy cut her and popped her over the card front with regular and mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.  And that was it for the front of the card.

On the inside, since I don’t do a lot of landscape-oriented card, I made sure that I was stamping everything the right way.  I used the marker-to-stamp technique again for the second Berry Burst and Lemon Lime Twist sentiment, added some more Magical Mermaid bubbles in Pool Party and then heat embossed a little more Gold sea grasses.

I SNAILd the panel to a Lemon Lime Twist mat and into the….ruh roh.

Sigh….

Yea.  You see it now that I said something.

I cut another piece of Whisper White and Lemon Lime Twist card stock and re-did the inside of the card.

In landscape.

(anyone need a perfectly good, portrait-oriented inner liner?!?)

I SNAILd it into the card and the card was done.  Finally! 🙂

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more Magical Mermaid bubbles and sea grass (heat embossed in gold) on the front…

…and some more of the Petal Garden DSP on the envelope flap.  And I even heat embossed another little mermaid image in Gold.  Cuz I could! 🙂

Et Voila!  I wasn’t sure about this set, but I saw so many pretty cards made with it that I just had to have it.  And once I started playing with the fun underwater images – well.  I’m happy with my decision to add it to my stash!  Hope you like!

Bonus Days Bonus Days Bonus Days! 🙂

Christmas in July!!  Extra FREE stuff when you join!

Both – going on right now.

Questions??

TTFN

Mary

P.S.  Scroll on down for all the card cuts and a list of products I used in this project!



HOST CODE FOR 16 JUNE – 30 JUNE: SJMNP32V

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.


Bonus Days Have Started!

For every $50 you spend in July (before shipping and tax), you’ll get a $5 Bonus Days coupon that you can use in the month of August!
Check out the details:

  • There’s no limit to the number of coupons participants can receive per order or throughout the duration of the promotion.
  • An email address is required to participate; Bonus Days coupon codes can only be delivered via email.
  • All order types (including Demonstrator orders!) qualify for this promotion excluding Starter Kits.

Which all means…this is a perfect time to start crossing some of those goodies off that you’ve got on your Wish List!


This is the Best Time All Year to Join Stampin’ Up!!

You’ll get more free goodies than Santa’s got in his bottomless bag – all for joining Stampin’ Up! during the Christmas in July promotion!  

In addition to the already great deal on the Starter Kit where you get $125 in products for only $99, new demonstrators that join in July will receive a FREE Essentials Gift Pack including Paper Snips (awesome!!), SNAIL Adhesive, Grid Paper (wonderful!), two D Blocks (whoo-hoo! Keep one for yourself and give one to a stamping friend!), and a Bone Folder!  And Stampin’ Up! will also include the Carols of Christmas Stamp Set from the 2017 Holiday Catalog for FREE!  

With so many basic items provided for you, you’ll be able to get your brand new business off to a fast start—and spend your Starter Kit dollars on things like your favorite stamp sets and accessories!

With the Essentials Gift Pack and the Carols of Christmas Stamp set, that’s an added value of $72 that you’ll get for free with your Starter Kit when you join in July!
Here’s the deets::

  • This offer is good for any recruit who joins during the month of July, including former demonstrators.
  • All Starter Kit orders must be submitted by 11:59 PM (MT) on July 31 to be eligible for this promotion.
  • Recruits may not exchange their Essential Gift Pack items for other products, including the free stamp set.
  • Please note: The Essentials Gift Pack will automatically be added to the Starter Kit.

Click here for a printable flyer!

Take a look-see at all the free goodies you’ll get in your Essentials Gift Pack:

ITEM NUMBER DESCRIPTION
118485      D Block (X2)
130148      Grid Paper
103579     Paper Snips
104332     SNAIL Adhesive
102300     Bone Folder
144804     Carols of Christmas Stamp Set (yes – it’s true.  You’ll get a brand new stamp set from the upcoming Holiday Catalog!)

And here’s the Carols of Christmas stamp set!

What a great deal, huh?!!  

I’d love to have you join my Critters-N-Creating Krew!  We’re a fun group who love to share and craft.  We share a private team Facebook page with Amy Koenders ‘Amy’s Inkin’ Knew, where we chat a lot, ask questions and share projects and we do team meetings via Google Hangout and in person.

We’ve got all sorts of Demonstrators in our group from business builders, to those who only want to get the discount on their own orders and everything in between.  We welcome all types of Demonstrators!  Demonstrators get a minimum 20% discount on all of their orders (can be higher based on your sales and title) and they get to order early from the new catalogs!  There is no commitment and no penalty to drop if you decide that being a Demonstrator isn’t right for you.  Why not give it a try?  Check out more details and a quick link to join here on my Join My Team page, or drop me a line at stamps-n-lingers@comcast.net if you’ve got any questions.


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


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Pool Party Card Stock:  5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, score and fold at 4 1/4″)

Lemon Lime Twist Card Stock: 2 3/4 x 4 3/8″ (mat for Petal Garden DSP panel); 3 1/4″ x 3 7/8″ (mat for sentiment); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (mat for inner liner)

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 1/8″ x 3 3/4″ (sentiment); Magical Mermaid cut out 

Petal Garden DSP Stack: 2 5/8″ x 4 1/4″ (panel on front); envelope flap


If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator. Just click on the Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions. Happy Stamping!


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…Wayne sent a picture of Finn with a bright orange tongue!  LOL! 😉

TTFN

M  

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Stampin’ Up! Coffee Cafe, Cake and Chocolate Birthday!

Wow – is it just me or is time really kind of flying??  Is it really Friday again!?  Yikes!  Hope your week is going by as quickly as mine and that you’re all ready for a weekend!  

I had a nice day for my birthday – didn’t have to go in to work, got some new books to read and a lovely mom-knitted sweater (from my mom!).  Thanks to all for the birthday wishes as I turned 25…

…Plus Next Day Air Shipping and Handling.

Keeping the birthday theme going, a friend of mine has one coming up.  She has a few loves in life – and three of them are in the title to this post.

Coffee.

Cake.

Chocolate.

Not necessarily in that order.

And – if one can combine the three into one – all the better!!

So – when the new Coffee Break Suite came out – and then there was also the More Than Chocolate stamp set – well…I knew something would come of them for her!  And so it has.  Take a look-see:

I definitely drew some inspiration from the Annual Catalog projects for the Coffee Break Suite, and then I sort of went from there.  Folks – never be afraid to get ideas from other stampers and the catalog!  Sharing/Copying is IN!!  Heck – we’ve even got a name for it!! CASE – Copy and Share Everything – or Copy And Selectively Edit.   Continue reading

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Stampin’ Up! Just Add Color and a Touch of Lemon Zest!

Happy Hawwmp Day, y’all!  We’re in test mode now, so working from the hotel for a few days.  Can’t say I mind – no makeup.  Don’t have to “do” my hair!  I’ve got my computer and good internet, so working is easy (heck – it’s just like being at home!!).  And have a whole desk full of stamp sets and all the goodies.  On top of that, it’s raining steady outside thanks to TS Cindy – so it’s a perfect week to have some “stay home” time!

You guys would be proud of me.  Well – maybe.  Yesterday, to mark the first real day of testing, I bought donuts.  The good kind.  The “maple bacon” kind.  I bought two dozen.

Guess how many I ate?  

Yep.

ZERO!!!

I ate yoghurt.  And a banana.  And pretended it was a maple bacon donut.  And relished the fact that I had to go buy smaller jeans on the weekend!

So…when I go on that Stampin’ Up! cruise to Alaska next year…yep, I’ll be thin(ner!).  See?  That’s positive thinking, huh??

But – for now, I think you came for a card, not a diet update! LOL

If you like to color – and who doesn’t?? – then the Just Add Color Specialty DSP that I used today will be right up your alley.  Do you like tea?  Maybe with some lemon?  Well then, my added touches from the Lemon Zest stamp set will be just right.  Take a look-see:

My layout was inspired by the sketch over at CAS(E) This Sketch: Continue reading

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Stampin’ Up! Triple Time Flirty Flowers Note Card

Happy Monday, y’all!  First day at work here in Florida – will start to get into the rhythm of work/card making/blogging.  And will hopefully be able to start figuring when I can do my Facebook Live videos!

Speaking of which – here’s the link to the video on YouTube.  If you were able to join me last night – thanks much, I really appreciate it!  If not – you can check out the how-to’s and where-for’s in the video!  I also gave everyone a peek of my hotel-room setup at the end.  Enjoy – and apologies for a few blurry spots and video freezes.  Hotel wi-fi…. 😉

This is the card we worked on last night.  It uses the so-cute new stamp set called Flirty Flowers.  And it’s done in all the new In Colors!  Take  a look-see:

The color scheme was inspired by the Fab Friday color challenge this week!

If you’ve never tried the Triple Time technique – be sure to watch the video – it explains it, and it’s really easy to do!  And, it has the added benefit of looking like it’s hard!  It’s an impressive card that’s sure to make the recipient think you’re a card-making genius.  You don’t have to tell them how easy it is! 🙂

All the stamped images on this one are from the Flirty Flowers stamp set.  The sentiment is stamped in Berry Burst.  The large flower was done with the Marker-to-Stamp technique with Powder Pink and Lemon Lime Twist.  The smallest flower is stamped in Tranquil Tide.

I’ve matted the card layers with Fresh Fig card stock, and used a piece of Thick Very Vanilla card stock for the card base.

On the inside of the card, I added a couple more of the Flirty Flowers image on a piece of Very Vanilla card stock.

It’s matted on Fresh Fig and then SNAILd into the card base.  I also SNAILd the card front on – it’s already got a double layer of Stampin’ Dimensionals – and the Thick Very Vanilla card base!

I repeated the Flirty Flowers image on the front of my Very Vanilla Medium Envelope…

…and on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Easy peasy!  And I’m just loving this Flirty Flowers stamp set – you should probably plan to see more of it in the near future!!  Hope you like!

Be sure to take advantage of my Ordering Special – only a few more days!  And there’s also the Host special from Stampin’ Up! – so this is a great time to be grabbing up all the pretties in the new catalog!

TTFN

Mary 



HOST CODE FOR 1 JUNE – 15 JUNE:  YZJ2HB6A

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.


2017-2019 Annual Catalog Launch Ordering Special – Ends This Week!!

Until the close-of-business on 15 JuneI’m offering DOUBLE Peppermint Points on all orders over $50 (before shipping and tax) placed thru my Online Store.

But wait!!  There’s MORE!!  😳😳😳

If your order is over $100 (before shipping and tax blah blah) – then I’ll pick up your shipping!!

Yep – you read me right.  Order over $100 and I’ll give you DOUBLE Peppermint Rewards Points (that’ll be at least EIGHT points!) AND FREE SHIPPING!!

These specials are all in addition to the gifts that all my customers receive…

  • My usual $10 gift of your choice as an ordering thank you
  • And, of course, one of my handmade cards and envelopes – left blank so you can use it yourself.  Or CASE it!!


 Here are the three ways  you can order and receive your free shipping rebate:

  •  Place your $100+ order directly through my online store, and:

– Provide me with your mailing address and I’ll send you a check to rebate your shipping costs

or

– Provide me with your PayPal account e-mail and I’ll send you your rebate via PayPal

  • Send me your order via email, I’ll deduct the shipping costs and send you an invoice through PayPal.
  • Send me your order via email and let me know that you’d prefer to pay with a credit card.  I’ll contact you to make arrangements and I’ll deduct the shipping costs from your order total.

If you place your order online, don’t forget to add my host code  (if your order is under $150) to get your free gift!  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.


Earn an ADDITIONAL $35 in Stampin’ Rewards During our Host Rewards Promotion!!

We’ve got a great Host Rewards Promotion fixin’ to happen in the month of June!  For workshop or individual orders of $350 – you’re going to get an EXTRA $35 in Host cash/Stampin’ Rewards to spend!!

Promotion Details

  • Promotion dates: June 1–30
  • To participate in the Book-A-Thon, join the Party Planning Facebook page by May 30.
  • Workshop, Demonstrator, Customer, and online orders all qualify for this promotion
  • Starter Kit orders do not qualify for this promotion, however the extra Stampin’ Rewards can be used towards the purchase of the Starter Kit.
  • The qualifying amount must be reached with commissionable merchandise prior to shipping and tax
  • The additional Stampin’ Rewards offered during this promotion will only be awarded once per order
  • Make sure you open and close your orders during the timeframe of this promotion (June 1-30) to earn the extra Stampin’ Rewards


Here’s a link to a flyer with all the details!

Interested in being a host and gathering up those host dollars – but…you don’t live in Fayetteville, GA?!?

Now’s a great time do to a Catalog Launch Party!

1.  Gather up some friends – near or far
2.  I’ll send them a new 2017-2018 Annual Catalog
3.  We’ll give them some time to browse and pick their favorites
4.  They place their orders thru my online store, using the Host Code I’ll give them
5.  YOU cash in when you close your Workshop!

Easy Peasy!


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


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Thick Very Vanilla Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, score and fold at 4 1/4″)

Fresh Fig Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3″ x 4″ (mat for middle layer); 2″ x 2 3/4″ (mat for sentiment layer)

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); 2 7/8″ x 3 7/8″ (middle layer); 1 7/8″ x 2 5/8″ (sentiment layer)

 


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 a break for a minute.  We’ll be back in August – or if Wayne sends me some pictures and stories!!

TTFN

M  

Categories: Any Occasion, Congratulations, Everyday, Feminine, Friendship, Happy Birthday, Just a Note, Ordering Special! | Tags: , , | 18 Comments

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