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Stampin’ Up! Large Number Balloon Adventures for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

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Happy Thursday, y’all – and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!  It’s color week and I hope that you’ll take a few minutes to check out all our projects!  And then maybe you’ll make them for yourselves!

The colors were pretty challenging for me – it’s a combination I likely wouldn’t have selected myself…


I needed a birthday card for a young man who turned two just a week or so ago.  And the Party Animal suite uses these colors, so…I figured…there ya go, Mare!  There’s the answer.  I added in some Large Numbers Framelits and the fun Balloon Adventures bundle and…take a look-see:


I started with an Emerald Envy card base and, using the confetti/sprinkles image in the Balloon Adventure stamp set, stamped it a couple of times across the front of the card.

My middle panel is a piece of Whisper White, matted on Crumb Cake card stock.  In the middle, I stamped a “balloon string” from Balloon Adventures in Crumb Cake.  And I added a sentiment in Emerald Envy at the bottom

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I used the Balloon Bouquet Punch to cut a large balloon from Whisper White.  Over that, I adhered an Emerald Envy balloon cut with a Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits die.  For a little bling, I cut a second polka-dot balloon from Silver Glimmer Paper and adhered the little cut outs in the negative space.

I used the Number of Years stamp set and the Large Numbers Framelits for the center portion of the panel.  I cut a “2” from a piece of Party Animal DSP and one from Emerald Envy card stock.  Then I adhered them together – just a little offset to create a “shadow”.  I used the “nd” in Number of Years and stamped it in Emerald Envy, then popped the number on with Stampin’ Dimensionals.


On the inside, I used the Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits to create a fun element for this card.  I used a piece of Whisper White card stock  – scored in the middle – and cut it with the large pop-up die.  Then I used the solid balloon image in the Balloon Adventures stamp set to stamp the three balloons in the cut out in Emerald Envy and Crushed Curry.  I also stamped the middle balloon in Emerald Envy with the striped balloon image.


Next, I cut two more polka-dot balloons with the Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits in Crushed Curry and added them with Liquid Glue to the green balloons.

The sentiment is stamped in Emerald Envy, with a Crushed Curry banner around it – both are from Balloon Adventures.  And I added a little Emerald Envy bow.

For the DSP panels, I matted some Party Animal DSP on Crumb Cake and used Liquid Glue to adhere it to the large die cut panel.  I also added some Crumb Cake mats behind the side panels.

I carefully folded the die cut inner panel and burnished the creases, laid it flat and put Liquid Glue on just the side panels, and adhered it to the card base, which I’d laid flat on my work table.


Then I popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got a Balloon Adventures stamped balloon in Emerald Envy on the front.  I added a Crumb Cake “string” and then adhered one of the Silver Glimmer Paper cut outs over the top of the balloon …


…and added some more Party Animal DSP to the envelope flap.


Et Voila!  Isn’t this a fun die cut?  Although the card is a little bulky feeling, I don’t think the recipient will have any idea that the inside of the card is going to be so cute and dramatic!  Hope you like – and will add it to your stash before it’s gone! 🙂

Now that you’ve seen my project, please take a little time to visit all the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hoppers today!

If you click on the Next Blog button, you’ll go right to Jari Francis’ page. And you can just click on the names below to go direct to all the blogs!

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Amy Koenders

Shelagh Freemantle

Mary Deatherage – YOU ARE HERE!

Jari Francis

Kristi Gray

Jaime Babarczy

Have fun on the Hop!

TTFN

Mary


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STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT          



CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Emerald Envy Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, score and fold at 4 1/4″); Balloon Adventures die cuts; Large Numbers Framelits die cut

Crumb Cake Card Stock: 2 3/8″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front); 2 1/8″ x 3 3/8″ (x2 – mats for inside DSP panels); 2 3/8″ x 5 1/8″ (x2 – mats for inside liner)

Whisper White Card Stock:  2 1/4″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); 5″ x 8″ (inside liner)

Party Animal DSP: 2″ x 3 1/4″ (x2 – inside DSP panels); Large Numbers Framelits die cut; envelope flap

Crushed Curry Card Stock: Balloon Adventures die cuts

Silver Glimmer Paper: Balloon Adventures die cuts

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Stampin’ Up! Artisan Cool Treats!

Hey, y’all!  Happy Saturday to you.  Hope you’ve got a great weekend ahead of you!

My card for today uses the Cool Treat bundle and a little bit of Tasty Treats Specialty DSP to make a fun little card that’d be good for any special day for a special friend.  Take a look-see:


My sketch is from the Freshly Made Sketches challenge – I just turned it on its side.


And the color scheme is from The Card Concept.


I started by SNAILing two pieces of Tasty Treats Specialty DSP to Pear Pizzazz card stock and then I SNAILd the smaller panel to the card front.

The sentiment, from Cool Treats, is two separate stamped images.  I stamped the first word in Pear Pizzazz on a Whisper White panel.  Then the second word is stamped in Pool Party – easy to line up, since this is a photopolymer stamp set.  Then I SNAILd the panel to a Pear Pizzazz mat.


Next I made my artisan ice cream cone.  This isn’t ice cream you’re going to get at the grocery store.  This is boutique ice cream!  I stamped two scoops on Whisper White – one in stamped-off-once Pear Pizzazz (I suspect this is Mojito flavor) and one in Pool Party (Daiquiri Ice – yes, I have a cocktail theme going on here!).  Then I cut them both out with the matching die in the Frozen Treats Framelits.  The cone is cut from a piece of Crumb Cake card stock.  I used Liquid Glue to adhere the ice cream onto the cone.

I made some gourmet “sauce” by cutting it from some Mint Macaron Glimmer Paper, then I adhered it to the top scoop.


Since this is a grown-up ice cream cone, I decided it needed some edible flowers sprinkled on top.  I stamped one in Pear Pizzazz and two in Pool Party – these little flowers are from the Jar of Love stamp set.  Since I didn’t want any white on them, I just went ahead and fussy cut them.  Then I adhered the Pool Party flowers with Liquid Glue and then popped the Pear Pizzazz flower on with a little piece of Stampin’ Dimensional.  I finished them off with a tiny Pearl Basic Embellishment.

I adhered the cone to the sentiment panel with Liquid Glue, then popped the whole thing onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Then I added a little bow made with a piece of Whisper White Solid Baker’s Twine.


On the inside, I stamped a Pool Party ice cream scoop in the corner of a Whisper White panel.  Then I stuck a sticky note mask over top, and stamped the cone dish in Crumb Cake.  The sentiment, also from the Cool Treats stamp set, is stamped in Pear Pizzazz and embellished with a Pool Party flower from Jar of Love.  And, I added another little pour of Mint Macaron Glimmer Paper.


I SNAILd the panel to a Pear Pizzazz mat and into my Crumb Cake card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got a reprise of the Daiquiri Ice scoop and cup, complete with Mint Macaron Glimmer Paper sauce, plus some Pool Party flowers on the front…


…and the envelope flap got some more of the Tasty Treats Specialty DSP.


Et Voila!  I think the quiet color scheme helped the Cool Treats bundle create a very grown-up ice cream card for a special someone! Hope you like!

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


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Have a great day – and I’ll see you tomorrow!

TTFN

Mary


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CARD CUTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:

Crumb Cake Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base – scored and folded at 4 1/4″); Frozen Treats die cut (ice cream cone)

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

Tasty Treats Specialty DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); 3″ x 3 1/4″ (front DSP panel); envelope flap

Whisper White Card Stock: 2 1/4″ x 4″ (sentiment panel); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); Frozen Treats die cuts

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


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FINN-FAN FIX….

I own a guard dog.

He’s got baggy pantaloons.

He’s a little bit goofy (don’t know how that happened – I specified Not Goofy).

He sheds.  Like crazy.

But.  I do believe he’d at least warn of impending doom.

The other day, as I was channeling Carol Brady Alice (let’s be real – I don’t think Carol knew the difference between a chuck roast and a salmon), Ree Drummond and June Cleaver – putting a pot roast in the oven in anticipation of Wayne’s return home, my goofball started barking and growling!  BIG dog barks and growls!


I went to see what the problem was, thinking it was the horses coming to the pond for a drink and splash.  But, no.  There were guys at our neighbors, with a skid steer and chain saw and riding lawn mowers.  They were wearing orange jackets.

And they were obviously suspect.

He realized it was going to take a while to adequately keep his eye on these potential bad guys.  Being the man of the house and all.  So he paced himself…


But, as with all things when you’re just a kid, interest was soon lost.  Mom was aware of the problem.  She was a pilot, you know.  She could probably handle a few guys in orange jackets…


A kid’s gotta eat! 🙂

TTFN

M

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Stampin’ Up! Falling in Love with Beautiful You for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

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Happy Thursday, y’all – and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!  Today’s color challenge is a good one – excellent color combination (at least IMHO!).  I hope that you’ll spend a little time browsing all our projects and then gathering your goodies to play along! 

And here ’tis!


I confess, I went ahead with an obvious choice and pulled out my Falling In Love DSP.  And why wouldn’t I?  It’s gorgeous!  To that pretty paper, I added a few images from Beautiful You – and a surprise entry from Mediterranean Moments.  And I employed a few techniques:  watercoloring, masking and paper-piecing!   Take a look-see:


The layout is from the Hand Stamped Sentiments challenge this week!


When I saw the colors, I thought I do a little watercoloring, so – even before I saw the sketch – I made a watercolor panel, using my alcohol-filled Aqua Painter.  And then I set it aside for when I’d need it.

The next afternoon, I came back to my desk and saw this…


No – don’t focus on the paper-filled trash bag or the bits of flotsam and jetsam on the floor.  The thing that struck fear in my heart….my watercolor panel sitting all lonesome – just waiting for the slobbery teeth of Finn-Chewie!  Fortunately – I got there ahead of him to save it!

And then I didn’t even use the panel after all – it was too big for the card! 🙂

I started with two pieces of Falling in Love DSP that I matted on Sahara Sand card stock.  I SNAILd the smaller panel to the card front.


For the art panel, I used a piece of Shimmery White card stock.  Then I added my Soft Sky, Blushing Bride and Saharah Sand watercolor with my Aqua Painter.

The next layer is the stylish image from Beautiful You, stamped over the watercolor in Sahara Sand.  Then I stamped her again on a sticky note, cut her out to be a mask, and stuck it over the lady on the card.  I pulled out the pretty street scene image from Mediterranean Moments, inked it in Sahara Sand and very lightly stamped it off.  Then I stamped right over the masked lady, letting the stamp rest in place for a few extra moments to account for the mask.


I made her dress by stamping her again on a piece of the lace design paper in Falling in Love.  Then I just snipped the dress out and adhered it to the art panel with Liquid Glue.  I did the same for her hat, using a piece of Soft Sky paper in the DSP pack.  The panel is matted on Sahara Sand and adhered to the card front with Liquid Glue.

I used two sentiments from Beautiful You, and I used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to stamp both of them.  I added one directly to the art panel in Sahara Sand.  The second sentiment is stamped on a strip of Shimmery White card stock, that I’d brushed with a little Blushing Bride using my Aqua Painter.  I snipped a banner end with my Paper Snips.


I made a little banner mat from some Vellum card stock and adhered it to the art panel with Liquid Glue, then I popped the sentiment over that with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I finished the card front with some Pearl Basic Embellishments – a few on the art panel and one tiny seed pearl in each of the flowers on the middle DSP panel.

On the inside, I used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to add the birthday greeting from Beautiful You in Sahara Sand in the middle of a Shimmery White panel.  Over that, I added one of the watercolor images from Beautiful You – in stamped-off-once Soft Sky.


I SNAILd the panel to a Sahara Sand mat and into my Soft Sky card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got another Sahara Sand Beautiful You image.  Over her, I stamped the watercolor image in stamped-off-once Soft Sky…


…and I added more of the Falling in Love DSP to the envelope flap.


Et Voila!  Watercolor.  Paper Piecing.  Masking.  All in one soft and pretty card!  I love this stamp set – it’s so elegant and stylish!  Hope you like!

Now that you’ve seen my project, please take a little time to visit all the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hoppers today!

If you click on the Next Blog button, you’ll go right to Jari Francis’ page. And you can just click on the names below to go direct to all the blogs!

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Amy Koenders

Shelagh Freemantle

Mary Deatherage – YOU ARE HERE!

Jari Francis

Kristi Gray

Jaime Babarczy

Have fun on the Hop!

TTFN

Mary


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STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT          


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

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

Sahara Sand Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2 1/8″ x 4 5/8″ (mat for middle DSP panel); 2 1/8″ x 3 1/8″ (mat for art panel)

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

Falling in Love DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); 2″ x 4 1/2″ (middle DSP panel); envelope flap

Vellum Card Stock: 5/8″ x 3″ (mat for 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!


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Categories: Feminine, Happy Birthday | 32 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Falling May Flower Garden

Happy Hawwmp Day, y’all!  Although I’m only just realizing what day it is – I spent all day Tuesday thinking it was…Monday?  Which is odd since Tuesdays are the day I do my Newsletter and I spent a lot of time getting that ready!  But, it’s true – I was discombobulated all day.

Which is why the card I did follows a sketch that closed at noon on Tuesday.  And today’s not Tuesday, so… yea.

Speaking of which, I used a technique on this one that I blatantly copied from Amy Koenders.  You can see the card she did right here.  I justified my overt copying by telling myself the sketch demanded a frame, so…almost all the cards that were submitted have a frame.  And how many ways are there to do a frame?  But, I did use a completely different stamp set, so there’s that.  I pulled out the Falling Flowers bundle and then took a sentiment (and a little tiny bee!) from the Garden in Bloom set.  Take a look-see:


So – in addition to the sketch challenge at My Favorite Things – that I missed!, I played along with the Can You CASE It challenge, which gave me my colors.


I started with a plain piece of Whisper White card stock.  Then, using the instructions I got over at Amy’s blog, I fashioned a frame.  First I used the largest of the square Stitched Shapes Framelits and, with half of the die hanging off the end of the platform (so it wouldn’t cut) I ran it thru the Big Shot and cut the top half.  Then I reversed the layout, letting the little “stitches” in the die hook into the stitches that had just been cut to help me line it up.  When I ran it thru that second time, I ended up with a rectangle with the stitches cut into it!


I repeated that process using a scallop-edge die in the Squares Layering Framelits to cut out the middle.  Once I had run thru the Big Shot twice (both times only cutting half of the die). I ended up with the frame you see.  Now, to be fair, I fully expected to have to do it a few times to get it right – but I got lucky on the first go! 🙂

Next up, I used a sticky note that I cut to the size of my frame, and stuck it in the center of my Whisper White card front.  Right below the sticky note, I stamped the sentiment from Garden in Bloom in Basic Gray Archival Ink.  Then, using the flourish stamp in the Falling Flowers stamp set, I stamped around the sticky note and the sentiment with Smoky Slate ink, that I stamped off once before stamping my card.  When I pulled up the sticky note, I had a clear “canvas” for my “picture”.  I matted the panel on Basic Gray and Daffodil Delight card stock panels with SNAIL.


Using the images in the Falling Flowers stamp set, I stamped a few leaves in Smoky Slate (full strength).  Then I cut a sticky note mask (knew that was coming, didn’t you!!) and covered them up one at a time to stamp the little berry image in stamped-off-once Daffodil Delight.  I lined the back of my frame with Stampin’ Dimensionals and stuck the frame over the top of my canvas.

Then I stamped several flowers in Tempting Turquoise (the large two are full strength and the little ones are stamped-off-once) and some berries in full strength Daffodil Delight (I colored them in with my Daffodil Delight Watercolor Pencil), and cut them all out with the matching dies in the May Flowers Framelits.  Then I colored the large flowers in with my alcohol-filled Aqua Painter, using ink from the lid of my Tempting Turquoise stamp pad.


I used Liquid Glue and Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere them to the frame to get a 3-D effect and some Tempting Turquoise and Daffodil Delight Enamel Shapes for the middle of the flowers.

Finally, I stamped the little bee from the Garden in Bloom stamp set in Basic Gray Archival Ink on Whisper White, colored him in with my Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Write Marker and fussy cut him.  Then I stuck him to his flower with a little Liquid Glue – and brushed his wings with the Clear Wink of Stella.  

And that was it for the card front.


On the inside, I stamped a second sentiment from Garden in Bloom in Basic Gray in the middle of a Whisper White panel.  Then, using some sticky note masks, I stamped some Tempting Turquoise flowers and Smoky Slate leaves at the bottom.  I stamped the two large flowers first, covered them with their masks, and stamped the rest of the images “behind” them.  I lightly colored the centers of the large flowers with my Daffodil Delight Watercolor Pencil!


I double matted the panel on Basic Gray and Daffodil Delight and SNAILd it into my Whisper White card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

On my Whisper White Medium Envelope, I repeated the Falling Flowers images on the front…


…and gave the envelope flap a stamped-off-once Smoky Slate Falling Flowers flourish.  Then I added another little bee in the corner.  Cuz I like him! 🙂


Et Voila!  I really kind of never get tired of all the beautiful flower images that Stampin’ Up! brings to us – and this Falling Flowers bundle is definitley one of my faves!  And the fact that they give us so many matching dies is just the icing on the cake!  Hope you like!

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


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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 in the 2016-17 Annual Catalog or the 2016 Holiday Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


Which Color Will You Miss the Most When It’s Gone???

The TIME Draws Near

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It’s time for you to start getting stocked up on your favorite color card stock, re-inkers, Designer Papers, Ribbons and Embellishments in these colors before they retire and/or sell-out!  Re-inkers and card stock typically sell out fast as retirement nears!  This is a really great time to do it, too, cuz you can still take advantage of the Sale-A-Bration benefits!

Here’s a link directly to the 2015 – 2017 In Color Collection – Happy Shopping!


NOW Is The Time To Sign Up And Get That Super-Duper Starter Kit

(Plus TWO FREE Stamp sets!)

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We all love a great deal, don’t we?

And the BEST DEAL, with the BEST VALUE, is the Starter Kit!

Right now, get up to $200 for just $99.  And – it ships for free!  You select $125 worth of product and pay just $99 – plus, right now, you get 2 FREE BONUS STAMPS with a value up to $104.  Did I mention FREE SHIPPING??  And – of course, from the moment you join, you’ll get your demonstrator discount on all your future Stampin’ Up! products!

If you’re interested in becoming a Demonstrator or have any questions about joining, feel free to drop me an email, I’d love to tell you more about it!  Or visit my Join My Team page for more details.  I welcome all types of Demonstrators on my team – from those who’d just like to get the discount for themselves to those who want to build a business. 🙂

 


Finally – Stampin’ Up! just let us know that the Card Tin in the Sale-A-Bration flyer is completely sold out!  It was a winner and I’m thinkin’ a lot of folks got it.  So…when you order, be ready to choose a different FREE goody!

TTFN

Mary


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:     


CARD CUTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:

Whisper White Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base – scored and folded at 5 1/2″); 3 3/4″ x 5″ (card front and inner liner); 2 5/8″ x 3 3/8″ frame (cut from largest Stitched Shapes Square and the 2″ scallop Layering Squares Framelit)

Daffodil Delight Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner)

Basic Gray Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (mats for card front and for 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….

‘Member me saying yesterday I figured it wouldn’t be long before FInn-Chewie figured out the transition from stairs to lap?

Well.

Sure ’nuff!  As soon as I hit “schedule” on the post and closed up shop, he gracefully (-ish) stepped across the gap and onto my lap.

So I took a few (dozen!) close-ups!


What a face!

TTFN

M

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Stampin’ Up! Special Reason Birthday for a Special Friend!

Happy Monday, y’all!  Hope your weekend was good!  My first couple of days bach’n it were good!  Got my errands done, made some cards, played with the dog, did a little live video…

Oh yea, that happened.  By the time you read this, I’ll have done my first Facebook Live video.

And it was awesome!  I was amazed at how much fun I had doing it – thanks, Amy, for helping me ahead of time and letting me settle into the video!  And thanks to all the ladies who joined and made comments and asked questions!! 🙂 🙂 🙂 

In case you want to watch how to make this card (fast forward to about 3:30 unless you just want to watch my pre-video goofiness!)….the card cuts and products you need are still listed below!

So, I had planned a card to use for the video – one I’d posted a few weeks back.  But, while I was making today’s card, I decided to use it instead!  I really wanted to share a card using one of my very favorite bundles – the Special Reason bundle in the Occasions catalog!  Take a look-see:

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My layout is based on the sketch from this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge.

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The color scheme – which is real similar to yesterday’s palette – is from the TGIFC Color Challenge.

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And I also played along with The Paper Players Theme Challenge.

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I started this one with a piece of Very Vanilla card stock, and a matching-size piece of Calypso Coral and So Saffron paper from the Cupcakes & Carousels DSP.  Using the largest solid flower die from the Stylish Stems Framelits, I cut it from the Very Vanilla panel.  Then I used Liquid Glue to adhere the Very Vanilla panel to the DSP panel. I popped the card front onto a So Saffron mat with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I ran a length of Calypso Coral Thick Baker’s Twine down the long side of the card front, securing it in the back with scotch tape.

Using the largest detailed flower die, I cut a flower from a piece of So Saffron card stock.  Using little dabs of Liquid Glue, I adhered it inside the cut out flower in the Very Vanilla panel.

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I cut a small solid flower from some of the Cupcakes & Carousels DSP and a small detailed flower from So Saffron card stock, and adhered them together with Liquid Glue.

Since I just couldn’t resist, I cut some leaves from a piece of Bermuda Bay Glimmer Paper – two large and two small.  Using Liquid Glue, I adhered the large flowers to the card front and then popped the small flower over the top with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

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For the sentiment, I cut a strip of Very Vanilla card stock and cut the ends with my Banner Triple Punch.  Then, using my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, I stamped the sentiment from the Special Reason stamp set in Bermuda Bay.  I popped that sentiment onto a So Saffron mat with Stampin’ Dimensionals and adhered it to the card front with Liquid Glue.

I used a little Liquid Glue to adhere the two little Bermuda Bay Glimmer Paper leaves to the end of the sentiment banner and stuck on a little Calypso Coral Thick Baker’s Twine bow with a Glue Dot.  And that was it for the card front!

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On the inside, I used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig again to stamp two more sentiments in Bermuda Bay in the center of a Very Vanilla panel.  Over the top, I stamped a small Special Reason flower in So Saffron, stamping it off once before stamping the panel.

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I SNAILd the panel to a So Saffron mat and into my Bermuda Bay card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got a few Special Reason flowers on the front in So Saffron and Calypso Coral, using my sticky note mask…

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…and I added some more of the Cupcakes & Carousels DSP to the envelope flap (yea, I was out of the design I used on the card!).

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Et Voila!  I just love this Special Reason bundle – the flowers are so much fun to make and I think they’re some of the prettiest we have!  Hope you like – and I hope you’ve gotten this set for yourself.  If you haven’t… best get on it!

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


HOST CODE FOR 1 MAR – 15 MAR: X64XATES

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2016-17 Annual Catalog or the 2016 Holiday Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


Hard To Believe, But…

…It’s getting close to Retirement Time, folks!

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As you no-doubt know, we have our Classic Colors that stay with us year after year, and then we have two color collections that we enjoy for two years and then they’re gone!

We’ve been loving these 2015-2017 In Colors for almost 2 years now…I’m sure going to miss Mint Macaron and Watermelon Wonder!…but it’s getting close to time to wish them farewell!

And that means it’s time for you to start getting stocked up on your favorite color card stock, re-inkers, Designer Papers, Ribbons and Embellishments in these colors before they retire and/or sell-out!  Re-inkers and card stock typically sell out fast as retirement nears!  This is a really great time to do it, too, cuz you can still take advantage of the Sale-A-Bration benefits!

Here’s a link directly to the 2015 – 2017 In Color Collection – Happy Shopping!


Tick-Tock-Tick-Tock

There’s Less Than a Month Left to Get Your EXTRA BIG Starter Kit!!

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So – Take Advantage of the Best Free Stuff Giveaway Going!

Join Stampin’ Up! as a new demonstrator between now and the end of Sale-A-Bration (31 Mar), you’ll get two free stamp sets of your choice in your Starter Kit!! Which stamps do you get to choose from? That’s the best part: you get to pick any stamp set from the Annual or Occasions Catalogs (just not a bundle or kit)!

Details:

  • Promotion Period: 4 Jan 17 – 31 Mar 17
  • New recruits who join during the promotion period will receive their choice of two free stamp sets from the Annual or Occasions Catalog for free in their Starter Kit.  Please notice there’s no price limit on these stamp sets!  So the potential value of this free goody is $104! Just sayin’.
  • Plus, if you have a new demonstrator join under you during the promotion, you’ll get to pick any free catalog item up to $25 – and you’ll have until 14 Jun to redeem your reward.  Why is that date important??  Cuz the new 2017-2018 Annual Catalog will come out on the 1st of June – so…you can pick a brand new item if you want!!
  • The Starter Kits are $99 and you get $125 in Stampin’ Up! products of your choice, free shipping on your Starter Kit plus two additional free stamp sets of your choice if you join before 31 Mar!

If you’re interested in becoming a Demonstrator or have any questions about joining, feel free to drop me an email, I’d love to tell you more about it!  Or visit my Join My Team page for more details.  I welcome all types of Demonstrators on my team – from those who’d just like to get the discount for themselves to those who want to build a business. 🙂


If you were on the video last night – thanks!  I appreciate you coming by.  If you missed it, it’s available to watch on my Facebook page as a not-live event! 🙂

TTFN

Mary


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:   


CARD CUTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:

Bermuda Bay Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base – scored and folded at 5 1/2″)

So Saffron Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner);  7/8″ x 3″ (mat for sentiment banner); Stylish Stems Framelits flower die cuts

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″ (card front); 3/4″ x 2 7/8″ (sentiment banner); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner) 

Cupcakes & Carousels DSP:  3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″ (card front); Stylish Stems Framelits flower die cut; 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….

As you guys might imagine – my cats like yoghurt.  They sit and stare at me when I’m eating a carton, waiting for me to place it on the floor for them to lick clean.

Well, Finn likes anything they’re eating, or I’m eating, or…the horses are eating!

On Sunday I bought a couple of tubs of Noosa yoghurt.  One of them was Blackberry-Serrano.  Unusual flavor, so I had to give it a try!  And it’s really good!  Sweet, with just a little kick of heat from the Serrano.

Definitely not something I figured Finn would like.

But he asked.  And asked.  And then made an impassioned plea involving starvation and never getting anything good and nobody loves him….so I let him try it.  Figuring he’d take a lick and decide I was a bad mother for letting him try it and that would be it.

I was wrong.

Very very wrong.

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He licked that booger so clean I just stuck it right in the cabinet to use for leftovers!

Haha.  Just kidding, of course.  That’s ridiculous.

The leftover-tubs go in the drawer! 😉

TTFN

M

Categories: Happy Birthday | Tags: , , , | 32 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Dragonflies in a Garden in Bloom

Happy hawwmp day, y’all!  Hope the week is going well for you!  I’ve been busy – I have a new plan up my sleeve.  Videos!  Card making videos!  I got a camera stand yesterday and set it up and did a “practice” run.  One day soon I’ll be doing one “for reals” and I’ll let you know where to find them.  I suspect they’ll be on my Stamps-n-Lingers Facebook page.  So, if you want to bebop over there and follow me, then you should get notification of when my videos are live! Here’s a link!

My card for today goes back to a beautiful Annual catalog stamp set called Garden in Bloom, with the addition of a little buzzy bee from the Occasions Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits.  Take a look-see:

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Categories: Any Occasion, Encouragement, Everyday, Feminine, Friendship, Happy Birthday, Life Event, Mother's Day | Tags: , , , | 30 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Happy Celebrations Birthday!

Good morning!  Welcome back to your work-week, y’all!  Well – and mine, too, of course!

Hey!  Guess what tomorrow is?  Yep – it’s the day SU! releases the new Sale-A-Bration goodies!  Two stamp sets and a pack of too-cool Glimmer Paper!  Whoo-hoo!

And, as one last little teaser, I used some of the Bermuda Bay Glimmer Paper as a little accent for my birthday card – the basis for which is the Happy Celebrations stamp set.  Take a look-see:

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I played along with two challenges on this one.  The first one is from The Paper Players

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And my colors came from the Fab Friday color challenge.

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This is a quickie card to put together, thanks to the fun multi-step Happy Celebrations stamp set!

I started with a plain piece of Whisper White card stock.  In the center, using the first step in the “Happy” image, I stamped it in Peekaboo Peach.  Then I stamped the second image in Calypso Coral.  I also stamped the final – outline – image in Calypso Coral.

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Underneath, I stamped the second sentiment in Rich Razzleberry.  Then, using my Peekaboo Peach Stampin’ Write Marker to add a bunch of little three-dot dots around the sentiment.

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In each corner of the panel, in Peekaboo Peach, I stamped the little confetti image from the Balloon Adventures stamp set.

To add just a little bling – but still keep it Clean-and-Simple for the challenge, I cut several stars from the Bermuda Bay Glimmer Paper, using the die in the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits.  With some Liquid Glue, I adhered them over the confetti images in the corner.  Then I SNAILd the panel to a Bermuda Bay mat and the card front was done!

On the inside, I simply repeated the Balloon Adventures confetti in Peekaboo Peach and added a few more Glimmery Bermuda Bay stars.

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I SNAILd the panel to a Bermuda Bay mat and then to a Peekaboo Peach mat and into my Rich Razzleberry card base.  On the front, I SNAILd a Peekaboo Peach mat directly to the front of the card base and popped my card front over that with Stampin’ Dimensionals!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got some more Balloon Adventures confetti on the front…

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…and on the envelope flap, I stamped another Happy Celebrations sentiment in Bermuda Bay.

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Et Voila! Quick – clean – simple.  And the sentiment is for darned sure front and center, huh?  Hope you like!

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


HOST CODE FOR 16 FEB – 28 FEB: CUTQBNDN

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2016-17 Annual Catalog or the 2016 Holiday Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


SALE-A-BRATION GOING ON NOW!

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For every $50 you spend (before tax and shipping), you get a FREE Sale-A-Bration product. 

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When you host a qualifying party or place an individual order of at least $250 in sales during Sale-A-Bration and you’ll earn $25 more in Stampin’ Rewards than you normally would!! Spend those on Host stamp sets or anything your heart desires.

JOIN THE CRITTERS-N-CREATIN’ KREW!

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Check out all the reasons you should join the family during Sale-A-Bration right here.  

Ready to pull the trigger? Don’t forget that big Demonstrator discount!! 🙂

Click Join Now or send me an e-mail and we’ll get you all hooked up!


Can’t wait for y’all to be able to earn the new SAB items tomorrow – and I know you’re excited, too!  Can I get another Whoo-hoo?!?

TTFN

Mary


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:  
The new Glimmer Paper pack (Mint Macaron, Bermuda Bay and Sweet Sugarplum) will be available tomorrow! 🙂 


CARD CUTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:

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

Peekaboo Peach Card Stock: 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (mats for card front and for inner liner)

Bermuda Bay Card Stock:  4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner)

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (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….

The other day, I got a comment – a very nice one! – that asked how, with all I have to do, I can keep making a new card every day!  The answer?  I spend a lot of time way behind!! 🙂

This weekend is a prime example.  It was the weekend of errands.  Costco.  Grocery store.  Horse Feed.  Doens’t sound like a lot – but Costco by itself takes a full day.  It’s an Atlanta thing!

And let’s not forget the Finn-constitutional in the morning…

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He likes to carry big sticks!  And he’s really pretty quiet – you might even say he speaks softly!

And on Sunday, we went to Tractor Supply to get horse feed – and we got his first bag of Adult Dog Food!  Yep – on 1 May, we’ll start mixing the big boy food in with the puppy food!  Can you even believe he’s almost a year old!? 🙂

Finn had a good time.  His obedience was a little slack – it was really busy there, lots of distractions.  But he got some pettings and lots of people admired his handsome self (one lady did think he was a Collie, though!).  And he got to ride in the new truck!

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I don’t think he was ready to be done with the adventure, do you?

A good weekend.

But – I’m behind again…go figure! 🙂

TTFN

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Stampin’ Up! Number of Years Basket Bunch Birthday

Well, here we are again – it’s Friday!  Whoo-hooo!  I don’t know about y’all, but I’ve got chores and errands and…cards cards cards to make this weekend!  I have to go out of town again next week, so gotta get ahead!

Three years ago at this time, I was in Florida running a test – and one of our guys and his wife had their baby.  A little girl.  One of the first ever cards that I made for a specific purpose went to them to celebrate that birth.  And each year since, I’ve sent a little gift and a card.

This year, I used an Easter stamp set from the Occasions catalog called Basket Bunch.  I paired it with the Number of Years stamp set and its matching Large Number Framelits.  Take a look-see:

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I used a sketch from the Freshly Made Sketches challenge for the layout:

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And the color scheme came from The Paper Players color challenge.

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I started with a Whisper White panel for the card front.  Using the sentiment from the Number of Years stamp set, I stamped it at the top of the panel in Blushing Bride.  When I put the stamp on my acrylic block, I curved it more than it already is, so that it would fit nicely above the handle of my basket.

Then I used the flower images in Number of Years to create a subtle, pale background.  I inked the foliage image in Smoky Slate and stamped-it-off-once on scrap paper before stamping it on the card stock.  I stamped the image all over the panel.  Then I stamped the little flowers in stamped-off-once Blushing Bride.

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The panel is matted on Copper Foil and then Blushing Bride card stock.  I used the Project Life Corner Rounder to round the two opposite corners, and SNAILd the stack together.

Now – if you’re new to my blog (welcome!), you might think I did that cuz I’m a wicked talented designer.

Well – sure.  Of course there’s that.

But – if you’ve been around for a while, you suspect I did that to cover a…boo-boo!  Yep.  You got it! 🙂

With everything all matted up, I laid a piece of Blushing Bride 3/8″ Striped Satin Ribbon across the card front, securing it with little bits of Liquid Glue.  Over that is a strip of Smoky Slate 1/8″ Stitched Ribbon.  Then it was time to make the focal point of the card!

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Using the Basket Builder Framelits, I cut the little basket and handle from some Copper Foil.  And I stamped three little bunnies from the Basket Bunch stamp set in Smoky Slate on Whisper White, colored them in with my Basic Gray Watercolor Pencil and Blushing Bride Stampin’ Write Marker and fussy cut them.

The final piece is a Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper “3”, cut with the Large Numbers Framelits.

To build the art, I adhered the handle to the card front with Liquid Glue.  Then I stuck a Glue Dot on the card stock and wound a few loops of Copper Metallic Thread around. Over that went the “3” and two little bunnies.  Hint:  The handle isn’t as “tall” as it looks here.  I adhered it with a gap above the basket – and covered the gap with the bunnies! 🙂  I popped the basket on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and added the third bunny.

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For the sentiment, I stamped two words from Number of Years in Smoky Slate and cut them out, edged them with the Blushing Bride Marker and stuck them to the basket with Liquid Glue.  And that was it for the card front!

On the inside, I repeated my stamped-off-once Smoky Slate and Blushing Bride flowers in the middle of a Whisper White panel.

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I repeated the corner rounding on the panel and its Copper Foil and Blushing Bride mats (in for a penny, in for a pound!) and then SNAILd the whole thing into my Smoky Slate card base.  I popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more Number of Years flowers on the front…

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…and I used a piece of Smoky Slate Carried Away DSP (free in the SAB flyer!) for the Envelope Flap.

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Et Voila!  I’m pretty sure that, at 3, she’s not going to be fawning all over a handmade card.  So it’s really for her parents, right?  I think they’ll get a smile from the pretty flowers, sparkly number and cute bunnies!  Fun that the Basket Bunch – an Easter bundle – can be so versatile, huh?  Hope you like!

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


HOST CODE FOR 16 FEB – 28 FEB: CUTQBNDN

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2016-17 Annual Catalog or the 2016 Holiday Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


SALE-A-BRATION GOING ON NOW!

SHOP

For every $50 you spend (before tax and shipping), you get a FREE Sale-A-Bration product. 

HOST

When you host a qualifying party or place an individual order of at least $250 in sales during Sale-A-Bration and you’ll earn $25 more in Stampin’ Rewards than you normally would!! Spend those on Host stamp sets or anything your heart desires.

JOIN THE CRITTERS-N-CREATIN’ KREW!

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Check out all the reasons you should join the family during Sale-A-Bration right here.  

Ready to pull the trigger? Don’t forget that big Demonstrator discount!! 🙂

Click Join Now or send me an e-mail and we’ll get you all hooked up!


Hope your day goes well and you get off a little early for the weekend!  🙂

TTFN

Mary


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:  


CARD CUTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:

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

Blushing Bride Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner)

Copper Foil:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); Basket Builder Framelits die cuts

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 3/4″ x 5″ (card front and inner liner); Basket Bunch Bunnies; Number of Years sentiments

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….

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One pill stolen from a bucket of horse feed….$2.00

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One can of “special”, veterinarian formula dog food…..$3.63

The look on the Finn-face when they handed him this bowl of charcoal-inundated “special”, veterinarian formula dog food….

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Priceless!

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Well, not really priceless.  More like $135!

Yes, he stole a horse pill this morning.  And the call to the vet resulted in:

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…puking (poor little dude!).  And then the trip to the vet and the eating of the nasty charcoal food (which, apparently, wasn’t all that nasty cuz he ate every bite!).

Lots better than the tube I was afeared they’d use to “dose” him!

So – that was our Thursday. Bleh…

But he’s fully recovered – might have been harder on the mom than the puppy! 😉

TTFN

P.S.  He also has a sprained toe.  Rough week for Finn-Chewie!!

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Stampin’ Up! Blossoms, Hearts and Sunshine Sayings Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

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Happy Thursday, y’all – and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!  It’s sketch week and I know our talented ladies will come up with some awesome projects for you so,  I hope you’ll take a few minutes to browse thru all our blogs today! 🙂

Here’s the sketch we’re all playing with….

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I decided to go kind of Old-School – meaning I used mostly products from the Annual Catalog.  More specifically, I went back to one of my favorite sets – the Grateful Bunch stamp set and matching Blossom Bunch Punch.  And I snagged a cute sentiment (I like the font!) from the Sunshine Sayings stamp set.  Take a look-see:

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I started by double matting a piece of the Sending Love DSP Stack paper – first on Daffodil Delight and then on Real Red.  Then I wrapped a length of Real Red 3/8″ Striped Satin Ribbon around the panel and secured it in the back with scotch tape.

Next up, I cut a Real Red heart with a die from the Sweet & Sassy Framelits, and embossed it in the Hearts TIEF.  Using a Glue Dot, I wrapped a couple three loops of Crushed Curry Baker’s Twine onto the card front, then popped the heart on top (DE-bossed side up!) with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

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I used the triple-flower image stamp in the Grateful Bunch stamp set to make several Daffodil Delight flowers on Whisper White, then punched them out with the Blossom Bunch Punch.  I could have used them like that, but I wanted them to look even more daisy-ish. so I went ahead and fussy cut them  – which eliminated the white edge.  Then I used my Bone Folder to gently curl the tips of the petals.

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I colored the centers of the large and small flowers with my Real Red Stampin’ Write Marker, then added a Daffodil Delight Enamel Shape.

The sentiment, from the Sunshine Sayings stamp set, is stamped in Real Red on a piece of Whisper White and cut into a banner with my Paper Snips.  I edged it with the Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Write Marker and adhered it to the heart with Liquid Glue.

Finally, I spread my little daisies all around the heart and sentiment with Liquid Glue, and that was it for the card front!

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On the inside, I stamped some more Daffodil Delight Grateful Bunch flowers in the corner of a Whisper White panel, and colored their centers with the Real Red Marker.

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I double matted the panel on Daffodil Delight and Real Red, and SNAILd it into my Whisper White card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more of the Grateful Bunch flowers on the front…

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…and some of the Sending Love DSP on the envelope flap.

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Et Voila!  I love how the elements from the different stamp and framelits sets came together with the new Sending Love DSP to create a sunshine-y clean and layered birthday card!  Hope you like! 🙂

Now that you’ve seen my project, please take a little time to visit all the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hoppers today!

If you click on the Next Blog button, you’ll go right to Jari Francis’ page. And you can just click on the names below to go direct to all the blogs!

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Amy Koenders

Shelagh Freemantle

Mary Deatherage – YOU ARE HERE!

Jari Francis

Kristi Gray

Jaime Babarczy

Have fun on the Hop!

TTFN

Mary


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CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Whisper White Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, score and fold at 5 1/2″); 5/8″ x 2 3/8″ (sentiment banner); 3 3/4″ x 5″ (inner liner); Grateful Bunch flowers

Real Red Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); Sweet & Sassy Framelits die cut

Daffodil Delight Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (mats for card front and for inner liner)

Sending Love DSP: 3 3/4″ x 5″ (card front); envelope flap

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Stampin’ Up! Avant Garden Big On Birthdays Card

Happy Hawwmp Day!  Hope your week is going well!

Today’s card share uses a set from the Occasions catalog that I hadn’t used until now.  Called Big On Birthdays, it lives up to its name – big, bold and beautiful Birthday sentiments.  And I added flowers from the beautiful – and free! – Avant Garden stamp set.  Take a look-see:

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