Happy Birthday

Stampin’ Up! Make a Difference Under the Sea

Mornin’, y’all1  Hope you’ve got a great weekend ahead of you!  Finny and I have some plans – we’re going to hit the Farmer’s Market and then he’s going to go to camp for a while so I can do some shopping!  When I called to make his reservation, I asked if there was room for Finn.  She asked my name – said they’ve got a few “Finn’s” who come.  When I told her my name, I also said – it’s the Aussie.  And SHE replied with “OH – I was hoping it was him – I just LOVE him!”  It’s a burden he bears with stoic dignity.

And a madly wiggling wriggler!

My card today is actually three cards.  I used the new Memories & More Small Notecards and Envelopes, the Make a Difference stamp set (which will be available to customers on 1 May in the Share What You Love early release) and … the octopus die from the Under The Sea Framelits.  Take a look-see:

I told you I was going to do it, y’all!  It was a moral imperative!  At least it was for me – a Trekkie from way back.  And I’m talking the real Trek – I’m Team Kirk all the way!

The layout for these cards is from this week’s TGIF Challenge Sketch.

So – in case you didn’t see my unveiling video the other night, there’s an octopus die in the new Under the Sea Framelits (avail on 1 June!) that happens to cut a perfect little United Federation of Planets (I’m a total geek!) emblem.

These are easy-peasy cards to make – it just takes a minute to cut 15 of the emblems from Gold Foil! 🙂

I made the card fronts in Command, Science and Security colors (aka Crushed Curry, Marina Mist and Real Red) – all matted on Basic Black.  Once everything was matted up, I used Tear & Tape Adhesive to adhere lengths of Basic Black 3/8 Shimmer Ribbon around them.

Each of the Gold Foil emblems is adhered with Liquid Glue to a 1/2″ Basic Black circle that I punched with the 1/2″ Circle Punch and popped onto the card fronts with a Stampin’ Dimensional.

Each card got a different sentiment.  The Crushed Curry card – I see as a great card for a graduation – or a new job…

I made the front sentiment using the letters in the Make A Difference stamp set (you’re going to want this set – and you can get it on 1 May!) – I stamped the words in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on Whisper White and snipped them out.  Then I edged them with my Crushed Curry Stampin’ Write Marker and added them with Liquid Glue.

On the inside, I stamped a sentiment from the In the Trees stamp set (2018 Occasions Catalog).  Then I used a cut-out of the emblem as a stencil and colored it with the Crushed Curry marker.  It’s outlined with my Journaling Pen!

For the Real Red card – I stamped a sentiment from the Host-exclusive Yay You in Tuxedo Black.  On the inside, I left it blank except for the Real Red emblem…

Finally – my personal favorite.  I used the letters in Make a Difference again, stamping the most iconic of Mr. Spock’s wise words.  After snipping them, I edged them with the Marina Mist Marker and adhered them.  On the inside, I stamped the sentiment from the Picture Perfect Birthday.

Each card front got some Silver star-shaped Metallic Enamel Shapes and the cards were done!

On the envelopes – I did three stenciled emblems on the fronts – all three envelopes are the same…

…and then the backs all got an emblem to match their card, as you saw above!

Et Voila!  A fun and easy pack of notecards for your favorite Trekkie – from totally-not-Star-Trek stamp sets and framelits!  I love the Make A Difference stamp set – its’ got the font you see plus a larger – much more ornate! – font set.  And I know I’ll be making an actual octopus – soon! – with the wonderful Under the Sea Framelits and it’s bundled Sea of Textures stamp set!  Hope you like!

TTFN

P.S.  StampNStorage has released their spacers so you can make the new Stampin’ Up! ink pads work nicely in the original Ink Pad Holders!  Check them out at the link on my Sidebar!


HOST CODE FOR 1 APR – 15 APR: QGNXZAWA

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


Share What You Love Bundle Early Release Coming Soon!

Exclusive Bundles for Every Crafter

We’ve created the perfect bundles so we can spread the love to every crafter! The Share What You Love Suite Early Release is our tribute to all of the wonderful people who have made—and continue to make—our company what it is today. Join us in celebrating the good times with our exclusive Statement of My Heart Single Stamp, which is available only during early release.

The early release for customers runs 1 – 31 May.

  • À la carte items available only during preorder period. (They will be available for purchase again when the 2018–2019 annual catalog is released on June 1, 2018.)
  • Bundles may be purchased via demonstrator, customer, workshop, or online order.
  • Bundles may be included as part of a new demonstrator’s Starter Kit (free items will be included).
  • Bundles are exclusive to the suite early release and will no longer be available after May 31, 2018. Individual items from the Share What You Love suite will be available when the 2018–2019 annual catalog is released on June 1, 2018.
  • There is no minimum purchase required to participate in this promotion.
  • There are no purchase limits in place during the customer sales period.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Although other catalog-related promotions will have some price increases (e.g., Product Purchase Premiere and 2018–2019 annual catalog preorder), nearly every item featured in the Share What You Love Suite Early Release will remain at its current price. The only exceptions are Old Olive Classic Stampin’ Pad (item 147090) and all ink pads featured in the In Color Collection 2018–2019 (item 147153).

Watch as Brandi Barnard shows you the bundles…

…and then check out the bundles for yourself by clicking the picture below to open a full-size PDF!


You’ve heard the rumors!  You’ve watched some videos.  You’ve started to see samples with new and wondrous colors!  Now you can get the information you need about the Stampin’ Up! 2018 Color Revamp, the newly re-designed Classic Ink Pads, and the real-deal on retiring inks!  Check out all the deets on my 2018 Color Revamp, Ink Pads and Retiring Color Info page!  There’s even an Online Color Coach for you to print out!  Enjoy! 🙂


Stampin’ Up! Products Used in this Project:

The Make A Difference stamp set, Under the Sea Framelits and Memories & More Note Cards & Envelopes will be available soon!

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Each card starts with a Memories & More Small Notecard and Envelope

Basic Black Card Stock: 3 1/8″ x 4 1/8″ (mats for card fronts and for inner liners); 1/2″ Circles (mats for emblems)

Whisper White Card Stock:  3″ x 4″ (inner liner); fussy cut words

Crushed Curry, Marina Mist and Real Red Card Stock: 3″ x 4″ (card fronts)

Gold Foil: emblems

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 mowed for a while on Friday – it was a gorgeous day and…the grass was getting tall in the back.

And – I like riding the mower.  I was mostly in the shade.  I had a drink to keep me cool.

Very nice way to spend an hour!

Until.

The woof showed up.

It was very scary.  I was worried for the safety of the ponies.

You can understand my concern…

You can see Cady was almost beside herself with fear.

Must be very frustrating to not inspire any more concern in the herd-ees than he does… 😉

TTFN

M

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Stampin’ Up! Share What You Love Graceful Glass Sneak Peek

Happy Day.

Happy Happy Friday!

Today, I considered using all current products.

And then, I spied with my little eye…The Share What You Love goodies laying in plain site on my craft table.  And decided…nah!  I’m playing with that gorgeous Share What You Love Specialty DSP, the Lovely Floral Dynamic TIEF and some of the goodies in the Share What You Love Embellishment Kit.  In the course of making the card, I also pulled out the Painted Glass stamp set and the fun Graceful Glass 6″ x 6″ Designer Vellum.  Take a look see:

 

My layout was inspired by the sketch challenge over at the Paper Craft Crew.

I began by embossing a Basic Black panel in the Lovely Florals Dynamic TIEF (available 1 May in the Gotta Have It All early release bundle!) and then I matted it on Grapefruit Grove card stock (1 June) with Fast Fuse.

With the largest circle Stitched Shapes Framelits die, I cut a circle image from the Graceful Glass 6″ x 6″ Designer Vellum (available 1 June).  I used a few Glue Dots to adhere it to the card front.

I pulled out one of the beautiful pearlized papers in the Share What You Love Specialty DSP and fussy cut some flowers.  Then I found a great leaves image in the Rooted in Nature stamp set (1 June) and stamped it in Tranquil Tide ink on Mint Macaron card stock (1 June), then cut it with the matching die in the Nature’s Roots Framelits (1 June – bundled with the Rooted in Nature set).

I also cut some leaves with the Eclectic Layers Thinlits – available now – from Basic Black.

I wound some Pear Pizzazz 3/8″ Shimmer Ribbon across the vellum circle with Glue Dots.

Finally, I stamped a sentiment from the Painted Glass stamp set in Grapefruit Grove on one of the pretty die cut sentiment labels in the Share What You Love Embellishment Kit.

I put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of the sentiment and used them to wind Silver Metallic Thread loops. Then I popped it over the ribbon.

I used Liquid Glue and Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals to layer all the flowers and leaves around the sentiment.

I added a couple of the silver rose embellishments to the large flowers (these might be my favorite embellishments EVER!) and some Share What You Love Artisan Pearls and the card front was done!

On the inside, I stamped the small rose image from the Painted Glass set in Tranquil Tide on a Whisper White panel.  Then I used my Clear Wink of Stella as a paintbrush to color the rose in Pool Party and Tranquil Tide.  Finally – cuz I really really love them! – I added another of the Share What You Love Artisan Pearls.

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

On the front of my Whisper White Medium Envelope, I added another Painted Glass rose in Tranquil Tide and Pool Party…

…and then added a little more of the beautiful Share What You Love Specialty DSP to the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Last night you got to see all the goodies in the Share What You Love bundle (the Gotta Have it All) – and I hope this card helps you know that YOU GOTTA HAVE IT ALL!  And – once June rolls around – plan to add the goodies from the Graceful Glass and Nature’s Poem Suites to your stash!  Hope you like!

I’ve added some info below about the Share What You Love early release down below – be sure to check it out, okay?  1 May is just around the corner!

TTFN


HOST CODE FOR 1 APR – 15 APR: QGNXZAWA

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


Share What You Love Bundle Early Release Coming Soon!

Exclusive Bundles for Every Crafter

We’ve created the perfect bundles so we can spread the love to every crafter! The Share What You Love Suite Early Release is our tribute to all of the wonderful people who have made—and continue to make—our company what it is today. Join us in celebrating the good times with our exclusive Statement of My Heart Single Stamp, which is available only during early release.

The early release for customers runs 1 – 31 May.

  • À la carte items available only during preorder period. (They will be available for purchase again when the 2018–2019 annual catalog is released on June 1, 2018.)
  • Bundles may be purchased via demonstrator, customer, workshop, or online order.
  • Bundles may be included as part of a new demonstrator’s Starter Kit (free items will be included).
  • Bundles are exclusive to the suite early release and will no longer be available after May 31, 2018. Individual items from the Share What You Love suite will be available when the 2018–2019 annual catalog is released on June 1, 2018.
  • There is no minimum purchase required to participate in this promotion.
  • There are no purchase limits in place during the customer sales period.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Although other catalog-related promotions will have some price increases (e.g., Product Purchase Premiere and 2018–2019 annual catalog preorder), nearly every item featured in the Share What You Love Suite Early Release will remain at its current price. The only exceptions are Old Olive Classic Stampin’ Pad (item 147090) and all ink pads featured in the In Color Collection 2018–2019 (item 147153).

Watch as Brandi Barnard shows you the bundles…

…and then check out the bundles for yourself by clicking the picture below to open a full-size PDF!


You’ve heard the rumors!  You’ve watched some videos.  You’ve started to see samples with new and wondrous colors!  Now you can get the information you need about the Stampin’ Up! 2018 Color Revamp, the newly re-designed Classic Ink Pads, and the real-deal on retiring inks!  Check out all the deets on my 2018 Color Revamp, Ink Pads and Retiring Color Info page!  There’s even an Online Color Coach for you to print out!  Enjoy! 🙂


Stampin’ Up! Products Used in this Project:

The Share What You Love goodies are available in the early release on 1 May.  The remainder of the new products will be available to customers on 1 June!

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Basic Black Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); Eclectic Layers Thinlits die cut leaves (x2)

Grapefruit Grove 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″ (inner liner); Vases Builder punched vaseShare What You Love Specialty DSP: envelope flap and fussy cut flowers on front

Mint Macaron Card Stock:  Rooted in Nature die cut leaves (x2)

Graceful Glass Designer Vellum: Circle on front – cut with the largest circle Stitched Shapes Framelits

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

Yesterday was grooming day!

The Man has gotten pretty stoic about it – he only rolls his eyes a little when I ask him to get up on “the spot” (a few beams in the barn so I don’t break my back brushing him!).

We do his feathers…

…and his skirt…

And, of course, the pantaloonies.

These fluffy beauties are no accident, people!

TTFN
M

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Stampin’ Up! Bubble Over With Happiness

Good morning and…HAPPY HAPPY HAAAWWWWMP DAY!

Does anyone know how to really spell HAAAWWWMP Day?  I think I spell it differently every week! 😉

Today I made a quick and fun birthday card with the Bubble Over stamp set and bundled Bottles & Bubbles Framelits.  The addition of some appropriately bubbly paper from the Myths & Magic Specialty DSP brought it all home.  Take a look-see:


I borrowed the layout from this week’s CAS(E) This Sketch challenge.

I started with a panel of Whisper White for the card front and added an angled piece of bubby paper from the Myths & Magic Specialty DSP (retiring with the Occasions catalog) with Liquid Glue.

I wrapped a length of Lemon Lime Twist 3/8″ Mini Striped Ribbon around the seam, using Tear & Tape Adhesive and securing it in the back.  Over that I wound some Whisper White Solid Baker’s Twine three times – also fastening it in the back, this time with Fast Fuse.  Then I Fast Fuse’d the whole thing to a Peekaboo Peach mat.

I stamped the Bubble Over sentiment in Bermuda Bay and added a little Lemon Lime Twist card stock heart that I’d cut with the die from the Bottles & Bubbles Framelits.

The bottle is stamped in Peekaboo Peach (it’s obviously orange soda!) on Whisper White and cut with its matching die.  I also stamped the two bottle caps – in Lemon Lime Twist and Bermuda Bay and cut them out.  They’re each popped onto a Silver Foil “cap” – created with the fun cutting/embossing die in the set – with a Stampin’ Dimensional.

I dry fit the bottle and caps and then stamped the bubbles in Pool Party ink and a few Lemon Lime Twist hearts over where the bottle would be placed.  Then I popped it and the caps on with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I stamped the bottle label image in Bermuda Bay on Lemon Lime Twist card stock, fussy cut it to avoid a border, and popped it onto the bottle with Dimensionals.

I added round Glitter & Clear Epoxy Shapes over the bubbles and droplet-shapes onto the bottle – and the card front was done!

On the inside, I added Pool Party bubbles, Lemon Lime Twist hearts and round Glitter & Clear Epoxy Shapes to a Whisper White panel.

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Peekaboo Peach mat and into my Bermuda Bay card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got Bermuda Bay bubbles and Lemon Lime Twist hearts on the front…

…and more Myths & Magic Specialty DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Bubble Over – with Happiness!  Fun how the Myths & Magic DSP works so perfectly with an orange soda!!  And love the Bottles & Bubbles Framelits!  This is another set that is carrying over – but won’t offer the bundled 10% savings!  So…you know what you need to do!  Hope you like!

TTFN


HOST CODE FOR 1 APR – 15 APR: QGNXZAWA

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


Select products from the 2018 Occasions Catalog and 2017-2018 Annual Catalog are retiring—and this is your last chance to get them! Check out all the details below, then get busy stocking up on your favorites before they’re gone!

Here’s the deets:

  • Promotion dates: April 9–May 31, 2018 beginning at 1:00 PM (MT)
  • There is no minimum purchase required to participate in this promotion.
  • Retiring items may be added to all order types: demonstrator, workshop, customer, and online.
  • All retiring items are only available while supplies last and will be discontinued after May 31.
  • Due to high demand for retiring stamp sets, retiring stamp sets will be guaranteed available until May 25; all other products are not guaranteed and are only available while supplies last.
  • Retiring items are eligible for Stampin’ Rewards with qualifying orders.
  • Retiring host sets can only be purchased using Stampin’ Rewards from a qualifying party.

Possible further priced reductions….

  • Depending on inventory levels, discounts on select products may be introduced on or after May 8.
    • These discounts will not be pre-announced.
    • If you buy a product at retail price and then it is later discounted, Stampin’ Up! will not refund the difference.
    • If there is a product you want, we recommend buying it right away and not waiting to see if it’s discounted later or you risk it being sold out.
    • If you start an order before a discount is announced, the order will not include the discounted pricing. If you want to order a product that has been discounted, you will need to start the order after the discounts are announced.

Order Deadline:  May 31, 2018, by 11:50 PM (MT)

The Annual catalog retiring list and the Occasions Catalog list are in PDF or Excel formats below!  Check them out and then head on over to my Online Store to gather up all your favorites!

Retiring Annual Catalog – PDF                    Retiring Occasions Catalog – PDF

Retiring Annual Catalog – Excel                  Retiring Occasions Catalog – Excel

Here’s a link to my Online Store…or you can click the link in the sidebar!

Happy shopping, y’all!


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″)

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

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); Bottles & Bubbles die cut bottles and caps

Silver Foil: Bottles & Bubbles die cut caps

Myths & Magic Specialty DSP: 3 7/8″ x about 1 3/4″ at the tallest side (angled piece 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!

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Finn Fan Fix

I’ve been trying to get back into the exercise and diet groove after falling so far off the wagon this past weekend that I couldn’t even hear the jingle of the harness!

To that end – I’ve resumed walking to and from the mailbox.  And the barn.  And taking the long way to feed.

Finn – as the designated mom escort/defender accompanies me on these jaunts.

He’s never sure when we might go, so…he maintains a close watch (unless he’s asleep and then…well.  I have to remind him of his duties)

And, since he’s never really sure how long the walks will be – he’s always prepared.

See it?

Here.

Now do you see it?

Yes – it’s his Prime Rib bone.

Just.  In.  Case.

TTFN
M

 

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Stampin’ Up! True Gentleman in Plaid

Good Monday, y’all!  It’s the Monday after OnStage – and…wow!  What a weekend it was!  Lots of surprises and fun give-aways!  Saw lots of demonstrator friends-from-afar!  Totally wonderful – and…whew!  I’m tired!  And already excited for Orlando in November!

If you were able to join me last night for my Facebook Live video, I sure do appreciate you spending some of your weekend with me! If not, but you’d like to take a look, here’s the YouTube link.

One of the nicest Suites in the Occasions catalog is the Truly Tailored suite of products  – they’re just perfect for making masculine cards!  Which is exactly what I did with this card today.  I used the Truly Tailored stamp set for the sentiments and the handsome plaid in the True Gentleman DSP.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! True Gentleman Video Sneak Peek

Wow, y’all!  I can’t believe another OnStage Local is in the books!  One second…I’m leavin’-in-a-mini-van and the next?  Headed back to the house!

The event was wonderful and the new catalog lives up to all our expectations!

And speaking of expectations, let me let you in on what’s going to happen in the next few days, okay?

Tomorrow afternoon – after 3pm Eastern, we’ll get together on FB for a few minutes to go over the goodies that I got at CenterStage and OnStage.  A couple of stamp sets and a few other things.  And I’ll probably do a quick post with pictures of the new items and the display boards.

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Stampin’ Up! Hold on to Hope Happy Birthday for Stamp Ink Paper #144

Mornin’, my peeps!  Hope the week is moving along nicely for you!  I realized last night that OnStage is THIS weekend!  I don’t know when I thought 7 Apr was, but…apparently it’s THIS weekend!  And Brian King’s Spring Stamping Event is the day before that!! Yikes – I went from rolling smoothly along to behind-as-I-can-be! 😉  But it’s all good – cuz…it’s going to be AWESOME!!  And, I’m going to get my first peek at the new 2018-2019 Annual Catalog! Whoo-hoo-hoo-hoo-HOOOOO!!!

But – I’m getting ahead of myself!  Today, being Tuesday, is all about the new Stamp Ink Paper challenge.  We’ve got a theme this week – Happy Birthday!

I decided to showcase the versatility of the Hold On To Hope stamp set, so I combined it with the wonderful Happy Birthday Thinlit and a little Sheet Music.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Picture Perfect Pop-Out Birthday

Mornin’, my peeps!  Here we are, back at work, heh?  Man – the weekend goes so fast, doesn’t it?  Hope yours was good.

If you were able to join me last night for my Facebook Live video, thanks so much for spending part of your weekend with me!  If not and you’d like to watch, here’s the YouTube replay.  Fair warning – we did do the fun-fold in the card I’m sharing with you today.  But we made a completely different card (which, OBTW, you’ll see tomorrow!).  Check it out.

The card that I gave you a sneak peek of on Sunday is a pop-and-twist fun fold card.  It uses the Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set and some of the too-fun Picture Perfect Party DSP.  It’s a party in paper and card stock!  Take a look-see:

Of course, the funnest part of this card comes when you open it! Continue reading

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Stampin’ Up! Picture Perfect Video Sneak Peek

Good morning, my peeps!  How goes your weekend!?

Being Sunday, I’m bringing you a sneak peek of the card we’ll make tonight on my Facebook Live video!  It’s got some Picture Perfect Birthday and a little Picture Perfect Party DSP – and…well.  A few hidden surprises that I think you’ll like!  Here’s a sneaky peek!

I hope that you’ll be able to join me – here’s a link to my Stamps-N-Lingers FB page!  I’ll be on at 8pm Eastern. Continue reading

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Stampin’ Up! Celebrate Amazing Eclectic Expression for the Stamp Ink Paper #142

Hey guys!  It’s Tuesday so that means another fun challenge for you to play along with from Stamp Ink Paper!  And it’s color week!

I used a few goodies that you can get for FREE for another couple of weeks before Sale-A-Bration comes to an end on 31 Mar!  With a $50 purchase, you can get the Myths & Magic 6″ x 6″ Glimmer Paper, the Eclectic Expressions or Amazing You stamp sets, 3/8″ Shimmer Ribbon Pack, Tutti-Frutti Cards & Envelopes or the Simple Stripes TIEF!  With a $100 purchase, getcha the Celebrate You Thinlits!  Yep – used them all.  Take a look-see:

Can you guess the colors for SIP #142?  Hope you’ll come and play along with us this week! Continue reading

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Stampin’ Up! Lovely Wishes on Brusho Textures

Happy Happy Friday!  It’s a Springy day here in GA – warmer again, with some rain coming but a good weekend ahead!  Finn-y and I may hit the Puppy Tubs tomorrow cuz…we’re headed up to Amy’s for a team meeting on Sunday!  He is so looking forward to eating lunch with the ladies and making a few projects! And he really likes to be looking his best for his fans! 🙂

My card today was inspired by one I saw on Pinterest, made by Anne Matasci – you can check out her beautiful card right here!

I went a very different color direction than Anne did, choosing greens and neutrals for a very organic look.  And I used the Lovely Wishes stamp set for my floral images.  Take a look-see:

And the reason I aimed for this color scheme is the The Card Concept challenge this week.

I started with a piece of Canson 90lb Cold-Pressed Watercolor paper to make my “tiles”.  With my Aqua Painter, I wet the paper pretty liberally.  Then I sprinkled it with the Moss Green powder in the Brusho set.  Using the Aqua Painter, I squished the color around to spread it and soften it.  Finally, I sprinkled some more of the Brusho on and left those “bursts” alone.  I carefully soaked up some extra water with the edge of a paper towel and let the panel dry naturally.

When the paper was dry, I cut it into 9 – 1 1/8″ x 1 3/8″ tiles.  Then I pulled out my Soft Suede ink pad and Timeless Textures stamp set.  I used the flourish image full strength on three tiles, then I stamped three more with the dots image and three more in the grid image in stamped-off-once ink.

I stamped various images from the Lovely Wishes stamp set on the tiles in Always Artichoke ink and filled in the leaves with my Old Olive Stampin’ Write Marker.  Then I built the card front with an Old Olive panel and adhered the tiles with Liquid Glue.  There’s a gap in the tiles under the ribbon and sentiment banner.

I Fast Fuse’d the card front to a Very Vanilla mat, then wrapped a length of 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon around it all – covering the gap in the tiles – and securing it in the back with Fast Fuse.  I looped four strands of the burlap ribbon that I’d pulled out of another length and secured them to the card front – under the ribbon – with a couple of Glue Dots.

For the sentiment, I stamped the sentiment from Lovely Wishes in Soft Suede on a strip of Very Vanilla, edged it with my Old Olive Marker, and adhered it to the ribbon with Liquid Glue.

The embellishment is a Linen Thread double-loop Billie Moan bow (sorry – it had to be done!), a tiny bow from Very Vanilla Solid Baker’s Twine, a True Gentleman Button, and two Touches of Nature Elements leaves.  And that was it for the card front.

On the inside, I simply stamped some more of the Lovely Wishes leaves and flowers in Always Artichoke on a Very Vanilla panel.

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to an Old Olive and Very Vanilla mat and into my Soft Suede card base, Fast Fuse’d the front on as well, and the card was done.

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got more Lovely Wishes in Always Artichoke on the front…

…and on the back, straddling the edge of the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I’m still not very comfortable with the Brusho, but…I loved this technique with the small Lovely Wishes floral images and bits of Timeless Textures.  It turned out very organic and collage-y and…I hope you like it as much as I do!

TTFN

Mary  


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CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

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

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

Old Olive Card Stock: 3 3/4″ x 5″ (card front and mat for inner liner)

Watercolor Paper: 1 1/8″ x 1 3/8″ (x 9 – small panels on front)

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Finn Fan Fix

Very early on, when Finn-y was just a young ‘un, I taught him a cardinal rule.

Never.  And I mean never ever ever – go in a horse stall.

Empty or otherwise.

Two reasons.

First?  Poop.  Horse poop.  Lots of it.  Which, in dog-land, is an all-you-can-eat buffet at the Golden Corral.

Ick.

That’s me, not him.

Second?  And even more importantly?  Horse.  Big ole horse who might be eating and might not take too kindly to a goofy dog lurking about in his bedroom.

So – that’s the rule.

Finn follows it pretty religiously.

Except…

No, Mom.  I was not in the stall vacuuming up Bo’s dropped feed.

I don’t know where this horse stall bedding all over my nose came from.

It depends on your definition of…”in“!

Now.  About that bite of carrot…

TTFN
M

 

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