Happy Birthday

Stampin’ Up! Happy Birthday To You Gorgeous!

Mornin’, y’all!  Hope your weekend is going well so far!  Not sure we’re hitting the dog show today, cuz we’re supposed to get some weather around lunch time.  Guess we’ll see how the day progresses!

For my card today, I pulled out the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set and the Happy Birthday Thinlits die to make a bright and pretty birthday card.  Take a look-see:

I drew inspiration for the layout from the Sketch Saturday challenge – I just turned it on its side:

And my colors are from the MFT Color Challenge:

I started with a piece of Powder Pink paper from the new Fresh Florals DSP Stack (avail 1 June) and SNAILd it to a Basic Gray mat for the card front.

On my Whisper White art panel, I first stamped a few flowers from the Happy Birthday Gorgeous (avail 1 June) – I stamped the outline in Basic Gray Archival Ink and the fill image in Powder Pink.

I matted the panel on Basic Gray and popped it over the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The sentiment is from the coordinating Happy Birthday Thinlits – I cut one in Berry Burst card stock (1 June) and one in Peekaboo Peach.  Then I used a bit of Liquid Glue to adhere them together – offsetting them a little to make a shadow.  Then I adhered it to the panel with Liquid Glue.

I stamped the large and small flowers from Happy Birthday Gorgeous in Berry Burst and Peekaboo Peach on Whisper White and fussy cut them.  Then I popped them on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and added Peekaboo Peach Enamel Shapes to the centers.

The last thing I did was to add the Happy Birthday Gorgeous sentiment in Berry Burst under the die cut sentiment.

On the inside, I added a balloon from Happy Birthday Gorgeous.  I stamped the dotted image in Peekaboo Peach on a Whisper White panel, then I added the second image in Basic Gray Archival Ink.  Finally, I added the little tassel image in Berry Burst.

I SNAILd the panel to a Basic Gray mat and into my Berry Burst card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got a few more Happy Birthday Gorgeous balloons in Peekaboo Peach, Powder Pink and Basic Gray on the front…

…and I added a little more of the Fresh Florals DSP to the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Balloons, flowers, sentiments galore!  What’s not to love about the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set and its bundled Happy Birthday Thinlits (yep – bundled so you can get them both and save 10%!).  Hope you like and are adding these to your wish list!

TTFN

Mary 


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


Still Time to Get Yours!

Stamps-N-Lingers 2017-2018 Annual Catalog Shares

 

What are catalog shares, you ask?  Well…think of them as a Test Drive of a new catalog!

In this Annual Catalog, there are 16 new Designer Papers….14 new Embellishments…..and more new ribbons than I can count!!  If you were to buy one of each of them –  you’d spend over $600!  Shares are a great way to get a little of everything from the new Catalog!  You get a chance to “try before you buy”!

I’ve got a few options for you to pick from:  a New Designer Series Paper Share, a New Ribbons/Embellishments Share, and an I Want It All Share (this one gets a couple of free extra goodies!!).  You can get all the details and a full list of what you’ll get with each share type and get signed up for your Share right here.  Don’t delay – 30 May is the cutoff date!


PAPER PUMPKIN NEWS!

Here’s the fine-print!

  • For first-time subscribers only.
  • Subscribers must join by Saturday, June 10, 2017; 11:50 PM (MT).
  • Available for month-to-month subscriptions, not prepaid subscriptions.
  • Discount applied to one kit per month for the first three months of a new subscription. After that, the price for each month’s kit will return to the regular price of $19.95
  • Enter the promo code, STARTHERE, at PaperPumpkin.com to subscribe.

The Eastern Palace Suite is available thru the end of May in two awesome bundles!  Just so you know, while all the products will still be available when the catalog goes live on 1 June, these bundles will NOT be!  Nope – they go away at the end of May.

Bundle #1 – The Starter Bundle – Item #147196 – $60.50   Perfect for the beginning crafter!!

Bundle #2 – The Premier Bundle – #147207 – $103.50  Perfect for the more experienced crafter or, if you’re anything like me, you just want it all! 😎

Get a complete list of everything included in both bundles on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page!


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT

Happy Birthday Gorgeous, the Happy Birthday Thinlits die, Fresh Florals DSP Stack and the 2017-2019 In Colors products will be available on 1 June!


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Berry Burst Card Stock (1 June): 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, score and fold at 5 1/2″); Happy Birthday Thinlits die cut

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

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 1/8″ x 4 3/8″ (art panel); 4″ x 5 1/4″ (inner liner); Happy Birthday Gorgeous flowers

Fresh Florals DSP stack (1 June): 4″ x 5 1/4″ (card front): envelope flap  

Peekaboo Peach Card Stock: Happy Birthday Thinlits die cut

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…

Well, construction on the patio continues apace – regardless of the hot and humid weather we’re having.

Wayne put in a new faucet near the area where my elevated gardens will be.

Fortunately – he had an assist from the WBQA2 CEO…

Once he and Wayne had filled the hole in, he took advantage of the cool dirt…Check.  The.  Hands.

Just chillaxin’ here, Mom!

TTFN

M

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Stampin’ Up! Birthday Memories Suite Sneak Peek

Hey, y’all!  Welcome to Saturday!  Hope you’ve got some big plans for your weekend – even if it’s sit around and do nothing!

Which sounds pretty freakin’ amazing, doesn’t it??  We have dog school, errands, patio building and Guardians of the Galaxy on our list.  So – I’m going to make this quick! 🙂

As I promised, I branched out a bit and am bringing you a card made with the new Birthday Memories Suite! This suite has an old-fashioned feel that’s really cool.  I used the Birthday Delivery stamp set, the matching Birthday Friends Framelits and some of the Birthday Memories DSP.  Take a look-see:

The layout is inspired by the sketch challenge at CAS(E) This Sketch.

So, first jump outta the gate, there’s a cool little secret in the Birthday Memories DSP!  Several of the images scattered amongst the papers fit the Birthday Friends Framelits!  So – you can just die cut a pretty image that’s already perfectly colored for you by the artists at Stampin’ Up!  🙂

I started with the Daffodil Delight paper and, using the bouquet die in the Birthday Friends Framelits, I cut the bouquet from the paper.  Then I SNAILd the rest of the panel to an Early Espresso mat.  I knew that the gaping hole in the panel would be covered up by the rest of the card!

Next up is the colorful striped paper, also matted on Early Espresso and then SNAILd to the card front.  I layered a piece of 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon over the paper, then wrapped some of the new Pacific Point 1/4″ Stitched-Edge Ribbon around it, securing it in the back with scotch tape.

My art panel is a piece of Whisper White card stock, SNAILd to Early Espresso.  I stamped the little girl image from Birthday Delivery in Crumb Cake.  Then I inked over her socks and shoes with my Early Espresso Stampin’ Write Marker and colored her socks with my Calypso Coral Marker and her hair in Daffodil Delight.

I decided to do a little piecing on her dress.  So I stamped the girl image again on a piece of Calypso Coral paper from the Delightful Daisy DSP and fussy cut her dress.  So that I could keep her arms white (and not Coral!!), I cut the dress in two pieces.  Then I used Liquid Glue to adhere the paper to the image.

I popped my die-cut bouquet over the top of the image with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  

I stamped the Birthday Delivery sentiment in Pacific Point under my little girl.  Then I popped the panel over the ribbon.  I used a double-stack of Dimensionals in each corner – to accommodate the thickness of the ribbon.

I tied a bow with the Pacific Point 1/4″ Stitched Edge Ribbon and adhered it to the panel with Liquid Glue – and that was it for the card front.

On the inside, I stamped a second sentiment from Birthday Delivery in Pacific Point on a Whisper White panel.  Using the little party hat image, I inked the hat in Sweet Sugarplum and the pom-pom in Blushing Bride and added it at the top of the sentiment.  Then I cut a couple of presents from the Birthday Memories DSP with the matching die from Birthday Friends.  I also fussy cut a few more presents, and adhered them across the bottom with Liquid Glue.

I SNAILd the panel to an Early Espresso mat and into my Pacific Point card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got some Birthday Delivery presents stamped across the front.  I stamped them all in Crumb Cake, then colored them with my Pacific Point, Soft Sky, Calypso Coral, Sweet Sugarplum and Rich Razzleberry Stampin’ Write Markers…

…and then I added a little more of the Birthday Memories DSP to the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  This Birthday Memories Suite is a fun way to craft birthday cards for kids and adults alike – and I love that you can die cut the images right out of the Designer Paper!  What a great idea SU! came up with!  I hope you like!

TTFN

Mary 


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


Stamps-N-Lingers 2017-2018 Annual Catalog Shares are Open

 

What are catalog shares, you ask?  Well…think of them as a Test Drive of a new catalog!

In this Annual Catalog, there are 16 new Designer Papers….14 new Embellishments…..and more new ribbons than I can count!!  If you were to buy one of each of them –  you’d spend over $600!  Shares are a great way to get a little of everything from the new Catalog!  You get a chance to “try before you buy”!

I’ve got a few options for you to pick from:  a New Designer Series Paper Share, a New Ribbons/Embellishments Share, and an I Want It All Share (this one gets a couple of free extra goodies!!).  You can get all the details and a full list of what you’ll get with each share type and get signed up for your Share right here.  Don’t delay – 30 May is the cutoff date!


PAPER PUMPKIN NEWS!

Any of this sound familiar?

  • I want a creative escape but I don’t have a lot of time.
  • I’m not sure I’m ready to commit to papercrafting, but I want to try it.
  • I love to create but I don’t always feel creative.
  • I need some fresh project ideas.
  • How can I craft when I don’t have all the “crafting stuff” I need?

Well, Paper Pumpkin says, “No more excuses!” Because with our kits, you have everything you need in one box. You’ll get:

  • An expertly-designed project
  • All the supplies to complete the project, pre-cut and ready to go
  • Step-by-step instructions (including a video)
  • Something new and different every month

Here’s the fine-print!

  • For first-time subscribers only.
  • Subscribers must join by Saturday, June 10, 2017; 11:50 PM (MT).
  • Available for month-to-month subscriptions, not prepaid subscriptions.
  • Discount applied to one kit per month for the first three months of a new subscription. After that, the price for each month’s kit will return to the regular price of $19.95
  • Enter the promo code, STARTHERE, at PaperPumpkin.com to subscribe.

The Eastern Palace Suite is available thru the end of May in two awesome bundles!  Just so you know, while all the products will still be available when the catalog goes live on 1 June, these bundles will NOT be!  Nope – they go away at the end of May.

Bundle #1 – The Starter Bundle – Item #147196 – $60.50   Perfect for the beginning crafter!!

The Starter Bundle includes:

  • Eastern Beauty Photopolymer Stamp Set
  • Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper
  • Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers
  • Fresh Fig, Lemon Lime Twist, and Tranquil Tide Classic Stampin’ Pads
  • FREE GIFT: new Very Vanilla Note Cards & Envelopes 

Bundle #2 – The Premier Bundle – #147207 – $103.50  Perfect for the more experienced crafter or, if you’re anything like me, you just want it all! 😎

This super-sized bundle includes:

  • Eastern Beauty Photopolymer Stamp Set
  • Eastern Medallions Thinlits Dies
  • Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper
  • Eastern Palace Cardstock Pack
  • Mini Tassels Assortment
  • Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers
  • Fresh Fig, Lemon Lime Twist, and Tranquil Tide Classic Stampin’ Pads
  • FREE GIFT: Very Vanilla Medium Envelopes
  • FREE GIFT: new Very Vanilla Thick Cardstock 

STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT

The Birthday Memories Suite, Delightful Daisy DSP and 1/4″ Stitched-Edge Ribbon will be available on 1 June. 


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

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

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

Birthday Memories DSP (avail 1 Jun) : 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); 1 1/4″ x 3 7/8″ (striped DSP panel); Bouquet die cut; envelope flap

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

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…

So a couple days ago, Finn and I had a close encounter.

Of the quacking kind!

We went down to the back pond for our normal morning frisbee/bumper/ponding session and discovered…

A handsome Mallard drake and his lovely lady friend. 🙂

What was so interesting is that we drove the golf cart right up to the pond, Finn was bounding about as usual.

And they just paddled to and fro….with a little bit of hither and yon thrown in…

I’m not sure that Finn really knew what to make of them.  He certainly kept an eye on them, but…showed no interest in flushing them or herding them.

Live and let live, that’s his motto.

Unless you’re a squirrel.

Or a bug.  He hates him some bugs!!  

TTFN

M

Categories: Happy Birthday | Tags: , , , , | 16 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Watercolor Happy Birthday Thinlit Sneak Peek

Mornin’, y’all!  How goes your week?  We’re rushing towards Wednesday – my hubby is having some surgery that day (tomorrow!!) and I’m trying to get everything done and ready.  Busy days ahead, heh?

One of the new products in the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog is the Happy Birthday Thinlit (which coordinates and is bundled with the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set).  Just a single, bold and beautiful die…All you have to do is add a little color.  Take a look-see:

I just love this font – it’s very much like the pretty a la carte stamp set called Stylized Birthday, which is one of my favorites!

I played along with three challenges on this one.  The first, from TGIF Challenges, inspired the layout.

And my color palette is from the Just Us Girls challenge.

Finally – the Global Design Project is a theme challenge, and this card works perfectly for that one, too!

I started with some Canson 90lb Cold-Press Watercolor Paper for my card front.  Using my Watercolor Pencils, I added some Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight and Calypso Coral.  I let the colors overlap – and added some Daffodil Delight to the Calypso Coral to make it a little peachier!

Once I had a lot of color laid down, I used my Aqua Pen to blur my scribbled lines and blend the color some.  Then I let it dry completely.

My sentiment is from the Happy Birthday Thinlit – cut once in Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper and once in Melon Mambo card stock.  When the card front was completely dry, I used Liquid Glue to add the Melon Mambo die cut, then I added the Dazzling Diamonds cut over the top – offsetting it a little for a shadow effect,

I SNAILd the panel to a Melon Mambo mat, added a few Daffodil Delight Enamel Shapes and the card front was done!

For the inner liner, I pulled out the new Lovely Laurels Thinlits (also available 1 June) and cut the little flourish dies from the corners of a Whisper White panel.

I SNAILd the panel to a piece of Melon Mambo card stock and into my Peekaboo Peach card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

For my Whisper White Medium Envelope, I cut the two little flourishes again – this time from Melon Mambo card stock – and used Liquid Glue to adhere the little cut out pieces to the front…

…and on the envelope flap, I used the pieces of card stock with the negatives of the little flourishes as stencils to sponge a little design in Peekaboo Peach and Daffodil Delight.

Et Voila!  Super quick, super easy, super pretty!  A trifecta!!!  Hope you like – and will be adding this Happy Birthday Thinlit to your wish list!

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


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You can see the Retiring List right here! There are some great deals on some awesome products so get your lists ready – go take a peek and happy shopping!  Here’s a handy link to the Retiring Products in my Online Store. 🙂

All the details are on my Promotions page – so check it out!


Be Sure You’re Going to Receive Your Own Copy of the new

2017-2018 Annual Catalog!!

I’ll be mailing a new Stampin’ Up! catalog to anyone on my customer list who has made a $50 or more purchase in the past 12 months.   PLEASE, if you are one of my regular customers, log in to your online account (here), click on your Account Information and verify that your mailing address is correct so that you’ll get your new catalog quick as you can!


See you mañana, y’all!

TTFN
Mary


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:   

The Happy Birthday Thinlit and the Lovely Laurels Thinlits will be available on 1 June!


CARD CUTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:

Peekaboo Peach Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card stock, scored and folded at 5 1/2″)

Canson 90lb Cold Press Watercolor Paper (non SU!): 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front)

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

Melon Mambo Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); Happy Birthday Thinlits die cut

Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper: Happy Birthday Thinlits die cut

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…

One piece of getting ready for surgery-day is making sure all the animals are accounted for and taken care of (to my satisfaction!).  In a shining example of “timing is everything” – all the folks who would normally feed the horses and take Finn for the day are out of town.

The hospital is close enough I can feed the horses.

But I was hating the thought of Finn being in his kennel all day – and we’re not sure when we’ll get home tomorrow.

So – he’s going to Doggie Summer Camp!  I got a super recommendation for a spot and we took him yesterday for a visit and…well…an interview!!

It’s the No Place Like Home Kennel – and…it’s awesome!  The dogs are allowed to play with each other (if they’re well behaved – CHECK!) and play in the pond (if their parents let them – DOUBLE CHECK) and they take them for long runs in their huge fenced pasture (CHECK CHECK and CHECK)!!

During the interview (which – as I know you’ve guessed, he passed with flying colors! 😎) he met Ryder – a young Aussie-cross boarder.  

And they played….

…and they played.  Until Finn just stopped to pant.  And grin!

They have a young lady dog coming today that likes to leap off the dock and swim.  I suspect Finny will be in love.  And wet!

It’s an awesome-good spot and I know he’s going to have a great time!

Heck – I hope he even wants to come home when we pick him up!!

TTFN

M

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Stampin’ Up! Window Shopping Birthday Candles – Two Ways!

Happy Hawmp Day, y’all!  I’m one day and a wake-up away from heading to Savannah!  OnStage here I come!  Oh – and CenterStage, too!!  Whoo-hoo!  When I get back, I’m gonna be full of new ideas and in possession of the new catalog, some fun swag (stamp sets and new papers and….oh, who knows what goodness there will be!!)  I tell ya – it’s a great time of the year to be a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator!! 🙂

My card for today comes from the Window Shopping bundle – available now in the Occasions catalog as a 10% off bundle! – and is a quick and easy Birthday card!  Take a look-see:


Pssst…that’s Night of Navy even though it looks like its black! 🙂

I did a CASE-piration from the Succeed Magazine (Stampin’ Up! publication for demonstrators) for the idea for the card.

The color scheme is from the Global Design Project color challenge this week…


I made this card as a smaller Note Card – perfect for adding to the inside of a gift box!

I started with a piece of Whisper White card stock.  First, I cut the Window Box Thinlits candles and then I stamped the sentiment from the Window Shopping stamp set in Night of Navy, using my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to position it where I wanted it.

Behind the candles, using some dabs of Liquid Glue, I adhered a small piece of So Saffron card stock (behind the flames) and a piece of Night of Navy card stock (behind the candles).  Then I SNAILd the panel to a So Saffron mat and then to a Night of Navy mat.


I wrapped a piece of Night of Navy Solid Baker’s Twine around the panel and tied a small bow.  To finish it off, I used my So Saffron Stampin’ Write Marker to gently color the bottom parts of the sentiment.  I added a few So Saffron Enamel Shapes and the card front was done!

On the inside, I added the cupcake image from the Window Shopping stamp set across the bottom of a Whisper White panel in So Saffron.


I SNAILd the panel to So Saffron and Night of Navy mats and into my Whisper White card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals, and the card was done!

I used an envelope from the Whisper White Note Cards and Envelopes set, and stamped more So Saffron Window Shopping cupcakes across the front…


And I added a second Window Shopping sentiment in Night of Navy to the envelope flap, plus another couple of cupcakes.


Here’s where I’d usually say “Et Voila!” – but first…


I made the same card – but used Blushing Bride and Pink Pirouette to make it a more feminine card!  Same.  Exact.  Card.  Different color scheme!  Easy Peasy!


Et Voila!  This is a really fun bundle – and this card doesn’t even get to the actual box that’s made with the Window Box Thinlits.


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


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It’s Almost Time to Welcome the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog!!

 

Here’s what’s coming in the days, weeks and months ahead!

  • 8 April 17:  Demonstrators attending Stampin’ Up! OnStage get to see (and pre-order!) the new 2017-2018 catalog!!
  • 10 April 17 – That’s this Monday and it’s a BIG DAY – Take a look-see at all that happens right at 1pm Mountain Time!….
    • Demonstrators are allowed to share sneak peeks of new catalog items they saw at the OnStage event!
    • At the same time, the new catalog will be available online for DEMONSTRATORS ONLY!
    • The RETIRING LISTS for customers and demonstrators will be released – watch my blog (here) for that list – I’ll get it posted for you just as quick as I can!
  • 10 April 10 – 31 May 17: Retiring products are available WHILE SUPPLIES LAST, so tarry not!
  • 31 May 17: This is the very last day to order from the Annual catalog and Occasions catalog – for items still in stock.
  • 1 Jun 17: first day for customers to order from the NEW 2017-2018 catalog!!  Whoo-hooo!

I’m just assuming YOU want your own copy of the new catalog!!  How can you get it?

Mid-May 2017:  I’ll be mailing a new Stampin’ Up! catalog to anyone on my customer list who has made a $50 or more purchase in the past 12 months.   PLEASE, if you are one of my regular customers, log in to your online account (here), click on your Account Information and verify that your mailing address is correct so that you’ll get your new catalog quick as you can!

Demonstrator Perks!

So, didja notice that there are some pretty cool perks for being a demonstrator!??  This is such a fun time of year to be a Demonstrator, cuz seeing the new catalog early and getting to pre-order and play with the new goodies…well.  It’s a heckuva a lot of fun and I’m so excited for this weekend!

If you want to share in the excitement, you can join the Stampin’ Up! family and my Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew TODAY and you, too, can see the new catalog on Monday, 10 Apr!!!

Check out more details HERE, or click the link below to join the Krew!


Tomorrow’s the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop, so I’ll be back bright and early at 7am Eastern!

See y’all tomorrow! 🙂

TTFN

Mary


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:     


CARD CUTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 1/2″ x 10″ (card base, scored and folded at 5″); 

Night of Navy/Blushing Bride Card Stock: 3 1/4″ x 4 3/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 1 1/4″ x 2″ (behind the candles)

So Saffron Card Stock: 3 1/8″ x 4 5/9″ (Second mats for card front and for inner liner); 1/2″ x 2″ (behind the candle flames)

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….

Like many/most pet parents, we have many names for Finn.

Finny

Finn-win

Finny Winny

Finn Chewie

Finnius Winnius

Finn Deatherage – usually a sign that he’s not exactly minding at that moment in time….

Doggalus

Dog-doogala

And sometimes…juuuust…beggar dog…

Apparently he thought that he might get a piece of the fish from his mom.  Who started a diet this week.  And finds herself a little hangry at times.

Sorry, little dude, ain’t gonna happen! 🙂

TTFN

M

Categories: Feminine, Happy Birthday, Kids | Tags: , | 22 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Window Shopping For a Birthday Tasty Treat and a Blog Candy Winner!

Happy Saturday, y’all!  Hope you’re having a good weekend.  My plan for the day includes a hair cut – and I’m more than ready.  It’s driving me crazy!  Did y’all see the news coverage about the huge fire on I-85 that resulted in part of the highway collapsing!?  That stretch of our most congested commute thoroughfare is going to be closed for a long time – some estimates are thru the Fall!  So…traffic is going to be a bear everywhere as folks adjust and find new routes.  Which is always fun to think about, heh??

My card for today uses the fun Window Shopping stamp set, and I added a little Tasty Treats Specialty DSP to make a sweet birthday card.  See what I did there? 🙂  

Take a look-see:


I used the Mojo Monday sketch this week for my layout (I turned it on the side…):


And the soft color palette is from these yummy looking cupcakes at the Cupcakes Inspiration Challenge.


I started with a piece of Whisper White card stock and, using the little splotches image in the Playful Backgrounds stamp set, I stamped all over it in Pink Pirouette and stamped-off-once Soft Sky and Mint Macaron.  I was channeling the sprinkles on the cupcakes!  When I had as many sprinkles as I wanted, I SNAILd the panel to a Mint Macaron mat.


I SNAILd a piece of Chocolate Chip paper from the Tasty Treats Specialty DSP to a piece of Mint Macaron card stock and SNAILd it to the card front.  Over that I adhered a Lace Doily white-side-up with Liquid Glue.

I wrapped a piece of Blushing Bride 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon around the card front, securing it in the back with scotch tape.

My sentiment, from the Window Shopping stamp set, is stamped in Chocolate Chip ink on a piece of Whisper White.  I added the little cupcake images – also from Window Shopping! – in Pink Pirouette and Mint Macaron.


I SNAILd the panel to a Mint Macaron mat and popped it on the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals  To finish it off, I added a “faux bow” by snugly tying a short piece of the Blushing Bride 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon.

On the inside, I used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to add a second sentiment from Window Shopping in Chocolate Chip in to a Whisper White panel.  I added a couple more Pink Pirouette cupcakes by the sentiment.


I SNAILd the panel to a Mint Macaron panel and into a Pink Pirouette 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 Window Shopping cupcakes across the bottom in Pink Pirouette and Mint Macaron…


…and added some more Playful Backgrounds splotches in Pink Pirouette and stanped-off-once Soft Sky and Mint Macaron to the envelope flap.


Et Voila!  Easy, peasy and tasty, too!  I love the bold sentiments in the Window Shopping stamp set and, of course, they also coordinate with the beautiful Window Box Framelits. Hope you like!  If you don’t have this bundle in your tool box, hurry to get it before the Occasions Catalog goes away at the end of May!

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


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Oh!  Were you wanting the Blog Candy winner?  Well……I added all the entries to the handy Random Name Picker at miniwebtool.com and….drum roll….

Whoo-hoo, Karren – congratulations!  I’ll get this out to you as soon as I can.  Hope you enjoy!  Thanks to all of you who placed orders and got your names in the pot!

Tomorrow I’m taking part in a wonderful Blog Hop to benefit Autism Speaks – along with a whole host of truly talented card makers.  You’re going to want to take some time to hop thru all the projects, and hopefully make a teensy donation to the cause!  We go live at 7am Eastern.  Hope you’ll join us!

TTFN

Mary


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:  


CARD CUTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:

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

Mint Macaron Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2 7/8″ x 3 7/8″ (mat for front DSP); 2 1/8″ x 2 7/8″ (sentiment mat)

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 4 7/8″ (card front and inner liner); 2″ x 2 3/4″ (sentiment panel)

Tasty Treats Specialty DSP: 2 3/4″ x 3 3/4″ (DSP panel on front); envelope flap

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FINN-FAN FIX….

I suppose I’ve probably mentioned to y’all that my ponies (I include Bo in the “ponies” group) like peppermints.  “Like” being too lukewarm a word for their obsessive love of peppermints!

And – have I also mentioned that Finn likes whatever the horses like?

Carrots?  Feed?  Pills? 😉

Well.  He also like peppermints.

What’s good for the goose, Mom…

So….I’m a bad mom.  In the morning, I give him a peppermint.  You would, too, if that face was gazing up at you so pitifully!

Just one.  And only in the morning.  And he takes it so politely and gently.

And then CHOMP – SMACK – CRUNCH – CHECK ALL AROUND FOR ANY FALLEN MORSELS….look up at Mom – is this the day she gives me two?!? 😉

He.  Loves.  Them.

In the evening – here’s my proof that I’m only a bad mom, not a terrible mom! – he sits politely and eats two pieces of carrot that he purloins from the girls.

What’s up with those ears??!

He takes these just as politely…

And then CHOMP – SMACK – CRUNCH – CHECK ALL AROUND FOR ANY FALLEN MORSELS….look up at Mom – is this the day she gives me three?!? 😉

TTFN

M

Categories: Happy Birthday | Tags: , , , | 17 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Gingham and Succulents Birthday Card

Hey, y’all!  How goes your week?  Well, I hope!  We’re experiencing the “summer” version of Spring here.  It was 80 yesterday!  Pretty nice, but…back to working up a little sweat when doing stuff outside. And, of course, the pollen count was back in the 2400 range, so there’s that! 😦

Today’s card uses one of my favorite Occasions Catalog goodies – the Succulent Garden Suite.  I made a couple of succulent plants with the Succulent Framelits and added it over some gingham Succulent Garden DSP (now available as a free Sale-A-Bration item!).  Take a look-see:

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

And the color palette and inspiration for the succulents came from the Sunday Stamps challenge.

I started by SNAILing a piece of Succulent Garden DSP to an Elegant Eggplant mat.  Over that, I used some Liquid Glue to adhere a length of 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon.  And then I used a couple of Glue Dots to wind and secure several large loops of Copper Metallic Thread.

For the large plant, I cut two of each size of the “flowers” in the Succulent Framelits.  I used Wild Wasabi for the larger petals and Pear Pizzazz for the smaller ones.  Using my Sponge Dauber, I sponged the edges of the Wild Wasabi petals in Elegant Eggplant and the edges of the Pear Pizzazz with Watermelon Wonder.  Then I very lightly curled the tips of the petals with my Bone Folder and used Liquid Glue to stack them up.

The smaller plant is cut from Mint Macaron and sponged with Rich Razzleberry ink.

I adhered the large plant over the loops of Copper Metallic Thread with Liquid Glue, then popped the smaller one on with a Stampin’ Dimensional.

The sentiment, from the Oh So Succulent stamp set, is inked in Versamark – I only inked the words Happy Birthday (the rest of the sentiment is on the inside!) – and heat embossed it with Copper Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  I cut it out with the little banner die in the Bunch of Banners Fraemlits, snipped off the right end and adhered it to the card front with Liquid Glue.

Finally, I added a couple of the little banners from the Oh So Succulent set.  I stamped the image twice in Versamark on Whisper White, sprinkled them with Copper Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heated them.  I fussy cut them both, snipped them in half, and used Liquid Glue to adhere them into the large plant.

On the inside, I stamped “a very special person” from the sentiment in the Oh So Succulent stamp set in Rich Razzleberry on a Whisper White panel.  Then I inked just the word “to”, covered the rest of the stamp with a couple of sticky notes and added that to the front of the sentiment.  I added a Mint Macaron succulent from the set – stamping the outline image in full strength and the fill in in stamped-off-once Mint Macaron.  I covered the flower with a sticky note mask and added smaller Wild Wasabi plants (again stamping off the fill-in image).

I SNAILd the panel to an Elegant Eggplant mat and into my Tip Top Taupe card base, SNAILd the card front on, and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got a repeat of the Oh So Succulent plants in Mint Macaron and Wild Wasabi on the front…

…and more of the Succulent Garden DSP on the envelope flap!

Et Voila!  Big, bold, beautiful succulent plants are so fun and easy to make with this bundle!  And – oh by the way – don’t forget that you can get this pretty Succulent Garden DSP free for Sale-A-Bration with a $50 order.  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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The days are dwindling, folks!  Sale-A-Bration (and all the good things that go along with it!) is almost over!!  Please don’t miss out – if you’ve ever even kind of sort of thought you’d like to have that 20% (or even 25%!) discount – come on and join me!  Be a Hobby Demo and enjoy all the perks!

And don’t miss your chance to get entered for my super Blog Candy!  Read how down below!  Here’s a little teaser – my card for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop this week is using a little sumpin’ sumpin’ from Sale-A-Bration that you can’t get anymore.  But…you could win it in my Blog Candy, so…get those entries in! 🙂

TTFN

Mary


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:


CARD CUTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:

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

Elegant Eggplant Card Stock: 4″ x 5″ (mats for card front and for inner liner)

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 4 7/8″ (inner liner); sentiment banner

Succulent Garden DSP: 3 7/8″ x 4 7/8″ (card front); envelope flap

Wild Wasabi, Mint Macaron and Pear Pizzazz Card Stock: Succulent 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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 End of Sale-A-Bration Blog Candy!

Here’s what’s up for grabs!

  • 2016-2018 In Color Cardstock (8 1/2″ x 11)
  • Window Shopping Stamp Set (Clear)
  • Watercolor Pencils
  • Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack
  • Glimmer Paper Pack 
  • So Very Much Stamp Set (Clear)
  • Make a Medallion Stamp Set (Photo)
  • And this card I shared today!

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Everyone who places an order with me between now and the end of Sale-A-Bration, of $25 or more (before shipping and tax) will get an entry to win! 

There’s no limit on how many entries you can earn – every $25 gets one!  So a $50 order will get two…$75 will get three….etc!  

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So, hurry and get entered to win!  You’ve got until the end of the business day on 31 March to get your orders in at my Online Store.  On Saturday, 1 April, I’ll put all the entries in a hat (or maybe a box!) and draw one lucky name!  Remember – the more times you enter, the better your chances of winning this great set of Blog Candy!! 🙂  The lucky winner will be announced in my Sunday blog.

Please note, per the Demonstrator rules from Stampin’ Up!, only those of you who live in the United States can order from me and be entered to win and I’m only able to ship Stampin’ Up! merchandise to addresses within the United States. Thanks for your understanding and good luck!!🙂


FINN-FAN FIX….

I seem to be stuck on ponding stories for my little man this week.  Can’t help it very much – he’s so danged cute when he’s playing in the pond.

He’s all “boy”, there’s no doubt about it.

He’s found himself a little puddle right by the pond – with about 3″ of water and probably 12″ of sucking, brown, slimy and oh-so-stinky mud.  And he thinks that’s just the bomb-diggity to play in.  Especially when one of those water skimmer bugs is in it – that just torches his prey-drive into high gear!  The pouncing and diving and crouching to leap….means he gets mud from tip to toe.

Today he escalated the muddy water quotient in pond-bee (that’s what we call playing frisbee anywhere near the pond these days).  Today he discovered that…the frisbee sinks…

…after several attempts to grab it by sticking his face in the water, he realized that if he just stepped on it…

Boom!  There it was!

One might think the next step is to bring the pond-bee back to mom to throw again!

Maybe.

And…maybe not!  Several times he just dropped it back in the water.

Guess he wanted to see if his theory of pond-bee pop-up-ability was correct, or if it was just a fluke.

TTFN

M

Categories: Happy Birthday | Tags: , , , | 24 Comments

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

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…will be back tomorrow!  No FFF’s on Blog Hop Days! 🙂

Categories: Happy Birthday, Kids | Tags: , , , , , | 16 Comments

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!


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.


Get Them While You Still Can!

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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!


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And – of course, from the moment you join, you’ll get your demonstrator discount on all your future Stampin’ Up! products!

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

TTFN

Mary


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:    


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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Finn-Fan Fix…will be back tomorrow!  No FFF’s on Blog Hop Days! 🙂

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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!


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.


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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