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Stampin’ Up! Country Floral Artfully Aware for a Friend

MikemikemikemikeMIKE!

Yep – it’s HAAWWWMMMP Day!!

A friend of mine and her daughter are having a bit of a week, so I sent them each a card to let them know I’m thinking of them.  This one uses the new Artfully Aware stamp set and the gorgeoumous new Country Floral Dynamic TIEF (which you’ll be able to get for FREE with a $50 purchase as part of the Sale-A-Bration second release starting on 15 Feb!).  Take a look-see:

The layout for this one comes from the FUSION challenge this week!

I used the great Wood Textures DSP so that fits nicely with the Just Us Girls Trend Challenge!

Finally, I also played along with the theme challenge over at Inspire. Create!

I started with a piece of Wood Textures DSP and I ran it thru the Big Shot in the new Country Floral Dynamic TIEF (coming 15 Feb).  Once I had it embossed, I trimmed it down to my card front size and matted it on Balmy Blue.

I used my Light Stampin’ Blends in Balmy Blue, Petal Pink, Mint Macaron and the Dark Daffodil Delight to color all the embossed leaves and flowers.

I stamped the Artfully Aware image in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on Very Vanilla and colored it with more Blends – this time in Light and Dark Mossy Meadow and Balmy Blue, plus Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Soft Suede and Ivory for  hair and arms!

I adhered the panel to the card front with Liquid Glue.

To create the frame, I cut a 2 5/8″ x 4″ Rectangle Stitched Framelits from more Wood Textures DSP.  Then I cut a 1 3/4″ x 3 1/8″ Rectangle Stitched Die from the center.  I popped the frame over the art work with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I stamped the Artfully Aware sentiment in Balmy Blue on Very Vanilla and cut it with the pretty label die from the Needlepoint Elements Framelits.  I used some Liquid Glue on the ends and a Dimensional in the middle and stuck it onto the card front.

The Lovely Flowers Edgelits gave me a bouquet of little Balmy Blue and Petal Pink flowers.  I used a sponge wedge to lightly flick the same color ink on the petals and adhered them with Liquid Glue.  They all got a So Saffron Share What You Love Artisan Pearl in the middle.

I tied a bow from Mint Macaron Nature’s Twine, adhered it to the end of the sentiment with a Glue Dot and the card front was done!

On the inside, I added a second Artfully Aware sentiment in Balmy Blue to a Very Vanilla panel.  I inked the leaf from the new Painted Seasons stamp set (another FREE goody in the Sale-A-Bration Second Release!) in Mint Macaron and stamped it off three times and then stamped it over the sentiment using my Stamparatus.  It was a little too light – so I stamped it again (thank you, Stamparatus!) without re-inking!

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Balmy Blue mat and into my Mint Macaron card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got more Painted Seasons leaves in Mint Macaron on the front…

 

…and I added more Wood Textures DSP on the envelope flap – and stamped THAT with the Painted Seasons leaf in Mint Macaron!

Et Voila!  This was a perfect image and sentiment for the purpose this week – and I think it will be a good one for many reasons and many people!  And…how about that Country Floral Dynamic TIEF?!?  Are you kidding me?  That folder is absolutely stunning!  Hope you like!

TTFN

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 1 FEB – 15 FEB: 6RK4QHZJ

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


Sticky Sweet Ordering Special!

For all orders of $50 or greater (before shipping and taxes) that has my current host code applied or for individual orders of $150 or greater placed through me between now and midnight MT on Monday, 18 Feb, you’ll get your choice of a free adhesive!

This can be anything that Stampin’ Up! sells that could be used as an adhesive! And for the adhesives that are $5 or under, two packs will equal one choice (see the items with the (2) on the list below) so if you select those, you’ll get double…and who doesn’t like DOUBLE?!!

The adhesive will be in addition to the normal thank you gift that I order for you!! Plus, since your order will be over $50, you’ll earn Sale-A-Bration item(s) too. A big double whoo-hoo for more free goodies!! And don’t forget that there will be 3 new Sale-a-bration selections available beginning on 15 Feb –  so you can even pick up the new items while you’re getting a free adhesive from me!

***Please note, if your order is over $150, do not apply a host code. If you apply a host code to your order, it’ll take away your host benefits and we don’t want that! But don’t worry, you’ll still be eligible for the free gift and free adhesive offer!

Here’s a list of the adhesives you can choose from:

Stampin’ Dimensionals (2)
Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals (2)
SNAIL
SNAIL Refill (2)
Multipurpose Liquid Glue (2)
Fine Tip Glue Pen
Tear & Tape Adhesive
Washi Tape
Glue Dots
Foam Adhesive Strips
Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets

I’ll be placing the order for the adhesives with my host orders on 16 Feb and again on 1 Mar, so please be sure to send your selections right away when you order…otherwise I’ll pick one for you and send it out with your thank you gift!

Let me know if you have any questions and Happy Shopping!!


Now is a Great Time to Join the Team!

Sale-A-Bration is the best time of the year to join the Krew!  You get to create your own “Super Bundle” (aka The Starter Kit – filled with $175 worth of YOUR choice of goodies!) and you’re only going to fork out $99 plus tax!  Stampin’ Up! will even foot the bill for shipping your kit to you!

So…$175 worth of goodies for $99?  That’s like…45% off!  And then, you’re going to get a perpetual 20% off sale on Stampin’ Up! products (yep – any and everything you purchase while you are an active demonstrator will get you at LEAST a 20% discount!).

Check out your two options – click the flyer!

Want to see some options for your Starter Kit?  These are just suggestions – YOU pick what YOU want – but they’ll give you an idea of how much GOODNESS you can select!!  Make note of the “Before 15 Feb” and “After 15 Feb” options – if you sign up by the 15th, you can pick Second Release Sale-A-Bration goodies for free in your Starter Kit!


New Sale-a-bration Options Available 15 February!!

Stampin’ Up! has three wonderful new options that will be available as Sale-a-bration items beginning on 15 February!  The new items are:

  • All Adorned Stamp Set – at the $50 level
  • Country Floral Dynamic Embossing Folder – at the $50 level
  • Painted Seasons Stamp Set & Designer Series Paper Bundle – at the $100 level

Click the picture above and you can see the whole flyer with pictures of the new goodies and samples made with them!


Retired Products Still Available

Check out my current Retired Goodies list and save yourself a bundle!


Get the Stampin’ Up! Products Used in This Project:

Product List

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

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

Balmy Blue Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); Lovely Flowers Edgelits die cut flowers

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 2″ x 3 1/2″ (art); Needlepoint Elements die cut label  (sentiment); 3 3/4 x 5″ (inner liner);

Petal Pink Card Stock: Lovely Flowers Edgelits die cut flowers

2018-2020 In Color 6″ x 6″ DSP:  3 3/4 x 5″ (card front); 2 5/8″ x 4″ (frame – with 1 3/4″ x 3 1/8″ cut out); envelope flap

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


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


Finn Fan Fix

Finn?

You ready to go feed the ponies??

Sure, Mom.  Whatever.

TTFN
M

Categories: 2019 Occasions Catalog, 2019 Sale-A-Bration Catalog, Encouragement, Feminine, Friendship, Joining Special, Life Event, Love, Ordering Special!, Retiring Products, Special Promotions | Tags: , , , | 20 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Stacked Detailed Birthday Cheer!

Morning, guys!  It’s that time of the week again – time to go back to work.

Might I just say…bleh.

If you were able to join me last night for my Facebook Live video, I appreciate you spending part of your weekend with me!  If not, but would like to watch the replay – here ’tis!

I made a fun little card that, with the right inside sentiment, could be for a birthday, or a graduation, or….really anything that is a cause for a celebration!  And it’s courtesy of the Birthday Cheer stamp set and bundled Detailed Birthday Edgelits!  Take a look-see:

The layout for this one is from this week’s CAS(E) This Sketch challenge.

And the color scheme is courtesy of the CAS Colours & Sketches challenge.

I started with a piece of Whisper White card stock and, using my Stamparatus and the plastic sheet from my dearly-departed Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, I lined up and stamped the large sentiment from the Birthday Cheer stamp set in Lovely Lipstick.  Then I matted the panel on Gray Granite for the card front.

I embossed a piece of Whisper White in the new Dot to Dot TIEF.  Then I matted it on Gray Granite and adhered it to the card front with Liquid Glue.

To make the cupcakes, I used the die – twice! – in the fun Detailed Birthday Edgelits to cut one from Lovely Lipstick and one from Powder Pink card stock. Then I trimmed out the cupcakes.

I adhered each die cut cupcake to a piece of the same-color card stock with Liquid Glue – then fussy cut around the outline.

I cut one more cupcake edgelit from Sparkle Glimmer Paper.  Using the pieces, I added “frosting”  – I colored the paper with my Powder Pink or Lovely Lipstick Stampin’ Write Markers and then adhered them in their matching negative spaces with Liquid Glue.

I did the same with the die cut Lovely Lipstick cherry and heart!

Finally, I used Liquid Glue and Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the cupcakes to the embossed panel and the card front was done!

On the inside, I didn’t add a sentiment (so I could pick what to use this one for later!).  Instead, I simply added some confetti in Lovely Lipstick and Powder Pink up the side of a Whisper White panel.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Gray Granite mat and into my Lovely Lipstick card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more Birthday Cheer confetti up the side of the front…

…and I used some Lovely Lipstick paper from the 2018 – 2020 In Color 6″ x 6″ DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I love these Detailed Birthday Edgelit die cut shapes, don’t you?  And the fun sentiments from the bundled Birthday Cheer stamp set are really great – and give you tons of options for birthday and celebration cards!  Hope you like!

TTFN

 

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 1 FEB – 15 FEB: 6RK4QHZJ

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


Now is a Great Time to Join the Team!

Sale-A-Bration is the best time of the year to join the Krew!  You get to create your own “Super Bundle” (aka The Starter Kit – filled with $175 worth of YOUR choice of goodies!) and you’re only going to fork out $99 plus tax!  Stampin’ Up! will even foot the bill for shipping your kit to you!

So…$175 worth of goodies for $99?  That’s like…45% off!  And then, you’re going to get a perpetual 20% off sale on Stampin’ Up! products (yep – any and everything you purchase while you are an active demonstrator will get you at LEAST a 20% discount!).

Check out your two options – click the flyer!

Want to see some options for your Starter Kit?  These are just suggestions – YOU pick what YOU want – but they’ll give you an idea of how much GOODNESS you can select!!  Make note of the “Before 15 Feb” and “After 15 Feb” options – if you sign up by the 15th, you can pick Second Release Sale-A-Bration goodies for free in your Starter Kit!


New Sale-a-bration Options Available 15 February!!

Stampin’ Up! has three wonderful new options that will be available as Sale-a-bration items beginning on 15 February!  The new items are:

  • All Adorned Stamp Set – at the $50 level
  • Country Floral Dynamic Embossing Folder – at the $50 level
  • Painted Seasons Stamp Set & Designer Series Paper Bundle – at the $100 level

Click the picture above and you can see the whole flyer with pictures of the new goodies and samples made with them!


New Framelits Dies, New Punch and a New Stamp Set Coming 1 March!

Stampin’ Up! has some awesome new products that coordinate with the Sale-a-bration current and upcoming products that will be available for purchase beginning 1 March!  

Check out the new Framelits Dies that coordinate with the Lasting Lily stamp set, the Hello Cupcake stamp set, the So Hoppy Together stamp set and the Painted Seasons stamp set!  The Story Label Punch coordinates with the fantastic new More Than Words stamp set that will also be available 1 March!

You can see more about the Sale-A-Bration Coordination items in this flyer – click it to make it human size!


Retired Products Still Available

Check out my current Retired Goodies list and save yourself a bundle!


Get the Stampin’ Up! Products Used in This Project:

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Lovely Lipstick Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); Detailed Birthday Edgelits die cuts

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

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); 1 7/8″ x 3 1/4″ (embossed panel)

Powder Pink Card Stock: Detailed Birthday Edgelits die cuts

Sparkle Glimmer Paper: Detailed Birthday Edgelits die cuts

2018-2020 In Color 6″ x 6″ DSP:  envelope flap

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


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


Finn Fan Fix

 

He cracks me up, my little Man does.

I’ll be sitting in the chair and he comes right up and pants at me.

So – I say…”what do you need?”

And he responds – Every.  Single.  Time…

The upside is that this is one of his cutest faces.

The downside is that I STILL don’t know what he wants.

Just…something, please, Mom?!

TTFN
M

Categories: 2019 Occasions Catalog, Congratulations, Happy Birthday, Joining Special, Life Event | Tags: , , , , | 14 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Birthday Cheer Video Sneak Peek

Mornin’, y’all!  Hope you’ve had a great weekend!

We had such a fun time with our FB event yesterday!  The four of us did our FB Lives and shared some great benefits of being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, a little about selecting a Starter Kit and the mechanics of Joining, as well as talking about why NOW is the best time of the year to join!

Uhm…tons of FREE stuff is why!

If you weren’t able to watch yesterday, I’d urge you to take a gander today.  There’s still time to get entered for the prize patrols!  And if you’ve got any questions, any of us will be glad to answer them!

Now – we’re going to do our normal Sunday night live video over on my Stamps-N-Lingers FB page at 7pm Eastern tonight.  THAT’S AN HOUR EARLIER THAN USUAL!! – please make a note!! We’re going to play with a fun new bundle in the Occasions catalog, called Birthday Cheer!  Take a look-see:

Hope you can join me! 🙂

Tonight.  Right here. 8pm Eastern.

TTFN

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 1 FEB – 15 FEB: 6RK4QHZJ

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


You Can Still Join the Fun!

You’ve still got time today to go into our party page – watch the videos and leave comments or questions.  That’s all it takes to be entered into the Prize Patrols!  We’ll close up shop this evening at 6:30pm Eastern and draw from the eligible comments!  There’s lots of great information on joining Stampin’ Up! – from me, Amy Koenders, Sue Prather and Jaimie Babarczy .  Here’s a link to the Join Our Team FB page!


New Sale-a-bration Options Available 15 February!!

Stampin’ Up! has three wonderful new options that will be available as Sale-a-bration items beginning on 15 February!  The new items are:

  • All Adorned Stamp Set – at the $50 level
  • Country Floral Dynamic Embossing Folder – at the $50 level
  • Painted Seasons Stamp Set & Designer Series Paper Bundle – at the $100 level

Click the picture above and you can see the whole flyer with pictures of the new goodies and samples made with them!


New Framelits Dies, New Punch and a New Stamp Set Coming 1 March!

Stampin’ Up! has some awesome new products that coordinate with the Sale-a-bration current and upcoming products that will be available for purchase beginning 1 March!  

Check out the new Framelits Dies that coordinate with the Lasting Lily stamp set, the Hello Cupcake stamp set, the So Hoppy Together stamp set and the Painted Seasons stamp set!  The Story Label Punch coordinates with the fantastic new More Than Words stamp set that will also be available 1 March!

You can see more about the Sale-A-Bration Coordination items in this flyer – click it to make it human size!


Retired Products Still Available

Check out my current Retired Goodies list and save yourself a bundle!


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

This is Finn’s favorite yoghurt.

He’s a bit of a health nut, so he prefers the benefits of Greek yoghurt.

Actually, in truth of matter, he’s not really awfully picky.  He also liked Raspberry Habanero from Noosa, if you recall.  Well – I mean, really.  Who doesn’t?

Regardless of the flavor or brand…he is VERY thorough.

He even gets all the edges.

TTFN
M

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Stampin’ Up! Strong & Beautiful Painted Seasons Sneak Peek

Happy Saturday, y’all!  Hope you’re having a great weekend so far – and have (maybe!) joined our fun Facebook Event!  If not – there’s still time to get in!

My card today further showcases the versatility of the soon-to-be-available Painted Seasons bundle (coming on 15 Feb – this will be available for FREE with a $100 purchase as a Sale-A-Bration goody!).  This time, I paired it up with the Strong & Beautiful Stamp set from the Occasions catalog as well as the SAB Part of My Story stamp set.  Take a look-see:

The layout for this one if from this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge.

I started with a Whisper White panel and, using my Stamparatus, stamped the pretty succulent flower from the Painted Seasons stamp set in Lemon Lime Twist.  I stamped it a bunch of times.

Next, I added the little dots image all around in Petal Pink.

I also used my Dark Petal Pink Stampin’ Blend to add little touches of pink to the tip of each succulent petal.  Then I matted the panel on Petal Pink with Liquid Glue.

The ribbon accent was made by tying a large-ish bow from the Petal Pink/Whisper White 5/8″ Variegated Ribbon and adhering it to the card front with a Glue Dot.

I stamped the sentiment from the Strong & Beautiful stamp set in Versamark on a piece of Vellum card stock, sprinkled it with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heat embossed it with my Heat Tool. Then I cut it out with a Rectangle Stitched Framelit.  I also cut a Petal Pink rectangle with the same die.  With Glue Dots under the embossed areas, I adhered the sentiment to its mat – and popped it onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I cut some Wonderful Floral Framelits leaves from Lemon Lime Twist card stock.  Then I colored some Butterfly Elements (from the Sale-A-Bration flyer – free with a $50 purchase) with my Call Me Clover and Petal Pink Stampin’ Write Markers.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the die cut leaves and wooden elements to the card front – tucking some under the sentiment.

Then I added a few Rhinestone Basic Jewels and the card front was done!

On the inside, I used my Lemon Lime Twist and Petal Pink Stampin’ Write Markers to directly color a sentiment stamp from the Part of My Story stamp set (FREE at the $50 level during Sale-A-Bration) and stamped it on a Whisper White panel.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Petal Pink mat and into my Lemon Lime Twist card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got another Painted Seasons succulent on the front…and before I send it it’s going to get more Petal Pink “dots”, too.  Sheesh, Mare…

…and some pretty paper from the Painted Seasons DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I am already totally in love with this image-only Painted Seasons stamp set – love being able to use the gorgeous flowers with one or more of the awesome sentiments we have available to us!  And the Strong & Beautiful and Part of My Story stamp sets sure have a lot of those – perfect for so many occasions!  I hope you like – and are looking forward to being able to pick this bundle for yourself when you place a qualifying $100 purchase.  15 Feb is right around the corner! 🙂

TTFN

 

 

 

P.S.  Hope to see y’all at 11am Eastern on our event page!  I’ll be talking about the Starter Kit – and how awesome it is during Sale-A-Bration!


HOST CODE FOR 1 FEB – 15 FEB: 6RK4QHZJ

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


You Can Still Join the Fun!

We’re hosting a Facebook Live event to share the opportunity to join the Stampin’ Up! family!  It’s going to be a great weekend of information – from me, Amy Koenders, Sue Prather and Jaimie Babarczy – fun and prizes! Get the details – and a link to join our event Facebook Page! – right here!

I’m up at 11am Eastern today and then Sue and Jaimie will round out the day! Here’s the schedule of videos thru the weekend!


New Sale-a-bration Options Available 15 February!!

Stampin’ Up! has three wonderful new options that will be available as Sale-a-bration items beginning on 15 February!  The new items are:

  • All Adorned Stamp Set – at the $50 level
  • Country Floral Dynamic Embossing Folder – at the $50 level
  • Painted Seasons Stamp Set & Designer Series Paper Bundle – at the $100 level

Click the picture above and you can see the whole flyer with pictures of the new goodies and samples made with them!


New Framelits Dies, New Punch and a New Stamp Set Coming 1 March!

Stampin’ Up! has some awesome new products that coordinate with the Sale-a-bration current and upcoming products that will be available for purchase beginning 1 March!  

Check out the new Framelits Dies that coordinate with the Lasting Lily stamp set, the Hello Cupcake stamp set, the So Hoppy Together stamp set and the Painted Seasons stamp set!  The Story Label Punch coordinates with the fantastic new More Than Words stamp set that will also be available 1 March!

You can see more about the Sale-A-Bration Coordination items in this flyer – click it to make it human size!


Retired Products Still Available

Check out my current Retired Goodies list and save yourself a bundle!


Get the Stampin’ Up! Products Used in This Project:

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Lemon Lime Twsit Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); Wonderful Floral die cut leaves

Petal Pink Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 1 5/8″ x 2 3/4″  Rectangle Stitched Shape (mat for sentiment)

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

Vellum Card Stock: 1 5/8″ x 2 3/4″  Rectangle Stitched Shape (sentiment)

Painted Seasons DSP:  envelope flap

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


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


Finn Fan Fix

The last couple of days have given me some of my favorite weather.

Foggy mornings.

I love the fog – I suspect it stems from growing up in the SOCAL coastal region.  It has very strong – and good! – memories for me.

Also – when it’s foggy, I can pretend that just the other side of the trees is the Pacific ocean.  And that I can hear the waves.

It’s really just the distant sound of the freeway, but…hey.  A girl can dream!

The other thing I love about this misty weather is….the deer emerging…

Did you see her?

You can’t see them unless they move!

Finn – seldom sees them at all.

TTFN
M

Categories: 2019 Occasions Catalog, 2019 Sale-A-Bration Catalog, Encouragement, Feminine, Friendship, Joining Special, Retiring Products, Special Promotions | Tags: , , , , | 18 Comments

Stampin’ Up! More Than Words Painted Seasons Sneak Peek

Happy Friday!  Whoo-hoo!  Glad we made it together – and looking forward to (hopefully!) seeing a bunch of you on our Facebook party starting tonight!!  We’ve got a bunch of fun games going on already and you can leave a comment and start getting entered to win some Prize Patrol goodies!

My card today brings you two sneak peeks!  First off is the new Sale-A-Bration Painted Seasons Bundle – with a wonderful image-only stamp set and coordinating Painted Seasons DSP.  These are both available to customers on 15 Feb.  For the sentiment, I went to one of the Sale-A-Bration Coordination goodies (coming on 1 March to customers).  Take a look-see:

The layout is from this week’s Tuesday Morning Sketch challenge.

And the color scheme is from the Color Throwdown challenge.

I started with a panel of new Painted Seasons DSP and cut it into three equal width strips – then I adhered the strips onto a Melon Mango mat with Liquid Glue for the card front.

I used my Stamparatus to stamp the More Than Words (available 1 March) sentiment in Poppy Parade on a same-design piece of Painted Seasons DSP and cut it out with a Stitched Shapes Framelits circle die.  I matted it on a Mango Melody Scalloped Circle and adhered it to the card front with Liquid Glue.

I inked up the “birthday” in Melon Mambo and then used a Sponge Dauber to add some Grapefruit Grove along the bottom of the stamp, then stamped it on a strip of Whisper White.  I snipped banner ends with my Paper Snips and edged it with my Mango Melody Stampin’ Write Marker.  Then I popped it over the circle with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

My Stamparatus went to work again to create the flower and leaves.  I inked the flower by applying the inks with Sponge Daubers – Poppy Parade around the outer edges and Mango Melody in the middle.  Then I blurred the colors with some Grapefruit Grove in between those two colors.  Using the Stamparatus meant I could stamp the image multiple times until I got it “just right”!

I inked and stamped the ferns the same way – using Crushed Curry and Mango Melody.  Then I stamped some Crushed Curry leaves.  I cut everything with the matching dies in the Four Seasons Framelits.

Don’t be confused, okay?  The Painted Seasons bundle is the stamp set and DSP.  And it’s a second-release Sale-A-Bration goody available on 15 Feb.  The Four Seasons Framelits are a SAB Coordination item, available 1 March.  Got it?? 🙂  Check it all out below!

I also pulled out my Wonderful Floral Framelits and cut a few Poppy Parade leaves with my favorite little die!

I adhered all the leaves in an artistic fashion with Liquid Glue.  I added Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back of the flower and used them to wind Gold Metallic Thread loops.  Then I popped it over the leaves.

I used my Crushed Curry Stampin’ Write Marker to add some “center” detail to the middle of the flower and brushed the middle with Clear Wink of Stella.  Then I added a small Gold Faceted Gem and the card front was done.

On the inside, I added some Crushed Curry leaves and Grapefruit Grove little…sparkles?…up the side of a Whisper White panel.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Grapefruit Grove mat and into a Poppy Parade card base and the card was done.

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more of the Painted Seasons leaves and sparkles on the front…

…and then I added more Painted Seasons DSP to the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  How.  Freakin’. Gorgeous is this new Painted Seasons stamp set!?!  That flower!  And wait until you see the pine cone and the succulent!  The DSP that coordinates is absolutely wonderful and oh-so-pretty!  Makes my heart happy!  And the new More Than Words stamp set has such wonderful sentiments!  You’re going to want them both.  All!  EVERYTHING!  Hope you like!

TTFN

 

 

 

P.S.  You know – you COULD get all these goodies right now!  Yes.  That’s right.  Now.  How?  Well – you could add them to your Starter Kit!  Check out the FB event starting tonight and we’ll answer all your questions about joining Stampin’ Up! as a business or hobby demonstrator! And then you can sign up and pay $99 and pick $175 in goodies of your choice.  That will ship FREE.  Uhm…hello!?? 😉


HOST CODE FOR 1 FEB – 15 FEB: 6RK4QHZJ

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


Starting Tonight at 6:30 PM Eastern Time!

We’re hosting a Facebook Live event to share the opportunity to join the Stampin’ Up! family!  We’ll kick things off tonight and run thru Saturday evening.  It’s going to be a great weekend of information – from me, Amy Koenders, Sue Prather and Jaimie Babarczy – fun and prizes! Get the details – and a link to join our event Facebook Page! – right here!

Amy is first up tonight – and here’s the schedule of videos thru the weekend!


New Sale-a-bration Options Available 15 February!!

Stampin’ Up! has three wonderful new options that will be available as Sale-a-bration items beginning on 15 February!  The new items are:

  • All Adorned Stamp Set – at the $50 level
  • Country Floral Dynamic Embossing Folder – at the $50 level
  • Painted Seasons Stamp Set & Designer Series Paper Bundle – at the $100 level

Click the picture above and you can see the whole flyer with pictures of the new goodies and samples made with them!


New Framelits Dies, New Punch and a New Stamp Set Coming 1 March!

Stampin’ Up! has some awesome new products that coordinate with the Sale-a-bration current and upcoming products that will be available for purchase beginning 1 March!  

Check out the new Framelits Dies that coordinate with the Lasting Lily stamp set, the Hello Cupcake stamp set, the So Hoppy Together stamp set and the Painted Seasons stamp set!  The Story Label Punch coordinates with the fantastic new More Than Words stamp set that will also be available 1 March!

You can see more about the Sale-A-Bration Coordination items in this flyer – click it to make it human size!


Retired Products Still Available

Check out my current Retired Goodies list and save yourself a bundle!


Get the Stampin’ Up! Products Used in This Project:

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Poppy Parade Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); Wonderful Floral die cut leaves

Mango Melody Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2 3/8″ Scallop Circle (mat for sentiment circle)

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); 3/4″ x 3″ (sentiment strip); Four Seasons flower and leaf die cuts

Painted Seasons DSP:  3 3/4″ x 5 1/8″ (cut into 3 – 1 1/4″ wide strips for the card front); 2 1/4″ Stitched Shapes circle (sentiment); 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

True watch face on Thursday.  Pretty warm!  Actually pretty awesome!  All the windows and doors open to air out the winter musty’s!

And this is how Finn enjoys a warm-as-Spring day in February!

Those pesky squirrels!  But he’s got a bead on them – and they’re awfully lucky that there’s a screen between them!

Squirrels live a life of risk and danger!

TTFN
M

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Stampin’ Up! Friendly Florentine Filigree Thanks!

Good morning!  Welcome to Tuesday!  I hope your week is going well.  We’re having a lovely little Spring-snap here in GA!  We even opened all the windows and doors on Monday – it was really nice to air the house out a little bit!  The Man spent much of the day outside enjoying the sunshine and breeze!  Would be nice if this lasted until…forever! 🙂

My card today uses a really cool little bundle in the 2019 Occasions catalog called the Florentine Filigree set.  The die that is in the bundle, the Florentine Thinlit, is a card-front-sized die that makes a wonderful element for our projects!  I put them all together in a few pretty colors and…take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Needlepoint Vibrant Vases

Good morning!  Are you all tired from watching the Super Bowl?  Didn’t the Thunderbirds do a bang-up job with the flyover!  Spot-on-time!  We were lucky that the weather was good so they could leave the roof open!

What was your favorite commercial?  There were a LOT of really good ones – bust-out-laughing-out-loud good ones!  My fave was probably the one with Jason Bateman as the elevator operator.  Car buying worse than a root canal…worse than “the talk”….worse than a colonoscopy…. ROFL!!  And the Audi commercial…HAHAHA!!  Okay – and a few of the T-mobiles…

My card today is a Clean and Simple one, using the wonderful new Vibrant Vases stamp set – that coordinates with the Vase Builder Punch (from the Annual Catalog).  I added some Needlepoint Nook DSP.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Sale-A-Bration’s SECOND Release Sneak Peek!

Hey guys – this seemed like a good time to give you a little sneaky peek of the next round of Sale-A-Bration goodies.  AND – a limited time offering of goodies that coordinate with some of your favorite Sale-A-Bration products.  Read on!

Starting on 15 February, Stampin’ Up! will release a SECOND group of Sale-A-Bration products for you to choose from with your qualifying orders!  I’ve placed my pre-order and it should arrive Monday or Tuesday next week, so I’ll give you a sneaky look at the “real” goodies then!  But – for now…here’s a taste.

At the $50 level, there’s the All Adorned stamp set – especially made to work with your Stamparatus to create goodies like…

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Stampin’ Up! Fabled Friends for a Friend!

Happy Friday!  And it’s a Friday that I hope is starting to bring warmer weather to my friends in the great frozen almost-anywhere-but-here!!  🙂

I have a harbinger of Spring for y’all today, courtesy of the new Fable Friends stamp set. Take a look-see:

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