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Stampin’ Up! Timeless Tulips Jubilee Mother’s Day Card

Happy happy HAAWWWMP DAY!!  Whoo-hooo!!

I’ve got a really pretty card for you today (she says with blushing modesty…..) that is just perfect for Mother’s Day!  It uses two great bundles in the 2020 Jan – Jun Mini Catalog…the Timeless Tulips and Birthday Jubilee bundles.  They go together perfectly!  Take a look-see:

The layout for this one is from this week’s CAS Colours & Sketches challenge.

And the soft color scheme is from the Sunday Stamps color challenge.

I started with a piece of Very Vanilla that I embossed in the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder and matted on Petal Pink for the card front.

Then I cut two of the detailed die cut panels in the Jubilee Beauty Die Set from Very Vanilla and I adhered them to the card front with Liquid Glue. (It’s the middle die on the magnet in the picture below!)  I adhered the panels closer to the bottom of the card front so that there was about an inch “gap” at the top of the card front.

I used Glue Dots to wrap and secure a piece of Petal Pink 1/4″ Metallic-Edge Ribbon around the panel – over the “seam” between the two panels.

For the bouquet, I stamped the large tulip in the Timeless Tulips stamp set on Very Vanilla – twice in Petal Pink, once in Terracotta Tile, once in stamped-off-once Terracotta Tile and once in stamped-off-once Cherry Cobbler.  So….five flowers.  I punched them all out with the Tulip Builder Punch (bundled with the stamp set for a 10% savings!).

I also stamped five stems in Pool Party on Very Vanilla and fussy cut them.

I laid out the flowers and stems and then got busy sticking them down!  The bottom three flowers are adhered with Liquid Glue and then I popped the final two on with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the stems in place.  You can see that I left the bottom parts of the stems sort of sticking up….

The sentiment, from the Timeless Tulips set, is stamped in Terracotta Tile on Very Vanilla.  I cut it with a Rectangle Stitched Die – modifying it to make it a little smaller.  I showed y’all how to do that on my video a couple of days ago….here!

I tied a big-ish loose bow with the Petal Pink 1/4″ Metallic-Edged Ribbon and adhered it with a Glue Dot.

Then I popped my sentiment over the top of the bow with double-stack Dimensionals.  Finally, a few Champagne Rhinestone Jewels finished off the card front.

On the inside, I added a perfect sentiment from the Birthday Jubilee stamp set in Terracotta Tile on a Very Vanilla panel.  I added a few tulips in Terracotta Tile and Petal Pink, with Pool Party stems and leaves.  Then I added a few more of the Champagne Rhinestone Jewels.  Cuz I love them so much! 🙂

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Petal Pink mat and into my Terracotta Tile card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got more tulips on the front…

…and a single Petal Pink tulip on the back of the envelope!

Et Voila!  I love this color palette – especially in Timeless Tulips!

The Jubilee Beauty Dies create gorgeous texture on your projects – especially pretty in tone-on-tone Vanilla!  I hope you like!

If you’d like to recreate this card – all the Stampin’ Up! products you need are listed down below as well as the card cuts!

TTFN

M

 

 

 

P.S.  I was invited to do a Wednesday Tutorial over at Splitcoast Stampers this month and it went live this morning!  Check it out right here if you like!   http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/resources/tutorials/scoreboardgiftbox


HOST CODE FOR 15 JAN – 31 JAN: MSQKN6C2

Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in any active Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!  See my Rewards page for full details.


Blog Candy!!

I’ve got a couple of Paper Pumpkin Kits that I’m giving away to two lucky winners this week!  Your chance to get entered in the random drawing ends on 31 Jan.  Be sure to go HERE to get entered!!

Kit #1 – December 2019 Something For Everyone kit.

Kit #2:  January 2020 I’ll Bee Yours Kit!

So…Two Kits.  Two Winners!

How to get in the drawing?

To enter to one of the kits, all you need to do is leave a comment on this blog post by 5pm Eastern Time on Friday, 31 Jan 20 and tell me your favorite new product in the 2020 Jan – Jun Mini Catalog!  There is SO MUCH GOODNESS in this catalog – what do YOU love the most!?!

Just a note –  I have comment moderation turned on so it may take me a few minutes to see and approve your comment.  Don’t worry if it doesn’t show up right away, it’ll be there just as soon as I see it.  🙂

The winners will be chosen by the random number generator from all of the comments received and I’ll announce the winners on my blog on Saturday, 1 Feb 20!

Please note, anyone is welcome to leave me a comment but per the Demonstrator rules from Stampin’ Up!, I can only ship Stampin’ Up! merchandise to addresses within the United States.  Thanks for your understanding.  Good luck!!


SHOP:  During Sale-A-Bration, customers earn a FREE product every time they reach a purchase threshold. For example, if you spend $150, you can then choose three level 1 items OR one level 1 and one level 2. This gives you more flexibility to choose what you want. Below are the qualifying levels. When you look in your Sale-A-Bration Flyer, you’ll see the levels needed for each of the products!

  • LEVEL 1 $50
  • LEVEL 2   $100

HOST:Hosts with qualifying orders or customers with individual orders of $300+ will receive the exclusive Little Ladybug Stamp Set (item 152384)!

  • Customer, workshop and online orders all qualify for this stamp set.
  • There is no limit as to how many qualifying orders you can place throughout the promotion.
  • Only one Little Ladybug Stamp Set can be redeemed per order or workshop (only the host of the workshop will receive the free stamp set).
  • To qualify, orders must be opened from January 3, and closed by March 31.

 

Sale-A-Bration….a GREAT TIME to Join the Team!

If you’ve ever thought of joining Stampin’ Up! as a Demonstrator (I’d love to have you on my team!), Sale-A-bration is an awesome time to join!

Whether you’d like to start a business or would simply like the great discount, we’re here to support you however you need!

If you have EVER considered joining the team – then during this year’s Sale-A-Bration is definitely the time to take the step!  The SU! Starter Kit is one of the best deals going.  You pay just $99 (plus tax) and it includes Free Shipping!  For that $99 – you get to select $125 worth of SU! product – plus you get Mini Paper Cutter, the 6” x 6” DSP Sampler and your choice of an extra stamp set!  Pretty awesome deal.  Remember – there’s no commitment – no need to sell, have a blog or anything else.  Just collect that 20-25% discount on everything you purchase for as long as you remain active.

Any time is always a great time to join and get that big discount for yourself, but Sale-a-bration is a really awesome time to join with lots of extra benefits with your kit!

There are lots more details to be found on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions Page.

Or…are you ready to go?  Click here and scroll down to click on the “join now” button and select your Starter Kit now!

Let me know if you have any questions at stamps-n-lingers@comcast.net.


Thirty-One Gifts January Customer Specials and New P.S Sets!

And…while supplies last thru 31 Jan….

I’ve got a party open thru the end of the month, so if you’ve got things you need – here’s a direct link!


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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

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

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

Very Vanilla Card Stock:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); Jubilee beauty Dies die cut panels on front (x2); 7/8′ x 2″ Stitched Rectangle Die Cut (sentiment); Timeless Tulips punched flowers and fussy cut stems


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


 

Lex Luther.

Ultron.

Thanos.

Super villains known throughout the universe as bad bad people.

Or…you know.  Whatever.

For Finn – there is one race of super-villains.

Do.  Not.  Be.  Fooled.

This is a dangerous villain!!

BOLO!!

TTFN
M

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Stampin’ Up! Music From The Heart Thanks

‘Sup, y’all!?  Hope your week is going well!

So – we’re almost one-third of the way thru Sale-A-Bration.  Wow.  Hard to believe!  Be sure to check out all the great shopping – hosting – and JOINING benefits that happen in Sale-A-Bration, okay?  All the deets you need are down below or over on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page.  I’d love to have you on my Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew team – give me a holler if you have any questions!  🙂

My card today is a simple little number – barely any fussy cutting at all! – using the sweet Music From The Heart stamp set.  Take a look-see:

The layout for this one is from this week’s CAS(E) This Sketch challenge – you can see I turned it on its head! 🙂

And the color palette is from the Inspire.Create  Challenge.

I started with a piece of Whisper White for the card front, matted on Flirty Flamingo.

From another piece of Whisper White, I cut the largest label die in the new Stitched So Sweetly Die set.

On that label, in Pretty Peacock, I stamped the sentiment from the Music From The Heart stamp set.  Next to it – allowing it to spill off the left side of the label, I added the piano image in Early Espresso.  With my Blender Pen – I lightly pulled some ink out into the image to shade and color it a little.

I stamped the piano again on a piece of scrap Whisper White and colored the heart with my Flirty Flamingo Stampin’ Blends Combo Pack.  Then I fussy cut the heart.

I laid the die cut sentiment label onto the card front where I wanted it and used the music notes in the stamp set to add my “music”.  I used Pretty Peacock for the heart note (with the first one overlapping the edge of the die cut) and Flirty Flamingo for the others.  Some of the eighth notes are in stamped-off-once Flirty Flamingo.  I added some little Flirty Flamingo hearts, too.

I popped the label onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Then I used a Mini Stampin’ Dimensional at the top of the fussy cut heart – and a little Liquid Glue at the bottom – and popped the heart in place.  And – that was it for the card front!

On the inside, I added a second Music From The Heart sentiment in Pretty Peacock to a Whisper White panel.  Across the bottom I added the music staff image in Flirty Flamingo, then added the treble clef in Early Espresso and a few Pretty Peacock notes.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Flirty Flamingo mat and into my Early Espresso card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got some Pretty Peacock and Flirty Flamingo musical notes on the front…

…and the full musical “score” on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I love the gentle punniness of the sentiments in the Music From The Heart stamp set – and the notes and staff and and and….well.  I love it all!  I hope you like!

If you’d like to recreate this card – all the Stampin’ Up! products you need are listed down below as well as the card cuts!

TTFN

M

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 15 JAN – 31 JAN: MSQKN6C2

Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in any active Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!  See my Rewards page for full details.


Blog Candy!!

I’ve got a couple of Paper Pumpkin Kits that I’m giving away to two lucky winners this week!  Your chance to get entered in the random drawing ends on 31 Jan.  Be sure to go HERE to get entered!!

Kit #1 – December 2019 Something For Everyone kit.

Kit #2:  January 2020 I’ll Bee Yours Kit!

So…Two Kits.  Two Winners!

How to get in the drawing?

To enter to one of the kits, all you need to do is leave a comment on this blog post by 5pm Eastern Time on Friday, 31 Jan 20 and tell me your favorite new product in the 2020 Jan – Jun Mini Catalog!  There is SO MUCH GOODNESS in this catalog – what do YOU love the most!?!

Just a note –  I have comment moderation turned on so it may take me a few minutes to see and approve your comment.  Don’t worry if it doesn’t show up right away, it’ll be there just as soon as I see it.  🙂

The winners will be chosen by the random number generator from all of the comments received and I’ll announce the winners on my blog on Saturday, 1 Feb 20!

Please note, anyone is welcome to leave me a comment but per the Demonstrator rules from Stampin’ Up!, I can only ship Stampin’ Up! merchandise to addresses within the United States.  Thanks for your understanding.  Good luck!!


SHOP:  During Sale-A-Bration, customers earn a FREE product every time they reach a purchase threshold. For example, if you spend $150, you can then choose three level 1 items OR one level 1 and one level 2. This gives you more flexibility to choose what you want. Below are the qualifying levels. When you look in your Sale-A-Bration Flyer, you’ll see the levels needed for each of the products!

  • LEVEL 1 $50
  • LEVEL 2   $100

HOST:  Hosts with qualifying orders or customers with individual orders of $300+ will receive the exclusive Little Ladybug Stamp Set (item 152384)!

  • Customer, workshop and online orders all qualify for this stamp set.
  • There is no limit as to how many qualifying orders you can place throughout the promotion.
  • Only one Little Ladybug Stamp Set can be redeemed per order or workshop (only the host of the workshop will receive the free stamp set).
  • To qualify, orders must be opened from January 3, and closed by March 31.

 

Sale-A-Bration….a GREAT TIME to Join the Team!

If you’ve ever thought of joining Stampin’ Up! as a Demonstrator (I’d love to have you on my team!), Sale-A-bration is an awesome time to join!

Whether you’d like to start a business or would simply like the great discount, we’re here to support you however you need!

If you have EVER considered joining the team – then during this year’s Sale-A-Bration is definitely the time to take the step!  The SU! Starter Kit is one of the best deals going.  You pay just $99 (plus tax) and it includes Free Shipping!  For that $99 – you get to select $125 worth of SU! product – plus you get Mini Paper Cutter, the 6” x 6” DSP Sampler and your choice of an extra stamp set!  Pretty awesome deal.  Remember – there’s no commitment – no need to sell, have a blog or anything else.  Just collect that 20-25% discount on everything you purchase for as long as you remain active.

Any time is always a great time to join and get that big discount for yourself, but Sale-a-bration is a really awesome time to join with lots of extra benefits with your kit!

There are lots more details to be found on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions Page.

Or…are you ready to go?  Click here and scroll down to click on the “join now” button and select your Starter Kit now!

Let me know if you have any questions at stamps-n-lingers@comcast.net.


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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

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

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

Whisper White Card Stock:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); Stitched So Sweetly die cut (sentiment); Music From My Heart fussy cut heart


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


MY feet muddy?

No.

Nope.

No Way.

Yes. Yes – I WAS digging in the mud.

No reason for you to think my paws are muddy.

TTFN
M

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Stampin’ Up! Lily Pad Impressions and Tulips Sympathy Card

Well – it’s here again!  Monday!  Yeah?

Do you realize January is almost over?!?  Yikes!

My card today celebrates Sale-A-Bration (which is only around thru the end of March, remember).  I used the Lovely Lily stamp set ($50 level reward) and the Lily Pad Dies ($100 level reward), plus the simply gorgeous Lily Impressions DSP ($50 level reward).  And…I borrowed a couple of sentiments from Itty Bitty Greetings (2019-2020 AC) and Timeless Tulips (2020 Jan – Jun Mini Catalog).  Take a look-see:

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

And I thought the TGIF inspiration challenge was fun this week, too! 🙂

I started by embossing a piece of Pretty Peacock cardstock – it’s the same size as the front of the card – in the new Stone 3D Embossing Folder (get this one bundled with the Power of Hope stamp set with a $100 order during Sale-A-Bration).  Then I adhered it with Liquid Glue to the front of my Pretty Peacock card base.

To make the angled panel, I first laid a piece of the Lily Impressions DSP across the card base.  Then I flipped it over and traced the back of the DSP so I’d know where to cut.

With the pencil line clearly visible, I cut the panel in my Paper Trimmer.

Then I adhered the panel to a piece of Flirty Flamingo card stock – lining up the two straight sides to create my “normal” mat edge.

I used my Paper Trimmer to cut off the excess card stock – eyeballing the mat size.

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

For the flowers, I used Melon Mambo ink to stamp the large flower in the Lovely Lily stamp set on a piece of Whisper White card stock and one on a piece of Flirty Flamingo.  I “pulled” the ink out into the petals of both flowers using a Blender Pen.  Then I cut them both out with the die in the Lily Pad Dies set.

I also used the detailed flower die to cut a Melon Mambo flower.

The sentiment, from the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set, is stamped in Melon Mambo on Flirty Flamingo and cut with the lily pad die.

I layered the flowers and the sentiment using Liquid Glue.  The sentiment is tucked into the flowers – hiding the little “dent” that makes it a lily pad.  So…it’s just an oval!

I wound a piece of So Saffron twine from the Metallics Baker’s Twine and Sequins combo pack ($50 level reward) around my fingers five times, then tied another piece around it to create a “bow”.  Which I adhered to the card front with a Glue Dot.

Then I used Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the flowers/sentiment over the top of the bow.

I added some Melon Mambo gems from the Noble Peacock Rhinestones and the card front was done!

On the inside, I added a sentiment from Timeless Tulips in Melon Mambo to a Whisper White panel.  In the bottom corner, I stamped the big flower and used my Blender Pen to pull ink into the petals.  Then I added a few Old Olive gems from Noble Peacock.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Flirty Flamingo mat and into the Pretty Peacock card base and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got another Lovely Lily flower in Melon Mambo on the front…

…and a little more of the gorgeous Lily Impressions DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  The Lovely Lily stamp set and coordinating Lily Pad Dies are the perfect complement to the gorgeous Lily Impressions DSP.

That paper is SO pretty – you can SEE the brush strokes in the oil “paint”!  Stunning!  I hope you like!

If you want to recreate this card – all the Stampin’ Up! products you need are listed down below.  With a $200 order – you could get the Lovely Lily stamp set, the Lily Pad Dies and the Lily Impressions DSP for free!

TTFN

M

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 15 JAN – 31 JAN: MSQKN6C2

Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in any active Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!  See my Rewards page for full details.


Blog Candy!!

I’ve got a couple of Paper Pumpkin Kits that I’m giving away to two lucky winners this week!

Kit #1 – December 2019 Something For Everyone kit.

Kit #2:  January 2020 I’ll Bee Yours Kit!

So…Two Kits.  Two Winners!

How to get in the drawing?

To enter to one of the kits, all you need to do is leave a comment on this blog post by 5pm Eastern Time on Friday, 31 Jan 20 and tell me your favorite new product in the 2020 Jan – Jun Mini Catalog!  There is SO MUCH GOODNESS in this catalog – what do YOU love the most!?!

Just a note –  I have comment moderation turned on so it may take me a few minutes to see and approve your comment.  Don’t worry if it doesn’t show up right away, it’ll be there just as soon as I see it.  🙂

The winners will be chosen by the random number generator from all of the comments received and I’ll announce the winners on my blog on Saturday, 1 Feb 20!

Please note, anyone is welcome to leave me a comment but per the Demonstrator rules from Stampin’ Up!, I can only ship Stampin’ Up! merchandise to addresses within the United States.  Thanks for your understanding.  Good luck!!


Sale-A-Bration….a GREAT TIME to Join the Team!

If you’ve ever thought of joining Stampin’ Up! as a Demonstrator (I’d love to have you on my team!), Sale-A-bration is an awesome time to join!

Whether you’d like to start a business or would simply like the great discount, we’re here to support you however you need!

If you have EVER considered joining the team – then during this year’s Sale-A-Bration is definitely the time to take the step!  The SU! Starter Kit is one of the best deals going.  You pay just $99 (plus tax) and it includes Free Shipping!  For that $99 – you get to select $125 worth of SU! product – plus you get Mini Paper Cutter, the 6” x 6” DSP Sampler and your choice of an extra stamp set!  Pretty awesome deal.  Remember – there’s no commitment – no need to sell, have a blog or anything else.  Just collect that 20-25% discount on everything you purchase for as long as you remain active.

Any time is always a great time to join and get that big discount for yourself, but Sale-a-bration is a really awesome time to join with lots of extra benefits with your kit!

There are lots more details to be found on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions Page.

Or…are you ready to go?  Clickhereand scroll down to click on the “join now” button and select your Starter Kit now!

Let me know if you have any questions at stamps-n-lingers@comcast.net.


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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Pretty Peacock Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ (embossed front panel)

Flirty Flamingo Card Stock: Mat for angled DSP panel on front; 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for inner liner); Lily Pad Dies die cut lily pad (sentiment); Lily Pad Dies die cut flower on front

Whisper White Card Stock:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner);  Lily Pad Dies die cut flower on front

Melon Mambo Card Stock: detailed Lily Pad Dies die cut flower on front

Lily Impressions DSP: angled panel on card front; envelope flap


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


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


Finn Fan Fix


So – apparently “the look” is in Finn’s DNA.

He gets it from his mom, Bonnie.

He gets it from his dad, BJ.

He definitely comes by it honestly!

No food shall hit the floor un-noticed!

TTFN
M

Categories: 2020 January - June Mini Catalog, 2020 Occasions Mini Catalog, 2020 Sale-A-Bration Flyer, Blog Candy, Joining Special, Recruiting Special, Sympathy | Tags: , , , , , | 22 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Six Ladybugs and a Flower for The Paper Players

Happy Sunday, y’all!  Hope your weekend is going well.  I see a lot of posts in my Facebook feed from friends who are under a ton of snow.  Hopefully you’re all safe and warm! 😉  We finally have some of that yellow-orange stuff from that big yellow ball in the sky.  No telling how long it will stick around – but…it’s not doing much for the temperature, I have to say.  On the other hand, we CAN see ALL the ground with no WHITE stuff.  So…my complaining is tempered by gratitude for that, at least!

I’ve got another fun challenge for you today from the Paper Players – I hope that you’ll come on over and play!  It’s a cool sketch, as you’ll see in a second.

If you were able to join me last night for my Facebook Live video, I appreciate you spending some of your weekend with me!  If not, but you’d like to see the replay on YouTube…here ’tis!

I decided to pull the sweet Little Ladybug set out for this one, along with its coordinating Ladybug Dies – which you’ll be able to pick up on 4 Feb.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Paper Pumpkin’ News and….Some Blog Candy!

Good morning, y’all – it’s FRIDAY!  Hope you’ve had a great week!

As we head into the weekend – I feel the urge to give away some goodies!

That cool with you??

I’ve got a couple of Paper Pumpkin Kits to send winging to two lucky winners!

But – before we take a peek at those, let’s talk…the February Paper Pumpkin Kit….

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February’s kit is coming, and love is in the air! The Lovely Day kit is versatile, elegant, and the perfect way to celebrate birthdays and other grand occasions. It also coordinates perfectly with the Happy Birthday to You Stamp Set (item 152308), which is available as part of the 2020 Sale-A-Bration promotion.

Get the Happy Birthday To You stamp set for FREE by reaching the qualifying purchase amount of $50 before 31 Mar (the end of Sale-A-Bration!)

● Kit makes nine cards and envelopes
● Card size: 4-1/4” x 5-1/2” (10.8 x 14 cm)
● Envelope size: 4-1/2” x 5-3/4” (11.4 x 14.6 cm)
● Coordinating colors: Petal Pink, Pool Party, Pretty Peacock, Rich Razzleberry, Rococo Rose, Old Olive

Here’s what you need to do to get the February Kit.

Get.  Signed.  Up.  By 10 February!  Easy and also peasy.

If you are NOT an ACTIVE Paper Pumpkin Subscriber…

You can sign up for a subscription where you’re billed monthly for your kit – click here to get started.  

Or you can…do a Prepaid Subscription!  And guess what?  Pre-Paid Subscriptions will help you qualify to earn Sale-A-Bration rewards!

That’s right – you can earn FREE Sale-A-Bration item(s) when you purchase a 3-, 6-, or 12-month subscription.  So much winning!

Here’s what you can earn with a prepaid Paper Pumpkin subscription.

Check out all the prepaid subscriptions in my online store here.  So – get started right now – you’ll be just in time to get the February Paper Pumpkin!

Okay!  On to the Blog Candy!

First off – I have a December 2019 Something For Everyone kit.

Here’s what’s inside the box – everything you need to make 12 cards and envelopes suited for everything from weddings to birthdays and anything in between. 🙂  Click either picture for a quick video about this kit!

Don’t need 12 cards?  Well – here’s a little something you could make with the pieces and parts – click the picture and get all SORTS of ideas from the 2019 Paper Pumpkin Pinterest Page.

The second giveaway is the sweet January 2020 I’ll Bee Yours Kit!

Whether you want handmade favors for Valentine’s Day, a bridal shower, or a remarkably romantic wedding, this kit has your number: 20 treat bags, 10 mini cards and envelopes, and embellishments.  Everything you’ll need is inside the box…Click either picture for a quick video sneak peek.

This makes a TON of great note cards and treat bags!

So…Two Kits.  Two Winners!

How to get in the drawing?

To enter to one of the kits, all you need to do is leave a comment on this blog post by 5pm Eastern Time on Friday, 31 Jan 20 and tell me your favorite new product in the 2020 Jan – Jun Mini Catalog!  There is SO MUCH GOODNESS in this catalog – what do YOU love the most!?!

Just a note –  I have comment moderation turned on so it may take me a few minutes to see and approve your comment.  Don’t worry if it doesn’t show up right away, it’ll be there just as soon as I see it.  🙂

The winners will be chosen by the random number generator from all of the comments received and I’ll announce the winners on my blog on Saturday, 1 Feb 20!

Please note, anyone is welcome to leave me a comment but per the Demonstrator rules from Stampin’ Up!, I can only ship Stampin’ Up! merchandise to addresses within the United States.  Thanks for your understanding.  Good luck!!

Have a great Friday, y’all! 🙂

TTFN

M

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 15 JAN – 31 JAN: MSQKN6C2

Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in any active Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!  See my Rewards page for full details.


Interested In Joining Us?

If you’ve ever thought of joining Stampin’ Up! as a Demonstrator (I’d love to have you on my team!), Sale-A-bration is an awesome time to join!

Whether you’d like to start a business or would simply like the great discount, we’re here to support you however you need!

If you have EVER considered joining the team – then during this year’s Sale-A-Bration is definitely the time to take the step!  The SU! Starter Kit is one of the best deals going.  You pay just $99 (plus tax) and it includes Free Shipping!  For that $99 – you get to select $125 worth of SU! product – plus you get Mini Paper Cutter, the 6” x 6” DSP Sampler and your choice of an extra stamp set!  Pretty awesome deal.  Remember – there’s no commitment – no need to sell, have a blog or anything else.  Just collect that 20-25% discount on everything you purchase for as long as you remain active.

Any time is always a great time to join and get that big discount for yourself, but Sale-a-bration is a really awesome time to join with lots of extra benefits with your kit!

There are lots more details to be found on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions Page.

Or…are you ready to go?  Click here and scroll down to click on the “join now” button and select your Starter Kit now!

Let me know if you have any questions at stamps-n-lingers@comcast.net.


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Finn Fan Fix


This is a non-Finny Finn Fan Fix!

This is a seedling update!

So…I planted two BioDomes last week – veggies and flowers.

I placed the two BioDomes under the grow light.

16 hours on.  8 hours off.

And then – carefully peeeeered into the domes every day.

Every day….nothing.

Not surprising – a watched seed never grows.

Or…something like that! LOL

But then.  THEN!  Yesterday…..lookee lookee!!

See ’em?!? Plants!  Little plants sticking their little plant-heads up!

According to my careful planting chart – those are marigolds.  Which I’m growing to plant in and among my Ancho Magnifico Peppers and my tomatoes.

Happy dance happy dance!

See?  Even Finny is thrilled beyond measure!

TTFN
M

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Stampin’ Up! Parisian Beauty and Blossoms for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Hey y’all – it’s Thursday, so it’s time for another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!!  Today’s a color challenge – and I’m excited to see what everyone brings to the table!  I just know you’re going to see a ton of awesome-ness on the hop today!

When I saw the challenge, I just sort of fell on the Parisian Blossoms Specialty DSP – it just made sense.  Since I hadn’t used the Parisian Beauty stamp set, with its bundled Parisian Dies – I thought this would be a great time!  And so…take a look-see:


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Stampin’ Up! Botanical Prints Product Medley Thank You

Happy happy….well.  YOU know!  It’s the middle of the week – and it’s a short one at that.  Gotta love a four-day work week, right?!? 🙂

The new 2020 Jan – Jun Mini Catalog has a wonderful Product Medley – called the Botanical Prints Medley.  A product medley is a group of papers, embellishments, stamps and dies carefully curated by Stampin’ Up! to help crafters create all sorts of projects.  I used it to create today’s card.  Take a look-see:


The layout for this one is from this week’s Fab Friday challenge.

I started with some Pretty Peacock DSP (part of the Botanical Prints Product Medley) and adhered it to the front of my Pretty Peacock card base with Liquid Glue.

The art work is a piece of Whisper White, matted on Terracotta Tile.  I wrapped some Terracotta Tile 1/2″ Scalloped Linen Trim around the panel, securing it in the back with Glue Dots.

I stamped the pretty berry image from the Botanical Prints stamp set (included in the Medley) in Tuxedo Black on a seperate piece of Whisper White.  I cut them out with their matching die.

I colored those die cut berries with my Pretty Peacock and Old Olive Light Stampin’ Blends.  You don’t really even need the Dark blends – the shading lines in the images do all the work for you! 🙂

I laid the die cuts onto the art panel and used them to determine where to stamp two more berry images in Tuxedo Black.  These I left uncolored.

I popped the two die cut berries onto the card front with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The Botanical Prints sentiment is stamped in Terracotta Tile on one of the banners included in the Product Medley – and then popped over the ribbon with Dimensionals.

I added a Linen Thread double-loop bow with a Glue Dot on the left side – and one of the sweet little bee embellishments (yep – from the Botanical Prints Product Medley) on the right – also with a Glue Dot.  Then a few Pretty Peacock gems from the Noble Peacock Rhinestones finished off the card front!

On the inside, I added a couple more of the berries in Tuxedo Black – coloring them with the Pretty Peacock and Old Olive Light Stampin’ Blends – to a Whisper White panel.  I also added some more of the Noble Peacock Rhinestones! 🙂

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Terracotta Tile mat and into the Pretty Peacock card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more colored berries on the front…

…and some more of that beautiful Botanical Prints DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Wow – what a beautiful grouping of goodies this is!  Botanical Prints will bring you a lovely stamp set – with  coordinating dies – botanic print designer paper, labels, die cut images, laser cut panels and…the bees!  THE BEES!!!

Got video?

Yep.  Right here!  Check it out.  And then…get the Botanical Prints Product Medley for yourself.  I hope you like!

TTFN

M

 

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Stampin’ Up! Kerchief Kit and Ordering Specials Ending TODAY!

Hey y’all – happy Tuesday!  Happy look-what’s-ending-today day!

The first big thing ending today is my Double Peppermints Ordering Special!

 

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Stampin’ Up! Thoughtful Blooms Thank You

Happy Monday!  Happy Martin Luther King Day – hopefully you’ve got the day off.

I do! 😉

So…y’all know that clean-and-simple isn’t really my thing, right?  Well….today I’m giving it a go.  Using the Sale-A-Bration stamp set called Thoughtful Blooms ($50 level reward) and the coordinating Small Bloom Punch ($100 level reward).  Take a look-see:

What do you think?  Clean and Simple?  Maybe…clean-and-simple-adjacent? 😉

The layout for this one is from this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge!

I started with a plain piece of Whisper White card stock.  Then, with a plate from the cupboard – I used a pencil to oh-so-lightly mark a half-circle on the card stock. The red marks on the paper show the half-point of the card stock – so you can see how I lined the plate up.

I used that mark to start laying out the stamped images from the Thoughtful Blooms stamp set.  I added stems/branches in Pool Party to start.  Then I laid in some flowers in Flirty Flamingo and Real Red.  The little dots image added some extra “perkiness” in Flirty Flamingo!

I added a Thoughtful Blooms sentiment in Flirty Flamingo.

With the half-circle laid out – I erased the pencil mark.  Then I matted the panel on Flirty Flamingo card stock.

On another piece of Whisper White, I stamped the two larger flower images in Flirty Flamingo and Real Red and punched them with the Small Bloom Punch.

I gently curled each of the punched flowers and adhered them with Liquid Glue to the card front.

I used some of the From My Heart Faceted Gems and adhered them with Liquid Glue to the stamped flowers.  Each of the punched flowers got a Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewel.  And that was it for the card front.

On the inside, I added a second Thoughtful Blooms sentiment in Flirty Flamingo to a Whisper White panel.  Next to it I added some Pool Party “foliage” and Flirty Flamingo dots.  I also adhered another of the punched flowers.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Flirty Flamingo panel and into my Pool Party card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more Thoughtful Blooms flowers and dots on the front…

…and some Pool Party Subtles 6″ x 6″ DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I love this color combination, don’t you?  And this little Sale-A-Bration “set” – Thoughtful Blooms and the Small Bloom Punch aren’t really a “true” set unless you pick BOTH of them as Sale-A-Bration rewards – but they go together like peanut-butter-and-jelly! … really works so well to create lovely flower “scenes”!  I hope you like!

Don’t miss out on my Double Peppermints – for all orders over $50 – AND Free Shipping – for all orders over $126!  That ends tomorrow night!

TTFN

M

 

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Stampin’ Up! All Dressed to Impress for The Paper Players

Good Sunday morning, y’all!  Hope you’re staying warm this weekend – we’re back into a winter-y cycle.  Cold enough for covers again.  Bleh.  But…no snow.  No “-” in front of the temperature so…there’s that! 🙂

Be sure to take advantage of my Weight-loss Milestone Ordering Special, okay?  It’s only around thru Tuesday so you need to get hopping!  Let my loss be your gain!

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

The inspiration for this card set comes from this week’s Paper Players theme challenge and the Dressed To Impress bundle and gorgeous Best Dressed DSP was the perfect choice!  Take a look-see:

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