Joining Special

Stampin’ Up! Hold Onto Hope Sympathy Video Sneak Peek

Mornin’, y’all!  Having a good weekend so far?  I’m pretty excited – did the horses yesterday without covers on!!  Whoo-hoo!!!  

It’s the little things, my peeps!

So – we’ll be back on our “normal” schedule tonight – I’ll be live at 8pm Eastern on my Stamps-N-Lingers FB page.  We’re going to be using the beautiful Hold On To Hope stamp set and matching Cross of Hope Framelits.  Take a sneaky-peek:

I hope you’ll be able to join me – I think you’ll like this card!

TTFN

Mary


HOST CODE FOR 16 JAN – 31 JAN: DXQNA92T

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog or the 2017 Holiday Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


Get in on the Ultimate Bundle!

What if you could get anything you wanted – from the Annual Catalog, the Occasions catalog, the Clearance rack?  And what if you could get it with like…a 45% savings?  And – what if, after you bought that Ultimate Bundle, you could THEN get 20-25% off Every.  Single.  Thing.

I think you’d be pulling out that credit card!

I am, of course, talking about the Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit!  It truly is the Ultimate Bundle.  

ESPECIALLY right now during Sale–A-Bration.  

Let’s look at some facts.

  • You spend $99 – and you pick any products you want (the products you pick are 100% up to you!) for a value of $125.
  • Because it’s Sale-A-Bration, you ALSO get ANY two stamp sets…FREE.  So…if you picked…say…the Letters For You stamp set and the Wood mount Flourishing Phrases – that’s another $99 worth of free goodness!
  • Every order thereafter…you save 20%.  On everything.  And, play your cards right (see what I did there?) you can parlay that to a 25% discount.
  • There’s no obligation to sell.  Advertise.  Blog.  Do workshops.  Attend events.  Do craft shows.  Nothing!
  • If you meet your quarterly quota – you remain a demonstrator.  And keep saving that money!
  • If you don’t?  Well…you go on your merry way with about $225 worth of goodies tucked in your craft stash. No commitment – no penalty!
  • Joining the Critters-N-Creating Krew team is easy – and we are building a great little community of folks who love to stamp and create!  We have a fun and exclusive FB page that we share with the Amy’s Inkin’ Krew.  We chat and share our projects there.  We also have monthly virtual team meetings and quarterly meetings where those of us in the area all get together to have lunch and make fun projects! 
  • Our team is a mix of folks who joined to get the discount (Hobby Demos) and those who are pursuing a business! So whatever YOUR goal is – you’re most welcome!
  • You’ll be joining a super company that’s been around for 30 years! Yep – 2018 is our 30th Anniversary and there’s big happenings in store throughout the year – what a great time to get in on the fun!
  • Joining is easy to do – just click here and head on over the Online application!  And – if you have any questions while you’re there – or before you go! – drop me a note at stamps-n-lingers@comcast.net!

Sale-A-Bration is a pretty big deal, y’all!  Check out all the information over on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page!


Stamps-N-Lingers 2018 Occasions Catalog Special Bundle Sale!



Check out all my special bundles at my Stamps-N-Lingers 2018 Occasions Catalog Bundles page and fill out the form you’ll find there.  There are descriptions of each bundle as well as pictures!  


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 – on Saturday morning, I had a scheduled phone call with Apple.

To learn some tips and tricks for using my new watch.

Yes.  Watches now come with tips-and-tricks telecoms.  Thankfully it does still also just show me the time when I look at it!

And – not gonna lie – it’s fun to have Mickey Mouse tell me the time!

Anywho – there I was, sitting in the kitchen with Steve on the phone.  My sweet dog lying quietly at my feet.  A glass of iced hazelnut coffee at the ready.

At the conclusion of the call, my watch vibrated on my wrist, reminding me to get up and walk around a bit.  Which I obediently did.

To see….

Caught red-pawed.  Really no way to pawn this off onto the cats.  Guess that pesky paper towel was just begging to be torn to teensy bits… 🙂

TTFN

M

 

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Stampin’ Up! Heart Happiness Petal Palette

Mornin’, y’all!  Hope you’ve got a good weekend ahead of you!  Ours is a little mundane – but there’s goodness in mundane, isn’t there?  Call it routine, call it a rut – or call it…just life!  It’s a good thing to have and that’s what we’re going to have some of this weekend – just life!  Here’s hoping the same for you!

My card for today would be perfect to send to your best friend, your Mom, your sister – pretty much anyone that you’re grateful is in your life.  It uses the so-pretty Heart Happiness stamp set and a sentiment (plus a few other goodies) from the Petal Palette bundle.  Take a look-see:

I used a sketch, color and inspiration photo challenge to help me with this one.  The first, a sketch challenge from the Freshly Made Sketches, lent a hand with the layout.

And for the colors, check out the Color Throwdown this week.

And – I selected the heart shape and image thanks to the inspiration photo from the Hand Stamped Sentiments challenge.

I started with a Crumb Cake panel and, with Crumb Cake ink, stamped two of the small Heart Happiness stamp set images all over the panel. 

On a piece of scrap Whisper White, I stamped the flower-laden heart from Heart Happiness in Crumb Cake.  Then I used my Light and Dark Pool Party and Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends to color the image.  I cut it with a handy die from the Sweet & Sassy Framelits.

The second heart was cut with another die from the Sweet & Sassy Framelits from Pool Party card stock, then embossed in the flowery folder in the Petal Pair TIEF set.  I adhered it to the stamped Crumb Cake panel and used my Stampin’ Trimmer to trim off a little bit of the edge. 

Then I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Pool Party mat and wrapped a piece of Pool Party 3/8″ Shimmer Ribbon around it, securing it in the back with Fast Fuse.  Over that, I popped the flowered-y heart with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

For my sentiment, I chose one from the Petal Palette stamp set and stamped it in Crumb Cake on Whisper White.  Then I cut it out with the banner die from the Bunch of Banners Framelits.  

Using the geometric die in the Petals & More Thinlits, I cut a piece from Crumb Cake and one from Pool Party and adhered them together with a little Liquid Glue.  Over the stack, I added the sentiment banner with Liquid Glue.  Around one end I wrapped some Linen Thread, tieing it off in a simple knot.  I used some Liquid Glue and a couple of Stampin’ Dimensionals to add the whole thing to the card front.

I added one little Linen Thread bow and the card front was done!

On the inside, I layered three pieces of card stock – a Pool Party and Crumb Cake mat created the first two layers.  On the Crumb Cake, I added more of the Heart Happiness images in Crumb Cake around the edges.  Then I used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to stamp a second sentiment from Petal Palette in Crumb Cake on a Whisper White panel.  I added another of the little flowers – coloring it with my Stampin’ Blends.

I Fast Fuse’d the whole thing into my Whisper White card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more of the small Heart Happiness images across the front – colored with my Pool Party and Crumb Cake Stampin’ Write Markers (to avoid the bleed-thru of the Blends!)…

…and I added the large flower-filled heart to the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I love this color scheme – especially for the Heart Happiness images – I really think it’s quite lovely!  I also really like the sentiments from the Petal Palette stamp set and they go so well with the Heart Happiness!  Hope you like!

TTFN

Mary

P.S Calling all crafters…calling all crafters…the Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew is growing!  Come on and join the fun, won’t you?  Start with a Starter Kit (says the Department of Redundancy Department!) and then keep cashing in with TWO extra free stamp sets and build yourself the ultimate bundle.  And unlock the key to 20% off EVERYTHING!! 🙂


HOST CODE FOR 16 JAN – 31 JAN: DXQNA92T

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog or the 2017 Holiday Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


Get in on the Ultimate Bundle!

What if you could get anything you wanted – from the Annual Catalog, the Occasions catalog, the Clearance rack?  And what if you could get it with like…a 45% savings?  And – what if, after you bought that Ultimate Bundle, you could THEN get 20-25% off Every.  Single.  Thing.

I think you’d be pulling out that credit card!

I am, of course, talking about the Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit!  It truly is the Ultimate Bundle.  

ESPECIALLY right now during Sale–A-Bration.  

Let’s look at some facts.

  • You spend $99 – and you pick any products you want (the products you pick are 100% up to you!) for a value of $125.
  • Because it’s Sale-A-Bration, you ALSO get ANY two stamp sets…FREE.  So…if you picked…say…the Letters For You stamp set and the Wood mount Flourishing Phrases – that’s another $99 worth of free goodness!
  • Every order thereafter…you save 20%.  On everything.  And, play your cards right (see what I did there?) you can parlay that to a 25% discount.
  • There’s no obligation to sell.  Advertise.  Blog.  Do workshops.  Attend events.  Do craft shows.  Nothing!
  • If you meet your quarterly quota – you remain a demonstrator.  And keep saving that money!
  • If you don’t?  Well…you go on your merry way with about $225 worth of goodies tucked in your craft stash. No commitment – no penalty!
  • Joining the Critters-N-Creating Krew team is easy – and we are building a great little community of folks who love to stamp and create!  We have a fun and exclusive FB page that we share with the Amy’s Inkin’ Krew.  We chat and share our projects there.  We also have monthly virtual team meetings and quarterly meetings where those of us in the area all get together to have lunch and make fun projects! 
  • Our team is a mix of folks who joined to get the discount (Hobby Demos) and those who are pursuing a business! So whatever YOUR goal is – you’re most welcome!
  • You’ll be joining a super company that’s been around for 30 years! Yep – 2018 is our 30th Anniversary and there’s big happenings in store throughout the year – what a great time to get in on the fun!
  • Joining is easy to do – just click here and head on over the Online application!  And – if you have any questions while you’re there – or before you go! – drop me a note at stamps-n-lingers@comcast.net!

Sale-A-Bration is a pretty big deal, y’all!  Check out all the information over on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page!


Stamps-N-Lingers 2018 Occasions Catalog Special Bundle Sale!



Check out all my special bundles at my Stamps-N-Lingers 2018 Occasions Catalog Bundles page and fill out the form you’ll find there.  There are descriptions of each bundle as well as pictures!  


Do you love free stuff? We thought so, cuz…hello?  Free!!

So, let me let you in on a little-known fact: You can earn Sale-A-Bration rewards when you purchase a 3-, 6-, or 12- month prepaid Paper Pumpkin subscription.  In fact, purchasing prepaids may be the best and easiest way to earn free Sale-A-Bration products—especially if you’re new to papercrafting and find the catalog a little intimidating!

Here’s the deets:


Ready to get started?  Click right here and you’ll be on your way!

Hope you know what you want for your Sale-A-Bration Freebie! 🙂

STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT: 


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Whisper White Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); 3 3/8″ x 4 5/8″ (inner liner); Heart Happiness heart on front

Pool Party Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); Sweet & Sassy Framelits die cut heart; Petals & More Thinlits die cut

Crumb Cake Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and mat for inner liner); Petals & More 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!


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  

Folks – today I have a glamour shot for you of the Man.

Ready?

Hold on to yer horses, cuz he’s giving it all he’s got!

Smile for the camera!

A man and his my dog – it’s a beautiful thing!

TTFN

M

 

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Stampin’ Up! January 2018 Paper Pumpkin Reveal!

Hey guys!  It’s Friday again!  I’m starting a petition – all work weeks should be 4 days and all weekends should be three!  I mean – who decided in the first place that it would be 5/2?  4/3 is sooooo much better!!

I got my January Paper Pumpkin the other day – it’s called Heartfelt Love Notes – and once I opened it, I was ready to get at it!

This kit made SIXTEEN really cute little note cards – with slide-in cards for writing your message.  And Kraft envelopes.  Love!

I sat down and opened up the package, and then spent about an hour…okay – more like 3 1/2 hours, but that included making dinner, feeding the horses, running the dog, getting the mail….  You get the picture.  

Everything I needed was inside the package!

The kit makes 16 cards – in two styles.

You can see that my ribbons are all just laying inside their cards – I’m going to stick a little sumpin’-sumpin’ inside each one…

…and then tie them closed!

Did you notice the pretty Rich Razzleberry and Flirty Flamingo Glitter Enamel Dots?!

 

I used two of the little envelope stamps – in the included Rich Razzleberry ink – to stamp the pull-out card and the inside of each pocket card…

..and I stamped To and From and the envelope image on each envelope, too!  

And – just like that – bing bada boom! – I had 16 really cute little cards – big enough to slide a little treat into – ready to go!

Now – let’s be honest.  Not every Paper Pumpkin kit is going to appeal to every single person who ever gets them!  Just not possible.  Remember Sara Lee.

But – most of the kits will appeal to most of the folks who get them.  And this is a super good time to subscribe to see just how much fun you can have with these little red boxes that come right to your mailbox each month!

You can earn Sale-A-Bration rewards when you purchase a 3-, 6-, or 12- month prepaid Paper Pumpkin subscription.  In fact, purchasing prepaids may be the best and easiest way to earn free Sale-A-Bration products—especially if you’re new to papercrafting and find the catalog a little intimidating!

Here’s the deets:


Ready to get started?  Click right here and you’ll be on your way!  

I hope you’ll take a minute and get started with your Paper Pumpkin subscription right now! 🙂

TTFN

Mary


HOST CODE FOR 16 JAN – 31 JAN: DXQNA92T

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog or the 2017 Holiday Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


Get in on the Ultimate Bundle!

What if you could get anything you wanted – from the Annual Catalog, the Occasions catalog, the Clearance rack?  And what if you could get it with like…a 45% savings?  And – what if, after you bought that Ultimate Bundle, you could THEN get 20-25% off Every.  Single.  Thing.

I think you’d be pulling out that credit card!

I am, of course, talking about the Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit!  It truly is the Ultimate Bundle.  

ESPECIALLY right now during Sale–A-Bration.  

Let’s look at some facts.

  • You spend $99 – and you pick any products you want (the products you pick are 100% up to you!) for a value of $125.
  • Because it’s Sale-A-Bration, you ALSO get ANY two stamp sets…FREE.  So…if you picked…say…the Letters For You stamp set and the Wood mount Flourishing Phrases – that’s another $99 worth of free goodness!
  • Every order thereafter…you save 20%.  On everything.  And, play your cards right (see what I did there?) you can parlay that to a 25% discount.
  • There’s no obligation to sell.  Advertise.  Blog.  Do workshops.  Attend events.  Do craft shows.  Nothing!
  • If you meet your quarterly quota – you remain a demonstrator.  And keep saving that money!
  • If you don’t?  Well…you go on your merry way with about $225 worth of goodies tucked in your craft stash. No commitment – no penalty!
  • Joining the Critters-N-Creating Krew team is easy – and we are building a great little community of folks who love to stamp and create!  We have a fun and exclusive FB page that we share with the Amy’s Inkin’ Krew.  We chat and share our projects there.  We also have monthly virtual team meetings and quarterly meetings where those of us in the area all get together to have lunch and make fun projects! 
  • Our team is a mix of folks who joined to get the discount (Hobby Demos) and those who are pursuing a business! So whatever YOUR goal is – you’re most welcome!
  • You’ll be joining a super company that’s been around for 30 years! Yep – 2018 is our 30th Anniversary and there’s big happenings in store throughout the year – what a great time to get in on the fun!
  • Joining is easy to do – just click here and head on over the Online application!  And – if you have any questions while you’re there – or before you go! – drop me a note at stamps-n-lingers@comcast.net!

Sale-A-Bration is a pretty big deal, y’all!  Check out all the information over on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page!


Stamps-N-Lingers 2018 Occasions Catalog Special Bundle Sale!



Check out all my special bundles at my Stamps-N-Lingers 2018 Occasions Catalog Bundles page and fill out the form you’ll find there.  There are descriptions of each bundle as well as pictures!  


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  

If you’ve been watching the news – specifically national weather news – you know that we’ve had snow here in the south.

S. N. O. W.

And it was beautiful!

 

Finn thought it was an awfully good time!

And the horses enjoyed the cold and the crunchy white stuff!

So – that was fun-ish.  All the pretty and all the crazy dog and pony games was tempered by the temperature.  It was sooooo freakin’ cold.  Y’all – it was crazy cold.  It took 10 minutes to get all the layers of clothes on to go outside!  Not my cuppa tea, people.  It’s why I don’t live in Colorado!  

And now?  Now – two days later – we’re in Phase 2.

Phase 2 is the Mud Phase.  Still too cold to be enjoyable to be outside for very long.  With the added fun of squishy mud everywhere.

And – it’s supposed to be in the 60’s on the weekend!  Crazy weather this year, y’all!  But – I’ll take it!! 🙂

TTFN

M

 

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Stampin’ Up! Apron of Love Thank You Card

Happy Haaawwwmp Day, y’all!  Gotta love these short weeks, huh?

Not sure what the weather will be doing today – when we got done with the horses last night, it was way warmer than I thought it would be.  But – Atlanta’s been prepping for The Big Event (again) all day!  So I guess we’ll see what we see!

My card today is winging it’s way to one of the ladies who recently joined my team – yeah!! – and took advantage of the seriously awesome good deal that a Starter Kit is during Sale-A-Bration!  Maybe YOU should be looking at it, too??

Just sayin’! 🙂

Anywho – I made this one with the fun little Apron of Love stamp set and a few other little goodies – take a look-see:

My color scheme is from this week’s Color Challenge at The Paper Players.

I used another of the fun Tutti Frutti Cards and Envelopes (free as a $50 Sale-A-Bration pick) as the base for this one.  The card front is a piece of paper from the Bubbles & Fizz DSP (yes, also free as a $50 SAB pick!), matted on a piece of Tranquil Tide card stock.  I adhered that to the front of the Notecard with Fast Fuse (yes – a departure from my normal way of doing business!).

I wrapped a length of Tranquil Tide 1/2″ Finely Woven Ribbon around the entire card front – securing it in the front with some Glue Dots (under the soon-to-be-emplaced apron).

I stamped the apron outline from the Apron of Love stamp set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on a piece of Dapper Denim and cut it with the matching die from the bundled Apron Builder Framelits.  I also cut out a “pocket”, a couple of stings and a neck band.  The sentiment on the top of the apron is from the Apron of Love set and is heat embossed in White Stampin’ Emboss Powder.

I adhered the strings and the neckband to the back of the apron with some Liquid Glue and used my Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker to make some “stitches” around the edges of the pocket.  I wanted a “welcome” sentiment that would fit on the pocket, and I found it in the Host-Exclusive Cozy Cottage stamp set.  I inked it with Versamark and stamped it, then sprinkled it with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heated it up! 

Then I popped the pocket onto the apron with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals and popped the apron onto the card front with regular Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Then I started filling up the apron pocket!  There’s some hearts and “ribbons” in Tranquil Tide and Lemon Lime Twist, and some Basic Black “paper snips” – all cut with fun little dies from the Apron Builder Framelits.  I added them in with Liquid Glue and Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.  And I even added a couple of strings of Silver Mini Sequin Trim!  When it was as full as I could get it – the card front was done!

On the inside, I stamped a sentiment from the All Things Thanks stamp set – it seemed perfect! – in Tranquil Tide on a Whisper White panel.  Then I added a couple of Apron of Love scissors in Lemon Lime Twist!

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Tranquil Tide mat and into the Tutti Frutti Card and the card was done!

The Tutti Frutti Envelope was already pretty well decorated for me, so I just added a couple more Apron of Love scissors in Dapper Denim on the front…

…and, of course, the flap was all ready to go!

Et Voila!  The Apron of Love bundle covers folks who cook, folks who sew, peeps that BBQ and all us crafters!  With fun images and sentiments and, of course, really fun dies in the matching Apron Builder Framelits!  I hope you like!

TTFN

Mary

P.S Want to see what I’d send you when you join my team?! Well – read on to see how to do just that while grabbing The Ultimate Bundle for yourself! 🙂


HOST CODE FOR 16 JAN – 31 JAN: DXQNA92T

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog or the 2017 Holiday Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


Get in on the Ultimate Bundle!

What if you could get anything you wanted – from the Annual Catalog, the Occasions catalog, the Clearance rack?  And what if you could get it with like…a 45% savings?  And – what if, after you bought that Ultimate Bundle, you could THEN get 20-25% off Every.  Single.  Thing.

I think you’d be pulling out that credit card!

I am, of course, talking about the Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit!  It truly is the Ultimate Bundle.  

ESPECIALLY right now during Sale–A-Bration.  

Let’s look at some facts.

  • You spend $99 – and you pick any products you want (the products you pick are 100% up to you!) for a value of $125.
  • Because it’s Sale-A-Bration, you ALSO get ANY two stamp sets…FREE.  So…if you picked…say…the Letters For You stamp set and the Wood mount Flourishing Phrases – that’s another $99 worth of free goodness!
  • Every order thereafter…you save 20%.  On everything.  And, play your cards right (see what I did there?) you can parlay that to a 25% discount.
  • There’s no obligation to sell.  Advertise.  Blog.  Do workshops.  Attend events.  Do craft shows.  Nothing!
  • If you meet your quarterly quota – you remain a demonstrator.  And keep saving that money!
  • If you don’t?  Well…you go on your merry way with about $225 worth of goodies tucked in your craft stash. No commitment – no penalty!
  • Joining the Critters-N-Creating Krew team is easy – and we are building a great little community of folks who love to stamp and create!  We have a fun and exclusive FB page that we share with the Amy’s Inkin’ Krew.  We chat and share our projects there.  We also have monthly virtual team meetings and quarterly meetings where those of us in the area all get together to have lunch and make fun projects! 
  • Our team is a mix of folks who joined to get the discount (Hobby Demos) and those who are pursuing a business! So whatever YOUR goal is – you’re most welcome!
  • You’ll be joining a super company that’s been around for 30 years! Yep – 2018 is our 30th Anniversary and there’s big happenings in store throughout the year – what a great time to get in on the fun!
  • Joining is easy to do – just click here and head on over the Online application!  And – if you have any questions while you’re there – or before you go! – drop me a note at stamps-n-lingers@comcast.net!

Sale-A-Bration is a pretty big deal, y’all!  Check out all the information over on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page!


Stamps-N-Lingers 2018 Occasions Catalog Special Bundle Sale!



Check out all my special bundles at my Stamps-N-Lingers 2018 Occasions Catalog Bundles page and fill out the form you’ll find there.  There are descriptions of each bundle as well as pictures!  


Do you love free stuff? We thought so, cuz…hello?  Free!!

So, let me let you in on a little-known fact: You can earn Sale-A-Bration rewards when you purchase a 3-, 6-, or 12- month prepaid Paper Pumpkin subscription.  In fact, purchasing prepaids may be the best and easiest way to earn free Sale-A-Bration products—especially if you’re new to papercrafting and find the catalog a little intimidating!

Here’s the deets:


Ready to get started?  Click right here and you’ll be on your way!

Hope you know what you want for your Sale-A-Bration Freebie! 🙂

STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT: 


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Tutti Frutti Notecard and Envelope

Tranquil Tide Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); Apron Builder die cuts

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

Bubbles & Fizz DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front)  

Dapper Denim, Lemon Lime Twist and Basic Black Card Stock: Apron Builder 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!


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 man decided to abdicate his spot for today.

And he brings you, instead, a picture of his second favorite things to herd.

Number one, of course, is the horses.

Even though he does it wrong.

Herding is a “from the back” thing and he thinks it’s “from the front”.

But we digress.

His second favorite thing to herd is…kitties.

Fortunately – they love to be herded!

Did the sarcasm come thru in digits??

Anyway – today, they were taking a break from pretending to be herded and having them a little snooze.

Together.

Not totally sure how they’re not rolling backwards off that cushion!  Or – frankly – how Katy is breathing with her brother on her like white-on-rice!  But – they both seemed perfectly content, so it must be working for them!

Your little-pile-of-panthers-picture for the day!

Finn’ll be back tomorrow.  There’s a limit to his largesse….

TTFN

M

 

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Stampin’ Up! Picture Perfect Birthday Card

Hey, y’all!  Welcome to Tuesday and another Stamp Ink Paper challenge!  

Our Stamp Ink Paper Challenge #133 is a sketch challenge!  Won’t you come play along?

I don’t know if you’ve seen the fun paper in the Picture Perfect Party DSP – but it’s photo-realistic pictures on one side and colorful graphics on the other.  As you might imagine – the photos are party-themed.

Duh?

So, I used that paper and the coordinating Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set to make my card for today.

Guess what it’s for?

Duh?

Take a look-see:

Oh!  Did you think that ginormous bow was real?!

Well – it’s not!  Hang tight.

I started with a confetti strewn piece of the Picture Perfect Party paper and matted it on Basic Black with some Fast Fuse.

The center strip is a plain piece of Whisper White that I embellished with the little Happy Birthday sentiment from the Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set in Berry Burst.  I just stamped it all over the strip, then I matted it on Basic Black and Fast Fuse’d it to the card front.  

Next up, I used the new-ish Starburst Punch to punch a Basic Black circle, which I adhered with a little Liquid Glue.  Then I wrapped a length of Lemon Lime Twist 1/2″ Finely Woven Ribbon around the whole thing, securing it in the back with Fast Fuse.

One of the designs in the Picture Perfect Party DSP is a bow-covered design.  I fussy cut one of the Lemon Lime Twist bows, edged it with my Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker and popped it over the Starburst punched shape with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment in Berry Burst on a piece of scrap Whisper White and fussy cut each word.  I once again edged the little word pieces with the Basic Black Marker and used a little Liquid Glue to adhere them to the bow.

I finished up with some Tutti-Frutti Adhesive Backed Sequins here and there and the card front was done!

On the inside, I added a second sentiment from Picture Perfect Birthday in Berry Burst to a Whisper White panel.  Then, in Pool Party, Bermuda Bay and Lemon Lime Twist, I added some of the little confetti images from the stamp set.

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Basic Black mat and into my Lemon Lime Twist card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

Across the front of my Whisper White Medium Envelope, I added more Picture Perfect Birthday confetti…

…and then added another little bit of the Picture Perfect Party DSP to the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Folks this one went together quickly and yet – I think it has a lot of impact.  I love how “real” that bow looks on top of the black, don’t you?!  This Picture Perfect Birthday suite is so much fun!  Hope you like! 🙂

TTFN

Mary

P.S Have you thought about joining Stampin’ Up!?  A lot of folks are, cuz this is a great time to pull the trigger! I’d love to have you on my Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew team! Check out The Ultimate Bundle down below.  And…come on and join the fun! 🙂


HOST CODE FOR 16 JAN – 31 JAN: DXQNA92T

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog or the 2017 Holiday Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


Get in on the Ultimate Bundle!

What if you could get anything you wanted – from the Annual Catalog, the Occasions catalog, the Clearance rack?  And what if you could get it with like…a 45% savings?  And – what if, after you bought that Ultimate Bundle, you could THEN get 20-25% off Every.  Single.  Thing.

I think you’d be pulling out that credit card!

I am, of course, talking about the Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit!  It truly is the Ultimate Bundle.  

ESPECIALLY right now during Sale–A-Bration.  

Let’s look at some facts.

  • You spend $99 – and you pick any products you want (the products you pick are 100% up to you!) for a value of $125.
  • Because it’s Sale-A-Bration, you ALSO get ANY two stamp sets…FREE.  So…if you picked…say…the Letters For You stamp set and the Wood mount Flourishing Phrases – that’s another $99 worth of free goodness!
  • Every order thereafter…you save 20%.  On everything.  And, play your cards right (see what I did there?) you can parlay that to a 25% discount.
  • There’s no obligation to sell.  Advertise.  Blog.  Do workshops.  Attend events.  Do craft shows.  Nothing!
  • If you meet your quarterly quota – you remain a demonstrator.  And keep saving that money!
  • If you don’t?  Well…you go on your merry way with about $225 worth of goodies tucked in your craft stash. No commitment – no penalty!
  • Joining the Critters-N-Creating Krew team is easy – and we are building a great little community of folks who love to stamp and create!  We have a fun and exclusive FB page that we share with the Amy’s Inkin’ Krew.  We chat and share our projects there.  We also have monthly virtual team meetings and quarterly meetings where those of us in the area all get together to have lunch and make fun projects! 
  • Our team is a mix of folks who joined to get the discount (Hobby Demos) and those who are pursuing a business! So whatever YOUR goal is – you’re most welcome!
  • You’ll be joining a super company that’s been around for 30 years! Yep – 2018 is our 30th Anniversary and there’s big happenings in store throughout the year – what a great time to get in on the fun!
  • Joining is easy to do – just click here and head on over the Online application!  And – if you have any questions while you’re there – or before you go! – drop me a note at stamps-n-lingers@comcast.net!

Sale-A-Bration is a pretty big deal, y’all!  Check out all the information over on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page!


Stamps-N-Lingers 2018 Occasions Catalog Special Bundle Sale!



Check out all my special bundles at my Stamps-N-Lingers 2018 Occasions Catalog Bundles page and fill out the form you’ll find there.  There are descriptions of each bundle as well as pictures!  


Do you love free stuff? We thought so, cuz…hello?  Free!!

So, let me let you in on a little-known fact: You can earn Sale-A-Bration rewards when you purchase a 3-, 6-, or 12- month prepaid Paper Pumpkin subscription.  In fact, purchasing prepaids may be the best and easiest way to earn free Sale-A-Bration products—especially if you’re new to papercrafting and find the catalog a little intimidating!

Here’s the deets:


Ready to get started?  Click right here and you’ll be on your way!

Hope you know what you want for your Sale-A-Bration Freebie! 🙂

STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT: 


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

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

Basic Black Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 1 3/4″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for middle strip); Starburst Punch shape

Whisper White Card Stock: 1 5/8″ x 4 1/8″ (center strip); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

Picture Perfect Party DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (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  

Finn and I didn’t spend a lot of quality camera-ready time together today.

Wayne was outside with the equipment repair guy much of the afternoon and the Man was helping them.

Man work.

When he did decide he needed a nap and came in, we spent a little time watching Back to the Future.

He’d never seen it, believe it or not! 🙂

Since he wanted to watch from my lap – I took the opportunity to try out the Portrait mode on my new phone.  For a Finn-ie.  Or two.

I need longer arms.

But – I think you can see what he thinks of Back to the Future, huh?

TTFN

M

 

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Stampin’ Up! Sliding Barn Door Card

‘Sup, y’all?  Having a good weekend?  I hope so!

If you were able to join me last night on my FB Live video – thanks for spending part of your long weekend with me!  I surely do appreciate it!  If not, but you’d like to watch the replay, here ’tis on YouTube!

One of the fun new bundles in the 2018 Occasions catalog also has a very high “cool” factor, and that’s the Barn Door stamp set bundled with the Sliding Door Framelits.  I used that bundle to create a fun and cool card that could be used for almost any card-sending need.  Take a look-see:

So -the details on how to make this card are really all in the video, so – do check it out!

I made this as a “postcard” style card – with just the sliding barn door front and a decorated panel on the back for writing a message.

All the sentiments are on the front – the first is visible when your recipient pulls the card from the envelope…

And then they can slide the barn door to the left to see what would (normally) be the inside sentiment!

I made the front panel with the Simple Stripes TIEF and used the debossed side up – channeling JoAnna Gaines with some shiplap siding!  

All the “hardware” is cut with the various little dies in the Sliding Door Framelits and adhered with Liquid Glue.  Just to be clear – the “rollers” on the top of the door are purely decorative.  All the rolling work is done with 1/2″ Circle punch shapes and Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Again – check out the video! 🙂

On the flip side, I Fast Fuse’d a Whisper White panel to a Whisper White mat and stamped the pretty little wreath and flowers from the Barn Door set.  I colored the stamp with my Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight and Bermuda Bay Stampin’ Write Markers.

The base of the card is a simple piece of Basic Black and I Fast Fuse’d the front and back to it to create a “post card”!

My Whisper White Medium envelope got a repeat of the Barn Door wreath on the front…

…and on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  One day I hope to have lovely white shiplap and a sliding barn door for “reals” in a house, but until then…Stampin’ Up! let’s me create them with card stock and ink using the Barn Door bundle.  And you can, too!  Also, although I used the pretty sentiments from the stamp set on this card – think of all the sentiment combinations you could use with this design!  🙂  Hope you like!

TTFN

Mary

P.S Have you thought about joining Stampin’ Up!?  Well – this is a great time – and I’d love to have you on my team! Check out The Ultimate Bundle down below.  And…come on and join the fun! 🙂


HOST CODE FOR 1 JAN – 15 JAN: QGAJHYYU

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog or the 2017 Holiday Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


Get in on the Ultimate Bundle!

What if you could get anything you wanted – from the Annual Catalog, the Occasions catalog, the Clearance rack?  And what if you could get it with like…a 45% savings?  And – what if, after you bought that Ultimate Bundle, you could THEN get 20-25% off Every.  Single.  Thing.

I think you’d be pulling out that credit card!

I am, of course, talking about the Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit!  It truly is the Ultimate Bundle.  

ESPECIALLY right now during Sale–A-Bration.  

Let’s look at some facts.

  • You spend $99 – and you pick any products you want (the products you pick are 100% up to you!) for a value of $125.
  • Because it’s Sale-A-Bration, you ALSO get ANY two stamp sets…FREE.  So…if you picked…say…the Letters For You stamp set and the Wood mount Flourishing Phrases – that’s another $99 worth of free goodness!
  • Every order thereafter…you save 20%.  On everything.  And, play your cards right (see what I did there?) you can parlay that to a 25% discount.
  • There’s no obligation to sell.  Advertise.  Blog.  Do workshops.  Attend events.  Do craft shows.  Nothing!
  • If you meet your quarterly quota – you remain a demonstrator.  And keep saving that money!
  • If you don’t?  Well…you go on your merry way with about $225 worth of goodies tucked in your craft stash. No commitment – no penalty!
  • Joining the Critters-N-Creating Krew team is easy – and we are building a great little community of folks who love to stamp and create!  We have a fun and exclusive FB page that we share with the Amy’s Inkin’ Krew.  We chat and share our projects there.  We also have monthly virtual team meetings and quarterly meetings where those of us in the area all get together to have lunch and make fun projects! 
  • Our team is a mix of folks who joined to get the discount (Hobby Demos) and those who are pursuing a business! So whatever YOUR goal is – you’re most welcome!
  • You’ll be joining a super company that’s been around for 30 years! Yep – 2018 is our 30th Anniversary and there’s big happenings in store throughout the year – what a great time to get in on the fun!
  • Joining is easy to do – just click here and head on over the Online application!  And – if you have any questions while you’re there – or before you go! – drop me a note at stamps-n-lingers@comcast.net!

Sale-A-Bration is a pretty big deal, y’all!  Check out all the information over on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page!


Stamps-N-Lingers 2018 Occasions Catalog Special Bundle Sale!



Check out all my special bundles at my Stamps-N-Lingers 2018 Occasions Catalog Bundles page and fill out the form you’ll find there.  There are descriptions of each bundle as well as pictures!  


Do you love free stuff? We thought so, cuz…hello?  Free!!

So, let me let you in on a little-known fact: You can earn Sale-A-Bration rewards when you purchase a 3-, 6-, or 12- month prepaid Paper Pumpkin subscription.  In fact, purchasing prepaids may be the best and easiest way to earn free Sale-A-Bration products—especially if you’re new to papercrafting and find the catalog a little intimidating!

Here’s the deets:


Ready to get started?  Click right here and you’ll be on your way!

Hope you know what you want for your Sale-A-Bration Freebie! 🙂

STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT: 


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Basic Black Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ (card base); Sliding Door Framelits die cuts

Whisper White Card Stock: 4 1/8″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for back); 2 3/8″ x 3 3/4″ (sentiment panel); Sliding Door die cuts

Thick Whisper White Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and back)


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  

I don’t think I need to even write much on this FFF.  

Let’s have pictures do most of the talking, shall we?

So…this happened on Sunday morning (and is actually 3 degrees warmer than when I went out the first time)…

This is my response…

Definitely me and not the terrorist that it looks like.  Please note I can barely see – the face mask clouds my glasses with every breath.  Freeze the face or be able to see.  The struggle is real.

Here’s the Man’s response…

Just a pleasantly brisk morning to enjoy sleeping on the golf cart.  And no – I do NOT want to come in, thank you.

😉

TTFN

M

 

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Stampin’ Up! Z-Fold Snowy Carols of Christmas

Good morning, y’all – it’s Monday.

Again.

How in the world does the weekend fly by so darned fast?!?  Sigh…

If you were able to join me last night on my Facebook Live video – thanks so much!  I hope you enjoyed it.  If not, here’s a link to the video on YouTube!

The layout on the front panel was inspired by the sketch this week at the Fusion challenge blog!

The video shows you step-by-step how to make this card.  It starts with a Pool Party base, cut to 5 1/2″ x 10 3/4″ and scored and folded at 4 1/4″ and then at 3 1/4″ from that fold. One cool thing about this kind of card is that it fits inside a normal A2-sized envelope! 🙂

The large end panel – which is the same size as the inside of a regular A2 card – is stamped with the little sparkle image from Carols of Christmas in Pool Party ink and the flourish in Tranquil Tide.  I used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to line the images up.

The sentiment, also from Carols of Christmas, is stamped in Tranquil Tide on a piece of Whisper White card stock, matted on Tranquil Tide and then Fast Fuse’d into the card on the center panel. Continue reading

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Stampin’ Up! Fun Fold Carols of Christmas Video Sneak Peek

Mornin’, peeps!  Welcome to another Sunday Sneak Peek.

I just made that up.

Yes, I really am that clever!

As has become my norm, I’m giving you a teensy look at the card we’re going to make tonight on my Facebook Live video at 8pm Eastern.  Here’s a link to the page, in case you don’t have it.

This is another one that uses the Carols of Christmas stamp set and bundled Card Front Builder Thinlits.  I might be loading you guys up with cards made with this cute bundle, cuz…1 Aug is just around the corner.  Like…on Tuesday!  And that’s when you can get this super-set for yourself!

I made this one with Tranquil Tide and Pool Party. And…Delightful Daisy DSP.  Here’s the sneaky peek…

As the post title implies, it’a a fun fold – a lot simpler than the one we did last week!  But still fun – and a nice little surprise for the recipient. Continue reading

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Stampin’ Up! Be Merry Carols of Christmas

Good morning, y’all!  Hope you’re getting your weekend off to a great start! 🙂

My card today is quick and easy – I let the beautiful Be Merry DSP from the Annual Catalog and the new Carols of Christmas bundle do all the work for me.  Add a little bling and…take a look-see:

And – don’t forget – you can get the Carols of Christmas stamp set and the matching Card Front Builder Thinlits dies starting on Tuesday, 1 Aug!!! Continue reading

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Stampin’ Up! Garden Girl Sweet Thoughts

Good morning, y’all – it’s Friday!  Yeah yeah YEAH!!  This has been…a week.  That’s all I’m going to say about it.  So I am way more than ready for a weekend and two blissful days of not hearing my work phone whistle at me to tell me yet another e-mail has come in and WOULD YOU PLEASE DO SOMETHING ABOUT … fill in the blank!!

Just sayin’.

I made a fun little card for you today that uses the Garden Girl stamp set…well, without the actual girl!…and a sentiment from the Ronald McDonald House Charities stamp set for the year Sharing Sweet Thoughts.  Take a look-see:

My layout is inspired by this week’s sketch at The Paper Players. Continue reading

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