Just a Note

Stampin’ Up! Heartfelt Blooms Sneak Peak!

Happy Weekend!  Hope you’ve got big plans.

Or…no plans!  Whatever will make you happy this weekend is what I hope for you!

I want to share a most gorgeous stamp set with y’all.

Hmm.  Not much to look at, really.  Hard to know how that could turn into a beautiful card, isn’t it?

Well – this is a photorealistic stamp set made using a special process (only from Stampin’ Up! OBTW).  Stampin’ Up! made a quick little video – featuring Brandy Barnard – showing how cool this stamp set is.  Check it out!

Fun, yes?

Well, after I watched the video, I took a couple of Brandy’s ideas and ran with them to make…this.  Take a look-see:

I pulled my color scheme from the challenge at the Color Throwdown.

I started with a Crumb Cake panel and inked up the gorgeous Heartfelt Blooms stamp in Crumb Cake and stamped it several times across the panel.  Then I matted it on Pear Pizzazz.

For the art panel, I stamped the large flower image in Sweet Sugarplum in the corner of a Whisper White panel.  At the same time, I stamped it again on a second piece of Whisper White.  I also stamped it once in Pear Pizzazz on the scrap Whisper White.

With those two images, I fussy cut the large Sweet Sugarplum daisy and the adjacent Pear Pizzazz leaf and sponged the edges of each fussy cut image.  With my Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blend, I colored the middle of the daisy.

I matted the art panel on Pear Pizzazz and adhered it to the card front with Fast Fuse.  With my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to guide me, I stamped the Heartfelt Blossoms sentiment in Crumb Cake ink.  Then I wrapped some Linen Thread sort of casually (that’s designer-speak for “sloppily”!!), securing it on the back with scotch tape. 

I adhered the fussy cut leaf with Liquid Glue over the same leaf in the stamped image.  Then I popped the Sweet Sugarplum flower on with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.  With my Crumb Cake Stampin’ Write Marker, I added some little dots around the flowers – just to sort of bring them out! 🙂

I tied my new go-to bow – the gorgeous (and deliberately “casual” 🙂 ) Billie Moan bow and stuck it on just so with a Glue Dot.  And that was it for the card front!

On the inside, I stamped the flower image again in the corner of a Whisper White panel and colored the center with my Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blend.

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Pear Pizzazz mat and into my Crumb Cake card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got another Sweet Sugarplum flower on the front – on this one I colored the center with my Light Daffodil Delight Blend…

…and repeated that again on the envelope flap a couple of times.

Et Voila!  Amazing how this easy-to-overlook stamp “blossoms” when you just add ink!  Heartfelt Blossoms, like Brandy said, won’t be available to buy. Nope – even better!  You’ll be able to get it for free during Sale-A-Bration!  Start making your lists, folks!  Hope you like!

TTFN

Mary


HOST CODE FOR 16 DEC – 31 DEC: 4XMKUCKG

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.


Only a Couple Spots Left in My Next Online Host Club – Let me Know if You Want One of Them…

 


Sale-A-Bration is Coming and that’s a GREAT time to get Host Benefits!

 

Would you like to receive host benefits ? Would you like to build up your Stampin’ Up! tool chest a little at a time?  Well then – an Online Host Club might be the perfect solution for you!

My next club will start up on 3 Jan (coincidently with the arrival of the 2018 Occasions Catalog and the start of Sale-A-Bration!) and I have a few openings available.

How does it work?  Well – at a glance…

You sign up for a 6 month term and agree to:

  • Place a $25.00 minimum order each month
  • Place your order by the 20th of each month
  • Use the Host code I’ll provide in an email sent out at the beginning of each month

And what do you get in return?

  • Based on a random draw, you’ll be the “host” for one of the six months
  • In your month, you’ll be guaranteed a workshop total of $150 – meaning no less than $15 in Stampin’ Rewards for you to spend!
  • In your Host month, your order ships FREE!
  • When you place a host club order – which you’ll do each month – you’ll get DOUBLE peppermints for that order!  So – if all you did was place your $25 order for the six months, you’d end up with 12 Peppermints.  Most folks end up with all 16 (and then some) – and earn a free $40 gift!
  • At the end of the club, you’ll get to choose a free stamp set up to $20!
  • And – you get first dibs on the next Online Club!
  • FREE monthly tutorial with 4-5 projects – and access to all the past tutorials on my  website!
  • FREE catalogs during your membership term

Sound like something you’d be interested in? Let me know quick – spots are filling up fast!


2018 Occasions Catalog Shares are Now Open!

What are catalog shares, you ask?  They’re your chance to try a little bit of everything and see what you like the best from a new Stampin’ Up! catalog!  

I’ll place our Shares order first jump out of the box on 3 Jan 18 and use expedited shipping so I get it back fast!  Then I’ll get it all cut up, packaged and out the door quick as I can – hopefully during the week of 8 Jan!

We’ve got new Designer Series Papers, new ribbons and trims and all sorts of fun embellishments!  

Shares are open to anyone – including demonstrators, so…check it…

I’ve got a few options for you to pick from:  a New Designer Series Paper Share, a New Ribbons/Embellishments Share, and an I Want It All Share (this one gets a free extra bonus!!).  You can see everything included in each share type and find a handy sign-up sheet on my 2018 Occasions Catalog Shares page!


Do You Need an Occasions and Sale-A-Bration Catalog?! 

My catalogs are here and they’ve headed out the door to my customers.  If you’re not a current customer of mine but would like to be, you can request your copies of the catalogs on my Contact page right here.  And – of course, when you place an order over $50, you’ll get one, too!


The Great Year-End Sale Is Underway!

Hey, folks!  Grab these goodies – before they’re gone!

Check out the Retiring and Surplus Items List….  

 

Get all the details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page – or go right to the Year End Sale goodies in my Online Store!


THE RESERVATION WINDOW IS OPEN!

 

 As was previously announced, this second reservation window will remain open from December 5–30; however, during this reservation period we will take as many orders as we receive (yay!) and not close the window until December 30. So whether the total number of reservations is 100 or 100,000, the window will stay open!

We can’t wait for you to get your hands on your very own Stamparatus and look forward to seeing the projects you’ll make with this incredible stamping tool. 

I’ve got all the information over on my Promotions page – including a super little video with lots of information on this wonderful new stamp placement tool.  Be sure to check it out – peruse the how-to-reserve-your-Stamparatus tutorial you’ll find there, and then get your reservation in before the 30th!!


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT

Heartfelt Blossoms will be available for free with a $50 purchase during Sale-A-Braiton!


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Crumb Cake Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11′ (card base, scored and folded at 4 1/4″); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front)

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

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

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


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


Finn Fan Fix  

Fleas.

Friday was Fleas Day.

Fleas Day actually started at about 9:30 the night before when I discovered the little….bugs…on my kitty, Leo.

I said a bad word (okay – three or four) and rolled the Man over on his back.

Yep.  Buried there in all his skirting and pantaloons….FLEAS!

So.  Friday became Fleas Day.  You know the drill.  Pull all the dog beds outside.  Vacuum said beds.  Spray them with flea killer.  Wash.  Twice.  Spray flea killer all over the house. avoiding the dog and cats.  Vacuum.  Thankfully this was Sonya’s day, so she did the vacuuming.

And then – the Capstar.  The kill-’em-right-this-minute-cuz-we-hate-’em pill.  Got it in the cats and Finn.  Psst – don’t tell him I used a cat pill pocket for his pill, okay?

Poor baby.  I guess the fleas weren’t too happy about the Capstar and took it out on him.  He went crazy itching!

Solution?

Yep – another trip to the Puppy Tubs.  This time with a flea shampoo surcharge…

He wasn’t impressed.

But he sat bravely for the blow dryer this time.

I said bravely.  Not happily!

When we got home, he felt lots better.  Still got some itches here and there, but…I hope we’re on the downhill side of Fleas Day.

Cuz…I hate Fleas Day! And so does the Man! 😦

TTFN

M

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Stampin’ Up! Coffee Cafe Makes the Day Go Better!

Happy Saturday, y’all!  I’m at work today – but there’s a light at the end of the tunnel!  Yesterday was a good one – we actually got things done!  You need to do things at work – one of my guys even mentioned actually feeling like he’d accomplished something, so…good day for all of us!  And, looks like I should be home next weekend!  Whoo-hoo!  We’ll play next weekend’s Sunday night video by ear – but I’ll be on tomorrow night. 🙂

A friend of mine had a bit of a tough week this week, so I thought I’d make her a quick card.   And since coffee makes my day better – do not get between me and that first cup (fair warning!) – I decided to use some goodies from the new Coffee Break Suite.  Take a look-see:

My layout was inspired – loosely! – by the sketch challenge this week at Freshly Made Sketches.


So, to start with – can y’all guess how I made my card front?  No…don’t scroll down to the product list.  That’s cheating!  

Take a minute.

If you guessed that I used the Marbled background stamp – you guessed right!  I inked it up with Soft Suede ink and stamped a Very Vanilla panel.  Looks like cafe au lait, doesn’t it??  

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Pear Pizzazz mat and that was my card front.

Next up is a square of the Coffee Break DSP, matted on a scalloped edge square of Pear Pizzazz, which I cut with the Squares Layering Framelits, and adhered to the card front with Liquid Glue.

I added a short strip of 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon with some more Liquid Glue and then started pulling my Grande Americano!

I stamped the Coffee Cafe cup image on a piece of Very Vanilla card stock in Chocolate Chip Ink.  While I was at it, I stamped the lid image, too, also in Chocolate Chip.  Then I cut them both out with their matching die from the bundled Coffee Cup Framelits.

Using a Sponge Dauber, I ever-so-lightly (lightly!!) added a little Crumb Cake to the left side of my cup – just for a little depth. Hint:  use your Crumb Cake Sponge Dauber without adding any more ink.  Drier – almost too dry – is better!

The coffee insulator is cut with the fun die from Coffee Cups Framelits from a piece of Crumb Cake card stock.  This one cuts the shape and embosses it with the cool corrugated stripes that makes it look just like one of those coffee cup thingys you get at the coffee shop.  The ones that keep you from getting third degree burns thru the not-so-thick coffee cup? I used a little Liquid Glue to attach it and then wrapped some Linen Thread twice around the cup, securing it in the back with tape.  Then I tied a double-length bow and adhered it with a dab of Liquid Glue.

I cut a Garden Green oval with the die in the Coffee Cups Framelits and adhered it with Glue.  Next is a heart from the Corrugated Elements.  Finally, I stamped the “Hi” from the Coffee Cafe stamp set onto one of the Soft Sky circles on a piece of Coffee Break DSP and punched it out with my 1/2″ Circle Punch.  I adhered it to the cup, popped the whole thing over the Burlap Ribbon and DSP panel with Dimensionals and the card front was done!

On the inside, I stamped a sentiment from Coffee Cafe in Chocolate Chip ink on a Very Vanilla panel.  Under it, I added the little heart in Soft Sky.  And, across the bottom, you’ll find some Chocolate Chip coffee beans and Soft Sky hearts – all courtesy of the Coffee Cafe stamp set!

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Pear Pizzazz mat and into my Garden Green card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

I added more Coffee Cafe coffee beans in Chocolate Chip and Soft Sky hearts across the front of my Very Vanilla Medium Envelope…

…and gave the envelope flap some more of the Coffee Break DSP.

Et Voila!  I’m loving that Marbled background stamp, aren’t you?  Looks like coffee with cream just swirling thru it!  And I think the Coffee Cafe stamp set and bundled Coffee Cups Framelits – are just perfect – especially paired up with their coordinating Coffee Break DSP.  Hope you like!

TTFN

Mary

P.S. Scroll on down for all the card cuts and a list of products I used in this project!  



HOST CODE FOR 1 JULY – 15 JULY: JSKNUQGN

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


Bonus Days Going On Now!

For every $50 you spend in July (before shipping and tax), you’ll get a $5 Bonus Days coupon that you can use in the month of August!
Check out the details:

  • There’s no limit to the number of coupons participants can receive per order or throughout the duration of the promotion.
  • An email address is required to participate; Bonus Days coupon codes can only be delivered via email.
  • All order types (including Demonstrator orders!) qualify for this promotion excluding Starter Kits.

Which all means…this is a perfect time to start crossing some of those goodies off that you’ve got on your Wish List!


Make Sure You Sign Up NOW – There’s Too Much Free Stuff to Miss Out On!

You’ll get more free goodies than Santa’s got in his bottomless bag – all for joining Stampin’ Up! during the Christmas in July promotion!  


Spend $99 (plus some tax).  

Get Free Shipping (saves 10%).  

Select $125 in free goodies (select bundles and save another 10%!).  

Add in about $72 in the free Essentials Pack.  

Yea.  

There’s a deal for ya!  

Take a look-see at what you get in the Essentials Pack:

  • Paper Snips (this is a $10 value).  I flat love these!  You’ve seen me make my decorated envelope flaps – this is my go-to tool for that and all my fussy cutting!
  • SNAIL Adhesive ($7 value).  Easy to use adhesive for almost every task.
  • Grid Paper ($11 value).  Such a simple thing – and yet….so useful.  And you get so many sheets – this one package will last you a LOOOOOONG time!
  • Two Clear “D” Blocks ($17 value).  Keep one.  Give one away to a friend!  Or…you know.  Keep them both for yourself! 😉
  • Bone Folder ($7 value).  An oft-overlooked but essential tool for scoring, folding or curling!
  • BONUS (and this is HUGE!):  Carols of Christmas Stamp Set from the upcoming holiday catalog ($20 value).  I suspect this one could be your go-to for the Holidays.  And you’ll get it early so you can get a head start on your Christmas Cards.  Take a look-see:


Want to know what else you’ll get?  A Lot – including a chance to earn a trip to….well.  It’s different every year!  I’m headed out on an Alaskan Cruise in 2018.  I hear tell that the trip is a Greek Island Cruise in 2019.  Wanna come with!

Check it all out on my Promotions Page!  I think you’ll agree – it a most wonderful time of the year to join us!!


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


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Garden Green Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, score and fold at 5 1/2″); Coffee Cups die cut oval

Pear Pizzazz Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3″ scalloped square (mat for art panel)

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); Coffee Break die cut pieces  

Crumb Cake Card Stock: Coffee Cups die cut cup cozy

Coffee Break DSP: 2 3/4″ square (DSP panel on front); envelope flap


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


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  –  no new pictures of the Finn today! 😦  

TTFN

M  

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Stampin’ Up! Wood Words Stacked Crates

‘Sup, y’all!?  It’s Hawwmp Day!  And I don’t know if I’m staying – going – sitting – waiting – packing – leaving – or on terminal hold!  So…I’ll just keep getting up and going to work (or working at the hotel) and making cards.  Might should buy more food.  Might be a bad idea.  I have no clue.  Stay tuned for the continuing saga of “When will Mary go home!”  🙂

I made a fun little card today to share with you.  I made a stack of Wood Textures Wood Crates.  With some Wood Words goodies quite obviously on their way to the farmer’s market.  Take a look-see:

I played along with the Sunday Stamps challenge with this one…

…but I did a bit of a riff on the sketch – making an optically tall and skinny on a regular sized card.  Here we go!

I started with a Crumb Cake card base (of normal proportions) and I stamped the Tree Rings background image on the front in Crumb Cake ink.  

Next up, I matted a piece of Very Vanilla on a Cajun Craze mat – tall and skinny – and used Liquid Glue to adhere it to the card front.

I cut single pieces of the Wood Crates die from three different pieces of the Wood Textures DSP Stack, and trimmed all but the side and end tabs from each piece.  I adhered them to the card front with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals on the end tabs, making sure to angle each successive crate to make a stack!  In the next picture, you can see the Dimensionals and how they’re adhering the crate to the card.

Using the Wood Words stamp set, I stamped Night of Navy stars, Cajun Craze hearts and Crushed Curry chickens on Very Vanilla card stock.  I stamped 5 of each image and cut them all with their matching die in the Wood Crates Framelits.  Then I used Liquid Glue and Stampin’ Dimensionals to pile them into their respective crates.

The sentiment, also from Wood Words, is stamped in Crushed Curry on a strip of Very Vanilla.  I snipped a banner end into one end, edged it with my Night of Navy Stampin’ Write Marker, and then, along with a couple of pieces of Night of Navy 1/2″ Gingham Ribbon, adhered it to the bottom crate with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I tied a double-strand bow with Linen Thread and added it to the top crate.  Then I put a Night of Navy star Enamel Shape in the middle of the bow, and one on the sentiment banner and the card front was done.

On the inside, I re-created the optical tall and skinny card effect.  First I stamped the inside of the card base with the Tree Rings image, again in Crumb Cake.  For the liner, I stamped the Wood Words star in Night of Navy across the bottom of a Very Vanilla panel.

I Fast Fuse’d it to a Cajun Craze mat and into the card base and the card was done!

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got some more Night of Navy Wood Word stars on the front…

…and a little more Wood Textures DSP Stack on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I think it’s fun that the Wood Crates Framelits can be adapted to work on a 2-D card front as well as making awesome 3-D projects!  And Wood Words and the Wood Textures DSP stack just go so darned perfectly with the whole shootin’ match, don’t you think?  Hope you like!

Mary

P.S. Scroll on down for all the card cuts and a list of products I used in this project!  



HOST CODE FOR 1 JULY – 15 JULY: JSKNUQGN

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


Bonus Days Going On Now!

For every $50 you spend in July (before shipping and tax), you’ll get a $5 Bonus Days coupon that you can use in the month of August!
Check out the details:

  • There’s no limit to the number of coupons participants can receive per order or throughout the duration of the promotion.
  • An email address is required to participate; Bonus Days coupon codes can only be delivered via email.
  • All order types (including Demonstrator orders!) qualify for this promotion excluding Starter Kits.

Which all means…this is a perfect time to start crossing some of those goodies off that you’ve got on your Wish List!


Make Sure You Sign Up NOW – There’s Too Much Free Stuff to Miss Out On!

You’ll get more free goodies than Santa’s got in his bottomless bag – all for joining Stampin’ Up! during the Christmas in July promotion!  



So – we already know that spending $99 and getting $125 worth of Stampin’ Up! is a heckuva good deal – especially since it also includes Free Shipping (that saves you 10% right there!).

But – add in the Stampin’ Up! Christmas in July Essentials Pack – which you’ll ALSO get for FREE this month and…WOWWWWWW!!  THAT’S what I call a Christmas present!

Take a look-see at what you get in the Essentials Pack:

  • Paper Snips (this is a $10 value).  I flat love these!  You’ve seen me make my decorated envelope flaps – this is my go-to tool for that and all my fussy cutting!
  • SNAIL Adhesive ($7 value).  Easy to use adhesive for almost every task.
  • Grid Paper ($11 value).  Such a simple thing – and yet….so useful.  And you get so many sheets – this one package will last you a LOOOOOONG time!
  • Two Clear “D” Blocks ($17 value).  Keep one.  Give one away to a friend!  Or…you know.  Keep them both for yourself! 😉
  • Bone Folder ($7 value).  An oft-overlooked but essential tool for scoring, folding or curling!
  • BONUS (and this is HUGE!):  Carols of Christmas Stamp Set from the upcoming holiday catalog ($20 value).  I suspect this one could be your go-to for the Holidays.  And you’ll get it early so you can get a head start on your Christmas Cards.  Take a look-see:


So….you get $72 worth of tools for free – meaning your $125 Starter Kit can include all the FUN stamp sets and bundles and paper and and and…that you WANT!  SU!’s covering what you NEED!  Cool, huh?  

Just a tease….I’m going on the 2018 Alaska Incentive Trip on Royal Caribbean – and I’m throwing my hat in the ring for the Greek Island Cruise in 2019!!  Wanna come!??

Want to know what else you’ll get?  Well – check it all out on my Promotions Page!  I think you’ll agree – it a most wonderful time of the year to join us!!


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


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

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

Cajun Craze Card Stock:  2 3/4″ x 5 1/2″ (mats for card front and for inner liner)

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 2 5/8″ x 5 3/8″ (card front and inner liner); 3/8″ x 2 1/2″ (sentiment); Wood Words die cut images

Wood Textures DSP Stack: Wood Crates die cuts (x 3); 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  –  no new pictures of the Finn today! 😦  

 

TTFN

M  

Categories: Any Occasion, Everyday, For You, Friendship, Joining Special, Just a Note, Ordering Special!, Special Promotions | Tags: , , , | 27 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Eclectic Eastern Medallion Card

Happy Monday, y’all!  Back to work with you!

And me! 🙂

If you were able to join me last night on my Facebook Live video – thanks so much! – then you saw the step-by-step instructions on how to make today’s card.  If you didn’t get a chance to hop on while I was live, then here’s your chance to see the re-play!

The card focuses on the super pretty Eastern Medallion Suite – with the Eastern Beauty stamp set and the Eastern Medallion Thinlits taking front and center.  I added some pretty paper from the Naturally Eclectic DSP.  Take a look-see:

I played along with a color challenge at My Favorite Things. Continue reading

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Stampin’ Up! Eclectic Eastern Medallion Video Sneak Peek

Good Sunday morning, y’all!  I’m working today – hope you’re not!

I had a lovely Saturday.  Met a new friend for lunch – we spent just the nicest two hours enjoying a wonderful meal (yea – I decided it would be a cheat day!) and a lovely breeze by the water.  We talked about stamping and dieting and living in Florida and books and traveling (and how much we both hate flying these days!).  She’s even read the series of books that I just started – and took a vacation to Ireland.  It was a thoroughly lovely time.  And – all because of Stampin’ Up!  Never would have met her otherwise! 🙂

So – as has become the norm, I’ll be live tonight at 8pm Eastern on my Stamps-N-Lingers Facebook Page.  We’re going to play with the pretty Eastern Medallion Thinlits and some Naturally Eclectic DSP.  I hope you’ll join me – bring your Thinlits and paper and Eastern Beauty stamp set and let’s play! Or just come to watch.  Here’s a sneaky tease…

Tomorrow’s post will have all the card cuts and products used, plus more pictures! Continue reading

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Stampin’ Up! Friendly Orange Blossoms for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop



Happy Thursday, y’all – and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!  It’s sketch week so be sure to hop thru all our blogs when you get done here and see how we all interpreted the challenge! 🙂

Speaking of – here it is:

I also played along with the Sunday Stamps color challenge…

We were to use at least 3 of the colors.  I think, using the Orange Blossom stamp set and a little bit of Wood Textures DSP that I did that.  And maybe a few more!  Take a look-see:

I started with a panel of Whisper White card stock and stamped a bunch of the pretty images from the new Orange Blossom stamp set all over it.  I used Flirty Flamingo for the large flowers – stamping it twice without re-inking.  I also used Pear Pizzazz, So Saffron, Peekaboo Peach and Sweet Sugarplum.  Once I had it stamped all over, I matted it on Sweet Sugarplum card stock. Continue reading

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Stampin’ Up! Triple Time Flirty Flowers Note Card

Happy Monday, y’all!  First day at work here in Florida – will start to get into the rhythm of work/card making/blogging.  And will hopefully be able to start figuring when I can do my Facebook Live videos!

Speaking of which – here’s the link to the video on YouTube.  If you were able to join me last night – thanks much, I really appreciate it!  If not – you can check out the how-to’s and where-for’s in the video!  I also gave everyone a peek of my hotel-room setup at the end.  Enjoy – and apologies for a few blurry spots and video freezes.  Hotel wi-fi…. 😉

This is the card we worked on last night.  It uses the so-cute new stamp set called Flirty Flowers.  And it’s done in all the new In Colors!  Take  a look-see:

The color scheme was inspired by the Fab Friday color challenge this week!

If you’ve never tried the Triple Time technique – be sure to watch the video – it explains it, and it’s really easy to do!  And, it has the added benefit of looking like it’s hard!  It’s an impressive card that’s sure to make the recipient think you’re a card-making genius.  You don’t have to tell them how easy it is! 🙂

All the stamped images on this one are from the Flirty Flowers stamp set.  The sentiment is stamped in Berry Burst.  The large flower was done with the Marker-to-Stamp technique with Powder Pink and Lemon Lime Twist.  The smallest flower is stamped in Tranquil Tide.

I’ve matted the card layers with Fresh Fig card stock, and used a piece of Thick Very Vanilla card stock for the card base.

On the inside of the card, I added a couple more of the Flirty Flowers image on a piece of Very Vanilla card stock.

It’s matted on Fresh Fig and then SNAILd into the card base.  I also SNAILd the card front on – it’s already got a double layer of Stampin’ Dimensionals – and the Thick Very Vanilla card base!

I repeated the Flirty Flowers image on the front of my Very Vanilla Medium Envelope…

…and on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Easy peasy!  And I’m just loving this Flirty Flowers stamp set – you should probably plan to see more of it in the near future!!  Hope you like!

Be sure to take advantage of my Ordering Special – only a few more days!  And there’s also the Host special from Stampin’ Up! – so this is a great time to be grabbing up all the pretties in the new catalog!

TTFN

Mary 



HOST CODE FOR 1 JUNE – 15 JUNE:  YZJ2HB6A

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


2017-2019 Annual Catalog Launch Ordering Special – Ends This Week!!

Until the close-of-business on 15 JuneI’m offering DOUBLE Peppermint Points on all orders over $50 (before shipping and tax) placed thru my Online Store.

But wait!!  There’s MORE!!  😳😳😳

If your order is over $100 (before shipping and tax blah blah) – then I’ll pick up your shipping!!

Yep – you read me right.  Order over $100 and I’ll give you DOUBLE Peppermint Rewards Points (that’ll be at least EIGHT points!) AND FREE SHIPPING!!

These specials are all in addition to the gifts that all my customers receive…

  • My usual $10 gift of your choice as an ordering thank you
  • And, of course, one of my handmade cards and envelopes – left blank so you can use it yourself.  Or CASE it!!


 Here are the three ways  you can order and receive your free shipping rebate:

  •  Place your $100+ order directly through my online store, and:

– Provide me with your mailing address and I’ll send you a check to rebate your shipping costs

or

– Provide me with your PayPal account e-mail and I’ll send you your rebate via PayPal

  • Send me your order via email, I’ll deduct the shipping costs and send you an invoice through PayPal.
  • Send me your order via email and let me know that you’d prefer to pay with a credit card.  I’ll contact you to make arrangements and I’ll deduct the shipping costs from your order total.

If you place your order online, don’t forget to add my host code  (if your order is under $150) to get your free gift!  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.


Earn an ADDITIONAL $35 in Stampin’ Rewards During our Host Rewards Promotion!!

We’ve got a great Host Rewards Promotion fixin’ to happen in the month of June!  For workshop or individual orders of $350 – you’re going to get an EXTRA $35 in Host cash/Stampin’ Rewards to spend!!

Promotion Details

  • Promotion dates: June 1–30
  • To participate in the Book-A-Thon, join the Party Planning Facebook page by May 30.
  • Workshop, Demonstrator, Customer, and online orders all qualify for this promotion
  • Starter Kit orders do not qualify for this promotion, however the extra Stampin’ Rewards can be used towards the purchase of the Starter Kit.
  • The qualifying amount must be reached with commissionable merchandise prior to shipping and tax
  • The additional Stampin’ Rewards offered during this promotion will only be awarded once per order
  • Make sure you open and close your orders during the timeframe of this promotion (June 1-30) to earn the extra Stampin’ Rewards


Here’s a link to a flyer with all the details!

Interested in being a host and gathering up those host dollars – but…you don’t live in Fayetteville, GA?!?

Now’s a great time do to a Catalog Launch Party!

1.  Gather up some friends – near or far
2.  I’ll send them a new 2017-2018 Annual Catalog
3.  We’ll give them some time to browse and pick their favorites
4.  They place their orders thru my online store, using the Host Code I’ll give them
5.  YOU cash in when you close your Workshop!

Easy Peasy!


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


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Thick Very Vanilla Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, score and fold at 4 1/4″)

Fresh Fig Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3″ x 4″ (mat for middle layer); 2″ x 2 3/4″ (mat for sentiment layer)

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); 2 7/8″ x 3 7/8″ (middle layer); 1 7/8″ x 2 5/8″ (sentiment layer)

 


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…on a break for a minute.  We’ll be back in August – or if Wayne sends me some pictures and stories!!

TTFN

M  

Categories: Any Occasion, Congratulations, Everyday, Feminine, Friendship, Happy Birthday, Just a Note, Ordering Special! | Tags: , , | 18 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Triple Time Flirty Flowers Sneak Peek

Mornin’ y’all – from Ft. Walton Beach!  I got here safely and in good time.  I checked out my “view” – the folks with the true water view paid a little more for their room than Uncle Sam was going to let me pay.  So… I got….


See it?  Look close – across the parking lot….thru the bank lot…yep.  There it is!! 🙂

Then I schlepped all my stuff up…

Took three trips – which I thought was pretty good, considering!

I started spreading it all out.  Here’s the before picture….

 

Tonight I’ll give you a quick tour of the end result!

And – I’ll be sharing how to make this card…

Ha!  Did you really think I was going to show you the whole thing?!?  Nope!

Join me tonight at 8pm eastern on my Facebook page for a live video to see this card in its entirety!  Here’s a link right to my Stamps-N-Lingers page.  And I’ll post all the card cuts and a link to the video tomorrow!  And probably a few pictures of “how to set up a stampin’ shop in a hotel”!!  🙂  

Hope to see you tonight!

TTFN

Mary 



HOST CODE FOR 1 JUNE – 15 JUNE:  YZJ2HB6A

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


2017-2019 Annual Catalog Launch Ordering Special!

 

Until the close-of-business on 15 JuneI’m offering DOUBLE Peppermint Points on all orders over $50 (before shipping and tax) placed thru my Online Store.

But wait!!  There’s MORE!!  😳😳😳

If your order is over $100 (before shipping and tax blah blah) – then I’ll pick up your shipping!!

Yep – you read me right.  Order over $100 and I’ll give you DOUBLE Peppermint Rewards Points (that’ll be at least EIGHT points!) AND FREE SHIPPING!!

These specials are all in addition to the gifts that all my customers receive…

  • My usual $10 gift of your choice as an ordering thank you
  • And, of course, one of my handmade cards and envelopes – left blank so you can use it yourself.  Or CASE it!!


 Here are the three ways  you can order and receive your free shipping rebate:

  •  Place your $100+ order directly through my online store, and:

– Provide me with your mailing address and I’ll send you a check to rebate your shipping costs

or

– Provide me with your PayPal account e-mail and I’ll send you your rebate via PayPal

  • Send me your order via email, I’ll deduct the shipping costs and send you an invoice through PayPal.
  • Send me your order via email and let me know that you’d prefer to pay with a credit card.  I’ll contact you to make arrangements and I’ll deduct the shipping costs from your order total.

If you place your order online, don’t forget to add my host code  (if your order is under $150) to get your free gift!  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.


Earn an ADDITIONAL $35 in Stampin’ Rewards During our Host Rewards Promotion!!

We’ve got a great Host Rewards Promotion fixin’ to happen in the month of June!  For workshop or individual orders of $350 – you’re going to get an EXTRA $35 in Host cash/Stampin’ Rewards to spend!!

Promotion Details

  • Promotion dates: June 1–30
  • To participate in the Book-A-Thon, join the Party Planning Facebook page by May 30.
  • Workshop, Demonstrator, Customer, and online orders all qualify for this promotion
  • Starter Kit orders do not qualify for this promotion, however the extra Stampin’ Rewards can be used towards the purchase of the Starter Kit.
  • The qualifying amount must be reached with commissionable merchandise prior to shipping and tax
  • The additional Stampin’ Rewards offered during this promotion will only be awarded once per order
  • Make sure you open and close your orders during the timeframe of this promotion (June 1-30) to earn the extra Stampin’ Rewards


Here’s a link to a flyer with all the details!

Interested in being a host and gathering up those host dollars – but…you don’t live in Fayetteville, GA?!?

Now’s a great time do to a Catalog Launch Party!

1.  Gather up some friends – near or far
2.  I’ll send them a new 2017-2018 Annual Catalog
3.  We’ll give them some time to browse and pick their favorites
4.  They place their orders thru my online store, using the Host Code I’ll give them
5.  YOU cash in when you close your Workshop!

Easy Peasy!


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 have any new pictures today.

I have to share a sad thing, though.  After I got here, I FaceTimed with Wayne.

I wanted to say hi to Finn – so Wayne turned the camera/phone so Finn could see it and I said “Hi Finny!!  Hi!!”.  

He started running thru the house looking for me.

I almost cried.

He was looking everywhere.

And I was in the phone.

Which I think dog-eyes maybe can’t see.

I’m a bad mother…  😦 😦 😦

TTFN

M

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Stampin’ Up! Layers of Lovely Daisies!

Good morning, y’all!  Did you have fun yesterday when the new catalog went live in the Online Store??  I sure did.

My credit card, on the other hand, may not be thinking it was all that much fun!  Poor little dude got a work-out!! LOL.

My card today uses a fun set that carried over into this new catalog.  It’s called Layering Love and it’s a pretty one!  I also used some of my favorite new Designer Papers from the Delightful Daisy DSP and the Wood Textures DSP Stack.  Take a look-see:

My layout is from this week’s challenge at The Paper Players:

And my color scheme is from the Global Design Project challenge.

I started with a piece of Calypso Coral design paper from the new Delightful Daisy DSP and matted it on a piece of Basic Black card stock.

The horizontal strip, also from the Delightful Daisy DSP, is next and I decorated it with the new Ticket Tear Border Punch (Available now – I love being able to say that!!).  I cut both edges with the punch and then SNAILd it to a Basic Black mat and then onto the card front.  

For my sentiment, I used a piece of wood-grain paper from the Wood Textures DSP and stamped it with the sentiment from the Layering Love stamp set.  I colored the stamp directly with my Basic Black and Calypso Coral Stampin’ Write Markers.

To cut the Stitched Shapes rectangle, without an actual Stitched Shapes rectangle die, I used a square die and cut half at a time.  Line the die at the top of the sentiment, leaving the bottom portion hanging off the end of the platform and run it thru the Big Shot.  Then line up the “stitches” and repeat on the other hand.  My friend Amy did a quick video showing how to do it – which you can see right here.  🙂

With that done, I SNAILd the panel to its Basic Black mat and popped it onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I added a few Calypso Coral heart Enamel Shapes and the card front was done!

On the inside, I added another Ticket Tear-punched piece of the Delightful Daisy DSP, matted on Basic Black, to a Very Vanilla panel. Then I stamped the tiny heart from the Layering Love set in Calypso Coral.

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

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got a few more of the Layering Love hearts in Calypso Coral on the front…

…and a little more of the Delightful Daisy DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  It’s so easy to forget about the cool stamp sets that were in previous catalogs, what with the advent of all the new and exciting goodies!  But this is a great set, with really pretty sentiments in beautiful fonts!  And – of course – the paper.  The PAPER!!  Goodness me – so darned pretty!!!  Hope you like!

TTFN

Mary 



HOST CODE FOR 1 JUNE – 15 JUNE:  YZJ2HB6A

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


2017-2019 Annual Catalog Launch Ordering Special!

Until the close-of-business on 15 June – I’m offering DOUBLE Peppermint Points on all orders over $50 (before shipping and tax) placed thru my Online Store.

But wait!!  There’s MORE!!  😳😳😳

If your order is over $100 (before shipping and tax blah blah) – then I’ll pick up your shipping!!

Yep – you read me right.  Order over $100 and I’ll give you DOUBLE Peppermint Rewards Points (that’ll be at least EIGHT points!) AND FREE SHIPPING!!

These specials are all in addition to the gifts that all my customers receive…

  • My usual $10 gift of your choice as an ordering thank you
  • And, of course, one of my handmade cards and envelopes – left blank so you can use it yourself.  Or CASE it!!


 Here are the three ways  you can order and receive your free shipping rebate:

  •  Place your $100+ order directly through my online store, and:

– Provide me with your mailing address and I’ll send you a check to rebate your shipping costs

or

– Provide me with your PayPal account e-mail and I’ll send you your rebate via PayPal

  • Send me your order via email, I’ll deduct the shipping costs and send you an invoice through PayPal.
  • Send me your order via email and let me know that you’d prefer to pay with a credit card.  I’ll contact you to make arrangements and I’ll deduct the shipping costs from your order total.

If you place your order online, don’t forget to add my host code  (if your order is under $150) to get your free gift!  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.


Earn an ADDITIONAL $35 in Stampin’ Rewards During our Host Rewards Promotion!!

We’ve got a great Host Rewards Promotion fixin’ to happen in the month of June!  For workshop or individual orders of $350 – you’re going to get an EXTRA $35 in Host cash/Stampin’ Rewards to spend!!

Promotion Details

  • Promotion dates: June 1–30
  • To participate in the Book-A-Thon, join the Party Planning Facebook page by May 30.
  • Workshop, Demonstrator, Customer, and online orders all qualify for this promotion
  • Starter Kit orders do not qualify for this promotion, however the extra Stampin’ Rewards can be used towards the purchase of the Starter Kit.
  • The qualifying amount must be reached with commissionable merchandise prior to shipping and tax
  • The additional Stampin’ Rewards offered during this promotion will only be awarded once per order
  • Make sure you open and close your orders during the timeframe of this promotion (June 1-30) to earn the extra Stampin’ Rewards


Here’s a link to a flyer with all the details!

Interested in being a host and gathering up those host dollars – but…you don’t live in Fayetteville, GA?!?

Now’s a great time do to a Catalog Launch Party!

1.  Gather up some friends – near or far
2.  I’ll send them a new 2017-2018 Annual Catalog
3.  We’ll give them some time to browse and pick their favorites
4.  They place their orders thru my online store, using the Host Code I’ll give them
5.  YOU cash in when you close your Workshop!

Easy Peasy!


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT 

 


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

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

Basic Black Card Stock: 3 3/4″ x 5″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 1 1/8″ x 4″ (mat under Old Olive DSP strip); 2 1/2″ x 2 7/8″ (sentiment mat); 7/8″ x 3 3/4″ (mat for inner liner strip)

Very Vanilla Card Stock:  3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″ (inner liner)

Delightful Daisy DSP: 3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″ (card front); 1″ x 3 7/8″ (Old Olive DSP strip on front); 3/4″ x 3 5/8″ (inner liner strip); envelope flap  

Wood Textures DSP Stack:  2 3/8″ x 2 3/4″ (sentiment)


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 even need to ‘splain this picture, I don’t think.

Just enjoy the adorableness.

TTFN

M

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Stampin’ Up! Freshly Elegant Medallions

Mornin’, y’all!  Like any three-day weekend, this one is flying by!  Hope you’re having a good one so far.

So – I’ve got some good news and some bad new for y’all.  Which one do you want first?

My choice is always to get the bad news out of the way first, so…

I know you’ve been watching the Delightful Daisy suite very closely – and no doubt are ready to order it just as soon as the catalog goes live next Thursday.  But.

It turns out that the Daisy Punch has been even more wildly popular than Stampin’ Up! could have anticipated!  And they anticipated high – believe me!  Because of this, the current supply of Daisy Punches has sold out.  To prevent this punch from being in a near-permanent backorder status for the first few months of the catalog, they’ve made the difficult decision to turn off ordering for the Daisy Punch beginning 1 June.  They won’t be accepting any additional orders for this punch until their first shipment arrives the week of June 26 June.  Ordering will be turned off for both the punch and the Daisy Delight Bundle (the Daisy Punch and coordinating stamp set).

So, even though the punch won’t be available for purchase on the 1st, it will be available later in June.  I’ll let y’all know just as soon as I see that the Daisy Punch and Daisy Delight stamp set bundle are available for ordering again.

The good news is that there’s about 200 pages of aweosme-ness in the new catalog, so…I feel pretty confident that you’ll be able to find something that will strike your fancy while you wait for the Daisy Punch!  I know I’ve got two packed pages of somethings to order on the first along with my share order!!  Good thing I’ll be getting that 20% discount!!

My card for today uses the Eastern Medallions Thinlits and the Eastern Beauty stamp set.  This card is what we’ll be making tonight on my Facebook Live video.  I’ll be live at my normal time of 8pm Eastern on my Stamps-N-Lingers Facebook page.  Take a look-see:

My inspiration for this card came from two places.

The first is this photo in The Card Concept challenge:

And I also drew some ideas from Rochelle Blok, the guest designer at the TGIF Challenges this week.

I do hope you’ll join me tonight!!

TTFN

Mary  


HOST CODE FOR 16 MAY – 31 MAY: TFGC4A4Z
Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2016-17 Annual Catalog or the 2017 Occasions Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


I Have a Few Share Spots Left!!

Stamps-N-Lingers 2017-2018 Annual Catalog Shares

 

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

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

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


Online Host Club – There are a Few Openings Left for the July Club!

I’ve got 3 openings in my July – December Club.  The club will cover the new Annual Catalog and the fall-release of the 2017 Holiday Catalog!  You know you’re going to want to order lots of goodies from both catalogs – so why not get some Host Rewards at the same time??  

Here’s how it works….

You sign up for a 6 month term and commit to:

  • Placing a $25.00 minimum order by the 20th of each month
  • And you’ll use the Host code I’ll provide in an email sent out at the beginning of each month

Once 6 members have joined, a random draw will determine your host month and you are guaranteed:

  • A $150.00 Workshop order during your host month
  • $15.00 minimum of Stampin’ Rewards dollars to spend on the exclusive Host Stamp Sets, or any other current Stampin’ Up! product during your host month
  • You earn TWO Peppermint Reward points for every $25 that you order on your Host Club Orders. So your $25.00 order earns TWO Peppermints every month, a $50 order earns 4 reward points, a $75 order earns you 6 reward points, etc. You’ll earn at least 12 reward points during your membership, building up your Peppermints towards FREE Items!
  • FREE monthly tutorial with 4-5 projects
  • FREE catalogs during your membership term
  • FREE shipping in your Host Month
  • A FREE STAMP SET of your choice valued up to $20 at the end of the 6 months, any current set (excluding host sets)!
  • At the end of the 6 months, you’ll get first dibs at signing up for the next 6 month term
  • During your host month you’re welcome to gather extra orders to increase your host rewards (just give your friends the host code for their orders), it’s that easy!  

So what do you think?  If it sounds like a good idea, let me know right quick and we’ll get you signed up!  You can drop me a line right at:  stamps-n-lingers@comcast.net!


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

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

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

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


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT

Eastern Palace is Available RIGHT NOW!! 🙂


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

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

Melon Mambo Card Stock: 3 3/4″ x 5″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); Eastern Medallions Thinlits die cut

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″ (card front and inner liner); 1 7/8″ Stitched Shapes Circle (layered in Eastern Medallions Thinlits)

Fresh Florals DSP (avail 1 June):  Eastern Medallions Thinlits die cut; envelope flap

Gold Foil:  Eastern Medallions Thinlits die cuts

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Finn-Fan Fix…

My puppy is a very smart boy. 

Yesterday morning, in a fit of I-don’t-even-know, I mowed the arena.  Wayne had gone fishing and I was just waiting for the horses to finish eating.  Finny and I had done a few rounds already and I was bored with that.  So…I mowed!

It wasn’t too hot, but it wasn’t cool, either.  As I made my round and round and round on the mower, I realized Finny had left me.  

So – I whistled him up and here he came.  From the barn.

This happened a few times before I was finished mowing and went to put the mower away.

And look who I found!

Yep – chillaxin’ in the aisle, smack in front of the giant blowing fan.

He did rouse himself for a good game of play-in-the-hose while I rinsed off the mower.

No dummy is my Finny!

TTFN

M

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