Just a Note

Stampin’ Up! Eastern Palace for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop



Happy Thursday, y’all – and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!  Do you like our new header??  I think it’s gorgeous!  If you’ve been following along, you’ll know this is sketch week!  I’m excited to see the projects from our talented ladies-who-hop, and I know you are, too!

Here’s our sketch…

I wanted to showcase the Eastern Palace Suite for y’all today, since you’re all going to be able to start getting it for yourself on 1 May (that’s Monday!).  So that’s what I did.  Take a look-see:

 

I started with a mostly Very Vanilla pattern in the Eastern Palace Specialty DSP and SNAILd it to a Tranquil Tide mat.  Then I chose a Dapper Denim piece and adhered a smaller strip to the bottom of the panel.

I took a strip of Gold Foil and adhered it with Liquid Glue across the seam between the two DSP patterns.  And I made a narrower strip from one of the Gold Foil patterns in the set, snipped a banner in one end and adhered it over the Gold Foil strip.

For the sentiment and art focal point, I took a square of Gold Foil and used the dies from the Eastern Medallions Thinlits to cut the design.  These are three dies that nest inside each other and produce that beautiful cut-out!  

I inked up one of the curved sentiments in the Eastern Beauty stamp set with Basic Black Archival Ink and stamped it under the die cut.  Once the ink had dried, I popped the panel over the top of a square of Tranquil Tide with small pieces of Stampin’ Dimensionals.  The whole thing’s popped onto the card front with some more Dimensional and that was it for the card front.

On the inside, I stamped a second Eastern Beauty sentiment in Basic Black on a Very Vanilla panel.  I added an Eastern Gold Vinyl sticker around the sentiment and a second one across the bottom of the panel.

I SNAILd the panel to a Tranquil Tide mat and into my Very Vanilla Thick card stock card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

My Medium Very Vanilla Envelope got another of the pretty Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers across the front…

…and I added a little more the Eastern Palace Specialty DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  This is such a pretty suite of products – and you’re going to be able to grab up a bunch of the pieces and parts in some awesome bundles starting on Monday – and I’ll bring you more details about that in the next day or so.  Hope you like!

Now that you’ve seen my project, please take a little time to visit all the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hoppers today!

If you click on the Next Blog button, you’ll go right to Jari Francis’ page. And you can just click on the names below to go direct to all the blogs!

Amy Koenders

Shelagh Freemantle

Mary Deatherage – YOU ARE HERE!

Jari Francis

Kristi Gray

Jaime Babarczy

Have fun on the Hop!

TTFN

Mary


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Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2016-17 Annual Catalog or the 201 Occasions Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.



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

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


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT          
You’ll be able to get these Eastern Palace goodies starting on Monday!! 😊 


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

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

Tranquil Tide Card Stock (avail 1 May in the Premier Eastern Palace Bundle): 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3 1/4″ square (mat for sentiment panel)

Very Vanilla Card Stock:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

Eastern Palace Specialty DSP (avail 1 May in both Eastern Palace bundles): 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); 1 3/4″  x 5 1/8″ (bottom rectangle on card front); 3/8″ x 5″ (banner across card front); envelope flap

Gold Foil: 3 1/8″ square (art/sentiment); 1/2″ x 5 1/8″ (strip across center of card front)

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

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Stampin’ Up! Crafting Forever Sneak Peek

It’s Friday!  And my puppy is back, my husband is recovering and my vegetable plants will arrive today!  Whoo-hooo!

I have a cute little card to share with you today, courtesy of the new Crafting Forever stamp set (available 1 June) in the new 2017-2018 Annual Catalog.  I paired it with a little bit of Pick a Pattern DSP (1 June) and came up with a simple CAS card.  Take a look-see:

I played with the sketch challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

And my not-my-normal-style color palette is from the Color Throwdown challenge this week.

I used Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Rich Razzleberry and Crushed Curry for this card!

To begin, I took a piece of Whisper White card stock and added Rich Razzleberry “stitches” around the edge with my Stampin’ Write Markers, then SNAILd it to a Pumpkin Pie mat.

The middle panel is a piece of Crushed Curry paper from the Pick a Pattern DSP, matted on Pumpkin Pie and SNAILd to the card front.

I stamped the scissors from the Crafting Forever stamp set, in Basic Black Archival Ink, on Whisper White, and fussy cut them.  I kind of liked the symmetry of cutting the scissors out with my scissors! 😏

I colored the handles with my Stampin’ Write Markers in Pumpkin Pie, Rich Razzleberry and Real Red and used Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere them to the card.

My Crafting Forever sentiment is stamped in Real Red on Whisper White and cut with a Stitched Shapes Framelits circle, then matted on a scalloped Pumpkin Pie circle cut with the Circles Layering Framelits.  I popped that on with Dimensionals, and the card front was done!  See?  Told ya it was quick and easy!!

For my inner liner, I repeated the Rich Razzleberry “stitches” around a Whisper White panel and added the Crafting Forever scissors in Basic Black Archival Ink.  Then I colored the handles with my Crushed Curry Stampin’ Write Marker.

I SNAILd it to a Pumpkin Pie mat and into my Rich Razzleberry card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got another pair of scissors on the front – this one colored in Real Red…

…and a bit more of the Pick a Pattern DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  This Crafting Forever stamp set is so cute – and it’s also the Angel Policy stamp set for 2017-2018.  Hope you like – and will be adding it to your wish list! 😊

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


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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.


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

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


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

2017-2018 Annual Catalog!!

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


Just a heads up – I’ll shortly be announcing my 2017-2018 Annual Catalog Shares.  Shares are a good way to get a taste of all the new papers and ribbons  and embellishments in a new catalog, without having to buy full packs of anything!  And there are tons of new ribbons and embellishments, OBTW!  Kind of a test drive – then you can decide what you do NOT want.  I put it that way cuz I’m pretty sure your WANT list is going to be way bigger than your DON’T WANT list!  So watch for that and I hope you’ll join me! 😊

TTFN
Mary


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:   

The Crafting Forever stamp set and Pick a Pattern DSP will be available on 1 June! 


CARD CUTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:

Rich Razzleberry Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card stock, scored and folded at 4 1/4″)

Pumpkin Pie Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2 1/2″ x 3 3/4″ (mat for DSP panel); 2″ scallop circle (mat for sentiment)

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); 1 7/8″ Stitched Shapes Framelit Circle (sentiment)

Pick a Pattern DSP:  2 3/8″ x 3 5/8″ (front banner); envelope flap

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


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


Finn-Fan Fix…

So – the Finn-meister is home.

And he’s a good Aussie.

Which is to say…he’s exhausted! 😊👍😊👍

He and Ryder played and swam and ran and played and swam and ran….

Here’s how the pick-up went…

On the way down there, I reminded Wayne that Finn was going to be terribly excited to see us.  He was likely going to do a lot of leaping and wiggling and jumping around.  Protect the belly!

We were prepared.

Finn – was not.  He walked into the room – flat footed.  Tail definitely wagged – but…he was very quiet.  I know he was happy to see us.

He simply didn’t have an iota of excess energy with which to express it!

He laid down on the floorboard of the van and slept all the way home.  As I type this – he’s sacked out flat on the floor in the bathroom where the tile is cool and the A/C is blowing on him.

All in all – a wonderful experience for him!

It was a little embarrassing listening to all the praise heaped upon his freckled face, though!  

I got the distinct impression that they liked him.

At least a little bit! 😎😎

TTFN

M

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Stampin’ Up! Wood Words Note for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

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Happy Thursday, y’all – and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!  If you’ve been following along, you’ll know this is color week!  I think you’ll see some pretty projects today from the ladies-who-hop, so be sure to spend a little time checking them out!

Here’s our color palette…


I decided to use the pretty floral image in the new Wood Words stamp set (available 1 June) and some more of the Wood Textures DSP Stack (also 1 June) paper to make a quick and easy note card for you – take a look-see:


My layout was loosely inspired by the sketch over at Stamp, Ink Paper:


This one took me less than hour to put together and that included 15 minutes sitting at my crafting desk, staring blankly into space wondering what in the world to make!  It’s been a bit of a week here at my house, folks – and my creatin’ neurons weren’t firing too well!  Speaking of which – Wayne did great in his surgery yesterday and got home speedy quick!  Thank you all so very much for the many well wishes and prayers we received!!  I’m grateful to each and every one of you!

So, I started with a dark wood paper design from the wondrous Wood Textures DSP Stack, and matted it on Peekaboo Peach card stock.


For the second layer, I chose a white-washed wood design and heat embossed the floral image from the Wood Words stamp set in Copper.  Using my Peekaboo Peach and Pear Pizzazz Stampin’ Write Markers, I colored the flowers and leaves.

The sentiment, from Wood Words, I stamped in Chocolate Chip ink, using my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to position it where I wanted it.  Then I matted the panel on Peekaboo Peach and SNAILd it to the card front.

I wrapped a piece of the new 1/4″ Copper Trim around the whole panel, securing it in the back with scotch tape.  Then I tied a bow and adhered it with a Glue Dot – and that was it for the card front!

On the inside of the card, I again heat embossed the Wood Words floral image – this time in White – on a Whisper White panel (it’s hard to see in the picture – sorry! 😔).  Then I colored the flowers and leaves with my markers.


I SNAILd the panel to a Peekaboo Peach mat and into my Pear Pizzazz card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got a repeat of the White Embossed florals from Wood Words…


…and some more of the white-washed Wood Textures DSP paper on the envelope flap.


Et Voila!  Easy and beautiful – I love how the rustic wood paper works so beautifully with the copper in the embossing and the new 1/4″ Copper Trim.  Hope you like – and are adding this to your wish list if it wasn’t there already! 😉

Now that you’ve seen my project, please take a little time to visit all the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hoppers today!

If you click on the Next Blog button, you’ll go right to Jari Francis’ page. And you can just click on the names below to go direct to all the blogs!

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Amy Koenders

Shelagh Freemantle

Mary Deatherage – YOU ARE HERE!

Jari Francis

Kristi Gray

Jaime Babarczy

Have fun on the Hop!

TTFN

Mary


HOST CODE FOR 16 APR – 30 APR: GGZD4AQ3

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2016-17 Annual Catalog or the 201 Occasions Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.



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

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


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT          
The Wood Words stamp set, Wood Textures DSP Stack and 1/4″ Copper Trim will be available 1 June! 😊


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

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

Peekaboo Peach Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3 3/8″ x 4 1/8″  (mat for sentiment panel)

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

Wood Textures DSP Stack (avail 1 June): 3 1/4″ x 4″ (sentiment panel); 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…will be back tomorrow!  No FFF’s on Blog Hop Days! 🙂

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