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Stampin’ Up! Perennial Floral Essence Sneak Peek for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

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

For mine today, I pulled out some of the prettiest DSP that you’re ever going to see – the Perennial Essence DSP in the new 2019-2020 Annual Catalog.  It’s going to be available on 4 Jun – along with the rest of the Perennial Essence Suite.  Take a look-see:

Yep – that’s the paper doing all the work, folks!

Here’s the sketch we were all working with.

I started with some of that pretty paper and matted it on Crushed Curry for the card front.

Then, using two different designs from the paper pack, I cut two banner strips.  I bannerized the ends by sticking the strip in the back of the Tailored Tag Punch (yes, I left my Banner Triple Punch at home.  Do not ask me why!).

I adhered both banners to the card front with Liquid Glue.

For the flowers, I stamped the image from the Floral Essence stamp set 4 times in Crushed Curry on some…So Saffron Vellum Card Stock!!  Whoo-hooo!!  COLORED Vellum.  You can get it and Old Olive and Petal Pink all in a 12″ x 12″ combo pack when the new catalog comes out in June!

Once the flowers were good and dry, I punched them all out with the Perennial Flower Punch (bundled with the Floral Essence stamp set in the new catalog) and created flowers by stacking two together with a Stampin’ Dimensional.

I added a fuzzy Perennial Essence Flower Center to each flower and set them aside for a minute.

On a piece of Petal Pink paper from the Perennial Essence DSP, I stamped the Floral Essence sentiment in Blackberry Bliss ink using my Stamparatus.  Over the sentiment, I added the Floral Essence flower image in Petal Pink.  Then I cut it all out with a Stitched Shapes Framelits circle die.  I adhered the circle to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I stuck a Perennial Essence Flower Center onto the sentiment circle, popped the two Vellum flowers on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card front was done!

On the inside, I stamped the Floral Essence flower a few times in Petal Pink in the corner of more of the Perennial Essence DSP.  I gave each flower a center with the little image from Floral Essence in stamped-off-twice Crushed Curry.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Crushed Curry mat and into my Blackberry Bliss card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more Floral Essence flowers and centers (in full strength Crushed Curry) on the front…

…and I used a little more of the Perennial Essence DSP on the envelope flap!

Et Voila!  Oh my goodness, you guys!!  THIS.  PAPER.  IS.  SPECTACULAR!  Each piece brings more stunning gorgeousness – like Monet painting after Monet painting!  Wow!  It works so perfectly with the coordinating Floral Essence stamp set and bundled Perennial Flower Punch, too.  You’re truly going to love this one!  I hope you like!

Now that you’ve seen my card, take a minute to hop thru all our projects today  If you click on the Next Blog button, you’ll go right to Kristi’s 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!

Kristi Gray

Jaimie Babarczy

Sue Prather

Karen Finkle

Eva Dobilas

Have fun on the Hop!!

TTFN

 

 

 


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Promotion Dates: April 15–June 3, 2019

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Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Blackberry Bliss Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (Card Base, scored and folded at 4 1/4″)

Crushed Curry Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner panel)

Follow Your Art DSP (coming on 4 Jun): 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); 2 1/8″ x 3 3/4″ (bottom banner); 2″ x 3 1/2″ (top banner); 2 3/8″ Stitched Shapes Framelits circle (sentiment); envelope flap

Vellum Card Stock: Perennial Flower Punch flowers

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Finn Fan Fix

No FFF’s on Blog Hop Days!

TTFN

M

Categories: 2019-2020 Annual Catalog, Encouragement, Feminine, For You, Friendship, Just Because, Love, New Catalog Launch, New Product, Retiring Products, Sneak peek, Spring, Thank You Cards, Thinking Of You | Tags: , , , | 14 Comments

Stampin’ UP! Butterfly Gala Happiness Blooms

Good morning, you guys. There’s no easy way to say this so…I’ll just come right out with it.  I’m sorry to tell you that I’ve decided to resign from Stampin’ Up! I realized this weekend that I am having trouble juggling work and SU! and something has to give.  Much as I love Stampin’ Up! – and YOU guys!! – I have to make the decision that makes the most sense for me and my family.

So – we’ll do this one last card and…this will be my last blog post. 🙁

The card I have to share with you uses the Happiness Blooms DSP and a few sentiments from the Butterfly Gala stamp set.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Dear Doily Video Sneak Peek

Good morning, y’all!  It’s the weekend!  And it is – apparently! – a weekend of change!

So – I was SUPPOSED to be at work today but…found out yesterday that it’s going to be too windy to do our event today.  I sure didn’t think wind was going to be a thing for this test, but…whatever!  We’ve moved the whole day to tomorrow.  Which has it’s own issues – not least of which is that I’ll not be able to do our Sunday night video.

Well – not on SUNDAY, at least!  I really don’t want to miss my time with you guys, so we’re going to try to get together tonight!  Or – more accurately, I’ll be live on my Stamps-N-Lingers FB page at 7pm Eastern (please note it’s a DAY early AND an HOUR early!!) – and hoping that you can all join me!

We’ll be making a fun little card using the Dear Doily stamp set.  Take a sneaky peek!

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Stampin’ Up! Beauty Abounds Friendship

Good morning.  Again!

Yep – this is my second post for the day – if you’re looking for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop post, it’s right here!

I was pleasantly surprised, and really honored, to be asked to be a guest designer this week at CAS(E) This Sketch! 🙂  So this card uses their fun sketch that’s going live today.  I hope you’ll be able to play along with us!

My card for this sketch uses the Beauty Abounds stamp set and the bundled Butterfly Beauty Thinlits.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Country Flowing Fountain

Happy Saturday, y’all!

Well – last night, at the end of a long and turbulent week, Wayne and I went to dinner with our friends in what has become a routine for us.  Not all routines are something to be eagerly anticipated – but this one…definitely is.  It’s a nice thing to look forward to each weekend!

Also – did you know that yesterday was – apparently – National Margarita Day?  I didn’t until my friend told me – which helped make the dinner decision easier.  Mexican it was.

But – they weren’t doing ANYthing special for National Margarita Day.

Mexican.  Food.  Restaurant.  National Margarita Day.  Hola?!?

Pero….Nada.

Huh.

Not saying this kept me from having the drink-of-the-day.  Cuz I totally did!

Now – my ramblings about my dinner aside, we’ve also got a card – which is, in fact, why you’re here, right? 😉

It’s a clean-and-simple little number, that I made with a sentiment from the Flowing Fountain stamp set with an assist from the new Country Floral Dynamic TIEF and some beautiful Painted Seasons DSP.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Be Mine All Adorned

Happy Monday, y’all – and it’s a three day weekend for me so it actually IS a Happy Monday!  Loves me a three day weekend!

If you were able to join me last night for my Facebook Live, I appreciate you spending part of YOUR weekend – long or otherwise! – with me.  If not, and you’d like to see how to make today’s card, take a look at the replay!

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Stampin’ Up! Needlepoint Vibrant Vases

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

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

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

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Stampin’ Up! Fabled Friends for a Friend!

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

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

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Stampin’ Up! Bokeh Dots Come Home to Roost

Good morning!  How’s the weekend going so far?  We here at the Deatherage home are in the throes of “tax prep”.  At the same exact time I decided to move my craft area into our front bedroom.

Can you – in your wildest dreams – imagine the sheer chaos inside our home?

I’m organizing and throwing things away (throwing Wayne into an oh-no-I-was-saving-that-I’m-going-to-use-it apoplectic seizure) and trying my darnedest to make some semblance of order around me.  And then – I am vowing to keep it that way.  Well – at least within the 12’x12″ space of my craft room….

The rest of the house is on its own! 😉

My card for today (thank goodness I’d gotten it done and photographed BEFORE the final push to move from one spot to the next!!) is a simple and easy one – thanks to the Stamparatus!  It uses the fun Bokeh Dots set from the Annual Catalog and the Home To Roost set from the Sale-A-Bration catty.  Take a look-see:

The layout for this one was inspired by Shawn De Oliveira’s card for the Global Design Project‘s CASE the Designer challenge.

And the color scheme is from the Color Throwdown challenge.

I started with a piece of Whisper White card stock and, using my Stamparatus, stamped the Bokeh Dots image.  First, I inked the full image with Balmy Blue and stamped it.  Then, I used a Sponge Dauber to add Highland Heather around the edges of the stamp, and stamped it again.  Ahhh – the beauty of the Stampapotamus!!  Love it!

I left the panel where it was and used the Stamparatus to add the grasses image from the Home to Roost set (get this one for FREE with a qualifying $50 purchase during Sale-A-Bration!) in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.

Next, I used my Journaling Pen to add some doodle-y stitches around the stamped image.  Then I matted the panel on Highland Heather.

I wrapped some new Whisper White 5/8″ Flax Ribbon and Balmy Blue Organdy Ribbon (this one is ALSO free with a $50 purchase during Sale-A-Bration!) around the panel – securing them in the back with Glue Dots.

My sentiment, from Home to Roost, is stamped in Highland Heather on Whisper White and cut out with the Classic Label Punch.

then popped on with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I added a Butterfly Element with Liquid Glue (guess what?  THIS is a FREE goody during Sale-A-Bration, too!) and then popped the sentiment over it all with a Mini Stampin’ Dimensional.

I used a Glue Dot to adhere a small Balmy Blue Organdy Ribbon bow and the card front was done!

On the inside, I added the Home To Roost grass in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink in the corner of a Whisper White panel.  Then I did some more doodling stitches with my Journaling Pen.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Highland Heather mat and into my Basic Black card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got another Home to Roost grass image and some doodles on the front…

…and some Balmy Blue paper from the Subtles DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  It’s so easy to forget about all the cool stamp sets in the Annual Catalog when we’re busy playing with our new toys in the Sale-A-Bration and Occasions catalogs.  But…don’t!  Bokeh Dots is so neat and makes it easy peasy to add a fun design element to your cards.  And the free Home To Roost set is…excellent…with it’s images and sentiments.  Oh – and its FREE-ness!  Hope You Like!

TTFN

 

 

 


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It’s a really awesome bag and it holds a lot!  It measures 9-1/4″ x 16-1/2″ x 7″ and it’s got removable dividers inside the bag as well as lots of exterior pockets!

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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

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

Highland Heather Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner)

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

Subtles DSP:  envelope flap

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


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Finn Fan Fix

I’m not going to waste your time with pointless chatter.

I’m simply going to show you the cutest picture ever.

And that’s saying a lot – considering the sheer volume of extremely cute Finn-pictures that I’ve shown you in the past couple of years.

Ready!?

Okay – here ’tis!

No – that is NOT posed.  He just did it.

Cuz…he’s the cutest dog ever!

TTFN
M

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Stampin’ Up! Gingham’d Fable Friends

Good morning, y’all!  I hope your week is going well!  Want to remind you that today is the very last day for you to get in on my 2019 Occasions bundles – where you’ll get big savings and some extra freebies.  Not to mention Sale-A-Bration goodies!  Scroll down for the deets and then don’t delay – get signed up right away!

I’ve got a sweet little card for you today – it uses a stamp set that you may have overlooked in your perusals of the 2019 Occasions Catalog.  It’s called Fable Friends and it’s ridiculously cute!  Then I kicked it up a notch (BAMM!) with some greenery from the Wonderful Floral Framelits, a little Gingham Gala DSP and a bit of Basket Weave.  Take a look-see:

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