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Stampin’ Up! Tasteful Woven Textures Card

Happy Happy Hawwwmp Day, y’all!  Guess what?

What, Mary?

Well – one week and about 6 hours from that day’s blog post going live…we’ll be headed to the airport!  Whoo-hooo!

Gelato.  Baklave.  Tiramisu.  Dolmas.  Lasagna.  Spanakopita.  Spaghetti Carbonara!  Tiramisu – yes, I said it twice.  IT.  IS. THAT. GOOD!

See?  Been practicing my Greek and Italian! I think I’m ready!

My card today uses the new Tasteful Textures stamp set and bundled Tasteful Backgrounds Dies – paired up with some beautiful Woven Threads DSP.  Take a look-see:

The layout for this one is from this week’s Hand Stamped Sentiments challenge.

And the color scheme – ALL the new 2019-2021 In Colors! – is from the Fab Friday challenge!

 

The Woven Threads DSP was a pretty obvious choice for this color challenge – so…I took the obvious route – and matted a piece on Pretty Peacock for the card front.

Next up is a piece in Rococo Rose – also matted on Pretty Peacock and adhered with Liquid Glue.

I cut a narrow strip of Terracotta Tile paper from the Woven Threads DSP and cut one of the pretty designs from it using the Tasteful Backgrounds Dies.  Then I matted it on Pretty Peacock with Liquid Glue.

I wrapped a piece of new Pretty Peacock 1/2″ Scalloped Linen Ribbon around that panel – securing it in the back with Glue Dots.  I tied a faux bow with a second short length of the same ribbon.  Then I popped the whole thing onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I stamped a sentiment from the Tasteful Textures stamp set in Pretty Peacock on Whisper White and cut it with a Stitched Shapes Framelits oval.  I used Liquid Glue and a couple of Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the sentiment to the card front.

I added some 2019-2020 In Color Faceted Dots – in Pretty Peacock and Seaside Spray – and the card front was done!

On the inside, I added a flourish image from Tasteful Textures in stamped-off-once Balmy Blue in the center of a Whisper White panel.  Over the top of that, I added a second sentiment in Pretty Peacock.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Pretty Peacock mat and into my Balmy Blue card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got another stamped-off-once Balmy Blue flourish – I put it under the address area! – on the front…

…and I picked one of my Woven Threads DSPs and added it to the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Wow!  The Tasteful Textures stamp set and bundled Tasteful Background Dies seem to have just been made to coordinate with the Woven Threads DSP, don’t you think?  I love how this one turned out.  I hope you like!

TTFN
M

 

 

 

P.S.  I’ve got ONE spot left in my Online Host Club – hurry and snap it up and let’s get ready for a fun six months (which just so happens to include…BONUS DAYS!!).  Check out the why’s and wherefores right here!


HOST CODE FOR 16 JUN – 30 JUN: QU3GVKSZ

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


Stampin’ Trimmer Cutting Blades Will Be Available on 27 June!

Good news! Stampin’ Up! has received a shipment of Stampin’ Trimmer Cutting Blades (item 126995), and this item will become available on 27 June at 10:00 AM (MT).

Remember – limit on blades will be three! We anticipate blades to sell out quickly, but hope more folks will be able to order with the smaller limit.

Also, there are a couple different error messages you will see if you try to add the blades to an order before they become available and after they have sold out.

  • On the day of the launch, if you try to order the Stampin’ Trimmer Cutting Blades before they are available, you will see this error message: “You may not order 1 of item 126995 because of promotion restrictions.”
  • When the blades have sold out, the message will return to the current message until the next launch: “This item has been discontinued and cannot be added to your order (126995).”

Remember: June 27th (that’s TOMORROW!) at 10AM (MOUNTAIN TIME!)


Clearance Rack

Stampin’ Up! has updated the Clearance Rack – putting stamp sets on it for you!  This is not something they’ve done in the past—and we don’t know if they’ll do it again—but they’re there now – so…check them out!

Head over to the Clearance Rack soon and….Happy shopping!


My Retired Sale List!

Be sure to check out my Retired Products list – there are lot of goodies from the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog, the 2019 Occasions Catalog – and even from previous catalogs!  It’s a great opportunity to get some of your past favorites and save a little money!


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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Balmy Blue Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, scored and folded at 4 1/4″)

Pretty Peacock Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2 3/8″ x 4 5/8″ (mat for solid middle DSP panel); 1 7/8″ x 4 1/8″ (mat for die cut DSP panel)

Whisper White Card Stock: 2 3/4″ Stitched Shapes Oval (sentiment); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

Woven Threads DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); 2 1/4″ x 4 1/2″ (solid middle DSP panel); 1 3/4″ x 4″ (die cut DSP 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


Eggs.

They’re what’s for breakfast!

He starts off pretty delicately.

Well – as delicately as one Man can get with ginormous furry hands.

Then, though – He.  Gets.  Busy.

Just like I eat breakfast! 😉

TTFN
M

 

Categories: 2019-2020 Annual Catalog, Any Occasion, Clearance Rack Update, Encouragement, Everyday, Feminine, For You, Friendship, Just Because, Life Event | Tags: , , | 10 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Memorable Mosaic Sneak Peek All The Happy Wishes

Good Tuesday!  Did you all have a great long-weekend?  Ours was nice – went to our friends for dinner yesterday.  Always nice to spend time with them!

My 2019-2020 Annual Catalog sneak peek for today is a fussy-cutting-Queen’s dream!  If you hate fussy cutting…look away! 😉

I used the new Memorable Mosaic stamp set and the Mosaic Mood Specialty DSP – both coming on 4 June – to make a fun card good for sending to…anyone for a special day and any day at all!  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Over The Moon 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 color challenge – and it’s a doozy! – so, 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!

Our color sketch is…no colors!  Well, we’re allowed to use a little bit of an accent color.  So…given the basic non-color-colors of the challenge, I decided it was time to ink up the new and uber-adorbs Over The Moon stamp set – which is coming to you on 4 June!  Take a look-see:

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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

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 16 APR – 30 APR: HW762NTC

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


The Clearance Rack Has Been Updated!

It’s a Clearance Rack Refresh – and they don’t happen very often, so… be sure to check out the great new additions in my Online Store!

Supplies are limited, and with discounts up to 60%, products will go quickly. Shop now and stock up.


2019 Retired Products List!

Promotion Dates: April 15–June 3, 2019

  • There is no minimum purchase required to participate in this promotion.
  • Retiring items may be added to any order
  • All retiring items are only available while supplies last and will be discontinued after June 3.
  • Due to high demand for retiring stamp sets, these items will have guaranteed availability until May 24; all other products are not guaranteed and are available while supplies last only.
  • Retiring items are eligible for Stampin’ Rewards with qualifying orders.
  • Retiring host sets may be purchased using Stampin’ Rewards from a qualifying party only.
  • Depending on inventory levels, discounts on select products may be introduced on or after May 9.
    • These discounts will not be preannounced.
    • Discounts may vary by market depending on inventory levels.
    • If you buy a product at retail price and then it is later discounted, Stampin’ Up! will not refund the difference.
    • If there is a product you want, we recommend buying it right away and not waiting to see if it’s discounted later or you risk it being sold out!
    • If you start an order before a discount is announced, the order will not include the discounted pricing. If you want to order a product that has been discounted, you will need to start the order after the discounts are announced.

Click any of these links to go to my Online Store for the most up-to-date information!

 


Get the Stampin’ Up! Products Used in These Projects:

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

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 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: , , , | 18 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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Categories: 2019 Occasions Catalog, Any Occasion, Feminine, Friendship, Joining Special, Just Because, Love, Special Promotions, Spring | 10 Comments

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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