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Stampin’ Up! Last Day to Enter for Blog Candy and Happy Gotcha Day, Finn!

Good morning, y’all – happy Saturday! Now – usually, I’d give you a sneak peek of the card I am planning to make with you this evening.

Which would mean I’d need to HAVE a card to sneak peek.  But – here’s the thing.  I did something to my back yesterday morning.  No idea what.  Might just have been my parts realizing they’re 60?  I dunno.  I took a Flexeril and some Ibuprofen and then got in the only spot that didn’t hurt.  Bed.

I discovered that Flexeril has the ‘benefit” of making me sleep all day, is totally crafty-mojo-sucking….and does little-to-nothing for my back.

The whole thing ended up with me NOT making a card yesterday.  🙁

That said – I am ASSUMING that things will go as they have in the past and I’ll find the pain has subsided as quickly as it came on when I get moving today.  Which means that I WILL get a card made and I WILL be live on my Stamps-N-Lingers FB page this evening at 7pm Eastern.

In the meantime..wanted to remind you that this is Happy 5th Gotcha Day for the Finn-man!!

Calgary Humane Society on Twitter: "Happy Gotcha Day 🐾 Gotcha Day celebrates the day a new family member was added by adoption. We are SO grateful for our amazing adopters and welcoming

 

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Stampin’ Up! Holly Jolly Wintry Christmas Season

Happy Friday – I hope your week has gone well and that you have something fun planned for the weekend.  We have no plans that I know of – so…we’re winging it!

If you were able to join me yesterday for my YouTube live video, I appreciate you spending part of your week with me!  If not, but you’d like to see how I made this card, here ’tis!

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Stampin’ Up! Love, Santa Tag Kit Alternative Card Project and…Blog Candy!!

Well – Happy Happy Hawwwmp Day!!  What do you call a camel with no humps?

Humphree, of course! 😉

That joke has absolutely positively NOTHING to do with the project I’m sharing with you today!

Stampin’ Up! has some amazing kits and they recently released a brand new All-Inclusive Kit called the Love, Santa Tag Kit!  And – it has matching treat bags, too.  Cuz…tags and treat bags just go together like peanut butter and jelly!

I picked up a couple right away and they arrived over the weekend.  So I pulled one of the kits out and put it together quick as a bunny.

No.  Really – it went together really quickly and it is UBER cute!

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Stampin’ Up! August Paper Pumpkin and a Look at September!

My August 2021 Paper Pumpkin kit – the Hope Box from our own Shelli Douglass – arrived last week so….I wanted to share it with you and give you a little good news about it, too! 😉

This kit contained everything to make nine pretty cards – full size A2 cards (with decorated envelopes and everything!).  #nonekkidenvelopes 🙂

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Stampin’ Up! Notes Of Cheer All-Inclusive Card Kit!

Morning, all!  Hope you had a great weekend!  We did a lot outside – got some more plants planted and…got a new water feature going!  Yep – we got a couple of half-whiskey barrels (from Lowe’s on Saturday) and have got it all laid out and ready to plumb.  It’s going to look awesome!

I was glad when I finally got in the house last night to have an amazing All-Inclusive Card Kit – called Notes of Cheer – waiting for me to put together!  I’d been hanging on to it – knowing I’d need a quick card (or….cards!) to share with you one day.  And…this was the day!

You know that Stampin’ Up! has launched their Kits Collection…

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Stampin’ Up! Wild Cats, Big Cats Birthday

Happy Happy Hawwwmp Day, y’all!  Hope your week is going well!  We’re getting back in the swing – even sort of getting onto the sleep cycle that befits our location (versus Island-time!).  I’ve even gotten on the treadmill two mornings in a row – today is Day 3!  Yeah me!

I hope you’re all taking advantage of the Last Chance Sale – remember that’s all WHILE SUPPLIES LAST.  So…like when you see something at Costco – don’t think “we’ll get it next time” cuz….might not be there when you get back! 😉

My card today is a little on the wild side.  Wild Cats, that is!  And I paired this “wild” set with the bundled Big Cats Dies, cool In the WIld DSP and the Animal Print Embossing Folder – to have a little creative fun!  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Jan – Jun 2021 Mini Catalog Last Chance Sale and New Kits For You!

Wow!  It’s JUNE already.  Can you even believe that???  Yikes!

There are TWO BIG things happening today, y’all – like…Christmas-in-June!  Check it out!

First – we all know that the Jan – Jun 2021 Mini Catalog will be retiring soon and it’s time for you to gather up your favorite goodies at prices up to 50% off!  Yep – it’s The Last Chance Products Sale!

It’s always bittersweet to see a classic Stampin’ Up! catalog take a trip to retirement.  But, I’m looking forward to all the new products on their way—and hope you are, too!

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Stampin’ Up! Last Day to Sign Up for the Jolly Gingerbread Paper Pumpkin Kit!

10 November 2020 is the Last Day to Get This Kit!

 

November’s cute, Jolly Gingerbread kit contains enough supplies to create one-of-a-kind Christmas crafts! Whether it’s a gift card carrier, traditional card, or tasty-looking tag, this sweet and seasonal kit is the key to heartfelt holiday gifting. With curly cutouts, sugary stickers, and delicious die-cut designs in a special-edition box, a jolly holiday will be on its way with this kit!

Check out our fun little promotional video to sneak a peek at the Jolly Gingerbread Paper Pumpkin Kit!

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Stampin’ Up! World’s Greatest – August 2020 Paper Pumpkin!

Good Saturday, y’all!  Hope you’re ready for a great weekend – I’ll be hanging “virtually” with a BUNCH of Stampin’ Up! Leaders today – and that’s what I got to do yesterday, too!  Awesome info being passed to us – using a platform that is ALMOST as good as being there.

I laid in some extra candy just to make the experience more “real”! 😉

The other day, I got my August Paper Pumpkin in the mail!  It’s called World’s Greatest – and it’s full of….great! 😎…goodies to make 9 cards and coordinating envelopes!

Can you tell that one of the designs is a shaker card?  Well…trust me on this.  It totally is!

And they ALL have foil accents – which is too fun!

Lots of great sentiments for you, too – for the kit projects AND for future cards!

The stamp set – called World’s Greatest is – like ALL Paper Pumpkin stamp sets – exclusive to the kit.

The kit – again like ALL Paper Pumpkin kits! – comes with everything you need to make the projects – as well as the instructions! 🙂

Once everything is together – this is what you’ll have!  And – you KNOW how I feel about envelopes!  #nonekkidenvelopes  🙂

And – you don’t have to stop there – you could make a few “as directed” cards and then go off on your own.  Here’s some ideas for you!  How cute is that pencil?!?

You can check out the “official” Stampin’ Up! video for this month’s kit right here!

So – there’s what August looked like! September’s kit rolls in….FALL!

As the autumn season approaches, prepare to celebrate with the September Paper Pumpkin Kit! There’s so much to love about fall—some love the haunts of Halloween, many love the time to give thanks, and others love the changing colors and cooler temperatures. Whatever you love most about fall, September’s kit has everything you need to celebrate the season your way!

September’s kit is a must-have for those who love to celebrate all things spooky.  But, for those who DON’T enjoy the Halloween haunts, the multi-occasion stamp set – combined with a variety of die-cut and reversible paper pieces – offers many ways to customize your fall crafts!

The Hello Pumpkin Paper Pumpkin Kit includes enough supplies to create projects celebrating Halloween, Thanksgiving, and the autumn season. Make them all the same, or mix ‘n’ match!

Here’s the deets….

  • Kit contains enough supplies to create 20 cracker box treat packages.
  • Each cracker box treat package can be customized to celebrate Halloween, Thanksgiving, the autumn season, or all three!
  • Coordinating Colors: Bumblebee, Basic Black, Cajun Craze, Cinnamon Cider, Mossy Meadow, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, white
  • And – to get THIS kit, you MUST be signed up by 10 Sep.  Sign up on 11 Sep….and you’ll get the OCTOBER kit.  Which is probably awesome – but…it’s not THIS one!

 

So – are you a Paper Pumpkin Subscriber?  If you’re not – but…you’d like to give these fun, all-inclusive kits, a try – you can sign up for a subscription where you are billed monthly for your kit OR you can purchase a prepaid subscription in my online store.  To see more information and to sign up for the monthly subscription, click here. To see the options for prepaid subscriptions in my online store, click here.

Happy crafting, y’all! 🙂

TTFN

M

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 16 AUG – 31 AUG:  QSHFG3TX

Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift (AND the Monthly Card Tutorial) from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in any active Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!  See my Rewards page for full details.  The August Tutorial features the Autumn Goodness Bundle!


My Fundraiser to Help Iowa – ends in TWO Days!!

On 10 August, the state of Iowa was hit with a derecho storm.  If you have seen any videos of it – it truly looked like a hurricane had hit Iowa.  Uhm – because it totally had – winds in the 100+mph range (that’s Cat 2 territory, folks!)  With no warning to speak of.  To say it was devastating is a bit of an understatement! 🙁

As a result of the storm, at least 43% of the corn and soybeans grown in the state were lost.  Which will be seen in the supermarkets where you and I get our food!  But beyond all that – many in that state are hurting, have lost their homes, schools and businesses and some are still without power (12+ days after the storm and with daytime temps in the 90’s ). Many farm families lost everything and are left with a huge mess to clean up prior to planting next spring.  With so much destruction, they can really use our help!

There’s an organization in Cedar Rapids, IA, called the Iowa Giving Crew, a Cedar Rapids based non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that’s helping to get power restored to those still waiting, is feeding those in need, provides 3 meals a day and is helping with the cleanup.  They’ve got a Facebook page that you can see here with photos and details about the help they’re providing.

In an effort to help, I’ve set a goal of donating $500 to the Iowa Giving Crew.

How can you help me help them??

Place a Stampin’ Up! Order Or Donate Directly!

There are two ways you can help me to reach my goal:

Shop Online: For any orders placed through my online store between now and 31 August 2020 I’ll be donating 20% of your merchandise total to the Iowa Giving Crew.

  • 20% of orders placed through my online store between now and 31 August 2020 will be donated to the Iowa Giving Crew.
  • You’ll earn Peppermint Points and a thank you gift from me with all orders of $50! See my host code details below.
  • Anyone ordering $50+ will be entered to win a new Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine from me to be given away on 1 September 2020! See the details below.

OR….

Make a Donation of $25+ directly to the Iowa Giving Crew:

  • Anyone worldwide is welcome to make a donation to the charity directly via Venmo or PayPal to help (see the details to donate on the Iowa Giving Crew website here).
  • For those in the US, send me a screenshot of the receipt for your donation of $25+ to the Iowa Giving Crew to stamps-n-lingers@comcast.net and you’ll be entered to win the new Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine* to be given away on 1 September! See the details below.
  • If you order $50+ through my Stampin’ Up! store AND donate at least $25 directly to the Iowa Giving Crew, your name will be entered twice to win the machine!

Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine Giveaway

1 September!

As an added bonus, I’ll enter anyone who either orders $50+ through my online store between now and 31 August 2020 OR who makes a direct donation* to the Iowa Giving Crew by 31 August 2020 into a drawing for a brand new Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine!

*Please note: Per Stampin’ Up! rules, I’m only allowed to ship the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine to addresses in the United States or military APO addresses.  Only those with US/APO shipping addresses will be eligible to win the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine. Anyone outside the US is welcome to donate but will not be eligible to win the machine. Orders and/or Donations must be placed by midnight MT on 31 August 2020 to be entered to win the machine.  One winner of the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine will be randomly chosen on Tuesday, 1 September from all of the entries received.

Questions?
Drop me an email at stamps-n-lingers@comcast.net with any questions.  I so appreciate your help and donations to help the good folks in Iowa!! #iowastrong #derecho2020

UPDATE!!  Right now, we’re at $500!  YEAH!! 

Since there are still a few days left … I’ve decided to add a SECOND Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine if we hit $1000 in combined donations by the end of the day on 31 Aug!!


AWESOME JOINING SPECIAL COMING IN SEPTEMBER!!

Watch for more details – but…here’s the gist! 🙂

  • New demonstrators who join before 1 September or after 30 September will not be eligible for this promotion.
  • In addition to the regular starter kit – pay $99 plus tax and choose $125 worth of products! – you’ll ALSO receive…
    • 16 pre-cut and individually-packaged cards packs – including envelopes!
        • 8 packs of precut cardstock of the coastal cabana pack
        • 8 packs of precut cardstock of the Granny Apple Green pack
    • A pack of Rhinestone Basic Jewels
    • The So Much Love stamp set
    • The Queen Anne’s Lace stamp set!
  • Use these extra goodies to make samples (using the “recipes” you’ll ALSO get!) – hold an event with your friends or…for whatever you like!
  • Important note: Ink, adhesive, cutting tool, and clear block for stamping must be purchased separately. However, these products may be included as part of the Starter Kit product selection.

There’s lots of great reasons to join Stampin’ Up! and I’d love to have you join my team!  See all the bennies here – and watch for more details as we get closer to September!  If you’ve got questions, give me a shout and we can chat! 🙂


ONLY TWO DAYS LEFT TO REDEEM THOSE BONUS DAYS COUPONS!!

YOU earned them – now….you get to redeem them for awesome Stampin’ Up! Products – just in time for the release of the Aug – Dec 2020 Mini Catalog!!

Here’s the Deets!

  • There’s no limit to the number of coupon codes you can use on an order during redemption.
  • Bonus Days coupon codes may be redeemed for any product (excluding Starter Kits and Paper Pumpkin monthly subscriptions).
  • New PREPAID Paper Pumpkin codes MAY be discounted using Bonus Days coupon codes.
  • Bonus Days coupon codes WILL REDUCE the retail amount of an order – and might affect your Stampin’ Rewards (which are based on the AFTER-COUPON amount!)
  • Bonus Days coupon codes may be redeemed one time only.

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 

Most evenings – Finn does one of two things.

I ask – are you ready for bed or do you want to go outside?

He responds by either heading down the hall to the bedroom or to the back door to go out.

Okay – a lot of his answer depends on where he’s standing and where he’s “pointed” when I ask it! I think he goes out sometimes with no real need! 😉

On the nights he chooses to go outside – I put his blinky light collar on and tell him to hurry and come right back.

When he comes in he makes a beeline for bed.

Usually – I can snag him in time to take the blinky light collar.

Sometimes…I miss…

You gotta be quick – once he heads to bed….he’s like a HF on a laser! 😉

TTFN
M

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Stamps-N-Lingers July 2020 Summer Nights Paper Pumpkin Peek!

Hey y’all – happy Friday!  Sorry I missed you guys yesterday on YouTube – it was one of those days where I was at the mercy of the medical establishment.  And – since all things run on their time-line (and not ours!), canceling our video just seemed like the prudent thing to do!

But…I missed ya! 🙁

For today – I thought I’d give you a peek at the July 2020 Paper Pumpkin kit called…Summer Nights!  It’s a lot of fun – it makes luminarias and postcards if you make it according to the instructions in the kit!  There’s also an Add-On – with note cards and envelopes to transform the leftovers – or the primary pieces depending on what you want to do! – into regular cards.  Check out the kit!

First up – there’s the exclusive Summer Nights stamp set and a Blackberry Bliss Ink Spot…

Then it all opened up to reveal the goodies needed to create nine postcards and coordinating envelopes, as well as nine die-cut tealight bags.

I also bought the add on…

…and made cards and envelopes!

First – here’s the video that shows you how the kit goes together “regular”…


And here are the cards you could make with the kit goodies and the Add-On!

I love these lanterns strung on the twine, don’t you?  With the fireworks in the background – it really says easy summer nights!

This next one is one of my faves!  Here in Georgia, the lightning bugs have really been in out in force this summer!  Like…more than I’ve seen in a long time.  They often come right up to our windows and “bug” us! 😉  These cuties on this card – yep.  They’re JUST like that!

The last one looks like summer on the boardwalk!  And actually makes me think back to two summers ago when we were in Seattle before our cruise.  We walked down to the pier and there was the giant ferris wheel!  We didn’t ride it, but…it would have been fun.  HIGH – but fun!

I’ve got cards and envelopes left-over – so they’ll be awesome bases for more projects!  I think they’ll be great for birthday and congrats cards, don’t you?  And – did you notice the uber-cute lightning bugs on the inside of the envelope flaps? #nonekkidenvelopes!

So – let’s talk August Paper Pumpkin for a second!

It’s the World’s Greatest kit and it’ll help you celebrate and appreciate life’s champions and everyday heroes.

Box of Sunshine - June Paper Pumpkin

Lately, it’s become abundantly clear who the everyday heroes are—they’ve been around us – but now we’re REALLY taking note!  Teachers, doctors, hairdressers, nurses, delivery workers, cashiers, and even our friends, kids, and family members go above and beyond to enrich our lives.  These people are truly the world’s greatest at what they do!

Celebrate and appreciate the everyday heroes in YOUR life with the August Paper Pumpkin Kit. The cards included in this kit are specifically designed for celebrating life’s champions!  Check out this quick video to catch a glimpse of World’s Greatest by Paper Pumpkin.

Here’s some deets:

  • Kit contains enough supplies to create nine cards and coordinating envelopes.
  • Card size: 4-1/4” x 5-1/2”
  • Envelope size: 4-1/2” x 5-3/4”
  • Coordinating Colors: Bumblebee, gold, Mint Macaron, Pacific Point, Soft Suede, white
  • The kit’s stamp set includes Distinktive stamps – these are photo-realistic stamps that create an impressive detailed image with a single stamp.  Cool beans, huh?!

And – while this kit will create cards that’ll be great for ANYone to receive, they’re especially perfect for the men in your life!  Yeah for masculine cards (we all KNOW how hard it is to create those, don’t we!!?).

Be aware – if you want get THIS kit, you MUST be signed up for Paper Pumpkin by 10 Aug.  Sign up on 11 Aug….and you’ll get the SEPTEMBER kit.  Which is probably awesome – but…it’s not THIS one!

If you’re not a Paper Pumpkin subscriber – there are two ways to sign up – check it!

You can sign up for a subscription where you’re billed monthly for your kit – click here to get started.  

OR…

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