Life Event

Stampin’ Up! Weather Together For Brighter Days

Happy Saturday, y’all!  Hope you’ve got nice weather and a plan for an enjoyable weekend ahead of you!

And I hope that you’re thinking about doing one of two things this weekend.  Either…taking advantage of my three-way super duper ordering special…or…taking advantage of Stampin’ Up!’s super duper joining special!  You can find more details on both down below my card share! 😉

I made a card today that I don’t need.

Yet.  I think it’s always good to have a card like this on hand – and I didn’t.  I used the Annual Catalog bundle called Weather Together (coordinates with the Umbrella Weather Framelits.  Take a look-see:


I used two sketches to help me along with this one.  The first, from CASE This Sketch, was the inspiration for the layout.


And the color scheme is from the FabFri Challenge.


To begin, I made my umbrella.  I stamped the striped umbrella image from Weather Together in So Saffron on a piece of Whisper White card stock and cut it with the die in the Umbrella Weather Framelits.  I used the die that creates the creases in the umbrella so I could make it a little more dimensional.  Then I cut two little trim pieces – one from So Saffron and one from Calypso Coral.  I adhered them together and then to the umbrella with Liquid Glue.


I stamped a So Saffron umbrella handle and cut it out, too.  I colored the shaft in with my So Saffron Stampin’ Write Marker and used the Calypso Coral marker on the handle itself.  Then I gently creased the umbrella to make it look rounder, and used Liquid Glue to adhere the handle on the inside.

I laid the umbrella on a piece of Shimmery White card stock and, using my alchohol-filled Aqua Pen and the lid of my ink pad, brushed some Mint Macaron “rain” onto the card front – avoiding the area “under” the umbrella.


I made a sentiment from a piece of Shimmery White card stock, cut into a banner with my Paper Snips, and stamping the Weather Together sentiment in Calypso Coral.  Then I lightly edged it with my Mint Macaron Marker.

Finally, I stamped three clouds in Smoky Slate ink and cut them out with their Umbrella Weather Framelit dies.  I adhered two large clouds with Liquid Glue and popped the small cloud over top with some Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I used my Basic Gray Watercolor Pencil to lightly shade under the larger clouds for some depth.  

Next I added the umbrella with some Stampin’ Dimensionals.


I cut the handle with my snips, adhered the sentiment with Stampin’ Dimensionals, and then added the little end of the handle with some more Dimensioanals – so that you can’t even tell that the handle was cut!

The final piece was to cut some raindrops out of Silver Foil, using the little die in the Umbrella Weather Framelits.  I adhered them with eensy little dabs of Liquid Glue.  Then I adhered the card front to a Mint Macaron mat and it was done!

On the inside, I added a second Weather Together sentiment to a Whisper White mat in Calypso Coral.  Around that, I stamped a veritable garden of blooms in So Saffron, Peekaboo Peach and Calypso Coral, using the little flower stamp in the set.


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

On the front of my Whisper White Medium Envelope, I repeated my brighter days garden…


…and on the envelope flap, I watercolored a little more Mint Macaron and then added a Weather Together sentiment (“I’m here for you”) in Calypso Coral.


Et Voila!  This Weather Together stamp set and matching Umbrella Weather Framelits is a nice one – sentiments for several occasions and lots of image possibilities.  Hope you like! 🙂

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


HOST CODE FOR 16 MAR – 31 MAR: XBYZMW9W

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 2016 Holiday Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


 End-of-Sale-A-Bration Ordering Special

 Now thru 31 Mar!

 

For all orders OVER $50…

1. DOUBLE PEPPERMINTS

                I’m offering DOUBLE Peppermint Rewards Points for all orders (over $50 before shipping and tax) placed thru me by 31 Mar.                 Peppermint Rewards Points are part of my Punkin’ Head Customer Rewards Program – and collecting them leads you to FREE    gifts! For more information on the benefits of collecting Peppermints, check out my Punkin’ Head Customer Rewards program right here!

2.  FREE SHIPPING
               I’m offering free shipping on all orders over $50 (before shipping and tax) placed through me between now and 31 Mar.  

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

               1.  Place your order directly through my online store, and:

                     – Give me with your mailing address and I’ll send you a rebate check for your shipping costs
                            or
                     – Provide me with your PayPal account e-mail and I’ll send you your rebate via PayPal

               2.  Send me your order via email, I’ll deduct the shipping costs and send you an invoice through PayPal.

3.  FREE MULTI-PURPOSE LIQUID GLUE with every order over $50 (before shipping and tax)


Don’t Waste Another Moment!

Join My Team – the Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew – Today!

(And get TWO FREE STAMP SETS!)

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Right now, get up to $200 for just $99.  And – it ships for free!  You select $125 worth of product and pay just $99 – plus, right now, you get 2 FREE BONUS STAMPS with a value up to $104.  Did I mention FREE SHIPPING??  Doesn’t get a lot better than that!

And – of course, from the moment you join, you’ll get your demonstrator discount on all your future Stampin’ Up! products!

If you’re interested in becoming a Demonstrator or have any questions about joining, feel free to drop me an email, I’d love to tell you more about it!  Or visit my Join My Team page for more details.  I welcome all types of Demonstrators on my team – from those who’d just like to get the discount for themselves to those who want to build a business. 🙂

 


Have a wonderful day and I’ll see you tomorrow! 🙂

TTFN

Mary


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:  


CARD CUTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:

Peekaboo Peach Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″  (card base – scored and folded at 5 1/2″)

Mint Macaron Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for card front and for inner liner)

Shimmery White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); 5/8″ x 2 3/4″ (sentiment)

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); Umbrella Weather die cuts

Silver Foil: Umbrella Weather die cut rain drops

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’ve created a bit of a monster.

A 55-pound lap-monster.

With spring-y boing-y legs.

That can do a flat-footed leap into my lap.  With no warning whatsoever.

Except…


As we’d say in the military – this is my WARNORD (Warning Order).  At this point, if I look at him and wiggle an eyebrow, he’ll be in my lap.

Best not to have a cup of coffee.

Or a computer.

Or….a cat! 🙂

TTFN

M

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Stampin’ Up! Love Sparkles Celebration Card!

Happy St. Paddy’s Day, y’all!  I assume you’ve got your Corned Beef and cabbage cued up for dinner tonight!  And some green beer.

Why would anyone want to drink green beer?  I’m not a fan of regular colored beer – let alone green.

But I do like me some Corned Beef and Cabbage – and I’ve got mine in the crock pot already!

Now, for all that, I really didn’t make a St. Patrick’s day card.  I gave my card a little nod to the day – using a surprise from the Sealed with Love stamp set – to set off my Love Sparkles sentiments.  Take a look-see:

This layout was inspired by the sketch at the Global Design Project.

I seem to be on a Mint Macaron/Island Indigo kick these past couple of weeks – I hope you’ll forgive me!

I started with a simple piece of Whisper White card stock.  I made some stylized “shamrocks” using the heart image from the Sealed With Love stamp set, inking the image in Mint Macaron and stamping it three times in a rough circle.  Then I used my Mint Macaron Stampin’ Write Marker to give each shamrock a little stem.

Across the bottom of the panel, I used some Liquid Glue to adhere a narrow strip of Blooms & Bliss DSP.  I SNAILd the panel to an Island Indigo mat, then I covered the seam with a length of Mint Macron 3/8″ Sheer Linen Ribbon.  I also wrapped some Whisper White Solid Baker’s Twine around the card front, securing it in the back with scotch tape.

My sentiment, from the pretty Love Sparkles stamp set, is double-stamped on a piece of Whisper White card stock.  I stamped it once in Mint Macaron, then used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to stamp it a second time – ever so slightly offset – in Island Indigo.

Then I cut the sentiment with a Stitched Shapes Framelits circle and added the “to you” in Island Indigo.  This is just the first part of one sentiment stamp in the Love Sparkles set.  I covered the half I didn’t want with a sticky note, inked the first portion and, positioning it with my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, stamped it below the first sentiment.

I cut a scallop circle from a piece of Mint Macaron Glimmer Paper.  Using my 1″ Circle Punch, I punched a hole in the middle of the glimmer circle then adhered it to the card front with Liquid Glue.  I popped the sentiment circle over the top with a Stampin’ Dimensional, aligning the dimensional inside the hole I’d cut in the glimmer paper mat.

To finish off the card front, I tied a bow from three lengths of Whisper White Solid Baker’s Twine and adhered it with a Glue Dot.

On the inside, I added a second Love Sparkles sentiment, using the same Mint Macaron and Island Indigo offset stamping that I’d done on the front.  Then I added a couple more Mint Macaron shamrocks with the Sealed With Love heart and Mint Macaron Stampin’ Write Marker.

I SNAILd the panel to an Island Indigo mat and into my Mint Macaron card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals, and the card was done.

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more Sealed With Love Mint Macaron shamrocks on the front…

…and a little more of the Blooms & Bliss DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Mint Macaron shamrocks, courtesy of Sealed With Love.  And a couple of really cute sentiments – love the font with the little sparkles all over it on this Love Sparkles stamp set.  Hope you like! 🙂

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


HOST CODE FOR 16 MAR – 31 MAR: XBYZMW9W

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 2016 Holiday Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


 Just a Reminder…


Sale-A-Bration items are only available while supplies last!  When they’re gone…they’re gone!  We’ve already sold out of the Card Tins, so…it does happen! Don’t let your favorite pass you by! 🙂


 2015-2017 In Colors….Mint Macaron Is Almost Gone!

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It’s time for you to start getting stocked up on your favorite color card stock, re-inkers, Designer Papers, Ribbons and Embellishments in these colors before they retire and/or sell-out!  Re-inkers and card stock typically sell out fast as retirement nears!  This is a really great time to do it, too, cuz you can still take advantage of the Sale-A-Bration benefits!

Here’s a link directly to the 2015 – 2017 In Color Collection – Happy Shopping!


Don’t Waste Another Moment!

Join My Team – the Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew – Today!

(And get TWO FREE STAMP SETS!)

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Right now, get up to $200 for just $99.  And – it ships for free!  You select $125 worth of product and pay just $99 – plus, right now, you get 2 FREE BONUS STAMPS with a value up to $104.  Did I mention FREE SHIPPING??  Doesn’t get a lot better than that!

And – of course, from the moment you join, you’ll get your demonstrator discount on all your future Stampin’ Up! products!

If you’re interested in becoming a Demonstrator or have any questions about joining, feel free to drop me an email, I’d love to tell you more about it!  Or visit my Join My Team page for more details.  I welcome all types of Demonstrators on my team – from those who’d just like to get the discount for themselves to those who want to build a business. 🙂

 


Today marks exactly two weeks before the end of Sale-A-Bration!  I think we should mark the end with…an Ordering Special!  Watch for another post a little later today with all the details, okay?

TTFN

Mary


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:  


CARD CUTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:

Mint Macaron Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″  (card base – scored and folded at 4 1/4″)

Island Indigo Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for card front and for inner liner)

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

Blooms & Bliss DSP: 1 1/4″ x 5 1/8″ (strip on card front); envelope flap

Mint Macaron Glimmer Paper: 2″ Scallop Circle (mat for 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….

You know, I buy Finn toys.

And chew bones.

And tennis balls.

And Frisbees.

Even joined the Pet Perks club to try to get some specials.

He doesn’t want for much.

Or…anything.

Which is why it’s funny and not pitiful when he’s enamored with a…vegetable oil bottle.

He appears to enjoy kicking it and then chasing it.  And he had it behind the house, rolling it down the little hill in the dry and crunchy leaves.  And boing-ing after it!!

He’s a trip, for sure!

TTFN

M

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Stampin’ Up! Dragonflies in a Garden in Bloom

Happy hawwmp day, y’all!  Hope the week is going well for you!  I’ve been busy – I have a new plan up my sleeve.  Videos!  Card making videos!  I got a camera stand yesterday and set it up and did a “practice” run.  One day soon I’ll be doing one “for reals” and I’ll let you know where to find them.  I suspect they’ll be on my Stamps-n-Lingers Facebook page.  So, if you want to bebop over there and follow me, then you should get notification of when my videos are live! Here’s a link!

My card for today goes back to a beautiful Annual catalog stamp set called Garden in Bloom, with the addition of a little buzzy bee from the Occasions Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits.  Take a look-see:

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Categories: Any Occasion, Encouragement, Everyday, Feminine, Friendship, Happy Birthday, Life Event, Mother's Day | Tags: , , , | 30 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Hey, Chic Stacker!

Happy Hawmp Day, y’all – we’re racing towards the weekend once again.  This time, I’m not really ready for the weekend to arrive.  Going out of town for three days and…do you think I have my cards ready for the weekend??  Nope.  Not even close!  So – keep your fingers crossed that my creative juices flow the next couple of days, okay?  🙂

Finn is very fast.

Perhaps you didn’t know that.

He’s a speed demon!

I have proof!

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He raced around that pile of logs about 5 times, as fast as he could go, carrying that danged stick!

And then…

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The natural result of racing around like a fool!  Excessive panting.

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Followed by his new favorite thing – ponding!  He drinks and wades and tries to get sticks out of the water.  And this morning, he added – dunking his belly in!  Just a quick little lay-down to cool off quicker!

And make mom get the towel out!

My card for today follows a trend you can see all over Pinterest.  Stacking chickens.

I don’t know why people are stacking chickens so much – it just ain’t natural! – but they are.  So I thought I’d give it another shot.  The Sale-A-Bration stamp set called Hey, Chick gave me the whole cast of characters.  Take a look-see:

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Categories: Any Occasion, Everyday, Friendship, Just Hello!, Life Event, Thinking Of You | Tags: , , , , | 20 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Sending Love and Sunshines Wishes

Mornin’, y’all!  Here we are on Super Bowl Sunday! I don’t understand why the game is so danged late!  What do people do at Super Bowl parties all day?  Well – I know they drink a lot of beer.  But…what else?  There’s no game to watch until after dinner.  So…?  Do folks eat nachos and wings for dinner?  Why isn’t the game at 1?  That time makes a lot more sense for a big game.

Besides.  By the time one-hour of game play is crammed into 5 hours…I’m going to have a heckuva time staying awake!  It’ll be like trying to stay up to see New Year’s come in!

Finn isn’t interested in the game.  Although, if he watched, he’d probably see that it’s sort of like keep-away!  One of his favorite games.  The only thing better than keep-away is a solid game of tug!  Which he’s really good at playing!  He can set his 60 pounds back against a stick and lock those pearly whites around his bumper or a frisbee or a stick and….you’re not getting it until he gives up.

And he doesn’t give up!!

Ever…

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My card for today is a study in Red, White and Silver/Gray.  And, while it uses hearts from the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits and the Sending Love DSP – it’s not a Valentine’s Card.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Happy New Beginning Celebrations!

Well, good Inauguration Day to y’all!  Regardless of how you voted in November, what you think of Mr. Trump and his family, today’s a big day for this country.  It’s a pretty big part of what makes us who and what we are.  We should all be proud.

And really really glad we’re not in Washington DC!!  What a mess that’s going to be, huh?  Too many people.  And at least half of them not too happy.  I’m happy to be far away.

So’s Finn.  He’s way too busy doing important dog work to worry about who’s the President.

Or even what a President is! 🙂

He’s been playing with his squeaky toy in the leaves…

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Contemplating the world (as he knows it)…

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Wading in the pond (the tongue.  The TONGUE!!)…finn-just-out-of-the-pond
…and considering the potential ramifications of ponding…

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He’s a happy boy!

His mom, on the other hand, has been busy making cards!  Today’s is a card I made for a friend who’s welcoming a new baby.  It’s not a traditional looking baby card – just wouldn’t fit her!  I used the new Happy Celebrations stamp set and the fun Celebrations Duo TIEFs.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Dragonfly Dreams and Details Sneak Peek for the Happy Stampers Blog Hop

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Good morning, y’all – welcome to another edition of the Happy Stampers Blog Hop!  We had a fun – and interesting! – sketch challenge to work with this week.  I figure you’ll see some Christmas, some Sneak Peeks, some…who’s to say?!  I hope you’ll spend some time scrolling thru all the Blog Hoppers’ offerings today!

Here’s our sketch!

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I decided to play around a little with the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits – and used a cool technique called Embossed Impressions.  I saw a card on Pinterest and discovered a great video from Jennifer McGuire – which you can check out right here!  I used the matching Dragonfly Dreams stamp set – which you’ll be able to get as a 10%-off bundle when the 2017 Occasions Catalog comes out in January.  

Take a look-see:

dreamy-dragonfly-embossed-impressions-4-stamps-n-lingersAfter I watched Jennifer’s video, I decided to use some Island Indigo card stock to bring out the shimmery dragonfly wings.  Before I started my embossing, though, I used the dots image from Dragonfly Dreams to stamp in Island Indigo across the top of the panel (you probably noticed I turned the sketch on its side!).

Then I rubbed the panel with my Embossing Buddy.  To emboss the dragonflies, I made my Big Shot sandwich:  cutting plate, Silicon embossing mat (from Amazon), thinlit with the cutting side up, card stock, additional piece of card stock as a shim, silicon mat, cutting plate.  Before building the sandwich, I gently tapped the cutting edge of my thinlit with Versamark Ink.  Then I was really careful to not move the thinlit once I got everything laid down.

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I embossed the panel, removed the card stock from the Big Shot sandwich and sprinkled it with Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heated it up.  Be sure you check for any stray embossing powder and brush it off carefully before heating.  Then, using my Clear Wink of Stella, I brushed the raised portions of the dragonfly wings.  I love how it makes them look iridescent!

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I matted the panel on Silver Foil, then ran a length of coming-soon White/Silver 3/8″ Metallic Ribbon (this is a FREE Sale-A-Bration item!) around the card front and secured it in the back with scotch tape.

The sentiment, from Dragonfly Dreams, is heat embossed in Silver.

For the large dragonfly, I repeated the same embossing technique that I used for the card front.  Then, when it was all cool, I used the outline die to cut out the dragonfly.  And I cut a second solid dragonfly from Silver Foil.  I brushed the raised parts of the wings and then used Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue to adhere the two dragonflies together.

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I stuck pieces of Stampin’ Dimensional all over the back of the dragonfly and used them to adhere loops of Silver Metallic Thread behind it, then popped it on the card front.  I added a little row of Rhinestone Basic Jewels under the sentiment and the card front was done.

On the inside, I stamped the Dragonfly Dreams dots image across the top of a Whisper White panel, using Island Indigo ink that I stamped off once before stamping the panel.  Then I added a second sentiment, heat embossing it in Silver.

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I SNAILd the panel to a Silver Foil 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 more stamped-off-once-Island-Indigo dots from Dragonfly Dreams across the front…

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…and also across the envelope flap.

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Et Voila!  I kind of love this technique and hope you’ll give it a try, too.  And the Dragonfly Dream bundle is going to be a heavy favorite when the Occasions Catalog goes live!  Hope you like.

Now that you’ve seen my project, please take a little time to visit all the Happy Stampers Team blogs 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

Mary Deatherage – YOU ARE HERE!

Jari Francis

Kristi Gray

Jaime Babarczy

Have fun on the Hop!

TTFN

Mary


HOST CODE FOR 1 DEC – 15 DEC: K2Z3RB2G

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 2016 Holiday Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


BLOG CANDY WINNER!

The Random Number Generator chewed and churned and the winner is….

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Chris Kaul was the 21st commenter – “I have always been impressed with the quality of the paper and the fact that it coordinates with the inks and all the accessories!”

Congratulations, Chris – I’ll be sending an e-mail shortly to get your address and then packing your Blog Candy and getting it on its way to you!  Thanks to all who left a comment!  There’s a lot to love about Stampin’ Up!, but it seems that the coordination of the colors across all the products and the high quality are the two things most appreciated!

Thanks for helping me celebrate two years as a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, y’all!


Year End Closeouts and 2017 Holiday Catalog Retiring Products

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Promotion period: December 1, 2016 – January 3, 2017

  • All products (and discounts, if any) can be found in the Year-End Closeouts category of the online store. Check it right here!
  • Here’s a download with the Initial List of Retiring Items, but the very best way to know what’s still available is to go to the Online Store!  Hint:  There’s a lot under the “Everything” section – and be sure to Show “All”!
  • This is a great list of all the items on Clearance, on the Retiring List and in excess inventory.  Use it as you will.  Note, though, that this list won’t be updated as things sell out!
  • No minimum purchase is required to participate in Year-End Closeouts.
  • Year-End Closeouts are eligible for Stampin’ Rewards with qualifying orders.
  • New demonstrators may add Year-End Closeouts items to their Starter Kit.                                                    
    • Hint – this is a great way to make that $99 investment go even further!

STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT    
Dragonfly Dreams and the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits will be available on 4 Jan 17!

And get the 3/8″ Metallic Ribbon as a Free Sale-A-Bration gift!


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

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

Silver Foil:  4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner)

Island Indigo Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front)

Whisper White Card Stock: 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!


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Stampin’ Up! Cozy Moroccan Critters are Here for You – and a Surprise Ordering Special!

Happy Hawwmp Day, y’all!  It’s Wednesday and I’m headed to Huntsville for a couple of nights.  Wayne and Mr. Finn will be staying at home. 😦

Speaking of Mr. Finn – I have a question for you guys.   In my family, someone was always being described as being busy as a cranberry merchant.  Why is that a thing?  Does anyone know why a cranberry merchant is busy?  I don’t actually know any cranberry merchants – and we surely didn’t have any in our family, so…. ?

Regardless.  I feel confident in saying that Finn is almost always busy as a cranberry merchant.

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And, since I don’t know any human cranberry merchants, I’m willing to go out on a limb and say my cranberry merchant is the cutest of all….

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And, lucky for y’all, Finn is also a generous little soul.  While we were having our little meeting, he persuaded me to offer a surprise ordering special….so be sure to read on down, okay?

Now, my card for today also features some cuteness.  Owl cuteness, to be exact.  The little owl from the Host Exclusive set called Cozy Critters (Holiday Catalog) gets together with some Moroccan Designer Washi Tape and a couple of sentiments from the fun stamp set called Here For You.  Take a look-see:

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This one is also super quick and easy – gotta love Washi Tape!  I started this one with a Very Vanilla panel and ran strips of the Moroccan Designer Washi Tape on a diagonal, just wrapping it around the edge to secure it.

Then I made my little Cozy Critter owls.  I stamped them in Early Espresso and punched them out with the Owl Builder Punch.  I colored each of their scarves – one each in Cajun Craze, Emerald Envy and Delightful Dijon.

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I laid the owls out on the card to figure out where to put my sentiment, and then used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to align and stamp the sentiment from Here For You in Dapper Denim.  Then I SNAILd the panel to a Dapper Denim mat (I did use Liquid Glue for the parts with the Washi Tape on it – it doesn’t particularly like the SNAIL).

All that remained was to adhere the Cozy Critter owls with Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue.  And that was it for the card front – told ya it was easy!

cozy-moroccan-critters-here-for-you-3-stamps-n-lingers On the inside, I stamped the Cozy Critter owl again in Early Espresso – this time stamping it off twice before stamping my Very Vanilla panel.  Over that, I added a second Here For You sentiment in Dapper Denim, again using the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig.  Then I added two strips of the Cajun Craze Moroccan Designer Washi Tape.

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I SNAILd the panel to its Dapper Denim mat and then into my Very Vanilla card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals, and the card was done!

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got a strip of Moroccan Washi Tape and an Early Espresso Cozy Critter owl (with an Emerald Envy scarf!) on the front…

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…and then I covered the envelope flap with more Moroccan Washi Tape – trimming the excess with my Paper Snips.

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Et Voila!  I love the Moroccan Washi Tape – the colors are so rich and vibrant – and I love how fast it adds a ton of color and interest.  And this little owl….too stinkin’ cute!  And the sentiments in the Here For You stamp set are great – they can cover a whole gamut of card needs.  Hope you like!

Now….read on down and see what my ordering special is – it’s short-lived, so best get on it! 🙂

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


HOST CODE FOR 16 OCT – 31 OCT: PXSUUPGV

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 – your choice of any item valued up to $8.00 in the 2015-16 Annual Catalog or the 2016 Holiday Catalog.


The Buy Three-Get-One-Free Sale is Almost Gone…

…and is part of the Stamps-N-Lingers Ordering Special

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You know how the special works – buy three of the Designer Papers on the list and choose a fourth one – FREE!  This special ends on 31 Oct – which is Monday.  Click right here to go to the papers in my Online Store.

Item #    Product Name
141663    Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper
141645    Moroccan Designer Series Paper
141660    Fruit Stand Designer Series Paper
141654    Blooms & Bliss Designer Series Paper
141630    Festive Birthday Designer Series Paper
141640    By the Shore Designer Series Paper
141986    Presents & Pinecones Designer Series Paper
141981    Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper

STAMPS-N-LINGERS ORDERING SPECIAL

Stock up on your favorite papers by taking advantage of the Buy-Three-Get-One-Free DSP Sale between now and the end of the sale (Monday – October 31, 2016, by 11:50 PM (MT)) and your name will be entered to win a Mystery Prize!  I’m not telling you what it is….but there’ll be a stamp set, some embellishments, ribbon and…??? Only one way to find out! 🙂

And – if your order is over $50 (before shipping and tax), I’ll give you DOUBLE Peppermint Rewards Points in my Punkin’ Head Rewards Program!  Don’t know what those are?  Check it out right here!

Click right here to go straight to the paper sale in my online store!  Don’t miss out!


COMING SOON – 1 NOV 16!

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New Framelits that instantly create a hand-stitched look for your card-making projects!  These will be coming in the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog – but we’re going to get to buy them early – like…starting next week on the 1st of November.  And there’s going to be a sale on the stamp sets that work so well with the framelits.  Keep watching for more – but you can click the flyer to see it in a size actual people can read!

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Tomorrow’s the Happy Stampers Blog Hop – and we’ll go live at 7am Eastern.  See you then! 🙂

TTFN

Mary


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:      


CARD CUTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and fold at 5 1/2″); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); Cozy Critter owls

Dapper Denim Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for 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!


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Stampin’ Up! Glamper Adventure for the Last Blast of Summer Blog hop

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Mornin’, y’all – welcome to another Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop. We’re doing a Theme Hop and today celebrates the Last Blast of Summer! I know that all of us have a different idea about the right way to celebrate the end of summer, so I hope you’ll take the time to check them all out when you’re done here! 🙂

For me – I decided to use two new stamp sets in the 2016 Holiday Catalog.  Glamper Greetings and Mountain Adventure go together like beef tips and rice!  Here’s what they look like:

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Glamper Greetings struck a cord with me when I saw it – my husband and I have long talked of buying an RV and exploring this great country.  May not be in the cards for a bit while we’ve still got the horse-kids with us – I’m not a fan of leaving them with people to watch.  But, when the time comes, mayhaps we’ll take the plunge.  There’ll be some discussion though – motorhome or 5th wheel?  Wayne’s a motorhome advocate, I prefer a 5th wheel.  More room for my card making – and that’s a non-negotiable piece! 😉

I combined the two stamp sets to create a little mountain lake-side scene that might look just like a spot we’d end up one day.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Perfectly Wrapped Seaside Shore

Last weekend in Savannah is in the books, folks!  This time next week I’ll be home and – hopefully! – unpacked and back in the home-groove!  And it’ll be August, for goodness sake! Can you even believe that??  I mean, the thermometer definitely knows it’s August, but darned if this year isn’t just flying by!  We just did some Christmas in July, but…it’s going to be Christmas-for-real really soon!

And speaking of which – next week is the deadline to be sure you’re on my list to get a free 2016 Holiday Catalog!  If you’ve placed a $50 or higher order with me in the past year, and you let me see who you are (you’ll know cuz I sent you an e-mail and an ordering gift!), then you’re in – you’ll be getting a catalog in the first half of August.  If you haven’t placed an order, this would be a good time – pick $5o or more of your favorite goodies and I’ll automatically put you on the mailing list! 🙂

Now – speaking of goodies.  The Seaside Shore stamp set, which I played with for today’s card, is what I’d call a “sleeper”.   When I first saw it, I wasn’t all that impressed.  I really couldn’t see me making much with it.  But, now that I’ve got it, and have made a few projects with it – I really really love it.  It’s just so much fun – especially when combined with the By The Shore DSP and the Seaside TIEF.  And for this one, I added a couple of sentiments from the Perfectly Wrapped set.  Take a look-see:

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