Life Event

Stampin’ Up! Eclectic Expressions of Amazing Congratulations

Happy Happy Friday!  And – it’s a Friday before a three-day weekend!  Whoo-hoo!

AND – it’s the day for the release of the new SAB goodies and my One Day Even Sweeter Sticky Sweet Ordering Special!  This special is only good today, y’all – so…git ‘er done! 🙂

My friend from work recently got a new job – a promotion! – so I wanted to make a card for her.  It uses the third new Sale-A-Bration goody – the Eclectic Expressions stamp set – as well as a 2018 Occasions set called Amazing Congratulations.  Take a look-see:

This clean and simple card uses colors from this week’s Global Design Project.

I started with a Dapper Denim card base and, with two of the circle shapes in the new Eclectic Expressions stamp set (available to select FREE today with a $50 order!), stamped all over the front of it in Dapper Denim ink.  I made sure to overlap the large image (I stamped it twice each time without re-inking) – creating a sort of Bokeh effect.

I made the sentiment with the 2018 Occasions set called Amazing Congratulations.  This large sentiment is a three-step image.  I did the first step – the outline – in Daffodil Delight.  The second step is done in Melon Mambo.  I did the third stamp twice.  The first time, I used Daffodil Delight.  And I didn’t really like it, so I inked the image again in Melon Mambo, stamped it off once on scrap paper, and stamped it over the Daffodil Delight.  And that worked for me!

I stamped the swoosh image from Amazing Congratulations in Daffodil Delight under the large word, then added the second sentiment in Dapper Denim.   I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Melon Mambo mat and then popped it on the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I used a narrow piece of Myths & Magic Specialty Washi Tape and ran it just under the sentiment panel at the bottom, snipping off the excess.  Then I wrapped a length of Silver Baker’s Twine around the card front, securing it in the front with a squished up Glue Dot.  I tied a little bow and added it, too.  Finally, I added a few Glitter Enamel Dots in Dapper Denim and the card front was done!

On the inside, I stamped a second sentiment from the Amazing Congratulations in Dapper Denim on a Whisper White panel.  I surrounded it with some Melon Mambo hearts and Daffodil Delight stars – also from Amazing Congratulations. 

I repeated my Dapper Denim Bokeh circles on the inside of the card, then I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Melon Mambo mat and into the card base and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more hearts and stars from Amazing Congratulations on the front…

…and more Dapper Denim Bokeh circles from Eclectic Expressions on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  These two stamp sets – the Amazing Congratulations from the Occasions catalog – and the FREE Eclectic Expressions complement each other perfectly, don’t you think?  Both offer plenty of options for making quick and simple cards for lots of different occasions.  Hope you like!

TTFN

Mary  

P.S.  Don’t miss out on my ONE DAY Sale, y’all!  Check it out below!


HOST CODE FOR 16 FEB – 28 FEB: AK7KK4JE

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 the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog or the 2017 Holiday Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


An EVEN SWEETER Sticky Sweet Ordering Special – TODAY ONLY!

Like the Sale-A-Bration goodies – this is a two-tier special!!

 

Tier 1:  For all orders of $50 or greater (before shipping and taxes) you’ll get DOUBLE PEPPERMINT Reward Points AND your choice of a FREE ADHESIVE!  Not to mention you can pick the Eclectic Expressions stamp set or the Springtime Foils Specialty DSP!

Choose anything Stampin’ Up! sells that could be used as an adhesive! And for the adhesives that are $5 or under, two packs will equal one choice (see the items with the (2) on the list below) so if you select those, you’ll get double…and who doesn’t like DOUBLE?!!

The adhesive will be in addition to the normal thank you gift that I order for you!! Plus, since your order will be over $50, you’ll earn Sale-A-Bration item(s) too. A big double whoo-hoo for more free goodies!! 

Here is a list of the adhesives you can choose from:

Stampin’ Dimensionals (2)
Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals (2)
SNAIL
SNAIL Refill (2)
Multipurpose Liquid Glue (2)
Fine Tip Glue Pen
Tear & Tape Adhesive
Washi Tape
Glue Dots
Foam Adhesive Strips
Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets
Fast Fuse Refill – ***Only available while supplies last. If you pick this as your adhesive of choice, please send a backup selection in case it sells out before I can order it.

Pretty good deal, right? But…let’s notch it up a little bit!  

Tier 2:  For every order over $100 (before shipping and tax), you’ll ALSO get FREE SHIPPING from me!  Place your order thru my Online Store (don’t forget to add the Host Code that’s down below) and I’ll refund your shipping via PayPal or a check, depending on your preference.  And, at this level, you’ll be able to select the Blossoming Basket Bundle!

And, of course, the more you spend today (and get more SAB goodies!) the more you’ll save on shipping and the more Peppermints you’ll gather up!  As a reminder, when you gather up 16 Peppermints, you’ll get to select a FREE $40 goody from me.

***Please note, if your order is over $150, do not apply a host code. If you apply a host code to your order, it will take away your host benefits and we don’t want that! But don’t worry, you’ll still be eligible for the free gift, the free adhesive, Double Peppermints and FREE SHIPPING!

So – this is the day – spend it to save it, folks!


Get in on the Ultimate Bundle! Sale-A-Bration is Half-Way Over!!

What if you could get anything you wanted – from the Annual Catalog, the Occasions catalog, the Clearance rack?  And what if you could get it with like…a 45% savings?  And – what if, after you bought that Ultimate Bundle, you could THEN get 20-25% off Every.  Single.  Thing.

I think you’d be pulling out that credit card!

I am, of course, talking about the Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit!  It truly is the Ultimate Bundle.  

ESPECIALLY right now during Sale–A-Bration.  

Sale-A-Bration is a pretty big deal, y’all!  Check out all the information over on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page!


Stamps-N-Lingers 2018 Occasions Catalog Special Bundle Sale!



Check out all my special bundles at my Stamps-N-Lingers 2018 Occasions Catalog Bundles page and fill out the form you’ll find there.  There are descriptions of each bundle as well as pictures!  


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT: 

CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

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

Melon Mambo Card Stock: 1 7/8″ x 5″ (mat for sentiment panel); 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″

Whisper White Card Stock: 1 3/4″ x 4 7/8″ (sentiment panel); 3 3/8″ x 4 5/8″ (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!


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   


Finn Fan Fix

This is Cady’s current favorite belly-rubbing sapling.

She’s tough on them.  She straddles them and rocks back and forth to scratch her belly.  Finn took a real shine to it the other day.

Like – a serious shine.

Check the hands.  And…all the rest of him!!

LOL. 🙂

TTFN
M

 

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Categories: Congratulations, Friendship, Joining Special, Life Event, Ordering Special! | Tags: , , , | 12 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Springtime Foils Celebrate You!

Good mornin’, y’all!  Welcome to another work week!  Never fear – it’ll be over before you know it! 

She says hopefully… 😉

And come Friday – you’ll be able to get the star of today’s card with the release of the new Sale-A-Bration goodies!

If you were able to join me last night for my FB Live video last night, thanks so much for sharing part of your weekend with me!  If not, but would like to see how to make today’s card, then here’s the Youtube sort-of-instant replay!

I’ve made a couple of cards this weekend that are a departure from my norm.  Not tons of layers – no fussy cutting.  I know – weird!  But – thought I’d see if I could do it!  This one lets the beautiful new Springtime Foils DSP shine thru with just the addition of some images from the SAB Amazing You stamp set and matching Celebrate You Thinlits.  Take a look-see:

I used the clean-and-simple layout from this week’s Freshly Made Sketches for this one. Continue reading

Categories: Everyday, Feminine, Friendship, Happy Birthday, Joining Special, Life Event | Tags: , , , | 18 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Hold Onto Hope Sneak Peek Sympathy Card

Good morning, y’all!  Welcome to the last weekend of 2017!!  Yikes!

Sadly, for some folks in my extended circle of friends, this hasn’t been a great week.  And, I need a Sympathy card to send.  So, I pulled out a new bundle in the 2018 Occasions Catalog.  The lovely Hold Onto Hope stamp set, bundled with the Cross of Hope Framelits, is a gorgeous set, perfect for the occasion.  Especially when combined with a sentiment from the Thoughts & Prayers stamp set.  Take a look-see:

As you can maybe see, I also broke out my package of new Brusho Colors! 🙂

I started with a piece of Shimmery White card stock.  Using the pin-hole-in-the-top method, I shook a little bit of the Prussian Blue around the outer edges of the panel.  In the middle, I sprinkled some Yellow.  I lightly spritzed the panel with water using my Stampin’ Spritzer.  I let the panel dry naturally, dabbing off any water that pooled on the edges.  Once it was completely dry, I cut it down to the finished size for the front of my card.

I inked up the pretty floral spray image in the Hold Onto Hope set (avail 3 Jan) with Versamark and stamped it twice on the panel.  I sprinkled the images with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heat embossed them with my Heat Tool.  Then I Fast Fuse’d the panel to an Island Indigo mat.

For the cross, I cut a Wood Textures DSP solid cross with the die in the Cross of Hope Framelits and a Silver Foil detailed Cross with a second die.  I adhered them together with Liquid Glue.

I used some new Whisper White 1/4″ Organza Ribbon (3 Jan) to drape around the Cross.  I stuck a Glue Dot in the center of the Cross and used that to start the drape.  I put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of the Cross and popped it onto the card front – running the tails of the ribbon behind it as I stuck it on.  Over the center of the ribbon, I used another Glue Dot to adhere a new Petal Passion Embellishment (3 Jan) over the top of the Organza Ribbon.

For the sentiment, I stamped the sentiment from Thoughts & Prayers in Island Indigo on a strip of Shimmery White.  I snipped banner ends with my Paper Snips and edged it with my Basic Gray Stampin’ Write Marker.  Then I popped it over the Cross with Liquid Glue and a couple of Stampin’ Dimensionals.

On a scrap of Shimmery White, I stamped the pretty little flower from Hold Onto Hope.  I colored the stamp with my Daffodil Delight, Island Indigo and Pear Pizzazz Stampin’ Write Markers and stamped it on the card stock.  Then I cut it with the die in the Cross of Hope Framelits.  I used Liquid Glue and a Mini Stampin’ Dimensional to adhere it over the Cross.  I added one Pearl Basic Jewel and the card front was done!

On the inside, I used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to align and stamp the sentiment from Hold Onto Hope in Island Indigo on a Shimmery White panel.  Then I repeated the flower…

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to an Island Indigo mat.  Before going further, I used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig and stamped the little corner image from Hold Onto Hope in Basic Gray Archival Ink in the corners (front and inside) of my Basic Gray card base.  Then I Fast Fuse’d the inner liner into the card base.

I decided to add a little more to the card front – so I cut a couple pieces off a Delicate White Doily and adhered them to the back of the card front – then I popped it on the front of the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

On the front of my Whisper White Medium Envelope, I added more Basic Gray Hold Onto Hope corners and flowers…

…and I added a little more Wooden Textures DSP to the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I love how the Brusho background turned out, don’t you?  I think it looks serene and sort of…heavenly!  And I loved this Hold Onto Hope bundle the very first moment I saw it in the 2018 Occasions Catalog!  Hope you like!

TTFN

Mary 


HOST CODE FOR 16 DEC – 15 JAN: QGAJHYYU

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 the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog or the 2017 Holiday Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


TODAY IS THE FINAL DAY!!

This Super-Sale features a selection of items that are last-chance and limited-inventory, so be sure to get your orders in now – this is the last day!

Get all the details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page – or go right to the Year End Sale goodies in my Online Store!


Take the Red Box Challenge!!
Between Now and 31 Jan 18 at 11:59 PM (MT).


Happy New Year, everyone! The Paper Pumpkin team is especially excited for 2018, and we have two great reasons: (1) This year’s kits are amazing and (2) We’ve decided to kick off 2018 with a superfun giveaway!

We’re calling it the Red Box Challenge, and it’s easy to get in on the fun!

Simply put together a WOW project using an unused, past kit—or buy a past kit that you’ve had your eye on. Then share an image of your project on Facebook or Instagram with #redboxchallenge and you will be entered into a random drawing to win a Paper Pumpkin kit.

Now, we think all of our kits are wonderful and amazing–but our random drawing winners will receive the upcoming Paper Pumpkin fifth anniversary March kit. Think: Gorgeous and collectible. Everyone is going to want one. AND the winners will get it in their mailbox before anyone else. 

Sound fun? Check out the terms and conditions here, then start crafting your Red Box Challenge project today!

Note: Some project ideas will be selected from the entries and featured in Paper Pumpkin’s monthly newsletter and on our Facebook and Pinterest pages. Past alternative Paper Pumpkin projects you’ve created and posted on social media are not eligible for this contest.


2018 Occasions Catalog Shares are Still Open!  

You’ve Got Until 1 Jan 18 at 5pm MST to Get Signed Up for Yours!

What are catalog shares, you ask?  They’re your chance to try a little bit of everything and see what you like the best from a new Stampin’ Up! catalog!  

I’ll place our Shares order first jump out of the box on 3 Jan 18 and use expedited shipping so I get it back fast!  Then I’ll get it all cut up, packaged and out the door quick as I can – hopefully during the week of 8 Jan!

We’ve got new Designer Series Papers, new ribbons and trims and all sorts of fun embellishments!  

Shares are open to anyone – including demonstrators, so…check it…

I’ve got a few options for you to pick from:  a New Designer Series Paper Share, a New Ribbons/Embellishments Share, and an I Want It All Share (this one gets a free extra bonus!!).  You can see everything included in each share type and find a handy sign-up sheet on my 2018 Occasions Catalog Shares page!


Do You Still Need an Occasions and Sale-A-Bration Catalog?! 

If you’re not a current customer of mine but would like to be, you can request your copies of the catalogs on my Contact page right here.  


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:  

The Occasions Catalog goodies will all be available on 3 Jan – that’s coming real soon, y’all!! 🙂


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

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

Island Indigo Card Stock: 3 5/8″ x 4 5/8″ (mats for card front and for inner liner)

Shimmery White Card Stock: 3 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ (card front and inner liner); 3/4″ x 2 1/2″ (sentiment)  

Wooden Textures DSP:  Cross of Hope Cross die cut; envelope flap  ‘

Silver Foil:  Cross of Hope Cross die cut

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  

Today the Dad went up to NC to do some work across the weekend.  So we all helped him get loaded and ready to go!

Finn had a doggy-dilemma.

Stay with Mom?  Go with Dad?

Difficult choice for a little kid – one who loves both his parents!  

But…a road trip?!?

In the end, he made the selfless decision to stay here and protect me.

So…he bravely said good-bye to the Dad…

…and promptly forgot all about him while we worked the gates for the horses.

He’s a go-with-the-flow kind of guy – focused on the right here, right now.  Not the woulda-coulda-shoulda’s.

We should all be so smart!

TTFN

M

Categories: Life Event, Retiring Products, Sympathy | Tags: , , , , , | 18 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Here For You Layered Leaves

Happy happy HAAWWWWMMMP Day!!  The week is peaking and on the downhill slide!

And – this weekend looks to be fun – we’ve got an Amy’s Inkin’ Krew “in person’ meeting – I love these and look forward to it each quarter!  And – this time…Finn has shown some interest in accompanying me!  So – he’ll get to meet part of the Inkin’ Krew and they’ll get to meet him!  

He’s not going to be making any cards, though.  No thumbs – hello?!!

So – a few days ago I saw a really cool card on Pinterest that used the Layered Leaves Dynamic TIEF – which I love.  It was from Monica Gale – and you can see her beautiful original right here!

I decided to CASE it for a little friendship card – and I added a nice sentiment from the Here For You stamp set.  Take a look-see:

The colors for this card come from this week’s MFT Color Challenge.

I started with a panel of Shimmery White card stock that I embossed in the Layered Leaves Dynamic TIEF.  I colored the leaves with my Dark and Light Daffodil Delight, Pool Party and Calypso Coral Stampin’ Blends.  Hint – when you do this, go easy with the Blends – and use the fine point end (not the brush end).  And, stay towards the middle of the embossed portions – trust me. 🙂

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Pacific Point mat.  

I used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig and stamped the simple little sentiment from the Here For You stamp set in Pacific Point near the bottom of the front of my Whisper White card base.  Yes – it was right smack on the card base – I held my breath the whole time!  

Then I wrapped a piece of Calypso Coral 1/8″ Sheer Ribbon around the card front – securing it with a Glue Dot on the front (under where I’d planned to place my bow).

I popped the embossed and colored Layered Leaves panel onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals and then added a few Glitter Enamel Dots.

With a short length of the Calypso Coral Sheer Ribbon, I tied a faux bow near the Glue Dot I’d used to secure the ribbon wrapped around the panel. Then I made a Billie Moan bow from Whisper White Solid Baker’s Twine and adhered it with another Glue Dot.

On the inside, I called on my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig again to stamp the second sentiment from Here For You in Pacific Point ink on a Shimmery White panel.  Then I used some Liquid Glue to adhere a Pool Party leaf cut from the Patterned Pumpkin Thinlits.

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Pacific Point mat and then into the card base and the card was done.

On the front of my Whisper White Medium Envelope, I added another Pool Party Patterned Pumpkin die cut leaf.

…and I embossed the envelope flap in the Layered Leaves Dynamic TIEF.

Et Voila!  I think I did justice to the original card – and I hope the recipient of this one will get a smile from it.  I love how the beautiful embossing looks colored with the new Stampin’ Blends, don’t you?  Hope you like!

TTFN

Mary


HOST CODE FOR 16 NOV – 30 NOV: 94TNJG77

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 the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog or the 2017 Holiday Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.



The Next Stamparatus Reservation Window Opens on 5 Dec

You’ve been hearing about the new stamp-placement tool from Stampin’ Up! called the Stamparatus!!  And I know for certain sure that you want (no….need one!).  And you can reserve your very own for delivery in Spring 2018!!  

I’ve got all the information over on my Promotions page – including a super little video with lots of information on this wonderful new stamp placement tool.  Be sure to check it out – peruse the how-to-reserve-your-Stamparatus tutorial you’ll find there, and then mark your calendar for the next reservation window on 5 Dec!!


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

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

Pacific Point Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 4″ (mat for embossed panel); 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for inner liner)

Shimmery White Card Stock: 3 3/4″ x 3 7/8″ (embossed panel); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)  

Pool Party Card Stock:  Patterned Pumpkin die cut leaves

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  

Finn spent the day outside.

He coulda come in.

Didn’t want to.

Pretty day.

Chipmunks to stare down.

Birds to watch.

Dad to “help”.

Didn’t even eat his breakfast until dinner time!

Bowl empty.  Still hungry, mom!

Once he was finished, he strolled into the living room to see if he could mooch anything from me or his Dad.

And he made his way up onto the sofa.  Real casual, like.

So we took a selfie.

“We” is used loosely here. 😉

TTFN

M

Categories: Friendship, Life Event, Sympathy, Thinking Of You | Tags: , | 22 Comments

Stampin’ Up! I’m Wild About Christmas Happiness – Video Sneak Peek!

Mornin’, y’all!  Happy Sunday – and I hope your weekend is going well!

I’ve spent part of Saturday trying to organize and price 3 years worth of Stampin’ Up! and non-Stampin’ Up! (mostly Tim Holtz goodies) in readiness for next Sunday’s All Things Stamping Sale.  I’m trying to juggle my wish to not just give stuff away and my desire to get it gone! 🙂  And I have to keep the hubby sort of away….his desire to not give it away is far far stronger than his desire to get it gone.  Which just shows ta go ya that he’s a way bigger pack rat than moi. 

So…nyah! 😉

If you think you might want to come – let me know!  I’ll send you a map.

So tonight, I’ll be live amidst my mess, and we’ll make a pretty little card I made for my Mom.  It uses some new goodies from the 2017 Holiday Catalog, plus…well.  You’ll see. 🙂  In fact – take a look-see at the sneaky peek!

Yes, it’s got pines…and pinecones…and a little bling…and I sort of love it! (she says modestly!).

So – 8pm Eastern.  Right here on my Stamps-N-Lingers FB page!  Hope to see you then!

TTFN

Mary



HOST CODE FOR 1 AUGUST – 15 AUGUST: 2QVU4G6X

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 the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


You Earned ‘Em – Now It’s Time to Spend ‘Em!

All thru the month of August, be sure to redeem the Bonus Coupons you earned in July!  You’ve got until 11:50 PM (MT) on 31 Aug to redeem your coupons.  Check the digits:

There’s no limit on the number of coupons you can use on an order during redemption.  Bonus Days coupon codes can be redeemed for any product, excluding Starter Kits, Demonstrator Supply Items, and Paper Pumpkin subscriptions.  New prepaid Paper Pumpkin codes can be discounted with Bonus Days coupons.

Here’s how to redeem your coupons (click the pic to make it human-sized!):


 

This is the last 2017 Tax Holiday weekend  

Check to see if it’s YOUR State!



There are 13 US states having state sales tax holidays for school supplies.  What does that mean for you? Stampin’ Up! products that fall under that category will be tax-free for a limited time!  If you live in one of the lucky states (sorry – GA decided to opt out this year! 😦 ), make sure to take advantage of the holiday.

Refer to this PDF to see which states are offering the holiday and relevant information for each state including holiday dates, products that qualify, and dollar limits per item.

You must place your order with Stampin’ Up! during the tax holiday period in order to receive these items tax-free (midnight on the first day to 11:59 PM on the last day of the tax holiday).


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

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  

Finn makes it pretty clear each evening that he wants some lap time.

Not with his dad.

He knows that’s pretty much a dead-end! 🙂

But…Mom.  Well.  Mom is a lot more susceptible to “the look”.  

It’s not easy to do a me/dog selfie – cuz it’s pretty critical to guard your mouth.  See the tongue?!?  It’s super fast.  And super wet.  And…I know where it’s been…. so I look like a goober and he just looks cute.

 

Sometimes I get lucky though…

TTFN

M  

Categories: Life Event, Sneak peek | Tags: , | 14 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Garden Girl Sweet Thoughts

Good morning, y’all – it’s Friday!  Yeah yeah YEAH!!  This has been…a week.  That’s all I’m going to say about it.  So I am way more than ready for a weekend and two blissful days of not hearing my work phone whistle at me to tell me yet another e-mail has come in and WOULD YOU PLEASE DO SOMETHING ABOUT … fill in the blank!!

Just sayin’.

I made a fun little card for you today that uses the Garden Girl stamp set…well, without the actual girl!…and a sentiment from the Ronald McDonald House Charities stamp set for the year Sharing Sweet Thoughts.  Take a look-see:

My layout is inspired by this week’s sketch at The Paper Players. Continue reading

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Stampin’ Up! A Summer Bike Ride for the Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Team Blog Hop!

Good mornin’, y’all – welcome to another edition of Amy’s Inkin’ Knew team blog hop!  Each month we make projects centered around a theme – and this month is Celebrate Summer!!  We were given free rein to interpret that any way we liked….so, be sure to check out all the ladies’ blogs.  I know you’re going to see some awesome projects!

Being down here in Florida for this one, my mind sort of went to bike rides on the beach.  And, handily enough, we have a brand new stamp set and bundle that just’s the thing!  I used the Bike Ride stamp set and bundled Build A Bike Framelits for my offering today – take a look-see:

My layout and design elements were inspired by the sketch and photo from this week’s Fusion challenge.

I started with one of my very favorite wood designs in the Wood Textures DSP Stack – matting it on a piece of So Saffron card stock – for the card front.

Next up, I made two more – smaller – panels to work with the sketch (you can see I turned the sketch on its side), both are matted on So Saffron.  First, I adhered a length of 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon to the card front with Liquid Glue.  Then I SNAILd the first panel (which is another piece of Wood Textures DSP) over the top.  

To build my “beach sign” I used a piece of Smoky Slate card stock and adhered four strips of colored card stock to it.  I used Tempting Turquoise, Flirty Flamingo, Bermuda Bay and Calypso Coral – and I lightly sponged their edges with Crumb Cake.  I adhered them all to the Smoky Slate panel and then ran the whole thing thru my Big Shot in the Pinewood Planks TIEF.  

Then I stamped a sentiment from the Pieces & Patterns stamp set in Calypso Coral on the top “board”.  Upon further reflection – it would have been a little easier to stamp my sentiment and THEN emboss it in the TIEF.  But this way worked, too – although I did have to do a little touch up with my Calypso Coral Stampin’ Write Marker. 😉  I adhered it to its So Saffron mat and added it to the card front with Fast Fuse.

And then it was Build a Bike (framelit) time!  I stamped the parts of the bike on Whisper White, using a bunch of the fun images in the Bike Ride stamp set.  The bike is in So Saffron, with Smoky Slate and Bermuda Bay tires.  I cut the front basket from a piece of Smoky Slate card stock.  The dog, books and flowers bunches were all stamped in Chocolate Chip and then colored with various Stampin’ Write Markers (So Saffron, Pool Party, Flirty Flamingo, Daffodil Delight).  I even cut some So Saffron “streamers” and adhered them to the handlebars!

I used Stampin’ Dimensionals to pop the bike on top of my “beach sign” – then added the books and pooch with Dimensionals and the two flower bunches with Liquid Glue and Dimensionals.  The final touch is a tiny Linen Thread bow, adhered with a dab of Liquid Glue.  And that was it for the card front!

On the inside, I added another flower bunch from the Bike Ride stamp set in Chocolate Chip – and colored it in with Daffodil Delight and Flirty Flamingo Markers – to a Whisper White panel.

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a So Saffron mat and into my Chocolate Chip card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got another Bike Ride flower bunch on the front…

…and I added some more Wood Textures DSP to the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I think a bike ride on the beach – with my books, some flowers and my dog (pretend it’s Finn!)  – would be a nice way to spend a summer day.  Except for the lack of air conditioning! 😉  So…I’ll get my beach ride fix with the cool new Bike Ride stamp set and Build a Bike Framelits!  Hope you like!

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

Now that you’ve seen my card, I hope you’ll take a little time to jump thru all the other projects we have to share. Click any name below, or you can use the Previous Blog button to jump to Jaimie’s page or the Next Blog button to see what Sue’s been up to!

Linda Richenberg
Jaimie Babarczy
Mary Deatherage – You Are Here!
Sue Prather
Jari Francis
Amy Koenders

Have fun on the hop!

TTFN

Mary 



HOST CODE FOR 1 JULY – 15 JULY: JSKNUQGN

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 the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


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So – we already know that spending $99 and getting $125 worth of Stampin’ Up! is a heckuva good deal – especially since it also includes Free Shipping (that saves you 10% right there!).

But – add in the Stampin’ Up! Christmas in July Essentials Pack – which you’ll ALSO get for FREE this month and…WOWWWWWW!!  THAT’S what I call a Christmas present!

Take a look-see at what you get in the Essentials Pack:

  • Paper Snips (this is a $10 value).  I flat love these!  You’ve seen me make my decorated envelope flaps – this is my go-to tool for that and all my fussy cutting!
  • SNAIL Adhesive ($7 value).  Easy to use adhesive for almost every task.
  • Grid Paper ($11 value).  Such a simple thing – and yet….so useful.  And you get so many sheets – this one package will last you a LOOOOOONG time!
  • Two Clear “D” Blocks ($17 value).  Keep one.  Give one away to a friend!  Or…you know.  Keep them both for yourself! 😉
  • Bone Folder ($7 value).  An oft-overlooked but essential tool for scoring, folding or curling!
  • BONUS (and this is HUGE!):  Carols of Christmas Stamp Set from the upcoming holiday catalog ($20 value).  I suspect this one could be your go-to for the Holidays.  And you’ll get it early so you can get a head start on your Christmas Cards.  Take a look-see:


So….you get $72 worth of tools for free – meaning your $125 Starter Kit can include all the FUN stamp sets and bundles and paper and and and…that you WANT!  SU!’s covering what you NEED!  Cool, huh?

Want to know what else you’ll get?  Well – check it all out on my Promotions Page!  I think you’ll agree – it’s a most wonderful time of the year to join us!!


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT: 


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

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

So Saffron Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3 1/8″ x 4 3/8″ (mats for the two small panels on the front); Build a Bike Framelit streamers

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); Build a Bike pieces and parts

Smoky Slate Card Stock: 3″ x 4 1/4″ (beach sign panel)

Calypso Coral, Tempting Turquoise, Flirty Flamingo and Bermuda Bay Card Stock: 5/8″ x 4 1/4″ (beach sign “boards)

Wood Textures DSP Stack: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); 3″ x 4 1/4″ (smaller middle 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!


No FFF on Blog Hop Days!

TTFN

M  

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Stampin’ Up! Colorful Graceful Garden

Morning, all!  Welcome to the weekend – hope you’ve got some fun plans and that the weather is going to be nice for you!

I thought after a few days of what looked like complex, multi-step projects, that you might be ready for a super quick, super simple – but super pretty card!

So – I pulled out the new Graceful Garden stamp set and the Artistically Asian stamp set, plus some Color Theory DSP – and gave you exactly that.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Colorful and Seasonal Tides for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop



Happy Thursday, y’all – and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!  It’s sketch week and I know all our ladies have made some beautiful projects for you.  Y’all be sure to hop thru all their blogs when you get done here! 🙂

Here’s our sketch…

I used kind of a plethora of goodies for this one – some available now and some next week!  I played with the Colorful Seasons stamp set and the Seasonal Layers Thinlits.  Added in a little Color Theory DSP.  Those are the things coming next week.  From the current catalog – and continuing next year – I used the Seaside TIEF and some High Tide.  Take a look-see:

I started with a double layer mat – one in Berry Burst (avail 1 June) and the second in Dapper Denim.  The bottom panel of the card front is a piece of Dapper Denim from the Color Theory DSP Stack.  First I cut the scallops using the edgelit die in the Seasonal Layers Thinlits, then I ran it thru the Big Shot in the Seaside TIEF.

I stamped the sentiment from Colorful Seasons in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  And then I had to “fix” it with my Stampin’ Write Marker.  If you make this card – don’t be like me!  Cut the scallop.  Stamp the sentiment.  Then emboss it in the Seaside TIEF.  Will be a much quicker route, I promise! 🙂

Next up, I made the top panel – starting with a piece of Crushed Curry paper from the Color Theory DSP.  I used my 1 1/2″ Circle Punch to make a stencil and – on the bottom edge of the DSP, sponged a Calypso Coral “sun”.  I pulled off the stencil and then continued with my almost-dry Sponge Dauber to add a “halo” of Calypso Coral around the circle.  

Using the grasses and birds images from the High Tide stamp set, I added them in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.

I built the card front by first adding the stamped Crushed Curry panel with Liquid Glue.  Then I added a strip of 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon – for the “beach” – with Liquid Glue.  Finally, I added the “ocean”.  

My chair is from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits.  First I stamped the Hardwood background image in Berry Burst on a piece of Berry Burst card stock, then cut the chair with the die from the Seasonal Layers.  I used Liquid Glue across the bottom of the chair and a few pieces of Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of the chair and adhered it to the card front.  And the card front was done!

On the inside, I made another “sun” with my 1 1/2″ Circle Punch stencil in Calypso Coral on a Whisper White panel.  Then I added a second sentiment from Colorful Seasons in Tuxedo Black.

I double matted the panel on Dapper Denim and Berry Burst, then added it to 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 Calypso Coral sun and some High Tide birds and grasses on the front…

…and then I added a little more of the Dapper Denim paper from the Color Theory DSP to the envelope flap.  Just to do a little something different, I embossed it in the Seaside TIEF before I added it to the flap!

Et Voila!  I love the adirondack chair in the Seasonal Layers Thinlits, don’t you?  I think all the pieces and parts came together to make a pretty little beachside sunset scene!  Hope you like!

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

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

Amy Koenders

Shelagh Freemantle

Mary Deatherage – YOU ARE HERE!

Jari Francis

Kristi Gray

Have fun on the Hop!

TTFN

Mary


HOST CODE FOR 1 MAY – 15 MAY: DNBUYHTG

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


The Eastern Palace Suite is available thru the end of May in two awesome bundles!  Just so you know, while all the products will still be available when the catalog goes live on 1 June, these bundles will NOT be! 

Bundle #1 – The Starter Bundle – Item #147196 – $60.50   Perfect for the beginning crafter!!

The Starter Bundle includes:

  • Eastern Beauty Photopolymer Stamp Set
  • Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper
  • Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers
  • Fresh Fig, Lemon Lime Twist, and Tranquil Tide Classic Stampin’ Pads
  • FREE GIFT: new Very Vanilla Note Cards & Envelopes 

Bundle #2 – The Premier Bundle – #147207 – $103.50  Perfect for the more experienced crafter or, if you’re anything like me, you just want it all! 😎

This super-sized bundle includes:

  • Eastern Beauty Photopolymer Stamp Set
  • Eastern Medallions Thinlits Dies
  • Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper
  • Eastern Palace Cardstock Pack
  • Mini Tassels Assortment
  • Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers
  • Fresh Fig, Lemon Lime Twist, and Tranquil Tide Classic Stampin’ Pads
  • FREE GIFT: Very Vanilla Medium Envelopes
  • FREE GIFT: new Very Vanilla Thick Cardstock 

STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT          

The Colorful Seasons Bundle (with the Seasonal Layers Thinlits) and the Color Theory DSP, along with the 2017-2018 In Colors will be available on 1 June!


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

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

Berry Burst Card Stock (avail 1 June): 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); Seasonal Layers adirondack chair

Dapper Denim Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (second mat for card front and for inner liner);

Whisper White Card Stock:  3 3/4″ x 5″ (inner liner)

Color Theory DSP Stack (avail 1 June); 1 7/8″ x 3 3/4″ (top panel for card front); 2 7/8″ x 3 3/4″ (bottom panel for card front); envelope flap

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


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


Finn-Fan Fix…will be back tomorrow!  No FFF’s on Blog Hop Days! 🙂

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Stampin’ Up! Artistically Asian Color Theory DSP Sneak Peek!

Mornin’, y’all – happy Haawwmp Day!  I hope you’ve had a chance to check out the video I did showing off the new 2017-2018 Annual Catalog goodies that I got yesterday!  It was part of my Demonstrator-perk….perked up even more by the fact that I went to OnStage last weekend!  And boy was that a fun box to open!!  Didn’t get to see it?  Check it out right here! 🙂

My card today is a play on one that I remember seeing last week.  For some reason, the “paint chip” paper in the new Color Theory DSP Stack really just caught my eye – guess I need to work in a paint store!!  This is really cool paper, though…

A little tidbit…remember the bindings on the 6″ x 6″ paper stack?  That rubber stuff that held the papers together?  Well – its gone!!  Yeah!!  SU! listened to us griping and it’s gone!!

Anywho – I decided to make a clean and simple card with the Berry Burst “paint chip”.  I added some Artistically Asian – take a look-see:

I played along with the sketch challenge over at CAS(E) This Sketch for this one:

I started with a piece of the Color Theory paper – in Berry Burst (the stack also features Old Olive, Crushed Curry and Dapper Denim) – and, using my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, stamped the Artistically Asian floral image in Basic Black Archival Ink.  I also added the sentiment in Basic Black.

I matted the panel on a piece of Basic Black card stock and then on a second mat of Berry Burst.  And – yep.  That was it for the card front!

On the inside, I used the same Artistically Asian image.  I inked it up in Berry Burst ink, stamped it off 4 times on my Grid Paper, then stamped it in the middle of a Whisper White panel.

I double matted the panel on Basic Black and Berry Burst and then SNAILd it into my Basic Black card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals, and the card was done!

For the front of my Whisper White Medium Envelope, I double-stamped the Artistically Asian image – first in full-strength Berry Burst and then in stamped-off-once Basic Black Archival Ink.  I used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to ever-so-slightly offset the black image…

…and then I added another piece of the Berry Burst Color Theory DSP to the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  This one was so quick and easy, y’all – but I think it’s gorgeous!  And – you could do the same exact card on all four colors in the beautiful Color Theory DSP Stack!  Hope you like…and have just added this beautiful stack to your Wish List!

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


HOST CODE FOR 1 APR – 15 APR: 7QZA32B7

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2016-17 Annual Catalog or the 2017 Occasions Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


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

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


You’ve Seen the Sneak Peeks….

You’ve Watched the Un-boxing…

Now – be sure you’re on my list to receive your very own copy of the…

2017-2018 Annual Catalog!!

Here’s the plan!

  • 8 April 17:  Demonstrators attending Stampin’ Up! OnStage got to see (and pre-order!) the new 2017-2018 catalog!!
  • 10 April 17:
    • Demonstrators were allowed to share sneak peeks of new catalog items we saw at the OnStage event!
    • At the same time, the new catalog became available online for DEMONSTRATORS ONLY!
    • The RETIRING LISTS for customers and demonstrators were released 
  • 10 April 10 – 31 May 17: Retiring products are available WHILE SUPPLIES LAST – don’t delay, items are going fast!
  • 31 May 17: This is the very last day to order from the Annual catalog and Occasions catalog – for items still in stock.
  • 1 Jun 17: first day for customers to order from the NEW 2017-2018 catalog!!  Whoo-hooo!

I’m just assuming YOU want your own copy of the new catalog!!  How can you get it?

Mid-May 2017:  I’ll be mailing a new Stampin’ Up! catalog to anyone on my customer list who has made a $50 or more purchase in the past 12 months.   PLEASE, if you are one of my regular customers, log in to your online account (here), click on your Account Information and verify that your mailing address is correct so that you’ll get your new catalog quick as you can!

Demonstrator Perks!

So, didja notice that there are some pretty cool perks for being a demonstrator!??  This is such a fun time of year to be a Demonstrator, cuz seeing the new catalog early and getting to pre-order and play with the new goodies…well.  It’s a heckuva a lot of fun and I’m so excited for this weekend!

If you want to share in the excitement, you can join the Stampin’ Up! family and my Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew TODAY and you, too, can see the new catalog on Monday, 10 Apr!!!

Check out more details HERE, or click the link below to join the Krew!


Tomorrow is the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop – so look for me in your Inbox at 7am Eastern!

TTFN!

Mary


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:    

The Color Theory DSP Stack, Berry Burst Classic Ink Pad and Berry Burst Card Stock will be available on 1 June! 🙂


CARD CUTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:

Basic Black Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base – scored and folded at 5 1/2″); 3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″ (mats for card front and for inner liner)

Berry Burst Card Stock (available 1 June): 3 3/4″ x 5″ (mats for card front and for inner liner)

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″ (inner liner)

Color Theory DSP Stack (available 1 June): 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″ (card front); 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…

Finny had company overnight!

Our friend Paul came to visit – and Finn was….ecstatic!

Company…Is….Finn-Fun!!

He had a great time – even though it’s a LOT OF WORK!!

When Paul left about mid-morning. the Finn-ster crashed.  Hard.  He slept for an hour.

Snoring….

He was still tired when it was time to go get the mail.  Decided to ride.

With his dad.

Still keeping a sharp eye out for any danger – it’s Figment Season here in Georgia, after all.  Those boogers pop out from anywhere – and you really never know which direction they’re going to come from.

No rest for the weary-dog! 😉

TTFN

M

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