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Stampin’ Up! Country Floral Artfully Aware for a Friend

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Yep – it’s HAAWWWMMMP Day!!

A friend of mine and her daughter are having a bit of a week, so I sent them each a card to let them know I’m thinking of them.  This one uses the new Artfully Aware stamp set and the gorgeoumous new Country Floral Dynamic TIEF (which you’ll be able to get for FREE with a $50 purchase as part of the Sale-A-Bration second release starting on 15 Feb!).  Take a look-see:

The layout for this one comes from the FUSION challenge this week!

I used the great Wood Textures DSP so that fits nicely with the Just Us Girls Trend Challenge!

Finally, I also played along with the theme challenge over at Inspire. Create!

I started with a piece of Wood Textures DSP and I ran it thru the Big Shot in the new Country Floral Dynamic TIEF (coming 15 Feb).  Once I had it embossed, I trimmed it down to my card front size and matted it on Balmy Blue.

I used my Light Stampin’ Blends in Balmy Blue, Petal Pink, Mint Macaron and the Dark Daffodil Delight to color all the embossed leaves and flowers.

I stamped the Artfully Aware image in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on Very Vanilla and colored it with more Blends – this time in Light and Dark Mossy Meadow and Balmy Blue, plus Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Soft Suede and Ivory for  hair and arms!

I adhered the panel to the card front with Liquid Glue.

To create the frame, I cut a 2 5/8″ x 4″ Rectangle Stitched Framelits from more Wood Textures DSP.  Then I cut a 1 3/4″ x 3 1/8″ Rectangle Stitched Die from the center.  I popped the frame over the art work with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I stamped the Artfully Aware sentiment in Balmy Blue on Very Vanilla and cut it with the pretty label die from the Needlepoint Elements Framelits.  I used some Liquid Glue on the ends and a Dimensional in the middle and stuck it onto the card front.

The Lovely Flowers Edgelits gave me a bouquet of little Balmy Blue and Petal Pink flowers.  I used a sponge wedge to lightly flick the same color ink on the petals and adhered them with Liquid Glue.  They all got a So Saffron Share What You Love Artisan Pearl in the middle.

I tied a bow from Mint Macaron Nature’s Twine, adhered it to the end of the sentiment with a Glue Dot and the card front was done!

On the inside, I added a second Artfully Aware sentiment in Balmy Blue to a Very Vanilla panel.  I inked the leaf from the new Painted Seasons stamp set (another FREE goody in the Sale-A-Bration Second Release!) in Mint Macaron and stamped it off three times and then stamped it over the sentiment using my Stamparatus.  It was a little too light – so I stamped it again (thank you, Stamparatus!) without re-inking!

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

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got more Painted Seasons leaves in Mint Macaron on the front…

 

…and I added more Wood Textures DSP on the envelope flap – and stamped THAT with the Painted Seasons leaf in Mint Macaron!

Et Voila!  This was a perfect image and sentiment for the purpose this week – and I think it will be a good one for many reasons and many people!  And…how about that Country Floral Dynamic TIEF?!?  Are you kidding me?  That folder is absolutely stunning!  Hope you like!

TTFN

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 1 FEB – 15 FEB: 6RK4QHZJ

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


Sticky Sweet Ordering Special!

For all orders of $50 or greater (before shipping and taxes) that has my current host code applied or for individual orders of $150 or greater placed through me between now and midnight MT on Monday, 18 Feb, you’ll get your choice of a free adhesive!

This can be anything that 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!! And don’t forget that there will be 3 new Sale-a-bration selections available beginning on 15 Feb –  so you can even pick up the new items while you’re getting a free adhesive 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’ll take away your host benefits and we don’t want that! But don’t worry, you’ll still be eligible for the free gift and free adhesive offer!

Here’s 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

I’ll be placing the order for the adhesives with my host orders on 16 Feb and again on 1 Mar, so please be sure to send your selections right away when you order…otherwise I’ll pick one for you and send it out with your thank you gift!

Let me know if you have any questions and Happy Shopping!!


Now is a Great Time to Join the Team!

Sale-A-Bration is the best time of the year to join the Krew!  You get to create your own “Super Bundle” (aka The Starter Kit – filled with $175 worth of YOUR choice of goodies!) and you’re only going to fork out $99 plus tax!  Stampin’ Up! will even foot the bill for shipping your kit to you!

So…$175 worth of goodies for $99?  That’s like…45% off!  And then, you’re going to get a perpetual 20% off sale on Stampin’ Up! products (yep – any and everything you purchase while you are an active demonstrator will get you at LEAST a 20% discount!).

Check out your two options – click the flyer!

Want to see some options for your Starter Kit?  These are just suggestions – YOU pick what YOU want – but they’ll give you an idea of how much GOODNESS you can select!!  Make note of the “Before 15 Feb” and “After 15 Feb” options – if you sign up by the 15th, you can pick Second Release Sale-A-Bration goodies for free in your Starter Kit!


New Sale-a-bration Options Available 15 February!!

Stampin’ Up! has three wonderful new options that will be available as Sale-a-bration items beginning on 15 February!  The new items are:

  • All Adorned Stamp Set – at the $50 level
  • Country Floral Dynamic Embossing Folder – at the $50 level
  • Painted Seasons Stamp Set & Designer Series Paper Bundle – at the $100 level

Click the picture above and you can see the whole flyer with pictures of the new goodies and samples made with them!


Retired Products Still Available

Check out my current Retired Goodies list and save yourself a bundle!


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

Product List

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

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

Balmy Blue Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); Lovely Flowers Edgelits die cut flowers

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 2″ x 3 1/2″ (art); Needlepoint Elements die cut label  (sentiment); 3 3/4 x 5″ (inner liner);

Petal Pink Card Stock: Lovely Flowers Edgelits die cut flowers

2018-2020 In Color 6″ x 6″ DSP:  3 3/4 x 5″ (card front); 2 5/8″ x 4″ (frame – with 1 3/4″ x 3 1/8″ cut out); 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

Finn?

You ready to go feed the ponies??

Sure, Mom.  Whatever.

TTFN
M

Categories: 2019 Occasions Catalog, 2019 Sale-A-Bration Catalog, Encouragement, Feminine, Friendship, Joining Special, Life Event, Love, Ordering Special!, Retiring Products, Special Promotions | Tags: , , , | 20 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Stacked Detailed Birthday Cheer!

Morning, guys!  It’s that time of the week again – time to go back to work.

Might I just say…bleh.

If you were able to join me last night for my Facebook Live video, I appreciate you spending part of your weekend with me!  If not, but would like to watch the replay – here ’tis!

I made a fun little card that, with the right inside sentiment, could be for a birthday, or a graduation, or….really anything that is a cause for a celebration!  And it’s courtesy of the Birthday Cheer stamp set and bundled Detailed Birthday Edgelits!  Take a look-see:

The layout for this one is from this week’s CAS(E) This Sketch challenge.

And the color scheme is courtesy of the CAS Colours & Sketches challenge.

I started with a piece of Whisper White card stock and, using my Stamparatus and the plastic sheet from my dearly-departed Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, I lined up and stamped the large sentiment from the Birthday Cheer stamp set in Lovely Lipstick.  Then I matted the panel on Gray Granite for the card front.

I embossed a piece of Whisper White in the new Dot to Dot TIEF.  Then I matted it on Gray Granite and adhered it to the card front with Liquid Glue.

To make the cupcakes, I used the die – twice! – in the fun Detailed Birthday Edgelits to cut one from Lovely Lipstick and one from Powder Pink card stock. Then I trimmed out the cupcakes.

I adhered each die cut cupcake to a piece of the same-color card stock with Liquid Glue – then fussy cut around the outline.

I cut one more cupcake edgelit from Sparkle Glimmer Paper.  Using the pieces, I added “frosting”  – I colored the paper with my Powder Pink or Lovely Lipstick Stampin’ Write Markers and then adhered them in their matching negative spaces with Liquid Glue.

I did the same with the die cut Lovely Lipstick cherry and heart!

Finally, I used Liquid Glue and Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the cupcakes to the embossed panel and the card front was done!

On the inside, I didn’t add a sentiment (so I could pick what to use this one for later!).  Instead, I simply added some confetti in Lovely Lipstick and Powder Pink up the side of a Whisper White panel.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Gray Granite mat and into my Lovely Lipstick card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more Birthday Cheer confetti up the side of the front…

…and I used some Lovely Lipstick paper from the 2018 – 2020 In Color 6″ x 6″ DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I love these Detailed Birthday Edgelit die cut shapes, don’t you?  And the fun sentiments from the bundled Birthday Cheer stamp set are really great – and give you tons of options for birthday and celebration cards!  Hope you like!

TTFN

 

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 1 FEB – 15 FEB: 6RK4QHZJ

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


Now is a Great Time to Join the Team!

Sale-A-Bration is the best time of the year to join the Krew!  You get to create your own “Super Bundle” (aka The Starter Kit – filled with $175 worth of YOUR choice of goodies!) and you’re only going to fork out $99 plus tax!  Stampin’ Up! will even foot the bill for shipping your kit to you!

So…$175 worth of goodies for $99?  That’s like…45% off!  And then, you’re going to get a perpetual 20% off sale on Stampin’ Up! products (yep – any and everything you purchase while you are an active demonstrator will get you at LEAST a 20% discount!).

Check out your two options – click the flyer!

Want to see some options for your Starter Kit?  These are just suggestions – YOU pick what YOU want – but they’ll give you an idea of how much GOODNESS you can select!!  Make note of the “Before 15 Feb” and “After 15 Feb” options – if you sign up by the 15th, you can pick Second Release Sale-A-Bration goodies for free in your Starter Kit!


New Sale-a-bration Options Available 15 February!!

Stampin’ Up! has three wonderful new options that will be available as Sale-a-bration items beginning on 15 February!  The new items are:

  • All Adorned Stamp Set – at the $50 level
  • Country Floral Dynamic Embossing Folder – at the $50 level
  • Painted Seasons Stamp Set & Designer Series Paper Bundle – at the $100 level

Click the picture above and you can see the whole flyer with pictures of the new goodies and samples made with them!


New Framelits Dies, New Punch and a New Stamp Set Coming 1 March!

Stampin’ Up! has some awesome new products that coordinate with the Sale-a-bration current and upcoming products that will be available for purchase beginning 1 March!  

Check out the new Framelits Dies that coordinate with the Lasting Lily stamp set, the Hello Cupcake stamp set, the So Hoppy Together stamp set and the Painted Seasons stamp set!  The Story Label Punch coordinates with the fantastic new More Than Words stamp set that will also be available 1 March!

You can see more about the Sale-A-Bration Coordination items in this flyer – click it to make it human size!


Retired Products Still Available

Check out my current Retired Goodies list and save yourself a bundle!


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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Lovely Lipstick Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); Detailed Birthday Edgelits die cuts

Gray Granite Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2″ x 3 3/8″ (mat for embossed panel)

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

Powder Pink Card Stock: Detailed Birthday Edgelits die cuts

Sparkle Glimmer Paper: Detailed Birthday Edgelits die cuts

2018-2020 In Color 6″ x 6″ DSP:  envelope flap

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


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

 

He cracks me up, my little Man does.

I’ll be sitting in the chair and he comes right up and pants at me.

So – I say…”what do you need?”

And he responds – Every.  Single.  Time…

The upside is that this is one of his cutest faces.

The downside is that I STILL don’t know what he wants.

Just…something, please, Mom?!

TTFN
M

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Stampin’ Up! Happiness Blooms Perfectly Paired

Good morning, you guys.  Hope you’ve had a good week and are ready for an even better weekend!

LAST weekend, one of my friends (Chris of the Matt and Chris twins I’ve told y’all about!) asked his sweet girlfriend to marry him and, not being a stupid girl – she said YES!!  Whoo-hoo!!  So – I needed to make a card for them – one not to froofy (for him), but….sweet enough for her!

The Happiness Blooms suite seemed like just the ticket, so – out it came!  And I used a sentiment that I pulled from the Happiness Blooms Memories & More Card Pack, plus one from the new Perfectly Paired stamp set.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Here Comes the Sun Let it Ride!

Happy Saturday, y’all!  Hope you’ve got some fun plans for the weekend.  We’re going to be cutting.  And chopping.

Yes, that’s right – all my Shares goodies arrived yesterday!  We got the tree and wreaths down and cleaned the house (thank God -and Wayne! – it was giving me panic knots in the my throat!).  And now – today and tomorrow are all about making big paper into smaller paper and long ribbons into shorter!  If you ordered a share – I’m hoping to get them in the mail on Monday or Tuesday! 🙂

 My Mom asked me for a card for a friend of hers who’s going thru a rough time right now – and wanted woodsy/mountainy.  Along with my shares goodies…I MIGHT have ordered a FEW more products from the new catalog – and I’ve used them today to make her card.  So…I actually used elements from both the Let It Ride stamp set and the Host set called Here Comes the Sun.  And…I also pulled in the Crackle Paint Background stamp to really send it over the top!  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Forever Lovely Day Sneak Peek

Good morning, my peeps!  It’s the weekend – and a long one at that, leading into Christmas!  I hope you’re ready and are now kicking back to enjoy the results of your preparations!  I got my cookie plates delivered yesterday – which not only brought smiles to the recipients, but GOT THE COOKIES OUT OF MY HOUSE!!  Winner winner!

My card today is a clean and simple little number using the new Forever Lovely stamp set, the beautiful Lace Dynamic TIEF and some All My Love DSP.  These are all available starting on 3 Jan in the 2019 Occasions Catalog!  Take a look-see:

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Categories: 2019 Occasions Catalog, Any Occasion, Catalog Sneak Peek, Everyday, Feminine, Friendship, Happy Birthday, Just Because, Life Event, Love, New Catalog Bundles, New Catalog Launch, Shares | Tags: , , , , | 10 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Happiness Surrounds Your Day for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Happy Thursday, y’all – and welcome to another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!! Today’s a sketch challenge and I know you’ll see a ton of awesome-ness on the hop.

I used the new Happiness Surrounds stamp set and Snowfall Thinlits atop a little All Is Bright DSP.  Take a look-see!

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Stampin’ Up! Happiness Surrounds Your Day!

Happy weekend, y’all!  Hope you’ve got something fun planned.

I have a plane flight planned.  Which – is NOT fun.  Not in any way that you slice it.  Tomorrow’ll be a 12 hour day to get back to Atlanta.  Bleh bleh bleh.  But we’ve had a great visit and gotten done all the things we needed to do while I was here.  So – bonus!

But – expectation management:  I will NOT be doing a Facebook live tomorrow – so sorry!  I don’t even land in Atlanta until a little after 5, so…just can’t do it, y’all!  I’ll be back next weekend, I promise!!

Let’s not think about that unpleasantness right now, though, shall we?  Instead, let’s take a look at a card that comes from the second stamp set in the upcoming Snowflake Showcase (available 1 Nov – 30 Nov 18).  This is the Happiness Surrounds stamp set and…it gives a completely different look from the Snow Is Glistening set I used yesterday.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Celebrate a Bokeh Fourth!

Happy 4th of July, y’all!  Hope you’ve got a fun day planned – and that you’ll stay safe.  And take a moment to thank those who fight for the independence we’re celebrating today. 🙂

I made a quick card to celebrate the day – or an appropriate achievement!  It uses the new Bokeh Dots stamp set and the Celebrate You Thinlits.  And…new Embossing Powders in the 2018-2020 In Colors.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Follow Your Dream Chaser

Happy happy HAAWWWWMP Day!!!  AND – I think we’re going to have this weekend off so it really IS hump day!! 🙂  Whoo-Hoo!!

There are a couple of new announcements down below – one about a super Joining Special coming up on 1 July and the other about our Buy-Three-Get-One Free DSP Sale – also on the horizon and starting on 1 July.  So be sure to check them out, okay?

My card today uses some ideas from the catalog for the new Follow Your Dreams stamp set – bundled with the Chase Your Dreams Framelits (so you can get them together and save 10%).  And I added a some Tranquil Textures and Twinkle Twinkle DSPs.  Take a look-see:

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