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Stampin’ Up! Text Ya Later!

Good morning, y’all!  Hope your weekend is going well!  Mine’s going to be spent making cards.  And maybe concentrating on doing some nothing!  I’ll also be getting ready to do a live video tomorrow night – it’s looking good! 🙂

My card today uses a fun and cute new little stamp set called Text Ya Later – perfectly perfect for all your cards to all your kids – regardless of their age!  This clean and simple card is for my hubby – and is pretty typical of our texting conversations! 😉  Take a look-see:

My layout was inspired by the sketch at Freshly Made Sketches this week.

And the colors come from the TGIF Color Challenge.

I started with a piece of Whisper White card stock, matted on Berry Burst for the card front.

To make my “cell phone” – I stamped the image from Text Ya Later in Tranquil Tide on a piece of Thick Whisper White card stock, and gave it a quick fussy cut.

I added some text across the top in Berry Burst.  Then there’s some text bubbles in Tranquil Tide.  For “my” messages, I used the fill image in Text Ya Later, in stamped-off-once Lemon Lime Twist.  All the text and the smiley faces are Berry Burst.

I cut a similar size panel of Whole Lot of Lovely DSP (are you guys noticing how totally useful and versatile this gorgeous DSP is turning out to be?!?) and adhered my “phone” to it at a little angle, using some Liquid Glue.

I wrapped a piece of Berry Burst 5/8″ Finely Woven Ribbon around the card front, securing it in the back with scotch tape.  Then I made a little Lemon Lime Twist baker’s twine.  I cut a length of Whisper White Baker’s Twine and ran it across my Lemon Lime Twist ink pad a few times.  Once it was good and dry,  I made a couple of loops, securing them with SNAIL to the card front.  I popped the “cell phone” and it’s Whole Lot of Lovely “mat” on top with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I added a few text icons in Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist and Tranquil Tide to the card front and it was done!

On the inside, I added some Berry Burst Text Ya Later icons across the bottom of a Whisper White panel.

I SNAILd the panel to a Berry Burst mat and into my Thick Whisper White card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got some Text Ya Later icons across the front in Berry Burst and Tranquil Tide…

…and then I added some more Whole Lot of Lovely DSP to the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  This is a sentiment-packed stamp set with really fun little sayings!  I think it would be a great set to enjoy with those tweens in your life – get them hooked on your favorite hobby!  Hope you like!

Mary

P.S. Scroll on down for all the card cuts and a list of products I used in this project!



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.


Just Two More Days to Earn Double Peppermint Rewards Points!

All orders of $50 or higher, until next Sunday, 9 July – will earn double peppermint points!  What a perfect time to earn the 16 points that will snag you a free $40 gift from me!!  Need more info about my Punkin’ Head Rewards Program?  Check it out right here!  And here’s an easy link to my Online Store to get you started!


Bonus Days Going On Now!

For every $50 you spend in July (before shipping and tax), you’ll get a $5 Bonus Days coupon that you can use in the month of August!
Check out the details:

  • There’s no limit to the number of coupons participants can receive per order or throughout the duration of the promotion.
  • An email address is required to participate; Bonus Days coupon codes can only be delivered via email.
  • All order types (including Demonstrator orders!) qualify for this promotion excluding Starter Kits.

Which all means…this is a perfect time to start crossing some of those goodies off that you’ve got on your Wish List!


If You’ve Ever Thought of Joining Stampin’ Up!….now, baby.  Now’s the time!

You’ll get more free goodies than Santa’s got in his bottomless bag – all for joining Stampin’ Up! during the Christmas in July promotion!  



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 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:

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

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

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); fussy cut cell phone

Whole Lot of Lovely DSP: 2 5/8″ 3 1/2″ (panel behind cell phone); 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  –  no new pictures of the Finn today! 😦  

 

TTFN

M  

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Stampin’ Up! Get the Message…in a Bottle?

Good morning, y’all!  I hope everyone enjoyed their 4th of July holiday!  I did gather myself up and went to my friend’s house for the afternoon – and I’m so glad I did!  I had a wonderful time with her and her husband and a few other folks from their neighborhood!  I even gave myself a bit of a “day off” on the diet – although Sandi made wonderful things that I could eat without guilt.

And her neighbor brought some guilty pecan pie tartlets.

I had one of those, too – and it was….so yummy!

Now.

Last October, I posted a card that looked like….this:

One of the perks of being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator is the opportunity to earn an Incentive Trip each year.  All of them are wonderful – they’re going to a resort in Phuket, Thailand this year – and include airfare and super-cool perks.  As in swag and free goodies and sneak peeks at new catalogs!

The incentive trip for 2018 was announced last September – and it’s an Alaskan cruise!

As I mentioned in my 1 Oct post (check it right here, if you like) – it was the perfect combination for me.

Alaska – check!

Cruise – check!

Cruise to Alaska – check check and CHECK!

So – I set my sights on earning that cruise.

And – thanks to my wonderful customers and the ladies who’ve joined my little downline….

I found out on Monday evening that I’ve earned the Alaskan Cruise!!

Whooo-hoooo!!!  I can hardly believe it yet.  But it’s true.  This time next year, Wayne and I will be just about ready to fly to Seattle for the start of our weeklong cruise with a whole passle of Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators!  

I guess I can wait that long!

I’m surely grateful that I signed up to be a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator and that they’ve given me the opportunity to…earn extra cash, play with wonderful stamping products and meet lovely folks (that’s you guys!!)  Oh.  And go on a CRUISE!!!

Okay – on with the card for today!  I thought I’d make something sort of nautical – that hints at the cruise, to use to send to Wayne and let him know 1) I love him and 2) it’s time to be thinking about getting those little stick legs tanned and ready for some shorts!  Cuz….buckle up, buttercup!  We’re goin’ a-cruisin’!!

I pulled out the new Message in a Bottle stamp set and some Foil Frenzy Specialty DSP for the occasion.  Take a look-see:

This layout was inspired by the sketch from the Global Design Project this week.

I started with a piece of Crumb Cake card stock, created a card base and dry embossed the front in the Seaside TIEF.  I know – I did this very recently on my Magical Mermaid card.  Sorry – but it just makes sense for this card, too! 🙂

I cut a small piece of the striped Soft Sky paper in the Foil Frenzy Specialty DSP and ran that thru the Big Shot in the Seaside TIEF, too.  I SNAILd it to a Marina Mist mat and popped it onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

On a scrap piece of Thick Whisper White card stock, I stamped the bottle image from Message in a Bottle, in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  To “fill” the bottle, I stamped the water image in Marina Mist.  I also stamped the water image on the top of a sticky note and cut it out to make a mask – which I placed over the water I’d just stamped inside the bottle.

Using the ship image, I stamped it inside the bottle and over my masked water in Early Espresso Ink.  When I picked up the mask – my ship was “in” the water!  Then I colored the sails with my Pool Party and So Saffron Stampin’ Write Markers.

Finally, I stamped a “cork” in the top of the bottle in Crumb Cake ink, and then I fussy cut the bottle.  

My sentiment, also from Message in a Bottle, is stamped on a strip of Whisper White in Marina Mist.  I cut a same-size strip of So Saffron card stock, snipped banners in the end of both strips and adhered them to the middle panel with Liquid Glue.  Using Liquid Glue (and a mini Stampin’ Dimensional), I adhered my bottle over the top.

To finish it off, I tied a small bow with two lengths of Silver Metallic Thread and one length of Linen Thread and adhered it to the bottle neck with a dab of Liquid Glue.

On the inside, I stamped the bottle again in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on a Thick Whisper White panel and then added the I Love You image in Marina Mist.  This is a photopolymer stamp set – so it’s easy peasy to get the images where you need them.  I added a Marina Mist heart from Message in a Bottle as a cork. 🙂  Across the bottom – since I fully expect to see whales on the cruise!! – I stamped three in Tuxedo Black, with Marina Mist spouts!

I SNAILd the panel to a Marina Mist mat and then into my card base, and the card was done!

I added more of the Tuxedo Black whales across the front of my Whisper White Medium Envelope…

…and then added more of the Soft Sky foil paper from the Foil Frenzy Specialty DSP to the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  What do you think?  Will he “get” both the messages in this card?  I suspect I’ll have to follow up with a phone call.  I know he’ll figure the I Love You piece – but…the ship in the bottle…well.  That one may be a little more obscure.  But – isn’t this a Message in a Bottle a fun little stamp set?  Hope you like!

TTFN

Mary

P.S. Scroll on down for all the card cuts and a list of products I used in this project!

P.P.S  If you think you might like to explore the possibility of earning your own trip with Stampin’ Up! – well, this is a super great time to be joining Stampin’ Up!  Even if that wouldn’t be your goal – but saving 20% or more on everything you order IS….it’s still the right time!  Be sure to check out all the things that you’ll get if you join us in July!



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.


Still Time to Earn Double Peppermint Rewards Points!

All orders of $50 or higher, until next Sunday, 9 July – will earn double peppermint points!  What a perfect time to earn the 16 points that will snag you a free $40 gift from me!!  Need more info about my Punkin’ Head Rewards Program?  Check it out right here!  And here’s an easy link to my Online Store to get you started!


Bonus Days Have Started!

For every $50 you spend in July (before shipping and tax), you’ll get a $5 Bonus Days coupon that you can use in the month of August!
Check out the details:

  • There’s no limit to the number of coupons participants can receive per order or throughout the duration of the promotion.
  • An email address is required to participate; Bonus Days coupon codes can only be delivered via email.
  • All order types (including Demonstrator orders!) qualify for this promotion excluding Starter Kits.

Which all means…this is a perfect time to start crossing some of those goodies off that you’ve got on your Wish List!


This is the Best Time All Year to Join Stampin’ Up!!

You’ll get more free goodies than Santa’s got in his bottomless bag – all for joining Stampin’ Up! during the Christmas in July promotion!  



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?

And – of course, when you join with me, you become part of a wonderful group of ladies  – in my direct team and as part of Amy’s team!

What else will you get??  Well …

  • You’ll get a minimum 20% discount on all of your orders – and it can go even higher!  And with all your orders, you can save even more – earning Stampin’ Rewards dollars to spend on more free goodies!
  • Your Starter Kit can be any products you want – from any active catalog – including bundles (yep – save another 10%!)!  And we’ve got some great ones.  Check ’em out right here.
  • You get about 30 minutes to test drive a car.  With Stampin’ Up! – you get about SIX MONTHS to enjoy the bennies of being a demonstrator!  Whaaaaa? Yep – you have from the time you join until the end of your first full Stampin’ Up! quarter to take advantage of the demonstrator discounts and benefits.  July is the start of a quarter – the end of the first full quarter is 31 Dec.   So you’ll have until 31 Dec to reach your first $300 in sales to renew for Jan – March.
  • No commitment – and no penalty if you decide to drop!  If you reach $300 in sales by the end of the first full Stampin’ Up! quarter (31 Dec), you renew your demonstrator discounts and benefits for another quarter.  If you don’t – you can “drop” with no penalty. Cool beans!
  • You get to order early from the new catalogs.  All demonstrators have the chance to pre-order select goodies from each new catalog!
  • You’ll be invited to join our private Facebook community – where we chat, ask questions, share projects and win fun prizes!
  • Our group meets each month via Google Hangout – join or not – up to you!!  But – you’ll want to take part – we have a great time together!
  • Oh – and if you stick around….you might earn a cruise…or a trip to Italy…or…who knows what will come for 2019 and beyond!?!
  • And – you get me!  I’m always available to answer questions – help you out – or just talk!

You’ve got nothing to lose and everything to gain – so…why not give it a try?  Drop me a note at Stamps-N-Lingers@comcast.net if you have any questions!


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


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

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

Marina Mist Card Stock:  2 5/8″ x 3 5/8″ (mat for Foil Frenzy panel); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (mat for inner liner)

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 3/4″ x 5″ (inner liner); 1/2″ x 2 3/4″ (sentiment banner); Message in a Bottle fussy cut bottle

Foil Frenzy Specialty DSP: 2 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ (Panel on front); envelope flap

So Saffron Card Stock: 1/2″ x 2 3/4″ (banner behind 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  –  no new pictures of the Finn today! 😦  

 

TTFN

M  

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Stampin’ Up! Layers of Lovely Daisies!

Good morning, y’all!  Did you have fun yesterday when the new catalog went live in the Online Store??  I sure did.

My credit card, on the other hand, may not be thinking it was all that much fun!  Poor little dude got a work-out!! LOL.

My card today uses a fun set that carried over into this new catalog.  It’s called Layering Love and it’s a pretty one!  I also used some of my favorite new Designer Papers from the Delightful Daisy DSP and the Wood Textures DSP Stack.  Take a look-see:

My layout is from this week’s challenge at The Paper Players:

And my color scheme is from the Global Design Project challenge.

I started with a piece of Calypso Coral design paper from the new Delightful Daisy DSP and matted it on a piece of Basic Black card stock.

The horizontal strip, also from the Delightful Daisy DSP, is next and I decorated it with the new Ticket Tear Border Punch (Available now – I love being able to say that!!).  I cut both edges with the punch and then SNAILd it to a Basic Black mat and then onto the card front.  

For my sentiment, I used a piece of wood-grain paper from the Wood Textures DSP and stamped it with the sentiment from the Layering Love stamp set.  I colored the stamp directly with my Basic Black and Calypso Coral Stampin’ Write Markers.

To cut the Stitched Shapes rectangle, without an actual Stitched Shapes rectangle die, I used a square die and cut half at a time.  Line the die at the top of the sentiment, leaving the bottom portion hanging off the end of the platform and run it thru the Big Shot.  Then line up the “stitches” and repeat on the other hand.  My friend Amy did a quick video showing how to do it – which you can see right here.  🙂

With that done, I SNAILd the panel to its Basic Black mat and popped it onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I added a few Calypso Coral heart Enamel Shapes and the card front was done!

On the inside, I added another Ticket Tear-punched piece of the Delightful Daisy DSP, matted on Basic Black, to a Very Vanilla panel. Then I stamped the tiny heart from the Layering Love set in Calypso Coral.

I SNAILd the panel to a Basic Black mat and into my Old Olive card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got a few more of the Layering Love hearts in Calypso Coral on the front…

…and a little more of the Delightful Daisy DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  It’s so easy to forget about the cool stamp sets that were in previous catalogs, what with the advent of all the new and exciting goodies!  But this is a great set, with really pretty sentiments in beautiful fonts!  And – of course – the paper.  The PAPER!!  Goodness me – so darned pretty!!!  Hope you like!

TTFN

Mary 



HOST CODE FOR 1 JUNE – 15 JUNE:  YZJ2HB6A

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.


2017-2019 Annual Catalog Launch Ordering Special!

Until the close-of-business on 15 June – I’m offering DOUBLE Peppermint Points on all orders over $50 (before shipping and tax) placed thru my Online Store.

But wait!!  There’s MORE!!  😳😳😳

If your order is over $100 (before shipping and tax blah blah) – then I’ll pick up your shipping!!

Yep – you read me right.  Order over $100 and I’ll give you DOUBLE Peppermint Rewards Points (that’ll be at least EIGHT points!) AND FREE SHIPPING!!

These specials are all in addition to the gifts that all my customers receive…

  • My usual $10 gift of your choice as an ordering thank you
  • And, of course, one of my handmade cards and envelopes – left blank so you can use it yourself.  Or CASE it!!


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

  •  Place your $100+ order directly through my online store, and:

– Provide me with your mailing address and I’ll send you a check to rebate your shipping costs

or

– Provide me with your PayPal account e-mail and I’ll send you your rebate via PayPal

  • Send me your order via email, I’ll deduct the shipping costs and send you an invoice through PayPal.
  • Send me your order via email and let me know that you’d prefer to pay with a credit card.  I’ll contact you to make arrangements and I’ll deduct the shipping costs from your order total.

If you place your order online, don’t forget to add my host code  (if your order is under $150) to get your free gift!  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.


Earn an ADDITIONAL $35 in Stampin’ Rewards During our Host Rewards Promotion!!

We’ve got a great Host Rewards Promotion fixin’ to happen in the month of June!  For workshop or individual orders of $350 – you’re going to get an EXTRA $35 in Host cash/Stampin’ Rewards to spend!!

Promotion Details

  • Promotion dates: June 1–30
  • To participate in the Book-A-Thon, join the Party Planning Facebook page by May 30.
  • Workshop, Demonstrator, Customer, and online orders all qualify for this promotion
  • Starter Kit orders do not qualify for this promotion, however the extra Stampin’ Rewards can be used towards the purchase of the Starter Kit.
  • The qualifying amount must be reached with commissionable merchandise prior to shipping and tax
  • The additional Stampin’ Rewards offered during this promotion will only be awarded once per order
  • Make sure you open and close your orders during the timeframe of this promotion (June 1-30) to earn the extra Stampin’ Rewards


Here’s a link to a flyer with all the details!

Interested in being a host and gathering up those host dollars – but…you don’t live in Fayetteville, GA?!?

Now’s a great time do to a Catalog Launch Party!

1.  Gather up some friends – near or far
2.  I’ll send them a new 2017-2018 Annual Catalog
3.  We’ll give them some time to browse and pick their favorites
4.  They place their orders thru my online store, using the Host Code I’ll give them
5.  YOU cash in when you close your Workshop!

Easy Peasy!


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT 

 


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

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

Basic Black Card Stock: 3 3/4″ x 5″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 1 1/8″ x 4″ (mat under Old Olive DSP strip); 2 1/2″ x 2 7/8″ (sentiment mat); 7/8″ x 3 3/4″ (mat for inner liner strip)

Very Vanilla Card Stock:  3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″ (inner liner)

Delightful Daisy DSP: 3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″ (card front); 1″ x 3 7/8″ (Old Olive DSP strip on front); 3/4″ x 3 5/8″ (inner liner strip); envelope flap  

Wood Textures DSP Stack:  2 3/8″ x 2 3/4″ (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…

I don’t even need to ‘splain this picture, I don’t think.

Just enjoy the adorableness.

TTFN

M

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Stampin’ Up! Feathery Friendly Tabs & Squares!

Happy Long-Weekend, y’all!  Hope wherever you are will give you a lovely weekend to enjoy outdoors – and not surface-of-the-sun hot, either!  And, please, while you’re preparing for your family picnics and parties on Monday – take a moment to remember the folks still fighting the good fight so we can enjoy our weekend in safety and peace. 

So, the other day, when I made the sponged squares card, I actually got about 1/4 of a way thru the card I’m sharing with y’all today.  I had a concept in my head, but…it really needed a few extra colors (remember the sponged window card was working a Green/Gray/White color challenge.  You can see that one right here if you didn’t get to see it before.)  I finally gave up on it – at some point in the day, you have to cut your losses and drive on.  Or do your blog post at midnight! 😉

But – I held on to the squares I’d stamped and cut.  I was using the Host-exclusive stamp set called Feathery Friends and a little of the new Fresh Florals DSP Stack.  When I went to finish it, I added a few sentiment images from the new Tabs For Everything stamp set to make a pretty little card for y’all.  Take a look-see:

 

This sketch, from the CAS-ual Fridays blogspot, is one I’d been intrigued with since I saw it.

And I figured I’d play along with the Stamp Ink Paper challenge, too.  I mean – I’m a Card Maker.  And this was my choice, so… 🙂

To begin, I stamped the pretty little flower from the Feathery Friends stamp set in Tranquil Tide ink on Whisper White and cut it with the smallest Stitched Shapes square die (that’s about 1 1/8″ square).  I matted each square on a scalloped-edge square cut from a piece of Tranquil Tide paper in the new Fresh Florals DSP Stack.  I did that 8 times in all!

I lightly colored each flower with my Powder Pink Stampin’ Writes Marker – be careful doing this, the Tranquil Tide ink will bleed!  Then I used Liquid Glue to adhere each square to my Whisper White card front.  I left the center square open.

The center, sentiment, square is cut from Whisper White with a second Stitched Shapes Framelits die.  I stamped the little bird from Feathery Friends in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and colored it with my Tranquil Tide, Powder Pink and yes, Lemon-Lime Twist!!, Stampin’ Write Markers.

For my sentiment, I pulled a couple of words from the handy little Tabs For Everything (avail 1 June!) and stamped them in Tranquil Tide.  This is a photopolymer set, so it was easy to get the words right where I wanted them.

I matted the square on a scalloped-edge square of the Tranquil Tide Fresh Florals DSP and popped it over the top of the other squares with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I adhered the panel to a Powder Pink mat and then wrapped a piece of Powder Pink 1/2″ Finely Woven Ribbon around it, securing it in the back with scotch tape.  Then I used another short length to tie a “faux bow” – which is just a tight knot around the first piece of ribbon, with the ends trimmed nicely.  And that was it for the card front.

On the inside, I stamped the flowers from Feathery Friends in Tranquil Tide a few times on a Whisper White panel.  Then I colored them with the Powder Pink Stampin’ Write Marker.

I SNAILd the panel to a Powder Pink mat and into my Tranquil Tide card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more of the Feathery Friends flowers across the front…

…and then I added a little more Tranquil Tide Fresh Florals DSP to the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I really love this kind of card – with the grid of images.  And I think this one, with the flowers from Feathery Friends, came out just right!  I hope you like!

TTFN

Mary  


HOST CODE FOR 16 MAY – 31 MAY: TFGC4A4Z
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.


The Countdown Is On…

Stamps-N-Lingers 2017-2018 Annual Catalog Shares

 

What are catalog shares, you ask?  Well…think of them as a Test Drive of a new catalog!

In this Annual Catalog, there are 16 new Designer Papers….14 new Embellishments…..and more new ribbons than I can count!!  If you were to buy one of each of them –  you’d spend over $600!  Shares are a great way to get a little of everything from the new Catalog!  You get a chance to “try before you buy”!

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 couple of free extra goodies!!).  You can get all the details and a full list of what you’ll get with each share type and get signed up for your Share right here.  Don’t delay – 30 May is the cutoff date!


PAPER PUMPKIN NEWS!

Here’s the fine-print!

  • For first-time subscribers only.
  • Subscribers must join by Saturday, June 10, 2017; 11:50 PM (MT).
  • Available for month-to-month subscriptions, not prepaid subscriptions.
  • Discount applied to one kit per month for the first three months of a new subscription. After that, the price for each month’s kit will return to the regular price of $19.95
  • Enter the promo code, STARTHERE, at PaperPumpkin.com to subscribe.

Only a Few More Days to Get These Value-Packed Bundles!

They Go Away at the End of the Day on 31 May!!

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!  Nope – they go away at the end of May.

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

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! 😎

Get a complete list of everything included in both bundles on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page!


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT

Feathery Friends will be available with Stampin’ Rewards on 1 June.  Tabs For Everything will also be available on 1 June, as will the 2017-2018 In Colors products!  It’s almost here, y’all!! 🙂


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Tranquil Tide Card Stock (avail right now in the Premium Eastern Palace Bundle!): 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, score and fold at 5 1/2″)

Powder Pink Card Stock (avail 1 June): 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner)

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); 1 1/8″ Stitched Shapes squares (x8 – flower squares); 2 1/8″ Stitched Shapes square (sentiment square)

Fresh Florals DSP (avail 1 June): 1 1/8″ scallop square (x8 – mat for floral squares); 2 1/4″ scallop square (mat for sentiment square); 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…

Our days are driven by routine – it’s a by-product of having animals.  Dog goes out when I get up.

Dog comes in and has a nap.

We feed the horses at 8.  Run the dog around.  Play some bumper.  He goes for a pond.

Let the horses out.  Clean the stalls.

Back inside.  Mom starts her work day on the computer.

Cats beg for food.  

Dog eats cat food Mom throws for noisy cats.

Cat settles down for a snooze by the back door – especially when it’s a nice summer day and the door’s open.

That’s Leo.  He’s eyeballing some chipmunks and a few birds.

Finn – checks out breakfast and usually decides he’s not hungry yet.

Time to join the cat in the morning snooze.

That’s our morning,  

All the mornings!

Life is good.

TTFN

M

Categories: Any Occasion, Encouragement, Feminine, Friendship, General, Just a Note, Just Because, Love, Thinking Of You | Tags: , , | 31 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Eastern Palace and Delightful Daisy Match Up!

Good Monday morning, y’all!  Welcome to the work week!  Bleh.

That’s how I’m starting to feel about work.  Just…bleh.

Thank goodness it’s still supporting my SU! habit or…might be time to pull the plug!

If you didn’t get to see my Facebook Live video from last night, here it is!  Enjoy!

For today, I wanted to share another Clean-and-Simple card using the wonderful Eastern Palace bundle – the one that will be available in the new catalog.  That’s the Eastern Beauty stamp set and Eastern Medallions Thinlits.  If you remember, the super cool, super-value Starter and Premium Bundles – with the FREE goodies! – will only be available thru the end of this month!  So…if you like free (and…uhm…who doesn’t?!) you might want to consider grabbing up either of those bundles right quick-like!  The info is down below.  This card uses the goodies in the Starter Bundle – but remember there’s even more free stuff in the Premium Bundle.  Just sayin’…

So – I paired it up with some of the Delightful Daisy DSP (coming 1 June) and added a touch from the new Sparkle Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (also coming on 1 June!) and…take a look-see:

My layout was inspired by the Freshly Made Sketches challenge this week:

And my color scheme is courtesy of the Just Us Girls Color Week challenge.

I started with a piece of the Night of Navy paper from the Delightful Daisy DSP and SNAILd it to the top of a Lemon-Lime Twist mat.  This new bright color is an amazing accent color!  For the bottom portion, I ran a smaller piece of Night of Navy card stock thru the Big Shot in the new Sparkle TIEF (1 June) and adhered it with SNAIL.

Using a piece of Whisper White card stock, I cut the Eastern Medallion die cuts.  I laid them both out on the card stock at the same time – and added the largest smooth-sided circle die from the Circles Layering Framelits around both medallion dies.  So I made three cuts with just one pass in the Big Shot!

Once my cut was made, I used the little accent image from the Eastern Beauty stamp set and stamped it around the outer edge in Tempting Turquoise.  I added the sentiment, also in Tempting Turquoise, and the circle-of-dots in Lemon-Lime Twist, too.

I matted my medallion on a scalloped Lemon-Lime Twist mat, using Liquid Glue, and then popped it all over the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card front was done!

On the inside, I kept it very simple, just adding a second Eastern Beauty sentiment and more of the little accents images in Tempting Turquoise on a Whisper White panel.

I SNAILd the panel to a Lemon-Line Twist mat and into my Night of Navy card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals, and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got the little Eastern Beauty flourish in all four corners on the front, in Tempting Turquoise…

…and more of the Delightful Daisy DSP on the envelope flap.  And…I may have added another couple of little flourishes, cuz I liked ’em! 🙂

Et Voila!  This Eastern Palace bundle is just wonderful – so full of possibility – so many combinations!  I just love it – and hope you like, too!  Don’t miss your chance to get the big bundles while they last!

TTFN

Mary  

P.S  Be sure to check out my Online Host Clubs!  I’ve got a couple openings left in both clubs.  One starts on 1 June and the other on 1 July.  Get the deets right here! 🙂


HOST CODE FOR 16 MAY – 31 MAY: TFGC4A4Z
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.


I Have a Few Share Spots Left!!

Stamps-N-Lingers 2017-2018 Annual Catalog Shares

 

What are catalog shares, you ask?  Well…think of them as a Test Drive of a new catalog!

In this Annual Catalog, there are 16 new Designer Papers….14 new Embellishments…..and more new ribbons than I can count!!  If you were to buy one of each of them –  you’d spend over $600!  Shares are a great way to get a little of everything from the new Catalog!  You get a chance to “try before you buy”!

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 couple of free extra goodies!!).  You can get all the details and a full list of what you’ll get with each share type and get signed up for your Share right here.  Don’t delay – 30 May is the cutoff date!


PAPER PUMPKIN NEWS!

Here’s the fine-print!

  • For first-time subscribers only.
  • Subscribers must join by Saturday, June 10, 2017; 11:50 PM (MT).
  • Available for month-to-month subscriptions, not prepaid subscriptions.
  • Discount applied to one kit per month for the first three months of a new subscription. After that, the price for each month’s kit will return to the regular price of $19.95
  • Enter the promo code, STARTHERE, at PaperPumpkin.com to subscribe.

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!  Nope – they go away at the end of May.

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

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! 😎

Get a complete list of everything included in both bundles on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page!


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT

The Lemon-Lime Twist card stock, Delightful Daisy DSP and Sparkle TIEF will all be available on 1 June.  Or you can get them right now in your Starter Kit if you pull the trigger and join my team! 🙂


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Night of Navy Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, score and fold at 5 1/2″); 1 5/8″ x 3 7/8″ (bottom panel on card front)

Lemon-Lime Twist Card Stock (1 June!): 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3 1/8″ Scallop Circle (mat for sentiment medallion)

Whisper White Card Stock: 2 7/8″ smooth-side circle (sentiment medallion); 4″ x 5 1/4″ (inner liner)

Delightful Daisy DSP(1 June): 3 3/8″ x 3 7/8″ (top panel on 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…

My puppy is kind of a goofball.

I think we’ve established that.

And I don’t mind.  Goofy is fun.

But – when he starts doing things that make me feel like a dog abuser….I have to draw the line.

Poor poor puppy.  

His parents won’t even give him a soft place to lay.

No plush bed for this abused pooch.

Nope.  Gotta use a rock for a pillow. 😏

TTFN

M

Categories: Any Occasion, Encouragement, Friendship, Just Hello!, Love, Online Host Club, Shares | Tags: , , , , | 14 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Just Add Text Sneak Peek for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop



Happy Thursday, y’all – and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! We’ve got a super color combination to play with this week – one of my favorites! – 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 colors!!

For my card, I pulled out another new stamp set – this is the Just Add Text set.  And I combined it with some Delightful Daisy DSP and a few touches from the Background Bits Host-exclusive stamp set.  Take a look-see:

I used the sketch at Mojo Monday this week to help me with the layout of this one.

I started with a Whisper White panel, SNAILd on Daffodil Delight for my card front.  Then I used a piece of Old Olive paper from the Delightful Daisy DSP for the diagonal strip.  I used a pencil to trace the diagonal cut I needed and cut it with my Trimmer.  Then I did the same with a Daffodil Delight card stock strip for the mat.  I used Liquid Glue to adhere the paper to the mat and then to the card front.

The middle layer is one of my favorite designs from the Delightful Daisy DSP, SNAILd on Daffodil Delight and then popped on with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

For the sentiment, I used the beautiful stamped image from the new Just Add Text stamp set.  I used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to put it right where I wanted it and stamped it in Night of Navy on a Whisper White panel.  I used my Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Write Marker to color the flowers and a combination of Old Olive Stampin’ Write Marker and Old Olive Watercolor Pencil to color the leaves.  Then I SNAILd it to a Daffodil Delight mat.

I wrapped some of the new Daffodil Delight 1/4″ Double-Stitched Ribbon around the panel, securing it with a Glue Dot in the front.  Then I added a little bow with a second Glue Dot.  Finally, I added a Night of Navy heart Enamel Shape and the card was done!

On the inside, I first stamped some little flowers in Daffodil Delight across the bottom of a Whisper White panel.  These flowers are in the Background Bits Host-Exclusive set coming on 1 June.  Over those, I added a Daffodil Delight-matted strip of the Delightful Daisy DSP.

I SNAILd the panel to a Daffodil Delight mat and into my Night of Navy card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more of the Background Bits flowers in Daffodil Delight across the front…

…and more of the Delightful Daisy DSP on the envelope flap.

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

Jaime Babarczy

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          

 


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

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

Daffodil Delight Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2 1/8″ x 4 3/4″  (mat for diagonal DSP strip – trimmed to fit); 2 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ (mat for Navy DSP panel); 2 7/8″ x 3 1/2″ (mat for sentiment); 5/8″ x 4″ (mat for inner liner strip)

Whisper White Card Stock:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); 2 3/4″ x 3 3/8″ (sentiment panel)

Daffodil Delight DSP (avail 1 June): 2″ x 4 5/8″ (diagonal DSP strip – trimmed to fit); 2 3/8″ x 4 1/8″ (Navy DSP panel); 1/2″ x 3 7/8″ (inner liner strip); 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! 🙂

Categories: Feminine, For You, Friendship, Love, Sneak peek | Tags: , , , | 23 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Lovely Inside and Out Daisy

Good morning, y’all!  Hope your week is going well!  We’re back to summer in GA.  Bleh.  But – the veggie plants are loving it and growing like crazy – so there’s that!

I have a summery-pretty card to share with you today.  I used the beautiful Delightful Daisy DSP and the fun Lovely Inside & Out stamp set with the coordinating (and bundled!) Lovely Words Thinlits.  Take a look-see:

My layout – and several of the elements of the card!  – was inspired by the sketch and photo at the Fusion Challenge this week.

I started out by SNAILing a piece of Whisper White card stock to a Daffodil Delight mat.  The middle layer is a piece of Night of Navy paper from the Delightful Daisy DSP, SNAILd to Daffodil Delight and then to the card front.

Next up, I used the Lovely Words Thinlits to cut the heart die shape from a piece of Daffodil Delight card stock.  When you use that die, it leaves the negative in the piece of card stock.  So, I used a heart die from the Sweet & Sassy Framelits to cut the whole heart out.  I used the same heart die to cut a Whisper White heart, then adhered them together with Liquid Glue.  I adhered it to the card front with more Liquid Glue.

The sentiment, from the Lovely Inside & Out stamp set is stamped in Night of Navy on Whisper White, matted on a strip of Daffodil Delight and popped on with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The flowers are from the Lovely Friends stamp set.  I stamped just the detailed flower images – one large and two small – in Daffodil Delight on Whisper White – then cut them with their matching dies in the Lovely Laurels Thinlits.  They’re adhered to the heart and sentiment with Liquid Glue.

To finish it off, I added a Rhinestone Basic Jewel to each flower and that was it for the card front!

On the inside, I decided to change things up just a smidge, and stamped another sentiment from the Lovely Inside & Out stamp set in Night of Navy.  But I placed it in the bottom corner instead of the middle of the Whisper White panel.  I surrounded the sentiment with a few more of the Lovely Friends small flowers in Daffodil Delight, with a Rhinestone in the center of each flower.

I SNAILd the panel to a Daffodil Delight mat and into my Night of Navy card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got some more Lovely Friends Daffodil Delight flowers on the front…

…and a little more Delightful Daisy DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I really love this color combination – it’s so classic and bright and cheerful!  And the Delightful Daisy DSP really makes it shine.  I think the two bundles – Lovely Inside & Out and Lovely Friends – just went together so happily.  Hope you like – and that these are already on your wish list! 🙂

TTFN

Mary 


HOST CODE FOR 16 MAY – 31 MAY: TFGC4A4Z
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.


Stamps-N-Lingers 2017-2018 Annual Catalog Shares are Open

 

What are catalog shares, you ask?  Well…think of them as a Test Drive of a new catalog!

In this Annual Catalog, there are 16 new Designer Papers….14 new Embellishments…..and more new ribbons than I can count!!  If you were to buy one of each of them –  you’d spend over $600!  Shares are a great way to get a little of everything from the new Catalog!  You get a chance to “try before you buy”!

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 couple of free extra goodies!!).  You can get all the details and a full list of what you’ll get with each share type and get signed up for your Share right here.  Don’t delay – 30 May is the cutoff date!


PAPER PUMPKIN NEWS!

Here’s the fine-print!

  • For first-time subscribers only.
  • Subscribers must join by Saturday, June 10, 2017; 11:50 PM (MT).
  • Available for month-to-month subscriptions, not prepaid subscriptions.
  • Discount applied to one kit per month for the first three months of a new subscription. After that, the price for each month’s kit will return to the regular price of $19.95
  • Enter the promo code, STARTHERE, at PaperPumpkin.com to subscribe.

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!  Nope – they go away at the end of May.

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

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! 😎

Get a complete list of everything included in both bundles on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page!


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT

The Lovely Inside & Out bundle, Lovely Friends Bundle and Delightful Daisy DSP will be available on 1 June!


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

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

Daffodil Delight Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 5/8″ x 2 7/8″ (sentiment mat); 3 1/4″ x 5 1/4″  (mat for Delightful Daisy DSP); Lovely Inside & Out die cut

Whisper White Card Stock : 3 7/8 x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); 1/2″ x 2 3/4″ (sentiment); Sweet & Sassy Hearts die cut; Lovey Laurels die cut flowers

Delightful Daisy DSP (avail 1 June): 3 1/8″ x 5 1/8″ (DSP panel on 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!


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Finn-Fan Fix…

People, I have an addiction.

My name is Mary and…I’m a Finn-Picture-A-Holic.

I can’t seem to stop taking picture of him!

Wayne tells me that not everything he does is cute.

I think he’s wrong.

The dog is cute when he’s making me crazy!

Wayne’s been working on our patio by the barn.  With a spot for my raised beds and a fire circle.

Quality control is essential.  Wiggle-Butt Quality Assurance Associates (WBQA2) is on the job….

….they give their all.  The CED (Chief Executive Dog) is on the job-site quite frequently.

Close inspection is necessary to ensure the job is being completed correctly.

 

It’s critical to leave no stone unturned.  Or left under a pallet….

WBQA2 CED basking in the knowledge of a job-well-done.

TTFN

M

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Stampin’ Up! Eastern Dahlia Wedding Card

Happy Hawmp Day, y’all!  I’ll tell you what – I’m ready for this week to be done.  Work has been a total PITA.  The “real” job – not this one!  I’m ready to not have to think about it for a couple of days.

Or years.

Or…ever!

But…it’s still supporting my SU! habit, so…. you know.  Gotta keep doing it.

So – my card for today is a wedding card.  I made it using a new-to-me stamp called Definitely Dahlia – which is a single stamp with the most gorgeous flower image.  I added a little bit of Eastern Beauty (avail 1 June), some Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers (also 1 June), a little Sunshine Wishes Thinlit action and a sentiment from Floral Phrases  Yep, I was all over the place in my stash!  Take a look-see:

The layout of for my card is from the CAS(E) This Sketch challenge this week.

And the wedding theme is from Stamp Ink Paper.

I started with a piece of Tranquil Tide paper from the new Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Stack (1 June) that I matted on a piece of Tranquil Tide card stock (1 June).  Over that I adhered a Tea Lace Paper Doily with some Liquid Glue.

I also used a couple of Glue Dots – on the doily – to wrap some loops of Gold Metallic Thread.

The center panel started with a piece of Whisper White card stock.  I inked up my new Definitely Dahlia stamp with Versamark and stamped the panel, then sprinkled the image with Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  I heat embossed the flower and matted the panel on a Tranquil Tide mat.

For the sentiment, I used a die cut from the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits set.  I cut the die three times from Tranquil Tide and then adhered them all together in a stack with Liquid Glue.

The second part of the sentiment is from Eastern Beauty.  It’s a curved stamp – but I straightened it out when I stuck it to the acrylic block.  I inked just the words “is beautiful” in Versamark and stamped the panel.  Then I sprinkled it with more Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heated it up.  I added the die cut “love” with Liquid Glue and the card front was done! 🙂

On the inside, I pulled a sentiment that seemed to fit perfectly from the Floral Phrases stamp set and added it in Tranquil Tide ink to a Whisper White panel.  Across the bottom of the panel, I adhered an Eastern Gold Vinyl Sticker.

I SNAILd the panel to a Tranquil Tide mat and into my Whisper White card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got another of the Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers across the front…

…and a little more of the Fresh Florals DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I’ve had my eye on that Definitely Dahlia stamp for a long time (if it wasn’t clear, I only used about half of the image – it’s big, bold and beautiful!!) – I have no idea why I waited so long to add it to the stamp shelf!  I’m also liking the new designs in the Fresh Florals DSP Stack!  Hope you like! 🙂

Don’t forget to check out the Clearance Rack – SU! has been adding more goodies – some up to 60% off!!  Heck – that’s practically free! 😉

TTFN

Mary


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STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:   

The Eastern Palace goodies – Eastern Beauty stamp set and Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers are available on 1 May!!  You can even get the Tranquil Tide card stock and ink then, too! Whoo-hoo!!   


CARD CUTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:

Whisper White Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card stock, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); 2 3/8″ x 5 1/8″ (sentiment panel); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

Tranquil Tide Card Stock (avail 1 June): 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2 1/2″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for sentiment panel); Sunshine Sayings Thinlit die cut sentiment 

Fresh Florals DSP Stack (avail 1 June); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (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!


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Finn-Fan Fix…

Well, I caught him.

Mostly cuz he was sleeping.

Sleeping in the “do you have any idea what your dog is doing and why?” position.

What position is that, you say?

Well….

Maybe there was a bug.  

Crawling on the floor behind the chair.  Or on the cat scratching toy.  Or on the hearth.

And…he fell asleep mid-pursuit.

Bug pursuit.

The struggle is real.

TTFN

M

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Stampin’ Up! Woodland Lovely Friends Sneak Peek

Mornin’, y’all!  Hope this post finds you well!

My card for today is another sneak peek – this time of the Lovely Friends stamp set and the bundled Lovely Laurels Thinlits.  I added a little bit of the Delightful Daisy DSP – sooooo pretty!! – and an old favorite…the Woodland TIEF!!  Take a look-see:

I played along with the Global Design Project challenge – which is a CASE The Designer challenge.

And my color scheme is inspired by the Sunday Stamps color challenge.

I started with a pretty Olive Green panel from the Delightful Daisy DSP (coming 1 June!) and I ran it thru one of my favorite embossing folders – the Woodland TIEF.  Then I matted it on a piece of Peekaboo Peach card stock.

I worked with the corner square element in the inspiration card and made a frame and sentiment panel.  I cut the sentiment panel from a piece of Whisper White, using a square Stitched Shapes Framelit.  The frame is two pieces – one in Always Artichoke and one in Whisper White.  I cut both of the frames with a scalloped square die in the Squares Layering Framelits – using two adjacent-sized dies.  To make the frame, I used the same square-sided die to cut the center out of both pieces.  I used Liquid Glue to adhere the two frames together.

I stamped the sentiment from the Lovely Friends stamp set (1 June).  I inked “Feeling Very” in Crumb Cake and stamped it first.  Then I cleaned my stamp and inked up “Blessed” in Old Olive and stamped it under the first portion of the sentiment.  I also added some Peekaboo Peach flourish images in the corners of the panel.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the sentiment panel and then popped the frame over it with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The floral decoration is all from Lovely Friends and the matching Lovely Laurel Thinlits.  I stamped several large and small flowers – these are all two-step images.  I used Peekaboo Peach and stamped the first image (the fill-in) in full strength or stamped-off-once ink.  Then I added the second step image.  I also stamped several where I only used the second step – some in full strength Peekaboo Peach and some in stamped off once ink.  I cut them all out with their matching dies with the Lovely Laurel set.

I cut a few leaves from Old Olive and Always Artichoke.  Then I built the arranegement with Liquid Glue and Stampin’ Dimensionals, adding a few loops of LinenThread, too.  Finally, I used some new Glitter Enamel Dots (avail 1 June) in pale Crushed Curry and Old Olive and added them to the larger flowers.  The small flowers got a Pearl Basic Jewel Embellishment, and the card front was done.

On the inside, I just added a Peekaboo Peach flourish and some Pear Pizzazz dots (both from Lovely Friends!) in the corners of a Whisper White panel.

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

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more of the Lovely Friends flourishes and dots on the front…

…and a little more of the Delightful Daisy DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I love the versatility and diversity of the Delightful Daisy DSP.  And the sentiments in Lovely Friends are…lovely?? 😏…and quite varied, too!  I hope you like!

A quick note from Stampin’ Up! They’ve update the Clearance Rack with more items – some up to 60% off!!  Whoo-hoo!  So be sure to check it out soon – get the great deals before they’re gone!

TTFN

Mary


HOST CODE FOR 16 APR – 30 APR: GGZD4AQ3

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STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:   

The Lovely Friends stamp set and Lovely Laurel Thinlits will be available as a bundle on 1 June, as will the Delightful Daisy DSP and the new Glitter Enamel Dots!   


CARD CUTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:

Always Artichoke Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card stock, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); 2 3/4″ scallop square (outer frame – )

Peekaboo Peach Card Stock (avail 1 June): 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2 1/2″ x 3 3/4″ (mat for sentiment panel); Everyday Jars Thinlits die cut leaves 

Whisper White Card Stock: 2 1/2″ scallop square (inner frame – 2 1/8″ straight square cut out); 2 1/8″ Stitched Shapes square (sentiment); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

Delightful Daisy DSP Stack (avail 1 June); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (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!


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Finn-Fan Fix…

I’ve got some bad news, folks.

Finn has become a paparrazi-phobe.

Yes, it’s true.  

He gets himself in a cute position, holds his lips adorably, tilts his head perfectly.  And then…

…as soon as I pull out the camera…

…he moves.

Which is all to say that I don’t have a new picture of the Diva.

Can boys be divas??  I don’t know.

But since he became the teacher’s pet at class the other day – he’s been pretty slippery in the photo-op department.

So…I took a picture of something that couldn’t move.

That’s my veggie plants from the Territorial Seeds company.  They’re resting on my recently compost-refreshed bed.  I’ll wait another day or so before I get them planted – I think the chicken and mushroom compost I put in on Sunday is still a little too hot!

This year I’m planting EIGHT Ancho Magnifico plants!!  Chile Rellleno casseroles in my future!!  Yumm!!

Hopefully I’ll get sneakier and have a pic of Himself for you tomorrow!

TTFN

M

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Stampin’ Up! Falling May Flower Garden

Happy Hawwmp Day, y’all!  Although I’m only just realizing what day it is – I spent all day Tuesday thinking it was…Monday?  Which is odd since Tuesdays are the day I do my Newsletter and I spent a lot of time getting that ready!  But, it’s true – I was discombobulated all day.

Which is why the card I did follows a sketch that closed at noon on Tuesday.  And today’s not Tuesday, so… yea.

Speaking of which, I used a technique on this one that I blatantly copied from Amy Koenders.  You can see the card she did right here.  I justified my overt copying by telling myself the sketch demanded a frame, so…almost all the cards that were submitted have a frame.  And how many ways are there to do a frame?  But, I did use a completely different stamp set, so there’s that.  I pulled out the Falling Flowers bundle and then took a sentiment (and a little tiny bee!) from the Garden in Bloom set.  Take a look-see:


So – in addition to the sketch challenge at My Favorite Things – that I missed!, I played along with the Can You CASE It challenge, which gave me my colors.


I started with a plain piece of Whisper White card stock.  Then, using the instructions I got over at Amy’s blog, I fashioned a frame.  First I used the largest of the square Stitched Shapes Framelits and, with half of the die hanging off the end of the platform (so it wouldn’t cut) I ran it thru the Big Shot and cut the top half.  Then I reversed the layout, letting the little “stitches” in the die hook into the stitches that had just been cut to help me line it up.  When I ran it thru that second time, I ended up with a rectangle with the stitches cut into it!


I repeated that process using a scallop-edge die in the Squares Layering Framelits to cut out the middle.  Once I had run thru the Big Shot twice (both times only cutting half of the die). I ended up with the frame you see.  Now, to be fair, I fully expected to have to do it a few times to get it right – but I got lucky on the first go! 🙂

Next up, I used a sticky note that I cut to the size of my frame, and stuck it in the center of my Whisper White card front.  Right below the sticky note, I stamped the sentiment from Garden in Bloom in Basic Gray Archival Ink.  Then, using the flourish stamp in the Falling Flowers stamp set, I stamped around the sticky note and the sentiment with Smoky Slate ink, that I stamped off once before stamping my card.  When I pulled up the sticky note, I had a clear “canvas” for my “picture”.  I matted the panel on Basic Gray and Daffodil Delight card stock panels with SNAIL.


Using the images in the Falling Flowers stamp set, I stamped a few leaves in Smoky Slate (full strength).  Then I cut a sticky note mask (knew that was coming, didn’t you!!) and covered them up one at a time to stamp the little berry image in stamped-off-once Daffodil Delight.  I lined the back of my frame with Stampin’ Dimensionals and stuck the frame over the top of my canvas.

Then I stamped several flowers in Tempting Turquoise (the large two are full strength and the little ones are stamped-off-once) and some berries in full strength Daffodil Delight (I colored them in with my Daffodil Delight Watercolor Pencil), and cut them all out with the matching dies in the May Flowers Framelits.  Then I colored the large flowers in with my alcohol-filled Aqua Painter, using ink from the lid of my Tempting Turquoise stamp pad.


I used Liquid Glue and Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere them to the frame to get a 3-D effect and some Tempting Turquoise and Daffodil Delight Enamel Shapes for the middle of the flowers.

Finally, I stamped the little bee from the Garden in Bloom stamp set in Basic Gray Archival Ink on Whisper White, colored him in with my Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Write Marker and fussy cut him.  Then I stuck him to his flower with a little Liquid Glue – and brushed his wings with the Clear Wink of Stella.  

And that was it for the card front.


On the inside, I stamped a second sentiment from Garden in Bloom in Basic Gray in the middle of a Whisper White panel.  Then, using some sticky note masks, I stamped some Tempting Turquoise flowers and Smoky Slate leaves at the bottom.  I stamped the two large flowers first, covered them with their masks, and stamped the rest of the images “behind” them.  I lightly colored the centers of the large flowers with my Daffodil Delight Watercolor Pencil!


I double matted the panel on Basic Gray and Daffodil Delight and SNAILd it into my Whisper White card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

On my Whisper White Medium Envelope, I repeated the Falling Flowers images on the front…


…and gave the envelope flap a stamped-off-once Smoky Slate Falling Flowers flourish.  Then I added another little bee in the corner.  Cuz I like him! 🙂


Et Voila!  I really kind of never get tired of all the beautiful flower images that Stampin’ Up! brings to us – and this Falling Flowers bundle is definitley one of my faves!  And the fact that they give us so many matching dies is just the icing on the cake!  Hope you like!

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


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Which Color Will You Miss the Most When It’s Gone???

The TIME Draws Near

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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!


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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. 🙂

 


Finally – Stampin’ Up! just let us know that the Card Tin in the Sale-A-Bration flyer is completely sold out!  It was a winner and I’m thinkin’ a lot of folks got it.  So…when you order, be ready to choose a different FREE goody!

TTFN

Mary


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:     


CARD CUTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:

Whisper White Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base – scored and folded at 5 1/2″); 3 3/4″ x 5″ (card front and inner liner); 2 5/8″ x 3 3/8″ frame (cut from largest Stitched Shapes Square and the 2″ scallop Layering Squares Framelit)

Daffodil Delight Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner)

Basic Gray Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (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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FINN-FAN FIX….

‘Member me saying yesterday I figured it wouldn’t be long before FInn-Chewie figured out the transition from stairs to lap?

Well.

Sure ’nuff!  As soon as I hit “schedule” on the post and closed up shop, he gracefully (-ish) stepped across the gap and onto my lap.

So I took a few (dozen!) close-ups!


What a face!

TTFN

M

Categories: Any Occasion, Encouragement, Feminine, Friendship, Happy Birthday, Just Because, Love, Thinking Of You | Tags: , , , | 16 Comments

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