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Stampin’ Up! All Dressed to Impress for The Paper Players

Good Sunday morning, y’all!  Hope you’re staying warm this weekend – we’re back into a winter-y cycle.  Cold enough for covers again.  Bleh.  But…no snow.  No “-” in front of the temperature so…there’s that! 🙂

Be sure to take advantage of my Weight-loss Milestone Ordering Special, okay?  It’s only around thru Tuesday so you need to get hopping!  Let my loss be your gain!

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

The inspiration for this card set comes from this week’s Paper Players theme challenge and the Dressed To Impress bundle and gorgeous Best Dressed DSP was the perfect choice!  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Just Us Girls Guest Designer Witty-Cisms Welcome Baby

Good morning, my peeps!  We’re three-quarters of the way thru my “term” as a Guest Designer at the Just Us Girls Challenge! Which is why I’m in your Inbox so early!  I’m pretty sure you won’t see this for a few hours, but…hopefully it’s a nice thing to wake up to! 🙂

This week is a color challenge – and I interpreted the colors in a not-so-obvious way!  I pulled out the new Witty-Cisms stamp set and used some Neutrals and 2019-2021 DSP to help me out.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Perfectly Framed Sending Hugs

Happy Friday!  Whoo-hoo!  Hope you’ve had a good week and have something fun planned for the weekend.  We’re supposed to get chilly again and some more rain.  Yeah?!?

Oh well – good weekend to plant my new seed starter!  Yep – got me a light stand and seed starter and SEEDS!!  Time to get those transplants started!

Now – on to the card, since that’s why you’re here, right?  I mean…AFTER you read the Finn Fan Fix.  Yes.  I know you check that first!  It’s okay to admit it. 😉

I pulled out the new perfectly Framed stamp set which coordinates with the carryover Ornate Frames Dies (remember it from the 2019 Holiday Catalog?).  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Heartfelt Pleased As Punch for the Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop

Good morning, y’all – welcome to another edition of Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Team blog hop!  Each month we make projects centered around a theme – and this month our theme is Luuuuuv!  We can interpret that any way we want – so…be sure to check and see everyone’s projects – we’ve got a bunch of talented ladies hopping with us this month!

I used the new Pleased As Punch DSP for this one – it really did the lion’s-share of the work.  This pretty paper is one of the goodies coming in the Coordinating Product Release that you’ll see on 4 Feb.  I also pulled the Heartfelt Bundle (with the Heart Punch Pack) and the Detailed Hearts Die to help me out.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Nature’s Positive Thoughts

Good morning, y’all!  Hope you’re headed into a good and relatively stress-free week!!

Before we get going – I’ve got THREE extra Single Paper Shares ready to go if anyone wants them.  $15 +$5 for first class shipping gets you 48 – 6″ x 6″ sheets of beautiful new Designer Series Papers – and 6 Best Dressed 3″ x 3″ Note Cards and Envelopes.  Let me know ASAP if you want one or more of these packs of gorgeous paper! 🙂

I’ve got a very feminine card for you today – using the new Positive Thoughts stamp set. It also uses two wonderful Coordination Products that will be available to you on 4 Feb – the Nature’s Thoughts dies and the Pleased As Punch DSP.  Take a look-see!

The soft color palette is from this week’s CAS Colors & Sketches challenge.

And I think it’s pretty feminine so… I’ll enter it in the Water Cooler Wednesday challenge!

I started with a piece of Petal Pink gingham paper from the new Pleased As Punch DSP and matted it on So Saffron for the card front.

Next, using the large rectangle die in the Nature’s Thoughts Dies, I cut out a piece of Whisper White.

On that panel, I stamped the large leaf image from Positive Thoughts several times without re-inking in Bermuda Bay.  Then I added the fluer-d-doo image in So Saffron – again stamping several times without re-inking.

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

Next up was to stamp and cut all the elements for the collage.  I stamped the big leaf image in Bermuda Bay on Whisper White and cut it with the die in Nature’s Thoughts.  I stamped two Petal Pink flowers and three Daffodil Delight butterflies and cut them out as well.  Then I cut two feathers – one in Whisper White and one in Petal Pink Perennial Essence Vellum Card Stock.  Finally, a few Bermuda Bay leaf die cuts joined the pile!

The sentiment – from Positive Thoughts – is stamped in Bermuda Bay on the Perennial Essence Vellum and cut with an Ornate Frames Die (carried over from the Holiday Catalog).

With everything cut and ready, I built the collage – adding and moving pieces around until it looked right.

Then I took it’s picture!

I used Liquid Glue to adhere all the pieces – starting with the large Bermuda Bay leaf and building the layers.  When I got to the sentiment – I used Glue Dots (they’re pretty easy to “hide” when using Vellum!).  Finally – the last flower is popped on with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I used Liquid Glue to tuck the Bermuda Bay die cut leaves in here and there into the collage and then added a bow tied with Petal Pink 5/8″ Striped Organdy Ribbon with a Glue Dot.

A few Champagne Rhinestone Jewels finished off the card front.

On the inside, I added the large Positive Thoughts leaf in Bermuda Bay on a Whisper White panel, stamping it a few times without re-inking.  I also added a second sentiment in Bermuda Bay.  Over the sentiment, in stamped-off-once Petal Pink, I stamped the feather image from the stamp set.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a So Saffron mat and into my Bermuda Bay card base, added the card front with Liquid Glue and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more Bermuda Bay leaves on the front…

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Stampin’ Up! Beautifully Braided Borders for The Paper Players

Hey y’all – happy Sunday!

I’m sorry about last night – I hate missing our Facebook Live sessions! 🙁  And the weather stayed relatively tame for us – a lot of rain and wind and lightning.  Power DID stay on – but…we really never know, right?  I had my battery lantern right handy!  So – it did seem safer to cancel than to have the lights go out right when I was putting on my 4th dimensional! You’d never know how MANY dimensionals I put on!!  The not-knowing would have just eaten you up!! 😉

The card you WOULD have seen me make uses the new Beautifully Braided bundle and the color scheme is from this week’s The Paper Players challenge.  Take a look see!

And here’s this week’s Paper Players challenge!

I hope you’ll join us and show us your projects! 🙂

I also borrowed a layout from the TGIF Challenges sketch.

I started with a piece of Rich Razzleberry card stock that I embossed in the new Coastal Weave 3D Embossing Folder and matted it on Old Olive for the card front.

I used the Braided Border Punch to cut “braids” from Vellum card stock and Rich Razzleberry paper from the Royals 6″ x 6″ DSP.  I snipped the braids into 3 – 4″ lengths and then…adhered them like pick-up-sticks on the card front with Liquid Glue!

You can see that I used both sides of the DSP – the different designs add extra texture and interest to the monochromatic background.  I think! 🙂

I wrapped some Linen Thread twice around the card front – securing it in the back with Glue Dots.

For the sentiment panel, I stamped the Beautifully Braided sentiment in Poppy Parade on Whisper White.  Next to it, in Old Olive, I used my Stamparatus to add the large floral outline image.

I added the painterly fill-in image with more Old Olive.

Then I cut it out with the largest label-die in the Stitched So Sweetly Die set and popped it over the Linen Thread with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

A double-loop Linen Thread adhered with Glue Dots and some Poppy Parade and Gold sequins from the Peaceful Poppies Sequin Assortment adhered with Liquid Glue finished off the card front.

On the inside, I added a second sentiment from Beautifully Braided in Poppy Parade on a Whisper White panel.  Then I used my Stamparatus again to add the big floral image in Old Olive.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to an Old Olive 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 the big floral image on the front…

…and more of the Rich Razzleberry Regals DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  What a fun bundle – I love the sentiments and big floral in the Beautifully Braided stamp set and the Braided Border punch is super easy to use to create fun elements for your projects!  I hope you like!

Now – before you reach for your ink and papers, check out what our amazing team has created to inspire you this week:

The Paper Players Design Team

TTFN

M

 

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Stampin’ Up! Just Us Girls Guest Designer – Peaceful Painted Poppies Birthday Card

Good morning, my peeps!  I’m back early on a Saturday morning for week-two as a Guest Designer at the Just Us Girls Challenge!

When I saw our challenge, I took it as a clear sign that it was time for a good ole collage card.  So, I decided this would be a good week to go all-in with the Painted Poppies and Peaceful Moments bundles.  And I do mean…ALL in!  Take a look-see:

And – here’s the challenge we’re bringing you this week!

I hope my card will inspire you to get crafty and come on over to play with the Just Us Girls challenge!  Looking forward to seeing what you create!

I also used the sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches for some inspiration!

I started with some of the pretty striped paper from the Painted Poppies DSP and matted it on Basic Black for the card front.  I used a different – solid green – pattern for the vertical stripe – also matted on Basic Black and adhered with Liquid Glue.

I matted a piece of Whisper White on Basic Black and added the sentiment from Peaceful Moments in Poppy Parade ink.  Then I adhered the panel onto the card front with Liquid Glue.

Next, it was time to “grow” some flowers!  First, I used the splatter image from the Painted Poppies stamp set in Flirty Flamingo all over a piece of Flirty Flamingo card stock.  Then I cut two solid flowers from the stamped card stock using the Poppy Moments Dies (which is bundled with the Peaceful Moments stamp set).  I cut two outline flowers from Poppy Parade and adhered them to their flowers with Liquid Glue.

I cut several solid leaf shapes from Old Olive vellum – found in the Perennial Essence Vellum Pack (annual catalog).  The detail leaves are cut in Mossy Meadow.  I again used Liquid Glue to adhere all the pieces together.

I cut a few rosebuds from the stamped Flirty Flamingo and their stems from some of the dark green paper in the Painted Poppies DSP (same paper that I used on the vertical strip).

With all the pieces and parts built – it was time to build the collage.  So…I laid it all out…

When I was happy with it I took the photo (above), then I picked up the “top” flower – and took another picture.

From there, I assembled the collage using Liquid Glue.  I adhered the bow – which is two lengths of Whisper White Solid Baker’s Twine – with a Glue Dot.

Then I added the final flower with Black Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I added some Basic Black flower centers (cut with the dies in the Poppy Moments Dies) with Liquid Glue and some gold sequins from the Peaceful Poppies Sequin Assortment and the card front was done.

On the inside, I stamped a second Peaceful Moments sentiment in Poppy Parade on a Whisper White panel.  I added the Painted Poppies two-step flower images in Poppy Parade and Flirty Flamingo.  A single gold Peaceful Poppies Sequin finished it off.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Basic Black mat and into my Poppy Parade card base, popped the card front on with Black Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more of the Painted Poppies flowers on the front…

…and more of the Peaceful Poppies DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Okay, y’all – how gorgeous is this double-bundle Suite?!  The colors and the dies and and and…. simply stunning!  Painted Poppies – with its Painted Labels dies – provide the images and the Peaceful Moments set with its Poppy Moments Dies adds sentiments and a plethora of die-cut florals for all your projects!  I hope you like!

So – PSA!  I’ll be live tonight at 7pm Eastern on my Stamps-N-Lingers FB page.  We’re going to make a fun little card using the new Beautifully Braided bundle.  Take a sneaky peek!

Hope you’ll be able to join me!  🙂

Tonight.  Right here.  7pm Eastern!

TTFN

M

 

 

 


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

Sale-A-Bration is Going Strong!

And it’s a great time to SHOP.  HOST.  Or JOIN!

SHOP:  During Sale-A-Bration, customers earn a FREE product every time they reach a purchase threshold. For example, if you spend $150, you can then choose three level 1 items OR one level 1 and one level 2. This gives you more flexibility to choose what you want. Below are the qualifying levels. When you look in your Sale-A-Bration Flyer, you’ll see the levels needed for each of the products!

  • LEVEL 1 $50
  • LEVEL 2   $100

HOST:  For Jan – Feb – Mar, hosts with qualifying orders can receive the exclusive Little Ladybug Stamp Set (item 152384). For us here in the US, the workshop or individual order needs to reach $300 (before shipping and tax)!  Check out this adorable stamp set – and this is FREE on top of your SAB choices, Stampin’ Rewards and Half-Price Item (when your workshop hits $450).  Whoo-hoo!

 

JOIN:  Finally – if you’ve ever thought of joining Stampin’ Up! as a Demonstrator (I’d love to have you on my team!), Sale-A-bration is an awesome time to join!

There are lots more details to be found on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions Page.

Or…are you ready to go?  Click here and scroll down to click on the “join now” button and select your Starter Kit now!

Let me know if you have any questions at stamps-n-lingers@comcast.net.


Stamps-N-Lingers 2020 Jan – Jun Mini Catalog Special Bundles Available

As you’ve come to expect, I’ve gathered up some goodies from the new Suites (and beyond!) in the 2020 January – June Mini Catalog that coordinate perfectly with each other and will get you well on the way to making great cards and projects!

I spent some time curating these NINE bundles for you to choose from.  Like your own Personal Shopper.  When you order them, you’ll save around 10-15% off ordering everything yourself!  And every Special Bundle includes a FREE GIFT! 🙂

And – since it’s Sale-A-Bration EVERY bundle will get a couple of Sale-A-Bration Rewards.  The more bundles you order – the more rewards you’ll earn.  Heck – choose a couple three and get the retail cost over $300 (not YOUR cost – the RETAIL cost!) and you’ll receive the totes-adorbs Little Ladybug FREE!

Winner Winner!

Check all the bundles out right here on my Special Bundles Page – then use the handy form at the end to get your order placed!

NOTE:  At the bottom of the form is a spot for you to put your choices for your Sale-A-Bration freebies.  Please prioritize your favorites from first thru sixth choice (and select “Unspecified Choice” for the remainder, okay?)  I’ll order them when I place your order – and will get as many of them for you as I can!  Winner-Winner- better than a chicken DINNER!!  If you’ve got questions on how to fill out the form – give me a holler!

But – this is a LIMITED TIME OFFER – so….don’t wait too long!


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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:  

Poppy Parade Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); Poppy Moments die cut flowers

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

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

Flirty Flamingo and Mossy Meadow Card Stock; Perennial Essence Vellum:  Poppy Moments Die cut flowers and leaves

Peaceful Poppies DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); 1 1/8″ x 5 1/8″ (DSP strip on front); Poppy Moments Die cut “stems”; 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


On Fridays – a thing happens that both Finn and I LOVE.

For very different reasons.

Finn – because of the treats.

Me?  Because of the clean, fresh-smelling house that happened without my help! 🙂

Yep – Friday is….Miss Sonya-Day!

And – Finn absolutely knows -“Miss Sonya is here”.  He flies to the house from wherever we are to say hello and get the treats she always brings!  🙂

The downside – for him – is that he (I) has to pick up his toys on Friday morning, where they have to stay until she’s done mid-afternoon.

They go in the “toy bed” and he patiently-ish waits until it’s okay to start pulling them back out!

He peruses them all.  Paws at them a bit – to seperate them and remind himself of how many he has (it’s a lot!).

Then – with one last pass – he picks THE one that will do for a few minutes.

Looks like Mr. Zombie made the cut today!

Won’t be a minute – they’ll all be strewn hither and yon across the living room.

Exactly.  Like.  A.  Toddler. 😉

TTFN
M

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Stampin’ Up! Lovely Little Ladybug for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Hey y’all – it’s Thursday, so it’s time for another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!!  Today’s a color challenge – and I’m excited to see what everyone brings to the table!  I just know you’re going to see a ton of awesome-ness on the hop today!

When you see the color challenge you’re going to think From My Heart…Valentine’s Day…Love.   Well – I got at least ONE of those on today’s card!  I pulled out the Little Ladybug special Host stamp set from the 2020 Sale-A-Bration Flyer and added some From the Heart Specialty DSP to make a…birthday card!  Take a look-see:

I’m guessing you’ve probably guessed the challenge?

I pulled my layout inspiration from the Freshly Made Sketches challenge this week.

I started with some From My Heart Specialty DSP – look at that shiny red foiling!!  Wow!  I matted that panel on Basic Black for the card front.

The smaller art panel is Whisper White.  I used my Stamparatus to stamp the big flower from Little Ladybug in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, then I matted it on Basic Black and adhered it to the card front with Liquid Glue.

I stamped the sentiment from Little Ladybug in Versamark Ink on a piece of Flirty Flamingo cardstock.  I sprinkled it with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heated it with my Heat Tool.  When it had cooled a little, I cut it out with the smallest rectangle die in the new (and WONDERFUL!!!) Stitched So Sweetly Die set.

I popped the sentiment on with Black Stampin’ Dimensionals.

For the ladybug herself, I stamped her twice in Tuxedo Black using my Stamparatus – once on Whisper White and then once on a different From My Heart Specialty DSP design.

The Whisper White version was cut out with the ….drum roll, please!!…the new LADYBUG DIES!!

How cool are those?  And you’ll be able to get them on 4 Feb!  Or…right now if you join Stampin’ Up!! 😉

Anywho – I cut the Whisper White version with the die. I colored her face with my Light Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blend – with a dab of rouge with my Light Flirty Flamingo Blend.

On the DSP ladybug, I fussy cut just the wings.  ‘I also cut part way up the line dividing the wings – to partially separate them.  I used a stylus on the back of the wings to round them a bit and colored them with my Light Flirty Flamingo Stampin’ Blend.

I added them to the Whisper White ladybug with a Black Stampin’ Dimensional – a full one under the larger wing and a little piece under the small side.  I used a dimensional and some Liquid Glue to add the ladybug to the card front.  Then I finished it off with some From My Heart Faceted Gems – adhered with tiny dabs of Liquid Glue.

On the inside, I used my Stamparatus to add a second sentiment from Little Ladybug in Real Red on a Whisper White panel.  Then I stamped another little ladybug in Tuxedo Black and colored it with my Real Red Stampin’ Blends Combo, Light Smoky Slate and Light Flirty Flamingo.  I used my Stampin’ Blend Color Lifter to lighten the middle of her belly – to make her a little…rounder!

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Basic Black mat and into my Flirty Flamingo card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got another ladybug on the front…

…and more of that gorgeous From My Heart Specialty DSP on the envelope flap!

Et Voila!  This is such a pretty color combination and the beautiful foil-accented From My Heart Specialty DSP is all-in with it!  I think we can all agree that the Little Ladybug stamp set – which you can get for FREE with a $300 order while Sale-A-Bration is going on! – is simply the cutest.  And…with the pending addition of the Ladybug Dies?  Oh my goodness!!  I hope you like!

Now that you’ve seen my card, take a minute to hop thru all our projects today  If you click on the Next Blog button, you’ll go right to Kristi’s page. And you can just click on the names below to go direct to all the blogs!

Amy Koenders

Mary Deatherage – YOU ARE HERE!

Kristi Gray

Jaimie Babarczy

Karen Finkle

Eva Dobilas

Akiko Sudano

Karen Ksenzakovic

Have fun on the Hop!!

TTFN

M

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 1 JAN – 15 JAN: B3JD39GG

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

**Please note: Due to an increased number of orders that I’ve recently been receiving that have been in the $10-$20 range, I’ve had to change my host code reward to include only orders of $50+.  Unfortunately, it’s not fair to those who are ordering $50+ and there are not enough host $$ generated from orders under $50 to cover the $10 gifts.  Therefore, I won’t be able to continue to offer that bonus on every order.  Thanks for your understanding!


Coordination Product Release!!

Have you heard the rumors about DIE Sets that match Sale-A-Bration stamp sets?

Well – they’re true! And you’ll be able to get them on 4 Feb.

UNLESS…you take advantage of the SAB joining special and sign up NOW. Then – you’d be able to join in the Pre-Order of these goodies like I did!!

Just sayin’! 🙂


Sale-A-Bration is Going Strong!

And it’s a great time to SHOP.  HOST.  Or JOIN!

SHOP:  During Sale-A-Bration, customers earn a FREE product every time they reach a purchase threshold. For example, if you spend $150, you can then choose three level 1 items OR one level 1 and one level 2. This gives you more flexibility to choose what you want. Below are the qualifying levels. When you look in your Sale-A-Bration Flyer, you’ll see the levels needed for each of the products!

  • LEVEL 1 $50
  • LEVEL 2   $100

HOST:  For Jan – Feb – Mar, hosts with qualifying orders can receive the exclusive Little Ladybug Stamp Set (item 152384). For us here in the US, the workshop or individual order needs to reach $300 (before shipping and tax)!  Check out this adorable stamp set – and this is FREE on top of your SAB choices, Stampin’ Rewards and Half-Price Item (when your workshop hits $450).  Whoo-hoo!

 

JOIN:  Finally – if you’ve ever thought of joining Stampin’ Up! as a Demonstrator (I’d love to have you on my team!), Sale-A-bration is an awesome time to join!

There are lots more details to be found on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions Page.

Or…are you ready to go?  Click here and scroll down to click on the “join now” button and select your Starter Kit now!

Let me know if you have any questions at stamps-n-lingers@comcast.net.

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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:  

Flirty Flamingo Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); 5/8″ x 1 3/4″ Stitched So Sweetly Die cut (sentiment)

Basic Black Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3 1/4″ x 3 7/8″ (mat for art)

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

From My Heart Specialty DSP:  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!


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 FFF’s on Blog Hop Days!

TTFN
M

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Stampin’ Up! Best Dressed Thoughtful Blooms Notecard Set

Happy Tuesday!  Here we go again – the week is flying by!  You’re almost out of days to take advantage of my Double Peppermints Ordering Special (that ends on the 10th) and my Catalog Special Bundles (those will end on the 17th).  So….you know what you need to do!

For today – I made a really simple little set of note cards using the Thoughtful Blooms stamp set (a $50 level Sale-a-Bration Reward) and the coordinating Small Bloom Punch (a $100 level Sale-A-Bration Reward).  And I decorated a Mini Pizza Box to create a giftable set!  Take a look-see:

And here’s what’s on the inside!

Those are the sweet Best Dressed 3″ x 3″ Note Cards & Envelopes – aren’t they cute?  The little envelopes even have liners!

For the note cards, I used the Thoughtful Blooms stamp set to add a sentiment in Blueberry Punch to the front of each card.

I added a large-ish stem and leaves image in Pear Pizzazz.  Then I used the large variety of flower images in the set to add flowers and berries in Rococo Rose, Highland Heather, Petal Pink and Blueberry Bushel.

I decorated all three cards similarly – keeping a cohesive look to make it a “set”!  I added some Champagne Rhinestone Jewels to the flower centers because Champagne.  Rhinestone.  Jewels.  Hello?!?

This inside of the cards got a second Thoughtful Blooms sentiment in Blueberry Bushel – and more flowers!

I didn’t do a darned thing to the envelopes – didn’t have to!  They’re decorated for me!

With the note cards finished, I moved on to the Mini Pizza Box.

I cut a piece of Whisper White to 3″ x 3″ and added my sentiment in Blueberry Bushel – and some leaves and flowers like I’d done on the cards.  I also used the striped flower from Thoughtful Blooms to stamp a few Daffodil Delight flowers on a piece of Best Dressed 6″ x 6″ DSP and a couple of Petal Pink flowers on Whisper White.

I added some Blueberry Bushel centers and punched the flowers out with the Small Blooms Punch.  I adhered them all with Liquid Glue – and stuck a Champagne Rhinestone Jewel in all the flower centers!

Finally, I matted the square on Petal Pink and again on more of the Daffodil Delight Best Dressed DSP and….adhered it to the top of my Mini Pizza box with Liquid Glue!

Et Voila!  I have to say, the Thoughtful Blooms is a really nice flower-builder stamp set – the images are pretty perfect and I love the sentiments!  The Small Bloom Punch makes it super easy to add dimension to your projects!  I hope you like!

TTFN

M

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 1 JAN – 15 JAN: B3JD39GG

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

**Please note: Due to an increased number of orders that I’ve recently been receiving that have been in the $10-$20 range, I’ve had to change my host code reward to include only orders of $50+.  Unfortunately, it’s not fair to those who are ordering $50+ and there are not enough host $$ generated from orders under $50 to cover the $10 gifts.  Therefore, I won’t be able to continue to offer that bonus on every order.  Thanks for your understanding!


Coordination Product Release!!

Have you heard the rumors about DIE Sets that match Sale-A-Bration stamp sets?

Well – they’re true! And you’ll be able to get them on 4 Feb.

UNLESS…you take advantage of the SAB joining special and sign up NOW. Then – you’d be able to join in the Pre-Order of these goodies like I did!!

Just sayin’! 🙂


Sale-A-Bration is Going Strong!

And it’s a great time to SHOP.  HOST.  Or JOIN!

SHOP:  During Sale-A-Bration, customers earn a FREE product every time they reach a purchase threshold. For example, if you spend $150, you can then choose three level 1 items OR one level 1 and one level 2. This gives you more flexibility to choose what you want. Below are the qualifying levels. When you look in your Sale-A-Bration Flyer, you’ll see the levels needed for each of the products!

  • LEVEL 1 $50
  • LEVEL 2   $100

HOST:  For Jan – Feb – Mar, hosts with qualifying orders can receive the exclusive Little Ladybug Stamp Set (item 152384). For us here in the US, the workshop or individual order needs to reach $300 (before shipping and tax)!  Check out this adorable stamp set – and this is FREE on top of your SAB choices, Stampin’ Rewards and Half-Price Item (when your workshop hits $450).  Whoo-hoo!

 

JOIN:  Finally – if you’ve ever thought of joining Stampin’ Up! as a Demonstrator (I’d love to have you on my team!), Sale-A-bration is an awesome time to join!

There are lots more details to be found on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions Page.

Or…are you ready to go?  Click here and scroll down to click on the “join now” button and select your Starter Kit now!

Let me know if you have any questions at stamps-n-lingers@comcast.net.


Stamps-N-Lingers Sale-A-Bration Ordering Special!

Just a Few Days Remaining!

Here’s the deets!

1. All orders of $50 or greater (before shipping and taxes) placed through my online store between today (3 Jan 20) and the end of the day on 10 Jan 20 will earn DOUBLE PEPPERMINT REWARD POINTS!!

2. Don’t forget to add the Host Code below if your order is under $150 to get your free thank you gift (orders over $150 automatically get the free thank you gift!).

3. For more information about my Punkin Head Peppermint Reward points (my buyer reward program), click here.

Happy Shopping, Saving and Peppermint-Gathering!

Head on over to my Online Store to get started!


Stamps-N-Lingers 2020 Jan – Jun Mini Catalog Special Bundles Available

As you’ve come to expect, I’ve gathered up some goodies from the new Suites (and beyond!) in the 2020 January – June Mini Catalog that coordinate perfectly with each other and will get you well on the way to making great cards and projects!

I spent some time curating these NINE bundles for you to choose from.  Like your own Personal Shopper.  When you order them, you’ll save around 10-15% off ordering everything yourself!  And every Special Bundle includes a FREE GIFT! 🙂

And – since it’s Sale-A-Bration EVERY bundle will get a couple of Sale-A-Bration Rewards.  The more bundles you order – the more rewards you’ll earn.  Heck – choose a couple three and get the retail cost over $300 (not YOUR cost – the RETAIL cost!) and you’ll receive the totes-adorbs Little Ladybug FREE!

Winner Winner!

Check all the bundles out right here on my Special Bundles Page – then use the handy form at the end to get your order placed!

NOTE:  At the bottom of the form is a spot for you to put your choices for your Sale-A-Bration freebies.  Please prioritize your favorites from first thru sixth choice (and select “Unspecified Choice” for the remainder, okay?)  I’ll order them when I place your order – and will get as many of them for you as I can!  Winner-Winner- better than a chicken DINNER!!  If you’ve got questions on how to fill out the form – give me a holler!

But – the is a LIMITED TIME OFFER – so….don’t wait too long!


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

Product List

Card Cuts Used in This Project:  

Best Dressed 3″ x 3″ Note Cards & Envelopes

Petal Pink Card Stock: 3 1/8″ x 3 1/8″ (mats for top of Mini Pizza Box)

Whisper White Card Stock: 3″ x 3″ (top of Mini Pizza Box); Small Blooms Punched flowers

Best Dressed 6″ x 6″ DSP:  3 1/4″ x 3 1/4″ (second mat for top of Mini Pizza Box); Small Blooms Punched flowers


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 wants all y’all who ordered 2020 Jan – Jun Mini Catalog shares from the Mom to know…

The whole Stamps-N-Lingers “krew” was working diligently –  late into the night on Monday…

…and he and the Mom will take all your goodies to the Post Office today.

That is all.

TTFN
M

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Stampin’ Up! Welcome to the Team Gang’s All Meer

Happy Monday, y’all!  Are you having fun with Sale-A-Bration?!?  Some really fun goodies to get for FREE!!  And a wonderful Joining Special!  And Double Peppermints!  It’s a great time to be a STAMPER!!!  Wow!

So – speaking of Sale-A-Bration, I’ve got a cute card today that uses a stamp set I got for free and YOU can get for free, too – The Gang’s All Meer!!  I paired it up with the So Sentimental stamp set and the bundled Stitched So Sweetly Dies.  Plus some other goodies I think you’ll recognize!!  Take a look-see:

The layout for this one is from the CAS(E) This Sketch challenge.

And the color palette is from the Color Throwdown challenge.

I started with a piece of Peaceful Poppies DSP and ran it thru my die cutting machine in the new Coastal Weave 3D Embossing Folder, then matted it on Early Espresso to make the card front.

I cut the same design of Peaceful Poppies DSP with the die in the Stitched Labels set and adhered it to the card front with Liquid Glue.

On Whisper White, I stamped the adorable The Gang’s All Meer cats in Early Espresso.  And I stamped the little guy popping out of his hole.  I cut them both with dies from the Stitched So Sweetly Dies.

The images are all colored with my Clear Wink of Stella – using Soft Suede, Crumb Cake and Early Espresso inks (picked up from the lids of the ink pads).

I popped the large image on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and then adhered the smaller die cut with a Mini Dimensional and some Liquid Glue.

The sentiment, from the Welcome to the Team set (2019-2020 Annual Catalog), is stamped in Early Espresso on Peaceful Poppies DSP and cut with the small Stitched Rectangle Die.

I adhered the sentiment with Liquid Glue, added a few Rhinestone Basic Jewels and the card front was done.

On the inside, I stamped a big sentiment from the So Sentimental stamp set in Poppy Parade ink on a Whisper White panel.  I added the little Meer-cat popping-dude and a Rhinestone Basic Jewel.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Early Espresso mat and into a Poppy Parade card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got another The Gang’s All Meer cat on the front…

…and some more of the Peaceful Poppies DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  How stinkin’ cute is The Gang’s All Meer?!?  I mean – serious.  Add in that you can get it for free with a $50 purchase?  Yes, please.  And the So Sentimental Bundle is one of my very very favorites in the new 2020 Jan-Jun Mini Catalog.  How about you?  I hope you like!

There’s a lot of goodness between here and the Finn Fan Fix…so…be sure to take a look, okay? 😉

TTFN

M

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 1 JAN – 15 JAN: B3JD39GG

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

**Please note: Due to an increased number of orders that I’ve recently been receiving that have been in the $10-$20 range, I’ve had to change my host code reward to include only orders of $50+.  Unfortunately, it’s not fair to those who are ordering $50+ and there are not enough host $$ generated from orders under $50 to cover the $10 gifts.  Therefore, I won’t be able to continue to offer that bonus on every order.  Thanks for your understanding!


Coordination Product Release!!

Have you heard the rumors about DIE Sets that match Sale-A-Bration stamp sets?

Well – they’re true! And you’ll be able to get them on 4 Feb.

UNLESS…you take advantage of the SAB joining special and sign up NOW. Then – you’d be able to join in the Pre-Order of these goodies like I did!!

Just sayin’! 🙂


Sale-A-Bration is Going Strong!

And it’s a great time to SHOP.  HOST.  Or JOIN!

SHOP:  During Sale-A-Bration, customers earn a FREE product every time they reach a purchase threshold. For example, if you spend $150, you can then choose three level 1 items OR one level 1 and one level 2. This gives you more flexibility to choose what you want. Below are the qualifying levels. When you look in your Sale-A-Bration Flyer, you’ll see the levels needed for each of the products!

  • LEVEL 1 $50
  • LEVEL 2   $100

HOST:  For Jan – Feb – Mar, hosts with qualifying orders can receive the exclusive Little Ladybug Stamp Set (item 152384). For us here in the US, the workshop or individual order needs to reach $300 (before shipping and tax)!  Check out this adorable stamp set – and this is FREE on top of your SAB choices, Stampin’ Rewards and Half-Price Item (when your workshop hits $450).  Whoo-hoo!

 

JOIN:  Finally – if you’ve ever thought of joining Stampin’ Up! as a Demonstrator (I’d love to have you on my team!), Sale-A-bration is an awesome time to join!

There are lots more details to be found on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions Page.

Or…are you ready to go?  Click here and scroll down to click on the “join now” button and select your Starter Kit now!

Let me know if you have any questions at stamps-n-lingers@comcast.net.


Stamps-N-Lingers Sale-A-Bration Ordering Special!

Here’s the deets!

1. All orders of $50 or greater (before shipping and taxes) placed through my online store between today (3 Jan 20) and the end of the day on 10 Jan 20 will earn DOUBLE PEPPERMINT REWARD POINTS!!

2. Don’t forget to add the Host Code below if your order is under $150 to get your free thank you gift (orders over $150 automatically get the free thank you gift!).

3. For more information about my Punkin Head Peppermint Reward points (my buyer reward program), click here.

Happy Shopping, Saving and Peppermint-Gathering!

Head on over to my Online Store to get started!


Stamps-N-Lingers 2020 Jan – Jun Mini Catalog Special Bundles Available

As you’ve come to expect, I’ve gathered up some goodies from the new Suites (and beyond!) in the 2020 January – June Mini Catalog that coordinate perfectly with each other and will get you well on the way to making great cards and projects!

I spent some time curating these NINE bundles for you to choose from.  Like your own Personal Shopper.  When you order them, you’ll save around 10-15% off ordering everything yourself!  And every Special Bundle includes a FREE GIFT! 🙂

And – since it’s Sale-A-Bration EVERY bundle will get a couple of Sale-A-Bration Rewards.  The more bundles you order – the more rewards you’ll earn.  Heck – choose a couple three and get the retail cost over $300 (not YOUR cost – the RETAIL cost!) and you’ll receive the totes-adorbs Little Ladybug FREE!

Winner Winner!

Check all the bundles out right here on my Special Bundles Page – then use the handy form at the end to get your order placed!

NOTE:  At the bottom of the form is a spot for you to put your choices for your Sale-A-Bration freebies.  Please prioritize your favorites from first thru sixth choice (and select “Unspecified Choice” for the remainder, okay?)  I’ll order them when I place your order – and will get as many of them for you as I can!  Winner-Winner- better than a chicken DINNER!!  If you’ve got questions on how to fill out the form – give me a holler!

But – the is a LIMITED TIME OFFER – so….don’t wait too long!


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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:  

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

Early Espresso Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (mats for card front and inner liner)

Whisper White Card Stock: Stitched So Sweetly Die cuts (x2); 3 3/4″ x 5″ (inner liner)

Peaceful Poppies DSP:  3 3/4″ x 5″ (card front); 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ Stitched Rectangle Die (sentiment); Stitched Label Die Cut; 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


Yesterday was hay-day on the farm.  Not HEYDAY.  HAY day.

As in – the girls have been teetering on the very precipice of starvation for several days now.

We know this because they’re at the gate by about 3 in the afternoon  – swaying piteously due to their weakened state.

So – it was time to put hay bales in the two feeders.  One in each pasture.

Finn….helped.

And so did the girls.

See their ribs?

No?

Hmmm.

After some rolling and netting (we put the bales in giant nets to thwart their “Hay-flinger” tendencies!) and pushing away big noses…

…we had a bale in place in the top pasture.

Finn was done with this nonsense.

He was saving himself to supervise and QC the second bale installation.

Looking about right, Dad.  Keep up the good work!  (Praise in public, criticize in private – he’s a good leader!)

Netting takes some….Dad-on work!

Two bales.  1600 pounds of hay.  That oughta last them a minute.

And yes.  They were still at the gate by 5.  😉

TTFN
M

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