Ordering Special!

Stampin’ Up! Reprieve! And…a Humongous Ordering Special!

Today my card is not a card.  It’s a…reprieve!  

For me.

I don’t have to go to Utah now until a week from tomorrow – and I don’t even have to stay longer.  Whooo!

Well – at least not yet! So…Whooo-hoo!!!

And I got good news about the hotel and that makes it all feel just a little bit easier to deal with.  So…Whooo-hooo-hoooo!!

AND – now I get to go up to our Amy’s Inkin’ Knew Team Meeting on Sunday!  Whooo-hooo-hoooo-HOOOOOOO!!!

Whew!  That’s a lot of whoo-hoooing!

Now – onto the Ordering Special.

It’s multi-faceted.  Ready?

I have a goal – not a dream (that would be awfully presumptuous!) – of having a $1000 workshop. And I want to do it in just one week.  Go big or go home, right?? 😉

What do you think?  Can we do it?  

To help us out – I’ve generated a special Host Code:  YRS26ABP

For the next week, I’d ask y’all to place your orders using that code.  And help me get that chimera of workshops, the holy grail of home parties…$1000 in retail sales!

And – as a thank you to all who order with the special Host Code in the next week – yes this is only good until the end of the month (30 Sept) – I have a few gifts!

First of all – TRIPLE Peppermint points!

Triple points makes it super fast and super easy to reach that magic number of 16 Peppermints.  Remember, when you hit that number, you’ll receive a FREE $40 gift from me that I’ll have shipped directly to you!  With this special – a single order of $149 will earn you an Instant Reward (yep – I’ll round up as a thank you!)

Second – of course you’ll get my ordering Thank You gift and one of my handmade cards (left blank so you can send it or keep it) and coordinating non-nekkid envelopes!

Third – when we get to the $1000 mark, the order that takes us over the edge….is going to receive a really (really!) nice thank you gift!  Here’s part 1 of the Thank You!  

What’s in the picture?  

There’s an I Want It All 2017 Holiday Catalog Share (in the cello bag); the Label Me Pretty Clear mount stamp set and the Pretty Label Punch,  a roll of 1/4″ Copper Trim and one roll of each color of 3/8″ Mini Chevron Ribbon (Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry and Old Olive).  

Inside the cello bag….

Quilted Christmas DSP Stack – 12 Sheets
Merry Little Christmas DSP – 6 Sheets  
Merry Music Specialty DSP – 12 Sheets
Christmas Around the World DSP – 6 Sheets
Year of Cheer Specialty DSP – 4 Sheets  
Champagne Foil – 2 Sheets
Painted Autumn DSP – 6 Sheets
Spooky Night DSP – 6 Sheets
Quilted Christmas 1/4″ Ribbon – 2 yards
7/8″ Striped Ribbon – 1 yard
Jute Twine – 3 yards
Mini Tinsel Trim Combo Pack – 1 yard Silver and 1 yard Real Red
Real Red 1/8″ Solid Ribbon – 2 yards
Vintage Crochet Trim – 1 yard
Stitched Felt Embellishments – 3 total – one of each of 3 designs
Mini Ornaments – 2
Green Sprigs – 2
Acetate Card Boxes – 1
Season of Glitz Mini Gift Bows – 9 total – 3 Green, 3 Red, 3 White
Foil Snowflakes – 4 total – 2 Silver, 2 Gold
Year of Cheer Embellishments – 4 total – one each of two designs in Silver and Gold
Mini Pizza Boxes – 1
3″ x 3″ Whisper White Envelopes – 4
Treat Tubes – 2
Christmas Around the World Embellishments – 3 total – one of each of 3 designs

Finally – on top of all that – Part 2 of the Thank You… the person making that final “push” order will get to spend all the Stampin’ Rewards, choose a half-price item and will receive the beautiful Merry Patterns stamp set!

Say whaaaaaaat?!?

You heard me right.  I didn’t stutter. 😉  All the Stampin’ Rewards (we’re talking $160 on a $1000 show)

A half-price item.

And the Merry Patterns stamp set!!  

And that’s on top of TRIPLE Peppermints, an Ordering Gift, a handmade card to keep or send, and the “candy” in the picture!

So – help me out, y’all – let’s hit this goal!  

TTFN

Mary  

P.S.  If you’ve been eyeballing my special Holiday Catalog bundles – now’s a great time to order!  I’ll use our special host code and that’ll count towards our goal.  And might even be the “final” order needed to go over $1000 – and you know what that would mean! 🙂


HOST CODE FOR 16 SEPTEMBER – 30 SEPTEMBER: YRS26ABP (Yes – this is the “Special” code that will reach our goal!)

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. 


MERRY PATTERNS HOST PROMOTION

Host a workshop or place an individual order totaling $300 or more (before shipping and tax) by the end of October, and you’ll earn this cool new stamp set for free!  Click the picture to open up a printable flyer!

Version 2

Get all the details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page right….here!


STAMPS-N-LINGERS BUNDLES

I’ve got some really cool Bundles for you to choose from – each of which will save you about 15%!  

Merry Little Labels Bundle (Wood or Clear Mount)

Quilted Christmas Bundle 

Painted Autumn Bundle

Spooky Night Bundle 

Christmas Around the World Bundle

Merry Little Christmas Bundle (Wood or Clear Mount) 

And – these bundles will also get you Peppermint Rewards Points from me!  And the September Tutorial – featuring the Painted Harvest Stamp Set.

Head over to my Bundles page – here – and check out all the details and get them for yourself! 🙂


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  

One of the coolest pieces of my “reprieve” is getting an extra week with Finn.  An extra week to….

Or just to gaze upon his so-handsome self…

Seriously.

Handsome!

TTFN

M  

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Stampin’ Up! Merry Patterns Video Sneak Peek

Good mornin’, y’all!  I hope your weekend is going well.  If you’re in harm’s way today – I hope you’re safe.

As you’ve come to expect, this post is a sneak peek of the card we’ll do on my Facebook Live video tonight at 8pm Eastern.  I hope you’ll be able to join us!

There’s a super cool promotion going on right now – the Merry Patterns Host Promotion – host a workshop or place an individual order totalling $300 or more in products (so…before shipping and tax), then you’ll receive the fun Merry Patterns stamp set FREE!!  To give you a little preview, my card tonight will be using the new set!  Here’s a sneaky peek:

I do hope you’ll be able to join me – here’s a link to my Stamps-N-Lingers FB page!  8pm Eastern!

TTFN

Mary

P.S.  Check out my Bundles Page!  Read on….


STAMPS-N-LINGERS BUNDLE SALE

You’ve had some time to peruse the supercalafragileisticespyalodocious Holiday Catalog and I know you want a lot lot lot!  So, I’ve got some really cool Bundles for you to choose from – each of which will save you about 15%!  

Merry Little Labels Bundle (Wood or Clear Mount)

Quilted Christmas Bundle 

Painted Autumn Bundle

Spooky Night Bundle 

Christmas Around the World Bundle

Merry Little Christmas Bundle (Wood or Clear Mount) 

And – TODAY ONLY! – these bundles will also get you Double Peppermint Points from me!  And the September Tutorial – featuring the Painted Harvest Stamp Set.

Head over to my Bundles page – here – and check out all the details and get them for yourself! 🙂


HOST CODE FOR 1 SEPTEMBER – 15 SEPTEMBER: 3UPGQ49U

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.


TODAY’S THE LAST DAY!

DOUBLE PEPPERMINT REWARD POINTS!

I’m offering Double Peppermint Reward Points for every order of $50 or more (before shipping and taxes) thru the 10th of September!!  Don’t miss your chance to earn extra points towards a FREE $40 gift of your choice!  When you gather up 16 peppermints, you’ll be able to select any product (or products!) valued at $40 and I’ll ship it directly to you for free!  Normally, you earn one peppermint for each $25 you spend (before shipping and taxes).  During this special – you’ll get TWO for each $25 when you spend $50. 🙂

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

Let me know if you have any questions!


MERRY PATTERNS HOST PROMOTION

Host a workshop or place an individual order totaling $300 or more (before shipping and tax) by the end of October, and you’ll earn this cool new stamp set for free!  Click the picture to open up a printable flyer!

Version 2

Get all the details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page right….here!


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  

We had company last night – a friend of mine and his family who drove up to escape Irma.  They came to dinner and we all got to meet his wife and two lovely daughters.

Finn. Was.  In.  Heaven.  Check it.

 

Pretty sure the picture tells the whole story!

After dinner and this little love-fest, the girls asked if they could see my cards.  Duh – of course I said yes.

When I asked if they wanted to make a card…duh – of course they said yes!

So, while Finny stayed out with the adults, the young ladies and I went in and they each made my Spooky Cat silhouette card!

And a good time was had by all.

TTFN

M  

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Stampin’ Up! Bunches of Bundles SALE and Merry Little Labels Gift Box

Happy Saturday, y’all!  I hope this finds you well.  If you’re awaiting Irma – I hope this finds you safe.  Interestingly, it appears she’s headed for Atlanta.  Likely will be down to tropical storm level when she arrives, but…I suspect we’re in for a day or two of a mess.  Nothing like folks in FL, though! 😦

I’ve got a really cool offering of some special Holiday bundles that I’ve put together.  Think of them as …Curated Collections!  Like I’m your….Personal Buyer!  Yea!  That’s it!!  Those follow a quick look at…

I made this pretty little Christmas gift box with a Mini Pizza Box and a few goodies from the Merry Little Labels group of products.  I also pulled in the Winter Wonder TIEF – and embossed the top of the Mini Pizza Box before I put it together.

I used my Fine Tip Glue Pen to lightly trace the embossed image and then sprinkled it with Dazzling Diamonds Stampin’ Glitter.  Once it was good and dry, I assembled the box.

The ribbon is 7/8″ Striped Ribbon – I wrapped a piece around the box and secured the ends with Glue Dots.  Then I adhered all the decorations to that band of ribbon, so that the recipient can just slide it off to get to the gift or goody on the inside!

I used some Glue Dots to wind a couple of loops of Silver Mini Tinsel Trim around.  Over that is a large bow of the 7/8″ Striped Ribbon, a couple of Green Sprigs and a Mini Ornament.

The tag is from the Merry Little Labels stamp set, heat embossed in Silver on Whisper White and then punched with the new Everyday Label Punch.  I added a hole with my 1/8″ Handheld Punch and then tied a piece of Silver Metallic Thread thru the hole and tied it to the bow.  Done! 🙂

So…let’s talk bundles!

You’ve had some time to peruse the supercalafragileisticespyalodocious Holiday Catalog and I know you want a lot lot lot!  So, I’ve got some really cool Bundles for you to choose from – each of which will save you about 15%!  

And this first one will even help you make today’s gift box!

Bundle #1:  Merry Little Labels Bundle (Wood) – $106

(If you bought these, you’d pay about $124, with the shipping and taxes)!

Bundle #2:  Merry Little Labels Bundle (Clear Mount) – $99

(If you bought these, you’d pay about $115, with the shipping and taxes)!

Bundle #3:  Quilted Christmas Bundle – $87

(If you bought these, you’d pay about $102, with the shipping and taxes)!

Bundle #4:  Painted Autumn Bundle – $74

(If you bought these, you’d pay about $87, with the shipping and taxes)!

Bundle #5: Spooky Night Bundle – $77

(If you bought these, you’d pay about $90, with the shipping and taxes)!

Bundle #6: Christmas Around the World Bundle – $75

(If you bought these, you’d pay about $88, with the shipping and taxes)!

Bundle #7:  Merry Little Christmas Bundle (Wood) – $82

(If you bought these, you’d pay about $95, with the shipping and taxes)!

Bundle #8 – Merry Little Christmas Bundle (Clear Mount) – $75

(If you bought these, you’d pay about $88, with the shipping and taxes)!

Don’t forget that these bundles will also get you Double Peppermint Points from me today and tomorrow!  And the September Tutorial – featuring the Painted Harvest Stamp Set.

So – if these look good to you, fill out the form below and pick your bundles!  I’ll send you a PayPal invoice and as soon as it’s paid,  I’ll get them right on the way to you!  These offers are available to anyone – but I can only ship to addresses in the United States. 🙂

Mary  


HOST CODE FOR 1 SEPTEMBER – 15 SEPTEMBER: 3UPGQ49U

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.


TIC-TOCK – ONLY TWO MORE DAYS

DOUBLE PEPPERMINT REWARD POINTS!

I’m offering Double Peppermint Reward Points for every order of $50 or more (before shipping and taxes) thru the 10th of September!!  Don’t miss your chance to earn extra points towards a FREE $40 gift of your choice!  When you gather up 16 peppermints, you’ll be able to select any product (or products!) valued at $40 and I’ll ship it directly to you for free!  Normally, you earn one peppermint for each $25 you spend (before shipping and taxes).  During this special – you’ll get TWO for each $25 when you spend $50. 🙂

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

Let me know if you have any questions!


MERRY PATTERNS HOST PROMOTION

Host a workshop or place an individual order totaling $300 or more (before shipping and tax) by the end of October, and you’ll earn this cool new stamp set for free!  Click the picture to open up a printable flyer!

Version 2

Get all the details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page right….here!


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 helped the housekeeper today.  She comes once a week (oh, what a wonderful indulgence!) and he loooooooooves her.

It doesn’t hurt that she carries a bag of doggie treats in her tote.

He keeps a close eye on her as she goes about her business.  You know.  Just in case….a treat were to fall out….

But that kind of intensity is exhausting.

Even an Aussie has to shut down and re-charge every once in a while.

You’re on your own for a minute, Sonya….

TTFN

M  

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Stampin’ Up! Spooky Cat Halloween Moon

Happy Friday, y’all.  If you’re in Harvey’s aftermath or bracing for Irma – my thoughts and prayers are with you.  My friends in Florida…stay safe!

My card today is simple and fast.

My day yesterday was complicated and long – so simple and fast was the order of the day.

I’ve seen some cards out and about using the new Cat Punch in the same way I’ve used it today.  I thought it was so cool and had been wanting to make my own version.  So – this seemed like the day to do it.  I added a few pieces and parts from the bundled Spooky Cat stamp set.  Take a look-see:

Buckle up, buttercup – this is going to go quick!

I started with a Crushed Curry card stock circle cut with the largest die in the Circles Layering Framelits.  Then I punched the cat silhouette with the Cat Punch.

Using my sponge dauber, I added a little bit of shadowing on my moon with Crushed Curry ink.

I used Stampin’ Dimensionals (Mini and Regular) to pop the moon over a Basic Black panel.

I matted the card front on a Crushed Curry mat with Fast Fuse, then wrapped some Crushed Curry Solid Baker’s Twine around the panel 3 times, securing it in the back with scotch tape.

I used a Glue Dot under the three strands near the left side of the card to draw them together (like they’d been tied together).  Over that, I added a bow tied from three strands of the Baker’s Twine.

The sentiment, from Spooky Cat, is stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on a Crushed Curry strip.  I snipped banner ends and then popped it on the card front with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Simple doesn’t have to mean no bling at all – so I added a single gold star Metallic Enamel Shape to the corner.  And that was it for the card front.

On the inside, I used the negative space of my moon circle as a stencil and sponged a “moon” in Crushed Curry on a Whisper White panel.  Over that, I added the fun cat image from Spooky Cat.

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Crushed Curry mat and into my Basic Black card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got another sponged moon on the front – along with some cat eyes from Spooky Cat in Tuxedo Black…

…and I added more cat faces to the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I fell in love with this technique the minute I saw it – so it was just a matter of time before I used it on a card of my own.  And I kinda love it!! Spooky Cat and the awesome new Cat Punch…Winner winner!  I hope you like.

TTFN

Mary  



HOST CODE FOR 1 SEPTEMBER – 15 SEPTEMBER: 3UPGQ49U

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.Stamps-N-Lingers


TIC-TOCK

DOUBLE PEPPERMINT REWARD POINTS!

I’m offering Double Peppermint Reward Points for every order of $50 or more (before shipping and taxes) thru the 10th of September!!  Don’t miss your chance to earn extra points towards a FREE $40 gift of your choice!  When you gather up 16 peppermints, you’ll be able to select any product (or products!) valued at $40 and I’ll ship it directly to you for free!  Normally, you earn one peppermint for each $25 you spend (before shipping and taxes).  During this special – you’ll get TWO for each $25 when you spend $50. 🙂

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

Let me know if you have any questions!


MERRY PATTERNS HOST PROMOTION

Host a workshop or place an individual order totaling $300 or more (before shipping and tax) by the end of October, and you’ll earn this cool new stamp set for free!  Click the picture to open up a printable flyer!

Version 2

Here’s the fine print:

  • Promotion period: September 1–October 31
  • The Merry Patterns Stamp Set is exclusive to the host promotion and will not be available after October 31
  • In order to qualify, the event merchandise total must reach $300 (before shipping and handling)
  • There is no limit to the number of times the Merry Patterns Stamp Set may be earned, but only one set can be redeemed per qualifying order
  • Demonstrator, Customer, Workshop, and online orders qualify
  • Orders must be closed by 11:50 PM (MT) on October 31
  • The Merry Patterns Stamp Set is in addition to Stampin’ Rewards (Yowza!)
  • The Merry Patterns Stamp Set may not be exchanged for another stamp set
Want some ideas about how versatile this set really is?
So…give me a shout-out and let’s get you hooked up.

Maybe think about doing a catalog show

  • I’ll send you a stack of 2017 Holiday Catalogs and a Host Code to give to all your friends!  
  • They’ll place their order online using the Host Code!  
  • Y’all have fun shopping for your holiday crafting goodies and YOU earn Stampin’ Rewards PLUS a super cute stamp set.  

Winner winner, chicken dinner!


PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:    


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Basic Black Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card front, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front)

Crushed Curry Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3″ circle (moon); 3/8″ x 2 1/2″ (sentiment)

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

 

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


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’m just going to share a cute picture of the man.

From soon after he came to live with us, he’s liked getting under my chair.

Recently he’s started really GETTING UNDER my chair – and adopted the “leg hug”.

I have no clue.  

TTFN

M  

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Stampin’ Up! Pretty Seasonal Lantern Wreath

Happy Hawmp day, y’all!  On a short week!  

I love short weeks.

Almost as much as I love long weekends!

In the Holiday Catalog, on page 27, the designers at Stampin’ Up! show a card where they’re stamping a wreath and using a punched out circle to help make the wreath round.

See it?

Okay.  And, there’s been a bunch of cards on the interwebs making wreaths with the new Leaf Punch.  

Well, for today, I decided to bump those wreaths up a notch – and use the punched circle technique to help me out.  I did use the Leaf Punch, but…I also used a die from the May Flowers Framelits, the Pretty Pines Thinlits, and the new Lantern Builder Framelits.  And, since I’d saved myself 10% by purchasing the Seasonal Lantern Bundle – I also used that matching stamp set.  Take a look-see:

The layout of the card was inspired by the sketch side of the Sugar Pea Designs challenge this week.

I started out with a piece of Wood Textures DSP and I dry embossed it in the Pinewood Planks Dynamic TIEF, then I matted it on a piece of Crushed Curry.  Like I’ve suggested in the past – I cut my panel a little bigger than I wanted it, dry embossed it, and then cut it down to size.

I punched a 2 1/4″ Circle from a piece of scrap card stock and used that to lightly pencil in a circle on the card front.

Next up, I started cutting. With my Leaf Punch I made 5 sets of Old Olive leaves (and I creased all the leaves).  Pretty Pines Thinlits contributed five Cajun Craze “berries” and the May Flowers Framelits made Crushed Curry bigger berries.  Using the leaf dies in the new Lantern Builder Framelits, I also cut some Champagne Foil leaves.  Finally, I made some little swirly-do’s with the Patterned Pumpkins Thinlits from Pumpkin Pie card stock.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere all the pieces in place and then made my sentiment.  I used the Seasonal Lantern sentiment and stamped each word individually in Early Espresso on another piece of Wood Textures DSP.  When I cut the words out, I tried to make them look like they were on old pieces of board.  I used my Early Espresso Stampin’ Write Marker to edge the two pieces – making sure to be sloppy enough to add some good shadow to the edges.

Using Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals, I popped the two “boards” onto the wreath.

I made a looped bow (aka Billie Moan Bow!) from Linen Thread and then made a double length bow from Crushed Curry Solid Baker’s Twine.  Using Glue Dots, I adhered them both to the top of the wreath.

I finished it all off with some Enamel Shapes in Cajun Craze and Pumpkin Pie – nestling them in close to the wreath.

On the inside, I took a small triple leaf image from the Seasonal Lantern stamp set and stamped them across the bottom of a Very Vanilla panel in Old Olive, Crushed Curry and Cajun Craze.

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Crushed Curry mat and into my Early Espresso card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got more of the Seasonal Lantern leaves across the front…

…and another piece of Wood Textures DSP on the envelope flap.  After I adhered the DSP with Liquid Glue and trimmed the excess, I ran just the flap thru the Big Shot in the Pinewood Planks Dynamic TIEF.  Hard to see in the picture, but you can really tell it in “person”!

Et Voila!  I love a wreath with a lot of “oomph!” – like I like my cards!  And these two or three die sets really came together so well to create a lovely and lush Fall wreath (she says oh-so-modestly!).  Add in the Seasonal Lantern sentiment and Champagne Foil leaves from the Lantern builder Framelits and I think we’ve got a winner!  Hope you like!

TTFN

Mary  



HOST CODE FOR 1 SEPTEMBER – 15 SEPTEMBER: 3UPGQ49U

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.Stamps-N-Lingers


NOW THRU 10 SEPT 17…

DOUBLE PEPPERMINT REWARD POINTS!

I’m offering Double Peppermint Reward Points for every order of $50 or more (before shipping and taxes) thru the 10th of September!!  Don’t miss your chance to earn extra points towards a FREE $40 gift of your choice!  When you gather up 16 peppermints, you’ll be able to select any product (or products!) valued at $40 and I’ll ship it directly to you for free!  Normally, you earn one peppermint for each $25 you spend (before shipping and taxes).  During this special – you’ll get TWO for each $25 when you spend $50. 🙂

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

Let me know if you have any questions!


MERRY PATTERNS HOST PROMOTION

Host a workshop or place an individual order totaling $300 or more (before shipping and tax) by the end of October, and you’ll earn this cool new stamp set for free!  Click the picture to open up a printable flyer!

Version 2

Here’s the fine print:

  • Promotion period: September 1–October 31
  • The Merry Patterns Stamp Set is exclusive to the host promotion and will not be available after October 31
  • In order to qualify, the event merchandise total must reach $300 (before shipping and handling)
  • There is no limit to the number of times the Merry Patterns Stamp Set may be earned, but only one set can be redeemed per qualifying order
  • Demonstrator, Customer, Workshop, and online orders qualify
  • Orders must be closed by 11:50 PM (MT) on October 31
  • The Merry Patterns Stamp Set is in addition to Stampin’ Rewards (Yowza!)
  • The Merry Patterns Stamp Set may not be exchanged for another stamp set
Want some ideas about how versatile this set really is?
So…give me a shout-out and let’s get you hooked up.

Maybe think about doing a catalog show

  • I’ll send you a stack of 2017 Holiday Catalogs and a Host Code to give to all your friends!  
  • They’ll place their order online using the Host Code!  
  • Y’all have fun shopping for your holiday crafting goodies and YOU earn Stampin’ Rewards PLUS a super cute stamp set.  

Winner winner, chicken dinner!


PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:   


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Early Espresso Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card front, scored and folded at 5 1/2″)

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

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

Wood Textures DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); envelope flap  

Crushed Curry Card Stock:  May Flowers Framelits berries

Old Olive Card Stock:  Leaf Punch leaves

Cajun Craze Card Stock:  Pretty Pines Thinlits berries

Pumpkin Pie Card Stock:  Patterned Pumpkins Thinlits swirly-do’s  

Champagne Foil:  Lantern Builder Framelits leaves

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


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


Finn-Fan Fix  

The last weeks (or months…) of summer are fickle.

One minute it’s cool and dry and we think…whew!!  Here’s Fall!

And then…it’s the dog days of summer again.

Well – my little dog has two ways of dealing with the dog days.

One involves water – and it’s one of his (and kids everywhere!!) favorites….playing in the hose!

And the other way to cope is a….nice cool nap in the shade of the golf cart.

Cool concrete – a cool breee – and a bead on the back door in case someone comes out.

Not that he wants anyone to come out necessarily.

It’s just in case, don’t you know!

TTFN

M  

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Stampin’ Up! Painted Harvest Count My Blessings

Mornin’, y’all!  Hope you enjoyed the long weekend!  We had a great day – smoked some ribs that turned out so good they should be illegal!  Spent the afternoon with Scout and her family and a few additional folks.  I sort of blew the diet – but…man, oh man, it was worth it!

I have a pretty, clean and simple card to share with you today, made with the Painted Harvest stamp set and the (also new) Count My Blessings stamp set.  Take a look-see:

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I let two challenges give me inspiration for this one.  The first, CAS(E) This Sketch, helped with the layout.
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And then the Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge helped with several elements…I went across the diagonal from top left to bottom right!

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I started with a plain piece of Whisper White card stock and, using the pretty flower image in the Count My Blessings stamp set, inked it in Versamark and stamped it four times.  I made the sprays come from a central spot and made them so they’d extend beyond the Painted Harvest flower I was planning for the middle of the card.

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I sprinkled the four flower-sprays with Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heated them up.  When it was cool, I used my Powder Pink Stampin’ Write Marker to lightly color each of the flowers.

For the flower, I stamped the larger image in Painted Harvest several times in Powder Pink on Whisper White.  With each stamp, I rotated the image slightly.  Then I stamped the second, smaller, image in Sweet Sugarplum – twice – rotating the stamp.

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I stamped the middle of the flower twice in Daffodil Delight and then added the small three-dot image in Daffodil Delight multiple times.

Then I fussy cut the flower. 🙂

I dry fit the flower over the gold-embossed sprays, and then stamped the sentiment from Painted Harvest in Versamark and heat embossed it in Gold.

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I put a few Glue Dots on the back of my fussy cut flower and used them to wind multiple loops of Gold Metallic Thread round, then I popped the flower onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  To finish off the card front, I added a few Gold Metallic Enamel Shapes.

On the inside, I added another Powder Pink and Sweet Sugarplum flower from Painted Harvest.  And I finished the middle with more Daffodil Delight.

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I Fast Fuse’d the panel on a Powder Pink 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 another of the Painted Harvest flowers on the front…

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…and some more Count My Blessings flower sprays – stamped in Pear Pizzazz and colored with my Powder Pink Stampin’ Write Marker – on the envelope flap.

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Et Voila!  Painted Harvest brings yet another gorgeous flower to life, this time accented by the pretty and delicate flower sprays in the Count My Blessings stamp set.  Hope you like! 🙂

TTFN

Mary  



HOST CODE FOR 1 SEPTEMBER – 15 SEPTEMBER: 3UPGQ49U

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.Stamps-N-Lingers


NOW THRU 10 SEPT 17…

DOUBLE PEPPERMINT REWARD POINTS!

I’m offering Double Peppermint Reward Points for every order of $50 or more (before shipping and taxes) thru the 10th of September!!  Don’t miss your chance to earn extra points towards a FREE $40 gift of your choice!  When you gather up 16 peppermints, you’ll be able to select any product (or products!) valued at $40 and I’ll ship it directly to you for free!  Normally, you earn one peppermint for each $25 you spend (before shipping and taxes).  During this special – you’ll get TWO for each $25 when you spend $50. 🙂

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

Let me know if you have any questions!


MERRY PATTERNS HOST PROMOTION

Host a workshop or place an individual order totaling $300 or more (before shipping and tax) by the end of October, and you’ll earn this cool new stamp set for free!  Click the picture to open up a printable flyer!

Version 2

Here’s the fine print:

  • Promotion period: September 1–October 31
  • The Merry Patterns Stamp Set is exclusive to the host promotion and will not be available after October 31
  • In order to qualify, the event merchandise total must reach $300 (before shipping and handling)
  • There is no limit to the number of times the Merry Patterns Stamp Set may be earned, but only one set can be redeemed per qualifying order
  • Demonstrator, Customer, Workshop, and online orders qualify
  • Orders must be closed by 11:50 PM (MT) on October 31
  • The Merry Patterns Stamp Set is in addition to Stampin’ Rewards (Yowza!)
  • The Merry Patterns Stamp Set may not be exchanged for another stamp set
Want some ideas about how versatile this set really is?
So…give me a shout-out and let’s get you hooked up.

Maybe think about doing a catalog show

  • I’ll send you a stack of 2017 Holiday Catalogs and a Host Code to give to all your friends!  
  • They’ll place their order online using the Host Code!  
  • Y’all have fun shopping for your holiday crafting goodies and YOU earn Stampin’ Rewards PLUS a super cute stamp set.  

Winner winner, chicken dinner!


PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:  


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

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

Powder Pink 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 Painted Harvest flower 

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  

We had a good time yesterday at Scout’s house!

Matt’s girlfriend, Kaitlin, brought her female Aussie, named Hannah.

That’s right – 3 Aussies – and Finn was the youngest.

And – biggest!

He had a total blast.

There were sticks involved…

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Hannah played referee.  

This particular standoff lasted quite some time, with both of them just staring at each other.  Their expressions were so serious and intense.  Getting the stick is important Aussie business.  Please note that Hannah is ensuring that no stick-tug rules are being broken.

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At the end of the day, he was tired but really happy.  And quite ready to go home! 🙂

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TTFN

M  

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Stampin’ Up! Around the World to Bethlehem!

Good Monday mornin’, y’all!  I can say that today and it isn’t even an oxymoron!

I won’t be picking up the blackberry (which is actually an iPhone now, but…I’ve been saying “blackberry” for so many years now…15?…that I can’t seem to change) or firing up the work computer.  So…Good Monday!! 😉

If you were able to join me last night for my Facebook Live video – thanks for spending a little bit of your long weekend with me!  If not, and you’d like to watch the replay, here it is!

I used the Night in Bethlehem stamp set and the bundled Bethlehem Edgelits (save 10% when you buy them together!!) and added a little bit of pretty paper from the Christmas Around the World DSP to make my pretty Christmas card.  Take a look-see:

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The layout for this one was inspired by the sketch challenge at the Global Design Project.

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I started with a piece of Christmas Around the World DSP and matted it to a Smoky Slate panel for the card front.  The sentiment, from Night in Bethlehem, is stamped in Pool Party on the Whisper White panel and also matted on Smoky Slate.

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I took a Silver Foil Snowflake and cut it into 8 wedges, then used my Grid Paper to help me line them up and adhered them to the back of the sentiment with Liquid Glue.  Be sure the Silver side is up!  The creamy color on the back is pretty and useful, but…not so much on this card! 🙂

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

Using the “cityscape” dies in the Bethlehem Edgelits, I cut one in Silver Foil and one in Basic Gray.  I put a half of a Mini Stampin’ Dimensional under each of the end palm trees on the Basic Gray die cut and then used Liquid Glue to adhere it to the card front.

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With Liquid Glue, I added the Silver Foil cityscape die cut – making sure that the bottoms lined up.

I wrapped a piece of Pool Party Baker’s Twine twice around, securing it in the back with scotch tape.  Then I used a Glue Dot to add a silver Year of Cheer star embellishment and a double bow.  A Rhinestone Basic Jewel finished it off!

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On the inside, I lightly sponged a city scene in Pool Party using the “stencil” that remained from cutting the Bethlehem Edgelit die cut.  Then I added a second Night in Bethlehem sentiment in Pool Party and a Rhinestone Basic Jewel.

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I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Smoky Slate mat and into my Pool Party card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

On the front of my Whisper White Medium Envelope, I sponged a second city scape in Pool Party…

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…and then added a little more Christmas Around the World DSP to the envelope flap.

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Et Voila!  This Night in Bethlehem and its matching Bethlehem Edgelits has to be one of my favorite sets in the new Holiday Catalog – I just love it.  I hope you like it, too!!

Don’t miss out on Double Peppermints, y’all!  Not for nuthin’ – if you buy the Night in Bethlehem Clear Bundle and the Christmas Around the World DSP to make this card…boom!  You’ve got enough right there to get those Double Points!  

Just sayin’…

TTFN

Mary  



HOST CODE FOR 1 SEPTEMBER – 15 SEPTEMBER: 3UPGQ49U

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.Stamps-N-Lingers


NOW THRU 10 SEPT 17…

DOUBLE PEPPERMINT REWARD POINTS!

I’m offering Double Peppermint Reward Points for every order of $50 or more (before shipping and taxes) thru the 10th of September!!  Don’t miss your chance to earn extra points towards a FREE $40 gift of your choice!  When you gather up 16 peppermints, you’ll be able to select any product (or products!) valued at $40 and I’ll ship it directly to you for free!  Normally, you earn one peppermint for each $25 you spend (before shipping and taxes).  During this special – you’ll get TWO for each $25 when you spend $50. 🙂

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

Let me know if you have any questions!


MERRY PATTERNS HOST PROMOTION

Host a workshop or place an individual order totaling $300 or more (before shipping and tax) by the end of October, and you’ll earn this cool new stamp set for free!  Click the picture to open up a printable flyer!

Version 2

Here’s the fine print:

  • Promotion period: September 1–October 31
  • The Merry Patterns Stamp Set is exclusive to the host promotion and will not be available after October 31
  • In order to qualify, the event merchandise total must reach $300 (before shipping and handling)
  • There is no limit to the number of times the Merry Patterns Stamp Set may be earned, but only one set can be redeemed per qualifying order
  • Demonstrator, Customer, Workshop, and online orders qualify
  • Orders must be closed by 11:50 PM (MT) on October 31
  • The Merry Patterns Stamp Set is in addition to Stampin’ Rewards (Yowza!)
  • The Merry Patterns Stamp Set may not be exchanged for another stamp set
Want some ideas about how versatile this set really is?
So…give me a shout-out and let’s get you hooked up.

Maybe think about doing a catalog show

  • I’ll send you a stack of 2017 Holiday Catalogs and a Host Code to give to all your friends!  
  • They’ll place their order online using the Host Code!  
  • Y’all have fun shopping for your holiday crafting goodies and YOU earn Stampin’ Rewards PLUS a super cute stamp set.  

Winner winner, chicken dinner!


PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Pool Party Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card front, scored and folded at 4 1/4″)

Smoky Slate Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3 1/4″ x 4″ (mat for sentiment panel)

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

Christmas Around the World DSP:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); envelope flap

Basic Gray Card Stock and Silver Foil:  Bethlehem Edgelits die cuts

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  

Now, y’all that have dogs.  Help me out here.

What do your dogs do when they want to play?

Bring you their toy?

Stand in front of you and cry piteously?

Jump in your lap when you’re not looking?

Finn does…all of those things.

And…

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Questions?

I didn’t think so.

🙂

TTFN

M  

Categories: Christmas, Ordering Special!, Special Promotions | Tags: , , , | 18 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Around the World To Bethlehem Video Sneak Peek

Mornin’, y’all!  Know what’s so cool about today?

It’s Sunday.  But…it’s also kind of not!  Cuz of how I don’t have to work tomorrow!!  Whoo-hooo!!!

I hope you’re enjoying your long weekend, too.

So – as usual, I’m just giving you a little sneaky peek of tonight’s Facebook Live video!  I’m thinking perhaps you have an inkling of what stamp sets and dies we might be using?  Maybe the….DSP?  Take a little look-see:

Cool looking, huh??

Y’all be sure to spend a few minutes perusing the new catalog and then place your orders – take advantage of the chance to earn double peppermints!  I’ve been ordering Rewards gifts all day!  Come on an get yours!  If you’ve got questions about my Rewards Program – the Punkin’ Heads – check out all the details right here.

I hope I’ll see you guys tonight – I’ll be Live on my Stamps-N-Lingers FB page at 8pm Eastern!  Here’s a link right to my page!

TTFN

Mary  



HOST CODE FOR 1 SEPTEMBER – 15 SEPTEMBER: 3UPGQ49U

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.Stamps-N-Lingers


NOW THRU 10 SEPT 17…

DOUBLE PEPPERMINT REWARD POINTS!

I’m offering Double Peppermint Reward Points for every order of $50 or more (before shipping and taxes) thru the 10th of September!!  Don’t miss your chance to earn extra points towards a FREE $40 gift of your choice!  When you gather up 16 peppermints, you’ll be able to select any product (or products!) valued at $40 and I’ll ship it directly to you for free!  Normally, you earn one peppermint for each $25 you spend (before shipping and taxes).  During this special – you’ll get TWO for each $25 when you spend $50. 🙂

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

Let me know if you have any questions!


MERRY PATTERNS HOST PROMOTION

Host a workshop or place an individual order totaling $300 or more (before shipping and tax) by the end of October, and you’ll earn this cool new stamp set for free!  Click the picture to open up a printable flyer!

Version 2

Here’s the fine print:

  • Promotion period: September 1–October 31
  • The Merry Patterns Stamp Set is exclusive to the host promotion and will not be available after October 31
  • In order to qualify, the event merchandise total must reach $300 (before shipping and handling)
  • There is no limit to the number of times the Merry Patterns Stamp Set may be earned, but only one set can be redeemed per qualifying order
  • Demonstrator, Customer, Workshop, and online orders qualify
  • Orders must be closed by 11:50 PM (MT) on October 31
  • The Merry Patterns Stamp Set is in addition to Stampin’ Rewards (Yowza!)
  • The Merry Patterns Stamp Set may not be exchanged for another stamp set
Want some ideas about how versatile this set really is?
So…give me a shout-out and let’s get you hooked up.

Maybe think about doing a catalog show

  • I’ll send you a stack of 2017 Holiday Catalogs and a Host Code to give to all your friends!  
  • They’ll place their order online using the Host Code!  
  • Y’all have fun shopping for your holiday crafting goodies and YOU earn Stampin’ Rewards PLUS a super cute stamp set.  

Winner winner, chicken dinner!


Have You Seen the 2017 Holiday Catalog?

If you haven’t seen it yet, it’s chock full of Holiday goodness!  Click the picture to see it in PDF form…and, if you like a hard copy to thumb thru with a cuppa something warm…give me a holler and I’ll drop one in the mail to you right away!!


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  

After a few days of rain – and a quick switch back to closed doors and air conditioning – Saturday dawned as one of those perfect almost-Fall-in Georgia days.

Humidity down.

Temperature down.

Wayne put on a hoody!

And we opened the doors and windows again.

Everybody likes to sit and smell the fresh air, watch the birds and squirrels and chippies.

Handsome dude, isn’t he?? 🙂

TTFN

M  

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Stampin’ Up! Seasonal, Swirly, Sparkly Snowflakes

Happy Saturday-of-a-long-weekend, y’all!  Hope you’re fixin’ to do something fun!  We’re going to run some errands today – Finny’ll be in his kennel 😦 – and then we’ll make it up to him on Monday!  We’re going over to Scout’s house.  I hear she’s BBQing!

No.  That’s silly – she has no thumbs.

My card today uses a couple of goodies in the Holiday Catalog – the Snowflake Sentiments and Season to Sparkle stamp sets, plus a few dies from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits – to make a pretty clean-and-simple holiday card.  Take a look-see:

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The layout was inspired by this week’s sketch at the Stamp, Ink, Paper challenge.

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I had such a good time making my Crumb Cake and Whisper White card the other day, that I decided to go monochromatic again.

First off, I cut a panel of Whisper White card stock and embossed it in the new Winter Wonder TIEF and Fast Fuse’d it to a Fresh Fig mat.

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Using the three snowflake dies in the Seasonal Layers Thinlits, I cut three snowflakes from Dazzling Diamonds and Silver Glimmer Paper.  I used Liquid Glue to add the Dazzling Diamonds snowflakes to the card front.

Next, I wrapped a piece of Fresh Fig 1/2″ Finely Woven Ribbon around the panel, securing it in the back with scotch tape.

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The sentiment, from Season to Sparkle, is heat embossed in White Stampin’ Emboss Powder on a strip of Fresh Fig.  I snipped a banner end and then used my Handheld Stapler to adhere it to a bannerized strip of Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper.

I adhered the sentiment to the card front with Liquid Glue, added one of the Silver Glimmer Paper snowflakes and the card front was done.

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On the inside, I stamped a second sentiment from Season to Sparkle in Fresh Fig on a Whisper White panel.  Then I added the other two Silver Glimmer Paper snowflakes with Liquid Glue, snipping the excess off the larger flake.

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I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Fresh Fig 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 a few Snowflake Sentiments snowflakes heat embossed in Silver on the front…

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…and on the envelope flap.

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Et Voila!  Clean.  Simple.  And yet…a little bit sparkly!  Love this new Winter Wonder TIEF, don’t you?  And the snowflakes from Seasonal Layers Thinlits are gorgeous – especially in the Glimmer Papers.  The Season to Sparkle stamp set is filled with season-crossing sentiments – and wait until I show you something made with the matching Chandelier Thinlits!!  Hope you like!

TTFN

Mary  



HOST CODE FOR 1 SEPTEMBER – 15 SEPTEMBER: 3UPGQ49U

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.Stamps-N-Lingers


NOW THRU 10 SEPT 17…

DOUBLE PEPPERMINT REWARD POINTS!

I’m offering Double Peppermint Reward Points for every order of $50 or more (before shipping and taxes) thru the 10th of September!!  Don’t miss your chance to earn extra points towards a FREE $40 gift of your choice!  When you gather up 16 peppermints, you’ll be able to select any product (or products!) valued at $40 and I’ll ship it directly to you for free!  Normally, you earn one peppermint for each $25 you spend (before shipping and taxes).  During this special – you’ll get TWO for each $25 when you spend $50. 🙂

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

Let me know if you have any questions!


MERRY PATTERNS HOST PROMOTION

Host a workshop or place an individual order totaling $300 or more (before shipping and tax) by the end of October, and you’ll earn this cool new stamp set for free!  Click the picture to open up a printable flyer!

Version 2

Here’s the fine print:

  • Promotion period: September 1–October 31
  • The Merry Patterns Stamp Set is exclusive to the host promotion and will not be available after October 31
  • In order to qualify, the event merchandise total must reach $300 (before shipping and handling)
  • There is no limit to the number of times the Merry Patterns Stamp Set may be earned, but only one set can be redeemed per qualifying order
  • Demonstrator, Customer, Workshop, and online orders qualify
  • Orders must be closed by 11:50 PM (MT) on October 31
  • The Merry Patterns Stamp Set is in addition to Stampin’ Rewards (Yowza!)
  • The Merry Patterns Stamp Set may not be exchanged for another stamp set
Want some ideas about how versatile this set really is?
So…give me a shout-out and let’s get you hooked up.

Maybe think about doing a catalog show

  • I’ll send you a stack of 2017 Holiday Catalogs and a Host Code to give to all your friends!  
  • They’ll place their order online using the Host Code!  
  • Y’all have fun shopping for your holiday crafting goodies and YOU earn Stampin’ Rewards PLUS a super cute stamp set.  

Winner winner, chicken dinner!


Have You Seen the 2017 Holiday Catalog?

If you haven’t seen it yet, it’s chock full of Holiday goodness!  Click the picture to see it in PDF form…and, if you like a hard copy to thumb thru with a cuppa something warm…give me a holler and I’ll drop one in the mail to you right away!!



PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

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

Fresh Fig Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 5/8″ x 2 1/2″  (sentiment banner)

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

Dazzling Diamonds and Silver Glimmer Paper:  5/8″ x 2 1/2″ (banner); Seasonal Layers Thinlits snowflakes

 

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  

Y’all know that Mr. Finn’s had some “knots in the floss”, if you will.  

Actually – if you will or won’t.  He’s had knots.  In his fur!

I’ve finally just about gotten them gone.

Not by finger picking thru each tiny knot.  No – there were approximately 2,347,432 of them.  And his patience with finger-picking was slim.

So…I bought a pair of thinning scissors for puppy fur.

And I wasn’t afraid to use them!!

The result?  Direct your attention to the area just below the wiggler.  All the way to the ground.  See the difference?

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Yes, he’s more…streamlined!  And – he doesn’t pick up quite as much…stuff (at least not in his fur!!) as he used to carry around.

I kinda like the look – makes him look like he’s ready to work.

Should I do the front feathers, too?

TTFN

M  

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Stampin’ Up! The 2017 Holiday Catalog is LIVE – and Double Peppermint Points thru 10 Sep 17!

This is my second post of the day – if you’re looking for the card I shared this morning, check it out right here. 🙂

The 2017 Holiday Catalog is Live – Whoo-hoo!! – and to celebrate….let’s….

KICK OFF THE 2017 HOLIDAY CATALOG WITH

DOUBLE PEPPERMINT REWARD POINTS!

I’m offering Double Peppermint Reward Points for every order of $50 or more (before shipping and taxes) between today and the 10th of September!!  Don’t miss your chance to earn extra points towards a FREE $40 gift of your choice!  When you gather up 16 peppermints, you’ll be able to select any product (or products!) valued at $40 and I’ll ship it directly to you for free!  Normally, you earn one peppermint for each $25 you spend (before shipping and taxes).  During this special – you’ll get TWO for each $25 when you spend $50. 🙂

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

Let me know if you have any questions!

Happy Shopping – and don’t forget about the Merry Patterns Host Promotion going on NOW!!

TTFN

Mary


MERRY PATTERNS HOST PROMOTION

Host a workshop or place an individual order totaling $300 or more (before shipping and tax) by the end of October, and you’ll earn this cool new stamp set for free!  Click the picture to open up a printable flyer!

Version 2

Here’s the fine print:

  • Promotion period: September 1–October 31
  • The Merry Patterns Stamp Set is exclusive to the host promotion and will not be available after October 31
  • In order to qualify, the event merchandise total must reach $300 (before shipping and handling)
  • There is no limit to the number of times the Merry Patterns Stamp Set may be earned, but only one set can be redeemed per qualifying order
  • Demonstrator, Customer, Workshop, and online orders qualify
  • Orders must be closed by 11:50 PM (MT) on October 31
  • The Merry Patterns Stamp Set is in addition to Stampin’ Rewards (Yowza!)
  • The Merry Patterns Stamp Set may not be exchanged for another stamp set
Want some ideas about how versatile this set really is?
So…give me a shout-out and let’s get you hooked up.

Maybe think about doing a catalog show

  • I’ll send you a stack of 2017 Holiday Catalogs and a Host Code to give to all your friends!  
  • They’ll place their order online using the Host Code!  
  • Y’all have fun shopping for your holiday crafting goodies and YOU earn Stampin’ Rewards PLUS a super cute stamp set.  

Winner winner, chicken dinner!  


Have You Seen the 2017 Holiday Catalog?

If you haven’t seen it yet, it’s chock full of Holiday goodness!  Click the picture to see it in PDF form…and, if you like a hard copy to thumb thru with a cuppa something warm…give me a holler and I’ll drop one in the mail to you right away!!


HOST CODE FOR 1 SEPT – 15 SEPT:  3UPGQ49U

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog or the 2017 Holiday Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


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