Ordering Special!

Stampin’ Up! Flash Stamp Sale and Stamps-N-Lingers Double Peppermint Points Ordering Special!

Hey y’all – Stampin’ Up! announced this morning that they’re putting on a FLASH Stamp Set Sale on 23 Sept!  That’s right – day after tomorrow!  Starting at 12:01am (MOUNTAIN TIME!!) on Wednesday, 23 Sept 20 – and running until 11:50pm (Again – MOUNTAIN TIME!) – you’ll be able to score 15% off on selected stamp sets in the Online Store – and there are a LOT of them on the list!

Stock up on stamp sets at a stellar price! This short, stamp-tacular sale only happens once a year—you won’t want to miss out on these super savings!

And if you were thinking about joining with the current joining promotion going on…you can add the stamp sets that are on sale to your Starter Kit for the sale prices too!! So you get even MORE for your $99 Starter Kit price!  Double-whammy!

Here’s a visual list of the sets that will be available on Wednesday – the prices shown here are the full retail – they’ll be automatically updated in the online store to reflect the 15% off discount at 12:01 AM on 23 September!

Or – click on the image below to pull up a printable PDF list of the stamps that are on sale on September 23:

So start making your list and checking it twice, the sale is one day only!  It starts and ends on Wednesday, 23 September!!  The prices will automatically be updated in the online store to reflect the 15% off discount at 12:01 AM on 23 September and the prices will go back to the full price at 11:50 PM MT that night.  So be sure to get your order submitted on the 23rd!

Drop me a note at Stamps-N-Lingers@comcast.net if you have any questions.

Happy Shopping!

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On to the second order of business!  I’ve had a most wonderful Stampin’ Up! year and it is thanks to YOU all!  You’ve been great to me and really supported me in my business!!  And so…being that the year is drawing to an end AND there’s a huge sale coming up…I wanted to take a second to say….THANK YOU!

So – Finny and I are offering Double Peppermint Points starting right this second until the end of the FLASH Sale on Wednesday!

Here’s the deets!

1. All orders of $50 or greater (before shipping and taxes) placed through my online store thru 11:59pm (MOUNTAIN TIME) 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.

Here’s a link to my Online Store if you’re ready to get started!

Have fun!

TTFN

M

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 16 SEP – 30 SEP: JBMCHDXU

Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift (AND the Monthly Card Tutorial) 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. The September Tutorial features the In The Pines Bundle!

I’d Love To Have YOU Join My Team!

And this month is a great month to do it – cuz…Stampin’ Up! has an amazing Joining Bonus special going on in September!

The Get & Go Starter Kit promotion will give folks who sign up to be a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator additional products to kick start a business OR just get some amazing extra goodies to create 16 super pretty cards in a blink!!

In addition to the already great-valued Starter Kit, new demos will get pre-cut paper, stamps, and embellishments to use however you want!  Stamp with friends?  Yup!  Make a bunch of cards quick-like-a-bunny?  Yup!  Whatever you want to do with all these extra goodies…go for it!

Here’s the deets:

    • This great deal ends on 30 September!
    • In addition to the regular starter kit – you pay $99 plus tax and choose $125 worth of products plus get FREE SHIPPING! – you’ll ALSO receive…
      • 16 pre-cut and individually-packaged cards packs – including envelopes!
        • 8 packs of precut cardstock of the coastal cabana pack
        • 8 packs of precut cardstock of the Granny Apple Green pack
      • A pack of Rhinestone Basic Jewels
      • The So Much Love stamp set – here’s a video of the project ideas included!
      • The Queen Anne’s Lace stamp set – here’s a video for this set’s projects!
    • Use these extra goodies to make samples (using the “recipes” – you’ll ALSO get!) -hold an event with your friends or…for whatever you like!  Would you just like to get a lot of cards made fast?  This is a great tool!
    • Important note: Ink, adhesive, cutting tool, and clear block for stamping must be purchased separately. However, these products may be included as part of the Starter Kit product selection.

There’re lots of great reasons to join Stampin’ Up! and I’d love to have you join my team!

  • Enjoy a 20% discount (from the git-go!) on ALL of your Stampin’ UP! Purchases – and that discount can go up!
  • Receive new catalogs EARLY
  • Order new product EARLY
  • Attend virtual and in person demonstrator only events
  • Join our online Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew community of over 35 Members in our private FB group – and you KNOW we’re having fun!
    • Just this past weekend – we had a wonderful virtual team meeting!  Look at all these happy faces!  We did four projects “together” – got all the updates from Stampin’ UP! – and there was a Prize Patrol!  When you join our team – then you’re a part of a fun community of men and women who love crafting and love Stampin’ Up! products!!

  • Enjoy hostess benefits (Stampin’ Rewards) just the same as customers – yes, in ADDITION to your Discount! 😉
  • You choose whether you want to simply enjoy the discount, new friends and lots of ideas or whether you’d like to start building a business – which you can decided to do anytime.  Or not.  There’s no pressure – EVER!  This is my promise to you!

So – who’s going to join us?! 🙂

If you’ve got questions, give me a shout and we can chat! 🙂 



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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Stampin’ Up! Fun Fold Video Tutorial Sneak Peek

Good morning, all!  Hope your weekend is dawning bright and clear.  Except for the west coast – I hope YOUR weekend is dawning cloudy, cool, rainy (or at least misty) and NOT AT ALL WINDY!!  Praying for the weather to start favoring the firefighters!

So – I’ll be coming to you tonight, at 7pm Eastern on my Stamps-N-Lingers FB page, with a fun-fold.  I think you’ll like it – I know I do.  It’s a riff on one of my favorite fun folds.  And it’s super cute for….pet lovers!  Take a sneaky peek!

Can you tell what it is??

No?  Well – guess you’ll need to come on over and see what it’s all about in virtual-person, huh?? 🙂

Tonight.  7pm Eastern.  Right here!

Not to put too fine a point on it – but…this is your LAST day to pick up the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine AND earn DOUBLE PEPPERMINTS from me while you’re at it.  AND a free embossing folder of your choice (in addition to your usual ordering Thank You gift!).  I mean – you’ll still be able to ORDER the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine after today (duh!) – but you won’t be getting all those great extras when you do!  So…if you have any plans to add this great machine to your tool chest – and you really should! – then this is a great time to do it!  🙂

TTFN

M

 

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Stampin’ Up! Detailed Dove of Hope Fun Fold With Video Tutorial

Happy Friday, y’all!  Hope you’ve got a good weekend in store – mine is going to be quiet.  I’m still recovering from LAST weekend’s festivities!!

If you were able to join me yesterday for my YouTube live, I appreciate you spending some time with me – if not, but you’d like to see the replay, here ’tis! 🙂

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Stampin’ Up Magic Have a Hoot 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 Halloween Fun!  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 like owls.  We have owls flying around our place – and we can frequently hear them in the woods.  So…the Have A Hoot stamp set spoke to me from the jump!  And – since it’s got something for Halloween as well as Christmas  – it was a natural for today’s challenge with a little Magic in This Night DSP!  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Forever Flourishing Ferns Hello!

Good Monday morning!  Happy Labor Day!  Hope you’re celebrating by NOT laboring! 😉

We’ll head home a little later today – it was a wonderful ceremony – and Matt and Katelyn looked so handsome and beautiful.  It was good that I’d made it to the store for the waterproof mascara. 😢👍

Hard to believe the kids are married.  Guess they’ll always be “the kids”, huh? 🥰🥰

Okay – back to the business at hand!  My card for today is a pretty, feminine one that comes to you from the Forever Fern stamp set, with its bundled and gorgeous Forever Flourishing Dies!  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Stitched Love of Leaves Hello

Good morning!  I hope you’re waking up to the prospect of an awesome weekend!

Jan and I did a little shopping yesterday and got our nails done.  We’ll leave in a few hours for the Big Event! 🙂

The card I made for you today is so smack in my wheelhouse – layers – leaves – bows!  I got it done using the amazing Love of Leaves stamp set with the bundled Stitched Leaves Dies to create wonderful Fall leaves!  Take a look-see:

The layout for this one is from the Tuesday Morning Sketches challenge.

I started with a piece of Crumb Cake card stock – and along the long left side, I used the stitching die in the Stitched Leaves Dies to “emboss” a stitched pattern.  Note:  even though this die “embosses” – you use the die cutting sandwich in your Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine – not the embossing sandwich!  I matted the panel on a Crushed Curry panel.


On Crumb Cake card stock, I stamped the medium leaf from Love of Leaves in Pumpkin Pie ink.  I used a Sponge Dauber to add some Cajun Craze and Crushed Curry to the middle of each leaf.  Then I cut them with their die from the Stitched Leaves Dies.

I also cut some wheat grasses from the Autumn Essentials Die Set and berries from the Poinsettia Dies in Brushed Metallic Card Stock.

I added all the leaves and wheat and berries in an arc – using Liquid Glue.  Hint – for this kind of arrangement – build the collage from the bottom up.  So…start with one leaf near the bottom of the arc and then build up towards the top of the card! 🙂

On a piece of Very Vanilla, I stamped the sentiment from Love of Leaves in Cajun Craze.  Then I cut it with the banner die in the Tasteful Labels Die set.

I adhered the sentiment with Liquid Glue.

I doubled a length of 3/8″ Embroidered Ribbon and tied a double-loop Linen Thread Bow to it – then I adhered it with a Glue Dot.

I added a couple of Antiqued Corners with Glue Dots and some Bumble Bee 2020-2022 In Color Enamel Dots and the card front was done!

On the inside, I stamped a second Love of Leaves sentiment in Cajun Craze on a Very Vanilla panel.  I added the leaf over top in Pumpkin Pie.  Hint:  my ink pad is relatively dry – so I was able to stamp it full strength and achieve this look.  If yours is new or real “juicy” – you might want to stamp it off on scrap paper once before stamping your panel.  Never hurts to do it all on a piece of scrap paper first to be sure you like it! 🙂

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Crushed Curry mat and into my Cajun Craze card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got a Pumpkin Pie leaf on the front…

…and some Gilded Autumn Specialty DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Can’t tell you how much I love the Love of Leaves bundle – especially the wunnermus Stitched Leaves Dies!  They cut and emboss your leaves in one pass thru your cutting machine!  Whoo-hoo!

And the added elements from the Poinsettia and Autumn Essentials Die sets just fill it out perfectly, don’t they??

I hope you like!

If you’d like to recreate this card, the products used and all the card cuts are down below!

TTFN

M

 

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Stampin’ Up! Toile Joyful Holly with Video Tutorial

Happy Friday, y’all!  Hope you’ve got a good weekend in store – mine is BIG!

Tomorrow, I’ll head up to the Gainseville area to attend Matt and Katelyn’s wedding.  Jan and I have been discussing what we’re going to wear and when.  We’ll go this afternoon and get a manicure.

Well – two.  One each. 😉

I’m looking forward to the whole thing – been a while coming!

If you’re doing the math, you’ll have realized I probably won’t be on my Facebook video tomorrow evening – the rehearsal dinner is then.  I am…touched beyond measure that we were invited to that – especially given then we’re neither parents nor wedding party!  I guess we’re honorary parents!

Shoot.  Let the tears start! 🥰😢

Anywho – sniff – let’s talk card!

If you were able to join me yesterday for my YouTube live, I appreciate you spending some time with me – if not, but you’d like to see the replay, here ’tis! 🙂

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Stampin’ Up! Beauty Abounds on Dandelions!

Well – good morning and Happy Happy HAWWWMP Day!

These are words that are scaring me a little!  It means…I’ve only got three more days – including TODAY!! – to get my cards all ready – links prepped for next week’s blog hop – and (hopefully!) some work-ahead on blog posts done!  Why?  Cuz – I’m goin’ to the chapel and my friend is gettin’ maaarrried….goin’ to the chapel-which-is-really-an-event-center and my friend is gettin’ maaaarrried!

Yes – it’s here!  Matt and Katelyn are getting married on Sunday at a gorgeous vineyard/event center up north of us!  Going to spend the weekend and probably do some crying.  Note to self: go buy waterproof mascara!!

I’m excited for them – I know it’s going to be gorgeous.  And will post some pictures if they’ll let me!

So.  Card.  Focus.

I pulled an older stamp set from the shelf for today’s card – it’s the Beauty Abounds set with the coordinating Butterfly Beauty die set.  I set the whole thing atop some Flowers for Every Season DSP and a Dandelions 3D-embossed panel.  Take a look-see:

The reason that I gravitated to Beauty Abounds for this one is thanks to the inspiration from the Just Us Girls Wild-Card challenge.

And I pulled my layout from the CAS(E) This Sketch challenge.

I started with a same-size-as-the-front-of-the-card piece of Flowers for Every Season DSP that I adhered to the front of my Early Espresso card base with Liquid Glue.  Hint: be sure that the panel is straight and doesn’t need to be trimmed down at all BEFORE you decorate it. 😉

Don’t ask how I know.  Cuz I know that you know how I know.

You know??

I used a smaller panel of Whisper White and embossed it in one of my FAVORITE embossing folders – the Dandelions 3D Embossing Folder (which you could choose if you take advantage of my Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine Ordering Special!).  I matted that panel on Just Jade and adhered it to the card front with Liquid Glue.

I stamped the sweet sentiment from Beauty Abounds in Just Jade on Whisper White and cut it with one of the Ornate Frames sentiment label dies – then I popped it onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

From some Rainbow Glimmer Paper, I cut a few large and small butterflies with the Butterfly Beauty dies – the larger die cuts are part of the large detailed die – I used Paper Snips to separate out the two big butterflies that I wanted.

I lightly curled the wings of the larger die cut butterflies and adhered everything with Liquid Glue.

And resisted the urge to add…anything!…and called the card front good!

On the inside, I added another full-size panel of Flowers for Every Season with Liquid Glue.

On a Whisper White panel, I added a second sentiment from Beauty Abounds in Just Jade.  Then I stamped a couple of butterflies in stamped-off-once Magenta Madness ink.  Then I added some of the smaller bokeh-dots image in Mango Melody.  Hint:  my ink pad is needing some re-inking, so the image is quite faint, even at full strength.  Double check yours and be sure it’s light enough – if not, stamp it off once on scrap paper first!

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Just Jade mat and onto the inside of the card – and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got another couple of butterflies and bokeh dots on the front…

…and more of the Flowers for Every Season DSP on the envelope flap.  Hint:  there IS an up and a down on this paper.  Just sayin’! 😉

Et Voila!  I’ve been so caught up in the Aug – Dec 2020 Mini Catalog that it’s easy to forget about some of the beautiful sets in the “big” catalog!  But…don’t be like me!  Beauty Abounds is just as gorgeous now as it was when it came out – and the coordinating Butterfly Beauty Die set is…stunning!

And don’t forget that you could get the amaze-balls Dandelions 3D Embossing Folder for FREE – plus DOUBLE Peppermints right now during my Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine Ordering Special!!

I hope you like!

If you’d like to re-create this card, all the products used and the card cuts are listed below!

TTFN

M

 

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Stampin’ Up! New Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine Available Now, Stamps-N-Lingers Ordering Bonus and a Joining Special!!

This is it!  The day you’ve been waiting for!  For a couple of reasons, I’m sure!  This is a long-ish post but….it’s chock-a-block full of good info.  So…do take a minute to look thru it, okay? 😉 Oh – and don’t miss the Clearance Rack Update – lots of new goodies there at up to 60% off – but…they’re all only while supplies last.  Don’t delay!

First off – the brand new standard-size Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine is available for you to order now!  Whoo-hoo!!!

I’ve been using this new machine for a few weeks now – one of the perks of being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator – and you’ve seen it in action on some of my videos!  I love it!

The machine is sturdy and smooth – and the folding platforms are an amazing space saver for folks that don’t leave their machine out all the time OR for those of you who take your tools with you to stamp and craft with others (or – like I did before I retired! – travel on extended business trips!!)

In case you have NOT seen this machine in action – here are a couple of videos from Stampin’ Up!

             

And – we didn’t think the Magnetic Cutting Plate was going to be available this fast but…IT IS!!  Whoo-hoo!!

This thin, fully magnetic sheet, with its self-healing cutting surface, will give you magnetic power ALL OVER!  No more “hot spots”!  The Magnetic Cutting Plate (Plate 5) holds dies securely in place, even nested dies. This slim, portable sheet replaces a Cutting Plate in your sandwich, making it even easier to take with you.  Check it out!

In case you’re wondering – the Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine and its plates will be available later in the year!!

Here’s what’s available today:

Now – I also mentioned an…

Ordering Bonus!

Since dry embossing is one of my favorite things to do with my Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine I thought I’d pass that on a bit! And…a little more!  🙂

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Stampin’ Up! Life is Beautiful Hello for The Paper Players

Hey y’all – it’s Sunday, which means I’ve got another fun challenge for you from the Paper Players – Ann’s got a fun Tic-Tac-Toe challenge for us this week!  🙂  I LOVE Tic-Tac-Toe challenges and I know it’ll give YOUR creative mojo a bump, too!  So I hope you’ll come and play along with us!

One of the cool perks for Stampin’ Up! demonstrators who hit $1M in career sales is the opportunity to work with SU! designers and create “their” stamp set.  Hmmm… assuming I EVER got there…Australian Shepherd?  Under some Pine Trees?  With a Pony??  Sounds amazing!

I used one of those $1M Sales Achiever sets today – it’s called the Life is Beautiful set.  It’s a bit of a CASE from the Aug – Dec 2020 Mini Catalog samples!  I paired it with a Celebration Labels die,  some Poinsettia Place DSP and the lovely Gold Cards and Envelopes.  Take a look-see:

 

And…here’s our Paper Players Tic-Tac-Toe challenge this week – I do hope you’ll come and play along with us!  Let’s see…I went across the top, down the right side, thru the mid….oh.  Huh.  If I’d made my sentiment a Thank You…I’d have had Yahtzee!! 😉

I played along with the Inspire. Create. challenge….

And it also played well with the Global Design Project challenge!

I started with one of the Gold Cards (check these out on page 51 in the mini – they’re gorgeous!) for my card base.  I adhered a panel of wood-grain Poinsettia Place DSP at an angle using Liquid Glue.

Next, I embossed a piece of Very Vanilla in the Pinewood Planks 3D Embossing Folder and adhered it as well with Liquid Glue.

Using my Stamparatus, I stamped the tree trunk image from Life Is Beautiful in Soft Suede ink.  Then I added some of the stylized flowers/leaves in stamped-off-once Terracotta Tile, and full strength Mango Melody and Bumble Bee.  For each of the colors, I stamped the image twice without re-inking (that helps to give depth and more colors – without using more colors!).

Then I added the sweet birdhouse in Soft Suede – and cut the image with the third-from-smallest (that’s the middle sized die!) Celebration Labels Dies – making sure the tree “spilled” off the edge.

On another small piece of Very Vanilla, I stamped the birdhouse image again in stamped-off-once Terracotta Tile ink and fussy cut just the house.  That little house got popped over the stamped image with a Stampin’ Dimensional.

I used Stampin’ Seal Adhesive to add two short lengths of Terracotta Tile ribbon from the Ornate Garden Ribbon Combo Pack.

I stamped the Life is Beautiful sentiment in Terracotta Tile ink on Very Vanilla and cut it with the smallest rectangle Stitched So Sweetly die.  This is popped over the ribbon with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I added a few Bumble Bee 2020-2022 In Color Enamel Dots, popped the die cut onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals, and the card front was done!

On the inside, I stamped the Life is Beautiful birdhouse in Soft Suede in the corner of a Very Vanilla panel.  A few of the flowers/leaves around the birdhouse seemed right, too!

I used Liquid Glue to adhere it – and a Poinsettia Place DSP mat – at angles on the inside of the card – and the card was done!

The front of the coordinating Gold Envelope got the birdhouse image three times in Soft Suede…

And – I left the already-shimmery-gold envelope flap in its natural state! 😉

Et Voila!  Life Is Beautiful is a gorgeous stamp set – with different “leaves” to use to change up the look/season of your tree!

Lee Ann Greff did a great job, didn’t she??  I hope you like – and will add this one to your stash!

If you want to recreate this card – all the Stampin’ Up! products you need are listed down below along with the card cuts!

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

 

 

 

P.S.  Be sure to check out the update on my Iowa fundraiser – we’ve done GOOD – and…I’ve added a SECOND Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine to the pot!  But…we’ve got some work to do before the end of the month! 🙂


HOST CODE FOR 16 AUG – 31 AUG:  QSHFG3TX

Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift (AND the Monthly Card Tutorial) 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.  The August Tutorial features the Autumn Goodness Bundle!


My Fundraiser to Help Iowa – ends TOMORROW!!

On 10 August, the state of Iowa was hit with a derecho storm.  If you have seen any videos of it – it truly looked like a hurricane had hit Iowa.  Uhm – because it totally had – winds in the 100+mph range (that’s Cat 2 territory, folks!)  With no warning to speak of.  To say it was devastating is a bit of an understatement! 🙁

As a result of the storm, at least 43% of the corn and soybeans grown in the state were lost.  Which will be seen in the supermarkets where you and I get our food!  But beyond all that – many in that state are hurting, have lost their homes, schools and businesses and some are still without power (12+ days after the storm and with daytime temps in the 90’s ). Many farm families lost everything and are left with a huge mess to clean up prior to planting next spring.  With so much destruction, they can really use our help!

There’s an organization in Cedar Rapids, IA, called the Iowa Giving Crew, a Cedar Rapids based non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that’s helping to get power restored to those still waiting, is feeding those in need, provides 3 meals a day and is helping with the cleanup.  They’ve got a Facebook page that you can see here with photos and details about the help they’re providing.

In an effort to help, I’ve set a goal of donating $500 to the Iowa Giving Crew.

How can you help me help them??

Place a Stampin’ Up! Order Or Donate Directly!

There are two ways you can help me to reach my goal:

Shop Online: For any orders placed through my online store between now and 31 August 2020 I’ll be donating 20% of your merchandise total to the Iowa Giving Crew.

  • 20% of orders placed through my online store between now and 31 August 2020 will be donated to the Iowa Giving Crew.
  • You’ll earn Peppermint Points and a thank you gift from me with all orders of $50! See my host code details below.
  • Anyone ordering $50+ will be entered to win a new Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine from me to be given away on 1 September 2020! See the details below.

OR….

Make a Donation of $25+ directly to the Iowa Giving Crew:

  • Anyone worldwide is welcome to make a donation to the charity directly via Venmo or PayPal to help (see the details to donate on the Iowa Giving Crew website here).
  • For those in the US, send me a screenshot of the receipt for your donation of $25+ to the Iowa Giving Crew to stamps-n-lingers@comcast.net and you’ll be entered to win the new Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine* to be given away on 1 September! See the details below.
  • If you order $50+ through my Stampin’ Up! store AND donate at least $25 directly to the Iowa Giving Crew, your name will be entered twice to win the machine!

Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine Giveaway

1 September!

As an added bonus, I’ll enter anyone who either orders $50+ through my online store between now and 31 August 2020 OR who makes a direct donation* to the Iowa Giving Crew by 31 August 2020 into a drawing for a brand new Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine!

*Please note: Per Stampin’ Up! rules, I’m only allowed to ship the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine to addresses in the United States or military APO addresses.  Only those with US/APO shipping addresses will be eligible to win the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine. Anyone outside the US is welcome to donate but will not be eligible to win the machine. Orders and/or Donations must be placed by midnight MT on 31 August 2020 to be entered to win the machine.  One winner of the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine will be randomly chosen on Tuesday, 1 September from all of the entries received.

Questions?
Drop me an email at stamps-n-lingers@comcast.net with any questions.  I so appreciate your help and donations to help the good folks in Iowa!! #iowastrong #derecho2020

UPDATE!!  Right now, we’re over $500!  YEAH!! 

Since there are still a few days left … I’ve decided to add a SECOND Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine if we hit $1000 in combined donations by the end of the day on 31 Aug!!


AWESOME JOINING SPECIAL COMING IN SEPTEMBER!!

Watch for more details – but…here’s the gist! 🙂

  • New demonstrators who join before 1 September or after 30 September will not be eligible for this promotion.
  • In addition to the regular starter kit – pay $99 plus tax and choose $125 worth of products! – you’ll ALSO receive…
    • 16 pre-cut and individually-packaged cards packs – including envelopes!
        • 8 packs of precut cardstock of the coastal cabana pack
        • 8 packs of precut cardstock of the Granny Apple Green pack
    • A pack of Rhinestone Basic Jewels
    • The So Much Love stamp set
    • The Queen Anne’s Lace stamp set!
  • Use these extra goodies to make samples (using the “recipes” you’ll ALSO get!) – hold an event with your friends or…for whatever you like!
  • Important note: Ink, adhesive, cutting tool, and clear block for stamping must be purchased separately. However, these products may be included as part of the Starter Kit product selection.

There’s lots of great reasons to join Stampin’ Up! and I’d love to have you join my team!  See all the bennies here – and watch for more details as we get closer to September!  If you’ve got questions, give me a shout and we can chat! 🙂


TOMORROW IS THE LAST DAY

TO REDEEM THOSE BONUS DAYS COUPONS!!

YOU earned them – now….you get to redeem them for awesome Stampin’ Up! Products – just in time for the release of the Aug – Dec 2020 Mini Catalog!!

Here’s the Deets!

  • There’s no limit to the number of coupon codes you can use on an order during redemption.
  • Bonus Days coupon codes may be redeemed for any product (excluding Starter Kits and Paper Pumpkin monthly subscriptions).
  • New PREPAID Paper Pumpkin codes MAY be discounted using Bonus Days coupon codes.
  • Bonus Days coupon codes WILL REDUCE the retail amount of an order – and might affect your Stampin’ Rewards (which are based on the AFTER-COUPON amount!)
  • Bonus Days coupon codes may be redeemed one time only.

Get the Stampin’ Up! Products Used in These Projects: 

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Gold Card & Envelope: card base

Very Vanilla Card Stock: Middle Celebration Labels Die Cut (art) ; 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″ (embossed card front and inner liner); 3/4″ x 1 3/4″ Stitched So Sweetly die cut (sentiment); fussy cut Life is Beautiful birdhouse

In Good Taste DSP: 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″ (mat for card front and for inner liner); envelope flap


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


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


Finn Fan Fix 

Finn just wanted to share some pretty!

Appears the Peace Rose survived the Japanese Beetle Plague!  I think it was touch-and-go there for a second….

Close-up….

Artsy….from below against a cloudy sky.

Good Rose!

TTFN
M

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