Paper Pumpkin

Stampin’ Up! Wildflower Wishes – February Paper Pumpkin Revealed!

Happy Hawwwwmmppp Day!  We’re still enjoying some early Spring weather here – dry and warm.  Pretty much perfect!

I thought I’d share the latest Paper Pumpkin kit – called Wildflower Wishes – with you guys today.  Y’all.  Let me tell you what – this kit is awesome!  Actually the last several kits from Paper Pumpkin have been really really nice!  Hope you’re loving them if you’re getting them.  And – if you’re not – then now would be a good time to get subscribed!  And I’ll share the two reasons with you later – for now – take a look-see at the completed project!

It make 9 beautiful cards (or 8 if you get silly and make a mistake on one like your’s truly…) with matching DECORATED envelopes!

When you first open the kit…you’ll see the pretty little stamp set, a Garden Green Ink Spot, and a spool of Linen Thread….

…then you’ll find banners and stickers and cards and envelopes.

I love that the card fronts have stenciled sentiments – on top of beautiful floral backgrounds.  And how sweet is that stamped sentiment on the Vellum banner?!?

 

The Kraft-based color scheme is the perfect foil to the flowers and vellum accents!

 

Did you notice the envelopes?

On the front, you can use the line-image in the stamp set to add an address spot in Garden Green and then decorate it some more with the flower stickers of your choice!

And…check the envelope “liner”!  You know how I feel about that!! 🙂

And – when you’re all done – you’re going to have Vellum die cut leaves and wonderful flower sticker left over.  And….

Yep!  Sentiment stickers!!  I can’t wait to use these on another project – or 9!

This may be one of my favorite kits of all of them I’ve received!  Hopefully you’re all going to be playing with yours soon!

But – if you’re not a Paper Pumpkin subscriber – now’s the perfect time.  Here’s why…

Reason #1: Get free Sale-A-Bration goodies when you purchase a 3-, 6-, or 12- month prepaid Paper Pumpkin subscription.  In fact, purchasing prepaids may be the best and easiest way to earn free Sale-A-Bration products—especially if you’re new to papercrafting and find the catalog a little intimidating!

Here’s the deets:


Ready to get started?  Click right here and you’ll be on your way!

Reason #2:  It’s Paper Pumpkin’s 5th Anniversary!

As part of the anniversary celebration, they’ve got a fun surprise (you KNOW SU! likes to do-it-up for a party!!) for subscribers: the March kit includes a fantastic, FREE gift and a specially designed, one-of-a-kind box. 🙂

Promotion Details

  • The free gift complements the kit but is not needed to complete the kit.
  • The free gift is exclusive to the March Paper Pumpkin kit and cannot be found anywhere else.
  • The free gift is a crafting product with a wide range of use that can be used on a variety of papercrafting projects.
  • The free gift holds an approximate retail value of $6-$8 USD/$8-$10 CAD when compared to similar products offered by Stampin’ Up!.
  • Subscribe between February 11–March 10 at 11:50 PM (MT).
So…to recap:  
  • Sign up now – here’s the link to get you started!
  • Get FREE Sale-A-Bration goodies – check out your options right here!!
  • Get a SPECIAL 5th Anniversary Kit – with more FREE stuff!
Seems kinda like a no-brainer to me!
Just sayin’!
TTFN

Mary  


HOST CODE FOR 16 FEB – 28 FEB: AK7KK4JE

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.


Get in on the Ultimate Bundle! Sale-A-Bration is Half-Way Over!!

What if you could get anything you wanted – from the Annual Catalog, the Occasions catalog, the Clearance rack?  And what if you could get it with like…a 45% savings?  And – what if, after you bought that Ultimate Bundle, you could THEN get 20-25% off Every.  Single.  Thing.

I think you’d be pulling out that credit card!

I am, of course, talking about the Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit!  It truly is the Ultimate Bundle.  

ESPECIALLY right now during Sale–A-Bration.  

Now’s a great time to join!  You’ll be guaranteed to be active for the release of the new 2018-2019 Annual Catalog in June!  And be snapping up all the new goodies with your cool 20% discount!

Check out all the information over on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page!


Stamps-N-Lingers 2018 Occasions Catalog Special Bundle Sale!



Check out all my special bundles at my Stamps-N-Lingers 2018 Occasions Catalog Bundles page and fill out the form you’ll find there.  There are descriptions of each bundle as well as pictures!  


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   

You may have come to the…not-entirely-un-true…conclusion that the Man is a bit of a….beggar.

If you haven’t, then…pay closer attention.

Finn.  Is.  A.  Food.  Mooching. Beggar.

Case in point.

He has no shame.  

He’ll even use “the lips” in an effort to get what he wants.

Which, in this case, was first-lick-dibs on my Chobani Apple Cinnamon yoghurt container.

I was strong.

I resisted the nearly-irresisitable appeal of “the lips”.

I let Leo lick the container first.

It was excruciating for the Man.

Poor little Man.  Never gets ANY treats….

TTFN
M

 

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Stampin’ Up! Hello Easter in Springtime for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop



Happy Thursday, y’all – and welcome to another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!! It’s sketch week and we’ve got a couple new ladies-who-hop…. so be sure to check out all their projects when you’re done here, won’t you?  I decided to use some more of the Springtime Foils Specialty DSP – shocker! – today and paired it with a yet-to-be-inked stamp set called Hello Easter.  Guess what kind of card I made?!  

Go ahead.  

Guess.  Then take a look-see:

And…here’s the sketch!

I started with a leaf-strewn design in the new Springtime Foils Specialty DSP and colored the silver-embossed leaves with my Dark and Light Old Olive Stampin’ Blends, then Fast Fuse’d it to a Powder Pink mat for the card front.

I cut two banners –  2″ wide strips of Vellum card stock and one of Old Olive – by bannerizing them with my Banner Triple Punch.  I embossed both banners in my Layered Leaves Dynamic TIEF and then adhered them to the card front with Liquid Glue.

My layered bunny-art started with a piece of Very Vanilla cut with a Stitched Shapes Circle die.  I heat embossed the Hello Easter bunny in Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  Then I surrounded him with Powder Pink flowers – yep, that’s a cute little image in the same set!  With my Circles Layering Framelits, I cut a Vellum card stock and Powder Pink card stock scalloped circle.  I adhered those together with Liquid Glue and then popped my bunny on with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I stuck that on sort of to the side – to make a slightly egg-shaped “circle”.  

I used a Glue Dot to adhere a few loops of Gold Metallic Thread to the card front.  With my Leaf Punch, I cut a few Old Olive/Silver striped leaves from the Sweet Soiree Specialty DSP and a few from Vellum card stock.  Then I stuck them onto the card front with Liquid Glue.  Over that, I adhered the stacked bunny circle with more Liquid Glue.  The sentiment, from Happy Easter, is stamped in Old Olive on Very Vanilla and edged with my Powder Pink Stampin’ Write Marker.  I adhered it with some Liquid Glue and a couple of Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.  

The embellishment is a Bille Moan bow tied from Very Vanilla Solid Baker’s Twine and adhered with a Glue Dot.  On the center, I added a Touches of Nature Elements flower with another Glue Dot and a gold Metallic Enamel Shape.  

On the inside, I added some branches and flowers from the the Hello Easter stamp set in Old Olive and Powder Pink on a Very Vanilla panel.

 

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Powder Pink mat and into my Old Olive card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got more of the Hello Easter branches and flowers across the front…

….and more Springtime Foils Specialty DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Another entry in the Mary-Loves-the-Springtime-Foils-Specialty-DSP saga.  And it’s the perfect Spring-y foil for the Hello Easter stamp set – cuz…Easter is pretty darned Spring-y!!  Hope you like!

Now that you’ve seen my project, please take a little time to visit all the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hoppers today!

If you click on the Next Blog button, you’ll go right to Kristi Gray’s page. And you can just click on the names below to go direct to all the blogs!

Amy Koenders

Shelagh Freemantle

Mary Deatherage – YOU ARE HERE!

Kristi Gray

Sue Prather

Karen Finkle

Have fun on the Hop!!

TTFN

Mary  


HOST CODE FOR 1 FEB – 15 FEB: XJES6FCN

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.


Do you love free stuff? We thought so, cuz…hello?  Free!!

So, let me let you in on a little-known fact: You can earn Sale-A-Bration rewards when you purchase a 3-, 6-, or 12- month prepaid Paper Pumpkin subscription.  In fact, purchasing prepaids may be the best and easiest way to earn free Sale-A-Bration products—especially if you’re new to papercrafting and find the catalog a little intimidating!

Here’s the deets:


Ready to get started?  Click right here and you’ll be on your way!

Hope you know what you want for your Sale-A-Bration Freebie! 🙂

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


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Old Olive Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); 2″ x  (banner on front)

Powder Pink Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (mat for card front and for inner liner); 2 3/4″ scalloped circle (mat for art)

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 2 3/8″ stitched shapes circle (art); 3/4″ x 3 1/4″ (sentiment banner);  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

Vellum Card Stock: 2″ x  3 1/8″ (banner on front); 2 1/2″ scalloped circle (mat for art); Leaf punch shapes

Sweet Soiree Specialty DSP: Leaf Punch shapes  

Springtime Foils Specialty DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); envelope flap

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


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


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Stampin’ Up! Springtime Foils Perennial Birthday

Happy Saturday!  Whoo-hooo!!!  I don’t even care that it’s going to rain all the weekend thru.  It’s.  The.  Week.  END!!  

I’ve shown you a little peek of the new Sale-A-Bration goodies coming with the second release on 16 Feb.  One of those, the Springtime Foils DSP – is showcased on my card for today.  I combined it with some images from the Perennial Birthday and You’re Inspiring stamp sets.  Take a look-see:

Yes.  There’s fussy cutting.  It’s me, people.  I like to cut!  But never fear – it’s easy fussy cutting! Continue reading

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Stampin’ Up! Sweethearts, Baskets and Sunshine Wishes Love Note

Happy Friday, y’all!  The week is drawing to a close and, for me, it’s doing it from Huntsville!  Found out on Wednesday that I had to come over here the next day to get my computer updated and pick up my new work phone.  So – typing this post on Thursday evening from my hotel in Huntsville.  Will head home Friday afternoon!

Got some fun plans for tomorrow – a friend and I are going to a StampNStorage pop-up sale on the north side of Atlanta!  20% off everything AND 30% off Magnetic cards!  And we can walk right out with them.  Whoo-hoo!  

Now – my card for you today has no stamping!  A little bit of ink from a Stampin’ Blend – but…no stamps were inked in the making of this card!  Just some pretty Painted With Love DSP, the Sweetheart TIEF (Annual Catalog), the Basket Weave Dynamic TIEF (be prepared to see a lot of this one, y’all!  And – BE READY TO GET IT NEXT WEEK!!) and some die cuts from the pretty Sunshine Wishes Thinlits.  Take a look-see:

I was playing along with the theme challenge from The Paper Players this week. Continue reading

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Stampin’ Up! Fast Fuse 5-Day Sale…is Over!

Well – y’all, I’m sorry to tell you that…as fast as it came…it’s gone. 😦

Just got this update from Stampin’ Up!

Based on our forecasts, we purchased enough Fast Fuse Adhesive to ensure that we would be able to support high demand during the Fast Fuse 5-Day Sale. Due to challenges sourcing this product however, we knew our Fast Fuse Adhesive supply would be large—but limited. We also knew that in order to support you and customers through the life of the 2017–2018 annual catalog, we needed to set up a low inventory threshold and be prepared to end the promotion early. Unfortunately, our Fast Fuse Adhesive inventory couldn’t keep up with your enthusiasm, and we’re forced to end the Fast Fuse 5-Day Sale.

We hope you enjoyed this promotion and were able to stock up.   Remember: you can still order Fast Fuse Adhesive; it’s only the buy one, get two refills free deal that’s ending!

I’m sure sorry about this, you guys!  And hope you were able to grab a few before they were gone! 😦

TTFN Continue reading

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Stampin’ Up! Blossoming Basket Weave Sneak Peek for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop



Happy Thursday, y’all – and welcome to another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!! We’ve got a color challenge today – so be sure to check out all the ladies’ projects when you’re done here, won’t you?  Oh – and don’t forget to stock up on Fast Fuse today!!  

I decided to give you guys a solid sneak peek at the bestest new Sale-A-Bration goody – the Blossoming Basket bundle. This is a wonderful stamp set bundled with the Basket Weave Dynamic TIEF.  And, y’all?  This TIEF will be sticking around after SAB and will be in the Annual Catalog this summer!  But…it for sure won’t be FREE!! So…you might oughta get it starting on 16 Feb when it IS free!  I borrowed a couple of ideas from the second release flyer and came up with this…take a look see:

 

Can you guess what the color challenge was? Continue reading

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Stampin’ Up! Fast Fuse 5-Day Sale Starts TODAY

The Fast Fuse 5-Day Sale!!

Buy ONE Fast Fuse Adhesive, you’ll get TWO Fast Fuse Adhesive refills for FREE!

This deal starts today and will one run thru 12 February!!  BUT – it’s only good WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!  And I PROMISE they won’t last long.  So do NOT delay!  Don’t decide to just wait a couple days and then order on Saturday!  Won’t work, my peeps – I’m certain sure of it!!  

 

When you add a Fast Fuse Adhesive to your order, the two FREE Refills will automatically show up in your shopping cart!

 

 Ready?  

 

Don’t forget to add my Host Code (XJES6FCN)!! 

GO! 

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Stampin’ Up! Blends, Basket Weaves and Lovely Wishes

Happy happy Hawwmp day, y’all!  Mid-week on our way to another Continuing Resolution and/or government shutdown.  Whattheheckaretheydoing?!?  Sheesh.  I think THEIR pay needs to stop if they don’t get it together.  

So.  There.  My rant for the day.

Before I get going on the card for today, please be sure you make note of the impending Fast Fuse sale – it starts tomorrow and is a Buy-a-Fast-Fuse and get two refills free SALE!  And it’s only while supplies last – so…be ready to hop to in the morning!

Now.  For my card.  I used a technique that I saw in a Stampin’ Up! video (you can see it right here) to make a pretty background.  The Lovely Wishes stamp set lent it’s pretty flowers for the embossing.  And – if you look close…you’ll see a tiny sneak peek of the new Basket Weave Dynamic TIEF (which will be available to customers on 16 Feb!).  Take a look-see:

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

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Stampin’ Up! Hanging Garden Charming Cafe for Stamp Ink Paper #136

Happy Tuesday, y’all – and welcome to another Stamp Ink Paper challenge!  

We were playing with a theme this week – called Cabin Fever.  As I thought of what to do for y’all to embody this theme – my eye fell upon the growing stack of seed catalogs that come this time of year!  And I knew – vegetables!  This is the time of year when it’s still too cold to start those gardens – but we want to – so badly!! I don’t have a set filled with tomato, pepper and squash plants – so, I pulled out a couple of pretty stamp sets that embody the beauty of flowers (and the butterflies that flock to them!) in Spring – Hanging Garden and the Charming Cafe bundle. Take a look-see:

As I mentioned, the Stamp Ink Paper Challenge #136 this week is all about Cabin Fever.  What makes you itch to get outside before Winter is even over?  Come and play along, won’t you?!  The winners this month will be in the running to be a Guest Designer on our challenge! 🙂 Continue reading

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Stampin’ Up! Bird Banter Belated Birthday

Mornin’, y’all!  Monday arriveth again.  I saw on the news the other day that this is the least productive day of the year – many employers give their folks the day after Super bowl off – cuz they ain’t gonna do much anyway! Makes perfect sense to me.  These days, I’ll take any excuse to have a 4-day week!  There were some good commercials, didn’t you think?  We enjoyed watching Eli Manning do the Dirty Dancing scene with you Beckham, Jr – and the Alexa-lost-her-voice commercial was one of our favorites!  And the game was darned good, too – I enjoy watching when it’s not a rout.  Two outstanding teams this year!!

So, my card today uses the Bird Banter stamp set – one that I haven’t played with before.  And I used it, with the addition of some Sale-A-Bration Bubbles & Fizz DSP, to create a cute little belated birthday card.  Take a look-see:

My layout is from the Freshly Made Sketches challenge this week. Continue reading

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