Paper Pumpkin

Stampin’ Up! Cotton-Covered Country Home Video Tutorial

Good morning, y’all!  Well – it’s back to the real world and the grind and all that yada yada that is life-outside-an-inkin’-krew-retreat.

Sigh… 🙁

But – we’re already making plans for the Second Annual Inkin’ Krew Retreat – YEAH! – AND we’ll see a lot of these wonderful ladies in November at OnStage (plus some team members who weren’t able to attend this weekend).   So…whoo-hoo!

If you were able to join me last night for my Facebook Live video, I appreciate it and hope you enjoyed the time!  If not, but would like to watch the almost-but-totally-not-instant replay….here ’tis!

The card we did is the one I shared with the ladies at the retreat, which made good use of the beautiful new Country Home stamp set and Country Lane DSP. Along with the awesomely awesome new Tin Tile Dynamic TIEF.  Take a look-see:

Now, I (for one), think this would be a perfectly good card to send to a man.  So – I entered it in the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge

I started out by embossing a piece of Galvanized Metallic Paper (LOVE!) in the Tin Tile Dynamic TIEF (also LOVE) and I sponged the edges with Soft Suede ink to distress it a little.  Then I adhered it to a Cajun Craze mat for the card front.

On a piece of wood-grain Country Lane DSP, I stamped the milk can and cotton bouquet image in Soft Suede.  Then I used my Dark and Light Cajun Craze, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie and Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends to color it.

When it was all colored up I cut it out with the largest oval Stitched Shapes Framelits die.  Then I matted it on a Cajun Craze scalloped oval (this is the largest scalloped oval die in the Layering Ovals Framelits die).  I popped the matted art onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The sentiment, also from Country Home, is stamped in Cajun Craze on a strip of the wood textures Country Lane DSP.  I snipped a little banner end with my Paper Snips.

I slid a Galvanized clip onto the end of the banner and then adhered the whole thing to the oval with Liquid Glue and a Glue Dot (under the clip).

I made the cotton bolls by using small – truly truly little! – pieces of a cotton ball, rolling them up and sticking them onto the art with little dabs of Liquid Glue.  Cute, right?  Just don’t get carried away – a regular ole cotton ball is enough cotton to make about 1,345,923 cards!  Just sayin’!

I finished the card front off with a Linen Thread double loop Billie Bow and a regular bow tied with Mossy Meadow Festive Farmhouse Cotton Twine.

On the inside, I inked up the second flower image in the Country Home set with Crumb Cake ink, stamped it off on scrap paper and then stamped it into the middle of a Very Vanilla panel.  I lightly colored it with my Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry and Old Olive Watercolor Pencils.  Over the top I stamped a second sentiment in Cajun Craze.

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

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got another Country Home floral spray on the front – colored with Watercolor Pencils…

…and then I added a little more Country Lane DSP to the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Three-D cotton!  Whoda thunk it?  I think it makes the perfect finishing touch on this rustic Country Home card, made even more perfect by the Tin Tile Dynamic TIEF and some Galvanized Metallic Paper.  Hope you like!

TTFN

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 16 SEP – 30 SEP:  DGB4RKC4

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 any active catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


September Paper Pumpkin Kits

Refills and Full Kits Available TODAY!

Our Frights & Delights September kit was a spectacularly spooky success! Refills (149540) will be available starting September 24 and can be found in the online store. Additionally, due to this kit’s special seasonal appeal, we’ve decided to place the FULL KIT (149671) on sale as a past kit right away (with no typical 3-month delay). Woo-HOO! Full kits will also be available on September 24 and can be found in the online store. Refills and full kits are only available while supplies last and ONLY to Paper Pumpkin subscribers, so don’t miss out!

If you’re not a subscriber, but you think you’re going to want to get these treat bags – get signed up now and then grab up the full kits! You can either sign up for a subscription where you’re billed monthly for your kit or you can purchase a prepaid subscription in my online store.  To see more information and to sign up for the monthly subscription, click here.  To see the options for prepaid subscriptions in my online store, click here.


Clearance Rack

New items have been added to the Clearance Rack in the online store.  Supplies are limited, and with discounts up to 60%, products will go quickly. Some goodies have already sold out – but there’s plenty left to choose from –  and Fast Fuse Refills are still available! Shop now and stock up.

Fast Fuse Adhesive Refill

Fast Fuse Adhesive Refill
$7.50

2018 Holiday Catalog Special Bundles!

I’ve put together some special money-saving bundles for you from this awesome and wonderful catalog!  You’ll get a bunch of goodies, shipped directly to you!  And you’re going to save a pretty penny, too!

When you order one bundle, you’ll get the new Swirls & Curls TIEF for…FREE!  Buy multiple bundles….and you’ll get the Swirls & Curls TIEF for free PLUS I’m going to add in a SURPRISE gift! 😉

We’ve got some Fall bundles, a few Christmas bundles, and a Halloween Bundle.  Take a look-see:

#1- Making Christmas Bright Bundle- $100 
#2 – Santa’s Workshop Bundle- $126
#3 – Joyous Noel Bundle- $77
#4 – Festive Farmhouse Bundle- $110
#5 – Country Lane Bundle- $84
#6 – Frosted Floral Bundle (6a – Wood – $129) or (6b – Clear – $123)  
#7- Toil & Trouble Bundle (7a – Wood – $113) or (7b – Clear – $106)  

Check out what goodies are in each bundle – and get signed up for yours today!  There’s a handy Order Form right here on my Stamps-N-Lingers 2018 Holiday Catalog Bundles


 

It’s time to start redeeming your Bonus Days Coupons!  You’ve got until the end of the month – and then they’ll go away!

So – here’s a handy flyer to walk you thru redeeming your coupons in my Online Store – click it to make it big enough for humans! 🙂


Stampin’ Up! Products Used in this Project:

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Mossy Meadow Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored at 5 1/2″); 2 7/8″ x 4 1/4″ (Copper-embossed front panel)

Cajun Craze Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3 1/2″ Scalloped Oval (mat for art)

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

Galvanized Metallic Paper: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front)

Country Lane DSP: 3 1/4″ Stitched Shapes Oval (art); 3/4″ x 3″ (sentiment); 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

 

Home again home again!

It was hard hard HARD leaving the cottage yesterday!  Our last day was wonderful fun – and, like leaving summer camp, we weren’t ready to leave and get back to “real life”!

I’ve got a couple more pictures to share with you!  We did more make-and-takes (including the card I shared with you today!) on Sunday (well – when we weren’t eating!).

Took a few more pictures of deer – including this shy baby…

ahh…THERE she is!

And we asked James to take a final group shot of all of us – to be sure we commemorated the occasion!

I did take a quick walk on Saturday (to appease my watch!) and took this picture just across the street from the cottage.

Nope.  Got no clue.

So – until the Second Annual Inkin’ Krew Retreat….

TTFN

Mary

P.S.  Finn’ll be back tomorrow! 🙂

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Stampin’ Up! Flourish Filigree in Copper and Merry Merlot

Good Saturday morning, y’all, from the Ellijay mountains in North Georgia!

As I write this, we’re doing shoebox swaps after our fine dinner prepared by Chef James!  Check out the Finn-Fan-Fix-not-featuring-Finn for more on our Retreat!

The card I have for you today is an elegant Christmas project using the new Flourish Filigree stamp set and some Joyous Noel Specialty DSP.  Take a look-see:

I played along with the Global-Design-Project challenge this week which is a CASE the Designer challenge – with guest designer Kerstin Kreis.

I started with a piece of the Joyous Noel Specialty DSP that I matted on Crumb Cake, using Liquid Glue, for the card front.

On a piece of Merry Merlot, I stamped the large-and-lovely filigree image from Flourish Filigree in Versamark – then I sprinkled it with Copper Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  Then I heated it up with my Heat Tool.

When it had cooled, I cut the panel down to size and matted it on Crumb Cake.  Then I adhered the panel to the card front with Liquid Glue.

I used some Glue Dots to add a couple of new Snowflakes & Stars Wire Elements down in the corner.

I stamped the sentiment from Flourish Filigree in Merry Merlot on a piece of Crumb Cake, then punched it with the Pretty Label Punch.  I added a few Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back of the punched sentiment and used them to wind several loops of Copper Metallic Thread.  Then I popped the sentiment over the Wire Snowflakes.

On the inside, I matted more of the Joyous Noel Specialty DSP on Crumb Cake.  On a Whisper White panel, I stamped the filigree image in stamped-off-once Crumb Cake in the corner.  Over that I added a second sentiment from Flourish Filigree in Merry Merlot.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Crumb Cake mat and then onto the matted DSP and into my Merry Merlot card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got a full-strength Crumb Cake filigree image in the corner…

…and then I added a little more Joyous Noel DSP to the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Elegant in Copper and Merry Merlot – the Flourish Filigree stamp set shines atop Joyous Noel Specialty DSP!  Wonderful for Christmas, don’t you think?  I hope you like!

TTFN

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 16 SEP – 30 SEP:  DGB4RKC4

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 any active catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


September Paper Pumpkin Kits

Refills and Full Kits Coming on 24 Sep!

Our Frights & Delights September kit was a spectacularly spooky success! Refills (149540) will be available starting September 24 and can be found in the online store. Additionally, due to this kit’s special seasonal appeal, we’ve decided to place the FULL KIT (149671) on sale as a past kit right away (with no typical 3-month delay). Woo-HOO! Full kits will also be available on September 24 and can be found in the online store. Refills and full kits are only available while supplies last and ONLY to Paper Pumpkin subscribers, so don’t miss out!

If you’re not a subscriber, but you think you’re going to want to get these treat bags – get signed up now and then grab up the full kits on Monday! You can either sign up for a subscription where you’re billed monthly for your kit or you can purchase a prepaid subscription in my online store.  To see more information and to sign up for the monthly subscription, click here.  To see the options for prepaid subscriptions in my online store, click here.


Clearance Rack

New items have been added to the Clearance Rack in the online store.  Supplies are limited, and with discounts up to 60%, products will go quickly. Some goodies have already sold out – but there’s plenty left to choose from –  and Fast Fuse Refills are still available! Shop now and stock up.

Fast Fuse Adhesive Refill

Fast Fuse Adhesive Refill
$7.50

2018 Holiday Catalog Special Bundles!

I’ve put together some special money-saving bundles for you from this awesome and wonderful catalog!  You’ll get a bunch of goodies, shipped directly to you!  And you’re going to save a pretty penny, too!

When you order one bundle, you’ll get the new Swirls & Curls TIEF for…FREE!  Buy multiple bundles….and you’ll get the Swirls & Curls TIEF for free PLUS I’m going to add in a SURPRISE gift! 😉

We’ve got some Fall bundles, a few Christmas bundles, and a Halloween Bundle.  Take a look-see:

#1- Making Christmas Bright Bundle- $100 
#2 – Santa’s Workshop Bundle- $126
#3 – Joyous Noel Bundle- $77
#4 – Festive Farmhouse Bundle- $110
#5 – Country Lane Bundle- $84
#6 – Frosted Floral Bundle (6a – Wood – $129) or (6b – Clear – $123)  
#7- Toil & Trouble Bundle (7a – Wood – $113) or (7b – Clear – $106)  

Check out what goodies are in each bundle – and get signed up for yours today!  There’s a handy Order Form right here on my Stamps-N-Lingers 2018 Holiday Catalog Bundles


Dashing Along Designer Series Paper Host Promotion!

Host a Workshop or place an order of $250 or more (total before shipping and tax) in the month of September, and get the Dashing Along Designer Series Paper FREE.  The Dashing Along Designer Series Paper is in addition to the Stampin’ Rewards you’ll earn!

Find all the details (and how to get this pretty paper for yourself!) at my Stampin’ Up! Promotions Page!


 

It’s time to start redeeming your Bonus Days Coupons!  You’ve got until the end of the month – and then they’ll go away!

So – here’s a handy flyer to walk you thru redeeming your coupons in my Online Store – click it to make it big enough for humans! 🙂


Stampin’ Up! Products Used in this Project:

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Merry Merlot Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored at 5 1/2″); 2 7/8″ x 4 1/4″ (Copper-embossed front panel)

Crumb Cake Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3″ x 4 1/4″ ( second mats for card front and for inner liner); Pretty Label Punch (sentiment)

Whisper White Card Stock: 2 7/8″ x 4 1/4″ (inner liner)

Joyous Noel Specialty DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and 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

Today (Friday), Finny is keeping his Dad company in Atlanta while I’m up in Ellijay enjoying a wonderful weekend retreat with good friends, good food, and a great place!

I give you…Skyview Mountain Cottage!

This.  Place.  Is.  Gorgeous!

And – we have a most gracious host…meet James!

He’s cooking for us this weekend – and had snacks and drinks and coffee and appetizers all set out and ready for our arrival.

Heaven, y’all.

Just sayin’!

Here’s a little pictorial tour!

Upstairs is a wonderful living and dining room….

Check out that table!

Then the downstairs is the crafting area!

Love the frame on this downstairs mirror…

There’s a resident kitty.  Named Max.  He’s a real fireball!

And there are some other residents of the area checking us out!

We spent the first evening doing some Shoebox swaps and getting settled into our room!  And I did a presentation about doing Facebook Live videos!

Y’all checkout the Skyview Mountain Cottage website – and if you’re in this neck of the woods, you should try to get to one of their open-houses!  This spot was purpose-built FOR crafting!  It’s AMAZE-BALLS!

More on our weekend tomorrow!

TTFN

Mary

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Stampin’ Up! Frights & Delights from September Paper Pumpkin!

Mornin’ y’all!  It’s Friday!  And…it’s Krew Stampin’ Retreat Day!  Whoo-hooo!

I’ll be leaving here soon to head north to Ellijay – Amy and I will grab a little lunch and finalize our oh-so-strict agenda for the weekend.

Mostly we’re just going to eat.  Let’s be honest! 😉

So – for today, I’m sharing the September Paper Pumpkin kit.

I was going to do this one next week – but…Stampin’ Up! made a surprise announcement this morning, saying that this fun set – including FULL KITS!! – will be available starting on Monday – the 24th!  Here’s what they told us:

“Our Frights & Delights September kit was a spectacularly spooky success! Refills (149540) will be available starting September 24 and can be found in the online store. Additionally, due to this kit’s special seasonal appeal, we’ve decided to place the FULL KIT (149671) on sale as a past kit right away (with no typical 3-month delay). Woo-HOO! Full kits will also be available on September 24 and can be found in the online store. Refills and full kits are only available while supplies last to Paper Pumpkin subscribers, so don’t miss out!

THAT is cool news – it’s usually three months before Full kits can be purchased – if at all!  So…I figured I’d show you what all the fuss was about today – you can get signed up for Paper Pumpkin over the weekend and then grab these kits yourself on Monday!  Your’e going to want to hurry…I bet they go fast!

The fun started when I opened the mail box and found the so-spooky-but-not-really special edition box!

When I got it inside and opened it up, I found all the supplies I needed to make TWENTY FOUR sweet little treat bags!  And, as usual, there’s an exclusive stamp set called Frights & Delights, plus a Basic Gray Stampin’ Spot!

I found some perfectly Fall-colored M&M’s to fill the bags – y’all these are White Chocolate Pumpkin Pie.

Are you kidding me?!

So – I put together a few of each of the designs – there are eight each of three different bags in the kit!

So – I filled ’em all up and got to decorating!

I made some sweet little ghosts atop spider-web-strewn bags!

Then I assembled a few uber-scary bats (I added eyes with my White Gel Pen!)…these bags are the orange-stripey ones!

The final design is a sweet little jack-o-lantern on a spider-covered bag!  Eeeeewww!!  Or….should I say….Eeeeeeek!! 😉

The kit has the sentiment stickers – “EEEEK”, “BOO” and “SPOOKY” – plus silver foil embellishments and silver-and-black Baker’s Twine.

So – if you’re already a Paper Pumpkin subscriber – be ready to grab some refills on Monday.   They’ll be in my Online Store right here!

Check out the video below to see the whole wonderful kit!

If you’re not a subscriber, but you’re going to want to get these treat bags – get signed up now and then grab up the full kits on Monday! You can either sign up for a subscription where you’re billed monthly for your kit or you can purchase a prepaid subscription in my online store.  To see more information and to sign up for the monthly subscription, click here.  To see the options for prepaid subscriptions in my online store, click here.

This is a rare opportunity to get full kits and refills so fast, y’all – so I hope you’ll take advantage of it!

TTFN

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 16 SEP – 30 SEP:  DGB4RKC4

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 any active catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


Clearance Rack

New items have been added to the Clearance Rack in the online store.  Supplies are limited, and with discounts up to 60%, products will go quickly. Some goodies have already sold out – but there’s plenty left to choose from –  and Fast Fuse Refills are still available! Shop now and stock up.

Fast Fuse Adhesive Refill

Fast Fuse Adhesive Refill
$7.50

2018 Holiday Catalog Special Bundles!

I’ve put together some special money-saving bundles for you from this awesome and wonderful catalog!  You’ll get a bunch of goodies, shipped directly to you!  And you’re going to save a pretty penny, too!

When you order one bundle, you’ll get the new Swirls & Curls TIEF for…FREE!  Buy multiple bundles….and you’ll get the Swirls & Curls TIEF for free PLUS I’m going to add in a SURPRISE gift! 😉

We’ve got some Fall bundles, a few Christmas bundles, and a Halloween Bundle.  Take a look-see:

#1- Making Christmas Bright Bundle- $100 
#2 – Santa’s Workshop Bundle- $126
#3 – Joyous Noel Bundle- $77
#4 – Festive Farmhouse Bundle- $110
#5 – Country Lane Bundle- $84
#6 – Frosted Floral Bundle (6a – Wood – $129) or (6b – Clear – $123)  
#7- Toil & Trouble Bundle (7a – Wood – $113) or (7b – Clear – $106)  

Check out what goodies are in each bundle – and get signed up for yours today!  There’s a handy Order Form right here on my Stamps-N-Lingers 2018 Holiday Catalog Bundles


Dashing Along Designer Series Paper Host Promotion!

Host a Workshop or place an order of $250 or more (total before shipping and tax) in the month of September, and get the Dashing Along Designer Series Paper FREE.  The Dashing Along Designer Series Paper is in addition to the Stampin’ Rewards you’ll earn!

Find all the details (and how to get this pretty paper for yourself!) at my Stampin’ Up! Promotions Page!


 

It’s time to start redeeming your Bonus Days Coupons!  You’ve got until the end of the month – and then they’ll go away!

So – here’s a handy flyer to walk you thru redeeming your coupons in my Online Store – click it to make it big enough for humans! 🙂


 

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

Thursday was a frenzy of…

Me working and packing and gathering up make-and-takes and…generallty getting ready for the retreat.

Wayne – working on taxes.

Finn…well.  Doing Finn stuff.

When it came time to think about dinner, I pulled out my new favorite-est kitchen appliance.

The Mealthy Electric Pressure Cooker!

Like an Instant Pot – but better! Well – to me it is.

We’ve used it a LOT since we got it.  I’ve made Pinto Beans – from DRY! – in about 3 hours.

I’ve cooked spaghetti – dry pasta, sauce, meat and all – right in the pot.  In about 30 minutes total!

Today?  Pot Roast.  In about 2 hours.

Total.  Without turning on the oven!

And it.  Was.  Perfect.

I’m not associated with Mealthy in any way.  But…I can totally say – getcha one!

How is this associated with Finn?

Well – while he was doing his Finn-thing…and I was rushing from craft area to kitchen to garage and back….he…with his dog-protractor…found the exact worst spot.

Do you see how perfectly he’s positioned in the doorway?  Which happens to be the most direct route from where I was to where I needed to be.

All.  Freakin’.  Day!

TTFN

Mary

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Stampin’ Up! Country Home on a Country Lane for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Happy Thursday, y’all – and welcome to another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!! Today’s a color challenge (and it’s very Fall-y!).  With the arrival yesterday of the 2018 Holiday Catalog, I can’t wait for you to see everyone’s projects today!

When I saw our colors for this week, I right away pulled out the new Country Home stamp set and paired it up with the coordinating Country Lane DSP.  Take a look-see:

Uhm…can you guess the colors? 😉

And – since I’ll always take a little extra help…I also pulled some inspiration from this week’s CAS(E) This Sketch challenge.

I started with some wood-grain paper from the Country Lane DSP and embossed it in the new Subtle Dynamic TIEF.  Then I cut a second strip of cotton-y paper in Crushed Curry.  I matted both pieces on Mint Macaron using Liquid Glue, then used more Liquid Glue to adhere the matted strip to the card front.

I wrapped some new 3/16″ Braided Linen Trim around the diagonal strip, securing it in the back with a couple of Glue Dots.

For the art work, I used Early Espresso to stamp the floral arrangement and the milk can from the Coutnry Home set on a piece of Whisper White.  I colored the floral art with my Mint Macaron, Crushed Curry and (yes, I cheated a smidge!) my Cajun Craze Stampin’ Write Marker.

For the milk can, I used a Blender Pen and my Early Espresso Watercolor Pencil – I scribbled some of the Watercolor Pencil on a piece of scrap paper and then used the Blender Pen to pick up the color.

Once I had all the shading that I wanted, I added the sentiment in Early Espresso.  Finally, I used a little tiny paint brush to add some Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint to the can.

I matted the panel on Mint Macaron and popped it over the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Once it was on the card front, it looked a little plain to me, so I added some faux stitches with my Early Espresso Stampin’ Write Marker.

I adhered a Galvanized Button next to the panel with a Glue Dot, then added a double-length bow of 3/16″ Braided Linen Trim with another Glue Dot and the card front was done!

On the inside, I added a second sentiment from Country Home in Early Espresso to a Whisper White panel.  Across the bottom, I stamped the floral image a few times in Early Espresso and colored them like I’d done on the front.  The faux stitches finished it off!

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

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more Country Home florals and faux stitches across the front…

…and then I added a little more cotton-y Country Lane DSP to the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  How sweet is this Coutnry Home stamp set and the gorgeous Country Lane DSP?!  It’s flat-out perfect for all sorts of wonderful, Fall-y, projects!  I hope you like!

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

 

Amy Koenders

Mary Deatherage – YOU ARE HERE!

Kristi Gray

Jaimie Babarczy

Karen Finkle

Julie Johnston

Have fun on the Hop!!

TTFN

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 1 SEP – 15 SEP: NNXFK6AT

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 any active catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


The 2018 Holiday Catalog is Here!

The new 2018 Holiday Catalog is Amaze-balls!!  If you haven’t seen it yet, click on the cover image to open up a PDF of the catalog.

If you aren’t one of my customers but would like to be and need a copy of the catalog mailed to you, fill out the form on my Stampin’ Up! Catalogs page and I’ll get a copy in the mail to you ASAP!


Dashing Along Designer Series Paper Host Promotion!

Host a Workshop or place an order of $250 or more (total before shipping and tax) in the month of September, and get the Dashing Along Designer Series Paper FREE.  The Dashing Along Designer Series Paper is in addition to the Stampin’ Rewards you’ll earn!

Find all the details (and how to get this pretty paper for yourself!) at my Stampin’ Up! Promotions Page!


Still Time to Get Signed Up!

I promise – this kit won’t give you nightmares, but you WILL be haunted by the spooky box, wrapped in a whimsical spider web. And the contents? Not scary . . . just adorable, and everything you’ll need for FUN Halloween crafting!!  It’s a real “treat”!

Yep – the September kit is all about the Treats!  PACKAGING the treats, that is! 🙂

Not wild about Halloween?  Prefer cards? Well… As with every Paper Pumpkin kit, September’s kit can be repurposed.  For instance, you can add cardstock and make some cards! This kit’s coordinating colors are: Mango MelodyGorgeous GrapePumpkin Pie and Basic Black 

Promotion Details

  • New subscribers must subscribe by September 10 to get the Halloween kit.
  • Canceled subscribers must be in active status by September 10 to get the Halloween kit.
  • Current subscribers must stay active through September 10 to get the Halloween kit.
  • Product availability may be limited toward the end of the subscription period.

So…if you’re ready to get spooky crafty fun coming to you in a Paper Pumpkin box, you can either sign up for a subscription where you’re billed monthly for your kit or you can purchase a prepaid subscription in my online store.  For more information and to sign up for the monthly subscription, click here.  Or, check out the options for prepaid subscriptions in my online store, click here.


It’s Time to Start Redeeming!

 

All that ordering you did in August is about to PAY OFF!!  It’s time to start redeeming your Bonus Days Coupons!  Of course – you CAN wait until the 5th and redeem them on 2018 Holiday Catalog goodies!

Here’s the deets:

  • Redemption Period Deadlines
    • September 30, 2018, by 11:50 PM (MT)
  • There is no limit to the number of coupon codes participants can use on an order during redemption.
  • Bonus Days coupon codes may be redeemed for any product (excluding Starter Kits, demonstrator supply items, and Paper Pumpkin subscriptions.)
    • New prepaid Paper Pumpkin codes MAY be discounted with Bonus Days coupon codes.
  • Bonus Days coupon codes may be redeemed one time only.

So – here’s a handy flyer to walk you thru redeeming your coupons in my Online Store – click it to make it big enough for humans! 🙂


Stampin’ Up! Products Used in this Project:

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

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

Mint Macaron Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 1 5/8″ x 4 7/8″ (mat for diagonal strip); 2 1/2″ x 4″ (mat for art work)

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

Country Lane DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); 1 1/2″ x 4 3/4″ (diagonal strip on front); envelope flap

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


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


Finn Fan Fix

No FFF’s on Blog Hop Days! 🙂

TTFN

M

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Stampin’ Up! Frosted Floral Fun-Fold Shutter Card!

Good Monday, y’all!  And – since it’s a Holiday, it truly is an actual GOOD Monday! 🙂

If you were able to join me last night for my Facebook Live video, I sure appreciate you spending part of your long-weekend with me (and for being patient in the middle of my network difficulties!).  If not, but you’d like to see the replay, here it is on YouTube.  Be aware that it starts a little disjointedly – my network dropped us near the beginning of the video – but you’ll get to see the whole card being made!

The card we made last night – a Shutter Fun Fold – uses paper from the 2018 Holiday Catalog called Frosted Floral Specialty DSP.  And it is gorgeous!  I pulled some goodies from the Annual Catalog, too – the Hello Kitty stamp set and the fun Cat Punch.  Take a look-see:

The front was inspired by this week’s TGIF challenge!  I went straight down the right side column!

A Shutter Card looks just like a regular Gate Card from the outside – complete with a decorated belly band.

In this case, I used a couple of Stitched Shapes Framelits circles – a Whisper White and Frosted Floral DSP circle – atop a Mint Macaron scalloped circle.  The sentiment is from Pretty Kitty, stamped in Blackberry Bliss on Sea Foam card stock and cut with the Classic Label Punch.  It’s all adhered to a 1″ wide Soft Sea Foam belly band.

The fun of a Shutter Card really gets going when you open it up!

This fold looks way more complicated than it is – and the video will show you just how easy it is to cut and assemble – so I hope you’ll give it a watch!  Th sentiment, from Pretty Kitty, is stamped in Blackberry Bliss.  Over that, I added one of the sweet kitty images from the set – in stamped-off-once Soft Sea Foam.

I added the same cute image from Pretty Kitty to the front of the Whisper White Envelope…

…and, as usual, gave the flap a little more of the Frosted Floral DSP!

Et Voila!  This is an easy fold to make, y’all – and you can decorate it however you wish! So watch the tutorial and try one for yourself! Hope you like!

TTFN

 

 

 

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Days to the 2018 Holiday Catalog!


HOST CODE FOR 1 SEP – 15 SEP: NNXFK6AT

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 any active catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


Dashing Along Designer Series Paper Host Promotion!

Host a Workshop or place an order of $250 or more (total before shipping and tax) in the month of September, and get the Dashing Along Designer Series Paper FREE.  The Dashing Along Designer Series Paper is in addition to the Stampin’ Rewards you’ll earn!

To create the exclusive Dashing Along Designer Series Paper, Stampin’ Up! decided to use a mix of old favorites and new patterns to bring you beautiful, traditional Christmas paper. This collection of patterns has an eclectic feel and is perfect for layering, and while the newsprint design isn’t Christmas-themed, we selected it for its versatility and popularity.  I hope you’ll love this Designer Series Paper as much as I do, and remember, it’s available for a limited time only!

  • 12″ x 12″
  • 12 sheets: 3 double-sided sheets (6 total designs); 4 sheets of each design
  • Coordinating colors: Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Whisper White

Here’s the deets:

  • Promotion period: September 1–30 at 6:50PM (Mountain Time)
  • Dashing Along Designer Series Paper is exclusive to the host promotion and will not be available after September 30.
  • In order to qualify, the event merchandise total must reach $250 (before shipping and handling).
  • One package of Designer Series Paper may be redeemed per qualifying order, with no limit on how many packages of Designer Series Paper can be earned.
  • Dashing Along Designer Series Paper may not be redeemed using Stampin’ Rewards. Customers will receive this FREE gift with a qualifying order in addition to any Stampin’ Rewards they may earn.
  • Dashing Along Designer Series Paper may not be exchanged for other paper.


I promise – this kit won’t give you nightmares, but you WILL be haunted by the spooky box, wrapped in a whimsical spider web. And the contents? Not scary . . . just adorable, and everything you’ll need for FUN Halloween crafting!!  It’s a real “treat”!

Yep – the September kit is all about the Treats!  PACKAGING the treats, that is! 🙂

Not wild about Halloween?  Prefer cards? Well… As with every Paper Pumpkin kit, September’s kit can be repurposed.  For instance, you can add cardstock and make some cards! This kit’s coordinating colors are: Mango MelodyGorgeous GrapePumpkin Pie and Basic Black 

Promotion Details

  • New subscribers must subscribe by September 10 to get the Halloween kit.
  • Canceled subscribers must be in active status by September 10 to get the Halloween kit.
  • Current subscribers must stay active through September 10 to get the Halloween kit.
  • Product availability may be limited toward the end of the subscription period.

So…if you’re ready to get spooky crafty fun coming to you in a Paper Pumpkin box, you can either sign up for a subscription where you’re billed monthly for your kit or you can purchase a prepaid subscription in my online store.  For more information and to sign up for the monthly subscription, click here.  Or, check out the options for prepaid subscriptions in my online store, click here.


It’s Time to Start Redeeming!

 

All that ordering you did in August is about to PAY OFF!!  It’s time to start redeeming your Bonus Days Coupons!  Of course – you CAN wait until the 5th and redeem them on 2018 Holiday Catalog goodies!

Here’s the deets:

  • Redemption Period Deadlines
    • September 30, 2018, by 11:50 PM (MT)
  • There is no limit to the number of coupon codes participants can use on an order during redemption.
  • Bonus Days coupon codes may be redeemed for any product (excluding Starter Kits, demonstrator supply items, and Paper Pumpkin subscriptions.)
    • New prepaid Paper Pumpkin codes MAY be discounted with Bonus Days coupon codes.
  • Bonus Days coupon codes may be redeemed one time only.

So – here’s a handy flyer to walk you thru redeeming your coupons in my Online Store – click it to make it big enough for humans! 🙂


Stamps-N-Lingers 2018 Holiday Catalog Shares Are Still Open!

What are catalog shares, you ask?  They’re your chance to try a little bit of everything and see what you like the best.  It’s like…your first trip thru a cruise ship buffet…you have a little taste of all the fun things you like (or have never tasted) and then you go back for seconds (or even thirds!) on the goodies you love!

I’ll place our Shares order first jump out of the box on 5 Sept 18 and use expedited shipping so I get it back fast!  Then I’ll get it all cut up, packaged and out the door quick as I can – hopefully early in the week of 10 Sept.

Shares are open to anyone – including demonstrators, so…check it…

I’ve got a few options for you to pick from:  a New Designer Series Paper Share, a New Ribbons/Embellishments Share, and an I Want It All Share (this one gets a free extra bonus!!).

Deadline to sign up for the shares is 3 Sep 18 at 8pm EST!!  Head over to my Holiday Catalog Shares Page for all the details on what you get with each share type, as well as a handy form to fill out.  

Let me know if you have any questions. Thanks!


Stampin’ Up! Products Used in this Project:

The Frosted Floral Specialty DSP will be here on 5 Sept! 🙂

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Blackberry Bliss Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, scored and folded at 2 1/8″ and 6 3/8″); 3 1/2″ x 4″ (x 2 – for the shutters)

Soft Sea Foam Card Stock: 2″ x 5 3/8″ (x2 – mats for front DSP panels); 3″ x 5 3/8″ (mat for inside DSP panel)

Whisper White Card Stock: 2 7/8″ Stitched Shapes Framelits circle (Cat-Punch circle on front); 2 3/8″ Stitched Shapes Framelits circle (inside sentiment)

Mint Macaron Card Stock: 3″ Scallop Circle (mat for Cat-Punch circle on front)

Frosted Floral Specialty DSP: 2 7/8″ Stitched Shapes Framelits Circle (behind Cat-Punch circle on front) 1 7/8″ x 5 1/4″ (x2 – DSP panels on front); 2 7/8″ x 5 1/4″ (inside DSP panel); 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

Labor Day.

The very name invokes….bar-b-que!  Corn on the cob!  Baked Beans!  Watermelon!

Of those – only ONE is Finn-Friendly.

To be fair – he’d EAT all of them.

And…we’d ALL regret that later.

But.  There’s ONE…

A little watermelon on a hot summer day.  Yum!!

TTFN
M

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Stampin’ Up! Frosted Fun-Fold Sneak Peek!

Happy Sunday, y’all!  Hope you’re enjoying your weekend!

And – I hope you have a hankering for a video tonight!  I’ll be live on my Stamps-N-Lingers FB page tonight at 8pm eastern, so join me if you can!  We’re going to do a fun-fold…and for the sneak peek, I used the new Frosted Floral Specialty DSP.  Take a sneaky peek!

 

Hope you’ll be able to join me!  8pm.  Eastern.  Here! 🙂

TTFN

 

 

 

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Days to the 2018 Holiday Catalog!


HOST CODE FOR 1 SEP – 15 SEP: NNXFK6AT

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 any active catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


Dashing Along Designer Series Paper Host Promotion!

Host a Workshop or place an order of $250 or more (total before shipping and tax) in the month of September, and get the Dashing Along Designer Series Paper FREE.  The Dashing Along Designer Series Paper is in addition to the Stampin’ Rewards you’ll earn!

To create the exclusive Dashing Along Designer Series Paper, Stampin’ Up! decided to use a mix of old favorites and new patterns to bring you beautiful, traditional Christmas paper. This collection of patterns has an eclectic feel and is perfect for layering, and while the newsprint design isn’t Christmas-themed, we selected it for its versatility and popularity.  I hope you’ll love this Designer Series Paper as much as I do, and remember, it’s available for a limited time only!

  • 12″ x 12″
  • 12 sheets: 3 double-sided sheets (6 total designs); 4 sheets of each design
  • Coordinating colors: Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Whisper White

Here’s the deets:

  • Promotion period: September 1–30 at 6:50PM (Mountain Time)
  • Dashing Along Designer Series Paper is exclusive to the host promotion and will not be available after September 30.
  • In order to qualify, the event merchandise total must reach $250 (before shipping and handling).
  • One package of Designer Series Paper may be redeemed per qualifying order, with no limit on how many packages of Designer Series Paper can be earned.
  • Dashing Along Designer Series Paper may not be redeemed using Stampin’ Rewards. Customers will receive this FREE gift with a qualifying order in addition to any Stampin’ Rewards they may earn.
  • Dashing Along Designer Series Paper may not be exchanged for other paper.


I promise – this kit won’t give you nightmares, but you WILL be haunted by the spooky box, wrapped in a whimsical spider web. And the contents? Not scary . . . just adorable, and everything you’ll need for FUN Halloween crafting!!  It’s a real “treat”!

Yep – the September kit is all about the Treats!  PACKAGING the treats, that is! 🙂

Not wild about Halloween?  Prefer cards? Well… As with every Paper Pumpkin kit, September’s kit can be repurposed.  For instance, you can add cardstock and make some cards! This kit’s coordinating colors are: Mango MelodyGorgeous GrapePumpkin Pie and Basic Black 

Promotion Details

  • New subscribers must subscribe by September 10 to get the Halloween kit.
  • Canceled subscribers must be in active status by September 10 to get the Halloween kit.
  • Current subscribers must stay active through September 10 to get the Halloween kit.
  • Product availability may be limited toward the end of the subscription period.

So…if you’re ready to get spooky crafty fun coming to you in a Paper Pumpkin box, you can either sign up for a subscription where you’re billed monthly for your kit or you can purchase a prepaid subscription in my online store.  For more information and to sign up for the monthly subscription, click here.  Or, check out the options for prepaid subscriptions in my online store, click here.


It’s Time to Start Redeeming!

 

All that ordering you did in August is about to PAY OFF!!  It’s time to start redeeming your Bonus Days Coupons!  Of course – you CAN wait until the 5th and redeem them on 2018 Holiday Catalog goodies!

Here’s the deets:

  • Redemption Period Deadlines
    • September 30, 2018, by 11:50 PM (MT)
  • There is no limit to the number of coupon codes participants can use on an order during redemption.
  • Bonus Days coupon codes may be redeemed for any product (excluding Starter Kits, demonstrator supply items, and Paper Pumpkin subscriptions.)
    • New prepaid Paper Pumpkin codes MAY be discounted with Bonus Days coupon codes.
  • Bonus Days coupon codes may be redeemed one time only.

So – here’s a handy flyer to walk you thru redeeming your coupons in my Online Store – click it to make it big enough for humans! 🙂


Stamps-N-Lingers 2018 Holiday Catalog Shares Are Still Open!

What are catalog shares, you ask?  They’re your chance to try a little bit of everything and see what you like the best.  It’s like…your first trip thru a cruise ship buffet…you have a little taste of all the fun things you like (or have never tasted) and then you go back for seconds (or even thirds!) on the goodies you love!

I’ll place our Shares order first jump out of the box on 5 Sept 18 and use expedited shipping so I get it back fast!  Then I’ll get it all cut up, packaged and out the door quick as I can – hopefully early in the week of 10 Sept.

Shares are open to anyone – including demonstrators, so…check it…

I’ve got a few options for you to pick from:  a New Designer Series Paper Share, a New Ribbons/Embellishments Share, and an I Want It All Share (this one gets a free extra bonus!!).

Deadline to sign up for the shares is 3 Sep 18 at 8pm EST!!  Head over to my Holiday Catalog Shares Page for all the details on what you get with each share type, as well as a handy form to fill out.  

Let me know if you have any questions. Thanks!


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

Everybody likes to play hide-and-seek.

Not everybody is good at it. 😉

And on a completely different note – I took these pictures over my barn the other evening.

God-Light…brought to you by iPhoneX!!

 

TTFN
M

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Stampin’ Up! Blissful Blooms August Paper Pumpkin!

Good Saturday-on-a-3-Day-Weekend, y’all!  Whoo-hoo!  I hope you’ve got some ribs and brisket thawing and ready to smoke.  Or some burgers and dogs – depending on your bent!  We’re doing some ribs in the smoker, I think – I’ve got them thawing as we speak.  Yumm-o!!

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT:  September is upon us!  Which means all those Bonus Days coupons you earned in August are about to pay off!  See how to redeem them down below!! 🙂

Anywho….While I was off in LaLa Land – well.  LaLa Land-adjacent…my August Paper Pumpkin arrived and sat forlornly on my desk, waiting for me to get home.

Finn could relate.

Although I kind of hope HE wasn’t on my desk…. 😉

I saw several folks showing off the gorgeous set and was anxious to make it for myself and share it with you!

So.  I did!

This one is called Blissful Blooms…and it’s gorgeous!

You’ll find a sweet little stamp set and Blackberry Bliss Ink Spot…

And all you need to make 10 gorgeous, flower-strewn greeting cards!

I added the wonderful die-cut Vellum Leaves and Silver-laced Flirty Flamingo Baker’s Twine…

And then, using the flowers in the stamp set, and a little Flirty Flamingo and Tuxedo Black Memento Inks I decorated the inside and the front of the foil-embellished envelopes…

Stampin’ Up! must know what I think about nekkid envelopes, cuz they…decorated the insides for me!

If you’ve already got this set, then you’ll be able to get refills!  Yeah!

Click the picture below to check out Stampin’ Up!’s quick video and watch the kit go together!

I was right to be anxious to get home to this kit – I’ve now got 10 lovely cards all ready to go in the mail when the need arises!  What could be better?

Next up for Paper Pumpkin?  Halloween!!  And there’s still time for you to get signed up and have this spooky fun kit hit your mailboxes in September!

I promise – this kit won’t give you nightmares, but you WILL be haunted by the spooky box, wrapped in a whimsical spider web. And the contents? Not scary . . . just adorable, and everything you’ll need for FUN Halloween crafting!!  It’s a real “treat”!

Yep – the September kit is all about the Treats!  PACKAGING the treats, that is! 🙂

Not wild about Halloween?  Prefer cards? Well… As with every Paper Pumpkin kit, September’s kit can be repurposed.  For instance, you can add cardstock and make some cards! This kit’s coordinating colors are: Mango MelodyGorgeous GrapePumpkin Pie and Basic Black 

Promotion Details

  • New subscribers must subscribe by September 10 to get the Halloween kit.
  • Canceled subscribers must be in active status by September 10 to get the Halloween kit.
  • Current subscribers must stay active through September 10 to get the Halloween kit.
  • Product availability may be limited toward the end of the subscription period.

So…if you’re ready to get spooky crafty fun coming to you in a Paper Pumpkin box, you can either sign up for a subscription where you’re billed monthly for your kit or you can purchase a prepaid subscription in my online store.  For more information and to sign up for the monthly subscription, click here.  Or, check out the options for prepaid subscriptions in my online store, click here.

Hope you’ve enjoyed the look inside the August kit – and a sneak peek at what’s to come in September!

Oh – there’s still a little time to get your own Share of the 2018 Holiday Catalog.  Scroll down or click here to get the deets and get signed up! 🙂

TTFN

 

 

Days to the 2018 Holiday Catalog!


HOST CODE FOR 1 SEP – 15 SEP: NNXFK6AT

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 any active catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


Dashing Along Designer Series Paper Host Promotion!

Host a Workshop or place an order of $250 or more (total before shipping and tax) in the month of September, and get the Dashing Along Designer Series Paper FREE.  The Dashing Along Designer Series Paper is in addition to the Stampin’ Rewards you’ll earn!

To create the exclusive Dashing Along Designer Series Paper, Stampin’ Up! decided to use a mix of old favorites and new patterns to bring you beautiful, traditional Christmas paper. This collection of patterns has an eclectic feel and is perfect for layering, and while the newsprint design isn’t Christmas-themed, we selected it for its versatility and popularity.  I hope you’ll love this Designer Series Paper as much as I do, and remember, it’s available for a limited time only!

  • 12″ x 12″
  • 12 sheets: 3 double-sided sheets (6 total designs); 4 sheets of each design
  • Coordinating colors: Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Whisper White

Here’s the deets:

  • Promotion period: September 1–30 at 6:50PM (Mountain Time)
  • Dashing Along Designer Series Paper is exclusive to the host promotion and will not be available after September 30.
  • In order to qualify, the event merchandise total must reach $250 (before shipping and handling).
  • One package of Designer Series Paper may be redeemed per qualifying order, with no limit on how many packages of Designer Series Paper can be earned.
  • Dashing Along Designer Series Paper may not be redeemed using Stampin’ Rewards. Customers will receive this FREE gift with a qualifying order in addition to any Stampin’ Rewards they may earn.
  • Dashing Along Designer Series Paper may not be exchanged for other paper.


It’s Time to Start Redeeming!

 

All that ordering you did in August is about to PAY OFF!!  It’s time to start redeeming your Bonus Days Coupons!  Of course – you CAN wait until the 5th and redeem them on 2018 Holiday Catalog goodies!

Here’s the deets:

  • Redemption Period Deadlines
    • September 30, 2018, by 11:50 PM (MT)
  • There is no limit to the number of coupon codes participants can use on an order during redemption.
  • Bonus Days coupon codes may be redeemed for any product (excluding Starter Kits, demonstrator supply items, and Paper Pumpkin subscriptions.)
    • New prepaid Paper Pumpkin codes MAY be discounted with Bonus Days coupon codes.
  • Bonus Days coupon codes may be redeemed one time only.

So – here’s a handy flyer to walk you thru redeeming your coupons in my Online Store – click it to make it big enough for humans! 🙂


Stamps-N-Lingers 2018 Holiday Catalog Shares Are Still Open!

What are catalog shares, you ask?  They’re your chance to try a little bit of everything and see what you like the best.  It’s like…your first trip thru a cruise ship buffet…you have a little taste of all the fun things you like (or have never tasted) and then you go back for seconds (or even thirds!) on the goodies you love!

I’ll place our Shares order first jump out of the box on 5 Sept 18 and use expedited shipping so I get it back fast!  Then I’ll get it all cut up, packaged and out the door quick as I can – hopefully early in the week of 10 Sept.

Shares are open to anyone – including demonstrators, so…check it…

I’ve got a few options for you to pick from:  a New Designer Series Paper Share, a New Ribbons/Embellishments Share, and an I Want It All Share (this one gets a free extra bonus!!).

Deadline to sign up for the shares is 3 Sep 18 at 8pm EST!!  Head over to my Holiday Catalog Shares Page for all the details on what you get with each share type, as well as a handy form to fill out.  

Let me know if you have any questions. Thanks!


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

This used to work.

Really pretty well.

Apparently my lap has gotten significantly…smaller.

It’s the only plausible explanation.

TTFN
M

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Stampin’ Up! Last Day for Paper Pumpkin Sale and A Blog Candy Winner!

Hey y’all!  This is your last day to save 50% on a fun Paper Pumpkin kit!  Scroll on down for the details and to get signed up.

I want to thank everyone who entered my Paper Pumpkin Blog Candy giveaway – there’s definitely a lot of love for Stampin’ Up!’s wonderful Designer Series Paper, that’s evident! 🙂

If you remember – I have two Paper Pumpkin Kits to give away.  The first number pulled will receive a Broadway Star kit from June!

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Stampin’ Up! Shimmery Abstract Garden Impressions for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

 

Happy Thursday, y’all – and welcome to another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!! Today’s a color challenge, and I hope you’ll check out everyone’s projects when you’re done here!

I pulled out a favorite from the Annual Catalog – the Abstract Impressions stamp set and bundled Springtime Impressions Thinlits, and then added a few goodies from the 2018 Holiday Catalog.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Stamps-N-Lingers 2018 Holiday Catalog Shares are Open!

I know it’s hard to believe – but…we’re only a few weeks away from the debut of the 2018 Holiday Catalog!  Whoo-hooo!  Those of you who are my customers should start to see your catalogs arriving around the middle of the month.


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