Retirement

Stampin’ Up! On To Adventure – For Me!

Morning, you guys!  Happy happy HAWWWMP Day!!

It’s kind of a day of new beginnings here in Atlanta for us.  My card today will give you a hint, I think!

I decided it was a great time to ink up a new stamp set called…On To Adventure.  Take a look-see:

I played along with The Paper Players this week for this one.

I started with some Night of Navy paper from the Neutrals 6″ x 6″ DSP and matted it on Merry Merlot for the card front.

On a piece of Whisper White, I stamped the cute golfer guy from the On To Adventure set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  While I had the stamp out, I also stamped it in Granny Apple Green on some Granny Apple Green paper from the Brights DSP.

I cut the guy out of the Whisper White using a Rectangle Stitched Die.  Then I used my Ivory, Light Mango Melody, Light Smoky Slate and Light Poppy Parade Stampin’ Blends to color him.  I fussy cut the jacket from the Granny Apple Green image and used Liquid Glue to adhere it to the image.  Then I adhered the whole thing to the card front with Liquid Glue.

I stamped the On To Adventure sentiment in Merry Merlot on Whisper White and cut it with a smaller Rectangle Stitched Die.  That I popped onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card front was done!

On the inside, I used my Stamparatus again to add a second On To Adventure sentiment in Merry Merlot to a Whisper White panel.  At the bottom, I added a second retiree in Tuxedo Black and used my Blends to color him!  Do you like his Granny Apple Green/Night of Navy/Mango Melody outfit? 😉  He’s also got cool shades – Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker for those!

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Merry Merlot mat and into my Night of Navy card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got the camera-toting retiree on the front…

…and I added more Night of Navy DSP to the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I think this is just the cutest stamp set – everyone needs On To Adventure in their tool box!  Whether it’s for a friend or….for yourself!  I hope you like!

TTFN

M

 

 

 

P.S.  Can you guess our new beginning? 😉


HOST CODE FOR 15 JUL – 31 JUL: 6K4B3PDV

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.


Do YOU Like to Pay Taxes on Your Goodies?!?

Me, neither!

If you love holidays—and don’t love taxes—we have some great news for you! Twelve U.S. states will have sales tax holidays for school supplies over the next several weeks. The dates for each state’s sales tax holiday will vary; the definition of “school supplies” will also vary from state to state. Fortunately, a selection of Stampin’ Up! products qualify as school supplies and will be tax-free during each state’s sales tax holiday period. (Sales tax holidays may not apply to additional county, city, and special jurisdiction taxes.)

If you live in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Mexico, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia or Wisconsin (whoo-hoo!) —click the picture below to see which products will be tax-free for each state !  HINT: TENNESSEE is next up – your weekend is 26 – 28 July!

Important Note: Orders must be placed with Stampin’ Up! during the sales tax holiday period to receive these select items tax free; each period begins—and ends—at midnight (Mountain Time).


 Just One Week Left!

You’ve got one more week to earn Bonus Days coupons!  Thru the end of the month, for every $50 you spend (before shipping and tax) you’ll earn a $5 Bonus Days coupon code that you’ll redeem in August!!  And – there’s no limit to the number of Coupons you can earn.  Whaaa?!? 🙂

Once we get into August, I’ll share the How’s and Deets on redeeming all those wonderful coupons!!

Until then – get all the details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page and…happy shopping!


EXTRA…EXTRA…Read All About It!!

Have you ever thought that YOU might want to join Stampin’ Up!?

 

Maybe for the discount (20-25% on EVERYTHING!)?

Maybe for a little extra cash coming in?

Well – regardless of the WHY – the Perfect WHEN is NOW!!

From 1 July thru 31 August, new demonstrators will receive an additional $30 to put toward bonus products in their Starter Kit. THEN, you’ll receive a $10 coupon code to use the following month. Woo-hoo!!

Check it all out on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page and then…let’s get you started!  Hobbyist or Business Demo – come on down!!!


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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

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

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

Whisper White Card Stock: 2 1/4″ x 3 1/2″ Rectangle Stitched Die Cut (art); 7/8″ x 2 7/8″ Rectangle Stitched Die Cut (sentiment); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner);

Brights 6″ x 6″ DSP (Granny Apple Green); Fussy cut shirt

Neutrals 6″ x 6″  DSP (Night of Navy): 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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My Mom is Retiring!  Only Stampin’ Up! and other fun trips for her now – and I’ll probably get to go every time!!

Whoo-hooo!!!

TTFN

M

 

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Stampin’ Up! 2017-2018 Annual Catalog Sneak Peek!

Good afternoon, y’all!  This is my second post for the day – if you’re looking for my card for today, please check it out right here!

THIS post is to share with you some fun pictures from OnStage.  Specifically pictures of the new goodies in the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog.  We were just blown away by the new goodies you’re about to see.  

This post will have a few pictures – and I’ll be dumping a bunch more over on my Facebook Page.

Okay – here we go….

These are the Suites!

Eastern Palace Suite – you’ve seen a card or two I’ve already made with this one!!

Coffee Break Suite – for the caffeine fiends out there!

Pick a Pattern Suite

Petal Garden Suite

Birthday Memories Suite

Foil Frenzy Suite

Whole Lot of Lovely Suite

Fresh Florals Suite

Bundle of Love Suite

Be Merry Suite

Delightful Daisy Suite (my fave!!) – and coming tomorrow!!  Whoo-hoo!

Color Theory Suite – this one has the coolest dies with it – and….it’s coming tomorrow! 🙂

Wood Textures Suite (High on my list!!) – Look what we made!  Can’t wait to see it in tomorrow’s box.

Be sure to head over to my Facebook Page, okay?  There’ll be lots of pictures of the Display Boards – showing the projects that the presenters did for us on Saturday!

I’ll be live tomorrow afternoon to show you what’s in my Big Box of Goodies!!  I won’t say a time cuz that depends on the good ole UPS man!! But I hope to see you then!


We’re getting ready to retire products from both the 2016-2017 annual and 2017 occasions catalogs. You don’t want to miss out! Select retiring products have discounts of up to 50% off.

Be sure to place orders before the sun sets on these items May 31!

  • Promotion dates: April 10–May 31, 2017 beginning at 1:00 PM (MT).
  • No minimum purchase required.
  • Retiring items may be added to all orders.
  • Retiring items are eligible for Stampin’ Rewards with qualifying orders.
  • All retiring items will be discontinued after May 31.
  • All retiring accessories and tools are available while supplies last.
  • Due to high demand for retiring stamp sets, Stampin’ Up! will keep producing retiring stamp sets until May 22.  After May 22, all retiring stamp sets will be available while supplies last.
  • Order Deadlines:  May 31, 2017, by 11:55 PM (MT)

You can see the Retiring List right here! There are some great deals on some awesome products so get your lists ready – go take a peek and happy shopping!

Holler if you’ve got any questions.


HOST CODE FOR 1 APR – 15 APR: 7QZA32B7

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 in the 2016-17 Annual Catalog or the 2017 Occasions Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


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


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


FINN-FAN FIX….

One FFF per day, y’all!  😉

TTFN

M

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Stampin’ Up! Happy New Beginning Celebrations!

Well, good Inauguration Day to y’all!  Regardless of how you voted in November, what you think of Mr. Trump and his family, today’s a big day for this country.  It’s a pretty big part of what makes us who and what we are.  We should all be proud.

And really really glad we’re not in Washington DC!!  What a mess that’s going to be, huh?  Too many people.  And at least half of them not too happy.  I’m happy to be far away.

So’s Finn.  He’s way too busy doing important dog work to worry about who’s the President.

Or even what a President is! 🙂

He’s been playing with his squeaky toy in the leaves…

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Contemplating the world (as he knows it)…

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Wading in the pond (the tongue.  The TONGUE!!)…finn-just-out-of-the-pond
…and considering the potential ramifications of ponding…

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He’s a happy boy!

His mom, on the other hand, has been busy making cards!  Today’s is a card I made for a friend who’s welcoming a new baby.  It’s not a traditional looking baby card – just wouldn’t fit her!  I used the new Happy Celebrations stamp set and the fun Celebrations Duo TIEFs.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Glamper Adventure for the Last Blast of Summer Blog hop

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Mornin’, y’all – welcome to another Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop. We’re doing a Theme Hop and today celebrates the Last Blast of Summer! I know that all of us have a different idea about the right way to celebrate the end of summer, so I hope you’ll take the time to check them all out when you’re done here! 🙂

For me – I decided to use two new stamp sets in the 2016 Holiday Catalog.  Glamper Greetings and Mountain Adventure go together like beef tips and rice!  Here’s what they look like:

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Mountain Adventure - Stamps-N-Lingers
Glamper Greetings struck a cord with me when I saw it – my husband and I have long talked of buying an RV and exploring this great country.  May not be in the cards for a bit while we’ve still got the horse-kids with us – I’m not a fan of leaving them with people to watch.  But, when the time comes, mayhaps we’ll take the plunge.  There’ll be some discussion though – motorhome or 5th wheel?  Wayne’s a motorhome advocate, I prefer a 5th wheel.  More room for my card making – and that’s a non-negotiable piece! 😉

I combined the two stamp sets to create a little mountain lake-side scene that might look just like a spot we’d end up one day.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Always an Adventure for Christmas

Well, it’s Hawmp day again!  Week’s almost over – gotta love a 4-day week, huh?

Things are quiet here on the wild animal front.  Well….Duck-Duck isn’t quiet.  Ever.  She was a bit flustered this morning.  Don’t know what got into her, but she met me at the barn and gave me the what-for for the whole time I was there.  Actually came all the way in to the barn to tell me all about it.  Whatever it was.  I may never know!  Once Wayne got there and we sat down, she settled a bit.  And then came and stood in front of us and groomed.

And groomed.

And…groomed.

And then – once every feather on her considerable body was fluffed and primped and rubbed and perfect…she stood in front of us and…balanced. On one leg.  I don’t know why.  Cuz I don’t understand “goose”.

But, I gotta say she’s funny as all get out.  And I spent a lot of time laughing like crazy at her grooming rituals! 🙂  And if I can ever figure out how to get a video from my phone into this blog – I’ll let you see it, too.

But – on to the card for the day!  My friend out in California is retiring this month.  Which means that the next time I have to go out there for work, he won’t be there.  He’s been my friend and my rock for every single event we’ve done out there.  It’s going to be pretty hard without him – and I’m going to miss him.  But I’m happy for him and want to send him a card.  Not a sappy one – just a fun one.  

His new home is a log house on a lake in Wisconsin, so I wanted an outdoor theme – and the Outdoor Adventure Framelits seemed like the way to go.  I used a few other sets, too – like the Host set called Time of Year.  And the Labeler Alphabet.  And the Hearth & Home Thinlits.  Take a look-see:

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