Retirement

Stampin’ Up! Golden Honey Bee Sneak Peek!

Good morning!  It.  Is.  FRIDAY!! Whoo-hoo!!

AND – all my catalogs are stickered and stuffed and sent!  Double Whooo-hooo!! 🙂

I’ve got a cute little 2020 Jan-Jun Mini Catalog and 2020 Sale-A-Bration Flyer sneak peek for you today.  This set is one I wanted the INSTANT I saw it in the catalog – it’s the Honey Bee Bundle – with the Detailed Bee Dies.  AND – there’s awesome Golden Honey Bee Specialty DSP in the Sale-A-Bration flyer – which means…FREE DESIGNER SERIES PAPER!!  Yikes!!  Take a look-see:

The layout – and a few elements (if you look close, you’ll see what I mean!) in this one – are from this week’s FUSION challenge.

And the color scheme is from the Color Throwdown challenge.

I started with some of the beautiful gold-foil-accented Golden Honey Specialty DSP that I matted on Bermuda Bay for the card front.

On a smaller rectangle of Whisper White, I used my Stamparatus to stamp the curved sentiment from the Honey Bee stamp set (coming on 4 Jan 20!) in Bermuda Bay.  Then I cut out the beehive shape, using the die in the bundled Detailed Bee Die Set.

I used the honeycomb die from the set and cut a couple from a piece of Gold Glimmer Paper.

I used a piece of Daffodil Delight paper from the new Birthday Bonanza DSP (also coming on 4 Jan 20!) behind the beehive.  I adhered the Gold Glimmer honeycomb with Liquid Glue.  Then I adhered the Whisper White panel over top with more Liquid Glue.

On scrap Whisper White, I stamped the large bee and two small bees in Tuxedo Black -and cut them out with their matching die from the Detailed Bee Die set.

Yes – you heard me.  Dies.  That.  Cut.  Bees.

Whaaaaa!??!  How AWESOME is that?!? 🙂

Answer: VERY freakin’ awesome!

I colored their bodies with my Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Write Marker and the wings with my Light Pool Party Stampin’ Blend.  I brushed Clear Wink of Stella over the wings, too.

I used the marker-to-rubber technique to color the two flower images – Pear Pizzazz for the stems and leaves and Daffodil Delight for the flowers.  This technique is made SO much easier with the Stamparatus – it means you can stamp over the image as many times as you need!  I cut the flowers with their matching dies.  And some Gold Glimmer hearts, too!

I adhered the flowers and hearts and the right-most little bee with Liquid Glue.  Then I added the second small bee and the large guy with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I added some Pear Pizzazz “faux stitches” with my Stampin’ Write Marker and the card was done!

On the inside, I added a stamped-off-once Daffodil Delight beehive from the Honey Bee set in the center of a Whisper White panel.   Over top, I added a second sentiment in Bermuda Bay.  Then I added a single flower – once again using the marker-to-rubber technique.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Bermuda Bay mat and into my Pear Pizzazz card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got a full-strength Daffodil Delight beehive on the front – plus a couple of little Tuxedo Black bees…

…and some more of the Golden Honey Specialty DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  You guys – I was TOTALLY right to covet this set when I saw it!  The Honey Bee stamp set is adorable – and the bundled Detailed Bee Dies cut.  Out.  BEES!  Like…bee-legs.  And bee-antenna.  NO fussy cutting!  Whoo-hoo!!  Add in the Golden Honey Specialty DSP (that you’ll be able to pick up for free during Sale-A-Bration with a $50 order before shipping and tax!  I hope you LIKE – add this one to your Wish List as soon as your catalog arrives.  It’s on page 30.  Just sayin’! 😉

TTFN

M

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 1 DEC – 15 DEC: VFPHM4W9

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.


Going On Now!

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Running thru 2 Jan 20 (but only while supplies last), you can save big on a selection of retiring and surplus items including holiday catalog items, stamp sets, and Paper Pumpkin past kits. You’ll want to shop early to avoid missing out!

And don’t forget: This offer is while supplies last only and popular items will sell out quickly.

The deets:

  • Sales Period: 3 Dec 19 – 2 Jan 20 at 11:50pm (MT)
  • Only items listed on the flyer, Excel spread sheet, and online store are eligible for this promotion.
  • No minimum purchase required.
  • Retiring items from the 2019 holiday catalog are available while supplies last.

Here are handy links to the goodies in my Online Store!

Retiring Favorites    Discounted Products

Stampin’ Up! has also released the list of products in the Holiday Catalog that are carrying over into future catalog!  Yeah!!

Click the links below to see the complete list of retiring and carryover items (those goodies that will be available for purchase in a future catalog!).

****Take a close look at the asterisked items in the Holiday Carryover List…there are a few of your favorite things that are currently sold out and unavailable…but that will be back!!  Like…the Moose Punch, the Feels Like Frost DSP and the Brightly Gleaming DSP (to name a few – there are MORE!).  While they will NOT be available from 2 Jan 20 thru the start of the 2020 Holiday catalog next Fall – they WILL be back!  Check out the full list.

  • Most Wonderful Time Product Medley (item 150705)
  • Christmas Countdown Project Kit (item 150703)
        • Please note: The coordinating Christmas Countdown Stamp Set (item 151833) will not carry over – so you want to get that NOW!
  • Jingle Bells Embellishments (item 149598)
  • Snowflake Sequins Embellishments (item 150443)
  • Feels Like Frost Specialty Designer Series Paper (item 150444)
  • Toile Tidings Designer Series Paper (item 150432)
  • Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper (item 150429)
  • Christmas Gleaming Stamp Set (item 150464)
  • Gleaming Ornament Punch Pack (item 150647)
  • Merry Moose Stamp Set (item 150494)
  • Moose Punch (item 150652)
  • Gather Together Stamp Set (item 150589)
  • Gathered Leaves Dies (item 150662)

Can I get a big Whoo-hoo!?!

Got questions?  Give me a shout!


Thirty-One Gifts Helping You Get Ready for the Holidays!

Check out my Online Store for all the deets!


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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

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

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

Whisper White Card Stock:  3″ x 4″ (art panel); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); Detailed Bee Die cut shapes

Gold Glimmer Paper: Detailed Bee die cut honeycomb and hearts

Golden Honey Specialty DSP (coming on 4 Jan 20):  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); envelope flap

Birthday Bonanza DSP (coming on 4 Jan 20): 2 7/8″ x 3 7/8″ (behind the beehive)


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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Finn Fan Fix


Finn and I stuffed and mailed 2020 Jan – June Mini Catalogs and 2020 Sale-A-Bration catalogs on Wednesday and Thursday!

Finn is mostly moral support.  Lack of thumbs.  And – can’t go in the Post Office! 😉

But – he HELPED!!

So…if you know you’re getting one of these packages – be on the lookout!

If you’re not sure…holler at me! 😉

If Finn answers the phone…just ask for me!

TTFN

M

P.S.  Happy Birthday, Handaddy – I miss you every single day.  But – I know you’re watching over us! Love.

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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!


Finn Fan Fix


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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