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Stampin’ Up! Winter Woods Christmas Season

Happy Weekend!  Hope you’ve got something fun planned!  I made it home safely yesterday ahead of the next winter storm.  Whoo-hooo!  Did not get the test done that needed to be done – the plane simply wouldn’t cooperate.  But – I got a nice little road trip and saw some of my friends from our last event in CA, which was fun.  So – far from wasted for me! 🙂

I’ve got a pretty little Christmas card for you today using the wonderful Winter Woods stamp set.  I set it stop some Woodland TIEF embossing – take a look-see:

I played along with the Global-Design-Project theme challenge this week!

I started with a panel of Whisper White that I embossed in the Woodland TIEF and matted on Merry Merlot for the card front.  Around the card front, I wrapped a piece of Merry Merlot & Copper 5/8″ Reversible Ribbon, securing it in the back with Glue Dots.

On a smaller piece of Whisper White, I stamped the big pine tree image from Winter Woods in Mossy Meadow – I stamped it twice without re-inking.  Then I stamped it a third time (but that one ended up under the cut-out tree, so…you can put it on or not.  Up to you!).

I matted the smaller panel on Merry Merlot and adhered it onto the card front with Liquid Glue.

On a Window Sheet, I stamped the Winter Woods tree again in Mossy Meadow.  Be sure to go straight down and straight up – your Stamparatus will help with this!! – so that the stamp doesn’t slip and slide and smear your image!  Then WAIT for it to dry – or help it a little like I did with my Heat Tool on the lowest setting.

Once the tree was good and dry – I cut it with the die in the matching In the Woods Framelits.  I also cut a second solid tree from a piece of Sparkle Glimmer Paper.  Using Glue Dots under the stamped image (to help hide them!) – I adhered the stamped Window Sheet tree over top of the Sparkle Glimmer Paper tree!

I stamped the sentiment from the Winter Woods stamp set in Merry Merlot on Whisper White and cut it with the die from the Frosted Bouquet Framelits.  With the slightly larger die – I cut a Merry Merlot mat.  I adhered them together with Liquid Glue and then added it to the card front with more Liquid Glue.

I popped my sparkly tree over top of the whole thing with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

With some Gold Metallic Thread, I tied a knot tightly around my Merry Merlot ribbon right next to the art panel.  Then I adhered a bow, tied of the same ribbon, right over the top of that knot with a Glue Dot.  Tying the metallic thread around the ribbon makes it look like it’s a bow tied the “right” way!

And that was it for the card front!

On the inside, I added a couple of Mossy Meadow pine boughs and an Early Espresso pine cone from Winter Woods onto a Whisper White panel.

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

On the front of my Whisper White Medium Envelope, I added more Winter Woods pine boughs and cones…

…and did the same on my envelope flap!

Et Voila!  I love this Winter Woods set – and am glad it’s carrying over!  Note:  the stamp set and In The Woods Framelits are both carrying over – but the money-saving bundled price will NOT.  So – if you want this stamp set and framelits – I’d urge you to get it now!  Hope you like!

TTFN

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 1 DEC – 15 DEC: GDTYM3QG

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.


Stamps-N-Lingers Online Host Club Openings

I’ve got some openings in the next Online Host Club opening in January!  Join the club and earn free goodies faster than ever!  Check out all the details right here – then let me know ASAP if you want in.  Spots will go quickly – so don’t miss out!


Stamps-N-Lingers 2019 Occasions Catalog Shares Are Open

My 2019 Occasions Catalog Shares are open!  Shares are a way to get a little taste of all the new papers, ribbons, trims and embellishments in a new catalog – without buying the WHOLE catalog – which would set you back about $200!  This way – you get a sampling of everything and then you can decide what you want to buy whole-packs of!  Makes pretty good sense, huh?

Check them out here and fill out the handy form to get signed up!


The Year-End Closeout is our chance to do a little inventory cleaning—and your opportunity to take advantage of special year-end deals on retiring and surplus items.  During this promotion, you’ll be able to save on a selection of retiring and surplus items— and some are “last-chance” and limited inventory.  I suggest you place your orders sooner rather than later, because supplies are limited and the YearEnd Closeout ends on 2 January.  After that, some of your favorite retiring items may be gone for good!  Get all the details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions Page!

Or – download PDF and Excel versions by clicking the links below!

Year-End Closeout Item List – PDF

Year-End Closeout Item List – Excel


Craft & Carry Stamparatus Bag!


Click on the image below to open up a full-size flyer with more details.  And get all the details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions Page!


 Cut & Ready Card Bases Available Now – Quantities Are Limited!

Yeah!!!  Save time making your cards this year with Cut & Ready Card Bases!!!  Stampin’ Up! has asked a small group of Demonstrators to offer these awesome card bases to their customers for a limited time and in limited quantities to see how they sell…And if they sell well, they’ll likely be adding them to the catalog offering in the future!  Double YEAH!!

So add some to your orders now if you like them and want to see more of them!  The card bases will be available through December 31 while supplies last!

You can see the details on the flyer (click on the image to open up a full-size version).

Get all the details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions Page!


Stampin’ Up! Products Used in this Project

The Merry Merlot & Copper 5/8″ Reversible Ribbon is no longer available.  🙁

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Mossy Meadow Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card front, scored and folded at 4 1/4″)

Merry Merlot Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3 1/8″ x 4 1/8″ (mat for art panel); Frosted Bouquet die cut mat for sentiment

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); 3″ x 4″ (art panel); Frosted Bouquet die cut (sentiment)

Window Sheet and Sparkle Glimmer Paper: Frosted Bouquet die cut trees


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

 

When I arrived home on Friday, it was to a couple of big – and heavy! – boxes from Stampin’ Up!

Whaaa?!?  That almost never happens here.

Said no one ever! 😉

I’ll share the “fun goodies” pic with you soon – but…the important work inside was….2019 Occasions and Sale-a-Bration catalogs!

I’d pre-stuffed and labeled envelopes for all my customers before I left on Wednesday, so…Finn and I sat down to label and stuff the two catalogs into their envelopes.

HIS contribution was to lay sprawled behind me and push into my back with his large man-dog feet.

Guess he figured a back-rub would help?? 🙂

Anywho – “WE” got them done and they’re on their way!!  Whoo-hooo!

TTFN
M

 

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Stampin’ Up! Stamps-N-Lingers Online Host Club Openings Available!

Hey y’all – this is my second quick post for Friday!  Yes, I love you guys THAT much! 😉

I wanted to offer everyone a shot at getting in on one of my Online Host Clubs!  I’ve got a rare couple of openings!

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Stampin’ Up! 2019 Occasions Shares Are Open!

Wow!  Can you even believe it’s almost 2019?  We’re going to blink and it’ll be 2020.  Pretty sure that’s when the flying cars George Jetson promised me 40 years ago will come to pass! 😉

With the arrival of 2019 will -for SURE! – come the 2019 Occasions Catalog!  I’ve got packs of those winging their way to Atlanta and they should go out to my customers on Saturday!  If you know you’ll be getting a catalog from me, then you should start to see your catalogs arriving around the middle of next week!


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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

Categories: Paper Pumpkin, Shares, Special Promotions | Tags: , | 10 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Subtle Striped Tropical Chic and an Ordering Special!

Good morning on the last day of August!  Which is an important date….

Why?

Cuz there’s a few things coming to an end that you’re going to want to jump on.

  1. The Color Your Season Bundle won’t be available after today!
  2. The Watercolor Pencils – Set 2 may very well NOT be available after today!
  3. This is the last day to earn Bonus Coupons to spend starting tomorrow – or, if you’re anxiously waiting for the 2018 Holiday Catalog…to hang on to until next week on the 5th!
  4. Finally – this is the LAST DAY to earn TRIPLE PEPPERMINT POINTS from me by purchasing the aforementioned Color Your Seasons Bundle!  Folks are getting this great bundle and racking up Peppermints while they do it (remember – when you earn 16 – you get a Peppermint Reward of…anything of your choice up to $40 from me!).  If you don’t know about my Punkin’ Head Rewards Program – check it out right here.  And then…head over to my Online Store and order your Color Your Seasons Bundle!  Remember – you have to purchase the BUNDLE to get the Triple Peppermints!  And this Ordering Special ends tonight!

Okay – now.  On to our card for today!

I decided to play with some of the goodies in the Tropical Chic suite (in the Annual Catalog!).  I especially love the colors – pinks and greens – of the Tropical Escape DSP.  Take a look-see:

I didn’t come up with this layout on my own, I borrowed it from the sketch challenge at The Paper Players.

And the inspiration photo from Hand Stamped Sentiments helped me pick my theme!

I started with a piece of Whisper White card stock, that I embossed in the new Subtle Dynamic TIEF.  Then I adhered it with Liquid Glue to the front of my Shaded Spruce card base.

Next up is a piece of Tropical Escape DSP that I cut in strips and adhered to a Basic Black mat.  I cut a single panel of the DSP and then cut it into strips.  Each strip is adhered with Liquid Glue (giving me some time to wiggle them around and get them aligned/spaced just right).

I stamped the Tropical Chic sentiment in Shaded Spruce on a strip of Whisper White and snipped a banner into one end.  Then I edged it with my Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Write Marker.

I cut some leaves with the Tropical Thinlits from Granny Apple Green and Shaded Spruce.   I adhered a couple to the card front with Liquid Glue, then used a Glue Dot to adhere a few loops of Linen Thread – then popped the sentiment over all of that with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I adhered the rest of the leaves with Liquid Glue.  Then I added a Tropical Element button with a Glue Dot.  And, because….why not!?…I tied a Linen Thread Billie-bow and added it with a final Glue Dot.

I used my Dark Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blend to color a few Pearl Basic Jewels and tucked them in amongst the leaves and Linen Thread – and the card front was done!

On the inside, I repeated the Subtle Dynamic TIEF on another Whisper White panel and adhered it inside the Shaded Spruce card base with Liquid Glue.  On another Whisper White panel, I stamped a leaf from Tropical Chic in stamped-off-once Granny Apple Green.  Over the top of that, I added a Tropical Chic sentiment in Shaded Spruce.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Basic Black mat and then onto the embossed panel, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got a couple of Tropical Chic leaves in Granny Apple Green and Shaded Spruce, and a flower in Petal Pink…

…and added a little more of the Tropical Escape DSP to the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Petal Pink, Granny Apple Green, Shaded Spruce and Black!  What a perfect color combination – which means the Tropical Escape DSP is just the best.  And – it’s a perfect accompaniment to the Tropical Chic stamp set and bundled Tropical Thinlits!  Hope you like! 🙂

Don’t miss out on all the Last-Call specials today, okay?!? 🙂

TTFN

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 16 AUG – 31 AUG: CQPTNH2U

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.


Time is running out to get this exclusive bundle!  Blended Seasons stamp set can be bundled with Stitched Season Framelits Dies, which is a coordinating stitched die that includes stitching on both the positive and negative images

Click right here to open up the full size Color Your Season flyer.  Click here to head over to my online store to pick up this bundle now!


We Know You Love our Watercolor Pencils!

So Don’t Miss Out on a SECOND Set of Wonderful Colors!!

Balmy Blue, Cajun Craze, Cherry Cobbler, Coastal Cabana, Crushed Curry, Flirty Flamingo, Garden Green, Gorgeous Grape, Granny Apple Green, Night of Navy

You can get these RIGHT NOW – but they MAY NOT be available again after the end of this month.

Click HERE to go right to them in my Online Store!


Time is Running Out to Earn Bonus Days Coupons!

You’ve still got time to earn Bonus Coupons to redeem in September!  Get all the details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page!


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:

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Shaded Spruce Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); Tropical Thinlits die cut leaves

Basic Black Card Stock: 3 3/4″ x 4 3/4″ (mat for front DSP strips and inner liner)

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (Subtle-embossed card front and inner liner); 4″ x 5 1/4″ (inner liner);  3/4″ x 2 1/2″ (sentiment)

Granny Apple Green Card Stock: Tropical Thinlits die cut leaves

Tropical Escape DSP: 3/4″ x 3 5/8″, 1 1/2″ x 3 5/8″, 4 1/4″ x 3 5/8″ (front DSP strips); 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

Have I ever told you guys that we have a lot of wheeled vehicles?  And tracked vehicles?  We’re a farm – so we’ve got too many trucks, too many skid-steers, too many…eveything (well – until I need Wayne to do something construction-y and then we have JUST the right number! LOL).

Anywho…Wayne is a Master-Parker.  By which I mean…he can, without expending any undo effort, park one of the aforementioned wheeled/tracked vehicles Right.  Smack.  In.  The.  Middle.  Of…fill-in-the-blank.  There is always and forever some vehicle of some sort IN MY WAY!

And, y’all – it’s not like there’s not plenty of space to park them that would NOT be IN MY WAY!  Really.  There’s room.

It’s just sort of his thing.

Finn appears to be “his father’s son”.

As if he had thumbs, a ruler, a protractor and a laser-level…he can (and does!) find the EXACT spot to lay Right. Smack.  In.  The.  Middle.  Of…fill-in-the-blank.  Basically IN MY WAY.

Case in point.

See the precise positioning?

Perfectly poised bewtixt the stove and the frig.  While I’m making dinner.

A chip off the ole block, he is.

I’m sure he thinks he’s helping… 😉

TTFN
M

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Stampin’ Up! Blended Seasons Sorry for Everything!

Happy Happy Haawwmp Day, y’all!  The week is going quickly – and next week we’ve got a Holiday!!  Whoo-hoo!

And…something else is happening next week…

What is it…

It’s right on the tip of my tongue…

Hmmm…

Well – it’ll come to me I’m sure! 🙂

One thing I DO remember is that the cool Color Your Season promotion is ending this week -like…DAY AFTER TOMORROW!  That’s right, after Friday, you will NOT be able to pick up the lovely Blended Seasons stamp set and coordinating Stitched Seasons Framelits.  So…tarry not, okay?  Here’s a link right to them in my Online Store!

In fact, I’m so sure that you NEED this set that – for the next two days ONLY – everyone who orders the Color Your Seasons Bundle will get TRIPLE PEPPERMINT POINTS! 

Remember – this is only good thru the end of the day on Friday, 31 Aug AND you MUST order the BUNDLE to get the TRIPLE PEPPERMINTS! Got it!?

Now – today’s card is a sympathy card for a friend who lost her old dog this past Sunday. 🙁

I used the Blended Seasons stamp set as well as the Sorry For Everything set from the Annual Catalog, plus a few other fun goodies.  Take a look-see:

The layout for this card was based on this week’s Sunday Stamps sketch challenge.

And the color scheme comes from the Global Design Project challenge.

I’d wanted to use the Blended Seasons set today and, after seeing the pretty card that GDP Guest Designer Holley Smith made, I knew just what to make!

I started with a piece of Very Vanilla card stock and, using my Stamparatus, stamped the Tree Rings background image in Soft Suede.  Then I used a Sponge Dauber to sponge the edges in more Soft Suede.  I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Soft Suede mat.

The next layer is a piece of paper from the Garden Impressions DSP (yes, I know that’s Crushed Curry – it’s called artistic license…..hello?!) matted on Soft Suede and adhered to the card front with Liquid Glue.

My angled piece is yet another piece of Soft Suede that I cut to fit exactly on the angle depicted in the sketch, then I embossed it in the Corrugated Dynamic TIEF (coming next week in the….that’s IT!!  The 2018 Holiday Catalog goes LIVE next week on the 5th!!).  Once I sponged it with Soft Suede, I decided I wanted torn edges – so I tore the edges – then used Tear & Tape Adhesive to adhere it to the card front.

And then the fun began!

I stamped the pretty Blended Seasons leaves image on Whisper White, twice, in Soft Suede ink.  Then I used my Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends – both Light and Dark – and my Flirty Flamingo Light Blend – to color all the leaves.  I used my Soft Suede Light Blend for the little stems.  Then I fussy cut all the leaves!

My sentiment is from Sorry For Everything – it’s actually three separate images in the set – all stamped in Soft Suede on Very Vanilla.  I lightly flicked the edges of the sentiment with Soft Suede ink using a Sponge Dauber.  I used the same dauber to lightly sponge a Flirty Flamingo Colored Doily (just to tone it down a smidge).  That I adhered next with a little Liquid Glue.

I put some Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of my sentiment and used them to wind a few loops of Linen Thread.

I added a few of the leaves to the card front with Liquid Glue, then popped the sentiment on with the Dimensionals.  Then I added the rest of the leaves with Liquid Glue or Liquid Glue and Mini Dimensionals.

I tied a Linen Thread Double-Loop Billie Bow and tucked it under the corner of the sentiment with a Glue Dot, added a few Pearl Basic Jewels and the card front was done!

On the inside, I simply stamped and colored the leaves from the Blended Seasons stamp set in Soft Suede, Daffodil Delight and Flirty Flamingo on a Very Vanilla panel.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Soft Suede mat and into my Thick Very Vanilla card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got another set of Blended Season leaves on the front (don’t forget to slide a piece of plastic or something into the envelope to keep the Stampin’ Blends from bleeding thru to the back)…

…and I added a bit more of the Garden Impressions DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  This Blended Season stamp set has such gorgeous images in it – I particularly love these leaves!  And the matching Stitched Seasons Framelits feature some really cool inside AND outside stitching!  And – this card would work as a general sympathy card (not necessarily just for someone who’s lost a fur-child) – thanks to the wonderful sentiment in the Sorry For Everything stamp set.  I hope you like!

I also hope that – if you haven’t already – you’ll add this bundle to your tool box.  And earn those Triple Peppermint Rewards!!  Hurry quick!

TTFN

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 16 AUG – 31 AUG: CQPTNH2U

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.


Time is running out to get this exclusive bundle!  Blended Seasons stamp set can be bundled with Stitched Season Framelits Dies, which is a coordinating stitched die that includes stitching on both the positive and negative images

Click right here to open up the full size Color Your Season flyer.  Click here to head over to my online store to pick up this bundle now!


Stamps-N-Lingers 2018 Holiday Catalog Shares Are 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!


We Know You Love our Watercolor Pencils!

So Don’t Miss Out on a SECOND Set of Wonderful Colors!!

Balmy Blue, Cajun Craze, Cherry Cobbler, Coastal Cabana, Crushed Curry, Flirty Flamingo, Garden Green, Gorgeous Grape, Granny Apple Green, Night of Navy

You can get these RIGHT NOW – but they MAY NOT be available again after the end of this month.

Click HERE to go right to them in my Online Store!


Time is Running Out to Earn Bonus Days Coupons!

You’ve still got time to earn Bonus Coupons to redeem in September!  Get all the details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page!


Stampin’ Up! Products Used in this Project:

The Corrugated Dynamic TIEF will be available next week on 5 Sept!

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Thick Very Vanilla Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, scored and folded at 4 1/4″)

Soft Suede Card Stock:  4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″ (mat for front DSP panel); 2 7/8″ x 4 1/4″ (Corrugated panel)

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (card front and inner liner); 2″ x 3 1/2″ (sentiment)

Whisper White Card Stock: for fussy cut Blended Seasons leaves

Garden Impressions DSP: 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″ (front 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

I suppose I’ve mentioned – a time or two! – that Finny likes to nap.

He likes to play and run and roughhouse, too -but…he really likes to nap. 🙂

Which works out pretty well for us (me in particular!).  I can set at my craft table or my work computer and do what I need to do.

And he…just finds a cool spot – in front of the A/C register or the fan in the bedroom…and sleeps the afternoon away.

After a couple of hours he wakes up and comes over to wherever I’m sitting.

Probably needs to go out.

But – I like to think that he ALSO wants a little Mom-lovin’!  So – I give it to him!

And take a couple of us-ies!!  Please disregard my hair.  And lack of make-up.  Wasn’t ready for my close-up, Mr. DeMille! 😉

Mom’s do the most embarrassing things!! 🙂

TTFN
M

Categories: Fall, New Catalog Launch, Shares, Special Promotions, Sympathy, Sympathy for Loss of a Pet | Tags: , , , | 24 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Joyous Dashing Deer Sneak Peek Fun Fold!

Good morning, my peeps!

Well – I made a dent in my crafting spot yesterday.  Sorta got distracted by alphabetizing all my stamps and getting them back in their spot.  And rainbow-izing my Stampin’ Blends.

Don’t judge – these are very important organizing necessities!

And – with it all organized (for a half-a-second!) I can get back to card making! 🙂

Fortunately, I made a card last week before I left Cali – so…here we go!  I’m using the pretty new Dashing Deer bundle in the 2018 Holiday Catalog and I made it into an Easel Fun Fold card!  Take a look-see:

The layout for the front of my easel is from this week’s MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge!

And – since it’s a Fun Fold…so I played along with the Paper Craft Crew Challenge!

Finally – I’m pretty sure Christmas is an “Occasion”, so….boom – playing along with Helen at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge!

This is one of my favorite fun-folds, and it’s so darned easy!

I started with a piece of Gray Granite card stock, cut to 4 1/4″ x 11″ – and I scored and folded it at 5 1/2″ and then again at 8 3/8″ – to make the easel card base.

For the card front, I used my Pretty Pines pine bough and pinecone dies, and the new Big Shot Embossing Pads, to emboss a Whisper White panel with pine-y goodness.  Then I adhered the panel to a Tranquil Tide mat with Liquid Glue.

 

I cut a piece of Joyous Noel Specialty DSP and matted it on Tranquil Tide, then adhered it to the card front with Liquid Glue.

For the art, I cut a Stitched Shapes Framelits circle and embossed it in the Pinewood Planks Dynamic TIEF, then popped it onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The Detailed Deer is cut from a piece of Copper paper in the new Joyous Noel 6″ x 6″ Glimmer Paper – then I stuck him on the embossed circle with Liquid Glue.

I stamped the Dashing Deer sentiment in Merry Merlot onto a piece of Whisper White and cut it out with the label die in the new Night Owl Thinlits (coming on 5 Sept in the Holiday Catalog).  Then I used a little Liquid Glue under the left end and a Stampin’ Dimensional on the right side to adhere it.  See how I so cleverly tucked the sentiment under the deer’s front leg?

Yes – I’m an artistic genius. 😉

While I had the Night Owl Thinlits out, I cut a bunch of snowflake-y stars out of the Merry Merlot Joyous Noel 6″ x 6″ Glimmer Paper and adhered them with Liquid Glue hither and thither about the card front – and that was it!

I made the easel “stop” by matting a little more Joyous Noel Specialty DSP on Tranquil Tide and adhering it to a Whisper White panel.  I colored a new Festive Farmhouse Elements by pressing it into my Merry Merlot ink pad, then I adhered it to the DSP strip with Liquid Glue.

I stamped a second Dashing Deer sentiment in Merry Merlot.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Tranquil Tide mat and into the Gray Granite card base.  Then I used Liquid Glue to adhere the smaller flap of the card front to the lower part of the card front – that’s how the easel is formed!  And that was it for the card!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got a smaller Gold-embossed Dashing Deer on the front – I inked the image in Versamark, stamped the envelope and sprinkled it with Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder, then heated it up with my Heat Tool…oooh – now you can really see the embossed pine cones…. 🙂

…then I added some more of the Joyous Noel Specialty DSP to the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  The easel fold gives what is really a basic card a whole ‘nuther level of “WOW”, does it not?!  And it doesn’t hurt to have beautiful Dashing Deer and Detailed Deer leaping all about, either!  Especially with the added benefit of some gorgeous Joyous Noel Specialty DSP.  Hope you like!

TTFN

 

 

 

Y’all – There’s still time for Catalog Shares  – but you do need to get signed up soonest!


HOST CODE FOR 16 AUG – 31 AUG: CQPTNH2U

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.


Stamps-N-Lingers 2018 Holiday Catalog Shares Are 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!


We Know You Love our Watercolor Pencils!

So Don’t Miss Out on a SECOND Set of Wonderful Colors!!

Balmy Blue, Cajun Craze, Cherry Cobbler, Coastal Cabana, Crushed Curry, Flirty Flamingo, Garden Green, Gorgeous Grape, Granny Apple Green, Night of Navy

You can get these RIGHT NOW – but they MAY NOT be available again after the end of this month.

Click HERE to go right to them in my Online Store!


Stampin’ Up! is offering a limited time stamp set bundle called Blended Seasons.  It’s an exclusive 10-piece wood- or clear-mount stamp set with images for every season (also available in French)!  The stamp set can be bundled with Stitched Season Framelits Dies, which is a coordinating stitched die that includes stitching on both the positive and negative images

Click right here to open up the full size Color Your Season flyer.  Click here to head over to my online store to pick up this bundle now!


BONUS DAYS ARE HERE!

1 – 31 August 2018

You’ve still got time to earn Bonus Coupons to redeem in September!  Get all the details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page!


Stampin’ Up! Products Used in this Project:

The Dashing Deer bundle, Night Owl Framelits, Joyous Noel Specialty DSP and the Festive Farmhouse Elements will be available on 5 Sept.

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Gray Granite Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″ and 8 /8″)

Tranquil Tide Card Stock:  4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2 3/8″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for front DSP strip); 1″ x 4″ (mat for inner liner easel stop strip)

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); Night Owl Framelits label (sentiment); 2 7/8″ Stitched Shapes Framelits circle (embossed circle under the Detailed Deer)

Joyous Noel Specialty DSP: 2 1/4″ x 5 1/8″ (DSP stip on front); 7/8″ x 3 7/8″ (easel stop strip on inside); 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

 

 

We had a little…Man-scaping to do when I got home.  The Menfolk had been playing in the sticker grass (apparently) AND not doing a super-good job with the brush.

And ya just can’t do that when you wear a skirt and leggings and pantaloonies!!

So – Mom got after it!

Still got some more to do – but a Man can only be -scaped for so long before he starts to get antsy!  And worried about the status of his Man-card!

TTFN
M

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Stampin’ Up! Many Blessings Merry Christmas

Merry Monday, y’all!

Oxymoron much, Mare?!? 😉

Sorry to have missed you guys last night – but will be back in the swing of things next week.  Promise!

I made a quick and simple little number for you today – using the pretty new Many Blessings stamp set from the 2018 Holiday Catalog.  Take a look-see:

The layout for this one came from the sketch side of this week’s Fusion challenge!

And the colors come from the FabFriday color challenge – although I hadn’t taken any Calypso Coral with me to Cali – so I substituted Grapefruit Grove!

I started with a piece of Whisper White card stock and, in Call Me Clover ink, stamped the wreath image from Many Blessings – letting it hang off the edge of the panel to create the sketch shape.  I used my Lemon Lime Twist Stampin’ Write Marker to fill in the leaves.

Then I added berries in Poppy Parade.

With my Grapefruit Grove, I stamped the little corner image – also from Many Blessings – in the three corners.  I added a little Call Me Clover with my Stampin’ Write Marker, and then adhered some small dots from the new Santa’s Workshop Enamel Shapes (in the 2018 Holiday Catalog – and a FREE gift from me for ordering one of my I Want It All Catalog Shares!).

Then I adhered the panel to a Lemon Lime Twist mat with Liquid Glue.

I inked part of the Many Blessing sentiment in Poppy Parade and half in Grapefruit Grove (pretty easy since this is a photopolymer stamp set) and stamped it on a piece of Whisper White.  Then I cut it with the label die from the Stitched Labels Framelits (2018-2019 Annual Catalog).

I popped the sentiment on with a couple of Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Finally, I tied a little bow from Grapefruit Grove Nature’s Twine and adhered it with a dab of Liquid Glue to complete the card front!

On the inside, I repeated the Many Blessings corner flourishes in Grapefruit Grove, Call Me Clover and Poppy Parade Santa’s Workshop Enamel Shapes.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Lemon Lime Twist mat and into my Poppy Parade card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got a repeat of the Many Blessings flourishes on the front…

…and I added the wreath to the envelope flap!

 

Et Voila!  I love this Many Blessings set – it’s got such lovely images and sentiments covering Fall and Christmas!  Hope you like!

Check out Many Blessings on page 46 of your Holiday Catalog!

What?  Don’t have one?  Give me a shout and I’ll get one in the mail to you ASAP! 🙂

TTFN

 

 

 

P.S.  We’re getting pretty close to the 2018 Holiday Catalog going LIVE – which means it’s almost time for my Shares to close.  Don’t miss out on a little sampling of all the new Designer Papers, embellishments and ribbons – get signed up today!


HOST CODE FOR 16 AUG – 31 AUG: CQPTNH2U

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.


Stamps-N-Lingers 2018 Holiday Catalog Shares Are 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!


We Know You Love our Watercolor Pencils!

So Don’t Miss Out on a SECOND Set of Wonderful Colors!!

Balmy Blue, Cajun Craze, Cherry Cobbler, Coastal Cabana, Crushed Curry, Flirty Flamingo, Garden Green, Gorgeous Grape, Granny Apple Green, Night of Navy

You can get these RIGHT NOW – but they MAY NOT be available again after the end of this month.

Click HERE to go right to them in my Online Store!


Stampin’ Up! is offering a limited time stamp set bundle called Blended Seasons.  It’s an exclusive 10-piece wood- or clear-mount stamp set with images for every season (also available in French)!  The stamp set can be bundled with Stitched Season Framelits Dies, which is a coordinating stitched die that includes stitching on both the positive and negative images

Click right here to open up the full size Color Your Season flyer.  Click here to head over to my online store to pick up this bundle now!


BONUS DAYS ARE HERE!

1 – 31 August 2018

You’ve still got time to earn Bonus Coupons to redeem in September!  Get all the details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page!


Stampin’ Up! Products Used in this Project:

The Many Blessings stamp set and Santa’s Workshop Enamel Shapes will be available on 5 Sept. 🙂

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

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

Lemon Lime Twist Card Stock:  4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner)

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); Stitched Labels Framelits die cut (sentiment)


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

 

Well – we’re back! 🙂

Did I tell you I got up early on Saturday morning and went downstairs to their fitness center?  At 3:30??!  And yes, walked/jogged on the treadmill for 45 minutes.

I felt pretty righteous, really.

Until about 7pm – then I simply…crashed! LOL!

I was missing my treadmill from the hotel on Sunday.

Yeah.  Weird, I know.

But – while the treadmill is sort of no-brainer….and easy….it’s missing an important component!

Pantaloonies! 🙂

My little furry Finn-Mill!

TTFN
M

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