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Stampin’ Up! Forever Greenery Lovely You Sneak Peek

Good morning!  Let’s have a moment of silence for the last day of the awesome 2019-2020 Annual Catalog.

Okay.  Done?

Now – let’s get ready to RUMMMBLE!!!  TOMORROW!

Yes – you have to wait until tomorrow to RUMMMBLE!!  That’s when the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog will be available to you for ordering!

For now….speaking of new catalog goodies – I’ve got a couple on my cards to share with you today. Yep – I said cards – as in multiples! I made eight of these – four in each design, using the new Forever Greenery DSP and the Lovely You stamp set.  Plus…a little Well Written (available now – and carrying over!) Die cutting! Take a look-see:

The clean and easy design for this one is from the CAS(E) This Sketch challenge this week.

I used two different paper designs in the new Forever Greenery DSP – and Petal Pink mats on both of them.  I adhered the paper to the mats with Liquid Glue.

For the sentiment, I used a Stitched Rectangle Die and cut either a Shaded Spruce or a Pretty Peacock “mat” for the sentiment.

The sentiment itself is cut from Petal Pink with a die in the Well Written Die set – then it’s adhered to the “mat” with Liquid Glue.

I popped the matted sentiment onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I tied little bows from the gold twine in the new Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack and adhered them with a dab of Liquid Glue.  I love this gold twine – and I unraveled the “tails” of the bows to make them even prettier! 🙂

I added a single Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewel and the card fronts – all EIGHT of them! – were done!

On the inside, on a Very Vanilla panel, I stamped one of the gorgeous DistINKtive leaf images from Forever Fern in Pear Pizzazz.  The Lovely You stamp set provided the pretty sentiment – stamped in Pretty Peacock or Shaded Spruce.  Each panel got another Champagne Rhinestone.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Petal Pink mat and into my Shaded Spruce or Pretty Peacock card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals – and the cards were done!

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelopes all got Forever Fern leaves in Pear Pizzazz on the front…

…and more of the Forever Greenery DSP on the envelope flaps.

Et Voila!  Some gorgeous Forever Greenery DSP….a die cut from Well Written…and a perfect sentiment from Lovely You!  And wonderful leaf images from Forever Fern – and you’ve got the makings of tons of cards for all sorts of occasions!!

 

I put them all together and – with just a little stamping and die cutting – got 8 pretty thank you cards in short order!

I hope you like and have added these sets to your gotta-have-it-now list!

Be on the lookout for the start of some awesome ordering and joining specials starting tomorrow with the arrival of the new catalog! Whoo-hooo!

If you want to recreate this card – all the Stampin’ Up! products you need are listed down below along with the card cuts!

TTFN

M

 

 

 

P.S.  Just so you know what to expect tomorrow, 3 June – as we transition the Stampin’ Up! ordering system to the new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog….Stampin’ Up! reminded us that ordering will be unavailable from midnight to noon (MT) while we transition our systems to the new catalog. Ordering will be restored no later than noon (MT).

The GOOD news is that you don’t have to get up at the crack of dawn to start ordering your faves!  The bad news is that you may be awake then anyway – out of sheer excitement! – and you won’t be able to start ordering your faves! 😉

P.P.S.  The the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog and 2020 Jan – Jun Mini Catalog retiring products will be gone TONIGHT!  Don’t miss out!


HOST CODE FOR 1 JUN – 15 JUN: VEKRRJF6

The June Tutorial features the Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle!

Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift (AND the Monthly Card Tutorial!) from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in any active Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!  See my Rewards page for full details.


Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog Kickoff Celebration

Starts TOMORROW!

The brand new 2020–2021 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog is going live on 3 June 20, and Stampin’ Up! is having a celebration!

Anyone who places an order of $250+ or holds a party with $250+ in sales during the month of June will receive $25 in extra Stampin’ Rewards!!  So, THAT means that you’ll earn $50 in Stampin’ Rewards with any order or party of $250+ that is submitted between June 3 and June 30! Yay!!!!

Here are the details:

  • Customer, workshop and online order types all qualify for this promotion.
  • Starter Kit orders do not qualify for this promotion.  But you CAN use your host cash toward the purchase of your Starter Kit…holler at me for details!
  • Paper Pumpkin prepaid subscriptions count toward a qualifying purchase. Month-to-month subscriptions do not qualify for this promotion.
  • The qualifying amount must be reached with merchandise prior to shipping and tax.
  • The $25 additional Stampin’ Rewards for this promotion will only be awarded once per order/party.
  • Order Deadline:  30 June 20; 11:50 PM (MT)

Here’s a flyer with the details, click on the image to open it to full-size.

Want to host a catalog party??

Drop me a note if you’d like to set up a catalog party!  I can set up a host code for you and you can have your stamping friends place orders with your host code.  If your party reaches $250 in sales, you’ll get that extra $25 in host cash when we close out your party!   If you’re interested, holler at me for all the deets!

Let me know if you have any questions.  Have fun making your shopping list!


Want to Join Us?

Stampin’ Up! Joining Special Will Be Available Tomorrow!


Stampin’ Up! just let us know about an amazing new Joining Special starting on 3 June – just in time for the arrival of the new Catalog!

It’s a bundle bash!  If you’ve been thinking about becoming a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, now’s the perfect time to join. Not only will you get the Starter Kit—already a great value at $99 for $125 worth of products—but for a limited time, you’ll get to select ANY Bundle from the new 2020–2021 Annual Catalog for FREE.

There could not be a better time to join the Team!!

THERE’S NO RISK!

NO PRESSURE OR OBLIGATION TO SELL TO OTHERS

NO PENALTY TO DROP

SAVE 20% ON EVERYTHING YOU PURCHASE! 

Check out some of the benefits of joining…

  • See (and purchase from!!) all the new catalogs ahead of everyone else!
  • Get 20%–25% off all Stampin’ Up! products.
  • Earn additional income based on your sales and recruiting–just how much extra income is up to you.
  • Set your own schedule and put in as much (or as little) time as you’d like.
  • Get online training resources, events, and a demonstrator-only online community with thousands of project ideas.
  • Access to regular promotions!
  • Opportunity to earn incentive trips.
  • Learn creative tips and techniques, share ideas, and meet new friends who love papercrafting as much as you do!

I WELCOME HOBBY STAMPERS!  Purchase the $99 starter kit (and pick $125 worth of product! – PLUS that FREE BUNDLE!) and join Stampin’ Up! thru me and you’ll instantly become a member of my exclusive Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew Online Community!  It’s always a fun, pressure-free environment ((prizes, resources, ideas, friendship) and you’ll have the chance to share your work in our Monthly Challenges and maybe win the draw!

If you’d like more info on the benefits of joining Stampin’ Up! with me – you can check it out on my Join My Team page – or…give me a holler.


Stamps-N-Lingers Special Bundles Available For a Limited Time

With the arrival of the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog, I’ve once again gathered up some goodies from the new Suites (and beyond!) that coordinate with each other and will get you well on the way to making great cards and projects!

I spent some time curating these bundles for you to choose from.  Like your own Personal Shopper.  When you order them, you’ll save around 10-15% off ordering everything yourself!  And every Special Bundle includes a FREE GIFT! 🙂

There are bunch o-bundles to pick from and free gifts with each bundle.  Check them out right here – and use the handy form at the bottom of the page to get your order placed!


Catalog Shares – Last Day to Sign Up!!

With the imminent arrival of the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog, I’m offering Catalog Shares to give you the chance to try a little bit of all the new papers and embellishments – without having to BUY all the new papers and embellishments! 🙂

As in the past, I’m offering a Designer Series Paper share and an Embellishment share with all sorts of fun new goodies!

I’ve got a few options for you to pick from:  a New Designer Series Paper Share, a New Embellishments Share, and an I Want It All Share (this one gets a free extra bonus!!).  And there are even DOUBLE shares, too!

Shares are open to anyone – including demonstrators, so…head on over to my Catalog Shares Page and check out your options – then get signed up today!  I’ll close the ordering on 2 Jun!


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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Shaded Spruce or Pretty Peacock Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored folded at 5 1/2″); 1″ x 2 7/8″ Stitched Rectangle Die cut (behind die cut sentiment)

Petal Pink Card Stock:  4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); Well Written die cut sentiment

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

Forever Greenery DSP:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″; 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


These are hard days – scary and confusing.

The world is in chaos, it seems.  We’ve got good happening –

that is overshadowed by the bad…

View image on Twitter

 

A flight attendant checks the body temperature of a passenger at the door of a plane at the Tianhe Airport in Wuhan on Friday.

Is there a solution to…any of it?

I don’t know.

But…Finn might find the answer.  He…spends a lot of time thinking…

Solemn demeanor.  Crossed hands.

A sure sign that many of the world’s biggest problems are being contemplated.

I hope he comes up with some answers.

TTFN

M

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Stampin’ Up! Birds & Branches Sneak Peek

Good morning!  It’s Monday and, more importantly!, it’s the day before the day before the new catalog goes live!  New Catalog Eve Eve??  Are you so excited?  I know I am – I made my gotta-have-it-RIGHT-NOW list yesterday.  It’s…well.  Looooonnnngggg!  I can tell you, if I wasn’t already a demonstrator, I’d be cashing in on the Bundle Bash Joining Special and getting that 20% discount, for sure!!

Was that a broad enough hint?!  ROFL!!

Anywho…you MIGHT – when you decide to take advantage of the awesome special, pick Birds & Branches as your FREE BUNDLE!  I made my card with it – and some of the new In Colors – for you to take a peek!  It’s not quite a fun-fold, but…it’s just a smidge different than normal.  Take a look-see:

It’s ALSO kinda hard to photograph.  Let’s try this…. the front is shorter than the back – can you see it here?

The layout was inspired by the sketch side of this week’s FUSION Challenge.

And, since I love a Tic-Tac-Toe challenge, I played along there, too!  I went right across the middle row!

I started with a regular Just Jade card base, and trimmed off the bottom 1 1/8″ of the front.

I cut a second piece of Just Jade, the same size as the front of the card base, and embossed it in the new Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder, then adhered it to the card front with Liquid Glue.

Next, I used the pretty circle die in the Birds & More Dies set (bundled with the Birds & Branches stamp set), and cut it from the middle of a piece of Bumble Bee paper from the 2020-2022 In Color 6″ x 6″ DSP.

I cut a piece of Cinnamon Cider cardstock and cut the bottom with the edge die in the Birds & More die set.

I cut another piece of Just Jade and embossed it in the Tasteful Textile 3D folder and adhered it to the Cinnamon Cider mat with Liquid Glue.  Then I used Stampin’ Dimensionals to pop the Bumble Bee piece over top.

I wrapped a length of Cinnamon Cider 1/4″ Ribbon around the panel, securing it in back with Glue Dots.  Then I popped the whole thing onto the shortened card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I stamped the little bird from Birds & Branches in Misty Moonlight on Very Vanilla, then colored him with my Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends combo and cut him with the matching die in the Birds & More Die set.

I created my collage with a couple of wood leaves from the new In Good Taste Elements adhered with Glue Dots, the die cut bird, a double-loop Linen Thread bow, and a Misty Moonlight 2020-2022 In Color Enamel Dot.  And that was it for the card front!

On the inside, I stamped two sentiments from the Itty Bitty Birthday stamp set (in the current catalog and carrying over – yeah!!) in Misty Moonlight on a Very Vanilla panel – making sure the bottom sentiment was visible with the card closed.

Slightly over the top sentiment, in stamped-off-once Misty Moonlight, I added my little bird.  Then I used the fill-in stamp over top, in stamped-off-once Crumb Cake.  I also used stamped-off-once Crumb Cake to add little bird-feet and a branch!

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Cinnamon Cider mat and into my Just Jade card base, and the card was done!

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got a repeat of the bird image – but in full-strength ink – on the front…

…and more of the Bumble Bee 2020-2022 In Color 6″ x 6″ DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Oh.  My.  Goodness!  How sweet are the little birds – with their teeny tiny bird-feet!! – in this Birds & Branches stamp set??!  And the nest – and eggs!!  Add in the gorgeous circle and edge dies in the bundled Birds & More Dies set and…we have a winner, y’all!

 

I hope you like and have added this one to YOUR long gotta-have-it-right-now list! 😉

If you want to recreate this card – all the Stampin’ Up! products you need are listed down below along with the card cuts!

TTFN

M

 

 

 

P.S.  Today and tomorrow – that’s it. Then the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog and 2020 Jan – Jun Mini Catalog retiring products will be gone!  Don’t miss out!


HOST CODE FOR 1 JUN – 15 JUN: VEKRRJF6

The June Tutorial features the Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle!

Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift (AND the Monthly Card Tutorial!) from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in any active Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!  See my Rewards page for full details.


Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog Kickoff Celebration

Starts on 3 June!

The brand new 2020–2021 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog is going live on 3 June 20, and Stampin’ Up! is having a celebration!

Anyone who places an order of $250+ or holds a party with $250+ in sales during the month of June will receive $25 in extra Stampin’ Rewards!!  So, THAT means that you’ll earn $50 in Stampin’ Rewards with any order or party of $250+ that is submitted between June 3 and June 30! Yay!!!!

Here are the details:

  • Customer, workshop and online order types all qualify for this promotion.
  • Starter Kit orders do not qualify for this promotion.  But you CAN use your host cash toward the purchase of your Starter Kit…holler at me for details!
  • Paper Pumpkin prepaid subscriptions count toward a qualifying purchase. Month-to-month subscriptions do not qualify for this promotion.
  • The qualifying amount must be reached with merchandise prior to shipping and tax.
  • The $25 additional Stampin’ Rewards for this promotion will only be awarded once per order/party.
  • Order Deadline:  30 June 20; 11:50 PM (MT)

Here’s a flyer with the details, click on the image to open it to full-size.

Want to host a catalog party??

Drop me a note if you’d like to set up a catalog party!  I can set up a host code for you and you can have your stamping friends place orders with your host code.  If your party reaches $250 in sales, you’ll get that extra $25 in host cash when we close out your party!   If you’re interested, holler at me for all the deets!

Let me know if you have any questions.  Have fun making your shopping list!


Want to Join Us?

Stampin’ Up! Joining Special Starting on 3 June!


Stampin’ Up! just let us know about an amazing new Joining Special starting on 3 June – just in time for the arrival of the new Catalog!

It’s a bundle bash!  If you’ve been thinking about becoming a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, now’s the perfect time to join. Not only will you get the Starter Kit—already a great value at $99 for $125 worth of products—but for a limited time, you’ll get to select ANY Bundle from the new 2020–2021 Annual Catalog for FREE.

There could not be a better time to join the Team!!

THERE’S NO RISK!

NO PRESSURE OR OBLIGATION TO SELL TO OTHERS

NO PENALTY TO DROP

SAVE 20% ON EVERYTHING YOU PURCHASE! 

Check out some of the benefits of joining…

  • See (and purchase from!!) all the new catalogs ahead of everyone else!
  • Get 20%–25% off all Stampin’ Up! products.
  • Earn additional income based on your sales and recruiting–just how much extra income is up to you.
  • Set your own schedule and put in as much (or as little) time as you’d like.
  • Get online training resources, events, and a demonstrator-only online community with thousands of project ideas.
  • Access to regular promotions!
  • Opportunity to earn incentive trips.
  • Learn creative tips and techniques, share ideas, and meet new friends who love papercrafting as much as you do!

I WELCOME HOBBY STAMPERS!  Purchase the $99 starter kit (and pick $125 worth of product! – PLUS that FREE BUNDLE!) and join Stampin’ Up! thru me and you’ll instantly become a member of my exclusive Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew Online Community!  It’s always a fun, pressure-free environment ((prizes, resources, ideas, friendship) and you’ll have the chance to share your work in our Monthly Challenges and maybe win the draw!

If you’d like more info on the benefits of joining Stampin’ Up! with me – you can check it out on my Join My Team page – or…give me a holler.


Stamps-N-Lingers Special Bundles Available Now For a Limited Time

With the arrival of the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog, I’ve once again gathered up some goodies from the new Suites (and beyond!) that coordinate with each other and will get you well on the way to making great cards and projects!

I spent some time curating these bundles for you to choose from.  Like your own Personal Shopper.  When you order them, you’ll save around 10-15% off ordering everything yourself!  And every Special Bundle includes a FREE GIFT! 🙂

There are bunch o-bundles to pick from and free gifts with each bundle.  Check them out right here – and use the handy form at the bottom of the page to get your order placed!


Catalog Shares Close Tomorrow!!

With the imminent arrival of the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog, I’m offering Catalog Shares to give you the chance to try a little bit of all the new papers and embellishments – without having to BUY all the new papers and embellishments! 🙂

As in the past, I’m offering a Designer Series Paper share and an Embellishment share with all sorts of fun new goodies!

I’ve got a few options for you to pick from:  a New Designer Series Paper Share, a New Embellishments Share, and an I Want It All Share (this one gets a free extra bonus!!).  And there are even DOUBLE shares, too!

Shares are open to anyone – including demonstrators, so…head on over to my Catalog Shares Page and check out your options – then get signed up today!  I’ll close the ordering on 2 Jun!


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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Just Jade Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored folded at 5 1/2″ – then 1 1/8″ cut from the bottom of the front panel); 4″ x 4 3/8″ (embossed front panel); 3 1/4″ x 3 1/4″ (embossed panel behind die cut DSP

Cinnamon Cider Card Stock: 4″ x 4″ (mat for card front); 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for inner liner)

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); Birds & More die cut bird on front

2020-2022 In Color 6″ x 6″ DSP:  (with Birds & More die cut circle in center); 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


Ready to go feed our ponies, Mom!

I’ll bring Mr.Horse to meet them.

Whatcha think??

Yeah – you’re right.  He should wait here!

I’ll be right back, Mr. Horse!

TTFN

M

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Stampin’ Up! Many Layered Blossoms with Video Tutorial for The Paper Players

Hey y’all – it’s Sunday, which means I’ve got another fun challenge for you from the Paper Players – it’s a TicTacToe challenge (one of my favorites!) from our own talented JayDee this week and it’ll for sure jump-start your creative mojo!  I hope you’ll come and play along.  🙂

If you were able to join me yesterday for my Facebook Live video, I appreciate you spending some of your weekend with me!  If you weren’t able to watch the live version, but you’d like to see the replay on YouTube…here ’tis!

I turned to the beautiful Many Layered Blossoms bundle – stamp set AND dies – for this one.  And set the blooms atop a Christmas Layers bough and an Ornate Floral 3D embossed panel!  Take a look-see:

And here’s this week’s Paper Players TicTacToe challenge!  Hope you’ll join the fun and show us your projects!  I can’t wait to see what you create!

I went across the top – down the right column – and across the diagonal left to right.  I’m pretty sure that’s YAHTZEE! 😉

And the layout was (sort of loosely!) inspired by the Freshly Made Sketches challenge this week!

I started by cutting the bough from the Christmas Layers die set from a piece of Just Jade card stock, which would form the basis for the flower spray on the card front.

Using the small flower dies in the Many Layered Blossoms die set, I cut three small and two large flowers from Silver Foil.  Then I adhered them to a piece of the Magenta Madness paper in the 2020-2022 In Color 6″ x 6″ DSP.  I roughly fussy cut the flowers.

I cut the outline flowers from Misty Moonlight and used Liquid Glue to adhere them (only using glue in the middles of the flowers) to the flowers I’d just created.

I laid out the bough and the flowers on a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  Once I knew where it would all “land”, I stamped the Blossoms in Bloom sentiment in Misty Moonlight.  Then I embossed the panel in the Ornate Floral 3D Embossing Folder.

I adhered the panel to a Magenta Madness mat and then adhered the Just Jade bough across the panel with Liquid Glue.

Using Stampin’ Dimensionals – I added the five flowers.  Under the fourth flower – I used a Glue Dot to adhere a simple bow tied from a length of Misty Moonlight/Silver Baker’s Twine from the new Flowers For Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack.

I added a Bumble Bee enamel dot from the 2020-2022 In Color Enamel Dots to the center of each flower and the card front was done.

On the inside, I stamped the two small flowers from Blossoms in Bloom in Misty Moonlight on a Whisper White panel.  I stamped little flower centers in Melon Mambo (I don’t have Magenta Madness Ink yet – but it’s a good way to show the difference in the two colors!).  I added a Just Jade enamel dot to each flower.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Magenta Madness mat and into my Misty Moonlight card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more Misty Moonlight and Melon Mambo flowers on the front…

…and more of the Magenta Madness 2020-2022 In Color 6″ x 6″ DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  No way around it, is there?  This bundle – whether you use the Blossoms in Bloom stamp set with the Many Layered Blooms Dies together or just one of the other – is a stunner!!  The stamp set – in addition to the beautiful blossoms – covers a lot of ground in the sentiment department!!

I’m also a huge fan of the new designs in the 2020-2022 In Color 6″ x 6″ DSP, aren’t you?  When the new catalog comes out next week (whoo-hoo!!), each color collection will have a new pack of DSP with these designs!

Yep – that’s WOODGRAIN!! 🙂

I hope you like – and are adding all these goodies to your gotta-have-it list!

And I can help you get this bundle – after 3 June you might pick this for your FREE BUNDLE when you join the Stampin’ Up! team during our Kickoff Celebration (see the deets down below), or you might consider my Online Host Club! or you could get it in my All About the Flowers Special Bundle!

If you want to recreate this card – all the Stampin’ Up! products you need are listed down below along with the card cuts!

Now – before you reach for your ink and papers, check out what our amazing team has created to inspire you this week:

The Paper Players Design Team

TTFN

M


HOST CODE FOR 16 MAY – 31 MAY: 7PTPJE4E

The May Tutorial features the Mountain Air Bundle!

Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift (AND the Monthly Card Tutorial!) from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in any active Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!  See my Rewards page for full details.


Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog Kickoff Celebration

Starts on 3 June!

The brand new 2020–2021 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog is going live on 3 June 20, and Stampin’ Up! is having a celebration!

Anyone who places an order of $250+ or holds a party with $250+ in sales during the month of June will receive $25 in extra Stampin’ Rewards!!  So, THAT means that you’ll earn $50 in Stampin’ Rewards with any order or party of $250+ that is submitted between June 3 and June 30! Yay!!!!

Here are the details:

  • Customer, workshop and online order types all qualify for this promotion.
  • Starter Kit orders do not qualify for this promotion.  But you CAN use your host cash toward the purchase of your Starter Kit…holler at me for details!
  • Paper Pumpkin prepaid subscriptions count toward a qualifying purchase. Month-to-month subscriptions do not qualify for this promotion.
  • The qualifying amount must be reached with merchandise prior to shipping and tax.
  • The $25 additional Stampin’ Rewards for this promotion will only be awarded once per order/party.
  • Order Deadline:  30 June 20; 11:50 PM (MT)

Here’s a flyer with the details, click on the image to open it to full-size.

Want to host a catalog party??

Drop me a note if you’d like to set up a catalog party!  I can set up a host code for you and you can have your stamping friends place orders with your host code.  If your party reaches $250 in sales, you’ll get that extra $25 in host cash when we close out your party!   If you’re interested, holler at me for all the deets!

Let me know if you have any questions.  Have fun making your shopping list!


Want to Join Us?

Stampin’ Up! Joining Special Starting on 3 June!


Stampin’ Up! just let us know about an amazing new Joining Special starting on 3 June – just in time for the arrival of the new Catalog!

It’s a bundle bash!  If you’ve been thinking about becoming a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, now’s the perfect time to join. Not only will you get the Starter Kit—already a great value at $99 for $125 worth of products—but for a limited time, you’ll get to select ANY Bundle from the new 2020–2021 Annual Catalog for FREE.

There could not be a better time to join the Team!!

THERE’S NO RISK!

NO PRESSURE OR OBLIGATION TO SELL TO OTHERS

NO PENALTY TO DROP

SAVE 20% ON EVERYTHING YOU PURCHASE! 

Check out some of the benefits of joining…

  • See (and purchase from!!) all the new catalogs ahead of everyone else!
  • Get 20%–25% off all Stampin’ Up! products.
  • Earn additional income based on your sales and recruiting–just how much extra income is up to you.
  • Set your own schedule and put in as much (or as little) time as you’d like.
  • Get online training resources, events, and a demonstrator-only online community with thousands of project ideas.
  • Access to regular promotions!
  • Opportunity to earn incentive trips.
  • Learn creative tips and techniques, share ideas, and meet new friends who love papercrafting as much as you do!

I WELCOME HOBBY STAMPERS!  Purchase the $99 starter kit (and pick $125 worth of product! – PLUS that FREE BUNDLE!) and join Stampin’ Up! thru me and you’ll instantly become a member of my exclusive Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew Online Community!  It’s always a fun, pressure-free environment ((prizes, resources, ideas, friendship) and you’ll have the chance to share your work in our Monthly Challenges and maybe win the draw!

If you’d like more info on the benefits of joining Stampin’ Up! with me – you can check it out on my Join My Team page – or…give me a holler.


Stamps-N-Lingers Special Bundles Available Now For a Limited Time

With the arrival of the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog, I’ve once again gathered up some goodies from the new Suites (and beyond!) that coordinate with each other and will get you well on the way to making great cards and projects!

I spent some time curating these bundles for you to choose from.  Like your own Personal Shopper.  When you order them, you’ll save around 10-15% off ordering everything yourself!  And every Special Bundle includes a FREE GIFT! 🙂

There are bunch o-bundles to pick from and free gifts with each bundle.  Check them out right here – and use the handy form at the bottom of the page to get your order placed!


Catalog Shares Still Open!

With the imminent arrival of the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog, I’m offering Catalog Shares to give you the chance to try a little bit of all the new papers and embellishments – without having to BUY all the new papers and embellishments! 🙂

As in the past, I’m offering a Designer Series Paper share and an Embellishment share with all sorts of fun new goodies!

I’ve got a few options for you to pick from:  a New Designer Series Paper Share, a New Embellishments Share, and an I Want It All Share (this one gets a free extra bonus!!).  And there are even DOUBLE shares, too!

Shares are open to anyone – including demonstrators, so…head on over to my Catalog Shares Page and check out your options – then get signed up today!


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


Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Misty Moonlight Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored folded at 5 1/2″); Many Layered Blossoms die cut flowers

Magenta Madness 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)

Silver Foil: Many Layered Blossoms die cut flowers

2020-2022 In Color 6″ x 6″ DSP: Many Layered Blossoms die cut flowers); 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


The other day, Finn had gone outside for…you know.

Business. 😉

He started barking (not at all unusual) and I looked out the kitchen window to see what it was….the last time he did that we had a visitor.

I couldn’t see anything but he was definitely letting me know SOMEthing was up…

He’d barkbarkbark and then…look to see what, if any, effect he was having…

Finally, I guess he decided it just wasn’t worth the effort and he laid down to rest…

Turns out…which I discovered when I went to feed…I’d left the back pasture gate open that morning.

The girls had been taking a turn thru the barn – checking the sawdust barrels, perusing the hay room, and finally finding the clover patch behind the barn.

So…there WAS something to bark at.

THIS time!

Ever heard of the Aussie who cried wolf?!?

TTFN

M

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Stampin’ Up! Layered Blossoms Video Sneak Peek!

Good morning – happy Space X Launch-with-Humans Day!

I don’t think that’s the name of the day.  Totally made it up.  But – it could be! 😉

Whether the men get airborne today or not, I’ll be going Live tonight, at 7pm Eastern, on my Stamps-N-Lingers FB page.  I’ve got a card using some Ornate Floral embossing, a little Christmas Layers (remember that one?!?) and the new Blossoms in Bloom Bundle!  Here’s a sneaky peek!

It’s fun and bright and a little bit girly – and I think you’re going to like it!

So…I hope you can join me.  Tonight.  7pm Eastern.  Right here! 🙂

TTFN

M

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 16 MAY – 31 MAY: 7PTPJE4E

The May Tutorial features the Mountain Air Bundle!

Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift (AND the Monthly Card Tutorial!) from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in any active Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!  See my Rewards page for full details.


Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog Kickoff Celebration

Starts on 3 June!

The brand new 2020–2021 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog is going live on 3 June 20, and Stampin’ Up! is having a celebration!

Anyone who places an order of $250+ or holds a party with $250+ in sales during the month of June will receive $25 in extra Stampin’ Rewards!!  So, THAT means that you’ll earn $50 in Stampin’ Rewards with any order or party of $250+ that is submitted between June 3 and June 30! Yay!!!!

Here are the details:

  • Customer, workshop and online order types all qualify for this promotion.
  • Starter Kit orders do not qualify for this promotion.  But you CAN use your host cash toward the purchase of your Starter Kit…holler at me for details!
  • Paper Pumpkin prepaid subscriptions count toward a qualifying purchase. Month-to-month subscriptions do not qualify for this promotion.
  • The qualifying amount must be reached with merchandise prior to shipping and tax.
  • The $25 additional Stampin’ Rewards for this promotion will only be awarded once per order/party.
  • Order Deadline:  30 June 20; 11:50 PM (MT)

Here’s a flyer with the details, click on the image to open it to full-size.

Want to host a catalog party??

Drop me a note if you’d like to set up a catalog party!  I can set up a host code for you and you can have your stamping friends place orders with your host code.  If your party reaches $250 in sales, you’ll get that extra $25 in host cash when we close out your party!   If you’re interested, holler at me for all the deets!

Let me know if you have any questions.  Have fun making your shopping list!


Want to Join Us?

Stampin’ Up! Joining Special Starting on 3 June!


Stampin’ Up! just let us know about an amazing new Joining Special starting on 3 June – just in time for the arrival of the new Catalog!

It’s a bundle bash!  If you’ve been thinking about becoming a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, now’s the perfect time to join. Not only will you get the Starter Kit—already a great value at $99 for $125 worth of products—but for a limited time, you’ll get to select ANY Bundle from the new 2020–2021 Annual Catalog for FREE.

There could not be a better time to join the Team!!

THERE’S NO RISK!

NO PRESSURE OR OBLIGATION TO SELL TO OTHERS

NO PENALTY TO DROP

SAVE 20% ON EVERYTHING YOU PURCHASE! 

Check out some of the benefits of joining…

  • See (and purchase from!!) all the new catalogs ahead of everyone else!
  • Get 20%–25% off all Stampin’ Up! products.
  • Earn additional income based on your sales and recruiting–just how much extra income is up to you.
  • Set your own schedule and put in as much (or as little) time as you’d like.
  • Get online training resources, events, and a demonstrator-only online community with thousands of project ideas.
  • Access to regular promotions!
  • Opportunity to earn incentive trips.
  • Learn creative tips and techniques, share ideas, and meet new friends who love papercrafting as much as you do!

I WELCOME HOBBY STAMPERS!  Purchase the $99 starter kit (and pick $125 worth of product! – PLUS that FREE BUNDLE!) and join Stampin’ Up! thru me and you’ll instantly become a member of my exclusive Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew Online Community!  It’s always a fun, pressure-free environment ((prizes, resources, ideas, friendship) and you’ll have the chance to share your work in our Monthly Challenges and maybe win the draw!

If you’d like more info on the benefits of joining Stampin’ Up! with me – you can check it out on my Join My Team page – or…give me a holler.


Stamps-N-Lingers Special Bundles Available Now For a Limited Time

With the arrival of the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog, I’ve once again gathered up some goodies from the new Suites (and beyond!) that coordinate with each other and will get you well on the way to making great cards and projects!

I spent some time curating these bundles for you to choose from.  Like your own Personal Shopper.  When you order them, you’ll save around 10-15% off ordering everything yourself!  And every Special Bundle includes a FREE GIFT! 🙂

There are bunch o-bundles to pick from and free gifts with each bundle.  Check them out right here – and use the handy form at the bottom of the page to get your order placed!


Catalog Shares Still Open!

With the imminent arrival of the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog, I’m offering Catalog Shares to give you the chance to try a little bit of all the new papers and embellishments – without having to BUY all the new papers and embellishments! 🙂

As in the past, I’m offering a Designer Series Paper share and an Embellishment share with all sorts of fun new goodies!

I’ve got a few options for you to pick from:  a New Designer Series Paper Share, a New Embellishments Share, and an I Want It All Share (this one gets a free extra bonus!!).  And there are even DOUBLE shares, too!

Shares are open to anyone – including demonstrators, so…head on over to my Catalog Shares Page and check out your options – then get signed up today!


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


Heads up – this is long FFF and not really very Finn-centric.  🙂

Okay – by a show of hands…how many of you love going to the dentist?

That was easy to count.

How many of you hate it??

WAAAAY more! 😉

Well – Friday was dentistry day for the Deatherage girls.

Warning – the following pictures – and a video! – will for sure make you realize that going to the people dentist is NOTHING!

We started with our guard dog heralding the arrival of the vet – he heard him coming long before we could see him!

Once we decided that they needed floating (that’s what it’s called when the vet files the sharp points off horse teeth) – our good vet Dr. Jason McClendon from Southern Crescent Equine Services began to set up.

At this point, the girls were munching hay.  Which is good – cuz…it looks like a torturer’s lair! 😳😳😳

On a brighter note – they were both tranquilized for the “procedure” so…I promise it looks way worse for them than it actually was.

First – a mouth rinse to get rid of the grass and hay tucked here and there…

They use a padded head sling to get the head in position – easier on everyone – including Cerah!  See that floppy lip?  She’s pretty out of it at this point.  They use the goooood stuff!!

And then…out come the power tools!

No – really.  Power tools.

Horse teeth are HARD – vets used to use a hand file – and the amount of effort – in a cramped space with a protesting horse (I’d protest, too!) was horrendous.  This makes it much more doable!

Which is NOT to say that it’s easy work!

So – here’s a video – it’s loud.  But…it shows the process – and you can hear (and then see!) Cady – who is quite concerned for her mom…

What was Finn doing?

When it came time for Cady – she did fine. Her mom was a little too…out of it in her stall to care.  And she probably thought it was fair that her kid had to go to the dentist, too!

Once it was all over….Finn came to “help” Cady stagger back to her bedroom.  She’s a bit….tipsy!

When it was over – the REAL pain started!  NO FOOD OR WATER FOR TWO WHOLE HOURS!!

The horror!  The unfairness of it all. 🙂

They were okay for a bit – sleeping it off…

But then they woke up enough to realize they were being starved to DEATH!

Fortunately – the rest of their “bed rest” went quickly and they got to back to the pasture to make up for lost time.

They came up for dinner in fine fettle – fully recovered – and with smooth and ready-to-chew choppers! 🙂

See?  None the worse for wear!

I hope you’ve enjoyed this inside look at the glamorous life of ponies and their parents! 😉

TTFN
M

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Stampin’ Up! Tasteful Touches Sneak Peek You Are The Best

Happy Happy Hawwwmp Day!  And – we’re EXACTLY one week away from the new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog debut!  Whoo-hoo!!  I know you can hardly wait to get your mitts on some of the new goodies!  Don’t miss out on the great goodies that are Retiring and leaving us, though – they’ll be gone on 2 June!

And…DO be sure to scroll all the way down the post today to check out the AMAZEBALLS Joining Special that Stampin’ Up! just revealed!  It starts on the 3rd – and…includes a FREE BUNDLE!  Yes – ANY bundle in the new catalog for FREE.  On top of the already-great-Starter Kit deal-y-o!

My card today uses one of those new bundles – maybe it’s one you’ll pick for YOUR Starter Kit? 😉  It’s the Tasteful Touches stamp set and bundled Tastelful Labels Dies.  Take a look-see:

The layout for this one was inspired by the sketch at CAS Colours & Sketches.

I started with a panel of Sahara Sand card stock.  Down near the bottom, in Sahara Sand ink, I stamped the filigree image from Tasteful Touches.  Next to it, I stamped the leaves image – also in Sahara Sand.

I used the large circle die in the Tasteful Labels die set to cut the card front.  I left the die cut in place, and embossed the whole panel in the new Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder.

Using the leaves stamp again, I stamped all over the panel using stamped-off-once Sahara Sand ink.  The stamp hits just the tops of the embossing and barely colors it – giving a wonderful textural quality to the card front! 🙂

Then I matted the panel on a Petal Pink mat with Liquid Glue.  I popped the cut-out circle back in place with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

On another piece of Sahara Sand, I stamped the leaves again in Sahara Sand.  Then I cut the image out with another label die from Tasteful Labels.  I embossed the little label in the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder and adhered it to the card front – lining up the two images – with Dimensionals and some Liquid Glue.

I stamped the beautiful Tasteful Touches flower on Very Vanilla in Sahara Sand ink and colored it with my Light Petal Pink and Dark So Saffron Stampin’ Blends.  Then I fussy cut the flower – and edged it with my Sahara Sand Stampin’ Write Marker.

Using a couple of Glue Dots – I wound a length of 3/16″ Braided Linen Trim into a loose “bow”.

Then I popped the flower over top with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The sentiment, from Tasteful Touches, I stamped in Petal Pink on Very Vanilla and then fussy cut each word.  I edged each little piece with the Sahara Sand Stampin’ Write Marker.  Then I adhered each word with Liquid Glue.

I added some Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels and the card front was done!

On the inside, I added a second Tasteful Touches sentiment in Petal Pink to a Very Vanilla panel.  I stamped the flower and leaves in Sahara Sand and colored the flower with the Light Petal Pink and Dark So Saffron Blends.  A single Champagne Rhinestone finished it off.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Petal Pink mat and into my Sahara Sand card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got more flowers and leaves on the front…

…and on the envelope flap!

Et Voila!  Love love love this Tasteful Touches bundle – the stamp set is stunning with it’s flower and textural elements – plus the gorgeous sentiments.  The bundled Tasteful Labels die set is…truly going to be a workhorse for you!

 

I hope you like – and have already added this one to your “must have” list for next week!

Or…maybe it IS the bundle you’ll pick for FREE with your Starter Kit!! 😉

If you want to recreate this card – all the Stampin’ Up! products you need are listed down below along with the card cuts!

TTFN

M

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 16 MAY – 31 MAY: 7PTPJE4E

The May Tutorial features the Mountain Air Bundle!

Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift (AND the Monthly Card Tutorial!) from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in any active Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!  See my Rewards page for full details.


Stamps-N-Lingers Special Bundles Available Now For a Limited Time

With the arrival of the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog, I’ve once again gathered up some goodies from the new Suites (and beyond!) that coordinate with each other and will get you well on the way to making great cards and projects!

I spent some time curating these bundles for you to choose from.  Like your own Personal Shopper.  When you order them, you’ll save around 10-15% off ordering everything yourself!  And every Special Bundle includes a FREE GIFT! 🙂

There are bunch o-bundles to pick from and free gifts with each bundle.  Check them out right here – and use the handy form at the bottom of the page to get your order placed!


Want to Join Us?

Stampin’ Up! Joining Special Starting on 3 June!


Stampin’ Up! just let us know about an amazing new Joining Special starting on 3 June – just in time for the arrival of the new Catalog!

It’s a bundle bash!  If you’ve been thinking about becoming a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, now’s the perfect time to join. Not only will you get the Starter Kit—already a great value at $99 for $125 worth of products—but for a limited time, you’ll get to select ANY Bundle from the new 2020–2021 Annual Catalog for FREE.

There could not be a better time to join the Team!!

THERE’S NO RISK!

NO PRESSURE OR OBLIGATION TO SELL TO OTHERS

NO PENALTY TO DROP

SAVE 20% ON EVERYTHING YOU PURCHASE! 

Check out some of the benefits of joining…

  • See (and purchase from!!) all the new catalogs ahead of everyone else!
  • Get 20%–25% off all Stampin’ Up! products.
  • Earn additional income based on your sales and recruiting–just how much extra income is up to you.
  • Set your own schedule and put in as much (or as little) time as you’d like.
  • Get online training resources, events, and a demonstrator-only online community with thousands of project ideas.
  • Access to regular promotions!
  • Opportunity to earn incentive trips.
  • Learn creative tips and techniques, share ideas, and meet new friends who love papercrafting as much as you do!

I WELCOME HOBBY STAMPERS!  Purchase the $99 starter kit (and pick $125 worth of product! – PLUS that FREE BUNDLE!) and join Stampin’ Up! thru me and you’ll instantly become a member of my exclusive Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew Online Community!  It’s always a fun, pressure-free environment ((prizes, resources, ideas, friendship) and you’ll have the chance to share your work in our Monthly Challenges and maybe win the draw!

If you’d like more info on the benefits of joining Stampin’ Up! with me – you can check it out on my Join My Team page – or…give me a holler.


Catalog Shares Available Now!

With the imminent arrival of the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog, I’m offering Catalog Shares to give you the chance to try a little bit of all the new papers and embellishments – without having to BUY all the new papers and embellishments! 🙂

As in the past, I’m offering a Designer Series Paper share and an Embellishment share with all sorts of fun new goodies!

I’ve got a few options for you to pick from:  a New Designer Series Paper Share, a New Embellishments Share, and an I Want It All Share (this one gets a free extra bonus!!).  And there are even DOUBLE shares, too!

Shares are open to anyone – including demonstrators, so…head on over to my Catalog Shares Page and check out your options – then get signed up today!


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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Sahara Sand Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); Tasteful Labels die cut with leaves

Petal Pink Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner);

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


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


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


Finn Fan Fix


You know – if I search thru my phone for all the pictures I’ve taken since he came to live with us, of my Finny-win sleeping, I bet I’d find about a gazillion.

But…I can’t help it very much.

He goes to great lengths to sleep so stinkin’ cutely.

Case in point.

Seriously – how could I NOT take this picture??

TTFN
M

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Stampin’ Up! Forever Fern Sneak Peek Hello!

Good morning!  In “normal” times (different from the “new-normal” times we’re in right now), I’d say – whoo-hoo for a short week!  I suppose that it’s still true – even if you’re working from home – you DO only have to do it for four days and then there’s another weekend!  Which means you only have to put your “work jammies” on for three more days.  I’m assuming you’re already “dressed” for the day! 😉

My card today is all about the new Forever Greenery suite – with its Forever Fern stamp set bundled with the Forever Flourishing die set and the Forever Greenery DSP – in the 2020-2022 Annual Catalog.  It’s one of my favorites (which, to be fair) is a pretty long list.  I have a LOT of faves in this catalog!  For this one, I added a few pieces of the beautiful Forever Gold Laser-Cut Specialty Paper.  Take a look-see:

The layout for this one was inspired by the sketch side of this week’s FUSION challenge.

I started by stamping one of the pretty leaf images from the Forever Fern stamp set in Shaded Spruce on a piece of Soft Sea Foam cardstock.  I also stamped the little splatter image in Soft Sea Foam all about, here and there!

Then I embossed the panel in one of the new Greenery Embossing Folders – the one with the leaves on top and bottom…being a Mini folder – it left about 1″ of non-embossed cardstock on the left side of the panel.

Which worked perfectly for my design!

I used Liquid Glue to adhere a strip of Forever Greenery DSP on the left side of the panel and to adhere the panel to its Shaded Spruce mat.  Then I covered the seam with a length of Just Jade 1/4″ In Color Ribbon, securing it in the back with Glue Dots.

I cut a Shaded Spruce leaf die cut with one of the gorgeous dies in the Forever Flourishing Die set, then I used Liquid Glue to adhere it, and a couple of laser-cut leaves from the Gold Forever Laser-Cut Specialty Paper.

On another piece of Soft Sea Foam, I stamped a Forever Fern sentiment in Shaded Spruce.  Around it, I added those splatters again in Soft Sea Foam.  Then I cut it out with the larger circle die cut in the new Tasteful Labels set (also coming on 3 Jun in the new catalog).

I tied a quick double loop bow from the wonderful gold twine in the Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack and adhered it with a Glue Dot.  Then I adhered the sentiment over top with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I added some Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels here and there and the card front was done!

On the inside, I stamped the big leaves image in Shaded Spruce on a Soft Sea Foam panel.  Next to it, I added a smaller image in stamped-off-once Shaded Spruce.  Then I added some more Soft Sea Foam splatters and Champagne Rhinestones.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Shaded Spruce mat and into my Petal Pink card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more Forever Fern leaves in Shaded Spruce on the front…

…and more of the Forever Greenery DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I love love love this Forever Fern stamp set and it’s wonderful bundled Flourishing Forever Die Set!!

And the Forever Greenery DSP is spectacular!

I hope you like – and are counting down the days till you can get it all for yourself!  And – FYI – you can get this bundle, along with even MORE gorgeous stamp sets and bundles in my Just Cuz They’re Beautiful Special Bundle!

If you want to recreate this card – all the Stampin’ Up! products you need are listed down below along with the card cuts!

TTFN

M

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 16 MAY – 31 MAY: 7PTPJE4E

The May Tutorial features the Mountain Air Bundle!

Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift (AND the Monthly Card Tutorial!) from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in any active Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!  See my Rewards page for full details.


Stamps-N-Lingers Special Bundles Available Now For a Limited Time

With the arrival of the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog, I’ve once again gathered up some goodies from the new Suites (and beyond!) that coordinate with each other and will get you well on the way to making great cards and projects!

I spent some time curating these bundles for you to choose from.  Like your own Personal Shopper.  When you order them, you’ll save around 10-15% off ordering everything yourself!  And every Special Bundle includes a FREE GIFT! 🙂

There are bunch o-bundles to pick from and free gifts with each bundle.  Check them out right here – and use the handy form at the bottom of the page to get your order placed!


Want to Join Us?

The new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog is GORGEOUS!!  And – if you join right now – YOU could choose to select from the same Pre-Order goodies that I did to fill your Starter Kit!!  That’s right – you’ll spend $99 and pick $125 worth of goodies!!  Plus – you’ll get an eight-pack of the NEW Catalogs and brochures (that’s kind of a big deal!!).

As always, Starter Kits ship for FREE!!  Just as soon as you get your Demonstrator ID – you’ll be able to save at least 20% on EVERYTHING you purchase!  No obligation – no commitment – no requirement to sell a thing!  Ever!  I welcome folks with all kinds of goals and Hobby Demonstrators are a big part of the Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew!

If you’d like more info – you can check it out on my Join My Team page – or…give me a holler.  Would be happy to answer any questions you might have!

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Catalog Shares Available Now!

With the imminent arrival of the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog, I’m offering Catalog Shares to give you the chance to try a little bit of all the new papers and embellishments – without having to BUY all the new papers and embellishments! 🙂

As in the past, I’m offering a Designer Series Paper share and an Embellishment share with all sorts of fun new goodies!

I’ve got a few options for you to pick from:  a New Designer Series Paper Share, a New Embellishments Share, and an I Want It All Share (this one gets a free extra bonus!!).  And there are even DOUBLE shares, too!

Shares are open to anyone – including demonstrators, so…head on over to my Catalog Shares Page and check out your options – then get signed up today!


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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

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

Shaded Spruce Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); Forever Flourishing die cut leaves

Soft Sea Foam Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); Tasteful Labels die cut (sentiment)

Forever Gold Laser-Cut Specialty Paper: Leaves on front

Forever Fern DSP: 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (strip on 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


On most mornings, I leave Finn on a “stay” in the barn while I lead the ladies around to let them out in the pasture.

Some days, I feel like maybe I’m being watched

Since I know for SURE it couldn’t be Finn watching me – cuz of how he’s in the barn where I left him…I know it’s just paranoia….

Or…is it?

THAT does not look like a “stay”….

Watcha gonna do when he comes for you…for you….

TTFN
M

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Stampin’ Up! Many Mates In Good Taste Birthday!

Good morning and happy Memorial Day!  Hope you’ll have a great day with family and socially-distanced friends – with good food and fun.  And a moment to remember the sacrifice behind the holiday!

Do you guys realize that we’re only NINE days away from the new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog going LIVE?!?  Happy Dance Happy Dance!!  Of course, that also means that we’re only EIGHT days from the end of the Retiring goodies – so….be sure to pick up your favorites before they’re gone for good!

Now – my card for today uses the Many Mates stamp set.  Again.  Sorry for the quick repeat, but…this card came to my brain and it needed this sentiment.  This time, I paired it with some Misty Moonlight paper from the In Good Taste DSP.  Take a look-see:

The layout for this one comes from the Freshly Made Sketches challenge this week.

 

This one is super easy – letting the wonderful In Good Taste do all the work.

I started with a pretty Misty Moonlight and Gray Granite paper from the In Good Taste DSP that I matted on Bumble Bee for the card front.

The middle panel is a second pattern in the DSP pack – also matted on Bumble Bee.

I ran a length of new Bumble Bee 2020-2022 In Color 1/4″ Ribbon thru a slide from the Antiqued Corners & Slides (new in the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog) then I wrapped it around the small panel and secured it in the back with Glue Dots.

I popped the panel onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

On a piece of Gray Granite, in Night of Navy, I stamped the Many Mates sentiment using my Stamparatus.  Then I punched it out with the Tailored Tag Punch.

I added faux stitches with my Night of Navy Stampin’ Write Marker, then I popped the tag on with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I adhered one Bumble Bee dot from the 2020-2022 In Color Enamel Dots and…the card front was done!

On the inside, on a Gray Granite panel, I stamped a second Many Mates sentiment in Night of Navy.  Across the bottom is a Bumble Bee-matted strip of the In Good Taste DSP.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Bumble Bee mat and then into my Misty Moonlight card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got the “Celebrate” sentiment from Many Mates stamped across the front in Night of Navy…

…and more of the pretty In Good Taste DSP on the envelope flap.

Et voila!  Many Mates is so stinkin’ useful – with sentiments ranging from this birthday wish to Sympathy, Thanks, retirement and congratulations!!

Look how different this card looks from the last one I made with this set.

Th difference?  The In Good Taste DSP!

I hope you like – and are counting down the days till you can get it all for yourself!  Of course – there IS a way to get it all RIGHT NOW!!  Yes – join the team now and you can select from these goodies to fill your Starter Kit!  Check the deets down below!!

If you want to recreate this card – all the Stampin’ Up! products you need are listed down below along with the card cuts!

TTFN

M

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 16 MAY – 31 MAY: 7PTPJE4E

The May Tutorial features the Mountain Air Bundle!

Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift (AND the Monthly Card Tutorial!) from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in any active Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!  See my Rewards page for full details.


Stamps-N-Lingers Special Bundles Available Now For a Limited Time

With the arrival of the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog, I’ve once again gathered up some goodies from the new Suites (and beyond!) that coordinate with each other and will get you well on the way to making great cards and projects!

I spent some time curating these bundles for you to choose from.  Like your own Personal Shopper.  When you order them, you’ll save around 10-15% off ordering everything yourself!  And every Special Bundle includes a FREE GIFT! 🙂

There are bunch o-bundles to pick from and free gifts with each bundle.  Check them out right here – and use the handy form at the bottom of the page to get your order placed!


Want to Join Us?

The new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog is GORGEOUS!!  And – if you join right now – YOU could choose to select from the same Pre-Order goodies that I did to fill your Starter Kit!!  That’s right – you’ll spend $99 and pick $125 worth of goodies!!  Plus – you’ll get an eight-pack of the NEW Catalogs and brochures (that’s kind of a big deal!!).

As always, Starter Kits ship for FREE!!  Just as soon as you get your Demonstrator ID – you’ll be able to save at least 20% on EVERYTHING you purchase!  No obligation – no commitment – no requirement to sell a thing!  Ever!  I welcome folks with all kinds of goals and Hobby Demonstrators are a big part of the Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew!

If you’d like more info – you can check it out on my Join My Team page – or…give me a holler.  Would be happy to answer any questions you might have!

JoinNow_Button


Catalog Shares Available Now!

With the imminent arrival of the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog, I’m offering Catalog Shares to give you the chance to try a little bit of all the new papers and embellishments – without having to BUY all the new papers and embellishments! 🙂

As in the past, I’m offering a Designer Series Paper share and an Embellishment share with all sorts of fun new goodies!

I’ve got a few options for you to pick from:  a New Designer Series Paper Share, a New Embellishments Share, and an I Want It All Share (this one gets a free extra bonus!!).  And there are even DOUBLE shares, too!

Shares are open to anyone – including demonstrators, so…head on over to my Catalog Shares Page and check out your options – then get signed up today!


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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

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

Bumble Bee Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3″ x 4 1/4″ (mat for middle DSP panel); 1 1/8″ x 4″ (mat for inner liner strip)

Gray Granite Card Stock: Tailored Tag Punch (sentiment); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

In Good Taste DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); 2 7/8″ x 4 1/8″ (middle DSP panel); 1″ x 3 7/8″ (inner liner strip); 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


Somedays, when the weather is fine, Finny and I just sit on the porch at the barn.

Enjoying the birds.  And the flowers.

The quiet of a garden is good for the soul.

Be it human or dog. 🙂

Finn sleeps.  I read.

Not at all a bad way to spend a few minutes on a lovely Georgia spring morning! 🙂

TTFN
M

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Stampin’ Up! Many Mates Sneak Peek with Video Tutorial for The Paper Players

Hey y’all – it’s Sunday, which means I’ve got another fun challenge for you from the Paper Players – it’s a sketch challenge from our lovely LeAnne this week and it’ll for sure jump-start your creative mojo!  I hope you’ll come and play along.  🙂

If you were able to join me yesterday for my Facebook Live video, I appreciate you spending some of your weekend with me!  If you weren’t able to watch the live version, but you’d like to see the replay on YouTube…here ’tis!

I pulled out the new Many Mates stamp set, with it’s bundled Many Medallions Die set (coming on 3 June!), plus a little of the new Forever Greenery DSP for this one!  And – some new Brass Foil became the focal point.  Take a look-see:

And here’s this week’s Paper Players theme challenge!  Hope you’ll join the fun and show us your projects!  I can’t wait to see what you create!  🙂

I started with a piece of Just Jade card stock – one of the wunnermus new 2020-2022 In Colors! – and embossed it in the new Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder.  Then I cut it to be the same size as the front of my Just Jade card base and adhered it with Liquid Glue.

Next up is a piece of Forever Greenery DSP, double matted on Pretty Peacock and Melon Mambo – and adhered to the card front with Liquid Glue.

Using the big, bold die in the Many Medallions Die Set, I cut a Brass Foil piece.  Then I used my Paper Snips to trim the panel down to fit and adhered it with Liquid Glue.

I stamped the Many Mates sentiment in Melon Mambo on a strip of Whisper White, then used the new Lovely Labels Pick a Punch (new in the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog) to cut each end.

I tied a simple bow from a length of 3/16″ Braided Linen Trim and adhered it with a Glue Dot.  Then I popped the sentiment over the top with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

A couple of Just Jade dots from the 2020-2022 In Color Enamel Dots pack finished off the card front!

On the inside, I added a second sentiment from Many Mates in Melon Mambo to a Whisper White panel.  I added a Pretty Peacok-matted strip of Forever Greenery DSP across the bottom – and some of the trimmed Brass Foil die cut, as well.  A single Just Jade Enamel dot finished it off.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Pretty Peacock and a Melon Mambo mat and then into the Just Jade card base and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got a few words from Many Mates in Melon Mambo on the front…

…and more of the Forever Greenery DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  This Many Mates set is absolutely filled with fun and useful sentiments – and the bundled Many Medallions offers some great textural accents for your projects!

I hope you like – and are adding this one to your gotta-have-it list!

And I can help you get this stamp set – either now as a new demonstrator (yes, you can select pre-order goodies for your Starter Kit!!) or after 3 June (consider an Online Host Club!!) or my Sentiments Rule Special Bundle!

If you want to recreate this card – all the Stampin’ Up! products you need are listed down below along with the card cuts!

Now – before you reach for your ink and papers, check out what our amazing team has created to inspire you this week:

The Paper Players Design Team

TTFN

M

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 16 MAY – 31 MAY: 7PTPJE4E

The May Tutorial features the Mountain Air Bundle!

Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift (AND the Monthly Card Tutorial!) from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in any active Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!  See my Rewards page for full details.


Stamps-N-Lingers Special Bundles Available Now For a Limited Time

With the arrival of the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog, I’ve once again gathered up some goodies from the new Suites (and beyond!) that coordinate with each other and will get you well on the way to making great cards and projects!

I spent some time curating these bundles for you to choose from.  Like your own Personal Shopper.  When you order them, you’ll save around 10-15% off ordering everything yourself!  And every Special Bundle includes a FREE GIFT! 🙂

There are bunch o-bundles to pick from and free gifts with each bundle.  Check them out right here – and use the handy form at the bottom of the page to get your order placed!


Want to Join Us?

The new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog is GORGEOUS!!  And – if you join right now – YOU could choose to select from the same Pre-Order goodies that I did to fill your Starter Kit!!  That’s right – you’ll spend $99 and pick $125 worth of goodies!!  Plus – you’ll get an eight-pack of the NEW Catalogs and brochures (that’s kind of a big deal!!).

As always, Starter Kits ship for FREE!!  Just as soon as you get your Demonstrator ID – you’ll be able to save at least 20% on EVERYTHING you purchase!  No obligation – no commitment – no requirement to sell a thing!  Ever!  I welcome folks with all kinds of goals and Hobby Demonstrators are a big part of the Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew!

If you’d like more info – you can check it out on my Join My Team page – or…give me a holler.  Would be happy to answer any questions you might have!

JoinNow_Button


Catalog Shares Available Now!

With the imminent arrival of the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog, I’m offering Catalog Shares to give you the chance to try a little bit of all the new papers and embellishments – without having to BUY all the new papers and embellishments! 🙂

As in the past, I’m offering a Designer Series Paper share and an Embellishment share with all sorts of fun new goodies!

I’ve got a few options for you to pick from:  a New Designer Series Paper Share, a New Embellishments Share, and an I Want It All Share (this one gets a free extra bonus!!).  And there are even DOUBLE shares, too!

Shares are open to anyone – including demonstrators, so…head on over to my Catalog Shares Page and check out your options – then get signed up today!


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

 

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Just Jade Card Stock: 8 1/2″ x 11″ (card base, scored, cut and folded at shown above); 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ Tasteful Textile 3D Embossed panel (card front)

Melon Mambo Card Stock: 3 5/8″ x 4 5/8″ (bottom front mat); 4″ x 5 1/4″ (bottom mat for inner liner)

Pretty Peacock Card Stock: 3 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ (top mat for front DSP panel); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (top mat for inner liner); 1 1/8″ x 3 7/8″ (mat for inner liner strip)

Brass Foil Sheet: Many Medallions die cut panel (trimmed to 3 1/4″ x 4 1/4″)

Whisper White Card Stock: 3/4″ x 2 1/2″ (sentiment); 3 3/4″ x 5″ (inner liner)

Forever Greenery DSP: 3 3/8″ x 4 3/8″ (DSP Panel on front); 1″ x 3 7/8″ (inner liner strip); 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


Wayne put a stick on the dog the other day.

Wait – that might have been me.

I put a stick on the dog the other day.

 

I think I said something like – hey Finny, wanna get this stick?

And he indicated he did not by just ignoring me completely.

So – I put the stick on him.

Figured he’d shake it off real quick.

I figured wrong.

I dunno – maybe he wants to be one of those wagon-pulling dogs?

Or…could just be that…he’s a smidge goofy!

But – makes for cute pictures, huh??

TTFN

M

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Stampin’ Up! Many Mates Video Tutorial Sneak Peek!

Happy Saturday, y’all!  And it’s the Saturday of a Three-Day Weekend to celebrate Memorial Day!  As you go about your socially distanced activities this weekend, grilling and playing in the sun, I’d ask you to take a moment to say thank you to those who gave all so that we could enjoy the freedoms we love so much!  Our freedom came at the ultimate cost for so many.  Thank you!

Part of my weekend will be spent (I hope!) with you (virtually!) tonight at 7pm Eastern over on my Stamps-N-Lingers FB page.  We’re going to play with a sentiment-centric bundle called Many Mates.  With a few other goodies thrown in.  Take a sneaky peek!

I think you’ll like this one so…hope to see you then.

Tonight.  7pm Eastern.  Right here! 🙂

TTFN

M

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 16 MAY – 31 MAY: 7PTPJE4E

The May Tutorial features the Mountain Air Bundle!

Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift (AND the Monthly Card Tutorial!) from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in any active Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!  See my Rewards page for full details.


Catalog Shares Available Now!

With the imminent arrival of the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog, I’m offering Catalog Shares to give you the chance to try a little bit of all the new papers and embellishments – without having to BUY all the new papers and embellishments! 🙂

As in the past, I’m offering a Designer Series Paper share and an Embellishment share with all sorts of fun new goodies!

I’ve got a few options for you to pick from:  a New Designer Series Paper Share, a New Embellishments Share, and an I Want It All Share (this one gets a free extra bonus!!).  And there are even DOUBLE shares, too!

Shares are open to anyone – including demonstrators, so…head on over to my Catalog Shares Page and check out your options – then get signed up today!


Want to Join Us?!

The new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog is GORGEOUS!!  And – if you join right now – YOU could choose to select from the same Pre-Order goodies that I did to fill your Starter Kit!!  That’s right – you’ll spend $99 and pick $125 worth of goodies!!  Plus – you’ll get an eight-pack of the NEW Catalogs and brochures (that’s kind of a big deal!!).

As always, Starter Kits ship for FREE!!  Just as soon as you get your Demonstrator ID – you’ll be able to save at least 20% on EVERYTHING you purchase!  No obligation – no commitment – no requirement to sell a thing!  Ever!  I welcome folks with all kinds of goals and Hobby Demonstrators are a big part of the Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew!

If you’d like more info – you can check it out on my Join My Team page – or…give me a holler.  Would be happy to answer any questions you might have!

JoinNow_Button


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’ve had a few requests for an update on the progress of our garden.

So – Finny (my docent) and I, went out with the camera.

Our first stop is the Squash department!  On the left – a baby Spaghetti Squash.  On the right – some yellow squash that are doing great!  We’ve had trouble in the past with blossom-end rot.  But..so far so good this year! 🙂

My French Algarve pole beans are doing their thing – and we’ve got tons of little flowers (baby beans, do-do-do-do-doo).  Underneath – my Buttercrunch that I started from seed (have to keep saying that cuz I can’t believe how good everything did this year!).  I’ve also got sweet onions in that bed – that we started from root cuttings off onions I cooked with.  Yes.  I AM channeling Laura Ingalls… 😉

Moving into the tomato area…

The two big plants in the corners are the tomatillos – going great guns.

The two small plants are basil.

Except…they’re not.  Somehow in the seed starting process, things went astray, awry and maybe even avast.  They are most definitely tomatoes.  I ASSUME they’re Argo paste tomatoes, but…I guess we’ll see!

I kept looking and waiting for them to look like basil – rubbing the leaves and sniffing….nope.  NOT basil! LOL

The Sweethearts are doing well – they’re such a solid performer!  This is a grape tomato and they’re sweet as sugar!

My Ancho Magnificos are really flourishing.  Not as fast as Wayne thinks they should – he keeps worrying that our soil isn’t as good as it “was last year”.  Cuz…we don’t have a thousand peppers by mid-May! 😉  But…we’ve got a bevy of flowers (aka baby peppers, do-do-do-do-dooo).

Finally, into Finn’s favorite part of the garden (cuz…he can reach these!).

We’ve got lavender… with some flowers around the edge…

And the blueberries and raspberries….

You DO have to keep a close eye on the fruit – those rascally squirrels are known berrytarians!

 

Last, but not least, Finn’s favorite – the Pink Peace!!

No more pictures of turnips, mustards and collards…we had two big harvests…

And some gorgeous radishes!

So – there you have it!  The garden is doing its thing! 🙂

TTFN

M

 

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Stampin’ Up! Comfort & Hope Sneak Peek With Video Tutorial

Happy Friday!!  I hope you’ve had an awesome week.  Headed into a long weekend!  So…put on your 3-day weekend pajamas!  🙂

If you were able to join me for my YouTube video yesterday – I appreciate you spending some of your day with me!  If not, but you’d like to see the replay…here ’tis!

This card is a sneak peek of the new Comfort & Hope set from the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog.  And it’s a sweet one – especially when paired with some wonderful textural paper from the In Good Taste DSP (also coming on 3 Jun in the new catalog).  Take a look-see:

The color palette for this one is from the Global Design Project color challenge this week.

I started with a piece of stucco-looking paper from the new In Good Taste DSP (I can’t wait for you to get a good look at this paper in person – it’s amazing!) and began to build my “ink collage”.

In Blushing Bride, I stamped the wreath image from the Comfort & Hope set.  Then I started adding leaves in stamped-off-once Pretty Peacock and faceted gems (not real – stamped!) in full strength Pretty Peacock.

The grid pattern stamped image is done in Soft Sea Foam – as are the little dots. These are all images from Comfort & Hope!  I also added a couple of leaves in Soft Sea Foam.

Once all the stamping was done, I cut a Stitched Rectangle die from the middle of the panel and matted that die cut on Pretty Peacock.  I used Liquid Glue to adhere the remaining “frame” to a Pretty Peacock mat.  Then I popped the cut out back onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I tied a medium-sized simple bow with the gold trim from the new Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack (available 3 Jun) and adhered it with a Glue Dot.

On a piece of Whisper White, I stamped the sentiment from Comfort & Hope in Pretty Peacock.  I added a grid image and some dots in Soft Sea Foam, and a few “faceted gems” in Pretty Peacock.  Then I cut it out with the Timeless Label Punch.

I popped the sentiment onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals, added a few Gold Metallic Pearls – and the card front was done!

On the inside, I added a second sentiment in Pretty Peacock to a Whisper White panel.  Then I inked and stamped more collage images in Blushing Bride, Pretty Peacock and Soft Sea Foam.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Pretty Peacock mat and into my Gray Granite card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more collage elements on the front…

…and some of the In Good Taste DSP – stamped with Comfort & Hope images – on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I love that this pretty Comfort & Hope set is so conducive to creating stamped collages!  The sentiments are also pretty perfect – especially for the times we’re in, huh?

And how cool does it look stamped on the In Good Taste DSP!??  I hope you like!

If you want to recreate this card – all the Stampin’ Up! products you need are listed down below along with the card cuts!

TTFN

M

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 16 MAY – 31 MAY: 7PTPJE4E

The May Tutorial features the Mountain Air Bundle!

Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift (AND the Monthly Card Tutorial!) from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in any active Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!  See my Rewards page for full details.


New Online Host Club Beginning in June!

And I have just ONE spot left!!

What is an Online Host Club?

Well – besides helping you to build your crafting tool chest a little at a time, a club also lets you get host benefits – without actually HOSTING a workshop!

It’s a six month gig – and it’s super easy!  Get all the deets – including all the benefits of being in one of my clubs – right here!  And then – get signed up.  Only the one space is available for June – which is perfect since it coincides with the BRAND NEW CATALOG!!  🙂


Catalog Shares Available Now!

With the imminent arrival of the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog, I’m offering Catalog Shares to give you the chance to try a little bit of all the new papers and embellishments – without having to BUY all the new papers and embellishments! 🙂

As in the past, I’m offering a Designer Series Paper share and an Embellishment share with all sorts of fun new goodies!

I’ve got a few options for you to pick from:  a New Designer Series Paper Share, a New Embellishments Share, and an I Want It All Share (this one gets a free extra bonus!!).  And there are even DOUBLE shares, too!

Shares are open to anyone – including demonstrators, so…head on over to my Catalog Shares Page and check out your options – then get signed up today!


Want to Join Us?!

The new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog is GORGEOUS!!  And – if you join right now – YOU could choose to select from the same Pre-Order goodies that I did to fill your Starter Kit!!  That’s right – you’ll spend $99 and pick $125 worth of goodies!!  Plus – you’ll get an eight-pack of the NEW Catalogs and brochures (that’s kind of a big deal!!).

As always, Starter Kits ship for FREE!!  Just as soon as you get your Demonstrator ID – you’ll be able to save at least 20% on EVERYTHING you purchase!  No obligation – no commitment – no requirement to sell a thing!  Ever!  I welcome folks with all kinds of goals and Hobby Demonstrators are a big part of the Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew!

If you’d like more info – you can check it out on my Join My Team page – or…give me a holler.  Would be happy to answer any questions you might have!

JoinNow_Button


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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

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

Pretty Peacock Card Stock:  4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner);  (mat for Stitched Rectangle Die cut)

Whisper White Card Stock: Timeless Label Punch (sentiment); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

In Good Taste DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (Card front); 3 3/8″ x 4 3/4″ Rectangle Stitched Die (middle panel); envelope flap


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